Intro to Holistic Healing

What the Heck IS “Holistic Healing?”

To answer that, I’m providing a 4-hour seminar

Intro to Holistic Healing

Let’s talk about my Intro to Holistic Healing! For registration details, go to The Fairfax Spirituality & Metaphysics GroupFairfax Metaphysics and Spirituality Group  or register NOW directly with our lovely hostess Reverend Marti Giese –  Marti@blossomforth.us or by calling her at (703) 369-2606.

This intensive Intro to Holistic Healing seminar describes several different kinds of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques in a broad overview. Topics include everything from specific nutrition and exercise regimens to acupuncture, Reiki, essential oils, chi machine (aerobic exerciser), drinkable clay, herbs, and more. Participants will receive extensive notes and an opportunity to suggest which of the subjects  they would like to explore further in classes specifically designed for those topics.

Sorry for the short notice about Intro to Holistic Healing; but I just got permission to put it onto this Meetup site, so I want to share the info with you, in case you live near Prince William Parkway in Manassas, which houses the beautiful venue where I’ll be teaching. Cost $40*, payable at the door.

*Because of extensive preparation and printing costs, refunds are not available for this class.

I hope to see you there and/or at future classes, which I’ll be presenting this year!

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

Eliminating Inflammation – What Can You Do?

 Eliminating Inflammation Is Vital To Good Health and Anti-Aging

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stick_figure + letters Q & A - how can we eliminate inflammationQ:  “Why does the body have inflammation?”

A.  Eliminating inflammation is important, because inflammation indicates that a body is trying to counteract things like illness, injury, dementia, allergies, stings, and stress.

It not only is a healing mechanism, but also is a valuable message to the body’s “owner” that something is wrong and needs attention.

We should LOVE our inflammation first (for telling us the body needs help) —  and then get rid of it!

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Why is Eliminating Inflammation Important?

Inflammation Is An Underlying Condition In Many Dis-eases

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There Are Several Natural Methods of Eliminating Inflammation

Gold kiliHere’s a Quick and Delicious Drink which is very helpful, because it is made with ginger.  There also is a version with green tea in the mix.  You can make this as a hot drink or as a cold beverage.  All you need is to add water; but I add it to juices, as well.

It’s called Goli kili ginger drink, and is available through Amazon.com, among other locations.

Over Time, We’ll Discuss Alternatives for Eliminating Inflammation

First Up:  Dr. Andrew Weil’s Suggestions

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Dr. Andrew Weil

Note:  I love Dr. Andrew Weil, who currently is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Wikipedia has all the details; but, briefly, Dr.  Weil is world-famous for establishing the field of integrative medicine, which aims to combine alternative and conventional medicine.  He is a physician, and a research biologist, who truly understands the effects of plants on the body.

Here is a quote from his blog/web site, where you can get lots of information on a regular basis:

Optimal health does not come from a “miracle” drug or a fad diet, but is instead the result of making prudent daily decisions about how to eat, exercise, handle stress and connect with others.

One solution to inflammation is to eat and drink properly, using beneficial, anti-inflammatory foods.  Click on this picture of his Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, where you can get the information by looking at the graphic.  He also has created a specific diet for you to follow.

 “What Does An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Do? The anti-inflammatory diet is a blueprint for a lifetime of optimum nutrition. Simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious diseases, including:

OK, you can go to Dr. Weil’s website to learn more about this and a million other subjects. Meanwhile, let’s refer to how inflammation affects/causes aging.

Inflammation and Aging Processes


Here’s a new word for you:  Senescence (/sɪˈnɛsəns/) (from Latin: senescere, meaning “to grow old”, from senex) or biological aging (also spelled biological ageing). (Thanks, Wikipedia.) I advise you to read this article only if you have sophisticated vocabulary and a serious interest in the subject.  The bottom line is that some theories of aging relate directly to the levels of inflammation and free radical damage present in the body.

Since there are so many anti-inflammatory foods, herbs, and options, and since we all want to preserve health and youthful bodies, I am going to refer you to another blog about food combinations and to future posts on this My Get Well Guru website, for some quick solutions, such as the use of ginger, aloe vera, and other items, rather than writing a whole thesis on this blog.  In the meantime, let’s reduce our…

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FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration). The information shared on this site is intended for educational purposes only. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.

Here’s to your good health!


Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

BrainNormal Brain     Is it really Alzheimer’s Disease or a different issue?

 What does your brain look like? 

What can  you do to maintain good brain health? 

The Alzheimer’s Association

There are many resources and options available now as our scientists learn more and more daily.  I believe in advocacy on a number of social issues, of which this is one.  I learn a lot from the Alzheimer’s Association and so can you at:   (http://www.alz.org/.

That is a link to their website where you can take a tour of the brain! 

You don’t have to have Alzheimer’s to find this fascinating as it shows you how the brain works in a way that you can see and understand it.  http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_4719.asp.  To learn more about the disease, itself, you can visit this part of their website:  http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp..

For Wikipedia’s definition of Alzheimer’s Disease, see this link:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer%27s_disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. It was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.[1] Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age,[2] although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer’s is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.[3]

Here is another link, from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging:  http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/topics/alzheimers-basics.

What I hope to accomplish with blogs about Alzheimer’s Disease is to teach people about the disease, as well as how to cope with it or to provide care to others who experience it.

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well and Live Well!