Flu Season – Things To Know

What the Experts Say About 2021-2022 Flu Season

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What is the Definition of Seasonal Flu / Influenza?

(“Flu” is the abbreviation commonly used for “Influenza.”)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. It represents a year-round disease burden. It causes illnesses that range in severity and sometimes lead to hospitalization and death.

Most people recover from fever and other symptoms within a week without requiring medical attention. However, influenza can cause severe illness or death, particularly among high risk groups including the very young, the elderly, pregnant women, health workers and those with serious medical conditions.

Is It Flu or Allergies?

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As a person who

a) lives in a wooded community and

b) has been diagnosed as being allergic to trees, shrubs, and grasses,

I often have occasion to wonder whether I have the flu or allergies. Thus, I researched and wrote about it. Click Here to see that post.


When is the “Regular Flu” Season?

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In temperate climates, seasonal epidemics occur mainly during winter, while in tropical regions, influenza may occur throughout the year, causing outbreaks more irregularly. ~ WHO

Flu season is here. In the United States, it usually ramps up in October and is the worst between December and  February.

Note: I am not a medical doctor and am not providing medical advice. Instead, I’m sharing educational and informational experts about this year’s round of flu. The following is an excerpt from an article on the subject, in the Washington Post.

Flu viruses may also roar back with more opportunities to spread this fall and winter in reopened schools, workplaces and businesses, especially where masks are not mandated. Hospitals already battling simultaneous pediatric spikes in covid-19 and RSV fear oxygen and staffing will be stretched thin if flu and coronavirus admissions surge together in the months ahead — a dreaded scenario they avoided during the last winter surge.


Why Do Docs Recommend Flu Shots and Who Should Get Them?

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photo of hands giving flu injection into patient's arm by whitesessionExpert medical researchers and physicians say that getting an annual flu shot/vaccine is the BEST way to help prevent catching the flu and can reduce serious complications that may result in hospitalization or even death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for children, getting an annual flu vaccine can even be lifesaving. It recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older (including pregnant people).

A flu vaccine can still reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill from flu and even dying from it. In addition, getting your flu vaccine will also help keep you out of the hospital, leaving the beds for COVID-19 patients and others who need them.


TRUE CONFESSIONS

Nancy Ayanna Wyatt 2021For years, I chose not to get the flu vaccine. I made that decision because reports were that the then-current vaccine was based on previous years’ varieties of the flu, not whatever strain was now in play.

However, a physician convinced me that, if I got the flu shot AND the flu, the flu symptoms would be greatly reduced compared to the situation had I not been vaccinated for influenza.

With the advent of the COVID-19 virus, I now get both vaccines, not wanting to “mix and match” illnesses nor to “play Russian Roulette” with my life and health.


Yes, You Can Get the “Regular Flu” and the COVID-19 Virus at the Same Time!

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I’m sure you already know that the CDC, the WHO, and other medical professionals highly recommend getting the full number of doses of the vaccinations for COVID.

Millions of people all over the world now have taken these vaccines with predictable results.

Those who are vaccinated either avoid COVID-19 or have demonstrably lighter symptoms.

The comparatively few deaths that have occurred have been in people who had additional physical challenges which overcame the ability of the immune system to prevail.

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Getting your shots is especially important these days because you can get sick with COVID-19 and flu at the same time, as experts expect both to spread this fall/winter.


How MAY AND CAN

I Help You Face These Issues?

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Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt, MHT, TNLP, Life Coach, and Spiritual Counselor

Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt, MHT, TNLP, Life Coach, and Spiritual Counselor

Well, there are several options!

  • I’m not a doctor, but I have many certifications in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) – aka “holistic healing” modalities.
  • I’m certified as a hypnotherapist and have been teaching meditation techniques for years.
  • In addition, I’m certified as a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. To learn more about those things, Click Here.
  • I am a Reiki Master and use several other energy healing modalities.

Click Here to see sample testimonials from my clients.


Let’s See Some Examples

So, in addition to the classes and consultations I offer, below are just a few of the things we could discuss to see if they’ll help you.

You can get some of these items without the need for a free initial consultation. An example is the guided meditation for sleep below.

(I’ll tell you how to get that free consult at the end of this post.)

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Where? Online, of course! My products can be ordered online, and my services can be conducted online via Zoom, email, and other options.


Even the Fear of Flu Can Cause Stress.

My Tips and Tools Address That and Lots of Other Conditions.

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For Sleeplessness, Pain, Stress, and Many More Issues, Help Is Available

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For sleeplessness due to anxiety and “thinking too much,” you can get the following proven products.

Downloadable Guided Meditation for Sleep

Sleep Like A Baby Guided Meditation.

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Customized HypnoMeditations

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Or, if you want something more personalized, I can create a customized HypnoMeditation for you. It will use your words to address the specific issues that are stressful to you. Those include fears, limiting beliefs, and other challenges you wish to overcome.

There will be no subliminal messages that you cannot hear, and we’ll agree on the content before the meditation is finalized.

It comes in the format of a recording that you can play as often as you want to allay fears.


Distance Healy Sessions

and

Distance Reiki Sessions

Each of these topics is too voluminous to describe here. Therefore, I suggest you ask me about them during our free consultation (info below).

Meanwhile, here’s the link for an extensive education about Healy, which is an FDA-cleared device for use with pain. Healy.

Healy sensor and Pink Dot App on Smart Phone

Healy sensor for use with a smartphone


Reiki

Reiki treatment for pain


Young woman having a reiki treatment in therapy roomFor reasons beyond comprehension, my Reiki link is not working. Consequently, it will have to suffice to say Reiki is a form of energy work that can be done in person and remotely. It has been effective enough that many hospitals and other medical practices allow its use in their facilities for people and for animals.


Stress Less – With or Without the Flu

I know a bunch of techniques to reduce stress  ~ both long-term and in the moment. We can discuss your needs, and I can provide you with classes and consultations on various tools, or can share some “quick fixes” during our Sip & Share Session on  Zoom.


Free Initial Consult via Zoom!

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Click on this link to learn more: Sip & Share: De-Stress Chats on Zoom


Magenta Contact Us signFor questions, comments, or to book a free consultation, email me at MyGetWellGuru@gmail.com. I’m not intimidating, and I look forward to talking with you!


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

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Your Lymph System | Live or Die

YOU’LL DIE, If Your Lymph System Quits Working, So Let’s Learn About It In Simple Terms.

red question mark what is the lymph system?When was the last time you heard someone speak about lymph system health? People talk frequently about heart health, blood pressure, and oxygen circulation. They talk about digestive systems. They even talk about FINANCIAL health!

However, few seem to know what the lymphatic (lim-FAT-ik) system is or what it does to keep us healthy and alive. I’ll share some definitions and info from the experts. You might want to try suggestions at the end about how to keep it healthy

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World Multiple Sclerosis Day ~ Raising Awareness

World Multiple Sclerosis Day – May 30

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Let’s research Multiple Sclerosis

The purpose of any day set aside to focus on a disease is to help educate people, raise awareness about symptoms and treatments, and to make suggestions about providing aid to both patients and caregivers. What IS Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? The term means “many scars.”

It refers to the areas that appear on the brain and spinal cord after the myelin sheath, which covers and protects our nerves, is damaged or dies. The damaged myelin leaves a lesion which can be identified by an MRI.

Symptoms often arise in people from age 20 – 40. The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation states that Multiple Sclerosis affects over 2.3 million people. Of course, that means it affects the families, friends, and co-workers of 2.3 million people also! Continue Reading →

Fingernails, Eyes, & Tongues Reveal Your Health | Ayurveda and WEBMD

Fingernails, Eyes, and Tongues!

person in wheelchair shaking handsWhy did the doctors, medical staff, and their assistants start calling me,“The Tongue Lady,” when I had to undergo major abdominal surgery? What do tongues have to do with tummies? Sounds gross! It wasn’t.

Ayurveda, The Science of Self-HealingThey saw me reading my favorite, short, book about  Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad. The book has images of tongues, showing things like a jagged streak down the middle, or red bumps around the edges, or a white coating, called “thrush.” These appearances on tongues relate to disease conditions in the body.

laughing smiley face with tongue stuck outNo, I was not paid to extol the virtues of his book. I share about it because I learned a lot from Lad’s work. The medical staff became totally intrigued by the sketches of tongues in that book. Soon, they were sticking out their own tongues while looking in a mirror to diagnose themselves. Given human nature, they immediately began diagnosing each other and everyone they know – present or absent from the scene.

The same kinds of relationships and health issues are revealed in fingernails, and in various parts of the eye (Iridology). (Indicators also may be found in feet, lips, pulse, etc., but I’m limiting this discussion for the sake of your sanity and mine.)

image of a brown eyeAyurveda, Chinese medicine, and now Western medicine have come to the same conclusions about the value of “reading” fingernails, eyes, and tongues in the diagnostic process. (That’s why the doctor has you stick out your tongue and say “Aaa-aaaa-ah.” Below are some examples of disease conditions related to the visible state of your fingernails. I’ve included links for Dr. Lad, The Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International, Natural Health Techniques, and WEBMD.  Continue Reading →

Get Healthy With Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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What Are Some Health Benefits of Using Apple Cider Vinegar?

smiley face OK signYou will be amazed! Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) works on everything from warts to arthritis and shrinking prostate glands, from sunburns to diabetes and digestive issues, and from chronic fatigue to excess fat reduction and Alzheimer’s.


Paul C. Bragg, Authority on Apple Cider Vinegar

The great authority on Apple Cider Vinegar was Paul C. Bragg, who was crippled by tuberculosis as a child. Like many people with life-threatening or delimiting diseases, he looked for solutions. He developed his own eating, breathing, and exercising routines and created a wonderfully healthy body. His website states, “He excelled in running, swimming, biking, progressive weight training and mountain climbing. He made an early pledge to God, in return for his renewed health, to spend the rest of his life showing others the road to super health.” Then, he became an advisor to Olympic athletes and brought health solutions to others as a pioneer in the following areas.

  • Bragg reputedly started the first health food store, health food products, and health food restaurants in America.
  • He formed Bragg Health Crusades which presented the first Health Lectures across America. He then hosted a television show to promote health. It featured exercises, healthy recipes, and guest appearances by famous, health-minded people.
  • He introduced Juice Therapy in America by importing the first hand-juicers.

But, enough about him. 🙂 Let’s talk about health benefits of using Natural Apple Cider Vinegar.


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HypnoBirthing Classes

What is HypnoBirthing and Where Can You Take HypnoBirthing Classes for Yourself or to Become Certified?

Hypnotherapy in childbirth refers to the use of hypnotherapy to assist in the birthing process. This practice, known as hypnobirthing, functions on the premise that most labour-related pain is the result of fear and tension, which can be diminished[1] or anecdotally eliminated with hypnotherapy. Research into this practice has found reductions in pain during birthing,[1][2]Hypnobirthing may also impact the duration of labour and reduces surgical interventions during delivery.[3]

Sarojin Alva

Sarojini (Sara)

It happens that one of the best (world-renown) teachers of this form of natural birthing is my Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapy teacher, Sarojini (Sara) Alva, who lives in Northern Virginia, and she is offering some new classes for certification. See her message below. When I was her student, I found her loving nature and thorough knowledge, combined with her vast experience, to be wonderful for learning well in a very warm, relaxed environment. I hope you will talk with her about these and others of her classes! Continue Reading →

Meet Your Self!

Meet Your Self!

“Envision Enhanced Vision”

(Meet Your Self! Topic for November and December 2015)

Astounding Revelation!

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Seeing Eye

It is shocking to learn that, in people with multiple personality disorders, optometrists found that each “personality” had different vision, and the eyes took on different shapes when each personality took dominance. This indicates that the physical part of our eyes is only one – relatively small – source of how well we see. The rest is happening in the brain/mind/consciousness. Emotional states and things like posture directly impact your vision! So, we’re exploring this topic to learn how to prevent or correct eyesight issues.

Meet Your Self!

If you cannot attend our Meet Your Self! December, 1, 2015 session, you can book me to do it again in another place at another time. Ultimately, I can conduct these seminars on-line, so, if you want to help me experiment with that, call me to discuss it at 540-636-4311, or Read More now. Continue Reading →

Belly Dancing Is Exercise!

Nava Knows Beauty

Nava Knows Beauty

Who IS That Beauty – Demonstrating Belly Dancing Is Exercise?!

That is my new BFF, Nava, of Nava’s Dance, in Dumfries, Virginia.  She is gorgeous, smart as a whip, and provides classes for women and girls in legitimate, original Middle Eastern dance (which Westerners call “belly dancing”), as well as offering other wellness suggestions and products.  Here is what she says about it:

“My name is Nava and I teach Middle Eastern Dance.   To Westerners, this dance is known as Belly Dance but the term is a misnomer and provides a limited view of authentic Middle Eastern dancing.  Raqs Sharqi (spelled many ways) translated is “Dance Oriental” and evolved from many forms of dances performed in Middle Eastern Countries.

 

I recently opened a Dance Studio in Dumfries, Virginia for women and girls; if you’d like more information on this culturally rich dance form, stop by for a class.  The next semester begins May 12, 2015.”

Nava Wows The Audience!

Nava Wows The Audience!

Why Am I Featuring Belly Dance On A Wellness Site?

Dancing is very aerobic, meaning it helps increase and circulate oxygen in the body through lively, but moderate exercise.  This not only helps the flow of oxygen, but also blood and lymph fluids, the latter of which is one way in which the body cleanses itself of toxins, and other forms of waste.  Of course, dance also exercises muscles, helps with balance, and gives great fluidity of movement resulting in a graceful appearance.

The beauty of exercising through dance is that it is fun, beautiful to watch, freeing of the spirit, and still gives one the opportunity to learn professional techniques for a centuries-old form of cultural art.  If you live nearby, I hope you will contact Nava.  If you don’t, maybe you can find a dance class near you, even if it is of a different style.

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

Wellness Therapies – Yoga

Wellness Therapies Can Include YOGA!   

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This special blog is for people in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas, and is just a token of affection  about the place where I have taken yoga classes.

I love The Yoga Connection!  My class emphasizes the wellness of internal organs and the movement of chi to heal the whole body, as well as stretching muscles, ligaments, and fascia.  It is a pure form of yoga, in which we hold the poses long enough to be truly beneficial to body, mind, and spirit.  I am 69 years old, at this writing, and am profiting greatly from the health benefits of these fun classes, which are affordable and available in a flexible schedule, so no money is wasted.

Here is their website for on-going class schedules:  http://www.theyogaconnection.net/

Questions?  Contact The Yoga Connection and my friend, the owner, Marsha McLellan!

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

Classes – Wellness

 

Classes – Wellness – Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Holistic Healing / Natural Remedies

All You Need To Know … As An Introduction

As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

As a certified practitioner of several Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and wellness  modalities, I teach Introductory classes, which explain the concepts involved.  So, if you have ever heard the term “holistic healing,”  “Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” or “CAM,” and you wondered what the heck that means, these wellness classes provide the answers for natural ways of healing yourself – meaning non-synthetic, non-pharmaceutical, and non-surgical ways of increasing your health. 

The critical thing is to penetrate the cause, not just the symptoms, of whatever the dis-ease expression is.  That involves the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person, as relates to his or her physical manifestations of balance and imbalance: thus, the expression, “As Above, So Below,” but without specific religious connotations.  I have worked successfully with people of many faiths and with some who had no religious philosophies.  I also have worked successfully with many animals, and it is pretty safe to say that they had no religious beliefs of any recognizable kind.  The treatments still worked.

Because there is a lot of experiential evidence (about the efficacy of things, like acupuncture) that was not obtained via traditional Western scientific study methods, I disagree with some of Wikipedia’s conclusions. Still, see what it offers for the (partial) definition of some of these terms, as follows:

Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not founded on evidence gathered using the scientific method.[1] It consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies.[2] Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Christian faith healing. The treatments are those that are not part of the conventional, science-based healthcare system,[3][4][5][6] and are not backed by scientific evidence. Complementary medicine is alternative medicine used together with conventional medical treatment in a belief, not proven by using scientific methods, that it “complements” the treatment.[n 1][1][8][9] CAM is the abbreviation for Complementary and alternative medicine.[10][11] Integrative medicine (or integrative health) is the combination of the practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional medicine.[12]

Even the National Institutes   of Health recognizes some of the CAM modalities.  One source for learning more about Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health. Articles are available from PubMed and PubMed Central.[5]  Click here for more info.

Classes – Wellness

INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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Did you know that ROSES have enormous healing powers?  Imagine what else you will learn!

This particular class is a four hour seminar (with breaks and snacks); but it can be an all-day seminar, too. See list of topics below. The cost is determined by number of participants, commute time and distance, etc.

In this class on wellness, we shall discuss topics, such as:

Why Anything Works = Energy!

Who and What Can Be Healed

Categories of Holistic Approaches – ingestants, physical manipulation, energy work

Some Principles, Ethics and Theory

Thoughts Are Things – how we create wellness and dis-ease through thought patterns

Sources of Messages – Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, etc.

Causes of Dis-Ease

Body as Messenger – where it hurts is a clue for healing

Correspondences – Chakras / Colors / Notes on Scale

Cleansing and Protection – cleansing not only the body, but the aura

What Happens During Healing sessions and afterward.

The only complaint I’ve ever gotten about this class (and about my other metaphysics and meditation classes) is that the students wanted the class to be longer! 

They even said this when the class was four hours long!  So, you can see we had fun and learned a lot.  The highest compliment I got recently was that not a single person even looked at his/her cell phone during the entire class!  YEA!  Contact me.  You’ll love it, too!

How To Book Me For Classes – Wellness

I do hope you and your friends will schedule a class with me.  Get in touch, using the contact form below, by email (getwellstaywelll at Outlook.com), or by leaving a voice mail message at (540) 636-4311 to arrange it.

Some classes can be customized to your needs. I plan to offer wellness classes as webinars + videos on CAM topics and more in the future.  Follow me to find out when and stay tuned!

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

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