Welcome to Beautiful Healing Journey Updates Blog. The articles shared with you here are informational pieces on nutrition, healthy living, detoxification, and inspirations shared from my heart to yours. I pray that you will be educated with helpful information and encouraged and inspired to apply it to your own personal healing journey.
The only journey is the one within.
Why Are So Many People Gluten Sensitive These Days?
It seems like there are so many individuals dealing with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease today. Why is this happening and how do you find out if you are dealing with this issue yourself? My goal for you is to find the answers to some of these questions surrounding gluten and to empower you to make dietary choices that are healing and nourishing to your specific constitution and nutritional needs.
Are Parasites Affecting Your Health?
Almost everyone living today has some form of parasite infection. Dr. Todd Watts (known as the parasite doctor) states that if you have a pulse, you have parasites. A bit of a humorous saying but certainly one to get all of our attention! Please read the following article and find out how these critters can make a home inside of us and what kind of havoc they can create.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you! This is a very sacred time of year for sharing our faith, communion with others, and stillness and contemplation of another year that has almost passed yet again.
Online Dispensary Now Available
Hello all you wonderful Beautiful Healing Journey subscribers! I wanted to let you all know that there is an online dispensary store available now on my website. This dispensary is through Wellevate and on it you can order many different types of herbal preparations, homeopathic remedies, whole food nutritional supplementation, probiotics, protein powders, organic essential oils, natural body care products, and so much more.
Our Microbiome: What Is It and How Does It Directly Affect Our Body and Mind?
Have you heard of the term Microbiome? Did you know that you have one inside you and that you cannot exist without it? This vast system inside us can determine our health and longevity like no other system in our bodies. I would like to take you on a journey of your microbiome that resides within you. As you read this article, try to visualize this beautiful and complex system inside you and how it is functioning even though you are mostly unaware of what’s going on inside this amazingly inner ecosystem that you carry around with you every day.
Leaky Gut Syndrome and GI Health
Hello to all you lovely people! I wanted to send out an educational article on the importance of our GI tract health. Most of the individuals I have seen over the years are dealing with an underlying gut issue that is showing up in many different health concerns as well as mysterious symptoms of an unknown origin. Asking many targeted questions and doing specific testing on my clients has shown that our GI system is compromised in many of us and is an underlying factor in many disease processes. Today, I want to educate you on a term called Leaky Gut Syndrome. This is a syndrome that is at the root of many health issues today. This article is meant to give you some detailed information into what this syndrome is, how it can start, symptoms of this syndrome, testing for GI health issues (including leaky gut), and how I go about working with an individual in healing this vitally important system of the body. Please check out the Coconut Kefir Recipe under the Recipes section. This is a healing and restorative recipe that can be consumed for GI healing benefits.
Breast Health Series- How Our Emotions Affect Our Breast Health
Today we will discuss how our breasts are deeply tied into our emotional health and some ways to heal those deep emotional pains that have caused physical barriers to our healing. Think about where your breasts are located on your body. They are located right in front of your heart area, the same heart that holds so many emotions, feelings, dreams, passions, aspirations, strength, and love. Your heart is a safe and treasured place that is a deep ocean of memories, emotional scars and wounds, and beauty that is tied together to represent the unique creation of you.
Breast Health Series- 5 Screening Tools for Breast Health
Screening Tests for Breast Health This week in our breast health series we’re going to discuss some tests that can be very helpful for monitoring your health. These tests are valuable because they allow you to take a proactive approach to your health and well-being and give you a preventative look into your body before a health issue takes place. Remember before a lump or a bump is diagnosed, it has probably been growing in your body for 8-10 years. One cancer cell to a tumor takes about 10 years. It did not just show up overnight. You don’t just catch cancer like you do a virus or flu. It takes years to develop.
Breast Health Series- 5 Powerhouse Foods That Support Breast Health/ Week 2
One of my favorite quotes when it comes to food is the very famous quote by Hippocrates, (known as the founder of medicine) which states, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This quote sums up very well how we can heal our body from eating foods that have abundant healing and medicinal properties. Another famous and pertinent quote to this topic is from Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” According to the dictionary, this is stating that it is easier to prevent something from happening in the first place than it is to repair the damage after it has occurred. The foods we eat and foods we choose not to eat can make a huge impact in our healing journey. In today’s article, you will learn about 5 foods that have plentiful healing properties and are breast cancer preventatives. Also, I have included many recipes that you can make to incorporate some of these cancer preventative foods into your healing journey.
Breast Health Series- Breast Detoxification Week 1
I want to talk with you today about breast health. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sending out short 2-3 minute videos with my blog on this important topic. I am not a medical doctor and I am not a breast expert but I am a health practitioner that has had special training in the prevention and care of those who are dealing with cancer and chronic health issues. I have also counseled many women over the last 15 years dealing with breast cancer, healing from breast cancer, and also women who want to prevent it because of having a genetic tendency towards it. First of all and most importantly, I am a woman just like you that wants more than anything to be healthy and to feel empowered by having the facts about our breasts and knowing how to properly take care of them and the rest of our body.
Love's Many Blessings
Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovely people! I wanted to send a message out to everyone about the healing benefits of Love. First of all, a beautiful and heartfelt quote from a poet who expresses so well how love can deeply affects our hearts. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor do you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep" Pablo Neruda
Flu Prevention and Flu Care
The flu is no fun and it's that time of year when it is going around like mad fire. I wanted to send out some information for everyone about flu prevention and what to do if you come down with the flu. I'm going to do the prevention and therapeutic intervention together...some doses and changes will be made if you have the flu. Remember, you should start homeopathic and herbal remedies at the very beginning of symptoms to have the quickest recovery. READ ON...
Adverse Childhood Experiences- ACE Study
The stress of childhood trauma releases hormones that can physically and mentally change a child’s developing brain. Children with overwhelming stress live much of their life in fight or flight mode, which can alter and stress their mental and emotional development. Being in this mode also puts an individual in sympathetic dominance, which stresses their endocrine glands and immune function. Most children that have endured and experienced trauma see the world as a place of constant danger. If not dealt with and properly healed from these traumas, children take these fears and anxieties into their adulthood.
Dirty Dozen / Clean Fifteen Foods
What is the dirty dozen and clean fifteen food list? This is a list put out every year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG performs a series of tests required by the US Department of Agriculture. The results are that nearly 70% of 48 types of conventionally grown produce are polluted with pesticide residues.
Juicing - The many benefits
Fresh juices break down diseased tissues in the body and clean out old debris from cells and tissues that are lacking oxygen and vitality. It then restores new cells to a vibrant and oxygen rich state. Fresh juice also assists in proper drainage of the cleansing organs, including the liver, colon, and kidneys. It also helps in cleansing the bloodstream, lymph, and skin.
You cannot live one day without your liver functioning. The liver is the most regenerative and resilient organ in the body. Most livers will regenerate and regrow after a diseased portion is removed.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Unpurified drinking water, cosmetics, commercial cleaners, chlorine bleach, fertilizers, lumber, tattoos, broken thermometers, fabric softeners, large fish and shellfish, dental amalgam fillings, vaccines, latex and oil based paints, bleached flour, dyes, inks, exhaust fumes, air conditioner filters, floor waxes, soft contact lens solutions, coal burning and other forms of air pollution, etc…
Bone broth is made from slow cooked bones from healthy, pasture fed animals, vegetables, and filtered water. It is slow cooked at a low temperature in a crock pot or roast pan in the oven for 12-24 hours. The slow cooking process releases the minerals and nutrients from the bones and vegetables into the water or broth.
Benefits of Ghee
Ghee is one of my favorite fats to use for cooking, sautéing, and roasting! It definitely enhances the flavors of whatever you’re cooking with, such as meat, vegetables, or starches. It gives food a rich, delicious, nutty, and mouthwatering taste.
Castor Oil Packs
Castor Oil has a long and very interesting history of being used as a healing agent for thousands of years. Castor oil, also known as Palma Christi, because its leaves resemble the hands of Christ, has quite an impressive and extensive background worldwide.
I can’t tell you how many times over the years that I have sat across from a client and strongly encouraged them that doing a coffee enema would powerfully benefit their health. The looks that I have received and comments they give me are usually some of embarrassment, humor, or plain old disgust.