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Alternative and Complementary Medicine

  1. 1. By The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
  2. 3. Western Medicine <ul><li>Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Hematology </li></ul><ul><li>Oncology </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatology </li></ul><ul><li>Gastroenterology </li></ul><ul><li>Ear, Nose and Throat </li></ul><ul><li>Endocrinology </li></ul><ul><li>Ophthalmology </li></ul><ul><li>Gynecology </li></ul><ul><li>Infertility </li></ul><ul><li>Nephrology </li></ul><ul><li>Laryngology </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary </li></ul><ul><li>Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>Obstetrics </li></ul><ul><li>Orthopedic </li></ul><ul><li>Otology </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Urology </li></ul>
  3. 4. Alternative and Complementary Methods <ul><li>Acupuncture </li></ul><ul><li>Massage </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Juice Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda </li></ul><ul><li>Sound/Music Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation/Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin/Mineral Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Aromatherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery/Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Herbal Remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Dark Field Microscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Naturopathic Med </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Healing </li></ul><ul><li>Movement Education </li></ul><ul><li>Reflexology </li></ul><ul><li>Flower Remedy </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Iridology </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency Healing </li></ul>
  4. 5. Acupuncture
  5. 6. Traditional Chinese Medicine <ul><li>Dietary therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture - insertion of sterile needles into specific points on the body in order to control the flow of chi, or life energy </li></ul><ul><li>Moxibustion – burning an herb, called moxa, over acupuncture and other points </li></ul><ul><li>Herbal medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Qigong </li></ul>
  6. 7. Acupuncture <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore balance and harmony within the individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And between the individual and the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balancing the energies of the meridians and the body </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. What will TCM do for you? <ul><li>Used to treat any physical condition or emotional problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Historically been effective for chronic conditions that Western medicine is unable to reverse, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menopausal and Menstrual problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sinusitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Known to treat chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Massage
  9. 10. Massage <ul><li>Types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swedish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep tissue massage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuromuscular Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trigger point Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myotherapy </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Massage <ul><li>Muscles and soft tissues are pressed, rubbed and manipulated. </li></ul><ul><li>Massage breaks the cycle in which the nervous system stimulates muscles to contract causing pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles relax and lengthen </li></ul><ul><li>Pain relieving oxygen and blood floods the muscles </li></ul><ul><li>The process of “touch” also is relaxing and therapeutic </li></ul>
  11. 12. Hydrotherapy <ul><li>Water is applied to the body to stimulate and redirect the flow of blood and lymph. This nourishes cells and promotes regeneration of the tissues. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat causes the arteries and veins to expand and bring in blood and lymph. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold make the arteries and veins constrict, pushing blood and lymph away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This in-and-out movement of blood and lymph brings fresh oxygen and nutrients and helps removes toxins and waste. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Hydrotherapy <ul><li>Techniques: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water-soaked towels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water-soaked sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ie: Shower – alternate the hot and cold water along the spine to stimulate the nervous system and improve circulation to the abdomen, lungs and heart. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Vet application
  14. 15. Juice Therapy <ul><li>Juice Fasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detoxifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps identify food sensitivities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases the nutrient density of our diets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dangerous for diabetics and hypoglycemics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks fiber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Juice Fasting can be beneficial, but it is still best to eat the fruits, vegetables and whole grains. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Juice Therapy <ul><li>Used for 5000 years in Ayurvedic Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate digestion </li></ul><ul><li>Bolster the immune system </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Heal infections </li></ul><ul><li>Create a nutritional foundation to heal the body </li></ul>
  16. 17. Champion Juicer
  17. 18. Ayurvedic Medicine <ul><li>Originated in India </li></ul><ul><li>Combines many modalities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aromatherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Astrology </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. How does Ayurvedic Medicine work? <ul><li>Dosha </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kapha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Element </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space and Air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire and Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth and Water </li></ul></ul>Everything in nature is composed of 5 elements in 3 doshas:
  19. 20. How does Ayurvedic Medicine work? <ul><li>Disease is caused by an excess in one of the elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment restores balance by decreasing excessive elements and increasing deficient elements. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illnesses are based on stress and unhappiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment such as meditation aims to relieve stress and restore clarity of purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes, arthritis, anemia, allergies, immune issues </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Music Therapy
  21. 22. Sound and Music Therapy <ul><li>Used in Traditional Cultures for thousands of years. </li></ul><ul><li>Music Therapy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescribed by board-certified music therapists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western European Classical music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effecting positive changes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychological </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound Therapy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhythmic drumming and chanting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher level of balance and self-healing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Sound and Music Therapy <ul><li>Used in cases of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress related health issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tension Headaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Sound Therapy
  24. 25. Relaxation and Meditation
  25. 26. Relaxation and Meditation <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Induce a calm, rested state of body and mind that relieves stress and tension. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep breathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chanting Mantras- harmonizing the electrical activity of the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive Relaxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga and Tai chi </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Relaxation and Meditation <ul><li>Generally benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic anger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrhythmia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digestive Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Yoga
  28. 29. Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
  29. 30. Vitamin and Mineral Therapy <ul><li>Environmental: Soils are depleted so foods are depleted </li></ul><ul><li>Stress: Drains the body of nutrients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each nutrient is the key to a biochemical door </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In small doses – essential reactions are maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In larger doses – act as natural medications optimizing the body’s ability to heal. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 31. Vitamin and Mineral Therapy <ul><li>As an example Vitamin E has been known to address: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menopause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Premenstrual syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prostate problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shingles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varicose Veins </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. Aromatherapy <ul><li>Use of aromas for physical, mental and emotional healing </li></ul><ul><li>Sources are essential oils distilled from herbs and flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Applied to skin entering the blood stream </li></ul><ul><li>Inhaled and linked to the limbic system and hypothalamus in the brain </li></ul>
  32. 33. Olfactory connection
  33. 34. Uses for Aromatherapy <ul><li>Digestive complaints </li></ul><ul><li>Skin problems – including burns </li></ul><ul><li>Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and emotional upset </li></ul><ul><li>Hormone Imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory complaints </li></ul><ul><li>Air freshener </li></ul><ul><li>Cleansers </li></ul>
  34. 35. Word of Warning: <ul><li>Essential oils are extremely potent and most cannot be applied directly to the skin undiluted. </li></ul><ul><li>Dilute with massage oil </li></ul><ul><li>Women should not use essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy. (thujone) </li></ul>
  35. 36. Imagery
  36. 37. Imagery <ul><li>“ Using the power of the mind to influence the body” </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be sounds, tastes, smells or a combination of sensations. It is the biological connection between the mind and body. </li></ul><ul><li>The average person has 10,000 thoughts and images in their minds everyday. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least half of these are negative – like worry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This alters your physiology and makes you susceptible to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dis-ease. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to direct and control your mind images to be positive and it will have a tremendous impact on your heath. </li></ul></ul>
  37. 38. Imagery <ul><li>It is a healing tool in virtually all the world’s cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>It began with the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Only Western Medicine has discarded it as a healing tool. </li></ul>
  38. 39. Herbal Remedies <ul><li>Forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tincture – concentrated liquid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablets and capsules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poultices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salves </li></ul></ul>Use of Medicinal Plants for health and healing
  39. 40. Herbal Remedies <ul><li>Typical imbalances addressed with herbs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute illnesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use with the guidance of a qualified herbalist </li></ul>
  40. 41. Some herbs are more medicinal than others……Dandelion is beneficial to the liver.
  41. 42. Dark Field Microscopy <ul><li>Using the microscope with a dark field light source </li></ul><ul><li>Assesses the immune system </li></ul><ul><li>If there is illness there typically will be a unique cycle of substances in the blood </li></ul>
  42. 43. Dark Field Microscope
  43. 44. Dark Field images
  44. 45. Cycle: Somatid to thallus
  45. 46. Naturopathic Medicine <ul><li>Emphasis is disease prevention and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritional therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbal Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Chinese Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other physical therapies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theory: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body is self-regulating with the natural ability to maintain balance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A body in balance resists disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naturopaths believe that Western Medical drugs or surgery can suppress symptoms in the short run, but over time they actually weaken the body </li></ul></ul>
  46. 47. Naturopathic Medicine <ul><li>Western Medicine is helpful for acute and emergency situations </li></ul><ul><li>Naturopathy is beneficial for long-term protection and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Naturopath who has been trained at one of the three main naturopathic medical schools: Bastyr (Seattle), Southwest (Phoenix), National (Portland) </li></ul>
  47. 48. Chakra and energy healing
  48. 49. Energy Healing <ul><li>Directing and intensifying life energy (chi) to make the body stronger. </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioners use their hands to set up a high-vibrational energy field. The person receiving the therapy begins to resonate and respond to the energy. </li></ul><ul><li>The body is provided with additional life-energy and naturally heals itself. </li></ul>
  49. 50. Energy Healing <ul><li>Historically addresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Pain relief –back and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Internal problems – glands and organs </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological and spiritual problems </li></ul>
  50. 51. Reiki
  51. 52. Reflexology <ul><li>Touch technique to stimulate the “reflex points” on the feet, hands and ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Each point corresponds to a specific part of the body </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulates pathways of sensory nerves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sends message to the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain send message to the specific body part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves blood flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces stress within (organs) and without (neck) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for some pain and drink plenty of water </li></ul>
  52. 53. Reflexology
  53. 54. Movement Education <ul><li>There are many techniques: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexander Technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aston-Patterning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feldendrais Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hellerwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Kinesiology </li></ul></ul>
  54. 55. Educational Kinesiology <ul><li>Works with brain patterns addressing multiple issues </li></ul><ul><li>Learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional issues </li></ul><ul><li>Addictions </li></ul><ul><li>There are 24 movements that help the nerve connections in the brain be more effective. 4 examples are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain Buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Crawl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cook’s hookup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul>
  55. 56. Brain Gym Movements <ul><li>Brain buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-crawl </li></ul>
  56. 57. Brain Gym Movements <ul><li>Cook’s Hookup </li></ul><ul><li>Drink water </li></ul>
  57. 58. Handwriting: an example of a shift after using brain gym . <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
  58. 59. Bach Flower Remedies
  59. 60. Flower Essences <ul><li>Liquid Extracts prepared from wildflowers </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930’s </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each essence has a specific energy pattern that affects the recipient. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They calm and balance the mind and emotions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring awareness for creativity, emotional, mental and physical growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help create positive emotional states. A person who feels cynical around holidays might feel more loving after using a flower essence. </li></ul></ul>
  60. 61. Homeopathic Remedy
  61. 62. Homeopathy <ul><li>Developed in the 1800s by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the Law of Similars: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any substance that can produce symptoms of disease in a healthy person can help someone who is sick with the same symptoms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more dilute the remedy the more powerful it is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “energy pattern” of the remedy stimulates the body’s self-healing energy. </li></ul></ul>
  62. 63. Homeopathy <ul><li>Historically addresses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtually any condition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back pain, colds, digestive problems, minor injuries, insect bites, burns, sprains, bruises, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, depression, and other serious diseases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult a professional homeopath. </li></ul></ul>
  63. 64. Iridology
  64. 65. Iridology <ul><li>First practiced in ancient India, Egypt and China </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals body constitution and inherent weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects conditions and predispositions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inflammation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toxicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congested lymph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acidity </li></ul></ul>
  65. 66. Jensen’s Iridology Chart
  66. 67. Strong constitution: filaments in the eye are close together and fairly straight.
  67. 68. Frequency Healing <ul><li>The practice of restoring balance to the body with the use of frequencies </li></ul>
  68. 69. The study of frequency medicine by Dr. James Oschman
  69. 70. Electro Interstitial Scan – an example of a device used
  70. 72. Muscle Testing: Applied Kinesiology
  71. 73. Learning to Muscle Test <ul><li>First: Water, cross-crawls, brain buttons, Cook’s hookup </li></ul><ul><li>Always be in an “I wonder” attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Rest your hand on the client’s shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle test with the other hand by gently putting pressure just above the wrist and asking them to “resist” </li></ul><ul><li>If the muscle is weak this typically represents “imbalance” </li></ul><ul><li>If the muscle is strong this typically represents “balance” </li></ul>
  72. 74. Elements of Muscle Testing
  73. 75. Nutrition Made Simple
  74. 76. High Quality Animal Products <ul><li>Free Range Organic Eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Organic grass fed animals </li></ul><ul><li>Organic butter </li></ul><ul><li>Oils: </li></ul><ul><li>Black current </li></ul><ul><li>Sunflower </li></ul><ul><li>Flax seed </li></ul><ul><li>Peanut </li></ul><ul><li>Coconut oil </li></ul><ul><li>Fish oils </li></ul><ul><li>Olive </li></ul><ul><li>Animal fats </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 polyunsaturated fats </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 monounsaturated fats </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 saturated fats </li></ul>
  75. 77. Grains <ul><li>Beware of cereals </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a variety of organic grains including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wild Rice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown Rice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quinoa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Couscous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulgur </li></ul></ul>
  76. 78. Broth <ul><li>Make a bone broth once a week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole organic chicken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vinegar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simmer for 2-24 hours and skim off the top </li></ul>
  77. 79. Fruits and Vegetables <ul><li>Eat a variety of organic fruits and vegetables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best: raw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second best: lightly steamed or baked </li></ul></ul>
  78. 80. Salad Dressing <ul><li>Make your own with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mustard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vinegar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olive Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flax or fish oil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Option: add parmesan cheese and herbs and blend </li></ul>
  79. 81. Lacto-Fermented Foods <ul><li>Organic goat cheeses </li></ul><ul><li>Pickled foods </li></ul><ul><li>Lacto-fermented beverages – kefir from coconuts </li></ul><ul><li>Whey </li></ul><ul><li>ALL HELP KEEP THE FLORA IN THE GUT HEALTHY </li></ul>
  80. 82. Refined Sweeteners <ul><li>Eliminate all sucralose, sorbitol, splenda, NutraSweet and aspartame </li></ul><ul><li>Keep sugars to a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Replace with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dehydrated cane juice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maple syrup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Molasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stevia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raw honey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xylitol </li></ul></ul>
  81. 83. Toxic Metals and Additives <ul><li>Eliminate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microwave foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aluminum cookware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial Sweeteners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical additives and food colorings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat food in a toaster oven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cook with Stainless Steel or Glass cookware </li></ul></ul>
  82. 84. Stress <ul><li>Reduce stress by avoiding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caffeine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amalgams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme Heat or Cold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stale air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic fabrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMFs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loud Music </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Microwaves </li></ul><ul><li>High Heels </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Upset </li></ul><ul><li>Over eating </li></ul><ul><li>Over exercising </li></ul>
  83. 85. The key to health and happiness: <ul><ul><li>Keep diet simple – whole foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drink purified water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice forgiveness </li></ul></ul>
  84. 86. To great health…….