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LOVE AND TRUTH EMBODIES OUR HEALTH OF BODY AND MIND

As my parents age with illnesses, I have come to realize that death is part of the life cycle first hand. There are many perceived family pressures associated with my father’s beliefs and expectations of my mother with Alzheimer’s disease by him saying that this was not part of their retirement plans.

Any disease that happens to us or others, we cannot plan for every health contingency.  However, the key is prevention to live the best quality of life and to keep on learning about ourselves each and every day.

Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist at Stanford University, said in his research that the thing that causes illness and disease is stress. And the thing that always causes stress is a wrong belief. Those wrong beliefs are embedded in our cellular memories. Dr. Lipton goes on to say that if you can heal that wrong belief, the stress goes away and the immune system in the body can heal everything even genetic illnesses and disease.

When my mother had her mental facilities, she seemed at odds with practically everyone. I truly believe her belief source came down to that she could not please her own mother. I felt that if she could heal this one belief, she would have had a better life. I still have not given up on taking this challenge on with her even with her state of mind.

You see, when you heal the wrong belief, you also heal the thing that is blocking the success and prosperity in life. I know this first hand. I have been working on so many aspects of fear-based thoughts on both the conscious and unconscious levels so that I can have love and truth for my success goals, which need to be 100 percent under my control. Why? Because stress drains your energy and it dumbs you down and it causes you to come at everything from a negative perspective. How in the world are you going to be successful when you can’t think straight, you don’t have energy and you are coming at everything from a negative perspective? Every negative thing flows from fear.

And the wrong belief, according to Dr. Lipton’s research, causes us to be afraid when we should not be afraid. So what comes from fear? Anger, sadness, depression, manipulation, dishonesty, every crime that is ever committed, as well as, fear of failure and fear of other things. So this category of unhealthy beliefs can absolutely change your life.

Some of the unhealthy beliefs are:  “I’m unlovable. I’m insignificant. I’m flawed. I’m hopeless. I’m worthless. Something bad is going to happen. Something must change right now for me to be okay. People are going to take advantage of me. I am bad. I’m not good enough. I’m unforgivable. People are out to get me. I must be in control. It’s not fair. People must think well of me for me to be okay. I can’t do it. I’m not capable. Others should do it for me.”

Those are the unhealthy beliefs that block us from living the life we want to live. And that, when they are healed, can change our lives forever. I know I have lived with most of the above even while looking successful on my resume and the plaques on the wall. However, my body remembered and expressed its dissatisfaction with my negative beliefs by throwing my immune system upside down with the development of my severe plaque psoriasis. Not only did I look at my nutrition, but I had to look at the how and why I could truly heal my autoimmune condition. My heart knew.

Let’s look at some of the positive transforming beliefs. I am lovable. I am significant. I’m whole. I’m a person of worth regardless of my circumstances or what anybody thinks. I have unbounded hope for the future. Wonderful things are in store for me. My future is not tied to the past. I am free. I am always okay. Even though I’m always learning, growing and getting better, I am satisfied and content right now. I love everyone. Everyone is different, but all have worth and value. I will receive all good things by surrendering to love and truth. I can lay down control. I don’t have to try to be someone I’m not in order to be loved. I will believe and live the truth of who I am. I am capable. I can do it. I don’t have to get others to do it for me. I have a say over my life.

Which of these beliefs would you rather hold? How would you rather live? Well, that is why we want to heal those destructive beliefs, and to infuse the healthy ones. I promise you, if you do that in just this category, you will never, ever be the same.

I know how success looks for me everyday and that includes a healthy mind, body and spirit. What does it look like for you?

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no curative claims. This information in this blog is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only with regard to healthy living. It is a self-help tool for your own use, it is not medical advice. Always consult with your doctor when considering dietary, exercise, or prescription changes.

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THE NATURAL SECRET TO GREAT SEX AFTER MENOPAUSE

Over the years, it seems that much more attention has been paid to male sexual health and satisfaction than it has to the female sexual health. Contrary to what the mainstream medical community might want you to believe, that women are interested in having fulfilling sex lives too and even after menopause. But sometimes it just physically isn’t that easy. Atrophic vaginitis can make sex downright unpleasant for many women. This condition is very common and includes symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching or burning, painful sexual intercourse, light bleeding after intercourse, and sometimes incontinence.

You may have all of these symptoms or just a few. But, since the usual treatment for this problem is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you may decide to “just live with it,” rather than face the risks that have surfaced regarding synthetic hormone replacement.

Keep in mind that you can take hormone replacement safely with all-natural, identical-to-human HRT, but there may even be a simpler solution; an all natural ginseng.

Decades ago, a British researcher found that Panax ginseng can be used effectively to treat atrophic vaginitis. Women with a history of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse were asked to volunteer for biopsies of the vaginal mucosa. When examined microscopically, the biopsy specimens showed typical atrophy, with a thinner skin and little to no mucous production. Physical examination prior to biopsy showed the same changes.

The women were asked to take Panax ginseng for two to three months. Repeat biopsies showed significantly thickened mucosa with more normal surface mucous. Physical examination showed the same types of changes, and women reported disappearance of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

I advise 100 milligrams of standardized Panax ginseng extract three times daily. After comfort has returned and symptoms have diminished, you can usually lower your dosage of ginseng to an appropriate maintenance level that works for you.

No one should give up hope, comfort, or great sex after menopause. If any of the symptoms listed above apply to you, Panax ginseng is certainly worth a try. It’s available in almost any natural food store, as well as many pharmacies and supermarkets. Look for the most pure form with as little additives listed in the other section on the bottle.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no curative claims. This information in this blog is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only with regard to healthy living. It is a self-help tool for your own use, it is not medical advice. Always consult with your doctor when considering dietary, exercise, or prescription changes.

Please contact me if you’d like further information on how I can assist you in resolving your challenges by contacting me in the form below.

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2015

HOLISTIC ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

DEBRA ANN BARTZ
www.learnconquersoarcoaching.com
www.debrabartz.com
http://coachdebra@bemergroup.com

Suffering with some health issues over the last several years, Debra A. Bartz felt threatened that it might affect her longtime career as a pilot. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, she found that the medical establishment where she was being treated was not concerned with the cause of her ailment, but more concerned with her starting on a drug that wasn’t tested by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA told her she could not continue to fly unless she could prove that she would not react to the medication, for safety reasons. Empowered to find out what she could do for herself, Debra’s medical setback and possible loss of career led her to pursue certifications with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a board certified holistic practitioner to pursue different options.
“I decided to start my own wellness coaching business to empower individuals to take charge of their lives and health goals, just as I had to do with my own,” Debra said. “As a holistic practitioner, I have coached clients with food allergies, thyroid issues, psoriasis, and inflammation issues related to arthritis and life coaching. I have assisted them with accountability, challenges with planning less stressful weeks, reduction and elimination of their use of over the counter and prescription medicines, and weight loss.”
Since she was only 10-years-old, Debra knew she wanted to be a pilot. She put all of her energy into schooling and applied to the United States Air Force Academy. Being the third class of women to graduate from the Air Force in 1982, Debra started the first part of her 20-year career as an Air Force Officer. In her first year as an officer, Debra graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training and earned her military pilot wings. She flew the T-37, T-38, and the KC-135 Air Refueling aircraft as an active duty pilot flying worldwide to refuel the SR-71.
In 1993, while flying the KC-135 part-time for the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Debra became a recruiter and interviewer with the United States Air Force Academy liaison officer where she mentored and recruited high school students to apply for an appointment to the Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve Training Corp scholarships. In 1997, she became the human services administrator for the 128th Air Refueling Wing Medical Squadron. Debra retired in 2002 with the rank of major.
While serving part-time in the Air National Guard, Debra started her full-time civilian career as an airline pilot for United Airlines. For the first eight years, she flew on the 727 as a flight engineer and first officer. In 1998, she began flying as a captain on the Boeing 737, 757, 767, and Airbus 320, flying passengers domestically in the United States.
After learning about her autoimmune disorder, Debra was not ready to give up her career as a pilot. To search for answers, she began to attend the Institute Integrative Nutrition program accredited by the State University of New York, became a board certified holistic practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a Certified Mastery Transformational Coaching Method Coach, and a Hormone Trained Specialist. Then, in 2012, Debra founded Learn Conquer Soar Coaching, a holistic health coaching business to help others in similar situations.
To be a positive influence to others, Debra leads by example every day. She assists clients in reaching their goals by providing them with access to a better quality of life through by helping them to realize their dreams through good health. She helps others to learn their mindset principles, conquer their food and mind issues, and soar to success.
As owner and coach of the Learn Conquer Soar Coaching, Debra focuses on relieving her clients’ stresses around what may be ailing them. She does this through a step-by-step approach for their specific and general malaise to empower them to find and change their habit patterns to a better quality of life free of stress and with less pain. She continues her education with the top 1% of worldwide coaches to expand her knowledge. In addition, she has become a BEMER Independent Distributor that is a bio-energy device that is an energy technological FDA approved Class I medical device that enhances general blood flow to the body’s micro-circulation level.
“I am a person who is striving to get the message out to other women that service to others is the most important issue and we need to help others heal,” Debra explained about her ultimate goal. “We can control our health and don’t have to succumb to avoidable health issues.”
In addition to earning a Bachelor’s Degree while serving in the Air Force, Debra received her Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University in 1989. Ten years later she earned a fitness and nutrition diploma from International Correspondence Schools in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She continues her education at the School of Liberal Studies, State University of New York and is very happy with direction her career has taken her.
Many of the qualities that helped Debra become a successful pilot have transcended into her successful coaching career. To become an Air Force pilot, Debra had to be competitive and was mentored into an elite status. She was at ease being in command, has fantastic leadership skills, a great ability to follow procedures and techniques, and has a great understanding of management principles.
Working in a male dominated field, both in the military and as an airline pilot, Debra felt the undercurrent of being analyzed for decision making, how well she executed those decisions, and the difference in approaching the situation to rectify each situation. She learned not to take things personally, to keep her emotions in check in each situation, and to talk about challenges with those who care about her and her overall success. Debra also learned through passion, perseverance, and understanding, that critiques served as feedback and were not intended to point out failure.

FOOD REVOLUTION STARTS WITH US

With all of my education and applying that body of knowledge daily, I have realized the increased body energy and quality of life in this polluted world we live in since the Industrial Revolution. The era started when we migrated to the cities, which, in turn, created a demand for foods that could be transported long distances and stored without spoilage.

Over the past two hundred years, the natural fertility of our soil has rapidly declined. At first, when crop failures appeared, settlers simply abandoned their farms and moved west to virgin areas. Later, the application of manure, composed of animal or crop residues, and the rotation of crops were effective in maintaining fertility. Now, the increasingly availability of artificial fertilizers of high nitrogen content has enable the grower to harvest one crop after another without allowing the land to lie fallow, a custom which encouraged the multiplication of soil organisms that would release soil nutrients as needed by plants. Often, going against the modern farmers who have been forced to use monoculture, artificial fertilization, pesticides, herbicides and mechanization in order to keep ahead of taxation, inflation, and ever-increasing costs of production. The result has been production for "quantity" rather than "quality" and the gradual destruction of our precious top soil and mineral reserves.

As documented by Dr. William Albrecht of the University of Missouri, our markets are flooded with attractive, but relatively tasteless, vegetables and fruits. The protein content of wheat and other grains has steadily declined because of soil fertility. Animal foods such as fowl and meat reflect similar changes. Fowl are raised in cramped quarters and their food limited to that prescribed by man. As a result cirrhotic livers are common and egg quality is inferior. Both groups are frequently treated with antibiotics, anti-thyroid drugs and hormones which produce castration and water-logged tissues. These practices are designed to stimulate more weight gain on less feed. Advantages to the producer are obvious and, to the consumer, it is indeed questionable.

Nutritional surveys in the United States and Canada have indicated that malnutrition is just as prevalent on this content as in the "backward" countries. Since individuals in all walks of life are affected, the problem would seem to primarily one of neglect in the production of truly nourishing foods, together with ignorance regarding the selection, preparation and use of those available in the market place.

In addition, since most of us, through poor inheritance, are nutritionally crippled because our need for nutrients is often greater than normal. This because we are increasingly exposed to thousands of chemicals in air, food and water. Also, we are dosing ourselves or being dosed with a multitude of drugs. Chemical contacts with food additives, pesticides, herbicides, nitrates, and the effluents from modern industry. Many of these coal-tar products or their derivatives and other synthetic compounds completely foreign to the human biochemical makeup. Therefore, some individuals need larger amounts of vitamins, metals, trace elements, fatty acids and amino acids than can be obtained from even the best foods and will never be well until these are supplied as supplements.

We cannot turn back the clock and we cannot return completely to the ways of our forefathers, wherein they always had access to fresh food from fertile soil. However, we can and we must do everything possible to use this basic knowledge in a modified form. In this respect, we should get more involved and consider the following:

1/Reduce the volume of industrial effluents, including fluorides (I just did a urine test and found a high percentage of this in my body), now contaminating our air, water, and food as rapidly as possible, through federal, state and local controls.

2/Ban the use of untested food additives immediately. Reduce the number of those tested, considered harmless, and approved for use to an absolute minimum.

3/Rapidly phase out the use of long-acting pesticides and herbicides, unless proven harmless, except for emergency situations such as malaria control. Ban the sale of these pesticides for household use. Seek control of insect pests and weeds through other means (using Neem for my garden), including soil improvement (making your own soil with a recipe that would put minerals into your body). Well nourished plants are most resistant to insects and fungi than deficient ones.

4/Warning the public that all petrochemicals, whether in food, water, air, pesticides, cosmetics, detergents, drugs and other environmental contacts that are potentially dangerous to many, and probably to all, individuals (whatever you don't use of your drugs, to dispose of them properly).

5/Give the public access to fundamental knowledge of good nutrition. If we are to survive, this must be taught in every school grade from kindergarten through college. Primitive wisdom tells us that the production of healthy, normal babies depends upon optimum parental nutrition before conception, as well as during pregnancy. For example, many Russian peasants subsist primarily on vegetable soup, hard rye bread and occasional bits of meat. We need to know food values and nourishing food is not necessarily expensive.

6/Compost city wastes for use as fertilizers: return organic materials, mineral and trace elements to help rebuild our soil; and reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers high in nitrogen content which are contaminating our water and food supplies. Demonstrating this to farmers that this approach is economically feasible.

7/Raise foods for quality rather than quantity. High protein, high vitamin and high mineral foods have much higher survival value than those with more calories but less of the essential nutrients. Calories alone are not enough.

8/In line with the concept of "biochemical individuality," which postulates the inheritance of acquired partial enzyme blocks, many people need vitamin and mineral supplements for optimal health, and even for normal metabolism. These vitamins and minerals, along with a basic diet, are deemed necessary by the experience and knowledge of the individual practitioner.

9/Aside from a study of nutritional values of food, which most people will not undertake, there are a few steps available to everyone. If these were publicized and universally followed, the immediate and long-term benefits could be incalculable. The results would certainly be obvious in six months.

a. Reduce the consumption of sugar in all forms to an absolute minimum.

b. Avoid white or ordinary whole wheat bread. Eat only whole grain breads made from freshly ground flour, free of chemical preservatives. (The production of such bread would require a mill and adequate bakeries in every community). Use brown in place of white, polished rice. These simple changes in food production and habits would result in a much higher intake of protein, Vitamin B complex, minerals and Vitamin E. It is appalling to think of the millions of tons of these vital nutrients that have been extracted from our foods and fed to animals over the past century.

c. When available, use only fresh fruits, vegetables, especially dark green leafy lettuces that have been raised in fertile soil without the use of insecticides. Peeling fruit because of pesticide residues and vegetables thoroughly washed for the same reason. Home gardens encouraged. Frozen or canned vegetables and fruits are nourishing, but less desirable. Steam or lightly cook all vegetables which are not eaten raw and save any cooking water for soups.

There are so many more things you can do for your health and you could learn more from us or others of this enlightened way of being and living. What are you waiting for? Habits, good or bad, are so ingrained in our thoughts and from our familial habit patterns. Ignorance and resistance is however the greatest disease we have in our industrial society we live in. I could give you all the answers for better health, but I know the forces are against us because we believe that our governments and medical establishment "are looking out for our well-being." Question all things in your control.

 

STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANGER: DEADLY COMBINATION

Like stress, depression used to be downplayed as a factor in heart disease. If it did contribute, it was because people turned to unhealthy behaviors, like smoking or drinking, and felt lethargic and less apt to exercise when they felt down. However, we now know that depression plays a greater role than that.

Last year, Columbia University Medical Center researchers evaluated data from nearly 5,000 heart disease patients and found that those who were suffering from both stress and depression had a 48 percent higher risk of heart attack or death during a period of two and a half years. Even when I went through a period over five years ago, with trying to assist our dog through the later stages of his life, dealing with past childhood issues with my parents, and going through menopause, I experienced so much psychological and visceral physiological reactions to these events, I felt bouts of depression, anger and stress. This manifested into an overload to my adrenal glands and possibly brought on some of my health problems.

The researchers concluded patients’ risk is amplified when both conditions are present to represent a “psycho-social perfect storm.” The risk was significant only during the first two and half years after the initial home visit, and was not significant for those experiencing either high stress or highly depressive symptoms alone, but both at the same time. This important because people with heart disease are more prone to depression.

Statistically speaking, about 1 in 20 American adults experience major depression each year, the number is about 1 in 3 for people who have survived a heart attack. Furthermore, researchers have found that most heart patients with depression do not get the appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, cardiologists and primary care physicians tend to miss the diagnosis of depression. Even when they do recognize it, they often don’t treat it adequately.

An anger-provoked heart attack isn’t new, but as with stress and depression, short-term bursts of anger release unhealthy hormones that can result in a heart attack. In fact, a study reported last year in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care that the risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher within two hours of an intense burst of anger.

High levels of anxiety were also associated with a 9.5-fold greater risk of triggering a heart attack in the two hours after an anxiety episode. The researchers attributed the increased heart attack rate to the elevations of heart rate and blood pressure. In addition, the tightening of blood vessels and increased clotting activity comes with the unhealthy release of hormones during emotionally charged situations.

As a veteran who has not seen the combat zone, I am not oblivious to the toll Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in our combat veterans in all the military services. I have had my own form of childhood period of PTSD which was not related to my military career. It’s long been known that people with PTSD are at a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, or having a heart attack or stroke. But further research on PTSD sufferers has added to our understanding of the damage stress does to the heart.

This year, 2016, researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, reporting on a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, found people with PTSD had a nearly 50 percent greater risk of developing heart failure over a seven-year follow-up period. In addition, whether it led to a PTSD diagnosis, combat service was itself a strong predictor of heart failure. Veterans with combat experience were about five times more likely to develop heart failure than those who had not seen combat.

You may ask why does PTSD cause these heart risks? In seeking an explanation, another group of researchers found evidence that PTSD leads to overactive nerve activity, dysfunctional immune response, and activation of the hormone system that leads to increased blood pressure. They also discovered too that cardiovascular events, including stroke and heart attack, could be stressful enough to cause PTSD symptoms.

Setting off a vicious cycle, this puts those people at a greater risk for future adverse cardiovascular events.

If you have already suffered a heart attack or have other forms of heart disease, stress reduction is a critically important part of any lifestyle change therapies.

Duke University researchers studied 51 outpatients (ages 34-84) with heart disease who were enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation programs due to heart blockages, recurring chest pain, heart attacks or bypass surgery. Half the study subjects participated in three months of traditional cardiac rehabilitation, which included regular exercise, a heart-healthy diet, and drugs to manage cholesterol and high blood pressure. The other half went to cardiac rehab and attended weekly, 90 minute stress-management groups that combined emotional support, cognitive behavior therapy, muscle relaxation and other stress-reduction techniques.

After three years of follow-up, 33 percent of the patients who received only cardiac rehabilitation had another cardiovascular event or were hospitalized for chest pain or death from any cause. In comparison, 18 percent of the patients who participated in stress-management training during their cardiac rehab had less subsequent cardiovascular trouble which is about half the rate of the other group.

Sometimes it is easier to complain about stress than to do something about it. Here are 15 easy ways to reduce stress, making your life both fuller and safer.

1/ Eat healthy. A healthy diet can boost your mood because it will reinforce the concept that you are taking care of yourself.

2/ Plant a garden.

3/ Get active. There are so many ways to do exercising. Please figure out the right exercise so that you do not physically stress your body above what it biologically can do.

4/Singing in the shower or put some music on and dance. Even listening to music has an uplifting and calming effect.

5/ Watch your sugar intake.

6/Eliminate alcohol. It may temporarily uplift you, but ultimately, alcohol is a depressant.

7/Join a team for activities.

8/Get outdoors can combat stress.

9/Reduce clutter in your life.

10/Review your work habits. Delegation is excellent to do if you are overwhelmed. Taking the stress out of work is an important step toward better heart health.

11/Live simply. Try cooking at home. It is fun to experiment with creative meals.

12/Do volunteer work.

13/Cultivate interests.

14/Take a stress-reduction course.

15/Find yourself a coach or holistic health practitioner that can assist you to find what ails you and takes the time that other medical professionals seem to not have the time to give you.

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