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5 steps to changing your emotional state

Where do you live?

We all have a couple emotional states that we call “home”. Meaning, we fall back into these emotional states most often. Sometimes, we even subconsciously try to come back to these emotional states because it’s what’s become comfortable…healthy or not.

Tony Robbins relayed it best when he said that as humans, what we crave most of all is comfort; to remain constant in who we are, regardless of how we actually feel about that state of being.

Because change is scary and unknown.

It’s important for us to be conscious of the fact that animosity, resentment, envy, insecurity, and lack are all tempting “homes” ( seriously, they are addicting ). But living there eats away at our heart and soul from the inside out. It erodes our spirit, the very foundation of our health and feeling of wellness.

And here’s the deal: if you’re one of the few people brave enough to honestly look at yourself and evaluate your emotional “home”, that means you can do something about it! While financially you may not have the means to pick up right now and move to anywhere in the world of your choosing, you absolutely can choose anywhere you’d like to live emotionally.

Anywhere. And that’s pretty darn exciting to consider.

Five ways to MOVE out of your old mindset and into the new👇:

#1. Change the way you see everybody around you. Everybody. When we change the way we look at things, the things – and people – we look at tend to change somehow.

Everybody we encounter is dealing with something. Something hurtful, something crappy, and sometimes something devastating.

This idea might sound too simple, too plain to totally change your life and overall health.

But thought is the most powerful tool at your disposal.

And this – compassion – is truth.

No one deserves your animosity and nothing is worth crushing your own spirit.

#2. A daily practice of grateful meditation.

#3. Get up early and have an hour of power. This is often called personal development in NM companies, and it’s a habit of virtually all highly successful people.

#4. visualization. I’m a big fan of vision boards, and practicing visualization during meditation and exercise.

#5. Nutrition and exercise. Focus on alkaline nutrition, plenty of water ( not soda ), and aim to exercise 3 – 5 days per week.

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The real reason you don’t eat healthy

Paint&Create-7.pngJust over a year ago I was done with “being healthy”. I was exhausted with putting what felt like so much extra effort into daily #momlife. Because here’s the thing: who likes spending hours on a puzzle they love only to discover several key pieces are missing at the end?

It was shortly after this that I quit online coaching and started studying nutrition, specifically wanting to understand the truth behind the science of it all.

As a certified health coach I studied nutritional theory – over 100 theories to be exact.

In health coaching school we were taught that everybody is biologically diverse; that a different diet works for everyone, and what matters most is finding “what works for you”.

But after some years ( of seeing some clients just not stick with a program or get results ) I started to wonder…why are there so many theories, and how can they each claim to be the only right one? Coaching was starting to feel like mediating between clashing religions.

Why should food be so confusing for humans? Why should we have to try 30+ diets to find the one that “works” individually? Was this even a scientifically sound approach? And why are we the only species left without a species specific diet?

I also started to wonder what it really meant when a diet ( lifestyle ) “worked”. Does that mean it helps an individual to lose weight?

Is a diet “working” defined as an immediate health outcome, regardless of future health outcomes?

For example, if a person adopts a popular dietary theory today and loses fifty plus pounds of fat in a year, but develops heart disease, diabetes, or bowel cancer later in life, does that still mean that the diet worked?

This really started to frustrate me. In all honesty I threw up my hands at one point, and I’ll never forget this: I actually said out loud to a friend, “I hate health!”

It felt so good to divorce the compulsory obsession I had created for deciding which theory “resonated” with me more in a given three-month period.

But hating health is akin to “hating God”. So just a piece of advice for if you ever get fed up like I did: your health – in whatever state it currently stands – is the only thing under God keeping you here. Don’t think that turning your back on this force is a viable option for escaping the diet cycle.

Instead, I encourage you to really opt out of the diet cycle. Because the diet cycle is the real reason you aren’t eating healthy. You’ve lost trust in yourself when you should have lost trust in it.

And it’s in part this 60 billion dollar a year industry that ultimately broke you into believing that eating healthy is impossible. How that is done will be covered in the part II to this post. In it we will talk more about industry influence, eating healthy with less thought, and losing weight without giving up the comfort of food.

This article will be full of references and ideas for you to skim over and share with your partner and family!

I really look forward to sharing these gold nuggets with you ( health is wealth after all ), and if you have come to a place in your journey where your hands are up in the air in defeat, or if you are trying to lose weight in time for T-shirt season, I hope this will be a blessing to you.

Because underneath the sea of conflicting information and utter confusion remains the tranquility of truth. You are free to be healthy; you are free to seek truth and to let your life be transformed by it.

Ash 💚

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How obesity is acutally like a virus

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An important message for readers!

Are you trying to lose wight, or do you have concerns around diabetes? Have a family member suffering with obesity or diabetes?

Have you suffered with disordered eating all your life, or perhaps even a full-blown eating disorder?

And here’s the important question: are you ready to change?

If you are, it might be worth your while to take a few moments to follow this link and go sign up for a new docu-series that I believe is going to be really good. It’s a 9 part series that portrays just how possible healing from type 2 diabetes and obesity is. I want you to get in on this with me while it’s totally free this week!

Based upon the doctors and specialists involved in the making of this series, I think this is going to be one of those resources that lift you UP, rather than hold you back.

And that’s really, really important. Just think about this for a moment: a 30 year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine proved that obesity is contagious. That wasn’t the first bit of scientific evidence to state the blatantly obvious, and it won’t be last. 

I digress.

Why is obesity “contagious like a virus”? Part of the puzzle is that lifestyle is inherited from family and impressed upon us through advertising from a very young age. But it’s also due to the fact that we’re social beings. We do not like to stand out, try as we might to be subtly unique, and we do not by nature enjoy being left behind.

Which means we have a tendency to pull ourselves back, or rein ourselves in, so as to not surpass the successes of our social groups for fear of being rejected, and likewise we have it in our nature to resist the changes or growth in those close to us, especially if we feel we aren’t growing within ourselves.

Think of it like this: 8,000 years ago when we were completely tribal people and dependant upon group effort for survival, exile or abandonment would have meant almost certain death.

That blueprint for life and survival is still hardwired into our brains. Think of a pivotal point in your youth, perhaps during middle school or high school, when fitting in meant everything. You probably ( if you’re and ex-wannabe like me ) can recall at least a handful of times when you felt out of step with your peers, or maybe like a total outcast or reject.

On an emotional level, that was a trauma that felt like life-or-death, regardless of whether or not that makes sense to the rational mind.

And as adults, while you and I understand on a very conscious level that being unique is important and that it’s okay to be different, on a subconscious level most of us still don’t feel completely comfortable fitting out. 

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Why TF any of this matters

This might all sound a little deep for a talk about obesity, but it’s central to the problem we’re facing as individuals and as a society. To put it short and simple, you are a combo of the 5 people you hang around the most.

This means it’s absolutely essential that you surround yourself with people who believe in you and your ability to heal. If you don’t have an abundance of those people in your life right now ( and this is no shame to your current circle, because we’re talking about finding people with outrageously contagious belief and enthusiasm here ) that’s okay.

Because you’re also a combination of the books, television shows, and podcasts you consume. So if your friends make jokes about your plans or new foods and ideas, tune them out and surround yourself with people and ideas in books and on your digital screens that are positive and PRO-healing.

I’m serious. You don’t have to cut off relationships ( unless they reveal themselves to be glaringly toxic ) but you do have an obligation to prioritize your own integrity and self-respect. 

This is the real work of healing; it’s what makes up the gap between people who create short-term changes, and the few people who make changes that last a lifetime.

Making the sometimes difficult decision to change your daily habits and environmental factors – this is what most people will never do, plain and simple. 

So this is for you to evaluate honestly within yourself: are you ready to try a different way? Are you ready to be a standout? Are you ready to grow, regardless of how uncomfortable that is for someone else?

If you are looking for one-on-one coaching, which includes professional guidance, tools, and support, leave your information below. 

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What media can’t say about shots

If you’ve garnered most of your knowledge about vaccines from the news, friends, in-laws, and your family doctor, the following digits might come as a shock to you.

So far in the year 2018 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ( NVICP ) has paid out a total of $82, 940, 437.42.

You did indeed read that correctly:

$82, 940, 437.42 in compensation paid out to the families of vaccine-injured children and adults.

And ( here’s the kicker ) that’s not money that the pharmaceutical companies had to shell out – no, no, no.

Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act ( NCVIA ) signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, vaccine manufacturers are held blameless for any injuries or deaths their products may cause.

So who foots the bill for this? You and I. That is money from a federally operated trust fund that you and I directly paid into via a 75 cent excise tax on each vaccine our child received.

In other words, vaccine injury is so endemic to our society that it’s actively anticipated and tracked by our governing healthcare entities, while at the very same time being denied or ignored altogether among the collective of media outlets aiming to shape our social narratives and belief systems.

If you believe that our yearly evolving vaccine program has been proven to be safe and effective, and that resulting injuries and deaths are rare and will never touch you personally, that’s because almost none of the actual disease stats or industry problems are highlighted in the mainstream media ( shout out to Tucker Carlson for going against the status quo and doing this interview ) .

Why? Probably because the pharmaceutical industry as a whole ( whose reign basically goes unchecked ) is the massive sponsor? Possibly because vaccine production alone constitutes a multi billion dollar industry? Follow the💸 and you’ll see…

Yeah, but I’ll listen to a doctor over ‘just a mom’ any day

You might also be surprised to learn just how much doctors do and don’t learn about vaccinations in medical school. 

Truth is, too often it’s doctors ( not all, but many ) who are the first to write parents off as “dumb”, simply for having valid questions or concerns. For a physician to behave in this way is wildly inappropriate, inacurate, and further proof that even doctors often do not entirely understand the concerns or risks involved with routine vaccination.

I think it’s important to highlight this behavior and dismissive attitude that is so rampant among the medical community for a couple reasons, and neither of which is to be divisive.

First off, when left in the dark this kind of paternalistic treatment of patients can only fester and continue. As it stands now, parents report feeling the most pressured, threatened, or even fearful to make an immediate vaccine choice within medical settings, when in reality nobody should be forced to make a medical decision such as this under any degree of duress.

The other point I have is more of a genuine question: if doctors aren’t fully educated about vaccines – their ingredients, how they interact with the immune system, and potential side effects – how do we keep accurate records of vaccine injury? If the majority of doctors are not even taught how to identify and report vaccine injury, and that 82, 940, 437 bucks is only a tiny fraction of what potentially could have been paid out, are we really getting the full story on vaccine safety? 

The truth would bankrupt the industry on the spot, hence the need for the 1986 NCVIA to begin with. Yet nothing is stopping you and I from being knowledgeable advocates for our families.

I encourage you to come to your own conclusion. Be informed. Know your right to informed consent. Know your rights to say no until you feel solid in your choice. I don’t know one single parent who has regretting doing so, and yet I know hundreds who regret consenting to vaccination without all the information. 

Don’t think for a second that you need to passively go with the flow, or that you should let the so-called experts do all the critical thinking for you! There is so much research and information to pour over before you can even know what your opinion truly is here. See just a few examples listed below.

If you are a parent facing this topic for the first time – or maybe again for the umpteenth time – remember this: your child was entrusted to you by God for such a time and a place as this.

Don’t forget to check out the video and sources below if you havent already, and feel free to message me with questions. 

Former Merk/Vioxx rep speaks out

Science dad stumps pediatrition on vaccines

The truth about Vaccines Episode 1

Miller’s review of critical vaccine studies

What About Immunizations, Cynthia Cournoyer

Dissolving Illusions, Suzanne Humphries

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Take the challenge, yell at your kids less

Woman+meditating+and+practicing+yoga+watching+the+sun.jpgWhy would I ever meditate?

If this is your initial thought, I get it.

Years ago my first mentor in holistic wellness told me I should be meditating at least ten minutes a day. At the time my children were only one and two years old, so while I gave her an emphatic “yes I absolutely will do that,” what I actually thought was, “why, and how?“.

Today I highly value my meditation time. I even get up early to do it, which is really saying something. But what can I say? Meditation ( and prayer, and a lot of other things ) took me from being a yelling mom to a mostly calm, much more self-aware and happy type of mom.

What it is

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind to help the body switch from the sympathetic ( fight or flight ) nervous system mode, to the healing state of the parasympathetic nervous system ( rest and repair ). While most Americans today spend about 95% of their life with the sympathetic system engaged, we would optimally be living the exact opposite: spending 95% of our time in the parasympathetic mode and only 5% in fight or flight.

Meditation is the tool that will train your brain to remain calm and to take life slower and more mindfully, which is an excellent state to practice especially for those with ADHD. And if you want an overview of scientific literature to corroborate that claim, here you go.

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Why it matters that you’re stressed

Here’s what no one taught us in school about stress: stress is stress is stress.

Meaning the body perceives all stressors in pretty much the same way. Packaged and processed foods pose a stress to the body, because it has to work much harder than is normal on digestion and damage control ( more on that later ). And in almost the same way, emotional stress or trauma poses a stress to your biochemistry and physiology, leading to acidity and – over longer periods of time – results in oxidative damage to your cells.

As human beings we obviously cannot avoid every form of stress that comes our way. You are going to run late for a meeting, you are going to lose your keys, you are going to feel overwhelmed by your kid’s schedule, and at least once a week you’re gonna feel angry with your spouse ( or we probably can’t be friends ).

You are going to eat foods that aren’t all that great for you here and there; the good news is that no one expects you to be perfect! Enter meditation…

Refer back to the definition of meditation I gave you a few paragraphs ago. Meditation is the tool. That’s it. It’s a tool that will not only help your nervous system switch into rest and repair ( which is essential to not going grey by thirty ), but it’s also the tool that will help you to develop clearer awareness about yourself, more patience for yourself, and as a result more patience for your kids and family.

How to do it right

Try meditating for 3-5 minutes a day this week. And by the way, meditation doesn’t have to look like anything fancy. Gently close your eyes, or keep them open. Sit quietly with your thoughts, observe your thoughts, and observe the thoughts you have about your thoughts.

Withhold judgement; and acknowledge judgment that comes to pass anyways. Meditation is somewhat about discipline, and mostly about being, and allowing yourself to simply be. It’s about listening to your inner voice without distraction. It’s about finding time to feel your breath in a culture that has forgotten breath feels like anything at all.

And if you take this assignment seriously, I can promise you one thing: you will learn something about yourself this week. Perhaps you’ll know your children or your spouse on a clearer level. Perhaps your spiritual fire will be reignited.

And perhaps you will finally feel simply content.

Will you be taking the meditation challenge this week? Tag or share with a friend who will join in on the peace with you. Holding yourself accountable is half the journey.

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Why you should rethink the Fitbit

( Video property of ‘Generation Zapped’ )

Once upon a time it was common practice to use shoe store X-ray machines. We just didn’t understand the dangers of common exposure to radiation back then.

Similarly with smart devices📲💻 and Wi-Fi today, the population hasn’t yet been given the full story about how these massive amounts of radiation are affecting our health outcomes.

EMF radiation being something we can’t see, it’s almost difficult to conceptualize it as a possible health hazard. So for a really crazy visual of what’s actually happening around us, check out Luis Hernan’s photographs.

And I know what you’re thinking: don’t deliver bad news without a solution, right? Well I 100% agree.

So while we can’t avoid all radiation today, we can certainly protect ourselves. For starters:

  • only put your phone to your ear when absolutely necessary ( opt for speaker phone ), avoid wireless headphones, and do not wear it on your body.
  • Look into EMF protection. Safespaceprotection.com is one resource for products and educational information.
  • consider ditching the digital Fitbit and smartwatch: both are truly counterproductive to your health. Not only are you strapping EMF radiation directly to your body which disrupts your energy meridians and nervous system ( if you absolutely need more anxiety in your life, this is a good thing ) but heavy metal exposure is associated with Fitbit use as well.

It’s not well-known that heavy metals can be absorbed through contact with the skin, however they can and are. Your skin maintains a fairly acidic Ph of 4 – 5.5, and this creates an environment in which you can actually leech metals from a direct-contact device such as the Fitbit. This seems to be the case in the 2014 recall, wherein an estimated 9,900 were injured ( blistered or irritated ) by the Fitbit Force.

As with all health decisions, this comes down to personal choice. However it’s worth taking a closer look and doing a little research here. With a thorough investigation you might just find that a Fitbit – or other smart device – is more counterproductive to your health than it is beneficial. For instance, if additional EMF exposure resulting from your Fitbit lowers your energy and increases your anxiety, will your sleep be negatively affected? Will you stress eat more?

Two important considerations, since they both directly affect your quality of life and weight, and non-coincidentally most people use a Fitbit specifically to improve both.

Below I’ve listed a handful of solid, unbiased research articles on EMF exposure to get started with.

As always, I don’t advocate that you do or you don’t; rather that you have all the information needed to make the right choice for your health! After all, who cares what’s popular on the market right now; you and your family’s health and saftely must come first.

Peace, happiness, and health,

Ashley.

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Heavy Metal Toxicity raises risk of EMF sensitivity

Cell phone radiation Science Direct 

EMF fields stress living cells

EMF overview of DNA damage

Science direct, various findings

EMF safety network

International Agency for Research on Cancer

International Journal of Oncology

 

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What they never told you about ADHD

If you clicked this title, you probably are familiar with what it’s like to tell your son or daughter to complete a set of simple tasks, only to find them playing with legos or, better yet, chasing down a screaming younger sibling with a cleverly crafted paper-towel-roll-sword just two minutes later.

Or maybe you are thirty years old and all too familiar with the embarrassing gaffe of forgetting to pay a bill for months in a row, or perhaps the phenomenon of walking into the kitchen to make dinner for your family, only to look up from your phone 20 minutes later wondering why you’ve been scrolling Facebook all this time.

You may even know the shameful feeling of having a spouse who does not understand how you can be so “lazy” or “selfish”. And you’ve probably sworn to yourself many times over that you would change it all – that “this” will never happen again – only to fall into a vicious cycle of depression, anxiety, and self-battery when you discover that you’re powerless to change ( true or not, this is the perception ).

These are all common experiences for an adult living with undiagnosed ADD or ADHD.

When I first received confirmation that I myself was living with ADD, and have been all my life, I experienced a few different emotions. The first of which was relief: I was not lazy, or inherently selfish.

The next emotions were frustration and denial. “No”, I thought. “There is no way I want to accept this label. There is no way I want to accept something about myself that I can’t change.”

One cool thing about people with ADD is that, contrary to popular understanding, we have the ability to ultra-focus on certain tasks, so over the past year I’ve taken that super power and applied it to learning all I could about ADHD. I’ve also since gone back to school for holistic nutrition. What I’ve learned from scouring Google Scholar and many other sources has surprised me. I’ve listed a few things that no one ever told you below:

We still don’t know all that much about ADD and ADHD

Yep. Shocker, we don’t. Technically ADD and ADHD would be classified as a “mystery illness”, because amidst the many theories ( many of which hold a lot of weight in my opinion ), we still don’t have a huge body of solid, factual evidence to show what exactly causes ADHD to develop. More on this below.

And with that lack of solid understanding – from the perspective of someone studying in the holistic health field – we don’t have a sure-fire method of treating or healing ADHD. There are wonderful methods for living successfully with ADHD ( the word ‘coping’ implies a life sentence that is so incredibly negative ), however management is a far cry from having the know-how to directly address root cause, which is important.

And with much of todays ADHD management being focused around medications that have serious health side-effects, we need to have a better awareness of both possible causative factors and realistic lifestyle adjustments that can help. Medication is not bad or wrong, but no one can argue that having multiple options and unbiased information is important in making the right choice for you.

That being said, we do obviously know some things

What we do know for certain is that ADHD has a so-called genetic link. It is a heritable disorder, but also idiopathic; meaning it can run in families or show up spontaneously with “unknown” and yet admittedly environmental causes.

We also know that among these environmental factors are early pesticide and PCB exposures. A recent study revealed that children who are frequently exposed to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables are at a higher risk for developing ADD and ADHD.

It also a high likelihood that childhood vaccinations containing ethyl mercury ( which crosses the blood-brain barrier and stores in the brains of primates ) and other known neurotoxins are a causative factor. A recent first of its kind survey of over 600 American homeschooled children revealed that fully vaccinated children are 340% more likely to develop ADHD than their non-vaccinated peers.

And according to Merk’s MMR-II vaccine package insert ( of which the same dose is given to children and adults of all sizes ) 1 in 1,000 vaccine recipients are reported to develop serious neurological disorders. And as we know this isn’t the full story when we compare  these numbers with the VAERS database.

depositphotos_84736040-stock-photo-fresh-greens-with-lettuce-mintAnd as for genetics

Is there really such a thing as “bad genes”? Or is it more accurate to say that there is only “bad exposure” to those genes?

The science of Epigenetics has been showing us that the latter is true since the early 1900’s. Dr. Francis Pottenger Jr., famous for his ten-year cat study, observed and documented different health outcomes in cats who were fed various preparations of cooked vs raw meats and milks. These various health outcomes – attributed to various gene expressions due to the different diets – were seen to be passed down through several generations.

The truck stopped at the fourth generation, wherein the cats were actually unable to reproduce. However – and this pattern has been observed in humans – at any point throughout the generational process prior to the fourth generation, the health destiny for a cat and their future offspring could be turned around with the appropriate diet.

What Pottenger, and later a team of researchers in Overkalix, Sweden, showed us, is that environmental and emotional experiences are passed down and, to a very significant degree, dictate gene expression.

Anyone who practices any form of generational energy work already understands this concept to be true on a very deep level. People store experiences, and also toxic exposures ( which alter gene expression ), in their cellular memory, which is passed down through generations.

Anthony William, AKA the Medical Medium, has been correctly diagnosing people with chronic illnesses that the allopathic and naturopathic industries don’t yet understand since he was four years old, and has been helping people to heal since he was in his teens. Interestingly enough he teaches that the actual driving force behind ADHD is mercury exposure and accumulation passed down through the generations.

This could potentially make sense for a few very interesting reasons that deserve another post ( on heavy metals ) entirely. But for now, I just want you to have a few different – albeit taboo – sources of information to pour over. Anthony’s information happens to align with much of what I study and teach already, and in the case of acne and ADHD, his recommendations have worked for me personally when no other natural method did. Woman meditating and practicing yoga watching the sun

Meditation is your new Best friend

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind to help the body switch from the sympathetic ( fight or flight ) nervous system mode, to the healing state of the parasympathetic nervous system ( rest and repair ). While most Americans today spend about 95% of their life with the sympathetic system engaged, we would optimally be living the exact opposite: spending 95% of our time in the parasympathetic mode and only 5% in fight or flight.

Meditation is the tool that will train your brain to remain calm and to take life slower and more mindfully, which is an excellent state to practice for those with ADHD. And if you want an overview of scientific literature to corroborate that claim, here you go.

And finally, recognize the blessing

Part of why I included Anthony’s book as a referencing point here is because he takes the time to address the rarely acknowledged truth about individuals with ADHD, which is that these are often exceptionally wonderful and brilliant people.

Because the ADHD child is forced to utilize parts of their brain that most people do not, they are the highly emotionally, empathetically, and artistically intelligent people who contribute to making our world the wonderful place that it is.

If your child has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, know that your parenting experience doesn’t need to reflect someone else’s parenting experience

You are raising a truly unique and highly sensitive child, and that will take unique and sensitive approaches.

If you have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you might have spent a good bit of time thinking that you have some sort of alienating disability or shortcoming. It’s seriously time to get beyond that way of thinking!

As an adult with ADD you have so much to offer your family and community in ways that other people just don’t. You are the person who is going to intuitively “feel” what your child or family needs; you are the person who has the ability to see through situations and people with a level of discernment only gifted to a few.

We need all sorts of people to make this world spectacular: you are no exception.

God has a plan for you, and ADHD might be part of it

Wether you are an adult living with ADHD or raising a child with it, there are so many support systems that can be put into place to help you feel better and live a more balanced life. Detoxification, nutrition, organization, and self acceptance are all key factors to address.

Set reminders on your phone, give yourself time limits in which to complete tasks, and set some simple organizational systems in place that will make your life easier. Pinterest for “organizational mom ideas” is my new favorite resource.

If you have any favorite positive resources, please share those with us as well!

If you have questions about lifestyle, nutritional healing, or natural chelation approaches, drop your information below!

No matter what struggles you may have faced, you can still create a healthy lifestyle that you love; you are still free to be all you are created to be!

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Pottenger’s Prophecy: how food resets genes for wellness or illness

Cool read: Bad genes, or bad exposures?

Pediatrics: Ethyl vs Methyl concentrations in newborn brain

Why are we still unnecessarily injecting mercury into babies?

Preterm birth, vaccination, and nerurodevelopmental disorders 

Includes sources: Mark’s Daily Apple: you are what your mother and father ate

 

 

 

 

 

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Why you absolutely need apples to focus and be funny

Why eating apples is essential

An apple a day keeps the doctor away right?

Yes, and an apple a day keeps low test scores away, too!

If you are someone who regularly has trouble focusing or remembering critical information under pressure ( poor test-taker? ), red apples should be your new best friend!

Apples contain a very important antioxidant called quercetin, ever heard of it? And apples aren’t the only ones: blueberries, blackberries, onions, tomatoes, dark leafy greens, and capers are high in this special flavonoid too.

And while you may have heard that quercetin is a powerful protector against free-radical damage and aging ( totally true ), I bet you didn’t hear that quercetin is actually  incredibly important for your brain’s ability to focus and recall information quickly!

Seriously, has your comeback game been lacking lately? Quercetin is your answer. Get a couple big servings of blue and black berries in a morning smoothie, maybe some tomatoes in your next salad, and eat a couple beautiful, delicious red apples a day. 

I promise you you’ll be able to think quicker on your feet in almost no time. Give it a couple of days ( maybe a week if you’re really lacking in your fresh food game ) and watch how sharp you’ll begin to feel.

The caveat here is that these foods need to be organic, not only because your body will be burdened with highly toxic and acidifying pesticide residues with conventional produce –  which will not help your memory game at all ( think of this like not wanting to give your body too much damage-control to handle all at once ) – but also because conventional fruits are significantly lower in antioxidants and essential nutrients like quercetin and Vitamin C, as well as being higher in the dangerous heavy metal cadmium ( Cd ).

Going organic with your apples, berries, and tomatoes, which are all on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list of conventional foods to avoid, will save you money ( you’ll need to eat and shop less ) and give you a chance to finally experience what fruits and vegetables can really do for your thought processes!

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Where do you live…emotionally?

Where do you live?

We all have a couple emotional states that we call “home”. Meaning, we fall back into these emotional states most often. Sometimes, we even subconsciously try to come back to these emotional states because it’s what’s become comfortable…healthy or not.

Tony Robbins relayed it best when he said that as humans, what we crave most of all is comfort; to remain constant in who we are, regardless of how we actually feel about that state of being.

Because change is scary and unknown.

It’s important for us to be conscious of the fact that animosity, resentment, envy, insecurity, and lack are all tempting “homes” ( seriously, they are addicting ). But living there eats away at our heart and soul from the inside out. It erodes our spirit, the very foundation of our health and feeling of wellness.

And here’s the deal: if you’re one of the few people brave enough to honestly look at yourself and evaluate your emotional “home”, that means you can do something about it! While financially you may not have the means to pick up right now and move to anywhere in the world of your choosing, you absolutely can choose anywhere you’d like to live emotionally.

Anywhere.

One of the best ways to pick up and MOVE out? Is to change the way we see everybody around us. Everybody. When we change the way we look at things, the things – and people – we look at tend to change somehow.

Everybody we encounter is dealing with something. Something hurtful, something crappy, and sometimes something devastating.

This idea might sound too simple, too plain to totally change your life and health.

But thought is a powerful tool.

And this – compassion – is truth💜

No one deserves your animosity and nothing is worth crushing your own spirit.

So it’s worth asking again: where do you live?

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Gingerade natural cold remedy

Since I’m seeing a lot of people miserable with colds and coughs right now, it’s seems a great time to share my favorite secret recipe for cold relief.

Well, I’ve actually shared the recipe before, so it’s no secret. But if you’ve yet to try it for yourself, the awesome feeling and taste of this juice are still out of your hands!

And while green juices – and leafy greens in general – are fantastic for respiratory health, sometimes you just don’t feel like a green juice when you’re sick.

Sometimes you really want something sweet, am I right? And preferably that something sweet won’t set you back a few days in your recovery.

Because that’s the issue with a lot of cold lozenges and remedies, even the ones of the natural persuasion. They tend to contain refined sugars ( usually under the name of organic evaporated Caine juice ) which heavily suppresses your immune system.

Enter Carrot Juice: carrot juice is a fantastic rescue for congestion and lung distress. Yes, it’s high in sugar, however don’t buy into the assumption that all sugar is created equal. It’s not! In fact your body runs on glucose, but that’s another story. And you can always make it less sweet by adding fewer carrots or oranges if you like.

Professor Richard Baybutt discovered that vitamin A reduced lung inflammation while studying emphysema. Eating a diet rich in foods containing beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, can help maintain lung health.

Combine the healing power of carrots with celery and ginger juice, and you’ve got a powerful tonic to bring your body back into an alkaline state wherein your immune system can really get to work.

This drink is best in the morning or afternoon. It’s going to allow your cells to create energy and your stomach to digest all your food better throughout the day.

I hope you enjoy!

Ashley 💚