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Predictions Week 2024

As we embrace these unique and challenging times, it's crucial to have a guiding light for the journey ahead.

 

I'm thrilled to invite you to an extraordinary, FREE annual event.  I am a featured contributor and look forward to sharing MY insights and predictions for 2024.

 

This year I will be sharing simple ways you can take your power back and steer your health in the right direction!  

 

Predictions Week 2024, begins January 1, and runs for the first week of 2024. 

 

During my call on Jan 6 I will be giving FREE Medical Intuitive Readings.

 

This is the 14th annual week-long interactive adventure and is hosted by celebrated Psychic and Energy Medicine Healer Jennifer McLean.

 

 

GO HERE to register now.

 

It’s FREE… and mark Jan 1 - 7 in your calendar.

 

It promises to be a beacon of insight and clarity for the year ahead.

 

What's in Store?

 

  • 12 Live Sessions of prophecy, healing, numerology, and more.
  • Personal Readings from top psychics, numerologists, and intuitives.
  • Numerology Insights tailored for 2024.

 

And you will be able to raise your hand and potentially receive a personal reading :)

 

Each session offers a unique perspective, helping you navigate 2024 with confidence; for example, you’ll receive a Health-Intuitive Forecast for complete wellness this coming year.

 

You’ll learn how to align with the flow of change for success as you understand the nuances of what will happen in 2024.

 

You will also receive your personal number from a master numerologist and understand its significance for 2024.

 

Catch this remarkable chance to gain unprecedented insights into your life and the world around you for 2024.

 

Claim Your FREE Access HERE <<

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Using Your Intuition to Take Action

You've probably had gut feelings or intuitions about certain things in your lives where you didn't take action.

 

You listened to your mind instead of your heart. Or, maybe you listened to your friend's advice, only to regret your decision. 

 

​Taking action is just as important as hearing your inner voice.

 

When you begin to ask your intuition where you need to make changes and then procrastinate or not do it at all, your body can shout the message louder. 

 

I remember a time when I saw a chiroprator that was an 8hr drive from my home to align my neck.  However after receiving the adjustment it didn't feel right and I knew something was off.  But, I had already left the office and gone home. 

 

I told my family I needed to go back because I was in severe debilitating pain.  They thought I was crazy to turn around and drive back. 

 

I'm sure glad I did because when I arrived the chiro checked my neck alignment and it was not right.  He adjusted my neck correctly, bringing me relief of the pain.  

 

Had I not listened to my intuition I would had been in daily excruciating pain.

 

Asking your body where you need to take more action in your life is important for bringing balance to your body and live.

 

Ask Your Body the Following Questions

 

  • Where do I need to take more action in my life?
  • What action does my body need me to take for better health?
  • What action does my body need me to take in my relationships?
  • What action does my body need me to take in my career?
  • What action does my body need me to take in my spiritual practice and life?
  • What action does my body need me to take in my living environment?
  • What action does my body need me to take today to stress less?
  • What action does my body need me to take on a daily basis to be more joyful?

Below I included an exercise of how to use your intuition to take action.

 

 

 

 

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How To Find Top 3 Stressors to Heal

Becoming clear on the things in your lives that are driving your body towards negative stress and less joy is huge for healing.

 

You may know right away what your top stressors are. However, if you don't, you may have gotten used to living on auto-pilot and may not even recognize that you have any stress at all.

 

Getting in touch with what is creating negative stress and less joy is crucial for your healing so that you can consciously choose to change it.

 

Below is a guided intuitive meditation.  I suggest getting quiet with yourself to ask your body what your biggest stressors are and what you can do to bring more ease, peace and joy into these areas of your life. Or, if you need to let these stressors go, what is blocking you from doing so?

 

Questions to Ask Yourself

 

  • What areas of my life are holding stress for me? 
  • What can I do to bring more peace and ease to these stressful areas of my life?
  • Do I need to let them go?
  • Do I need to do something different?
  • What is my body asking for in these situations or stressful areas?
  • What area of my body am I holding this stress?
  • How do I release these stressors from the tissues, organs of my body?

 

 

 

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Connect With Your Heart

Join me in this Guided Healing Meditation to Connect with your Heart. 

 

In this guided meditation I take in on an intuitive journey to see what lies within your heart.   

 

I use this meditation when I need answers about making important decisions and to bring in new information into my consciousness to support positive change.    

 

So, if there are questions you need answers to, relationships you need healing with, set aside 24mins to connect with your heart.

 

 

 

 

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What is Self-Love?

 

Can Self-Love actually be enough to power intentional healing of the body?  

 

Most people think that love requires other people, but even self-love has the power to move mountains. Love really does have the power to heal us from the inside out. In fact, love has been proven to heal wounds at rapid paces. 

 

So, what exactly is Self-Love??? 

 

How can we know if we are truly loving ourselves unconditionally? 

 

This has taken me a lot of thought. 

 

When I was hard on myself and especially my body, my body internalized that self-judgement with chronic body wide pain. 

 

My body ached and burned for me to pay attention to it and love it just the way it was. It took me a lot of time to learn how to love myself. I think I am still mastering it and it may end up being my personal soul work in this life. 

 

Self-love has taught me that I am loving to myself when….. 

 

  • I take the time to slow down in my life. When I allow for more flow and ease and give up the stress of trying to control situations. 
  • Self-love to me has been the ability to look inward and ask myself questions while listening for my soul's answers. Listening to my intuition, my soul’s whispers have been my greatest ally. 
  • Self-love has been revelling in the perfection that I truly am. Perfect right now. Every body part, every thought, every curve, every pound.
  • Self-love is trusting my instincts and saying no when I need to rest or relax. This has not been easy for me. As an empath, I want to heal the world. Saying no has been an art for me. 
  • Self-love has been about being kind and patient with myself and really accepting myself as a perfect creation of god/creator/spirit. 
  • Self-love is about letting go of my judgements towards myself. I have learned that I am my worst critic. Quieting my inner critic with love and respect has been a vital part of my daily practice. It is sort of like brain gym for my negative Nancy. Correcting her behaviour when I notice her coming to visit. 
  • Self-love is embracing my sensitivity. I tend to be a little emotional at times and can easily cry. Embracing this sensitivity has been so freeing for me. I have learned that showing my emotions in all situations has deepened my relationships with people and myself. 
  • Self-love has been letting go of my past mistakes and forgiving myself. Thanking my soul for the knowledge and learning that came with it. After all, my biggest challenges have been my greatest teacher.  
  • Self-love has been honouring my truth even when it is hard. Even when others disagree. I am still working on this one.  
  • Self-love is about letting go of relationships and things that no longer align with my highest and best interest. 

 

It has also been about taking myself on dates, buying myself flowers and being my very best friend. It is about knowing that I deserve the best and giving myself permission to give that best to myself. I love to treat myself to the very best when I can. 

 

We can also lean into loving our partners/spouses/friends and even animal companions more. Making time for hugs and cuddles. Love of all kinds releases lovely hormones like dopamine and oxytocin. They relax the stress response and really make the body ripe for miracles. 

 

When we feel a lack of self-love, love and connection, we are more susceptible to imbalances in the body. Our bodies are so wise. The body shifts as our frequencies shift.

 

When we are out of cinq with love we can be more susceptible to...

 

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Immune system imbalances
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Increased cortisol levels
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Increased reactivity to stress

 

This is really because lack of love can activate our stress response. 

 

When we feel love in our hearts we….

 

  • Have more flexibility
  • Immune systems are balanced
  • Pain is less
  • Your Heart beats stronger
  • Hormones are better balanced
  • Feel happy 
  • Sleep deeper
  • Blood sugars are more stable. 
  • Exercise more, and our blood chemistry physically changes

 

SELF LOVE 

 

For me, it has been about learning to say no, taking time for myself and really turning my attention to self-care. 

 

Self-love has been about being kind to myself and loving every curve and dimple on my body. It has been about being my biggest fan, and my very best friend. 

 

It has been about being patient with myself and knowing that there is a great timing for everything. 

 

It has also been about self-forgiveness and even permission to let out the parts of myself that are not all that pretty. 

 

Self-love has been my greatest healing journey. 

 

Do you practice self-love? 

 

I would love to hear about it.  Leave your comments below.

 

 

Keri Fulmore
Medical Intuitive & Functional Medicine Practitioner

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Boost Your Immunity In Winter

 

 

Winter is said to host many dreaded colds and flu bugs.  Not only that, but it is historically known as one of the most depressing seasons in North America. 

 

Why is it a dull season to many?

 

I think it is the lack of sunshine, flu’s and colds, and a dull feeling after the excitement of the holidays. 

 

Many people find themselves battling cold after cold, having less energy than they would like and even feeling alittle blue.

 

But, rather than grab for cough syrup and cold remedies, how about boosting your immune system so you are rock solid and don’t get sick at all?

 

Wouldn’t you like to cruise through winter healthy, happy and have boundless amounts of energy?

 

I know I would!

 

Lets Clear Some Things Up First

 

Many people believe that if you go out into the cold weather dressed improperly, you will catch a cold.  Whether that is an old wives tale or a good parental scare tactic, it’s just not true. 

 

Cold weather actually boost your IMMUNE SYSTEM.  Going from cold to hot gets your lymphatic system moving, heart pumping and immune system engaged.  It’s like giving your immune system a workout!

 

What About the Germs?

 

Do you think that there are actually more germs floating around in the winter than in the summer?

 

Not true!

 

The germs are still there.  It’s actually the sun’s UVB & UVA Rays that increase your absorption of Vitamin D keeping your immune system strong in the summer months.   

 

Yes, you still get Vitamin D in the winter just less is absorbed from less UVB & UVA Rays.

 

I should mention that people are generally happier in the summer.  With happiness comes less stress, and since stress is a major immune system inhibitor, it’s no wonder less people get sick in the summer.

 

Could It Be Less Exercise?

 

Like it or not, for the most part, people are not as active in the winter months.  They stay indoors more often than not, and don’t engage in as many sports.  Even getting to the gym can prove to be a big feat for some. 

 

Exercise improves circulation, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies your body and raises energy levels.  Not only is it essential for good immunity, but it gives you a good boost of 'feel good hormones.'

 

So, exercise is essential for warding off flu bugs for sure.

 

7 Tips for Increasing Immunity

 

1. Exercise – Make sure that you are getting at least 30-60 minutes of exercise daily.  This will increase your immunity, help you stay strong and fit and give you the 'joy du vive' you are looking for in the winter.

 

Have you ever noticed that people who exercise in the winter are happier?

 

2. Vitamin D – Supplement with Vitamin D to increase your body’s immunity in the winter months. Vitamin D helps you fight infections of all kinds. 

 

A study in Japan, showed that school aged children taking Vitamin D everyday during the winter, reduced their risk of catching the flu. 

 

The recommended daily intake of Vitamin D is 1000 iu for adults.  But, I have found that most people living in the Northern Hemisphere require more to maintain optimal levels.  Make sure to get tested with your doctor to see where your Vitamin D levels are.

 

You can purchase Vitamin D at health food store or online:  Click here for Vitamin D 

 

3. Get Adequate Rest – Let’s face it, even with the dark days upon us, a lot of us have a tendency to stay up way too late.  Lack of rest not only decreases your body’s energy, but also increases your stress levels.  Stress lowers immunity.

 

You should be striving to get to bed by 10pm everyday to keep your body’s energy up and therefore your immunity.

 

4. Probiotics – One of the best immune boosters are good flora or Probiotics.  Did you know that good good flora make up the first line of defense for your immune system.  Good flora also create about 80% of your immunity.  So, it goes without saying that to have great immunity, you definitely need to have a strong gut health.

 

I personally supplement with good flora containing fermented foods like kefir and kombucha on a daily basis. You can also use Probiotics, which can be found in your natural health food store or in my store.

 

Buy Probitoics Here   

 

Make sure you buy a Probiotics that are stored in the fridge to maintain potency.

 

5. Herbal Immune Boosters – There are many Herbal Immune Boosters you can use in the winter for both prevention and treatment.  The key is consistency.  My favorvites include:

  • Echinacea

  • Goji Berries 

  • Maitake Mushrooms

  • Astragalus Root

  • Pine Needles

Echinacea – This is one of the more commonly known immune boosters, but I find that it is not always used correctly.  Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially common colds and other upper respiratory infections.  I have also used it at the first signs of mastitis quite effectively. The key is to use it at the first signs of infection: virus or bacteria.

 

So how do you use Echinacea?

 

Firstly, it’s more potent and effective to use a tincture made from fresh Echinacea rather than dried.  Dried Echinacea has normally lost a lot of its potency. 

 

Echinacea tincture can be used on the first signs of a cold or flu.  But, 20-30 drops two to three times a day is usually not that effective.  For the first sign of a cold or infection, Echinacea can be used safely every 1-2 hours 1tsp or 30 drops, until the cold or infection subsides. 

 

As always if you have an infection that does not improve, you should always see a doctor.  Also, if you have an auto-immune disease you should speak with a practitioner before using it.

 

You can purchase Echinacea at health food stores or online.

 

Buy Echinacea Here  

 

Goji Berries – For more than 5000 years the Chinese have used Goji Berries as part of their traditional medicine.  It’s known as ‘The Fruit of Longevity;’ having amazing immune enhancing qualities.

 

Goji Berries are loaded with Vitamin C and I love to get it from natural sources. 

 

Most Vitamin C supplements found on store shelves are derived from corn and most likely genetically modified (GMO).  So that’s a big win for Goji Berries.

 

Goji Berries also reduce inflammation, improve resistance to cancer cell growth, nourish blood, reduce allergies & dizziness, improve vision and even help with low back pain. WOW!

 

You can buy Goji Berries in health food stores, grocery stores and online.

 

Buy Goji Berries Here

 

Maitake Mushrooms – They contain Beta Glucan, a compound responsible for immune support and macrophages, which are immune cells that eat up viruses.

 

In addition to that, Maitake mushrooms help turn on natural killer cells (NKC), which give viruses the 1-2 punch combo out of your body!

 

Lastly, they are loaded with polysaccharides, reduce inflammation, help with collagen production, energy production and so much more. 

 

I’m sure that in future studies we will see more amazing qualities of this mushroom.

 

You can buy Maitake Mushrooms in health food stores or online.

 

Buy Maittake Mushrooms here

 

Astragalus Root - This is another herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an ENERGY & IMMUNE BOOSTER.  It’s known as an adaptogenic herb, which means it lowers your stress hormone cortisol.  Stress hormones inhibit your immune system, so Astragalus is a powerful herb to keep on hand. 

 

Astragalus also strengthen the lungs, which can lessen your susceptibility to respiratory infections and viruses and contains antioxidants that reduce inflammation. 

 

This is something I like to take everyday in the winter to keep my immune system top notch.

 

You can buy Astragalus at health food stores or online.

 

Buy Astragalus Root here 

 

Pine Needles – Did you know that pine needles are extremely high in Vitamin C & A?  Not only that, but they are also a very powerful antioxidant, antiviral and immune system powerhouse.  Pine Needles have been used for eons by native communities to boost Vitamin C levels, prevent cold and flu. 

 

Pine Needles are great for preventing oxidative stress, beneficial for your skin and hair, and even have been known to improve vision.

 

Pine Needle tea also is antiseptic, helping to prevent bad bacteria and microbes from affecting your body.   They also help treat respiratory cold and infection by expectorating phlegm and neutralizing pathogens found in the sinuses. 

 

All you need are some Pine Needles and a pot of water.  A good handful will do.  Just bring water to a boil, turn off, put Pine Needles in pot, cover and let steep for 15-30mins.  Strain and enjoy. 

 

6. Local Raw Honey – Honey is perhaps one of the best immune system boosters out there.  The world health organization lists honey as a demulcent, which treats coughs.  I have used it for dry cough quite successfully.

 

Raw honey contains bee pollen, which is also known to ward off infections, prevent allergies, and is a natural source of energy.

 

Honey has been extensively studied and has been shown to increase disease fighting polyphenols in the blood.   Polyphenols are part of what makes honey a great choice for both prevention and treatment of colds.

 

7. Laughter - They say laughter is the best medicine.  I think this is more true than we realize. Not only does laughter increase our sense of well being, inner happiness and energy, but it creates a strong immune system.  

 

It's one of the easiest ways to boost immunity.  

 

I think that as adults we tend to laugh less than children. Perhaps we should take a tip from the kids and be more care-free in life?  

 

So, how can you bring more laughter into your life?  Make a commintment to laugh everyday, even if there is nothing to laugh at.  Some would call this Laughter Yoga.  Simply laugh.  Soon you will be laughing at how silly it is and it will become infectious.  

 

You could also make time to watch a comedy, visit friends (this usually brings about some laughs) and even play with kids.  It doesn't matter how you do it, just make time for laughing each day. 

 

What matters most for yourself is to come up with a good plan to keep your body and mind healthy and enjoy winter.   

 

You will know you are doing good when people around you are getting sick and you are not or you recover quickly from colds and flus.

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Are You Struggling With Hormone Imbalances?

 

Struggling With Hormone Imbalances?

 

When I ask you to think about hormone issues, what is the first words that come to your mind?

 

Endometriosis, pms, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia, pcos or even hair loss?

 

Those are quite common symptoms of hormone imbalances, but what are some of the other hormone symptoms you can have?

 

Let me name a few….

 

Fatigue – this is more common than you might think, and your hormones have a lot to do with it!

 

Low Libido – a lack of interest in sex, has a lot to do with hormones.  

 

Weight loss Resistance – Hormones definitely contribute to weight gain and weight loss resistance. 

 

Aching muscles and joints – Did you know that your hormones can actually cause you pain when they are imbalanced?

 

Hair loss – Hair thinning all over the head can be a sign of high androgens and other hormone imbalances. 

 

Ovarian Cysts – This is definitely a sign that your hormones are needing some balancing. 

 

Dry Eyes – Yes, dry eyes can also be caused by hormones. 

 

Anxiety and Depression…

 

Hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, water retention, cramps, constant colds, and many, many more…….

 

So, what can you do about it?  

 

First and foremost, I suggest learning the differences between testing your hormones with blood, urine and saliva.  

 

Yes, they are very different.  

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BLOOD, URINE AND SALIVA TESTING!

 

BLOOD

 

Blood is an accurate reading of what is happening at one point in the day. It is great for testing the overall picture.  Blood or serum is great for testing peptide hormones and total hormones such as Follicle stimulating hormone, LH, prolactin, insulin and even thyroid hormones (if the free form is included). 

 

But, for sex hormones no distinction is made in blood between bound hormones and free hormones (the hormones your body can use). 

 

Women have three different kinds of estrogen in the body: estradiol, estrone and estriol.  In blood they are only tested as one hormone.  Meaning we can’t tell the difference between the good and bad estrogens in the body by evaluating blood. 

 

This can lead to misleading results!  

 

It can cause hormones to appear completely normal or even high normal. Remember blood is only testing the total of your three estrogens. 

 

But, if the free hormone level is low (your available hormone or usable hormone) you can still feel like a hot hormone mess.  Even if your doctor has told you that your hormones are normal!

 

Serum hormone testing also does not measure estrogen, adrenal or androgen metabolites.  So, it does not show how those hormones are breaking down in the body and how well the liver’s phase one and two detoxification is working.   

 

SALIVA

 

Saliva has become really popular over the years. Saliva is non-invasive and quite easy to do.  The benefit to saliva is that it allows for multiple collections over a 24 hour period, or even an entire month.  This allows you to see abnormal hormone patterns, such as shortened luteal phase (the second half of a woman’s cycle), or even cortisol patterns over the entire day. 

 

A Saliva test measures free hormones (your usable hormones or bioavailable hormones), which makes it a better measure then blood for evaluating hormone profiles.  

 

Remember blood is measuring your total hormones and only at one point in the day, which does not give you a good indicator of hormones that may dip or spike during certain times in the month. 

 

Saliva is a good measure of Estradiol, estrone, and estriol, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.  But, saliva does not show steroid hormone metabolites. This is limiting as it does not show you how your hormones are breaking down, or if they are being reabsorbed.

 

URINE

 

The 24 hour urine hormone test is the preferred method for testing hormones. It tests for hormones secreted at night, like cortisol and melatonin as well as growth hormone.

 

Got insomnia or sleeping trouble? This test can show you why!

 

Urine testing measures unbound hormones, reflecting the bioavailable hormones or the hormones that are available for use right now!

 

The advantage of urine testing is the ability to measure hormone metabolites. It will show your estrogen levels good and bad, and whether they are metabolizing down a pathyway that can be carcinogenic.  Urine will also show how Androgens are metabolizing in your body, whether they are going down the pathway that will cause hair thinning and androgenic alopecia etc. 

 

Urine testing can show the balance of protective “good” estrogens, compared to harmful or “bad” estrogens and whether your treatment protocol is working. This is huge!  No longer do you have to wonder if you are getting anywhere with what you are taking!

 

Urine hormone testing measures both phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification.  It shows how well the liver is metabolizing estrogen, among other hormones and how well the liver is functioning, which is huge in everything from hormone imbalances to depression and anxiety.

 

Urine is also an excellent test to evaluate adrenal health and function.  It not only measures DHEA and DHEAs, but measures cortisone and cortisol, telling us the status of your adrenal glands and if adrenal fatigue is an issue. 

 

In my opinion, urine is the gold standard of hormone testing.  

 

BEING VULNERABLE

 

I tested my Urine hormones a year ago.  It led me to some eye -opening discoveries. 

 

I found out that my liver’s phase two detoxification was quite low (I suspected as much) and that my estrogens were beginning to metabolize down a carcinogenic pathway.  THIS IS HUGE.  Essentially, this test allowed me to begin treating this issue before it became significant.

 

Blood would never have been able to show me this. 

 

 

If you would like to discover your hormone profile, as a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I have begun offering these tests. 

 

You can email me at [email protected] to find out more or sign up for a Functional Medicine Consultation here to test your hormones.

 

In good health, 

 

Keri Fulmore

Medical Intuitive, Functional Medicine Practitioner & Author

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3 Biggest Health Robbers

 

Over the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to accompany a friend to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Mexico.

 

Sanoviv specializes in treating many chronic health conditions like cancer, autoimmune disorders and Lyme disease.  They also run detox programs to improve your health.

 

There were a few things that became quite apparent for health and healing while I was there. Nothing that was new to me, but instead reinforced the importance of it to maintain and optimize health.

 

3 Things that Rob Your Health and What you can do about them

 

1. Sugar

 

Sugar is one of the worst things you can eat.  If you were to add up all the sugar you eat in a day, you would be astounded.  Most of the sugar people eat, is not even in realization that they are eating sugar in the first place. 

 

Did you know that bread even turns to sugar in your body? 

 

Or how about sweeteners like agave nectar, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, etc. that show up in most of our packaged foods? 

 

I learned sugar feeds ill health and in particular cancer. 

 

Now, fruit shouldn’t be confused with sugar.  Fruit in its whole form contains fiber which slows down the rate at which glucose hits the blood stream.  However, you should still be careful with how much fruit you eat. 

 

Did you know that 1 apple contains 4 teaspoons of sugar?  If you juice that apple, the entire 4 tsp will absorb and feed your cells with sugar.  That is why it’s best to eat fruit in its whole form, fiber intact. 

 

The last thing I will say about sugar is watch the amount of sauces you use and even salad dressings.  Make your own and keep sugar out.

 

I also learned that sugar causes a fatty liver.  Got a fatty liver?  A fatty liver is the liver being flooded with too much sugar.  Cut it out and see what happens.

 

2. Inflammation

 

Keep Inflammation as low as possible.  Inflammation is rampant in people’s bodies these days. The common North American diet is very inflammatory with gluten and processed foods like dairy, sugar, sauces and dips, coffee, etc. 

 

Inflammation clogs up your body’s ability to properly detoxify, and to heal. 

 

Eating a very heavy diet in vegetables which is as organic as possible is one of the best ways to keep inflammation at bay. 

 

At Sanoviv, most meals were completely vegetable base with some added nuts and fats like avocado.  I found myself eating a big salad with seeds and avocado, and then some steamed veggies on the side.  Very little white meat/poultry was eaten, and the only grains consumed were quinoa, oatmeal, wild rice and brown rice.  There were very few legumes aside from lentils.  I noticed I felt very clean eating this way. 

 

One of my favorite things they served was Golden Milk.  Now, Golden Milk is amazing at reducing inflammation, getting your liver detoxifying and blood purifying.  It’s great for the joints and arthritis and is even a great tonic for a woman’s reproductive system.  

 

I recommend that you make Golden Milk if you have never tried it. 

 

Golden Milk Recipe
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1/8 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 cup almond or nut milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of almond oil or nut oil 
  • Pinch of cardamon and cinnamon 
  • Raw honey to taste if desired. 

Boil water and turmeric in a small saucepan over medium to high heat for 8 mins.  This cooks the turmeric and releases its properties.  Meanwhile bring the rice or nut milk to a boil in another saucepan and then remove from heat.  Add in the coconut oil or almond oil, cardamon and cinnamon as well as the raw honey if desired.  Mix both mixtures together.  Drink and enjoy. 

 

3. You Can’t Heal if You are Stressed

 

Lastly, I would like to mention my biggest takeaway.  If one cannot maintain a balanced state of inner peace, and allows stress to lead the way, health will be hard to maintain.  I realized that stress comes in many forms.  Complaining, control, or feeling a lack of control, worry, feeling unloved, not being present in the moment, anger and supressed frustration, harboring old hurt (which only hurts you) and lack of self-love to name a few. 

 

I learnt that surrender and acceptance even in crappy circumstances is essential to healing.  One woman I met at Sanoviv was able to align her mind and body into a place of peace, acceptance, and wellbeing while she was there.  In three weeks, her cancer markers returned to that of a healthy person.  Rather than stressing about the disease itself, she choose to be at peace and know that her mind was her biggest ally in healing. 

One doctor at Sanoviv said that there are only two reasons for illness other than injury, a bad diet and stress.  If you can work on both of those, you have the best chance at a good healthy life.

 

Of course, I re-learned a lot more while visiting Sanoviv Medical Institute.  I will be sharing these with you over the coming weeks.  So, stay tuned!

 

If, you are wanting to find more peace in your life and emotions, why not work with Adam Fulmore, Intuitive Energy Healer to get to the bottom of your body’s emotional stress patterns? 

 

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Or, I would love to help you with a Full Medical Intuitive ReadingMake 2018 your healthiest year yet!

 

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In Good Health,

 

Keri Fulmore

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New Insomnia Solutions

 

If you are suffering from insomnia, you understand how the sleepless nights can be frustrating.  You get it when I mention feeling like a zombie in the morning, and dragging yourself all day long.  Not getting 6-8 hours of REM sleep effects every aspect of your life.

 

Luckily, there are some great solutions that you may not know about.

 

But first, I think it is important to talk about the mental and emotional aspect of insomnia.  Insomnia is usually the last symptom in a stress response.  After a long bout of stress or life changes, the mind can have a hard time shutting off.  This is usually due to cortisol (our stress hormone) and a brain that has been wired for stress.  The first step in battling insomnia is to look at your life from a new perspective. 

  • Are you doing things that you don’t like doing? 
  • Are you a people pleaser?
  • Do you over extend yourself to meet deadlines? 

Insomnia is a symptom that should prompt you to re-evaluate your life.  Not only should you re-evaluate your life, but re-training your brain to slip into the healing and relaxation response is necessary. 

 

There are two kinds of insomnia.  The kind where you can’t seem to fall asleep no matter what you do, and the kind where you fall asleep but wake up frequently. 

 

Frequent waking can be a sign of high blood sugar or hypoglycemia, too much alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods and even stress. It can also be a sign that you are deficient in minerals like chromium, vanadium and manganese and other nutrients.  A deficiency in these minerals can cause you to wake every few hours with a hard time falling back asleep.

 

Then there is the “happy hormone” serotonin, which is a hormone that is a precursor to melatonin.  You make serotonin from the amino acid tryptophan.  But, when you are stressed for an extended period of time, serotonin depletion can happen. 

 

Did you know that 95% of serotonin is made in the gut?  Because the gut and brain are so closely linked, both stress and poor diet can lower serotonin. 

 

There are literally dozens of studies that show low serotonin and tryptophan levels lead to insomnia.  Some of the symptoms of low serotonin are waking feeling unrested, inability to stay asleep after getting there, and lying awake all night.

 

For many years now, studies have proven that the amino acid tryptophan (which is a precursor to serotonin), produces great sleep.  In fact, it has been shown to improve mental clarity in the day.  It can also be helpful for depression, pms, fibromyalgia, and anxiety as well as carbohydrate cravings and alcoholism.

 

Recently, I have learned through Functional Medicine that zinc or B6 deficiency can lead to insomnia. When you are deficient in B6, it can literally keep you awake all night.  Or, low zinc can cause a B6 conversion issue, which is needed to make more tryptophan and serotonin. 

 

6 STEPS YOU CAN DO TO FINALLY SLEEP

 

1 . De-stress – Try to turn off all electronics an hour before bed.  Meditate and deep breathe.  Both of these techniques have been shown to reduce the stress response in the brain. You can also try to laugh more during the day.  Laughter will help to reduce over all stress.  Lastly, re-evaluate your life and make sure you are leading from your heart not your head.

 

2. Stay away from PLASTICS – Too many plastics in your body lowers zinc.  Zinc is needed to convert B6 to an active form to produce tryptophan and serotonin.  So, Cut Plastics Out!

 

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3. Optimize your gut health – 95% of serotonin is made in your gut.  If you have gas and bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, indigestion etc. The chances of curing your insomnia are not high.  Make sure you are eating whole foods, cutting out sugar, alcohol, caffeine, wheat and all gmo foods, corn and corn derivatives and soy.  Contact a good practitioner to help put a plan together for yourself.  I can certainly help!

 

4. Optimize your minerals – Make sure you are eating foods and even supplementing with a good multi-mineral.  Healthy chromium, vanadium and manganese help prevent blood sugar imbalances and frequent wake up. 

 

5. Eat plenty of B Vitamin rich foods -  You can increase B Vitamins using foods like nutritional yeast, nuts and seeds, fish, chicken, meat, eggs etc. 

 

6. Try out Tryptophan or 5-HTP – These are supplements that are a precursor to serotonin.  Serotonin is a precursor to melatonin which is our sleep hormone. 

 

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*I should mention that if you are on SSRI’s or anti-depressants you should not supplement with Tryptophan or serotonin as they interact.  *

 

*Of course, you should not start any new supplement or health regime without contacting your doctor. 

 

There are so many root causes to insomnia! If you would like help to get to the root of your insomnia along with a health protocol, contact me!

 

     Click here to contact Keri Dennis-Fulmore

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The Most Important Thing I Did To Facilitate My Healing!

 

One of the things that came up for me on my journey to wellness was a lot of fear in trusting new things. 

  • Would this new treatment make me better or worse? 
  • Could I handle the changes if they were not favourable? 
  • Did this person really know what they were doing to treat me properly?

What I didn’t realize was this way of thinking was the wrong approach entirely.  I was living in fight or flight.  I was living in a fear-based mindset.  I expected the worst, so I would not have the rug pulled out from under me.

 

With every new treatment I had oodles of hope, but deep down I was scared of the outcome.  At a core level I didn’t think it would work.

 

This way of thinking never brought me the right therapies or the right environment for healing.  All it brought me was more fear, more pain and even more of what I didn’t want in my life….  STRESS!

 

Did you know that this type of negative thinking, also called ‘worse case scenario thinking’ is seen and felt as stress to the body?

 

Stress is not something you want to be dancing with on a daily basis.  Chronic stress will NEVER open you up to Health and Healing.  It actually creates the opposite effect.  

 

It took me a long time to realize that I was blocking my own healing by the way I was thinking. 

 

I was causing myself stress!

 

Stress and Healing

 

The funny thing about stress is that people often do not even realize that they are stressed!

 

I didn’t. 

 

I was happy with my career, my family life, my marriage, my life seemed flawless at the time!

 

So, if someone asked me if I was stressed, I would have said no.  I loved my life.

 

I had no idea that my own thoughts, my innermost darkest thoughts, that played around in my mind day after day could be causing so much turmoil for my body.

I was a ‘worst-case scenario thinker.’ 

 

Even worse than that, I was hard on myself.  I didn’t except myself for what I was.  I didn’t love every inch of myself.  Instead, I judged myself everyday. 

 

When constantly thinking that the other shoe is going to drop, or wishing for something better than what's there, it causes a huge amount of stress to the body.

 

I found that De-Stressing and checking in with myself everyday was paramount for my healing.

 

4 Simple De-stressing Techniques for Self-Healing.

 

1. Check Your Thoughts – If you are prone to worry and fortune telling about the outcome of your health and future, there are simple techniques.  I found that when I had a fearful thought or worry, I stopped and asked myself, "I am 100 percent sure that what I am thinking is true?"  

 

If the answer is "no," I let it go.  Unless you are sure of the outcome, don’t give it energy.  I have also found that asking myself, “Will this matter tomorrow?” Is just as important. 

 

If what you are worrying about will not matter tomorrow, what is the point about stressing about it?  Be sure that what you are giving your energy to is worth it!

 

2. Meditate and Deep Breathing – Meditation and inner reflection is really important for self-healing.  Your body has all of the answers that you need when it comes to healing.  Taking the time to get quiet with yourself to ask your body why you are having a certain problem is important.  With practice you will hear your inner voice and it will 'no doubt' guide you to healing.  So don’t forget to ask!

 

Deep Breathing is just as important   A deep breathe lets your body know that you are relaxed and there's nothing to worry about.  It also engages your parasympathetic healing response.  This is the opposite of your stress response.  Because stress is the number one cause of most health issues, deep breathing is essential.

 

3. Positive Reinforcement – It does a body no good to think judgemental or hurtful thoughts towards one’s self.  It is important to stop negative self -sabotaging thoughts in their tracks and reinforce it with a positive statement.  This tells your brain that you are not stressed and everything is ok.


4. Do Something Joyful – Most people can get really caught up in their health issues.  It can bring about melancholy, depression and even anger.  It is important to counter act those feelings with joy. 

 

Did you know that laughter heals? Or that a smile, even if faked can release feel good hormones in your body.  Feel good hormones are what you need to heal.  Watch a comedy, do laughter yoga, smell some flowers, call a good friend, or simply think about something that brought you joy (really visualize it).

 

These are just a few techniques to get your started.  Doing them on a daily basis will help to increase your vibration, keep your body out of stress, and keep your moods positive.  It can even heal.  When your vibrating at a higher frequency, you attract all that you need to be well.

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