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Your Thyroid Connection

Are you waking up tired? Constantly drained? Lack mental clarity? Having emotions associated with depression or irritability? Cold sensitivity? Suffer from hair loss? Cant lose the weight? Have dry, scaly skin? Suffer from frequent headaches? Get recurrent infections? If so, it’s time to look into your thyroid.

The thyroid gland sits at the front of the neck like a butterfly just below the larynx. The thyroid gland releases hormones into the bloodstream to control your metabolism, which why it is often called the “metabolism gland” and is also the primary way your body uses energy.

The thyroid gland’s main function is the production and secretion of a group of critical hormones. When working properly, the growth rate and metabolism of the body’s cells controls and regulates how the body produces and releases energy from foods.

Whether or not a thyroid gland is overactive or not producing enough hormones, some disorders can stem from this. Common thyroid diseases include:

Hashimoto’s disease
Graves’ disease
Thyroid nodules
Thyroid cancer

Nourishing the gland before these disruptions occur and/or helping the thyroid rebalance itself naturally is very attainable.

A great first step is to eliminate endocrine disruptors from your lifestyle. Many include:
Bisphenol A (BPA) — used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, which are found in many plastic products including food storage containers
Dioxins — produced as a byproduct in herbicide production and paper bleaching, they are also released into the environment during waste burning and wildfires
Perchlorate — a by-product of aerospace, weapon, and pharmaceutical industries found in drinking water and fireworks
Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) — used widely in industrial applications, such as firefighting foams and non-stick pan, paper, and textile coatings
Phthalates — used to make plastics more flexible, they are also found in some food packaging, cosmetics, children’s toys, and medical devices
Phytoestrogens — naturally occurring substances in plants that have hormone-like activity, such as genistein and daidzein that are in soy products, like tofu or soy milk
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) — used to make flame retardants for household products such as furniture foam and carpets
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) — used to make electrical equipment like transformers, and in hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids, lubricants, and plasticizers
Triclosan — may be found in some anti-microbial and personal care products, like liquid body wash

Balancing your body’s pH is critical. If your body’s pH is out of range, minerals like iodine, selenium, zinc, and copper will not be absorbed even with supplementation. This can be a hinderance when it comes to supplementation.

I work closely with clients to help balance their pH levels. This is fundamentally important when it comes to supplementation therapies. You can buy pH testing strips right off Amazon. I recommend this brand.

pH test strips

Testing your urine and saliva TWO hours AFTER eating (fast the two hours) will give you a best reading of how slow/fast your digestion is running. Again, working with a practitioner is a great way to learn how to balance this.

The next step is to start nourishing the gland with the nutrients required for its function. I recommend the supplement: Thyro Complete.

Thyro Complete is a dietary supplement to support healthy thyroid function and physiology.

Get yours here:

Thyro Complete

Thyro Complete:
A thyroid glandular formulation that blends hypothalamus, pituitary and thyroxine-free thyroid glandular tissue with the most clinically significant nutrients and branded, clinically supported extracts of ashwagandha and forskohlli for optimal thyroid health.
Glandular Tissue:
Glandular tissue, when applied to support a specific organ, can provide balance for multiple factors, including nucleic acids and organ-specific enzymes, which help promote the growth and maintenance of organs and glands.
This formula contains glandular tissue that relates directly to the thyroid and higher level glands which dictate the function and activity of the thyroid gland, including the pituitary and hypothalamus.
Iodine (ThorvinTM) is a deep water exclusive Icelandic kelp, Thorvin’s Laminaria digitata is higher in total nutrients, particularly iodine, potassium, and specific amino acids. A highly bioavailable form, Thorvin’s Asco Iodine content averages 780 parts per million (ppm), the highest on the market.
Zinc (TRACCSTM) is essential for the conversion of T4 to T3 and also lends itself to the integrity and functionality of the T3 receptor itself.
Selenium (AlbionTM) is required for thyroid hormone production, activation and metabolism. It is an essential component of deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3.
Copper (TRACCSTM) plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormone and also acts as an antagonist to Zinc, helping to promote a balanced mineral profile.
Amino Acid:
L-Tyrosine is a building block for the production of thyroid hormone. Thyroxine is a tyrosine-based hormone, which is also comprised of iodine.
Herbal extracts:
SensorilAshwagandha: Recent studies have indicated that in addition to the support provided by Sensoril® for healthy cortisol levels (which will in turn support a healthy level of T3 hormone) it may also support T4 production directly. (1)
Coleus Forskohlii (ForsLeanBrand) Extract: Supports
thyroid function directly and also supports lean body mass
through ergogenic activity. It stimulates AMP (adenosine monophosphate), which then stimulates metabolism for greater fat burning.

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Help! I’m Sick!

I wish we could all say that we eat the right food, drink enough water, exercise daily, get enough sunshine, practice deep breathing exercises, sleep like a baby and get regular chiropractic adjustments, but we don’t. We live in a busy world. Life happens and people still get sick.

I receive emails and calls every week from individuals seeking help with an illness of some sort. Unfortunately, most clients do not have anything on hand that can assist them. Timing is everything when individuals feel an immune response coming on. Let me explain…

Recognizing when an immune response is happening is key. Feeling off, the nose is stuffy, you’re overly tired, there’s a tickle in the throat or a headache are all indicators that the body needs some support. Unfortunately, individuals often mute these alarms and carry on with life like normal. Left neglected, the body will stop asking for the support it needs and start demanding for it instead.

The lesson here are: listen to your body and take action. The more proactive you are at the first signs of an immune response, the more likely you will quickly rebound. Let’s start with what you can control.

What to do?

1. STOP all refined sugar. Refined sugar shuts down your immune system for up to five hours after consumption. This contributes greatly to the uptick of cold and flu “season”. In my opinion, this isn’t a season. This always comes after a high-sugar holiday. We are sabotaging our health by consuming high amounts of sugar.

2. Drink only water. Cut out all juice and dairy products. Drink half your body weight in distilled (or good filtered) water every day. Your urinary system is a key elimination pathway. Making sure it is flushing properly is important.

3. Stop all processed food. I could park here for a while but for time’s sake, I will explain it this way….. JERF. Just. Eat. Real. FOOD. Remember, our bodies are fighting off infection. It doesn’t need to be fighting off synthetic food, too. Nourish it with nutrients it recognizes.

4. Rest. It sounds cliche, but it is true. Our body heals when we sleep. If we are run-down or not sleeping well, our body isn’t healing. REST!

What to take…

1. Vitamin C. I recommend a high-dose therapy when it comes to immune responses. This therapy is different for each client, but I usually will recommend a client take 1000mg of buffered C every hour until they hit bowel tolerance. This tells them that they cannot absorb anymore C. Vitamin C is water-soluble and high-dose therapies are extremely therapeutic.

My Vitamin C contains Bioflavonoids (also called flavonoids) which are a class of phytochemicals that are potent antioxidants, which scavenge many potentially damaging free radicals. Another aspect of the antioxidant properties of bioflavonoids is their synergy with Vitamin C. The bitter-tasting flavanones hesperidin and naringin, from the white albedo layer of citrus peels, have been shown to extend the nutritional functions of Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids are also capable of binding to metal ions, which prevents these metals from acting as catalysts in the body to enhance free radical production.

2. Vitamin D. I recommend an extra dose of Vitamin D. Most people are D deficient and need help supporting the immune system. Vitamin D testing is widely available to help you know where your D levels are. It is best to work with a practitioner when dosing fat-soluble minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin D is an immune system modulator that supports healthy T Cell and macrophage responses. One of the main functions of vitamin D is to help activate T cells, aka the “killer cells” in the body. T cells detect and destroy foreign pathogens — like viruses.

3. Immune Boosting Probiotics. I recommend a daily probiotic for health maintenance but with an immune response, I have clients up their dose to morning and evening.

Probiotics are fundamentally important for your health. Many healthcare practitioners believe that overall health begins in the digestive tract. Poor digestion compromises all parts of the body because the digestion of food provides fuel for all body processes, organs, and systems. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract also plays a prominent role in immune health.

My Probiotics are a non-dairy probiotic formulation produced from an all-natural source of beneficial microorganisms. It is designed to support digestive tract health and provide ingredients that support proper immune function and microbial balance in adults. They contain some species of the numerous microorganisms that naturally populate the human gastrointestinal tract. Probiotic bacteria, or “good bacteria,” promote a favorable balance of intestinal microflora. The human intestines harbor between 300 and 1000 different species of flora. Some people estimate that there are one hundred billion or one trillion bacteria per gram of colonic content in the large intestine. This mind-boggling amount is ten times as many cells as there are in the human body!

4. ImmunoMax. This supplement gives the body an extra kick to help jump-start the immune system. ImmunoMax is an advanced nutritional supplement that combines two heavily researched ingredients, N,N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) and Galactoarabinan, with a purified D-fraction from Maitake Mushroom and Beta 1,3 Glucans from the cell walls of baker’s yeast in a vegetarian capsule. Immunomax is designed specifically for anyone with a weakened immune system.

5. Smart Silver. I recommend taking 1tsp. up to 5x a day with an immune response. I also teach clients how to use silver with the nebulizer for respiratory treatments.

Smart Silver Smart Silver is a systematic approach to advanced immune support and balanced wellness. Smart Silver has engineered nanoparticles designed to offer more effective therapeutic benefits than traditional colloidal silver.

Having these products on hand and knowing how and when to use them will be a game-changer for you and your family. Again, this is to help an immune response STOP before it has the chance to begin. There are also ]deeper therapies that I help clients navigate through when these preventive therapies have not been put into place. You can order these supplements individually or save money by ordering the Immune Boost Kit Here!

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Living Pain-Free

Pain is the number one reason why clients will seek out alternative or natural healthcare.  People are tired of living with constant pain while only getting pain-reducing options rather than dealing with the root cause of the pain itself.  Clients I see are tired of the ripple effect that OTCs and prescriptions are having on their bodies.  So, they start their journey to find what holistic health can do for them.

According to the National Health Interview Survey,  the CDC released a new report estimating that 50 million Americans, just over 20 percent of the adult population, have chronic pain. That mind-blowing number is the reason why chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.

Whether you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, you need to ask yourself two questions regarding your therapy:

  • Are you helping to minimize the pain and discomfort by promoting recovery and regeneration?
  • Are you reducing swelling and improving the motility but not in a way that intervenes in the healing process?

If you are experiencing pain from an acute injury or trauma, arthritic and chronic pain, or chronic inflammation and disease, ask yourself those two questions.  By addressing health foundations and encouraging cellular regeneration you will better your chances of not being one of those statistics.

Natural health is definitely “trending” right now and it’s not always in a good way.  Most companies and their customers are marketing their products the same way that the pharmaceutical industry is:  “Take this and feel better”.  If you are not addressing the root cause, inflammatory markers, triggers, and the gut-brain connection issues, than it is hypocrisy at its finest.

This is why I do not sell my supplements, botanicals, and homeopathics on my website.  It is critical that the WHOLE person is observed and listened to.  I do not want to feed the epidemic of “the next miracle pill” which btw…there is NO such thing and if someone is telling you this, run for the hills.  The body, when put in the correct, supportive environment through proper cleansing, diet, and foundations, has the amazing ability to heal itself.  We, more than not, get in its way and inhibit any progress that it can make naturally.

The first few pieces of advice that I would give:

  • Be patient.  The pain, outside of an acute injury, did not appear overnight.  More than not, this is a reaction the body is having due to the years of abuse that it has endured.  You will not be fixing this in a day, a week, or even a month.  Give the body time to recovery and help facilitate the regeneration of tissues.
  • If you are not ALL IN in regards to your therapy, I personally would not take you on as a client.  Healing is a total-body connection.  Your entire body has to be involved to the point where healing and feeling good again is more important than anything that could hinder it.

A few tips can really make a huge difference….

  1. Cleansing is a must before any therapy is started…otherwise you are just washing dishes in dirty dishwater.
    • I use a protocols that cleanse the entire body in 14 days.
    • Professional-grade homeopathic, botanicals, and nutraceutical formulas designed to clear the body of dangerous toxins and regenerate health cells and tissues.
      • Headaches
      • Fatigue
      • Weight Gain
      • Allergies
      • Chronic Illness
      • Depression
      • Aches and Pains
      • Anxiety
      • Sleep Problems
      • Autoimmunity
      • Frequent Colds and Flues
      • Skin Rashes/ache
      • Mental Fog
      • Infertility
  2. Support all health foundations taught through consultation.
  3. Decrease pro-inflammatory foods.
    • This will look different to every client.  This is also why  plans work for some people and not for the others.  Each client needs a personalized plan that their body is dictating.
    • This could look like AIP, paleo, autoimmunity paleo, clean keto, vegan, etc.
    • Adding in intermittent fasting is helpful but not always perfect.
  4. Lab testing to show inflammatory markers and triggers.
    • Taking a supplement or pill without addressing the trigger is madness.
  5. Support all the eliminatory pathways. BULLS
    • B- Bowels
    • U-Urinary
    • L-Lungs
    • L-Lympth
    • S-Skin
  6. Start adding in the product protocols that is personalized for the body’s needs. There are amazing products that can help with the body’s healing process.  THIS IS NOT A STAND ALONE SOLUTION and is why I addressed everything first before I got to the products.
    • NO synthetics
    • Organic and non-GMO
    • Know the difference between isolated and whole products and why you would want to use one over the other.
    • Get the most bang for you buck by making sure your supplements are actually being absorbed.  Most people can only absorb half of the nutrients in the supplement.  This means if you are taking 500mg of vitamin C, your body is most likely only absorbing 250mg. This is why I promote Liposmals.

So What Now?

I am very passionate about helping people launch themselves out of their comfort zones and take their health back into their own hands.  If you would like to learn more about the different holistic services and therapies I offer, please reach out to me.  I do local and phone consultations so distance is not a hinderance.

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Cleanse Your Liver Naturally

Why Should You Cleanse Your Liver?

The liver plays an essential role in the body including metabolism, digestion, energy storage, and hormone production. It is also the major detoxifying organ in the body.

The liver is also pivotal for purifying the blood and plays a key role in converting carbohydrates to energy, as well as storing energy in the form of glycogen and fats. It is responsible for these vital functions:

  • Filtering and processing all food, nutrients, alcohol, drugs, and other materials that enter the bloodstream and letting them pass, and breaking them down or storing them
  • Manufacturing bile needed to emulsify fats for digestion
  • Making and breaking down many hormones, including cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogens
  • Regulating blood sugar levels

Virtually every function of the human body depends on the liver.

There are two major phases of normal liver detoxification:

Phase 1 Detoxification- where biotransformation take place
Phase 2 Detoxification- where conjugation takes place

Without going into the full anatomy session of the liver I will summarize for clarity purposes.

In phase one of detoxification, toxins are broken down (enzymes break down toxins, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, hormones, etc.) that are fat soluble by removing molecules of the substance.

In phase two of detoxification, the natural substances are added to the metabolites (broken down toxins) from phase one. This forms a substance that is no longer toxic and is ready to be transported out of the body.

Sounds great, right? However, if your liver is not working properly and phase two is not able to flush the broken down toxins out, your body becomes overloaded with toxins. To make sure that the liver is working properly a good liver cleanse is recommended. It is important to reduce and eliminate toxins from our environment, from foods we eat, as well as being sure to consume adequate amounts of the nutrients needed for proper detoxification.


Fun Facts About the Liver:

  • About one-fourth of your total blood volume passes through your liver every minute.
  • It is the largest organ IN the body, essential for life.
  • It produces bile to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
  • It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood.
  • It removes germs and bacteria from the blood.
  • It makes proteins that regulate blood clotting.

Things That Stress the Liver:

  • Blocked bile ducts
  • Chronic hepatitis B and C
  • Diabetes, protein malnutrition, obesity, and corticosteroid use
  • Exposure to chemicals and parasites
  • Inherited diseases
  • Iron overload
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Poor diet
  • Coffee and soda
  • Viruses


You cannot successfully cleanse your liver without addressing the emotional side to the liver. The emotions that are connected to the liver and gallbladder are anger and resentment. Symptoms can range from restless legs, outbursts and even violence. You will learn how to put to use emotional release techniques that raise energy levels, calms the mind, changes focus, shifts perception, removes negative connections, releases blocked energy and releases those toxic, trapped emotions.

I have put together a way to naturally cleanse your liver that covers nutrition, elimination, and emotional support. Cleansing gives the body strength to fight off disease and frees the overloaded liver from the accumulation of toxins, mucus, and parasites that build up through the years. Everyone is in need of a good liver cleanse from time to time so if you would like more information on how to cleanse your liver naturally, message me to set up a consultation.

 Other natural cleansing options are:

  • The Master Cleanse
  • Colon Hydrotherapy Cleanse
  • Blood Cleanse
  • Enzyme Cleanse
  • Heavy Metal Cleanse
  • Parasite Cleanse


Want Even More Holistic Health Support?

As a CHHP, I provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to determine and correct imbalances within the body. I work together with my clients to uncover many underlying causes of common health concerns and tailor support for the specific needs of each of my individual clients. You may contact me to set up a consolation.

For people that are in love with essential oils and the bioavailability of supplements, I offer free services, including the iTOVi scan sessions, EO education and supplementation use only for members who enroll as wholesale members under me. Let’s take this journey together!





As always, I am here for any questions or health concerns you have. Feel free to email me and don’t forget to follow me of FB, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Stacey Upchurch, CNHP
Star Member through Young Living

All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.


Food and Mood

The mental health statistics for Americans is soaring. As we start to see more horrific incidents being played out as a result of mental illness we, as a moral society, have got to look at more underlying issues than a “gun problem” or video game overload.

The statistics do not lie.  I will bring nutrition and emotional release techniques into the discussion at the end, but for now I want us to camp out right here and soak up these statistics.  I could give you every statistic there is from depression medications to lack of education, but I just want to focus on these four:

  • 1 in 4 adults (approximately 61 million Americans) suffer with mental illness. (2015)
  • 1 in 10 adolescents experiences a period of major depression.
  • 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
    41,000 deaths per year-more than double the rate of homicides

As a CNHP, I am committed to teaching people the fundamental health techniques that can help free them from debilitating health disorders. Can you even imagine my grief to know so many people feel hopeless in their mental state enough to take their own life? And where is the outcry to help these people? We are ready to “BAN ALL GUNS” but we don’t address the mental state of these hurting people.  This is not only ignorant but cruel. Could nutrition and lifestyle really be affecting our mental state?

Now, as a disclaimer, I understand that not all emotional issues are nutritionally related. However, in studies we have seen huge improvements in the mental state of clients that have put natural health practices into play.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that health is a state of COMPLETE physical, mental, and social well-being.  This is different as our society as a whole, treats symptoms and defining health as merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  To take it even further, holistic health combines the body, mind, and spirit to work in harmony for the ideal picture of health.

Body- our physical being that allows our interaction in the world.

Mind- like computer programming, this is what makes us “run”.

Spirit- the energy within which gives us power.

To throw even more staggering statistics at you, the United States is ranked 37th in overall performance of healthcare systems, but comes in number one with cost.  In 2015, U.S. health care spending was $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person. Now, I’m not a numbers expert, but something doesn’t add up here.  For the first times since 1993, the U.S. life expectancy has declined.  We are outspending every nation for health care, but our life expectancy is declining and we are even leading some countries in the 10 causes of death globally.  You would come to expect this in third-world countries but not in our “Mighty America”.  This should outrage our society and move you all to find answers.

So What Can We Do?

Simple, natural changes that you make in your life could result in the breakthrough you’ve been searching for.  As a holistic practitioner,  I start with the foundations at initial consultations.  We engage in these foundations of health and then see where we need to improve.  A full consultation form lets me see into the window of my client’s health and allows me to help support their personal needs.


This should not overwhelm you but encourage you that simple, natural changes could improve the health of your body and the health of your wallet.

What Does Nutrition Have To Do With It?

Scroll through any magazine or Facebook and you will quickly notice the heavy market for “health companies”.  For the most part, these companies have programs that get results and allow people to start living a healthier lifestyle.  Where the problem lies for me is that these programs promote nutrition that is not even food.  They are pumping people full of synthetic minerals and vitamins and artificial forms of food.

Dr. Royal Lee and Jerome Stolzoff have some profound opinions on food and nutrition:

1) No food is safe, unless it is fresh enough to have retained most of its perishable vitamins.  Spinach may lose all of its vitamin C in a week; oranges in three months.

2) No food is safe, unless it has incurred no processing that would remove or impair its vitamin and mineral content.  This eliminates pasteurized milk, white sugar, synthetic syrups, bleached flour, and practically all packaged cereals, shortening, fats, etc.

3) No food is safe, unless it is free of any kind of synthetic adulteration, representing crude attempts to replace valuable organic constituents lost in processing.

4) No food is safe, unless it has a background of experience behind it establishing its value to the human family.  NO ANIMAL TESTING.

Foods should be consumed in their natural state, grown organically, in proper soil conditions, pesticide-free, and harvested at peak ripeness for optimal nutrition.

Dr. Lee and Jerome Stolzoff go on to say that those who are seeking absolute health, longevity, and refinement need to understand that the body, mind, spirit, and soul are absolutely interdependent from each other.  A healthy body can only be built and maintained with nature’s perfect (unperverted and unfired) food, pure water, fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and restful sleep.

Can You See The Connection?

Not only is our country’s nutrition completely off base but we are over medicated as well.  Millions of children and adults have attention deficit disorder (ADD) and/or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).  ADD is characterized by difficult concentration, distracted, and impaired visual/spacial coordination.  ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.  Although the causes are not clear, genetics, food additives, nutrition, infections, and abnormalities related to neurotransmitters in the CNS are suspected.

What….nutrition? We are facing a drug epidemic as the number of prescriptions for ADD and ADHD have tripled from 1990-1994 and have increased every year after.

A nutrition-based study showed results involving 33 people who suffered from ADD, ADHD, or related disorders.  The purpose of the trial was to measure how often nutrition-based recommendations could help improve behavior that was linked to these disorders and to also identify dietary factors that could help.  This was solely a nutritional-based study.  The results were amazing.  51.5% of participants needed calcium support, 48.4% needed nutritional fatigue support, 45.2% needed nutritional thyroid support, 29% needed nutritional infection support, 9.7% needed nutritional pancreatic support and 16.1% needed B vitamin and iron support. Only 20% of participants were on Ritalin or other prescriptions.  All reduced or eliminated taking the medications and reported improvement.  100% of participants reported behavioral improvement within 40 days.  Food intolerances were found in 90.3% of the participants.

I gave you a very brief synopsis of this case study, but the results have to be acknowledged.  Our diet and nutrition is playing a huge role in our mental and physical health.

As a holistic practitioner, I work with clients to help improve many areas of their health. We begin with self-reflection.

How balanced is your diet?

How much water and what kind of water do you consume daily?

How much raw, organic foods do you consume?

Are your circadian rhythms functioning properly?

Are you exercising properly for your body’s needs?

What is your body’s pH and how does it effect your nutrition?

Are you cleansing and detoxing properly?

Are you receiving an adequate amount of sun exposure?

Are you overloading your body on supplements? Do you know what supplements your body is specifically needing?

Are you effectively practicing energy therapy?

These are just a few of the foundational blocks we build upon.  More and more people are climbing over to the natural-health arena because they are dissatisfied with the efforts made by tradition allopathic medicine.  I do not discredit allopathic medicine at all.  In fact, I am thankful for their avenues of expertise and I help co-manage many clients.  I just can’t ignore my passion and insight to help people find a better way to improve their health.

If this article hits home with you and you would to receive holistic advise and insight, I would love to be your practitioner.  Feel free to message me to set up a private consultation or visit my website

Until then, enjoy these emotional release techniques to help calm the mind and balance your mind, body, spirit connection.  Once we learn how interdependent these are, we begin to wholly heal.



Thiel, Robert J., PH.D. (2017). Naturopathy for the 21st Century. Retrieved April 9, 2018 • Where does all this money spent get us? • 36.5% of U.S. adults are obese. (2016)



As always, I am here for any questions or health concerns you have. Feel free to email me and don’t forget to follow me of FB, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The Problem I Have With Essential Oils

Let me first say that I LOVE essential oils.  I will use them every day until the day I die.  They have become a huge blessing to me, my family, and my farm.  What I am specifically talking about is this “health trend” we have in America.  We know we are supposed to be healthy but very few put in the work to get and STAY healthy.  Now with the uprising trend of essential oils, this seems to be our new “fix”.  We want things fast and if we don’t see immediate results, we give up.  So many people are claiming EOs are the end all to solve everyone’s problems…..and that is the very problem I have with them.

I am an advocate for healthy living.  I truly believe our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made.   The intricacies of our bodily design are mesmerizing and leave me in absolute awe every time I learn something more about them.  I also believe that our bodies are capable of healing themselves given the right environment.  However, there are no shortcuts to health.  No supplement or oil is going to make you get off the couch and get your body moving.  No oil or supplement is going to give your body the pure nutrition it needs.  They are buffers…..wonderful buffers!  You can slather your body in all the oils you want and take all the supplements you desire but if you are not concentrating on the triangle of wellness, you are missing the whole point of why we even have these amazing products.

I understand the marketing behind such claims, but I feel as stewards of the health industry we do it a disservice by glorifying the products and by not promoting the only effort that will make a lasting impact on people’s health…..the true triangle of wellness.  Nutrition from pure, organic foods, exercise (those that hate that word, think of it as fun sweating activity), and then supplements (in natural form, not synthetic…including oils).  Detoxifying the body through the bowels, urniary and lymphatic system, lungs, and skin is often not even mentioned in health consultations.  Nutritional deficiencies are largely associated with food intolerances and an unbalanced gut.  The pH of your body will determine how many nutrients your body can or cannot absorb.  Should I even begin talking about water intake?  People are going mad, slathering EOs all over their neck and head for headaches and are still drinking soda with little to no pure H2O.

I do applaude those that are trying to make a difference.  Educating people on daily chemicals that we are being exposed to, teaching people proper exercise, and helping people build healthy eating habits. HOWEVER, my inbox is FULL of people needing help because someone that watched an “oil” class or pinned a “pin” off Pinterest advised them and are now claiming themselves to be experts on Essential Oils.  Not only that, there are so many brands of EOs on the market that can do harm….especially when they are taken therapeutically.  That is very scary to me.  Suggesting that an oil or supplement can fix anything without a full health evaluation can discredit the people offering the advise and  give the product a bad name.  If people are not being consulted on their entire bodily wellness, then they are receiving a huge disservice.

So for now, I just try and continue to educate people on the “whole” body.  Essential Oils are just a small part of resources I have to help people.  Personally, the bioavailability alone that EOs bring to nutrients is intriguing. But for people claiming they are a cure-all…I would caution and advise you to save your money.  Understanding that our bodies run off energy and that there are many areas that need to be addressed is the first step in healing our bodies.

Before everyone loses their minds over this, there is nothing wrong with people diffusing oils and having their go-to bag of oils for themselves and their families. In fact, I encourage it.  I just have very strong opinions and concerns on the therapeutic nature of some oils that people are claiming to be health experts on and the advise given to them.

It is my life’s passion to help people break free from the normal we have come to accept in healthcare.  There are no shortcuts to healing our bodies nor is there a magic oil that will make all your symptoms go away.  In the natural health field, I take a look at your body as a whole and through consultations and evaluations, I begin piecing together the clues your body is trying to give.

When clients find their “aw-ha” moment, take their health back, and realize they have other avenues to explore, this is when I know I’ve done my job correctly.  If you are experiencing  a physical, emotional, or nutritional set-back please contact me!   I would love to begin a journey with you that could transform your life.

To know more about me, head on over to my Holistic Health Page to learn about my services and my current and on-going education.


One link that does has some beneficial uses for essential oils is

Just remember, you need to treat the whole body, just not the symptom.

15 Days of Oils for Emotional Challenges

“Letting Go”

Today our culture seems to be in emotional turmoil. We have a “label” with a prescription for every emotion out there. It appears that our culture seems to be missing the understanding of the neural basis of emotion completely.

Our brain plays a very important role in interpreting and processing intense experiences, especially memories of fear and trauma. The limbic system include the amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, and cingulate gyrus. The amygdala is the emotion center of the brain while the hippocampus plays an essential role in the formation of new memories about past experiences. We will focus primarily on the amygdala and the hippocampus part of the limbic system.



To simplify it, olfaction or smell is a primary sense and is physically the closest to the limbic system structure of the amygdala and the hippocampus. The amygdala involves experiencing emotion and also emotional memory. The hippocampus is involved with working memory and short-term memory. This shows you how closely related our sense of smell is to emotion and memory.

There are many in-depth studies that link our emotional health to our physical health. Many doctors are even recognizing that emotional problems are linked to many diseases and poor physical conditions.  This gives me hope for our natural healing profession by looking into the complete mind, body, and spirit.

This course will be set up for 15 days, where I will be educating you on the limbic system and how biochemicals in essential oils can increase blood oxygen levels in the brain. When the amygdala receives both oxygenation and aroma, it is stimulated in ways that facilitate the release of stored emotional blocks.   Awwww, sweet release! When the combination of oxygenation and the aroma of EOs are released over time, in many cases, it has been shown to be effective for resolving unexplained physical problems both past and present.

We will go through a 15 day, 15-oil “Letting Go” meditation process that will help with releasing and allowing the up-lifting feeling of peace and emotional freedom to take root.

At the end of the class I will have options to further our study for oil uses for specific emotional challenges such as abuse, anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, mood swings, resentment, and stress.

I use essential oils as one small part of my natural health practice but when it comes to the emotional side of our health, essential oils are hands down my go-to method of resolve. The purity and potency of essential oils are highly critical. Yes, there are essential oils out there that can do more harm than good. I have researched for years to find a company that I trust completely and I recommend you do the same. It is very important to know how the part of the plant from which the oil was produced was grown, its soil condition, the fertilizer used, the geographical region, the climate and altitude in which it was grown, the harvesting methods, and distillation process. I use many oils therapeutically so the distillation process is very important to me.

Earn a Direct Line To Me and My Holistic Health Team

One benefit that I give all members of my team is a direct line to me and my natural health practice. This is a way I can easily keep in touch which can be geographically challenging at times with clients spread around the United States. I can trust in what I am recommending to them both therapeutically and supplementary.


To become a member of my team and dive into the world of therapeutic oils, go to this site and let’s get started!



By becoming a member, you will save 24% on therapeutic oils that we will use in this class.  In the class, you will learn how to use a new oil per day.  You will also have access to a meditation guide and directions for massage, energy centers with associated glands, placement guides and application guides.  After this class you should have a deeper understanding of how your emotions are connected to your limbic system and you will have the tools at your disposal to be able to release many hurting emotions.  I look forward to this journey with you and hope that release is in your future! Message me or email me directly to be added to the class.


Happy releasing!




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Cleaning Your Home Naturally

When people come to me for help with symptoms they are experiencing, they find it surprising that I ask them what kind of cleaning supplies they use. After all, what would a floor cleaner have to do with a headache or laundry detergent have to do with skin irritations or sleep disorders? After we dive into nutritional, emotional, and spiritual health, we continue right into environmental health.

When people are facing serious illnesses, the first piece of advice I give them is to switch to an organic diet. The second piece of advice I give them is to switch out all cleaning supplies and beauty supplies to natural and organic options. Why on earth would we work so hard to flush toxins out of our body so it can heal properly just to sleep in a toxic-filled bed all night or why would we smother our skin, which is one of our detoxification organs, with chemical-filled lotions and perfumes that clog the functions of the skin?

“In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in collaboration with Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. The umbilical cord blood of these 10 children, collected by Red Cross after the cord was cut, harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.” (1)

That is hard to hear. Isn’t the womb supposed to be the healthiest environment for our babies? Environmental toxins are very real and it’s time we see what role they play in our health. Even more research shows that babies under six months of age suffer 30% more ear infections and are at a 22% higher risk of diarrhea due to exposure to conventional cleaning products. We take our sweet little babies, bleach everything in their home, wrap them up in synthetically fragranced blankets and slather them in chemical-filled soaps and lotions just so they have that ‘baby’ smell. Then we wonder why they are not feeling well, why they throw up constantly, sleep terrible, and have ear infections. Obviously, the next step is to run to the doctor where in most cases an antibiotic is given to them which sets off another set of issues and we still have yet to  address the cause of any of the symptoms. Tired of this hamster wheel yet?

Not only are our babies suffering from environmental toxins but we are as well. Many people are experiencing hormonal effects. “Chemicals that are so-called “hormone disruptors” can interfere with the body’s natural chemical messages, either by blocking or mimicking the actions of hormones. Possible health effects include decreased sperm counts, increased rates of male birth defects such as cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias (where the urethra is on the underside of the penis), and increased rates of some kinds of cancers. The alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) used in some detergents and cleaners have been shown to mimic the hormone estrogen; one APE, p-nonylphenol, has caused estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells to multiply in a test tube study.” (2)

So, where do we start? You can start by cleaning out your cabinets. There is no such thing as a little bit of poison. Get the poison out of your home.

I have complied a short list of cleaning products to stay away from and a short list to start adapting into your cleaning routine. For a much more in depth list, this site  has pretty much every natural cleaning option you can think of.


Commercial Products to Avoid:

-Alcohol: specifically 2-butoxyethanol and methoxyethoxy

-Chlorine Bleach:  According to the EPA, more than 26,000 children were exposed to or poisoned by household chlorine bleach in 2002.

-Formaldehyde: found in NO-iron clothes and bedsheets.

-Ammonia: EPA says ammonia is a toxic chemical and causes damage to the lungs and the eyes.

Simple Solutions:

-Vinegar: a disinfectant, deodorizer and cuts grease.

-Hydorgen Peroxide: whitens and sanitizes

-Sodium Bicarbonate: an abrasive

-Washing Soda:  whitens and deodorizes

-Castile Soap:  all natural base for cleansers

-Lemon Juice: deodorizes and disinfects

-Salt: an abrasive

-Olive Oil: polish

-Essential Oils:  disinfects, deodorizes, and antibacterial

-Borax: works great for killing fleas in carpet and works as a cleanser

Cleaning is a very important part of our life but commercialism has destroyed our intelligence in this area. Cleaning should not break the bank or cause illness. By putting into practice simple cost-effective methods, you will be doing your family a great service by providing them a safe environment to live and thrive in.

I have compiled a list from holistic practitioners and also from my own personal recipes of cleaning recipes and beauty/body care products that are at the disposal of my team members or for my clients.  As always, I want to educate and help improve the health of the  people around me.  To learn more about becoming a team member, email me directly or visit this site to learn more.

Happy Cleaning





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The Fall Body Clean Up

It’s Cleansing Time!

Cleansing… can be a scary word for some people. We have accumulated an ever-mounting buildup of toxins, chemicals, pesticides, additives, and heavy metals that most of us unknowingly absorb from our food, cosmetics, air, water, and even from the mercury fillings in our mouth. Where do we even start?

The questions I generally get are, “What does cleansing entail? Or, will I have to give up what I do daily to cleanse properly? How often should I cleanse? Can I eat on a cleanse?” There are so many different programs and products out there that I can see why people can be so easily confused. This is why I am going to take you on a 6-week journey that will not only clean out your over used and abused body, but educate you about it as well.

All participants of the Fall Body Clean Up will learn about our body’s five elimination functions known as B.U.L.L.S….bowels, urinary, lymph, lungs, and skin. You will learn how to properly allow your body to cleanse along with feeding it the complete nutrition it so desperately needs.

Healing begins from the inside out. Cleansing gives the body the strength to fight off disease and break down the accumulation of toxins, mucous, and parasites that have built up over the years…..and yes, I did say parasites! Everyone has them in one form or another. For the most part, they go unnoticed until symptoms such as feeling achy and fatigued start.

We will concentrate on a program that requires a high consumption of water (that means distilled or purified), strong digestive enzymes, minerals, high-potency herbs, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Why essential oils? Essential oils have a lipid-soluble makeup which give them the ability to break through cell membranes, break up undigested food, and digest toxins. They help with the bioavailability with minerals that our bodies are so desperately starved of and have been documented for their antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties.

You will learn the importance of total body health, in which we will focus on these areas:

-the body’s pH
-liver health
-water and nutrition intake
-glycemic load
-digestive enzymes
-breathing techniques
-skin care
-emotional attitude of cleansing

You will also be givin a menu to follow along with a detailed timeline of each program.

We will start with a two-week cleansing trio, focusing on the colon, liver, and kidneys. From there, we will take a one week break and then move right into at 21-day parasite cleanse.  After both cleanses, a “maintaining good health” class will be covered.

I hope to not only educate you but also encourage you to take responsibility for your health, knowing that maintenance and prevention is the key to a healthy life style.


How do you get started?

Click the link below to sign up for the nutritional class. In order to be eligible, you must purchase the cleansing systems through me or from a member of my team. At the end of the program, there will be a drawing for a beautiful desert mist diffuser that retails $83.88.


Email me at to be added to the Fall Body Clean Up class. Make sure to post Fall Body Clean Up in the subject field.

From there, I will contact you with the plan’s details and help you with the ordering process.  You will be added to a secret FB group (this is not a requirement but will be an asset because I do many video presentations throughout the class) where you will have access to all the manuals and guidelines in PDF form.

Cost of programs:

Two week Trio Cleanse:
Retail: $115.46 USD
Wholesale: $87.75 USD

Three week Parasite Cleanse:
Retail: $118.09 USD
Wholesale: $89.75 USD

Addition costs and programs (that are not required) may be found on amazon at which I will post links for accessibility during the class.

Click here to enroll and earn wholesale prices  on the products you will need to purchase for the cleanses.  Anyone who enrolls as a wholesale member receives 24/7 holistic coaching from me along with all the other benefits that this team receives.


Start Date:

The first cleanse will start on November 5th, where we will wrap up just in time for Thanksgiving.
The second cleanse will start on November 26th, giving everyone freedom to still enjoy the holidays in December. You will be feeling so good that you wont want to overindulge and ruin all your progress!


Here’s to a New Year and a new you!


* Note: If you have interest in doing this program outside of our targeted dates, contact me and I will allow access to all the coaching material so that you will be kept up to speed through out the process.

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Support For Those Fatigued Adrenals

We abuse our bodies in so many different ways but arguably, the adrenals are the most abused glands in the glandular system.  Located just above the kidneys, the adrenals are responsible for so many important body functions.  To understand why your adrenals are not working properly, you must first understand how and why they work.

The adrenals are composed of two functioning parts, the inner medulla and the outer cortex.  The medulla secretes adrenaline (also called epinephrine) and norepinephrine. Adrenaline controls physical effort and prepares the body to face danger.  This allows the body to increase the heart rate, increase the amount of sugar to the tissues so more energy is available to the body, and it also increases the blood’s ability to clot.  Have you heard the stories of how a mom could lift a car off a child or could carry a man out of a burning building?  This is a testament to major stress levels that signaled the adrenals to produce an excessive amount of adrenaline.

The cortex secretes the hormones aldosterone, cortisol, cortisone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).  These are very important hormones that we generally ignore. Cortisol, in particular, plays a part in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar.  It also acts to reduce inflammation and slows the body’s use of cartilage.  Anti-inflammatory products are flying off the shelves today as people are trying to find new ways to reduce inflammation.  Our body has a natural response to this but we have damaged the system that performs it.

In general, the adrenals are important for many bodily responses such as regulating the immune response system which allows for speedy recoveries with less pain.  The steroid hormones, from the cortex,  reduce inflammation and work with the administration of the immune response.  The adrenals help out in the muscle distribution of the body and also helps the body cope with day-to-day stress.  In very serious cases, people can develop Cushing’s Syndrome or Addison’s disease which results in medication and/or surgery.  I’m not talking about that here though.  I would like to discuss the general signs of adrenal fatigue.

Most people do not know that they suffer from improper adrenal function because even on a low adrenal reserve, the adrenals will produce enough hormones to maintain an adequate state of health.  It is when stress is induced that you will see the malfunctioning of the adrenals…which could lead to fatigue and even total collapse.  The adrenals were created to react when stress comes upon the body.  They brain sends a message to the adrenals that more hormones are needed to combat the stress.  If this cycle continues, as in most high-stress situations, the adrenals cannot keep up with the supply therefore exhausting the supply of nutrients that feed the adrenal glands.  In other words, you will be full of hormones and low on nutrients.  Again, another key to point out is how nutrition plays a vital role in absolute health.  Can you see how other parts of your body will be depleted of nutrients if your adrenals are fatigued?  They will be ‘calling for backup’ and will rob the body of nutrients wherever they can.

The hormones that the adrenals produce give the body a wonderful, natural defense that serve a great purpose.  However, if your body is constantly sending out signals to the adrenals to secrete more than a normal range of hormones, you will find yourself out of balance very quickly.  If you are always stressed or worried, your body is going to rapidly fall into adrenal fatigue.  This is when your body is constantly calling for the adrenals to engage, only to find them overwhelmingly tired.  Fear, anxiety, and stress immediately engages the adrenals.  So if your normal character is some what of a worry-wart nature, then you could expect to have some adrenal fatigue.  In cases of reduced adrenal function you can experience some symptoms such as headaches, weakness, fatigue, recurrent infections, panic attacks, mental problems, sleeplessness, stress, blood sugar issues, dry and flaky skin and nails, and thinning hair.

Your body is a wonderful messenger, alerting you when something is wrong.  For instance, if your body is producing too much cortisol, you might have an expanding mid-section.  Measure your waistline at the smallest width.  Men should be less than 40″ and women should be less than 35″ in circumference.  If your measurements are above this number, there is a good chance the adrenals are over-producing cortisol, which forces body fat to appear in the abdomen.  By following a low-glycemic-load diet you will be able to help maintain healthy cortisol levels.

More signs that point to adrenal fatigue is allergies to citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes, pineapple, cantaloupe, and all bioflavonoids).  This is why we talk specifically about B5 below.  People can also develop allergies and sinus conditions.  Sudden allergies or sinus issues that come upon healthy people should be an immediate question mark for over-worked adrenals.   Sadly, people are often medicated for the symptoms and left to cope without even looking into other causes.  This frustrates me!  We need to be getting to the root of the issues and not providing customers for Big Pharma (soap box).

First and foremost, we need to talk about the elephant in the room…..stress.  There’s no way around it.  You will have to find ways to eliminate stress to chill out those adrenals. The body’s four major stress hormones are adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA, and norepinephrine. First thing in the morning is when the highest level of these hormones are released and the lowest is in the evening.  Learning how to cope with stress and to release negativity is a huge step in disengaging your stress hormones.  Breathing techniques, meditation, prayer walks, stretching, exercise, and calm music can all play an important role in stress relief.

Since we now know that adrenal fatigue will deplete your body of very important nutrients, it is very important to replace them.  Water intake and nutrition play a vital role in your adrenal function.  I look very closely into clients’ nutrition and water intake. After that, I will address sleep, pH, and exercise.  After we dig enough into these five stepping-stones, we can usually come up with enough clues to proceed.

People with a diet that consists of particularly high levels of caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and white flour will have depleted nutrient support anyway…especially in the B vitamins. Taking B complex vitamins plus pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and vitamin C are necessary for adrenal function.  Corrective minerals are potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium.

Practicing natural health techniques show to be very supportive in the improvement of function of the adrenals.  Sleep, stress reduction, being able to say NO, stretching and massage are all go-to techniques for the adrenal “fatigued”.  Start with a few and find a way to adapt them into your everyday routine.

When our adrenals are not working properly, we have engaged a domino effect that will lead to many serious health issues.  One component I love about natural health, is that we look at the whole body….just not a symptom.  Learn to listen to your body and then receive the help you need to heal the WHOLE body.

I am not an expert on this and it is very important to be working with a doctor if you have serious health issues.  Self-diagnosis is very dangerous.  Please make sure you are taking the steps with your doctor that leaves you comfortable with diagnosis and treatment.  I am passionate about natural health because I have seen the fruits of it.  You are in control of your health…there are always options.

As always, if you would like more info on your glandular system, in particular the adrenals, natural health techniques, nutrition through low glycemic loads, and nutrient support, you can always leave me an IM or email.

Happy “De-Stressing”!


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Lepore, Donald. The Ultimate Healing System. Woodland Publishing, 1985

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