An amazing book for emotional health is Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D. Ph.D. https://www.amazon.com/Letting-David-Hawkins-M-D-Ph-D/dp/1401945015/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528833865&sr=8-1&keywords=letting+go+the+pathway+to+surrender%2C+david+hawkins. He teaches a specific technique in which one pays attention to and is present with one’s emotions. You don’t assign words to the feeling, you just witness and feel it until it dissolves. This book is sure to help you along your healing path.
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Are you familiar with the work of Dr. Hulga Clark, Ph.D.? She was a scientist and pioneer of revolutionary cancer research and treatment. She invented a device that was able to detect many substances that precipitate tumor formation, including chlorine, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, parasites, and even mold. Her books are a little tough to take on because they are overwhelming in terms of the number of things to avoid and the lengths one must go to in order to treat food (such as with heat and vitamin C powder) to make it safe for cancer patients. But her son started a great store, drclarkstore.com, with excellent, pure products up to Dr. Clark’s standards. I love the Foodie’s Best Friend digestive enzymes https://drclarkstore.com/foodies-best-friend-digestive-enzyme-formula-500-mg-60-tapioca-capsules/, the Pearl Olive Oil Soap https://drclarkstore.com/pearl-olive-oil-soap-130-gm/, and use the Pure and Natural Shampoo https://drclarkstore.com/pure-natural-shampoo-16-oz/ for my child. She also has amazing water filters https://drclarkstore.com/searchresults.html?keywords=filter that are definitely worth a look.
A must-read is Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. https://www.amazon.com/Cure-Tooth-Decay-Cavities-Nutrition/dp/1434810607/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528833642&sr=1-1&keywords=cure+tooth+decay+by+ramiel+nagel. Based on the work of Weston A. Price, DDS, see https://price-pottenger.org/, who studied the diets of both people with the strongest, healthiest teeth, and those with the most decayed. Nagel paints a picture of the best way to eat for tooth, and general health, and discusses the best dental options when intervention is needed. He says that untreated whole grains cause tooth decay, as well as sugar and refined carbohydrates because they disrupt the calcium-phosphorus balance in the blood. Nagel recommends high-quality animal protein and dairy, and vegetables. This is echoed in Dr. Terry Wahls book The Wahls Protocol. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583335544/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_8?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1. Wahls was able to greatly reduce her MS symptoms with changes to her diet. She calculated and tested the amounts of fruits, vegetables, and protein the body needs to heal. She also recommends eliminating gluten and sugar.
As you probably know, probiotics are “good bacteria” for your gut that create a healthy balance of intestinal flora, which leads to greater health and immunity. In his book One Spirit Medicine: Ancient Ways to Ultimate Wellness, Alberto Villoldo recommends Ascended Health brand probiotics; visit https://www.ascendedhealth.com/, or ask at your local health store for recommended brands.
Try manuka honey! First of all, it’s absolutely delicious! Second, it battles some serious ailments effectively. It can be used both topically and internally. Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor. Some types will have a UMF rating on the jar but not be licensed, so look for a UMF license number on the jar to be sure you are getting the potency you are paying for. I have tried three licensed brands purchased from Amazon, Tahi, Happy Valley, and Kiva, and my favorite has been the Tahi. Wild Cape brand gets excellent reviews as well. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tahi. Try different potencies. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF, but there are also 5+, 12+, 15+, 18+, and 20+ options. The higher the UMF, the higher the price.
Check out any or all of herbalist Susun S. Weed’s magnificent books for health. https://www.amazon.com/Susun-S-Weed/e/B000APVVDU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1528832608&sr=1-2-ent. She offers a wealth of healing knowledge. Learn how to nourish and heal your body safely with herbs. Learn about the power of Echinacea and St. John’s Wort and learn to heal many ailments safely and naturally.
Hi! I quit smoking cigarettes in 2000. This is how I did it. You can too. Give it a try! We offer this info for free with the humble hope that you will come back and donate perhaps the price of a pack when you are successful.
The idea is to wean off your usual brand with a series of alternatives, as explained below. This worked for me with cigarettes, but if you are interested in quitting vapor cigarettes, it should work as well. You are just five steps from a whole new you!
1. Get clear and motivated. Give some thought to why you want to quit. To feel better? Look better? Have more energy? Be healthier? Save money? Make better impressions? Get crystal clear on your reasons and then write them down. I was able to quit because it had served it’s purpose in my life and I was ready to move on. You need to get to that place, too. You really have to want to quit and get to a place of being ready. Do some soul-searching. Get in touch with any fears about quitting that come up. Write those down, too.
2. Get your tools. I want you to go to a smoke shop or purchase online:
- A pack or two of a different brand of cigarettes than you usually smoke. I recommend American Spirit brand because it is additive-free so you will gradually wean off the additives in your usual cigs that you may be addicted to. If you already smoke American Spirits, great. Just purchase some as usual, and proceed with the rest of the plan.
- A pouch of American Spirit loose tobacco (or other brand), and a rolling device, if needed. You may also need an extra pack of rolling papers.
- A tobacco pipe or chillum.
3. Begin to mix it up and wean. Instead of reaching only for your usual cigarette, alternate with an American Spirit (or other brand you have chosen). After a few days, start to alternate your new brand, or both your new and old brand, with cigarettes you roll yourself with your loose tobacco. Gradually increase the number of roll-your-owns you smoke, while decreasing the number of “pre-rolled” ones. Ideally shift to smoking roll-your-owns exclusively.
4. Start packing the pipe. Gradually reduce the number of roll-your-owns you smoke by instead packing the loose tobacco directly into your new pipe or chillum. Take a hit or two of loose tobacco out of the pipe when you have a craving for tobacco. Only smoke a regular cigarette or roll-your-own if a craving is absolutely unbearable. Continue for a few days until you feel ready for the next and final step.
5. Time for a ceremony. You are about to take the final step: letting go of tobacco. When you feel ready, use the power of ceremony to help you quit. You have within you all the strength you need to move into a joyful new life more reflective of the you you came here to be. You’ve practically weaned yourself off of cigarettes, nicotine, and heaven knows what other chemicals. It’s just a matter of officially making the commitment, and to do that, design a ceremony for yourself. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but the idea is to create a clear sense of separation from your regular day. Consider going somewhere in nature—a park, the beach, a hiking spot, even a backyard will do. But at home or in nature, you might light a candle, beat a drum, use a chime, and/ or set up an altar with meaningful and/ or found items. Plan it out a little.
All the ceremony needs to entail is for you to take some deep breaths and take a few sacred moments to be with your Higher Self and consciously decide and commit to quit smoking before yourself and the Universe/ Source/ Creator. You may do it aloud or to yourself, by yourself or with another. It is sacred what you are deciding: You have committed more fully to life and to yourself and your well-being. It’s a good choice and it deserves a few moments of conscious recognition. Rely on the strength of this resolve if any cravings come up. They’ll get less and less powerful over a few days. Don’t give in! Don’t turn back!
Please do come back to this site and let us know how it goes. Leave a comment, and again, please consider donating what you feel is right when you are successful in quitting!
Blessings to you and your health! Cheers!