Tuning Forks enhance the ability to heal and make profound changes in the energy levels of the body using sound. Tuning Forks are used to correct imbalances, uncover emotions, stimulate growth, development, and transformation and facilitate inner harmony and wholeness.
The Tuning Forks are applied to the acupuncture and acupressure points to access the Body's Meridian and Chakra energy systems.
The sound waves of the Forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along energy pathways, effecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by traditional medicine. Applying the Forks stimulates and balances the body's physical and subtle energy field to promote healing and inner harmony.
This cosmic tone helps us to shift from fragmented stagnation to an open world and infinite possibilities. It is this recognition, acceptance and participation in our destiny that opens us to a bigger picture.
We enter the world of creative origination, healing, unity and balance. This healing methodology has the power to connect us with the Source of original harmony. It provides access to a deep inner balance by sonically resetting negative cellular patterns.
The work is powerful and profound, it has the capacity to relieve chronic and debilitating illnesses and imbalances of the psyche and soul. Through the Healing system we are able to realign and re-harmonize ourselves with the greater cycles of the universe.
The Effects of Tuning Fork sound Therapy:
The Tuning forks are designed to be used on and above the body. When tapping the tuning forks, they produce a pure musical sound called a interval. As the body listens to the tones it will naturally adjust itself and come into balance.
The actual effect of Tuning Fork Sound Therapy can be verified by a number of methods which include Kinesiology muscle testing procedures to check the status of the organ meridian energy circuits and the Chakras which are directly over the main nerve plexus points in the physical body.
The energetic patterns of sound, color, light, toning, and music have the capability to Tune -up and balance the energy system, making it more efficient. Pain can be eased, stress reduced and depression lifted.
The Body- personalities become more vibrant and energized. The Mind-becomes clearer, creativity is increased, resulting in a wider perspective and an improved ability to make major decisions. The Emotions become more stable. The Spirit- is more peaceful, greater joy and improved well- being are found in the process.
Tuning Forks Balance and Energize the Chakras.
The Tuning Fork Healing Session:
A person can experience any and all of these in a healing session.
* Raises the Light quotient of your being to a new level
Tuning Forks can be used with any Healing Modality to enhance profound healing.
Metabolism is a process using several chemical reactions. These reactions take place in the body's cells. Metabolism is all about change. Metabolism changes the food we eat into the energy that is needed by the body to move, think, grow, to heal and repair cells. All living beings need metabolism to live.
The reactions that make up metabolism are constantly happening and started when we were conceived and are needed for life. If metabolism ceases, so does the life of the organism. Metabolism is vital for turning food into the energy needed by the body to perform many essential functions.
The process of metabolism begins with plants. You have probably heard of photosynthesis? It all starts with the plant taking in energy from the sun's rays. The plant uses the energy it absorbs from the sun and chlorophyll in order to build sugars from water and carbon dioxide. The process of doing this is called photosynthesis.
As humans and animals eat the plants and other cell-building chemicals the body breaks the sugar down so that the energy is released and carried to the body's cells through the bloodstream. Sugar is not the only source of energy, amino acids and fatty acids can also be used as energy sources by the body.
After these sources of energy enter the cells, other enzymes then act to speed up or regulate the chemical reactions that are involved in the metabolizing process. The process allows the body to either use the energy, or store it. Energy can be stored in body tissues, like the liver, muscles and also stored as body fat.
The whole process of metabolism is a balancing act between two different types of activities that happen at the same time which are:
The two kinds of activities are called anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism is the activity that builds up and stores energy. Catabolism is the destructive metabolism that is the process that produces the energy that is required by the cells by breaking down large molecules such as carbohydrates and fats in order to release energy.
The energy that is released is what is used as fuel for anabolism so that the body can be heated and muscles can contract so that the body parts can move. There are also waste products released during the catabolism process that are then removed from the body through the skin, by the kidneys, the lungs, and also the intestines.
Several hormones of the endocrine system that help to control the rate and also the direction of the process of metabolism help the process of metabolism. One of the hormones is called thyroxine. It is produced by the thyroid gland. It helps to determine how fast or how slow the chemical reactions that make up metabolism occur.
Hormones are given off by the pancreas that helps to determine which metabolic activity is used at a particular time (anabolic or catabolic). An example would be when we eat our food anabolic activity happens because the process of eating increases the level of glucose in the body (an important fuel) this glucose release triggers insulin to be produced in the pancreas, which then in turn signals the body's cells to increase their anabolic activities.
The whole process of metabolism is a chemical one and complicated for most individuals to understand. Most people merely relate metabolism with losing or gaining weight. When our metabolism slows down, we gain weight and when it is fast or a healthy rate of metabolism we lose weight or maintain it.
Achieving and Maintaining Healthy Weight
By incorporating healthy eating habits and exercise into your life, you will improve not only your weight, but also your overall physical and mental health.
The body requires long-term harmony and support and in order to lose weight successfully, there are a few weight loss tips and simple steps that need to be incorporated into your lifestyle.
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Here's a very simple, but packed with flavor (not to mention veggies!) salad to fuel you through your spring. I was inspired to make this salad when thinking back to a salad I made often in the early days of my marriage. My husband is a California boy who loved to eat very typical California cuisine when we were first married. I had to learn a lot to prepare that kind of food, because I grew up with the meat and potatoes/comfort food of the Midwest.The food he liked was a blend of flavor profiles, like Asian and Mexican, it was full of fresh vegetables, fruit, lean meat, and seafood. Think smoothies, sushi, and loads of salad. Trying to make my new love happy (the way to a man's heart is through the stomach, right!?), I began whipping up a salad with every conceivable veggie, plus chicken that had been dusted in a mixture of cornstarch and ginger. It fried up crispy and I found I loved it too. Cornstarch is off the table on AIP though, so all these years later, I am back with an AIP-version of the salad from my honeymoon days. (And yes, my sweetheart loves it.)
Crispy Gingered Chicken Salad
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Dr Sarah King, ND Health Status of Male Partners Cannot be Overlooked in Pre-conception Stage When couples are attempting to conceive, we often put the weight of nutritional and overall health status on women. This is largely attributed to the fact that post-conception a woman's body must provide the energy, sustenance, blood supply, and nutrition
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A recent Brazilian study determined that heavier women tend to have more vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause; hot flashes, and night sweats. The reason for this may be that fat insulates the body and helps retain heat. The more fat a person has, the more heat is retained and this disrupts the body's ability to distribute it, and also get rid of it (cool down). Fat also stores toxins and is hormonally active, both factors which could influence menopause, and the experience of symptoms associated with aging joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, or depression.
Studies Show Weight Loss and Exercise Reduce Hot Flashes
Studies have shown that weight loss and exercise do have effects to reduce hot flashes in women who are overweight. A diet or a dietary treatment plan which promotes detoxification is also likely to help significantly. As the body becomes more and more burdened by toxins and the liver and digestive system get bogged down, it gets harder and harder for the body to maintain balance ie, hot flashes a diet which promotes the elimination of toxins through proper digestion, which includes cleansing the liver will not only help with weight loss, but will help the body maintain balance. Remember, that the body is constantly attempting to find balance and to heal itself. All symptoms are a sign that something is trying to right itself. The symptoms become more and more intense as we get farther and farther off balance. Menopausal symptoms are no different.
Diet, Exercise & Weight Loss MayBalance Hormones Better Than Herbs & Supplements
There are many herbs and supplements which are marketing to help balance hormones for post-menopausal women. Some of these herbs and supplements are great, but for maximum benefit, a healthy diet, weight loss, and exercise has been shown in studies to be of greatest benefit. Intermittent fasting may help re-set metabolism and aid in detoxification, as well as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, plenty of water, and low, low, low in refined sugar and processed foods. Any movement which is enjoyable will be beneficial 30 minutes every day.
Node Smith, associate editor for NDNR, is a fifth year naturopathic medical student at NUNM, where he has been instrumental in maintaining a firm connection to the philosophy and heritage of naturopathic medicine amongst the next generation of docs. He helped found the first multi-generational experiential retreat, which brings elders, alumni, and students together for a weekend campout where naturopathic medicine and medical philosophy are experienced in nature. Three years ago he helped found the non-profit,Association for Naturopathic ReVitalization (ANR),for which he serves as the board chairman. ANR has a mission to inspire health practitioners to embody the naturopathic principles through experiential education. Node also has a firm belief that the next era of naturopathic medicine will see a resurgence of in-patient facilities which use fasting, earthing, hydrotherapy and homeopathy to bring people back from chronic diseases of modern living; he is involved in numerous conversations and projects to bring about this vision.
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Cortisol is a commonly known hormone produced in the adrenal gland that sits on top of the kidney. Cortisol follows a daily pattern in which it rises rather rapidly in the first 10-30 minute after waking, increasing energy, then gradually decreases throughout the day so that it is low at night for sleep.
The cycle restarts the following morning.
In addition to being a factor in establishing diurnal rhythm, the production of cortisol is increased when the “fight or flight” response is triggered. This response is triggered in stressful situations.
What does cortisol do?
Cortisol effects metabolism by increasing blood sugar from the body’s stores. It also influences the immune system by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
When individuals are under chronic stress, cortisol can become persistently elevated and lead to symptoms including:
Anxiety, depression, irritability.
Carbohydrate, fat and/or salt cravings.
High blood sugar and insulin resistance.
Weight gain, especially in the abdominal region.
High blood pressure.
Insomnia and sleep disturbances
Hormonal imbalances and infertility.
Irritable bowel syndrome
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and have a moderate degree of stress in your life- your cortisol levels may be a contributing factor.
Along with thorough intake, the naturopathic doctors at Annex Naturopathic Clinic use a specialized diagnostic test called an adrenal hormone profile to objectively assess cortisol production and metabolism.
Furthermore, NDs can help restore balance through lifestyle recommendations, herbal medicine and targeted nutritional supplementation.
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Chronic stress is detrimental to health. Our modern lifestyle is fast paced and dynamic. It can be hard for our bodies to keep up.
Stress is one of the root causes of many health concerns. The naturopathic doctors at Annex Naturopathic Clinic assess their patient’s stress and make connections to how it may be affecting other areas of their health.
Stress Response - Stage 1
Let’s begin by understanding the stress response.
First we must acknowledge that the human body and its physiology has not changed significantly from that of our ancestors 50 000 years ago. However, the environment that humans live today is drastically different from hunter-gatherers.
To ensure the survival of our species, upon encountering a threat- let’s say a bear- our “fight or flight” response creates a hormone cascade- including adrenaline- that would enable out body to fight the bear or run away as quickly as possible.
This initial response is called the “alarm” stage.
Stress Response - Stage 2
The second stage of the stress response is the “resistance” phase.
The body responds to the inflammatory environment created by the “alarm” stage . At this point, the brain signals to the adrenal glands to increase the production and release of cortisol. Cortisol, a hormone with anti-inflammatory properties (amongst many other actions), acts to quiet the immune response.
Once a certain amount of cortisol is reached in the blood stream, the brain stops singling the adrenal glands to respond, and cortisol production is normalized.
Stress Response - The Problem
The stress response outlined above is protective and beneficial if activated sporadically.
The problem that we encounter is modern society is that our stress response doesn’t know the difference between encountering a bear and being in a high stress work environment.
Deadlines at work, traffic, finances, relationships, overextending ourselves socially, and information overload via technology are repeated and chronic stressors that leave the stress hormone cascades turned on and levels of cortisol and adrenaline higher than appropriate.
Our bodies are only meant to see surges in these hormones in fleeting glances.
When we are exposed to repeated stressors, too close together our hormones become out of balance (notably, chronically elevated cortisol) and negative health outcomes ensue including altered circadian rhythm, elevated blood sugar, gastrointestinal concerns and altered immune response.
Naturopathic doctors are able assess stress and its effects through specialized testing and comprehensive intake and offer solutions that can make the body more resilient in the face of modern living.
Yours in Health
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Recipe by Dr. Mercola
Most people think of coleslaw as an all-American dish, but did you know that it actually has Dutch roots? Coleslaw comes from the Dutch word koolsla, meaning cabbage salad. The recipe was brought to the U.S. by Dutch immigrants who settled in New York during the late 17th and 18th centuries.
Coleslaw is still a favorite today because of its unique flavor and texture. However, since it's usually enjoyed raw, I recommend using only organically grown vegetables that are not sprayed with pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
This Fresh and Crunchy Coleslaw Recipe uses only wholesome ingredients that blend so well together, and is sure to please everyone - even picky eaters.
4 cups organic white cabbage, shredded
1 cup organic carrots, shredded
3 ribs of organic celery, shredded
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. Dr. Mercola's Himalayan salt
This Fresh and Crunchy Coleslaw Recipe Is Chock-Full of Nutrients
Apart from the organically grown vegetables that are naturally tasty, the flavor combinations of homemade mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder and celery seeds make this coleslaw extraordinary.
This recipe doesn't need cooking and can be prepared ahead of time. You can make either an individual serving or a big batch to share with your family or friends. You can also serve it at your next dinner party as a wonderfully refreshing appetizer.
Why Cabbage Is a Top Choice in Improving Health
Cabbage is a mainstay of coleslaw and other salads, and it's easy to see why. This vegetable contains fat-soluble vitamin K1 that plays a role in blood clotting and bone metabolism, and assists in limiting neuron damage to the brain, potentially preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Since most people today are deficient in vitamin K1, consuming more cabbage can be a good way to increase your body's supply.
Vitamins B1, B5, B6 and B9 are also found in cabbage. These B vitamins assist in delivering energy and potentially slowing down shrinkage in brain regions that may be significantly targeted by Alzheimer's disease. Cabbage is also home to manganese, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
Plus, cabbage was shown to assist in reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in the blood. High LDL levels can be dangerous, since it may build up in the arteries and trigger heart disease. Furthermore, the George Mateljan Foundation notes that cabbage can protect the body from oxidative stress and has the potential to prevent cancers. This benefit can likely be traced to:
Because cabbages contain different glucosinolate patterns, it would be wise to consume different cabbages, such as red, green and Savoy.
Celery Packs a Crunch and Some Health Benefits, Too
Adding celery to this recipe not only boosts its flavor profile, but also positively impacts your body. For starters, celery is a low-calorie option that's ideal for those who want to lose weight. It has only 16 calories per serving.
Celery is a rich source of flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Studies highlighted that these nutrients were helpful in lowering body inflammation and heart disease risk, boosting your immune system and preventing growth of abnormal cancer-causing cells. Celery is also abundant in vitamins and minerals such as:
Celery is fiber-rich, too, allowing the food to move more quickly through your digestive tract and help in lowering colon cancer risk. There are also antioxidants present in celery, namely natural phenolic dihydrostilbenoids such as lunularin, flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol and furanocoumarins such as bergapten and psoralen.
Moreover, a plant compound in celery called luteolin plays a role in enhancing brain health by easing brain inflammation, a known primary cause of neurodegeneration.
Don't discard the celery leaves and seeds - they're rich in nutrients, too. The leaves contain the most amounts of vitamin C, calcium and potassium, while seeds have volatile oils like terpenes that consist mostly of limonene and sesquiterpenes (beta-silenene and hunulene). A compound in the seeds called 3-n-butylphthalide could also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels by relaxing blood vessels, while coumarins help with blood thinning.
Carrots Remain a Top Choice for Optimal Well-Being
Because of its antioxidants, namely vitamin A, lycopene and beta-carotene, you can get various health benefits from carrots. These antioxidants have been linked to:
Other vitamins in carrots include B1, B6, B9, C and K. Plus, minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium won't just help in building strong bones and a healthy nervous system, but also promote:
Apple Cider Vinegar Provides Acidity and More
A little spritz of apple cider vinegar (ACV) will not only do this coleslaw good, but improve your health, too. Initially, ACV was shown to balance pH levels, increase amounts of good gut bacteria in the body and assist with weight control.
However, more studies showed that apple cider vinegar can reduce blood glucose levels. A study published in Diabetes Care involved three groups: adults with pre-diabetes, adults with type 2 diabetes and healthy adults. 
After taking an ounce of ACV, participants had lower blood glucose levels when they ate a high-carbohydrate meal (a white bagel with butter and a glass of orange juice), as compared to when they took a placebo. The pre-diabetes group also improved their blood glucose levels by almost half, while the type 2 diabetes group reduced their blood glucose levels by 25 percent.
Another study in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry involved feeding mice with a high-fat diet and acetic acid (ACV's active ingredient). The experimental mice ended up with 10 percent lower body weight compared to the control subjects. Researchers pointed out that the acetic acid can switch on trigger genes that depend on the enzymes' ability to break down fat, preventing weight gain and making you feel fuller.
ACV may also help detoxify the lymphatic system that assists with optimizing homeostatic function in the body. The antioxidants in the vinegar have the ability to decrease free radical-caused oxidative damage and improve the health of your blood and organs.
When consuming ACV, remember to do so in moderation because it can damage your teeth and lead to dental erosion. The best way to prevent this is by diluting ACV with water.
Annex Naturopathic Clinic is a clinic in downtown Toronto that offers integrative healthcare solutions. Toronto naturopathic practitioners Dr. Marnie Luck, ND and Dr. Tanya Lee, ND offer a variety of treatment plans using a range of modalities individualized to each patient which can complement conventional health care.
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