Look Before You Flush

Wireless Safety Tips

  • Children Should Avoid Cell Phones:  Barring a life-threatening emergency, children should not use a cell phone, or a wireless device of any type. Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults because of their thinner skull bones.
  • Pregnant Women Should Also Avoid Cell Phones:  Women who use mobile phones when pregnant may be more likely to give birth to children with behavioral problems.
  • Reduce Your Cell Phone Use:  Turn your cell phone off more often. Reserve it for emergencies or important matters.
  • Use A Land Line At Home And At Work:  Although more and more people are switching to using cell phones as their exclusive phone contact, it is a dangerous trend and you can choose to opt out of the madness.
  • Reduce or Eliminate Your Use of Other Wireless Devices:  You would be wise to cut down your use of these devices. Just as with cell phones, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you really need to use them every single time. If you must use a portable home phone, use the older kind that operates at 900 MHz. They are no safer during calls, but at least they do not broadcast constantly even when no call is being made.
  • Use Your Cell Phone Only Where Reception Is Good:  The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit, and the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.
  • Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body When It Is On:  The most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that area. So don’t keep it in your pocket, on your belt, or in your purse when on.  Ideally it should be kept at least 2 feet away from your body. Using your phone on speaker mode will keep it away from your body.
  • Remove exposure to other forms of EMR:  Move your clock and other electronic devices away from the head of your bed, eliminate electric blankets, keep your distance away from TV and other appliances, and never use a laptop computer on your lap!
  • Use Safer Headset Technology:  Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded — and most of them are not — the wire itself acts as an antenna attracting ambient information-carrying radio waves and transmitting radiation directly to your brain. Make sure that the wire used to transmit the signal to your ear is shielded.
    • Blue Air Tube Headset: The best kind of headset to use is a combination shielded wire and air-tube headset. These operate like a stethoscope, transmitting the information to your head as an actual sound wave; although there are wires that still must be shielded, there is no wire that goes all the way up to your head.


Protect yourself and your family! For more information on the research and safety strategies visit www.mercola.com.


Cell Phones, a real cause for concern

“We are on the threshold of the greatest epidemic ever seen”  George Carlo  July 2006

For some time now I have been concerned about the health and safety issue of cell phones. Cell phones produce a form of harmful energy called electromagnetic radiation, or EMR. You may also be familiar with other names for this such as EMF (electromagnetic frequencies), electromagnetic radiation, microwaves, or radio frequency radiation.

The evidence is overwhelming. As convenient and harmless as the technology appears the danger is very real. And unfortunately the problem isn’t limited to cell phones. Other devices, too, generate EMR such as electrical wiring, appliances, high tension wires, cell phones, cordless phones, computers, microwaves, hair dryers, electric blankets, digital clocks, TV, WiFi, satellite radio, GPS and the list goes on.  We are literally awash in an invisible sea of radio frequencies and EMF which create an invisible electro-smog that is affecting people worldwide.  The biological dangers come specifically from two sources: the carrier microwave, and the information carrying wave that actually carries your voice or data on the carrier microwave.

Have you ever wondered if all the cell towers around you are affecting your health? Visit the website www.antennasearch.com to see how many cell towers and antenna towers are near your home or workplace.

The Body Electric:
Our body communicates electrically – we are a very sensitive, highly complex electromagnetic instrument.  We call this our “biofield” and it is a unique as our fingerprint.  Our cells are loaded with receptor sites that respond to electrical signals.  EMF interferes with our own body’s communication system because it resonates in biological frequencies that stimulate our own vibrational cellular receptors on the cell, causing a whole cascade of pathological consequences.  Our cells perceive this as a threat and will shut down many vital processes trying to protect itself which then decreases cellular communication.  Heavy metals and other toxins start to accumulate in the cells and we have an increase in free radical activity on the cellular level.  This can wreak havoc in your body. EMR is yet another toxin added to our increasing body burden.

Look at these facts about cell phones:
“The voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand held mobile phones is the largest human biological experiment ever.” Swedish study

  • There are now a number of studies linking cell phone radiation to brain tumors and other health risks.  Studies from Sweden, Israel, Finland and around the world are confirming the dangers.  “Cell phone use and brain tumor risk is no longer a myth” and has according to Dr Khurana, a Mayo Clinic Neurosurgeon, “far broader public health implications than asbestos and smoking.”
  • Talking on a cell phone 500 minutes a month increases the risk of brain cancer by 300%
  • Teenagers talk on a cell phone an average of 2600 minutes a month
  • 81% of children between the ages of 15-20 sleep with their cell phones on
  • A child’s developing brain absorbs more EMR (marketing is geared towards children)
  • It’s been said that this generation of children, for the first time won’t outlive their parents
  • The National Brain Tumor Registry is now predicting that there will be 400,000 to 500,000 cases of brain tumors in the US by the year 2010 (a tenfold increase)
  • The US Department of Energy found that using a cell phone severely impairs memory and reaction times while driving
  • Cell phones have been shown to cause DNA damage
  • Testicular cancer has increased 50% since cell phones were introduced in 1984 and sperm count is down 35%
  • Acoustic neuromas are also on the rise

There are solutions:
Because of the severe health issues being reported in the literature I am committed to taking a proactive position on this issue.  See the Wireless Safety Tips for low-tech and high tech strategies for protecting you and your family from the harmful effects of this invisible and perhaps deadly toxin.

We are now carrying cutting-edge, scientifically validated products from Gia Wellness to help mitigate the harmful effects of this radiation.

I invite you to contact me for further information about this serious health concern. I am happy to answer your questions and demonstrate measures you can take to help protect you and your family.


11 for 2011


I just love the New Year! I love the tradition of reviewing the past year and envisioning what I want to create in my life for the New Year, don’t you?  Looking at what is important in our lives, what do we want more of and what do we want less of by releasing what no longer serves our well-being. This requires a change in our thinking and change in our behavior.  Now is a good time to reassess and recommit to your vision.

Are you happy with your level of health? Are you wanting more energy, better sleep, less stress, weight loss, less gas and bloating, fewer headaches, pain relief, better moods, glowing skin and sparkling eyes, clear thinking, peace of mind, hoping to reduce or eliminate prescription and OTC medications, looking to find time to exercise, wanting to release an unhealthy habit or two?

‘If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?”


Well, to have a different outcome means making changes!  Whatever your goal, what you eat will either help you succeed or hinder your good intentions.  The good news is that small steps can make a big difference! Here are some tips to help you on your journey:

1. Drink water. Make pure water your beverage of choice. Try to drink ½ your body weight in ounces per day. Start your day by drinking 8 ounces upon awaking.

2. Chew, chew, chew.

3. Eat a high-energy breakfast every day to replenish your blood sugar and set the foundation of balance for the rest of the day.


4. Enjoy an abundance of plant foods in a rainbow of colors.  Deeply colored fruits and veggies are potent disease fighters.


5. Use only high quality fats and oils.  Avoid hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.


6. Commit to purchasing organic foods to avoid the hormones, antibiotics, and toxic chemicals present in commercial foods.


7. Greatly reduce the use of plastics in the kitchen. Use glass storage containers.


8. Sleep is NOT over-rated. Healing requires resting the mind and the body.


9. Move your body.  Exercise is necessary to prevent stagnation and degeneration.


10. Reduce your body burden – detoxify! We live in a toxic world.  Do a detox/cleanse program 2-3 times per year.  Consider using the infrared sauna or doing therapeutic ionic footbaths on a regular basis.


11. Include positive thoughts, smiles, laughter, and fun in each day.

Feel Good Therapies

Ø Rest, Rest, Rest…and rest some more – down time is critical for repair and restoration.

Ø Ginger Baking Soda Bath – add 1/3 cup each of baking soda and ginger powder to a hot bath.  By creating an “inner fever” you’ll assist in burning up bacteria and virus and wake up the immune defense system.

Ø Neti Pot Nasal Wash – a warm salt-water rinse for the nasal and sinus cavities.

Ø Sinus Steam – Add a drop of Refresh peppermint oil, tea tree oil, or eucalyptus essential oils to a bowl of hot water, lean over the bowl, cover the head with a towel and breathe deeply.

Ø Infrared Sauna – eases body aches and pains and by raising body temperature you’ll increase immune activity.

Ø Ionic Detox Footbaths – a relaxing way to open up the flow of the lymphatic system and gently detoxify.

Think positively.  Affirm “my body is cleansing itself of wastes and poisons”

Your Kitchen Pharmacy

Ø Eat lightly but with good nutrition. Light meals of miso soup with garlic, ginger, and leafy greens such as kale or collards. Include fresh and steamed veggies, cultured veggies, and grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, and fresh fruits.  Add spice especially garlic, ginger, thyme, and cayenne.

Ø Chicken Soup made with bone broth. Grandma was right!  Research has confirmed chicken broth as a treatment for colds and flu.  The gelatin rich broth heals the nervous system, improves digestion, and supports mucous membranes.

Ø PaleoMeal smoothies are easy to digest, yummy, and support the immune system with whey protein from “happy cows”. Blend with water, mineral rich coconut water, or coconut milk.  Add a serving of PaleoGreens, Vitality Greens, or NanoGreens (for the added alkalizing nutrients, antioxidants, and superfoods), a handful of berries, ½ an apple, and ground flax seeds or PaleoFiber.

Ø Probiotics and cultured foods provide the beneficial bacteria that help support our immune system and fight off infections.  Include cultured veggies (raw sauerkraut), probiotic beverages such as kvass, kombucha, CocoBiotic, InnergyBiotic. Dr O’s or Flora Synergy capsules provide therapeutic doses of beneficial bacteria to keep the inner ecosystem healthy.

Ø Cod Liver Oil is rich in vitamin A and D to support immunity.  1-3 tsp/day.

Ø Water – drink plenty and avoid caffeine.  Enjoy hot herbal teas such as lemon, ginger, licorice, peppermint, elderberry, and fenugreek.

Your Natural Pharmacy Medicine Chest

Homeopathic remedies, botanicals, and nutritional supplements can help provide relief and strengthen the system during the cold and flu season. Be prepared by stocking your natural pharmacy with professional quality products before you need them. Some can be used for prevention and are especially helpful for those working with children, or when around people who are sick, or if you tend to need more immune support.

Cold and Flu Considerations (adult doses – children use ½)

  • Flu Tone homeopathic support for the onset of cold and flu symptoms.  Powerful and more complex than the common homeopathic flu remedy Oscillococcinum.
  • Drainage-Tone offers homeopathic drainage for healing the lymph, spleen, and thymus, with immune support. This potent blend helps clear congestion.
  • Sinus-Tone provides relief for inflammation and congestion of the sinuses.
  • Core Myrrh a spagyrically processed botanical blend traditionally used for lung congestion, breaking up mucous and pathogenic burden.
  • Core Sambucus a spagyric botanical used for support with influenza, sinus issues, mucous, and lymphatic drainage.
    • Prevention: 30 drops 1x/day
    • Acute: 20 drops/hour for first 24-72 hours
    • 30 drops 3-4x/day while symptoms persist
  • Viru-Chord homeopathic support for viral infections.
  • Bacteria-Chord homeopathic support for bacterial infections.
    • Prevention: 5 drops 1x/day
    • Acute: 20 drops/hour for first 24-72 hours
    • 30 drops 3-4x/day while symptoms persist
  • Immunitone Plus the perfect immune support formula with powerful ingredients that have antiviral and antibacterial abilities.  Can be used for chronic conditions.
    • Acute: 3 capsules 3-4x/day
  • Silvercillin broad spectrum antimicrobial support for the immune system, can be safely used both internally and externally with no known side effects.
    • Prevention: 1-2 tsps/day orally
    • Acute: 2 tsps/3-4x/day
  • Ginger-Tussin Syrup a pleasant tasting, throat soothing, herbal elixir offering immune support and cough relief. This formula is especially beneficial as it helps to warm the body and activate the immune system.
    • Prevention: Add 1/2 teaspoon to hot water
    • Acute: 1 teaspoon to hot water 3x/day
  • ImmunoBerry provides botanical support for a healthy immune system in a delicious raspberry flavored liquid especially good for children, offers immune defense for colds and flu.
    • Acute: 35 drops 1-3x/day
  • Throat Spray Tone eases ticklish throats, sore throats, and coughs.  This is an excellent remedy for cold, flu, and allergy season. Whenever there is inflammation of the throat, Throat Spray Tone offers instant, soothing relief.  For added respiratory protection use when around people who are sick.

Additional Considerations

  • C Bio Fizz a delicious powdered buffered vitamin C formula with antioxidant and immune protective bioflavonoids.  Stir into water or tea for a tasty immune enhancing beverage.
  • Probiotics Dr O’s or Flora Synergy helps build a healthy immune system and gastrointestinal tract.

Not feeling well?  Unsure what remedies you should be using? Come in for a quick remedy check to see what products will offer you the best support for moving the infection out.

Prevention – Don’t Let the Cold or Flu Catch You

The moment a cold or flu virus enters the body, the immune system goes into action to eliminate it. When the immune system is weakened our body is more prone to infections. Maintaining a powerful immune system is essential to addressing bacteria and virus infections. The best way to stave of illness is to support your immune system with better diet and lifestyle choices.

  • Avoid immune weakening substances by reducing sugar as it suppresses immune function for up to 4 hours!
  • Eliminate the highly refined and packaged junk foods that contain many hidden sugars and bad fats.
  • Reduce caffeine, soda, and alcohol.  Best to cut them out totally!
  • Nourish yourself with whole foods and stay hydrated with pure water.
  • Include foods rich in vitamin D: oily fish such as sardines, cod liver oil, and animal fats. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D contribute to higher rates of the flu.
  • Wash your hands! Most infections occur via hand-to-mouth, hand-to-nose, and hand-to-eye transmission.  Wash frequently with plain old soap and water for at least as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday.  Do NOT use anti-bacterial soaps with triclosan, which is not only toxic to you and our environment, it also creates antibiotic-resistant germs.
  • Soaking your toothbrush in 3% hydrogen peroxide is a good inexpensive and safe way to kill germs on a toothbrush.
  • Avoid the flu vaccine. Not only is the effectiveness exaggerated, the vaccines also have toxins such as thimerosal (a preservative with mercury), formaldehyde, and polysorbate 80 both of which are potential carcinogens.

Tips for Your Holiday Season

  • Most of our holiday events center around food. Be sure to eat something prior to the gathering and focus more on enjoying the company of others rather than the buffet table.
  • Set an intention and have a plan. Include plenty of veggies and some good quality protein instead of filling up on bread, chips, crackers, and sweets.  Perhaps a bite of dessert will be more satisfying than a plateful of sugar that not only zaps energy but also suppresses immune function.
  • Rather than indulging on alcohol why not enjoy a “healthy cocktail”?  Pour into a wine glass sparkling mineral water such as San Pellegrino; add a splash of cranberry concentrate, and a twist of lime. Better yet add an ounce or two of Body Ecology’s CocoBiotic or InnergyBiotic (available in the office), which are naturally fermented, refreshing probiotic beverages that support digestion, the immune system, and reduce cravings for sugar!
  • Aim to be 80% perfect and 20% human. If you’ve over indulged have a small glass of water with 2 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar to help balance blood sugar and pH. Toast the day and “begin again”.
  • Don’t skip exercise! As it improves circulation and keeps the lymphatic system flowing. Important components of immune health.
  • Sleep and rest are crucial to keeping your energy, mood, and spirits high and immune system strong.
  • Take time out to relax with yoga, meditation, and quiet time.
  • Count your blessings! An attitude of gratitude makes one happier and healthier too.