HH Services: Panchakarma Detox Retreat with Dr. G

We are pleased to be hosting Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Scott Gerson this week for his Panchakarma Detox Retreat.  It is some powerful stuff!  We will continue to facilitate his care in the future for anyone interested in this type of alternative healing.  

Watch Dr. G discuss the origin of Ayurvedic Medicine in the video below πŸ‘‡

Read about a 10-day traditional Ayurvedic retreat from Yoga Journal here.

Happy Friday: Sarah B Completing 29-Day Provider Challenge

We are so happy for Sarah and were honored to assist with her journey to heal! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga in Pro Sports

Flexibility, strength, mindfulness and focus.  These are all qualities that athletes are looking to achieve in order to put their best game forward.  And with the growing science behind the effects of Yoga, its practice, along with growing mindfulness techniques and technologies, is becoming more widely adopted in professional sports. 

Read about how Yoga is becoming the new norm in sports here

Yoga helps you to be a professional at whatever your trade is in life.

Happy Friday: -- Visualization

The phenomenon of manifesting your own reality can be explained by The Law of Attraction

Visualization and Persistence are Key πŸ”‘

TBT: Buddhist Wisdom

Buddha was asked, "What have you gained through meditation?"  He replied, "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death."

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Wellness Wednesday: You Are What You Eat

What we eat, we become πŸ€”

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HH Services: Genetic Testing

After being tested, it was discovered that my body does not metabolize SSRI’s and that I needed to be on a NSRI. I am so thankful to my Doctor for recommending this test. Feeling better everyday, FINALLY.
— Account of Genomind Experience from Michelle D

βœ”οΈ  Through Genomind, The Healing House is able to use cheek swabs to determine the genetic compatibility of prescription medications.

βœ”οΈ  Genetic testing is suitable for individuals with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar depression, PTSD, autism, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and substance abuse.

βœ”οΈ  Genomind reduces overall medical costs by helping to eliminate some of the trial and error that comes with medication management.   

GenoMind can determine what genetic predispositions should be considered when prescribing medications for mental health.  Nobody should have to suffer through unnecessary medication trials, and this scientific process can make sure you have the information you need within 1 week's time of a simple mouth swab. 


Sources:

About. (n.d.). Retrieved May 15, 2017, from https://genomind.com/about/

[genomindscience]. (2015, Dec. 14). Genomind Segment on Discovery Channel's "Innovations" TV. December 2015. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo12PHHhb6I

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Motivation Monday: Motivation and Discipline

"Motivation gets you started, discipline keeps you going." - People Are Awesome


Sources:

[New York Post] (2016, Sep. 23). Watch a little girl make her dad feel like the worlds greatest hairstylist. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5cHDyqWzz8

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TBT: The 10% Myth

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βœ–οΈ  Through misinterpretation and media, many people have come to believe that we only use a portion of our brain. 

βœ–οΈ  100% of the brain is always active, even while you sleep, but at a different states of activity.

βœ–οΈ Research also reveals that when any section of the brain is removed, there are functional deficits.  

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The brain is always active and very powerful in terms of its connectivity and processing capability.


Sources: 

[eOnefilms]. (2011, Feb. 1). Limitless Movie Trailer [HD]. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUkAfjfWh5g

H, E. (2015). Neuroscience For Kids. Retrieved May 17, 2017, from https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html

L, B. (2004, March 04). Do we really use only 10 percent of our brains? Retrieved May 17, 2017, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-we-really-use-only-10/

[Seeker] (2013, Sep. 27). Do we Really Use Only 10% of Our Brain? [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDF2rjFd8hY

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Wellness Wednesday: Probiotics

Evidence from clinical research demonstrates that adding β€˜good’ bacteria to the diet promotes a healthy digestive and immune system.
— Dr. Allan Walker, Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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πŸ”…  Bacteria converts complex carbohydrates in our diet into fatty acids butyrate, acetate and propionate. Butyrate leaves the gut to cross the blood brain barrier where it influences and suppresses the levels of BDNF. 

πŸ”…  Reduced levels of BDNF are correlated with impaired cognitive function and depression. 

πŸ”… Consuming probiotics aids in producing a sustainable environment for healthy gut bacteria.

πŸ”… Foods with probiotics: kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, dark chocolate, miso soup, to name a few...!

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More and more research is indicating that gut health is related to inflammation in the brain which can cause or contribute to the symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses. Protect that microbiome for preventative mental health!


Sources:

[Infognostica]. (2016, Sep 10). Human Science (Part 1) - The Gut Brain Axis, Microbiome & the power of Probiotics. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E479yto8pyk

Wenk, Gary. "Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain". Psychology Today. N.p., 2015. Web. 16 May 2017.

HH Services: TMS Therapy is Proven

TMS Therapy is the most effective treatment on the market for depression.  With over double the effectiveness of any antidepressant on the market and virtually no side effects, it is a much more viable option than drug therapy, plus you can remain on the medications that work both during and after care as directed by your supervising psychiatric physician.  TMS Therapy is non-invasive and requires no anesthetics like ECT.  Nearly half of the patients that participated in the FDA-approved clinical studies achieved full remission from Major depressive disorder, and over 75% responded significantly!  The research and clinical delivery is now proven for this cutting-edge treatment option πŸ“š πŸ”’ β˜‘️ 

TMS Therapy is...

βœ”οΈ  FDA cleared for depression

βœ”οΈ  Non-drug treatment

βœ”οΈ  Non-invasive

βœ”οΈ  No side effects like with drugs

βœ”οΈ  Long lasting symptom relief

βœ”οΈ  Has delivered over 1 million treatments

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Sources:

[NeuroStar Advanced Therapy]. (2014, Nov. 30). NeuroStar TMS Therapy - What to Expect. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU7RU1w5nRE

Motivation Monday: The Psychology of Motivation

Be mindful of the Distraction Effect when there is a complex task at hand, and approaching challenges with mental contrasting if the most practical way to achieve.  

Another key motivation tactic is to focus on aligning fun/play with your goals since passion ultimately is what keeps us most engaged.  


Sources:

AsapSCIENCE. (2016, Jan. 7). The Science of Motivation. [Video File]. Retrived from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZT-FZqfxZA

Happy Friday: Happy Mother's Day

[G]ratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power”
— Harvard Medical School

πŸ’  Research shows that displaying gratitude improves the relationship for both the giver and the receiver. 

πŸ’  A study on gift giving revealed that when an individual feels grateful for something that someone did for them, they are more likely to build a relationship with that person.

πŸ’   A study discovered that verbally  expressing your gratitude, rather than just thinking it, builds "communal strength" in the relationship. 

πŸ’   When an individual is responsive to an expression of gratitude by giving a sincere 'Thank you', the person giving gratitude is more likely to rate and see their relationship as being of higher quality. 


Sources:

Hopper, E. (2015, April 1). How Gratitude Helps Us Build Better Relationships. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from https://healthypsych.com/how-gratitude-helps-us-build-better-relationships/

Publications, H. H. (2011, November). In Praise of Gratitude. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/in-praise-of-gratitude

TBT: The Former First Lady on Inferiority

Feelings of inferiority can be debilitating, but remember:

And an interesting take on inferiority as it relates to birth order in the link below

 http://study.com/academy/lesson/birth-order-and-the-inferiority-complex-according-to-adler.html

Wellness Wednesday: Another one from Macka B

The health benefits of broccoli presented with some catchy tunes and Macka B consciousness 🎀

HH Services: Nutrition & Psychiatry

Dr. Rebecca Carey began looking into nutritional factors when her son, Mark,  was diagnosed with ADHD in kindergarten:  

β‡° She found that milk, sugar, and artificial food additives made her son's symptoms worse. 

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β‡° Dr. Carey found that the research was there to support her observations.  Ohio State University, for example, found that the addition of fatty acid supplements, such as omega-3 supplements, significantly improved the symptoms of ADHD. 

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β‡°Dr. Carey worked with a specialist and effectively reduced Mark's medication regime while still offering him the support he needed. 

It shouldn't be a surprise that malnutrition negatively affects mental clarity and performance.  But for some reason, it is usually an afterthought and does not get recommended as a form of primary care.  The good thing is that the right foods and concentrated supplements can be used for healing as well.  Integrative psychiatrists implement a focus on nutrition along with meds for more comprehensive care.  Without the understanding of this interplay, medications are often only masking symptoms.  


Sources:

[CBS]. (2011, Mar. 30). Alleged food dye, ADHD link. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO_nhdKKK9M

Kimmett, C. (2017, May 02). Seeking an alternative to medication, parents tinker with diet to treat ADHD. Retrieved May 08, 2017, from https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/02/diet-nutrition-adhd/

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Motivation Monday

Taking care of yourself allows you to take care of other people and responsibilities.  

It all starts with self-love 😊❀️

Happy Friday: Happy Cinco de Mayo!! πŸŽ‰

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ΒΏHealth Benefits of Tequila? 

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🍹   Tequila is composed of simple sugars, which are more easily broken down by your body. 

🍹   Tequila can lower cholesterol by breaking down dietary fat and regulating the absorption of fat in the intestines. 

🍹   Many individuals find that they do not get a hangover when drinking 100% pure agave tequila in moderation. 

🍹  Tequila acts as a drug delivery system as it can serve as a protective barrier to drugs passing through the acid in your stomach.

  🍹 Tequila, in moderation, has been shown to alleviate mild tension and headaches.  

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Be Safe and Happy Cinco!


Sources:

Bender, A. (2013, May 05). Five Reasons Tequila Is Good For You. Retrieved May 04, 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbender/2013/05/03/five-ways-tequila-is-good-for-you/#25f622487fd6

[Elite Daily]. (2017, Mar. 7). Why Tequila Is Actually Good For You [Body & Mind]. [Video File]. Retrieved from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt-IowW_GwQ

Fern, A. (2017, April 12). Why Tequila Is Actually Good For You. Retrieved May 04, 2017, from http://elitedaily.com/life/15-reasons-tequila-actually-really-good/927020/

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TBT: New Brain Stimulator to Enhance Performance

They [Navy SEALS] want to build and maintain these amazing physical skills, but do so just as efficiently as possible.
— Bret Wingeier, Halo Co-founder

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🎧  A passive brain stimulator from the creators of Halo is being tested on its efficacy to increase physical performance ability. 

🎧   The silicon spikes on the band emit electrical impulses that stimulate the motor cortex. It is         intended to increase the "neuroplasticity" of the brain and make individuals more receptive to training. 

🎧  The device hopes to make training shorter and more efficient for Navy SEALS and those looking to enhance their physical performance. 

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Studies within the last decade have already indicated improvements in visual sensitivity and overall perception pre and post TMS Therapy.  

The idea is that stimulating certain parts of the brain helps the synapses of the neurons in that area better connect to exchange information.  The rate at which this information is exchanged can have slight, yet distinct effects on performance which is why we are seeing more diverse, task-specific application of electromagnetic stimulation to the brain. Naturally athletes and military personnel can benefit greatly if this technology is administered appropriately and with proper protocols.  Currently, the only FDA-approved protocol is for depression.  Hopefully we will see that change in the near future.  


Sources:

Dent, S. (2017, April 05). Brain zapping helps US Navy SEALs learn faster. Retrieved May 02, 2017, from https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/03/brain-zapping-helps-us-navy-seals-learn-faster/

[Halo Neuroscience]. ( 2017, Mar. 28). San Francisco Giants Integrate Halo Sport Neuropriming into Training. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnzP5zX8rEo

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