Thursday, May 22, 2008

Potential Class.....?

Saturday, June 14th 1pm-3pm, location currently TBA
This time we will talk about Iridology. Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye to see weaknesses in the body. The plan is to have everyone get a picture of their eye taken by me PRIOR to this class so that we can show them at the class and look at each one [anonymously of course]. If you don't want your eye to be shown to everyone else, I would still like to get a picture of it in order to discuss with you what we can see in your iris.

The cost is $2 per person.
This will also be a potluck so please bring something to share.

P.S. Tomorrow - I will post something that has NOTHING to do with classes or useless information. It is time to get back to regular posting. Let's do this =]

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Muscle Testing

Now, those of you that were not at my class may ask, what IS muscle testing? It is a way to get a good picture of how the body is doing internally. It is a method of isolating a muscle (typically the arm muscle, but you can use practically any muscle) and testing its strength/weakness when energy is presented to an organ. It is difficult to get a good idea of what it is without showing you. But let me try....

Basically, all organs have energy because every molecule in our body has energy. If an organ is not being properly nourished and is not getting its waste eliminated properly, it will be weak. The weakness of an organ causes improper function. Improper function gives you pains, symptoms, abnormalities, etc. So, what we do is the tester [that would be me] presents their energy to an organ [just by touching the area, also known as a meridian]. Simultaneously, the person being tested [that would be you] locks up their arm muscle while the tester applies a slight pressure. If the organ is strong and properly nourished, the testee [read that one out loud, :) ] will be able to hold their arm up against the pressure because the circuits in the body are all go and that organ is healthy! But if the organ is malnourished and not functioning optimally, the system will be temporarily short circuited and the person will have more of a difficulty holding their arm up against the pressure from the tester. Either that or they will not be able to hold it up at all [that is for a more serious weakness]. That is because the malnourished organ is not used to the "good" energy because it has been neglected. So the "good" energy will throw it off which causes the muscle weakness in the arm.

I hope that description helped you understand it, but if not feel free to question away. It also helps to see it done or have it done to you. So if you would like to set up a time let me know and we can set something up. I am here to help YOU and it just so happens that for this instance, helping you helps me get some homework done! =]
Feel free to contact me about doing some muscle testing. I am currently doing full evaluations for $10. We will look at each organ's strengths and weaknesses, as well as what supplementation could be beneficial and how much of it. [I also sell supplements but you do not have to buy them from me. It is only an option.]

I really do wish to help you find out why you are having certain things happen in your body and muscle testing is a good way to get a picture of your internal environment. Therefore, it is one of the first steps toward wellness.

Friday, May 9, 2008


CLASS IS TOMORROW [Saturday, May 10th]
2PM-4PM [don't worry, there will be breaks]
BRING SOME FOOD [potluck style, wooo!]
SEE YOU THEN! [bring new people! this is going to be an interactive one and needs people]

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Days 8 and 9

Yesterday was day 8. Not a bad day at all. It went well, especially in the pooping department. I took about 6 herbal pooper helpers throughout the course of the day. I wasn't going like every hour or anything, but I definitely had it coming out. And let's just say it was obvious that I was getting stuff that had been stuck for awhile. So that was nice. Cramping wasn't too bad thankfully. Other then that nothing really remarkable in the day. Although......

I did decide last night that I would start breaking the fast today. Sometimes, when I think about it, I feel like a loser for stopping. And I received some comments that make me feel like that even more from people. But I am trying to look at the good rather then the bad. My pupils used to constantly be huge [which is a sign of stressed adrenal glands] and over that period they became normal size and I intend to keep them that way. I was able to overcome and see that I had willpower greater then I imagined. I also gave my body a chance to clean house and that was obvious to me. So, you know what, to all those who think I am lame for not going 3 weeks, you try not eating for 8 days and let me know how you feel!

I started out good today and ate slowly and cautiously. Still pooped some nice black stuff that was diarrhea-ish as it has been this whole time. So I am still cleaning - which is good. I did tonight, though, give in and get some frozen yogurt. Possibly not the best choice, but it was one of those things I really wanted. How was it? Not as good as I remembered. I think my body is finally doing what I want it to, craving the RIGHT stuff. I cannot wait for tomorrow when I can eat my strawberries and kiwi and asparagus and celery and ezekiel bread [did massive shopping today]. So, I will be giving my body those things and keeping things like frozen yogurt and brownies - though they may be organic, natural and not so horrid - to a minimum. I really crave for my body to be healthy. And I intend to feed it as such from now on. I won't be going to any of those places I mentioned in an earlier post that I really craved [except Inn Season because that goes along with what I am trying to do here] because they will not be of use to my body. I have found that eating is no longer about taste. Taste is important, but that is not why I eat. I eat to nourish and support this vessel God gave me.

P.S. I ate a carrot today - and enjoyed it. WHOA!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Day 7

It has been a week since I last ingested food. The closest thing I have come to in this week is this piece of gum I am currently chomping on. Tastes nice.

My tongue is looking SO much better. After I drink the concoction it gets more white and fuzzy, but when I'm not drinking it, it is barely white and barely very fuzzy. This means it is working. That makes me happy.

As for the bowel movements, it has gotten better today. The only unfortunate thing was that I had to work for 6 hours, 3 of which I was by myself so I couldn't just leave our little Starbucks fort. There were a few times when I felt it and knew it was going to come out, but I had to stop it because I was helping a customer. Then when they left I went to the bathroom and nothing came out. That was really frustrating. So, today, I started taking my herbal lower bowel stimulators to get things going. I think that is why it has gotten better. It's funny though just sitting here and hearing things going on in my intestines. Sounds like a typical stomach growl. And I swear I can hear chunks of compacted poop being broken apart. It's goofy. Well, I'm hoping I will get some good stuff out tomorrow so that I can work my way towards normal food on Thursday-ish. I just want to be normal [no hope for that in the future]. =]

This morning though was very rough. I woke up having a quickly beating heart, finding it difficult to catch my breath and had wobbly extremities. It was hard to walk and my arms shook. I don't know what that was all about! [Maybe my iced tea from last night] I mean yes, I should have drank more of the concoction yesterday, maybe that was it. But after drinking that stuff, it went away and I have felt fine since then.

When I was at work I was telling myself "I give up, I'm eating tomorrow". But I don't think that will happen. I really want to get more toxins out before I go back to eating, as badly as I want to. The thing that is nice to know is that I CAN control myself. I have enough willpower to withstand this difficult thing. I like that.

Hope this stuff isn't in any way discouraging to anyone that has ever considered this or something like it. I definitely recommend doing this cleanse, it is good stuff. You just have to stick it out and make it work. It is very beneficial.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Days Four, Five and Six

4 words: I WANT TO EAT! This is currently how I feel at this point in the cleanse. I really am not hungry at all, sometimes more nauseous then anything else. I just want to taste food, to chew it and enjoy it. I think it is more so the fact that I can't have it as to why I want it so bad. I have decided that I will not be going the full 21 days. At first, I felt like a copout for that decision. But then, after seriously thinking about it, it is unrealistic to expect that much from myself on the first time doing something like this. At this point I do not know exactly how long I will go, that is to be determined based on....poop.

I finally started pooping at least a little yesterday. After work I did a salt water flush [one quart of lukewarm water and 2 tsps of sea salt] and drank it all. Talk about nasty! I felt so gross afterwards and definitely felt bloated and, again, nauseous. It got me going a little bit, not much more then a little liquid coming out my butt. Then last night I drank some smooth move tea which is nothing to brag about. This morning I did another salt water flush. By this point, if you know much about bowel movements, 6 days of lots of cayenne pepper then this massive influx of smooth move and salt water should mean a fantastically moving bowel. Or not! Well, today I got some movement, not as much as I think I should have. Had a bit of diarrhea and some dark brown and dark yellow liquids coming out right along with it. That happened probably 3 times and since then, nothing.

I was doing some light touching on my intestines to help move things along. When I got to the transverse colon [part of the large intestine that goes from below liver to below stomach horizontally, respectively] I felt a little hard part that hurt. Compacted poop! So I rubbed it along and moved it probably half an inch or so. Let's hope it gets broken up by the things I am ingesting.

I also broke down today and drank some cold tea. [aka, iced tea] Had no caffeine and was nice and good for me. I just needed a different taste. It was a very little bit and i probably won't do it again, but today I just had to!

I also have been having mood swings of sorts. What I mean is internal mood swings. It's not like I am happy one minute and a meanie the next, I am stable in that respect. But one second I think to myself "this is okay, I can handle this not eating thing. I can do this." The next second, or maybe a few seconds later, I think, "I can't do this! I need to break this and eat something! I can no longer do this!" It is crazy how it changes. And it is not based on hunger at all. It is based on taste and jealousy I think. [Everyone else gets to eat.....]

I did some researching today for some good recipes. Not just good tasting, but healthy recipes. I got things like Penne with Grilled Balsamic Vegetables, Whole Grain Morning Glory Muffins, All-Natural Taco Seasoning Mix, Spelt Bagels and the one I to share with you guys [I thought this was nifty]:

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Yield 16 Bars

  • 4 cups of quick cooking organic oats
  • 1/3 cup organic canola oil [make sure it is organic, if not use another oil]
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped organic nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spread oats into an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Allow oats to cool to room temperature. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add cooled oats. Spread mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish that has been sprayed or oiled, pressing down hard to compact it.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.

I'm excited to make those sometime. Plus my bajillion other recipes I found. I got all of them from Check that out for other awesome recipes.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day Three

Again, my mouth feels horrendously disgusting. I have brushed my mouth 3 times today which is more then I have ever done in my life in one day. Sad, I know. My mouth is just gross and in pain, oddly. Oh well.

I still have yet to have a real bowel movement. Must be real backed up in there. But tomorrow I will be doing the warm sea salt water drink to flush me out. Hopefully that will be successful. My kidneys are sure working though, peeing a lot.

I am pleased to report that I have yet to feel weak, or dizzy, or woozy, or anything! I was very afraid of my anemia getting the best of me during this time and kind of expected a sufficient amount of weakness or even possibly passing out. Thankfully, that has not happened and I don't think it will. I think my body is strong and can take it, because it will get stronger in this process. I am a bit tired, but that happens to me most days. I don't feel different then I normally do is all.

Tonight after the Stellar Kart concert we took the youth to Holiday Pizza to get some food and of course, I smell it all [because my sense of smell is currently supernatural]. It smelled and looked so good! I guess I am in more appreciation of food, but unfortunately at this time all I want to eat is unhealthy food. I could really go for some Ike's, Ruby Tuesday's, Red Robin, Fuddruckers, Arby's, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Pizza.....etc. I just want to gorge myself as soon as I can. But that is how I feel now; hope that goes away tomorrow!

Lastly, it is obvious that when you don't eat and are only bringing in about 800 calories a day, you will lose some fat reserves. I have not weighed myself in any fashion but I do feel a bit lighter. This is not my main goal in this venture of mine, but it is a nice bonus, right?!