"Coach Deidre & Coach Mike"
There is a lot of talk these days about health and wellness. The more I read the more I get confused of what wellness really is. Is wellness fitness? Is wellness nutrition? Is wellness detoxification?
As a functional wellness practitioner I came up with the answer to the question, what is wellness? Each individual has their belief what wellness is for them. However, if they were to peel back the wellness onion they would find the following.
Wellness is PENSF; physical, emotional, nutritional, spiritual, financial health. When you consider the human body there are four things that we most have to function effectively and optimally. They are: oxygen, water, fuel (food) and exercise. When you consider the body’s needs, PENSF is the necessary need for sustainable wellness. The emotional, spiritual (belief system) and financial components of PENSF play a large role in an individuals overall wellness.
Emotional- Positive thoughts of why
Nutritional-Water, food, oxygen
Spiritual- Belief system
When considering wellness, consider PENSF as the model to follow. PENSF is you, PENSF is wellness.
The 10 Chain Restaurants to Avoid
So who are the worst offenders on the list? Here are the top 10 chain restaurants to avoid when you’re going out to eat.
1. Applebees. This chain restaurant specializes in overfeeding people, as quite a bit of their appetizers come in at nearly 1,000 calories. Their sweet potato fries, a food that should be relatively healthy, tops in at 1,160 calories before a main is ordered. Stay away!
2. The Cheesecake Factory. The Cheesecake Factory’s massive menu is overwhelming. The amount of cheesecakes alone is in the dozens. This chain restaurant makes an effort to appeal to health-conscious eaters with its Skinnylicious menu, where all the dishes are under 590 calories.
As long-time followers know, however, calories are only part of the story. Even this lightened-up menu is still full of refined carbs, pork and shrimp, some of the worst foods for you. And would you really go to a place named after cheesecake and not try a piece?
3. Chili’s. Another sneaky menu! A smoked chicken burrito with a quinoa blend sounds like it might be an okay option — but it’s 866 calories. A chipotle chicken bowl, another seemingly good-for-you option, comes in at 870 calories. And if you opt for the classic turkey sandwich, you’ll be enjoying 930 calories before the fries arrive.
4. Cracker Barrel. With the offerings on the menu, “homestyle” at Cracker Barrel is closer to “heart attack.” Unfortunately, it’s impossible to double-check, as Cracker Barrel’s website doesn’t offer nutrition or allergen information. A chain restaurant that’s unwilling to spill the beans on what it’s serving? Pass.
5. Denny’s. The late-night favorite is packed with processed ingredients, as evidenced by appetizers like “Red Velvet Pancake Puppies” served with cream cheese icing and bacon cheddar tots. The Slam Burger, one of the chain restaurant’s signature burgers, is topped with hash browns, eggs and bacon — to the tune of 1,010 calories. Do you really want fries with that?
6. iHop. This chain restaurant uses cute pancake faces made of whipped cream to get kids excited by its offerings. Parents won’t be as happy. With sodium levels that reach 50 percent of an adult’s daily recommended value, packed with sugar and very little fiber, you’ll want to keep the kiddos out of here.
7. TGI Friday’s. When a chicken salad comes in at over 1,000 calories, you have to wonder if there’s a better option. The burgers are a calorie bomb; even the turkey option comes in at 960 calories. Alcoholic cocktails are also a selling point in the menu, taking the first spot in the menu, but sadly, there’s no nutrition information if you want a beverage. Plus, the only seafood on here is shrimp. No thanks.
8. Olive Garden. Bowls of white pasta, unlimited breadsticks and no way of getting calorie counts before visiting? Stick to making your own Italian feast instead.
9. P.F. Chang’s. Kudos to P.F. Chang’s for having a gluten-free menu. Two thumbs down for the insane amount of calories, fat and sodium even in these “better for you” dishes. I’m not quite sure how a gluten-free vegetarian coconut curry dish managed to reach 1,270 calories, 90 grams of fat and more sodium than you’d need in a day, but you can find it at this chain restaurant.
10. Waffle House. The main offering here is waffles. Gluten-filled, syrupy waffles topped with processed meats like bacon, sausages and more. Simply avoid.
Dangers of Synthetic Scents Include Cancer, Asthma, Kidney Damage and More
The dangers of synthetic scents aren’t always evident, but we have the science to prove that everyone, regardless of age or health, needs to make avoiding fake fragrances a major priority.
A National Academy of Sciences points out some vital facts: About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude oil). They include benzene derivatives (carcinogenic), aldehydes, toluene and many other known toxic chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions. (1) Unfortunately, 30 years later, toxic ingredients continue turn up in products we use and breathe in on a daily basis. Some of the worst toxic ingredients used in lotions, shampoos, laundry detergents, cleaning products and so much more include synthetic scents, often listed as on labels as the elusive “fragrance.” And many on the list are known or suspected endocrine disruptors, compounds that tinker with hormonal health that can trigger weight gain and even set you up for diseases decades down the line.
Avoiding the dangers of synthetic scents is crucial. It’s something I need you to share with your family and friends. When a company puts “fragrance” on the label, don’t be tricked. This is a catch-all term actually can stand for thousands of different ingredients (literally, at least 3,000). And when you use a product containing “fragrance” or “parfum,” all of those mysterious ingredients are absorbed right into your bloodstream. These ingredients are predominantly made from chemicals and are just outright toxic for your health in so many ways.
While our allure with natural fragrances is baked into our DNA as a way to find food and mates, synthetic fragrances are completely unnecessary and are making us super sick in our modern-day world. Sure, drawing fragrances from nature has a long history in religious ceremonies, burials and a way to increase libido. But in this article, we’re focusing on the man-made fragrances that started emerging in the late 1800s. The dangers of these synthetic scents not only include short-term symptoms like allergies and respiratory distress, but also headaches, dizziness, nausea and brain fog. We’ll get into other, less obvious side (but super serious) side effects in a bit. (2) This serves as evidence that regardless of your age or health status, it is imperative that you avoid fragrance chemicals.
What Are Synthetic Scents?
Synthetic scents or “fragrance” represent an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals and environmental toxicants. These artificial scents can can be found in all kinds of body care and cosmetic products, as well as air fresheners, cleaning materials and laundry detergents. According to the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics, hair products are especially problematic. More than 95 percent of shampoos, conditioners and styling products contain fragrance as an ingredient. (3) I’m sure you’ll agree that we all want our hair to smell good, but we could do without the use of toxic ingredients.
Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label. (4)
In general, there at least 3,000 ingredients that could possibly be used to form a product’s scent. That’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group. (5) I encourage to take a look at the following list, derived from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, to see just how many fragrance chemicals we’re possibly exposed to every day.
The Real Truth About Cancer
I’ll keep this post brief and to the point. After attending ‘The Truth About Cancer’ in Grapevine, TX the symposium solidified my belief in western medicine (sick care) and our corrupted government.
Cancer is NOT a disease it’s a symptom. Each person, ‘human being’, have cancer cells whether dormant or active. These cancer cells where created by the toxins in and around us. Yes, the food we eat, the words we speak, the thoughts we think, the company we keep and the toxins we choose to use in and around us.
When pharmaceutical companies and our government put profit before life, that causes a huge problem in America. Our government supports the pharmaceutical machine that lies and kills Americans. The number one cause of death in America is medical error i.e., pharmaceutical drugs and doctor error. Why? Because there is no accountability for pharmaceutical companies to change their prescribed process by our government. It’s profit over people, period!
What can we do?
We can eat nutritionally – organic whole foods plant based.
We can exercise; cardiovascular, weight training, yoga.
We can change the way we think – think positively healthy.
We can remove toxic people, foods and product from our lives.
We can be proactive in our self-care.
We can learn to set good boundaries with food, people, work to reduce stress.
We can choose not to support the pharmaceutical companies.
We can vote with our dollars.
We can tell the government to support the people not big business.
We can live in and with integrity.
We can question the doctors and their prescribed medicine.
Change is neither good or bad it’s how you react to change that makes the difference.
– Michael Potter
It’s the saddest day when you get blindsided by the fact that we really have no control over when we die.
I see people coming in the office struggling with just basic cellular survival tasks like drinking filtered water instead of soda, when others are fighting for survival from cancer doing almost everything correct physically, emotionally, energetically, nutritionally, spiritually, sexually and financially…oh come on…who are you kidding, D, you know it’s not plausible to get it all balanced / reconciliation fast enough and synchronized before cellular exhaustion sets in (death)…or is it?
Most know that I tend to be pretty all or nothing, some call me “extreme, radical”, some are scared I will judge them because I care about everything that goes in, on and around my body and they don’t want to care that much or spend the energy at attempts to control their cancer / disease risk.
Now I really can feel why people use the excuse, “such and such person smoked, drank alcohol, toxic gmo’d daily, imbibed pure sugar, ate tons of hormone treated dairy products, worked in a chemical plant without a mask, blah blah blah…and they are still alive or lived to 95…ugh!!!
Cancer sucks, chemicals in our world suck more, wanting to believe giving a checklist to prevent cancer and immunological devastation will help, if applied in human life, I suppose is my way to share hope, call it control, relax, nothing is under control. It’s all an illusion. I’ll clinch my checklist and continue to learn, practice and teach. I have to stay in the solution because what I focus on will grow. It’s my way of fighting on.
I don’t have the answers to why some die and others don’t. All I have is a broken heart and asking God to bring sense to senseless situations.
God, please make house calls to the homes of the dying tonight. Please bring peaceful transition to the other space of rest.
Please heal our hearts and help us to keep believing in the efforts toward thriving on this broken planet.
If I am an abnormal cell on a normally broken planet, help me laugh through the vibration of the pain.
I will never give up fighting for human life, till I take my last breath, you will see me staying in my locus of control:
clean food, water, supplements, enlightened thinking (reprogramming the subconscious mind), breath, daily detox and optimal nutrition & lifestyle habits.
Being Guided in the midst of questioning everything,
To be completely blunt and honest, it truly sucks!
You know in your mind they have almost no chance at stage 4 pancreatic cancer with a tumor blocking their entire bile duct, however, when there is breath there is hope. We lost Joe yesterday and we both cried. He was diagnosed in April, came to us July 1 and passed to the other dimension July 20. 20 days of praying, hoping and working on this man to see if it was possible. Anything is possible, however sometimes it’s just not up to us and not ours to hold on to.
We know we did our best, just not enough time. Not enough of a lot of things, but tons and tons of love and hope motivating us to prevent devastating disease in others.
Be Guided Joe, you were loved and we will catch up with you on the other side…
Why is Oxygen Not a Prescribed Method to Kill Cancer? Money!
In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for work proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen
in your cells.In fact, he stated in his book, “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer” that…“the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60 percent of its oxygen requirements” and, there is documentation and proof – showing that oxygen therapy works – going all the way back to the late 1800’s.
Why is oxygen not a prescribed method to kill cancer? Because the pharmaceutical companies and politicians do not make money prescribing O2 (oxygen).
The truth is that the medical pharmaceutical companies do not make money by prescribing cures, it makes money by administering treatments; that is, selling medicines that harm people.
Truth is, up until now, getting proper oxygen therapy was almost impossible. Until now! MPL Group’s Getwellness Center offers Ozone Therapy.
Ozone Sauna Therapy
Ozone (activated oxygen – O3) Sauna Therapy is a method in which ozone is introduced into the body via the skin while sitting in a humid therapeutic cabinet or pod. While the client is comfortably resting in the pod, O3 is absorbed into the dermis which improves the cellular makeup of the individual allowing detoxification and elimination of toxins to take place. As the pores of the skin open, as a result of being surrounded by the warm steam, ozone enters the body transdermally (i.e. via the skin). The ozone then penetrates the blood, lymph and fat. By allowing ozone in and toxins out through the sweating process that is induced by the thermal heat, the benefits of Ozone-Sauna Therapy take place. Transdermal ozone therapy is one of the most powerful methods of detoxifying and oxygenating the body.
Advantages of linking Ozone with Sauna Therapy
Ozone Sauna therapy increases the elimination, detoxification and cleansing of the dermis by stimulating the sweat glands while increasing blood flow/circulation and toning healthy skin. Hyperthermia itself is a very effective technique, many thousands of years old. It results in a “false fever” reaction, which simulates the body’s own defense mechanism. With the addition of ozone, the treatment becomes doubly powerful. As the toxins are oxidized, and eliminated from the body, the fat containing them is no longer needed, and also leaves. This is backed up by the consistent accounts of weight loss associated with ozone sauna therapy. As well, the tendency is for the skin to become smooth, soft and free of blemishes. Symptoms of a whole host of diseases disappear as the toxins leave the system. When ozone is introduced to sauna therapy the health benefits increase astronomically. The humid heat created by the sauna opens the dermis pores allowing the ozone to impede the blood brain barrier, which travels to the lymph and fatty tissues. Cleaning the lymph tissue of toxins is paramount to expedite health; Ozone Sauna Therapy is the safest and most economical process to accomplish this.
Benefits of Ozone Sauna Therapy
*Increases oxygenation of tissue and cells
*immune System Stimulation
White blood cell
Red blood cell to penetrate tissue
2,3-DPG: blood to release oxygen
Necrosis of tumors up to 500 times
*Produces an anti- cancer substance called Interleukin II- Gamma interferon
Conditions that may benefit from Ozone Sauna Therapy include:
Colitis and Crohn’s
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fungi, Molds, Bacteria and Yeast
Corrects Memory Loss
Typical treatments are between 20-40 minutes in duration. People with heart conditions or stroke should limit the duration to between 5-15 minutes for the first few sessions, increasing to 10, 15, 20, 25 and then 30 minutes, as the body adjusts to the thermal stress.
Lately many clients have commented that they are feeling fatigued. When I ask them to expand on their overall all feeling they state that they are tired or have a lack of energy. Other terms used to describe fatigue are exhaustion or being lethargic. For clarity, fatigue and sleepiness are not the same thing; sleepiness is a symptom of fatigue.
Many physicians consider fatigue as a medical condition. As a functional health clinician I believe fatigue is based on nutrient deficiency. All to often, due to the stresses in life and the ‘need it now’ mentality, we tend to jeopardize our health in lieu of our jobs. What good are you to your family, to yourself or to your employer if you are not functioning at your best?
List of Explanations for Fatigue
There are a number of possible causes for fatigue, which can be divided into three general categories; lifestyle, medical and mental issues. Listed below, under each category, you’ll see a number of points that may lead to fatigue. However, I am convinced that poor nutrition is the real culprit…
physical activity and physical exertion
lack of activity
lack of sleep
being overweight or obese
periods of emotional stress
certain medications, such as antidepressants or those that have a sedative effect
using alcohol on a regular basis
using street drugs, such as cocaine, on a regular basis
not eating a proper and nutritious diet
Addison’s disease (a disorder affecting your hormone levels)
hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
insomnia and other sleeping disorders
eating disorders, such as anorexia
congestive heart failure
kidney or liver disease
chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD, which makes it difficult to breathe) emphysema
restless legs syndrome
Anxiety or depression may be cause for fatigue- this may be a symptom of the condition.
Should any of the following accompany your fatigue it is wise to seek medical help immediately.
a severe headache
pain in the chest area
a feeling of faintness
rapid heart beat
irregular heart beat
feeling short of breath
severe pain in the abdominal, back, or pelvic region
As functional health clinicians we recommend a SpectraCell blood draw to check Micrnutrients, CardioMetabolic risk, Pre-Diabetes risk and male – female hormone levels. Nutrition is key to a healthy body. When we are consuming a whole food plant based nutrition regime coupled with clean filtered water and clean supplementation, fatigue is often overcome with energy and positive thinking. Most of the points listed above can be overcome with proper nutrition. Remember nutrition first followed by physical activity and positive thinking. Slow down, think healthy, eat healthy…be healthy. Nutrition first!
Health is our greatest wealth.
Is Our Government Jeopardizing Our Immune System?
The trail of clouds that billow from an airplane streaking across the sky can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike. Jet engine traffic has become so common that it’s not unusual to see several lingering streaks in the afternoon. And though many consider the streaks beautiful against a bright blue sky, others are alarmed about them. Concerns range from the idea that these streaks could exacerbate to more global warming the theories that the government has secretly been dumping harmful substances on the land.
Before we get into the various theories about the possible harmful effects, let’s discuss the scientific explanation for these streaks. Jet engines spew out very hot air. And, because water vapor is one of the byproducts of the exhaust, the air is also very humid. However, high in the atmosphere where these jets fly, the air is typically very cold — often lower than -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the atmosphere up there is often of low vapor pressure, or the force exerted by a gas on the surrounding environment.
Or is it!?
In what may be the first governmental acknowledgment of its kind, a public official from Cleveland, Ohio has referenced “chem-trails” in a bill put before congress. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D) has submitted bill no. HR 2977 IH , which proposes a ban on the weaponization of space. One of the weapons systems listed in the bill is “chem-trails”. The use of this term is significant because until now, all reported governmental inquiries into this issue have been dismissed or denied. Agencies such as the Air Force have routinely called reports of chem-trails “a hoax”. CONGRESSMAN ACKNOWLEDGES CHEMTRAILS
1949 U.S. Army begins 20 years of simulated germ warfare attacks against American cities, conducting at least 239 open air tests.
1950 Sept. 20-26. One of the biggest experiments involved the use of Serratia marcescens and bacillus globigi being sprayed over 117 square miles of the San Francisco area, causing pneumonia-like infections in many of the residents. The family of one elderly man who died in the test sued the government, but lost. To this day, syraceus is a leading cause of death among the elderly in the San Francisco area.
1955 Another case was the joint Army-CIA Biological Warfare test in 1955, still classified, in which an undisclosed bacteria was released in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, causing a dramatic increase in whooping cough infections, including twelve deaths. The Population Control Agenda Pt.2
Who could doubt the validity of the claim that the Government is guilty of poisoning us with today’s Chem-trail’s after looking at their past offenses of the same act.
Symptoms from Chem-trail spraying
- It is being reported that people with average or below average immunity are experiencing pneumonia-like respiratory symptoms, while people with stronger immunity are only experiencing slight discomfort for a day or two or no symptoms at all. Some people have gotten very ill and the symptoms seem to keep returning after a short period of improvement. It’s possible that some of these spraying might contain special bio-engineered pathogens designed to affect only certain racial groups. Chemtrail’s: NWO Flu
- Texas Revenge A possible cure for this flu?
The Chem-trail photos above both were taken in 1999. The upper left was taken in Santa Fe New Mexico Nov. 30th. The upper right was taken in Santa Fe April, 18th.
Reports have been coming in from all across the nation of these chem-trail sightings. I have seen these myself here in my home state also. Death and sickness have resulted from these spraying. We Americans must put a stop to this. Enough is enough.
Are Chem-trail’s the Humane Way?
The following excerpt was taken from an outline of a Government Project: The Wild-lands Project.
Humanity must drastically scale down its industrial activities on Earth, change its consumption lifestyles, stabilize and then reduce the size of the human population by humane means, and protect and restore wild ecosystems and the remaining wildlife on the planet.” The Wildlands Project
After my article The Timeline of Population Control was posted at Jeff Rense .com, the above quote was removed, and their site has since moved. However their views remain the same and the article A Wilderness View by Tom Butler editor of Wild Earth from their new site still reflects reduction of human population by so called humane means.
This whole chem-trail issue is related to the plan for decreasing the world population to around 450-500 million — and starting with the US first. Another dark chemtrail hypothesis
I remember Vice President Gore — he was just elected at that time — giving a keynote address about reducing population. And I thought, ‘What? Do the American people know what’s going on? The U.N.’s Shocking Agenda
Chem-trail’s in the Sky While all flights grounded after the World Trade Center Attack
If you have wondered why so many Americans are diagnoses with cancer, the flu, constant sickness, look towards the sky. You will see the trails of white polluting your free air. Thank your government! Stop the chem-trails by writing to your congressman and demand clean air space and a clean America.