The Elegance of Homeopathy

Homeopathy, having been in existence at least 250 years, is an extraordinarily elegant healing system. Because it is “energy” medicine, diluted and shaken up or potentized, some people are more responsive than others.  Sensitive people respond well, as do folks who are cleaner, less toxic.

Homeopathic remedies work on several levels. The remedies commonly found available in health stores or online typically come in lower potencies such as 6c, 6x or 30c, 30x. These remedies, e.g. Arnica montana, or Rhus toxicodendron, can treat anything physical from sprains, acute pain, to headaches, diarrhea, gas or bloating, and poison oak. These low potencies are shorter acting, for acute conditions. Most homeopathic remedies are made from plants or minerals, some such as snake venom Lachesis, are made from animal source. Remember because they are diluted, none are toxic past the 12c or 24x potency.

The higher potencies (LM, 1M, 10M) are only available from practitioners of homeopathy who have advanced knowledge or training. These potencies are deeper acting, especially on the mental and emotional levels. They may be called constitutional remedies, one single remedy in high potency (LM, 1M, 10M), which can treat the whole body, mind, emotions, spirit. Homeopathy can seem too subtle, yet when you match the correct homeopathic resonance with the body, a huge shift can occur on all levels!

I always tell my patients that this is the best thing I can do for them, giving them their constitutional remedy. It can help clear some deep/past grief, fear or anger that is holding back healing. Typically patients don’t get a constitutional remedy from me until their 3rdvisit, as the first two visits we focus on detoxification and rebalancing the organs and hormones

Here are two interesting cases of patients who responded well from homeopathy:

Case 1: 

LS, a young man in his 20s came to see me feeling lousy: low energy, out of sorts, depressed, and with joint pains. When I tested him via applied kinesiology or muscle testing, I found he had a miasm, a homeopathic term for feeling the effects from a neurological toxin (vaccine, metal, drug, etc.) With two doses of the correct homeopathic remedy, Medhorrinum 10m, the dark cloud lifted. After two rounds of enzymes and drainage/circulatory detox supplements, his pain lifted and his energy returned. He returned to his full expression of being: robust, creative and full of life. With homeopathy, I was able to help his body remove the obstacles to cure and support his own healing ability, or vital force.

Case 2:

BR, a highly sensitive person whose work was interior design, came to me with extreme anxiety. She couldn’t relax, sleep or focus, and felt suicidal. She even questioned her relationship with the man she loved and had been with for 8 years. With the proper electrolytes, amino acids, B vitamins and homeopathic remedy (Thuja LM1), she felt some relief immediately. Her nervous system continued to heal over the next weeks and months. She now feels great, loves her work and relationship again, and even got married a few months ago.

Where is there pain in your body?

Healing Pain, Inflammation and Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

Over my 18 years of clinical practice, there is one method which has helped almost everyone heal, especially those who don’t respond well to other treatments. When the body is stressed, it will gradually deposit protein molecules in different areas of the body, causing pain & inflammatory conditions.

The causes can be trauma, infections, and also undigested dietary proteins. The most common health issues from undigested dietary proteins include back or neck pain, headaches, arthritis, chronic inflammation, fibromyalgia, sinusitis and allergies, skin rashes, and digestive disorders including Crohn’s, Colitis, and Irritable Bowel (IBS).

Dietary proteins which are difficult to digest include wheat gluten, cow dairy, soy, nuts especially peanuts, and seeds. If the body cannot fully digest these proteins, the undigested protein molecule will circulate, deposit and remain lodged as a toxin in different locations of the body. This will lead to joint or muscle pain, digestive or lymphatic issues, congestion, prostatitis, and a host of other problems. These protein toxins can accumulate for many years before the symptom is noticeable.

For example, Sam age 42 came to me with painful arthritis, inflamed knees, hips and finger pain. Like most of us, he grew up drinking lots of milk, though didn’t drink much as an adult. From my AK muscle response testing, it showed he had dairy toxins lodged throughout his body, mostly in the joints. His doctor prescribed a pain medication and said he’d have to take it the rest of his life. After about three months of the recommended homeopathic, enzyme & detoxification protocol, and removing dairy from his diet, his joint pains were virtually gone.

Don’t believe you are relegated to a life of pain or disease! Proteolytic enzymes can break down these protein toxins lodged in the body. Enzymes have many important functions in the body, one of which is to help digest food. Systemic enzymes are catalysts facilitating thousands of metabolic reactions, from fighting inflammation to cleansing the blood, to deactivating infections.

One of the most effective enzymes for inflammation, Bromelain, is made from pineapples. Combined with pepsin and papain, this formula taken in large doses can rapidly reduce swelling as well as break down protein toxins in the body. I use

various strengths of pancreatin to break down other sized protein toxins. Also I use homeopathic remedies for detoxification from dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts, etc. It is crucial that the detox organs such as liver, kidneys and spleen are functioning well. If your liver is already toxic, you may get sick once you try to breakdown and remove these protein toxins. I use two liver detox formulas (NuLiv and LGKS) to assist the enzymes and homeopathics.

Detoxify Your Brain

Get those toxins out of your brain and body! One of the best ways to prevent brain decline is to detoxify your body. Your brain has its own lymph system called Glymphatic, which shrinks at night to help detoxify your brain. Make sure to get enough sleep to support this function. If toxins remain in your body for years, they can certainly get lodged in the brain. Think of mercury dental fillings, a neurotoxin that can off gas in your mouth, or aluminum from cookware. These heavy metals are damaging, especially in the long term.

Brain decline can lead to dementia, Alzheimers, loss of memory, and a host of other symptoms which could make life miserable. Mental symptoms include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, fog, worry, anger, fear, ADD & OCD. Physical symptoms of a brain or nervous system deficiency include chronic PAIN, inflammation, loss of smell, numbness, tingling, twitches, spasms, cramps, tremors, neuropathy, shortness of breath, sweats, & seizures.

Toxins include bugs (bacteria, virus, fungal, parasites), chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, GMOs), heavy metals, vaccines, EMFs (electro-magnetic fields such as from cellular, wifi, electrical), protein toxins (from undigested gluten, dairy or soy), and high stress. Of course brain injuries such as concussion can cause scarring and alter the cranial structure of the brain. I myself lost hearing in one ear after a series of head injuries.

All these toxins can be slowly drained from the brain! I use nutrients and supplements to do this. Greens  such as cilantro, chlorella, or barley grass; enzymes such as bromelain, protease, pancreatin 4x, 8x, 10x; herbs such as collinsonia, astragalus, radish, turmeric, boswellia, and other bitters. Homeopathy works great to support detoxification. In my practice I test to see which nutrients each person needs; no one would need all the above, just maybe a few.

Fundamental nutrition for the brain includes regular protein, hydration, electrolyte or mineral balance and healthy fatty acids as the brain is 60% fat. Exercise is crucial, especially aerobic or high intensity interval training so as to fully oxygenate the brain. The brain also needs stimulation such as learning new things, creativity, hand writing, etc. The gut/brain connection is crucial, since 70% of the neurotransmitter Serotonin is produced in the gastro intestinal tract. Thus it is especially important to have a clean healthy diet.

There is also an important connection between the brain and hormones: menopausal women often suffer poor memory, brain fog, insomnia, and other disabling symptoms. If you are experiencing other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as fatigue, get help now, don’t wait.

After 20 years in holistic practice, I have recently learned how to energetically test for toxins in the brain, via muscle response testing or applied kinesiology, using the Morphogenic Field Technique. I have a new test kit for the brain, as well as bugs and toxins. My system is always individualized, as no two people are alike. The best time to prevent brain decline is NOW; it’s never too early.

Keys to Successful Weight Loss

After 20 years of working with patients (and myself) I finally discovered the best way to lose weight: lifestyle change! It’s boring, I know, nothing new, but people who lose weight rapidly almost always gain it all back, and then some. If you lose weight slowly over time, your hypothalamus or brain has time to reset to the new lower weight.

That said, you must have healthy functioning thyroid, pancreas, adrenals and liver to be able to burn fat! The thyroid is the gas pedal, if under functioning your metabolism will be too slow. The pancreas regulates insulin/glucagon, cravings and blood sugar. If you have any insulin resistance your body will conserve fat, not burn it. Proper adrenal function counters fatigue and gives you energy for living and exercising. Your liver has a function in glycogen hypoglycemia, so that must be in balance.

I find many people have mental/emotional blocks to fat burning and losing weight. Their negative self-talk “I hate my body/I’m too fat” only reinforces the problem. I have used Psych-K to rapidly dissolve these subconscious beliefs and replace them with a positive and supportive mind set.

It takes time, maybe months or a year, to learn to eat lots of veggies, smaller portions and adjust to a healthier lifestyle. But it’s so worth it to regain your health on all levels!

Allergies: You Don’t Have to Suffer

Many people with allergies think they are relegated to a life of sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, congestion, hay fever, asthma, frequent illness and all sorts of uncomfortable symptoms. What if you could increase your immunity, detoxify, and reduce your response to allergens? I have seen this many times in my practice! One patient with a lifetime history of allergies is amazed that she now hardly has any discomfort come allergy season. It only took a few treatments to boost her immune system and reduce her sensitivity.

Each person may need different natural supplements to heal the lymph system, thymus & spleen. In general mushrooms such as reishi & shitake and herbs such as echinacea, ginseng, & astragalus are helpful. Enzymes taken without food, such as bromelain, pancreatin 4x and 8x can help break down old protein toxins clogging the lymph system. I also use glandular extracts and homeopathy to support the body in healing. It’s imperative the detox organs such as liver, kidneys & spleen are functioning well so the body can heal.

A healthy diet of green veggies, lean meats, some fruit, non-glutinous starch such as quinoa, yams or rice is helpful. Avoid the problem foods: sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, and too many nuts, as these foods can clog the system.

Boost Your Immunity

Your immune system is a central command post that monitors the body’s health.  With the thymus as the immune “brain” and the spleen as the workhorse, specialized chemicals and a variety of cells seek out and neutralize toxins, microorganisms, allergens, and cellular wastes.  Lymphatic channels and nodes filter out and destroy debris.  Chronic immune imbalance can lead to autoimmune problems, implicated in thyroid disease, arthritis, diabetes and a host of other chronic conditions.

It is always best to keep your immunity and resistance to disease strong with healthy diet, exercise and appropriate supplements such as herb and mushrooms. However, bacteria and viruses thrive on acidity, intestinal toxins, congested lymphatics and irritated mucus membranes.  While it is important to eat a healthy diet, we all need nutrient support at times.  Cold and flu symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, cough, swollen glands, fatigue, and nasal congestion, can make life miserable and put us “under the weather” for days or weeks.  Prevent colds & flu, or cut them short by supporting your immune system with proper nutritional supplements.  If you have worked with me, or have come to one of my lectures, you know that systemic enzymes are crucial for detoxification and improving your immune system.

While traditional medicine may advocate vaccines, alternative medicine recognizes the need to strengthen the terrain (immune system and host resistance) so we are less susceptible to illness and pathogens.

Diet recommendations in include eating alkaline foods such as green vegetables, non-acidic fruits, minimizing sugar, alcohol, meat, GMOs; dairy, gluten, soy and peanuts.

Most of the time our bodies are too acidic from the Standard American Diet. Lifestyle techniques to reduce acidity or alkalize the body include deep breathing, rebound or trampoline to stimulate lymph glands, alternate hot/cold baths, dry brush, and reducing chronic stress. Any exercise is beneficial for the lymph system.

Electromagnetic Energy Pollution

Electromagnetic Energy: It’s Everywhere

Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMFs) are harmful radiation emitted from cell phones, cell towers, wifi, SmartMeters, cordless phones, microwaves, and even from the electrical components in our cars. All electric appliances and electronics emit differing doses of harmful radiation. The electric pulse of our cells, and of the earth, is about 8 Hz. When we are exposed to artificial (60 Hz and higher) electrical pulses, there is a bioelectric field affecting every cell in our bodies. Chronic health issues can result in continued exposure to this invisible energy.

The primary effect is on our brains, nervous system, hormones (especially thyroid and adrenals) and immune system. These radio frequency fields can lead to symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, chronic fatigue, arthritis, heart disease and more. EMFs affect our entire body, with a reduced capacity to handle stress.

Since a child’s brain is developing for at least 20 years, it is especially alarming that many young children now have cell phones. GET THE CELL PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BRAIN!! Use a headset, cord, speaker, or bluetooth so your cell phone is at least 6″ away from you body.

To protect your health and to repair damage from radiation, here are a few tips:
– Minimize use of cell phones & Wifi. Use a corded router or phone (landline) when possible. Some routers have an on/off Wifi switch, such as NetGear.
– Use a protective device such as Q-Link (necklace and/or cell protector) to reduce exposure
– Turn off wireless devices at night
– Take supportive supplements, such as electrolytes
– Walk barefoot on the earth for enhanced grounding!
– And GET YOUR CELL PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BRAIN: it can’t be stated too often!

Chronic Pain Reduction with Enzymes

Over 80% of people I treat suffer from chronic pain, including joint & muscle pain, tendinitis, ligament or nerve pain, sinusitis, headaches, and much more.  Of course acupuncture can be helpful, especially after several treatments.  However, pain can be a symptom of built up undigested protein toxins in the body, from past use of cow dairy, gluten, soy or even nuts. The best way to reduce and eliminate chronic pain is through the use of proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes such as protease  This has been the single most useful clinical tool I have found after 16 years in practice: take your enzymes WITHOUT food for systemic detox and pain reduction.

Bromelain, another type of enzyme, in high potency (2000-2400 gdu, 400-500 mg.) is available at most every health food store.  This pineapple enzyme can reduce any type of inflammation, including that from injury, sprains, strains, bee stings, gout, etc. This is the best place to start, but will likely not clear out all the pain your body.  Next try Pancreatin 8x, then Pancreatin 4x, all without food. Hopefully more people will learn about this important way to detox and heal.

Detox, Cleanse & Purify

We are continually exposed to external toxins such as pollutants, pesticides, drugs, alcohol, chemicals, heavy metals, and even cosmetics. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts such as ammonia, carbon dioxide & free radicals as a result of normal metabolic function. Our bodies are designed to rid itself of toxins naturally, but can become overburdened.

Toxicity can contribute to a wide range of symptoms and conditions: joint or muscle pain, digestive & gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, headaches, food cravings, skin problems, irritability, weight gain, brain fog, & insomnia to name a few. Detoxification is important because your body won’t heal properly if it is too toxic!

Of course healthy diet such as plant-based, organic & alkaline foods with lots of green veggies is the best way to go, but consider giving your body a break from digestion with a cleanse.  If you can’t go on a retreat (www.detoxcleansingretreat.com at Harbin Hot Springs June 27) consider a 21 day Purification Program (Standard Process) or even a 10 day cleanse (Purium). 

Estrogen Dominance: Save Your Breasts with Natural Medicine

Angelina Jolie has inspired some women to consider double mastectomies as a solution for cancer prevention.  Is this the only solution?  I see women in my practice responding to natural treatment in positive ways on a daily basis.

A few years ago, I treated a woman in her late twenties who had a medical diagnosis for estrogen positive adenoma and cysts that was confirmed by breast thermogram and a tissue biopsy.   (See red areas in first photo below). After one visit with me and following my recommended treatment that included EstraLiv, her follow-up thermogram revealed that all but one cyst was gone in just four months of treatment.  There was a 90% clearing of breast tissue cysts.   See the dramatic improvement in the photos below.

 Thermogram: Estrogen Dominance before Treatment

Thermogram: Estrogen Dominance before Treatment

 Thermogram 4 months post treatment

Thermogram 4 months post treatment

EstraLiv is a proprietary formula to help the liver de-conjugate estrogens both real and synthetic.  Such estrogens include xenoestrogens (false estrogens), pesticides, skin creams with estrogenic  ingredients, off-gassing from cheap plastics and heated water bottles, among other culprits. Excess estrogens, natural or synthetic, tie up receptor sites and over time lead to signs of accumulated or congealed estrogens.  The liver must be able to de-conjugate these hormones to excrete them from the body, otherwise they may lead to cysts and fibroids.

In my opinion, many years of accumulated estrogens in the body can lead to excess cell proliferation and eventually cancer, especially breast, uterine or ovarian cancer.   If you are taking hormones of any sort, I recommend taking a bottle of EstraLiv once or twice per year to help detoxify the excess estrogens.

In fact, anyone who has ever taken birth control for longer than six months needs to take EstraLiv.  Even if it was twenty or thirty years ago, your body can still carry the congealed estrogens in your breast, ovary and uterine tissue.  Additionally, any menopausal woman on hormones should also take EstraLiv.

EstraLiv is a proprietary formula that provides necessary patterns of vitamins, minerals , nutrients and enzymes to assist the liver in processing biological and supplemental estrogens such as birth control or hormones.  Because the liver performs several functions which enable female hormones to be correctly produced, processed and eliminated, a synergistic unique blend of specific nutrients is required.

An estrogen imbalance can lead to many health symptoms including fatigue, mood swings, skin and vaginal dryness, bladder problems, food cravings, weight gain over hips, upper thighs, breast and upper arms; joint pains, headaches, loss of libido, sleep issues, premature aging, heart palpitations, breast swelling and tenderness, fluid retention, breast lumps and cysts, hot flashes, osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and more.

Recently one of my patients experienced a sudden onset of breast swelling and tenderness.  She began taking Estraliv and within three days the tenderness was gone.  Some women like to be on it all the time because they feel so much better, especially emotionally more balanced and clear.  If the liver isn’t functioning well mental symptoms include irritability, emotional sensitivity, and even anger.

Although EstraLiv is only part of the solution, and specific nutrients for other endocrines such as thyroid, adrenals and ovaries are important too, it is a huge part of prevention.  This product was developed and has been successfully used for the last 25 years.  You can get personal support from me for hormone balance and detox of accumulated estrogens.  Appointments and solutions can be conducted in person or long-distance by phone.   EstraLiv will soon be available online at www.AnniesNaturalMedicine.com or call for an appointment today: 707-494-8606.

These Thermography results can be verified through the Thermography Center of Sonoma County