EFT Tapping for Better Health

With so many alternative healing methods out there, how do we know which ones really work? The truth is that the power of living well is dependent on many modalities working together for our greatest good. Our bodies are designed to heal and regenerate. Our physical, chemical and emotional well being work together daily to create stability in our lives.

Physical health comes from strengthening our bodies, getting proper rest and avoiding harm. The first component to our chemical health is optimized by avoiding junk foods, pollution, and drugs. The second is supporting our body with good whole food nutrition and constant detoxification. Our emotional well being often hinges on our stress levels which affect everything about the way our bodies work.

Emotional stress varies daily. Be aware that emotional stress plays a huge role in a variety of health issues including, pain, a lowered immune system, blood pressure, heart issues and inflammation to name a few.

There is a method to stress relief we will focus on today which is called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or tapping. This method is a form of acupressure that helps reduce stress and neutralize negative emotions. The tapping is done with the fingertips and is used to put energy into specific meridians on the body. When I do tapping I also reinforce the exercise with positive affirmations.

Tapping is easy to learn. It works to clear the mind and emotional centers creating mindfulness around our thoughts and feelings. Some of the points on the body are: the side of the hand, top of the head, top of the eyebrows, side of the eye, below the eye, below the nose, chin, collar bone and underarm.


This exercise of EFT tapping is one the easiest and most powerful ways to bring balance to our daily level of energy. The best part is you can do it anywhere. There are many books to explain in more detail the benefits of taping. One I would suggest is by Nick Ortner called The Tapping Solution.

Now it is your turn to try tapping. Follow this instructional video.

Face Mapping

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Is your skin trying to tell you something? So many of the underlying issues of the body first present themselves on our skin. We all know that stress, hormones, sugar intake and hydration can take a huge toll on the health of our skin. Lets take clues from our body to heal the issues that are manifesting. Here are some tips on how to heal your skin from the inside out. If you have questions or need a good skin care product please contact us today.

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Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.

Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.

Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.

Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.

Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!

Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.

Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.

Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).

Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.

So the next time you breakout or notice dark under eye circles, look to your map (or shall we say face map).

A Flu-free season

It seems that each year we enter the debate on whether to get the flu shot or not. Does it actually help prevent the flu? Personally, you couldn’t pay me to get the flu shot. I have not seen any evidence that it prevents the flu or does not cause harm to our bodies.

There are many ways in which we can protect ourselves from illness and supercharge our immune systems. I believe that it is possible to naturally maintain our immunity through proper diet, lifestyle and supplementation.

These are some ways that I boost my immune system. I have not been sick in over 10 years. Make these key items your check list to boosting your immune system and having a healthy, happy winter.

*Add ginger, garlic and herbs to your diet
*Make exercise and rest a priority
*Eat seasonally
*Balance your body’s pH
*Up your intake of antioxidants
*Avoid processed foods and refined sugars
*Take whole food supplements daily including vitamin D3 and probiotics
*Wash your hands often

These are the top 12 Flu-fighting foods you can consume.
Ginseng root, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, turmeric, berries, cloves, strawberries, raw honey, raw garlic, spinach, onions and ginger.

Cheers to living well and flu-free this season!

Processed food affects digestion

I might be embarrassed to admit how many packages of ramen noodles I have consumed, however my admission may be helpful to many friends out there.  Ramen Noodles remind me of growing up; they are easy to prepare and they are cheap.  These noodles are not the healthiest food like substance for us to consume.  Ramen Noodles have a very long shelf life.  I’ve got the firm belief that the longer the shelf life, the more harmful the food with the exception of honey.  Processed food affects digestion. Honestly, I haven’t thought about ramen noodles in years since I changed my eating habits to more healthy options.  What made me think of my once favorite snack was a picture I saw while surfing online; this was the image.


I was appalled.  How many people eat these packaged noodles as a staple in their diets?  We are not picking on any one manufacturer.  We were curious what numbers we were looking at when talking about Ramen Noodle consumers.  Maruchan, the the largest producer of these packaged noodles, says on their website that “Maruchan produces 3.6 billion packages of Ramen Noodle Soup a year.  If the noodles were all strung together, they would reach all the way from the earth to the plant Mars and back”.  That number is staggering.  I now feel I was naive to think this food was okay for me to eat.  I added chopped veggies to my noodle bowl thinking I was making them a little better, I knew they weren’t the best food for me, but I rationalized my love for the noodles.  I wasn’t kidding anyone.  Later that day I was forwarded this youtube video.  When topics are brought to my attention a couple of times in one day, I know I need to take a deeper look at what is going on.

There are a few issues with these packaged noodles; we will address three concerns here.  Are ramen noodles coated in wax?  What about the use of MSG in the flavor packets?  Can this factory food be properly digested by our bodies? Processed food affects digestion.

First, we have found no conclusive evidence that ramen noodles are coated with wax.  There are a couple processes for making these noodles and one is frying the noodles and the other is air drying the noodles.  If you’re buying five packages for a dollar, you are not getting the dried variety as they cost more to produce.  The fried varieties when reheated can give off their oily makeup which would keep the noodles from sticking together.  When boiling noodles at home, we sometimes add a teaspoon of oil to the water to keep the noodles from sticking together so it is the same concept.  The bigger issue I would be concerned with is microwaving your meals in a styrofoam cup or any plastic container.  When we microwave our food in plastic containers, the chemicals could leech into our food. Processed food affects digestion

Secondly, MSG stands for mono-sodium glutamate.  I personally avoid MSG in any food that I consume.  MSG is a flavor enhancer which is added to many processed foods. This chemical has been linked to multiple health conditions; it’s bad news in my opinion.  MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites our cells to the point of death; no good news there.  It has been proven toxic and since we know it’s bad for us, we should eliminate it from our diets.  To learn everything you ever wanted to know about MSG check out Dr. Mercola’s extensive research article here. Processed food affects digestion

Lastly, noodles are typically made from flour, eggs, a pinch of salt and maybe a splash of water i.e. whole foods.  The processed alternative we are speaking about also contains among other things itert-Butylhydroquinone, the same thing that we fill cigarette lighters with, otherwise known as petroleum.  Need we say more?  Digestion is essential to proper nutrient uptake in the body and when we add synthetic toxins to our food, we can not properly process it. After two hours, the whole food noodles are unrecognizable, while the ramen noodles are still in tact, yikes! Processed food affects digestion

Now it is time to make a decision: will you continue eating these packaged noodles or not?  If you have friends or loved ones that are eating Ramen on a regular basis, please share this with them so that they can make an informed decision on whether they want to continue eating this packaged meal.  As always, feel free to share this article on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

Here is a recipe for Grandma’s Homemade Noodles Processed food affects digestion