12 Secrets of Reforming Eating Patterns to Reshape Your Body

12 Secrets of Reforming Eating Patterns to Reshape Your Body

The following information was gathered from the recent Young Living Convention workshop with Marc Schreuder, Young Living’s Director of Product Formulation held in Orlando, Florida.

What do you think is the secret to losing weight? Many companies have come up with the latest how-tos and consumers have bought into billions of dollars worth of products and services, yet America as a country is getting fatter and fatter.

Over the years, our food portion and consumption has increased. We are eating more food. Our Body Mass Index (BMI) has increased over the last 20 years, that the country even come out with a statistic for the ‘fat belt’ (states with the most obese and overweight population). It is not unique to America alone. In the United Kingdom, the government is introducing the ‘Fat Tax’.

If there are so many diet programs that worked for many individuals, why not for millions of us? Losing weight involves our mind and body. Without working on your mind, you will not have the body you want.

We need a strategy to lose fat. We have discussed in our past articles here at The Total Wellness System that lack of sleep leads to obesity and allergy medication can cause weight gain. We will discuss in great length in our new Free Report and Coaching Programs.

Here are 12 simple keys you can follow immediately:

Recognize Addiction: The first rule of sustainable weight loss and keeping it off is recognizing you have food addiction. A lot of us are in denial. If you don’t recognize that, this key is of no value to you. Once we recognize our addiction and that we are ‘fed up’ with being overweight and over fed, we can start working on ourselves.

Studies show that the dopamine in obese and overweight people is the same as drug users. The brain of a food addict and the brain of a cocaine addict are the same.

Stay Motivated: This is unique to everyone. What motivates me may not motivate you. You have to find out what motivates you…is it your children, your looks and your total wellness? You need to find a reason to change your habit. If you don’t have a reason, you will not be motivated.

We are creatures of habit. We have our favorite food, places to eat and favorites of everything. It takes work to change our habits. What you do today, will affect your tomorrow. Our lifestyle determines our lifespan and also there is a multigenerational effect link to our weight and eating habits. Dr. Lars Olov Bygren in Sweden research showed that in Overkalix, Sweden, boys who enjoyed those rare overabundant winters — kids who went from normal eating to gluttony in a single season — produced sons and grandsons who lived shorter lives.

Cancer researchers have reported the links between obesity and cancer. Women who are overweight have more chances of getting breast cancer and colon cancer.  

Dealing with Stress: Do you eat when you are stressed? Most of us don’t even taste the food we eat. We inhale and gobble them up without realizing it. We sometimes refer to certain food as comfort food.

Stress and obesity are linked and stress unlocks fat cells which creates cortisol. Cortisol is produced by our adrenal gland and will actually make you feel hungrier and increases your appetite when there is stress.

Imagine if you could recognize your stress and take control of it and eat less?

In Brazil, copaiba oil is used on children and adults to reduce stress. Some children are given a teaspoon a day to cope with stress. Copaiba essential oil and Bergamot essential oil will help reduce stress. Inhale Stress Away a couple of minutes before meals.     

Recognize Emotional Eating: Are you eating other than being hungry? Do you know when to stop eating? Are your emotions of being happy, sad, bored or excited satisfied by food?  Recognize your eating habits… the difference between emotional and hunger eating. Some people need professional help to help recognize their emotions and food.

Breaking Old Habits: To lose weight long term you need to break old habits. Say goodbye to your old habits. Do you reward your child with food? Do we bring our children to a fast food place because they behave or did well in school? When they grow up they have the habit of going for fast food. Studies show that patients with a heart attack will go back to eating fast food after six months. Is that an addiction? Is the old habit of eating fast food difficult to break?

As more and more of us are getting more overweight, more and more fast foods are consumed each day. The price of food has gone up but fast food has not climbed as significantly as raw food.

We, as a society need to unlearn our behavior, reprogram our brain to eat healthier food. Recognize there are pleasure traps everywhere. Pleasure traps are at the check out counter in your local supermarket…convenient and pleasurable candies.

Fasting may be a way to break old habits. It helps us learn to exchange pleasure with happiness. Pleasure is a response to stimulus while happiness is ongoing and goal oriented. Do you know the difference? Fasting may reset our taste buds.

Read Labels: Learn to read labels and the right type of food for you and your family. Low fat foods are sold by the billions each year since 1993. It was $18 billion in 1993 and in 2009, reached $50 billion. However, we are still getting fatter. We, as a society, are trying hard and buying low fat food but is that our answer?

Low fat food is high in carbohydrate. The right type of fat may be good for you because the lack of fat is now replaced by carbohydrates and sugary foods. The good fats are coconut oil, walnut oil, flax seed oil, olive oil, cocoa butter oil and Omega 3 oil.

Eliminate Sugar: Most of our sugar intake is now in liquid form. The teas, sodas and the energy drink. The white bread and whole wheat bread we consume everyday will be converted into sugar in our blood streams.

The glycemic index of whole wheat bread is 71 while cane sugar is 59. The food you eat will affect your blood sugar. Cancer cells like sugar and they feed on sugar.

Recognize the Pitfalls of Sugar Substitutes: The pink, yellow and blue sugar substitutes that are readily available. One of them can kill ants! Research shows women’s kidney damage is on the rise because of sweeteners.

It also shows that sugar substitutes will make you hungrier. They do the opposite and increase your desire to eat.

Low Glycemic Food: Eat minimally cooked food or raw food. Suggested foods are high fiber foods, beans and lentils.

Blocking Inflammation: Medical research shows, obesity and inflammation are linked together. Oils that are high in carvacrol like Oregano, Ocotea essential oil; Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile are recommended.

Achieve Physical Satiety: You can achieve physical satiety by eating an apple before a meal, suck on a piece of dark chocolate or sip hot Slique Tea.

Yes, Slique Tea is a slimming Spice Tea with Ocotea, Oolong and Cacao. We will be unveiling this in a few weeks.

Use Aroma for Satiety: Aromatherapy can help manage psychological satiety. Slique Tea is formulated to include frankincense and vanilla essential oils. Sipping it 10 minutes before meals will help to reduce food cravings.

Finally, eat your meal slowly, take every bite and honor your food as your daily gift. Savor, smell, cherish and enjoy every bite…honor your good and don’t take advantage of what we have.

Let’s do it together.

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.

 

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Let Go of Financial Burdens and Get your Health Back

Let Go of Financial Burdens and Get your Health Back
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter 

Do you have Financial Burden in you life?  You know the type of debt that you can just barely cover every month.  Or maybe you are behind in your financial obligations.  Or worse maybe you are facing foreclosure on your home.

More and more of my financially smart friends are doing things like selling their homes and moving to a rental, releasing their mortgages, living with only one car.  Why would they make the decision to do this?

In the movie Larry Crowne starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry loses his job of many years and decides to go back to school.  He can't afford his house (living in California) and strategically gives it back to the bank.  His big gas hogging SUV is put up for sale and he starts riding a scooter.  In essence he unburdens his life and becomes much happier. 

Opposite this scenario is my 50 year old single friend whose health has deteriorated through the years from stress and lack of self care.  Her stressors are both relational and financial and when she comes home at the end of the day she is responsible for EVERYTHING. 

DEBT is DECEPTIVE

The American Dream of owning a home is very deceptive
A homeowner must do or outsource many things including:  Cleaning, Maintenance, Lawn Mowing, Garage Take out, plus all the financial burdens of mortgages and taxes.  (In my state NY, taxes on a $125,000 home, per month are as much as a 2 bedroom apartment would cost per month.) If something happens in your home and you aren't handy you must outsource it.  Stoves that don't work, Toilets that break, Hot Water tank breaks down, all this can cost a home owner on average $500-1500 a year. 

And the deception that your house is your retirement fund, that when you retire you can sell your house and live off of that money is not good financial sense any more in most situations. 

But my husband (a real estate investor) wants me to make the point if you strategically learn real estate investing you can create an additional or significant income.  But this too can be burdensome as one of my single friends found out while trying to get her deceased parents home ready to sell. She thought she would save money doing almost everything herself.  Almost 4 years later she has depleted her savings, deteriorated her health and still has not sold it.  All this to get an additional POSSIBLE $50,000 – $100,000 more. 

What is 4 years of your life worth?  What is your health worth?  I hope more than that. One word – WHOLESALE…  look up wholesaling a home if you are in that same situation.

STAY AWAY FROM THE BIG RED CHECK

Recently I was reunited with my old college roommate who has a business of repossessing cars. It was really interesting listening and learning the process of how these car dealership credit companies get you. THE BIG RED CHECK… if you see that when applying for a car loan… RUN…..  If you get a loan with these companies and miss just one payment they will come to take your car, and to get it back, you will have to catch up on your payment and spend minimum in $250 in penalties.

MAKING MORE MONEY IS NOT THE ANSWER

I know this statement is true because just several years ago my husband and I were earning over 6 figures a year and spending all of our income every month plus an additional $1000 on credit cards. We had $250,000 in debt.   BUT by learning just a few principals of wealth we paid off over $170,000 in debt in a little over 3 years.  YOU CAN TOO.  My best recommendation for learning Wealth Principals of keeping your money and paying off debt is War on Debt a program by America’s Secret Millionaire, Dani Johnson.  http://www.danijohnson.com/successtools/self-improvement/war-on-debt-home-study-program/  Get the program it will change your life.

DEBT = DISEASE 
With over a decade of working with clients who struggle with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other chronic illnesses I have found that 90% of them have had periods of or currently have very stressful financial situations.  Whether they were sole providers like single parents with no financial support from a former spouse, they had lost a job, they or a child needed hospitalization that left them in debt…. and the list goes on.  

I have no doubt that stressful DEBT = DISEASE.  If you are someone who is struggling financially act NOW.  Don't wait the longer you wait the worse it gets.  Face the situation, do what needs to be done, invest in War on Debt and apply what you learn.  These steps not only can help you get your life in order it can literally improve your health! 

Come join us every Tuesday evening for a Free Total Wellness Coaching Call.

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.

 

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Skin Cancer

As a Chiropractor who sees a lot of backs we have had several cases of individuals who have had the signs of skin cancer on their back but did not know it.  Because some individuals live alone and do not get regular dermatological check ups we may be there only set of eyes.  We encourage everyone to get or do a thorough examination for skin cancers twice a year.  If you have the risk factors for skin cancer or have had cancers in the past please seek proper dermatological attention.  The following information is not meant to diagnose or prescribe but rather for education purposes only.  

Enjoy the short video and scroll down to learn more about skin cancer.

 

 

I encourage everyone to do a google search a look up the images of what Melanoma and other skin cancers look like.  Keep these in a folder on your computer or print them out so you can stay aware and use these photos to do your own periodic body observations.

The following is from the American Cancer Society  http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/SunandUVExposure/skin-cancer-facts  

Skin Cancer  

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are found in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for about 68,130 cases of skin cancer in 2010.

Most non-melanoma skin cancers develop on sun-exposed areas of the body, like the face, ear, neck, lips, and the backs of the hands. Depending on the type, they can be fast or slow growing, but they rarely spread to other parts of the body.


Basal cell or squamous cell cancers are highly likely to be cured if detected and treated early.
Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for about 68,130 cases of skin cancer in 2010 and most (about 8,700) of the 11,790 deaths due to skin cancer each year.


The overall 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 91%. For localized melanoma, the 5-year survival rate is 98%; survival rates for regional and distant stage diseases are 62% and 15%, respectively. About 84% of melanomas are diagnosed at a localized stage.


What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?


Skin cancer can be found early, and both doctors and patients play important roles in finding skin cancer. If you have any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor.
•    Any change on the skin, especially in the size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented growth or spot, or a new growth
•    Scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or change in the appearance of a bump or nodule
•    The spread of pigmentation beyond its border such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark
•    A change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness, or pain


What are the risk factors for skin cancer?


Risk factors for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers include:
•    Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation
•    Fair complexion
•    Occupational exposures to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium
•    Family history
•    Multiple or atypical moles
•    Severe sunburns as a child

Skin Cancer is scary but the rate of survival if detected early is more than 90%.  Stay diligent and use Young Living Essential Oils of Frankincense and Grapefruit for further protection.  

 

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Prayer and Healing: Not Just Biblical but Scientific

Prayer and Healing: Not Just Biblical but Scientific

By Annette Landers

One of the most talked about studies evaluating the positive benefits of prayers was published in The Southern Medical Journal in 1988. It involved 393 hospitalized patients who were equally divided into two groups: one group served as the control and was treated with traditional medical care alone; the second group received prayer along with traditional medical care. Neither group, nor their doctors, knew who was receiving prayer from third parties.

The group receiving prayer had these remarkable results; they had fewer congestive heart failures (8 vs. 20), fewer of them needed diuretics (5 vs. 15), they experienced fewer cardiac arrests (3 vs. 14), they had fewer episodes of pneumonia (3 vs. 13), fewer of them were prescribed antibiotics (3 vs. 17), and they generally required less medication than the control group, who received no prayer from the volunteer third parties.

In this study neither the sick individuals nor the doctors knew who if they were being prayed.  The results don't lie.  In our Ministry Mountain Moving Faith Ministry we have actually physically gone and prayed over individuals and seen miraculous changes of medications being reduced, pain subsiding, peace coming to a situation, and deliverance of hardened hearts.  But we have also seen these same miracles happen when we have prayed for individuals without them even knowing we were praying. 

Yes, prayer is powerful.  Maybe you are thinking, well, I said my prayers at church last Sunday for grandma, and she still is in the hospital suffering. I have prayed and asked God to get me out of debt, and He just doesn't answer my prayers, I'm still in debt. I'm a good person and all, but sometimes, when I ask God to help me get out of a bad situation, I find myself in an even worse situation! 

But see it isn't just about asking.  There is a part we have to take responsibility for. In the Bible it says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." Our directions are to ask God, then believe that He is answering our prayer even when we do not see with our physical eyes right away. It’s called trust. The opposite is doubt. Our instructions are to not go back and forth, believing one minute, then changing our minds on it the next. When we waver back and forth in our belief, so do our results.

Don't give up in your prayers. ASK, SEEK, KNOCK and BELIEVE.   And continue to do this.   God's timing is not our timing.  Sometimes God is waiting for us to truly believe in Him. Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to get to that place where we can only rely on him.  God longs for us to have a relationship with Him. His desire is that we take ALL of our cares to Him to deal with; our financial stresses, our marriage, kids, relationships, job, business issues, habits and addictions, health issues, fears, emotional train wrecks, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! 

This, my friend, is the purpose of prayer. It gives God a way to work in our lives, to help us work through our problems, to heal our bodies, our thinking, and bring us into victorious lives. He desires to change our destructive situation, but first He works on change IN us, to set us free from the junk that keeps us sick, unsuccessful, depressed and angry.

Prayer, it’s the avenue of healing for every wound you have; physical, emotional, mental, financial, relational, and spiritual. Prayer has been proven, not only in the Bible, or scientific studies, but in millions of people who asked with faith, believed, and not doubted. God will be faithful to prove Himself in yours too. Give Him the chance today.

 

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Annette Landers of Mountain Moving Faith Ministries is a woman of extraordinary courage, faith and conviction for Total Wellness.   Suffering devastating health challenges she sought answers.  She has researched, traveled and invested countless hours and tens of thousands in her education and health recovery.  She not only discovered how to recover but how she got so sick.   Her discoveries have not enabled her own health but today she helps hundreds of others in her private phone coaching, encouraging teleclasses, and her weekly radio show soon to be launched.  If you are looking for answers Mountain Moving Faith Ministries and Annette Landers may be able to help. Visit Annette at her Facebook link at http://www.facebook.com/AnnetteFilmerLanders

 

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Dr. Mary Starr Carter

She was crying while she walked past me. What, crying at the Young Living Convention how could that be… this was a happy place. I saw her again a few hours later and went up to her and asked her if everything was okay. We introduced ourselves and I then saw tears come to her eyes again. She proceeded to tell me how she found Young Living oils and how she believes they saved her life.

“I had been brutally tortured by my ex-boyfriend for over 8 hours. By the time someone came to my rescue I was almost dead. I wanted to die but my 2 little girls kept me alive. I went on with my life but my body was not the same. I couldn't smell anymore. And then one day I was at a Women's Expo and I walked by the Young Living booth and turned around… I could smell. I talked with the woman and she shared with me some essential oils that would help both my physical wounds and my emotional wounds."

Although this woman only had a few physical scars she was suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Aromatherapy was Helping her deal with that.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where the body's normal response to stress is changed. PTSD happens in some individuals that are victims of assault, violence, trauma, domestic abuse, war, terrorism, a prison stay, and even those who witness such acts. I believe PTSD can also happen in other situations like car accidents, the loss or stress of sick child, an unexpected death to name a few.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may cause episodes of:

Flashbacks of the trauma that interrupt your day to day activities, nightmares,

Avoiding social events or people in general,

Feelings of detachment,

Outbursts of anger,

Difficulty sleeping,

Depression,

Anxiety,

Panic,

Difficulty breathing,

Heart racing.

These episodes usually last more than 30 days to be diagnosed as PTSD.

Individuals who were not even involved in the trauma can suffer from PTSD. In fact many individuals who just observed 9/11 or who lost family or friends in the tragedy experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Because the body's response to stress is misguided I believe the use of Young Living Essential oils could be useful in helping to heal from trauma.

Young Living Essential oils are specific formulated to be applied topically or inhaled. The application of the oils can be soothing but the inhalation of pure essential oils is POWERFULLY HEALING.

When you inhale Young Living oil the scent immediately stimulates the part of the brain called the limbic center or emotional center. Research has proven that the inhalation of certain essential oils can uplift a mood, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress hormone and help the body get back into balance.

VALOR

After a serious trauma fear may rule a person. The Essential oil of Valor helps to bring courage and confidence. In addition Valor applied topically decreases inflammation which can reduce pain.

JOY

It is common for Post trauma victims to become closed off, self loathing, depressed, and detached. The inhalation of Joy oil is extremely uplifting and is said to bring joy to the heart and increase self love.

Joy was especially helpful in overcoming Post Partum Depression after my first born.

Healing the Trauma is especially important because trauma buried will eventually show itself in physical manifestations. Sometimes this happens immediately with a rash or pain syndrome or sometimes it happens slowly over the course of several decades.

Trauma Life is a calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting from accidents, neglect, and the death of a loved one, assault, or abuse. Left unchecked, emotionally draining episodes may be at the root of fatigue, anger, and restlessness.

My recommendation for anyone struggling with past hurts, trauma or PTSD is to do the following regimen daily for 30 days immediately after the event or for 6 months if more than a few days has passed since the event. (You will be directly affecting the emotional and physical parts of your body at the same time).

Spend 5 minutes in prayer and meditation during the anointing of these oils. Remember God can heal all things.

Use 5 drops of Valor rubbed in your hands inhaled and then applied to the Feet and Shoulders.

1-2 drops of Joy rubbed in hands, inhaled for 10-30 seconds and then applied over the heart.

1-2 drops of Trauma life rubbed in hands, inhaled for 10-30 seconds and then applied over or near area of body where trauma has occurred.

For those of you who would like to add the Spiritual part, say the following prayers over and over several times while doing this regimen daily. The spoken Word is very powerful in healing.

Valor; "I cast off all my fear because you God give me Strength and courage."

Joy;”The Joy of the Lord is my Strength."

Trauma Life: Heal me Lord and I shall be healed.

 

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter is known as the Total Wellness Doc. She has been training individuals about Natural Health Solutions for over 13 years. She is trained as a Chiropractor and has studied under the world’s foremost leaders in natural medicine. She is a mother and a wife and has created a balanced and total wellness life for herself and thousands of her clients using her simple wholistic approach to health and wellness. Her coaching, classes and ebooks help clients with Fibromyalgia, Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight problems, Thyroid and Chronic pain find resources and solutions to better health.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Your Health and Your Sex Life

Your Health and Your Sex Life

By Dr. Mary Starr Carter

Sex within a healthy marriage is awesome and if you have a healthy marriage I don’t have to answer why…..

But the quality of your Sex Life can be a reflection of one or both spouse’s health. Here are some common myths when it comes to sex.

Myth:  It is natural as we age for our libido to decrease

Actually this is not correct.  If you examine some of the longest living cultures alive today they not only are enjoying sex in their later years but actually conceiving at 50 and 60 without any medical help.

A healthy male will have virility to his late years. And woman way past her sixties in many of these cultures.

What do these cultures have that we don’t in most modernized countries?

Clean Foods no processed foods or sugar.

Daily physical exercise from labor.

Cleansing or Fasting 30-100 days a year.

Nature’s unadulterated medicine.

A lot less Cortisol (stress hormone) raising Stress

In these cultures there are no cases of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Digestive Diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s.

Myth:  It is normal for an older male not be able to have an erection or ejaculation

This is incorrect.  Certain diseases like Diabetes, Stenosis of the spinal cord (arthritis pushing on the spinal cord), Bulging discs on the spinal cord, and many medications can all cause issues with sexual performance.

As a Chiropractor I have to say that blockages in your nervous system the body’s Master System may be causing symptoms.  Some older men have found regular Chiropractic adjustments very beneficial to their overall health.

 

Myth:  Drugs can fix my “sex problems”

In the past two decades they have found many harmful and even fatal side effects of some common erectile dysfunction drugs.

Ironically the same drugs that are suppose to make us happy (Anti-depressants) have a common side effect of decreased libido.  And don’t forget that alcohol and recreational drugs also will affect your sexual performance.

Even something as simple as a cholesterol medication can decrease the cholesterol needed to produce hormones that give us our sex drive.

So if you are having trouble investigate these things first before turning to medications.

Myth:  What I eat has no effect on my sexual performance? 

This is incorrect, especially if you are trying to have a baby.  Men who eat a junk food diet filled with high saturated fats, sugar, and sodas like Mountain DoDo have been found to have a lower motility and sperm count.  Over time these things lead to stressed out organs, nervous system, and hormonal system resulting in dis-ease like Diabetes.

NingXia Red is just a highly concentrated fruit drink that is extremely safe for all ages and health conditions.  There is no caffeine or herbs in it just nature’s medicine fruits that help to re-build the body.  After 6 weeks of 6 oz a day most every person I talk to comments how ALIVE they feel & how much VITALITY they feel.  If you would like to know more about NingXia Red go to  http://www.starrhealth.myningxia.com/

Myth:  Exercise will reduce my Sex Drive

Exercise is an important part of your health and can increase your libido by increasing the Happy Hormones in your body as well as specific hormones that help keep you young.

If you overtrain you can decrease your oomph by stressing the adrenal glands which are an important part of your endocrine hormone system.  One great tip for Exercisers is to drink an ounce of NingXia Red in 8 oz of water while you exercise and make sure your body is getting enough minerals, B vitamins, and Fish oils.

This is just a glimpse at what Nutrition and Exercise can do your Sex Life. But here is my Bonus and Advice for those who want it don’t feel you have to take it.

As a spouse who has been through marriage training and individual counseling I would have to say the most effective training we had as a couple was www.firststepstosuccess.com


It may seem weird that we went to a business training to get
our marriage straight but it ended up like that.  I tell every person I know that this is where I learned to be a good listener and wife. To honor my husband and build a foundation of success. I won’t comment on my sex life in honor of my husband, but I will end by saying some of the best things you can do for your marriage and sex life happen outside the bedroom.

Let us know what you think. Please comment below.  Be tasteful and respectful.

Dr. Mary Starr Carter has worked with thousands of clients from terminally ill and chronic diseases to those who are healthy and want vibrant health.  She has counseled hundreds of families who had given up hope find simple safe solutions. Known as the Total Wellness Doc she looks at all aspects of health to help someone overcome disease.    She specializes in difficult cases like Fibromyalgia,  Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes and Chronic pain.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Foundations of your Health Success


Foundations of Success
 
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter 
 
 
Foundations of Success in our health come from small steps toward a future goal.  Once we have reached that goal we must take daily actions to maintain our success.   
 
Sounds simple enough right?!   Success in most things can be simple but not easy.  If it were easy we would have a majority population of fit, healthy and wealthy individuals.
 
When it comes to Health Success Foundations,  the best examples  come from the world's top Athletes.  The top three foundations of their success are Habits, Routines and Self Discipline. 
 
Let's be real and ask ourselves the following questions: 
 

 
What Habits do I have that are good for my health? 

 

What Habits do I have or don't have that are destructive to my health?

What Routines are health promoting for me? 
 
What Routines are healthy for my family?
 
What areas of my life am I disciplined in a positive way? 
 
What areas of my life do I need self discipline?  
 
No one is perfect, that is not what this is about. It is about looking at ourselves honestly and giving ourself praise for what we do do good and get real with what we aren't. 
 
Some of may be feeling like you don't even know the answers to these questions. You may need another set of eyes to help you see the positive in your life and areas you need to improve. 
 
Let me suggest a 30 minute Wellness Coaching Session to help you Begin on the Road to Health. Click here for more info:  http://www.thetotalwellnessdoc.com/wellness-coaching
 
 
 
Routine: Every person and family will have a different routine, but routines are a foundation of success.  What time do you wake up, go to bed, when do you study, when do you eat, how often do you eat….. and the list goes on. 
 
When it comes to your health having a routine of food and fitness is important.  But so is having some weekly or even daily me time, fun time, family time, couple time, and God time.   
 
I learned having a routine for my children is extremely important to their health.  Starting when they are an infant.  
 
What routines are best for you?  What routine do you think you might want to test out for the next few weeks to see if it is a fit for you? What routines are you ready to implement? 
 
 
 
Habits:  In Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People his 7th Habit includes Sharpening the Saw.  This means preserving and enhancing the best asset you have YOU. 
 
There are many Health Habits we can adopt including: 
 
Drinking 1/2 our body weight in oz of water per day
Exercising daily 
Speaking Kindness and Love over our body and about ourselves 
 
What are some Healthy habits you can adopt to Sharpen your Saw? 
 
They say it takes 21 days to set a habit. I agree and suggest to my clients to start with a 30 day goal. This leaves room for rest days and other things that might come up in our lives. 
 
Habits and Routines all have 1 thing in common….. they all need 
Self Discipline otherwise known as Self Control
 
 
Self Control:  Self Discipline and Self Control may be hard words to hear. When we think of the word discipline some of us might cringe or want to run away because of harsh upbringing or perfection standards.
 
I see clients who lack these foundations most of the time and then I also see clients who take this concept to the extreme thinking that perfection will come from strick standards on self.  Both of these concepts can cause Physical and Emotional issues. 
 
I want to leave you with a different picture of Self Control. This belief is my belief and although you don't have to agree I hope you will be open enough to just think about it.  
 
In the Bible it clearly states that Self Control is a gift of the Holy Spirit to us.   A gift to overcome our fleshy unmotivated and sometimes gluttonous bodies. Did you ever think about praying to God to help you overcome Food Addictions, the lack of motivation to exercise, even to help you to wake up at 5am and feel rested. 
 
 
Really Dr. Mary?  Yes I have seen it in my own life and many others. Simple things like feeling fully rested on a few hours sleep to miraculous things where clients have radically been delivered  from addiction of alcohol, drugs or even sugar.  It is real. God can do all things we just have to ASK and BELIEVE! 
 

 

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter has worked with thousands of clients from terminally ill and chronic diseases to those who are healthy and want vibrant health.  She has counseled hundreds of families who had given up hope find simple safe solutions. Known as the Total Wellness Doc she looks at all aspects of health to help someone overcome disease.    She specializes in difficult cases like Fibromyalgia,  Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes and Chronic pain.

 

 We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

How to Avoid Getting Run Down

How to Avoid Getting Run Down?
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter

 

 
1) Sleep:  We all know it is important to get a good night's sleep.  6-8 hrs ideally with at least 4 hours uninterrupted. This means no bathroom tips, rollovers, sips of water, no nothing but REM sleep.
 
It's easy to get run down when you are sleeping regularly. If you are not getting good quality sleep or you know you won't be getting much sleep then plan a cat nap.  Take your lunch break outdoors in the sun with a blanket and a 20 minute snooze, or in your car with the seat back and your eyes closed. Don't worry what people think your body needs just a little bit of rest to help get you through the day.   
 
2) Plan Ahead:  Ever feel like chicken with their head cut off?  Running everywhere but getting no where.  If that's you it's important to carve out 10 minutes in your day to plan. Planning can help keep your cortisol "stress hormone" down and your energy up. Don't give me an excuse that you don't have time. Get yourself up 30 minutes earlier in the morning and get it done.  You will thank me later when your stress is less. 
 
3) Delegate: Stop thinking you can do it all, because you were not made to do all things.  In Proverbs 31 it talks of this amazing woman who is a mother, business owner, home maker, land owner, wife and more. But guess what she doesn't do it by herself it clearly states she actually had servants.  Now you may not be able to afford servants but you can delegate.  Can your friend grab some groceries for you?  Can you ask a High School student to come in and help you with laundry once a week?  I wrote about Support Systems before in 
 
Start implementing them today so you can avoid getting run down.
 
 
4) Drink Water Your fountain of energy and youth come from WATER.  That's right. Make sure you are drinking plenty of it, especially is stressful times.  Half your body weight in ounces.
 
5) Say No: Take responsibility for getting run down because you allowed yourself to get there.  Start saying no to obligations or jobs.  Make sure you know your #1 priority and goals so that when something comes up you can say Yes to those things that help you get to your goals and no to those that don't.
 
6) Supplement Nutrition:  A key factor in those who are sick and those who aren't.  My favorite #1 Keep me Healthy drink is called NingXia Red  Every single client who takes 2-4 oz a day always says how much more energy they have and how less often they get sick.  Try it for a month and see if you feel the difference.  If you don't we will give you your money back. 
 
7) Germ Fighters:  I use several different methods for germ fighting.1. Thieves Essential oil which when applied to the bottom of my feet everyday helps keeps my body strong.  2. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier.  An absolute must when you travel and for the purse, especially if you have children.  3. thieves lozenges. My quote is "One Thieves lozenge a day keeps the doctor away".  4. Inner Defense an internal supplement which can be taken when you get sick 4 or more capsules a day and to prevent colds and flu by taking one a day. 
 
I am sharing all of this with you because I am lying in bed right now with a runny nose and slightly sore throat because I didn't listen to my own advice.  But after 5 Thieves Lozenges and 5 Inner Defense capsules today I am doing much better. I will put Thieves oil on my feet, back and neck along and should be better tomorrow.  I will let you know.   

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Dr. Mary Starr Carter has worked with thousands of clients from terminally ill and chronic diseases to those who are healthy and want vibrant health.  She has counseled hundreds of families who had given up hope find simple safe solutions. Known as the Total Wellness Doc she looks at all aspects of health to help someone overcome disease.    She specializes in difficult cases like Fibromyalgia,  Hormone and Adrenal issues, Asthma, Diabetes and Chronic pain.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

Life is hard but hold on

 

Don't Give Up Hope 

A short message by Dr. Mary Starr

 

Life is hard but Hold On!

My friend Sarah opened the door to her home that had days before been burned almost completely. I will never forget that smell. They lost everything material they owned including their family dog. But they survived along with their children, and although she was in shock she was holding on to something greater than her.

 

Johnna had bottomed out. All her retirement she had been living on was gone, she was forced to move back in with her ex-husband, she had nothing but a part time job that paid her sporadically. Yet she was not defeated, she held on. She knew deep down she would not only survive she would thrive.

Sean had everything, an amazing job, a new baby, a wonderful wife, a huge quarter of million dollar home, a new truck. Everything until one day it happened. He lost his job, benefits, and retirement. But unlike many others who would let this devastate them he didn't. He stayed positive and held on to Faith.

I remember that day in my own life when my family was ripped apart by lies and deceit. The hardest day of my life but something inside of me gave me the strength to push forward and go on.

Today I understand that that strength to move forward, go on, keep living even when everything around falls is really a strength greater than all things. It is FAITH.

I pray that you will find that FAITH not just when you need it but everyday. It makes life not just bearable but marvelous.

 

Our team is here for you. Let us know if you have specific needs that we can pray for you. And remember Life is Hard but Hold on.

 

 

I appreciate you,

 

Dr. Mary Starr Carter

http://www.thetotalwellnessdoc.com

 

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.