This is a picture of our first vacation since Jay’s accident last summer. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since our lives were “interrupted”. (standing on top of a Glacier in Juneau Alaska)
Jennifer, Wendy, and 41 families stepped up to fund the basic needs of the children, paying for their schooling, building proper toilets and showers, and most recently, getting a dormitory built so that the fostered orphans could come home.
This past January, those women and a service group from the US were able to ReUNITE all the “fostered” children with their “brothers and sisters” at the orphanage. Watching these beautiful children via Facebook videos and pics, be so happy with such simple things, was a daily tear jerker.
- get the orphanage two new toilets and showers that they so desperately need,
- build a fence to prevent robbers from attempting to steal metal from the building and keep the children safe from sex traffickers, and
- fund their self-sustaining chicken project because the Uganda Orphan Child Care Ministries in Jinja, Uganda doesn’t just want a hand out, but want to work.
My mentor, D. Gary Young, traveled the world not just seeing what it had to offer, but he traveled the world to CHANGE THE WORLD. In August, I will travel to Jinja, Uganda to see these 71 faces. From now until August, I want to look at these kids’ faces and know that I did my best for them. I am stepping up to be a WORLD CHANGER. Will you join me? Let’s help 71 orphans not just survive, but THRIVE. Let’s uphold my mentor’s legacy.
Want to help build two more bathrooms that are desperately needed now that all the kids are back in the orphanage? You can contribute to this POTTY PROJECT by purchasing a raffle ticket for just $5 and you could win some amazing Young Living essential oils.
Love, bless, write, and sponsor a child in the orphanage. Nine kids still need sponsors. Until all the kids have sponsors, there is no way to provide the food that gives the kids all the vitamins and minerals they need daily. Once this financial goal is met, there will be funds to purchase healthier vegetables and meat more than once a week.
Imagine your family, you and your extended family, or your team loving on a child by providing just $75 a month, writing, praying for, and loving on your child. Sponsors are so important to kids both financially and emotionally. This amount pays for their basic needs, food, and schooling for one month.
I pray that you will become a WORLD CHANGER with me. It’s not hard, you just have to DO IT!
I believe in you,
Mary Starr Carter
The Total Wellness Doc and Mom
The Road to Illness
By Dr. Mary Starr Carter
In late August I was really pushing myself with little sleep and eating more breads and what I call dead food. One particular weekend I pushed really hard to fit 5 days of activities into one and at the end of the day I ate a super sugary dessert.
Within 7 days I had a cold. 🙁 But since I know how to get well quick that is exactly what I did heal quickly. 8 days later I was flying in an airplane (germ tube) to California where I ate very clean (fresh foods, no sugar, no dairy, not a lot of bread) and I felt great. I flew home and a day later on only 3 hrs sleep left for Florida. For 5 days we lived in a whirlwind of conferences and go go go mode but again we ate fairly good.
Then while on my resting vacation I slowly stopped taking my nutritional supplements daily, ate maybe one raw fruit or veggie a day, and although I had gone weeks without it I started eating sugar again. Treats at the movies, a candy bar when I starving, desserts you couldn’t resist. That was it once my body has a taste of sugar it wanted more, so I would eat gross packaged cookies that I normally wouldn’t just to get the sugar in. No one forced me to do these things I made these choices and I eventually suffered the consequences. A day after we flew back home from vacation I got sick again.
The Road to Illness
#1 Sugar will lower your immune system
In the book “Get The Sugar Out” by Ann Louise Gittleman she states, “No matter what form it takes, sugar paralyzes the immune system in a variety of ways:
Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion.
It reduces the production of antibodies, proteins that combine with and inactivate foreign invaders in the body.
It interferes with the transport of vitamin C, one of the most important nutrients for all facets of immune function.
It causes mineral imbalances and sometimes allergic reactions, both of which weaken the immune system.
It neutralizes the action of essential fatty acids, thus making cells more permeable to invasion by allergens and microorganisms.”
And don’t be fooled Sugar is many things you may not be aware of and other things that turn to sugar in the body like : Ketchup, Breads, Salad Dressing, Popcorn, Potatoes, and the list goes on.
Researchers are even showing that CANCER grows significantly faster on a daily diet including sugar.
YIKES that would make anyone stop sugar …. unless you are sugar sensitive. Sugar sensitive people like me are literally addicts. Once we get a taste of it we want more. Sugar has been classified as a drug causing a physiological change in our brains and behavior. We all need to treat sugar more like a drug than a that.
#2 Lack of sleep will lower your immune system
Sleep is a necessity for wellness. I have discussed sleep a lot in my newsletters and also have our FREE sleep ebook. But recently worked with a Sleep Technician who enlightened me about Sleep disorders. If you would like to hear more about that you are welcome to listen to our recorded Teleclass at http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=22985013
When you are sick or getting run down you need to cancel appointments, get a sitter, delegate and get some rest. R-E-S-T don’t want to hear your excuses…. get some rest. .
#3 Stress causes DIS-EASE
Don’t think STRESS has anything to do with your cold or illness, think again. Continuous stress on the body leads to illness. And stress comes in different forms. The body can experience stress from our environment, our thoughts, other people, electrical equipment, and even airplanes. Flying at certain altitudes stresses the thyroid gland. A very important gland for you total wellness. I discuss more about the role of the Thyroid in our online class 5-20lbs.
#4 Lack of Exercise
Exercise helps to keep you healthy. Both Cardio Vascular and Strength exercises help maintain and strengthen your immune system. Plus you get a great dose of happy hormones.
You could seen how my two week vacation of exercising only 3 times led to a few poor moods and a lowered immune system. So let’s add it up.
SUGAR + Lack of SLEEP + STRESS + Lack of Exercise = DIS- EASE
In addition all these things also Stress and Thyroid which I know contributed to my Cold. I am ready to take control of the Wheel again and get back to WellNESS how about you?
Next blog we will talk about how to recover from Illness and Cold quickly.
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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.
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Do you wish you could wave a magic wand and all your aches and pains would go away?
Does your heart hurt when your little ones are hurting with ear aches and pain?
Is Springtime awful in your house with everyone’s seasonal allergies?
Are you frustrated with bed wetters and all the laundry? Do you wish your aging parents could get around easier and enjoy life more?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then watch this video. This one therapy could help with all these problems.
My struggle is I am Natural Wellness Doctor, meaning I have a head full of knowledge of why kids have constant runny noses, allergies, asthma, ADD, ADHD, behavior issues, sleeping issues, bed-wetting issues, focus issues and the list goes on. I have counseled moms and kids for almost 20 years with “health challenges”. Many of these families saw radical improvements in the “issues” by following some simple steps. I always say: “the steps to improved health are SIMPLE but not easy.” I know this all to well with my own health challenges and those of my children.
The Number One Cause of Health Issues
It’s difficult for me to sit in a circle in my kids’ gym class listening to kids share that their favorite foods are Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake, or Cookies, knowing that most kids and adults health challenges can be improved and or corrected with food.
Now don’t get me wrong, if you ask my kids what their favorite foods are I am sure it would be Pizza or Organic Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese along with their favorite restaurant being the famous hamburger and french fry place called FIVE Guys, but I know and see what those foods do to my kids overtime.
My son is more sensitive to foods in the sense that eating gluten, dairy, or sugar for a few days will start to give him skin issues, hacking phlegm and he will lose focus much more easily.
My daughter on the other hand gets hyper with sugar and a week of eating too many carbs and sugary foods will change her from a sweet to moody and anxious. I also understand that as busy parents we have to do what we can and sometimes all we can do is eat out or eat what I like to call Quick foods like Macaroni and cheese and the famous Quesadillas.
“the steps to improved health are SIMPLE but not easy.”
So, when I see a child struggling with allergies week after week who eats milk products for snack time and all breads and sugars for lunch, I want to go up to the parent and give them FREE advice.
Or when a mom shares with me she has awful PMS, I want to show her all the Natural Wellness goodies in my purse that I know will help her.
It’s all I can do not to give her a $177 Consultation right on the spot for FREE.
Helping People Get Results
But then I remember after 20 years of Wellness coaching that the best results come from helping people who aren’t just curious but who are serious about making a change. I remember that those who have the most success are individuals and families who are looking for answers and upon finding them will do the work, make the changes, and invest in their health. Because health issues require time, money and resources to get better — not just one trip to the doctor and a co-pay.
After years of not always honoring myself or the other person I am committing to not blab all that is in my head and heart when I see a health issue I think I could fix. And if anything, being in the hospital for 20 days with my husband has taught me humility. I don’t have all the answers, I can’t fix everything with nutrition, Chiropractic, essential oils, and detoxification.
But I do have knowledge, resources and proven step by step solutions that have helped hundreds of individuals who were ready to ready to receive the information, and upon receiving the information did something with it!
If you are struggling with a health issue, need help putting the pieces of the health puzzle together, find some resources, or even start on some simple steps to improved wellness then email me today at email@example.com and request one of our Monthly Wellness Consultation appointments.
Note: Dr Mary Starr’s Monthly Wellness Consultations include: a short questionnaire focused on around 1-2 of your main health issues, reviewing any copies of health and wellness test or scans, a 30 minute live Zoom recorded conference where she will help you put more pieces of the health puzzle together. Also included is a 10 day and 30 day check in phone, text, or email chat. Dr Starr’s Wellness Consultation fee is $177.
Imagine feeling alone in a room full of people. Time and again, you’ve tried but your words have seemed to do more harm than good — or they are simply not heard at all. People you thought you were befriending misunderstand you, take a distance, or worse, they take offense and tell everyone about it. And because of this your have your guard up; you trust no one, and expect the worse from everyone.
I Was Keeping People At Arm’s Length
This is how I honestly felt about people. Even after spending countless hours in communication training, reading book after book about leadership, connection and influence. I felt awkward around people. And as the years passed this turned to distrust and a severely critical attitude about others. My business and relationships suffered so much.
My heart was suffering so much.
You see, I was aching to connect with people and have healthy stable lasting friendships. I just had no idea what that looked like anymore.
So, despite a deep desire to be for people, to help them and encourage them, I lived with my guard up constantly. Often not knowing what the right thing to say or do was and constantly feeling guilt, shame and regret.
How A Walk With God Changed It All
Then everything changed, because I changed. And that change came through a walk with God. Because of that change in me I have been able to walk away from all of that pain and;
- build trusting relationships with others
- help others in ways that really make them feel loved and cared for, even through social media
- have the confidence to start working on my dreams, and follow-through
- know in my heart people will want to listen
This increased confidence & trust in people, landed me my dream job, working on my dream project.
Leaving My Baggage Behind
Where before I was stuck in my work, resentful and fearful, God has molded a new person who is now finally growing every day, in every sense while working from home part-time — with the freedom to care for my four kids myself, oh yeah!!
I’m so happy to be set free from always having my guard up, waiting for the “other shoe to drop” right on my heart.
Finally I have the practical tools, and know what to say to help others. I no longer find myself rambling off into “bunny trails” trying to express empathy, but failing miserably. Bringing wounds to the foot of the cross has been the KEY, I now leave my baggage behind and truly, confidently and deeply can be there for people.
Just this last week alone I’ve had 7 people reach out to me after we met and tell me how blessed they felt by my support. I am blown away; in the 8 years I have been working online in a support function, people have rarely told me they felt personally cared for. My work was great, but I didn’t touch them personally.
Rekindle Your Love For People (This is YOUR Next Step!)
If you have been living a solitary “safe” life and avoiding the trouble that comes from dealing with people, and you are feeling it in every aspect of your work, life and spirituality. If ministry no longer feels joyful but is draining you, to the point you actively choose to do things that don’t involve a lot of in-person interactions you need to be part of this class, hands down.
Your next step may just be joining Dr. Mary in her Victory Battle group — it is not up yet, but you can pre-register here.