Health and Wellness

Healthy Cells, Healthy Immune System, Healthy Body

Our immune system was designed specifically to heal our bodies and keep them healthy. So why are so many failing these days?

There are many factors that cause our immune systems to function poorly - diet, lack of exercise, too much stress and how we handle it, pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, toxins in our food supply, body care and cleaning products among many other factors. But taking our health seriously doesn't have to be burdensome and confusing.

I don't know anyone who wants to be sick or die of disease but sadly that's what is happening to so many people. Death is a sure thing, but disease doesn't have to be.

If you're interested in strengthening your immune system allowing it to do its job, which is to heal your body, then go to Amazing Molecules . Find out how healthy cells make for a healthy body and then contact me!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Medical Doctors Were Wrong

Watch this inspiring video of a man who was told by medical doctors that he would never walk unassisted again.  For fifteen years, he believed them.  It's amazing what God can do and that Man will not give Him the glory.

This story hit home with me for two reasons.

Degenerative Disc Disease
I was told by my doctors in 1994 that by the time I was around 60 I'd be in confined to a wheel chair due to degenerative disc disease.  I was basically left to rot away, with no hope of recovery.  That was my prognosis.

But that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.  Not since my husband talked me into going to a chiropractor over 10 years ago.  I had prayed for healing and believed that God COULD and WOULD do it and He did it!

My family and I very highly recommend Dr. Ron Feinberg.  He has helped us, and me especially, to be able to live a more normal life.  I've been to four or five chiropractors before Dr. Ron and he's truly the BEST!  He is my primary care doctor.  Oh and chiropractic healed my allergies, too!

Dr. Ron is currently taking new patients and can be reached at 

(610) 461-5222

He has offices in Sharon Hill and in Broomall, PA.  Tell him I sent you and maybe, just maybe he'll be nice to you!  LOL

After my husband found me asleep in the middle of our living room floor, in my apron I might add, on December 24th 1994 (we were having a big Christmas dinner the next day and I was cooking), he insisted that I go to the doctor and get checked out.  So I did and I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.

My doctor prescribed Synthroid and told me that I would be on medication for the rest of my life.  He said to expect the dosage to be increased with age because eventually my thyroid would get weaker and weaker.  But after my cancer diagnosis in 2004 which prompted wellness and nutrition research and experimentation, I came across information about healing the thyroid.  I read that coconut oil increases metabolism and also heals the thyroid, among many many other things.  So I bought Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, unrefined and undeodarized and I took two tablespoons a day.

In September 2005, after drastically changing my diet, after realizing that in order for me to get well I had to really trust God and after being on the coconut oil regimen for a while, I realized that I had forgotten to take the Synthroid for three days.  It occurred to me that I must have forgotten because I had no symptoms!  Even while on the Synthroid I still had symptoms of fatigue, hoarseness, being cold all the time, brittle hair and nails.  So I decided to see how long I could go without having symptoms and without taking the Synthroid (don't try this yourself at home).

Two months later I called my doctor to schedule a blood test, which was typical.  I had to get my blood levels tested every six months anyway.  He said in order for the test to be accurate I would have to be off of Synthroid for six weeks to get it out of my system.  I told him I had not taken it for two months. So I had the blood work done.  When my doctor called me with the results he said I was within normal range but that he wanted me to have it checked again in six weeks to be sure.  This was not typical.  Any other time when my levels were not within normal range he never advised me to come in again for a test. I never went back.  It has been six and half years since I have not had symptoms or taken Synthroid!

To the One true God who saves us and heals us!

~ Lisa

Monday, May 7, 2012

Is The Total Transformation For The Child Or The Parent?

My husband was surfing the TV channels one day and came across a program on dog training.  The dog trainer, he said, was an older woman who resembled Mrs. Doubtfire. 

Each dog was accompanied by their owner and they were all assembled in a semi-circle.  It was the hope of each dog owner that the dog trainer would  teach their dog some "new tricks."  But what the owners didn't know was that the class was actually for them!  And the instructor even said as much!  As I recall, here's what my husband said the trainer advised the owners, in her British accent (if you can imagine it), "First of all, I want to let you know, the problem is not your dogs, it's you!"  

Wow!  I can imagine how those those dog owners felt.  They probably thought, "What is she talking about?  My dog doesn't listen to anything I say!"  Sound familiar?

It started as a baby, then it continued as a toddler, it got worse approaching the school age years and didn't stop after third grade.  It escalated at ten and now at fifteen it's full blown.  How did this happen???

We all know that children will test the limits and go past the boundaries at times but what about the child who goes through a stage that they don't grow out of?

A child's behavior develops early on.  If parents are not equipped with the right tools how can they pass on the right tools to their children?  Many parents have been to their wits end and back because their children will not listen and worse.  Their willful misconduct, lack of respect, or to the extreme, violence and abuse are just intolerable. 

Many parents will make excuses for their children with or without taking any responsibility themselves while others blame the child and dismiss any chance that they've had any part in their child's negative behavior.  So, which is it?  Are you the problem like the dog owners above or is your child?  Find out in this article from The Total Transformation's E-Newsletter, Empowering Parents.  The article is called, Defiant Child Behavior:  Is Your Child's Bad Behavior Escalating?

It's always most important to remember that a real and healthy relationship with God will be evidenced by how you live your life.  So keep in mind, your children will learn more from what you do and less from what you say.  But sometimes God sends help through others.  James Lehman's program, The Total Transformation gives practical tips and help so that you can have a better relationship with your child.  I would say that's a good thing.

Get James Lehmans' program, The Total Transformation for FREE when you provide them with your feedback about the program.  You pay up front and then are reimbursed in full (minus shipping and handling fees) once you send them your feedback.  Click here to lean more. 

This program is not for parents with children who behave well for the most part. This is for those who need help and nothing they're doing is effective.  Therefore, if you read the reviews keep an open mind.  I've listened to five of these CD's and I would say this program has some great advice.  It's great for parents of young children as well as teenagers and can be used as prevention.

Message me if you have any questions or thoughts.  Till then...

~ Lisa  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet Dolly, our Dairy Queen

We don't regularly feed our cats table food and most of our cats, though they may beg, aren't the least bit interested after they give it the smell test.  Dolly, on the other hand, does have her favorites and though we don't allow her to indulge too much, once in a while we allow her to eat some pizza (including the dough part) and dairy, anything dairy.  Some of our other cats actually do like to lap up an occassional (small) bowl of milk.

All of the dairy, except for yogurt and a few types of cheeses (Asiago, Feta and Mozzarella) in our refrigerator is straight from the cow's utter, that is, raw and unpasteurized.  Unpastuerized milk/dairy is much better tolerated in cats as well as in humans than the pasteurized versions.  In fact, I have found, without a doubt, that I can enjoy dairy in its most natural state but once it's been pasteurized I'm in trouble; you probably know what I mean...the lactose intolerance problem?

This morning as I was eating breakfast (yogurt, a banana and some almonds) I noticed that our gray tabby, Dolly was sitting beside me.  This is pretty unusual since she has made it perfectly clear that I'm on her black list.  Dolly has nicknames like Mrs. Small and the Dairy Queen and this morning Mrs. Small was doubling as the Dairy Queen!  I suspect it had something to do with the yogurt I was eating.  With her nose in the air I decided to share it with her but first, I got the camera ready.  

Watch and listen carefully as Dolly enjoys her morning yogurt!

Yum, yum!