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healinggpnaturally
Nov 24, 2020
In Moving Forward In 2021
Hello and welcome to our HGPN Club Kathy Atkins and myself created this group years ago that give everyone a safe place to visit, share and learn without the challenges of social media. Now that we live in a world of challenging times we felt it was time to activate our forum once again. To bring a since of family and closeness when we are unable to gather and visit as before. With this group we will focus on the positive on how to improve the quality of life through Zoom meetings, forums and a chat room. All private, members only. Please introduce yourself and let's get this healing party started!😍
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healinggpnaturally
Nov 11, 2018
In Iodine for Digestion?
Sources of iodine Trace Mineral Lab Sea Snacks Article taken from Dr. Mercola's website Iodine is used by your thyroid gland to help regulate metabolism and development of both your skeleton and brain, among other things. But how much iodine do you need, really? There's quite a bit of contention on this issue. Some, like Dr. Flechas insists severe iodine deficiency is rampant, while others claim this is not the case at all, and that taking higher doses of iodine can be harmful. I don't proclaim to have the answer to this question... There's no doubt you need iodine. But it's difficult to say precisely how much. I suspect the dosages recommended by Dr. Flechas, Dr. Brownstein, and others, may be too high, so I would encourage you to do your own research, and adopt a sensible, middle-of-the-road approach when it comes to iodine. I also want to clarify the difference between Iodine and Iodide. Iodine is the molecule that is taken up by cells in the body. However, Iodine is a gas and is not very available in food and supplements. Instead, it is the iodide form that is more stable and can be consumed. In the body, Iodide converted into Iodine which is the active form. Why Is Hypothyroidism More Prevalent in Women than Men? There is simply no question that optimizing your iodine levels is essential for thyroid health. Hypothyroidism disproportionately affects women at a rate of about 9 to 1 in the US. The reason for this is that the female hormone estrogen inhibits the absorption of iodine. According to Dr. Flechas, hypothyroidism is associated with up to 80-90 percent free estrogen levels, compared to the normal value of 40-60 percent free estrogen. Hyperthyroidism is associated with only 20 percent free estrogen levels, and low iodine intake can lead to a hyperestrogenic state. In his lecture, Dr. Flechas explains the interplaying dynamics of estrogen, thyroid hormones, and iodine at greater depth, so for more information, please set aside 40 minutes to watch the video above. Your Body Needs Iodine for More than Just Your Thyroid Dr. Flechas presents a number of interesting facts about iodine that is not widely known. For example, did you know that thyroid hormones are created not just in your thyroid, but also in a woman's ovaries (thyroid T2), and in the white blood cells of your bone marrow? Furthermore, iodine is not only required for proper function of your thyroid. Other tissues that absorb and use large amounts of iodine include: Breasts Salivary glands Pancreas Cerebral spinal fluid Skin Stomach Brain Thymus Iodine deficiency, or insufficiency, in any of these tissues will lead to dysfunction of that tissue. Hence the following symptoms could provide clues that you're not getting enough iodine in your diet. For example, iodine deficiency in: Salivary glands = inability to produce saliva, producing dry mouth Skin = dry skin, and lack of sweating. Three to four weeks of iodine supplementation will typically reverse this symptom, allowing your body to sweat normally again Brain = reduced alertness, and lowered IQ Muscles = nodules, scar tissue, pain, fibrosis, fibromyalgia To read the complete article follow this link
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healinggpnaturally
Nov 07, 2018
In Weekly Tips
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healinggpnaturally
Oct 31, 2018
In Weekly Tips
Here is the link for this weeks tips and tricks https://www.healinggpnaturally.info/so/f5MRCJixW
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healinggpnaturally
Oct 18, 2018
In Week 1 - Essential Oils
Turmeric – miracle spice From The Turmeric of Health Newsletter Yellow coloured Indian spice- ‘Turmeric’ is the powdered rhizome of the plant, Curcuma longa. Turmeric has been a part of the native Southeast Asian food. It is also a herb known to possess a number of healing properties which can be exploited to develop to modern medicines for the treatment of a broad range of ailments. Ayurveda contains years of documented scientific studies that prove therapeutic properties of turmeric such as anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antifungal, antibacterial, antidepressant, pain reliever, anticoagulant, antifertility, anti-diabetic etc. The medicinal properties of turmeric are primarily due to the curcuminoidcontent in it. Curcuminoids give a yellow colour to turmeric and generally make up 5% of turmeric composition. Mainly, three types of curcuminoids are there: curcumin (65–80%), demethoxycurcumin (15–25%), and bisdemethoxycurcumin (5–15%). It reduces inflammation Quite a bit of change regarding the concept of causative factors of depression is being made. One significant change that is now being acknowledged by scientists is inflammation serving as a causative factor for depression. A study published in BMC Medicine, 2013 acknowledges the presence of inflammation in depression and address the question as to where the depression comes from. Few of the factors that cause inflammation in depression include smoking, lack of sleep, vitamin D deficiency, poor diet and physical inactivity. Few surprising causes include psychosocial stressors and even dental cares. Diet, generally goes unnoticed, but modulating your diet can improve depressive symptoms. Poor diet can hamper good bacteria in your intestine and make your intestine permeable to infection and toxins- another inflammatory pathway. A recent observational study published in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2016 compares the symptoms of patients with depression and inflammation with those with depression alone. It was found that depression with inflammation was more chronic and persistent. Also, it was found to be associated with amotivation and higher BMI. Keeping these factors in mind, curcumin can be thought of as one-stop solution for inflammation in depression. Curcumin found in turmeric and other bioactive ingredients in turmeric have potent anti-inflammatory activity. Curcumin has unique anti-inflammatory action where it inhibits both COX and LOX enzyme- key players of inflammation. It also does not cause side effects caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Curcumin acts on as many as 30 multiple biochemical targets in order to relieve inflammation. This property makes turmeric beneficial in countering inflammation in depression. It has gastroprotective effect Yadav et. al have documented the gastroprotective action of curcumin. By virtue of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, curcumin reduces inflammation of the gastric lining. It benefits in various gastric conditions like IBD, IBS, H.pylori infection, gastric ulcers and even protects from drug induced gastric side effects. Excessive inflammation and poor diet can contribute to inflammation of the intestine and reduce the permeability of the intestine increasing susceptibility to infections. Dietary curcumin is found to protect from food pathogens and its anti-inflammatory property can protect stomach health. Animal study shows that curcumin complex can protect from stress induced gastric ulcers and also has antidepressant like effect. The gut-brain axis is the communication between brain and the intestinal functions. Disturbance in the intestinal microflora can contribute to conditions like anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome and even major depressive disorder. Our appetite is signalled by our brain. Similarly, the bacteria in our gut interact with our brain and disturbance of this bacterial flora indicates why depression presents with gastric symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder which indicates how emotions and stress factors affect digestion. A study published in Metabolic Brain Disease,2015 demonstrates that curcumin regulates gut-brain axis in irritable bowel syndrome by increasing the levels of serotonin and BDNF. A marked improvement in intestinal function and reduction in stress-related behaviour was observed. What does this mean? Curcumin protects the stomach from stress induced ulcers and digestive difficulties occurring in depression. Curcumin regulates the gut brain axis and this can help improve gastric and digestion related symptoms in depression. It attenuates anxiety and stress Anxiety is often associated with depression and is a condition where one can’t think clearly and is in a state where worrisome thoughts or fear is experienced constantly. High anxiety levels can even lead to panic attacks. Curcumin mediates anti-anxiety effect by regulating neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain which are required for its functioning). Wu et. al report that curcumin attenuates anxiety by boosting DHA levels. DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is an omega 3 fatty acid which is essential for brain function. Animal studies also show that curcumin’s antidepressant effect also protectsmemory, thinking and other brain functions from side effects of anxiety and stress. Haider et. al have shown how curcumin treatment protects from stress induced anxiety and strengthens memory. HPA axis is an intricate communication between three endocrine glands- hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands and this communication regulates mood, stress levels, digestion etc. An animal study reports that curcumin alleviates depressive symptoms in chronic stress by increasing the levels of proteins required for brain function such as BDNF and CREB and this in turn may affect the HPA axis favourably and reduce stress. What does this mean? Curcumin regulates the levels of various neurotransmitters and attenuates anxiety, stress and other cognitive deficits caused by it. It ameliorates sleep deprivation Depression often presents with symptoms such as insomnia and sleep deprivation on short term as well as long term has detrimental effects. It affects cognition, memory, ability to focus and to a certain extent motor function. Counteracting inflammation has been associated with improvement in sleep. Tumor necrosis factor is a protein that plays a very important role in inflammation. A study shows that inhibiting the activity of tumor necrosis factor actually brings about improvement in sleep in depressed patients. We have already covered in Benefit No 1. how curcumin’s anti-inflammatory action can help reduce inflammation in depression. This can also help improve sleep. Also this explains why readers not only experience a reduction in pain but also improvement in sleep pattern, when they consume Turmeric Milk before going to bed. Animal study shows that curcumin protects from sleep deprived deficits. It improved antioxidant defences, prevented weight loss and reduced anxiety symptoms caused by sleep deprivation. What does this mean? Dietary turmeric can improve sleep pattern and attenuate insomnia associated with depression. Based on reader experience consuming Turmeric Milk is found to improve sleep.
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healinggpnaturally
Oct 16, 2018
In Meet and Greet!
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Oct 15, 2018
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healinggpnaturally
Oct 11, 2018
In Meet and Greet!
We apologize for the glitch, we had such a good response we crashed the chat room! Please announce your self and ask a question if need be. Let us know how long you have been with us.
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healinggpnaturally
Aug 14, 2018
In Stress and Anxiety
One of our GP moms posted a question on FB about what can we do to help with stress and anxiety that is school related. This started a list of questions and people sharing their stress. In our book we give all kinds of examples, tools, and suggestions but sometimes you just need an extra helping hand to just take the edge off. I started digging around and remembered the benefits of 5-HTP I Here is a great article that shares some benefits of using 5-HTP Don't panic when you read number one about weight loss. This is for people that have a junk food diet and overweight. It does list some side effects but from my experience if you start with a small dose with food in the evening they do very well. So far all of my clients that have tried it has great results. This is not something to take as a on going basis but more so as desired to get you over the hump. The brand I suggest is BRI this seems the cleanest that I can find. Benefits of 5-HTP Studies done with the high quality 5-HTP supplements indicate that the substance may be beneficial for: Stress Relief: By raising serotonin levels in the brain, 5-HTP supplements may help to promote feelings of calm and counteract some of the physical and emotional effects of chronic stress. Depression: There is some evidence to suggest that taking 5-HTP supplements can promote a better brain chemical balance to ease symptoms of clinical depression. The best 5-HTP supplements may even be as effective as some anti-depressants. Insomnia: As serotonin is involved in the sleep-wake cycle, some researchers believe that 5-HTP supplements may help address insomnia and other sleep problems. Anxiety: The calming effects that 5-HTP supplements seem to have on the body and mind have made them an alternative remedy for generalized anxiety disorder. Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia pain often worsens due to stress. As a result, doctors may recommend 5-HTP supplements for patients with the condition, especially during periods of emotional turmoil or stress at work. Migraines: Migraine headaches that are alleviated by antidepressant medications may also be able to be addressed with the use of 5-HTP supplements. Obesity: Some very small studies indicate that 5-HTP supplements may assist with weight management by helping to control appetite. 5-HTP Dosage Guidelines If you are considering taking 5-HTP supplements, you should talk to your doctor about how much is right for your specific needs. Generally, adults are told to take 50 milligrams of 5-HTP one to three times per day for stress relief. Doses of 150 to 300 milligrams per day are often used for anxiety, depression and migraines, as studies show more 5-HTP is needed to address these conditions. General Safety Advice Before taking 5-HTP supplements, it is important to consider these safety tips: High doses of 5-HTP could be toxic. You should never take more than the manufacturer recommends or your doctor advises. Even the best 5-HTP supplements can cause some side effects, including nausea, gas, loss of appetite and heartburn. These symptoms often go away once the body adjusts to the supplement. 5-HTP supplements may not be safe for people with hypertension or diabetes. Because antidepressants also elevate serotonin levels, it is not safe to take 5-HTP supplements along with these medications. As with all supplements, people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from liver or kidney disease may not be able to safely take 5-HTP supplements. Never take any supplement without first consulting your health care practitioner.
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healinggpnaturally
Jul 31, 2018
In Week 5: Managing Emotions
Make sure you are receiving our emails. I will be sending new information and tools to empower you on this journey of wellness. Today is about using meditation and yoga for sadness and depression. We are all challenged from time to time with our emotions. This a great tool to use when you become challenged with the day to day activities.
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healinggpnaturally
Jul 22, 2018
In Welcome to HGPN!
It is very important that you post in the forum. This is where we will be communicating and posting live webinars. A new webinar will be posted this week. Watch for it! :-)
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healinggpnaturally
Jul 22, 2018
In Live Webinars
Hello HGPN members! We are extremely excited to offer you an a new platform called Expertise.TV This will be a great way to share ideas and learn how to improve the quality of your life and not just you but your family as well.
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healinggpnaturally
Feb 22, 2017
In Week 1 - Essential Oils
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