Cleanse and detoxify the body

Most people suffering from chronic health conditions are dealing with a high toxic burden because there are 80,000 synthetic chemicals in the environment. This overwhelms their elimination organs, recirculates in the body and eventually gets lodged in organs and tissues. They weaken the immune system and trigger symptoms. Over 700 poisonous substances are present at detectable levels in the body of the average American adult, causing challenges to the immune system. The results of a study done by the Environmental Working Group revealed more than 300 toxic chemicals in newborn babies. It is important to eliminate all sources of synthetic chemicals in your environment, foods and beverages, and detoxify your body, especially if you are planning to get pregnant because the toxic load you are carrying can be transferred to your unborn fetus.

Each organ has a specific function in the detoxification process
Intestines The selectively permeable mucous membrane of the intestine absorbs nutrients into the bloodstream and they are transported to the liver, while it provides a barrier that blocks toxins from the rest of the body. However, most people have some degree of leaky gut, so pathogens and contaminants enter, and cause great harm.

Kidneys The kidneys are an important part of the elimination of toxins too. The kidneys' main function is to purify the blood by removing nitrogenous waste products from the blood, produced by metabolic processes and excreting them in the urine.

The liver processes everything you eat, drink, wear, touch and breathe. The liver filters out harmful toxins before they contaminate the body.

To get the most benefit from cleanses and do them in a way that prevents setbacks, it is important to understand the detoxification process.
Detoxification has two phases. Phase 1 - Enzymes help prepare the attachment site on the chemical where the body’s detoxification molicule will grab on. All these enzymes require minerals to make them work. Magnesium is always an important mineral in many of these pathways as well as zinc, copper, manganese, molybdenum and others. Electrons are shifted around on the chemical to prepare the attachment site for phase 2. Electron donors like vitamin C, r-alpha lipoic acid and many more antioxidants are also important.

In phase 2, a heavy detoxifier molecule the body has made like glutathione, is attached to the chemical that has been prepared in phase 1. Once it has attached to the chemical, it makes the chemical very heavy and also gives it polarity or electrical charge. This heavy polar chemical now is easily dragged out into the stool or urine so the body can eliminate it forever.

Glutathione is a tripeptide created by the body from three amino acids - glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. Glutathione can grab onto hundreds of types of environmental chemicals and drag them out of the blood into the liver, then into the bile which is stored in the gallbladder. From there it drops into the colon (which should be moving very well) and excreted into the toilet. If motility in the colon is slow, toxins will be reabsorbed through the intestinal wall, go back into general circulation and be reabsorbed. Zero progress! For every molecule of chemical that is detoxified, we use up (deplete or lose forever) a molecule of glutathione, plus a molecule of ATP or energy (vital force in the mitochondria). Now you can begin to appreciate how important your nutritional status is, and why it is so critical to focus on correcting deficiencies before starting to cleanse the body. A moderate to severely nutritionally deficient body doesn’t have a hope of making enough detoxifiers like glutathione to get the job done and leaves the body more deficient if you attempt detoxification before your nutritional status is sufficient. Then, you’ve got to ramp up on nutrients while detoxifying to supply what the body needs normally, plus what is required to detoxify. Perhaps this is why the cleanses you’ve done in the past didn’t produce the desired effect?

If you deplete your detox nutrient glutathione while detoxifying the trichlorethylene in your decaffeinated coffee, toxic chemicals from wearing a newly dry cleaned suit to work or other chemicals in your line of work like paint fumes, you will be negatively affected and experience symptoms while your coworkers will not because they have the nutrients to detoxify those toxicants at this time. Since the integrity of each person’s detoxification system is the major determinant of whether chemicals are detoxified or stored, let’s focus on your uniquely individual and beautifully complex biology so we do the right things at the proper time, when your body is best able to manage it.

Frequency: The work of detoxifying uses up and depletes nutrients. If you use up too many nutrients while detoxifying or you detoxify too often, your immune system weakens, instead of becoming stronger (the goal), and you become vulnerable to the next environmental chemical or pathogen that comes along.

The body likes slow, because it’s doing a LOT of work behind the scenes you are unaware of. For this reason it is critical to your success that you not be in a rush or try to progress to the next cleanse or repeat all the cleanses before your body has time to restock its nutritional inventory of vitamins and minerals.

Before you begin: Logically, if you are already deficient in any one required nutrient, you will not detoxify well or completely. First, you must prepare your body for detoxification by eliminating everything that causes you to not absorb nutrients and/or causes you to excrete them; coffee, alcohol, tobacco, processed foods, etc. Then, your body needs to receive vitamins, minerals and amino acids from nutrient rich whole foods and whole food sourced supplementation above and beyond what is required by someone who isn’t deficient. It’s the same as if your bank account has a $10,000 negative balance and you only put in what you need to pay your bills, the negative balance will be unaffected. You will stay deficient. Your nutritional deficiency needs to be corrected, in addition to what is needed by the body on a daily basis.

Chewing tobacco vs Cigarettes - Nicotine

Some have switched from absorbing nicotine through the lining of the lungs by smoking cigarettes to absorbing it sublingually while chewing tobacco. Nicotine cannot be absorbed efficiently in an acidic environment like that of the stomach, so that’s why tobacco isn’t consumed as a drink, like tea or coffee.

People may think chewing tobacco has "less" nicotine and is therefore safer than smoking cigarettes.


The question was asked on Sunson.com - " What dipping brand of tobacco has the most nicotine?"
A cigarette is about 12 mg of nicotine

Grizzly Wintergreen 30-36 mg pouch = 3 cigarettes
Odens Extreme is 22 mg pouch = almost 2 cigarettes
Snus 8 mg per pinch
Kodiak 11.3 mg per pinch
Copenhagen 13.9 mg per pinch
Skoal 11 mg per pinch
Red Man 8.6 mg per pinch

The answers to this question reveal that nicotine is a drug.

"Grizzly gets my vote for sure! I dipped their long cut mint & wintergreen for years and it still frequently gave me a buzz (even after years of use). Granted I wouldn't always get a buzz, but it was always strong. After I stopped dipping for 9 months (a work trip to China), I came home and threw a big pinch in and nearly lost control of my legs. I had to sit down, and take it out because my head was spinning like crazy. I only use Snus now, but Grizzly sure is strong. I still miss Grizzly wintergreen on occasion."

"I found the Thunder long-cut the most potent long-cut I have ever tried. After a roll of that I could
barely feel anything off of American dip."

"It seems like every dipper I've ever spoken to who has tried Grizzly WG , whether occasional or seasoned, has had at least one vomit-laden experience with it. Tends to turn people off WG altogether. Still pales in comparison to an Extra Stark."

"For taste and
buzz outside of Sweden you can't beat Copenhagen Black! A dip of that will light you up real nice"

Nicotine side effects and overdose symptoms

According to Webmd.com, MayoClinic.org & drugs.com, Homeopathic Materia Medica (matter - use in medicine) first created by Samuel Hahnemann who lived 1755-1843. Nausea
We've seen commercials about mouth and throat cancer presented by someone who's had it, but the whole body is affected.
  • Vomit
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Hahnemann describes, “Heaviness. Head drawn back with rigidity of muscles of neck and back.)
  • Dizziness - Hahnemann describes, “Dullness of head, dizziness, stupefaction (unable to think or feel properly).”
  • Symptoms of flu
  • Increased saliva in mouth
  • Unusual taste
  • Rash, hives or swelling of the skin
  • Red and itchy skin - Hahnemann describes, “Dryness of skin.”
  • Abdominal pain - Hahnemann describes, “Disagreeable sensation extending from stomach upwards and downwards." AND "Disagreeable sensation through while intestinal canal.”
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision - Hahnemann describes, “Indistinct vision.”
  • Pounding in the ears - Hahnemann describes, “Indistinct hearing, sensation as if ears filled with cotton.”
  • Hearing weakness or loss
  • General physical weakness or unusual tiredness
  • Heartburn
  • Mouth, tooth, jaw or neck pain
  • Problems with teeth
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Constriction of blood vessels causing increased blood pressure, hypertension and decreased blood flow to the heart, leads to chest pain and increased risk of myocardial infarction or heart attack. - Hahnemann describes, “Sensation of foreign body behind sternum.” AND “Pulse increased infrequency in direct proportion to dose. “ AND "Sensation of warmth in stomach, rapidly extending over chest and to head and like a streaming into tips of fingers and toes, not followed by sweat. Cold sweat.”
  • Increased heart rate (Chronotropic agent) = greater work load placed on the heart
  • Arrhythmias, palpitations, fast or irregular heart beat
  • Increased respiratory rate, paralysis of the respiratory system resulting in respiratory failure and death. - Hahnemann describes, “Pulse and respiration very irregular, sometimes becoming very rapid, sometimes sinking.”
  • Increased metabolic rate - weight loss or inability to maintain weight
  • Depressed appetite alternating with ravenous appetite.
  • Hahnemann also describes, MIND “Delirium with frightful vision. Inability to think or fix attention on any subject.”
  • “Brain-fag” (brain-tiring)
  • KIDNEY “Urgent desire, urine copious, increased.” Nutrients are being excreted.
  • RECTUM “Stool retarded (held back).” Constipation
  • SKIN “Dryness of skin.”
  • SLEEP “Sleepy, Restless night, sleepless.”
  • LIMBS “Formication (a sensation like insects crawling).” AND “Weakness of lowest limbs, on going up stairs.”
  • Dry mouth and burning sensation in the mouth
  • Hahnemman describes, “Sharp burning sensation in tongue. Scraping, burning taste, especially low down in throat.”
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Throat Irritation - Hahnemman describes “As though a sharp brush had been drawn through esophagus to stomach. Sensation of dysphagia (can't swallow).” AND “Dryness and scraping in throat.”
Large amounts of wintergreen leaf or oil can cause headache, stomach pain, and confusion.

There really is no "safe" amount of nicotine. It is a drug that causes the body to excrete nutrients, making it deficient of critical vitamins and minerals. Deficiency causes disease. It is just that simple. One example is vitamin C. People who consume nicotine, either by chewing tobacco or smoking it, suffers from severe vitamin C deficiency. Without vitamin C the body can’t produce enough adrenaline, adrenal steroids, neurotransmitters, and similar substances which maintain normal cellular functions. Fatigue forces you to consume “uppers”; sugar, coffee, tea, cigarette, alcohol, and even drugs in an attempt to achieve a quick remedy for tiredness caused by vitamin C deficiency.

The morning begins with a cup fo coffee and a sweet roll (sugar depletes nutrients) - a zero vitamin C breakfast that depletes vitamin C. Thus, you start your day with a negative C balance — a nutritionally disastrous circumstance. To make matters worse, you take several smoke breaks (nicotine) throughout the day, chew or are exposed to second hand cigarette smoke. A migraine develops so you take aspirin which causes the body to excrete and not absorb nutrients, followed by more coffee which acts as a diuretic causing your body to excrete nutrients in urine and sugar. What little vitamin C may have been in the tissues is thoroughly decimated by noon. Lunch is filled with nitrate treated meat and deep fried food which oxidizes vitamin C. Sinus congestion from the onset of a cold is remedied by antihistamines, which destroys vitamin C. This scenario continues into the next day, week, month, year.

A typical American menu: Commercial cereal sweetened with sugar, skim milk and orange juice (contains zero usable vitamin C) for breakfast. Perhaps eggs and bacon (nitrates). Lunch is a luncheon meat sub or burger with fries. Snack is a soda and potato chips. Dinner is a well done steak, mashed potatoes, bread with margarine, salad (iceberg lettuce, tomato, dressing), dessert and coffee with non-dairy creamer sugar, or artificial sweetener. Total vitamin C content consumed for the day is maybe 27 mg, if that. The coffee steals 5 mg, sugar takes 20 mg, food additives steal 10 mg, inorganic iron in flour products robs 20 mg and exhaust fumes from driving to and from work steals 20 mg. We live in a toxic world, and toxins from the air, water and food all destroy vitamin C. You get the idea. No-one should be surprised if this person suddenly dies of a heart attack, suffers a stroke or some other severe disease, or develops cancer at a young age. Just as vitamin C is destroyed by these habits, other crucial anti-stress and anti-cancer nutrients are depleted; vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, B vitamins, selenium, magnesium and calcium.

Mild vitamin C deficiency symptoms are often vague. With moderate deficiency, collagen production is adversely affected, leading to skin aging and cellulite production. Severe deficiency is associated with a wide range of degenerative diseases; cancer, heart disease, arthritis, lupus, diabetes, and lung disease. Smokers are especially susceptible to develop severe debilitating lung disease such as emphysema, cancer or heart disease because tobacco depletes vitamin C in the body and foods consumed when they are absorbed. Extreme deficiency: Warning — critical damage to internal organs is imminent unless the deficiency is corrected. It will cause damage to critical organs unless your deficiency is corrected quickly. Frequent dosage is necessary to maintain high blood levels. Prolonged vitamin C deficiency may result in degenerative changes within a number of tissues, including joints, spine, spleen, thymus, lymph glands, liver, adrenals, ovaries, heart, arteries, veins, testes, and thyroid gland. A lack of vitamin C also causes a reduction in interferon syntheses, and this chemical is the body’s most crucial anti-viral compound. Vitamin C deficiency may occur within white blood cells, which leads to a significant reduction in their microbial killing power. While scurvy is uncommon today, severe vitamin C deficiency affects millions of Americans who don't consume nicotine in any form.

People who smoke cigarettes and chew tobacco seem to have a greater susceptibility to developing thrush; Candida yeast infection growing in the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat and esophagus. Perhaps nicotine is creating an ideal condition in the throat and mouth, inviting Candida to grow there? It makes sense.

I’m not telling you what to do. I’m sharing with you my research that reveals a likely cause of many of your symptoms so you can make the best choice for you based on all available information. How you act on this information is up to you. I am here to help you, either way.

How to "quit"

Humans are anxious to improve their circumstances but unwilling to make the necessary changes that will improve their health or circumstances, so they remain bound. How many people do you know that say they want to change, but really, they don’t, because they haven’t. They may have attempted and been successful for weeks, months or even years, yet they return. There is a very simple reason why that happens. Or, they already know how, but they still don’t because the pain of staying the same hasn't exceeded the pain of change. They have disappointed and lied to themselves and others many times. What they've done isn’t working. You may think of them, "If they really wanted to __, they would have already done it." But, it's really not that simple.

The challenge is, while their spirit may want to change — their brain doesn’t want them to. The brain thinks change = death, even if what they are currently doing isn't healthy or safe, or may be dangerous. Staying the same is easier and less painful than change is. Your brain will always seek pleasure and avoid pain.

The truth is, going on as they have been is way more painful than the process of change. Change requires discontent. What will their life be like 5-10 years from now if they don’t change? You want to be better today than you were yesterday, and tomorrow you will be better than you were today, not worse. How do you make that happen?

You have to make it happen. Take control of your brain, and get mad about the pain that’s caused by not changing. That’s what you have to create.
  • Remove things that weigh on your subconscious mind. Remove the temptation.
  • Interrupt every previous pattern that induced or triggered your weakness. When you're standing in front of an open refrigerator door, looking for something to stuff in your mouth, ask yourself, "What do I truly need?" You are not hungry. Are you lonely, need social interaction, someone to talk to, dehydrated and need to drink water? No amount of food will fill that void, so get what you truly need. After a while, you will stop standing in front of an open refrigerator door, staring.
  • Make it impossible to stray off course. Set yourself up for success.
  • Don’t attach any negative emotion to the “change” or your new habit. Just do it.
  • Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. Visualize the outcome of every effort and make it reality.
  • Set your intention and create the results you desire.
  • Don’t be the only person who holds yourself accountable. Ask others to help reinforce yourself.
  • Do not track yourself, because focusing on “It’s been this many days since I” had or did the thing I’ve been trying to quit or change only keeps your focus on that thing and empowers it. Shift your focus to what you’ve replaced it with and empower that.
  • Own the results, as if you've already achieved it. Don't say, "I quit __." It is no longer part of you, so it doesn't exist. Let it go.
  • Success is progress, not perfection. If you fall back into an old habit, forgive yourself. You're not "starting over," you are just continuing on your journey. Learn the life lesson and move on.
  • The body is boss. It will make you sorry with symptoms until you submit to it's desires. It will let you know via the language of symptom that what you are doing isn't serving you. Symptoms will intensify and increase, insisting you pay attention. If you tell the body to "shut up" by turning off symptoms with medication, it will not work for long. Your body will break down because the cause of your symptoms has been ignored and not corrected.
  • Pain is a tremendous motivator and pain is your friend. Yes, pain is your best friend. Pain has your best interest as its primary goal, and it will make you get real with yourself. Pain will motivate you to make better choices and let you know when you've strayed off the path you want to be on.

Taking the homeopathic remedy “Nicotinum” can help reverse these symptoms, like an antidote, and assist you in coming off nicotine.

A fatty liver

The liver performs a greater number of functions in the body than any other organ. In particular, it is responsible for detoxifying external poisons from outside the body as well as endogenous toxins the body produces as a byproduct of various biological processes. The liver acts as the primary storage depot for nutrients: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and co-enzymes. It manufactures various cellular enzymes and proteins, including crucial antioxidant co-enzymes such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase. It aids in the metabolism of various hormones, including thyroid hormone, estrogen and adrenal steroids. The liver is responsible for detoxifying and decomposing the breakdown products of digestion, such as alcohol, drugs, fat-soluble vitamins, preservatives, artificial colors/flavors, and other molecular compounds, whether natural or synthetic.

All obese individuals suffer from impaired liver function, because the liver is the first internal organ to become infiltrated with fat. Fat deposits within liver cells, which are known as hepatocytes. This greatly impairs their ability to function. In the extreme this fat infiltration causes degeneration of liver cells. When weight is lost the liver cells regenerate and function returns to normal. In addition, certain nutrients, notably biotin, lipoic acid, thiamine, inositol, choline, and methionine aid in liver cell regeneration by reversing fatty liver. Taking herbal tonics which help purge the liver of fat.

Fatty liver

Symptoms of liver dysfunction include:

  • intolerance to alcohol, sugar, fatty foods and/or cooking oils
  • tendency to gain weight easily
  • blood sugar disturbances
  • pale, greasy stools that float
  • chronic indigestion unrelieved by antacids
  • foul-smelling bowel gas
  • sensitivity to chemical fumes, like exhaust and perfumes
  • high cholesterol and/or triglycerides, or excessively low total cholesterol - below 140 mg/dl
  • persistent sleepiness (narcolepsy) and/or fatigue
  • sudden hair loss
  • right-sided upper abdominal pain
  • chronic itching (pruritus)
  • dark circles and/or bags under the eyes
  • you are 20 or more pounds overweight
  • you have chronic constipation; fewer than one bowel movement per day
  • you have thick ridges on the fingernails
  • you have a low blood globulin level
  • you are diabetic
  • you have a tendency to bleed excessively; poor blood clotting
  • you have impaired immunity and/or immune deficiency
  • formation of gallstones and/or needing to have your gallbladder removed
  • elevated bilirubin and/or liver enzymes

Things that contribute to liver dysfunction include:
  • alcohol consumption - A single alcoholic drink kills a million liver cells, ultimately resulting in hepatitis and cirrhosis, as well as killing brain cells, and damages other organs also.
  • intestinal or hepatic parasites, giardia infection, or amoebic dysentary
  • taking prescription or OTC medications
  • past or current recreational drug use; marijuana, cocaine, heroine, etc.
  • taking cholesterol-lowering medications
  • working with or near toxic chemicals, present or past
  • taking birth control pills

It is critical to optimize liver function to prevent or reverse disease. Avoid direct contact with toxic compounds in and around your home and at work. Stop using personal hygiene products that contain harmful toxicants. Stop consuming processed foods that contain artificial food additives, sugars and other refined carbohydrates that impair liver function. Avoid hydrogenated oils entirely, including margarine, shortening, vegetable oils, and partially hydrogenated fats. These are all hepatotoxic. Consume foods which aid in liver detoxification such as ginger root, parsley, radishes, watercress, cilantro, turnips, raw nuts, seeds, turmeric, capers, dandelion, beets and beet greens, and garlic, leeks, onions. Do everything possible to reduce or eliminate medications with the help of your doctor. Work with someone knowledgable about cleansing the body to remove stored and recirculating toxins in the body.

I am here for you! Please reach out to me in an email if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to serving you.

The CDC cover-up about vaccines

Ever since evidence of vaccine side effects, especially their connection to inflammation of the brain and autism has come to light, vaccines have been a focus of controversy. Numerous vaccine injuries and side effects have been reported and documented. The National Vaccine Information Center has already awarded well over $3 billion to the families of children who have suffered vaccine injury. Yet, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine ignore evidence showing the link between DPT vaccine and autism. Vaccines, particularly the DPT vaccine (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) don’t seem to be subject to the same rigorous safety testing processes as other drugs. More vaccines are currently included in the U.S. early childhood vaccination schedule than at any other time in history. This is occurring at a time when the rate of autism in the U.S. is 1 in 65, or higher. We need to speak out and demand better safety policies for vaccines given to people in every stage of life. In about dozen states, governors and state legislatures are attempting to pass vaccine mandates. This would be catastrophic to the health of every person who receives them and the health of future generations into perpetuity.

A biased group exists behind the 2011 Institute of Medicine study has concluded that the evidence linking vaccines with autism is “inadequate” to prove or disprove a connection. Based on this study, the CDC proclaims on its website that “vaccines do not cause autism,” despite the fact that many other researchers feel very strongly against otherwise. If you read the 700+ page report, you will find that the researchers behind this study ignored existing research showing a correlation between vaccines and inflammation of the brain causing cognitive impairment (mental retardation), autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Most of the vaccines administered today contain aluminum and mercury as adjuvants. Aluminum and mercury are known neurotoxins even in small amounts. Infants and toddlers are receiving 50 times the safe amount of aluminum as determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The truth is, there are no “safe” amounts of these! Aluminum travels to the brain and impairs both the glial cells and neurons and predispose to inflammation of the brain, neurological problems (mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis) and immunological disorders. Aluminum has also been linked with the impairment of metabolic and cellular processes within the nervous system. Other side effects of vaccines include swelling and redness at the injection site, collapse, weakness, paralysis, shock, high fever and social withdrawal. Giving children vaccines with any amount of aluminum and mercury is playing roulette with their futures, and the fact that the CDC is denying and covering up vaccine dangers is criminal. It’s time to call out the CDC for its fraudulent and misleading policies and hold their policy makers who hide behind their positions in government personally responsible for the harm they cause the public. Meanwhile, adults in general and parents in particular must continue to be vigilant and discerning about medical interventions for themselves and their children.

Work-a-holic

Welcome to my world
I think the four months were to teach me a life lesson. I thought it was about saving a young dog with seizures and the family, but it wasn't. The intense stress and sleepless nights during September and October so weakened my immune system that I literally crashed the beginning of November. During that time, I got 6 new clients. Two of them were very draining, difficult people who sucked the life out of me. Isn't it interesting how the predator comes when you are weak. Not just the wee-beast (Enterovirus D68) I got, but people too.

I know when I am just the right person to help someone. People need a coach because they are stuck in the problem and can't see solutions. I see things they don't see. Things that are hindering their efforts. But when they have their own ideas about how I should work with them, we are not in alignment. I know what I share is what works. When they don't value the value I give, I must unburden myself so I can best serve my other clients. That's very stressful for me.

I've heard it takes 6 nights of quality sleep to make up for one night of no sleep. I have lived that out and I can tell you it's true! I'd been working 12 hours a day, seven days a week for months and was on top of my game. Then exhausting myself 24/7 those last 8 weeks knocked me on my butt for 7 weeks. I lived out how killing the pathogen doesn't work until your immune system is strong enough to route it out and restore homeostasis. Immunity is key! Yesterday was the first day I felt lighter, more energetic, a positive mindset, my sense of humor returned, and I was effortlessly self motivated again.

In my down time I watched holiday movies telling different versions of the same story about a workaholic, usually an executive working their way up the corporate ladder, who needs to experience some life changing event to see how off balance their life is. Had I become that person? In a way, yes.

I love what I do so much that I could do it all the time, but I must not work 7 days a week. Serving people is very draining. Not taking a break during the weekend causes me to be off balance, which makes me sick and depressed. It burns me out so I am drained and stop enjoying my work. I have to take care of myself so I can serve others from the overflow, not from an empty vessel.

Today, though I am still coughing and not 100% yet, I know healing happens when the life lesson is learned and the mind makes a shift. I am visualizing the life I want and creating my business to comply (not compete) with that. I am setting my intention this morning and building balance into my schedule.

One sign my health is returning is my passion and purpose are motivating me again. However, I now know the consequence of not taking time off is that it makes me less effective. I need to ferociously protect my "off" time. Every morning I will step into the schedule and organization that best serves me and those I serve. I visualize it a lock in on the feeling of accomplishing it. I must be in vibrational alignment with everything I want to experience. Nothing and no-one else will be drawn to me.

I visualize who I want to serve and attract purpose driven clients, not bargain hunters. As I evolve others lives, I evolve too. As I grow, my business grows. How do I want my clients to be with me? I want the way I show up and feel to be a welcome place for clients. No more anxiety about opening my emails. It's an opportunity to give my gift. I reply knowing someone is on the other side who needs the unique and highly specialized service I offer.

Value myself first. My service is not a commodity or purchase. I offer my experience, knowledge, support, encouragement, intellectual property, guidance, skills, tools, and the opportunity for a life-restored. I value others and what I can do for them, and they will value my offering. I give clients value and they give me value in return. They think, "If this is what she gives for free, what she charges for must be so amazing. I've got to work with her." It's a win - win for both. This is the vision I have.

Why I don't like Fabreeze

Recently, I traveled by train and someone (who didn't work for Amtrak) kept walking the length of the train spraying Fabreeze. I insisted that he stop. I've also encountered it in public restrooms.

I looked up the ingredients in this popular air freshener spray and what I found was not surprising, because my body told me on more than one occasion, "This is very bad for me."

The ingredients in Fabreeze, as provided on their website, include: Cyclodextrin, Dimethizone, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzisothiazone, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Diethylene Glycol, and Polyamine Polymer.

I researched these ingredients, and this is what I found.

Cyclodextrin increases permeability through mucous membranes and as a result, increases the bioavailability of other ingredients into tissues.

Dimethizone is a silicon-based polymer that creates a plastic-like barrier in tissues that traps bacteria and impurities. It is in cosmetics, which accumulates just under the skin and causes damage, but airborne I hate to think of what it does in the lungs.

Sodium Hydroxide is a corrosive acid that decomposes proteins and lipids (fats) in living tissue, causing chemical burns. Again, in the lungs this is a problem.

Benzisothiazone is toxic. It irritates skin, eyes and lungs. It is linked to systemic contact dermatitis via airborne contact. There are no safe levels.

Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride has been found to cause infertility and birth defects.

Diethylene Glycol is not allowed in food and drugs due to its toxic effects. It has been used as a counterfeit ingredient for glycine (glycerol) or propylene glycol in cheap products, has caused mass poisonings and many deaths in different countries around the world. Symptoms of poisoning begin with gastrointestinal symptoms, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and neurological sumptoms; including central nervous system depression and mild hypertension. Then, metabolic acidosis resulting in kidney failure. Also, hypertension, tachycardia, cardiac dysrhythmia, pancreatitis, hyperkalcemia and mild hypoatremia. Finally, lethargy, facial paralysis, dyspnoea, dilated/nonreactive pupils, quadriplegia and coma leading to death within 10 days of consumption. Perhaps you aren't drinking it, but it is absorbed into the blood stream from the mucous lining of the lungs as lower concentrations. Consider that perhaps your milder symptoms could be caused by chronic, low level exposure to this avoidable toxin, which is being made more bioavailable due to the first ingredient listed.