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Alex Hoggan talks with Dr. Masura Emoto about 2012 and the Mayan Calendar

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Alex Hoggan speaks with Dr. Masura Emoto.

 A world of which every living entity shares a part, and yet about which we know significantly little… Until the groundbreaking work of a pioneer Japanese researcher, Dr. Masura Emoto — whose astonishing discovery about water, documented photographically, changed most of what we didn’t know and led to a new consciousness of Earth’s most precious resource. “The messages from water are telling us to look inside ourselves”

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Anxiety

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Anxiety is not something to be taken lightly – especially not for the millions of people around the world suffering from it. When sever enough, anxiety can completely disrupt life. It can make getting though a simple day seem like the most difficult thing in the world. If you have any type of anxiety disorder, you know this to be true. What can be done for anxiety?

Identifying Anxiety:
If you have a serious problem with an anxiety disorder, you may feel symptoms such as a rapid a rapid heart rate brought on by stressful thoughts. This fast heartbeat may cause you to feel dizzy, cold, or clammy. It may seven cause you to faint and lose consciousness. This is one extremely severe symptom of an anxiety disorder, and it is commonly known as a panic attack. If this happens to you, it is in your best interest to see a medical doctor as soon as possible.

Another symptom of an anxiety disorder is the in ability to feel comfortable around other people. This is known as Social Anxiety Disorder. Such a problem can cause a great deal of stress and panic for the person suffering from it. Dealing with friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers can become a seemingly impossible task. A person suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder may not feel comfortable enough around others to hold a normal conversation. He or she may panic when asked a question, or feel incredibly self-conscious when all eyes are on him or her. Eventually, someone with social anxiety disorder will try to hide from social gatherings at any cost. He or she will keep to himself or herself and come across to others as extremely introverted.

Anxiety has other ways of coming out and wreaking havoc on the human brain. Some people have an incredibly difficult time even getting out of the bed in the morning, all due to the fact that as soon as they open their eyes, all they can think about is the negative things the day might bring. This type of anxiety is typically aggravated and set off by an underlying problem in the persons life, such as a death of someone close, the dissolution of a romantic relationship or a marriage, or another devastating event. In these cases, the anxiety can become so overwhelming that the person will eventually lose the ability to properly function mentally.

Managing Anxiety:
Although anxiety can, in some cases, be almost impossible to live normally with, there are many steps that can be taken to control the disorder. A person suffering from anxiety can see a medical doctor known as a psychologist, who deals with treating anxiety. A psychologist can routinely monitor a patient with anxiety and suggest relaxation techniques. Sometimes simply having someone to talk to can better the situation. In certain cases of extreme anxiety, where the anxiety is too disruptive in the patients every day life, a patient can be prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

Fantastic New Alkaline Water Ionizer

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Here is a video on the new Alkaline Water Ionizer that Alex Hoggan told me is now being sold at Water and Wellness Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. View this video for more information or contact Alex directly at 801.809.2887–

Written by Derrick Walker

January 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Neurofeedback in Salt Lake City, Utah

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The center at Brain Harmony Technology in Salt Lake City, Utah performs neurofeedback as an alternative therapy. Below is an article that talk about neruofeedback for peak athletic performance.

 

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Wired for Victory
Can a bunch of electrodes and a computer screen help you swim faster, sink your putts, and swish your free throws? By D.T. Max

With neurofeed-back, athletes train their brains—and get a jump on the competition. (Photo: Raymond Meier)
A quiet mind is a winning mind.

That’s why the players of the Italian soccer team AC Milan gather every two weeks in the Mind Room, a glassed-in facility at the team’s chic training complex. There, on zero-gravity recliners, listening to the soothing sounds of New Age music, they unwind. In a way. Each player’s head is fitted out with miniature electrodes that send a signal from his scalp to a computer, so while he relaxes he can also watch his brain waves play out, like a video game, as brightly colored zigs and zags on a monitor.

Every once in a while, an aberrant wave pattern flickers across the screen. The penalty kick missed against Juventus? Anger at being benched? When these sudden spikes appear, the player’s job is to use all of his mental discipline to banish the discordant thought—the anxiety response of the brain to a negative memory—and return to a neutral, open state, optimal for performance. Behind a wall of glass, the team’s sports psychologists watch the zigzagging lines too, the alpha, beta, and theta waves of the human mind in action, evaluating their stars’ focus and occasionally sending calming words through their earpieces.

 This procedure is called neurofeedback training. Many athletes swear by it and say it improves their performance, among them the tennis champion Mary Pierce and the Olympic gold-medal skier Hermann Maier, not to mention various players on the 2006 World Cup champion Italian soccer team. The goal of neurofeedback, which is becoming increasingly popular for professionals and amateurs alike, is to train the brain so that an athlete stays focused in competition. Experts have shown that a state of calm neutrality can help players perform better. The idea is that we damage ourselves when we can’t get past our irritations and, especially, our remembered failures—our airballs, unforced errors, or pushed one-foot putts. Think of Chuck Knoblauch, the Yankee second baseman whose first surprising throwing errors in the late 1990s started a negative feedback loop—ball after ball sailing into the stands until the former Gold Glove prematurely retired after the 2002 season. Neurofeedback tries to block this downward spiral of self-destructive doubting. When it works, it helps the player find “the zone” and stay in it. The notion that freedom from stress will make you a better athlete is hardly new. “You must swing smoothly to play golf well and you must be relaxed to swing smoothly,” Bobby Jones said decades ago. Thinking has always been stinking. But two things have changed since Jones’s time to make interventions like neurofeedback feasible. We can now define a relaxed state of mind with precision, and we seem to have proof that, once relaxed, the brain can be taught to stay that way.

The history of neurofeedback goes back to the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his conditioning experiments with dogs. Then, in the sixties, the sleep researcher Barry Sterman found that he was able to train cats to produce a particular brain wave called a sensorimotor response (SMR), which created a kind of suspended focus, a feline version of “the zone.” Sterman would go on to help found the discipline of neurofeedback in the seventies at UCLA, when EEG machines—electroencephalography is the grandfather of the discipline—were as big as refrigerators, with electrodes like suction cups. Today, the standard neurofeedback EEG amplifier is no bigger than a USB hub and the electrodes look like the earbuds from an iPod. A coach can carry a neurofeedback kit in his bag and clean up a player’s mind in a hotel room or at halftime. As a result, neurofeedback is going on nearly everywhere.

Written by Derrick Walker

December 21, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Zija Launch : Details at Water Wellness Center Salt Lake City, Utah

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Zija

Zija

The Zija Corp. is having an open convention and launch. Details are on the press release below. For more information about this wonderful product or to pick up a sample, contact Alex Hoggan at Water and Wellness Center at (801) 386-8175.

LOCAL COMPANY HOLDS NATIONAL LAUNCH CONVENTION IN HOMETOWN
Zija Executives Meet with International Distributors to Share Leadership Message

Salt Lake City, UT – November 7, 2006 – Zija International, the manufacturer of Zija, the world’s most nutritional and beneficial product made from the Moringa oleifera tree, today, announced the “Ignite Your Future” Zija Leadership Convention to be held November 10-11 at the Salt Lake City Courtyard Marriott.

The two-day convention will consist on Zija distributor activities. Friday will hold corporate tours, leadership reception and end the day with a black tie Recognition Gala. Saturday will feature two General Sessions. The first session will feature case studies and information from the Zija Executive team. The second General Session will be keynoted by author of Miracle Tree, Dr. Monica G. Marcu, Pharma.D., Ph.D. and Russ Bianchi the formulator of Zija and Zija’s product development consultant. The days festivities end with a “Dance Life In” casual attire dance with entertainment provided by new album release artist, Joslene Sovery.

There is a cost for the convention but everyone is welcome to participate. For more information visit http://www.drinklifein.com.

Zija International is the first and only networking company to channel Moringa’s dramatic properties into a satisfying, nourishing beverage called Zija. Zija is a patent-pending nutritional health beverage (100% natural liquid dietary supplement) made from all the nutrient-rich parts of the tree – leaves, fruits, seeds – to provide consumers with one natural source for over 90-plus verifiable vitamins, mineral and other vital nutrients including multiple antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent. Zija is Halal and Kosher certified.

For more information about the upcoming Zija Leadership Convention, please visit http://www.drinklifein.com or contact Rana Thomas at rthomas@drinklifein.com.

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ABOUT ZIJA INTERNATIONAL

Zija International exclusively manufactures and markets Zija, the only product in the world made from the most nutritional and beneficial parts of the Moringa oleifera plant. The most beneficial parts of the Moringa plant are used to provide your body with over 90 bio-available nutrients. To find out about all the ways you can Drink Life In® visit Zija at http://www.drinklifein.com.

ABOUT ZIJA

Zija is a patent-pending nutritional health beverage (100% natural liquid dietary supplement) formulated from the nutrient rich plant Moringa oleifera. The origin of the name Zija results from modern science and ancient wisdom. The “Z” is from Z-Atin™, an all-natural metabolic trigger that allows your body to absorb the wealth of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in Zija. The “ija” part is from the ancient term for the Moringa plant. To find out about all the ways you can Drink Life In® visit Zija at http://www.drinklifein.com.

Russ Bianchi
Russ is the formulator of Zija and is Zija’s product development consultant. Russ is founder and Managing Director of Adept Solutions, Inc., a global product development, formulation creation, and existing brand conversion firm. Russ is an expert in nutritional bioavailibity and a highly respected formulator of many recognized nutritional branded products. Russ Bianchi is an acclaimed speaker and author of food technology and nutritional articles, and has been quoted in the media.

Dr. Monica G. Marcu
Dr. Marcu is a highly respected researcher and clinical pharmacologist, having been “in love with trees,” as she puts it, ever since she can remember. This early love and fascination led her to study plants, particularly medicinal and healing plants, and her study and research of Moringa is incorporated in her book “Miracle Tree.” Dr. Marcu’s background as an expert on the nutrient-rich Moringa is impressive and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Dr. Marcu holds a Ph.D. (pharmacology), Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy), Nursing Degree, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is an acclaimed photographer of nature and wildlife, with exhibitions in many national galleries.

Written by Derrick Walker

October 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Water: the lubricant of life.

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Water: the lubricant of life
By Sue Pollock, ND PTC DHM DRM DCH DHTPGD.Phyto. PGD.Nutr. D.Ay.M

Water Wellness

Water Wellness

“One of the main causes of fatigue, toxemia, constipation, and premature aging is simply that most people don’t drink enough water”

A common statement found in literature everywhere Water is involved with every metabolic process, electrical exchange, biochemical pathway, physical and mental action in the body. Three quarters of the body is water. Our muscles are 70% water, our blood 82%, bones contain up to 25% water,

and our brain 85% water. If your body doesn’t get enough water it will have to recycle what it already has, this means it has to re-filter it through the kidneys placing extra burden on them and the liver.
Water is the element, which extracts nutrients from food, transports them to the blood, replenishes vital fluids, as well as help detoxify the body. Dehydration is one of the main causes of fluid retention.

The body is forced to store water if it’s not getting enough- the body’s survival mechanism. Dehydration is often the cause of chronic pain, including headaches and arthritis, one due to the concentration of acids and toxins recirculating the body and two, due to drying of the lubricating layer of interfacial tissue, causing friction (rubbing together), causing tissue inflammation and pain. Proportional to the volume of water that enters the stomach, a hormone / neurotransmitter “motilin” is secreted by the intestinal tract and can be measured in circulating blood. Motilin produces rhythmic contractions of the intestines- peristalsis.

Therefore dehydration may be the cause of abdominal pain, constipation, and colitis. The osmotic flow of water through the cell membrane can generate “hydroelectric” energy that is converted and stored in energy pools being important for all cellular processes including neurotransmission.

So how much water should we drink? Many authorities suggest 8-10 glasses per day (2-21/2 litres), but this can vary depending on body size, amount of physical activity and types of foods eaten. I like to suggest 1litre for every 25kg body weight, but if you suffer any illness, constipation or are detoxifying your body, you should double this quantity. There are so many different types of water we can drink and this can be a confusing issue for some, so I will discuss some of the different types of water available. If you do not have clean water, your body will have to do this for you, along all of it’s other jobs. We also need healthy water. I mean water that is health promoting and actually good for you.

Water authorities across Australia can legally add up to 50 different chemicals to tap water in order to “purify” it. All matter and energy has a vibration. It’s chemistry, structure and electromagnetic vibration will have an effect upon your chemistry, structure and function, electromagnetic vibration and brilliance.

Today’s tap water is “dead water”. It’s molecular structure and ability to carry chemical elements such as oxygen and nutrients is very poor. Any essential nutrients that may be in the water are most often locked up and bound to chemicals and debris that render them useless or of little benefit.

Boiled water- you can evaporate off chlorine and kill some micro-organisms by boiling water. However other chemicals, and all the dissolved solids remain, along with endotoxins from the killed bacteria. These endotoxins can produce pyrogens, which are actually more harmful than the live bacteria they replace.

Rain water – Raindrops form around airborne particles. Our air today tends to be so polluted that our rain is less a pure source of un-contaminated drinking water and more a cocktail of sulphuric acid, lead from petrol and diesel fumes, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and benzine derivatives from industry. Spring or mineral water, basically, you get what is coming out of the ground, and this can be quite different for individual springs. This water contains varying quantities of metals, salts of metals and other substances that leach into the underground basins. Aluminium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, as well as their sulphates and chlorides, can be present in widely ranging amounts. pH of one bottle I tested was 5.1 and they bragged about it!

This is why in this modern age, it is essential for you to invest in a good water treatment device. There are many good water treatment units on the market. My favorite is the Jupiter. More than just a filtration system, the Jupiter alkalises, ionizes and micro clusters the water.

What does that mean? Alkaline water can effectively neutralize acids in the blood an tissues. The water is charged with negative ions which function as a potent antioxidant to scavenge free radicals and to neutralize toxic substances in the blood. (Toxins are positively charged) Water that is micro-clustered (smaller molecular size) passes more easily into the cells and tissues of the body, hydrating the body more effectively. Many of you would have noticed that when you have a glass of water it feels like it just goes straight through. This happens less…….This water offers the body hydration, mineralisation, alkalization and detoxification.

Japan has heavily researched this water and found it successfully treated cancers, arthritis, immune dysfunction, hangovers, preventing premature agng, tissue detoxification, and protects the body from toxic contamination. Testimonials from users of this micro-water/alkalized etc, claim – disappearance of eczema, pain relief, candida control, better digestion, weight loss, increase in energy, loss of migraines, loss of chronic fatigue, arthritis, M.S depression and many more. In the clinic we have seen changes in peoples blood.

Before “Jupiter” water-Live Blood Analysis showed acid crystals and clumping of various cells, after drinking the water for 2 weeks, blood showed acid crystals had disappeared. Those doing an Ultimate Tissue Cleanse/detox program with colonics have been encouraged to drink the Jupiter water we have here at the clinic and those have done the cleanse both without and with the water have noticed many extra benefits.

You are invited to try the water yourself.

For more information on the Jupiter Alkaline Water System in Salt Lake City, please contact Alex Hoggan at Water and Wellness Center at (801) 386-8175.

Written by Derrick Walker

October 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Acid/Alkaline Balance In The Body

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Acid / Alkaline Balance In The Body
By Sue Pollock, ND PTC DHM DRM DCH DHT PGD.Phyto PGD.Nutr. D.Ay.M

“One of the main causes of fatigue, toxemia, constipation, and premature aging is simply that most people don’t drink enough water”

In last months ‘Here & Now’ we looked at what pH is and …. this month we look at what pH means to the body.

 

pH as we discussed last month is the “potential of hydrogen”, but in lay terms we are referring to the acid/alkaline balance of the body, pH is calibrated on a scale of 1 (very acidic) to 14 (very alkaline)

and 7 being neutral. Most of our body fluids run at a slightly alkaline state with the exception of stomach

fluids. Our blood has a pH value of 7.35 to 7.45, outside of this range death usually follows, so the body has many ways to counter any imbalances and create “homeostasis” or balance, for it’s main aim is for survival.

Most things that go between our lips these days are acidic, our lifestyles are generally considered acid-producing, and almost all forms of toxicity we expose our bodies to are acidic, our body has to work hard to give us alkaline blood. I see this daily in practice when performing Live Blood Analysis. Acid crystals of all colours – some from drugs, pesticide residue, alcohol, uric acid and assorted others from the body’s effort to dispose of these dangerous substances.

Our blood passes through the heart at a rate of approximately 130 Litres/Hour. The kidneys filter one litre of blood per minute and if clogged with acid wastes may cause kidney stones and inflammatory conditions of the bladder. Most of our blood passes through the liver every three minutes, doing an enourmous job of filtering toxic waste and acids from the bloodstream. The liver also produces enzymes to alkalise the blood. In liver enzyme studies, often referred to as Liver Function Tests, often show an elevation of these enzymes, signifying the liver is working overtime to reduce the acid wastes and toxins in the body, which means it hasn’t time to do many of it’s other functions. The liver is then forced to unburden itself of these excess acid wastes and deposit them in joints – causing arthritis, and muscles causing fibromyalgia and other problems.

Another way the body alkalises the blood is through the respiration (lungs), ever notice how when you’re sick (and usually more toxic) you seem to increase your respiratory rate, noticed more in children as panting.

Oxygen supports an alkaline environment in the blood and tissues. This is why breathing exercises, yoga etc are valued as good health practices. Oxygen not only gives more energy but helps to detoxify and alkalise the body. Another way the body deals with acidity is to ‘buffer’ with an alkaline mineral. The body’s most abundant alkaline mineral is calcium – found in bones and teeth. In my opinion, Osteoporosis is not caused by lack of calcium or of dairy products, but rather by the body having to beg, borrow and steal calcium from the bones etc for alkalising the body.

Stress comes into the equation here too, as stress uses up a lot of Magnesium (another alkaline mineral), and stress is also an acid producing lifestyle factor, robbing the body of both alkaline minerals. Both magnesium and calcium help to support each other. An acidic body is also a stress factor on the body, low magnesium and calcium cause us to stress more easily too – ‘vicious cycle syndrome’.

So where do all these acids come from and how can we deal with it? Most foods except fruits and vegetables are acid producing, stress as we’ve seen is acid producing, poor digestion from not chewing etc causes excess acid wastes, alcohol, drugs, junk food, smoking, toxic debris, shallow breathing – sedentary lifestyle, all add to our acidic load.

To see how acidic a person is we can do urine and saliva PH testing, Live Blood Analysis and iridology often shows a typical whitish (in blue iris only) ‘acidic wash’, mainly the iris’ look a white blue instead of deep Blue. The darker deviation from blue in the blue iris i.e. yellow or green over blue eyes shows green/hazel to brown iris the darker the discoloration over blue the more chronic the acidity and toxicity the body has retained. To tell in brown eyes, check if glassy, shiny, clear brown or muddy thick looking brown irises. (Be aware some factors in the iris are hereditary and you may not have manifest them).

To assist the body in being more alkaline we can choose to do any or all or combination of the following-eat an 80 % alkaline (fruit and vegetable) 20 % acidic diet (grains etc), supplement with alkaline substances such as Vege juices especially beetroot, carrot and virtually any greens, also liquid chlorophyll, powdered or fresh barley, wheat grasses, spirulina, chlorella, calcium and magnesium supplements, drinking alkaline water or ask for a brochure on Alkaline/Ionized water.

Deep diaphragmatic breathing, yoga, tai chi and detoxification processes to dredge the acid wastes are also important. Steams and saunas to dredge the skin-our largest eliminatory organ, along with body scrubs, daily before showering or bathing or in clinic with a Dead Sea salt scrubs and Mud wrap Massage.

Lungs as mentioned – breathing but also by the use of herbal oils in steam room and the use of negative ion generators.  Kidney and bladder can be drained with the use of herbal teas, drinking alkaline water to dilute and excrete acid wastes and toxins. And last but not least the colon cleansing.

 

Written by Derrick Walker

October 16, 2008 at 4:51 pm