Monday, November 8, 2010

Personal experiences from Foot zoning

I am the worlds biggest skeptic. I went to Jill for foot zoning when I experienced a few health issues like significant hair loss, knee problems and poor circulation. I remember calling to make that first appointment and using very few words because I did not want her to have any clue what my issues were, it was a test! She discovered multiple problem spots while working on me and I just scheduled my fourth session. I'm a believer!

Lori L

The other day my daughter called me because her 3 year old had swallowed a round  piece of hard candy and it was stuck in her esophagus.  She wasn't choking, but it wouldn't go down and she didn't know what to do for her.  My first thought was for her to give her warm water so it would start to dissolve and go down as it got smaller, but my second thought worked a lot faster.  I told her to pick up her left foot and I explained to her where the esophagus is on the foot and told her to rub in downward several times.  After about 3 times the candy moved down and was not stuck any more.  

I have another client that was having a hard time swallowing.  He has a hyetal  (sp?)hernia and it was causing him a lot of grief and he could hardly swallow his food.  I worked on the esophagus once again and the cardio valve several times and he found great relief and was able to swallow again.  

My son in law suffers from pretty serious hip pain.  He went to different types of drs. trying to find relief for the pain.  When I learned how to do foot zones, he was so thrilled because he found great relief after getting a footzone.  He is able to go sometimes more than a week with no pain after getting a foot zone.  

I have a client that is almost 91 and she suffered from really bad leg cramps.  They would keep her up at night.  I started giving her foot zones and she no longer suffers from the leg cramps at night unless she goes too long in between having a zone.  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Essential Oils

I love using essential oils. The more I use them the more I love them. I have seen wonderful results from using the oils and they are 100% natural and 100% good for you. No side effects that you get from medicines.
Here are a few facts about essential oils:
  • They regenerate and oxygenate our cells
  • They help build our immune systems
  • Pure essential oils can be up to 70 times more potent than dried herbs
  • They are so small in molecular size that they can quickly penetrate the skin.
  • They are lipid soluble and are capable of penetrating cell walls. In fact, essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and then be metabolized like other nutrients.
  • Essential oils contain oxygen molecules which help to transport nutrients to the starving human cells. Because a nutritional deficiency is an oxygen deficiency, disease begins when the cells lack the oxygen for proper nutrient assimilation. By providing the needed oxygen, essential oils also work to stimulate the immune system.
  • Essential oils are very powerful antioxidants.
  • Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-infectious , antimicrobial, anti-tumor, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and antiseptic.
  • Essential oils may detoxify the cells in the body
  • Essential oils containing sequiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood brain barrier
In short, oils are very good for you! I have put oils on my husband's back when he was in pain and the pain was gone within 5 minutes! I have been able to get the pain out of my knees with oils and foot zones.
Butterfly Expressions is the brand of oils that I sell. They are 100% pure and they are very affordable. The company is focused on helping people and not in making a lot of money. The company is not a multi level company, so there are not layers of people making money on one bottle of oil. I keep some oils on hand and the others can be ordered and delivered within 2 or 3 days.

Monday, June 28, 2010

What is a foot zone?

Foot Zone Balancing or Foot Zoning is one of the best alternative methods to full body rejuvenation and repair. Although similar to reflexology, Foot Zone Balance is much more. It is a very in depth modality that can stimulate the body in its entirety.
Although there are many ways of accessing the body, we have found that the Foot Zone technique to be one of the most complete and accurate modalities, practiced today. Many people have experienced remarkable relief from common ailments as headaches, back pain, digestive and sleep disorders, depression, auto immune failure, the common cold/flu, relief and of stress, and many other health problems.

Information on the history of Foot Zoning:

The art of activating the energy signals on the feet to make corrections in the body can be traced back to many thousands of years. Pictographs from Egyptian tombs show people having treatments on their hands and feet. Paintings from China also show similar treatments being done on the feet.

The modern modalities are know by several different names such as : zone therapy, foot zone balance, energy zone work, reflexology to name a few.

The recent history in the United States began with Dr. William H. Fitzgerald M.D. In the early part of the 1900's he learned of the 10 invisible energy zones that run up and down on the body. Five on each side, extending from the ends of the toes and fingers to corresponding zones in the body. These Zones are made up purely of Energy. Dr. Fitzgerald recognized that by applying direct pressure to certain areas of the "zones" of the body he could "stop pain" or create an anesthetic reaction in the corresponding part of the body within the same zone.

Dr. Edwin Bowers adn Dr. george Starr, colleagues of Dr. Fitzgerald, popularized this modality further by teaching others their method, which they called zone therapy.

Dr. Je Riley M.D., N.D., practiced this method extensively, building upon the foundation and theories of Zone Therapy. Eunice D. Ingham, a therapist in his office developed her own modality, naming it Reflexology.

Various forms of energy work through the feet have been around for centuries, yet because of its uniform development world wide, no one culture can be given sole credit for its evolution.

Early evidence exists in forms of Egyptian hieroglyphs dating back 3000 B.C. These drawings, the first known documentation of energy work through the hands and feet, were found on the walls of a physician's tomb.

These pictures show the physicians applying pressure with his hands to the soles of the patient's feet. These practices were shown along side the other medical disciplines of their time like Pharmacology, Child birthing, dentistry, embalming and circumcision.

Energy Work through the feet also has roots from ancient East Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Grecian, Russian, and European sources. Primitive African and Native American Indian cultures have also developed their own modality of healing through the feet.

In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the hands - on healing techniques. As people become disenchanted with modern medicine, having little or no results with drug-based methods of healing, they are looking for other ways to access their body to get the healing results they want.

Simply put, people today are rediscovering that "nature" has always provided us with the means to heal ourselves and maintain good health and balance.

So What is the Foot Zone Technique?
The human body, believe it or not, is the most efficient electrical instrument in this universe. There is energy moving in, out, around, and through our bodies at all times. Our body's energy movement is vibrating at a rate of 186,300 miles per second (the speed of light) This is called frequency. The frequency of our individual cells in our body resonate together to create their purpose in life. When energy gets disrupted by some sort of imbalance, it causes that energy to vibrate at an incorrect frequency, causing a state of imbalance in our bodies.

Our intent, with energy work through our feet, is to access the energy meridians and stimulate the signals. By doing this, the body will go back to its original state of vibration and resonate harmony throughout the body. It becomes possible to influence these forms of energy, allowing our body to once again rejuvenate restore and rebuild itself. For example, a globe in a chandelier will vibrate when a harmony and resonance with a certain key on a piano when that tone is in key. Our intent with the Foot Zone is to bring our bodies back into harmony and allow each cell to resonate at its intended frequency.

A way to explain what is done is to think of your feet as being a keyboard and your body as a computer. Unless you are Bill Gates, you may never understand how typing something on the keyboard gets up on the screen, but we know it works. There are programs that are running at all times, many that we are unaware of. What we are doing in the feet is accessing the different programs and cleaning out the junk on the "computer". Maybe we are doing some program repairs, or a virus scan, or cleaning out the old programs that slow the computer down and putting in new updates.

God knew what he was doing when He created our bodies. Our bodies know ho to heal and have been programmed to do so from the beginning. But sometimes in today's society, with all the toxins, disruptive habits, stress, emotion, and lifestyle, not to mention all of the viruses and sickness that are around us today, it may need a boost in the right direction.

1. Release of tension
2. Cleansing the body of toxins.
3. Improvement in circulation.
4. Accurate and current assessment of the body's energy system.
5. An increase of the body's energy system.
6. Creates a state of homeostasis and balance.
7. Preventative health care
8. Helps build a strong immune system
9. A quicker response time for health after injury or illness
10. Relationships can be improved
11. Harmony and peace into your home and life.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Home Remedies

Barley Water: ( I always double this recipe)
1/2 C barley (fresh raw)
8 Cups Water
Boil for 25 minutes
Strain the water into a container. (Use the Barley for a soup)
1 Tablespoon Raw honey
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Cool with ice

12 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil
OR: 2 drops of lemon essential oil and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons (zest if possible)
and 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Let sit for 2 hours and then refrigerate

Cold relief ( drink a gallon in a 24 hour time period, then sip through out the day until symptons clear)
Arthritis relief: drink daily
upset stomach
asthma relief
restores mother's milk
Balances hormones
mouth sores
sore throat
urinary tract infections
**more information: Barley is very nutritious on its own. It is also anti-inflamatory, particularly to the urinary and digestive systems. It is frequently used in the treatment of respiratory disorders as prescribed by natural medicine practitioners of all sorts.

4 tablespoons pure honey dissolve in a small amount of warm water
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
7 - 100 drops of Cayenne pepper tincture (buy at a health food store) start with 7 drops and add to it. You want it hot but drinkable. (I didn't have tincture and I used 1/4 tsp of powered cayenne or add to be as hot as you can stand it)
Add this into a quart jar and fill the rest with pure water.
Keep refridgerated and drink over 2 days
Do this twice!
This brew is good at kicking any type of infection (colds, mono, yeast, sinus, uterine, bladder, etc.)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Benefits of Redmond Clay

Millions of years ago, long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a range of volcanoes erupted, spreading volcanic ash across the ancient Sundance Sea. The water in this sea evaporated leaving behind a bed of mineral-rich sodium bentonite.

Near the small town of Redmond, Utah, we carefully extract this ancient volcanic ash, now resting deep within the earth and bring it to you in its pure, natural state. Redmond Clay contains more than 50 natural trace minerals essential to human health.

About Redmond Clay

The Redmond Clay Story

Millions of years ago before modern pollutants contaminated the Earth, a range of volcanoes erupted -- sending volcanic ash into the water of the ancient Sundance Sea that covered much of North America. The water in this sea evaporated, leaving behind a bed of mineral rich sodium bentonite.

Fremont Indians living in what is now rural Southern Utah once told tales of the healing properties of this clay deposit, which the legend holds was discovered when the natives noticed herds of deer frequently gathering to nibble at the soil around the deposit. Native Americans were known to carry a ball of clay with them in their packs, dissolving some in water and with their meals to ward off the effects of stomach ailments and food infections and the practice persisted for generations.

During the 1960’s the Bosshardt family began experimenting with the clay deposit on their property, using it as the Indians had to treat bee stings and upset stomach and eventually began hearing from local health food stores inquiring about the benefits of the clay. The interest prompted them to send a sample to be tested in a lab and when the results showed it was safe for human use the family began selling the healing clay under the name Redmond Clay.

Redmond Clay has grown up a bit since then, but the product remains as pure as it was when the Fremonts discovered its uses. We carefully extract this ancient volcanic ash from deep within the earth, bringing it to you in its pure, natural state. Many people consider it their first aid kit in a bag.

Redmond Clay: A clay of 1,000 uses

Redmond Clay helps eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, such as stomach flu and parasites (parasites are unable go reproduce in the presence of clay). Works well with burns, bug bites, detoxification, etc. Clay can be used externally in many ways such as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and in skin care applications. In addition, it can be taken internally with water or spread upon food.

Take Internally

Mix 1 teaspoon of dry powder clay in half glass of water, stir it up, and let it sit 6 to 8 hours. Then drink either the clear liquid off the top, or stir it up and drink all of it. Depending on your liking, you can drink it in the morning, throughout the day, or in the evening. People find that the clay water tastes better cold than at room temperature.

Because the clay draws toxins to itself, some conditions may appear worse before they get better.

Do not leave metal in contact with the wet clay, as it will quickly rust.

Conveniently, have Redmond Clay available to drink by adding a 1/4 cup of dry powder Redmond Clay to a two/three quart glass pitcher of water, stir it briskly and put it in the refrigerator. Within a few hours the clay will settle to the bottom and most of the water will be clear. Drink freely, and when the water levels get low just wash out the remaining sediments and start over. In the book, Our Earth Our Cure, notes that drinking the clear water off the top gives basically the same results as drinking the clay itself.

Some sources recommend that you drink the clay water once a day. However, we have received feedback from customers that have had great success drinking it multiple times a day and other drink as the need arises.

Apply Externally

Prepare Redmond Clay for external use by mixing it with enough water to make a gel about the consistency of mustard. Use filtered or distilled water when available, but you can use tap water as well. Once mixed it will never dry out, separate, or go bad as long as you store it in an air tight container. If it does start to dry out, simply add more water and stir. The Redmond Clay gel can be stored in the fridge, the cupboard, or car, heat and cold do not affect it.

There are many different ways of using the clay externally. One of the best ways is to apply it generously in a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch layer directly on the skin. An alternative that allows for more mobility is to apply the gel to a piece of cheese cloth, fold the cloth as if making a burrito, ad secure to the skin with an ace bandage

After applying there are several options.

  • Uncovered: Some people put on the clay and leave it uncovered so that it dries out within an hour. As it dries, it will draw or pull.
  • Covered with a cloth: Covering the Redmond Clay with a cloth will hold it in place and cause the clay to dry slower. Doing this enables you to leave the clay on overnight or to walk around the house without getting wet clay all over the furniture. Wetting the cloth with water will slow the drying rate and cause more of a cooling sensation.
  • Using the Dry Redmond Clay: People say using it as baby powder causes diaper rash to disappear by the next diaper change. Some people feel that sprinkling the dry Redmond Clay on an open, infected wound causes more of a drawing/healing action that using the gel.
  • Clay baths: Many people in the health food industry feel that the skin is a primary avenue for detoxification. Putting Redmond Clay in the bath seems to increase the drawing effect which helps people detoxify. To use the clay for a clay bath, simply add 1 to 2 cups of Redmond Clay under the faucet as you fill the tub of hot water. Soak in it for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • An alternate technique is to do a foot bath. To do this, simply put 3 tablespoons of the Redmond Clay in a pan of water and soak your feet for 30 - 45 minutes.

Questions About Redmond Clay

What is clay?

Clay is a natural earthly material, which becomes plastic when wet. Basically, clay is a large family of minerals. Within this family, there are sub families, one of which is montmorillonite. In the montromillonite family there are sub families, one of which is bentonite. In the bentonite family there is a sodium bentonite and clasum bentonite, each having different properties. According to geologists, sodium bentonite is volcanic ash that fell in seawater, calcium bentonite is volcanic ash which fell in fresh water. Even in the sodium bentonites, there are differences in properties and qualities.

Bentonite, a volcanic ash, is pure natural--a product of Mother Nature.

Bentonite is one of the volcanic ashes. It is not a drug or chemical composition made in a laboratory. It is a product of Mother Earth. Bentonite in ages past was blown into the sky by volcanic action, which sifted down to help impregnate the soil with its 25 to 35 trace minerals. Bentonite, under a high-power microscope is seen as extremely minute rectangular particles, similar in shape to a business card. When hydrated, it generates and maintains a very strong electromagnetic field, which allows it to attract and hold unwanted, non-nutritive substances such as pesticides and other toxins so that they can be eliminated from the body.

What does the clay do for my body?

Clay naturally rids the body of toxins, helping eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections such as stomach flu and parasites. (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay).

The negatively charged clay attracts positively charged particles (toxins). By in large, most toxic poisons are positively charged. These toxins are irresistibly drawn toward the clay. The very minuteness of the particles of Bentonite gives a large surgace area in proportion to the volume used, thus enabling it to pick up many times its weight in positively charged particles. One gram of the product has a surface of 800 square meters. The greater the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles.

Will the aluminum in the clay hurt me?

The aluminum in the sodium bentonite cannot be absorbed by the body. Both the negative charged bentonite and negative charged cells of the stomach repel each other like polar opposites. This stops bentonite from entering our bodies.

How does the clay work?

Bentonite has many attributes that contribute to its absorbing power. Our analysis shows that it contains many minerals. Secondly, bentonite has a negative electrical charge, attracting positively-charged toxins. In addition, the formation of bentonite resembles tiny business card shapes with the wide surfaces having a negative charge and the edges having a positive charge, providing for a powerful pulling effect. Bentonite clay also is able to pull toxins many times over its own weight. ds

According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 (1985), 50-53), bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold) and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.

Bentonite has unusual attributes when combined with water. The electrical and molecular formation of clay quickly takes a different form. This produces a powerful electric charge that has the ability to absorb toxic elements from the intestinal tract of other poisons into its core and stores it.

Basically, when the caly gets wet, it swells similar to a sponge and draws toxins into its center. Once the electric charge has pulled the toxins, they are never released.

What are the historical uses of clay?

Bentonite Mineral Clay (Montmorillonite) comes from the city of Montmorillon, France. However, the use of clay for medicinal purposes has been around for generations. Common to Greeks and Romans, clay healed fractures, and the famous Greek doctor Dioscoride noted it’s “extraordinary strength” for healing. While Native Americans referred to it as “Ee-Wah-Kee” meaning “The-Mud-That-Heals” It was also known that Tribes in Africa used clay as a purgative and for diarrhea relief. Dr. Weston A. Price, well known dentist in the “30’s, found that natives knapsacks contained food smothered in a ball shape with clay. This helped prevent what was called “sick stomach”.

Somewhere in the 1800s’ clay became known in Europe as a healing agent. In fact, during World War II, Russian and French soldiers partook mandatory rations of clay to avoid wide spread diarrhea reaping havoc on nearby troops.

Studies show that the use of volcanic ah internally goes back to the Indians of the high Andes mountains, tribes in Central Africa and the aborigines of Australia. Taken internally, it supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins.

This clay has been used for thousands of years as both an internal and external purification aid. The Egyptians used it to preserve their famous mummies. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it to restore health. The great German Naturopaths of the last century hailed clay as one of nature’s great remedies. Mahatma Ghandi advocated the use of clay for health and purification. Numerous so-called primitive tribes have used clay for both internal and external purification.

Is Clay safe to eat?

Bentonite clay is increasingly used both internally and externally by those interested in natural remedies, and it is included on the FDA’s famous “GRAS” list, which stands for “Generally Recognized as Safe.” With increasing public knowledge about minerals, some have expressed concern over the presence of small amounts of aluminum in bentonite clay. However, Dr. Anderson himself, and numerous others who have used Bentonite clay extensively with his cleanse program, have had hair analyses done which indicated that the body does not absorb aluminum from bentonite.

Is clay safe to eat with medications and supplements?

The drawing power of clay will absorb the effectiveness of anything you are taking orally. You should wait at least an hour after drinking Redmond Clay before you ingest pills, herbs, or supplements.