Heal Yourself with Bach Flower Remedies

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Heal Yourself with Bach Flower Remedies

Do you ever wish there was a magic tonic you could drink that would rid you of negative emotions? Something you could take when you’re overwhelmed, afraid, or just downright angry? What if we told you the answer may be hiding in the many beautiful flowers native to our world?

Bach Flower Remedies can be a fantastic natural way to deal with negative emotions. Read on to learn more about these remedies and how they can be used to fight negative emotions.

What Are Bach Flower Remedies?

Bach Flower Remedies mix low concentrations of flower essence with water and brandy to create a natural treatment. It’s important to note that these remedies are 27 percent alcohol, so don’t use them if you’re pregnant, you’ve dealt with addiction issues in the past, or you can’t consume alcohol for another reason. Always talk to your doctor before starting a new supplement or treatment to make sure it’s safe for your unique body.

Remedies for Anger

Cherry Plum

The focus of cherry plum Bach Flower Remedies is “Be in control.” This remedy focuses on giving you clarity in chaotic moments and helping you to keep anger and rage in check. It gives you the extra support you need to stay cool and in control during those stressful moments.

Holly

Holly Bach Flower Remedies focus on “Goodwill towards others.” Oftentimes, you may feel jealous or suspicious of the people around you, and you may find yourself making judgments about them. This remedy helps to encourage the positive potential you need to be open-hearted and undemanding.

Chicory

Bach Flower Remedies chicory is meant to help you to love unconditionally. You may find that your anger stems from a place of overprotection or a need to control the situation. Chicory may help you to take a needed step back and care for the people in your life without expecting anything in return.

Beech

The focus for beech Back Flower Remedies is “Be more tolerant.” For many people, anger is a result of previous conceptions, rigid attitudes, and an intolerance for imperfection. Beech remedies can help you to become more tolerant, releasing those limits and your anger along with them.

Vine

Vine Bach Flower Remedies may help you to motivate, rather than dominate, in leadership situations. When we’re in positions of power, we may feel that we need to hold that ground and remain firmly in charge. Vine remedies help you to express a more positive side of leadership, being flexible and sharing your opinions without intimidation.

Remedies for Anxiety

Aspen

The aspen Bach Flower Remedies motto is “Feel secure,” making it a perfect foil for anxiety. Our fear may spring from a lack of inner peace and security that makes us feel on edge. Aspen may help to improve your confidence, making it easier for you to tackle uncertain situations.

Elm

The elm Bach Flower Remedy focus, “Be efficient,” is perfect for anyone struggling with productivity due to anxiety. When our anxiety ramps up, we may often find that we have trouble checking things off our to-do list. Elm can help you to keep perspective, stay calm, and avoid the vicious cycle of being overwhelmed.

Mimulus

Mimulus is one of the classic Bach Flower Remedies for anxiety with its motto “Face your fears.” We all live with fear, worry, and anxiety each day, but we don’t have to let it overcome us. Mimulus can give you the positive energy to stand up to what scares you and enjoy your life without fear.

Red Chestnut

Red chestnut Bach Flower Remedies focus on “Peace of mind.” Sometimes, our fear can spring from a place of love and caring, as we worry about the people we are close to. Red chestnut helps you to foster compassion for the special people in your life without all the anxiety that can impact those relationships.

Rock Rose

The focus phrase for rock rose Bach Flower Remedies is “Have courage,” a mantra many of us may need badly during the hard times of our lives. When we find ourselves in times of trouble, we may get overwhelmed by a sense of panic. Rock rose replaces that overwhelm with a deep sense of calm and courage to face the present situation.

Remedies for Sadness

Gentian

Gentian Bach Flower Remedies is designed for the moments of doubt and despair in your life, when you need to “accept setbacks.” As we go through hard times in life, we may be overcome by negative energy and deep feelings of sadness. Gentian can help you regain your positive potential and face your challenges with conviction.

Gorse

When those times of sadness arrive, gorse Bach Flower Remedies can help us to “have hope.” You may find yourself looking for any sign of light and hope during the hard times. Gorse can renew your positive potential and optimistic outlook to help you find the light in dark moments.

Wild Rose

Wild rose Bach Flower Remedies are meant to help you “show enthusiasm.” Sometimes, your sadness may not be due to a specific problem, but rather a more general feeling of apathy. Wild rose can help to reignite your passion for life and help you make the changes you need in your life.

Oak

Getting through hard times can feel like slogging uphill with a bowling ball tied to your foot. Oak Bach Flower Remedies are meant to help you “restore endurance” and push through the bad days. It helps you to recharge and persevere without pushing past the limits of your mental and emotional health.

Honeysuckle

If your sadness is coming from something in your past, you may need honeysuckle Bach Flower Remedies to help you “embrace the now.” Releasing negativity in our pasts is key to finding future peace and clarity. Honeysuckle can make it easier for you to move forward in life with confidence and no regrets.

Remedies for Frustration

Impatiens

Impatiens, with its “Have patience” focus is the perfect Bach Flower Remedy for frustration. When we become impatient, we may start to be frustrated with the people and situations around us that are moving more slowly than we are. Impatiens helps us to slow down, realize our positive potential, and find ease in life.

Willow

Willow is a Bach Flower Remedy that focuses on “Forgive and forget.” You may become frustrated by past wrongs or things in your life that seem unfair. Willow helps you to release that resentment, fight negativity, and find a sense of humor when things don’t go as you think they should.

Sweet Chestnut

Sweet chestnut is the Bach Flower Remedy to reach for when you need to “be optimistic.” Often in the midst of frustration, we feel as though things will never get better again. Sweet chestnut helps us to regain a clear mind and face those negative feelings with peace and optimism.

Pine

Sometimes, our frustration may be with ourselves, rather than with those around us. During these times, it’s best to use pine Bach Flower Remedy, which helps us to “have self-respect.” This remedy shows us how to have compassion for ourselves and not beat ourselves up for mistakes.

Chestnut Bud

Another facet of that internal frustration may be that we sometimes make the same mistakes over and over again. Chestnut bud Bach Flower Remedies help us to “learn from mistakes.” It can help us to find the wisdom inherent in previous mistakes and move forward with optimism and self-compassion.

Learn More About Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies can be a great way to deal with the many negative emotions and experiences life throws our way. These natural remedies can manage some of the causes behind anxiety, sadness, anger, frustration, and other such emotions. And, as always be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any sort of new supplement or treatment to make sure it’s safe for you.

If you’d like to learn more about Bach Flower Remedies, check out the rest of my site at PaulWagner.com. I am here to help you awaken and bravely create an inspired life. Learn more about my services today and start changing your life in the most positive way.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

How to Grow a Healing Garden at Home

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How to Grow a Healing Garden at Home

Since the start of the pandemic, gardening has experienced a resurgence in popularity. For one thing, having a vegetable garden can be a great way to deal with some of the food shortages we’ve all experienced. But gardening can also have a number of wonderful benefits for your mind and spirit.

If you’ve ever thought about starting a healing garden, there’s no time like the present! Read on to learn how to start a garden and discover what you should grow in your healing garden.

Benefits of Starting a Healing Garden

Before we dive into all the ways you can start growing a healing garden, let’s talk some about the benefits of starting a garden. For one thing, gardening is great for your health. Not only does it burn a lot of calories, but it can also increase your Vitamin D levels, lower your blood pressure, and encourage you to eat healthier.

Gardening can also be an excellent respite for your mind, soul, and spirit. Gardening relieves stress, restores confidence, improves self-esteem, and can even boost your mood. You may also find a wonderful sense of community through gardening as you connect with other people who also love growing their own food and herbs.

In-Ground Gardens

When you get ready to start gardening, the first thing you’ll need to do is to decide what sort of garden you want to grow. You can choose among indoor gardens, in-ground gardens, raised bed gardens, and container gardens. Each has their own benefits and challenges, and which you choose depends a lot on your space.

If you have a large yard that gets plenty of sunshine, you may want to consider digging an in-ground garden. These can be easier to water properly and may be a little less expensive since you don’t have to buy grow pots or soil. However, you’ll have to contend with weeds, manage irrigation appropriately, and rely on the weather to keep your plants healthy.

Raised Bed Gardens

Raised bed gardens can be a great middle ground between in-ground gardens and container gardens. In this system, you build beds that are a few inches high on top of your yard; some people even choose to build large rectangular beds that sit on legs so they’re accessible from standing height. You fill these with soil and plant your garden there, rather than directly in the soil.

Raised beds can be a great option if you have plenty of space, but not very good soil. These beds generally don’t have as many weeds, and you may find that they produce more abundant harvests since roots can grow in soft soil. However, they do require some woodworking expertise and they do mean buying a large amount of dirt.

Container Gardens

Container gardens are a fantastic option for people who are short on space or appropriate growing weather. As the name suggests, a container garden is grown in, well, a container. This usually involves a grow bag, a large pot, or some other portable vessel that’s large enough to give your plant room to grow.

A container garden is the perfect option if your yard doesn’t get a lot of sun or if you don’t have enough space to set up a permanent garden. You can move your containers around and even bring them inside during dangerous weather. However, these gardens can be relatively expensive and may be a little harder to water appropriately.

Pick Your Spot

If you plan to start an in-ground or raised bedgarden, the first thing you need to do is to find a good patch of land to do it. If you’re planning to grow an in-ground garden, look for a space that will provide good drainage, quality soil, and plenty of room for plants to spread out. You should avoid growing on steep hills or anywhere where water gathers in your yard.

Begin by keeping an eye on how much sun each spot in your yard gets. You can time this manually or set out a sensor that will track how much sunlight falls on a specific spot in an average day. Look for a spot that gets at least eight hours of sun a day, and try to determine which areas get six hours and four hours.

Test Your Soil

Once you’ve picked your garden spot, you’ll need to check the quality of the soil there. You need dirt that is a good mixture of soil types and that offers all the nutrients your plants will need. It’s a good idea to take a sample of your soil and send it to your local agricultural extension for testing.

You can also run a test at home to see what types of soil you have and whether you need to mix in other types. Get a cup or so of soil and place it in a large glass jar. Fill the jar with water and a squirt of dish detergent and shake it for about two minutes.

Set the jar in a window for a few days and allow the mixture to settle back out. The soil will separate into layers based on the density of each component, and you’ll be able to see how much sand, loam, and so on you have in your soil.

Dig In

Now that you know where your garden is going and what your soil is like, it’s time to break out the shovels! If you’re doing an in-ground garden, start by marking out the boundaries of your garden. Put up any fences or barriers you plan to use, and start turning over the soil.

It’s a good idea to dig down about a foot to loosen the soil and get it well oxygenated. Based on your soil tests, decide what amendments you need (compost, nitrogen, calcium, manure, organic fertilizer, etc.) and mix those into your freshly turned soil. Make sure you remove as many weeds and grass as possible and break up any large clods of dirt.

If you’re planning a raised bed or container garden, now will be the time to fill your garden with dirt. You may be able to buy soil in bulk from your local nursery or garden center. Make sure you fill the containers all the way to the top, and consider laying in a layer of rocks at the bottom of the beds or containers to improve drainage.

Research Planting Times

With your garden prepped, you’re almost ready to start putting plants in the ground. But first, you need to do a little more homework – this time about when to plant different things. Your local agricultural extension, co-op, or gardening club can all be good resources for this, as can online almanacs and seed packets.

Different plants want to go in the ground at different temperatures and will be ready to harvest at different times. Often, planting recommendations will be based on your hardiness zone or a certain number of days after the last frost. You can look up your hardiness zone and your average last frost date online.

Gather Your Equipment

Starting an indoor garden may not involve as much soil work as an outdoor garden, but you may need more equipment. Depending on how much sun you get in your home, it may be a good idea to get some grow lights. These lights emit UV rays that mimic the sunshine and are excellent for nourishing indoor plants.

You’ll also need to get containers that give your plants enough room to grow and expand. You may choose to use large pots or grow bags, just like you would with an outdoor container garden. You can also get large trays or troughs, provided they give your plants’ roots enough space to grow.

Decide on a Gardening Style

You’ll need to decide whether you want to do a soil-based garden or grow your plants hydroponically. Hydroponic gardens skip the soil and grow plants directly in water. This can be a great way to give your plants the nutrients they need without having to deal with huge (and expensive) bags of potting soil.

Hydroponic gardens can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on your light availability. These healing gardens may require a little more setup and equipment, but they require much less maintenance than a traditional soil garden. However, they can be more prone to diseases, especially if you allow algae to grow in your water.

What Is Hydroponics?

So how does hydroponics work, and should you consider it when you’re planning your home garden? In general, plants need a few things to grow and thrive: sunlight, water, nutrients, and oxygen. While traditional healing gardens rely on soil to provide the latter two things, hydroponics add these into water.

Hydroponic gardens grow plants directly in a nutrient-rich water bath that uses an air pump to infuse oxygen into the mixture. Your plants can get everything they need from this water (except sunlight, of course), no soil needed. But it is very important to make sure you get your nutrient mixture right and provide plenty of oxygen to your plants when you’re growing hydroponically.

DIY Hydroponics

There are a number of hydroponic systems you can buy online, but these can get somewhat expensive. Instead, you may want to build your own hydroponics system to nourish your plants. You’ll need to start with a deep, opaque storage container or large bucket, an air pump, and proper nutrients.

Drill a series of holes into the lid of your container for your plants to sit in, and then assemble your air pump outside of the container. Fill your reservoir with water and add hydroponic nutrients according to the directions on the container. Place the air stone of your pump in the reservoir, turn on the pump, close the lid, and get ready to add plants!

Simplest Vegetables to Grow Indoors

When you’re picking vegetables to grow indoors, you want to look for plants that are more shade-tolerant. Leafy greens can be a great option for this, since their large, broad leaves tend to absorb every little bit of light. Kale, leaf lettuce, spinach, and arugula are all great options for beginning gardeners.

Root vegetables can also do well in shadier environments. Beets, carrots, and radishes are all good choice for indoor garden vegetables, and you might even be able to grow some potatoes! You can grow cherry tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, but these plants will likely require grow lights, as they need plenty of sunlight.

Simplest Herbs to Grow Indoors

There are a number of different herbs that can thrive in your indoor herb garden. In general, you’re going to want to stick to some of the leafier herbs, since they can handle a bit more shade. Basil, sage, mint, and parsley are all good options for an indoor herb garden.

Chives, oregano, and thyme are also fantastic options when you’re planning your indoor herb garden. All of these herbs add plenty of flavor to food and thrive in an indoor environment. You’ll want to avoid rosemary, bay leaves, and cilantro, as these can be a little more finicky indoors.

Simplest Vegetables to Grow Outdoors

When it comes to planting a garden outdoors, what you grow will depend a lot on where you live. If you live somewhere very cold, warm-weather crops like squash and melons may not do as well. Likewise, if you live in a warmer climate, you may have a hard time getting your broccoli and lettuce to thrive.

In general, there are a few vegetables that are easy to grow and safe bets for beginning gardeners. Lettuce, green beans, peas, and radishes are all good starter vegetables, as are carrots, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, beets, and zucchini. Make sure to check your local agricultural center for recommended planting and sowing dates.

Simplest Herbs to Grow Outdoors

Much like vegetables, there are some herbs that will grow better in warm climates and others that will thrive in cold weather. Looking up hardiness zone recommendations for the herbs you want to grow is a good idea if you’re planning an outdoor herb garden. But there are a few tried-and-true herbs that should be able to thrive anywhere.

Sage, parsley, and oregano are all good options for the beginning herb gardener, especially since oregano comes back every spring. Mint is a famously aggressive plant, and thyme does well even in dry soil. Dill, chives, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, bay laurel, and tarragon are all simple to grow and a great choice for beginning herb gardeners.

Nutritious Foods to Grow

It should come as no surprise that many of the most nutritious foods you can grow are leafy greens. Kale, spinach, Swiss chard, red cabbage, kohlrabi, and collard greens are all packed with vitamins and other nutrients to fuel your body. Other green veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green peas, and asparagus contain plenty of healthy nutrients.

Carrots are a great nutritious option, since just one cup of carrots provides more than 400 percent of your recommended daily vitamin A. You might be surprised to learn that garlic is another great option, as is ginger. And sweet potatoes not only have plenty of vitamin C, but they’re also a complex carb.

Best Herbs for Home Rituals

If you want to grow herbs in your healing garden for home rituals, sage should be at the top of your list. This herb is purifying and cleansing and has been used in ceremonies for hundreds of years. It’s simple to grow, and garden sage provides the same ritual benefits as white sage, which is being overharvested and is at risk in the wild.

Basil is another great option for your home rituals, since it is thought to provide protection and to ward off evil spirits. You may also want to consider peppermint, which can help to repel negative energy and boost your mood. Chamomile can be another fantastic choice for your healing garden, since it promotes friendship, healing, and luck.

Rosemary and lavender are fantastic herbs for home rituals, but they are more challenging to grow either inside or outside. Rosemary can cleanse and purify spaces, as well as bringing newness and clarity. Lavender is said to be relaxing and can help to improve your mood.

Learn How to Start a Healing Garden

Starting a garden can be a fantastic way to reconnect with nature, lower stress, and grow your own nutritious food. You can grow these plants either indoors or outdoors and even in your own DIY hydroponics system! Leafy greens are a great choice to grow, as are sage and basil, since they’re easy to grow and nutritious.

If you’d like to learn more about how to start a garden, check out the rest of my site at PaulWagner.com. I am here to help you awaken and bravely create an inspired life. Learn more about my services today and start changing your life in the most positive way.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

 

Can Lactoferrin Cure COVID-19?

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Can Lactoferrin Cure COVID-19?

As the pandemic has swept our world the last two years, one question has been at the front of everyone’s minds: how do we cure COVID-19? Oftentimes, doctors have only been able to provide supportive care, a reality that has left many people inside and outside the medical community looking for better options. During all of this searching, you may have heard the term “lactoferrin” come up.

Lactoferrin is a milk protein found in both breastmilk and cow’s milk. Read on to learn more about this substance and the potential benefits it could provide.

What Is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a natural protein material found in human breastmilk and bodily fluids, as well as in milk from a number of other animals. In particular, lactoferrin is found in very high levels in colostrum, the first breastmilk produced after a baby is born. This protein serves a number of roles in the body, especially for newborns.

In general, lactoferrin helps to regulate how much iron the intestine absorbs during digestion. It may also help to prevent infections from a variety of sources, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Doctors believe that lactoferrin may help to protect newborns who have been breastfed against infections.

Use During Pregnancy

Lactoferrin has a number of medical uses for adults and newborns alike. Many pregnant people develop anemia, a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough red blood cells. This can be the result of low iron and can cause weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and lightheadedness.

Because lactoferrin helps the body to absorb more iron, some people choose to take it during their pregnancies. Some studies have shown that this is about as effective as taking an oral iron supplement or getting an injection from your doctor. However, as with any supplements, always talk to your doctor before you start taking lactoferrin, especially if you’re pregnant.

Treating Sepsis

Lactoferrin’s ability to fight infection makes it a promising option for treating sepsis, especially in newborns. sepsis is a condition in which an infection sets off a chain reaction of inflammation throughout the body. This can damage multiple organ systems and may even result in death, especially in young babies.

Lactoferrin can help to fight infections due to bacteria, viruses, and even fungi. Because it’s a natural substance, it can be relatively safe to give newborns, as long as it’s administered in the right doses. Giving lactoferrin to premature babies might help to prevent serious blood infections, but it does not seem to prevent death among these babies.

Managing Acne

On a much lighter note, some people found that taking lactoferrin helped to improve their acne. Oftentimes, acne is the result of small infections in the skin, although there can be a number of factors that contribute to these breakouts. Lactoferrin’s antibacterial properties make it a reasonable treatment option for acne.

Studies on this use of lactoferrin are limited, and more research is needed. But one 2010 study showed that patients who took lactoferrin had fewer acne lesions than people who took a placebo. If you’re struggling with acne, talk to your doctor about if lactoferrin can be a good part of your treatment plan.

Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a serious condition impacting more than 44 million Americans and more than half of those over the age of 50. Osteoporosis causes your bones to weaken and become brittle as calcium levels decrease over time. It can cause even minor falls to be serious threats, as your risk of broken bones goes up significantly.

Because lactoferrin is a milk protein, scientists are hopeful that it could be effective in preventing osteoporosis. Studies on this potential benefit are still in the early stages, and there are no definite answers yet. But the results are promising, and we can hope to see more positive results in the coming years.

Possible Side Effects

As with any medication or supplement, taking lactoferrin can have some side effects, especially depending on the dose you take. In general, the amount of lactoferrin found in food is considered safe. However, if you’re taking lactoferrin as a supplement, overdosing can lead to some unpleasant side effects.

Taking too high a dose of lactoferrin can cause fatigue and constipation, as well as a loss of appetite. Some patients report developing a skin rash, and others experience chills. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking lactoferrin immediately, and call your doctor.

Can Lactoferrin Treat COVID?

So now we get to the big question on everyone’s minds: can lactoferrin treat COVID-19? COVID is an infection caused by a virus, and we know lactoferrin can help to fight viral infections. So it would make sense that lactoferrin could be an important part of treating this terrifying disease, right?

There have been some preliminary studies that have showed promising results for lactoferrin. Doctors know that lactoferrin can fight some coronaviruses in test tube studies, but they don’t know how effective it is in the human body. We need to do more research before we’ll know how effective this really is as a treatment option for COVID-19.

Talk to Your Doctor

If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 or you think you may have it, do not try to treat it at home on your own. Your first step should be to test for the virus, either with an at-home test or at a local testing site. If your test is positive, you and anyone you’ve been in contact with during the last two weeks should immediately quarantine.

Talk to your doctor about the best option for managing COVID-19 symptoms as long as you’re well enough to stay home. Ask if lactoferrin is a good treatment option and if you should take it as a potential preventative measure. And if your condition gets serious, go to the hospital immediately, as you may need more intensive support.

At this time, the single most effective way to prevent COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, free, and effective, and they protect both you and everyone around you. You should also wear a mask in all public areas and limit your exposure to the virus as much as possible.

How to Use Lactoferrin

In general, you should not plan to take lactoferrin (except for what you get through food) for more than twelve weeks in a row. Most adults take doses between 100 and 400 mg by mouth every day. You can also find some topical products that contain lactoferrin.

You can also find lactoferrin in a number of different foods, beginning with animal milk. In particular, cow’s milk has a relatively high level of lactoferrin. If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, you might be able to find lactoferrin supplements that are made with rice protein instead of animal protein.

Learn More About Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is a natural milk protein found in breastmilk and cow’s milk that can help to fight all manner of infections. Although it shows some potential for managing COVID-19, there is not enough evidence yet to make it an effective treatment protocol. As always, talk to your doctor before beginning any new supplement or treatment regimen.

If you’d like to learn more about lactoferrin, check out the rest of my site at PaulWagner.com. I am here to help you awaken and bravely create an inspired life. Learn more about my services today and start changing your life in the most positive way.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

 

The World of Quantum Computers and Time Crystals

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The World of Quantum Computers and Time Crystals

If you’re dialed into the tech world, you may have heard some recent buzz about time crystals. A team of scientists from Stanford, Google, and some of the best physics laboratories in the world recently announced that they were able to use a quantum computer to make a time crystal. But what is a time crystal, and what are quantum computers?

Time crystals represent some fantastic potential for the future of both quantum computing and physics. Read on to learn more about time crystals, quantum computing, and what this means for our understanding of our world.

What Are Quantum Computers?

Quantum computers use a new approach to computing that employ the laws of quantum physics to solve problems. Quantum entanglement theory says that certain particles can become linked in irrevocable ways. No matter how far apart in the universe those particles get, they are still intrinsically connected to one another.

Quantum computers take advantage of this entanglement theory to create complex networks of qubits, which store information much the same way that bits in a normal computer do. These networks allow programmers to solve problems much more efficiently than they could with normal computers. In fact, a quantum computer can solve a problem that would take a computer a week in about a second.

How Standard Computers Work

Standard computing works off a two-option system called binary. In standard computing, something can be off or on, an answer can be yes or no, a glass can be full or not full. This system is expressed through binary, a system of ones and zeros that indicates whether the switch in question is on or off.

In essence, all computers operate through a series of yes/no questions called logic gates that connect together to form complex strings of thought. Think of this as the world’s biggest, most complex decision tree. Each answer leads you down a different branch of the tree to get to your eventual solution.

The Problems of Normal Computing

Imagine you’re sitting in your car with no map or GPS trying to figure out the best way to drive from Wedderburn, Oregon, to Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina. You have to begin by deciding if you should turn left or right at the end of the street, and then left or right off of the next street, and so on. You might find your way to Murrell’s Inlet, but finding the best route using this method would take you more time than you have left in the rest of your life.

This is effectively the problem quantum computing resolves. Normal computing requires problems to be solved via those logic gates we discussed, which means each route has to be explored one question at a time. Even with computers that can perform billions of operations per second, solving complex problems could take tens of thousands of years.

How Quantum Computing Resolves These Problems

Quantum computing is a whole new approach to computing that sidesteps the tedium of these traditional logic gates. Quantum computing allows you to consider all possible options for a problem at one time, rather than examining each one decision at a time. This allows you to arrive at solutions much faster and more efficiently than with traditional computing.

To go back to our cross-country navigation example, quantum computing is the equivalent of handing you a GPS to help with your route planning. Now, rather than deciding the best route by driving all possible routes, you can look at all the options at one time. From there, it’s much quicker to narrow down the most direct route from Oregon to South Carolina and even determine which ones will include the most Cracker Barrel stops along the way.

What Are Time Crystals?

Now that we know a little more about quantum computers, let’s talk some about time crystals. Far from being a sparkly gemstone that you can hold in your hand, time crystals are a new state of matter. Until very recently, they’ve been a hypothetical concept, impossible to actually design and create.

Crystals are defined by their structure; the molecules that make up a crystal are organized into specific patterns that repeat across space. This is what gives these gemstones their unique shape and some of the remarkable properties we value them for. In fact, part of the reason we use quartz crystals in our watches is because of the way their molecular structure resonates.

Time crystals have particles that are structured in similarly repeating ways. The difference is that these structures don’t repeat across space to form a physical object – they repeat across time. For all intents and purposes, a time crystal is a perpetual motion machine (with a few minor caveats).

The simplest example of a time crystal that you’ve seen in your day-to-day life is the pendulum of a clock. This pendulum swings back and forth in an established pattern, always returning to the same places in the same time. The only thing that differentiates this from a true time crystal is that there has to be a source of power driving that pendulum; time crystals use no external power.

A New State of Matter

We mentioned that time crystals are a new state of matter, much the same as solids, liquids, and gases. The difference is that, rather than dealing with how particles are organized in space, this state of matter deals with how they’re organized through time. The repeating pattern is based in movement, not molecular structure.

Time crystals do differ from perpetual motion machines in a few aspects. For one thing, perpetual motion machines produce work from no energy, while time crystals don’t produce any physical work. And time crystals aren’t actually perpetual; even the best time crystal that we can build right now will eventually fall prey to outside influences and the pattern will decay.

Why Quantum Computers Can “Create” Time Crystals

So how can quantum computers create time crystals and why have standard computers not been able to accomplish this feat? In simplest terms, quantum computers can be much more accurate and efficient than standard computers can. Their logic gates don’t have to be managed one at a time, and they can be calibrated much more precisely.

As you might imagine, creating a material so perfectly structured that it can continue moving in its established patterns ad infinitum is tremendously complex. Only the birds-eye-view computing ability of quantum computers are able to perform the necessary calculations quickly enough.

New Research Avenues

The invention of time crystals has a number of amazing implications, although most of us will never see their impact. Rather, this discovery opens up new avenues of research for experts in quantum computing and condensed matter physics. The most significant part of this discovery for us is knowing that time may, in fact, be just another element of our physical world, as easily manipulable as space, given the right tools.

Learn More About Time Crystals

Time crystals are an exciting new development in the world of quantum computing. These are not physical crystals, but rather something closer to a perpetual motion machine. They have exciting implications for condensed matter physicists, as well as for our understanding of how we live in and interact with time.

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If you find this process helpful, you might also check out The Shankara Oracle. You might also love The Sedona Method, created by Lester Levensen. It can be quite healing and helpful.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

 

The Most Effective And Advanced Anti-Inflammation Supplements


Do you suffer from aches and pains, feel lethargic and fatigued all the time, or just can’t shake off those nagging colds? If so, your body may be fighting a hidden inflammation. With the rise of diet trends like the Paleo Diet and Keto, anti-inflammation diets have become increasingly mainstream. In fact, almost everyone knows that an inflammatory response is bad for you. What most people don’t know is that chronic low-grade inflammation can cause damage over a long period of time — leading to chronic diseases such as heart disease,
diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s. In this article, we are going to look at what exactly inflammation is, why it happens in our bodies when it shouldn’t, its effects on our health, and some anti-inflammation supplements and regimens that may be able to help you.

What Is Inflammation?

When our body’s immune system detects pathogens, it produces chemicals to defend us. These chemicals cause blood vessels to dilate and nearby tissue to swell, which is called inflammation. Inflammation can be thought of as our body’s natural response to fight infection or injuries. White blood cells rush to the site of infection or injury to neutralize the infection or heal the wound. They also release chemicals that cause blood vessels to expand, which increases the flow of white blood cells to the site of infection or injury. At first, this looks like a very good thing. However, after a few days, the swelling and redness caused by the immune system are not desirable.

Why Does Our Body Produce Inflammation?

As mentioned above, it is our body’s way of responding to infections and injuries. Our immune system protects us from pathogens (such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi). If our immune system detects these pathogens, it responds by sending white blood cells to the infected area. During an inflammatory response, white blood cells rush to the site of infection or injury to neutralize the pathogen and heal the wound. They also release chemicals, including cytokines, that cause blood vessels to expand and nearby tissue to
swell. This increased blood flow brings more white blood cells to the site of infection or injury, allowing them to fight the infection more effectively. This process is very useful when it is only meant to last for a few hours. However, when it becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health problems.

Side Effects Of Chronic Inflammation

Bacterial and viral infections can become more common if your immune system is too active.

– Increased risk of certain cancers. Chronic inflammation can cause DNA mutations that lead to certain types of cancer.

– Increased risk of heart disease. Research shows that high levels of C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) increase the risk of developing heart disease.

– Weight gain. Chronic inflammation can alter hormone levels, which may
cause weight gain.

– Joint pain and arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. It is estimated that over 50 million people in the US suffer from joint pain and arthritis.

– Brain fog. Many neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, are associated with chronic inflammation.

Advanced And Effective Anti-Inflammatory Supplements And Regimens

These are some of the most effective anti-inflammatory regimens that have been proven to help reduce chronic inflammation. Concierge doctors suggest supplementing with vitamin D, fish oil, and turmeric for optimal anti-inflammatory benefits. Adding Bioperin (or black pepper) to the turmeric can increase the turmeric’s efficacy by up to 2000%. They also suggest supplementing with coenzyme Q10 to benefit energy production. Concierge doctors also suggest supplementing with probiotics to promote healthy gut bacteria and digestive health. They also suggest supplementing with vitamin C to support a healthy immune system.

Vitamin D Supplementation: Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher levels of inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6, and Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). This makes vitamin D deficiency a risk factor for many chronic diseases. Studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation can help reduce inflammation in the body and can be an effective way to prevent chronic diseases. Vitamin D is not only an effective anti-inflammation agent but it is also crucial for bone health. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of our bones and teeth, as well as reducing the risk of developing conditions such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation: Coenzyme Q10 is a compound that is naturally produced in our bodies. It is crucial in energy production, especially in muscle and heart tissue. Studies have shown that coenzyme Q10 supplementation can reduce chronic inflammation and can be an effective treatment for conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Coenzyme Q10 is an anti-inflammatory compound that has also been shown to treat many degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS.

Fish Oil Supplementation: Studies have shown that fish oil (which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids) has anti-inflammatory effects. They have also shown that fish oil supplementation can reduce chronic inflammation, which can be effective against many inflammatory diseases. Fish oil is effective against inflammation because it contains anti-inflammatory fatty acids that have been shown to have a positive effect on our immune system. Not all Fish Oils are the same, so research them carefully.

Turmeric (Curcumin) Supplementation: Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice with many health benefits. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective against many inflammatory diseases. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are due to a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to be effective against chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that curcumin is more effective against chronic inflammation than some conventional anti-inflammatory drugs. Furthermore, it has also been shown to be safe for long-term use. When mixed with Bioperine or black pepper, it
becomes up to 2000% more effective.

These are also vital to an anti-inflammation regimen: CDP-Choline, bioavailable folate, LCarnitine, L-Acetyl-Carnitine, Curcumin, Ginger, Resveratrol, Spirulina, Bromelain.

Anti-Inflammation Foods

Diet is everything. If you can incorporate some of these foods into your daily route, you will drastically reduce your inflammation: Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards; pumpkin seed, and nuts like almonds and walnuts; garlic; fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines; fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

You also might consider green tea, mushrooms, peppers, grapes, olive oil, dark chocolate, cocoa, and tomatoes.

Conclusion

Chronic inflammation is a serious problem that many people struggle with. The good news is that there are advanced and effective anti-inflammatory supplements and regimens that can help reduce it. Vitamin D, fish oil, turmeric, and coenzyme Q10 are some of the most potent anti-inflammation supplements that have been proven to be effective. With the right supplements and regimens, you can reduce chronic inflammation and prevent many serious health conditions.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

Stop Killing Christmas Trees: Buy Or Rent Live Ones Instead!


Nature goes through a great deal of effort and expends an exorbitant amount of energy to give birth to a tree. Sunlight blesses the tree while the soil gathers nutrients and feeds it. To kill a beautiful pine tree to cater to contrived holiday impulses and obsessions is selfish, unconscious, and disrespectful. To honor nature with light and love, respect every tree! It’s near to that time of year again when everyone gets into the festive spirit. The shops are being decked with Christmas trees, carols will soon be played on every radio station, and advertisements for gifts, food, and drink are everywhere you look. But why does it feel as though this has become an over-commercialized holiday?

Many of us recoil from the onslaught of twinkling lights and fake fir trees, which have somehow become symbolic of this time of year. An artificial tree is much less hassle than cutting down a real one, but there’s something rather sad about owning a fake Christmas tree. Truth be told, once you get over the lack of smell (which you can fabricate with essential oils), owning an artificial tree is awesome. They provide a lovely alternative to Tree Auschwitz every year. You might also consider renting or buying a live tree. Some of these
services allow you to rent the tree for 7 years straight, after which it’s placed in a forest to grow beyond the height of your living room.

Here are six reasons not to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree again this year:

Trees Are living Beings Just Like You And Me!

While trees live in their own universe, it doesn’t mean they are not as alive as human Beings. In fact, trees communicate with each other and the soil, distributing nutrients to communities of trees throughout the forest. In some ways, not all, killing a beautiful tree is akin to disabling your grandmother. Alive, beautiful, present, and full of goodness, trees, just like grandmothers, should be loved, nourished, and protected. They’re a waste of money and resources
If you plan to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree, you’ll be spending a decent amount of money on something that will only last a few weeks.

Although pre-cut Christmas trees are often sold at discounted prices depending on the time of year, they can still add up to be quite a significant amount of money. When you factor in everything needed to maintain a real Christmas tree, it’s likely that the costs incurred may outweigh the costs of buying a fake one. You’ll need to factor in things like the cost of a stand, potting mix, fertilizer, decorations, and the cost of transporting it from the store to your house. Even though you can buy a real Christmas tree for less than $50, the total cost will be much more than that, once you factor in the maintenance costs.

Real Christmas trees need to be watered regularly, especially if you choose to buy one that’s been grown in a pot, to prevent it from drying out. They also need to be kept in a place where they get plenty of fresh air, as well as enough sunlight to prevent the needles from getting brown. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, so you can use them as fertilizer for your garden after the holiday season is over. If you buy an artificial tree, you won’t have to worry about watering or feeding it, or that it will lose its needles and die. However, it will also take a long time to break down, so you’ll be dealing with it in the trash for months after the holiday season is over.

They’re difficult to dispose of properly

Real Christmas trees make great decorations and are the perfect addition to any holiday party. However, it’s important to note that they must be disposed of properly. TheEnvironmental Protection Agency recommends that real Christmas trees be left outside for as long as possible to avoid polluting indoor air, especially for those living in urban areas. If you live in a rural area and have plenty of space, you can leave your tree outside year-round. If you live in an area where you’re not allowed to leave your tree outside after Christmas, you should leave it outside as long as possible before bringing it inside to dispose of it. You can bring it indoors if you’re worried about it being stolen, or if you’re worried about it catching on fire.

There Are Better Ways To Save Money

If you’re worried about having the cash to buy a real Christmas tree, then worry no more! Many people are renting out their live Christmas trees this year, which is a much better alternative to throwing them away after the holiday season is over. Save a life and enjoy a living tree! Real Christmas tree rental services are becoming increasingly popular, and there are even some services that let you rent a tree for free!

Moreover, many of these services will deliver the trees to you free of charge. There are many reasons why renting a real Christmas tree is a better alternative to buying one. In addition to the fact that you don’t have to worry about disposing of it later, you can also choose a tree that is the right size for your home, as well as one that has been grown sustainably. Meanwhile, you preserve life rather than killing it.

There are even some services that will let you choose the tree you want, including the type of tree, the color of the needles, and the fragrance. Renting a live Christmas tree is also a great way to support local businesses and honor all of Creation, God, and a variety of fragile environmental ecosystems.

Dead Trees Are Not Great For The Environment

Real Living Christmas trees have a number of benefits, but they aren’t without their downsides. As mentioned above, real Christmas trees are biodegradable, but the process can take years. Choosing to buy a real tree is the equivalent of planting one for every one you take home.

If you want to cut down your own Christmas tree, you need to ensure that you’re doing so in a sustainable way. If you want to buy a real pre-cut Christmas tree, you need to ensure that the tree has been ethically sourced.
Many dead, pre-cut Christmas trees are imported from countries such as China, where the forests have been devastated by deforestation, pollution, and climate change. Real, genuine, live Christmas trees grown sustainably and ethically have a smaller carbon footprint and are kinder to the environment.

Conclusion

Real Christmas trees are living Beings who should be preserved, cherished – and kept alive! When kept alive, they are great for you, your family, and the environment. If you’re worried about finding the cash to buy one, or don’t have the space to keep it after the holidays are over, then renting a real live Christmas tree is the best option for you. Living Christmas tree rental services are becoming increasingly popular, and most will deliver the tree to you, free of charge. There are many reasons why renting a real Christmas tree is a better alternative to buying one, including the fact that you can choose the type of
tree you want, like its size, colour, and fragrance. Real living Christmas trees grown sustainably and ethically have a smaller carbon footprint, are better for the environment, and kinder to wildlife. In the process of renting a living tree, you honor yourself, your family, The Divine, and all of Creation.

Why Showering Isn’t Necessary

Everyone has their own ritual when it comes to getting ready in the morning… and everyone has their own ideas on what is essential. Some people might think that showering every day is a little over the top, while others see it as a necessary part of their morning routine. In such a fast-paced world, there are many different factors that come into play when making these decisions. Your job, your social life, your stress levels — all of these things can influence whether you feel like you need to shower every day or not. But why? There are many reasons why showering might not be necessary. The type of activities you participate in on a daily basis, the climate you live in, and even your personal preferences can all have an impact on whether or not showering is essential for you personally.

Science doesn’t love showers

If you shower regularly, like every day, chances are you are killing off healthy skin bacteria that is keeping you alive. While we might believe we can completely cleanse ourselves of every microbe and critter, it’s actually impossible – and we need these little creatures to help, heal, and sustain us! The more you shower, especially with chemical-ridden soaps and shampoo, the less healthy your skin, body, and mind will be.

What is the optimal number of showers in a week to preserve the health of your skin? 1-2 at most.

Here are some other reasons why showering might not be beneficial for you:

You live in a dry climate.

If you live in a region that is dry, chances are you don’t need to be showering as frequently as those who live in humid areas. Dry air can cause your skin to be drier and more itchy than usual — which means that you may need to be showering more frequently in order to soothe your skin and prevent excess itching. If you regularly shower when your skin is dry, it can actually worsen the situation. The water from the shower can break down your skin’s natural barrier — leading to an even drier and itchier situation. In order to prevent this, be mindful of how your skin feels when you shower (and whether or not it is drier than normal). If your skin is dry, you may need to shower more frequently.

You exercise regularly.

If you regularly engage in sports or strenuous activities, then you may need to shower more frequently than those who don’t. Exercising can elevate your body temperature, which may cause you to sweat. If you don’t shower after sweating, you risk being uncomfortable for the rest of the day. Sweat also has a strong odor that can be pungent if it is allowed to sit on your skin for too long — meaning that showering can actually save you from being embarrassed by your own smell. If you shower regularly after engaging in strenuous activities, it can also help to prevent breakouts or ingrown hairs. If your hair becomes matted with sweat, it can lead to an increased risk of ingrown hairs — which can cause unsightly red bumps. Taking a shower after a workout can help to prevent all of these issues.

Showering is your only chance to breathe easily.

If you have allergies or asthma, you may need to shower more frequently than others in order to breathe easily. If you engage in activities that cause you to be short of breath — like intense sports — you should take a shower as soon as possible afterward in order to clear your pores. Your pores secrete a substance called sebum that can be pungent — which is what causes your skin to smell. If you don’t shower after engaging in an activity that causes you to be short of breath, the sebum can harden in your pores. This can cause an offensive odor and make it difficult for you to breathe. If you shower after these activities, you can clear your pores and breathe more easily.

Your hygiene is essential for your job.

If your job involves regular communication or contact with other people, your hygiene may be essential. Some occupations require you to be in close proximity to others — like doctors, nurses, teachers, and flight attendants — and your hygiene is essential for preventing the spread of bacteria and germs. If you don’t shower regularly, bacteria can build up on your skin — which can then be transmitted to others. If you participate in activities that cause you to sweat regularly or have greasy hair, you may need to shower more frequently to stay hygienic. If you regularly engage in activities that cause you to sweat — like playing sports, exercising, or working outdoors — you should take a shower as soon as possible afterward in order to stay hygienic.

You have a stressful job or commute.

If you have a stressful job or a particularly stressful commute, showering regularly can actually help to reduce your stress levels. If you don’t shower regularly — or if you don’t regularly clean your hair and skin — it can cause bacteria to build up. This can cause your skin and hair to smell more pungently than usual and can actually increase your stress levels. If you shower regularly, it can help to reduce your stress levels. It can also help to prevent breakouts and ingrown hairs as bacteria is a common cause of skin issues.

You’re just not a fan.

If you are someone who doesn’t regularly engage in activities that cause you to sweat — like playing sports — or if you don’t have a stressful job, you may just not be a fan of showering every day. You can still stay clean without showering every single day — it just takes a little more effort. Showering every day can actually strip your skin of essential oils. These oils are important for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated, and they can actually be stripped away by daily showers. If you shower every day, you can actually exacerbate the problem of dry skin and irritation. This is why many people who shower every day still use moisturizers or body washes — to help keep their skin hydrated.

So, how often should you be showering?

If you want to know how often, you first need to assess your personal hygiene needs. If you live in a dry climate, if you exercise regularly, or if you have a stressful job or commute, you may need to shower more frequently. On the other hand, if you are simply not a fan of cleaning off every day, there is no need to force yourself to do it. If you aren’t sure how often you should be showering, the best thing to do is to keep track of your bathing habits — and see when your skin feels the most hydrated. Pay attention to how often you shower — and how your skin feels when you do. If you clean too frequently, you risk stripping your skin of essential oils — which can actually exacerbate dry skin. Now that you know why showering isn’t necessary, you can make an informed decision on how often you should be showering. Your skin and personal hygiene needs will dictate when you should be cleaning yourself — and when you don’t need to be in the shower at all.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

The Teachings of Gabor Mate

We all go through trauma in our lives. Whether that is addiction, disease, childhood trauma, alienation or even stresses in the household, the wounds that we carry with us can resonate with us for our entire lives, if we let it. This trauma can be passed along to our children and manifest in our bodies as physical illness, leading to chronic pain and other degenerative diseases that were entirely preventable if we showed ourselves kindness. The good thing is, is that you can overcome this trauma and heal, and that is the core of the fundamental teachings of the award-winning author, Dr Gabor Maté.

Early Life in Hungary And Immigration To Canada

To understand how Gabor Maté became a world-renowned physician, psychologist and author, we must look at what influenced him to do so. Originally from Hungary, his family fled the war-torn nation, as his family experienced devasting trauma from World War II. During the war, his maternal grandparents were killed in Auschwitz and his own father had to endure forced labor by the National Socialist German Workers Party.  They immigrated to Canada in 1956 when Dr Maté was just twelve years old.

The Influence of Vancouver

When Dr Gabor Maté established his own family practice after graduating medical school, he found himself setting up a family practice in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada: the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver.  The social-economic climate of this area greatly influenced and impacted much of Dr. Gabor Maté’s work, where high levels of drug use, homelessness, poverty, crime, mental illness, and sex work, were common amongst its residents. There, Dr Gabor Maté ran a medical practice for over 20 years, where he consistently worked with patients suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse concerns, eventually leading him to write about his experiences with trauma and the connection between the mind, body and soul.

The Gabor Maté Approach

The road to healing trauma is long and can seem like it’s an up-hill battle, but it is entirely possible.  By combining scientific research, case studies, and personal experience, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that we have the innate power to heal ourselves from trauma, if we know where to look and what to listen to. Once we have healed ourselves, we become whole, and can then work to help to heal others. That is the true cycle of healing.

Uncovering Trauma

Dr. Gabor Maté’s approach to addiction focuses on the trauma his patients have suffered and uses it as a part of their recovery process.  In simplest terms, trauma is a lasting, emotional response that is sustained from a distressing event and carried throughout one’s life.  Trauma does not refer to what has happened to you, but rather what happens inside your mind as a result. How you internalize those events and the way that they manifest physically, will depend on if you work through your trauma, or let it rule you.

To begin the process of healing, you must understand where the trauma begins.  Of course, some of these trauma memories may not be easily accessible to individuals and are repressed for survival reasons. We don’t want to engage with feelings or thoughts that make us uncomfortable.  However, Dr. Maté disagrees with this idea stating that all you need to do is ask the right questions to get to the root cause of your trauma.

Substance Abuse and It’s Connection To Trauma

Dr. Maté believes that addiction is any behaviour or substance that a person relies on to relieve short-term pain, which will unfortunately lead to negative long-term consequences.  Like trauma, this pain needs to be addressed, otherwise the individual will crave further release and be susceptible to relapse.

Gabor’s approach to addiction, called the “Compassionate Inquiry” involves both the individual and therapist to peel back the individual’s consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, and implicit memories to reveal the unconscious dynamics that run their lives.  The purpose of this is to get to the core of the individual to see what they are telling themselves unconsciously and how this unconscious self-talk is dictating the way they live their lives.  This approach is studied by many therapists, physicians, and counselors internationally.

The Written Works of Dr. Maté

Dr. Maté dedicates his time educating people on topics relating to mental health and psychology through his writings.  In addition to being a regular columnist for Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail, and his works highlight the role of psychological trauma and stress in addiction, and the importance of relationships and social attachment for learning and health.

  • Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder – This book provides a new perspective on ADD based on Dr. Maté’s personal experience with the disorder.
  • When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress – This book discusses the effect that stress has on the mind and the body, and how one’s emotional makeup can impact and individual’s susceptibility to diseases.
  • Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (Co-authored with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) – This book examines the breakdown of parental influence in recent years as children look to their peers for direction.
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction – This book details Dr. Maté’s experiences working in DTES and his observations on addiction while working with Canada’s most vulnerable.
  • The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture – This book dissects the irony in Western healthcare systems that pride themselves in its effectiveness is seeing an alarming increase in chronic illness, prescription drug use, high blood pressure, and mental illness.
  • Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children (to be released in 2023 with Daniel Maté) – This book, co-written with his son, is written to guide parents and adult children to navigate their respective paths into adulthood.

Philanthropic Work

Dr. Maté is a passionate activist, using his influence and credentials to bring awareness and end the stigmatization of mental health, psychology, and drug use. In 2008, he defended physicians working at Insite, a legal and supervised safe injection site after being attacked as unethical by the Canadian Minister of Heath at the time.  By standing up for the physicians working at the site, Dr. Maté prevented the further stigmatization of drug use in Canada. In 2010, Maté became interested in plant medicine for the potential of treating addictions.  Using this knowledge, he partnered with a traditional Peruvian shamanic healer to organize multi-day retreats for addiction treatments.

Learning From Dr. Maté

As individuals, we have our own personal issues and problems that plague us.  But with the power of healing and strength in numbers, there is a possibility to overcome our hardships if we learn to ask the right questions and welcome the healing process.  That is the hope that keeps us moving forward.

In the words of Dr. Maté, “Hope is about wishing for something to happen in the future. It is absconding from the present. Noam Chomsky was asked once if he was an optimist or a pessimist and he said, ‘Strategically, I’m an optimist, and tactically, I’m a pessimist.’ Like him, in the long term, I see the possibilities of human beings. In the short term, I see all kinds of problems. I see the possibility of healing and transformation both on the social and the personal level, but I see that possibility in the present.”

Be kind to yourself and others, and seek out help when you need it. Don’t feel shame or embarrassment, be compassionate to yourself on your journey and live with integrity. Everyone has their own trauma and issues, and it’s a good thing that there are people like Dr Mate who work hard and share their knowledge with us all, to help us become better people and to find joy and peace in our lives.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

Best Foods, Supplements, & Herbs For Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are sudden bouts of intense fear that peak within 10 minutes and subside in another 10. They can occur as frequently as once a week or once a year, last for just a few minutes and leave you feeling like you can’t catch your breath. As one of the most common anxiety disorders, panic attacks often strike those who experience general anxiety the most. Many people with panic attacks also suffer from depression, agoraphobia, or social anxiety. Even though there is no cure for generalized anxiety and panic attacks, there are some simple changes you can make to help combat these feelings. These food supplements target the underlying causes of stress and anxiety by changing your diet, exercise routine, sleep habits, stress management techniques and spiritual practice. Here are my favorite foods, supplements, and herbs for anxiety and panic attacks.

Diet And Nutrition For Anxiety

There is a lot of research that suggests that our diet and nutrition are related to our stress levels, anxiety, and mood. The Paleo diet and the Mediterranean diet have been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. Certain foods have a direct impact on anxiety, too.

Protein for neurotransmitter balancing. Amino acids like tryptophan are precursors for serotonin and dopamine. This can help ease stress and anxiety.

Magnesium for relaxation. This mineral is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including helping with muscle and nerve function.

The B vitamins for mood regulation. B vitamins are used in the creation of serotonin and melatonin, which are neurotransmitters that regulate mood.

Zinc for stress management. Zinc is needed to create the stress hormone cortisol and dopamine.

Exercise For Anxiety Relief

Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety and improve your mood. It works by releasing endorphins, which are chemicals that act as natural mood stabilizers. Exercise also helps you sleep better by lowering cortisol levels and releasing norepinephrine, which is helpful for falling asleep. Research shows that aerobic exercise is particularly helpful for managing anxiety. For example, one study found that aerobic exercise helped people with generalized anxiety disorder reduce their symptoms by 40%. The most important thing is to find a type of exercise you enjoy, because that will make it more likely you’ll make it a regular part of your life. If you’re not used to regular exercise, start out slowly and avoid exercising right before bedtime so you’ll be more likely to fall asleep. Start with 30 minutes a day and work your way up from there.

Throw Out The Bad And Keep The Good: Re-Evaluating Your Relationships

Building a healthy lifestyle also means re-evaluating relationships that contribute to your stress. If you have a friend who is always complaining and bringing you down, it may be time to distance yourself from them. If you have a friend who is constantly stressed and taking things too seriously, try to lighten the mood when you can. If you have a negative relationship with a family member, it may be worth trying to end the relationship peacefully if it’s possible. If you have a job that causes you excessive anxiety, it might be worth speaking with a career counselor about switching careers.

Try Breathing Exercises

This may seem like a strange exercise, but it’s actually been shown to help reduce anxiety by increasing the amount of magnesium in the body. This is because the body uses magnesium to help control the breathing process. To do this exercise, sit in a quiet spot and focus on your breathing. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Try to breathe at a normal pace, but slow down if you find yourself breathing too quickly. As you do this, try to relax the muscles in your arms and legs, and in your face. You can even close your eyes if that helps you relax even further. Try to do this for 5–10 minutes every day if you can, especially during times of high anxiety.

Make Yoga Part Of Your Routine

Yoga is a great way to help you relax and feel more at ease. It may even help reduce your overall anxiety levels if you do it regularly. If you have anxiety, it’s best to start out with a gentle yoga class that’s designed for beginners. Avoid more intense yoga classes if you have anxiety, as they can actually make it worse. Yoga poses that are helpful for anxiety include the cobra pose, warrior pose, tree pose, and the cat pose. There are also certain breathing techniques you can use while doing yoga that are helpful for anxiety. If you want to try yoga, but you don’t know where to start, there are plenty of online resources to help you out.

Supplement With Vitamin B And Magnesium

It’s important to note that none of these things will work overnight. Therefore, it’s a good idea to continue these practices for at least a few months. Once you see positive results, it will be much easier to keep up the healthy habits.

Vitamin B – Vitamin B is a crucial nutrient that’s needed to metabolize serotonin. Deficiencies in vitamin B have been shown to cause anxiety, so it’s important to get enough of it. Vitamin B is found in foods like fish, eggs, whole grains, legumes, and some vegetables.

Magnesium – Magnesium is another crucial nutrient that’s helpful for managing anxiety. It’s found in almonds, cashews, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and spinach. If you struggle with anxiety, try to make some of these changes to your lifestyle. They can help reduce your anxiety and make your life a lot easier.

Herbs & Tinctures That Can Reduce Anxiety

This is a curated list of some of the most wonderful herbs for anxiety that can appease and relax your stress and even panic attacks.

Motherwort

Spiritually all about inner trust, calms nervous system, improves mood, sedative, Sleep, ANXIETY (rapid heart), soothes lung issues, helps heart disease, antiinflammatory, maybe THYROID SUPPRESSOR – Nervines support and relax the nervous system while nourishing and strengthening it. They fortify the “Vital Spirit” and gently support the Kidney and Liver Networks, Mother Earth Hugging You

Chamomile

Of all the herbs for anxiety you hear about, chamomile is the most popular on the shelf. For sleep, it is also one of most effect sleep aids, ragweed family can create allergy.

Banyan “I Sleep Soundly” – Valerian, Skullcap

Ingredients Valerian, Skullcap & More – Sleep, ANXIETY, THYROID SUPPRESSOR

Magnolia Bark (Houpu)

Houpu; stagnation of Qi, ANXIETY, anxiolytic, control of stress hormone, sedative, anti-cancer, Honokiol (compound in the bark) stronger than Diazepam in reducing anxiety and nervousness, neuroprtective, nervine, nootropic, antimicrobial, antiinflammaatory, plant-based nutrient rich in fiber aids in digestion, improves cardiovascular health

Chai Hu Mu Li Long Gu Tang (by company Blue Poppy)

Herbs for ANXIETY, panic, acts quickly, releases heart heat downward, great for nightime before bed, more than 1 can irritate stomach

Phosphatidyl-serine (PS100)

ANXIETY and sleep according to circadian rythm, stops hyperactive production of cortisol – take at night

Saffron (Crocus Sativa)

Anxiotlytic, hypnotic, sedative, sleep, ANXIETY, protective nutraceutical, protects the liver

Herbs for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Having a panic attack can be a terrifying experience, and it can leave you feeling like you’re losing your mind. But with the right treatment and self-care, you can feel better and regain control of your life. There are a lot of misconceptions about anxiety and panic attacks, so it’s important to address these issues in order to reduce stigma. It’s also important to remember that these feelings are completely normal and that you aren’t alone. You can reduce anxiety, panic attacks, and stress in your life by making some simple changes to your diet, exercise routine, sleep habits, and stress management techniques.

Hopefully with these foods, supplements, and herbs for anxiety and panic attacks, you can begin to get relief.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

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