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About Nurtured Living

I have been interested in obtaining better health for many years now, especially after dealing with valley fever. After that experience, I knew how important it was to keep up my health. I never wanted to feel that way again. I learned a lot on my journey back to health and have made a lot of discoveries that I want to share with people. We don't have to suffer when we are older if we will take the steps now to protect our health. We will be glad we did. I am currently available evenings and weekends for events or appointments in reflexology, raphaology and sole speak coaching (aka toe reading - which can also be done online).

Pears, WEB

Don’t Eat Dead Food – “Peak Up” Your Meals Through Raphaology

Not all food is considered equal.

Let me explain. I consider many foods today “dead food,” because they have been genetically modified or grown in depleted soil and no longer contain the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy.

Some foods can actually deplete your body of nutrients. They can cause the body to pull nutrients and minerals from less vital tissues in order to supply what it needs in other places. In my opinion, food should not be called food if it is not giving some value to your body and is actually taking something away.

Many foods cause acidity in the body that creates a host environment for disease. The body continually attempts to maintain a balanced internal environment at all times. When this balance is thrown off, we become sick.

Peak foods are those foods that contain higher amounts of enzymes and have absorbed specific light frequencies from the sun that provide your body the nutrients it needs to thrive. Typically these foods have higher nutritional value and are pH balancing to the body.

One great thing about a “peak lifestyle”–also known as Raphaology–is that you never have to deprive yourself of the food that you enjoy because there is a replacement for practically everything that is not considered “peak.” Most times your meal will taste better too.

You can “peak up” practically any meal by replacing the old dead food with healthy living food. Click on the following link to get a list of regular foods and their peak replacement.

nurturedliving.com/Docs/PeakFoodConvChrt.pdf

One example on this list of a peak replacement is to eat pears instead of apples. The reason is that apples don’t have anywhere near the enzymes that pears have which makes your body work harder to digest it. Since pears have more enzymes, they assist the body in the digestion
process.

Another replacement is to eat pressed or rolled barley instead of rolled oats. One of the main reasons for this is that oats are very acidic in the body. Oranges is another acid-forming food. The peak replacement for oranges is tangerines, mandarins or limes.

One more example of a non-peak food is the peanut. The oil in peanuts starts to get rancid immediately after picking, so the better nut to eat is almonds or cashews.

Making simple adjustments to the foods you eat will help you create an environment insideyour body that will resist disease and get you started on the road to better health.

If you would like any suggestions on how to peak up your meals, contact me through my website at nurturedliving.com.

reflexology reduce stress solar plexus point

Relieve Stress Through Reflexology

Reflexology is a study of the feet and how specific points on the feet relate to specific parts of the body. Through reflexology, the nerve endings in the feet are stimulated, which can help to relieve stress, improve blood supply, unblock nerve impulses and help to achieve a balance of the flow of energy throughout the body.

There are many ways to relieve stress in the body through the soles of the feet. Pressing on all the parts of the foot — called “walking the zones” — can stimulate the nerves of the feet that run all the way up through the body. This stimulation can improve circulation, bringing more oxygen to parts of the body and encouraging relaxation.

One of my favorite points to hold on the feet is the solar plexus. In the body, this is the bundle of nerves that is found behind the stomach and in front of the diaphragm and extends throughout the abdominal cavity. On the foot, it is located just below the ball of the foot in the middle where you can feel a slight indentation. The solar plexus is one of the main attack points of family-related stress.

At the end of a reflexology session, I hold this point on each foot until my thumbs feel an even steady pulse. Sometimes it can take a while before this pulse comes together. When it does, it indicates that the energy flowing throughout the body is balanced. For many of my clients, this hold is very relaxing.

Some other benefits of massaging and holding this point include assisting with regular breathing, relieving nervous disorders, insomnia, allergies, asthma, skin irritations, and maybe the best benefit of all is that it has been known to help young children fall asleep.

Visit Nurtured Living to find out more about reflexology, raphaology and other services offered.

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Frequencies-R-Us – Healing Through The Mind-Body Connection

Being able to release the frequencies of unhealthy emotions is where true healing begins.

When I was about 10 years old, I was fascinated by a TV show that was on channel 8, our local Public Broadcasting Station. I remember they showed a chicken and then they took the DNA of the chicken and somehow analyzed the sequence of the DNA and played it on a violin. I don’t know how they figured that out, but I remember that the music was beautiful and I wondered, “Is that what God sounded like when he spoke the chicken into existence?” Maybe He sang it into existence. Maybe He sung us into existence. I wonder what we might have sounded like as God sung us into existence.

As I pondered these thoughts, I started thinking about sound waves and light waves and how we can’t see them, but they affect us. I later read about how we are made up of frequencies and that everything resonates at a certain frequency. Different states of health have a frequency as do different kinds of sickness. Emotions also have frequencies that correspond to the different states of health and disease. The phrase, “as a man thinks, so is he” makes a lot of sense when you realize the connection between our thoughts and emotions and our bodies, the “mind body connection.”

I’ve been told that every disease has an emotional component attached to it and to completely heal, we need to become aware of the negative emotion, or more accurately the “decision” we made based on our thoughts and emotions, that is at the root of the disease. As healing begins in our bodies when we eat specific herbs and foods, remember that there is also an emotional component that quite likely began the disease process. Once we realize what that emotion is and are able to release it through forgiveness or whatever process we use to let it go, the frequency of that thought and emotion that matched the frequency of the sickness that was affecting us no longer has influence over us and our health. Healing our emotions is where true healing begins.

To find out more information about Nurtured Living and healing our bodies through foods and herbs based on Raphaology, visit nurturedliving.com.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this article has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to replace professional care. Specific and implied results are not guaranteed. In addition, I am not a licensed therapist, counselor or doctor, and any information in this article has come from my own experience and/or education and is meant only for educational purposes and is not intended to be used as medical advice. Your self-care for your well-being is ultimately your responsibility.

Raphaology

Basic Raphaology: Healing Starts With The Sun

When I heard about raphaology and what it was about, it immediately made sense to me. The principles are basic — give the body what it needs to heal, and it will heal. However, the American diet is so far off track. If we can get back to the basics, get back to the foods that have not been altered by man through genetic engineering and foods that have been grown in mineral rich soil, I believe we will be able to get back to a state of health that will allow us to enjoy our lives again.

Basic raphaology starts with the sun; it provides the energy that plants need to grow. Some plants absorb a specific color frequency from the sun. For example, avocados absorb a gold light. Also, each one of our hormone-producing glands absorb a frequency from the sun; our pituitary also absorbs gold light.

Each hormone-producing gland governs a set of organs; for example, the pituitary gland governs the gallbladder, the large and small brains, the spleen, the teeth and sinuses and the tonsils. In order for this set of organs to function effectively, the pituitary needs gold light so it can produce the hormones it needs to support these organs. If you are gold light deficient, you might start experiencing problems with these organs. You might also experience a lot of worry, stress or guilt. When you start eating the food that supports the pituitary gland — in this case lemon — this could help bring you out of these negative emotions and give your pituitary what it needs to support the organs it governs.

If damage has been done to the glands and organs of the body, specific herbs are used to repair it. If you want to boost the function of glands and organs, eat foods that provide a specific light frequency from the sun. It’s a pretty simple system.

To begin the healing process, you can take tinctures, drink herbal teas made straight from bulk herbs, and eat the foods for which your body is asking. Knowing what your body wants is done through testing the feet. This is similar to reflexology, yet it takes it a step further by determining what the body is asking for through muscle testing. If you test strong, your body wants the food; if you test weak, your body doesn’t want the food. This is how we determine where your body wants to begin the healing process.

You can find out more about raphaology at nurturedliving.com. There is a peak food list, conversion chart and light organ chart that contains more related information under the Raphaology Resources link.

For an Eat Peak Tip of the Day, go to facebook.com/nurturedliving.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this article has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to replace professional care. Specific and implied results are not guaranteed. In addition, I am not a licensed therapist, counselor or doctor, and any information on this site has come from my own experience and/or education and is meant only for educational purposes and is not intended to be used as medical advice. Your self care for your well-being is ultimately your responsibility.

Raphaology, Peak Foods

The Raphaology Lifestyle: Make The Switch To Peak Foods

The Raphaology Lifestyle: Make The Switch To Peak Foods

Suffering from liver cancer, kidney disease, gluten intolerance and several other maladies, Dr. Morning Wolf knew she needed to find a cure, a way to heal. As part of her healing, she to traveled to different countries, where she learned the healing practices of other indigenous cultures, and realized she was able to heal herself using said discovered practices.

She called it Raphaology. This is a type of lifestyle and a way of eating that goes beyond your typical organic lifestyle. Raphaology focuses on only eating food with “peak” nutritional value.

Peak foods are foods that have not been altered by man and have absorbed life-force energy from the sun in the form of enzymes and other nutrients. These foods provide the greatest ability for your body to digest and assimilate its nutrients, feeding each gland and organ what it needs to heal and thrive.

To help improve your health with Raphaology, below is a list of Dr. Wolf’s 10 recommendations:

1. Instead of apples, eat pears or mangoes.

 Raphaology Peak Foods, Pears

Have you noticed the shelf life of an apple can be a few months? A pear will break down in a matter of weeks. This is indicative of the higher enzyme potential in pears to digest food.

2. Instead of carrots, eat yams or jicama.

 Raphaology Peak Foods, Yams

Have you ever heard of people’s skin turning orange after eating a lot of carrots? Dr. Wolf says this happens because the beta-carotene in carrots is not as assimilable to the human body. If the body cannot process it, it stores it in the skin. Yams are a better source of beta-carotene.

3. Instead of blueberries, eat blackberries, raspberries, strawberries or cranberries.

Raphaology Peak Foods, Blackberries

Blueberries used to break down very quickly indicating higher enzyme activity. Now they sit on the shelf a lot longer. If you eat strawberries, just make sure that they are organic because pesticides are prevalent in commercial strawberries.

4. Instead of coffee, drink Papua New Guinea coffee.

 Photo: Flickr, Salim Virji

This coffee is actually alkalizing and detoxifying to the system. I’ve not been able to find it in Arizona, but you can purchase it online at www.lborganic.com.

5. Instead of oatmeal, eat barley flakes.

Raphaology Peak Foods, Barley Flakes
Barley is more alkalizing to your system. Again, make it organic. After looking all around Arizona for organic barley, I finally found it at Whole Foods.

6. Instead of chicken eggs, eat duck eggs.

Raphaology Peak Foods, Duck Eggs
The reason for this is that chickens have been so affected by the food industry that it is difficult to find a chicken that hasn’t been altered, even if it is organic. According to Dr. Wolf, an organic chicken should be about the size of your fist. If the chickens on the rotisserie of the grocery stores I frequent are any indication of average size, then I don’t think I’ve ever seen an organic chicken.

7. Instead of beef, eat bison.

Raphaology Peak Foods, Bison Meat
Bison has been protected from being injected with hormones. They also do not produce a fear hormone when slaughtered which can help maintain the integrity of the meat.

8. Instead of russet potatoes, eat organic red potatoes.

 Raphaology Peak Foods, Red Potatoes
A while back, there was a brand of potatoes that had been genetically modified. The reports I have seen say they are no longer on the market. My current understanding is that red potatoes have never been genetically modified.

9. Instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, use Sucanat (brand), grade B maple syrup, or honey.

 Raphaology Peak Foods, Honey
These are more natural for the body, and grade B maple syrup is full of minerals, especially manganese. Manganese is what keeps your ileocecal valve strong. Sugar can strip manganese from your system, and if that ileocecal valve is weak, it can lead to systemic Candida, so make the simple switch to grade B maple syrup.

10. Instead of salt, use Real Salt.

 Raphaology Peak Foods, Salt
This is a brand of salt that comes from an ancient seabed in Utah. It is unrefined salt and contains more than 60 trace minerals. The rule of thumb is that the salt you ingest should come from the continent you live on because it has the right balance of minerals for the people who live on that continent.

 

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You can find a list of more alternative foods on Nurtured Living’s website.

You can also find out how to live a healthier lifestyle in the book “Living Beyond Organic” by Christina Avaness.

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Genetically Modified Foods, GMO

Just Say No To GMO

GMO foods are foods that have been genetically modified. They have been injected with a foreign substance in an effort to make food more resistant to disease, insects, frost or some other purpose.

The problem is that these foods are often injected with a virus, bacteria or other carrier that alters the original food and could also alter how it reacts in the body. Some say that GMO foods can alter our DNA. Tests on animals are showing an increase in liver, pancreas and kidney diseases.

Many other countries have placed restrictions and bans on GMO foods because they have not been proven safe. In the U.S., it appears the FDA approved some of these foods based on studies that were done by the food companies that had a financial interest in the outcome.

GMO crops that have been approved for selling its yield include canola, corn, cotton, flax, papaya, russet potatoes, red-hearted chicory, soybeans, squash (yellow and zucchini), sugar beets and tomatoes. Many of these products are found in packaged foods.

In the article, “Genetically Engineered Crops,” it’s unclear just how much of some of these crops were making it into the food chain, but according to the Non-GMO Project:

“According to the USDA, in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 90% of canola grown is GMO, and there are also commercially produced GM varieties of sugar beets, squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.”

Recently they have approved growing genetically modified alfalfa crops. Alfalfa is fed to the animals that we consume, so what could be the possible end result to the consumer?

The article “Obama Deregulates GMO Crops Despite Supreme Court Injunction” states Obama overruled the Supreme Court decision that banned growing these genetically engineered crops. One question comes to mind; Does Obama understand the risks or how concerned some Americans are about this?

The best way to affect change is to not purchase foods with genetically engineered ingredients. You can get a helpful shopping guide at nongmoshoppingguide.com. Here are a couple of links explaining about GMO foods and signs that indicate that they could have a negative affect on us:

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You can find out more about Nurtured Living at nurturedliving.com. There is a peak food list, conversion chart and light organ chart that contains more related information under the Raphaology Resources link.

For an Eat Peak Tip of the Day, go to facebook.com/nurturedliving.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this article has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to replace professional care. Specific and implied results are not guaranteed. In addition, I am not a licensed therapist, counselor or doctor, and any information in this article has come from my own experience and/or education and is meant only for educational purposes and is not intended to be used as medical advice. Your self care for your well-being is ultimately your responsibility.