Monday, March 6, 2017

Life is Growth


A documentary that I recommend everyone see. My life experiences, good and not so good, have given me the drive- an obsession- with helping others; one of the many things I found in common with strategist, Tony Robbins. The words he shares in this documentary, with the film makers and seminar participants, resonate in incredible ways. The messages so clearly reminded me that the more I empower others, the more I do for others- the more empowered I feel to be the warrior my challenges have created me to be. I am proud of who I am, as everyone should be.  I have so many moments, memories, and gifts that I am grateful for, as many people do.  I live each day with an attitude of gratitude, and some days, the days things just aren't going well- I have them too ya know...it's character that I CHOOSE to reconnect with gratitude and try again and again. What does your character say about you? Who are you? What are you made of? Are you a victim of your circumstance or the one who changed course out of your circumstances? 
I am not a survivor- I am a warrior. I have endured- not survived. I continue to learn and grow; I do not give power to past hurts nor anyone who has hurt me. I know a couple of truths that allow me to release the pain: Only hurting people- are hurtful to other people. People who have hurt me, hurt far more from inflicting the wounds than I do in receiving them- IF they have a conscience.
To all that have been a part of pain in my life, on the giving or receiving end- I forgive you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Words I say often to myself, thanks to a mentor and hypnotherapist. Seeking and learning self improvement techniques is not selfish- it's necessary to break free of merely surviving into thriving.  Forgiveness and Love start with what's inside each of us. Embrace who you are so you can grow into who you want to become...YOU deserve this.
I no longer need to, nor want to, escape from my life or the people I choose to be in it. I used to. I used to find safety and empty promises of peace in isolation, I hated to feel anything uncomfortable, and I couldn't stand to be, or feel alone. If I did reach out to others, I often surrounded myself with people I thought I wanted love from, wanted a sense of belonging with, but I have come to realize that many were people with their own agendas- people who "loved me" only for what I could do, be, or give them. I know now what love is- through learning to love myself, and I was so distorted to believe some of the people in my life "loved" me. The people who remain in my life, love me for me- good days and bad. It's finally ok to be me. I no longer seek approval, and I release the need to please others. Take me or leave me- my words and actions are often raw- and that's not well received at times- but I have lived a life of lying and hiding, unhealthy ways to protect and defend myself. I just won't do that anymore.
I know I am never alone, and I absolutely know that I never have been. I also know the person in the mirror will always be my biggest challenge. I've lived my life afraid of the dark. Afraid of silence. Afraid of being alone and being left alone. I've been afraid to try anything new, because I feared I would always be a failure. I have lived a life trying to please others- and I understand now- that's why I have felt like I have failed. I never believed I was good enough. I have been to rock bottom, a few times- been hospitalized, hopeless and irrational. I was isolated, sad, withdrawn and just going through the motions in life- until I CHOSE to live. Yes, we all have a choice, even in the worst of times and most painful of circumstances. These moments do not have to break you, their are lessons in them. 
I have endured things no one person should ever endure; before you judge, envy, or ridicule someone's life or journey- remember everyone has a story. I have felt ridiculous meeting new people in support groups and sharing my story, but sharing is FREEING, and it has helped me realize that I am SO STRONG, even when I haven't wanted to be. I was blessed with challenges because GOD has a plan for me. He has shown me pain and trials so I could learn and go on to be a mentor, and to empower others; to help others heal- Body. Mind. Spirit. I AM sure of my purpose, and I am passionate about everyone knowing there IS hope. There is ALWAYS opportunity. YOU ARE LOVED.
Tony Robbins reminded me today, as I watched this documentary on the treadmill- I am powerful. I have blamed people for the hurts I have endured by their action and words, but I also need to blame people for the strength and drive those hurts have given me. I care deeply. I am able to empathize and connect with people who hurt in ways that many will never understand. I AM a vessel. I Am obsessed with feeling good, living well, and inspiring others. I AM fulfilled. I have a new life, new values, a new vision, and more clarity than ever before. I feel unstoppable- I AM STILL HERE. Creating the ME I want to be. One day, sometimes, one moment at a time. LIVE your life because "Change happens in a moment"- Tony Robbins. Embrace the changes. Embrace the possibilities. Feed your Faith more than your Fear.
"Life is growth"
"Progress equals happiness- if you are growing, in anything- spiritually, financially, emotionally, physically...in relationships, in your body...in any area of your life, you're gonna feel better in your life and you're gonna have something to give. You can't give something you don't have".- Tony Robbins

I am a work in progress.
I am loved.
I am grateful.
I am enough.
I am fully alive.

You try it. Start your day with 5 positive "I Am" Statements in the mirror. Even if it's uncomfortable and some are difficult to believe- KEEP Saying them. Say 5 more before bed. Once you get the hang of it, add the intensity. FEEL these in your core being. Jump, clap, do something physical as you say them to enforce them on a deeper level. See if, feel it, know it, be it. Be your own best friend and cheerleader. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My Body is a Temple

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19 

As I embark on the Whole 30 Challenge with my daughter, I am reframing my mindset and meditating on the purpose of food as fuel for the body I've been given to care for. Many, including myself, ponder the question: Why should I treat my body like a temple? Well, our bodies were created in the image of God. They are a gift from Heavenly Father to allow us to experience mortality and are designed to bring glory to the Creator. Does this knowledge influence the way we treat our bodies and how we feel about Heavenly Father and ourselves? I tend to think it does not. Most people do not take the time to really appreciate, nor recognize, the body as a gift; a temple, to care for and treat well.  

I see fast food franchises continuing to pop all over my community, and these do not inspire the majority of us to think of food as fuel for the vessel we have been given to care for. I certainly have never been through McDonald's to place an order with thoughts of how my menu choice and consumption will glorify God. Rather this is a quick fix, instant gratification, for my preceived physical hunger "needs", having nothing to do with what my body actually "needs" for fuel, nor my relationship with, or gratitude for, God.  I do not frequent fast food establishments, but poor choices are available at the grocery store and every restaurant there is; not just fast food joints. I have become keenly aware of how I feel when I consume processed, fatty, sugary foods;  lethargic, irritable, bloated, foggy in thought process, and just plain disgusting shortly after. So, again, time to make different choices.

I wasn't always aware of how food made me feel. I started paying attention to the messages my body was sending a few years ago when I elected to go through a Mind. Body. Spirit detox program. I learned that if my great grandmother wouldn't recognize a dish, or if she couldn't pronounce the ingredients on a label- it was not intended for me to eat! You don't have to be a Christian to respect the body you have; you just need to care about being able to enjoy your life for years to come. The 30 day detox program had No Sugar, No Processed Foods, No Dairy, No Alcohol, No Caffeine, No Grains...just whole foods. Understand the concept of "whole foods" seemed foreign to me too- I had seen the grocery store, Whole Foods, but had never actually been in one, and the store sign was all I knew of this "whole foods" thing, until my detox program. Who knew, it's not just a grocery store!

I grew up on cereal and mac and cheese, game meat and whatever dreadful vegetable my parents could find in a can or in the freezer for a side dish. Dinner always served with milk to drink and plenty of white sliced bread and butter, if I was at my grandma's house, or margarine at my house. Yuck! If you break this down to what grows from the Earth and the plethora of meats and fish available to us -being the top of the food chain- it's really not as big of a threat to your lifestyle. We can get overwhelmed and give up before we even try, so focus on what you CAN have and how good it makes you feel, rather than focus on what you CAN'T have. You always have a choice; just pay attention to how you feel when you choose crap over whole foods and vice versa. 

Moral of the story, I guess I have done the Whole 30 before.  When I was having emotional instability, mood swings, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, seizures, constipation and fibromyalgia, I needed to change my life so I could live and not just exist in this vessel. My body felt 90 years old when I was in my 30's, and I took so many prescriptions just to get out of bed and function, then more to be able to sleep at night. It wasn't living. Food IS Medicine, and changing the food I consumed for 30 days, reset my whole life. I was able to come off dozens of medications and enjoy time with my family and friends again. I have been seizure free for two years, and many other diagnoses have been resolved- just by changing my diet.  I learned to mediate and discovered yoga; last year I even ran my first half marathon! Before my detox, I struggled even to get out of bed most days, I hadn't exercised in years, and I had secluded myself away from the world- not having the energy to be around people or even work outside the home. I had to make a change.That was 2013.  


Since then, I have submerged myself in learning about Food as Medicine and how nutrition effects our neurochemistry, aka, Mood and Energy. Don't get me wrong, I have certainly derailed a few times since my detox in 2013 by overindulging, by I keep getting back on track because I enjoy feeling good. I absolutely will struggle to give up my Carmel Macchiatos and Chocolate cake, and the occasional glass of wine, but I AM WORTH IT. YOU ARE WORTH IT. 

Yep. I have started the Whole 30 today, and I am not focusing on what I'll give up for 30 days...(it's 30 days people...ANYONE CAN DO IT),  I am choosing to focus on how great eating Meat, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and foods God provided for me to fuel the vessel he gave ME makes me feels. I eat pretty clean, but I know I have let old habits take over a few of my choices, so I am grateful my daughter wants to be healthy and happy and asked me to join her in this challenge for Lent- yep- she's extending her 30 to fit her Lent commitment this year. 

Who's with us?

Remember: it's 30 days, and when we treat our bodies as temples of God, we obtain physical, emotional, and spiritual blessings. Live your best life. 


In gratitude, 

Nicole
nicole@rebalancesf.com






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mindfulness






Mindfulness is the complete state of awareness of the present moment. Sound easy to do? Maybe not. So often we are focused on what we need to get done at some point in the future, whether that is today, next week, next month, or next year. We also tend to focus on past issues as well and rarely are aware of what is going on in the present moment. We are good at identifying physical symptoms in our body but do not take the time to make sense of the mental symptoms that occur. Negative thoughts, worry, fears, and irritations are usually caused by stress. Being mindful means to focus on the present moment and to pay full attention to what is going on around us. By practicing a simple, mindful exercise daily, we can become focused on the here and now. In order to do this, find a quiet, peaceful room and prepare to engage in this exercise for at least five minutes. As you start, take a deep breath. Focus your attention to the sight, smell, and thoughts of the present moment. Next, focus your attention to what is going on internally. If your thoughts take you to either the past of the future, bring yourself back to the present moment. Keep your focus on your breathing as you inhale slowly and your abdomen expands. Gently exhale slowly and feel your abdomen retract back to its original position. As you continue to breathe like this for at least five minutes, really try to focus on enjoying the present moment. By practicing at least once a day (it’s a great way to start or finish your day), it can help you to feel more relaxed and in control of your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Mindfulness not only helps us relax but can also bring about positive changes in physical symptoms such as lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, reducing chronic pain, and alleviating an upset stomach. Mental health can be improved with mindfulness, so this is a great therapy for those that suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Being mindful allows us to focus on oneself and to gain a better understanding of our inner senses. It allows us to get in touch with our emotions and understand them without passing judgment. The more this technique is practiced and becomes part of our daily routine, the more benefits we will see. So sit back, relax, breathe deeply, enjoy the moment, and become the mindful person you were created to be!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Why holistic health?

We are all somewhat intimidated by what we don't understand fully, but there is truly no need to be afraid of considering a holistic approach to your health. Holistic should be spelled " wholistic" as it is simply a term referring to care of the whole person; Body. Mind. And spirit. At The Re:Balance Center, we have many services and pharmaceutical grade, natural, herbal products to offer, so after a session with one of our Health Coaches, a wellness program can be designed to best meet your unique wellness goals and needs.

Your program may include continued health coaching, 1:1 or in a group setting; its YOUR program, so YOU choose what's right for you.  Perhaps the Photon Genius Light Energy Sauna is a great place to start. By now, most people are familiar with the benefits of infrared sauna therapy, and the Photon Genius incorporates that with Harmonic Tube Technology and Energy Frequency for healing many facets of our health and well being, and it's safe and effective for everyone!  Yes, everyone.  Your wellness program may include massage therapy, Reiki, the Chi machine, biofeedback training for stress management, colon hydrotherapy, juice detox programs, supplements,  and/ or  other services and products.  The holistic approach to our wellness programs is as unique as the individuals we serve. 

Give us a call or come on in to take a tour of our new center,  and let's get started!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Are you full of sh#t?

We came across this article by Dr. Sonya and had to share it. 

I woke up this morning and realized I am full of sh#t.  And guess what?  You might be too!  I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly dead the other day and decided to embark on a Fall smoothie healing extravaganza.  I bought 4 bunches of organic kale, celery, cucumber, ginger, lemons and beets to make my own monster green smoothie!  I decided to add some cashew cream in because my bossy (and brilliant) sister reminded me that our family has phase I detoxification mutations which means that fasting or juicing is not a great idea for us.

So I blended up my green monster smoothie, while fantasizing about buying a Vitamix, and was pretty pleased with the results.  I was able to put in 2 whole beets and 2 bunches of organic kale.  I even made beet chips for my kids, which they loved!!!!!!! So far, so good on the Fall healing journey.

This morning, I hit a bit of glitch.  Warning, it is about to get graphic.  For those of you who eat beets regularly, you know that after about 12 hours, you are in for a bit of a shock when you visit the bathroom.  I had warned my kids not to be alarmed if their urine or stool (pee and poop to us Moms) looked pink or red.  I didn’t need a frantic call from school with concerns about internal bleeding.  After this very detailed conversation with my kids, I attended to my own morning routine.  And I have to say, there was something missing.  After over 12 hours, there was no sign of the beets making their impressive exit from my body.  Uh oh!  I know as a Naturopathic Doctor, that bowel health is extremely important.

Bowel transit time refers to long it takes for the food to move from the mouth to the anus.  Optimal transit time is 12-14 hours.  Naturopathic doctors believe that every time we eat, we should poop.  You should be having 2-3 bowel movements daily, shaped like a U or S and as long as your arm from wrist to elbow crease.  Bowel movements should be easy to pass and shouldn’t be potent enough to smell up the whole house.  No undigested food (except corn, see the documentary GENETIC ROULETTE for some scary information on corn) or copious amounts of gas.

A healthy digestive tract is important to support energy production, immune health and to regulate inflammation.  It is also the most essential detoxification organ.  Your bowel is responsible for removing harmful chemicals, metals and toxins.

Recent research through the Human Microbiome Project has identified that the microbes in our intestines are extremely important for human health linking lack of good bacteria to many conditions including eczema, allergies, asthma, cancer, diabetes, obesity, autism and inflammatory bowel disease.

Bowel transit time is dependent of a few different factors; the type of food you eat, hydration, the amount of fiber in the diet and exercise.  Transit time longer than 2 days can increase risk of cancer, diverticulosis and candida (overgrowth of yeast).  If you are having a bowel movement every day, YOU CAN STILL BE SUFFERING FROM CONSTIPATION.  Without doing a bowel transit test, if may take you until Saturday to eliminate that steak you ate on Tuesday night.

Anything less than one bowel movement daily, will decrease your ability to remove harmful toxins.  I cannot stress enough the importance of a healthy bowel function.  That is why I will be adding 2-3 TBSP of ground flax seeds to my green monster smoothies.  I will also beef up my probiotic protocol and start my castor oil packs.

Prevention needs to be part of your daily plan.  A new study out of the UK has identified that unhealthy lifestyle is lowering lifespan, and that our children may not live as long as their parents.  You may feel you don’t have time for prevention, but with breast cancer rates at 1 in 9 Canadian women, with the Cancer Societies prediction that 50% of children born in 2013 will develop cancer and with 1 in 3 kids having eczema, allergies or asthma; PREVENTION needs to start now.

Good luck on your Fall health journey.  I will keep you posted on mine (but with less graphics next time ;).

Dr. Sonya


Find Dr. Sonya's original post here: http://naturalcareclinic.ca/blog/2013/09/09/are-you-full-of-sht/

Friday, July 11, 2014

Our bodies are meant to Heal...See what Electro-Medicine can do for you!

Our body is designed to heal when our immune system is strong and healthy.  The immune system includes all systems and functions of the body including a balanced emotional and thought process.  Noting, our emotions and thoughts, when out of balance can contribute to making us physically ill.  They can become toxic in the body the same as external environmental factors.  They are not separate from a balanced healthy body.  Good nutrition, breathing, hydration, rest, sunshine, and constructive thoughts are all important contributors to good health and well being.
Good Health Is Achieved With Balance & Common Sense
Good health is achieved with balance.  Balance includes all areas of our life – body, mind, and spirit.  A good common sense approach to good health includes attending to all aspects of health which includes physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of life.
General Good Health Habits Include:
  • Nutrition – eating for health to support the body’s functions
  • Exercise – deep breathing, oxygen, blood flow, circulation
  • Rest – physical and mental
  • Constructive thought process – worry and stress break down the body’s healing system – quieting the mind reduces stress and empowers the immune system
Primary Enemies of Cancer & Other Pathogens & Illness:
  • Oxygen
  • Increased Blood Flow, Circulation
  • Heat
  • Alkalinity

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The Photon-Genius offers a safe and effective therapy alternative to drugs, surgery, chemo, or radiation without negative side effects.

The Photon-Genius Mega Energy Transmissions:

  • Alleviate pain
  • Detoxify the body
  • Strengthen cardiovascular system
  • Devitalize and clear pathogens, fungus, mold, bacteria, germs, etc.
  • Regenerate tissue & bone
  • Improve symptoms of most diseases
  • Reflow nerve pathways
  • Empower body’s immune system
  • Promote longevity
  • Promote weight loss (30 minute session burns over 700 calories)

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Using the Photon-Genius produces potent antioxidants, neurotransmitters and artery wall relaxers. The Photon- Genius helps regulate muscle tone of the arteries and prevents arteriosclerosis and is anti-inflammatory preventing injury to vessel walls and normalizing blood pressure in the process.
Using the Photon-Genius produces powerful brain cell protectors, neurotransmitters, memory and learning enhancers (transmitting harmonic, balanced chemical messages in the brain).
The Photon-Genius transmits, imprints, and reminds the human body at the cellular level of the essential creative process of perpetual enlivening energy that results in more natural and empowered regenerative processes throughout the body.
The Photon-Genius is a wonderfully safe and easy-to-use dynamic means of achieving ever-accelerating levels of health, wellness and more efficient, natural regeneration and rejuvenation. The Photon-Genius technologies provide "noticeable" and "comprehensive" health benefits to make your body the best it can be. (Photon-Genius Health Benefits)

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Thermotherapy is coming to The Re:Balance Center! Introducing The Biomat

Biomat- Thermotherapy- is coming to The RE: Balance Center!

Cellular Rejuvenation by Far Infrared Rays, Negative Ions and Amethyst Crystals

Biomat technology is used as a thermotherapy treatment to regenerate the cells and bring the body into complete homeostasis. Stemming back to the BC era with the Greeks to centuries later with Nobel Prize winners Erwin Neher and Bert Sakman to NASA's development creates the basis to the discovery of the Biomat. The Biomat consists of a mat of pure amethyst crystals amongst a bed of far infrared rays that penetrate deep into the core of the body releasing negative ions when laid on. While western medicine's protocols for treating disease and cancer are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or drugs, most of the time their plan is insufficient in curing illness. This paper describes the benefits the Biomat has on disease, chronic and acute ailments amongst maintaining proper health. We contest negative ions, the electric magnetic spectrum and amethyst crystals. We further discuss the effects of temperature control and regulation of a cell in comparison to the alkalinity of the body.

Biomat: Cellular Rejuvenation by Far Infrared Rays, Negative Ions and Amethyst Crystals

Western medicine today removes cancer by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This leads to leaving cancerous cells behind to grow and multiply. They never remove the cancer completely resulting in cancer occurring in the same area or some other place in the body. Knowing that there are other ways to treat cancer and other diseases, a group of scientists, engineers and medical professionals developed the Biomat. The Greeks in four hundred BC to NASA's discoveries in nineteen fifty nine with the help of the Nobel Prize winning work of Erwin Neher and Bert Sakman lead to the discovery of the mat developed by RichWay scientists (Kaltsas, 2009, p.2). Not only do the effects of the Biomat remove cancer and disease on the cellular level, they stimulate the circulatory, immune and nervous system while reducing stress. Utilization of the far infrared rays that run through amethyst crystals of the Biomat increases the negative ions allowing the body to rejuvenate and heal itself from all forms of disease.
Most disease and cancer is caused by a low immune system not being able to fight off infectious agents. Yoshimizu (2009) states, "The relationship between our immune system and body temperature is very important. If our body temperature is around thirty five degrees Celsius, our body will have a sufficient amount of immune functions" (p. 57). Even one drop in a degree results in the body producing cancerous cells and the immune system declining Cancer patients develop hypothermia by poor blood circulation when body temperatures lower. When enzymes activities declines by a drop in a degree, the cells are not able to carry out absorption, transportation and excretion to other cells as well as healthy cells do. Then the production of ATP is affected causing not enough energy production into the cells. The autonomic system which controls digestion, temperature, metabolism, circulation and breathing will also be disturbed by temperatures dropping below normal range disrupting the homeostasis between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system (Yoshimizu, 2009, p. 61).
In order to balance the cells and rid the body of cancer and diseases, RichWay scientists developed a Biomat which is USFDA cleared that raises the temperature of cells above thirty five degree Celsius to seventy degrees Celsius without harming the cells. This is also known as thermotherapy where amethyst crystals, far infrared rays and negative ions have an effect on the body by raising the heat of the cells. According to Yoshimizu (2009), "Normal cells can handle temperatures of up to forty seven degrees Celsius, cancer cells can only handle temperatures of up to forty two degrees Celsius" (p. 67). Therefore raising cancers cells above what they can handle will kill the cells eliminating the cancer growth.
Pure amethyst crystals run all the way through the Biomat. It was known that the gemstone in early BC had healing capabilities. The Greeks would lie on a bed of this quartz, cover up in a blanket of amethyst, sit in amethyst caves or drink particles of it to calm, ground, soothe the body and cure disease. The Romans, Huns and Europeans centuries later recognized the effects of amethyst also known as Silicon Oxide to be beneficial to their health by balancing and purifying the body. Modem day scientists finally recognized the results of amethyst and designed the Biomat out of it. (Kaitsas, 2009, p. 4). Amethyst is known to be a conductor of light energy. Kaitsas (2009) states "The violet color is attributed to certain iron constituents in connection with a naturally occurring ability to store and radiate light over time" (p. 4). This allows the amethyst of the Biomat to purify the cells through the ultraviolet spectrum. Richardson (1980) explains amethyst as "able to affect the blood vessels and arteries which carry this energy through the medium of the bloodstream" (p. 50). Therefore the energy of amethyst is connected to healing the emotional, spiritual and physical layer of the body and able to move at a higher vibrational level through far infrared rays.
The idea of far infrared rays having an effect on the body through the Biomat was discovered by NASA after they sent animals into space and they came back cold. They designed a suit that penetrated far infrared radiation into the bodies of monkeys and they remained warmer while maintaining better health (Piller, 1999, p.1). Far infrared light from the electromagnetic spectrum consists of long frequency waves since it is the farthest ray from the range in the spectrum. Far infrared rays are harmless to organic molecules and ranges from four point zero to four hundred microns. The Biomat produces a range of between five to fifteen microns (Piller, 1999, p. 1). In the first law of thermodynamics, Piller (1999) states far infrared rays as being "Conduction-Heat traveling from an area of high temperature to an area of low temperature within an object" (p.1). Not only is the far infrared waves linked to the first law of thermodynamics but they pertain to the third law of thermodynamic in relation to the thermo radiation of the Biomat (Piller, 1999, p.1).
While laying on the Biomat, far infrared radiation penetrates the skin and moves deep within the tissues, blood and organs. This wave targets the area needed to be treated while rejuvenating the healthy cells as it moves fourteen to fifteen centimeters within the body (Yoshimizu, 2009, p. 80). The heat from the far infrared waves promotes phagocytosis of the lymphocytes while improving the immune system. Another benefit of these rays is the absorption of calcium from vitamin D which was converted from cholesterol. The use of the Biomat's far infrared rays help with fatty acid metabolism, kidney functions and removes certain stress hormones such as histamine, prostaglandin and bradykinin which could cause disturbances in the balance of the body. Not only do the rays stimulate enzyme activity but they reduce swelling and inflammation in the body caused by an acidic PH balance (Yoshimizu, 2009, p.87).
The far infrared rays rid the body of toxic buildup that has accumulated over time causing illness and disease. Water molecules form around toxins creating the cellular energy to become blocked and impaired. But when the light hits the molecule it vibrates causing the toxins to release. According to Kaltsas (2009), "This vibration reduces the ion bonds of the atoms which are holding together the molecules of water. As the breakdown occurs encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are released" (p. 3). Toxins are formed from an acidic accumulation in the body cause by an unequal balance of negative and positive ions. If there is a lack of negative ions other health problems will occur in the body as well (Yoshimizu, 2009, p.80). Therefore the Biomat allows the body to produce more negative ions by far infrared rays through the amethyst crystals creating an alkaline system.
The function of a single ion channel discovered by Erwin Neher and Bert Sakman lead to the explanation of negative and positive ions effects on the body during the treatment on the Biomat. They discovered that in the cell's membrane the opening and closing of an ion channel leads to alteration in the nervous system by continuously stimulating or inhibiting the cell. Cells rejuvenate from the motion of the ion channels. The negative and positive ions are controlled in the channels (Alberts, 1990, p.156). According to Piller (1999), "One of the most prevalent ion channels in all cells is one that simply exchanges two sodium ions from within the cell with one potassium from without causing a negative one charge" (p.5). This helps the body to alkalize the cells while freeing them of toxic waste. The negative ions produced from the Biomat detoxify while helping the cells to grow and reproduce normally. Kaltsas (2009) states, "Water molecules are split into H+ and OH-. Negative ions will neutralize H+ ions and the remaining OH- will ionize normal unionized alkaline minerals." (p.4). Too much positive ions will increase the acidity and move slower than the negative ions throughout the cell.
The Biomat helps to regulate the ion channels within the cells allowing negative ions to move freely and quickly breaking up particles resonating in the body. Since ATP within a cell is controlled by glucose and helps the ion channels form electric membrane potential, calcium ions are able to pass through the cell. This in turn controls the insulin needed to be secreted. Many drugs are controlled and diseases are formed through the calcium, potassium and sodium ion channels. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and muscular diseases occur when there is a defect in the calcium channel while epilepsy is controlled by the sodium-potassium channel (Alberts, 1990, p.156). Allowing the Biomat to help the negative ions move from an area of high conductivity to an area of low conductivity through ion channels keeps the nervous system balanced (Kaltsas, 2009, p. 3).
There are many therapeutic effects of the Biomat besides just cellular rejuvenation. The far infrared rays that move and create negative ions in one's body with the healing properties of the amethyst crystals are beyond conventional methods used today for all sorts of disease. Stemming from chronic to acute ailments, the list of illness the Biomat can assist with is of great length. Not only does it control the homeostasis in the body, it regulates the circulatory system providing nutrients through the cells of the veins, capillaries, blood and all the organs. This process helps heal high blood pressure, lung cancer, arrhythmias, metabolic disorders and respiratory infections. The Biomat stimulates sweat to relieve the toxic buildup in the lymphatic system eliminating fatigue, muscle tightness, headaches, aches and pains. Other benefits you receive from laying on a Biomat are relief from insomnia, stress, tension and depression. The Biomat boosts your immune system, energy levels, repairs your tissues by rebuilding your DNA, rejuvenates the skin, controls your weight and balances your emotional, physical, spiritual and mental vitality (Kaltus, 2009, p. 5).
The Biomat comes in a couple different sizes ranging from massage table usage, bed sizes, pillows and a fitted chair size. There is a temperature control panel which allows you to adjust the levels according to your treatment plan. The more you raise the temperature the more you will detox (Paprocki, 2008, p. 1). The lowest setting which is green is for cellular maintenance, the middle gold color is good for acute conditions and the high red setting is for chronic conditions, cancer and heavy detoxification. A minimum of a half hour a day to a maximum of an hour is good for overall health but a recommendation of a couple times a day for a cancer patient is beneficial. After each treatment an ample amount of water needs to be consumed to hydrate the cells and the body (Yoshimizu, 2009, p. 81).
Over all the Biomat is a great thermotherapy treatment benefiting all areas of the body. The process of the amethyst crystals being heated up by far infrared rays brings calmness and peace to one's body while feeling the radiant energy of the Biomat. Adjusting and raising the body's temperature is crucial to bringing the cells out of hypothermia. While it aids in cellular rejuvenation of the cells bringing them back into balance, the Biomat dramatically reduces the stress and toxins that have accumulated over a period of time. Calming the nervous and endocrine system boosts the immune system allowing the body to naturally heal itself on its own. Though the Biomat is very effective alone, exercise along with dietary changes and herbal supplements will bring the body into a state of balance and well being.

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