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Rebalancing Through Nutrition and the Healing Crisis
The body needs a continuous supply of 50 or more nutrients - none of which it can make for itself. Deficiency in any one of these nutrients affects the overall function of the body. Nutrients are raw materials of the body. Chronic deficiency undermines health and promotes degenerative disease.
Indulging in a few too many sodas, juices or other sweet treats, even too much fruit, depletes the body’s mineral reserves in order to process this sugar. Grains, which are a quick, easy source of nutrition and short term energy, actually reduce the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, resulting in acidic stress, causing inflammation.
Some people may have an unknown sensitivity to wheat, which, over time, may harm their digestive tract, negatively affecting the absorption of nutrients into the body. The latest study has found yet another component in wheat besides gluten, called amylase-trypsin inhibitors, which may cause the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, spleen and brain, and can worsen symptoms of pre-existing inflammatory illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. An anti-inflammatory diet which omits wheat can lessen your body burden and move you in a direction of increased vitality and strengthened immunity.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract has an enormous influence over both the immune system and the brain. More and more studies are coming out on the links between the gut and brain health. 90% of serotonin (a neurotransmitter implicated in mood and emotions) is produced in the intestines. Ideally, the lining of the small intestine is nearly leak proof and only fully digested food molecules are permitted to pass through this lining into the bloodstream and lymph vessels. But this leak proof lining is only one cell layer thick!
Severe emotional stress, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug use, alcohol abuse, GI tract dysbiosis, junk foods, excessive consumption of sugary foods and food allergies can disrupt this lining, causing a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome.” When enough of these intestinal cells are damaged, molecular debris (undigested and partially digested protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as fragments from microorganisms) break through to pollute the blood and lymph of the intestinal tract. Some get transported to the liver; others end up circulating through the body. All of this puts a great strain on the immune system, the liver and virtually every other organ and system of the body. Feeling sick and tired? At the root may be deficiency and toxicity.
As patients resolve to remove foods that stress their bodies, such as sugar and gluten, and increase nutrient dense foods, or if the body decides it can no longer tolerate toxicity and it now has enough nutrients and energy to mount a response, you may find your immune system shifting into high gear, creating a “healing crisis,” in the form of inflammation like fever, pain, redness, swelling, a cold, sore throat or rash. Inflammation helps to breakdown old cells and tissues, and our immune system digests these toxic wastes and debris, expelling mucus to release it from the body.
Holistic pediatricians, like Dr. Lawrence Palevsky or Dr. Philip Incao, see childhood fevers as a tool of rapid growth – “every remodeling job requires some demolition, a breaking down of old cells and tissues resulting in toxic waste and debris, which the body cleans up as it rebuilds new cells and tissues.”
These “expressions of health” are meant to detoxify and heal us. This is the time to rest, take in nutritious vegetable soups, bone broths, teas, and to cut the sugar and dairy, which suppresses the immune system and kicks up even more mucus.
Most people are actually healthier after they’ve had a fever. We then have a choice: do we continue our habits that no longer serve us, or do we decrease our exposure to toxins and increase our ingestion of healing, nutrient dense foods so that our body has more and more energy to rebuild us into stronger, more resilient versions of ourselves?
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My Purium Experience
I took a leap, and came through it a new me! I made it through Purium's 10-day Transformation. This was the first intentional cleanse that I've done. My insides felt clean, my spirit light, my body more expansive and I started fitting into my clothes again! At the end of my first cleanse, I lost 7.4 lbs and 1" around the waist, though it felt like I lost it from everywhere.
I myself follow an auto-immune paleo diet, and I was curious to see how this cleanse could take me to another level of healing. I'll have to say, I believe part of my success is also due to the combination of emotional/spiritual work I have been doing these past couple of years, in addition to getting chiropractic and acupuncture regularly, bolstered by my nutrition training and self-discipline. Deep healing is a lot about change and growth in consciousness. This cleanse came at the right time in my life!
I haven’t been a fan of fasts because we are already so nutrient depleted. But this cleanse provides you with high quality organic nutrition to heal and detoxify, while reshaping you from the inside out! I found the Power Shake to be tasty enough to take with room temperature water, for those trying to avoid cold foods. The Super 23 Aminos are like magic pills—energizing, muscle supporting and fat burning. The Apothe-Cherry supports sleep and recovery. Along with a few other cleansing nutrients, this is a winning combination!
I tailored my cleanse by adding "flex foods" - alternating between small portions of clean protein (wild salmon or organic chicken) one day and cooked organic cruciferous veggies the next, with a sprinkling of pickled cucumber and fermented kimchee throughout. I made it through one or two days without added foods. I curbed hunger with water, or herbal teas like dandelion root tea, fennel or lemon balm. I got some gentle exercise in and my energy stayed up. Sleeping early is super helpful and pleasant with the help of the naturally occurring melatonin-rich tart cherry juice.
It's crazy how you wake up another pound lighter. It felt like my brain had to adjust its understanding of how much less space my body was taking up! Although I was being nourished with the clean green Purium products, I did feel hungry and had to get used to the feeling. Luckily I am the committed type! The speed of the weight loss and immediate gratification/reinforcement kept me going.
Since my first cleanse in October, I've been even better about my food choices and portions. I did a 2nd 8-day Athlete's cleanse post-Thanksgiving, and am now 10 lbs lighter with 2" off my waist by continuing the products once a day (as opposed to 3x a day on a cleanse). I also feel stronger! For me it's been about giving my organs a break so they can do some good healing and repair work. Can you imagine what your body can do without being burdened by sugar, corn syrup, pesticides, GMOs, grains, preservatives, food coloring and bad fats even for a few days? It was definitely easier the 2nd time around! And I have the products handy for when I want to take a one or two day cleanse to reset after indulgent times.
With my organs feeling happier and lighter, my emotions are lining up and I feel great about my body and where I'm at in my life. Also, by opening myself up to the potential of this 2nd stream of income (unlike salaried folks, when I'm not in my office, I don't make $$), my ability to attract abundance and joy to my life overall has increased 5-fold!
Order from my shop here and get $50 off your first order (coupon code: niuhealthforanewyou)! For those with a more savory palate, customize and get the ORIGINAL Powershake (which tastes like green tea brown rice). I will be happy to help you customize your cleanse. http://mypurium.com/niuhealthforanewyou
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Take healing into your own hands! Reiki is an essential modality and philosophy in my practice.
White Light Reiki Level 1: October 21, 2017
White Light Reiki Level 2: December 2, 2017
White Light Reiki Level 3: Jan 13, 2018
Karuna® Reiki (prerequisite: any Reiki Level 3) will be scheduled in November. Details to follow!
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Niu Health for a New You!
Are you ready to make a commitment to transforming your health and your life? Niu Health for a New You! 3 month, 6 month and 12 month premium programs are perfect for highly motivated people who are ready to go deep into self love and self healing mastery. You and your loved ones will get the same high quality, cutting edge, synergistic combination of chiropractic, energetic, emotional and fascial bodywork, along with nutrition and dietary recommendations. PLUS, there will be extra time to ask questions, review nutrition strategies and learn various tips and tools to augment your self-healing abilities. You also have the option of adding on weekly distance Reiki support to supercharge your healing fields at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Please share the word with loved ones who you think are ready and would value and benefit most from my services! As an incentive, there is a special kama`aina rate of $150 for you and your loved ones (save $90), and a risk free money back guarantee for the first Foundations of Health Breakthrough 2-hr visit for new patients. You know just how valuable this visit is! Share it wisely.
Paying respect to the direction of cure, from the inside out, from interior to exterior, will ensure an overall increase of health, vitality and freedom to embrace change. - Dr. Larry Malerba, Green Medicine
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As with all health promoting approaches, one size does not fit all. Niu Health for a New You! provides personalized recommendations that will help you rebuild your resilience more effectively and efficiently. Rather than resorting to quick fixes or stimulatory medicines to help you feel better, we set a solid foundation for healing to help you FUNCTION better in the long term.
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E mälama pono!
Dr. Chris Teaño Lipat, DC
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
White Light/Karuna Reiki® Master
Niu Health for a New You!
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It's amazing how I've learned to be so in tune with my body after having several sessions with Dr.Christine! After not having seen Dr. Christine in several months, I knew I was ready for an adjustment, as I was feeling 'achy' and 'sluggish'...I'm grateful for practitioners like Dr. Christine who take into consideration the 'whole' person, realizing it's not just how you feel physically, but what you eat, when/how you eat, how you think and how you feel emotionally and psychologically that affects your 'being'..so thank you Dr. Christine!! - Jan
I had my first appointment with Dr. Christine yesterday and I could not be more happy with the results. I have suffered from low back pain as well as pain in my left leg for years and after just one visit the pain in my leg and back have diminished significantly. Dr. Christine gives you the time and attention that is missing from most health care providers today. She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very comprehensive in her approach with me. I can't wait to go back for my second appointment. Thank you for the work you do, Dr. Christine!!! - Natalie