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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– Bitters can be used to stimulate a weak appetite. And I use this a lot with elderly people who start to lose their appetite. I give them digestive bitters because one of the flip sides to this is that when you take in digestive bitters, and give yourself some time, all your digestive forces… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– In the world of nutrition, I look at nutrition as a resistance process. And the more resistance that food gives in the digestive process, that means there’s more nutrition in it. So when you’re eating whole foods and you’re eating whole plant foods that need a lot of digestive forces to be broken down,… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– There are a variety of bitter taste receptors. So sweet, salty, sour, spicy. They have about one type of receptor for each one of those. With bitter there’s over 20 different types of receptors for bitter. And with sweet, sour, salty, spicy, those taste receptors are found on the tongue. With bitter, there are… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– There are nutritious plants that are rich in carbohydrates that tend to be more sweet. There are salty plants that have a higher mineral status. And that’s where the saltiness would come from. Then we have pungent plants. That pungent spiciness comes from volatile aromatic compounds and we can usually smell those before we… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– We have this thing called the xenobiome, and the xenobiome is basically the comprehensive chemical environment in which the liver evolves. So our liver, over millennium has evolved by becoming familiar with various chemicals in the environment; specifically, plant compounds, plant chemicals. So not everything in plants is good for us or safe. Every… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 5 Homemade Bone Broth

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– You wanna get a good source of bones and that is grass fed beef bones. And grass fed because the grass fed beef contains a lot of omega-3s. So we’re looking for omega-3s in our diet which is anti inflammatory fats versus the omega-6s. Omega-6s are very important in our diet but there’s sort… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 4 Bone Broth Brands

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– If you don’t wanna make your own, and I guess that is most cost-effective, to make your own, it costs me like about eight bucks to make a gallon, or you can buy some, you know, like 9 bucks for 24 ounces. – That’s your call. – Yup. – But it’s important that you… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– Bone broth, not only is it rich in different animo acids but it’s also really rich in something called glycosaminoglycans. We call them GAGs, and these are things like chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine. – Right. – Which glucosamine is more in shellfish it’s not really in bone broth but these are nutrients that go… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 2 Joint Health

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– I do a lot of sport’s medicine in my practice, a lot of injection therapy using Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma, and people always ask, “What is it that I can do at home to help with this process?” And one of the things that I recommend is actually bone broth. And the reason… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 1 The Immune System

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– Bone broth, there’s some ancient wisdom in bone broth. – Okay. – ’cause this has been around a long time. Bone broth, you would think bone broth is just hitting our consciousness now because it’s just getting popular. The reality is, is that bone broth has been used for thousands of years by a… Read More

VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 4 Tibetan Bowls

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– I took some courses in learning how to use sound therapy with the Tibetan bowls. And it was taught by a Tibetan monk. He comes here to Ashland, I took the course in Ashland. The bowl that I use is made out of nine different kinds of metal. It’s all handmade by the Tibetan… Read More

VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 3 Biomat

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us what the biomat is? – The biomat is full of amethyst crystals. It heats up, it has negative and positive ions, it’s developed, the technology was developed by NASA. And then the biomat is used in Japan, they use it for their cancer patients. They have it actually on their… Read More

VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 2 Reflexology

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Reflexology is just touching the pressure points. Each foot, there’s seven thousand nerve endings in your feet. And whatever’s on the left side goes all the way to the head. And whatever’s on the right side goes all the way to the head. So you can touch different parts in there and you could… Read More

The Power of Not-Knowing

One of the things that sets us humans apart from other animals is our deep desire to know things. It is this tendency, along with our incredible capacity to learn and preserve knowledge, that has enabled us to do miraculous things—like fly through the air in planes, instantly communicate with anyone in the world via… Read More

VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us a little bit about what Healing Touch is? – Healing Touch was taught by nurses who had their PhD’s and who were instructors. And it’s just learning how to work with the energy and bring the energy out. You clear the chakras, the energy centers, but you just bring that… Read More

VIDEO: Guided Self Inquiry, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Guided Self Inquiry

– In the Guided Self Inquiry, you know I am using, you know clinical hypnotherapy tools at times. Sometimes using breathing exercises, just simple skills of self-awareness can all be, can all be brought to play. And again, getting back to the essential of having a quiet mind and an open heart. We’re creating this… Read More

VIDEO: Guided Self Inquiry, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Guided Self Inquiry

– Ron mentioned an example from his own life right in the beginning where he said when he turns his attention inwards, he finds that he gets quieter, gets more calm, you said more spacious. – More spacious. Yeah. – Yeah. – So I can respond rather than react. – So you can respond, yeah.… Read More

The Heart & the Power of Positive Emotions

I like to call the heart the organ of perception for warmth and positive emotions. Think about it…when we experience love, gratitude, care, compassion, appreciation we feel it in the heart and it’s usually accompanied by a sense of warmth. Science is now discovering that there is more to this experience than just that warm… Read More

VIDEO: Guided Self Inquiry, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Guided Self Inquiry

– In a nutshell, guided self inquiry is really simple. It’s simply turning your attention from outward to inward. – Mmm. – And that process is facilitated by a guide. So if we just stop to think about that for a second, okay. The attention is usually going outward, right? – It is. – Towards… Read More

VIDEO: Guided Self Inquiry, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Guided Self Inquiry

So this can be done with eyes open, eyes closed, some people find it’s helpful to turn the eyes closed, but I’m gonna keep my eyes open. And so what I’m doing now, even while I’m speaking, is I’m starting to turn my attention inside, and I’m just paying attention to what’s happening in my… Read More

VIDEO: Wednesday Night Live: Skin Health, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Skin Health

– The skin is one of our primary ways of detoxing. – Mhm. – So through sweat, when we sweat, that’s one of the ways that we get rid of toxins, we release them out through the skin. Well it doesn’t just go one way coming out, we really do have to be aware that… Read More

VIDEO: Wednesday Night Live: Skin Health, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Skin Health

– A lesion is just a general term. So a skin lesion is any abnormality on the skin. Ideally, the skin is meant to be flat and smooth. So skin lesions are things like moles, skin tags, hemangiomas, birth marks, seborrheic keratosis, solar keratosis, xanthomas, which are the little kind of fatty deposits often seen… Read More