2010 February

LATEST NEWS – Our Adoption

Many are asking about our adoption and graciously interested in updates. Well…

We are traveling to China February 18 to pick up Jin. Our little girl is 11. We will call her Emmeline (Emme) Jin. That said, I will not be in the office much this month or next. I will be continuing my Tuesday and Friday schedule at Metabolic Balance upon returning and making adjustments as needed while we all acclimate.
Please pray for us, our safe travel to and around China. I am a little unnerved by it all and the trip will be on the stressful side. Thank you to everyone for their support throughout this l-o-n-g journey.

MODALITY MINUTE: CST Eases Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

In a recent study, MS patients suffering from low urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) found releif following craniosacral therapy(CST) and the majority reported improved quality of life.
Baseline and outcome measures included complete neurological exams, Expanded Disability Status Scale, ultrasonography of kidneys and ureters, assessment of urinary frequency and urgency, and evaluation of subject’s quality of life.
If you have a chronic condition, CST might just offer you a bit of relief and comfort. More information about CST and the treatments I offer can be found on my website

OIL ESSENTIALS: Frankincense – An Ancient Healing Oil (Part 1 of 3)

Frankincense oil is distilled from resin of the frankincense tree. It is considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers. In Biblical times it was used to treat all ills and valued more than gold.
Researchers today have discovered that frankincense is high in sesquiterpenes, which helps stimulate the limbic system of the brain – seat of emotions – as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus, master gland of the body, controls the release of many hormones including thyroid and growth hormone. Frankincense is being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals to build immunity and treat cancer.
Frankincense has been found helpful with allergies, insect and snake bites, bronchitis, pneumonia, diphtheria, headaches, high blood pressure, typhoid, warts, an in supporting the immune system. It may also be valuable for reducing or minimizing the formation of scar tissue. It is also wonderful for the skin and prevention of wrinkles.
Frankincense is on the GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) List and approved by the FDA as a food additive. This means in its 100 &#37 therapeutic grade and unadulterated form it can be taken internally.

Unfortunately, frankincense is commonly adulterated due to its price.

Resin sold in Somalia costs between &#36 30,000 and &#36 35,000 per ton. Proper distillation takes more than 12 hours adding to its cost. Frankincense oil selling for &#36 25 per ounce or less is invariably distilled with gum resins, alcohol or other solvents which leaves the oil laden with harmful chemicals.
Sadly, when these cut, synthetic, and adulterated oils cause rashes, burns, or other irritations leaving people to wonder why they do not get the benefit they expected and thereby conclude that essential oils “don’t work”.
* Not FDA evaluated or meant to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease.

GENTLE REMINDERS: High Fructose Corn Syrup and Leptin

Ever read the ingredients in Doritos? The list is long! There are added food colors and high fructose corn syrup(HFCS). HFCS sabotages a hormone in your body called LEPTIN from being produced. LEPTIN tells your brain you are full. Look for HFCS in ALL your food ingredient lists and avoid them.

MAILBAG: I Wish I Lived Closer

Monica did a fantastic job. She really got the spots that have been bothering me for a very long time. When I asked a question about anything, she answered thoroughly and was happy to do so. I just wish I didn’t live so far away so that I could go more often. I will definitely be calling next year on my next Florida vacation though. Michelle Dolciato (Hudson, OH)
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