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Pain and Surviving Opioid Dependence

Pain.  The very word conjures up deep, emotional feelings.  Pain comes in many forms and at varying levels of intensity.  Have you ever felt any of these?

  • Aching
  • Cramping
  • Fearful
  • Gnawing
  • Heavy
  • Hot or burning
  • Sharp
  • Shooting
  • Sickening
  • Splitting
  • Stabbing
  • Punishing or cruel
  • Tender
  • Throbbing
  • Tiring or exhausting

What if any of these just … never stopped??  Pain is unquestionably unforgiving when it goes on and on – for hours … days … weeks … months … and, yes, even years. When will it ever end?

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The number of people having a pain prescription of opioid narcotics is staggering.  Here are some staggering statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis):

  1. 115 people die annually from overdose
  2. estimated $78.5 million burden
  3. Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  4. Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  5. An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  6. About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  7. Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  8. The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.

Given these figures, what if your doctor prescribes you opioids for pain management and they STILL barely take the edge off… then what!? And, because of state legislation, what if your doctor then denies you access to the very prescription you’ve put all your hope in without a reasonable substitute? The terror is beyond comprehension.

Yet, there is another way.  There is hope.  You can live!  And, you can live with VITALITY!

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If you, or anyone you know is facing the same situation, CLICK HERE to get the exact same solution that solve their problem with pain and opioid dependency.

Nrf2 and Veteran Exposed to Agent Orange

I’ve often heard that aging is not for the timid.

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What if you are sick?  That can’t make the journey any better.

And, how about if your illness is related to your work?  Or, in the case of a veteran, to your service?  It is almost common place to hear about the “degree” of disability that is assigned to our veterans once their years of service are complete.

Like many service men and women in the system, it is a frustrating ordeal to find your way to a more resilient lifestyle.  Like the one that you might have had in your more youthful days.  There is a way to turn back the clock on aging.  And, it has scientific backing – Nrf2 Activation.  Coupling this with other know and proven methods of recapturing one’s health (i.e. movement, rest, hydration, prayer/meditation, etc.) is the manner in which one can BioHack their health.

But it’s NOT just for veterans!  It can help YOU, too!  And, the sooner you start the better the effect!!

So what are you waiting for?  Click HERE to find out more.

Then, click HERE to get started!

Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 3

If you’ve ever dealt with a medical condition that would be considered chronic, you understand the hopelessness one might feel.  In fact, in reading this, you may be feeling those very uncomfortable feelings.  Doesn’t feel very good … does it?

However, you may also be one of the “lucky ones” who made to the other side of their struggle.  In fact, deep down, you know all too well that luck played no role in the recovery process.

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Knowing that the struggle can be so severe, that some choose to end it themselves, it certainly pays to have a support group around you.  If you don’t have a group that you can tap into, make one!  The fortunate ones will have family and friends that they can lean upon, however, it makes the process just a little bit better if shared with others enduring the same experience as you.  Be RELENTLESS in the pursuit of better health.

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Optimal health doesn’t imply that you will never experience any setbacks.  Yet, having such resiliency may shorten and minimize the impact of those unexpected, and uninvited lapses in our health.

Here’s to your resilient health!

Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 2

Having Lyme Disease may require a relentless posture and attitude. Most importantly, you need your own intellectual curiosity. Imagine having to assume that attitude when everything, and everyone, is against you. Everyone doubts you and no one is in your corner. You need to take that first step in your own recovery and improved health… and then … PERSIST!!

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Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 1

When we are young we oftentimes take our health for granted. In fact, we may think we are bullet proof. We live our lives making plans for our future, going to school, and making new friends. It is the rare instance that we would even consider our own mortality, not to mention the possibility of a significant illness.

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What happens when “it” happens?  A diagnosis leads to treatment.  Days lead to weeks… weeks to months… months to years.

You’re originally diagnosed with depression.  But, what if the diagnosis is wrong?

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Years spent bouncing around the system “meat grinder” – in and out of different clinics.  Ultimately, you need to assume that bullet proof attitude once again… and become your own advocate.  But, with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease, that is only the beginning…

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving Cancer – She’s My Hero – PART 3

Things went from bad to worse.  But, it is time for you to draw a line in the sand.  You are told that you are a “bad mother” essentially for … declining conventional therapy that statistically was shown to provide a worse outcome than if you were to do nothing at all.  Oh, how that moment affects people!!  Do you melt under the heat of pretentious condemnation?  Or, do you become galvanized to do whatever it takes to move forward?  Our hero chose the latter.

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Your cancer is considered highly metastatic, yet for you, it remains contained.  Your anesthesiologist thinks you are a medical miracle… asking you “What happened?”… “You died.” … “What was it like?” … the event would change him for the rest of his life, setting him on a search to find answers to the questions that ding all of us.  Your surgeon would also be the first to support your recovery by ordering that you resume Nrf2 activation (Click HERE to learn more) … which also was used by your cancer coach, being 50% of your treatment protocol.  And, now 5 years later – the time window for one to be considered either “cured” or “healed” of cancer – you are now essentially cancer free.  You slayed the giant!!

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You now preach a message of prevention, and Nrf1 / Nrf2 activation are critical elements of your message because EVERY cell responds (Click HERE to learn more).  As this sets the stage for all of our cells to operate optimally – as if we were 20 years old –  now, not only cancer, but as many as 200 other diseases might be addressed using this most potent Nrf1 / Nrf2 activator in the entire world.  As a committed prophetess of preventive health your message will surely reach to all edges of the world!  You’re my hero!  You are a hero to many!  And, you will be a hero to countless more!

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving Cancer – She’s My Hero – PART 2

So, you have to have surgery and nearly die.  You’re brought into ICU and your husband is told you are on a ventilator in a coma.  A countless number of physician’s, nurses and other care providers were either involved in, or witness to, the attempts to save your life.  Frankly, no one is giving you a chance.

Then … you WAKE UP!

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Now you’re being told that lightning DOES strike twice: you survive a flawed, life-threatening surgery, only to be given a terminal cancer diagnosis!

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And, no hope is provided.  The only options provided you are essentially what is considered “left-over.”

As a person wanting resilient health, you must learn to be your own advocate.  This is very challenging and requires courage.  You must also gather a support system around you.  And, finally, you must have faith.

 

Surviving Cancer – She’s My Hero – PART 1

You live the right way:

  1. Get 7-9 hours of sleep.
  2. Exercise at least 30 minutes per day.
  3. Eat real food.
  4. Meditate / Pray daily – even 5 minutes per day.
  5. Avoid reliance on sugar, caffeine and other false stimulants.
  6. Activate your Nrf2.

Then …

A cancer diagnosis.

How would that make you feel?  How would YOU respond?

In this first of a three part series, you will join me for the privilege to listen to a very personal story of a courageous woman’s journey through this process to vibrant health.  I like to call it Resilient Health.  I thank you in advance as you “Like” and “Share” all of these wonderful messages.

Nrf2 Activation & Fibromyalgia

If you, or anyone you know, has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, then you understand the suffering that one experiences.

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Fibromyalgia is now considered virtually “common” as a chronic pain condition. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women — 75-90 percent of the people who have it are women — yet, it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups (https://www.fmcpaware.org/fibromyalgia/prevalence.html).  It has no known cure.  “Fibro” is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.  Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.  Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.

Oxidative stress has been considered as part of the etiology of fibromyalgia in addition to many other disease processes.  Oxidative Stress is considered a root cause of many different disease processes.  And, stress of all kinds (too much / too little exercise; poor nutrition; air / water pollution; internal negativity; strained relationships; exposure to toxins; pesticides; stress; etc.) – when left unchecked – results in many age-related ailments.  However, in revving up the body’s natural cellular antioxidant machinery, might it be possible that Nrf2 activation could be a viable solution to reducing the intensity of suffering experienced?  In this video, you will be able to listen to how Nrf2 activation contributed significantly to reduce one person’s suffering.

A Radically New Idea About Health – PART 4

Stories.  Stories. Stories.

Everyone has a story to share.  And, often, our story involves the sharing of other people’s stories.  We are all connected.  It is virtually impossible to reduce our own path into something that is mutually exclusive from that of others.

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We are in a constant dance of giving and receiving.  Are you able to receive?  Do you give generously and selflessly?  Oftentimes, it is at our moment of greatest vulnerability that are eyes are opened to the need(s) that are around us.  But, were they always there?  Did we dismiss them in the past?  Did we even see them?  If we are honest, we might even ask ourselves if we simply ignored them.  Or, maybe we simply didn’t know what to do or how to do it?

I think you can agree that, in listening to Aaron’s story, he took to heart thImage result for the harder you work the luckier you getat he had something valuable to give back.  He didn’t wallow in self-pity.  Even now, despite repetitive rejection from “the experts” he is pressing on because … he cares.  When you care enough, you continue stepping forward.  People, places and circumstances present themselves as long as you remain in tune with your commitment.

 

This story continues to evolve.  One day, you will see community health clinics lodged with the local barber shop, and you will remember this story, and how it all began.  Until then, much work is to be done.  If you know of anyone who needs help, or if you can help spread the word about Rebalance Life Wellness Association just click here.  And if you’re looking for a great barber, click here!

 

 

 

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