Discovering Your Life Purpose with Rhys Thomas

On this episode of HealthMade radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt interviews Rhys Thomas. A certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, a Reiki Master, and a 2nd Degree Black Belt, he had a successful twenty-seven-year-long career as a professional tennis coach and speaker. Now Rhys Thomas is a visionary author, speaker, and teacher in the field of energy medicine. Creator of the Rhys Method® Life Purpose Profile System and founder of the Rhys Thomas Institute in the Boston area, he employs energy medicine techniques to help people achieve personal and professional transformation.

The Rhys Method® Life Purpose Profiles are based on the psychological work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich and Dr. Alexander Lowen that focused on how the character of an individual arises or is stifled through trauma, or early core wounding in childhood which in turn affects both their mental and physical health. They spent many years developing a full-body approach to mental and physical health based on the premise that both mental and physical health issues are not random but are rather the cause of energetic restriction in the body which limits the person’s ability to express their feelings or needs in the moment.

Through many years of study and mastery of the Character Structures, Rhys stumbled upon a deeper truth–it is the core human quality that holds the secret to humankind. The secret that was not fully captured by Lowen and Reich is that people are not created or molded by circumstance, they are revealed by them. There are not five ways that people behave based on their life situations or wounding, there are five very distinct spiritual species of human beings or “soul” qualities in individuals that react in five general ways to the challenges of living a human life!

In this motivating episode of HealthMade radio Dr. Karlfeldt explores the topics to help you identify your purpose and reconnect with your passions so that you can find true happiness and fulfillment.

Learn:

  • The the process of “Finding your Why” to awaken to your life purpose and to your spiritual soul qualities. 
  • Exploring the 5 Life Purpose ProfilesEvery person on the planet belongs in one of these groups and knowing what you are is integral to truly understand your life purpose in any moment of your life. 
  • The keys are necessary to make you blissfully happy, empowered and ‘truly’ you

https://youtu.be/TieFZBZ-yNIThis article originally appeared at: https://healthmade.co/discovering-your-life-purpose-with-rhys-thomas.

Introduction to EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

Do you face frequent challenges with anxiety, anger, depression, fear, or any other emotion that sometimes feel as though it is becoming unmanageable or out-of-control? Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD shows how to perform a simple technique known as EFT (emotional freedom technique) which can help “reset” emotions to enable you to manage reactions to events and trauma, pain and other challenging life events. 

A really powerful technique that has been used successfully for a lot of people to help to balance your system – in relationship to any kind of emotion – but also how you are feeling physically, is a technique called EFT or emotional freedom technique.

I call it “pushing the breaker button” where you reset the whole energy system in relationship to an event or stress factor. And a stress factor can be anything, it can be a trauma that took place when you were a child; maybe your mother yelled at you, or maybe there was a fight between your mother and father that really stuck with you.

How to perform EFT

It’s a simple technique, it’s something that can be done in your home, while you are driving a car, or at any place. And all it is is just tapping on different acupressure points, while focusing on the stress factor. And it’s a simple formula, which I’ll explain as we go along. 

All you do is start tapping on this acupressure point right here (on the back side of the hand). I call this a “karate chop point”. It’s a point that you would hit if you were to break a brick or break a board, such as if you were to do karate. 

Just tap on that spot and say the phrase, “Even though”, and then you fill in the blank, and then you say “I still love and accept myself.” Let’s say you want to work through anger with your husband. Say, “Even though I’m angry at my husband, I still love and accept myself fully and completely.” 

Repeat this phrase three times. Say, “Even though I’m angry at my husband, I still love and accept myself fully and completely.”

And then you go to the beginning of the eyebrow, tap right there, and you just say whatever it is that you filled in the blank with: “angry at my husband, angry at my husband”. Go beginning of the eyebrow, end of the eyebrow, then tap under the eyes, then top and bottom lip, and do this the whole time while repeating that phrase, whatever it is that you filled in the blank with.

And then go to the beginning of the collar bone, right underneath it, and just tap right there. Then, go to what I call the “bra strap point”. I know only women have bras, but everyone knows where that is, and just tap right there.

Use phrases such as, “I feel ashamed because of…” whatever you are feeling, or “I feel guilty because of this…” or you can use it to control cravings. Let’s say you are craving ice cream.

Say: “Even though I crave ice cream, I still love and accept myself fully and completely.” And say this three times. 

Then go through the same steps outlined above

  • Beginning of the eyebrow, “crave ice cream.”  
  • Then end of the eyebrow, “crave ice cream.”
  • Then under the eyes, “crave ice cream.”
  • Then top and bottom lip, “crave ice cream.”
  • Then the beginning of the collar bone, right underneath it, “crave ice cream.”
  • Then the bra strap point, tap right there,”crave ice cream.”

This technique resets your system in how you view this challenge you are facing. And you can measure and see where you are at using a scale of zero to ten. 

Ten is ” I have to have ice cream right now.” Or, zero, “I’m okay, I don’t need it at all. Or maybe your number is at seven, and then you go through this whole process and then you re-evaluate. And then you maybe decide “it’s just a two”. 

Then, go through the process again until it becomes a zero. Use this technique for anything. You can also use it for pain. 

A very powerful technique!

Review the Whole Episode of the Dr. Michael show

Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash. This article originally appeared at: https://healthmade.co/introduction-to-eft-emotional-freedom-technique.

Overcoming Doubt

Many people are so paralyzed by the fears of tomorrow that they forget to focus on the wonders of today. Don’t let doubt rule your life. 

If our thoughts and beliefs create our success, they can also create our frustrations, disappointments, and failures.

In this episode of HeatlhMade radio Dr. Michael Karlfeldt discusses with Ann Tucker, author of Undoubtedly Awesome the decision making process; 

Learn how Decisions are made in four basic steps:

  • Seeking solutions via fact gathering
  • Weighing options with comparison analysis
  • Accepting the ebb and flow of emotions during decision making
  • Fully embracing action after committing to a decision

Discover the 3 steps to the commitment process and the importance of post commitment. Discover what to do if you find yourself thinking, “I made a bad decision?” Learn how to turn it around and recommit yourself to that decision.

Anne Tucker, in demand internationally as a speaker on decision making, leadership, personal transformation, and self-doubt, has developed a unique test to identify an individual’s “soul type” and illuminate the mental processes behind every decision. Tucker has used this proprietary technique and others she’s developed to help some of the most influential business leaders in the world.

 Her new book, Undoubtedly Awesome, is on sale now.

Tucker is the co-founder of Grey Matter Partners, a leadership-development firm based in Seattle, Washington, whose executive-coaching services have helped senior executives become better leaders and more effective decision makers. She also founded Wisdom Soup, a closely curated learning community designed to help its members achieve breakthrough spiritual growth and insight in order to achieve practical real-life goals.

HealthMade Radio is a community for natural health seekers where we educate people about common health conditions and share extensive research on the most effective natural health treatments. A core concept and belief is in the innate intelligence and healing power of the body. If properly supported spiritually, emotionally, and nutritionally, it can find its way back to health. HealthMade Radio brings information from integrative health experts from around the world!

Health is what you make it!This article originally appeared at: https://healthmade.co/overcoming-doubt-in-the-decision-making-process-with-ann-tucker.

St. Johns Wort for Depression

Feeling depressed and unable to get out of the downward spiral? Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD talks about a natural, herbal treatment for depression, St. John’s Wort. 

St. John’s Wort is best known as a natural remedy for mild to moderate depression, and is also being studied for other reasons. Numerous studies in Europe and more recently, in the U.S. have found that St. John’s Wort is more effective than a placebo and as effective as tricyclic antidepressants for short term treatment, 1-3 months of mild to moderate depression.

The herb appears to cause fewer side effects than many anti-depressants, which is one of the main reasons it has become so popular. It has also been shown to demonstrate anti-viral activity against Herpes Simplex virus type I and II, Influzena virus, and Epstein Barr virus. It it even being studied as being able to fight against HIV. 

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Balance and the Brain

Our brains are designed to function in a balanced, responsive state: to adapt to changes in our bodies and environments with relative ease. But when something goes wrong with the brain, the whole body suffers. There are many conditions that can impact the brain and mental health. Genetics, environmental exposure, severe illness, trauma, chronic stress, malnutrition and more can cause the brain to malfunction, sending the wrong signals.
In an ideal situation, the brain will self-correct and repair the imbalance. However, this often doesn’t happen. Instead, the neurons misfire and the body reacts to the incorrect signals.Mental illnesses, stress disorders, and chronic sickness often result. 

Here at the Karlfeldt Center, we believe that the health of the mind and the soul are inextricably linked to physical health.

We offer a number of safe, gentle and results-oriented approaches to balance brainwaves, release negative emotions, reset imbalances, promote cellular healing and generally support our delicate mental and emotional balance.

Healing the Imprint of Trauma with Kate OConnell

Trauma can go as far back as conception and is imprinted within us at a cellular level. If you do just talk therapy and don’t include all the other aspects necessary for healing you are just reinforcing the energy/belief symptom. Kate O’Connell observed that its important need to get to the imprinted trauma in the body at the cellular level and you can’t do that necessarily with just talk therapy. In addition to getting a degree and license as a Child and Family Therapist, Kate O’Connell spent years studying Energetic Medicine, Homeopathic and Naturopathic medicine even training with a Cherokee medicine woman and shaman.  Taking all that knowledge, training and awareness in conjunction with the standard therapist license she opened a holistic approach to therapy in private practice in Charlottesville, VA, addressing the therapeutic needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her training in Intensive In-Home Services, Addiction, Family Systems Therapy, and Energy Medicine enables her to facilitate positive outcomes for her clients, all the while advocating for them within the legal, academic, medical, and social systems.

Through her observations, she realized there is a need for multi-dimensional healing. It’s so important we avoid only addressing symptoms – in this case, behaviors. The body reflects our emotional experience, eventually, something will come out in the body.



Kate O’Connell is the founder and director of The Healing Alliance of Central Virginia a non-profit organization offering a variety of efficacy-based modalities to facilitate mental, emotional, and physical healing at the cellular level for individuals of all ages and all walks of life, regardless of ability to pay.

Kate discusses that we all have a tendency to go back in time we judge ourselves. Often times if you look back and your choices from 6 months ago make you cringe. “What was I thinking?” That reaction should be something you should be celebrating. That means that you are healing, developing, you are evolving to increased awareness. You will look back and wonder what you were thinking. In six months from now you will be judging what you thinking today and that’s the process and you should celebrate the fact that you are actually changing.

Her book “Beyond the Imprint” heralds a new paradigm of thinking within the field of mental health counseling…far beyond the duality of our unconscious condition.

We are intimately interconnected with our environment and everything that inhabits it which also includes the understanding that we can change what is outside of us by simply changing ourselves.

As long as we are imprinted and conditioned to look outside of ourselves in order to identify who and what is causing us pain or pleasure; we will always be trying to manipulate and control our environment and those in it    in an attempt to mitigate loss and minimize our suffering.

In order to move beyond our unconscious reliance on our environment to reassure ourselves that we are safe and secure; we must begin to dissolve our wound imprinting.

Quantum physics is beginning to replace the mechanistic world view of Newtonian Physics and is teaching us, with every new discovery, that we are intimately interconnected with our environment and everything in it. This includes the understanding that we can change what is outside of us by simply changing ourselves.


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HealthMade Radio is a community for natural health seekers where we educate people about common health conditions and share extensive research on the most effective natural health treatments. A core concept and belief is in the innate intelligence and healing power of the body. If properly supported spiritually, emotionally, and nutritionally, it can find its way back to health. HealthMade Radio brings information from integrative health experts from around the world!This article originally appeared at: https://healthmade.co/healing-the-imprint-of-trauma.

Bioidentical Hormones and Your Brain

Bioidentical hormones are a useful and beneficial tool for alleviating and treating mood, brain and neurological symptoms associated with declining hormone levels as we age. These include depression and anxiety and a variety of others affected by these changes. 1

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a successful alternative to conventional hormone therapy treatment which has been observed to contribute to stroke, blood clots, heart disease and breast cancer. 2, 3

Symptoms of brain/mood changes as we age with declining levels of hormone production:

  • Verbal learning
  • Memory tasks
  • Attention/ focus
  • Motor skills
  • Cognitive changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Dementia
  • Progressive neurological/brain disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and others

Are there possible side-effects to using bioidentical hormones?

It is important to find a knowledgeable practitioner to guide you through use of bioidentical hormones, monitor symptoms to ensure you are receiving correct and type of treatment beneficial for your individual needs. 

When new bioidentical treatment is started or new dosage is determined, side effects can occur for a period of time while the body adjusts. If side-effects do not abate within an expected amount of time, talk with your practitioner about how to alleviate symptoms, should they occur: 4

  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Spotting
  • Cramping
  • Bloating or other digestive disturbance
  • Acne
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Increase in growth of facial hair
  • Changes in vision

What are bioidentical hormones?

Unlike synthetic hormones produced by the pharmaceutical industry such as Premarin, Prempro, and Provera, bioidentical hormones have identical molecular structure to hormones the body naturally produces, and are created using natural ingredients (plant, animal or mineral source). These hormone treatments are available through compounded prescription format that adhere to strict regulations about production. Because bioidentical hormones mimic the exact structure of our bodies’ own natural hormones, they are typically more effective in treating symptoms associated with declining hormone production. 5

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. explains that this is what distinguishes bioidentical hormones from others, which makes them the ‘perfect “keys”’ to unlock the body’s receptor sites. She asserts that the shape of the molecule, not the source, is what allows absorption of the hormone in the body.  

Dosage, types and combinations are tailored to meet each person’s unique health profile and needs. 

To be assured that a product you are interested is in bioidentical, check the product label. If you see “esterified estrogens,” “progestins,” or “progestogens,” the product is not bioidentical. 6

 Menopause

Hormone production changes can lead to mood alteration, memory loss and dementia. As age progresses, there is a corresponding decline in progesterone, testosterone and estrogen levels. 7

Entering menopause at a later age may be linked with boosting memory in later years, revealed in a study published in Neurobiology, medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

From author Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci or the University College London:  “This study suggests that lifelong hormonal processes, not just short-term fluctuations during menopause, may be associated with memory skills,” said study author Diana Kuh, Ph.D., FFPH, FMedSci, of the University College London in the United Kingdom.

“The difference in verbal memory scores for a 10-year difference in the start of menopause was small – recalling only one additional word, but it’s possible that this benefit could translate to a reduced risk of dementia years later,” stated Kuh. “More research and follow-up are needed to determine whether that is the case.” 8 9 10

Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone

Production of these hormones directly affects brain nerve cells, protecting cells from damage from free radicals and neurotoxins, can interfere with blood flow in the brain and enables neuro-transmission (release of neurotransmitters in the brain). Neurotransmitters are chemicals released on the nerve fiber ending when signaled by a nerve impulse. When neurotransmitters move across the junction between two nerve cells. This activity creates transfer of impulses to another fiber of some type including a muscle or nerve. 

These hormones protect against cognition dysfunction and memory loss and dementia. The body needs testosterone for mental clarity and sharpness. Progesterone stimulates GABA receptors in the brain. GABA production in the body relieves anxiety, promotes calmness, reduces symptoms of PMS, ADHD and reduces brain swelling and improvement of mental clarity after brain injury. 11 12 13 14 15

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The presence of estrogen has a direct impact on dopamine and serotonin production in the brain. Our bodies produce dopamine for happiness and serotonin levels affect our positive mood. Lack of balance in production of these important neurotransmitters can lead to depression and psychosis. Clinical studies using animals reveal how administration of estrogen creates positive outcomes in mental illness including schizophrenia. 16 17 18 

DHEA

Secreted by the adrenal glands, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a precursor to estrogen and testosterone. Higher production levels of this hormone will these other hormones in the body. Increases in these hormones can improve or boost mood, memory and brain function. 19 20

NIMH research (National Institute of Mental Health) also indicates that administration of the hormone DHEA can relieve symptoms of depression for those in middle-age years (40-65). 21

Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

During the Holiday season, stress and depression can destroy your health and happiness. We don’t want that to happen! Dr. Péter Mester ND, LMT recommends following these tips from the Mayo Clinic to help you cope with the stressful situations that may arise during this time of year! 
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.

But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression

When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.

  1. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can’t be with loved ones, realize that it’s normal to feel sadness and grief. It’s OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holiday season.
  2. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.
  3. Be realistic. The holidays don’t have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can’t come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos.
  4. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don’t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.
  5. Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.Try these alternatives:
    • Donate to a charity in someone’s name.
    • Give homemade gifts.
    • Start a family gift exchange.
  6. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.
  7. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. If it’s not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time.
  8. Don’t abandon healthy habits. Don’t let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.Try these suggestions:
    • Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you don’t go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks.
    • Get plenty of sleep.
    • Incorporate regular physical activity into each day.
  9. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.Some options may include:
    • Taking a walk at night and stargazing.
    • Listening to soothing music.
    • Getting a massage.
    • Reading a book.
  10. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Take control of the holidays

Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some positive thinking, you can find peace and joy during the holidays.

This article originally appeared at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544. 

Staying Focused: a Holistic Approach to ADHD

By Corinne P. Bottrell, N.D., Ph.D.

Are you finding yourself late for meetings, unable to stay focused, bored easily, forgetful, fidgety, and not realizing your full potential? Perhaps you have been told you have an attention deficit? What can we do to alleviate these troublesome symptoms? The answer lies in the perspective that you take. 

In my practice over the past 35 years, people have asked me how they can stay more focused. Being present and attentive is very difficult unless we are able to calm our minds. Having taught meditation and Tai Chi for many years, I begin by recommending strategies for becoming more mindful. What we have learned is that being easily distracted is not our fault. We are at the mercy of our brain chemistry.

Being a holistic practitioner, I am interested in alleviating the root cause of people’s struggles, not just treating symptoms. It is now well established that ADHD is a genetic, neurological, nutritional, and environmental disorder resulting in an imbalanced brain that triggers imbalanced behavior. High dopamine levels and imbalanced norepinephrine levels can cause mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Dr. Daniel Amen of Newport Beach, California, the ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) guru believes there are seven different types of attention deficit. Different parts of the brain are affected in each unique subtype. Therefore, depending upon the type of ADHD we have, will dictate the treatment that is likely to be most successful.

So if we are at the mercy of our brain chemistry, how do we change it? By exercise, diet, nutrition, and supplements. It is possible to balance our brain waves. One very simple strategy is by taking omega-3 fatty acids, which reinforce the structure of brain cells. Often times attention issues are a result of a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium nourishes the nerves that improves focus, reduces irritability, anxiety, and sleep problems. Also, many of us have a sensitivity to dairy products and by avoiding casein (ingredient) in milk we are quickly restored to better attention.

One of the questions that I wonder about when doing an assessment for attention issues is ‘does this person have an imbalance of the minerals copper and zinc, upsetting dopamine metabolism and triggering symptoms? Or is the excess of dopamine in the brain caused by intestinal bacteria causing hyperactivity and impulsivity?’ Even food sensitivities or food allergies can trigger symptoms of ADHD.

By supplementing diets with magnesium and vitamin B6 that helps cells utilize magnesium, I have seen a reduction of symptoms. I also have found that taking Pycnogenol (pine bark extract) balances neurotransmitters as well. Supplementing diet with neurotransmitter precursors such a tyrosine, B-vitamins, tryptophan, and folate (depending upon symptoms) has been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms. Additionally, Vitamin D, a neurotransmitter precursor that helps create serotonin, is known to increase executive functioning. There are other powerful precursors that can help support a calm and stable mind.

Sometimes ADHD symptoms are caused by brain inflammation. Curcumin, an extract of turmeric has been shown to decrease neuroinflammation and balances neurotransmitters. Often times symptoms are a result of digestive or intestinal issues. Digestive issues are very common with people who have ADHD. Symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea are a strong indicator of Clostridia overgrowth. Taking pro-biotics and treating bacteria that may have overwhelmed the gut such as Clostridia will significantly reduce negative behaviors.

So if you, or someone you know, are diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder, remember that they did not choose to have an imbalanced brain. We must be more compassionate and understanding. We also need to seek out healthy ways to reduce the impact that these characteristics have on our lives. I encourage you to do your own research, and consult a practitioner that is knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating the root cause of your symptoms.

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Why You Need to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is more important than you know. Missing out on sleep regularly can cause a build-up of toxic waste inside the brain cells, impacting your ability to function properly and perhaps even leading to disease or illness.

The brain has its own lymphatic system which only works at night. During a good night’s sleep, the brain’s cells shrink by 60 percent of their size to create a huge space in the brain. That space is used to clear fluids, toxic material, and other debris that the brain creates during daytime activity.

This unique lymphatic system is called the glymphatic system or the glia-dependent system of the brain and it only works at night and only in the course of deep sleep. When people don’t sleep or sleep is induced with medical drugs, this deep sleep cannot be reached. Therefore, the brain cells never shrink and eventually become toxic.

Often times, people attempt to chemically induce sleep with melatonin (the only substance that can do that). However, melatonin is a peptide hormone which does not cross the Blood-Brain-Barrier. People who take regular melatonin aren’t doing themselves any good as it never reaches the brain.

The solution then, is a liposomal melatonin supplement that can cross the Blood-Brain-Barrier. 

A higher dose of lipo melatonin can work as a perfect antioxidant for the brain. It will induce a brain detox effect, helps get rid of lead, Hg, is anti-parasitic and neuro-protective. One of the side effects from melatonin, ironically, is that people wake up during night. This is due to the detox effect, and shouldn’t be a problem. 

This detox effect may trigger some fear or some anxiety. It may even feel like you’ve had lots of coffee, but that is the effect of detoxification as unwanted toxins exit the brain cells. Therefore, it is wise to add some other detox/binding agents to the mix to help facilitate the detox process and possibly minimize the side effects completely.

EMF/Microwaves Block Melatonin Production in the Brain

Depending on the stage of the sleep we are in, the brain waves are typically between 0.5-30Hz. When people sleep in an area with nearby cell phone towers, WiFi on, and cordless phone on, they are bombarded with extremely high levels of harmful energy. When the communication companies started unrolling the devastating 5Ghz for WiFi, it has had a very negative impact on people’s ability to get a good night’s rest. 

See, when it comes to sleep, the brain oscillates between 0.5-30hz per second in a natural way. When there is incoming radiation from any EMF or broadcasting devices, 2 things can happen: 

1. Your or your neighbors’ WiFi modem organizes to your brainwaves and everything is fine (this is highly unlikely to happen).

2. Your brain will organize to 5 Billion cycle a second which will not allow you to enter into deep sleep.

There is no limitation to what type of symptoms EMF radiation may cause or contribute to. Anything from numbness, dizziness, anxiety, depression, malabsorption of nutrients as it blocks HCL production, to cancer.

I recommend to all of my patients that they do what we call a Healthy Home Assessment to measure the level of toxic radiation in their home. This will allow them to see how much and what type of radiation they are marinating in and how we can remedy the issue. Contact the Karlfeldt Center for an appointment today!