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Recharging Your Cells… They Can’t Work On A Dead Battery

Recharging Your Cells… They Can’t Work On A Dead Battery

Hey Warriors!

It’s yet again another week, and it was definitely a hot one this week, whew.  Been praying for those fires all around California, here’s to hoping the heat wave goes down quickly!

This week we are going to be talking briefly about recharging our cells.  If you remember a couple of months ago, I talked about always working with 5 systems of health. #4 in that system is cellular electricity. #1 is Brain #2 Water #3 Food and #5 Emotional.

These 5 systems are what I focus on in my practice.  Cellular Electricity is kind of a hard concept to grasp, because most don’t think of their bodies as electrical needing to be recharged. 
You’ve probably heard of the phrase “needed to recharge”, when you are stressed out and need a break.  Or maybe when you haven’t gotten enough rest. 
It’s easy to conceptualize that when our bodies are worn out or tired that they need a reboot. 

It shouldn’t be a stretch than to understand that our bodies and cells need recharging.  Every cell in us is a rechargeable battery.  They can’t work on a dead battery, just like your phone can’t.

You see, if your cells are “dead” so to speak, then they can’t communicate with one another very well.  They also can’t do their normal functions or detoxify and create new.  
That means just like a battery starts to die, that the signal starts to weaken and dampen. 

I should also mention, our bodies and cells are also bombarded with other frequencies, like high EMF’s every single day.  It’s hard to even escape it, as more and more 5G towers are being installed and homes, schools and work areas are LOADED with technology.  These frequencies as we know can really interfere with that cell signaling and additionally deplete our batteries causing miscommunication and dirty cells.  

One thing I always recommend is even though we can’t escape it, is to decrease your exposure as much as you can.  Turn wifi and other electronics off at night.  Don’t utilize bluetooth, and get protective gear like those from defendershield or EMF solutions to help combat that frequency. 

So HOW do we RECHARGE?!

Since we are electric, just like a battery we have to use electricity or frequencies to help recharge. 

For those that have the funds, there are BIG technology devices that you can sit in front of and change the frequencies you need.  Those are called a RASHA device or a BIOCHARGER. These are definitely not for the average Joe though, being that they are extremely expensive. 

Here are some other options:

One of the best ways is to use something called PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.  This machine creates an alternating electrical current, which is used to generate specific Pulsating Electromagnetic Fields, which is helping to restore / stimulate the body’s own regeneration processes. A PEMF device creates bursts (pulses) of low-level electromagnetic waves to heal damaged tissue and bone and to relieve injury-related pain. 

There are over 2,000 medical studies that evaluate the effect of PEMF on the body —
studies ranging from Arthritis, Cell Regeneration, Circulation, Skin Wound healing, and pain. 
Dr OZ in 2011, cited PEMF therapy machines as one of the most important breakthroughs in pain management that he’s ever discovered.

PEMF therapy devices use a computer or control unit to administer precise natural pulsating magnetic fields to the body (with specific frequencies and intensities) through various applicators such as a full body mat, localized pad applicators and pinpointed probe, pen, or “Xtal” (spot-applicators).

When I was going through Lyme Disease, I utilized PEMF mats and tubes to help my adrenal glands, as they were constantly tanked.  The mats and tubes you will actually feel a pulsing going through your body and it can be quite intense.  Although these tubes and mats are significantly lower in cost than the big guys I mentioned above, they still are a little spendy if you are wanting to do this treatment all the time, which most of us should do.  Unless you buy your own mats or tubes, which would definitely be cost efficient. 

The XTAL or spot applicators, are not quite as strong as the mats and tubes, but have been shown to be still beneficial.  
This last week, I met with an inventor who himself after seeing HUGE results with PEMF and pain, started researching how to make his own to be able to utilize every day. 

Here comes the device called MannaVibes .  Mannavibes claim to fame is that they’ve turned this technology into an affordable app on your smartphone with miniaturized electronics integrated into an elegant wearable gemstone, the Xtal. 
I know, as you might have guessed I asked him tons of questions about going through a phone, since I try to avoid this at all costs.  And I don’t want to put a stone connected to my phone on my body.  However, you CAN put your phone on airplane mode, AND utilize a cord that connects to your phone so that the gemstone can be on your body and the phone away from you. 

The stone applicator contains electronics configured to work as an emitter just like a mat or tube would.  I should also mention that this type of frequency is very different than frequencies from wifi and data.  Those are typically VERY high frequencies, whereas PEMF is pulsed low level which does something very different in the body.

Pretty amazing right?!  I love this concept because not only is it super affordable, but something one can utilize every day.  It could also get someone out of a pain crisis, to allow for more therapies to be utilized.  I have been using it for the past few days on the cell energy and sleep frequencies.  I’m really loving it!

It also makes sense you can travel with it and recharge your batteries after going through a tin can (airplane) and all the EMF’s in an airport.  Just simply do a quick 15 minutes recharge through the connector.   Way easier to bring than a huge tube or PEMF mat.  

I’ve very excited to have partnered with this company, to give you all a further discount when purchasing for yourself! 
You can click this link to get $10 off, and to also read more from the website if you like. 

mannavibes.com/discount/DRachel108?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Fmannavibes-frequency-emitter-xtal
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Hydration-
In order to amplify the current or electricity, our cells do need to be fully hydrated.  Those electrolytes help amplify and make connections flow.  Nerves and signals need oxygen and need hydration.  This is why it is important to keep your cells hydrated to also recharge them.  When you hydrate you also detox old dying debris from the inside.  So just as the frequencies are detoxing the cells, the hydration also in a sense flushes them out.   As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, there really is no comparison in Kangan water’s ability to penetrate the cell.  Regular water can’t do that.  Check out the flyer below to sign up for the next class to learn more about this!

That is all for now! Let me know if you get one, and your results!

OIL OF THE WEEK
OIL OF THE WEEK

This week we are talking about Rose OIl.  Rose oil is known to have the highest Hz at 320. By raising the body’s vibration, its able to combat the EMF’s more.

Rosa damascena, more commonly known as the Damask rose, is a small shrub with thorny stems. Originally from the Syrian capital Damascus, it is highly sought after for its many therapeutic properties. Before the sun crests the horizon in Bulgaria, workers can be found in fields harvesting the delicate bloom of the Rosa damascena. The labor-intensive production process has a very low yield; takes more than 10,000 freshly picked rose blossoms to produce only one 5mL bottle of Rose essential oil. Because the petals are so delicate, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested. From this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet floral aroma, beautiful and romantic. Diffuse Rose oil to uplift your spirits; the blooming floral fragrance brings about feelings of love, care, and comfort. Apply topically in daily skin care routines. Rose oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and promote a healthy-looking and even skin tone.

That is all for now,
Have a happy and healthy week!
Dr Hamel

Leaky Brain. It’s a thing…

Leaky Brain.. It’s a THING!

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed last blogs topic all about fasting.  It’s such a great simple tool to help your body heal and reset.

This week we are going over Leaky Brain!

So let’s dive in.

First off,
What is leaky Brain?

I’m sure by now, a lot of you know or have heard of Leaky Gut, in which there’s a protective barrier between the gut and the blood. It’s the same thing with the brain, it’s got a protective barrier protecting it from the surroundings and it’s really an even tighter pack then what the barrier from the gut to the blood is because we want to keep bad stuff out of the brain like toxins, infections and harmful immune cells and keep good stuff going into the brain like glucose, ketones and fat soluble nutrients. Leaky brain in essence is a breakdown or a breach of the blood brain barrier.

Our bodies and our brains are constantly being bombarded with these toxins, environmental or bio toxins or even thought toxins that it breaks down the barrier and now it’s easier for these substances to get in. They get in there and they stay in, and sometimes it’s hard to get rid of them.
Think about it this way.  Think of a shoe when you tie up the laces it should be nice and tight. The only things that can get in are maybe water.  The more that the laces loosen, the more pebbles and stones and sand can get in and now the pebble in your shoe doesn’t feel very good, and creates inflammation.
Normally the brain can repair itself but because of this breakdown of the blood brain barrier this leaky brain, now things are constantly getting in causing more brain inflammation and not allowing your brain to actually heal.

How common is leaky brain? And maybe someone with a chronic illness? 

90% of the chronic disorders, degeneration diseases including chronic illness is lifestyle related. Our lifestyle leads to the leaky brain, but we have to take a step back and address the whole body not just the brain but the gut ,the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system because that all leads up to the brain and gives nutrition to the brain. It’s a relatively new phenomenon or concept just like leaky gut was 10 or 15 years ago but it is very common.

If you have leaky gut does that mean you have leaky brain??

It might take a little bit longer to get the leaky brain than the leaky gut because it doesn’t actually start in the gut. If you allow the toxins whether it’s biotoxin infections, parasites, bacteria or mold into your system into the blood it makes its way up into the brain and starts attacking that barrier and getting through. The majority 85-90% again I’m turning out these numbers just because if chronic illness or degeneration including Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, MS key neurodegenerative diseases are preventable which I believe they are and are due to more lifestyle,  I would say 85-90% if you have leaky gut you’re going to have leaky brain.

What are some common Symptoms that someone would know that they have leaky brain?

Memory, brain fog or emotional side effects like anxiety, depression are warning signs if you are talking about just brain issues or brain symptoms. Systemic issues you could get allergies .it could be headaches and migraines, I know that’s what I suffered from with leaky brain. You could be constipated you could have bladder infections all signs of poor gut health leading to poor immune system health. Sometimes the brain fog or anxiety might not be the first symptom it might say you know that’s been there for awhile who knows months years decades, you better address that now or else it’s going to progress even into these things where it’s even more degeneration where your body is trying to protect itself from this inflammation  like dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer..

Is there actual tears in the barrier, or just more permeability?

It’s both but I would say it’s more of the middle one where it’s at increased permeability with toxins and infections like parasites can break it down to where tears happen.

What causes it?

There are three things that cause this to happen.

1. Deficiencies in Oxygen.  This can be deficiencies in micronutrients because of toxin load, but in this point specifically I mean due to head trauma or posture issues.
Think about all the the stresses we put on our spine by sitting too much, by using our cell phones or smartphones or computers getting in a slumped posture, injuries that we’ve had, it leads to deficiencies in the nervous system flow with the brain getting that information down to the cells of the body.  The cells relaying that information back up so that in and of itself causes leaky brain. It causes a breach of the blood brain barrier not able to utilize the nutrients because the spine is in such horrible shape in that position they are not getting oxygen. If you slumped down in your chair as you’re reading this and try to take a deep breath in and then maybe you sit up straight or straighter and you take a deep breath, you’re going to notice how much easier it is to take that breath in getting more oxygen sitting up.  Research also shows the forward head position causes a change in the neck curve, which causes de-myelination of the neuronal sheath (another word is MS). Brain injuries definitely cause depletion of oxygen to your brain, which means not giving the brain the environment to heal.

2. Toxicities and deficiencies. 
Biotoxins, mold, viruses, parasites, bacteria. When people hear bacteria they might think well I don’t have the flu, I’m not sick or I don’t feel that way because you think of bacteria as a cold or virus as the flu and that’s not the case.  It could present itself like migraines, low energy, brain fog. That’s more the biotoxins and then we can go into the environmental side of it like the glyphosate, herbicides,  pesticides, heavy metals. The brain LOVES different types of heavy metals like Mercury, lead, tin, aluminum.  They get caught in the brain, and if you think about yourselves like a a bucket and we fill them up with these toxicities, there’s not any room for nutrients and micronutrients like anti-oxidants, enzymes, vitamins or minerals to help make these reactions go to help give you the energy that you need to help you recover from the chronic illness.
That leads to deficiencies.

85,000 chemicals are registered in the US and none of them really have been tested for safety or tested how they interact, I mean the numbers are quite staggering. Radioactive elements I see being a big toxin like EMF’s causing brain issues and leaky brain especially because it breaks down the blood brain barrier. Yes 5G and wifi are huge for leaky brain!  Get away from that technology people!

Even at a young age these toxins are being introduced into our kids’ bodies, through food, air and injections that it’s even more important nowadays to make your body stronger to deal with the toxins and to be able to manage and get rid of them. What happens when we can’t get rid of them leads to more deficiencies in our our nutrients.

Infections like parasites, mold and Lyme Disease are big ones I find in the brain quite commonly.  These eat away at the layer and cause brain permeation.


Did you know last week was a FULL MOON? This is a time that parasites come out! It’s great to do parasite cleanses during the full moon to eliminate them.  A lot of people will say they don’t feel good around the time of the full moon, and if they are filled with parasites, this is when they really activate. Parasites are nocturnal, and have life cycles that go along with the full moon, so they are up reproducing in your bloodstream at night.  This means more anxiety, depression or insomnia. You of course want to make sure you are on my genetic protocol to make sure your drainage pathways are open before eliminating parasites, but you will want to do a parasite cleanse if this is your case. I love using my craniobiotic technique to kill parasites, but this mix is good to have on hand for each full moon if you aren’t near me!!  Use the code here  to order the full moon kit:  cellcorebiosciences.com/products/full-moon-kit

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REMEMBER, the brain is made of 75% water.  In order to properly flush those toxins out, you need to be hydrated and get hydration into the cell! that’s where our kangan water comes in!

3. Mindset.  There is so much research on mindset.  I don’t like categorizing one is more important than the other, but we can’t ever out eat or out nutritional a bad mindset because we’re always going to revert back to our baseline. We might have the best strategy, we might have the best nutrition and detox program but unless our mind is ready for it and I don’t mean: “alright believe to achieve” or say these affirmations, if we don’t believe in our subconscious are unconscious, and if we’re constantly saying things consciously those affirmations that our unconscious doesn’t believe it’s it’s never gonna breakthrough. It might have short-term success but it’s all about reprogramming that fixed mindset into a growth mindset.

Mindset is the foundation with which we build our nutrition, we build our fitness, we build our sleeping we build everything because what that is whatever we focus on. Whatever mindset goes to whatever our subconscious believes to be true.

This is a toxic mindset:  things are never going to get better, I’m never gonna get over this, I’m always gonna end up in this position, I’m never going to have the life that I want. It’s a lot of never and always.  If you want to think about  the non serving thoughts and we want to be happy with who we are but if these thoughts are leading us towards non serving behaviors and actions and habits than that is what is limiting us in getting better.
If you’re  struggling with chronic illness with Lyme disease for instance, if we automatically think, I’ve tried everything and then you quit, you just haven’t found the right thing yet and it’s a process that we go through it’s not just a simple thing of OK I’m going to think positive today and then tomorrow everything is going to be better. 5 minutes a day count your wins.
If you don’t have the energy and you don’t feel like walking, go outside and walk into your driveway and back.  That is a win! Keep counting that as a win until the next win.  That retrains your mindset.

How do I fix it?

When we talk about leaky brain, that means decreasing inflammation throughout the body, making sure our cells are working, and all our organs like the kidneys, liver, and bowels.

I always address the cranial system first to make sure oxygen can get into the brain more effectively.  If you can’t get oxygen to the BRAIN, then forget about nutrition.

My #2 is making sure hydration is dealt in.  If we can’t get your cells hydrated, it’s really hard to get nutrients in your cells.  I believe every patient should have Kangan water

#3 Mindset and Emotional Healing.  It’s hard to do much else if your subconscious is blocking healing.  We must deal with some of these roots before progressing.

#3 getting the detoxification and methylation pathways working.  We need to start rebuilding the body by healing and feeding organs and pathways and then cleaning out toxins gradually.  Don’t go and do heavy metal clearing or big infection protocols when you first need to rebuild.

#4 Clear Infections.  Once your methylation is working properly, your organs will be dumping out chemicals, toxins, metals and BUGS.  Sometimes you need a little further help getting these critters out, but most the time the other toxins will release on their own.

#5 Load up with phyto nutrient rich foods, fermented foods and pre and probiotic rich foods.

#6 Get Moving.  Moving increase BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor).  More High intensity interval training increases this the most, but any movement will do.  Just Keep moving!  This moves your lymphatic system which is needed to get rid of inflammation!

OIL OF THE WEEK

This week we are talking about Rose Oil.

Rose oil is one of the highest vibrancy oils that we have.  What do I mean?  Well when we talk about radioactive toxins like EMF’s we need high vibrancy to combat them.  Rose oil is great to add into your routine to help fight free radical damage from EMF’s.

It’s also a warm and loving oil.  This oil has turned to one of my favorites because of its such rich and vibrant smell.  It’s also wonderful for the skin with antiaging properties.

Make sure this is in your home!

That’s all for now.
Have a happy and healthy week.
Dr. Hamel

The amazing benefits of fasting..

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed last blog’s excerpt all about alkalized water and cellular hydration!  If you missed it, don’t worry it’s still on my website, and you can learn more here:  http://drrachelhamel.kangendemo.com/
If you would like to attend the free class and get two week’s free water(local), to learn more text ZOOM to 858-208-8151 for the next upcoming class! I can’t tell you ENOUGH about this amazing water, but we are moving onto another topic today…

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This week we are going to be talking about fasting!

Fasting has been a part of our spiritual and physical awareness for thousands of years, but one could argue that the need for fasting has never been so great as it is today! Even if your diet is excellent, the food, water, and air you consume is contaminated with chemicals and endocrine disruptors that speed up your body’s rate of injury and disrepair. I know, but it’s true we live in a toxic soup…The toxicity we have produced and what we continue to consume is really why we are seeing such a decline in health.

Fasting allows you to recoup a deeper reservoir of coping mechanisms at the cellular level to inspire detoxification, recovery of the metabolic system, and to repair pathways that are intrinsic to your physical and emotional wellbeing.

In particular we will be talking about something called intermittent fasting. Why intermittent? Well because this effects the brain and nervous system the most!  Let me explain what intermittent means.  It means fasting for subsequent hours such as stopping eating at 8PM and not eating anything again till 12PM.  This is a 16 hour fast.  You then eating in the 8 hour window. When we allow our body to take a break from digesting food for these intermittent times, it allows our body to go through a process of autophagy.  Autophagy is a process we go through naturally in our body that old cells die and are recycled, like our body cleaning house.  When this system is disrupted, it has been shown to create neurodegeneration. Short term fasting has been shown in research to dramatically upregulate neuronal autophagy.  In another mouse study, intermittent fasting was shown to improve cognitive function, brain structure, and neuroplasticity, which is fancy-speak for the brain’s ability to reorganize and rebuild itself.

Fasting has also been shown to help weight loss, reduce inflammation and benefit cancer patients to name a few…

Fasting is defined as consuming only plain water, or black coffee, or unsweetened tea.
Intermittent fasting works best when combined with a low carb-high fat diet of real, whole foods. For some that may have difficulty digesting fats, we need to look into their enzymes and energy pathways to make sure they can break down cholesterol effectively, or else they will get gallbladder pain/stagnation or what they call the “keto flu”. We will need to supplement as needed to make sure increasing good fats is something they can handle. That’s why working with a health professional can be really helpful to know what is personalized for you and what is safe.

The fasting timeline is one that will gradually develop.  At first you may not be able to last past 9AM if you are accustomed to eating breakfast.  This is where having tea/coffee with a good fat source like my MCT oil come in handy!  (link on my website). But, don’t beat yourself up.  If you only made it to 9AM, that is fine!  You will gradually be able to last longer and longer the more your body gets used to fasting and the more good fats you incorporate into your diet for fuel source.  

The reason I mainly talk about intermittent fasting, is because this is generally what I find the most compliance with individuals.  Patients are more cooperative when they have a set schedule and about an 8 hour window to per day to consume their good quality whole foods.  Having someone fast for an entire day can be another feat.

At no point are you starving during a fast. You are mobilizing the average reservoir of 30,000 to 100,000 excess calories that are stored in the fat in your liver, abdominal fat, and peripheral fat – typically in that order. Even if your body is at the lowest end of the normal curve of ideal body weight, the body still holds 15-25% of its weight in central and peripheral fat storage.

On the other side of the fast is a healthier you. During the fast you have the opportunity to experience rest and reset for your immune system, mind, and spirit. This is not always comfortable on your initial attempts. Your gut-brain axis has never rested like this, invasive thoughts, cravings, self-doubt, emotional lability are all common in those first fasts.

The more often you fast there will be less trepidation, and it will be easier to sustain wellness and recognize milestones for each subsequent fast.

 

Intermittent fasting works the best when you can schedule around the same time every day, so usually week days are better.  You might try with 3 days a week doing a 16 hour fast (or working up to it).  You may stay at this, or switch to doing it everyday like me. 

I do however suggest that some individuals do an actual water fast every now and then.  Why?  Well your small intestine for instance regenerates itself in three days.  Often times if there is a lot of inflammation, then fasting can really help this person’s ability to get rid of dead old tissue and regenerate new. 

We also know that spiritually: fasting improves our mental clarity.  When you control your mind over food, you control your flesh so to speak. Fasting allows us to develop silent moments  to hear from our intrinsic intelligence. Researchers have linked fasting to an increased level of vigilance and mood improvement, sometimes euphoria.  Fasting mice have found to produce as much as 5 times the amount of endogenous opiates in just 24 to 48 hours of fasting!  Intermittent fasting also causes an increase in a molecule known as BDNF (brain-derivated neurotrophic factor) which plays a role in important aspects of brain function relating to mood and cognitive function such as regulating serotonin metabolism, improving synaptic plasticity, and increasing the brain’s ability to resist aging.

Another thought is that since fasting puts the body into a state of ketosis — in which the body is burning molecules known as ketone bodies rather than glucose — the ketone bodies themselves may play a role in improving mental clarity and mood, decreasing pain, and promoting neuronal protection against hypoglycemia and different types of brain damage.

After you are finished with your fast, it is best to break your fast (breakfast ;))  with a good source of fat or whole food.  If you break it straight with a carbohydrate you may not see as great of a benefit than if you continue with ketosis while consuming more good fats.  This doesn’t mean eating a bunch of dairy.. I’m really not on board with the amount of dairy most “keto” people consume.  There are other great sources of good fats like organic nuts, kefir, eggs, Coconut oil, grass fed meats and others.

Please note: If you are new to fasting, have pre existing medical conditions or are on medications, you should consult your personal healthcare provider before you begin multi-day fasting. IT is not recommended for children, for some people with diabetes or other issues with blood sugar, or for pregnant women.

 

Unlike long chain triglycerides, which must first bond with bile and cholesterol prior to being utilized as an energy source by the body, the medium chain triglycerides found in coconut oil can be metabolized directly by the liver into the very highest quality units of cellular energy available, called alpha-keto acids.

The byproduct of this process results in the formation of another compound, called a 1-monoglyceride. Depending on the specific medium chain triglyceride being metabolized, the resulting 1-monoglyceride will exert a varying degree of antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, or antibacterial influence in the body.

Although it is well suited for cellular energy applications, the fatty acid profile of coconut oil leaves some “room for improvement” in regard to the 1-monoglyceride byproducts that it creates.

To address this need, Dr Hamel’s MCT Super Blend was developed. With over 4 times as much capric acid, and over 3 times as much caprylic and caproic acid as would be found in virgin coconut oil, Dr. Hamel’s Super Blend is vastly superior in regard to antifungal and antiviral applications. With almost 20% lauric acid, there will be ample quantities of monolaurin to exert its antibacterial influence.

Although this oil is not indicated for use as a cooking oil, it does happen to be perfect for adding to hot foods or beverages, or into cold foods as well, such as smoothies or salad dressings. It can be taken with food, or on an empty stomach, and though a person cannot eat too many medium chain triglycerides, a person can
eat too many too quickly. This will cause a sensation of transient nausea, or perhaps even diarrhea. If this should occur, reduce the amount being taken at one time and spread the target dose out over the course of the day. A nice starting point might be three Tablespoons a day (one Tbsp applied to each meal).

Get yours here:
https://drrachelhamel-com.3dcartstores.com/Dr-Hamels-MCT-Super-Blend_p_12.html

 

THat is all for now.

 

Have a happy and healthy week.

 

 

Dr. Hamel

 

EMF’s are they really affecting us that much??

Happy Monday Everyone.  I wanted to first say that you for all being patient the past week as I have been recovering from a nasty virus!  I’m not one to get sick much anymore, but I will say that there are some nasty things going around!  One reason I believe is the topic we are talking about today!

You’ve heard me talk about EMF’s before or electro magnetic frequencies. As with some health topics it can go over someone’s head, or they don’t “experience” per say immediate symptoms and so after reading it, don’t think much of it.

As you know, being a brain expert, causes me to dive deep into health topics, ones that aren’t always so glamorous but one’s that need to be addressed.

We actually get natural EMF’s from the sunlight. It wasn’t until electricity was discovered that manmade EMF’s came into play and everyone of us is exposed to manmade EMF’s every day. Many man-made EMFs  include radio waves, WiFi signals, and microwave radiation. In addition, visible lights, UV lights, and infrared radiation are also a form of EMFs.

There are two types of EMF one is low frequency the other high.

Low frequency includes non ionizing radiation such as from microwaves, computers, visible light, smart meters, wifi, cell phones, blue tooth, power lines and MRIs.
High frequency has ionizing radiation as consist of ultraviolet light, x-rays and gamma rays. WE know that too much high frequency is extremely harmful, however the topic of low frequency is more controversial.

Usually the symptoms are gradual overtime, and are not an immediate response. Secondly, there’s a lot of financial interests in people who buy these electronics to never know those potential dangers.
Did you know for instance that in your iPhone settings it tells you about SAR and options to decrease your exposure, but not having the phone on your body?  How many have been told of this?!  Not very many.

We know that our body is electric.  Our nervous system firing for instance is electricity.  Putting an outside electrical force on top of ours will of course have some type of outcome.  Also our mitochondria and liver enzymes run on electrical input and light.  Currently, the claims that the low frequency EMF exposure is safe are based on the fact that there is no direct evidence showing that certain sources of EMF exposure are safe (or unsafe). The International Agency for Research on Cancer has already categorized low frequency EMF radiation a class 2B possible carcinogen. However, harmful effects of EMF radiation are not limited to cancer.

With the acceptance of 5G, things have only gotten worse.  Why? Because this signal is stronger.  WE already have good studies showing the harm of 3 and 4G, but because the US always wants to be on the forefront without health implications first, 5G has passed.

Whether a certain EMF is dangerous depends on a few different aspects of the electromagnetic waves, including:

Frequency: The higher frequency an EMF is, the more energy it carries and the more likely it is to be dangerous. 5G.
Power density: The average energy of the electromagnetic waves in a given area or volume.
Strength: of the electric and magnetic fields that are present
Duration of exposure: prolonged duration is usually worse than acute duration for the same levels of EMF.

“An infamous case of such denial was when utility companies started installing smart meters in people’s homes. While the companies claim that smart meters are safe, numerous people started to experience neurological problems and, in some cases, worsened inflammatory symptoms as soon as the smart meters were installed (source). These consumers had to immediately move to a new home with no smart meters or fight to have the smart meter uninstalled in their home.

Many parents in Ontario are observing that their children are becoming ill after schools started to install WiFi (source). Children are particularly susceptible to harm from EMF radiation because they have smaller and growing bodies, so symptoms can be more apparent.”Electro magnetic frequencies(EMF) and their danger are not a “new” discovery. In 2012, a group of over 200 international scientists published a report to alert the public and major world organizations like the UN and WHO about the dangers of EMF’s.  This report called the Bioinitiative report, cited over 1000 studies showing low level expose to this specific radio frequency radiation and relation to dozens of biases and actual biological harm to the body.

These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Asthma
  • Fertility issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep issues
  • Cancer- see below
  • Heart problems
  • Alzheimers
  • Diabetes

Children in particular are NEVER to be around cellphones and ipads.  The so called “safety” regulations are for a 200lb adult male with the device 10 feet away.  No safety has been done with children, yet we see a lot of children and teens using these devices.
Emf’s also open the blood brain barrier, which can make infections go rampant.
I’m extremely sensitive to EMF’s and even with the protectors I use, still need to take precautions.

Here are some tips:

  • • Have a Wireless Router? Use a Christmas light timer to automatically turn it off at night, or there’s ones on the market called Intermatic which I have.   Believe it or not, your body is even more more vulnerable to the damage RF and EMF radiation cause while you’re sleeping.
  • Does your home have a Smart Meter tracking your utility usage? These produce an enormous amount of EMF radiation, contact your utility company and ask about installing a safer analog meter.
  • Turn your cell phone off at night. If you use your phone as your alarm clock, be sure to put it in airplane mode to limit the amount of radiation it produces.
  • When using your cell phone, put it on speaker phone or use a pair of headphones. Even better, use a pair of airtube headphones my favorite is
  • Whenever possible, use an ethernet cable to your laptop or desktop computer instead of WiFi.
  • Create a bedroom free from EMF Radiation to improve sleep and protect your body.
  • Don’t keep your cell phone in your pocket, the radiation in close proximity to your body can cause some very unwanted health effects.
  • Have a baby in the home? Consider using a wired baby monitor instead of the popular wireless versions or video monitors.
  • Whenever possible, replace wireless with wired. From phones in to home, to computers, wired is almost always going to be a reduction in radiation.
  • Get EMF protectors.  Although not perfect, any help to decrease exposure is needed!  A mineral called shungite is very helpful for helping decrease the effects of EMFs, but some other companies I like are rayonex from Germany and defender shield. You should have protection in your home and on every device you own.

I hope this was helpful to you this week.  Although we love technology, I see quite a few in my practice that are extremely sensitive to these frequencies.  In san diego we like near military base too where the frequency is even higher.  Getting out in nature and detaching from these devices is our best bet.  It’s not doing away with technology but using it safer.

Brain Fortitude:  Utilizing your brain to shut down unwanted thoughts and actions

Brain Fortitude:  Utilizing your brain to shut down unwanted thoughts and actions

Happy Monday Warriors!

It’s 2020!! I can’t believe it!  I was laughing with a patient this past week about not thinking we would make it to 2020 haha.  But, we definitely have arrived, and in full swing!

Thanks for all who came a couple weeks ago to our mobility workshop!  I hope you learned some tips to keep your body moving.  If you are sad you missed it, we WILL be holding another next month so make sure you let us know!

This year is gong to be a big year for my practice I can feel it.  I’m continuing to write my  book, and in fact alot of this blog is coming directly from that.  I’m also wanting to start a podcast very soon.  If someone is very familiar with running podcasts or would love to donate time, ect. let me know!  There’s so many things I’d like to do, but time!!! Right?  Finding that balance.

Also!  If you are a patient of mine, I have created a private account on MeWe.  Its a social media platform similar to Facebook.  I wanted to create a community for my patients to talk about various health topics, and not be censored like facebook does.  I also wanted a place for you guys to share maybe about things that you do and offer!  A real community!  It can feel isolated especially for some of my families that don’t vaccinate, to find like minded communities. So, if you don’t have an account GET ONE!  Add me Dr Rachel Hamel, then I will add you to the group!

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Alright enough house keeping. BUT ONE MORE.. If you are a patient and have not written a google review, would you mind taking a couple moments?  They really really help my practice and inspire others!
Thank you!

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The Brain!
Brain Fortitude.  The ability to utilize the brain to shut down unwanted thoughts and actions.

What do you mean doc?

Well, we know that the Brain controls every function in our body.  But what if it fails to turn on or shut off certain systems?
What is happening here.?  Usually, there is some malfunction in the frontal lobe in our brain.  The frontal lobe is the executive functioning, reasoning, rationale, impulse control, allows us to start and finish tasks and provides short term memory. This is a huge driver for us as adults and children.  You want to be able to access this part of your brain effectively and entirely. So how do we do that?

Well, the brain in general when you are able to utilize it, is better at inhibiting unwanted thoughts, actions and movements.
If not working right, it cannot put the brakes on the limbic system, emotional center.  You can get stuck in this emotional paradigm where all rationality goes out the window.  This is not where you want to be.

The frontal lobe is the most compromised when there is any injury to the head, brain or cervical spine. Children, are very sensitive when this section of the brain is compromised.  This can be from trauma during the birth process, or any falls or injuries during childhood.

Neuro-expression is how the nervous system expresses itself, and it gives us a window into how the nervous system is working.  For instance, a child’s behavior can be an outward expression of the integrity of the nervous system.  If a child can’t sit for a long period of time, maybe are running around or kicking the desk of a child in front of them at school, chances are they have dysfunction going on in their vestibular system.  If they are forceful, they could be lacking appropriate proprioceptive input and are trying to regulate their brain through this action. Many children may seem “defiant”, and although can be perceived this way, often times don’t want to do things that make their brain uncomfortable. Sometimes defiance is yes defiance, other times it’s a protective mechanism to avoid discomfort we cannot see.

What individuals react to will determine which part of their brain isn’t “online”.
What’s important to note here is that when children, and adults for that matter get into this state in their frontal lobe, cognitive or rational types of treatment doesn’t work effectively because they don’t understand. Methods like cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meditation won’t really be helpful here until the frontal lobe is on board. Their frontal lobe isn’t online and so rationality is out the window.  When you regulate the sensory modulation and work with the frontal lobe, then you can do this other more rationale work and it be more successful!

The short story of this is that the brain ALWAYS has a reason to what it’s doing.  Sometimes controlling emotions and other functions in our body is difficult when certain areas of the brain aren’t really working.

If you or someone you know has difficulty regulating their emotions, or difficulty controlling certain body systems, you might look to the brain for the answer.  EVERYTHING in the body works better, when the brain is online…

So how do we make sure it is?
Work with the sensory nerves! Craniopathy and chiropractic manipulations with proper sensory/motor looping is where you’ll get the most success.  I often see many children who have gone through so many different types of therapy prior to finding my clinic. Behavior therapy, speech therapy ect.  Although some of these cognitive methods can provide some help, I find that many children aren’t even properly doing them because their frontal lobe isn’t online.  Once we start working with those sensory deficiencies, most children can then go to different therapies and get much greater results.  You can’t train something when the connection isn’t online!

This is not only for children, but for all of us.  Many patients say that movement for instance is so much easier now that their brain is working better.  Digestion is better, falling asleep is easier, and they aren’t reacting to stress as dramatic.

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet this week.

Despite all the negative things going on in our health system, I think 2020 is going to be a great year!

That is all for now.
Wishing you a happy and healthy week!
Dr. Hamel
OIL OF THE WEEK

On the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s Juniper Berry.
Juniper Berry is a great oil to help balance the nervous system.    It actually helps the NS to get into more of a parasympathetic tone, which we ALL need right?!

Extracted from the berries of a coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil is recognized for its versatile uses and benefits. The scent of Juniper Berry oil is woody, spicy, and clean. When used for its aroma, Juniper Berry essential oil has a calming and grounding effect and can also be diffused to help cleanse and purify the air. Juniper Berry oil can be used internally as a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent and to support urinary tract and healthy kidney function.* Applied topically, Juniper Berry essential oil acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.

Juniper Berry Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Juniper Berry essential oil is known for its ability to act as a natural skin toner and reduce the appearance of skin blemishes. To promote a clear and healthy complexion, apply one drop of Juniper Berry essential oil to your skin. You will love the refreshing look this oil brings to your skin!
  2. Your body is constantly working. Even when it is considered resting, the organs and functions of your body are continually in motion, working hard to provide for your needs. Show your body some love and give it an extra boost of support by taking Juniper Berry oil internally. Taken internally, Juniper Berry essential oil will help support healthy kidney and urinary tract function.*
  3. Fill your home with the refreshing scents of Juniper Berry and Bergamot essential oils with this incredible diffuser blend. For an optimal aroma, diffuse three drops of Juniper Berry and four drops of Bergamot for a light, fresh scent. Juniper Berry oil is ideal for diffusing due to its calming and grounding effects and its ability to cleanse the air. Bergamot is one of the best essential oil pairings for Juniper Berry, and will enhance the benefits of this aromatic fusion by providing a calming and uplifting effect. Together, this blend will enhance positive feelings and create a calming atmosphere.
  4. Time to invite your closest friends over for a doTERRA facemask party! Make a facemask all your friends will love by adding one to two drops of Juniper Berry to a Bentonite clay mask. Juniper Berry is valued for its ability to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and act as a natural skin toner. With Juniper Berry’s many facial enhancing properties, you won’t want to miss out on this rejuvenating face mask.
  5. Enrich your skin with the best of essential oils, while enjoying a relaxing massage. For a wonderful massage blend, combine Juniper Berry essential oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing, cleansing massage. Juniper Berry oil contains powerful topical cleansing benefits that will help to cleanse the skin. The aroma of Juniper Berry oil will help provide a calming, grounding effect that is ideal for any massage.
  6. Try something new and turn an average meal into delectable meal by adding Juniper Berry essential oil. Juniper Berry oil goes great with French-inspired sauces and desserts and will give an unexpected boost to a variety of meals. For best results, use Juniper Berry essential oil sparingly.
  7. Natural cleanses are popular for a good reason. They help to remove toxic chemicals from body cells, support natural functions of the body, and promote overall well-being. If you are trying a natural cleanse, add one to two drops of Juniper Berry essential oil to water or citrus drinks as a part of your natural cleansing regimen.* Juniper Berry oil is excellent for cleanses due to its natural ability to cleanse and detoxify as well as support healthy kidney and urinary tract function.*
  8. There is no knowing what kinds of twists and turns may occur while traveling. For a positive traveling experience, always pack Juniper Berry essential oil in your getaway pack. Juniper Berry oil has a myriad of uses and benefits that can help ease emotional and physical problems that may arise when traveling.
  9. So much to do and so little time? When life has you feeling overwhelmed, put one to two drops of Juniper Berry essential oil into the palm of your hand and lightly rub your hands together. Cup your hands over your nose and inhale to help combat stressful feelings. Juniper Berry oil has incredible aromatic benefits that provide a grounding, calming effect—perfect for any busy day.
  10. Create your own freshening spray. Simply combine a couple of drops of Juniper Berry essential oil with water in a spray bottle and use to cleanse any area that needs it. This spray can be used to freshen a linen closet, mattress, car, or the air. Juniper Berry oil has natural cleansing benefits that make it a great essential oil for purifying and freshening.

Fun Fact
It was said that if you dreamed of gathering juniper berries in winter, you would prosper. It is also noted that the berries of a common juniper signified honor or the birth of a boy.1

Plant Description
The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. The tree’s bark is grey-brown while the twigs of the tree are reddish brown. The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color. The tree also produces male and female flowers. The male flowers are small and yellow and grow near the tip of the twigs whereas the female flowers are green and eventually evolve into the purple fruit of the tree. The fruit is a berry-like cone that is fleshy and aromatic.2 doTERRA Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berry of the common juniper plant.

Chemistry of Juniper Berry Oil 
Main Chemical Components: α-pinene, sabinene

One of the main chemical constituents found in Juniper Berry essential oil is alpha-pinene. Alpha-pinene is a monoterpene which, due to its chemical properties, can help uplift and renew when used aromatically. Another main chemical component in Juniper Berry oil is sabinene. For more information about the chemical constituents found in Juniper Berry oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.