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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.

The most important nutrient needed for our brain

The most important nutrient for our brain.

Happy Monday Tribe!

Just a friendly reminder.  I am no longer in my mission valley office and full time in pacific beach! 

In pacific beach, I do NOT have staff any longer.  I will be giving the front desk at the office my schedule each day so that if you are waiting they know to inform me.
If my door is NOT open, I am with a patient.  If it’s open, I’m not and you can come on in, unless I come get you.
You can either book online through my website or through my scheduling service 8587755138.  The BEST way to reach me during business hours is either email or texting that number.  I know it’s tough without staff to help with the flow, but I’ll do my best to make it a smooth transition!
With my scheduling service, you will get a reminder email the day before!  If you DO NOT get an email, please inform me ASAP as sometimes the system might glitch and not fully schedule you or you didn’t fully schedule correctly.  Just inform me that day or call to make sure your appointment is booked if you don’t receive the email.

Thanks for being awesome guys! 

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I hope you enjoyed last week’s topic about wireless radiation and 5G.  If you missed it make sure to re-catch in through my blog on my website. It’s a very important topic!

This week I want to talk about the MOST important nutrient needed for the brain to function.

It’s something that’s all around…. most don’t realize they are deficient in it.
You can’t eat it.  You can’t touch it….
Have you guessed it?!

OXYGEN!!

I recently did a talk for one of my favorite non profits Beyond Concussion, and realized. that I talked all about the cranial system, nerves, brain and forgot the most important point of healing: OXYGEN. 
Wow.  (palm to head).
Well.. even I forget sometimes!

Oxygen is VITAL.  we know this.
However, this being said.  How many people walking around have oxygen depletion?

A good amount actually.

The brain uses about 3 times as much oxygen than the muscles in the body do.  Because they use so much, they are most sensitive to any oxygen level changes and doesn’t survive or function very well without it. 

When brain cells are depleted of oxygen, they die due to increased acidosis, they can begin to die off in as little as 5 minutes!

Oxygen in the brain is vital to growth and healing. It’s also vital to energy production. Oxygen is delivered through the blood, and through a process called cellular respiration.  The brain uses more energy than any other organ, so it makes sense as to why it needs the most oxygen.

I’d say honestly speaking the MOST impactful thing I do in my care is increase oxygen in the brain and body.

Whenever there is an impedance in the cranial bones movement, this means their will be depletion in the oxygen available.  You see, the movement of the cranial bones is vital, we need that movement for the blood circulation so oxygen can come in and be utilized. 

So the first way the brain doesn’t get oxygen is improper movement within the bones of the head. When this pattern persists, the individual will grow into those patterns, and then create actual airway issues within the bone structure.

This means the nasal floor can have issues causing oxygen depletion, then down the throat if there’ any impedance can cause issues with airway as well.

Having a narrow palate is a home run for oxygen depletion.  It’s very common.  It usually happens from birth trauma, but can have other causes.

Sleep apnea, is growing more and more recognition mainly because more and more are recognizing its severity.  Its not really just a matter of wearing a mask and you’re fine.  Oxygen depletion is a big deal. HUGE.  Decreasing your brain function, also a HUGE stress on the heart, and many other organs.  Again oxygen is a BIG deal.

Anyone who’s had any head trauma has experienced this. A depletion of oxygen causes many issues for those with whiplash, concussion or anything even minor that happens to the brain. 

What are some signs of oxygen depletion?

– Snoring
– Clenching/Grinding of teeth
-Dark circles underneath the eyes or around them
– memory isn’t as great
-sweating
-inattentiveness
-poor judgement
-TMJ problems
-irregular heart beat – slow or fast
-circulation problems
-lots of teeth infections (microbes loves not having oxygen)
-lots of infections in general
-fatigue
-headaches
-muscle cramping

How do we enhance our brain’s ability to have more oxygen?

1. Of course the first way is getting system moving!  So Craniopathy care is needed to get everything back in balance.

2.  Sometimes dental co-management is necessary.  Tongue tie or maxillary expansion is a key component.

3. Sometimes sinus surgery is also necessary ( mainly adults).  Since oxygen is super important, you have to make sure all airways are clear.

4. Certain supplements can also help transport oxygen, but most won’t work well until the cranial system is balanced.  I like using ginko and some others.

5. Hyperbaric oxygen is a great way or live O2 (oxygen mask), to get it directly into the brain.

A common thing most patients say after treatment is : WOW I can breathe!!

We take it for granted when we can’t efficiently get oxygen. But DON’T.

If you can’t breathe through your nose, even through sleep your oxygen deficient.
Don’t be a statistic.  There’s answers for help!

How 5G is affecting our brains!! Protect your Family!

Happy Monday Tribe!
I hope you all got the chance to read last week’s blog on how exercise impacts your memory!

This week we will be diving into a super important topic, as you know being a healthcare disruptor it is always my duty to reveal the corruption and truth. 
WE live in TECH world.  It’s inescapable (unless your a mountainman).  Technology is a wonderful thing and also harmful if used incorrectly.  It brings us closer together, allows for innovation, and makes our lives easier.  But the health implications are ever growing and NOT being told to the public. 

I watched a seminar series this weekend about 5G, and an amazing scientist started spurting out research about the harms of EMF (electro magnetic frequencies).  We know that EMF’s which are emitted from cell phones, computers, WIFI, smart meters, bluetooth, airport scanners, microwaves, electrical wiring, dimming switches,  ect. are harmful to us. 

Children in particular are at THE MOST risk for damage.  That is why pregnant women, babies and children should never be around cell phones, i pads, ect.  Always on airplane mode.  These frequencies actually damage DNA and for children this is detrimental to their growth and development. According to research, children under 16 should NOT be allowed to use cell phones. However, the billions of users today are young and small and have NO idea how to protect themselves from microwave radiation.

Here’s the skinny (411):

How do we know that wireless radiation is unsafe?
We have studies in humans and animals.  Unfortunately with this technology, we’ve introduced the technology, and THEN after asked the question is it safe.  NO testing was done prior.

Old tests were done on the “thermal” (heat) effects of radiation. Which was based on super old science, using a 6 foot tall something male and over 220 pounds at 20 cm away.  They still go by this, although EMF’s have been linked to biological harm through peer review studies. The array of phenomena seems to be only limited to whether or not we’ve studied it.  Every time they’ve look for an effect, it’s been there.  Bees, trees, flowers.

  • In 2000, the British government had a top community of scientists that stated that no one should use a cell phone under the age of 16, because of a young thin skull.  The US ignored that research and decided in 1996, no research was needed in this area.
The problem is:
It’s not the power of the radiation, but the pulse.  A cell phone signal is complex, it has a frequency and power.  Even though it can been weak in power, abnormal pulse radiation over thousands a minutes has an effect.
  • The brain cells of rats when exposed to weak pulse of cell phones had damage to their DNA. This research after found was then hidden, and the government went to town to make sure that the public would not know about it. You can read the book “Disconnect” for more info.
  • Now we have results from the national toxicology program, studies not just showing DNA damage, but the largest study ever done (30 Milllion dollars) with the technology of the highest caliber, found clear evidence of rare tumors of the nerve inside the heart and glioma (brain cancer).  Also salivary gland tumors and thyroid.
NOTE****Lebron James had a salivary gland tumor on the side where he used his phone all the time.  He got a big sponsorship deal with samsung, and he hasn’t admitted any problem with EMF radiation.  I don’t think that he’s aware of the connection.

  • Human studies have shown the same rare cancers. Acoustic neuroma (near the ear, HELLO cell phones).  This study was subject to a triple peer review (never been done before).  They were astonished when they got the results that showed clear evidence of cancer, and multiple cancers of different organs, some damage to the heart.  The heart is quite close to the surface of the skin.  That normally would be a slam dunk in science, but the national toxicology program is supposed to tell the FDA what to do about it.  They didn’t like the results, so they said it wasn’t “relevant”.  The CDC asks the industry to write their website, and many of the FCC work for Verizon for the cell phone telecommunication industry and regularly have moved back forth between the industry and agency.  It is NOT a protector of health and safety.
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Let’s talk about chronic diseases:

-Neurological, autoimmune, autism are all increasing at a huge rate.  What does science tell us that wireless plays in this?

Chronic illness has multiple causes, nutrition ect.  Our life is increasingly electrified.  The role of EMF’s for autism, autoimmune, thyroid or chronic pain cannot be fully evaluated because nobody is asking the question. If you get rid of toxins, you give children a chance to grow and develop. EMF’s are included as a toxin.  But often at risk kids are given devices to help “calm” them down, when in reality it’s harming their future.

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Overview of studies of 5G:

1. Standford- 5g consists of a combination of 3g and 4g in order for it to work.  So you have to have a series of antennae within a few yards apart.  The modulation of the signal is what we are most worried about .  It’s moving extremely fast, and alters the function of our nerves and cells. It interferes with the way calcium moves in and out of the cell wall.
The mm waves are absorbed in the skin, but it turns out the sweat ducts are located there, and they can work as an antennae, and can transmit exposure from the skin internally!  It can accelerate the growth of bacteria by suppressing good things to thrive, because the cells don’t communicate as well with one another. 

2.  People who live within 30 mm of a 3g antenna, in the blood of those closest showed elevated evidence of damage in DNA in the micronucleus.  Precursor to cancer!

3. More than a thousand different insects are also compromised.  5g wave interferes with cryptochrome in insects (inborn GPS).  Allows them to navigate.  Low intensity mm waves can cause the cryptochrome to create free radicals.

4. Another study showing what happens to microbes in soil in india.  Microbes in soil are critical to agriculture.  They showed that the microbes with the towers around were damaged as well.  Also people living closer to antenna have biochemical measures in their blood which predict more likely to get cancer (evidence of damage), than in others that live further way.

These mm waves weakens membranes.  And this means any toxic exposure can be more deeply taken into the body as a results of the EMF.

What are we doing to our children with this exposure?
We know that insects show changes in their behavior over time with exposure, so it makes sense the effect of us.

Singapore is NOT introducing it at all.  In order to work well, they need several dozen antennas on the phone. You don’t need 5G for voice calls, its so that the refrigerator can talk to your phone ( or things of this matter).  Recognize what we have is that we think that since technology can do something we want to try it.  Although there’s things we SHOULD not do.

Many other countries KNOW the harms and won’t allow this.  Chinese cities are the most dense in the world.  How do they get their signals?  They are WIRED!  The priority for those countries is for military and medical research purposes for technology.

In the 1950s and 1960s the tobacco industry had to see so many people die and have harmful effects in order to prove its harm.  Do we need to show now that children who use devices have more harmful effects to get the public to wake up?!  It seems as if it’s going that way.
It’s not that technology is evil.  We need to teach them about wired connections.
Wired is actually faster, and MORE secure.

At schools, children do not LEARN well if they are on a computer all day long.  More and more silicon valley people are sending their children to schools without computers, because they know this.  More and more parents are understanding to limit their use.
Don’t feel guilty!  We just want safer usage, and education about what technology can do and what it’s not allowed to use.

Let me state this :
WE ARE ELECTRICAL BEING!  Our heart beating, nervous system firing.  We have an internal electrical system.  The fact of saying that outside electrical impulses would have ZERO affect on how we function, makes ZERO sense.  It’s true for plants, birds.  And US!  The potential for harm is quite great.

TIPS:
-get rid of wireless keyboards, mice, earphones
-smart meters removed
– get a wired landline for your phone
-turn wifi off
-turn phone off or on airplane mode when not using it
-never keep in on the body
-don’t even give a phone to a child unless on airplane move
-get EMF protectors (i like aulterra or hedrom)
-ipads belong on tables (tablets) – they are testing 20 cm away form a adult male body of 220lb guy, NEVER ON THE BODIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN!
-if the signal is weak, radiation is higher. radiation goes onto you when its on your body.

Be EDUCATED crew.  I’ve been testing EMFs with my genetic profiles now to help the body be more enhances nutritionally, as it damages our cell walls.  The fact of the matter is, less is more. Protect your families and yourself.

More resources: https://ehtrust.org/about/dr-devra-davis/

OIL OF THE WEEK

ON the spotlight this week is Do Terra Rosemary.  A favorite of mine to use to help protect against EMFs

Though it is famous for its applications in the culinary world, rosemary has uses that reach far beyond cook books or holiday meals. Rosemary oil is a versatile essential oil that proves useful in everyday life for things like promoting healthy-looking hair, creating a relaxing massage, cooking healthy meals, and more. It even supports healthy digestion.* Learn more about Rosemary oil and discover the diverse uses for this herbaceous, energizing doTERRA product.

Rosemary Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. The chemical makeup of Rosemary oil gives it renewing properties that can be both energizing and settling—particularly when you diffuse the oil. When you need to study for a big test, memorize your slides for a presentation at work, or just need to finish a project, diffusing Rosemary oil can be helpful. In the essential oil diffuser of your choice, consider diffusing Rosemary oil while studying to help maintain concentration. As the renewing, green aroma of Rosemary oil wafts through the room, you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand.
  2. Possibly the most common application for the rosemary plant is in cooking. Fortunately, Rosemary oil can be used as a substitute in your favorite rosemary-infused dishes. If you have a favorite recipe that calls for rosemary, you can easily add one to two drops of Rosemary oil to meats or traditional entrees in order to add flavor or to support healthy digestion.* Looking for a hearty Rosemary oil recipe? Try this Balsamic Rosemary Marinade to add instant flavor and excitement to any weeknight meal or backyard barbeque. Speaking of summer festivities, these Italian Summer Skewers with Rosemary Balsamic Reduction are the perfect sweet and savory addition to any outdoor get-together. Using mozzarella, salami, cantaloupe, brown sugar, and Rosemary oil, these skewers will be a hot item at your next summer bash.
  3. Rosemary oil can be taken internally to help reduce occasional fatigue and nervous tension.* You can add a few drops of Rosemary oil to a glass of water or to a doTERRA Veggie Capsule. Rosemary oil can also be taken internally if you are striving to support healthy internal organ function.*
  4. Trying to relax? Let the renewing properties of Rosemary oil soothe your body and soul at the end of a long day by creating a relaxing essential oil bath. Adding essential oils to a warm bath can promote a calming, relaxing environment that allows you to take a break—both mentally and physically. Combine Rosemary, Frankincense, and Epsom salt into your bath for a rejuvenating experience when you are in need of a little “me” time.
  5. Like many other essential oils, Rosemary oil can be helpful for promoting full, healthy-looking hair. When you want to promote an abundant-looking head of hair, consider using Rosemary oil when giving yourself a stimulating scalp massage. To improve the scalp massage even further, combine Melaleuca and Rosemary oil together. Whether you are styling or grooming your lovely locks, it is always a good idea to use Rosemary oil for hair.
  6. Looking for more delicious Rosemary oil recipes? You can quickly turn traditional mashed potatoes into a flavor-filled side dish with a little help from doTERRA Rosemary oil. Whether you are a prepping for a holiday meal, or just want some comfort food, these Rosemary Mashed Potatoes will leave both your tastebuds and your tummy happy.
  7. Because of its rejuvenating scent and renewing properties, Rosemary oil is often used for massage. Consider combining Rosemary oil with a carrier oil like doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying it during massage. To create a soothing massage experience, you can also blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen to cool and relax the skin. When you want a relaxing massage, mix Lavender with Rosemary oil for stress reduction.

 

That is all for now,

 

have a happy and healthy week.

Dr. Hamel