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In a recent post I shared about how the HOLOS [“Be well”] Balance devices help with pain. You can read that review here.

HOLOS Balance also helps with sleep, which is one of the foundations of optimal health. Poor quality sleep can lead to a host of health problems, from cognitive issues to immune system issues.

The HOLOS Balance devices help sleep in three main ways:

1. The Automatic Personalized Programs’ built-in, intelligent, automatic scanning every 21 days and vast array of individualized PEMF programs for each user lays the foundation for better sleep and better overall functioning.

2. The automatic 7-day programs comprehensively support all 12 Chinese Meridians, 24/7 Body Clock-Circadian Rhythms, Sleep-Wake Cycles and general programs for energy, stress, EMF, brainwave balance and earthing/grounding.

3. Of the 16 User Activated Boost Programs, several help sleep specifically, either directly or indirectly:

  • The Calm Boost, which is great for calming stress and anxiety anytime, anywhere. Also, if you wake in the middle of the night, you just press the button for this program and, at least for me, it works like a charm to get me back to sleep quickly.
  • The Sleep Boost prepares the mind and body for a great night’s sleep.
  • The Peace Boost, which can help you throughout the day to stave off anxiety and worry.
  • The Emotional Shock Boost if your nervous system has taken a hit. (I find this incredibly helpful at such times.)
  • The Ease Boost if you have pain, which can certainly interfere with sleep. Also Tissue Repair and Inflammation will support you if you have any of those issues.
  • The EMF Boost helps the body be resistant to harmful EMF radiation. It does not shield the body from EMF. It more aids the body to deal with the presence of EMF and reduces its harmful effects. The Travel Boost also helps with EMF and is a godsend if you are traveling and dealing with jet lag.
  • During the day, the Energy Boosts and or the Perform All Boost can help with building energy in the mind and body, especially the nervous system. The nervous system needs to be strong in order for sleep to be strong as it serves to regulate sleep.
woman sleeping on blue throw pillow

Photo by bruce mars

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I hardly recommend any products. Most of them are all marketing hype with little or no real science behind them.

The HOLOS is based on NASA research on PEMF, how it affects the body, and what the optimal frequencies are for health. Redhealthwear has incorporated these guidelines into its devices, providing the ultimate in wellness devices. 

image of black and white HOLOS Not only is this the easiest and most effective wellness device I’ve come across, it’s also one of the most affordable, given that you can expect it to last up to 5 years with the latest battery iteration (which you only need to charge once or twice a month for a few hours).

Amortize the cost over 5 years, and subtract any money you’d otherwise spend on sleep (and/or pain) meds, and you’ll see why I think it’s one of the best investments in your well-being you can make.

And Debbie Hart has made it ever more affordable right now, with a 20-30% off coupon (UPLIFT20 for 20% off one Balance Plus device, or UPLIFT30 for two or more devices). The Balance Plus is what I use because it has the PTSD/Depression automatic program cycle plus extra Boost programs, which is what I need. Sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions always lead to depression for me, so this support is crucial to preventing depression.

NOTE: This sale ends at midnight Mountain Time on April 30, so if you’ve been on the fence about it, now’s the time to act to save a good chunk of change.

Full disclosure: I am an enthusiastic affiliate for this product, so I get a commission if you buy through this link. I would appreciate that, but either way, you can get at least 20% off if you get this before the sale runs out (April 30). I have recommended only a handful of products, and this is the only wellness device I recommend now. (Here are my criteria for recommendations.)

My husband came in after walking our son’s dog, and said his back hurt.

“What was it that you do when you have pain?” he asked.

I showed him how to use the Ease Boost on his HOLOS Balance Plus device. All he had to do was press a button a few times.

Five minutes later, we sat down to eat lunch. 

“How is your back now?” I asked.

“Fine,” Gene answered. His pain was completely gone!

Holos Boost screenThis was no surprise to me. I wear the HOLOS Balance every single day, and use the Boost programs often.

I especially use the Ease Boost whenever I’m hit with one of my sudden headaches, which often happens when I enter my kitchen. (Still trying to figure out why. EMF? Dirty electricity? Some allergen?) I will press the Ease Boost and within seconds, the headache is gone.

So many people experience chronic pain, and gulp dangerous pain medications to deal with it.

A 2014 study estimated that the total cost of prescription medications for pain management was around $17.8 billion annually [Source: Lewin group study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92521/].

This cost breaks down further into three categories:

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Mar
16

Learning to See-Part Two

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In “Learning to See-Part 1” I talked about physical seeing, and how we might be able to improve vision through the Bates Method by correcting the sources of poor vision: mental and physical strain (i.e. stress), poor vision habits, and wearing glasses.

Now I’d like to address another aspect of “seeing”–perhaps the most crucial.

Besides seeing with our eyes, we also “see” with the non-physical aspects of our being, whether you want to call it the mind, heart, or spirit. (Maybe it’s all three?)

This kind of seeing is all about perspective.

gray and brown stones on gray ground

Photo by Ana Municio

Often it starts with asking questions. Curiosity tends to open the mind to new perspectives.

Getting back to the Dr. Bates Method, as an ophthalmologist he noticed some of his patients improved, and he wanted to know why. He reasoned, “If a remedy (in this case, glasses) works, the dose should be weakened as the patient gets stronger.”

That’s not what happens with glasses, however. Usually the eyes weaken, and stronger and stronger lenses are prescribed. He concluded from his research that body and mind tension produces eyestrain and creates vision problems. Vision problems were a result of three things: mental strain; poor vision habits, and eyeglasses, which he saw as crutches that impede the eye from “working out,” as it were.

Bates started weaning his patients off of glasses, and their vision improved as they did his other practices. He taught other doctors to do the same, and their patients’ vision improved.

However, this was not what the mainstream believed at the time. Their perspective was pretty much what the current modern perspective is: we can’t know the root cause of poor vision, and we just need to treat the symptom (by prescribing glasses, of course). End of story.

Dr. Bates was expelled from his organization in 1891 for his unorthodox views.

He went on to open free vision clinics, and apparently cured a lot of people, including children, of their vision problems. I wonder if his methods would still be in use today, more than 100 years later, if they didn’t help at least somewhat.

Vision problems marked my life since I was born really (eye surgery to correct strabysmus, then lazy eye, poor vision overall, and now dry eye and cataracts). I’ve worn glasses since I had the eye surgery at age 4. Notably, my glasses prescription has not gotten much worse since I’ve been doing The Healing Codes, which would lend some strength to Dr. Bates’s theory, since The Healing Codes deal with stress.

I’ve written about the two ways of viewing the body before. It seems to me it’s hugely important how you see your body if you want to improve your health.

doctors doing surgery inside emergency room

Photo by Natanael Melchor

One view, the prevailing view, has you dependent on the medical industry. If there’s something wrong, you need something outside yourself to fix it (medication, surgery, eyeglasses, etc.).

If you get a diagnosis, for example that you have cancer, the doctors will bombard you with all sorts of options for treatments. Do they believe the body has an innate intelligence, that maybe the body is trying to communicate something, and that possibly you can use those resources to overcome the cancer?

Do they try to find the root cause and create change on that level, and support the body’s natural drive to survive?

Not usually.

I tell my clients, when they get a diagnosis, to remind themselves of the truth: that doctors have found a condition they label as X, but it is actually simply a description of what they think they know based on a lot of other people’s experience (which is what research essentially is).

I’m not knocking that. We need research. We need doctors and hospitals. Surgery, medication, or other treatments can be life-saving and the best options.

But if you want to get to the root cause, so that the condition actually heals and does not recur, remember that you are an individual, and the cause of your condition might be completely different from the root of someone else’s similar condition. Doesn’t it make sense to at least attempt to find the root cause, along with addressing the symptoms?

Which brings me to another way of “seeing” that’s all too common: black and white, either/or thinking.

What if vision problems are caused by stress, poor vision habits, and wearing glasses? What if you can improve, if not totally correct, the vision issues by addressing stress and poor vision habits, and at least stop the assumed “inevitable” eye deterioration by improving the functioning of the eye and the brain?

Wouldn’t that be worth considering?

man in white long sleeve shirt looking at Apple laptop computer

Photo by Varun Gaba

My optometrist told me that one reason I was having trouble seeing well was “dry eye.” “Are you on the computer a lot?” she inquired.

Yes, I admitted.

She explained that normally we blink our eyes 15-20 times per minute, but when at the computer, or reading, we blink far less often. Blinking lubricates the eyeball. When you blink less often, you don’t lubricate the eyeball.

What was the remedy? Warm compresses (and she recommended a microwavable eye mask, which of course she sells), eye drops (I got a sample and coupons for buying more). Though “blinking less often” was the cause of the dry eye, she only mentioned “blinking more” in passing.

“Blink more often” is part of the Bates Method. Palming is also recommended, which my vision teacher tells me is better than eye masks because you have the energy of your own hands going into the eyes. Also, breathing to relax yourself while palming helps a lot.

Since I believe in energy as a healing force, I am trying the palming and breathing and blinking, along with other practices. Already my eyesight is improving somewhat, and I have not even been super diligent about the Bates Method suggestions. It will be interesting when I see the ophthalmologist in April, to find out if there are any objective changes. I’m open, but not convinced—as I was when I started doing The Healing Codes, by the way. What convinced me was seeing remarkable results.

I’m also exploring any “heart issues” that might be connected to vision. I believe that “heart issues” are often mirrored metaphorically in the body. For instance: was there something in my family growing up that I didn’t want to “see” clearly? Hmmm, we might be onto something. . . .

Could the “dry eye” be connected to the memory from fifth grade, when I witnessed two teachers bullying a boy for crying, and I vowed nobody would ever do that to me again? I didn’t cry much after that; I consciously suppressed my sensitivity. Is the “dry eye” about tears unshed, that need to be shed?

These are possibilities seem worth considering.

What do you ever lose by being open to possibilities? More importantly, what might you gain?

If you got a cancer diagnosis, wouldn’t it make sense to explore conventional treatments and also look for and heal any root emotional causes?

More and more experts, such as M.D. Gabor Maté and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, as well as the famous ACEs study, attest how often emotional issues lead to physical manifestations of disease. Many of my clients who have taken this approach of healing the heart issues have enjoyed good, and sometimes remarkable, outcomes.

a man with a blindfold over his eyes

Photo by Manuel bonadeo

Whenever I hear that “no one knows what causes X,” I immediately get curious and wonder if the root cause could be something no one is “seeing,” largely because no one is looking for it. (This “blindfolding” can happen for a number of reasons, but often personal gain is the motivator. Eyeglasses were enjoying a big boom when Dr. Bates was testing his theories, and optometrists today probably make most of their money on the glasses they sell. An anthropologist admitted this to my friend.)

These days, I like to make it almost a game to discern where someone is coming from when I read news stories, or opinions of “experts,” or media people, or social media, or medical people. There are so many different “ways of seeing,” and usually there’s a kernel of truth in almost everything. You often have to dig to get at the deepest truth.

More on that next time, in Part Three, where I’ll suggest a fun game to expand your (spiritual) vision, which will improve your relationships big time, and sharpen your discernment.

If you would like more, ongoing help in healing and transforming your perspective (a.k.a. your whole life), check out my Align with Your Divine DesignTM program.

Nov
25

Simple Health Rules to Live By

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There are a few simple rules I live by that have kept me functional despite multiple diagnoses (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, GERD, osteoporosis, IBS–all of which seemed to be kept at bay):

1. Eat real food. And preferably, something that is live or raw at every meal. 

sliced orange fruits underwaterSeveral years ago I heard a theory about orgone energy, “a universal life force hypothesized by Wilhelm Reich, supposed to emanate from all organic material, that purportedly plays a role in physical and mental health.” Reich believed that live foods maintain this life force, and if you eat something live at every meal, it will energize your body.

Though the Internet has poo-poohed Reich’s ideas, it makes sense to me that live foods would have a life force in them, and I don’t see how it can hurt to eat something with the life force in it at every meal.

Besides, so many of the real breakthroughs in science and other arenas come from those who “think outside the box.” First their ideas are ridiculed, until more and more evidence starts to confirm them. Finally, their ideas are accepted and moved “into the box”–until there is another paradigm shift from others who “think outside the box.” (Unless, of course, the powers that be who don’t want any other narratives but theirs to prevail use that power to “deplatform” and silence those who dare think outside the box. But we haven’t seen that happen, have we?)

shallow focus photography of person walking on road between grass2. Exercise every day, preferably outdoors, in nature. Even 20 minutes every day will lower your mortality, according to studies. Get some sunlight every day, even if it’s through one of those happy lights. Cut the blue light in the evening.    

3. Live within your circadian rhythm. Every organ has its own little clock, and there is a master clock in your brain. Learn to know your own rhythms, especially optimal times for waking and getting to bed.

The HOLOS Balance devices really helps with this. It’s my all-time favorite wellness device, and in my opinion, better than anything else that’s way more expensive. Find out more here, and get 15% off if with this link.

 

4. Heal your heart issues. Start with your fears, and the lies you believe.

5. Practice gratitude. If you haven’t already, start keeping a gifts journal.

And if you need more personalized help with healing your heart issues, check out HealingCodesCoaching.com for options.

Aug
26

Hidden Stressors-Part Five-Technology

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I received a phone call and email from a long-time reader of my newsletter, thanking me for what I wrote about how my nervous system got overwhelmed and threw me into a several-day near shut-down, complete with physical pain.

Paulette wrote:

You put into words what I have been dealing with for several years! On Saturdays we have been attending a [particular group] study via Zoom. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until at least 2:30 p.m. with no breaks. The teacher’s entire life is spent studying [this topic] — I mean 14 hours per day EVERY day. She always says there is so much more she wants to share, but just doesn’t have the time.

macbook pro displaying group of peopleI have gotten to the point that after one hour I am ready to scream. All of her words run together for me. I really don’t hear much after that point. My husband doesn’t have the same problem. [My note: notice the difference between Paulette and her husband. Paulette is Highly Sensitive; her husband is not.]

About the same week I received your email, I said enough is enough. I told the group that [my husband and I] would be taking a break. Since we have left I am happier and more relaxed. Yesterday my neighbor commented that she had noticed a change in me.

Studying [this particular topic] when there is so much bad news all around us was more than I could handle. I have learned a lot over the past several years, but I think my health has suffered as a result of attending this group.

Thanks for putting into words what I have been feeling.

Paulette’s words to me reminded me that we often don’t recognize the hidden stressors that are sucking our energy and stretching our nervous system to the limits, because those stressors are such a part of everyday life. Read More→

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My endocrinologist, who is responsible for my osteoporosis (he told me the medication for thyroid can cause bone loss, which is why he had to monitor my bone density), gave me some dire statistics about how many people die within a year of a hip fracture. (Why would he tell me this? Medical fear-mongering. . .)

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