Could chronic illness merely be a case of “low voltage”?

Ph and cancer connection, Ph balance, acid base balance, potential hydrogen,

THIS Doctor is proven that healing happens when you increase your body’s VOLTAGE!

When you think about keeping your cells healthy, a common fact known by many today is that cells, by design, run optimally at 7.35 to 7.45. What you may not be aware of is that PH describes voltage in a liquid. But the PH or (potential hydrogen) means more than you think.

Your cells need between -20 and minus 25 millivolts (mV) to maintain the health of your cells. But, to make NEW cells that work, you need – 50 millivolts of electron donor status. So, what the heck is that?

Dr. Jerry Tennant is a brilliant Ophthalmologist best know for a technology called VISX. VISX is a Lasik technology, and Dr. Tennant was the first person to implant a cornea in a human.

While attempting to remove some scarring on a man’s cornea, fluid got behind Dr. Tennants’ mas and hit his nose and, subsequently, he contracted encephalitis.

Dr. Tennant would spend the next seven years in bed, often sleeping 16 hours a day. The spastic movement he experienced forced him to cease performing surgery for obvious reasons. He could barely think straight.

During the two hours a day he COULD think, he tried to figure out how to help himself, so he bought a few Cell Biology textbooks. Something he had not read in decades. He knew that if he could make ONE cell work, he could make them all work.

personal battery pack, Dr. Jerry Tennant, Healing is Voltage, Electric Universe Theory, Consciousness
Gregg Braden gives keen insight on your true human potential.

It was these textbooks that would lead him to not only a cure for his condition but an entirely new perspective on health — chronic disease low voltage.

You can hear watch his lecture at the Electric Universe conference here, or here my short video on raising your voltage and supercharging your “battery packs.:

My short video gives a few short tips based on his work and that of others.

You may also find this article of interest – HOW TO CORRECT YOUR POLARITY.

Stress and 4 Tips to Hack It

Find your balance with adaptogenic herbs.

How many people can say today that they live a life free of stress? Running from errand to errand, sitting in traffic, raising children, getting married, college, changing jobs and even getting older.

All of these things can cause us to feel more than a bit overwhelmed. Even though some stress is necessary  to produce the hormones we need to survive, it can also have serious effects on your health.  Stress has also been known to disrupt your hormones and accelerate the aging process. Let’s take a look at the phases of stress and some ways that botanicals can help us moderate the stress response.

The Three Phases of Stress.

Stress like grief, has phases. There are three to be exact. The first two are acute and short-lived. The third is chronic and persisting.

  1. Acute, mild response, not- recurring: This is when we have stress for a short time, but it does not affect you after it is over. A good example would be sitting in traffic. It does not affect you long term. You need to find a way to wind down , but you do recover and return to normal functioning after the event.
  2. Acute, recurring and poor recovery: In the second phase, your stress is recurring, and you may take longer to recover. A good example would be like sitting in traffic every day but also perhaps having a job you dislike. Your sleep can become affected, and you may be feeling a bit of anxiety you just cannot seem to shake. Sleep does not come easy and coffee is an absolute must have throughout the day to keep up energy from that loss of sleep.
  3. Chronic, prominent symptoms and poor recovery According to Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. “by the time you reach this stage, your stress has become chronic. Your symptoms are prominent, and it takes you a long time to recover because your adrenal glands are most likely exhausted. You may also have unusual sleep patterns, sleep apnea, and excessive fatigue. Chronic stress can also impair your short-term memory and lead to chronic stress could to serious diseases – including heart disease and depression.”

Determining Cortisol Levels.

If you can relate to steps two or three, you can ask your doctor for lab tests to evaluate your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Serum blood cholesterol testing is a good start, but the best way to determine issues with the adrenals is to do a saliva test.   http://www.zrtlabs.com With this test you would spit into a few tubes and send it off to the lab. The name of this test is salivary cortisol testing

. This test measures cortisol throughout the day since you spit into the tubes several times a day. This method is much more accurate at determining what is going on with cortisol. A trained physician must interpret it.

Cortisol should be higher in the morning and gradually lower as night falls. When cortisol is low at night, we can sleep well. If cortisol elevates at night, we then find ourselves waking up throughout the night, leading to sleep that is not restorative. Cortisol can plummet in the morning, which is the opposite of what should happen to cause us to be fatigued during the day. Most of us reach for sweets and coffee.

Dr. Sara Gottfried outlines her protocol for adrenal issues in her book “The Hormone Cure” available here:

Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Fast track hormone cure

Here are the top 4 herbs to hack your stress.  These are the top picks of doctors who use these therapies with their patients.  Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. shares some of her favorites here and according to Dr. Hudson “For phase 1, ashwagandha and Rhodiola are good choices. For phase 2, consider these two herbs plus passionflower and holy basil. ”

Let’s dive in!

1) Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) *

Ashwagandha is part of a group called adaptogens which means it can help the body to adapt to stress and so are appropriately nicknamed. If cortisol is too high, it can help to lower it. If it is too low, it has been shown to reduce it.

These herbs appear to adapt to the body’s need for cortisol release or, in some cases, to withhold its release. “* For example, it decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol; maintained pulse, blood pressure, and blood sugar already within normal limits, and improved markers of liver and heart health” as Dr. Hudson states.

According to research done by www.greenmedinfo.org, it is clear that Ashwagandha has been in clinical trials with positive outcomes for everything from lowering blood sugar, attenuating withdrawal-induced anxiety due to chronic ethanol consumption. Even chemo-protective properties against skin cancers have been noted! You can access all of these studies here: Ashwagandha | GreenMedInfo | Substance | Natural Medicine    

My go-to resource for herbs such as this is Gaia brand. From the way these herbs are grown in their extraction method, this company does herbs like no one else. Gaia has complete traceability meaning you can research each bottle you purchase back to the day it was grown or “seed to shelf” as they call it.

Dosing this herb according to Dr. Hudson
“Ashwagandha is recommended in the following dosages”:
• 3 to 6 grams of the dried root per day
• 6 to 15 ml of a 1:2 fluid extract per day
• 300 to 500 mg of an extract standardized to contain 1.5% withanolides per day.”

2) Rhodiola  (Rhodiola Rosea) *

Rhodiola is another adaptogen that can help your body adapt to occasional stress.* Rhodiola has substantial research for enhancing immunity, increasing the capacity for exercise, enhancing memory and weight reduction.

Read more here: http://Rhodiola Benefits & Information (Rhodiola Rosea)

As described by Gaia Herbs (R), “The fragrant Rhodiola Rosea root, also known as roseroot, has been used throughout history in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia, and Greece. Popular with the Vikings to enhance mental and physical endurance, this revered adaptogen was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopeia. It has been used to elevate mood, counter stress-induced fatigue, and increase mental performance, according to studies.”

Recommendations from Dr. Hudson’s article for Rhodiola

“Rhodiola is recommended in the following dosages:

To support a positive mood: 170 mg or 340 mg twice per day for six weeks

To energize: 200 mg three times per day

To promote healthy sleep: 600 mg per day.”

3) Passionflower (passiflora incarnate) *

It seems Native American healers and 19th-century herbalists traditionally used Passionflower to help induce restful sleep. According to herbalists, Passionflower even shows safety for children. Of course, you would always check with your pediatrician prior to giving any herbal remedy to a child. You can find many other uses for this extract here:

Passion Flower Delightful Benefits | Native American Herbalism

Research in Pub Med suggests that” Passiflora extract is an effective drug for the management of generalized anxiety disorder, and the low incidence of impairment of job performance with Passiflora extract compared to oxazepam is an advantage.” It works so well that they claim “A large-scale trial is justified.”*

Passionflower has the following dosage recommendation by Dr. Hudson:

• Dried herb: 2 grams, three to four times per day

• Infusion: 2 grams in 150 ml of water, three to four times per day

• Fluid extract, 1:1 or 1:2 (g/ml): 2 ml, three to four times per day

• Liquid Phyto-Cap form (Gaia): Two capsules, three to four times per day

• Tincture 1:5 (g/ml) extract, three to four times per day

4) Holy Basil (ocimum tenuiflorum) *

The botanical name is Ocimum Tenuiflorum or Sanctum, or Album. This herb is considered “sacred” by Hindus and Holy Basil has even planted around Hindu temples. Another name it has been given is Tulsi which means “the incomparable one.”

It is used heavily in Ayurvedic medicine for supporting stress responses. Holy Basil should not be confused with the Basil used for cooking. According to one study from Pub Med, the results indicated” a significant decrease in fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels during treatment with holy basil leaves compared to during treatment with placebo leaves.*

Since stress modulates the blood sugar response, we can easily see the benefits that herbs with these properties can have. It appears to affect not only “corticosterone (a hormone involved in stress response), but also in creatine kinase (a marker of heart health.)”

Holy Basil dosages used by Dr. Hudson:

300 to 600 mg per day in divided doses (does not need to be taken with food)

Other Elements Affecting the Stress Response.

Our bodies respond to stress by activating the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA axis). This activation allows for the release of stress hormones. Adrenaline causes an increase in heart rate, and norepinephrine raises blood pressure, metabolism, and respiration rate.

The body shuts down what it considers to be “non-essential functions” like digestion and delivering blood to our muscles. Can you see why even your everyday stressors can have so many harmful effects on your health?

Your Best Medi “ZEN”

It is sitting down while eating, especially with others, which benefits our digestion. This is due to the stimulating action of the parasympathetic (rest and digest ) mode of the body. Also of benefit is the practice of saying grace or expressing gratitude for our food. These things can activate the calming, parasympathetic response, and aid in the digestion of food.

Calming practices like Yoga, Qi Gong, practicing mindfulness, crystal bowl sound meditation, binaural beats and, other ancient practices can calm the sympathetic response in favor of a parasympathetic response.

The parasympathetic is stimulatory to the stomach, increases gastric secretion and motility. The sympathetic is inhibitory, decreasing the gastric secretions and motility. It is no surprise then that our digestion is affected by stress. The way that we perceive stress is also crucial to how we will respond to it.

By considering adaptogens in combination with some of the above calming strategies, we can head off acute stress and manage some of our daily stressors. In the end, this leads to a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

More on Heartmath how the app works here:

How Heart Math Works

Heart Math-Inner Balance

Reference Materials courtesy of Pub Med.

 *Rhodiola Rosea therapy for major depressive disorder: a study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. – PubMed – NCBI

*Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind, randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. – PubMed – NCBI

 * Randomized placebo-controlled, single-blind trial of holy basil leaves in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. – PubMed – NCBI

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition and should not be taken for medical advice. Consulting with one’s physician prior to taking any herbal supplement is strongly encouraged

Reference Materials courtesy of Pub Med.
*Rhodiola Rosea therapy for major depressive disorder: a study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. – PubMed – NCBI
*Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. – PubMed – NCBI
* Randomized placebo-controlled, single-blind trial of holy basil leaves in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. – PubMed – NCBI

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition and should not be taken for medical advice. Consulting with one’s physician prior to taking any herbal supplement is strongly enc

How many people can say today that they live a life free of stress? Running from errand to errand, sitting in traffic, raising children, getting married, college, changing jobs and even getting older.

All of these things can cause us to feel more than a bit overwhelmed. Even though some stress is necessary  to produce the hormones we need to survive, it can also have serious effects on your health.  Stress has also been known to disrupt your hormones and accelerate the aging process. Let’s take a look at the phases of stress and some ways that botanicals can help us moderate the stress response.

The Three Phases of Stress

Stress like grief, has phases. There are three to be exact. The first two are acute and short-lived. The third is chronic and persisting.

  1. Acute, mild response, not- recurring: This is when we have stress for a short time, but it does not affect you after it is over. A good example would be sitting in traffic. It does not affect you long term. You need to find a way to wind down , but you do recover and return to normal functioning after the event.
  2. Acute, recurring and poor recovery: In the second phase, your stress is recurring, and you may take longer to recover. A good example would be like sitting in traffic every day but also perhaps having a job you dislike. Your sleep can become affected, and you may be feeling a bit of anxiety you just cannot seem to shake. Sleep does not come easy and coffee is an absolute must have throughout the day to keep up energy from that loss of sleep.
  3. Chronic, prominent symptoms and poor recovery According to Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. “by the time you reach this stage, your stress has become chronic. Your symptoms are prominent, and it takes you a long time to recover because your adrenal glands are most likely exhausted. You may also have unusual sleep patterns, sleep apnea, and excessive fatigue. Chronic stress can also impair your short-term memory and lead to chronic stress could to serious diseases – including heart disease and depression.”

Determining Cortisol Levels

If you can relate to phases two or three, you can ask your doctor for lab tests to evaluate your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Serum blood cholesterol testing is a good start but the best way to determine issues with the adrenals is to do a saliva test.   http://www.zrtlabs.com With this test you would spit into a few tubes and send it off to the lab. The name of this test is salivary cortisol testing. This measures cortisol throughout the day since you spit into the tubes several times a day.   This method is much more accurate at determining what is going on with cortisol. It must be interpreted by a trained physician.

Cortisol should be higher in the morning and gradually lower as night falls. When cortisol is low at night, we can sleep well. If cortisol elevates at night, we then find ourselves waking up throughout the night leading to sleep that is not restorative. Cortisol can plummet in the morning which is the opposite of what should happen causing us to be fatigued during the day.  Most of us reach for sweets and coffee.  Dr. Sara Gottfried outlines her protocol for adrenal issues in her book “The Hormone Cure” available here:

Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Fast track hormone cure

Here are the top 4 herbs to hack your stress.  These are the top picks of doctors who use these therapies with their patients.  Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. shares some of her favorites here and according to Dr. Hudson “For phase 1, ashwagandha and Rhodiola are good choices. For phase 2, consider these two herbs plus passionflower and holy basil. ”

Let’s dive in!

1) Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) *

Ashwagandha is part of a group called adaptogens which means it can help the body to adapt to stress and so are appropriately nicknamed.  If cortisol is too high, it can help to lower it. If it is too low, it has been shown to lower it. These herbs appear to adapt to the body’s need for cortisol release or, in some cases, to withhold it’s release.  “*  For example, it decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol; maintained pulse, blood pressure, and blood sugar already within normal limits, and improved markers of liver and heart health”  as Dr. Hudson states.

According to research done by www.greenmedinfo.org, it is clear that Ashwagandha has been in clinical trials with positive outcomes for everything from lowering blood sugar, attenuating withdrawal-induced anxiety due to chronic ethanol consumption.   Even chemo-protective properties against skin cancers have been noted! You can access all of these studies here: Ashwagandha | GreenMedInfo | Substance | Natural Medicine    

My go-to resource for herbs such as this is Gaia brand. From the way these herbs are grown in their extraction method, this company does herbs like no one else. Gaia has complete traceability meaning you can research each bottle you purchase back to the day it was grown or “seed to shelf” as they call it.

Dosing this herb according to Dr. Hudson
“Ashwagandha is recommended in the following dosages”:
• 3 to 6 grams of the dried root per day
• 6 to 15 ml of a 1:2 fluid extract per day
• 300 to 500 mg of an extract standardized to contain 1.5% withanolides per day.”

2) Rhodiola  (Rhodiola Rosea) *

Rhodiola is another adaptogen that can help your body adapt to occasional stress.* Rhodiola has substantial research for enhancing immunity, increasing the capacity for exercise, enhancing memory and weight reduction.

Read more here: http://Rhodiola Benefits & Information (Rhodiola Rosea)
As described by Gaia Herbs (R) ” The fragrant Rhodiola Rosea root, also known as roseroot, has been used throughout history in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia, and Greece. Popular with the Vikings to enhance mental and physical endurance, this revered adaptogen was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopeia. It has been used to elevate mood, counter stress-induced fatigue and increase mental performance, according to studies.”

Recommendations from Dr. Hudson’s article for Rhodiola
“Rhodiola is recommended in the following dosages:
To support a positive mood: 170 mg or 340 mg twice per day for six weeks
To energize: 200 mg three times per day
To promote healthy sleep: 600 mg per day.”

3) Passionflower (passiflora incarnate) *

It seems Native American healers and 19th-century herbalists traditionally used passionflower to help induce restful sleep. According to herbalists, Passionflower even shows safety for children. Of course, you would always check with your pediatrician prior to giving any herbal remedy to a child. You can find many other uses for this extract here:
Passion Flower Delightful Benefits | Native American Herbalism
Research in Pub Med suggest that” Passiflora extract is an effective drug for the management of generalized anxiety disorder, and the low incidence of impairment of job performance with Passiflora extract compared to oxazepam is an advantage.” It works so well that they claim “A large-scale trial is justified.”*

Passionflower has the following dosage recommendation by Dr. Hudson:
• Dried herb: 2 grams, three to four times per day
• Infusion: 2 grams in 150 ml of water, three to four times per day
• Fluid extract, 1:1 or 1:2 (g/ml): 2 ml, three to four times per day
• Liquid Phyto-Cap form (Gaia): Two capsules, three to four times per day
• Tincture 1:5 (g/ml) extract, three to four times per day

4) Holy Basil (ocimum tenuiflorum) *

The botanical name is Ocimum Tenuiflorum or Sanctum, or Album. This herb is considered “sacred” by Hindus and Holy Basil has even planted around Hindu temples. Another name it has been given is Tulsi which means “the incomparable one”.

It is used heavily in Ayurvedic medicine for supporting stress responses. Holy Basil should not be confused with the Basil used for cooking. According to one study from Pub Med, the results indicated ” a significant decrease in fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels during treatment with holy basil leaves compared to during treatment with placebo leaves.*

Since stress modulates the blood sugar response, we can easily see the benefits that herbs with these properties can have. It appears to have an effect on not only “corticosterone (a hormone involved in stress response),but also in creatine kinase (a marker of heart health.)”

Holy Basil dosages used by Dr. Hudson:
300 to 600 mg per day in divided doses (does not need to be taken with food)

Other Elements Affecting the Stress Response

Our bodies respond to stress by activating the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA axis). This activation allows for the release of stress hormones. Adrenaline causes an increase in heart rate, and norepinephrine raises blood pressure, metabolism, and respiration rate. The body shuts down what it considers to be “non-essential functions” like digestion and delivering blood to our muscles. Can you see why even your everyday stressors can have so many deleterious effects on your health?

It is now proven that sitting down while eating especially with others benefits our digestion. this is because it stimulates the parasympathetic (rest and digest ) mode of the body. Also of benefit is the practice of saying grace or expressing gratitude for our food. These things can activate the calming, parasympathetic response and aid in digestion of food.

Calming practices like Yoga, Qigong, practicing mindfulness, crystal bowl sound meditation, binaural beats and, other ancient practices can calm the sympathetic response in favor of a parasympathetic response. The parasympathetic is stimulatory to the stomach, increases the gastric secretion and motility while the sympathetic is inhibitory, decreasing the gastric secretions and motility. Its no surprise then that our digestion is affected by stress.The way that we perceive stress is also crucial to how we will respond to it.

By considering adaptogens in combination with some of the above calming strategies we can head off acute stress and manage some of our daily stressors. In the end, this leads to a happier healthier and more productive life.
More on Heartmath how the app works here:
How Heart Math Works
Heart Math-Inner Balance

Reference Materials courtesy of Pub Med.
*Rhodiola Rosea therapy for major depressive disorder: a study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. – PubMed – NCBI
*Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. – PubMed – NCBI
* Randomized placebo-controlled, single-blind trial of holy basil leaves in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. – PubMed – NCBI

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition and should not be taken for medical advice. Consulting with one’s physician prior to taking any herbal supplement is strongly encouraged.