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ELM Maine Essential Happenings September 2019
Vein Healthcare Center
  • Chinese Dietary Therapy: How Flavors Affect Our Body

    Sometimes I will tell a patient to stop eating salads. WHAT?! But salads are healthy, right? Generally so, but daily salads are not the best choice for all body types. We have a general idea of which foods are full of nutrients to make our body happy, and those that are “empty calories,” not the fuel we want to sustain ourselves on for periods of time. This is not the entirety of the story. Chinese medicine (and many other traditional systems) has much more to add to the story of how foods affect the functioning of our body. Temperature...

  • Emotional Freedom Technique for Anxiety in Teens and Adults

    It’s 2019. What’s relevant in your life? Do you have a comfortable home, a career, the right car, a strong reputation for being trustworthy and always doing a good job? Have you mastered the art of looking good to the world and yet feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of stress and anxiety? The inner feelings of anxiety may seem like a mystery but the reality is that they could very well be from beliefs you learned as a child. Pregnancy Through Age 7 Science tells us that from the last trimester of pregnancy through age seven, our subconscious...

  • Learn to Love Meal Planning

    During a first session, a client complained that her food world was in complete disarray. She didn’t really have any idea what or when she was going to eat from moment to moment. As homework, I recommended that she work on crafting a meal plan for herself. The client responded by saying, “Gosh, I really can’t think through what I want to eat for the next week or even the next few days. That’s way too much work.” I realized that she had confused a daily menu with a meal plan. It’s a common misunderstanding and I thought it...

  • Does Your Skin Resemble a Plum Or a Prune?

    You’re asleep; and you’re having a nightmare. You walk to your bathroom mirror; you look up and you see your face 25 years older than it really is. It’s wrinkled, old and sagging. You think; how did this happen? What could have I done to prevent this? You panic and POOF….thankfully, it was just a nightmare. Then it makes you think; what will my face look like in 25 years? Well, let’s talk reality and examine the plum and the prune dilemma to illustrate. Let’s start with a very simple question. How does a plum go from looking plump,...

  • Structural Relief Therapy: A Better Way to Relieve Pain

    It can get exhausting searching for the most effective manual massage treatment to help alleviate chronic pain and discomfort. People will see many different therapists in hopes of finding some kind of relief following a session. Some believe it can take several sessions over a period of time to gain freedom from such pain. Of course, there is no magic solution due to the complexities of each individual. Every Body is unique and carries within it a map to healing. The therapist must locate the directions with the help of their client to find the easiest route to take....

  • How to Explain the Unexplainable

    “The field is the sole governing agency of the particle”, stated Albert Einstein. He understood that all matter, what we can see and touch, cannot exist without the field to govern it. You may know this field as the Unified Field, the Unbounded, Pure Consciousness. The study of quantum mechanics in physics is attempting to explain some of the unexplainable phenomena in our lives, the things we can’t see and hear. In quantum physics, particles are not solid, they are vast universes of empty space. According to Bill Nye (the science guy) quantum mechanics is changing our world by...

  • Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa: A Dream Come True

    Abbington Green B&B Inn and Spa literally is a dream come true on so many different levels. As a guest, it’s a dream to stay there and trust me, you’ll never want to leave. For owners Nick Poulos and Steven Donahue, it was a dream to own an Inn. Nick’s parents inspired him to travel and see the world. They also taught him that you have one life and if you have a dream, figure out a way to make it happen. For 15 years, Nick kept a file folder of ideas, articles, and clippings of things he wanted...

  • Discover and Unleash Your Inner Leader

    There is something so profound about the word impact. If we consider impact in terms of a meteor, rocketing from space, the fate of the world lies in the impact. But what about when we consider people? What does “impact” really mean to each of us? Kaplan Mobray is a famous motivational speaker and the author of the book 10Ks of Personal Branding. When I read the book for the first time, I was struck by aspects of his deep dive into personal branding: what do people say when you leave the room? What does your absence say about...

  • You Can’t Get Any Greener than the Lovely Saranac Lake Inn

    Saranac Lake, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in far upstate New York, started drawing people in the late 19th century. Interestingly enough, this town is known as a “healing” town as many visitors were looking for more than just a travel escape. They had tuberculosis, and in the days before antibiotics, the standard treatment was the “fresh air cure,” or sitting outside in the clean mountain air for extended periods in the hopes of recovering. On my first visit there, I could definitely see why – it is an absolutely stunning part of the country. I was excited to...

  • Wanted: Soul Being Candidates

    Did you know that you are a Soul Being having a Human Being experience.? This means that your Soul has been guiding you since let’s say… forever. Just imagine that you are in-between lifetimes and you are hanging out in the non-physical world. Your Soul floats up to the heavenly bulletin board and see’s a job post that says Human Being positions available. The requirements to incarnate as a Human Being are clearly listed as follows: Job Requirements: You will incarnate into a physical body that is going to need a lot of help at the beginning and at...

  • Intolerance to Self

    Autoimmune hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s, celiac, lupus, psoriasis. These constitute a sampling of the over 100 identified autoimmune diseases. It is estimated by the NIH that between 3-5% of the population suffers from an autoimmune condition (and between 23.5-50 million Americans). They can be debilitating, confusing, heart-breaking, deadly, and frustrating. What is Autoimmunity? The standard line when defining autoimmunity is that the body’s immune system becomes “confused” and begins to attack and destroy various self-tissues. Basically, an immunological intolerance to self. It is not uncommon for someone to suffer from more than one autoimmune...

  • Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

    Your thyroid gland is a tiny butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of your neck near the Adam’s apple. Despite its tiny size, the thyroid has a big job controlling energy production for every cell in the body. The thyroid’s main role is regulating metabolism through two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is an inactive form which gets converted into T3 in the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, brain and muscles. It is the active form of T3 that stimulates cells to produce energy. The thyroid works in concert with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to regulate thyroid...

  • The Future of Healthcare: The Human Body-Field

    With so much talk about the healthcare system being broken, the population becoming sicker, adverse reactions from pharmaceuticals, I propose not trying to fix it. The advent of bio-chemistry and pharmaceutical drugs lead to optimism that every health problem could be solved with a chemical. Unfortunately, the western model of healthcare will never be enough to do everything we’re demanding of it. While it can be helpful and even life-saving in acute and short-term situations, chronic issues seem to be beyond the reach of the biochemical approach. Quantum Mechanics Decades of research into quantum mechanics is about to have...

  • Finding Freedom from Pain

    The CDC reported that 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (meaning on most or all of the days in the past six months). Add to that the amount of people that suffer from episodic pain or injuries and we have a lot of hurting people out there. What happens when we are in pain? Most likely we are reaching for painkillers. Drugs such as NSAID’s (ibuprofen), painkillers ranging from Acetaminophen to opioids, and steroids like prednisone are all increasingly common for people to take in order to reduce inflammation and combat pain. These medications are not very safe...