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ELM Maine Essential Happenings May 2019
Vein Healthcare Center
  • NES Health…The Future of Healthcare

    I have been seeing people in my thermography practice for 12 years and had noticed over the years that the health of those with chronic complaints continued to deteriorate, few of them got better. Almost all my clients are people who are eating healthfully, non-smokers, supplementing thoughtfully and trying to stay in tune with their bodies. I couldn’t figure out how chronic ailments could happen to a population who were really paying attention to their health. Something else had to be going on that was beyond the obvious factors. I heard about NES Health from a client and as...

  • Losing Sleep Over “Black Mold”?

    Often times, our Indoor Air Quality department receives calls from concerned homeowners, asking if their house has “toxic black mold”. Commonly we find that there are misconceptions with the relationship between molds and toxins. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, “the term ‘toxic mold’ is not accurate.” While certain molds can have the ability to produce toxins, or specifically mycotoxins, the molds themselves are not toxic. Reports of hazards caused by toxigenic molds within a home are rare and their link to human health has yet to be proven. As recommended by the CDC and...

  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleeplessness

    When it’s time for bed at the end of the day, do your legs twitch and keep you awake? If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep at night but been stymied by the overwhelming urge to move your legs, then you might be experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS. RLS is considered a disruptive neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population. It occurs in men and women, though the incidence is twice as high in women. RLS is not diagnosed through laboratory testing, but rather through evaluation of symptoms. According to the International Restless Legs Syndrome...

  • An Integrative Approach to Healing from Lyme Disease

    Whenever Lyme and tick-borne disease treatment is brought up in conversation, the variety of methods a patient seeks out is never ending. Why? Because we, as a people, are so diverse in how we live that it only makes sense that that diversity would spill over into how we seek out treatment when we are sick. Many initially turn to their primary caregiver who assesses the situation and writes a prescription for an antibiotic. Some medical caregivers perform a more natural approach with homeopathy and naturopathic avenues. But the one thing that I see over and over again, is...

  • Right Here Right Now

    Before you started reading this article, what were you thinking about? Something like: What if he/she doesn’t call me back…does it mean they don’t like me? What did I do wrong? What should I make for dinner? What I made last night wasn’t that great! Without realizing it, our minds naturally keep us either in the past or the future. Our thoughts drive our lives as we unwittingly allow them to control us. Here’s how EFT Tapping can break that cycle and allow you to clear limiting beliefs and regain control of your thoughts. One evening, I met a...

  • Don’t Allow Others to Dull Your Sparkle

    I went to the movies the other day and while I was standing in the lobby waiting to buy a ticket a woman walked in with 2 young girls who looked to be about 7 years old. As soon as I saw 1 of the girls, I couldn’t help but smile and chuckle to myself. She was wearing a headband that had a shiny, silver unicorn horn attached to it. I thought, “Wow, good for her, for not caring what people would think.” Then my next thought was, “At what point in our lives did we start allowing the...

  • Monetize Your Mission …Through Marketing Your Solutions

    New Year’s resolutions come in all forms . . . from losing weight to finally having a profit in your holistic business. I will leave the weight loss resolution to the other experts in this magazine. But how about making a profit in your holistic business in 2019? Customize first . . . then Monetize If this is the year that you truly (not just casually) desire to finally be profitable in your business, then there are critical points you must address. You need to Customize Your Mission before you can Monetize Your Mission. Stating the obvious: you are...

  • Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

    Many holistic practitioners invest heavily into updating their professional credentials. While it’s important to enrich your skill set, this isn’t necessarily the magic bullet that takes your practice to the next level of financial success. My question to you is: How much certification training is enough? The answer is simple. If adding one more modality does not deliver more committed clients, then it’s time to rethink how you are spending your resources (or time and energy). Attracting more clients often boils down to developing a targeted marketing plan. You already have great credentials. It’s time to get the word...

  • Learn to See “What If” as a Tool

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Raise your hand if you haven’t kept it. *All hands raise* You’re in good company. New Year’s or not, almost everyone has set a goal or an intention and lost sight of their vision. Everyone has intended on doing something and then ended up not doing that very thing. Or, doing it for a while, then giving up. Or, thinking about doing that one thing, but never following through. Let’s break this down even further. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been really motivated and inspired to finish...

  • Reliable Testing for Lyme Disease

    I’m a huge proponent that you need to see the right person for the right job. In order to get correct service or information, you need to seek out someone who has knowledge and experience with the subject matter at hand. Like Lyme and Tick-borne disease. If you seek out a medical provider who does not have a lot of experience, you will not get the best medical attention, proper diagnosis or treatment. You might get lucky and get a positive blood test immediately but if not, if your test comes back negative and your medical provider does not...

  • Plant Allies for Winter Wellness

    Did you know there is a plant medicine to support any ailment you can think of? The natural world around us has much healing to offer if we just open our minds and hearts and listen. As we move into the long winter months, I start to think of what I can do to support my family’s health and wellness through this health-challenging time period. This is the time of year we spend a lot of time indoors and don’t get to move our bodies as much. We tend to eat more comforting foods and engage in too much...

  • Release Your Limiting Beliefs

    Our thoughts come in 2’s; yours, mine, everyone’s and they’re not always positive. Let’s take a look at how our thoughts set us up for worry and doubt. “Did I do my best?” / “I could’ve done better.” “Am I good enough?” / “It feels like they’re judging me.” “Hope my car doesn’t run out of gas.” / “If only I had filled the tank.” We have 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day and according to research, as many as 98% of them are exactly the same as we had the day before. Talk about creatures of habit! Even...

  • Maintaining Blood Sugar Balance During the Holidays

    The holiday season is upon us. As calendars fill up with social events through the next two months, our bodies can also start to fill up; with stress, and sugar, and all of those things that we rarely eat, or that we only eat in moderation. How can this year be different? If the holidays have become times of stress for you, then what will you do this year to take control? Cookies and little, crumbly nibbly things abound at this time of year. Simply applying the puritanical “self-restraint” model won’t cut it. There are larger forces than good...

  • Developing a More Positive Body Image

    Every day we see hundreds of images of people in television, movies, advertisements, and our own community. It is very easy to fall into the trap of comparing oneself to others, and negative body image has become a common practice for many of us. Despite knowing it’s not a healthy practice, it’s tough to avoid – especially since there’s so much to look at on social media. The desire to “fit in” and measure up to what people see as the “perfect body” can significantly increase the risk of developing an eating disorder. However, there is no need to...