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Episode 18: A History of Holistic Health Educators

Episode 18: A History of Holistic Health Educators

October 4, 2021

All right. Hello, everyone, and welcome to today's Call. Different change of pace for today, as opposed to talking about our normal health topics or systems of the body or reproductive health, the nerve regeneration. Today, I get to share with you the story of holistic health educators, where we came from and where we're at now, and why we

want your help moving forward, the different capacities that you can be involved in with our organization. So today's actually going to involve a lot of pictures. So if you're listening to this, always feel free to go back and watch the live replay if you want to watch the pictures.

Otherwise, I'll be talking through the whole thing. I'm going to go ahead and start sharing my screen. And this is divided up into three parts of where we came from and Karen's story and then where we're at right now and where we're headed, just so you know.

So this should be a really fun time. So this is our current motto, educating and empowering parents, as well as educating, empowering leaders around the world. We do have students in these countries throughout the world. It's been so fun being able to hear from their areas of where they live, what they've done to heal.

But also, I think sometimes we get this attitude to an America that like we're the only country struggling with these issues. But that's not true at all. Like this is a a lot of the issues we're dealing with in this country we are experiencing around the world.

In fact, there are higher levels of diabetes in Asia and India than there is here in America, as well as varying levels of heart disease and lung disease throughout the world. So these issues are so relevant to all these different countries.

America is not the only one who's struggling with some exercise or nutrition. We've just developed really fast as a society, kind of outpaced ourselves when it came to adapting our physical health to our new it built environment. And so that's why it's such a relevant global conversation to be happening.

And we're really grateful to be online now. But I'm going to go way back to the start in 2008 in rural Wisconsin, when Karen got so annoyed with having to buy organic groceries for her family that she just opened up her own grocery store because that was more cost effective.

She first start getting into holistic health. I'm going to switch to this picture of her and our family. She first started getting a holistic health because she was pregnant with my oldest sister and she didn't want to have seizures during her pregnancy.

She had epilepsy growing up. And so she is nutrition to essentially resolve her epilepsy. And then as soon as you get into holistic health and you're like, wow, you can reverse diseases with her lifestyle, you just start getting more and more into it.

So she started, you know, bringing in homoeopathy and herbs and chiropractor's into our our family's culture. And eventually we were ordering all of our food from us, from a big Cissoko truck. So my truck would back up into our huge driveway and deliver all our groceries for two weeks, because otherwise we were paying eight hundred bucks a

week to feed our family at the local, you know, small organic shops. And so then we just started getting our neighbors on board. You know, starting a co-op is we want to order through us. And that eventually led to a grocery store.

And then from there, parents like, hey, this is awesome. We have this property, we can start teaching health classes. So she started teaching health classes and then we started renting out larger facilities at hotels and conference rooms and expo centers and started hosting these educational events.

So I'm going to show those pictures here. These are at various centers that we've owned, various centers that we've spoken at. And Karen's passion became teaching other people about holistic health care, about how they can take control of their bodies.

She knows how to write very enticing descriptions of her, what she'll be talking about in that hour. And so at Expo's, she would just pack the room. There'd be like standing room only because she feel like you can reverse disease from home and you can, you know, live with energy and never be sick again.

And that was her goal, is just to empower people with knowledge about how their body works so that they could take this knowledge home and help them self for the rest of their life. So one of her mottos is change the context of the human cell and you change the course of the human body.

And I'm positive any of you who have ever heard her speak have gotten the essence of her passion for helping understand how your cells work. Your cells are like little versions of yourself with their own little respiratory tract and then fed system, a digestive track in little skeletal system.

She really wants you connecting to your cells because she's seen how that has changed the life and course outcomes of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that have come in and heard her speak. Even one time she'll get an email years down the road.

And so that was that's where her passion I was in education. And so these are just various like physical locations we had. And then we moved out to Utah, opened up a location out there and kept teaching classes.

One thing she did for a while in Wisconsin was a tasting safari. So she really wanted she noticed that kids sometimes hadn't even tried healthy foods before. And so she's like, well, we should their parents don't even know what these kids look like.

They've never even had to call Rabie. How can they say they don't like vegetables of them? I don't know why colorable was the first thing that came to mind, because it's kind of out there. But she wanted kids to.

Try different health foods, so one thing she did was a tasting safari where we would go into like schools, like the the big auditoriums and elementary schools or at expo centers and have a tasting spa where kids would get this passport to help and try over a hundred different foods.

Now, if those of you who are concerned about allergies are like your blood pressure's through the roof right now, I totally understand that they had a sign they had to come into school that day with a list of what all their potential allergens were, but allow this kid to never even try these vegetables before.

And basic fruits and nuts and seeds. And they tried homicides and and nuts, seed butters and all that. And so it was just a fun experience. Karen has a lot of vision. So one thing I've been trying to do is just like keep us focused.

But this is one of the really fun side things that we did while we were in Wisconsin. So then we for those of you who have attended retreats, retreats are also another really uplifting, fulfilling environment where women would get together and practice yoga or learn how to cook healthy together or share stories with each other.

So those are also really special experiences, if you ever want to join us. But there came a point where you can only do so much in person. And so when twenty seventeen came around, that's when Karen's like, listen, we got to go online.

And I actually after the twenty twelve, I wasn't involved in my family's business for a while because I was off going to college and starting my own entrepreneurial stuff with my friends and traveling. And I took like an eight year break from working with my mom, actually.

And so twenty seventeen runs around. She starts putting the programs online. And the goal of that was to make it more accessible for people around the world so that other people could access this information and these programs. So I came in in twenty nineteen and we just had here.

And the first program we worked on besides the TNC was the human body master guide. So around twenty seventeen, we closed the Wisconsin locations, close the Utah locations, except for one educational center in southern Utah. And then we started the Human Body Master Guide, which is like an online encyclopedia of all these different health techniques.

So one thing Karen noticed is like you have people who are experts in all these different topics, like central oils and Chinese medicine, pharmaceuticals, chiropractic care, herbs, planthopper therapy, neurotransmitter bouncing myofascial release, massage therapy, nutrition, naturopathic doctors, autoimmune specialists, endocrinology, functional movement, all this emotional release, biofeedback, infectious diseases.

And it all matters. It all matters. And they all had solutions to everything. They were like licet. There's an essential oil for that. Or they'd be like, listen, there is a chiropractic adjustment for that, or like, listen, it's all your emotions.

So she was like, hmm, we should like really compile this information in one place. So originally she wrote this book called The A-Z Healing Guide, and then that was transformed into the online version of the human body master guide Zakarian.

I started road tripping in 2019. That's when I came on board. I came home from living in Taiwan. She's like, hey, I mean, do you want a job because this company would be interested in hiring you? And I was like, wow, I never, ever thought about coming back and working with you.

But this would be an amazing opportunity. So, you know, I was passionate about this topic. I was currently working in public, getting my degrees in public health and everything. So I was like, let's do it. So, Karen, I start road tripping around and doing these interviews with different specialists around America.

And I say, America, this was like three states. So we were not going coast to coast. We'd love to go coast to coast Wednesday, but we kept it in like Utah in the vicinity for the time being. And the point of this is we just want to capture their stories and their healing techniques.

We're like, oh, it's incredible how much like no ego exists among the people who are wanting to educate you in these programs. Like no one's here to sell their product. No one's here to impress you with their big words.

They just want you to know what your options are when it comes to treating conditions like in the top right, we have an infectious disease specialist, Ryan Brinkerhoff. Well, those of you who have heard Ryan speak live with us, I'm sure you can relate.

He is so down to earth and just wants you to know information. And so we'll be like, what do you do for reoccurring UTIs? And he's like, oh, a simple three step process for reoccurring UTII. You know, he'll talk about women who come in from around the country just to come see him because they've had 17 UTIs

and can never get rid of it. He does like a couple ozone implants, hyperbaric chamber and a few erbe, an herbal combination. And then, boom, they're UTIs are gone forever after that. And so I'm just really cool to hear what these solutions are so that you know, what your options are.

That's the goal is just like everyone's going to need something different. So at least you can hear what your options are. So that's even by master God. Let's see if this plays are not just what everyone we made the four hour drive successfully.

Look, the big little town of Moab, Utah. We're almost. We're coming for you, Dr. Drew. There you are, worth nine and a half hours anyway. So we just started traveling around and filming with these different people, and it was really fun.

And I want to show you two minutes of this clip. This was our first commercial we ever made for holistic art educators, for the human body master guide. Those of you who know me know I have like a secret love of dressing up and and acting.

And I've actually been collecting dress-Up clothes since I was like probably 12, because my dream is to have this huge dressup closet for my future kids one day, which is like dresses and things from around the world. So I got to play dress up for this.

And this is just the first two minutes of our very first commercial ever for the human body. That's your guide. Oh, one minute. Do you ever have health concerns or questions and you've considered feeling naturally, but you don't always know what to trust?

Have you found yourself pain and pain and pain just wanting to feel happy in your own skin or help a family member? How about when the doctor tells you the test results came back normal? But you know something's not right or you've been given a diagnosis and you feel there's something more you can do about it.

The problem is the health information that's free. You're not always sure you can trust me with specialist after specialist adds up. And a lot of times people don't know what all their options are. That's why we created the human body master course so we could bring the best solutions from multiple types of healing into one place.

It's like hearing from all these different professionals in the same room talking about your health condition. These practitioners and experts have been working with people like you for decades, and no one is selling a product from learning about your body to addressing topics like digestive issues, depression, acting.

And over two hundred and twenty five other health concerns. You can find answers immediately. My name is Karen. And having been in the health industry for 30 years now. I feel pretty darn confident there is an answer for everything, but I have not always felt that way.

Having seizures when I was young, raising children without this information while they had asthma, severe stomach pains, ear infections, even mosquito bites, and not knowing how to ease their pain. Having one of our children so sick, she could not walk from the bedroom to the kitchen.

Having spent tens of thousands of dollars visiting doctors all around our country and outside of our country, helplessly looking for answers, I had no know the pain of not having the answers we you are looking for. That is what motivated me to put together the human body master course for you, for my children and my grandchildren, so

that they can, with a click of a button, enter the system and find the answers that doctors and professionals around the world offer to over two hundred and twenty five and growing health issues. It is wonderful to know there are answers to your health concerns all around you.

You just don't know them yet. Please enjoy meeting with my dear friends. Health care practitioners, naturopath, chiropractics, gemologist herbalists, those 11 made and created essential oils. If you were going to love learning from them and these people are real, tangible people.

They are working with clients every single day. They have brought hope to hundreds of thousands of people. And combined, we are excited to not only bring you help, but to help you understand how the human body works so that you can take control and you can master your body.

The program contains three. OK, so that is the human body master guide. And you can tell. Karen has a lot of passion about this because she did go through an experience right around when we moved to southern Utah is when my little sister Lily developed a very severe, undiagnosed medical condition.

And Karen spent the next four years taking a huge step back from work, trying to help figure out what's wrong with her and any of you who have dealt with a child with chronic disease. Can empathize with that whole process of not feeling like you can move forward with your life until the life of your child has

some resolution. And so anyways, so that's was another fire. That was another log on the fire of her passion to organize something like this. And so that's where the human body master came from, in case any of you have access to this guidebook.

I want you to know, this is a vision of the human body master guide. We're still adding to it. And we would love to hear from you. Like, if you are a specialist in something and you know what herbs help someone or what techniques help someone or what what process to help someone overcome from inflammation or fibromyalgia

or their unique condition, like please collaborate with us, because the goal is to create this online encyclopedia for professionals and moms and people with the human body so that we can hear what other people have done successfully. And if you are a practicing professional, even better.

But we want to hear people's personal experiences as well. So that's what I'm saying is please reach out to us if you feel like you have something to contribute to this. And this also is just a growing online encyclopedia that's super cool to be a part of.

So thanks for letting me share with you about that. So that's where the human body master guide came from. So I'm just going to quickly touch on a couple of our programs and then wrap up with my my biggest passion related to this.

So we just kept developing after that point. Our teens did. Graduates wanted to know where to start with their client. So we created the ten step program. This 10 step program goes over like water and movement and nutrition, digestive health.

Breno breathing sounds. You know, it's not just the emotional health and detoxification. And of course, we encourage them approaches and whatever order you think is best for your clients and to be intuitive with how you work with them.

But these are amazing foundations of holistic health care. And these ones were filmed in like a little bit more of a casual style, like here's a bag behind the scenes before one of the videos started. They can have their own video cards, fat, protein.

Right. I think that's what we love in the protein and I ice. Anyway, I'm just being silly right now. But we had a blast, if you can tell, filming that series together, the 10 step program. And so the point of this program, too, is also just to deliver relevant information in a concise manner is like a a

couple of second clip, I think. OK. Welcome to the second, where are you going to? I was going to introduce you because you're going to hold me not I'm not entitled to neurolinguistic programing, but I might not like this programing expert, but I am a lot like Jenny where we like see Random House conferences and we just

like sign up for because we're so curious. So like I'll call Jenny sometimes. She's like, I'm in California. I'm like, what are you doing there? They're like, oh, it's a conference about how to reverse cancer, reducing nutrition. I'm like, OK, that's cool to have a good weekend.

I got to talk to you. Oh, sorry. I skipped out of that. But anyway, these videos we just go through like our favorite research on each of these subject matters and talk about what we've learned about them, what we've learned about detoxification and and the order of detoxing and brain health and neurolinguistic programing.

And Caren and Jenny have so much to say about digestive health and nutritional health in that section. They're both very, very passionate about nutrition. And so the point of this is for it to be like, you know, after class, when like the when the when the professor is given this like long hour long lecture, and then and

then you show up to class and you ask your friend, like, hey, what did you cover today? And they're like, OK, I'll show you. And they take you up the whiteboard and give you like the brief, like summarize like layperson description.

That's what these videos are meant to be. It's like after all the scientific stuff's been combed through, we're like, OK, cool. Here's like our biggest takeaways from this information. And so it is definitely a little bit more casual than some of our other lecture material here at Holistic Health Educators.

But that ends up being something that helps people find how it's relatable to them. So that's a ten step program. And then people use that tends to program and build upon that to get their holistic health coach certification.

So this is where you take that knowledge of holistic health and then you add on to it your like coaching techniques, understanding of how our mindset affects our behaviors, and understanding core identity and core belief systems and limiting belief system.

So many people are so angry with themselves. Oh, I should have included a video from Terry and maybe I can still pull it up at the end. But she has this awesome clip where she. So this is Coach Terry Garrison.

She has this awesome, awesome clip on addressing mindset, emotions and self talk with clients. Actually, if you register to download our curriculum, you'll automatically get sent her email with that video in it, because that's one of the best videos I've ever seen from a coach where she's talking about how I like.

We tend to talk to ourselves. Our inner psyche is like this basketball coach is just like always yelling at ourselves, like you need to do better. Like, come on, you're better than this one. You got to stick to your goals.

And like we just kind of like had this like negative energy towards our own minds. Sometimes instead of approaching ourselves with like compassion or understanding or or like productive talking or self talk is so much more than just like waking up and looking in the mirror and being like, awesome.

It's about how do you talk yourself through your failures and your low moments and your high moments like self dialog is happening 24/7 in our brains. So from a coaching standpoint, if you can influence the way someone talks to themself, everything else in their life will change.

So I'm just saying that because like way before trying to set goals with someone, I mean, you can set goals if you want. But what I've noticed, just being coached coaching is the biggest investment I've ever made in myself besides my education.

Like I really don't a lot of money into that because I wanted to know these things that they had to teach about mindset and health. And what I've realized is like you can set all the goals you want in the world and set up accountability, like I'm going to get up and make my bed and I'm going

to get up and I'm going to eat healthy and I'm going to start exercising five times a week, even though I'm exercising like one or zero times a week. Right now, you can have all these goals and accountability, but if you haven't addressed the core belief systems, it's going to be an uphill battle that whole time.

If you can go to their core belief systems about themselves, about whether or not they're worth spending time on their health, about whether or not they feel like they're someone who sticks to things and they're capable or they're not.

Whether or not they subconsciously fear judgment from other people for wanting to change, whether or not, like, whatever their subconscious deep down restrictions are, if you can address that boom behavior, change after that is secondary because, you know, it changes their internal core belief system and their behavior will now manifest it.

There's this one quote in a book called As a Man Thinketh and I love the section. He says, you know, we think that our thoughts are private. What they're actually not. Our thoughts are manifested by so many things in our life around us.

You can tell what someone's thinking about all day long or what or how they think by by what's being manifested in their life. And I thought that was so profound. So anyway, we talk a lot about mindset in the health coach program.

So that's like a huge catch up to where we are today and our top programs. Now, the part about where we're going, oh, you already know, we offer like we do like live zoom calls and in-person sessions. And those are super fun.

But the part about where we're going, this is the part we're up to this point. It's been like I've been like, yeah, mom, I'll help you make the programs. I think it's super meaningful. I think it's super cool.

And I always thought it was awesome. And I wanted to help my mom with her business. But there was a tipping point where this. Became extremely personal to me, and it was after. I'm so this is what I'm saying, OK.

I had the opportunity to attend standard education at two phenomenal universities, BYU, a phenomenal school at Johns Hopkins University, phenomenal school, both studying public health because I knew I wanted to do public health. From the time I even heard the word public health was I grew I've been doing since I was four.

OK, like my mom's been hosting Disease Prevention Summit since I was like six years old. So anyway, so I knew I wanted to be in public health. And so I was like so excited to get to school and learn how to do public health even more and learn how to like go into pop.

You know, I thought I was going to be a lot like how my mom was doing it. Will you go out into the community and you teach people how to reverse disease and you teach them how to feel empowered and teach them how their body works and teach them how foods affect their energy levels and their fertility

and all these other things. And so I started going through school and like I was like, wow, this like really good information. I was like, well, where's like the practical health information? You know, it's like this is like great information about systems and program planning and program evaluation and stuff.

But I was like, where's the where's the meat of like how to reverse disease and. It just became more and more apparent to me that the need for our country to like approach health from a more preventative and holistic standpoint comes way before just our practice of medicine.

It starts at education because. There, in my limited experience, was just not enough practical information being taught in these schools, and it only makes me emotional because I am really passionate about holistic health and empowering people. And it was really heartbreaking to see.

Just the absence of that information being taught in these settings, so it would be great to just keep moving forward and integrate these two. So that's where I got super excited. Here's my like, thoughtful picture of photo looking off into the deep valley.

But health care reform must involve health care, education reform, because we can't have all these graduating health care professionals who aren't being taught like the basics of human health, of preventative medicine, of of nutrition and health, education. And so that's where it got really personal for me is like I always want to do health care reform.

And I never thought that that would mean health care, education reform. But I am so happy to be here in this spot right now and be able to work in between these two worlds, bring them together. So anyway, so that's a little bit about about my story.

So where are we going? This is the part that we're so excited about. We have this awesome platform where we host these courses and we are slowly adjusting to this university style layout where you have your core courses and then your electives.

So these core Clore courses are things like the ten step program, holistic health coaching techniques and best practices, nutrition, digestive health and healing protocols. In the TNC program, you have one hundred and twenty modalities of healing from around the world TNC special topics, practical applications and human anatomy and physiology.

And then you have elective courses. So for those of you who are your students, you're like, I don't see this in my library. These are what we're launching this fall. So about half of these are already filmed. Some of them are already filmed and edited.

And we just need to press the publish button, other ones that are still being uploaded and formatted properly. But you'll have electives where you can specialize. So like how do you read your bloodwork better than your doctor? Prenatal and postnatal health care, the empowerment of sound courses and communication skills, trauma responses, relationships and emotional wellness.

Then we have like some spyglasses like resin art therapy and different forms of of therapies. Actually, that will just be specialty forces, cooking classes. These are examples. Yoga for pregnant mothers. Crystal cat body flow is a super fun course.

But we have people who are organizing courses for us on infectious diseases, Lyme disease, and, you know, underlying I should have included that this is going to be a very popular course. Our course on detoxing how to detox from mold toxicity, Lyme disease and Epstein Barr virus and parasites.

And so addressing underlying infections is going to be a specialty. Course will have one on diabetes. We have some people who are wanting to collaborate to create one on self-reliance and gardening and emergency preparedness. So this is where I am recruiting you guys, because we are really happy to provide the core courses about digestive health and nutrition

, healing protocols, human anatomy and physiology. And of course, you're always welcome to jump in on some of those two of you like. But these elective courses are also we're so excited about because, you know, you'll be able to learn from different professionals who already specialize in these different topics, from infectious diseases to mother preamps, post-natal health care

and all of that. So we're super excited about that. And we're on the path towards just eventually becoming an accredited independent school. We have where we are looking at like. We have some like really basic accreditations, but we're looking at the the different requirements for independent colleges versus just certificate grant being a certificate or a minor degree

granting institution. So anyway, just know like that's on our radar. That's that's what our long term goal is, is like we want to be an educational institution that can provide people with their pre doctorate degree or pre nursing degree or or if they just come through our school, they'll be ready to work with professionals by the time

they graduate. That's the whole point, is the technical college. And so anyway, so that's like our what's on the radar of what's coming. So for those of you who are not already one of my students, I just want to extend to you a really sincere invite to join forces with us right now.

We have like amazing deals just with, of course, bundling going on and amazing opportunities of how you can jump in and whether you just want to be a student or a contributor or a hybrid model of those to like just get in contact with us because, ah, we are running a really awesome enrollment deal right now.

And so please just go ahead and reach out to us if this is something that you want to learn more about and jump on board with this and. We'll definitely let you know, customizing in terms of customizing your package of what you want your core class will, because our set in stone, but what you want your electives

to be. So that's just a brief overview of where we're going. And yes, that is that. So I'm going to stop sharing this right now anyway. So I just want to give you the guys that detailed background with some photographs.

And thank you so much for joining me for this overview of holistic health educators and for those all of you in this field, I'm going to stay right now. This was like a highlight reel. You know, this is like 30 minutes of me being like, look at all these like classes and courses and look at the Expos

and the cooking shows. Like I did not include the pictures where we only had one person to show up to our classes. And I didn't include the pictures where, you know, we're like running a grocery store in the middle of rural Wisconsin where people have to drive twenty five minutes to pick up their organic kale.

I'm like. And the weeks that it's a good thing, we had 10 extra miles to eat up all the extra produce that was going bad, you know? There's a lot of pictures that I didn't include in here. This is like there are few fields that I think are as as rewarding as this one.

Definitely. But that's not meaning that it's easy, especially when you work in the private sector. We do not get any federal funding. That's not to say we wouldn't like the funding. So if you're a grant writer, please contact us.

We have a very promising case. But anyway, we're we're operating totally in the private sector, like people pay for this because they want to know how to feel better and they want to know how to prevent disease. And I'm sure you've been in this field and realize like sometimes it's hard to help people catch the vision of

that. It's like, hey, like you will feel like a different person a year from now, but you're going to have to make some investments right now. That part is not always easy. So just keep that in mind like I was.

I'm really happy to share this history with you. But it's Palmos. So many challenges. And the part that is the most inspiring to me is Karen's dedication to this field. I'm serious. You guys have never met someone who has more passion for a cause, and this woman has for helping people truly understand how their body works.

Like she passes me up. She totally passes me up because this woman is like Ben. She is stuck with it through it all. Who've been very inspired by others, though. There you go, round two. Not crying, but what was that?

Well, yeah, you won the bet now, but anyway. But I do I do hope that this provides you some inspiration for your personal health towards health care. And sometimes I feel like we're fighting against Goliath. You know, David and Goliath walking around as if we're up against a lot right now.

But there is always one thing we can spread in our community is and that's education. There's no way someone can't get more educated about how their body works and not want to be a part of making our system more integrative and more holistic.

There's no there's no way. So that's our initiative at holistic health educators is like the easiest way to like take a neutral stance in our communities instead of just sometimes I just want to be a fighter and a warrior and, you know, talk about like the system's right inside out, it's broken.

But I have to realize, like that's not the constructive energy that we are hoping to put into the world. Like we are hoping to meet these amazing, passionate health care workers where they're at. They came into this field because they wanted to help people heal.

There's no way we could be casting judgment on the whole system like that. So this is the time for us to like find when we share what we have in common. And that's that we want to help people get better and that's that we are passionate about about health care and about empowering people.

And if we can remember that neutral ground right down the shared space we have, I really think we'll see big changes happening in the future. So that's that's my message about about integrative medicine and where we're headed. So I'm going to go ahead and wrap this up.

But thank you so much for joining us live. And I hope to continue working with you for the next literally like 50 years or so. OK, thanks, everybody.


Episode 17: Neurotransmitters - how to re-establish your neurotransmitter balance!

Episode 17: Neurotransmitters - how to re-establish your neurotransmitter balance!

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Episode 16 Your Nervous System and Regenerating Healthy Nerves

Episode 16 Your Nervous System and Regenerating Healthy Nerves

September 11, 2021


Show Notes:

Welcome, everybody.

Amy and I are so excited

because we get to talk to you about a magnificent system of the body.

You're using it all day, all night, and you don't even realize it

right until you can't use it anymore.

And that is your nervous system.

So my name is Karen Urbaniak.

I'm a holistic health care practitioner.

Absolutely love the human body.

I am addicted to it as much as people are due to drinking water.

And so if there's anything you want

you to know is that you have found the people, you have found your people

who love your body and love your guts as much as you do, if not more.

OK, like it can happen.

And so let's give a warm welcome to Amy as well.

And again, we're both so excited to be with you. Awesome. Yes.

And not only do we love the human body and love your guts and everything

inside and outside of you, including your microbiome.

But we also have this profound belief

and understanding of the human body is regenerative capabilities.

And that is a message that we're just so dedicated

to sharing with the world, especially when it comes

to systems of the body, like the central nervous system

and all the systems, digestive health, heart health, all of it.

Sometimes people get diagnosed with with a condition related to these systems

or they start to experience degenerative nerve pain

or or some form of of a systematic degeneration.

And we're just here to deliver information to empower people

to know what you can do to get your body back into the driver's

seat of its own health, of helping your body rebuild from the inside out.

We've seen there's

not a system of the body that you can't influence for the better.

And so that's whole college designed to be extremely empowering

because nervous system disorders come in many forms

from related to our just our brain and our mental health to very physical

pains in our feet, in our tissues, in our body and kinks in the neck.

Who here has ever woken up?

And you have like

you just turn your head the wrong way and then it just hurts

to twist your neck all day.

And you're wondering if it's going to be a month before

you can turn your head again or three months or a year.

So there's all these nervous system pains are manifesting

in all these different ways.

So today we're going to be covering how to help take care

of our nervous system, both for physical health and for mental health.

And I love hearing Karen talk about this topic,

because you have been studying this so deeply for the past five years

and neural regeneration is real.

Like say that with me. Neural regeneration is real.

Please do not think because a nerve is not working from point A to point B

that you have to have it taken out or that it's never going to work again.

Please, please, please, please

pass this on to every single person you know.

Neural regeneration is real.

And we're going to give you step by step many ways that you

can regenerate the nerves.

But the number one thing to understand is what is the nervous system?

And so I'm going to kind of just jump in with the four nervous systems

that I talk about all the time,

even though we have the central nervous system,

which, of course, is the brain and the spinal column.

But let's talk about that, because

because when we're looking at the nervous system, peripheral nervous

system, we're looking at 31 pairs of nerves that come out of the brain

and they come down your spinal column and they go through the vertebrae and

the cervical disks. Right.

And they deliver information to organs, glands and tissues.

And before I go any further, I must mention something.

One of my favorite studies I read when I was creating the TNC course,

you know, 10, 15 years ago

was a study done by chiropractors who wanted to show that they are

the ones who could detect how someone died by doing autopsies and biopsies.

And literally a biopsy is the wrong word

and letting people know how their loved ones died. And you know what they did?

They peeled the body back to just the nerves

and they could see which nerves were pinched.

And that is what caused liver failure, heart, the spleen, the burst.

They couldn't see just by looking at the nerves.

That's why chiropractic is so important, right?

Chiropractic puts the cervical discs and the nerves. Right.

And the vertebrae right where they're supposed to be.

So we release that subluxation.

So just please make sure you understand that the number one thing

you can do for your your your

your spinal nerves is just that is making sure

that you are stretching,

that you're doing myofascial, you're going to a chiropractor.

That's super important. I'll keep going.

You also have that.

So that's the first system of the body, kind of considered a break

your box of electricity, and then it runs through the whole body.

And when there's something that pinches or isn't communicating,

we aren't going to have electricity to the bathroom.

Well, if we don't have electricity in the bathroom for a long, long, long

period of time, there can be problems in that area. Right. OK.

You have 12 cranial nerves.

Those 12 cranial nerves also come from the brain

and they come out little special holes in the in the actual head

and they go to your eyes and ears.

Does this cranial except for the vagus nerve you on the meridian?

We're not going to talk about the meridians today

and we're not going to talk about the chakra system.

But those are four electrical systems of the body.

And the main thing we're going to focus on

is going to be the the systems of the peripheral nervous system.

Right, the spinal nerve.

And the cranial nerves and what we can do with the nerves that are running

through our entire body communicating and how to get them unstuck, so to speak.

And I'm I'm done talking about Cleopatra because there's way

too much to talk about.

And that's what we want to get into. So is that cool, Amy?

Yeah, I'm I'm going to do a real quick recap then, of all these

different terms that we hear associated with the nervous system. Hmm.

So your central nervous system

consists of your brain and your spinal column.

So that that those spinal cords, that is like the central nervous system.

So you stripped everything off the human body.

You just had the head dangling in the spinal column.

That's the central nervous system.

The peripheral nervous system is everything that's coming out of that.

So like you're like, you know, peripheral thing, peripheral vision.

It's like, you know, looking to the side.

So your extremities,

your arms, your legs, that's all part of your peripheral nervous system.

So within your peripheral nervous system,

there are actually two kinds of subcategories of your nervous system.

You have your automake nervous system, which are the automatic functions

that are controlling your heartbeat, your digestion,

different physiological processes inside your body

and your autotomic nervous system is going to be in one of two states.

Do you guys remember what those two states are?

Affecting whether your heart's beating really fast or really relaxed

or whether your digestion is like shut off because there's more

important things to do or whether you call me digesting food,

what are the two different states that your atomic number system will be in?

Sympathetic and parasympathetic woo loved it great participation.

So we have sympathetic and parasympathetic.

So those going to be the two states

that your autonomic nervous system is operating in.

You have your other part

of your peripheral nervous system that's called your somatic nervous system.

And this is related to your sensory neuron.

So it's going to be, you know, all these different senses, taste, smell,

touch, pressure, temperature, motor mechanics, electromagnetic frequencies.

These are sending messages into the sensory neurons in your somatic

nervous system. And it's also what controls your voluntary movement.

Even quick, sometimes quick reflexes can also be included in that.

But those are going to be

just when you think somatic things, sensory neurons and think

voluntary movement.

So that's what's going on with your somatic system, that you have your automake

nervous system, which is going to be operating

at or fight or flight rest and digest.

And the somatic and the atomic make up your peripheral

nervous system, which is everything outside of your brain and spinal column.

So that's a quick recap.

If you just Google any of these terms, you'll see beautiful charts

that are that are, you know, graphics sort of like, OK,

you're you have your nervous system, you have your central nervous system,

peripheral nervous system, centrals made up of this peripherals, made up of this.

You can go and look up the charts.

But I just want to give a brief recap

of what all these different terms we're talking about are. All right.

Back to you, Karen. Oh, thank you.

A beautiful recap, by the way.

OK, so this is awesome.

So you have these these nerves that are running through the body. Right.

And those of you who have my book,

you're going to find you're going to find all this on sixty two.

Sixty three, right.

So if you have my book Live you can look at that in 62, 63.

I'm not going to read that, of course, but those nerves are going to come

in a bundle and there's a myelin sheath that wraps around those nerves.

OK, so this myelin sheath is like a protective coating over the nerves.

The number one damage to the Mylan's sheath is sugar. Period.

So you've probably heard of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, right?

So we have this DPN, which happens because there's so much sugar

in the bloodstream that it starts damaging the myelin sheath

and it literally eats the myelin sheath and the nerves can be exposed.

And so what what has to happen inside of that nerve stem?

It's like we need to make all the stem cells have to make more myelin sheath,

more myelin sheath, more myelin sheath. Right.

So we're using up so much energy just to keep protecting the nerves,

protect the nerves, protect the nerves, protect the nerves

because the nerves get damaged.

And what is nerve damage?

What does it lead to? MS. Right.

It leads to all of these issues that deal with these nerve ending issues.

And people ask me, people have literally sat in my office

saying, well, no one can help MS. So I'm like, oh, yeah.

I'm like I've never worked with anybody with M.S. who isn't better.

And I don't mean that in a cocky way, but it's understanding that No.

One, neural regeneration is a very real thing.

Nerve damage is a very real thing.

So we can't be cocky about that.

But we can understand that if we eliminate sugar.

So, yes, this means

one of the kind of diets are a paleo diet or avoiding any kind of sugar

so we can repair the nerves for that first six months. Wonderful.

Now we're going to give you a lot of different ways

to regenerate nerves so we're not done yet.

I just want to make sure

we understood that sugar in the blood is going to damage nerves, period.

If you have a little bit here in there, like tomorrow,

I am going out for a snack tomorrow night.

Mm hmm. There's a really great place

called the Love Boat down here in southern Florida.

And we're going right

because Karen is going to try

a little bit of there and whatever they got going on over there anyhow.

So I can do that because I don't need sugar.

And so my my nerves aren't going to be affected by that.

But someone who constantly eats sugar and drink soda pop and is always

bringing sugar and starches into their body,

they could have nerve damage at some point.

So and by the way,

there's some really cool things that are about the nervous system.

Like you, you have billions, like a hundred billion, you know,

nerves in the brain.

They're extending chemical messengers all the time.

One of my favorite analogies of your brain is I wish I could, like,

peel my skin and my my hair off of my head so you could watch it.

It's like a lightning factory all the time.

All these all the dendrites and the

and the synapses and the axons and all the communication

that is happening every second every millisecond in your nervous system.

You might just go, wow, is all that really happening in here?

So when I'm like, hey,

have you have cranial sacral done or let's check out the meninges.

Those are all parts of the brain.

The head, sorry, not the not the brain that are so important

because they're there.

That's that's what cause it causes comfort.

It can cause discomfort if it's tight and it can cause comfort that dural matter

and the meninges.

So we need to look at this part of the body as a why.

Now we want to avoid concussions, we want to avoid sugar.

We want to avoid damage to the most important part of the body,

which is helping us to communicate. And so anyhow.

And those nerves, by the way, they travel.

Two hundred and seventy miles an hour.

Now, Candy, I might just have to put in there

that we had to get a rental car for three days.

And she did pick the Mustang convertible.

So, yes, if you've seen us in southern Florida going everywhere

and it almost is to 200 miles an hour, but not quite.

Thank you, Candy, for not killing me.

But anyhow, that's how fast you understand, miles an hour,

all of these nerve impulses are flying through our body. Right.

And so that's faster than I can talk.

It's your studio audience did not know that was possible.

We just had a request come in.

So to put this into a first or second

gear for a minute here, but they can always go

in and slow their settings when they watch our videos.

OK, now I can take I can turn it down a little,

but it's exciting and just some really cool things.

I know that I've mentioned how much I love the neural regeneration.

You can literally lose a limb. They can cut off your limb.

They can save those nerves.

And they can literally attach the nerves to whatever

body part they're replacing.

And it will actually communicate and restructure the muscles to work

as it should. Like nerves are unending.

They are amazing.

And it's up to us to keep them healthy, happy and and disease free.

I love that. So thank you so much for covering a little bit

about nutrition and how that affects our body and also about

just how exciting, how many connections are happening throughout our whole body.

So that leads me to what I wanted to talk about next, which is

there are a lot of different things we've heard about

that can help the nervous system.

And sometimes I wonder if we're like, well, what what is like the one

and I'll be all, you know, because we've heard of chiropractic

care and auricular therapy and acupuncture and acupressure.

There's a bunch of lifestyle things that really improve your nervous system,

such as physical activity and weightlifting and doing yoga.

So we're constantly looking at what's the common thread

among all of these things that help the nervous system.

And a really big thing is, is that stimulation to wake up those nerves.

What can happen is and they talk about this

lot in Chinese medicine when they're talking about

the chi and the energy that's flowing through our body.

They talk about sickness.

They would say like, oh, the energy got stuck.

It's not flowing through that part of your body.

That's that's the words they would use for it back in the day.

They're like, oh, the energy is like

there's not the energy is not getting there. It's stuck.

So they weren't calling it neurons and dendrites and axons, but they were saying

some type of electrical messaging is not happening where it should be.

So like, for example, Tai chi, any Tai chi fans out here.

Raise your hand.

OK, we need to get our tai chi up and run our Taic hi club.

But Tai Chi is like moving your body in these movements that just help

bring not only circulation and blood and oxygen, but

also just neural stimulation throughout your body.

And so I loved in the beginning when you were talking about

there are so many ways to help the nervous system,

because what we really do want to do is wake up our nervous system

and like that, for example, people who study and practice acupuncture.

Sometimes people are like,

how the heck could a needle on my shin have anything to do with my pancreas?

That makes no sense at all.

I actually don't know if that's like the Premiere organ,

but does the concept of like, why wouldn't he stick a needle here,

have anything to do with another part of my body?

But that visual that Karen was describing about these neurons

do not think of this

as like a contained system where like you could see your neurons

like these things spread out and branch out and wrap around your organs

and they wrap around your tissues and they wrap around your fingers.

They're all over your body.

And so when you have you know, when you're stimulating certain parts

that are tied through these Meridian pathways

back to your organs, you absolutely are stimulating that area.

And just sheerly waking it up sometimes can be enough for it

to start doing what it needs to do.

And that's what's so cool.

We have so many testimonials of acupuncture and acupressure and

and the people I've spoke to who work at those offices, they're like,

you know what, acupuncture is not going to work

for one hundred percent of people

because it's not always a nervous system issue

that is causing their digestive pain.

It could be like a food intolerance or it could be, you know,

an emotional thing or whatever it is.

So it's not going to work one hundred percent of the time.

But for people where there is a nervous system issue, it can be a life changer.

So I just want to explain, like look

for these common threads among all these different therapies.

And we see a lot of nervous system stimulation.

And this can come right back to like us just getting out in nature

and like even looking.

You guys have heard me

say this like 10 times by now, because it blew my mind when Naranja

sorry, when Nadia Lutz was presenting and how to stimulate the vagus nerve.

And she was talking

about all these techniques for stimulating your vagus nerve.

And you want. The vagus nerve is one of your cranial nerves

that comes down and it wraps all around your whole digestive tract.

So you really want your vagus nerve to be stimulated

so that you have enough acetylcholine so that it triggers digestion.

Or else If you're

if you're deficient in that, your whole digestive process will be inhibited.

And so she was going over all these different ways

to naturally produce enough acetylcholine and stimulate your vagus nerve.

And it was like gargling and it was like looking between

two poles and like stimulating your neck.

And she was taken through all these different ways to stimulate it.

And I was like, man, that would

all of that would have happened

if I grew up in a tribe and I was like running outside

in the woods between two trees.

And I was like accidentally swallowed saltwater and got it.

And got it in my mouth was like, oh,

coughing and gargling,

like all these things would naturally be more of our built environment.

So we kind of live in these like concrete boxes inside,

and we're not getting that type of stimulation or the next stimulation.

We've been social distancing people.

You don't have like awkward relatives giving you unusually long hugs.

That's good for your necks vagal nerve stimulation, my friends.

I'm just saying a new perspective on the on the on the awkward hugs

with the relatives.

But I'm just saying all these things naturally stimulate our nervous system.

And that is what

a lot of the modalities we've been talking about today will do.

The other part that we're about to get into are nutritional, dietary, herbal.

So Karen's going to take it away with some of those.

Those modalities really will help rebuild your nerves from the inside out,

to give your body the building blocks, to build your nerves, myelin sheath,

who knows what primary care primary macronutrient that's made out of.

Is it proteins, fats or carbohydrates for myelin sheath?

That's awesome. Jamie, I saw your mouth that you go, girl.

Yeah, you need the healthy fats to build your myelin sheeth And that's a big reason

why, like elderly patients who are developing Alzheimer's will do

so much better on a higher fat diet, because not only is the healthy fats

helping them regenerate their myelin sheath, but there's a whole train of

thought that that looks at Alzheimer's and that type of nerve nerve damage.

Regeneration is type three diabetes where they're resistant to glucose and sugar.

And so they need the healthy fats to have fuel

and they may need ketones as well. A lot of them do really well.

A lot of all in terms of all disorders out there,

like keto is a therapeutic diet for nervous system disorders.

So if we're talking about diets in terms of therapies, like, yeah,

there's a lot of people who don't need keto day to day, like personally, as like

as someone who like loves swimming and running and all this stuff.

Like, I don't do well without my potatoes and some wild rice and fruit like I will.

I do well with carbohydrates.

But if I had a nervous system disorder and I was trying to protect my myelin

sheath from sugar and really build up the healthy fats, that would be a diet

I would consider at that point.

So anyway, every everyone's different bodies want to throw that out there.

Well, and Amy, can I explain the why behind that?

I'm always the wild person. Right.

And so let me explain pretty please.

So you have these dendrites and then you have the synapse so it can connect right

the axons And so we're looking at that synapse, that area where the break is.

That's where your neurotransmitters work. Right.

And so neurotransmitters go in there and they either allow you to absorb

the product and the neurotransmitter or they or they stop the communication.

So they'll either allow the communication or stopped the communication.

So remember, I grew up with epilepsy. I had seizures. Right.

Ring a bell, have a seizure, fall on the ground.

Quite exciting, right. Fun for a day.

And so neurotransmitters that the neurotransmitter

that I was missing and what I started taking and eating

and actually I just ate the foods high in it was GABA GABA controls

all the electricity in the body because GABA is what goes in.

It allows the communication to go through that synapse.

Right, without GABA.

I wasn't I'd have a seizure, there'd be a block, there'd be something.

So Tourette's and epilepsy and any kind of seizure,

you know, it's a gap, a deficiency, period.

That's the that's the main issue.

So the same thing with the acetylcholine.

That's why when you bring in things like DHEA, right.

That is such a powerful product.

It's like known as the fountain of youth

right now, because people are like, but you can't go buy This is so awesome.

You can't go buy DHEA because that's not how it works.

You don't you don't DHEA It's made in the body and there's foods

you can eat that will help you generate more DHEA.

And so that's when you go into your omega 3s, right?

You're healthy olive oil and all your avocados and your

your chia seeds, flax seed, hemp seeds, all the seeds that are

called the fish oils, salmon. Right.

Even soy we sprouted soy of those products

will literally help the body create its own DHEA.

Now, I see clients on a regular basis. Right.

They and they come in and I'll tell you all those who are needing DHEA.

This is a lecture that they get, but it's not a lecture.

It's quite fun, but it's realizing that it's food.

Food stop going to the health food store and looking for something to take, right?

Oh, my gosh. Go to the produce section and eat something that your body can use.

And so people who are depressed have anxiety, have any

neurotransmitter issue at all.

Please consider eating the foods that will support your body and making DHEA.

It makes it makes all the difference.

And while I'm kind of on that ramp

because we'll get into the list now, that's what we can do to, you know,

to help the rest of our nerves, but be very aware to get every human

being off of aluminum and fluoride, like no aluminum cans,

no aluminum soft drinks no aluminum in the body at all.

Don't cook out of aluminum. Don't drink out of aluminum.

Please don't use aluminum. And my gosh, please don't use fluoride.

Please, please, please consider really researching fluoride because

aluminum and fluoride bind together in the pineal gland, period.

And a lot of you who are kind of waking up to what's going on throughout the world.

Right. Are aware of how important that pineal gland is

and that pineal gland, which looks like a little pinecone. Right.

That pineal gland is one of the most important glands in our entire body.

And we are binding it

whenever we're whenever we have aluminum free-floating in the body and fluoride.

And that is very, very destructive.

And so just be aware that we're going to bring in a whole bunch

of wonderful things and we're going to avoid a few things.

This is also when remember how it

and I forgot to mention this earlier, but I want to throw this in here, though.

Those of you who are working with clients who do any kind of blood reading

áo or biofeedback work,

you're going to you're going to know and recognize the word neutrophils.

Neutrophils actually clean up nerve debri.

So if people have a deficiency of neutrophils,

you can consider, ooh, maybe they're having a problem

with their myelin sheaths breaking down and these nerves are having a problem.

So look at those neutrophil levels and consider we need to build that up

because those blood cells need to be there to help clean up

the mess that might be going on because of too much sugar.

So when we go over the list of products we recommend, some of them are simply

to help remove the glucose from the body like Burberry. Right.

And so there's going to be some things you can do.

Number one, let's eliminate sugar, eliminate some of the grain.

You know, again, your pseudo grains are fine.

You know, quinoa, millet you know, militant, quinoa millet

and Buckwheat and Amaranth, those are all great. But

let's go. OK, Amy, should we just jump in to the list of things?

Yeah. So get your pen and paper out if you guys want to list this.

It's really nice having this written down somewhere because like, for example,

I had a one of my friends who's a doctor on the East Coast called me the other day

because she had debilitating nerve pain from an accident in her lower back.

And all the doctors did was put her

on pain management medication after her accident.

I'm losing it. Sorry.

So she calls me after nine months because

she's like crawling to the bathroom because she can't even move.

I think she did a couple months of physical therapy,

but it didn't do much for her.

And then after that, it was just a cortisol shots in her back

and in her back region and pain management medication.

And she's like, listen, what can I do?

Something's not going on with my nerves, right.

It's debilitating pain.

How am I supposed to work full time as a hospital administrator?

I forget what I did, what her exact task was anyway.

Something awesome, though.

And so I called.

I had a few things for her off the bat, but then I called Karen

and got the rest of this list.

And I'll tell you what, six things I gave her.

Karen is going to go through her whole list,

but then I'll go through the six things that I gave her.

And she's doing so much better now. Yay.

So I celebrate that.

But Karen, if you want to go

through your list first

and then I'll mention my six things that that we gave her after you're done.

OK, so here comes the list, everybody.

And if someone wants to write this up

and then send it to us, that'd be great, too,

because we just kind of rattle all this off all the time.

I was going to mention that.

Anyhow, thank you. I'm assuming Have a couple of lists coming.

And thank you very much to my dear friends.

So omega 3s, right?

Omega 3s, the fish oils, the olive oils, the things that will stimulate

the DHEA superimportant. OK. Water.

What does water do?

Conducts electricity. What are your nerves doing? Things. Zing, zing, zing.

So water, water, water.

Please remember water with minerals added, right? Lemon, lime.

My mineral drops are in here from from hydrazorbtm.

That's those minerals are going to conduct the electricity.

So distilled water.

We still are very big on distilled water that you make at home.

But you need to add your minerals to that, right?

Lemons, apples, minerals.

OK, and then fulvic acid, humic acid You make acid zeolite.

Yeah, it's get those added to that

and then making sure the immune system is strong.

So check those neutrophils. OK,

I'm going to go to like supplements first, Amy, and then I'll mention

some of the things we can do. OK, modalities Yes, exactly.

So B 12 and you can those of those tested NEEM. Right.

And you can you can many ways to take me,

by the way, natto and a great thing.

To go through my list.

I have it over here.

Lion's Mane. Phenomenal for the nervous system.

And I love lions mane I'm a lion.

I'm a lion mane nut foods that contain both lecithin and coline at the same time,

because coline is superimportant with the lecithin.

If you think about that, that's fats, right?

That's fats. And your B complex vitamins and minerals and those vitamins. Sorry.

And those are like eggs, right?

Eggs and sesame seeds.

Those have everything.

The peanuts, the flax and the oats and different meats.

Those will contain all of that at one time. Phenomenal.

Zeolite, zeolite is going to help pull out the heavy metals

that can be interrupting with nerve communication. Right,

because heavy metals can get in there and they can block the synapse.

And so zeolite superimportant.

The zeolite that I take is also from hydrazorbtm.com.

And so I love that zeolites probiotics test people on probiotics.

Make sure if you're using probiotics that you're changing it

every five to six weeks, royal jelly phenomenal. Why?

Because royal Jelly even though its from bees so vegans,

you don't have to have that.

But Royal Jelly is phenomenal.

Has all of your B complex vitamins in it.

Remember, just be pollen alone has every essential amino acid you need.

So like there's a lot of health benefits to the bee products.

Berberine like I mentioned earlier,

berberine ragweed, wonderful tea that you can be drinking

and helping pine needle tea will be helping with nervous system.

Yep. are the ragweed and pine needle tea

because I just get so the berberine helps decrease the sugar in the bloodstream.

berberine will help decrease the sugar naturally the ragweed and pine needles.

Do you know what those do?

They stimulate the nervous system

and there's a lot coming out on pine needle tea I have recipes for it

so I could attach those or we can throw them somewhere,

but pine needles tea a lot of information coming out of it right now

because it's helping

with those who have been vaccinated and have now this communication issue,

because the red blood cells are all stacking together.

And it's it's a problem.

I did want to mention kratom.

So I take kratom Every day its not available yet

because because we're still fine tuning all of it.

And I get to be one of the guinea pigs that Dennis uses all the time.

So it's in this world anyhow.

And so kratom super important for the nervous system.

And we will have more information, specifically on kratom

And you can do some research and you'll be blown away on how it can be used.

We actually have a couple of different kratoms

that we're that I'm testing right now,

but absolutely wonderful for the nervous system.

I wanted to put that out there.

OK. Super fan over there. Good, Rachel. I'm so glad.

Now I'm going to mention the things you can do,

not just the products you can take, but things you can do.

And this is where Amy is going to jump

in when I'm done and mentioned the six that she loves the most myofascial work.

Please, please, please understand Myofascial work

myofascial is different than massage, so please be aware of that as well.

So you have fascia that runs around every bar, every single

every single nerve. Right.

All of these groups have might have myofascia and that

fascia needs to be relaxed.

One in the clients I just had a couple of weeks ago

came in because they were going to strip nerves in her leg.

And I'm like, what?

You know, and I went ahead and did my scan

and we found exactly what nerves they were.

And I sent your right to a fascia specialist, and that was it.

She had two sessions and never needed to have any surgeries. Nothing done.

And I have repeated that scenario 100 times.

And so that happens all of the time when people have nervous system issues.

Please don't just get a massage that's that's different than fascial work.

So myofascial work, very, very big weight lifting, weight lifting.

And this exercise is great too but weight lifting in particular,

because that weight lifting

is what improves the neural connection between the brain and the body.

So when you're weight lifting, it literally connects

and strengthens the nerves between the body and the entire brain.

Right. The brain in the entire body.

So very important to consider

doing some mild or some some good weight lifting the sauna.

Phenomenal, great movement throughout the entire body, relaxing

of the muscle tissues, relaxing of the fascia, just belt.

Just just fantastic stem cells.

You can get some stem cells, right.

They can take some stem cells from your body. Right.

Not from other places that they seem to think it's

humanitarian to get them from.

So stem cells from your body, our cells that don't have a job yet.

So give them a job.

Put them in your nervous system, OK? That's simply how you look at stem cells.

Don't be afraid of them. Don't be like, oh, my gosh, you said stem cells.

Oh, my gosh. Study stem cells are wonderful.

I've done sessions on stem cells before.

So again, stem cells taking them from one part

and putting them into the nervous system. Great results with that.

And then I mentioned exercise and then guasha guasha

is phenomenal scraping the skin. Right.

So those are some of the most important things that I have listed.

And I personally test my clients.

So I'll help 12 or 15 things listed,

and then I will test my clients on those things

to see which ones are going to be the ones that they specifically need right away.

So again, guasha I'm looking

I didn't write it into supplements and then procedures.

I just wrote notes down as I was going.

And I did add a couple of notes here so that

I mentioned kratom This is something I have complete passion about.

I want you all when you are done with this podcast

to go to our website under Karens books and please

read the free book I've written on dysautonomia.

This book was written after four

and a half years of having a daughter that nobody could help.

Not a single medical doctor on the planet,

in our country, outside of our country, no one naturopathic ever.

We went to hundreds and you will see that list of different professionals

that mention them by name, but of people that we had no idea we were dealing with.

We actually were dealing with what's called dysautonomia,

and that is as an issue with the autonomic nervous system.

So her throat would stop.

She couldn't swallow, her stomach would freeze for up to 12 hours or more.

So she'd eat something.

And it was there all night, all morning till the next day. Right.

Her digestive system did not flow.

Her heart did not function properly.

Her lungs wouldn't function anything autonomic automatic in the body

didn't function.

And we have the answers for that.

We really do. It's been an amazing journey.

And I've written all that. It is a free book right now.

And so please jump in there and and sign up to read that, because this

this part of the body of this nervous system, it's

something I have complete passion and love for because it has changed

our life as a family. She is no longer bedridden.

She'd be in a bed and not even able at Christmas time to walk from the

from the bedroom, our bedroom where she slept into the kitchen.

This is how bad it was.

And this all was because of the autonomic nervous system, which I've written about.

I wrote about it years ago in my book, right, but I didn't realize

that these symptoms that she was having were all part of dysautonomia.

So please enjoy that.

And I didn't mean to talk so long, but I wanted to throw that out there.

No, that was awesome Karen And that was awesome.

So, first of all, thank you for that long list.

I know sometimes as listening to this, it can be overwhelming, like, holy cow,

this is a lot of information. How am I supposed to do all this?

Well, the point is, you don't need to do all of it.

What you can do is muscle test or list test or have someone else

who is a practitioner help you create an integrative protocol for yourself

with the best therapies, whether that's the supplements

or some of these modalities of healing we're talking about, and create your own

integrative protocol that's designed for your body type.

Because if you have someone who's dealing with debilitating lower back nerve damage

from an accident, weightlifting is not going to be their first step.

But if you have someone else who's starting the age

and they hate the fact that they feel less and less in control of their body

and integrating some resistance training and some weight training

is going to change everything about the way that they age,

everything so cool, so just make it customized for yourself.

So and just so everyone knows, Time-frame, we are going about

10 more minutes on here and then we'll wrap it up.

So the six things that I discussed with my dear friend.

Going to so you can start writing these down.

I'm just laughing because I really Karen

and I actually did muscle test for her in the other room.

But these are great foundational steps that I think really would apply

to like ninety nine percent of humans.

So the first thing I spoke about with her was,

where are you getting your fats from?

Because our nervous system is made out of fats and our brains made out of fats.

And we all know that some fats will cause inflammation

in the body and some fats will decrease inflammation in the body.

So your body is not distinguishing between inflammatory fats, not inflammatory

fats, not inflammatory fats when it comes to building your body .

So if you're eating like old peanut butter oil on the top, that stops rancid,

I would recommend throwing that out.

Or if it's like deep fried food fats or fats

from pastry or shortening

or any kind of baked good or anything that's not on the healthy fats list

that can actually be contributing to inflammation in your nervous system.

So the first step is switch your source of fats to antiinflammatory,

healthy fats, dietary fats, and maybe get up to 30 percent

plus of your dietary calories coming from healthy fats or we're talking salmon.

Extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin, coconut oil,

raw even better if they're soaked in germinated nuts and seeds.

And for avocados, eggs

are properly sourced animal products anyway.

So those are just that's the first step.

Walnuts are phenomenal.

Is where are you getting your fats from?

The second thing that can really help?

Well, she was dealing with a lot of inflammation.

So you'll notice that a lot of people who deal with nervous pain,

sometimes it's inflammation in the body that's compressing on their nerves.

So bringing down the overall level of information in the body is huge.

So we put her on Golden

milk tea which is you can make that by blending together tumeric Ginger

a little bit of black pepper, because the the pepper is actually going

to activate the curcumin in the tumeric It makes it much more effective.

So throwing a little bit of black or white pepper, you can do some honey

and then some almond butter and just blend that together.

It tastes really delicious.

You can have a hot or cold, but those are a bunch of anti inflammatory

And if you want to throw on some cayenne pepper, you can.

But that if I get too crazy with it, it upsets my stomach.

So I'm more of the mellow golden milk type of gal.

Believe it or not.

So that was the second thing is like we started talking about how to decrease

our overall level of body inflammation.

So golden milk was the second thing.

Then we talked about the modalities myofascial release.

I asked her if she'd ever heard of fascia She said no.

So I briefly explained that we have this this system of fascia

in our bodies that comes in.

It wraps around every organ tissue around the surface of your skin.

Everything in your body is actually held together by fascia

And and there's these major fascia lines that cross your body.

Some come up the front, go on the side, make x's

When you have restrictions in one area, it pulls,

it pulls down and it causes restrictions in other areas of your body.

So if if you've gotten any kind of accident,

there's areas of your body that your fascia just got so tight

and now it's just tight and you're not going to be able

to even move your body, let alone give your neurons

and your nerves space to move around and not be pinched.

If you have all these fascia restrictions.

And so that was a second thing I told her like girlfriend,

you got to go in because you don't know where those restrictions could be.

Nine times out of 10, where the pain is, the problem is not.

Keep that in mind. Repeat that to yourself.

When it comes to body pain, nine times out of 10

where the pain is, the problem is that now one hundred percent of the time.

But I would say nine times out of 10.

So you're going to want to look at like, OK, the pain might be in your lower back,

but where are you having fascia restrictions

that's causing That much tension right there in your lower back.

That could be a full body thing, so myofascial release.

The other modality of

I actually don't think we recommended craniosacral.

I think just myofascial was the very first thing we said for her

back to supplements we did for pain management.

We recommended white willow bark, which is a great herb for pain management.

And they actually they do advise against like using it too

care free, because you can you can develop an addiction

to that the same way you do other pain management medications.

So white willow bark, which she said after she went on white willow

bark and vitamin D with to it, did the same thing as her pain meds did.

Seems like I didn't need to order more of those. So that was awesome.

So she did white willow bark and then vitamin D with K2 is fabulous

for like everything in your body, actually.

But that was another thing that can help not only with pain, but also

your body's communication methods.

It's actually a hormone,

but your hormones in neurotransmitters work together. So Vitamin K2.

And then the last thing was complete tissue and bone by Dr. Christopher.

Complete tissue and bone is herbal complex that's designed to literally

rebuild your body from the inside out tissues and.

And your call, sorry, cartilage.

And is any part of your body it can help decrease inflammation, help

repair the area, because you have to look at if someone's

dealing with pinched nerves, it's not just their nerve that's compromised.

It's the area around it.

Why is there inflammation?

Why is there a subluxation? Why is there

just something that's making that nerve so agitated

and so does anything to help the body heal is going to improve that process.

So those were the the top things, complete tissue and bone, vitamin

K, vitamin D with K2 white willow bark being careful

about her fats, where she was getting her fats myofascial release and golden milk.

Does that sound like an awesome list?

Give me a thumbs up if you're like, whoa, wish I got that type of advice

from my where I normally go for health advice anyway, so. Yeah.

Did you have six? Thanks, Amy.

Yeah, that was six, I believe. What am I what?

You want to read your list off to me. I'll make sure you got them.

Where are you? Where are you getting your fats?

Golden milk tea myofascial release white willow bark Abah

Complete tissue and bone vitamin D, although OK.

Oh yeah. So I threw that in with white willow bark.

I actually should have mentioned Omega's though.

Maybe it was seven things because I we definitely would have put some fish oil.

Yeah. Yeah, that goes along with the healthy fats. Yeah.

We'll just include Omega's Omega 3s with the healthy fats because fish oils like.

Phenomenal, phenomenal.

Make sure you're getting it from a good source.

Also, you can actually be inflammatory so you don't want to do like a low quality,

cheap, cheap fish oil or else that's your inflammatory fat right there.

You're going to want to get like a high quality,

preferably in the refrigerated section of a health food store.

So that was a great list, though. Very exciting.

And then all the other modalities that you could discuss down

the road would be like acupuncture, acupressure,

craniosacral therapy, Karen already mentioned chiropractic care,

auricular therapy, which is, you know, just focusing in on the ears.

There's all these fabulous therapies

that help help get the nervous system communicating again.

And and there are other products. There's different companies.

Doctor Morris, with God's herbs,

there's a lot of companies that make things for the nervous system.

There are particular herbs

that are phenomenal, specifically for the nervous system.

We just want to be aware of of of

of how to regenerate the nerves with this list

and how you can add to what you can see how we brought in some pain relievers,

because when you're dealing with that much pain, your body can't heal

because you're not comfortable, you're not relaxed, you can't sleep well.

So we need to be sleeping. We need to get rid of inflammatory issues.

We need to reduce the pain.

And by the way, if you are in pain or you know, someone in pain,

white will bark and taking doctor doctor Christophers, complete tissue and bone,

that's those two combined is like amazing for pain.

So just just be aware. And there's arnica, there's homoeopathy.

There's so much we're not going to cover everything.

We're going to cover what we recommend,

what I recommend to my clients and what we've seen great work with.

Yeah, arnica is a great one.

Last thing I just want to mention is like this.

This call really has been focused on like your physical nerves themselves,

not necessarily neurotransmitters.

So neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers of the nervous system.

We are this isn't a call about those that could be a whole nother call

where we take a deep dove into serotonin, GABA, dopamine, acetylcholine,

and just what each of these there's like 16 primary neurotransmitters

we can go into, like what these all do in the body

and how we can help balance our neurotransmitters.

So just keep in mind, that's a whole nother discussion

that's also related to your nervous system.

But this call was about your actual physical nerves that are running down

your body, how to keep them from being pinched, how to help them grow,

how to have the materials they need to grow.

Does that all make sense?

I just want to clarify that real quick, because I do that in a couple of weeks.

Amy, that sounds great.

My plan my plan was to do this.

Get this out and then do one on neurotransmitters

so that people can know what to eat, what to do when they have lower

neurotransmitters, some them.

Last thing I need to say and then and then you can wrap it up.

Karen is just like really the value of preventative medicine.

Please, like Tai chi , yoga.

Going for walks in nature.

Any kind of stimulation you can give your nervous system.

There is there is no dollar amount or physical happiness amount

you could place on how effective preventative medicine is in preventing

degeneration of your other nervous system.

It is just so important to have the ability.

In fact, there's chiropractors who are even like

they wish people didn't look at chiropractic care,

just like wanting to line up your spine, because so much of what they do

is actually just stimulating your nervous system.

It's just like waking up that part of your body,

like waking up that

that that that that bone, those nerves heading out of it is not even that

they're always out of line.

It's just sometimes it just needs a little like stimulation or wake it up.

And and so just keep that in mind anyway.

You can wake up your nervous system.

There's just like, oh, it's a lifetime of the little things

will leave you with a more flexible and

pain free body as you age.

Yeah, I just had to throw that out there.

And we are going to wrap up those who are here for our Akol.

We're going to continue that in a minute.

But I just wanted to mention that unlike the doctor who spoke to

the woman that we've worked with just recently, she's on the board of

GGHC that we work with on regeneration of the nerves,

unlike him, who said, oh, here's all you can do is pain relievers.

You now know a lot more.

Do not think because it didn't come from a medical doctor

that it is not real, is not effective or it's not true.

This is something we do.

This is a people you're working with.

You're looking at someone and two people who've worked with a lot of people

with nerve damage who have been able to restore their nerves, restore

and regenerate neurotransmitters, restore and regenerate communication in the body.

One of them being our daughter.

And so this is something we know.

This is something we believe very strongly about.

And now we want to empower you so you can take the same information

and spread to those that you love and those you work with

and those that are in your circle of influence

because healing the body from the inside out, that's possible.

And it's a lot of fun.

If you are new to this and you want to learn more

about our programs, please just don't hesitate to reach out.

Amy does a phenomenal webinar and she takes you through the programs.

We have a phenomenal staff across the world,

and we're here to help you any way we can so that you can become

knowledgeable in all of this to help those that you love.

And it's the best career

you will ever have if you're looking for a career change,

becoming a holistic health coach, or better yet, the TNC .

This is a whole world

where you can influence everyone, you know, and help them for better.

And there's no greater time to to make that change.

But you guys have a wonderful night.

Yeah. And Karen, I was going to say the most fun part is piecing together

the parts. Yeah, I

like it. Oh, am I being by? Am I being.

I thought you told me be quiet. But you were doing that.

No, I was saying like piece together, you know, like

you got to take the best of every modality in every world and put it together here.

So anyway. OK, well, thank you, Karen.

Thank you, everyone, for joining us.

We hope you got some some good ideas about how you can nurture those little nerves.

And we love you so much. Best of luck to you all.


Episode 15: Gut Health - SIBO, Leaky Gut and Sensitivities

Episode 15: Gut Health - SIBO, Leaky Gut and Sensitivities

July 5, 2021

Repairing your gut so you can reverse food sensitivities!

Episode 14: Integrative Health

Episode 14: Integrative Health

June 28, 2021

The book Karen speaks about is available here: www.holistichealtheducators.com/dysautonomia

From the Author

The main focus of this free document is to help YOU and those you love who are suffering with a form of Dysautonomia. For 4 ½ years as we traveled from doctor to doctor, both in the medical field and holistic field, and did every test and tried every modality of natural healing we could, not one person in our journey even mentioned Dysautonomia.

This document is not only for YOU it is for THEM!  Most doctors have no idea that the symptoms their clients are having could be part of this diagnosis.

Lilly's Story  On August 1st of 2015, our youngest daughter Lilly (12 years old at the time), became terribly nauseous on our road trip across the country. The next two weeks of our trip she spent in bed, at hospitals, and in immense pain. She had signs and symptoms of odd nervous system dysfunctions before we left, but we had no idea our journey would not end when we returned home. The journey to understanding her debilitating health issue took five years, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and is compiled into this document.

The emotional journey (in and out of the country!) we have taken is not recorded here, but well deserves another 14 pages. As her mother, I stand amazed at her strength and endurance.

She came close to death two times, the days she could not walk from the bedroom to the kitchen were unnumbered, and her pain was inconsolable and unstoppable.  She lost all but two friends, who both lived far away, as teenagers did not know how to react or respond to her illness. 

She could not attend much of school, school dances, sport activities or functions, and yet, she awoke every day determined. She journaled, studied, tried countless supplements for a wide variety of symptoms, had more tests run on her body that any person I have ever known, and today cannot wait to help other children persevere their health trials. 


Episode 13: Naked at NOON! Solar Rejuvenation and Diet, Methods of Absorbing Light, Vitamin D
Episode 12:  Understanding Hormones | Unlock the Keys to Weight Loss, Libido, Energy & Sleep

Episode 12: Understanding Hormones | Unlock the Keys to Weight Loss, Libido, Energy & Sleep

June 21, 2021

Episode 12:  Understanding Hormones | Unlock the Keys to Weight Loss, Libido, Energy & Sleep

Episode 11: Karen Urbanek & Amy Sprouse |  Emotional Detoxing - Freeing Yourself of Unneeded Burdens

Episode 11: Karen Urbanek & Amy Sprouse | Emotional Detoxing - Freeing Yourself of Unneeded Burdens

April 26, 2021

Do you ever tense up when you... think of something particular from the past, drive past a certain place, find yourself in a certain situation, or when a certain person calls you? It may be time for EMOTION DETOX! Emotions are chemicals and frequencies that get stored in the body until they are properly processed. Karen and Amy share their favorite methods of emotional detoxing and share both personal and client success stories. 

Episode 10: Karen Urbanek’s Radio Show: All About Candida

Episode 10: Karen Urbanek’s Radio Show: All About Candida

April 26, 2021

You've probably heard of it by now - candida (a fungus that naturally occurs in the human body) is one of the most relevant hot topics that is taking its rightful place in the frontline of human health discussions.  We're supposed to have some, but candida overgrowth leads to a whole SLEW of unwanted health outcomes including fatigue, indigestion, sickness, weight gain, and chronic disease. Hear Karen speak on what candida does, its ideal role in the body, and how to cleanse and detox candida if you have too much. 

Episode 9: Karen Urbanek’s Radio Show | Raising Superheroes in the 21st Century!

Episode 9: Karen Urbanek’s Radio Show | Raising Superheroes in the 21st Century!

April 26, 2021

Amidst the whirlwind of everything we hear a parent "should" be and do, Karen shares her top parenting hacks from 33 years of being a birth mother, stepmother, adoptive mother, and a mother to many others... Educational, faith-building, and refreshing, she hopes you leave inspired. 

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