Grounding for Anemia Disorder

I would like to share with you health improvements that were experienced by using grounding  to correct hemoglobin levels.

One Man's Anemia Disorder and Grounding 

“For the first 60+ years of my life, I was constantly bedeviled by a condition I never knew a name for, except for ‘anemia.’  I always had low hemoglobin, most often marginal (just above the low ‘limit’ of 10 grams per deciliter).  When I lived with my grandfather, Dr. Max Gerson, during the school week, he tried to boost my blood by giving me daily doses of raw calf liver juice (it is just what you might imagine).  This was not my favorite part of childhood.
“I never was really into sports, although my physique might have suggested I would be good at them.  I simply didn’t have the stamina to run up and down a soccer field, a basketball court, or sustain constant physical output.  So I became a bookworm, living much of my life in my head, reading incessantly, doing things that didn’t require a lot of exertion.
“As an adult, my mother would prevail upon me to get regular blood tests to ensure that I was not falling below a minimum, although on the few occasions that I did (due to travel, or some other stress causing me to be off my somewhat restrictive diet), it was very obvious: I experienced the ‘crash’ very specifically, and was unable to muster any energy or stamina. The smallest hill on a path I regularly walk was a challenge.  My 200’ uphill driveway required several stops for me to catch my breath and regain the energy to reach the top of the hill.  It would take months to rebuild my energy and blood to the point where I was just ABOVE the minimum, where I could function.
“One time, about 20 years ago, I went to a general practitioner for a blood test when I was in the BELOW minimum condition, and he diagnosed me with ‘Mediterranean thalassemia,’ a supposedly genetic disorder that is believed incurable.  As far as I can tell, Mediterranean thalassemia is somewhat similar to sickle cell anemia, with the red blood cells (RBCs) twisted and tortured in shape, not the nice, fat, hemoglobin-rich flattened cells they should be.
“This condition persisted for most of my life.  I worked out a modus vivendi that allowed me to function, though not at vigorous sports, and life went on.  I got blood tests periodically, and if I was okay, they would show my blood just above minimum.  I learned to be careful.
“In 2014, I was introduced to Earthing, and began sleeping on a grounding sheet. I had no aches, pains, inflammations or irritations, so I didn’t notice any significant immediate difference in my body.  How was I going to know if I got any good effects from the sheet?
“I quickly realized that I had an ailment that might serve as a yardstick for an effect: my thalassemia!  I decided to get a complete blood count (CBC) test immediately to provide a ‘before’ picture, then test my blood again after 30 days for an ‘after’ picture.  Numbers don’t lie, lab tests are objective, and I figured that if there was an effect, it would manifest in the numbers. A CBC test measures different features of your blood, including RBCs.
“I got my CBC back, and, to my amazement, within three days of putting the Earthing sheet on my bed and sleeping grounded, the hemoglobin level tested smack in the middle of the normal range! This was the first time in my life that my blood tested normal.
“I didn’t notice a sharp increase in my stamina, as I am accustomed to the condition and generally don’t push myself.  But I did notice relatively quickly that I had no more problems going up my driveway, even with two heavy trash cans in tow.
“The tests since then have stayed in that normal range, to the point where I no longer test my blood frequently or even annually.  I have plenty of stamina, and don’t get exhausted. At age 73, walking and singing are my main exercises these days (yes, singing is a physical commitment, and I perform regularly with my chorus and my quartet), and neither of them is limited by my stamina.
“For me the improvement from grounding is obvious.  And so is the importance of STAYING GROUNDED.  It happened on one or two occasions that when we washed the linens, the Earthing sheet did not get replaced on the bed for a couple of days, just normal sheets.  After only one day of not grounding, the effect is striking for me.  I would start to experience lower energy, sleep disturbances, even poor digestion.  You can imagine how fast I put the sheet on then, with the expected good result.
“My quality of life has clearly improved.  When you have anemia, and your blood is right at the margin of low hemoglobin, you have little or no margin of error, or resiliency.  Stress, a short period of less-than-optimal diet, can use up the little margin you have. Return the hemoglobin to normal levels and you don’t have to worry about that anymore.  Doesn’t mean you should abuse yourself, but you don’t have to worry about being so close to the edge that a little push can put you over.
“My sister is active in the health field in Italy. When I told her about my experience, she suggested Earthing to someone she knew who had been also diagnosed with Mediterranean thalassemia.  That person began sleeping grounded and had the same turnaround results that I got.
“Two positive results do not, of course, equate to proof that a simple way exists to reverse this otherwise ‘incurable’ ailment.  However, the results encourage me to suggest that grounding should be tried by individuals with thalassemia as well as another, and more common genetic disorder affecting hemoglobin: sickle cell anemia.”

Thalassemia is a type of inherited blood disorder that typically produces anemia and occurs mostly among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southern Asian, and African descent. Health writer and speaker Howard Straus has struggled with the low energy of this condition for a lifetime. After starting grounding in 2014, his red blood cell count rapidly normalized and his stamina soared.
http://www.earthinginstitute.net/anemia-disorders-one-mans-grounding-experience/

Have a Hands-On Healthy Grounded Day,
Joy

Why Hands-On Healthy?

Why Hands-On Healthy?

I would like to explain why I chose "Hands-On Healthy".  When I first tried tapping acupuncture meridian ends and found that my asthma was calmed after about 15 minutes and I was relaxed and able to go to sleep, I wanted to understand why it worked so well.  My asthma had gotten so bad that I could not tolerate the cold air when I went outside.  Since it was winter in Michigan, that became a huge problem and I had to cover my mouth when I would go outside to prevent horrific and uncomfortable coughing.  Also, I started to have a problem with coughing when I would go to bed which was very disturbing and I would have to use a heat and vibration on my lungs in order to be able to sleep.

In my search for understanding why the tapping worked so well, I was blessed to be able to attend 2 "Touch for Health" courses being given within an hour from my home.  The course is not offered near me very often and it was going to happen within a few weeks (what a blessing).  The timing was so perfect and I learned so very much.  The most important thing I learned was that when our acupuncture meridians our out of balance we don't feel as well as we could.  I have since experienced the physical benefits of keeping the meridians in balance. 

Touch for Health taught me that we can do so much for our own acupuncture meridian balance and our health by using our hands, thus the name: Hands-On Healthy

Fast forward many years and I have also figured out that we can use our hands in very simple ways to balance our acupuncture meridians.  When talking about balance in this sense we are talking about an energy system in our body.  I would like you to think about electricity through your home.  There are safety reasons that the electrical system in our home is grounded.  The grounding provides an easy path for electricity to flow should a large surge occur.  The flow and balance in our bodies are quite similar and I have discovered that I can do some very easy and simple things to help my body get back into balance.

If you think of electricity, you think of a circuit wherein the electrons flow.  A circuit needs to be circular to work and the wires have to go from the power source to the device and back again.  If there is a switch that is turned off, the power will not reach the device.  Our bodies are similar in that when there is a blockage, the energy cannot flow properly for balance.  When energy flow in our body is stuck, it acts like a dam which not only restricts the flow in an area but causes too much energy concentration in another area.  Too much energy in an area of our body creates pain, congestion and inflammation.

My Favorite Technique to Create Balance:  Let your arms be the circuit.  So here is how it works and it is very simple.  Use 1 hand to cover your belly button and put your other hand where you have pain, congestion, discomfort, inflammation or swelling.  That's it!  Very simple and very helpful.  It will be a subtle change so do it for as long as you can until your feel a difference.  

Using My Favorite Technique This Week:  I know a lot of people with a cold right now.  It is being passed around from friend to friend kind of like salt at the dinner table, LOL.  Although it really isn't very funny because it isn't much fun.  This week I felt the old pressure in the sinuses that is a tell-tale sign for me that I've caught what's going around.  I wanted relief from the pressure so I put two of my fingers on the sinus areas with the most pain that were located near the inside of my eyebrows and I covered my belly button with the other hand.  The pain was quite excruciating when putting pressure on my sinuses and I could have used a light touch; the circuit will be created with lightly touching the area.  I, wanting to see how fast of a difference it could make, put quite a bit of pressure with my fingers.  Yes, it was painful for a few minutes but the pain subsided and my sinuses opened up.  The relief from the pressure felt great.  I continued to make the circle several times throughout the day and now have no symptoms.  Again, light touch will work fine as you create a circuit with both of your hands for balancing the acupuncture meridians and energy flow.  Give it a try and let me know.

My Daughter's Experience: My daughter has been having some heart palpitations lately and so she created a circuit by covering her belly button with 1 hand and putting her other hand where she feels the palpitations.  It has really helped her and she says she loves doing it because it helps her feel much calmer.

Using a grounding product while doing this makes it all the more effective.  You can just hold the grounding product in your hand and touch your skin with part of your hand or make the circuit with the arms and lay a grounding mat on your arms or elsewhere on your body. 

Have a Hands-On Healthy & Calm Day,
Joy

Received notice that end date for 62% off ends February 8

LINK: Vibes-Up mats and more 

CODE: JANUARY62 (add at check-out)

WRITE in Comment area:"Send me bracelet" and they will include a free therapeutic bracelet for every $30 spent

Here are a few hints I have discovered while using the Vibes-Up products:

Pain and congestion can be a sign of too much energy so sometimes it helps to use the products away from the pain.

I have learned that the key to well-being is balance of acupuncture meridian pathways and the energy throughout the body so using the products on more than one part of the body helps to balance the increased energy. 

For example, when I use a grounding pad (cut to fit) in my shoes I also wear a bracelet on my wrist.  I have had some cramps in my legs when I just had the increased energy on my feet; adding a bracelet on another area of the body balances the energy and works great!

Balancing the energy is the reason I sometimes cut the grounding pads into smaller pieces.  I shared a couple Vipes-Up pieces with an elderly woman in her 80's.  She used 1 piece on her hip and the other on her shoulder overnight. Her arm had been in so much pain that she had to lift it with the other arm every morning as she got herself out of bed.  After a while, she was so excited that she was able to move her weak arm easily in the morning.  

I am excited that today is the first day of the year that I can increase my vitamin D by getting some outdoor sun here in Michigan!  I got some sun at solar noon for about 30 minutes.  I hope you enjoy the sunshine today in your neck of the woods.

Have a Hands-On Healthy and balanced day,
Joy

VIPES-UP 62% OFF 

LINK: Vibes-Up mats and more

CODE: JANUARY62 (add at check-out)

WRITE in Comment area:"Send me bracelet" and they will include a free therapeutic bracelet for every $30 spent

Posting this for everyone because it is such a fabulous deal.  I am not sure how long it will last.

I love the fact that these are portable and can be used when it is too cold outside. I cut the mats into smaller sizes to put in my pocket, etc.  I have used the mats on my head to calm the reaction from seasonal allergies, including congestion and sneezing. 

(see photo of mats on the right column of this page)

Cortisol is our stress hormone so it is very important that our body produces balanced levels of cortisol.

Cortisol Levels After Grounding


Hormonal balance is key and cortisol levels play a role in our fight or flight response.  When circadian rhythm is unbalanced and cortisol levels are chronically high, it is a bio-marker associated with many chronic diseases.  Pain, psychological stress and poor sleep are associated with dis-regulation of cortisol levels in circadian profile. 





Delay Onset Muscle Soreness
Muted white blood cell response indicating that a grounded body experiences less inflammation. 
The ungrounded subjects expressed the perception of greater pain. 
GaĆ©tan Chevalier, Stephen T. Sinatra, James L. Oschman, Karol Sokal, and Pawel Sokal, “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons,” Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2012, Article ID 291541, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/291541


Abnormal cortisol levels contribute to adverse health conditions, including:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Hypertension & cardiovascular disease
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decreased immune response
  • Mood disturbances
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Abnormal glucose levels

Why balanced cortisol levels are so important


University of California Irvine Electrophysiology pilot study came to this conclusion:

  • Grounding effectively enhances parasympathetic activity.
  • Grounding facilitates a deeper resting state by enhancing parasympathetic activity.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LOWER YOUR STRESS LEVEL?


Enhance your parasympathetic nervous system!!


Now that is a grand accomplishment for better well-being and health.

Thermographic images of areas of pain and inflammation show a significant improvement.  After 5 days of grounding, the patient reported her pain nearly gone and swelling had completely resolved.




Medical Thermography CASE STUDIES


Dr. William Amalu, President, International Academy of Clinical Thermography
Researcher: William Amalu, DC, DABCT, FIACT   


          Blood cells before grounding - Blood cells after grounding



Have a great grounded day,
Joy


Well, it was a sad day for me this week when my dminder app let me know that I can no longer increase my D levels from exposure to the sun in the area of the country where I live.  It will be months before I will be able to increase my D levels here where I live, but here's to hoping I have built up my levels to get me through!

I do want to leave you on a positive note with some grand information about how important docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is and the benefits of keeping levels up.

DHA in the cell membranes

          Converts light into electric current and vice versa in the cell membranes, Sixty percent of your brain is fat. DHA alone makes up about 15 percent to 20 percent of your brain's cerebral cortex, as well as 30 percent to 60 percent of your retina, making it an essential nutrient for both brain and eye health.

          Important, stress studies show that the lower the DHA level, the higher the stress level.




          DHA polarizes in a magnetic field, and becomes semi-conductor that will only allow electrons to pass at a specific energy level to contribute or control the depolarization. We need this in our brain.



To learn more you can read a book by Robert Abel, Jr., MD, The DHA Story: How Nature’s Super Nutrient Can Save Your Life

Some of this information came from Michael A. Crawford, Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, UK

      Have a Hands-On Healthy DHA day!

      Joy  




Circadian Rhythm and
 Hormonal Balance Interference

Before I get to the subject for today, I would like to share with you a great tool for knowing the best time of day for photosynthesis in your area of the world.  We have learned about the value of photosynthesis from the sun's rays and grounding by taking off your shoes and connecting with the earth and all those beneficial electrons.  I have an app that tells me when the sunlight in my area is at the right spectrum to increase my Vitamin D levels with outside sunlight exposure.  I always try to ground by putting my bare feet on the ground outside during my sun exposure time so I get two great things for my health done at the same time.

The app I use to tell when the spectrum of light coming from the sun will help increase my Vitamin D levels is called "dminder". Here is what the dminder icon looks like on my cellphone screen:




Here is the dminder app opened:


There is great information here and I use the following every day:
Solar noon time (1:32 PM on this day)
The time of day to increase Vitamin D levels (D from 9:43-5:21 on this day)

The dminder app allows you to add personal information and even set your weekly target D amount.  I just use it once a day to see when my opportunities for increasing my Vitamin D are and when solar noon is so I can go outside at the most beneficial times of the day.

Now to the subject at hand.  What might be interfering with your circadian rhythm and hormonal balance?

Blue Light

Blue light from the morning sun actually tells our brain it is time to be awake and so it helps to set our circadian rhythm for the day.  However, exposure to non-natural blue light from computer, cellphone and television screens near the end of the day can keep us from going to sleep.  See link to blue light study below and quote from *Harvard study about the possible link to higher cancer rates of night shift workers. 

It is best not to be looking at the screen of a computer, cellphone nor other electronic device 2-3 hours before bedtime.  If there is no way around not looking at a screen before bed, you can wear blue light filtering glasses.  I avoid screens before bed for the most part, but on occasion when I do need to look at a screen in the evening, I wear my orange, blue filtering glasses.


Uvex Skyper safety eyewear (orange tinted) tested by Consumer Reports and was found to cut out almost all blue light.                             
I purchased my pair from amazon (I will try to add a link on the right column of my blog). 



 

                 Don't I look so very stylish!   Side view: fitted over my reading glasses    

                            

The health risks of nighttime light

Study after study has linked working the night shift and exposure to light at night to several types of cancer (breast, prostate), diabetes, heart disease, and obesity...exposure to light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms, and there's some experimental evidence (it's very preliminary) that lower melatonin levels might explain the association with cancer.
A Harvard study shed a little bit of light on the possible connection to diabetes and possibly obesity. The researchers put 10 people on a schedule that gradually shifted the timing of their circadian rhythms. Their blood sugar levels increased, throwing them into a prediabetic state, and levels of leptin, a hormone that leaves people feeling full after a meal, went down.
Even dim light can interfere with a person's circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion. A mere eight lux—a level of brightness exceeded by most table lamps and about twice that of a night light—has an effect, notes Stephen Lockley, a Harvard sleep researcher. Light at night is part of the reason so many people don't get enough sleep, says Lockley, and researchers have linked short sleep to increased risk for depression, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Harvard study of blue light: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side 
Have a Hands-On Healthy, sunny and full spectrum lit day,
Joy















Pulse Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) 

I need to share information about what may be interfering with your circadian rythm and hormonal balance and I promise I will be doing that very soon.  The electromagnetic fields of the earth actually interact with our body, including the strength of our bones.  There are man-made fields which interfere with that process but there are some preventative things that we can do.  I will share those in my next post.  For now, I just have to share this great link that explains how pulse electromagnetic fields (PEMF) can help our body to heal:



               Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: How They Heal
By William Pawluk, MD, MSc Board Certified Family Physician and Holistic Health Practitioner; Former Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland DR. Pawluk is the creator of www.drpawluk.com, an authoritative informational source on PEMFs.  He has also authored a book, and appeared and consulted for the media, as well as universities conducting research.


I have had first hand experience with the MiHealth PEMF device and would like to share my experience with you:

I began having terrible pain in my right arm that was so bad that I could not tolerate lifting my arm up or extending it.  Sleeping was very uncomfortable and the pain would not go away.  Of course, it was difficult to do many of my daily activities; even doing dishes is really a 2 arm job.

I went to a doctor and my MRI revealed 2 torn rotator cuffs which the doctor said could only be repaired through surgery.  I asked if I could try physical therapy and found one who uses PEMF to heal tissue.  I was so amazed at how quickly I started to feel better.  I was prescribed 6 weeks of physical therapy and started to feel better within 2 weeks and after a couple months I had no pain at all.  Now I have full range of motion and absolutely no pain and no surgery was needed.  

The NES Health ProVision tests to see which programs on the MiHealth are needed for the best benefit.  

Have a Hands-On Healthy Electromagnetic Day!

Joy