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Near infrared photobiomodulation light therapy systems with infrared and blue and red LED lights.

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Near Infrared Light Therapy with Red and Blue low level LED Lights with Frequencies

Ask your insurance if they cover photobiomodulation therapy and systems.

Holistic Health - Energy Work

Everybody deserves a break from stress!

To set an appointment to talk about these systems text or call Beverly at 1.435.553.8158

Disclaimer Notice: The information contained within the different pages of this website is informational only and is not guaranteed to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

Beverly sells near infrared light therapy systems with near infrared, blue and red lights which are great for increasing the production of Nitric Oxide in the body, increasing circulation of blood and lymph and decreasing inflammation and pain.

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7 DAY RENTAL of an infrared low level blue and red light system with frequencies programmed into them $350.

STRENGTH FROM WITHIN LOGO MUG WITH QUOTE: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” --- Aristotle Click this link to view and order a Strength From Within Logo Mug with Quote. Thank you!This mug makes a great coffee mug or tea mug or water mug or can even be a fun paper weight!

SET OF KING POWER PILLOWCASES infused with loving energy $160 per set Personality Personal Power Pillowcases - Loving Energy Therapy while you sleep! Set of king sized pillowcases and you may choose the material theme, colors and power words or simply tell me a theme and I will design them and surprise you. You may also provide me with the material of your choice and I will sew them for you. Thank you!

SET OF REGULAR / QUEEN POWER PILLOWCASES infused with loving energy $120 per set Personality Personal Power Pillowcases - Loving Energy Therapy while you sleep! Set of regular or queen sized pillowcases and you may choose the material theme, colors and power words or simply tell me a theme and I will design them and surprise you. You may also provide me with the material of your choice and I will sew them for you. Thank you!

REGULAR / QUEEN POWER PILLOWCASE infused with loving energy $60 each Personality Personal Power Pillowcases - Loving Energy Therapy while you sleep! Regular or queen sized pillowcases and you may choose the material theme, colors and power words or simply tell me a theme and I will design them and surprise you. You may also provide me with the material of your choice and I will sew them for you. Thank you!

PILATES POSTURAL FOAM ROLLER COVER infused with loving energy $20 fits a 6" x 36" round Pilates postural foam roller. Thank you!

MASSAGE ROUND BOLSTER COVER infused with loving energy $20Email your dimensions to Beverly and she will sew it specific to the size of your bolster. Price may vary according to size. Anything 6" X 36" or smaller will be just $20. If larger more material will be needed and price will vary. Please call to discuss pricing. Thank you!

Here are some YouTube video links from my YouTube Channel to show you some of the simple things you can do at home for your own home health care to help manage pain naturally. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you have easy access to all of my YouTube's. Thank you.

Many uses for infrared light systems with red and blue LED lights are great for in home health care light therapy and are a great tool for helping with SAD - Seasonal Affect Disorder

NPIAPR - Negative Pattern Interrupt and Positive Re-framing a great technique for how to help PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

21 Day Total Body Cleanse

Therapeuctic massage therapy techniques for optimal spine care

Stretches to help alleviate hip pain.

Stretches on a 36" x 6" foam roller to help alleviate shoulder, back & neck pain

100% cotton covers for your Pilates postural exercise foam roller made to fit a 36" x 6" foam roller

How light works in the body

INFORMATION ABOUT NEAR INFRARED and LOW LEVEL BLUE and RED LED LIGHT THERAPY also known as photobiomodulation or low level laser therapy (LLLT), is an emerging medical and veterinary technique in which exposure to low-level laser light or light emitting diodes - LED stimulate cellular function leading to beneficial clinical effects.

Pets appreciate infrared light therapy too! Infrared light therapy is great for any animal and really helps with the healing process after injury or surgery.

If you are interested in owning your own set of medical grade infrared blue and red LED lights with frequencies Beverly would love the opportunity to explain the different products that are available to you and which system she feels would be best for your body and why. When you are ready to purchase a set of lights Beverly would be happy to help you place your order. Thank you!

LED near infrared blue and red light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light, pulsed at research proven frequencies, applied to the skin for multiple therapeutic benefits. Low level light therapy has been in use by the medical profession for more than 20 years primarily to reduce pain and increase circulation. European countries' use it before and after surgery to help the patient do better in surgery and recover more quickly afterwards. NASA has done research on near infrared light therapy and use it on their space station to help the astronauts and on their Navy Seals to help repair and heal the body.

As is the case with most modalities, if you are pregnant; epileptic or prone to seizures; are light sensitive; are being treated for cancer, or are taking any medications that cause light sensitivity such as Tetracycline, please consult your doctor regarding the use of any light therapy system.

The source of all disease is a body out of balance. Bring balance back into the body and disease departs. Light is the basic component from which all life originates, develops, heals and evolves. During your near infrared light therapy session the near infrared, red and blue lights will be placed on your body in different spots of highly concentrated lymph areas over your navel and wherever you are experiencing pain. During your near infrared light therapy session you will receive an array of near infrared, red and blue light diodes that create a comforting warm feeling under the pads. Light therapy induces local Nitric Oxide release which in turn keeps blood vessels open, elastic and functioning properly.

Here are some quotes from famous authors about energy, frequency and light.

"Light is the ultimate biological nutrient."--- Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. and Author of Conscious Eating

"Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is really energy, whose vibration has been lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter. There is only light and sound." --- Albert Einstein

"Light energy is profoundly capable of influencing the healing process and shows how the visual apparatus is not the only sensory organ that responds to light."--- Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Author

"We must lower our disease risks and slow our rate of aging. The only way to do that is on a cellular level."--- Dr. Memhet Oz, M.D. 2009

"Disturbances in the electric climate of a cell lead to disease or degeneration of the cells. To restore healing, the natural state must be established, that means the energetic message has to be corrected." --- Dr. Karl Werner German Physicist, 2006

"We are all light deficient and this deficiency may be the source of our physical and emotional problems."--- Dr. John Ott, Light Therapy Pioneer

“We’ve got a thousand different diagnoses and diseases out and they are just the weak link. They are all the result of just one thing STRESS. And you put enough stress on the chain and you put enough stress on the system and one of the links breaks.” --- Dr. Ben Johnson, MD

“We are now entering the era of energy medicine. Everything in the Universe is a frequency and all you have to do to change a frequency is create an opposite frequency. That’s how easy it is to change anything in the world whether that’s disease or emotional issues or whatever that is. This is huge; this is the biggest thing we have ever come across.” --- Dr. Ben Johnson, MD

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” --- Rumi

“We are human photocells whose ultimate biological nutrient is light.” --- Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD

“Concerning matter we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is really energy, whose vibration has been lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter. There is only light and sound.” --- Albert Einstein

“I have come to see Nitric Oxide as the physical expression of Prana – your life force. It is the “wow” molecule that continually resets our ability to connect body, mind, heart, and spirit.” --- Christine Northrup, MD and Author

Our light systems help the body produce more Nitric Oxide.

What is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric Oxide is a signaling molecule produced by the endothelial cell linings along 100,000 miles of blood vessels and capillaries in the human body. Certain wavelengths of light help the body to release more nitric oxide naturally. The 500+ diodes of Infrared, Red and Blue wavelengths in our light systems help the body to release significantly more nitric oxide. The Nobel Prize of Medicine was awarded in 1998 for understanding how nitric oxide works.

What Scientist Know About Nitric Oxide?

Nitric Oxide flits about the body at speeds almost too fast to measure. It appears to travel just below the speed of light.

Nitric Oxide is a free radical creator and identifier determining which bad cells are to be destroyed. It is involved in the process to oxidize the bad fats and toxins in the body. Without NO we would have a toxic dump in our body.

Nitric Oxide facilitates the changing and maturing of thought into action. Deficiency is at the root of many disease conditions including arthritis and cancer.

Studies have shown that Nitric Oxide:
Keeps blood vessels open, elastic and functioning properly
Kills Bacteria
Stimulates your Brain
Defends Against Tumor Cells
Increases Oxygen Levels Throughout the Body
Increases Blood Flow and Nutrient Delivery
Decreases Pain
Decreases Numbness
Increases Lymphatic Activity
Lowers Blood Pressure
Prevents Plaque Build Up in Arteries
Increases Energy Production
Stimulates Collagen Production
Prevents early stages of Atherosclerosis
Prevents vascular complications of Diabetes
Improves heart function – normalizes speed by carrying oxygen in and carbon dioxide out
Ensures blood flow to the brain
Protects against GI Ulcers
Protects against Alzheimer’s
Acts to prevent male pattern baldness and E.D.
Stimulates body to release Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Improves Immune System Function
Improves Cardiovascular Activity

Here is a great YouTube video Solas Academy made. It is only 4 minutes and very informative. Click on the blue lettering. HOW LIGHT WORKS IN THE BODY

To set an appointment for a light therapy session or to order a set of lights for your own home health care, please call or text Beverly Dunford at 1.435.553.8158. Thank you! Light packages and product descriptions are listed below. Prices may vary with specials so please call for a current price at the time you are ready to order or let me know if you want to be notified of specials.

PLATINUM WELLNESS PACKAGE ($8,390) Includes a 6-Port Premier Controller, Eye Mask, Local Pad, Red Body Pad, Blue Body Pad, Pain Buster, 4 Wands

PREMIER WELLNESS PACKAGE ($6,650) Includes a 6-Port Premier Controller, Eye Mask, Local Pad, Body Pad, Pain Buster

PURE WELLNESS PACKAGE ($3,650) Includes a 3-Port Controller, Eye Mask, Blue or Red Local Pad, Body Pad

Upgrade to two large body pads instead of a local pad for only $300 more.

PURE LIGHT HANDHELD PACKAGE ($1,750) - Red Portable System with Portable Blues Buster.


3-PORT CONTROLLER - The 3-Port controller is compact and lightweight. This unit using automatic settings provides 3 ports for any combination of pads or attachments.

6-PORT PREMIER CONTROLLER - The 6-Port controller uses automatic settings and is simple to use. This unit provides 6 ports for any combination of pads or attachments.


EYE MASK ($975) - 52 Red Spectrum (640 nm) and 52 Blue Spectrum (440 nm) LED photo pulsation diodes. This mask is specifically designed to go directly over closed eyes and can be placed anywhere on the body, as well.

PAIN BUSTER PAD ($950) - A soothing concentration of 90 Red and Infrared Spectrum photo pulsation diodes.

BLUES BUSTER PAD (1,050) - A soothing concentration of 90 Red and Infrared Spectrum photo pulsation diodes.

RED LOCAL PAD ($1,450) - A powerful concentration of 60 Red Spectrum (640 nm) and 72 Infrared Spectrum (880 nm) LED photo pulsation diodes best used for targeted areas of the body. This pad can be placed anywhere on the body with the exception of directly over the eyes.

BLUE LOCAL PAD ($1,650) - A powerful concentration of 60 Red Spectrum (640 nm) and 72 Infrared Spectrum (880 nm) LED photo pulsation diodes best used for targeted areas of the body. This pad can be placed anywhere on the body with the exception of directly over the eyes.

RED BODY PAD ($1,795)- 120 Red Spectrum (640 nm) and 144 Infrared Spectrum (880 nm) photo pulsation diodes covering the greatest surface area of the body. This pad can be placed any where on the body with the exception of directly over the eyes.

BLUE BODY PAD ($2,000) - 120 Blue Spectrum (640 nm) and 144 Infrared Spectrum (880 nm) photo pulsation diodes covering the greatest surface area of the body. This pad can be placed any where on the body with the exception of directly over the eyes.

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"Each patient carries his own Doctor inside of him. We are at our best when we give the Doctor who resides within each patient a chance to work." --- Albert Schweitzer M.D.
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"Never in my life have I had a more complete, relaxing and transcendental experience than while receiving bodywork from Bev. Her techniques are both therapeutic and spiritual in nature. She has changed my life in just two sessions, I can't thank her enough." --- Don S., Las Vegas, NV

"Bev's commitment to excellence is admirable. She is sensitive to the uniqueness of each client and strives diligently to tailor her methods to the particular needs of the individual. Bev's skills are nonpareil." --- Gary B., Las Vegas, NV

"The cranial sacral session I received from Bev put me in such a calm, relaxed state. I didn't realize how long it had been since I had been that relaxed and it made me want to receive Bev's cranial sacral work on a regular basis! Thanks for the calm, caring, nurturing bodywork, Bev!" --- Dawn H., Logan, UT

"I think Bev's style is exceptionally relaxing. She is quite intuitive and helped parts of my body that I didn't know needed help! Thank you also Bev, for the great stretching tips." --- Matt H., Logan, UT

"Receiving massages from Bev gave me great relief from pain and I found I didn't have to take as much medication for my fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. In my travels around the country I have experienced massage from many different therapists and Bev's massage was the most effective bodywork I have ever received." --- Gayle J., Logan, UT

"Beverly, I just have to tell you I have not felt this good for so long long long. I can't believe this transformation in how I feel. The soreness in my ribs is about gone. You are absolutely wonderful! I just have to tell you thank you, thank you, thank you a million times." --- Laurie Hornsby - colon hydrotherapist, Hyrum, UT

"My physical therapist actually took my stitches out almost a week before they were supposed to come out because they have healed so well, number one, we can thank the infrared blue and red lights for that. And number two, she said that my range of motion has dramatically increased in change in just one week, which is also the fault of the wonderful lights. So I just thought I'd let you know that she said that I could come twice a week for physical therapy or I could come once a week for physical therapy. Just the fact that I can cut down my physical therapy by once every week shows you the power of the lights. I have a suggestion, I think you should take these lights and go and make appointments and talk to physical therapists all around everywhere and get these placed because I'm telling you I know for a fact that I am healing 10 times faster than I know I would normally heal without using the aide of the infrared red and blue lights. And I also tried them on my face today for my cold and it seems to be helping so I'm going to use them on my face again today and directly on my shoulder now that my stitches are gone to see if I can't get back my full range of motion. I am very excited and this is something you should tell physical therapists' about because this is really good stuff! Annie came to visit me and tried the infrared blue and red lights on her knee for her ACL and she felt so good that she asked if she could come back another time and use them again. I'm just telling you its working, thank you so very much for everything!" --- Luci Olson, Young Ward, Utah

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Utah State University, Logan, UT. Bachelor of Science, March 1996,
Major: Human Growth and Development, Minor: Social Work.

Usui Reiki Master Certification - Logan, Utah April 2000.

Utah College of Massage Therapy, Layton Utah Branch. Completed a 42 credit hour professional Massage Therapy Program and graduated October 2001.

Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, June 2002.

Medical Massage Practitioner Certification from LMT Success Group, Las Vegas, NV, July 2003.

Certification of Infant Massage Instructor by the National Association of Infant Massage - May 2003.

Physical Therapy Aide Course - Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT, November 2006.

Karuna Master Certification - Logan, Utah September 2014 from Barbara Kramer.

Basic Light Course - Solas Academy, Loveland Colorado, August 2014
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  • The increase of circulation throughout our body gets oxygen and needed nutrients to our vital organs so they can function properly, thereby keeping the body chemistry in good balance allowing our metabolism to be able to burn fat, build muscle and maintain a healthy body weight; massage increases circulation of blood throughout the body.

  • Increased circulation aids in the recovery from injuries such as whiplash, sprains, strains and fractures. This is possible because the growth and recovery of tissue is accelerated by efficient circulation in the injured areas. Any impact on your body causes soft tissue damage and receiving massage will get the blood flow to those injured areas so that your body can heal.

  • Massage enhances skin condition directly improving the function of the sebaceous and sweat glands which help release toxins out of the body and keep the skin lubricated, clean, cooled, soft and supple thus giving us a more youthful appearance.

  • Deep tissue massage can help break up and get rid of scar tissue and cellulite.

  • Massage can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system, thus giving relief from pain and sending us on a "natural" high.

  • Cranial Sacral therapy can help release restrictions and restore balance and flow within the physical system consisting of the bones of the head, the spine, the sacrum, the soft tissue surrounding all of these parts, and the cerebral spinal fluid. This fluid is responsible for nourishment, lubrication and removing toxins within the system as well as maintaining the overall environment that the brain and spinal system exist in, and can help relieve symptoms of chronic and migraine headaches, depression, anxiety, anger, TMJ, nervous disorders, low back pain, neck injuries, colic, ear problems, sinus problems, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and brain injury and chemical imbalances.

  • Kind and loving touch such as what therapeutic massage provides is vital for our positive human growth and development on a mental, physical and spiritual level for it stimulates positive cell growth and rejuvenation while nurturing our soul.

  • Receiving massage on a regular weekly basis can help to keep the muscles and skin well toned.

  • Stress is the major contributor to all disease and massage helps to relieve stress.

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Whiplash causes soft tissue injury which if left unattended can cause debilitating issues down the road as muscles start to atrophy from lack of blood flow to the injured area. Near infrared light therapy helps increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and build longer telomeres on our cells to help rejuvenate the damaged tissue.

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Excess body fat taxes our vital organs and is very unhealthy for our bodies. Insurances give less expensive rates to people who are weight height proportionate because they produce fewer expenses in claims for illness. This is a guideline recommended by an insurance company. For a man with a small frame, take 100 pounds for the first five feet then add 6 pounds for every inch over five feet. For a medium frame add 7 pounds for every inch over five feet, for a large frame add 8 pounds for every inch over five feet and for an extra large frame add 9 pounds for every inch over five feet. For a woman take away one pound for each frame size. Thus if you are a woman who is 5'8" and have a medium frame you would weigh 148 to be at optimal weight for your height. As muscle weighs more that fat, people who exercise are going to weigh more than people who do not exercise yet they will look more slender even though they weigh more.

Weighing an extra 10 pounds when it is toned muscle can be a very healthy situation. It is found that those who maintain optimal weights experience better overall health. Long lean muscles allow good blood flow to get to the vital organs. It may be difficult for a woman to conceive a child if she is below 20 on the BMI chart or above 27 as she needs a healthy body weight for her hormones to function properly.

Know Your Numbers For Good Health

Total Cholesterol: under 200 mg/dL

LDL "Bad" Cholesterol: under 100 mg/dL

HDL "Good" Cholesterol: Women: over 50 mg/dL Men: over 40 mg/dL

Blood Pressure: under 120/80 mmHg

Body Fat Percentage: Women: 18-27% Men: 10-18%

Triglycerides: under 150 mg/dL

Fasting Blood Sugar: under 100 mg/dL

Waist Circumference: Women: less than 35 inches Men: less than 40 inches. Extra weight around the middle taxes the vital organs and is a detriment to good health.

To limit and control central obesity, we need to stop filling our bodies with so many sweeteners, unhealthy fats, and toxins such as all the fillers put in medications and supplements, mineral oil (which is a liquid petrolatum same as petroleum jelly or soft paraffin) often used in makeup and body and skin care products etc., the chemical toxins we put on our bodies when using hair dyes, finger nail products etc., carnauba wax, beeswax, hydrogenated oils, partially hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, aspartame, modified corn starch, sucrose, artificial colors, corn syrup, fructose, artificial flavors and sweeteners, white flour, artificial preservatives, pesticides, chemicals in our water including fluoridation, genetically modified foods which lose food value and etc.

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Following these suggestions for healthy health habits could put you at your ideal weight for optimal health within a 12 month time period. Good health and staying in great shape is not about "going on a diet", it is about "LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE". Try these suggestions for one month and see what kind of difference they can make in your life.

  1. Sleep more soundly and enjoy better rest by utilizing color therapy and personal power words in your selection of pillowcases. Use an extra pillow under your knees when lying on your back or between your knees and arms when lying on your side to help properly align your spine.

  2. If you are used to drinking whole or 2% milk and wean yourself down to using 1% or skim milk over a year's time of drinking 1% or skim milk, you will maintain a 10 pound weight loss. You can do this by mixing half whole or 2% with half 1% then decrease the amount of whole or 2% a little more each day until you get weaned down to 1%. You can then mix half 1% with half skim and diminish the amount of 1% each day until you get down to skim if that is your desire.

  3. If you drink soda pop each day and give it up almost completely, except for an occasional root beer float or soft drink once in a while, drinking water in its place, you could lose up to 10 pounds over a year's period of time for each can of soda pop per day you give up. It doesn't matter if you are drinking a diet pop or not, as all soft drinks fill your body full of toxins which interfere with proper organ functioning.

  4. Our bodies need lots of water to maintain proper organ functioning requiring us to drink at least 1/2 oz. of water per day for each pound of body weight, so if you want to be healthy, drink lots of water! When our organs function properly our metabolism is able to burn fat so that we don't get overweight.

  5. If you can’t see yourself giving up soda pop right now, at least drink as many ounces of water each day as you do soda pop. Tell yourself that after drinking 16 oz. of water you can have a soda pop and then drink 16 oz. of water again before you have another soda pop rotating between soda pop and water. You will feel yourself feeling better the less soda pop that you consume and you will begin to appreciate water for being the great thirst quencher that it truly is. You will find yourself wanting to gift your body with the water it requires for proper organ functioning instead of drinking soda pop and other high sugar or sweetened drinks. Those who are addicted to coffee, alcohol, or sweetened beverages may find this a good formula to follow for cutting back on consuming so much caffeine and or sweeteners which also get in the way of allowing for good health.

  6. If you are not eating a good variety of healthy foods throughout the day, including a good amount of fresh greens like spinach, broccoli, green or red leaf lettuce etc, and you give up, for the most part the greasy fat and deep fried foods you have been eating that are high in both fat content and calories and low in food value, and start eating healthy fresh foods, you will be able to maintain a 10 pound weight loss over a year period of time.

  7. Grocery shop on a full stomach after eating a well balanced nourishing snack or meal so that you are not tempted to purchase quick and easy ready to eat junk foods. If you do find yourself feeling hungry at the store, quickly purchase yourself a fresh ripe banana and eat it as it will give you the sugar high you are most likely craving and yet will provide your body with much needed nutrients such as potassium.

  8. Eating 6 small meals throughout the day will keep your blood sugar level stable and help keep your waistline trimmer, as starving all day then gorging on huge amounts of food at one big meal stretches out our stomachs and causes the body to store fat as it fears it won't be fed again for a long time.

  9. Drinking a few cups of plain green tea, no sugar, honey, sweeteners, milk, cream ect. added each day will give you a good dose of "greens".

  10. Squeezing a fresh lemon on your salad and using a red wine vinegar as your salad dressing will give you better health and vitality too, or perhaps make an herb dressing using 1 oz. vinegar, 1 oz. natural unrefined sesame seed oil or extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning then throw in a dash of Cheyenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder too.

  11. Using plain yogurt in place of sour cream is a great healthy substitute.

  12. Rinsing off your meat under extremely hot running water after you have cooked it will remove the excess fat from it.

  13. Using garlic powder for seasoning everything in place of salt offers a great healthy taste to your foods and increases health as garlic boosts the immune system.

  14. Using natural mineral sea salt to season your food is a good salt for your body as it gives you all those needed trace minerals your body needs to function properly.

  15. Stop eating sugar on cereals, they taste great without sugar once you get accustomed to not having it.

  16. Stop stocking your cupboards with pre-sweetened cereals, refuse to eat them except on special occasions like Sunday mornings, Christmas morning or your birthday. Make them a treat for that is what they are; they do not qualify for the school breakfast/lunch nutrition food programs because they are not healthy enough foods.

  17. In my opinion, soda pop and pre-sweetened cereals or anything with preservatives, corn syrup, refined sugar or sweeteners and all the other chemicals manufactures put in our foods to make them addicting and sweet to taste, is what is creating our hyperactive and obese society. Having in the past owned and operated a daycare center for 12 years, I became very aware of what makes children hyper! With all the quick and easy junk foods so easily available to us at the grocery stores, and starring at us in the face at the check out stands at any store we go into, we simply are not getting the nutrition and water our bodies need to keep us healthy because we are filling ourselves with addicting refined sugars and toxic chemicals.

  18. If you need to wean away from sugar cereals, mixing them with bran cereals works great. Start half and half and then decrease the amount of sugar cereal each time you pour a bowl. Soon you will not even want the sugar cereals for your body will see the difference and desire more healthy foods.

  19. Keep fresh fruits around for children to snack on for they have natural sugars in them and are a healthier source of a sweet treat than refined sugar foods.

  20. If you must eat junk on occassion, only have chips, pop and candy in the house for special occasions so that they are not available for constant snacking on.

  21. If you are used to eating dinner after 7:00 p.m. and start eating your last meal of the day so that you are completely done eating by 7:00 p.m. and then you don't eat again for the rest of the evening, or if you do get hungry and want to eat, only eat fresh fruit as that doesn't have to be in the digestive tract very long so it won't mess up your digestive cycle already in process from dinner.

  22. Our bodies work in three cycles: digestion, assimilation and elimination. When we interfere with these cycles we back up our bowels because we don't allow them proper time for elimination before we force them back into digestion. Eating food in the late evening hours will force them back into digestion, as our bodies need an 8 hour cleansing period.

  23. If you want to eat junk food do it in the very early afternoon so that you have time to burn it off with physical activity throughout the afternoon and so that your digestive cycle can run its course in the evening thus allowing you the opportunity for proper elimination in the morning to help clear out your toxic wastes.

    Hint: The stronger the smell, the more toxic the waste, start paying attention and you will smell for yourself how "junk" foods produce the strongest smelling odors.

  24. We need to keep our colon cleaned out by eating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, bran, and drinking lots of water. Unless you are having 2- 3 bowel movements a day, you aren't getting all the old toxins moved out of your intestines very well and they will eventually get so toxic that they will make you sick.

  25. Food in, food out is the pattern for good health. Massaging your stomach on a daily basis can help move these toxins out of your body. This can be done my making an upside down U on your stomach by starting on the lower right hand section of your lower abdomen and then going in an upward motion towards your head, turning and going across your stomach just under your rib cage then going downward on your left side.

  26. Taking a spoonful of flax seed, sesame seed, extra virgin olive oil, or omega 3 oils each day, morning and night will help keep things lubricated and moving as well. These oils are also good for giving our body rich nutrients they need which helps the brain be able to make the proper connections it needs to do to keep us functioning optimally.

  27. It is my personal opinion that hydrogenated oils are unhealthy for us and I prefer eating real butter over shortening and margarine type oils. Personally I use sesame seed oil or extra virgin olive oil for all my oil needs. You can make a tasty butter spread by blending 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil into 1/2 cup softened butter.

  28. You can also keep your lymph drains flowing well by extending and flexing your feet back and forth then going around in circles with your ankles for this will act as a lymph pump that will help keep toxins flowing out of our bodies by being pumped into our lymph system then flushed out in our urine by all the water we are drinking. In cases where I feel a client's colon may have some blockages, I refer people to go to an experienced colon hydro therapist to get their intestinal tract flushed out. To learn more about colon hydrotherapy, check out this You Tube video of Colon Hydrotherapist Laurie Hornsby explaining the process of colon hydrotherapy. Colon Hydrotherapy

    This process is done as discretely as possible and does require having a speculum attached to a long hose connected to a sink, inserted into your anus. A very highly advanced technical machine gauges the pressure of how much hydrogenated water is going in and shuts off when you are full. Hydrogenated water kills all the bacteria and flushes everything out of your colon so it is important to take live acidophilus after receiving this treatment so as to replace the good bacteria in your intestines.

    It is best to get three treatments in a row, one every other day the first time you have this process done. If you have a large stomach, it is very likely that your bowels are backed up and flushing them out will remove all that excess waste. Some people have lost up to 15 pounds after receiving their first three sessions, no wonder they had such a large stomach!

  29. If you haven't been exercising and begin a 15 - 30 minute stretching routine or exercise program of some sort for at least 4 days out of each week, you can lose up to another 10 pounds over a year's time by exercising on a regular basis. Stretching keeps the blood flowing throughout our vital organs which allows our bodies to function at optimal levels of well being. I lay in bed when I first wake up in the morning and stretch out my entire body pretty good so that I am more limber and ready to deal with the daily activities required of my body. If you suffer with low back pain you will find this to be very beneficial in helping to lessen the pain you feel throughout the day.

  30. Breathing deeply throughout the day so that we get old air out and fresh new air in way down deep into our lungs, will give us better health and help us lose weight too. Our bodies need fresh oxygen to feed our vital organs the nutrients they need for optimal functioning. If you smoke, stop, for your lungs can't get the air they need for proper health when you are filling them full of toxins.

  31. If you are going to bed after 11:00 PM and not getting much rest, going to bed in the earlier hours of the evening will allow your body better sleep time. One can always do those unfinished projects in the early morning hours after a good nights rest, for the best rapid eye movement sleep happens in the hours before 3:00 AM. Getting good rest is important to skin elasticity, proper brain functioning, and overall health and vitality as it allows time for the body to rebuild and heal itself.

  32. Eating a handful of dried tart cherries (no sugar or sweeteners added) in the early evening is a great natural way to get extra melatonin into your system and also drinking a cup of decaffeinated Chamomile tea in the early evening will help calm you for a more peaceful nights rest. As it takes 45 minutes for the liquid to be expelled out of our system, it is best to drink most of your liquids earlier in the day. Limiting liquid intake in the evening will help you stay asleep longer for then you won't have to wake as many times in the night to use the restroom.

  33. Listening to soft relaxing music in the early evening, the type you would like to get a therapeutic massage to will help quiet and settle the mind and the body so that you can unwind from the events of the day. When I have a hard time getting to sleep I put on some soft relaxing music and while laying in bed I practice deep even breathing for a little while and soon find myself in a relaxed state desiring to drift off to sleep, perhaps it gets enough good clean air into my lungs so that my body can then do a good job of sleeping.

  34. Some excellent CD’s for relaxing are: Merlin’s Magic Light Reiki Touch, Reiki Offering, Reiki Healing Hands, and Reiki Part Two are all CD’s I have and love very much and recommend for you to try. By searching "Reiki Music" on the internet you can find many sources to purchase these CD’s from.

  35. If you drink alcohol do so in moderation. What is moderation? For better health, limit what you drink so that you are legal to drive yourself home. You never know when a loved one may call or stop by needing your assistance and find you too drunk to help out.

  36. If you are in an unpleasant marriage or relationship, make it good or get out. Staying in a relationship that is detrimental to your well being honors no one. Relationships where a husband and wife have ceased being a husband and wife and are just co-existing in the same household without love and affection honors no one unless you entered the marriage knowing it was for platonic companionship only. We need to love and care for ourselves first so that we then have energy to give love and support to our loved ones. Our bodies truly are the "Temple Of God" that he admonishes us in the scriptures to honor and take care of.

  37. If you are in a relationship, create and maintain a healthy honest sex life. When we are being deceived or deceitful our instincts pick up on it and the confusion causes disturbance in our positive flow of energy which can lead to disease in the body. As stated by Carolyn Myss "Your spirit and your body thrive on living honorably".

  38. If you are in a relationship, communicate with each other at times you are not being sexual about what you want so that you can check in to make sure you are both being satisfied with the relationship. Touch is so vital to our health so even when you may have times where sex is not an option, cuddling and loving touch is very important to our health and to keeping the intimacy alive in our relationships. Loving and caring touch and lovemaking offers many positive health benefits, burns calories, releases endorphins, gets the blood flowing, and is very healthy for a you!

  39. Dr. Oz stated on his show the health benefits of making love and that it is best for our health to make love at least once a week, preferrably twice a week. According to medical doctor Norm Shealy, a healthy body needs a sexual release approximately three times a week. NOTE: Any muscle will atrophy if it is not getting regular stimulation and blood flow to feed it the needed nutrients it needs for proper functioning. Use it or lose it!

  40. Eat junk food in moderation, in fact, consume all things in moderation. We don't have to deprive ourselves of everything, just eat smaller quantities and earlier in the day. Some things are just "junk". Be picky; only eat things that "taste" worth the calories you'll be consuming. Your body is intuitive as to what it needs, listen to it, honor it, and it will serve you well. When you make these kinds of life maintenance adjustments to your household, you will lose more weight and keep it off permanently and you and everyone in your family will benefit from better health and increased vitality.

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    Note: At your first appointment you will need to fill out some paperwork and read, sign and date a Policies and Procedures form; please allow extra time for such. Thank you.


    1. This is strictly a therapeutic massage. Any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances made by me (the client) will result in immediate termination of the session, full payment is due and no refund will be given.

    2. Payment is due at time of service.

    There must be a 24 hour notice of cancellation to receive credit for a missed appointment including those paid for in advance or booked with a gift certificate. Bev has the right to bill me for the scheduled time if a 24 hour advance notice of cancellation is not given. In the event that I am unable to keep an appointment I may send someone else in my place so that the paid session does not go to waste.

    3. Referrals are very much appreciated; thank you.

    4. Gift certificates are available upon request.

    5. Each session of bodywork includes 10 minutes for consultation and dressing time.

    6. I will benefit most from the massage if I am completely undressed between the sheets. This allows Bev to work my muscles without needing to work around underclothing. If I am menstruating and would like to leave my underwear on, I will inform Bev of such. Draping is done in a modest manner in which only the portion of the body being worked on is left undraped at a time.

    7. There are modalities that do not require me to get undressed so if I am concerned about being completely nude between the sheets I may express my concerns to Bev and together we will decide which modality would best fit my personal needs. If I am uncertain of all the modalities available, I may ask Bev to explain and demonstrate them to me.

    8. Oil stains do not always come out in the wash, however all linens used for my session have been cleaned and sanitized for my personal use.

    9. I am welcome to bring my own relaxing CD to listen to. There are several CD's available in the room to choose from that go well with massage so I may look them over and ask Bev to put in a particular CD if I see something I would like to hear.

    10. Water is very important to the health of my body. My body is full on toxins from the pollution in the air I breathe, from things I eat and drink that are not healthy for me, etc. Bodywork increases circulation, causes lymph to drain the toxins out of my system, increases blood flow to my vital organs and muscles so they can get the nutrients they require to stay healthy, and keeps my muscles hydrated.

    11. When I receive massage or bodywork of any kind it creates a flow of energy throughout my body which can help release blockages thus allowing the blood supply to reach all my vital organs and muscles. When these blockages are released toxins need a way to be expelled from my body. By drinking a lot of water especially the day of receiving bodywork, I can keep my muscles hydrated so that they can properly do their job to expel the metabolic wastes out of the muscle tissue into my lymph system. If I do not drink enough water these toxins may cause me to have flu like symptoms thus creating a way for my body to expel them.

    12. Everyday if I drink lots of water to keep my muscles hydrated I will feel better. For optimal health, it is recommended that I drink at least 1/2 my weight in ounces of water each day. It would be good to carry a water bottle with me where ever I go so that I have water available to drink at all times. If I am thirsty, my body is already dehydrated. If I have strong smelling or dark yellow colored urine, I am already dehydrated. My body is at least 70 percent water, thus so ought to be my diet. Drinking lots of water is one of the best health habits I can model for and teach to my children.

    13. It is my responsibility to tell Bev before receiving bodywork what medications I am on and if they can be affected by bodywork; what previous injuries I have had that should be given special care; and what areas of concern I would like focused on during my bodywork session. If I am not sure how bodywork affects the medication I am on or an illness I may have, I will ask my doctor if it is alright to receive bodywork before receiving massage.

    14. It is not safe to have alcohol in my system the day I receive bodywork as massage would increase the flow of the alcohol throughout my system causing further intoxication, and could send me into cardiac arrest. Knowing this, I agree not to consume alcohol the day I am scheduled to receive bodywork.

    15. Everyone views pressure differently. If I feel Bev is going too deep and I don't like the pressure, I may ask for less pressure; if I want more pressure, I may ask for deeper work. I understand that I need to breathe with all the strokes for the work to be effective. Deep compression when released sends a rush of blood and oxygen to my muscles to help them heal, so breathing slowly and deeply with the deep strokes will benefit my body. I will let Bev know that I have had enough if I am finding it difficult to breathe.

    16. Bev is working my muscles and their attachments to help lengthen them for greater flexibility; I can keep my muscles stretched out by stretching out at home each day. Bev will gladly show me stretching exercises that I can do for specific areas of my body if I will just ask her.

    17. It is best if I remove all metal and jewelry from my body before receiving masage and bodywork.

    18. Extra virgin olive oil is the oil Bev uses to massage with. There is a towel on the lower section at the head of the massage table for me to wipe off any excess oil before dressing should I feel the need to do so.

    19. Getting proper rest, keeping a positive attitude, forgiving myself and others, letting go of anger, rubbing my body with sesame seed oil after each shower or bath, stretching out my muscles, breathing very deeply several times throughout the day so as to push out the old air and get fresh oxygen in, drinking lots of water and eating healthy fresh foods are some things I can do on a daily basis to help keep myself in optimal shape.

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--- Lynn Peters

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