Clinicians | 2013 – 2018

Understanding Cardiovascular & Heart Health

Cardiovascular issues like high blood pressure, arterial plaque, blood clots, heart attacks, and stroke are extremely common and have become the leading cause of death in the United States. The tragedy lies not only in the number of people affected by Cardiovascular Disease but with the fact that this condition is typically driven by controllable diet and lifestyle factors.

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Self-Care Rituals

Living in a world that demands every ounce of your energy and attention requires radical self care. The art of self care has been overlooked and lost in the western world due to the high expectations placed on every one of us to be more productive, successful, and exceedingly rich. What most of us don’t realize is that without taking care of ourselves we won’t be able to climb the ladder of life without wobbles, which, if not steadied, will eventually lead to a fall.

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Eating with Intention

In a culture revolved around diets and cleanses, it is easy for people to become over consumed with the foods they are eating. Much time is spent worrying whether foods are good or bad, which leads down a path of unnecessary self-criticism, restricting and bingeing. When we appreciate a food choice and eat it with gratitude and non-judgment, we can begin to receive nourishment from all meals, regardless of our choices.

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Fermentation

Fermentation is an art as old as recorded history. It seems to have found its way into all cultures in various forms, ranging from sauerkraut in Europe, to kimchi in Korea, to tapache in Mexico, not to mention fermented drinks such as beer, wine, kombucha, sake, and mead. Fermentation is a process whereby various microbes (yeast, bacteria, and in some cases mold) are introduced to foods for the sake of preserving it.

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Follow Your Gut

What has its own customs-like border patrol, contains 70% of the entire body’s immune system, and has such a vast surface area that, if outstretched, it reaches 2.5 times taller than a brachiosaurus dinosaur? The human gut!

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Holistic Pet Care

Just like people, pets get sick too, and our dogs and cats deserve to be taken care of in the same way that we support the health of our own bodies. I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of caring for my pets when and where I can.

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Herbal Home Remedies for You and Your Loved Ones

We all know those moments when a sick child or loved one wakes up in the middle of the night and we have no cold medicine in the house. We have all lived that panicked moment when we have no idea what to do. Fortunately, there is so much you can do without even having to leave your house. Kitchen herbs can be used for many remedies such as herbal teas, steams, and soothing baths that can make all the difference.

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Mimi Kamp and Essences of the Desert

A favorite set of flower essences at CSCH is Essence of the Desert, created by Mimi Kamp, a healer based in the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Her Sonoran Desert series is composed of 12 essences, which have a common theme of transformation, specifically the transcendence of the effects of abuse and trauma. Even for those who have not experienced “abuse,” as such, many challenges come with living as spiritual beings in an often challenging world.

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Bipolar II, Hypomania and Flower Essences

Flower Essences are safe energy medicines and have no interactions with any drugs or herbs; they can be added to water, meals or spritzed into the air or onto clothes. The universal nature of flower essences makes them available for both bipolar clients and the people who are around them.

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