Trying It Out For You: Compression Therapy

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Therapeutic compression treatments have been around forever to help treat cardiovascular issues and lymphatic issues in the body…

…but until now I have only seen them used in hospital settings.

 

 

There is a new trend that offers compression therapy in a spa setting, where you can sit for a 30 or 60 minute period of time, wearing a garment that inflates (similar to a large blood pressure cuff) on and off, forcing blood and lymphatic fluids up the limbs.

It’s called intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and it’s something I’m familiar with because we put these exact same inflatable boots on patients after surgery, to prevent blood clots.

It’s also the same idea behind therapeutic lymphatic massage, often prescribed to patients after removal of lymph nodes and/or with other causes of lymphedema in the arms or legs.

At the center where I gave it a go, you can choose to compress either your arms or your legs.  I went for leg compression and here’s how it went:

 

 

 

 

 

The low down:

 

I loved it, but it took a few minutes of getting used to… at first I was nervous about how tight it was getting.  But about halfway through the treatment, I began to love it because I started thinking of it as a very firm, strong massage.

No foot or leg massage I’ve ever gotten was as powerfully awesome as this full compression of both my feet and legs.  So if you are like me and love a strong massage, this might be a great option for you.

 

But therapeutically?

 

Not so sure.

From my medical experience, we are taught that this type of therapy has to be done daily to see benefit.  So I scoured the medical literature to double check and as expected, there is no research showing that a one time session has any benefit whatsoever.

While IPC has definite, and proven, therapeutic benefit to many conditions — from prevention of DVTs/blood clots to treatment for chronic venous insufficiency to lymphedema, and even as a novel treatment for knee arthritis — all of these treatments require daily IPC use for weeks at a time.

Ongoing, daily, long term IPC therapy is awesome clinically, but is there any the role of compression therapy in a spa setting?

 

Here are my take aways from today’s trial of a spa offering of compression therapy:

 

 1.  As a one-off, there are no long term medically proven benefits:

 

The pro to having a spa offer compression therapy is that it allows you to have this healing modality accessible without seeing a doctor, without a prescription to a physical therapists office, or a rehab facility, or even a medical exam at all.

If you want to have your arms or legs deeply squeezed to reduce swelling, you can walk in any time and have a treatment.  This puts you in control and makes therapy more accessible, which I appreciate.

At the same time, I have concerns that someone may seek this therapy and find it does more harm than good.

  • For example, if you have an active blood clot, I would not want you to do compression therapy unsupervised, as it might shift or move the clot, which can cause serious consequences if it travels to the lungs.
  • Another example… if you have swelling from trauma (for example a sprained ankle or knee) I would not want you to do compression therapy unless you’ve had a fracture ruled out, as putting pressure on an injury can make it worse, even to the point where a fracture could become so misaligned it would require surgery to realign it.

 

And on top of that, even if it was a medically indicated reason to do IPC (such as long standing lymphedema, recovery after lymph node removal surgery, chronic venous insufficiency, prevention of DVTs, to increase blood return in congestive heart failure patients with edema, etc…) I would want my patients to do IPC every single day for a long period of time, not just once.

 

Are there any indications for doing this therapy just once?  I can think of two:

 

  • As a workout recovery tool — after a strenuous run or a marathon or other competition, if you just need a strong massage to get the lactic acid mobilized and help support muscle recovery, I could see coming in for a single treatment.
  • Massage — if you love deep tissue massage and want to specifically focus on your feet and legs, or hands and arms… this will be an amazing tool for you, deeper than what the human hands can do in a traditional massage, and available without doctor’s orders.

 

The bottom line for different levels of compression therapy:

 

  • In hospital use:  we use pneumatic compression devices for prevention of blood clots after surgery & for increasing circulation and decreasing lymphedema during rehabilitation, where they can be worn for long periods of time under supervision
  • At home use: at home, you can use IPC devices for continue prevention of blood clots, for treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and other vascular issues, for treatment of lymphedema and other swelling issues, and for joint rehab/support, at your doctor’s recommendation
  • In spa use: as a one time therapy, consider use for work out recovery &/or as a treat, if you like deep tissue massage and want to focus on either your arms or legs, while saving money over traditional massage

 

 

 

 

2.   It’s one of the more affordable holistic therapeutic options on the market:

 

My 30 minute session costs $25… much less expensive than a massage and for me, more effective.

However, as I mention above, to really use this therapy for anything more than just a one time massage, you need to do it daily.

The compression tool they used on me in the spa is from Normatec and cost about $1,300.

 

But… there are decent looking at home versions that run about $250, like this model here.

That means, if you plan to go 10 or more times, you might as well invest in a set of compression boots that you can use on a daily basis at home.

Used daily, this opens up a huge range of therapeutic options that one in-spa treatment session just can’t touch.

And the medical literature backs this up.  Long term use has been proven in the:

 

The bottom line:

if you have a chronic issue you would like to address with compression therapy, talk to your doctor to be sure it will be helpful for your particular concern, and consider purchasing an at-home unit if you want long term results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  There are alternatives to IPC that have been proven to work and are even more easily accessible than visiting a spa or ordering equipment that costs hundreds (and even thousands) of dollars:

 

  • KT tape has been shown to work in a similar way to IPC, and can be worn for long periods of time, is inexpensive, and discrete.  No more sitting imobilized for long periods of time anchored to a machine, KT tape allows you to get up and go, wearing the support without anyone even knowing you are.  This study — just published on Sept 9, 2019 in Clinical Rehabilitation, looked at using KT tape in breast cancer patients who had lymph nodes removed, and researchers found that KT tape was superior to IPC therapy in that it decreased swelling while at the same time enhancing range of motion in a way that IPC was not able to do.
  • Compression garments, like compression socks (often used for diabetics or those with heart failure who have poor lower extremity circulation) and compression arm sleeves (often used after lymph nodes are removed from the axilla) are functional, effective and inexpensive

 

 

On deck, I’m set to try IV therapy, sauna, micronutrient testing, cryotherapy, fasting, cupping, ear candling and… got any other holistic therapies you’d like to see me test for you and do a medical literature review on?

Simply email me at koniverMD@gmail.com and I’ll add it to my list!

xoxox, Laura

 

 

The Good News About Trauma Recovery

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Is there good news with trauma?

Actually, yes.

 

 

The largest meta-analysis to date on trauma recovery (looking at data from over 11,000 relevant medical studies) suggests that the best long term recovery after trauma is simply talking about it, no medication required.

 

Published in JAMA Psychiatry on June 12, 2019, reasearchers looked at direct comparisons between talk therapy (psychotherapy) and drug therapy (pharmacological treatments) in patients with PTSD.

  • They found that in the long term, talk therapy helped more, being slightly superior to drug therapy both immediately following treatment and in long term follow up.
  • The studies they looked at ranged from 2 months to 6 months long, and this meta-analysis showed there was no advantage to using drugs in recovering from PTSD.
  • This means that drugs are now no longer recommended for first line treatment of trauma, as there is no indication that they are beneficial.

 

What does this mean?

 

While I am certainly not against the use of medications when they are needed, they should be used sparingly and either short term (as they do not show any long term advantage) or only for patients who don’t find improvement after talk therapy alone.

 

Be encouraged by this.

 

 

 

This means that the vast majority of folks can be helped — and helped best — by talking about trauma instead of medicating it away.

 

Connect with others.

Reach out for help.

Don’t feel like you are going crazy and don’t feel like you must go it alone.

We all have trauma, we all do.  And we can lean on each other and get through it.

There is long term benefit from connecting to others and speaking about it.  Treatment is not relegated to a psychiatrist’s office nor does it need to be prescribed away.

In fact, as I blogged about here, PTSD can actually be significantly helped by something as simple and as accessible as repeating a mantra.  It’s true.

 

Here are some other blog posts I’ve written on trauma recovery for you:

 

Want more advice on how to naturally heal from stress and trauma?

 

The medical literature is clear… just communicating about trauma is every bit as healing (or even more healing) than all the best medications we have to treat trauma.

Simply joining a class, talking to a therapist, or connecting with others to heal can be just what you need to feel better than you have ever felt.

 

Did you know that folks who move through trauma can actually be healthier than folks who never went through any trauma at all?

 

It’s incredible to believe that trauma can actually strengthen your health but it is true.

In my Trauma Resilency & Recovery Class I go over the medical literature that proves that trauma is actually adaptive and empowering, and show you all the tools to use trauma to boost your own health in ways you never could have imagined possible.

 

 

 

Today my trauma healing class started, and I would love to have you join in.

It’s not too late.

Just click here to start getting the class emails directly into your inbox.

 

I developed this class based on my extensive research into the best of what the medical literature has proven to us about how to release trauma once and for all and become healthier for it.

No matter what you have gone through, you absolutely do have the ability to rebound from from it and create a new normal and a new health set point.

Everybody does.

Your body naturally want’s to trend back to full and complete wellness… mind, body and spirit.

I’ll give you the tools to get there and walk with you through it.

 

 

Join this course by clicking right here today.  Today is the last day to sign up.

 

Moving onwards and upwards…

xoxoxo, Laura

 

Just In Time For Back-To-School: Get Rid of Your Sleep Deficit

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I recently returned from a medical conference where one of the lectures was on repairing sleep deficits.

 

Something I was very interested in because I’ve always been a poor sleeper all of my life.

The take home point that really stuck in my mind, and now when I have a sleepless night I remind myself of this again and again so that I don’t stress out too much about it, was:

You are only ever one night away from a good night of sleep.

 

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve struggled with insomnia or how big your sleep deficit is.  Every single night is an opportunity to completely turn that around.

Because your last night’s sleep affects your next’s night’s sleep, when you have a really poor night just think of it as increasing your sleep pressure to make it all the more easy to repair your sleep the very next night.

 

 

 

 

The other thing that was comforting to me as well was this:

When you are laying there all night long, staring at the clock and counting down the hours as they dwindle in front of you and you get closer and closer to the time you have to get back up, yet you feel like you have not slept a single second… guess how much time you have actually been asleep?

Researchers in sleep labs have studied patients who are up all night, wide awake.  Monitoring their brain activity on an EEG, researchers could see exactly what brain patterns they had every moment of the entire sleepless night.

What percent of the night do you think the brain has gone into a normal sleep pattern, even when you feel that you didn’t sleep a single minute?

10% of the night?  25% of the night?  50% of the night?

It turns out that when you are laying there all night long, your brain is actually catching sleep roughly 70% of the night.  That is infinitely reassuring to me as I lay there, sure I got zero restorative sleep.

I remind myself that not only did I get a lucid, in-and-out, semi-rest where my brain unplugged for probably 70% of that sleepless night, but I also have an opportunity the very next night to turn my sleep completely around.

 

To that end, here is a list of my 14 favorite holistic ways

to help you get back into a health sleep/wake cycle.

 

Use throughout the day, in this order:

 

 

1.  Get AM Light (or use a Light Box)

 

To easily correct your circadian rhythm, totally naturally, get into a habit of getting natural light on your face every single morning as early as possible outdoors.

20 – 30 minutes is ideal, but even just 10 minutes greeting the day before heading off to work will make a difference in your sleep that very night.   Sometimes I can only have a cup of coffee in front of a well lit window for 5 minutes in the morning but it is still helpful to get that light on my face.

Another idea is to simply use a light box when you wake up.  In addition to spending a bit of time outside each morning, I use my light box every day as well — especially crucial all fall and winter long — for 20 minutes while I am attend to my emails.

Effective to not only boost your daytime energy levels (making you more active during the day, when it’s healthiest to be active!) a light box will also help you sleep better that night… naturally, without taking any medications or supplements at all.

Perfect for those who don’t want to risk any untoward side effects from taking pills, a light box does more than just correct your circadian rhythm, light boxes have been shown to directly treat depression as good as a Rx medication and even boost libido.

 

2.  Get Grounded During The Day

 

If you can touch the earth outside for even a few minutes, do it.  The effects of grounding the human body start instantly, so there is no time too short for getting outside.

My new book The Earth Prescription (releasing this spring) is all about how to get outside not matter what the season, no matter what the weather, no matter what the location, and no matter what the circumstance.  Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter (just enter your email address in the sign up box on my homepage) and I will be sure to update you as that book becomes available for pre-order.

Meanwhile, I’ve got lots of great ideas for grounding outside — like this blog post I wrote for you on how to get grounded outside throughout the day, plus more ideas on my instagram page, on my facebook page, my youtube channel, and the best outdoor grounding tools (like USA made fingerless gloves!) that you can use all fall and winter long to keep your earth connection going strong… they are waiting for you right here. 

 

 

3.  Move Your Body Every Single Day

 

As I talk about in this blog post, walking each day is the one of the single best things you can do to prolong your life.

Walking has been shown to do everything from predict better remission rates during cancer recovery to prolonging life span to simply helping deepen sleep at night.

If I am not sleeping well at night I have to ask myself, did I truly move my body during the day?  Increase your daytime activity levels and watch your nighttime sleep deepen.  It’s directly proportionate.

 

 

 

4.  If You Can’t Exercise Daily, Consider Sauna

 

Sauna increases the circulation of blood all throughout your body — getting the blood pumping through your cardiovascular system, your muscles, your skin, your joints, your brain — so it turns out that routine sauna has many of the same health benefits that exercise does.

So when the weather is too harsh outside, if you can find a local sauna to go to, you can feel confident that you are still boosting your health and longevity even without hitting the treadmill.

And there are several major medical studies that back this up, which I blog about for you right here.

 

 

5.  Re-examine your work schedule

 

Lower your stress at work in order to protect your sleep patterns.  Not only be re-examining work hours and job responsibilities, but by lowering stress loads all together.

Hop over here to read my blog post on how to decrease the negative impact that job stress can have on your life and re-consider or re-negotiate your work hours, your job load, your career path, your commute, your training requirements, think of ways you can delegate or ask for help for routinely overwhelming responsibilities, and many more ideas here.

 

 

6.  Address the Adrenal Fatigue that has you “tired but wired” and unable to go to sleep.

 

If you have been through any kind of stressful situation or big life transition or change (even fun, positive ones like marriage, a new job, a new baby!) chances are your adrenals could use some TLC.

I’m running a 5 day healing online class starting Nov 4th so together we can recover you from I’m going to share with you exactly what causes adrenal fatigue and all the absolutely critical ways to address it.  I run this class every fall because fall is the perfect time to finally go inwards and address your burn out.  If you start to take care of your adrenal rhythm now, in just a few short months from now you can be fully recovered from Adrenal Fatigue and emerge this spring feeling better than you have felt in many many years!  Ready to eat lighter, sleep in a healthier pattern, lose weight, and move your body more.

Did you know that you can actually be in adrenal fatigue from birth?  It’s true.

But did you also know it’s fully reversible, no matter how long you’ve been living on fumes?  That’s also true, and I will help you get there.  Grab a spot in this class here and let’s repair your adrenals together

 

 

7.  Decrease EMF exposures

 

Decreasing the disruption to your health at night by decreasing your EMF exposures — removing those you can remove, decreasing those you can decrease, and shielding from those you can’t do anything about — will help your body truly restore it’s health during sleep.

I have a guide for you to help you do just that, without the overwhelm of “where to start!?!?!”

Hop over here for a blog post I wrote that gives you a free printable checklist on decreasing your body’s EMF exposures… especially crucial if you suspect you are EMF sensitive.

 

 

8.  Block Blue Light from reaching your eyes

 

Ok I’m a mother of two teenagers (oh my how the time has flown) and it’s just completely unrealistic for me to expect them not to use their computers to complete homework assignments, or use their phone to arrange plans with friends, or to use their televisions to unwind at night to catch up on their favorite TV shows or (in my son’s case) watch their favorite sports teams play.

That said, you can make the glow from these screens less disruptive to circadian rhythm simply by the compromise of wearing blue light filtering glasses, like these.

 

 

9.  Probiotics daily

 

The mind/gut connection is completely underrated.

Decreased gut flora has been linked with anxiety and probiotics are now shown to be a very effective treatment for both anxiety and depression, and as a bonus, they boost immunity.

My favorite way to reestablish a healthy gut balance is to kick start any probiotic regime with a 7 day intensive probiotic inoculation with Innate Response Flora 200-14 Seven Day Intensive treatment and I have those waiting for you in my online dispensary here:

 

 

 

10.  Melatonin At Dusk

 

The hormone that signals it is time to sleep for our body, our melatonin levels naturally decline with age.  I know some people avoid melatonin because they believe it decreases your body’s own production, but the truth is that the body naturally makes less and less over time, and is not likely to ever rebound production on it’s own anyway.  So if you find it hard to naturally  fall asleep, you can safely boost your own melatonin levels with a low dose melatonin supplement.  

But here is the key, that most people don’t know.  Most melatonin labels instruct you to take it one hour before bedtime.

Actually, the very best time to take melatonin is at dusk, as the sun starts going down.

 

It doesn’t matter if you don’t plan to go to bed for several more hours, still take it at dusk, that is the natural rhythm of melatonin production.

This one simple tweak can change everything for people who think melatonin doesn’t work for them.  Take it as the sun goes down and you will find that no matter when you finally go to bed that night, you are so much more aligned with falling asleep than you would every have been only taking melatonin an hour before bed.   By then, your body has missed the window of the natural circadian rhythm signaling that night is approaching.

I’ve found that patients can take a much much smaller effective dose of melatonin, sometimes as small as only 0.3 mg (instead of the usual 5 mg) as long as they are taking it right at dusk!

 

 

11.  L-Theanine at bedtime

 

GABA is the brain’s soothing neurotransmitter.

If you are have trouble with anxiety or racing thoughts at bedtime, you might feel the calming benefits of supplementing with a product containing L-Theanine, which crosses the blood brain barrier and converts to GABA to help relax over active thoughts.

You can find both my favorite melatonin supplements as well as my favorite L-theanine supplements in my pharmacy-grade, trusted online dispensary right here.

 

 

12.  Sleep Grounded nightly

 

To take your sleep resonance to the next level, you can combine your brain’s healing alpha sleep state with the Earth’s soothing Schulman frequency directly by grounding the body when sleeping with in indoor grounding product.

As I talk about in this blog post I wrote for you, it’s not just the sun that sets your day/night pattern but actually the earth itself directly does as well, so contact with the earth is just as important as daytime light to get your sleep patterns corrected.

While we sleep, we cycle through alpha sleep states and REM sleep states and each time we do we are held in beautiful resonance with the Earth’s healing energy.  This is one of the reasons why getting a good night’s sleep impacts our entire body from head to toe… because high quality sleep does everything from preserve our brain volume and function to enhancing weight loss!

I have invested a great deal of time and research creating the highest quality, most reliable, washable, and ethically respectful (crafted by hand right here in the USA!) grounding healing tools.  Tools like my eco-friendly organic hemp Grounding Mattress Panels.  Or sleep right on top of my Grounding Organic Fitted Sheets, or even sleep warmly curled up with my Organic Grounding Hot Water Bottle on your tummy or by your feet… warm, comforting, reliable grounding… complete with a machine washable cover.

 

13.  Sleep Shielded Nightly

 

If you lay in bed and still feel overstimulated, even after doing what you could off of your EMF Reduction Checklist (see idea #7, above) the next step would be to sleep under a shielding blanket or better yet, a shielding sleeping bag for 360 degrees of protection to all of your internal organs.

If you simply can’t turn off your router completely at night, or paint your entire bedroom with shielding paint, or hang a shielding canopy all around the bed (both the paint and the canopy run into the thousands of dollars and they are so cost prohibitive at this point that I don’t even use them myself and don’t yet carry them for my patients until they are a more reasonable price) then the most cost effective thing you can do is zip up into a shielding sleeping bag.

 

Ahh… the relief is immediate.

 

Similar to the relief I feel when I zip up in my shielding windbreaker before heading out the door for the day — you can feel your entire autonomic nervous system relax and appreciate the break from the onslaught of eSmog that is pervasive across the globe now.   You can find the blanket and sleeping bag and jacket all of my other favorite shielding tools right here.

 

14.  Get Up And Drink Magnesium If You Still Can’t Sleep.

 

Magnesium is very relaxing and because it helps your muscles relax and release, it is a wonderful nighttime drink.  On nights when I am feeling tense (especially helpful for anyone who grinds their teeth at night or has restless legs!) instead of laying in bed growing more and more frustrated, I break out of that rut by making myself a hot cup of water with a teaspoon of powdered magnesium drink mix stirred into it, found in my online dispensary as well.  

Just get up, take 10 minutes to sip your warm magnesium beverage, then settle back in and literally feel your muscles relax as you sink into bed more deeply.  There, isn’t that so much better?

 

 

 

I hope this information helps you positively impact your circadian rhythm, helps you boost your mood, remedy your sleep, even protect the longevity of your lifespan.

A good night’s sleep is absolutely crucial to maintaining wellness — one thing is for certain — your body needs good sleep to function over a lifetime!

xoxox, Laura

 

P.S. For more articles I’ve written on sleep health, click over to read:

 

Your Body Is Speaking To You (I’ll Show You How)

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Every single one of us can get intuitive information, but I meet so many people who don’t feel that they are intuitive. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Our bodies are always speaking to us about what is going on inside of us,

all we need to do is listen.

 

To me, intuition just means feeling connected to our inner guidance system.  We each have at least one intuitive center that we can lean on to get deeper knowings about our health, about how to  navigate relationships, or how to develop a soul career… in fact, there is no area of life where intuitive understanding can’t support us!

Today, let me walk you through how to figure out which way that intuitive information reaches you most easily.

Let’s figure out where your awareness lives!

 

 

 

 

Sit or lay down.  Take a big deep breath in, and release it slowly.

Enter a place where you are neutral and not forcing any particular outcome at all.

You are relaxing into the feeling of being a receptor, just receiving.  So this means:

  • you do not have to create any feelings
  • you don’t have to force any response
  • you do not have to come up with any answers
  • you don’t have to picture anything in your mind

 

Your job is only to be an active listener and feel in your body if you get a positive response at any time while connecting to these intuitive centers.

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Drop your awareness all the way down your spine.

 

Feel the connection you have with the floor underneath of you — how it is holding you up… supporting you.

Bring your awareness down to the base of your spine.  If you are sitting down, then feel down your back right into the area that you are sitting on.  If you are laying down, feel the lower most portion of your spine, right at the base of your glut muscles.

As you bring awareness to this portion of your body, ask yourself this:

  • Do you tend to get a knowing deep down in your bones?
  • Do you make decisions based on something indescribable all the way down to your core?
  • Do you ever use the phrase “I knew it in my bones.”
  • Do you ever get a feeling of deep comfort when making a decision?
  • Do you ever feel like sometimes your body moves itself when making decisions — like you are able to just watch it play out, knowing your body automatically makes the decision for you and moves when the time is right.

If this is how you tend to know when to say *YES* to a decision, then you are likely to be a grounded, rooted kinesthetic intuitive.

To access your natural intuitive abilities, you can focus on doing a body scan when making decisions or asking intuitive questions.

How your body responds — if you feel an itch, if you feel pain, if you feel your body tense up, if you feel your body relax, if you feel comfort or if you feel anxious after you ask yourself a question — a body scan is your go to tool for easily accessible intuitive information.

 

If you are a kinesthetic intuitive, making a decision based on which choice provides you with a deep seated level of COMFORT is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Next, move your awareness up to your lower abdomen, just below your belly button.

 

As you bring awareness to this portion of your body, ask yourself this:

  • Do you tend to get intuitive information flowing to you while you are creating?
  • Do you find that doodling, or painting, or drawing, or sewing or cooking or gardening or doing any creative hobby is when your best answers and solutions arise?
  • Do you find that sex or focusing on physical pleasure allows creative solutions to flow more easily?
  • Do you find that after a massage or love making that you are able to open up to creative solutions?
  • Do you find that when you are creating music or art or working on another hobby, time stands still?
  • Do you tend to follow your pleasure to know when to say yes to an opportunity?

 

If creativity or pleasure is the strongest intuitive guidepost for you, then you are also likely a kinesthetic intuitive, like the grounded kinesthetic we met in the last section, but this is a more action oriented intuitive, one that needs to be doing something physical in order to allow the intuitions free range to flow.

For these types of creative or sensual kinesthetic intuitives, it is imperative that they get body work and allow for open ended, non-goal oriented expression.

Expressing themselves without an end point (so painting freely, not because you are hired to create a painting for a customer) is how these kinesthetic intuitives allow the answers to rise up from within.

So, knowing this, when trying to access intuitive information these types of intuitives often get great success when asking a question and then getting active — taking a hot sensual bath, receiving a massage, doodling on a sketch pad.

This type of physical intuition can also be assessed by responding to temperature — “does the decision make you feel warmer or cooler?” can be a great intuitive tool for physical kinesthetic intuitives.

Visualizing a thermometer and how it goes up or down depending on your different choices and options, or simply feeling if your own body gets warmer or cooler in response to asking intuitive questions, can tell you everything you need to know about your best path!

Making a decision based on the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of PLEASURE (or delight!) is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

 

 

3. Next, let’s move the awareness up to your solar plexus.  This awareness center is in your upper abdomen, between your belly button and rib cage.

 

As you bring your awareness to this portion of your body, ask yourself this:

  • Do you ever get a strong gut knowing?
  • Do you know when to make a decision based on how it feels to you in your stomach?
  • Do you feel a sense of freedom or empowerment when you know you have made the *right* choice?
  • Do you get spontaneous answers and solutions best if you are exercising or totally enveloped in a task?
  • Do you prefer to take action — any action — instead of doing nothing when facing a choice?
  • Do you feel relief after making a decision, and would you rather make any decision than no decision at all?

 

If you know that you hit a home run when making a decision because you immediately feel in your gut that it’s the right call, then your type of intuition is through getting direct information into your solar plexus core.

It’s great to know if this is your intuitive type because those that receive gut knowings can work with this type of incoming information to go with their first, initial impression.

The gut response — quick, quiet, sure, immediate, direct knowledge — this is direct intuitive information. Gut intuitives should not deliberate or wait or weigh the pros and cons or over think decisions.

Gut intuitives get a distinct first impression that aligns them with the best possible outcome.

Waiting for more hits, second guessing the first gut response, letting the mind come in and overthink things, or dismissing the initial reaction and waiting for something bigger to come in can obscure intuitive information for these types.

Gut intuitives can work with their unique intuition flow by recognizing that the initial response is the most accurate, and they can carry a journal around to immediately jot down first impressions or desires, so that this direct intuitive information is not lost later on when second guessing or deliberating the decision.

They can also bring their awareness down to their solar plexus whenever faced with a decision, feeling whether there is an expansion (a yes) or a constriction (a no) in the solar plexus when asking for intuitive guidance.

 

Making a decision based on the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of POWER or FREEDOM is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

 

 

4. Next, let’s move our awareness up to the heart.  This intuitive center is right in the middle of your chest.

 

As you bring your awareness to this portion of your body, as yourself this:

  • Do you make most of your decisions based on emotion?
  • Do you feel like you’ve made all of the best decisions of your life based on it’s pull on your heart?
  • Do you feel that you can sense other peoples emotions, even when they are not physically present in front of you?
  • Do you feel so connected to others that you feel markedly drained or highly invigorated by spending time with them?
  • Can you have tears spring to your eyes simply by witnessing other people’s emotions?
  • Do you feel in your heart when you know exactly what you need to do?

 

If so, you are an emotional intuitive.

If intuitions come to you most easily through your heart energy center, then you can use your emotional guidance scale to make intuitive decisions.

You can feel in your heart when you align, or do not align, with a particular decision.

You can often sense a feeling of fullness in your chest or a lifted vibration when an option is intuitively right, and you can sense a heaviness or a subdued vibration when an option is not in your highest alignment.

Emotional intuitives can often feel the emotions of others, which sometimes helps in intuitive decision making because you can be privy to information that other people are trying to conceal.

Often emotional intuitives just *know* when other people are lying.

To help them use their heart to help them make big life decisions, emotional intuitives can imagine a cord leading from their heart to each particular decision, and follow the one that makes the strongest and most positive connection.

Visualizing a heart centered connection is a fabulous tool for emotional intuitives to use when trying to obtain the clearest intuitive picture.

 

Making a decision based on the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of LOVE and CONNECTION is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

 

5. Next, let’s move our awareness up to the throat.  This intuitive center is in the center of your neck, in your throat.

 

As you bring your awareness to this portion of your body, ask yourself this:

  • Do you ever use talking or journalling to make big decisions?
  • Do you ever use singing to de-stress or to amp up your energy before tackling a big task?
  • Do you hum or whistle a lot?
  • Do you like to make a list of pros and cons, do you like to talk big decisions through, do you prefer to bounce your ideas off of others?
  • Do you feel like you get your best and most clear *YES* by talking out loud about your options and as you speak about each option, the decision becomes clear?

 

If journalling and using the written word or speaking out loud to hear your inner voice helps you to get that intuitive hit of clarity, then you are likely adept at connecting to your inner voice to get intuitive information.

For people who connect most easily with their inner truth through the use of vocal or written expression, it helps to simply get your mind out of the way and let the words arise in a free flow format — whether by talking out loud or stream-of-conscious writing.

If you have this as your most easily accessible form of intuition, it might help you to begin each day writing a page or two uncensored in a journal, or ending the day this way.

It might also help for you to talk out loud to yourself when making big decisions, instead of quietly thinking.

Go outside for a walk or get into your car and go on a drive — talking out loud the entire way.

Other techniques that can help are to use chanting, humming, singing and even simply whistling to help intuitive information flow through the throat chakra to be picked up faster.

 

Making a decision based on the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of TRUTH is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

 

 

6. Next, let’s move our awareness up to your mind’s eye.  This intuitive center is in the center of your forehead.

 

As you bring your awareness to your mind’s eye, ask yourself this:

  • Do you ever get sudden pictures or images that seemingly come out of nowhere?
  • Do you have a little voice in your head that allows you to make quick decisions (like which street to take when you are driving or to wake up at a certain time in the morning)?
  • Do you ever see energy around others?
  • Do you ever get distinct impressions or visions in your mind’s eye?
  • Have you always been thought of as having an *active imagination* as a child?
  • Do you get mental images that are seemingly co-incidental to reality — for example, you think of someone and then they call you later that day?

 

This is the most traditional way that intuitive information comes in… yet most of us filter out this information automatically, without even realizing we are filtering it out.

If you are a visual or auditory intuitive, you are still open to getting this information without filtering it out!  Go you! This is awesome. Keep a journal and record all messages and visualizations as they come.

Make sure to express gratitude for these intuitions and to not discount them.

Receive them and acknowledge them… acknowledging and recording the intuitive information you get is the best way to keep strengthening your gift.

 

Making a decision based the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of WISDOM is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

7. Lastly, let’s move our awareness up to the very top of your head.

 

As you bring your awareness to this area, ask yourself:

  • Do you get your best intuitive information through dreams?
  • Do you have vivid dreams, instructive dreams, dreams where you receive information or dreams where you get to speak to loved ones who have passed?
  • Do you wake up knowing what to do better than when you went to sleep the night before?
  • Do you feel like one of the best things you can do when facing an important decision is to sleep on it?
  • Do you find more clarity after taking a quick cat nap?
  • Do you enjoy mediation?
  • Do you feel comfortable in silence?
  • Do you often prefer to take a break and leave a stressful environment than stay in the struggle of it?

 

If so, your skill is silencing your brain to receive intuitive information that is intuitively guided.

These intuitive types can be the opposite of the gut intuitives — instead of acting on that very first gut feeling they have, often they need to take the time to let a day or two pass before making a big decision.

Sleep allows for information to integrate and process, and for intuitives that allow divine information to come in when the brain is most receptive and relaxed can be their smartest intuitive move.

These types of intuitives should absolutely have a dream journal by their bedside and should get into the habit of recording feelings, thoughts, words, images and sensations that they have while they are still in that open hypnagogic state, before becoming fully alert.

While in the hypnagogic state, your intuition can access information that is closed to it when the mind returns to it’s daytime state.

Another great tool for these types of intuitives is to work with meditation, as deep meditative states induce the same type of brain frequencies that deep sleep induces.

Even deeply relaxing yoga states can create this type of open brain function, and grounding (touching the earth directly) can help enhance this as well, particularly when you sleep, it will prolong the amount of time you are in that deep open restorative sleep state.

The core of the earth, the mind in restorative sleep, and the mind in a deep meditative state all resonate at the same frequency (the Schumann frequency) and you can use your ability to receive intuitive information while in that open frequency by utilizing all three modalities to make decisions: sleep, meditation, and earthing.

 

Making a decision based on the choice that provides you with a deep seated feeling of UNITY is your most accurate *YES*.

 

 

No matter which way you resonated with receiving intuitive info as you read through this list, you absolutely can use your body to feel your way to your best decision making.

Whether that’s for your health or any other decisions in your life (big or small….) get used to dropping your awareness into your body and feeling your way towards an answer.

 

For more information on discerning the difference between the over-thinking monkey mind and true intuitive guidance, watch this video I made for you right here

— it’s every bit as relevant as it was when I recorded it many  years ago for you!

 

xoxoxo, Laura

 

 

 

5G: The Good News and the Bad News (there is good news!)

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5G:  You may love or you may hate the advancement in technology that higher speeds might bring, but no matter how you feel about the tech, you are right to be concerned about the health ramifications.

 

 

Although the increase in the EMF and radiation exposures will have ramifications on humans, animals, vegetation and the environment of our planet earth, I am going to focus today on the health effects of 5G on the human body.

I get emails from worried readers constantly, like this one:

 

Do you have any advise on the soon coming 5G that will be raining down on us from 20,000 satellites and millions of street boosters by 2020?  Yesterday I listened to a couple of videos on “Micowave warfare expert Jerry Flynn on 5G & EMF” and “The EMF Apocalypse”.   – C.S.

 

Well guess what?  

I have positive, uplifting news to share with you about that.

 

 

So in today’s blog post, I’m going to share with you the reassuring good news, do a quick overview on some of the concerns to be aware of, and then finish with a great list of resources on actionable things you can do to protect yourself, decrease your own toxic EMF exposures and boost your own body’s inner resilience.
So let me give you my take on this growing concern, with an emphasis on positive solutions.
First things first:

It’s not all bad news.

 

The newer technology of 5G uses some of the frequencies that we are already exposed to because they are the frequencies that current cell phones already use (in the 400 MHz – 7,000 MHz range) and then it also uses an extremely high frequency band in the 24 GHz – 52 GHz and higher range.

The good news about the extremely high frequency of 5G cell phone radiation (the 24 GHz to 52 GHz range) is that it does not penetrate your body further than your skin.

The wavelength of this type of radiation is so short, it has very low penetration potential, reaching into the skin only.

Medical studies show this wavelength penetrates the skin anywhere from 0.4 mm (conservative measurements) to 0.75 mm (highest measurements.)

Here is a figure I am sharing that sums this up nicely — taken from a comprehensive review article presented at the International Conference on Communications in June 2015.  In it, you can see that above 20 GHz, the penetration depth is very shallow.  In fact, anything above 10 GHz can not reach past your dermis:

 

 

 

 

So this is great news, because as you go out and about during your day exposed to radiation that unfortunately you can’t control, that has and is being installed without our consent across our entire country, at least you can feel comforted that the additional radiation that 5G is adding to our exposures is basically “only” skin deep.

But I say “only” with quotation marks around it, because skin deep is still a massive full body exposure, which accounts for why people who are ElectroHyperSensitive (EHS) have all kinds of reactions where they can literally feel the radiation throughout their entire body.

Pounding heartbeat, headache and brain fog, exhaustion, pain, decreased immune function, even higher rates of cancer over time… it’s a real thing.

 

 

 

 

That’s because the small penetration of radiation into the skin is enough to affect, in turn, every single organ system in your body.

Although the skin keeps super high frequencies from going deeper into the body, if the skin is affected, every organ in your body is affected.

The 0.4 mm – 0.75 mm penetration depth is enough to reach past the top layer of skin (the epidermis) into the deeper skin layers (the dermis.)

Here is an example.

In the breast, the skin turns from epidermis to dermis at only 0.16 mm deep, so the radiation is definitely reaching the dermal layer of your skin.  However, your dermis and epidermis together on the breast is actually almost 6 mm thick, radiation at this frequency is not actually directly reaching your breast tissue.

It’s a similar story on your abdomen — radiation is reaching the dermis after traveling only 0.15 mm through the epidermis, but luckily the dermal layer is another 5.2 mm thick so that no direct radiation at this frequency actually reaching your GI tract or internal organs.

So while it is not magically bouncing of the very top layer of dead keratinized skin on the very outer surface of your skin (as some advocates for 5G want you to believe) the truth is that it is actually going into the epidermis and dermis and being neutralized by your skin… but not penetrating any further.

 

 

 

 

 

But there is (unavoidably) some bad news. 

 

Your skin is your body’s largest organ.  It weighs the most (about 8 lbs of you is just your skin!) and it’s about 22 square feet of you.  Your skin represents and protects every organ in your entire body.

It has nerve endings that go directly up to your brain… that’s why you may feel tingling and/or pain if you are EHS, and why you might develop a headache or have migraines triggered after radiation exposures.

It’s why your brain might become overstimulated while you are out and about amidst all the cellular and WiFi signals all day long, and why you might experience fibromyalgia or other heightened pain states after prolonged exposures.

Your skin has blood vessels that run through your entire dermis and epidermis, called capillaries, which bring mast cells, macrophages, red blood cells, immune cells and other cells (plus the plasma of the blood) right up to your skin to be radiated by 5G and other radiation sources.

These irradiated blood cells and immune cells then go right back to your heart, circulate to every other organ system in your body, and you can feel sick, flush, have a pounding heart rate and/or rapid, shallow breathing.

Some people get really hot and dizzy because you have this radiation running throughout your skin and exposing all the nerves and blood to this radiation while it is being neutralized in the skin.

Your lymphatic system flows through your skin as well.  In fact, there are more T cells (a lymphocyte that has immune function) in your skin then there is in your entire blood stream.  So your immune system and your lymphatic system are both exposed to this 5G radiation (and other sources of radiation) all day long, even though 5G doesn’t technically absorb past the skin.

So with chronic exposures, your immune system is stressed out and you may find yourself picking up on colds and illnesses more frequently, feel run down, or feel bloated, stagnant, fatigued.  Over time, your stressed out immune system could give rise to more frequent auto-immune disorders, and even cancers.

Did you know even emotional stress can increase the rate of auto-immune disorders and cancers?  It does.  (For more on that, and to reverse this damage, join my upcoming Trauma Recovery & Resiliency Class which runs next month.)

Even muscles are represented in your skin, as there are arrector pili muscles that make your goosebumps rise… so literally every major organ system in your body, is represented by the skin: your brain, your circulatory system, your lymphatic system, your immune system, and your muscles.

 

This is why you can have whole body symptoms from prolonged 5G exposures — even in the higher 24+ Hz band frequencies, even though  this radiation is never penetrating any deeper than, at most, 0.75 mm around the outside of your body.

 

 

 

 

Your skin is your largest organ system and it’s your protector.

I know I don’t want to use the largest, biggest organ I have in my body — one that connect to every other organ system in my entire body — to constantly neutralize the radiation pelting it.

So although I truly, firmly believe that 5G radiation only penetrates us skin deep, and our skin does an AMAZING, thankless, round-the-clock job of protecting us, we can still have long term lasting health effects that we just don’t want or need.

 

So now for some solutions.  

 

We want to deal with this ever-increasing, ambient, background electrical smog that
we are exposed to every day by protecting ourselves from it.  And here is the good news… we can.

 

 

 

 1.  Remove what exposures you can.

 

Move gaming systems and charging cords out of your bedroom.  Remove corded phones and go back to using old fashioned corded phones if you can.  Put your cell phone on airplane mode when you are carrying it on your body or in your pocket or purse.  Turn off your WiFi at night if you can.  Use a hardwired Ethernet cable if you can.

Make car time cell phone free time — this is a great rule to instill in children of all ages as well!  Give them supreme rights to choose what music you listen to (yes even if you hate their music, let car time be music time, not screen time!)  Only radio and family talking in the car, and you’ll find you can use the time for bonding, not for getting lost in a cell phone.  Trust me, when they become teenagers and are starting to drive, you’ll be so glad they have not coupled car use with cell phone use.

Institute family game nights weekly that use board games instead of electronic gaming systems.  Yes, there are some families out there that still play board games, Jenga, cards, etc… (my teens still do!)

Make sure every single person in your family nurtures at least one non-electronic passion… from reading physical (paper!) books to playing basketball outside to cycling to joining in on a Zumba class at the local Y.  More on this in an upcoming blog post about protecting your children from radiation exposures.  But all the advice still applies to adults, and that means you!

 

 


 

 

2.   Reduce what exposures you can.

 

For example, read this blog post I wrote on how to use a cell phone more safely.  Or print out this free printable checklist I created for you on 25 ways to reduce radiation exposures in your home.

 

 

 

 

3.   Shield yourself from exposures you can’t mitigate.

 

Because these higher frequencies that 5G towers and boosters are going to add to the environment around you have very low penetration potential, they are very easy to shield.  Woot!  All we need to do is be as mindful about shielding from 5G frequencies as we are from UV radiation when we go outside and we can still navigate this world in a healthy way.

You already know that being outside in the sun all day long means that your skin is absorbing the UV rays (which comes with a host of health concerns) while your skin is actually preventing the UV rays from reaching deeper into our bodies (protecting our other organ systems.)

This is the exact same model we can use for protecting against 5G.

 

We just have to be smart and aware about knowing that there are other sources of radiation exposures too.  It’s not just the sun anymore.

But even so, if you read my blog you already know that a recent medical study showed that it’s healthier to go outside and get daily sun exposure than stay indoors, because time spent in the sun actually increases longevity.  

In a similar way, I don’t want you to feel like you have to go into hiding if and when 5G comes to your home town.  By simply adding on some radiation protective elements to your lifestyle you can protect your body just like you do when you put sunscreen on.

Wearing radiation protective clothing on our bodies and using radiation deceasing tools inside our homes (such as radiation shields to put around our router boxes and bedside shields to place our cell phones behind while we sleep) will go a long way to decreasing your exposures.

You can even sleep inside of a shielding sleeping bag or under a shielding blanket all night long.

These are all super simple protective measures that everyone can do, and will become as mainstream as applying sunscreen when spending a day outside under the sun.

You don’t have to wait for it to become mainstream to follow what other people are doing, you can do it first and be an inspirational leader in protecting your health and the health of your loved ones.

 

 

 

4.  Boost your health in other ways.

 

Now is the time to throw out all your toxic household cleaners, toxic body care products, consume organic produce and non-GMO foods, filter your drinking water, get nice deep restorative sleep, and get grounded directly to the earth whenever you can.  By focusing on what you can immediately do to boost your health and resiliency with high quality sleep, high quality food, high quality water, fresh air and exercise… you become internally healthier and better able to withstand stressful outer environments.

 

As the 2016 EUROPAEM EMF exposure guidelines state:

“Anything that supports homeostasis will increase a person’s resilience against disease and thus against the adverse effects of EMF exposure.”

 To that I say AMEN.

 

So when you feel overwhelmed or depressed by all the fear-based health scares and information out there about how this entire world is going to hell in a handbasket… focus on what you can control, which is to put some time and energy into boosting your own personal health in other ways:

 

  • Don’t drink enough water?  Put a water filtration system right out on your kitchen counter and drink a big glass every single time you walk by it.
  • Don’t exercise enough?  Start and end every single day with a walk.
  • Don’t sleep well?  Take immediate measures to change that — put on blue light blocking glasses after dinner and wear them through bedtime, take melatonin, use a light box every morning to reset your internal clock, and even go see your physician for a sleep study to see if a CPAP machine (or other sleep intervention) is right for you.
  • Don’t eat well?  Start fasting for 13 hours every night, wake up and take some amazing and powerfully supportive holistic supplements to boost your nutrient and mineral intake, and start bringing lunches from home instead of eating out.
  • Start reading books at night instead of watching TV.
  • Stop multitasking and let your brain focus on just one task at a time.
  • Start taking nightly epsom salt bath soaks.
  • Start going to your community sauna each week to relax tense muscle and boost your health (as I blog about here, routine sauna increases life span!)
  • Join a spiritual support group or get serious about finding a church or synagogue or meditation center that feels right the moment you walk in the doors.
  • Join a trauma healing class to let go of deep, buried and old emotional and physical wounds that are affecting your current health.
  • Breathe more deeply.  It only take 3 deep breaths to literally boost the function of your heart and other crucial internal organs.  Take 3 deep breaths right now.  I walk you through it right here in this video.  Feel that?  Do it daily.
  • Stop using social media and reach out to your real life friends to set up a weekly date.
  • Pretty sure you are ElectroHyperSensitive (EHS?)  Print out the resources on this page to take to your physician to get the support you need.

 

And on and on and on.  There is always something you can do to feel better, and better and better.

For weekly tips on how to continue to boost the natural, innate health we all have inside of us, sign up for my newsletter and I’ll continue to supply you with fabulous healing ideas that are all positive and encouraging, never discouraging or fear based.

I’ll also continue to post new videos that demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate grounding and other fun, uplifting holistic healing modalities into your modern lifestyle on my YouTube channel here (subscribe to get notified when new videos come out!)

 

And in the end, all in all, this is a testimony to how innately resilient human beings are.

 

Because there are people living in the highest high rise in the most radiation dense city environments, being pelted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, eating nothing but processed foods and smoking and never exercising and still they live full long lives.

So know that we are really innately meant to be here, living on this planet, and lean into that knowing.

We are resilient, we are adaptable, we are capable of expansion and growth and creativity and love and joy and ultimately, of vibrantly living.

 

 

 

I’m here to help cheer you on as we all figure this out together… and we will!

xoxoxo, Laura

 

P.S.  Want to come meet me in person to talk about this?

Join me in Greenville, S.C. on Sept 24th at 5:30 PM for a 5G Technology Evening… sign up for more details here:

FREE: 5G Conference — See you there!

 

 

8 Ways To Make Grounding Instantly Easier, More Powerful

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Today I want to share with you a super informal video I made for you.

It’s perfect for anyone who is sick of hearing:

just go barefoot!

 

Well what if you don’t want to go barefoot?

What if the ground outside your home is littered, hazardous, sprayed with chemicals and pesticides, full of fire ant mounds or rocks or broken glass?

What if you have mobility issues, what if you can’t stand or walk, what if you are recovering from a major illness and the thought of going barefoot is so overwhelming you’d rather not ground at all?

Or what if you work all day every day and can’t get your feet dirty?  What if your break is only 5 minutes a day and it’s not enough time to even take off your shoes?

 

There are alternatives.  

 

You can ground through your hands, you can ground through other outdoor items beside the ground, and you can also prep your body so that you are actually more conductive.

Here are 8 alternative ways — that I demonstrate myself for you — to get grounded… how many of these tips and tricks do you already know?

 

 

(to watch video on YouTube, click here!)

 

 

Here are a few of the take away points of the video, plus helpful links:

 

 1.  All Skin Grounds You!

 

This means, it absolutely does not have to be through your feet at all.  A fingertip touching a rock, a bare shoulder resting against a tree in the shade, your nose touching a flower petal as you breathe it in… all of these instantly ground you from head to toe.

Even if you are on a blanket or a towel, just trailing one fingertip over the edge grounds your entire body every bit as much as if you were standing fully barefoot in grass:

 

 

 

 

2.   A Small Surface Area Is As Grounding As A Large Surface Area!

 

If you don’t believe me, you can grab a grounding test meter right here and test it for yourself.

If you touch the smallest bit of skin to the earth you are grounded throughout your entire body instantly, just as much as if you were rolling around naked in the dirt with full body contact.

That’s because your entire body is conductive through and through — every single cell — so grounding is just as simple as turning on a light switch.  The instant you flip the light on, you instantly fill the room with light.  That’s what grounding one part of your body does to your entire body… immediately, your entire body is grounded.

Because one small millimeter of skin can fully ground you inside and out, through and through, this means you can stay fully covered and shielded from UV rays in the summer (and insulated and warm from frostbite in the winter) simply by leaving one little fingertip or toe out.

So consider wearing fingerless gloves in the winter to utilize your hands, and toeless socks in the summer (so you can quickly slip off a shoe to ground on a lunch break at work) to get your grounding fix directly with the earth:

 

Find fingerless gloves here.

 

 

Find toeless socks in a variety of colors here.

 

3.  The Entire Earth Can Ground You!  

 

It’s not just dirt and grass that can ground you, everything rooted and living on the crust of the earth is grounded.  And so are many surfaces that are lying on top of the earth, like water, rocks, and cement.

So if you don’t feel like getting your feet muddy and dirty and sandy, you don’t have to.

The tree you walked past, the rock you are sitting on, the cement sidewalk you are standing on, the flower you just smelled, the bushes you trailed your fingertips along… these are all clean grounding sources.

Everything grounding and rooted in the earth is grounded, all rocks and cement surfaces that are poured on the earth are fully grounded, and all beautiful clean fresh water sources on the ground are grounded too!

Clean, simple, easy to touch, and feet stay fresh!  Think about your living and work areas each day.  Do you have any access to directly touch:

  • Trees
  • Bushes
  • Flowers
  • Concrete
  • Cement
  • Sidewalks
  • Rocks
  • Water

 

Here are some pictures of me touching the earth without getting dirty in mud, sand or dirt.  All of these surfaces are grounding me even though I’m not getting dirty…

…maybe some will give you an idea to grab some quick clean grounding moments today:

 

 

 

4.   You Can Prep Your Body To Maximize Grounding!

 

By removing any dead skin, making sure your skin is moist and hydrated, making sure you are not mineral depleted, and making sure you drink a big glass of water so you are well hydrated internally before grounding, you can maximize how quickly and how easily your body gets grounded through contact with the earth outdoors.

Here are some of the helpful grounding body tools I demonstrate for you in the video above, all in one place:

 

 

 

A file to remove thick calluses, a dry brush to remove dead skin from body, mineral lotion to boost skin conductivity, and more!  (If you are looking for the mineral lotion separately, click here.)

 

 

 

The best water filter I’ve ever used… to keep your body hydrated and pure without all the fluoride, chlorine, aluminum, perchlorate, lead, mercury, pesticides, drugs, bacteria, viruses, parasites and other microbes that are common in public drinking water.

Many of these (like perchlorate and teflon) are not ever tested for in the public water supply, and some are even added directly by the water treatment facility (like fluoride, trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.).

You definitely don’t want that in your body, or in your child’s body.  Here’s how I filter out these chemicals and contents for my own family.

 

 

Lastly, my online dispensary  has the Mineral Drops I recommend most, waiting to remineralize you and boost your body’s conductivity!

 

I hope this list of alternative tips and tricks, beyond just “go barefoot!” (which is all I ever hear all over the internet in grounding circles,) was super helpful…

…and that you share it with everyone you know who resists grounding because they don’t like to, can’t, or won’t go barefoot!

xoxox, Laura

Trauma Changes The Health Of Your Body, But It’s Reversible

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