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Bach Flower Remedies

This handy Remedy Chooser helps you choose the right Bach Flower remedies. In the ’20s and ’30s, Welsh homeopathic physician Dr. Edward Bach discovered a system of 38 flower tinctures which help alleviate your particular flavor of anxiety. He believed that attitude plays a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness—mental or physical. These inexpensive remedies work by energetically treating core emotional issues rather than disease symptoms. Still produced from local flowers and plants at Dr. Bach’s home in Mount Vernon, England, they are sold in over 66 countries. I found them profoundly useful in my own healing and recommend their use as a calming support to psychotherapy—a side-effect-free alternative to costly psycho-pharmaceuticals with their sometimes uncomfortable side effects. Warning: if you are allergic to alcohol, select the alcohol-free version.

Cannabis study

So glad cannabis is now legal is Washington State, so research can be done to discover its positive and negative effects and, hopefully, synthesize the good compounds out of it. There are over 400 compounds in cannabis in its raw form. Some good, some bad. Most people know smoking one joint is equal to five cigarettes in its cancer causing capabilities, but now we can start having serious conversations about long-term mental health effects. Check my How I Work page for more information..

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Based in Washington, the CSPI has been at the forefront of major challenges to the food industry since its founding in 1971. Loads of good info about the dangers of ingesting highly-processed food-like commodities.

DrugDangers.com 

In the US alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs, more than the combined number who reported abusing cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroin. Part of DrugDangers.com’s mission is to spread awareness about abuse of prescription drugs. The website offers free information about drugs and medical products that can cause serious addiction, injury, or even death.

Dynamic Paths

Dr. Kristin Allot ND is a naturopathic doctor of renown located in Lynnwood, WA. If you can get yourself to Lynnwood and if you can get an appointment with the popular Dr. Allot, it is well worth the drive or the wait. Among her specialties are safe titration from psychopharmaceuticals and nutrition for better mental health. And if I was dueling with diabetes or obesity, she certainly would be my doc of choice!

InnerWave Neurofeedback Center

According to Joan Cross at InnerWave, neurofeedback retrains brainwaves to release upset patterns and transform them into more stable, efficient, organized patterns. Kind of like squelching a mental tornado or calming down a neuronal brain quake, the brain has a tendency to heal turbulence when it gets the information that there is nothing to be upset about in the present. Based on the latest neuroscience of complexity theory, neurofeedback is non-invasive, drug free and does not change your brain, it just helps your brain calm down its glitches. This was certainly my experience. Recommended for those suffering from PTSD, ADHD/ADD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Panic and Uncontrollable Rage among other issues. Tell Joan, Morgan sent you!

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Many folks do not realize that silver amalgam fillings are half mercury which is more toxic than lead or arsenic. They’re not really something you want in your mouth if you are trying maintain good mental health. The IAOMT dentists use materials and procedures that are healthier for their patients and the environment. Contact the IAOMT for a dentist near you.

Shifa Health Clinic

Shifa Health Clinic Mount Vernon is the psychiatry clinic I refer folks to for medication management or assistance with titration from psych meds. I am associated with the clinic in that it does insurance credentialing and billing for me. Lovely humans and first-rate psychiatry professionals, “shifa” means “health” in Sanskrit.

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America

As a former member of Tsubaki Shrine, I was grateful to be able to participate in ancient Shinto ceremonies that follow the cycle of the seasons. The purpose of the ceremonies is to energetically purify oneself and receive new Ki from Great Nature. Tsubaki America is a branch of Tsubaki O Kami Yashiro in Mie Prefecture, one of the oldest Jinja Shinto shrines in Japan with a history of over 2000 years.

Shinto developed as an expression of the deep intuitive connection with Divine Nature experienced by human beings in ancient Japan. As a natural spirituality, it is based on our harmonious primal relationship with the “infinite restless movement of Great Nature.” Contact Reverend Barrish, Gugi of Tsubaki America at kannushi@tsubakishrine.org to obtain more information or arrange for a visit.

WholeApproach.com

WholeApproach.com is a supplier of probiotic supplements. I’ve used its SBX daily for over a decade. These homeostatic soil organisms are helpful bacteria humans once consumed daily in fresh vegetables, but have been killed off by modern agribusiness practices. They reportedly restore iron levels; optimize nutrient assimilation and cellular anti-oxidant levels; and boost immune function by stimulating the production of antibodies and natural anti-viral interferons. They also help balance pH and produce vital hormones, vitamins and enzymes. But most important to my way of thinking is that they help heal an intestinal lining damaged by modern diet, so we can get nutrition from the food we eat. I’ve personally discovered they aid enormously in overcoming depression. I can only guess why…

The Year of Rumi

For the last 15 years while drinking my morning tea, I have randomly opened The Essential Rumi poetry interpreted by poet Coleman Barks to receive a teaching du jour. The results are routinely precise in addressing my psycho-emotional-spiritual needs of the moment.

When the Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi left this life at sunset in southern Turkey on December 17, 1273, he had, besides setting dervishes whirling, composed over 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast epic called the Mathnawai. A Year of Rumi, an on-line “course” from scholar Andrew Harvey. It provides a hand-selected poem from Rumi’s life work every day for the next year (365 poems total.) Harvey only asks that you pay, at least, $1.00 for this service. A pretty good deal if you ask me…

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