Crusaders for Health Newsletter: Edition 16
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Elena is the producer and host of the Mental Health Masterclass, Inflammation Masterclass, Mastering Trauma Masterclass, The Leaky Brain Summit, Your Brain & Mental Health: What They Aren’t Telling You, and the all new Beyond The Pill Masterclass, plus the TribeTalk Podcast. Find information on these topics and more relevant to your health and holistic healing at ModernHolisticHealth.com.
MTHFR has been a common buzzword for the last few years. Many people believe it’s these methylation genes that are responsible for the colossal rise in so many diseases and serious health conditions like:
→ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
→ Multiple Sclerosis
→ Chronic Inflammation
→ Bipolar Disorder
→ Blood clots
→ Chemical Sensitivity
→ Brain fog
→ Low energy
→ Insomnia and other sleep issues→ …And many other conditions
While variations in MTHFR genes (or mutations as many know them) can contribute to these serious conditions, they may not be the bad guys or the sole cause of why you may struggle with brain-related issues or other symptoms or conditions.
First, let’s zoom out and look at the bigger picture to understand how the concept of epigenetics works and how to approach using your genetic blueprint as a roadmap in your healing plan of action.
First of all, our genes are not our fate!
In fact, only 1% of diseases can be blamed on our genetic factors. This means we can no longer blame our genes for our health issues because updated science now proves that 99% of the time, WE HAVE CONTROL OVER HOW OUR GENES FOR WORK FOR OR AGAINST US!
Your commitment to self-love in your healing journey
by Ann Hutyra, Lead Biological Health Coach
I hope you are all having a blessed 2023 so far! As we recently celebrated the popular Valentine’s Day in February, many focused on the LOVE they have in their life. That might have looked like romantic love, the love between you and your gal pals, or the love you share with your kids, parents, or siblings. For many of us, February was also a great time to be reminded of the love we have for ourselves.
If you ask 100 people for a definition of self-love, you will likely get 100 different answers. And every single one of them is right! It doesn’t really matter HOW you practice self-love – as long as you practice it on a regular basis. For many of our clients, the act of practicing self-love can be challenging. If you’ve been chronically sick for a while, it can be hard to find the energy and motivation to do something for yourself outside of just making it through the day. Not to mention being stuck in the mindset of being sick – which can make it hard to find joy in small acts of self-love.
If this resonates with you, I invite you to focus this year, in 2023, on really honing in on what self-love means to you – and come up with an action plan on how you plan to make self-love a regular part of your routine. Here are a few of my personal favorite acts of self-love, and how I implement them.
Are you curious how knowing more about your genes can help you optimize your health? In this episode of TribeTalk, Dr. V and Ann dive into epigenetics with Dr. J Dunn. Dr. Dunn has been practicing natural medicine for over 30 years, and is passionate about helping people learn more about their genetic blueprint. Her drive to understand true causes and her passion for helping those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and attention issues have led her to create a program called MyHappyGenes.
Dr. J Dunn has been practicing natural medicine for over 30 years. She is a Chiropractic Physician and certified in Functional Medicine and is an internationally known lecturer on Genetics and Nutrition. Teaching physicians around the world on how to use genetic information to get to the underlying causes of disease.
Did you know that dopamine is a chemical found naturally in your human body, and that a dopamine deficiency may be related to medical conditions like depression and Parkinson’s disease?
Take control of your health and learn what you can do, and not do, to ensure your body can maintain this critical balance of dopamine.
This month’s featured program is a part of my mission to spread lifesaving truths around the world. Together we can help as many people as possible to get their health back, their lives back, and live their lives with all the love, joy, health, and vitality they desire.
Remember, your health is in YOUR hands. So join me for some TV viewing time in the evenings to watch this month. Let’s kick up our feet, relax, learn how to be our own guarantee in life, and let’s thrive and heal together!
Dr. Elena Villanueva
There are many root causes of low energy, ranging from having hormonal or thyroid imbalances, to blood sugar dysregulation, adrenal fatigue, infections, to chemical and mold toxins – but did you know that the way you breathe can also contribute to a host of symptoms and conditions including low energy?
At Modern Holistic Health, we know how critical breath is to healing, health, and vitality. This is why we incorporate one of the top breath therapy practitioners in the country to work with our clients. We even have foundational breathwork included in our Mind | Body | Energy Program because we know how people change their breathing patterns when they have been sick for a long time, and we know how important it is to re-teach our clients how to breathe for healing and health.
But learning how to use various breathing techniques isn’t just important for those who have been chronically ill for years… it’s beneficial for ALL of us! In fact, I personally have experienced the amazing benefits of breathwork and so has most of our team!
If you are looking for the little but powerful things you can do to improve your performance, decrease unnecessary stress, and help optimize your body, just 10 minutes of breathwork each day can really make a difference!
I’m incredibly excited to share a new live virtual event with you from energy expert Ari Whitten. He’s teaching a new system that he says is “the single fastest method to increase energy levels that I’ve found in 25 years of studying health science.”
You can sign up HERE.
In this live virtual event happening tonight, Thursday, March 9th at 4:30 pm PT, he’s giving away the secrets of how to use specific breathing practices such as:
→ How to measure your body’s vitality/energy with a simple 1-minute test
→ Rewire your nervous system out of stress mode and dramatically decrease anxiety levels
→ The 4 keys to optimal breathing (and how to rewire your brain into doing it automatically)
→ Why dysfunctional breathing is a common cause of brain fog and mood problems (and how to fix it)
→ Why breathing practices are often the secret key to helping you sleep deeper than you have since you were a kid
→ A powerful 10-minute morning routine that dramatically increases energy levels
Have you wondered what things you can do to maintain or improve your bone health as you age?
My friend Kevin Ellis (also known as The Bone Coach™) is hosting a F.REE Stronger Bones Masterclass that will uncover the secrets for building strong bones—
So you don’t have to worry about fractures slowing you down and preventing you from living the active life you desire!
Through a unique 3-step process and world-class coaching programs, Kevin and his team of credentialed experts have helped people in over 1500+ cities around the world get confident in their stronger bones plan.
At this masterclass, you’ll learn:
→ The one thing bone density scans miss that doctors don’t seem to be concerned about
→ 5 action steps to boost bone health without leaving home
→ Why natural AND conventional approaches often FAIL even the most committed, strong bone health seekers
→ The #1 MISTAKE many people make with osteopenia and osteoporosis (it can cause lengthy setbacks)
→ The unexpected connection between water and low bone density
→ The essential “tools” used by Osteoporosis “Thrivers”
→ The surprising reason why many people don’t have a shot at better bone density (and how to avoid being one of them)
→ The 4 “internal disruptors” that prevent salads, smoothies, and supplements from making ANY impact on bone health
→ Why a faulty “bone plan” now can lead to debilitating fractures and even loss of independence later in life
To better health and stronger bones
Having a mutation in the MTHFR gene can result in mild to severe impairment of how well the MTHFR enzyme performs.
An MTHFR deficiency may lead to hyperhomocysteinemia and a host of symptoms and conditions like:
→ Coronary heart disease/stroke
→ Preeclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnant women)
→ Birth defects including neural tube defects
BioOne Sciences Methylation Activation is designed to support the MTHFR mutation AND ensure your body gets the specialized folate, B6, and B12 it needs to support your cellular and organ function.
Even if you don’t have the MTHFR gene mutation, or you are not sure because you haven’t tested for it, this formula is designed to provide potent therapeutic doses of both folate and B12 that any adult can easily and efficiently benefit from.
BioOne Sciences Methylation Activation contains vitamin B12, B6, and 5-MTHF – essential nutrients for cell production as well as maintenance of the immune and nervous systems.
Plus, its fast-dissolving tablets will ensure that these ingredients are delivered quickly to where they can be most effective in supporting optimal health.
Just 2 Methylation Activation tablets under your tongue each day may help maximize and aid:
→ Mood Improvement & Stabilization*
→ Short Term Memory*
→ MTHFR / MTRR Mutations*
→ Sleep Patterns*
→ Immune Health*
→ Mental Focus & Concentration*
→ All Methylation Mutations*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Take 1-2 tablets under your tongue each morning. Each bottle lasts 2-4 months depending on your daily dose.
Every single human being needs iodine to function, and most are deficient in it.
Are you getting enough? Common symptoms of low iodine can look like:
→ Unexplained weight gain
→ Difficulty losing weight
→ Hair Loss
→ Dry skin
→ Sensitivity to cold
→ Difficulty learning new things
→ Poor memory
→ Weakness & fatigue
→ Menstrual irregularities
They’re all signs that you may not be getting enough iodine from your diet.
Iodine is also an important molecule for your thyroid and your brain.
When iodine was discovered in 1811, many people around the world were found to be deficient in this chemical element, so governments came together in one of the largest cross-border initiatives to make it more available. They added it to salt in the form of iodide.
And it sort of worked — for a few decades…
Then something happened… Salt became villainized for its link to high blood pressure.
People stopped eating iodized salt.
Health problems related to low levels of iodine began to rise again. And they are still present today.
It’s always been difficult to get a plentiful amount of iodine from food and water alone, but now there’s a way.
It’s a first-of-its-kind aqueous iodine solution that you can drink a small amount of daily.
It delivers pharmaceutical-grade iodine that’s easy to digest and safe to take.
Most importantly, it supports a hormone gland responsible for your heart, metabolism, brain, bones, and more — even your thyroid!
Take a look…
Give it a try.
Did you know that The Clean Water Act has not been updated in the past 30 years?
Yup, since 1986, no new chemicals have been added to the list of regulated contaminants, which means more chemicals are allowed in our water and environment than ever before.
What’s worse… less than 10% of violations have been enforced.
If you think your standard filter is doing the trick to deliver clean, safe water…
This is your sign to think again.
Disease-causing contaminants have been found in 80% of water supplies.
Over 250 contaminants have been detected.
Here are the big ones you need to be aware of…
→ And if you live in the eastern part of the country… add vinyl chloride to this list
These are just a handful of the most toxic contaminants found in drinking water. And it is affecting 250 million Americans across all 50 states.
Even at low exposure, these toxins can drastically affect almost all areas of the body for both adults and children.
So what can you do?
Well, you could boil water… but unfortunately that only increases the concentration of contaminants.
What about bottled water?
Unfortunately, microplastic contamination has been found in 93% of bottled water.
Not to mention the cost of bottled water being a minimum of $150 per month… for even the most basic water.
What about standard filtration systems?
Gravity-based water pitchers remove a few pollutants from your water. And reverse osmosis systems are expensive, require professional installation, need ongoing maintenance, and waste 80% of water.
But there is one affordable, efficient, and effective solution that I have in my home…
It’s easy to use and maintain, provides deliciously healthy water that is pure, tasty, and virtually free of all toxic chemicals – and is cost-saving and sustainable.
Make sure you’re prepared to avoid the nasty toxins in water they DON’T want you to know about
(For established clients)
Not sure WHO to book with? No Problem! Here at MHH we have an AMAZING team of coaches and EVERY ONE OF OUR COACHES can help you with ANY of your conditions, so just pick the one that has availability on the day and time that works best for you.
Not feeling well and looking for help with your condition, diagnosis, or symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you have tried? Our holistic biological health coaches can help you! Our coaches teach you how your body works, what the underlying cause of your condition or symptoms are, and how to fix and address them using long-term solutions that are data-driven and that work!
Our holistic biological health coaches have a deep understanding of advanced functional testing and genetics testing, along with much experience in complex cases.
Our biological coaching team works with you to empower and teach you how to understand and interpret your lab results, what your results mean, how they are connected to your health conditions or symptoms, and most importantly, what to do with the information, how to put protocols together based on your lab results, and when to reorder your various labs to track progress.
You will become your own healing master learning how to navigate the healing process, how to modify your protocols, when and how to detoxify your organs and cells from the toxins discovered on your lab results. You will learn the importance of tracking your assessment forms and symptom sheets and how to troubleshoot your healing process.
In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how to understand YOUR genetic blueprint – Our coaches are trained in the field of epigenetics and understand implicitly that YOU are in control of your own gene expression and how your genes either work for or against you. If you choose to add genetic testing into your program, your genetic blueprint information can be used not only to help drive your plan of action for healing, but also it can be used to understand your body’s unique nutrition, lifestyle, sleeping, eating, and physical activity needs are so that you can optimize once you are healed.
Get help from our functional nutrition coaches who understand that there is no ONE diet that is right for everyone. Our nutrition coaches work hand in hand with our biological coaches so if you need any lab work done or specific protocols that would require supplement protocols, you have a team working on your behalf and your nutrition coach would make recommendations for which other team coaches would be able to help you.
Your coaches will teach and empower you to learn how to determine and navigate your diet modifications which are decided based on your extensive intake forms, history, and your lab data that your coaches may want to order for you. Based on all of this information, they will teach you what foods to eat and not eat according to various conditions and why.
Your functional nutrition coach will help you learn what substitutes you can use when there are certain foods you may need to stop eating for a period of time, how to put your meals together based on your dietary needs per your lab data, how and when to incorporate gut repair protocols, and what lifestyle modifications you want to address based on your labs and your health conditions.
Nutritional coaching can be a great tool by itself or combined with coaching from our biological coaches. You can schedule with either our biological or nutrition coaches and they can help you get started and make recommendations as needed.
Many people who have successfully mentored with our nutrition coaches have had past issues such as:
Mindset, past and present traumas, and limiting belief systems are some of the biggest barriers to healing, so much in fact that gene expression and biological ‘engines’ of the human body can change for the worse because of it.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of an impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on creating new neurological pathways to imprint new and healthy mindsets and belief systems in how they perceive themselves and the world around them is greatly improved when the psychological aspect of mindset and integration of mind, body, the spirit is addressed through repatterning of the mind and body neurology.
By removing barriers discovered from traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
Therefore we incorporate mind, body, spirit integration work into our programs and in doing so, we see exponential increases in positive outcomes with our clients. We have put together the most comprehensive ‘whole person’ approach in the world, and this is why our results are so successful.
Our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches work with you to create new neurological connections, anchor new neurology, and habits, and show you how to become aware of any conscious or unconscious belief systems that may be holding you back from healing and total health.
You are welcome to try one or two appointments to see what you think. We typically recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to make an accurate assessment of how this type of modality is working for you.
Here are some of the modalities our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches use for brain and body repatterning:
Breathwork is more than just a simple exercise of intentional breathing. Specialized breathwork techniques are used to facilitate major transformation and healing by encompassing a wide range of therapeutic practices that are extremely powerful in providing immediate relief for pulling people out of fight or flight (the amygdala hijack we teach about in Part 2 of our Mastering Trauma Masterclass).
This vagus nerve activation through breath work activates the rest/digest (parasympathetic nervous system), stimulates healing, reduces blood pressure, reduces the cortisol stress response, regulates hormone and blood glucose activity, and heart rate variability (the biological stress response). It rewires the body for self-regulation of the nervous system in a manner that optimizes the body and creates resilience in times of stress.
Yoga breath therapy allows you to disconnect from the mind chatter, mind racing, and negative self-talk and reconnect with your body your energy. From this elevated state of awareness, you are able to facilitate healing, growth, and expansion. And if you are looking for some expansion of your body/mind/spirit awareness, then this type of breathwork can be nourishing and can facilitate the next layer of peace, love, gratitude, connection, clarity, and insights.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of a damaging impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress (the fight or flight response) can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
By becoming aware of how to regulate our own nervous system, and resolve traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on:
….. Find much success and amplification in their healing journey.
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