Dr. Elena Villanueva is an international speaker, health influencer, & co-author of The Longevity Code. She teaches evidence based approaches for finding & treating the underlying causes of chronic illness & brain related conditions. Dr. V’s unique approach incorporates the merging of science and spirituality & the integration of the mind/body/spirit.
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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.
As the vibrant hues of summer transition into the cozy embrace of autumn, we find ourselves at a pivotal juncture that often goes unnoticed—how our mental well-being often shifts with the change of seasons and the anticipation of holidays.
It’s a time when the world around us undergoes a profound transformation, mirroring the shifts that can occur within our own minds and bodies. In this edition of our newsletter, we’ll explore symptoms like anxiety, depression, and mind racing and offer powerful and effective holistic strategies to navigate them with resilience by sharing our top nine strategies for managing our seasonal shifts in our mental health and we’ll share a special invitation to the MHH Life Team Approach.
The Seasonal Shift and Holiday Stress: A Time of Change
As the days quickly grow shorter and the nights longer, we bid farewell to the sun-drenched days of summer. The diminishing daylight hours can disrupt our circadian rhythms, leaving us susceptible to mood changes, anxiety, and energy fluctuations commonly known as seasonal affective disorder.
To add to the changes in our circadian rhythm from the changes in the season, the approaching holidays, while joyous, can also bring added stress and anxiety. The pressure to create the perfect holiday experience, combined with family gatherings, gift shopping, and the whirlwind of festivities, can for many exacerbate symptoms of mental distress.
Anxiety and Stress:
As the days become shorter and the nights grow longer, some individuals may experience heightened anxiety levels. For some, the transition to autumn can bring a sense of uncertainty, with the diminishing daylight affecting our circadian rhythms. This disruption can leave us feeling restless and on edge, while for others the approaching holidays can compound this anxiety as we navigate the pressures of understanding and protecting our boundaries, family politics, travel, gift-giving, social engagements, and other expectations.
Anxiety can be very triggering and exhausting, and if not addressed properly, it can lead to biochemical changes in the body and neurochemical changes in the brain that leave us feeling depleted, sick, tired, depressed, and can also lead to high blood pressure, hormone imbalances, and even Type 2 diabetes!
I am absolutely loving this Masterclass, and it makes all the difference that you are genuinely wanting to help and inform others. I love that it is all backed by science, but the way it is presented and taught is done really well and is what makes this Masterclass so unique & special. Thank you for offering this 5-Part series for free to view as well. It is so amazing that it can be accessible to people who want to learn more.
Terri E., August 2023
Do humans need the pleasure of laughter? We are one of the few species who belly-laugh loudly. It signals the continuation of connected play. Laughing on a daily basis not only brings relief from pain and tension, it literally signals our brain and body to release healing chemicals and hormones that help us heal and maintain our health and vitality.
Sarcasm, when translated from the Greek language as sarkazein, means “tear flesh.” This is the model of humor I experienced most painfully in my childhood. I could never trust my dad’s humor to be safe, and it seemed confusing and mean to others or to me. I later married a very funny person who constantly joked, and thankfully, about one out of the nine jokes he made daily was so good I could justify listening to the other eight. He was a joke collector and made, not only our family but also his beloved acupuncture clients, laugh often. They said his humor and their laughter were as much a part of their healing as was the Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I will never forget when my sense of humor was liberated from the effects of parental sarcasm the night he said at dinner, with many friends present, “What do you get when you have a dozen Rositas?” My old childhood fear of sarcasm answered quickly and quietly in my mind all these negative answers… “A pile of mush, a pack of deer staring into the headlights of the car, a messy messy house…” Nobody gave him the right answer and he said, “A beautiful bouquet.”
I burst into tears as this utter contradiction to my mindset washed away the pain of anticipated shame. Rosita means “little rose” in Spanish. I cried briefly, but hard, and from that time on, my mind could finally imagine funny answers, outcomes, and new perspectives with more ease. It was an energetic block to humor that I had carried and not, as I had believed, that I was missing the “funny gene.”
Our programs at Modern Holistic Health teach many tools and resources for overcoming the root causes of trauma and poor health. Of course, there is nothing funny about the effects of abuse or abuse itself. But accessing humor, even in the worst of situations, allows us to survive and can lessen what could otherwise be interpreted as traumatic experiences. You may have heard this as told in stories by Holocaust survivors.
A couple of months ago in one of our group repatterning sessions in our Mind Body Energy program, we discussed integrating our growth to allow quantum leaps of change and reverse old ways of spiraling down in certain situations. A “diffusion” technique of changing perspectives was called for, and I had everyone re-imagine their difficult situation generating the outcome they wanted with humor:
This Modern Holistic Health patient was experiencing a foggy brain, memory loss, and depression. His neurotransmitters were far below average. Here’s what happened next.
Watch how this holistic approach, including supplements and dietary modifications, can change imbalances in brain chemistry that are causing anxiety and depression.
The total tox lab test has revealed exactly what is making me sick and Ann has given me a plan on how to fix it. It sounds strange to be happy that a lot of toxins showed up, but after such a long time not knowing what was wrong and conventional tests coming back normal, it feels like a win! 🙂
Helen V., August 2023
Are you ready to tap into the incredible power of your mind and unleash miracles in your health and wellness? Join us for a transformative guided repatterning session that will take you on a journey of self-discovery and healing. In this video, you’ll be guided through a step-by-step process to identify and release limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing optimal health and wellness. You’ll learn how to harness the power of your mind to create new neural pathways and reprogram your subconscious mind for success. With this powerful tool at your disposal, you can unlock your full potential for miraculous health and wellness. Get ready to experience a life-changing transformation with our guided repatterning session!
I spent one and a half hours with Dr. V who explained the results of my genetic test very clearly. I felt listened to when I asked questions. I believe that she is sincerely interested in my well-being. Her dedication to educating me about improving my health is well worth the money that I’m investing in her program.
Bernice M., September 2023
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
Every single one of us has experienced feeling sluggishness or dysfunction on a mental level – whether it be forgetting where you left the car keys or something more serious like a bout of depression or anxiety. But it often becomes a serious matter when it lasts for months or even years without resolving.
This can have a serious impact on the quality of your life.
In addition, we are now seeing a huge spike in the onset of more serious cognitive and neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease which has become the top 3 cause of disability and death worldwide.
In fact, brain diseases and mental health struggles are silently sweeping our nation and the world…
Every day more and more people are suffering from debilitating mental health issues – from depression and anxiety to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
As a society, we have accepted mental decline or dysfunction as a normal part of our human existence… but it is anything but normal. 50 years ago it was rare to see people developing these diseases but now we are not only seeing it happen at an alarming rate, it’s happening to people as young as 40!
I personally waged an intense battle against anxiety, depression, aphasia, and complete memory loss… and I was one of the fortunate ones because I discovered how to overcome it and regain my health in both mind and body. So, I know that struggle… and I know how you too can win.
I will be sharing everything I learned and how we are helping thousands around the world reclaim the health of their brain and body in my 5 Part Series, Your Brain and Mental Health Masterclass, which is FREE for you for a limited time. Click here to register for your FREE viewing of “Your Brain and Mental Health: What They Aren’t Telling You.“
In this highly informative 5-day event, where I unravel the mysteries of mental health conditions and brain-related diseases and provide real and proven methods to reclaim your brain and body health so that you can end your suffering and get back the life of vitality you deserve.
I will dive into issues relating to:
You will walk away with a treasure trove of knowledge that will guide you in living your life free from these ailments that threaten your vitality and the human experience you desire.
Ready to reclaim your health, live the life you were meant to live, and realize your full potential?
My methods and approaches have been taught to doctors around the world… and now all this is available to you!
My mission is simple… to help people break free from traditional approaches that are keeping them sick, and tap into proven, sustainable and real healing, health, and vitality.
See you there!
Global pandemic, economic collapse, bank runs, dollar devaluation, deflation, hyperinflation, power outages, food shortages, water contamination, Internet failures…
It’s 2023 and we’ve now seen events around the world that have left many of us, including myself, in disbelief. So what do we do about it? How can we become more resilient, more resourceful, and less dependent on consumerism?
It’s not unlikely that things will continue to get worse, namely inflation and the cost of food and clean water.
My good friend, Marjory Wildcraft, over at The Grow Network recently wrote to me about an invaluable resource that she’s put together for her own community… and she has generously agreed to share it with our community here at Modern Holistic Health!
It’s a curated selection of highly impactful, raw, and empowering resources that will teach anyone how to not just survive, but THRIVE, even as our “modern” systems continue to fail us. It’s called: Off-Grid Survival Toolkit.
Like no time in most of our recent memories, now is the time for you to brush up on the skills you need to thrive and reap the benefits of increasing your resilience, and growing your own clean and nutrient rich foods.
So, she’s also done something completely insane and set the price to only 5% of the Toolkit’s total value for our followers and our clients.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can get it all for 95% off!
Her Off-Grid Survival Toolkit features 27 essential, survival-related presentations. Plus, there are 7 hugely valuable e-Books included in the Toolkit, too.
Learning new skills is not only good cognitively for you, but it’s also a wonderful way to spend your extra time, get our doors, and feel more confident in your ability to be more independent.
Castor oil is a very thick gooey oil and has many benefits because it can penetrate deeper than any other oil. It has unique properties in that castor oil can break up lumps, bumps, adhesions… and can be used to shrink fibroids, reduce gut inflammation and so much more.
My friends at Queen of Thrones have known this for a long time… and have created one of the best reusable compresses for working and healing with castor oil.
I’ve been using the Queen of Thrones compress, and so have many of our clients, and we all absolutely love it.
This compress and liver kit naturally supports:
I know this is a very popular product of theirs, so make sure you order right away before they get backlogged! This is the perfect time to grab this product, as they are offering our community 20% off but only for a limited time.
(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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