Crusaders for Health Newsletter: Edition 8
Dr. Elena Villanueva and Modern Holistic Health
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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Top 7 Causes of Dopamine Imbalance – A Deeper Look at Mental Health Issues and Solutions
Anxiety and Depression have hit all time highs not just in the United States but around the world. The most common approach for treating this and other mental health struggles is pharmaceuticals but is this the only suitable option? For many, prescription drugs are not solving the problems of mental health issues. So what can we do about this? Do holistic and natural approaches really work?
This is a discussion I started having many years ago after realizing that the medical side of mental health is the only medical field that treats and diagnoses based off symptoms or subjective data rather than off objective data or lab data. Without evidence of what is specifically going on in the brain or what is causing the imbalance, are we really expecting that continuing to address mental health the same way we have been doing it for 50 years now is going to yield any different results?
While some in the medical field might be of the opinion that newer methods of testing brain chemistry, gut function, and genetics isn’t the way to go, there are a multitude of practitioners and scientists who will differ. Let’s take a look at a different approach that is offering help to those who are looking for a different approach to resolving their mental health issues.
Reframing your Way to Wellness: The Importance of Language
“The moment you have a certain thought and believe it, you will experience an immediate emotional response. Your THOUGHT actually creates the EMOTION.” – David Burns, MD
I love this quote because this is the secret sauce to how you create the reality you live in. Whether your reality is one you want or one you are trying to change, when you understand that your thoughts combined with the emotions evoked from those thoughts are creating your reality, YOU then have the power to change it.
Working with hundreds of people around the world, one of the most important things we talk about with our program clients is bringing awareness to the language we use.
We know how important it is to not only look at how we talk about ourselves or our symptoms, but the internal dialogue we have with ourselves as well. Every minute of every day, we are creating and then getting the experience of living out a story we ultimately created by the language we use and the emotions attached to it.
Sometimes these stories are a result of years of unconscious patterns that we have become comfortable with and accustomed to. Our stories can also be a result of things we heard or experienced at any point in our lives.
The first step in breaking the cycles of stress, anxiety, and depression that these stories cause is bringing an awareness to our stories and the phrases that are on repeat in our heads without us even realizing it. These automatic thoughts are often referred to as “self-talk”.
Once we have an awareness, we can then take back control of our thoughts, and we can begin flipping the script. At any given moment you have the ability to shift your reality and experience in your healing journey.
An Introduction to Psychedelics: 10 ways they can help heal trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease
In the 1950s and 60s, scientists and researchers began performing trials to study the effects and benefits of psychedelic substances. Scientists believed psychedelics had a great deal of potential, but due to political interests and the targeted conditioning that created a social stigma around the use of psychedelics, research soon ground to a halt.
Since the early 2000s, however, psychedelic therapy has experienced a great resurgence around the world by both researchers as well as the public. Scientists are beginning to unlock the potential for psychedelics to treat mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In addition, psychedelics show great results for boosting mood, helping addiction, and even reducing pain.
And that’s not all. Psychedelics aren’t only capable of assisting people to heal from serious conditions; they are also sought out for their ability to expand our minds, and are also desired by many for spiritual growth. That’s right – these drugs may be able to not only help treat mental health and other physical illnesses and conditions, they can also help communities as a whole around the globe become happier, healthier, and more connected.
These solutions help reduce MHH client Lynda’s anxiety…
I have made great strides already in reducing my anxiety. I have found some approaches to reducing anxiety work better for me than others. The variety of exercises to do is just one of the things I like about this program.
– Lynda G., 11/14/2021
Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast: Balancing Brain Chemistry
Dr. Villanueva was interviewed on the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast where she discussed leaky brain syndrome, mental health, its underlying causes and solutions, and she even shared the personal story about her struggle with mental health.
Other topics included:
- Flipping the “fight or flight” plan in your brain
- How a new mindset can open opportunities to you
- The causes and symptoms of “leaky brain syndrome”
- Building the right diet with a personalized medicine approach
- Supplements recommended by Dr. Villanueva
- How to take supplements at the right time to avoid reactions
Jennifer’s Healing Journey Testimonial with Ann Hutyra
In this episode of Tribe Talk we sit down with one of our clients, Jennifer Hart. Jennifer is two years into her healing journey, and she’s feeling amazing! She’s now using her experience in dealing with past trauma to help others do the same as they work to heal physically.
Jennifer is a former high school English teacher turned PhD student. Her healing journey has inspired her to return to school to study post traumatic growth. Wife and mother of two grown children, she enjoys gardening, being outdoors, painting, and cooking.
MHH client Desiree was able to overcome debilitating headaches…
When I came to MHH, I was experiencing high blood pressure to the point of waking in the night with my pulse pounding and chronic headaches that became debilitating at times. That led to an ER visit since I thought I might be having a stroke.
After an EKG & blood test showing nothing by their standards, I knew I needed to look for something on a holistic or functional medicine approach to getting to the root of what was causing my symptoms. I found the tests so informative. I learned so much about what toxins I had, primarily coming from pesticides and herbicides. I was totally surprised by that but then began my journey to learn where it was coming from which MHH made available.
After about two months of doing a detox and eating a clean all organic diet, my headaches stopped and my blood pressure came down significantly, and I also began to experience improved digestive issues. I was really surprised how quickly my symptoms diminished.
This has been an amazing journey. The vast amount of knowledge that MHH makes available for us to heal and care for ourselves is most impressive. I have seen other alternative healthcare professionals that are good, but Dr. V and her team go to great strides to educate us on how to treat and better care for ourselves and how to maintain that moving forward for a better quality of life.
– Desiree F., 5/10/2022
New! BioOne Sciences Supplement Store
One of the common occurrences in the field of holistic medicine is the amount of supplements people are often required to take. It can be difficult not only to afford the vast amount of supplementation often required by holistic practitioners, but for many it is also hard to take so many supplements each day.
I can’t tell you how many people have come to work with us, bringing along with them 25 bottles or more of supplements they had already been taking, by the recommendations of their previous practitioner.
We have never used this many supplements but even with my proven approach that I have developed over the years, I still noticed that sometimes I would need two or three bottles of different supplements for addressing a particular problem, where I knew they could be combined into one supplement, saving both money and the dread of taking so many pills.
So three years ago, I started on my journey to develop a better, more comprehensive, and less expensive line of supplements. It hasn’t been easy and this process will be ever evolving…
BUT… we did it!
Introducing the birth of BioOne Sciences!
We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the BioOne Sciences doctor-formulated line of supplements, designed by Dr. V after years of research and case studies to determine the most effective supplementation for detoxification and restoration of health.
After years of research and development and thousands of case studies, we have birthed a new line of supplements called BioOne Sciences.
Our mission is to bring the best quality, the best results, and the best pricing by combining potent, therapeutic grade, synergistic blends of herbs, nutraceuticals, and botanicals to reduce the amount of supplements you need to restore your health and vitality.
Our final touches are being made to the website as we speak!
We will send out a dedicated email when BioOne Sciences has its grand opening and will host a special viewing event for you, to get you educated on the products and protocols we will be offering!
This month’s featured summits and documentaries are a part of my mission to spread lifesaving truths around the world. That 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 our recommended featured summits & documentaries 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
Dr. V and 34 other doctors reveal why the system is broken
Every day, Dr. V, the team, and I hear from people who have been let down… or even injured… by Big Pharma.
The opioid and benzo epidemics are only a small fraction of the corruption that has caused medications to become the #3 killer of people around the globe.
The industry talks a big game and makes far-reaching promises, but the results are often just a snowball effect of an increasing need for more and more costly medications, worsening conditions, and even death.
And it’s disappointing and discouraging for those who were hoping for a solution and only end up taking more pills, paying out more of their hard-earned money, and dealing with the misery of side effects and no cures.
Thank goodness that there are holistic, effective alternatives!
Have you ever considered digging into the ugly truth about Big Pharma? Because if you haven’t done this deep dive, you might still be tempted to trust them…
“The pharmaceutical industry isn’t looking for cures, they’re looking for new customers.”
That’s what one of the world’s 35 most renowned health experts says in this uncensored groundbreaking new trailer.
And guess what?
Dr. V and 34 other top leading experts recorded their unfiltered opinion about Big Pharma and our medical system…
Why it’s broken…
And what you should start doing to overcome chronic diseases and other serious health conditions you may be suffering from…
Such as cancer, obesity and diabetes, leaky gut, neurocognitive decline, and MANY others.
The honest truth:
It doesn’t involve taking pills or doing surgeries.
In fact – all 35 of the world’s top experts say that the future of well-being lies in OUR hands…
Not in the hands of conventional medicine.
This is the opinion of doctors and health researchers like Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Elena Villanueva, Ocean Robbins, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. Michael Murray…
Who you might’ve seen on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Today Show, or other major networks.
But remember to keep an open mind when watching the trailer.
These doctors have spent millions of their own money combined to carry out extensive studies…
To dispel myths about the system…
And uncover prevention protocols, innovative treatments, and new natural methods for healing modern-day diseases such as obesity and diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer, neurocognitive decline, and MANY others by attacking the root cause behind them.
Reduce your stress, anxiety, trauma & more
The 2022 Anxiety Super Conference will be offering a F.REE Replay Week from July 11th – 17th!
If you missed part or all of this transformative event, or you’d just like to revisit some of your favorite content, now’s your chance!
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking at this conference when it was live, and based on the feedback, literally THOUSANDS of lives were impacted for the better as a result of what was presented by my colleagues and me!
The ENTIRE event will be available to you during this week — that’s 70+ hours of exclusive interviews with the world’s most trusted anxiety experts, body movement trainings, meditations, real, filmed therapy sessions, and much more!
This is a limited-time replay offered in response to the GLOWING feedback on the live event, and we really hope you’ll take advantage of it, whether you’re currently suffering from anxiety in any form, or you’d just love to lead a more peaceful, centered life.
You’ll discover the latest breakthrough research on anxiety as it relates to trauma, diet, sleep hygiene, exercise, neuroplasticity, hormones, gut health, and more, PLUS all kinds of proven tools and techniques you can apply right now for identifying and healing from anxiety.
P.S. One of the biggest reasons to attend this event is the incredible scope of expertise all in one place. International luminaries like Dr. Peter Levine, Thomas Hübl, Dr. Pedram Shojai, Michelle Johnson, Jessica Lahey, Melanie Tonia Evans, and I along with many more will come together to share their vast wisdom and proven protocols for addressing anxiety in all of its forms.
Are You Drinking These Diabetes Death Drinks?
There are 3 harmful enemies living inside your kitchen. They’re lurking in the darkness of your refrigerator right now… just sitting on the shelf, waiting for you to pour yourself another glass… and while
you currently think these “healthy drinks” are your friends, they’re destroying your metabolism and hurting your pancreas every time you take a sip.
I call them the “Diabetes Death Drinks”.
The good news is, when you eliminate these 3 enemies from your refrigerator, you will regain youthful energy, improve your mental clarity, reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, and unlock your fat-burning hormones!
This is what you want!
You’ll also discover the diabetes reversal secrets taught by Dr. Scott Saunders, a diabetes-reversal expert, who has helped thousands of people just like you reverse their diabetes symptoms for good using all-natural methods that will give you confidence and hope once again.
PS: Most Americans drink one of these health zapping drinks every single day. Are any in your refrigerator?
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My favorite anti-aging cream
When it comes to the personal care products I use, I have to admit, I have some pretty high standards. Think about it. If you’ve worked your butt off to get your health and your life back, you KNOW that using conventional skin and face products is a big NO NO. They are full of toxins… even the really expensive ones!
Almost 10 years ago it wasn’t easy to find good quality, CLEAN products that were also affordable. Yes, brands like Eminence skin care are all natural and it actually does work… but at a price of $70 to $90 for just one 2oz jar of face cream… Well, the cost of the rest of your face care regimen can add up to over $500 really quickly.
The good news is that today there are many great brands out there and several of them are at a very reasonable price point, too.
Today I want to share with you one of my favorite anti-aging creams I use and LOVE. This one is USDA Certified Organic, it’s fairly priced, and it works!
That’s because this groundbreaking solution provides your skin with a meticulously crafted blend of over 25 of nature’s ultimate ingredients that can powerfully help ELIMINATE the appearance of…
- Crow’s feet, laugh lines, and other fine lines and wrinkles
- “Turkey neck” and other loose looking skin
- Thin and “crepe-papery” looking skin
- Age spots / Dark spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull, dry, and “old looking” skin
I’ve spent many years recovering my health and want to look my best, so using a good product is super important to me. My skin looks great, and remember, I am 51 and spend a ton of time outdoors!
I’m super excited to bring this resource to you: Age-Defying Dream Cream from Purity Woods.
The Age-Defying Dream Cream is perfect for all skin types, even highly sensitive skin… it won’t clog your pores… and it’s outstanding on your face, neck, hands, arms, and anywhere you want fast and long-lasting results.
It comes from Purity Woods, a conscientious skincare company co-founded by my good friend, Brian Vaszily, a respected natural health industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, along with his wife, Iwona, a cosmetologist.
And the best part is that I have procured a great sale price for our readers of up to 31% OFF and FREE U.S. Shipping if you’re interested in giving this a try.
I love the Age-Defying Dream Cream from Purity Woods and I’m sure you will, too!
This one-of-a-kind formula from our friends at Purity Woods can truly restore the look of “youth” to your skin without the toxins that are so common in other cosmetics.
Plus, each bottle comes with an iron-clad 60 Day Money-Back Guarantee…
So, if you’re not happy with the results, you can get a full refund… even if the bottle is empty.
Reduce stress and boost your energy
My next specially curated product offer I want to share with you is from Jodi Cohen’s Vibrant Blue Oils, an essential oil company that is woman-owned with products made in small batches.
Here at Modern Holistic Health, not only do we ALL love using essential oils, and our clients do, too! In fact, those who go through our program get a bonus special course with 12 classes that teach them how to use essential oils for everything from household cleaning to how to use them in personal skin and hair care, and best of all, how to use essential oils medicinally!
Yes, I said that right! Did you know that essential oils work phenomenally well for addressing colds, the flu, ear infections, vaginal infections, gut infections, and other infections like strep throat, and parasites? You can even use certain blends to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and calm anxiety.
If you’ve been interested in essential oils but are not a seasoned EO user, my friend, Jodi has a special offer for you featuring one of my favorite blends of EOs that, combined, are an effective down regulator for your nervous system. It’s called The Parasympathetic Blend by Vibrant Blue Oils.
The Parasympathetic™ blend is made with a combination of organic clove and lime essential oils and is topically applied to a specific point behind your ear to activate the “control button” to calm anxiety, reduce sadness and boost mood.
In addition to enhancing mood and calming stress, activating this “control button” can improve your ability to digest, absorb and assimilate your nutrients.
It all starts with the longest nerve that plays a massive role in your mood, energy level and overall health and is super easy to “activate” – yet few people have ever heard about it.
So here’s the deal I have for you: $15 for a full size bottle of Parasympathetic blend (retail price $36.95 – 60% savings off)