Do You Know About The Healing Power of Pets?

Do you know pets have healing power? Such as

  • Lower blood pressure
  • less risk of heart disease
  • reduced anxiety

The number of scientifically proven health benefits of pet ownership is rising faster than the number of chew toys strewn around your house.

These health pluses aren’t just the result of the extra exercise you get walking your dog or playing hide-and-seek with your cat. The bond that you and your pet develop is also part of the equation.

“Owning a pet gives you a sense of purpose and belonging that can increase feelings of positivity and lower stress levels, all of which translates to health benefits,” says Allen McConnell, PhD, a psychology professor at Miami University who studies human-pet interaction.

Research shows that people who interact with animals experience a boost in levels of oxytocin, the hormone that promotes love and trust and is linked to reduced blood pressure and heart rate. Regularly playing with your pet helps too. “Play, such as challenging your pet to find a hidden toy, helps build the bond between owner and pet and brings you closer,” says Kate Perry, a certified dog trainer and the author of Training for Both Ends of the Leash.

Source – Prevention magazine. Feb 8, 2013

Join me Virtually on my Health and Education Retreat Next Week

Next week you have the opportunity to join me “virtually” on my Health and Education Retreat in Rosarito, Mexico.  I have the pleasure of taking a group of wonderful “wellness Seekers” on a Wellness Travel Adventure to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Rosarito, Mexico.

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This will be my final retreat to  Sanoviv and I am going to be sharing my trip online. We will be having a wonderful Detox & Rejuvenation experience while completing the Sanoviv Nutrition Advisor Certificate.

The ocean view and  manicured gardens and sparkling pools are gorgeous. The environment is peaceful and restful and offers a full  mind/body healing experience.

Sanoviv has the best of conventional medicine and proven alternative medicine combined together under one roof. This beautiful facility was built with toxin-free building materials.

The meals are free of gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and toxins. They are also low-glycemic and 100% delicious. The photo below is Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper. We wear comfortable clothing that is made from 100% natural fibers, allowing our body to breathe and detoxify.

Quinoa Stuffed Red PepperEach room is an oceanfront suite including a large balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There is a large living area in every room room and  a queen size bed. A television is included in each room, with limited access to certain channels, so that you are not distracted from your detoxification and treatment. Specific suites include a companion room that consists of a single size bed, desk and closet. A large, private bathroom is included in each suite.

And yes…I can connect with my online wellness community because there is internet access available in a special room, allowing us to utilize these tools and yet minimize electromagnetic interference with our healing.

I will share some of that adventure with you and maybe you will pick up a wellness tip (or two) to integrate into your everyday wellness plan.

Remember to follow me  HERE and join the adventure!

Did You Know Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny?

Did you know your genes are not your destiny? I made a short video about the new science of “epigenetics” (or “above the genes”) . Epigenetics indicates that that our lifestyle exerts a profound influence over which of our genes will be turned on (expressed) or turned off (suppressed) through our day.

Our ongoing diet, stress, pharmacy use, as well as our psychosocial, and physical environment all exert influence over our genes. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the fault lies not in our genes but in ourselves.

CLICK HERE to watch my short 12 MIN video about epigenetics