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Natural Healers Network TV Show

We have started the Natural Healers Network TV to showcase the amazing healers in our group that serve our community in the silicon valley.

Lisa Smith’s video

Lori Krein’s video

Steve Smith’s video

 

 

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Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric helps with inflamation and more.

I keep hearing more and more about turmeric and with the benefits for inflammation and arthritis being shown in studies. I just can’t over look all the amazing health benefits of something that is a food easily eaten and added into dishes we make. I am always looking into things that have potential anti inflammatory benefits since that is something many of our clients deal with along with injuries and sports.

From my research it seems that the best way to get more turmeric into your diet is approach it from all sides. Take it in capsule form to insure you get some every day. Also include the ground spice in food. Especially soups, stews, meats and vegetables. It has a strong color but mild flavor, it is traditionally used in curry of course. And I just saw it raw at Whole Foods, it looks like orange ginger (also a great anti inflammatory) you can grate it over dishes, add to sauces or salad dressings. Pair it with some ginger and you will have beautiful, tasty and healthy super foods!

  • It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects, Dr. Randy J. Horwitz, the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, wrote a paper for the American Academy of Pain Management in which he discussed the health benefits of turmeric.
  • Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
  • Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.
  • Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.
  • Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy
  • Doctors at UCLA recently found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer.
    In that study, 21 subjects with head and neck cancers chewed two tablets containing 1,000 milligrams of curcumin.  An independent lab in Maryland evaluated the results and found that the cancer-promoting enzymes in the patients’ mouths were inhibited by the curcumin and thus prevented from advancing the spread of the malignant cells.
  • Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States.
  • This research, from Italy, was a three-month trial involving 50 patients diagnosed by x-ray with osteoarthritis of the knee. The Italian team was investigating the effect on arthritis symptoms of a curcumin-based preparation optimized for better absorption. Participating patients took the formulation in addition to standard medical treatment; those in the second group continued following their physicians’ recommendations.After 90 days, the researchers found a 58 percent decrease in overall reported pain and stiffness as well as an improvement in physical functioning among the curcumin group compared to the controls. They also found, via a standardized testing procedure, a 300 percent improvement in the emotional well being of the curcumin patients compared with the others. And blood tests showed a 16-fold decline in C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation. Patients in the curcumin group were able to reduce their use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by 63 percent, compared to the other group.

I’m very excited to add more turmeric to my diet. It will inspire me to be more creative in my recipes!

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Testimonial by Therese

The Natural Healer’s Network:

My experience with the Natural Healer’s Network I describe as one of a
life line of support.
I moved to the South Bay area a little over 4 years ago. I left a
successful Private Acupuncture practice in Los Angeles to come up to
the Bay Area and started a new business here. I found the Natural
Healers Network 2 weeks after I moved and have been an enthusiastic
participant in the events of the NHN ever since.

This group represents a life line to a new life. Both in Business and
in my personal life as well. I have made so many dear and important
friendships through this group and have been able to build my new
business in the South Bay using the tips and resources that have been
offered and provided through this amazingly generous group. This
generosity is a reflection of the originator of the group, Tina Deane
Coddington. Her sense of abundance and encouragement is the wellspring
of this generosity.

I have not only been able to promote my business through this group,
but I have been awakened to some incredible healing work being done in
this community. By meeting the business owners that provide these
services, as colleagues, I have come to be able to tap into a resource
of referral partners that rival my 13 years of private practice in
L.A, after only 4 years. That is exponential!!

I wanted to pour my gratitude out for the NHN, Tina and all the
members. Thank you!!

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Therese Walsh Van Keuren is Licensed in Acupuncture and Herbology by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. She received her Ph. D. from the American University of Complementary Medicine in the department of Classical Chinese Medicine. She has a private practice in Los Gatos, CA you can find her on her website TrueChi.

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Testimonial from Lisa

“The natural healers network has helped me so much, but exposing me to like minded people who share an interest in helping others. I have loved the friendships and community that this group has brought to my life. Thank you so much for making this group happen.”

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 Shamamamma 
Author, Entrepreneur, Event Planner, Shaman, Community Catalyst

Lisa Smith has been lighting up Silicon Valley for over a decade.  Through event planning and shamanic healing, Lisa creates amazing experiences that transform and inspire for individuals and for groups.

Lisa is passionate about helping people connect with their souls and feel empowered in their lives.  As a shamanic practitioner, Lisa’s work facilitates deep healing within the energy body.   Her goal is to help her clients shift their energy bodies such that they no longer hold onto things that don’t serve their highest well being. Lisa is trained to erase the imprints of disease from the Luminous Energy Field, break free of generational curses, and wire the brain for joy and creativity.  She has earned a reputation for consistently surpassing clients’ expectations and bringing light to all she touches.

The shaman is one who mediates between the visible world of form and matter and the invisible world of energy and spirits. For the shaman there is no supernatural world. Only the natural world exists, with its visible and invisible dimensions. Lisa’s skills are derived from the Inca traditions of Peru.  She has studied with Alberto Villoldo, and is a graduate of The Four Winds Society’s program.

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Testimonial from Nicole

“The Natural Healers Network has brought unexpected joy and support into my life. Connecting with other like-minded and like-hearted people has been a blessing, both professionally and personally. I have acquired wisdom and new perspectives through the varying personalities and professions represented in the group. Being a part of this group has encouraged me to expand my business in new ways and to have comfort in the knowledge that we are all learning how to offer our gifts to others from a place of integrity and passion.”

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh
Chief Coach and Founder of Black Sheep Coaching
www.BeYouConfidently.com

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh, Black Sheep Coaching

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh, Chief Coach and Founder of Black Sheep Coaching, delights in calling forth her clients’ infinite inner selves to overcome their internal struggles, focusing their intensity, drive, imagination, and who they uniquely are into a life of purpose, passion, and profound joy. Her clients emphasize their increased sense of self-confidence, self-acceptance, purpose, and deeper satisfaction with life after working with her.

Black Sheep Coaching guides, nourishes, and celebrates creative, spiritual and driven women around the world. We specialize is helping gifted women unleash and enjoy their potential for both their own personal fulfillment and for the betterment of humanity as a whole.

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“The Key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

-Epictetus

I am so grateful for the members of the Natural Healers Network they have made me a better healer and person. I always learn so much from the wealth of experience and wisdom others offer up to the group. I have made wonderful friends and many valuable business colleagues.

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