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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More on gastrointestinal matters, etc.

One of the most important subjects during our seminar was the cleansing of the bowels.  Here are some questions on the subject.

Q: What is GI? 
A: Gastrointestinal

Q: You mentioned that the intestines, when not cleaned, our body cannot absorb nutrients; don't we get our nutrients through the blood?
A:  Yes, and the way nutrients get into the blood is through the intestinal walls.  So if your intestinal walls are lined with old undigested food and toxins (and the average person carries between 5-22 lbs. of undigested matter) then the body has a harder time absorbing nutrients into the blood stream for them to be carried throughout the body.

Q: How often should we do an enema?
A: This depends on your current health condition, age, and other factors. We recommend that each person speak with Dr. Masoud to get a recommendation on how often it can be done.  During the seminar we recommended that the 3-week detox and the enemas be done with the chage of every season.

Q: How often do you do a nostril enema?
A: The syringe we introduced at the seminar is called a nasal irrigator.  For those who suffer from allergies or other sinus problems, the manufacturer recommends daily use. The syringe we brought to the seminar was the Nasaline Nasal Irrigator.  We found ours at Wholefoods.

Q: How is the saline syringe different than using a neti pot?
A: The results of using the syringe and the neti pot may be the same.  The difference between the two is that the syringe uses the force of the syringe itself to force the water into and out of the nostrils; the neti pot uses the force of gravity.

Just as a reminder to all of you who attended the seminar, Soft Touch is hosting a screening of the movie:

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
Saturday, February 13 at 3:00pm
19474 Rinaldi St. Northridge 91326

Click or copy and paste the following link to RSVP to the screening.  Seating is limited so please reserve your seat today.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What is NLP?

During our last seminar, I briefly talked about NLP and my Life Coaching practice. Here are some questions that were raised about the subject:

Q: You mentioned NLP, what does that stand for?
A: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Q: What is NLP?
A: This is always a fun question to answer. As an NLP practitioner it is challenging to put into one simple sentence the definition of NLP. Below is a definition that is lengthy, but very descriptive. NLP is the process I use in my Life Coaching practice to guide a client to personal successes. NLP can be used to learn to communicate effectively, enhance personal or business relationships, effectively resolve inner and outer conflict, overcome obstacles, and deal with stress, overcome phobias, fears; overcome food addictions and many other personal challenges. Because there are many branches of NLP, it is important to note that not all NLP practitioners use all the same processes, but their practices are based on the same bases upon which NLP was founded.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming).

NLP is a pragmatic school of thought - an 'epistemology' - that addresses the many levels involved in being human. NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about. At another level, NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the 'spiritual' part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence; it is about wisdom and vision.

See this page for more details on NLP:

Q: Explain more why people hold on to food they know is bad for them.
A: There could be a number of reasons why people hold on to food they know is bad for them. One reason may be that they have substituted an emotional connection with the food they are addicted to, so they use a particular food to meet an emotional or relational need. Another reason why people hold on to toxic food or toxic habits is because they have not felt enough pain to give it up, whether it is emotional or physical pain. Whenever a person feels enough pain to run away from what is causing the pain, they simply do it. If they are convinced that they no longer want to live in pain, they just quit eating or doing what is causing the pain. One last reason is because they are chemically addicted to the food itself so it is like a drug. The body chemically "asks" for the food. The more the body receives satisfaction from the addicting food, the more the brain associates pleasure with that food and the body will continue to crave it and ask for it. Sugar is a classic example of an addictive food that causes a tremendous amount of pleasure and so it is tougher to give up. Salt (which also has sugar in it, in the form of dextrose) is pleasurable to the palate so there is no pain associated with it. Cheese is also a highly addictive food, due to the casomorphine in it, which is a morphine-like substance which causes a "high" in the body. Rice and pasta, because of their high sugar content, are highly addictive. We recommend two things to overcome food addictions: 1) Begin detoxifying the body with raw fruits and vegetables and 2) See an NLP practitioner to emotionally detach from any toxic foods or habits.

We will talk more extensively about raw foods at our next seminar.
Raw Detox Seminar
Presented by Soft Touch Chiropractic and Acupuncture
April 3, 2010
9:30am - 12:30pm
19474 Rinaldi St. Northridge, CA 91326
Register online

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More on ORAC

Q: What is ORAC?
A: ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity.

Q: What foods have the most ORAC?
A: Superfoods score the highest is the ORAC measurement. Foods like goji berries and deep seas minerals have a very high ORAC measurement.

Q: What apple has the most ORAC?
A: The apple, although a great food, is not in the highest ranked foods by ORAC measurement. However, we have seen comparisons that show that the Red Delicious scores higher than a Granny Smith or a Gala. There are so many types of apples, we encourage you to do more research and share your finding, maybe there is a higher scoring apple than the Red Delicious out there.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Answers to Your Questions

We received some great questions during our last seminar. Here are just a few answers to start. There were so many that we will be answering over the next several days. The questions are not in any particular order, but we have categorized them by subject. We have also kept the questions in their original form as they were written and have not changed them.

Q: What is Qi gong?
A: See the entry on this blog dated Friday, August 28, 2009, for a detailed description.

Q: How often should the Qi gong exercises be done in order to be beneficial?
A: We suggest the exercises be done daily.

Q: How often do you do the foot detox?
A: This depends on the type of machine you use. The particular machine used during the seminar comes with instructions to use no more than once a week.

Q: How long do you do the foot detox?
A. The duration of one detox session is 30 minutes. For how long you regularly detox with the foot bath machine depends on the machine and your health. Once a week for a few months at a time is safe. If you buy a machine for your personal use, follow the instructions and recommendations included with the equipment.

Q: On the screenings you mentioned, please explain more about the screenings?
A: The free screenings will be the showing of a movie in its entirety at our office. We showed trailers for four movies at the seminar: Raw for 30 Days; Big Bucks, Big Pharma; Food Inc. and Food Matters.

Q: Are screenings more in depth then what was shown at the seminar?
A: Yes. See above. If you are interested in attending a screening please post a comment.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Detoxing In the New Year

Although detoxing isn't at the top of most people's resolutions lists, our family is doing its best to help others learn how important it is to detox as well as practical ways to detox. My husband and I taught yet another successful seminar this past Saturday. The turn out was fantastic, the participants were curious and we all learned and shared new information.

We are using this blog to answer questions that came up during the seminar. Because we had so many great questions, it will take us a few entry blogs to answer them all in a satisfactory manner.

You are welcome to read through past entries on this blog. There is a great deal of helpful information from a past seminar here already. We encourage you to share this blog with anyone you wish. Lastly you are invited to come back and bring your friends and family members to our next seminar on Saturday, April 3. Some of the information will be the same and some may be different so please join us.

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We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2010. To your health.