inflammation, Vitamins for the Body, Your Amazing Life

Glorious and Grand – Ginger!

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Ginger is used in numerous forms, including fresh, dried, pickled, preserved, crystallized, candied, and powdered or ground. The flavor is somewhat peppery and slightly sweet, with a strong and spicy aroma. I have found that people either love it or hate it, but with that said, if we realize how amazing it is for us, it would be wise to learn to love it yes?. 🙂

Ginger has been purported to exert a variety of powerful therapeutic and preventive effects and has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of hundreds of ailments from colds to cancer.

It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo. Ginger can also help to alleviate menstrual cramps, nausea, heartburn, migraines, sore throats, exhaustion, fatigue, and constipation and it is great in providing relief from the stomach flu and food poisoning according to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium.

Anthony also states that ginger also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols and is a powerful painkiller which makes it especially beneficial for those who suffer with joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Ginger has incredible immune-boosting and germ fighting abilities and has even been shown to help provide protection and relief from E.coli, Staph infections, and Candida albicans.

In ancient times, ginger was highly regarded as a spiritual cleanser and used before and during holy days as a way to awaken and purify the body, mind, and spirit. Fresh ginger is one of the most potent ways to receive its health benefits. Try making a liter of ginger water or tea everyday by adding freshly grated ginger in water and let steep for 10-20 minutes. Adding some raw honey and fresh squeezed lemon juice will enhance its flavor and add to its protective and healing properties.

Fresh ginger is also excellent juiced with apples and celery for an energizing and immune boosting drink. Using fresh ginger in any of your cooking or preparing of food will also provide healing benefits and should be added whenever possible. If you find fresh ginger too strong for your liking, then try using ginger in powder, capsule, tea, or tincture form that can be found online or in your local health food store.

I personally am looking for more ways to add this feisty plant, from a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric, into my daily diet. Today, for example, I threw in some chopped fresh ginger root, fresh chopped turmeric, chopped apples, cinnamon, maple syrup and honey into a slow cooker with water. It’s gently brewing right now and I can’t wait to try it. I will strain it and drink it like a warm and soothing tea with benefits. 🙂 So many good ingredients in there! My body and soul are going to love it!
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I just tried it and it’s the best hot drink I’ve ever had! Be sure to sign up for my email list to get the recipe when I send it out!

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach learning as she goes and experimenting with adding in more nutrients into her diet that are healing, nutritious and soothing to the body and soul.

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Stay Inspired to ‘Do The Little Things’

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Here I am in Honolulu enjoying 10 beautiful days, and not only did I bring my juicer with me to make celery juice, but I am making sure I am doing my warm lemon water in the morning too! It turns out my day planner is the perfect cutting board to cut up my slices of sunshine. 🙂

I am staying “Inspired” to stay consistent in adding in small things that make a difference even while traveling. Little things do become big things when done consistently. Be persistent in little daily steps towards better health and vitality. It’s so worth it. We cannot enjoy life if we do not feel well in mind, body, and spirit so don’t forget to SMILE today also!! Smiling counts as a little thing that is a big thing when it comes to being a health hack 🙂 🙂

En-JOY the day and remember the little things do count! Stay inspired…..

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who is like everyone else on their journey… plugging away, having ups and downs, but trying to be consistent in small healthy changes that can make a big difference. She hopes you find inspiration to add in things into your daily routine that can help to increase your wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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Healing Though Your Story

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“If you own the story you get to write the ending.”
Brene Brown

When it comes to our health, a big key, to personal healthy empowerment is in realizing
1) there is always HOPE and
2) WE are a key proponent in our own health care

As Brene Brown’s quote states ‘you get to write the ending’. As a Life Coach and Nutritionist, I hear often people telling a story about their health that would be better left untold, if truth be told. 🙂 It is easy when in pain or suffering, to lose hope and to tell a story that stems from the pain and hopelessness.

If you are suffering, I encourage you to start sharing a new story and envisioning your own happy ending. Some useful phrases might be:

. Everyday my body is getting stronger
. Everyday new research is happening and helping with healing
. In the past I was very sick, but now I am getting better and stronger everyday!
. I believe in miracles and know that I am deserving of one
. I love my body and am showing my body through supporting it to support me!
. My body is always working for my highest good even though I don’t understand it all

These are just a few ideas to add to you daily ‘story’. I would love to hear the ones that you come up with.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who focuses on helping people to have more JOY in their lives. She also works with the physical body and brain to assist in determining toxic heavy metal loads and safe removal as well as liver health which can be an underlying culprit in many health areas such as weight gain, blood pressure issues, digestive health, brain fog, and more.

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Multiple Sclerosis, MS, or is it?

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I don’t know about you but not a week goes by that I don’t hear about someone ‘diagnosed’ with MS. I use the word ‘diagnosed’ with some concern. It sure appears that more and more people are getting frustrated looking for answers to a whole host of symptoms they have. They search and they often get more frustrated. They also wait long wait times to see specialists who refer them to other specialists… the cat and mouse game is definitely not fun for the person who is sick and scared of what is going on with them.

As a Board Certified Nutritionist and a person who has studied wellness and health for about 25 years or more, I find it very odd that with all of the advancement in technology and science and we yet are sicker than ever!

Well that was until I accessed information that dispelled these mystery diagnoses like MS, and made sense to me. The farther I go down the rabbit hole, the more I believe that viruses like the Ebsteinne Barr Virus are behind most mystery illness. I have written about this before. Here is the link to that blog post:
My Blog Post Shedding Light on EBV & Mystery Illnesses like MS and More!

Here is a link to a specific article implicating EBV to MS. This is well worth the read and I share this one far and wide!
Epstein Barr Virus Linked to 7 Major Diseases

For those that know me, you know I am constantly studying and I mean constantly. While someone else is binge watching Netflix, I am most likely listening to a podcast, on a webinar, or reading information on the topic of disease, wellness, food, supplementation etc. I never stop. Just ask my family. lol And now as a Nutritionist the information coming my way is crazy in regarding to information overload.

What does this mean for you? I have filtered down through my academic study, self-study and continual study, some simple factors that are making us sick like EBV, Shingles and Strep!

My favorite resource for MS and how this all ties in is Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium. Here is a link to his blog post on the topic of MS and EBV as well as many other great insights into what is going on.

Medical Medium Healing Multiple Sclerosis

I will close with this. There is HOPE! There truly is. Although I hear about people diagnosed with new labels to mystery illnesses every week, I also hear of way more that are healing and reversing all or many of their symptoms and I am not kidding! The beauty of technology and social media allows us to collaborate and share this information and the secrets to healing and building health.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Life Coach who helps people with enhancing their wellness of body, mind and spirit. She is a specialist in Heavy Metals and Nutrient Deficiencies. She has a practice in Ontario, Canada but helps people from all over the world via the internet.

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My Celery Juice Peeps

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So many of you know that I am on the celery juice bandwagon and am pretty dedicated to it. This morning one of my celery juice peeps who was working a late shift yesterday, sent me this:
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Of course I smiled. I love watching people add new additions to their daily health routines and make them a priority. She later told me she went to the store in her pj’s too. 🙂

This client of mine was originally hesitant on trying celery juice but now not only embraces it, she makes it an utmost priority! Those of us doing the daily celery juice are seeing tremendous benefits. I myself, am going on a 10 day trip to Hawaii next month and am already planning how I am going to bring a small juicer with me. I do not want to miss my daily celery juice. 🙂

I am forever thankful to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium for his spreading the word about the power of celery juice. I will share a link to all the info you ever need to know about it at the end of this blog post.

I have come to believe that you can have many things in life, but if you do not have your health…. well I will let you fill in the blank on this one …

If we can make small changes and if we are consistent we can make huge strides in our health. This is so encouraging and is why I write this blog post!

I am hearing of people everyday who are healing their conditions like MS, Anxiety, Depression, PCOS, Lymes Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, and the list goes on. How are they doing it? By feeding their bodies the foods they need to heal, by eliminating toxins and toxic overload, by not feeding the body the foods that feed pathogens and viruses and most of all by committing to themselves that they are worth it.

Here is the link to the blog post all about celery juice.
Celery Juice is The Bomb!

Please share with me your health successes so I can share them with others. If we work together and share our knowledge and successes, we can become huge catalysts in helping all of those who are sick and those who want to improve their health in general. People helping people is awesome stuff. 🙂

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Seeing My New Medical Specialist

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Today I saw my new medical specialist for the first and last time. 🙂 For many years, once a year, I have been seen by a specialist for the monitoring of my hemochromatosis gene that I carry. A couple of years ago my specialist retired and I was referred to a new one who I saw today for the first time.

It was such a Joy to meet this new doctor. I enjoyed my old one but this one was just one of those people who you love the minute you meet them. I am sure it helped that she was wearing the same shoes that I have, just in a different color. 🙂

I also enjoyed this doc because we chatted about food and how it affects the body and how changes can make a difference. We discussed which blood tests are markers for inflammation. We discussed the latest research regarding genes. We discussed my blood work, ultrasound and a prior MRI. She showed me my labs, my charts, and answered any question I had. She treated me like an equal partner in my health care and I felt excited to be a willing participant. I also felt happy and proud that the changes I have made have made a difference. In fact, I am doing so well, I never have to see her again, which is kind of sad, because I loved her 🙂

Anyhow, why am I sharing this story? I am sharing this story to offer hope and encouragement because this is what we talked about when I was there. For example fatty liver is an epidemic and yet it can be totally reversed. Yes it takes time and changes need to be made, but I want everyone to know that reversal is possible. This doctor shared that with me and it confirmed my own belief that it was possible. With proper diet, lifestyle changes and recommendations from your health care provider, it is possible to make great strides in improving this situation and others.

I couldn’t wait to get home to write this so that it might be a blog post of hope and encouragement for everyone. So many people reach out to me as my clients or just through messaging asking me about fatty liver, and other issues, and ask is there hope? So I want everyone to know that there is always hope and there are always things we can do to improve our health. I myself, am seeing this happen for me!

Alright I am going to call this post a wrap but I would like to leave you with a couple of thoughts. There is always something that WE can do to improve our own health, that WE are active participants in our own health care, and that it is okay to ask about your results, labs, etc. so that you can better understand what it all means and in turn you can become a better participant in your own health care.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who is like everyone else, learning as she goes, trying to make positive changes, and hoping she can positively impact others to feel empowerment and to help them make positive changes in their own wellness of body, mind, and spirit.

 

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Wild Blueberry Lemonade

What do you get when you combine these two superfoods that are both miraculous and nutrient dense? You get Wild Blueberry Lemonade that is both delicious and nutritious and looks delightful.

Thank you to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, for this wonderful recipe. It will be on my go-to recipe list for healing drinks. Blueberries have so many benefits and one of which is to assist in ridding the body of toxic metals so I encourage my clients who are suffering from heavy metal toxicity to eat more blueberries!

Here you go and enjoy:

Medical Medium Wild Blueberry Lemonade

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Natural Nutrition Clinical Nutritionist who works with clients from all over the world and helps them to determine their toxicity levels, find ways to lower their toxic load and to most importantly add in more nutrition to their life. Her clients are having tremendous success just from implementing small additions to their diet and lifestyle. You can learn more about her coaching packages at: Maggie’s Coaching Packages