Your Amazing Life

Depression, Anxiety & Heavy Metals

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Although a serious subject, I have included this cute joke that appeared on my FB wall today from a page called ‘Crafty Mommy’. I thought it was indeed cute but also had a deeper message that could be used when explaining some of the roles of heavy metals in the brain when it comes to depression and anxiety.

It has been said that depression affects about 120 million people worldwide each year and that number is growing!!

Heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and others, can be factors in all of this. These metals are commonly found in our environment and can even be passed down from generations past according to Anthony Williams, Medical Medium.

Why the picture here? Depending on what metals are involved in a potential person’s situation, when it comes to depression and anxiety, and where the metals are sitting in the brain as well as how much fat is in the diet moving them through the bloodstream, they can, to keep it simple, create different reactions in the brain. For example, one person might ‘feel batty’, another feels lonely all the time and yet another may have paranoia, anxiety or OCD. When I saw this cartoon it immediately reminded me of this and I thought it would be a good teaching tool.

What can one do to be proactive about heavy metals?

One thing you can do is start with a Hair Mineral Analysis which can detect the presence of heavy metals and mineral imbalances in the body. These two factors go hand in hand by the way. For example high lead in the body can displace calcium in the body so there is a whole complex situation going on. I highly recommend hair mineral analysis as a starting point and working with a qualified practitioner to help you analyse and determine what to do once you get the results back.

Here is a link to more info on Hair Mineral Analysis: Info on Hair Mineral Analysis for Heavy Metals & Mineral Imbalances

A good idea for anyone is to do heavy metal detox smoothies. I highly recommend Anthony William’s, The Medical Medium protocol and you can learn more here:
Maggie Holbik Detox Smoothie Link for Medical Medium and Info

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who has taken an interest in heavy metals and their role in health. She is passionate about helping people to peel back the onion layer to see what elements are playing a role in their declining health or in maintaining their current good health and vibrancy. Health is Success!

Your Amazing Life

Juicing – Anything Goes!

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When it comes to juicing or just getting good nutrients into your body, anything goes!

This morning I had my straight celery juice and then shortly after had this combo. How did I come up with it? I opened the fridge and voila… I picked from some things that were in there. Romaine Lettuce, 3 large pineapple spears, a piece of lemon I needed to use up, an orange, and then I grabbed a small sprig of mint from my indoor mini herb planters. I threw it in my juicer and it was delicious!!!

You really cannot go wrong. I often smile when I see the endless juicing books out there. Sure they are great for ideas and targeting health benefits but in all reality just take some things that are good for you and throw them in! Anything goes! Get creative.

This was my second round of juicing today… some gel from my filleted aloe leaf, strawberries, and apple. Once again it was yummy!

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Recently I did a cooking demo at an Esthetics School and we were making Hemp milk. I accidently dropped in an extra date and more vanilla than ‘my recipe called for’. It was perfect. I told the class that it does not matter… throw in more, less, other things, change it up…. anything goes. Adapt and adjust as you go along. It’s all good.

Most of all have fun with adding in more nutrients and en-JOY! #nutritionIStheMission

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who enjoys adding in more good things into her life. She is of the mindset that life is precious and our time is always shorter than we think so it is of the utmost importance to fine tune each and every day to the things that matter most.

On a side note, many of you have asked me about the best juicer. While there are many juicers out there and I have tried several smaller ones that I have picked up at thrift stores, I was lucky enough to get one of these Hamilton Beach 800 watt ones at a thrift store brand new. I loved it so much that I just yesterday, bought a second one from Lowes to have at my beach house where I work. I love this juicer. It’s easy to clean, has an amazing yield and saves me so much time. I really think it’s the best value for a mid-range juicer.

Here is a good deal for the Canadians out there – click the Canadian link:

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And for my U.S.A neighbors here is the U.S only link:

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Self Love as Medicine

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One of the greatest challenges people have is in loving themselves… truly loving themselves.

Self-Love is actually a form of Self-Medicine and should be put on the highest of highest priorities. In fact, if you have been hurt by others or even abused in some way shape, or form, it is even more important to learn self-love to balance out those energies. It is the ultimate paradox. The more pain one goes through, the more important it is that they heal through self-love, yet it appears harder to reach.

I invite you to entertain a new way of thinking. Over on my other blog (MaggieHolbikBlog) I have written about ‘Instant Forgiveness’ “Instant Forgiveness” for yourself and others because the moment we forgive, we give to ourselves the gift of the release of pain and suffering.” I also touch on self-love in this post. Here is the link Self-Love & Instant Forgiveness Blog Post

What if we entertained the thought of “Instant Self-Love”? We are in a time of quantum physics that includes time and space. Things do not need take a lifetime to achieve. I personally believe we are MUCH more powerful than we realize and we can truly change our lives in an instant. It does not have to be a drawn out and long painful process unless we choose that.

Many people seek love from others while neglecting themselves and then they pay the price of disempowerment and victim hood. Underneath this quest for love from outside ourselves is usually a feeling of not being worthy and not approving of ourselves. I invite you to look at the feelings you harbour around this and to use them as a catalyst for turning it around. Yes as a catalyst!! The more you feel inadequate or the more you have been ‘hurt’ by others, the more I suggest you say “dammit, I must love myself even more”. We’ve all heard the saying “If it’s to be, it’s up to me”. It is crucial in this case. I often think ‘man if we are not our own best friends, then who is?’

What ways can you show yourself self-love right now in this moment so that you can get your self-love train going. It’s no secret that the law of attraction always attracts more so the more you get the ball rolling, the more it rolls!

Here are some suggestions but there are many more available to you… endless in fact as we live in an infinite universe, but here are some starters:

Say “I Love Me”! “I Love Myself”
Smile at yourself in the mirror.
Give yourself a hug… right now. Just do it!
Talk to your 5 year old self and tell him/her that you are an adult now and you have their back.
Learn forgiveness…. it’s really about you and not them. Be Selfish ok? 🙂
Read, Watch, Listen to things that tickles your soul and makes you ‘feel good’.
Avoid things that spread fear, doubt and the darker side of life.
Watch sunsets and sunrises as often as you can. They remind us that the sun always rises again.

En-JOY life as much as you can. LOVE life and it will LOVE you back. This my friends is the highest form of Self-Love that you can achieve.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who wishes you Joy, Peace and bountiful Self-Love for you! She knows that when you Love yourself you will attract more Love and you will truly be able to add in more Joy into your earthly experience.

Mystery Illness

Mystery Illness & the EBV Link

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As a Nutritionist one of the biggest puzzle pieces that has brought insight for me, into mystery illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, PCOS, Tinnitus, Asthma,etc. and symptoms such as spasms, Insomnia, and tingling and numbness in hands and feet is the link to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).

According to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has created a secret epidemic. Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S., over 225 million Americans have some form of EBV. Anthony states that there are over 60 varieties of EBV.

I will include a link to a blog post by Anthony Williams, Medical Medium at the end of this post.

I have also run across a fascinating article from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital now linking EBV and 7 major diseases. Those diseases are: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes.
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One of the biggest pieces of info I have come to a new conclusion for, involves the concept that autoimmune diseases imply that our own bodies are attacking themselves. Something never seemed right to me about that. My own body attacking itself? It makes much more sense to me, that my body is always working to protect me and heal me. I have always believed that if we support our bodies and minds by providing the nutrients and conditions they need to heal, they will. This ties in with the new theory I have come to believe, which is that the real truth is that our bodies are attacking the pathogens and viruses such as EBV. This is what causes inflammation and havoc in the body.

The good news is that with a targeted diet and elimination of foods that actually feed the viruses, there is hope. Heavy metals in the body are also big players in the overall scheme of things. Viruses love to feed off heavy metals and heavy metals love to sit in places like our livers and brains causing a whole host of problems from Anxiety to Alzheimers.

If you would like to know more about finding out what your heavy metal load is as well as any nutritional imbalances you might have, I invite you to explore Hair Mineral Analysis. You can learn more here. Superior Hair Analysis

I encourage everyone to take the time to read Anthony’s Blog post here:

Medical Medium link to EBV Blog Post

Hopefully more research comes to light regarding the EBV and other pathogens we battle today, but who has time to wait? I strongly recommend finding out the status of your toxic load and beginnming right away to lower the pathogens that may be invading your body and mind.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who specializes in Heavy Metals and their affects on the body. Maggie is also a Certified Life Coach who helps people to find more JOY in their life and to make the rest of their life the most important when it comes to designing a life that they love.

Digestive Health, inflammation

Celery Juice is the Bomb!

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As many of you know, I am now a big advocate of drinking celery juice everyday or as often as I can, and I’m talkin straight up celery juice, with nothing added. So many people are asking me about it. In fact, almost everywhere I go, even offline, people are asking me about it and how to make it. So I decided I would put together this blog post to share some great info and refer you to its benefits and how to make it.

The source for this amazing life changing food, which is actually an herb, comes from Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium.

There are countless miraculous benefits from drinking straight celery juice and one of them is to help rebuild the hydrochloric acid in the gut. So many people suffer from this lack of the combination of good hydrochloric acid and they cannot break down foods properly and in turn assimilate the nutrients from them. It is a serious issue!

Anthony says some of the additional benefits are:

– it’s alkalizing
– enzyme-rich
– electrolyte-enhancing
– liver-repairing
– blood-sugar-balancing
– antiseptic
– eases constipation and bloat
– has calming affects
– helps with fear and anxiety
– helps increase bile to help with fatty liver
– helps with inflammation
– helps to break down and flush out viruses and bactieria
– cleanse the thyroid and increase production of T3 Thyroid hormone
– helps with brain fog
– supports neuron function
– repairs DNA
– very important – it helps to flush out viruses!!!!!
– AND MORE!!!

To read one of Anthony’s full articles go here: Medical Medium Celery Juice Blog

If you are a visual person and would like to see how to make the juice in a video presentation, click here: Celery Juice Two Ways Video

Here is my own juicing video Maggie Juicing Celery

And here is a link to the ultimate celery juice 101 from Anthony Williams, Medical Medium Celery Juice 101 – All You Need to Know!!

And my favorite non-toxic soap to wash my celery… just a few drops in your sink or bucket of water works like a charm.
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I hope EVERYONE joins us on the celery juice train! We need to share this information far and wide as it can help so many people. I would love to hear your comments and feedback after you start on your celery juice. I am already hearing back from my clients and friends who are having life changing results and I know there is more to come!

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner and Certified Life Coach who is excited to help others in anyway she can. She hopes that you enjoy these blog posts and that you share them so others can benefit.

Vitamins for the Body, Vitamins for the Mind, Vitamins for the Spirit

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.

 

Vitamins for the Body, Your Amazing Life

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