Common Causes of Indigestion

December 25th, 2005

Common causes of Indigestion (Dyspepsia) are too much or too little acid in the stomach, a bacterial or fungal infection, Nervous Tension, overeating, difficulty in breaking down Fatty Acids, Constipation, over-activity of stomach muscles, wind rising from the stomach, disturbed rhythms and eating food too quickly.

Hiatus hernia or too much stomach acid will cause Heartburn. Too little hydrochloric acid or digestive enzymes will cause a feeling of Indigestion after a meal. A fungal infection or bacterial imbalance in the gut will also result in the symptoms of Indigestion. Nervous Tension affects the Digestive System which causes a lack of secretions causing Indigestion. Overeating causes Tension on the stomach wall which in tern causes Nausea. Problems with breaking down fatty foods would cause the stomach to empty slowly. Constipation could cause problems with back pressure from a toxic bowel. Over-activity of stomach muscles especially at the exit from the stomach to the small intestines which may result in the reverse flow of food which can force food upwards into the oesophagus or even mouth to cause symptoms of Heartburn and Indigestion. Nausea and the sense of fullness can be cause by trapped wind in the stomach. Shift workers can be prone to Indigestion because of the changed time that they eat which interferes with the natural rhythms of digestion. Eating too quickly, too much and not chewing properly will put pressure on the digestive process by overloading the stomach making it less efficient.

To tackle to problem of Indigestion it is best to chew food properly, slowly, not to overeat or eat late at night. To avoid stomach irritants such as alcohol, coffee, and too avoid concentrated Proteins. Take digestive enzymes and probiotics. Take a walk after eating to encourage the digestion process.

The following supplements may help if you are suffering from Indigestion.


Digestive enzymes

Multivitamin and multiminerals



Vitamin C

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Chios Energy Field Healing Home Study Course

December 25th, 2005

This mastership course in Chios Energy Field Healing will expand your healing abilities,promote spiritual growth and enable new methods for use in your practice.

This is a mastership course for Chios Energy Field Healing. This course is designed to bring you the most effective and up to date information available on energy field healing. This course will walk you through the levels of becoming a Chios Master Teacher.

Upon completion of the course, which involves assignments, tests and case histories, study of the guidelines and code of ethic presented by the Chios Institute, you will be able to teach and attune others to this healing system. You will be registered as a Chios Master Teacher with the Chios Institute.

This is an in depth course and requires your commitment to complete, you will have to work. There are 3 energy attunements to the system that you will receive on a specific day and time prearranged by us, together so it is convenient for all.

This is a self paced course and you can take as long as you wish to complete it, but there are requirements on how fast you can complete; please read the course syllabus for details.

Upon completion of this course and your registration with the Chios Institute you will be able to teach and attune your own healing students thus enabling you to expand your current alternative healing business and clientele.

Course Lessons

  1. Chios Healing Level 1 - Chios Energy Field Healing Level 1
  2. Chios Healing Level 2 Part 1 - Beginning Level 2 of Chios Energy Field Healing.
  3. Chios Level 2 part 2 - Part 2 of Chios Healing Level 2.
  4. Chios Healing Level 3 Part 1 - Part One of Chios Level 3 Healing.
  5. Chios Healing Level 3 Part 2 - Part 2 of Chios Level 3 Healing.
  6. Level 4 Advanced Techniques - Meditation and Advanced Techniques.
  7. Level 5 Chios Attunement Procedures - This lesson will discuss the procedures for passing on attunements to others.

Optional Certificates Awarded

  1. Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

    Why wait to enroll? This is an Online Course and you can begin receiving instruction online from Instructor Sheryl (Rain) Carter right now. You’ll get personalized instruction, you can learn at your own pace, track your progress with detailed analysis, and receive feedback from a real expert in the field.

Read more on the Chios Energy Field Healing Home-Study course.

Meditation: What It Is

December 25th, 2005

An ordinary person may consider Meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is Meditation. “Watching your breath” is Meditation; listening to the birds is Meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective Meditation.

Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means ‘to join together or to yoke’ . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer(one who is doing Meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.

A Tibetan Lama was being monitored on a brain scan machine by a scientist wishing to test physiological functions during deep Meditation. The scientist said - “Very good Sir. The machine shows that you are able to go very deep in brain Relaxation, and that validates your Meditation”. “No”, said the Lama, “This (pointing to his brain) validates the machine!”.

These days it is commonly understood to mean some form of spiritual practice where one sits down with eyes closed and empties the mind to attain inner peace, Relaxation or even an experience of God. Some people use the term as “my gardening is my Meditation” or for jogging or art or music, hence creating confusion or misunderstanding.

The word Meditation, is derived from two Latin words : meditari(to think, to dwell upon, to Exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation ‘medha’ means wisdom.

Many years ago Meditation was considered something just not meant for modern people, but now it has become very popular with all types of people. Published scientific and medical evidence has proved its benefits, but it still needs to be much understood.

Traditionally, the classical Yoga texts, describe that to attain true states of Meditation one must go through several stages. After the necessary preparation of personal and social code, physical position, breath control, and Relaxation come the more advanced stages of concentration, contemplation, and then ultimately absorption. But that does not mean that one must perfect any one stage before moving onto the next. The Integral Yoga approach is simultaneous application of a little of all stages together.

Commonly today, people can mean any one of these stages when they refer to the term Meditation. Some schools only teach concentration techniques, some Relaxation, and others teach free form contemplative activities like just sitting and awaiting absorption. Some call it Meditation without giving credence to Yoga for fear of being branded ‘eastern’. But Yoga is not something eastern or western as it is universal in its approach and application.

With regular practice of a balanced series of techniques, the energy of the body and mind can be liberated and the quality of consciousness can be expanded. This is not a subjective claim but is now being investigated by the scientists and being shown by an empirical fact.

Treating Flu and the Common Cold

December 25th, 2005

All about Flu

Influenza, commonly called Flu, is a viral infection that usually surfaces during the winter months. People can contract Flu many times because the Viruses that cause Flu are able to mutate (change), making it difficult for our immune systems to keep up.

Flu is an airborne infection and is spread in tiny droplets when people sneeze or cough, but it can also be spread by other means, e.g. when the droplets are carried on hands.

Flu usually has a relatively rapid onset, unlike a cold which can occur more gradually and is generally milder and confined to the nose, throat and respiratory tract. Symptoms of Flu may include sudden high temperatures, blocked or running nose, Sore Throat, coughing, fatigue, muscle and joint Pains, loss of appetite and sometimes even gastric symptoms such as Nausea and Vomiting.

Sometimes Flu can lead to secondary infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, ear, tonsil and Throat Infections, croup and even heart and brain inflammation - although the latter is not common.

Some children can also develop febrile convulsions (fits) as a result of the high Fever. Although Flu is more common in children, serious complications are more frequent in the elderly, those with Diabetes, kidney, lung and chronic Heart Disease as well as those with compromised immune systems as in the case of AIDS/HIV infection.

How is Flu usually treated?

For many people, Flu may be a relatively mild illness and is best treated with bed-rest until the Fever and other symptoms subside. This also helps to limit the spread of the infection to others.

Over the counter medicines like paracetamol, as well as various cough and cold products are often used to treat symptoms. However, many of these come with side effects.

It is also important to remember that all of the symptoms of Flu (e.g. coughing, Sneezing and running nose) are nature’s way of trying to drive the Flu virus from the body and one should therefore take medicines like cough suppressants and decongestants with caution as they can prolong the illness and even make it worse in the long run.

Some doctors prescribe antibiotics for Flu infection. However, as Flu is a virus, antibiotics are not effective for Flu and only serve to further reduce immune strength. However, in some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed for secondary bacterial infections associated with the Flu. It is important to look after yourself when you have the Flu so that you do not develop secondary infections and can recover from the Flu more quickly.

It is important to know that there are many effective natural alternatives to OTC medicines and antibiotics routinely prescribed for Flu treatment. Natural Remedies can help to safely reduce the symptoms of Flu and the Common Cold, cut recovery time and also strengthen the Immune System to prevent recurring infection.

What is FloraFlu?

FloraFlu is our unique 100% blend of herbal and homeopathic ingredients, especially chosen for their ability to treat all the major symptoms of Flu and the Common Cold quickly and effectively, while also shortening recovery time drastically.

Used either at the first signs of infection to prevent Flu or for the treatment of full blown Flu infection, FloraFlu is an effective natural alternative to the OTC and prescription drugs for Flu treatment. It is generally well tolerated without side effects or negative interactions with other medicines.

To help prevent recurring Flu infections and protect against Flu for the entire season, we strongly recommend that FloraFlu be used together with OralFlu Protect - our homeopathic oral Flu Vaccine.

Use FloraFlu:

  • To quickly and effectively relieve all the major symptoms of Flu and the Common Cold
  • To cut recovery time by at least half, even with severe symptoms
  • As a safe and effective natural alternative to conventional OTC cold and Flu remedies
  • To reduce the need for antibiotic use and to prevent secondary infection like bronchitis, pneumonia, throat and ear infections

FloraFlu may also be used together with OralFlu Protect - our homeopathic oral Flu Vaccine

What are the ingredients of FloraFlu?

FloraFlu contains the following ingredients in our unique herbal/homeopathic formula:

Ferrum Phosphoricum (Ferrum Phos.) is a biochemic tissue salt which has many uses in the body. The most important benefits are in the ability of Ferrum Phos to combat all types of infection and inflammation. Ferrum Phos also helps to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and thus improves the body’s ability to distribute oxygen-rich blood and iron to all cells, thereby facilitating healing. An excellent Tissue Salt for the treatment of Sore Throat, Fever, Colds and bronchitis and aching bodies, Ferrum Phos is recommended at the first stage of any infection for fast resolution of the symptoms.

Natrium Muriaticum 6C (Nat. Mur.) is a biochemic tissue salt which helps to maintain the body’s water balance and is an essential component of all living cells. This tissue salt has an excellent reputation for effectively treating running noses, Sneezing, mucus infections and Headaches.

Belladonna 30C: A Homeopathic remedy used for fast relief of acute Fever, pain, Headaches, Sore Throat, dry cough and inflammation and is especially effective for illnesses like Flu which have a sudden onset.

Zingiber officinale: has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Modern research confirms its effectiveness in relieving the symptoms of Colds, chills and Flu. It is also used as an effective expectorant and for relief of Headaches, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion, flatulence and dizziness. Zingiber has strong Anti-Inflammatory and pain relieving properties and is also used to treat Arthritis and other inflammatory diseases . This well known and highly effective Herbal Remedy also increases body resistance to infection by strengthening Immune Functioning and has a powerful antiseptic and antiviral action.

Olea europea (extract of Olive leaf) is used to fight a variety of illnesses and to protect the body against disease, ailments and infection of all types. Olea europea destroys Viruses by stimulating the Immune System to produce white blood cells and by preventing the replication of Viruses.

Lactose (inactive ingredient)

FloraFlu contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

How has FloraFlu helped others?

“I am writing to you to say how amazed I was at how quickly this remedy cleared up my ‘Flu. In the morning I was feeling terrible and by the afternoon, there were virtually no symptoms! After two days I stopped taking it and within hours I could feel the Aches and Pains coming back. Needless to say I finished the course and have not looked back.” Will.

“Thank you for all your wonderful remedies especially FloraFlu and the other Flu remedies like the Throat Dr. They are so good to have around. From a mothers point of view it is a blessing to have something that works when illness strikes the kids. My children love the tablets which also makes things easier not to have to fight with them, as you can well imagine!!” Sandy Brett

“Compared to last year when I had Flu five times, taking OralFlu Protect and FloraFlu have made such a difference I can hardly believe it. I can recommend this combo to anyone. Thank you once again.” Kathryn M.

“I started coming down with Flu just before my exam and a friend recommended your remedies. Just a few doses cleared up the blocked nose and turned my throat around. I could really feel the Fever going down and felt better very quickly. This product really helps!!” Scott.

How do I use FloraFlu?

FloraFlu comes in small pleasant tasting sucking tablets that may be dissolved or chewed in the mouth. For small children and babies, the tablets may be crushed and sprinkled on the tongue, or diluted in a little warm water.


Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 30 minutes until symptoms subside. Thereafter take 2 tablets three times daily for up to 7 days.

For babies and very small children, FloraFlu may be used in 1/2 dose (one tablet) and crushed into a powder which is then sprinkled on the tongue.

To prevent recurring infection and to assist with the recovery process, we recommend that FloraFlu be used together with OralFlu Protect - our very effective homeopathic oral Flu Vaccine.

Safe for all ages, including use during breastfeeding (unfortunately not during Pregnancy)

How long until I see results?

Especially when combined with OralFlu Protect, FloraFlu will almost immediately go to work to reduce symptoms and you should begin to notice improvement within the first few hours, with further improvement as time progresses. Please remember to complete the course.

How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of FloraFlu contains 150 tablets and should be sufficient for treatment of a number of Flu infections.

How Mood and Food Affect Weight Loss

December 25th, 2005

Your mood and food can trigger urges that can cause overeating. Eating for some people can be a way of suppressing or soothing negative emotions. These emotions could be Stress, anger, Anxiety, boredom, sadness and loneliness.

The connection between mood and food turn these emotional eaters toward comfort foods in times of trouble. They do not necessarily eat more food but they turn to more unhealthy foods.

Starchy, sweet, salty and fatty foods can seem to provide comfort but are usually short-term fixes. They can also lead to a long-term habit of unhealthy eating in response to negative feelings. This leads to weight gain and even more negative emotions that can be a never-ending cycle.

Understanding the reasons that cause you to crave unhealthy foods can help you avoid giving in to your cravings. Knowing some signs that trigger emotional overeating can help you recognize the path before you take it.

How your body reacts to these moods may indicate that some foods might have a seemingly addictive quality for many people. Scientists are Studying the possibility that sweet and fatty foods might actually relieve Anxiety.

For some people, eating comfort foods can be a distraction. While you are eating, your thoughts may be focused on the pleasant taste of the food, but the distraction is only temporary.

When you are finished overeating, you return to your problems and have now added the additional burden of feeling guilty about overeating.

Here are a few tips to help you avoid the unhealthy consequences of emotional overeating:

  1. Learn to recognize if your hunger is real. Are you really hungry or is it emotional overeating?

  2. Monitor your eating for the next several days, making note of how much and when you eat, how you are feeling and if you are really hungry. A pattern will begin to develop and you can recognize the negative triggers to overeating.

  3. If you feel the need to eat because of your mood, try taking a walk, go to a movie or call a friend to distract you. This gives you a second chance for the feelings to eat to pass.

  4. Don’t keep starchy, high fat, high calorie, comfort foods in the house.

  5. If you feel you just have to have something to eat between meals, make healthy choices. Keep fresh fruit, pretzels or low fat, low calorie foods available.

  6. Try to eat your meals at the same time every day and stick to the basic food groups. Fill up on whole grains, vegetables and fruits, as well as low fat dairy products and lean meats.

When you eat like this you are more likely to feel full longer and avoid the need for emotional eating. Emotions can trigger cravings for food but you can take steps to control those cravings.

The correlation between your mood and food can affect your eating habits and ultimately your weight loss. Learning to recognize the signs is the first step to success.

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