Hey guys, I have been meaning to do this video for a very long time. My mentor and my coach has been bugging me for the better part of two months. Um, but I'm kind of nervous to share the story because it's something that is very deep and personal to me and it's not something that I have really liked to discuss with people. Anyway. I have finally gained the confidence in myself to want to share their story with you. So here it goes. Um, I was in a lot of pain in probably like July and August of 2015, um, for very unexplained reasons. I've always been super healthy and I was going, waking up in the middle of night, excruciating, painful, very unexplained reasons. So then after about two months of experiencing this, I finally started wondering or what the hell was going on and figuring that I should probably get myself to the doctor to find out what was going on.
So they did all the typical stuff, the blood tests, um, ultrasound and all that stuff. And I was in a position to have to go back to my doctor two weeks later to get the results. So I'm sitting in my doctor's office, nervous. I'm anticipating that the results were going to be, hey, it's just normal stomach pains. Do you know, not thinking that anything was going to be really wrong. So sitting here, tapping my foot, just, you know, waiting for the doctor to come in. So I get the knock on the door and my heart literally just drops. Um, at this point I'm extremely nervous to find out what's going on. So at November of 2015 and my doctor comes in and he, you know, he has this look on his face where it's very intense and I knew something was wrong. So he sat down and he told me that, I hate to tell you this, but you have stage two ovarian cancer.
And I had just celebrated my 30th birthday and this was an absolute shock to hear 30 years old and I have cancer. This is something that most people get when they're 50 to 60 years old. And me and I know that because my father in law and my dad passed away from cancer and their fifties. Um, so being sitting in the doctor's office being completely being shell shocked, I'm sitting here, what the hell am I going to do? You know? And then you go through these moments of fear where you feel like, am I going to die? Am I going to survive this? You know, like what, what am I going to do to be able to get through all of this? So I went home and I told me has been what was going on and it was pretty shocking to him to say the least, but he was and still is the most depressed person like this day.
And he's like, don't worry about it. We'll fix it out. Everything's going to be fine. And of course, you know, again, going back through cycling through all these thoughts and feelings, the spirit side myself, I'm like, boy, as most of you guys know, I run a business for myself and I didn't have insurance at the time though, I'm really stuck in between a rock and hard place. So I'm sitting here like, what the hell am I going to do with all this? So I talked to my house and swore and I remembered and he was talking to me and remembered about the point in time when my father in law was going through cancer and he was on his probably last few months of life. We were trying to find more of a holistic natural approach for him. So even though he didn't go through that, we went back to some of the research that we did and there was a treatment called the Gerson therapy.
The Gerson therapy is something that is a pretty hefty treatment where you're juicing every day, you're moving to an all Vegan Diet, you are taking coffee enemas. But a lot of people have had success with this. They actually have a Gerson therapy institute in Mexico where people go and get cancer treatments regularly. So, um, that's, I kind of decided and with my husband that I was going to do the all natural route to go through cancer because I wasn't an option to do surgery. I was not going to take six weeks off of work to how this tumor removed because six weeks out of work, I'm literally not going to have any money left and my savings, if I do chemo and radiation, I'm going to have to sell my house and put it on the market, even be able to pay my bills and I'm literally going to go bankrupt.
So through this journey, I, in January of 2016 decided that I was going to go and adopt an all plant based Vegan Diet. Um, no processed foods, no nothing. I was going to take one of our supplements called monoatomic gold. Um, I took sorta taking grains product. I was doing vitamin C Ivs. I also was, I'm taking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide. And I was still a lot of, what it also did was mindset work because I decided to not observe the tumor as being a tumor. That it was just an energy that I was going to allow myself to slowly remove as time went on. So I about the first month I started doing all this stuff, guys, let me tell you, it was really difficult to do all this stuff because I loved my chicken, I loved my Turkey and clean up, you know, dairy and cheese and all this stuff was really, really intense for me.
So switching this diet and having to literally relearn 15 years of cooking styles and adopting this stuff to make meals for my family that, um, I was going to enjoy was pretty challenging for me. But I did it. And, um, I can still say that most of my friends that aren't vegan enjoy my cooking my meals. Um, so I had, after I had adopted to all of this stuff, I was able to go back to my regular oncologist and I got another ultrasound and I had seen some improvement. My tumor got smaller, which was exciting. I was jumping for joy. My doctor literally looked at, you know, there I was absolutely insane and it was like, what have you been doing over the last month? And I said, I've just switched my diet and I have started taking supplements and I'm trying to just get, well, you know, I can't really explain it anything other than I was giving my body the nourishment that it actually needed.
So as time went on, I, my friend Christian and Jordy let me know that there was nature pathic doctors that specialized in oncology here in Nampa, Idaho where I live. And I set up an appointment to go see them to see what they could further help me with. And they set me up with some other supplements and did some other testing and things like that. And they really gave me a strong guidance and a period of where I was able to come to acceptance and knew that I was able to get through this. And I continue taking my supplements, doing my vitamin C, Ivs, all of that, and really was able to heal myself from the inside out. And guys, I'm not going to lie. There were a lot of days that I struggled with not knowing if I was going to be here for my daughter to watch her grow up.
Um, so knowing that it was kind of my saving Christ to keep myself going. So anyway, um, I definitely didn't have, I did have days where I felt like shit, I didn't feel good. I laid in bed, I counseled appointments. Um, there were a lot of days that I really struggled with this. And as you can kind of tell, it's kind of still upsetting to think about it. But anyway, so after you know, five or six months, I kept going in and getting scans. My tumor kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I still think God to this day, every day that I was able to get through this and I made it. I literally got through all of this treating it naturally. And the reason why I wrote this book for you guys is because I wanted to share my story letting you guys know that, sorry, I don't mean to cry in front of all you guys.
I really appreciate you guys watching. Um, this book was a way to empower people to let you guys know that there are other ways instead of going to the doctor and having to spend thousands of dollars to get yourself well, people are so uneducated these days that we don't even understand what we're putting in our bodies. We don't understand how this medication that everybody puts inside themselves tears you up even more. Um, you know, and I really want to be a source of light for people to know that no matter what you're going through, there's always something that you can do to change your life. And so through my book, I wrote my story in greater detail, so I want to, once it's fully finished and fully revised, I want to share this with you guys. Um, I'm going to give it away completely for free. I literally goes through everything that I went through.
It talks in detail about my diet, changes, my supplements that I used, um, my meditation techniques, all the yoga stuff that I did. Um, and I just want to bring this to you guys so that people don't have to be ignorant when it comes to the things that we're putting in our bodies. So people can be aware of the importance of the types of foods that we eat. Um, the types of supplements that you're putting in your body. Literally everything because our bodies are filled with owl chemical processes that our brains can only tap the surface to understand. And you know, it's no lie that when I, when people say that we are eat, you know, it all comes down to bringing your body and you're all can meet back into balance inside of itself. So I am going to post the link to sign up for the list for this book.
I would really love and appreciate shirt with all of you guys. So, um, click on the link to sign up and I will send you guys the book for free. I really appreciate you guys listening to and, and the guy is, have absolutely any questions whatsoever. Um, still if with DM me comment, send me a post. Anything that you guys have questions on about any of this? Um, I am an open book. I'm an open door. I am here to share my information that I have with you guys. Uh, this is also part of something that I mean to be bringing to you guys with myself, my dozen partners and coming days to help you guys learn more about our supplement that we make, um, and how we can help to benefit your guys's life and help you guys make a positive change in everything that you guys are doing. Anyways, I appreciate you guys listening and thank you. I'll talk to you later.
People are always looking for ways to boost their intelligence, ward off brain fog and live a fuller life. You may find that there are may surprises that you can to learn just by making simple adjustments to your everyday life. Making habits of these new daily routines may give you that extra boost of brain power, possible increase of IQ and keep your metal health stabilized.
Here are my following recommendations to start seeing that desired increase of brain power:
Sleep is essential to regenerate and keep your physical body healthy, but it is also very important for mental clarity and stabilization of the mood. It also helps the brain to process new solutions to old issues. Sleep takes away the minds blindness and gives the ability to see issues in a whole new light. Allowing us to be more creative in our daily lives. Sleep is also know for improving your memory and helps to improve your problem solving skills for challenging situations.
As some research shows that naps can give a boost in brain power. Especially, those who have slept in between learning and testing times had a great ability to identify new information patterns, which is a strong indication that a there is change in memory that plays and important role with cognitive development. So, stock up on those mid-day naps and dramatically increase and restore your brain power.
I can personally state that I always feel better after having my luxury 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon.
When we exercise it encourages our brain to work at full capacity by causing the never cells to strengthen their connections, protecting them from damage and multiply. During exercise our nerves release proteins (called neurotrophic factors), that trigger tons of chemicals and reactions that help power the brain and benefit cognitive functions such as the way we learn and process. Other benefits that exercise provides for the brain:
Building up nerve protecting compound
Increase of oxygenated blow flow to the brain
Improved development and survival of neurons
Decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke
A 2010 study on primates published in Neurosciencei also revealed that regular exercise not only improved blood flow to the brain, but also helped the monkeys learn new tasks twice as quickly as non-exercising monkeys, a benefit the researchers believe would hold true for people as well.
To get the most out of your workouts I highly recommend that you use a combination between strength training, cardio and yoga.
3. Coconut Oil
For many year's, coconut oil has held a bad reputation for being an unhealthy fat that clogs the bodies arteries and heart disease. Now coconut oil is being revered as a super food with many benefits of improving Alzheimer's and tooth decay. People also use it for healthy hair and skin.
According to Dr. Jon Kabara in The Coconut Oil Miracle, “Even today the Asian Pacific community, which may represent as much as half of the world’s population, uses coconut oil in one form or another.”
When we make coconut oil a staple in our diet we become increasingly healthy and see lower rates of heart disease, cancer and other serious illnesses. All of the processes in the body that the deal with fats can be very complicated. The way that coconut oil feeds the brain so no exception to this rule.
Most vegetable oils are long-chain triglycerides. The body has a harder time breaking down the larger molecules and it gets stored as fat. It is different with coconut oil because it is made up of medium chain triglycerides (which happen to be smaller) and can be used as backup storage to replenish our energy. There are only two important sources of medium chain triglycerides - coconut oil and human breast milk.
Your brain, all three pounds, makes up 20% of our daily energy input. It is a hungry little organ, so make sure that you feed it accordingly.
4. Vitamin D
When you activate vitamin D receptors, the increase growth in the nerves inside the brain. Research tells us that there have been metobolic pathways for vitamin D to move through the hippocampus and the cerebellum of the brain. These areas of the brain are responsible for processing information, forming new memories and planning.
The National Institutes of Mental Health recently concluded that it is vital that the mother get enough vitamin D while pregnant in order for the baby's brain to develop properly. The child must also get enough vitamin D after birth for "normal" brain functioning. In older adults, too, research has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with poorer brain function, and increasing levels may help keep older adults mentally fit. (sited from J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;80(7):722-9)
Getting the correct amount of sun exposure daily would help to correct all of these issues. You cannot find a better source when it comes to the body's natural ability to make adequate amounts of vitamin D naturally.
Taking in in the sun everyday is all it takes to keep your levels where they need to be for a healthy brain. If you cannot get the right amount of sun exposure everyday, then a safe tanning bed (please be aware of the amount of time you spend in these), followed by and vitamin D supplement would be the best alternatives.
5. Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12, or the lack thereof, research shows the importance of B12 in keeping the mind sharp and witty as we age. According the latest research, people who are tested for B12 deficiency are more likely to have lower test scores, have a smaller brain volume. B12 deficiency may contribute to the brain shrinking.
Having mental fog and other memory problems are two of the top signs that your body is deficient in B12, and this show how important it is for your brains function and overall health.
In addition, a Finnish study found that people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their risk of Alzheimer's in their later years. For each unit increase in the marker of vitamin B12 (holotranscobalamin) the risk of developing Alzheimer's was reduced by 2 percent. Research also shows that supplementing with B vitamins, including B12, helps to slow brain atrophy in elderly people with mild cognitive impairment (brain atrophy is a well-established characteristic of Alzheimer's disease). ( Sited from PLoS ONE 5(9): e12244.)
Vitamin B12 deficiency has been an epidemic and many people have shown that they have had trouble absorbing this nutrient properly. If you are to have your blood tested for B12 deficiency, sometimes it is not a reliable source to tell how much the body is lacking the vitamin. Be mindful of watching for the set of symptoms and increase the amount that is taken until you start to see a difference in how you feel.
6. Increase the Flora in the Gut
It is said that your gut is the "second brain" in the body and the bacteria inthe gut transmits information to the brain through the vagas nerve. There is a very close link between abnormal gut flora and abnormal development in the brain. We have neurons in the brain and in the gut. These neurons produce neurotransmitters like serotonin. Serotonin is also found in the brain and is highly linked to mood.
To simply put this, the health of your gut can impact brain function, your mental and emotional state as well as behaviors. They are interconnected and depend on each other in many different ways.
Your gut bacteria is an active and integrated part of your body. It is very dependent on our diet and life style choices. If you consume mass amounts of sweetened drinks and processed foods, your gut bacteria will be compromised due to the fact that processed foods are known to destroy your healthy mircoflora and the bad bacteria and yeast feeds on the sugars. If we limit the amount of sugar and processed foods we ingest, eat fermented foods and take a probiotic supplement are some the best ways to optimize gut flora and support brain health.
7. Challenge Your Mind
One of the easiest ways to create healthy brain function is to keep on learning. The structure and size of the neurons and the connections between them change as you learn. This can come in many forms such as reading a good book, writing, playing a musical instrument, traveling, speaking another language and many other activities.
Another important method? Brain aerobics. As with learning, challenging your brain with mind-training exercises can keep your brain fit as you age. This can be something as simple as thinking of famous people whose first names begin with the letter A, doing crossword puzzles or playing board games that get you thinking. Research has even shown that surfing the Web activates regions in your brain related to decision-making and complex reasoning (sited from Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Feb;17(2):116-26.) So unlike passively watching TV, using the Internet is an engaging task that may actually help to improve your brainpower.
It's long been theorized that listening to music may boost your brainpower; you've probably heard of this with the "Mozart Effect," which suggests listening to classical music can make you smarter. Indeed, research has shown that listening to music while exercising boosted cognitive levels and verbal fluency skills in people diagnosed with coronary artery disease (coronary artery disease has been linked to a decline in cognitive abilities). In this study, signs of improvement in the verbal fluency areas more than doubled after listening to music compared to that of the non-music session.
Listening to music has also been associated with enhanced cognitive functioning and improved mental focus among healthy adults, so take advantage of this simple pleasure whenever you can.