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At Country Harmony Natural Foods in Lehighton, PA, we don’t only provide our community with healthy foods and products, we also provide healthy living education. We regularly hold events and post articles and other material to educate the public about the newest trends and developments in the health industry.
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Chiren Light Therapy is using photon technology measuring biophotons. Every living system emits light, absorbs light and stores light. A healthy cell emits coherent light and a damaged cell emits chaotic light. These signals are responsible for biochemical reactions in the cells of the body. Many physicists, biologists and MD’s occupy themselves with bio-photon technology.
Biophoton Light Therapy is completely non-intrusive, comfortable and safe. It works by finding and eliminating causes of a disorder and correcting disturbances through the medium of light and information. Once restored to balance, the body can do all the healing. The therapy is delivered through two glass rods that you hold in your hands and the Chiren amplifies and feeds your healthy coherent light back to you. Because it operates on a feedback loop, it is impossible for there to be any adverse effects. When the body is no longer bothered by the disturbance, the healing begins and the process is repeated, followed by glass footplates you place your feet upon. Each segment serves a different purpose and each treatment is custom-tailored to the individual.
Some people feel tired for about a day or two; or experience some symptoms of detoxification, usually quite mild. Other times you may experience no symptoms at all.
Biontology is the science of sorting through the multiple layers of imbalance and the therapy is the process of cancelling them out, leaving the body with a healthy balance to heal. It has proven to significantly benefit people with a wide range of conditions.
-Denise Abda, Health Counselor
Live Cell Analysis is an alternative method providing a demonstration for observation, research and monitoring the client’s current state of health. Using a high-powered microscope to view a drop of capillary blood from one’s fingertip, obtained using a sterile lancet, the red blood cells and white blood cells are viewed.
Evaluation and gathering data on how the blood looks relative to size and shape, along with the plasma of the cells, this procedure can give early signals for a possible upcoming challenge -- along with noting disorganizing patterns and monitoring health concern before and after regimes.
The effectiveness of various therapies can also be evaluated and followed through by taking the guesswork out of diet programs and the selection of appropriate supplementation. Phase contrast analysis can reveal the level of acid, condition of red blood cells and changes in function and form -- along with the presence of parasites, bacteria, yeast and fungus. Absorption of fats and other nutrients, along with crystals and gastrointestinal disturbances can be assessed and a program of health and wellness will be monitored.
Working with this alternative method utilized by many alternative healthcare professionals you will get an insightful view of the biological terrain. Your body is only as healthy as your blood cells and the fluids it is bathed in; striving for keeping it clear of microforms and pathogens will assist in optimal cellular function.
Detoxification is the first step in achieving balance and there are many ways to get started. We will discuss this during our session.
-Denise Abda, Health Counselor
Throughout this winter we have seen an especially nasty Avian (Type A) influenza bug affecting people, sometimes followed by secondary bacterial infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Many of these people had the flu shot—which was more on target than last year, but still is hit-and-miss and contains mercury.
Bacterial infections are becoming more resistant to antibiotics. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an article on a dangerous new superbug that scientists are calling the “phantom menace.”
This new strand of bacteria bypasses the normal evolution of antibiotic resistance because it already contains the DNA to break down antibiotics, thereby transferring it to normal bacteria already present in our bodies.
Coupled with our individual abuse of antibiotics, the overuse of drugs on farm animals routinely fed antibiotics to prevent the spread of disease is in itself a major source of antibiotic resistance, through the animal products we consume.
Natural health alternatives such as vitamin D; grapefruit seed extract; oil of oregano and olive leaf extract can be used to fight viral and bacterial illness and keep the immune system healthy. Silver is approved by the EPA to safely be used in purifying drinking water. It is nearly impossible for bacteria to become resistant to silver.
When our immune system is strong we are less susceptible to viral infections. Nurturing our innate immunity by entertaining good microbes in our gut through probiotics and a host of natural means is a good start.
- Donna Holt, Wellness Writer
The IonCleanse creates precisely the same environment as a walk along the beach, only more powerful because your feet are in direct contact with the ions being manufactured in the water. Place your feet in the water, turn on the unit and within seconds, millions of ions enter your body and begin to neutralize these tissue acid wastes.
Fat and mucous residues found in the water after bathing reflect the wastes that have left the body during the 20 to 30 minute session.
Healthy individuals can expect to feel lighter and experience a greater sense of well being from each IonCleanse session.
A water molecule is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. When the molecule loses a hydrogen atom, the remaining OH molecule takes on a negative charge. As you walk along the beach, your body absorbs millions of these negatively charged ions, which alkalize the blood and tissue. Because of poor diet and high stress, we tend to accumulate and store excessive quantities of waste products such as diacetic, lactic, pyruvic, uric, carbonic, acetic, butyric and heptic acids.
According to Dr. Theodore Baroody, author of Alkalize Or Die, acid wastes attack joints, tissues, muscles, organs and glands causing minor to major dysfunction. He asserts that avoiding disease and maintaining vitality as we age requires the maintenance of an alkaline environment throughout the body. This is virtually impossible to accomplish in our high-tech, high-stress, toxic society unless we can walk on the beach everyday.
The IonCleanse purifies the body more effectively and faster than any herbal or fasting protocols, with little or no stress to the patient.
-Donna Holt, Wellness Writer
Essential fatty acids are essential to the human diet because we aren’t able to synthesize enough on our own. Omega-3 & Omega-6 regulate the body’s inflammation response. If you are eating the Standard American Diet, you are most likely consuming too much Omega-6. This imbalance leads to inflammatory diseases. In Latin, “-itis” means inflammation, thus any disease ending in “-itis” (arthritis, colitis, bronchitis, etc…), all stem from there being too much Omega-6, and too little Omega-3.
Inflammation is important in the proper amount. It helps fight viruses and induces healing. It’s not inherently “bad”, it just needs balance.
In order to achieve this balance, one should reduce consumption of foods high in Omega-6 and increase consumption of Omega-3. You want to be avoiding meats such as pork and chicken which have a 10:1 ratio of 6:3, as well as oils commonly found in processed foods including olive, canola and soybean.
While the most popular supplement prescribed is Omega-3 as fish oil capsules, there are many other arguably better sources. Fish don’t synthesize fatty acids in their bodies and actually acquire them through eating algae, which you can easily supplement. Chlorella, Blue-green algae, phytoplankton, and even nori seaweed provide you with pure omegas in their original form. Chia, flax, and hemp seeds also supply adequate, well balanced amounts of both 3 and 6, plus other nutrients and fiber; delicious additions to any recipe. And with overfishing and pollution straining our oceans, choosing plant based sources of omegas are a great way to keep both yourself and the planet healthy and happy.
At Country Harmony we are happy to carry a wide range of supplements to help you choose which source of omega fatty acids is right for you.
- Sarah Klein, Health Writer