Category Archives: Nutrition and Diet

Leptin ~ Stop cravings and over-eating

Homeopathic Leptin – Metabolic and Satiety Factor for Weight Loss

Leptin’s Function

Leptin instructs neurons in the hypothalamus to signal you that you are “full” which is why leptin is referred to as the ‘satiety’ factor. Leptin signaling leads to suppression of hunger urges and curbs eating desires.  Leptin is involved in stimulating metabolism and regulating thermogenesis through process called lipolysis / fat burning.

EDS – EAV – Electrodermal Screening & Testing

EDS ~ EAV ~ Electrodermal Meridian Screening & Testing

EDS stands for ElectroDermal Screening. EAV stands for Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll, a German Scientist. Both mean the same thing. I use a German Energy Medicine device which I think  are superior. I lightly touch a point near your fingernails and toenails of your body,  where your meridians start or finish.   This accesses the conductivity of your organs and systems. A perfect reading is 50 – 58. Acute is over 58, Chronic is below 50, and a sliding reading – from high to low is an indicator drop which shows a loss of conductivity.

I love EAV. It provides information on many levels:

  • It screesn your supplements and indicate if they are beneficial or not. Helps in selecting the best supplements and spending money on only those that support you.
  • It indicates how many pills of a supplement is required to balance the meridian.
  • It screens foods for sensitivities to that food.
  • It screens viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens from vials I have
  • It screen various parts of the body, including the brain, organs and intestines ~ important foci.
  • Because it is True BioResonance, it helps with minimizing drinking if you are NOT an alcoholic.
  • It helps to eliminate the desire to smoke.
  • It work with allergic sensitivities to animals, pollens, etc.
  • It uses body secretions, urine, tears, etc. to balance specific issues.
  • And, it works with emotional issues ~ amazing.

With my EDS (electrodermal) Wavemaker Pro system I screen your meridians and it provides information as to which systems are out of balance. ie. Lymph, circulation, hormonal, liver/gall bladder, small and large intestines, nervous system, etc. A program is instituted to help you regain health by using homeopathics, nutritional products and detoxing if necessary.

This program is rewarding because it is easy and it works!

Are Your Supplements Making You Sick?:

When I received my first EDS system I tested my supplements and 6 out of 8 I was allergic to.  Dr. Darrell See, MD, Endocrinologist of UC Irvine, did a study with over 200 supplements and found that 97% were toxic. I have found typically 50 – 75% of what my clients bring in to toxic.  Purchasing supplements that benefit you costs less and keeps you healthier.

Using High Quality BioResonance:

At The Natural Health Centre, I use the Electrodermal Screening WaveMaker Pro device to bring about balance.  Food Intolerances are part of your DNA and this is where Genetic Typing for the best nutritional plan for you is vital.

Many EAV devices only take readings, they do not provide energy back to the your body. This is a critical difference!

All life is made of energy.  Humans tend to think of themselves as relatively solid creatures.  We are  a mass of compressed energy. We emit our own electromagnetic fields and we each have our own unique “vibration”, or oscillation. This oscillation can easily be measured with electronic equipment. When we are healthy, our bodies produce a smooth, regular oscillation. When the body is under stress, the pattern becomes jagged and irregular.

It’s a therapy to keep your eye on. “Is it the future of medicine? Yes, absolutely ~ AND it is here NOW!”

Nancey Kinney, PhDc, Naturopath, MAPsych., Energy Medicine  949 218 8788

Hydration / Water ~ Critical to Your Health

Hydration / Water~ Critical to Your Health

 Why is water important?:

If you have not read Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water where he talked about curing painful conditions and serious diseases with the application of water, then go buy yourself a copy.  Hydration is a key to your optimal health.

In his book he says:

“Your muscles that move your body are 75% water.” (think muscle pain relief)

Your blood that transports nutrients is 82% water.” (think sludgy blood, high blood pressure, stress on your heart, etc.)

”Your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water.” (think clear headedness, being aware and energetic).

‘Your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water.” (think about your ability to focus.

“Your bones are 25% water.” (think flexibility)

And in all the above situations, think detoxification and the ability of your body to rejuvenate itself as a result. We live in an extremely toxic world, so this is very important.  Make sure you hydrate your body and cells.

 Disease: the elderly are at risk:

I often think about the elderly, who barely get 2 – 3 cups of liquid a day. Their blood becomes sludgy; they are often not clear headed; they are not detoxing and get brown spots on their skin; they have strokes, heart attacks and come down with many diseases. Simply increasing what they drink can make a significant difference in their health and their energy levels.

 How much do you really need?:

 I generally share with my clients that they should drink one half their weight in ounces of water a day. If you weigh 130 then it is optimal to drink 65 ounces of water.

Often my client’s immediate response is, “I can’t drink that much or I don’t like water.”

So let’s define what water can be. Herbal teas, lemon or lime in water with stevia, organic coffee (if it is on your Genetic Food List and this should be limited to 2 cups a day as it is acidic).

My grandsons love Raspberry Tea iced. I simply fill a 2 quart pitcher with good quality water and put in 4 tea bags and stevia to taste. No need to Steep. Put it in the refrigerator and it is ready in about 30 minutes. Think of all the varieties of herbal teas there are.

Kombucha is a great alternative as well. I make it at home and have the recipe if you want it. I usually have an extra “scobey” if someone needs one.

I don’t recommend drinking milk. Kefir is fine and there are other fermented drinks depending on your genetic type.

If you like orange juice, then simply put one orange in a blender, add 1 cup of water and stevia to taste and blend. Otherwise, pouring a glass of orange juice is a sugar assault on your body. Typically there are 4 oranges in one glass of oj – far too much fructose for your body to assimilate at once. Wonder why you feel sleepy/tired within an hour?”

Cook some raw cranberries and put them in the blender with water and stevia as well. Other fruit can be used in the same way. You can use seltzer water if you desire a sparkly beverage.

Most fruit juices are loaded with sugar. An 8 oz. soda is about 8 teaspoons of sugar and fruit juice is the same.

Plan what and when to drink:

This is another tough part. Unless I prepare for the day, I don’t drink enough water.

Recommendation: First decide how much you need to drink.

Have two cups of liquid upon arising, ie… a mug of lemon/lime water to cleanse your liver that has been detoxing while you sleep. Then follow with another 2 cups of herbal tea. Drinking this much is easy as you have been dehydrated all night.

Then have breakfast. Two hours later have another 2 cups, then lunch and 2 hours later another 2 cups, then dinner and 2 hours later 2 a relaxing herbal tea to prepare for bed and relaxation. You need to wait two hours after a meal so you don’t predigest your food. It is best to have only ¼ cup of liquid with meals. Remember, the amount you drink should be adjusted to how much you weigh.

Remember soups count as liquid as do some veges and fruit you consume.

Some alternatives to stevia are lo han sho, xylitol, raw organic sugar (just a little), or a little raw honey occasionally.

Hydration – an Important Key to Your Health!  Drink up!

One Diet does NOT fit all – Natural Weightloss

One Diet does NOT fit all  – Natural Weightloss

Just mention the word “diet” and people immediately think “fad or low calorie diet” for weightloss.  What about your regular diet?  Is it supporting your health?  How do we eat healthily and attain weightloss?  How do we maintain weightloss? – keep the weight OFF, get our energy back and feel great too?

Stay Healthy with Preventive Care!

Prevention Vs. Being Sick:

Preventive Care will not only support your health, but helps save you lost time, undue stress and money.

Most clients seek a practitioner when something is out of balance with their health. What about staying healthy so that does NOT happen? I know, we are not conditioned that way, YET this does not mean that we need to stay ignorant to the fact that our health IS our MOST important asset. When we are sick, we lose wages, become depressed, anxious, exhausted and more.

Create A Daily Wellness Plan:

There are many preventive measures you can take to stay healthy:

  • Drinking ½ your weight in ounces of water, herbal tea, organic coffee if it is on your genotype, fermented drinks and water with lemon or lime and stevia. Your blood is 70% water, so your blood becomes thick when you do not drink enough. Think heart issues! Adequate liquids improves conductivity of your cells. Think communication! Without adequate water, herbal teas or fermented foods, this equals dehydration AND NO conductivity.
  • Fiber: We need 25 – 50% of fiber to support us in the elimination of toxins and healthy bowel movements. We live in an amazingly toxic world.
  • Detox: Drink lemon or lime water with stevia first thing in the morning. Do a Whole Body Detox once time per year. We live in a toxic world, so it is important to continually detox using the basic principals on this page.
  • Genetic Typing: Which foods support you in boosting your immune system and metabolism? We are all unique and one diet does NOT fit all. I evaluate my clients on their first visit and provide them with a list of the optimal foods for their genetic type.
  • Healthy supplementation: Most supplements have magnesium stearate or titanium dioxide under “other ingredients.” These coat your intestines to make a biofilm so your absorption is decreased. I sell high quality supplements and give my clients a 10% discount. Remember minerals are the “spark plugs” of your body ~ and we no longer get enough due to depleted soils. I have a tower garden, which I also sell, AND I really think everyone should have one. Organic seeds grown hydroponically result in nutrition right from your our tower garden. No soil to mess with AND it is fun as well as vitally nutritious. Food loses vital nutrients from the first day they are picked. See:
  • Exercise: Surprisingly over exercise depletes your adrenal glands. Moderate exercise is best, including walking. It is best exercises is to sprint for 1 minute, then walk for 4 minutes. Do this 4 times and you have boosted your immune system and metabolism effectively. Takes just 20 minutes a day. Simple hand weight rotations helps with bone density.
  • Stretching : is a good alternative to exercise if the weather is inclement and really aids in moving your lymph to cleanse your body.
  • Deep Breathing: Helps move your lymph and oxygenates your blood and keeps you energetic and focused.
  • Emotions: Do what you can to stay positively focused. Stress and negative emotions change a healthy pH to an unhealthy one in minutes. AND, stress is responsible for 85% of all sickness.
  • Live “Optimally:” We only live once – that we really know about. So why would you choose to be less than you are capable of being. Do fun things daily; have passions. Make quality time for yourself. Expect others to treat you well and when they don’t, leave the friendship as it is another form of toxicity you do NOT need. Learn from your mistakes and don’t judge yourself or others. Self-forgiveness works!

Why do we want to fit in when we were meant to stand out? Dr. Seuss / 949-218-8788949-218-8788

Which Fruits and Veges

Forty three fruits and vegetables were evaluated by  This is a great site to search for chemicals that are in all products we use including cosmetics.  

WATER: Vital to Your Health:

This is more of a reminder than a recipe.  Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water a day.

Do you know that your blood is 70% water?  Not enough water and your blood can become sludgy – lots of health implications.  Water also helps to conduct electricity in your body…and so much more.

Many clients say they simply don’t like drinking water or ask how to drink that much water?   Our world is becoming more toxic and it is important to flush these toxins out of our body on a continual basis.  Eating vegetables and fruits with high water content counts as part of your water intake and fiber is important as well.

Magnesium: It does a body good!

The mineral of the month is Magnesium, which is the mineral of the muscle – the heart being the largest muscle in your body. Magnesium is a relaxer, not only of the muscles, but of the mind – it can calm you down. If you are having heart palpitations it can help regulate the heart into a normal beat. Magnesium is often used in the emergency room in intravenous form when someone comes in with a heart attack or life threatening arrhythmia – irregular heart beat. It is also responsible for over 300 enzyme functions in your body – yet most Americans are deficient in it. Often we take supplements with calcium and magnesium as a combination. Yet, recent studies state that we may be taking too much calcium which can cause calcification of the muscles and arteries. We often get enough calcium in dairy products and in some vegetables, yet we simply do not get enough magnesium in our diet. Milk of magnesia is magnesium and is famous for helping with constipation. Too much can cause diarrhea although magnesium glycinate will not do this. It is also in the form of Epsom Salts and you can use 2 cups to 1/2 cup of Baking Soda in a bath to sooth tense or fatigued muscles. Your body absorbs the magnesium and you can relax. Try this before bed or when you are stressed. Light a candle and just let go. If you have cramps – menstrual, leg cramps, feel aggravated or overwhelmed take 200 mg. of magnesium and relax those muscles. Before doing physical or strenuous work it helps to take 200 mg. of magnesium and 400 mg. of gaba. Gaba also helps you to relax as it is an inhibitory amino acid – calming. Your body will love you for it. I sell both in my office. Adding magnesium to your diet can support you if you experience any of the following conditions:

Who is living longer?

The reports are that we are living longer.  Yes, the generation that ate as I did are living longer IF they continued to eat and drink healthily.  The reports are saying that the pre-prepared, fast food generation will not live as long.  This is sad – yet very understandable.  So now is the time to get our health back – now.

My father-in-law is 105 – always ate real food – no prepared foods, and drinks one glass of wine a night.  They lived by themselves until three years ago. My mother-in-law was 95 when she passed away.  Real food – that’s the key.

It is so much healthier and you eat less and have more vitamins, minerals and nutrients in your food.  And you feel better – what a concept.

Good Foods & Foods that Don’t do a body good!

I am so grateful that I have a reference point of a time in my life when most of the food that was consumed was healthy.

I grew up in New England, north ofBoston, near the ocean.  The food in our grocery store was mostly grown locally.

There were no pre-prepared frozen meals or foods.

We ate foods from our garden each spring and summer.  Our mom or grandmother canned fruits, froze fruits and veges in season, & made soups from scratch.  We went to berry farms and picked strawberries and blueberries.

There were no “light” foods: yogurts, ice cream, milk (you took the cream off the top if you did not want the fat)

There were no preservatives in our foods or in us!