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“People Who Can’t See It for Themselves, Can’t See It for You!”

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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“People who can’t see it for themselves, can’t see it for you!” Les Brown.

Prolific words today as I was getting my dose of morning motivation. When you have a dream planted in your soul, surround yourself with those who believe in you. Many people just don’t get it, won’t understand it, and think because they are too fearful to step outside their comfort zone that it will not work for YOU. That is the biggest lie! It is not true. We have to learn to be unafraid of stepping into the unknown.

As Garth Brooks would say, “Standing outside the fire!” When we are on the verge of the biggest breakthroughs in life, sometimes that is when the biggest opposition hits us. Whether it is the parasite, the “enemy”, or even friends or family, sometimes you have to believe that if the dream seed was planted in you, that GOD meant it for YOU. Pursue it. Track it. Follow it! Be the LION, not the sheep!

Jesus said, “Be not afraid” because he knew we were created and destined for greatness. If you didn’t know, GOD doesn’t make mistakes. So, next time someone in your life becomes a naysayer trying to plant seeds of doubt, just remember, it is YOUR seed that you need to nourish, not their opinion! Be GREAT! Be BRILLIANT! Be BOLD! Be STRONG! Be AWESOME! Let them hear you ROAR!

#abundance #destiny #motivation #LesBrown #LION #inspiration #GoodNews #GodIsGood #followyourdream #ItsYourSeed #soulpurpose #BeGreat


“The POISON was the CURE”: My Struggle with Toxic Mold Poisoning Podcast

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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From the Food As Medicine Podcast, led by Dr. Anh, I bring you this informative interview. Here is a dose of what you get in this podcast:

After a lifetime of medical diagnoses and prescription drugs, Lori finally hit her low point in May, 2014. She had recently turned 40, and was severely depressed, had “brain fog,” was in menopause, had severe digestive issues, and had to take a 9-month medical leave from work. She simply could not function. Four months later she discovered black mold in her condo; THIS WAS THE SOURCE OF HER ILLNESS, which 14 doctors could not diagnose.

This toxic black mold (Stachybotrys) is common in desert areas (Lori lived in Palm Springs, CA), and sometimes starts to grow where leaks or floods have occurred. Lori discovered the mold growth where an A/C unit had leaked into the walls and ceilings.

So, what do you do about toxic black mold? Lori TOOK CONTROL AND TOOK ACTION! She recounts the following steps in her SUCCESSFUL detoxification process:

Immediate evacuation!
Professional air quality tests
Candida diet
Colon hydrotherapy
Infrared sauna treatments
Alkaline water
Vegan diet
High doses of supplements
High doses of fish oils
High doses of melatonin
Mindset adjustment
B-complex vitamin injections

Our conversation also covers ways to minimize detox reactions, the importance of healthy eating and quality supplements, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Even if toxic mold isn’t making you sick, Lori’s advice and insight can help anyone learn to remove toxins and live a healthier lifestyle. Join us to learn more!


God is GOOD All the Time

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

 

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When you feel EXTREME GRATITUDE coming on, you need to shout it from the rooftop! GOD IS SO GOOD — ALL THE TIME! My faith remains stronger than my fear. GOD will supply you for today and all of your tomorrows.
I am on an arduous and scary journey. Each tomorrow brings uncertainty and wonder. Have I made the right decision? Am I on the right path? Is this my soul’s purpose, divinely assigned to me? With every question and worry, I rope myself back into the present moment, which I CONTROL, and allow a moment of prayer. I am provided for all my needs. I have been humbled by my experiences this last year, teaching me what truly matters in life. I have more than enough to sustain my basic needs. I am healthy, able-bodied, strong, beautiful, intelligent, and well-equipped to sustain the hurricane forces that have come against me. Each new day still dawns a sunrise, I breathe a new breath of air, I see my gorgeous Coachella mountains, I hear the birds chirping around me, I smell the pungency of the earthy desert floor, and I am grateful for each new experience. I am a FEARLESS LIONESS WARRIOR! I put on the Girdle of Truth! I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness! I put on the Shoes of Peace! I put on the Shield of Faith! I put on the Helmet of Salvation! I take the Sword of the Spirit! I am protected from Satan’s fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.
Praise the LORD for he IS SO GOOD! I am so BLESSED. When you stay in faith, through the storm and the trials, you will be delivered God’s mercy and abundance.


How is YOUR Attitude? Are you a “Can-Do” or a “Can’t-Do” person?

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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I believe Friday is in serious need of some #POSITIVITY! How is your attitude? Could it use a little adjusting? Do you need a little boost, an extra pep in your step? Today’s homework is to start a journal with 2 words written at the top, and then fill it in until you run out of ink… and then get a pen and keep writing! The magical words are: “I AM…” Simple. Declare unto you what YOU ARE. No negatives. No self-doubt. No sabotaging words. Practice kindness to yourself today. Here are a few words of encouragement from Jim Rohn about “can-do” people. Once you start using the “I AM” in your vocabulary, you BECOME a “can-do” person!
Can-do people are immune to burnout. They love what they do because they’ve learned how to fuel the fire that keeps them moving. The prize is not given to the person who’s the smartest, nor to the person with the advantages in resources and position, but to the person with passion.
Can-do people can adjust to change. They don’t get caught griping about an unexpected curve in the road. They accept transition with an optimistic outlook.
Can-do people are fearless. They go straight to the source of their solution. Their very effort commands attention as they wrestle a problem to the ground with expediency. They don’t wait; they initiate.
Can-do people abstain from complaining. They recognize its futility and guard their minds and mouths against indulging in this time-wasting activity.
Can-do people not only initiate, they finish. They are self-starters with the capacity to close the deal.


HYB Series PART 3: WERE YOU EXPOSED? IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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In PART 2, you were given my background and all the insults my little body was exposed to as a child. Now, we begin the functional medicine task of looking at each element to identify areas that are modifiable factors in all of our lives. This segment is going to focus on TOXINS I was exposed to from ages 0-20 years old. Don’t forget to catch PART 4 to identify the MEDICATIONS, giving you a thorough assessment of drug insults, and PART 5 to identify DIETARY FACTORS, giving you many potential food factors that could play part in your child’s health – or even YOUR health. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and steer our ship back on course for the first topic: ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS.

 

On a daily basis, I was continuously exposed to a barrage of environmental toxins. I was quite the little puffer! Just kidding — I’ve never smoked a day in my life, or even a second for that matter. I did, however, inhale quite a little secondhand smoke. The smoke came from the ends of cigarettes smoked by my parents, aunts and uncles during family gatherings, and from neighbors and adult family friends that visited our home. “Unlucky Strike” number one, secondhand cigarette smoke filled up my lungs with chemical tar and sludge, taxing already stressed out lungs.

 

Next, my entire childhood was spent living in agricultural communities. Farming utilizes high amounts of pesticides and herbicides and generates massive plumes of chemical pollutant dust. Just mentally visualizing the dusty haze makes me want to sneeze. While working the land during planting and harvesting, this ‘micro-particulate’ dust is continuously kicked up into the air. If that sounds like it may choke your lungs, add in the mixture of pollen and mold spores that are also being released by tilling the dirt and cutting the crops. Living in these remote areas, you are subject to unlimited sources of respiratory distress. A steady stream of dust irritates the sensitive lining of your nose and throat, causing allergies, sinus infections, sinus headaches, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and upper respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. “Unlucky Strike” number 2, breathing poison and irritants from the air.

 

As I continued to breath the toxins into my respiratory system on a daily basis, I was also ingesting chemicals seeping into the municipal water supply. By drinking ‘polluted’ tap water, chemicals were allowed to take up residence in my digestive system – wreaking havoc with yet another sensitive and crucial body system. We all consider organic gardening a wonderful way to avoid chemicals and supply our families with healthful food choices. However, as a child in the 1970s, we had no knowledge of the benefits of ‘organics’ or the dangers of chemical toxins we sprayed, sprinkled and doused all over our gardens. By consuming home grown “fresh” garden vegetables and fruit, I was being exposed to another source of pesticides and herbicides, like Round-Up, and many other chemicals utilized to kill the bugs and beetles that could potentially destroy the plants. “Unlucky Strike” number 3, ingesting chemicals from drinking water and fresh produce.

 

Another very unfortunate source of potential toxins and poisons came from consumption of fresh fish caught from local streams and lakes. My favorite family activity was, and still is, fishing. Not to toot my own horn, but I will admit I was quite the little angler! We were never a catch-and-release family, as we actually enjoyed having a beer-battered “fish fry” after a day at the river. For children, the sport of fishing is basically to see how many fish you can successfully land on shore, how fast you can get the fish off the hook, and equally how fast you can cast your line back in the water for a repeat. We never worried about who was going to clean the fish and take care of the dirty work – that would be good ol’ Dad’s job. On many occasions, our catch of the day consisted of fish like catfish and bullhead, because they were easy to catch and always yielded a productive fishing day. These nasty bottom feeding fish have very oily meat with a higher concentration of toxins — as the toxins are naturally attracted to, and concentrate in oily tissues. If we were fishing in North and South Dakota rivers, streams and lakes, where exactly did those toxins found in our fish come from? That is an excellent question and one that many do not take into consideration. Many lakes and streams are situated on land next to crop fields. Irrigation and rainwater runoff from the fields can find its way back into the streams and lakes, polluting these precious bodies of water with poisons. Additionally, many ranchers have built massive cattle feedlots and pig and hog farms near lakes and streams. I know this is extremely disgusting, however, the urine and feces runoff eventually makes its way to the water supply where we are innocently catching the fish – which we take home and EAT. I have never seen signs posted by the Game and Fish Department issuing any warnings of potential increased noxious toxins in the “wild” fish found in these local bodies of water. I have since warned my friends and family back home of the dangers of eating fish caught in tiny lakes that are stagnant with no outlets to keep the water flowing steadily, and also from streams and rivers located on farmed lands or near feedlots. “Unlucky Strike” number 4, ingesting contaminants found in locally caught “wild” fish from polluted waters.

 

This segment should have given you a good overview of just a few environmental toxins you could be exposed to, especially if you or a loved one was raised in rural farming communities. You will not want to miss PART 4, which will take a look at MEDICATION exposures and the dangers found lurking there.