Clean Living with Dr. Nancy – Holistic Healing Center

Clean Living with Dr. Nancy

Dr. Nancy was featured in the “Diaries” segment of the I Am Woman Project!

The Holistic Healing Center is so proud and excited to announce that this July 2017, Dr. Nancy was featured in the “Diaries” segment of the I Am Woman Project, along with other accomplished women, industry movers, and cultural influencers!

The I Am Woman Project is a multi-media platform creating a community for women to elevate, motivate, and celebrate themselves and each other through shared narratives. The project aims to create a home that demonstrates the power of women and celebrate the women’s perspective through various mediums.
Dr. Nancy was invited to write a diary entry for the segment; specifically, a message she would want to share with other women. This is her entry:

Dr. Nancy is honored and humbled to be featured in such an empowering Project. As a female entrepreneur, she has always been passionate about women breaking barriers and stereotypes and accomplishing their wildest dreams.

We strongly encourage you to take a look at the other diary entries featured in this segment. You can read them here: http://theiamwomanproject.com/#diaries Some of the other diary entry authors include journalists, filmmakers, radio hosts, authors, activists, and artists. Their words are powerful and inspiring.

Everyone at the Holistic Healing Center, especially Dr. Nancy, wishes to thank the I Am Woman Project for the profound and influential work you do. We feel privileged to have been featured as a small piece of this larger-than-life movement!

Check out the I Am Woman Project on social media! Their Instagram handle is https://www.instagram.com/theiamwomanproject and you can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheIAMWOMANProject1 as well as Twitter, at https://twitter.com/iamwomanproject

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5 Ways to Pamper Mom With Some Holistic Health on Mother’s Day

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As parents age, the years going by don’t have to full of aches, pains, and doctor’s appointments. They can be the Golden Years that Mom deserves! This Mother’s Day, give your mom a classic gift that will promote healthy aging, offer a foray into holistic health, and show her the value (and fun!) of a clean lifestyle at the time when she needs it most.

Tips for Making Mother’s Day a Celebration of Holistic Health

Read on to hear Holistic Healing Center’s favorite five holistic health Mother’s Day gifts that will pamper and spoil the magic woman in your life.

Hook her up with the Nutritionist

Our dietary needs change as we age, and a visit to an expert in this area can never hurt. This will raise her awareness of how clean eating impacts holistic health — such as, for example, abstaining from high sugar intake to possibly reduce inflammation. Or maybe it’s making sure that she’s getting enough antioxidants. Supporting her clean eating is a great way to support Mom as she ages – don’t just stop with the nutritionist. Get involved with her shopping, food choices, and meal preparation to provide a holistic perspective and enforce all the aspects of clean eating that you can.

Give her a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

Combining the energy boost of Reiki with a soothing vibe, Himalayan Salt Stone Massage can detoxify the body, support the immune system, and soothe areas of tension within the connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments that can undergo so much stress as a woman’s body changes. Click here for a live demonstration by Holistic Healing Center’s Dr. Nancy Alario Beliveau.

Introduce her to Anti-Aging Supplements

As Mom always used to say, “Remember to take your vitamins!” The Golden Years are a time when every nutrient on the list needs to be checked in order to make sure that holistic health is in effect. For example, herbal remedies are great for menopause and have helped many women through this topsy turvy time.

Pamper her with Organic Skincare

The skin needs tremendous care in the aging process. It is the body’s main eliminative organ, yet many of the products we use, unfortunately, are chuck full of dangerous toxins that become absorbed into our system and compromise our holistic health. Take the toxins out of the equation by visiting Dr. Nancy’s hub with Arbonne International for some great pure skincare products that Mom will love such as soaps, makeup, and hair products.

Pump her up with Positive Mindset Training

Being Mom isn’t easy all the time — so help her shake any and all blues she may encounter! As we age it is important to remember not only the health of the body but also of the mind. Attitude is everything, and especially critical when faced with difficult changes that she may not be able to control, such as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Energize her mind and revitalize her spiritual being with a positivity session such as those offered by the personal training team at our Holistic Healing Center in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

You’d like to make sure that loved ones are functioning at all optimal health all the time, and Mother’s Day is a great opportunity for a check in point. Our team specializes in Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, and Personal Training and has a full stock of healthy, pure products and supplements to pamper and spoil Mom on her special day. Reserve your Mother’s Day spot before space runs out!

Disclaimers

You should not use Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy if you have a pacemaker and should always consult with your doctor before doing this or any other intervention.

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Healing Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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Benefits of Reiki Therapy

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Have you been feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? At one time or another, it happens to all of us, but you don’t have to live like this forever. One of the best ways to combat stress-overload is to turn to holistic medicine. Holistic medicine is about healing the whole person: mind, body, and soul. A variety of natural therapies can provide immediate relief, and one of the first ones I suggest to my patients is Reiki therapy.

In our fast-paced society, the effects of stress can take a physical toll, resulting in symptoms ranging from irritability and exhaustion to weight gain and illness. To combat these issues, many physicians suggest a variety of stress-relieving techniques. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep stress in check, but sometimes it isn’t enough.

Reiki is an ancient therapy that promotes healing by balancing the energy within the body. Trained Reiki therapists focus on unblocking the energy centers, called chakras, within a patient’s body. Many patients feel better after their first session, but regular sessions are often recommended to keep the chakras open and promote healing and stress relief. Reiki has been found to relieve a variety of ailments including anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and chronic pain.

In 2015, a group of scientists studied the effects of Reiki therapy on mental health clinicians who were suffering from job-related burnout. They found that 30 minutes of healing touch Reiki therapy successfully reduced the effects of emotional and physical job-related stress. To address the possibility that the clinicians’ relief was caused by the power of suggestion, they used an untrained actor who pretended to perform Reiki on a control group.

Their results? The study found that the group treated by a trained Reiki practitioner had results that were statistically significantly better than the group treated by the actor. Their study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2015 and is one of the most through studies of the therapy to date.

If you’ve been bogged down with work stress, exhausted by family issues, or suffering from chronic pain, it’s time to give Reiki a try. I have witnessed the healing power of Reiki first hand, and can wholeheartedly recommend it as a therapeutic treatment to my patients. Fight the fatigue today and schedule your appointment with our certified Reiki Therapist, located in the Holistic Healing Center office for your convenience.

Sources:

Husney, A. (Ed.). (2014, November 14). Reiki – Topic Overview. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/tc/reiki-topic-overview

Rosada, R. M., Rubik, B., Mainguy, B., Plummer, J., & Mehl-Madrona, L. (2015). Reiki Reduces Burnout Among Community Mental Health Clinicians. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21(8), 489-495.

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Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy Comes to Colts Neck, NJ

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Move over, yoga and Reiki, there’s a new exotic relaxation option in town. Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy is the newest rage in holistic medicine and it’s made a splash in Colts Neck, New Jersey – of all places, at Dr. Nancy’s Holistic Healing Center. Read on to hear about how it works and why you should consider it.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with Massage

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapeutic Massage

The image to the left illustrates how Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy relieved calf tendonitis for a patient of our wellness center in Colts Neck. Minerals were delivered by applying the warm stones directly through the skin in a therapeutic massage with some detoxification massage oil and pink sea salt. Trigger point therapy was applied to the tough knots in the patient’s calf to cause release.

But the therapeutic benefit isn’t all there is to it; Himalayan Salt Stone massage is potentially beneficial for your immune system and can help purify the air in your home to possibly reduce airborne illness.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with Electric Stimulus

Himalayan Salt Stones provide a deep pressure to relax and ease tension. At Holistic Healing Center, we apply electrical simulation pads into the areas of treatment to increase effectiveness. Watch this video for a live demonstration of how this Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy has been used on a client with back pain.

The electrical stimulation is a natural pain reliever that blocks the signals from your muscle to your brain telling you that you’re in pain. So unlike a pharmaceutical pain reliever that chemically blocks those signals, the electrical stimulation is a safe, natural way to relieve pain.

If you’re tired of popping pills and want to explore natural ways to reduce stress and improve your health through holistic medicine techniques such as Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy, email drnancy@holistichealingcenternj.com or contact us for more information.

Disclaimers

You should not use Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy if you have a pacemaker and should always consult with your doctor before doing this or any other intervention.

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Healing Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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Robots to Replace Physical Therapists in NJ? Fuhgetaboutit!

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Everything we read seems to attest that artificial intelligence is going to have more influence over healthcare in years to come.  Although we welcome any technological advancements, we are not completely convinced that surrendering control to machines instead of physical therapists in NJ is going to catch on anytime soon. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, by the way, artificial intelligence uses algorithms to teach machines and robots to mimic human behavior.

Here’s why we like it:  Who wouldn’t like to see a cure for cancer?  Such innovation could increase the health of the population, increase the quality of life for humanity, and relieve financial pressures burdening an already burdened system. On the other hand, we’re not quite certain that anyone other than a doctor should be rendering healthcare advice. It’s still too risky. There is a skill and intuition that excellent healthcare practitioners have that cannot be replaced by machines. Many of us can testify to the fact that to when making a critical and irrevocable decision about a human being’s health, intuition, wisdom and experience play a huge role.  Plus, how can a robot deliver bedside manner like physical therapists in NJ do?  The human element to medicine can not be replaced. And then there’s the crisis scenario. Let’s say we give the machines access to our healthcare information and then lose control of the machines.

The following examples of bedside manner illustrate we do not envision in our lifetime any robot being able to replace. For example, one of our clients has Multiple Sclerosis and as you can see from her testimonial, the kindness and care that we’ve shown her has made a remarkable difference in her treatment. We are right by her side as she fights the disease. For another of our clients who sprained his ankle so severely that he thought he would never be the same again, our bedside manner has led to dramatic improvements.  Visit our Holistic Healing Center YouTube page to hear and see more of what real bedside manner is like.  Can artificial intelligence offer the same level of comfort, compassion, empathy, and most of all can it warm the patient’s heart like we do? Fuhgetaboutit!

Any opinion on whether or not you see robots replacing physical therapists in NJ – yeah or neigh?  Comment below and let us know what you think.

Disclaimers

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Health Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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3 Reasons Your Kid Will Love Going to The Holistic Healing Center

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While nobody likes to think about taking a child to the doctor, Holistic Healing Center (HHC) makes the experience one that is enjoyable, skill building, and beneficial for both child and parent.  This month, we’ve interviewed Dr. Cecille Augusta, a pediatric specialist at our center, to give us a view of what makes HHC different from other clinical providers and the immense benefit to families that has led to our center’s popularity.

Spare My Kid The Drugs, Please!

In a world of procedure happy, prescription pushing clinicians, families find relief in holistic health remedies which are natural and treat not only a body part but also the whole person. Holistic Healing Center’s philosophy, which parents would agree with, is that the fewer visits to the operating room and the pharmacy, the better.

According to Dr. Cecille, Holistic Healing Center looks at all the body’s systems and how they fit together, not just the musculoskeletal system. Often it is found that nutrition, skin care, behavioral issues, and other areas may be causing or exacerbating the dysfunction. Dr. Cecille recalls a case when she was treating a baby with Torticollis. The baby had a rash from teething, so she questioned what her parents were using on her skin. She made recommendations, and the next time she saw her the rash was gone.

Natural Remedies Promote Healthy Functionality

Children commonly are referred to HHC for outpatient physical therapy services such as treatment of delay in developmental gross motor milestones, Torticollis, impairments related to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, PDD, sensorimotor/sensory processing dysfunction, and bone fractures. HHC’s approach is to engage children without making it feel like exercise per se.  The children work through a series of doing developmental movements and strengthening activities that feel like play to them. According to Dr. Cecille, that’s the job that kids do best! She says, “They’re not just doing leg lifts. They’re kicking a ball. They’re not just standing on one leg, they’re trying to hop.” Engagement is critical to treatment success as the biggest obstacle with any patient, child or adult, is teaching and motivating them to function on a daily basis in a manner that supports healthy physical development.

Holistic Healing Center actively incorporates tools to support the child’s learning. For children who aren’t able to communicate, for example, Dr. Cecille uses adaptive toys with switches attached to a voicebox that says “yes or no”, or a toy that engages if they push a button. It could even be a smiley face on a piece of paper that resolves the communication issues which may be impeding progress.

Creating Parental Awareness

The holistic component of HHC’s treatment approach includes one big factor: active parent participation.  The mother and/or father is involved during the whole session. Upon meeting the child, Dr. Cecille finds out from the parent what the child’s favorite characters are and incorporates them into the activities, if need be using a YouTube video. This method helps to make treatment feel as if it is part of the child’s natural life. Dr. Cecille demonstrates exactly how to carry out the activities to move the child along the line of developmental progression at home. In addition, Dr. Cecille discusses how overall health can impact the physical ailment at hand. Some examples include recommending essential oils to be utilized to relieve anxiety, improve focus and attention, or to soothe colic. The more awareness the parent gains from a visit at HHC, the more successful the outcome for the child.

Dr. Cecille is just one of many in Holistic Healing Center’s lineup of pediatric specialists. Take the edge off taking your child to the doctor with healthcare that is all encompassing, naturally suited to the element of a child’s life, and nurturing for the parent as well. We’d love to hear from you so please email drnancy@holistichealingcenternj.com to set up a time to come visit us, or message us through Facebook.

Disclaimers

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Healing Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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The Benefits of Pure Products

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Congratulations! You’ve made an effort to eliminate processed food from your diet, and have created and followed a regular exercise routine. Those are impressive positive changes, but you can do even more on your journey to a healthy lifestyle by using pure products. An often overlooked area for improvement is hiding in your soap dispenser, shampoo bottle, and makeup bag.

The personal care industry is booming in the United States, but there are very few restrictions on the ingredients that can be used, and many include dangerous toxins that can be absorbed through your skin.

Soaps, deodorant, makeup, hair products, and even your toothpaste may include ingredients that can pose a health hazard, and may even be banned in other countries.

Determining the safety of personal care products is trickier than distinguishing between health food and junk food, but it can be done. The first step is to become an informed consumer. Don’t assume that because a product is labeled as “natural,” or “organic,” it is. The personal care industry does not have to comply with the same regulations as the food industry, and ingredient labels can be vague or incomplete. Do your research by visiting sites such as the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database, the Organic Consumer’s Association, or Dr. Mercola’s website, mercola.com.

It is especially important to keep an eye out for sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and phthalates, as they are not safe and can be absorbed into your body. Other toxins that are frequently found in personal care products include heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and beryllium, as well as the vague ingredient, “fragrance,” which often contains endocrine disruptors that have been banned in Europe.

In your soaps and toothpaste, it is important to keep an eye out for triclosan, an antibacterial agent that is behind the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria, as well as aspartame, a known cancer-causing artificial sweetener. Microbeads, tiny plastic spheres included in many personal care products, are incredibly damaging to the environment and to the aquatic animal population as they can easily pass through our water treatment facilities.

Finally, it is important to consider the ways in which we as consumers affect the planet. Your purchases send an important message to the personal care industry, and companies listen when their pocketbooks take a hit. Whenever possible, try to purchase from companies that are careful to avoid toxic ingredients and value transparency. Also try to buy from companies that do not test on animals. Animal testing results in the suffering, death and disfigurement of countless animals around the world each year. There are many companies that take pride in their cruelty-free promise by producing pure products, and they should be supported.

I have found that the personal care pure products from Arbonne are effective, safe, of exceptional quality, and responsibly produced and distributed. If you would like to learn more about Arbonne or are interested in purchasing their pure products, the Arbonne line can be found on my website for your convenience.

Sources:

Ferrer, E. C., & Cummins, R. (April 12, 2016). Hormone Disruptors: Everyday Poisons in Non-Organic Food, Body Care Products, Water Bottles and Home Furniture. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/hormone-disruptors-everyday-poisons-non-organic-food-body-care-products-water-bottles-and

Humane Society International. About Animal Testing. Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://www.hsi.org/campaigns/end_animal_testing/qa/about.html

Mercola, J.. How Safe Is Your Favorite Lipstick? (August 31, 2016). Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/31/lead-in-lipstick.aspx

Mercola, J.. Is Your Toothpaste Loaded With Toxins? (August 31, 2016). Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/31/toxic-toothpaste-chemicals.aspx

Mercola, J.. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Facts Versus Fairytales. (July 13, 2010) Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.aspx

Environmental Working Group. Not Too Pretty. (July 8, 2002). Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://www.ewg.org/research/not-too-pretty

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A Clean Eating Primer With Dr. Nancy

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Have you been feeling tired? Weak? Forgetful? When your diet isn’t properly balanced, you can be left feeling sluggish and foggy. If your nutritional choices haven’t been stellar recently, then today is the perfect time to get back on track with clean eating!

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The Clean Living Triumvirate:
How To Lead a Healthy Life With Diet, Exercise & Pure Products

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If you would like to lead a healthy life, you need to examine your diet, exercise and the products you use on your body and around your home.

Diet

The first step towards a healthy life includes an assessment of your diet. A healthy diet should consist of whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, proteins and gluten–free grains such as quinoa, rice, corn, amaranth, buckwheat and oats. One of the best ways to keep track of your balanced diet is to have half of your plate filled with veggies while the other half is split evenly between protein and whole grains. I advise my clients to avoid cow’s milk as it can be inflammatory, and if you are vegan or vegetarian, to be sure you are getting healthy sources of protein from vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

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