Holistic Health

balanceHolistic Health takes into account the whole person — body, mind & spirit. 

Keep it Simple…

  1. Make an appointment with a Naturopathic Dr. — Review lab work and create a specific, individualized detoxification, nutrition, exercise, supplement, hormone balancing plan. (Bastyr Clinic in San Diego.  Dr. Kristine Reese works with patients remotely.)
  2. Eat loads of colorful, nutrient-dense veggies and fruit every day!
  3. Read: Eat This — Not That
  4. Add chloroxygen & lemon to  filtered drinking water: (builds red blood cells, increases oxygenation, boosts energy levels and alkalizes water).
  5. See Berkey Filters here.
  6. Eliminate: coffee, meat, dairy, alcohol, all processed foods, artificial ingredients & sweeteners, sugar, wheat & gluten
  7. Drink fresh green juice, Liquid Love or Green-berry smoothie.
  8. Consume good fats and minimize oil.  Raw nuts, seeds, avocado
  9. Watch Food Matters; Forks Over Knives; WHAT THE HEALTH
  10. Eliminate Toxins and chemicals. Learn about the “dirty dozen” & “clean 15”
  11. Exercise every day at least 30 minutes.
  12. Discover Hatha Yoga. Read “Peace, Love & The Science of Happiness
  13. Incorporate breathing and meditation into daily routine. See Meditation 101.
  14. Connect with nature daily.
  15. Eliminate negative people and naysayers.
  16. Read “Reducing Stress May be Your Best Rx.
  17. Focus on gratitude.
  18. Join the “Proactive Breast Health Club” and receive articles via email.
  19. Join Donna’s Choice: Global Healing From The Inside Out  (Facebook Group)
  20. Pay it Forward. Consider supporting Give Wellness — Thank you!

9 Responses to Holistic Health

  1. Lena says:

    Donna, Happy New Year!!! Thank you for the site – hope it will grow and develop into a strong community of like-minded people who are willing to “step outside the box” and take the matters into their own hands.
    I have some questions about supplements: what form/dosage of iodine do you take? also, what about multi-vitamins – I’m *almost* vegan and am taking Women’s One by Rainbow Light (although I do try to maintain a well-balanced diet) – in addition to a # of other things including some of the supplements that you listed here. Re: the multi, I am worried about too many ingredients in one pill. I picked that particular brand based on ConsumerLabs /other reviews but am still concerned. Would appreciate your opinion.

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  2. dp4peace says:

    Hi Lena! So great to hear from you!! The iodine I am taking is: Eidon liquid concentrate: (2 drops/225 mcgs). Not sure about the multi-vitamin in conjunction with all the others you may be taking??? I would suggest consulting with a Naturopathic MD to go over all your supplements as well as hormone balancing. You could even have a phone consultation with Dr. Kristine Reese (see Resources). I had NO CLUE about hormones and thought I was too young, but I just started using a progesterone cream after discovering that my progesterone level was low through a saliva test. I am presently reading two books on hormone balancing (see Resources) and the possible connection to DCIS/breast cancer development (along with other ails) seems quite strong. So much of it makes sense and it is great that there is a relatively easy, natural and inexpensive way to balance hormones and reduce breast cancer risk. Take care and keep your questions & comments coming!! 🙂 Donna

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  3. Kay Ashley says:

    Donna,
    Awhile back someone asked me to send them my supplement list and I gave them my email address. Somehow I’ve lost their email. I’ve been all through the posts and can’t find who it was. So, I’m posting here so I can ask whoever it was to contact me again and apologize for just now getting around to it and for losing your email.

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  4. April says:

    Donna..thank you for sharing your story. I have 2 auto-immune diseases and my mother died of breast cancer at 57 and my dad died of lymphoma. I have been told that I am a “high-risk” for cancer due to family history and my autoimmune diseases. I follow a Paleo diet with the exception of RAW cow’s milk. I am on one medication for my Hashimoto’s disease and have been very strict with my diet to control celiac. I want to eat right but the RAW dairy milk that I drink has been my only savior for controlling my chronic diarrhea. I drive over 1 hour and 1 state over to get this milk which keeps me off all other medication. Could you share with me why dairy is so bad? Are you differentiating between pasteurized and raw? Pasteurized dairy makes me very sick due to dead enzymes but the full-fat RAW milk seems to help me keep my weight on and has definitely helped with my chronic diarrhea. I appreciate your thoughts. Also…because I have a ton of medical bills and a daughter just diagnosed with a pituatary tumor…is it possible to prioritize the supplements in some order as they are quite expensive. Thanks.

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  5. Donna says:

    Hi April,

    Thanks for your comment and sorry for the delayed response.

    I am not an expert about raw milk. I value the research from Dr. Pam Popper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ3OYbSeTkY

    Also, I am trying to lessen my personal supplements and get most of my nutrients from local fresh organic food…mostly vegetables. Here is Dr. Popper’s video on “throw away your supplements”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NlKGlMoUow

    Another great book that may help you is called “Patient Heal Thyself”: http://www.amazon.com/Patient-Heal-Thyself-Remarkable-Groundbreaking/dp/1893910245

    I hope these resources help!

    🙂 Donna

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  6. hpulte says:

    Let me start off with that I am a picky or selective eater. I do not eat any vegetables. They make me want to physically gag. Which makes eating “healthy” difficult.

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  8. Kristin says:

    Donna
    It is 2018 your journey has been going on for a few yeara. Now that there is far more information on DCIS, what do you feel is the best approach for a new diagnosis in regards to any Medical process??

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    • dp4peace says:

      Great question Kristin. I am in the process of writing a new post about a more integrative and individualized approach to DCIS. I have always recommended each woman get as much information about the pathology (and biology) of their tissue as possible. This means a 2nd pathology opinion (as 25% of the time it can be wrong). Unfortunately, Dr. Lagios has just retired….women really need an expert pathologist like him they can trust. Next I would recommend having the new DCISionRT test done on the biopsy sample. (https://preludedx.com/patients/#patients-test-for-dcis). For many women, it is very important to have a supportive doctor who is supportive and willing to order tests and not pressure you to rush into decisions. Once you have more info and can better assess “risk” level of the DCIS, you may want to discuss Active Surveillance PLUS (https://dcis411.com/2017/04/11/active-surveillance-p-l-u-s-donnas-vision/) with your doctor, as well as post here or on Facebook groups and get insights on your individual situation for future monitoring. I do not see the point of making appointments with medical oncologist or radiation oncologist for women with low-risk DCIS. There is NO SURVIVAL BENEFIT to any of the medical standard of care treatments for women with low-risk DCIS. If a woman has DCIS that is considered “elevated or high risk,” the medical community has more justification for their aggressive interventions and the pressures will be very intense. There are women taking a fully alternative approach — even with invasive cancer. I have these resources for anyone interested. For imaging and monitoring, see https://dcis411.com/2017/01/10/bye-bye-mammograms-hello-sonocine-ultrasound/ and https://dcisredefined.org/choices/imaging-and-monitoring/
      Hope this helps!

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