Creative LifeFlow Officially Closed

Creative Lifeflow is officially closed as of October 22nd, 2017.

For colonic services and other digestive health care Nancy Gurney can be reached at InnerSpace Holistics, Ann Arbor where she is now working.

Here is the website:  https://innerspaceholistic.com

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Under Construction

Hey All,

There have been some building changes at my place of business and because of this I decided to close Creative Lifeflow on October 22nd, and move my practice to the following:

InnerSpace Holistics, Ann Arbor : 734-709-8313

Center for Natural Healing, Royal Oak  248-543-2020

To make appointment at either please call the numbers listed above.

Thanks!

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Mini Enzyme Education and Findings

What is the Mini Enzyme Therapy Session?

During an enzyme education and findings session I will perform an enzyme test to see where you could be lacking enzymes and nutrition by pressing on different stress points of the body.

People have reported that enzyme therapy has been known to optimize the following:

  • Diet
  • Digestion
  • Bowel Elimination
  • Inflammation
  • Immune System
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Endocrine System

The History of Enzyme Therapy (Loomis Institute):

Dr. Loomis’s interest in nutritional food enzymes began when he had the opportunity to bring the theoretical work of Edward Howell, MD, the food enzyme pioneer, into the clinic. Dr. Loomis spent years in the clinic developing a system for correctly identifying nutritional deficiencies in the body. His system, the Loomis System™, is now recognized as a legitimate and proven method of determining nutritional stresses on the body.

Dr. Loomis has an extensive background in enzymes and enzyme supplements. He is the founder and president of Enzyme Formulations®, Inc. His extensive knowledge of physiology, biochemistry, and enzymology has made him a sought-after speaker and a prolific writer. Dr. Loomis publishedENZYMES: The Key to Health in 1999. He also writes regular columns for The Chiropractic Journal and contributes special articles to The American Chiropractor.

As president for over 15 years of 21st Century Nutrition® (now the Loomis Institute™ of Enzyme Nutrition), he has forged a remarkable career as an educator. With his exciting approach to health and wellness, he shows practitioners how diet and digestion can play a role in the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. He has conducted over 400 seminars in the United States and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of food enzyme deficiency syndromes.

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Do you think you have parasites?

From the research and writing of Donna Gates:

Here are three red flags that indicate you may be carrying a parasite unknowingly:

  • Chronic digestive issues, even when eating a highly alkaline diet rich in good bacteria.
  • Mental distress like anxiety, depression, hallucinations, and behavioral changes.
  • Autoimmune disorders like reactive arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • If you eat a perfect diet, practice stress management, and still struggle with the issues above, a parasite could be to blame.

While this seems straightforward enough, sometimes a parasitic infection goes completely undiagnosed:

  • Parasitic infections are more common than you may think.
  • Many times, a parasite can thrive in the human body and show no signs of its presence.
  • Other times, a person will feel constantly ill, be on several medications (including antipsychotic drugs), and have no idea that a chronic parasitic infection is at the root of their problems.
  • Parasites come in many shapes and sizes.

While it is true that many times one person can harbor a parasite without ever knowing it, another person could be infected with the same parasite and feel completely devastated and fatigued, without ever knowing that a parasitic infection is at the root of a lingering illness.

Why is this?

When the immune system is weakened by fatigue, there is always the danger of initiating an inflammatory cascade throughout the body.

This is especially true of the gut, which has a direct line of communication to the brain via the vagus nerve.

3 RED FLAGS THAT MAY INDICATE YOU ARE CARRYING A PARASITE

1. Chronic digestive issues. If you harbor a parasite, any work you may do to heal your gut will be constantly undermined. This is because parasites often create intestinal inflammation and destroy the intestinal lining of the gut.

If you are eating a highly alkaline diet, ingesting good bacteria and cultured foods on a daily basis, and still experience severe digestive pain, gas, bloating, and fatigue, you may want to consider a parasite cleanse.

Remember, even without a parasite, it may take as long as six months to begin to see improvements in digestion.

This is because it can sometimes take as long as six months to completely cool down an inflammatory response in the gut.

2. Various forms of mental distress. This includes depression, anxiety, body aches, headaches, eye aches, visual hallucinations, behavioral changes, and a strange sensation that something is stuck in the head.

Very often, these symptoms are treated with anti-depressant pharmaceuticals and go unresolved. Diagnosis can even go so far as schizophrenia. 3

Additionally, these symptoms are usually paired with digestive issues.

The gut is full of both neurons and neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin. It makes up what is known as the enteric nervous system. As we mentioned above, the gut and the brain have a direct relationship, commonly called the gut-brain axis.

This relationship means that distress in the gastrointestinal tract can show up in the nervous system.

When there is inflammation in the gut, this can lead to inflammation in the brain.

Likewise, inflammation in the brain has also been linked to directly cause inflammation in the gut.  Inflammation of the brain will cause mental distress, like depression, anxiety, and cognitive disorders.

3. Autoimmune disorders. Many times, autoimmune conditions have a relationship to one another. The autoimmune flare-ups that have been documented to be specifically related to parasitic infection are gut and joint related, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and reactive arthritis.

Parasites infecting the gut can ignite an inflammatory cascade within the body.

FINDING THE ROOT CAUSE OF A DISORDER

Keep in mind that the strength of a person’s immune system and endocrine system largely determines how severely a parasitic infection will affect that individual.

This depends on:

  • How the parasite lives off its host.
  • The toxins or waste products it eliminates.
  • How a parasite activates the immune system.
  • If an individual’s immune system is weak or fatigued.
  • Chronic disease can be troublesome to treat, mainly because it is necessary to find the initial cause of the dysfunction.
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Lab Day

Digestive Evaluation = $69

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Please email or txt to get on the list
All 3 exams take 1 hour in total

 

Live Blood Cell Education

LBA allows you to visually measure and track your health issues and the remedies applied. Much of the mystery of how to find your optimum health is possible via LBA. Your blood gives myriad clues and tangible indications about the status of your overall health and allows you to track the best path to well being.   read more

 


Enzyme Therapy

Enzymes help to nourish our body organs and bodily functions.  Without proper enzymes our bodies may slowly deteriorate and become susceptible to disease, early aging, and illness.   There are three types of enzymes; those that the body creates to digest food, those that are found naturally in uncooked foods, and metabolic enzymes that the body produces to control all the chemical reactions in the body.  read more

 


MFT Muscle Testing

I was recently trained in something called Morphogenetic Field Testing (MFT).  It’s a type of muscle testing that utilizes energy signature testing to identify specific nutritional needs. If you are interested in learning more about this or making an appointment, please call or email.

In the meantime, click here to view a short video on MFT.
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Live Blood Cell Education

What is Live Blood Education/Analysis (LBA)?

Watch this video:  click here.

LBA allows you to visually measure and track your health issues and the remedies applied. Much of the mystery of how to find your optimum health is possible via LBA. Your blood gives myriad clues and tangible indications about the status of your overall health and allows you to track the best path to well being.

LBA is very easy!  All it takes is one tiny drop of blood from your finger. The blood is carefully placed on a slide and then placed under a high-powered microscope. A high-powered microscope and video monitor provides you with vivid visual access into your cellular being.  Your blood tells a real and quantifiable story of your current health. 

During the live blood analysis you will spend quality time educating yourself about what you are seeing.   Together, you and the certified LBA microscopist can evaluate the shapes and other properties of your individual blood cells and plasma, which can reveal profound aspects of your health.  LBA reveals issues that may never be uncovered using traditional methods of blood screening. 

While getting a Live Blood Analysis you will spend quality time educating yourself about what you are seeing.   

You can evaluate the shapes and other properties of your individual blood cells and plasma, which can reveal so many aspects of your health.   

 Here is a representative list of what this technology can reveal:  

  • Parasites 
  • Candida
  • Fungus or fungal forms
  • Allergies
  • Weak adrenal glands
  • Lymph congestion
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Gastro-intestinal issues
  • Loss of minerals
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Inflammation 

Remember, Live Blood technicians cannot make medical claims, they provide valid educational pictures along with documentation to allow you to become your own physician.   

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer: This website is intended for education and informational purposes only. Creative Lifeflow LLC (“Creative Lifeflow”) makes no medical claims, representations or guarantees regarding any products, diets, or lifestyle changes. It also makes no medical claims, representations or guarantees regarding the validity of Colon Hydrotherapy, Enzyme Therapy, or Yoga and Meditation and does not take any responsibility for anyone using its services to assist themselves or another person with their health. Creative Lifeflow does not diagnose or provide treatment of any disease. Creative Lifeflows’ advice should not be construed as a claim or representation to procedures or products used which may constitute as a specific cure or curative. The services at Creative Lifeflow are not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult with your doctor first before trying any suggestions given by Creative Lifeflow. The services at Creative Lifeflow are intended for education and informational purposes only. The ideas and opinions expressed herein are published under the Freedom of Speech guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Creative Lifeflow does not assume responsibility for decisions made by the reader regarding their health. If a person decides to pursue alternative therapies, they should first consult their health care provider.

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Colon Hydrotherapy -The Movie Trailer, etc…

Colon Hydrotherapy –  The Movie Trailer, etc…:  At the 2013 I-ACT Convention in Orlando this past June, the recipient of the Connie Allred Award went to Julie Tyler. She was recognized for her work in producing her movie on Colon Hydrotherapy.  She has interviewed over 40 physicians that support our profession, and is the Producer, Documentarian, and Actress of this movie. As a result of having Julie at our 2013 convention we were able to view the trailer for her upcoming movie.  It is fabulous.

This really is a great day for Colon Hydrotherapists and Digestive Health Care Specialists as we are making more of an impact with the current medical system and people are waking up to the remembrance an old-fashioned way of natural healing:0)  Colon Hydrotherapy has been around long before hospitals even existed:

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Prep and FAQ’s

Colonic Preparation:

Some of my clients report that if they prep for their colonic they have better results.  You may choose to prep for your colonic.  The better you prep, the better the colonic..don’t panic if you can’t do it all.

Key things to prep:

Many people who have colonics find that the following prep is helpful: 2 days prior to your appt eat less meat and dairy and eat more fruits and vegetables.  Also, do you best to drink at least 3-4 liters of water within those 2 days and the day of.

The night before your colonic appt, you may choose to take a natural laxative.   There are many natural laxatives at your local health food store to choose from.  People report that a cup of warm prune juice also works well.  I personally take Cleansemore by Renew Life before I have colonics.  It doesn’t have the harsh stimulants like Senna or Cascara Sagrada in it and so this is why I choose it.  Also, please make sure you if you decide to take Cleansemore that you talk to your doctor first and read the contraindications as well.  If you have any contraindications, please call me so we can talk about your prep.

People report that if they don’t eat or drink anything 2 hours before their appt, they get better results.

Colonic Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the difference between a colonic, colon hydrotherapy, and colonic irrigation?

All of these terms describe the cleansing of the colon. We use the terms interchangeably but most often say “colonics.”  To learn more, please read on!

2. How often should I have a colonic?

People report having a series of 4 – 6 colonics to appreciate what colonics can do for your body.

3. Do I need to fast before a colonic?

If you are familiar with fasting you may know it can be good thing to do in conjunction with colonics.

4. Is colon hydrotherapy painful?

Many people report that the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought they might be, in addition, they report that when following a dietary guideline 36-48 hours prior to their colonic is a good way to avoid potential discomfort.

5. How long does a colonic take?

The can take up to 75 minutes. This includes an initial meeting with the me so that I can look over your intake form to make sure you don’t have any contraindications.  If you don’t have any contraindications, then we go ahead and do the colonic which is about 30 to 45 minutes maximum per manufacturer recommendations.

6. What can I expect afterwards?

Clients generally report a feeling of lightness and sometimes even increased mental clarity.

7. After a colonic, will I need to be close to the toilet all day?

Usually clients release everything druing the treatment and there is enough time finish on the toilet before you leave your session. There can be exceptions to this, of course, but most clients report that they can continue their day without urgency to eliminate.

8. Can I have a colonic if I am having a period?

Yes! We are prepared to accommodate menustrating women.

9. Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?

Please speak with your doctor about this.

10. How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?

Please speak with your doctor about this.

11. What can I eat and not eat? Should I fast before a colonic?

Please visit our Colonic Prep page.

12. Will I lose weight?

Many people who have had colonics report having lost weight during a series of colonics.

13. Is colon hydrotherapy dangerous in any way?

Many people report that colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way of cleansing the large intestine.  We use pre-packaged disposable speculums and tubing. Our FDA-registered Specialty Health HydroSan closed-system instruments are sanitized between each session with an anti-bacterial glutaraldehyde solution. Cleanliness and sanitation are my top priorities for my clients.

14. Are there any contraindications to having a colonic?

Yes, the contraindications include: Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurism, severe anemia, GI hemorrhage, severe hemorrhoids, severe diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis, intestinal fissures/fistulas, advanced pregnancy, abdominal hernia, recent colon surgery and renal insufficiency.

15. Are colonics covered by my medical insurance?

Unfortunately, colonics are not covered by medical insurance. Some flex-spending healthcare plans do cover colon hydrotherapy. Check with your provider.

16. Do you recommend supplements after a colonic session?

It is important to speak with your doctor on which products would be best for your own digestive/intestinal health.

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Colonic FAQs

1. What is the difference between a colonic, colon hydrotherapy, and colonic irrigation?

All of these terms describe the cleansing of the colon. We use the terms interchangeably but most often say “colonics.”  To learn more, please read on!

2. How often should I have a colonic?

Everyone has different needs. People report having a series of 4 – 6 colonics to appreciate what colonics can do for your body.

3. Do I need to fast before a colonic?

If you are familiar with fasting you may know it is a could be a thing to do in conjunction with colonics.  Please check with your doctor to see if fasting is a good option for you.

4. Is colon hydrotherapy painful?

Many people report that the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought they might be.  Following a dietary guideline 36-48 hours prior to your colonic is a good way to avoid potential discomfort.

5. How long does a colonic take?

The first session is 75 minutes. This includes an initial meeting with the me so that I can look over your intake form to make sure you don’t have any contraindications.  If you don’t have any contraindications, then we go ahead and do the colonic which is about 30 to 45 minutes maximum per manufacturer recommendations.

6. What can I expect afterwards?

Clients generally report a feeling of lightness and sometimes even increased mental clarity.

7. After a colonic, will I need to be close to the toilet all day?

Usually clients release everything druing the treatment and there is enough time finish on the toilet before you leave your session. There can be exceptions to this, of course, but most clients report that they can continue their day without urgency to eliminate.

8. Can I have a colonic if I am having a period?

Yes! We are prepared to accommodate menustrating women.

9. Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?

Creative Lifeflow does not work with clients who are pregnant.

10. How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?

Please speak with your doctor about this.

11. What can I eat and not eat? Should I fast before a colonic?

Please visit our Colonic Prep page.

12. Will I lose weight?

Many people who have had colonics report having lost weight during a series of colonics.

14. Are there any contraindications to having a colonic?

Yes, the contra indications include: Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurism, severe anemia, GI hemorrhage, severe hemorrhoids, severe diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis, intestinal fissures/fistulas, advanced pregnancy, abdominal hernia, recent colon surgery and renal insufficiency.

15. Are colonics covered by my medical insurance?

Unfortunately, colonics are not covered by medical insurance. Some flex-spending healthcare plans do cover colon hydrotherapy. Check with your provider.

16. Do you recommend supplements after a colonic session?

I may give suggestions, however, it is important to speak with your doctor on which products would be best for your own digestive/intestinal health.

Related Topics:

Colonics De-Mystified

What is a Colonic?

Colonic Preparation

Indications/Contraindications

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

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