Creative LifeFlow Closed

Due to Business changes at the building where Creative Lifeflow was located, I decided it was in the best interest to close as of October 22nd, 2017.

I moved my services to two different locations for your convenience.  InnerSpace Holistic in Ann Arbor, and The Center for Natural Healing in Royal Oak.

To schedule please contact:

InnerSpace Holistic: 734.709.8313

The Center for Natural Healing: 248.543.2020

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The Doctor Is “In-Side”

laughThe Doctor Is “In-Side”

by Nancy Gurney
Let’s start with one of the most famous examples of an individual beating cancer with happiness: Normal Cousins, the famous former editor of theSaturday Review Magazine:
 
“When Norman Cousins was diagnosed with a crippling and irreversible disease, he forged an unusual collaboration with his physician, and together they were able to beat the odds. The doctor’s genius was in helping his patient to use his own powers: laughter, courage, and tenacity. The patient’s talent was in mobilizing his body’s own natural resources, proving what an effective healing tool the mind can be. This remarkable story of the triumph of the human spirit is truly inspirational reading.”  — Anatomy of Illness Norman Cousins
 
During my studies to become a Certified Naturopath Doctor, one of the first things to be taught is that when we become out-of-balance with viruses and/or any other type of pathology, our body wants to heal itself. Thus, we are taught to facilitate that natural process of self-healing by asking our clients: “Are you getting enough good sleep, clean air and water and exercise?”
 
Then we ask, “Are you getting outside at all in nature? Do you have enough healthy relationships, sexual and non-sexual?”
 
All too often, the answer is “No” to all of the above.
 
Hippocrates said: “Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
 
In my work, I am committed to helping you find the doctor that is within you so that you may embrace this natural healing force that each of us has. 
 
It is probable that your current lifestyle doesn’t match your body’s real needs. There is no question that your body wants to win for you daily, but at every feeding transaction you are being set up to fail by genetically-modified fast food stops and other conveniently packaged and processed meal experiences. 
 
As your body is bombarded with an array of destructive ingredients, it is revealed that this packaged food experience is “convenient” for the packager to make money and for your employer to limit your time to eat.
 
Dr. Kelly Brogan, a Holistic Psychiatric doctor based in NYC calls this epidemic: “A Lifestyle-Body Mismatch”. Your body thrives on real, clean and naturally unprocessed food, not fast food and processed conveniences swallowed quickly without consciousness. This both makes you vulnerable to illness and denies you your own body’s natural healing processes. 
 
In addition, your upbringing and the news media may be feeding you a chronically negative worldview. Add money worries and any unhealthy relationship dynamic, and your body, mind and spirit begin to feel sad and defeated. 
 
Many people are asked to work in jobs with overly prescribed process that deny you any ownership of your work. Long work hours may have confined you as if you are in soulless prison. Your social isolation may lead to loneliness without companionship or love.
 
You find yourself tired and depressed and no wonder. All of these things trigger a negative energy spiral that can begin to work against you by causing inflammation, autoimmune disorders, along with various mental and personality breakdowns.
It takes bravery and courage to stop a pattern/addiction, and it takes faith to be open-minded to create new pathways physically, biologically, mentally and consciously. Some people, and perhaps too many, believe that they can self-generate a recovery without addressing those factors that are making them ill. Sinking towards the bottom, and perhaps sensing their slow suicide, they deny, delay and decay. You do not want to be one of these people.
 
Your body is a self-healing organism. The medicine it really wants is pretty simple: To be loved just as you are, seeing the glass half full, laughing, singing, dancing, sharing, loving, touching, and eating well, to name a few.
 
When you find the doctor within you, your body’s natural self-repair mechanisms will flip on and you will have done everything within your power to heal yourself. 
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Yoga and Colonics

Yoga and Colonics

by Nancy Gurney

Fatigue. Loss of memory. Inability to concentrate. Extreme exhaustion that lingers far too long after physical or mental exercise.

You’ve may have experienced the symptoms yourself, or you know someone who has them. Irritability, low self-esteem, anxiety, and above all, depression may follow. As your immune system begins to weaken, you may also manifest the symptoms of Candida, which is a common type of yeast infection found in the mouth, intestinal tract and vagina, and it may affect skin and other mucous membranes.

I know them personally and all too well. In my 20s, with a degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University, I built a consulting business I founded up to a six-figure income. And it was all coming apart.

I had the other symptoms, as well: the enlarged lymph nodes, muscle and joint pain, and I could find no relief in sleep from either my pain or my exhaustion.

Today, I am a passionate yoga instructor in my mid-40s, and also a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. In other words, I became a practitioner in those things that helped me and enabled me to thrive.

What is yoga and how did it help me recovered my health and energy? Yoga may be defined as a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.”

As Americans, we know yoga as floor and stationary standing exercises performed on a mat in a gym or outside in a park. These are exercises that some find difficult to perform at first, and perhaps more difficult for men than women, but which are quickly mastered and bring a new strength, agility and grace to our daily lives.

Yoga is the perfect counterbalance for the aging athlete always as risk of injury, and for the hard-working professional enduring endless stress and often hostility in the workplace and trying not to burn out. Yoga is for the loving spouse whose growing irritability, anger and loss of concentration is making him or her more difficult to love.

And, of course, we also know yoga from the apparel now popular not only while exercising but while patronizing stores and restaurants and attending social gatherings: Yoga Pants. Supremely comfortable, formfitting and breathable, Yoga Pants impose on us one more demand most difficult to attain and sustain: weight loss.

And yes, yoga can play an important role in healthy and permanent weight loss. While not it’s original intent, we find the physical body does shape up from practicing yoga, while the mind and spirit become more peaceful and less prone to seek comfort from food as an escape from stress.

What many people do not know about yoga is the tradition of Hatha Yoga. This includes physical cleansing processes and one of the physical cleansing processes is cleansing the intestines. They call it: Shankaprakshalana. Shankaprakshalana that, according to the ancient yogi, is the most comprehensive cleansing process, cleansing all the way from the mouth to the anus. In Sanskrit, the approximately seven-meter long folded intestine is called Shankha, a conch shell. Prakshalana means to wash thoroughly.

In certain texts Shankaprakshalana is also named Varisara Dhauti. They feel as I do that when the intestines are rinsed, the residue and tensions are removed. For some, the skin becomes clean and soft and various kinds of skin allergies and eczema are relieved and can even disappear completely. The senses are sharpened to such a degree that they feel as though they were muffled.

In other words, by combining yoga and colon cleansing, you become alive once more, eager for the relationships, challenges and victories that life offers each of us.

In Ann Arbor, Michigan today, I offer you the powers of both yoga and Certified Colon Hydrotherapy. Together, they enhanced my life. Now I am dedicated to the intention of helping to improve the lives of others.

There are various formal medical diagnoses and prescribed cures to the complicated symptoms I described. Depending on your insurance, a progressive and experienced MD may treat your symptoms with weeks of high doses of Vitamin C and Cats Claw. This can induce dormancy in the root causes of your diseases, only to have them appear again when some new form of stress batters your mind and body.

A different type of MD, one I think of as less progressive, may prescribe anti-fungal cream and otherwise diagnosis you as suffering from clinical depression. You will certainly be feeling depressed, whether this is the cause or a consequence of your condition, and be lured by our “take-a-pill” culture into swallowing the doctor’s prescription for anti-depressants.

I do not doubt or challenge the sincerity of medical professionals who offer you such a path, other than to make the observation that you may find yourself on the toxic chemicals for the rest of your life.

As an alternative, I can offer you the natural paths that worked to help me: yoga and colon cleansing.

Rejecting the doctor’s anti-depressants, I intuitively felt that it must be something that I was eating or not eating. In addition, I remembered reading an article around that time about Colon Hydrotherapy. This was back in 1999 when I began attending a metaphysical church and there just so happened to be a woman giving a talk on colonics. I decided to attend and listen to the lecture. The next day, I called to make an appointment. At my first appointment I signed up for a package of six, and by the third treatment I began to feel parts of my body again, including my brain. I felt lighter, more productive, and my moods were better. I used to drink a soda daily and noticed that after that third session the taste of the soda was repelling. My taste buds were changing and what I began to notice by the sixth treatment was that these colonics were changing me in ways I found to be miraculous.

So I signed up for another six, which made 12 colonics total. I did one a week for 12 weeks and my life completely changed on many different levels. My eating habits changed naturally to where I ate better without willing myself to do so. My body just naturally wanted organic natural fruits and vegetables. I was becoming a raw vegan without effort, which was good for me at that time of my life.

As fate would have it, around that time a yoga center opened up right around the corner from my house. I decided to start yoga and meditation again. I had done it off-and-on in college, but never at a real yoga studio. Within the first few weeks of starting yoga, the studio that I was at offered Yoga Teacher Training so I decided to sign up with the intent to further heal my body and meet like-minded people. Through the Yoga Teacher Training program and through eating a 90 percent raw food diet and continuing colonic treatments for maintenance, my body and my life began to transform, without much effort.

While I have taken a few “tumbles off my path” as life would have it, I can reach into this toolbox of mine and remember to get back on the path. Whether you are seeking an enhanced lifestyle or simply want to return to what works for you, I can help.

I look forward to working with you.

–Nancy Gurney

Certified Yoga Instructor

Certified Colon Hydrotherapist

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Enzymes

Enzyme Therapy Digestive Challenge Stress Test

Enzymes: 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.

If Enzymes are found in foods, and my body produces enzymes, then why do I need to supplement with enzyme therapies?

The most important factor is the fact that our standard American diet lacks the enzymes we need to digest and assimilate the nutrients in our foods.

Our typical diets of predominantly cooked, processed, contaminated and chemically-altered food causes an enzyme deficiency in the body, which puts extreme levels of stress on the pancreas and pituitary gland, as these are the organs responsible for producing the enzymes necessary to digest the enzyme depleted foods we eat. This stress adds up over the years; our organs become exhausted and tired, and don’t work as they once did, which eventually leads to various health conditions that plague many Americans today, such as:

Allergies

  • Low immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Indigestion
  • Endocrine imbalances
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
Besides the foods we eat, another factor comes into play with our ability to produce enzymes.  As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes, meaning that all chemical reactions that take place are slower and don’t happen as often. This means that the cellular processes that are necessary for maintaining bodily systems and organs aren’t working as well as they did when we were younger; cellular waste takes longer to be disposed of, and nutrient absorption and assimilation inside the body doesn’t occur as fast as needed for optimal health. The older we get, the more important it becomes to supplement the body with the enzymes it needs to function optimally.

What is Enzyme Therapy by the Loomis Institute which is provided at Creative Lifeflow?

The Loomis Method requires a Digestive Challenge Test.

This therapy, although effective, is complex and professional advice should always be sought, in this case, by an Enzymologist trained by the Loomis Institute.  

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

Loomis Institute: Enzyme Therapy

History

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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