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  • 17 Sep 2017 1:19 PM | John (Administrator)

    Dr Tennant has spent years studying how the body uses voltage to heal, from the cellular level. His work is simply amazing, and after hearing him speak several times in Dallas, I am convinced that he is absolutely correct.


    He is an incredibly brilliant man, and was extremely motivated to heal his own disastrous health using natural techniques. His use of the SCENAR (which I use in my practice), and then the development of his own Biomodulator, are revolutionary for those that have experienced it.

    I would highly recommend researching more into this exciting area of energy medicine...the next revolution in healing!

    • Your body runs on bioelectricity. Cells are designed to run in an environment of -20 to -25 millivolts. To repair and heal, cells need an environment of -50 millivolts
    • Inadequate voltage is a characteristic of all chronic disease. Either you do not have the necessary voltage to run the cells, or the higher voltage needed to make new cells
    • To heal, you need the proper voltage. You also need all of the necessary raw materials (nutrients) required to make new cells and address any toxins that might damage cells as fast as you make them
    Full Article

             


  • 03 Sep 2017 4:58 PM | John (Administrator)

    It seems we have more and more fear in the world these days, but it is possible to use these challenges as an opportunity to grow...

    Anything worth doing will always have some fear attached to it. For example, having a baby, getting married, changing careers--all of these life changes can bring up deep fears. It helps to remember that this type of fear is good. It is your way of questioning whether you really want the new life these changes will bring. It is also a potent reminder that releasing and grieving the past is a necessary part of moving into the new.


    Fear has a way of throwing us off balance, making us feel uncertain and insecure, but it is not meant to discourage us. Its purpose is to notify us that we are at the edge of our comfort zone, poised in between the old life and a new one. Whenever we face our fear, we overcome an inner obstacle and move into new and life-enhancing territory, both inside and out. The more we learn to respect and even welcome fear, the more we will be able to hear its wisdom, wisdom that will let us know that the time has come to move forward, or not. While comfort with fear is a contradiction in terms, we can learn to honor our fear, recognizing its arrival, listening to its intelligence, and respecting it as a harbinger of transformation. Indeed, it informs us that the change we are contemplating is significant, enabling us to approach it with the proper reverence.

    You might wish to converse with your fear, plumbing its depths for a greater understanding of the change you are making. You could do this by sitting quietly in meditation and listening or by journaling. Writing down whatever comes up--your worries, your sadness, your excitement, your hopes -- is a great way to learn about yourself through the vehicle of fear and to remember that fear almost always comes alongside anything worth doing in your life.

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  • 03 Sep 2017 12:46 PM | John (Administrator)
    There are so many programs around money that get installed in our youth - and the only time we realize they are there is when our buttons are pushed and they manifest as anxiety, panic or some other emotion.


    It might be worthwhile to take a look at our feelings about money every now and then...

    At its most basic, money is a tool that enables us to meet our individual needs. As a form of potential energy that empowers us to generate change, it is neither good nor bad. Yet many people react emotionally to issues concerning finances, unconsciously condemning currency itself, the manner in which money is spent, and people who live lives of financial abundance. Individuals who are rich in gifts such as high intelligence are acknowledged for their positive traits while those who have acquired material riches or aspire to become wealthy are frequently judged harshly. However, wealth is not a trait upon which judgment can be legitimately passed. It tells us nothing about how a person lives, what they believe in, whom they care for, or the scope of their values. Like any blessing, wealth is merely an instrument of purpose that can be used both constructively and destructively.


    From an early age, people learn to court wealth while simultaneously associating money with greed, selfishness, and unethical behavior. Consequently, this idea becomes entrenched in their hearts as envy. To attain a balanced and rational comprehension of money, as well as a fairer perspective of wealth, we need to recognize that outward manifestations of wealth tell us little about the individuals enjoying those blessings. When we feel the finger of jealousy prompting us to draw unflattering conclusions about people whose lives seem more financially secure than our own, we should remind ourselves that there are many elements of their circumstances we cannot see. Their wealth may be the result of long hours of taxing labor, they may donate a large percentage of their resources to charitable causes, or their bounty may be an incidental aspect of a life spent doing what they love. Ultimately, we can heal our hurtful associations with money by turning a blind eye toward both wealth and poverty when interacting with others and instead focusing on the individual before us.

    If you take a moment to consider you own feelings regarding money and wealth, you may discover that you equate financial prosperity with happiness, power, security, independence, or self-indulgence. Money itself, however, is none of these things. You can begin developing a healthier view of wealth by simply accepting that while some possess great wealth and others do not, we all have the potential to create lives of beauty, substance, and wisdom using the resources we have been granted.

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  • 14 Aug 2017 8:05 AM | John (Administrator)

    The things we think about have a HUGE effect on our emotions and happiness. Even MORE powerful are the words we SPEAK.

    I know it can be challenging to monitor our busy brains these days, but it is so worthwhile to consider the words you are saying to yourself, and more importantly speaking to the world (e.g. I am...healthy, happy, lucky...).

    Please take a few minutes and watch this very powerful commercial that highlights the power of words...and most of all BE KIND TO YOURSELF!!

    Few people enjoy the company of individuals whose attitudes are persistently negative. Yet many of us tolerate the critical chatter that can originate within our own minds. Since we are so used to the stream of self-limiting, critical consciousness that winds its way through our thoughts, we are often unaware of the impact these musings have on our lives. It is only when we become aware of the power of such thoughts that we can divest ourselves of them and fill the emptiness they leave with loving, peaceful affirmations. Many people, upon paying careful attention to their thinking patterns, are surprised at the negativity they find there. But when we take notice of involuntary thoughts in a nonjudgmental way, we initiate a healing process that will eventually allow us to replace intimidating and upsetting self-talk with positive, empowering thoughts.


    While the occasional downbeat or judgmental thought may have little impact on your contentment, the ongoing negativity that passes unnoticed can have a dampening effect on your mood and your outlook. When you are aware of the tone of your thoughts, however, you can challenge them. Try to be conscious of your feelings, opinions, and judgments for a single day. From sunup to sundown, scrutinize the messages you are feeding into your subconscious mind. Consider your thoughts from the perspective of a detached observer and try not to judge yourself based on the notions that come unbidden into your mind. Simply watch the flow of your consciousness and make a note of the number of times you find yourself focusing on gloomy notions or indulging in self-directed criticism.

    As you become increasingly aware of your patterns of thought, whether positive and negative, you will gradually learn to control the character of your stream of consciousness. Endeavor always to remember that the images and ideas that pass through your mind are transient and not a true representation of who you are. In training yourself to be cognizant of your thoughts, you gain the ability to actively modulate your mood. The awareness you cultivate within yourself will eventually enable you to create a foundation of positivity from which you can build a more authentic existence.

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  • 14 Jun 2017 8:35 PM | John (Administrator)

    The changes in life seem to be coming faster and faster these days. As a result, it is absolutely imperative that we learn to adapt and surrender to the flow of life.

    I have tried fighting the waves as they come, (in an attempt to get what I want) and trying to get momentum when there were no waves (again, trying to make something happen that wasn't meant to be) - both ways resulted in a ton of wasted energy.

    Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe's flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life's high and low points. The universe's flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal effort. Riding the wave, however, is not a passive experience. It is an active process that requires you to be attentive, centered, and awake. You must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave's motion.

    Because life is dynamic and always changing, it is when we try to make the wave stand still or resist its direction that we are likely to get pulled under by its weight. If you try to move against the wave, you may feel as if you are trapped by it and have no control over your destiny. When you reach a low point while riding the wave and find your feet touching bottom, remember to stay standing so that you can leap forward along with the wave the next time it rises. Trying to resist life's flow is a losing proposition and costly because you waste energy.

    Riding the wave allows you to move forward without expending too much of your own efforts. When you ride the wave, you are carried by it and your head can "stay above water" as you go wherever it takes you. It can be difficult to trust the universe and let go of the urge to fight life's flow, and you may find it easier to ride the wave if you can stay calm and relaxed. Riding the wave will always take you where you need to go.

    DailyOM

             

  • 28 Feb 2017 9:36 PM | John (Administrator)

    Many of my clients who have issues with anxiety and depression, are really just very empathic, and don't realize it.

    Check out some of the items on the list below, and see if some of them resonate with you. If you are really picking up other people's "energy", then the anxiety that you think you have, may not even be yours!

    My friend Jennifer - MyHeartReiki - discovered that she was an empath while working in Corporate America. Now she teaches "newly discovered" empaths how to deal with the stresses that come with the territory, as well as the many benefits that empaths can enjoy.

    15 Things You’ll Notice When You’re Around an Empath

    1. We are accused of being “too sensitive” or “too emotional.”

    Empaths are not “too” anything. They feel things deeply- both positive and negative. They are in touch with their emotions, and yours. Though it might be harder for an empath to operate in a world designed for less-sensitive people, being an empath has several positive aspects.

    2. We can’t stand being lied to.

    All it takes is a simple glance in your direction to know you are lying to us. A lot of people don’t realize this, but being lied to really sucks for an empath. We feel it ooze into every aspect of the relationship…and it usually ends them.

    3. Negative media images directly affect us.

    It’s hard, almost impossible, for an empath to “unfeel” something. We avoid the news, and if we see something upsetting, our emotions are a mess for quite a while. Imagine feeling overwhelming sadness and suffering every single time you saw something violent or upsetting on the news. That’s what it is like for us.

    4. Crowded places overwhelm us.

    Empaths exist in all personality types, including introvert and extrovert, but even the outgoing ones are easily overwhelmed in crowds. The sheer force of energies and feelings you absorb is exhausting. You might like going to concerts and sporting events, but once there, you can’t wait to leave.

    5. We love to heal.

    Empaths want what is best for you and your well-being. Of course, as with all of our advice, it is only helpful if you actually implement it in your life.

    6. We are sensitive to stimulants and medications.

    Coffee, certain teas, energy drinks, soda- anything with caffeine makes us more anxious and agitated than the rest of the world. And, when it comes to medications, we try to avoid them as much as possible because of the myriad of side effects we experience.

    7. We can only be us.

    As far as honest people go, empaths are the truest friends you could ask for. We know who we are and we embrace it fully. It’s other people who seem to have an issue with our sensitive nature and honest attitude.

    8. We experience what you are experiencing.

    If someone we are close to is ill, depressed, or agitated, we display those same symptoms. We are so connected to what you are going through, that we go through it with you.

    9. We don’t like animals, we LOVE animals.

    Empaths don’t have pets, we have family members. When we see an animal in the wild, we see a soul…perfect and pure. We talk to them in various ways just as you would your best friend, and guess what…they talk back.

    10. Tired, exhausted, and fatigued is normal for us.

    Because we absorb so much from others, we don’t just deal with our own emotional and mental drains, we deal with everybody’s.

    11. If we give advice, take it.

    If we take the time to listen to your dilemma, and give you heartfelt advice, just listen to it. We know what we are talking about and if you ask for our advice and ignore it, well, let’s just say it kinda annoys us to no end.

    12. We are easily distracted.

    Perhaps it is due to our heightened sensitivity to everything around us, but empaths are easily distracted and tend to lose focus. It’s not a bad thing, we are simply enjoying all the small things you might not notice.

    13. We can’t stand narcissism.

    If you are head over heels in love with your reflection, your money, and your ego- just stay away. We really can’t roll our eyes any harder.

    14. Certain sounds really bother us.

    But it’s not just sounds. Certain textures, fabrics, bright lights and loud noises can really get to us. The polar opposite is true as well. Soft sounds, gentle caresses, and delicate tastes are also highly noticed, but in a pleasant way.

    15. We are great listeners.

    It’s true. You can tell us anything and everything about your life and we will listen. We will take that journey with you and experience all the highs and lows contained within. And what’s even better, is that we hold no judgement over what you tell us. We are there to help you, not to hurt you.

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  • 26 Jan 2017 7:35 PM | John (Administrator)

    Check out this article and podcast interview!


    Planning to hit the road – or travel by airplane? Well, it’s fair to say, you’ll have plenty of company and reasons to be concerned about your health.

    According to the U.S. Travel Association, 1.7 billion people traveled for leisure purposes in 2015, with another 459 million flying for business reasons. If you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle, however, travel can present several unique challenges – including the presence of re-circulated toxic air fumes within airplane cabins; impaired sleep, and (of course) the difficulty in finding fresh, organic food across the American landscape – which is dominated by highly-processed, junk food.

    Discover the best strategies to stay healthy while traveling and protect your health. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and John Ayo, a naturopathic doctor and author, talk about the best ways to maintain our physical and emotional well-being while traveling.


    Travel stress: Finding creative ways to avoid muscle stiffness and jet lag

    Our quest to remain active – while on the road – can begin preflight.  For example, once you have located the gate for departure, Dr. Ayo suggests reducing stress and warding off stiffness by walking briskly from one end of the terminal to the other with your bags. While walking, you can utilize carry-on bags and backpacks as makeshift weights, doing mini-curls as you go.

    Dr. Ayo also recommends avoiding moving sidewalks, escalators and elevators whenever practical. Opt for the stairs in the airport, and – once you have arrived – your hotel. In addition, once you’re checked in, of course, you can take advantage of the fitness room inside most hotels.

    By the way, if the hotel doesn’t offer a fitness area – you can always get a good yoga or tai chi workout video (online) and get moving within your hotel room. Having spent years traveling all over the world, Dr. Ayo is loaded with many great tips on how to stay healthy. Even if you don’t travel a lot, you won’t want to miss our next show – which is designed to inspire us to take better care of ourselves.


    Setting the stage for proper sleep is so important for good health

    Avoid insomnia by correcting two of the largest contributors to poor-quality sleep: insufficient exposure to natural light by day, and excessive exposure to “blue light” from electronic devices at night. Experts say that spending the majority of the day in artificial light can cause “light deficiency,” which can make it difficult for your body to properly use melatonin, a known ‘sleep hormone.’

    Making matters worse, night-time exposure to “blue light” – the light put out by TVs, laptops and smart phones will only make a good night’s sleep even more difficult. This type of light can trick your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime – thereby messing up your circadian rhythm.

    Dr. John Ayo, naturopath, inspirational speaker and author of “Travel Balance,” has been researching mind/body/spirit topics for the past four decades. Dr. Ayo spent 27 years working for “Corporate America,” until medical issues in 1996 caused him to re-examine his priorities and embark upon a journey back to health. After receiving his Doctorate in Naturopathy in 2006, Dr. Ayo now uses biofeedback, energy medicine, whole food supplements and essential oils to help patients reach optimal wellness.

               

  • 09 Dec 2016 4:20 PM | John (Administrator)

    A truly balanced lifestyle is a key ingredient to a happy and peaceful life.

    As described so eloquently below by Madisyn from DailyOM, the harmony that comes from living a balanced lifestyle is crucial to peace and happiness. It can be quite challenging in today's busy world, but is a very worthy goal to pursue.

    Like pieces of a puzzle, the many different aspects of your being come together to form the person that you are. You work and play, rest and expend energy, commune with your body and soul, exalt in joy, and feel sorrow. Balance is the state that you achieve when all of the aspects of your life and self are in harmony. Your life force flows in a state of equilibrium because nothing feels out of sync. While balance is necessary to have a satisfying, energetic, and joyful life, only you can determine what balance means to you.


    Achieving balance requires that you assess what is important to you. The many demands of modern life can push us to make choices that can put us off balance and have a detrimental effect on our habits, relationships, health, and career. In creating a balanced lifestyle, you must ascertain how much time and energy you are willing to devote to the different areas of your life. To do so, imagine that your life is a house made up of many rooms. Draw this house, give each part of your life its own room, and size each room according to the amount of importance you assign to that aspect of your life. You can include family, solitude, activities that benefit others, healthy eating, indulgences, exercise and working on self. You may discover that certain elements of your life take up an inordinate amount of time, energy, or effort and leave you with few resources to nurture the other aspects of your life. You may want to spend less time on these activities and more on the ones that fulfill you.

    A balanced lifestyle is simply a state of being in which one has time and energy for obligations and pleasures, as well as time to live well and in a gratifying way.
    With its many nuances, balance can be a difficult concept to integrate into your life. Living a balanced existence, however, can help you attain a greater sense of happiness, health, and fulfillment.

    DailyOm

             

  • 27 Nov 2016 9:50 AM | John (Administrator)

    For many of us, the journey to find the life answers that we seek can take a long time.

    We spend most of our time looking for these answers outside of ourselves (as we are often taught in school), but one day realize that our truth can only be found within. Books and other people can help, but ultimately the answer comes from inside of us.

    This is taught in many religions and spiritual practices by many masters, as it is a foundational truth.

    Many of us seek the answers to life's questions by looking outside of ourselves and trying to glean advice from the people around us. But as each of us is unique, with our own personal histories, our own sense of right and wrong, and our own way of experiencing the world that defines our realities, looking to others for our answers is only partially helpful. The answers to our personal questions can be most often found by looking within. When you realize that you always have access to the part of you that always knows what you need and is meant to act as your inner compass, you can stop searching outside of yourself. If you can learn to hear, trust, and embrace the wisdom that lives within you, you will be able to confidently navigate your life.


    Trusting your inner wisdom may be awkward at first, particularly if you grew up around people who taught you to look to others for answers. We each have exclusive access to our inner knowing. All we have to do is remember how to listen. Remember to be patient as you relearn how to hear, receive, and follow your own guidance. If you are unsure about whether following your inner wisdom will prove reliable, you may want to think of a time when you did trust your own knowing and everything worked out. Recall how the answers came to you, how they felt in your body as you considered them, and what happened when you acted upon this guidance. Now, recall a time when you didn't trust yourself and the results didn't work out as you had hoped. Trusting your own guidance can help you avoid going against what you instinctively know is right for you.

    When you second guess yourself and go against what you know to be your truth, you can easily go off course because you are no longer following your inner compass. By looking inside yourself for the answers to your life's questions, you are consulting your best guide. Only you can know the how's and why's of your life. The answers that you seek can be found when you start answering your own questions.

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  • 21 Nov 2016 9:37 AM | John (Administrator)

    One of the more popular questions I get about my book Travel Balance is around how to exercise while traveling.

    Here is an excerpt from Chapter 8 on "I Don't Have Time to Exercise"...enjoy!

    In a previous chapter, I mentioned one idea to step up your exercise during the trip, and that is to walk around the airport as much as you can before your flight. Walking is one of the best exercises around and can be your primary exercise when traveling (along with climbing stairs). As most airports are beginning to look more and more like malls, it can be tempting to stroll slowly and visit all the shops. That’s okay, but I’m really suggesting that it might be more worthwhile to walk from one end of the terminal to the other at a fairly brisk pace. You can walk by all of the stores on your quick stroll, then come back and visit shops after you’ve walked for 15-20 minutes. If you are pulling your wheeled luggage behind you, be sure to switch hands every now and then to keep your back and arms balanced. You don’t want to focus too much on only one side of your back or shoulder, as it might cause tightness and/or pain before you get on the plane. I usually have on a backpack, and will take that off and start doing mini-curls with it. I just hold it by the top handle with one hand and curl up as I’m walking. To keep things balanced, I alternate sets, switching hands.


    Once you arrive at your destination airport and are walking toward the exit (or baggage claim), you may see moving sidewalks and escalators. I recommend that you avoid those in lieu of stairs and more walking to get that little extra exercise, especially after sitting on a plane for a long flight.

    Another one of my favorite forms of exercise on the road is the stairs. When possible, I only use the elevator to get to my room on check-in and check-out (when I have my bags with me). After that, I like to take the stairs to my room. I say ‘when possible,’ because sometimes you are in a high-rise hotel, and I’m not going to trek up and down 45 flights of stairs every morning and night on my way to and from work. I have, however, been known to put on my workout clothes and run up and down the stairs just for exercise. In this case, I can usually go from my floor to the top or bottom and back. It’s a great workout, but you have to be careful not to go too fast so you don’t trip. Also, most hotel stairwells are not the prettiest looking or smelling places, so I’ll leave this potential adventure up to you. You can also use the stairs at your workplace instead of the elevator or escalator during your trip. 

    Obviously, you might want to plan your day so that you can use the hotel’s exercise facilities. Some people like to get up extra early to work out or use the facility at night after dinner. I’ve worked with many people who like to use the elliptical machine, treadmill, weights, swimming, or attend classes. It’s fine if you can work it in but, in my opinion, I’d rather spend this time seeing sights in the city or having a nice meal with people I don’t normally get to see if that is an option. If you can work it all in, that’s great, but most trips involve so many activities that it’s hard to do it all. It’s also entirely possible to do some exercise in your hotel room using internet videos for things like yoga and other types of exercise classes. Some hotels are now offering more and more services and classes to cater to healthy travelers.

     Keep in mind that there are other things that you can do to support your body while on the road. While it’s not exercise, activities like massage can provide huge benefits to travelers, which is one reason that you are seeing more and more of this in airports. I remember taking a long overnight flight from Rome to Beijing. Since I have a hard time sleeping on planes, I rested most of the way (suspended animation) and was a bit tired once we arrived. After getting to our hotel in Beijing, we found a foot massage spa not very far away, so we got to walk (always great after a long flight), and got a fabulous foot massage (which are usually fairly inexpensive in Asia). This was one of the best ideas we ever had, as we felt completely refreshed and ready to go afterwards. After that, this became a travel habit whenever possible after long flights. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a “massage” category on your company’s expense reimbursement forms?

     I approach each destination as a place I’ll never get to visit again, so I would rather see a few more unique sights than log an extra 45 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical rider, as I can do that at home. It’s all about priorities. And while exercise is important, please consider that you may be missing out on some unique opportunities.

    Along the same lines, and this can be a controversial topic, I know quite a few frequent travelers who spend the majority of their time in their hotel room doing email and/or other “work.” If possible, schedule this work while you are waiting at the airport, or on the plane. I know that life/work balance can be challenging (especially these days), but it’s so sad to hear stories from these folks who have been to amazing places all over the world, but “never had a chance to see anything” as they didn’t leave the hotel.

    This is all about priorities, but as we know today, the work world can absolutely consume us. There are some situations where you just don’t have an option, but others with more soft deadlines give you a choice. I was so fortunate on many of my trips, because I was traveling with some really fun people and we would do our best to keep those on our team from spending their nights working in their hotel room (we had to be quite persuasive at times). On one particular trip in Singapore, four of us had to work pretty hard to get one of our class instructors to join us for a visit to the night zoo, a unique place to be sure. We worked on her all day, and finally got her to commit to join us. It’s a longer story than I’ll go into here, but let’s just say that I know five people whose stomachs never hurt so much from laughing. It was truly a memorable experience, and I know she’ll never regret joining us as opposed to a solo evening of responding to email. People who are on their deathbed mostly regret the things that they didn’t do, and that was rarely more work.

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    One of the most popular questions I get about my book Travel Balance is around how to handle jet lag. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5 on Adventures in Time Zones...enjoy!

    - See more at: http://lifebalance.wildapricot.org/blog/3532796#sthash.LOAD08FR.dpuf
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