On Sept 15, 2011, I gave a presentation to the Lupus Support Group at Bay Gardens Community Room, Hamilton Ontario on “How to Achieve Life and Health Balance”. As a homeopathic practitioner with a doctorate in natural medicine, my information was not intended to replace the advice of a medical doctor or other health care practitioner.
I offered specific health tips for those with lupus, regarding diet, lifestyle and emotional responses to life challenges. As a grief facilitator, I have seen how important it is to acknowledge the grief that can result from being diagnosed with a serious condition such as lupus. Feelings of loss need to be dealt with or they can lead to further problems with emotional and physical health.
The benefits of healthy food, including the proper ratio of acidic vs. alkaline foods, and proper exercise were explored. I shared an easy, healthy alkaline soup recipe that in my experience as a natural health practitioner I have seen contribute to the alleviation of debilitating symptoms and aid in weight loss for numerous patients.
I discussed the benefits of honest communication and emotional forthrightness, including assertiveness. Embracing the “Four Pillars of Life” was also one of my recommendations:
- Establish healthy habits
- Connect to a life passion
- Learn positive responses to life challenges
- Connect to peace within yourself
The audience was given a stress index quiz and a list of websites for useful, up-do-date information regarding the evening’s topic. I also reminded the group that I am an Emotional and Physical Iridologist, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, and Reverend with Universal Oneness United Faith Canada, an interfaith spiritual community and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.