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by Janice Carlin, PhD, CHHP, CHNP, CNHP

Copyright © 2023 Janice Carlin All Rights Reserved.

My goal is always to empower individuals to do what they need in order to help themselves to heal. Sometimes we do need outside help from a practitioner.

Unfortunately, not all healers and practitioners are knowledgeable about holistic health or nutrition. This means that you need to know what to look for and how to make the best choices possible for yourself and your family. The following are vital pieces to consider from the standpoint of the practitioner and the patient.

1. Only the highest quality supplements should be used. They should be third party tested to be free from heavy metals, chemicals, and harmful additives and preservatives.

2. The office space should make an effort to be free of unnecessary toxins. For example, air fresheners fill the air with toxins that patients breathe in. Dental offices that use amalgam fillings and remove them without using safe techniques (SMART) have toxic mercury in the air, which workers and patients breathe. X-rays should be performed in a separate room.


3. All practitioners should be advising their patients to attend to their diet and lifestyle. If they do not know how to do this, they should refer patients to other skilled professionals. Some alternative healers are notorious for leaving this out. They perform their healing session and then send the client on their way without empowering them at all to continue forward with their healing. This leaves the client dependent upon them.


4. Any healer or practitioner who says they are going to heal you is not to be trusted. Healing happens within. A practitioner with an ego so large that they believe they are going to heal you themselves is not going to be working in alignment with best practices. A practitioner can assess what is happening with your health and guide you based on their own knowledge and training. It is up to you to take the actions needed in order to heal. If they are not guiding you in how to do that, they are not working in your highest benefit, and leaving you dependent upon them.

Attempting to heal without addressing toxins in the diet and home environment is not going to be effective. Toxins cause inflammation, turn on genes of susceptibility to health conditions and diseases, and prevent our bodies from functioning optimally and being able to effectively heal.

You can take supplements and medications and do all sorts of biohacking, but healing requires attending to the sources of why you are struggling with your health in the first place so those genes can be turned off.

Remember this as you work with different practitioners. Each may provide a helpful piece for you, but only you can control what you eat and how you live.

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