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Simple Anxiety Therapy Exercise

Simple Anxiety Therapy Exercise

by Jen Springer


Exercise is an important part of any health and wellness routine.

But sometimes, finding the time, or the place, or the right kind of exercise can cause the very anxiety attacks it’s suppose to help cure.

Here’s a little anxiety therapy exercise you can do anywhere, any time you feel your stress level start to rise:

Take a look around your surroundings. Find and focus on one object that is pleasant to look it. It may be small or large, brightly colored or quiet and dark. If you’re outdoors, for example, it may be a leaf on a bush, or the mailbox on the corner.

Whatever it is, you want to focus all your attention on this object as you inhale and exhale slowly and deeply for one to two minutes. While you are doing this exercise, try not to let any other thoughts or feelings enter your mind. If they do, just return your attention to the object.


At the end of this exercise you will probably feel more HGH peaceful and calmer.

Any tension or nervousness that you were feeling should be diminished. In fact, the more often you do this, the faster and easier it should become to “train” your body to calm itself. What may have taken you five minutes the first time you did this, may only take two after a while.


Try this simple anxiety therapy the next time you feel those unsettling feelings trying to take over your sanity.


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Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  Through her entertaining and informative webinars, blog posts, and personal recovery program Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head, her clients quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.

Review of the 5 Day Whole Body Cleanse

Review of the 5 Day Whole Body Cleanse

by Jen Springer

Yay, I’m done!

This cleanse taught me a lot. It’s been about 5 years since I’ve actually done an intense targeted cleanse.  I’d been taking nutrients to build my body and bring it back from the brink so it had the ju-ju to detoxify itself on a daily basis (adrenal support, B vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, etc.). But to do a cleansing fast, nope it’s been a while.

In the end, I lost 5 pounds and my tummy is F-L-A-T. My cravings are gone, connective tissue inflammation is down and that gross bloated feeling is gone.

The cleanse was a success and I reached my goals. I’m happy!

You’re probably thinking this is the miracle cleanse and you just can’t wait to do it, right? Let me fill you in on the bit of the non-sugar coated details before you decide if this is for you.

Why I am I telling you the gory details?  To let you know this is normal and to be expected!

I’m not not a regular “mover”, I mean … I have to take herbs, probiotics, fiber, stay hydrated, and minerals to keep my bowel moving regularly.  So who only know’s what was hanging out in my colon because the second night’s bowel movement could have peeled paint off the walls. If I was in a public bathroom, I would have lost friends! Super stinky.

My guess is that I was getting rid of undigested protein that was hanging around in my digestive tract. It got better as the days went on and nasty stuff exited my body. Plus, I added some pro-biotics to help THAT situation.

Another thing I noticed is my body odor. I didn’t have any throughout the week. My theory is when I eliminated hard to digest protein throughout the week like eggs, meat, and cheese my body didn’t have that toxic undigested protein smell.  I was happy to realized that this cleanse rested my gut so I could make it stronger and hopefully have better digestion when I start eating these proteins again.

The last thing I noticed was how my weight fluctuated. In the first 48 hours I dropped 3 pounds. As the days went on VigRX the last few pounds came off.  What was interesting is that some days I woke up and weighed up to 1 pound MORE than I did the night before! Throughout the day I would lose up to 2 more pounds and in the evening I’d be up a pound. The scale went up and down like notes on sheet music.  In the end, I was down – yay!


3 most important things I learned?

1. Stay hydrated! I don’t know the exact amount, all I know is I always had water in hand and was drinking it.

2. Keep your bowels moving. A few a day keeps the bloated belly away!  Have an herbal tea with cascara sagrada (I like Smooth Move by Traditional Medicinals) on hand if you start to get backed up.  I also keep my Vitamin C and magnesium up, they are my secret bowel moving weapons.

3. Don’t let what the scale is doing panic you! Understand you’ll go up and down, don’t sweat it.


Was this a piece of cake? No, but it helped that my detox smoothie tasted like cake! I would have liked food, but all the fiber in the program made this tolerable and kept me from falling off the detox wagon.

Next post I will share my general outline that I am going to use with my readers and clients as a result of this adventure.  It’s always my intention to have personal experience with anything I recommend to make sure it works.



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Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  Through her entertaining and informative webinars, blog posts, and personal recovery program Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head, her clients quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.


How to Do an Easy Whole Body Cleanse

How to Do an Easy Whole Body Cleanse

by Jen Springer


Not a day goes by without something hurting; I’m sick and tired of the inflammation.

I’ve had this problem since puberty hit.  If it’s connective tissue, I’ll get pain in it. Tendons, ligaments, fascia – it’s non-discriminatory.  I’m surprised my hair doesn’t hurt.

After visiting my chiro friend last week (Dr. Chris Danduran), he suggested I get back to basics and clean house.  So that’s what I’m doing!

Toxins that aren’t leaving my body are creating a back up (kinda like a clogged drain) that is resulting in inflammation in my joints.  The liver, kidney, and adrenals are typically associated with connective tissue pain.

Foggy thinking, anxiety, bloating, exhaustion, inability to lose weight are other possible signs a it is time for a cleanse.

I feel like I have done every type of cleanse in the past 10 years. Colon cleanses, liver cleanses, heavy metal cleanses, parasite cleanses, gall bladder cleanses … am I forgetting anything?

Not a fan of the Master Cleanse (Lemonade Diet) or of complete calorie restricted fasting.  I feel they are hard on the body and in my case, both times I did the Master Cleanse it created a massive yeast bloom and I believe it contributed to my insulin resistance problems.

My educated opinion on the lemonade diet? Drinking massive amounts of maple syrup water for 10 days isn’t a good idea. So what if it has lemons and cayenne, those can be easly added to other cleansing programs. Oh, and the idea of switching out the maple syrup for the pure fructose Agave is a REALLY bad idea (unless you want to become severely insulin resistant.)

On the other hand, herbs and teas are great for cleansing, but they can be very depleting if not done correctly. If we deplete, deplete, deplete then the body gets weak.  Intense herbal cleansing should be done under the guidance of a health practitioner.

If the body is given the tools it needs, it can do it’s job properly.

The types of cleanses I love are packed full of nutrients that will help the body detoxify itself. The liver needs all sorts of stuff so that it can convert toxins to a form that can leave the body.  Then viagra dosage the colon needs ammo so it can capture the toxins and escort them out of the body.

If a person isn’t careful, the toxins can get all stirred up and go onto the re-location program, ie: get moved around from within and never leave your body.  SUPER DUPER YUCK FACTOR!

I don’t know about you, but when I want to clean my body I want the trash to get taken out.  Stirring up toxins so they go somewhere else is not a good idea, been there and done that. Plus, I don’t want to blow out (excuse my crudeness) my backside.  That’s not necessary.

The cleanse I am doing is a combo of two that I’ve done in the past, the 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse and juicing.   I’ve put it together so it’s easy and tastes good.

Nothing worse than holding your nose to choke down some slimy pond scum!

A whole body cleanse that tastes good without bathroom emergencies and is simple? Yes, it’s possible.


My plan in a nutshell:

3 super awesome tasting meal replacements

2 servings of low glycemic fruits

tons of water

a digestive toner

adrenal adaptogen infusion

night time acid pulling juice

maybe some additional herbs


I know the above outline is super vague.  My goal is to get rid of inflammation, toxins, and maybe a few pounds.  As each day goes by I am going to tweak my plan in order to get the results I want.

Today is the beginning of day 2 and at this point I don’t know much.  The main outline I’m following is HERE.

Next post I will give you all the juicy details!


Need help with a cleanse for yourself? Get over to Facebook and I would love to help you with your questions!



Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  Through her entertaining and informative webinars, blog posts, and personal recovery program Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head, her clients quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.




How To Handle Stress and Stay Sane

How To Handle Stress and Stay Sane

by Jen Springer

Fried, frazzled, and flipping out?

This is no way to be. Life is no fun when you feel like you are ricocheting through your day like a  rogue ping pong ball.

We all use the phrases, “If I could just get through this I’d feel better”, “I’m so stressed out!”, and “He/she/this job is making me crazy!”.

Sound familiar? Over using the first phrase is something I’m guilty of.

Stress can suck the ever lovin’ life out of you … literally.

Our body goes into overdrive and plows through resources in order to handle stress. It’s similar to pushing the acceleration pedal to the floor and watching the gas gauge drop to empty.

It’s no wonder why out of control stress over a period of time leaves our guts trashed and adrenals smoked. Not to mention the gray hair and wrinkles!

The reality is, we all have stress and how we handle it determines our sanity. Some people glide through it and appear unaffected.  How is that? Are these people super human?

No, people who appear to be unaffected by stress are simply well adapted. They know how to take care of themselves and mentally frame stress in a healthy way through trying times.

Recently I had a bunch of stress, but the good kind. All exciting and a bit overwhelming. Finishing off my students for the quarter, moving my horses, and re-configuring my business definitely had the potential to throw me into an anxious tailpsin.

Now that all the stress is wrapping up I know I handled it better than I how much valium for dentist appointment did in the past. I slept well, my body didn’t inflame, and I didn’t spaz out during any of it. That is an achievement!


Here are a few things I did differently “take care of myself”:

1. Vitamin C, at least 1000 mg every day. My body loves vitamin C!

2. GABA: the amino acid for “calmness”. If I felt ANY hint of stress I took 200 – 400 mg at the time.

3. If something started to get me riled up I’d ask myself, “Is this worth dying for?”  In the long run it is the harsh reality of chronic stress.

4. Acupuncture or chiropractic sessions every week.

5. Essential oils of Stress Away and Valor.


Changing these things made a huge difference with how I felt during all the chaos as well as post-chaos.  Oh, one other thing. I didn’t work until all hours of the night to get things done. Sleep was a priority.  Hence why the lapse in blog posts and webinars!


I know you have stress helpers of your own, visit me over on Facebook and DO TELL! Everyone loves hearing what works.



Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  Through her entertaining and informative webinars, blog posts, and personal recovery program Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head, her clients quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.



Why Your Body Makes Your Brain Feel Cuckoo Part III


Why Your Body Makes Your Brain Feel Cuckoo Part III

by Jen Springer


Heads up, you’re going to feel smarter after you read the rest of William Walsh, Ph.D. article!

I know it’s a brain bender, BUT the information below explains that actual why you may feel out of sorts.

So, how do you find out if you are dealing with any of these?

Simple, find a doc who practices functional medicine or orthomolecular psychiatry.

In the meantime you can have some fun pinpointing yourself with the charts on Nutritional Healing’s web page HERE.

Orthomolecular or functional docs will run tests to determine what is causing crazy making feelings that are paralyzing your life. I was very fortunate to find one of these docs when I was ill. They know where to start looking if you’re manic, flipping light switches, or so depressed you can barely take out the trash.

Remember, the issues below aren’t healed overnight. However, once the problem is found your physician can create a plan to bring you health and sanity back.

Be patient with yourself!


When you’re brain hurts after reading this article, come my the Natural Anxiety Therapy Facebook Page and show me your pearly whites!



The Critical Role of Nutrients in Severe Mental Symptoms by William Walsh, Ph.D. continued from Part I & Part II

Biochemical Factors in Behavior Disorders, “ADHD,” and “Mental Illness”

The Pfeiffer Treatment Center has amassed a large database of biochemical information from more than 10,000 patients with mental health problems. Examination of this data shows that most of these persons have striking abnormalities in specific nutrients required for neurotransmitter production. The most common chemical imbalances we encounter include the following:


Many persons who suffer from anxiety along with depression are over-methylated. Methyl is an important chemical group consisting of one carbon and three hydrogen atoms (CH3). Over-methylation (too many added methyl groups) results in excessive levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Typical symptoms include chemical and food sensitivities, underachievement, upper body pain, and an adverse reaction to serotonin-enhancing substances such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, St. John’s Wort, and SAMe6. They have a physical tendency to be very depressed in folates (a form of folic acid), niacin and Vitamin B-12, and biochemical treatment focuses on supplementation of these nutrients. These persons are also overloaded in copper and methionine (a sulfur-containing amino acid) and supplements of these nutrients must be strictly avoided.


Many patients with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, “oppositional-defiant disorder7,” or seasonal depression are under-methylated, which is associated with low serotonin levels. They generally exhibit seasonal allergies and other distinctive symptoms and traits. They have a tendency to be very depressed in calcium, magnesium, methionine, and vitamin B-6 with excessive levels of folic acid. These under-methylated persons can have a positive effect from Paxil, Zoloft, and other serotonin-enhancing medications, although nasty side effects are common. A more natural approach is to directly correct the underlying problem using methionine, calcium, magnesium, and B-6. SAMe, St. John’s Wort, Kava Kava, and inositol (a natural sugar alcohol) are also very useful in treating these individuals.


A common problem in “ADHD,” behavior disorders, and hormonal depression is a physical inability to control copper, zinc, manganese, and other trace metals in the body due to improper functioning of metallothionein – a small protein synthesized in the liver and kidney in response to the presence of some metal ions8, including zinc, mercury, cadmium, and copper. It binds the metal ions tightly and is important both in ion transport and in detoxification.

These patients are often deficient in zinc and manganese, the amino acids cysteine and serine, and vitamin B-6. They are commonly overloaded in copper, lead, and cadmium. They must avoid supplements and “enriched foods” containing copper. In addition we recommend they drink bottled water and limit use of swimming pools and jacuzzis treated with copper sulfate anti-algae agents. Foods to be limited due to high copper content include shellfish, chocolate, and carob.

Elevated copper levels are associated with hormonal imbalances and a classic symptom is intolerance to estrogen. Biochemical treatment focuses on stimulation of metallothionein using zinc, manganese, cysteine, serine, and vitamin B-6.

Pyrrole disorder

A common feature of many behavioral and emotional disorders is pyroluria, detectable as a purple (on testing paper) metabolite in urine called “the mauve factor.” Pyroluria is an inborn error of pyrrole chemistry, which results in a dramatic deficiency of zinc, vitamin B-6, and arachidonic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). As noted earlier, certain pyrroles called kryptopyrroles (literally, “hidden pyrroles”) bind with B-6, then zinc to deplete the body’s supply. Common symptoms include explosive temper, mood swings, poor short-term memory, and frequent infections. These patients are easily identified by their inability to tan, poor dream recall, abnormal fat distribution, and sensitivity to light and sound. The decisive laboratory test is semenax vigrx analysis for kryptopyrroles (the “mauve factor”) in urine. Treatment centers on zinc and B-6 supplements together with omega-6 essential fatty acids.

Glucose dyscontrol

Our database indicates a significant number of our patients have chronic low blood glucose levels. This problem doesn’t appear to be the cause of behavior disorders, depression, etc., but instead is an aggravating factor which can trigger striking symptoms. Typical symptoms include drowsiness after meals, irritability, craving for sweets, trembling, anxiety, and intermittent poor concentration and focus. Treatment includes chromium, manganese, and other glucose-stabilizing nutrients, but the primary focus of treatment is on diet. These patients benefit from six or more small meals daily with emphasis on complex carbohydrates and protein. In essence, they cannot tolerate large meals or quick sugars. Complex carbohydrates provide the necessary glucose in a slow, gradual manner and may be thought of as “time-released” sugar.

Toxic substances

Occasionally we encounter a patient whose condition has resulted from a heavy-metal overload (lead, cadmium, mercury, etc.) or toxic levels of pesticides or other organic chemicals. Our database indicates that persons with a metallothionein disorder are especially sensitive to toxic metals and that over-methylation is associated with severe chemical sensitivities. Effective treatment requires a three-part approach: (1) avoidance of additional exposures, (2) biochemical treatment to hasten the exit of the toxic substance from the body, and (3) correction of underlying chemical imbalances to minimize future vulnerability to the toxic material.


Although only 10% of our database case histories involve serious malabsorption, more than 90% of autistics exhibit this problem. There are three primary classes of absorption problems: (1) stomach problems, including excessive or insufficient HCl (hydrochloric acid) levels, (2) incomplete digestion in the small intestine, and (3) problems at the brush-border, the tiny villi9 that tremendously increase the surface area of the intestine, where most nutrients are absorbed into to the blood stream. The consequences can include nutrient deficiencies, irritation of the intestinal tract, candida, and mental health problems. Incomplete breakdown of protein and fats can adversely affect brain neurotransmission, and is associated with impulsivity and academic underachievement. Treatment depends on the type of malabsorption present and may involve adjustment of stomach HCl levels, digestive enzymes that survive stomach acid, nutrients to enhance digestion, and special diets.

Essential Fatty Acids

The brain is 20% fat (by dry weight) and these fatty substances fulfill very important functions. The myelin sheaths which surround our brain cells contain essential fatty acids that are directly involved in nerve receptor formation and nerve transmission. A 1998 Symposium at the National Institute of Mental Health presented strong evidence of the important roles for omega-3 oils (especially EPA an DHA10) and omega-6 oils (especially AA and DGLA11) in “ADHD,” depression, and “schizophrenia.” A recent Harvard study showed EPA and DHA supplements to be more effective than psychiatric medications in combating “bipolar depression.”

Typical American diets usually result in insufficient omega-3 and excessive omega-6 and some nutritionists routinely recommend supplements of omega-3 oils. However, biochemical individuality also exists with oils and certain persons are innately low in omega-6 oils. A review of symptoms and specialized plasma and red-cell-membrane lab tests can identify individual needs.


Nutrients play a critical role in mental health. They are the building blocks of the nervous system. Correct testing and understanding of deficiencies and overloads can pinpoint the causes of many severe mental symptoms, thus opening the door to hope and recovery.



1. Methionine is an amino acid you need that you can only get from food or supplements.
2. Choline is part of the vitamin B complex family.
3. Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats.  The tail end of the fatty acid molecule is called the “omega.”  Some fatty acids have two carbon atoms together located 6 atoms from the end.  These are called omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have a double carbon atoms at 3 from the end.
4. Chemicals that transfer messages from one nerve cells to the other.
5. Serotonin, dopamine, and nonepinephrine are all neurotransmitters.
6. SAMe stands for S-Adenosyl Methionine.  It is a supplement and a chemical produced in the brain from the amino acid methionine.  In one chemical process, SAMe adds methyl groups, thus would be harmful to people already over-methylated.
7.  A psychiatric diagnosis for a pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least 6 months.
8. An ion is a negatively charged atom or group of atoms.  They tend to want to combine with other atoms or groups of atoms.
9.  Villi are minute, finger-like projections that give the small intestine lining a velvet-like appearance.  They absorb nutrients.
10.  There are 3 kinds of omega-3 fatty acids.   Two of them are EPA and DHA, which are found in fish oil.
11.  There are 3 kinds of omega-6 fatty acids.  Two of them are AA (arachidonic acid, mentioned earlier in this article) and DGLA.