Before going to see a practitioner

Make Choices

 

As we all have a different belief system in life, every single holistic practitioner does his/her unique belief system. It depends on what they have learnt, who they learnt with, where their knowledge is coming from, how they processed the information/knowledge, and so forth.

For example, I am not formally religious but I believe in God (Goddess), the universe, the entities, the angels, the spirits that are guiding me everyday. Now, God (Goddess) I mean is an undescribable figure as he/she could be myself or could be the universe. The very important point is that I believe that without them, my healing didn’t happen, it could have been harder to heal without their guidance.

I also believe in nutritions in animal products** such as butter, ghee, raw milk, organ meats, fish, fish oils, etc. **organic

Before I studied with Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride for GAPS diet, I was a nutritionist who were giving suggestions according to my client’s dietary preference, meaning if they are vegetarian, then I would suggest dietary recommendation around it. So as vegans, or meat eaters. I tried to respect their diet no matter what health challenges they had.

This is because I was very confused by instructors in school while learning holistic nutrition. When a raw vegan instructor was teaching a course, then we were to believe “go raw vegan!”. Later, an another instructor believed in animal products. He would say “Eat more organ meats, don’t be a vegetarian or vegan!”. Some students who were vegetarians even argued with him in class!! It was very much like people who believed in different religions!

From that moment, I promised myself to guide my future clients according to their dietary preference without convincing to go either side. But unfortunately, this was me without knowing how really our body heals.

Now, after learning more about our body, how we could help our body to heal by eating food that is bio-available, I am now believe in GAPs Diet that suggests more animal fat, organ meats, fermented foods, and fermented dairy products. So, if new clients come to see me for a nutritional consultation now, I would have a session completely different from years ago. I may need to ask them to change their dietary preference. But I want them to know that this is for the healing, not to judge their belief system. It should never be for that anyways as a professional practitioner.

 

So what can you do?

Please know that every practitioner will suggest something differently for your health challenges based on their knowledge or dietary preference.

For example, when he/she is vegan, they may tell you to get flax oil in order to have some DHA over fish oils or Vitamin D2 over Vitamin D3. They may tell you to eat more raw. But there are hidden risks for this. Especially, for those who have severe digestive problems with/without symptoms.

Research before booking an appointment!

I personally suggest you to go to see a practitioner who knows about GAPs Diet, especially when you are trying to heal from eczema, asthma, and allergies (of course, many other conditions could be helped by GAPs too!!). Sometimes, when we need help, we just search for practitioners randomly in the area without knowing what they are really specialized in. It is very important that you feel right about the practitioner when you find him/her or after doing the ton of research about them. If you don’t know whether this is the one to book an appointment with, probably NOT. When in doubt, just move on, and keep searching. You could even call or email to have a chat to get to know them. This way, you will have a good sense of who they are.

Good chemistry = > Great guidance

When you feel good about the practitioner, please trust and follow the guidance. When things are not going well, we tend to think that we should look for somebody else for help. ((Except, other modalities are fine, such as body talk but be careful with acupuncture (or TCM). Especially when they suggest you for Chinese herbs.)) In a worst case, some go back to a medical doctor who gives you medications. Well, when this happens, your healing will go back to square one.

Please remember, healing takes time and you are the healer of your own. It is not someone else who is healing you but yourself. Your search for a practitioner was to have a proper guidance for the healing. In order not to confuse yourself, you don’t need multiple different dietary guidances. Trust your intuition for this. You did your own research for a good amount of time by now.

 

Need help for finding a practitioner local?

Some practitioners (myself too!) do offer a Skype session if you can’t find a practitioner with a great vibe in your local area. Go to this site to find out.

 

One more important thing to consider when looking for a practitioner…

Please do find a practitioner who is familiar with the body’s psychosomatic responses. Especially, when it comes to skin disorders, our psychological and/or physical state is largely involved.

Our skin is itself an organ, just like the heart, lungs, and liver. It is the body’s largest organ, in fact. And perhaps, it’s most sensitive. Because the skin is your boundary with the world outside, at which every act of love, hate, work, and play takes place, it is here that you experience pleasure and pain.

Remember that emotional difficulties can cause some skin diseases; and that even when the cause is clearly physical such as from heredity, infection, or chemical irritation, it may trigger attacks or make them more severe.

It is always a plus to find practitioners who understand this.

Use of Heal Eczema From Insideout

Terms and Conditions

 

While I was still having many ups and downs on my healing from chronic eczema, I wanted to create this blog to share my journey with people who are going through the same, and having uncertainty whether they would ever heal the condition or not.

Bottom line…  YOU WILL. To be more specific, YOUR BODY is always trying to heal.

Your job is to support your body do its job. This will depend upon the input and output of toxic burden. What we want is to minimize the input and to maximize the output of toxins in the body.

You can think of a “water barrel”, water as toxins and a barrel as our body.

 

When the barrel isn’t full, there is a space for more water. And as long as the water is drained from the faucet regularly, it will never be overflowed. However, if it starts overflowing, that’s the symptoms and signs trying to warn us something needs to be changed. Pains, headaches, rash, allergies, and all other types of inflammation are the sings of imbalance in the body. But because our body is always trying to heal, we don’t either recognize the signal as symptoms goes away after a certain period, or don’t want to acknowledge that there is something out of balance in our body as healing requires a commitment for us to make.

 

It’s totally up to you whether you want to get to know yourself better through your healing journey or not. Isn’t that a part of our purpose in our lives?

Well…Why am I saying this?

Because the healing isn’t that simple. You may change your diet, lifestyle either partially or completely, or relationships… Those sure will help your healing. But it’s not that simple (AGAGIN!). We are complex. Diseases are multifactorial. There are multiple layers that you have to peel in order to overcome challenges (obstacles) like an onion. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually…

When I was super desperate to find ANY information to cure my condition in 2011, I had never found practitioners who mentioned nutritional therapy, psychotherapy, and bodywork such as acupuncture, body talk, and so on, all together. They are a “Bioregulatory” approach. (I will explain more about this approach later)

I don’t know how many of you reading this believe our body’s “psychosomatic responses”. But I do. This is why I am in a much better place as of now (2017. Jul). The most of diseases is caused by both physical and emotional traumas. That being said, we need to look after our body and emotions.

I will be introducing what processes that I had gone through in order to achieve the physical healing and emotional healing. I hope the information could become some references to your healing journey.

Healing takes time (there are no magic pills for the true healing) but you will get out of the darkness one day as long as you are moving forward.

Let’s start with listing what you are grateful for today…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stages to become a whole Intro

Spirit for Healing

 

When it comes to healing, no matter what type of health challenges you have, there would be multiple stages that you are going to overcome. If you hit the first stage when you are older, a bit more difficult it becomes to take it to the next stage. What I mean by that is that usually longer it takes to feel better again.

It has been a quite journey for me since I hit the first stage in 2011, I had a lot of ups and downs and while doing that, I had never known when I would see the light again. It felt like the challenge was never going to end.

Well, for some people, their healing journey will end completely and they could get back the whatever life they want. Eat whatever they like, drink whatever they like, live in a super toxic city… you name it.

But for some, they will have to stick to the protocol forever or for longer. These people have to be on a certain diet, they won’t be able to eat out,  they can’t live in the middle of the polluted city… just have to find the pleasure in a slightly limited environment. Which is.. perfectly possible from my experience.

Why is that?

Because we all are unique individuals. We all have different constitutions. Some can drink the hell amount of alcohol but for some, a shot glass of beer will make them feel drunk. Same as healing. When we have a strong constitution, they may heal faster than people who have a weak constitution. Or the strong constitution may give them extreme reactions to the healing such as rashes, vomiting, etc. The weak constitution could give them extreme reactions even though they tool 1/12 of the recommended dosage of supplement.

My point is… EVERYBODY is unique. So please know that the information you could get from Mr. Google is just general information. You may or may not become a whole from it.

I too, googled to find any “solutions”, when I was in downs and emotionally devastated. There are people online writing about their experiences that they healed their acne and eczema with coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, liver herbs (Milk Thistle, dandelion, etc), Probiotics, neem oil, olive oil, and more. Well, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that these are useless. I am saying that we are not that simple.

We can’t really heal ourselves with just one item or two. The solution isn’t that simple. We are super complicated beings. It is hard to understand and admit that your healing might take years to give you normal life. But our body needs whatever time it takes to heal. It knows how to handle unless we mess with it.

I will share the stages that I took to come to where I am as of 2017. I hope this could give you some idea that you still have hope, even though you are in downs at this moment.

Happy healing~

 

Commitment

Spirit for Healing

 

 

What do you need to prepare for your healing that may even take months or years?

Yes, you change your diet healthier, buy some “detox” supplements or herbs, and read about “how to”s online… so you may feel ready.

What if … your friends invite you to a party, drink a bit more than usual, stay out late, and you have to go to work or school next morning without enough sleep? Or, your life is too busy for whatever reasons to have mindful meals? Or some may say, “You are doing everything you can. Maybe natural medicine could only do so much.”?

What is your solution in order to be able to stick to your healing?

The answer is… Commitment.
When it comes to making a commitment to our health, I strongly believe that a quite high degree of dedication is absolutely necessary. Especially, when you are trying to heal from chronic and/or multiple conditions.

When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape (by Andy Andrews).

Here, I don’t want you to get me wrong.
I trust that everything happens for a reason at the right time. When you decided to take on your healing journey, the healing has already started. When your body is ready, the mechanical part of the healing will take part.  And lastly, when your heart (soul) collaborates with those two, you will be much closer to becoming free from your health challenges.

Healing starts from head to toe, and inside out. 

Becoming a whole by going through this process (mind => body => heart/spirit) took me about 6 years. That’s about when my skin started to heal much faster and look better. No one could notice scars on my face or arms from scratching, unless I told them I used to.

I have posted about making a strong and certain commitment at each stage of my healing here.
I hope my story could inspire your journey and give you a sense of what dedication is going to be.

Again, everybody has their own “right time” to experience the process. You will commit in your own way accordingly. But once you decided to walk this path, never quit until this commitment transforms your belief into reality.

 

 

Disclaimer

Terms and Conditions

The information on “Heal Eczema From Insideout” is not intended to replace a one-on -one relationship with me and/or (a qualified health care professional) and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of me (Fumie Yamaguchi, ROHP, RNCP), and the experts who have contributed to my knowledge. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. This site is created for informational purposes only and no guarantees, promises, representations or warranties of any kind regarding specific or general benefits. I (Fumie Yamaguchi, ROHP, RNCP) is not responsible for, and shall have no liability for any success or failure, acts and/or omissions, the appropriateness of the visitor’s decisions, or the use of or reliance on this information.

Code of Ethics

Terms and Conditions

As a member of the IONC, I commit to the following:

  1. Honest at all times, and comply legally with various municipal and provincial and federal government laws and regulations.
  2. Maintain competency and practice safely within the scope of practice and training.
  3. Treat clients with integrity, and respect the clients’ rights to make informed choices about their healthcare.
  4. Educate the public about Orthomolecular and Holistic nutrition, providing accurate information about nutrition, diet and lifestyle.
  5. Educate clients regarding specific diet options and nutritional support to help build and maintain nutritional well-being.
  6. Assess nutritional imbalances through bodily symptoms to support clients’ unique nutritional requirements..
  7. Do not diagnose disease.
  8. Do not perform controlled acts without legal authority.
  9. Do not advise clients to adjust or stop medications or discontinue seeing a medical professional.
  10. Respect and value the importance of confidentiality and privacy issues and are diligent with the collection of client’s private information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
  11. Products that are recommended by me aren’t guaranteed to treat, cure or prevent any diseases of unique individuals.