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ELM Maine Essential Happenings January 2019
Vein Healthcare Center
  • Losing Sleep Over “Black Mold”?

    Often times, our Indoor Air Quality department receives calls from concerned homeowners, asking if their house has “toxic black mold”. Commonly we find that there are misconceptions with the relationship between molds and toxins. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, “the term ‘toxic mold’ is not accurate.” While certain molds can have the ability to produce toxins, or specifically mycotoxins, the molds themselves are not toxic. Reports of hazards caused by toxigenic molds within a home are rare and their link to human health has yet to be proven. As recommended by the CDC and...

  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleeplessness

    When it’s time for bed at the end of the day, do your legs twitch and keep you awake? If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep at night but been stymied by the overwhelming urge to move your legs, then you might be experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS. RLS is considered a disruptive neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population. It occurs in men and women, though the incidence is twice as high in women. RLS is not diagnosed through laboratory testing, but rather through evaluation of symptoms. According to the International Restless Legs Syndrome...

  • An Integrative Approach to Healing from Lyme Disease

    Whenever Lyme and tick-borne disease treatment is brought up in conversation, the variety of methods a patient seeks out is never ending. Why? Because we, as a people, are so diverse in how we live that it only makes sense that that diversity would spill over into how we seek out treatment when we are sick. Many initially turn to their primary caregiver who assesses the situation and writes a prescription for an antibiotic. Some medical caregivers perform a more natural approach with homeopathy and naturopathic avenues. But the one thing that I see over and over again, is...

  • Right Here Right Now

    Before you started reading this article, what were you thinking about? Something like: What if he/she doesn’t call me back…does it mean they don’t like me? What did I do wrong? What should I make for dinner? What I made last night wasn’t that great! Without realizing it, our minds naturally keep us either in the past or the future. Our thoughts drive our lives as we unwittingly allow them to control us. Here’s how EFT Tapping can break that cycle and allow you to clear limiting beliefs and regain control of your thoughts. One evening, I met a...

  • Don’t Allow Others to Dull Your Sparkle

    I went to the movies the other day and while I was standing in the lobby waiting to buy a ticket a woman walked in with 2 young girls who looked to be about 7 years old. As soon as I saw 1 of the girls, I couldn’t help but smile and chuckle to myself. She was wearing a headband that had a shiny, silver unicorn horn attached to it. I thought, “Wow, good for her, for not caring what people would think.” Then my next thought was, “At what point in our lives did we start allowing the...

  • Monetize Your Mission …Through Marketing Your Solutions

    New Year’s resolutions come in all forms . . . from losing weight to finally having a profit in your holistic business. I will leave the weight loss resolution to the other experts in this magazine. But how about making a profit in your holistic business in 2019? Customize first . . . then Monetize If this is the year that you truly (not just casually) desire to finally be profitable in your business, then there are critical points you must address. You need to Customize Your Mission before you can Monetize Your Mission. Stating the obvious: you are...

  • Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

    Many holistic practitioners invest heavily into updating their professional credentials. While it’s important to enrich your skill set, this isn’t necessarily the magic bullet that takes your practice to the next level of financial success. My question to you is: How much certification training is enough? The answer is simple. If adding one more modality does not deliver more committed clients, then it’s time to rethink how you are spending your resources (or time and energy). Attracting more clients often boils down to developing a targeted marketing plan. You already have great credentials. It’s time to get the word...

  • Learn to See “What If” as a Tool

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Raise your hand if you haven’t kept it. *All hands raise* You’re in good company. New Year’s or not, almost everyone has set a goal or an intention and lost sight of their vision. Everyone has intended on doing something and then ended up not doing that very thing. Or, doing it for a while, then giving up. Or, thinking about doing that one thing, but never following through. Let’s break this down even further. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been really motivated and inspired to finish...