millie says develop a summer skin regime

while i’ve always maintained that pimples, not chronic acne, but pimples are your friend because the skin is a superficial organ of waste expression. if there are toxins in the body, then the skin will respond by creating a pimple to release it, though unsightly, you can be happy a good deed is being done. certain times and places, such as hot fun in summer city, can lead to more pimples than one would pride. when it do, develop a summer skin regime. while different skin types need different wash, toner and moisturizer generally it’s best to go with a pH balanced soap, cold water splash, toner and moisturizer, and to repeat 2-3 times per day.

while i’ve always maintained that pimples, not chronic acne, but pimples are your friend because the skin is a superficial organ of waste expression. if there are toxins in the body, then the skin will respond by creating a pimple to release it, though unsightly, you can be happy a good deed is being done. certain times and places, such as hot fun in summer city, can lead to more pimples than one would pride. when it do, develop a summer skin regime. while different skin types need different wash, toner and moisturizer generally it’s best to go with a pH balanced soap, cold water splash, toner and moisturizer, and to repeat 2-3 times per day.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says break box bind

colon cleanse colon cleanse,
on the shelf
how do I know if you’re worthy of m’self
purchasing, drinking and waiting on you
to do your mysterious job,
them say is good for you to do.

break box bind. the colon is the large instestine basicallly, 6 feet long moving waste from the small intestine to the rectum.  it gets clogged when we eat a diet poor in fibre and nouveau riche in the american goo and glue diet of white flower, burger sugar and coffee.  ideally it’s best to consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains all year round so that the colon doesn’t get bogged down with 10-15 pounds of fecal matter, it’s estimated the standard north american has, in addition, it’s wise to cleanse the colon during the spring and fall to keep the motor running.coffee enema

you don’t need a box to do a cleanse but they’re easy so here’s the breakdown of their components. 1) a liver cleanser consisting of encapsulated dandelion, beet, milk thistle, etc. which don’t work as well in dried form as in teas and tinctures, but will suffice.  2) fibre- usually psyllium, some may contain herbs such as cascara segrada, senna (a laxative) and rhubard to get the bowels moving.  candida cleanses will include bentonite clay, which is a purely indigestible mineral fibre, that cleans off debris from the sides of the colon, like all fibre does but in different form.  3) a recipe guide that will tell you which foods to eat on which days.  it is possible to get an entire detox program in one package, and it is possible to use no package at all, simply to follow the hypoallergenic or detox diet for a couple of weeks, take fibre and a bitter tea 2-3 times per day.  an epsom salt flush will also do the trick, and is usually encorporated into the master cleanse or lemonade fast.  then there’s always the warm coffee enema from the drug store or the nurse-required colonic package.  remember to replenish with probiotics after the cleanse is through.

http://www.yellowbrickroad-healthyliving.com/colonic_101

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says know the ins and outs of bowel action

know the ‘ins’ and mostly ‘outs’ of bowel action.
1. it’s normal to have an easy well formed bowel movement 1-3 times per day, ideally corresponding with the number of time you’ve eaten.
2. it’s not normal to ‘miss’ a day
3. high impact exercise (walking, running, dancing, stair climbing) uses gravity to assist in the compacting of stool in the colon and rectum
4. relaxing on the toilet properly promotes liberation
5. straining not only breaks blood vessels on the skin but can cause bleeding at the anus.
6. fluids and fibre are needed in large amounts to promote proper bowel action. 8-10 cups of liquid (ideally water) and a minimum of 30 grams of fibre. the standard north american diet contains 5-8 grams per day.
7. constipation is the most common cause of hemorrhoids, fissures
8. constipation contributes to bowel and colon cancer.

check out the top twenty fibre foods and other info here:

http://www.wehealnewyork.org/healthinfo/dietaryfiber/index.html

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says milk the underarm

milk the underarm. not quite like the time your friend’s brother made that strange pumping action and accompanying noise with his hand on the opposite armpit…or was it you doing that? massaging the lymph nodes of the under pits dislodges breast swellings, tenderness and stagnant dwellings in the lymph nodes, sending unwanted gooberoo to clearance in the lymphatic duct, located near the heart. for breast disease prevention, males and females can take part in placing the palm of your hand under your underarm and gently pumping this armpit. move it slightly up towards shoulder and in towards body. do this 15 times on both sides.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says tap to heal

tap to heal. there once was an organ who dwells in the chest behind the breast bone or sternum as those detail oriented folks say. lying close to the heart, made stronger by self-love, self-care, joy, prayer and hope it was devoted to helping the body heal itself. its name was thymus gland, an endocrine organ committed to the activation of fighter and helper cells synthesized in the bone marrow. thymus gland would spring into action telling specific white cells to go to the area of weakness, infection when repair and defense was needed. this was a big job especially when it resides within the body of tired, stressed, overworked, overdrugged individuals. thymus gland told me to relay a message to you so that you would enable its ability to heal your body. if it could talk it would say “tap me to heal; I need you to be relaxed to function well; tap me to heal right at the breast bone with the tips of your fingers; coordinated arm and leg movements strengthen me such as swimming, yoga, brain games, marching; tap me to heal gently but with intent; I am nourished by antioxidants, sleep, probiotics, and astragalus; tap to heal me heal you.”

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says dont wait to take a mental health day

dont wait until october 10th to take a mental health day. playing hooky involves making up an excuse not to go to work or attend to duties that should be accomplished today. while lying and scamming are never recommended for an enlightened state, a breath of freedom from work can be a means to avoid a doctor’s note tomorrow. the somatization response to stress relies on einstein’s theory of matter, neither capable of being created nor destroyed and thus energy remains inside the body demonstrating physical symptoms as a result of an emotional or psychological state.

Somatization disorder is a somatoform disorder categorized under the psychiatric DSM-IV and establishes the following five criteria for its diagnosis:

  • a history of somatic symptoms prior to the age of 30
  • pain in at least four different sites on the body
  • two gastrointestinal problems other than pain such as vomiting or diarrhea
  • one sexual symptom such as lack of interest or erectile dysfunction
  • one pseudoneurological symptom similar to those seen in Conversion disorder such as fainting or blindness.

…if a rest will prevent it, do it today and let that energy escape into the atmos.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says brassicas’ boasts boost

brassicas’ boasts boost. a daily bite from of a raw cruciferous vegetable has been shown to lower estrogen and androgen levels in both sexes due to a family of enzymes called aromatase inhibitors found in collards, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, brussel sprouts, etc. hormone related illnesses are exceedingly common in north american society but present in a variety of ways for men and women. in the XYs conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, fibrous breasts and cancer, low progesterone and a stubborn battle of the bulge, though potentially genetic in nature can be reversed with a daily diet rich in indole-3 carbinols from raw cruciferous vegetables and phytoestrogens found in passion flower and chamomile tea, fermented soy products and flax seeds. likewise in the double Xs estrogen-linked illnesses such as prostate enlargement or cancer, low sperm count, breast tumors, abnormal testosterone levels can be crushed with regular cabbage crunch. Despite these positive benefits, this family of vegetables when eaten raw (best for cancer prevention) have been shown to be goitrogenic and can potentially slow down the uptake of iodine in those susceptible to low thyroid. So keep up with your individual health in mind when choosing the best method of preparation by going for 1 cup of raw in normal thyroid or 1/2 cup of lightly cooked but not nuked, for abnormal thyroid or history.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says decode lumps and bumps

decode lumps and bumps. lymph bodies more colloquially referred to as glands make up a parallel universe to the body’s circulatory system, following the venous circulation routes to remove debris, infection and old pathogens from the body’s blood stream. thus the lymphatic system is a major detoxifying organ system with system channels and collection depots called nodes. These nodes are found in the neck and throat, teeth, ear, collar bone, underarm and groin areas and when present as soft, swollen and tender indicate pathogenic activity in the blood stream that the body is trying to fight. Usually this activity is the result of external pathogen activity such as viral, chemical, bacterial or fungal though can also be an auto-immune reaction in that the body is recognizing proteins found in food or those created in the body itself as foreign. The white blood cells subsequently mount a tender response to clear it. In order to help clear these sore tender nodes, lymphatic drainage techniques such as hot compresses, castor oil packs, exercise, massage, drainage herbs, dry brushing can all be applied. More chronic and serious conditions can produce hard, non tender lymph nodes that may be benign or malignant tumors called lymphomas. usually a lymphoma will be biopsied to determine it’s cancer status and stage. Lipomas are non-tender rubbery growths of undigested-unutilized fat cells that have accumulated under the skin usually in areas away from the lymph nodes, though unsightly, not usually harmful may indicate a cholesterol problem. Search your body for the lumps, keep track of their appearance disappearance so you can report accurately to your doctor of choice.

millie says decrease transit time

address constipation by increasing peristalsis. if transit time is running late then before resorting to laxatives encourage easier bowel movements lots o’ water; not rushing a bowel movement; weight bearing exercise, not bicycling or swimming, but walking, running, climbing stairs; massage from right to left over abdomen; magnesium citrate 500mg; soluble and insoluble fibre found in heavy slimy products such as apple pectin, pears, sesame seeds, oat fibre, psyllium husk and the following herbs to increase the the wavelike motions of the intestines cascara sagrada, beet root, dandelion and milk thistle. if the perfect stool seems unattainable then take the self test below to find out some reasons why.

xox dr millie lytle nd

Constipation Self-Test

  1. do you feel fatigued, have low energy or muscle aches? yes = 1/ no = 0
  2. do you have a bowel movement less than 5 x per week on an ongoing basis? yes = 1/ no = 0
  3. do you strain to pass a stool? yes = 1/ no = 0
  4. do you pass dry hard pellets or stool that looks like toothpaste? yes = 1/ no = 0
  5. do you have an abundance of fowl smelling gas? yes = 1/ no = 0
  6. do you eat 30-50 grams of fibre per day? yes = 0/ no = 1
  7. are you unable to lose weight even though you are “healthy”? yes = 1/ no = 0
  8. do you take pain medication or anti-depressants? yes = 1/ no = 0
  9. do you drink at least 2 litres of water per day? yes = 0/ no = 1
  10. do you exercise at least 3 x per week? yes = 0/ no = 1

a score of 4 or higher may indicate you are suffering from sub-optimal colon health.

millie says october 17

sleep in pitch dark. to regulate the endocrine system particularly for menstrual irregularities, cycles longer than 30, shorter than 26 days, trouble with fertility; sleep in absolute darkness so much so that a hand cannot be seen in front of the face. melatonin production increases with exposure to darkness during sleep which allows the endocrine system including hypothalamus, adrenal gland and ovaries (gonads) to recover from stress. only during the waxing stage, on the the night before, of and after the full moon should any light shine through which will help stimulate ovulation to occur during this time and therefore regulate cycles as they should according to the lunar calendar. if menstruation is occuring at full moon there is not need to switch over. children should not sleep with a night light as it disrupts depth of sleep. Howwwwl!

xox dr millie lytle nd