Saturday, January 31, 2015

What is NLP?

NLP, which stands for Neuro-Linguistic Program, is an epistemological pragmatic discipline that is used to break destructive patterns and alter one’s behaviour for the better. Epistemology is really not that complex. In general, the term stands a branch of philosophy that examines the validity of knowledge and in the case of NLP therapy you are asked to question the validity of the way you perceive the world, what you believe is true and whether or not you are allowing yourself to be limited by any false conclusions that you have come up with as the result of the way you perceive thin. You are then given self-improvement strategies and techniques that can help you break from deluded or limiting beliefs that might be sabotaging your well-being so that you can replace them empowering patterns and behaviours.

Breaking Down The Science

The “neuro” part of neuro-linguistic refers to the science of neurology, the linguistic part refers to language and the programming part refers to how the mind relates to the body.  The goal of NLP is to gain complete control of all of our mental and cognitive processes. This means that we must start thinking more strategically and engage only with empowering beliefs rather than keep sinking into comfortable, chronically destructive and irrational patterns.

There are two basic premises that are behind the entire idea of NLP. Number one is to realize that what we perceive as our reality is limited by our senses and our beliefs. This informs how we respond to life events. Recognizing that we do not have to be limited by our beliefs and behaviours enables us to make strategic life choices that improve our immediate experience of reality. The result is that we are happier people in general that are in control of what we let affect us.

The premise is the recognition that all of our systems, including our bodies, mind and emotions are completely integrated and constantly seek a state of balance that keeps us in our comfort zone. However this comfort zone, called a state of homeostasis, may not be a healthy place for us mentally, emotionally or physically. NLP can help us to become more comfortable with the unfamiliar. We give our personalities permission to stretch to the limits so that we are always learning. We are provided with tools to optimize our mind, body and spirit connections so that we are more than ready to relish every moment of our existence and make the best of us.

NLP Heals You and Your Patients

NLP heals by showing us where our inner maps of perception are limited and how a belief in these boundaries might be also limiting our ability to see our options. This can help you and your patients are more effective human beings and you will not be limited because of a chronic bad habit or an erroneous belief for years.

NLP also teaches people how to develop multiple perspectives on a problem and also how to leave emotions out of decision making so that they have greater self control. The more ways you can look at a situation, the more effective you will also be when it comes to communicating with others and also problem solving. Instead of reacting to a bad reality you change your reality by developing the capacity to consider other actions and options than the ones that are limiting your personal potential.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Coriander Helps Refresh, Clarify and Heal Skin


Coriander oil is a natural organic substance that is found in many of the Dr. RX Organic Skin Care Line products and we included it in many products because it is a very strong, yet natural healing agent that is especially adept at getting rid of the bacteria and fungus that can cause skin infections and breakouts.

Aside from healing problems with skin it is used for a lot of other things including curing mouth ulcers, reducing cholesterol, diarrhea, indigestion, eye problems and blood sugar disorders.  Coriander is not consumed as an oil, but cooked or raw in its leafy form and you may recognize its smell from Asian and Eastern dishes.  For the purposes of this skin care line, we are using the oil, which imparts a very delicate scent.

It is very high in Vitamin C and also Cineole which is a constituent that helps reduce swelling in the skin, improve circulation and ultimately improve its appearance. 

Aside from disinfecting your skin it also helps detoxify. It is very helpful for very dry skin and excema.

Coriander oil is one of the oils in Pinewood’s newly created line of very effective all-natural skin care products.  We are offering it wholesale opt students, professionals at the Pinewood Institute who would like to offer post-care, and maintenance products to their customers and clients.

Here is a look at the benefits of coriander oil for your patients. It contains –

  • Vitamin C that is good for cell renewal and repair
  • Vitamin, A which helps, exfoliates and is anti-aging
  • Cineole which helps reduce swelling and inflammation

It is also -
  • antifungal
  • antibacterial
  • non-toxic
You can find coriander oil in the following Dr. RX Organics products --

Refresh - Facial Cleanser for Aging & Acne Prone Skin  Refreshes Skin
                       
Refresh is a nourishing concentrated cleanser that braces and nourishes the without drying or redness and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.  It is carefully chosen blend of healing herbs and oils that help heal and tone skin tissues. The ideal make-up remover, Refresh removes oil, dirt and make-up without causing skin irritation or breakouts.

For more information about the new Dr. RX Organic Skin Line and
information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.



Friday, January 23, 2015

Skin Healing Lemongrass Oil is Also a Natural Anti-Depressant

Lemongrass oil is a natural organic substance that is found in many of the Dr. RX Organic Skin Care Line products. This light, brisk lemon-scented oil is a nutritious topical source of Vitamin A.  Vitamin A is a mild exfoliant that gently melts away dead and old surface skin cells, allowing more youthful ones to emerge.  The bracing and toning nature of the oil else helps shrink pores and clear up problem skin.

The slightly tart scent of lemongrass is also very refreshing or mind and soul, with a slight warmness to it like lemon meringue pie but with a crisp grassiness.  Many also find the scent relaxing, and yet a focus enhancer at the same time.  Lemongrass is also a natural anti-depressant, so while your patients are healing their skin, we like to think they are feelinga little cheerier as well.

This newly created line of very effective all-natural skin care products students, professionals at the Pinewood Institute who would like to offer post-care, and maintenance products to their customers and clients.

Lemongrass oil is a highly nutritious, easily absorbed oil that  -
  •  contains Vitamin A which is a gentle exfoliator of the skin
  •  brightens and brace skin as constituents in the oil increase the circulation of blood to the complexion
  • is a natural antidepressant
  • is a natural mosquito repellent
  • is non-toxic and is a common ingredient used in teas and recipes all over the world
  • is anti-microbial and anti-fungal which means it can help ward off skin infections such as folliculitis and cellulitis
  • it is astringent which means that it can also help firm sagging skin

You can find lemongrass oil in the following Dr. RX Organics products --

Refresh - Facial Cleanser for Aging & Acne Prone Skin  Refreshes Skin
                       
Refresh is a nourishing concentrated cleanser that braces and nourishes the without drying or redness and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.  It is a carefully chosen blend of healing herbs and oils that help heal and tone skin tissues. The ideal make-up remover, Refresh removes oil, dirt and make-up without causing skin irritation or breakouts.

Clarify (Facial Moisturizer) - For Oily & Acne Prone Skin             
This nutritious non-greasy moisturizer contains extracts, essential oils and minerals that were chosen for their weightless quality and ability to absorb quickly into the skin. It also contains  Lavender and Tea Tree Oil have natural anti-bacterial properties that help keep pores clean and prevent breakouts.

Protect (Skin Treatment Balm

Besides aromatic and healing organic lemongrass oil, this skin treatment balm consists of an expertly balanced blend of multi-tasking plant extracts including gotu kola, chickweed, calendula and nettle. Protect Cream is rich in Vitamin E and is proficient at healing rashes, eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, bug bites and rosacea.

For more information about the new Dr. RX Organic Skin Line and
information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top 10 Foods Highest in Healing Vitamin C


One of the consequences of injections or manssotherapies’ or even a slightly abrasive facial is bruising or even a bit of bleeding. To minimize any bruising it is a good idea to suggest that your patient or client eat a diet very rich in vitamin C before having treatment and for a few days after having treatment.
 
Vitamin C is absolutely necessarily for the healthy maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels and cartilage and it is necessary for preventing this skin from becoming damaged or scarred. Supplementation in the form of fresh vegetables or fruits is the best medicine for the restoration of older or damaged skin.

Here is a list from most rich to least of the top ten foods that area rich in Vitamin C.  Keep in mind that the recommended daily dose  (DV) is only 60 mg.

# 1      569% Yellow Bell Peppers per large pepper. 
Note that red peppers are 349% and green peppers are 220% DV

#2       209% Guava per average sized fruit
            Note that a full cup of this super fruit provides you with 628% DV

#3       134% Kale per cup chopped
           Note that turnip greens at one cup are 55% and Swiss Chard is 18%. DV

#4       167% Kiwi per cup sliced
            Note that gold kiwi are also very high in Vitamin C at 151%  DV

#5      159% papaya one small
           Note that a small mango provides 100% of your DV.

#6      135% Broccoli per cup of chopped vegetable.
Note that Brussels sprouts are also very high in Vitamin C at 125% DV per cups followed by Green Cauliflower 94%, Cauliflower 86% and Red Cabbage at 60% DV

#7       97%  Strawberries per cup sliced.
Note that other berries are also very high in Vitamin C including Raspberries 54%, Blackberries 50% and Blueberries 24% DV

#8       91% Tomato per cup of cooked fruit
            Note that tomatoes contain almost no fat as well.

#9       70% Orange per whole medium fruit
Note that other citrus fruits high in Vitamin C include 155% for Pomelo,  Lemon at 74%, Clementine at 60% and ½ Grapefruit at 57%.

#10       63%  Peas per cup
            Note that frozen cooked peas are still high at 59%
     
You can also advise that your client or customer take supplementary Vitamin C up to 1000 mg a day if they do not want to consume their Vitamin C in the form of fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a natural organic substance that is found in many of the Dr. RX Organic Skin Care Line products. This yummy smelling oil is meant to brace, tone, cool, firm and increase the circulation in the skin.  Peppermint oil will give your client’s or patients skin a healthy glow because the minute that the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve ending there is an intense increase in pulse rate and circulation. 
Peppermint 

This newly created line of very effective all-natural skin care products students, professionals at the Pinewood Institute who would like to offer post-care, and maintenance products to their customers and clients.

Peppermint oil is a highly nutritious, easily absorbed oil that  -
  •        contains minerals and vitamins that nourish and firm the skin including magnesium, manganese and copper
  •        brightens and brace skin as constituents in the oil increase the circulation of blood to the complexion
  •         contains menthol that cools and soothes irritated skin
  •        dries the skin slightly which helps prevent the secretion of excess oil that can cause outbreaks
  •        has a clean sharp smelling fresh odour that stimulates the senses
  •        is a natural anti-fungal agent

The other great thing about organically sourced peppermint is that it smells really great, with a kind of grassy back aroma.
You can find peppermint oil in the following Dr. RX Organics products --

Refresh - Facial Cleanser for Aging & Acne Prone Skin  Refreshes Skin
                       
Refresh is a nourishing concentrated cleanser that braces and nourishes the without drying or redness and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.  It is a rare, carefully chosen blend of aromatic and healing herbs and oils that help heal and tone skin tissues. The ideal make-up remover, Refresh removes oil, dirt and make-up without causing skin irritation or breakouts.

Protect (Skin Treatment Balm

Besides aromatic and healing organic peppermint oil, this skin treatment balm consists of an expertly balanced blend of multi-tasking plant extracts including gotu kola, chickweed, calendula and nettle. Protect Cream is rich in Vitamin E and is proficient at healing rashes, eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, bug bites and rosacea.

For more information about the new Dr. RX Organic Skin Line and
information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.