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Stress is a six letter word!

Everyone experiences physical and emotional upset and STRESS is actually the body’s response to that. Stress is the response, not the stimulus. The thoughts of having overdue bills or being around unplesant people cause reactivity, or stress, in the body and mind. It is of utmost importance to listen, interpret, and focus on this stress and learn how to calm it down by addressing the stressors.

Even as I write this post, my body is reacting to the stressors around me…there is a garbage truck backing up down the alley outside my window…beeping and engine noise are causing me to react with feelings of overwhelm and annoyance. The smell of its diesel exhaust are causing me to physically react with a slight headache and nasal congestion. The noise and exhaust are the stressors,  my feelings, headache and congestion are the stress.

Did you know that researchers estimate that stress contributes to 80% of all major illnesses, including cancer, depression, high cholesterol, skin disorders, and even back problems? Our bodies and minds are trying to tell us what is bothering us…we just have to recognize the symptoms as being communication. If you shut down the communication with drugs or ignore it completely, without addressing the stressor, then the stress goes deeper. What was a skin problem last year, in time will develop into digestive or respiratory stress. High cholesterol is one example of stress when the body is under fungal attack, or there is emotional stressors, toxins such as heavy metals, and nutritional stressors. These stressors cause the body to react with inflammation and cholesterol release. If it is ignored, then worse problems occur, like heart attack or stroke. Allergies are stress reactions too. They are the result of the body being faced with pollen, pet dander or other substances that are reacting in the airways, digestive system or skin.

So, hopefully you now have an understanding of stressor and stress. Stress is the body pushing back or trying to maintain balance when faced with a stressor.

What I do, at Vancouver Allergy is provide a way to reveal a person’s stressors. You may be unaware that birch pollen, ragweed pollen or air pollution are causing your body to react with hayfever or cholesterol production. I then use electro-acupuncture, nutrition and herbal remedies to help the body cope with the stress and maintain balance. If you provide the body with the tools it needs to maintain balance, then it won’t have to react in other ways. Using hayfever as an example, if you use electro-acupuncture, antioxidants and perhaps another appropriate nutritional supplement, the body will rebalance and the excessive mucous, itchy eyes and itchy throat and other stress responses will subside.

Try it out next time you are wondering how what is causing stress in your body and mind!

In Health,





7 Things You Should Have To Out Run the Grim Reaper!

Longevity is life long health, and wellness. It is what we all strive for. I don’t know about you but since I turned 40 and I realize that half my life is most likely gone, and more that half of my healthy-life is most likely gone, it is time to get serious about refueling and super charging this bod for the next few decades when my physical and mental health will be challenged the most.

People spend on average of the last 10 years of their life fighting debilitating disease. If you don’t build and overabundance of resources and stockpiles of health in your body now, you won’t have the juice to fight off illness…and Damn! Don’t you want to be a sexy granny or gramps?  Don’t you want to be attractive to that stubborn old goat that you are spending the rest of your life with? Healthy people take their wellness with the hours of a part time job and the hopes of a great investment. They put the hours and money in now, and hope to reap the harvest in the future when they are skateboarding down the halls of the old folks home.

Our food supply, environment, water and air are stressing our bodies and minds and all that pollution out there causes us to REQUIRE more nutrition than ever before. So, would you like fries with that? How about a double-double to blow your blood sugar of the charts. Just because it fits in your mouth, doesn’t make it food…

But fear not…I have found some great supplements for you to try. For about the same price as fries and a double-double, you could have health-health…so nice, I typed it twice!!

1. Ageless Essentials with Product B: From Isagenix. $140 for 30 day supply. This box of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega-3 and PRODUCT B is a no brainer for everyone and a effective way to buy health insurance. Product B is formulated by the only scientist on the planet who researches telomeres, which for all of you nerds out there, telomeres are segments of DNA that determine your biological age. When the telomeres shorten too much, well, you die…so why wouldn’t you want to take a supplement that prevents that from happening?  $140 per month is less than $5 per day,  is less than what you and a zillion other people spent on coffee and a muffin!

2. Cats Claw Combination: from Natures Sunshine $30 per month: This supplement is amazing at cleaning your lymphatics…what is that you ask? Your lymph is the garbage dump of the blood, and it also carries fat…so guess what gets plugged when you eat too much of the wrong kind of fat..like the kind in those fries…your lymph…guess what is trying to dispose of cancer cells and other crap that is in your body…your lymph…so now that you understand how absolutely fundamental it is to have clean lymph, you should probably try to do something for yourself.

3. IsaLean Shakes from Isagenix: $30 per month: These great tasting shakes have a whole bunch of health benefits. One significant one is maintenance and growth of lean muscle as we age. I like that idea! I want to maintain healthy muscle…like my heart…for as long as I can.

4. Rejuvity Skin Care: From Isagenix: These products are scientifically formulated to give you great skin, from the outside. I love manatees as much as the next person, but I don’t want to look like one. Rejuvity is super charged with nutrition for your skin. It is the  complete system of skin care. I know I have wrinkles already, but why should I have a raison for a face before I absolutely have to?

5. Vitamin D3 from Natures Sunshine…$20 per month: most of us, especially here in the tropical PNW are deficient…downright depleted. And yet, vitamin D is necessary to many of our chemical reactions in our body. So get some.

6. Brain Boost From Isagenix: This supercharged bottle of goodness provides your brain with the necessary plant based nutrients it needs to stop decomposing in your skull. Did you know that after the age of 25, people’s brains shrink and start breaking down? Starting with the parts of the brain responsible for memory, movement and coordination? Oh great! Now, we all have things in our past that we would rather not remember, but the names of your loved ones aren’t (hopefully) in that category.

7. Cure-Q-min from Natures Sunshine. An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and all around great food-based supplement that does lots of good for you, quenches inflammation and fights illness.

Stay healthy…keep what you’ve got, or at least fight for what you have in the time you have left! These products, added to a healthy diet of abundant raw fruits and veggies, lean meats and other nutritious foods and pure, clean water, are your best partners for moving forward in health! Of course you also need to reduce stress, spend more time with your cat and have ample tropical vacations…stress kills! I would be less stressed and able to bring you more blogs if you thought of me for your supplements and let me help you get what you need! Give me a shout and any or all of these lovely products could be yours!


Nature’s Sunshine Nutrition Products

730 Million Reasons to use

Nature’s Sunshine Products!

1.       Quality: Over 600 tests.Nature’s Sunshine has built its reputation on purity, quality and efficacy. NSP tests for foreign materials and for micro-contamination, such as salmonella and E.coli, yeast and mold as well as heavy metal contamination, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and PCB’s.


2.       Safety: Organic growers strive to offer crops free of chemical additives. NSP even tests organic materials, extensively. An organic label is not a guarantee of safety, but and NSP label is. Nature’s Sunshine has earned an enviable reputation worldwide because it simply won’t compromise on quality

3.       Compensation: The highest in the industry. Nutritional Supplements are a $60 billion(US), rising $8 billion per year!  (Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations). You earn 30% retail profit, plus up to 21% rebate just for helping people that you know get healthier, live longer, and live happier.

4.       Product User or Business Development?: You choose. You can be a happy product consumer, or develop a successful business, with training and educational opportunities.


5.       730 Million Prospective Customers : are waiting for you! NSP is established in over 70 countries, with 37 years of successful sales growth.  NSP is a global giant. This is a multi-million dollar worldwide company.


6.       I Want You To Join My Team: I am committed to helping you grow your (and my) Nature’s Sunshine business. I provide training, customer handouts, and quick start programs for common health complaints such as arthritis, stress, migraine headaches, menopause, acne and eczema.


7.       Your Friends Will Wonder:  You will look healthier, your skin and eyes will be shining. You will look so healthy that your friends will wonder what you have done? They will want to look like you! They will be asking what your secret is…just don’t keep it a secret. Share NSP with everyone you know and before you know it, even your bank account will be healthier!

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Kate Shivers, BSc, BEd, RBIE

Vancouver Allergy