MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. … The disease may be mild, moderate, or severe. Most patients have the relapsing-remitting form of MS in which flare-ups (also called relapses or exacerbations) of symptoms are followed by periods of remission.

(Excerpt taken from the support website ms.org.au)
“A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be extremely difficult to come to grips with. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions to ask and key decisions to make.

There are many misunderstandings about multiple sclerosis in the general community and online. With the current treatments available, multiple sclerosis does not necessarily lead to significant disability. Knowledge is power, and we’re here to help inform you and direct you to sources of support.Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.”

To find reliable information about Multiple Sclerosis please check this link.

https://www.ms.org.au/?gclid=CjwKCAiAxuTQBRBmEiwAAkFF1iI0Xbt0viyx6R-r2cKaD6M-ZC4MCJkk_tQJZ2Hws4ztFnOzJyRMIxoCrKUQAvD_BwE

“I have dealt with Multiple Sclerosis clients in my healing practice and find that one of the greatest improvements is made when the sufferer is given a lifestyle plan that includes them recognising the areas where they can make shift and change gracefully.  Sometimes an MS sufferer will find they cannot meditate or reach that theta brainwave to receive healing easily, so you have to encourage them via guided meditations and persist with repetition in some clients where they find it hard to allow themselves to relax enough to accept healing.  It is an enormous situation to find yourself in.  There are carers and family members who become deeply involved as your degenerative process progresses.

I found a beautiful link to the story of Annette Funicello from the Mickey Mouse Club and beyond into the sixties movies and a career in television.  Annette passed away a few years ago but her husband continued to care for her for all the many years and the beauty of their relationship.  There is love and it is beautiful to witness.”

https://youtu.be/XGV7fyW82lM

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING

Each newsletter contains information about what is happening in the general world of spirit and healing, contemplation, plus information about local events and facts in my world.

INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING

Recently my son took an international scouting trip to Norway.  I am so very proud of him.  He worked to assist the payment of the trip and really put in a whole heap of effort.

Something amazing happened while he was there.  He grew enormously of course but he also took some amazing drone footage and photographs.  He decided to make a video of the trip and put it on the facebook page for scouts.  This came to the notice of International Scouting Australia and they were so impressed with it they commissioned it with a couple of modifications as their now official international scouting website video.  It is now being used for promoting scouting worldwide.     Please check out the link below.  The video will open up immediately for you from the front page.  It is awesome.  The tummy does churn though at some of the amazing drone footage of Pulpit Rock in Norway with a heap of scouts sitting on the top!  Including my son taking the drone footage from 680 metres above sea level.

Yes I did have a heart flutter when I saw it all back after the fact and realised where they’d been.  He just laughed and looked glorious!
http://international.scouts.com.au/

This has now led to Isaac being selected as part of the organisation committee for Jamboree 2019 in Adelaide.  It is marvellous to see your child blossom at their own initiative and passion when it is followed.
Life has had its ups and downs but no matter what it does go on.

I hope you enjoy the video and also as a result of this he has registered his own business.  He is officially http://www.playboltmedia.com.  He designed his own logo, registered it and got an ABN and is now obtaining casual commissions for videography and logo design.
So if you would like to take advantage of someone you know and can trust to produce quality videos and logos for you, your business or social interests, please do not hesitate to contact Isaac via his website.  He is currently building this and taking work.

Much love and light to all and I hope this inspires us all to follow our dreams because dreams and passion take us just that bit further than we often dare to go.  Never say never to taking that positive chance because what good does it to say no?

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

DO SOME GOOD-WORKS!

“Good-work or philanthropic give aways.  They should be part of all our lives.  I know I do good works every day in some form or another.  If I can’t do it financially I will do it with my healing intentions and blessings.

We all have gifts and talents we can use to do good in the world with our passions, dedications, stubborness and stickability.  We are machines of good-intentions waiting to be oiled half the time.

I have found some beautiful youtube clips of good works.  These two stories are so inspiring. They are featured stories from the Ellen show where she gave cheques from the sponsors to assist in good works projects these two individuals started from their own hearts.  She is following on with the funds to help them achieve a greater good result for many.

The first is of a  US uni student who has made programs to help people with gender issues in school.  This man is so gentle and beaautiful and what a result!  He makes you cry with his beautiful personality.  Enjoy him dancing in the beginning. Enjoyment and laughter are GOLD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-9pxop-jA

The second is a young man who is a teacher in Baltimore USA.  What this guy has done consistently for so many years for underprivileged school children is awe-inspiring!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiGjxl3XKJQ

So let us all get thinking about what we can do in our community.

Blessings till next week.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

FRIENDSHIP BEYOND THE NORMAL

“Last month it was my birthday and I received over 90 personalised birthday greetings on my facebook page.  That was amazing!  I realised how many people’s lives I must have touched in some way, some small and some huge.

I have seen the most amazing example of frienship beyond the normal in a link I am going to show you.  It is about a man with Muscular Dystrophy who is wheeled in his wheelchair 500 miles along the Camino in Spain.  This trek is arduous on your own two feet, let alone pushing your friend in a wheelchair.  I have included the link as today’s newsletter because it is so inspiring a thing to witness and experience.  There is a trailer of a film they made about it and text for you.  It is called “I’ll Push You”

https://www.illpushyou.com/

Remember real friendship isn’t acquaintanceship.  Real friends are there for you whenever they can be and .iinter-communication and of course love and mutual respect are the artforms of friendship. 

Blessings till next week.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

FAMILY-THE JOY OF CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAYS


Hi there.  Today I am so excited.  My number three child Kim is turning 25 today and even better is my husband, son Isaac and I  have travelled to Tasmania to be with him and his partner Kelly.  It is such a wonderful thing!  Why?  Because I live interstate and I really feel I have missed so much one on one time with this darling soul.  

Guess what else is exciting!  My eldest grandson Lachlan has just turned 10 a few days ago in Tasmania, and we are here also celebrating with him.  Same situation.  We live interstate from three of my four children, my seven grandchildren and Kim (husband’s) three grandchildren and two children who also live interstate and overseas!. 

I revel in the cards, presents, visits, party photos. I especially am excited to be present for this grandchild’s and son’s birthday this year. 

My mum passed away in July in Tasmania, and we were supposed to be visiting a few weeks after she died.  We missed out and it was and is so sad to be so close and yet so far.  She had the same situation also as she migrated from Holland in 1950, leaving behind a huge extended family.  Both my mum and dad were Dutch migrants coming to Australia after World War 2, and they loved Australia and Australian life.

Families get separated by distance, but not in their hearts in this case.  It is my number one joy to visit and share communication and connection with my children and grandchildren. 

I was lucky to see my eldest son for his birthday this year and arranged a surprise week away to regroup and hug each other, the month after my mum died as he lives in Queensland.  Wow, yes we travel a fair bit!!!!!

Family and being a mother is my nurturing gift.  I love them all so much and it is something I am so grateful to have as my gift from God. 

Blessings and I hope you all have much love and light in your life.

hugs!

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

YOUR RIGHT TO ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

“I am writing today in exasperation that the Federal Government of Australia is cutting out all private health insurance rebates for alternative health practitioners from 2019.
Here is an explanatory letter I found which details it all and contains a link for you to sign a petition if you choose to vote against this.”
 

Media Response: Private Health Insurance Overhaul

13th October 2017

“The removal of 17 different disciplines of natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance Rebate scheme has been a longstanding discussion; and today it appears that the Turnbull Government’s plan to reduce pressure on the Medicare system, has removed these preventative health therapies from the scheme from 2019.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday reported:

“From 2019, private health insurance will no longer cover natural therapies, including aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi and yoga.”

 

The allegations made against natural therapies, is that they do not meet the benchmark requirements for interventions funded under the PBSand MBS: the conclusion is that the efficacy of these therapies was not sufficiently demonstrated to warrant taxpayer funding.

 

However, the preventative nature of natural therapies has been completely overlooked in this movement, as has the overall impact the current 26% rebate has on the Medicare system. We, as practitioners and researchers, know the positive influence natural therapies have on the population who partake in this style of intervention. They not only preserve the health of the individual, but in doing so, reduces the economic burden of healthcare in the long run.

 

Claims submitted for complementary medicine interventions currently account for less than one percent of all benefits paid by health funds in Australia. Consequently, we can conclude that this contribution is mirrored in the effect on the Medicare scheme.

 

Conversely, the positive effects of natural medicine, have a much more significant contribution to the economy. Through delving deeper into underlying causes of health problems and diseases, we improve the long-term health of individuals. For the economy, this means that those individuals are less likely to submit claims on their insurance, take less time off work, and have an elevated quality of life, making them our most productive members of society.

 

Effective, non-invasive treatments, particularly when adopted earlier in life, have the potential to drastically reduce the pressure on the healthcare sector in both the short and long term.

 

Dr Rachel David, the CEO of Private Healthcare Australia, representing 20 health insurers across Australia, echoed this sentiment in a statement in CHOICE. She stated this reduction in the rebates paid on extras policies not only makes policies immediately more expensive, but results “in less preventative treatment being undertaken and more strain placed on the hospital system.”

 

Unsurprisingly, 2017 has seen a consistent downward spiral in the number of young people purchasing private health cover. Leaving only those demographics with a higher propensity to submit claims in the market, premium prices have hit an all time high, further emaciating the under 30’s market from the sector.

 

Three major contradictions are prevalent within this proposed change.

1. The desire is for more under 30’s to join a Health Fund, yet Natural Therapies which align with shifting cultural norms and values, are being withdrawn.

2. Despite a renewed focus on mental health support for Australians, this change directly affects a sector whose primary focus is on mental health assistance.

3. Insurance companies themselves are promoting preventative health measures to their clients as an opportunity reduce their premiums. They know fully the long-term economic benefits of undertaking these practices.

 

Should these changes come into effect, there will only be a short term saving made on the Government’s part. Long term, the removal of natural and preventative therapies has the potential to have devastating effect on the healthcare sector and hospital system, due to more people being admitted to hospital with chronic diseases that could have been prevented. Thus making private health insurance continue to become less affordable, especially for young adults.

 

This is a backward and unstainable step against modern healthcare best practices. Medical research points towards preventative action with natural and complimentary medicine playing its part, is the best way to prevent diseases and, more importantly, the most effective way to reduce the economic burden of the health system. A policy like this will make the Medicare and private health insurance system totally unstainable, as our population will not have the resources to partake; or be incentivised to participate in preventive health treatments that natural and complimentary health practices provide and specialise in.

 

CALL TO ACTION:

1. There is currently an industry petition to challenge these changes (https://www.yourhealthyourchoice.com.au/). This site also has templated letters and emails to share with your local MP and patients. (on the contact us page).

Please review and consider signing the petition on the website.

2. Consider sending the petition link to all your patients, for them to sign ( people power can prevail).

3. Contact your local Member of Parliament to voice your concern.

4. Mobilise your patients to contact their local Member…….. again, people numbers matter to politians.

 

We trust this is helpful,

 

Henry Osiecki and Dr Michael Osiecki”

 

love and light

Katherine Bright
 

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

BEING AUTHENTIC

What does it mean to be authentic?  It means being real, truthful, honest and yourself.

If you are authentic, then you are acting in a way which is natural to your true nature and to your reality and truth.

You are an authentic human being. You exist with belief systems and preferences.  Not everyone likes or agrees with everything or everyone else.  To be honest you have to be true to yourself and not try to be someone else to please another’s expectations.

Politicians are a classic example of where we don’t always see an authentic person.  Sadly, too often there is a demonstrated violation of our trust as a community when promises are broken.  Politics is by its nature a forum of potential manipulation.

What is your authentic relationship to yourself?  It is when you are in the core of your being in a stable, solid and satisfied way.

To be authentic you have to really know what you think, be prepared to speak your truth and not need to be anything other than yourself in order to walk a path of balance.  You are human therefore you can be anxious to be accepted by a peer group, try to fit in and sometimes lose your personal authenticity to the belief systems of a coercive group consciousness.

Trust your gut.  It is an old saying, but your gut never lies. If your gut is out of balance then you will often find something in your life is also stressing you out.

Dopamine is a chemical of mental/emotional wellbeing which is also produced in the gut just like in your brain.  Did you know that?

Yes so if you are not authentic your gut picks up the emotional fragility of you being out of balance and dopamine production become an issue.  I know if I feel out of sorts then I get tummy aches.  It is a part of that process.  Inflammation and eating things we are intolerant to can really affect our emotional moods and wellbeing for this reason and then we find life more stressful.

If you are not being authentic to yourself you could also crave food as a way of comforting yourself.  Yes,  probably the sugary, carbohydrate variety of comfort food as well.  So following your truth and true nature is really a very definate health issue on so many fronts.

Be yourself.  It pays off all over the place.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

RAINBOWS OF ABUNDANT THOUGHT

 

 

You deserve all the rainbows the universe can create. 

Now that is an abundant thought. Receiving abundant thoughts is really important.  It means you have a direct line to God.  How and why?   Because if anything defines the word abundance it is the Universe and who could have conceived of something so abundantly vast with all its miraculous connections if it wasn’t a Creator, God, Source.

I don’t think the human mind has yet conceived of the vastness of the word Empowerment let alone the word Connection.  Scientists marvel at the vastness of the universe(s) and all the potentials of space and time.

We exist as a tiny, weeny particle of an enormously vast concept which can only be described in a form of rainbows of light.  We just are amazing even in the construction of ourselves.   So let us celebrate the abundance of our thoughts.

Thoughts are concepts in a form which have a frequency which resonates according to the density of the thoughts.  So if you want to have all good thoughts, conceive of higher vibrations and the thoughts manifest.  Joy and love are in fact higher vibrations as are laughter and peace.  Finer and lighter colours correspond with the finer frequencies and deeper hues with the denser ones.

It is all an amazing kaleidoscope of frequencies of emotion which create our abundances and our stalled and horrid places of depression and violence in this world.  Our language describes the blackness of depression and the olive green of jealousy.  Green eyed monsters and joyful sunlit landscapes.  All things exist.  We can feel blue or we can feel grey.  We can feel rainbows of possibility.

Be your abundant self and surround yourself with rainbows.  So many gay people about.  I think that is all part of the choice of rainbows.  Be enlightened, empowered and connected to the possibilities of Abundant Thought and bring on your own and your interconnected spaces with abundance.  You all deserve it.  Creator is just waiting to give to you all the things your heart can desire in good and positive ways.  Gratitude creates abundance as does gifting or tithing.  Be love to get love.

Namaste

Please click this link for abundance assistance.
http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/abundance-hypnosis/

love and light
Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

MTHFR GENE AND MENTAL HEALTH

 

I have the MRHFR gene 677t homogynous.  This means a type of MTHFR which I inherited from both my parents.

I found a great article on mental health/brain issues with MTHFR on histamines and mental health, written by Carolyn Ledowsky which I thought to share today.  Enjoy!
 

Histamine and Mental Health

How Histamine Imbalance Could be Ruining Your Mood

One of the many functions of histamine in the body is to act  as a neurotransmitter, where it helps regulate important brain functions such as alertness, attention, learning, memory, stress response, sleep-wake cycles, and sexual function. When the body’s histamine levels go out of control, many behavioral and psychological symptoms manifest.

While there is no solid evidence to prove the connection between histamine and mental disorders, symptoms like hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic, anxiety, and depression are often observed among those who suffer from histamine imbalance.

This is a bit intriguing since histamine does not cross the blood-brain barrier – meaning, no matter how much histamine is in your blood, none of the excess should enter your brain.

The question remains: What causes these behavioral and psychological symptoms?

Histamine in the Brain

If histamine does not cross the blood-brain barrier, then the explanation as to how it causes behavioral and psychological symptoms is pretty simple: the brain produces its own histamine.

According to studies, histamine is produced in a particular area of the brain called the hypothalamus and gets stored in the so-called histaminergic neurons where it is released upon stimulation.

The brain has receptors for histamine, and mental disorders result when there is abnormality of these receptors. In general histamine has four kinds of receptors, designated as H1R, H2R, H3R, and H4R. Only the first three are present in the brain.

  • H1R excites the neurons in the brain and is responsible for the sleep-wake cycle. The activation of these receptors by histamine explains why insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of histamine intolerance and how anti-histamines that act on them produce sedative effect. These receptors are also known to trigger the body’s danger response, resulting in the release of the chemical norepinephrine. Norepinephrine plays a role in anxiety and depression.
  • H2R, like H1R, is also excitatory but its role is mainly on perception, memory, learning, reward, pleasure, and pain. This explains why anti-histamines that act on H2 receptors affect our perception of pain. Addiction and compulsive disorders have also something to do with these receptors, as addictive substances like alcohol and illicit drugs have been found to interfere with histamine activity in H2R. Meanwhile, compulsive behaviors such as anorexia and bulimia are related to the histamine’s effect on the reward systems of the brain.
  • H3R, on the other hand, inhibits neurons from releasing histamine. These receptors are also responsible for regulating the release of other neurotransmitters from the brain. Experts see drugs that target H3 receptors as a promising solution to address the effects of histamine in the brain.

Histamine and Epinephrine

An alternative explanation for the majority of behavioral and psychological symptoms of histamine intolerance, especially anxiety, is that they are generated in the body and not in the brain. This is through the ability of histamine to trigger the release of epinephrine, the major player in the body’s fight-or-flight response.

Epinephrine, like histamine, cannot cross the blood-brain barrier but it can trigger a wide array of panic symptoms like fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, nausea, and anxiety.

Histamine and Estrogen

Another interesting explanation is that histamine causes estrogen levels to rise, and this hormone can actually cross the blood-brain barrier.

As you can see in women, estrogen has powerful effects on mood, both positive and negative. You’ve also learned from one of our previous articles that histamine and estrogen is synergistic, meaning they create a vicious cycle wherein one induces the release of the other and vice versa. In this case, once estrogen crosses the blood-brain barrier and reaches the brain, it stimulates the production of histamine. Histamine in the brain, in turn, acts on its receptors to produce the behavioral and psychological symptoms seen in the imbalance.

So in summary, histamine is an interesting molecule with far reaching effects. If you are interested in learning more, why not join our webinar on the effects of histamine in the body.

Histamine and Mental Health

References:

Ede, G. (n.d.). Histamine Intolerance: Understanding the Science. Retrieved August 8, 2016, from http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/histamine-intolerance-science/

Haas, H. L. (n.d.). The histaminergic system in the brain: neurophysiology (Rep.). Retrieved August 29, 2016 from http://www.ehrs.org.uk/haas.pdf

Haas, H. L., Sergeeva, O. A., & Selbach, O. (2008). Histamine in the Nervous System. Physiological Reviews, 88(3), 1183-1241.http://physrev.physiology.org/content/88/3/1183

Histamine (Rep.). (2013). Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.biolab.co.uk/docs/histamine.pdf

Vickery, A. (2014). Histamine And The Nervous System. Retrieved August 29, 2016, from http://alisonvickery.com.au/histamine-nervous-system/

Walsh, W. J. (n.d.) Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition. Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.walshinstitute.org/biochemical-individuality–nutrition.html

Larson, J. M. (n.d.). The Ups and Downs of Abnormal Brain Histamine. Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.joanmathewslarson.com/HRC_2006/Depression_06/D_roller_coaster.htm

love and light
Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

INFLUENCE THE WORLD WITH BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS

John Lennon influenced the world with his beautiful thoughts.  Here are some of those.

“Imagine all the people living life in peace”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWrxMAj2n1Q

How can you influence the world with your beautiful thoughts?

We are all capable of influencing everything for our environment with the frequency of our thoughts.  Because we exist as a breathing, thinking organism we are capable of interacting atomically with all organisms in our touch osmotically.

So you can just exist and be positive and influence your environment.  

Action can be a way of influencing your environment and community.

Your lifestyle choices can influence your environment.  

Your political choices can influence your environment.

What you say yes or no to can influence many people in consequences.  What I would say is just choose positivity and then you will be the recipient of the mirror of your thoughts.

When you help another to think positive and beautiful thoughts you create a lotus blossom of light which manifests amazing miracles of consciousness.

Please be your full potential and allow the universe to create beautiful thoughts for our future.

love and light
Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com