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

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

DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

I have treated clients with this disorder and it is an amazing experience to perceive facial changes, personality and speech changes, eye colour changes in an individual with this disorder.  I found this webmed article for you on this fascinating disorder.

Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

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Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse).

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from a combination of factors that may include trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism — the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

Is Dissociative Identity Disorder Real?

You may wonder if dissociative identity disorder is real. After all, understanding the development of multiple personalities is difficult, even for highly trained experts. The diagnosis itself remains controversial among mental health professionals, with some experts believing that it is really an “offshoot” phenomenon of another psychiatric problem, such as borderline personality disorder, or the product of profound difficulties in coping abilities or stresses related to how people form trusting emotional relationships with others.

Other types of dissociative disorders defined in the DSM-5, the main psychiatry manual used to classify mental illnesses, include dissociative amnesia (with “dissociative fugue” now being regarded as a subtype of dissociative amnesia rather than its own diagnosis), and depersonalization/derealization disorder.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there’s also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person’s split personality.

The “alters” or different identities have their own age, sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals’ behavior and thoughts, it’s called “switching.” Switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person’s different “alters” or identities may be very responsive to the therapist’s requests.

To proceed further with this article click the link below
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder#2

Use the tools you have and meditate when you are able.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/hypnosis-and-meditation/

Namaste all

love and light
Katherine Bright ND

STRESS AND YOU

Welcome to my newsletter.  Enjoy the read.

Stress and You

So I wrote an amazing newsletter  just now and about ways to cope with stress.  It was really good, describing my inner feelings, with photos, website links and all.    Then I accidentally deleted it and my world went into stress overwhelm which is what the newsletter was all about.  Coping with stress.

My life has been very stressful lately with the passing of my mother, two weeks before we were due to visit her.  A recent overseas trip which was both amazing and created a huge lifestyle shift for me which wasn’t so amazing in some ways and doesn’t need to be explained here.  However, I realise that you just have to find ways to cope with stress because it occurs in life.

This leads me to contemplate.  How do you do that?

Love in the little things.

Recognise that overwhelm isn’t your best friend and allow your mind to look after you by exploring alternative ways to get around stressful situations and your lifestyle expectations.

Let other people go if they do not serve you.

Be yourself and be kind to yourself.

Recognise your immune system is affected by stress as mine has been with bronchial infections lately and know that you can only do so much before you really need to know it is ok to stop and look out for yourself!

You are not everone else’s solution in life.  You are your own creator.  So rely on the Creator both inside and above to assist you in times of need.  Allow people to support you and let Go and let God when you can.

Be able to understand that sometimes computers and devices, social media are friends and sometimes the trees are better friends.

Take time to know why and who you are.  Be at peace.

Use the tools you have and meditate when you are able.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/hypnosis-and-meditation/

Namaste all

love and light
Katherine Bright ND

WHAT DOES BURNOUT LOOK LIKE?

Burnout looks like this.


Lol

Really though, burnout looks like this…..


Burnout is when you just can’t go on.  thinking, being, knowing, continuing, sleeping, being awake, talking, answering questions, pretending.

If you are experiencing burnout, one of the hardest things to do is to step off the treadmill but it is the thing you need to force yourself to do the most.  The consequences of burnout are breakdown.  Emotional/physical/spiritual/energetic breakdown.

Some strategies to counter burnout are:

Remembering it isn’t going to be the end of the world if you change the status quo.

People will respond to you how you expect them to sub-consciously so take some time to meditate and be alone to evaluate what you really want in your environment.

Rest, even if it means laying down for twenty minutes or turning off the devices!

Do not answer the phone, the email or the door for a mandatory half hour period every day.

Be kind to yourself first.

Eat well and drink plenty of water.

Watch a funny movie and don’t pay yourself out for the downtime.  

Read a book, do a self-hypnosis, get a massage.

Remember the key to avoiding burnout is to recognise patterns that need changing and do one thing at a time to change them.  If you try to throw the baby and the bathwater out at the same time you have probably already burned out.

Take magnesium, zinc and B vitamins to help you help your nervous system and body to cope.

STOP for a bit!

I hope this helps you.  You are allowed to be yourself.  That is why you were put on this Earth in the first place.  It is all about self love and acceptance not work, worry and strain incorporating stress.

Please if you haven’t already, get this hypnosis track and relax!!!!!!  Please look after yourself.  You deserve it.  It isn’t only your car that needs servicing.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/relaxation-relief-from-stress-hypnosis/

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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

WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING FROM THE INSIDE

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Photo courtesy of facebook……I laughed a lot.

When the wind is blowing from the inside it is called flatulence!  That is the polite term.
Gas builds up in the intestines and bowel and if your gas can’t go up and out as a burp it will travel past that half way mark and come down as flatulence.
How many times don’t we have issues around “breaking wind, farting, letting one go!”

Seriously so many funny antics and embarrassing moments happen around flatulence, which is a normal part of digestion.   When you have fibres which ferment or sugars hitting an inflamed area of the bowel,  dairy intolerance and many other healthy and unhealthy conditions, the production of extra gas in the digestive system will result.

Gas can come from how your body tackles the last baked bean consumption or tacos,  (those older ones of us might remember the movie “Blazing Saddles” from the 1970s dedicated to the topic in a comedic way.
Gas comes when inflamation is present and the sugars in food make it ferment like ginger beer does when you add sugar to it.  Large bubbles of wind swell and this can be painful, leading to cramps and extreme wind pains.

Farting is healthy actually.  The average healthy human breaks wind from the anus approximately 14 times a day!
Sometimes you can’t help it and it can be a literal pain in the ass of social occasions, especially as women tend to try to hide this need to pass wind and will hold it in till they have stomach pains.  Then they will find a secret place to allow it to pass, hoping not to be heard or smelt.   Oh dear!

Most men make a competition of it in social situations, cracking up laughing when someone does it and seeing if they can beat them.  Just like burping.  Oh dear polite company excluded of course.  I am not sure if I am speaking only of the Australian bbq scene lol but I am sure that is a worldwide trend.

In some countries it is considered polite to burp as a copliment for good food.   Flatulence less so.

In the Oknolwgloonkwa culture of Northeastern Chad, a polite male guest is expected to fart freely at dinner.
If one does not produce several healthy, frangrant farts at the table the host worries that you are not having a good enough time.

So the next time you are worried about having a build of wind, consider migration lol.

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Bring on the sounds of silence.  Beautiful restful nothingness.  Peaceful contemplation devoid of mind chatter.  A mental holiday.   The sound of zen in action.  The nothingness of spiritual existence which is the all and the everything combined with the nuances of silence and matter in chaos.

What a concept is silence!
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We never really hear it unless we are in meditation.  Why?  Because in all places there are frequencies, noises, people, cars, electromagnetic frequency waves, tvs, neighbours, clatter and hum.

To be in silence is to be inside your inner knowing with a sense of completeness.  This involves a journey into the core of the being.  To really journey into yourself without hearing the outside world and its demands and din, you need to be prepared to disassociate completely.

Even as you do this you will find your mind trying to bring to back to “reality” as you see it.  Mastership of zen contemplation takes time and is a gift to your consciousness and your peace of mind.

Practice silence.  Even if there is noise about you can do this.  Practice dissassociation of all your senses.  Imagine yourself somewhere away from the current environment in a peaceful space of clouds and air.  Let your mind wander to explore the new clouds and air and as you breathe make this the only sound you hear.  Let your flow of energy expand around you so you create your own consciousness buffer zone, where the outside world doesn’t exist.

Just breathing and listening to the breathe can eventually take you to a place of dreams and dissassociation from the surroundings.

To hear the sounds of silence you have to go after your own peace of mind.  But not in the actively moving sense.  In the sense that you know you are nothing, silence, peace and prosperity, calm and serenity and as you know it nothing else intrudes nor matters.  This is mastership of a different kind.  It is mastership of the silence within.  Then you are closest to God, source and the inner core where all divinity prospers.  

If you would like to meditate to this silence try these meditation links to help you.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/heart-meditation/

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/deep-healing-and-understanding-yourself-meditation/

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/destress-to-release-pain-meditation/

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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

 

ZINC DEFICIENCY

Zinc deficiency can occur in soil, plants, and animals. In animals, including humans, it is defined either qualitatively as insufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body and thereby causing clinical manifestations, or quantitatively as a serum zinc level below the normal range; however, serum zinc is not a reliable biomarker for zinc status in humans, as a decrease in serum concentration is only detectable after long-term or severe depletion

Typical signs of zinc deficiency in a person are loss of appetite, poor sense of smell and taste, tendency towards depression, white marks on fingernails, pale skin, frequent infections, low fertility, stretch marks, prostate problems, stunted growth, mental problems, poor wound healing, a poor immune system, diarrhea, mental lethargy, poor appetite, rough skin, weight loss, ache and greasy skin.

 Zinc plays an essential role in numerous biochemical pathways. It affects many organ systems, including the skin, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems. A lack of zinc thus has numerous manifestations, the most common of which are an increased rates of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria

To treat zinc deficiency, it is best to advise a person to increase foods that are high in zinc content within their diet. These foods are oysters, ginger root, lamb, pecan nuts, dry split peas, haddock, green peas, shrimps, turnips, Brazil nuts, egg yolks, whole wheat grain, rye, oats, peanuts and almonds. Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed butter are excellent sources of this vital mineral.

If you have a metabolic disorder like Pyroluria for example, you have problems assimilating and converting the zinc from your food as easily, so supplementation with a zinc supplement is suggested as you do not retain sufficient levels for energy and good health.  

NB  if you choose a zinc supplement to replenish you zinc levels, please make sure you take it after meals as you can experience nausea on an empty stomach, which really defeats the purpose of wishing for better health and feeling vibrant!

To find out more about your own zinc status, see your natural health practitioner for a consultation. In my clinic I use a zinc tally test to ascertain your zinc status.  It is a simple taste test and gives instant results.

Till next week, eat, look and feel well.
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com
 

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

MOBILE PHONES AND HEMORRHOIDS

“Well there is another interesting topic.  Did you know that you can get hemorrhoids from mobile phone usage?
Perhaps not many people really think about this but it is a real problem in todays social media world.

People sit on the toilet too long and take their mobile phones in with them and read.  Yes they do!
I have clients who confess and I know people who do it.  People these days just don’t go to the toilet to evacuate their bowels.  People go there for a break, a respite, a quiet minute.

In our hectic lives of emails and social media, people will even be addicted enough to take their mobile devices in with them and sit on the toilet awaiting nature’s processes whilst being completely devoid of time contrainsts.  Their mind is a frenzy of activity and their body just lets go.  Then it finishes letting go and their mind doesn’t even notice.

How many levels of candy crush does it take to get a hemorrhoid?  Why is this linked?

Sitting on the toilet in this position once you have competed your ablutions so to speak, will place pressure on the under-carriage.  The muscles aren’t made for half an hour of download time.  Leave your mp3 downloads to sitting at the desk or chair.  Your sphincter muscle will overstretch from the downward pressure that toilet posture will produce and the next thing you know there is a stretched area and whammo your veins are popping through and you have a hemorrhoid arrive on the next push episode.

Wow Katherine, you are being graphic today.  Well it is because life can be a pain in the arse at the best of times when life’s pressures build up without adding to the physiology of the cause and effect process.

My advice is have a laugh, live your life without your phone for at least this long.  Go the the toilet because you need to and go outside or to your workstation to check your emails the old fashioned way.  

Well actually I expect this is an age old problem of reading on the toilet.  It used to be newspapers or articles in a magazine.  I am sure we have all seen the movies and tv shows depicting this as a funny joke against “dear ol’ dad”. These days however I am hearing many women complaining of it also.  Leave the reading to the length of time it takes you to do your business and remember the outside world will still be there when you get out of the cubicle to embrace and enjoy.

Here is an article about hemorrhoids for the uninitiated”.

https://g.co/kgs/dX43AT

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com
 

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

 

TURNING A BREACH BABY – NATURAL CHILDBIRTH

What a topic!  Phew I remember it well.  Yes my last child was a breach baby.  What this means is that the baby is facing the wrong direction to birth.  The head is not down, the feet are presenting down and the head is at the top under your diaphram.  What does this mean to the mother?  Well depending on the birth weight and health of the baby, breach births are possible, although not always pleasant.  There can be complications.

In my case my child weighed A LOT!.  He was long, wide and large.  The doctors predicted my child could grow to over 11 pounds in weight if I went full term.  So breach was predicted to be life-threatening.  Having had three healthy children normally, I didn’t fancy their next suggestions.  Either we turn the baby now (three weeks before delivery) and then all should be ok, or you are having a casearian delivery because his head is really large and the consequences of a breach birth will mean compression of the umbilical chord and likely brain damage to the baby.

Well faced with the lack of options, I went through the proceedure of turning the baby in utero.  I have provided you with a fantastic link below which shows a lady successfully going through this proceedure quite nicely.

For me the proceedure was slightly more painful because of my baby’s size (to give you an idea, I slept propped up on five pillows from five months pregnant because I couldn’t lie down.   I had double the amniotic fluid and they said I looked like I was having twins!  Oh joy.  They turned him beautifully, but being an individual he decided to turn himself back around in the middle of the next night.  Very much like having eaten a cow sideways and wondering why you are waking up looking wider than you went to bed, then feeling like your innerds have been compressed, elongated and then normalised the wrong way again. 

Consequently my baby was scheduled for cesaerian two weeks early.  Yes he is healthy, he weighted 9 pounds at birth and as he had been growing at a pound a week before this, with a huge head, I believed I had made the right choice for his health in going through the surgery.  Not my idea of fun though.  However that is another whole story I won’t proceed with.  Suffice to say I am more the Earth Goddess birthing mother type and prefer the natural way.  That to me was much easier.

I hope you enjoy this link.  It really is quite lovely to hear the dad encouraging the mum and see her coping really peacefully with the baby turning. Also great to see and experience a compassionate doctor.  The information attached to this link is also really helpful and informative.  This isn’t a squeamish video, but lovely so you can dare yourself to watch it.   http://www.metaspoon.com/breech-baby-press-ecv-ultrasound?cat=parenting&fb=4052M1mwr3565tB&utm_source=4052M1mwr3565tB

Remember that if you are pregnant and planning an natural birth, this is all helpful info and that is of course the most likely scenario for most people.  I had normal labours and births before this one, and the majority do.  Enjoy the miracle! 

If you would like some help in having a natural labour I have a marvellous self-hypnosis tool for you which you can obtain from me via online link provided here.  It is about natural childbirth and teaches you how to experience pain free labour.   All good things in this natural process and stress free contractions.  Sound good?

This peaceful and empowering natural childbirth hypnosis will show you how to work with the sensations of labour, turning on and off the sensations switch and giving you the control you need whilst being completely relaxed in an honouring of your enlightened self and beautiful child.  Use this tape repeatedly during pregnancy to empower your birthing experience.

This tape is an awesome tool to repeat before bed nightly in your preparation time for natural childbirth.  Theta tones underly this hypnosis to enable your subconscious to take on the messages effortlessly.

Enjoy your peaceful childbirth experience.http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/natural-childbirth-hypnosis/
Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

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

RECOGNISE STROKE SYMPTOMS

I found this article on facebook actually and it seemed so concise and straightforward that I decided to publish it here.  It came from wisdomtoinpirethesoul.com.  

“I URGE YOU ALL TO READ & SHARE THIS; YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE BY KNOWING AND PASSING ON THIS SIMPLE INFORMATION.

Stroke has a new indicator! They say if you forward this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.

 During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

IDENTIFYING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR.
Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. Chicken Soup)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist said that if everyone who gets this message shared it with 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.”

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

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

A NARCISSISTIC STATEMENT

Narcissism

A Narcissistic Statement

“Do you recognise a narcissistic statement in this?”   
(narcissistic being a term used to describe
– a form of being self absorbed, or thinking from the self only in perception to the rest of the world around them, affecting them.
– Needs control based upon actual lack of self esteem issues which make it important for them to identify themselves as dominant.)

“I forgive you for the things you have done to me but healing takes time.” 

Actual intention translation by the narcissist is:  
I am a victim,  I blame you,  and I will make you pay until I feel that you have suffered enough, and that will heal me.  

Often this sort of statement will be used when you are in fact laid bare on the floor, feeling trashed because you haven’t made the grade again to someone who insists upon lambasting you with their dissatisfactions, whether real or imagined.  You become a focus for them only so long as you are willing to take the brunt of the guilt and shame dished out.

Be aware of where in life you continue to try to make up for existing if you are faced with a narcissist.  Real forgiveness or acceptance of awareness just cannot work unless they are prepared to take responsibility for their part in your life,  and that isn’t always likely to happen.  

Consciousness is not one sided.  Compassion is multi-faceted.  Have compassion for others but also for yourself and let go to be free to flow into your future without harm, shame or guilt riding alongside with you.

Namaste.

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

 

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