Archive for July, 2012

Body Talk Access – Healing & Balancing with Energy

July 12, 2012
I’m so excited about last night’s Wellness of Chatham meeting information. Toni Stevens spoke with us about her background in energy healing and the incredible program she teaches called Body Talk Access.
I know those who attended are also excited about taking one of Toni’s classes, and we are currently working on getting Toni to come to do one here in Pittsboro, so stay tuned!
I also want to give special thanks to Mariah Wheeler at The Joyful Jewel for allowing us to meet in her beautiful space! It always inspires me and gets my creative juices flowing every time I step foot in the store!
So, a brief overview of some of the things we learned from Toni about Body Talk Access:
* Body Talk Access was developed by Dr John Veltheim, a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher and teacher. He created this program as a way to put health care back into the hands of the individual and family.
* A terrific overview of what Body Talk Access is can be found at
* There is a sequence of 5 balances in Body Talk Access that help to put the body in the most optimal balance available to it. They are:
Cortices – designed to improve the balance and communication between the two halves of the brain.
Switching – helps to restore normal brain function and reduce stress.
Hydration – assists in correcting the body’s ability to fully use the water available to it and move it into the cells.
Body Chemistry – helps to stimulate the immune system and direct it to address any chronic and/or acute conditions within the body.
Reciprocals – this involves reestablishing the integrity of the structures of the body and can have a significant effect on many forms of injuries, arthritis and circulatory issues, coordination patterns, spinal problems and chronic pain.
* There is also a Fast-Aid technique that is non-invasive, safe and very simple. It helps to resolve simple issues as a stand alone technique and can be used in serious conditions to support the body until health care arrives.

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!

July 1, 2012
Thursday evening’s Wellness of Chatham meeting was incredibly interesting, and I thank our host, The Abundance Foundation for the use of their space. Special thanks to our speaker, Linda Booker for her informative and eye-opening discussion.
I really could not even begin to cover the vast amount of information that Linda shared with us about Hemp, its history and her upcoming documentary, Bringing It Home.
If you want to learn about hemp and the movie, check out Linda’s website for Bringing It Home at
Some other great references are articles that Linda shared with us.
* Why Choose Organic Hempseed Foods Over Soy Foods by John Nutiva, the owner of one of the largest hemp product companies in the world
* Hemp is Hip, Hot and Happening: So Why Are American Farmers Being Left Out? from Utne Magazine
* Yes, You Can Eat Hemp and Get Lots of Protein by High Energy for Life’s editor, Judith Zimmer.