Sunday, 6 October 2013

A Very Personal Choice

School is in and fall weather is creeping in on us and with that comes our annual flu season.  It’s a touchy subject these days with all of the fear mongering that goes along with the vaccination protocols.  If you do some research in to the science of the flu vaccine you will soon come to realize that most of the research is funded by the vaccine companies themselves.  They have a vested interest in proving that their product works, so how much data do they get rid of to make the statistics look how they want them?  The advertising is incredible with its fear tactics as well “Don’t miss work this flu season.  Get a flu shot.”  Is the flu shot a guarantee that you will not get the flu?  Flu vaccines are developed using last year’s strains of the flu, so that isn’t taking into consideration any new strains that developed.

The opposition to the flu vaccine is equally as fear based with titles like “Mercury in flu vaccines linked to Autism”.   The entire vaccination program uses a number of different heavy metals as carrier for the vaccines, not just the flu vaccine.  There are several side effects publicized, but does anyone take the time to research the ingredients, side effects, how long the vaccination has been on the market, if there have been independent, randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled studies conducted?  Or do we all go with the 100th monkey effect, where one person has an idea, it is accepted by many and all of a sudden the masses follow suit and everyone MUST have the flu vaccine?

I encourage each and every person to conduct their own research and make an educated decision for themselves and their family as to what the right decision is for them…. To vaccinate or not vaccinate?  I believe what it all boils down to is fear, and how to live with the least amount of fear and be confident in what decisions you make.  If you decide to get the flu vaccine and are terrified that you are already genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s and allowing more heavy metals into your system will manifest the disease faster or tip the scale so you certainly get the disease… perhaps the vaccine is not for you!  On the other hand if that decision is going to confine you to your home, eliminate your social abilities or prevent you from going to work, watching you kids or grandkids at the rink or going to the grocery store during flu season….perhaps you might have a better life experience by getting the vaccine!

We need to be our own health advocates and stop allowing others to dictate how we live our lives.  We are all unique, with different fears and as such we will all have different ways of keeping ourselves and others healthy.  Some of us may choose to exercise our immune systems more than others, just like some choose to exercise their cardiovascular systems more than others.  If you get the vaccine, you should be protected from those that don’t (assuming the vaccines work).  If you don’t get the vaccine, trust that those that do are doing what’s right for them.  Who are we to judge what the right thing is for someone else?  Get in touch with that inner voice or gut instinct; it will not lead you down the wrong path.  Following someone else’s will.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

From the Founder of BodyTalk: Impossible Possibilities

From the Founder of BodyTalk: Impossible Possibilities: After many years of problems with my left ovary my body finally did the right thing and killed it! Put it out of its misery! It had many c...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Are You Alive?

It would appear if you are breathing, you are alive…. But how much are you living?  Our daily stresses keep building up, our health is compromised – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually we are stifled.  Where is the release/relief button?  Believe it or not, it begins with our breath.

Breathing creates movement as we inhale and exhale, our whole body moves in synchronicity with that movement.  This helps with the circulation of all fluids including blood, lymph and cerebrospinal fluid all of which help nourish and cleanse the vital body.  Fluids flowing against gravity are assisted with movement.  This movement also allows the connective tissue throughout the body to release stored emotions and rigid beliefs, keeping the body supple and flexible.  Imagine a workout and a massage for our organs, just utilizing the breathing cycle!

In the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, breathing affects Qi (energy) flow.  The energy that builds in the lungs, collected from the air and the food energy sent up to the lungs from the digestive system, which is circulated to all of the meridians via the lung meridian.  The more powerful the breathing cycle, the more powerful the flow of energy is throughout the body.

As each breath is taken, the brain scans all the different frequencies of the body.  Our denser frequencies are all the things we can touch, bones, blood, muscles etc.  Our higher frequencies are the Chakras, meridians, emotions, thoughts etc.  On an inhalation the scan is from lowest to highest frequencies and is reversed on the exhalation.  During this scan information is gathered and the central nervous system then deploys the resources needed to maintain a healthy balance in the body, based on the perceived needs from the scan.  So if the breath is restricted, information will not be properly gathered and the nervous system does not have all the information to make accurate decisions on where the resources are most needed and areas of the body without a proper scan get left out of the balanced equation of health.  If these un-scanned items are chronically missed, symptoms begin to appear in the body.  This is the body’s cry for attention, if the cry in unattended to it becomes a scream in a place that perhaps it can get your attention.  Would you ever deny a neglected child the attention or survival resources it needs?  No…Then why would we neglect our body’s cry for attention that could prevent further destruction and disease?  Beginning with our breath and allowing our body’s need to be heard, it doesn’t get any easier than that!

Typically, an inability to breathe in results in emotional and mental disturbances and an inability to exhale results in chronic pain such as arthritis. Simply fully inhaling, getting in touch with life and all it has to offer, fully exhaling and letting go of all the burdens we cling to, is a powerful way to become responsible for your own health and listen to what your body has to say.  

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

From the Founder of BodyTalk: Sneak Peak: The Science and Philosophy of BodyTalk...

From the Founder of BodyTalk: Sneak Peak: The Science and Philosophy of BodyTalk...: My journey in personal growth and what I would call personal awareness started at quite a young age when my father graciously spent se...

Join the founder of The BodyTalk System for a public presentation and book launch!

John Veltheim - Online Public Talk
The BodyTalk Experience 
Live Stream - Free

The IBA is excited to be piloting the first ever Online Public Talk event "The BodyTalk Experience" with John Veltheim. The course will be broadcast live online for your participation and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

When is this happening?

2nd May 7pm Toronto EST.  To check the time in your local area click here.

How do I attend?

Go to the link on our Facebook page.
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Why Are People Sick?

Body Talk

One of the fastest growing health care system in the world!

BodyTalk does not diagnose or treat symptoms; it treats the root cause of pain & illness

Why are people sick?
v  The body doesn’t have enough blood to nourish every tissue in the body with every heartbeat; it can only send blood to 25% of the body at one time
v  Therefore, the nervous system sets priorities based on perceived needs
v  Stress distorts the nervous systems’ ability to do this
v  Stress = injury, severe illness, emotional trauma, financial stress, overwork, poor nutrition, etc.
v  The body recognizes stress and treats it as an emergency
v  The nervous system responds to any emergency by activating the fight/flight mode
v  In fight/flight the heart rate and blood pressure increase (sends blood to places like the muscular system so the body can run if being chased), digestion shuts down, immune function is limited, muscles tighten, endocrine function is distorted
v  This is a healthy response, at first… The animal running from the lion is quite thankful for this response
v  Being chased by a hungry lion is much more stressful than what we face day to day so why do animals not suffer from ongoing depression, high blood pressure, chronic pain???
v  After being chased, animals “shrug it off and shake it out” and then start eating again
v  Humans continue to relive the stress everyday and ask “Why me?”
o   How did I get cancer?
o   Why is my boss so mean?
o   Why did I get into that accident?
o   Why is my wife cheating on me?
v  Or they relive it with in the mode of “There should be a law against_____!”
v  If we do not truly “shake it off”, our stress is never relaxed and the body stops healing itself leading to digestive disease, immune disease, high blood pressure, muscular tension, cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, menstrual problems, degenerative disorders etc, etc.

How does BodyTalk work?
v  BodyTalk helps to bring the nervous system out of emergency mode
v  The natural healing process can then resume
v  BodyTalk uses light hand contact and very gentle tapping
v  Tapping on the head activates the surface electrical field of the body, to help the bodymind start work better as a unified team which in turn enhances the nervous system to do it’s job of communicating within the body
v  This can make the difference between dial-up Internet and high speed Internet for your body!
v  Surface electrical activity has been shown to have an effect on the internal physiology
v  BodyTalk is the first modality to use this research in a scientific way
v  In clinical application, BodyTalk has many techniques to restore a healthy nervous system balance
v  Tapping helps to get the nervous system talking to areas that were shut down
v  BodyTalk uses specific techniques to determine what parts of the body need what resources
v  When the body talks to itself, it can heal itself

After a BodyTalk session, clients continue to feel positive changes long after, while their bodies continue to heal themselves…

For more information on BodyTalk, visit  or contact

Sherry Gilbert at 306-295-3371 or