ZYTO and the End of Caffeine
A few weeks ago, at one of our first WAPF chapter meetups, I met a woman named Gwen Jones of Take a New Approach, a local wellness center.
During a break, Gwen told me that TANA offers massage, ionic foot treatments, physical therapy, vitamin therapy, group meditation classes... and ZYTO.
ZYTO? What the heck is ZYTO?
It's a bio-communication tool. Here's how it works:
Ok, I need to try this. I was feeling a little "stalled" on my quest for vibrant health, so, what the heck, I signed up for a session.
Actually, I wheedled my way in for a free one in exchange for writing about the experience.* I'm good at that. Now, if I'd thought in a million years that a ZYTO sitting would have resulted in even considering giving up coffee, do you think I would have done it? NO WAY. Sigh. Thinking ahead... I'm not good at that.
TANA is beautiful: waterfall, soft music, muted colors. Just standing in the doorway is relaxing. Massage rooms all ready to go... those tables looked so comfy, I was tempted to go in and lie down. Just for a few minutes, you know, to relax before my taxing ZYTO sitting. I refrained. Barely.
Instead, I settled in the comfy chair in Gwen's office and placed my hand on the ZYTO cradle while Gwen monitored the computer screen. It was fascinating to see the feedback from my body being fed to the computer. I didn't understand the markings, but Gwen explained all.
And this is the critical component of a good ZYTO reading: the reader. I found Gwen to be particularly insightful. We had chatted a couple of times before that day but did not know each other well. Still, she was able to zero in on several areas that needed attention.
We spent an hour together scanning and exploring. Loved hearing that my lungs are clear. This was a concern because of the still lingering and might I say attractive hospital hack. I didn't think it was my lungs, either -- I think it's digestion -- but I'm relieved to have that confirmed.
In fact, overall, I'm pretty healthy which was lovely to hear, too! The only areas needing attention, other than digestion, are liver and kidney. Liver cleanse, I got: coffee enemas and Hulda Clark's liver cleanse. My liver is so clean, it's going to outlive me.
Kidney cleanse is a brand new ballgame. Hulda Clark's kidney cleanse is so involved, forget that. For a serious kidney cleanse, Dr. Schulze's Kidney Detox looks good. At least all the herb mixing and measuring is done. I'll be getting to that as soon as I'm up for a five day fast. Or when it's the only thing that will save my life.
For now, since I'm not dying (according to Gwen), I bought a bottle of RenaVen for kidney detox. RenaVen is an herbal formula made by Premier Research Labs so no excipients (like magnesium stearate), allergens, glues or binders and, of course, non-GMO. Perfect!
So when did she hold a gun to my head and insist that I give up caffeine? She didn't. In fact, she didn't mention caffeine. Here's what she did say:
We were talking about my voice which is tragically still out of commission. The world needs my voice, right? At one point, Gwen asked: "How are you at expressing yourself?" That kinda pissed me off because I'm so proud of how I express myself. Only, getting pissed off over a simple question is a CLUE that the question was dead on. I hate knowing that.
But I do so I had to consider it. I realized that, sure enough, somewhere along the line -- like maybe right after I moved to a new city to meet new people and try to make new friends? -- having people like me became more important than expressing myself.
Ok, all the new friends are hysterical: "Really? She's not expressing herself NOW? Holy cow, watch out!" But this is personally expressing myself, standing up for myself. I'm big and loud about standing up for my kids and our rights and bad cops and egregious zoning malfeasance. But when it comes to standing up for myself, well, I did stop doing that at some point.
When we don't express ourselves, it's an apology to the world for taking up space. We think we're going to make up for taking up too much space by saying only what we think other people want to hear. Yeah, dumb.
Let's just say that now everyone knows how I feel about every little thing. Y'all can thank Gwen for that!
And, although I guess it could be coincidence, in just the past few weeks, my voice has gotten significantly better. I still don't have that
lilting soprano, but I can sing whole songs without scaring the chickens. That is new.
Um, coffee? You were going to talk about coffee?
Right. So I left ZYTO feeling pretty good about my overall health. But, fantastic as I am, I'm not at vibrant yet. Perhaps this is the opportunity to make some of those harder-to-implement changes. Changes like:
Giving up coffee. Because coffee and crashed adrenals are not a good combo. Besides, I always feel amazing when I get off coffee.
Finding an exercise program I will do. Forget the gym. That ain't gonna happen. Here's my start.
Getting good quality sleep.
Having fun. Yeah, I have fun all the time: fun pointing out the dangerous tyranny overtaking the planet. I need to add some fun-away-from-the-computer-type fun. Fun that makes me laugh!
Managing stress (see the 3-Minute Meditator below)
That's a start, right? Thank you, Gwen. You and ZYTO nudged me back onto a focused path to vibrant health. Which I need in order to keep up with the homesteading chores, the chickens, the husband, the boys and the dogs. And fighting the dangerous tyranny overtaking the planet. I am grateful, Gwen, and looking forward to next year's check-up!
*Blogging for Goods Policy: if I like it, I blog about it. If I don't like it, I don't say anything. That's the deal. Unless I hate it in which case I'll pay for the thing and speak my mind. That's an area of "self-expression" that needs no encouragement.