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Why Your Childhood Hurts Cause Real Adult Pain

Why Your Childhood Hurts Cause Real Adult Pain

16 Jul 15
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Understanding The Root Cause of Physical Dis-ease or Weight Loss Failures and How Emotional Freedom Will Permanently Overcome Those Challenges

Did you know your childhood emotional baggage could very well be the root cause of your physical pain or emotional dis-ease that you’re experiencing today?

One indicator might be that you are frustrated with not achieving lasting results to your anxiety, depression or weight issues… which is just one of the many symptoms I see in my clients upon their first visit.

Perhaps your food cravings rule your world?

Or you are unable to enjoy fulfilling and lasting relationships?

Sadly, I find most, if not all of my clients who share these types of struggles suffer silently from emotional hurts, childhood abuse and/or trauma they experienced as a very young child.

Their difficult, emotional experiences have been held in check or shoved down deep where often they have been consciously forgotten.  Consciously forgotten, yet the subconscious mind, the grand storage computer of your mind, never forgets.

The subconscious knows everything about you from the day of conception.  

The subconscious has a very important job.  This is a job of ‘protection’.  It will protect you from similar hurts you have experienced in the past.  That’s its function and it does a superior job of it!

So unless you are able to release these hurts at the deepest level, the subconscious level, you will never be free.

The good news is, once those emotional hurts or traumas have been let go of, new information can be suggested and received by the subconscious mind to encourage and create new patterns so you can finally begin to live the life you dream of.

As an example, we all have friends or relatives or perhaps yourself who struggles with weight loss.  No matter how hard you work at releasing the excess pounds you have little or no long-term success.

This is simply because you are looking at the problem with a sort of tunnel vision. Logically thinking that obviously, less food and more physical movement will bring success… but that’s all WRONG!!  There is so much more to consider when we take a step back outside of that tunnel.

Weight gain and loss is a rather complex issue. 

Most of us can agree there seems to be a missing link to weight loss.  If it was so easy, why do we struggle, why is weight loss a billion dollar industry?

What I have noticed over many years as a recovered person with excess weight frustration and now working with clients struggling with weight issues is in order to release the weight, we need to release the #1 big stressors!

But how can you do this in a world of fast paced everything?  You might consider moving to a remote Caribbean Island…umm…no, 99.5% of those deep hurts will follow you!!

So, how, you may wonder, can you find peace? 

How can you find freedom from those old issues that you have been carrying around for so very long?

How can you possible find freedom from physical pain, discomfort, anxiety, or depression…?

I have come to realize we are a symphony of mind, body and spirit and it is necessary that all these parts of us work together to create beautiful harmony.

Here are three things you can work on to attain emotional freedom and enjoy beautiful harmony in your life:


The tone and rhythm is a vital part of any orchestra.  When it comes to our well-being, our ability to enjoy the beautiful ‘flow’ of life is crucial.  When we no longer carry heavy emotional baggage we are able to move through life with ease, we are able to avoid the extreme highs and lows of emotional dis-ease or distress.

When we are free of emotional distress we can create the life we truly dream of and we understand that we are worthy of this beautiful life.

A very effective way to accomplish this is through hypnosis. Hypnosis is a form of trance or, if you will, a meditation where you can release your emotional baggage that has been standing in your way of personal freedom.

Hypnosis is a positive solution to allow freedom from weight issues, addictions, anxiety, and depression and in many cases, physical and emotional discomforts and dis-ease.


Of course, we must care for and nourish our bodies well, similar to caring for an instrument in the orchestra.  I believe we should choose the best foods and beverages that we can afford.

I choose GOD made foods as much as possible.  Sleep is just as important as nourishing your body and exercising.  Adults required about 8 hours of sleep each night.  How much needed sleep are you getting?

Finally, good communication with your medical professional is also important for longevity.


I believe to reach beautiful harmony; we must realize we are but a small part of the whole symphony.  We all have a very important role in life and our world, yet alone we lack the true range of tones, energy and rhythm.

The harmony is our spiritual side, our connection not only to all parts of ourselves, also connection to our community, our friends and family as well and realizing we have an opportunity to tap into an even greater force and energy, God, if you will, that you can lean on and ask to help you in times of difficulty.

So there you have it – these three action items will get you where you want to be in life: clearing out the old emotional traumas of your past, start better healthy eating habits, and make a spiritual connection with the world you live in.

If you would like to learn more about achieving emotional freedom in your life, please contact me to schedule a free telephone consult to discuss how I can help.

Hormone stress bomb

The Hormone-Fat ‘Merry-Go-Round’

06 Mar 15
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As a nurse from a traditional background, I found after 40 years of clinical nursing, there were frustrations that brought me to what I call an “inconvenient epiphany”.

That was the moment when I realized that I no longer wanted to be a nursing supervisor … something was out of “sync” for me.

Have you ever felt that nagging doubt about what you at one time felt was your life’s work?

I call it inconvenient because if you follow your feelings, you end up knee-deep in change. And change is scary!

I hung out my shingle as a holistic nurse/counsellor and in through my office doors streamed women of all ages looking for solutions. They had been referred to me because after all diagnostics were completed, nothing abnormal was detected and their symptoms were still unresolved.

Now they were being offered anti-depressants and referrals to psychiatry. They knew instinctively that something must be wrong and did not know where to turn.

Of course they were depressed! Who wouldn’t be!

Over time, there was a cluster of symptoms and a pattern emerged in the histories of my clients. The link to hormones was unmistakable and often too the overgrowth of yeast (candida) was also present.

We spent the first month normalizing bowel function and in month two added a parasite cleanse. Parasites can cause many of the same symptoms as hormone balance and yeast overgrowth.If by the end of 3 months the symptoms of candida did not disappear, we would treat that too.

All through this process, I ‘held the hand’ of my clients as they made the necessary changes to life-style and nutrition. Their patience and persistence and courage resulted in the resolution of the symptoms that for many had made their lives a misery.

They had taken control. My dedication since then is to assist not only women of all ages but also men … to take matters into their  own hands in a self-directed health program.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t lose weight, in spite of all your best efforts? There is a cycle of events that will be of interest to you.

Regular readers will know what I mean by estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency. For many reasons, men, women and children living in our culture experience this type of hormone imbalance and there are many safe ways to correct this.

When hormones are out of balance, watch what happens:


The Hormone/Fat Merry-Go-Round

  1. Excess estrogen causes us to store fat.
  2. Fat cells make more estrogen.
  3. Eating habits and stress create an acidic cellular environment
  4. To neutralize the cellular habitat, the body stores excess acid in the fat cells.
  5. The fat cells are then desirable for the body to keep as a repository for the acid.
  6. The body will not release the fat cells. (In spite of ALL YOU DO!)
  7. The fat cells continue to produce more estrogen.
  8. Excess estrogen then makes more fat cells.

Round and round you go! And Rounder and Rounder you get!!!!!

How do you break this cycle? Regular weight-loss programs are not the answer unless you also create the conditions for the body to agree to release the unwanted fat.

Consider weight management through natural hormone balancing and hormone health


Bio-identical Hormones (progesterone and estrogen) are derived from wild yam and soy and are altered only enough to make them molecularly the same as hormones the body produces. They are used in physiologic doses, the same amounts as the body would make under healthy conditions.

Over the last two years, there has been increasing news about the dangers of synthetic hormones, the kind found in HRT and the birth control pill. Although we know what is dangerous, many do not know the healthy alternative.

In the 1970’s, Dr. John Lee began recommending bio-identical progesterone for osteoporosis prevention. To his satisfaction and the delight of his patients, not only did bone mineral density improve but also they found that many other bothersome symptoms were also eliminated.

Among these were the resolution of hot flashes, migraines, vaginal dryness, obesity and unwanted facial hair. Libido was restored and weight normalized. Dr. Lee also recommended healthy lifestyle and the judicious use of vitamin and mineral supplements.

Progesterone is the balancing hormone for estrogen, the levels of which are in excess in the great majority of girls and women in industrialized cultures. According to Dr. Lee, only 10% of menopausal women need to add bio-identical estrogen. Most women need additional progesterone at some time in their life.

The first step is to take a saliva test, available from Trillium Wellness Consultants. This simple test shows the ratio of progesterone to estrogen. Hormone usage varies according to a woman’s age and stage. Women after the age of 40 and men after 50 benefit by using bio-identical progesterone. Younger women use progesterone short-term until they restore ovulation and their ovaries again make adequate progesterone.

Women often ask me why adding progesterone has not worked for them. I ask them, “Did you take measures to lower estrogen?”

The reality is that you can’t take enough progesterone to balance excess estrogen.

Hormone supplementation is not a quick fix and for lasting effect must be combined with healthy diet; vitamin supplements; avoidance of refined carbs, plastics, petrochemicals and packaged foods; plenty of filtered water; daily bowel elimination. (If you don’t eliminate excess estrogen, it will be reabsorbed from the intestine and recycled again and again!); exercise; sleep; stress reduction.

Hot flashes are often the reason women seek help.

“If excess estrogen is so bad, why do I get relief from hot flashes when I take HRT?” A hot flash is caused by wild fluctuation in estrogen. Think of a jagged line going up and down on a graph. If you add more estrogen and sock up the levels so they can’t fluctuate, you will stop hot flashes and at the same time increase your risk for cancer, cardiac events and many unwanted side effects.

Wouldn’t it be better to avoid the fluctuations by bringing down and modulating estrogen? Consider a self-directed hormone balancing program in partnership with your doctor. You will never look back!

A rise of estrogen at puberty is responsible for the development and maintenance of female sex organs and secondary sexual characteristics. Estrogens stimulate cell growth. They create the thickened lining of the uterus to prepare it for pregnancy.

They stimulate the maturation of the egg-containing part of the ovary. Estrogen exists in both males and females. It is produced by the ovaries, the adrenals and by adipose (fat) cells. One other hormone playing a part in human reproduction is progesterone.

Many of the symptoms women experience are related to hormone imbalance. Hormones are like messengers. They circulate in the body and fit into hormone receptor sites, just as certain keys fit into certain locks. Substances that are “estrogenic” can imitate estrogen and fit into estrogen receptor sites. This has effects we will talk about later in the series.

Coordinated functioning of hormones is like a symphony orchestra. All the instruments need to play together in harmony. For example, if the estrogen is too “loud”, the progesterone cannot be “heard”. It is the estrogen’s tendency to promote cell growth that makes its excess a promoter of cancer. This is one reason among many to do everything we can to create hormone balance.

In North America, we are exposed to hormones from a variety of sources. We get extra hormones from eating meat and poultry (injected with hormones to stimulate growth), from plastic containers that emit estrogenic substances into the food/liquid they contain, and from petrochemical by-products and pollutants which are estrogenic. This affects both men (prostate cancer) and women and causes our little girls to start menstruating at a progressively younger age.

Women’s Estrogen Dominance Quiz: Have you ever had (past or present): breast swelling/tenderness, fibro cysts, cancer, endometriosis, endometrial cancer/hyperplasia, PMS, migraines/headaches, osteoporosis, weight gain (abdomen, hips), water retention, gallbladder symptoms, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, inability to concentrate, cyclic acne, fibromyalgia, depression or fatigue?

If you have checked some of the above, there is a strong possibility that your body is not making enough progesterone to balance the amount of estrogen.

This means you may be estrogen dominant, a condition that can contribute too many health problems. I suggest that you investigate this further by consulting with your health care practitioner.

Yours truly,


Susan Krautter, RN, BScN, Holistic Nurse
Trillium Wellness Consultants