Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Who Are You and What Do You Want More Of?

Who are you and what do you want more of in your life? This question comes to me every so often as a reminder. It helps me to re-focus and decide where I want to place my focus.

Although I have been working as a counselor with all ages since 1995, I am always doing more research and I am always upping my game. I am always seeking new answers to big questions I have. As my clients accelerate in their own personal growth so does mine. It is inevitable.

I encourage you to continue to ask yourself questions and rely on your best inner judgement. You know yourself best. If you have made a mistake? Correct it if you can, and then pledge to that you will not repeat the same mistake again. Learn from all your setbacks. Accept learning and growth as part of your life course and journey.

The phrase; "every day is a new day," can seem trite. It is very true though. Every day is a new opportunity. If you look at each new day as an opportunity, and obstacle course of sorts? You can navigate your day better, challenges and all. Play out your daily challenges like a game. See which challenges you can face and overcome best, and how. Strategizing makes each day more fun, and more manageable.

You may not always get what you want, but it is more likely you will get more of what you seek when you strategize and plan for it.

Aura Walker, MA, CHt
is a modern, mental health counselor,
Body/Mind/Spirit coach, and holistic health expert in Mar Vista, CA.
She continues to have a high success rate,
and is able to relieve her trauma clients of severe PTSD in short term care.
For more information please call or look at her web site: (310) 382-6313

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Preventing and Curing Cancer the Natural Way 101!

On June 3rd, 2011, I was invited and attended a conference in L.A., on Cancer Prevention, sponsored by Drew University. I was invited by the Healthy African American Families II organization. I had previously met a number of contacts at an also recent prior Black Caucus conference. I had been invited to that as well. Somehow I got on a list. A good list. I was honored to be there, and learned so much both times.

The fact is, cancer is big business in America! Yet, there are no cancer treatment centers in South Los Angeles, -primarily low income Black neighborhoods. Nor are there any fresh produce grocery stores. Health disparities in low income Black communities outnumber any other urban population. Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, naturally incorporate more fresh produce into their cooking, establish neighborhood markets, and line up for medical studies and free medical services. Poor Black Americans do not. There are many reasons why. I remind you that the Civil Rights Movement was less than 70 years ago. Black Americans are still recovering from slavery and racism. Health disparities were addressed at both conferences that I attended.

I am a holistic mental health practitioner, hypnotherapist, trauma intervention specialist, and public health educator. I have been working with children and families since 1995. I have also been researching natural medicine since 1992, and I use it daily.

In my continued recent independent research, I have discovered the newly publicized (and yet publicly unnoticed) link between cancer and inactive cell mitochondria. Mitochondria are little blob like parts of a cell that exist in the nucleus or middle of each cell in the body. They act like little engines to drive the cell. They convert energy for the cell to function, and also contain information that allows a tired, sick, or old cell to die off. The dying of old cells is normal and happens naturally all over the body, creating room for new healthier, younger, more vibrant cells.

There is  a whole skin rejuvenation beauty industry built around exfoliating dead skin cells off the face. This allows for new young skin cells to regenerate. I used to manage a medical beauty spa. I should know. Removing dead or almost dead cells off the face with fruit acid peels, microdermabrasion, or laser skin therapy -all stave off wrinkles and allow for a youthful glow. 

At the second conference I attended, the cancer conference, I met a holistic Dr. Zarif. He mentioned cancerous cells as a byproduct of the body's natural function. I personally believe that there are many causes of cancer. I should say there are many things that can shut down cell mitochondria. I have included links below, to illustrate parts of the theory related to inactive mitochondria and cancer. I believe that an overload of either viruses, bacteria, chemicals/ pollutants can overload cells shutting down the mitochondria's normal messaging to die off, so that new cells can replace them. Thus weakened cells become almost "zombie like," go on "auto pilot" and keep reproducing like mad into tumors. Very much like a computer glitch.

I think that bacteria such as yeasty Candida Albicans can infest cells and take them over so the cells literally mutate with the fungus and begin to spread with the fungus, spreading outward. Sugar feeds bacteria. I now use Stevia and raw organic local honey instead. 

I think viruses invade the nucleus of cells where they like to hide out from white blood cells, undetectable by the immune system. They attack mitochondria, corrupt the DNA, and mutate cells rapidly.

Pesticides on single food crops (like; wheat, corn, sugar beets, sugar cane) and petrochemicals i.e. petroleum (used in many hygiene products, lotions, shampoo and make-up), hydrogenated oils (one molecule away from plastic, is used as a preservative in every day foods like chips, cookies, crackers and shortening) (or an overload of dead bacteria in pasteurized dairy) -all overwhelm the immune system, and suffocate cells. They may all switch off mitochondria's ability to die. 

I think too many prescribed antibiotics, as well as antibiotics in non organic dairy and meat products, toxify and kill the probiotics in the gut linked to immunity. The antibiotics thus allow remaining or new invaders to proliferate, they then take over and weaken the immune system. I believe that probiotics will eventually replace antibiotics, and that raw dairy will continue to re-gain popularity with proper monitoring and guidelines. We are already seeing probiotics having a more visible presence in products like Activia, baby formula, and over the counter supplements. I can buy raw butter and raw milk at Sprouts around the corner, and raw cheese at Trader Joe's a few minutes away.

I cured my 8 year old daughter of Lyme disease, a blood born and terribly destructive bacteria. I cured her with natural antibacterial herbs like Garlic and Oregano oil, Cat's Claw (Una de Gato), Japanese Knot Weed (in reservatrol form found in the Source Natural brand) and probiotics. The only available Western medication for Lyme is antibiotics. Rough estimates guess that almost half of the country has now been exposed to the Lyme bacteria. People are infected by infected ticks, fleas, gnats, and mosquitoes. Every adult I have spoken to who was diagnosed with late stages of Lyme disease and related bacteria like Bartonella has been sick long-term, and not necessarily cured on antibiotics. The antibiotics must be taken early on within 72 hours of infection. Otherwise late in the game, they can weaken the immune system and allow remaining invasive bacteria to gain control, dominating the body and making people very sick-long-term. This is very lucrative for unethical doctors and drug companies.You can read more about how I cured her in my blog post on Lyme. 

That said, I do think antibiotics in short, high doses, are valuable for ear infections and bad infections caught early on. Its when the antibiotics are prescribed long-term that they destroy the immune system-long term. So for every round of antibiotics, take double the amount of probiotics in tandem. Thereafter, to rebuild your immune system.

I believe that too many childhood vaccines at once, overload small babies and young children's immune systems damaging the central nervous system, nerve cells, and possibly even shutting down mitochondria's ability to die off naturally. I believe that this can lead to learning disorders like Autism and the increase of childhood cancers. I refused to give my child more than one vaccine at a time and paced them out months at a time to allow her immune system to adapt. Even then her cognitive abilities slowed down the day of each shot. Sometimes she would get very quiet and not make eye contact. I could tell she felt horrible. Now, we do not get the flu shot. Instead I use Oregano oil (rub on the soles of the feet to access the nervous system-best way for kids too) and probiotics. We do not get the flu or colds anymore. We also address emotional conflicts as soon as possible, so that they do not fester. Every illness correlates with an emotional conflict. Feelings of joy boost immunity.

 I use raw alkaline foods to stave off bacteria and viruses in my body. Neither can thrive in an alkaline environment. I only eat organic red meat sparingly. Meat is acidic. I eat organic produce, and dairy -like yogurt and raw cheese. I use sea salt, lemons, and limes in water to alkalize daily. I eat raw veggies. Especially Kale, Zucchini, Broccoli, and Avocados. Calcium rich foods like Kale and Broccoli are critical. They seem to protect cells and feed and strengthen mitochondria. I also brew Kefir water at home daily. It is easy to make. It is a natural probiotic to boost the immune system (Google it, its great!) The Kefir bacterium eat up sugar, are vitamin rich, and kill bacteria and parasites in the gut.The digestive system houses the body's first line of defense and is a huge part of the immune system.

You will see in the links below, that the doctor from Alberta Canada, Evangelos Michelakis, discovered that a natural salt DCA or Dichloroacetate, (I found an untested source from China) re-activates the mitochondria's ability to expire cells normally. He is still hesitant to say that his discovery works. He has been stonewalled by the FDA who cannot patent a natural salt! No profit for them! So no dice! He has also probably received threats that he cannot say it works. Although, he has discovered that it does. Cancer is big business in America.

There are also herbs like Sangre de Drago and Graviola straight from the Amazon rain forest that the Amazon Indians have used for centuries to cure cancer and all kinds of other diseases including healing wounds and internal bleeding. Not to mention the power of natural viatmin C! I use only plant based and natural supplements because the body does not readily recognize synthesized lab made vitamins. Synthesized supplements tax the renal system -kidneys, and liver too. You end up peeing most of them out anyway! The body cannot recognize them, and thus does not absorb non-food source materials.

I think the danger in using DCA without supervision is not knowing the source.  If it were mined in an uncontrolled manner, it  may contain harmful natural heavy metals such as Cadmium, Led and unknown minerals. Dosage is also an issue. So, I stick to sea salt, and aluminum free baking soda (also a salt. The Red Mill brand is good.), and lemons and limes which when combined with filtered water, balance electrolytes and help energy fire through cells more efficiently. I believe that this simple practice keeps mitochondria charged in a healthy manner.

Enjoy these links and please feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a session. There are many more links on line about everything I have mentioned. You may already be familiar with much of it. You can find more of my credentials on LinkedIn too. I am also on Facebook and Twitter. My website is: 

 Relevant links about DCA and Mitochondria:

Remember the salt DCA, it may save your life!: Scientists cure cancer but no one takes notice:  Sadly this link was removed. Probably by the FDA! http://hubpages.com/t/8310

Here's to good simple health! The way your great grandma used to do it!




-Aura Walker, MA CHt
(310) 382-6313

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lyme Disease: The New Umbrella Diagnosis May Include Fibromyalgia and MS!

I want to share my exciting current work with Lyme Disease, and how I may have found a natural way to address the tricky Borrealia Burgdorferi bacteria spirochetes associated with it. First let me give you some of my background. 

Around 1992 while I was in college, I began researching and testing natural herbal remedies. Now in 2012, I  have finally embraced that I am very much a holistic practitioner. In addition to my private mental health counseling and hypnotherapy practice out of West L.A., I  have been a child art therapist since starting graduate school in 1995. I graduated in 1998 after finishing my thesis on raising self esteem in one session. I also do a lot of nutritional awareness counseling with my clients. Additionally, I do project management, teaching, and consulting. I continue to be an advocate against family violence.

The subjects I am most passionate about are: Natural medicine, and raising human social and environmental awareness and consciousness. With Global warming, I predict we will continue to see a rise in insect spread epidemics as climates warm and become more hospitable to bugs that bite.

In 2006, I developed a hypnosis based deep relaxation protocol to access the deep inner brain. My goal was to be able to unlock the area of the brain that shuts down after a traumatic experience. I have since been using my protocol to address stress,anxiety, and trauma release successfully. I continue to share methods of using herbs and natural remedies to stay flu and cold free, as well as to eliminate other viruses and bacteria in all ages including with children. 

In the Fall of 2010, my 7 and a half year old daughter began complaining of increasing to excruciating, roaming body pain. I had a nagging feeling that I should test her for Lyme. My grandparents have a Summer house on Martha's Vineyard and a couple of family friends had contracted Lyme there on the island. We had been there in the summer of 2010. My daughter never developed a bull's eye target associated with the type of infected tick bite, but one day on our visit, she did get a suspicious rash all over her tummy. She never got a fever, and seemed otherwise OK. The rash went away after a day.  I have since learned that Lyme can strike with no initial signs at all. A few months later however, the pains started. First as what seemed like growing pains, but then they increased to a point where she was visiting the infirmary at school at least twice a week. The pain would come and go. By December and through January, she complained more frequently. She never had a fever, and ate well, so I thought it was due to sports or growing pains. I consulted a doctor and they said it was probably growing pains. Finally in February 2011, I decided to test her for Lyme.

A Naturopathic doctor friend of mine, did a stool DNA test and a blood test. I knew she would take me seriously, and that my pediatrician may not be experienced enough to get a good reading. False negative tests are common. I did not have time to waste. I felt I had waited long enough. Only my child's blood test came back positive for antibodies. Her stool test revealed a high overgrowth of H-Pylori another common stomach bacteria that once out of control can create ulcers and possibly stomach cancer. That explained her bad stomach aches. Lyme lowers immunity so that other problems arise. This is common. Without hesitation, I  began treating her with herbs, oils, and nutrients. Less than 2 months later, all of her symptoms almost disappeared. She was 98% better. In August of 2011 exactly one year after I believe she was infected, she tested negative of Lyme and all co-infections, and has remained symptom free. I still keep her immune system strong with limited herbs and we still use probiotics, but she is now able to eat more of a variety of foods with a less restricted diet. She said the biggest difference is she does not feel "wiped out" anymore. I think 50% of her healing has been due to her positive attitude that "NOTHING would steal her joy," and my positive support of maintaining that.

I have done a bit of research and spoken with adult friends who have battled Lyme for years. Their illness and frustration has been ongoing. I amassed a lot of information in a short time. The spirochete bacteria is almost like a virus, in that it houses itself deep in the nucleus of the body's cells. Much like a virus, it has a complex intelligence and the ability to adapt and morph to whatever singular treatment the patient is doing. If not caught the week of infection, trial and error rounds of strong antibiotics and antibacterials are often repeated with mixed results. Sometimes it takes years and years of trial and error with doctors and medications. One of our family friends from the Vineyard had mentioned that high doses of garlic had finally helped.That was all I needed to hear. 

I began creating a protocol with other strong antibacterial herbs, and other anti-inflammatory, and blood building, and blood cleaning nutrients and herbs. I knew that since the bacteria morphed, I would have to surprise the buggers with no particular pattern. So I used a system of switching my ingredients after rounds alternating 3-7 days depending on what the substance was and how safe it was to use. I also cut out sugar, wheat and gluten, fruit juice, and red meat. I increased yogurt, raw fruits and veggies, and introduced alkalizing foods like miso soup, a little bit of sea weed, and tall glasses of water with tiny 1/8 of a t-spoon of baking soda (Bob's Red Mill is supposedly safest, with no aluminum), or a 1/3 capful of hydrogen peroxide. I have since added a Ph water purifier in drops. A sprinkle of sea salt and a wedge of lemon in a tall glass of water work well too.

I have a theory, that the usual Western approach of treating Lyme Disease with antibiotics and strong anti-parasitics long term, actually creates a cyclical negative response of prolonged illness due to weakened immunity. I recently found this article: http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2096.full?eaf . However, I am not entirely opposed to using antibiotics early on, if they work for some. People should use what works. Be aware to rebuild your immune system quickly after using antibiotics. A good brand of probiotics that we are trying is: QuantaBiotic and MultiNutraFood both by www.QuantaFoods.com Contact Dr. Paul Yanick to find a distributer near you. The suggested dose is 4 QuantaBiotic morning and night, 30 minutes before meals. Two MultiNutraFood in the morning and one at night. They can all be taken at the same time. We found these supplements through a holistic Bioenergetic Sychronization Technique or B.E.S.T. doctor in our area. He is clearing us both of family patterns that no longer serve us. This I believe is an important part of the healing process. I can do this clearing for others, but not for myself. I am too close to my child to do it thoroughly for her. Jarrodophilus is also a very strong brand.

We are now also brewing our own home made probiotics with water Kefir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7svkQuUYYc&feature=related

This is a good site I found later, backing my use of Cat's Claw and Probiotics:

Instead of high doses of antibiotics, I am currently building and continue to build my daughter's immunity with supplements. I am administering, and cutting out sugary and acidic substances that feed bacteria. I am saturating her body and creating an inhospitable environment that bacteria cannot grow in. To detox her as the bacteria dies, we also do hot baths with baking soda, epsom salts, and sea salt. We have done one infra red sauna of two 30 minute rounds with a 5 minute break. I turn the heat on at night while she sleeps so that she will sweat at night to detox. It is all working. She went from having a lot of roaming pain to hardly any. She continues to improve. As of 2012 she is symptom free. She is now able to eat meat and poultry again. We eat red meat less often. We now eat a lot of raw vegetables. She also did a round of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to kill the bacteria in her blood.

I was shocked to discover that over years, Lyme also attacks the central brain which is associated with previous trauma, or without previous trauma is the same area effected by trauma. As I had mentioned, I developed a trauma release protocol that has shown consistent results with trauma survivors, and I believe that my protocol can also help Lyme patients. Pepitos or pumpkin seeds and avocados have the proper oils to feed and protect brain tissue. We now eat a lot of both. I bake with the seeds in gluten free muffins and breads. I buy the baking mix pre-made. I drizzle pumpkin seed oil over other cooked foods. You have to refrigerate the oil to keep it fresh.

Two very important facts I believe are helping. My daughter prays with the substances before she takes them. In her mind she asks each substance to help her heal. This is less for Judeo Christian reasons, and more so because doing this accesses the brain to reinforce the belief that healing is occurring. It also stimulates the immune system. She also made a drawing showing a large central burst of energy, filled with smiley faces and hearts, love and light. Around it were small squiggly bacteria looking blobs like small little universes within themselves. Each one had a star. As an art therapist, I could read that she was expressing her inner fight, but that she was recognizing the bacteria as individuals, and that she was pulling through with overbearing inner love and light. Amazing! 

So as a hypnotherapist I advise Lyme patients to write out a contract with themselves to heal, sign, and date it. Keep it filed some place safe.  This registers the hand eye coordination to record deeply into the subconscious that there is an agreement with self to get better. That self belief then drives the individual towards recovery. Maintaining that child like love and lightness of being, is essential too. It means keeping a positive attitude throughout. Bacteria operate at a lower frequency, so raising the body's frequency makes it impossible for the bacteria to survive. Here is a video describing the correlation between mood and health: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtIRuRcI8D0

Lyme disease has also been associated with Fibromyalgia and with Multiple Sclerosis. I believe that my developed protocols can help anyone dealing with these issues. If anyone you know is interested please have them contact me. I am happy to come and speak at a groups too.

Thank you,  I toast to good, vibrant health! Where there is a will, there is often a way!

www.greendragonbotanicals.​com has ready to use herbal remedies and combinations for kids and adults.

-Aura Walker MA, CHt (310) 382-6313

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Aura Walker's Every Day Health Tips.: Are You Eating Properly to Stay in Shape?

Aura Walker's Every Day Health Tips.: Are You Eating Properly to Stay in Shape?: "I get busy often. I usually get wrapped up in what I am doing, and around mid day, my stomach starts to grumble 'feed me!' The fact is human..."

Are You Eating Properly to Stay in Shape?

I get busy often. I usually get wrapped up in what I am doing, and around mid day, my stomach starts to grumble "feed me!" The fact is humans were once foragers. Our ancestors, were on the loose, surviving in the wild. We are genetically built to eat often in order to survive. However, now we can relax more and we have more choices. So in order to feed your need without ballooning, be sure to carry snacks and eat regularly. I carry almonds, jerky, and individually wrapped low fat string cheese.

Look at your hand!You should eat something the size of your hand every 3-4 hours. Preferably eat protein. For example, I will often eat half a turkey sandwich, a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, organic beef jerky, or cheese. Of course one at a time, and not all in one sitting. The best low calorie drink, is of course water! If you are at a party with a big spread, snack in smaller portions, such as the size of a table spoon at a time.

If you still feel ravenous, I suggest getting your blood checked to see if your thyroid is in balance, or get your spit checked through a "spit stress test." Enzymes in our spit show how stressed our adrenals and kidneys are. Both your thyroid and adrenals can effect you appetite and weight gain, and or weight loss. Certain homeopathic hormones can help to regulate these systems fairly quickly, but you need to get tested first.

I have been researching natural medicine and nutrition for over 20 years. I only write about my own experiences and on what works. For a private session with me, please call (310) 382-6313

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feeling Uninspired? Get Inspired NOW!

Are you feeling uninspired?

Well it happens. Life is full of every day challenges. One of the biggest human challenges is figuring out your own life purpose and passion. The ideal situation is to be passionate about your work, while you earn money. All careers require effort. If you want to succeed you absolutely have to make a strong effort. But towards what? Right? I can help. I have been working with all ages since 1995. I have gathered a lot of research and information based on my own experience. Call me and I guarantee that after an hour to an hour and a half session with me, you will have a renewed perspective on your life and on your work.

I have worked with business men and women, corporations, non-profits, small businesses, moms, actors, directors, writers and artists.
Call now! (310) 382-6313