Treatment of Shingles....

You've seen the commercials for treatment of shingles, and if you are afflicted by that pesky condition, you're probably wondering if there's a safe way to treat it, short of medications and their side effects.  Here's how we sought to help "J", a recent client, whose condition seemed to appear regularly, in association with her monthly cycle:

1.  We found that the use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques-- see our web page for details on that) was helpful for alleviating many of the immediate symptoms of the shingles.  In the process of doing that, the client learned to USE EFT, so that when/if the symptoms reappear, she'll have a tool to help her.

2.  Taking the approach that the appearance of the shingles is an indication that the strength of the immune system is down, we did some work on forgiveness.  It appeared that 'forgiveness of self' was at the top of the list, so we worked with that first. J seemed to be an ideal client for the use of EFT in forgiveness; her "number" dropped rapidly from a "10" (not a CHANCE of forgiveness) to a "zero" (completely ready to forgive herself), in the space of 15 minutes.  Then, understanding that there were likely OTHERS who, if THEY were forgiven, would bring down her stress level even more, we threw a loop in cowboy fashion and gathered in a big group of folks for her forgiveness.  That went to zero in jig time.  

I sent J home with colloidal silver, some high quality (non corn) vitamin C to be taken in conjunction with the silver, and the recommendation that she concurrently take a quality probiotic.  (Colloidal silver, being antibiotic as well as antifungal and antiviral, will be hard on the gut bacteria, so they need to replenished with the aid of the probiotic.)  

I think that may do the job; it may take a month or so of treatment-- (this is pretty much the same treatment we use for MRSA, and we like to treat MRSA cases for a couple of months, just to be sure...)  

So what's next?  We know how to treat many cancers, in this case using large amounts of the non corn vitamin C, plus other nutritionals, and I have great respect for BodyTalk as a means to alleviate many other conditions.  What condition do YOU have that is stubborn??




What you've always wanted to know about BodyTalk...


(This is a note for the many of you who have had BodyTalk work with us in the past, so that you know we're "doin' it again" July 24 & 25th.  It is ALSO  for those folks who have been observing from the sidelines, wondering if BodyTalk can help THEM...!)

For current and former BT clients, we expect to have our usual full schedule beginning Friday morning July 24 and continuing on through Saturday late afternoon.  Give me a call as to the time and day which would work best for you, and I'll do my best to create a schedule which is helpful to all!

NOW, for everybody else, here are a few words about this therapy called "BodyTalk".....

Q.  Why the strange name?  Why is it called "BodyTalk"?
A.  This therapy takes the position that, better than any physician, better than any medical tests, YOUR BODY knows what it needs in order for you to feel better.  So, you might say that the therapist "talks" to the body, hence the name.  Healthcare providers such as chiropractors, psychologists, hypnotherapists and even a few psychiatrists have been doing this "communication" for a long time.  After a BodyTalk session, the usual result is that the client feels better.   

Q.  Can BodyTalk fix MY health problem?  My doctor says he doesn't know of a cure for what I have...?
A.   The BodyTalk approach is to balance the body's systems, so that they work better together.  We don't promise that we will "fix" anything, but our experience is that after a session or two, you will just feel better-- the symptoms you originally came in with may simply not seem that important any more.  If you were to describe your experience to a friend who's an auto mechanic, he might say, "Wow, you had a great TUNE UP!!"  

Q.  Has there been any published research on BodyTalk?  
A.  Yes, some very good stuff was recently published in the Journal of Pain Management 2015, vol. 7, #4.  If you call me at the office, I'll send you a copy of the paper. (507) 629 3900.

Q.  Is anyone else doing this work?  
A.  BodyTalk is being used for healthcare in more than 50 countries at last report.  There are currently a half dozen practitioners in Minnesota, most of them in the Tracy area, actually.  (A Mayo Clinic nurse is a practitioner in Rochester, and we know of two practitioners in the Twin Cities.)  

Q.  Will it hurt me?  
A.  Let's put it this way:  Professional Liability Insurance for a BodyTalk practitioner costs $150 to $199 per year.  Malpractice insurance for a MD costs thousands of dollars annually.  NO Minnesota license is needed to practice BodyTalk.  Your hairdresser, your plumber, your electrician, your real estate agent ALL need licensure to do THEIR work.  From that perspective, BodyTalk work is at least as safe as your hairdresser!  

Q.  How long does a session last?  What does it cost?
A.  An introductory session typically takes 1 to 2 hours. Part of that time is to give the therapist time to get to know you.  We couldn't do ANYTHING in the 15 minutes people are allowed in an appointment with a physician.  Fees for our practitioners-in-training are $35, a bit more for highly experienced practitioners.  

Q.  No meds?  No harm?  No pain?  And I'll probably feel better?
A.  That's about right.  I think you'll like BodyTalk....  To learn more or to set up an appointment, call me at (507) 629 3900 or email at .  We'll talk....




Next BodyTalk weekend July 24 &25th. Help us Spread The Word!

NEXT BodyTalk Weekend July 24 & 25th, in Tracy, MN!

As you know, we’ve been having regular weekends set aside for BodyTalk work for our clients of this area.  The next one is scheduled for July 24 and 25th, 2015, Friday and Saturday.  In this case, we plan to have several more openings for BT clients, for we’re planning to have as many as 7 BodyTalk workers available.  One is Angela Johnson, certified, highly skilled and  experienced, but several more are practitioners-in-training who are learning to do the process.  Since we have three treatment rooms, we can help a great many folks in these two days.  (The practitioners-in-training will be charging only $35 or so per practice session, so if funds are an issue, you can specify whether you’d like to do your work with a certified practitioner or one who is on the journey to BECOME certified, at a lesser cost.)  We also expect to have a FREE intro class for the community, currently scheduled for 10 am on Saturday morning.   If you know a firefighter, First Responder, EMT, nurse or other health care professional, please call them.  



BodyTalk and the other things we do here can help all of us to be healthier, but sometimes I think our little clinic is the best kept secret in the neighborhood.  Can YOU help?   Would YOU be able to put up some posters for us in your home town?  If you can help by posting the 81/2 x 11 inch flyers in the local grocery or other public spots, please call me at 507 629 3900.  I will mail you the number of posters you wish, and, well, here’s the deal:  We’ll compensate you $5 for every client who sees one of your posters, and who then arranges to have a BodyTalk session, BodyTalk practice-session or any other kind of therapy (EFT, hypnosis, nutrition, massage, detox) with one of our therapists.  Our service area covers the continental U.S., as several of our services can be done with distance work.  So, wherever you are in the continental U.S., our work can help you and your neighbors, and You can help us and get something in return.  Call us so that we can both benefit and improve the world!  



A very quick note to let you know that we have had a fortunate change in our schedule, and we will be conducting another of our "two day" BodyTalk-Tracy weekends, June 19 and 20th; that's just a few days away!


Among our available staff on those two days will be  Certified BodyTalk Practitioner Angela Johnson of Aware BodyTalk in Sioux Falls, who has had a rapidly growing practice for two years, and is just one class away from her Advanced Certification in this remarkable new healing modality.  BodyTalk has been on the world scene for about 15 years, and is now in use in some 50 countries, including the US, the UK and Canada.  Considered to be "the" most rapidly growing healing modality, what attracted ME to learn BodyTalk is that it is "free from side effects", safe, typically uses no medications, and may be helpful for a wide range of conditions for which western medicine is silent, such as MS, ALS, cancer, diabetes, and  many others.  No disrobing is necessary-- client relaxes  on a comfy massage table and can pay attention, sleep, or whatever as the practitioner tunes in energetically to what the client's body directs her to pay attention to.  I've had several sessions myself, the very first one  eliminating my need for nighttime bathroom visits for nearly six months, without medications or discomfort.  Developed by Australian acupuncturist/chiropractor Dr. John Veltheim with the cooperation of several physicists, BodyTalk appears to be the first truly holistic means of healing the body AS A UNIT, rather than in a piecemeal approach as is common with most medical tools.  


I'm currently in the process of putting together the schedule for this two day event.  We'll be working with current area clients,  anticipate a few openings for NEW clients, and are planning a FREE 90 minute Community class to introduce area folks to what BT can do.  The FREE class will start about 7 pm on Friday evening, at the HTH clinic in downtown Tracy.  If you come, you will learn some basic "self care" techniques which have been developed by the BodyTalk folks, methods you can use to keep yourself healthy for a lifetime, and have an opportunity to practice them with other seekers and BT staffers here.  There is no charge for the 7 pm class, but we do ask that you give us a call (507) 629 3900 so we know how much space we'll need!  



* If you have a health condition that just seems resistant to improvement by regular means, and you'd really like it TO BE OVER AND DONE!...

* If you're being treated for a health condition but you really don't like the side effects of the medication or the expense,  and are looking for something better....

* If you're already in good health but you want to STAY that way.


NOTE:  If you have not had BT sessions previously but would like to sign up for one, please call me asap, at 507 629 3900....  I will want to send you an Intake Form, and we may want to get together to talk a bit about BT so that you'll be ready....


If you happen to have an Health Savings Account debit card, that seems to work just fine with all of the therapies we practice here!  And, bear in mind that if you have the usual sort of health insurance with a high deductible, (but you hardly EVER use up the deductible!) so that you end up paying cash for your health care despite your health insurance, it just could be that there are better choices in how you spend that deductible money....!



Yes, I know you’ve heard about this before, but wouldn’t you rather be able to take this class within a stone’s throw of home, rather than traveling to the Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, Great Falls or some other scary place?  $150 to learn a day’s worth of self care which you can use for a lifetime-- no drugs, no wooly stuff, just 21st century good self care.  If you live for another 25 years, that’s 50 cents per month, and if you pass it on to your family members, an even better deal.  To register, go to  or, shucks, just call me 507 629 3900 and we’ll walk through it together...  You will not be the same when you finish it...



HTH newsletter vol. 15 #18













A good friend of mine has been supplementing with vitamin D3 for a long time.  M’s body weight is about 110 pounds she says; she has not an OUNCE of extra body weight, has a few health issues, and has been taking 5000 IU vitamin D3 throughout the fall, winter and spring months, up here in the North Country of Minnesota.  Now, with the advent of the summer season, she LOVES to get outdoors and care for the garden and lawn, and with that of course comes additional sun exposure during a period of the year when the sun is high in the sky, and about as intense as it can get at this latitude.  Recently, she mentioned that she was experiencing muscle cramps and stomach cramps when doing vigorous work outdoors, so had her vitamin D level tested by her doc, (probably using the 25(OH) vitamin D test-- cheap by mail with a do it yourself kit, more expensive through your medical clinic).  Her result was “in excess of 97 nanograms/milliliter”.  Current recommendations from those who are close to vitamin D research work are for levels of 40 to 80 ng/ml, with higher levels suggested for those with serious health conditions such as cancer, pregnant women and the obese.  Typical intake recommended by the Vitamin D Council ( is about 1000 IU vitamin D3 per 25 pounds of body weight.  B decided to reduce her daily intake of vitamin D3, and will probably keep it low until the summer sun season is over and folks are thinking about influenza once again.  


Everything I’ve read about vitamin D intake seems to indicate that the effects of excessive intake are reversible, and that they are similar to the effects we all may have experienced from a great day in the late springtime sun-- we may then be absorbing more vitamin D than we really need, and symptoms of malaise and cramps are not unusual.  As a precaution, it does appear that vitamin D levels which are TOO LOW are far more likely to cause harm than those which are too high, perhaps by 30 times as much, as estimated by one researcher.  It’s a good idea to check your vitamin D levels a couple of times per year, typically in the fall and again in the late spring.  (See the latest issue of this newsletter, #17, for a graphic which suggests vitamin d levels and what dis-ease conditions they may prevent.)  


There are some groups of people that are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency. The following people are more likely to be lacking in vitamin D:

  • People with darker skin. The darker your skin the more sun you need to get the same amount of vitamin D as a fair-skinned person. For this reason, if you’re Black, you’re much more likely to have vitamin D deficiency that someone who is White.
  • People who spend a lot of time indoors during the day. For example, if you’re housebound, work nights or are in hospital for a long time.
  • People who cover their skin all of the time. For example, if you wear sunscreen or if your skin is covered with clothes.
  • People that live in the North of the United States or Canada. This is because there are fewer hours of overhead sunlight the further away you are from the equator.
  • Older people have thinner skin than younger people and this may mean that they can’t produce as much vitamin D.
  • Infants that are breastfed and aren’t given a vitamin D supplement. If you’re feeding your baby on breast milk alone, and you don’t give your baby a vitamin D supplement or take a supplement yourself, your baby is more likely to be deficient in vitamin D.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People who are very overweight (obese).





OK, here’s the deal:

1.  The BodyTalk Access class was formulated by the BT folks to bring some of the very best parts of BodyTalk into a ONE DAY class, to teach some of the BT SELF CARE techniques to folks who just wanted to be healthier.  I’ve taken it twice myself, use it daily, and every client with whom I work is taught a short version of the class content as a “necessary” part of what I feel I should share with them.  It is being offered for only the SECOND TIME in Minnesota by BT instructors, and we’re grateful that the class will be held here in tiny Tracy, in the SW corner of the state.  It’s an investment of 8 hours class time (plus a potluck!) and $150, and is a heckuva deal in my judgement.


2.  The class is designed to keep you healthier.  It contains 5 easy-to-use techniques that you will learn and then practice with other students.  You will learn how to...

a.  Calm yourself, without drugs, without music, just with your two hands.

b.  Get your left and right hemispheres working better, for more productivity, more creativity and better health.

c.  Adjust your body’s water levels for better hydration of all cells. When your cells are happier, YOU will be happier and healthier.

d.  Adjust your body for the very best mix of microbes, so that you will be less likely to get the flu or worse.

e.  Adjust your body’s balance, so you will look better, walk better, run better, and sleep better.


AND, beyond these five techniques, you will learn a 21st century version of “first aid” developed by the BT people, which will accelerate healing from cuts, scrapes, burns, what have you.  Here’s a sample testimonial:


Last night my daughter called to tell me that her daughter, age 21 months, had just fallen off the couch and smacked her left cheek into the corner of an end table; It had cut the cheek and was bleeding. Would I please begin Fast Aid?

I could hear my granddaughter bawling in the background and was concerned about the possible need to go to the emergency room for stitches. We live about 15 min away in good weather and since we'd had a snow storm, it would have been more like 30 min. Ugh.

I began Fast Aid immediately using my husband as a surrogate. 10 min. later (thank you cell phones for timing) my daughter called. No screaming on the other end. Her daughter was calm and smiling as long as her cheek was not being dabbed to deal with blood. She was refusing a bandaid. My daughter had cleaned the wound with soap and water and was wiping the blood away as best as possible.

I continued Fast Aid for about 5 min. Then called my son-in-law in California who continued Fast Aid while I did a detailed session on her. The attached photo was about 30 min. after the injury.

We continued Fast Aid intermittently throughout the night distantly, at least until the California folk went to bed.

When my granddaughter woke this a.m. there was absolutely NO bruising. When she came over around 11, she was as cute and playful as ever. I was still somewhat concerned with it though and had my neighbor, a doctor, check it out. She said it would not have been able to have been stitched and seem to be closing well on its own.


Keywords: shingles

Two weeks ago I came down with a case of shingles. The rash & blister pattern started on the left side of my chest, traveled to my left armpit and down the inside of my arm. There was also a small patch on my left shoulder blade area. I'd heard stories of how uncomfortable shingles can be - itchiness that kept you awake...shooting pains from the virus affecting the nerves in the area. But instead of going to see a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, I decided to try taking care of it myself by using BodyTalk Access.

Although I don't have anything to compare it to, from reading about shingles on websites for the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) & the Mayo Clinic and seeing some of the images of shingles on the web, my experience was definitely not typical. I applied the Access protocol every 2-3 hours from the time I woke up 'til the time I went to bed. Sometimes that wasn't always possible, so I just did it when I could. I also did the Cortices technique in between. This continued for about 10 days. During that time the itchiness was never unbearable & I had very little trouble sleeping. And even though there were some shooting pains, I wouldn't say they were "painful" at all. In fact on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being excruciating or almost unbearable), I'd say the itchiness & discomfort never went above 2. I never had an uncontrollable urge to scratch & never took any medication for itchiness or discomfort. Also, the rash & blister pattern never became a continuous patch. It was scattered with large gaps between.

The whole thing seemed to progress very quickly and in less than 12 days of doing Access & Cortices multiple times daily, the rash & blisters disappeared and the scabs came off.





What wouldn’t all of us give for a TOOL like FastAid to have with us at all times?  Let’s see, 6 techniques for a hundred ‘n fifty bucks-- that’s $25 to learn this “tool for a lifetime”.  You’ll not find a better deal, even at Wal Mart...


TO REGISTER, go to   to preregister)   Please do it now, for your health and that of those in your circle...



I’ve said a few things in a recent newsletter about Nanosilver Complex Concentrate-- we’d been out of it for about six months.  We now have a limited stock on hand. It’s a known antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. I use it for gum infections, we’ve used it for lung infections, the works.  Our clients have used it to treat MRSA (an infection often picked up in hospitals, highly resistant to antibiotics); research also suggests that it is effective against EBOLA and HIV-Aids. You need this in your medicine cabinet. $60 for a 4 oz vial, $110 for 8 ounces.  This is not  your usual ‘colloidal silver’, which can cause algyria (greying of the skin due to excessive silver absorption); the silver particles are bound in a “complex”, so they do their work and are excreted by the body.  Shipment is limited to two 4-oz or one 8-oz at this time.  



How often do you hear these words from friends and passersby?  It’s a standard Minnesota greeting, and of course, you’re expected to say, ‘GREAT!’, or some other vacuous saying like that. I don’t do that much; when I use those words, I’m prepared for a 5 minute discussion about how they are REALLY feeing.  Often it’s not so good...

According to (a few days ago), the leading causes of sickness in 2013 were...


#1 Low back pain

#2 Major depression

#3 iron-deficiency anemia

#4  Neck pain

#5 Hearing loss

#6 Migraines

#7 Diabetes


#9 Anxiety Disorders

#10        Other musculoskeletal

#11 Schizophrenia

#12 Falls

#13 Osteoarthritis

#14 Refraction and Accommodation (eye disorders)

#15 Asthma


As I look at this list, I am struck by how many of these are likely emotionally related.  And, I have the sense that most are treatable/resolvable by a variety of methods.  For example, I’ve successfully treated low back pain with EFT, with Qigong energy work, with hypnosis, and with BodyTalk.  Alicia, our massage therapist can relieve back pain with her techniques. Dr. Evers, my chiropractic colleague down the street, has treated it successfully with adjustment techniques, and I know that my friend Dr. Andy has probably resolved it with the appropriate medication.  And, at the other end of this list of 15, “refraction and accommodation” issues (eye disorders) can likely be resolved by eyeglasses and contacts with an optometrist, by lasik surgery, by special eye exercises, through hypnosis, EFT and with BodyTalk as well. (NOTE:  With BodyTalk, the CLIENT actually decides, unconsciously, which part of the body to work on first.  It may be that an “eye problem” is not nearly as a high priority as the client’s “painful liver”, so in that case, the liver gets worked on first, and the eye problem later...)    


SO, which do you choose?  Seems to me it’s like many other choices we have in this world:  To get from point A to point B, we can walk, we can run, we can swim (especially with all the rain we’re getting), we can fly (hoverboard, helicopter, hot air balloon, ultralight, Cessna 150, Boeing 747), we can roller skate, bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, an almost endless list.  And, it seems to me that the MORE CHOICES we have, the better is our quality of life.  


Of course, in the process of making a decision, the availability, the reliability & skills of the provider, the COST and the side effects of the choice come into play as well.  Sometimes “what you’d like” is a hundred miles away, or the side effects are worse than the treatment.  Sometimes there are also ‘cultural’ choices we make.  Sometimes the government and the media attempt to influence our choices, such as the vaccination debate, GMO food labeling and the like.  And, Bruce Jenner must have considered the cultural aspects of his decision to become a woman.  SO, as you live your life, consider that to the extent you have CHOICES, to that extent you have personal freedom.  (BTW:  The BodyTalk Access class is designed specifically to PROVIDE you a greater personal freedom-- if you can “fix” your own health problems instead of going to a huge building full of white coated people to fix it for you, to that extent you have personal freedom!)  


BTW2:  Remember that four of us BodyTalk therapists are currently working with folks who need our help; the price is right, $40 per session or whatever works for the client, call (507) 629 3900 to connect with someone who can help you.  Does BT claim to “fix” anything?  Not really-- “cures” are not something we talk about for legal reasons, but you can pretty much expect that you may feel better after a session.  After all, isn’t that the object of all health care...


(Almost) all for now,




PS:  I just now had a delightful conversation with a very good friend of mine-- “S” stopped by to borrow my copy of Dressed To Kill, by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, which makes a strong case that the more bras are worn during a 24 hour period, the tighter and more restrictive they are, the more likely it will be that the wearers will die of breast cancer.  (If you’re wearing a bra now, consider sending it to your local medical clinic with the recommendation that the medical folks read Singer and Grismaijer.  Or, send it to our clinic and we will make a montage for one of our hallways, in tribute to women who decided to think for themselves instead of listening to others.)  S suggested that in addition to the two of us, there are likely at least a hundred others within 50 miles of Tracy who are thinking for themselves.  Maybe it’s in the “way” that they farm, the “way” they educate their children, the “way” they provide healthcare for their kids, the “way” they do or do not drive the very latest in transportation, the list goes on.  What is common about such folks is that they/we often feel we’re out in the wilderness, without any emotional support from others, and this “isolation” can get a little lonely.  So, we are forming an organization we call, Those Who Dare, (TWD for short), which will begin meeting on Saturday evenings here at the clinic, 192 3rd Street in Tracy, at 7 pm.  No charge, no dues, might be some hot tea, maybe some cookies to pass.  We might invite some outside speakers if we tire of talking to each other, just to inject new ideas into our thinking.  If you think that you fit this category and live within 100 miles of Tracy, come and join us....!  First meeting is planned for Saturday June 20th, at HTH, 7 pm.  Bring a snack to pass, if you like.  (If you know of someone who might “fit” this rare category, show him/her this newsletter and bring them along!)