Liver Gallbladder Spring Detox with Qigong

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in Detoxification, Detoxification and Cleansing Support, Digestive Support, Educational Series, Energy Support

Qigong and Liver Gallbladder Detox


The Ultimate Detox for Rejuvenation and Disease Prevention


Join Pauline and Lauren for a fabulous day of energy healing and rejuvenation.  We will begin with an introduction to Qigong barefoot on the grass so dress warmly! Pauline Reid, Qigong instructor will share this powerful Chinese energy healing art.  Qigong, has been practiced for thousands of years in the East to create and maintain health through the balance of  mind, body and spirit. This introductory class will enlighten you to this ancient art and the numerous ways it will benefit your health.  Pauline will share her wisdom as we explore some simple movements and breathing exercises that easily integrate into our daily lives. Movements to support the Liver and Gall Bladder will be the focus in this session, to ground, energize and prepare us for a busy spring season.  

Join Lauren Hayden, energy, nutrition and detoxification expert and learn  the metabolic functions of the liver and gallbladder highlighting their essential role in  weight management, digestion of macro and micro nutrients and disease prevention.  You will learn the connection of the liver gallbladder to weight management, hormone and brain health.  Lauren will take you through the three easy steps to a healthy liver gallbladder that can be done in the comfort of your own home.   Mark your calendar and join us for this fabulous day of rejuvenation as we awaken, ground and provide you with the tools you need for a healthier mind, body and soul.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Qigong and Seminar Cost $60.00
or separate
Qigong Session $25.00
Liver Gallbladder Detox $ 40.00

 Live Well LLC
5721 Windsor Gate Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Qigong Energy Session           1:30 – 2:45
Refreshments                           2:45 – 3:00    
Liver/Gallbladder                      3:00 – 3:45
Workshop                                  3:45 – 4:30

Liver Gallbladder Seminar  

A. Function of the Liver and Gallbladder
B. Why a Liver Gallbladder flush is essential in our toxic world
C. Benefits of a Liver Gallbladder Detox

  • Cleanse and strengthen the liver
  • Cleanse and strengthen the gallbladder
  • Cleanse the blood
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improve fatty acid metabolism
  • Improve hormone function
  • Improve cholesterol metabolism
  • Improve elimination and relief from constipation
  • Weight loss and reduction in body fat
  • Disease preventive strategy
  • Radiant hair, skin and nails
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve mood and irritability
  • Remove small gallstones from the gallbladder
  • Minimize risk of osteoporosis
  • Change of lifestyle, improved health, well-being and committment
  • Workshop in the kitchen 3:45- 4:30

    Simple instructions, simple solutions

  • Coffee enema procedure
    Gallbladder flush procedure

“Empowering you to achieve radiant health and well-being”

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Cardio Protective Nutrition for a Healthy Heart

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in Athletic Performance, Detoxification, Energy Support, Mineral Support


“Prevent cardiovascular disease,  understand the causes,  empower yourself to take action”

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease and mortality in the industrialized world.  Current theories on the etiology of CVD formation include the endotoxin theory of damage to the tunica, the inflammation and oxidation of cholesterol theory and the hydroxyapatite theory of calcium formation.   This literature review explores six leading phytonutrients and minerals, Bear garlic (Allium ursinum), Garlic (Allium Sativum), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Delta Tocotrienol, and Vitamin D3 and Coral Calcium, shown effective against the causes of atherosclerosis.  Along with a healthy diet, exercise and stress management we found that phytonutrients from plants and minerals are effective in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis.

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Disease Prevention Strategies for 2016

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in Detoxification, Detoxification and Cleansing Support, Energy Support, Mineral Support, Nutritional Support



  • As we contemplate our wellness resolutions this New Year, consider integrating a detoxification, nutritional supplementation and stress management component to your wellness program.   Mark your calendar and join us for an open house to learn simple strategies to make 2016 your year to learn the latest  disease prevention techniques and the importance of  detoxification.

    Sunday, February 28, 2016
    3-5 pm
    Seminar Cost $40.00
    (applied toward consultation)

    Live Well LLC
    5721 Windsor Gate Lane
    Fairfax, VA 22030


    Acute or chronic toxicity from environmental chemicals, infectious agents (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and electromagnetic radiation stress or injure our cell (Banasik, 2013). Toxicity can cause disease and is the number one challenge facing our health today (Sears, 2013).  Chronic toxicity can alter cellular function and the microenvironment of the cell (Casey, Amedei, Aguilano et al 2015)   leading to diseases  including, cardiovascular, endocrine disorders (thyroid, hormonal imbalances) neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s) and many cancers including breast, prostate (Sears, 2013) and blood cancers including leukemia.

    Internal detoxification is the elimination of internal stressors including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and environmental toxins from pesticides and heavy metals which suppress the immune system and interfere with cellular communication and or function (Copstead & Banasik, 2013). Many phytonutrients and minerals have been targeted as inhibitory agents capable of influencing tumorigenesis and stimulating apoptosis of cancer cells cell (Casey, Amedei, Aguilano et al 2015).  Many FDA approved, herbal botanicals (phytonutrients) support internal detoxification including:

    • Allicidin effectively eliminates candida and other bacteria
    • Medi-clay FX and Gamma Detox  promote intracellular and extracellular detoxification
    • Cardio ND is a blood cleanser shown to safely and effectively support healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular health
    • Immuno ND detoxifies the lymph improving immune function
    • Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf and Premier HCL detoxify viruses supporting immune function of white blood cells


    A healthy diet is essential, difficult to maintain and typically not enough to prevent and reverse disease.  Nutritional deficiencies and infection may provide stimulus for disease and cancer cell proliferation (Banasik, 2013). Provide your cells with the phytonutrient (plant based nutrients) through supplementation and dietary support to keep your cells and organs working at optimal function.

    Focus your programs on:

    • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
    • Supporting the immune system
    • Balancing the pH of the bodily fluids through dietary and mineral support
    • Improving the digestion and absorption of micro and macronutrients


    Exercise has been clinically shown to be essential to our health and well-being due to increased cellular metabolism and stress reduction. Benefits of exercise include:

    • Increases oxygen and cellular detoxification
    • Increased ventilation and circulation
    • Stress relief through release of catecholamines and stress hormones  (Seaward, 2015)
    • Physical stimulation prevents homeostatic dysfunction
    • Increases physical fitness and quality of life
    • Reduces fatigue
    • Improve energy and stamina
    • Promotes weight loss through activation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

    “Empowering you to achieve radiant health and well-being”



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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Turmeric and Ginger

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in All, Detoxification, Nutritional Support, Uncategorized


Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Turmeric and Ginger

The inflammatory response is the body’s natural response to tissue injury of any kind.  It results in increased vascular permeability by the release of vasoactive and chemotactic factors to begin the repair and healing process, the emigration of leukocytes to clear debris and phagocytosis of collagen and extracellular matrix degradation.  Oxidation is a necessary, yet a destructive element of the inflammatory process and can lead to oxidative stress resulting in chronic inflammation as the body struggles to repair itself.  Many natural herbs have been clinically shown to be effective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.  We will discuss the inflammatory process and provide current research on the anti-inflammatory effects of Turmeric (Curcumin longa) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale).

Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Inflammation occurs when cells are injured by either endogenous (internal) or exogenous (external) injuries (Banasik, 2013).  Endogenous injuries from surgeries and physical trauma damage tissue and interfere with cell signaling communication and cellular metabolism.  Exogenous sources from infections including pathogens (viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungi and parasites) or foreign substances from environmental toxins also result in inflammation. Inflammation stimulates the body’s immune system which is designed to defend and eliminate these stressors by neutralizing and destroying harmful agents, limiting their proliferation to neighboring tissues and repairing damaged tissue (Banasik, 2013). 

Oxidizing agents are destructive byproducts of the inflammatory response because they attack cell membranes and can cause permeability releasing nitric oxide which reacts with oxygen to attack microbial molecules (Banasik, 2013).  Oxidative stress is defines as a disturbance in the balance between the production of reactive oxygen species (free radical and reactive metabolites) and the antioxidant defenses of the system to detoxify the reactive intermediates and repair the resulting damage (Wikepedia, 2015).  Oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, disruptions in normal mechanisms of cellular signaling and DNA damage (Wikepedia, 2015) resulting in many diseases including pulmonary, neurological, diabetes, cardiovascular, and cancers (He, Yue, Zheng et al 2015) and many others.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) (root) has been used for thousands of years in China for medicinal purposes (Murray, 2013).  Its therapeutic actions include anti-emetic, gastrointestinal support, choloagogue, spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory (Murray, 2013).  We will discuss current research on the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic effects.  The active constituents that appear to demonstrate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities are the phenolic compounds gingerol, shogaol, paradol, zingerone, zerumbone (Tahir, Sani, Murad et al 2015).  The anti-inflammatory effects of ginger are due to the inhibitory effect to reduce prostaglandin synthesis, leukotriene biosynthesis (Al-Nahain, Jahan and Rahmatullah 2014) thromboxanes and its other antioxidant activities (Murray, 2013).

Gingerols are phenolic substances found in the rhizome shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anticancer properties (Wang, Zhang, and Yang et al 2014).  Inappropriate T lymphocyte function is implicated in the inflammatory process.  Gingerol extracts were shown to inhibit DNA synthesis by T lymphocytes and interferon-y synthesis (Bernard, Furlong and Power et al. (2015).   Gingerol (8) and gingerol (10) impaired IL-2 induced proliferation of CLL-2 cells through the inhibition of IL-2 receptor signaling. The anticancer activities of 6-Gingerol are via a variety of biological pathways involved in apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, cytotoxic activity and inhibition of angiogenesis (Wang et al 2014) the growth of new blood vessels. 

Zingerone from ginger is an anti-inflammatory agent shown to suppress acute systemic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inflammation via nuclear factor (NF-kB) and proinflammatory cytokines in mice (Hsiang, Cheng, Lo, et al. 2015).  Zerumbone a sesquiterpene from wild ginger rhizome has been shown to contain ant carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiallergenic properties (Shieh, Huang, Wang et al. 2015).  The antiallergenic properties are due to reducing allergen specific immunoglobulin E (lgE) and increasing lgG2a antibodies, preventing eosinophilic pulmonary infiltration and ameliorating mucus hypersecretion suggesting the anti-allergic effects result from modulation of Th1/Th2 cytokines (Shieh et al 2015).

Zingiber officinale and Gelam honey was shown to be have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects against colorectal cancer by stimulation of apoptosis (upregulation of caspase 9 and lkB genes) and downregulation of the KRAS,ERK, AKT, Bclxl and NFkB (p65) genes (Tahir, Sani, Murad et al. 2015).   It has also been shown to ameliorate Rheumatoid arthritis by stopping RA-induced bone destruction (Al-Nahain, Jahan, and Rahmatullah 2014).


Curcumin longa (Turmeric) (root) has been used for 4,000 years as an herbal remedy in medicine.  It contains therapeutic action as an anti-arthritic, anti-asthmatic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antifungal, antihyperlipidemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiulcer, antiviral, cholagogue, expectorant, hepatic and hypoglycemic (Peterson, 2015).  We will discuss the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Curcumin has been shown to display anti-inflammatory activity and alleviate oxidative stress in chronic diseases through the Nrf2-keap1 pathway and through its natural chemical structure as a free radical scavenger (He et al., 2015).  Curcumin suppresses pro-inflammatory pathways and blocks the product of TNF by binding to TNF directly remediating TNF cell signaling in various cells (He et al., 2015).   As an antioxidant, curcumin is known to bind amyloids, stabilizing protein homeostasis networks (He et al., 2015).

Cardiovascular diseases have been shown to develop from oxidative stress, inflammation and activation of proinflammatory cytokines (He et al., 2015).  Curcumin was shown to protect against inflammation, cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis by inhibiting p200-HAT activity and other signaling pathways (He et al., 2015).  Curcumin suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced inflammation in vascular smooth muscle cells of rats by inhibition of TLR4-MAPK/NF-kB pathways (He et al., 2015).  Parodi et al. found mice treated with curcumin exhibited decreases in aortic tissue activator protein – and NF-kB DHA binding lowering concentrations of IL1B, IL-6, MCP-1 and MMP-9 (He et al. 2015).  Curcumin was shown to stimulate apoptosis of H9c2 cells by upregulating reverse oxygen species (ROS) and triggering the activation of JNK’s (He et al., 2015).

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition resulting in inflammation of the synovial joints.  ROS mediates many transcription factors that regulate gene expression, growth factors, chemokines and inflammatory cytokines suspected to play a role in RA.  Curcumin has raised a great deal of interest as a therapy for RA and clinical trials are under way.  Curcumin activated caspase-3 and -9, up regulated Bax, down-regulated Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL, degraded poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in RA patients (He et al. 2015).  Curcumin showed anti-inflammatory response in synovial fibroblasts by suppression of COX-2 and inhibition of prostaglandin E2 synthesis (He et al. 2015). Lee et al also found in vitro that curcumin abolished the p65 NF-kB nuclear translocation and binding activity of NF-kB DNA  by inhibition of COX-2 and MMP-9 and reduction of IkBa phosphorylation in IL-1B and TNF –a-articular chondrocytes (He et al., 2015).


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Banasik, J. (2013). Inflammation and immunity. In Pathophysiology (5th, pp. 157-193). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.

Bernard, M., Furlong, S. J., Power Coombs, M. R., & Hoskin, D. W. (2015). Differential Inhibition of T Lymphocyte Proliferation and Cytokine Synthesis by [6]-Gingerol, [8]-Gingerol, and [10]-Gingerol. [Abstract]. Phytotherapy Research. doi:10.1002/ptr.5414

He, Y., Yue, Y., Zheng, X., Zhang, K., Chen, S., & Du, Z. (2015). Curcumin, inflammation, and chronic diseases: how are they linked? Molecules, 9183-213. doi:10.3390/molecules20059183

Hsiang, C. Y., Cheng, H. M., Lo, H. Y., Li, C. C., Chou, P. C., Lee, Y. C., & Ho, T. Y. (2015). Ginger and Zingerone ameliorate lipopolysaccharide-induced acute systemic inflammation in Mice, assessed by nuclear factor-?B bioluminescent imaging. [Abstract]. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63, 6051-8. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.5b01801

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Oral Contraceptives: A Risk Factor to Gallbladder Disorders

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in All, Detoxification, Digestive Support, Educational Series, Endocrine Support, Nutritional Support


Gallbladder disease affects an estimated 20 million Americans and is now the leading surgical procedure in the United States (Hoffman, 2014). Research as far back as 1975 reported on the necessity of administering Vitamin B6 to prevent excretion of tryptophan metabolites resulting from use of oral contraceptives in woman. More than 99 percent of women age 15-44 have used some form of contraceptive (Guttmacher, 2014) and oral contraceptives account for an estimated 17 percent, about 10 million American woman. Recent studies now link oral contraceptives as the leading risk factor in gallbladder disease in woman who have ever used oral contraceptives. Nutritional scientists identify vitamin B6 deficiencies as the principle cause of gallbladder disorders associated with oral contraceptive use. Supplementation with live source B6 is essential for the prevention of gallbladder disorders and disease in woman taking oral contraceptives.

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Nutrition and Detoxification Therapies for the Treatment of Thyroid Disease

Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in All, Detoxification, Endocrine Support, Nutritional Support, Uncategorized



The World Health Organization recognizes diseases of the endocrine system as being part of a worldwide disease epidemic (Sears, 2011). It is not uncommon for teenagers to be diagnosed with thyroid disorders. Environmental toxicity has only recently, in 2013, been confirmed as a leading cause of thyroid and many other diseases. Research demonstrates that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) alter proper thyroid function via multiple mechanisms resulting in autoimmune disease. This development explains why conventional and holistic treatments for hormone replacement therapies in autoimmune diseases including Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves Disease have not been effective and often result in surgical removal of the gland or treatment with radioactive iodine. Research now shows that the thyroid gland is being over stimulated in a chronic positive feedback mechanism because the thyroid hormones are not reaching or being received and utilized by the target cell receptors to perform their programmed function.

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Written by Lauren Hayden. Posted in All, Detoxification


“Detoxification with Energy Rejuvenation Therapy (ERT) is the ultimate 21st century anti-aging detoxification and biofield restoration method available today.”

Lauren Hayden, CCS, HHP, QRA Energy Rejuvenation Therapy: detoxification

Restoration of the body’s bio-energetic field

April, 2013

Energy Rejuvenation Therapy (ERT) is the ultimate 21st century anti-aging detoxification and bio-field restoration method available today.  ERT is a technique rediscovered from ancient therapeutic healers and refurbished, using current scientific knowledge, clinical trial (Marshall, 2013) research and technology.

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