How to Turn Unexpected Situations Into Opportunities

How to turn unexpected situations into opportunities?

Let’s face it, life’s full of unexpected surprises and unexpected events. This sometimes may interrupt our daily routine or shift our emotional state very quickly. Some of these surprises might be good and some of them: not so good. Sometimes they are life shaking, causing difficulties and irreversible problems in our lives.

Most people are taught that being in control is a good thing, as it gives a sense of security and safety. Therefore, we’ve learned to arrange our lives in a way where everything is predictable and familiar. We follow the same routine, eat the same kinds of food, have the same types of jobs and experiences, meet the same circle of family and friends, and avoid things we’re not familiar with.

We feel safer in familiar places without interruptions or changes in our daily lives. Attachment causes us to cling to the familiar and creates fear of letting go.

But how do you react to surprises and unexpected events?

  • Do you panic or become stressed?
  • Do you get flustered or angry?
  • Do you hide or “run away” from a situation?

Many people actually find it difficult to cope not only with negative experiences but also with positive ones. For example:

  • You want to make a cup of coffee but discovered that you ran out of coffee.
  • When you arrive at the bus or train station in the morning, you found out that the bus or train will be delayed and you will be late to work.
  • You arrive at a party and noticed your best friend’s talking to someone you dislike.

The truth is, life is full of surprises and unexpected turns that are outside of your control. If this causes you anxiety and stress or affects your moods and behavior, you need to do something about it. Why? Because chronic stress leads to physical or mental illness if you don’t know how to handle it effectively.

Even if you live the same kind of life, doing the same habitual things day after day, there could be unexpected situations. The best way to handle these situations is to be prepared for them. Below are 10 proven tips to help you handle any unexpected changes effectively (and how to turn these into opportunities fast!).

10 Tips for Turn Unexpected Situations Into Opportunities

1. Try to accept the fact that unexpected situations are part of life and are unavoidable. Change is part of life, and the sooner you acknowledge and accept this fact, the better you will feel. When you accept this to some extent, it will be easier for you to deal with anything that happens in your life.

2. Focus only on what you have a control over and stop focusing on what’s outside of your control, such as weather, politics, religious views that are not aligned with yours, other people, food that your family members eat, etc. Instead, focus on controlling your own behavior and learn ways to make yourself feel good naturally. It will release energy that you use to control something outside of yourself and focus your energy on doing something you enjoy.

3. When making your plans, always have an alternative plan, in case the first plan fails. This would prevent you from feeling helpless, fearful, and not know how to proceed.

4. Practice mindful assessment of a situation. If you have a tendency to get angry or panic, evaluate the situation using common sense and logic. In many cases, this could be something of minor importance that is easy to fix, but your body is simply overreacting because it’s unexpected. Recognize this pattern and use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or other techniques to calm down your body’s fight and flight response.

5. If what happened is irreversible, recognize that becoming angry, stressed or panicking is not going to change anything. Remember that your emotional state creates the instant physical response in your body by releasing stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones, if released on regular basis, are very addictive and poisonous to your body. They make your body age and die faster. Just this fact alone is enough to make you stop, think, and act differently.

6. Introduce small changes into your life to teach your body that change is unavoidable. This will help you deal more easily with surprises and events that are outside of your control. For example:

  • Do things that you usually do, but in a different way.
  • Take a different route to your work instead of driving on autopilot.
  • Eat a different breakfast.
  • If you are a coffee drinker, try to drink tea or a protein shake in the morning.
  • Meet someone new and show a genuine interest while speaking with them.

7. Try to focus on the present moment and take advantage of new opportunities that come your way. Instead of thinking about what you lost or dwelling on how bad the situation is, focus on what would make you happy in this moment of your life.

8. Build your willpower. Willpower creates inner strength and stability. It helps you have better control of your mind, your body, and your actions so that you can better deal with any situation. You can develop willpower and self-discipline by challenging yourself to do things you don’t normally do, by doing something outside of your comfort zone, and by doing things that are good for you, for example:

  • Don’t eat sweets at the networking event or at a party while everybody else is enjoying them.
  • Take a cold shower in the morning when you feel like staying in a warm bed.
  • Go for a ran when you feel like sitting on a couch and watching TV.

9. Practice meditation. Just 15 minutes of meditation every day can make a great change in your life, making you feel relaxed and unaffected by the events in your life. A certain amount of inner peace is most welcome in every situation, and meditation is one of the best ways leading to inner peace.

10. Learn about your yourself and your own passions. What makes you jump out of bed every morning? Do you have a passion that makes your soul sing? Are you inspired by an idea, an object, or a person?

The last 2 tips require some training in order to be able to use them. Since surprises, changes, and unexpected events are part of life, it would be very useful if you train yourself, and develop skills that would be of great help in facing unexpected situations.

If you’re earnest in your desire to connect with your passions and develop inner peace, I highly recommend that you download and read my free e-book “How To Create A Passion Driven Business That Attracts Best Customers And Helps You Thrive.”

This book will help you, among other things, develop the skill to discover your passions, and be able to cope with life’s changes and surprises.

And if you’re in the Matawan, New Jersey area or planning to be there, check out our live workshopwhere we dig in deeper about the powerful ways to deal with unexpected events and how to turn them into opportunities that grow your business and improve your personal life. This workshop will also help you focus on your own gifts and talents and find ways to monetize them.

(Relevant Resource: How to Monetize Your Passions: Making Money Doing the Things You Love.)

Enjoy these powerful resources! Also – I’d love to know…

How do you deal with surprises and unexpected challenging events or situations? Do you use a tool or an exercise to shift a negative tailspin into something positive right away? Do share in the comments below! 🙂

Love yourself,

Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT, Rev

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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT, works with women entrepreneurs who suffer from autoimmune illnesses. She helps them rebuild their health so they can create profitable, passion-infused business. She is a gifted intuitive, Human Design analyst, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Past Life Therapist, Human Biofield Specialist change catalyst, passion coach, teacher, and speaker. Find out more about Irina here.


Create an inspired, abundant life that fits YOU – this free tool shows you how…

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As an energy medicine practitioner, a biofield analyst, and a human design expert, I’ve worked with a lot of clients who have been willing to do the work and show up for their lives in a big way. They’ve taken every workshop they can, gone to various therapies, read hundreds of self-development books, hired coaches, and studied every success system they can. Yet, they couldn’t quite create the abundance they’re looking in their lives. They reached a comfortable minimum, but, in spite of all their efforts, they haven’t quite tapped into the joy and the vitality that an inspired and abundant life promises.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. I’ve been a personal growth junkie for most of my life. My desire to master success and abundance came purely out of desperation. At the age of 33, after years of struggling with my failed marriages, I became a single mother and experienced deep dissatisfaction with my life. I had been studying every abundance system I could find and attended every self-help workshop that teaches the science of transformation.

I wrote dozens of affirmations, had a vision board in every room, and set my intentions daily. However, I was still single, overworked, physically and emotionally drained, and struggled to keep up with overwhelming number of priorities in my life.

Until I came across Human Design many years ago.

And when I first received my Human Design reading, I cried because it was very accurate and deeply profound. I discovered that I was a Projector who was not designed to work 9-5 like most people. That explained why my well-paid job as a Project Manager felt so “wrong” and overwhelming. It have been depleting my vital energy for years, triggering my autoimmune condition and making me feel miserable. I learned that, as a 1/3 Ego Projector, in order for me to use my energy properly, I must wait for an invitation instead of making things happen in life. I also learned that I must only engage into relationships if “there’s something there for me”.

While expanding my energy healing practice, I happily quit my 9-5 job and enrolled into the Human Design Program. I spent several years learning, testing and living it.

As I was gaining mastery, I soon found out that learning how to wait and doing what feels right was quite a challenging task. I had never waited for anything in my life! I was a control-freak, planner, go-getter, and a “manifest my own staff” kind of girl. I was also taught that taking the most difficult path, pushing through, and suffering a bit along the way is a good thing for my character.

As crazy as it sounds, doing what felt good left me feeling guilty and lazy. This whole thing about waiting seemed weird to me, but I was willing to experiment with it for a while to see if that worked for me. I have been working and thinking hard my entire life but I could never achieve the results I truly wanted. My healing practice was expanding at a very slow pace despite doing “everything right.” I decided to surrender to my Human Design Strategy and see if something shifts in my life. It didn’t take long.

Within weeks potential clients began contacting me and asking about my services. They were amazed by the accuracy of the Human Design readings and deep transformation they created in their lives. After each consultation, I felt that I was making a REAL difference in the world while being fulfilled emotionally, spiritually and financially. I was able to build a successful practice without doing any hard work.

This experience created a revolution in my life and I began to trust Human Design and its flow of abundance. I eagerly waited to see what the universe had for me each day. In the mornings I would start my day following the energy of inspiration, even if it meant not doing the things I “should be doing”. I allowed my “Higher Self” to show me what it wanted me to do instead of allowing my life to be controlled by my mind and my limiting beliefs.

Now, I have to confess that I never struggled again and every day of my life brings abundance, joy, and bliss. Every day, I’m amazed by the conscious intelligence and its natural way to provide what I need and more.

The Human Design chart shows that we sometimes have to struggle in order to learn and move forward. But we’re not designed to suffer for a long time, to push hard and predict the next steps in our lives. We are designed to BE IN A FLOW with life and to live authentically. When you live your life from that deep, authentic place, the Universe provides you with abundant support, energy, health, vitality, love, relationships, and opportunities so you can be who you really are.

The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out in your mind! Surprisingly, when you let go of your need to control everything, it all unfolds with ease and life become effortless. As you let life unfold while trusting this process, answers and opportunities reveal themselves to you. Nine years later, I’ve learned from experimenting with Human Design over and over again and I love its elegance.

In the Human Design System, there are 4 Energy Types, 12 Profiles, 9 Energy Centers, 32 Channels, 64 Gates, and 196 Incarnation Crosses. And each gate has the possibility of being in one of 6 Lines. Combination of each of these factors in your chart makes you a truly unique being! Because of this distinctive combinations, it’s impossible that you can fit into a one-size-fits-all formula for love, success, or abundance.

Each of us has our own story where we create the success and abundance we deserve in our own way. The Human Design System allows you discover your unique way of creating an inspired, abundant life that fits YOU. It shows you the beauty of who you truly are and how other people’s energy may have been keeping you from experiencing your magnificence. If you’ve ever felt that you’re not abundant, healthy, supported, lovable, purposeful, powerful, or valuable, knowing your Human Design will help you get to know Yourself!

To get started, you need to get your Free Chart here.  Then click the “ORDER HUMAN DESIGN CHART” button right below the page. Once you have your chart, book your free call to get a 20-minute overview.

Can’t wait to do your unique Human Design Chart soon! In the meantime, I’d love to know… what’s one thing about you that you’re aware of that you think really makes you unique? I’d love to see your answers in the comments below even if you think you have no idea at all!

Love Yourself,

Irina Maryanchik

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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT, works with women entrepreneurs who suffer from autoimmune illnesses. She helps them rebuild their health so they can create profitable, passion-infused business. She is a gifted intuitive, Human Design analyst, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Past Life Therapist, Human Biofield Specialist change catalyst, passion coach, teacher, and speaker. Find out more about Irina here.



“I was a different person before I started to write. When I realized I could be a songwriter and that people would listen—that was when I started feeling good in my life.” − Gwen Stefani

Do you feel that you aren’t a ‘creative person’ because you struggle to put an articulate sentence together, or you don’t know how to draw, or you’ve never played an instrument, or you never seem to come up with great ideas in business meetings?

Did you know that even the most creative people, bestselling authors, and songwriters, compare their creativity to others?

Creativity is the expression of your soul and the innermost part of our being when you share something private that only you can see, hear, or sense. It should be free-flowing, natural and spontaneous…

But if you’re like many people I’m blessed to work with, I’ve noticed these common challenges most of them face when getting into the realm of their own creativity:

  • We have forgotten how to be creative, even in the privacy of our own home.
  • We are often creative behind closed doors, but too scared to share ourselves with the world.
  • We don’t believe it’s possible to make a living from our creativity.

Creativity is not an exclusive gift just for artists and music makers. It’s part of being a leader, CEO and solution-oriented business owner. Each of us was born with a capacity to be creative. We simply channel and express our creativity in different ways. It can be easy for some people and a little painful for others.

Creativity allows us to think outside the box and to solve our problems. It also helps us be innovative and to generate new ideas. Sometimes, we’re in a flow with it, other times we’re not.

Regardless of your past conditioning and beliefs, the reality is that you ARE creative in many ways.

Creativity isn’t a magic and something rare, it’s part of who you are.

Many of us grew up being encouraged to focus on facts and logic, over-relying on the analytical mind, details, and science. Creativity is on the opposite side of this spectrum. It engages your imagination, artistic ability, music, passion, intuition, and playfulness.

Humans are designed to engage both sides of the brain, incorporating both, reality and fantasy. And even though many of us may have ignored our creativity, it’s still there in a dormant state, waiting to be discovered…

But how to unleash and tap into the power of your own creativity?

If you want to be creative, your job is to simply open yourself up, follow your passions, and allow an unlimited abundant stream of universal energy to flow through you onto the stage, onto the page, into your speech, into your canvas, or into your relationships.

There are many sources of inspiration available to you at any moment. You can tap into them and have access to millions of new ideas. But this information will only be revealed to you if you open yourself up to receiving inspiration. Daily practices of focusing your attention on the things that inspire and move you will shift your reality, allowing you to live in a flow with nature and life.

Try to be conscious of your self-criticism, fear of rejection, perfectionism, fear of judgment, and other negative emotions that intoxicate your creativity and disturb your inner balance. Removing these distractions from your life and focusing on the things that inspire you will help to shift your awareness and feel peaceful. 

Our soul craves to create and to play. But at the same time, we have a need to feel safe in life. When you allow yourself to be playful, you never know where your inspiration is going to come from or where it could possibly take you on…

Your Creativity is Unique 

Everyone has a different routine or rhythm that ignites creativity. Some need to be well-rested and nourished, creating effortlessly in the morning after breakfast. Others stream creativity in the darkest hours of the night. Some thrive with a rigorous routine, putting in long hours while others need to be free and only create when they feel inspired.


Immerse Yourself in Nature 

Experiencing nature awakens a sense of vitality and joyousness, which invokes your creativity. Without conscious thought, you can look up at the amazing number of stars in the sky or leaves on a single tree, and feel a sense of wholeness and delight. As you gaze at the sky, think about how humanity throughout history (even during the ancient times) and across continents has observed these stars. Have an experience of being a part of something larger than yourself that it timeless and unchanged.

Create Sacred Space at Your Home

In ancient times, sacred spaces, such as temples, churches, were built on land that evoked a sense of connection with the Creator. Sacred places like the temples of India and Machu Picchu have become a place for those who yearn for a sense of connection to the Divine. Your sacred spaces can be created wherever you feel a sense of spaciousness and connection to the life-supporting forces of the universe. Arrange the space in your home or office to bring in more light and nature. It helps you feel expansive as you open up to your important role in all of creation.

Move Mindfully

Many forms of physical movement can be a door into open-minded consciousness and creativity. Somatic therapies such as mindful dance, yoga, martial arts, tai chi, and qi gong, are the well-known ways of quieting the logical mind. They help to access your subconscious mind and connect with the creative forces of nature. Any physical activity that involves discipline and slows down your thoughts, from ice skating to dancing, helps to create new neural connections in your brain and promotes inner balance and problem-solving abilities.

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

A need for discovery, embracing the new and the unfamiliar, can help you transform your life in ways you never thought possible, as you find the strength to move out of fear into something new. We grow when we play out of our comfort zone. To close the gap between where you are and what you want to create, it requires discomfort.

Change Your Established Routine

Look outside of your industry for ideas, take a break to visit new, undiscovered places where you’ve never been before. Change your regular routine, take a different road while driving to work. Chose to wear a different color shirt or a dress. If you wear the make up every day, try not to use it for a couple of days. Go to a department store and try outfits that you wouldn’t normally wear. Look at yourself in the mirror and notice how you feel. Switch what you’re reading or listening to for a couple of weeks.

Turn Negatives Into Positives

If you have a habit of negative self-talk, try changing your automatic negative statements into positive affirmations. Do it as soon as you notice these negative thoughts in your mind. For example, you may change the thought “I can never get it right” to “I always get it right”. Develop a habit of doing this on daily basis and watch your life transform.

Be Present

Learn to be happy in the present moment instead of wishing you were somewhere else. Cultivate gratitude for the things you already have instead of wishing for things you don’t have.

Change Your Environment

Surround yourself with inspiring people, books, movies, music, and environments. Let go of the things in your environment that remind you of your old memories and people you’ve had disagreements or arguments with. Surround yourself with things that inspire you, promote imagination and uplift your spirit, such plants, artwork, crystals, objects from nature, and vibrant colors. 

Dismiss Negativity

Learn to hear and dismiss that voice telling you that no-one will enjoy what you’re creating, that your ideas aren’t interesting, that everything has been said or done before. We all have that voice, but all successful people choose to ignore it. Google executives encourage their employees to play fun activities like volleyball and bowling to activate the creative parts of their brains. You can do that too!

Do you really want to spend the rest of your life listening to this false perception of yourself, that only exists in your head? Or will you listen to the expanded voice of your soul that is calling you to open up the gateway to your creativity?

The Bonus “WAY” – My Favorite Stuff!

  • Singing along to your favorite music as you drive
  • Walking in silence on the beach with your feet in the sand while listening to the birds and waves
  • Doing a headstand or hang upside down
  • Writing with the less dominant hand
  • Learning a new language
  • Tracing figure 8’s in the air
  • Meeting connections with new people

Your family, your friends, and your community are all waiting for you to own and unlock the creativity that wants to pour through you. That passionate stream has been building up behind your mundane life and is ready to burst through you. It’s time to unlock and open those floodgates! Have fun! 

What’s your favorite “getting into your creativity vibe” exercise or activity? Share it in the comments below.

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As lightworkers, we do things differently…

We step out of our safety zone to uncover what we’re really here to do. This is rarely an easy journey or clear path, as we have a lifetime of external conditioning, baggage and blocks… Stories we have been told, stories we have told ourselves and paths we have been told to follow, in order to live a life that fits in with our society and culture.

Our well-meaning family and friends always want to protect us. Our teachers try to fit us into a structure, reshaping and remodeling us from a circle to a square and vise versa. The government, media, and corporations feel safer when we play small, think and live according to what we are told. Many of us have been advised to be more practical, more realistic, and to have a plan B and C.

Over the years, these messages and patterns have created confusion within ourselves about who we really are. Our vision have become blurry and we have lost ourselves … almost.

And yet, it’s never too late. It’s better to be a lion for a day than a hamster on a wheel for a lifetime. Our lion instincts never die because it wants to be heard and be seen.

Many of us have been rejecting our soul’s voice for years. We’ve been trying to fit in, afraid to stand out, numbing our senses with drugs and alcohol, overstimulating our bodies, following gurus, parents or partners, seeking approval, labeling ourselves as ‘freak’, and comparing ourselves to others.

We live in a society where it’s easy to merge with the crowd and follow somebody else agenda.. Our soul has been ignored and beaten down. But it craves to be seen and heard. We are confused about what we are here to do because we have no idea who we truly are.. And sometimes, it takes to experience a crisis in order to change and begin seeing kindness and faith around us.

Our unique gifts and talents have been dormant for years, waiting for the opportunity to take center stage…

It’s time to let them step into a spotlight and be seen, heard and expressed fully.

Allocate time to get to know yourself, even if you’ve done some inner-work before, follow the steps and do it again.

Why? Because what you discovered about yourself last year, last month or last week may already have evolved. There may be more that’s now ready to be revealed, or you may have outgrown what you thought you knew. This is why we do self-inquiry over and over again.


The first step to finding clarity around your life is to reflect on what brought you here. Journal about or contemplate on these questions daily:

– Why are you on this planet at this exact moment in time?

– What are you passionate about today?

– What would you like to accomplish before your life is over?

– What do you want to be recognized for?

There’s a passion, a calling, and a light within you when you do what you love. During those moments, you are given a blessing to create meaningful success that is not only fulfilling, but also in true alignment with who you are.

To achieve this alignment, start by exploring your Magic Purpose Square. Your Magic Purpose Square is when you integrate your talents, passions, skills and intentions. These are distinct aspects, each one of them guiding you to ensure you are on the right path.

Your Magic Purpose Square
Your Magic Purpose Square

1. You passions are things you love and care about.

2. Your talents are what you’re good at and what comes naturally to you. It can be writing, cooking, organizing, teaching, speaking, listening, creating, research, technology, making people laugh, or taking care of others.

3. Your skills are things you have learned in school and college, your professional training and education.

4. The intention is the end result you hope to achieve. This is a product of your imagination and creative potential that exists in your mind and hasn’t been realized yet. Intention is a key to monetizing your passions!

And if you want to learn more how to deepen your understanding of yourself and discover your unique gifts and talents that will allow you to monetize your passions and begin making money doing the things you love to do, join us at this powerful weekend workshop.

Also – in my powerful “Living Life On Your Own Terms” Program, I help people discover their passions and talents so they can become unstoppable in their business and personal life. Find out more about this program here.

Looking forward to supporting you at these transformative workshop-events!

Meantime, I’d love to know… What are you most passionate about in your business, career or personal life? What are the thoughts, feelings and sensations that come up for you when you think about living your passion to the fullest? Share your answers in the comments!

To your greatest success!

Irina Maryancik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT


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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT, works with women entrepreneurs who suffer from autoimmune illnesses. She helps them rebuild their health so they can create profitable, passion-infused business. She is a gifted intuitive, Human Design analyst, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Past Life Therapist, Human Biofield Specialist change catalyst, passion coach, teacher, and speaker. Find out more about Irina here.

How to Become Limitless

How To Become Limitless

When I first started following the call to become an entrepreneur, I had a stable full-time job in NY City, best health benefits in the country, and a six-figure salary. Everything looked perfect on the outside, but I felt miserable on the inside. My body was in a constant pain from sitting on the office chair in front of a monitor for 7 hours a day. I was forcing myself to wake up at 6:000 am every morning so I could be on a 7 am bus filled with sleep-deprived, fagged commuters. I envied people who celebrated their retirement and was secretly hoping to be that person.

I decided to hire a business coach to help me learn how to be self-directed and confident. The greatest gift she gave me was this phrase: “Your only limitation is the one you place on yourself”. She invited me to explore where I was playing small, and what limits I was self-imposing. While working with her I realized that I am truly limitless. So what determined the height of the glass ceilings I created for myself?

Dr. Bruce Lipton’s who studies human biology, explains how we inherit our belief system of what is possible through generations of genetics. Since a was a little girl, I remember my father admiring people who worked for the big corporations and receiving great retirement and health benefits. He would always negatively commented on the entrepreneurship as it couldn’t guarantee a secured future financial stability.

His fears and beliefs were stored deep in my subconscious mind and impacted every part of my career and life. I gave up my personal freedom in exchange for financial stability.

We not only inherit and download the DNA of our parents’ and grandparents’ physical conditions but also their fears and behaviors. This means that we not only inherit our height and eye color but also what we believe is possible in our life.

And this inherited expectation deepens when we spend time with people who have the same limiting beliefs (often fear based), enabling us to get stuck in a never-ending cycle, which we then pass on to our children.

The good news is that, just like our physical health, these mental settings can be changed, thanks to the science of epigenetics. If lifestyle and environmental factors can influence our biological gene expression, what is possible for our inherited mental patterns, beliefs, and behaviors?

Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression, rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Dr. Bruce Lipton and Dr. Joe Dispenza are leaders in the epigenetics field. They explain that every person on the planet has the opportunity to become whoever they want to become, complete with unimaginable power and the ability to operate from the highest possibilities.

They believe that we all have the power to break free from our inherited programming. The first step is to recognize that our subconscious mind exists and has been influencing us. Past Life Therapy, Biofield science, and kinesiology have helped me greatly with learning how to let go of my own fear-based mindset and become an innovative entrepreneur.


Your ego, your dark side, the devil on your shoulder, your inner critic… Yes, we all have one and you may know its presence by another name.

Whatever name you call it, it’s likely to have held you back in the past. And the only way you can inerrant with it is to make peace with it, which can be emotionally challenging for many of us.

Your ego does not like when you follow your heart, when starting your dream business or when you dream big. It feels threatened by the creativity and unknowing nature of the future. You will be cracked open and old insecurities and sensitivity will be triggered by limiting beliefs, past stories, blocks, or self-esteem issues.

Unconventional careers ignite our ego because our major fears as humans are humiliation and feeling unloved. This makes us more vulnerable when pursuing entrepreneurship.

Stepping out as a business owner, you are vulnerable and open to criticism, which is especially hard for us. Expressing yourself, sharing your creativity, creating new goals and visions that others might not yet see or believe in, and being seen and heard as your true authentic self is scary. It threatens our ego that wants to feel safe, cool and collected.

It’s a natural survival mechanism for our ego to protect us from the unknown by playing small and staying away from the spotlight. To protect you, the ego tells you stories about being unworthy, about lack of money, about being seen, being heard, and being successful.

Ego tells you about who you are ‘not allowed’ to be. It attaches itself to old failures, stories and, as a result, you can get stuck in patterns and behaviors that most entrepreneurs recognize: overwhelm, perfectionism, imposter syndrome and outdated limiting beliefs that have been with you for years. You may overthink everything and create problems and blocks that exist only in your head.

Do you recognize these thoughts that the ego clings onto to make you stay safe?

“I am good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, qualified enough, connected enough, or young/old enough. In short, never enough of anything!”

Looking at your own insecurities may make you feel uncomfortable, but working through years of limiting beliefs will eventually pay off. Before your audience believes in you, you must believe in yourself!

I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. When you connect with that love and your passion, that’s when everything shifts.

The secret to overcoming your ego and its fears is knowing that everyone feels this way at times, even your heroes and role models. Recognize and acknowledge these voices and fears without acting on them. The important thing is to understand that it’s okay to feel your fears because you are human. Just don’t let fear hijack your plans because you have a higher purpose to fulfill in life.

Occasionally, you may be rerouted by your fears taking over. We’re about to learn now how to explore and acknowledge our fears, then course correct by reframing them, turning back towards faith. While we never become 100% immune to fears of humiliation or judgment, we can work to identify and diffuse fears as they arise. Transitioning from fear to faith is a daily choice we can make as an entrepreneur.

In my powerful “Living Live on Your Own Terms” program, I help people recognize and eliminate their ego-imposed fears so they can become unstoppable in their business and personal life.  Find out more about the program here or view our transformative workshops here.

To your greatest success,

Irina Maryanchik

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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT, works with women entrepreneurs who suffer from autoimmune illnesses. She helps them rebuild their health so they can create profitable, passion-infused business. She is a gifted intuitive, Human Design analyst, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Past Life Therapist, Human Biofield Specialist change catalyst, passion coach, teacher, and speaker. Find out more about Irina here.



Best way to reverse chronic illness and get more energy

  • Do you find it difficult to lose weight or keep it off?
  • Are you overweight or out of shape?
  • How’s your energy level?

Do you get out of bed each morning energized and feel strong, vibrant, and alert whole day? Or you drag yourself out of bed and suffer from fatigue, irritability, or poor concentration?

How is your overall level of health? Are you free of pains and distressing illnesses?

Or you suffer from a chronic disorder that just doesn’t go away, such as allergies arthritis.

Do you have indigestion, low blood sugar, cardiovascular problems, headaches, depression, or frequent infections?

If you have any of these symptoms, chances are you are undernourished. For many of my clients, undernourishment is very common, even if they think they eat “correctly”. Obesity, for example, is a sign of undernourishment. My overweight clients are literally starving for nutrients to satisfy their hunger and normalize their metabolism. Even if they are eating only the highest quality healthy foods, they very deficient in the vital nutrients their body needs to work properly.

Fortunately, our body always lets us know when we are not feeding it correctly. The symptoms we experience are the signals that our body sends us, telling us that it needs to be supported with energy that matched our metabolism.

If you want to enhance or maintain your health, there is no substitute for eating according to your metabolic type. Regardless of your current physical health, knowing your metabolic type is the first step in start enjoying a life full of vibrant health and fitness, and free of the degenerative illnesses that disturb many people in developed countries.

What’s Your Metabolic Type?

The three metabolic types are Protein Type, Carbo Type, and Mixed Type. Once you identify your metabolic type and the diet that is right for you, you can modify your diet, enjoy abundant energy, and extend your life!

You and your family member might both be Protein Types, which means vegetarian-based diets and carbohydrates will not be the best food for you. But even though you both need to eat protein and restrict carbohydrates, he/she might require heavier proteins and be more reactive to carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches.

Even though you were born with a specific set of dietary requirements dictated by your genetics, your needs can shift for a number of reasons, such as stress, illness, exercise or nutrient deficiencies. Your diet is highly individualized and it is constantly changing. That’s why I energy test foods and fine-turn their diet while we work together.

When we complete their blood tests and determine their metabolic type, we can fine-tune their diet. They know exactly what kinds of foods are compatible with their body chemistry. We determine what foods energize them, make them feel great, and support their health over the longer term. They learn the secrets of combining macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) in the specific proportions that are just right for them. Learning exactly what foods to choose and exactly how to combine them is of fundamental importance for eating according to your metabolic type. The list below gives you a brief synopsis or preview of the three general metabolic types and the diets that correspond to each category.


If you are a Protein Type, it means your cells metabolize carbohydrates too quickly and your body relies on glycolysis for energy (fast oxidizer). The parasympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system is stronger and more dominant than the sympathetic branch. Protein Types require a high protein intake in order to strengthen their sympathetic system and balance their slow metabolism. They need high protein to slow down their rapid cellular oxidation rate.

  • High protein
  • Heavy, fatty,
  • High-purine proteins
  • High fats and oils
  • Low carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: fast oxidizer or parasympathetic dominant


If you are a Carbo Type, you need a higher percentage of carbohydrates in your diet in order to strengthen the parasympathetic branch of your nervous system. You need to consume more carbohydrates in your diet in order to speed up your naturally slow cellular oxidation rate and acidify your too-alkaline metabolism.

  • Low protein
  • Light, lean, low-purine proteins
  • Low fats and oils
  • High carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: slow oxidizer or sympathetic dominant


If you’re a Mixed Type, you combine the other two types. You need to eat a mixture of foods that will support both sides of your autonomic nervous system – both your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Since your cellular oxidation rate is neither fast nor slow, you need to eat a mixture of foods so that you will not create a one-sided effect that speeds up or slows down your cellular oxidation rate.

  • Mixture of high-fat, high-purine proteins and low-fat
  • Low-purine proteins
  • Requires equal ratios of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: neither fast nor slow oxidizer neither parasympathetic nor sympathetic dominant

These 3 metabolic types provide a starting point that will enable you to customize your diet and eat in alignment with your body’s nutritional needs.

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  • Do you suffer from fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, frequent headaches, hair loss, insomnia, or food sensitivities?

Maria had been ignoring these symptoms for years because they seemed minor and not life threatening. She was living life as if she were healthy, ate whatever she wanted, and acted as if she was just like everyone else. As the years passed, she began to feel less energetic and gained weight. She looked older than her real age, suffered from constant joint pain, anxiety, and insomnia. When Maria came to see me, she said that she didn’t recognize herself and wanted to understand what was happening to her.

I ordered blood work and performed adrenal and thyroid energy tests. The results showed that Maria had a chronic autoimmune illness called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  In addition, she had an overactive adrenal function, which caused her body to produce too much stress hormones – adrenalin and cortisol.

People with the autoimmune disease typically feel very discouraged. For them, undergoing conventional treatments rarely leads to a higher quality of life.

What is Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune disease can involve any organ or system in the body: joints, skin, digestive system, hormones, nerves, connective tissues, and muscles. Rheumatoid arthritis affects your joints. With Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the thyroid is attacked. MS (multiple sclerosis) destroys myelin, the protective layer around your nerves.

While it may seem that these conditions are vastly different, the common theme in all of them is that your immune system gets confused and starts attacking your body. The immune system is designed to protect you from foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. It creates antibodies that are used to identify and destroy pathogens; enabling you to recover from an illness. With autoimmunity, these antibodies target healthy tissue. This leads to inflammation and cell destruction: like an army aiming its own weapons against itself!

Autoimmune illness often affects multiple organs or systems; which makes it extremely difficult to receive proper treatment. Some autoimmune diseases cause chronic symptoms, while others have little or no disease activity or flare ups. Many autoimmune conditions commonly present with nonspecific symptoms like pain and fatigue. Because these symptoms are not easily identified with a specific condition, diagnosis is troublesome. Symptoms can also vary widely from person to person, making an accurate diagnosis problematic.

The AARDA (American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association) estimates that more than 50 million Americans (roughly 1 in 6) suffer from autoimmune diseases; 75 percent of whom are women. Medical science has identified more than 100 autoimmune diseases, with another 40 suspected to have an autoimmune component. Autoimmune disease is one of the most significant healthcare issues facing our world today.

Types of Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are classified into two groups: organ-specific diseases and non-organ-specific diseases. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (which affects the thyroid gland) and type 1 diabetes (which affects the pancreas) would be examples of organ-specific diseases. Some non-organ-specific diseases would be rheumatoid arthritis (which affects the joints) and lupus (which affects connective tissue). Organs of the endocrine system (thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands, etc.) are the most commonly affected. The most commonly affected non-organ tissues are connective tissues: such as blood, muscles, and joints. Many autoimmune diseases commonly coexist with others: for example, celiac disease and Hashimoto’s.

Unfortunately, obtaining a proper diagnosis is often very challenging for those of us suffering from autoimmune diseases. According to the AARDA, those with an autoimmune disease spend an average of 4 years seeking diagnosis; with visits to more than 4 physicians in the process. Some go undiagnosed for years, while others get misdiagnosed with other conditions.

The undiagnosed and misdiagnosed rate for celiac disease can be as high as 83 percent; showing how difficult it truly can be to obtain answers. Autoimmune disease symptoms can be nonspecific, mild, and gradually build over time; making it difficult to determine if you need to see your physician. When you do, you are often told everything is fine and further testing that could uncover early warning signs is not ordered.

One of the biggest issues with the conventional treatment of autoimmune disease is that it’s often misdiagnosed. This leads to people being bounced around between primary care physicians and multiple specialists before getting proper testing and treatment. Many of us who suffer from autoimmune symptoms wonder why we should even bother seeking a diagnosis, especially if our symptoms can be improved just by making dietary and lifestyle changes. However, there are benefits to having a clear diagnosis.

THIS QUIZ will help you become clear about your risk of autoimmune illness. Also given are suggestions about the first steps you can make to start improving the quality of your life.

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One of the biggest issues with the conventional approach to autoimmune disease is that it’s often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. This leads to patients being bounced around between primary care physicians and specialists before obtaining proper testing and treatment. Many of us who suffer from autoimmune symptoms wonder why we should even bother seeking a diagnosis, especially if our symptoms can be improved just by making dietary and lifestyle changes. However, there are benefits to having a clear diagnosis.

In order to prevent complications from the damage caused by autoimmune disease, early diagnosis is important. A correct diagnosis helps you to connect with the specialists and other medical providers you need, weigh treatment options, and think about how you want to navigate dietary and lifestyle modifications. Unfortunately, obtaining a proper diagnosis is often the most difficult part of the process for those of us suffering from autoimmune disease.

Awareness of the autoimmune diseases related to your current diagnosis can be helpful if signs of new diseases become obvious, as it can make these new diagnoses easier for health-care providers by pointing them toward likely disorders and allowing for earlier identification of multiple autoimmune syndromes.

The following quiz will help you become clear about your risk of autoimmune illness. Also given are suggestions about the first steps you can make to start improving the quality of your life.


0 – never occurs

1 – symptom occurs monthly

2 – symptom occurs weekly

3 – symptom occurs daily

4 – symptom occurs several times per day


(Add an appropriate number for every symptom)

  • Abdominal pain or stomach cramps
  • Anemia of any type (YES – 10, NO – 0)
  • Blood or mucus in stool
  • Chronic pain in muscles, joints, and bones
  • Chronic viral condition (shingles, chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr, mono, herpes, hepatitis, or other chronic viral condition) (YES – 5, NO – 0)
  • Cold hands or feet and trouble staying warm
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Decreased sense of taste or smell
  • Dermatitis or itchy skin
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing (brain fog)
  • Difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or lump in the throat
  • Difficulty with exercise
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Dry eyes, mouth, or skin
  • Family members have autoimmune conditions (YES – 5, NO – 0, multiple – 10)
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Feeling puffy or inflamed
  • Food allergies/ sensitivities
  • Food and sound sensitivities (YES – 5, NO – 0)
  • Headaches
  • Heat intolerance and/ or sun sensitivity
  • Heaviness in limbs, loss of muscle tone
  • I was diagnosed with 1 Autoimmune disease (YES – 30, NO – 0)
  • I was diagnosed with 2 or more Autoimmune diseases (YES – 50, NO – 0)
  • IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, or both
  • Loss of outer third of eyebrow
  • Morning stiffness
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Night sweats
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Osteoporosis or osteopenia (YES – 10, NO – 0)
  • Periodontal infections or gum issues
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rashes, hives, and skin issues of unknown origin
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Overweight
  • Unexplained low-grade fever
  • Weakness and/or tremor
  • White patches on skin or inside of the mouth


  • I am a woman (YES – 10, NO – 0)
  • I have heavy and painful periods ((YES – 10, NO – 0)
  • I have infertility (YES – 10, NO – 0)
  • I have had multiple miscarriages (YES – 10, NO – 0)



Very Low Risk. If some of the symptoms you are experiencing are aggravating, make it a priority to speak with your doctor or holistic practitioner to find out if they could be caused by other conditions. Make lifestyle and diet modifications that help to reduce your risk.


Low Risk. This is the silent autoimmunity stage. You may have antibodies present, but you are not experiencing disruptive symptoms. If you are suffering from autoimmune disease, ask your doctor to order these lab tests. Remove gluten and dairy from your diet.


Moderate Risk. There is a high chance that some of your symptoms may be caused by an autoimmune reaction. At this stage, lifestyle and diet intervention can significantly improve the quality of your life. Order these lab tests and switch to the Autoimmune Paleo Diet. Order the food sensitivity testing (contact us to order) to find out which foods trigger the autoimmune response.

Over 101:

High Risk. You have an autoimmune disease, or your current symptoms make diagnosis very likely. Form a healthcare providers team (if you don’t already have one) and consider changes immediately to improve the quality of your life. Order these lab tests, begin the Autoimmune Paleo Diet, remove emotional and physical stress, and seek support from your friends and family. Connect with others who have the same condition and share your experience with them. If you live in a big city, consider moving into a cleaner area closer to the ocean or a park. Replace high impact exercise with yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or walking.



10 Ways To Improve Your Vision

Over the past years, there has been a marked in­crease in the number of people who wear glasses and contact lenses. This can be put down to drasti­cally increased computer usage both at home and at work, and increased TV watching. Good news for opticians around the world – bad news for us. I hear complaints about the eyes related problems almost daily, some people have the dry eyes and must use the eye drops daily, others have excess fluid in the eyes which creates fuzzy vision and difficulties read­ing. This article provides techniques that help im­prove the health of your eyes and prevent develop­ing eye-related illnesses.

Your eyes need regular exercise and supply of energy in order to be healthy, just like any other muscle in the body. Your eyes may eventu­ally give up on you and you will need glasses or contact lenses. This doesn’t have to be the case if you regularly take care of your eyes. In this article, I will show you how you can care for your eyes naturally so you can have great vision at any age.

If you start wearing glasses or contact lenses your eyesight will only get worse over time rather than get better as your eyes will get used to the new lenses and need even stronger lenses to function properly. Everybody who wears glasses and contacts will tell you their eyes have grad u-ally got worse over time.

Conditions such as Chronic Dry Eyes, optic neuritis, glaucoma are often associated with chronic health problems. The imbal­ance in the body can manifest in the eyes, just as the health of the eyes is frequently an indicator of the illness or imbalance in the particular organ or other location in the body.

Puffiness and Dark Circles?

Puffiness in the eye area is either caused by a pool of liquid or a pool of mucus both of which are caused by issues with the kidneys. The type caused by pools of liquid is often caused by excessive liquid intake over­working the kidneys with frequent urination, leading to inflammation.

The second type, caused by accu­mulation of mucus and fat directly correlates to built-up mucus and fat in and around the kidneys and other organs in that region of the body. The consumption of mucus and fat-containing foods such as dairy products, meat, poultry, sug­ar, refined grains, and oils. Reduc­ing or eliminating these foods from one’s diet will not only reduce or eliminate puffy eyelids and eye bags but will also correct the inter­nal cause. Regular detoxification efforts will also be beneficial.

Dark Circles under the eyes typically indicate the problems or disorders with the kidneys, and adrenal and gonad hormones. These problems can stem from issues with reproductive or excretory functions which are often caused by the ex­cessive consumption of salty, roasted, baked, or dried foods. A yellowish tone in the eye area is directly related to an over-functioning liver and gallbladder.

A gray discoloration can not only indicate an issue with the kidneys, but also with the lungs, endocrine and lymph systems, and reproduc­tive system. These issues can be caused by excessive ingestion of yang foods such as salt, dairy, ani­mal fats, and meat. It can also indicate a lack of oxygen in the body and is often present with smokers.

Poor Eye Health Indicates Dysfunction in Organs

My approach to treating eye related problems is to correct the under­lined energy systems that support the eyes and to promote the blood circulation to the eyes. I have used these techniques on myself and my clients for many years to correct a wide range of eye problems. If your notice that your vision suddenly gets worse, it can be energetically related to the dysfunction in the Kidney, Liver, or Stom­ach meridians.

Holding Acupressure Sedating, Strengthen­ing and Control points for Kidney, Liver, or Stomach meridians helps to balance many eye related issues. Your energy medicine practitioner can determine if these meridi­ans are over or under energized and bal­ance them.

When you are treated for an eye condition with using the methods described here, any underlying imbal­ances that are attributing to your symptoms will be reduced. These techniques can be helpful in treating the following conditions:

  • Glaucoma
  • Floaters
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Allergies
  • Macular Degeneration Optic Atrophy
  • Night Blindness
  • Chronic Dry Eyes
  • Tired or Twitching Eyes Bad Night Vision
  • Circles Under Eyes

Natural Ways to Improve Eye Health

There are many Acupuncture Points located around the eyes that promote eye health. These points bring energy and blood to the eyes and allow nourish­ing the tissue around the eyes.

Visual information from the eyes is processed in the occipital area of the brain, located in the back of the head. Bladder meridian passes through the eyes as well as the occipital (back) part of the brain. Activating points of the Bladder meridian is very effective in re­lieving the painful symptoms. These points are located on both sides of the face. Apply a deep pressure with thumbs, index, or middle fingers of both hands for 2-4 minutes:

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.03 PMBladder 1 (BL-1) – This point is located in the inner corner of each eye. This point brings energy and blood to the eyes and can be used to treat eye pain as well as other eye related ill­nesses such as glaucoma, night blind­ness, early-stage cataracts, conjunctivitis and blurred vision.

Bladder 2 (BL-2) – This point is located at the inner end of the eyebrow. Some of the indications to use this point include twitching of the eyelids, glaucoma, frontal headache, blurring or failing of vision, excessive tearing, redness, swelling, pain of the eyes, dimness of vision, visual diz­ziness, night blindness, headache follow­ing alcohol intoxication, and color blind­ness.

HN-4 – Located in the hollow at the mid­point of the eyebrow, directly above the pu­pil. It is used for eye strain, acute conjuncti­vitis, cloudiness of the cornea, frontal head­ache, floaters, myopia, redness, visual ob­struction, swelling and pain of the eyes, twitching of the eyelids, and ptosis.

Triple Warmer 23 (TW-23) – The Triple Warmer 23 locat­ed in the hollow at the outside end of the eyebrows. This point is used for all eye and facial problems including headaches, red­ness and pain of the eye, blurring of vision, twitching of the eyelids, Optic nerve atrophy, and blurred vision.

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.13 PMGall Bladder 1 (GB-1) – Located on the out­side corner of the eye. This point is used to brighten the eyes as well as for headaches, redness and pain of the eyes, failing or blur­ring of vision, photophobia, dry, itchy eyes, early-stage cataracts, and conjunctivitis.

HN-7 – Located below the eye, approximate­ly one-fourth the distance from the outer to the center side of the eye. Used for all types of eye diseases, inflammation of the optic nerve, atrophy of the optic nerve, glaucoma, nearsightedness, and macular degenera­tion.

Stomach 1 (ST 1) – With the eyes looking straight forward, this point is located directly below the pupil, between the eyeball and the eye socket. This is the main point for all eye problems, conjunctivitis, night blind­ness, facial paralysis, and excessive tearing.

Exercises To Strengthen Eye Muscles


Blinking is an often overlooked yet simple way to keep your eyes fresh and being able to focus longer. Computer users and television watchers tend to blink less, es­pecially when they are intently focused on something.

After you have done this for two minutes, mentally take note of how your eyes feel, are they strained, re­laxed, tired.

Whenever you blink your eyes are going into a brief period of darkness which helps to keep your eyes fresh and discharges previous information. This also helps to reduce eye strain.


Palming is done to relieve stress around the eyes and as a way to relax your eyes while taking a break. It gives you the op­portunity to rest your mind and your eyes for a few minutes at a time. Palming

brings increased flow of energy to your eyes and balances the brain circuits that receive visual stimuli

  • Make yourself comfortable whilst leaning forward on a desk or with your elbows resting on your knees. Close your eyes.
  • Place your two palms over your eyes, your fingers on your forehead and the heel of your hands resting on your cheekbones.
  • If possible, extend your thumbs to cover the temples. Cross the baby fingers over the 3rd eye or cross one hand over the other.

Tracing Figure 8

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.50.20 PMThis is to exercise your eye muscles and increase their flexibility.

  • Imagine a giant horizontal figure of eight in front of you about 10 feet in front of you and mentally turn it on its side.
  • Trace it one way for a few minutes and then the other way for a few minutes.
  • Try figure-8-ting both eyes with fingers of one hand using a ‘Metabolizing 8’ that meets at the center. This helps the eyes to metabolize light, stimulation, and stress as well as increases coordi­nation and communication between the eyes and the brain.


Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.57.53 PMTap your eyelids to brings energies into motion and resets the eye’s signaling to the brain.

  • Lay the finger over an eye and gently tap on that finger with the other hand.
  • Do the same on the other eye.

This helps with eye fatigue. You may also tap along the sutures of the skull and all over the scalp and temples to help release the muscles that support the eyes. End by pulling the ears.


  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Stretch out your arm and extend your thumb out.
  • Focus on your thumb as your arm is outstretched.
  • Bring your thumb closer to you, focusing all the time, until your thumb is about 3 inches in front of your face.
  • Move your thumb away again until your arm is fully outstretched.

Do this for a few minutes at a time.

Essential Nutrients For Your Eyes

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and Zeaxanthin compounds are carotenoids related to beta-carotene. They are both found in large quantities in the lens and retina of the eyes. Their function is to protect the eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which can interact with and break down healthy tissue. Lutein and Zeaxanthin help protect the eyes by filtering high-energy blue light protecting underlying cell layers from potential light damage. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in yellow and orange fruits & vegetables, dark green, leafy vegetables and egg yolks.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid increases glutathione levels in the body. It is a naturally produced antioxidant that protects against cataracts in the eye and helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver.


Vitamin A helps prevent night blindness, stops the formation of cataracts, and may prevent blindness from macular degeneration.

Vitamin C helps the eye’s production of aqueous humor and the reformation of the cornea. It also helps to reduce the risk of cataracts.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant shown to prevent cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamin B12 helps the eye shield protein in the lens.

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7 Strategies to Overcome Diabetes Naturally

Did your doctor order a blood test to check your glucose assuming that you may have symptoms of diabetes?

If your fasting blood sugar is between 108 and 125 you are considered pre-diabetic. But if your number is above 125 mgm/dL, they’ll say you have diabetes, which means your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to push glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells refuse to accept glucose. As a result, it builds up in your blood.

When I work with my diabetic clients, lowering their fasting blood sugar is my main step. In this article I will share simile natural methods to overcome diabetes naturally.

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Metformin leads to lower levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Research show that 70-75% of people diagnosed with prediabetes will progress to diabetes. If you are pre-diabetic, your doctor will most likely put you on a blockbuster drug Metformin (also known as Glucophage). Over 120 million people take it to try to control their blood sugar. Metformin creates serious health problems and makes it even more likely that you’ll develop diabetes, because it doesn’t address the root cause of a problem.

The most serious side effect of Metformin is that it leads to lower levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for people with an underactive thyroid.1 Researchers studied data from over 74,000 people taking metformin over 25 years. Compared to another diabetes drug, metformin was linked to a 55% higher risk for low TSH levels.

Low TSH levels increase your risk of diabetes

Researchers in the Netherlands looked at 8,452 people without diabetes.  They found that those with the lowest TSH levels had a 20% higher risk of developing diabetes than those with the highest levels. But for people with prediabetes, the risk of progressing to full diabetes was 40%.2 Because Metformin lowers your TSH levels, it increases your risk of getting full-blown diabetes.

I’ve been helping my clients not just manage diabetes symptoms, but help them reverse their diabetes using energy medicine, lifestyle, customized dietary protocols.

Natural Solutions for Diabetes 

As a first step, I recommend all my clients to exclude sugar, alcohol and carbs. My diabetes diet plan includes low glycemic foods that don’t spike blood sugar. I also recommend specific supplements that naturally improve the body’s insulin response.

Foods to remove

  • All grains and corn
  • Caffeine, alcohol, sugar and salt
  • Processed foods, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup
  • Potatoes and other white colored foods

Foods to add

Look for grass-fed beef and non-dairy products, wild-caught cold water fish, and poultry and eggs from pastured animals. Fat and protein in these foods will not raise your blood sugar. Choose healthy fats like unrefined cold pressed olive oil and coconut oil.

  • Add protein each meal – meat, fish and poultry. Protein helps your body balance insulin, build muscles and repair tissues that are essential for preventing diabetes.
  • Nuts and seeds – they are a good source of protein and have Omega 3s.
  • Low glycemic vegetables.
  • Fruits and berries with the skin.
  • High protein breakfast every morning is critical. It will help to stabilize your blood sugar, reduce cravings, and supply energy for the entire day. Download my Breakfast Recipe Book for the Beautiful and Slim body.

Top 6 Diabetes Fighting Supplements

1. Berberine

Berberine is a plant phytonutrient extracted from medicinal herbs, such as barberry and goldenseal. And its performance in human type 2 diabetes clinical trials has been amazing. One study of diabetic patients who took 1,000 mg of berberine per day lowered fasting blood sugar levels by more than 20%, from diabetic to normal levels.

Benefits of Berberine:

  • makes the blood sugar lowering hormone insulin more effective
  • decreases insulin resistance and sugar production in the liver
  • helps the body break down sugars inside cells

Recommended Dosage: 500 mg capsule two to three times a day with food. A dose of 1,000 mg to 1,500 mg is effective for many of my people (see references section).

Berberine alone can help you lower your blood sugar. You may also add other minerals and nutrients such as like green coffee bean extract chromium, or vanadium.

2. Vanadium

Vanadium is a vital trace mineral that mimics the action of insulin. It helps to transport glucose from the blood into the cells where it can be converted to energy. In one study, people with diabetes who took vanadium supplements daily lowered their blood sugar levels by 10% on average after just three weeks.

Dietary Sources of Vanadium

The best food sources of vanadium are mushrooms, parsley, dill weed, shellfish, black pepper, beer, wine, and grains.

Vanadium exists in several forms, including vandal sulfate and vanadate. Vanadyl sulfate is most commonly found in nutritional supplements.

Recommended dosage: 500 mcg 3 times daily. Don’t exceed 10 mg in a day.

3. Guava

In Japan guava tea is used for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Guava tea compounds stop absorption of sugar and help to control blood sugar levels after meals. The article published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” listed two studies showing this effect. The first study showed the short-term benefits of drinking guava leaf tea after eating white rice had decreases in blood sugar that were greater after 30 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes than people who ate the same amount of white rice followed by drinking hot water.

Drinking guava leaf tea may also cause beneficial changes in your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. According to an article published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” in February 2010, participants of the study who drank guava leaf tea had lowered total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein levels and triglycerides after eight weeks whether or not they were receiving medical treatment to lower their cholesterol levels.

When shopping for guava tea, look for varieties made from the dried leaves.

4. Vitamin D

Low vitamin D3 levels are directly linked to insulin resistance, prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes. One study revealed that even a minor D3 deficiency can increase your risk of diabetes by 91%.5 You can get vitamin D3 from just 10 minutes a day in the midday sun. You may also eat Vitamin-D-rich foods like mackerel, tuna, sardines, salmon, pastured eggs, grass-fed beef, and liver. Take 8,000 IUs per day.

5. Chromium

Chromium is a very important mineral to help regulate and even reverse diabetes. In one study, participants took chromium picolinate for 30 days. All participants had diabetes. After 30 days, participants’ cholesterol had dropped an average of 19 points, with LDL cholesterol (the kind that can contribute to heart disease) dropping by more than 10 points. Even more important, the average fasting blood sugar level fell by 26 mg/dL.3

6. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)

Alpha (ALA) helps to control and prevent nerve and circulatory damage done by diabetes. In one study, people taking ALA showed improved blood pressure, reduced nerve damage, and better circulation.

While chromium makes cells more receptive to insulin, ALA improves your body’s utilization of glucose. Vanadium acts like insulin and lowers your body’s need to produce insulin.

Together, these supplements will give you a natural and powerful support protocol to help balance your blood sugar and reverse diabetes.


Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a health care provider. Some animals given vanadate supplements have developed anemia, low white blood cell counts (the cells that help to fight infection), and high cholesterol.

People with high cholesterol, anemia, an infection, or any health problem causing a low white blood cell count, such as HIV, should not take vanadium without first talking to their doctor.

Because vanadium may lower blood sugar levels, people with diabetes who take medication to control blood sugar may be at risk of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia if they take vanadium.

By Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT — Click HERE to connect with me.


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