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Looking for honest, practical and hype-free holistic health strategies that get to the root of the problem?

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., and like many of you, I know first hand what it's like to live with the challenges of chronic illness and chronic pain.  I'm also a trained mental health professional and a holistic health counselor.  This combination puts me in a unique position where I can offer professional guidance with the added touch of deep understanding that can come only through personal experience.

Through my personal and professional experience I have found that, regardless of the diagnosis, at the root of most mental and physical health conditions, including chronic pain, are one or more of the following:
  • Poor Diet
  • Nutritional Deficiencies or Imbalances
  • Chronic Stress & Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
  • Candida Overgrowth or other Dysbiosis
  • Environmental Toxins
When these core factors are addressed, significant, and sometimes dramatic, improvements in your mental and physical health can be made. On this site I will share with you the facts about each of these elements, their relationship to your health and the steps needed to confront them.

One of the cornerstones of holistic health is the patients involvement in self-care. Although a competent health care professional should be consulted for all health conditions, self-care is a crucial component of the healing process because it empowers you and enhances whatever treatment approach you follow.

I will assist you by providing you with the information you need to build an effective self-care plan that enables you to become an informed consumer and work as a partner with your health care provider. You will learn how to optimize your physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health using the Paleo diet, green living, mindfulness, functional medicine tests and a variety of other holistic self-care strategies.

5 Easy Steps to Improved Health

1. Start out by getting your free Ebook "Eating for Better Health when you subscribe to Holistic Help newsletter. Make simple changes in your diet and lifestyle that will optimize your health and keep up to date on changes and new resources added to the holistic help website by filling out your name and address in the sign up form and browse all the sections found below.

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2. Learn how unidentified nutritional deficiencies impact your health and how a balanced and customized nutritional supplement can take all the guess work out of which supplements are right for you and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to support functioning in key biochemical pathways that help your body detox more effectively, promotes balance in your nervous, immune and vascular systems and enhance your antioxidant system to protect you from free radical damage. Get your unique biochemical evaluation today.


3. Use the ALCAT test to find out if hidden food sensitivities, environmental toxins or mold are at the root of your chronic illness, some of your physiological or psychological symptoms, health conditions or chronic pain. Learn to design a diet that supports your unique biochemistry and promotes optimal health.

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4.Find out if Candida overgrowth is impacting your physical and mental health. Understand its role in chronic illness and other health conditions, including chronic pain and all psychiatric disorders, how to recognize it and address it effectively.


5.Learn how Functional Medicine Tests can optimize your mental and physical health by identifying the underlying biochemical causes of your condition, disorder or symptoms.


5.Use the simple, practical and affordable self-care technique of Mindfulness to not only optimize your physical, emotional and spiritual health, but to live a richer, deeper and more meaningful life.


7.Visit the other sections of this site to learn more holistic self-care strategies to improve your physical and mental health and relieve pain.




Definition
What it is the philosophy behind holistic health and how can it help you? 

Coping with Chronic Pain
A new view of pain and it's presence in our life.  Alternative health strategies for coping with the challenges of chronic pain.

Nutrition
Use nutrition to achieve optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Living with Chronic Illness
Explore the impact of chronic illness on an individuals life and how to cope more effectively.  Alternative tips ,techniques and strategies

Self-Care Articles
Here you'll find an abundance of free alternative health articles to assist you in living with chronic illness or chronic pain.

Remedies
Holistic remedies are a valuable and effective alternative health option for the body mind and spirit.

Environmental Health
There are many environmental health concerns that effect not only the planet but our mental and physical health as well. Many of the chronic health conditions we see today in society are the result of environmental toxins.

Colon Cleansing
Colon cleansing is a very beneficial and effective method for maintaining a healthy colon that functions optimally and enhances mental and physical health.

Medicine
Strives to help the individual to achieve the highest level of functioning and a sense of well-being regardless of presence or absence of illness or disease, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious life that is lived as fully and completely as possible

Sexual Health
Our sexual health has a powerful impact on our physical, mental and spiritual health, because sex has many positive effects on the body, mind and spirit.

Dental Health
Good dental health has a significant effect on our mental and physical health and is much more complex than just brushing or flossing.

Spiritual Health
How and why spiritual health is so important for our mental and physical health and our overall well being. Ways to enrich it and use it to improve our life and health.

Mental Health
Holistic mental health uses alternative mental health therapies instead of drugs, emphasizes the role of diet, nutrition, environment, body chemistry and the interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit to produce optimal psychological health.

Fibromyalgia
An overview of Fibromyalgia or aka FMS, it's main symptoms, triggers, theories on cause, position in the medical community and impact on the inflicted individuals life.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Multiple chemical sensitivity - how it's acquired, what are its symptoms and the impact on the individuals life.

Menopause Symptoms
Explore some of the most common Menopause symptoms, their causes, the significant impact on a woman's life and some steps she can take to find relief.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
An overview of the complicated and disabling condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. A look at the most significant symptoms, characteristics and their range of severity.

Weight Loss Information
Weight loss information with a holistic approach gets to the root of the problem and helps you achieve long lasting healthy weight loss results that are good for the body, mind and spirit.

Migraine Headache
The migraine headache is the mother of all headaches that produces excruciating pain and disrupts the lives of those inflicted. Information, advice and humor for living with migraines.

Effects of Stress
The effects of stress on our life is an important issue for any health conscious individual today. Explore the some of the many ways it effects our mental, physical and spiritual health.

What is Brain Health?
Your brain is the captain of the ship and there cannot be optimal physical, emotional or spiritual health if it is not healthy.

How to Overcome Food Addiction, Compulsive Overeating and Bulimia
Learn how to overcome food addiction, compulsive overeating, bulimia and anorexia with simple changes in your diet and lifestyle.

What Causes Obesity?
Discover the truth about what really causes obesity and how you can lose weight easily and improve your overall health.

Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Your Health
An overview of chronic stress, its effect on your health, and the profound ramifications it can have physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Preventing & Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Use these three simple steps to not only prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes, but balance your cholesterol and triglycerides and encourage optimal health overall.

Understanding How Your Immune System Works
Learn the fundamentals of how your immune system works and be astonished by its complex ability to protect your body from foreign invaders.

Holistic Health Counseling
Need someone to talk to who understands?  If you're ready to take it another step further, and would like a more personal approach, give me a call to set up a phone consultation. 

Books for Self-Care
Cynthia share's a collection of her wholistic life management strategies and tips for living with chronic illness or chronic pain to improve the quality of your life.
   
Inspirational Quotes
Inspirational quotes to nurture spirituality, brighten your day and enhance a holistic life style.

About Cynthia Perkins
Learn more about me.  My background and education.

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"It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society."
~J. Krishnamurti