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You’ve seen them; unassuming pieces of metal jewelry with signature terminal ends that resemble two large ball bearings. Made popular by golfers, ionic bracelets have made headlines in more ways than one. But do work and are they really, as the 2001 “false advertising” lawsuit claims, just hype?

Not according to this dedicated customer. I wasn’t sure about buying an ionic bracelet. I’d started having trouble with my left wrist over ten years ago and I was diagnosed with the beginnings of carpel tunnel syndrome. I was forced to wear a metal brace, which made typing and other everyday tasks awkward. On a whim, I decided to try a magnetic bracelet. It seemed to help and I wore it for several years but still experienced wrist pain. So, when it tarnished to the point of being unattractive, I never replaced it.

Fast forward to 2003. I got into a fender bender where I was hit from behind and developed a herniated disk in my neck. I was told I’d need surgery but I elected to try physical therapy first. I thought about getting back into magnetic therapy and that’s when I found the ionic bracelet. It was costly and, at first, I was skeptical about its claims. Still, natural therapies had been working for me so far so I decided to give it a try.

I was so pleased! Not only did the pain in my neck improve but I had more energy, less anxiety and other aches and pains I’ve had as a result of my digestive/autoimmune problems disappeared. I never expected that. I’ve had the same ionic bracelet now for over six years and I never take it off unless I get into salt water (you shouldn’t wear ionic bracelets in salt).

So how do ionic bracelets work? Basically, our bodies are filled with a life force energy commonly known as, “chi”. This energy is designed to flow freely and naturally throughout the body. Unfortunately, stress, electromagnetic chaos (think microwaves and cell phones), poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and environmental pollution cause blockages in the natural flow of our life energy. Ionic bracelets help to unblock and balance that energy in the same fashion as acupuncture.

When my closest friend developed carpel tunnel syndrome a year ago, she asked me if I really thought an ionic bracelet would help her I told her I thought it would. She invested in one of her own and within a week, her pain was gone!

She went on to recommend the bracelet to her mother-in-law who suffers from fibromyalgia and her mother-in-law experienced such a decline in pain and an increase in energy, she was able to tackle house projects she hadn’t been able to in years!

So do ionic bracelets work? Yes! It is my sincere belief that they are an investment in ones health and well-being.

Which ionic bracelet do I use? Q Ray. I can’t vouch for any other ionic bracelets but I can say my Q Ray works.

Go to the websites, read the testimonials and talk to real people who wear ionic bracelets then make the decision if one is right for you. You’ll be glad you did.

Caution: 

If you have a pacemaker, consult your healthcare practitioner before wearing any ionic jewelry. Remove your ionic bracelet before entering salt water.

For more information on how to heal your body naturally, visit: www.itoldyouiwassick.com.

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Do you have unexplained symptoms? Have you gone to doctor after doctor and taken test after test just to have the health professionals you’re going to for help insist they can find nothing wrong with you?

I feel your pain.

I was sick from birth. As an infant, I had terrible colic, threw up constantly and did nothing but scream and cry most of the day unless I was passed out from exhaustion. In early childhood I had terrible behavioral and cognitive problems that only grew worse as I went into my teenage years.

I moved out on my own at 17 and continued to go to doctors trying to find out what was causing the constant stomach and muscle pain. I didn’t know at the time that the emotional and behavioral problems were linked to the same culprit. It wasn’t until my hair started falling out and my weight dropped drastically that I went to a naturopath for the first time.

He looked over my medical records, my symptoms and my behavior and knew, almost instantly, that my problem was food intolerance related.

Eight years later, I’m following a healthy diet free of the foods that used to make me sick from head to toe; gluten, corn and processed sugars and to a lesser degree, beans and peanuts and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

Do you have a food allergy or intolerance?

Food intolerance has been linked to the following health problems:

  • Sinusitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin rashes
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Delayed learning
  • Behavioral/cognitive problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Flatulence
  • Candida (yeast)

among others.

As the digestive system struggles to assimilate what it is sensitive to, the body produces an inflammatory response causing one or more of the above symptoms.

Intolerance to wheat gluten has even been linked to autism spectrum disorders.

Also, those who suffer from autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome may develop food sensitivities that can worsen the symptoms of these conditions.

So what do you do if you believe your symptoms may be linked to food sensitivity?

While some would advise a blood test either done at your doctor’s office or through a home self-testing kit, my advice is to avoid this. Research shows, since we all make antibodies to the food we eat, blood tests for food sensitivity are too inconclusive to be of benefit.

Instead, try an elimination diet followed by the reintroduction of the most common foods that cause symptoms of intolerance. These being wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, egg, citrus, nuts and seafood. 

The best example of an elimination diet I have recently come across is under the link below.

Elimination Diet

 Though it is categorized under fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, this elimination diet can be used by anybody who is looking to see if food sensitivity is the cause of their chronic ill health.

I would offer the diet I followed myself but it was mostly rice and vegetables and the above list has much more variety. 😉

Remember to keep a journal of what you’ve eaten throughout the day and don’t give up. It’s tedious at first but the results are absolutely worth the journey.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Check out the Product Review Page on my website for a list of natural products I’ve used to improve my digestive health.

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