The Importance of Proper Rest In Your Health

The stress we are all under today will overload our adrenals which are our “fight or flight” glands and only needed under extreme stress. But what if we feel stressed most of the time? Our adrenals suffer from exhaustion and “shut down” causing chronic fatigue and many other conditions. How do we keep our adrenals strong? Proper rest is at the top of the list, and what is that? Going to bed at 10:00 p.m. and getting those adrenal restoration hours from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. is essential. Ask yourself when you stay up late and sleep in later, do you feel as energized opposed to going to bed early and getting up early? The reason for these hours is the sun which exerts a positive, stimulating magnetic energy is the furthest away and thus our bodies rest more effeciently. Additional tips for optimal rest and restoration are: A totally dark room free of all electronics, even digital clocks, have your head facing the north if possible, leave the window open for fresh air, wind down one hour before bedtime, rest the mind by journaling, releasing your thoughts that are stressing you before 10:00 p.m. Think of five reasons to be grateful at the close of each day. The mind is powerful and it controls the body.

Do We Create Our Own Depression?

Do you believe in the power of the mind over the body and that our thoughts create our reality? What do we do to create negative thinking and depression:

  1. Faulty nutrition; too much sugar and caffeine
  2. Lack of exercise
  3. Lack of fresh air
  4. Use of pharmaceutical drugs
  5. Self-absorption rather than focusing on making others happy
  6. Victim consciousness; Why me?, negative thinking
  7. Blaming others and circumstances, rather than taking responsibility for yourself
  8. Feeling like we never have enough
  9. Lack of purpose
  10. Being afraid to change

“When the pain of being the same becomes greater than the pain of being different, you change”

We are in challenging times today and many of us have experienced “life-changing events.” We can always change and it is how we handle it that helps define our character. There are life lessons to be learned with change. Are we up to the challenge?

Notes on February 23rd Seminar

On February 23rd Alesandra Slone gave a seminar at Serenity Cove for about 15 attendees on: How to Restore Vitality and Health and Prevent Disease Naturally. Points Covered were:

What does our body need to heal itself?

What depletes our energy, leading to disease?

Where do we get our daily energy?

Lifestyle and nutritional practices were highlighted and one-on-one Dr. Carey Reams Urine and Saliva Testing followed the seminar. Another complimentary seminar will be offered on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Serenity Cove.

February; the Month of Love

February is the month of love and we celebrate it on Valentine’s Day with the ones we love. There have been many books written on love and yet it still remains within most of us as a state we only find ourselves in rarely. Why are we here do you suppose? Is it to love and be loved? What was Christ’s message to the world? Was it not love. These words are profoud: “The world does not remember us by our style or by our wit, it does not remember us by our knowledge or our words. No, the world remembers only one thing. The world remembers love. Remember your caring heart and loving spirit are the most precious gifts to yourself and to the world.” Don Miguel Ruiz’s book entitled “The Mastery of Love.” It is stated that to become masters of love, we have to practice love. you have the right to love, to smile, to be happy, to share your love and not to be afraid to receive it also.

Why Distilled Water?

In a previous blog, I stressed the use of distilled water only. I am sure there are many of you who are not convinced. Let me explain: the water that we drink needs to do the following: Rehydrate, enhance circulation, remove stored toxins [sugars, salts, undigested protein] Only Distilled Water Can Do This!

How many of you ask, isn’t distilled water dead water without minerals? You are correct there are no inorganic minerals which the body cannot assimilate. We can only use organic minerals found in plant food, not water. What do you find inside your kettle when you boil well water, or tap water or spring water? That’s right, a white residue. This are the inorganic minerals. Would you want that residue inside your circulatory system? Food for thought, or rather water for thought.

Often Overlooked and Important tip to the Secret of Losing weight

Do you know that most of us are dehydrated and the right kind of water,how much of it, and how to consume it is so important to flushing out our stored undigested proteins,sugars and salts that all require added fat tissue on the body to safely store these obstructions away from your vital organs.

Here is the formula: Drink half your body weight in ounces of distilled water not spring water and never tap water daily and divide it into about 8-10 ounces per hour starting around 3 am with a glass next to your bedside and being faithful to this especially all morning as your body is in an elimination cycle.

Finally, keep in mind that coffee and tea dehydrate you so added water must be consumed to compensate.  Think about how many cups of coffee you drink in the am and for each you will need an extra 8 ounces of water!

With our country’s alarming rise in dementia and Alzheimer’s keep in mind that our brains are 80% water and clients that receive the Dr. Carey Reams Test of Urine and Saliva here at Serenity Cove will be taught how to consume their water and how much they need. Re-hydrate and be healthy!

What’s Stopping You?

What Prevents Us from Experiencing Passion and Joy in Our Life?

  1. A feeling of inadequacy and not deserving of joy and love.This shows up in our lives by: Over working and being too busy to engage in a loving, passionate relationship.
  2. Overweight
  3. Lack of exercise
  4. Low energy
  5. Poor nutrition from destructive dietary and life style habits (eating late, eating the wrong foods, going to bed too late, lack of proper water)
  6. Depression many times due to a toxic diet namely too much sugar and alcohol
  7. Excessive use of alcohol and drugs and that includes all pharmaceutics
  8. Mega stress which is the worst at depletion of our health
  9. Resistance to being vulnerable
  10. Avoidance
  11. Lack of honesty
  12. Victim consciousness
  13. Physical symptoms of ill health from the emotional body
  14. High ego stroking from various addictions
  15. Fear of failure
  16. Limiting beliefs
  17. Negative self talk ex. not feeling worthy or low self esteem and self love and the belief that they are not worthy of love.

Remember….only you can change your patterns of self-destruction and decide to live with passion and joy so believe in yourself and begin to live your life. You can do it!                                             Alesandra


There is no question that we are facing an epidemic of thyroid disorders.Dr. David Browstein MD believes that iodine deficiency is a big factor as it needs to come from our diet and sources have been declining over the last 30 years.During this time, we have experienced an epidemic of cancer and disorders of the breast,ovaries,uterus and prostate and all of these conditions can be caused by iodine deficiency.

Iodine concentrates in the glandular tissue including the thyroid gland as well as the breast,ovaries,uterus and prostate. The thyroid gland depends on adequate iodine to make thyroid hormone. Iodine deficiency leads to a disruption in thyroid hormone production resulting in hypothyroidism,autoimmune thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer.It is not wonder that all of these conditions have been increasing over the last 30 years as iodine levels have been falling.

Improving the diet is also essential to optimal thyroid function.

Bromine commonly found in soda and bakery products can inhibit iodine in the body. Bromine can cause the body to release iodine. Bromine is also found in computers,clothing and furniture. The continued exposure to environmental and food sources of bromine has increased the body’s need for iodine. Finally, remove gluten from the diet when there are thyroid disorders. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat,rye,and barley. Many people suffer from gluten intolerance.

Researchers have found a significant number of patients with thyroid disorders also have Celiac disease. Studies have shown improvement in thyroid function both with hypothyroidism and autoimmune disorders when a gluten free diet is followed.

Having a healthy thyroid gland is important in order to help you achieve your optimal health. Eating a healthy diet,gluten and bromine free, correcting iodine deficiencies and taking the right supplements can make the difference between feeling ill and enjoying optimal health. You don’t have to suffer with thyroid problems; you can use holistic principles that have been outlined here to overcome thyroid disorders.

Toxic Environments

Many of us today are discovering increasing sensitivities to our surroundings both inside buildings and in our environment.

What makes Serenity Cove unique is the fact that no materials were used that are toxic and would out-gas and no herbicides have been used on the grounds. There is no industry close to Serenity Cove and the power lines are buried here.

So many of us are also carrying added stress due to the many demands in our busy life styles.Now the uncertainty of our finances and future add to our stress burden. Finally we don’t eat right when rushed and we forget to breathe properly adding to the oxygen deficit in our bodies.

Fatigue,allergies,congestion,sinus issues,sleep disruption and digestive issues can all be part of the picture. Do you know that stress is the number one reason for health imbalances and symptoms. Come and give yourself a few days of rest and renewal in a healthy environment. Call Alesandra today to schedule at 423-798-0537.

Finally mold is an epidemic today and lung problems are often an indicator. Many homes and businesses have a high degree of mold infestation so become aware of your home and work environments and ask yourself are they healthy?

Serenity Cove Invites You to Restore the Energy and Passion in Your Life!

Alesandra Slone – Health Advisor

Abundant energy day to day in your life indicates optimum health. Do we not measure our health by how much energy we feel day to day? Have you wondered where your daily energy comes from? The answer may surprise you! No, it is not from our foods or our exercise habits but from how much oxygen you take into your body from deep breathing. In fact, over half of your 100% available energy comes from how you breathe!

Here are the facts to ponder: You cannot survive more than minutes without breathing. Compare this to fasting from foods for long periods of time. Disease of any kind cannot survive in the body when the cells are properly full of oxygen.

When under stress as most of us are today your available air is diminished. The air we all breathe contains less oxygen because of increasing pollution. In fact our air used to contain 20% oxygen and now only 10%. As a result, it is virtually impossible for us to inhale the amount of oxygen we need to effectively fight off diseases.

Even as we continue to pollute our air, we are also cutting down trees locally, and in the rain forests at alarming rates. Trees breathe in the carbon dioxide we breathe out, and they provide oxygen in return. Fewer trees mean less oxygen for us to breathe.

Tap water, which most people consume and not enough of it to flush stored toxins which are over-loading their systems, contains little oxygen because it travels through pipes, never being exposed to air and is treated with high levels of chlorine, which removes oxygen.

Our overcooked over processed foods drastically reduces the amount of oxygen content in the food. Fast food and food that is manufactured to have a long shelf life are oxygen deficient.The only foods high in oxygen are raw uncooked foods.

Finally, the over-prescription of antibiotics also have detrimental effects on the body’s oxygen level because these drugs, wreak havoc on the oxygen producing aerobic bacteria in the digestive tract. All of this, combined with the sedentary lives many of us lead, cause a lack of oxygen.

Here is another interesting fact: A slight decrease in the amount of oxygen a person receives has a detrimental effect on the brain’s function. An estimated 4 million Americans suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and it is expected to quadruple over the next 50 years. The most important life style habit available to us is deep abdominal breathing to increase the oxygen levels in our bodies.

Taking 5 minutes 5 times a day to breathe slowly and deeply beginning in our abdomens and moving the breath all the way up to our throats and back down again will be most beneficial. Suggested times are upon awakening and before meals and before retiring.

Dr. Carey Reams, a bio chemist and founder of the Reams Urine and Saliva testing was a visionary years ago on this discovery and the testing done here reveals the client’s energy from breathing, resting , water consumption and food.

I will leave you with this fact: Out of the 100% available energy to us daily, 56% comes from how we breathe, 24% from our resting habits, 15% from our water intake and only 5% from our foods.

If we lack energy how can we have passion for our life?  Discover more about gaining energy by looking at the Dr. Carey Reams Test of Urine and Saliva listed under Services & Therapies on this site.