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Nutritional Supplements Review – Avoid Medicinal Mistakes

pillsOutside the realm of an ordinary diet, nutritional supplements such as super foods and miracle minerals may be among the best kept secrets for optimal health to promote healing at a faster rate, without the side-effects of medicinal mistakes. I’ve compiled a short list of nutritional supplements to review from a few different companies. In fact, I personally use these supplements, after having done much research, to help you become more informed.



Even though supplements have been on the market and available over-the-counter for many years, general knowledge about supplements may feel confusing or incomplete. There are so many more choices now, ranging from complete multi-vitamins to single-ingredient capsules. How do you know what you need, what will work for you, what’s natural or synthetic, and how you can trust the information online or from the sales clerk in that department? It can be paralyzing to the point of not taking any supplements. That’s the first mistake. Don’t let choices get in the way of what you choose for a healthy body – supplements.

Nutrition plays a big part in healing and recovery. But even if you eat well, choosing organic foods and avoiding processed foods, you may still fall short of having what your body really needs for the biggest challenges:

  • Detoxification
  • Youthful aging
  • Fighting cancer and heart disease
  • Maintaining a strong immune system

If you can focus on these few categories listed above, you’ll be taking a big step toward an inclusive nutritional profile for good health.


In most cases you get what you pay for. Synthetic vitamin C is probably less expensive that natural vitamin C, for example. But you should also consider that synthetic vitamins are not so easily absorbed or recognized by the body – that’s why we see such high recommended doses on synthetic vitamins. When it comes to specific supplements I work with, I’ve found that many companies have jumped on the band wagon to make the same claims at a much cheaper price. In fact, they’re using research from effective supplements to promote the cheaper, less effective (or even questionable) versions. Yes, if you grab the best deal (money-wise) it might not be the best deal for you if it doesn’t actually work. . . big mistake.


We all have toxins. No one is completely free of the harmful effects of toxicity. But we can help you get the toxins out, safely and without side-effects. I feel that detox is so important that no supplement program is complete without it. Yes, I have my preferences! After working with supplements for nearly 20 years, I can say that I offer only the best, most unique and most vital supplements for my clients. Ignoring your personal toxicity is mistake number 3.

We start with an effective and safe process using supplements for detoxification. If you prefer a holistic approach to detoxification, you’ll want to include several supplements which target different types of toxicity.

These are elements such as mercury, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic, and lead. They cause neurological damage, interfere with every organ and cell process in the body, steal oxygen from your brain and blood, destroy bone strength, and, in high enough concentrations, heavy metals are instant killers. They accumulate in the body causing chronic disease and debilitating symptoms of every kind. Heavy metals are inorganic chemicals – that is, they contain no carbon in them. To get them out safely, I prefer to use a mineral that acts as an oral chelator – one that binds with the metal, trapping it within its crystalline cage, to safely escort the metal out of the body.

By far the best supplement to remove heavy metals is a natural mineral supplement that is an activated form of zeolite. Activated means that the mineral, which resembles rocks when it’s mined, has been cleaned and micronized to create more surface area ready to absorb toxins. Once these toxins are captured in the zeolite, they flow  with the blood, cleaning organs like the liver and kidneys as they go. Learn more about zeolite here.

These are organic compounds (chemically, they contain carbon atoms and are referred to as “organic”, but they are not good for you). You’ll find them leaching into your water from water bottles, in personal care products, foods, and many other sources. They mimic hormones, interfere with body processes, and cause a multitude of other side effects.

If you have not yet discovered the beauty of natural, therapeutic grade essential oils, you’re missing out on some of Nature’s finest gifts. Lemon essential oil, for example, can easily dissolve glue and grease – try it on a stubborn sticker or greasy pan and you’ll see what happens. In the body, lemon essential oil is a natural degreaser. It can help clear and clean the body of petro-chemicals that are stored in vital organs such as the liver and fatty tissues in the body (including the brain).

I’ve chosen specific essential oils for my personal use, and love that the company I work with sets a high priority on quality. Because of that, I’ve eliminated any of the concerns you might have about using essential oils “off the shelf”. Many of my clients are dealing with a crisis situation. Settling for an inferior product may not offer the results you want. Learn more about essential oils here.


Today’s diet offers more chemical additives, fats and sugars than ever before. These substitutes for good nutrition create not only imbalances in our systems, but a toxic environment for the growth and regeneration of healthy cells. We see it as diabetes, obesity, early aging, brain fog, and susceptibility to infectious diseases. Free radicals are the especially reactive atoms that steal electrons from chemical reactions in the body. They damage cells and body tissues, create inflammation, DNA degradation, and cause many other forms of damage.

In conjunction with better food choices, it is essential to supplement with key nutrients not found in our foods. We’d have to eat mounds vegetables and fruits to get enough fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins necessary for optimal health. What are antioxidants? These are nutrients that bind with free radicals. Antioxidants ameliorate the damage and promote repair at the DNA level. Become aware of telomeres, the ends of every chromosome in every cell. As they shorten due to stress, toxins, and poor nutrition, they fray and activate genes that reveal themselves as aging and disease. Learn more about telomeres here.

Many of the products I recommend are great for the whole body. However, sometimes, it’s a good idea to add extra support when needed. Joint health, bone health, heart health, and many more aspects of nutritional wellness can assist with special needs.


The immune system is a complex system of defenses in the body that work together to keep us healthy. Your first line of defense is your skin. Unbroken, it protects you from the invasion of germs in the environment. However, the immune system is much more than that. Fine hairs and mucous membranes in your respiratory system, acid in your stomach, and white cells floating in the blood all have different roles in fighting germs and fending off the growth of abnormal cells. One of the biggest medicinal mistakes I’ve come across (for most people) is the idea that the immune system needs to be suppressed. For example, we might see immune suppressing drugs prescribed for allergies, arthritis, asthma, and other auto-immune diseases. Yet the properly functioning immune system works in our favor to kill germs and foreign invaders, identify and destroy sick or abnormal cells, and contribute to the regeneration of healthy blood, mucous membranes, healthy skin, and even cellular communication.

The best way to support these important functions is to feed your immune system.

Did you know that medicinal mushrooms have been used therapeutically for hundreds of years? Mushrooms contain phytonutrients such as betaglucans, act as immune modulators, and help your defending cells (white blood cells) search and destroy the enemy. Medicinal mushrooms can also provide anti-angiogenesis, preventing the formation of weak new blood vessels common in certain types of cancer.

  • Feed your immune system
  • Protect against free radical damage
  • Help fight infections and disease
  • Give you the easiest way to be healthy and naturally defend against germs


As a scientist, I understand the value of research, studies, and proof. Yet much of what we have out there in the world to go on is one-sided. Only companies that market pharmaceuticals, doctors, and the medical world are able to make medical claims. I’m fine with that, because what we KNOW is that the body is a miracle. It already knows how to heal. We just need to provide the ingredients for cells to rebuild and repair, defend and support – as it should. The companies I work with offer incredible support, but the best support and evidence comes from personal testimonies that people are using natural supplements which cause no harm and, in many cases, do a lot of good!

Believe the live blood analysis after vital minerals are sprayed into the mouth. Watch how blood cells become unstuck making it easier for blood to carry oxygen and nutrients. Believe the coal miner’s study after these very toxic people were giving activated zeolite to chelate heavy metals. Believe the incredible finds on telomere repair research using specific phyto-nutrients which shows a definite reverse in aging in one important Harvard study. We are surrounded by evidence of natural healing with supplements that stays under the radar. Not believing it is perhaps the biggest mistake.

For more details on specific supplements I personally use – the ones I like for best results – please visit my website and look for nutritional supplements here. I’ve outlined the best choices, featuring supplements for detoxification, immune support, and antioxidants. If your looking for essential oils, many of which can be amazing supplements, find essential oils here.

I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me.


Natural Therapies Practitioner

Have you been wanting to start a new Natural Therapies practice or add the power of Vibration and Sound to your current practice? Do you want to be part of a movement of “Awakeners” that are trained to be of service to humanity by working with 5th dimensional energy coming in? Become awakened!

As we enter a new year, it is a great time to start new ventures. Numerically 2018 is an 11: A Master number, the 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It is instinctual, charismatic, dynamic and capable when its sights are set on a concrete goal. It’s your year to follow your passion and set your sights on the goal of becoming a Certified Practitioner of Vibrational Sound through a SomaEnergetics Certified Vibrational Sound Master Teacher.

Rosemary Levesque in Portland, Oregon, has been actively using Solfeggio frequencies and sound healing in her Reiki practice for two years. Now, as a Reiki Master teacher, she blends an additional opportunity for people looking for a new career or to enhance a current practice with a unique offering of sound healing.

Tuning forks work in the etheric field to help shift the energy body toward wholeness. Since Rosemary also teaches Reiki classes and intuitive workshops, your curriculum is not limited to one modality. Ask Rosemary today about how you can reach your goals as a Natural Therapies practitioner this year, a big year for manifestation! Learn more and register here for sound healing classes through SomaEnergetics.

Recipes For Healing

It’s so easy to get off-track from good intentions. You can remember when you “used to” devote more time to practices that helped calm you, or fed your soul. Perhaps you’re just starting out, looking for better ways to BE in the world and live a healthier life style. Today I’m providing you with simple recipes for healing. You’ll be surprised at how well they work as both fundamental healing recipes and long-term practices for a healthier lifestyle. Let me know what you think.

Watch Recipes For Healing.


Divine Compassion

As we grow in our spirituality, we become more powerful. Sometimes we may come on a little strong, or seem insensitive to others. Yet, this is part of our human-ness and our growth as we become more aware of higher vibrations.

Don’t be afraid of growth or of your personal power. We are all surrounded with loving guides, sacred spirits who want us to be who we are. These guides offer the grace of divine compassion. Learn more and watch here:


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GIVE & RECEIVE – Buy a one-hour healing session for a friend, receive a 10 minute tune-up for yourself!

jasper heartsTake home an extra gift with each session or gift certificate purchased . . .  a genuine heart-shaped crystal of your choice.

December Healing Special – $100 while appointments are available.

Call Rosemary to schedule now.

Undoing Health Mistakes

Earlier I posted an article – Five Most Critical Health Mistakes. It can sometimes feel hopeless, and perhaps even pointless, to try to overcome health mistakes. How can we work with options available to us to deal with toxins, poor diet choices, over-vaccinations, and many of the problems the affect our health in a safe, immediate way? The answers might be simpler than we think. Watch Undoing Health Mistakes below, then contact me if you have any questions.


Five Most Critical Health Mistakes

selfcareMistakes. We all make them, yet for some of us these mistakes feel irreversible. We ultimately experience damage, at least to some degree. Damage comes our way in the form of physical, emotional and spiritual selves as a result of choices, accidents, injuries, surgeries, toxins, drugs and environmental influences. Experiences and interactions with our environment, family members, and humanity can also take its toll on our health. What are some of the most common mistakes people make? What can we do about them to have a healthier life?

The Five Most Critical Health Mistakes

Processed Food – Perhaps the most important aspect of healthy living is offering supportive, restorative nutrients in the form of whole foods to our bodies. Basic cellular replication, immune function, sleep, energy level, mental clarity, performance, growth, repair and vitality all depend on what we feed our bodies. Yet one of the most common mistakes is consuming processed foods – the ones with preservatives and additives, mysterious ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Processed foods were designed to have a long shelf-life, fit into packaging, transport easily, and have an affordable price-tag. Cheaper ingredients that are not locally sourced fit the qualifications for many store-shelf items. The effect on the body is not completely understood, but we are seeing a disturbing trend of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and other chronic diseases increasing yearly at an alarming rate in the United States – a country that seems to boast the most expensive in health care with a not-so-healthy population. (* and ** below)

Toxins – Pesticides, heavy metals, flame retardants, plastics, chemical additives (in foods, personal care products, cleaning products, fabrics, and more) pervade every aspect of our personal environments. Once we become aware of these toxins, we realize it’s difficult to avoid them. The biggest mistake with toxins is our lack of awareness, and perhaps even our lack of willingness to do something about our personal toxicity. We all have a toxic burden of heavy metals – even if it doesn’t show up in a medical test for heavy metals. Heavy metals hide in body tissues, deep in the bones (osteoporosis), deep in fatty tissue that we have a hard time “losing”, and other not-so-obvious places. Toxins interfere with every body function including the blood’s ability to carry oxygen, the brain’s ability to think clearly and sleep well, muscle and joint flexibility, the viability of the immune system, and gut health.

Over-vaccination – Historically humans have had a long-standing fight with microbes. The fight against germs became well-documented with the discovery of the microscope and with the early biological tests of Pasteur, Salk, and Jenner. Now, it seems, we’re being pushed more-and-more toward a type of preventative health care that relies on vaccinations, a kind of artificially induced immunity that in itself may cause more harm than good. In fact, before the age of 6 years, it’s recommended or required that children receive nearly 40 doses of vaccines. (*** below). Many of these vaccines are administered in the first months of life – just when the immune system is developing at its own logical rate.

How did we stray so far from the simple, natural functioning of a healthy immune system? It feels like some of the newer vaccines target unlikely microbes, intimidating parents through guilt or fear should their child become stricken due to lack of caring enough to vaccinate. Though I’m not totally opposed to some vaccinations, I do believe we’ve reached a point that’s beyond ridiculous to a degree of deep concern for the deliberate injection of heavy metals (mercury, aluminum), other toxins, preservatives (formaldehyde), MSG, and antibiotics.(**** below).

Depletion. In a fast-paced culture it might be easy to overlook and even justify NOT taking care of ourselves. Parents, teachers and caregivers, as well as many other folks, are natural nurturers. We give, give, give, often at the expense of our own health. The result can be disastrous in the form of stress, anxiety, worry, mental health challenges, loss of sleep, loss of energy, and a compromised level of overall health. Depletion can manifest emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. We become depleted of vital nutrients absent in our foods. We become depleted of energy as we become even more connected to electronic devices that separate us from the natural atmospheric ions and magnetic energy of the earth. We become depleted of human interaction in a world that supports separation – of race, socioeconomic differences, gender orientation, cultural and religious preferences, and politically-influenced beliefs. Our depletion leads to fear and self-preservation as a priority of our egocentric nature, rather than wholeness, prosperity and abundance.

Narrow-mindedness. We live in an ever-changing world filled with marvelous discoveries and technology. Yet, the companies and government agencies that seem to say they want us to be healthy may be suffering from corruption in the form of skewed priorities – money and profit over natural health and wellness. We see this in genetically modified crops designed to be tolerant of pesticides – a plan that helped increase yields, but further poisoned our foods with pesticides and foreign genes. We see this in expensive designer drugs which treat symptoms without helping to balance body systems. We see this in marketing which promotes ill-begotten trust in a medical system that forgot about the basics of healing and doing no harm. Narrow-mindedness is on my list of most critical health mistakes because we, as a culture, most often choose to follow blindly what we’re fed through television ads and deception. Modern medicine doesn’t have all the answers, and I’m not sure they ever will.

Second Nature Healing offers a holistic selection of natural healing choices. Contact Rosemary for a free consultation to support you on your healing journey.





Animal Guides and Teachers

When working with animal guides and teachers, we can summon the assistance of cards, images, sounds and artifacts related to animals. In my healing center, I invoke specific animals guides with crystal or wooden likenesses that serve as reminders of the qualities of each animal represented. For example, in the north corner of my space I have a wooden carving of an elephant. This elephant guide reminds of heavy structure, strength, connection to earth energies, and commitment to family. It feels very solid and affirming. Similarly, I also have actual representations of specific animals – feathers, fur or skin, fossils, and shells. These I either use directly in healing sessions, or place in their respective areas of the room.

Cards and images may also be used when working with animal guides and teachers. I especially like the decks and images from Susan Seddon Boulet who painted images for her Animal Spirits deck.

Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams is a combination book and deck of cards through which you can do readings, card layouts, or selecting a single card for inspiration and guidance.

Animal Speak by Ted Andrews is another wonderful resource. Ted Andrews also has an inspirational card deck for working with animal guides.

No matter what your choice, begin your exploration in any way you are drawn. Animals, because they are grounded and of pure love & light are safe guides for anyone, from novice to advanced readers and healers. Let me know what you’ve chosen. I’d love to hear from you.

You can reach Rosemary here.