Looking to get fitter, leaner, happier? + Holistic Chick goes on vacation

Hey there guys and gals! How in the world are you?

Well, I hope.

As for me, I’ve changed my name and my game! Holistic Chick, well, she took a vacation…and she never came back.

She was stressed, ya know? That girl wanted to fix the world, but the world didn’t want to be fixed!

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So Holistic Chick is relaxing on a beach somewhere in my heart nursing a GMO-free, certified organic Pina Colada while I have been at work revamping my entire bizz!

These days you can find me online as Ashley Lynn, Health coach. I’ve been as busy as a bumble bee with motherhood, of course, and in addition I’ve recently begun working with clients again! I’m running monthly boot camps and online accountability groups. It’s been incredible, to say the very least.

I’m doing what I LOVE; motherhood AND coaching! I feel so blessed beyond expression.

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I have a new WordPress website that I will be updating frequently, and I planned on deleting this site after directing you over there…but I find that I can’t.

As insignificant as this blog may be in the wide, wide scheme of things, all 69 of you who followed and read what I had to say meant something to me.

So I can’t bring myself to delete this account. Like ever. I appreciate every one of you like-minds.

If you are interested in coming along with me in this new direction, still with a passion for truth and organic life, PLEASE DO! 

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While coaching incredible women and mothering three incredible children I have discovered uncharted strength within me, and I want to help other women tap into their inner strength as well.

If you are looking to get fitter, stronger, healthier, happier – please hop over to my new page and follow! I will be answering life’s questions over there plus posting weekly inspirational and game-changing informative content! 🙂

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I update Facebook and Instagram DAILY

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Thank you all for your support through the years – I love you all and hope to stay in contact. ❤

Communal vaccine debate continues

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As our communal discourse about vaccines continues, I am in part relieved just to see people at least willing to talk somewhat openly about the taboo subject. To quote Jon Rappoport of Nomorefakenews.com, “Vaccines are the holy sacrament of the medical church; they are supposed to be left alone.”

My heart, on the other hand, feels constricted as I see that the majority of people will continue to lap at the CDC’s feeding trough, hungry for the continuum of their comforting assurances – Life is safe. You are safe. We will protect you. Those big scary conspiracy theorists can’t puncture your safety net as long as we’re around. 

I digress.

Printed in the September 10th, 2014 edition of the Homer News, a concerned citizen writes:

“I was dismayed to read the fear mongering anti-vaccination opinion piece by Ashley Gregoire published in the Homer news recently. She asserts that there was a major Centers for Disease Control “coverup” that recently came out, but she was terribly short on facts. The “coverup” was instead a disagreement on statistical data analysis reporting from one team member on a paper that was published 10 years ago.”

Allow me to respond with a statement that is not my own.

“My name is William Thompson. I am a senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. 

I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at an increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

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Dr. Thompson goes on to say that he still believes in the necessity of vaccines ect., but that the CDC has a responsibility to be straight forward about potential side effects.

I do not see this to be a report of disagreement among colleagues, barring the obvious fact that they probably disagree with Mr. Thompson’s recent decision to come clean. I see this as a clear admission of medical fraud.

It is also worth noting that two of Mr. Thompson’s aforementioned coauthors, Colleen Boyle and Frank DeStefano, hold positions as CDC research scientists under a conflict of interest as they are also high ranking CDC executives. This basically means they work the PR front for the CDC, making folks comfortable while simultaneously cooking data behind the scenes.

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The concerned Homer citizen goes on to state that I fail to mention the 2010 retraction of Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 submission to the Lancet suggesting a connection between MMR and the development of autism. I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Wakefield as the pioneer of medical and scientific integrity that he is. You can learn more about his fascinating story, research and vindication herehttp://youtu.be/LgWkhWkd_vo .

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Delving further into this letter, said citizen voices concern for her safety and for the collective immunity of our community. Herd immunity, as I have voiced before, is a mythological phenomenon. There is absolutely no credible scientific evidence to prove that herd immunity is anything beyond a scare tactic, and if we look at the numbers we can conclude it is an outrageous lie.

Children under 15 years of age make up only 20% of the American population, and when we consider the fact that vaccines induce immunity lasting 5 – 10 years in the instances where they are effective at all, we are looking at a population wherein 80% of people are unvaccinated.

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“Herd immunity is not a scare tactic made up by conspirators to devalue your individual freedoms. That is paranoia. Herd immunity works on a population-level basis and is fairly straightforward in it’s effectiveness – we have seen our collective immunity decrease as fear mongering like what we read from Mrs. Gregoire plays with the emotions of parents.”

No such collective immunity exists in scientific literature, nor do we observe it in everyday life. For example, every winter my children are exposed to every head cold and flu bug that flies around Homer, and in the uncommon instance they catch something it is generally very mild and short lived. This is because true immunity is dependent on personal responsibility in so far as one’s willingness to protect oneself through nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and sanitation.

And I suppose, to this author, there is a fine line between the fear monger and the parent of a vaccine-injured child.

Or are the tales of vaccine-injured children another scary bedtime conspiracy story lacking in societal relevance?

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All facts aside, the concern raised in this letter to the editor is legitimate and does not deserve harsh critique. In fact, no one individual, even within the medical community, is to blame for the spread of disinformation about vaccines; it is trust in a faulty system based on greed that is at the heart of discord between citizens on matters such as these.

It is not our collective immunity that should be called into question in Homer, AK. Our collective consciousness for the world and our neighbors beside us, however, is seemingly in trouble.

MMR scandal: Massive CDC Coverup

On August 24th, 2014 I learned about the breaking news regarding a major CDC coverup, perhaps the biggest and most devastating to come to light since the Tuskegee syphilis experiment conducted between 1932 and 1972.

Today, myself and other mothers speaking out against our nations preposterous and insidious childhood vaccination schedule are shaking our heads in amazement that we’ve lived to see the day the world is shown undeniable proof of harm from the CDC itself.

William Thompson, PhD and CDC researcher turned whistleblower, came forward at the beckoning of a guilty conscience to reveal that for over eleven years the CDC has gone to great lengths to cover up evidence proving a three hundred and forty percent risk increase for the development of autism among baby boys reviving the MMR vaccine on time, an increase which is apparently even higher for African-American boys.

This outrage, likely to be censored by the mainstream corporate media, comes as no surprise when we consider the higher rates of autism observed among boys of all races; rates which I believe are due to an undeveloped intestinal mucosa in boys under the age of five, and the more fragile physiology of baby boys in comparison to girls in general.

Four years ago test results showing that my fully vaccinated two-year old was suffering from heavy metal poisoning shattered my understanding of autism as a disease with no rhyme, reason or cause. Upon researching the symptoms of his condition I discovered that they were identical to that of autism, which begged the question, “Have American parents been duped for profit by the medical industry and the drug companies?”

Today I believe the answer to that question is a clear, “Yes, we have been had”.

Today it is my opinion that there is no excuse for what can only be called negligence on the part of the medical professionals with whom we entrust our children’s well-being, nor do I believe there is an excuse for the callous manner in which the aggrieved families of vaccine-induced autistic children have been ignored.

As citizens of a free nation we can NEVER afford to quit the fight for our freedom and our right to transparency in the medical community. While the common medical professional reports with confidence that vaccines no longer contain mercury, or only “trace amounts in thimerisol”, and that vaccines are to thank for the decline in infectious disease, facts and documented history accessible by the public indisputably state otherwise. While the very same professionals purport to have a vast knowledge base of vaccine ingredients and their side effects, the reality is that their education in regards to vaccines does not surpass administration and propaganda supplied to them by the very makers of the vaccines themselves.

I for one want to once again feel comfortable taking my children to the doctor’s office or hospital knowing full-well that we are in trusted and capable hands. Unfortunately, it is clear that the bottom line for the drug companies has been and will remain the dollar, and until I encounter a medical doctor or pediatrician who can acknowledge this for me, feelings of comfort will never be a part of any medical experiences on my part.

In light of this breaking news of high-ranking scandal, I think it is a fair question to ask our local medical staff, “What will YOUR bottom line be in regards to our children?”

Here is a good link for updated information on this case:

http://youtu.be/heugwnCGiQE?list=UUAZaby1ZmxU50mfBPnZY0nQ

Amazing Juice Part 1: The Cancer Connection

Childhood diets are the major cause of adult cancers. Heart disease is easy to prevent. Cancer is different, cancer is more difficult. But we can win the war on cancer.

– Joel Fuhrman, MD

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From cancer to diabetes, sometimes the answer to our illnesses are as simple yet complex as needing more fruits and vegetables. Simple yet complex? I don’t need coffee, no. I mean to say that the answer is simple, yet the process of actually protecting yourself is complex. Sort of.

The average American would be surprised at how many times improper nutrition is behind many of the serious illnesses and diseases so common in our world today. Many of you are probably getting sick of the ‘pill for every ailment’ approach, and are now looking to do more than suppress your symptoms.

When our body gets sick, it is communicating with us. When we tune it out with western medication, we never get to the root problem, and thus the list of medication needed climbs higher and higher. As many of you know by now though, pharmaceutical prescriptions are a large part of our growing cancer rates.

There are many health conscious Americans, however, avoiding trans fats and eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, and these individuals are still getting sick. This is where the complex part comes in.

Cancer is one of the most frightening, devastating, and tricky illnesses to prevent. As quoted above, heart disease is easy. One must simply avoid trans fats, eat well and exercise on a regular basis. Preventing cancer, on the other hand, requires an individual to obtain CNA, or comprehensive nutritional adequacy.

The most dangerous nutrient to be deficient in is the one you’re deficient in.

– Joel Fuhrman, MD

Using new advanced technologies, we can actually read a persons AGE’s ( advanced glycation end products ) in their tissues and skin. Simply put, this is a good indicator of a persons biological age. When compared with a person eating the Standard American Diet, or even a ‘Food Pyramid’ diet for that matter, a person consuming large amounts of organic leafy greens and  organic green cruciferous vegetables shows a much lower biological age.

More amazing still, take a woman with high GSTP activity ( a woman with genetic risk or predisposition for breast cancer ) feed her enough cabbage, kale and other raw veggies daily, and that gene putting her at risk for cancer is suppressed and therefore unable to express itself.

Now, I do not take synthetic vitamins nor do I supplement my family with them, the reason being that your body won’t even be able to assimilate them enough to be beneficial. Fat soluble vitamins are beneficial and a whole separate issue that I’ll address later.

It’s important to understand that synthetic vitamins are manufactured very similarly to pharmaceutical drugs, and likewise cause stress to your internal organs as well as oxidative stress to your cells.

Cancer rates actually skyrocketed in 1930 when vitamins and minerals were first discovered and manufactured. These rates have continued to climb every single year with no exception. In no way am I placing all blame on synthetic vitamins, certainly factory farming with its antibiotics and other such evils are now an enormous part of the cancer equation. I am simply putting emphasis on the effects of the synthetic world in which we live.

While it is true that many people are alive today only because of advancements made in the medical field, every time we try to re-invent the wheel of nature we will fail, or in the least face dire consequences to our health.

Nature already provides us with the capability to achieve comprehensive nutritional adequacy, we must simply be willing to eat a LOT of raw veggies and moderate amounts of raw fruits. This sounds easy enough, but the problem comes in when we simply don’t enjoy eating them that much. And of coarse we are so stinking busy with our daily lives we just don’t have time to sit down and eat a bowl of raw kale, let alone chewing each piece down until it’s completely broken down in order to even get the cancer fighting benefits of that kale.

The answer to the vitamin dilemma and to the veggie dilemma is easy, fun and TASTY!

Juice! Yes, juice. Not store bought juice, straight up make-it-in-your-kitchen juice. Amazing, energy and mood boosting, and even life saving juice.

If you have time, look up Jay Kordich online. He has made a living practically off of preaching about juice, and if you like him on Facebook you’ll get daily updates and tips. Another good person to check out is Drew Canole, juicing expert. Again, like his Facebook page, ‘Juicing Vegetables’ and get great daily update.

If not, no worries as Ill be back tonight or tomorrow to conclude with Amazing Juice Part 2, where I’ll dive into benefits and the juicer I personally use daily, as well as great tips and  juicing recipes that are family favorites in my house.

Until then thanks for reading! I would love to hear your thoughts:)

The Power of Prayer for a Child

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From the moment we find out we’re expecting, the fantasizing begins. Dreams of who our children will be, what their passions will be, what they will look like, and above all else, what awesome parents we will be. At least, thats how it was for me.

When my sweet Austin was born, he had my heart. He was the most perfect baby, and I never imagined him as anything different. The dreaming only intensified after he was born and I  was able to love him in person, able to see how perfectly he put my earlier dreams to shame. I never knew how much I could love someone until he was here. He would love me too, and we would cuddle together, do art projects together, I’d teach him how to ride a bike and he would succeed; he couldn’t not do these things, he was perfect.

It didn’t take long for reality to set in. Reality was harsh compared to my dreaming, it told me that my sweet perfect son would struggle to do any of the above. Reality was finally understanding that I couldn’t possibly know what my sons future could hold, to what level he would be able to develop, or if he could ever have the happy life I always imagined.

At nine months old, he quit nursing. By eleven months old, I tried to think about the last time I cuddled him, and couldn’t remember it. By thirteen months old, I was sick of telling people there was nothing wrong with him.

By four he has been through more than I can type in one article, and I see him as perfect more than I ever have before. My son is a fighter, and now I am a fighter too. Any mother of a special needs child knows exactly what I’m talking about, but more than anyone, my words resinate with the mothers of children who didn’t have to live this way.

Our life has been a struggle, one that I feel very blessed to be a part of. I am no longer angry with the hand we were dealt and the choices I made and the people I trusted along the way that brought us here. I am in love with this life, and every day with my family is a blessing for which I am grateful.

I cry when we lose a battle and celebrate when we win one. I once thought of this journey as one battle, one that I would someday win. I now see and accept that our life is going to be one battle after another, and I can’t win every one. We will never stop fighting.

For those of you I haven’t shared this journey with, some can relate, and others will relate at some point down the road, because weather or not you ever have a child with autism, you’ll probably know someone who does. What I want to say to you is this, DO NOT quit the battle before it’s begun. Do not let someone else tell you that nothing can be done because you believe they are qualified to make that call.

The biggest battle we will ever fight is with society. Society tells you that if you fight for your child, you don’t accept them as they are. Society tells me that autism has no cause and no cure. Society also tells me that I am just looking for something to blame, some explanation to hold on to, and about this they are correct.

I am here to say to anyone who will face these struggles in the future, that if you listen and if you believe that nothing can be done, nothing will be done. But if you believe in miracles, and the power of perseverance and the power of prayer, you will succeed. The only choice before you is to pick a side, for that will be the deciding factor.

As for me, I WILL NOT ever quit fighting, I WILL NOT listen to lies when I can see truth in my own home, and I WILL NOT be silenced. There will always be those that want you to blend in and conform. They will ridicule you for your lifestyle choices, they will not understand you, and even some that understand but wish you didn’t.

There is no profit in America’s families knowing the truth. There is no justice for the stolen life of a child. But I am here to tell you that while there is no justice, there IS hope. Never quit searching for answers that doctors and teachers won’t give. No one can care and no one can love and no one can fight like a mother can.

Some call me stubborn, and many will say that I just won’t accept things as they are; they would be correct. If I wasn’t stubborn, and if I accepted things as they are, my son wouldn’t have the life he has today. He couldn’t have made the strides accredited to therapy that he’s made.

There was a long time I fought this battle in silence. I didn’t speak about this because I feared disapproval, and because it took a few years for even me to comprehend how very hard we were actually struggling. I now believe more than ever that I am meant to be here on this path for a reason, and I will never quit fighting for not just my son, but for every one who is lied to.

I WILL NEVER be silenced again, I WILL NEVER conform, and I WILL NEVER quit speaking the truth. If I give light to one deceived mother, or one young woman who looks apon herself as less than enough because of advertising, I will consider my business a success.