Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Healing at Home - Effective Therapies you can do!

Healing @ Home
Effective Therapies You Can Do!

This is an overview of healing techniques and therapies you can do at home to bless the lives of those you love.  Presented by Dr. Kyle Christensen in April 2016 in Orem, Utah.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Gua Sha - Scrape Away Your Pain!

Gua Sha 
Scrape Away Your Pain!
Gua Sha (pronounced Gwa Shaw) is an age-old bodywork technique that can be used for many conditions from improving immunity, your daily aches and pains or headaches to chronic severe ailments. It is used to intentionally lightly bruise the skin by using a scraping technique in order to help detoxify the body and relieve pain.  It releases built up waste and stimulates blood flow and healing.The word "Gua" means to scrape, and "Sha" refers to stagnant blood and qi (energy) that is inhibiting proper flow of energy and blood or in other words, the fluids that contain metabolic waste that is congested in the tissues and muscles.  "Sha" also refers to the petechia (reddish, minute hemorrhages that look like a red colored speckled rash) that can surface to the skin after the Gua Sha treatment.
During this treatment a flat piece of wood, bone, or stone (called a gua sha) is used to move the lymph, release lactic acid from the muscles, break up scar tissue, and to release congestion and stagnation along the energy lines of the body.  The edge of this gua sha is rubbed along the skin, always working from feet to heart and hands to heart.  It can cause bruising from the release of toxins from the skin. The bruising/redness will subside as your tissues get stronger.
Scrape out and break down connective tissue adhesions that restrict joint and muscle mobility as well as increasing circulation and lymphatic flow. Scrape repetitively back and forth, up and down.
            You don't have to go to an expensive body worker to get the benefits of gua sha.  I highly recommend getting or making your own gua sha tool and adding this self-care ritual to your daily or weekly practice.  You can purchase one made from wood made by Dr. Christensen or improvise with a spoon, back end of a butter knife, jar lid or ceramic soupspoon.
            Begin by noticing where your muscles feel tense or knotty.  A sign of stagnation is a blanched area after pushing down on tissue that is slow to pink back up.  Use your gua sha tool to scape along the tense area of your body, always moving primarily in the direction of the heart. This will facilitate the lymph moving in the right direction.  Repetitive back & forth or up & down movements are normal when working an area of injury or pain.  Use a lubricating oil such as coconut, olive or arnica. It makes the process more comfortable.  Essential oils may be used as well. Create sufficient friction to raise the toxins that flood to the skin's surface and facilitate the actual removal of disease in the body.  Start slowly, but don't be shy.  It may feel intense at first but you will actually enjoy it after a while.
            Use your gua sha in the shower or bath.  While taking a warm detox bath with either epsom salts or apple cider vinegar, run the gua sha up and down your legs in strong, vigorous strokes.  Many tend to get stagnation in the back of the thighs so work those areas really well.  Work the back of your neck and shoulders, moving down toward the heart. Focus on areas of injury or pain, scraping back and forth. You may need to take a day or two off between vigorous gua sha sessions. Gua sha is especially effect for areas of chronic injury or pain.
            Enlist the help of a friend to work areas that you can't reach.  Many folks find great relief from having gua sha done on the back, either along the sides of the spine or running the gua sha along the muscles themselves.
Don't be alarmed if you see significant bruising (not black and blue but bright red).  This is a sign that there is a lot of toxins to be removed. It will heal in a couple of days. Stick with it, slowly.  It will move.

Gua Sha Tools
Wood in all of its varieties have spiritual properties.  We make our Gua Sha based on the spiritual property of each wood. Go to our Blog and read about the different properties of each wood and decide which one feels right for you.  Prices of our custom made, handcrafted Gua Sha tools (made by myself and my son) range from $25-$30.

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear 
Do you really have the faith that you think?
We have learned that our thoughts really do drive our physiology. Worry, anxiety and fear trigger the adrenal glands to secrete cortisol. Which in turn suppresses aspects of the immune system resulting in inflammation. This is one of the basic mechanisms that causes in allergies and a myriad of other health concerns.
Years ago a friend gave me a book, which boasted of revealing the "secret" to what we want. And of course, the secret to happiness put forth by "the secret" would be found in the ultimate acquisition of wealth, popularity, power and material things. In a nutshell, you simply had to become mentally, emotionally obsessed with your goal and by-and-by you would achieve it, because thoughts drive actions and actions get results.
Sadly, many have found that once they arrive at the top of the ladder (the goal), far too often they discover their ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. The wall of myopic selfishness, it turns out is not the wall of happiness - even with all of the cool stuff and fun times you've accumulated along the way.

Those of us who profess a Christian life, sadly are sucked into this false paradigm as this message of "me, me, me" is carefully cloaked and reinforced with biblical verse and catchy philosophical slogans. The philosophies of men mingled with scripture or catchy phrases is that very anthem that lures us to climb the wrong ladder - that ladder of self-aggrandizement which eventually leads away from God rather than towards Him.
So I guess, to continue this discussion, we must establish a few common understandings. Namely, a belief in God. That He loves and cares for us. That He is mindful of us and that He desires us to be happy and healthy. Also we must believe that His revealed word through the scriptures are true and accurate.
I believe that if we enjoyed good health, had plenty of money, lots of leisure time and are surrounded by likeminded friends, then there would be no need of a god. I believe that our ill health and dismal circumstances are tools that are used by loving heavenly parents to guide us back to them.
Early psychologists have taught us that we are intuitively taught to avoid pain and are drawn to pleasure. When we train a dog, or a child for that matter, we allow them to experience consequences. The consequences of doing right is rewarded. And for doing wrong, we earn pain or punishment. One of the great blessings and distinctions of man over the animals is that we have agency or a free will. We can choose our course of action. But in the choosing, we do not have control of the consequences. If I choose to step off the roof of my house, I cannot change my mind as I see the consequence of gravity propelling me to the earth.
An infant is born with only two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are developed or acquired based on our experiences. As we grow and mature, we develop superficial fears (how am I going to pay all of these bills) and deeper fears (which come from a breach in relationships and broken heart - fear of man, fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, being vulnerable, etc.).
Like you, I know people who seem to be addicted to worry and anxiety. If they don't have something to worry about of their own, they will gladly worry for you about your problems. Understand that worry, fear and anxiety are all tools that the adversary uses to distract you away from God and your divine purpose here in life. If the devil can keep you mentally busy with worry then what you can accomplish for God will be lessened. An acronym for BUSY is Burdened Under Satan's Yoke. God does not ask us to serve Him because he needs our help. He asks us to serve Him because it is for our own good. As we walk in obedience to God (namely following the spiritual prompting that come into our heart and mind), He intends our life to be one of quality, happiness and health.
If you are not experiencing this (happiness and health), then listen up and consider the possibility that you may need to make some changes. If you truly want to get well, you've got to let go of the things that are causing fear, worry, anxiety and stress in your life. You have got to learn to trust God with absolutely confidence and get into the habit of casting your cares on Him. In Peter 5:7 it says (paraphrased) "Cast ALL of your cares - all of your anxieties, all of your worries, all your concerns, once and for all - on Him; For he really does care about you." God does not promise that you won't have problems in life, but he does promise to faithfully take care of you and deliver you out of every difficult circumstance.
So here's the deal. It is not Gods will or design that we worry, are fearful and anxious. If we cast these burdens then He has them and it is our job to listen to and follow the spiritual prompting he gives to us on how to conduct our life as it relates to the challenges we get.
Try this exercise: Write down on a piece of paper all the issues, people and problems in your life that you are stressed, fearful or anxious about. Then go to God in prayer and say something like this: "Heavenly Father, I have this and this problem (it's okay to read your list to Him) - I hand these over to you and completely surrender it to You, and ask you to take care of it and sort it out. If there is a part that I have to play, please show me. I do not know how You are going to sort it out but I am making the decision to confidently trust in, lean on and rely on You with all my heart and mind. I am not going to rely on my own insight or understanding (Proverbs 3:5) I give these problems to You once and for all. I thank you that I don't have to be anxious or worry about them anymore - It's in Your hands." Then scrunch that paper up and throw it in the fire, in the lake or what ever would symbolize to you casting your cares to the Lord. That's it. You no longer need to worry, fear or be anxious about those problems. You just need to follow those promptings that he will send to you will fix your situations. Pray and learn to hear his voice & promptly obey.
Now seriously, the problems have not gone away. And soon enough the fear, worry or anxiety will confront you, however, you must stick to your resolve and say in your mind - "Yes, I had that problem, but the Lord has it now. Thank you Lord for taking care of it for me." This will take repeated persistence on your part, but treat it seriously and stick with it. Many of us have many years of neurological thought patterns to correct.
Now here is where faith comes in. Faith and fear (worry & anxiety) are opposing spiritual forces. Fear (anxiety & worry) really are lack of faith. When you give your problems to the Lord, you must say in your heart, in your mind and even stomp your foot and say aloud "I choose FAITH!" You are in the process of retraining your mind and your brain, to no longer dwell on the negative and to draw upon God and your faith and trust that He truly is mindful of you and your needs. Gods understanding really is greater than yours.
God is in charge, not you. This mean solutions and problems resolve in the Lords way and on his timetable. Be patient, understanding. Giving the Lord ultimatums and deadlines just further demonstrates your lack of faith and spiritual immaturity. God is in the process of teaching and training you. Be a humble and meek student of the Lord. Have faith and confidence and trust in the Lord with all your heart. This can be terribly difficult, but gets easier as you persist in your efforts to let go of fear and have faith and trust in God.
And here is the heart of the matter. It really is a matter of faith. Develop the faith and the trust and the confidence in God that He is real and that his words and teachings are true. Christ taught that the birds and the flowers are cared for and their needs are met, and we being children of God are much more valuable in His sight. We must strive to develop faith that things will work out. We truly need not worry, fret or fear. But trust that when we turn our lives over to God, that He can make more of our lives than we can on our own. More peace, more comfort, more happiness, more health - truly an abundant life. Abundant in what matters most, not cluttered with the cares and materialism of the world.
Settle it in your heart once and for all that God will never leave you or forsake you. He will not leave you helpless and hopeless in your problems. Work you must, but you need to work for God. God's work is in blessing the lives of others in the unique and distinct way that only you can. By putting God first, you become and instrument for good in His hands and by so doing your life will be blessed. If you have tried "everything else" and still struggle, perhaps it is time to give God a chance.
Blessings, Dr. Kyle Christensen                                                                                 December 2016

Much of this information is from Dr. Michelle Strydom's book: Healing begins with Sanctification of the Heart. She is a medical doctor in Zimbabwe and offers it as a free download, which I highly recommend.

Interested? Click on this image for a free download of this book.

Spiritual Properties of Wood

Spiritual Properties of Wood

Our Gua Sha tools are handcrafted by Dr. Kyle Christensen from hardwoods. Different woods resonate with spiritual properties to enhance your healing experience. Most people after handling a few gua sha tools will feel drawn to one more than the others.

The ash tree and its wood help instill peace of mind and good health. It contains the qualities of reliability, faithfulness and loyalty. Craftsmen love this wood for its strength and versatility. It is often used for structural framing in furniture. The ash tree is associated with water. Removes blockages that interfere with the flow of words and knowledge. Thus aiding with communication and learning. Ash is the wood of the poet and scholar. Protects against unwanted change. Assists with spiritual love and health. Ash carries the qualities of ambition, trustworthiness, faithfulness. Ash is peace of mind and promotes good health.
Wood Hardness – 1320

Bloodwood is a cool wood, being dark and lovely. Bloodwood represents life, and is said to aid in healing. Some believe that bloodwood can reveal secrets of ancient worlds, as well as help you to accept the understanding of this knowledge. Bloodwood is a very powerful wood. Amplification, focus, divination, strength and healing are all properties of bloodwood.
Wood Hardness – 2900

The maple tree provides many gifts to us. Its hard and durable wood is so tough that it’s used for bowling alley floors! Maple bestows the spiritual lessons of change, communication, and even rebelliousness. Known as a traveler’s wood, maple will have you adapting, learning and growing in many ways. Maple is somewhat rebellious and tough.  It holds the qualities of creation, communication, binding, revolution, rebirth, healing, beauty, art, and abundance.  It enhances intellectual pursuits and learning. Maple is the tree of offering, giving of one's self so that others may benefit that are useful in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Wood Hardness – 1450

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” goes the quote. This tree inspires us to be strong in body, mind and spirit. It is a sacred and revered tree representing endurance, power, protection and authority. No wonder this hardwood is so popular for furniture. Its energy truly stands the test of time. Sacred to the druids, Oak is a masculine wood, ideal for use in tools. Oak stands for wisdom, authority, endurance, strength and protection. Oak's power is often used to amplify power, intent, and endurance. Oak is one of the most sacred trees. It carries the energy of kingship and wise rule, personal sovereignty, authority, power, protection, sealing or opening doors, endurance, and invocation of wisdom, fertility, and abundance.  Oak teaches us strength of character and how to keep our bodies strong and healthy.
Red Oak/ White Oak Wood Hardness – 1290/1360

Purpleheart is a spiritual wood.  It enhances energy dealing with creativity and knowledge.  One of the best woods when dealing with spiritual healing and health issues, as well as knowledge and protection. Purpleheart would be especially useful in eradicating the negative energies that create strife in the home. When first cut it is often brown.  It does not achieve its full purple color until exposed to sunlight.  However, too much exposure darkens the wood and it looses its richness. Grows in Central & South America
Wood Hardness – 2710

Rosewood has compassionate and loving heart qualities.  The energy of rosewood is primarily feminine, and focused on spiritual, intuitive health and beauty.  It is spiritual and nourishing.  Rosewood is especially effective in spiritual healing.  Spirituality, love, healing, change and blocking unwanted forces are benefits of rosewood.
Rosewood Wood Hardness – 1900-3200

The walnut tree and its wood help us with our mental gifts. Even the walnuts themselves resemble little brains! Intelligence, wisdom and inspiration all come under its realm. It has also been said that Black Walnut contains medicinal properties. Walnut holds the powers of the breath and inspiration. Symbolic of confidence and mental wisdom.  Black Walnut wood has medicinal properties that are useful in the prevention and treatment of disease. Walnut teaches us clarity and focus, using our mental gifts wisely and how to best use our intelligence.
Black Walnut Wood Hardness – 1010

Wenge is not only a beautiful wood to look at, but also a wonderful magical tool. It possesses a very relaxed energy, encouraging slow, even thought. It is the perfect tool for meditation, especially for those who have trouble slowing their thoughts. It is also a healing wood, useful for a variety of physical as well and emotional healing applications. It would also calm the temper and encourage learning.
Known for increasing focus, wisdom, protection, healing and blocking unwanted forces.
Wood Hardness – 1630

Friday, October 28, 2016

Your thoughts. Do Emotions really effect your Health?

Thoughts, Emotions and Your Health

  Proverbs 17:22
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
Being happy is good medicine and unhappiness results in poor health. Negative thought have been shown to stimulate the release of hormones such as cortisol, which over time will harm your health and well being. In fact, high levels of cortisol, which is an adrenal hormone, will suppress specific immune cells resulting in the decreased production of antibodies leading you to be more vulnerable to bacteria, viruses and illness. Prolonged stress, fear and anxiety over time suppresses the immune system and effects the very marrow of the bones (where the white blood cells of the immune system are produced) resulting in the "drying of the bones".

Everything that goes on in our thoughts is converted into a physical or biologic response. It is not so much what enters our mind but how long we choose to dwell on it. We live in a world that is often more negative than positive. We get hurt, offended, abused and taken advantage of. We make mistakes and often let our own selfish interest determine our actions, resulting in hurt for ourselves and others.

I remember reading the results of a scientific study, which concluded that the major cause of stress in peoples lives came from making bad decisions. Duh!! Certainly the consequences of our poor choices impact our lives, but dwelling, contemplating and ruminating (that is what cows do - regurgitate what they've eaten to chew on it some more) make matters much worse. As we entertain and recount the negative in our lives (often by sharing again and again with others), it impacts which hormones and chemicals are secreted in our bodies. Positive thoughts bring us toward healing, health and happiness. Negative thought toward illness, pain and disease. Not to mention being unhappy. 
The glorious thing about thoughts is we can choose which ones dominate our minds stage. We can choose which thoughts are allowed to be principle characters and which darker more sinister thoughts get driven from the stage to be relegated to minor roles. Even horrific life events can be transformed to much less dominate players.

The scriptures are loaded with advice, guidance and direction that affirm the benefits of dwelling on good or happy thoughts. We are taught to "let virtue garnish our thoughts unceasingly" and that "as a man thinketh in his heart, so does he become". Thoughts are powerful. So powerful that your health and even your life will not be sorted out and healed until your mind and thoughts are sorted out. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. What you think and dwell upon is what you get, for better or for worse. It is entirely up to you. Many of us are so nice and pleasant with others, but within the protected walls of our minds, we are not so nice to ourselves. 
Therefore if you want to change your life, if you are not happy with your state of health, you've got to change your thinking. This will take some effort and practice but if you truly desire happiness, you can do it.

Here are a few examples of how negative thoughts can result in specific illness or disease. These are general observations not hard fast rules.
Fear and Anxiety = Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Allergies and Asthma
Anger/Rage/Resentment = Stroke, aneurism, Varicose veins
Perfectionism/Drivenness = Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Jealousy/Envy = Osteoporosis
Bitterness/Unforgiveness = Cancer, Arthritis
Low Self Esteem/ Guilt/Self-Hatred = Depression, Addictions, Weight Gain, Auto-immune disease, Migraines and Crohn's Disease.

Understand that much of what we experience emotionally can be genetically passed down to us from parents, grandparent and great grandparents. So if you have a predisposition towards depression, for example, due to a long family history of depressed people, it may not be your fault, BUT it is your responsibility. Even though you may have spent 40, 50 or even 60 years of dwelling on toxic thoughts, you can change and heal your brain relatively quickly.

We will discuss this in more detail later, but to begin with, become aware of your thoughts. Imagine your mind as a stage. When a dark or unwanted negative character walks on, you must drive them off. For many this is best done with a song. But playing or singing an inspirational song in your heart and mind, the light produced by uplifting music will chase the darkness away. Many use spirituals, hymns or even children gospel songs. Others can quote scripture and still others will cast these demons out in the name of Christ. The point, with controlling our thoughts, is the hurt, the anger, the fear, the anxiety cannot be given stage time. It is normal and even okay that darkness crosses the threshold, but you and you alone determine whether it stays or not. As you begin a serious work of this, you will observe your spirits rising and with that less pain and discomfort.

Much of this information is from Dr. Michelle Strydom's book: Healing begins with Sanctification of the Heart. She is a medical doctor in Zimbabwe and offers it as a free download, which I highly recommend.

Interested? Click on this image for a free download of this book.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Repairer of the Breach

Repairer of the Breach
Could it be that we inherit not only our looks, but our mental and emotional disposition? Scientists in the field of Epigenetics believe so. With the advent of genetic research, scientists have discovered that chemical codes which lie upon the DNA account for much of how we view and react to life. Here is an example of one study. Scientist took some lab rats and exposed them to a smell, and then shocked them.  They did it again, and again. Soon the rats knew that as soon as they got a whiff of the smell, they got zapped.  Next they bred the shocked rats and introduced to the litter some foster baby rats (these with no parental shock experience). 

So offspring of shocked rats were being raised with foster pups. Got it? The pups (that really is what a baby rat is called) grew up. Then one day the sneaky scientists introduce the smell.  Offspring of shocked parents freaked out - they didn't know what was going to happen, but they KNEW it was bad.  The foster siblings raised by the same mother had no reaction.

What we learn here is that emotions - in this case FEAR- and the emotional triggers can be passed down or inherited. WOW!

It is now being confirmed that traumatic experiences of parent and grandparents can be passed down. A parent who has PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress-Disorder) will have children who are significantly more predisposed to PTSD even though their trauma may be no where near what their parents experienced. This genetically encoded response to trauma, or depression or anxiety or worry is often beyond a persons control.
Diet and chemicals can cause some of these epigenetic changes, as could certain experiences - such as child neglect, drug abuse or other severe stresses.  Traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors' past can leave molecular scars that adhere to and influence our DNA.  Parents and grandparents who survived traumatic life events or grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents carry a molecular residue, which holds fast to the genetic scaffolding.  The DNA may remain the same, but psychological and behavioral tendencies can be passed down or inherited.  You may not only inherit your grandmothers nose and eyes, but also her predisposition to anxiety or depression caused by the neglect she suffered as a newborn.
But it is not all bad.  Just as we can inherit negative tendencies, we also inherit positive emotional and psychological attributes.  This can be seen by contrasting birth children to adoptive siblings. 

In working with allergies, I have discovered that if the body has the ability to create an allergy, then it should also have the ability to un-create that allergy.  And through our allergy elimination treatment, we do just that.
Likewise, I believe that the body can heal and remove these epigenetic attachments, which propel so many into depression, anxiety, anger and other destructive behaviors. 

In the bible, the terms "sin" and "iniquity" are often coupled together. Iniquity is often used in conjunction with iniquity being "unto the third and fourth generation" (Exodus 20:5, Numbers 14:18). My understanding is that sins are personal misdeeds, while iniquity is prejudices, practices or behaviors that are passed down from parents and grandparents, etc.

So it boils down to this. Much of what we may experience in this life IS NOT YOUR FAULT. [Boy, that is the mantra of the teenager. "It's not my fault!"] While your predisposition to anxiety, depression or your unexplained phobias may not be of your own doing, these conditions are certainly your responsibility.  Fortunately, the modern study of genetics and epigenetics has proven that we are not stuck with what we have. We have the ability to grow, change, improve and even transform.

In the 58th chapter of Isaiah (in the Old Testament of the Bible), the prophet tells us to "Hide not thyself from thine own flesh" [your own family]. I believe we are being admonished to be connected to our families, both those living and those who have gone before us. Isaiah outlines that through fasting and prayer, we can become sanctified and ultimately become what he calls the "Repairer of the Breach".
A breach is a broken section or gap in a wall, a fence or a hedge. In warfare or agriculture, a breach is a place where the enemy comes in to destroy or where the sheep break out and get lost. As every farmer knows, repairing breaches or broken fences is a never-ending task. No matter how well built a fence may be, there will come a time when it will need to be repaired. This also applies to the walls surrounding cities or large properties. Even the best of walls can be broken into by thieves. In spiritual matters, a breach in a defensive wall is even more serious, because it lets temptation in and encourages those striving to do what is right to stray.

A breach as it relates to our family can be the emotional rift or negative predisposition that is inherited.  I have a friend who has 3 daughters - a whiner, a worrier and a happy-go-lucky, each of which mirrors the disposition of close relatives.

Fasting and prayer empowers us to repair anything that has torn the relationship apart - even those of a multi-generational nature. Through fasting and prayer and applying the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can gain power to repair generational family problems and stop the inter-generational flow of affliction or stop the iniquity from predisposing us to conflict and sin. Can it really be that simple? Simple and straight forward, yes, but not necessarily easy.

During one of our emotion treatments, we can identify inherited emotions that have created a breach in your protective wall.  These cracks or breaches can leave you vulnerable to negative influences or attacks. We may become subject to or even attracted to self-destructive behaviors, attitudes and influences. By assisting the subconscious mind to release or let go of trapped emotions (even inherited emotions), their grip can be loosened. As we work to replace the negative emotions by actively developing virtue or the positive emotions, such as kindness, compassion, love through service, gentleness, etc., we can begin to develop lasting change and happiness.

When an inherited trapped emotion is released, it can heal not only the influence of that emotion on you, but may also assist to heal the generations, both forward and back.

Fasting coupled with prayer can be a therapeutic approach.

Fasting is more than going without food.  You can fast from things other than food or drink. You can fast from some foods, and not others. You can fast from watching television or playing video games, having sex, and buying pleasure items, even from buying ordinary stuff. You can fast from hobbies you crave, places you are unhealthily drawn to, music, books, news, and movies. You might even find it necessary to be fasting from use of the Internet.  In a fast, you choose, for a set time, to do without something that is hard to do without. Specifically, we humbly deny something of the flesh to strengthen our connection to God, enhance our spirit, and go deeper in our prayer life.

Fasting should not be considered a "dieting method". We shouldn't fast to lose weight, but rather to gain deeper relationship with God. Yes, anyone can fast. Some may not be able to fast from food (diabetics or during pregnancy, for example), but everyone can temporarily give up something in order to focus on God. Even unplugging the television for a period of time can be an effective fast.

Fasting to be done appropriately is coupled with prayer.  For me, I have found it effective to draw my mind to God in prayer each time I think of or want to go to what I am fasting from.  For example, each time I feel a hunger pang - that is my signal to pray and focus on my purpose of the fast. Healing my body, mind or that of a loved one.

So how can the breach of generational family ties be repaired? How can loved ones be helped and even rescued? How can emotional cracks, fissures and broken walls be mended? I suggest a spiritual approach.

Consider taking the opportunity to exercise the principle of fasting coupled with prayer. If you are accustomed to a regular fasting practice of abstaining from food for a day, I would encourage you to explore something different. Seek inspiration as to what you can fast (abstain from for a set period) from. A thought, idea or impression will enter your mind as to what to fast from. Go with that. Then each time you feel the urge or desire toward that thing (food, unhealthy sweets, TV, etc.) - that is your signal to pray. Pour out your soul to God. Share your yearnings and desires. Be open to possibilities that you may not be aware of. Pray as though everything depends upon God and then go and act as though everything depends on you. Faith is an action word. Listen to and obey your conscience or that inner voice.

Schedule a session to have trapped or generational emotions identified and released. If this resonates at all with you, take action. Understand that you can be healed, but it may take time. It will take effort. And until the drug companies come up with that magic pill, quit hoping for a quick and easy resolution. Become a Repairer of the Breach!


Dr. Kyle Christensen
September 28, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Appalachian Broom Making


Appalachian Broom Making                          $300 class fee

Our broom classes take a traditional skill to a new artistic level. Use hand-tying and stitching techniques to make decorative brooms that are superb sweepers and make excellent gifts. Learn broom handle selection, preparation, surface finishing, and broom corn selection. We will also cover some of the history of broom making. This class will prepare you to move forward with your new broom skills and continue to develop this unique creative craft.

Product: Floor sweeper broom, round cobweb broom, hearth broom, whisk broom and pot scrubber.

REGISTRATION: Registration is based on a first pay first come basis due to the small class size. A minimum of 3 students are needed to carry a class. We can accommodate up to 10 students at one class.

Mail the registration form to and make checks payable to:

Darold Francis
218 West 1920 South
Orem, Utah 84058 Phone 801-979- 8200

A deposit of $150 dollars must accompany application. 50% of the deposit is non-refundable. Full payment or your balance is requested prior to class or the first day of class. Please call if you change in your plans and will not be attending your class, or if you will be arriving late.


If you need additional information about a class or would like help in planning your stay, Please call us. Bring with you to class an old used hacksaw blade and a pocket knife. Everything else will be provided.
Class will begin at 9:00 am sharp (please don’t be late) and end each day about 5 or 6 pm.

Upon receipt of your $150 to hold your spot or full payment I will email you a copy of the class agenda.


Send to: Darold Francis, 218 West 1920 South Orem, Utah 84058

Name _______________________________________Phone _______________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________

E-Mail ____________________________________________________________________

Broom Making Class AUGUST 12-13 Amount paid $ __________________

$150 must accompany this registration form to hold a spot in the class.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On the Altar of Sacrifice

On the Altar of Sacrifice

In ancient days long ago, mankind would offer up to God sacrifice in an effort to show of obedience, gratitude, devotion and commitment. Depending on the people or the god, the sacrifice would be something of great worth that would be a symbolic manifestation of their dedication or seriousness to follow their god.

Sacrifice can range from righteous to wicked.  Animal sacrifice (often a pure, unblemished white lamb) as performed in Jewish history was symbolic of God’s sacrifice of his son the messiah who would be the savior of mankind. The priest of Baal in ancient times, and sadly to say again in our day, offer up abominable sacrifices to this immoral bloodthirsty false diety.

Today, I speak of righteous sacrifice and how it can relate to our lives.  In baseball, a sacrifice can be made in order to advance the score of a team.  A player is willing to get out by bunting or hitting a pop fly, which allows another player already on base to score.  As we sacrifice something of lesser value, we can receive the benefit of something far greater either for ourselves individually or as a team.  When a righteous sacrifice is made, it is not to satisfy personal gratification, lusts, or to exercise power, control or dominion over others.  By giving something up we may end up in better health, wisdom, and have personal benefit.  A true sacrifice [in order to hold real power and strength] should be performed through higher motivation than personal gain.

I work with a lot of people who struggle with a myriad of health concerns.  Some conditions are readily resolved while others can be more resistant. For those who do not regain health as seamlessly as they would hope, there is often underlying issues that impede or even sabotage the healing process. More often than not, there are emotional or spiritual components that must be addressed. I believe that there are spiritual roots to everything we experience, for good or ill. I have heard more than I care to express, “Isn’t there just something I can take?” The answers are sometimes complicated. “Yes, you need to take this supplement, but you also have to stop drinking soda pop and eating donuts. You have to exercise and stretch and breathe. You need to forgive your spouse, your parents, your children.” Oh my goodness, there is so much we each need to do. 

Many of you feel like you’ve been betrayed by your aging, pain-riddled body. But in reality, it may be you who have done the betraying through your violation of the laws of health and nature.  So where do we go from here. Are you stuck with the consequences of poor dietary decisions, addictions, and inherited genetics? 

This is what I do know. You have a God that loves you and is mindful of what you suffer. I believe that God allows suffering, disease, illness (of body and brain) to get your attention. Once He’s got your attention (isn’t pain a great attention getter?), then it is your job to listen.  Understand that God knows your pain. He knows your financial situation. He knows the pressures you experience at work and home. He knows about your indigestion. He knows your relationship with your spouse and the annoying neighbor with the unkept yard. He knows your thoughts and the intents of your heart. He understands your selfish tendencies and your weakness in addictions.  He even knows what is coming in your life and in the lives of everyone around you. Based on all of this, He can, through the whisperings of the Spirit, give you guidance and direction.  You can, and do, receive subtle prompting and urging as to what you should do or not do.

How many times have we said, “Arghh, I knew I should have done that!” or “Something told me not to do that!”. You see, the spirit (also known as your conscience) speaks to you all the time.  Unfortunately, many of us have become so accustomed to disregarding these impressions that we hardly notice them anymore. 

Most of us acutely know that there are things we are doing in our lives that are not conducive to our health and well-being. It may be what we eat or drink. It may be staying up too late or wasting time on social media. I may be expressing criticism rather than gratitude. It may be acting on the need to control others and events. It most probably is our thoughts that are not in harmony of the righteous desires of our heart.

Most of us have tried (repeatedly) to root problematic issues from our lives only to fall back in failure feeling weak and small and at the mercy of appetites and passions that loom larger than our will to conquer them. It is my feeling that spiritual promptings and direction are given to us, in an effort to guide, strengthen and support us.

Back to sacrifice. I believe that many of the addictions and issues we struggle with cannot be overcome by shear willpower and grimed determination. I think you need help. I know I need help. I have found in my personal life, that when I place my issue on the alter of sacrifice I am imbued with power and strength beyond my own. Let me share with you an example. Several years ago I was told in my heart and mind, that I should not drink soda pop. I have never been a regular consumer of this elixir of Babylon, but felt that I should offer my abstinence of this liquid candy on my alter of sacrifice. Drinking soda since then has no longer been an issue of health for me, but an issue of my commitment to God. It has taken on a whole new dimension. The temptation for me now is pretty non-existent.

Here is the important thing you need to understand. You should not make covenants or agreements with God, unless or until, you receive spiritual impressions to do so.  It is not wise to say “I’m giving up sweets! – There that ought to please god and make my arthritis go away!” First off, you are setting yourself up for certain failure. God gave us taste buds that are specifically designed for sweetness and wired them to the pleasure centers in the brain. Therefore, sweets are good, but only the sweets that God has provided for us in nature – fruits, honey, etc. Not the unhealthy counterfeit sweets made with processed or artificial sweeteners. Perhaps, you would do better to put on the alter of sacrifice the Oreo cookies (if that’s your thing). But my point is, do not take lightly making any such commitment. Let your sacrifice be dictated to you through spiritual promptings. Then give it a few days or a week. Ponder it in your mind. Make it a matter of meditation and prayer and then when you feel it is right, make that commitment. Your commitment will be spiritual in nature, but the blessings and benefits can and will be seen physically. And because of the spiritual nature of your commitment, you can draw on the powers of heaven to be strong and overcome.

As we sacrifice, love increases. Just as the mother’s love for her child is strengthen due to the sacrifices made, so too our love towards God will grow as we sacrifice our sins and weaknesses to Him.

For many, the next step in your spiritual growth and development will necessitate the making of commitments. Consider what you will place on the alter of sacrifice. Will it be processed sugar? Soda pop? Staying up too late (unnecessarily)? Not expressing gratitude? Let the spirit guide you.  Start out with something simple that may not seem like too big of a deal. You MUST have a success, otherwise you may become discouraged and may abandon the avenue of spiritual growth placed before you. As you build upon your successes, you will trust Gods direction more in your life and God will trust you more through your honoring of commitments made.

I pray that each of us will have the courage, faith and fortitude to overcome our demons. That we may align our minds with our heart so that we are no longer divided within.  Life if hard, but I promise there are vistas and realms of peace and joy that can be yours. May we become one in heart and mind with God and each other.


Dr. Kyle Christensen
June 2016

Wheat! Overcoming Gluten Intolerance

Wheat, Wheat
Everywhere and not a grain to eat!
Or Overcoming Gluten Intolerance

By Dr. Kyle Christensen

So you’ve been dutifully prepping and have amassed a nice stash of wheat, only to discover that you or a family member has become gluten intolerant. So now what?! As you settle into the world of gluten intolerance, you discover that this growing problem has made wheat more of a foe than a friend. Way back in the early 1980’s when I was in chiropractic college, we were never taught about this exponentially growing malady known today as Gluten Intolerance. Of course we studied Celiac Disease – as a genetic inability to breakdown or digest gluten, but that was rare – afflicting maybe 1/3 of a percent of the population. Understand that gluten intolerance is real and it is growing and afflicting more and more of us. But also understand that the vast majority suffering from gluten intolerance do not have the genetic disorder known as Celiac disease.  It seems that many patients are more satisfied with a disease title than just being intolerant of something.  And doctors are giving them what they want, a diagnostic title that for many gives them an out or excuse from personal responsibility. So now many wear the badge of Celiac Disease, assured it is no fault of their own. You see, there are two rules of thought regarding disease. The first (and more ascribed to) is that disease or illness descends upon the innocent and unsuspecting and gets you. The other is that there is a rational cause – usually the result of lifestyle choices. It is my opinion that gluten intolerance stems from the latter of these.

The problem of Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease is growing exponentially.  And as a result, the gluten-free market is booming.  Doctors, celebrities and the mom with kids next door are disavowing grains while preaching its evils with religious fervor.  If you hint or suggest that wheat may not be quite the villain portrayed in the media you can bring upon yourself quick and harsh judgment.

As is so common in our culture, we are so quick to come to conclusions and often not even asking the right questions to the issue at hand.  The first question that should always be asked is WHY? Or what the heck is going on here?! Even the most ardent foe of grains today must admit that the issue of gluten intolerance did not exist in past decades like it does today. So, in my thinking, we must ask: What is going on here?

I am not questioning the reality that people suffer and indeed suffer greatly from eating wheat or other grains that contain gluten.  What I am suggesting is that there is more to the picture of gluten intolerance than simply wheat (or rye or barley) being bad.  Certainly, there is an individual genetic component in some people, but that is not the only factor to consider.  GMO’s, while not a good thing, was not around (as far as wheat) when the gluten intolerance crisis began.  Modern hybrids are also blamed, but even the ancient grains have gluten (as well as gliadin and glutenin which are contributing factors). What I suggest is that wheat or grain is not so much the problem as the way it is prepared.

Modern methods of food manufacturing have changed the way, I believe, grains are prepared as compared how they have been prepared over the past millennia.  Your typical manufacturer is interested primarily in profits.  To insure profitability, they focus on getting the product out as quickly and economically (for them) as possible.  They are also interested in shelf life of the product once it gets to market.  There are other factors of course, but these are the main two that have effected the digestibility of your bread.

Bread in times past, was not made with quick rising yeast.  In fact, Fleishman’s introduced rapid rise yeast in 1984. Which coincides with the advent gluten intolerance. Being able to use a yeast which would allow bakers to make make twice the amount of bread in half of the time was just too good to be true. It seems, as we will discuss later, that there is more to the rising processes than just rising. Bread and grains in times past were not laden with preservatives and chemicals to lengthen the shelf life, to enhance the texture, color or whatever else they do to increase sales.  Modern convenience dictates that we don't make "daily bread", but we buy our bread once a week and expect it to stay fresh (and not mold ever!). Which, with chemicals and additives it does.

Grains, as well as legumes, nuts and seeds, naturally contain chemicals known as anti-nutrients.  The purpose of these anti-nutrients (such as phytates, enzyme inhibitors, saponins), that are genetically built into many plants, are there to insure their grains survival.  If, for example, cattle begin to eat too much of a bean or grain growing in the field, the antinutrients cause a mild digestive irritation prompting the cow to move on to something else.  Without these anti-nutrients, the tasty grain or bean would be entirely consumed and its survival could be in jeopardy. Additionally, phytic acid acts as a protective coating (kind of like cellophane) on the grain, nut or seed which prevents germination. This is why we can store wheat and plant it successfully many years later. In some cases, such as with kamut, thousands of years later. It turns out that it takes at least 6 to 8 hours for this protective phytic acid shealth to dissolve or break down once exposed to moisture. Which is why we water or soak our seeds before planting them.

Ancient man was pretty cleaver.  Through trial and error (and without refrigeration), they discovered ways to preserve seeds as well as make their food more digestible as well as more nutritious.

If we ask the question, "What are we doing to the grains we eat today that people back in the day did differently?" We know as historical fact that people have been eating bread and grains for thousands of years without it causing problems.  In Christianity, we pray for our daily bread and Christ even refers to himself as the Bread of Life - each example having very positive connotations.

Every culture prior to ours would soak or ferment their grains and bread dough prior to cooking.  Bread was not made with added yeast, but with a culture or sourdough starter.  This natural leavening (typically a strain of lactobacillus bacteria) was acidic and would break down the phytic acid, deactivate the enzyme inhibitors as well as cause the bread to rise.  The resulting product was a fresh aromatic easy to digest and healthy bread.  Genuine sourdough bread is made today as it was anciently with three primary ingredients – Grain (flour), Water and Salt. If done properly, this combination delivers a light nutritious loaf with exquisite taste.  This bread is not made in a day, but traditionally takes 2 to 3 days to make.  This is why the Hebrew people in their exodus from Egypt were instructed to make unleavened bread - bread that didn't require the time to culture, ferment and rise.

Because bread and grains (this includes pasta, pastry and anything else made from flour), prepared improperly, have been eaten as a dominate part of the diet in more recent history, these anti-nutritents cause irritation, inflammation and deplete minerals in the digestive tract.  Coupled with a genetic predisposition that many have inherited, the result can range from mild discomfort of gluten intolerance to the ravaging inflammation of Celiac Disease.

As a result of years of eating bread and grains that are milled too finely, risen too quickly and eaten too abundantly, chronic and sometimes disabling digestive conditions are spreading as an epidemic across modern cultures. The consequence of gluten intolerance and celiac disease with their attendant inflamed and damage digestive tract. 

Let me share an analogy. As we are hiking through the forest, we come across a beautiful idealic meadow. Grasses and wildflowers in abundance. A small babbling brook meanders and of course, Bambi is skirting the perimeter munching the wide variety of foliage. Imagine, to our dismay, a crop duster flies overhead dumping his load of herbicide resulting in the destruction of the grasses, flowers and wild growth. Then it begins to rain and rain.  Without the healthy root structure of the plants to hold the soil intact, the rich fertile soil begins to be washed away. Over time, what was once a gloriously diverse healthy meadow has become a barren eroded waste land.
 In our attempt to restore the meadow, we purchase seeds (we are smart enough to know we need a variety of species – cause if we just plant kentucky blue grass seeds, we could end up with a lawn not the meadow we desire). But sadly, few of the seeds take hold because of the depleted soil. Patches of growth occur which certainly helps but we end up with a compromised meadow.  Determined to succeed, we bring in tons and tons of compost – rich fertile nutrient rich compost. Now the planted seeds take hold, sink their roots deep and with time even Bambi returns to our restored meadow.

Compare this now to our digestive tract. The grasses and wildflowers are the probiotic that grow in the gut and the rich soil is the lining of the intestinal tract. The herbicide that kills the growth can be antibiotics (which kill both the good and bad bacteria in the system) or chlorinated water (designed to kill pathogens to protect our water supply, but once in the body continues its sterilization). Additionally, food additives, preservatives and a vast array of chemicals can compromise the healthy complexion of our digestive tract. Couple that with a diet that is dominated by sugar and processed foods. The wiped out probiotics which are an important part of digestion are not there to do their job such as converting the nutrients we eat into a form that can be used. Combine this now with quickly made bread and pasta which do not have the phytic acid broken down, which results in the robbing or bind up of minerals from the lining of the intestines. What was once strong intact intestinal walls, now becomes a much looser matrix of tissue or what we would call a “Leaky Gut”.

To heal the digestive tract, we must take the same approach as healing the meadow. First we need to eliminate what is causing the problems. Next bring in compost, for the gut it is in the form of bone broth and gelatin – providing the richly diverse minerals and nutrients to heal the connective tissue lining of the gut. Then we need seeds – wildflowers and grasses for the meadow, but for our gut, we need an equally diverse supply of probiotics.  Sorry taking only acidophilus is akin to planting only kentucky blue grass.  Then with time and eating healthy – whole natural foods – you can even begin to eat wheat again – of course – properly made with wheat in a sourdough form rather than quickly made through modern yeasts.

The solution will not be found in simply eliminating gluten from the diet (although this is necessary and it does help with the symptoms).  Honestly, people suffering from gluten intolerance, even though they have completely eliminated gluten in all forms from the diet, still have digestive problems and are oh so sensitive to so many foods and magnified by stress.  Remember, the digestive tract needs to be healed.

There is hope. 

Food and eating should be a wonderful experience that is discussed, planned, anticipated and savored.  Unfortunately, those suffering with digestive distress too often view mealtime with anxiety, frustration and trepidation. 

Processed foods, and I include in this wheat/gluten containing products (even homemade) made from rapid rise yeasts, when eaten too abundantly act as irritants, resulting in inflammation, diminished absorption of minerals and nutrients and ultimately damage of the intestinal tissue.  Compound the naturally occurring “anti-nutrients” with chemicals added by the manufacturer such as preservatives, artificial colors/flavors/enhancers, etc. and we end up with inhospitable foods.  The knee jerk reaction, (exhibited by many popular doctors – usually pushing a diet plan), is to eliminate all grain from the diet.  However, our ancestors, were pretty clever, even if they didn’t drive cars, fly planes and entertain themselves with electronic gadgetry.  By soaking grains, seeds, nuts and beans, something magical happens.  Gluten is broken down, phytic acid is neutralized and enzyme inhibitors are deactivated.  The inhospitable food is now not only easily digestible but has transformed into something quite healthy and nutritious.

As we’ve discussed, grains are not so much of the problems, but how they are prepared.  Breads made from wheat or other gluten containing grains must be soaked or fermented with an acid (such as sourdough starter or apple cider vinegar) for a minimum of 6 - 8 hours before proceeding to cook. An Italian study has shown that with proper sourdough fermentation of wheat, gluten counts have gone from 75,000 ppm (parts per million) down to 12 ppm – which is well below the reaction threshold making it safe for those even with Celiac Disease. This is how every indigenous culture prepared their grain (and nearly all of them ate grains – wheat, oats, corn, barley, etc.). 

By the way genuine sourdough bread is not made with yeast – read the labels.  I once mistakenly bought Apple Cider “flavored” vinegar.  You don’t want sourdough “flavored” bread as is sold in many markets.  When bread is introduced back into your diet, it should be sourdough of your own making or a reliable baker. Once you understand a few basic techniques, sourdough baking is fun and easy.

But I must repeat, before you get into sourdough bread, you must heal your gut (“the gut” is the scientific term for the entire digest tract).  First and Foremost – YOU MUST NOT EAT ANY FOODS CONTAINING GLUTEN or other foods that cause you digestive upset or other symptoms. 

In order to overcome gluten intolerance, we must heal the damaged gut or digestive tract.
This is done by observing 4 basic principles namely:
1. Stop eating those foods that cause irritation
2. Bone broth to heal the intestinal lining (healing the leaky gut)
3. Probiotics – necessary to convert nutrients eaten to nutrients that can be used as well as assisting in the digestive process
4. Digestive Enzymes – to assist a tired or compromised digestive tract

Stop eating Foods that Irritate: Most people with Gluten Intolerance end up with what is known as a leaky gut.  The intestinal villi are damaged and the channels in the intestine for absorbing foods are larger than they should be.  The gut is too porous allowing food particles that are not broken down sufficiently to be absorbed into the blood stream.  The result is often the development of food allergies.  So, compounded with the inflammation and irritation caused by gluten, you now are allergic to corn, dairy, sugar, nuts and many other non-gluten foods.  It is important to avoid all foods that act as irritants until the digestive tract is healed.  Only then should you begin to introduce other foods.  The raw vegan diet will most certainly tear you up. Gas, Bloating, pain! Eat soothing foods such as roasted vegetable.

Bone Broth: Once the gut has become a problem, we need the nutritional building blocks to restore the connective tissue lining of the intestines. This is where grandma comes to the rescue.  Soup made with a soup bone.  Of course, it makes the soup taste better but unbeknownst to grandma the bone and cartilage provide the perfect building blocks the stomach, small intestine and large intestine needs to knit itself into strong healthy tissue.  Tissue that welcomes the growth of the good bacteria (probiotics). Bone broth is also very soothing for an irritated digestive tract. Healing the gut may require you to consume from 2 to 8 cups of bone broth each day depending on the severity of your condition. You have to make bone broth at home on your own. You cannot buy broth at the store – all you will get is chemically flavored water.

I know that we are not all going to eat soup each day and so on the days you don’t have soup with a nutrient-rich bone broth, take a tablespoon on bovine gelatin. This is what jello used to be made from (literally the ground up cartilage, ligaments and tendons of cows). Great Lakes is a good brand of gelatin.

Probiotics: These “good bacteria” that have become so popular are necessary in converting nutrients that we eat into nutrients that the body can use.  85% of the bacteria in your gut should be the healthy ones.  Too many of the unhealthy flora (like candida and so many others) will result in cravings for unhealthy foods – sugars, carbs, junk food.  This is why so many children are picky eaters – an unhealthy digestive tract.  By eating a healthy amount of probiotics, found in yogurt, kefir, kombucha, kvass, sauerkraut (homemade, not canned), sourdough bread and quality supplements, digestive health can be restored.  Cravings for junky foods will diminish and your kids will actually begin eating things that are recognized as healthy foods.  As parents, you may need to be sneaky to get probiotics into their tummies, but as you do, you will begin to see changes in behavior and pickiness. 

Many find it easier to take probiotics in capsule form.  You need to be taking a lot of probiotics from as many sources as you can to provide a rich diversity of the good bacteria. Don’t skimp.

Enzymes: You must digest and break down the food that you eat. If the food is not broken down into small enough chunks, it can ferment (causing gas and reflux) or be absorbed as too big of particles creating an immune response (allergies). By taking digestive enzymes, we can insure that the food you eat is broken down. Your digestion needs to be good.  Some can get by taking a couple enzymes with each meal, however most will need to take more. Many may need to take up to 5 or 10 enzymes with each meal as well as taking them on an empty stomach.  By taking enzymes on empty, they act as powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that scavenge and clean up inflammation in the body. One common side effect of poor digestion is joint and muscle pain. High quality enzymes (we want good proteolytic enzymes) are important.  Enzyme therapy has also proven to be effective in helping many severe health conditions. When eating, slow down and chew your food thoroughly.

And so what to do with all of that wheat.  As I see it, you’ve got two options. Either heal your digestive tract or give your wheat to the neighbor (the one who tells you “I’m coming to your house when the economy crashes”) and buy a bunch of rice.

I have personally assisted hundreds back into the realm of eating delicious bread through the means outlined in this article.  This article is a brief (unscientific) overview to this topic, and yes the science supports this. We only have time and space here to teach the general concepts. Understand that while gluten is vital for the delicious crumb of our bread, the sourdough process deactivates it rendering it harmless to your digestion.  Yes, gluten intolerance is a problem and yes, gluten is not a nutrient you want to consume too much of, but you can be healed and dining can again become a pleasurable and eagerly anticipated experience.

Bon Appetite!

Dr. Kyle Christensen