By Larry Witzleben, LMT

healthy heart

One of the great joys of my work is to open your eyes to the marvel of your own design, that you may choose to be a better steward of that which is YOU!

The design of our bodies is mind-blowing, yet our part is so simple.

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a holistic health conference put on by one of Orlando major hospital systems. The keynote speaker was Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist on the verge of becoming renowned. He went through all the medical markers of cardiovascular health and breakdown. Then he stopped. His pause seemed to portend something bigger was coming. Then he asked, “Now, do you want to really have a healthy heart?” We looked at each other. He said, “Live authentically.” You could have heard a pin drop. What did he mean? He said, “Live from your heart, give life to your heart’s desires. Be who you truly are. THAT will create the biochemistry of a healthy heart!”

As if that weren’t enough, he gave us a moment to let that sink in, then he threw us another curve ball. “NOW, do you want to have a REALLY health heart??? Work your shadow.” What??? We all have our darkness buried deep. The stuff too painful to feel and face. Our guilt, our shame, our grief, regrets and resentments. Our shadow. THEY are what’s running us, he said, chipping away at us, quietly, steadily, little by little over the years. Looking at all that isn’t for the faint at heart, he said. But with a figurative flashlight, go down into your deepest darkness and bring all that recrimination and hurt up to the light. Examine it, feel it, become complete with it. Therein is your truly healthy heart! “Then you can safely handle a few more doughnuts!”

Speaking of eating, did you know that by the act of your chewing your food thoroughly, you set into motion a process by which your body produces nitric oxide with which it repairs its own arteries? Chewing produces nitric oxide the body uses to repair the one-cell-thick, inner lining of its own arteries. Is that a design, or what???

My work supports you in all of this, from living authentically to chewing your food. When, from my Whole-Body Reset, your body and nervous system are in their naturally calm state, and you’re no longer in reactive mode, your heart is calmer, too, your mind, emotions, and spirit are relaxed and true, and you naturally engage with your life more authentically. When your body is more relaxed, you will naturally live more healthfully, make better choices generally, eat in a more relaxed fashion, chew and digest more thoroughly.

Larry Witzleben, LMT MA14390 –  Orthopedic Massage – Polarity Therapy- Whole-Body Reset

Lotus Blossom Clinic
6710 Winkler Road, Suite 2
Ft. Myers, Florida 33919


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