Yes, you can effect change in the world..

September 26, 2014

Dear Holistic Providers,

The world in which we live is rapidly changing and evolving.
As our population grows and expands, the need for healing and love also grows and expands. Traditional medicine is often beyond the economic reach of millions of people worldwide.
Complementary and alternative medicine has much to offer those who suffer. However, they must be made aware of what our individual and collective therapies have to offer. To that end I am proposing that you join us in creating a World Wide
Holistic Health Day.
For this day we ask Providers world wide to sponsor Holistic Fairs at your local schools, centers, churches, synagogues or temples. These Fairs can offer free classes, samples of your work, or sample products. By raising the level of awareness of those who can benefit from our services, we raise the Wellness Quotient of the World and help create a healthier happier world.
Won’t you please join forces with us and be part of this grass roots movement?
“ Be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you,

Lucrezia Pierro

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What will you do for Worldwide Holistic Day?

September 22, 2014


CONTACT Lucrezia Pierro

“ Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

The 4TH Worldwide Holistic Day will be celebrated on Oct. 2nd , the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday. Holistic Practioners worldwide will be offering free classes, workshops and demonstrations. WHAT WILL YOU OFFER ON THE NET OR IN YOUR HOMETOWN?

The goal of this day is to educate people about the benefits of holistic practices and to increase the number of holistic practitioners worldwide. Holistic intervention can help reduce pain and suffering. It complements conventional medicine. In times of crises, holistic therapies can be the on the ground, first response.
Holistic therapies can help reduce trauma, lower blood pressure and prevent bleed out
Lu Pierro, grassroots organizer of Worldwide Holistic day states that holistic practices include but are not limited to reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, therapeutic touch and aromatherapy.
In celebration of this day, she asks that Holistic Practitioners worldwide offer a free workshop, demonstration, class to educated the public about holistic and complementary practices. She will post pictures on her site and offers free publicity to participants. About WORLDWIDE HOLISTIC DAY: Founded in 2010, Worldwide Holistic Day is an international not-for-profit movement of holistic professionals working to reduce pain and suffering worldwide. The belief is that through education, practices can be learned and immediately applied in times of need. Worldwide Holistic Day promotes the understanding and advocacy of alternative or complementary practices to conventional medicine. For more information go to to learn more about this movement Like us on Face book: Worldwide Holistic Day.


You are Called

September 22, 2014

You are a lightworker. God needs you to shine your Divine light and love – like an angel – upon the earth and all of its inhabitants.

Yes, you are a lightworker. As such, you have always had a burning desire to make the world a better place. It is a deep calling that is beyond time and space.

Gina Rosenthal, Master Teacher Teaches the following classes:

September 21, 2014

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gina for several years.  She is a heart felt practitioner whose work has inspired many and has healed many.  Her book the Heart of Healing is a must read for anyone who wishes to become healed.  She embodies the goals and spirit of Worldwide Holistic Day

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Fall 2014 Workshops


Part 1 (Acupressure for Self-Care) & Part 2 (Using Seva Acupressure With Others) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 CEU/contact hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB), nurses (AHNA/ANCC), Asian bodyworkers (NCCAOM)


Saturday, September 13, 2014, Seva Parts 1 & 2: 9 AM – 4 PM, Holmdel, NJ; FEE: SEVA Part 1: $60; Part 2: $60, information / registration — 908-902-0770

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Seva Parts 1 & 2: 9 AM – 3:30 PM, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ; information/registration: 732-255-0304, (Continuing and Professional Education)


Monday, October 6, 2014, Seva Part 1: 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ; information/registration: 732-255-0304, (Continuing and Professional Education)

Monday, October 13, 2014, Seva Part 2: 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ; information/registration: 732-255-0304, (Continuing and Professional Education)

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Seva Parts 1 & 2: 9 AM – 3:30 PM, Union County College, Cranford, NJ; information/registration: 908-709-7600, (Continuing Education)

Saturday, October 25, 2014, Seva Parts 1 & 2: 9 AM – 3:30 PM, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ; information/registration: 609-570-3311, (Center for Continuing Studies)

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PROCESS ACUPRESSURE 1 (PA 1): Gateway to Soul

Process Acupressure (PA) is a simple, yet profound, holistic method that combines traditional acupressure (to a fully-clothed body) with a process approach to consciousness. It facilitates healing and the natural growth process that arises from within the individual. Process skills taught facilitate clarity in mind, emotions, and spirit. Soul centered development is emphasized. Although acupressure is a lifelong study, this course will empower you to work effectively with energy flow in the body, including meridians and chakras, toward greater balance. PA can be used alone for self-help or can easily be given to another person. PA can also be combined with other body modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, CranioSacral therapy, massage therapy, rehabilitation, and more. In this class you will learn how to empower self and clients toward greater understanding and responsibility for health and growth. You will also learn Chakra Tai Chi, a movement meditation for increased self-awareness, health, and personal growth and development. No pre-requisites.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 24 CEU/contact hours for massage therapists (NCBTMB), nurses (AHNA/ANCC), Asian bodyworkers (NCCAOM)

November 6 – 9, 2014, 9 AM – 5 PM, Naples, Florida

Information/registration: 978-456-0300,

FEE: Super Saver till 9/7/14, $595; Early Bird 9/8 – 10/6, $695; Full Price after 10/7, $795

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Oct 2, 1914 The 4th Annual Worldwide Holistic Day!

September 21, 2014

Worldwide Holistic Day

Worldwide Holistic Day was started as a grassroots movement in response to a series of cataclysmic events; the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, followed shortly thereafter by several earthquakes in Chile in 2010. Natural disasters, by virtue of what they are, cause mass confusion on the ground. The delay time in medical care caused the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of people from blood loss, trauma and infection.

Watching natural disasters on TV causes a sense of powerlessness. What can we do? We send money and prayers, but there has to be more. Out of that sense of frustration, was born Worldwide Holistic Day.

Oct 2nd was chosen because it is the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday.  Gandhi emphasized, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” What better mantra to go forth and help ease pain and suffering worldwide.

How can you participate? In a variety of ways!

If you are a holistic practitioner, I invite you on Oct 2nd, or 1st. to offer a free lecture, workshop, demonstration at your home, center, church, school, temple, it doesn’t matter where. Teach one or a hundred and one people simple holistic practices that they can utilize. Education is key. Education is empowerment and is the force that can change the world. Know on this day that you will be joining like-minded people the world over who will be teaching others techniques that could be immediately implemented in times of crises or illness.

You may say, well, we don’t live in an earthquake zone, we don’t have those issues. Let me quickly remind you of Sept. 11, 2001, New York City. America is no longer immune from disaster.

If you decide to participate, go to my wordpress site, and download a free press release. Fill in your information in the blanks and send it to your local newspaper. (You should do this about 4-6 weeks prior to your event). Advertise your event via Facebook, LinkedIn, or wherever your web watering holes reside.

Let me know the who, what, where, when and why of your event, and I will post your link on my wordpress site under Links that we Love.   You will once again get FREE exposure.

On the day of your event make sure you take pictures.

Email me the pics, and I will post a montage of all the events

Worldwide. Once again, FREE publicity for you!

If simple, holistic practices were more widespread in the world, there would be more people on the ground that could jump into action. Practices like Reiki, acupressure, and Therapeutic Touch have been proven to lessen blood pressure, reduce stress and bring the body into homeostasis. All that is required is two hands. Other disciplines that use herbs such as aromatherapy or shamanism can be of enormous value. Cayenne pepper is one of the master herbs that can equalize blood pressure and promote healing. This is but a small sampling of holistic practices that can be effective.

So you decide, are you a watcher or a doer? You can sit glued to your TV when a natural disaster unfolds, or you can take action. I am offering you a chance to take the tears you may shed during a natural disaster and add them to the vast ocean of love and support that humanity can bring. Worldwide Holistic Day supports knowledge and giving. It is only when we teach another that we give an immortal gift. The person who was taught will go on to teach another.

There is in the study of chaos theory something called the butterfly effect. It states that tiny variations can affect giant and complex systems. The individual flapping of butterfly wings could have an effect on weather conditions worldwide.

Imagine, holistic practitioners worldwide, celebrating their gifts and talents on one designated day. Imagine them sending their loving energy into the world.. Imagine.

Questions, comments? You can reach me at to read more.


The Difference Between Curing and Healing

August 18, 2013

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The Difference Between Curing vs. Healing





2010-05-07-coughsyrup.jpgMost of us want a quick fix when we are sick. Who wouldn’t? The problem with this, however, is that a quick fix isn’t always possible — and in many cases, it’s not even the best medicine.

When I was taken to a hospital in Thailand 15 years ago for what appeared to be amoebic dysentery, I had a deep sense that medicine was not the only answer to my illness. I had been away from my American cultural norm for six months, and was opening up to new ideas and perspectives (in particular through the practice of meditation and yoga). While I knew that medicine would probably help subside the painful and life-threatening symptoms of the dysentery, I knew deep inside that medicine was only one piece of the puzzle.

As I lay there in the hospital bed for what seemed like endless hours, I came to realize that whatever was going on with me went much deeper than the symptoms I was experiencing on the surface. It wasn’t just my physical body that needed to be cured, but my mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies were asking to be healed. Thus, my healing work began.

What I am talking about here is the difference between curing vs. healing. While I was brought up under the conventional medicine belief system where prescribed medications were considered the “cure” for my various illnesses as a child and young adult, the experience in Thailand woke me up to some other possibilities for healing. In short, for the first time I discovered my own power to heal.

Enter: holistic medicine.

There is no question that the relationship between holistic medicine and conventional medicine has been a contentious, or maybe more apt — ignored one — for many years. Those who prescribed to holistic medical thinking and action were considered “on the fringe,” New Age “woo-woo” types, or flat out ignorant. Understandably, those who prided themselves on their rational minds and put an emphasis on the physical world (at the expense the “unseen” one) would not want to consider that there might be more to healing than treating the physical body.

Today, however, due to the work of some particular individuals — we’ve moved on a bit from these stereotypes.

2010-05-07-CarolineMyss_blog.jpgOne of these outstanding individuals is Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Caroline, a world-renowned medical intuitive, author, and speaker in the field of health and healing, has been a pioneer in courage in the health care field. In her book, Anatomy of the Spirit, she points out: “Healing begins with the repair of emotional injuries.” She explains, in other words, that instead of illness being considered simply a result of germs and genetics, it is essential to consider the emotional component of illness.



“Holistic and conventional medicine take two different attitudes toward power: active and passive,” says Caroline. “The chemical treatments of conventional medicine require no conscious participation on the part of the patient … When a person is passive – with an attitude of ‘just do it to me’ – he does not fully heal; he may recover, but he may never deal fully with the source of his illness.”


In contrast, she explains, holistic medicine considers the patient’s willingness to participate fully in his or her own healing as necessary for its success. “Healing is an active and internal process that includes investigating one’s attitudes, memories, and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevent one’s full emotional and spiritual recovery,” says Caroline.

To put it simply, when you give your authority over to your doctor to “cure” you, you may be missing out on an important part of your healing process (aka the emotional, psychological, and spiritual stresses that were part of the illness). If conventional medicine cures your symptoms, but not the underlying causes, Caroline and other holistic medical experts say there is a high possibility that your illness will come back.

What are you going to do for Worldwide Holistic Day?  Now is the time to plan your free event.  Email me with your news!


Not so sweet for your health!

August 2, 2013

Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects

Promoted for decades as a “safe” sugar alternative, presumably to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetes, Splenda (sucralose) has been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human subjects.

The artificial sweetener sucralose, which is approximately 600 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), and marketed under a variety of brand names, such as Splenda, Cukren, Nevella and SucraPlus, has recently been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human test subjects, despite containing no calories and being classified as a ‘nonutritive sweetener.’

new study published in the journal Diabetes Care, lead by researchers at the Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, set out to test the metabolic effects of sucralose in obese subjects who did not use nonnutritive sweeteners.

Seventeen subjects underwent a 5-hour oral glucose tolerance test on two separate occasions preceded by consuming either sucralose (experimental condition) or water (control condition) 10 min before the glucose load in a randomized crossover design.

The results were reported as follows:

Compared with the control condition, sucralose ingestion caused 1) a greater incremental increase in peak plasma glucose concentrations (4.2 ± 0.2 vs. 4.8 ± 0.3 mmol/L; P = 0.03), 2) a 20 ± 8% greater incremental increase in insulin area under the curve (AUC) (P < 0.03), 3) a 22 ± 7% greater peak insulin secretion rate (P < 0.02), 4) a 7 ± 4% decrease in insulin clearance (P = 0.04), and 5) a 23 ± 20% decrease in SI (P = 0.01).

In other words, a single dose of sucralose lead to a .6 mmol/L increase in plasma glucose concentrations, a 20% increase in insulin levels, a 22% greater peak insulin secretion rate, and a 7% decrease in insulin clearance, an indication of decreased insulin sensitivity.

They concluded

These data demonstrate that sucralose affects the glycemic and insulin responses to an oral glucose load in obese people who do not normally consume NNS.


Despite the fact that preapproval research on sucralose found a wide range of adverse health effects in exposed animals [see The Bitter Truth about Splenda], national and international food safety regulatory bodies, including the FDA, now consider it completely safe for daily human consumption.*

The same applies for synthetic sweeteners like aspartame, which despite its well-known link with brain damage and over 40 documented adverse health effects, is safety approved in 90 nations.

Industry influence largely accounts for the fact that synthetic chemicals like asparatame, neotame, saccharin and sucralose are being foisted onto the public as ‘safe’ non-calorie sweeteners, despite obvious research to the contrary, and the fact that stevia, the non-calorie natural alternative, has over 1500 years of documented safe use.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), for instance, does nothing to hide its explicit partnership with McNeil Nutritionals, maker of Splenda, despite the obvious conflict of interest. On its website, the ADA describes McNeil Nutritionals as a “national strategic partner ” and lauds them as “committed to helping people and their families with diabetes by focusing on the overall nutritional needs of the diabetes community.”  McNeil Nutritionals sponsors the ADA’s “Recipe of the Day,” along with a variety of educational tools and information for consumers and healthcare professionals.

Despite these cozy relationships, the research on sucralose’s adverse health effects continues to accumulate.  Some of the more recent research on the chemical indicate that it may contribute to the following health and environmental problems:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A researcher from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ, proposes that sucralose may be causing a global increase in cases of IBS, including both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. [i] In an article titled “What made Canada become a country with the highest incidence of inflammatory bowel disease: could sucralose be the culprit?”, author Xiaofa Qin describes how Canada, which once had one of the lowest rates of IBS in the world, attained the highest levels after being the first country in the world to approve the use of sucralose in thousands of consumer products in 1991.[ii]
  • Harms Gut Flora and Gastrointestinal Health: A 2008 study found that the administration of sucralose to rats at a dose far below the US FDA Acceptable Daily intake level resulted in: 1) a decrease in the numbers of a wide range of beneficial gut bacteria. 2) “increase in fecal pH.”  3) “enhanced expression levels of P-gp, CYP3A4, and CYP2D1, which are known to limit the bioavailability of orally administered drugs.”[iii]
  • Migraines: A report was published in the journal Headache in 2006 indicating that physicians should be mindful of the possibility that sucralose can trigger migraines.[iv]
  • Environmental Persistence: Like many persistent organic pollutants in the pesticide category, sucralose is exceptionally resistant to degradation, both through environmental processes (microbial degradation, hydrolysis, soil sorption) and advanced treatment processes (chlorination, ozonation, sorption to activated carbon, and UV radiation). Sucralose, after all, was discovered accidentally by pesticide researchers, and is chemically related to DDT, a chlorinated hydrocarbon.  Some researchers now consider it an ideal “tracer of anthropogenic activity,” which is true also of lethal radioisotopes such as uranium 238 and plutonium 239, due to their resistance to degradation. [v]  Indeed, recent research found that sucralose has a low rate of removal (11%) in drinking water tested that presently serves 28 million people.[vi]
  • Environmental Toxicity: Sucralose was recently found to alter the physiological and behavioral status of crustaceans, leading researchers to warn that the chemical will likely have wider ecological consequences.[vii]


*The FDA approves 1.1 mg/kg bodyweight, or the equivalent of 75 mg a day (about 6 packets) for a 150 lb adult.

Rosemary, one of the world’s best herbs.

July 19, 2013



2. Rosemary

Pairs well with: Potatoes; citrus; honey; garlic; onions; chile peppers
May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.
Recipe to try: Rosemary Flatbread with Yellow Split Pea Spread and More Rosemary Recipes

In ancient Greece, scholars wore rosemary garlands to help them study—and one recent study found that people performed better on memory and alertness tests when mists of aromatic rosemary oil were piped into their study cubicles. Rosemary is often used in marinades for meats and poultry, and there’s scientific wisdom behind that tradition: rosmarinic acid and other antioxidant compounds in the herb fight bacteria and prevent meat from spoiling, and may even make cooked meats healthier. In March, Kansas State University researchers reported that adding rosemary extracts to ground beef helped prevent the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs)—cancer-causing compounds produced when meats are grilled, broiled or fried.

*** Please share Worldwide Holistic Day, Oct. 2nd with your friends.  Let us be the change we wish to see in the world.  Namaste. 


July 18, 2013

1. Sage  

Pairs well with: Squashes; parsley; rosemary; thyme; walnuts
May help: 
Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.
Recipe to try: 
Sweet Potato & Turnip Mash with Sage Butter and More Sage Recipes

Today’s herbalists recommend sipping sage tea for upset stomachs and sore throats; one study found that spraying sore throats with a sage solution gave effective pain relief. And whoever gave the herb the wisdom-connoting “sage” moniker may have been onto something: preliminary research suggests the herb may improve some symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease by preventing a key enzyme from destroying acetylcholine, a brain chemical involved in memory and learning. In another study, college students who took sage extracts in capsule form performed significantly better on memory tests, and their moods improved.

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Plans for Worldwide Holistic Day 2013

July 14, 2013

Hello my fellow holistic friends!  I am already working in the background to make 2013 our best year yet for holistic practices!  Please mark the date on your calendar and begin to put your creative energies to work.  Ghandi’s birthday falls on Oct. 2nd, a Wednesday.  That day may not be practical for many of you to host a free workshop, lecture, online teleseminar, but you may want to do something on the weekend.  Last October was amazing!  We nearly doubled our participants in Worldwide Celebration.  We had folk honoring the day in the US, Spain, England, Canada, India, and Israel!  Remember, you can send me your pics, video, etc, and I will post it here, so free publicity for YOU.  

How does Worldwide Holistic Day work?  In your community offer a free lecture, workshop, hands on practice that will benefit your community.  You can be a Reiki practitioner, an aromatherapist, polarity therapist, it really doesn’t matter.  What matters is your intention.  Together, we can teach self care practices that will serve those who need it in times of stress, national calamity, or to further their own health.  

Please forward this to 5 friends who you think may be interested. Namaste