Over 15 years Colleen has been working in service to Creator and has often been called to share healings without expecting or asking for monetary compensation. It is during these profound healings that Colleen channels through her Higher Self. Colleen has also been called to healing animals out of her compassion and unconditional deep love for them.
Monthly sound events are also held to share together as community and to raise awareness on the power of sound. These are all non profit events with donations forwarded to charities in need.
Below are some testimonials from some of Colleen’s clients.
The ones marked with *** were performed in her service to Creator and no monetary profits were received.
I had met Colleen several years ago and enjoyed her space for a labyrinth walk and an evening sound event.
However, in December 2016, I felt compelled to book a session with Colleen.
I chose the sound healing and shamanistic journey and I was well rewarded!
After some massage with beautiful scents and relaxation, Colleen guided me to get on my horse and ride while she drummed.
I was Native American riding bareback across the Plains and heading to the mountains. At the mountain, I dismounted and climbed to the top so that I could see the place where ‘heaven met earth’.
Next I ‘saw’ a buffalo hide complete with head and horns covering me and I could actually ‘feel’ the hide touching my back! Just as I was thinking, “am I medicine man”, and conscious of the hide on my back, I realized that I was shapeshifting and the hide became the wide wings of a beautiful bald eagle and I lifted off and took flight!
In combination with Colleen’s haunting and beautiful voice singing, Sweet Hummingbird, the sounds that she used and the body work she performed, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
Thank you for using your Creator given talents in service to humanity.
I recently traveled to Southeast Asia and returned extremely sick. I was in and out of the hospital trying to figure out what was wrong. I was in constant pain, vomiting, extremely weak, dizzy, losing weight, and unable to work. Doctors said potentially acid reflux, ulcer or gastritis, but no clear answer.
This lead me to the Enchanted Healing Centre in Fergus to do a Healing session with Colleen. My session has left me in amazement as I was so sick for 11 days and only 1 session with Colleen has me back to myself again 🙂 Colleen used a variety of different healing modalities on me ranging from sound therapy with crystal bowls, Buffalo drum, harp & her pure angelic voice. Many different healing herbs were used during the session along with sacred tools. Colleen did hands on energy work on my abdominal area which shifted blocked energy releasing the pain and discomfort I had been experiencing. When she was finished there was a huge sense of relief, the first time I had been at peace with my body in those 11 days of being sick.
In the past few years I have been going through many shifts, taking different approaches to my health and healing. Family and friends often push for western medicine over the natural route, this often leaves me confused and questioning myself. But the healing that took place during my session solidified that we don’t always need to immediately turn to Western medicine and we need to put more trust back into ourselves, in nature and honor Ancient wisdom & traditions. Colleen is the true embodiment of what we are capable of, a very powerful healer sharing shamanic wisdom, she is intuitively guided to give you the healing that you need. A unique treatment that an antibiotic or mainstream medical doctor cannot provide you. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have crossed paths with Colleen. My previous sessions have helped me with many different blockages, ailments and addictions in my life. I have awakened to so many truths, gained so much knowledge and new perspectives during these sessions. Gratitude to the warrior of light that you are, thank you for your dedication and preservation of this work.
I want to thank you Colleen for the life changing private healing session last week. It was without exaggeration an out of this world experience. Your beautiful blessed voice and your bowls enlightened me. It was so much more beyond what I expected. I can still feel the bliss and amazing energy from that session. I released major traumas that where hiding in my gut, from as far back as when I was 4 years old. It would have taken me years using conventional therapies, to dig that deep and release these traumas. I am a completely different person, gone is the depression and worries about the future. I have so much more positive energy and love for the simple things.
I am truly blessed to have met you and don’t know how to repay you for changing my life. I would recommend your services to anyone who is looking for answers and healing.
Ramin Noori – 03/2016
*** I’m writing to express my appreciation for the opportunity to experience a healing with you. In the days following this experience I have felt renewed with an energy of self-acceptance and love. I have been emboldened, humbled and my relationship to the divine elements of life have been invigorated with a new sense of participation and joy. I have sought and received forgiveness in my relationships and found new meaning in my work. In addition to the marvelous gifts of musicianship and sensory delight that filled your healing sessions I was particularly struck by the transparency, humility and sacred reverence that enlightened your leadership. As a participant I felt like my presence was deeply appreciated and that you made a conscientious effort to create both physical and energetic space for my being to resonate in all of its beauty, power and human-ness. I felt seen, celebrated and nurtured and when I encountered places that were difficult, I felt that I could surrender to your guidance and allow a higher consciousness to lead us through the darkness.
I left this experience with a renewed and palpable joy in my body which has not diminished in the days following. It has gone deep into the sinews of my body and it flutters about my energy field reminding me of the magical alchemy it is to be alive.
Thank you for your attentive, authentic and masterful sharing of your passion and gift to heal and your delight in dancing with the animals and angels.
Justin Tensen / 2016
Colleen gave me a healing that was unlike anything I’ve experienced, beginning with a 45mins infrared sauna, followed by ritual, shamanic massage with crystal bowls and singing and more magic. I feel rejuvenated today in ways words can only dream of expressing. I am feeling profoundly well! In fact, the ache that was in my hip/groin appears to have left my body which is simply incredible! You have quite a gift, Colleen, with your guides and spirit helpers in tow. I hope to send others your way and wish to see you for more healing in the future. I HIGHLY recommend anyone taking the short trip from Toronto to Fergus to connect to Colleen for healing, especially those walking a spiritual path. She nourishes all levels of being! Stay tuned too because Colleen and I will be linking up in co-creations this year and beyond!
Darren Austin Hall, Musician & Sound Healer 2015
I was fortunate to experience a healing session with Colleen. There were so many wonderful elements about the complete experience, how can I focus on defining it? Her welcoming nature and sincerity set such a beautiful tone in her space, creating safety, comfort and peace. Her sincerity allowed me to trust the process, and dive deeply into my awareness to release rigid patterns and pain. The pain in my back from a teenage injury melted away, my natural walking rhythm returned and I had movement and fluidity which I had missed for 35 years. Never once did I feel abandoned throughout the process, but honored and witnessed, with strength, honesty and wisdom. She has a gift with her voice and massage, and I would recommend her sessions for anyone.
Thank you Colleen!
Betty Young, Owner of Fergus Natural Choice 2015
I can’t wait to have another healing! Though I received what I needed in another healing, it wasn’t quite like yours. Your voice literally takes me to another level. I really felt the difference this time- when you sang. I felt the healing intensify (seriously- it was quite mind blowing!). You have an incredible gift! Thank you for being you, and doing incredible healing work! I am so grateful you are here on this planet, and that I get to share healing moments with you!
Angela Hines 2015
“Since having a couple of healing sessions with Colleen, I am finding that if I do Shamanic journaling twice per day and Ho-oponopono 2 or 3 times, plus listening to songs and Icaros and playing the didj a bit that I seem to stay in the zone. In fact sometimes I can actually end up almost blissed out. I have never been so at peace. There is still lots to work on, but gone are the 3 to 5 day depressions every time my wife and I have a disagreement Thanks for the great experience and guidance in what to do after a few private healing sessions were finished.”
Keith Cook 2015
I wanted to send you a gracious thank you Colleen for the space and sound healing that you created on Saturday for me. It was such a blessed experience for me. I am currently integrating at the Omega centre in New York and the healing is continuing in grand and glorious ways. I am not sure this experience would have given me as many gifts had I not started this journey with you in love and healing.
My whole being thanks you for the awakening of my true self that, though had already been beginning to bud, was nourished in such an all encompassing way in your presence and here at Omega that it has become the flower that at last can open its petals to the light.
In Loving Kindness,
Kathy Coyle 2014
I find the massage-healing sessions magnificiently relaxing. It unravels the mind-body, establishing healing processes. I would certainly recommend the massage-healing to anyone. The sound events, similarly, set the stage for healing, as primordial sounds resonate within our collective innerness. By listening and chanting we transcend the finite grasp of our cognitive selves to embrace collective empathy. These are enlivening and enlightening exercises in human sharing.
My treatment far exceeded my expectations. Colleen spent time listening carefully to my health issues and then tailored a number of approaches to maximize my healing and comfort. Her space is clean, very well equipped and peaceful. I came away feeling energized and relaxed and in much better shape than when I arrived. She has a lovely way about her and I really appreciate the exciting modalities she is using. Thank you!
I have known Colleen for three years and have had the incredible opportunity to witness and experience the transformational healing work that she facilitates. The most unique part of Colleen’s craft is her intuitive connection to shamanic wisdom. From her angelic voice & amazing Crystal Bowls, to her extensive knowledge of indigenous healing techniques, Colleen accesses a very wide variety of therapeutic modalities.
Her understanding of how sound affects the body is miraculous and it is standard for her to eliminate the most troublesome symptoms within a single session. The response and sense of community she has woven together here in Ontario & beyond has resulted in permanent healing paths for many, many beings. She has not only created a remarkable space for hands on healing but has also built a venue for community, hosting a wide range of events to promote the cultivation of collective health awareness and higher consciousness
Thank you Colleen for sharing your ancient wisdom and bringing your transcendent, healing gifts to Fergus.
Ryan Gray ***
I can’t express with words how magical your sound therapy was today. Your chanting took me to another place and with each instrument you used, I felt it touch a deeper place in my soul.
One of the most incredible things was that throughout the session, I felt pressure building up in my abdomen area that you were working on. It was building and building. After we were finished I knew I needed to go to the bathroom and as I peed I felt that tension (and pain I had been feeling for the longest time) leave my body – what an incredible feeling!
Melissa Stewart ***
“As Colleen sings, she invites us into the Deva realm while remaining right here. She throws perfect timed handfuls of sand and I feel I am privileged enough to witness how Mother Earth herself, in the form of a Woman, by the gentle rocking of archetypal sound, create the heartbeat of every wave against every strand. She takes me on a Shaman’s journey to that place where time and space cease to rule and rhythm and being take their place. This flower of the Celts is one that plays with unicorns.”
“Colleen has a special gift. Her healing hands and beautiful voice make for an unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage or a deeper transformational healing, she will provide you with exactly what you need. I have enjoyed many sessions from her and look forward to many more!”
Surya Devi – Musician & Holistic Therapist
“This past Summer I had a healing session with Colleen, it was unplanned and spontaneous, I saw her do some healing on the horses with her Omega wand and that morning I had a tooth ache, as well I was just feeling really …blah…so I asked Colleen if she could try it on me, and she so generously and graciously did. When she worked on me it felt like I was in a water fall being purified with love. Then she massaged my neck and my hands and I was able to heal something’s that have been locked in my body, I released some memories, and she intuitively just knew, and she was there with me beside me just loving me. I felt safe and loved. Since that day my tooth has not caused me any pain, it went from a 7 to a Zero 🙂 and I’ve been feeling able to love myself more and accept myself more and most of all forgive myself. The energy that Colleen facilitates is pure divine love, and I am so grateful for Colleen.”
Love Larissa ***
“Thank you for the wonderful moments shared in touching a musical place that needs to be opened much wider.”
“I met Colleen after she attended a workshop of mine, and I immediately felt a connection to her when she invited me for a healing session. I usually don’t allow people that I don’t know well to work on me, but I felt safe and open to her. Her spirit is comforting and inviting, and she seemed to identify what I was at the time dealing with, which was a pain in my inner back, and it had been there for so long that I had stopped talking about it to anyone and had just been dealing with it. I was in a state of crisis, and had been hiding it well, and I felt that she was like an angel coming to my call. Once she started to work on me, I felt a calmness come over me, as well as the energy of the crystals and she started to hone in on the exact spot of my inner pain and work intensely there. She seemed to have been able to grab on to whatever was hooked into me, and at the moment that I felt it start to detach, I saw a vision of a little, scared child saying ‘no…don’t leave!’, and she disappeared at the same time that Colleen seemed to release her. I say her because I believe that it was a part of my identity that was connected to genetic memories of my family’s history of generations of residential schools, and I was also at the time doing workshops for the last few years on the impacts on families of residential schools. I felt that I did not know what could have become of me if that little girl hadn’t been able to be released. I felt that it would have made me ill. That particular pain never did return. It has been over two years now, and I thank Colleen for being present enough to recognize a person in need of healing, because it has helped me to continue my healing journey with others.”
Meeka Noelle Morgan ***
“Wonderful interpretation, Universe must be SO proud of your channeling its infinite – perpetual energy & sharing-healing others.”
“Beautiful Voice of an Angel, thanks for sharing this gift with us ♥”
“Gratitude indeed for sharing your epic adventure with us through this beautiful sound visual…Incredible voice you have too! What a gift.”
“Pure beauty and gratitude”
Madeleine Bachan Kaur
About Colleen’s CD Emerald City Wave Sounds:
“A beautifully crafted experience. I listen to a lot of recordings of crystal bowls and a lot of ambient soundscapes – and this album is something special. There is a beautiful sadness that has been captured in the vocals that allow the bowls and other instruments of choice in this album to provide an experience that leaves one inspired by the beauty of what it means to be human. Thank-you for this gift!!” www.ascendedthoughts.com
“This is absolutely profound….. I am working at healing in a way not explored, thanks to your CD”
“Beautiful… love your voice :)”
“Big Hug and so much LOVE to you… Loved to hear your voice again. Very good!!!”
Vitor Hugo Hugo
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I feel nothing but gratitude for the time spent at the Enchanted Healing Centre. Colleen and her mother Wynne are absolutely wonderful people.
I am astonished by the work Colleen does. Thank you for taking the time to understand my needs on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels, and healing me with tender touch, aromatherapy, sound, song, and therapeutic words. Wynne, thank you for lovely flowing conversation and company, and pampering me in ways that left me feeling nothing but spoiled, beautiful, and blessed.
I left feeling refreshed, rejuvinated, and able to recognize my inner strength, balance, peace of mind and divinity
True healers and workers of light . Namaste.
When an organ or body part is healthy, it creates a natural resonant frequency in harmony with the rest of the body. When the vibration of a part of the body is out of harmony, we have dis-ease. With dis-ease, a different sound pattern is established in the affected part of the body. When sound is projected into the dis-eased area, correct harmonic patterns are restored. There are many methods of healing with sound. Mantras and chants alongside the use of crystal bowls and her sacred instruments are technique’s Colleen has been using in her healings since 2003.
The calming sound waves which emanate from the bowls immediately put the brain into the alpha state. They speak to the entire body vibrating each, organ cell and atom. Shaking loose old patterns, realigning and refrequencing and allowing us to easily access higher states of consciousness.Crystals are fossilized water, formed when water combines with an element under certain conditions of pressure, temperature and energy. As a crystal, the element is able to express itself as a more unified and ordered being.
Our bodies, too, are crystalline in structure. When working with crystals, there may be profound effects on the organs, tissues, and cells, as well as the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems.Thoughts are energy forms. When thought energy interacts with a crystal, those thoughts are changed to more harmonic forms, which change brainwave frequencies, showing possible alterations in consciousness. Thus, the power of positive intention or affirmation combined with the use of crystals provides remarkable healing results.
The Platinum Crystal Bowl here that Colleen is holding is one of her favorite bowl’s she uses during her healing sessions. Pastel rainbow elegance is achieved in our yin energy Platinum Bowl that stimulates the Divine Feminine, relieves stress and depression and aligns the intuitive emotional body. This stunning alchemical bowl unifies astral and physical body fields in a sonic opalescent rainbow bath – a super harmonizer/balancer. It has a calming, steadying, grounding effect for perfect attunement resonance. A beautiful addition to any sacred union celebration. The priests of ancient Egypt knew how to use vowel sounds to resonate their energy centers or chakras. There is a DIRECT LINK between different parts of the body and specific sounds. Such a technique appears extremely old, yet healing through sound goes back even further at least as far back as Atlantis where the power of sound was combined with the power of crystal.
At the present time the Hopi American Indian prophecy is being fulfilled with the “coming of the Rainbow people, through the keepers of the crystal bowls”. The ancient wisdom has emerged to heal and uplift the consciousness of the universe through a crystal tone.
The American psychic, Edgar Cayce, and Rudolf Steiner, German philosopher, educator and artistic genius both predicted “Pure tones will be used for healing before the end of the century”.
Nostradamus foretold the healing of cancer through pure tone by 1998. The tones created by crystal bowl sound and music enters as a fulfillment of this prophecy.
This photo here has been taken in Colleen’s healing Center. These are only a few of the Crystal Bowls she uses during her sessions.
An invocation at the beginning of the session helps create sacred space and affirms intention. Colleen than places these bowls on your body/ chakra centers and also uses the bowls in combination with her voice and other instruments for a very effective deep healing session.
Dr. Larry Dossey, well known for his studies on healing with prayer, points out the primary characteristics of “healers” by stating that they make use of a prayerful, meditative state of awareness, adopting a dispassionate, loving, and compassionate attitude toward the person in need. They go beyond the individual self-feeling united with each other and with the All. They have an immense caring and empathy for the person needing healing.
“During this state the healer most often does not consider himself or herself to be the source of the healing, but only a conduit through which the healing flows from a higher power”.
The crystal bowl has this amazing property and thus can be used to bring out a special quality, healing or feeling in people and simultaneously release and replace thought forms and disease that are not of the highest radiance for the listener.
Modern scientists like Dr. Marcel Vogel & Mitchell Gaynor, M.D. have researched and documented that crystal bowls resonate in a harmonious and transformative manner with the body.
Sound Healing is a vibrational therapy that is being incorporated into many energy medicine practices. Sound Healing works on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather it is energy that is held together by sound. Sound is a creative and formative power. The Practitioner uses sound to create balance and alignment in the physical body, the energy centers called “chakras”, the meridians and the etheric field.
While the use of sound and music for healing is ancient and is found in many spiritual and sacred traditions, it is a relatively new modality in the modern complementary healing arts. Sound Healing encompasses virtually all aspects of the auditory phenomenon… music, drumming, nature sounds, electronic sounds, and vocal sounds.
All things in nature vibrate with sound, light and color. Everything is made up of energy at various frequencies. Sound frequencies affect everything about us. While certain sounds affect us negatively, the correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies.
Your body and all its parts are a wondrous orchestra that is playing a beautiful symphony when you are healthy. If one player in the orchestra begins to play out of tune, playing the wrong notes with the wrong timing pretty soon that begins to affect the whole orchestra. This is what happens in the body when one part of the body is not in harmony.
Disease indicates that something is out of tune. Currently, our medical approach to dealing with this problem is to either to sedate it with drugs or to remove the part that is no longer functioning properly. The premise of Sound Healing is to simply re-frequence the out of tune, cell, organ, or entire body.
With the intent of creating the correct resonant frequency for a part of the body, organ or cell, which is vibrating out of harmony, and projecting this frequency into that area the practitioner can restore the imbalanced area back to its natural resonant frequency.
There are many methods of Sound healing. Musical instruments can be used. Sacred vessels, bells, tuning forks, drums and voice are just some of the ways Sound Healers project sound for healing. No matter what is used intention is one of the most important components of Sound Healing. Intention plus frequency equals healing. When the healer combines these two factors with intuition and total presence, profound transformation is possible.
The drum is one of the most ancient instruments dating back tens of thousands of years. It has been used for healing, celebration, ritual, worship, rites of passage, divination, communicating tribe to tribe, and with the earth and spirit realms. Drumming connects us with the deeper rhythms of life.
Drumming increases our Alpha brainwaves, those brainwaves associated with feelings of well being and euphoria. As the drum provides seemingly limitless ranges of emotions from deep relaxation to extraordinary aliveness, we can explore the vast range of experiences offered by shamanic drumming, from its ability to create euphoria to its deep and sacred power to heal.
By drumming over the body each drum beat sends healing deep into the physical and subtle bodies simultaneously. Every organ, every cell in the body is a drum and drumming reminds our body of its ideal vibratory rate, which is in harmony with the pulse of the earth and the Universal flow of creation. Drumming creates a harmony that raises the vibratory rate to levels, which allow the body to accelerate its innate healing abilities.
With the Chakra Chimes long sustaining notes are produced by striking the aluminum bars with a rubber mallet. Pure tones are produced in wave patterns corresponding to the body’s seven primary chakras. As well, there is an eighth note representing the first chakra over your head, known as the transpersonal point or soul star.
The chakra chimes use ancient Pythagorean tuning, which is said to bring harmony to the soul and body in a very special way. Pythagoras recognized that music was an expression of harmony, the divine principle that brings order to chaos and discord. Sounding these beautiful chimes during periods of relaxation balances and harmonize the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Bells and Tingsha
Bells and chimes tend to provide a gentle focus for the clearing of the mind. Bells and Tibetan Tingsha have a wonder way of clearing discordant energy from a room, person, or object. The Tibetan Tingsha, or hand cymbal, is rung to start or end a meditation, a teaching, or simply to create a moment of quiet concentration. The Tingsha is made from a combination of metals, which create a beautiful, sweet ring, when struck. Following the sound with ones attention clears the mental chatter producing a sense of stillness, clarity of mind.
“The human voice has the power to mold the substance of astral light into shape and form.”
Toning is vocalizing a pure sound and requires no singing ability whatsoever. Creating sound in this way has a powerful healing effect on all levels. The vibrations massage the vocal chords and course throughout the whole body, leaving it humming with vitality. The mind is also refreshed and clarified by being cleared of its usual distractions. Toning is excellent for those who ‘can’t sing’ and encourages confidence in self-expression in those with low self-esteem. An invigorating sound bath can be given by a group to an individual, in which they are bathed for a prolonged period in the vibration of a group toning. This often gives rise to powerful feelings of support and connection.
The repetitive use of sound or a phrase to induce trance, invoke a deity, or enter an enhanced state of consciousness is called chanting. The repetition stills the everyday mind and frees the creativity of the unconscious mind, giving rise to visions or a sense of blissfulness. A mantra or spiritually significant word or phrase is often used. Particular mantras will stimulate specific chakras, to open them up and move energy from one center to another.
Our intuitive selection of harmonious music can become a very important part of our everyday environment to support tranquility and wellness. Music is the language of the soul, which connects us to our spiritual nature. Our world is blessed with a fine selection of music that is created to inspire, relax, energize, heal and keep us well. Music is a way to tap into the innate knowledge that resides deep in our cells. We live “in” music. Great music nourishes us in ways we don’t even realize. It resides everywhere in our world. Music is the pulse of the energy that courses in and through everything.
We are Water, We are Sound
Sound travels 4 times more efficiently through water than through air. Our bodies are 70-80% water making us extremely susceptible to the healing effects of sound. Just like plants, when we are healthy there is symmetry and balance seen in the crystallized water cells that make up the tissues and organs in our bodies.
Quantum Physics now accepts that all matter, our bodies included, is held together through vibration. The atoms that make up our bodies are mostly empty space and when working with high frequency sound vibration it is possible to create a structural blueprint that reminds your body on a molecular level where balance is.
Sound waves have geometric structures that they are resonating which can be visibly demonstrated through the study of cymatics. It is this primordial geometry that gives certain sounds the ability to permeate our bodies and remind our cells what symmetry, harmony & balance is.
Alchemy Crystal Bowl Sound Healings
Cacao (pronounced cuh-cow) is serious medicine!
1.) Cacao Contains More Calcium Than Cow’s Milk
2.) Contains more than 40 Times the Antioxidants Found in Blueberries
3.) Is the Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron
4.) Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Brain and Heart
5.) A Natural Anti-Depressant and Mood Elevator!!!
If you’re on anti-depressants, deeply consider the switch to the source of all chocolate, it will leave you blissed-out in a frenzy of co-creation rather than dulled! Normal chocolate or cocoa powder that you’d find in your local gas station or supermarket have been roasted and chemically processed, which as a result, destroys a the majority of flavanols and antioxidants. Between 60% – 90% of the antioxidants naturally found in cacao are destroyed through common “Dutch processing”. Dutch processing started in the early 19th century, and was used to darken the color, create a more mellow flavor to the chocolate, and reduce the bitterness. Regrettably, it also eliminates most of the benefits.
Non-organic chocolate and cocoa powder have been heavily treated with toxic fumigation chemicals and pesticides, and most likely will contain genetically modified (GMO) product.
“Cacao is a great transition food for those of you that are beginning to move away from the standard American diet (SAD) and on towards a raw or whole foods diet.” Order your bag of Cacoa Powder or Cacoa Bliss Balls from the enCHANTed healing center link here~ http://www.enchantedhealingcenter.com/offerings/bliss/
Cacao (pronounced cuh-cow) is serious medicine!
There’s a new treatment for cancer and it’s neither plant nor animal. Chaga (inonotus obliquus) is a wood-rotting mushroom that grows on birch trees. Strangely, it is said to have a DNA structure that is 30% more human than plant!
Birch trees take 15-20 years to reach maturity. During that time, the Chaga mushroom absorbs and concentrates many valuable enzymes, nutrients and healing compounds that are bioavailable to the human body.
Chaga grows primarily in Russia, but also in parts of Japan, Korea, Alaska, Canada and northern Scandinavia. And although Chaga is found on your typical white birch tree, the most potent variation is found on the black birch trees of Siberia.
Superfood is a word hot on everyone’s tongue these days, but right about now, you can’t use that buzz word without mentioning Chaga. It’s known as the “King of Herbs” and a “Gift from God” by many and after seeing it’s jaw-dropping antioxidant value, there’s no doubt why.
Antioxidant value comparison:
- Chaga – 36,557
- Acai Berries – 800
- Goji Berries- 400
- Blueberries – 24.5
Wild-harvested chaga mushrooms not only have the highest antioxidant levels in the mushroom kingdom, but of any known food known to man (as tested by the USDA and Tufts University in Boston, MA).
When I first saw an image of this polypore fungus, it looked like a giant mole…one with melanoma. And if you know about the ‘Doctrine of Signatures’, it essentially says, if a food looks like a body part, then it can be taken for a healing effect on that part of the body. Like a walnut, for example, bares a striking resemblance to the brain and as we all know, walnuts are high in Omega-3’s (important for proper brain function and health).
Turns out there’s no better treatment for melanoma than Chaga. Approximately 25 percent of the pigments in Chaga are melanin (a really high amount). Melanin is important for the health of the skin and hair with its protective properties and its ability to target free radicals and help with sleep.
Though new to many of us, Chaga has actually been used as a folk remedy for more than (a documented) 4,600 years. The uses for Chaga spans a wide range of health problems including:
- stomach pain
- liver problems
- eczema & psoriasis
- chronic fatigues syndrome
- the flu
- viral infections
- cardiovascular disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Alzheimer’s Disease and more…
Recent studies have shown Chaga to have anti-tumor and antiviral properties, effectiveness against influenza and various cancer cells and is being heavily researched and studied for the treatment of HIV.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has even classified Chaga as a medicinal mushroom under WTO codes.
Here are some ways Chaga can benefit your health:
- It’s adaptogenic – brings the body into homeostasis and beneficial for all autoimmune diseases by regulating the immune system.
- The richest source of the enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase). This super antioxidant prevents damage to the cell’s DNA. Low tissue levels of SOD correlate with a decline in overall health and a shorter lifespan
- Provides lots of B-Vitamins and also flavonoids, enzymes, minerals and phenols
- Contains the highest known antioxidant concentrations of any food
- Contains an abundance of melanin, an important anti-aging compound that helps skin, balances the body’s bio-rhythms and activates the pineal gland
- Rich in Zinc – which helps with proper cell growth, differentiation and survival
- Promotes overall well-being
- Boosts energy levels & physical stamina
- Anti-aging properties
- Anti-fungal & anti-candida
- Antiviral & Anti-bacterial
- Joint health – contains the spongy stuff that’s in your joints – Glucosamine and chondroitin
- Balances blood sugar levels
Colleen offers Alkalized Kangen water and fresh organic meals along with Chaga tea harvested from her lands & Cacao Chocolate Superfood to go in your juice shakes during your stay. Bed and Breakfast Retreat packages are available for those whom wish to stay for vacation & or just a weekend visit. There are many guest rooms available, lot’s of space for camping & a family private bunkie over looking the Beachfront which is available for families & couples during your stay.
To take Chaga you can simply drop a tsp. of Chaga powder in warm liquid (such as your morning chai or hot cocoa) and drink up. It actually has a pleasant taste, no funky bitterness. Traditionally though, the tea is made by simmering Chaga at a low temperature for 6-8 hours. The temperature should not to exceed 140 degrees fahrenheit (staying at a low heat will protect the destruction of proteins, sterols and enzymes). Strain and drink at any temperature you like!
Chaga: The Cancer Healer and King of All Herbs