Becky Chambers' Blog

Reversing Osteoporosis with Whole Body Vibration: An 18% Increase in Bone Density in One Year

By Becky Chambers | March 28, 2024

A little over a year ago, Lisa Gardhouse, a retired kindergarten teacher, age 67, wanted to reverse her bone loss using an all-natural approach.  She had been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and did not want to use dangerous bone density drugs…. [Read More]

Whole Body Vibration + Counseling/Coaching Packages with Becky Chambers: Overview

By Becky Chambers | March 6, 2024

Get Moving Again With WBV Plus Coaching/Counseling with Becky Chambers Have you been stuck at home, inactive and eating too much? It’s a downward slide. Lack of exercise, poor eating, and mood issues can combine to cause mental and physical… [Read More]

Get Moving Again: Pat & Dan’s Story

By Becky Chambers | March 4, 2024

Last year Pat emailed me asking for help – she and her husband Dan wanted to get back on track with their health: Dan is taking too many prescriptions! He would like to get off as many as possible.  A… [Read More]

Get Moving and Enjoy Your Life !

By Becky Chambers | October 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Get Moving and Enjoy Your Life !

Nancy P. had to stop exercising because of chronic lower back pain. She was also feeling drained and stressed, with low energy, incontinence, and moodiness. She had tried many natural approaches as well as western medicine but with little effect. Two weeks after starting her Whole Body Vibration (WBV) program with me, along with a low-carb diet and a few natural supplements, she was thrilled to find her back pain much better, enough so that she could start walking again after months of inactivity. In addition, her energy level had increased, her bladder problem was better, and her mood great. Whole Body Vibration stimulates every system in your body and has many health promoting effects that help to support the… [Read More]

Losing Weight with Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | January 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Losing Weight with Whole Body Vibration

When I met Sophia, she was in her mid-50s and wanted to lose at least 40 pounds. She also had high blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides (which had been treated with medications for many years), and numerous digestive system symptoms (gas, bloating, heartburn, and constipation). She had tried numerous diet programs, sometimes lost some weight, but always gained it back. She was discouraged and wanted to get off her drugs. Gentle Whole Body Vibration (WBV), plus a targeted diet and supplements to address a gut flora imbalance combined to help Sophia lose 40 pounds in 6 months and to keep that weight off for years afterwards. Also, her blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides all dropped dramatically. By the end of… [Read More]

Side-Lined by Nerve Pain

By Becky Chambers | January 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Side-Lined by Nerve Pain

Dick After the 2012 Boston Marathon When I met Dick in 2007, he was a long-time runner who had been forced to give up running entirely since 2000 due to the severe pain and lack of function in both feet. In his 30 years of running before this life-altering situation side-lined him, he had completed 30 marathons. Totaling up all his miles, he liked to tell you that he had run around the world. Dick had been to numerous doctors and neurological specialist who had tried drugs and surgery with no improvement. In fact, he sometimes ended up worse. The final diagnosis was incurable nerve degeneration due to unknown causes, likely to worsen as he got older. At his first… [Read More]

Whole Body Vibration: How to Get the Best Results

By Becky Chambers | January 9, 2014 | Comments Off on Whole Body Vibration: How to Get the Best Results

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is exploding in popularity worldwide with millions of people using it and enjoying the many benefits of this intensive body, mind, and spirit exercise system. Developed in Russia forty years ago for their astronauts and athletes, it is now used by NASA, athletes, and people from all walks of life around the world. Google “Whole Body Vibration” today, and you will get millions of hits filled with enthusiastic claims about weight loss, bone density, personal energy, elevated moods, pain management, inflammation reduction, anti-aging, and increased sexual libido and performance. Anybody who’s ever tried working out on a vibrating plate can tell you that exercising while vibrating is hard work. Think of the shoulder muscles of guys… [Read More]

Get Smarter with Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | May 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Get Smarter with Whole Body Vibration

A Potent Anti-Depressant Effect Whole Body Vibration raises serotonin – the major anti-depressant neurotransmitter (natural chemical) in your brain. This effect happens very quickly – many people report a better mood, greater energy, and better sleep by the next day, some report they are calmer and happier by the time they get off the vibration plate. Higher levels of serotonin leads to greater focus, motivation, and self-confidence. Many people suddenly finish projects they have been avoiding, everything from cleaning houses to writing projects. Exercise Builds your Brain In Jogging Your Brain, a New York Times magazine article published on April 22, 2012, the author, Gretchen Reynolds, states unequivocally, “For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and… [Read More]

Detoxing with Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | May 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Detoxing with Whole Body Vibration

 What is detoxing and why do you need it? Our environment is loaded with thousands of toxins, including heavy metals, environmental toxins, prescription medications and antibiotics.  It is estimated that there are over 30,000 chemicals in common usage today in the US. As much as we try to avoid them, if you eat, drink and breathe you will have built up levels of all sorts of toxins in your body as well. In an PBS TV special several years ago Bill Moyers, as a typical healthy person, had his blood tested at Mt Sinai School of Medicine.  84 different and highly toxic substances were found in his blood and body. Toxins have been linked to many chronic diseases. Detoxing is the process of your body ridding itself of… [Read More]

Energy and Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | May 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Physiological changes seen with WBV that increase energy levels: WBV has been show to increase testosterone levels which is linked in both men and women to their energy level, mood and libido, as well as sexual performance in men. As men get older their testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1 percent a year after age 30. Women have testosterone levels about 10% of men’s to begin with and their testosterone levels drop rapidly at menopause. WBV increases circulation bringing additional oxygen and nutrients to all cells providing the fuel for cellular metabolism, which creates energy.  WBV raises serotonin – a major antidepressant effect which can dramatically affect energy levels (see blog post Powerful Antidepressant). Increased muscle strength (see blog post Muscle Strength). Vibrational energy (chi) is unblocked and balanced: A different energy, your vibrational energy field, is… [Read More]

Physical Therapy and Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | May 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Physical Therapy and Whole Body Vibration

WBV is increasingly being used for physical therapy: Sports franchises and top athletes use WBV for athletic training but also because the athletes heal faster from injuries, and are less likely to be injured in the first place as their joints are stronger. Top physical therapy centers use WBV in addition to other modalities. Vibrant Health has seen many dramatic and rapid improvements using WBV with clients with a wide range of joint and movement issues including arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, pulled and strained muscles, weakness, range of motion, flexibility, and other issues. See Vibrant Health’s website for testimonials. Why Whole Body Vibration is effective physical therapy Research has shown that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels increase with WBV up to 150%.  HGH levels typically fall with age and it is your major anti-aging, regeneration,… [Read More]

Losing Weight with Whole Body Vibration

By Becky Chambers | April 25, 2012 | Comments Off on Losing Weight with Whole Body Vibration

How whole body vibration (WBV) helps you lose weight: WBV is an intense workout (see earlier post Increase Explosive Muscle Strength, April 4, 2012) and like any workout this will increase your metabolic rate so you burn more calories and lose weight more easily – but the time required to achieve the same results is much less. Ten minutes of WBV = one hour of conventional weight training. WBV raises serotonin levels in your brain, a powerful antidepressant effect (see post Powerful Antidepressant! April 12, 2012). With your mental state happier and calmer it is much easier for you to eat properly and exercise.  Everybody knows what they should do to lose weight, the problem is actually doing it. WBV helps you be in that calm and relaxed, but energized mental state where you can achieve your goals…. [Read More]

Increase Explosive Muscle Strength

By Becky Chambers | April 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Increase Explosive Muscle Strength

The workout of champions: Whole body vibration (WBV) was originally developed for Olympic athletes  in Russia in the 1970’s. Numerous research studies have shown that on a powerful vibration machine 10 minutes of whole body vibration = 1 hour of conventional weight training in terms of increasing explosive muscle strength, bone density, metobolic rate (weight loss), flexibility, balance and coordination. Now used by most professional sports teams and elite competitors around the world. For examples check the “Whole Body Vibration Users” section of Vibrant Health’s WBV page. Almost anybody can use WBV. It is very easy to adapt workouts to any level, in fact if you just stand on the machine, which feels like a massage, you will still be getting stronger. How WBV rapidly increases explosive muscle strength: WBV is an intensive workout. Vibration… [Read More]