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Julie Mitchell
26/Sep/2017

By Julie Mitchell, BCND, CN

Today I saw our privy from another point of view. At that particular angle, I was able to see what was really going on under the hidden rim. What appeared to be a perfectly clean commode, was quite the contrary… Without going into the details, it was evident that those colors under the rim were not a display of overall toilet hygiene. So, without further delay, the area was sprayed with a cleaner and then with great attention, the rainbow of colors was brushed away. What remains now, is a clean toilet and understanding of how to clean it on a regular basis.
Our bodies can appear one way to us when looking in the mirror, but if we are able to get an internal glance, we can understand what is really going on under the rim of our skin. We don’t want to wait until the bathroom has a strange smell before we do a thorough cleaning of it. Likewise, our cells and the space outside cells need to be clean of debris so our tissues, organs, and systems can run at optimal levels without a buildup of toxicity. If our sweat, breath, urine, and bowels movements have a bad smell or odd colors, we can be confident something is not working right.
It is our goal at The Nutrition and Wellness Center to shine a light on what may be going on underneath our skin and give us confidence in a wellness plan that keeps our insides clean on a regular basis. Each of us who work here, knows how important it is to address symptoms of toxicity before a major problem arises. So, we do a series of cleansing and cleaning out our systems regularly to support a healthy internal environment for our optimal health. Whether it’s a biomeridian scan, colon hydrotherapy, body movement, infrared sauna,  herbs, homeopathics, etc. whatever you may need, we are here to help you understand how to be proactive in achieving balanced internal self-cleaning environments. We are here, because you are there.

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6


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Allie
26/Sep/2017

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

I used to walk in fear of fats! Butter, oils, anything that had high fat and calories… I was afraid. A lot of people are afraid of fats… You shouldn’t be! Healthy fats, like omega-3 EFAs in flax oil, salmon, pumpkin seeds, fish oils, and walnuts will help nourish you (both physically and mentally). To me, it’s like BRAIN FOOD.

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, a healthy fat, that your body uses to support a range of bodily processes such as the immune system, mood management, cholesterol regulation, and more.

I put flax oil in my smoothies every morning, and notice a huge difference in my day! I’m able to come across clearer to people, work better, and feel a real difference in my work day.

“You love what is right, and hate what is wrong. Therefore, God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than anyone else.” -Hebrews 1:9


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Julie Mitchell
26/Sep/2017

QUESTION: Without This You Would Be Naked

ANSWER: Skin!

by Julie Mitchell

Fun Facts About Your Skin: Did you know your skin is the largest and fastest growing organ you have? If you’ve ever had a severe sunburn it took about a month for your skin to move through the stages of swelling, blistering, peeling and restoration. That’s because your 19 million skin cells completely renew themselves every month. This organ is working to replenish 30-40,000 old skin cells every day without you even being aware of it. Skin cells start off fat and square deep within and move their way to the surface called the epidermis flattening as they move up. Once there, they flake off and the process starts all over again. In just 1 tiny inch of the skin there are: 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes, and 1,000+ nerve cells! Truly an amazing system God has given us! It protect us from harsh elements of the environment, keeps our organs inside, keeps us warm, and allows us to feel His creation with our own sense of touch.

“You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.” Job 10:11

5 Thought-Provoking Concepts about Your Skin:

  1. Sunlight is not to be feared
  • Stanford University researchers found sunlight prompts the synthesis of Vitamin D in the body which causes immune cells to travel to the outer layers of the skin where they are available to protect and help repair damage such as that caused by sun exposure.
  • Sunlight helps promote the neurotransmitter serotonin which boosts mood and helps us feel calm and focused.
  • According to a study, in a 30-minute period while wearing a swimsuit, people will make the following vitamin D levels:
    • 50,000 international units (IUs) in most Caucasian people
    • 20,000 to 30,000 IUs in tanned people
    • 8,000 to 10,000 IUs in dark skinned people
  • Determining the healthy amount of sunlight exposure has several factors to consider:
    • Time of day, strongest exposure is 10am-4pm
    • Time of year, position of earth to sun gives stronger exposure May-September
    • Type of skin you have, fair skinned individual’s short periods of time due to burn factor while dark skinned individuals can be out longer to raise Vitamin D levels naturally
  1. Dry skin represents what is going on inside and outside this organ
  • Oregon State University research shows omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are crucial to skin function and appearance. Both dietary and topical supplementation with EFAs can have profound effects on the fatty acid composition and drainage of the skin. As a result, addition of various EFA-rich oils can control the inflammatory response in both dermal and epidermal layers of the skin.
  • When the skin is exposed to the sun’s heat and UV rays, it dries out the skin (less water moisture and skin’s natural essential oils) causing higher possibilities of the outer skin surface to burn. Solution: before sun exposure, drink 15-30oz of water and apply natural oils like olive oil or coconut oil to areas of body that will be exposed to sun. This hydrated, oil rich skin will be less likely to burn and will allow body to make the natural immune strengthening Vitamin D.
  • If you prefer to protect your skin from the sun, apply the natural sunscreen below to protect from UV rays. Supplementing Vitamin D3 may be needed if you run low in Vitamin D. With a simple blood test that your doctor can perform, you can find out what your level is.

Natural Sunscreen Recipe:

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup beeswax and coconut oil

2 T zinc oxide

10 drops doTERRA lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Put olive oil, beeswax and coconut into glass mason jar with lid loosely placed on.
  2. Put jar in pan with 2 inches of water.
  3. Put on low heat and when all ingredients are melted, add zinc oxide and lavender then stir or shake to blend.
  4. Pour into containers, preferably glass jars because of heated oils or could move to another container once it has cooled.
  5. Lather on when needing protection for the sun, reapply regularly.

3. Proper water intake keeps skin moist

  • One of my Core 4 Foundational Principles is drink half your body weight in ounces of clean pure water daily. Doing this will have profound effects on the largest organ. Don’t like to drink water, not a problem…Camel Up! try drinking 15-20 ounces in thirty seconds 3-5x day.
  • University of Wisconsin Health says the skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body.  And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.
  • Water gives the skin a natural face lift, less wrinkles. If your skin is not getting enough water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
  1. The skin is a secondary drainage pathway
  • If the skin is presenting symptoms like eczema, psoriasis, acne, warts, dry, itchy skin it could be because one or more of the main drainage pathways (liver, lymph, lungs, large intestines, kidneys) are blocked. Since healing comes from within the body, finding out where the imbalances are inside can help support the outside expression through the skin.
  • Setting up an appointment at The Nutrition and Wellness Center or with a similar clinician to find out what is going on under the hood of the skin, might be just what you or a loved one needs to support the movement toward a smoother, healthier outer covering.
  1. Dry brushing the skin promotes body wellness
  • As mentioned above, the body filters and drains toxins out through a number of organs, glands, and systems: large intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, sinuses, and the skin. Dry skin brushing supports the detoxification of the skin and provides a gentle internal massage.
  • Dry skin brushing helps exfoliate the skin and removal of dead dry skin. It helps open up clogged pores and lets the skin shine.
  • Dry brushing can be a preventative for dry skin, thus stimulating skin renewal that is super soft to the touch

One Way to Dry Brush the Body…

a. Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.

b. Continue brushing up your legs.

c. Proceed to your hands and arms.

d. Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.

e. Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.

f. Lightly brush the breasts.

                    

 


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Julie Mitchell
26/Sep/2017

10 Tips for Healthy-Looking Skin

by Marcia Sommariva

To obtain beautiful skin it is vital to maintain a healthy diet. Colorful fruits and vegetables, low-fat proteins, nuts and beans are all good examples of healthy foods. When you don’t eat life supporting elements, your skin may look dull, tired and dehydrated, even yellow or gray in pallor.

  1. Avocados

*A good source of biotin

*Prevent dry skin and brittle nails

*Help hydrate skin

  1. Green Tea-

*Antioxidants and polyphenols

*Help to reduce UV rays that may prevent skin cancer and other cancers

  1. Tomatoes-

*Provide lycopene and carotenoids

*These nutrients help slow down aging and cellular damage

  1. Salmon-

*great protein food with Astaxanthin, a nutrient that improves skin elasticity and decrease signs of aging

  1. Eggs-

*Contains biotin which repairs skin and is an essential vitamin to protect against dry skin

  1. Pomegranates / Berries-

*High in antioxidants repair and heal collagen

*Protect cells from further damage and pre-mature aging

  1. Walnuts-

*A great way to add Omega-3’s

*Hydrate and protect against inflammation

  1. Beans-

*These proteins break down into amino acids (building blocks of protein.)

*Support repair and rejuvenate collagen and structure of skin

  1. Water-

*A vital element to hydrate the skin

  1. Other Foods-

*Turkey, Tuna, Brazil Nuts: all a good source of Selenium, a nutrient that fights cancer.

Nutrition plays a major factor in building and repairing, the skin’s internal structure; and is crucial in preventing pre-mature aging. For younger, radiant skin include these healthy foods in your diet.

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