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Allie
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

As 2018 begins, a lot of us have started getting back to thinking about our health! With that, it’s important to be reading food labels and figuring out which foods and drinks to buy. Before going to the store, I love making lists… I used to grab whatever looks healthiest and never looked at the labels to find out what was in it. Big NO… Double checking labels is so important! I actually found out last month my favorite turkey slices are filled with sodium nitrates. I threw the package away and am the better for it.

INGREDIENTS AND ADDITIVES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Artificial Sweeteners/Aspartame — found in: diet drinks, jello, ice tea, chew-able vitamins, toothpaste(!)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup — found in: breads, candy, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, canned vegetables
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) — found in: Chinese food, many snacks, chips, cookies, seasonings
  • Trans Fat — found in: margarine, chips, fast foods
  • Common Food Dyes — found in: American cheese, macaroni and cheese, candy, carbonated beverages
  • Sodium Sulfite — found in: wine, dried fruit
  • Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite— found in: hot dogs, bacon, ham, luncheon meat, cured meats, any other type of processed meats
  • BHA and BHT (E320) — found in: potato chips, gum, cereal
  • Sulfur Dioxide (E220) — found in: beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, wine, vinegar
  • Potassium Bromate — found in: breads

Remember, what we eat is either helping feed disease or fight it. We have the power to change.

We know it’s hard to always avoid ingesting these common but toxic additives all the time, so we’d love to help your body release them through healthy cleanses, colon hydrotherapy, or infrared sauna.

“For He wounds, but He binds up; He shatters, but His hands heal.” -Job 5:18

“Top 10 Food Additives To Avoid.” Hungry For Change, www.hungryforchange.tv/article/top-10-food-additives-to-avoid.


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Allie
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

You’d be surprised at how much walking can affect health! I try to go on a walk or run outside every day. Not just for my health, but my mood and energy as well.

  • 2 MINUTES: activates genes responsible for metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, and activates anti-inflammatory signals.
  • 10 MINUTES: increases creative thinking and creative problem-solving by 60%.
  • 15 MINUTES: significantly lowers blood sugar levels and reduces diabetes risk.
  • 30 MINUTES: relieves symptoms of depression as effectively as prescription drugs, and reduces risk of stroke by 30%.
  • 1 HOUR: reduces inflammation and cell damage in older adults.

Make it priority to get outside every day. You’ll never regret a work out or healthy eating.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. -Proverbs 17:22

*Davidson, Jordan. “The Incredible Way A 60-Second Walk Boosts Your Health.” Prevention.com, 8 Sept. 2016, www.prevention.com/fitness/the-incredible-way-a-60-second-walk-boosts-your-health.


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Allie
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

Beautifully created by Elizabeth for family, friends, and every event… So yummy & delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15oz) of drained and rinsed black beans
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup, agave, or honey
  • 1 full dropper of liquid Stevia
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chip
  • optional: more chips on top for presentation

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine everything (but chocolate chips) into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Stir in chocolate chips and put into greased 8×8 pan.
  • Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  • Place in refrigerator 3-4 hours or overnight so brownies will firm up!

Makes 9-12 brownies. Now have fun with family and friends and have them guess the secret ingredient!


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Allie
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

The holidays are fast approaching as we enter the last few weeks of October. Most people don’t take the time to plan out their meals and stay on track with their health. Remember, health is wealth and feelings are fickle! Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a week-long indulgence, but a one-day indulgence. Our focus should be on the fun, and not so much on food. There are a lot of ways to stay on track during the month of November!

  • Get outside (pick a backyard football game, take a family walk, rake leaves, 30 minutes a day!)
  • Cook at home (make a list for meals, and plan how you will get it done!)
  • Make your desserts at home (pumpkin pie, paleo bites)
  • Always have healthy snacks on hand (cut vegetables, dips, hummus, lentil chips)

Elizabeth makes black-bean brownies that can be a delicious addition to your holiday indulgence.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31


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Allie
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

The importance of eating healthy cannot be stressed enough. When we eat good, we feel good! Eating the right fruits and vegetables is important in getting our daily dose of vitamins and minerals and replenishing the cells in our body. The foods we eat will either build us up, or break us down. While it may be different for everyone, most people will say they feel much better after a plate of salad, roasted vegetables, and chicken, fish or steak than ones with processed meats or dairy.

HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS:

  • 2 HARD BOILED EGGS, SIDE SALAD, AND ROASTED CARROTS
  • GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, GREEN BEANS, CELERY (I really like them with white wine mustard)
  • ROASTED BROCCOLI, FISH, PIECE OF EZEKIEL TOAST
  • RICE CAKES, SCRAMBLED EGGS, AND SALSA

These are just a few ideas, and ones that work for me. Also, when I’m in a rush, I’ll grab a protein bar from our shelf for extra protein and it’s gets me through until my next meal!

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2


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Julie Mitchell
24/Feb/2018

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
24/Feb/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

As summer is winding down and Labor Day being right around the corner, I wanted to share about our smoothies and why they have become so popular! Smoothies are an easy-to-digest way to get your macro-nutrients in while at the same time being healthy and delicious! The smoothies we make here at The Nutrition And Wellness Center are easy and fast to make. They have all the quintessential nutrients you need to keep you going through the day with energy and renewed stamina. Our recipes are simple, and we find that our clients keep coming back for more.

SMOOTHIE RECIPE:

  • GET ANY SIZE STANDARD CUP
  • 1 CUP OF ICE
  • 1/2 CUP OF FROZEN FRUIT (organic is ideal, I love blueberries!)
  • 1.5 to 2 CUPS OF WATER
  • 2 SCOOPS OF ULTRAMEAL or SP COMPLETE
  • 1 tsp FLAX OIL
  • A FULL DROPPER OF STEVIA  (optional)
  • TURN ON BLENDER, BLEND UNTIL DONE (usually 1 min. or less!)

We have a Vitamix blender at the office, but any blender will do. We also use organic frozen fruit from Costco and flax oil straight from Barlean’s.

Stop by and I can make you one for lunch or a midday snack.
COST: $5

“Moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor— It is the gift of God.” -Ecclesiastes 3:13


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By Elizabeth Mitchell, Certified Personal Trainer, Menu Planner, & Lifestyle Therapist

Let’s become confident in physically training our glorious bodies that the good Lord has given us. Who’s in? I know I am!

Confidence in exercising starts when we successfully achieve a daily work-out routine. 20-30 minutes a day of walking, biking, yoga, or strength training is a great way to start! Confidence in our bodies can come when we become victorious in sticking with the decision we made to workout. We can do this!

It is Gods will for us to have physically strong, healthy bodies.

I invite you to proclaim & declare this over yourself daily until you become it: “The more confident I grow in my ability to be physically active, the more courageous I will become to try new things with my glorious body and mind.”

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14


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Allie
24/Feb/2018

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
24/Feb/2018

By Julie Mitchell, BCND, CN

One definition of eclipse according to Webster dictionary is a loss of power or success.

Today, August 21, 2017, will be a total eclipse when the sun looks like it is completely covered with a dark circle because the moon is between the sun and Earth.

Let’s view the SUN as our power source of healing, life, and vitality; the EARTH, as the human body that knows how to heal itself, and the MOON as the thing that gets in the way of healing. The MOON could represent microbes like bacteria, candida, viral, parasites, or chemical/metals which are creating a loss of power and successful system functioning… What can we do to remove the damaging effects of the MOON blockage? Eat proper ratios of protein, carbs, and fats! Eat low processed foods, drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily, and find out what the blocks of vitality are. One of the things I’ve been called to do is finding the hidden causes of eclipses so the SUN can get its full glow to the EARTH. The effects of removing the MOON will be vitality and fullness of life because the EARTH knows how to heal itself when given the right raw materials in the correct environment.

“The mighty God, even the Lord, hath Spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.” Psalm 50:1


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