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Julie Mitchell
20/Jun/2019

A number of people who start a fresh, new wellness plan somehow miss the part when I say they may go through some uncomfortable symptoms while moving toward abundant health. Some jump ship within a few days or they become fearful thinking they are getting worse and that I must have made a mistake with their plan. While I know I am not infallible, I typically will spend a few hours with someone while thoroughly assessing their current state of health then create a program that promote balance within the systems. It’s not unusual for us to get calls or emails with distressed clients asking what they are taking or doing that is making them feel so bad.  They may believe they are having an allergic response to something or just want to find the culprit of their physical distress. Usually they’re relieved to hear their symptoms are normal and a part of the beautiful healing crisis. So, read on if you’re curious about the beauty within a healing crisis and 8 reasons to love it.

There is a story about a reluctant chap named Jonah who was unwilling to follow the path God called him to and because of that, found himself in the belly of a whale. Sometimes in life, we too can get off the path of wellness because of poor health choices or lack of knowledge.  I’m confident going through that crisis in the whale was very uncomfortable for Jonah but it was imperative to the survival and healing of his body, mind, and spirit. 3 days later, the whale spewed him onto dry land, giving him a second chance at redemption. Once on the right path, he came to the location he was told to go to in the first place and declared his assignment to the people living in wickedness, “Yet 40 days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” They believed him and it caused them to believe God as well. Even the king set up a decree agreeing to a community fast and told everyone to turn from their evil ways. God’s heart was won over by the unity of the people to address the issues that were creating a wicked environment for them by repenting and turning from their wicked ways. Such power in repentance and turning!

Our body has an amazing ability to display a similar miraculous redemptive work once we begin to move in the right direction of health and healing. This often comes with discomfort and physical symptoms that may cause us to wonder how and why they are happening when we are doing the right thing. It is true that we can feel at our worst when we begin a healthier lifestyle or use natural therapies to allow our bodies to respond to this redemptive work. We are changing daily as cells die off and new ones begin thus creating either healthier or sicker environments depending on how we are engaging in and responding to our environment. If we view ourselves as our own science project every day and pay attention to what is happening as we go through the ups and downs of the day, we can learn a lot from our daily experiments. What we do today will impact us not only for the day but for the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We are either building up to be a stronger person or breaking down to be a weaker one. The choice is within our reach and we can be empowered to live a life of optimal health by making changes that support the healing cycles of the body. You should be encouraged if along this healing path you begin to feel lower energy, more expressive digestive issues, increased headaches, mood swings, elevated pain, pass illness resurfacing, or the worse cold you’ve ever had. These are all wonderful things. That’s right, I said wonderful! You are on the road to higher levels of wholeness and wellness.

 

Julie’s 8 Reasons to Love a Healing Crisis

  1. THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Let’s remember that symptoms are our friend and often don’t always need to be masked by medications if you are willing to battle in creative ways. Symptoms are God-given expressions that something is going on in the body: either we are moving towards balance/optimal health (healing crisis) or moving further away towards body breakdown (dis-ease crisis). Be patient and take control of that fear knowing that all these symptoms are working for your good.

Prayer: Father, I’m struggling with these symptoms and I ask for strength through the Holy Spirit to endure this season of healing knowing that it will not last beyond what I can bare, in Jesus name.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes.” Romans 8:28

  1. VITALITY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

It might take a minute or two, but energy and vitality will return, and thankfully with a vengeance. It takes energy to hold toxins in the body (disease crisis) and it also takes energy to up-regulate them and send them out of the body(healing crisis). Once energy starts to come up, plan on making deposits into your energy bank and don’t take withdrawals right away. Build that kitty up and save that energy. Fight the urge to do a major project until you’ve been a few weeks into high energy day after day.

Prayer: Father, teach me to wait, to be patient during this phase and rest in You. Holy Spirit instruct me, help me understand that many things can wait for me to become well while You are taking care of me by moving me from healing crisis to living a life of wellness, in Jesus name.

“Those that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount of with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

  1. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL BECOME THE POWERHOUSE AGAIN

It may feel as if you don’t have the ability to fight off infections because you are experiencing the worse cold or flu like symptoms you’ve ever had. Where is your immune system and why isn’t it working? It is building itself up as you are bringing in the resources to do it as you eat properly, follow your wellness plan and relax in order to free up energy for your immune system to use for healing. With the correct resources, the immune system knows exactly what to do and is doing it. Be patient and expect the reset to happen.

Prayer: Father, why do I feel so weak and without strength when I’m follow this plan? You can show me through the Holy Spirit where true power comes from: Your love, Your grace, Your goodness, Your faithfulness, Your ways and my repentance. I humbly repent of all the things I did that were destroying this body you gave me. Lead me in the paths of righteousness and life, in Jesus name.

“But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  1. PLUGGED PIPES AND DRAINS WILL BEGIN FLOWING AGAIN

I often say when someone is feeling atrocious, “Think DRAINAGE, DRAINAGE, DRAINAGE.” If your body is up-regulating toxins into the blood system, there better be a way for them to get out. Otherwise, they will create havoc in the body. The five main drainage and filtration systems of the body that need to be open and flowing are liver, lungs, lymph, large intestines, and kidneys. When any of those are blocked you are more likely to see expressions in the secondary drainage pathways: sinuses, skin, and reproductive organs. Be patient, drink the recommended amount of water, do light movements like stretching and walking, come in for a colon hydrotherapy session and infrared sauna session to support the clearing of the body’s pipes.

Prayer: Father, You can teach my body to drain properly so toxins within any part of me have a pathway out. I submit my body, mind, and spirit to You and trust you with it all. I desire Holy Spirit for You to show me the clear path that leads me out of this storm, in Jesus name.

“The Lord spoke to Job out of the storm: ‘Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’” Job 40:6-7

  1. PAST ILLNESS MAY RETURN BUT ONLY TO BE ANNIHILATED

As my background in natural medicine has taught me, the body heals from the top down, inside out, and most recent sickness to the oldest. The body is very good at storing toxins within the body fat or extra cellular water to keep them away from the cells and tissues that are running the show. It actually is a very good protective mechanism and also take up energy to do this. Once nutrition and resources are available to build up the tissues and systems of the body so they can work at optimal levels, they are able to do deep dives into the body and remove causes of illnesses one layer at a time. Think of it like peeling back onion layers to uncover what’s been hiding down under creating havoc to the functioning of cells and the holes in the energy boat. Remember it takes a lot of energy to hold sickness in the body which can be an underlying reason for fatigue.

Prayer: Father, this is quite a process I am going through, but You have fearfully and wonderfully created my body to heal itself. You heal me from the top down as I trust You with my mind. Holy Spirit You are healing my insides in the hidden places because healing comes from within my beautifully made body. I am reaping these symptoms of sickness because of what I have sown but Your grace and love will overcome it all as I repent of going my own way instead of Yours that always leads to life, in Jesus name.

“Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you.” Deuteronomy 30:1-3

  1. THE WORSE YOU FEEL THE DEEPER THE HOUSE CLEANING

Yes, those toxins that have been hanging out in the corners of the body(fat cells and extra cellular water) all those years, will begin to come out into the blood system to be sent out of the body through the drainage pathways(liver, lymph, lungs, large intestines, and kidneys + skin, sinuses, and reproductive organs). It takes energy to move these out of the body. Once your brilliant body has begun this work, it will realize it can trust what is happening and send more and more toxins out into the life-giving highway system of the body, the blood. This process of house cleaning happens every day for healthy people, you should realize you are doing the work of a healthy person plus the work of deep cleaning that is necessary too. Relax, rest, keep things at a low level until things are cleared out. Be steadfast and preserve through it.

Prayer: Father, You know exactly what I need and I trust You because You are trustworthy. These hidden places within me, I ask that You would touch them by the Holy Spirit and Your light.  Bring a refreshing flow to all areas within me, undoing my past choices that brought weakness to this body, then on to the deeper cleaning that is needed, in Jesus name.

“He reveals deep and hidden things; He know what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22

  1. HEADED TOWARDS THE GOOD LIFE

Those dreams and aspirations coming from your heart, are meant to come out through your life. It is God’s will for you to be well and live out His purposes for your life with abundance and vitality. Having a perfect life is not a realistic goal nor is it attainable. But having one full of love, peace, and joy in the midst of trials and tribulations is not only possible, but it is God’s will for us. Your body, mind and spirit have the ability to be balanced so be patient during the process of healing. Live with an attitude of excellence to be expressed through you and in you.

Prayer: Father, Wow! I have hope! While I am waiting, I will live and act with an attitude of serenity. I trust You will bring forth through the Holy Spirit the dreams, visions, plans, and purposes You’ve created for me to walk in. Help me to remember all the good things you have spoken to my heart or bring them afresh in me now, in Jesus name.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4

  1. RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE RESTORED

As I like to simply say, “Hurting people hurt people.” When we are physiologically out of balance in our bodies and disease is expressing itself, our personalities can become hidden behind the symptoms we are experiencing. The once kind person who loved being around others, can begin to say and do things that are hurtful toward those they encounter daily. In the realm of relationships, if strangers are getting the best of us and those we share life with on a daily basis are getting the worst, we can simply say, “I am a hurting person who is hurting those people I love.” Once we are able to recognize changes are needed and discover what those changes are and apply them, our body, mind and spirit will become balanced. Balanced people express themselves in healthy ways that can restore broken relationships. They can tolerate troubles, trials, and differences which leads to not breaking the foundation of health that is established.

Prayer: Father, it is your love, kindness and patience that leads us to repentance. I choose to repent of all the people I have hurt because of things I’ve said and done. I wasn’t feeling well and this is no excuse for treating people in a manor that I would not like to be treated in. I also choose to forgive all those who have hurt me. I will no longer make excuses or try to defend my bad behavior. Lead me Holy Spirit through this healing process so I can also forgive myself for all my mistakes. Allow the fullness of Your redeeming and forgiving blood Jesus to flow to and through me. In humility and meekness, restore me to fullness of joy in You and fullness of joy with those around me, especially those closest to me.

“Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and He will grant you His blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9

 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, even as Christ forgave you, so you must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:12-15a

 

 


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Allie
20/Jun/2019

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
20/Jun/2019

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
20/Jun/2019

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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Allie
20/Jun/2019

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
20/Jun/2019

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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Jeff Mitchell
20/Jun/2019

8 Golden Rules That Contribute to Healthy Eating

by Julie Mitchell

Next to oxygen and water, food is the most important element you actively bring into your body in order to live life. The quality and quantity of your life is directly related to the quality of the food fuel you put in it as well as how well you digest it. Eating has potential to give us multiple positive experiences like: fuel for living, taste explosions to the palate, celebrations of life events and fellowship with others. Contrary to those are potential negative experiences with eating like bloating, gas, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn.

  1. BALANCE

Balanced eating includes a healthy ratio of proteins, quality carbohydrates and healthy fats. Traditional Mediterranean diets have been studied for years showing those who eat this way have a decreased tendency toward cardiovascular disease and blood sugar-related conditions as well as generally living a longer, healthier, and more active life.

  • Whole fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish, leaner proteins and healthy oils
  • Herbs and spices
  • Beans and limited grains
  1. LOW GLYCEMIC

A low glycemic intake of foods will help balance blood sugar levels and curb unhealthy cravings as wells as support sustained energy.

  • Top 10 Low Glycemic Foods

Apples, Berries, Barley, Grapefruit, Beans, Nuts, Oatmeal, Tomatoes, Unsweetened Yogurt, Most Vegetables

  • Top 10 High Glycemic Foods

Candy, Cookies, Juices, White Potatoes, Chips, Sugar, Most Breakfast Cereals, Soda, Sweet Snacks, White Bread including Bagels, Idaho Potatoes

  1. COLORFUL

A colorful food palette provides complex phytonutrient mixtures that demonstrate protective antioxidant activity to help quench harmful free radicals generated by environmental toxins, inflammation, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. These phyto nutrients contribute to vital functions in our body such as:

  • Immune system function
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Heart health
  • Healthy aging
  • Stress tolerance
  • Vision
  • Bone integrity
  1. MINDFUL

Take a deep relaxing breath and allow thankfulness to come in before you bring food into your body. Savor and connect with your body’s fuel as you allow yourself to be aware of how you are feeling in the moments of eating or preparing nourishment. Eating and preparing meals should feel adventuresome and gratifying. Be sure you enjoy meals often with family and friends rather than alone in front of a media sources.

  1. FREQUENCY

Skipping breakfast or any other meal is like making your car to drive on empty. It may go a little while but then stop in the middle of the road. Eating every 3-4 hours’ smaller meals allows 5 pit stops for fuel intake that allow for a full day’s drive without running out of gas.

  1. FRESH, WHOLE

Consume pure water and minimally processed foods: nuts, whole grains, and produce. When every possible purchase organic fruits and vegetables, antibiotic/hormone free proteins, and wild caught fish.

  1. PORTION SIZE

Determining serving sizes can be easy when eating from a box or a bag of food. You may be surprised to find out you’ve been consuming well beyond 1 or 2 servings in one sitting as you go through mindless eating. A serving size of almonds is 12-14 while walnuts are 7-8 halves.

  1. RELAXED

The body digests food when the autonomic nervous system is in the parasympathetic state = rest + digest. The opposite of that is sympathic state = fight or flight. This means leaves all arguments, stressful work and negative thoughts away from the eating area. It’s important to be purposeful in creating a peaceful environment when breaking bread with others or by yourself.

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Julie Mitchell
20/Jun/2019

1 cup =A closed fist

1/2 cup =An ice cream scooper

2 tablespoons =A ping pong ball

1 teaspoon =The top of your thumb from tip  to joint

Meat, 3 ounces =A deck of cards

Cheese, 1 ounce =Four stacked dice

1/2 bagel =A hockey puck

1 medium sized fruit =A tennis ball


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Julie Mitchell
20/Jun/2019

These are must haves in our pantry both at the office and at home!

A meal packed with fresh vegetables with a dash of this and a sprinkle of that can make all the difference in the world.

 

Quinoa

What is quinoa?
While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley. Try a quinoa salad recipe, or serve a vegetable stir fry, over cooked quinoa instead of rice. Quinoa is my favorite whole grain for three reasons: First, it takes less time to cook than other whole grains – just 10 to 15 minutes. Second, quinoa tastes great on its own, unlike other grains such as millet or teff. Add a bit of olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice and – yum! Finally, of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content, so it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain, is kosher, and is almost always organic.

Culinary ethnologists will be interested to know that quinoa was a staple food for thousands of years in the Andes region of South America as one of just a few crops the ancient Incas cultivated at such high altitude.

 

Liquid Braggs Aminos

What is Liquid Braggs?

Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from soybeans, that contains the following Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts:

Great on Salads & Dressings, Soups, Veggies, Rice & Beans, Tofu, Wok & Stir-Fry, Tempeh, Casseroles, Potatoes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Jerky, Popcorn, Gravies & Sauces, Macrobiotics.

Ingredients: Our Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free.

Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.

Health Benefits:

  • A source of delicious, nutritious, life-renewing protein.
  • Taste you’ll love – Nutrition you need.
  • Great on salads, veggies, dressings, soups, rice, beans, Wok foods, tofu, gravies, jerky, poultry, fish, popcorn, meats, casseroles, potatoes and most foods.
  • Contains important healthy amino acids Braggs Liquid Aminos Include
  • no chemicals
  • no artificial coloring
  • no alcohol
  • no preservatives
  • no Gluten
  • Certified NON-GMO

 

Tahini

What is Tahini?

What is tahini? Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium.Think peanut butter, only made with sesame seeds. To make tahini, sesame seeds are soaked in water for a day, then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels.  The crushed seeds are put into a salted water, where the bran sinks, but the kernels float and are skimmed off the surface.  They are toasted, then ground to produce their oily paste.

Tahini is sometimes used to replace peanut butter on bread. In the Middle East tahini is used in a variety of dishes, and is often mixed with lemon juice, salt and garlic. May be thinned out to make a sauce. It is a main ingredient in soups. You can make your own tahini by using a blender and mixing white sesame seeds with peanut oil until creamy

Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can, and sometimes in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store. Tahini is great in hummus, tuna salad, chicken salad, salad dressings and soups, spreads, cookies and much more!

 

Celtic Sea Salt

What is Celtic Sea Salt?

Celtic Sea Salt® Brand is Doctor Recommended, more nutritious than table salt, quality certified, and tastes exquisite. Use Celtic Sea Salt® Brand for all your cooking and seasoning needs and to enrich the taste of your foods, all while adding vital nutrients to your diet.

Celtic Sea Salt is authentic, unprocessed, gourmet, whole salt from one of the most pristine coastal regions of France. Since 1976, Celtic Sea Salt® Brand has been harvested by the paludiers (salt farmers) of Brittany using a farming method that preserves the purity and balance of ocean minerals.

The Only Doctor Recommended Sea Salt

“Many illnesses are caused or exacerbated by trace-mineral deficiencies. These can be avoided by the liberal use of Celtic Sea Salt® in your cooking and the complete avoidance of all other salts, all of which contain only pure sodium chloride.”

– Dr. Thomas S. Cowan, M.D.


Light Gray Celtic Sea Salt  is a coarse, moist salt that gets a light grey hue from the pure clay soil it is harvested from. There is no comparison, in taste or in health effects, between mineral-rich Celtic Sea Salts® Brand and chemically-treated iodized salts. Celtic Sea Salt® Brand Light Grey Celtic® has a rustic old-world flavor that is more assertive than other salts. Try using it in cooking, for soups and stews, grilling, or grind it with a mortar and pestle or salt grinder.

“Celtic Sea Salt is the salt I use in all my recipes for my family and friends. I  feel great knowing that they are getting quality trace minerals and that my meals turn out flavorful.   One shaker bottle lasts a long time and my favorite is Celtic’s Flower of the Ocean which is sold here at The Nutrition and Wellness Center.”  Kristy Whitehead

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)?

Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavor of fresh olives.

In order for an oil to qualify as “extra virgin” the oil must also pass both an official chemical test in a laboratory and a sensory evaluation by a trained tasting panel recognized by the International Olive Counsel.  The olive oil must be found to be free from defects while exhibiting some fruitiness.

Since extra virgin olive oil is simply pressed fruit juice without additives, the factors influencing its quality and taste include the varieties of olives used, the terroir and the countless decisions, production practices and the dedication of the producer.

 

Fage

What is Fage Greek Yogurt?

Made from an authentic recipe that dates back to 1926 and using 100% natural ingredients, it contains no added sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives and no powdered milk, powdered cream or powdered protein.

Just whole milk, cream and cultures go through our unique straining process to create this blissful, low-calorie taste experience. In fact, approximately 4 pounds of raw milk are needed to make just one pound of FAGE Total Greek Yogurt.

Protein Rich, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Diabetic Friendly, Pregnancy Friendly

 

Beans

Beans are one of nature’s healthiest foods – they are naturally low in total fat, contain no
saturated fat or cholesterol, and provide important nutrients such as fiber, protein, calcium, iron,
folic acid and potassium.

National and international expert bodies, including the National Research Council, the World
Health Organization, the World Cancer Relief Fund, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute, and the U.S. Surgeon General, have reviewed scientific evidence and concluded that
eating beans can be an important ally in maintaining health and may reduce the risk of heart
disease and certain cancers. Other studies suggest beans are useful in managing diabetes, may cut
risk for high blood pressure and may help in losing weight.

The USDA recommends that adults eat more than three cups of beans each week for maximum
health benefits – three times more than the current average American consumption.

The new bean dietary guidance message applies to more than a dozen types of dry beans (both
dry-packaged and canned varieties), including:
-Black-eyed -Great Northern -Pinto
-Kidney -Black -Cranberry
-Red -Lima’s and Baby Lima’s -Garbanzo
-Navy

 

Rice

What are the different types of Rice?

Wild Rice- is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates- which means it has a significantly lower glycemic load. It also provides a source of vitamin A, folic acid, omega-3’s

Basmati has the lowest glycemic load of all rice.

Brown Rice- is chewier and heartier than white rice. It has a lower glycemic load than white rice.

Long-grain rice contains less starch so the cooked grains are drier and more separate.

Short-grain rice is very starchy and cooks up soft and sticky. Commonly seen in sushi, paella and risotto.

Our personal favorites at The Nutrition and Wellness Center are :

Basmati, Trader Joe’s Basmati Medley, or Lundberg Wild Blend for meals topped with veggies, and beans or chicken. We even use these rices in our soups!

Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes topped with Trader Joe’s Raw Unsalted Almond Butter!

 

Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

It’s a wholesome way to add delicious flavor to salads, veggies, most foods, and even sprinkle over popcorn.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.

  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise

 

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These are must haves in our pantry both at the office and at home!

A meal packed with fresh vegetables with a dash of this and a sprinkle of that can make all the difference in the world.

 

 


Julie Mitchell
20/Jun/2019

What is GLUTEN?

It is a series of proteins found in many different grains.

What’s so bad about GLUTEN?

Grains today are a lot different from grains of the past. Many are hybrid forms and/or go through chemical processing denaturing the grains. These reasons may play into the wheat/gluten sensitivity and celiac disease that is growing more and more every day.

Why are people so sensitive to GLUTEN?

Poor eating habits that lead to digestive issues can result in a lack of ability to properly digest the proteins in gluten and other grains. Over time, the villi (little finger like extensions in the small intestines) can become damaged from chronic poor digestion resulting in malnourishment and leaky gut syndrome.

What are GLUTEN-Containing Grains?

  • SEMOLINA
  • BARLEY
  • COUSCOUS
  • TRITICALE
  • DURUM
  • RYE
  • EINKORN
  • WHEAT BRAN
  • KAMUT
  • WHEAT GERM
  • SPELT
  • WHEAT STARCH
  • MALT
  • BULGUR

What are some GLUTEN-FREE flours?

  • ARROWROOT
  • MONTINA
  • BUCKWHEAT
  • PEA
  • CORN
  • POTATOES
  • GARFAVA
  • RICE
  • FLAX
  • SOY
  • LENTILS
  • TAPIOCA
  • MILLET
  • TEFF

Higher protein and fiber GLUTEN-FREE flours:

  • AMARANTH
  • QUINOA
  • SEEDS
  • SORGHUM
  • BEANS
  • NUTS

Why is GLUTEN used in so many products?

It helps baking products to rise and helps items stick together.

What illnesses are associated with GLUTEN sensitivity?

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Liver Disease(including primary biliary cirrhosis)
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Iron Deficiency/Anemia
  • Gastro esophageal reflux
  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Headaches
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

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