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Julie Mitchell
20/Jun/2018

There once was a story about a sower whose seeds fell on different soil or terrains with different kinds of outcomes. The condition of the soil where the seed was dropped effected the growth process. The development of life never had to do with the vitality of the seed, but the environment in which it was found. The seed was never able to take root and grow to fullness until it was put into fertile ground that allowed for the healthy growth process to be completed. (Matthew 13:3-23) If we take this same truth principle and apply it to the human body we can get a deeper understanding of why people go through the process of health or disease. Be it cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, chronic fatigue or any other ailment, the only way a person has a fighting chance to survive with vitality is within the healthy ground of a human body.

Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (1816 –1908) was a French scientist who had contentions with a more famous French scientist, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).  Béchamp claimed discovery of the “molecular granulations” which lead to his cell theory. The research lead him to believe that bacteria could not invade a healthy animal and cause disease, but instead an unfavorable host and environmental conditions threatened the host’s healthy microbiome (a vast army of microbes in the body).  He stated they break down the host tissue by producing pathogenic bacteria. Claude Bernard (1813-1878), also a French scientist, agreed with Béchamp and his cell theory of disease thriving in a poor-quality terrain.  On the other side of the coin, Pasteur said that many diseases are caused by microorganisms in his germ theory. These small organisms which invade humans, animals, and other living hosts, multiply within their hosts and cause disease. It has also been speculatively said that Pasteur (on his death bed) recanted the germ theory saying, “Bernard was correct. I was wrong. The microbe (germ) is nothing. The terrain (milieu) is everything.”

If we are going to battle an enemy, one of the most important components will be a strong army. This army must be made up of healthy individuals that have been trained for physical strength and have the most powerful weapons to destroy the enemy. I would consider cancer to be an enemy within every person or animal. Since it is a fact that everyone has cancer cells, then it is also a fact that we have the enemy living within. We have been created with an internal military system that seeks out to destroy cancer cells, but more importantly the toxins that feed the growth of cancer cells, be it bacteria, virus, fungus, metals, chemicals. It is called our immune system which is powerful and on alert, ready to seek out and destroy the enemy.

We want to do everything in our power to strengthen our immune system. The National Institute of Health led over 200 researchers and 80 universities in the Human Microbiome Project that proved our bodies are made up of more microbes than cells as it studied 242 individuals. And since a large amount of our immune system is in our gut and made up of microbes, it makes sense that we should pay attention to how we feed our cells as well as our gut microbes. Foods that support immune function and gut health are not going to be found in highly processed foods, antibiotic feed animals, mercury filled fish, grossly pesticide sprayed grains, fruits, and vegetables. Clean-eating contributes to the building of  clean environments where the body is able to self-correct from within! Proper ratios of the macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) are just as important as the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). If you are struggling with figuring out how to do this or need support, find a professional or center that specializes in healing holistically using elements of the earth to encourage natural healing from within the body. We are here to support you in this process!

The father of immunology, Dr. Eli Metchnikoff said, “Death begins in the colon.” That was stated back in 1908, when he won the noble prize in medicine for his work with the immune system. So how can we support a healthy colon? It starts by eating and drinking natural elements that are able to be broken down by the digestive system and utilized by the cells. Some people have compromised gut walls as well as production of hydrochloric stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, flow of bile, and gut flora. Since the health of the whole body has everything to do with the health of the individual cells that lie within it, there will be those who need digestive support so the cells of the body are able to get nutrients broken down to allow them to run properly.  Healthy digestion is shown with proper elimination which can be anywhere from 1-3 healthy bowel movements a day.  If you are struggling with this you may want to consider trying a few of these things: drink ½ your body weight in water daily, increase your vegetable intake to increase your fiber intake, discuss probiotic, herbal and/or fiber supplementing with your healthcare and holistic practitioner. Since the colon is one of the main drainage pathways of the body that supports elimination of body toxins, colon hydrotherapy is a great option for supporting of peristalsis, hydration and sanitizing of the colon.

Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institute of Health says, “Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger.” Those of us who are reading this have loaded guns with genetic potential to have our inherited strengths or weaknesses play out. It doesn’t matter what we have gone through in the past (sickness, heartbreak, stress, anything that has tried to break us down), our bodies have the FULL potential to change their genetic expression toward wellness and vitality as we begin to change for the better what we EAT, DRINK, THINK, and DO. And for some people, proper guidance from a professional, with addition of herbs, nutrients, essential oils, and therapies will bring them to a whole new level of life expression!

Julie’s 9 Points for a Healthy Robust Immune System:

  1. Start your day mindfully connecting with God and 15-30 oz of water
  2. Set an intention for the day that will focus on healthy choices
  3. Planning your healthy meals and snacks for the day or week reduces physical and mental stress
  4. Move with exerted effort daily(preferably outside): walking, biking, jogging, tennis, canoeing, swimming or golfing.
  5. Add 1-3 tsp of Abundant C into your water 1-2x day, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  6. Take 1-3 Abundant Digestion 1-2x day, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  7. Take 1-2 Abundant Multi 1-2x day with or after meal, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  8. Take 3 Abundant Gut/Energy 2x day on empty stomach for 3+ months, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  9. Add Colon Hydrotherapy(CLICK HERE) and Infrared Saunas(CLICK HERE) to your health regime

“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasp it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a 100 times (as much as was sown), some 60 (times as much), and some 30.” Matthew 13:23 AMP


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Allie
20/Jun/2018

By Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director

It is so hot outside! I was on a 4-mile walk yesterday and all I could think about was getting a tall, cool glass of water. Thankfully, when I got done, I had an amazing glass of pure water.

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

Crazy to think how important water is to every part of our bodies. It can affect our well being, emotions, and definitely our choices. Well hydrated people are more likely to be balanced in their body, soul and spirit thus giving rise to healthier relationships and work output.

KEY POINTS TO KNOW:

  • Always drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day (more if you are working out and sweating)
  • Cut out carbonated drinks (and replace it with something like lemon water)
  • Make efforts to drink filtered water (buy a Brita or get a filtered water system at your house)
  • May want to add liquid minerals to your water to replace lost electrolytes

Also, sometimes when you have food cravings, you may not be hungry… but thirsty! Next time you reach for a snack, drink a glass of water first.

Supporting Products

  • Abundant CReduces tissue damage with fully buffered and reduced 100% L-ascorbate
  • Rehydrate – Homeopathic Hydration Drainage, Tonification & Support, Increases Cell’s Ability to Uptake Water
  • Spectralyte – Ionic Trace Minerals & Electrolytes, Systemic Alkalizer, Adrenals, Joint Pain and Stiffness, Sodium/Potassium
  • Catalyte – Restores electrolyte balance and supplies D-ribose to support muscle function

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life….” John 4:14

Reference The Chemical Composition of the Adult Human Body and It’s Bearing on the Biochemistry of Growth, by H.H. Mitchell


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Allie
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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
20/Jun/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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