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Heal Your Gut, Restore Your Health Seminar: Part 2 of 2

Belly-IBS-gutAre you one of 70 million people suffering from digestive diseases in the United States?

You might be…and not even know your gut is the cause! Discover how your digestive health is intimately linked to your immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems.

Your gut is responsible for a significant portion of your immune system and creates more brain hormones and neurotransmitters than the brain. Find out how you can restore optimum health naturally and change your health.

Transform your health! Learn cutting-edge information and simple science you can use right away:

  • Learn how diet and lifestyle affect the gut microbiome.
  • Understand chronic disease and the symptoms that signal its presence.
  • Learn about the gut-brain connection to mood and behavior.
  • Practical advice about dealing with diet, stress, toxins and parasites.
Guest Speaker: Rita Runnels Holistic/RN, Self Care-Colon Hygienist-Nutritional Counselor and Founder of The Sanctuary at Shops on Main

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August 25, 2016 at 7pm

COST: Free

 

NEW DATE “Getting Lean in 2016” Weight Loss Challenge Meeting on January 28th. The Cost: FREE!!!

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IMPORTANT: Due to weather the Weight-loss Challenge Meeting will be rescheduled for January 28, 2016 at 7:00pm

WARNING: This Challenge could result in any or all of the following:
• Loss of Up to 10 Pounds
• Feeling & Looking Fabulous
• More Restful Sleep
• Self-Confidence Boost
• Extra Energy
• Improved Mood
• Could be Habit Forming

The Weight Loss Challenge lasts, 29 days to a lifetime. You decide. Our goal in creating this challenge is to make it easy to understand and free of charge.

Take a 29 day challenge through awareness and self-discovery. This class will discuss holistic approach with diet, fitness and wellness, easy recipes, resources and tools.
The challenge will start February 1th and end with the final weigh in February 29th.
We will have Celebration Party on March 3rd at 7pm.

Our focus should be on bringing the body, mind and spirit back into balance.

Date: Thursday January 28th, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 323 S. Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28152

NO GUARANTEE OF WEIGHT LOSS
Healing, Health and Wellness does not guarantee any weight loss or maintenance by participating in the challenge.

What Happens 1 Hour After Drinking a Can of COKE!

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Fox News – Gut Health and Bacteria Tied to Many Disease

Great discussion on Fox News that talks about gut health and how it causes several diseases. Learn more about bacteria overgrowth syndrome and why it might be causing the diseases such as depression, anxiety and many other diseases.

Smoothie and Juicing Class: Two (2) Classes: When: Thursday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m. and Friday January 16th at 11am

Come and learn how delicious and healthy smoothies/Juicing can taste!!

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 Learn how to incorporate Greens and Superfoods into smoothies to make them highly nutritious!

Cost $5.00 per person

Seating is limited so pay now and reserve your seat.

Come by 323 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150

More information 704-457-1001

 We are located across the street from Don Gibson Theater

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The Alzheimer’s-Reversing Oil That is Beating Prescription Drugs

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people diagnosed with this debilitating disease is on the rise. It is expected that by the year 2050 almost 14 million people will be living with the condition known to rob people of their memory and impose anxiety and confusion.

Presently, over 5 million people suffer the effects of this disease that is now known as the 7th leading cause of death in our country. It is estimated that over $148 billion is spent each year treating this disease.

There are no pharmaceutical options available to treat, halt or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs being created now are made to reduce the amyloid plaques, made from a protein called Amyloid B (AB) that build up on the brain. These are a trademark of the disease.

However, recent studies reveal that small clumps of AB call oligomers appear years before the plaques even start to develop. The molecular structure of these oligomers is very different from AB.

Further, they found that drugs designed to destroy amyloid plaques have no effect on oligomers. This could explain why experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have failed; they are focused on plaques, not their precursor, oligomers.

Case Study: A Natural Approach

Mary Newport, MD, has had some up close and highly personal experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s. When her 53 year old husband started showing signs of progressive dementia, which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, she took action.

He began taking Alzheimer’s drugs such as Namenda, Exelon and Aricept – however, his disease continued to worsen. It was not until Dr. Newport tried to get her husband into a drug trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug that she started to research Alzheimer’s triggers.

Her research led her to the discovery that some brain cells may have a difficult time using glucose – the brain’s main source of energy. Without this fuel, neurons begin to die. An alternative energy source for brain cells is fats, known as ketones. When the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it naturally produces ketones.

The hard part is that most people can’t cut carbohydrates out of the body altogether, and in many respects this can be unhealthy. So another way to produce ketones is by consuming oils made from medium-chain triglycerides. MCT is an oil that is made from coconut and palm oil.

The drug which was being used in the drug trial was just MCT oil at a dose of 20 grams. When MCT oil is metabolized, ketones, which are created by the body, not only protect against Alzheimer’s but may also reverse the symptoms. This is also a potential treatment for Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, type 2 diabetes and multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mr. Newport began to take coconut oil twice a day at a point where he could not even remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet his drawing ability improved. After a little over a month, the drawing had more clarity. It appeared as though the oil was lifting the fog.

After sixty days, he was alert, talkative and happy. He had more focus and concentration and was able to stay on task. He kept taking the same amount of coconut oil each day and the dementia continued to reverse.

He was able to run again, and his reading comprehension improved dramatically. Over time, his short-term memory returned, and he was able to talk about past events with clarity. When he had a brain scan, the atrophy that had once been present was halted.

What we Know

We know that Alzheimer’s drugs have failed. We know that a drug company put a non-patentable natural substance (MCT) through an FDA trial, and it worked. But, it has now been discovered that a natural substance can be substituted for the expensive drug.

The amazing thing is that the natural substitute works better than the drug version. The ketones actually last for eight hours in the body when coconut oil is used versus three when the synthetic version is used. If this actually catches on, it could bring the drug monopolies to their knees!

The benefits of organic coconut oil are remarkable and well documented. Always use high quality Extra Virgin Unrefined and Organic Coconut Oil.

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7 Reasons to Throw Out Your Regular Flour and Replace it with Coconut Flour

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Posted on October 10, 2014 by The Alternative Daily

Today in the Western world, white flour is the base of nearly every baked good you will come across. While those cookies and fresh breads may be delicious, many health experts agree that wheat, and the refined, bleached flour that is derived from it, is a major player in the obesity epidemic, as well as a range of chronic illnesses.

Fortunately, there is a remarkably healthy, delicious alternative: organic coconut flour. This flour is made from the meat of organic coconuts, which is dried, separated from much of its fat content, and ground.

The following are seven reasons to strongly consider making the switch from the white, all-purpose stuff to organic coconut flour.

1. White (and wheat) flour contains gluten

Individuals with celiac disease know all-too-well the damage that gluten, a protein found wheat, barley and rye, can cause. Those suffering from celiac disease (about one percent of the population) experience severe inflammation, damage to the small intestine and malabsorption of nutrients when they consume gluten. However, what about everyone else?

It is estimated that up to 30 percent of the world has some degree of gluten sensitivity, and many do not know it. Gluten sensitivity can cause a wide range of symptoms, including digestive distress and chronic fatigue, which may be difficult to trace back to gluten. Other individuals may experience allergic reactions to wheat.

Coconut flour, however, is gluten free, and considered highly hypoallergenic. So, unless you’re allergic to coconut, this is a very mild, non-inflammatory flour to use.

2. Wheat flours are addictive

Gliadin, one protein component in wheat, has been found to be highly addictive. It stimulates the appetite, and leads to cravings for more and more wheat. This is one reason why it is so easy to over-snack on baked goods. Needless to say, this is particularly bad for your waistline.

Additionally, wheat contains a carbohydrate known as Amylopectin A, which is linked to rapid spikes in blood sugar, much like those which occur when we eat sugar. For this reason, eating wheat may raise your risk of insulin resistance and belly fat, as well as result in digestive discomfort.

3. White flour is bleached and treated with various chemicals

Leading health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola explains that today’s wheat is doused in chemical pesticides during all stages of its growth, starting with the seed. It is also sometimes sprayed with “plant growth regulators,” which may mimic hormonal activity.

To make refined, all-purpose flour, wheat is bleached, and as a result of this, the nutrients that were contained in the original wheat are largely processed out.

4. Modern wheat itself is often cross-bred with potential toxins

When wheat is grown nowadays, it is often cross-bred with various substances. One example is Clearfield Wheat, which is crossbred with sodium azide, a toxic chemical used in industrial applications. Other wheat strains are radiated in order to trigger mutations to achieve higher yields.

5. Coconut flour is rich in nutrients

While white flour barely has any nutrients to speak of, coconut flour is rich in protein, and contains coconut oil, which is one of the healthiest fat sources on Earth.

This flour is also rich in dietary fiber, much of which is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is crucial to healthy digestion, as it adds bulk to stool, helps alleviate constipation and protects the colon from damage. It also creates a satiating effect, making you feel full longer after you eat it.

6. Coconut flour is great for achieving and maintaining an ideal weight

Due to its high fiber content, healthy baked goods made with coconut flour can be great for a weight loss plan. Instead of eating the whole box of cookies – which one might with cookies made with white flour – you will likely feel full with much less.

Also, as coconut flour does not contain inflammatory gluten, it will not trigger weight gain and does not spike blood sugar.

7.  Coconut flour tastes great!

Any bread or baked dessert can be enhanced by the light consistency and mild tropical flavor of coconut flour. Not only is coconut flour healthy, it also tastes wonderful.

Keep in mind that when you switch to coconut flour, you will have to modify your recipes accordingly – you cannot simply switch the exact amount of white flour that a recipe calls for with coconut flour, the ratios will be different.

However, the Internet gives us access to a wealth of great recipes, and with a little practice, baking with this delicious flour will soon become second nature.

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ORGANIC HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS

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1) Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

Make 1.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons organic or homemade ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons relish or chopped pickles
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced white onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add more relish if desired.

2) Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 c. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. grain mustard
  • 2/3 c. cold pressed olive oil
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Place the vinegar and mustard in a food processor and blend. With the processor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and blend until it emulsifies (blends into one). Season with salt and pepper.

3) Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 c. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. grain mustard
  • 3/4 Tbs. raw honey
  • 2/3 c. cold pressed olive oil
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Place the vinegar, mustard and honey in a food processor and blend. With the processor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and until it emulsifies. Season with salt and pepper.

4) Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c. fresh or frozen organic red raspberries, crushed
  • 1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil, a little more if needed
  • Sea salt + ground pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl except oil, then slowly add in oil whisking until blended.

5) Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • One clove of garlic, finely minced
  • Small squirt of dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
  • Salt, pepper and basil to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in small jar or blender.

6) Strawberry Lemonade Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or mild honey
  • 1/2 cup strawberry lemonade (Recipe link below)
  • 1/2 cup pear vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

PREPARATION

In a medium mixing bowl add all ingredients except olive oil. Slowly drizzle olive oil while whisking until mixture emulsifies (thickens slightly). Chill.

You Won’t Believe Where Silly Putty Is Hiding In Your Food!

Dimethylpolysiloxane 101 (a.k.a. Silly Putty)
Dimethylsiloxane is commonly used in vinegary-smelling silicone caulks, adhesives, and aquarium sealants, a component in silicone grease and other silicone based lubricants, as well as in defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners AND IN OUR FOOD!

There have been no major studies conducted on the safety of dimethylsiloxane in food by the FDA or the Food Industry since it was approved in 1998, but the food industry is allowed to use it in anything they want (except milk). Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches, McDonalds French Fries, KFC Mash Potatoes and Biscuits, Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists, Dominos Bread Sticks, and on and on – the list of guilty restaurants is mind-blowing.