Your Heart Eats First
February is heart month and we are full of love for keeping this vital organ healthy.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
It’s no wonder that there is a whole month dedicated to it.
So, we are dedicating the entire month of February to educate you on your heart.
How you can best nourish it to prevent you and your loved ones becoming a statistic.
After all, your heart eats first.
That means whatever you put in your mouth via air or food - the heart is affected first.
We are hosting 2 special heart events this month.
One of them happens to be on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb 14th! Sign up for our epic heart sound recorder day and make sure you have proper heart sounds in each valve.
The other chance you have to learn about your heart Feb. 28th @ 5pm. I am hosting a very informative and interactive health talk at Well Balanced Body, called “The heart eats first”.
The health talk is limited in space to only 10 lucky hearts and it’s only $25 to attend. I would suggest bringing a friend or family member that you want their heart to thrive for a long time.
This topic is near and dear to my own heart. My Mom had lifesaving cardiac surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve.
I want to share with you the knowledge to make your heart strong. I hope to see you there!
On the horizon of a new year, we get excited about the potential for change or improvement. It seems that after residual “bad habits” from COVID, this year could be especially important to create healthy goals to reset the body.
New joint pain, chronic fatigue, sudden onset of allergy symptoms, difficulty losing weight, are just a few of the MANY REASONS why it’s a good idea to do an annual system detox.
Each year Well Balanced Body offers a 21-day supervised purification program to both clear and support the systems with proper nutrition, so you can start the New Year feeling your best.
Why Should You Detox?
Our bodies are constantly exposed to external or environmental toxins as well as internal toxins that are due to challenges like poor digestion, certain enzyme deficiencies, and more.
Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins with the help of the liver, kidney, bile, colon, lungs and lymph system, but if you’re not supporting your body with proper nutrition, your body’s own detoxification systems can no longer properly eliminate toxins. The toxins in turn accumulate in the tissues causing a whole host of annoying symptoms, like poor ability to shed excess weight, brain fog, acne, muscle tension, joint pain, and decreased organ function (like infertility) to name a few.
Even worse, toxins cling to fat cells, connective tissue, and organs like our brain, which can lead to a toxic body and brain. Yikes!
Won’t a Detox Make Me Sluggish?
Most purification programs focus solely on eliminating the bad stuff. You’ll lose a few pounds, sure. But then the headache and sluggishness start.
If your purification program doesn’t incorporate proper nutrition, the toxins that release from your tissues can’t be properly eliminated from your system.
You’ll either end up putting back on every single pound you’ve lost, or you’ll keep the weight off but continue to feel like toxic garbage.
Our Program is Different!
Well Balanced Body’s supervised purification program is a simple, whole food detox that supports your body’s entire detoxification system. Toxins will release from your tissues and be properly eliminated through your body’s own detoxification system with the support of proper nutrition and cleansing supplements.
No headache. No digestion issues. No feeling like garbage.
To see what’s included in this program, click here (hint: shakes and REAL FOOD)
How do I know if a detox right for me?
‘Detox’ can be a buzzword this time of year, but just because it’s on-trend doesn’t mean you should do it, especially if you’re not planning to do it correctly (i.e., without the support of proper nutrition).
So, let me ask you a few questions:
Do you have trouble digesting certain known health foods such as garlic?
Does your urine smell different after eating asparagus?
Does even a sip of coffee in the morning make you jittery or keep you up all night?
Do you have skin issues like acne or does your skin get irritated easily - are you prone to rashes?
Do you feel like crap when you are trying to lose weight?
Do you have brain fog or fatigue?
Do you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, or both?
If you answered yes to any of these, there is a problem in your detox pathway. And if there is a problem in your detox pathway it can be linked to some type of deficiency in your nutrition, whether it be protein, vitamin B or C complex, or the antioxidant molybdenum (you can read more on this in the blog post I did about a prior year’s detox).
Bottom line: Your diet is not supporting your detox pathways and your body is depleted of nutrients.
Our 21-day supervised purification program has begun, but you can start at any time! Stop making excuses and start cleaning up! If you want to kick off 2023 with a proven, supportive program, call us at 916.542.9440.
Check out our journey in our stories on IG to follow along during our 21 days! We can't wait to hear about your experience with the Purification Program! See you soon!
Getting Back To You In 2023
HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
Can you feel it?
The freshness of a new year. All the desire and hope of what’s to come.
This is undoubtably, my absolute favorite time of year. Maybe it’s because the focus is shifted back to health.
Maybe it’s the blank calendars ready to be filled with whatever you want!
Maybe it’s the quiet. The hustle and bustle of the holidays have come to a halt. There are more moments to breathe and ruminate…
Whatever it is, I really and truly desire to help you reach your health goals.
Even if it's something small, we want to assist you in your health journey.
Here are my thoughts for your life to get you started...
Don’t plan to start living when you are retired.
Put yourself in the future moment. You are retired and you have full freedom. Write down everything you deeply desire to enjoy and get done.
Now take yourself to present moment...How can you start to add in seeds of your “retirement plan” into your day?
When most retire, ironically, we actually can’t do the things we really want to do because of ill health, or we do the things we desired with less vigor and joy.
They say something like, you spend your youth sacrificing your health to gain wealth and when you retire you spend your wealth to gain health.
There has to be a balance. Everything starts with health.
And health begins with tiny steps.
We have to start incorporating what we desire most, now.
We can’t wait until the time is “right” We can and need to begin now.
So maybe when you retire you want to be able to play with your grandkids to the fullest capacity.
Today, you can start with assessing your movement.1. Can you get down on the floor without any assistance? Like using something to balance.
2. Can you get off the floor without any assistance?
3. Can you run or walk quickly?
4. Can you lift your own groceries?
5. Put away or take down heavy dishes or books high up?
6. Can you sit down in your chair without using the arms to sit down or get back up?
7. Can you lean over without experiencing pain?
8. Can you get through an easy day with sufficient amount of energy?
9. Are you moving your body every day for exercise?
These functional movements can be addressed today, and without much interruption in your schedule.
Your goals might be broader than playing full out with your grandchildren.
Your desires are endless and our capacity to help you meet them is vast. My passion is to help you live out your dream.
And there really aren't any limits, except for the ones you create for yourself.
So, I encourage in 2023, dream big. Write down your goals and set an appointment with us to see how we can help you. Even if it’s just micro steps.
We are here for your health. And we will never stop caring about your life and the way it’s lived.
With so much love and abundance of health,
Part of having a Well Balanced Body is recognizing the many facets of health, healing, and wellness. The choices we make can make a significant impact on, not only our health today, but the distant future. What we consciously or unconsciously choose to put in our body daily and how we take care of our body is what really matters.
At Well Balanced Body, we strive to make preventative wellness at the cornerstone of our facility. Yet, we are putting out fires within the neuromuscular skeletal system as well as the digestive, endocrine, immune systems etc.
We want to bridge the gap between pain management and living your absolute best life possible. Not just free of pain, but in full health and vitality.
We want to add more life to your years.
So what does that even look like?
Everyone's definition of health is different. That may be because we are all so different. But, it also is due to the fact that as laymans -- we can’t fully know what health and illness actually look like. In a lot of cases, we must start with our intuition -- telling us something isn’t right and we must listen to our bodies and move in that direction.
Unfortunately, it is common for us to ignore those signals early on and it isn't until there is a life and death situation before we really listen.
Even though the definition of health may look different for all of us, we also have to admit that we have to start with prevention at some point.
Where to start?
Listening to your body:
I hear often, “I just don’t have time.” If there is anyone who gets the concept of “not having time,” It’s me. Running a business, taking care of patients, building and guiding a staff, raising a toddler and a little one, managing a household list of things to constantly do whilst striving for mental/emotional, spiritual, physical growth. There is no one that gets it more than I do.
I have also suffered my deal of health heartbreaks -- but I realized where I went wrong. I allowed life to get the best of me. I got caught up in the “to dos” and also made those excuses.
I am human.
Which is why, more importantly, I am encouraging you to begin with breath. It’s the easiest way to tap into your nervous system.
Most days, people hold their breath on the inhale. This is a stress response.
So, to begin, we must lengthen our exhales. This is how you enter chill mode.
Try this daily exercise, before bed, begin with 2 minutes, than add more throughout the day -- in the shower, driving, washing dishes, or maybe take a moment to close your eyes and breathe.
Daily Breathing Exercise to Access The Chill Mode Of Your Nervous System
If you “don’t have time for breath.” Then you don’t have time for health.
And if you are curious, the “chill mode” is the parasympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system. This is where healing happens. The inhale is sympathetic, fight or flight, and the exhale is parasympathetic, rest and digest.
This Halloween you don't have to miss out on sweet treats! You can enjoy delicious treats without the harmful ingredients. Get into the spirit with some healthy treat alternatives!
We've found these delicious Vegan Twix Bars from The Banana Diaries.
And also these 3-ingredient Chocolate Crunch Donuts from Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.
They don't take long to make and will be a fun treat for kids and adults alike!! Leave us a comment below if you decided to make them.
We like to make them in bar shape and cut them in thirds.
Enjoy!! Happy Halloween!