Monday, January 2, 2017

Jan 2017

Keep on Textin' and Get Rewarded.   Detox your body..and Teeth!  Stop Snoring for better sleep.  Kick cravings with Stevia.  Be Smoke-free without Weight Gain.  Essential Education.  Bemer for better blood flow.
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New Products for a New Year!
Yes, that's right!  A toothpaste infused with activated charcoal, coconut oil, and bentonite clay to clean, polish, and whiten teeth.
My Magic Mud® Whitening Toothpaste is the first to combine activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay, made with 95% certified organic ingredients and is fluoride-free. You get the benefits of the original formula - My Magic Mud Detoxifying & Whitening Toothpowder - in a convenient and delicious toothpaste. Whiten your teeth with activated charcoal without any of the mess. And you can’t beat the price at just $9.99 /4oz tube. 
You may use it in place of regular toothpaste to completely purify your mouth!  For extra whitening, use the Tooth Powder tub (not pictured) at night only. ($24.99/150serv) 


Well, Snorestop isn't exactly new, but it was unavailable for so long, we are happy to carry it again!  It is non-drowsy, non habit forming, no rebound effect, and no contraindications!  Even better, satisfaction is guaranteed.  Otherwise, contact the company for a full refund!  

Snoring occurs in 3 locations:  the mouth, the back of the throat and the nose.  Each of the three products targets a particular area.  Try them individually for $12.99 each or you can get all 3 in a kit for only $19.99 to see which works best for you!

NasoSpray targets airway obstruction in the nasal cavity due to mucus built up, post nasal drip and constriction of nasal passages.  The gentle water-based solution has no rebound effects.

FastTabs targets airway obstruction in the mouth due to the collapse of the soft palate and the swelling of the tongue while sleeping.  The tablets are easily chewed and dissolved with no contraindications.

Extinguisher targets airway obstruction in the back of the throat due to inflammation of the soft tissues, swollen uvula and tonsils.  The oil-free throat spray has no known side effects.


Because of its potential to help with New Year's fitness resolutions, Stevia has earned the coveted designation as our "Herb of the Month!  

You may already be familiar with Stevia as a white powdered sweet substance, but it is actually a plant native to South America, part of the Asteraceae family along with chrysanthemums, marigolds, and ragweed.  It has been used as a sweetener for centuries, traditionally used to sweeten yerba mate tea.

In recent times, the active compounds of stevia have been extracted and used as a natural sugar alternative for a variety of "diet" products as they do not raise blood sugar, and are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable.  The compounds of interest in stevia are Steviol glycosides (stevioside and rebaudioside).  Stevioside is sweet, but also has a bitter aftertaste.  Rebaudioside is sweet, and less bitter.  Exactly how much sweeter than sugar depends on how it is processed.  Not all Stevia is created equal.  Green leaf stevia is around 40 times sweeter than sugar, while some more processed extracts are 200-400 times sweeter.  Stevia types fall into three categories:  Green/Whole leaf, Stevia Extracts, and Highly Processed Stevia.  

Green Leaf stevia:  simply dried and powdered, the most natural state, but with some disadvantages.  It is about 30-40 times sweeter, but can have a bitter aftertaste from the stevioside and does not dissolve completely in water.

Stevia Extracts:  These are often more palatable and can be either powdered or liquid extracts.  These are a popular choice for those who want their beverages sweet without having solids floating around in it.  However, keep an eye out for cheap fillers like dextrose or cellulose, which may be used as anti-caking agents or to add volume.  The Sweetleaf brand powder and Wholesome! Organic's brand of Stevia include inulin fiber, which is a prebiotic fiber that is beneficial to intestinal flora.  

Highly processed versions like Truvia use only the rebaudioside extract, which does not include the benefits from using the whole leaf, then go through a 42 step process which utilizes harsh chemical solvents and adds erythritol (sugar alcohol derived from GMO corn) to produce a product that is actually less than 1% stevia!  Some "diet" products may use stevia in addition to chemical sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose.  Because of this adulteration, we don't recommend these versions of stevia.


What are the health benefits?  There have been over 400 studies on the unadultered stevia extracts showing therapeutic effects against cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, inflammation, cystic fibrosis, obesity and tooth decay.

Great for Diabetics 

So we know that it doesn't raise blood glucose levels like sugar does, but did you know it could help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels?  A study of men and women who had stevia before a meal reduced post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels, independent of reductions in caloric intake.  A German study successfully used stevia as part of a quit-smoking protocol.  By balancing blood sugar levels, there may be some benefit to recovering smokers who find themselves craving sweets while trying to quit.   A study with rats that consumed 250 and 500 milligrams per day significantly reduced fasting blood sugar levels and balanced insulin resistance, triglycerides and alkaline phosphatase, which commonly increases in cancer patients. 


Just in 2012, a groundbreaking study connected stevioside consumption to breast cancer reduction by enhancing cancer apoptosis (cell death).  Plus, the study found it decreases certain stress pathways in the body that contribute to cancer growth.  Another study on colon cancer added stevia to a blend that included blackberry leaf found a synergistic effect, increasing the polyphenol antioxidants.  


Americans love our sugar and it shows on our waistlines!  The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which amounts to an extra 350 calories.  This high sugar intake has been linked to weight gain and adverse effects on blood sugar, which go hand in hand with other serious health problems.  Phasing out sugar and incorporating stevia will cut calorie consumption and help with weight loss.

Improves Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Levels

Results of a 2009 study showed that "stevia extract intervention is effective in lowering the elevated levels of serum cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein and very low density lipoprotein levels and increasing the HDL levels." 

Natural Standard Research Collaboration, which reviews scientific evidence on herbs and supplements gave stevia a “grade B for efficacy” in reducing blood pressure.  “Available research is promising for the use of stevia in hypertension,” says Catherine Ulbricht, senior pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and co-founder of Natural Standard.  Long term studies found stevia extract dilated blood vessels and increased sodium excretion, which are both helpful for healthy blood pressure levels.  

Save $1 on ANY SweetLeaf or Wholesome! Stevia item!  

Coupon Code:  STVD

What to Get? Best to go Organic and Non GMO with SweetLeaf or Wholesome! Brands.  

SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand consistently winning global awards for taste and innovation.  Available in: powder in a 4oz Shaker or boxes of 35 or 70 packets.  It is also available in water-based liquids with 6 different flavor options (Berry, Orange, English Toffee, Peppermint, Rootbeer, or Cola) which are great for flavoring sparkling water to make your own diet sodas.  For use in cooking or baking, find the conversion chart here and in the store.  

Wholesome! Organic Stevia has helpful tips when using their stevia for cooking or baking.  Every ½ teaspoon of Wholesome! Organic Stevia is equal to two teaspoons of sugar.  Reduce your baking time. The addition of Organic Stevia may speed up the caramelization of the crust during baking, giving your baked goods a crunchy brown crust in a shorter amount of time. Do not adjust baking temperature.  Stevia is suitable for baking yeast breads or other leavened baked goods. However, because it does not ferment, it may also change the texture of baked goods, so please, as always, give recipes a couple of test runs, making modifications as needed.  

Kick Start Your Weight Loss with a Cleanse!
Save $2 on ANY Renew Life Cleanse kit with Coupon Code: CLNS2

For a different way to cleanse, make an appointment with Suzan Moody to Detox through your Feet!  See our Wellness Center webpage for details.


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Quit Smoking & Slim Down in 2017!
 Friday Jan. 20  6-7pm
Led by Suzan Moody  
If you're a smoker, the healthiest resolution you can make is to kick the habit.  But kicking butts often goes hand in hand with weight gain.  It IS possible to be both slimmer and smoke-free in 2017 with the right approach.  Topics Covered:
 - Natural aids for smoking cessation
 - Strategies to help with cravings
 - Why people gain after quitting
 - Ways to speed up metabolism
Plus Samples to try.

* Valuable info for
Non-Smokers too! *

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Cold hands and feet?  Recovering from an injury?  
Try a BEMER Session!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 11am-3pm
with Gina Costa
$20 per session (10-20 min)

The heart pumps blood through our arteries, but it relies on the additional power of the autonomous pumping motion of the microvessels.  Sometimes the microvessels that carry blood to our extremities do not always flow optimally.   Without the blood flow to cleanse, our system is bogged down with waste products.  By these microvessels, our circulatory system also distributes hormones, immune cells, and other signaling molecules.
And this is where BEMER devices can be beneficial by enhancing blood flow.  Come try for yourself and meet Gina!

6:00pm -7:00pm

Marie Koch, Presenter

Start the New Year off with some Essential Oil Education!  It's so much more than just something that smells nice - find the therapeutic and culinary uses too!  

10  Intro to Oils
17  Blends and their Power
24  Promise of Peppermint
31  Oral Care Naturally
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