What does the Holiday Season Mean for You?
The Christmas Season is in full bloom and the end of the year is fast approaching. As you go about your busyness this month, we hope you will take time to look around and see what Christmas is all about. It isn't the Christmas trees, Santa Claus, buying gifts, spending money, decorating the house, or rushing around to get the best deals! Instead, it is a time to reflect on the condition of our life. To remember our greatest need, - that of a Savior. To rejoice that the need was met 2000 years ago, in a country far away, in relative obscurity, with most humble beginnings. All done, that we might have hope. Hope of a better life, a better future, a better world. To know that this is just a temporary residence for us, that in fact we are sons & daughters of the King of this Universe and He has made provision to live with us, in us, and through us. To know that He has great plans for us, plans for a future beyond anything we could imagine, and He has made provisions for that future already! At the same time, He has placed among us those who are less fortunate - those who are in need of our help. Our challenge is to reveal the love of Christ that dwells in our hearts to help meet the need.
My challenge to you this month is to look around and see where you can provide hope for someone else. It may be as simple as sharing a meal or donating a gift to an organization. You may adopt a family to provide Christmas gifts for the children. Maybe you will go to the Rescue Mission and offer to wrap gifts or help serve a meal. Perhaps a neighbor could use some relief while they run errands or maybe just a visit. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with thankfulness, compassion, and joy. Yours will be the greater blessing!
No Natural Health Lifestyle Meeting in December. Since the holidays seem to be such a hectic time for everyone, we have decided to forego the meeting in December. Instead, spend an extra evening just relaxing and enjoying your family!
Natural Health Lifestyle Meeting : Tuesday January 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas: We will close Wednesday December 23 at 2:00 p.m. and then be closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
New Years: We will be closed on Thursday December 31 & Friday January 1
Recipe of the Month
Marinated Mixed Vegetables:
If you are looking for a new way to serve your family healthy vegetables without the same old boring salad, this is a great way to get them munching! In addition, you can serve this on top of some healthy greens and have a great meal!
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 bunches broccoli florets
- 3 large carrots
- 2 medium red bell peppers
- 1 red onion
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 cup Nama Shoyu or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
- 1/3 cup olive oil
Cut cauliflower and broccoli into small florets, cut carrots into 1/4 in. rounds, cut peppers in 1/4 in. strips, and cut onion into thin rings. Combine all vegetables in a bowl and toss to mix. Combine Nama Shoyu (or Bragg's), olive oil, and Italian Seasoning in a covered jar and shake well to mix. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to mingle.
Health Tid-bit: Constipation:A Real Pain!
The health of your colon affects every function of your body.
Did you know?
Over 100 million people in the United States suffer from digestive disorders?
Over 65 million have chronic heartburn
Over 58 million suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (this is the 2nd most often cause of time off after the common cold!)
And over 5 million Americans have chronic constipation (many times IBS is actually just a constipation issue)
Americans spend over $120 Billion dollars a year on medical care to treat digestive diseases!
Constipation is a major digestive issue and almost everyone deals with it at one time or another. For most people it is frequently and sometimes continuously! If your bowels do not move at least daily, this could be a problem for you. Constipation is usually defined as difficult or infrequent bowel elimination. It can be caused by poor diet, insufficient chewing of food, dehydration, lack of exercise, putting off the urge to go, some medications, alcohol, laxative abuse, poor enzyme activity, and lack of beneficial bacteria in the colon.
So how can you reverse this trend?
Drink plenty of water to rehydrate the body
Add more fiber NIH suggests that adults get 20-35 grams of fiber daily.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day
Establish a routine for bowel movements
Assume a correct position (squatting is a natural position)
Digestive enzymes help food digest better
Probiotics help replenish the beneficial bacteria in the colon
Colonics to tone and cleanse the colon
Answer the urge to go immediately if possible
For more information about how these steps can help your body feel better, give us a call and schedule a colon health consultation at Nature's Best Wellness Center, LLC.
Product Highlight: Kidney Rescue
|Battered by caffeine, a poor diet & stress, your kidneys fight to filter your blood
What Do Your Kidneys Do?
The body is a factory. Your two bean shaped organs (kidneys) track the body's fluid usage, levels, pressure & location. Fluid is used to transport waste from the body's organs, to the kidneys for processing or treatment then, excretion as urine.
Your body also has to rid itself of gases, acids, oils, resins and sludge. Some of the compounds processed by the kidneys include, lactic acid, uric acid, various proteins, sugars, salts, excess calcium, potassium and ketones.
When these products / by products cannot be fully flushed from the body, the body is forced to uncomfortably store them. Healthy kidneys will utilize between 64 to 128 ounces of fluid a day cleansing your system.
Due to their importance in keeping us healthy, the Chinese call the kidneys "The Master Organ." Since all of our organs run on fluid, the kidneys regulate every organ of our body.
Your Kidneys: The Master Organ Of Life
The kidneys regulate your entire system including: the bladder, blood pressure, ovaries, estrogen, period cramps, testicles, testosterone, sperm production, uterus, prostate, sex drive, pancreas, spleen, lymphatic system, heart, ligaments, ears, scalp, right / left low back, upper back, left; shoulder, pectoral, trapezes, elbow; both calves, thighs, biceps, triceps, forearms, wrists, knees, ankles, your spine, all fingers and toes.
The only areas not regulated by the kidneys are your right shoulder, right pectoral and right trapezes, all monitored by your liver. Your right elbow represents your stomach.
There is never a kidney problem that does not include a liver problem. The two organs work hand and glove together. Always address them at the same time.
Do Your Kidneys Need Help?
1) Low back pain, stiffness or soreness?
2) Tire quickly or sleepy from 3-7 P.M.?
3) Left shoulder pain, stiffness or soreness?
4) Sore ankles, calves or feet?
5) Rough periods or low sex drive?
6) Bladder infections & frequent urination?
7) Tinnitus, vertigo or high blood pressure?
8) Puffy, red or dark circles under the eyes?
9) Clear shapes in your field of vision?
10) Weak nails that chip or break?
11) Sore, tingling or numb muscles?
12) Thyroid or lymphatic issues?
13) Swollen, stiff or sore wrists, knees or joints?
14) Scalp irritations or thinning hair?
15) Weak or sore left side of your body?
16) Spleen, pancreatic or weight issues?
17) History of kidney issues or kidney stones?
18) Reproductive health issues?
Count your YES answers and see below.
0-1 May not be an issue yet.
2-3 A slight problem that can be improved.
4-6 Chronic, may continue to worsen.
7 + Severe, help is needed now.
The Kidneys Hate:
Salts and excess sodium
Fried foods and processed fats
Sugar and Chocolate
Chemicals / drugs of all types
Lack of sleep
Your Kidneys Need :
A healthy Liver
There are several ways you can contact us for more information about any of our services or products:
Call us at 765.453.3828 or stop by the office at 1823 S. Dogwood or visit our website at www.naturesbestnews.com
Please note our regular hours are as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 10 - 6 and Friday: 9 - 2
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We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous New Year!
Dr. Tom & Dr. Laurie