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Release the guilt, release the weight!We’ve all been there: you grab the extra cookie (or two), you have the second helping of pie, you go back for just “one more” nibble. Then, the guilt, the shame, and the anger at your actions sets in.  We are human. Cravings happen because things like sugar, salt, alcohol, and even fat have addictive qualities which sometimes makes resisting temptation biochemically impossible.
I’m encouraging you today to release that guilt. In turn, release stressing about future temptations before they happen too. If we have guilty, stressful, or shameful emotions surrounding food and during digestion, the stress hormones and the enzymes needed to process the food are out of balance. The brain/body connection is real. If we eat quickly, unconsciously, and overload our bellies, then top it off with emotional distress, guilt and worry, it’s a worse combination than you can imagine.
Eat slower. Chew completely. Drink more water. If you happen to over-indulge, make a point to wash your hands of it as soon as possible. Tell yourself something positive, move on, and get busy doing something healthy and productive. Quiet your mind as best as you can by meditating, praying, calling a positive friend, reading something good, taking a walk, enjoying nature, or simply turning on some good music. Throw away leftovers that you know you’ve had enough of and don’t need anymore. Out of sight, out of mind.
Stress on the brain and body can actually hold you back from losing weight. Just move on and know that you are in control, and way stronger than you think!

 

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JUST ADDED: Healthy Holiday Eating SeminarHealthy Holiday Seminar, Helping Hands, and other News

 

Join Amy and Megan at our most helpful Healthy Holiday Eating Seminar. Head into this bountiful season with less stress, and more control and balance over the endless buffets, parties and temptations!
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
54 Garden Center, Broomfield
Must register to hold your space, or call 303-466-3232 to sign up.
Lending a Helping Hand

In the spirit of giving, here’s how you can help a precious child this holiday season. We are honored to have sponsored the wonderful organization A Precious Child through the last 6 years. Please consider donating toys/gifts at our clinic in our bin, or click here to learn more about how to help.

 

Boost your Immunity (no flu shot necessary)Healthy Holiday Seminar, Helping Hands, and other News

Did you know that we can minimize allergy and unwanted health symptoms with non-invasive laser treatments, and without medication?  Inflammation, poor diet, stress, dehydration, and overall imbalance in the body and pH cause viruses and bacterial infections (including flu) to come on more readily and more severely. Our laser along with minimal supplements can help you and your family avoid the seasonal sicknesses going around altogether!
Living Well Immunity Boost Special:  3 immune-boosting laser treatments, one-hour nutrition consult, and 2 immune boosting supplements at more than HALF-off for only $118 total (over $300 normally).
Must book nutrition consult and first laser treatment together by calling 303-466-3232before Dec. 1st.
Boost your BodyHealthy Holiday Seminar, Helping Hands, and other News
Beat that holiday weight gain before the holidays commence!
Whether you have an extra 5 or 50 pounds to lose, we can help.
Take advantage of our one-hour nutrition evaluation, plus a one-hour skin-tightening, detoxifying body wrap for only $89 ($215 value).
Need a quick clean-up to help cut cravings? Our 10-day detox complete with real-food menu, supplements, and instructions is available for $149.

 Click here for more info on Decompression and Laser can help you!

Turning a New LeafIt’s a season of change, of transformation. As I watch leaves change color almost before my eyes, and the sun shift from burning bright and high in the sky, to a bit lower and dimmer, I feel a sense of renewal and hope. Autumn has been one of my favorite seasons ever since we left Texas and moved to Colorado Labor Day weekend 18 years ago. Although Dallas had some gorgeous mild, nice days during fall months, it was not comparable to the crisp, clean and cool air, along with the radiant colors of a Colorado fall.  Maybe it’s the richness of the warm oranges, reds and golds, or the comfort of the smells of cinnamon, pumpkin and spice, that wraps me up in a reassuring hug. I always gain a sense of motivation, energy and zest– to try something new– to transform myself in a sense, at this turning season.

This fall, what will be your “new leaf”?  Our cells in our body regenerate constantly, getting a “fresh start”. Are you resistant to change even though you know there is an area of your life begging for renewal or growth? How can you transform, this changing season, in preparation for shorter and colder days? Maybe it’s time for your body to “burst” with new colors, storing energy for the coming holiday hustle-bustle.

Consider the following simple (some more challenging than others) ways to experience transformation and rejuvenation in your life. I would love to hear how your journey of change comes along… Meanwhile, enjoy that crunch of leaves beneath your feet, that crisp brilliant sky, and embrace a new path to a healthier and renewed you!

5 Ways to Embrace Change, Transformation and Renewal:Living Well Nutrition Fall Tips

* Consider a cleanse
 Your liver and digestive tract work very hard each day to break down nutrients for use in your body. If you haven’t given your body a break, and feel weighted down, fatigued, foggy…chances are you need a clean-up! Ask us about our 10 and 20 day rejuvenation programs that healthfully detox the liver and support healthy metabolism.

Cleansing from poor eating habits is key; but you can also “cleanse” or “detox” from negative energy, people, the newscast, loud music, bad habits, graphic or violent TV, TV altogether, etc.

* Walk a new path
Is your exercise routine stale and boring? Maybe it’s time to try a new path of activity. If you’re an avid runner, take a day off for yoga. If you do yoga 4 days a week but no cardio, get a walking group together and pick a time each week for an hour long hike. Try something new and fresh to move your body in a different way. Maybe it’s time to try that intro Pure Barre class you’ve been putting off? 

* De-Clutter Your Environment
Tidying up and reorganizing your living or work space can not only be detoxifying and productive–it can be empowering! Choose a morning to simply clean out some kitchen cupboards, or a closet full of old clothes. Maybe it’s time for a thorough garage sweep? Just cleaning out your inbox on your desk (or in your email!) can be very therapeutic. After you’ve de-cluttered, donate your used items to a good cause or friend.

 * Choose something new
When we’ve been in a rut of the same rat-race: carpools, paying bills, watching the same TV shows, hanging around the same people all the time, we can become “stuck” without realizing it. Challenge yourself to dive into an interest you’ve put on the back burner–it doesn’t have to be a huge expensive hobby, but just picking up an online class, or one day at painting, or reading a new book, can really rejuvenate your brain and health.

 * Commit to a new beginning
How we spend the first few minutes of each day can set the mood and energy for the rest of the hours. Consider a new prayer, meditation, or mantra before your feet hit the ground. 60 seconds in gratitude, counting your blessings, and then another 60 seconds setting an intention for the day could be a wonderful way to be more centered, focused, and less stressed before you’re up and out the door. Also trying to avoid technology (news programs, emails, texting, social media) first thing in the morning can be extremely transforming. Instead, get ready in silence, or with music you enjoy; and of course, a nutrient-dense breakfast! The more “rushed” and “loud” we are first thing sets a tone for a chaotic day.

Refer-a-FriendHelp us help others! Be rewarded for Living Well this season.
To thank you for spreading the word about what we do at Living Well, we would like to invite you to participate in our Refer-a-Friend program, which rewards you for each new client that you refer to us between now and December 1, 2014.
1st Friend Referral:  $25 Living Well Reward
-receive credit of $25 to go toward any product or service in our clinic, once your friend completes an initial consultation with us.
2nd Friend Referral: $25 Living Well Reward PLUS 15% off one-time supplement order
-receive your $25 credit, plus 15% any order (maximum 5 products, one-time order, and may be combined with credit)
3rd Friend Referral: $25 Living Well Reward PLUS a complimentary body wrap or massage
-receive your $25 credit, plus a body wrap or massage (each are 50 min. appointments and must be booked in advance)
Thank you for helping us help others! We can’t wait to meet your friends. (Don’t forget to tell your referrals to mention your name at the time of booking so you receive prompt awards once they’ve completed their visit.) Remember, appointments must be booked prior to December 1, 2014. Your rewards expire January 1, 2015.

With Fall right around the corner and school back in session it seems like we are always rushed for dinner, it can be hard to always figure out a quick, easy and healthy dinner idea. I know I feel the same way! I am always searching for a new recipe to try. I found this one:

Easy Healthy Recipe for Whole FamilyGarlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles
“This is a simple recipe with a spicy kick for garlic lovers. It is my combination of a much loved linguine and clam sauce dish and a recent introduction to orzo pasta. I have several variations for this recipe. Add more red pepper for extra spice. Substitute the chicken for clams or shrimp. Substitute the spinach leaves for diced tomatoes. I’ve also added spices such as basil, rosemary and oregano bringing a distinct Italian flavor to the dish.”

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4 servingsChange Servings

Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins Ready In 30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown. Stir in chicken, season with salt, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo. Place spinach in the skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Found on http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Garlic-Chicken-with-Orzo-Noodles/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

6 FAT BURNING HORMONESDo you realize you have 6 FAT BURNING HORMONES that should be working for you and not against you? Attend this seminar to learn how to get your body into FAT BURNING MODE and finally lose that excess weight and keep it off!  If you are like others who have suffered with weight issues, you will leave the seminar saying, “Ah hah! Now I get it!  Now I understand why I haven’t been able to lose weight!”

This one-hour, information-packed, FREE Seminar will teach you………

  • How to Trigger Your 6 Fat Burning Hormones
  • What you need to do to get your body into FAT BURNING MODE
  • The 11 reasons people do not burn fat, and what you can do about it
  • What your body type is and why it is important to know for weight loss
  • Find out why the wrong diet will drain you of your energy
  • Why some people exercise and exercise yet can’t lose any weight
  • How to purify your body of toxins that stop the fat burning process
  • Find out why lack of energy and obesity are so closely related and exactly how to finally conquer both.
  • Learn how you can save hundreds of dollars you would normally spend on vitamins.
  • Find out how you can know if the vitamins you are taking are actually doing any good or not for the specific chemistry of your body
  • The role the liver plays in weight loss
  • Find out how to lose weight and FEEL GREAT!

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“I HAVE LOST 50 POUNDS – MY WIFE HAS LOST 45”

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“I WAS SKEPTICAL AT FIRST…BUT…YOU WERE RIGHT….I AM LOSING WEIGHT…THANK YOU ”

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This seminar covers many amazing discoveries that will help you make the changes you need to in order to finally lose the excess weight and get the body you have always deserved.

The wave of the future is combining ancient discoveries with modern technologies to get to the cause of the weight gain and health issues.

Discover a breakthrough system that will show you on a day-to-day basis if your body is in FAT BURNING mode or FAT STORING mode!   Learn exactly what you can do to switch it into fat burning mode!

Why are there so many different body shapes?  Why do some people have excess weight around the middle while others have the majority of their weight around their thighs?   Why are some people just fat all over!  Everyone is so different…..why?   There are specific reasons why different people experience different weight problems.   The solutions are different for each person. Find out what the specific solution is for you! New scientific health discoveries have uncovered the true sources of your weight issues allowing us to help you finally address and reverse them.

Don’t go another week living with the frustration of unwanted fat when the answers are here for you.   Register here now to ATTEND THE FREE WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR.   You will finally learn what you need to do to overcome your weight issues, once and for all! Register Today! 

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Water EnhancersAs humans, we are about 60% water. Water breaks down food, provides natural energy to our cells, aids in weight loss and maintenance, stimulates digestive enzymes, hydrates tissues and organs, helps the body rid toxins, and is absolutely necessary for health and survival (among countless other benefits).
As a Certified Nutrition Therapist, one of the main things I notice is the majority of my clients are very dehydrated before they work with me, and one of the chief complaints I hear in my practice (namely by the dehydrated folks) is “I don’t drink enough water because I don’t like the taste of water. What can I add to my water to make it taste good?”
My number one preference is to simply add 100% lemon juice or fresh lemon or lime to water. It’s easy, tasty, and the lemon pushes the liver and naturally aids in detoxification. However, there are many options now on the beverage shelves of water “enhancers”. Crystal Light seems to be the first of its kind, and now has quite the competition with Mio, and other enhancers. As far as store-bought flavored (and colorful) water enhancers, I implore you–stay away. The ingredients in most of the water enhancers out there include artificial sweeteners (namely aspartame and sucralose–Splenda), or sugar, artificial food colorings, propylene glycol, among other preservatives and chemicals. Although these ingredients in small amounts are “safe” for human consumption according to the FDA, I see clients suffering from stomach and digestive disorders, headaches, allergies, and other side effects linked to these artificial ingredients.
Here are a handful of ideas to make your pure water a little more “fun” and tasty, hopefully enticing you to drink more, without ingesting unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients:
In a pitcher stored in a cool place or refrigerated, or in a single-serving glass with or without ice:
1. Blackberry and Mint Cooler
* Grow or buy fresh mint in the herb section of the grocery store: use for garnish in salads or in this instance, add as many mint leaves as desired to water, along with 1/4 – 1 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries.
2. Cucumber Spa Water
* One of my favorite “spa” treats pre-and post-treatment is cucumber water. Very simple to prepare: simply have sliced cucumbers on hand and store in baggies. Add as many sliced cucumbers to water as desired. Super refreshing and clean. Use any extra cukes as puffy eye relief (placing cold cuke slices over shut eyelids for 10-20 minutes), or as a healthy yummy snack dipped in hummus or guacamole, or tossed with tomatoes and basil in a salad.
3. Mock Mojito
* A festive way to “cocktail” without the alcohol, and with hydrating health benefits:  “muddle” fresh mint in the bottom of a glass, add water, ice, sliced cucumbers, and fresh lime juice/limes. Shake and sip– delish!
4. Tropical Paradise
* For a sweeter “punch”, add frozen or fresh chunks (try to avoid canned) pineapple to water, along with any citrus fruit on hand: orange, clementine, or grapefruit. Sweet and tart!
5. Better with Berries
* Perhaps the easiest water enhancer is to simply keep frozen or fresh berries on hand– raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc. and add to water in any combination. You can even fill ice cube trays with a berry or two in each square, pouring water over, then making the ice. Once frozen, simply pop out your “berry cubes” and add to water.