Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back To Wellness

What does wellness mean in our world today? In our Nation? We have all been raised to believe that Pharmaceuticals will heal us and help our bodies. But we now know that that is not the case.

Pharmaceuticals, taken the way prescribed, are the 3rd leading cause of death in our nation. WOW! And yet, we continue to take them. I do believe that there is a time and a place for some of them. But many of them, if not most of them, cause other issues in our bodies.

So how do we help our bodies get healthy? Our food stuff don't have all the nutrients they did even 50 years ago. A woman eating two peaches 50 years ago could get her vitamin A requirements for the day. Today you would have to eat 52 peaches to get the daily requirement of vitamin A. That is only an example of one food, most of them are the same.

So again, "How?" How do we FEED our bodies to get and stay healthy when the food we have available isn't feeding our cells? With nutrients made with Real Food Technology.

Our cells need the right food to function properly, and communicate intelligently with all of your body. Without the 8 glycos. our cells can not do that.

Now through June 10, you can schedule a FREE wellness consultation to talk about how you can gain health and wellness for you and your cells.

A vitamin is not just a vitamin. Most are just man made chemicals. Your body does not recognize those. The supplements that I will talk with you about are Real Food and will FEED your CELLS the food that they need to function for you at a rate of about 80 - 99%. Most of the vitamins you will find, your body will only absorb, at best, 10%.

If you want to get healthy, don't just take another pill. Take a pill or powder that actually is JUST food for your cells, that you body will recognize and take in.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The importance of Vitamin D - by Kim Watson

Here in bayou country, spring is bursting out all over. I hope your spirits are rising along with all the new life. This newsletter is a review on something we've been hearing about more and more of late. Vitamin D is news. Pay attention!
To your health

Vitamin D – Do It Now

If you haven’t yet begun to take a Vitamin D supplement, now is the time! It is a simple thing to add to your regimen and isn’t very expensive.

You will have noticed any number of newspaper and magazine articles about Vitamin D in the past few years. Have you read Chapter 6 in my book You Can Feel Great yet? I go into some detail on sunshine and Vitamin D. Go back and take a look. Your doctor may also be encouraging you to begin taking Vitamin D supplements.

The research is compelling - widespread Vitamin D deficiencies have led to greater numbers of children and adults with bone health problems, cancers, heart disease, and more. Vitamin D supports calcium uptake, immune health, blood sugar regulation and blood pressure regulation. Click here for a long list of references for published Vitamin D research.

Here is some guidance as you think about taking Vitamin D3:

Take Vitamin D3 capsules
D3 (cholecalciferol) is the form our body manufactures when we expose our skin to sunlight. D2 (ergocalciferol) is a form not natural to our body and is not taken up as efficiently, yet it is often added to our foods and some supplements. Not the best!

Choose capsules rather than tablet form Vit D, since they are purer and more readily absorbed by your stomach.

Take Enough
While there is still debate about how much is enough, there is growing consensus that 2000 IU daily is a good amount for adults. The longstanding recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D, now believed to be very inadequate, is 200-400 IU daily. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recommended 4000 IU per day (Vieth R. Am J Clin Nutr 1999 69 :842-56.) The researcher established that when exposed to sunshine our skin normally produces around 10,000 IU per day and toxicity to Vit D has only been measured and published at levels of 40,000 IU/day.

What About Vit D from Food?
You cannot get enough Vit D from your food. Even foods naturally high in Vitamin D like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines have only a small percentage of what we need.

Test your levels
The next time you have lab work done, ask to have your Vitamin D level tested with the 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. Without it, you are flying blind. Measuring over time is a good idea. You may need a higher intake for some time until you get your levels up to normal. A healthy blood level for Vitamin D is considered to be 55-60 ng/ml.

Which brand to choose?
All brands aren’t the same. It is important to find a company that guarantees the quality of its raw materials and final products. Does it establish the potency of all its raw materials and standardize its ingredients? You want products made according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Only one brand I am aware of has done clinical trials with its calcium/vitamin D supplements regarding bone density and fared very well. I am not associated with AlgaeCal but it has been recommended by Dr Gil Kaats, who has done lots of 3rd party research and knows a good company when he studies their clinical results. Click here for the AlgaeCall testimony page – measurable results for many people! (If you want to know more about AlgaeCal products you can call Julie Marshall at HealthTech, Tel 210.824.4200 or e-mail

Get out in the sun too!
Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. Make time to enjoy the outdoors, expose your skin and know you are doing yourself a favor (as long as you aren't getting sunburned). But don’t fool yourself into thinking you are getting enough Vit D - it is likely you aren't. Unless you are spending 5 – 10 minutes in the sun with lots of body exposure between the hours of 11am and 2pm three to four times weekly – you aren’t coming near to making enough Vit D through your skin.

If you are older, you also have diminished capacity to synthesize vitamin D from sunlight. And if you use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and sun damage, an SPF factor of 8 reduces production of vitamin D by 95%.

I carry Vitamin D at Sole Haven Wellness Center - $18 for a 3 month supply.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nearly Complete

There are small details that need to be completed, but I can now see clients in my new space.

It is a beautiful and relaxing space. Thank you to my wonderful husband who lovingly put many hours into creating this space.

For a time there will be a hold on use of the Far Infared Sauna. So for those of you who love it, I am sorry, but it is out of commission until further notice. Hopefully early May.