This spice can add flavor and health benefits to your dish

Fresh and ground ginger root spice on wooden tableHave you ever reached for a ginger ale when your stomach felt sick? If so, it may be no surprise to you that ginger can have some satisfying health benefits. The root of the plant is actually what you ingest. It’s used to not only flavor beverages like ginger ale, but also to spice up dishes, and even to clean your palette after eating sushi. But ginger is so much more than this! It has some awesome properties that make it a great addition to your “first aid kit.”

Ginger can help relieve various types of pains. It’s been shown not only to help stomachaches and motion sickness, but also to ail other issues. You may find it helps with diarrhea, gas, and menstrual cramps. Ginger has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties, making it helpful for pain from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It eases general joint and muscle pain. It may even help with a migraine or headache.

Ginger is such a big deal that it’s been said to possibly “improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s Disease.” There’s a substance in fresh ginger, called Gingerole, that may even help reduce your chance of infections. Raw ginger has even been shown to have possible anti-cancer properties.

Ginger is easy to add into to a diet plan. It can be found in various forms, including pickled, powder, supplements, and hot teas. Grated ginger can also be added to soups and stir fries.

But, as with anything, you want to be careful. It’s always a good idea to talk about supplements with your doctor. Ginger can interfere with some medication, can raise insulin, and can act as a blood thinner. Check with your doctor regarding the safety of using it during pregnancy and if you have certain health issues. Keep in mind, a lower dose is usually recommended. In a day, the typical amount is 4 grams or less.

Once you’re approved to add this supplement to your diet, consider giving it a try. Add flavor and health benefits to your palette.

Functional medicine is a complement rather than a replacement

83184611_MWhile functional medicine has been slowly becoming part of the mainstream medical scene, many people are still quite unaware of what it actually is. Unfortunately, many people still consider functional medicine to be a “new age” or “hippie-style” method that flies in the face of modern medical science.

Yet, this view couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding what functional medicine does and stands for, which is why we wanted to take a moment to address them.

Functional Medicine Is Only An Alternative

The term “alternative medicine” is generally burdened by ingrained preconceived notions of yogi poses and strange herbal concoctions, which, while they may fall under the genre of alternative medicine, do not comprise alternative medicine.

In fact, these days, many functional medicine providers are also credentialed, trained, and experienced medical doctors. Functional medicine is designed to look at the body and illness as a whole, and not relying only on treating the symptoms. In this way, it is a positive complement to traditional Western medicine.

Science Does Not Back Functional Medicine

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal themselves, which has been proven time and time again in countless research papers and scholarly articles. This is something you can see with your own eyes.

Functional medicine works in harmony with your body’s natural disease-fighting abilities and is both rooted in scientific principles and utilizes some of the same advanced diagnostic tests that conventional doctors use. One of the general themes that have become popular in mainstream awareness includes diet and gut-health. Encouraging good gut-health is becoming an idea that all holistic and traditional approaches are identifying as an important element in overall health for any individual and chronic health issue.

The Final Word

The fact is, you can absolutely trust a credible practitioner of functional medicine to work with you and your current medical doctor rather than against you and your doctor.

By addressing your body’s needs from a holistic approach, assessing your bodies systems as interconnected and not independent, functional medicine acts as an effective complement to traditional Western approaches.

gluten and autoimmunity class

Gluten and Autoimmunity Class


Tuesday, AUGUST 29 AT 6:30PM to 8:30 PM
Gluten and Autoimmunity FREE Class! Learn everything you want to know about gluten and it’s role in autoimmune conditions, inflammation and chronic disease. Learn about the non-gastrointestinal symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity such as neurological disorders, mood disorders, IBS and the many ways gluten can contribute to your risk and occurrence of autoimmune disorders.  

Gluten and Autoimmunity Class Learning Objectives:

  • Non-digestive symptoms of Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
  • Current research into the instigating conditions that appear in all autoimmune conditions
  • How leaky gut contributes to autoimmunity
  • How to heal the gut
  • Where gluten is hiding in your food and more
  • How gluten and autoimmunity go hand in hand
Seating is LIMITED! Call 972-930-0260 or email to reserve your spot.
About Betty:

Betty Murray, MNS, CN, IFMCP is a Certified Nutritionist & Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine, founder of the Dallas-based functional medicine clinic Living Well Dallas as well as the CEO of Minerva Medical Consulting, a business coaching firm that teaches doctors and other health professionals how to put functional medicine into practice.  She is also Executive Director of the the Functional Medicine Association of North Texas, at 501C6 non-profit organization that brings functional medicine education to North Texas.

A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutrition, natural supplementation and lifestyle modification to address some of the most complex health concerns facing people today: autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, methylation issues and complex health problems.  

You can find her book “Cleanse: Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit” on Amazon here.

Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest; I’d love to hear from you!

Want more? Click here to get your free ‘Top 10 Secrets Why You Can’t Lose Weight’ and discover the real reasons you can’t lose weight and what to do about it.


gluten and autoimmunity class

Gluten and Autoimmune Class

Gluten and Autoimmune Class

with Betty Murray, CN, IFMCP, CHC – Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine and Education Leader for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas for an informative in-depth discussion about going gluten free from what is happening in your body to how to detect gluten in foods.

Learn How Gluten and Autoimmunity may be the solution you are looking for.  Get In-depth Answers to Your Burning Questions about Gluten, Celiac and Gluten Intolerance. What is the difference between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance? What ingredients do I need to look for to be safe? How do we become sensitive to gluten? Should I consider going gluten free?

Gluten and Autoimmunity Key Points

• What is the concern with gluten and autoimmune diseases
• How does your digestive tract repair and what can you do about it
• How to test for gluten intolerance and other sensitivities
• Get complete names and labels for gluten in manufactured foods, cosmetics and care products

Gluten and Autoimmunity Class FREE! Learn everything you want to know about gluten and autoimmunity. Learn about the non-gastrointestinal symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity such as neurological disorders, mood disorders, IBS and the many ways gluten can contribute to your risk and occurrence of autoimmune disorders.

Ignite Your Life! Life-mapping “mini” sessions with Jenny Bair, MHE

Ignite Your Life! Life-mapping “mini” sessions with Jenny Bair, MHE

Wellness Wednesdays – 30 minute sessions ($85.00)

Focus on one challenge that you’re facing that is bugging and you need creative solutions to move forward. Great content for these sessions is related to goal setting, idea brainstorm, stuck cycle of thinking or acting, organizing your thoughts and pretty much whatever you show up. We’ll discuss, you’ll draw it out, talk it out and we’ll together get you to the other side with potential solutions to try on for size to see if they’re right for you. We’ll discuss how to move forward beyond this one challenge in a way that makes sense for you based on your time, your lifestyle, your budget and end goals.

Be Free! Essential Oil Therapy Rollerballs made by Jenny Bair, MHE

$15.00 a rollerball on Wednesdays (valued at $20+ a re-usable & re-fillable blue glass rollerball)

These are custom made blends to soothe or brighten the mind, focus and help with deep sleep for adults (dosage for adults – not for children).  The carrier oils are apricot, fractionated coconut and olive oil. The rollerball will last from 3 – 6 months depending on how much you use it.  It’s recommended to use as needed or every 2-3 hours behind the ears, back of neck or arch of each foot.  It will take 1-2 days to pick up your blend at LWD. You can choose from these blends which are made with DōTERRA essential oils:

-“Daily Up Blend”: for daytime relief from anxious feelings with a sense of grounding

-“Daily Motivate Blend”: for helping to increase motivation, energy and immunity for during the day

-“Ladies Cup of Tea Blend”: a lovely, grounding blend for day and evening or apply as a healthy perfume

-“Allergy Relief Blend”: the allergy trio blend to decrease airborne allergy symptoms with regular use

-“Nightie-Night Blend”: a blend for your bedtime sleep routine; apply up to 30 minutes or right before bed

Order yours today any day of the week but save $5.00+ a rollerball when you order on Wellness Wednesdays by calling our office at 972-930-0260.


March Supplement Special I Save 10%

March Supplement Special  I  Save 10%

D-Hist by Ortho Molecular Products 

$40.60 (120 count capsules) + 10% off in March when mentioning this Promo


 What is D-Hist?


Quercetin has strong antioxidant activity and has been shown to support immune health by mediating the release of inflammatory compounds including leukotrienes and prostaglandins. Quercetin is known for its ability to stabilize mast cells, diminishing the release of histamine, the compound known to cause hypersensitivity reactions during seasonal changes.

Stinging Nettles Leaf Extract

Stinging nettles leaf is a plant that has been shown to balance immune response, specifically in the airways and nasal passages. Studies have shown that the extract of stinging nettles leaf balances a variety of inflammatory activities that affect respiratory health.


Bromelain is a plant enzyme naturally found on the stem and fruit of the pineapple plant. Bromelain is a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme that aids in in the breakdown of large protein complexes, including antigenic compounds, and has been shown to enhance the absorption of quercetin. Bromelain has been shown to reduce circulating allergenic protein complexes associated with hyper-immune sensitivity and seasonal discomfort.

N-Acetyl Cysteine

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid precursor to one of the most important antioxidants in the body, glutathione. Both glutathione and NAC help reduce the viscosity of the mucus allowing for clearing of the airways and improved respiratory health. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C cannot be synthesized by humans and is therefore an essential nutrient that must be consumed in the diet. Among its numerous health-promoting properties, vitamin C is an essential vitamin that supports the immune system and is also a potent antioxidant. When the body is under a significant amount of stress, vitamin C is excreted rapidly. Vitamin C has many immune boosting properties, but is distinctively beneficial for individuals with seasonal discomfort because of its ability to deactivate histamine.

Natural D-Hist is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes and botanicals designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine. The powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.

It is commonly used for:
Supporting Immune Balance in Hypersensitive Individuals
Supporting Sinus and Respiratory Health
Promoting Normal Viscosity of Mucus
Clearing Nasal Passages


March Product Savings | Save $1, $2 or $3.00 off DōTERRA Products in our store


Save $1.00 off one product, $2.00 off two products and $3.00 off three of these DōTERRA products in the month of March (so that’s 1.00 off a product)


Aromatouch Essential Oil for massage and stress relief

Aromatouch Oil


DōTERRA Deodorant

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Peppermint Essential Oil



Lavender Essential Oil



Lemon Essential Oil



Cassia Essential Oil



If you want to order something not found here: then you can order at:


order more DōTERRA products here or call the office

Body Composition Analysis (BCA) With Celia Naples, CHHC

Lifestyle Assessment Mini Package –  Body Composition Analysis (BCA) and Identi – T Stress Assessment and one hour coaching session with Celia Naples, CHHC 

Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your body? Do you rely on a scale to tell you? Weight is only a very small part of the story

Body Composition Analysis gives us a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of what’s happening inside the body.

  • What is the ratio of extra cellular water & intercellular water?
  • Are your cells allowing nutrients and water to get in?
  • How are your cells handling insulin?

All these factors are instrumental in overall health permanent and weight loss.

The BCA is especially important for those looking to lose inches and weight because the scale doesn’t reflect the truth of what is happening inside. Armed with this information you have a much better chance of taking inches off and keeping them off.

Identi – T Stress Assessment

Do you know that stress plays a huge roll in overall health and the inability to lose weight? It’s true stress causes release of the hormone cortisol which in turn causes the release of insulin creating a cascade of metabolic problems.

We don’t always recognize how stressed we are until we see it in black and white.

The Identi – T Stress Assessment gives us a detailed analysis of where stress impacts you the most along with suggestions on how to deal with it. The end result is stress relief, improved health, weight reduction and inch loss.

One Hour Coaching Session

A health coach’s job is to both bring out your innate ability to know what’s best for you and empower you to do it. Most people know – or believe they know – what they should do. They just don’t do it. That’s why they need a coach. As a coach, Celia is an accountability partner, a sounding board, a resource and ultimately your most ardent cheerleader.

The are also many people who do not know what to do, where to start or how to change their habits. Celia creates a roadmap that is easy to follow. From the practical things like how to eat healthy in the midst of a busy life to the esoteric like finding time to connect to your deeper self. It’s all about logistics, planning and implantation with baby steps.

Lifestyle Assessment Mini Package regular price is $200 Wellness Wednesday $59

Read about Celia:

NEW! Come Sample Our Devices!

We have a new area where we are offering our LED devices for your experience.  It’s in our Supplement Store at LWD.  It’s easy enough.  Just try them out on your own at your next visit.  Or you can call 972-930-0260 for an appointment. Brenda will hook you up at no cost and explain the benefits and how to use them.

We have these LED devices to try:

  • Neuropathy boot (pain, tingling, numbness in legs/feet)
  • Rally Back wrap (low back pain)
  • BrainTap headset (700+ listening programs plus LED lights over eyes/ear
  • New Head Harness for Migraine, Concussion, Auto-Immune, Cognitive ability and other brain issues

Read more about Brenda here:



Wellness Events Begin Monday March 13!

For you, your friends and your honey are all welcome to experience these special experiences to help you get back to yourself in all areas of your life in an inventive, creative, healing way. 

Magical Marriage & Relationship Mondays

Do you desire more meaning, connection, intimacy & separation of household chores/organization in your relationship?  Then, please feel free to take the time for you, your honey, and the health of your household by exploring deeplove. deeplove and SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts & Re-marriage) are both in the form of assessments taken by the couple, books with homework and individual couple coaching sessions. Jenny Bair, MHE, has several packages to help you and your love make your heart’s desires happen. It’s best to start with a 15-minute phone consult and she guide you to the best option for you or you and your love.  All sessions can be done in person, via phone or zoom. So, set up your phone consult today by calling 972-930-0260.  So, when you sign up for any sessions or packages on a Magical Monday; you’ll receive a special gift of a “Spicy Passion” essential oil blend made by Jenny.  She offers day and evening appointments on Magical Mondays for your convenience. These services are best for the serious daters, pre-engaged, engaged and married couples.

 Read more about Jenny’s marriage coaching services here:


Total Immersion Education Tuesdays

We set aside free or very reasonable educational events with all of the providers at Living Well Health and Wellness on Tuesday evenings.  So, stay tuned with the newsletter and our social media to see what the latest and greatest topics and speakers will be offering you. 

Wellness Wednesdays 

Several practitioners are offering special rates on popular services for Wellness Wednesday. This is a chance to experience something new!  We encourage you to take time for your personal well-being every day at Living Well. Wellness Wednesdays makes that easy.  We look forward to seeing you make time for yourself, body, mind and spirit.