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.

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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.

 

 

 

How to handle emotional eating during the holiday season

By Betty Murray

The holidays are a difficult time for many people, are they hard for you? Perhaps this holiday season will be your first without a loved one. Maybe you have to spend the holiday away from family and friends.

Whatever the reason, it isn’t uncommon for the holidays to bring about depression. Coping with your emotions during the holidays can easily lead to emotional eating.

No question about it: Food is comforting. Research shows that hormones released from the stomach influence the human brain. The foods we crave may influence that hormonal release. A recent study found that people who were stimulated with sad music and sad images and were then fed fatty foods were happier after eating.

If it isn’t kept in check, emotional eating can lead to overeating, resulting in weight gain and possibly even health complications. If you find yourself craving a chocolate when you’re feeling down, it might be best for you to indulge that craving, but don’t go overboard. Having a small piece of chocolate may stimulate your brain to reduce the sad or depressed activity, leaving you feeling happier and more energized.

But you shouldn’t allow yourself to indulge in an entire package of Oreo’s.  There is a such thing as a “healthy” comfort food. Some healthy foods will trigger similar effects in the brain, helping you to get over that slump and feel happy again (at least for a little while).

If you think you may be prone to emotional eating this holiday season, here are a few foods to eat that will help keep you both happy and healthy.

  • Salmon – The omega-3 fatty acids may have the same effect on the brain as saturated fats, and may also reduce sadness and depression.
  • Soybeans, oatmeal, shellfish, cottage cheese – These foods are rich in folic acid and B-12. Though the exact link is unknown, people who are depressed often have low levels of these vitamins in their blood.
  • Vitamin D – Vitamin D has long been thought to help relieve mood disorders. If you’re feeling down, spending time in the sun, or consuming milk, egg yolks or fish bones will increase levels of Vitamin D and will likely make you feel happier.

It may not be possible to avoid emotional eating. The key is in knowing what to eat to boost your mood without having a negative effect on your waistline or overall health.

Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is a Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor, founder of the Dallas-based integrative medical center, Wellness and founder of the Metabolic Blueprint wellness program. Betty’s nutrition counseling practice specializes in metabolic and digestive disorders and weight loss resistance. A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutritional interventions to improve their health. Betty is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.