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.

 

 

 

Why are Americans so fat? 3 things you need to know about the food you eat


By Betty Murray

The majority of Americans are overweight. According to the CDC, more than 69 percent of Americans over age 20 are overweight or obese. Nearly one-third of American children and teens are overweight or obese.

What is making us so fat?

Weight gain and weight loss have traditionally been considered a matter of calories in/calories out. That is only one piece of the puzzle.

You may have found that even in cutting fast foods, watching what you eat and exercising more, you aren’t losing any weight. It is possible that our culture’s general inability to lose weight is caused by some scientific factors.

Sugar substitutes. They may not contain calories, but sugar substitutes may play a bigger role in making us fat than sugar itself. A study by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that people who drank two or more diet soft drinks a day gained five times as much weight as those who did not drink diet sodas. Sugar sweeteners can slow metabolism and may actually make you crave more sugary food.

Antibiotics and other weight-inducing drugs in food. Livestock are routinely given antibiotics and other weight-inducing drugs to fatten them up. If the antibiotics are then passed on to humans who eat meat from these livestock, it makes sense that the antibiotics would have the same effect. It is thought that antibiotics alter bacteria in the gut to make nutrient absorption more efficient, thus the explaining the weight gain.

This is not an argument for or against the use of prescription antibiotics in humans, but some researchers say an overuse of prescription antibiotics for humans may also contribute to our weight gain.

Endocrine disruptors. They are everywhere: in canned foods, microwave popcorn bags, thermal receipts that come out of A.T.M.’s, plastics, cosmetics, food packaging, pesticides, antibiotics and artificial sweeteners. These powerful chemicals can trigger hormonal changes that can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, infertility and even genital deformities. Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, reported that one study found that pregnant women who have higher levels of a common endocrine disruptor are three times more likely to have daughters who grow up to be overweight. Europe and Canada have strict regulations about endocrine disruptors, but so far, the United States has failed to control the dangerous chemicals.

Sadly, in American society today, it may be impossible to entirely avoid exposure to chemicals that make us fat, but it is possible to limit your exposure. Eat local, organic food, avoid the use of plastics — especially food storage containers and drinking cups — and don’t rely on “diet” drinks or food to help you lose weight. If you do, you may actually be doing yourself more harm than good.

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.