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:

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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.

 

 

 

Two Gut Organisms: A Destructive Co-Dependent Relationship

Balance of bacteria and organisms in your gut matters more than you may think. When the bacteria are out of balance you may experience symptoms such as bloating, cramping, gas, belching, constipation and diarrhea.

There are two types of organisms in the gut. One group is bacteria, the other is an archaea—a one-celled organism like a bacteria that also inhabits the gut. An over growth of archaea that produce methane gas causes constipation, while overgrowth of hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria causes diarrhea. Archaea can also cause gastroparesis, a condition in which the signals to the digestive system falter or slow down, thus slowing the digestive processes down.

The Vicious Cycle Inside Your Gut

If you have diarrhea-related Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth – SIBO, you are suffering from an overgrowth of hydrogen-producing bacteria in your small intestine. Bacteria produce hydrogen gas as a byproduct of carbohydrate fermentation in the gut. An overgrowth of bacteria also produces toxins that irritate the gastrointestinal lining that causes diarrhea. Most of these toxins overload the TRPV1 receptors in our gut, greatly increasing water concentration and gut movements (peristalsis) that causes diarrhea as a defensive mechanism to protect the body from the toxins and bacteria.

If you suffer from constipation, you likely have an overgrowth of archaea. Archaea in the digestive system feed off of hydrogen that other bacteria produce during the fermentation of carbohydrates in our gut. Archaea then produce methane as a byproduct of their digestion. The more fermentation and hydrogen gas that occurs in the intestines, the more methane archaea will be able to produce. Methanobrevibacter smithii seems to be the most dominant of the archaea species in the gut, compromising at least 90 percent of the archaea gut flora.

Increased hydrogen-producing bacteria and poor lactose absorption have been correlated with an overgrowth of archaea in the gut and gastroparesis (slowing of digestive activities) and constipation. Decreased migrating motor complex function (or MMC, the process by which the digestive system eliminates waste) also leads to an increase of hydrogen (feeds archaea) and methane concentrations in the gut, which causes excessive bloating. People suffering from archaea overgrowth also have significantly lower colon pH, which can help protect the bacterial overgrowth from immune elimination.

How does archaea dysbiosis further hinder MMC function to the point of chronic constipation? Serotonin (5-HT3 / 5-HT4) is one of the biggest neurotransmitters in the gut associated with regulating proper gut function. Lower amounts of serotonin in the gut leads to reduced function and chronic constipation in methane-dominant SIBO. Reduced activation of the serotonin receptors in the ileum greatly slow down both gastric emptying of the stomach, which can cause gastroparesis symptoms, and emptying of the small intestine, which can lead to SIBO.

Stopping the Cycle

Bacteria and archaea in the gut feed off of each other, so how do you stop the back and forth of bacterial or archaeal overgrowth?

Taking a probiotic while following the FODMAP diet (explained in this article) is usually the best way to maintain balance of the gut bacteria. Without testing to determine exactly what your imbalance is, take a full-spectrum probiotic. Reducing FODMAP foods takes away the food source for these bacteria. If your problems are pronounced and doing the diet does not result in symptoms, I recommend seeing a functional medicine practitioner for additional help. Once you’ve achieved balance (are no longer experiencing symptoms), often the FODMOP diet isn’t necessary, though a plant-centric with adequate protein and healthy fat such as the Paleo diet is still recommended. Regular exercise can also help to regulate the MMC function of the gut.

Betty Murray, CN, IFMCP, CHC 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 and Executive Director of the the Functional Medicine Association of North Texas. A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutrition for autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, MTHFR and weight loss.  You can find her book “Cleanse: Detox Your Body, Mind & Spirit” on Amazon here.

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“What the FODMAP?” class at Living Well 7/14

“What the FODMAP?”


Tuesday, July 14th
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Cost for class is $20, RSVP now by calling 972-930-0260
— Space is Limited! — 

Attendees will receive recipes, the How-To’s for a Gluten-Free/FODMAP living protocol, a set of the BeFree! Life Affirming Cards and a Self-Test

Join Jenny Bair as she shares “What the FODMAP?!”

No, it’s not something the young kids are saying; it’s a diet that many try when they have gone Gluten Free but still are not feeling stellar.

If you live with typical IBS symptoms, want to eat low in sugar (fructose), eat low/lactose free, lower in yeast, then this diet may be for you!

Betty Murray of Living Well has shared the science behind the diet but Jenny Bair, MHE, of Living Well Dallas is going to help you logistically get your head around it and spell out the how-to’s for the everyday living.

She’ll share her top ten list of products that she uses as go-to’s, she’ll give you a summer meal and some snack recipes to take home with you, and just give you hope for feeling better and better each day.

Jenny is an expert in how to make lasting changes in your life and she loves navigating the unseen space in between your ears to figure out how to “Work with yourself and not against yourself.”

So, get yourself and your friends to this class. You’ll leave with a refreshed sense of enthusiasm of why you make all of the efforts to live the way you do with wonderful pay-off’s.

You’ll also get to  taste test sample some of the snackie type recipes in her new “What the FODMAP?” cookbook and she will keep you entertained as she is known for her honesty, interaction and  “life stand-up comedy” rolled into her speaking and teaching.

 

Jenny Bair

Jenny Bair speaking at Gluten Intolerance Group this weekend

Jenny Bair, MHE, will be the featured speaker at the Dallas Gluten Intolerance Group this weekend.  Join her as she shares “What the FODMAP?!”

No, it’s not something the young kids are saying; it’s a diet that many try when they have gone Gluten Free but still are not feeling stellar.

If you live with typical IBS symptoms, want to eat low in sugar (fructose), eat low/lactose free, lower in yeast, then this diet may be for you!

Betty Murray of Living Well has shared the science behind the diet but Jenny Bair, MHE, of Living Well Dallas is going to help you logistically get your head around it and spell out the how-to’s for the everyday living.

She’ll share her top ten list of products that she uses as go-to’s, she’ll give you a summer meal and some snack recipes to take home with you, and just give you hope for feeling better and better each day.

Jenny is an expert in how to make lasting changes in your life and she loves navigating that unseen space in between your ears to figure out how to “Work with yourself and not against yourself.”

So, get yourself and your friends to this class. You’ll leave with a refreshed sense of enthusiasm of why you make all of the efforts to live the way you do with wonderful pay-off’s.

You’ll also get to  taste test sample some of the snackie type recipes in her new “What the FODMAP?” cookbook and she will keep you entertained as she is known for her honesty, interaction and  “life stand- up comedy” rolled into her speaking and teaching.

Jenny will speak  Saturday, May 16th from 10-11am.

Meeting Location Directions

 

Our meeting location does not yet have a physical address. Please use the following directions to find us: At the intersection of 7100 Greenville and Phoenix, turn toward the hospital, at the tee and stop sign, turn left at Fogelson Lane & follow circle to the  two story building on your right. Look for GIG signs. Free parking.

Come get your zest, spark, passion and be reminded that “Life really can be a bowl of cherries!”


     Gluten Intolerance Group<br /><br />
of Greater Dallas


About Us
The Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas is a nonprofit organization in Dallas, Texas devoted to the dissemination and sharing of information to assist those who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.dfwceliac.org.For more information about celiac disease, gluten free living or our group, please contact Rose Mary Simmons, president@dfwceliac.org or 214-632-1878.

Cold Day Chicken Spinach Tomato Soup

Cold Day Chicken-Spinach-Tomato Soup Recipe

by Jenny Bair, author of “What the FODMAP” – coming soon!

 

(If you’re not GF or FODMAP then you can use any brand you prefer)

1 can of 14.5 oz diced tomatoes no onion or garlic (Kirklands brand)

2 cans of 5 oz. of GF & FODMAP friendly Shelton’s Premium Chicken Breast

4-5 cups of chicken broth, Organic Imagine Chicken Cooking Stock Low Sodium (FODMAP – at Whole Foods)

1 handful of shredded carrots chopped or not

2 large handfuls or half a bag of baby spinach, chopped

2 T. of butter or olive oil (butter tastes better to me)

 

Put all of these in a pot on medium and then add your spices to it below.

 

Spices:

All 1/4 t.: 

GF – Thyme.

Organic French Four Spice by Spicely (Whole Foods)

Dill

Oregano

Caraway Seeds

All 1/2t.:

Regular or Smoky Paprika

Parsley

Basil

Rosemary Leaves – dried

Chaat Masala by Naivedyhya (she has a website)

All 1t.:

1 t. of Victoria Taylor’s fire roasted tomato flakes (optional)

Lots of ground pepper and salt to taste and medical restrictions

Heat all up and keep stirring over medium until you see it bubbling, then turn to low and serve hot.

You can serve with a sprinkle of lactose free sour cream, a pinch of parmesan cheese and green chives.

If you desire more flavor from spices; I always taste as a I go then start small and add 1/8 of favorite spice.

Make it with your personal preferences.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

Keep your eyes peeled…My cookbook is almost done and I’m ready to share it with you!

Also, if you need any help navigating any food allergies, the FODMAP diet or other challenging diets then please let me know and I can coach your through any lifestyle plan you’re healthcare provider has put you on.

Jenny Bair, MHE

You can contact Jenny at info@livingwelldallas.com or by

calling the office at 972-930-0260.

 

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52 WEEKS. 365 DAYS

Get the support you need in your life at your fingertips on your time frame!

 -Receive a weekly life concept to focus on with action oriented steps that you can take

 -Private Facebook Group for Food & Life Recipes (GF), Videos on weekly topic

 -Monthly coaching call with other Be Free!-er’s

 -Quarterly Mixer Events at Living Well

SCHEDULE YOUR 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION TODAY
by calling 972-930-0260 or via email at info@livingwelldallas.com

See if the BeFree! Ignite Your Life program is right for you
$399 for One Full Year or $149 for 3 months

Be Free! Program Launch – MOVED to 3/17

Be Free! Ignite Your Life-style Program Debut Info Session

MOVED to March 17th, 6:30-8pm with Jenny Bair @ Living Well Health & Wellness

This program has been brewing to fruition since 2009 and is ready now to debut just for you! This program is designed for ladies who desire accountability with a coach and other “buddies” on the same journey but still want the flexibility to pave their own path on their wellness journey (emotional, relational, physical, organizational, sexual, mental, spiritual, creativity & fun, cooking, will all be areas of focus in this program). 
On the 24th, Jenny will cover what the program entails, how it works, what you receive and how to make it work for you. This session is FREE. If you attend,  and sign up for the program at the debut session you will receive an extra gift of wellness.  You don’t have to live in Dallas to participate; the majority of the program is communicated through email, social media and phone calls. Program starts March 1st, 2015.
Below is more about the Be Free! Ignite Your Life Program –
Stay motivated 365 Days with Life Coach, Jenny Bair, MHE. She has 20 years of expertise in leading people to their A-Ha moments and the lives they want to lead. There are 52 weeks of rich life content in the Be Free! program such as: Creative Cooking, New Food/Life Recipes, Spicing up Exercise, Friend Dates, Love-Dovey Dates, New Hobbies, Accepting your Glorious-ness, Reducing Stress, Embracing your Sensuality, Power Naps, Choice & Time Management, All things Organization, Parenting & Intimacy Topics- all of the juicy life adventure material.
You’ll receive in this program: a Set of 52 cards, Weekly Action Tip E-mails with Inner Work, Monthly Q & A Coaching Calls, Quarterly Food and Life Recipes, and Mixer Events. Your bonus: you’ll get coaching help individually and as a group and have the ability to connect with others in the program. This program will involve multi-media, social media, telephone and in-person events for those that are local. You can choose what works for you. Make your desires for your health and your life a reality this year with a little love and expert guided support. Call 972-930-0260 for more information or to register for the program. You can also email info@livingwelldallas.com.

Take action to make 2015 your year. The program introductory price is $149.00 for one season/quarter which starts in March. The entire year is $399.00, savings of $48.  Use the code”Be Free!” to get your discount.

Jenny Bair

Newbie and Veteran Coaching Packages w/ Jenny Bair

Newbies Package – for those interested in Coaching:

Are you ready for Change in your life but don’t really know the steps to get there? Then, working with the Passioneer of Purpose can help you reach this goal with easy-squeezy life tools to make small changes in day to day life with huge results based on your goals and dreams.  She has worked with clients for over 20 years in the areas of life mission, cooking more, moving more, making life schedules, making the household run more smoothly, how to implement what the doctor/nutritionist ordered, developing a life mission, setting goals,or learning how to connect more deeply with yourself, your love and your family.

3-one hour sessions for $399.00 (normally $465)

10-one hour sessions for $1299.00 (normally $1550)


Quit dreaming of the life you desire; make it happen! No one ever sat their way to success.


For Coaching Veterans of Jenny’s – Need to get a fresh start in 2015?

Get the year started right for YOU by Life-mapping it all out and creating your own Life Art and A-C-T-I-O-N plan.


3 – 2.5 hour sessions to build 2015 based on your dreams and goals. Make them happen.

Special for $699.00 (normally $855.00)

 

To take advantage of any of the great deals you see here or monthly specials below then call the office at 972-930-0260 today!

Jenny Bair

FODMAP approved Creamy Potato Soup

“Not my Gramma’s; Creamy Potato Soup”

written by Jenny Bair, MHE (author of “What the FODMAP?”) 
You will first, oven roast Russian Fingerling potatoes on 325 degrees for 35 minutes with olive oil, sea salt and peppers. (You can use Yukon Gold or Red potatoes are just fine.)
Ingredients and Directions: Put all into your favorite medium size stock pot
10 Russian Fingerling or Yukon or Red potatoes – sliced in thin slices straight into 4 1/2 cups of Imagine Organic Chicken Cooking Stock Low Sodium (I can only find at Whole Foods – it has NO onion or garlic)
2 T. butter or ghee
and
1-2 T. of good olive oil
1/3 of red bell pepper sliced finely
2 small handfuls of shredded carrots then chopped finely
Spices: use Gluten Free & try the lower amount and add more if you want a more “herby” taste (add 1/4 t. at time to get the right taste for you)
-1/2- 3/4 t. rosemary
-1/2 – 3/4 t. basil
-1/2 – 3/4 t. caraway seeds
-1/4 – 1/2 t. oregano
-1/4 – 1/2 t.parsley
-1/4 – 1/2 t. cumin
-1/4 – 1/2 t. dill
Heat over medium stir and don’t let burn or boil to soften the pepper and carrots.
Then after it thoroughly cooked then let cool to put in a blender or you can use an immersion blender. Serve in bowls or mugs hot as is or with a pinch of rosemary and dill or pinch of parmesan cheese.
Optional:
-a couple splashes of Lactose Free, Organic Half and Half (also found at Whole Foods and Sprouts)
If you are having challenges or are stuck in your current eating/exercising plan than please don’t hesitate to get a nutritionist or a coach to help you get unstuck and move forward with better health in all realms.  To contact Jenny for coaching or speaking, you can call the office at 972-930-0260.
Jenny Bair

FODMAP Sweet Potato-Raisin-Chunky Chip Sugar Cookies

Sweet Potato-Raisin-Chunky Chip Sugar Cookies

Weekly Recipe created by Jenny Bair, author of “What the FODMAP?”

Semi-homemade from this mix:

Visit here for The Mix – http://www.immaculatebaking.com/product/gluten-free-sugar-cookie-mix/

The Mix plus these ingredients from box: change as listed below
Use a stick plus a 1 T. of your butter
2 T. of water instead of one
1.5 t. of Gluten Free vanilla and 1.5 t. of Gluten Free orange extract or all 3 vanilla
1/2 banana instead of egg if you choice
Then add these spices to the blend:
1/2-3/4 t. Gluten Free cinnamon
1/2-3/4 t. Gluten Free baking or apple pie spice
1/2-3/4 t. Gluten Free pumpkin pie spice
I used tiny muffin pan to make tiny cookies. If you’re on a low sugar diet limit yourself to 3 small cookies. You can also use a small scoop to make small cookies.

If you are having challenges or are stuck in your current eating/exercising plan, please don’t hesitate to get a nutritionist or a coach to help you get unstuck and move forward with better health in all realms.  To contact Jenny for coaching or speaking, you can call the office at 972-930-0260.