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.

 

 

 

Good Sleep is Essential for a Healthy Heart

By Betty Murray

Want to have a healthy heart? Sleep.

Regular exercise, a healthy diet, limited alcohol consumption and not smoking are four keys to a healthy heart. But there is mounting evidence that getting enough sleep boosts the benefits of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Researchers from the Netherlands published their findings from a study about sleep and heart health last year in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

Sleep “should be mentioned as an additional way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said principal investigator Monique Verschuren, of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. “The evidence is certainly growing that sleep should be added to our list of CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk factors.”

Obesity and high blood pressure are two risk factors for heart disease, and poor sleep has been linked to both. Another study suggest a link between sleep and preventing type 2 diabetes, also a risk factor for heart disease.

In addition to sleep boosting the benefits of a heart-healthy lifestyle, people who suffer from the sleep disorder sleep apnea may be at significantly greater risk of sudden cardiac death.

In a study published last year, researchers found that between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., sudden cardiac death occurred in 46 percent of the participants with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), compared to 21 percent of participants without OSA and 16 percent of the general population.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which muscles in the back of the throat close during sleep, blocking the airway.

Adults should get between seven and eight hours of sleep a night to receive the full benefits of a good night’s rest. If you struggle from insomnia, or exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea, such as snoring or episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep observed by another person, schedule an appointment with your physician.

There are treatments for both insomnia and sleep apnea that can improve quality and quantity of your sleep. Receiving treatment for your sleep disorder could save your life.

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.

Pumpkin Seeds: Small seeds, big health benefits


By Betty Murray

Did you know pumpkin seeds are packed full of nutritional benefits. When it’s time to carve pumpkins this year, don’t be too quick to throw away the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a delicious and nutritious snack, in fact, they are some of the most nutritious seeds we can eat.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in several nutrients, including Omega 3s, fiber, iron, magnesium and zinc, which are all essential for a healthy body. They have health benefits for both men and women. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, which helps to promote prostate and bone health in men. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help individuals with arthritis. The phytosterols found in pumpkin seeds (as well as pistachios, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds) can even help lower cholesterol.

Other ways pumpkin seeds can benefit your health:

  • Eating pumpkin seeds can help you get a good night’s sleep. They are rich in the sleep-enhancing amino acid, tryptophan, which converts to serotonin in your body and helps you sleep.
  • High in protein, which stabilizes blood sugar and helps promote weight loss.
  • Rich in magnesium, which benefits heart health.
  • High in iron, which boosts energy and production of blood.

 

Pumpkin seeds can be purchased in packaged containers year around, but who not take advantage of fresh pumpkin seeds this fall? Now is the ideal time to enjoy the flat, green seeds. If stored in an airtight container and refrigerated, the seeds you pull out of your jack-o-lantern will even stay edible for several months.

There are several ways to enjoy pumpkin seeds, but roasting them is an all-time favorite. To prepare pumpkin seeds, remove them from the pumpkin and remove any pulp on them. Let the seeds dry overnight, before roasting them in the oven. Set your oven temp to about 160 degrees, and bake for 15-20 minutes. This light roasting will help seal in the healthy oils the seeds contain.

The seeds can be eaten on their own, drizzled lightly with olive oil, or added as a crunchy topping to vegetables, salad, cereal and even cookies. There are a number of delicious pumpkin seed recipes, but one favorite recipe is spiced pumpkin seeds.

You will need:

1 ½ tablespoons of melted margarine
½ teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of garlic salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds

For complete directions to this recipe, click this link to AllRecipes.com

Carving pumpkins is always a fun, family holiday. Get the most out of your pumpkin carving by enjoying the benefits of a delicious, nutritious pumpkin seed snack.

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.