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Self Care BIZ Tips for BIZ-Y People: A = Awareness

Are you WELL  AWARE about what is going on with your health?  Sure I know you are ultra busy doing your daily to-do list, running from meeting to meeting, dealing with interruptions, putting out fires, eating out alot at lunch meetings, not always able to make healthy food choices, managing all your emails and social media, working longer hours than is humanly possible, missing out on family time, exhausted, never getting enough sleep, super stressed out – WHEW!  How do you keep it all in perspective so you don’t overdo?  Or have you already overdone?  And yes – your health and your career could be in jeopardy!

It’s time for some perspective on how you are living your life.  It’s time for some AWARENESS so you don’t crash and burn.  Here are some tips:

A – Allow time for yourself

Put ME TIME on your calendar every day.  If it’s not on the calendar it won’t happen. Before I fill up my week I schedule time for Jazzercise 3-4 times per week and that makes it more likely it will happen.  You may have to block out time for breaks and a “lunch hour” – yes, we used to give ourselves an hour for lunch, not 10 minutes to gulp down some fast food! You can also schedule an appointment on your calendar with yourself to do whatever helps you regroup and relax for a bit.

W –Weigh your priorities

What exactly is your goal for the day and how much time do you actually need to accomplish it?  Write it down and block out your calendar at the beginning of the day so when all the other distractions occur, you can better manage them by saying NO or delegating or making time on your calendar.  There is nothing more stressful than not getting something done you need to do before you go home, and then you either go home late to get it done, or you take it home and work on it in the evening during your family time. Not a great idea.

A – Act “AS IF” your life is manageable

The great thing about your brain is it responds to what you are thinking.  That can be bad if you are thinking everything is out of control, you’re frustrated all the time, you constantly use negative language –  your body then decides to open the flood gates to release stress hormones into your system and set you up for headaches, gut aches, all kinds of aches.  On the other hand if you think life is good, business is manageable, work is joyful, and only positive words come out of your mouth all day,  your brain can also be tricked into opening the flood gates to release “feel good” hormones and then you feel good and don’t have stress-related ailments.  So if you act “AS IF” all is well, then you will be well.

R – Reconnect with your true self

Who are you really, and are you fully expressing your true self in your work and home life?  If you are not being true to yourself, your body isn’t happy and you are setting  yourself up for stress once more.  If you are managing your own business, you must have started out believing that this is what you were meant to be doing – it was your destiny.  If it hasn’t worked out that way, then either it wasn’t your destiny, or you need to do some tweeking so the business reflects positively on you and your efforts and you don’t collapse and burn in the process. Take a day off to do some reflective work on whether this business is right – and HEALTHY – for you.

E – Engage with relaxation

When you are relaxed, there is no room in your body for a busy mind, stress, anxiety or sleeplessness.  Your body is calm and at peace and in a free and healthy state.  It is what your body wants and your mind can help you achieve this.  Do 10 slow deep breaths whenever you feel the stress building to activate your parasympathetic nervous system which is designed to calm you down. You can do this anywhere! Schedule relaxation breaks throughout the day and use techniques like tapping, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization of a calming place, or get some fresh air while taking a relaxing walk outside. Relaxation helps you create true awareness of how you are doing at any given time.  And it feels great too!

N – Notice how you feel in the present moment

The present moment is all we have and yet we often don’t stop and do a quick check on how you are doing.  You can set the timer on your computer, phone or watch to ping you as a reminder that it’s time to check in with YOURSELF.  Then do a quick body scan from head to toe to see if you are experiencing any stress, muscle tension, or pain and do some slow deep breathing to release the angst.   Also note your mental state.  Are you feeling negative or positive?  If you are feeling negative, say positive things like – today is a great day, I love being here, my colleagues are so fun to be with – or write positive words like, joy, peace, happiness, love.  These techniques will shift your mental state from negativity to positivity, and once again, your body will respond with less stress hormones and more relaxation.

E – Enjoy your life

Life – Balance should be your mantra.  If stress is the order of the day at work, then relaxation should be the balancing factor when you go home at night.    We don’t always make a transition from work to home and often carry the stress home with us.  Instead, use the drive-time going home to play enjoyable music or no radio at all. Look for great sights to appreciate like nature, a cool car you admire, kids playing – notice things that bring you joy.  Get out of your work clothes when you get home and put on comfy stuff that helps you complete the process of letting go of work.  Try not to bring work home if at all possible.

S – Sleep more

Most of us are exhausted!  Too much work and not enough rest will do that every time.  Getting enough sleep is crucial for what you need the most in your business –  cognitive functioning, good decision making, managing stress hormones, preventing weight gain and gut health problems and preventing mistakes.  Placing a value on 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a challenge, but can be life-threatening if it doesn’t happen.  Add sleep to your priority list and schedule your bedtime and wake time so it has a place on your calendar.  After all, if it isn’t on the calendar it won’t happen.

S – Stay focused

A major challenge for any executive with multiple responsibilities and interruptions is to stay focused to accomplish what needs to be done. Keep as much structure in your day to stay on track.  When distractions occur, use triage thinking to minimize the impact.  Is it life threatening? Deal with it.  Can it wait? Schedule it into your calendar at your convenience.  Is it not appropriate for your attention?  Delegate it.

Hope these tips will create more awareness about how you can take back your life at work and at home.

Be Well on Your Journey

Carol

Spring Into Feeling Good Again

Spring is on the horizon and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little plump around the middle.  Even though I try to be active during the winter months, I still am less mobile and seem to rely on “comfort foods” more often.

But the sun is getting higher in the sky, and this means it’s time to start recreating my usual wellness lifestyle that I have let slide a bit.  And one of the best ways I know how is to partner up with a bunch of other people feeling the same way and doing a “Sugar Buster” program together.  After all, if it wasn’t for my addiction to sugar, I wouldn’t be eating all that sweet stuff that sabotages me every time.

Benefits

Kiss your carb and sugar cravings goodbye

Increase your energy during the day

Have more restful sleep during the night

Learn to control cravings, hunger and mood swings by balancing blood sugar

Achieve a more healthy, glowing complexion from detoxing and proper nutrition

Understand healthy eating, proper nutrition, and what supplements to take

Save money on your grocery bill with our healthy, delicious smoothies and recipe ideas

Be more productive in your home life, work and business by feeling great and maintaining focus

Build confidence with your new healthy self

Connect with other like-minded people

What you will receive

Two 45 min LIVE Coaching Calls by Dr Karen Wolfe,  Q&A Style

Direct access to your own sugar buster coach.

5 Day RESET Sugar Buster Kit (no stimulants, no hunger)

Access to the Sugar Buster Online Forum for support and to connect with other participants for ideas and motivation.

Shopping lists & recipes that you can personalize for your tastes so you know exactly what to eat that’s enjoyable and keeps you healthy.

Handouts, and tons of other resources to continue on with your health goals.

Lifetime access to Sugar Buster resources – You can repeat the program as many times as you desire.

So what do you think?  Want to join me?  Click here and tell me why you want to join in.

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I’ll give you a call and get you all signed up with the products you will need.

Deadline is March 1 and the actual 28-day program starts March 12.

Hope to hear from you soon!  Let’s do this thing!

 

 

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Your Microbiome: The Missing Link in Achieving Optimal Health
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 Want to attend?  Click below to ask for the link to this FREE Webinar with Dr. Karen Wolfe, Wellness Physician

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What is a Sugar Cleanse and Do I Need it Now?

“Cleanses” have become super popular but not everyone understands what it is and why it is important.  No, I’m not talking about cleansing something off the outside of your body.  I’m talking about doing an inside job.  So let’s explore what cleanses are all about.

The Dictionary defines cleanse this way:  to rid of impurities; to remove toxins from the body.  Body cleanses have been around for centuries.  From the Egyptians to the Romans, people have always tried to rid their bodies of toxin build up.  And today we live in a toxic soup from exposures to toxic cleaning products, toxic fabrics that touch our bodies all day long and even at night, toxic mattresses, toxic air, toxic “new car smells” (yes that is called off-gassing from chemicals used). And then there are all the toxins on food we eat, whether fresh or packaged.

But what does that have to do with doing a sugar cleanse? Did you know that sugar is toxic to the body?  Maybe it wouldn’t be if we ate less of it, but presently we consume on average, 200# of sugar per person per year.  Our ancestors consumed about 22 teaspoons per year which was fine for the body to deal with, but today we are overloaded with it to the point that our bodies respond to as a toxic substance.  And therefore sets us up for “inflammation” which is now the root cause of nearly all chronic disease.

So how did we get so overloaded with sugar?  Back in the 60’s the sugar industry was studying the effects of sugar on the body and noticed a link with heart disease, so of course stopped the study and pivoted over to high cholesterol and high fat being the culprit.  https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat

Because of this most major health organizations got on board promoting low fat diets including the healthcare system. And to help out the cause, the food industry then created a myriad of low-fat food options, which coincidently were also high carb which translates into high sugar once it breaks down in the body.  So we started a grand experiment of the worst diet for health (high carb, low fat) which has led to skyrocketing rates of obesity, Diabetes, and many other chronic diseases, which we know today are related to inflammation. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057873

So back to sugar as the culprit.  We now recognize the link between sugar and heart disease but also to cancer as well.  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1819573

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171013103623.htm

This is serious! And it is not getting any better since the food industry has upped their game with more sugary snacks on the market that are even bigger than ever.  You see it every day – giant sized candy bars, giant muffins, giant bagels, giant bags of chips, etc.  In addition if you are a label reader of food packages, you will see sugar has been added to 75% of all packaged foods.  A very subtle way to get us to like the taste of a product and so we want more and more.  Yes, most of us are addicted to sugar and can’t seem to stop.

Why can’t you stop eating sugar easily?  Because it is 8 times more addicting than cocaine.  It actually “hits” the brain at the same location as drugs which causes the release of “feel good” hormones and of course the addiction cycle continues.

So what is a person to do?  It is not easy to just stop or just cut back because of the addictive property of sugar overload.  That is where a sugar cleanse becomes useful. It is a process that allows your body to release the hold that sugar has on you by bringing your blood sugar back into control which in turn stops those incessant “carb cravings”. It changes your chemistry and gives you back the control you need to resist sugar and appreciate the taste of whole natural foods.  And they taste really good once you re-educate your palate.

Here’s what a quality sugar cleanse can do for you:

  •        reduces the load of toxins going into your body
  •        helps speed the process of removing toxins from your body by adding in cleansing foods.
  •        removes the most inflammatory foods and helps you identify foods that you don’t tolerate
  •        helps heal your gut which is one of the greatest locations for inflammation in the body.
  •        gives you tools that you can use in your everyday life after the cleanse.
  •        supplies optimal foods that fuel your body.
  •        supplies pharmaceutical grade micro-nutrients to combat free-radical buildup
  •        gives you support and holds you accountable.

What I find interesting is that the healthcare system probably won’t recommend this strategy for clearing your body from sugar addiction, probably because it doesn’t require using any drugs.  So if sugar is an issue for you, why not give a sugar cleanse a try.  Of course, beware of any sugar cleanse that is loaded with sugar!  So read the labels and make an informed choice, and then go for it.  

How might this help you with your New Year’s Resolutions?

Click below and share your ideas with me.  And if you are looking for a quality sugar cleanse, ask me about that too!

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Be well on your wellness journey!

 

Looking for a tax deduction before the end of the year?

As the year is beginning to end and tax time looms large in the near future, I just wanted to share the tax benefit of owning your own business in case you want to join our team with Dr. Christiane Northrup.

You can deduct the following:

All your start-up costs – for us it ranges from $300-$700

Business expenses like product give-aways, promotion, supplies, travel

*Also contact your tax professional for more possible deductions

 

Here’s what Sandy Botkin CPA, former IRS tax attorney says:

“Every north American taxpayer who works a full-time job and does not have a side business is probably overpaying taxes to the tune of $3000 to $9000 a year.”

So what do you think?  Is the time right for you to join us?  Please email back and we can set up a time to discuss this opportunity.  Would love to have you be a part of Dr. Northrup’s global wellness movement!

Just to refresh your memory, here are all the benefits of joining our WellPro wellness team who works in conjunction with Team Northrup.

  1. Exclusive access to WellPro International Wellness Coaching Certification* a clear and practical system to develop your coaching skills to apply directly to your Wellness Business (Priceless)
  2. The Igniting Prosperity Training – An 8-module online (self paced) course that will give you everything you need to know to activate your new wellness business. ($1500 value)
  3. Weekly WellPRO International Business Support – A weekly call with Dr. Karen Wolfe, Dr. Deb Kern and featured team leaders offering business coaching, updates and group trainings. ($500 value)
  4. Turn-Key Business System – Your own professional business management system. It’s like having a personal assistant for real time reports, progress charts & graphs, recognition and client support. (Priceless -Imagine hiring an assistant for these items!)
  5. The WellPRO International Business Workbook – Get started right with your blueprint for sustainable success. ($200 value)
  6. Exclusive membership in our WellPRO International and Team Northrup Facebook communities to connect with our incredible team, get your questions answered, and stay up-to-date on new announcements. (Priceless)
  7. The Sugar Buster Program – A Step by Step weight-loss/lifestyle program without deprivation and starvation. Learn how to increase your energy, improve your immune health, and achieve lasting lifestyle change. Shopping list, email support, recipes, stress reduction, exercise, meditation, low glycemic cooking, self-care tips and resources to continue on with your healthy lifestyle.
  8. Exclusive use of Clear The Way Program – An online program that guides your clients as they follow a specific nutritional protocol to enhance their digestion and support their body’s detoxification.
  9. A personalized, signed copy of Dr. Karen Wolfe’s book Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? + audiobook Medicine from the Inside Out ($50 value)
  10. The e-book of Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality by Dr. Karen Wolfe and Deborah Kern. At last a soulful guide to the weight issue that is long overdue. This book puts you back in the driver seat of your life. It is a guidebook for you to live a conscious and fulfilling life. ($25 value)
  11. 21 Day Online Mentor Mastermind Program – Go step by step to build your business with Dr. Karen’s simple daily action strategy. ($1000 value)
  12. Online Media Center where you get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at how the top wellness business builders in have grown their wellness businesses ($500 value)
  13. Unlimited access to our training call archives with new sessions being added weekly. ($1000 value)
  14. A free ticket to next the annual international conference when you join with the WellPRO Entrepreneurial business pack. ($450 value)
  15. Your own customizable, personal online nutrition store and customer website free for a year including your own fully integrated shopping cart. ($1540 value)
  16. A cutting edge and completely customizable business HUB with professional presentation tools, team management software, calendar, tax tracking software, and more. ($240 value)
  17. You’ll be part of The WellPRO International team, an extensive, international community of like-minded professionals dedicated to wellness in conjunction with Dr. Christiane Northrup. (Priceless)
  18. Access to the leading, highest quality nutritional products in the world from USANA Health Sciences at a 20% discount (Priceless – you can’t put a price tag on your health)
  19. Access to In-Person Mastermind Gatherings – Connect, get inspired and gather as a community of like-hearted wellness professionals. (priceless)
  20. A proven, duplicable system for growing residual income in your wellness business and improve your financial and physical health. (Priceless)

 

So what do you think about joining before December 31?  As Penny Northrup Kirk (Dr. Northrup’s sister) says:  What would your life be like in 5 years if you continue doing what you are doing right now?  Isn’t it time to take action toward creating the life you are meant to live?

Let’s talk!  When is a good time for a call before Christmas.  Let me know by clicking below.

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Be well on your wellness journey.

Thanks.  Carol

Keeping Your Loved One Alive and Well

Have you imagined what life would be like if your spouse died?  It’s only recently that I have pondered that occurrence.  I’ve been lucky enough to be married to the same man for 49 years (I still don’t believe that could be possible) but recently I have been worried about his health and what it would be like if he were not here.  Does that resonate with you?

My husband is obese, has Diabetes and is non-compliant when it comes to checking his blood sugars and following a Diabetic Diet.  And his A1C is over 8, and that really scares me.  He’s already been thru open heart surgery to fix four blockages, a stent put in two years later, and now is experiencing shortness of breath.  So back for more tests and another possible surgery. Things are happening that have me worried and I am starting to feel afraid that I could lose him.

The most frustrating part is that I know what he needs to do to improve his chances of living longer and healthier but I can’t get him to do it.  I’m sure it hasn’t been easy for him living with “Nurse Wellness” since he’s addicted to junk food and doesn’t want to change from pizza and hamburgers to whatever I have concocted that is super healthy and not loaded with sugar and grease. A definite dilemma, but it doesn’t mean that I give up trying to change him, despite knowing you can’t change anyone but yourself.

I will admit I have had to get sneaky over the years trying to trick him into adopting healthier eating habits.  For example, when I started my own wellness business with a focus on nutrition, I really learned the facts about using “food as medicine” so I was very motivated toward helping him lose weight, bring down those blood sugars and maybe get off of the many drugs he was on.  

One of the programs I had at my disposal was called a Sugar Cleanse and it was part of a weight loss program, so I thought this would be perfect for him. It consisted of replacing meals with shakes for 5 days, taking vitamins twice a day, eating nutrition bars in between meals and after 5 days he could lose 5 pounds.  But how to get him to do it?

Step one.  I knew that he had loved having milk shakes as a treat, so I suggested he might like to try one of my nutrition shakes.  And guess what – he liked it!  Step one was accomplished and he was willing to drink a shake every morning for breakfast.  

Step 2.  Getting him to take the vitamins.  He was already taking medications for his Diabetes, so what’s a few more pills?  I told him they had been giving me more energy, I felt better and was sleeping better so he decided to give them a try.  So I added them to his pill box and he took them all together without flinching.  Just a few more pills – no big deal.

Step 3.  Getting him to do the 5-day Sugar Cleanse.  Since I hadn’t tried it myself, I wanted to know what it was like so I could better support my customers about what to expect. I also knew that it helps with weight loss and blood sugar control so I asked him to do it with me and he said YES!  And he agreed to check his blood sugars during the 5 days to see if it was working.  NOTE:  I believe that even tho he originally seemed to be resistant to changing his lifestyle toward more healthy living, he really did want to get healthier but didn’t know how to proceed.  Sometimes when something comes along that sounds like it could work and is non-threatening, people jump on board.  Timing is everything!

And so the experiment began.  Day one his blood sugar was 180, and by day 5, it was 90.  He was thrilled!  And guess what – he lost 11 pounds over 5 days to my 5. Yes, men seem to lose weight faster than women – not fair!  Now he was on a roll and stayed on a modified version of the program for the next 6 months, lost over 40 pounds, got off of his blood pressure and cholesterol med and one of his Diabetes meds.  And felt a whole lot better and became a believer in eating “low glycemic” foods for weight and blood sugar control.  So being sneaky and trying to trick him into making some healthy lifestyle changes may not seem fair, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.  And in this case it worked.

But now for the rest of the story.  I wish I could say that there is a happy ending and he stayed super healthy for the rest of his days.  But truth be told, this plan worked for several years but gradually his food addiction sneaked back in with his old habits and he gained all his weight back and finally ended up taking insulin for his Diabetes.

So here we are again, back at the beginning.  However, this time we’re older and now I’m  worried that his life could be in jeopardy.  But my nature is not to give up.  Especially when I know the results he had before were spectacular and life saving.  I am also armed with success stories from other clients who use this program and are healthier and extremely grateful to have found something that works, when all the meds in the world have not helped.  Even one man was able to drop his A1C from 8 to 5 and resolved his Diabetic Neuropathy!  And again I am amazed at the power of “food as medicine”.

So rather than giving into the fear of the “inevitable” with my husband, I prefer to take the high road and become the “trickster” again and try to work my magic once more.  After all, he is worth it and the path of healthcare with all those drugs and procedures should be the “path less traveled”.  Wellness is the way to true health and longevity.

Do you have a spouse or partner who has health issues you wish you could change and how are you handling it?  Please share your stories.

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7 Practical Healing Strategies Healthcare Needs for Survival

It’s no secret that people are frustrated with the way today’s healthcare system operates with it’s lack of focus on what true healing is about.  Having just returned from another trip to Sanoviv Medical Institute and Holistic Healing Center where I take nurses for Holistic Nutrition training, it is truly a healing experience and one that every nurse should experience as a benchmark of where healthcare needs to be in the future in order to survive.  http://www.sanoviv.com/medical-programs/sanoviv-health-and-education-retreat-nurses/

Oh and did I mention, this amazing facility is located one hour from San Diego – across the border into Mexico.  That’s why they can use other healing modalities we are not allowed to use in the U.S. with proven results of success.  They still treat patients with major chronic degenerative diseases in traditional ways (like stage 4 cancer when the patient has been written off by our system), but they also offer a functional medicine approach that focuses on the whole body, mind and spirit in consultation with physicians, nurses, chiropractors, nutritionists, dentists, psychologists, and spa therapists.  A true patient-centered approach that leads no stone unturned.  www.functionalmedicine.org

Unlike my latest experience with a traditional medical consult for my husband who will soon be undergoing a cardiac catheterization with the possible placement of a stent, all the nurse and physician were interested in doing was “telling” us what was going to happen next, as opposed to investigating all about his lifestyle and what factors might impact him now and in the future related to this situation.  Once again I was aware that he was only having his heart treated, and not his whole being.

So my latest trip to Sanoviv reminded me of simple strategies that we could all start implementing with the end result of helping others achieve true healing instead of just getting body parts fixed.  Here are some ideas for you to consider.  Of course it would be great if you could actually implement all of these things for the benefit of our patients in one fell swoop.  But realistically, if you would make a commitment to start the process of taking one small step in a healing direction, that could start the ball rolling or even just begin the conversation – that would be great progress.

Remove toxins from the environment.

Our bodies are overloaded with toxins and we are exposed to more and more in great amounts every day.  Here is one example.  Consider how much hand sanitizers are being used in most businesses to the point where people are afraid of germs and getting addicted to using them constantly. Many hand sanitizers expose you to potentially harmful chemicals and may compromise your long-term immunity.  Take home message – just like we learned in school – wash your hands with soap and water.  https://www.ewg.org/research/healthy-home-tips/tip-5-wash-those-hands-avoid-triclosan#.Wg4ihkqnFPY

Use organic cotton clothing washed in toxin-free cleaning solutions.

Think about how much of the time your skin is in contact with clothing, pajamas, sheets.  If fabric smells like something, it is probably tainted by chemicals used in detergents, and those chemicals pass into your body thru your skin.  Find out what products are being used to clean fabrics in the hospital and in your home and change it to something toxin free.  https://www.ewg.org/guides/categories/9-Laundry?grade=a#.Wg4huUqnFPY

Encourage positivity

Use a positive tone and use positive words when conversing with patients and co-workers. Make sure TV programs being shown convey a pleasant feeling. At Sanoviv, prior to surgery, patients attend a laughter yoga class. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

http://www.sanoviv.com/healing-through-laughter-yoga/

Serve healthy whole food

Food is medicine.  Everyone at Sanoviv eats food that is mostly plant-based and organic at a ratio of half raw and half cooked. They have an organic garden to grow their own food, and when they can’t get everything they need,  they carefully select produce from other trusted sources. They also protect from potentially harmful pathogens by cleansing produce in a colloidal silver fruit and vegetable wash.

http://www.sanoviv.com/food-at-sanoviv/

Provide communal dining

At Sanoviv all patients (except those too ill to join in) and guests eat together in a common dining room to provide socialization, positive support, and to feel more human and not so isolated as we do with patients.  Negative conversation is discouraged.  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/14/health-benefits-eating-together/

Create a calm environment

At Sanoviv, soothing music is provided throughout the facility which has a calming effect during treatments and meals. Gentle chimes are used to wake up in the morning.  A quiet room is available in view of the ocean providing total silence while patients recline with multiple pillows positioning them comfortably.

http://www.nextavenue.org/benefits-quiet-body-mind-and-spirit/

Bring in nature as much as possible

Patients receiving IV’s are in recliners and outside on the deck overlooking the ocean and listening to the ocean waves. Walking barefoot in the soft grass (Earthing) is encouraged to release any buildup of the negative effects of all the technology we are exposed to from EMF.  (Electromagnetic frequencies).  Multiple healing pools outside are used for natural detoxification and water exercise.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60632/11-scientific-reasons-why-being-nature-relaxing

Hopefully these healing strategies give you “food for thought” and may inspire you to take positive action toward small steps that can improve and heal our broken healthcare system.  Click below to share your insights and experiences, especially what you see already working!

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Sanoviv Wellness and Education Retreat

I just want to remind you of my next wellness retreat at Sanoviv Medical Institute –  and YOU’RE INVITED!

Sanoviv Health & Education Retreat
November 4-9, 2017

CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE

13.66 nursing contact hours from American Holistic Nurses Association

13.5 category I CHECHS for health educators

We only have 3 slots available so please reserve your spot asap if you’d like to join us. Sanoviv gives my group a great discount, too!

Deadline to make your $500 deposit is September 29

This retreat is all-inclusive including your ocean-view room, all delicious organic meals & snacks, spa, massage, facial, reflexology, all sessions, and transport to and from the San Diego airport. Your only other expense will be your airfare. You can also add on extra services at Sanoviv’s hospital or beautiful spa if you’d like.

You will be pampered at the detox spa, fed incredible gourmet healthy food, receive daily nutrition & health classes, and be filled up with nourishing connections.

Price for the retreat is $1997 for single and $1797 for double occupancy (normally $3800)—we are encouraging people to share rooms as there are fewer available this time so more people can come 🙂 So, do the double if that’s ok with you. The rooms are big and you’ll have your own bed.

Here are the full details:

Delicious organic meals prepared by expert chefs, spa treatments, cooking classes, pool time, wellness classes and in-person sessions with me will leave you feeling like an entirely new person by the time you leave.

You will also attend daily nutrition lectures to receive your Sanoviv Nutrition Advisor Certificate. This is a self-care retreat and educational seminar all wrapped into one. SANOVIV HEALTH & EDUCATION RETREAT November 4-9, 2017 ALL-INCLUSIVE, $1997 SINGLE OCCUPANCY, $1797 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (NORMALLY $3800)

Sanoviv is a world-renowned Functional Medicine hospital located about an hour south of San Diego in Baja California.

You’ll be nourished with amazing healthy food, participate in fun classes, indulge in included spa services and rest, recharge & renew in Sanoviv’s toxin-free environment. They even give you organic cotton clothes to wear while you are there so you can fully experience the toxin-free environment (and, it’s so nice to pack light!).

You’ll also receive your Sanoviv Nutrition Advisor Certificate for participating in Sanoviv nutrition classes (which are optional).

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

Bioimpedance Analysis & Review, Stress & Relaxation Measurement, Microscopic Blood Analysis.

INDIVIDUAL SPA & THERAPIES

Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Sense’ Facial, Bioenergy Therapy, GROUP CLASSES, Meditation, Uncook Your Lunch – Raw Food Prep, Evening Presentations & Lectures, Energy Medicine, Gentle Yoga, Water Fitness, Laughter Yoga, Dental Lecture, Breathing & Relaxation Lecture, Additional Lectures & Cooking Classes, Group Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Product Training, Behind-the-scenes tour of Sanoviv.

INCREDIBLE ORGANIC FOOD.

All meals are prepared by Sanoviv’s gourmet chefs, and all food choices are optional.  All of the food at Sanoviv is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious. Any specialty diets, allergies, or food sensitivities can be accommodated to make your stay more comfortable. Unlimited organic tea, 2x daily green juice and wheat grass, Evening fresh coconut water, Additional meals and snacks (this is a gentle detox and you will not be hungry, you will be filled with nourishing delicious food your entire stay)

LOCATION & TRAVEL

Sanoviv is safely located in Baja California (Mexico) about an hour south of San Diego. Sanoviv sits on a beautiful cliff right on the ocean; while we have incredible views and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean there is no beach access. There are beautiful pools throughout the campus to enjoy.

A PASSPORT is required for travel.

Plan on flying in and out of the San Diego airport (transport to and from the airport is included once you’re in San Diego). Arrive early in the day if you can, leave anytime on the last day.

Again, one of Sanoviv’s reliable and safe drivers picks you up and takes you back to the San Diego airport at no additional cost so you don’t have to think about additional transportation. The drive is about 45 minutes to one hour each way.

Click below to read about my “Ultimate Wellness Experience” at Sanoviv.

Ultimate Wellness Experience

Looking forward to having you join us!  Call me at 507-313-4515 or email me at carol@carolebert.com

Remember the deadline to register and make your $500 deposit is September 29!

 

Time to Stop – Summer Sugar Shock

I know you are enjoying summer sun and fun and are in the mode of “whatever”.  I can break all the rules and indulge myself because who cares – it’s summer and I’m in a vacation state of mind.  That’s cool, but perhaps you have been over-indulging a bit with the sugar-rush that comes with a celebratory attitude.  Right?  I know I am doing that more now than usual.
What if I could offer you a sweet way out that fills your sweet tooth but doesn’t fill your body with that sweet toxin you just can’t seem to resist.
I’m excited to share with you the news that our 5-Day Sugar Buster Program, which I have used and promoted for the past 10 years (and it really works!) is NEW and IMPROVED and starts Sunday August 6.  Why is it new and improved?
Because it not only jump-starts a new healthy you in just 5 days, kills the carb and sugar cravings, adds back solid nutrition in the form of meal replacement shakes and cell-signaling technology in the vitamins provided, but also includes a “gut health” component which adds back good bacteria to set the stage for improved digestion.
Here are the features
Each “Sugar Buster RESET Kit” includes the following favorites:
5 days of “delicious” low-glycemic gluten-free meal replacement shakes
  • 8 Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™ single-serve packets
  • 7 French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ single-serve packets
5 AM and 5 PM HealthPak™ Vitamin packets

5 USANA® Probiotic stick packs to add back good bacteria to your gut

Helpful Program Guide with an easy schedule to follow and great whole food snack ideas

Here’s a short video of Dr. Karen Wolfe explaining the Kit to those of us who already use these products.  Thought you might like to see it too!

In addition there are 2 FREE calls with Dr. Karen for extra education and coaching, plus 28 days of followup emails for continued support.
But wait – there’s more!  I will offer optional wellness coaching for the full month so you will never be alone on this journey.
What’s not to love about all of these features!
And you won’t believe the new reduced cost. Just $99.95 plus tax and shipping.  Probably less than your grocery bill and meals out for 5 days.
Time to curb those carb cravings and get back on the path of healthy eating and releasing stubborn body fat.
Want to know more?  Connect with me by clicking the link below and I will schedule a call to answer all your questions.  Hope to hear back from you soon!

Deadline to register is July 26 so don’t miss out!

Thanks.

Carol

Summer Special that will Wake You Up!

I’m just back from my annual trek to the 42nd Annual National Wellness Conference – the lifeblood of my wellness career for rejuvenation, renewal, re-tooling and re-acquainting with old friends. Once again amazing experience after being in attendance for the past 30+ years.  That’s an amazing feat itself!
I presented on SLEEP or the lack thereof, and was greeted by 65 tired souls who waited in line to get into the room and resulted in standing room only.  Apparently there are a lot of people (maybe even YOU) who have this issue.

So I’d like to share my Top 10 Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep from the presentation, and if you read all 10 and click on the link below, you can enter my drawing for the TOP sleep aide that is natural, healthy, proven safe and effective, and your body can’t live without.  So read on and then click on the link to register for a chance to WIN a GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP!
 

1.     Write down what you are grateful for at the end of the day so you feel good and can relax

2.     Take a relaxing bath before bed

3.     Decrease  electomagnetic fields (EMFs) by removing electronics from your bedroom

4.     Darken room with black-out curtains or use eye mask

5.     Use “white noise” machine to block out distractions

6.      Don’t exercise 2-3 hours before bed – Increases your temp, cortisol, hunger

7.     Take pharmaceutical grade Melatonin before sleep

8.     Take Magnesium, a calming and relaxing mineral found in a good multivitamin/multimineral

9.     Balance your blood sugar all day long

10.  Manage causes of gut problems that keep you up at night

Deadline to register is July 20

Click here to register. 

Connect with Carol