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  • 11/15/2018 11:38 PM | Shelley Parris Williams (Administrator)

    We're on the heels of another holiday season which always brings about a myriad of emotions. Often we see the best and worst in people during these times. Scrolling down my Facebook time line this Yogi Bhajan appeared, "If you are willing to look at another person's behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all."

    The impulse to react is the normal reflex. An offense has occurred and there has to be some sort of retaliation, right? They have to hurt like we did. This becomes a repeated cycle of hurt that grows like an uncontrolled wild fire destroying everything in its pathway. Everything devoured by that one lit match. I have seen this uncontrolled burn, as both a participant and bystander. Watching walls go up as family feuds spew out of control. The division and taking sides that leave empty seats around the dinner table where a loved one used to be. Or what if they die without the opportunity for you to even come to a resolution? 

    These are some of the scenarios I have encountered, both personally, and within the scope of my practice. My practice where I intentionally create those high vibrational spaces for women to discover/explore their sweetest truths, all the while cultivating a radical, unapologetic practice of self-love and self-care. This deep dive into self-love allows you to climb out of the holds of offense and unforgiveness, if left untreated turns into a slow death by poison. Ugh... who wants to die slow from bring poisoned? Not me! So I ultimately became a "high" responder! 

    " A high responder?" you ask. Excellent question. Thanks so much for asking. Let me explain what is required to operate in this capacity. As a "high" responder you begin to view, every entryway of a wound as the very welcome mat that invites the light to enter, in order to jump start your healing process. Forgiveness is pivotal to any self-love/self-care practice and absolutely non-negotiable.  

    So since 'Tis the Season to Give' is upon us, I am leaving you with The Forgiveness Gift to clear up some of that old junk which just might be keeping you stuck. Here's a few tips to help you navigate this holiday season in a higher vibration and start 2019 off with a bang! 

    The Forgiveness Gift

    1. You First - Start by forgiving yourself 

    2. Get to your nearest mirror - look yourself in the eye - say, I forgive you, (say your name), for _______________. Fill in the blanks and just roll with the first thing that comes to mind. Repeat until you feel complete. 

    3. You're on a roll, stay in the mirror, and now choose someone else to forgive by plugging in their name  

    4. Ohh, I know that was tough. But I know you're not afraid of a challenge, Remember nothing can be healed until you face it. Mirror work is for warriors! 

    5. Get out some paper and write a forgiveness letter to yourself and to others. Do a separate letter for each person. After you have finished getting it all down, take some cleansing breaths and feel the release with every exhale. You can either bury or burn the paper to symbolize that release.

    6. Meditate on it - Close your eyes and visualize that person you're forgiving. You can go back to the memory of that moment when the offense occurred and hold that person in a compassionate light whether it is you or someone else and just witness the healing of that situation taking place. 

    7. Pick up a phone - But wait! This isn't about picking an argument about who was right or wrong. With intention and high vibrational love, share your feelings. Let them know you forgive them. Know that you're not looking for a response from them just an opportunity for you to release. Leave it on a voice message if you have to. 

    So I hope you iNJOY partaking in my Forgiveness Gift. I'd love to send you another gift. Claim your surprise gift here. And be sure to let me know how the process went for you or any other awesome processes you may have discovered that works really well for you. 

    Happy Holidays from 

    Shelley Parris Williams 

    Your WellBEING Activist  

  • 11/09/2018 2:54 PM | Amanda Girton (Administrator)

    The holiday season is upon us whether we are ready for it or not. As you know, time stops for no one. With the holidays (or even just a regular Tuesday) many emotions may come to the surface for us. Some include happiness, joy, friendship and pleasant emotions. For others, we may experience sadness, heartbreak, anxiety or depression. These are of course normal feelings and responses to events that happen in our lives and those around us. 

    As we approach this holiday season, I would like to give you some helpful information on how food can be used to supplement your routine to improve mood and emotions over the next few months and even years. 

    Before diving into some tasty foods that will help improve our thoughts and feelings, it must be said- Please ensure you are getting enough sleep and water on a daily basis. A short walk about the block is also very beneficial.

    Now onto the fun stuff!

    Foods to help fight Depression:

    1. Dark Leafy Greens- Leafy greens will top most of our lists 9 times out of 10. The benefits of greens are endless. They are packed with nutrients that our bodies crave and need to function at our highest potential. 

    Leaf greens fight many kinds of inflammation and this is important for us because serve depression has been linked to brain inflammation. 

    2. Tomatoes – Tomatoes contain high amounts of folic acid and alpha-lipoic acid which are both great for fighting depression.  In many studies, patients with depression also had low levels of folate. 

    3. Cashews – The nut that keeps us from going nuts! These lovely nuts are natural anti- depressants, who knew. Cashews contain B6, Magnesium, Niacin and Tryptophan. The B6 helps to convert the Trytophan into Serotonin and also helps the Magnesium to enter the cells. Try adding a small handful of cashews to your daily diet and see how you feel after a week.


    Foods to help fight Anxiety:

    4. Dark Chocolate – Treat yourself and help yourself with 1-2 oz of dark chocolate a day. This delightful treat contains flavonols which are antioxidants that are connected with improving brain function. Top with a small scoop of raw peanut butter for even more benefits. 

    5. Green Tea – Green Tea contains the amino acid L-theanine. Studies have shown the positive effcts it has on the brain and reducing anxiety. Reap extra benefits by slowing enjoying your tea while almost taking a moment to unplug from the world. 

    Foods that help fight Stress:

    6. Banana – You have most likely heard that banana’s are dense in Potassium, but what is the benefit? Potassium is a mineral that helps keep blood pressure low

    7.  Avocado – This fruit also contains stress fighting Potassium along with Glutathione, B vitamins, lutein, beta-carotene, Vitamin E and lots of folate.

    8. Garlic – Like many plants, garlic is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals in our body. A favorite of garlic is that fact that is contains Allicin which has been linked to  fending off disease and illness like a common cold. Stress will weaken the immune system and make our body prone to becoming sick. Stock up on garlic and keep your body fighting off sickness caused by stress. 

    As the holidays come and go, I hope these foods will be of use to you to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. These 8 are are just a start. There are lots more foods and activities that can be used to control and balance our emotions. If you have questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to me!

    Happy Holidays!

  • 08/29/2018 11:58 AM | Deserie Valloreo (Administrator)

    We change the world when we change our world.

    We change the world by being happy. We are like expensive cars that need daily tune-ups: meditation, breath work, exercise, and community love. Human beings are the best investment in the whole universe. We are like rare, priceless cars, with each one of us being a unique model. But stress does not serve us well, just as filthy oil does not help a delicate engine. When we miss a bus, spill hot coffee on our laps, or lose all our documents, there is an amazing reason for that. The universe is always conspiring to bring us where we need to be.

    Always get excited when you lose something, because something better is on its way. When we accept that everything is as it should be, we find better ways to deal with life. We are not just lucky, we are creators, with complete control over everything that happens to us. By stating or writing out our goals, we create our lives. No purpose is served by worrying about our future. When we have doubts and anxiety, we should simply accept those feelings and let them go.

    We have free will to accept or reject whatever we want. When we have blind faith that the universe will take care of us, our own little concerns seem so trivial. Our responsibility is to create the life that we want, believe in it, enjoy it, and accept whatever happens. If something that we planned does not turn out as we hoped, that is because something amazingly better will be coming our way. When hard times arise, observe the emotions you have and learn fabulous lessons from them. The sooner you learn those lessons, the sooner you will make room for that amazing outcome to pop up like a light bulb.

    There’s pure magic in knowing that our God/our universe has our back. When we know that we cannot fail, we can take on any project. All we have to do is express gratitude and ask for more help. A simple way to do that is just to say, “Thank you for this opportunity! Please send me all the help I need, because I want to be able to do __________.” Fill in the blank with something that has to do with self-care and time to love those around you.

    We can take on any task that we feel 100 percent about. We just have to ask for help and time to love the people in our life, as well as time to play and take care of ourselves. Everyone thinks that a day only has twenty-four hours—but in fact, we have an infinite number of hours at our disposal. It has been proven that we have time to take several short naps a day, attend several meetings a day, daydream, take care of ourselves, love, show gratitude, and sleep. Everything is possible when we have other people in our lives. Trusting that others are amazing at what they do is how we multiply our time.

    This is where Twonpet TV comes in. Twonpet TV will be a channel about community sharing. A channel about people. With people, you can take on the world. The channel will showcase local business owners, telling their stories—the who, what, how, why, and when. Our dream for this journey is so big that we have to let the universe take care of it. We are here to play. We are here to love. We are here to share with the world. We are not attached to outcomes. We just expect miracles.

    Twonpet TV and Twonpet TV Kids are YouTube channels in the making. We are working with talented people of all kinds in our communities. Tampa is the birthplace of Twonpet TV, but in only two months, the channels will spread all over the world before we even launch our first video. Now the project is unfolding. Join us or subscribe to our channels when they are up and running.

    We are accepting talented people of all kinds, investors, business owners, and all others who want to contribute whatever they have—whether that be big open hearts, fat wallets, spare time, or joyful prayers!

    We LOVE people!

    Our phone number is (561) 860-0365; our fax number is (877) 885-5647; our Skype address is Twonpet All That Is; and our e-mail address is Twonpet.2018@gmail.com/.

  • 08/14/2018 3:42 PM | Nwando Nwanna

    Anxiety is an excessive irrational dread of everyday situation and can be disabling.

    "Anxiety Disorder" is a psychiatric disorder that needs to be evaluated and treated by a psychiatrist.

    The day to day feelings of anxiety that people have that may be persistent enough to affect their daily activities can be managed by dietary supplements and behavioral interventions.

    I always recommend addressing the underlying cause of any condition in order to have a complete resolution of the problem. Anxiety can be caused by several factors including genetic factors, life experiences, nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors such as chemical toxins, heavy metals, as well as other life "stressors".

    The parasympathetic nervous system which modulates the sympathetic nervous system requires organic minerals for its action. Studies have shown that decreased levels of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc can contribute to anxiety and panic attacks by increasing the fight or flight response (sympathetic response). Excess copper can also cause anxiety due to a higher ratio of Copper to Zinc.Toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury can displace the beneficial minerals such as Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium to decrease there levels thereby causing anxiety symptoms. Stress also depletes B-vitamins leading to anxiety.

    The primary supplement I recommend for anxiety is MIn-chexR, sold by Standard Process. It contains calcium, magnesium, Kelp, orchic extract and Niacinamide-B-6. The other supplements by Standard Process used as mineral tranquilizers are Min-tranR,  OrchexR and Organically Bound MineralsR. These minerals are from plant sources and are in a form that is easily absorbed by the body.

    Other supplements used for anxiety include DrenaminR which also offers adrenal support. Symplex FR for females or Symplex MR for males also help with anxiety when there are hormonal imbalances that underlie anxiety. If there is zinc deficiency, supplementation with zinc can be effective for anxiety relief. Valerian root can also be used for anxiety.

    In my practice, I use Nutrition Response TestingR which is a form of applied kinesiology or muscle testing to determine the underlying cause of the anxiety in order  to more effectively recommend the supplement and lifestyle and nutritional changes that will best relieve anxiety symptoms and resolve the problem entirely.

    Minerals have a calming effect on the nervous system. Find a good source of organic minerals to relieve anxiety while you take the necessary steps to address the underlying causes like life "stressors" and  nutritional deficiencies, and other causes of anxiety such as chemical and heavy metal toxicity.

    Dr. Nwando Nwanna Pharm D; Wize Nutrition Therapy 34876 US HWY 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684. 727-216-3972.

  • 08/14/2018 10:47 AM | Amanda Girton (Administrator)
    Mindful Eating

    Our bodies crave nutrients. The foods we eat are either providing the nutrients we need or not proving nutrients at all. In order to make our bodies happy, I encourage you to eat nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Of course being 100% vegan or vegetarian is not required of you. Simply making healthier choices over time will make your body happy. Let's touch on 3 ways we can eat more mindfully:
    •   How the food we eat is prepared:
    Our bodies are precise machines and to keep them running smoothly it is important that we are not only giving them nutrient dense foods, but the foods are also prepared in a wholesome manner. First thoughts may be to ditch fried food (or at least decrease how much we consume). A second small step that can help keep our bodies happy is to use the microwave to cook or reheat food less often. Microwaves zapp nutrition from foods and can even change the make of our blood. Avoiding processed foods as much as possible is another way to keep our bodies happy. These foods are often high in sodium along with containing many fillers and preservatives.

    • Where our food is sourced:
    Do you know where your food comes from? Whether it is from across the country, imported or just right down the street? Shopping local has two main benefits.  
    • 1) It gives up the opportunity to support our local communities and farmers
    • 2) Local produce is often picked closer to being ripe or once it is ripe. This means you are experiencing fruit and veggies that are fresher and tastier. 

    Small changes in the foods we eat can make to leave a large impact on our health and planet. So today I’d like to encourage you to make 1 or 2 small steps a day or even a month to lead to a happier, healthier, more joyful you. 

  • 05/19/2018 9:11 PM | Amanda Girton (Administrator)

    Cool Down with Refreshing Meals this Summer

    It’s summer and it’s hot. Of course, we all still have to eat but who wants to turn on the oven or stand over the stovetop in a hot kitchen? Not us! When the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, we want cool, light and refreshing food that won’t weigh us down or turn the kitchen into a furnace. 

    That’s where raw dishes come in. No, we are not saying that you have to switch to an all-raw diet but even one raw meal a day has lots of benefits. Not only does it free us from the heat of cooking but raw dishes tend to be lighter and healthier. Maybe you’ve been thinking about eating more raw foods but don’t know where to start? Here are a few raw, vegan, refreshing and simple recipes to spice up any dinner, pool party or summer BBQ. 

    Honey Lime Salad Dressing: Combine ingredients and toss over a bed of fresh greens

    • 3/4 Olive Oil
    • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
    • 1 clove of garlic, minced
    • pinch of sea salt
    • pepper to taste

    Fruit Salad: Combine fruit, Drizzle with honey and lemon juice. 

    • 2 cups cubed pineapple 
    • 2 cups sliced strawberries
    • 2 kiwi peeled and sliced
    • bananas, sliced
    • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
    • 1 cup grapes
    • 2 cups blueberries
    • 1/3 cup lemon
    • 1.4 cup honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    Chia Seed Pudding: Combine all ingredients. Let set for 30 mins.

    • 2 cups coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup chia seeds
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

    Carrot Spinach Ginger Juice: Juice carrots. Juice Ginger. Juice spinach. Combine and enjoy!

    • 4 large carrots
    • Handful of spinach
    • Thumb sized chuck of ginger
  • 05/14/2018 8:48 PM | Laura Turley (Administrator)

    Swimsuit weather is here, and many of us are concerned about that annoying cellulite that just won’t go away.  What is it and why is it so difficult to get rid of?

    Cellulite is the buildup of fats, proteins (which attract water) and other waste products that have not been removed from the body. When the lymphatic system is working properly, it carries away all of these toxins. But when things get clogged up and blood and lymph circulation decreases, the surrounding tissue weakens and retains fluid causing cellulite to develop. Cellulite forms in the areas of the body where circulation is most impaired.

    There are many reasons that the lymphatic system becomes congested. They include inactivity and improper diet, infections, injuries, scar tissue and adhesions, environmental toxins, hormone imbalance, and the normal aging processes. Some of the visible signs of congestion are swollen fingers, ankles or joints, chronic congestion, sluggish digestion, brain fog, premature aging of the skin, a swollen face, and cellulite, to name a few.

    To get rid of cellulite effectively, you need to address the two main underlying causes which are increased body fat and congestion of the lymphatic system. In addition to exercise, a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy (LET) is an excellent way to rid the body of toxins, build the immune system, and loose cellulite.

    Employing the latest in technology, LET utilizes sonic and electromagnetic waves to stimulate the lymphatic flow, often yielding immediate improvement in one or more areas. Relaxing, painless and safe, LET is becoming a widely-used and effective modality in doctors’ offices and integrative health facilities around the country.

    LET can also assist with issues such as lymphedema, breast lumps, inflammation, chronic pain, joint aches, allergies, sinus, respiratory problems, headaches, prostate problems, hormone imbalance, immune and fatigue problems.

    Do you know someone suffering from unsightly cellulite or one of the other issues I’ve mentioned? If so, do them a favor and have them call me. I’d be honored to help.

    Laura M Turley
    Licensed Massage Therapist, MA #72501
    Certified Lymphatic Enhancement Therapist

  • 05/12/2018 4:40 PM | Les Cole, MD

    Our Live Well Weight Management program is designed to help you achieve your optimal body composition and maintain it for your life. Though we measure your weight, what we track are multiple other measures that give us a much deeper look into your metabolic direction. Two of these measures - % body muscle & % body fat. Since muscle weighs so much more than fat, you can be building muscle and losing fat and actually gain weight, but your clothes begin to fit differently. This is why weight is such a poor measure of what is happening in your body: you can be losing muscle as part of why you are losing weight. This is a poor long term outcome, since your muscle burns mostly fat at rest, the more muscle you have, the more of your fat you will burn. That said, because most everyone is focused on weight & weight loss we use these terms until we show you the difference.

     The Live Well Weight Management program is not a diet, though you can lose weight on it fairly quickly, should you opt for that track. There are several initial meal plans that you can chose from and as you lose weight you will learn how to add in additional variety to your diet. This is different from most diets. The part where most people fail – you can’t maintain a restrictive diet, including the narrowly expanded “maintenance phase” of most diets, so you stop and go back to your original way of eating because you have not made a life style change. At this point, for several reasons, including having lost muscle, you rebound and regain most of the weight and even more than you have lost during your diet.

    The secret behind how Live Well Weight Management works is, for weight loss, keeping your insulin low so your fat cells can release fat to be burned. And low insulin allows the fat you eat to be burned for energy, preventing it from being stored in your fat cells. The way we allow you increased variety is by ensuring that when you do eat insulin stimulating foods (which are allowed) you do not eat fat containing foods. This puts you in control of balancing your fat loss & learning a new food lifestyle simultaneously.

    With our Live Well Weight Management Program you will:

    ·         Achieve an Optimal Weight that is focused on Your Optimal Body Composition.

    ·         Lose weight at a healthy pace.

    ·         Build Muscle and Burn Fat by both diet & exercise

    ·         Be able to choose your initial meal plan.

    ·         Be able to make adjustments to this initial meal plan to help you “stay in the game” instead of giving up or cheating.

    When it is time to initiate your longer term Lifestyle eating habits, you will be able to:

    ·         Eat foods that aren’t on the narrowly expanded “maintenance phase” of most diets.

    ·         Add back a large enough variety of foods to keep food/meals interesting.

    ·         And, most importantly, do this in a way that greatly expands food choices, which again will “keep you in the game” until you have created a new Lifestyle.

    Additional benefits that you are likely to experience with improving your Food Lifestyle include:

    ·         Increased energy

    ·         Clearer thinking

    ·         Decreased inflammation

    ·         Diminished pain

    ·         Improved feeling of wellbeing

    ·         Decreased Risk of Heart Disease

    ·         Decreased Risk of Diabetes

    ·         Decreased Risk of Cancer

    That is ultimately what it takes, making changes that become habitual. Remember Einstein’s definition of Insanity – Doing the same thing over & over and expecting a different result! If you are tired of Yo-Yo dieting, aren’t happy with the way your body looks and want to begin a Healthy Lifestyle our Live Well Weight Management Program may just be for You.

    If you have had problems losing weight on other diets or are not losing fat on the Live Well Weight Management Program, there is a reason. These may include such things as food sensitivities, hormone imbalance, poor nutrient absorption, environmental toxins, genetic mutations, etc. We can test for and often correct or work around these imbalances at St. Petersburg Health & Wellness at an additional cost.

    We invite you to come learn to Eat Well to Look Well and to “Live Well”.

  • 05/01/2018 2:56 PM | Nicole Dennison

    It’s true!

    Having a healthy physique starts with a good night’s sleep.

    However, if you’re a busy professional, you’re probably rolling your eyes and muttering, “I know, I know.”

    But, do you know?

    Do you know that skimping on sleep makes you sick, fat, and stupid?

    Do I have your attention now?

    Every aspect of your life is affected by sleep. If you’re like most busy professionals, you’re sleep deprived.

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “An estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders, and the percentage who report <7 hours of sleep on average has increased since the 1980s to approximately one third of all U.S. adults.”

    That means that one out of five people suffers from not enough sleep. Yikes!

    Not Enough Sleep Will Make You Sick

    Not getting enough sleep can have both short-term and long-term consequences and significantly impact your health.

    Short-term effects:

    ·         Difficulty focusing your attention

    ·         Increased anxiety

    ·         Nodding off at the office or when driving a vehicle

    ·         More easily distracted

    ·         Delayed reaction times

    ·         Low glucose levels

    ·         Irritability

    ·         Increased risk of workplace injuries and traffic accidents

    Long-term effects:

    ·         High blood pressure

    ·         Elevated mood swings

    ·         Impaired memory

    ·         Hormonal imbalances

    ·         Obesity

    ·         Psychiatric problems, including depression and mood disorders

    ·         Increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke

    ·         Amplified stress on significant relationships

    Here’s why: According to the Mayo Clinic: “During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you're under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease the production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you don't get enough sleep.”

    Not Enough Sleep Will Make You Fat

    This part of the obesity puzzle isn’t new — research has already shown that sleep deprivation can change how your cells respond to insulin.

    The research found that when you don’t get enough sleep:

    ·         You have higher levels of a leptin and ghrelin —the “hunger hormones.”

    ·         Too little sleep plays havoc with your fat cells, making them less sensitive to insulin, which can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

    Here’s why: In 2010, The International Journal of Endocrinology reviewed “Sleep and Metabolism: An Overview” and reported: “Sleep is intricately connected to various hormonal and metabolic processes in the body and is important in maintaining metabolic homeostasis. Research shows that sleep deprivation and sleep disorders may have profound metabolic and cardiovascular implications.”

    Not Enough Sleep Will Make You Stupid

    Sleep allows your body to regenerate muscles and neurons in the brain. And when there’s a lack of sleep it causes the neurons in your brain to malfunction.

    Lack of sleep slows down your:

    ·         Ability to think coherently

    ·         Impairs your memory

    ·         Diminishes your ability to concentrate

    ·         Impairs your decision-making process

    ·         Contributes to depression.

    ·         Impedes learning

    Here’s why: When you don’t get enough sleep the part of the brain that governs decision-making and impulse control — the frontal lobe — is negatively affected. During sleep, your brain is processing information, consolidating memories, making connections, and clearing out toxins.

    Furthermore, the part of your brain that deals with processing language —temporal lobe — is not as adept at doing so when it’s deprived of sleep. This makes it difficult to formulate coherent thoughts and can lead to slurred speech.

    3 Things to Keep in Mind

    Look at sleep and having a healthy physique from a holistic perspective:

    1. A healthy physique isn’t just about body shape. It is about the overall shape (or condition) of your body and how that affects your emotions.

    2. Your self-esteem is, in part, tied to how you see your physique. When you feel good about how you look, it makes a difference in how you view yourself. So, instead of counting calories, focus on having a healthy physique that you can love.

    3. Eating healthfully and exercising isn’t enough. If you’re eating right and exercising, but still can’t get your body to a healthy physique, it is time to look at your sleep habits.

    5 Reasons Why It’s so Worth It to Sleep Well

    1.      Getting enough sleep keeps you from making impulsive decisions.
    That means you’ll be able to make healthier food and drink choices.

    2.      Sleep recharges your body so that you’ll feel energized to participate in calorie-burning, body-toning, endorphin-flowing exercise.

    3.      Sleep improves your Body Mass Index (BMI).

    In “Sleep and Metabolism: An Overview:” “More than two dozen epidemiological studies from around the globe looking at sleep deprivation and BMI in humans have shown an association between decreased obesity and an increase in sleep duration.”

    4.      Detoxification occurs at night.

    A healthy physique requires a detoxification process, which occurs primarily at night while you sleep. That means that when you sleep well, you are essentially losing weight while you sleep.

    5.      Sleep helps you maintain the necessary self-control for healthy habits.

    Busy professional women who achieve their goals have healthy habits in place. Sleep helps you maintain self-control so you can create healthy habits. Healthy eating habits create a healthy physique. A healthy physique is a component of healthy self-esteem.

    It’s circular! The best of one affects the best of another. That’s why it’s so worth it to sleep well.

    Good sleep occurs when your body is balanced. And having a healthy physique starts with a good night’s sleep. Sadly, when it comes to achieving a healthy weight, most people think about restricting their caloric intake by counting calories and getting more exercise. Stop doing that! It’s better to count your Zzzzs. Here are five reasons why getting a good night’s sleep is so worth it.


    Nicole Dennison is a Certified Holistic Health Consultant providing education, guidance, and mentoring primarily to women ready to holistically heal their body and emotions. If maintaining a healthy physique is important to you, sign up and receiver her FREE video course, “Three Days to Your Vibrant Health” at: http://nicoledennison.com/3-days-vibrant-health/

  • 02/27/2018 5:39 AM | Anonymous

    Learning self-care is surprisingly difficult for most women. We spend so much of our time caring for others and making sure all of their needs are met, yet rarely take the time to love ourselves in the same way. One of the best ways to show yourself some love is by developing a natural, healthy skincare routine. Choosing a homeopathic friendly skin care line will help your body detoxify from the inside out, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin that looks fabulous.

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Taking care of it affects how you look, how you feel and how your body functions. Many women use skincare products they see advertised on television because they make incredible claims about anti-aging or skin clarity. What you may not realize is how many heavy metals are used to produce most skincare products. Your skin absorbs up to 60% of all toxins or chemicals you put onto it. Absorbing these chemicals means they enter your bloodstream and spread throughout your entire system. Now, think about the petroleum by-products and other chemicals in most available skincare items you find in the store. Do you really want those toxins in your body?

    There’s A Better Way To Love Your Skin

    Inlight skincare products are 100% organic, formulated from herbs and flowers by Dr. Mariano Spiezia, a medical herbalist and skin care expert, known as the father of the organic beauty movement in Britain. Dr.Spiezia has been named as one of the top 25 “Who’s Who in Natural Beauty” three different times. He is dedicated to formulated pure, quality 100% organic skin care that feeds the skin with nature’s bounty, resulting in smooth, glowing healthy skin.

    Developed in the U.K., Inlight was one of the first skincare line to receive a certification of 100% organic, using only food grade organic ingredients. The secret to these incredible products is the Bio-lipophilic Matrix®, a specific blend of pure vegetable oils (cold pressed and organically certified) selected for their fine biochemical affinity on a lipid level with the human skin. Such oils are empowered using special techniques developed by Dr Spiezia to give them a unique energy imprinting and "positive conditioning", as well as a high vibrational charge.

    This Matrix® is naturally identified and accepted by the skin due to its similarity to the human sebum (the natural fat produced by the skin). The pure natural origin of ingredients and the energetic frequency of this blend gives out a particular energy input that triggers the skin to retune itself to the primordial essence of health and harmony.

    Do Organic Herbs Really Work For Skincare?

    From the beginning of time, nature has provided us everything we need to take excellent care of our skin, keeping it moisturized, soft and free of blemishes. By using only organic herbs, flowers and botanicals, along with natural oils and beeswax to create Inlight products, Dr. Spiezia formulates luxurious skincare products that are made in small batches so the integrity of the product is meticulously preserved.

    Herbs and natural oils provide so many healing and restorative properties for our health and wellbeing. They can be anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, detoxifying and more. Scientific formulations combine various herbs and oils for curative, beautiful results. Inlight’s Body OIl With Arnica utilizes the anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties of arnica oil to help your entire body heal from the daily stresses of life. The Face Oil stimulates skin cell renewal through jojoba oil, rosehip oil, primrose oil and rosebud extract.

    Your body needs water to function properly. Experts say as much as 60% or more of your body is made up of water. Drinking plenty of clean fresh spring water is a critical step in keeping your body moisturized. In addition, you need to retain that moisture in the skin. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer, helping you keep the moisture locked in where you can utilize it.  Coconut oil is found in several Inlight products, including the Leg and Foot Balm, which helps heal that dry, cracked skin on your heels and keep your feet and legs feeling energized and looking like satin.

    Antioxidants are another important nutrient for your skin. They fight those free radicals that lead to aging signs like wrinkles and even fight cancer. Many of the herbs Inlight infuses into their products are powerful antioxidants, including sesame oil, green tea extract and evening primrose oil, which are all used in the Face Cleanser.

    Can Organic Skincare Treat Skin Conditions?

    Organic skincare is pH balanced and is a superior way to treat many different skin conditions, including rosacea and redness, acne, cellulite, puffy eyes, dark circles, dry skin and more. At Hug Your Skin, we’ve put together an acne protocol, which is helping many women fight those oily blemishes that can continue past adolescence and into maturity.

    The best way to get started treating any skin condition is with a daily routine of quality, organic skin care. Our Self care challenge is to begin or renew your daily routine with the healthy, homeopathic quality of Inlight skincare products. It’s a simple daily ritual that will show you markedly improved skin as you incorporate it into your routine.

    The Self Care Skincare Challenge

    Step 1: Do a deep cleanse with our Face Cleanser. This cleanser removes all of your makeup as well as any other impurities.

    Step 2: Use our Floral Face Tonic, which is alcohol free, to bring freshness and light to your skin.

    Step 3 Daily Face Oil or Deep moisturizer is your protecting moisturizer to keep you skin hydrated all day.

    Once weekly give your complexion an extra treat. We have a scrumptious Chocolate mask to increase the moisture and the supple touch of your skin. To get that rejuvenating tingle, try our Superfood weekly.

    Get ready for the renewal and joy of spring by stepping into this beautiful skincare challenge. You’ll love your skin when you Hug Your Skin.

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