Gift Ideas available at TWIHW:
- Gift cards for products and services
- CBD (bath salts, coffee, topicals, liquids)
- Essential Oils
- Supplements to keep mom healthy
- Healthy Cookbooks
- Glass Straws
Gift Ideas available at TWIHW:
One of the most interesting questions that medical personnel are asking during this viral event is “Why do some people get the infection and never have symptoms while others get critically ill or die from it?” One clear pattern continues to surface: those with compromised immune health and multiple health issues have been at greatest risk for poor outcomes.
Now, more than ever before, we see the value of taking care of our health so that we are able to mount a protective response to external threats such as viruses, parasites, bacteria, and toxicants. Reflected in the reports regarding fatalities from the Coronavirus is the clear message that those who were, and continue to be at greatest risk, are those who suffer from chronic disease, such as obesity, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, cardio-vascular disease, and otherwise compromised immune systems. Overall health matters more than ever in these uncertain times. While we cannot control what’s in the environment, we have at least some control over our body’s ability to cope with environmental assaults.
Protect: First line minimum considerations for good health include a number of foundational lifestyle choices. Because our food, even at its best, does not offer all of the nutrition we need, supplementing with a multi vitamin and a probiotic is first line for everyone. A healthy diet is important, and first and foremost, eliminating sugar is critical, as sugar suppresses immune function. Stress also suppresses immune function. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, and removing unnecessary stressors are important for good immune and overall health. Quality and quantity of sleep is also foundational since it’s when we sleep that the body performs major maintenance, healing, detoxification, and resetting. And finally, washing hands frequently, and keeping them off your face, remains tried and true.
Prevent and Prevail: The minimum, however, may not be quite enough. Especially if you are already compromised, have more exposures (healthcare workers, teachers, frequent travelers) and/or simply want to be more vigilant (and we recommend that!), there is more you can do. Combinations of the following are also excellent protections to build immunity and prevent infection.
If you or someone you know needs help getting well and staying well, visit The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness so that next time a virus floats through town (and it will), you will be ready to protect, prevent and prevail!
Ready to leave the COVID 19 Pandemic behind you? It seems like a lot of people are ready for the quarantined life to be over.
I’ve been thinking about what happens to our nutrition at times like these, and I think it has been different, for different people. I know many who have stayed the course, gotten more exercise and smoothly sailed through, in terms of nutrition at least. And others, who have found the stresses dragging them back to old habits, comfort food, and drinks. We are all different. We struggle in different ways.
It is common for major life changes to get in the way of our best laid nutritional plans.
May I encourage you to be kind to yourself? There is no use in beating yourself up or drowning in guilt. These times have been, and continue to be, difficult. It is hard to find anyone who thinks this is an easy time. The complexities of caring for the elderly, schooling children, staying employed, and all working under the same roof 24-7 – none of this is easy stuff, individually or collectively.
But as we see some possible light at the end of this tunnel, now is a good time to take stock and organize your thoughts in a positive, GO FORWARD mind set. It is a good time to figure out how to GO FORWARD in confidence and make some corrections to course where needed. Here are some productive and healthy things to do in the next couple of weeks as we hopefully emerge from this quarantine:
As May and June approach, our delicious Texas Peaches will start showing up in road stands and grocery stores. Here’s a wonderful outdoor grilling treat that includes the sweet and beautiful peach in a creative way. This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo compliant.
1 pound Flank Steak (ideally antibiotic free and/or 100% grass fed)
2 peaches, sliced
2-3 slices of pre-cooked bacon (uncured)
1 large red onion, peeled and sliced
3-4 tablespoons pecans
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, sliced
½ cup coconut or Bragg aminos
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 cups spinach/arugula mix or field green mix
Peach Vinaigrette dressing
1 large peach
2 garlic cloves, peeled
¼ cup olive or avocado oil
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon coconut or Bragg aminos
Not only does diffusing essential oils smell good but they serve therapeutic purposes as well.
Choose one or two of the oils at a time for the purpose under which it is listed.
To Breathe More Easily
· doTERRA Breathe
· Tea Tree
To Disinfect the Air
· doTERRA On Guard
· Tea Tree
Ease Hyperactivity, Motivate, and Improve Concentration
· doTERRA Motivate
Stress Free, Calming
· Frankincense (meditative, relaxing, warm)
(on Porch or Patio)
· doTERRA Terrashield (safe for direct application to the body, for both children and adults
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Promoting routine detoxification through our dietary choices is a simple thing everyone can do.
Here are the top FIVE dietary detoxifiers:
#1 Eat organic food
#2 Eat your veggies – especially cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage, as well as cucumber, celery, carrot, zucchini, squash, watercress, artichoke, asparagus, ginger, turmeric, parsley, cilantro, lemon, apples, beets, and dark leafy greens. (See our Green Juice recipe of the month in this issue!)
#3 Stay hydrated with clean, filtered water
#4 Avoid dairy (clogs lymphatic movement)
#5 Avoid processed, fake, manufactured and sugary food
We make our Green Drink in a Vitamix here at our office. A Vitamix, Ninja, Nutribullet are all examples of blenders that will work. You may need to adjust the amount to fit your pitcher size.
This recipe makes 8 cups.
4 cups filtered water
A big handful of organic spinach
A smaller handful of organic baby kale.
A large lemon w/ the peel trimmed off.
1 medium organic Granny Smith apple
½ organic cucumber
Thumb size piece of ginger, peeled
1 stalk organic celery
Some ice, about a cup – cup and ½
Nutrition: 1 cup (8 ounces) serving, 31 calories, 0.8 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrate, 1.7 grams of fiber, 0 grams fat.
Don’t underestimate the nutritional value of the drink. It is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other important micronutrients.
Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant and is found in virtually every cell of the human body. It is an extremely important cell protectant. This heavy lifter bolsters antioxidant action, promotes detoxification and fortifies the immune system. As the formation of free radicals exceeds the body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them, oxidative stress occurs. A primary function of glutathione is to alleviate this oxidative stress. Food sources of glutathione are few and oxidative stress and depletion can outpace the body’s need for it.
Glutathione is most prevalent in the main detox organs of the human body which are the liver, lungs and kidneys. Glutathione can become depleted as the body neutralizes the oxidizing effects of battling viruses, bacteria, heavy metal toxicity, radiation, certain medications, and even the normal process of aging. A correlation has been made between increased vulnerability to infection (chronically ill) and glutathione depletion. Glutathione can bind to toxins, heavy metals, solvents and pesticides and help the body to excrete these substances through urine or bile. It also protects the lungs against airborne pollutants and the intestinal lining from absorption of industrial chemicals.
Especially for glutathione, liposomal preparations are important. Liposomes are delivery vehicles for transporting substances into the body effectively by facilitating absorption both in the mouth, skin and digestive tract.
At TWIHW, we offer three glutathione products. One is Essential Pro Liposomal Glutathione Softgels, which are taken orally. We also offer Researched Nutritionals Tri-Fortify Liposomal Glutathione sublingual gel which comes in two flavors and is placed under the tongue. Finally, we also can dose glutathione through IV preparations.
Your body normally performs detoxification functions every day. There are five primary exit pathways for removal of toxins. They are:
Internal organs that also play a critical role in the removal of toxins include the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Any activities that promote sweating, urination, bowel movement, thinning of mucous, or deep breathing will assist in promoting detoxification. Also, hydration is essential for detoxification.
Intentional promotion of detoxification has become a necessary lifestyle habit as a result of our increasingly toxic world where our food, water, air, chemical, and heavy metal exposures have exponentially increased over the last 60-80 years. The toxic burden on the body is significant and contributes to chronic inflammation, congestion, and disease.
The FIRST and BEST line of protection is to avoid as many toxins as possible in the first place!
Trying to detoxify by overcompensating with excess sweating and over-supplementation can be harmful. Improve what goes in by:
It is also wise to intentionally and regularly employ lifestyle choices that promote detoxification.
Each of these options promote and encourage gentle detoxification:
An increasingly useful approach is to test the body to determine what toxins are present so that optimal detoxification protocols can be precisely implemented.
Both of these urine collection tests are available at TWIHW.