Your “Gut Feeling” is Right

Your “Gut Feeling” is RightHave you ever had a feeling that something within your body just isn’t working the way it should? Perhaps you are now sensitive to certain foods that previously didn’t bother you. Maybe you keep gaining weight, even though you have been dieting and exercising. Well, it could be that your gut is the problem.

Leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability) is a condition that a growing number of people around America are struggling with every day. This condition can explain symptoms like bloating, digestive problems, fatigue, food sensitivity, headache, joint pain, metabolic syndrome, skin problems, thyroid issues, and weight gain. Here’s what happens when a person has leaky gut syndrome:

Food enters your stomach, beginning the digestion process. Normally, this food will go through your digestive tract and, in the end, nutrition is extracted while toxins are excreted. However, if you have leaky gut, this process is interrupted because the lining of your digestive tract has become porous.

Think of your digestive tract’s lining like a net with tiny holes in it that only allow specific things to pass through. This lining keeps larger particles inside the tract because they can harm the rest of your system. But, when you have leaky gut, this “net” is damaged. Larger holes develop and harmful particles that normally would be kept inside your digestive tract can pass into your system. Some of the things that can move through your damaged digestive tract lining into the rest of your body include gluten, bad bacteria, and undigested food particles. Other toxins can also leak through and get into your bloodstream.

All of this creates inflammation throughout your body. Leaky gut shows up most commonly as multiple food sensitivities.

The Effects of Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s response to outside and internal threats. Anything from stress, infection, disease or toxins can cause internal or external inflammation. You have seen inflammation happen when you sprain an ankle or have an infected cut. This is perfectly natural and even beneficial as a normal part of the healing process.

The problem occurs when inflammation becomes chronic. In this case, immune cells are trying (and failing) to heal something that is broken. The longer the problem exists, the more white blood cells and nutrients your body will throw at the problem. If the problem is something your body cannot heal without your help – you will have chronic inflammation.

Inflammation can cause many of the symptoms listed above for leaky gut. If these symptoms continue, the issue can become dangerous to your heart and brain health. This is because your body is constantly pulling resources to try to heal the affected area, using up your stores of nutrients and white blood cells.

Causes of Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is commonly caused by:

  • Poor diet
  • Chronic stress
  • Toxins
  • Bacterial issues called dysbiosis

The above causes are usually treated through diet, probiotics, and stress reduction techniques. One of the main dietary changes that we recommend is the removal of foods containing GMOs and gluten and replacing these foods with sprouted and fermented grains. Additionally, eating probiotic-rich foods can help heal dysbiosis, which is simply an imbalance between the beneficial and harmful bacteria that resides in your gut.

Here at Change for the Health of It, we provide a non-invasive Bio Meridian Assessment which measures your organ health and determines imbalances within the body. This test can help identify issues like leaky gut – and from there we can get you onto a healing program which addresses your health needs.

Contact us today if you are experiencing the symptoms of leaky gut. We can help!

 

References:

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/leaky-gut-syndrome

http://www.webmd.com/heart/metabolic-syndrome/

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20898778,00.html

https://draxe.com/4-steps-to-heal-leaky-gut-and-autoimmune-disease/

Harmful Chemicals in Skincare & Sunscreen

Harmful chemicals to look for in skincare & Beauty products. Please note the most harmful toxic chemicals in skin care products today and check your labels:
• Butyl paraben
• Isopropyl alcohol
• DEA (Diethanolamine)
• MEA (monoethanolamine)
• TEA (triethanolamine)
• DMDM Hydantion
• Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
• FD&C Color Pigments
• Fragrances
• Methyl Paraben
• Mineral oil
• Paraben
• Phthalates
• Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
• Butylene Glycol
• Sodium Laurel Sulfate
• Sodium Laureth Sulfate
• Triclosan (used in anti-bacterial products – VERY bad. Use grapefruit seed extract and essential oils instead)
• Othoxalation (this is a process, not an ingredient so it is not on the labels. It is used in cleansing products and very carcinogenic)
Source: Hoffman, Susan, herbalist. Skin Care Fact Sheet.

Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen
• Retinyl Palmitate
• Para amino benzoic acid
• Octyl salicyclate
• Oxybenzone
• Cinoxate
• Dioxybenzone
• Phenylbenzimidazole
• Homosalate
• Menthyl anthranilate
• Octocrylene
• Methoxycinnamate
• Parabens
• Vitamin A – as it may speed up the development of skin cancer
Look for a mineral based sunscreen, zinc oxide or titanium oxide.

Sunburn Relief Spray

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1/2 cup water
1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Blue Glass spray bottle
Directions:
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
2. Transfer to a spray bottle. Shake well before each us.

Natural Mineral Sunscreen

1/2 cup olive oil (take the 2 Tbs out of this amount)
1/4 cup Coconut Oil or fractionated coconut oil if a more lotion is desired.
1/4 cup beeswax
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
1 teaspoon vitamin E
2 tablespoons shea butter
6 drops Helichrysum essential oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions:
Mix zinc and 2 Tbs of olive oil-make a paste and set aside until very end. Make sure you get the lumps out.
Add everything except zinc oxide paste, Helichrysum & Lavender essential oil in a medium sized glass mixing bowl.
– Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat. Place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan so that the saucepan is cradling the bowl.
As the ingredients start to melt, stir occasionally to mix.
TIP: Use a popsicle stick to help stir for an easier cleanup.
Add the zinc oxide paste, Lavender & Helichrysum essential oil and stir well to mix. Using the immersion blender works best
Note: Adding additional zinc oxide will increase the SPF factor. 1 TBS equals approx 10 SPF

31 Day Spring Cleanse

No gimmicks, No products to buy, No company to join, Just a WHOLE FOOD CLEANSE
Support and guidance from a certified Health Coach
Great kick off to shed the winter pounds and get ready for summer

Why Cleanse and Detoxify?

Over the past 100 years, our environment has exploded in toxicity. Chemical pollution, nuclear pollution, chlorinated and fluoridated water, machine pollution, silver/mercury fillings, electromagnetic pollution, etc. Carcinogens and even prescription drugs are spilling into our drinking water every day. More importantly, our food supply has become largely junk! 45% of our diets come from processed foods and fast foods. Toxins and additives confuse your body. Your body sees all of these toxins as the enemy and causes an inflammatory response. Inflammation is the basis for all disease. Lower your inflammation and you lower your risk factor for ALL disease!

Truthfully, everyone is toxic. If you have any of the following symptoms, these may be caused by toxins in your body:
• Fatigue
• Depression
• Hormone imbalance
• Joint pain
• Headaches
• Weight loss resistance
• Digestive disorders
• Mood problems
• Diabetes
• Brain fog
• Fertility problems
• Skin problems
• Accelerated aging
• Excessive sinus problems

Starting Dates: March 25th kick off call, start March 30th OR
April 22nd kick off call, start April 27th

Cleanse Program includes:
3 Part Cleanse- 7 days – 12 days – 12 days

4 group calls:
Kick off phone call-Introduction to cleanse and receive cleanse program
Coaching call after 7 days
Coaching call after 20 days
Coaching call at end of cleanse

Facebook support page or private email

COST:
Group Cleanse-$50 email copy of cleanse
Individual Cleanse-$150 Bound copy of cleanse, lemon essential oil, body brush & private calls
Past paying participant to join new group-Free
Current Client in 6 month program-Free

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31 Day Cleanse




Live Like the Rich & Famous-Hire a Coach!

Who Hires A Coach?
You should hire a coach!

Sports figures, businessmen, students, people looking for a career change, people who want to be fit, those who are struggling in life, public speakers, people wanting to improve their finances, people wanting to act or sing for a living, those who need help in relationships, people who wants to improve health & wellness in their life, all hire a coach. All these people want to succeed and deserve to succeed. A coach will teach them skill for success. The world is full of coaches helping people improve their talents, personal lives and business lives. By coaching then holding the client accountable for their actions. Coaches provide a unique relationship specifically geared towards helping you meet your personal goals. You don’t have to be a sports figure or a high paid executive to hire a coach. You should hire a coach.
I recently hired a fitness coach. I am taking a class with 4-6 other people with a personal trainer, this helps keeps the costs down. I have hired a private public speaking coach to help me branch off into the public speaking world. Coaches are for support and encouragement not ridicule or belittling.

If you have, tried to lose weight, change your eating habits, have health issues, or want live a healthier lifestyle and have done great for a while then fallen off track, gone back to old habits, or don’t know where to start, you need a Nutritional Health Coach! The money you save with eating better & less medical expenses will offset the cost of a Health Coach. If you don’t think you can afford it then think about a group class similar to my gym class. Find approximately 6 people who are in a similar situation and join as a group.

Studies show people who want to be successful hire a coach. What are you waiting for? Call Pam Mills today and she will coach you into a new life of health & wellness.

Pam Mills, INHC
pam@changeforthehealthofit.com
www.changeforthehealthofit.com

503-706-0942
Set up an appointment today!

Individual Coaching includes:
6 month commitment; 12 personal visits or calls
Email, texting & phone support in between
A guided program to insure your success for health and wellness.

Group Coaching includes: Minimum of 6 people
3 month commitment; 6 group calls, 2 a month
Facebook support Page; a peer partner; private email questions or concerns.
A guided program to insure your success for health and wellness.

15 Ways to Achieve a Prosperous 2015-by Pam Mills

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When a New Year begins we tend to wish everyone a “Happy and Prosperous New Year.” The definition of prosperous is: “successful in material terms; flourishing financially; bringing wealth and success, having good fortune.”

Are we truly wishing wealth to everyone? I propose that we look at the word prosperous in a slightly different manner, one not related to monetary wealth. I would like to see us focus on a wealth of happiness, have us flourish in joy, strive for success in relationships, and obtain good fortune in spiritual blessings.

Of course we can still work hard for material wealth and riches, but if we are not kind to our fellowman and have no one to love and care about, what good is all of that material wealth? My wish for each of us this New Year is to practice being more kind to others, and then being blessed as the wealth of goodness returns tenfold.

Following are 15 ways to help you achieve a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

1. Be a more courteous driver: Let someone go ahead in a merge, let a car in that’s waiting, and use kind words to drivers on the road.

2. Be more generous: Pay for someone’s groceries, their toll, or be a bigger tipper.

3. Smile more: Smile at a stranger on the street or a car driving by.

4. Ask more questions: Ask about people you meet and be genuinely interested in their life. Ask them how they are and mean it.

5. Be kinder: Don’t talk about people behind their back and be kinder to their face.

6. Be positive: Post positive comments on Social Media. When you are speaking to others about anything use positive words.

7. Respect others more: We all have an opinion and one is not right over the other, so respect others voice and opinions, you don’t have to agree.

8. Shake more hands: When you enter a room introduce yourself with a handshake.

9. Be early: Leave a few minutes early for your destination so you can slow down and enjoy the scenery.

10. Treat all elderly as if they were your grandma: Be helpful, patient, and loving. You will be old someday so think about how you would like to be treated.

11. Be Happy: Sing in your car or dance when someone is looking. When someone asks how you are reply with words like, great, wonderful, amazing, and you will become that. Our brain believes what we say.

12. Stay in touch: If you think of a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while pick up the phone and give them a call, stop by, or plan a lunch date. Write a letter to someone that has had a positive influence in your life.

13. Give Gratitude: Be grateful for the blessings you have in your life and be sure to express gratitude to those that help you in anyway. Say “Thank You” on a daily basis.

14. Make peace with your past: Learn from the past so you will have growth for the future. Carrying the burdens of yesterday weighs down the present.

15. Love One Another: Show love to everyone, no matter the color of their skin, the country they come from or the gender they are. We are all children of God. He is perfect and He made His children in His image. We are here to have experiences, to learn, to grow, to love, and to be loved, so let’s love one another.

by Pam Mills

How To Oil Pull

How-To Coconut Oil Pulling:

1. Oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
2. Gently swish 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth and between your teeth for 10-20 minutes making sure that you don’t swallow any of the oil. Do this while showering and getting ready.
3. Spit out the oil in the trash and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water (use salt water for added antimicrobial properties).
4. Then brush your teeth as normal.
5. You can add lemon or wild orange essential oils for flavor.

For the greatest benefits oil pulling 3-4x per week with coconut oil and also adding essential oils to your mixture.
 Bad Breath- 2 drops of Peppermint.
 Toothache- 2 drops of Clove.
 Cancer Sore- 2 drops of Basil.
 Gum Disease- 2 drops of Melaleuca.
 Receding Gums-2 drops of Myrrh.
 Cavities- 2 drops of Protective Blend
 Infection in the Mouth-2 drops of Clove.
Don’t be afraid to do combinations also

Sneak Peak to Fighting Winter Bugs Class

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For Children

• Dilute 2 drops of “Respiratory Blend” essential oil in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil (e.g., olive oil, fractionated coconut oil) and massage on their neck and chest.
• Put Oregano, Melaleuca and “Protective Blend” oils on their feet (1 drop of each and apply every 2-3 hours)
• Add 2 drops of “Protective Blend” and 2 drops Lemon essential oil to a teaspoon of raw honey for cold or cough relief medicine for children.
We use “Protective Blend” daily on our family as a preventative measure to give their immune systems extra support.

Come and discover many items to get rid of that darn flu!