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In modern times the wreath symbolizes everlasting life and growth.   I really enjoy wreaths and this one is particularly beautiful.  Greens, berries and different textures that really catch your eye.  Simple but elegant, it was a gift.  I wanted to share this visual gift with you and wish you a holiday season filled with heartfelt gratitude and joy.  May the new year fill you with good health, hope and optimism.  Thank you for being part of my life and I look forward to serving you again in the near future.
Peace, Love and Health,

Mary

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Dear Valued Friends and Clients,

Starting at noon today ( 11/25) through noon on Tues. (11/27) receive 20% off all products ordered through my full dispensary at FullScripts.  There are so many products to choose from beyond supplements. Listed are only some of the top selling professional quality products you can purchase from:

Pure Encapsulations  *  Metagenics   *Nordic Naturals   *Integrative Therapeutics  *Innate Response * Douglas Labs    

Ayush Herbs   *Gaia Herbs   *Buddha Teas  * Gentle Warrior  *Hylands

Dr. Haushka Skin Care    *Suki Skin Care  * Weleda Body Care    *Devita Skin Care  and more…..

Take advantage of this opportunity to get top quality products at a great price.

Go to my website  www.yourchoice4wellness.com  scroll down and click on Nutraceuticals then click on Fullscripts.  If you are not registered – it is easy.  Then enjoy your discount. You need to go through my website in order to receive this discount.

Nutrition- Lifestyle and Coaching for your Health

Also, for the month of December,  all Nutritional and Wellness Coaching of 3 or more sessions will be discounted 30%!

(You have one year to complete your sessions).  Contact me via email : wellbychoice@comcast.net 

Wishing you health and happiness during this holiday season and thorough the New Year.

Be Well,

Mary

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Remember the days of middle school biology/science?  I found the word mitochondria fun to say and loved the fact that it was a powerhouse for producing energy.  Little did I know that as I grew older that taking care of these little cellular organelles would make a big impact in my overall health- beyond “just’ producing ATP (energy).  Studies have shown that the benefits of mitochondrial health include healthy cognition(brain health) and nervous-system function. Along with cardiovascular wellness and normal detoxification. Wow!  The amount of mitochondria that exist in our cells vary.  Red blood cells have zero, where as there are thousands in liver and muscle cells. The more energy needed by a cell the more mitochondria exist, but lifestyle factors also play a part in optimal mitochondrial health.

Exercise is one of the best ways to support mitochondrial health. Exercise can shift mitochondrial metabolism to burn fats rather than glucose for fuel. High intensity workouts appear to support mitochondiral health the most, but all exercise seems to benefit and support it.

What other lifestyle practices support mitochondrial health?  Decrease exposure to damaging compounds in our water, air and foods.  Eliminate pesticides, use cleaning products that are as chemically free as possible or make your own.*  Filter your water to remove heavy metals and unwanted chemicals. Use air purifiers or add plants to your environment to improve air quality. Use natural lotions, shampoos and other personal care products that will minimize chemical exposure to your skin.  There are many simple ways of shifting to a more natural and healthy approach.

One indicator of mitochondrial health is your ability to transition easily between fuel sources, especially between glucose and fat, this is known as metabolic flexibility.   We compromise our metabolic flexibility by eating too much sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods. How would you know?  You would know by your increased oxidative stress which results in fatigue, weight gain and lack of clarity. What should you eat?  This should not come as a surprise;  healthy fats, phytonutrient rich fruits and vegetables and organic foods which reduce exposure to pesticides. There are some studies that also suggest caloric restriction and intermittent fasting to assist in eliminating  damaged mitochondria and regenerate new mitochondria.

These little organelles are seriously important. This snippet of information is exactly that – a snippet.  There is so much more to keeping these mitochondria happy and healthy and they are extremely important for cancer survivors and in prevention of disease.  Supplements have their place with mitochondrial health and if you have any questions, contact me.

In the meantime, take an inventory of your energy, your lotions, your food,water,air and make improvements where you can.  Start small and keep at it.  Your mitochondria – and energy production will thank you for it!

*All-Purpose Cleaner

Add to spray bottle and fill remaining amount with hot water.

Be Well,

   Mary

Accepting clients determined to make a difference in their health and wellness.  Contact me for a complimentary phone session.

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This past week I met with two health professionals who wanted to know what I did.  This wasn’t a type of elevator pitch situation.  This was an hour of talking ‘shop’, so to speak.  One was a physical therapist, the other a medical staff office manager both were starting to get very interested in integrated wellness.  Both thought that I basically told people how to eat in a more healthy manor.  Discussed food groups, calories, understand food labels, how to shop and how to throw together quick healthy meals. Yes, I do all those things, but more.  As a professional Wellness Coach I combine the skill of behavior change.  This means that whatever I may educate them with, there is a reason and a meaning which if they adhere to as a lifestyle, they may improve their quality of life.  When a person improves their quality of life they improve their mindset, body composition, movement, energy, joy and possibly a greater zest for life.  In general, people don’t like to change, but many people want to change. Change is not necessarily easy, but when faced with the options of choice, reduced guilt, possibilities and non judgmental approach,people will start to embrace change in a more tolerable way.

I explained that a past teacher of mine said ‘everything is everything’ – it is all connected.  How you eat affects how you think and your emotions.  How you think affects how you make choices around what to eat, how to move , how to be mindful and how you embrace your environment and those around you.  It is about creating balance.  It ain’t easy! It is a lifelong dance of creating the best steps to make you flow through life with your best foot forward.

So am I just a nutritionist, no.  Am I just a coach, no.  I am a combination of educator, supporter, cheerleader and  looking at the big picture type of a practitioner. To me it is a constant ying and yang of being mindful and aware of the choices one makes and how to practice them for the rest of your life. I suppose many years of doing what you do leads to experience and that is who I am.

How would you define yourself?

If you ever wanted to reach a little deeper or address health concerns ( think :excess gas or bloating, stress, inflammation or other), contact me to set up a complimentary phone consult to address your needs.

Be Well,

                Mary

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