Ask the Expert: Lyme Disease

Ask Jennifer: I’ve heard you specialize in curing Lyme Disease. Is that true?

Well, ‘cure’ is a big claim! We have had a lot of success identifying hard-to-pinpoint illnesses, such as Lyme Disease, and helping clients to manage symptoms, and heal, through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

We do this by asking questions and looking at a client’s symptoms from a daily-living point of view: What are you eating and drinking? How are you sleeping? What are your stress levels?…

Then, our technology allows me to customize a program to exactly what your body needs for healing and assess your progress as we go.

Another reason I’ve been able to help so many clients with difficult to navigate conditions, such as Lyme, is that spend two or three times longer with my clients than most practitioners.

Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Cathy Logan

Ask Cathy: I see Jen for Lyme Disease symptoms. She mentioned you can get rid of, or at least help, my joint pain. Is that true?

Yes, most people who are doing a protocol for Lyme see me for ONDAMED as well. It helps with symptom relief, for sure.

One of the biggest challenges about Lyme is that it tends to hide in the body, but it cannot hide from a frequency.

And, ONDAMED uses frequencies, which is why it’s so effective!

Through the pulse and biofeedback, we can target healing for what is truly going on in your body.

Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP
Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.

you asked, we have the answers! Ask the Expert…

Jennifer Salos,

What a nice ‘fresh start’ to send you our first newsletter of the year on the first day of the year.

I’m sure you’ve noticed Wellness Is Worth It has a new look, to match our theme for 2019: Ask the Expert.

As wellness practitioners, we’re continually asked all sorts of health-related questions by our clients. We figured that many of you also have the same questions! Our goal this year is to share this valuable information within our community.

To submit your own questions (there is the option to do so anonymously…) use the Ask the Expert button below.

Answers to your questions may appear in our newsletter this year, if not you’ll receive a response via email from us. If you happen to have a question outside of the scope of our expertise, we’ll find the answer!

Look for the first series of client questions, and practitioner answers, in next week’s issue.

Happy New Year!

Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Lighter Living: Happy Holidays!

Top row (from left): Glynda, Carol, Jill, Lisa, and Patty.
Seated (from left): Cathy, Jennifer, and Katharine.
Thank you for joining us for another year of informative weekly Wellness Is Worth It newsletters! (And the opportunity to share our twentieth anniversary year with you, as well.)

In this abbreviated issue, Jennifer shares a recipe for a healthy taco skillet dinner, an easy dish this holiday week. We’ve also included our December specials: if you need a last minute gift before New Year’s (or want to treat yourself after a hectic holiday), scroll down for details.

As you know, this year’s newsletter theme has been “The Year of Lighter Living.” Our practitioners have shared a lot of great info, including how to clear as many toxins from your body as possible, as well as how to detox your home (and avoid toxins in the first place).

In our January 1 issue, we’ll reveal 2019’s newsletter theme. We think you’ll enjoy the interactive format.

Again, we truly thank you, and the rest of our loyal community of clients, colleagues and family…

… And wish you joyous holidays filled with loved ones, friends,  and happiness.

Lighter Living: 3 Tips for Truly Healthy Holidays

By: Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC

As Glynda mentioned in her article last week, there’s a lot of pressure this time of year to “do it right”…

•  Sending holiday cards (Did I miss someone? Am I mailing these too late?…)

•  Buying the perfect gift for each person (What do I get for my kid’s teachers? How am I going to do all of this on my budget? Did I find each gift for the lowest price?…)

•  Figuring out the logistics of holiday get-togethers, without hurting anyone’s feelings (Can everyone do it on this day? What time? How can we also fit in a visit to…?)

That’s just the tip of the iceberg: it’s overwhelming. It’s easy to let one negative thought or experience snowball into anxiety, or dread, that the rest of your, day, week… will be overly difficult.

Overcoming a pattern of negative thinking takes practice; you’ll need to develop your mindfulness skills.

3 Ways to Change Your Outlook

How do you adjust your mindset? Proactively build positive-thinking actions into your day. Doing so, can make all of the difference in your outlook on things, especially if you also have depression, or even just a tendency to be pessimistic (and who doesn’t sometimes?).

1) Meditate. Relax your body and mind daily; start with just 5 minutes each day and work up to 20 minutes if you can. These days, it couldn’t be easier: just search YouTube for guided meditation and try a few until you find at least one video that has a voice, and message, that resonates for you.

Find a mantra that reinforces what you already believe is true in your life (e.g., “I find the joy in all things,” “Money flows to me freely and easily,” or “I enjoy a life of ease”) and incorporate it into your meditation. Getting into the feeling place of the mantra (statement) while meditating, reading, thinking, or saying it out loud, helps wire the brain to make it true.

You’ll be amazed how much calmer and more centered you feel throughout the day. Meditation is also a great thing to do with your kids before bedtime as an unwinding routine.

2) Make a list. Create a list of good things (big and small) that happened in 2018. Think about related unexpected outcomes (the ripple effect) of those good things on your list. When you’re feeling low, read the list for inspiration!

What’s #3 on Jennifer’s list? Read more to find out!…

Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Lighter Living: Stay Balanced during the Holidays…

By: Glynda Cullen, LMT, LE

As a Massage Therapist and Esthetician, a slow rhythm and steady flow are essential for me to maintain. Doing so, allows my guests to be calm and let go. But, these qualities aren’t just important for me.

A sense of inner peace and balance is important for all of us, and you can choose to cultivate calm for yourself.

Truly, anxiety and calm each seem to have their own rhythms, as does the natural world and our modern culture. The pace of our culture, although exhilarating at times, can be frenetic.

As winter approaches, it ushers in the light of a cheer-filled holiday season. It also seems to create a more upbeat tempo with my to-do list. But, the urge to create the perfect holiday can certainly send the most centered person (even me!) into a frenzy.

How do you find the peace?

I believe the answer can be found in the slowed pace found in nature. Think of the rhythmic flow of a gentle ocean wave as it pounds the sand, then recedes, and restores itself, only to return once again. A steady coming and going, moving out and going back within.

This quote, by ancient philosopher Lao Tzu, says it all: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Cultivate a calm balance this holiday season by slowing down, connecting with nature, and finding joy in the small comforts of the season!

Glynda is a licensed Massage Therapist and a licensed Esthetician. She offers therapeutic massage and facial treatments (and after-hours appointments). Glynda is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox protocols.

Lighter Living: The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving

By: Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP

It’s that time of year again… when people run around making themselves crazy looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on their list.

I do it, too. It’s easy to get lost in the trappings versus the meaning of the season.

My kids always ask me what I want for Christmas. Some years ago, I was thinking about that and came to a few realizations.

First of all, gifts don’t need to cost a lot of money. Part of the stress of gift-giving is staying within budget; I’m not sure why we feel compelled to overspend. It’s needless, burdensome anguish.

Instead, I tell my kids to just put some thought into it. Thoughtfulness is number one in my book because, to me, it shows that you care. A beautiful photograph, something handmade, a CD with your favorite music… something they took the time to do or think about means the most.

As well, one of the most precious things you can give to anyone is the gift of your time. Sometimes all we really want is quality time with a loved one, having their undivided attention fills our souls.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life those connections can fall by the wayside. When you give someone your time, you’re showing them that they matter to you and that you care.

Make the effort this holiday season to spend some quality time with at least one person you care about. Even just visiting someone for a few hours can make their holiday special.

My mother is 93 years old. She lives two hours away, but I make it a point to visit her for the weekend once a month. The minute I tell her I’m coming she is so happy! I know all she really wants for Christmas is for me to continue to visit regularly throughout the year.

If you do have the funds, another nice thing to do is to make a charitable donation in someone’s name. (This is especially true for the impossible-to-shop-for folks on your list.) There are so many wonderful charities to support. One year, a donation was made, in my name, to the Golden Retriever Rescue. Since I have two beloved Goldens, I thought this was a fabulous gift!

So, this holiday season think outside the gift-box. Yes, it’s easier to write a check or to order something online; but, the gifts that are long-lasting are the ones from the heart.

Wishing you all of the blessings of the holiday season, and good health and happiness in the New Year!

Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.