Why You Should Care About Magnesium

Why You Should Care About Magnesium

Magnesium is an important electrolyte that plays a part in several different processes in the body!

It’s needed for:

  • Insulin sensitivity – releases insulin, clears insulin, improves insulin resistance
  • Energy production
  • Good gut health
  • Supports Vitamin D status – you need magnesium to active and use Vitamin D
  • Important for recovery and sleep

Unfortunately it’s one of the first minerals to go when we’re under stress & I can imagine that’s the case for most of us!

This is why it’s super important to continuously support magnesium status with daily consumption! Save this post so you know exactly what foods to incorporate into your diet daily!

If you’re looking for more personalized help, set up an appointment with us for a consultation.

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Time Saving Food Hacks

Time Saving Food Hacks

Raise your hand if you value your time and money.

(These tips are sure to save you just that, trust me)

Plan out all meals for the week ahead

Ever hear the saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail? Well if you have an idea of what you’re making you’re less likely to just grab whatever out of (h)anger or frustration of not knowing what to eat for dinner. Plus, by planning out your meals you will know exactly what you’ll need from the store, saving you not only time, but also money through strategic meal planning.

Organize shopping lists by layout of store

Once you know what items you need to make your ~planned~ meals, organize your grocery list in order of the store to be IN & OUT! This way, you won’t miss an item or get distracted by other unnecessary groceries, once again, saving you time and money.

Prepare fruits & veggies ahead of time

Save some time during the week and chop up your fruits and veggies as soon as you get back from the grocery store. This way you are ready to go come mealtime! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week and thank yourself later.

Get to know your slow cooker

Slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker — throw all your ingredients together and forget about it for hours. These appliances do a great job with producing delicious meals that your family will think took hours of work to prepare (but joke’s on them).

Store individually portioned meals

Batch cook your meals, protein sources, or veggies and store in individual portions in the freezer. Pull containers out when ready to eat!

Set yourself up for success by getting intentional! If you need more help with nutrition, please contact our office to set up an appointment with our team!

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5 Ways to Pamper Mom With Some Holistic Health on Mother’s Day

As parents age, the years going by don’t have to full of aches, pains, and doctor’s appointments. They can be the Golden Years that Mom deserves! This Mother’s Day, give your mom a classic gift that will promote healthy aging, offer a foray into holistic health, and show her the value (and fun!) of a clean lifestyle at the time when she needs it most.

Tips for Making Mother’s Day a Celebration of Holistic Health

Read on to hear Holistic Healing Center’s favorite five holistic health Mother’s Day gifts that will pamper and spoil the magic woman in your life.

Hook her up with the Nutritionist

Our dietary needs change as we age, and a visit to an expert in this area can never hurt. This will raise her awareness of how clean eating impacts holistic health — such as, for example, abstaining from high sugar intake to possibly reduce inflammation. Or maybe it’s making sure that she’s getting enough antioxidants. Supporting her clean eating is a great way to support Mom as she ages – don’t just stop with the nutritionist. Get involved with her shopping, food choices, and meal preparation to provide a holistic perspective and enforce all the aspects of clean eating that you can.

Give her a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

Combining the energy boost of Reiki with a soothing vibe, Himalayan Salt Stone Massage can detoxify the body, support the immune system, and soothe areas of tension within the connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments that can undergo so much stress as a woman’s body changes. Click here for a live demonstration by Holistic Healing Center’s Dr. Nancy Alario Beliveau.

Introduce her to Anti-Aging Supplements

As Mom always used to say, “Remember to take your vitamins!” The Golden Years are a time when every nutrient on the list needs to be checked in order to make sure that holistic health is in effect. For example, herbal remedies are great for menopause and have helped many women through this topsy turvy time.

Pamper her with Organic Skincare

The skin needs tremendous care in the aging process. It is the body’s main eliminative organ, yet many of the products we use, unfortunately, are chuck full of dangerous toxins that become absorbed into our system and compromise our holistic health. Take the toxins out of the equation by visiting Dr. Nancy’s hub with Arbonne International for some great pure skincare products that Mom will love such as soaps, makeup, and hair products.

Pump her up with Positive Mindset Training

Being Mom isn’t easy all the time — so help her shake any and all blues she may encounter! As we age it is important to remember not only the health of the body but also of the mind. Attitude is everything, and especially critical when faced with difficult changes that she may not be able to control, such as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Energize her mind and revitalize her spiritual being with a positivity session such as those offered by the personal training team at our Holistic Healing Center in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

You’d like to make sure that loved ones are functioning at all optimal health all the time, and Mother’s Day is a great opportunity for a check in point. Our team specializes in Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, and Personal Training and has a full stock of healthy, pure products and supplements to pamper and spoil Mom on her special day. Reserve your Mother’s Day spot before space runs out!

Disclaimers

You should not use Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy if you have a pacemaker and should always consult with your doctor before doing this or any other intervention.

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Healing Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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Benefits of Reiki Therapy

Have you been feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? At one time or another, it happens to all of us, but you don’t have to live like this forever. One of the best ways to combat stress-overload is to turn to holistic medicine. Holistic medicine is about healing the whole person: mind, body, and soul. A variety of natural therapies can provide immediate relief, and one of the first ones I suggest to my patients is Reiki therapy.

In our fast-paced society, the effects of stress can take a physical toll, resulting in symptoms ranging from irritability and exhaustion to weight gain and illness. To combat these issues, many physicians suggest a variety of stress-relieving techniques. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep stress in check, but sometimes it isn’t enough.

Reiki is an ancient therapy that promotes healing by balancing the energy within the body. Trained Reiki therapists focus on unblocking the energy centers, called chakras, within a patient’s body. Many patients feel better after their first session, but regular sessions are often recommended to keep the chakras open and promote healing and stress relief. Reiki has been found to relieve a variety of ailments including anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and chronic pain.

In 2015, a group of scientists studied the effects of Reiki therapy on mental health clinicians who were suffering from job-related burnout. They found that 30 minutes of healing touch Reiki therapy successfully reduced the effects of emotional and physical job-related stress. To address the possibility that the clinicians’ relief was caused by the power of suggestion, they used an untrained actor who pretended to perform Reiki on a control group.

Their results? The study found that the group treated by a trained Reiki practitioner had results that were statistically significantly better than the group treated by the actor. Their study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2015 and is one of the most through studies of the therapy to date.

If you’ve been bogged down with work stress, exhausted by family issues, or suffering from chronic pain, it’s time to give Reiki a try. I have witnessed the healing power of Reiki first hand, and can wholeheartedly recommend it as a therapeutic treatment to my patients. Fight the fatigue today and schedule your appointment with our certified Reiki Therapist, located in the Holistic Healing Center office for your convenience.

Sources:

Husney, A. (Ed.). (2014, November 14). Reiki – Topic Overview. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/tc/reiki-topic-overview

Rosada, R. M., Rubik, B., Mainguy, B., Plummer, J., & Mehl-Madrona, L. (2015). Reiki Reduces Burnout Among Community Mental Health Clinicians. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21(8), 489-495.

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Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy Comes to Colts Neck, NJ

Move over, yoga and Reiki, there’s a new exotic relaxation option in town. Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy is the newest rage in holistic medicine and it’s made a splash in Colts Neck, New Jersey – of all places, at Dr. Nancy’s Holistic Healing Center. Read on to hear about how it works and why you should consider it.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with Massage

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapeutic Massage

The image to the left illustrates how Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy relieved calf tendonitis for a patient of our wellness center in Colts Neck. Minerals were delivered by applying the warm stones directly through the skin in a therapeutic massage with some detoxification massage oil and pink sea salt. Trigger point therapy was applied to the tough knots in the patient’s calf to cause release.

But the therapeutic benefit isn’t all there is to it; Himalayan Salt Stone massage is potentially beneficial for your immune system and can help purify the air in your home to possibly reduce airborne illness.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with Electric Stimulus

Himalayan Salt Stones provide a deep pressure to relax and ease tension. At Holistic Healing Center, we apply electrical simulation pads into the areas of treatment to increase effectiveness. Watch this video for a live demonstration of how this Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy has been used on a client with back pain.

The electrical stimulation is a natural pain reliever that blocks the signals from your muscle to your brain telling you that you’re in pain. So unlike a pharmaceutical pain reliever that chemically blocks those signals, the electrical stimulation is a safe, natural way to relieve pain.

If you’re tired of popping pills and want to explore natural ways to reduce stress and improve your health through holistic medicine techniques such as Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy, email drnancy@holistichealingcenternj.com or contact us for more information.

Disclaimers

You should not use Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy if you have a pacemaker and should always consult with your doctor before doing this or any other intervention.

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Healing Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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Robots to Replace Physical Therapists in NJ? Fuhgetaboutit!

Everything we read seems to attest that artificial intelligence is going to have more influence over healthcare in years to come.  Although we welcome any technological advancements, we are not completely convinced that surrendering control to machines instead of physical therapists in NJ is going to catch on anytime soon. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, by the way, artificial intelligence uses algorithms to teach machines and robots to mimic human behavior.

Here’s why we like it:  Who wouldn’t like to see a cure for cancer?  Such innovation could increase the health of the population, increase the quality of life for humanity, and relieve financial pressures burdening an already burdened system. On the other hand, we’re not quite certain that anyone other than a doctor should be rendering healthcare advice. It’s still too risky. There is a skill and intuition that excellent healthcare practitioners have that cannot be replaced by machines. Many of us can testify to the fact that to when making a critical and irrevocable decision about a human being’s health, intuition, wisdom and experience play a huge role.  Plus, how can a robot deliver bedside manner like physical therapists in NJ do?  The human element to medicine can not be replaced. And then there’s the crisis scenario. Let’s say we give the machines access to our healthcare information and then lose control of the machines.

The following examples of bedside manner illustrate we do not envision in our lifetime any robot being able to replace. For example, one of our clients has Multiple Sclerosis and as you can see from her testimonial, the kindness and care that we’ve shown her has made a remarkable difference in her treatment. We are right by her side as she fights the disease. For another of our clients who sprained his ankle so severely that he thought he would never be the same again, our bedside manner has led to dramatic improvements.  Visit our Holistic Healing Center YouTube page to hear and see more of what real bedside manner is like.  Can artificial intelligence offer the same level of comfort, compassion, empathy, and most of all can it warm the patient’s heart like we do? Fuhgetaboutit!

Any opinion on whether or not you see robots replacing physical therapists in NJ – yeah or neigh?  Comment below and let us know what you think.

Disclaimers

The information relayed by this website, such as text, graphics, images, and client testimonials, is for the public good and general knowledge. It does not substitute for medical advice of any sort. For questions related to healthcare, physical therapy, and any medical conditions, please consult a physician or qualified healthcare provider.  Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  Holistic Health Center (HHC) does not attest to the truthfulness of any of the statements contained in any customer testimonials or in any of the third party content included on this website.

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