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

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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.

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The Benefits of Pure Products

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Congratulations! You’ve made an effort to eliminate processed food from your diet, and have created and followed a regular exercise routine. Those are impressive positive changes, but you can do even more on your journey to a healthy lifestyle by using pure products. An often overlooked area for improvement is hiding in your soap dispenser, shampoo bottle, and makeup bag.

The personal care industry is booming in the United States, but there are very few restrictions on the ingredients that can be used, and many include dangerous toxins that can be absorbed through your skin.

Soaps, deodorant, makeup, hair products, and even your toothpaste may include ingredients that can pose a health hazard, and may even be banned in other countries.

Determining the safety of personal care products is trickier than distinguishing between health food and junk food, but it can be done. The first step is to become an informed consumer. Don’t assume that because a product is labeled as “natural,” or “organic,” it is. The personal care industry does not have to comply with the same regulations as the food industry, and ingredient labels can be vague or incomplete. Do your research by visiting sites such as the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database, the Organic Consumer’s Association, or Dr. Mercola’s website, mercola.com.

It is especially important to keep an eye out for sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and phthalates, as they are not safe and can be absorbed into your body. Other toxins that are frequently found in personal care products include heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and beryllium, as well as the vague ingredient, “fragrance,” which often contains endocrine disruptors that have been banned in Europe.

In your soaps and toothpaste, it is important to keep an eye out for triclosan, an antibacterial agent that is behind the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria, as well as aspartame, a known cancer-causing artificial sweetener. Microbeads, tiny plastic spheres included in many personal care products, are incredibly damaging to the environment and to the aquatic animal population as they can easily pass through our water treatment facilities.

Finally, it is important to consider the ways in which we as consumers affect the planet. Your purchases send an important message to the personal care industry, and companies listen when their pocketbooks take a hit. Whenever possible, try to purchase from companies that are careful to avoid toxic ingredients and value transparency. Also try to buy from companies that do not test on animals. Animal testing results in the suffering, death and disfigurement of countless animals around the world each year. There are many companies that take pride in their cruelty-free promise by producing pure products, and they should be supported.

I have found that the personal care pure products from Arbonne are effective, safe, of exceptional quality, and responsibly produced and distributed. If you would like to learn more about Arbonne or are interested in purchasing their pure products, the Arbonne line can be found on my website for your convenience.

Sources:

Ferrer, E. C., & Cummins, R. (April 12, 2016). Hormone Disruptors: Everyday Poisons in Non-Organic Food, Body Care Products, Water Bottles and Home Furniture. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/hormone-disruptors-everyday-poisons-non-organic-food-body-care-products-water-bottles-and

Humane Society International. About Animal Testing. Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://www.hsi.org/campaigns/end_animal_testing/qa/about.html

Mercola, J.. How Safe Is Your Favorite Lipstick? (August 31, 2016). Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/31/lead-in-lipstick.aspx

Mercola, J.. Is Your Toothpaste Loaded With Toxins? (August 31, 2016). Retrieved November 1, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/31/toxic-toothpaste-chemicals.aspx

Mercola, J.. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Facts Versus Fairytales. (July 13, 2010) Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.aspx

Environmental Working Group. Not Too Pretty. (July 8, 2002). Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://www.ewg.org/research/not-too-pretty

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A Clean Eating Primer With Dr. Nancy

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Have you been feeling tired? Weak? Forgetful? When your diet isn’t properly balanced, you can be left feeling sluggish and foggy. If your nutritional choices haven’t been stellar recently, then today is the perfect time to get back on track with clean eating!

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The Clean Living Triumvirate:
How To Lead a Healthy Life With Diet, Exercise & Pure Products

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If you would like to lead a healthy life, you need to examine your diet, exercise and the products you use on your body and around your home.

Diet

The first step towards a healthy life includes an assessment of your diet. A healthy diet should consist of whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, proteins and gluten–free grains such as quinoa, rice, corn, amaranth, buckwheat and oats. One of the best ways to keep track of your balanced diet is to have half of your plate filled with veggies while the other half is split evenly between protein and whole grains. I advise my clients to avoid cow’s milk as it can be inflammatory, and if you are vegan or vegetarian, to be sure you are getting healthy sources of protein from vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

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