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We know its that "crazy" time of year, so have kept this newsletter relatively short, don't forget we have heaps of things that would make great Christmas gifts, from a luxurious Miessence facial serum or even a gift certificate to a dazzling new Ecotanka.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY, SAFE and PROSPEROUS 2013!
So we can do this by having more flax and chia seeds in our food and making sure we consume leafy vegetables and of course the oily, cold water fish such as tuna, herring, sardines, anchovies, salmon, and algae.
Supplementation using high quality, pure fish oil is likely to be the safest, most effective way of increasing the level of Omega 3's in your tissue.
Why Nuts don't make you fat!
Nuts and seeds are an important part of a natural, healthy diet but why don't the majority of us make them part of their day regularly?
It seems we are locked into the past regards media hype over the years about fat, fat free and weight loss etc. Yes nuts do contain fats, but they also contain a whole range of other beneficial elements - and guess what, FAT IS NOT THE BAD GUY!
You will all be familiar with the term Essential Fatty Acids(EFA"S) this is a term used to described fats that our body NEEDS in order to keep healthy, thats right, if you go on a completely fat free diet - you are heading for disaster.
Along with the fat/oil that are in nuts/seeds you are also getting quality proteins and a variety of fibre, a great way to get some of these additional benefits is to add the mix known as LSA to your breakfast - LSA is a mix of ground Linseed, Sunflowerseed and Almonds in a simple 3:2:1 mixture, you can grind it your self or buy it ready made from your health store.
Fresh nuts and seeds can offer us so much, sesame is a great source of Calcium(tahini as an alternative to using butter could be good for some) Almonds have plenty of Magnesium - one of the most commonly low minerals on the planet, and then we have Brazil nuts supplying Selenium and so on.
A handful of fresh nuts is one of the easiest ways to satisfy hunger pangs when we are looking for a healthy snack to get us by rather than reaching for something sweet or loaded with processed carbohydrates such as any baked goodie.
Replacing that muffin or slice of cake at morning or afternoon tea with a selection of nuts could be just the answer to loosing some weight and gaining control over who you want to be like in the future. Remember we need a certain amount of fats in our blood and nuts can help supply this demand.
Here is an interesting article that appeared recently in the Sydney Morning Herald that talks a little more about "why nuts don't make you fat".Whats Coming Up?
This is where we keep you updated on courses run by Maximum Wellbeing as well as shows we may be attending in your region.
WHITIANGA Summer Fair.
Here is a video with some beautiful images, give yourself a couple of minutes in this busy time to just chill out and enjoy.
Products Highlights from www.maximumwellbeing.com
Keep Hydrated this Summer with elete!
If there is one product that is indispensible during summer, it would be Elete. This fantastic product will help keep you hydrated through the sunny days and give you the energy and stamina to endure
the punishing heat.
Heres a tip: Magnesium in elete is not only electrolyte team captain but is also essential for the body to
be able to process sugars, protein and fats including cholesterol. It is also important to replace magnesium that has been depleted during times of stress! For many, the silly season is a time of plenty of stress too.
So, to make sure you get through, remember to hydrate! Elete Electrolyte is here.
New Look EcoTanka's
The Ecotanka range of high quality stainless steel drink bottles that we have been using for many years have a stylish new look - Coloured Bottles, a variety of colours and they look very smart.
Sports Tanka(800ml) available in:
Here is the page to view
While on the topic of Ecotankas, until December 20th we are offering a free Kooler cover with all standard Sports Tankas(800ml). The Kooler Cover is a neoprene cover that the bottle slides into and has a shoulder strap as well. A great gift idea and one of the safest ways to transport clean. safe drinking water.
The Kooler covers come in a variety of colours. Black, Camo, Dark Blue, Red, Hot Pink, Peacock, Green, Lime Green, Purple and Gold Clay. When you order your SportsTanka just add into the notes at the bottom which colour you would like and we will include it with your order - saving close to $10!
It was out of stock for a while, but now its back and keeping our brains, hearts, joints and eyes healthy again.
Here is more info here
Health snippets(International News)
Beneficial organic food?
A clinical report published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children.
Read more here
Quinoa - (pronounced Keenwa)
On on another topic, a little info of a food we have enjoyed for many years but it seems is still largely unknown. As much as brown rice is known to be the healthy grain, there’s one even better, and that’s quinoa. Quinoa is actually a seed, but don't get hung up on semantics.
Quinoa is a gluten free seed that contains double the protein of brown rice along with greater fiber content and a lower glycemic index.
Quinoa is the ONLY grain/seed to contain complete protein and the full spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several forms, including “oatmeal-like” flakes, wholegrain and fine ground. It becomes Jelly like when soaked in water, but this actually helps to absorb and transport toxins from the gut...its a gut friendly mucilage.
Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles, or as a wholesome whole-grain, high protein side item to any lunch or dinner meal.
Sprinkle the ground quinoa on anything, it is almost top of the list for nutrition, its another one of those ancient foods that is rated as a "Superfood", so if you haven't tried it yet, now is probably a good time to start adding it into your shopping cart.
DEALS of the MONTH:This month we have a BIG range of deals to take you up to Christmas and beyond.
The BEST buy for my money would be an hours massage with Andy.
1 HOUR THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE NOW $60
(VALUE $80, YOU SAVE $20)
LIMITED PRE-CHRISTMAS OFFER
Are you stressed with the lead up to Christmas? Grab a 1 hour massage.
• GET MORE CLARITY
• TAKE SOME TIME OUT AND TREAT YOURSELF
YOU MUST ACT NOW! VERY LIMITED OFFER
Offer ends Friday 7th December 2012 at 5.00pm.
Andy has over 15 years experience. To take advantage of this offer,
phone (07) 343 6909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a one off deal and you will need to act fast. The bodywork and other techniques that she uses are often described in this way.... "its just so much more than a massage.....restorative.....rebalancing".
And the benefits for you will be many fold. You will feel better, more focused, sleep better and sooo much more. So go on, pick up the phone and do it, make a booking NOW!
CONDITIONS: Limit 1 for you and 1 for a friend, who is not currently a customer.
Close out dates 24th December to 14th January 2013, no refunds, no cash back, must be used in one visit. Must be used by the 31st of January 2013.
As usual, the products mentioned in the newsletter have $$$ OFF for December, so just click through to place your order and take advantage of the discounts on Dr Wilsons Adrenal Fatigue Book, Elete Electrolyte liquid, Hoki Mega3 fish oil and EcoTankas.
To book appointments or to find out more, please give us a call on 07-3436909, we would love to speak to you!
Yours in good health,
Gary Beck, Naturopath/Healer and Andy Pentecost, Natural Therapist/Healer