Monthy Support Gatherings “Living Healthy”

front_highres_finalMonthly gatherings At Wellness Yoga studio offer education and information on topics to help you live a healthy well balanced life style.  Lets face it keeping ourselves healthy is a challenge in today fast paced life.  You probably have to move things around on your schedule to make these gatherings and that is a big commitment.  I takes time to create new habits and committing to yourself is often the last priority.  Please do not wait until you are in a health crisis.  Start today evaluate your lifestyle and plan you future health.  Start doing that now and join us on May 31 to bring it a step towards your goal.  The topic weight management may or may not be of interest to you but understand weight management is health management.

This month we are having a Pot-Luck but don’t let that scare you away.  Bring a simple salad, soup, side dish, non-GMO chips and salsa or call me for ideas.  You need to call to reserve you seat and we can discuss what to bring.  I look forward to seeing you in good health and sharing it with others as well.

This class is a continuation in our goal to offer innovative classes on various topics in order to provide clarity in the process of learning how to use Essential Oils in your daily life.  Please bring a healthy dish for our Potluck.Click the link below to find our flyer to share.


Potluck May 31

Yoga and Cleanse are spititual practices

Why should you do a cleanse?

When I am balanced, I make more mindful decisions. This relates to what I do, say, think, and even the food I choose to eat. Yoga helps set me back to balance.  A daily practice is wonderful but if you’re not there yet do what you can, sit still with your legs up the wall and take cleansing breaths.

Cleansing is a process that will reset your balance. Over time, environmental factors and daily lifestyle choices shift our balance point. The shifts may be small but over time they add up. For example, having a second latte three times per week does not seem like a big deal, or just one more glass of wine. However, over a month that turns into 11 more lattes, filled with extra sugar, calories, and caffeine. Now we have this new “normal” intake of caffeinated calories, and our bathroom scale may begin to reflect this. Wine it’s easy to get into the habit of every meal.

Doing a cleanse is a reset button physically and mentally. You reawaken your awareness of what, why, and when you are taking in anything extra that detracts from equilibrium and throws you off balance. Then, you can more mindfully choose the healthiest options to maintain your center. You make more conscious food decisions because you are simply more aware of what you’re doing.

Evolve Toward Your Highest Good

The balance equation is not as simple as simply doing what worked well yesterday. Today, we have more environmental toxicity than ever before. The speed of life inundates us with radically increased stress from daily activities. Sadly, even the nutrients in our foods are different than they were twenty years ago.

As a result, we need to reassess and keep evolving our lifestyle decisions, including exercise and nutrition. This concept of evolving toward our highest good is spiritual. Therefore, a cleanse is a spiritual practice.

Changing our yoga poses according to the day of the week, time of year, how we’re feeling is an essential part of spiritual growth. A cleanse gives us the opportunity to recalibrate. Both yoga and cleansing are spiritual. They keep you centered.

At Avenues to Wellness Yoga we practice Christ centered yoga to quiet our spirit and commune deeply with the Holy Spirit.  Join us and come to the cleanse class as well. Class is offered by Kat Wright ND on Saturday April 18 1:00-3:00.  $15.00 includes instruction and juice.  Start your spring 30 day cleanse. Your Health in Your Hands Exposing health and empowering women

Happiness Exercise – how to be happy

We’ve come to believe that happiness comes from things or events like a higher salary, or more vacation time, or a better love life. All of which IS true. But in reality, massive boosts in happiness don’t just come attaining goals like these. Happiness, mostly, comes from within.

Studies show that a simple  exercise that you can do in just 90 seconds to radically boost your happiness levels today.  It’s got to do with GRATITUDE.

“Gratitude has the strongest link with mental well-being than any other character trait. Gratitude increases spiritualism, makes us self-centered, increases self-esteem, improves your sleep, increases your energy levels.” 

Furthermore, various studies by scientist including Martin Seligman showed that Gratitude seems to impact our lives in powerful ways. People who practice this exercise report:

  • more energy
  • higher emotional intelligence
  • more forgiving attitudes
  • less depression
  • less anxiousness
  • more feelings of being socially connected
  • better sleep
  • fewer headaches

Step 1 First thing in the  morning – Sit down relax and think of 5 things I am grateful for in my personal life in the last 24 hours.  Write them down if you can.  Keep a note book next to your bed and consider doing this before your get out of bed.

Step 2 Five things I am grateful for in my professional life.

Step 3  Five things your grateful for yourself.  Love yourself your are amazing list how awesome you are, REALLY.

You  can become a lighthouse that draws others to you for love, relationship and joy. Happiness



Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) looks at health and illness—indeed, all life issues—through a special lens. It’s a point of view (POV) that’s based on timeless, unchanging natural law. Thousands of years ago, practitioners understood and practiced what has only been rediscovered in the last hundred years in modern physics: everything is about energy—everything IS energy—and this level of reality impacts the physical world we see, including our own bodies. It’s a view that has enormous implications for achieving health and true wellness, and treating health issues. iF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS PLEASE DO NOT STOP HERE IT WILL BECOME MORE CLEAR REMEMBER IF IT IS A NEW POV IT TAKES A MOMENT TO ADJUST.

Winter is drawing to a close, but with all the cold and snow, it sure doesn’t seem like it. Have you been feeling like you’re moving in two directions at the same time? Do you want to get up off the couch and yet feel like hibernating to avoid the cold? What’s going on here? Let’s look more closely at this phenomenon. We’ll start with the picture of daffodils in snow.

When winter arrives, nature enters a process of withdrawal. It’s easy to see everywhere: sap—the vital fluid of the tree—begins to descend, and the trees lose their leaves; birds fly south; the ground hardens and water freezes. Cold slows everything down. This occurs in nature and it also happens within our bodies. It’s natural law. Everything in nature enters a period of dormancy. Without this period of rest, there could never be enough energy to produce an emergence of growth in spring. This phenomenon occurs in our bodies as well! We must rest in winter so our energy can emerge healthy and strong in spring.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but true spring occurs in the midst of what we in the West consider winter. Our picture illustrates this perfectly. There’s snow on the ground—so the temperature outside is definitely cold—yet a daffodil has already started to bloom and in just a few days when the snow melts pop its there! This means a certain energy has already pushed upward and outward through the hardened winter soil to create the colorful form of the flower. This is the true energy of springtime. If you follow the lunar calendar, as Asian cultures do (and have done for millennia), spring arrives with the lunar New Year, which generally falls sometime between the end of January and mid-February. This year its March so it is a little later. So this is happening  within you as well, there is an energy moving up and outward, while the external temperature makes you want to head for shelter and hide. Ultimately, the climate will change with the incoming seasonal energy.

The  human body is a microcosm reflecting the macrocosm of the universe. The saying, “As above, so below” mirrors this insight. Your body must follow Universal or natural law as well as its own internal individual order or laws. Each season has its own energy, and this seasonal energy allows different things to change. Natural law tells us that different seasonal energies are related to different internal organs. (These relationships or connections, and their infinite correspondences, are mapped out the Five Element theory.) It’s important to know that seasonal energies greatly influence their related organ’s function.

Now, spring! The Liver is the organ related to this particular seasonal energy. As we’ve seen, this energy moves upward and outward. This means that just as the energy of the growing daffodil pushes upward and outward through the ground, so too does Liver  energy in your body. If our Liver is unbalanced, this movement can be reflected in what we feel in our bodies as springtime arrives. Our bodies are always communicating to us what’s going on deep inside. Our bodies always reflect the quality of our own internal energy. The real question is this: Are we aware and how can we decode those messages?

Here are some common Liver-related symptoms, which are really the “effects” of imbalances deep within:

  • If Liver energy rises too strongly, you can experience headaches at the top of your head, where an internal branch of the Liver meridian (energy pathway) runs.
  • The same upward current of Liver  can also cause elevated blood pressure, if it rises too forcefully.
  • Emotional swings or a feeling of irritation, anger and bad moods can have their source in unbalanced Liver Energy. The Liver is responsible for maintaining the smooth, unimpeded flow of energy  and blood, yet it also has the task of maintaining the smooth flow of our emotions. Natural law tells us that each organ has an associated emotion: anger, frustration and a stressed-out feeling relate to the Liver. So if this organ is unbalanced, you’ll definitely have a tough time managing your emotions.
  • Tendon problems can also be experienced if Liver Energy is unbalanced. The health of the Liver greatly impacts the health of the tendons, so it’s a mutual, interconnected relationship.
  • Because the eyes are the “opening” of the Liver, according to natural law, eye issues can arise if the Liver’s function is compromised in any way. Blurry vision, floaters, dry or itchy eyes, or a change in your vision can then result.
  • Digestive issues like indigestion, bloating and burping can occur, especially in springtime. The Liver has a very close relationship with the Stomach: it provides unconditional support for the Stomach and its partner organ, the Spleen. So if the Liver’s energy is too strong, it can impact the Stomach and the process of digestion.

Interested in doing something for your Liver to create true Liver health? Attend our March Liver Detox CLASS! learn to prepare spring liver cleansing and balancing foods.  REGISTER 937-298-2425  go to the culinary page for more classes and information.


Is your food making you sick Do you live in a toxic environment

Simply put, the strongest bodies are the most well-fed bodies. Unfortunately, modern diets are crammed with processed, fatty and sugary foods that considerably weaken your body, making it sluggish and less able to protect you. Your body essentially puts down its defenses. Fake foods also encourage poor decision-making by creating an addiction to certain substances.

We are offering two new opportunities to connect check out the link to our wellness education.

Most people probably live under the assumption that their place of dwelling is a safe haven from all the dangers that lurk “out there.” But little do you know that many common household products contain deadly chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive harm, birth defects and other health damage.

Call to register 937-477-2425; cell 937-477-6125 Wellness workshop, cooking, yoga, personal coaching, quantum biofeedback, spiritual and emotional coaching.

Kat Wright CEO of Frownies Beauty, Personal Wellness and Natural Skin Care formulator. Founder and CEO of Avenues To Wellness Yoga and Healthy Cooking center for self care, Author, Wellness educator having more than 30 years experience.

Kat helps others experience the blessing of an abundant life of health and wellness, as a Yoga instructor, traditional Naturopath (ND), Certified Nutritional Consultant and Certified Natural Health Professional, Raw Foods Chef, speaker, author and business owner. Alternative health advocate for over 30 years, committed to moving forward and continuing on a path of personal growth in all areas of life and supporting others commitment to do the same. A woman in progress, wife, mother of five adults, grandmother of two, committed to God, family and community.Blessed beyond measure and sent here at this time to be a blessing. Here to help you be blessed on your journey!

Living Simply

By approaching simplicity through the definition  “easily understood or done, presenting no difficulty,” it becomes more appealing. Who wouldn’t want their day to be full of ease and presenting no difficulty?



When we focus on one thing at a time, we create a much richer and more valuable experience. The more we simplify, the easier it becomes to stay centered because there are less forces pulling at us. We find clarity and the ability to make necessary change.

Begin by eliminating one thing from your  list of to do’s each day.
Second, practice being completely present to whatever, or
whomeveryou are with in the moment.

painted yoga

Our world is anything but simple. We contribute to its overwhelm by continually adding more to our plates. Even the word simple now holds a boring or blasé connotation to some. But with too much external focus, and materialistic stimulation, we lose the ability to orient ourselves and our identity becomes  associated with what we have and what we do, rather than who we are.  We grow more and more uncomfortable with ourselves and feel the need  for more achievement.  We lose sight of what we have achieved and how blessed we are.

Simplicity addresses the need to clarify ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in order to reclaim our natural state of joy.

I recently read this analogy to eating all day non stop, imagine how you would feel physically if you ate continually. The body needs time to rest between meals, to assimilate and eliminate food, so the psyche needs time to turn off  to integrate inner and outer experience. If the essence of our daily existence is a desperate effort to get it all done, constantly engaging with the next task, we never have a chance to digest and assimilate what has already been accomplished, let alone feel creative.


In our current culture, stress is at an all time high. I counsel people who feel overwhelmed, unable to keep up. This feeling   locks the parasympathetic nervous system into the production of cortisol and heightens the body’s fight,  flight or freeze response. When we run on this high, for an extended period of time, we become unable to relax and slow down, and eventually we burn out.  Our immune systems become compromised and stress-induced illnesses develop.

There  are many choice and change is not something most people like even if it means better health.

In this  over-stimulated world, choosing simplicity is one of the most challenging choices we can make – and one of the most essential. It can help us reorient our relationship to God through Christ and teach us to live what we believe, which is of course the point of  a Yoga practice at Avenues to Wellness Yoga in Centerville Ohio. By practicing simplicity, we make room for what matters most.
Join us for simple yoga check the times at the link. Lets get simple!

Family Health

Vitamin D deficiency.

I started talking to you about vitamin D3 supplementation about 5 years ago.  It is everywhere now and most of you are probably taking vitamin D3 supplements.  Just in case some of you have not decided I am reviewing.

The Institute of Medicine has endorsed the historical definition of vitamin D deficiency as a 25- hydroxyvitamin D level of less than 20 ng/mL, insufficiency as 21-20 ng/mL, and sufficiency as 30-100 ng/m L. I want my levels to be at or above 70 ng/mL, so I had myself tested every 6 months for over two years and found that it took me 6 months to get from 40 ng/mL which is low normal to 70 ng/ml which is where I wanted to be and I had to consume a daily minimum of 5,000 IU of D3 to keep it up at 70.  Even though I am often in the sun even in the winter I have the opportunity to visit tropical areas where the sunlight is greater than my home in Ohio.

It is estimated that at least 20%, if not a large majority, of seniors in the United States are vitamin D deficient, based on the 10M definition, with a high proportion of younger adults and children also likely to be vitamin D deficient. These estimates are supported by numerous epidemiologic studies in varied populations. That is why my family supplements vitamin D3 for our infants from birth.

The principal source of vitamin D is exposure to natural sunlight. Dark skin pigmentation and sunscreens with an SPF greater than 30 reduce solar vitamin D availability dramatically.

Only a few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D, such as wild salmon, tuna and shitake mushrooms, so vitamin D supplementation is added to a variety of foods in the U.S. and Canada. Since I do not eat processed foods I  supplement my own diet and the diet of my family.

Obesity is associated with reduced levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency is a problem in patients with intestinal malabsorption, including those with bariatric surgeries. Nephrotic syndrome causes increased urinary loss of bound vitamin D.

Multiple medications including corticosteroids, antifungal, HIV drugs, and anticonvulsants may  increase the risk for vitamin D deficiency.

Studies find that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of sensitization to food allergens in infants with vitamin D deficiencies and that atopic dermatitis may be more severe in infants with vitamin D deficiency. Babies with vitamin d deficiencies are more likely to be dairy and wheat allergic.  We give our nursing moms vitamin D3 and our nursing babies at about 10 days vitamin D3.  Keep you and your family strong with vitamin D3.

Are Vaccines Safe for Anyone?

I went to the Dr. with my daughter and picked up some interesting reading material. She is soon to deliver her first baby and was just getting all her health care in line. I was so pleased that she has found a primary care provider that tells the truth to his patients.  I want to share some of the information here with you.  Moms and dads must be informed so share this with any young parents you know.

By the time a child is 6-months old they are to be injected with at least 62 vaccines; at 18 months at least 87, and at 6 years at least 101 based on the CDC 2014 recommended schedules. 10 answers to the question is this safe or necessary?
1) Vaccines don’t work. Science simply doesn’t reinforce it, with outbreak after outbreak proving that vaccinated people are the most immunocompromised, and are always the ones contracting the diseases against which they were vaccinated.

Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych addresses this and many other vaccine facts in her powerful book Vaccine Illusion, which destroys many modern myths surrounding vaccination. Not only do vaccines not impart lasting immunity, but they actually destroy the body’s natural immune capacity, leaving many vaccinated individuals immuno-debilitated throughout their lives.

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn writes “Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?”
2) Vaccines have never been proven safe or effective. Every single study used as “evidence” that vaccines are safe erroneously compares side effects from one vaccine to side effects from another vaccine, effectively canceling them out. None of them compare the health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated individuals, which would be the true test of vaccine safety.

“True, scientific, double-blind placebo studies have never been conducted on vaccines to determine their safety,” explains

3) The first vaccine was a complete failure, which the industry tried to cover up. Little do most people know that the first vaccine ever produced, for smallpox, was a complete disaster. The health consequences in those who received it included syphilis and death, though a concerted effort was made at the time to cover up these outcomes and push vaccines anyway because they’re highly profitable. there are no personalized dosages a premature baby gets the same dosage as a 06-pound 6 year old.  A single vaccine given to a 6-pound newborn is the equivalent of giving an adult 30 vaccinations on the same day.

4) Vaccines are highly profitable for drug companies, which aren’t held liable for damages. Let’s face it — vaccines are a major cash cow for the drug industry. Not only are vaccine companies completely shielded from liability when their vaccines injure or kill children, but they are typically “sponsored” by government agencies that push them on families and children using outrageous and unfounded scare tactics.

5) All vaccines contain deadly chemical additives. The average pediatrician would be hard-pressed to provide package inserts outlining vaccine ingredients to their clients prior to pushing vaccines. But parents need to know that all vaccines contain deadly, neurodamaging chemicals like aluminum, mercury and formaldehyde. Many vaccines are also loaded with monosodium glutamate (MSG), antibiotics and even genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

6) Unvaccinated children are generally healthier. International studies looking at the health outcomes of unvaccinated children compared to their vaccinated peers have repeatedly shown that the unvaccinated are generally less afflicted with allergies, autism, behavioral disorders, autoimmune dysfunction and respiratory ailments. How can we tell our children to avoid drugs if we drug them through out childhood?

Concerning the flu vaccine, for instance, a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that individuals vaccinated for influenza are 550 percent more likely to have respiratory problems.

7) Vaccines cause lifelong, incurable diseases in some children. It’s one thing to have localized swelling or temporary fever symptoms following vaccinations. But if your child is one of the unfortunate ones who develops permanent nerve damage in the form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, for instance, he or she could require lifelong care and treatment for vaccine damage. If you choose to vaccinate, are you prepared to potentially have to reorient your life in the event of autism or brain damage?

8) Vaccines kill children and adults. Though young children and babies are most prone to incurring permanent harm from vaccines, adults are also at risk. One prevalent example of this is the infamous Gardasil vaccine for HPV, which to date has injured and killed tens of thousands of adolescents and teenagers.

“US children are given far more vaccines at younger ages compared to other countries,” explains, noting that vaccines are also linked to the fatal condition SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), which the medical establishment blames on genetics or child abuse in order to protect the vaccine sham.

In 1975 Japan raised the minimum age of vaccination from two months to two years.  Crib death, infantile seizures, meningitis and other infectious diseases in infants virtually disappeared.  Japan went form 17th in infant mortality to 1st.  However serious infectious diseases such as meningitis sharply increased in the two-year olds.

9) Vaccine companies can’t be sued if you or your child is harmed by vaccines. If vaccines really are as safe as they constantly claim they are, then why was the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act passed in 1986, exempting vaccine and drug companies, as well as health practitioners, from liability in the event of injury or death?

In 2011, the Supreme Court affirmed that injured parties can’t sue vaccine companies for injury or death related to vaccines.
10) Natural exposure to disease is the best vaccine. Truth be told, the only way to truly develop vibrant, lifelong immunity is to live your life as you normally would, but without injecting dead (and in some cases live) viruses and chemical adjuvants into your muscle tissue. Natural exposure to whatever diseases are lurking in the world is the only way for the body to develop permanent antibodies that will forever protect against disease. Eating fresh, nutrient-dense organic food and living a healthy lifestyle also helps boost your immune system, allowing you to overcome and develop resistance to diseases naturally.  Did God make a mistake and forget to give us the protection we need?  I think not, we are fearfully and wonderfully made, our bodies are doing amazing things to keep a healthy balance even when we put poison in them.  I have chosen to live a drug free live and consider how everything put into my body affects the whole system.  How about you?

Build Your Future Health Today

“Your Body Tomorrow = What You Put In It Today

Medical science tells us “your entire body has the miraculous ability of rebuilding itself every 10 years!”

Doctors of health and nutrition know, “Every cell in your body dies and is replaced by new cells,” Your body builds…

  • New blood in 4 months… Red blood cells live for about 4 months before they are removed and recycled by the spleen. White blood cells, by contrast, only last an average of 18 to 36 hours before they are removed. Occasional white blood cells last for up to 1 year before they are removed. Platelets, which help to form clots, only survive about 10 days before they are removed from the blood stream
  • An entire skeleton in 7-10 years/ 7-10% new cells replaced every year
  •  The cells lining the stomach last only five days. The red blood cells bruised and battered after traveling nearly 1,000 miles through the maze of the body’s circulatory system, last only 120 days or so on average before being dispatched to their graveyard in the spleen.
  • The epidermis, or surface layer of the skin, is recycled every two weeks or so. The reason for the quick replacement is that “this is the body’s saran wrap, and it can be easily damaged by scratching, solvents, wear and tear,” said Elaine Fuchs, an expert on the skin’s stem cells at the Rockefeller University.
  • As for the liver, the detoxifier of all the natural plant poisons and drugs that pass a person’s lips, its life on the chemical-warfare front is quite short. An adult human liver probably has a turnover time of 300 to 500 days, said Markus Grompe, an expert on the liver’s stem cells at the Oregon Health & Science University.


Which Of The Following Describes You?
[Check All That Apply To You.]


You’re someone who has been living an unhealthy lifestyle—and wants to “start over” with a clean slate… erase the “ghost of your body’s past”… and usher in a new healthier you.


You suffer from a chronic or degenerative disease, and are seeking complete health restoration.


You’re seeing and feeling the symptoms of “getting older”—such as aches and pains, debilitating diseases, wrinkles and saggy skin, loss of vitality, poor memory—and wish to regain your lost youth — and look and feel young again.


You’re someone in fairly good health who wants to maximize your health and well-being, slow down your aging process, and live a long life.

“Your body has the power to literally rebuild itself from the way it is today… to a brand new body tomorrow,” It all depends on the foods you ingest and digest.

Join me Saturday November 8 and 15th for dinner, cooking and lots of good information on your choices.

Call today to reserve your spot 937-298-2425

Questions 937-477-6125

Christian Yoga in Dayton Ohio

Christ centered yoga is about living your best life and finding your strength.  Your spiritual journey is part of your life and nothing but Jesus will answer the questions and provide salvation.

John 14:6  Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the light.  No one comes to the father except by me.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else; for there is no other name given to man by which we must be save.

A stronger body and clearer mind will help to enrich your journey. Stiff joints and painful feet slow your walk and make it much less pleasant.  Yoga can give you tools to release your physical and emotional pain.

Here at wellness yoga we consider Jesus the focus of our spiritual strength and only in the context of Christ centered intentional  life will we be our best.

Join us for strength building and pain releasing yoga.

Christian Yoga for Everyone

Be sure to watch this video and remember it is never too late to start.  We do gentle yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Also do private lessons by appointment.   Yoga increases you body awareness and helps you make change you have always wanted to make.  Watch this video and see how easy it is to improve balance, strength, weight and muscle mass with yoga at any age.

Some people are uncertain about the Hindu aspects of yoga.  We practice Christ centered yoga and prayer yoga. Call or email me your questions.  Dayton’s first Christian yoga.  At wellness Yoga we will start where you are.  937-477-6125

Please Don’t Drink Your Milk Dairy From Cows or Soy Formula

Researchers: “Soy Formula Not Safe For Babies”

dairy173x115On March 19, 2014, Newsmax Health ran an article that should be read by all mothers with infants, who are considering putting their children on a formula in place of mother’s breast milk.

Here is an excerpt from that article…

Soy based formula should not be given to infants. It is not a healthy substitute for breast milk. . . . soy is associated with thyroid abnormalities and hormonal problems, as well as multiple vitamin and mineral imbalances.

Soy formula contains many harmful substances not found in mother’s milk, including phytates, phytoestrogens, protease inhibitors, allergenic proteins, and aluminum.

Researchers reported that infants fed soy formula ingested a whopping 28 to 47 mg of isoflavones (phytoestrogens) – the estrogen-like compound found in soy.

The researchers wrote, “The daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant formulas is 5 to 11 [times] higher on a body-weight basis than the same dose in adults.”

It has been estimated that infants fed exclusively soy formula received the estrogen equivalent of five birth control pills per day. . . .

Citing this unnatural concentration of isoflavones, Dr. Blaylock tells us that female toddlers who were fed fed soy formula as infants can (and have) developed pubescent breast buds as young as 2 years of age.

This is important because many dairy allergic children are given soy.  If you have an infant who cannot tolerate dairy and you are not nursing (the best option) you must work with a qualified nutritional expert.  No soy or grain beverage from the health food store supplies enough nutrition when that is the only food source..

That said if you are nursing and after the child (toddler) is consuming solid foods the rice, or nut milks on the market are a great option to dairy and soy.  There are so may great options out there now.  But do  NOT rely on beverages as your nutrition for children .  They need concentrated nutrient dense carbohydrates, and protein, with lots of veggies to get  their vitamins and minerals.  If you are eating nutrient dense foods it will be easy to get your young child to eat nutrient dense foods as well.

Your family is what you eat because they will follow you.  Chose wisely today for the future generations.

Centerville Yoga and Wellness classes


Abdominal strengthening, conventionally emphasized for back health, is important, but on its own is not enough to protect the back from injury. Nor is low-back strengthening. Back problems involve the whole body. Many factors can contribute, including tight or weak muscles, poor posture, emotional stress, and limited range of movement in the peripheral joints (shoulders and hips). In other words, no back problem can be isolated from the functioning of the rest of the body. Unlike traditional back care exercises, which isolate the parts of the body to be stretched or strengthened, yoga postures integrate and benefit the whole body. By lengthening connective tissue, expanding range of motion and improving posture, yoga can protect against back injury. Start your yoga practice today, join a class.

Worship-Refresh-and Strengthen! Life is hard…yoga is Easy!


Avenues to Wellness Culinary Institute TEACHING YOU TO PREPARE PLANT BASED NUTRITION, MACROBIOTICS, OR RAW FOODS; was founded by Kathy Wright in 1982 on the principle that what we eat significantly affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Understanding that each individual reacts differently to food, we know each of us will thrive on a unique diet.
There is no one perfect food or dietary regimen that works for everyone. There are principals to make healthy choices.
If your doctor has told you to eat more veggies, this is for you, if you are vegan and you are at a loss for what to eat this is for you, and if you fall anywhere in between these dinners and classes will enhance your understanding of foods and how to prepare them to support your commitment to health.  CALL OR EMAIL Kat Wright 937-477-6125

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Lifestyle diseases

Do you know how the medical profession categorizes many of the conditions that afflict us?  Lifestyle diseases.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes these all are considered lifestyle diseases because they are a by-product of the way we live and most importantly, what we eat and drink.

So the message is clear…..change your lifestyle, change your chances of falling prey to one of the lifestyle by-products.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not an easy thing to do.  We have to make a living. We have family responsibilities.  Things just need to get done! The by-product of doing what we love may well be elevated stress and tension.  With life being what it is in the 21st Century, stress and its cohorts aren’t easily avoided.

What we eat and drink ……that’s another story.  We do have choice.  Every time we open our mouths, we have complete control over what gets dropped into them.

What is Acidosis? FREE wellness seminar Saturday at 2:00pm Avenues to Wellness Yoga

FREE but you must register call me at 937-477-6125

Perhaps you’ve already moved “to the other side.” You watch your diet.  You exercise regularly.  You’re very careful about what your eat and drink.  When it comes to your body, you live a very “green” lifestyle.

In either case, there’s one question that still must be answered:how do you know what you’re putting into your body is best for your body?

Lets Start with some thing easy, like water.  We all know how important it is for our bodies and how healthy it is to keep properly hydrated.

Drinking water is a popular thing to do…just look at the choices that are in bottled varieties; spring-sourced, fruit-flavored, vitamin enriched.  What do all bottled waters have in common? They are all acidic when tested for their pH value.  This makes them agents of oxidation, carriers of those pesky free oxygen radicals.  LEARN HOW TO CHANG THE PH TO ALKALINE

FREE wellness seminar Saturday at 2:00pm Avenues to Wellness Yoga

FREE but you must register call me at 937-477-6125

Four easy, natural immune system promoters

Four easy, natural immune system promoters

Surely you know about vitamin D3. Ignore D2. It’s toxic. And don’t trust pharmacy store vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is a pre-hormone that kick starts your immune system if you have enough in your blood stream.

If you’re not getting a lot of direct sunlight on exposed skin for your body to manufacture it, you need to supplement it liberally enough for your D3 blood count to be high.

For me  4,000 to 10,000 IU supplement doses did the trick. But getting a vitamin D3 blood test from a health practitioner who understands vitamin D3’s real story. It took me about 6 months to get my levels to the high normal range and I am in the sun often.

Improve lifestyle and diet by avoiding processed foods that contain toxic additives, oils, sweeteners, and GMOs. Include generous amounts of raw garlic with your organic foods. Hydrate often with purified non-fluoridated water. If you can get real spring water, that’s perfect.

Get plenty of quality sleep and stress less. Make sure your bedroom doesn’t allow any light into it. Keep electronic and EMF devices away from your bed. Meditation, laughter, and mild exercise help handle stress.

Most important drink Kangen water high Alkaline, micro cluster water with an ORP number of -700 or more.  If you would like to learn how to implement  these proactive steps join me October 5th and 26th for a wellness anti-aging boot-camp.

Essential oils

If you have never used essential oils you are in for a treat. There is so much to know and many ways to use these gifts from God. First I want to let you know there are different grades of oils. Only use therapeutic grade essential oil. everything I say is only true of therapeutic grade. I purchase all my oils for Young Living Essential oils if you have been using oils and getting the results you are looking for you probably purchase from them. I used to try to use other oils without getting the effects I was looking for I thought they we nice to smell. That is not it.

Essential oils can quickly penetrate the skin and within 20 minutes effect every cell in the body. That is pretty good considering they can increase oxygen and stimulate the immune system.

Tet’s talk about frequency. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy everything has a frequency. The human body has a frequency of 62 to 68 MHz when it is healthy. The lower the frequency goes the more susceptible to disease we are. Smelling a cup of coffee lowered the frequency of a 24 year old male in one research study done to 58 MHz in 3 seconds. He then removed the coffee and inhaled an aroma of essential oil. Within 21 seconds, his frequency had returned to 66. A second 24 year old male took a sip of coffee and his frequency dropped to 52 MHz no essential oils were used and it took 3 days for his frequency to return to normal.

Everything we eat and drink has an effect on out health. Essentials oils are what they call heterogenetic; meaning they are very diverse in their effect and can perform several different functions. Synthetic chemicals are exactly the opposite they can perform only one action.

Anxiety, Stress Tension: Valor, Lavender, Peace and Calming, Frankincense
Bruises: Lavender and PanAway
Cigarette Smoke: Purification
Concentration: Peppermint, lemon
Immune Support: Lemon, thieves
Headaches: Peppermint, lavender, and Valor
Sleep Disturbances: Lavender, Peace& Calming and Valor

The AMA determined if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they could cure Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In June of 1994 it was documented by the Medical University of Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria that susquiterpenes have the ability to go beyond the blood brain barrier. High levels of sesquiterpenes are found in essential oils of frankincense and sandalwood, they help increase the amount of oxygen in the limbic system of the brain particularly around the pineal and pituitary glands. This leads to increased secretions of antibodies, endorphins, and neurotransmitters necessary for healthy cellular function.

You can get better prices from a referal code number my member number is 1093066. I use so many of their products I love the smell of my body wash, shampoo and toothpaste all the while I am getting the frequencies that balance my health. If I feel run down I drench myself in oils. I will continue to update you on what essential oils can do for us.

Key Points About Young Living Essential Oils
1. Essential oils have been used since early-recorded history to support health and wellness. The ancient Egyptians used many essential oils as medicine, and their recipes are recorded in the hieroglyphics. There are 188 references to the use of essential oils in the Bible. Today, essential oils are considered by many to be the leading edge of natural medicine.
2. Essential oils have been documented, through research to be anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, immune supporting, regenerative. They are relaxing, uplifting, enhance clarity of thought, and support emotional well-being, Each essential oil contains several to several hundred different kinds of molecules, each of which offers benefits in promoting good health, healing, and regeneration. The more oils we use, the healthier we get.
3. They can be applied to the skin, diffused in the air, added to bath water, added to food and drinking water, and the doctors in the European medical community prescribe oils to be taken internally, in addition to or in place of pharmaceutical medications.
4. When essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed easily, and are carried by the bloodstream to every cell in the body within minutes. They increase oxygen uptake, enhance absorption of nutrients, enhance longevity, and help our bodies detoxify. By simply inhaling therapeutic grade oils, we can uplift our mood and increase our feeling of peacefulness and well-being.
5. Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts. A single drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils on the market. The amount of plant material required for distilling explains why some oils are more expensive than others. And yet, since we only use a small amount of essential oils at a time, even oils that are expensive are often considered to be very economical.
6. Historically, essential oils have been used as food flavoring, in air fresheners, veterinary preparations, and for other industrial uses, so the quality of the oils was not important. Today, when using essential oils as a natural support to health and wellness, purity is absolutely critical.
Since 95% of the world’s essential oils are created for industrial use. Many of the oils found on the
market, even in health food stores, are of low quality.
7. Young Living Essential Oils is a company dedicated to producing the finest quality essential oils in the world, supporting health and wellness at all levels. They are powerful, safe, and non-toxic.
8. Young Living also produces leading-edge essential oil enhanced supplements, food products, and personal care products, which are unsurpassed in their quality and effectiveness. They are leading the way in restoring health and wellness to our families and to those in our communities.
9. Therapeutic grade essential oils may be the most profound health support of our lifetime, capable of changing healthcare as we know it. Using therapeutic grade essential oils and oil-enhanced products every day will help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives! And sharing Young Living with others has the potential of changing our world in remarkable ways, within our lifetime.
10. You can order the oils at wholesale prices and save 24% And you can save even more money

by being on the Essential Rewards program where you order products every month and you get points that can be used for free products. Would you like to place an order? It only takes a few minutes.


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Acid/Alkaline Body Health

Understanding Acidosis

Overview: What is Acidosis?

Acidosis is an abnormal increase in the acidity of the body’s fluids.

We are born with in a slightly alkaline body. We have optimum health with a slightly alkaline body. Unfortunately, our bodies are acid generating by function. And in order to protect itself from an overabundance of acid waste, it will do all sorts of things to keep our blood at a 7.35 to 7.4 pH level, including things that eventually do a lot of harmful damage over time.

We live in a world where acidosis is at the root of many health problems, diseases, and illnesses. Acidosis happens when the body has more acid than it can effectively process. Many people seeking relief from symptoms of chronic conditions and are not aware of where these symptomatologies  originate. In each case, they stem from an increase in the amount of acid in the body. Such conditions include

·         arthritis

·         arteriosclerosis

·         cancer

·         diabetes

·         emphysema

Acidosis is so common it is assumed to be normal; however, it is most definitely not what our bodies need to be normal. Acidosis is the forerunner of most, if not ALL, chronic degenerative diseases, including:

·         arthritis,

·         cancer,

·         diabetes, and

·         heart disease.

These particular diseases are so prominent in our society that they are considered an epidemic here in the US.

Acidosis is also linked to our mental and emotional state of mind. Did you know that negative thoughts can lead to creating more acid due to speeding up our body’s metabolic activity? Our negative thoughts can become such an acid waste factory, that even when eating the right alkaline foods will not be enough.

In fact, the more acidic we become, the more unpleasantly negative, defensive, argumentative and depressed we become. People who are suffering with these attitudes on a chronic level are most certainly in some degree of acidosis. If those things are bad enough, acidosis corrodes arteries, veins and heart tissues. It is not surprising that the number one cause of death in the USA is heart disease. Many people who eat low fat diets and maintain a healthy lifestyle, still have high cholesterol. This is due to the true enemy of high cholesterol being the pH levels in the blood.

Stay tuned for  more on this important topic and attend Saturday at 2:00 pm free Acid/Alkaline seminar.

Anti-aging lifestyle steps

Do you want to  get healthy and stay healthy? What does it take to maintain health? In his ground-breaking research, world-renowned biochemist Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg said  alkalinity has a key role to play in achieving better health. Warburg found that all forms of unhealthy cells are characterized by two basic conditions: high acidity and lack of oxygen. In fact, alkalinity implies higher concentration of oxygen molecules, according to Warburg. He explains that when water molecules split, “if there is an excess of H+, [it] is acidic; if there is an excess of OH- ions, then it is alkaline.” Lack of oxygen is a very serious and dangerous environment for a cell. Even if you deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for just 48 hours, it may become damaged.

For better health, Warburg insists that cells need an alkaline environment. Since unhealthy cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, they cannot survive in an alkaline environment. This is why it is crucial to consume an alkaline diet with negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential).

August Anti-aging Boot-camp will show you how to keep the body alkaline with diet, breath, and beverages.  Health is intentional, take action to create a lifestyle of health.  Healing Herbs and spices

Anti-aging Yoga

Yoga Benefits all ages.  

Yoga isn’t just for the young and strong. Many people turn away from yoga because they think they will not be able to do many of the poses, that they will not experience the benefits if they don’t twist into a pretzel. What you don’t realize is that yoga is noncompetitive, and poses can be modified to meet each person’s individual needs. You may never look like the front of Yoga Journal, but you can still experience the benefits of yoga.

Many of the symptoms often suffered from as we age can be alleviated by practicing yoga. The gentle postures of yoga, coupled with relaxation breathing, work to reduce stress, fatigue, and inflammation, while also reducing the risk of fall related injuries.

Yoga Benefits of Increase Flexibility and Stability

Those of you who have practiced yoga before know that yoga gently increases your flexibility while helping to improve your stability. The more flexible and stable you are, the less likely you are to fall as you age. I have many 75+ year young friends that are no more likely to fall than I am at 58.

Yoga Benefits to Sleep Habits

If you suffer from poor sleep, yoga may be able to help you better relax and sleep longer. Yoga poses are designed to bring your awareness inward to relax you mind while stretching and relaxing your body. A relaxed mind and body will drift off into sleep more easily and will result in a more sound sleep. Improved sleep helps to reduce fatigue and mental stress related to lack of sleep.

Yoga Benefits to Mental Health

Stepping onto the mat is a time to be focused on only you.  It’s a time to forget about your day-to-day responsibilities and to focus your attention inwards. Focus on your breath and notice how your body is feeling. Taking time from your day to focus on your inner-self will help alleviate the stress of daily living. Alleviating stress will enhance your mood, reduce inflammation and slow weight gain.


Your Amazing Immune System

Your Amazing Immune System


Do you take any of these drugs on a regular basis?

  • Aspirin/Pain medication
  • Cold medicines
  • Allergy medications
  • Antibiotics

Ask yourself why would you take these artificial chemicals into your body? Is it because you lack a strong immune system or because you’ve been told you have to take drugs to stay healthy?

Your body actually has an amazing ability to protect itself from harm through the natural immune system. When your body is healthy, your immune system can defend itself against millions of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins. When you are run down, you may believe that pills are the only answer. This is a socially accepted norm that many people resort to. But it’s not always the best option.

What’s Inside That Medication?


Take some time today to read through the ingredients in your medicine cabinet. You’ll most likely find a long list of complicated words that are difficult to pronounce. Although they may sound very scientific, you will be left with no better understanding of what is actually in the pills you are taking.

The truth is that many medications can actually cause adverse side effects in the human body. Listen to television and radio commercials and you will most likely start hearing advertisements for lawsuits about previously acceptable medications that have caused serious problems.

Your Body’s Natural Defense – Hydration

Healthy Family

Staying hydrated and boosting your immune system naturally is a safe method to staying healthier. Water has no known side effects. Access to clean; pure water is convenient when you have an Enagic® water ionizer. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to boost your immune system, when you:1

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of clean water daily.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Wash your hands frequently and cook meats thoroughly.
  • Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.

How Can Kangen Water® Help?

Kangen Water

Kangen Water® is a better choice for hydrating your immune system. Your immune system can have a fighting chance of working properly when the fluids your body needs are at adequate levels. There are far too many people experiencing health issues due to poor hydration and exposure to harmful chemicals. Doctors at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic recommend drinking 8 to 9 cups of water daily for health. Furthermore, “water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues”.2 There are so many reasons to stay hydrated with clean water, too numerous to list in this newsletter alone!

So stop relying solely on man-made medications to perform the tasks of your immune system. Drink Kangen Water® every day as part of your regimen for natural wellness. You’ll be amazed at the results!

Drink Kangen Water® and Enjoy a Healthy Life!  Water Demo July 20 at the Anti-aging Boot-camp

Watch video on Why Kangen

What are the Side Effects of Fast Foods?

What are the side effects caused by fast foods?

Could it be Migraines?

Turns out chemical laden processed foods can trigger migraines. The chemical soup in most fast food meals can be a toxic overload.  What you may not know is that the quick meal is loaded with things like nitrates, artificial sweeteners and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Nitrates are added to many fast foods in order to protect from certain bacteria and to give meat a cured taste and MSG enhances flavor of food and stimulates the taste buds and the nervous system, which can lead to pressure in your brain.

Could it be Depression?

Eating sugary and fatty foods regularly usually means you aren’t eating foods that give you nutrients that are essential for mental health, like antioxidants, folate and Omega-3’s. Without enough of these, you can experience symptoms of depression. So when you fill up on fast food you miss out on nutrient rich foods.

Could it be Decreased Sex Drive and premature aging?

Fatty foods can trigger biochemical changes that can cause libido, sperm count and ovulation to take a dive.  This affects even moods and weight gain and increases cellular aging. Your body gets older that the number of years you have actually lived.

Maybe Food Addiction?

High levels of fat and sugar can cause blood sugar levels to spike and crash, leading you to need even more in order to just maintain any balance. Eating chemical laden fatty food makes you need more to feel the high of the spike and that is an addiction.


Many people justify eating fast food because they had a lighter meal earlier or because they have a fast metabolism. Fast food will slow your metabolism and leaving your feeling sluggish and nutrient deficient. Plan ahead and learn how to have nutritious delicious foods available.  Check out Avenues to Wellness ANTI-AGING BOOTCAMP and learn to slow your cellular aging, make life healthier and happier.

Weather you live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area or travel from out of town this one day workshop will answer your questions and get you on the path of empowered health.


Health Coach Dayton Ohio Why?

Why would you want a health coach in Dayton Ohio? Do you know how women get to a place in their lives where they want to recreate themselves and their future?  A health coach can help you clarify your desires and goal and put together a plan to live by; then help you implement the plan.   If you want to release a little extra weight and keep it off, if you want a career change, get your life organized or release an emotion you are not enjoying; health coaching can help.

Like anything else life works better when there is support and training in place; who trained you for this season of your life.  At 58 I have lived an intentional life with a coach and mentor along the way.  I have changed my role models and evaluated my situations sharing with a woman who understands and know how valuable this is.  I have had the privilege of coaching some women who are 20 years + my age, as I was able to help they with a specific issue they contributed to my understanding of life’s stages and turns.

Women are amazing, intelligent and an important part of the community as a whole at every age. As a woman you matter to your family, friends, work place and neighborhood.  If you don’t feel like this is true about you sharing will help you breakthrough what is stopping your greatness.  As a matter of fact you must become what you were intended to be.  You have a role only you can fulfill.

Come into your greatness, create, organize and build the life you always wanted today.  Call me let’s work out a plan for your personal support.  Carpe diem; seize the day!

Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite.  Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance.  Everyone is just waiting.  ~Dr. Seuss

Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. ~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant

Go for it now.  The future is promised to no one.  ~Wayne Dyer
Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.  ~Braveheart
As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.   Let me help you be who you always wanted to be; be your beautiful self.  Call me 937-298-2425 or email  today!

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Cancer Causing Choices you may be making every day.

Acrylamide is a nasty chemical, known to damage chromosomes, increase oxidative damage in tissues, injure nerve cells, and to be a low-grade carcinogen.   Cancer, heart disease, food that kills

When you bake, fry, or roast any starchy food — whether potatoes, bread, French fries, crackers, cereals, or cookies — you will inevitably create acrylamide. It is important to learn to eat healthy without baking or frying foods.  Read on.

Note: Aldehydes and peroxides are also produced by frying foods and are carcinogens. Likewise, these should be avoided as much as possible.

Browning is the problem, as food browns during frying or baking, you are watching acrylamide being produced. Heavily overcooking foods produces large amounts of acrylamide, as does microwaving.

In July of 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration released the results of its latest research on the acrylamide content of common foods.

The top 20 foods by average acrylamide intake by the U.S. population are as follows:

  1. French Fries (made in restaurants)
  2. French Fries (oven baked)
  3. Potato Chips
  4. Breakfast Cereals
  5. Cookies
  6. Brewed Coffee
  7. Toast
  8. Pies and Cakes
  9. Crackers
  10. Soft Bread
  11. Chile con Carne
  12. Corn Snacks
  13. Popcorn
  14. Pretzels
  15. Pizza
  16. Burrito/Tostada
  17. Peanut Butter (made from roasted peanuts)
  18. Breaded Chicken
  19. Bagels
  20. Soup Mix

What’s The Healthy Alternative?

The only way to eliminate acrylamide from your diet is to eat exclusively raw, steamed, and/or boiled foods. You see, acrylamide cannot be created by boiling. And very few uncooked foods contain detectable amounts.  Baking and frying  a high percentage of your foods can lead to problems even if the food starts out as quality foods.

Salads, soups and stews are the best way to eat nutrient dense foods.  However, you’d have to avoid all baked foods. If that’s not realistic for you, here are some practical steps to reducing acrylamide formation in your food:

  • Toast bread to the lightest color possible.
  • When cooking your food: steam it, boil it, or make soups and stews.
  • Avoid using the microwave, especially when cooking starchy foods.(Never use is the best advice here)
  • Don’t eat fried and processed foods.
  • Ask restaurants to serve you hummus, falafels, or beans on a bed of Romaine lettuce, instead of wrapping them in a sandwich, bagel, or burrito.
  • Replace bread by wrapping your sandwiches in the fresh leaves of collard greens, chard, Napa Cabbage, or bok choy.
This may look healthy but it is not!!

Special Note: Cigarette smoke is also a major source of acrylamide as is coffee.

Sonshine Food Bag needs in Germantown

Some of the children receiving the bags of food do not have adults with them during the day so the items need to be easy to open single sizes get creative,  You may buy enough for 10 weeks  bring them as you see fit.  This is not going to be monitored you know how important children are.

Marconi and cheese cups

Ravioli small cups

Pears, peaches, Mandarin oranges

Pudding cups

Fruit bars

Granola Bars

Peanut butter, small jars

Tuna small cans pot top lids



Single size cereal boxes

Instant oatmeal individual packets

small cans of vegetables with pop top

Cereal Bars

Juice box

Ramen noodles

Soup, pop top

Peanut butter crackers

Microwave popcorn

Hot coco packets

Pop tarts

Toaster waffles


Take Your Yoga off the Mat

Take your yoga off the mat. yoga off the matt

Asteya, is a Sanskrit word used in yoga teaching that means “non-stealing”. The Bible says thou shall not steel.  I’ve also seen interpretations of it meaning, “non-devaluing”, and I think both speak to the true meaning behind the word. Beyond taking something that isn’t ours, stealing can also be negative self talk, gossip, etc., anything that may “rob us of the potential for joy, growth, and expansion.” Watch yourself this week and notice the moments when you may not be seeing others clearly, or talking negatively to yourself. What are you stealing? Exodus 20:15  “You shall not steal.

Ahimsa, is translated as non-harm, or non-injury. Ahimsa is not only toward others but also toward ourselves, and often time the most harm we cause is to ourselves. Notice when you are over-committing, or pushing yourself beyond your physical or emotional limits. Learn how to be kind to yourself and set barriers that keep you safe.

Proverbs 3:29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor ·  Leviticus 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. ·  Matthew 19:19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’·  Matthew 22:39  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:38-40 ·  Mark 12:31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ·  Mark 12:33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”·  Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Daya means compassion. We tend to think of generosity, yet at the same time we easily get agitated when someone takes our parking space or cuts in front of us in line. Practicing compassion means recognizing you don’t know if they realized what “harm” they caused you (and was it really harm?). You also don’t know what it is that they are going through, or what their story is. Instead of passing a glare, try a smile and see how much further it gets you. All of the above scriptures are relevant to this.  The Bible and yoga are in place to assist you in right living.

Take your yoga off the mat.  Get into a yoga class too! Check out the schedule here


Yoga can help your skin!

Skin conditions associated with stress.

Do you break out in hives at the prospect of visiting your mother-in-law? Yoga, stress reduction,

Do you sometimes find yourself in a cycle of nervous scratching and itching when

you’re in a high pressure situation?

Do you get acne on the morning of an important presentation? Chances are, these skin conditions are all related to stress.

Why Stress Makes You Itch

In moderate doses, stress — the pressures of work, family life, change — drives your emotional engine. But when pressures mount and you get anxious, your body goes into high gear to cope. Stress causes your body to release powerful hormones that upset the balance in your body, affecting many organs, including your skin. There’s a long list of skin disorders that are at least partially related to stress. In many of them, pruritus — the medical term for itching — is a primary symptom. Scratching can cause a mild skin disorder to persist and even get worse. And, stress sufferers are especially prone to nervous scratching.

Acne — Not Just for Teenagers

Acne is another common response to stress. You may have thought you left acne behind with your teen years, only to have it reappear as your career–and your own teenage children–make increased demands on you.

Don’t Touch!

The most important thing to do with most of these skin conditions is to keep your hands off of them. Avoid scratching or touching the lesions. Try relaxing in a warm — not hot — bath with baking soda or oatmeal added to the water. Cortisone ointments, oral antihistamines, and even antibiotics are helpful for some conditions, but see your doctor before treating yourself. A skin condition can be a sign of allergy, infection, or other illness that needs special treatment.

Do Something About Stress

If you have other stress-related disorders, such as upset stomach, heartburn, high blood pressure, or insomnia along with your skin condition, there’s a pretty good chance you could use some stress management training. One of the specialties at Avenues to Wellness is stress reduction.   We use quantum biofeedback,  and techniques such as yoga, meditation, relaxation, deep breathing, and communication skills really do help you cope with stress.

Stress-Related Skin Conditions

  • Neurodermatitis – itching, thickened patches of skin, scratch marks
  • Acne – blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts on face and shoulders
  • Psoriasis – dry red patches of skin covered with scales
  • Lichen planus – itchy reddish-purple patches on wrists, legs, torso, genitals, mouth, and lips
  • Hives – red, swollen extremely itchy welts on skin
  • Over-treatment dermatitis – redness and sensitivity as a result of too-vigorous treatment of a skin disorder



The Milk Lie

Despite the consumption of dairy foods, which are famous for their rich sources of calcium, there has been a widespread calcium deficiency in the U.S. for more than two hundred years. We are a nation of calcium deficient diseases, yet we continue to tell people to drink their milk. If milk is the solution to the calcium issue, why do we have a calcium deficiency epidemic? The truth is that we are not deficient in calcium; we are simply unable to absorb the calcium we consume.


Milk is not a good source of absorbable calcium; its calcium is bound by phosphorus, as well as in a poor balance with magnesium and potassium, which are necessary for calcium absorption, so only twenty to thirty percent of the calcium in milk is usable by the body. Milk protein also accelerates calcium excretion from the blood through the kidneys. The issue is not only how much calcium is consumed but rather how many other things in the diet interfere with the calcium absorption, or put a higher demand on calcium needs.

Many, many factors increase the need for calcium: soft drinks, sugar, high protein foods, alcohol, caffeine, some drugs, and foods high in oxalic acid (like potatoes, tomatoes, and cooked spinach). Elimination of these problem foods and the addition of magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamins D and K have been proven over and over to help with the problem of calcium deficiency. You will see much more about vitamin D in the news soon. Do you know we did not even have a test to check blood levels of vitamin D until 1997? There has been much revealing new information about vitamin D. The system our bodies use to make vitamin D is one that we go out into the sun and make thousands of units of cholecalciferol, which the liver then turns into 25(OH). Our organs then make a steroid hormone called 1, 25-D, which helps regulate genes in every organ of the body. One of those important functions is calcium absorption.

We need to think about this for a minute, since science now tells us it takes twenty minutes of full body exposure to make the amount of 1, 25-D our bodies need each day.

We can get Vitamin K, magnesium, and phosphorus from our foods, but what about the vitamin D? On top of the fact that we do not have the time in the middle of the day in our culture to get that sun exposure, we have actually been told to cover up and hide from the sun. For the sake of staying on the calcium topic, does it make any sense to keep upping calcium without getting vitamin D? It may seem impossible to get enough calcium rich foods into the diet, but that is because we are used to processed fast foods, and we are not getting results by just adding calcium supplements. Instead of using homogenized, processed products as our calcium source, we could think of these foods as the poisons they are and avoid them as if our lives depend on it, because they do. I have not consumed homogenized, pasteurized cow’s milk products for over thirty years; the milk I did consume for a time was raw milk, and I found as research shows, even though it has enzymes to assist in digestion, it is a stress at the least on our digestive systems. If you have any digestive or skin issues, even though there may be slight benefit to some to consume these cow milk foods, you should eliminate even raw cow’s milk products from your diet. Research points out to us the addictive nature of cow’s milk sugar and fat. The only way you will know is to eliminate this food for at least three months. If it is the only thing you eliminate, you may not see the results I am expecting. This can be a stubborn addiction for many of us.

Hot Yoga

NEW yoga Class Avenues to Wellness Yoga

Wednesday at 5:15 watch for date

Hot Yoga is popular! Why?

1. Flexibility: No, you won’t be forced into contortionist positions. The heat will allow you to safely reach new levels of personal flexibility in beginner’s postures, which is therapeutic for your body (see number seven).

2. Strength:  This yoga is low impact and uses muscles you didn’t know you had—

3. Breath:  With the added element of the heat, you won’t make it far if you don’t breathe deeply! If there is no breathing, there is no yoga. It won’t take long before you learn to breathe in a full and controlled manner.

4. Cardio: Your heart can work the same way doing yoga postures in a heated room as it does when running a mile, and you never even leave your mat. Particularly in postures when you are balancing and contracting your muscles at the same time. A 90-minute class can burn up to 1,000 calories.

5. Detox: The heated room helps you to stretch more and get your cardio, but it also helps you sweat. The postures themselves are detoxifying for your muscles, organs, and glands and sweating furthers that.

6. Focus:  Hot Yoga classes consist of the same postures and two breathing exercises— there is almost always a dialed routine. The routine helps you to advance your practice through repetition. As you advance, you gain tremendous focus and determination. The ability to focus carries over to your daily life. When you can focus on the task at hand, you’ll excel and you can enjoy it more.

7. Healing: The primary purpose of this yoga is therapy. With a regular practice, these postures can help to heal old injuries and also prevent them in the future. This is especially true for, but not limited to, back pain. Don’t skip the postures that are slightly uncomfortable. Hot yoga is known to reduce the symptoms of conditions and illnesses including diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis and obesity.

8. Life:“You’re only as old as your spine is flexible.” ~Joseph Pilates

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

1 bunch of kale washed and chopped
1/2 cup of chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, red pepper, and black pepper

Mix olive oil lemon and spices together and pour over kale.


Black Bean and Corn Salad

Bean and corn salad.

2 cans black beans rinsed and drained
1 package frozen corn
1 cup tomatoes
1 red pepper (I used yellow)
6 green onions chopped (used 8)
1 or 2 avocados (I put them in lime juice so they wouldn’t turn brown)

1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
Cayenne pepper to taste
Cilantro about 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon lime zest

I threw the dressing in my vita mixer, so it would blend better. I also used some fresh parsley in the dressing since I had it on hand.

Pour dressing over salad and mix, enjoy!