Do you have a passion for serving others or looking for a way to help others with their health? B Renewed is currently looking to hire an Office Manager with the following skills: *Attention to detail, professionalism and passion for serving others are priority *Strong interpersonal skills needed to greet and educate clients, answer telephone, schedule appointments and occasionally work events *Health and nutrition with administrative experience knowledge preferred *Approximately 25-30/hrs a week, Monday thru Thursday 8:30-4:30, which could lead to full time potential *Enjoys a calming work environment with Christian morals *Strong skills in Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required *College education preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter stating how you can fulfill the above requirements and why you would be a great asset to our clients and team. Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the words Office Manager in the Subject line.
A couple years ago I discovered a great book called One Word that will change your life. The book inspired me to create a one word theme for my personal and professional life. My word this year is Truth!
As a chronic people pleaser, I sometimes avoid the truth. It’s not that I outright lie but it’s more I’m not being true to myself or being true to the person God called me to be. You truly cannot serve two masters; it’s either man or God.
When you try to be all things to all people, you start to become someone you are not. And know, you may not like this other person that you become. I’ve withheld truth from my friends and family far too long and realize this serves no one and could actually do harm in certain situations. We withhold truth to avoid hurting someone’s feelings but we must consider the truth may help them to grow.
So this year, it’s the year of truth. I’m speaking the truth in love. Someone close to me recently told me a truth that initially hurt me. She brought to light a character flaw that was causing others to hurt. However painful it was to hear, my love and respect for this person escalated beyond measure. My husband has always had the gift of speaking truth in love (although the delivery may lack gentleness at times).
Whatever method the truth is delivered, it creates an opportunity for growth as we typically grow the most through adversity. I’ve in turn shared my feelings/truth with people that I’ve kept hidden inside for years. Sharing my feelings has allowed me to trust and help others see me for who I really am.
Part of my truth journey is cleaning my house literally and figuratively. I’ve eliminated clutter from my home, office and mind. I’ve unsubscribed, unfriended, opted out of groups, events or services that no longer speak to my truth. When you are in constant response mode to email, texts and Messenger, you are living by other’s agendas and being controlled by their needs. Seeing the balance between serving and being a slave to others is where the balance lies.
I’ve also eliminated exposure to people in my life that aren’t of truth or are in alignment with my goals and mission. I’m protecting my God-time and sacred positive energy. We have to continually fill our cup/mind with messages of hope, positivity, love and abundance. My focus is on making a huge impact in the world. Therefore, I’m not accepting excuses or negativity from myself or others. Saying “no” to people and things that are not in alignment with my purpose means saying “YES!” to freedom (my word in 2016) and truth.
Truth is sincerity of actions and character, not just the absence of a lie. Truth is the self-expression of God. Be true to who God called you to be. He doesn’t call us to play small in this world. I challenge you to find your truth and step out in faith this year.
Technology, for the most part, is great! It has changed the way we act, think, communicate and yes, it has even changed the way we track our physical activity; but have we crossed the line? Could the popularity of these fitness tracking devices actually put your health at risk? The answer is a big, resounding YES!
I continually remind people, especially women (and their children), not to sleep with their cell phones next to their head or keep it on their body constantly; and now, someone creates a device that is made to be worn 24/7, even while sleeping!
It’s important to understand that ALL wireless and electronic devices emit either high or low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and EMF’s have been linked to cancer. I find it ironic that a so-called “health gadget” is, in actuality, negatively affecting our long-term health. To make things worse, many employers have decided to make wearing a fitness tracking device mandatory for employees as an incentive to help them reduce overall health insurance costs.
The Working Group classified ELF-EMFs as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”,
based on limited evidence from human studies in relation to childhood leukemia.
In addition, there have been 2,300 studies by the US Navy showing biological impacts of EMF exposure. A 2016 study by the National Toxicology Program shares preliminary results showing that cell phone radiation causes cancer in rats. This study is the gold standard of EMF research and makes it clear that our current wireless safety standards do not adequately protect the public.
While physical activity is important, a person’s level of physical activity is only one small component of their overall health. In fact, some of the most active people can often be the least healthy. Take athletes for example. People make assumptions that athletes must be extremely healthy, yet that is not always true. Many athletes have little or no nutritional knowledge. If we could attach a camera to individuals who embrace this mindset and evaluate their lifestyles, we would discover that many people are eating toxin-laden foods.
True health begins with feeding and detoxing the cells, which can only be found in whole clean food; free of additives, preservatives, hormones, steroids, GMO’s and/or other toxins. Listen closely and you will often hear me say, “skinny is not healthy, nor can you out exercise a bad diet.”
Keep in mind that it is also important to take into consideration the amount of stress these devices may create. One of the most dangerous contributors to the increase in adrenal stress is constant mental and physical exertion. In other words, telling someone they have to meet a certain amount of steps or physical exertion could have a serious negative impact on their health.
I love to see people becoming aware of their health and the positive impact of physical movement; however, do we really need more EMF exposure to make this happen? What about the peace of strolling through nature untethered versus the stress of something monitoring your every movement? Could this monitoring activity create continual emotional stress of feeling like you’re not measuring up to a one-size fits all standard?
So it’s time to ditch the device and refuse to limit your health goals with measuring steps or miles. Get out and experience some fun, sweaty activity….. just the way God and nature intended.
“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.” (naturopathic.org)
In the state of Indiana, doctors of Naturopathy are not permitted to be licensed. Therefore, Naturopathic doctors are not covered by insurance. We also do not treat, diagnose or cure disease. Our mission is to educate and empower you in the area of health and healing. If you are new to Naturopathy or unclear of the difference between Allopathy and Naturopathy, it may be difficult to justify the out-of-pocket expenditure.
However, I encourage you to view Naturopathy as an investment in your health, your life. Most of us allocate monies for vacations, new vehicles, and the latest technology, but how many of us consider setting monies aside for our health or rather the true healing of our bodies?
I can’t put a dollar amount on Naturopathy, but I know it has saved my family’s budget thousands of dollars in medical expenses, copays, and prescriptions. Naturopathic doctors educate and empower people in the art of healing naturally. Consequently, this may allow people to avoid or reduce purchasing prescription medications, the same medications that create side effects and cause a vicious cycle of needing additional medications to counter the side effects.
5 Simple Ways to Afford Naturopathy:
- Set monies aside each week. Being a Dave Ramsey graduate, I believe in a $1000 or more emergency fund. How about doing the same for your health?
- Find non-essential areas to trim the budget, such as the cable, phone, or internet bill. Once you have reduced these bills, set aside the saved money for visits to your Naturopathic doctor.
- Add up your prescription medication and copay costs currently. Imagine not having the burden of these expenses. How much money would you save if you learned how to balance your body without prescription medicine? Become empowered by the healing practices of naturopathy.
- Dine out one less day per week and set aside the money you would spend on that one meal into your emergency fund.
- Ask for gift certificates for birthdays and holidays from your friends and family.
Besides saving money, consider the overall health benefits of natural solutions. For example, traditional medicine, or Allopathy, encourages people to get a flu shot. Sadly, that flu shot may weaken your immune system instead of strengthening it, possibly causing more susceptibility to viruses. In the past 15 years, I’ve only had one or two ugly bouts of the flu, and my husband and children share in this experience.
Furthermore, neither my husband nor I have needed to use prescription medications for the past 15 years! How much money do you think that we have we saved collectively? Learning to use whole, clean food as our medicine is what started me on the path to learn how to educate others.
As a Naturopathic doctor, I see clients experiencing everything from rashes to various forms of chronic disease. This is no different than the patients of an allopathic doctor. The main difference, though, between these two practices is the mindset:
- Most Naturopathic doctors believe God gave our bodies the ability to heal.
- Naturopathic doctors refuse to pollute the body with toxins.
- Naturopathic doctors value their health and feel conventional medicine may not always be the best solution for the body.
In closing, I encourage you to consider naturopathy in order to experience a natural, long-term healing and balance of the body which in turn creates a renewal of mind, body and spirt.
Currently, only sixteen states provide licensing laws for naturopathic physicians:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
So often, we get caught up in loving everyone else—our kids, our spouse, our family and friends—that we forget to love ourself.
Take a moment and visualize how that would look—if you loved yourself. How would your outside look? How would your inside look?
What if I told you two simple things you could do to love yourself and change your overall appearance from the inside out? Would you do it?
The two simple changes you will need to make involve eliminating genetically modified foods and increasing your intake of whole, clean foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
Stop eating genetically modified foods because these foods are linked to weight gain, cancer and other health related illnesses. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals that have been altered from the original state of the plant or animal and processed into our food. GMOs are found in everything from canned soups to baby formula! In fact, Brian Stoffel wrote an article that details “10 Foods You’ll Have to Give Up to Avoid Eating GMOs.” This article is alarming to say the least.
According to nongmoproject.org, “In the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. ” This is a scary statistic and practice by our own government, not to mention a deceptive practice given the fact that companies are not mandated to include GMO’s on product ingredient labels. Furthermore, it is embarrassing that more than 60 other developed countries have either put a complete ban on GMOs or strong restrictions. Personally, I am not feeling the love of my country when it comes to GMOs!
According to greenamerica.org, there are nine GMOs to avoid:
- Canola Oil
- U.S. Papaya
- Sugar Beets
To be sure your food and products are free of GMO’s, look for the verified label.
Eat more whole, clean foods and experience the freedom and physical and mental transformation of powerful nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber and beneficial fats. Your body was created for whole, clean food, so why not give your body what it needs to thrive! The best way to reduce your risk of disease is to eat healthy, and fruits and vegetables are two key food groups known to contribute to better health. Be mindful, though, of fruits and vegetables that may contain harmful pesticides. According to the environmental working group (EWG), there are vegetables and fruits that you should consider buying only organic.
The Clean 15 (the lowest in pesticides): Avocados, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Cabbage, Sweet Peas (frozen), Onions, Asparagus, Mangos, Papayas, Kiwis, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potatoes
The Dirty Dozen (Buy these Organic): Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Strawberries, Grapes, Celery, Spinach, Sweet Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Snap Peas (imported), Potatoes. PLUS Hot Peppers, Kale, and Collard Greens
In closing, I pray you will choose to love yourself by giving up foods containing GMOs. Experience the freedom of health and wellness that whole, clean foods will provide you.
by guest writer Angela StClair
After Dr. Bonnie Schnautz ND suggested I read the New York Times article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare,” I was appalled, saddened, and ready to spark an awareness that impacts positive change to our environment and our bodies!
This lawyer committed 16 years of his life to expose a company’s use of the harmful chemical PFOA. The company, Dupont, knowingly used PFOA for over 5 decades, despite it making employees and community members sick.
“Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, is another man-made chemical. PFOA has the potential to be more of a health concern because it can stay in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. Studies have found that it is present at very low levels in just about everyone’s blood in the United States.” American Cancer Society
Additionally, PFOA made CNN’s top five list of toxins that are everywhere.
- BPA: found in water bottles, baby bottles, reusable food containers, etc
- Phthalates: found in shampoos, body sprays, colognes, etc
- PFOA (C8): found in teflon cookware, waterproof breathable clothing, etc
- Formaldehyde: found in particle board, paneling, plywood, etc
- PBDEs: found in televisions, computers, furniture foams, etc
Through my research of PFOA, I learned of the EPA’s reporting that PTFE, the chemical in Teflon, is closely related to the harmful PFOA chemical. Teflon (PTFE), a DuPont brand trademark, is still in many people’s kitchens in the form of a skillet. Most people have been warned about the harmful effects of Teflon skillets, but many of us still use these skillets for convenience, including myself.
Did you know, though, that convenience may be making you sick and harming your pets? According to EWG (Environmental Working Group), “Toxic fumes from the Teflon chemical released from pots and pans at high temperatures may kill pet birds and cause people to develop flu-like symptoms (called ‘Teflon Flu’ or, as scientists describe it, ‘Polymer fume fever’).”
For our health and wellness, it is imperative that all of us rid our kitchens of teflon and introduce one of the following healthy cookware options:
- Cast Iron
- Regular Stoneware
- Stainless Steel
In conclusion, as I continue on this journey through a toxic world, I hope you will join me and help me create an awareness, an awareness that could ultimately improve our health! We have become a society spoiled by convenience. Unfortunately, these daily conveniences may be hurting our health and causing illnesses that we never knew to associate with the products we buy. What is it that Oprah says? “When you know better, you do better.” Today, I know to get rid of the Teflon!
I’ve maintained my optimal weight for at least the past six years. This, by the way, is the same as my high-school weight, which isn’t bad for a woman 50+ years young! Hopefully, by sharing the tips and strategies that helped me over the years, you, too, can experience your own success story.
We all know there is no “one size fits all” in weight-loss which is why we recommend nutritional testing. If you’ve attempted these strategies or just want to expedite the weight-loss process, give us a call. We love to help people ready to begin a journey to wellness, women and men alike. In your quest to lose weight, please don’t starve yourself, limit your food choices, or ingest synthetic foods. We can help you achieve your goals naturally!
- Eat clean or organic foods as much as possible. Grow your own and/or buy from farmers who don’t use chemicals. Purchase certified organic grown in the U.S. We are not necessarily overweight so much as we are over toxic because our bodies are inundated with chemicals within the processed foods we eat.
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and greens. This is one food group that is critically deficient in the diet. This group is also the only one that contains fiber and antioxidants. Animal products don’t. Also, fruits, veggies and greens digest much easier than meat or dairy products.
- Add essential fatty acid (EFA) foods to your diet. EFA foods include wild salmon, avocados, chia, hemp or flax seed, walnuts, coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil (preferably that has not been heated). My goals is to consume 2-4 tablespoons per day. EFAs are crucial for hormone regulation and brain function as well as other important bodily processes.
- Eat less animal products, especially dairy. When you fill up on plant foods, you naturally eat less animal food. Again, the downside of animal protein is that it is difficult to digest which causes the body stress. It is also inflammatory, and if not eaten organically, it is laden with hormones, genetically modified feed, and antibiotics.
- Start your morning with 6-8 ounces of purified water. Most people are critically dehydrated and are being counter-productive by consuming beverages that dehydrate, such as sodas, coffee and alcohol. Continue drinking water all day, replacing all other beverages. Water is the best detox and energizer available.
- Sleep 7-9 hours per night and be in bed by 10 p.m. Your body repairs and rebuilds between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. so it is essential to be asleep during this time frame. Be sure to remove all technology (cell phones, computers/tablets) from your bedroom to eliminate stimulation from electromagnetic radiation. Also, avoid “electronic insomnia” by powering down your cell or tablet at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Obtaining adequate sleep reduces your body’s need for external sources of energy that can causes us to overeat.
- Engage in fun, sweaty activity daily. Do something you enjoy and that gets you moving, like dance, yoga, walking, etc. Even moving 10-15 minutes is better than doing nothing. You don’t have to buy a gym membership since walking outdoors is great therapy. I own a rebounder and a Chi Machine which
both give me a way to get in exercise when inclement weather prohibits outdoor activity.
- Get the white out of your diet. Greatly reduce or eliminate white foods such as pasta, rice, bread or potatoes. Pastas and bread are not nutritionally dense, and they contain gluten. Even gluten-free pastas typically consist of low quality filler ingredients. Quinoa is a more nutrient dense grain/seed as well as a complete protein. Consider using it in place of gluten-free or traditional pasta noodles.
- Get the gluten-out. Many people feel that gluten free diets are a fad. However, many people are gluten intolerant and have no idea. You can use nutritional testing to determine if you are intolerant and/or perform a simple elimination test for two weeks by going gluten-free. When added it back into the diet, most people who are intolerant will experience a multitude of symptoms such as headaches, bloating, gas, increased inflammation or other digestion issues.
- Monitor your portions. You do not need to count calories or points, just learn to eat to satisfaction instead of to a feeling of fullness. If you eat until you are full, typically, you’ve eaten too much. Americans underestimate the amount of poor quality foods they consume and overestimate the amounts of fruits, vegetables and greens. Keep half of your intake of each meal from plants.
Do you live a natural healthy lifestyle? Do you have a strong passion to motivate others to live a naturally healthy lifestyle? B Renewed has a tremendous opportunity for you.
B Renewed is growing and is searching for the right person to promote a culture of health and wellness to our clients. To join our team you must be knowledgeable and compassionate about health and wellness. The candidate must also possess strong interpersonal and clerical skills.
The successful candidate must have a 2 or 4 year degree in a health related field or a wellness certificate from the health or fitness industry with at least one year of experience.
If you are ready to motivate others to reach their wellness goals, in our Christian faith based atmosphere, send a cover letter (conveying how your would serve this role) and resume firstname.lastname@example.org
Work schedule would be Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday’s 7:30-9:00am.
Do you have a passion for serving others? Are you looking for a way to help others with their health and nutrition?
B Renewed is currently looking to hire a part-time office assistant/receptionist with the following skills:
*Attention to detail, professionalism and passion for serving others are priority
*Strong interpersonal skills needed to greet and educate clients, answer telephone, schedule appointments and occasionally work events
*Health and nutrition knowledge preferred
*Approximately 20/hrs a week, Monday thru Thursday 9:30-4:30, which could lead to full time potential
*Enjoys a calming work environment with Christian morals
*Strong skills in Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required
*College education preferred
Please send a resume and cover letter stating how you can fulfill the above requirements and why you would be a great asset to our team.
Email your resume and cover to email@example.com or mail to B Renewed Wellness Center, ATTN; Dr. Bonnie Schnautz ND, 6700 Darmstadt Rd. Suite A, Evansville, IN 47710.
Who do you know that has been impacted by cancer? If you could help prevent cancer in your family, would you spend an hour to learn more?
- Learn the latest on diet and cancer prevention
- Learn what science says about diet and cancer survival
- Learn the many advantages of using nutrition in a cancer treatment program
- Learn the best foods and beverages for fighting cancer
- Learn how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer
Please be our guest to hear Dr. Susan Silberstein Tuesday evening, March 31 at 7 p.m. CDT. Susan is founder and President of BeatCancer.org (Center for Advancement in Cancer Education), a not-for-profit organization she established after the death of her young husband to cancer. Susan is a sought-after expert and international lecturer on nutrition, cancer prevention, and the psychology of health and disease.
Since 1977, she has personally counseled more than 25,000 cancer patients, provided continuing education to thousands of healthcare professionals, and trained nearly 60,000 prevention-seekers.
She is the author of numerous books, including Hungry for Health, Hungrier for Health, and Breast Cancer: Is it What You’re Eating or What’s Eating You? She is also creator of the Beat Cancer Kit series, narrator of the popular video Fight Cancer with Your Fork, and editor of Immune Perspectives magazine.
A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright scholar, she has given hundreds of broadcast, print and web interviews and has won numerous awards for her work in cancer education, among them the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service and the Founder’s Award of the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine.
Tuesday, March 31 from 7-8 p.m. CDT at the Tropicana, 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708, Walnut Room.
Social time (with cash bar) and registration opens at 6:15 p.m. Lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Parking is available in parking garage across from Tropicana.
This is a Juice Plus sponsored Prevention Plus Lecture.
The event is free to guests but you must register in advance by calling 812-473-2502 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can register via Eventbrite.
Over the past ten months since opening the B Renewed Wellness Center, it has been a journey of learning and growth. On most days, that growth would be better described as severe growing pains with the emphasis on severe and pain! You know the saying, “what doesn’t kill us makes us better,” right? So obviously, I must be a much better person for having experienced and (so far) survived my almost first full year as a brick and mortar business owner.
I started B Renewed Wellness Solutions five years ago, consulting out of my home office. With four years under my belt, moving into a retail location didn’t seem to be a drastic change. Boy, was I wrong! Moving into a business facility takes you into a whole new league.
So let me start by confessing what I perceived was the typical life of a business owner. I thought they spent half the year at their beach home or jet setting around the world from the millions made from their businesses. I also assumed business owners sat back in their office and directed their staff in making everything happen. And I assumed that customers showed up in droves and as scheduled.
What I didn’t understand was the financial expense of running a brick and mortar business, with insurances, taxes and overhead. The time commitment was another area that I completely underestimated. I didn’t realize the time and energy I would spend being a banker, an accountant, a human resource manager and a maintenance worker instead of a wellness consultant. I knew business owners had to wear many hats but didn’t realize how much time these other roles stole from the passion and energy of your God-given gifts.
I’ve learned that no matter how strong your team is, no one really cares about your business like you do. You are the one who sacrifices vacation time, holidays and most weekends. Employees don’t have the blood, sweat and tears in the game like you do. You are the one that would do this every day for little or no pay, and in reality, sometimes you do.
However, all this learning and growth happened for a reason, so please know I’m not complaining. These are all just challenges in life and I do love a good challenge. We learn by experience and through doing life. I needed to learn about the realities of a business owner and entrepreneur to further shape my world with the hope to be able to someday “pay it forward”. Respecting what others have built, whether it is an empire or a small start-up, is important. It is all part of the honor of living in the land of the free.
The true message here is to show my respect and appreciation for all those who have set out to create a business and persevered through the good, bad and the ugly times. I can honestly tell you that I’ve wanted to throw in the towel on many a day. But God set me down this path and the path He puts you on is never easy. The trials and challenges in life shape us to become better leaders and better servants.
If you are a business owner, please accept my apologies for my erroneous thoughts about your life. I now know the truth is that you have slept little, worried much, and paid dearly physically, mentally and financially to live the American dream.
As a way to reach out and help others, I’ve created a private Facebook Group called Entrepreneurs/Small Business Support. It is for those who need support, guidance or just an ear that will listen. As a small business owner, we need to support each other as much as possible. More importantly, if I can share my lessons learned and save you the pain I endured, I want to do just that.
Essential oil diffusers are an integral part of the holistic home or office. I have used diffusers for years and have one in almost every room of my home and office. A diffuser will add mist and/or essential oil molecules into the air to serve your daily emotional and physical needs. For example, if you require focus on a task, you can use Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil or a blend of oils such as Focus Oil Blend. Eucalyptus oil is beneficial for respiratory support and Melaleuca is a purifying oil. Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot as well as Calming Aromatherapy Blend are wonderful essential oils to calm emotions. Diffusers are a valuable asset to to any home or office including salons, spas, classrooms (keeps kids calm and focused) as well as medical or therapy offices.
A diffuser can create a peaceful and calming haven anywhere and adds a bit of spa luxury to everyday living. Costs of a diffuser will range from $45 to over $150. I like the NYR Essential Oil Diffuser for its many benefits and reasonable cost of around $55.
Benefits to look for in a diffuser:
- Auto shut-off
- Easy to use and maintain
- Low energy consumption
- LED color lights with no light option
How to Use:
Add 3-5 drops of your desired essential oil to the water (filtered water is best) in the tank. It is recommended that you empty and rinse the water tank and wipe it dry with a clean cloth every time you use a different type of essential oil.
The NYR Organic diffuser has color changing mood lighting, which moves through a rainbow of colors, it can also be set on a single color of choice. There is also a no light option, to continue soothing while you sleep.
The diffuser dimensions are 7.1″ x 4.2″. It also acts as a mini-humidifier, creating a cool, scented and relaxing mist which will spread the oil fragrances quickly and effectively.
I truly believe this is the perfect gift for the person who has everything as you can place one in every room and add to an office or vacation home.