For Sale! Office and Home Furnishings

It's time to start the transition of our physical location at B Renewed Wellness Center. With that, there are bittersweet emotions that come with it. My interior designer, Kim Taylor-Vatel, did an incredible job in creating a warm, inviting (non sterile or medical) atmosphere that our clients loved.  So we have a few things to share with you to see if you or your family could benefit by getting great deals on some high quality things.

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Top 8 Unique, Organic and NonGMO Valentine’s Day Gifts

Organic Heart

Our goal is to educate and empower people to ensure they know what will heal their bodies instead of causing harm.  Since Valentine's Day is part of "sugar season," we felt it was an appropriate time. Sugar is the culprit in creating inflammation in the body, along with suppressing the immune system and gut flora. The following gifts can benefit every aspect of a person's  life and won't add to the degradation of  health.

  1. NONGMO Dark Chocolate is my favorite

    NONGMO Dark Chocolate is my favorite

    Dark Chocolate. Who doesn't love this stuff? Even though it does contain some sugar, it is better than conventional milk chocolate when eaten in moderation. However, I’m not talking about Dove or Hershey’s due to the cheap and toxic fillers including genetically modified ingredients. Endangered species Chocolate is one brand that uses real cocoa, is gluten-free and NON-GMO Project Verified. If your loved one doesn't understand the dangers of genetically modified ingredients, include a copy of Genetic Roulette or GMO OMG in the basket.  It is best to purchase over 70% cocoa to reap the antioxidant benefits. The organic milk chocolate doesn't cut it and typically contains far too much sugar.

  2. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic body care products. Women can come into contact with hundreds of toxic chemicals before they leave their home from their lotion, deodorant and makeup. These endocrine (hormone) disruptors have been linked to many forms of cancer. Spending a few extra pennies on your personal care products for yourself, teenagers and loved ones will pay off long term and can be one more step to help prevent cancer.
  3. Essential Oils.
    Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

    Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

    I first started using essential oils for the emotional benefits. Starter kits are as low as $26 to $170 for the set of 10. However, you can buy individual oils such as lemon or wild orange for under $15.  Essential oils, if pure, are the lifeblood of a plant that support the respiratory system as well as cognitive function. Essential oils can be used topically, aromatically (diffuser) or externally with some self-education. We provide essential oils classes at our center and can be found on our events calendar.

  4. Fresh Organic Fruit Baskets. Our favorite supplier of citrus fruit is The Orange Shoppe. They pick them fresh and ship direct to you. The taste doesn’t compare to store-bought produce and eating them over a sink is recommended due to the juiciness factor! You can mix different varieties of oranges and grapefruit for a practical, nutrient-dense gift. This is the perfect gift for those living in cold climates as they are a slice of sunshine that most of us haven’t seen for a while.
  5. Infrared (FIR) pad. Infrared heat is healing heat unlike conventional heating pads. Infrared pads can simply warm the body internally on chilly winter nights to provide relief from colds, flu, aches, pains and fever. The HTE model has a sixty minute timer so you can safely use for children and the elderly without worrying about burning.  The average cost is $199 but if you attend an education session, the company will allow us to sell it for $139.
  6. Vitamix Food Processor/Blender. I have owned all the other models as well as juicers and none hold a candle to the speed and ability to break down food into the small particle size like the Vitamix. Green smoothies should be a daily part of your diet so you need a machine with a powerful motor that only Vitamix offers.  Like any product, you get what you pay for. The Vitamix carries a 7-year warranty and B Renewed can provide free shipping and product demonstrations when you order from our Center.  Prices start as low as $349 up to $649. However, I've found the mid-priced unit ($449) has served our family well for almost 7 years.
  7. Chi Machine. The Chi Machine has helped me, my family and our clients with our wellness goals. It is the simplest form of stress reduction and all you have to do is lay flat and relax. Prices range from $449-$549.
  8. Nutritional Testing Gift Certificate. Need a gift for a parent or the person who has everything? Then this is it! We can help you decide what testing would benefit your loved one most. To uncover hidden heavy metal toxins, use Hair Mineral Tissue testing. If your loved one is eating clean and still can’t find the cause for their symptoms, Food Intolerance testing can be highly beneficial. If you are not sure where to start, an initial Wellness Assessment is the best place. Gift certificates can be purchased starting at $50 and up to purchase nutritional testing services. Nutrition testing doesn't diagnose, it helps uncover imbalances in the body and sometimes long before the symptoms develop into disease.

Our entire focus is on education, empowerment, and prevention. Our wish for you this Valentine's and everyday is to live life with vitality and reduced stress including physical, emotional and nutritional (excesses and deficiencies).  Take time to educate yourself because an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure today.

12 Ways I Survived Allergy Season

I suffered with severe seasonal allergies and asthma for years.  My symptoms ranged from annoying to debilitating at times.  I had itchy eyes, runny nose, and fogged brain.  I was just plain miserable!  Sound familiar?  I went the conventional treatment route, but the side effects were as bad if not worse than the side effects of the allergies/asthma.

As of today, I have not used a conventional allergy medication or my inhaler for 15 plus years! How did I do it?  It may be hard to believe, but I simply eliminated the foods in my diet that created inflammation and built my immune system back up.  The most important time to start is LONG before allergy season begins.  Depending on where you live, seasons may vary, but it is typically March-April.

 Here are the top 12 strategies that worked for me.

1. Switched from drinking cow's milk to almond or other plant-based milks.  I use certified organic or non-GMO sources.  Greatly reduced or eliminated other sources of dairy such as cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt.  I made those "sometime foods" instead of consuming them daily.  Dairy products (lactose) do not break down well, for most, and create mucus in the body.

2. Used food sensitivity testing to determine what foods, herbs, and chemicals created inflammation.  Even healthy foods, for me, were creating inflammation like lemons, avocados, coconut and turkey.

3. Once I learned that I had a mild intolerance to gluten, I switched to eliminating or using the gluten-free grains. Grains that contain gluten are wheat, rye, spelt and barley.

4. Not only did I eat my greens, but I also started drinking them! I drink a green drink every morning.  Greens, fruits and vegetables in raw form are natural anti-inflammatory foods.  Check out my video on how to create a Green Drink.  In addition to tasting delicious, this drink builds and boosts your immune system, by adding much-needed antioxidants to your cells.

5. When I did experience seasonal irritations, I found natural solutions that didn't cause my body harm. Using plant-based enzymes between meals also works well for seasonal discomfort.  We carry healthcare professional grade plant-based non-GMO enzymes that are much more potent than conventional enzymes. Contact us if we can help.

6. Switched my in-between meals snacks from crackers and chips to fruit or raw veggies (without ranch dressing!).  Again, fruits and vegetables act as natural anti-inflammatory agents. Fruits and veggies should come from the whole food either fresh or frozen, never canned. Canned foods are void of enzymes and nutrients, which are essential in reducing inflammation and building the immune system.

7. I started taking Juice Plus Whole Food concentrates. Let's face it, most days; we are not getting the recommended 7-13 servings fruits/vegetables.   Juice Plus makes it easy and affordable to get 26 fruits, vegetables, greens and grains for a fraction of the cost of buying organic produce. These products have been clinically proven to reduce inflammation and are simply food, not more synthetic supplements.

8. Buy and consume certified organic or naturally grown produce. Herbicides and pesticides can create respiratory issues and create more inflammation in our body.  Today, almost every grocery store carries thousands of items to enable you to eat clean. It is worth the time and money to go the extra mile.

9. Vacuum your home more frequently, especially in your bedroom  and if you have pets. Wear a mask or hire someone (children assuming they do not have allergies) to do this for you.  Keep your windows closed during peak pollen seasons as well.

10. Eliminate chemical cleanings, dryer sheets, detergents, soaps and shampoos.  Consider making your own detergents and choose personal care products that are free of chemicals that aggravate your skin and cause inflammation. I clean with simple products like baking soda and/or vinegar.  Recently I created a Homemade Dishwasher Detergent blend, which I was quite proud of!  I'm not very domestic, so creating things in my home, is a big deal!

11. Drink purified or reverse osmosis water. Your body is 70-80% water, so replenish it with the good stuff.  City/tap water contains heavy metals that block nutrients. To learn more about what pure water really is and bring an affordable system into your home, go to The Water Evangelist. I've learned so much from these wonderful folks.

12. Tongue Scraping. As crazy as this sounds, this ritual has really helped my allergies. Purchase a stainless steel scraper as I feel they work better than the plastic versions. Scrape your tongue each morning before you brush. I start in the middle and then scrape both sides rinsing your scraper at each section. Using your toothbrush (which is what I used to use) doesn't remove the bacteria but can drive it in. Since 70% of bacteria reside on the tongue, scraping can help keep you healthy and reduce allergy symptoms.

Understand that when you experience unpleasant symptoms your body is temporarily out-of-balance. Allergies and asthma are not necessarily a lifetime condition if you are diligent and disciplined with your diet and lifestyle.  If I could rid my body or greatly reduce them, you can too!

 

 

Top 13 Wellness Gift Ideas

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the hard to buy for?  I'd like to share my most cherished wellness products and services that I love and use daily.  These tools have literally transformed my health and my clients plus make being healthy so easy.

Share this list with your loved ones for a subtle hint or ensure it is in your wellness regimen by  purchasing one for yourself....you are worth it!

This shopping can be accomplished from the comfort of your home.  No fighting crowds, burning fossil fuels or wasting precious hours of your time. Contact us if we can help at info@brenewed.com or calling 812-473-2502.

1. Vitamix.  Oh, how you have made my life in the kitchen simpler and much more fun.  I used to despise being in the kitchen, as I hated to cook.  Vitamix is a all in one tool that does it all from freezing "nice" cream to heating soup in one container. Learn more or order here.

It also acts as a food processor so you can cut the salad greens/cabbage and make the dressing in it as well.  If that wasn't enough the beautiful, full color, freestanding recipe books are worth the price alone.  Backed with a full 7 year warranty makes it my number one wellness gift.

Watch my How to Make a Green Smoothie video using a Vitamix too.

2. Essential Oils

These gifts from God have supported our holistic options for emotional balance and a way to replace toxic air fresheners. They provide a fun and safe way to teach our children natural forms to support the body. We have essential oil products to place in the stockings or full kits. We can fit any budget with prices ranging from $10-$200.

3. Chi Machine.  Fifteen minutes equals 90 minutes of walking from an oxygenation standpoint.  Need I say more?  I use mine twice a day each morning and each evening.  I call it my “lazy woman” exercise machine.  It supports my spine (scoliosis), discomfort and stimulates the lymphatic system to safely detox.  It is great for stress reduction, improved sleep and weight-loss. The original Chi Machine is a class one medical device so be sure to look for the H.T.E. brand which I use and endorse.

4. Infrared Pad A portable source of heat and healing that I don’t leave home without.  Regular heating pads heat the outside of the body, Far Infrared Ray heat penetrates 2-3 inches into the subcutaneous tissue.  I also use this with my pets as well to relieve joint pain.

5. Infrared Dome The Far Infrared Dome is similar to the pad except it is about fives times as powerful.  It emits about 9-11 microns which is so powerful it can detox heavy metals from the body.  The FIR pad emits 2-3.  The dome provides improved circulation as well as pain relief.  If you want to try before you buy, schedule a session with us.  I use all three modalities together which includes the Chi Machine, Infrared pad on the back and the Infrared Dome on the front of the body.  It feels like a slice of heaven on earth!

6. Inversion Table.  A few minutes a day is an easy way to relieve back pain and pressure.  I use mine daily and own the Teeter brand.

7. Essential Oil Cold Air Diffusers  Cold air diffusers use the therapy grade essential oils and release them into the air to be used by they body.  The cold air process helps maintain the therapeutic value of the essential oil unlike heat diffusers that destroy.  The diffuser creates a spa like atmosphere with these wonderful aromas in your home that help heal without the toxic chemicals that synthetic air fresheners emit.

8. Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil  Coconut oil is a wonderful heat stable cooking oil (unlike olive oil) that has a long list of health and even weight-loss benefits.  The best part is that it also makes an excellent body moisturizer.

9. Q Link Pendant EMF Protection Electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) are transmitted from wireless networks, phones, tablets, PC’s and all electronic devices.  Exposure to EMF’s can impact sleep, energy, emotional balance and productivity.  I’ve been using these for years and wouldn’t be around technology without it.  I used to feel drained at the end of the day after working at my computer and now I remain energized!

10. QLink Clear EMF Protection – These are great stocking stuffers and protection for your children and grandchildren that will last a lifetime. It is the same protection as the pendant but adheres to your electronic device. It supports your body’s natural defenses against EMF’s. Read more on the studies here.

11. Juice Plus Shakes & Chewables.  These products get rave reviews from simplicity and the taste buds.  These make great stocking stuffers instead of candy and great for active teens and college students.  Give a pack to your mail carrier or hairdresser as a healthy and delicious thank you gift.

12. Massage Therapy. How do I love thee, let me count the ways!  Massage Therapy is not a once a year luxury.  It should be part of your regular health maintenance program to receive at least monthly. The benefits are endless from relieving aches and pain, detox and building the immune system.  If you don’t have a favorite massage therapist, ask a friend who sees one regularly or contact us for a local referral.

13. Wellness Gift Certificates from B Renewed.  Consider a Hair Mineral Tissue testing and 24-Hour Urinalysis combo, Food Intolerance Testing for weight-loss or a Comprehensive Wellness Review. Stop throwing stuff at the wall (your body) to see what sticks! Improving energy, and dropping excess weight are easy once you know what's out of balance.  Find out both through nutritional testing by purchasing a gift certificate today. Call 812-473-2502 or email info@brenewed.com.

 

Whole Food Nutrition Smoothie & Shake Recipes using Juice Plus+ Complete

This post is for all my JuicePlus+ customers out there enjoying the wonderful (and DELICIOUS) Complete Meal Replacement Shakes.  These shakes are plant-based, gluten-free and nonGMO.

Not familiar with JuicePlus+ yet?

It is the next best thing to eating whole foods plus comes in capsules (17 fruits, veggies, grains & herbs) or a convenient shake that is a Complete Meal Replacement.

Good nutrition takes time and planning. Clinically proven Juice Plus+® helps you bridge the gap between the 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nutrition you actually get with your busy schedule. Plus, kids supplements are FREE for up to 4 years with an adult's purchase!

Now, on to the mouthwatering recipes I wanted to share:

Cherry Pie Smoothie:

  • 1/2 lb frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana frozen and chopped
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Complete Shake Mix

Winter Spice:

  • 3 oz apple juice
  • 1 red apple sliced
  • 1 scoop frozen organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Complete Shake Mix

Christmas Coconut:

  • 1/4 cup apple juice (or 1/4-1/2 apple with 1/4 c water)
  • 1/2 cup grated unsweetened coconut
  • 1 T coconut oil or coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Complete Shake Mix

Peppermint Delight:

  • 1 cup plant based Milk
  • ½ cup Vanilla organic frozen yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp Peppermint Extract or 1 drop essential oil (food grade)
  • 1 scoop JP+ Complete  Chocolate Shake mix

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie:

  • 1 cup almond milk, plus a bit more if necessary
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Ice, if desired

Soak the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds for at least an hour or overnight.
This helps them digest better and it also gives the smoothie a smoother texture.

Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.

Pear Ginger:

  • 1 pear
  • 1- 1.5 inch of ginger root (peeled)
  • 2 cups of plant based milk plus ice
  • 2 scoops of French Vanilla Complete Shake mix

Blend all in blender or Vitamix.  Makes 2 servings.

Chocolate Covered Cherries:

  • 1 cup plant based milk
  • ½ c sweet cherries pitted fresh or frozen
  • 1 scoop Juice Plus Complete Chocolate Shake mix

Blend in blender or Vitamix and enjoy!

24-Hour Urinalysis: How Can It Benefit You?

There is a distinct connection between proper digestion and the occurrence of many recurring and nagging health complaints such as allergies, migraine headaches, and digestive disorders.

A 24-Hour Urinalysis screening provides biochemical evidence of what food(s) your body is having a difficult time digesting and assimilating. Your diet & digestion plays a critical role in how you feel and how you maintain health so this screening provides key information about how to best improve wellness.

The 24-Hour Urinalysis screening will enable you to knowledgeably modify your diet according to your body’s needs. Your body and needs are unique this is why a 24-Hour Urinalysis provides such valuable insight.

How it Works

Health is the result of being able to maintain certain constant conditions within the body. Your body must do whatever it can to maintain these conditions. In other words, it will hoard things it is deficient in, and it will discard things it has too much of. Since the chemical tests for calcium, salt and many others have been well researched for over 150 years, it is easy to recognize some dietary excesses and deficiencies before disease processes get started.

The body filters the blood through the kidneys and uses the formation of urine to cleanse the blood. It discards excess acid and alkali to maintain a proper balance between water and salt in the blood, discarding the excesses in the urine. Waste products and toxic substances, such as drugs and alcohol, are removed. Before disease processes develop, annoying symptoms such as allergies, headaches, and fatigue can result when any of these functions are not adequate to the task.

As urine reflects the food and drink intake, the 24-Hour Urinalysis will answer important questions such as:

  • Are you digesting the food you eat?
  • Are you absorbing and using the nutrients you’ve digested?
  • Are you getting rid of the body’s wastes?

The screening procedure is the best early warning system available today. Identify the reasons behind the symptoms---don’t just cover them up.

Take the next step in understanding your body's specific needs and find out more about the screening and how to book one here.

Far Infared Ray (FIR) Pads

The Far Infared Ray (FIR) pad heats up to 130 degrees but can be used at a lower heat with benefits. The pad emits 2-3 microns of infrared, the dome emits 9-11 microns.

 

To find out more about the FIR Pad and for special BRenewed discounts when purchasing the FIR pad click here.