Limu

We were recently introduced to a new health and wellness product on the market. It is called Limu and is made up of Brown Seaweed and the latest and greatest compound known as Fucoidan. This is actually a marine bio-active compound that is found in the sea plant known as limu moui. Studies have shown that fucoidan has many health benefits and contains more than 70 nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, glyco-nutrients and plyphenols. Fucoidan also has both anti-viral and anti-inflammatory benefits. This product comes in 3 different forms to include a heath drink, a protein shake, or an energy drink. Zebrina and I recently started taking it to see what it would do for our own personal health and wellness needs and to address specific concerns. After trying it for 3 weeks we both had positive results and liked the changes we were seeing in our bodies. We only really experimented with the Energy Drink Blue Frog 2 and the health drink, Limu Original. We are going to host an informational class for all of you so you can taste it and try out the product. We especially like its anti-inflammatory properties and believe many of our clients will too! Please call us anytime or send us an email if you want to know more about Limu or want to try a sample.

Please Join us for a Limu Tasting Party and to learn more about this incredible supplement on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm. Please call or email to RSVP

719-201-9153
naturaltherapeuticsllc@gmail.com

Why You Should Eat Fermented Foods

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Good health starts in the gut, so keeping your internal ecosystem healthy and balanced is essential for a strong immune system and vital living. Eating fermented foods is one of the easiest and most economical ways to improve your gut flora. Humans have been fermenting foods for ages. And you may be surprised how easy it is to do at home! I recently just brewed some kombucha from a SCOBY (starter culture) that i acquired from a client. It was an easy process and my kids loved adding fresh fruit to flavor it.

It is important to understand that the gut is the principal area of your body where exchanges are made between you and the outside world and where nutrient uptake takes place. Since most diseases start in the gut, the quality of the flora that resides there is extremely important to your overall health. Think about this: the human gastro-intestinal tract houses the bulk of the human immune system, about 70% of it. Everything we eat and drink passes through the gut along the gastrointestinal tract. The tube like GI tract is embedded with millions of bacteria that live, grow, and metabolize (digesting and absorbing) in what’s considered a complex ecosystem comprised of both beneficial and harmful bacteria. Imbalances within this ecosystem will impair the gut barrier and increase risk of developing disease. With our stressful lifestyles, environmental toxins, and food lacking in real nutrition, our gut lining is unable to completely regenerate and heal itself as the old lining naturally sheds off. This leaves tiny gaps in the lining, allowing proteins and other “foreign” particles to seep into our bodies (leaky gut), creating a host of ailments and diseases, including:

Compromised immune system, food allergies/intolerance’s, gas/bloating, thyroid problems, diarrhea/constipation (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), migraines, weight gain/loss, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, auto-immune issues, depression, mood swings, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, poor memory, and difficulty concentrating.

Most of us understand that there are both good and bad bacteria that live in our gut. We also know that a healthy balance of good bacteria in this internal “ecosystem” is crucial for good health. But how do we increase the number of “good” organisms that reside inside our digestive tract?

The answer is PROBIOTICS.

Adding fermented foods to your diet is an easy and inexpensive way to add probiotics into your diet. There are many different brands of probiotic supplements that you can purchase, but getting your flora in balance by eating a little fermented food with every meal is not only more delicious but also more economical and reliable.

Some common fermented foods you may have heard of include sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented cheeses, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and miso (fermented soy). Unfortunately, the standard American diet is pretty much void of any real fermented foods. The pickles, ketchups, and sauerkrauts that were traditionally fermented are now brined in vinegar and pasteurized, killing any beneficial organisms. What we are talking about here are REAL fermented foods that are lacto-fermented, meaning that the starches and sugars in vegetables and fruits are converted into lactic acid by the many species of lactic-acid-producing bacteria present on the surface of all living things. Lactic acid is a natural preservative that inhibits putrefying bacteria. All you do is add SALT. Bacteria that could be harmful to us can’t tolerate much salt, but there are healthy bacteria that can. Lacto-fermentation wipes out the bad guys , then lets the good guys get to work . The product is a living food, full of enzymes and probiotics.

Health Benefits of lacto-fermented foods:

* Fermented foods improve digestion.

Fermenting our foods before we eat them is like partially digesting them before we consume sometimes people who cannot tolerate milk can eat yogurt. That’s because the lactose (which is usually the part people can’t tolerate) in milk is broken down as the milk is fermented and turns into yogurt.)

* Fermented foods restore the proper balance of bacteria in the gut.

Lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, yeast infections, allergies, and asthma have all been linked to a lack of good bacteria in the gut.

* Raw, fermented foods are rich in enzymes.

Your body needs enzymes to properly digest, absorb, and make full use of your food.

* Fermenting food actually increases the vitamin content.

Fermented dairy products consistently reveal an increased level of folic acid, as well as pyroxidine, B vitamins, riboflavin and biotin depending on the strains of bacteria present.
Most of us understand that there are both good and bad bacteria that live in our gut. We also know that a healthy balance of good bacteria in this internal “ecosystem” is crucial for good health. But how do we increase the number of “good” organisms that reside inside our digestive tract?

Adding fermented foods to your diet is an easy and inexpensive way to add probiotics into your diet. There are many different brands of probiotic supplements that you can purchase, but getting your flora in balance by eating a little fermented food with every meal is not only more delicious but also more economical and reliable.

 

NON-GMO CHALLENGE

NONGMOThe New Year is a great time to start new habits! Natural Therapeutics Massage & Wellness challenges you to incorporate only NON-GMO verified foods. It wont be easy, but we know you can do it with a little research and dedication. We have taken care of the hard part for you and have listed 400 companies that support the project.  Here is to your health in 2015!

479 Degrees 365 A. Vogel Adams Vegetable Oils Agrana Agricor Inc.
Ah!Laska Alexia Alter Ego Alverado Street Bakery Amande Amelia
Among Friend’s Amy’s Kitchen Andalou Naturals Angie’s Artisan Treats Annie’s Ariven Planet
Arrowhead Mills Artisan Bistro Artisan Bistro Home Direct Atlantic Organic Atlantic Rose Attune Foods
Autumn Sky wild Back to Nature Bainter Extra Virgin Sunfllower Oil Bakery On Main Barbara’s Barlean’s Organic Oils
Barnana Barney Butter Basic Food Flavors, Inc. Beach Bum Foods Beanfields Beanitos
Bearitos Berlin Natural Bakery Better Bean BetterStevia Bhakti Chai Biad Chili Products
Bites of Bliss Blue Diamond Blue Print Bold Organics Bora Bora Boulder Canyon Natural Foods
Brad’s Leafy Kale Brad’s Raw for Paws Brad’s Raw Chips Brad’s Raw Crackers Brad’s Raw Onion Rings Braga Organic Farms
Bragg Brand Aromatics Bridgewell Resources Bubbies Blue Natural Cabo Chips
Cadia Cal-Organic Farms Cafia Farms California Olive Ranch Canfo Natural Products Canyon Bakehouse
Cape Cod Select Catania Cave Chick Cedar’s Central Market Organics Chappaqua Crunch Granola
Cheweco Organics Chez Marie, Inc. ChiaRezza! OMG Foods Inc Choice Organic Teas Chosen Foods CHS Oilseed Processing
Chunks O’ Fruti Ciao Bella Gelato Ciranda CleanVia Coconut Secret Cocozia
Cool Cups Coral LLC Country Choice Organic Crispy Cat Crofters cruncha ma•me
Crunch Master Curtie’s Juice Dave’s Gourmet David’s Unforgettables Deli-catessen Della
Desert Essence Doctor in the Kitchen Doctor Kracker Dr. Arenander’s BrainGain & Oral Care Dr. Bronner’s Magic Dream
Drew’s LLC Dulsweet Earth Balance Earth’s Best EatPastry Eatsmart
EcoTeas Edazen Eden Edward & Sons Eighth Wonder Emerald Cove
Emile Noel Emmy’s Organics Emperor’s Kitchen Endangered Species Chocolate Ener-G Foods Engine 2
Enjoy Life Foods Envirokidz EO Erewhon Essential Living Foods, Inc Everyday Superfoods
Fairfield Specialty Eggs Familia FanciFood Fantastic World Foods Farm to Table Foods Farmer’s Market
Farmhouse Culture Field Day Field Roast Grain Meat Company Fillmore Farms Fiordifrutta Flamous Organics
Flax USA Flora Follow Your Heart Freekeh Foods Freekehlicious Freeline Organic Foods
Fresh & Easy Frey Frontier Froovie Fruit Bliss Fruit Chia
Fry Group Foods Fungi Perfecti, LLC Funky Monkey Snacks Garden Bar Garden of Eatin’ Garden of Life
gimMe Gin Gins Gingras XO Giving Nature GL Soybeans Global River
GlucoLift Gluten Free Pantry by Glutino Glutino Gnu Foods Go Raw Golazo
GoMacro, Inc Good Health Natural Foods Good Karma GoodBelly GoOrganic/GoNaturally GoPicnic
Grain Place Foods Grains of Wellness Green Gem Green Island Rice Green Mountain Gringo Green Mustache
Grimmway Farms Growing Naturals Guayaki Guiltless Gourmet Haig’s Delicacies Haiku
Hail Merry Hapi Foods Group Inc. Happy Baby Pouches HappyTot Harvest Bay Haute Cuisine
Health is Wealth Health Warrior Heavenly Organics Herbal Zap High Country Kombucha Hiland Naturals
Hilary’s Eat Well Himalania HimalaRose HimalaSalt Hodgson Mill Hol-Grain
Home Appetit HomeFree House Foods Houweling’s Tomatoes Ian’s Imagine
Immaculate Baking Immortality Alchemy Imperial Gourmet Indianlife Intiyan It Tastes Raaw
Jaali Bean JaynRoss Creations LLC Jeff’s Naturals Jessica’s Natural Foods Jolly Llama JustFruit
Kamut Keller Crafted Meats Kettle Foods Kettlepop Kiji KIND Healthy Snacks
Kiwa Konriko Koyo Kur Organic Superfoods La Reina La Spagnola
La Tolteca La Tourangelle Lafiya Foods Lassens Laughing Giraffe Organics Laurel Hill
Lekithos LesserEvil Let’s Do Licious Organics Lillabee Allergy Friendly Baking Little Duck Organics
livingNOW gluten-free Loeb’s Louts Foods Lucy’s Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Lundberg Family Farms
Mac-n-Mo’s Made in Nature Madhava Mamma Chia Manitoba Harvest Marconi Naturals
Maria & Ricardo Marinelli’s True Italian Pasta Sauce Mariner Biscuit Company Martha’s All Natural Marukan Marukome USA
Mary’s Chicken Mary’s Gone Crackers Mary’s Little Garden Mary’s Organic Chicken Mary’s Organic Turkey Mary’s Pasture Raised Chicken
Maui Maid Mediterranean Organic Mediterranean Snacks MegaFood Melt Organic Metabolic Response Modifiers (MRM)
Mighty Mustard Mighty Rice Mighty-O Donuts Mindful Meats Minsa Minsley
Miracle Noodle Miso Master Modesto WholeSoy Co. Momo’s Montana Specialty Mills, LLC Mori-Nu
Mt Vikos Muesli Munch Multiple Organics MXO GLOBAL INC. My Chi Delights Naked Coconuts
Naosap Harvest Napa Valley Naturals Nasoya Nathan’s Native Forest Distributed by Edward & Sons Natural Directions
Natural Habitats Natural Nectar Natural Sea Natural Tides Natural Vitality Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd
Nature Built Nature Fed Nature Way Nature’s Express Nature’s Path Navitas Naturals
Nejaime’s Nest Fresh New Chapter New England Naturals New Organics New York Superfoods
Nexcel Natural Ingredients Nexcel Soy Niagara Natural NibMor Nordic Naturals North Coast
NOW Foods NOW Healthy Foods NOW Real Food NOW Real Tea Nu Life Market Numi Organic Tea
Nummy Tum Tum NurturMe Nutiva Nutrigold® Nuts About Granola Oh Baby Foods
Old Wessex Oleicus/Oleico Once Again One Degree Organic Foods One World Organic Baby
Organic Planet Organic Valley Organicville Oriya Organics Ozery Bakery Pacific Natural Foods
Pacific Northwest Farmers Paisley Tea Co Palo Root Tea Pampas Rice / Organic Latin Pan De Oro Pascha
Pastorelli Food Products Inc Peace Cereal PEACOCK Peanut Butter & Co. Peeled Snacks Peggy’s Premium
PJ’s Organics Planet Rice Plum Organics Popcorn, Indiana Popcornopolis Powbab
President’s Choice PROBAR PuraSource Pure Pure Country Pork Pure Eire
Purely Decadent Purely Elizabeth Pyure Brands Q.bel Qrunch Foods Quinn Popcorn
R.W. Knudsen Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems Rapunzel RAU Red Hat Co-operative Ltd Reese
Revive RiceSelect Righteously Raw Rigoni di Asiago Honey Rishi Tea Rising Moon Organics
Risodipasta Rivara ROBE and Riverina Natural Oils LLC Roots Route 11 Royal Hawaiian Orchards Rumiano Family Cheese
Runa Ruth’s Foods RW Garcia Sacha Saffron Road Sage V Foods
Sainthood Herbs Salba Smart Sally’s Smart Foods Salute Santé! Sambazon San-J
Santa Cruz Organic Scratch and Peck SeaSnax Secret Squirrel Seven Stars Farm Sharkies
Shortstacks Silk Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery Simple Origins Simply Soy Yogurt Simply Suzanne
Sir Kensington’s SK Food Skout Snyder’s of Hanover So Delicious Dairy Free Sol Cuisine
Somersault Snack Co. Sophie’s Kitchen Source Soyatoo Spectrum Spectrum Ingredients
Spicely Squarebar Stahlbush Island Farms Stahlbush Island Farms Ingredients Stark Sisters Granola Stash Teas
Stiebrs Farms Go-Organic Eggs Stone Buhr Flour Company Straus Family Creamery Stretch Island Fruit Co Suja Juice Sun Cups
SunE900 Sunfood Superfoods SunRidge Farms Sunset Sunset Kidz Sunshine Burger
Superberries Surf Sweets Sushi Sonic Sweet Sass Foods Sweet Tree Sweet Leaf
TAMBOR Taste of Nature Tasty Brand TeaPops That’s It. The Better Chip
The Chia Co The Fresh Market The Ginger People The Pure Wraps The Republic of Tea The Scoular Company
The Simply Bar The Solio Family Theo Chocolate Third Street, Inc. Three Farmers Tiny But Might
TOMMYS Tonnino Trace Minerals Research Traditional Medicinals Tree of Life Tropical Traditions
Tru Joy Sweets truRoots truwhip Turtle Island Foods Two Leaves Tea Company Two Moms in the Raw
TwoFold Udi’s Union Market Upfront Foods Van’s Natural Foods Vegga
Veggie-Go’s Venus VerMints Veronica Foods Viana Victoria
Vigilant Eats VitaV Viterra Watts Brothers Way Better Snacks Wayfare
Weetabix Western Foods WestSoy Whole Alternatives Whole Earth Whole Harvest
Whole Pantry Wholesome Chow Wholesome Sweeteners WholeSoy & Co. Wild Veggie Wildbrine
Wildwood Willamette Valley Wingfoot Wisdom of the Ancients Woodstock XO Baking Co.
Yamasa Yoga Yogavivie Zema’s Madhouse Foods Ziggy Marley Coco’Mon Ziggy Marley Hemp Rules
Zing Bars Zulka