Saturday, September 6, 2014

Essential Winter Wellness


Essential Winter Wellness Teleclass
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30 PM MDT/7:30 PM Central
Dial-In: (712) 432-1212
Meeting ID: 173-910-952

Want this to be your best winter EVER? Discover the power of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils from doTERRA and ditch the toxic OTC meds! In this call, I will be discussing a few key essential oils that will provide you with a natural, safe option for prevention and management of Fall and Winter illnesses. As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, I'll also throw in some nutrition and supplement tips! Don't wait until you or your kids are bed-ridden. Learn how to deal NOW, naturally, for less illness, less money and time at the doctor's office, less school and work absences and 
LESS STRESS! Enjoy your life this winter. Talk to you Thursday!

Want to win FREE Oils?
Call in LIVE, email your name and telephone number (for verification purposes ONLY) to gourmethelaer@gmail.com, and be entered to win a 5 ml bottle of On Guard Protective Blend, the MVP of Winter Wellness oils! 

Want more FREE Oils?
Invite your friends to join the call LIVE. If at least 2 friends join LIVE for the duration of the call, you will receive 3 free essential oil samples and a pocket-size Modern Essentials Guidebook! 

Want EVEN MORE FREE OILS? 
Host a class at your home or another space, by ensuring a minimum of 5 guests (from different households and not already doTERRA members), and get a free 15 ml bottle of essential oil! Offer is valid for New Mexico, although if you live in another state, contact me to discuss the possibilities!  FYI: I will be in Texas, during the first week of October. 





Thursday, August 21, 2014

September Detox Challenge!


The 21-day Detox Challenge is a step-by-step, Functional Medicine-based detoxification program.

Participants will receive:
  • Daily instructional support via e-mail
  • Downloadable tools, including the Dietary Guidebook and Tracking Journal
  • Weekly webinar calls with me, Deanna Minich, PhD, with special Functional Medicine guests
  • Online support and Q&A led by Functional Medicine practitioners in a private Facebook group
  • New expert speaker audio interviews on detox

The Detox Challenge starts September 4, 2014, and ends September 29. September is the new January! Now is the time to register and mentally prepare. There will be a few days in the beginning of the challenge to prepare and shop as well. This is a great way to start transforming your health or to continue on your path to improved and optimal wellness! I am taking this challenge, and I challenge you to do so as well. I encourage you to recruit your family, friends, church groups and other social groups to take the challenge with you. We know that when we surround ourselves with people who have the same desired outcomes, we create the conditions for inevitable success. 





The Detox Challenge is primarily a food-based detox, and is not about deprivation. It's about removing toxic foods and emphasizing foods that are known through scientific research to upregulate detoxification enzymes and support normal detoxification processes.  I highly recommend using doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to enhance your detox and manage stress. The citrus oils in particular, are excellent at helping to round up and clear out chemicals found in plastics and petrochemicals, which we are inundated with on a daily basis. Other oils can be helpful in getting you through any crankiness or food withdrawal symptoms, such as lavender or frankincense for calming and centering, and On Guard, black pepper or clove oil for breaking food or substance addictions. For more information or questions about the Detox Challenge, or if you'd like to set up a wholesale account in order to get the best pricing on doTERRA essential oils for your detox, emotional and everyday needs, please email me, at gourmethealer@gmail.com, or contact your doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I look forward to detoxing with you in September! 

Be well,

Angie

Angie King-Nosseir MS, RD, LD
doTERRA Wellness Advocate 68019
Integrative & Functional Medicine Dietitian 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Essential Wellness 101 Teleclass


Essential Wellness 101 Teleclass
When: August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm MDT/7:30 pm Central
Call-in Information Below 

Unleash the healing power of essential oils into your life! The time to change your life with better health is NOW. This is a great introduction to the what's, when's and how's of using essential oils in your everyday life. I'm bringing this info to you via teleclass, because as a work-from-home mom, I know how busy things can get.   Do a little prep work ahead of time the day of the call to make sure that you can listen in. When it's time for the call, just dial the number, enter the pin number, put your phone on speaker/pop your headphones in and either sit and listen or do a little multi-tasking if you need to! You're going to be glad you called in when hear what guest speaker Jaime Alcone, essential oils expert, and I have in store for you! 
  • Find out just what essential oils are, if you've been wondering, and why I consider them to be nature's "gateway drug" to optimal health and wellness. 
  • Find out why doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the purest, safest and most effective essential oils on the planet (I wouldn't use them if they weren't). 
  • Get a good understanding of a few of doTERRA's most popular and useful essential oils and how to use them. 
  • Learn how to treat your family's everyday issues, like cold/flu, ear infections, congestion, cuts/scrapes, burns, skin irritations, indigestion, warts, fatigue, poor sleep,etc., in a safe, non-toxic way. 
  • Learn how to get your doTERRA essential oils for FREE and then some (Or a lot. It's up to you)! 
To join the call, dial 1-712-432-1212; when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 173-910-952. For those who listen LIVE, you'll be able enter a drawing for a FREE doTERRA Intro Kit! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wild Mahi Mahi Ceviche

I was asked to a lunch date by my husband today, and instead of going out, I'm taking a homemade lunch to take to him at our indoor soccer arena. Now, we could go out for sushi, but I try to keep that to a minimum. We live in New Mexico, so I'm leery of the quality, especially when most restaurant owners can't tell me where their fish is from. The truth is, most sushi fish is farmed under who-knows-what conditions. That said, we love when we get the opportunity to visit coastal areas and seek out restaurants that are using freshly caught wild fish. That's not our typical reality, though. So today, I'm making Wild Mahi Mahi Ceviche that I purchased frozen and then thawed in the fridge. I'm a stay-at-home mom of a 14 year-old and 1 year-old, and I also work from home (can't put down my passion for nutrition education), so my days are packed. Luckily, this lunch takes no time to make, and it will be divinely healthy and delicious! 



Ingredients:
 1.5# wild-caught mahi mahi, diced
Marinade: 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar, juice of 1 lemon and 2 limes, 1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1/3-1/2c minced cilantro, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 small minced onion, 1 tsp ground cumin, pinch of ground cayenne, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 drop doTERRA ginger essential oil or 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1-2 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil (optional). Also optional, diced mini cucumber, which I added today. 
Instructions:
Mix marinade and pour over fish in a flat-bottom glass dish. Marinate for at least 10 min, up to 10 hours. Fish will turn almost white when "cooked". serve with guacamole on a crunchy medium, like black bean chips or rice cake. Pair with a veggie, such as sautéed collard greens or mixed green salad! Talk about YUM! 




Monday, June 16, 2014

My Holistic Health Approach to World Cup in Brazil

Keeping my family and myself healthy for our trip to Brazil for World Cup has been top priority for me lately. I am fortunate to be a Functional Medicine Dietitian in that I have access to lots of great minds and resources. I just finished up Tom Malterre's Progressive Practitioner Coaching Program, and I got some great info as well as mentorship from him. This made me feel quite confident going into this trip, regarding my ability to do my best at keeping us all healthy and having what we need on hand. I also have a slew of doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils with me. Beyond food and supplementation, these gems really come to our rescue when issues arise.

In my travel medicine chest, I have mostly Thorne Research supplements. As a practitioner, Thorne is my go-to because they are the most pure and potent supplements I know of. I am very tuned into food sensitivites in the work that I do with my clients, so I only feel comfortable recommending supplements which do not contain food allergens, fillers, dyes and other excipients that might be counterproductive. As a health care practitioner brand, Thorne supplements are formulated based on scientific research and clinical data. Of course,  I brought our multi-vitamins and minerals. That goes without saying. I also brought Meriva, which is a highly bioavailable curcuminoid complex, meaning that it contains the bio-active compounds found in turmeric in a form that is taken up by the cells very efficiently. As you might imagine, it is a powerful  anti-inflammatory. It is similar in effect to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), without the damage to the liver and GI tract. In fact, curcuminoids have been found to contain prebiotics, which feed particularly anti-inflammatory strains of beneficial gut microbes. Now that's my kind of med--one that not only effectively deals with the issue, but makes you healthier in the process! I also brought Berberine, which is an herbal antibiotic. I just started using this one it in my practice in some clients to help eradicate small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)/candida, and it can also be helpful with any type of infection, including "stomach bugs", which are a travel concern. Speaking of Montezuma's Revenge, we're also preventing this by taking Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) and digestive enzymes with meals. We're drinking from Brita filtered watered bottles, and when we do drink water at restaurants, we are protected by the GSE. Even (and especially) the baby gets a drop of GSE in water each day.

As far as the baby (Issa, who is 11 months), I would have to say that his front-line defense is being breastfed. Mother Nature is truly brilliant, and I am so thankful that I can give him antibodies to the potentially pathogenic bugs in his environment, while strengthening his system with beneficial microbes. That said, my eating well is crucial to the quality of the milk he receives. That means seeking out the best quality food before and during travel (all of the time, really!). Luckily, we are staying with family and renting a house during this trip, so we can cook. We also avoid fast food and highly processed foods and are choosy about restaurants. Although my Portuguese isn't perfect, I can spot preservatives, chemicals and dyes on an ingredient list! However, eating real food eliminates the need to do too much detective work. I do have some organic baby food for the times when food quality is questionable or not ideal for Issa. We also stay stocked with bananas, mango, avocado for him. My first-line of defense in the face of illness for Issa is hands-down, doTERRA essential oils. As a practitioner, purity and potency are of utmost importance with any supplement, essential oils included.
We've already encountered a situation, which we seem to have nipped in the bud. On Saturday evening, Issa awoke crying and sneezed a huge amount of yellow mucous. After which, he could not lie down, and nursing was impossible, due to nasal severe congestion. He was also obviously feverish. I did not measure his temp, but watched him closely and read his body language and energy. I immediately gave him 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 (I will continue this for a week and then go back to his usual 400 IU daily dose) and applied diluted (in fractionated coconut oil) Breathe and Lemon essential oil to his feet, as well as to his chest and back of the neck and kept applying throughout the night. I must also say that I did some heavy praying and reiki. The power of prayer and energy medicine (which to me are one and the same) have not only been proven anecdotally, but there is a growing body of research which shows their effectiveness. After several hours, he was clear enough to nurse and lie on his back to sleep. He continued to be congested and feverish on Sunday, although he was in good spirits and was able to nurse and nap. My husband and I stayed behind at the house, while our daughter and housemates toured Salvador, although we played with Issa outside quite a bit. I'm also a firm believer in sunshine, fresh air and nature as medicine!

Later in the evening, Issa woke up with a barking cough, which for a moment, stopped me in my tracks.  I read up on croup (which would have freaked me out, but I decided to remain calm and logical) and added some sandalwood to his essential oil protocol. We fed him a light dinner, had him breath in cold air from the freezer a few times and kept our room pretty cold for sleep. We could have done more, but after applying the sandalwood, we honestly did not hear the barking cough again Today there is only a minor cough here and there, along with minor nasal congestion. Otherwise, he is all smiles, and so are we! Here's hoping we don't need to use anything else in our travel medicine chest from her on out, but it feels good to know that we have it all on hand. Tudo Bom!




Sunday, May 4, 2014

The LAST Detox 4 Real of 2014

The LAST Detox 4 Real workshop of 2014 is Sunday, May 18, from 2 to 4 pm! I will be doing more workshops in 2014 of various topics, so check back often for updates. I am officially not taking new clients at this time. If you would like to access my expertise, come to my workshops and classes. Hope to talk to you soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kale Detox Smoothie

In gearing up for my Detox 4 Real workshop tomorrow here in Albuquerque, I feel inspired to share a little food as medicine tip. Kale, a part of the cruciferous or brassica family of veggies, is particularly great for detoxification. Why, because it contains compounds which upregulate the production of liver detoxification enzymes. It's also chock full of antioxidants, which the liver must have in order to carry out detoxification processes. The lemon in the smoothie acts to further aid in alkalinization of your body tissues, reducing inflammation (an antioxidant sucker). Limonene, an antioxidant found in lemon and lemon peel, as well as lemon essential oil, acts to increase bile production. Bile carries toxins away from the liver for excretion, so it's important to be making enough! The fiber in the smoothie works to absorb the bile (and toxins) when they reach the colon, and move them on out. Give your liver and your taste buds a treat with this simple, but ingeniously healthy kale smoothie, courtesy of Dr. Michael Stone. Dr. Stone is one of the fabulous instructors of the Institute for Functional Medicine's Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course, as well as their Functional Nutrition Course. I have taken both, and I'm so excited to share what I have learned with YOU!

Papa's Kale Smoothie, by Dr. Michael Stone

6+ Kale leaves, chopped

½ - 1 Avocado
Avocados contain: Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Dietary Fiber, B6 and Copper!

½ -1 Banana
Bananas not only help your smoothie have a deliciously creamy texture, but they contain only 109 calories per medium ripe banana. They are also rich in: Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Dietary Fiber and Manganese

1 Whole lemon (juice)
Lemons are such a fantastic source of vitamin C. They also help absorb the iron found in other foods, like kale!

Water to desired thickness: Add crushed ice if you wish

Blend it up for a tasty and nutrient dense treat!