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Educate Yourself and Change Your World!

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There weren't many things in life that Nelson Mandela didn't have a strong opinion on. Education was no exception. Few modern day leaders have done as much to increase the standard of living through simple education.

You may not realize it, but you have just as much of an opportunity in your own life. Educating yourself, and indirectly, your children, about health is arguably the single most important thing you can do.

As we prepare to send our children back to school, let us take a moment to consider the impact good, healthful decisions can have on their lives.

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Food Nutrition Ignorance: How to Properly Educate Yourself

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One of the most important things we can do in this day and age is to educate ourselves on food nutrition. So many health issues, both short- and long-term, can be avoided by taking this simple step.

As outlined at Fitday.com, here are a few things you can do to make sure you know what you need to.

1) Know What Your Body Needs

Food nutrition guides are incredibly helpful , but it's important to remember that every person is different. Height, weight, genetics and family history all play a role in determining what kind of food your body needs. Sometimes, the best method is to seek outside assistance, from either a doctor or a nutritionist.

2) Know What Your Food Contains

Once you've determined what kind of food your body needs, the next step is educating yourself on the benefits and properties of different types of food. Understanding the types of nutrients that each food provides will provide you with the most wholesome, effective diet.

3) Learn About Labels

For any food that's packaged or processed, the nutrition info that you need is on the label. Start to familiarize yourself with the nutritional label: how it works, what it contains. You'll probably find you know a lot less than you think you do. For instance, the serving sizes rarely reflect the standard "American" portion.

For more info, check out the handy resources listed below.

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"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."

Anatole France

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"Back to School" New Patient Specials!!!

At Well Within we both educate and encourage our patients. Now is a great time to build immunity and optimize your and your children's health by taking advantage of our Back to School Specials. ALL children deserve and Essential Nutrients Check to make sure they are getting the essentials that may be missing in their diet.

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1) New Patient Essential Nutrients Check ($40)

($120 value)

ENC is for patients who are well, without symptoms, and who want to know what specific nutrients they need to stay well and prevent future health issues. Includes a full Clinical Nutrition Analysis to make sure there are not hidden weaknesses or deficiencies that have not yet become symptomatic. Includes a summary of findings and recommendations. Includes a follow-up check in 60 days to make certain the recommendations have been effective and whether they are still needed.

2) New Patient Wellness Evaluation ($60)

($180 value)

An initial visit with Dr. Sonja and Noel, during which they will perform several tests to give them an idea of what kind of health you're in. The tests include Heart Rate Variability, Nutrition Reflex Testing, Acupressure Stress Elimination Assessment, Body Fat Analysis, and a complete medical history. Included in the NIV is a second appointment where they will provide you the results of your testing and let you know if you're a candidate for the health improvement programs they offer.

3) New Patient Acupressure Stress Elimination or Micro-Current Point Stimulation Evaluation and Treatment ($60)

($120 value)

Acupressure Stress Elimination, also known as ASE is a way of cleaning up endocrine disruptors so the body's own hormones have the potential to work normally again. ASE doesn't use hormones or medications as treatment, but is a technique to tap into the endocrine system through neurological reflex points with the intention of bringing communication back into the system.

Specials are honored through August 31, 2017.
Click here for special certificate.

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Is the Water That Comes Out of the Drinking Fountain Safe?

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Public water fountains were introduced nearly 150 years ago, bringing free, clean water to schools, parks, city buildings and train stations all over the country.

By the 1930s, water fountains were everywhere, from apartment buildings and sports stadiums to libraries and airports.

Flash forward nearly 90 years, and these public fountains are being slowly phased out–the International Plumbing Code has cut the number mandated for each office building in half–and a public health battle is being waged by those who claim the fountains have become a haven for a cocktail of germs.

In February, the Pacific Institute released a report that highlighted the link between disease outbreaks and public drinking fountains. The report found that the majority of problems could be traced to contamination and poor cleaning of water infrastructure. This is not the only problem that plagues drinking fountains, however. Another study found that water fountain handles are among the most highly contaminated surfaces in elementary schools, and frequently with norovirus and influenza.

To learn more about the dangers posed by drinking fountains, and how to prevent exposure, click the link below.

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It's Time...for Something New and Refreshing!

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In case you haven't heard, Noel and Dr. Sonja have launched a t-shirt company (It's Time), that specializes in products with Bible verses and references.

It's Time is committed to donating 10% of its profits to local churches that support outreach programs to our community. Please join us in spreading the Word.

The "it's time" concept was spawned by the previous contentious election cycle that was so polarizing for our country. Whichever side you were on, or if you were not on either side, most of us recognized that there was a need for something more.

We believe that something more is someone: Jesus. Therefore: "it's time" specifically refers to our Lord and us actively seeking to be aware and honor Him in our lives.

Head on over to our website and take a look at our inventory, some of which can be seen in the picture below.

For those social media butterflies out there, check us out on Facebook (@itstimeindialantic) and Instagram (@itstimeindialantic) as well!

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Are You Sleep Deprived?

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Did you get enough sleep last night? If your answer is no, you're likely in good company. The CDC estimates that 35% of U.S. adults (age 18-60) are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep each night.

Among children, the estimates aren't as high, but the effects are often worse, with low test scores and behavior issues common among kids getting insufficient amounts of sleep.

So, what are we to do?

For starters, let's take a look at some common signs of sleep deprivation:

1) You Always Feel Hungry

Lack of sleep influences hormone levels, and increases ghrelin, also known as the "hunger hormone." Simply put, sleep deprivation gives you the munchies.

2) You've Gained Weight

When you eat more while sleep deprives, you gain weight more quickly. Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep each night can increase risk for obesity by 17 percent and insulin resistance by 39%.

3) Your Memory Fails You

The lack of sleep actually modifies genes in your brain, and there are many studies that deduce that synaptic connections in the brain are strengthened while you sleep.

For more signs of sleep deprivation, as well as tips to improve both the quality and quantity of your sleep, check out the link below.

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How Was Your Experience?

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In an effort to find out how we're doing and to spread the word with our local community, we'd love to encourage you to head on over to Yelp to leave us some feedback in the form of a review.

Signing up is quick and painless, and opens up a whole new world of cuisine and home services.

You can find us by following the link below, or you can search Well Within in the Melbourne area on the front page.

We look forward to some honest feedback.

Thanks!

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Recipes We're Loving Right Now

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Avocado Ranch Dressing

Prep Time: 35 minutes - Serving Size: 4

1 cup goat milk kefir
2 very ripe avocados
2 tbsp chopped scallions
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh dill
2 tsp roasted garlic
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
cracked black pepper and sea salt, to taste

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Featured Supplement of the Month

ChildLife Echinacea

ChildLife Nutrition for Kids! Echinacea

"Echinacea is one of the most popular, respected and highly researched herbs in the world. It is known primarily as an immune stimulating and strengthening herb.*

ChildLife® Echinacea is made especially for infants and children. Dr. Clarke’s formulation of echinacea uses the two most potent, absorbable and bioavailable forms, echinacea angustifolia (root) and echinacea purpurea (leaf & flower). Dr. Clarke has also solved one of the major issues that has prevented children from taking echinacea in the past…taste! ChildLife® Echinacea tastes great, it has an all natural, sweet orange flavor that children absolutely love! ChildLife® Echinacea is infant and child friendly and easy for parents to use.

ChildLife® uses only the highest quality ingredients.
This formula is gluten free, casein free and alcohol free. It contains no milk, eggs, wheat, yeast, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish. No artificial colorings, flavorings or sweeteners. The Echinacea is organically grown and flavored with natural sweet orange essential oil."

Well Within proudly carries Nutrition for Kids! Echinacea and other products from ChildLife

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Connect with us on Facebook!

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If you haven't heard from us on Facebook in awhile, go like our page (@wellwithinfl) for lots of really great info, including recipes and helpful health hints.

Our Mission

It is our mission at Well Within to help you regain wellness or discover it for the first time. Noel & Dr. Sonja Mountain are committed to not only help you eliminate symptoms & improve function, but to enhance your body’s natural self-healing mechanisms & overall vitality. We strive to bring back the “healer” in you by optimizing your healing potential through natural, effective therapies and foremost, provide practical wellness education to help you bring back the balance and vitality to your life.

We understand that wellness is not just about your symptoms it is about vibrant living.

As practitioners at Well Within, we consider it a privilege to be “Partners in Your Wellness” and are committed to help guide, enlighten, and educate you in as many areas as possible to promote a harmonious balance in body, mind, and spirit.

We look forward to partnering with you on your path to becoming Well Within.

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