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Welcome to American Heart Health Month!


Nearly 100 years ago, 12 candy making companies got together and planned the first annual "Sweetest Day," to be celebrated in Cleveland, Ohio.

The celebration, planned for late October, was intended to rival Valentine's Day, and the planning committee sought to ensure the day's success by having celebrities of the time distribute 20,000 boxes of candy to the downtrodden residents of Cleveland's lower-income areas.

"Sweetest Day" became known nationally as a "Hallmark holiday," and critics bemoaned the fact that it was invented by commercial parties that stood to profit from such a holiday.

That same year, the first fast food chain in the United States opened it's doors in Wichita, Kansas. White Castle offered freshly-made, small, square hamburgers for five cents, and found a market among families who were trying to cope with longer work-days with quick-fix meals.

The privately-owned company would go on to become a million-dollar success, and spawn a billion-dollar industry with a worldwide reach.

It should come as no surprise then, that since that year (1921), heart disease has been the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. It is now responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths.

And two of the biggest causes of heart disease in this country? Sugar and fast food.

February is American Heart Health Month, which has a tendency to get over-shadowed by that "other February holiday," but is without a doubt the more important event to remember.

The American Heart Association estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will develop heart failure in their lifetime. Add that to the nearly 6 million residents currently living with HF, and we're looking at a preventable disease that will cost the nation an estimated $30 billion annually by 2030.

The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.


Heart-Healthy SPECIALS!!!


In an effort to make a difference in our community, we're offering some pretty incredible specials for the month of February, when you bring in a donation for South Brevard's COLD NIGHT SHELTER at His Place Ministries. (blankets, tube socks, and non-perishable food items are most needed)

1) Wellness Evaluation ($50...normally $180)

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.

2) Acupressure Stress Elimination or Micro-Current Point Stimulation Evaluation and Treatment ($50...normally $120)

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 tape into the endocrine system through neurological reflex points with the intention of bringing communication back into the system.

3) Essential Nutrients Check ($50...normally $120)

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.

Specials are honored through February 28, 2017 and are for new patient services only.


Indoor Plants Can Clean Your Air


Outdoor air pollution gets an overwhelming amount of attention, and for good reason, but another form that's starting to draw the attention of researchers hits much closer to home.

Indoor air pollution comes in many forms, and from many places. Sources include mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, nail polish remover, household cleaning products, paints, gases such as radon and carbon monoxide, and building materials such as asbestos, formaldahyde and lead. Even dry-cleaned clothing can contain dangerous pollutants.

These pollutants, given the scientific name "volatile organic compounds," can often be trapped in sofas, carpets, curtains and blankets and can cause short-term health issues.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ''these include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person's exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggrevated or worsened."

Even more concerning, however, are the long-term issues these pollutants can cause, which can include respiratory diseases, heart diseases and cancer.

Fortunately, new research has discovered an incredibly simple and inexpensive way to deal with indoor pollutants. Houseplants!

Vadoud Niri, an analytical chemist, tested his hypothesis with several common houseplants and found two that were sensationally effective at eliminating VOCs from the air. One even removed up to 94% of the harmful compound acetone from the air.


10 Heart-Healthy Recipes We're Loving Right Now

Melon bears-sized

Bearymelon Cookies

6 small or 3 large 1/2 inch thick slices seedless watermelon
3/4 cup light agave nectar
3 large eggwhites (at room temperature)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar


Follow Noel's Journey With the Daniel Plan

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For those of you that haven't been following along as Noel participates in the Daniel Plan, now's the perfect time to join in.

Learn helpful tips about the dangers of the Standard American Diet, plate-portioning, label-checking meal-planning, and factory-made science projects that are high-jacking our diets and making it much harder to lose weight.

You can follow along with Noel's journey on our Facebook page, or on the Well Within Blog. Both are accessible through the links below.


Featured Supplement of the Month

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Muscle Ezze V40 Advanced by Chiropractor's Blend

"As a nation struggling with chronic stress and anxiety, most of us can use relief from tension, sore muscles and for a restful night of sleep. Herbal supplementation does not have the addictive effects of many prescription muscle relaxants and sleep aids. Natural Muscle Ezze Advanced V40 offers a unique proprietary blend of herbs, calcium and magnesium, all designed to help reduce the negative effects of stress, anxiety, muscle spasms and cramps. Natural Muscle Ezze Advanced V40 was also designed to help support, regulate and calm the central nervous system, support muscle relaxation, and help provide a more restful night's sleep, which helps promote a reduction in physical fatigue, helps produce and overall sense of well being and gives us the ability to face the next day with more calmness and energy."

Well Within proudly carries Muscle Ezze V40 and several other products from Chiropractor's Blend


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’ of 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.