Living in wellness is a moving target, a state of mind­-body­-spirit that is not exactly the same as staying healthy or out of sickness. For each of us living in wellness can and should mean something very different. Our individual definition of wellness is an individual process of discovering our personal expression in life.

Do we engage? We believe the process of engagement is the goal and including bodywork, exercise, and nutrition, provides a framework for long­-term exploration and successfully living in wellness.

The following is a 4-step guide to setting up your household for health and living in wellness:

  • Laurel Sulfate: When buying shampoos and conditioners look at the ingredient list and to be sure that laurel sulfate is not one of the first three ingredients. Almost everyone is allergic to Laurel Sulfate (a detangling agent) to one degree or another. Mild cases show up as dry skin and severe cases as scaly skin like eczema. This simple step can help you better care for yourself and family.
     
  • Digestive Tract pH: Our digestive system's pH has a very simple biology. If our environment is more alkaline then it can carry more oxygen. Then we get more strength from aerobic respiration on a cellular level. More Alkaline = More Oxygen = More Strength.
A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruit helps put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try to drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
— John Hopkins University
  • The Vita­Mix: This powerful blended makes eating healthy  simply! Morning smoothies are a quick and powerful start to the day. The same goes for salad dressings and Almond milk,­ easy and quick to make in bulk for a few weeks with the VitaMix. Cleaning is simple,­ just blend a few cups of water with a dash of soap for ten seconds and rinse. Check out Vitamix.com for more info,
     
  • Water Filters: Say good­bye to buying bottled water and install a Reverse Osmosis system under your sink. The APEC RO­45 system is easy to install and the filters last for a year. Drinking filtered water will reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins that your liver has to filter on a regular basis. Water filters can also be purchased for the shower. A shower reduces the amount of chlorine and other chemicals that are absorbed by our skin and hair every morning. These chemicals all have to pass through the liver and with more or less ease. Check out the award-winning documentary, "Flow", to learn about water on an individual and global level. "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over" and the struggle is only growing faster.