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By healthybyn66325131, Dec 1 2016 07:04PM

What's In Your Water?

If you live in Loudoun County it appears there is plenty of Chromium. Chromium-6 to be exact.

According to Loudoun Water Systems Chromium 6 testing found:

"All 2 water systems tested positive for chromium-6.

25 out of 26 samples tested positive for chromium-6.

County-wide Statistics

Average: 0.322 ppb

Range: ND - 1.20 ppb

California Public Health Goal: 0.02 ppb

Systems Containing Chromium-6"- -http://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/2016-chromium6-system.php?pws_id=VA6107350

So what does this mean to you? Remember Erin Brokovich?

"In the film "Erin Brockovich," the environmental crusader confronts the lawyer of a power company that polluted the tap water of Hinkley, Calif., with a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6. When the lawyer picks up a glass of water, Brockovich says: "We had that water brought in 'specially for you folks. Came from a well in Hinkley." The lawyer sets down the glass and says, "I think this meeting's over."

But almost 25 years after that real-life confrontation,[1] the conflict over chromium-6 is not over. A new EWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels.

ARE YOU OUTRAGED? US TOO. TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Are you ready to take the next step? Join EWG and tell the EPA it's time to take action on chromium-6 contamination in drinking water." -EWG

Follow the below link to read more about Chromium-6 and scroll to the bottom of the page to add your name to EWG's petition to the EPA urging it to set a national safety limit for chromium-6 in drinking water.

http://www.ewg.org/research/chromium-six-found-in-us-tap-water?gclid=CL_rkcfe0NACFUZXDQodxbYPHw

What is your Carbon Footprint?

We hear a lot about "Carbon Footprints," these days. But what exactly does it mean? And, more importantly, how can you reduce yours?

According to Wikipedia: "A carbon footprint is historically defined as "the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an [individual, event, organisation, product] expressed as CO2e."[1]"

And we all have heard that greenhouse gases are contributing to Global Warming. According to the Climate Institute: "Climate scientists are nearly unanimous in their agreement that human CO2 emissions are the driving force behind climate change. Over 97% of climate scientists say earth is warming, and that human activities are causing it. As far as scientists are concerned, there is no debate about whether climate change is real, or whether we are causing it."-read more here: http://climate.org/humansandthegreenhouseffect/

Want to do something about your Carbon Footprint? Follow the link below and find out what your Carbon Footprint is and ways to lower it:

http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm?intc3=nature.climate.lp.r2c1

Nutritional Hair Analysis with Bob James, December 3rd, 5-7pm Space is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP now by calling Healthy By Nature at 703-443-6632 to reserve your seat!

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Saturday 12/10 10:00am-1:00pm Anicent Nutrition

Monday 12/19 11:30am-2:30pm Anicent Nutrition

By healthybyn66325131, Nov 2 2016 12:48AM

Thanksgiving is Approaching. Want Delicious and Nutritious Recipes?

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to serve up this sweet and tangy relish. We love it any time of year, especially atop a warm bowl of oatmeal.

Serves 12

Ingredients

1 orange

3 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)

¼ cup Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup

2 tablespoons maple syrup, or more to taste

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Preparation

Working over a medium saucepan, supreme the orange. Using a paring knife, slice off the skin. Squeeze any juice into the pan. Make two vertical, shallow slices inside each segment to free the fruit from the pith. Add to the pan, along with any juice.

Add the remaining ingredients to the pan, place over medium-high heat with ½ cup water and bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add more maple syrup, if desired.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to one week.

Each portion contains a 1 teaspoon daily serving of Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup.

Enjoy Gaia Golden Milk on those cold nights The traditional Golden Milk recipe has been savored for centuries. With Turmeric and other Ayurvedic herbs, it is used to support the mind and body in many ways.*

Ingredients

1 teaspoon ghee

1 serving Gaia Herbs Golden Milk

pinch Saffron threads (optional)

1 cup whole or 2% milk (see note)

1-2 teaspoons honey, to taste

Preparation

Place the ghee in a small saucepan set over medium heat.

Once melted, whisk in the Golden Milk, Saffron and milk.

Heat, stirring often, until mixture is quite warm but not boiling.

Remove from heat, and add honey to taste.

Pour into a cup, and drink immediately.

For a vegan option, simply use coconut oil and your favorite nondairy milk.

Vitamin B Complex:

Question Have you ever taken a B complex only to find you didn't notice it made a difference?

Dr. Stengler of Emerarld Labs has created a "clinical potency" B Complex Formula that contains only 100% Coenzyme "Activated" forms of: B2 (R-5-P), B6 (P-5-P) & Folic Acid (L-5 Methyl

Tetrahydrofolate). Since studies have shown that 10-15% of the population have a genetic defect that hinders folic acid metabolism, Dr. Stengler has included only the activated form of folic acid in this formula.-Emerald Labs

Vitamin B complex is actually a group of vitamins that include eight B vitamins. These B vitamins can be found in animal and plant sources, as well as in supplement form. They play a variety of roles in the body and provide numerous benefits. Taking too much of any vitamin can be dangerous and cause side effects. Before you take B complex supplements, it is best to consult with your doctor to see what dosage is appropriate for you.

Proper Bodily Functioning:

B vitamins help the body convert food into glucose, which provides energy to the body. Fat and protein metabolizing is also aided by B vitamins, as well as healthy nervous system functioning. Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, helps boost the immune system and strengthen the body under stressful conditions. Vitamin B6, known as pyroxidine, helps the body make certain hormones, as well as chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. It also helps boost immune system functioning.

Lower Cholesterol:

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, has been shown to lower "bad" cholesterol levels, or LDL, levels and boost "good" cholesterol, known as HDL. This may also help prevent hardening of the arteries. Large doses of niacin can cause side effects and may cause liver problems. Before using B complex or niacin for cholesterol reasons, it is best to consult with your health care provider.

Promote Healthy Growth:

Folate, one of the B complex vitamins, or its synthetic form folic acid, helps promote healthy fetal development as well as helps to make new cells in the body. Folate is necessary to make RNA and DNA, which help form cells. This vitamin also aids in producing red blood cells and helps prevent anemia. During pregnancy, folate protects against neural tube defects.

Side Effects:

B vitamins are water-soluble; much of the excess of these vitamins gets excreted through urine. If taken in large doses, however, vitamin B complex can have negative side effects. Side effects include gout, high blood sugar and skin problems. Overdoses of B vitamins can lead to heart and liver complications, and high doses of vitamin B3, or niacin, can cause vision problems, nausea and vomiting and worsening of stomach ulcers. If you are on chemotherapy, high doses of folic acid can interfere with these drugs.-Livestrong

Healthy By Nature is a proud drop off for Honeybrook Farms in Culpeper's Raw Milk. If you are interested in Raw Milk please contact the farm at 540.825.8375 http://honeybrookfarms.com/

Hemp Fusion:

HempFusion offers safe and effective, innovative formulas that combine the power of full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid hemp oil extract from nutritional hemp and other botanicals esteemed for their phytocannabinoid content. The phytocannabinoids found in our proprietary formulas may play a role in promoting health by interacting with our Endocannabinoid System.*

Saturday November 26th is small business Saturday. Stop by Healthy By Nature to #ShopLocallyLeesburg

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Workshop with Alice Maher: Happier Kids and Better Grades, This Thursday, 11/3 at 7pm

Did you know there are many simple things you can do to help your child feel better and achieve more in school? It all begins in your grocery cart. Did you know that the brand of ice cream, cookies and potato chips you select can have a direct effect on your child's behavior, health and ability to learn? Come learn, in an entertaining way, how to navigate the supermarket jungle and help your children thrive!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 7:00pm

At Healthy By Nature

48 hour advance registration required - Register by Tuesday November 1st, Limited space available. $5.00 per person

To register contact Alice Maher 540-222-5228 LookingGlassNH@cs.com

By healthybyn66325131, Oct 3 2016 10:00PM

Curamin® formulas are clinically studied, leading pain relief products, changing lives for the better all around the world. Recognized by the natural products industry and consumers alike as an amazing pain relief product, Curamin has won 27 national awards in the pain category. The ingredients in our formulas are carefully selected for non-addictive, effective and safe pain relief. Curamin doesn’t mask occasional pain – it gets to the source and stops it.

Curamin combines the strength of enhanced absorption curcumin with turmerones, boswellia which contains up to 10 times more AKBA – the most powerful compound in boswellia – than unstandardized boswellia extracts, DLPA to support the healthy activity of endorphins and enkephalins, and nattokinase to help these ingredients get to where they are most needed in the body.

We have expanded our Curamin line to include Curamin PM, Curamin Headache, Curamin Low Back Pain, and Curamin Athletic Pain.

Terry guarantees you will receive exceptional pain relief or your money back. What do you have to lose – besides your pain.*

This month get free samples, literature AND 20% off Curamin and Curamed available at Healthy By Nature

*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT DISEASE.

By healthybyn66325131, Oct 3 2016 09:56PM

STRESS & Adrenal Health

Stress: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. -Google

Everyone has felt stress, and in our busy world of demands, timelines and obligations, stress levels have never been higher. Unchecked stress can lead to a variety of physical and emotional issues from life threatening conditions such as heart diseases and diabetes, to life altering discomfort like digestive problems and weakened immune systems, to emotional and mental problems like depression and anxiety, just to name a few. At Healthy By Nature our goal is to provide you with the education to manage your stress naturally, which leads us to the importance of adrenal health. Without properly functioning adrenal glands your body cannot respond, or recover, adequately from stress. The key to keeping your body ready to respond to, and recover from stress is optimizing the health of your adrenal glands. So what are the adrenal glands?

Located by the kidneys, the adrenal glands produce the hormones that control our response to stress. Specifically, cortisol and adrenaline. Our adrenal glands must have proper time to rest so that they can do there job. If they are over stimulated hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline will either be too high or too low, therefor confusing your body, and affecting the immune, digestive and nervous systems.

If your feeling signs of stress it's time to get your adrenal health back on track so they can do their job to combat stress. Here are a few of our favorite products for alleviating stress and optimizing adrenal health:*

1. Flora 4 Stress: Help relieve symptoms of occasional stress in a natural, healthy way with 4*Stress.* A special blend of four adaptogenic herbs (American Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra berry extract), 4*Stress provides temporary relief of symptoms of stress such as mental fatigue and weakness. Together, these herbs work to help maintain optimal nervous and immune system health and support your working memory and mental focus. 4*Stress provides the support your body needs to effectively combat symptoms of occasional stress.* -Flora Stess

2. Counter Attack: provides 3,899 mg of herbal strength for powerful immune system health. Designed to be taken at the first sign of seasonal discomfort, this herbal blend contains andrographis and berberine to mobilize the body's acute response along with a fast-acting, stimulant-free Clear Relief Complex traditionally used to ease sinus and respiratory discomfort. Rainbow Light's Herbal IQ™ Guarantee means its products have been thoroughly reviewed by qualified herbalists, backed by the latest science. Extracts are identity-verified and tested for purity, efficacy and safety. Formulated by Christopher Hobbs, PhD, and manufactured in the USA*-Rainbow Light

3. Acid Soothe:

Acid Soothe™ contains enzymes, papaya leaf and other botanicals to support optimal digestion and ease symptoms associated with occasional gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Zinc Carnosine is included to help strengthen the mucosal lining of the stomach, acting as a buffer to gastric acid. Thera-blend™ is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in specific pH levels, resulting in superior performance in the body.*

-Enzymedica

Bobbi Says:

Everyone is feeling stress from the upcoming election and flu season is right around the corner. Flora 4 Stress, Counter Attack and Acid Soothe are three of my favorite natural products for keeping my adrenal health in balance and combating stress.

And the winner of the MegaFood loaded backpack is Maria Rivera! Congrats and thanks for playing!

Don't miss out! Order your Fresh Turkey from HBN by Wednesday October 5th and have it in time for Thanksgiving! Call 703-443-6632

Healthy By Nature is a proud sponsor of Music Planet Radio! Streaming World Class Rock FREE while making our community a better, safer, smarter and healthier place by chanpioning the folks who make it happen! Dowmload the app today:

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Upcoming Demos in October:

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Alice K. Maher, is Back at HBN!

Upcoming Workshops with Alice K. Maher, CHHC, AADP, First Thursdays of the month at HBN

6:00pm-7:30pm

10/6: Banish Belly Fat and Stress/Balance Hormones Nutritionally & Naturally

Fall Special; $5 per person. Current clients are FREE! 48 hours advanced registration required. Space is limited. Contact Alice to reserve a spot!

540-222-5228

And if you want a one on one appointment with Alice she is taking appointments for Mondays at Healthy By Nature. Please contact her directly.

By healthybyn66325131, Sep 1 2016 06:33PM

This month we’e featuring Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein

Garden of Life® RAW Organic Protein Tastes and Feels GREAT!

RAW Organic Protein has a smooth texture, great taste and 22 grams protein per serving—clean plant protein—including organic peas grown and harvested right here in the USA! It’s super clean—meaning it’s Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Informed-Choice (Certified for Sport), Vegan Certified, NSF Certified Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Soy Free!

Plus, it contains a complete profile of all the essential amino acids plus whole food fat-soluble vitamins, probiotics and enzymes.

Then there’s the incredible taste! Available in Original (Stevia Free), Vanilla, Chocolate Cacao, and Vanilla Chai, RAW Organic Protein tantalizes your taste buds while building those muscles!

And who is RAW Organic Protein suited for?

It’s ideal for those looking to boost protein intake, support athletic activity, build muscle or supplement a low-carb diet—perfect for athletes to use pre- and post-workout, and great for vegans, vegetarians, or those with sensitivities to milk, soy or other protein.†

Here’s the breakdown of what you get in each delicious, satisfying scoop:

• 22g of Certified USDA Organic Plant Protein (4g of BCAAs)

• 13 Organic Sprouted Grains, Seeds and Legumes

• Probiotics and Enzymes

• RAW Whole Food and NO JUNK

So, try RAW Organic Protein, perfect for people looking for a versatile muscle-building protein† at a great value!

Garden of Life® is the undisputed leader in the natural food & supplement marketplace for offering the most products holding Dual Certification—both Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Why? Because we’re uncompromising about your health — Empowering Extraordinary Health®

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