Did you know that children born after the year 2000 have a 1 in 3 chance of developing Type II Diabetes by the age of 60?? That’s a scary statistic!  As our baby boomers are making up the majority of the aging population (50-70 years old) the rate of diagnosis continues to sky rocket.  But there’s good news, you can do something about it!

Standard Process has an excellent 10 Day Blood Sugar Support Program that provides dietary guidelines and lifestyle recommendations as well as nutritional supplementation support for the many body processes that are involved in blood sugar regulation.  Clinically we have watched patients jump start to a healthier lifestyle and gain a new appreciation for food and it’s role as a fuel for our bodies. Here’s a quick breakdown of the supplements used during the program:2820spcomplete

SP Complete: a convenient powder that offers essential nutrition from whole food ingredient sources with protein, fiber, and calcium to support immune system, intestinal, and muscular health*

SP Cleanse: combines 20 unique whole food and botanical ingredients designed to support the body’s normal toxin-removal processes*

Diaplex: encourages healthy blood sugar metabolism and supports healthy function of the pancreas when combined with a balanced diet*M1325-Gymnema

Gymnema: an herbal product that helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range when combined with a balanced diet*

The holidays are always a clear reminder of how much society tends to overindulge in the quantity of food consumed!  We also tend to have a severely imbalanced diet regarding macro nutrient intake, meaning the proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  Don’t be a statistic and challenge yourself with the 10 Day Blood Sugar Support Program.  We are running a special this month to help promote a healthy holiday season for you and your loved ones.  Stop in or call today to find out more!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Blood Sugar Support Program

Did you know that children born after the year 2000 have a 1 in 3 chance of developing Type II Diabetes by the age of 60?? That’s a scary statistic!  As our baby boomers are making up the majority of … Read More

ziMS_logo-editedThe ziMS Foundation’s 10th annual Golf Tournament will be on Saturday November 7th at Red Wing lake Golf Course in Virginia Beach. The Golf Tournament and its Gala that is held the night before the tournament is the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event each year. The ziMS Foundation is very proud of the fact that they have given back over 1.5 million dollars to MS chapters and research centers. This Golf Tournament is one of the major ways they raise money to accomplish the goal of finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. “Together we can make a difference in the fight against MS!”

Body Logic will be teaming with the ziMS foundation for the 5th year in a row to help support the big event. We offer complimentary chair massages to the golfers as they make their way around the course in shot gun style.  We are honored to continue working with the Zimmerman family and their amazing and generous foundation.  ziMS 2014

To learn more about the Gala & Golf Tournament, click here.

To make a donation to the ziMS Foundation, click here.

November Upcoming Events

The ziMS Foundation’s 10th annual Golf Tournament will be on Saturday November 7th at Red Wing lake Golf Course in Virginia Beach. The Golf Tournament and its Gala that is held the night before the tournament is the Foundation’s biggest … Read More

samaritanhouseBody Logic is collecting donations for the Samaritan House!

Join our team to help those in need! Bring in any of the items listed below and receive $10 OFF ANY massage for the ENTIRE month of November!

These are the items in need:

Peanut Butter
Jelly
Coffee
Tea (100 count)
Ketchup
Mustard
Mayonnaise
Kool-Aid
Sugar
Pancake Mix Pre-Made Batter
Syrup
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Tuna
Spaghetti Noodles (1 lb. packs)
Spaghetti Sauce
Macaroni and Cheese
Soup
Rice
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Corn
Peas
Pork & Beans
Peaches/Pears
Disposal Diapers (Size 4 & 5)
Baby Wipes
Cereal & Oatmeal
Bleach
Comet or Ajax
Pine Sol, Mr. Clean or Lysol
Laundry Detergent
Cascade
Dish washing Detergent
SOS or Brillo Pads
Light Bulbs
Trash Bags
Aluminum Foil
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper

November Massage Special

Body Logic is collecting donations for the Samaritan House!

Join our team to help those in need! Bring in any of the items listed below and receive $10 OFF ANY massage for the ENTIRE month of November!

These are the … Read More

Thanksgiving is a tradition that brings loved ones together from all over the country;sometimes from all over the world! As you gather to enjoy the holiday, impress your family and friends with some of the interesting facts below!

The famous pilgrim celebration at Plymouth Colony Massachusetts in 1621 is traditionally regarded as the first American Thanksgiving. However, there are actually 12 claims to where the “first” Thanksgiving took place: two in Texas, two in Florida, one The_First_Thanksgiving_cph-editedin Maine, two in Virginia, and five in Massachusetts.

In October of 1777 all 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time; however it was a one-time affair commemorating a victory over the British at Saratoga.

Held every year on the island of Alcatraz since 1975, “Unthanksgiving Day” commemorates the survival of Native Americans following the arrival and settlement of Europeans in the Americas.

The turkeys typically depicted in Thanksgiving pictures are not the same as the domestic turkeys most people eat at Thanksgiving. Domestic turkeys usually weigh twice as much and are too large to fly.TurkeyTrot-edited

Speaking of turkeys, a spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

Twenty percent of cranberries eaten are eaten on Thanksgiving, but at the first Thanksgiving they probably weren’t present. Cranberries were actually used by Native Americans to treat arrow wounds and to dye clothes.

954947688-editedTurkey is the traditional dish for the Thanksgiving feast. In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations. There is no official reason or declaration for the use of turkey. They just happened to be the most plentiful meat available at the time of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, starting the tradition.

Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

slide_198352_489085_free-editedThanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners! In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey (260 tons) that a salesman told them they should package it onto aluminum trays with other sides like sweet potatoes — and the first TV dinner was born!

charlie-brown-P-editedOriginally known as Macy’s Christmas Parade—to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season—the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City in 1924. It was launched by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Today, some 3 million people attend the annual parade and another 44 million watch it on television.

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Thanksgiving is a tradition that brings loved ones together from all over the country;sometimes from all over the world! As you gather to enjoy the holiday, impress your family and friends with some of the interesting facts below!

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happy-woman-planning-for-the-holidays-editedDo you feel overwhelmed by the upcoming holiday season?  Have you done the math on how many days are left before Christmas?  Are you wondering “how the heck am I going to get it all done?!”  As each year goes by I think to myself I’m going to be better prepared next year… and it has yet to happen.  So instead of trying to be superwoman and tackle each mountainous task head on I decided to focus on what I can do to stay healthy, happy, and enjoy this holiday season?  And the answer was simple: take care of myself!

  1. Keep up your exercise routine OR start one! Maintaining your normal levels of physical activity, even if it’s simply a 30 minute walk each day, will help you handle stress more easily, maintain a healthy weight, and keep your energy levels up.  And if you don’t have an exercise regimen in place already, start one now!  Exercise increases our sense of well-being and mood which can have a very positive effect on your holiday season.  Endorphins, the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals, are released with physical activity and just might help you tolerate the family dynamics with a smile on your face!
  2. Put down that cookie! Making healthy food choices during the holiday season can be very challenging.  Choosing the healthier foods will not only help maintain a healthy weight through the holiday, but keeping your refined sugar intake low your body will be better equipped to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.  Avoiding the bombardment of sweets will help prevent you from experiencing the crash and burn or highs and lows of blood sugar imbalance.  Please note, this does not mean replace the high sugar desserts with “sugar free” snacks that contain artificial sweeteners.  Did you know that our body still releases insulin in response to the fake sugars just like it does with refined sugar?  Stick with the whole foods and enjoy each bite knowing that you’re doing your body a favor!  Take a look at this month’s healthy dessert recipe.
  3. Take time to rest! The holiday season usually includes staying up too late for office holiday parties or wrapping the kids’ presents.  Take time to rest and recover.  When the body endures sleep deprivation, your health (physical, mental, and emotional) is compromised.  The winter weather alone provides an environment that easily transfers germs from one person to the next.  If your immune system is compromised due to stress and lack of sleep, you’ll be much more susceptible to those germs associated with cold and flu symptoms and be more prone to depression and weight gain.  Rest sounds like a great idea, but you may be asking yourself “how do you have enough time to get everything done, rest, and enjoy the holidays?”  Well, that’s where #4 comes in…
  4. Plan ahead! Although it seems like the holidays sneak up on us, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the same time every year! Planning ahead will help prevent you from sacrificing the first three recommendations.  Break out the monthly calendar and write down what needs to be done and when. Or here’s a link to a printable calendar for Holiday Planning: http://www.wincalendar.com/word-calendar-templates.  Finding a balance among shopping, cooking, decorating, and holiday events can be overwhelming.  Writing it down will help prevent “double booking” yourself and allows you to schedule a “make up day” just in case things don’t go according to plan… which is bound to happen, but that’s life and you will recover!

We are thankful to have the opportunity to help make your holiday season an enjoyable one.  Stay well with a smile on your face!

Preparing for the Holidays

 

Do you feel overwhelmed by the upcoming holiday season?  Have you done the math on how many days are left before Christmas?  Are you wondering “how the heck am I going to get it all done?!”  As each year … Read More

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Ingredients

  • 1 container plain or vanilla yogurt (low- or full-fat)
  • 3 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 pt. strawberries

Directions

  1. Line a medium sieve (about 7 inches wide) with two layers of paper towels. Place sieve over a bowl. Stir yogurt in container for consistency before pouring into sieve. Adjust paper towels to remove any folds. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24 hours, until yogurt thickens.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to a boil. Cook over high heat until reduced to scant 1 cup, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  3. When ready to serve, remove yogurt from refrigerator and place a plate over sieve, making sure paper towels are not covering yogurt. Turn plate and sieve over to unmold yogurt. Gently remove paper towels. With a knife, smooth yogurt on sides and top to make a flat “cheesecake.” Garnish with strawberries and serve with pineapple sauce on the side.

Yogurt “Cheesecake” with Strawberries and Pineapple Syrup

Ingredients 1 container plain or vanilla yogurt (low- or full-fat) 3 c. unsweetened pineapple juice 1 pt. strawberries Directions Line a medium sieve (about 7 inches wide) with two layers of paper towels. Place sieve over a bowl. Stir yogurt… Read More