Saturday, August 15, 2015

FREE 20-day natural protocol for Systemic Candida Overgrowth & Leaky Gut Syndrome

A Holistic Way wants to help you. Do you have unexplained ailments that continually bother you to no avail? Migraine Headaches? Joint Pain? Congestion? Recurring Bladder Infections? Allergies? Rashes or Itchy Skin? Hives? Ear Aches? Chronic colds, flu, sore throats? Sinus Infections? Upper Respiratory Infections? Tonsillitis? Greasy hair and skin? Body odor? Bad breath? Weight gain? Eye Floaters? Exhaustion? Eye/face Twitching? Ears Ringing? Forgetfulness/fogginess? Heart Palpitations, Murmurs, Chest Pain? The list is endless... Have you ever been on antibiotics? Are your little ones suffering from any of these ailments? (AHW can help them too!) If you answer Yes to any of the above, please contact AHW to get started on your FREE 20-day natural protocol for Systemic Candida Overgrowth and Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Maternity Leave that Never Ended

Hello folks. Somehow after having my son I was never able to get back into the swing of regular blogging or taking on new clients. I have successfully assumed the position of fulltime SAHM until further notice. The good news is I have become an expert in the field of baby & toddler nutrition and herbs! So all those holistic moms need to give me a shout when you have a question. On the upside, I am still on staff at Living Well Dallas, but am only there by appointment on the rare occasion. Under A Holistic Way I may consult with clients via phone (by appointment only). You may contact me on facebook to schedule an appointment. I maintain my facebook page and post things of interest and answer your messages there. As of today my website has been officially "parked," so the only online presence I have is via blogger and facebook. I still write the occasional article on the Examiner site: I hope you will find me and let me know if I can help you in your journey to claim a healthier you through better nutrition and herbs. Happy New Year to all! Very sincerely, Sonia Platz A Holistic Way

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hybernating - Hiatus - Slowly Resurfacing

Hello folks. My apologies for abandoning you. Since becoming a Mom, I have postponed work, blogging, and well, everything I used to do and be. I knew life would be different, I just didn't realize that so much of what I used to consume myself with would virtually disappear into the backseat of a vehicle undriven. Instead of posting blogs (since it takes time to sit here and think and write stuff), I have resorted to facebook to post quick links and tips on holistic health and wellness. If you have not already, and you want to keep up with me, like my facebook page. At some point in the not too far away future I do intend to resurface from my blogging hiatus to continuing blessing you with my ideas and nutrition knowledge and herbal know-how. In the me on facebook. Thanks everyone. Cheers to your health!

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Smokers’ Resolution

Another New Year is almost here and most cigarette smokers think about quitting this time of year so here is a herbal formula to help you quit that nasty and expensive habit: Mix equal parts of the following herbs: Wild Oats; Lobelia; Rose Hips; Cayenne. This herbal formula helps reduce the desire for tobacco. The lobeline content of lobelia is similar to nicotine but is non-addictive and non-stimulating. The wild oats calm the nerves and the rose hips and cayenne support the body nutritionally. (Dr. Christopher’s formula) Supplies to make your own capsules:
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


What is Holistic Health & Holistic Nutrition?

This involves viewing individual health in a holistic fashion. Holistic means considering and encompassing body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Factors involving physical wellness/illness, mental/thought patterns, emotional expression and stability, and the individual’s spiritual beliefs all have significant roles in maintaining good health and should be addressed.

What is Holistic Medicine?
It is a medical model that focuses on the whole person, not just the body.

What is Integrative Medicine, Complementary Medicine or Alternative Medicine (CAM)?
Used interchangeably, these systems integrate traditional, allopathic methods with nontraditional methods and can form a complementary medical system.

What is Natural Health?
It is how we live in our bodies by maintaining good health naturally through the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods and fluids we consume, and also through our daily body movement/activities, rest, sleep and interactions with other people.

What is Natural Healing?
This involves moving the body from a state of non-health to a state of health using only natural (non-synthetic and non-invasive) means. Examples including fasting to cleanse the body of mucus, massage therapy to ease aching and painful muscles, and the use of herbal formulas to soothe an irritated throat.

What is Herbology or Herbalism, or a Herbologist?
One of the oldest sciences in the world—the study of plants and their physical attributes as used for healing, food, flavoring, scents, and dyes. The study of the effects of plants upon the body (stressing the use of whole plants, but may include a part of the plant that is used, plant gathering, methods, and preparations of the plant). It is practiced in all forms of traditional healing worldwide. The philosophy of Herbalism is directed at supporting the body’s healing processes with the use of plants and foods used, and also uses exercise techniques including breathing exercises/techniques, and various body/mind techniques. Herbalism views the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

What is Detoxification (Detox)?
The body creates and is exposed to may toxins simply through the normal process of living. Under ordinary conditions, body systems such as the liver, kidneys, intestines, lymph and circulatory systems, eliminate toxins without a problem. A poor diet, poor lifestyle habits, and excessive exposure to environmental toxins can overwhelm the body’s natural processes and allow toxins to accumulate internally. Signs or conditions that may indicate you may be suffering from toxicity are: headaches, digestive disorders, increased allergic reactions, fatigue, to name a few. Various methods are used to stimulate detoxification such as forms of fasting, using herbs, or a cleanse program.

What is Hydrotherapy?
A therapeutic use of water of any temperature or form: hot, cold, steam, or ice in order to promote healing. Depending on the temperature and form of the water, it can address a wide range of problems including sore muscles, injuries, fevers, burns, skin problems, etc. Warm or hot has a relaxing effect; cold water reduces inflammation; and alternating hot and cold water is a stimulating aid to the circulatory system. Water may also stimulate the immune system.

What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a system of bodywork in which the practitioner applies finger pressure to specific points on the feet and/or the hands, and the various organs and areas of the body. Pressing on these reflexes aid in healing by stimulating a return to homeostasis (state of balance in the body).

What is Therapeutic Touch?
It is a non-evasive and, in fact, non-touch system of energy work where energy is transferred from the practitioner to the energy field of the individual receiving treatment. Major effects include relaxation and accelerating healing. The autonomic nervous system is sensitive to this form of therapy, followed by the lymphatic and circulatory systems as well as the musculoskeletal system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves a very light touch and is a highly beneficial aid in removing toxins from your body.

What is Vegetarianism?
It is a plant-centered eating style that excludes meat. There are 4 or more variations of vegetarianism: (1) Lacto-vegetarian: only vegetables, grains, fruits, and dairy; (2) Ovo-vegetarian: vegetables, grains, fruits, and eggs; (3) Pesco-vegetarian: vegetables, grains, fruits, fish/seafood; and (4) Vegan: vegetables, grains, fruits, no animal products whatsoever. Some consider this a way of life that extends beyond food and strict vegans tend to avoid products derived from animals such as leather or silk. Some of these variations can be combined. Many people achieve optimum health from a well-balanced vegetarian diet, high in micronutrients and fiber, generally low in saturated fats. Plant-focused eating is recommended for everyone; however, there are some people who do not respond well to a diet in which there is no animal protein.

Living Well Dallas - Be Well Circle Membership Explained

A new year is approaching and this is naturally a good time to start with a fresh slate to begin integrating healthy habits. Living Well Health & Wellness Center is currently promoting a new membership program called the "Be Well Circle". The "Be Well Circle" affords you access to core services at membership level rates (Nutritional Coaching / Massage / Licensed Professional Counseling / Acupuncture). This is a way for you to benefit from any of the services at reduced rates on a 6 month or 12 month plan.

Please contact me should you wish to take advantage of this opportunity (I will provide you with the membership pamphlet and sign-up form). Be sure to mention my name when you sign up, or when making appointments for nutritional counseling. My contact information for the Be Well Circle Membership is below, or e-mail me Click HERE for my profile on the Living Well Dallas website.
Wellness is a journey, not a destination.

Join the Be Well Circle™
and begin your journey today.

Live well. Feel well. Be well.
Be Well Circle™ has membership levels to meet your specific health & wellness goals.

As a Be Well Circle™ member, you will discover how to get “Me Time” effortlessly with the rewards of stress reduction, relaxation, finding balance, improved nutrition and weight loss. Joining the membership allows you to take advantage of our 4 core services at significant discounts (single services prices range from $80-$125 an hour). By just taking advantage of the membership, you can save from $21 to $250 a month in valuable services.

Create your membership with monthly sessions of nutrition coaching, counseling with licensed counselors, life coaching, therapeutic massage and acupuncture. Join the Be Well Circle™ to be nourished and motivated so you can live, feel and be well.

Your membership may include any combination of the following Core Services:

Weight Loss Nutrition Coaching with your Certified Health Coach - a healthy body requires healthy food. Don't navigate nutrition changes alone. Our certified dieticians and health coaches have been trained to help you achieve lasting weight loss.

Therapeutic Massage - massage is more than just for relaxation. Massage can help the body heal, relax and rejuvenate. Whether you just want to relax or get the kinks worked out, our massage therapists can take care of you.

Individual Counseling with Licensed Professional Counselor - coaching and counseling give you a chance to talk through lifes big and small challenges. Let us help you get unstuck.

Acupuncture - The acient art of acupuncture can assist the body in healing from the inside out. From improving immune function or reducing pain, acupuncture can be your little healthy secret.

Be Well Circle™ Diamond
$159 per month with a one-time initiation fee of $39
15% discount on supplements and functional foods

Monthly Diamond Services To Choose From
One 60-minute session with health coach
One 60-minute therapeutic massage
One 60-minute Be Well Circle™ service of your choice
All additional 60-minute Be Well Circle™ services available $50.

Be Well Circle™ Emerald
$109 per month with a one-time initiation fee of $39
10% discount on supplements and functional foods

Monthly Emerald Services To Choose From
One 60-minute session with health coach
One 60-minute Be Well Circle™ service of your choice
All additional 60-minute Be Well Circle™ services available $55.

Be Well Circle™
$59 per month with a one-time initiation fee of $39
Monthly Circle Services
One 60-minute Be Well Circle™ of your choice
All additional 50-minute Be Well Circle™ services available $59.

Be Well Circle™ Shared
Available to Diamond & Emerald Members
Diamond and Emerald members have the additional option of sharing their membership with one household member. The shared membership includes one additional Be Well Circle™ service each month with unlimited Be Well Circle™ services at membership pricing. All individuals selected to share memberships must be listed at the time of enrollment. Requires a one-time $29 second initiation fee.

Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season

Drink a glass of water at least 30 minutes before your meal to fend off hunger & overeating

When eating meat like turkey or ham, skip the skin and cut off any fatty parts

Chew your food thoroughly to get the best digestion and to assimilate the most nutrients

Slow down and enjoy the meal and the company you are with, take pauses between bites

Focus on the veggies, salads and fruits first so you’ll eat less of the fattier & more filling foods

Take smaller portions of stuffing, meats and sweets

Stay hydrated with water (alcoholic and caffeinated beverages are dehydrating)

Avoid sugary beverages such as sodas, sweetened teas and sports drinks

Limit your servings of deserts/pies, cookies and candies, just pick one

Take a relaxing walk with family/friends after the meal before settling in for the night

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