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Category: Health Education

Heavy Metal Detox

If you think you have a heavy metal problems then check this article out here


AWC Healthy Nutrition Corner

Have you heard? AWC is excited to announce their new All Natural Nutrition Solution to promote health and wellness for our members! As Wellness Coaches for Beachbody we are thrilled to now offer Shakeology along with many other on line nutrition and health and wellness services!  To kick off the AWC Healthy Nutrition Corner,  we are excited to provide all AWC members with a FREE account to have access to nutrition tips, clean and healthy eating recipes, meal plans, fitness and training tips and tools from yoga to cardio and strength building techniques all with a FREE membership!  Membership also includes on line as well as on site support, motivation and accountability from our in house health and wellness coaches, Susan Lecuyer and Heidi MacEwen!  Join today!!!!

To JOIN today click here ~https://mailchi.mp/82203d777dea/awc-healthy-nutrition-corner

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Learn to Make Your Own Blessed Holy Water on the Full Moon

Learn to Make Your Own Blessed Holy Water on the Full Moon with Debee Boulanger.

Use the power of your intention to bring spirit into your craft. This is a hands-on workshop. You will learn how to make an extract as well as the Holy Water. Most supplies, instructions and handouts will be included. You will be able to make one 4 oz. bottle on site and take another kit home to make a second one on your own. Kit includes 4 oz. bottle, label, pipette, small funnel, crystal & white sage. (Other supplies will be available for purchase if needed at a later date.)

NOTE: You will need to bring a quart size mason jar full of spring water (preferably from either rain or freshly fallen snow close to your home or a favorite pure sacred water source).  

Date: Full Moon – Friday, March 2nd * @ 7 – 9 PM must pre-register ~ Cost $77 or Pre-payment** by 2/25/18 only $69

*Note: Snow date will be on the Full Moon – Saturday, March 31st from 4-6 PM.  (**no refunds for pre-payment only credit)

Most clients know Debee Boulanger as being one of the many talented massage therapists here at the Abundant Wellness Center.  However, seeking the deep connection with nature she once had as a child, Debee started a journey of becoming a ‘steward of the earth’ in 2010. And with the completion of a three year training with the Green Mountain Druid Order in Vermont, Debee became a Druid in 2013.  The experience was profound and enlightening, which brought a new depth to her life practice. Debee is an avid gardener and believes we all have the ability to self-sustain however we need to have the desire to do so. Her goal is to inspire others to do the same. Debee believes that this is how our ancestors lived in harmony of with land and we need to return to that way of living to survive… out of the head and into the heart of the land.  She sends blessings by spreading the seeds of community, healing, joy, peace, love & compassion to all.  Blessed Be ~ Debee

How Obesogens Cause Obesity

Scientists are exploring the role that chemicals may play in weight gain and obesity.

More than 80,000 chemicals are registered for use in the United States. Some of these chemicals are toxic to animals and humans, and some interfere with how the body’s hormones function. The ones that impact hormones are called endocrine disrupting chemicals, or endocrine disruptors, and are linked to a variety of diseases.

Some endocrine disruptors have been shown to be obesogens…



Get Ready For The Holidays with…

Shakeology ®

HAVE You Heard?

AWC is excited to announce their new all natural nutrition solution for our clients! As Wellness Coaches for Beachbody we are thrilled to offer Shakeology ®, the most delicious, nutrient-dense, superfood-packed protein shake on the planet.  Come sample just how good healthy tastes!  Join us as we support each other to survive the holidays the healthy way.  To kick off this holiday season, we will be hosting a FREE Shakeology Shake & Share on Saturday Nov. 18th, from 1-3 PM. While the holiday season brings much joy and good times, it can also bring with it much stress, not so clean eating and not so healthy indulgences. Learn about our FREE on site nutrition support group!  Why not gift yourself good nutrition & health this year – you might even win the free raffle!

Hosted by Susan Lecuyer and wellness and fitness coach, Heidi MacEwen.

What is a Himalayan Salt Pod

There’s a brand new business in Somers, CT that has chosen to use our name for their business and to set the records straight we are NOT associated with them!  They appear to be more of a spa than a Wellness Center.  My aunt always said that when someone copies you its the greatest complement or highest form of flattery!  (Personally – I like to be more original.) I also like to educate my clients and I do tons of research before I offer anything new at the Abundant Wellness Center. From what I researched on these Himalayan Salt Pods is that most of these units primarily use Sodium Chloride = table salt and NOT Himalayan Salt.  Sodium chloride is the chemical name given to table salt and Rock Salt or Halite used to melt the ice on roads and walkways.  Although some have reported that they have benefited from weight loss and respiratory issues, its unclear as to exactly what kind(s) of salt was used during their treatments. However the salt used in Salt Floatation Therapy is Epsom Salt NOT sodium chloride.  Epsom Salt Floatation makes your brain happy and reduces stress all over your body. It has been used to effectively to treat everything from stress and anxiety, to migraines, to chronic pain and fibromyalgia, to mental disorders.

These are a few things listed for precautions on sodium chloride I found on this site MSDS:

While sodium chloride isn’t currently considered a health hazard, the following precautions should be taken when working with the chemical to ensure you’re steering clear of any potential dangers:

  • Work area should have sufficient exhaust ventilation. Regularly vacuum dust to minimize the potential of air-borne exposure.
  • Avoid eye contact and wear eye protection if/when eye contact is likely to occur.
  • Avoid skin contact and wear protective clothing and gloves.

Managing Exposure to Sodium Chloride

Although normal handling of sodium chloride is not known to have any significant effects or health hazards, the following good laboratory practices should be followed if exposure does occur:

1) Eye Contact

Remove contact lenses, if necessary. Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least five minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation occurs and persists.

2) Skin Contact

Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with plenty of soap and water. Seek medical attention if the skin becomes irritated or a rash develops.

3) Inhalation

Remove the person from exposure and bring into fresh air. Seek medical attention if the exposed individual has any difficulty breathing.

4) Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting. If person is conscious, rinse mouth with plenty of water and give several glasses of water to drink. Seek medical attention if adverse symptoms occur.

Safely Handling Sodium Chloride Spills

In the event of a sodium chloride spill, the following steps should be taken:

  • Vacuum or wet-sweep the area. Avoid dry sweeping or other methods that will raise dust.
  • Place into a closable container and label for disposal.
  • Clean the area with water and detergent.

Properly Storing Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride should be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area and kept in a securely closed container. Be sure to keep away this chemical away from excessive heat.