“There is no passion to be found in playing small–in settling
for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.”
News You Can Use: Woodhouse Notes
Maurita and Bob Elias, spa owners
and newsletter editors
We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter these past few months. It will be our last one for this year as we are looking forward to a busy December and holiday season. Our mission was to provide pertinent, hopefully helpful and maybe entertaining information to you our readers and most valuable guests. We wouldn’t be here without all of you and your continued support. For that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Ever since we opened our spa almost 8 years ago, we wanted to make a difference in the lives of our guests, our team members and our community. We want to make this spa the place you come to escape the stresses of your world; where you are free to relax, unwind and just “be”. Hopefully we have accomplished that goal. Our plan for the coming years is to make sure that the expectations you have set for us are exceeded by a thousand percent! So with that goal in mind, your feedback is extremely important. It’s the only way we know what’s working and what is not, and what we could be doing better. Call us at 570.763.0063 or email us at kingston.woodhousespas.com. Don’t worry. We’ll take it personally.
The quote above by Nelson Mandela has appeared in our Menu of Services since we opened and it is a great source of inspiration for us as is the following quote by Henry James:
“It’s time to start living the life we’ve imagined.”
We are. Allow us to serve you so that you too can live the life that only you have imagined.
Maurita and Bob
Our last “Common Sense Corner” will talk about a very little known topic called food combining and all the reasons you should be doing it especially going into this crazy, stressful season. Enjoy your holidays with family and friends. But most of all, stay healthy and safe and try to get some “me” time. Thank you for everything.
COMMON SENSE CORNER
The Fundamentals of Food Combining
Scientific studies have documented that the body’s digestive organs have limits. When the digestive functions are hindered or even sometimes suspended due to incorrectly combined foods, the proper conversion of food into vital body nutrients, such as sugars, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, does not take place. Under these circumstances, our digestive systems are unable to properly absorb and assimilate the foods we take into our bodies. The resulting undigested or partially digested food particles can produce harmful toxins in the body which place great strain upon the cells, tissues, and organs of elimination. If these unnatural conditions of improper food combinations occur over a long period of time, they can bring about more serious diseases. Proper digestion is also hampered by the use of condiments, vinegar, alcohol, tobacco, soft drinks, tea and coffee at the time of the meal.
Using the proper food combinations, which nature intended us to do, places only a minimum effort on the digestive organs, and does not wear out these organs prematurely. Foods are then easily and properly assimilated and the wastes are readily eliminated. Our bodies therefore spend less energy breaking the food down, and we are able to absorb more nutrients which allows our bodies to have more natural energy (not chemically produced energy). (Food Combining Made Easy, Herbert Shelton, M.D.)
So what are the rules for proper food combining?
Eat meats and starches at separate meals. Meats produce acids which neutralize the alkalinity required for starch digestion resulting in indigestion and fermentation of the meat.
Proteins and carbohydrates should never be eaten together for the same reasons outlined in #1.
Eat only one kind of protein at a meal.
Eat proteins and fats at separate meals.
Eat sugars (fruits) and protein at separate meals.
Eat fruit alone. Fruit combines with almost no other food, as it undergoes no digestion in the stomach and is held up and putrefied if eaten with foods that require digestion in the stomach.
A green, leafy salad can be eaten with any meal, as it combines with proteins, carbohydrates and fats. (Herbert Shelton, M.D.)
By properly combining your foods at every meal, you will find that you will need less energy to digest your meal, enabling you to use that extra energy for living your life to the fullest. Try it for 10 days and see how great you feel!
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