A Time For Every Purpose

As Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 points out; there is a time, and purpose for everything. During springtime we often get the urge to clean out the old things, and freshen up. Whether it is mental, physical, or spiritual junk, we want it cleaned out. It is the natural cycle of our systems to feel this way during this time of the year.
The best thing that you can do is take advantage of these this up tick in motivation. If you feel like cleaning out the garage then do it! If you feel like beginning a exercise regiment then get out there, and sweat! If you feel like learning more about God then dig in, and study! Work with your natural rhythm. You get more done that way.
Some might say “Well, Adam, I start out good, but then loose motivation halfway through”. To remedy this simply pick something you want to get done, and resolve to work on it a little everyday. It doesn’t have to be big things. A little work here and a little work there everyday, and soon enough you will see that goal get closer, and closer to completion. Remember, consistency wins the day in the end.
So , this week pick something your want to get “Cleaned up”, and then make a plan to work on it a little everyday. In no time you will not only see the results, but you will feel better too. As always; have a great day, God bless, and enjoy! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
1.479.207.0872

The Real “Supermarket Pharmacy”

Last time we talked about how the foods we eat everyday can actually be a natural, healthy, nutritional, medicine to us. So, this time let’s cover a few foods that are common in our diet.

Lemon
We all have had tried lemon, and it is common to get it in the restaurants with our water for flavor. But lemon is so much more than just an additive for flavor! Lemon has been used to improve or eliminate acne because of it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. That is not all it does for the skin though. People with eczema, corns, calluses, and just flat tough skin can benefit from the skin healing effects of lemon. If that wasn’t enough the humble lemon (and all the citrus fruits for that matter) boost your mood. Anxious? Fatigued? Depressed? Even if you just smell lemons it can help bust up that emotional funk!

Spinach
Popeye was right! This stuff does make you stronger! From blood sugar levels, to bone health, to cancer prevention; this little green is powerful. It is packed with vitamins, and minerals that your body loves. Even your skin benefits from you eating this plant. It can even help topically as a poultice for sunburns.

Hot Peppers
Spicy? Yes, but oh so worth the heat! Hot peppers like jalapeños, and cayenne are are like little dynamite packages full of antioxidants! From cancer, to circulatory health they cover a wide gamut of situations. And before you count off that heat they make you feel know this; them making you sweat is actually GOOD FOR YOU! It promotes detoxification, and cleansing of the system while simultaneously perking up your metabolic activity so you burn off that extra fat and water you are carrying around. Awesome little things, they are!

I hope that you liked this blog update. Today take some time to look in your refrigerator, and see what “Food-icine” you have in there. As always; have a great day, God bless, and ENJOY! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
1.479.207.0872

Food-icine?

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We talked about the philosophical eating of the elephant last post so let’s talk about the real life eating now. What is with the title? Well, food really can be your medicine. Hippocrates said:

“Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.”

This may sound funny, and philosophical to some, but it really is true. All the talk about supplements, diets, superfoods, and other things seems to be really good, but we often forget that it is the foods that we eat everyday that make the difference in our health. That green superfood shake that you have once per week is not going to balance out the bacon, eggs, and sausage you have every morning. Not to mention things like vitamins, supplements, and superfood shakes are often pretty pricey.
We don’t have to go overboard to start eating healthy. A simple, everyday approach will often get you farther than a big, difficult one. For starters; instead you can start including a salad at every meal. A small, simple, fresh green salad can make a world of difference in energy levels, and nutrition. Also, substitute a surgery snack for some mixed fruit, banana chips, or berries. These sound simple, and elementary, but SIMPLE WORKS! Things do not have to be complicated to be effective. There are lots of ways to get more out of your food than just focusing on those sometimes expensive superfoods and supplements.
Next time we will cover the health benefits of some foods that you are already familiar with, and eating, but may not have thought of as “medicine”.
Have a great day, God bless, and ENJOY! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
211 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1.479.207.0872

Eating the Oliphaunt…

Before anyone says I misspelled elephant, hold on a second. It is a reference to Tolkien literature, so it is alright. No need to get upset. ;)

Today we are still going to talk about what that saying means. Perhaps you have a big goal. One that is so huge that it may seem impossible. A goal that dwarfs all your other goals. Can you accomplish this? Do you get discouraged? Does your mind begin saying things like “that is too much” or “no one can do that” or perhaps the dreaded “I’m not _____ enough”.
Today, I am here to tell you that is wrong. The goals you have set, no matter how big, are perfectly obtainable. You may be asking yourself how something like making a million dollars a year is possible when you are “stuck” in a dead-end job, or meeting the man/woman of your dreams when you are painfully shy, but IT IS! You know how? One bite of the oliphaunt at a time.
I can hear you now: “I have heard that before, Adam, and it didn’t help me”. Well, to that I ask: “Did you do it right?” To breakdown a goal you must do more than look at the steps you would take to get to where you are going. You must think about what steps it would take to get to those steps, and then even further what steps to get to those goals. You break it all the way down until you have a list of specific things that you can do everyday that will get you ever closer to that main goal, no matter how small those things are. By doing this you promote action, consistency, and motivation. You CAN eat an oliphaunt… even if it is just one bite at a time.
Have a great day, God bless, and enjoy! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
211 N. Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1.479.207.0872

Gentle Cleaners?

So, we said last time that the body naturally cleans out in the Spring, and Autumn, and that we were going to cover a cleanse that would be both gentle and effective to support the body in this process. As you try these make sure you are getting plenty of nutritional support. With out having the proper building blocks your body cannot repair. Even the “cleanest” body, when deprived of it’s most necessary vitamins and minerals, will experience disease.

The Simple Lemon Cleanse
Lemon is the most overlooked medicinal plants in the world. It’s health benefits are well documented, but it is rarely used for more than a flavor enhancer for water. Well, no more for you, my friend. You can use lemon essential oil (I recommend doTerra, as the quality is unmatched) to clean out your liver in a very gentle fashion. All you have to do is drink about 8oz. of lukewarm to warm water with two to three drops of Lemon everyday in the morning. This simple, gentle cleanse is surprisingly effective. You can even do it again in the evening to go a bit faster. The liver is an important organ to keep clean, as it filters the body’s blood and bile. With this you can boost yourself up without braking the bank.

This is a simple and easy cleanse is also very versatile. You can add honey to sweeten warmer water without diminishing the power of the lemon, and some people even put a pinch of cayenne pepper in to give it a cardiovascular  boosting and cleansing element. You can do almost anything with this cleanse, and no matter what regiment of drug or diet you are on it will still be safe and effective.
Have a great day, God bless, and enjoy! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
211 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1.479.207.0872

Spring Cleaning

Good day everyone! Well, the official first day of Spring passed just last week, and you can feel it in the change in the air. And while some think of sunshine, flowers, and picnics; others think of pollen, ragweed, and allergies. We don’t really encourage people to focus on the things they don’t like, but some do anyway. It can help to look at those things in a different perspective. During the Spring, and Fall are the times your body naturally cleans as best it can. This is why allergies are more intense during these seasons.
Why is this important? Well, if you support this process your body while it is cleaning out then you can not only greatly lessen the severity of the allergies, but alleviate the allergic sensitivity! It is possible. Your body has a great capacity to heal, and allergies are really just your body reacting in a highly sensitive way because of a past programed reaction that has been stored in your brain, and subconscious. Things like that are completely fixable!
Friday we will talk about a few things that you can do to help support your body in it’s cleansing, healing process. They will be gentle, and calming to the body as well for added benefits. So, keep up with the posts everyone! Have a great day, God bless, and ENJOY! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance211 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1.478.207.0872

Grades Matter!

With the special doTerra essential oil event coming up this weekend it seems appropriate to post a bit about the main reason I chose to use them with my clients; the quality. Here is some information from their site on the standard of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.

Essential Oil Quality Grades

There are a growing number of products claiming either to be or to contain essential oils. They range in price and quality and are found in skin care, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and other products. However, many of these products do not use pure essential oils and often use fragrant synthetic chemical substitutes to dilute or replace more expensive essential oil extracts. Furthermore, there are no current regulatory standards for the descriptive use of the “therapeutic grade” for products labeled as essential oils.
The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® mark* represents the internal standards used by dōTERRA for sourcing and testing pure aromatic botanical extracts using  independent testing laboratories. The dōTERRA brand and registered CPTG® mark represent the dōTERRA guarantee of pure essential oil extracts that meet high standards for both purity and material composition and accurate product labeling.

dōTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils are pure, natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that dōTERRA essential oils are free of any contaminants, such as pesticides or other chemical residues. In addition to being pure and natural, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are subjected to additional quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment, harvested at the right time, or not distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant part harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.

CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade ® essential oils are guaranteed to be pure, natural, and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. dōTERRA essential oils are subjected to rigorous mass spectrometry and gas chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today.

LavenderTry this at home: Compare the smell of dōTERRA Lavender essential oil to another lavender oil or product in your home. If your product’s fragrance is overbearing in any one note, it may contain synthetic chemical substitutes. A pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil should have a balanced, broad fragrance profile and should smell crystal clean. Now, compare the feel of your product to the dōTERRA essential oil. A pure essential oil should not feel slick or oily, but rather, it should absorb cleanly and completely into your skin.

We hope to see you at the event this Saturday! Have a great day, God bless, and ENJOY! :)

In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
211 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1.479.207.0872