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Live a Healthier Life With Magnesium

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Magnesium is one of the most underutilized but necessary nutrient that our bodies need. It is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults. About 80% of adults are deficient in this mineral.  The best way to get the recommended amount is to eat foods rich in magnesium, or consider taking supplements.

Why are so many adults deficient in magnesium?

The soil that most of our plants are grown from are not as rich in minerals as they used to be. This is caused by soil depletion. Without the proper amount of magnesium in our food, most adults have no way of getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Some antibiotics affect the way minerals are absorbed into the body, another reason for such a high deficiency rate in adults. Our bodies do not need as much magnesium as other minerals, but we must keep it stored in our body to prevent deficiency problems.

The best way to get minerals into your body.

Eating whole foods is the best way to eat your minerals. This is because essential minerals can be lost during refinement and processing. These are foods that are known to be rich in magnesium:

  • Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Nuts
  • Beans, peas, soybeans
  • Whole grain cereals or bread
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Salmon
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dark chocolate containing cacao

Wellness Origin carries an in-house brand of supplements. When you get the proper nutrition in your body, you will notice a difference in how you feel and the health of your body. These are some of the amazing benefits that you will start to notice:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Promotion of lower stress and anxiety levels
  • Better heart health
  • Healthier bone formation
  • A healthy metabolism
  • Healthy cholesterol levels
  • More energy throughout the day
  • Cellular reproduction

With magnesium deficiency being one of the leading types of mineral deficiencies in adults, it can often go undiagnosed because people believe they are tired or stressed from work or personal reasons. Eating a magnesium-rich diet or taking a magnesium supplement will help you feel your best.

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8 Secrets to Eating Healthy with a Busy Schedule

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If you’re anything like me, the most challenging part of eating healthy is making it happen between your day to day activities.

I’ve spent a lot of time practicing different healthy eating techniques over the past decade, and here are the best recommendations I’ve come up with (and use every day!)

1. Having Your Why: If you wish to stay healthy in the long run, knowing your purpose with eating healthy is very important – this will help you stay persistent. For me, I love to keep high energy, mental clarity and a happy mood. Whatever the reason may be for you – make sure you know your Why, so you can rock and roll with your meals every single day!

2. Grocery Store Routine: Adding going to the grocery store to your regular self-care routine is a very simple yet effective way to eat healthy. This allows you to have your home stocked with healthy foods. Of course, you must buy the right foods when you are at the store, too – so choose Whole Foods, Earth Fare, or related healthier places to go!

3. The Simple Salad: Keeping the resources at home to make a simple salad! This is incredibly helpful for eating healthy made simple and easy. You can simply mix fruits and veggies together in 2 to 3 minutes and have a snack ready and available for yourself.

4. Wild Superfood Complete: Our vitamin powder is packed with essential, full spectrum nutrition which provides benefits including increasing energy, mental clarity, reducing stress, and increasing endurance. Adding this food to your daily food regime can greatly help with eating healthy, by providing your body with the nutrition it needs for optimal wellness. I personally drink Wild Superfood Complete in the morning or afternoon for energizing.

5. Be Patient with Yourself: Rather than being upset if you are not perfect to start, set goals and ramp it up for yourself! When I was growing up, I never missed a whole day without a meal of pasta and cheese. I haven’t touched pasta in 10 years now – giving up foods that were not working for me was so essential that I continued to get better with time – to the point where I am not interested in these foods at all! Understand it takes time, add the fun into the process, and you can make lifelong shifts for your own betterment!

6. Proper Food Choices and Combining: Even when you are on the go, you can improve your nutrition intake and digestion with proper food combinations. They are SO essential – yet it takes knowledge and time to learn what works and what doesn’t. Yuriel Kaim teaches basic food combining principles you can reference to start, however do continue to research and take time to learn the various techniques.

7. Healthy Snacks: Keep Healthy Snacks with you during the day so if you need a bite, you can reach for a treat giving you nutrition, energy, and satisfaction in your choices. Wellness Origin recommended snacks include: a gourmet raw chocolate bar from Raw Chocolate Love, raw chocolate truffles from GOOD BITES (both sold in store at Wellness Origin), mulberries with raw nuts, or carrots and celery with raw sprouted nut butter.

8. Fulvic Acid: This supplement is another amazing way to add nutrition into your lifestyle. Benefits of Fulvic Acid as given on our Website include: “Fulvic acids support the vitality of the entire body, including all organ systems, muscles, tissues and bones. The formula is extremely high in nutritional content, providing our bodies with the minerals absent in the soils where a majority of modern food is cultivated. Fulvic Acid Focus is rich in free radicals which reduce the toxic load in the body.” I love to add Fulvic Acid into my water when I am hydrating.

I wish you success and enjoyment on your Wellness journey! Stay passionate and have fun – Wellness Origin is here as your resource to help you! Further your Wellness and Beauty care by learning about the amazing, luxurious benefits of Essential Oils!

About the Author: Claudia Varga is the Marketing Director at Wellness Origin and a Singer. Since receiving her BSB in Marketing and International Business from the Kelley School of Business in 2015, she has been combining her passion for wellness and beauty care as well as helping others with her love of creating enriching marketing content. She uses her wellness techniques for high performance both in the office and on stage.

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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

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One of our favorite treatments at Wellness Origin is the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. Wellness Origin has the only free-standing chamber in central Indiana, making our Day Spa and Wellness Center unique to the area.

How Does the Chamber Work?

Without a doubt, oxygen is a critical element for our existence. It is the element that sustains us. It is what we need for all biological function in our bodies, from generating energy to breaking down toxins and to regenerate. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers many wonderful benefits to our bodies. The chamber is a therapeutic use of oxygen in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The pressurized atmosphere allows the cells to fill with ten times more oxygen than a normal atmosphere. When your cells fill up with more than the normal amount of oxygen, it leads to lasting health benefits. Check with one of our specialists by calling +1 (317) 979-1234 to find out how many treatments would be beneficial to you.

Oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, plasma, lymph system, and bone. Oxygen is carried to areas where circulation of the blood is blocked or diminished. Then, oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues to help the body heal faster. Increased oxygen allows the body to more effectively clear out infection, increase production of new red blood cells, and encourage capillary growth for faster healing.

While this type of therapy is most used for its healing benefits, it also has some physiological benefits to it. Some examples include increased neural energy metabolism in the brain, sustained cognitive improvement, and can work as an anti-inflammatory. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is also known to deactivate toxins and poisons from spider bites, air pollution, unwanted side effects from certain medical treatments, and more. Multiple sessions are recommended to maximize the benefits, but oxygen levels will remain high in tissues for several hours after treatment.

Learn more about our Hyperbaric Chamber

We see many different types of people come try our Hyperbaric Chamber, so feel free to come visit us and check it out for yourself, or visit our website to learn a little more about how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can benefit you. Sessions range from 30 minutes to an hour, so feel free to bring your choice of book or magazine to keep you entertained, or a pillow to sneak in a quick nap to feel extra refreshed.

Check out our blog post: 8 secrets for eating healthy with a busy schedule!

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Wellness Origin’s Best Selling Skin Care

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All Organic Skin Care

At Wellness Origin, we use all organic products for everything from facials to foot baths. Our favorite all organic skin care line to use is Eminence. Eminence has a wide variety of products to choose from to meet everyone’s skin care needs. Here are some of our favorite products and best sellers.

Eminence Top Selling Products

  1.  Bamboo Firming Fluid. This product has won several skin care awards, so you know it will be amazing for your skin. The strengthening agents of bamboo and coconut deeply hydrate. A natural retinol alternative combined with Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells help your skin look and feel healthier, younger, and smoother.
  2. Stone Crop Gel Wash. This face wash rinses away impurities without drying out the skin. The plant extracts help even skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores and blemishes, leaving a clear, smooth, and bright complexion. This product is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
  3. Coconut Age Corrector Moisturizer. This product is high in antioxidant and moisturizing properties. The coconut, shea butter, and grape seed oil
    in this moisturizer help your complexion appear younger and brighter. This moisturizer contains a natural retinol alternative complex: your skin appears lifted and tightened.
  4. Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. This hydrating mist is perfect for all skin types. Stone Crop Juice hydrates and nourishes the skin. Aloe hydrates and softens the skin, and bearberry brightens the skin while also loading it up on antioxidants. The result is soft, even, younger looking skin. We love this product as a skin refresh throughout the day. It can also be easily incorporated into your daily skin care routine.
  5. Rosehip C + E Firming Oil. This oil is comprised of a blend of results-oriented ingredients that bring intense hydration and protection to your skin. This oil is amazing for all skin types, and fights signs of aging, smooths wrinkles, and provides deep hydration for a youthful glow. This Rosehip Firming oil is packed with amazing ingredients. Rosehip Oil is rich in vitamins C, E, and essential fatty acids. Essential Fatty Acids improve the moisture, tone, texture, and look of the skin. Seabuckthorn Oil is a superfruit packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins. Milk Thistle helps prevent the signs of aging. This is one of our favorite and most popular facial oils we carry at Wellness Origin.
  6. Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer. This moisturizer is perfect for every day because of its light, smooth texture. This moisturizer is designed to detoxify the skin and diminish the appearance of blemishes and problem skin. Cucumber and tea tree ingredients promote clear, bright skin. This moisturizer is most beneficial for those who want to improve skin’s appearance and texture.7.
  7. Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum. The skin around the eyes is very delicate, and generally needs different products than what can be used on the rest of the face. This Neroli Eye Serum is amazing at fighting signs of aging, while keeping the delicate skin moisturized and looking healthy. We love this eye cream because of how refreshing it feels in the morning.

Wellness Origin sells many other Eminence products to cater to every skin type’s needs. Read about how you can transition into winter with Eminence.

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All About Essential Oils

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Essential oil has been growing in popularity recently, but they have been used for thousands of years for everything from symptom treatment to household use. Essential oils are very different from oils we use to cook with. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils that are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed, or root of the plant or tree. There are many different kinds of essential oils on the market and they all have different uses. We are sharing with you our four favorite oils that you can check out online or in store.

Four of Our Favorite Essential Oils

  1. Lemon Essential Oil

    is one of the more popular oils. You can find information and uses for it almost anywhere. We love it because it promotes healthy skin and hair, a strong immune system, and improves circulation throughout the body. This oil is high in vitamin content and stimulates the white blood cells, increasing the body’s ability to stay healthy and energized. Lemon essential oil can be used as a disinfectant because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Combined with its clean, lemony scent, it makes for a great and effective all-natural household cleaner.

  1. Clove Essential Oil

    is also a very versatile essential oil. Its soothing, warming properties make it great for cooking, massages, and improving conditions of the body. Clove essential oil can help the body fight against infection with its antiseptic properties, boost immunity with antiviral properties, and relieve pain such as headaches, earaches, and toothaches.

  1. Frankincense Essential Oil

    is one of the oldest forms of essential oil that we use today. It can be used to promote better digestion, improve oral health, and supports relaxation. During the season changes, Frankincense can help your immune system stay healthy, keeping you more energized. The calming effect that Frankincense provides can improve quality of sleep. As a result, this can help with increased daytime energy levels, mental clarity, and physical well-being.

  1. Grapefruit Essential Oil

    is one of the lesser-known essential oils on the market, but has plenty of benefits to help keep the body healthy. Grapefruit oil is derived from the citrus paradise grapefruit plant. The pulp from the grapefruit is known to have plenty of benefits when eaten, but the oil comes from the peel of the fruit. Grapefruit is most commonly known for weight loss and appetite control. A regular and consistent dose of grapefruit oil can help control appetite. This oil is rich in antioxidants, primarily vitamin C. These vitamins boost the immune system, while helping protect the body from free radicals. This oil also has amazing detoxification properties, promoting healthy joints and tissues.

Essential Oils are an effective and all-natural way to improve your quality of life. Check out our full collection of in-house brand of essential oils.

Raw cacao is the superfood that tastes amazing, and also has amazing benefits for the body. Read about our favorite raw cacao products at Wellness Origin.

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Skin Care Changes for Winter

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When winter comes, it means changes in the weather, changes in wardrobe, and skin care changes that are often neglected. Skin care often needs to change with the seasons. The usual summer products can end up drying your skin out due to less humidity in the air. Taking proper care of your skin in the winter months will help it stay hydrated and nourished, leaving you with long lasting benefits.

4 Skin Care Changes to Make This Winter

  1. Sun protection is still important in the winter. The sun isn’t as strong, but UV rays can still affect the skin. Wearing a light SPF all year can delay signs of aging, and promote healthier looking skin. It is recommended to wear at least SPF 15 all year long, upping the coverage in the summer. This also prevents visible sun spots, which have lasting effects on the skin. Be sure your SPF is safe for the face and eye area.
  2. Switch to a creamy face wash. Foaming face washes tend to dry out the skin, which is good for the summer months, but can leave your skin flakey and dry in the winter. Cream cleaners like Eminence’s Coconut Milk Cleanser will help your skin retain its moisture. This Coconut Milk Cleanser will have your skin looking more youthful, and feeling moisturized and clean. All of Eminence’s skin care is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, animal by-products, or GMOs.
  3. Use heavier masques. The Eminence Stone Crop Masque locks in moisture, tones, and reduces redness in the skin. It is also a great masque to use if your skin becomes sensitive in the winter months. Heavier, creamier masques are very moisturizing and typically have results that last a few days. Using a masque is recommended three to five times per week.
  4. Exfoliate. Exfoliating with a sugar scrub removes dull, dry, and rough skin, which helps the moisturizer and masques work faster and better. Eminence’s Pear and Green Apple Sugar Scrub lightly exfoliates to enhance tone and smooth texture. The main ingredients, pear and green apple, work together to restore the skin’s essential vitamins and nutrients. Exfoliating helps keep your skin looking and feeling smooth all year, especially during the winter. Exfoliating is typically recommended two to three times per week.

Eminence at Wellness Origin

At Wellness Origin, we use Eminence skin care not only because it provides amazing results, but also because it is grown organically, making it great for the environment and your skin. We recommend talking with one of our estheticians to find out which skin care products would be most beneficial to you. With these four easy skin care changes, your skin will continue to look and feel healthy into the winter season.

Wellness Origin has a wonderful line of essential oils. Read about our favorites and how you can use them on a day to day basis.

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Health Benefits of Raw Cacao

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Raw Cacao is the superfood that tastes as good as it is for your body. Raw cacao contains more than four times the antioxidant power as normal dark chocolate, and 20 times more antioxidant power than that of blueberries. Cacao and Cocoa can be substituted for each other in recipes. Both ingredients come from the same part of the cacao tree. The biggest difference between the two is that cacao is the purest form of chocolate. It is raw and less processed than cocoa. Cocoa power or butter is typically found in more commercially sold food products than cacao powder and butter because it is cheaper to produce. Cocoa is processed at a higher temperature than cacao. Processing cacao takes more time and effort to ensure that it still has its nutritional value and unique taste. The higher temperature process changes the chemical composition and can lessen nutritional value.

Breakdown of Raw Cacoa

Cacao is very low in sugar, and high in magnesium, fiber, and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are known to help with staying focused, heightened alertness, and a mood booster. This makes food containing cacao the perfect afternoon snack.

Raw Cacao That We Carry

At Wellness Origin, you can find a variety of raw cacao products on the shelves. One of our popular products, Rawmio Organic Raw Chocolate Truffle Cake is made from raw cacao. It also includes plenty of other good for you ingredients that make this cake the perfect indulgence. We recently stocked our shelves with a new line of raw chocolate, Raw Chocolate Love. Raw Chocolate Love’s main ingredient is raw cacao and comes in a variety of sizes and flavors. Some of our favorite flavors are lavender, chili, and rose.

Raw cacao is the ingredient that every wellness enthusiast needs to try. With its health benefits and decadent flavor, it will be hard to go back to regular cocoa or processed chocolates.

From chocolate to skin care, Wellness Origin is a one stop resource for your Wellness & Beauty needs. The winter air can make your skin look and feel different than it usually does.

Learn more about how you can make your skin look youthful and glowing all winter long with Organic Silica Focus.