Hi there! I hope your summer is humming along! My apologies for no newsletter last week. We’re realizing that twice a month or a shorter weekly newsletter would be a better fit for us with our increase in business with the socks and other projects with Dr. Miller. We’ll send out a weekly winner list and a quick hello, just not a whole newsletter! We’ll see if I can do that … you know how I love to share :0)
New Tea Friends From the 4th of July! If you are new to us through our 4th of July sale and purchased the 2 week trial then and now wish to take advantage of that special offer, please send me an email as a reply to this newsletter and I will mail you the private link. This offer is good through August 4 for those who purchased for the first time during the sale.
We’re very excited about our daughter Kelly’s wedding in less than two weeks in Utah! She’s done a great job planning it long distance from us. Another bit of sunshine is the zinnias that started blooming this week in our own backyard! I planted these happy little friends in late April with seeds from a friend. Ah, the life lessons that flowers and a garden bring — a message that things take TIME … whether it’s growing flowers or healing the gut. It always worth the effort of making health and flowers a priority for the pleasures and blessings they bring.
We’ve spent quite a bit of extra time the past couple of weeks with Dr. Miller recently in his clinic/store here in Jackson. We were able to listen in on a conversation helping someone with extremely sluggish bowels. I hope his ten tips will help you or a loved one.
How we love and appreciate him … and YOU! Enjoy today’s info! Have a great week!
Quarter 3-MONTH SUPPLY: Sandi Wilke!
This Week’s Weekly Winners For 07-14-2017 Are
Deborah Haws: 1 Month Supply
Clarice Sharp: 2 Week Supply
Carma Anderson: 2 Week Supply
Latash Brown: 2 Week Supply
Here you go, everyone — and especially SANDI! Her name was chosen from all the winners in April, May and June.
If you see your name, please CLICK HERE to tell us and we’ll mail your prize!
Everybody else, CLICK HERE to sign up for the drawing next week on July 21. Don’t forget you need to read the newsletter and reply when you win :0)
Tonight we’re attending the Jackson Humane Society “Whine and Dine” … where business and the community gather to raise funds for the pups in our area who need some TLC. We’re super excited to be sharing his wonderful dog vitamins there, and the pet parade background music will be Dr. Miller’s great country rock-a-billy song, “My Dog is Smarter Than You!”
We’ll be taking photos to use for our next full-length video and hoping you’ll send us a picture of your dog too for our photo contest :0)
You can share the video and contest with others: https://youtu.be/4b_FiKcWMEg
Dr. Miller’s Ten Tips for Sluggish Bowels
Every time I’m with Dr. Miller, I learn MORE. Last Saturday while I was there, a lovely lady with a very sensitive system chatted with him. Even though she’s drinking a super strong dose of the tea every day, she is on some medications that cause extreme constipation. Another doctor has told her that her colon is very slow and weak, without the strength to keep things moving.
First: While a bowel movement every day is optimal, even 3-4 times a week is considered “normal.”
Second: It is very normal for bowel movements to be quite loose with the tea, but there is nothing wrong with this. Dr. Miller says a “toothpaste like consistency” is just fine and indicative of a healthy functioning colon.
With that understanding, Dr. Miller suggested several things that are worth talking about when the tea alone is not getting the job done.
1) When possible, add a the baking soda/apple cider vinegar tonic once a day AFTER a meal. Simply mix 1 tsp. of baking soda in a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. It will be fizzy, so use a glass that will allow for that. Don’t mix it in the tea, just drink it quick.
This mix will greatly supplement the body’s natural digestive enzymes and help your body process food better. As we age, those enzymes become diminished in supply, so this is a very natural healthy “boost” to that. This explains why so many seniors seem to struggle with digestion and elimination.
2) Drink a glass or two of Aloe Vera juice each day. It has many healing properties that will assist digestion.
3) Mix 2 tsp. of lemon juice in 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. The mix of the two will be an additional benefit.
4) Strengthen the core muscles. If the colon and bowels are weak, Dr. Miller says that increasing the strength of muscles that surround the gut will stimulate them.
Dr. Miller was a professional athlete (baseball) before going into his health and wellness studies and business. Here’s the ab strengthener he recommends. It’s awesome because you don’t have to get on the floor! In fact, you could do it every morning before you get out of bed.
A) Lay on your back on a bed, with your legs hanging down. Put your hands behind your head, and do sit-ups from that postion. Start with 20 and build-up.
B) After doing 20 of those, do another 20 by putting your feet next to each other and lifting them up off the floor. Even a few inches and you will feel it!
5) Make a STRONGER concentration of the tea. Use 3 bags instead of 2 or even 4.
6) Extreme Constipation Blockage Trick: Sometimes there is a blockage of anything from old fecal matter, to parasite infestation, to who knows what.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove. Add 2 tea bags and let it sit, as always. DO NOT DILUTE. Drink the 2 cups slowly over 8-10 hours.
We’ve had numerous reports from people passing realllllly nasty stuff — we’ve even seen their photos. Often after this trick, just like a good plumber who has removed a big wad of hair and dirt from the bathroom sink, everything’s good to flow.
7) Exercise! Whether it’s walking, weight training, swimming, dancing or whatever, exercise has been shown to have a direct positive impact on bowel health, digestion and easier elimination. The elderly who commonly struggle with lazy bowels are often inactive physically a nd the coincidence cannot be ignored. The importance of regular exercise cannot be minimized. It’s great for outlook, attitude and socializing too!
8) Water! Fecal matter that is within your system needs water to form and move.
9) Mental/Emotional Attitude. There is a great deal of research that shows that “you are what you think.” If you are focused on sluggish bowels or any particular aspect of poor health, it will often be so, or to a greater extent. Some health practioners believe that constipation is indicative of a desire to hold onto things emotionally, to resist change, and an inability to be flexible and “go with the flow.”
Our favorite, and it’s a classic available at Amazon, is “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die” by Karol Truman. She actually lists a number of health conditions and th e emotional conditions that precipitate them.
10) Massage: While you’re on your back doing those situps or just relaxing before going to sleep, stretch out so you can manipulate your lower belly with your fingers to get things moving.
Well there you go! Speaking of getting things moving … it’s time for me to head off to the airport to pick up a friend. Have a great week!