Do You Suffer From .....?
     Inability to lose weight
      Extreme mood swings

· Are you tired of losing and gaining the same 20 pounds,
  or not being able to lose weight at all,
  no matter how much you exercise or starve yourself?
· Do you wonder how you will get everything done because you are so tired?
· Are you sometimes depressed or anxious and don't know why?
If this sounds like you, you may have a problem with sugar like I did.


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My name is Ruth Sanders and at age 42 I found myself physically and mentally addicted to sugar. At first I used it to calm myself when I was upset. Then I needed more and more sugar more often. Soon I could eat a half dozen donuts at one sitting. I would even hide chocolate so that I would always have some when I needed it.

If I didn't have the sugar, I got shaky and was not very pleasant to be around. My weight would yo-yo like crazy. I was sick all the time and had trouble sleeping.

This was really affecting my life. Can you imagine trying to take care of your family and do your job well when you just barely have the energy to take care of yourself?

This went on for 20 years. Then one Sunday morning, while playing the piano at church, I collapsed. I couldn't move or talk. It was then I knew that I urgently needed to do something to change my diet and my health.

I started reading books on nutrition and discovered how sugar affects your body and mind and I learned what I needed to eat for optimum health.Within just a few days of cutting out sugar and eating healthy, I felt better than I had in years!

Within just 2 weeks of cutting out sugar I  lost 14 unwanted pounds. Yes, there were a few setbacks, but over the course of 6 months, I eliminated my sugar cravings, had more energy, better moods, slept better, and stopped getting sick so often.

Over the next 15 years, I continued to study nutrition by reading books, searching online and listening to practitioners speak on health topics especially concerning excess sugar and the problems it can cause.

I am now free of my sugar addiction and feel better now today in my 60's than I did in my 20's!

I take no prescription medicines, have low cholesterol, do not have high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight. I am now able to be the wife, mother and grandmother that I want to be.

During this time, I started to notice that many other people struggle with this issue like I used to. I decided to help others by training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and get my certification as a Health Coach. I combined this knowledge with my own experiences and developed programs to help people break the cycle of sugar addiction easier and quicker than I did. I now offer a variety of programs to meet individual needs.

I'd love to have a conversation with you about what's going on with you and to identify 2 or 3 immediate things that you can implement to get yourself turned around and feeling better. To schedule this Free Discovery Session, contact me or phone 417-489-6952. I am available for phone appointments Mon-Sat as my schedule permits.
If you think that you may have a problem with sugar, remember, I have been where you are, I know how you feel and I am here to help.

It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories and studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the right lifestyle that works best for you.

Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together. As these pieces accumulate, my clients find the changes collectively create a much larger impact than they originally expected. We work on what you want to improve, and within the circumstances of your unique situation.

Ruth Sanders
Ruth Sanders

Dry Skin Brushing for Lymphatic System

 Purchase a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush with a long handle so can reach all areas of your body.

When brushing, always brush toward your heart, which is best for circulation and your lymphatic system. You can brush your entire body (including the soles of your feet). Start at your feet and work your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach. Brush in long strokes or circles, whichever you like. Avoid brushing your face (unless you have a special brush designed for this delicate skin), any other delicate areas, or any areas with irritations or abrasions (including varicose veins).
The pressure you apply while brushing your skin should be light, (avoid "scrubbing"). Your skin should be pink after a session (not red or irritated) and you can brush for as long (or as little) as you'd like. An average dry brushing session may last between two and 20 minutes.

Some benefits of dry skin brushing:
1. You'll exfoliate dead skin.
Forget your in-shower loofah and body scrubs, this will ensure you have silky-smooth skin all year round!
2. It stimulates your lymphatic system.
Dry brushing your skin will kick start your lymphatic system, which helps you remove toxins from the body. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the better the lymphatic stimulation you’ll create.
3. Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite.
Cellulite is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and help your body eliminate them through its usual elimination channels.
4. It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.
Dry skin brushing unclogs your skins pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients. Daily skin brushing promotes healthy, breathing skin. It's a real treat for the largest organ in our bodies!

Ruth Sanders
Ruth Sanders

Breast Cancer "Awareness"


Breast cancer "awareness"

Posted on October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015
October is breast cancer awareness month. You can't miss it. There are pink ribbons everywhere. While I agree more research and support is needed, I think there also needs to be more emphasis on things that may prevent it.

 According to Dr. Andrew Weil M.D." Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage contain a cancer preventing compound so potent that is being investigated as a chemotherapy agent. Eat berries for their beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants. Emphasizing fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, cold water fish that provide omega-3 fatty acids (fish eaters have a reduced risk of cancer) is the best nutritional strategy."

He also recommends using the spice turmeric in food.Moderate exercise is helpful and also learning to manage stress.

All these things have in common is that they reduce inflammation and keep your immune system strong. This protects you from many diseases.

Ruth Sanders  Certified Holistic Health Coach

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