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Come fast with us!

It is time for us all to change. We are called to take our health into our own hands, to take action, and to understand the importance of well-being on all levels.

One of the best ways we have found to do these things is through Fasting/Time Restricted Eating/Mindfulness/Group Support, and Knowledge.

Our 5 week program carries you gently along as we help you to understand inflammation and its damaging effect, reduce inflammation in all areas of your life, and then blast inflammation with a 5 day Fasting Mimicking/Mindfulness Protocol.

Our Fasting MIndfulness Program is easy and accessible to everyone.

What makes it unique and different is that we do not only deal with food and diet but add the essential components of mindfulness and spirituality. (this is not religion, so all faith traditions will feel welcome)

At a quick glance:

The Fasting Mindfulness Program (FMP) is a 5 week guided and supported program. We lead you through the entire program. We offer you a support group of like minded individuals to journey with, all the tools you will need, and the recipes and mindfulness practices that make this a one of a kind, full and rich experience.  We believe that body and mind are not separate and our program gives you the necessary tools for optimal health and well-being on all levels.

This program is unique in that it provides information, exercises for both body and mind, and food guidance.  It is an approach that benefits the whole person, body mind and spirit, and shows that all of these are inter related.  The benefits from this combined approach can be life changing on many levels.”  ~ Nancy G. 66

For questions and more information call or text us at 570-421-3708 or email – wellspring@wellspringholisiticcenter.com

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Join us! Fasting Mindfulness Program-FMP

New Year – New You – are you in?

Program begins January 16th! Join us and change your life!

Join your fearless (well, most of the time) leaders, Anita Bondi and Louise Bowman as we painlessly (well, we do our best) guide and help you to:

We know these are tough times for many of us. The cost of the entire Pandemic FMP program is $200 and $150 for Repeat Fasters (if you have done the program before, just know there will be all new recipes, mindfulness practices and meditations).

We have seen the greatest changes in health, well-being, and quality of life, for ourselves and our participants.

Simply put…If you are looking for a way to reset/reboot on all PEMS levels (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual), and set in motion life-long patterns of a nutritional way of eating – this program might is for you. Nancy P.  52

All are welcome.

If you are interested in participating in the FMP, or have additional questions, please contact Wellspring Holistic Center at 570-421-3708 or email wellspring@wellspringholisticcenter.com

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Fasting Mindfulness Program begins January 16th

Come join us for a life enhancing program that will change the way you eat, think, and live! We know that sounds too good to be true, but we stand by our promise and our experience. We brought dozens of people through the program in 2020 and feel more committed than ever to what these 5 weeks can do for you.

You will learn how foods effect you on all levels. You will be guided as you remove inflammation through diet, thoughts, and actions. You will be pushed but you will also be supported. You will be challenged but you will also find parts of you that you did not even know existed. You will feel better. You will think differently. You will grow.

Listen to us describe the program here.

Reach out with questions or to secure your spot! 570-350-0130-421-3708 or email Wellspring@wellspringholisticcenter.com

Pandemic price – $200.00 Repeat for only $150.00 (all new recipes, meditations, and mindfulness exercises)

 

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Join us! Fasting Mindfulness Program

 

Program begins August 28th! Join us and change your life!

Join your fearless (well, most of the time) leaders, Anita Bondi and Louise Bowman as we painlessly (well, we do our best) guide and help you to:

We know these are tough times for many of us. The cost of the entire FMP program is $200 – but for those in need we are offering a sliding fee scale of $100 – $200-.

Please know that we are open to hearing from you and your personal needs.
All are welcome.

If you are interested in participating in the FMP, or have additional questions, please contact Wellspring Holistic Center at 570-421-3708 or email wellspring@wellspringholisticcenter.com

On a personal note…

…still undecided about whether the Fasting Mimicking Mindfulness Program (FMMP) is for you?

Listen as Anita and Louise give the details of their groundbreaking, science inspired protocol.

Here are some reflections from our last fasting participants:

This program is unique in that it provides information, exercises for both body and mind, and food guidance.  It is an approach that benefits the whole person, body mind and spirit, and shows that all of these are inter related.  The benefits from this combined approach can be life changing on many levels.

Nancy G. 66

Simply put…If you are looking for a way to reset/reboot on all PEMS (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual)levels and set in motion life-long patterns of a nutritional way of eating – this program might be for you!

Nancy P.  52

I always thought fasting was starving yourself or drinking powdered mixes each day.  This comprehensive program not only came with a packet explaining every detail – including delicious recipes and mindfulness exercises –  but it also had two outstanding coaches to guide us and answer our questions every step of the way.  I learned a great deal.

Sue 63

This was my second time doing the FMP and I had many new noticings: my pleasure in preparing the foods ahead of time (as I find the preparing to be part of the mindfulness); the ease in fasting this second time whereas I was terrified the first; and how the new ways of eating post-fast feel totally (well…almost) natural to me now. And yes, I did lose weight and do feel sharp…I also loved the meditations and writing aspect of the Program—they are to be celebrated as well. Signed up for Round 3 already!

Eve 64

If you are interested in participating in the FMMP, or have additional questions, please contact Wellspring Holistic Center at 570-421-3708 or email wellspring@wellspringholisticcenter.com

Price:

We know these are tough times for many of us. The cost of the entire program is $200- but for those in need we are offering a sliding fee scale of $100 – $200-.

Sign up with a friend and get 10% off.

And a percentage is going to the local chapter of NAACP as we continue to stand with our friends of color.

Please know that we are open to hearing from you and your personal needs. All are welcome.

Love,

Louise and Anita

Want to join us?

For the second time during COVID-19, we will embark on a journey of a lifetime. Please consider joining us. Anita and Louise are announcing new offerings to help you navigate these challenging times.

Our Fasting MIndfulness Program is easy and accessible to everyone and our 21 Day Transformation and Regeneration Protocol will set you up for success!

COVID- 19 has made all of us more aware of the need for stress reduction, healthy living ,and wellness practices to allow us to live more connected to ourselves and the world around us.

The 21 Day Transformation and Regeneration Protocol and the Fasting Mindfulness Program (FMP) are combined in a 5 week guided and supported program. We lead you through the entire program. We offer you a support group of like minded individuals to journey with, all the tools you will need, and the recipes and mindfulness practices that make this a one of a kind, full and rich experience.  We believe that body and mind are not separate and our program gives you the necessary tools for optimal health and well-being on all levels.

This program is unique in that it provides information, exercises for both body and mind, and food guidance.  It is an approach that benefits the whole person, body mind and spirit, and shows that all of these are inter related.  The benefits from this combined approach can be life changing on many levels.”  ~ Nancy G. 66

For questions and more information call or text us at 570-421-3708 or email – wellspring@wellspringholisiticcenter.com

 

A little truth telling and the FMMP

Step away from the junk food, the refrigerator, and maybe even the glass of wine (always one of my go-to stress reducers).

This is a time of high anxiety for many of us. Even if you are enjoying being home and loving having some time for yourself, there is an underlying current of global panic that we cannot help but feel.

And if you are still going to work every day or working long hours from home, there is a heaviness and burden being carried that you cannot help but feel.

It is difficult to sustain healthy practices during a pandemic – of course we have never lived through a pandemic so how would we know that?

Sure many people are walking their dogs, their children, and themselves into oblivion, but then coming home to potato chips and chocolate (again, truthfully, I tend towards the chocolate).

I also tend toward 5-8 cups of vegetables a day, good healthy fats, low protein, and no sugar (even my chocolate is stevia sweetened – somehow that makes me feel better).

I was not always this way, but with the gentle (ok, knock me over the head) nudging of my sister, Louise, and many other wonderful life coaches and therapists, I stopped taking care of everyone else, abusing myself, and started taking care of myself.

I still take care of many, many people, but I also know how to stop, slow down, practice what I preach, including the occasional indulgence in chips and wine (especially in the early stages of a pandemic – I’m off that now and back on track –  thanks for wondering)!

As my good friend says,” progress not perfection.”

It has been an 8 year journey and certainly not a straight line, but I have been consistent in one thought: I matter, no one is going to take care of me, and I am worthy of my love ( that is actually 3 thoughts, but you get the point).

The journey had to begin somewhere and sometime. It had to begin with something and someone.

Maybe this is your moment?

Mine began with the Regeneration Diet and moved deeper from there.

I do not know where I would be without this journey. I was so crippled with back pain and self- destructive habits around food, etc. My 20’s and 30’s were constantly filled with pain on all levels. My 40’s (admittedly not my best decade) were going in the same direction until I took control of my life and changed the course of it forever.

This is what we are offering – a course correction – a program to begin something just for you. If you know you have to change, want to change, are struggling to change, or feel a small slight nudge to change, then our FMMP is for you! It begins with the Regeneration Diet, moves to a 5-day fasting mimicking diet, has meditation and mindfulness woven throughout, and ends with help to move into the new life you desire.

Plus during this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are offering it at a sliding fee scale of $100-$200, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.

Please consider joining us. Reach out here.

With love,

Anita

PS – look for tomorrow’s blog on Demystifying the FMMP – what it actually entails.

Autophagy- so important right now.

 

Many of you have been hearing about the benefits of Fasting/Time Restricted Eating/Intermittent Fasting and maybe even, Autophagy. One of the biggest benefits is *Autophagy or cellular Spring cleaning.

*Autophagy:

The physiological benefits of fasting include anti-aging (and even anti-cancer) activity by turning on a process in the body called “autophagy,” which triggers the body to “clean up.” In this process, our cells remove damaged contents so they can be metabolized and excreted from the body.

Autophagy is a natural way to get pathogens and abnormal contents in cells out of the body. Autophagy provides anti-aging benefits and potentially even some anti-cancer benefits, because when cells act abnormally and replicate in an uncontrolled manner, that’s essentially how cancer develops. Autophagy removes these abnormal or damaged cells before they get out of hand.

So, fasting turns on autophagy and the fasting mimicking diet seeks to engage that process without having to stop eating completely. In short, you still eat food but calories are limited (800-1100 calories per day), and in theory you still get the benefits of fasting.

Lab trials on the Fasting Mimicking Diet:

The outcomes of the first small scale human trials of Fasting Mimicking Diets or FMD are reported by Dr. Valter Longo as including:

  • Reduction in blood glucose and large increase in ketones
  • 25%+ reduction in circulating Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)
  • Reduction in C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • Positive changes in cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Reduction in body weight
  • Improvement and Rejuvenation of the Immune System
  • Activation of *Autophagy

What happens next?

If you are interested in participating in the FMMP, or have additional questions, please contact Wellspring Holistic Center at 570-421-3708 or email wellspring@wellspringholisticcenter.com

Price:

We know these are tough times for many of us. The cost of the entire program is $200- but for those in need we are offering a sliding fee scale of $100 – $200-

We also acknowledge that heartache our country is going through right now on so many levels and we stand with our communities of color. We are donating a percentage of each fast to our local NAACP.

Please know that we are open to hearing from you and your personal needs. All are welcome.

Love,

Louise and Anita

 

Boost Immunity

Many of our patients have been asking for ways to boost their immune systems. Here is a short list:

  1.  in the morning take : Vitamin C 500 mg – 1000mg , Elderberry syrup (don’t get one with sugar added), oregano essential oil 2 drops in warm water.
  2.  in the afternoon take: Fish oil with EPA and DHA, at least 1000 mg, Zinc (lozenges are fine),and  Vitamin D-3, at least 1000 IU, as this controls thousands of gene expressions including your immune system.
  3. at some point during the day, place 1 teaspoon of thyme (from your herb cabinet) and 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers (you can buy them in bulk at the health food store) or 1 chamomile tea bag in a pot of water.  Bring to a boil.  Remove it from the heat and grab a large bath towel.  Place your head over the pot of water, the towel over your head, and steam for 10 minutes.  Thyme and chamomile are anti-bacterial and anti-viral.  The steam will help to clean out your sinuses which is your first line of defense against bacteria and viruses.
  4. add fermented foods to your meals, 1-2 tablespoons to add the good bacteria to your gut, and/or sip on bone broth, which has proline and glycine for immunity boosting.
  5. eat at least 5 cups of vegetables per day and cut down on grains, sugar, and processed foods.  Sugar is the most important to cut down on or eliminate completely in all forms, including fruit, as it decreases your immune system.
  6. exercise, get out in nature (just not in a group please) and breathe deeply (here is a short breathing practice):                                                                                                                          
  7. get a good night’s sleep – during this time of accelerated stress, take a few moments at night to             write down all the things from the day or even the next day that are on your mind.

 

Here is an exercise that we practice: list things on any app. that you like to use e.g. notes, stickies, Word,etc., that happened during the day or that you are worried about, as all of these will effect your sleep. After writing them all down, hit delete or delete them one by one and watch them disappear!

This is a powerful way to set up the mind for melatonin boosting during sleep – perhaps one of the best ways to support your immune system.

We hope this helps. As always, we are here.

Anita and Louise

Wellspring Holistic Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great time for something new

‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone’

With many of us taking time to slow down, stay in, and help contain the COVID-19 virus, it is a perfect time to assess, evaluate, and think long term. How is your health on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual)? Is your immune system functioning optimally? Do you feel strong, vibrant, joyful, and at ease? Are you able to reduce stress on a daily basis?

If there is room for improvement, let us help.

We are thrilled to announce our Fasting Mimicking Mindfulness Program (FMMP).

This is a chance for you to be a part of groundbreaking science in the field of fasting mimicking. This program gives you a chance to reset your body, your mind, and your spirit.

This is not just about food! This is about understanding yourself on all levels. This is a chance to break the cycles of unhealthy living and thinking.

Empower yourself to set and achieve the goals that will move you towards the life you want to live.

Read about our FMMP and listen to our audio to find out more.

Program is set to begin April 13th.

“This program was a life changer for me. I realized how food and stress are controlling my life.”

“I feel freed from the tyranny of food and I learned the difference between what my mind needs and what my body needs.”