Planting Seeds for 2018!

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We all feel the momentum of the Holiday season with parties, presents and celebrations.  I love this time of year as we all look to the promise of a new year and the chance to do things differently.  I propose that this is when we plant the seeds of our health for Winter 2018 by the choices we make now.  As we have discussed in previous issues, there are some good basics to take care of ourselves like limiting sugar and other treats, avoiding overeating and aiming for a good sleep routine. Combining these dietary tips with some well-chosen immune supporting supplements like probiotics can help you ring in the New Year in the healthiest way.


Simply Easy Tip:

It’s important to keep well hydrated this time of year.  Try sparkling water as an alternate drink at events. Aim to limit your alcohol to one drink per event and add sparkling water to keep you healthier.  Starting your event with a full glass of water can also leave you feeling full which helps avoid overeating.


Simply Supportive: Ultra Flora Balance Probiotics

Ultra Flora Balance Probiotics provide a blend of highly viable, pure strains of” friendly” bacteria that have been shown to support a healthy intestinal environment and immune health.
Take 2 per day with or without food as a good preventative. To order, Ultra Flora Balance Probiotics, you may contact our friendly front desk team at (860)519-1916 or email or you can click on the link below.



Simply Delicious: Crockpot Hot Toddy


4 quarts water
8 herbal tea bags
1-2 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
⅓ cup honey
2 lemons, sliced


Place water, tea bags, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a crockpot on highest setting

Steep for a couple of hours until hot

Ladle into cups and add lemons when your guests arrive

When making Hot Toddies, it’s best to add the lemon at the end of the cooking process, as the rind can become bitter and overshadow the other flavors in this drink if the lemon is added too early.  You can lightly sweeten this healthy beverage so that those looking to limit their intake of honey and other sugars can partake in it. You can set out additional honey and stevia for guests who want a sweeter Toddy.


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Simply Well newsletter #108: planting seeds for 2018 PRINTOUT (pdf)