The Modern Revolution Tee is Here!

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Our Official Tee Shirt is Now Available!

The Modern Revolution Will Not Drink Soda!

 

The Modern Revolution Thinks Backyard Chickens are a Great Idea!

 

The Modern Revolution Will Challenge the Current Health Care System!

 

Join Us! 

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Name That Chicken!

Grace Farms wants to buy 144 chickens in March to get ready for delivering eggs to local residents in October.

Sponsor a chicken and you get to name it.

Go here to sponsor your baby chick!

So far we have:

1. I Told You So

2. Miracle

3. Mr. Chick

4. Sherbert

5. Chick Fil-A

6. VDEB

7. BENTLEY

8. MOL-MOL

9. SAMMY

10. BARON

11. MAX

12. MUSH MOUSE

13. BUTTERBALL

14. RANDY

15. FRANK-O

16. Indiana Jones

17. Short Round

18. Show Me the Money

19. Crispy Critter

20. Chickie’s Got the Blues

21. Peep Major 7th

22. Clara

23. Fio

24. Woodstock

26. Phyllis

27. Mojo-jojo

E-mail your name to info@awellrunlife.com

 

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Be Healthy! #revolt

Being healthy is an Act of Revolution.

#revolt

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Show your rejection of Big Pharma, factory and our broken food system in general. Wear this razor back tee and enlist in The Modern Revoliution!

Buying this tee-shirt gives seed money for Chandler’s Grace Farms. This is A Well Run Life Project and you can learn more about them here.

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The Medical Director for this project is Naturpoathic Physican Dr. Maggie Garvin. Learn more about her practice On Being Well here.

Follow our blog TheModernRevoltion.com and A Well Run Life’s Instagram.

 

We need a Modern Revolution.

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The Tower Garden Revolution! #revolt

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Tower Garden, a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allows you to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet—indoors or out. So it’s the perfect companion in your journey toward healthy living.

Grow 30% More, 3x Faster, with 98% Less Water

An advanced form of hydroponics, aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment rather than soil. Aeroponic systems use water, liquid nutrients and a soilless growing medium to quickly and efficiently grow more colorful, tastier, better smelling and incredibly nutritious produce.

Using aeroponics—the same technology NASA uses—Tower Garden grows plants with only water and nutrients rather than dirt. Research has found aeroponic systems grow plants three times faster and produce 30% greater yields on average. That means you’ll be enjoying abundant, nutritious harvests just weeks after planting.

Get Nutrient-Loaded Produce
(without Loads of Work)

Pests, disease, weeds—traditional gardening can be complicated and time-consuming. But because Tower Garden automatically delivers water and nutrients when they’re most needed, you’re able to grow strong, healthy plants with minimal effort. And healthy plants can better protect themselves from pests and diseases naturally, without pesticides. Plus, you don’t have to deal with weeds (or getting dirty) because there’s no soil.

Live Well with 90% Less Water and Space

Want a garden but don’t have the space? Dealing with drought? Because of its vertical, compact design and closed-loop system technology, Tower Garden requires as little as 10% of the land and water traditional growing methods use. So it’s perfect for sunny small spaces, such as balconies, patios, rooftops—even your kitchen provided you use grow lights. And it’s better for the environment, too.

Because there’s no dirt, there’s also no digging or weeding. Plus, you don’t have to worry about ground pests or contaminated soil. And did we mention Tower Garden’s vertical design uses 90% less space? That means you can grow food in some pretty interesting places.

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How Tower Garden Works

Tower Garden will arrive at your doorstep with seeds, nutrients, supplies—everything you need to get growing. After about 20–25 minutes of minimal setup, here’s how your Tower Garden will function.

1. Plants grow in a soilless medium called rockwool.

You’ll start seedlings using the kit we ship with every Tower Garden (unless you decide to buy seedlings). And when your seedlings are ready—usually about three weeks after germination—you’ll plant them in your Tower Garden.

Instead of soil, Tower Garden plants grow in a medium called rockwool, which provides plant roots with oxygen and consistent moisture, encouraging rapid, healthy growth.

2. The reservoir stores the plant nutrient solution.

Tower Garden Mineral Blend, our proprietary plant food, powers Tower Garden. Containing the pure earth minerals essential to healthy plant development, the Mineral Blend provides an all-natural “shortcut” for plants, which typically must source nutrients from decomposing organic matter in soil. The result is greater nutrient uptake and superior growth for a range of plants.

You’ll fill the 20-gallon reservoir at the base of your Tower Garden with a mixture of Mineral Blend and water.

3. The solution cascades down the Tower Garden, nourishing plants.

A low-wattage, submersible pump in the reservoir pushes the nutrient solution to the top of the Tower Garden through a small central pipe. The nutrient solution then drips down the inside of the Tower Garden, evenly cascading over the exposed plant roots.

A timer ensures this process repeats continuously—usually in 15-minute increments—to deliver the ideal amount of oxygen, water and nutrients to plants at the perfect time.

4. In a few weeks, plants are harvest‑ready!

Aside from a few minor maintenance tasks, such as checking water levels and cleaning the pump filter, Tower Garden will take care of itself. And in just a few short weeks, you’ll be enjoying abundant homegrown produce, harvested at its peak (so you can be at yours).

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Helpful Links:

This Is Why 2017 Is the Year for Local Food (and Farms)

Top 10 Tower Garden Plants to Grow

How to Get Growing Now (the Fast, Easy Way)

The Most Profitable Crops to Grow (and How to Grow Them)

When Is the Best Time to Start Your Garden?

8 Excellent Ways to Enjoy Your Garden’s Greens

Questions?

Contact Peter Deeley at 602717-7458 or info@awellrunlife.com

What are the Emunctories and How does the Body Detox?

The body doesn’t get enough credit for just how effective it is at detoxifying and filtering out all the impurities, foreign bodies, and potentially hazardous substances that enter it from various sources (mainly through our own voluntary consumption).  From eating and drinking to breathing and absorbing toxins, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes to keep us healthy.

The detoxifying starts with the primary emunctories, also known as the liver, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and kidneys.  All of these important areas do their part to remove toxins floating around in our blood, air, digestive fluids, and urine.

Detox Teamwork

Toxins can put the body into disarray if allowed to build up to significant levels.  This could happen if your emunctories are affected by disease or illness.  Here’s how each major emunctory fits into their role:

  • Liver: This is the hardest working detoxifier of the bunch. The Liver filters out any toxins that entered in liquid or solid form into the body.  When alcohol is abused, the liver becomes overwhelmed with filtering out all the alcohol and starts to slowly die from exertion.
  • Lungs: Thousands of tiny little air sacs work hard to capture toxic particles before they are absorbed into the blood stream. It often goes unrealized as to just how much work the lungs do.
  • GI Tract: The entirety of the gastrointestinal system is filled with bacteria that work to filter out organic and inorganic matter to prevent toxins from building up or entering the blood stream. The colon takes the brunt of the toxic filtering, which is why it is so susceptible to disease and illness.
  • Kidneys: Another key player in the chain of detoxifying, the kidney is an organ that never rests. It is constantly filtering the blood and removing toxins to be released when we urinate.  The kidneys only make themselves known when bruised from the outside or when toxin buildup has produced inflammation or painful byproducts like kidney stones.

Toxic Invaders

When we talk about all the toxins that the body removes, there are multiple kinds that are being removed.  The most common toxins we associate the word with are environmental, like smoke, pollution, and pesticides.  There are other forms of toxins, too, like bacterial toxins that attack the body and create byproducts that do damage to your organs.  Heavy metal toxins sound like they would be the rarest, but they are found all over the place: in the air, water, and foods.

Some of them occur naturally in our foods, like dark green vegetables, but because these can take a toll on the emunctories, we must be vigilant and detox ourselves regularly to help reduce build-up of these toxins.

Detoxifying is a great way to increase the health of our entire bodies, not just our skin, which is a common signifier that we notice when we have a buildup of toxins, due to the absorbent nature.  Detoxing is also a way for chronic illness sufferers to manage their pain and/or discomfort.

 

DNA Test to Develop Precise Strategies for Weight Loss and Improved Health

Your DNA are not engraved stone tablets. Every moment – of every day – they are in constant communication with your thoughts, your environment, what you eat, what you drink and the very air you breathe.

How your genes are expressed are connected to all those subtle intersections of your physical material, your intellectual life, your social life, your physical life and your spiritual life.

This is a new focus of scientists and doctors called Epigenetics. Here is a short video by Dr. Anthony G. Jay, President & Founding Director of the International Medical Research Collaborative.

Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micro-nutrients, etc., and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.

With the genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and tailored to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.

Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more research studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.

Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.

A Well Run Life is now offering, in conjunction with its partner lab, The Personalized Health Management DNA Test.

Here are samples of the information you will receive:

What Nutrients Do I Need?

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How Does My Body Respond To Different Types of Exercise?

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How Does My HDL Respond To Cardio?

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General Summary

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Here is how the Process Works:

ORDER KIT

Place your order. After you order the DNA Collection Kit, we will mail it to the address you provide.

SEND DNA

When the kit arrives, use our simple kit to collect a saliva sample and mail it back to us in the packaging provied. You will simply rub the sterile cotton swab in the kit along your gums for one minute, pack the sample up and send it to the lab using the addressed box that comes with the kit.

ANALYZE DNA

The federally certified lab will analyze your sample and within 5-6 weeks and identify your genotype.

GET REPORT

Once the lab report is ready, A Well Run Life will e-mail you the final report.

Should you need help taking this information and making a new lifestyle plan, A Well Run Life offers 45-Minute Phone consultations.

If you have questions, e-mail Info@awellrunlife.com

To set a phone consultation, call Peter Deeley 602-717-7458

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A Well Run Life’s Medical Director: Naturopathic Physician Dr. Maggie Garvin

What Does it it Mean to “Detox?”

Your DNA are not engraved stone tablets.

Every moment – of every day – they are in constant communication with your thoughts, your environment, what you eat, what you drink and the very air you breathe.

How your genes are expressed are connected to all those subtle intersections of your physical material, your intellectual life, your social life, your physical life and your spiritual life.

In this time of year, we will hear a lot about “Detox”-ing. And I applaud the notion of cleaning out the old and making room for the new. And the we all have tremendous capacities for moving ourselves towards the best possible versions of ourselves.

Detoxification can mean many things, but to focus on removing toxins from the body, it is helpful to know how the body actually takes away the bad stuff. The “organs of elimination” are known as the Emmunctories. Since this is not a term everyone knows, we made this silly video.

The body actively will get rid of toxins through the Emmunctories. Healthy, whole foods what give the Emmunctories what they need to carry the toxins out.

If you are looking for a safe Detox – we developed a 10-day whole food protocol called the Taste Bud Boot Camp. It offers an eating road map that will help you re-shape your relationship to food. You can access it here.

Take advantage of the moment that comes with the end of one year and the beginning of a new. Tell us what you are thinking about and hoping for and wrestling with.

The Modern Revolution is just beginning.

Happy Hour Series: The Thyroid

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If you have, or suspect you have, a Thyroid condition take this course to educate yourself on the function and purpose of the Thyroid. You and your Doctor will have a shared language when you discuss your Thyroid Concerns.

Dr. Garvin, ND created this course in order for conversations with you Physician about your Thyroid to be more effective and efficient.

This course is less than 60 Minutes. It easy to understand and packs a great deal of useful information in the short period of time.

Dr. Maggie Garvin, ND

Enroll in the course here. (Fee 99 cents for the hour course)

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Spend a Happy Hour with Naturopathic Physician Dr. Maggie Garvin discuss Hormones from the perspective of Naturopathic Medicine.

NATUROPATHIC PRINCIPLES
  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
  • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat; Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
  • Prevention: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

The Health Benefits of Having Adequate Amounts of “Play” in Your Life

Heart disease is the nation’s number one cause of death.  No matter if you’re vegan or a meat eater, if you don’t get any exercise, you’re going to be at-risk later in your geriatric life, if not sooner.  As we grow older, we often forget how important playtime really is, both mentally and physically.  By scheduling a little time to dance, pass a ball around, or go for a walk, you will be lower your chance for heart attack or stroke tremendously.

The American Heart Association recommends to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, 75 minutes of heavy exercise.  These 150 minutes are easy if you divide it up into short 30 minute sessions a few times a week, or a few 15 minute breaks to play each day.

Be Serious, But Have Fun

How you get your daily exercise is up to you.  You don’t need to join a gym or play sports, some of the simplest exercises can be the most effective forms of exercise.  If you live in an upstairs room or apartment, you can simply climb up and down the steps for 10-15 minute intervals, to start out.

Swimming for 30min to an hour just a few times a week is very effective, and fun!  Try picking up a Nintendo Wii, if you’re looking for a fun indoor activity by yourself or with family.  They won’t even know that your plan was to fight against cardiovascular diseases, unless you want to pass the healthy bug along to them.

Baby Steps

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with incorporating exercise into your daily routine, just remember that any little bit of introduced playtime will help.  Good habits must be formed gradually, otherwise the rebel in us all will naturally find ways of avoiding change.  Try brief spurts of activity, like getting up and doing a few jumping jacks, push-ups, and/or sit-ups in-between work.  15min breaks are perfect for getting some exercise in and increasing your energy levels to get through the day.

Benefits to Older Adults

These health recommendations can really improve the overall quality of life for those who are getting into their later years where serious health problems and diseases start to weigh heavy on the mind.  If you feel like your physical health is lacking in strength, stamina, or flexibility, you should consider adding more playtime back into your life.

By working on doing moderate levels of activity at regular intervals, you will notice changes within the first week, such as: improvement in overall mood, reduced pain in joints, back, and neck, stronger sense of balance (reducing chances of injury), and of course increases in strength, making everyday tasks easier to perform.

Approach this new level of activity with a plan and don’t overexert yourself, of course.  If you feel like you’re battling procrastination or de-motivational thoughts all the time, try to find someone who will join you in your mini-exercise sessions.  Make a friendly game of competition out of it through the use of activity tracker apps.