ATTENTION

For your Protection

Effective today, March 23, 2020

Our offices will be closed to the Public

If you need to contact a provider please call

219-985- 5500

You may still purchase supplements at 

219-985-8741

Thank You for your Patience during these times and be safe

FMWC COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 3.20.20

Taking care of our patients is at the center of everything we do. Even as we adapt in these times of rapid change, our priority -you- remains the same.

We will continue to monitor and sort through available information to give you our best understanding of what to do to care for yourself and your loved ones.

Therefore, please take the time to read this communication about COVID-19 carefully, as it represents our best understanding of the situation as of today’s date. Our information includes the following:

  • What to do if you are not feeling well.
  • Supplements you may take that may help strengthen your immune system both now and in the event of illness.
  • What we’re doing about regular appointments, labs, and refills in given uncertainties.
  • Ideas for making sure social distancing does not lead to social isolation

We understand that many of you have questions that may be only partially addressed by this communication. Please note that Dr. Nchekwube and Ms. Juanita are unable to address specific questions by email or phone outside the context of an appointment.

If you have a question that is not addressed here and pertains to your specific situation, please feel free to schedule an appointment.

What We Know

The COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread here in the United States, and we are monitoring the situation to the best of our abilities.

The incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our state and neighboring states has continued to increase, and it is likely that the number of unconfirmed cases is still high.

We are encouraged that so many people are following public health advice and are taking measures to protect themselves and their loved ones by practicing social distancing. We are also encouraged by the many ways the government and businesses are coming up with creative ideas to continue to serve all of us.

Given the potentially serious complications of COVID-19, should you start feeling sick, we ask that you contact us immediately to schedule a Telephone Appointment. While we recognize that many symptoms can be a sign of many other illnesses as well, out of an abundance of caution, we must consider the onset of not feeling well as possible COVID-19 infection and act accordingly.

Symptoms

COVID-19 Coronavirus is like the seasonal flu, in transmission. It is transmitted through the air by coughing, sneezing, spit created through speaking, and particulates spread through feces when going to the bathroom, as well as through particulates that land on surfaces. It is not clear yet how long the virus can survive on a surface, thus far it seems to potentially live at least up to one day on a surface, which could be the way it gets to you, by touching the surface and then you touch your face, for example.

For most people, COVID-19 Coronavirus appears to be mild, but the disease can change from being completely asymptomatic to very serious. It usually presents similar in many respects to the flu, with symptoms primarily including fever, cough, and malaise. A small number of people experience outlined symptoms with or exclusively have nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The experience can last from days to weeks.

For some people who get COVID-19 Coronavirus, the symptoms can be more serious and can progress to shortness of breath and even pneumonia. So far, given what we know, it appears that those with underlying health issues are more at risk for this progression. Please note that there are also reports of people without risk factors having complications.

Should the disease become more widespread in our state or neighboring states, our goal will be to prevent complications and identify anyone who may be at risk for more serious disease and obtain the appropriate treatment.

Testing

Testing as of date is still limited in the United States. Given this limitation, the priority is to test patients showing active signs of COVID-19 infection. Patients typically, therefore, must answer screening questions and test negative for an influenza test before receiving the COVID-19 testing.

Out of an abundance of caution, and given that testing is not yet widely available, we are treating the onset of certain illnesses as a sign of possible infection, and we have outlined our recommendation of steps you may take.

What We Are Doing

Given the Federal Government’s directives to limit personal interactions we will be implementing the following:

We will be rescheduling and/or offering Telehealth services to our patients who have appointments scheduled and are over 65 and/or have underlying health conditions. This includes all follow-ups and Annual Wellness Visits.

If you choose that you do not want to take advantage of our Telehealth Services when available, we will reschedule your appointment for 1 month from your current appointment date. We will call you before your appointment to confirm or reschedule.

If you already have an appointment scheduled, we are in the process of contacting you to let you know of the switch and offering a phone visit.

If you have the following, mild flu like symptoms, including but not limited to fever, cough, body aches and sore throat; we recommend you self-quarantine. You may call our office but please do not come to the office. You can communicate with our providers and we can provide you with services via Telehealth allowing you to speak with your provider via telephone.

If you have the following symptoms, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, blueish color to your lips and/or have not been able to eat or drink anything in 24 hours please go to the ER. You can call our office. We will call the ER on your behalf and let them know you will be arriving.

Please feel free to call the office with any questions you may have concerning the above information.

Please note that the Federal Government has expanded Telehealth Services. Medicare and other insurance companies will pay for alternatives to in-office visits, including telephone visits and “virtual check-ins” for patients to connect with their doctors without going to the doctor’s office.

Please note that you must verbally consent to using virtual check-ins and your consent must be documented in your medical record prior to using the service.

Please note that the Medicare coinsurance and deductible will apply to telehealth services.

What You Can Do

Since it appears that COVID-19 will continue to spread, our goal as a practice is to help slow spread as much as possible especially to our most vulnerable populations. We are therefore making the recommendations below.

Below is an outline of ways to strengthen your immune system.

Our goal is to do all we can to keep any cases of COVID-19 in as mild a form as possible. Based on our current research, we have developed the following responses:

Optimal Supplementation

We are recommending the following when dealing with the onset of COVID-19 or other flu/cold symptoms. Please talk to your doctor for what will be appropriate.

Vitamin C-500 MG-1 or more daily

Quercetin-500 MG- 2 times a day

Super D Plus- 1 a day

If you are healthy, not 65 or older and/or do not have any underlying health condition(s) you may come into our Wellness Shoppe to purchase these products. If you are 65 and above and/or have any underlying health condition(s) please do not come to The Wellness Shoppe. Please contact Ms. Christina, the manager of The Wellness Shoppe at 219-985-8741 and she would be happy to ship these supplements to your home. Please also note you can order these supplements online at http://www.wellnessshoppes.com

Supplementing If Feeling Ill

Should you feel ill, we recommend that you take the following as soon as possible starting when you first begin to feel ill.

Super D Plus- 2 Capsules by mouth twice a day

C-Lysine- 2 capsules by mouth every six hours

V Clear Cherry EPS 7630 Cherry Cough Syrup-2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours or as needed

Garlic is a known antiviral, so garlic in raw or capsule form.

If you are feeling ill, please do not come to the Wellness Shoppe to purchase these supplements. Please contact Ms. Christina, the manager of The Wellness Shoppe at 219-985-8741 and she would be happy to ship these supplements to your home. Please also note you can order these supplements online at http://www. wellnessshoppes.com .

If you are healthy, are not 65 or older and/or have any underlying health condition(s)you may come into our Wellness Shoppe to purchase these products. If you are 65 and above and/or have any underlying health condition(s) please do not come to The Wellness Shoppe. Please contact Ms. Christina, the manager of The Wellness Shoppe at 219-985-8741 and she would be happy to ship these supplements to your home. Please also note you can order these supplements online at http://www.wellnessshoppes.com.

If You Are Feeling Ill

Given limited testing capabilities, we are considering the onset of any flu or cold-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, nausea/vomiting, and/or malaise as a sign of possible COVID-19 infection. Should you feel unwell with these symptoms, we highly recommend you self-quarantine (please see below).

Please contact us immediately if you are experiencing what we have considered above as mild symptoms. Please don’t wait; contact us right away so that we can monitor you appropriately. Should we feel that daily monitoring is appropriate, we will discuss that with you during that initial call.

Please make sure to note the very first time you start feeling sick and let us know that when you first reach out. From the best information that we can gather, most COVID-19 infections are still mild. If the disease does become more significant, however, this usually happens on day 4 through 7 of disease symptoms and thus knowing when you first developed symptoms helps us monitor your care more closely.

Self-Quarantine

If you need to self-quarantine because you have been exposed to or are exhibiting signs of COVID-19, here are some recommendations:

Pick a room and stay there. If possible, designate a separate bathroom for your own use. Wipe down surfaces with a 1/10 bleach/water solution daily Wash your hands thoroughly and well before and after using the bathroom as well as before and after eating. This article in the New York Times give further tips for self-quarantine. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/health/self-quarantine-coronavirus.html.

Daily Monitoring

Our goal is to make sure that all our patients receive the care they need. While most people experience mild symptoms, we are aware that some people are more vulnerable and will need extra care. Thus, we have set up the following monitoring appointment model: If you are in our monitoring protocol, we will likely ask you to do some self-reporting for vital signs, we will give you a list of what else we may need.

We are trying to set this up as thoroughly and efficiently as we can while also making sure that everyone gets the care that they need.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is the practice of creating space between yourself and others with the intention of slowing the spread of any disease. The concept of social distancing is behind the ongoing closing of schools, sporting events, places of worship, and other public gathering places as well as the newest recommendations to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

How to Practice Social Distancing

The goal is to keep a space of 6 feet between you and anyone else. If you’re outside, perhaps a little closer, but a minimum of 6 feet indoors. Unfortunately, we need to do more than switch to elbow bumping from handshaking to avoid spreading germs. In terms of close family contact, if you or your family are doing a good job of keeping social distancing beyond the walls of your home, then you can relax the boundaries slightly at home.

If you are over 50; have high blood pressure, diabetes, lung conditions, or coronary heart disease; or are caring for a family member who is ill, then keeping the social distance of 6 feet even at home will be paramount.

Avoid large crowds. Note that most of these events have now been cancelled.

If you are going out or interacting with people who are sick, cover your nose and mouth with a light scarf. Masks will not, unfortunately, prevent you from falling ill, but they will help prevent you from spreading things farther.

If you can work from home, please do. An important part of social distancing is to protect those who for economic reasons or job requirements are not able to work from home.

How to be well

Get time outdoors. Just because social gatherings are not recommended does not mean staying indoors 24/7. The importance of being in nature to emotional and physical health is well documented. Take advantage of the emerging spring weather to take your dog for a longer walk or your child for a bike ride. Get exercise. Many fitness centers are now providing online classes, or again, go for a walk or run outdoors. If you’re working from home, make sure to move around throughout your day to get away from the computer.

Go on a news fast. The information coming out about COVID-19 (and the accompanying misinformation) is coming faster than most of us can process it. While we’re not recommending swearing off news completely, we’re also aware that constant monitoring is counterproductive. Decide how frequently you want to check the news (once or twice a day) and stick to it.

Create time or space zones. If you are working from home, have a family meeting to work out zones in your house for work and for play (or times in which to do each). Especially with children at home, establishing clear boundaries about what to do where or when is helpful for keeping the peace.

Eat healthy meals. Take this opportunity to cook something new or involve your children in learning to cook.

Have a project. Especially if your children are home from school, come up with a project that you can all work on together each day. Creating a Scrapbook, building a giant Lego project and reading a book. If you are juggling work and family from home, having a common project to come together around can help your kids know they’ll have your full attention for a defined time each day.

Connect, connect, connect. More than ever, we have ways to connect through electronic means. Make sure to stay in contact with loved ones through phone calls, online chats, or handwritten cards and letters. Look for ways to help. There are plenty of people in our communities who are restricted in their homes because of preexisting conditions. Offering to do their grocery shopping at the same time as yours, running other errands, or setting up a video chat can be a lifeline to the outside world.

Practicing Good Hygiene

While we know you’ve heard this a lot lately, it never hurts to be reminded about personal hygiene. Frequent and thorough handwashing is essential. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if handwashing isn’t an option, but washing your hands is more effective.

Remember that your face is considered a “hot zone.” Every time you touch your face, you potentially transfer the virus to your person. We realize that not touching your face is almost impossible, so wash your hands/sanitize your hands frequently.

Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. When finished, throw away the tissue and wash your hands. If you don’t have access to a tissue, use your elbow to cover your mouth.

Clean surfaces and fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen with a 1/10 bleach/water spray or disinfectant regularly. Also disinfect doorknobs. Protect your hands when opening doors with a handle or use your hip or forearm to nudge the door open.

Get plenty of sleep. At least 7-9 hours per night.

FAQs

Labs

If you have concerns about getting your labs until we have a better handle on this outbreak, you may consider labs optional and we will work around that.

Prescriptions

If you are concerned about getting your medication(s) refilled and have been to see our providers within the last 12 months, we will send in a 3-month refill for you. Please make sure to ask your pharmacy to reach out electronically to us to make sure we are refilling the correct dose at the correct pharmacy.

Also note that some insurance plans may have restrictions on when medications can be refilled.

Travel

We recommend avoiding non-urgent airline and cross-country travel.

You can also check out current CDC guidelines for travel: COVID-19 information for Travelers

Work

If you are not feeling well, then please stay home and see our instructions above for self-quarantining. If you need a physician’s note because you are not feeling well, please set up a 15-minute Telehealth appointment with our providers so we can evaluate your health and ability to work.

If your question is about whether it’s safe to go to work, we suggest the following questions to help guide your decision-making:

Is your workplace offering you the opportunity to work remotely?

Is the COVID-19 Coronavirus spreading rapidly near you?

Are you in a high-risk profile (over age 50, with underlying health issues)?

If the answers to any of these questions is yes, then carefully consider whether to stay home from work.

If you need additional guidance about your specific work situation, again, please set up a short phone appointment with our providers to discuss.

Other Questions

If you have specific questions about your health or your medications in relation to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, please feel free to contact our office to set up a phone appointment. This communication is posted on our website and an abridged version may be sent to you via email, portal or text.

Sincerely,

The Staff at Family Medicine & Wellness Center. PC.

CANCELLED – March Seminar

Taking care of patients is at the center of everything we do. Even as we adapt in these times of rapid change, our priority – you – remains the same. Out of abundance of caution due to COVID-19, our March Seminar is CANCELLED. We plan to resume our regularly programmed seminars in April. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

February 2020 Seminar Handout

10 Traits of Happy & Healthy People

  1. Rest for the Body (Sleep) 

Sleep deprivation can negatively affect memory, learning, logic, etc.

NSF reports people who don’t get enough sleep were more likely to develop psychiatric problems and use health care services.

  1. Meditation (Rest for the Mind)

Meditation is also proven to help with internal energy, develop compassion, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. It can also decrease blood pressure, heart rate, stress, and slow aging.The art of meditation allows the mind to settle down to a state of deep restfulness and expand awareness. At this level of consciousness, research shows the meditator taps into unified field of energy of tremendous proportions and potential.

  1. Exercise

The National Cancer Institute claims the advantages of exercise include weight control, maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and joints, lowers blood pressure and development of diabetes, and reduces the risk of premature death.

Exercise also promotes psychological well being (HAPPINESS!)

  1. Nutrition

Nutrition is crucial to cells and organisms of the materials necessary to support life.

Putting the right things into our bodies gives more energy- causing more productivity

Nutrition is shown to produce equal effects to antidepressants and antioxidants

  1. Exposure to Sunshine

Sunshine profoundly lessens the risk of breast, colon, prostate, and other major cancers

Vitamin D is also proven to dramatically reduce risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures, relieve depression, chronic pain, and low back pain, as well as control heart disease and blood pressure.

  1. Exposure to Fresh Air

Fresh oxygen can improve sense of well being, increase quality/rate of growth in plants & animals, lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. Fresh air can also decrease the survival rate of harmful bacteria and viruses in the environment. Clean air has also been shown to improve learning in mammals.

  1. Water

The human body is 70% water! Blood is 80% water, Brain is 75% water, and Liver is 96% water! Our energy levels are directly connected to the amount of water we consume. A 5% drop in body fluid results in a 25% – 30% loss in energy.

  1. Work to serve

Do not work just for a paycheck! This is degrading and boring, your life has more purpose!

Let your work become a means to service humanity who benefits from your work.

Even Mother Nature freely gives her gifts to ALL creatures on earth; the food, the sun, moon, trees, flowers, and breath. We just wake up everyday and receive these gifts!

  1. Gratitude

Research shows that people with a grateful attitude are more:

  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Optimistic
  • Determined
  • Joyful & HAPPY

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

  1. Love

Love is said to be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection.

People are born with a need for relationships with other people, and with the need to be loved and esteemed by others.

Happiness Brings Healthiness!

The Fruits of Happiness:

  • Stronger immune systems
  • Fewer lifestyle diseases (e.g. alcoholism)
  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Younger genes (telomeres)
  • Healthy behaviors (e.g., seatbelts)

HAPPINESS:

  • IS JUST A THOUGHT AWAY!
  • HAPPY THOUGHTS BEGET MORE HAPPY THOUGHTS
  • AS YOU THINK, SO YOU ARE!
  • “THERE IS NO WAY TO HAPPINESS, HAPPINESS IS THE WAY” – BUDDHA
  • PRACTICE THINKING HAPPY THOUGHTS!!
  • “No matter what happens, it is within my power to turn it to my advantage.” -Epictetus (Greek Philosopher)

 

 

Coming Soon… Dr. Nchekwube’s March 2020 Seminar!

 

FOR MORE IN DEPTH INFORMATION/LITERATURE:

Dr. Nchekwube’s Feb. Seminar – 10 Habits of Happy & Healthy People

Have you ever met someone who was naturally always in good spirits and good health?

Were you curious or even possibly envious of this person?

Join us February 29th to discover how YOU can become a radiant and healthy individual as well!

At 2pm Dr. Nchekwube will cover the 10 Habits that happy and healthy individuals practice daily!

This knowledge will empower your Body, Mind and Soul.

Best of all – this lecture is completely open to the public at no cost, so bring a friend who deserves happiness as well!

**Please try to silence cell phones and arrive on time as to not interrupt other participants. Thank you!**

Light Body Healing Meditation

With such busy lifestyles, it can seem hard to find time to meditate. We’re here to help!

Join us February 29th as Dr. Nchekwube teaches the benefits and How To’s of meditation in a safe and friendly group environment.

Meditation is from 1pm to 2pm and is completely FREE! All we ask is please show consideration for others in the group by Silencing cell phones & try to arrive on time if possible to avoid distractions.

Why Meditate?

Meditation can help to control:
• Anger
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Insecurity
• Fear of Old Age
• Fear of Death
• Lack of Creativity
• Stress
• Blood Pressure
& SO MUCH MORE!!

We’ll see you there!

Detox & Fat Melting Seminar Recap

On behalf of The Wellness Shoppe and Dr. Nchekwube, we would like to humbly thank all of our wonderful patients who made it to our Seminar today! The large turn out caught us by surprise considering the gloomy snow storm we had and for that we are grateful! (We’re also grateful that we found more chairs!) Perhaps you were at work or  got snowed in this Saturday but no matter the reason, we completely understand and we’ve got you covered! Read on to learn all about what Dr. Nchekwube covered at this month’s seminar. Don’t forget to mark February’s date in your calendars!

Light Body Meditation

Meditation can be done anywhere and at anytime. Contrary to some beliefs, it is not “turning off the mind”. The mind is a powerful tool and it will not cease activity as long as we are living humans. Thoughts are completely normal but the goal is to ‘quiet’ the mind and focus on a specific thing. For example, in smiling meditation, Dr. always says “Smile at the baby” think of a baby smiling at you and naturally you will smile back. Today Dr. led the group to focus on specific body parts in sequence with the principles of Progressive Body Awareness, a non-pharmacological method of deep relaxation. You can attempt this at home as well! First, let us explain the basic and most frequently asked meditation questions:

What is Meditation?

Meditation is getting in touch with your inner self or your essence through a cultivated and discipline practice of silence and self-observation.

Why should we Meditate?

Meditation calms the mind, heals the body, and reconnects you to your real essence. Your real essence is often neglected out of ignorance or these days, busy-ness. Meditation can help to control:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Fear of Old Age
  • Fear of Death
  • Lack of Creativity
  • Stress
  • and More!

How can we Meditate?

Meditating is a very simple exercise of focusing and refocusing your mind using different techniques such as:

  • Focusing on and following your breath ‘in and out’
  • Repeating mantras as in a short prayer, word, sentences, or group of sentences
  • moving rhythmically

When Can we meditate?

A great time to meditate is anytime you feel the need to reconnect with your essence! Any time you have available to practice take that time, it can be

  • upon awakening
  • before bedtime
  • after exercising

Where Can We Meditate?

Meditation can be done anywhere you feel comfortable!

  • In nature or outdoors there is enhancement of the process
  • dedicate a location in your house – decorate or keep this location pleasant with uplifting images to add benefit

How long Should We Meditate?

In the beginning, meditate for about 5 to 10 minutes. As time goes on, you will comfortable and naturally flow into longer sessions.

Regular Meditation:

It is important to cultivate the habit of regularly meditating. This is the hardest part of meditation! Meditation is like any other exercise that requires practice, practice, and more practice. Just like other exercises, you will build meditation ‘muscles’ and endurance through practice. Also, like any new habit, begin by meditating twice a day for 21 consecutive days. After these 21 days should you miss a day, you will find yourself missing and craving the experience of meditation.

The ever wandering mind thinks! All the time! That is the main design of the mind: to think. Let your mind think and you watch but let the thoughts go by without being attached to them. Bring your thoughts back to your breath, mantra, or chosen mode of refocusing the mind. Be kind and be patient with yourself. Don’t give up. Just be present.

Relax , Meditate, and Heal with Light Body

With the calm of less traffic and coziness both thanks to the snow, it was a perfect day for mediating with Dr. Nchekwube. Dr. led the group in Light Body meditation as his Wellness Chill Out Essential Oil filled the air.  Light Body meditation is a method of deep relaxation and meditation that can be accomplished with practice but may be easier to come learn on a Saturday for maximum efficiency.  Dr. Nchekwube took the time to type Instructions for Relaxation Meditation with light body and Smiling in Easy meditation:

RELAXATION MEDITATION

Relax, Meditate, and Heal with Light Body

 

  1. Based on the principles of Progressive Body Awareness, a non-pharmacological method of deep relaxation
  2. What you pay attention to Thrives! Without attention, it dies or withers!
  3. It is based on the premise that muscle tension is the body’s psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle tension blocks anxiety
  4. The technique involves focusing attention to specific muscle groups or body parts
  5. In sequence, attention is moved quickly to other body parts
  6. This releases tension and thereby causes relaxation
  7. One does not linger long in any one body part, to avoid wandering of the mind
  8. This is a form of meditation
  9. Start from the right or left big to then move your awareness to the small toes, then rest of the foot to the ankle, working your way up to the rest of your body
  10. Name the body parts as you move from one body part to the next
  11. Switch from the right to the left side of the body starting from toes to head, as if you are filling the body up with a water hose attached to the toes!
  12. When you reach the crown of the head, start Smiling in Easy Meditation Exercises
  13. After about 5-10 minutes, repeat the breathing into your body parts, rotation again from one body part to the next sequentially, this time using Light Energy and Awareness
  14. Focus on a light color and progressively pull this light of your choice from around you with your breath
  15. Fill your body with the light of your heart’s desire, as if you are breathing the light from Ether or the environment.
  16. Be aware of being filled with this beautiful brilliant light from your toes to the rest of your body with each breath.
  17. Once your body is filled with the color of your light of choice, see yourself glowing!
  18. Allow your light to fill the room
  19. Allow your light to fill the earth and the globe
  20. Allow your light to fill the universe
  21. Enjoy just BEING!

At 2pm, Dr. explained the benefits and guidelines to detoxing as well as fat melting. Of course we cannot fit all information but would like to share the main key points that Dr. Nchekwube went over.

The Benefits of Detoxing & Fat Melting

  1. Weight Loss
  2. More Energy
  3. Aids Internal Organs
  4. Strengthen Immune System
  5. Fresher Breath – No Halitosis
  6. Clearer Skin
  7. Improved Thinking
  8. Shinier Hair
  9. Slowed Signs of Aging
  10. More Pleasure from Food

Download Dr. Nchekwube’s  Detox&Fat Melting Brochure

Supplements to Encourage Detox & Fat Melting

 

DETOXICATION FACTORS™ 

Detoxication Factors™ contains antioxidants & nutrients that defend against oxidation and free radical damage, compounds that bind and support the conversion of fat-soluble toxins for elimination, as well as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, botanical extracts, and other nutrients that participate in metabolic defense, repair, and restoration

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/detoxication-factors

→ Take 2 twice a day during the Detox Phase

 

WELLNESS ANTI-STRESS SUPPORT FORMULA™

Wellness Anti- Stress Formula™ is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to support and boost the function of the body’s defenses against stress.

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/wellness-anti-st…-support-formula/

→ Take 2 twice a day during the Fat Melting Phase

 

PROBIOLEAN™

Probio Lean™ supports healthy weight management, promotes gut barrier function, promotes intake of less calories, and supports reduction of body fat mass

→ Take one daily with water

TUNE-YA-UP™

Tune-Ya-Up™ supports healthy brain magnesium levels, promotes concentration, mental clarity, and focus, supports cognitive health, and promotes mental and physical energy increasing motivation to exercise.

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/tune-ya-up/

→ Take 2 every morning

 

MOVE IT™

Move It™ supports digestion, assimilation, and elimination, promotes gastrointestinal motility, and supports final phases of detoxification.

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/move-it/

→Take one to two capsules at bedtime with 8 oz of water

THYROID ENERGY™

Thyroid Energy™ Provides essential nutrient, herbal, and glandular support for production of thyroid hormones, resulting in Increased energy and a quicker metabolism.

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/thyroid-energy/

→Take one capsule daily with water (away from food)

 

BODYANEW DETOX KIT™

BodyAnew™ supports 5 organs that purify the body: Colon, liver, kidney, lungs, and lymphatic system. Easy to use drops allow the body to detox and cleanse, providing increased vitality, energy, and a feeling of restoration!

http://wellnessshoppes.com/product/body-a-new-detox-kit/

→ Use for up to 2 weeks. Add 30 drops or 2 half dropperfuls of each formula to 1 liter of water & consume throughout the day.

Stay tuned for our February 29th Seminar!

Dr. Nchekwube’s January Seminars

On January 25th, 2020 Doctor Nchekwube will host a free seminar to the public from 1-2pm.

Doctor will discuss the benefits and practice of Light body & healing meditation. If you have never been to a Meditation session, know that you will actually be able to learn and apply this meditation technique under doctor’s direction in a safe and friendly group setting!

*IMPORTANT FRIENDLY REMINDER: We begin meditation at 1 PM so please try to be on time as to not interrupt the other participants. Please have all cell phones on Silent for the duration of the event.

On January 25th, 2020 Dr. Nchekwube will discuss how to Detox & Melt away Holiday weight from 2-4pm.

 Join Doctor Nchekwube and learn how simple it is to melt excess fat,  remove toxins from the body, and improve your brain function! He will discuss how to use food as medicine, age less, improve your mood, and most importantly..  how to feel great! This knowledge is FREE to the public, so bring a friend! Questions are always welcomed after the discussion!

In Case You Were Unable to Attend our December Seminar:

Many of our wonderful patients miss Dr. Nchekwube’s Seminars due to various reasons such as work, family, or previously planned events. Some of these patients have often said “I wish you could post the seminar online!”. Well you asked and we delivered! Though this post may not include the delicious free wine and cheese samples from Saturday, it does include all of the written material and pictures from the seminar. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Wellness Shoppe at (219)985-8741.

Dr. began meditation at 1pm. The following handouts will help you accomplish Healing and Light Body Meditation at home, work, or wherever you prefer. 

RELAXATION MEDITATION

RELAX, MEDITATE, AND HEAL WITH LIGHT BODY

  1. This is based on principles of Progressive Body Awareness; a non-pharmacological method of deep relaxation
  2. What you pay attention to Thrives! Without attention it dies or withers!
  3. It is based on the premise that muscle tension is the body’s psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle relaxation blocks anxiety
  4. The technique involves focusing attention to specific muscle groups or body parts. 
  5. Attention is moved quickly to other body parts, in sequence
  6. This releases tension and thereby causes relaxation
  7. One does not linger long in any one body part to avoid wandering of the mind
  8. This is a form of meditation
  9. Start from the right or left big toe moving awareness to the small toe,  then rest of foot to the ankle, working your way up the rest of the body. 
  10. Name the body parts as you move from one body part to the next
  11. Switch from right to left side of the body as if you are filling the body up from your toes to head with a water hose that is attached to your toes. 
  12. When you arrive to crown of head you will begin Smiling in Easy Meditation Exercises
  13. After about 5-10 minutes repeat breathing into your body parts, this time using Light Energy and Awareness, rotating from each sequentially
  14. Fill your body with the light of your heart’s desire, as if you are breathing the light from Earth or the environment. Progressively pull light with each breath.
  15. Be aware of being filled with this beautifully brilliant light from your toes to the rest of your body with each breath. Once your body is filled with your light, see yourself glowing!
  16. Allow your light to fill the room, the earth, and the universe
  17. Enjoy Just BEING!

MEDITATION: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Meditation?

Getting in touch with your inner self or your Essence through a cultivated and disciplined practice of SILENCE and SELF OBSERVATION

Why Meditate?

Mediation calms the mind, heals the body, and reconnects you to your Real Essence. Your real Essence is often neglected out of ignorance or busyness. Mediation helps to control:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Fear of Old Age
  • Fear of Death
  • Lack of Creativity
  • Stress
  • Etc..
How to Meditate?

It is a very simple exercise of focusing & refocusing your mind using different was such as:

  • Following your “in and out” breath
  • Mantras as in repeating a short prayer, word, sentence, or sentences
  • Moving rhythmically
When is a Good Time to Meditate?
  • Anytime you get a chance to reconnect with your essence is a great time
  • Upon awakening
  • Before bed
  • After exercising
  • Any time you have available to practice
Where can you Meditate?
  • Anywhere you feel comfortable should be adequate
  • In nature or outdoors, there is often enhancement of the process
  • a dedicated spot in your house is helpful
  • decorating and keeping the place pleasant with uplifting images may have added benefits
The Ever Wandering Mind

The mind thinks, all the time! That is the main design of the mind: to think. Let the mind think and you watch but let the thoughts go by without being attached to them. Bring your thoughts back to your breath, mantra, or any chosen mode of refocusing the mind. Be kind and be patient with yourself. Don’t give up. Just be present.

How long should you meditate?

In the beginning, meditate for about 5 to 10 minutes. As time goes on, you will comfortably and naturally flow into longer periods.

How often should you meditate?

It is important to cultivate the habit of regularly meditating. This is the hardest part of Meditation! Meditation is an exercise that requires practice and more practive. You can build meditation “muscles” and endurance only with practice. In the beginning meditate twice a day for 21 consecutive days. If you stop meditation after the 21 days you will miss and crave the experience. Make it a lifelong lifestyle and you will be richly rewarded!

Keto Red Wine Diet

                                                       Dr. Nchekwube explains the benefits of Red Wine at Saturday’s Seminar

Background

Low carbohydrate diets are an effective and healthy way of losing weight. It is well known in scientific circles to promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile, lower blood pressure and improve resistance to insulin. This enhances the normalization of blood levels of glucose and insulin. Health-giving Mediterranean diet has also been proven to be one of the healthiest diets, with predominant ingredients being olive oil, red wine and vegetables. This program is designed to adopt recent findings in a pilot program conducted at the Department of Genetic, University of Córdoba, Campus of Rabanales, Córdoba, Spain, published in the Nutrition Journal of Oct. 2008.

Olive oil

Olive oil improves the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, like lipoprotein profile, blood pressure, glucose metabolism and blood clotting profile. Blood vessel inner wall surface function is improved as well as inflammation and oxidative stress. Some of the compounds in olive oil have demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory cholesterol lowering properties. Additionally, monounsaturated fat rich diets prevent central fat distribution and insulin resistance induced by a carbohydrate-rich diet in insulin-resistant individuals.

Red wine

Red wine contains a combination of alcohol and phenolic compounds which are thought to be responsible for the apparent protective cardiovascular effects. Additionally, it has been shown that combined consumption of wine and olive oil confer beneficial after meal with positive effects on the cardiovascular system.

THE KETO RED WINE NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM

Instructions:
  • Select natural & unprocessed foods.
  • Balance your meals from the following list.
  • Eat at least 3 meals a day or 6 small ones if you prefer; or recommended by your doctor.
  • Hungry or not – Don’t skip meals.
  • Balance protein intake with green leafy vegetables in at least one generous green salad daily.
  • Don’t be concerned about your calories.  Your weight should automatically normalize.
  • Trim visible excess fat from meats and avoid skin of poultry and fish.
  • No bread crumbs or flour.
  • Bake, Broil or sauté in extra virgin olive oil or butter.
  • Organ meats are allowed.
  • Avoid pork, products containing pork or lard, and all processed meat (i.e. sausage, bacon, and corned beef).

Step 1 (2 weeks)

PROTEINS:
  • Meat- Beef, Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Turkey, Veal
  • Fresh Fish- Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Perch, Salmon, & Tuna
  • AVOID- Clams, Lobster, Scallops, Oysters, & Shrimp due to high pollution concentration
VEGETABLES:

Fresh or Frozen (never canned)- Artichokes, Garlic, Asparagus, Herbs, Beet Greens, Kale, Broccoli, Lettuce, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, Celery, Pumpkin, Radishes, Chives, Red & Green Peppers, Collard Greens, Spinach, Cucumber, Squash, Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Swiss Chard, Endive, Tomatoes, Escarole, Turnip Greens, Fennel, Watercress, Zucchini

DAIRY:
  • Butter ONLY (never Margarine)
  • AVOID- Milk, buttermilk, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, & cottage cheese
EGGS:

Poached, Deviled, Soft Boiled, Over Easy, or Basted in Butter

FRUITS:

Avocado, Melon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Lemon/Lime

NUTS & SEEDS:
  • Raw Sesame, Sunflower, or Pumpkin seed
  • Raw Almonds, Pistachios, Filberts, Walnuts, or Pecans
BREADS:

NO Bread, cereal, rice, flour, barley or pasta of any kind

BEVERAGES (UNSWEETENED):
  • Water (at least 8 glasses between meals)
  • Herbal Tea
  • Lemon Water
  • Tomato Juice
  • Vegetable Juice
  • NO coffee, soft drinks, or milk
MISCELLANEOUS:
  • Mayonnaise (sugar free)
  • Ripe Green Olives
  • Paul Newman’s Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing
  • Apple Cider or Red Wine Vinegar Dressing
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Dill or Sour Pickles
  • Sugar Free Gelatin
  • Fresh or dried Mustard
  • Green Olives
NOTE:

Take 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil (IF recommended by Doctor) in a small amount of vegetable juice before meals

ACCEPTABLE WINES:

  1. Pinot Noir
  2. Syrah/Shiraz
  3. Merlot Madiran
  4. Malbec
  5. Barbera
  6. Sangiovese
  7. Zinfandel
  8. Cabernet Sauvignon

** DRY RED wine is the PREFERRED type of wine

100 ML (WOMEN) or 400 ML (MEN) IS THE RECOMMENDED RANGE OF USE PER DAY

STEP 2: MAINTENANCE

The following items may be added to the Step 1 List:

FRUITS & VEGETABLES:
  • Corn
  • Lima Beans
  • Banana
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Kiwi
  • Apricots
  • Berries
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Tangerine
  • Pears
 DAIRY:
  • Almond Cheese
  • Rice Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Coconut Milk
 NUTS (ONLY THESE):
  • Cashews
  •  Peanuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
GRAINS/CARBS:
  • Brown/Wild Rice
  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Jasmine/Basmati Rice
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Rye Crisps
  • Rice Pastas
  • Rice Crackers
  • Rice Cakes
MISCELLANEOUS:
  • Natural unsweetened smoothies
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Popcorn
  • Yeast

WARNING:

Alcoholics or those with family history of alcoholism should not drink wine.

Premenopausal women with family history of breast cancer should be careful with alcohol.

For a more detailed brochure please contact The Wellness Shoppe and we will gladly email or mail one!

Now that you’re caught up on December’s Seminar, be sure to mark January’s Seminar on your calendar!

Dr. Nchekwube’s December Seminar

Join Dr. Nchekwube from 1pm-2pm to learn the power of deep progressive body awareness combined with meditation. Discover how to RENEW and HEAL your body.Find out how to ENERGIZE and ENLIGHTEN your Entire Body! (Doctor will lead the seminar group in meditation after discussing the fundamentals)!

*IMPORTANT FRIENDLY REMINDER:We begin meditation at 1 PM so please try to be on time as to not interrupt the other participants. Also please have all cell phones on SILENT for the duration of the event.

 

From 2pm to 4pm,  Dr. Nchekwube will explain the many benefits of wine & resveratrol including:

Anti- Aging
Hypertension
fatigue
Heart Health
Cancer prevention
Weight loss
Diabetes
Cholesterol
AND MORE!

This lecture is FREE to the public and we encourage you to bring a friend!