Volume 7 - No.7
IN THIS ISSUE
Health Talk: Benefits of
3 Plants That Naturally
Clean The Air Indoors
3 Uses For Camphor Essential
Helping You Go
Our Brand New VitaPlus
HEALTH TALK: MEDITATION
Health in Motion director Natan Gendelman talks about how to maintain a
healthy & balanced lifestyle.
Meditation has been practiced for
thousands of years and originated in
ancient India. Since then, it has spread
all over the world in various forms and
is now a very popular trend that many
people participate in. Unfortunately,
many people do not know what meditation
really means, what it is, and how to
do it properly.
The most important thing people need
to realize is that meditation is very
powerful and is basically the same as
prayer. This is why we need people who
are educated in matters of the spiritual
world (i.e. priests, imams, rabbis) who
can lead their congregation in and out
of prayer (a.k.a. connecting with the
spiritual world). Meditation’s original
design and purpose was the unification
of the spirit and soul and to help you
connect to the spiritual world. If you are
not experienced or do not have proper
guidance, you can do much harm to
yourself. Some of the earliest meditation
practices derived from Indian Buddhism,
and even they were practiced
mainly in temples and under the guidance
of spiritual leaders. There were
even strict dietary restrictions because
certain foods were thought to disturb
meditation. Therefore, if you decide to
start practicing meditation, I strongly
recommend getting advised by a spiritual
leader of your religion or one that
is very experienced in meditation. Avoid
cult meditative practices, because they
can lead you into more harm than good.
Be well, and all the best!
3 PLANTS THAT NATURALLY CLEAN THE AIR
Plants are a beautiful decoration for any home or office
space, but did you know that they help remove toxins
that are floating around in the air? There are chemicals
released into the air from cleaning products and building
materials (i.e. paint, plastics, carpet, etc.) in every living
space. According to Healthline,
Three major offenders found in the home include:
• Formaldehyde: in carpets, upholstery, glues, paint,
• Benzene: in plastics, synthetic fibers, lubricants, rubber,
pesticides, and more)
• Trichloroethylene: in paint removers, rug cleaning solution,
adhesives, and more
In 1989, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors
of America published a ‘Clean Air Study’ that showed
that certain plants are able to filter the air of these potentially
harmful chemicals. Here are 3 plants that were
among the list of air-filtering plants that NASA put together
as part of the study:
• Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): This white flower is not
only beautiful, but it is also able to neutralize toxins
(formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene,
ammonia, carbon monoxide, etc.) in its pores. The
peace lily prefers medium, indirect sunlight and generally
needs to be watered once a week.
• Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii): The bamboo
palm thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and will sometimes
sprout flowers and berries. It is one of the best
plants for filtering out benzene and trichloroethylene
among many other pollutants.
• Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Also known
as devil’s ivy or pothos, this climbing vine is characterized
by waxy, heart-shaped leaves with white or
yellow markings. It is effective at removing formaldehyde,
xylene, toluene, benzene, carbon monoxide
among other toxins from the air. This plant thrives
indoors in pots under most light conditions except
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3 USES FOR CAMPHOR ESSENTIAL OIL
• Insecticide: Not only is camphor oil an effective disinfectant,
but it is also an excellent, natural insecticide.
Leave a piece of cloth soaked in camphor oil out in
the open (or you can burn it as well) and it will drive
away the insects! A drop of camphor oil mixed in with
a large amount of grains can also help repel bugs
away from your food stores. After a camping trip or
long hike, it may be helpful to have a bath with a little
camphor oil mixed in to help disinfect your skin and kill
any parasites or small bugs that may have latched on
to your body
• Decongestant: Camphor oil is a very good decongestant
and is found in many cold rubs and balm products.
Rubbing some on the chest, after diluting with
another carrier oil like lavender or olive oil, will help
clear congestion of the respiratory system and ease
cold symptoms (i.e. coughing, stuffy nose). Coupled
with its anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
properties, camphor oil is a useful remedy for colds,
flu, and bronchitis.
• Stimulant: Camphor oil helps stimulate our circulatory
system, improving its functioning and increasing the
activity of processes such as digestion, secretion and
excretion. This helps eliminate problems caused by
improper circulation, sluggishness, poor bowel movement,
gout, and rheumatism. Camphor oil also helps
to reduce swelling in our body, as in the case of arthritis,
which contributes even more to proper circulation.
***Please take care to use camphor oil in small amounts.
It should also always be diluted with another carrier oil.
Camphor oil is extremely powerful and can be very toxic.
Always consult your health care provider when using it in
conjunction with other medicines or treatments.
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HELPING YOU GO VEGAN
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-derived
foods. Vegans don’t use or consume any animals or animal
products including flesh (land or sea animals), milk,
eggs, or honey.
Eating vegan doesn’t require breaking the bank or moving
to a big city. The most nutritious and inexpensive
vegan foods which can be found in any supermarket,
are fresh produce, grains, legumes and nuts/seeds.
These should make up the bulk of the diet for optimum
health. Vegan processed foods in the form of soy hot
dogs, vegan &”cheeses,” desserts, etc are best eaten
only on occasion.
Nutritional deficiencies are a concern for everyone.
While vegans statistically enjoy longer life spans than
the average human being, we are not exempt from this
reality. First and foremost, you should ensure you are
receiving enough Vitamin B-12, Omega-3, and Vitamin
D. See below for more detailed information on vegan
• Protein: Because animal-based foods are high in protein,
it’s a common misconception that vegans don’t
get enough of it. In fact, the real problem is non-vegans
getting too much protein. Vegans can get all the
protein they need from lentils, tempeh, tofu, beans,
nuts, seeds, and even vegetables.
• Calcium: Leafy green vegetables-kale, collards, broccoli,
okra, figs, oranges, almonds, pistachio nuts, hazelnuts,
flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds,
soybeans, chickpeas, navy beans, pinto beans, kidney
beans, and lentils. Note: Spinach, beet greens,
and chard are healthy foods but not good sources of
• Iron: Chickpeas (hummus), lentils, navy beans, pinto
beans, kidney beans, soybeans, quinoa, tofu, raisins,
goji berries, pumpkin seeds, cashews, figs, sunflower
seeds, sesame tahini, prunes, whole wheat, parsley,
and pine nuts.
• Vitamin-C: rich foods help with iron absorption. Try
eating these foods in the same meal. Use cast-iron
cookware. If your iron status is low, avoid consuming
foods high in zinc at the same meal.
• Vitamin D: Light skin-about 10-15 minutes of sunshine.
Dark skin: about 30 minutes of sunshine or
1000-2000 iu daily depending on the time of year,
etc. Buy vegan Vitamin D3
*Important: If you have any health problems-including
obesity, or are taking medication (cholesterol medication,
insulin, etc) you should inform your doctor of your
plans to change your diet before making any changes.
A switch to a plant based diet can alter your need for
HOMEMADE NATURAL BUG REPELLANT
Summer is almost here and that means more camping trips, hiking, and lunches on patios! Unfortunately, that
means all the bugs are out to bite again, so it’s important to have some good bug repellant on hand for you and your
children. Sticking to more natural bug repellants is safer to use since many commercial bug sprays contain chemicals
that can be toxic to the body. For example, DEET, a chemical widely used in many bug sprays, has been linked to skin
irritations (i.e. rashes, blisters, etc.), neurological problems, and more rarely, death. It is also toxic to the surrounding
environment, including wildlife on land and in water. Here’s a great natural bug repellant recipe you can make at
• Small empty spray bottle (3 ounce)
• 1 Tablespoon natural vegetable glycerine (helps the
essential oils better bind to your skin)
• 30 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
• 10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
1. Add the vegetable glycerine and essential oils to
your empty spray bottle, and fill the rest of the bottle
with distilled water.
2. Close the bottle and shake to mix the ingredients
well. Now you’re ready to use your homemade bug
spray! Just spray on you and your family when going
outdoors, and reapply as needed. See the original
recipe at Scratch Mommy’s blog. ( http://www.scratchmommy.com/bye-bye-bugs-especially-mosquitoes/)
Other essential oils with bug-repelling properties that you can use are: citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, cypress,
bergamot, lemongrass, cinnamon, lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood! You can make a blend that smells best to
• Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral! It’s no wonder that it’s also
a powerful insecticide as well. It helps keep insects (i.e. mosquitoes, fleas, lice) away when it’s applied to the
body. It’s also great for treating insect bites and blisters!
• Geranium Essential Oil: Geranium oil is another natural antibacterial and antimicrobial. It is also an effective astringent
(induces contractions in the body), which helps prevent skin and muscles from sagging. Geranium is great
for speeding up the healing process of wounds and it also smells great due to its floral and minty odor.
WHAT IS VITAPLUS PROGRAM?
VitaPlus therapy is an all-natural treatment for people suffering from chronic illnesses, which activates the
body’s innate ability to regenerate healing through a completely organic and vegetarian diet, juicing, natural
supplements and vitamins, detoxification and cleansing. Based on osteopathy manual practitioner Natan Gendelman’s
extensive experience of successfully treating various conditions, such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia,
asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn disease and so on, the VitaPlus methodology and program is based on
a whole body approach which reactivates the immune system and develops an environment in which diseases
It Consists Of:
• Entirely organic and vegetarian diet plan, including juices,
meals and snacks
• Up to 5 litres of fresh pressed juice daily
• Biologically-natural nutritional supplements and vitamins
• Detoxification and cleansing
• Massage therapy
• Health coaching
We see the body as a single unit of function, which encompasses
the mechanisms and ability to heal itself. Our treatment
reactivates and boosts the immune system, which fights
and kills diseases.
How Do We Do This
VitaPlus treatment is a full intensive detoxification and cleansing
regimen focused on restoring and reactivating the body’s
ability to heal itself.