Your diet is not only what you eat. It’s what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around... be mindful of the things you put into your body emotionally, spiritually and physically.
— Anonymous

Educational Classes & Toxic Load Reduction

Our lives are demanding more from us and the effects of stress on our bodies - in mind, body, and spirit is increasing.

When we live in a state of stress it causes a ripple effect through our heart, brain, and body called fight or flight.  When we live in this state we are unable to access our natural healing ability most effectively. Our body continues to send messages that we are not safe, that we need to be "ready" for whatever is coming next and locks us into a chronic revved up state. Because of this constant state over time the body begins to show symptoms of disease.

Reducing this fight or flight response allows us to move into rest and repair where the body can access its natural ability to self-correct and move back into health.

Reducing our toxic load on a daily basis is one way to help move our body back into the rest and repair state more often.

A toxic load largely comes from chemicals, food and negative emotional states.

Places where you can start to reduce your toxic load

  • Detergents and fabric softeners

  • Household cleaners

  • Deodorant

  • Body Products including shampoo, lotions, perfumes, cologne, and face products

  • Make up

  • Filtered, clean water

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug sprays

  • Dietary changes including eating mostly organic meat, vegetables, and fruits

  • Stink'in Think'in -  you know this one! Sending negative thoughts into your brain that results in heavy emotions like depression, anxiety, sadness, guilt and shame.

If you would like support in beginning to reduce your toxic load please connect with us. We have products available at the wellness center as well as information we can email you!
— Melissa Maki

Educational Classes

We provide on-going educational classes targeted at reducing toxic load and increasing your wellness factor.

If you are not a current client and would like to be on our mailing list, call or text us at 518-572-4037.  This will ensure that you get the most recent newsletters and class schedules.
— Melissa Maki

Class Topics

  • Essential Oils for Beginner's

  • Essential Oils for Coughs, Colds, Flu, and Sinus

  • The Essential Oil Medicine Cabinet

  • Essential Oils for Mood and Stress

  • 5 Season Diet Cooking Classes

  • Immune System Support Naturally


Cooking Classes at Gratitude for Wellness