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Below is an array of radio interviews that have been done over the years that promote wellness and wholeness. Dr. Velvete sold her practice in Commerce and opened a clinic in Rockwall/Rowlett that allows her to focus on supporting others to have the life they desire. Using Quantum Biofeedback to find imbalances that are decreasing the flow of energy, thus creating imbalances, and then releasing these blocks to aid in increased energy, awareness, and connection.  Each month Dr. Velvete continues to be an asset to others with her insight, knowledge and wisdom.


"The power in wisdom is the application of knowledge. There is no power in knowledge if not applied." Velvete Womack, PhD

Setting Goals Must Be Proceeded By Creating Intentions

Our Words Matter,  it's important to set our intentions to the more positive to have a more positive outcome to be realized. Intentions are more than just saying what we want, but more of what we are choosing to see our world around us. Listen in by clicking the image.


Fall Allergies Bring Stuffy Noses

Join me today to learn more in how to help those stuffy noses.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses how to combat the nasal congestion that comes from fall allergies. Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall. Click the image to listen in.

Every Season is Allergy Season in North Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses the effects of allergies, which will likely be more prevalent as fall arrives. But smoke drifting from the California wildfires have caused considerable allergy trouble in Northeast Texas in recent days. A Mayo Clinic article says, "Allergies occur when your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn't." Velvete says nasal sprays or neti pot may be helpful in fighting the effects of allergies. To hear more, click the image to the left.

Modern Conveniences Affect Our Ability To Adapt To Heat

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, discusses the challenge of coping with the intense summer heat. In some ways, modern conveniences such as air conditioning make adapting to the heat more difficult.

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Exercise Intensity

It's important to understand if you're getting the workout that you need. Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, discusses a Mayo Clinic article on exercise. Individuals can determine the intensity of their exercise routine, and what's best for them, by several recommended methods. Lower intensity exercise -- in which you can still carry on a conversation with a partner -- is recommended for beginners.

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American Breakfasts: Too Much Sugar?

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a video comparing popular American breakfast items -- such as doughnuts and pancakes -- to the more healthful breakfast foods enjoyed in other countries. Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a Psychology Today article that chronic stress may damage brain structure and connectivity. The article is based on a University of California study. Other than prescription drugs, meditation, exercise, social connectivity, laughter, and listening to your favorite music are recommended as good ways to combat stress. Dr. Velvete is owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

30 % of Adults Use Complimentary and Alternative

Wish we had more time to discuss how nutrition should be used to prevent illness and disease as opposed to medicine, which seeks to cure disease once it is found. Even though the FDA does not allow the word "cure", there are some drugs now making such claims.


We also talked about the reasons folks seek CAM and the New England Journal of Medicine Survey in the Oriental Medicine, Vol. 3. No. 2, Summer of 1994 said these were the top 10 reasons people chose Alternative Health Care.

1. Back Problems

2. Anxiety

3. Headaches

4. Sprains or Strains

5. Insomnia

6. Depression

7. Arthritis

8. High Blood Pressure

9. Digestive Problems

10. Allergies


It is reported in the Health Food Business report, Dec. 1996 that doctors don't have the time to deal with the mass number of folks that continue to experience the above, even with medication. This should let us all know there is a deeper issue going on if so many folks are experiencing these issues. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a RX drug, but maybe while taking that drug we should be doing all that we can to bring our body into balance rather than continuing the behavior or habits that are creating the issues in the first place. Stress is the best place to start. All stress is the leading cause of dis-ease.


There is a place for both in our society. We don't have to compete with one another, nor does one person have to know it all. We can combine our fields of study and expertise for the benefit of the patient/client. Matter of fact, patients love it when the Dr.s out here refer them to me and they always go back to the doctor to express their gratitude, and it makes the patient just adore the doctor even more. The same is true for me, when I refer a patient to a physician there is a deeper level of trust and comfort. And isn't that what it's all about?


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Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says habitual overeating causes many problems for the body's internal organs, in addition to causing over-eaters to become overweight.

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article on how forgiving someone who has caused us harm actually helps to reduce our stress. She says writing in a journal about the process of forgiving can bring about new thoughts on the situation.

What Supplements Help with Reducing Stress?

Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on an article suggesting certain types of nutritional supplements for specific symptoms of stress.

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, says there are close connections between stress and nutrition. "The better nourished you are, the better able you are to cope with stress. It is well know that changes take place in the levels of circulating hormones when stress occurs," says an article discussed in this conversation. Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article, "Ten Stressful Thought Patterns That Contribute to Stress and Anxiety." She says when we have stressful thoughts, we should find something else that is enjoyable to focus upon. Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Nutrition in Rockwall, says biofeedback is a way for individuals to learn to control certain functions within the body, such as high blood pressure. People are trained to learn biofeedback techniques, and Velvete says there's less of a need to attach electrodes to the body in order to measure their responses.

Our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition, Velvete Womack considers the benefits of sleep. While experts recommend that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day, Velvete says those hours do not necessarily need to be in one continuous stretch. And she offers some surprising sleep aids, including plunging your feet in ice water.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses a natural and holistic approach to fighting allergies. The approach involves eliminating candida, a type of yeast that thrives in the gastrointestinal tract, by avoiding foods that are based on yeast and refined simple carbohydrates. These include white flour, white rice, processed sugars, table salt, mushrooms and beer.


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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack of Lighthouse Education, reflects on a Huffington Post article, predicting the top fitness and wellness trends of 2017. Among them HIIT, which stands for "high-intensity interval training" and hygge (pronounced HUE-ga), a Danish word which means "taking pleasure in the simple and ordinary."

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition, relates her experience in implementing the "23-minute morning ritual that will transform your whole day," which we discussed on a previous program. And Velvete recommends sticking with it (or any other change in your life) for 21 days to establish a new habit.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on an article that says you should make 2016 your "selfish" year. In this case, "selfish" means to take care of yourself, and meet your own needs, so that you will be better able to take care of others.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on advice for enjoying the holidays, including New Year's Eve, and the New Year ahead. One suggestion is to remain in the moment, not to be overly preoccupied with things of the past or the future; also to practice forgiveness; and to find the opportunity to laugh.

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Thanksgiving may be behind us, but gratefulness is no less meaningful in our daily lives. Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, the owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on a recent University of California-San Diego study that showed that gratefulness improved the condition of people with heart problems in their 60s, not only their heart health, but in general ways such as better sleep and a reduction of stress.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a article advising readers to consider detoxing their livers, which can be helpful in losing weight. Velvete, the proprietor of Fire and Ice spa in Commerce, says spring is a good time for a general detox of the system.


Dr. Velvete sold her clinic in Commerce to Denise Formosa and now practices as a Holistic Practitioner in Rowlett near Lake Pointe Medical Center.

Our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice spa, Velvete Womack, discusses food and the most important aspect of health, emphasizing natural, unprocessed foods.


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Dr. Velvete Womack, wellness coordinator of the Fire and Ice spa in Commerce, discusses wellness concepts for starting the new year. Also, Velvete previews the Wellness University scheduled for Saturday, January 17 at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, says many people may suffer from a magnesium deficiency. Velvete, the proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, says some 300 bodily functions depend on the right amount of magnesium in the body. Listeners and readers should conduct their own research and consult with their personal physician before taking magnesium supplements.

Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, says mental health sometimes receives less emphasis than physical well-being. In addition to the recommendations in this article, she says it's important to find meaning in your life, a purpose greater than pleasing yourself.

Velvete Womack, the proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa, and our wellness commentator, discusses the health problems caused by sitting at a computer all day, and the "two-minute solution" that might add years to your life.

Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on the health benefits of hugging, which among other things, reduces pain, depression and stress, decreases the heart rate, and lessens worry of mortality.

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Commerce's Fire and Ice spa, reflects on a recent Harvard study that says regular meditation rebuilds gray matter in the brain within eight weeks. Velvete says meditation does not have to involve sitting in a yoga position or learning mantras; it can simply be finding a quite place to let your thoughts flow freely and non-judgmentally.