Friday, February 13, 2015

Class Invitations Available!

Hello Friends!  This will be short & sweet....

First of all, 

Happy Valentines Day!  

It is fun to have a day set aside to express our love and affection - something we should be doing with our family on a daily basis though, right?   

In the spirit of Valentines, I want to thank each of you for allowing me to be one tiny part of your busy lives.  The greatest thing about my New-trition by Carla endeavors besides teaching others Natural Health, is that clients become friends!   

Class invites are now available on my online store (Square Market).   First online class will be next week (remember ThirdsDay!!)  the 19th at 6pm.  We will be learning more about Progesterone for Men & Women.  

Some instructions on participating in online classes are now on the "Classes" page of the website where you will find a link to Square Market.

Please read instructions on the website; there are more instructions on Square Market in the product description.  Let me know if they absolutely do not make sense.  Basically, Square Market charges $7.95 flat rate per order, no matter what or how many items you order.  So one individual Class Invite is $2.95 to make a total transaction amount of $9.95.  

Please, do not order more than one Individual Invite per order!!!

As you will see, any additional invites on the same order have a different selection and are $9.95 each or per person.  So, if you want to purchase an Invitation for a friend or another member in your family that is the selection to make and of course, you can order any amount of Additional Invitations.

Once the order is processed, I will send an Invitation with sign on instructions to the email you provide.

"Practice" online class earlier this month went well.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Angela C. and Kathy V. for their help and great suggestions.  So after reading last's month's newsletter/blog at this blog site with instructions and looking over the information I've provided on the website - please try to get yourself set up and ready to go for February ThirdsDay!

Once you get to my Free Conference E-Call "wall", you can open and/or download a document that provides 3 articles to read in preparation for this class.  Yes... just a little homework!  Classes are to be interactive, I want your input, comments as well as questions!

Email any questions, or better yet, call the technical support phone number provided if you run into questions or issues.

Well, I said this would be short & sweet....  At least, it is sweet!!!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!      Carla

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Practice Meeting Tips!

With a little experimentation and some lengthy technical support phone conversations, (and with Angela Christian's tremendous help doing the same experimenting and phone calling) (THANK YOU ANGELA!!)- here is a list of step by step instructions for signing on to our upcoming Practice Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5th at 6pm.

As long as you have the Meeting Link and Meeting ID you do not need to receive a special "invite" from me for this first free Practice Class.  In the future, I will send Invitations based on class "orders" through my Square Market online.  (we'll discuss all of this on the 5th).

Anyway, below are the steps and I do not guarantee 100% that your computer and system will behave exactly according to these steps.  Which is why I suggest you do most of these steps prior to class time.   And be sure to have the tech support phone number handy; they are extremely patient! 877-216-7555 (I have that # memorized...)

In order to hear audio through your computer you will need to install the proper desk top application as instructed below.  Once it is installed, that step will not need to be repeated for future classes.

If you do not wish to install the desk top application - you can still join the meeting and use a regular telephone for audio by actually dialing the number and listening in on the phone (712) 775-7031.

Now to get on with the steps:

_____ Go to Free Conference Call link

_____ Select Online Meeting in top white bar, select "Join"

_____ Put in the Meeting ID 148-949-152, select "Submit"

_____ Enter your name & email address,  select "Join"

_____ You will see a black screen with a "Waiting for Presenter" message

_____ On that screen find the "information" icon on the task bar (that is the little "i" with   a circle around it)

_____ Click on the "i" icon and select "Desk top Application to download" (or something like that; this part I've never seen myself, but was told by tech support this is what it says)

_____ The installation process will begin, then it will launch the program

_____ At this point, you should have the same Meeting Dashboard as me (you'll be sharing my desktop)

_____ Select the green telephone icon on that Meeting Dashboard (upper left box on screen)

_____ This will give you audio through your computer

So there we are (or hopefully will be) on Thurs. Feb. 5th at 6pm!!  Thanks for your efforts to join this class and your patience in doing so!  I look forward to our little community of learning and networking!

Please email any new discoveries regarding getting signed on or questions of any kind!

Carla Brock

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Practice Class Coming Up!

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to 2015! 

I hope it is off to a very good start for each of you!

Wheels are turning slowly for me as I'm trying to find the best and easiest way to begin online classes!  My schedule allows for Thursday evenings and most of us are accustomed to the third week of each month - so, my creative juices came up with the ThirdsDay Class!  No, that is not a typo!  It is the Third Thursday of each month!  A bit tricky to say, but hopefully hard to forget!!

Classes will be offered through  It is recommended to download the desktop application for FreeConferenceCall in advance to ensure expedited access at the scheduled meeting time. Click this link  to download and install this application and configure your computer for these shared sessions.  You will find a technical support phone number to call if you have problems.

There will be a free "Practice Class" on Thurs. Feb. 5th (NOT a ThirdsDay!) at 6:00pm.  Besides a trial & error opportunity, this will be an orientation to future classes, fees, etc..  I'll report on Survey Monkey feedback and we can take a vote on class starting time.  6pm or 6:30pm - be thinking about that!  

Our first real ThirdsDay Class will be Feb. 19th!!!

Also, I plan to eventually figure out how to record these classes and offer recordings for those who miss or cannot participate at this specific time.  I apologize that I'm not a 'whiz' at this technology, and I will probably make mistakes until I get it right!

The Meeting ID is 148-949-152. This ID number will get you to my "Meeting Wall" from where I'll be able to share my computer screen with all participants.  You may want headphones with a microphone if your computer speakers & mic are not adequate. Participants can also communicate with typed messages in the Chat box at the bottom left of the screen. 

I will be practicing this myself this weekend (recruiting Ronnie as a participant), so I will send another news-blog if I discover any helpful tips or suggestions.   Please email me if you discover any as well!  (

Mark your calendars, plan an evening at home, get comfy and prepare to connect!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Third Monday Survey

Instead of a Third Monday class this month, 

how about a Third Monday Survey!?  

Like the ghost Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, that visited Ebenezer Scrooge followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come, I would like to hear from my ghosts of the past, present and future in order to steer me on the straight and narrow path of.... well, whatever path I'm on with New-trition by Carla (NTBC), I want to do it right!  

Clicking the link below will take you to the Class Schedule page of my website where all you Ghosts of Yet-to-Come will find 8 questions about what you would like to see happen with NTBC classes in 2015.  

The Ghosts of the Past will be happy to find a 9th open-ended evaluation question about 2014!   

The Ghost of the Present is with me as I type and telling me I must get this posted before 1:00am.  

I'm not as mean and hard headed as Scrooge (I don't think..), but like his character eventually transformed, I'm filled with joy and humility by the love and goodness of every one in my life.  And that includes each of you who come to classes, who are listening to me teach, and listening to your body.  Your trust is in the truth and we've been on a wonderful journey!

Thank you for your valuable input by completing this survey.  It will be open for at least a month.  I hope to get a 2015 class schedule developed by February for online webinars. 

How fun - to stay at home in our cuddle-duds when it is snowing outside, with a mug of hot tea and have a desk top computer class together!  

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this!  
Ronnie and I wish you a very peaceful holiday 
filled with warm fuzzies and fun times!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stay Well This Winter!!

Don't let this be you!!!

The Season is upon us, 
and I’m not referring to the Holidays!  

Now that sunlight is in short supply and we are cooped up inside with sneezing, coughing people, we face the dreaded ‘Cold & Flu Season’.

Health by Systems:101 Third Monday Class this month, Nov. 17th, will be on The Immune System! This bodily system is constantly at work protecting you and fighting unimaginable pathogens that find their way into your body on a daily basis.

What an ideal time to learn about your amazing Immune System and how to keep it strong this winter! You will be glad to learn that you can miss out on the usual sore throat, runny nose, cough, sinus infection, bronchitis, and worse, the flu.

This class will also discuss Autoimmune Diseases – why and how those diseases occur, and Natural Health approaches to prevent them or at least reduce their adverse effects.

Your Immune System really is your best friend! 
It is time to become better acquainted!

Class will be at Panera on N. Kansas Expressway at 6pm this coming Monday, 17th.  
Bring your questions and your friends for a great discussion on Staying Well this Winter!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All you need is the air that you breathe - just to be healthy!

If you sang along with that title, then you are showing your age!

But it is true – we inhale and exhale approximately 17,280 times each day (if your respiration rate is 12 per minute).   Breathing and the beating of your heart are the only two constants that, if they cease, life ceases also, within minutes.  So that places the respiratory system at the top of our list of important things to know about our body, right?

Since your breathing is ever with you, you certainly notice when it is not functioning properly.  We can certainly figure out the ‘why’ of many pulmonary (lung) problems by first understanding ‘how’ your lungs are supposed to work. 

You will learn the basics of lung structure and function in this Health by Systems:101 class on The Respiratory System, but there are three ‘out of the box’ concepts that will be emphasized. 

Carbon Dioxide is the first:  Many of you have heard us refer to CO2 (about 100 times in every class).  Yet, my pathophysiology textbooks refer to CO2 as a waste product, as if it were an undesirable component to our cells and metabolism.  NOT SO!  And what does that mean to you?  This is one substance you cannot order from Amazon or find at your local health food store.

The Buteyko Method is the second: This program of exercises and strategies, identified by Dr. Buteyko, to normalize breathing and relieve symptoms of many lung diseases is worth learning about.  And it is related to concept #1 above, CO2.

Your immune system is the third:  For many years, my lung health was marked by two holidays.  Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day (or maybe Easter on a bad year).  I acquired bronchitis by the time Santa was to arrive and coughed until potatoes were supposed to be planted.  Well, that stopped about six years ago.  I may get a short-term ‘lung bug’ every other year or so, but the improvement is remarkable (and less costly).  Your immune system must be strengthened by nutrition and digestion!

So take a deep breathe… and be amazed at what just happened!

Check out the details of my Third Monday classes (the where, when & how much) at

Bring a friend and a paper bag!!  (some of you know what that is about!) 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Healthy Heart!!

Better late than never, right!!  If you thought maybe there wasn’t going to be a New-trition by Carla Third Monday class, I assure there will be!  I may be behind in getting this class announcement out, but I’m no less excited to talk about…

The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System includes your heart, arteries, capillaries and veins.  It is an amazing, complex system that transports oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body, head to toe. This class will briefly explore the structure and function of the Cardiovascular System, but will focus on the many forms of heart disease.

Heart disease is quite prosperous for our medical system, but it can be devastating to our personal lives.  At best, a struggling heart and circulatory system causes fatigue and dysfunction.  The looming “silent killer” (essential or primary hypertension) frightens people, which just perpetuates high blood pressure further. 

What can you do NOW to maintain or regain a robust, healthy Cardiovascular System?  What does the heart need to beat regularly and strong?  How can you prevent “hardening of the arteries”?  What about heart attacks?  Why does blood pressure go up? 

We will have a great time talking about these questions and more!  You may find class location, time, etc.. on our website ( on the Class Schedule page.

Don’t miss this class in a heartbeat!