Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Happiest Holidays from Carla & Ronnie

Hello and Happy Holidays to my blog subscribers - I will fondly call you "the remnant"; those special hanger-oners to Energy Concepts and New-trition by Carla.  Or maybe those who haven't figured out how to unsubscribe!  Either way, I hope this blog finds you in a wonderful place in your life as you celebrate your family traditions of Christmas & New Year's.

I'm wondering how many of you are, like myself, looking at your 2015 list of goals or resolutions that were created one year ago?  The ones you actually sat down and wrote out in your planner or journal as you anticipated the New Year.  

It is good to have some sort of measuring stick to assess your personal trek.  I hope you are pleased with your progress; your dreams and aspirations are happening right before your eyes, albeit in hindsight!  

But then, have any of you experienced the ‘other’ list?  Your own anticipated goals stare at you untouched.  Yet, the accomplishments of the year appear like invisible ink and could fill the entire page.  That is the list of goals you were not aware of a year ago, written for you by that obscure author called Life. 

For those of you who are reflecting on 2015 and all you can see is the ‘other’ list, I’m thinking that we may as well be OK with it. We are not being derailed; rather we’re probably being redirected.  My 2015 Life Lesson has been that it is a matter of surrender. “Detachment creates room for creation”.  By letting go of our own ideas of what we are to do, then what needs to happen, happens. What needs to go, goes.  What needs to stay, stays.

With that said, this blog needs to go.  As did my website. My recorded classes are now archived away as well. Others are fortunately proclaiming the message(s) that Ronnie and I have been promulgating for over 10 years.  And they’re doing that much more effectively than we could ever hope to.  

I am not sure what is to happen, but I know that I am staying.  By that, I mean, I am still here… just surrendering and not in control.  So who knows what that will look like in 2016!  If you desire to follow this interesting ride and see where the road leads, then my New-trition by Carla Facebook page is where you can find and contact me.  I’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hello from the back-burner!

Hello to all!  It has been a very fast summer and somehow the weeks and months have flown by.  I thought I’d post an update to those who follow this newsletter and may be wondering what’s become of us!

New-trition by Carla is alive and well - just on the “back burner” so to speak.

Many things have crowded out the time and energy to get my final class recorded (DHEA), but once I accomplish that there will be a set of 4 classes on “Youthful Hormones” available in my online store.  Pregnenolone, Progesterone, and Thyroid are already available separately, and I hope to add DHEA by the end of 2015. 
 As of Sept. 1st, Ronnie and I are finally moving to our lake property in Ridgedale, MO (South of Hollister).  We will live in our camper until the cabin/house is inhabitable. 

In the process of this decision, we’ve been playing ‘musical houses’!  Not a fun game to play!  We’ve moved a friend into our house in town and will be moving my daughter from Sedalia to our house outside of town.  All of that displaces us to a camper and leaves Ronnie without excuse to finish the cabin!

Our website ( is going away as of Oct. 1st.

I’d place an announcement on the web page to let visitors to the site know, but the web provider (Fat Cow) has changed their web-building program and I can’t figure out how to edit the site now.  So good riddance to Fat Cow; it has been years of hair-pulling frustration using them anyway.

That means our emails that end in will also be going away.

To contact us or to order products such as enzymes, Miracle II soap, classes, etc… you may visit my New-trition by Carla Facebook page.  There is a ‘shop now’ button on that page which will take you to my online store (Square Market).  Besides providing a link to my online store, I will begin investigating how to utilize FB to post things such as announcements, answer questions, and disseminate information.

Other ‘back burner’ thoughts still include revamping my New Client Manual into a more inclusive book on how to build Natural Health. 

My heart felt message to each of you at this juncture in my journey is simply this: 

What we have to offer is not going away!

The message(s) that we’ve been promoting for years have, first of all, have not waivered and second of all, are increasingly being recognized and proclaimed by more conventional science and medicine.  For that, we are grateful.

So, whether you hear it from us or from another louder voice –

1. Always discern truth from trend
2. There is NO magic bullet whether it is a supplement or a “super food”
3. Only correct (anti-inflammatory), clean (not processed) and balanced nutrition is the foundation to good health
4. True healing is derived from within and always involves one’s mind, body and spirit
5. True healing is a process and may not necessarily mean total absence of symptoms
6. Some medical or alternative interventions can help, but only by facilitating the body’s own healing mechanisms (which are derived from correct nutrition, see #3 above). 
7. Some medical or alternative interventions can harm (See #1 above).  This is where personal discernment must come in, which is derived from correct education

Thanks for reading this!  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at  I will keep this blog-spot to send out more updates as things progress.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dehydro... what? Let's learn about DHEA!

This was me before preparing this lesson on DHEA!!
If you relate to this picture when it comes to DHEA, 
then have no fear - 
ThirdsDay of May is here!  

May 21st at 6pm we will talk about the final "Youthful Hormone" on our list, DHEA.  We will discuss what DHEA is, its role in the body, deficiencies, supplementation and precautions.  I have certainly learned a lot as I've prepared and I'm sure you will also.

This is an online presentation through FreeConferenceCall, so if you are interested in participating, simply click here to order your Class Invitation.  I will send the Invite with instructions to help you get signed in.  

Because it is such a crazy, busy time of year and most of us are avoiding staying indoors - please order your Invite by Wednesday (20th), so I can know if I even need to host a class/meeting at this time.  I totally understand if there are conflicts and am very flexible!

But, either way, I WILL prepare a recording of this class and put it on my online store as soon as possible. So if you are not able to participate online, you can still get the information.  The recorded class on Thyroid is also forth coming.   End of semester demands have covered me up this past month...  

This DHEA class will be the last class for awhile; at least over the summer.  I'll be teaching an OTC Nutrition class this summer and in the fall (in addition to other classes), so I'm not sure what my stress-o-meter reading will be come August or September.  

Maintaining balance and taking one day at a time has become my focus and stance in life these days! As each of you know, this involves simplifying and letting go!  I am exploring just what I have to offer humanity and how to be most effective, so you haven't heard the last of me for sure! 

Stay tuned!  Carla


Thursday, April 9, 2015

April ThirdsDay Already!! Let's Talk Thyroid!

My first little bloom of the season! 

I’m obviously a very limited gardener, but no less excited to welcome spring weather– rain, storms and all!

The turn of the season also means our thyroids will be coming out of hibernation soon. So this is a perfect time to refresh our learning on how to have a healthy, happy thyroid!

And that is exactly what we will do in April's online ThirdsDay Class! I hope you can join me on April 16th at 6pm, to discuss yet another “Youthful Hormone”.  There is so much to say about the thyroid gland and its important hormones.  

We’ve already discussed two other Youthful Hormones - Pregnenolone and Progesterone in the last two online classes.  If you missed those, you can certainly get caught up.  Studio recordings of the narrated presentations are available on my Square Market.  I will send you the recorded class in .m4v file format.

While you’re in my Square Market, please notice that I have added Progest E Oil Complex to my small list of products available.  This is for convenience for those who frequently ask me where they can purchase it.  So it may be for a limited time depending on demand.

This online market is where you order your Class Invitation as well.  With your invitation you will receive Instructions on how to participate through Free Conference Call and Screen Sharing.  Once you have your Class Invite, you can go to my FCC "wall" (link below) and find two printable handouts to go with this class in the Meeting Resources box.  You'll find a link to my Thyroid Tips handout as well as a Thyroid class outline. 

If you're feeling technologically brave, share this information with a friend or two and help them get signed on to join us in this e-venture of learning!  And as a reminder, headsets or ear buds with a microphone will allow each person to listen and talk freely throughout the class. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Last minute change for March ThirdsDay Class…


I am needing to postpone the scheduled March 19th class on Pregnenolone – my son and daughter in law are visiting from Los Angeles and that is the only evening they can stay with us. 

Since my audience is still small and very patient with me already; I hope you will forgive me for this (almost) last minute change.  So far I have only received two orders for a class invitation for this class, so maybe it isn’t a good date for others as well. 

I know with more daylight and better temperatures it will be even more challenging to corral everyone together.  We are all lovers of the outdoors and growing things – but I’m still confident that some connection is better than none.  I’m also hoping you have friends that may be interested in joining our e-class format and our numbers and conversations will grow!

I’d like to know from anyone interested in Pregnenolone, if you would like to put it off one week and meet online on Thursday, March 26th – OR if you’d rather wait until April ThirdsDay (April 16th).  Personally, I’m anxious to talk about this very beneficial hormone and I vote for March 26th.  Please email me your preference and I will reply with the ‘verdict’ via a personal email rather than this blog post.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility!  Those who know me best, know how excited I am to spend time with my son and his wife.  They are such a huge part of my life, but they live much too far away! 

I look forward to hearing from you about our next class!

P.S. I have posted the Pregnenolone handout on my Free Conference Wall, so feel free to print and peek at it. 

With great love & appreciation - Carla