Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging
Health Through Awareness
August Newsletter
Apricot. Ripe Organic Apricots with leaves on a white wooden table over green nature blurred background. Orchard
Summertime and the livin' is easy,
fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, you're daddy is rich and your ma is good lookin
so hush, little baby; don't you cry. 
One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing
and you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
but till that morning, their ain't nothin' can harm you
with daddy and mammy standin' by.

                                                                                        George Gershwin

Is there anything more delightful to the senses than biting into a juicy, ripe Jersey peach, the fuzzy feel of the skin, the enticing smell of the nectar, the sweet and slightly tart flavor dancing on your taste buds?  Or the buttery sweetness of an ear of corn when you bite into it and you can taste the sunshine in the kernels?  I love to watch our grandsons eating corn on the cob. They do it with total abandon and joy; with butter and juice running down their mouth, hands and arms. Let's not forget about Jersey tomatoes.  Ask anyone from New Jersey and they'll tell you they are the best in the world. Biting into a red ripe tomato is like biting into summer.  The tomato needs no accompaniment, it can be a stand alone snack, but of course it goes great with all kinds of dishes. 

These simple pleasures are a slice of yesterday, a sensory trip back in time. For me they evoke childhood memories of a time when all was well, when life was simpler and summer was a time when things slowed down. The lazy, hazy days of summer, family picnics and vacations, days at the beach or in the mountains or fishing at the lake. Balmy nights chasing lightening bugs, throwing a Frisbee and playing hide and seek, with the adults sitting close by talking quietly on the porch, there was a real sense of family and community. 

The next time you pick up a peach, take a moment and engage all of your senses and see where it takes you, what wonderful memories await your rediscovery.

See below for a Special Invitation.

Fresh juice mix fruit, healthy drinks on wooden table.
Mindful Eating

So often we eat mindlessly. We stuff food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, or when we're on the run. The pleasure of eating lies in slowing down and fully experiencing all of the elements of food. Take some time to explore each of the following during your next meal and notice the difference. The main thing is to have fun, learn something, and understand yourself better.

- Look at your food and imagine you are a Martian scientist. You just arrived on Earth and have never seen this food before. Look at it carefully without naming it. Can you see the water, the rain, and the sunlight within the food?

- Bring the food up to your nose. Without naming the scent, experience smelling the food, and then describe what you smell.

Physiological Reaction
- Now focus on what is going on in your mouth. Begin to notice that saliva is produced, even though you haven't yet put the food in your mouth. Notice the mind/body phenomenon and how the senses respond to the anticipation of food being eaten.

- Now explore how the food feels. Without naming the sensation, just experience touching your food.

- After becoming aware of the food in your mouth, start biting into it very slowly. Then begin to chew. Notice that the tongue decides which side of the mouth it's going to chew on. Give all your attention to your mouth and take a few bites. Then stop to experience what's happening. What is happening is invariably an explosion of taste. Express what's going on. Be really specific. What is the experience? Is it sweet or sour or juicy? There are hundreds of words to describe the experience of tasting.

- As you continue to chew the tastes change, as does the consistency. At a certain point
you will become aware of the texture of the food because the taste has mostly passed. If the texture causes aversion, you may want to swallow it, but try to keep it in your mouth.

- Don't swallow it yet. Stay with the impatience and the inborn impulse to swallow. Do not swallow until you detect the impulse to do so. And then observe what is involved in getting the food over to the place where it's going to be swallowed. When you detect the impulse to swallow, follow it down into the stomach, feel your whole body, and acknowledge that your body is now exactly one bite heavier.

- Next, pause for a moment or two, and see if you can taste your breath in a similar way.
Bring the same quality of attention to the breath that you gave to seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting the food.

- Be silent. By this point, you understand something of what meditation is. It is doing
what we do all the time, except we're doing it with attention - directed, moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental attention.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Digestion initially begins in the mouth. As you start to chew your food, digestive enzymes found in saliva begin to break it down, preparing for nutrient absorption. It's important to chew your food thoroughly to achieve maximum absorption of all your vitamins and minerals.

How To Chew Properly

To get into the habit of chewing foods thoroughly, try counting the chews in each bite, aiming for 30 to 50 times before swallowing. Try putting your utensils down between bites to help you better concentrate on chewing.

  • Chew every mouthful of food at least 30 times each, until the food becomes liquid.
  • Chewing breaks down food and makes it easier on the stomach and small intestine.
  • Saliva assists in the digestion of carbohydrates.

Saliva also makes the food more alkaline, which creates less gas. If you are feeling stressed during a meal, take deep breaths, chew and let the simple act of chewing relax you. Taking the time to chew will help you to enjoy the whole spectrum of tastes and aromas that make up the meal.


Before Eating

  • Wash your hands.
  • Shower or wash your face to help relax.
  • Turn off the television, radio and telephone.
  • Do not read
  • Find a clean, quiet place to eat.
  • Light a candle or play soft music.
  • Stretch and Breathe
  • Align your posture and breathe.

During the Meal

  • Place a bite of food in your mouth
  • Put your utensil down
  • Place you hands together while chewing
  • Begin chewing and deep breathing
  • Concentrate on what you're doing
  • Look at your food or something attractive, or close your eyes partially or fully.

After Eating

  • Say thanks
  • Sit and talk after your meal
  • Take a light stroll

Institute for Integrative Nutrition    



Coming on August 26, 2015
7-8pm EDST 
August's webinar presenter will be  
Shirley Gutkowsky, RDH, BSDH, FACE.
Shirley is a career dental hygienist and champion of minimally invasive dental hygiene,  She is an award winning author, the recipient of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry Leadership award and popular speaker. She is also the radio host of Cross Link Radio, a program geared towards health from the perspective of dentistry, available on blog talk radio.  Shirley provides online oral health coaching to help those with dental conditions find a better way to regain their health and offers a second set of eyes as an oral health consultant.

In this webinar Shirley will be discussing "The Oral Systemic Link" as it relates to overall health and well being.  Using thermography we at TDI  have seen a direct link between infected root canals and breast health. Shirley has found a number of ways to keep teeth and gums healthy and has researched them extensively. Her outlook is years ahead of the leading edge and has proven staying power. Minimally invasive dentistry isn't about smaller holes; its about early diagnosis and intervening at the earliest stages of disease.

Click here to register

Thank you to Dr. Tom Wachtmann who presented an  
amazing July webinar full of such timely and important information.  There are so many people suffering with candida issues.   
Thank you to all who participated.  
 To view the archive or to download his PowerPoint click below. 


A Special Invitation

We need you to help
increase awareness about thermography! 
 Come out and show your support for
Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging and Thermography.
Dr. Getson will be giving a free lecture on
 Giving Women their Power Back, The Art and Science of Thermography, 
at the Mind, Body Spirit Expo
 on Sunday, October 4th at 11:00 AM in room 7
  at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
located at the 100 Station Avenue, Oak, Pa 19456

All attendees will receive a $25.00 coupon good on any thermogram.
 At the end of Dr. Getson's lecture
TDI will be giving away a complimentary
 Breast Thermogram 
valued at $300.00
and a Thyroid/Dental Thermogram valued at $125.00 

The room holds 85 people; please help us fill it up.

Click here to register

The expo is a great day with lots of wonderful vendors and speakers
General admission is $20.00
Doors to the expo open at 10:00 AM

In my July Newsletter I mentioned Micheal Beckwith, from The Secret.   He is coming to our own backyard!! 
He will be speaking shortly after Dr. Getson from 1-3 on Sunday, October 4th.
 Make a day of it.  Come out and and nourish your mind, body and spirit.

 Don't miss this opportunity to see the these amazing speakers.
 Your life will be transformed for the better.

For more information go to


Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in this newsletter is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The contents of this newsletter are based upon the opinions and research of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information in this newsletter is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.



 If you are interested in having a Holistic Health Counseling Session to guide you in proper dietary and lifestyle choices, or to find balance

and explore ways to slow down, please contact me at

Health Through Awareness.  



Liesha Getson, BCTT, HHC



100 Brick Road, Suite 206

Marlton, NJ 08053 


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