"We spend so much of our time taking care of others and focusing on all the things that need to get done. In the midst of it all, it's easy to forget about ourselves or to let self-care tumble to the bottom of our priority list. You know how that turns out. One day we realize that not only are we busy, but now we're also tired, cranky, eating too much, and more than a bit frustrated with the whole state of affairs." ~ Dr. Mellissa Mc Creery, Too Much On My Plate.com
"For many people, restriction invokes fear and that fear creates resistance."
We need to eat real food. No fast foods. No junk foods. No processed foods. Just honest, nutritious, real food.
I recently read an article that was all about what drives us to eat. Written by Dr. Ed Bauman of Bauman College, the article explains Dr. Bauman’s Eating for Health™ process and his Levels of Eating concept.
"There is no more powerful way to improve your health than through a nutritional cleansing program."
"Multiple studies have proven that walking is the best thing we can do to improve our overall health and increase our longevity and functional years." ~ Robert Sallis, M.D.
"Fall is a natural time of transition, which makes it an ideal time for a gentle detox cleanse that will reset your body and mind while priming you for a winter of wellness."
"Stress is any reaction or emotion that triggers a response from the sympathetic nervous system and initiates the "fight or flight" response OR any informational input that adds a new burden to your internal conversation." ~ Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP
Eating a "balanced diet” is NECESSARY for optimal health. It's not enough to consume organic, real foods - although that's a great start. You must also balance those foods...each and every time you consume them.
Most of us have grown up brainwashed to think that “everybody needs milk” or “milk does a body good”. Why? Because the dairy association has spent millions in advertising as well as providing elementary schools with beautiful, free “nutritional” teaching materials! But the truth is , it “just ain’t so”.
Recently a friend and I were talking about how, no matter how much we know about nutrition or how long we have been eating clean and feeling the benefits of that, over and over we come to a place of “I don’t f...ing care” and fall off the wagon again. What's up with that?
Summer is here and the first thing many of us associate with this season is "vacation" - a time to slow down, de-stress, rest, and relax. Well, it's also the perfect time to detox our bodies too.
"There are many types of women, but the one that cries out for the healing the loudest is the Wounded Female Warrior. You long to transform yourself into the Goddess, even though you might not use those words to describe your longing."
Just like the lotus is confronted with a lengthy and dark process before it blooms, I have been presented with numerous major challenges in my life.
While reducing or avoiding gluten in our diet may be a healthier choice, especially for those with Celiac disease or "wheat intolerance", replacing it with highly refined gluten-free good products isn't a good idea.
If you thought the FDA does a subpar job in regulating what goes into our food supply, you'll be equally appalled, if not more, on its regulation of cosmetic and personal care products. The same way you look at food labels, you should do the same for your beauty products." ~ Vanessa Cunningham, Nutrition & Wellness Expert
Spring is here and, once again, so is my desire to clear out all of the clutter and clean everything. In addition to cleaning up around our home, this is also the perfect time to do a little cleaning on the inside as well.
"The good news is - your body cleanses on a daily basis. It is Nature's gift to you that keeps illness away, gives you energy, and allows you to think clearly. But too many people are getting used to feeling "not so well". Too many people live with the painful effects of a toxic system and remain unbalanced in their thinking, emotions, and physical health. You certainly don't have to be one of them."
The natural cleansing process that occurs every spring is essential to the maintenance of our long term health. If we get excess toxicity out of our bodies fully and effectively now, in the spring time, then we are far more likely to remain healthy for the rest of the year.
"Saying you're on a diet gives the impression that you're looking for short term results. A lifestyle change, on the other hand, means you're planning on making this permanent."