"Coffee convinces me that the minutes of pleasure I get from drinking it are worth more than whatever is coming down the pike as a result of the creamy elixir. It isn't long before that thinking...that behavior...that mentality gets applied to whatever I put into my mouth."
As a society, we have been trained to take care of others before ourselves. If we think of putting ourselves first, we often think we are being selfish. The fact is that we can’t truly take care of others in a healthy sustainable way until we first meet our own needs.
A friend of mine, who had given me MY very first massage and whose uncanny intuition I had grown to trust, said to me, "You're a healer... you should go to massage school".
"Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It's a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings - leading to uncontrolled overeating." ~ Dr. Mark Hyman
"For many people, restriction invokes fear and that fear creates resistance."
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination, and the energy to get started."
When your body and cells are functioning optimally to remove toxins and impurities and utilizing essential nutrient sources, the body naturally tends to drop excess weight and build lean muscle tissue. The end result is your body externally reflecting it's internal cellular healthy as a lean fit version of you." ~ SCOTT THREDE, D.C.
Most of us are pretty good at eating, drinking, and being merry during the holiday season. All these festivities, however, often mean eating a bit too much and indulging in a few too many desserts or drinks. So after the holidays, as we feel the effects of these indulgences, the New Year’s resolution on most people’s minds is to get healthy, get in shape, or shed a few pounds.
"Whether you're concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Eating a variety of healthy foods, practicing portion control and including physical activity in your daily routine can go a long way toward promoting healthy aging. Better yet, it's never too late to make healthier lifestyle choices."
~ MAYO CLINIC
Over-acidity is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH balanced environment which allows the body to resist disease.
"There is no more powerful way to improve your health than through a nutritional cleansing program."
"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."
"Did you recharge your cell phone yesterday? What about your laptop? Have you taken your car in for a check up lately? And when was the last time you took the time to recharge yourself? Not just for a day, a week, or even a month - but for an extended period of time? When was the last time you took a real break?"
"If you fail to make a plan, you plan to fail."
~ DR. MERCOLA
A fall favorite, butternut squash, shines brightest when used as a base for a rich, warming soup. It's a type of fall-harvest squash with a sweet, nutty taste. The color signals an abundance of powerhouse nutrients and it's reported to have anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
"We can't control getting older... but... we can control how we do it."
"When you start your morning with good habits, you're setting yourself up for success all day long!" ~ MELINDA HERSHEY, HEALTH EDUCATOR
"Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger, more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. In addition, by following the principles of calorie density, you will also increase the overall nutrient density of your diet."
A plant-based diet means that the majority of one's diet comes from plants, and is grounded in good health for individuals, families, and communities. It doesn't mean that you can't eat any animal products. It just means you opt for high volumes of minimally processed whole foods that are derived from plants.
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon an incredible book that all the AH-HA moments and light bulbs went off. I finally discovered how to start healing myself.