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.
"If you fail to make a plan, you plan to fail."
~ DR. MERCOLA
Like any work space, your kitchen needs good tools. With the following basic tools you'll be well on your way to creating easy, delicious, and nutritious meals.
Being thankful during hard times isn’t a natural response, but it should be. Studies back this up - gratitude heals. It staves off depression, it makes us happier, and even healthier.
The Eating for Health model represents a system of eating that isn't controlled by the big food companies that have bought and paid for the Government's support or by individuals who are selling products, but rather is based on whole foods, organics, and a lifetime way of eating that actually results in reversing disease and developing and maintaining optimal health, life quality and well-being.
While there is good protein in nuts and seeds, they are made up mainly of fat. So the question becomes, "are they really an adequate source of protein?
Raw fruits and vegetables are the heart and soul of a healthy diet and are aggressive cleansing foods. They stir up toxins present in the body tissues, forcing them into the blood and lymph. Raw fruit is the most cleansing food there is. Its high water content and natural sugars act as a detergent, washing away stored excesses and waste matter that are clogging the system.
"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
"For many people, restriction invokes fear and that fear creates resistance."
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.
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."
"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."
"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
"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.
"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
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.