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
"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.
Toxins are everywhere. But the answer isn't to get used to feeling less than your best. You can relieve the toxic load you are exposed to each day by supporting your body as it gently cleanses.
The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose.
Here are some photos of "e-cleanse friendly" meals I thought I would share as this weeks "inspiration" blog. As you can see, there is NO deprivation going on here - just LOTS of great healthy food! Enjoy!
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.
"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
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."