Archive for the ‘Healthy Living’ Category

Last night I had an enjoyable evening at a Vegan Potluck. Thank you Danny for the invite. Now I am not a vegan, in fact I do eat meat on occasion, but prefer to call myself a vegetarian that eats fish (Pesce-tarian).  Eating healthy can be easy or difficult, depending on how extreme you want to take it. I prefer to take it easy, especially if you are trying to improve your diet and health. Don’t go overboard and give up all of your favorite things.  Here are 5 simple steps to begin:
1. Reduce or eliminate  all processed foods – Yes you can do this.
2. Eat more vegetables (raw and cooked) – They are so good and easy to cook or eat raw. Have a variety.
3. Eat more Fruits – At least 3 to 5 per day. Try juicing if that works for you.
4.Eat out less – Maybe only once per week – Then you know the actual content of the food you are eating.
5.Try a new recipe at least once per week – Go online for this or your favorite magazine (Yoga Journal, or Vegetarian Times).

It is easy to choose whole grains (ie brown rice) and less processed breads and cereals. Just keep them to 1 to 2 servings per day. Raw nuts are a great source of protein and easy snack.  Eat different textures for a variety as well.

I am not a big cleansing fan. If you want to do a cleanse to clean out the pipes, you may just want to eliminate alcohol out of the diet for a week or two. I usually avoid alcohol and any sweets if I want to cleanse the body. Following the 5 steps above is a great way to begin cleansing the body without shocking it..

Bon Appetite!!


Stress Release?

Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 04:11 PM

What is Body Stress Release

BODY STRESS RELEASE assists the body in its innate ability to maintain and heal itself. It is a gentle procedure, where areas of body stress are located, using the body as a biofeedback monitor. Light, precise stimulation encourages the body to release stored tensions, which usually manifest as backache, headaches, postural distortions or fatigue. Releasing is rapid, but if stress has been stored for a long time, more releases may be required over a period of time.


Sustainable Health

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @ 06:11 PM

Sustainability, this is one of those new “Buzz” words for the future of this country and world. I really like it. It shows commitment to living with more conscience for our environment and ourselves.
What is Sustainable Health?

I would define this term as “Creating a balanced wellness program that sustains optimum health with minimal effort and effects on the environment. A great way to do this is to eat more responsibly (potentially eat less). Walk or hike instead of using electricity from a gym. Do Yoga that only requires a mat and peace of mind (of course a good instructor can really help). And find a wellness modality (Body Stress Release for example), that releases the stress from the body naturally for self-healing to take place. The whole “less is more” concept can create Sustainable Health without increasing your carbon footprint.


Positive Thoughts for Positive Outcomes

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @ 06:11 PM

By now I am sure almost everyone has heard of “The Secret”, what you think will become your reality. You may also know some people in your life who tend to be a bit negative. Usually these people fall on hardship one too many times. Where as your more positive friends and family seem to live much happier. It does work!!
One of my favourite quotes or sayings is “where the mind goes, energy flows”. I love this quote, it is so true. If you believe you are going to fail at something, you are most likely going to fail. However, thinking the opposite of succeeding and positive thoughts, will win.
This theory or practice works with everything, including your health. If you think you are going to gain weight because of a big meal, you most likely will gain weight. If you are not enjoying your exercise routine, you most likely won’t see the results you want.
So make sure you are giving only positive energy and thoughts to your health. Enjoy your food, make healthy choices and seek out a wellness program that you actually enjoy. Hiking, walking, Yoga, all modalities that are enjoyable.
Stay Positive!!