We are focusing on mindful nutrition and this week, we're starting with veggies!
Why is there such an emphasis on fruits and vegetables when talking about healthy nutrition? What is all the fuss? Research has proven many health and healing benefits of different nutrient components of fruits from beta carotene in carrots to sulphurane in broccoli and sprouts. There are many chemical compounds that work with the cells inside of the body to both regulate and stop abnormal cell growth. In addition, vegetables contain immune boosting and anti-oxidant value which help to remove damaged cells that may cause inflammation that promotes disease as well. There are vast amount of healing veggies available, but here are 7 vegetables that are a must have in your regular diet.
Today we have a great recipe for you. I have to tell you I love kale. But for so long I never liked to eat kale raw because I thought it’s so potent, it’s so hard to chew, and I didn’t realize it was so easy to make a kale salad. Today, we’re going make a springy kale salad with a lovely citrus dressing.
On my radio show the Wellness Blueprint Radio, my colleagues Deb Davies, Andrew Carr, and I talked about the benefits of pranayama. Because it was such an energetically expansive conversation and very informative, I felt that a follow up blog would be beneficial.
Have you ever noticed that feeling of euphoria that you feel when you have a long hard laugh? That’s because laughter is more than diffuser of stressful situations and a distracter from negative emotions; Laughter contains numerous physical benefits as well. Here are some fun facts that may convince you to laugh more in your daily life.
This week we’re focusing on how to spice up your recipes with herbs and spices.
We often default to salt and pepper in our cooking, and salt can actually be detrimental in excess, raising our blood pressure, causing water retention, among other things. There are so many wonderful herbs and spices out there that are not only tasty to add to any meal but are healing in nature.
[A special dedication honoring the life and transition of Jamilah Nation]
We all experience death and loss at some point in our lives. However, death should not be the first time we consider the meaning of our own lives, nor should we avoid talking about death as part of the meaning of life.
It has been well studied that the power of thought can influence the body’s ability to heal. There are many self-help books on positive thinking and it’s effects. However, what is not always addressed are the subtle tapes that we as humans sometimes play in our head that can be holding us back from our full health potential and even could be making us more ill. These are called your internal dialogues.
That's a loaded question! You should be concerned but that should not effect your activity as long as your blood pressure is controlled. Here are the things that you should be concerned about.
Sources of Exposure & Measurements
First of all, radiation exposure can come from various sources from nuclear plants to medical technology to airport technology to natural & cosmic sources (atmosphere & soil). Generally, the amount of radiation we are exposed to on a daily basis is minimal unless you are in an industry that necessitates repeated exposure.
The trending topic now is how to make your body more alkaline. Another more popular topic is juicing. So I figured what we do is put the two together and make an alkaline juice for you to drink and help to cleanse your body. We have a lemon, avocado, some celery, cucumber, parsley, some garlic, and just some ice. That’s all you need. So a lot of these have great detox and cleansing element, and they will help to make your body more alkaline so you can help to fight off infections and just keep your body in a healthy state.
Often times we do not think of the health benefits of eating beyond the nutritional value. However, there is importance to not only what we eat, but how we eat. Healthy eating can be described from a social standpoint as well as a nutritional standpoint. Communal eating (or eating with others) has been tradition in many cultures and in many arenas, and appropriately so as it has many benefits from social to romantic. Think about the last time you attended or hosted a dinner party or potluck. Did you experience connection on various levels? Was it a satisfying social and emotional experience? Let’s look at the different benefits of communal eating more closely.
Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.
Sometimes it’s hard to know when to set the final boundary in friendships and relationships before releasing people. The truth is there is no perfect formula to when to let go of someone you love when the relationship is no longer working for you. The simplest question however is to ask yourself, "Is this healthy for me?" If the answer is no, then you might consider setting the final limit for your friend or loved one for behavior shift before moving on. Warning: There is a difference between boundaries set for your own serenity and mental well-being and ultimatums set to control another person. Let’s look more closely at this.
I cannot provide an unbiased view, however, I will provide a couple of pro's and con's for getting a flu shot.
The benefits and virtues of quinoa are widely extolled in health magazines and wellness publications, but what is the history behind this grain-like food?