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May 01, 2014

Natural Alternatives for Your Total Health


May 2014


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“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~Hippocrates


IN THIS ISSUE:


1) ESSENTIAL SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR BODY AND MIND

2) WHY MEDITATING IS BETTER THAN TAKING PILLS

3) SESAME CURRY KALE CHIPS


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1) ESSENTIAL SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR BODY AND MIND
by Jordin Cormier


Spring is finally upon us! After the long, dark doldrums of winter, you may be feeling a little less spritely than you did before the eternal frost. You may be moving more sluggishly, fitting more tightly into your jeans and feeling less motivated to overhaul your poor winter diet. Never fear! A few simple steps can wipe that winter frown clear off your face. It’s time for spring cleaning!


Cleanse Your Palate. After the sweet and lofty foods of winter, your taste buds may be craving salt, sugar and fat more than you’d appreciate. This is a sign that your body may need a mild cleanse. It may take a few days to ease into such a regimen, but it is helpful and productive to remove all of the inflammatory agents out of your diet. That means reducing or banning refined carbohydrates, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and excessive meat consumption, as well as putting the kibosh on overeating. Focus on healthful fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, wholesome grains and lean sources of protein. This shouldn’t be too difficult, as there is so much delicious spring produce coming out. Take advantage of it with some great, healthy spring recipes.


A moderate cleanse also helps to give your body a chance to recalibrate. For instance, if you’ve been eating a lot of yogurt every morning, nix the dairy and see if you feel more energized. We’re not talking about juice cleanses or cayenne pepper cleanses. Simply cut out inflammatory foods for 10 to 14 days, then reintroduce them one by one and notice how you feel. If dairy or gluten make you feel congested or heavy, perhaps you should consider limiting that food year-round. The first few days of such a regimen may be tough, but stick with it. Generally, the worse you feel in such a scenario, the more you needed it. And after all, it’s only 2 weeks.


Drink That H2O. Your cells need water to function. If you are even slightly dehydrated, your body will not function optimally and you just plain won’t feel as good. Chronic dehydration accounts for many diseases and dysfunctions in the body, so aim to drink around 2 liters a day. Whenever you would normally reach for coffee, tea, soda or juice, reach for a glass of room temperature water instead. Herbal tea with dandelion root is also great as it cleanses the liver, which in turn cleanses the body. An especially great habit to introduce is drinking a big glass of lukewarm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice upon waking every morning. Not only does this rehydrate your fasted body after hours of sleep, but it also reduces the acidity of your body — believe it or not, lemon juice acts as an alkalizing agent.


Kick Out Stress. Stress is a powerful force in our bodies. If it is not controlled, it can lead to weight gain and chronic anxiety. Everyone deals with stress differently. What’s most important is to avoid bottling it up. Instead, write in a journal, develop a positive mantra, go on nature walks, read a book, or take a hot bath. Practice whatever gives you the most pleasure and relaxation. Try incorporating such an activity into your routine at least once a week.


Yoga and meditation are also great for reducing stress and encouraging mental clarity. Many notice that they are better able to handle stressful situations after practicing either activity.  If you can’t get out to a class, try Wello to schedule a (2-way) video training session with a live trainer. If you’re a little short on cash, a few stretches and meditation exercises can work wonders to ground your mind. Try to keep the positivity vibes flowing — it can become contagious and self-perpetuating.


Bust a Move. Exercise is good for you — we all know that. But, you don’t have to become a Crossfit maven to exercise. Going for a brisk walk is equally important, and much gentler on the body. Moving daily pumps lymph through your body — the system that carries out toxins and waste. The only way for lymph to pump is through your own movement, so try to keep mobile so that all of those toxins can be filtered through your system. Try walking, jogging, tennis, fitness classes, Pilates, yoga, hiking, biking or any activity that floats your boat! There’s no need to start running if you absolutely abhor it. It’s all about getting healthy and having fun in the process.


Start the season off right and set yourself up for success. Cleaning up your subpar diet and lifestyle will make you a happier, more vibrant person. Life is what you make of it, so do more things you enjoy. Not only will it make your freshly cleansed self feel incredible, but you’ll become a much more well-rounded and positive human being. Happy cleaning!
Source: care2.com


2) WHY MEDITATING IS BETTER THAN TAKING PILLS


Finding peace and stillness within yourself is CRUCIAL to your body’s health. 90% of all diseases and illnesses are either caused or aggravated by stress, and meditation is a great way to restore balance in your body. A shift in consciousness causes a shift in biology, and when you are peaceful and calm during meditation, you release chemicals such as seratonin, oxytocin, and dopamine which help stabilize the immune system. Did you know that meditation is scientifically proven to:


*Overcome stress (University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003)
*Boost your creativity (ScienceDaily, 2010)
*Improve your s.ex life and increase your l.ibido (The Journal of S.exual Medicine, 2009)
*Cultivate healthy habits that lead to weight loss (Journal Emotion, 2007)
*Improve digestion and lower blood pressure (Harvard Medical School)
Decrease your risk of heart attack (The Stroke Journal, 2009)
*Help overcome anxiety, depression, anger and confusion (Psychosomatic Medicine)
*Decrease perception of pain and improve cognitive processing (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2010)
*Increase your focus and attention (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007)
*Increase the size of your most important organ – your brain! (Harvard University Gazette, 2006)
*Reduce risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease (American Heart Association, 2012)


In a day and age where medication is not cheap, and prescription drugs kill 100,000 people each year, it’s time we embrace a cheaper and more natural alternative form of healing into our medical community.


“There is a true biological effect,” said Denninger, director of research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospitals. “The kinds of things that happen when you meditate do have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain.”
Source: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/


Read more about the health benefits of meditation.


3) SESAME CURRY KALE CHIPS
Here is an easy to make, but much healthier than any processed chips recipe.


INGREDIENTS


4 handful Kale, washed and dried
- 2 tablespoon organic Olive oil
- 2 teaspoon of curry powder
- 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
Optional: 1 teaspoon garlic powder


DIRECTIONS


Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking tray with parchment paper. Chop Kale into large pieces. Tip: remove stems if you don’t like tougher, chewy bits. In a bowl, toss Kale with olive oil, curry powder, garlic powder and sesame seeds. Make sure your kale is evenly coated in oil.


Spread out in a single layer on baking tray. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until crisp. Salt and serve. ENJOY !
Source: globalhealingcenter.com


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PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!


Thank you for reading.


Livia
http://www.natural-health-and-healing.com
Brampton, Ontario, Canada


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