7 Steps to Returning to Health

imageThis my 12th week back at work since my brain injury in September 2013.  At the time of writing, I am now working 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.

What a journey it has been.

I feel pretty good.  Sure I am tired and have better days than others but for the most part, things are going quite well. I attribute this success mostly to my diet and lifestyle and of course a positive outlook.

In order to ensure that I eat the best foods possible and get outdoors for exercise on a regular basis, I need to be organized.  I still have children living at home and my husband works away during the week so I needed a system.  I want to share with you what I have do that has helped me through this healing process.Continue Reading

How to Detox The Easy Way

beautiful girl enjoying the summer sunThe calendar says that Spring is here.

Spring is a good time to do some detoxing to improve your health, boost your metabolism and help renew your energy.

“Why?” you ask.

Gently cleansing your body has the following benefits:

  • boost your metabolism
  • give your body a rest to allow it to repair itself
  • remove toxins and wastes from your body
  • improve your blood sugar levels

I know that there is a negative stigma attached to doing a cleanse or detoxing so I thought that I would make a few simple suggestions.Continue Reading

7 Types Of Food That Calm Your Body

camomile-tea-elena-elisseevaIt’s a New Year and life just keeps on moving.

After 16 months of being off from my day job, I am heading back in 2 weeks time.  I am feeling a bit stressed about it.  It will be like starting a new job.  Things have changed.  People, policies, procedures have changed.

Luckily my employer and my staff are happy to have me back and are doing all that they can to ensure that my return is as pleasant as possible.

Luckily I am now physically able to go back to my job.  My body has done well to heal.

To ensure my success, I am making a conscious effort to give my body the best food that I can.Continue Reading

12 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays, Cold & Flu-Free

winter-scene-background-3-739931I know that many of us have a lot to be thankful for as we prepare to celebrate the holidays with our friends and family.

During this special time together, we want to reflect the best of our health and well-being.  We can do this by enhancing our immune system to make it very difficult for viruses and bacteria to stay in our bodies.

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What Are Living Foods and Why Do I Want To Eat Them?

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What are living foods?

I have found that this is a common question.  If you are wondering about this, then you are not alone.
Living foods are raw foods.  Raw foods have not been cooked, boiled, stewed, microwaved, baked, flash-frozen or steamed.  These foods have not been heated above 118 F or 48 C.  They contain food enzymes.
High temperature cooking and processing food destroys the enzymes and nutrients that allow the food to be efficiently digested.  In order for our body to make use of cooked food it must produce enzymes to aid in the digestion process.
As we age, enzyme production diminishes and so we must rely on our diet to provide them.  Stress also destroys enzymes.  Stress damages cells that enzymes in part are required to reconstruct.  Stress also inhibits the body’s ability to produce enzymes.
Enzymes are super vital to achieving optimal health.  Enzymes provide us with energy and balance our metabolism.  Enzymes keep us looking and feeling young!  The foods that we want to focus on are fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouts and raw nuts and seeds.Continue Reading