Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Ritual

This is a great holiday ritual that I got from a fellow health counselor, love it!

At dinner tonight, pass around an orange or clementine.
Have each person peel off a portion of the rind and
share one thing they’d like to “peel away” from their life.
Then have each person eat a section of the orange while
sharing one new wish or intention for the winter. Put the orange rinds (along with some cloves or cinnamon sticks)
in a pot of simmering water on the stove.
Your house will smell deliciously yummy all night.

What a fabulous idea! Beautiful to do either at a Christmas or New Year's dinner.

I'd like to peel away any self-doubt and resentment from my past. And I'll set the intention to wake up by 6 AM every day so that I can accomplish everything I want and need! Wish me luck!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eating Guidelines

I'm on Day 13 of my 21 Day Holiday Detox and boy do I feel fantastic!

At the beginning of any new program, I always give my clients and participants some great guidelines for mealtime. They're not strict rules, but merely things to be mindful of. Check out the origins of these tips in America:

In 1898, Horace Fletcher, at 40, considered himself an old man. He was 50 pounds overweight, contracted flu every six months and constantly complained of indigestion and a tired feeling. After a deep study, he made some important discoveries and prescribed the rules for a so-called diet fad of the early 1900s, "Fletcherism," which are as follows:

1. Chew your food to a pulp or milky liquid until it practically swallows itself. (He suggested 23 times!)
2. Never eat until hungry.
3. Enjoy every bite or morsel, savouring the flavour until it is swallowed.
4. Do not eat when tired, angry, worried, and at mealtime refuse to think or talk about unpleasant subjects.

Horace Fletcher followed these rules for five months. As a result he lost more than 60 pounds and felt better than he had for 20 years. He became known as "The Great Masticator" (Masticate=chew). Unfortunately, when he died, a new fad came about: counting calories. Argh!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flaxseed oil could reduce the risk of osteoporosis

Hey ya'll. New research that further proves how amazing flaxseed oil is for our bodies. It helps fight depression, balances the good/bad fats and cholesterols, and helps with the joints. This new study looks into flaxseed oil and osteoporosis!

Flaxseed oil could reduce the risk of osteoporosis