Showing posts from March, 2012

Taking Care of Your Temples and MOVE

Welcome to our Guest Blogger Abby Lewis: Abby has a degree in Health and Wellness and her massage therapy license. She is the author of Blossoming out of the Valley and producer 0f A Breath~in Stillness and has her own business “Healing Naturally

One of the ways we take care of our temples is through “moving” our bodies. The importance of regularly exercising our bodies is widely-known. Many of us even know that for optimal health, we should exercise for at least thirty minutes three times per week or more. But if we know the importance of exercise, then why don’t many of us do it? It seems that there are two extremes when it comes to exercise. First, there are those who narrowly view exercise as a means to achieving an “ideal” physical body. Though there may be some thought to the health benefits involved, the overall motivation is superficial. In many cases, the amount of time and energy put into achieving bodily perfection is taken to an unhealthy extreme. On the other extreme are th…

Snacks That Are Less Than 100 Calories...AND They Taste Godd

As we prepare for getting in shape for the summer on of the main opportunities to reduce our calories and increase the nutritive value of the food we eat is to take a look at the snack foods we love.I too have been guilty of the chips, milk shakes and the dreaded candy bar cravings.But, when I think about what I will look like after a couple of weeks on a diet of snacks that have no real fuel for my body – I recommit to find creative ways to address my need to snack and at the same time stay healthy.Here are some of my favorites that are suggested by the American Diabetes Association. 14 Almonds - If you ever get those feelings of munchies you can always have ALMONDS. Eating 14 almonds consists of just under 100 calories. It is an excellent source of fiber and protein. Six Whole Grain Pretzel- Sticks – a great way to cure the snack craving and keep it under 100 calories. Blueberry Smoothie- Try blending 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries an…

What's for Dinner Dear?

“What’s for dinner, Dear?” That’s the frustrating, proverbial question many of us hear nightly. Coming up with a weekly menu or even figuring out what to eat the night before can be daunting. But if we consider the alternatives, it’s more than worth it.

Spoiled by modern conveniences, the excuse often used is, “I’m too tired to cook.”  After a long day at work or taking care of the kids, convenience food can be very alluring, an easy alternative to slaving over a hot stove.  It’s just easier to pop something into the microwave or the oven; however, most frozen foods contain a long list of ingredients that most can’t pronounce including preservatives, flavor enhancers or exicitotoxins like MSG, nitrates, phosphates and transfats. In addition, microwaves are a “toxic threat…and affects your heart,” says Dr. Joseph Mercola. The microwave actually radiates and “zaps the nutrients right out of your food” (Mercola, Joseph. "The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking." N…