The best way to be healthy and avoid sickness, medication and high medical cost is to be RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH!

Eat plants, beans and nuts.  Cut out processed, salty and sugary foods.  Move your body…a lot!  Get massage and chiropractic adjustments at least once a month.  Our bodies need body work.  Our bodies are machines and need care and maintenance.  Just sayin!   Yes, you will have to budget for the work…the cost of maintenance is nothing compared to doctor bills and prescriptions. 

Below is an article I will share from my chiropractor…FOXWORTH CHIROPRACTIC.  Take a read…FOXWORTH CHIROPRACTIC believes and practices “whole health”!  

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Rice and Beans

Regular Chiropractic Care and a Healthy Lifestyle
The importance of making healthy lifestyle choices is becoming increasingly well known. Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet, and sufficient rest are key components of a healthy lifestyle, regardless of a person’s age. But in order to get the most out of the good things you’re doing on your own behalf, your nerve system must be functioning at full capacity.

Nerve signals, messages between your brain and the rest of your body, need to be transmitted accurately and on time. “Service interruptions” result when spinal misalignments and nerve irritation are present. Your musculoskeletal system and digestive system are prevented from working efficiently. Such problems may lead to pain, symptoms, and even disease. Regular chiropractic care corrects spinal misalignments and helps reduce and resolve nerve irritation. As a result, regular chiropractic care helps maximize the benefit of all healthy lifestyle choices, enabling everyone to achieve greater levels of health and well being.

Rice and beans is a well-liked combination of foods that is not only delicious, but also good for you. Other well-known examples of food combinations, such as corn and lima beans (succotash), tomatoes and avocados, and even orange juice and oatmeal, provide benefits beyond those gained by eating these sound nutritional choices individually.1

For example, the combination of rice and beans provides complete dietary protein (containing all the essential amino acids we need to build all the other proteins in our bodies). Similarly, the succotash combination of lima beans and corn contains high concentrations of essential amino acids. When you combine avocados and tomatoes, the fat from the avocado helps your body more efficiently use heart-healthy and cancer-fighting antioxidants such as lycoprene contained in the tomato. A heart-healthy breakfast consisting of real oatmeal, such as oatmeal made from rolled oats or steel cut oats, and real orange juice (not from concentrate) provides a potent combination of phenols that are associated with reduced atherosclerosis and cancer. 2,3

These combinations are specific examples of the more general principle of food combining by which you combine proteins and complex carbohydrates at every meal. When you combine these complementary sources of nutrition on a regular basis, you retrain your body’s metabolism. By consuming a “slow-burning” energy source, you’re providing high-quality fuel for the next three to four hours. Several very good things occur as a result. Energy utilization is optimized, that is, your body gets more benefit out of every calorie it’s burning. Additionally, insulin levels are stabilized throughout the day. Over time, food combining helps a person become a leaner machine and helps reduce the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. These benefits are especially important for people who have been told they are hypoglycemic or pre-diabetic. Of course, you should always check with your doctor to make sure a food combining strategy is right for you.

When you add a program of regular, vigorous exercise to your food combining lifestyle choice, you obtain even more profound benefits. The vigorous exercise you’re doing raises your body’s basal metabolic rate. Your body begins to burn calories even when you’re asleep. Owing to the increase in lean muscle mass you’re gaining from exercising over time, you’re burning more calories throughout the day. You find yourself craving more nutritious foods, that is, those that will provide higher-quality nutrition, such as the nutrition contained in such combinations as rice and beans and oatmeal and orange juice. Thus, your positive lifestyle choices contain their own positive feedback system. The better choices you make, the healthier you become, and the healthier you want to be. The long-term results are enhanced health and well being for you, your family, and your friends.

1Liu RH: Health-promoting components of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Adv Nutr 4(3):384S-392S, 2013
2Hu D, et al: Fruits and vegetables consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Stroke 45(6):1613-1619, 2014
3Thomburg KL, Challis JR: How to build a healthy heart from scratch. Adv Exp Med Biol 814:205-216, 2014


Thanksgiving Day 2014:
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I do not want to ruin the best food eating day of the year…so, you may want to read this article tomorrow.
If you are one of the ones saying as soon as the holidays are over I’m going on a diet…read the article. I got my info on this article from Dr Mercola.
I do not like to use the word diet myself because I like people to eat all varieties of food. The key is to eat fresh! If it came out of the ground eat it! If it comes out of a can or has already been cooked by a company then sold frozen I can guarantee you it’s full of “crap” so that it will not spoil. In today’s world food is so expensive. Going to the grocery store is expensive. Yes, the can beans food is cheaper than the fresh beans…but the can beans have chemicals to prevent them from spoiling. These chemicals are not good for us over the long haul.
What Happens When You Eat Processed Foods?
Processing modifies or removes important components of food, like fiber, water, and nutrients, changing the way they are digested and assimilated in your body. Unlike whole foods, which contain a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fiber, and water to help you feel satisfied, processed foods stimulate dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, making you feel good even though the food lacks nutrients and fiber. This artificial dopamine stimulation can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction.

Mood swings, memory problems and even depression are often the result of a heavily processed-food diet. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression, and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain! Many scientists believe that your gut is your second brain and they work in tandem, each influencing the other. Your intestinal health can have a profound influence on your mental health, and vice versa – and why eating processed foods that can harm your gut flora can have a profoundly negative impact on your mood, psychological health and behavior.
Read the labels…nitrates,BHA, artificial color, artificial flavor, aluminums, prophyls… All this stuff is not good. I did not say you can never have a can of beans! I am saying a diet that is based on processed foods is not good for you and can be a cause of weight gain and health issues..
This is just food for thought! If you want to loose some weight and feel better…a change in your diet is a great place to start! Make the necessary adjustment.


Mon 8/5/14:
Tomato Basil Salmon

Original recipe makes 2 salmon filletsChange Servings
2 (6 ounce) boneless salmon fillets
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the salmon fillets onto the foil, sprinkle with basil, top with tomato slices, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is opaque in the center, and the Parmesan cheese is lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.