WHOLE HEALTH

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

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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

A HEALTHY DIET CAN WARD OFF ALZHEIMER

Wed 12/3/14:
FOOD… Affects everything about our body. The body is a beautiful machine.
We have to feed it properly, move it properly, rest it properly, water it properly… The human body needs daily love and maintenance. What we put into our body matters! If you choose to feed it mainly hydrogenated fats, to much sodium, to much sugar, soda, cigarettes, artificial chemicals, drugs… You will dearly pay a price!
Your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer’s risk. Diets high in carbohydrates, and diets low in healthful fats, lead to Alzheimer’s disease
Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89 percent increased risk for dementia. Meanwhile, high-fat diets are associated with a 44 percent reduced risk
Alzheimer’s is directly related to chronically elevated blood sugar levels
Women given cholesterol-lowering statin medication have a 44 percent increased risk for becoming a type 2 diabetic.
We have all been blessed at birth with a wonderful machine…our body. Treat it with love and care. Feed it well, exercise it. Move it. Let the mind learn and explore. Let it play. It’s the only body you will ever have. As it ages things will change…but things do not have to change for the worst…
Eat well…be well.
Have a great day!

The ALZHEIMER info came from an article Dr Mercola wrote.

STRESS AND HEART ATTACK

Tue Aug 5,2014:
STRESS…Life is to short to be stressed out all the time. Stress causes a lot of bad things to happen in the body. In my younger day I did not handle stress very well. I have always been wired a little on the tighter side. As I have aged, as I have grown in my more sober days, and as I have just gained a little wisdom…I really do manage stress better. Every now and then when something really uncomfortable happens and stresses me out I see and feel the difference in my body.
Mental Attitude: Two Explanations for the Link Between Stress & Heart Attack.
Scientists may have a better understanding of why ongoing stress raises an individual’s risk of having a heart attack. They believe stress triggers the body to make extra disease-fighting white blood cells, and this can cause inflammation in the arteries of people with a condition called atherosclerosis, where the artery walls are thickened by a buildup of plaque. Other studies suggest that stress causes blood to clot differently. Both factors can lead to reduced blood flow to the heart.
Nature Medicine, June 2014
To manage stress I pretty much just manage my days by doing what I’m supposed to do. I watch my diet, get my exercise, do my Foundation. Training, do my job at the office, share my healthy lifestyle ways with anyone I can, and laugh with my friends. Enjoy life, enjoy the people in your life. Get out side and move, breathe deeply. Be grateful for where we are and what we have…life really is to short and we really have nothing to be stressed about.
Life the life people!!!

HOW BOUT A RECEPE TODAY!

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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Directions

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.

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FRUITS, VEGGIES, & EXERCISE… ITS REALLY THAT SIMPLE

Monday July 28, 2014:
Let’s take this week and the month of August to clean up our diets. It’s hot…to hot to eat heavy meals and to hot to cook. Fruits and veggies are in abundance this time of year. Steam and grill them…. Drink plenty of water. August is a long hot month…let’s use this time to shed a few, trim the waistline and get ready for those football games, tailgating, then the heavier eating holidays.
A great solution, that doesn’t require drastic change, is to take 3 bits of advice from the caveman—advice that will promote weight loss, decrease your risk of disease and will get you looking and feeling great.

1. Make Plants and Animals the Focus of Your Diet: This will quickly lead to weight loss and increased energy. Don’t be so hard on yourself that everything you put in your mouth has to be caveman approved – but make it the majority of your diet.

2. Cut Out Processed Food: The simplest way to promote weight loss and to encourage good health is to eliminate processed foods from your diet. When you replace processed foods with fresh produce your results will be immediate. Not only will you feel healthier, you will have more energy than you’ll know what to do with!

3. Exercise: Since you will need an outlet for all that extra energy, acquire a new hobby—one that gets you moving. Have you ever met a lazy caveman? Of course not. (And this is not just because you were born a few centuries too late!) Cavemen were forced to be active in order to survive. Hunt dinner. Build a fire. Move a fallen tree. Create shelter. You get the idea If you want a lean, muscular body then exercise must become a part of your daily life. Foundation Training daily will stretch and strengthen your muscles and decompression breathing will energize your whole being!

Move those bodies… Fill up on fresh fruit and veggies. Add a green drink to you snack list. Information is available everywhere if you really want to change.
Have a great Monday!

LET’S LIVE LIKE THE CAVEMEN…

Sunday July 27,2014

Here we go last week of July and into August we go!!! Where has the year gone?  It’s time to really get serious with our eating habits.  Fall and Winter are around the corner.  Football games and parties are around the corner too.  Don’t forget those heavy eating holidays… UGH!  Get a grip right now.  Read the newsletter, get motivated, and get all the junk out of your fridge and pantry.  Clean up the diet…

How would you like to be naturally lean, muscular and energetic? To effortlessly maintain a low body fat, rippling muscles and picturesque health?
Mark Sisson, an athlete, coach, and student on a lifelong quest for exceptional health, happiness, and peak performance (his words), penned the book, “The Primal Blueprint” to show you how to do just that.

At 55, he weighs 165 pounds with 8 percent body fat, eats as much food as he pleases, and rarely gets sick. He also says he’s healthier, fitter, happier and more productive than ever.

So what is Mark’s secret?

In his words, “Modeling your 21st-century life after our primal hunter-gather ancestors will help you greatly reduce or eliminate almost all of the disease risk factors that you may falsely blame on genes you inherited from your parents

Weight loss does not have to involve the suffering, sacrifice, and deprivation we’ve been conditioned to accept but instead is a matter of eating the right foods (plants and animals), avoiding the wrong foods (processed carbs—including grains—and trans and partially hydrogenated fats), and exercising strategically, for far fewer hours than you might assume, to reach your desired fitness goals.”

Here are The Ten Primal Blueprint Laws:

Law #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals
The bulk of the caveman diet is animal protein (organic, free-range, or wild sources of meat, fowl, and fish), a plethora of colorful veggies and fruits, and healthy fats (nuts, seeds, their derivative butters, certain oils, and avocados).

Law #2: Avoid Poisonous Things
For the caveman this meant staying away from poisonous plants. For you this means staying away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods. It also means cutting out grains.

Law #3: Move Frequently at a Slow Pace
The caveman spent several hours each day moving around at a low-level aerobic pace. This helped develop strong bones, joints, and connective tissue.

Law #4: Lift Heavy Things
Frequent bursts of intense physical effort were a daily part of the caveman’s life. Biochemical signals would be triggered that prompted improvements and adaptations in muscle tone, size and power.

Law #5: Sprint Once in a While
For the caveman a fast sprint meant the difference between being eaten and staying alive. Little did he know that those sprints were helping to increase his energy levels, improve athletic performance and minimize the effects of aging by promoting the release of testosterone and human growth hormone.

Law #6: Get Adequate Sleep
The rising and setting of the sun dictated the length of the caveman’s day. For us things are a bit trickier. Adequate sleep helps the immune system work optimally, and promotes the release of hormones that enhance brain and endocrine function.

Law #7: Play Without a TV or computer to entertain himself, the caveman would engage in hours of leisurely outdoor play. Relaxed play releases endorphins and provides a balance for mental stress.

Law #8: Get Adequate Sunlight
It’s impossible to obtain adequate vitamin D from diet alone. Getting regular sun exposure allows for proper vitamin D production, critical for healthy cell function.

Law #9: Avoid Stupid Mistakes
Observation and self-preservation were key factors in the survival of a caveman. Today’s world is full of distractions that leave us oblivious and careless. Take, for example, texting while driving.

Law #10: Use Your Brain
The human brain separates us from the animals. Intellectual stimulation is an important part of healthy brain function.

Apply some of these laws to your daily life in order to eat healthier and have more energy.

THIS PICTURE SAYS IT ALL

Thur July 24,2014:
As the saying goes… A picture is worth a thousand words. Post this picture on your refrigerator or somewhere in the kitchen to remind yourself…ITS ALL ABOUT THE FOOD!

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How simple is this?
If you need to loose some weight keep it simple…fix your plate according to the picture. For those of you already nice and trim…fix your plate the same to stay nice a lean.
Lot of fruits and veggies onto the plate. This is where our vitamins and minerals come from. Fruits and veggies will help you loose weight and help boost the immune system. Our bodies need this!
Stay away from carbonated drinks, cold cuts, chips, fried food, fast food, anything processed. If any of this is a regular part of your diet…you are on the way to weight issues, and health issues. Processed foods are just plain BAD for you…
Exercise! This has to be done…. Move that body! The more you move it the better you will feel. If you’ll eat a better diet you will have more energy to exercise.
Let’s start today… You can change! Keep the picture with you and just do it!
Good Luck and as always message me with any questions. If I don’t know the answer I can find the answer through my professional network.
Have a great day!