...for example, they affect our metabolism, how our body can turn food into energy, our cholesterol, heart, bones and muscles.
Me, I am at that age and stage in life where desire to assist my body to heal properly NATURALLY, through appropriate dietary choices, supplements, lifestyle changes and with the expertise of Health Experts in the field of Naturopathy, Nutrition and the like. I've gone to my regular MD and am following her suggestions for supplements, food and exercise, however I want the information and direction from the Natural Health Field. I don't want to be missing anything or for that matter, misinformed by something I might read. I want to see my thyroid imbalance reversed and my symptoms to disappear and be restored to proper balance.
Thankfully, I found a very soon upcoming FREE Online Thyroid Health Event, beginning in just 2 days, on May 4/14. Yes, honest, it's FREE.
There are interviews with a dozen leading health experts including Functional Medicine Doctors, Nutritionists and real food Chefs. PLUS, each speaker will be giving away a FREEspecial bonus when their interview is aired.
To save your seat for this event, just enter your email HERE and be sure to share it with those you care for and friends you know who also have been diagnosed with thyroid issues or simply for prevention. Think about it: doesn't the thought of having renewed energy, saying bye bye to brain fog and lack of memory, hot flashes and what we all probably want so badly and have struggled to do so: to lose unwanted pounds.....okay, so we're on the same page. So REGISTER NOW!
To coincide with Healthy Heart Month & Valentines Day, I'd like to present to you some delicious, heart-healthy teas for Valentines Gifts. Research suggests that the antioxidants in green tea may protect the heart and help lower one's risk risk of heart disease.
If it hasn't occurred to you yet that you may need a sugar detox, it usually will right after the holidays. So why not order this FREE Kindle E-Book NOW so you can be one step ahead when you are ready to do it?
But if you would like an actual kindle device, click on the next link Kindle Devices.
Do you have a suspicion that you might even be a Sugar Addict? Here are my recommended books for identifying if you are one; how to kick the habit and become healthier.
Painful and distressing health problems can develop due to improper posture when sitting on the toilet. I know; not a popular subject is it? But it's true.
We all are familiar with the health issue that arise due to poor standing, sitting or walking posture but we don't contribute poor potty posture to the several painful and uncomfortable intestinal/abdominal conditions that too large a percentage of our population experience.
Click on the banners below to learn how bathroom posture DOES affect your health and how 'Squatty Potty' can get you on the road to a healthier colon and a happier you!
It certainly was not my intention to take the summer off from blogging and keeping this blog updated, however since joining DOGVACAY in May, Dog Boarding took off for me and I've had dogs boarding in my home almost 7 days a week for several months!
Now that is a great thing; the only exception being that it consumed my time to the extent my thinking cap for writing just wasn't on well! And I've really really missed being here. So please accept my apologies.
And YES, I am still offering Lifestyle Wellness Coaching via email and phone calls and video chats and am available locally to teach Nordic Pole Walking & sell poles.
Before I begin a new HEALTH blog post, just let me share with you the great fun & joy I've had hosting dog vacations for a great number of canines! [although the research states that having dogs can improve your overall health!]
For me, DogVacay really DOES rock because pet parents gain peace of heart and mind when they board their dogs in real homes with people that love and want them there! Like me! It's a joy to provide such a service. Not only are the dogs great but so are the owners.
And 9 wonderful pet parents have written me 9 amazing reviews.
Fact is, there are DogVacay Hosts all over the country, so you can go to their site, browse for Hosts in the area you are at or will be, read their listing and contact them prior to even making a reservation with them. AND, you can save $10 off your 1st reservation by using my special coupon code:PAWZITIVEFX
Here's one of the funniest moments this summer:
and we know that laughter is also good for our health!
This is Troy the Border Collie who was so OCD about the ball, that he brought it to me in the bathroom!
Anyway, to cut this short, I'm back to blogging again [but will be away Oct 9-22 when I go to Canada to visit my family over thanksgiving]
Lastly, DogVacay has also opened up for me the opportunity to promote my Pet Photography as well, and that surely makes my heart glad as well.
I want to whet your appetite to have an active and healthy summer ~ the first step is to get outdoors, breathe deeply and start moving your limbs, whether by walking, cycling, hiking, playing with the Grandkids, gardening etc. Just begin.
While it always feels like summer here in Central Florida, it's always a special treat to me when I get to go to Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, just 7 miles from our home. It's where we see the most spectacular sunsets and wildlife.
I hope my photos of our cycling/recreating last evening, (blog post below) the 1st day of summer will be an incentive for you do begin exploring all that there is to see and enjoy in your own geographical locations.
The 2013 National Bike Challenge is a health and wellness initiative organized and presented by the League of American Bicyclists. to encourage people to bike for recreation and transportation. The challenge runs from May 1 to Sept. 30 and is free and open to anyone living in the USA.
Join the challenge and whether your ride is for fitness, fun or transportation, log in your miles at National Bike Challenge.org. The only miles that don't count are those done indoors.
If you belong to a local bike club, you can form your own Team and participate in the challenge that way. To join the challenge, register HERE as an individual. You will then have the option of creating or joining a team . Don't know of a local bike club, search here. Businesses and companies can also join and form their own teams.
There are prizes to be won for accumulating points. Points are accumulated each day you ride at least 1 mile.
This is exciting for me personally because I've traded in using our vehicle for my work to bicycling instead. In 10 weeks, by riding on average 50 miles per week, this has aided me in losing 14 lbs! Since I earn income by cycling (I provide in-home pet care/dog walks), I look at it as being paid to bike and that's exciting motivation!!
When I am at home alone and will be spending most of my day there, I've established the habit of setting out small portions of colorful and tasty (to me) foods in the morning, that I wish to snack on during the day, so that I don't have to take time throughout the day to prepare food or go too long without eating and then want to binge on something (not that there's anything unhealthy in my home to binge on!).
For me, it's been a terrific way to eat mostly raw, eat portion size, to eat loads of antioxidants, to enjoy a wide variety of foods throughout the day that I might not consume if I were preparing meals separately. By nature i am a grazer and I prefer to eat sufficiently for the activities I am participating in.
For example today, I have 4 dogs in house that I am pet sitting and I have to go out of the house 3 times today to make a dog sitting visit just up the road a bit from me. I will use my bicycle to go on that visit. Since my energy expenditure will not be much, yet I need some fuel in my muscles to bike, I'll eat nutritiously, yet sparingly, like below.
If I feel my blood sugar getting low, I know how to fuel properly. If I feel my concentration and focus waning, I know how to get my essential fats (nuts, seeds).
Foods on Left Tray: Blueberries, walnuts, tomato, home-grown mung bean and lentil sprouts, spinach.
Foods on Right Tray: Red cabbage, celery, yellow bell pepper, watermelon, ruby red grapefruit, cucumber, snow peas.
I will also drink lots of reverse osmosis water and green tea.
I've actually lost 14 lbs of weight in 8 weeks by eating like this, exchanging bicycle riding for car use in my work = 40 - 100 miles per week cycling, and eliminating all refined sugars from my diet. And it feels great!
states that 'natural environments still engage' the brain, however in an effortless manner. She goes on further to say that green spaces provide a 'restorative effect' on the brain.
It is always more beneficial to engage your entire body in an aerobic activity such as walking than to be sedentary, however simply gazing at green spaces out a window during a short break can still have refreshing benefits to a tired brain.