Monday, December 29, 2008
The holiday is not over, but bouncing back will be easy - - just enjoy life and the holidays and we'll detox in the new year with the Gillian McKeith plan from You Are What You Eat and of course, DETOX FROM ALCOHOL!! If you're really eating like crap, just make it a goal to eat a raw salad or raw dark leafy greens with most meals. At the very least, go by some lettuce and sprouts with a simple vinagrette, apple cider vinegar or lemon dressing. Your bowels will thank you! And drink warm water with lemon slice every morning to get your gastric juices flowing and digestion running smooth. Throw in a miso soup (get the packets from Trader Joe's) if possible, great stuff for constipation... AND, if you're near a Whole Foods (or as some love to call it, Whole Paycheck) grab the Digestion Tea ($5). Ask the nutritionist there where the heck you can find it. I get so lost in that area.
I must also comment that I have received a plethora of Mother Health emails! Really, I cannot believe it and I look forward to answering every single one! Keep the questions coming I will research away this new year.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 07:49 PM CST
This time of year, every one’s immune system can benefit from a boost. The January issue of SHAPE magazine offered these five “5 minute immunity boosters”, which I am shamelessly passing on to you and hopefully remembering them within my daily routine. But honestly, I really think Numero Dos should be more than five minutes. Don’t you? You’ll see what I mean…
Numero Uno: Eat more mushrooms and broccoli. Shrooms help you kill pathogens while the green stuff, along with cabbage, kale and cauliflower assist your white blood cells in defending your body from free radical damage. Hi - yah!
Numero Dos: Sneak off for a quickie! Have more sex to increase your levels of the antibody immunoglobulin (IgA) which binds to viruses and sends out the 911 to white blood cells to kill the viral mother F’rs.
Numero Tres: Log on to social networking websites. Having lots of friends to turn to, and being able to purge all your stress onto, can help you stay healthy. Unless of course, your friends suck.
Numero Cuatro: Drink tea to boost the effectiveness of your white blood cells. A couple cups a day is good and five is even better. Hooray for polyphenols!
Numero Cinco: Eat more nuts. Gotta get your Vitamin E. Snack on almonds, peanuts, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and kiwi fruit.
Don’t you just love do-able lists? Easy peasy ways to stay healthy that you can enjoy doing, especially Numero… Uno! You know how much I love broccoli.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Enjoy the photos.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Ok...so Roasted/Toasted Almonds with Thyme.
I took two handfuls of almonds and threw them on a hot skillet. No oil. I toasted them over the pan for maybe 5 min., shaking the skillet frequently, moving the almonds around so they roast evenly. Roasting can damage some of the good fats and other nutrients in nuts, so the more raw, the more nutritional benefits. So toast them enough to bring out a bit of the flavor of the almonds. Just before you take it off the stove, add sea salt - just a few pinches and mix. Take the skillet off the fire and dribble extra virgin olive oil over the almonds - just enough to glaze over all the almonds. Pour over a paper towel and pat dry. Put in a serving bowl. Add more salt, as desired, and then sprinkle on thyme - just enough for a hint of flavor and mix. OMfreakingG! It's delicious and yummy, especially with some wine.
Next time I'll take a picture!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Check out this website on BLUE CORN!
I buy my blue corn pancake mix from WAR EAGLE MILLS.
Anyway, just READ THIS.
Not really. But tis the season to be jolly, merry and gloriously....full. I say this is the time of year we all get a little too friendly with the fattiest foods... and why shouldn't we? It's the best time of year! What health advice can I give you for this time of year - - MODERATION. Moderation is always choice, no matter the time of year.
So what is the food devil every holiday? - - DAIRY (amongst other things)! Keep the dairy intake to a minimum. Realize that everywhere you go there's eggnog, etc. YUM! So cut out the dairy from the other areas of your life - cheese with your wine, milk from your tea or coffee (switch to goat's milk products - yogurt, milk, etc.). Just an idea. And bloating and gas!? Well, that's just inevitable... so for some easy tricks of the gas trade, refer to one of my first blogs ever on FOOD COMBINATION!
Bottom line, enjoy the holidays to their fullest!