Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

Wheat Belly

Dr. William Davis, author of the NY Times Bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, explains why the wheat of today is not the wheat of yesterday and why it has become so destructive to health. It ain’t wheat!

In 2003, when Amber first eliminated wheat from her diet, she experienced a dramatic shift in her overall well-being.  It may not be the answer for everyone, but it’s surely part of the puzzle for many!

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Minding Your Mitochondria

At TEDx Iowa City, Dr. Terry Wahls speaks of her own experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how she overcame this “incurable” disease.

We are reminded of the words of Hippocrates in 400BC, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Those words are just as true now as they were then . . . . perhaps even moreso.

 

Holiday Foods

Marie Browning, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Life Coach, recently sent out these helpful tips for making healthy food choices during the holiday season.  We like her suggestions so much that we’re passing them on to you word for word:

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. . . the holiday grazing has begun!  The average person will gain 3-6 pounds over the next three weeks, and most will keep the weight permanently.  Having some effective strategies for holiday eating can make it easier to avoid this and can help you feel better in the process.  Below are some tips I hope will be useful for you.

Shopping and errands

Always have a meal plan for the day. Decide ahead of time if and where to stop for lunch. Natural food grocery store cafes are great places to try new foods while enjoying salad, soup, and hot food bars. Sitting down for a real meal gives everyone a break and encourages wiser food choices.

Keep an insulated bag in the car pre-packed with crackers, nuts, nut butter packets, and water. My bag also holds small paring knife, a cloth napkin (to protect clothing), and a spoon & fork.  By grabbing cheese, fruit, or yogurt as I go out the door, I avoid getting too hungry between meals.  I take along my favorite tea in an insulated mug, too, which saves money and avoids temptation.  You know how it goes, you stop for coffee, buy a mocha latte, and the muffins smell good, and you’re tired, and … before you know it, you’ve spent $15, and a day’s allotment of calories! An hour later, you’re crashing and cranky. Or, the kids are fussy and you pull into the nearest junkfood-land joint.  Planning ahead eliminates these scenarios altogether.

Park as far away from store entrances as possible to slip extra steps into the day, and take the stairs whenever you can.  All those 1 minute jaunts can really add up.

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Workshops Offered to Enhance Health

Julia Thie of Acupuncture Associates is offering classes this spring. They should be great!

A Nutrition and Lifestyle Workshop focusing on insulin resistance is scheduled Sunday, February 22nd from 2:00-4:30pm at Re-Max offices on Eastman Road in Kingsport. This is helpful information for everyone! Pre-registration cost is $15, or $20 at the door.

A Qi Gong for Spring Workshop is scheduled Sunday, March 22nd from 2:30-5:00pm at the Appalachian Fairground in Gray indoor/outdoor. Cost is $25. Registration ends March 14th. This is the first in a series focusing on exercises for each season.

More information is available at www.juliathie.com or by calling 423.239.7044.