WELLNESS is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by the quality of life and a sense of well-being. WELLNESS is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.
- Process means that improvement is always possible
- Aware means that we are continuously seeking more information about how we can improve
- Choices means that we consider a variety of options and select those in our best interest.
- Success is determined by each individual to be their collection of life accomplishments.
I am a Holistic Practitioner who also supports and promotes Ayurvedic practices with diet and herbal remedies..integrating all modalities on an individual basis. Everyone is unique and has different body chemistry so I adjust a plan designed for your body style, chemistry and lifestyle that will be easy & safe. We may not all be physically fit or free from disease; we can, however, strive for increased wellness by working with what we’ve been dealt.
Through my experience, knowledge and expertise, I will design a plan that focuses on the balance of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of your personal well-being. I use a combination of different modalities, alternative and integrative methods. I apply a variety of nutritional programs that will help you create awareness and healthy eating habits.
I will help you with healthy diet goals through moderation and balance, healthy cooking and smart shopping, changing the way you eat for life. These tools, when combined with a fitness and exercise regime, will give you a customized program chosen for your individual history and lifestyle.
Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanscrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words āyus, meaning ‘life’ and veda, meaning ‘science’. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine within the western world. Several of its methods-such as herbs, massage, and Yoga,
7 STEPS TO WELLNESS THAT WILL EXTEND YOUR LIFE
Here are some aspects regarding pH you may find useful…
The body’s pH is measured on a scale of 0 – 14. Midrange at 7 is where the pH is balanced. Anything below 7 is acidic and a state where your body does not function as designed. Above 7 is called Alkaline.
Alkaline is the state in which your body thrives.
- FLUSH Fat Fast resulting in easy weight loss
- GAIN Muscle Mass
- WATCH your skin glow
- ENJOY maximum energy all day, everyday
- Dr. Young’s Books—-
Here’s how to rid your body of that over-acidic state:
Alkalizing Secret #1 — Drink Pure Alkaline Water – lots of it! Pure water meaning water that is filtered. At a minimum, you should be drinking 7 ounces of water for every 10 lbs of your body weight. Pure water meaning water that is filtered – the finest choice is an alkaline ionization unit. Alkaline water means water with a pH over 7.5. Alkaline water adds oxygen, antioxidants and helps to neutralize acids. https://www.aquatruwater.com/?aid=15189 AquaTrue Water Filter
Also Avoid or minimize: coffee, black tea and sodas. – These drinks are highly acidic and do not count towards your daily water intake. Alkalizing Secret #2 —Alkalizing drink. Mix 1 tsp. organic baking soda (not arm & hammer) in 1/4 c. filtered water, squeeze 1/2 lemon. Drink twice daily. Once taken, wait 15 before consuming any other food. Will stabilize the PH and calms nerves.
Alkalizing Secret #3 — Eat Green Salads – forget the cheese and croutons! Always have a green salad on hand. Some greens that have the highest water content are: cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, and onions. A great dressing would be cold pressed extra virgin olive oil with some lemon juice and Braggs Amino Acids. Keep this in a bowl in your fridge (tip: add cucumbers and tomatoes right before eating). Great to eat a HUGE salad with every meal! Eat Celery…. This is one of the most alkaline foods you can eat. It quickly neutralizes acids. Eat it before, after or during a meal. Celery is so high in water content that is also works as an excellent thirst quencher. Celery is excellent for digestion. Braggs can be used in salad dressings, sauces, and soups and is so good for you.
Alkalizing Secret #4 – Switch from cow’s milk, to almond, cashew, coconut or rice milk. Cows milk has shown to produce an abundance of mucous in the human body. There are also few adults who can metabolize the protein in cow’s milk properly. This protein, casein, is what a cow’s metabolism needs for proper health, not for a human beings health.
Also note that most dairy cows are injected with hormones such as the Bovine Growth Hormone to increase their milk production. Many of these hormones have potentially horrific side effects that can be passed on when consumed. Almond, cashew & rice milk are excellent alternatives to dairy. They are well worth trying out. Soy milk and products are usually GMO. Only drink organic non-gmo soy. Hormonal problems in women who drink a lot of GMO soy milk.
Alkalizing Secret #5 – Avoid artificial sweeteners! This includes: NutraSweet, Sucralose, Aspartame, Saccharin….and Splenda Not only are these acidic they also have other highly detrimental effects on the nervous system and neurological disease. Saccharin even tells you right on the package that it may cause cancer. Splenda can cause IBS over time.
There are other natural sugar substitutes that have had no reported side effects:
Stevia, (some taste better than others)Xylitol, tastes more like sugar,
organic agave, pure maple syrup and organic honey.
Alkalizing Secret #6 – Eliminate consumption of red meat, pork, lamb…substitute chicken, turkey or fresh fish in small quantities. Red meats, pork and lamb are highly acidic a very low water content, not to mention being hard on the digestive system. If you must have meat, moderation or opt for chicken or turkey. Fresh wild fish is another excellent route to take. Watch the Documentary called COWSPIRACY. You will be shocked at what we are doing to our health & the environment of the planet.
Alkalizing Secret #7 – Reduce stress daily by adding yoga, walking, tai chi, meditation, proper breathing., massage and energy healings. An additional factor that adds to acidosis (acidic bodies) is stress. When the body moves into stress mode the digestive system shuts down and toxins cease to be eliminated. Thus the more toxins you keep in your system, the more the body will store them away (acids) in fat cells! Anything we can do to calm the mind/body will have a huge impact on alkalizing the body and overall well-being.
Alkalizing Secret #8 – Drink a top quality super green supplement. Organic super greens are known to be some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They infuse the body with easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, amino acids chlorophyll, enzymes, phytonutients and alkaline salts that help neutralize acids in the blood and tissues. Come in capsules or powder.
Alkalizing Secret #9 – Minimize/Avoid…. processed and refined foods. That means anything made with white flour and white sugar or food coloring. Our bodies were not designed to digest these chemicals and so it must do one of three things:
1. Eliminate them (if you are not hydrating properly this is very hard to do) or
2. Neutralize them by pulling alkaline buffers where it can – like from your bones leaching calcium, or from your blood, leaching iron. Or:
3. Park them away (in fat cells). Bottom line here – stay away from processed food as much as possible. DO NOT EAT genetically modified foods. It is important to research GMO’s and get informed. (below are a few recent articles)
In Summary: If you will start out by going down the list of tips and add one secret each day, there’s a tremendous possibility that you will be amazed with what you experience. Simply increasing the amount and type of water you drink can and often will be a HUGE shift in how you feel. Let me tell you – it only gets better! And remember…the name of the game is progress not perfection. Be gentle with yourself – for many people, these secrets represent a huge life change. I urge you to educate yourself on pH balance with the acid/alkaline dance.
Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs
March 25, 2015, New York Times
The issues surrounding G.M.O.s – genetically modified organisms – became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, probably causes cancer in humans. Two insecticides, malathion and diazinon, were also classified as “probable” carcinogens by the agency, a respected arm of the World Health Organization. Roundup, made by Monsanto for both home and commercial use, is crucial in the production of genetically engineered corn and soybean crops, so it was notable that the verdict on its dangers came nearly simultaneously with an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that new breeds of genetically engineered potato and apple are safe to eat. Few people are surprised that an herbicide in widespread use is probably toxic at high doses or with prolonged exposure, circumstances that may be common among farmers and farmworkers. Nor is it surprising that it took so long – Roundup has been used since the 1970s – to discover its likely carcinogenic properties. There is a sad history of us acting as guinea pigs for the novel chemicals that industry develops. To date, G.M.O.s and other forms of biotech have done nothing but enrich their manufacturers and promote a system of agriculture that’s neither sustainable nor for the most part beneficial. We don’t need better, smarter chemicals along with crops that can tolerate them; we need fewer chemicals. There’s no reason to put the general population, and particularly the farming population, at risk for the sake of industry profits.
Note: Monsanto’s Roundup and the GMO crops that support its use are well-known by scientists to be a threat to public health. For more, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on GMO risks and how these are covered up.
GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA
March 20, 2015, Huffington Post
Note: Read more about how GMO technology has backfired, producing new “superweeds” and “superbugs” that threaten crop production. For more, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on GMO risks and how these are covered up.
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