Monthly Archives: October 2010

Healthy Halloween

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It’s that spooky time of year when we see sugar levels rise along with tantrums and sugar crashes.

As parents we are frightened.

Worse is the nutritional impact that happens.

Good eating habits fly out the door like bats!

So what to do?

There are many options.

How about pumpkin based recipes?   Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pudding, or this lovely Brain Dip?

Trickster Treat

Treat your cute little Tricksters with bags of trail mix or nuts.

Pencils, erasers, little notebooks and my personal favorite BUBBLES!  All make nice sugar free alternatives.

Surviving Halloween Tips

1. Serve a well balanced meal before hand.  I personally focus the entire week of heavy protein and heavy fiber meals to counter the sugar.

2. Trade the sugar for healthy snacks.

3. Save the candy for using on presents and in candy bowls at major parties so it’s shared by a larger group.

4. Take it to work and share.  As adults we often miss the fun of Halloween and the candy and it’s really nice to find someone treated us.

And for us?  How about a nice frappacino with a boost of Immune Support Blend and Energy Blend.

Dieting and You

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There are numerous books written on dieting. Many we have written ourselves since of all who know how the body we own responds it is us. Like many I have tried many of these “experiments”. Few have worked. Of them all the most successful has been “You on a Diet”. 10,000 foot steps a day changes ones life, regular watering grows good health and eating foods that honor one’s heart has life long consequences. Regular care of one’s garden ensures a healthy harvest, regular care of ones body is much the same. As we all know from years of experience – “Diet’s don’t work.” GardeningProper care of our personal garden (our bodies) is a life time passion.  There are a few basic care principles we can implement into our daily lives –

Water – Like every garden our bodies need water.  Clear clean water.  No need for additives – proper hydration is the key.  What equates to proper hydration? Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids.  Water: How much should you drink every day? by the Mayo Clinic.

Food – Feeding our boodies healthy organic nutrient rich foods is critical to our total well being.  The food we eat feeds every cell from the top of our heads to the bottoms of our feet.  More on eating healthy “Nutrition and Healthy Eating” by Mayo Clinic.  Making conscious aware food choices to optimize the nutrients we give our bodies is an easy way to ensure a healthier tomorrow.

Exercise – The final basic in our gardening plan.  10,000 steps a day is all it takes.  The benefits of walking can be seen in as few as 90 days and are known to slow the aging process.  Drs. Oz and Roizen Speak Out: Top 10 Benefits of Walking  This list will get you moving! Is Your Job Making You Fat? Study Links Office Work With Obesity Walking has been shown to reduce stress and also lower your risk for cubicle obesity.

Three simple steps that will change your life in as little as 90 days.

  1. Proper Hydration

  2. Nutrient Rich Foods and Balanced Meals

  3. Exercise – One step at a time

Maintaining the garden that is your body is a life long process beginning is 3 simple steps.

Smoothie Essentials a quick easy way to boost your life.