Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reducing Holiday Stress

To relax and enjoy the holiday, try these strategies:

What other strategies have worked for you? Please comment for the benefit of others.

Holiday Exercise

It's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle that's beginning to accelerate, but you'll be doing yourself a favor by continuing to exercise. For energy, stress-relief, weight control, and peak performance, keep moving!

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Clean" and "Unclean" Foods

If you've ever wondered if there is a rhyme or reason to the Old Testament's recommended food choices, here are some thoughts to consider.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yo-Yo Diet Boomeranging on You?

Let us help you focus on "getting healthy" rather than just "losing weight."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Signature Pot Pie

Here's a hearty transition dish with aroma and flavor to keep in mind for after Thanksgiving.
A welcome use for leftover turkey! Also makes a flavorful vegetarian pot pie.

Friday, November 20, 2009

NUTrition! Pecan Harvest

Our native pecan tree may be 100 years old, we're not sure. We know it's at least 80 years old. It is nine feet around at the base and towers above other trees around it. It was struck by lightning at some point in the past and has an ugly gash high up in the trunk, but it still produces more than 200 pounds of pecans every other year. Picking them up off the ground is great exercise in the crisp, autumn air. I do get tired of bending over, so I usually just scoot along the ground picking up all that I can reach and then moving on. It's like manna from heaven! More nutritious food than we can use or give away is raining down. And the squirrels have a feast for sure. After cracking and picking, there's more than 50 pounds of nut meats. (No, I don't do the cracking myself. I take them to the produce company where they have machines for that.) But, after a while I sometimes feel like the biblical Israelites grumbling in the desert because they were tired of manna from heaven and wanted something else to eat. I guess it's human nature to go from "Oh! Thank you, thank you" to "Not again!" very quickly. That doesn't last long, though, when I remember my many blessings and I hope as I grow older that, like this tree, fruit of the Spirit can still be produced in me as long as I am willing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daunting Changes

You don't have to go "cold turkey"  with old habits when you decide to get healthy.  You can transition to a healthy lifestyle.  As you begin to eat more healthful food and less junk food, your cravings will change and making healthy choices will become easier.  Just as exercising somehow begins to give you more energy instead of less, nutritious food will begin to satisfy you instead of being a "turn off."  Take heart!  A healthy lifestyle can be satisfying and fun!  Instead of trying to change everything all at once, jump in and begin with small changes. Add more healthful, nutritious, food and reduce the amount of junk food.  You'll be amazed at how your body will thank you and begin to restore your health.  Let me know how this works for you.

We can help ease the transition to a healthy lifestyle.

What has been the hardest change for you?
What changes were easy?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Growing Sprouts for Fun and Health

Great for kids! Quick results.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

America's Most Wanted

How ironic that "America's Most Wanted for robbery of health and life"
are often the very things that America wants most!

Which of these things are on your "Most Wanted" list?
Which ones do you seem to want most, though?