Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Got a Regular Bedtime?

Research shows that having a daily regular bedtime can be as important to your health as stopping smoking or cutting back on saturated fat.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yet Another Use For My Favorite Herb! Lavender

Control pests naturally by planting a pest-repellent herb garden. Plants such as lemon basil, rosemary, wormwood, catnip, marigolds, lavender, mint, thyme and sage are good pest-repellents.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Is Getting Healthier a Family Activity for You and Yours?

Make getting healthy a family activity. Do something active as a family daily, such as biking, swimming, rollerblading, playing Frisbee, tag or ball.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sleep, My Pretty!

Make sleep a priority. During sleep is when important biochemicals are replicated, hormones are released, and the body is rejuvenated and refreshed.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Don't Eat From Packages!

If you purchase food that comes in a package, read the ingredient list. Typically foods with fewer ingredients will be less processed and more nutritious.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Got a Rainbow?

For optimal health, avoid bland colorless food, such as white flour, white salt, saturated and Trans fat and processed food. Instead eat a rainbow of colors from whole plant based foods.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Overeating? Here's a Technique That Will Help!

If you find yourself overeating at certain times of the day, find something that will keep you busy and away from food. Go for a walk, take up origami or knitting, start a hobby that is not conducive to eating or call a friend.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Yummy Natural Mouth Wash!

Create a natural mouth rinse, by combining pure water with an extract such as peppermint, anise or cinnamon.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Resist the Frigidity of Old Age!

"To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love." Charles Victor de Bonstettin

Friday, October 12, 2012

Natural Nail Oil Strengthens Nails!

Create a natural nail oil to strengthen weak nails. Combine 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil, 1 capsule evening primrose oil, 1 tsp. avocado or wheat germ oil and 2 drops essential oil of neroli or sandalwood. Massage oil into the nails.

Just Throw Them Out!

Remove toxic chemicals in your home by safely discarding products with labels that use words such as danger, caution, flammable or combustible.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kickboxing? Great Cardio Workout!

Kickboxing classes teach you safe techniques for punching and kicking to channel aggression as well as provide a good cardiovascular workout and improve coordination and balance.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Don't Look Back!

Replaying stressful situations in your mind may lead to poor health. Learn to let go of the past.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jicama Salad


Jicama salad: Combine 1 small peeled, thinly sliced jicama, 1 small red bell pepper diced, 2 sliced scallions, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro and then whisk together dressing ingredients of 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. each fresh lime and orange juice, 1 tsp. honey, ½ tsp. orange zest, ¼ tsp. lime zest, ¼ tsp. chili powder and ⅛ tsp. pepper, pour over salad and mix well.

Fountain of Youth?

"There is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this resource, you will have defeated age." Sophia Loren

Jicama? Great Source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C

Jicama is a very low calorie root vegetable. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, rich in vitamin C and a good source of minerals like magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How Can You Improve Your Mood?

Improve your mood and get some vitamin D by spending 10 to 20 minutes in the sun daily.