Integrative Health Blog

Color My World (With Goodness)

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Healthy Tips                                                        

When you look down at your dinner plate, does it stimulate your senses? Creamy textures, crunchy goodness, rich vibrant colors that look inviting on the plate - food that is pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds!

Eating well is more than “what’s for dinner”. It’s no surprise that that fruits, vegetables and dark leafy greens are at the top of the list for good nutrition. The more vibrant the color, the more antioxidants and phytonutrients that food contains which translates in to goodness for your cells!

Enjoy the Fall Harvest

Fall is a perfect time to make use of all the colorful vegetables and fruits that are in abundance. What’s in season now?  Acorn squash, beets, carrots, pie pumpkins, pomegranates, pears, kale, collard greens, butternut squash, swiss chard, spinach, celery, turnips and brussel sprouts, to name a few. Roast them, lightly steam or saute them for crunchy goodness or eat them raw in a salad for even more delicious crunch and goodness.

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Here's Your Salad Upgrade!

Posted by on Wed, Oct 05, 2011

Healthy Tips                       

I was at a meeting recently where I was asked to come up with a “health tip”. It was a lunch meeting and we were all busy talking and eating what we had brought in from home.

I looked down at the contents of my container and there was my no-brainer “tip” stuck to my lettuce leaves. Hemp seeds!  A mid-day salad can turn in to quite the power packed meal with hemp seeds. They are chock full of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and protein.

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What's on YOUR nightstand?

Posted by on Wed, Sep 28, 2011

Healthy Tips

Our bodies are made up of about 75-80% water, most of which is inside our cells. We  rely on the regular intake of water for all of our bodily functions. When the inside of our cells get dry our bodies don’t work as well as they could - it’s like we aren’t running on all cylinders.  By the time we get thirsty, we may already be dehydrated. 

Looking for something to eat, sweets perhaps? Have a glass of water, wait a bit and then decide if you are really hungry. Dehydration sometimes feels like hunger! 

A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. That applies to normal body functions. Exercise and illness demand that we increase that daily requirement accordingly.

Today's tip is this:

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A Change Would Do You Good

Posted by on Tue, Sep 20, 2011

Fall is in the air these days. Football has begun. School is back in session. Routines are starting to feel normal  again.

Which routines in your life could be healthier?

Do you walk the kids down to the bus stop, helping everyone to feel connected to the seasons and to the earth? Or do you drive to the bus?

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Holistic Nutrition: C'mon Now... Who You Foolin'?

Posted by on Wed, Aug 31, 2011

How often do you put off doing what you know is right for your body?

All the time? Some of the time?

There’s a chorus from a Paul Simon song that goes like this: “How long you think that you can run that body down? How many nights you think that you can do what you’ve been doin’? Whooo? Now who you foolin?”

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