These are the essential bits of information I wish someone had shared with me a long time ago! On this page, you will get overviews of a variety of topics and links to more detailed information.
1) Depression, anxiety and addictions are all linked to blood sugar imbalances
Click the link below to read about the signs your body gives when your blood sugar is out of wack. You are going to want to know this stuff, it can and will change your life.
2) Start slow with diet and lifestyle changes and have fun
Change that is positively motivated is sustainable. Push yourself too hard and you will end up backtracking later. Trust me. Been there, done it, bought the t-shirt!
3) Green Smoothies Rock and they don’t taste as bad as they look.
This can be your whole food multivitamin. It’s easy, it’s yummy and it’s a great way to start eating more whole natural foods. click here for instructions.
4) Concentrated Nutrition is a gift from Heaven
I can’t say enough about herbal concentrates. The speed up the healing process and help the body regenerate, They are easy to grab and run out the door with, they taste good and they actually deliver what they promise- pure living nutrition. That is surprisingly hard to get these days unless you grow food for yourself. Find out more here.
5) When fats get modified they become toxic, they damage your cells and they damage you. Eat good fats. It matters.
Check out this fun little video it will entertain you and educate you about fats. Check food labels for hydrogenated oils or modified oils/fats. Steer clear of those, and stay away from most fried foods. Eat nuts, seeds, avocados and healthy oils like olive oil and coconut oil.
6) Equip yourself
A decent blender, a crock pot and a water filtration system will help you, a lot. Try craigslist or Kijiji for appliances. Try Santevia water filters or buy spring water and a ceramic crock. You might even be able to find a spring near you for fresh water.
7) Plan meals cook ahead of time
It’s hard to figure out what you want when you are hungry? Right? And it’s no fun cooking when you are starving and tired. Cook ahead of time. Buddy up, cook with others. Freeze meals. You will thank yourself for it. You will save money and time during the week. Check our recipe page and links page for ideas. Get the Flipp app on your smartphone to find sales!
8) Get to know spices and natural flavours
As you start to clean up your diet you will want to avoid using most bottled sauces, salad dressings, and seasonings. Most of them have junk you won’t want like sugar, modified oils/fats, or chemicals of some kind. It’s better to make your own. Herbamare is a sea salt-based herbal seasoning that you can use on just about anything when you want a savoury flavour. Lemons and limes can be used on salads, to add zing to soups and grains.Just slice and squeeze. Olive oil and coconut oils are two of the best oils for your pantry. They both have great flavours. And as far as spices go, get to know them one at a time. Try them out on fried potatoes or in oatmeal. It’s amazing how a little bit of spice can make something simple like potatoes or oatmeal into a much more delicious recipe. 🙂
9) Soil Depletion has led to a lack of nutrients even in healthy, natural foods
Modern farming methods have led to soil depletion reduced levels of vitamins and minerals in our food supply. This is important to understand and is one of the reasons why I recommend herbal concentrates. We have to eat a lot more healthy foods to get the same kind of nutrition our grandparent’s generation did.
10) Foods with pesticides are dangerous and should be avoided
Hopefully, by now you have heard of the dirty dozen if not read up on it. Exposure to pesticide residue on a regular basis is bad news for your health and can disrupt your hormones and immune systems. They are poisons!
11) You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb
A healthy gut and digestion are the ticket to good health and vitality. Two of the most ancient forms of healing base their treatments on this principal- Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Taking care of your digestion means avoiding things that are hard on the stomach and eating foods that are enzyme rich and promote healthy gut flora.
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Are you hungry or are you thirsty? You need water and hydration far more than food. You can go weeks without dying by hunger but only a few days without water. So consider that as you go about your day. Most people need to be drinking a lot more water or hydrating beverages than they are. Pops, coffees, caffeinated teas, bottled juices, dairy, dessert drinks and energy drinks do not hydrate the body! Vitamin water and Gatorade are full of chemicals and isolated which are not properly absorbed by the body. If you want hydration stick with pure water or hydrating herbal beverages like those in our Hydration Pack. You will feel so much more energized, alert and happy when you start hydrating yourself properly with water and herbal drink. Get off the caffeine and sugar crashes caused by so many other popular beverages, you’ll be glad you did.