Healthier Living: Step Four

 


BASIC 10 BABY STEPS:

  1. First, and foremost, health is a gift from God we need to steward. Be in prayer for the health of your family and yourself daily.
  2. Attitude Adjustment: Quit your stinkin’ thinkin’! Remember The Little Engine That Could ??
  3. Replace pop {soda, anyone?} with 100% fruit juice diluted with a little water. Or better yet drink…100% water.
  4. Be aware of every bite and gulp of processed sugar. Watch the video and imagine your blood reacting this way.
  5. Get out! Walk with a friend. Raining? March in place while watching your favorite TV show for half an hour daily.
  6. Reduce your gluten intake. Limit breads, pasta, crackers, cakes and cookies.
  7. Everything in moderation. Use small plates and only one helping.
  8. Limit the amount of corn you eat. Doug Kaufmann, host of Know The Cause teaches that corn is contaminated with mycotoxins.
  9. Less fast food. More slow food.
  10. Educate yourself a little each day by reading articles or trying new recipes.

Read the Original Healthier Living/Step One post here.

Read Step Three post here.

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STEP FOUR

4.) Be aware of your sugar intake. Wonder what sugar does to your blood?
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Healthier Living: Step Three

 

 


BASIC 10 BABY STEPS:

  1. First, and foremost, health is a gift from God we need to steward. Be in prayer for the health of your family and yourself daily.
  2. Attitude Adjustment: Quit your stinkin’ thinkin’! Remember The Little Engine That Could ??
  3. Replace pop {soda, anyone?} with 100% fruit juice diluted with a little water. Or better yet drink…100% water.
  4. Be aware of every bite and gulp of processed sugar. Watch the video and imagine your blood reacting this way.
  5. Get out! Walk with a friend. Raining? March in place while watching your favorite TV show for half an hour daily.
  6. Reduce your gluten intake. Limit breads, pasta, crackers, cakes and cookies.
  7. Everything in moderation. Use small plates and only one helping.
  8. Limit the amount of corn you eat. Doug Kaufmann, host of Know The Cause teaches that corn is contaminated with mycotoxins.
  9. Less fast food. More slow food.
  10. Educate yourself a little each day by reading articles or trying new recipes.

Read the Original Healthier Living/Step One post here.

Read Step Two post here.

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STEP THREE

3.) Replace pop and those powdered drink packets. 

Do you drink pop {soda}? My doctor had told me if a person would cut out one can of pop a day, they would lose
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Healthier Living: Step Two

 


BASIC 10 BABY STEPS:

  1. First, and foremost, health is a gift from God we need to steward. Be in prayer for the health of your family and yourself daily.
  2. Attitude Adjustment: Quit your stinkin’ thinkin’! Remember The Little Engine That Could ??
  3. Replace pop {soda, anyone?} with 100% fruit juice diluted with a little water. Or better yet drink…100% water.
  4. Be aware of every bite and gulp of processed sugar. Watch the video and imagine your blood reacting this way.
  5. Get out! Walk with a friend. Raining? March in place while watching your favorite TV show for half an hour daily.
  6. Reduce your gluten intake. Limit breads, pasta, crackers, cakes and cookies.
  7. Everything in moderation. Use small plates and only one helping.
  8. Limit the amount of corn you eat. Doug Kaufmann, host of Know The Cause teaches that corn is contaminated with mycotoxins.
  9. Less fast food. More slow food.
  10. Educate yourself a little each day by reading articles or trying new recipes.

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Read the Original Healthier Living/Step One post here.

STEP TWO

2.) Give yourself an Attitude Adjustment.  There is immense power in thought. Toxic thought affects your body in a negative way.  Positive thought affects your body in a…that’s right, a positive way.

Let’s begin by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.
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10 Baby Steps Towards Healthier Living

Whether you want to begin living a healthy lifestyle or your doctor has said you need to make changes, these baby steps will give you a jumpstart. This list and future posts in this series are actually reminders to myself of what I’ve learned and to keep my self on track. Or in some cases to get back on track. So please don’t think I have this living healthy thing mastered. I just do the best that I can. Since it’s helped me to feel better and to lose unwanted weight, I figured you may like the info too.  I have provided more in depth information with plenty of links to articles and  videos to view as you have time. {Bookmark this page to reference later. Be sure to sign up for email reminders found in the sidebar or at the end of this post.}

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Disclaimer: I am not an expert. I have learned alot through the years doing my best to be a good steward of this body God has given me. I simply want to share what I’ve learned with you. Remember, these are just baby steps to lead you to the next step of healthy living. For instance in number 3, I suggest you dilute fruit juice. Some experts say to avoid it altogether due to it’s high sugar (albeit natural) content. My belief is that diluted fruit juice is a much better choice than a can of pop. Over time as you dilute, you add more water and less fruit juice. See? Baby steps.

Knowledge is power. Start slow. Take a deep breath. Now, let’s not waste anymore time, let’s get started.

 


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Simply Sautéed Chicken

 Healthy. Delicious. Meal. In. Thirty. Minutes. Simple.

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Four Simple Ingredients:

Homemade Liquid Handsoap

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this easy peasy recipe!!

My hair loves it too. I use henna on my hair and this gentle soap does not strip it.  When I first saw this recipe on Home and Family it actually was for shampoo! I tried it and liked it. I noticed when I used it my hands were soft. So…

I now use it in our liquid handsoap dispenser! Dr. Bronner’s alone in a dispenser tends to clog the pump. But this recipe doesn’t clog. Yay. However, it is much thinner than store-bought chemical laden liquid handsoaps. It shoots out the end of the pump. I tell my first-time users to cup their hands and “catch” it while pumping.

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Here is the simple recipe:

Equal parts: Aloe Vera Juice, Coconut Milk, and Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castille Soap.

I generally will use ½ cup each. I store any extra in the refrigerator.

Dr. Bronner’s comes in a variety of scents made with essential oils. We prefer the Almond. I enjoy the Lavender myself but it’s kind of strong scented.  You can also add a few drops of your own essential oils.

I purchase the Aloe Vera Juice and Dr. Bronner’s either from Amazon or a local health food store. And the Coconut Milk in the Amazon link below comes in a 6 pack.  That is too much for our empty nest. Unless you drink alot of it or have a large family, that would last you a long time. I purchase mine one box at a time at Walmart.

 

Simple Bath Soak

Tired? Achy? Restless? Tense?

This was me. Seems like I was sick all winter. Unable to get a restful night’s sleep. When my legs began to cramp, I began to think my magnesium levels were low. Instead of taking a magnesium supplement, I opted for a magnesium-rich bath soak. I drew a hot bath for the first time in years. Since we installed our shower in fact. While soaking, I could feel the tension melting away. {Next time, I am going to add candles and music!} Not only did I get a full night’s sleep that evening but the soak left my skin feeling unbelievably soft.

“According to the National Academy of Sciences, American’s magnesium deficiency helps to account for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.”
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/health-benefits-of-epsom-salt-baths.html#ixzz3U73jkWCa

When soaking in a hot tub for at least 20 minutes, your pores are opening up allowing your body to release toxins. And to absorb the magnesium sulfate. The simple bath soak is good for minimizing swelling and relieving stress. It is nourishing for your liver, skin, achy joints, and tired muscles. Epsom salts are good for bruises, splinter removal, sprains, bites, stings, and even sunburn. It has an alkalizing effect giving your immune system a boost, making it useful during times of colds and flu. You can use it to exfoliate your skin by using two tablespoons mixed with baby oil or coconut oil.

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Try this inexpensive simple bath soak three times a week and see how better you feel:

  • 2 cups pure Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
  • ½ cup pure Baking Soda
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • ¼ cup sea salt (optional)

 

  1. Draw water as hot as you can take into your bathtub while adding the above ingredients.
  2. Soak at least 20-30 minutes.
  3. Enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep.

[If you are pregnant or have health concerns, check with your doctor before using the Simple Bath Soak]

 

One Pound of Fat

 

Pathways to Health

The path to good health can be rocky at times with obstacles in the way.

Educating yourself is the key!

While sitting in on a diabetic education class with my father recently, I heard a few facts that I thought interesting.

I decided to write a short post of Fat Facts.

Here’s what I learned while educating myself:

  1. Each pound of fat lost is equal to relieving 4 pounds pressure of joint stress. (source)
  2. Every pound of fat gained adds miles of new blood vessels/capillaries. (source)
  3. One pound of fat is equal to 4 sticks of butter. (source- my friend, Danelle brought this to my attention)
  4. There is a big difference between GOOD fats and BAD fats.
  5. The liver will convert excess sugar into fat. (source)
  6. Each gram of fat supplies 9 calories. (source)
  7. Toxins from food, medications, and environment are insulated in stored fat to keep from damaging the body. (source)