Lets do a simple break down of some popular diets.
Get up and get going, you got this!
Being Alkaline is not just about drinking water at a certain PH and then thinking it will solve your problems. Darnit, I know that is the trend lately. I find it so funny the trend also involves said Alkaline water in plastic jugs, even if they are BPA free.
Improvements will be made of course, just because the body is simply being hydrated. Improvements will also be made because most people are drinking tap water or close to it water out of plastic jugs that is acidic and at a low PH. This blog isn't just about water, it is about becoming and staying alkaline. Water is where I see a lot of people go and think it will solve the problem. Choosing to EAT alkaline will solve the problem. Dis-ease thrives in an acidic environment. Candida and parasites love when our body is acidic and giving them a place to grow.
It is like a broken record but start with leafy greens. Chlorophyll is alkaline. Taking in tons of leafy greens will cleanse the blood and allow us to become less acidic. We do want some acidness, but this will come in the form of nuts and seeds along with animal products if you choose to eat meat. We can shoot for an 80/20 balance.
It is also helpful to only pair one acidic thing with your alkaline meal. For instance, the average plate is meat (acidic) carb (acidic) and salad or veggie side (alkaline). The goal should be protein and tons of alkaline veggies, that is it. Fruits and good fats are still in the moderately alkaline state, so having an avocado with a meal is fine.
Remember to be mindful when you look at your plate, or even before you make your food. What does my body need? Is it serving to help fuel me or just to taste good. Ideally it is doing both for you.
You got This!
It is no coincidence that as the flowers bloom and the leaves are on the trees, our bodies begin to crave fresh foods, salads, juices and smoothies.
If you live in an area where the seasons are always changing you might notice how you eat differently with each season, or you should. Our bodies will adapt to our environment. Women see this when they realize that their cycle can sync with ladies they work with. We all will do this when it comes to our outdoor environment also. This is why I will not recommend someone living in a region that is not tropical to eat tropical fruits. Their taste buds will enjoy it but their body will find it to be somewhat foreign and the sugar spike might be greater for them.
It is in our best interest to look at each season change as a time of renewal or preparation. Just as animals prepare for winter, we will also. We eat heavier foods, like root veggies and stews, we wear layers with our clothing and our environment around us dies off in preparation for the renewal of Spring. Spring comes and new growth arises. We plant gardens and crave fresh. Allow yourself to recognize this time. Don't just allow the menu to change at your local fast food or sit down restaurant. Recognize the desire for iced tea over hot tea. This typically happens with the warmer temps and season change. You begin eating less meat and more greens. All are a good thing.
This practice is embraced with Ayurvedic medicine and is a great place to start when . My favorite Ayurvedic practitioner is John Douillard. He has a great article on the season we are getting ready to move in, Kapha. It contains a wonderful grocery list.
Spring is not only great because the weather becomes warmer and the Earth is filled with color again, but it is a great time for the body to cleanse and renew. Start with leafy greens and work on the rest. You got this!
Please enjoy this amazing post by my friend Colleen! ~Sarah
Becoming your Authentic Self
A while ago I came across a quotation on Facebook that really resonated with me:
“The planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.
It needs people who live well in their places.
It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.
And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.”
When I was growing up I was taught that the goal of life was to be “successful” and that meant to live the American dream with a nice car, a big house, and a lot of money. I was told if I could achieve all that I’d be happy.
As it turned out, somewhere along the way I realized that always striving for material gain was not making me or anyone else I knew truly happy. I realized that society had conditioned me to think in certain ways, with promises of fulfilment, but actually the path that I was taught to take was taking me farther from the road to happiness, and closer to a never-ending struggle of achievement and “almost” getting there, but never quite being able to relax and enjoy the present moment.
Through this journey I was given a gift. This gift has brought me farther away from the demands of society and closer to my true nature. I have learned to let go of expectations that were being placed on me to be someone that I wasn’t truly comfortable with, and with that letting go came a new sense of true fulfilment in simply “being” without expectation or needing to achieve something in order to be considered worthy.
This shift in awareness is what I call true healing. There are many definitions for healing and as many modalities as there are definitions. Through the years I have trained in a multitude of them, all with some positive results, but at the end of the day, how much truly changed on a deeper level?
When you can let go of some of the basic, core patterns of outmoded thought that run your life, and open up to a more expanded sense of yourself, the resulting transformation over time can be significant. One day you recognize that you’ve encountered a situation that you’ve encountered many times before, but this time you react differently. You are better able to step back, be neutral, and not feel pulled into the drama of it. Those are the moments when you can see how the subtle changes over time really make a significant impact. Letting go of our automatic patterns allows us to make more conscious choices that address our true selves and not just our idea of what we think we should be to satisfy the needs of others around us.
Receiving and integrating pure energy from the Source has been the basis for me of uncovering that deeper, truer Self that was always there, but covered by many years of misconceptions and conditioning.
Source energy is the energy of All That Is, and it has an intelligence that knows exactly where to go and what to do in the body. It helps us to release old ways of thinking and behaving that are holding us back and allows us to experience greater freedom and wholeness. When I work with people I become a vessel for this energy to come through.
During a session with Source energy I usually just ask the person I am working with to be relaxed and receptive. Distance is not relevant and some of my most powerful sessions have been through Skype or the phone. At the beginning we can set an intention or just chat a minute about what is most important to you, then once the session starts there is no speaking. During the session, many people experience sensations of warmth or tingling or they might see colors or images or maybe they don’t have any particular experience and they simply feel relaxed. Either way, the energy is working and will continue to work even after the session with me is complete. At the end of the formal session I will ask if you have any questions and I will share any insights I may have received while the energy was flowing.
The results of the work mainly have to do with the recipient and what they are ready to let go of and move into. The more ready for change you are, the more you will invite that into your life.
I feel blessed to be able to share this gift with others. If you’d like to learn more about this work, please visit www.ConnecToSource.com or send me an email at Colleen@ConnecToSource.com. If you would like to learn more about the person I received this activation from, please visit www.Abdy.info.
Its my hopes in this episode that you are patient with yourself as you get to your ideal weight and work on health more than skinny.
Taking care of your WHOLE body is a tough. Food, emotions, career, relationships, all play into who we are and how are body deals with dis-ease. This all becomes harder when we experience a loss/death. I hope with this rambling you can take away a couple things to help you during that unfortunate time.
What are probiotics and which ones do I enjoy taking.