PLANT FOOD ~ Cucumber

by kathryn629 on March 11, 2017

Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like cucumber decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.

New Year New You!

by kathryn629 on January 12, 2017

Flat Belly Detox Water Recipe
Ingredients:

24 ounces ice cold water
Slices of fresh cucumber
Fresh mint leaves
½ sliced lemon
¼ sliced orange

Why is so beneficial?

Mint improves digestion and reduces stomach cramps
Cucumbers are known by their anti-inflammatory properties and protect against water retention
Orange juice reduces cholesterol level and boosts the immune system
Lemons are rich in citric acid which cleans the digestive system
Note: You may replace the regular drinking water with this detox water to stay hydrated. Replace the fruits after 2-3 refills for better effect.
TIP: I personally use essential oils for the lemon & ginger in this recipe. For more information see Essential Oils

Could your Butter be Better?

by kathryn629 on November 15, 2016

Non-GMO butter is a great source of nutrients. It’s high in a compound call CLA that protects you from tumor growth and cancer, is not inflammatory like man-made oils from corn, canola or soy, and provides a nice dose of Omega 3 fatty acids, if you get it from the right source. But finding the right source can be tricky given all the buzz words and fancy marketing these days. Choosing the wrong type of butter can secretly ruin your health without you even knowing it!

WHAT ABOUT CERTIFIED ORGANIC BUTTER?

All butter is fabulous, and organic butter at least comes from cows raised without growth hormones or antibiotics. You also know their feed is GMO-free and pesticide-free. YAY.

Yet, organic dairy standards in the U.S. only require cows have “year round access to the outdoors except under specific conditions (inclement weather),” not necessarily that their outdoor lots be full of lush, green grasses and happy meadows and pastures.

So, while some organic dairies may raise their cows out on pasture for the vast majority of the year, others simply may not. Therefore, organic certification is completely irrelevant to determining if the butter is from grass-fed cows.

Look for GRASS-FED butter in your grocery store or better yet shop your local farmer’s market for local, grass-fed butter! BUY LOCAL! YUMMY!


HUGGING!

by kathryn629 on October 3, 2016

Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing. Hugs educate us how love flows both ways. Hugging relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension in the body. Hugs can take away pain; they soothe aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.

Plant based diet works!

by kathryn629 on July 13, 2016