Back in my 30s, I used to feel like I had to drag myself through the day and keep myself going on coffee just to stay awake. Now, despite being in my 50s, I can keep up, I have energy to spare and overall I feel healthier.
We believe the norm is to have more energy when we’re younger, but isn’t the case for my life. Though I’m older, I feel far younger today than I did 20 years ago. It’s not magic, just a few simple changes to my eating, thought patterns and lifestyle habits!
HERE IS HOW:
I used to … have a really hard time waking up and needed coffee to function. I would feel tired by midday and about to crash by 4pm if I did not have more caffeine.
Now, I wake up every day at the same time and am ready to go.
I no longer crash mid-afternoon — I don’t even have a dip in energy into the evening. I start my day at 7am and I go until 11pm. I’ve stopped drinking coffee, relying only on tea and water.
Pu-erh tea in the morning, green tea during the day and herbal tea in the afternoon and evening keep me energized and alert.
1. I used to … feel sluggish and sleepy after lunch, always longing for a nap.
Now, I take an actual lunch break and disconnect from work while I eat. Vegan lunches full of beans and vegetables provide all the energy I need. You can find a lot of recipes here on the blog.
2. I used to … feel down and un-motivated, foggy and un-focused.
Now, I’ve cut out sugar and wheat from my diet, and added good, complex carbs from vegetables and cooked whole-grains. I feel clear and can keep my attention for long stretches at a time without fading.
3. I used to … have joint pain and soreness in my knees, as well as a general feeling of fatigue in my entire body.
Now, I’ve lessened the inflammation in by body by no longer eating meat, instead focusing on an anti-inflammatory plant-based approach to eating. I don’t have joint pain and my body feels invigorated and light.
4. I used to … have thin, limp hair.
Now, avoiding dairy and wheat keeps my hair thick and full of body. Healthy fats from other vegan sources cause my hair to grow like crazy!
5. I used to … have a blotchy, red skin tone and combination skin.
Now, I use only perfume- and paraben-free skin care products. My skin is clear and even. And cutting dairy and wheat from my diet has left me with skin that is much softer now than it ever was before, even as I age.
6. I used to … always feel bloated, uncomfortable and out of shape even though I went to the gym.
Now, I don’t worry about my weight and my body feels lean and flexible. I do yoga every day, even if I only have time for a short practice (every little bit helps!). I walk my dog and get some fresh air everyday. Having changed my food choices, my body (and I) no longer has to struggle with weight.
7. I used to … feel anxious and stressed.
Now, I feel much more grounded and calm. I can still get anxious and stressed, but I know how to center myself and it’s no longer a chronic condition. I practice meditation and mindfulness, while also taking small breaks throughout the day to disconnect from work and to center myself. A few minutes at a time is enough.
My own journey to become healthier and more mindful was a response to several emotional traumas I went through. I set out to learn how to save myself and it became my goal to help others do so.
I HAVE 3 SIMPLE GUIDELINES:
1. Food needs to be tasty, beautiful, easy and fast to make, as well as nutritious and functional.
I’m not rigid with my food choices and I do take time off from my routine on weekends to celebrate and share food with friends. I call it “WWW”: wheat and wine weekends. Though I said earlier that I stopped eating wheat completely, I do indulge sometimes on the weekends. When I do, I choose organic, wholegrain sourdough bread and don’t have much of it.
2. I stay mindful of my emotional landscape so I don’t need to use food to cover up my feelings or fill other needs, such as my self-love.
I honor my emotions and stay in touch with them, respect my needs and acknowledge myself instead of using food when I get angry or lose my way.
3. I make sure to have daily habits that support my physical, emotional and spiritual needs so I feel as whole as I can in any given situation.
I don’t expect things to be perfect; all I can do is my best.
My relationship with food and myself is not a battle anymore. And it is not something I have to do. I do it because I want to!
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.
Then start detoxing your body with tasty, nourishing smoothies that are just as easy on your wallet as they are easy to make.
Because a single day of enjoying Liz’ smoothies demonstrated the radical power of her superfood-packed red smoothies to make me feel incredibly good.
Now prepare yourself for one of the biggest weight loss secrets there is. A secret that, when you use it properly, can transform your body and your health.
You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”
Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
Drugs Treat Symptoms, Not Disease
Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.
Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
Diabetics can normalize blood sugar, and be taken off all medication and insulin injections completely naturally.
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication
96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.
Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.
Blood sugar normalizes... neuropathy pain goes away...
Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine have perfected these techniques and helped tens of thousands of their patients end the need for medication and insulin injections 100% naturally.
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years.
Last year they helped over 17,542 type 2 diabetics end the need for prescription drugs, insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring.
This year they're on track to help over 30,000.
In just a few weeks, 96% of their patients are able to stop ALL diabetes medication and insulin injections.
No more neuropathy pain, pricking your finger, or the need for expensive medication.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
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