More and more people are seeking alternative or "complimentary medicine "for themselves and their children. I am a big fan of the 'natural' approach. Multivitamins are great for supplementing a balanced nutritious diet, coupled with adequate sleep and exercise, as well as probiotics and fish oils are recommended by doctors for overall health.
Fish oils provide a powerful boost to our immune system and can help us fight off nasty colds and infections, as well as being good for depression heart disease, ADHD and Asthma. When buying fish oils make sure the product is mercury free by looking for the terms "pharmaceutical grade" or "distilled." This means the product does to contain metals, PCBs, dioxins, or other impurities.
Are healthy bacteria, such as my personal favourite acidophilus and lactobacillus, which is found in yoghurt. A good balance of healthy bacteria in the intestines can easily be altered by stress or an inadequate diet and the use of antibiotics. By taking healthy bacteria we can re-address that balance. Healthy bacteria can prevent or lessen severe gastrointestinal viruses (particularly those that cause diarrhoea) eczema, food allergies and asthma; there is even evidence that may help prevent tooth decay.
Are great for bringing up mucus. Use thyme liquorice, elm or peppermint. You can make these teas into ice pops for kids, so they can easily digest them. A few drops of Lavender and Sweet Orange on a pillow can help children or adults with Insomnia.
Most People, want to be healthy but they lack the motivation to put the necessary work in. Motivation comes from your mind and if you are not using decent fuel (making healthy food choices) you are fighting a loosing battle, my friend. Sometimes when I mention this obvious point some people look surprised.
Usain Bolt didn’t win 8 Olympic gold medals by sofa surfing and eating fried chicken. The man was on a brutal training regime for decades. He sacrificed his social life and bad eating habits to obtain his mastery in Olympic history.
The point I’m trying to make is…if you want something it requires effort. If you aren’t willing to make that effort, than welcome to the world of obesity and potential health problems. Many of us wish for longevity in life, but quality of life is very important. I doubt many people would be interested in a long life riddled with disease and pain. Don’t get drawn into the quick fix world that is often promoted in our media. Weight loss and optimum health is only created by changes in lifestyle and hard graft.
So man up and get your bullet proof vest on!
The hectic pace of modern life encourages many of us to feel stressed and over-worked. Stress and fatigue makes us unhappy and if we neglect ourselves we can suffer illness as a result. Meditation gives you more time, by making your mind calm and focused. A simple 5-10 minute breathing meditation can improve your health and psychological wellbeing and help you deal with stress and challenging situations more effectively.
Meditation can teach you how to connect with yourself and others. You can learn how to transform negative mind into a positive one. From disturbed to peaceful. Meditation can help you become happy and relaxed! Join us at our free event 29.04.2018 1pm-5pm, 32, George Street, St Helens, WA10 1BU.
The jackfruit is so juicy with a deep barbecued flavor and it pushes the spicy meter to the max… it was just perfect. Once it’s stuffed in a bun with some freshly sliced avocado and pickled red onions… Oh, those pickled onions! It’s over!
JACKFRUIT “PULLED PORK” SANDWICH WITH PICKLED RED ONION
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Pickled Red Onion
1 large red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
To make the “pulled pork,” preheat the oven to 350°F.
Heat the oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add paprika, cumin, and mustard and sauté until the spices are toasted, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 cup Sriracha, the water, and the brown sugar. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has the consistency of barbecue sauce, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Taste and add more Sriracha if desired.
Drain the jackfruit and rinse under cool running water to reduce the saltiness. Transfer to a large bowl and use two forks to pull the jackfruit into shreds. Add the Sriracha mixture and toss until the jackfruit is evenly coated. Transfer to a nonstick or parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the jackfruit firms up and the sauce dries slightly, adhering to the jackfruit. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To assemble the sandwiches, divide the “pulled pork” among the buns. Top with avocado slices and pickled onion. Serve immediately.
Substitute gluten-free hamburger buns, or wrap the “pulled pork” in gluten-free tortillas or large leaves of iceberg, Boston, or Bibb lettuce.
Vegans are frequently misunderstood as fringe eaters with an unnatural passion for animal rights. While many vegans do feel passionately about animals, its time for others to see that a vegan diet and lifestyle go way beyond animal rights. Following a healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host of health benefits as well as prevention of some of the major diseases striking people in North America. Read these blogs to find out about the health benefits or going vegan or just provide better information to your patients.
All of the following nutritional benefits come from a vegan diet full of foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and soy products.
Eating a healthy vegan diet has shown to prevent a number of diseases. Find out from the list below what you could potentially avoid just by switching to a healthy, balanced vegan way of eating.
In addition to good nutrition and disease prevention, eating vegan also provides many physical benefits. Find out how a vegan diet makes your body stronger, more attractive, and more energetic.
The typical American diet not only consists of too much food, it also relies on too much of unnecessary food products or toxins. The following list explains how a vegan diet can eliminate these problems.
In addition to the health benefits above, following a vegan lifestyle and diet also provides these benefits as well. From helping the environment to avoiding serious bacterial infections, learn other benefits to eating the vegan way below.
A vegan diet can be a much healthier way to eat. Find out how to combine the vegan diet with other ways of eating for an even more healthy way to go or discover ways to keep your vegan diet healthy but more convenient with the resources below.
Mizz Kassim, is a, Creative Artist, Psychotherapist, Grandmaster Reiki-Teacher & Holistic Practitioner who wishes to inspire & motivate other humans to become healthy & lead abundant lives.