A great way to progress your ability to cope with negative feelings, unwanted thoughts, panic, anxiety, and stressful situations is the practice of mindfulness.
Making mindfulness a daily practice can help turn down the noise in your mind by bringing you to the here and now (being present) instead of dwelling in the past or the future, leading to a happier, calmer, more relaxed you.
If you are like most people, mediation conjures up images of swamis, yogis, and monks and terms such as Ashram, Buddha, and Chakras.
You don’t have to get caught up in these...
How many times have you started a diet and lost weight only to gain it back again?
There are so many diets and opinions it can make your head spin.
One day they tell you it’s okay to eat fat then the next day you are told not to eat carbs.
Then the next one says you need to eat more protein.
To add insult to injury they tell you that you lack willpower.
It’s an ordeal trying to figure it all out.
You're not alone.
Over 68% of Americans are overweight or obese.
The good news is, being overweight does not have to be a life sentence of struggle and...
In July 2014 something changed my life.
About a year before then, I had to see a cardiologist because of an abnormal EKG.
The doctor informed me, my cholesterol was at 220 and he told me to either start eating right or I would have to go on a pill.
There was no way I was going to take medication so I told him I would start to eat better.
Even at 63 years old the doctors’ words didn’t motivate me.
I was Einstein’s definition of insanity...
“Doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.”
Every day we are deluged with misinformation about diet and health.
And the biggest reason is often due to financial conflicts of interest by...
Leading the way is the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
The USDA was formed as an advocacy organization for farmers BUT is also responsible for setting nutrition guidelines for Americans
Agricultural organizations have always influenced the development...
Losing weight is not always easy.
If you want to lose weight and get healthy, you’ll have to get rid of the habits that are the cause of most problems.
A good start is to reduce or better yet, eliminate processed foods from your diet.
Processed foods are mainly junk foods.
Contrary to popular belief, milk does not build strong bones.
Did you know consuming too much dairy can excrete calcium from...
Drugs are almost always the first line of defense against diseases.
As you will see there are alternative treatments that are much more effective than traditional regimens.
Take a look at these studies:
Diet and Diabetes
Twenty-five Type 1 and Twenty-five Type 2 diabetics were placed on a whole food, a plant-based diet high in both carbohydrates and fiber.
After just three weeks, Type 1 diabetics were able to lower their insulin requirements by 40% and their cholesterol by 30%.
Twenty-four out of twenty-five Type 2 diabetics were able to completely...
At the end of the day, all any of us want for ourselves or the people we love is health and a calm, peaceful mind.
Sometimes it seems elusive.
There is no shortage when it comes to the things that cause stress in our lives:
All these things can lead to feelings of unhappiness, depression, panic, anxiety that…
Can rob you of your ability to live the life you...
Exercise plus a healthy dietary pattern are the perfect combinations if you want to maintain your youthful ways.
It's no secret that being sedentary is one of the worse things you can do to yourself.
Without movement, you’ll be like a rusty, old iron gate.
The less you use it, the harder it is to move.
On the other hand, the more it’s moved, the easier it is to use.
The late fitness expert, Jack LaLanne who was still exercising for an hour and a half every day at 95 years old had a saying…
“Better to wear out than rust out.”