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Living Life in Balance Blog

May 3, 2016

There is a lot of media attention toward drinking your milk - "Milk does the body good" it is where we get our required dose of calcium... what they don't share is that we are also ingesting pus, blood, hormones and chemicals all of which can cause indigestion and inflammation. Calcium is an important mineral for bone health, muscle health (in it's relationship to magnesium) and more and milk does have high concentrations of it - about 300 mg per 1 cup. There is also chatter on the internet around whether or not that is too much and whether or not we can even metabolize and benefit from the calcium in pasteurized milk. I am happy to share that there are other ways to get it - with better benefit and without the negative side effects. 

 

1 cup of baked beans = 127 mg

1/2 cup cooked white beans = 63 mg

1 cup of broccoli = 74 mg

2/3 cup of broccoli rabe (pronounced rob) = 100 mg (this is broccoli's more bitter cousin)

1 cup of cooked collard greens = 268 mg

1 cup of raw kale = 101 mg

1 cup o...

March 6, 2016

 We are all familiar with that "gut feeling" and the push from within that urges for action in one direction or another. Though more current science indicates that there is explanation and validity to this sensation, most speak of it as purely esotheric or at best, a psuedoscience. I question... How often do you honor those little urges or feelings? What happens, more often than not, when you don't listen and chose with logic alone? Those situations usually end less than optimally with self talk saying... "I KNEW it!"

Our bodies have an amazing ability to communicate without words. Here are some ways that you can tune in to and learn to trust your innate -  that inner guidance: 

"Your Intuition is a muscle, to develop it, you must listen" ~Phil Good 

Meditation: Meditation and other practices of mindfullness can help you to gain clarity in things, work through problems, heal old wounds or come up with ideas around what's next and how to get there. This is a key way to access our...

February 29, 2016

 "Every organ in the body is connected to the one under your hat"

~BJ Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic

 

It is not often that we think about, consciously, that our brain controls and coordinates ever cell, tissue, organ and gland in our body. Most people have never really given that ANY thought. Thankfully, it happens without our having to think about it...all day long, every day, in every circumstance. This amazing phenomena is powered by our innate intelligence. Innate is that inborn wisdom that starts working within us from the moment of conception. It is the energy that allows a sperm to fertilize an egg, coordinates it's replication in a systemized way that facilitates the formation, growth and development of a tiny little human and all with little to no assistance from the carrying mother. It is the energy that stimulates a chemical reaction to an emotional situation allowing you to experience a sensation that leads to a physiological response as your body integrates and adapts to...

February 16, 2016

The 5th and final step of this series is Diet. This is a topic that can (and will likely) have many more detailed posts in the future. Diet is such a broad topic that really deserves a great deal of attention and personal specificity as every body is different. Diet can also span food, beverages and supplements. It can be for health, for weight loss, for performance, function and more. Regardless of our level of consciousness around our diet – we are always on a diet… our diet is really just what and how we consume.

For this particular post, I will share a simple guideline toward a food guide that most all can follow with some level of success.

  • Eating fresh vegetables first with every meal is a crucial part of our health. Many restaurants serve the salad first, before the main course which is typically your proteins and starches. There is good reason behind this. Eating our fibrous carbs before proteins and starches provides the enzymes necessary to assist with efficient digestion. H...

February 8, 2016

So here we are on part 4 of our 5 part series. I hope that you have gotten value from the previous 3 and that this series has started a frame work of thought around the simplicity of shifting some simple habits to create a higher level of health for yourself and your loved ones. This next segment is one that we are all too familiar with.

Exercise:

Moving the body is a nutrient that is needed for proper health and wellness. Like food, without movement, our bodies would deteriorate and breakdown. There are also many forms of exercise to choose from. You don’t have to be Jack Lalanne pumping it out at the gym 7 days per week to reap the rewards. Increasing the heart rate for 30 minutes per day is the minimum recommendation for health maintenance. That doesn’t account for health improvement. In our technology heavy culture, exercise and movements has fallen to the way side. Can you do house work, dance, walk, lift weights, do yoga or CrossFit in some combination every day? What would it take...

February 5, 2016

At this point, most everyone has heard that eating vegetables is a good idea, especially leafy green veggies that are dark and deep in color. Chlorophyll is the green pigment that gives these vegetables their color and is a major part of the chemistry around plant life. Specifically, with photosynthesis. For many, getting in a regular amount of leafy greens or dark, rich colored vegetables is a challenge in our quick fix, grab and go, no time to prepare, culture. Often, I will hear about how kids and husbands just don’t want to eat their veggies… That is why we are sharing some of the benefits of chlorophyll in food or as a supplement.

Helps with Cleansing and Detoxification:

Sasha recently shared about this in our Year to Get Clear – Living a Detoxified Lifestyle class. She spoke about the importance of having an oxygen rich, alkaline inner terrain. Environmental toxins and pollutants such as heavy metals and small particulates can be very damaging to our health. Chlorophyll binds...

February 2, 2016

 

Looking into part 3 of this series... the "M" can be looked at from a few different perspectives. 

 

Mental Attitude:

This is an area that is often overlooked in the health conversation, however, our mind has a huge impact on our health. Our body doesn’t know the difference between a negative body thought and physical trauma. From a neurological perspective – they run on the same pathway. Instead of thinking you are having a bad hair day, you might as well smack yourself and go on with your day. Do you remember the commercial that had a stick figure man walking under the cloud and they said… “depression hurts”? Well, truly – it does, or at the very least, it can. There are neurotransmitters released with negative thoughts that create a response in the body leading to hypersensitivity to touch, joint achiness and more. Just as a negative thought can have a negative body response, a positive thought can create a positive body response. The brain doesn't recognize the difference between som...

January 25, 2016

 

We started this series last week with Alignment. Most of the feed back that I have gotten so far was in regard to the alignment in core values. Being objective about assessing our own priorities can be a challenge. If this is something you would like support with, contact or ask us - Either Jamie or myself can walk you through some differents ways to get clear on what that is for you. If you haven't read last weeks A.R.M.E.D. for health - part 1, I invite you to check it out!

 

This week, we will be looking at something a little more familiar yet also often times hard to accomplish in our hectic lifestyles.  

 

Rest and Relaxation:

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? Information out there about what is ideal is often contradictory. I read in a magazine a few years back that woman have reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer sleeping 5 – 6 hours per night. In this same study, they stated men require 7 – 8 for proper body repair and increased immune function. In sp...

January 20, 2016

I have been a long time self-proclaimed meat-a-tarian. I have noticed, the past 4 months or so, my preferences have shifted some and I have had a craving for more vegetable based meals. Butter Chicken is one of my favorite meals. I love Thai and Indian food and I enjoy cooking but with my busy schedule, I don't get to it as often as I would like. With a lighter afternoon, I felt inspired and came up with this recipe that seems worth sharing: 

 

I used tofu, but honestly...in making this again, I would use potatoes instead (I don't really enjoy the texture of tofu, nor the idea that soy is most often GMO) My last time buying tofu was in grad school when I was "vegetarian". I put that in quotes because as I learned more about nutrition along my journey to health, I realized that I was a grain-a-tarian which was not at all healthy (basically ate starchy carbs to overcome my hunger). Being allergic to grain, which I didn't know back then, I ended up super sick, immune shut down and...

January 19, 2016

 

Around the office, we often talk about being ARMED for health… what does that mean, exactly?

 

Health is an individual journey. There is no cookie cutter method for overall health that applies to all, all of the time. It is, however, a journey – never a destination to be reached. It is a work in progress until we leave the earthly plain. Getting ARMED is the acronym we use to help guide the process of claiming your health – whether gaining what’s been lost or improving upon a solid foundation.

 

I would like to explore this a little deeper with you all over the next 5 weeks. 

 

Alignment:

When we speak about alignment, first and foremost, we are referring to the structural and postural alignment of your spine. Your spine houses and protects your nervous system, which is the Master Controller and communicator of the body. Everything that we experience on a daily basis is filtered through this system. If there is a misalignment of the spine, many different things can happen; tension in the mus...

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