Welcome Welcome Welcome, Wellness Warriors! Spring is definitely here and now is a good time to do some spring cleaning with your diet and lifestyle. I'm here today to show and tell a bit about my secrets to health and wellness. If any of this inspires you or if you have questions, please leave a comment at the end and we can keep this conversation going.
MY FAVORITE DAILY SUPPLEMENTS:
Krill oil, vitamin D (I live on the Oregon Coast!) and a probiotic.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY:
Morning cup of Dandelion Root Tea, it’s a great liver cleanse (we all need this)
Scrambled eggs with zucchini, onions and spinach. Sliced 1/2 avocado & quinoa. I’ve also been known to have a hearty soup for breakfast on occasion.
5 THINGS THAT ARE ALWAYS IN MY MEDICINE CABINET:
Organic honey, arnica/st. john’s wort oil, lavender essential oil, colloidal silver and epsom salts.
Tai Chi – Yang Style with Qigong warm-ups
Get out in nature. Whether it’s hiking or gardening or walking the dog, get out and move!
Filtered water! I have the Berkey filter and homemade Kombucha (my husband makes the BEST)
BEST FAST FOOD OPTION:
Kale Chips, Nuts (raw cashews are my fave), avocado, cherry tomatoes, jicama and daikon radish (those things are seriously tasty!) – no cooking and full of nutrients.
BEST HEALTHY RESTAURANT TIP:
ALWAYS ask for salad dressing on the side, then only use 1/2 and dress it yourself. Avoid ordering fried foods or items that have sauces, they are usually packed with bad fats, gluten and dairy.
SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK I COOK...
A big stir fry with a rainbow of colorful veggies in it.
MOST IMPORTANT HEALTH ADVICE...
Diets NEVER work, Lifestyle changes DO! We are all different – find an “eating style” that is right for you.
My latest read was “Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World” by Rita Golden Gelman. It was adventurous and made me realize food, relationships and having a sense of community are universal. We should connect to our communities more and share good food in the process.
GO-TO HEALTH RESOURCES:
Dr Aviva Romm. She ROCKS! https://avivaromm.com/
Vani Hari https://foodbabe.com/ know what’s in your food!!
Dr. Mercola and Dr. David Katz check them both out online
CRAZY HEALTH IDEA THAT ACTUALLY WORKS:
Chew your food! It creates mindfulness and helps break down food for digestion.
MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY:
Eat local and eat seasonal. Join a food co-op and support community sustainable agriculture.
SIMPLEST WAY TO IMPROVE HEALTH:
FAVORITE HEALTH GETAWAY:
Any hot springs! I love a good soak in nature.
MY CURRENT MANTRA:
Laughter is the best medicine
MY HEALTH PASSION:
Bicycling and Tai Chi (Can I have two?)
HEALTH TREND TO AVOID:
Dieting. The word DIET has the word DIE in it. I’ve never known anyone who we successful in the long run on any DIET.
MY GO-TO MEAL:
Stirfry. A good dish should never take more than 20 minutes to prepare.
KALE, Asparagus, mushrooms, onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, chicken or tofu toasted sesame oil, tamari sauce
Chop veggies bite size
Heat toasted sesame oil in wok
Cook 10 min. stirring occasionally
Add tamari sauce at end and serve. YUM!
I hope these tidbits have inspired you to incorporate one or two into your daily routine. Let me know how it goes and together we can "Ride the Wave" to Wellness.