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)
- DAILY BREAKFAST:
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.
- FAVORITE EXERCISE:
Tai Chi – Yang Style with Qigong warm-ups
- DAILY I…….
Get out in nature. Whether it’s hiking or gardening or walking the dog, get out and move!
- ON TAP:
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.
- READING LIST:
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! http://avivaromm.com/blog
Vani Hari www.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 coop 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!