Health and Wellness

Healthy Cells, Healthy Immune System, Healthy Body

Our immune system was designed specifically to heal our bodies and keep them healthy. So why are so many failing these days?

There are many factors that cause our immune systems to function poorly - diet, lack of exercise, too much stress and how we handle it, pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, toxins in our food supply, body care and cleaning products among many other factors. But taking our health seriously doesn't have to be burdensome and confusing.

I don't know anyone who wants to be sick or die of disease but sadly that's what is happening to so many people. Death is a sure thing, but disease doesn't have to be.

If you're interested in strengthening your immune system allowing it to do its job, which is to heal your body, then go to Amazing Molecules . Find out how healthy cells make for a healthy body and then contact me!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Time to get back in shape

For many of us, the holidays have become a time of over indulgence.  We tend to make allowances for foods, drinks and treats that we might not ordinarily make.  This means weight gain, which means clothes may fit tighter and you may feel tired and sluggish.

Getting back on track isn't easy, as we all know, but it's something we need to do if we want to be healthy.  We can't eat the way we do around the holidays all year long.  If we do, we will surely be unhealthy, maybe not sick right away, but eventually.

So what motivates someone to eat well and keep their body in shape???  Someone else who is looking to do the same thing!  It's simple.  Find someone who would like to get back on track and partner up with them because, first of all, just knowing you're accountable to someone else will encouragement you to stay focused.

Take these ideas and run with them:
  • Set up a chart that details your health plan for the week and follow it. Being prepared is half the battle and builds confidence.
  • Share ideas and recipes with your health partner and others.
  • Open up conversation about health with others.  It's so encouraging to talk to someone who speaks your language and it's a great motivator!
  • Write out a weekly menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks.
    • Be sure to drink at least 8-10 eight oz glasses of water each day.  Include lots of fresh sqeezed organic lemons.
    • If you use sugar try something called Organic Agave Nectar instead.  Agave Nectar is sweeter and more expensive than sugar so you will want to use less.  It is said that Agave Nectar has a low glycemic index so it shouldn't spike up your sugar levels.
  • Challenge your health partner and/or others
    • Buy a pedometer and see who takes the most steps in one day or in a week! 
    • Run your own Biggest Loser contest.
Make and take time now to get in shape, otherwise another year will go by before you know it!