So many people need hope today. Often I hear of folks who are ready to toss in the towel on the economy, jobs or life. This has prompted me to write a series of articles called Hope Happens. The series is going to be similar to my book Secondhand Hope which is available from Amazon.Com. It’s not a plug for the book and some stories may overlap. What i want this series to be is a source of inspiration and a reprieve from the daily grind.
I had lots of time to think about how we use food as I attended two conferences last month. One was a four day event called “food as medicine” and the other was an one day workshop called “Steps to Mindful Eating.” The first was very technical and provided a chance to learn new things and validate my understanding of the changing nutritional landscape. The second gave me some new techniques to use and was a great reminder that eating is a sacred activity when we do it with awareness.
Lemongrass. In Thailand, lemongrass is used in many different Thai foods. It’s particularly common in soups (especially the Thai favorite Tom Kha Gai), where the pungent smell quickly becomes familiar. My Thai friends tell me it’s good for colds and fever, for arthritis and it removes toxins from your liver, bladder and kidneys. In Thailand, it’s also available as lemongrass juice, which is drunk with sugar. It’s also widely used in soaps as it cleans the skin very well, and as an insect repellent – especially useful in a country that has so many mosquitoes.
November 18: Lightfest 8K run/walk, 7 p.m. The growing options for quick products for nutrisystem vegetarian. Sponsored by Wayne County, and held in Hines Park-Merriman Hollow area, Merriman Road and Hines Drive, Westland. $20 pre-race for adults and $25 day of. $12 for high school and younger students. Long sleeve t-shirt! Post-race food! Glorious light display! Fun nighttime running experience!
We need more than just will power or motivation to make the diet and lifestyle changes that keep us well. Although as individuals, we are each inspired by different things, here are a few thoughts that could help shift the way you see it.
Take your medication without paying attention to your meal plan for one week. Measure your blood glucose levels regularly and record the results in your diary. Then, for one week, follow your prescribed meal plan and medication schedule, and record your blood glucose measurement at the same times as you did the week before. Then compare your diary records of blood glucose measurements for each of the two weeks. You’ll see just how important your meal plan is when you look at your blood glucose records. When you do this, you may never need any other thing to motivate you to stay with your meal plan again!!
The great thing about taking a “flavor-forward” approach to food is that you will be adding zest, interest and variety into your diet. What a great side-effect as you start dropping weight more effectively!local, travel, nutrition, health and fitness, alternative, health, fitness & exercise, fertility & pregnancy, drugs & medications, diseases & conditions, dieting & weight loss, alternative medicine, pain management