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Lifestyle Excellence Through Natural Health Awareness


"One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." Dr. Royal Lee, January 12, 1951

Are You Eating Mindfully? 5 Ways To Make Your Meal An Experience

One of the most common problems that comes up when I talk with clients is that they're simply not enjoying food anymore. They’re either bored with their choices, are sick of eating healthy, or can’t stop eating cookies. Whatever the problem, there's usually one thing in common: the way they eat their food. When I ask what they’re doing when they eat breakfast, the most common answer I get is, “I’m in the car on my way to work.” Lunch is usually eaten in the office or at their desk. Dinner is usually a chaotic mess of getting food on the table, getting the kids to eat, and cleaning up within a reasonable hour. Worst of all is the nighttime snacking habit, which typically takes place right in front of the TV.

Buckwheat - 9 Great Reasons to Know it, Plant it, Grow it and Eat it!


Buckwheat is one of those plants that may be unfamiliar to most Americans. It is a staple crop in parts of China, Russia and Eastern Europe, but is less well known to U.S. food consumers. Buckwheat is not a cereal grain, although it's name might lead you to think it is. Rather, it is a flowering plant. Buckwheat is a relative of sorrel, dock and rhubarb, whose 'fruit seeds' are a great source of nutrition, cancer fighting phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber.

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of extricating myself from my first marriage. My husband and I had met in graduate school but couldn’t find two academic jobs in the same place, so we spent the three years of our marriage living in different states. After I accepted a tenure-track position in California and he turned down a postdoctoral research position nearby—the job wasn’t good enough, he said—it seemed clear that our living situation was not going to change.

Raw Vegan Burrito with Awesomesauce

by The Raw Food Sisters

When there's awesomesauce involved you know it's going to be good! Try out this all-raw veggie burrito with a delicious lemony zucchini and sesame seed based tahini sauce. Use collard or cabbage leaves for the burrito shell and load up the inside with cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, tomato, cilantro, avocado and sprouts!!


Awesomesauce: 1/2 zucchini (more if you desire), 1/4 cup sesame seeds, Juice of 3 lemons, Few sprigs of green onion, 1 red bell pepper and Spicy pepper (optional)

The Rest: Large collards leaves (or an other wrap friendly version), 1-3 bell pepper, 1 cucumber, 1-2 carrots, Tomatoes, Little bit of cilantro, Sprouts and Avocado


1) Start with making the awesomesauce by putting all your ingredients in your mixer. Such a fresh and vibrant sauce that works perfectly with the rest of the ingredients.

2) Cut and slice the carrots, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and bell pepper as you wish. A tip is to make them in different sizes so you can feel the differences when you are eating.

3) Now take your big leaf and put some awesomesauce on it. Add your cut and sliced veggies. Add your sprouts and cilantro. If you cannot have enough of the awesomesauce add a little extra on the top.

4) Roll your leaf and take a big bite –voilá and welcome to Raw Food Heaven!

Raw Food Recipe Of The Week

Beginner Green

by Juice Recipes

This is for beginners that are looking for a green juice that tastes great. It's sweet while having a nice citrus flavor to it. If you have a masticating juicer, this will come out just like in the picture. If you have a centrifuge, then you may want to skip this recipe because you may not be able to get much juice out of the spinach. You can still try it, but don't be surprised if it shoots all of the spinach in the bin and a few drops come out. If you still really want to try it, you can juice everything except for the spinach, then blend the juice with the spinach to finish it off.

This makes anywhere between 24-32oz depending on the size of the produce.


Apples - 3 medium (3" dia)

Celery - 4 stalk, large (11"-12" long)

Ginger - 1/4 thumb (1" dia)

Lemon (with rind) - 1/2 fruit (2-1/8" dia)

Orange (peeled) - 1 large (3-1/16" dia)

Spinach - 5 cup


You don't have to peel the lemon, but make sure you peel the orange. The orange's skin is very bitter and can ruin the flavor.

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Answer: "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

You might be tempted to assume that it implies seeing the world through rose-colored lenses by ignoring or glossing over the negative aspects of life. However, positive thinking actually means approaching life's challenges with a positive outlook. It does not necessarily mean avoiding or ignoring the bad things; instead, it involves making the most of potentially bad situations, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive light.

Some researchers, including positive psychologist Martin Seligman, often frame positive thinking in terms of explanatory style. Your explanatory style is how you explain why events happened. People with an optimistic explanatory style tend to give themselves credit when good things happen, but typically blame outside forces for bad outcomes. They also tend to see negative events as temporary and atypical.

On the other hand, individuals with a pessimistic explanatory style often blame themselves when bad things happen, but fail to give themselves adequate credit for successful outcomes. They also have a tendency to view negative events as expected and lasting. As you can imagine, blaming yourself for events outside of your control or viewing these unfortunate events as a persistent part of your life can have a detrimental impact on your state of mind.

Positive thinkers are more apt to use an optimistic explanatory style, but the way in which people attribute events can also vary depending upon the exact situation. For example, a person who is generally a positive thinker might use a more pessimistic explanatory style in particularly challenging situations, such as at work or at school.

Words of Inspiration:

"Nothing does more to promote [create] health of body and of soul than a thankful spirit filled with praise. It is a positive duty to deny sad, dissatisfied thoughts and feelings. It is the same duty as it is to pray. If we are heaven-bound, how can we go as a group of mourners, complaining all along the way to our Father’s house?" ~ Adapted from Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, page 251.

Do you tend to see the glass as half empty or half full? You have probably heard that question plenty of times. Your answer relates directly to the concept of positive thinking and whether you have a positive or negative outlook on life. Positive thinking plays an important role in positive psychology, a subfield devoted to the study of what makes people happy and fulfilled. Research has found that positive thinking can aid in stress management and even plays an important role in your overall health and well-being.

Question: What Is Positive Thinking?

"I always hear people talk about the benefits of positive thinking. What exactly is positive thinking and how can it be used to improve health and wellness?"