healthy eating

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I ran a couple of surveys recently to find out what your main health challenges are, how you’d like to feel and how I can best help.

Not surprisingly, you told me that if you could resolve your health challenges you’d feel: energetic, sexy, happy, joyful, satisfied, healthy, confident, more in control, on top of the world, proud, clear and focused… you get the picture!

The great thing is that wellness &

Grapes of Life – we’re talking wine! (Blue Zone Lesson #4)

Have you had a chance to try some of the Blue Zones tips for being more active, eating less or including more plant-based foods in your diet?  I’d love to hear about any changes you’ve made.

In this Blue Zones lesson we take a look at the consumption of alcohol, especially wine.

Centenarians in all Blue Zones, except Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, drink wine moderately but regularly. The Okinawans have

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Plant Slant (Blue Zone Lesson #3)

I hope you’ve been enjoying learning about Blue Zones lifestyles and picking up a few ideas to try out yourself.

Although Blue Zones communities, other than the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda California, aren’t vegetarian, they eat meat infrequently, perhaps just four or five times a month, and then only small serves which means they largely eat a plant-based diet.

Although experts don’t agree on whether a vegetarian diet is healthier

Do you Hara Hachi Bu? (Blue Zone Lesson #2)

Are you curious to find out what “Hara Hachi Bu” is and how it can help you live well longer?

The term is used before meals by Okinawan elders, some of the healthiest and longest-living people on the planet. It’s a reminder to them to stop eating when they feel 80 percent full – pretty much the opposite of many of us who eat till we feel we might burst.

According to

Blue Zones: Vanilla Cherry Nice Cream

Who doesn’t love “ice cream”, especially when it’s this tasty and healthy!  Cherries are chock-full of antioxidants and cancer preventing compounds, and are anti-inflammatory, support healthy sleep (they contain melatonin ), can lower your risk of stroke and help maintain cognitive function and reduce your likelihood of developing dementia.  And bananas contain a bunch of vitamins and minerals that boost your mood, provide energy, reduce PMS, symptoms, lower blood sugar

October 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Hormonal (Im)balance #2 – Clean up your Diet

In my previous blog post I mentioned that 75% of us suffer symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause, and that many women experience worse PMS symptoms as they get older (and to make matters worse, those who’ve had bad PMS often experience a worse perimenopause!).

The good news is there ARE things that you can do to balance your hormones and alleviate, and even eliminate, your symptoms, starting with simple lifestyle

October 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Mount Athos: Chickpea Patties

This is one of the simple dishes regularly prepared by the monks from Mount Athos in Greece. The Greek Orthodox monks here are considered among the healthiest people in the world and have astonishingly low rates of cancers, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

 
Ingredients

300g tinned chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
1 chopped onion
1 handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp ground cumin seeds
100g flour
one beaten egg
olive oil for frying

Directions

Although the monks do this by hand,

September 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |