Can You Get Into Shape Practicing Yoga? Can that be possible? I thought that yoga was a bunch of fruits and nuts people rolling around on a mat. I could not have been further from the truth!
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root 'yuj' meaning 'to unite' which means that it helps in uniting the mind and the body. But, what is yoga? Yoga also describes the integration of mind and body to create a greater connection with one's own pure, essential nature..
It is the exercise of the body and the spirit and will definitely help you to get in shape. Yoga dates back to the Upanishads, written during 1000-5000 BC. Bhakti yoga, Hatha yoga, Bikram yoga, Karma yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mantra yoga, Svaroopa yoga and Ananda yoga are some of the types of yoga practices.
Another way to get into shape with yoga is by practicing Power Yoga. It is better known as Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga yoga is is a system of y...
This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart..."What's Zapping Your Energy?" My girlfriends ask me what they can do to increase their energy levels during the day, and for the longest time I always responded with "drink more water". Now, I incorporate of the use of Essential Oil Blens as well...We will get to that at the end.
Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, or one too many Krispy Kremes can take their toll. But when you're constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what's bringing you down. Check out these energy zappers and see how many apply to you.
This is a very comprehensive article by Chris Kresser, a Paleo diet guru whom I follow along with Mark Sisson and many others. I thought this was important to post on my blog, because sometimes I just don't know how to answer this question, "Do I Need More Protein?" We eat a lot of protein as wedetox, keeping our diet really simple and clean.
Most people naturally eat the right amount of protein for their needs. Protein is such a crucial nutrient that the brain has specific mechanisms that increase your desire for it if you need more and decrease your desire for it if you’re getting too much; these mechanisms are difficult to override through willpower alone. For this reason, my general recommendation is to simply eat as much protein as you crave.
Coconut Oil: A Nutrient Powerhouse and Metabolism Booster
Originally from : http://www.healthiertalk.com/coconut-oil-nutrient-powerhouse-and-metabolism-booster
Coconut Oil is a Superfood!
By Natural Health Sherpa on 01/27/2011
Imagine you are walking the beach on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. All around you, people are surfing, hiking, jogging, swimming and paddleboarding.
Suddenly it becomes obvious which of your fellow sand dwellers are tourists and which are locals. Not only do the locals have a glow about their skin and trim figures, but they also seem to be oozing with abundant health and energy to spare! Plus, there isn’t a sniffle, cough, runny nose or apparent headache in sight.
What on earth can their secret be? Is it the sun? The stress-free life? The salt air? Those things may play a role, but the real secret lies within the world’s largest seed.
Coconut: A Nutrient Powerhouse…
The Malaysian and Polynesian cultures have revered the coconut for centuries.
Most modern cultures consume grains, they are the cornerstone of most diets, including the SAD, Standard American Diet. After months of trying to figure out the best way to fill my belly without grains, I am mostly grain free (pop-corn still magically finds its way into my mouth), and not stressed out about it one bit!
I find that grain bashing makes for a tasty, but ultimately unsatisfying meal.
You all know how much I love doing it, though. But no matter how often I sit down to dine on the stuff (and I’ve done it with great gusto in the past), I always leave the table feeling like I left something behind. Like maybe I wasn’t harsh enough about the danger of gluten, or I failed to really convey just how much I hated lectins. If I didn’t know better, I’d think the mere mention of grains was eliciting a crazy insulin-esque response and t...
Cauliflower is another vegetable from the Brassica family of vegetables, that also include brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale. I eat at least one serving from these everyday, and according to Dr. Christiane Northrup, they "contain glucosinolates which contain sulfer compounds that help protect the liver and improve it's ability to eliminate toxins and excess hormones." In a nutshell, if they are helping with digestion and detoxification, I'm eating them!
This is also a great low-impact carbohydrate to add to your "Anytime Meal".
This is a fan favorite for everyone trying to get over half of their plate filled with Fibrous Carbs! One cup of this recipe plus a small side salad, or a fist-sized portion of sweet potato would comply with your "Anytime Meal".
3 1/2 oz Lemon, Raw w/peel
1/4 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 teaspoons Himalayan Salt
3 tablespoons garlic cloves, crushed
4 cups Broccoli Flower Clusters, raw
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the coconut oil, garlic and salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
2. Cook 2 minutes, stirring often until the garlic becomes fragrant.
3. Add broccoli.
4. Reduce the heat to low and cover.
5. Cook 2 minutes until the broccoli is tender and cooked through.
Powdered Greens Will Help You Reach Your Veggie Quota, and They Taste Great!
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After my clients who go through the "Foods to Avoid" list, many people wish they could just cancel the whole thing. Our comfort foods, although filling, are probably not really giving our bodies what they really crave...nutrient dense foods!
One the greatest foods that many people add after studying the "Foods to Include" list is Chia seeds. We make a delicious "grain free granola" that includes chia, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, maybe a few chopped walnuts, cinnamon and Wild Orange Essential Oil. Let sit in unsweetened almond or coconut milk for 15-30 minutes while it sets up! Then just top with blueberries...delicious. The only bad thing I can say about them is sometimes they get stuck in my teeth!
Chia seeds have been used by mankind for their health benefits for centuries. Both the Mayans and Aztecs have used these seeds in their diets for generations, and today people all around the world are en...
I am always looking for something quick to have in the morning with my coffee. It keeps me from getting the jitters and keeps my cortisol levels from spiking too high during my morning coffee (excessive cortisol leads to belly fat!). You can always adjust how much cocoa you want, whether to add chocolate chips or not and how much honey to add for sweetness. The objective here is not a traditional sweet breakfast, but something that will satisfy to go along with your spinach and eggs! Gourmet!
I found these awesome flourless muffins at RunningWithSpoons.com. I made a slight adjustment by to the baking soda. Flourless muffins tend to be gooey, and they need a bit more baking soda to help them rise. I also reduced the amount of honey that I add from 1/4 cup by half. I double this when I make it, so I ended up using 1/4 C. honey for a double batch. They were plenty sweet for my taste, but that is up to you! I alwa...
Sometimes I stumble when trying to persuade a client or a new acquaintance the importance of Health Coaching, and how it is making it's way through the Health and Wellness industry at a faster and more effective pace than traditional Personal Training. Now, I'm not knocking Personal Training. I have been ACE Certified in Personal Training, Yoga and now Barre since 2009, and have helped many clients get in shape and lose SOME weight. Can't stress that part enought...SOME weight. It has only been since utilizing the Health Coaching principles from Precision Nutrition that my clients have started see REAL fat loss.
So, what is "Health Coaching", and why do I need it? Dr. Frank Lipman gives the best short answer I have found with "5 Reasons Why You Need a Health Coach".