Are you interested in improving your health?

Today, doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses ( 70  to 90 percent of illness caused by stress.)  Our bodies and minds react to it by shifting out of balance, which ultimately creates physical challenges and emotional turbulence that impact our lives at home, at work, and at play. In time, we can find ourselves in toxic relationships and non-nourishing patterns of eating, sleeping, and digestion. The Perfect Health program will help you identify the imbalances in your life, teach you how to correct them, and help you develop a nurturing daily routine. You will also learn to release emotions in a healthy way so that they don’t build up in your physiology. Most importantly, as your stress is eliminated, your mind and body begin to function with maximum effectiveness, creating health, vitality and happiness.

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How do I get started?

To take your next step toward developing a Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle practice, please feel free to call or email me

What are the benefits of Perfect Health?

By practicing the techniques learned in the Perfect Health program, you will be able to:

•  Reduce stress

•  Identify your mind-body personality

•  Improve your digestion and sleep patterns

•  Release emotional toxicity

•  Create optimal daily nutrition

•  Lower your blood pressure

Natural Deodorant

Natural Deodorant Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil

Add 1/4 cup of baking soda

Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch or arrowroot

Mix together and and allow to begin to

reharden/solidfy as it cools.

Pour into empty deordant container

(the kind that you twist at the bottom and it continues to move up)

Add your favorite essential oil for maximum benefit

Lemongrass, orange, chammomile, lavendar Nat Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, the baking soda absorbs odor while the cornstarch/arrowroot absorbs moisture.

My Favorite Roasted Beet Recipe

This is a great Fall time food of mine. I can be eaten alone or with chicken, turkey, pork and even steak. This dish is pretty  and tastes great. Serve it for your Thanksgiving meal or for an everyday meal.

 

Oven Roasted Vegetables

5 beets ( Different colors looks nice ) 2 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 apple sliced add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar if you want it sweeter Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and seasonings. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Transfer to two greased baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 7 servings. Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 152 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, Click here to find out more!

A Fabricated History of the First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a week away. Thought I would share some humor from Chris Gay.The traditional Thanksgiving has changed dramatically over the years. Chris in a humorous way pokes fun of the the Black Friday tradition that many have.

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By Chris Gay Each November, millions of families and friends get together to give thanks on a holiday conveniently created for that very purpose. (October, if you’re Canadian. But that’s another faux history) In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve written a brief fictitious history of Turkey Day. Enjoy. The Freedom to Shop During the early years of the 17th Century, Englishmen and women were subject to the overly restrictive shopping policies set down by the British Crown. When traveling out to purchase cheap, unnecessary trinkets for the upcoming Christmas holiday, the King’s Subjects were limited to the few Royal strip malls that were mostly located around suburban London. Most of the citizenry complied so as not to rock the boat, but for some who felt they should have the freedom to purchase as they saw fit, the frustration began to mount. These people were labeled ‘Pilgrims,’ for their desire to be granted the right to make ‘Pilgrimages’ to the United Kingdom’s big box retail stores that were deemed off-limits to the common folk. The Secret Plan The brave Pilgrims began to meet in secret to discuss a way to throw off the King’s heavy yoke and end his persecution of purchasers purchasing unsanctioned purchases. Eventually, they opted to form a new settlement on the distant shores of the New World...America. But the burning question was, how could they ever afford a boat and the cost of supplies? Then one day it hit them. Sponsorship. The Mayflower Compact Ultimately, they were able to carry out their plan with sponsorship money from multiple sources. First, they contracted with the Mayflower Moving and Storage Company for enough funds to stock the boat with food, clothing and first aid, in exchange for the ship’s Naming Rights. This was known as the “Mayflower Compact.” The ship itself was built by materials donated by The Home Depot, on the conditions that upon the Pilgrims arrival in Virginia, (The Colony they were originally slated to settle in) that company would be granted exclusivity rights to the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and also that the official Virginia state motto be permanently changed to “More Saving. More Doing. That’s the power of the Home Depot.” The Voyage to America In the summer of 1620, the Mayflower and her crew loaded on two sets of travelers; the British Shopping Separatists and another group from Holland. The latter assemblage was added because the ship’s Captain, Christopher Jones, (No relation) thought that the trip would go much smoother with the passengers more manageable if everyone on board had a steady supply of Dutch cocoa and those tasty, cool-looking windmill cookies. The trip lasted several long, arduous months, with the crew and passengers alike suffering everything from Cabin Fever to Scurvy. In fact, this might’ve been the one time a group of people would’ve been ecstatic if Life had handed them lemons. (Trust me, that joke will get funnier the more you think about it) Finally, in November the Mayflower came upon Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where it dropped anchor on the 21st. Captain Jones and future Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford went ashore with a search party to find a Denny’s, as well as a place to establish their permanent settlement. The question of why they didn’t continue south as planned was answered by Bradford’s journal entry dated 21 November 1620: “T’is unbearably cold, the journey took months longer than anticipated, and we are completely out of beer. Screw Virginia, I decree that we shall settle right here. Sorry, Home Depot. You win some, you lose some.” Land Ahoy! In early spring 1621, the remaining passengers joined the scouting parties on shore and built huts on their new settlement grounds. Shortly thereafter, an English-speaking Native American named Samoset came by to welcome the settlers at the Plymouth Colony. He asked William Bradford if there was anything he could get them and, according to witnesses, Bradford replied: “Sure. How about some corn, pumpkins, a little squash, a few turkeys and the entire Eastern Seaboard?” With the help of another English-speaking Native American, Squanto, the Pilgrims were able to not only successfully plant maize, but also pour the foundation for the very first Dunkin’ Donuts in North America. Summer of 1621 Throughout the summer of 1621, the Pilgrims labored furiously to erect their dream settlement. By early July, they had already constructed an Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday’s and, for a taste of home, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips. By late August, the Plymouth Colony Mall & Buckle-Focused Haberdashery was completed in its entirety. Its grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Neil Diamond, who happily performed ‘Sweet Caroline’ for the assembled crowd. The First Thanksgiving In November, Plymouth governor William Bradford extended an invitation to Wampanoag chief Massasoit to join the Pilgrims at a banquet to celebrate the success of their initial harvest, as well as the completion of the glamorous new mall and adjacent 18-theater Movie Cineplex. Bradford had planned to make popcorn as an appetizer, until his wife reminded him that they’d left their microwave oven back in England. For the main feast, Massasoit sent four men to the North Truro Boston Market (Then known as ‘Boston Chicken’) to pick up the dinner they’d thoughtfully called and ordered the day before. When they returned, the Pilgrims and Wampanoags gorged themselves on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cole slaw and the awesome macaroni and cheese Boston Market makes using that spiraled pasta. Dessert was Dutch apple pie (Forgot about that Holland group, didn’t you?) with a topping choice of Hood Cookie Dough ice cream or Cool Whip. Post-Feast Activities After the meal had been eaten and the plastic plates and utensils placed in the recycling bin, the members of both groups retired indoors to watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Detroit Lions on a 52-inch HDTV Bradford had bought from Best Buy. By halftime, the effects of the poultry’s tryptophan kicked in and both the Wampanoags and Pilgrims alike had already passed out asleep on the floor and three available couches. Later that evening, both groups toasted each other continuously with huge mugs of Narragansett beer until Bradford broke up the party, announcing that he needed a few more hours of shuteye so he’d be rested enough to fight through the early morning Black Friday crowds. The Day After Black Friday afternoon, after all the shopping had been done and the Christmas trees set up throughout the settlement, Bradford gathered his people around the McDonald's Gazebo in the middle of the State Farm Insurance Town Square to address them. An excerpt from his journal entry that day chronicles his speech: “Fellow Englishmen and Hollandaise; no wait, I think that’s a sauce. Fellow Englishmen and Dutch persons. Today we gather to celebrate the completion of a dream. We have at long last shaken off the reigns of Great Britain and here, in the New World, we can now shop where we choose without fear. This is what America is all about: Commerce. The freedom to buy what we want, where we want, when we want and in the quantities we want. However, for no reason whatsoever, aside from perhaps the perpetual annoyance of this blog post’s author, I resolve that liquor stores in the Colony of Connecticut will remain closed on Sundays for the next 400 years. Amen.” And that my friends, is the fabricated history of the first Thanksgiving.

www.chrisjgay.com

Ancient Wisdom, Designed to Refresh and Renew and Restore Health

Imperial Ancient Wisdom , Tonic Superfood What is that you ask? It is a great supplement that you should add to your diet. Thanks to Marcus I found this great supplement that can be added to your diet and it does many great things for your health. It has 5 ingredients, Duanwood Reishi spores, Astragaus, Schizandra, Goji berry, and He Shou Wu. Most people have never heard of these Chinese herbs so they do not know of their great benefits. I'll explain them and the great ways that I have been using the powder.

Possibly Effective for:

Duanwood Reishi spores-

  • Herpes-related pain. Some people report that hot water extracts of reishi mushroom decreases pain when conventional treatment doesn’t work.
  • Boosting the immune system.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Viral infections.

 

Astragaus-

  •  Help with aging.
  • Improve energy.
  • Stimulate the immune system during conditions such as the common cold.
  • Blood disorders.
  •  HIV/AIDS.

Schizandra- 

  • Improving liver function in patients with hepatitis.
  • Improving concentration, coordination, and endurance.

Goji berry-  

  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Blood circulation problems.
  • Sexual problems (impotence).
  • Dizziness.
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

He Shou Wu- 

The direct English translation of he shou wu is "Black-haired Mr. He."

  • Liver and kidney problems.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Insomnia.
  • Lower back and knee soreness.
  • Premature graying.
  • Dizziness.

Is Imperial Ancient Wisdom for you?

This is a tasty supplement that helps restore health. It has  great health promoting properties that  can help revitalize you. It also must be used with caution.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding , on blood thinners, have GERD or peptic ulcer, epilepsy, low blood pressure or clotting disorders should not use it.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other immune system conditions: Astragalus might make the immune system more active. This could worsen the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Avoid using astragalus if you have any of these conditions. ( Web MD)

It may increase the risk of bleeding, so caution is advised to those with bleeding disorders or those taking drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding also  might make existing liver disease worse.

 

How to use the powder?

Recipes 

Ancient Wisdom is easy to use. I added a scoop to my brownie mix and it blended nicely with the chocolate flavors. I also added it to my coffee in the morning and tried the  Cacao Cappuccino recipe, this was a nice morning treat.  It can also be added to a smoothie  for quick convenience.

 Cacao Cappuccino

2 cups of hot tea or coffee

2 Tablespoon of Cacao powder

 1 Tablespoon Maca powder

1- 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil

1 Tablespoon Honey or agave

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 scoop Ancient Wisdom

Stir till smooth  and coconut oil is melted.

For more information on Imperial Ancient Wisdom please check out their web site

 

Nutrition Warriors LLC is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by or connected  with Imperial Wisdom.

Sources

Web MD:  http://www.webmd.com/drugs/index-drugs.aspx

Dr Oz : http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/astragalus-root-right-you

 

 

The Great Pumpkin Soup

Fall

Fall is here! I love this time of year.

The cool weather means it is time for sweaters and bonfires at night.  It is also a great time to go hiking . Cold weather food also means comfort foods, hot meals to warm you up.  Some people like stews other people like soups. I like them both. A bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich can always make a bad day good. It reminds me of being a kid. My favorite soup that I like to make for my family is a pumpkin soup. I sometimes use butternut squash to change the flavor. It taste delicious either way. This soup is easy to make, it only take 15 minutes to prep and is ready in only 30 min.

Pumpkin Soup

Makes 4 serving   123 calories per serving

1 teaspoon ghee ( clarified butter) or olive oil

1/2 cup cup chopped leeks or onions

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon Braggs Liquid Aminos  or tamari

1 teaspoon cumin   1 teaspoon  ginger     1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon    1 teaspoon  tumeric    1 pinch of masala  (if you have it)

4 cups of pumpkin  peeled and cut into cubes ( about 2 pounds)  can substitute with butternut squash

2 apples sliced and cored

5 cups vegetable stock

1 can  coconut milk

2 Tablespoons  maple syrup  optional

In a large soup pot add oil, onion, pepper, and Braggs Liquid Aminos. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes till onions are translucent.  Add the pumpkin, apple and spices, stirring frequently.   Add vegetable stock, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer till the squash becomes soft. Puree the soup until smooth in a blender or food processor.  Add coconut milk to make creamy. For a sweeter soup my kids like it when I add maple syrup

In a pan roast 1/2 cup of slivered almonds. Cook till slightly brown.  Use as a garnish sprinkle over the top of the soup.  pumpkin seed can also be used.

If you are short on time use the canned pumpkin. You can buy it with or without the spices.

Chia and Buckwheat Cereal

 

Great way to start the day is to eat a good breakfast. Breaking the fast and fuel your body for optimal performance. People that eat breakfast tend to eat less throughout the day.

Chia seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids and are a great energy producer.

 

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1 Tablespoon Buckwheat

1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds

1 Tablespoon  sliced almonds ( or walnuts)

1 Tablespoon  Goji berries

1 Tablespoon ground coconut  ( optional)

 

Sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger

 

Stir all ingredients together and let it soak for 20 to 30 min.  Add the milk of your choice. Fresh fruit can be added. Apples go great   with this cereal.

 

Pottery by D.Wilson Art