A great summary of benefits of conscious controlled breathing. I have learned benefits of breathing exercises through my yoga training. My husband Konstantin came to learn and use breathing techniques from his life long study and practice of martial arts, as a coach, he regularly incorporates breathing work into his own training sessions as well… Continue Reading
Put simply, MBIs cause the brain to steer our DNA processes along a path which improves our wellbeing.
kids having to be woken up repeatedly by their parents, kids who will refuse to get out of bed in the morning, who sleep through alarm, and this sounds like such a terrible stressful and negative start of a day. I refuse to put myself or my kids through this.
Research - higher protein increases, not decreases, kidney function!
Fat makes food tasty and it slows down digestion, and doesn’t raise insulin, so in my view, fat should be encouraged, not feared, in a weight-loss plan,” Ludwig said.
Gluten free ➡️dairy free ➡️ sugar free ➡️ red meat free ➡️ egg free ➡️ vegetarian ➡️ vegan ➡️ raw food ➡️ extended juice fasts ➡️ legumes free ➡️ grain free ➡️ pegan (Paleo/vegan) ➡️ keto ➡️ carnivore.
Between meals, as long as we don’t snack, our insulin levels will go down and our fat cells can then release their stored sugar, to be used as energy. We lose weight if we let our insulin levels go down. The entire idea of IF is to allow the insulin levels to go down far… Continue Reading
Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes) Judith Graham Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less… Continue Reading
Earlier puberty in girls increases their risk of mental-health problems and risk-taking behavior as teenagers and increases their risk of breast and ovarian cancer over the long-term, so this is an important issue to address
My girls and I have just come back from Winterfest, a huge volleyball tournament. On my daughter’s team three girls got sick or were on the verge of getting sick. They were so tough though, and I have so much respect for their sportsmanship – these 10-12 year-olds, kept playing, and played well. Our U12… Continue Reading
Not to be a slave to food, to eating - but use them as healing tools, as healthful nurturing fuel and not an addiction.
The way I see it - with all that we have given up - we should be drinking every night just to make ourselves feel better :) :) :) Croissants, muffins, apple fritters and bagels, twizzlers and gummy bears, pizza, pasta, hot-pockets, salami and hot dogs are no longer a part of my daily diet. Even bread! Sandwich or a toast - was an absolute necessity of our daily diet.
Happy New Year! Closing out 2018 with gratitude and reflection. New year - 2019, planning, dreaming, setting intentions and resolutions. Ha
New year reflection. What has served its purpose and should be left behind? What do I want to focus on in 2019? What do I bring along and nurture? Where do I want to thrive? I love working with these questions while looking at the year ahead. 2019, here we come!
Here are the results on Week 3, third week of me trying to assert how my diet and workouts are affecting my body. This week fell on Christmas and so naturally we enjoyed foods that are not a part of our regular diet. Sugars, grains, fruit – I really enjoyed that week 🙂 No regrets.… Continue Reading
Lowering my body fat and experimenting with carnivore diet, doing some zero-carb days. New workout routine, new classes, more weight training.
I have had so many questions about changes I have made recently to my diet (going to a very low-carb – under 20 grams, keto) and exercise routine, joining a new gym and changing up my workout routine. Plus focusing more on detoxing, by going to a sauna 4-5 times a week for at least… Continue Reading
There are a couple of new developments in the health and wellness area of my life just in time for the New Year! One I will cover in this post. The second is diet related, I will talk about in another post – too much to write/read 🙂 So the first great change is that… Continue Reading
I am reposting this article from 4 years ago. I absolutely love essential oils, I use them even more now, every day, carry some with me alway (like Palo Santo and Frankincense). I put a drop of Frankincense directly on the roof of my mouth a few times a day for immunity boost, everyone in… Continue Reading
Research on sleep! Reposting my own post from 5 years ago! Wow, time flies. Today as I write this my oldest is 20, a college athlete, a junior who is about to go study abroad. My youngest is 10, also an athlete in her own right. Sleep is still an absolutely essential part of… Continue Reading
A shocking statistic from 2016 – 45% of all pregnancies in the US are unplanned, makes me wonder how little thought we put into our kids’ future. One would hope that in cases of planned pregnancies, there would be much thought and preparation put into getting ready to conceive and to have a healthy child. Especially… Continue Reading
In case anyone is still wondering 🙂 – two separate studies confirming that buying organic is a better choice. Below are some bullet points. If you want to read studies and articles themselves, please follow the links. Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk? In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy,… Continue Reading
“These substances help keep the body running smoothly. If supplies run low, the body may have to pull resources from tasks like repairing DNA damage that keep cells younger and healthier, but keeping supplies up could prevent this, according to Ames.” Another reason why eating a nutrient dense diet is critical! Clean nutritious fuel for… Continue Reading
In case you did not see this article, pretty interesting. Not that it comes as any surprise to us, K (my husband) and I absolutely believe that longevity and health are totally interconnected and do not come from a pill or a surgery. A quick summary of this artickle in quotes: Lifestyle and nutrition!… Continue Reading
Nutrition vs. Exercise. This is a big part of most health/wellbeing related discussions in our household. I mean, the whole family, all four of us, each in our own way, are absolutely committed to learning and practicing a healthful, preventative lifestyle. Our 10-year-old comes home from school and tells me how this one girl in… Continue Reading
A quick share for those who did not catch this article. Pretty cool – I like to know that I can not really overdo it as far as exercising goes 😉 So the whole point is that the more active you are – the healthier you are! THIS – “Although it is widely understood that… Continue Reading
I have just completed my first 48-hour-fast and I do 16-36 hour fasts throughout the week. You can read about my experience fasting for 48 hours in my next post, I am working on it right now and should post it in a day or so. Why do I fast and what are the benefits?… Continue Reading