Over 110 people commented on a recent NY Times blog post “In the Fight Against Poverty, It’s Time for a Revolution” What do you think?
Here is my interview with the author of one of my favorite books, The Self Health Revolution. J. Michael Zenn.
Whole Foods Market CEO and Founder “Enthusiastically” Endorses “The Self
Health Revolution.” A short, powerful little book, The Self Health
Revolution, surprisingly produces a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping,
awe-inspiring, laugh-out-loud read. The author, J. Michael Zenn,
convincingly persuades the reader they must seize control of their
health now (Self Health) by taking a few, utterly-simple, 15-minute
steps to loose weight, escape pain, ward off disease and recapture the
energy lost in their youth.
This book is under 200 pages, filled with pictures, tips and tricks and to me, more than a book. This is a potential life changing vehicle. I have given this book to friends, family and clients. I keep a copy in my kitchen. In this audio clip, Michael generously shares some of his wisdom with us. Enjoy.
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|Cover of The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough|
looking for ways to mix up my movement routines. I love to walk but it’s not always convenient to do so in the winter. I love yoga but sometimes, the schedule gets a little crazy and money get’s spent on other things… You know the deal. Homegirl’s gotta get creative or the New Year’s resolution will include taking off ten pounds put on during the Holidays. Now, if you’re new to this blog, I wanna be sure you understand that, this is a space where I share my thoughts on holistic
health. Keeping healthy in body mind and spirit is the journey, the goal and reward. Looking fabulous is a total bonus to feeling healthy enough to do anything we can conceive…
With all that said, I scour the various sources of inspiration to find good ways to incorporate mental, physical and spiritual exercises, into my life. I found this book on Scribd: The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough There is an awesome routine that I wanted to share:
- 4 minutes of high intensity cardio
- 3 minutes of total body toning
- 2 minutes of Abs/Lower back
- 1 minute of stretch
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Peace and blessings
I LOVE Brussell sprouts. I didn’t used to but I rediscovered them a few years ago and now they are a regular item on my menu.
As you can see, I buy them on the stem. I have my kids help me prep and they love them too! My son will always ask why people say they’re yucky. I always say, “maybe they eat some that are not made with love…” 😉
Love comes easy in this house. Picked off the stem, cut in half and in a marinade of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic. Oven-roasted for a few minutes… Yum! And, they are just soooo good for you.
- Only about 10 calories each (uncooked)
- Low in fat and sodium
- High in dietary fiber
- Very high levels of vitamin C (about 3x more than an orange)
- Glucosinolates (some research suggest glucosinolates may help lower blood pressure. Other studies have focused on potential benefits including lower risk of various cancers, such as stomach, colon, esophageal, lung and breast cancers)
- High protein vegetable (accounting for more than a quarter of their calories)
- Good Source ofvitamin D and folic acid (a recommended supplement during pregnancy)
I LOVE farmers markets. They’re an awesome place to try new foods, meet new people and support local vendors.
Yesterday, after an amazing lesson from Michael Beckwith and time with friends, I hit the Mar Vista farmers market. Figs are in season and they are fantastic.
Did you know that the word “sycophant” comes from the Greek word sykophantes, meaning “one who shows the fig?” “Showing the fig” was a vulgar gesture made with the hand. Maybe it’s because in the Bible, Adam and Eve clad themselves with fig leaves. Well! I’d like to show you the fig in a different light…
Here are some other fab fig facts:
Buddha achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree, a large and old sacred fig tree.
In the Qur’an, Sahih al-Bukhari records Muhammad stating: “If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise, I would say this is it because the paradisiacal fruits do not have pits…eat from these fruits for they prevent hemorrhoids, prevent piles and help gout.”
Health benefits of figs
Fig fruit is low in calories. 100 g fresh fruits provide only 74 calories. However they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely for optimum health and wellness.
Dried figs are excellent source of minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. In fact dried fruits are concentrated sources of energy. 100 g dried figs provide 249 calories.
Fresh figs, especially black mission, are good in poly-phenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotenes, lutein, tannins, chlorgenic acid…etc. Their anti-oxidant value is comparable to that of apples at 3200 umol/100 g.
In addition, fresh fruits contain adequate levels of some of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, E, and K. Altogether these phyto-chemical compounds in fig fruit help scavenge harmful oxygen derived free radicals from the body and thereby protect us from cancers, diabetes, degenerative diseases and infections.
Also research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus (Adult onset) condition.
Fresh as well as dried figs contain good levels of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. These vitamins function as co-factors for metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Dried figs are excellent sources minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. 100 g of dried figs contain 640 mg of potassium, 162 mg of calcium, and 2.03 mg of iron. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation as well for cellular oxidation.
SOOO, the next time you have a chance to pop a fresh fig, take it.
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