Monday, March 31, 2014

Food Matters: You Are What You Eat

I began my food journey about three years ago. It started with a blurb about clean eating in a work-out video. That lead me to the video Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead followed by Food Matters.  I have continued to educate myself since. I don't claim to be an expert but I can say my health is good, I feel great and I have had lab work done to back up what I already knew, changing what I put into by body would change my health.

Food Matters started as a movie and has grown by leaps in bounds! The movie is inspirational and takes a real look at why what you put into your body matters. March 20-31 is the launch party for the new site where you will have access to recipes, documentations, and discounts on some of the leading supplements and cool kitchen tools that making living a healthy life easier.

 Have you watched any of the free screenings, new-release previews and bonus videos?

There are hundreds more inspiring documentaries, expert interviews and recipe videos inside FMTV waiting for you!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Heart Disease: Alternative Treatments

First let me say I am not a doctor and my sharing this video and story are not meant as medical advise. I am sharing it because I know from experience that traditional cardiologist often only treat the symptoms and view surgery and pills as the only way to go.

I have a left bundle branch block. LBB is not curable but it is treatable, usually with medication and then as it progresses/ you age a pacemaker. I have no underlining heart disease but heart simply does not function the way it should. I reluctantly tried medication only to have the side-effects be more dangerous than the LBBB. I was weaned off the medication and began to take my heart health into my own hands even further.

I made a lot of changes to my lifestyle that included leaving a stressful job, increasing my water intake, wearing a heart monitor when I work-out and becoming even more watchful of what I eat. I have been back to my cardiologist twice since conditioning the medication and both times have been given the thumbs up to keep doing what I am doing. My main goal is to avoid or at least drastically distance myself from a pacemaker. I guess you never want to think about heart surgery but at 41, I am not ready.

Again, I am not saying "ditch your doctor", I still see mine what I am saying is make sure you do your own research. Your body has a built in healing mechanism, get to know it!

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Real You

The real you is sexy, the real you is beautiful and the real you is worthy of being seen and loved! Do you know that? Do you believe that? I know it can be hard to accept in today's society when you never know if the media you are looking at is real or photo shopped. In a society that sets unattainable standards for us to reach but none the less it is true, you are beautiful. Your beauty goes far beyond what people see, It Starts On The Inside!

When I started this blog it was to encourage people to see their true beauty, to realize that we are far more than our outward appearance and that by taking care of our mind, body and soul we will see real change and growth. With that in mind you can understand why I was so excited when I saw Aerie's new campaign. Aerie a lingerie company, where I love to shop, recently released a new ad campaign featuring all completely real, totally unairbrushed models in an effort to challenge unrealistic supermodel standards for young women. You've got to hand it to the brand for bucking the trend and honoring real beauty instead of taking a giant eraser to any itty bitty imperfection. They are proving what we have known all along, imperfections are part of life and what help make us the beautiful women we are.  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Juicing for health and meeting Joe Cross

It's pretty hard to meet someone these days that hasn't heard of  juicing. It seems to be the "in" thing right now and for good reason. Juicing, if done right, is a great way to pump your body full of vitamins and help build your immune system. Let's face it if your body is starving for vitamins it can't effectively fight off illness.

I bought a juicer about 4-5 years ago but like many it sat on a shelf and was only used a few times. Then as I began digging deeper into clean eating and trying to support my health naturally, I ran across a documentary called Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. It changed the way my husband and I felt about juicing! We continued to use the small juicer I had first bought but soon found we wanted something that was easier to use, easier to clean and would produce more juice. We went with the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite. We now juice almost everyday and have definitely seen the rewards. My face is clear, we both have more energy and even lost some weight!

I am so glad I ran across that video! I have seen my health, the health of my family and even a few friends and coworkers transformed. That's why I was so excited when I received an e-mail from Joe stating that Texas was the next stop on his US book tour! He is hitting three cities – Dallas, Houston & Austin. I am planning to go to the Dallas event with my husband and a few friends.

DALLAS: March 18th – 7PM
Barnes & Noble
7700 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75225

If you can't make it tune into Good Morning Texas on WFAA (ABC) earlier on March 18th at 9AM where he'll be juicing and talking about his book!

HOUSTON: March 19th – 7PM
Barnes & Noble
River Oaks Shopping Center
2030 W. Gray Street
Houston, Texas 77019

AUSTIN: March 23rd – 11:30AM
Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd., Suite 158
Austin, Texas 78759

You can find out more information on the Facebook event page.

If you are looking for some yummy and healthy juicing recipes be sure to follow my Juicing and smoothies board on Pinterets

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fitness Friday: A quick total body workout

I enjoy supplementing my work-out schedule with these quick videos on days that things pop up. I have made working out a priority which means having a back-up plan.

This workout works your entire body in under 30 minutes. Be sure to pay attention to how many reps you need to do of each exercise! It is 5 times through, not just once.