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Friday, October 18, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 10/18/13

It is impossible to live without failing at something,
unless you live so cautiously
that you might as well not have lived at all
- in which case, you fail by default.
     ~  J.K. Rowling

Don't let a mad world tell you that 
success is anything other than 
a successful present moment. 
     ~ Eckhart Tolle 

Courage doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice 
at the end of the day saying, 
"I will try again tomorrow.” 
     ~ Mary Anne Radmacher  

Health Tip:  Omega-3 fatty acids are a hot topic that are continually referenced as one of the nutrients Americans should consume. But what exactly are omega-3s, and why are they so important?
     Omega-3s are fats that make up the outer layer of many cells, including those in the brain and eyes. They form chemical messengers that travel throughout the body and work to both stop inflammation and to produce anti-inflammatory signals.
     This double-whammy served up by omega-3s is important because inflammation is a major cause of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, arthritis and asthma. Inflammation is promoted by many common foods and behaviors: Refined sugars and grains (think white sugar and white flour), alcohol, stress, chemicals and allergens all increase inflammation. Reducing the amount of inflammation in your body helps prevent damage to cells so they function at their best.
      Increasing your intake of omega-3s is a healthy and easy way to use your food as medicine to combat inflammation. 
     ~ Meghan Boucher, dietetic intern, and Debra Boutin, MS, RD, chair and dietetic internship director, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 10/17/13

“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”
     ~Mae West

“To err is human - but it feels divine.”
     ~Mae West

I want to be excited, thrilled, and ecstatic 
about all sorts of things as long as I live.
     ~ Win Couchman

Health Tip:  TROUBLE SLEEPING? Herbs such as lavender, hops, lemon balm and passionflower can be used to gently ease you into a sleepy state. These herbs are available in capsule, tincture and tea forms and can be purchased at your local supplement or natural foods store.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 10/16/13

Life isn't happening to you; 
life is responding to you. 
     ~ Rhonda Byrne

Even when life isn't good on the outside, 
you have an option to make it good 
from the inside out. 
     ~Terri Guillemets

"The world isn't just the way it is. 
It is how we understand it, no?" 
     ~ Pi Patel in Yann Martell's 'Life of Pi'

Health Tip: Research suggests there's a marked difference between how younger and older people interpret misplacing their car keys. A young person usually blames it on someone else: "Who took my darn keys?" An older person typically blames it on himself: "I must be getting old. I misplaced my keys again." Never use your age as an excuse for anything like this—and see if you don't remain younger longer. It's an effective mental trick. Our beliefs are extremely powerful and fulfilling. Choose your beliefs wisely. ~adapted,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 10/15/13

If you went through life refusing 
all the bait dangled in front of you, 
that would be no life at all. 
No changes would be made 
and you would have nothing to strive for. 
Life would be dull as ditchwater. 
     ~ adapted, Alan Sillitoe

The "Support of Nature" works constantly, 
moment by moment; revealing to you 
everyday miracles that reflect 
who you have chosen to be. 
     ~ Ivan Kelly

Gaze not ruefully at the future, 
but with joyful expectance: 
the past performed well enough to get you here: 
trust the future to also. 
     ~ adapted, Stephen Russell 

Health Tip: Dandelions should be used, not cursed.  Many foods we cultivate do not even come close in nutrient content to the lowly dandelion, and they are free.  You do not have to plant them or cultivate them or expend any effort on them, they just come up.  In Dr. Christopher’s Herb Syllabus, he informs us that 100 grams of Dandelions are packed with 14,000 Mg. of Vitamin A, 187 Mg. of Calcium, 397 Mg. of Potassium, and many other nutrients including proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.  You could probably live on Dandelions, if you had to.  When I leave for work I pick the flowers that have just opened with the sunlight, pop them in my mouth, and enjoy the bitter sweet flavor.  I kind of get a kick out of imagining what the neighbors are thinking about my breakfast munchies. ~ David Christopher, Master Herbalist

Monday, October 14, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 10/14/13

When a man is denied the right 
to live the life he believes in, 
he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
      ~ Nelson Mandela

My choice is what I choose to do,
And if I'm causing no harm, 
it shouldn't bother you.
Your choice is who you choose to be,
And if you're causin' no harm, 
then you're alright with me.
     ~Ben Harper

“You need Power, 
only when you want
to do something harmful
Love is enough to get everything done.” 
     ~ Charles Chaplin 

Health Tip: If you are not already convinced that Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is something you should be taking every day then read and be amazed.