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★Health At a Glance

Like most we learn through more than one modality. I know I am a combination type-learner; at least auditory and visual(: Let’s post a bit for all of the senses….good visual charts… pictures…audios… for health on this thread, so we can all learn more, and maybe post/or file at home.




22 REASONS WHY.
1. Vitality
2. An abundance of energy
to do everything you want to do
3. Happiness
4. Love and closeness with others
5. Satisfaction and fufillment in life
6. Healing symptoms and disease
7. Symptoms and disease going way
8. Relief from the suffering that goes with the symptoms of disease.
9. Inner Peace
10. Being symptom and disease free
11. Mental focus, memory, and clarity (no brain fog)
12. Being awake and fully alive everyday (not dragging through stuff and surviving)
13. Being present and having the ability to be with people.
14. No worry or fear.
15. Being confident in yourself
16. Being complete and happy
17. The ability to deal with issues that arise simply and with ease
18. Having better health now, for security for yourself and your family later.
19. More time to do what you want
20. Simpler choices
21. Looking great, feeling good, reducing fat, and having tons of energy
22. Being satisfied, and not being hungry all of the time.
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My list comes from something called “ How to Have a Healthy Lifestyle with a Busy Schedule ” by Sabrina Ryan and Anne Kowlaski, OCPA, Spring 2009
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  • FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – AFFIRMATIONS
    ►•I listen to my body and heed its needs.
    ►•I thank my body for my continued well-being.
    ►•I send love and appreciation to all the cells of my body.
    ►•My body maintains itself in perfect health.
    ►•My whole body vibrates with optimum health and energy.
    ►•My body thanks me for looking after it
  • ☼• ► Mind Movie for Health & Fitness from our very own bmindful member success n freedom
    I handwrote the list below in my notebook for exercise motivation and didn’t write the source-> I think it’s from Dr. Mercola’s website. It helps me. I hope it does good things for you too. (:
  • So Why Exercise?
  • Physical Benefits of Exercise
    STRENGTHENS THE HEART
    IMPROVES LUNG CAPACITY
    INCREASES METABOLIC RATE
    IMPROVES CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
    LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
    FACILITATES DIGESTION
    INCREASES FLEXIBILITY AND ENDURANCE
    INCREASES BONE DENSITY
    HELPS CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR
    HELPS CONTROL WEIGHT
    ENHANCES IMMUNITY

Get out your healthy popcorn….short animation

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Fruit:
Apples (1 medium) 5 grams
Avocados (1 medium) 16 grams
Bananas (1 medium) 4 grams
Blueberries (1 cup) 4 grams
Cantaloupe (1 medium) 4 grams
Coconut (¼ cup) 10 grams
Grapefruit (½ large) 6 grams
Oranges (1 medium) 7 grams
Peaches (1 medium) 2 grams
Pears (1 medium) 4 grams
Pineapple (1 cup) 2 grams
Raisins (1 cup) 6 grams
Strawberries (1 cup) 3 grams

Vegetables:
Broccoli (1 cup) 4 grams
Carrots (1 cup) 4 grams
Cauliflower (1 cup) 4 grams
Endive (1 head) 16 grams
Green beans (1 cup) 4 grams
Potatoes (1 medium) 3 grams
Spinach (1 bunch) 7 grams
Sweet potatoes (cooked, 1 med.) 3.5 grams
Tomatoes (1 large) 2 grams
Zucchini (1 medium) 2 grams

Grains:
Barley (½ cup) 12 grams
Bulgur wheat (½ cup) 8 grams
Brown rice (½ cup) 4 grams
Flaxseed (1 tbsp.) 3 grams
Millet (½ cup) 10 grams
Oat bran (1 cup) 14.5 grams
Oatmeal (½ cup) 8 to 11 grams
Oats (½ cup) 12 grams
Wheat bran (½ cup) 12 grams
Wheat germ (1 cup) 15 grams

Legumes:
Beans, black (cooked, ½ cup) 7.5 grams
Beans, kidney (cooked, ½ cup) 7 grams
Beans, navy (cooked, ½ cup) 6 grams
Beans, red (cooked, ½ cup) 9 grams
Chickpeas (½ cup) 7 grams
Edamame (soy beans, ½ cup) 4 grams
Green peas (½ cup) 4 grams
Lentils (cooked, ½ cup) 8 grams
Lima beans (cooked, ½ cup) 7 grams
Split peas (cooked, ½ cup) 8 grams

Nuts:
Almonds (½ cup) 8 grams
Peanuts (½ cup) 6 grams
Walnuts (½ cup) 3.5 grams

20 of Highest Fiber Foods- List
1. Dried beans, peas, and other legumes
This includes baked beans, kidney beans, split peas, dried limas, garbanzos, pinto beans and black beans.
2. Bran cereals
Topping this list are Bran Buds and All-Bran, but 100% Bran, Raisin Bran, Most and Cracklin’ Bran are also excellent sources.
3. Fresh or frozen lima beans
4. Fresh or frozen green peas
5. Dried fruit, topped by figs, apricots and dates
6. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
7. Sweet corn, whether on the cob or cut off in kernels
8. Whole-wheat and other whole-grain cereal products.
Rye, oats, buckwheat and stone-ground cornmeal are all high in fiber. Bread, pastas, pizzas, pancakes and muffins made with whole-grain flours.
9. Broccoli-very high in fiber!
10. Baked potato with the skin
(The skin when crisp is the best part for fiber.) Mashed and boiled potatoes are good, too-but not french fries, which contain a high percentage of fat.
11. Green snap beans, pole beans, and broad beans
(These are packaged frozen as Italian beans, in Europe they are known as haricot or french beans.)
12. Plums, pears, and apples
The skin is edible, and are all high in pectin.
13. Raisins and prunes
Not as high on the list as other dried fruits (see #5) but very valuable.
14. Greens
Including spinach, beet greens, kale, collards, swiss chard and turnip greens.
15. Nuts
Especially almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, and walnuts (Consume these sparingly, because of their high fat content.).
16. Cherries
17. Bananas
18. Carrots
19. Coconut
(dried or fresh-but both are high in fat content).
20. Brussels sprouts

Chart someone emailed me today.
Thought you might like it.
I have another one, I think you’ll like->when I have time I’ll locate it.

Apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints

Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows aging process

Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease

Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin

Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea

Beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar

Beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss

Blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation

Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure

Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps hemorrhoids

Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system

Carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss

Cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease

Cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer’s

Chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure

Chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system

Figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure

Fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system

Flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system

Garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer kills bacteria Fights fungus

Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol

Grapes saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart

Green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria

Honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies

Lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy

Limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy

Mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer’s

Mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones

Oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes prevents constipation Smoothes skin

Olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin

Onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus

Oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration

Peaches prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes aids digestion Helps hemorrhoids

Peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates
Diverticulitis

Pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhea

Prunes Slows aging process prevents constipation boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease

Rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes

Strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart boosts memory Calms stress

Sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones

Tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart

Walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease

Water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin

Watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure

Wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion

Wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion

Yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

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    ACTION EXERCISE = Make an analysis of your current energy levels and your daily health habits. Resolve today to improve your levels of health and energy by asking the following questions:

[1] What are you doing physically that you should do more of?

[2] What are you doing that you should do less of?

[3] What are you doing that you should START DOING —- if you want to perform at your best?

What are you doing today that affects your health that you should STOP DOING altogether?

Whatever your answers are to these questions, TAKE ACTIONS TODAY!
(from Brian Tracy’s Books/tapes Eat That Frog)

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    They say we need to eat more alkaline diet versus acid. Here are 3 charts w/good alkaline/acid food-charts. Take your pick(:

#1 acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods

#2 lists of acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods

#3 list of acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Hi Laurie,
This is great and I am kinda kicking myself that I hadnt heard of this theory before. I am happy that even though I wasnt aware of it, my usual eating habits fall nicely in the alkaline tendency. I am fascinated to know more – when did this come about? Is it a relatively new revelation in healthy eating? I can see much logic in it, which means I approve – as I HATE fads as I feel that they are unhealthy and omit essential nutrients – I consider Atkins a fad!
Thanks so much for your fountain of knowledge. I look forward to learning more…..

As for my visual charts to add to this thread….still under construction. Work in progress but you will be the first to know when my work is done!

Anoushka ;o)

A full and thankful heart..

It is not a new idea and many follow it. Though I guess for a part of the population it would be considered controversial, since many do not ascribe to this way of eating. And like everything there are variations. Just 1 example of variation, those who are some type of vegetarinarian would follow it one way, and those who are not another.

I am getting ready to go for a hair appt., and wanted to quickly google what I could for you. Let me know if anything helps.

An Article

Speaking of variation, one will tell you instead of dairy drink soy, and another will tell you no soy. So just like all of the individual difference, you’ll see that here
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1. Consuming dietary or supplementary alkali will help maintain and grow bone density
2. Consuming an overly acidic diet will lead to bones breaking down in order to maintain blood and cell pH at the slightly alkaline level of 7.365
Acid:alkaline Balance Evidence
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Acid:alkaline Balance

Natural News
ph articles
A chart and more

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Thanks Laurie,
This is all great stuff and makes so much sense. The correlation between what we know is healthy eating and these theories is amazing as it, just reinforces what we already know. Its logical and really easy to get to grips with simply because it follows basic healthy eating guidelines and gives scientific reasons for it. I love that it does not rule foods out but suggests ‘balance’. We all know that drinking water is good for us, but this proves why – simply because it increases our p.h level! So Simple!!!
The argument about soy milk: I would say that unless you are on a restrictive diet that doesnt permit dairy, drink regular milk (low fat and in moderation) as it is higher in calcium – an alkaline compound that feeds the bones. Its all about balance isnt it! Having dairy yoghurt which is high in calcium with alkaline fruits, makes a healthy breakfast due to the combination.

Thanks again Laurie!
Anoushka ;o)

A full and thankful heart..

My idea of a healthy diet is: eat organic when possible,
eat fresh not canned, include lots of variety.
Avoid processed or instant convenience foods.
Read labels, read labels, read labels.
Don’t stress out if you must occasionally make exceptions; balance.

In response to jancydat’s post:
Agree!!! I’ll add a few more->lessen or omit sugar, caffeine, and salt.

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to anoushka_f’s post:
What do you think of this article? Milk Destroys Antioxidant Benefits in Blueberries

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Laurie’s post:

This doesnt surprise me. Very interesting. It has been said that to gain the maximum benefits from fruit it should be eaten on an empty stomach due to the enzymes produced – this could be why. Some say eating fruit 1 hour befor a meal is better thatn eating after (say, as a dessert) as the enzymes inhibit absorption of other nutrients eaten in a meal – perhaps protein….? So in fact, eaing fruit after a meal slows down absorbtion and digestion. I think there is a lots of truth in this and this article really confirms that. Our stomachs are complex and clever organs, but just like the brain, they function better when givin one task at a time!!!
Thanks for the ‘food for thought’ Laurie!
A ;o)

A full and thankful heart..

health interactive site

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

how large is a serving?

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to laurie- effectively & easily handles every challenge~‘s post:
Serving size is very important to health. I have a work colleague who started Lite’n‘Easy two month ago. They send her food for 5 days out of 7 and the meals are not necessarily low in fat or low carb, but they are an approriate serving size. She has lost over five kilos and genuinely believes her eating habits have changed.
I think the mantra of “finish everything on your plate and then you can have dessert” has trained the gen x and gen y’s to stop listening to their body’s needs and overeat.

I read in a book that the appropriate meal size is that amount that can fit into the palms of a buddhist monk who goes out begging for his food. The amount of food that can fit into your palms in the begging posture is what is recommended as a meal size.

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

In response to SONIA’s post:
I think most hamburgers are WAY bigger than that! It’s amazing how people have become accustomed to eating, and what your body can really live and thrive upon. Different worlds!

In response to melt86’s post:
So True Mel – regarding the eat whats on your plate and then you can have dessert nonsense. What were that generation thinking?? I love ordering a starter and a dessert in a restaurant – both indulgent, but just smaller overall consumption in mass….
Basically I just always need a little sweet fix after a meal!!
;O)

A full and thankful heart..

I have a small diary that I use for logging all the things that I eat. Sometimes I am amazed that I could have consumed so many things!
The diary has helped me to identify my weak areas and what suits me and what doesn’t. Now without fail I can predict my stomach’s reaction to certain foods. I try to avoid what doesn’t suit me but at times I cann’t bcoz if I am eating at a friend’s place then I feel it is rude to refuse what she has lovingly cooked. I try and keep the portion small.
At home we try and cook just one tpye of meal and do not mix too many types of dishes. With limited options for that meal overeating is certainly ruled out and we also get to eat different things on each day. Repetitions are not allowed during the week. This does take care of variety at home.
I am a confirmed vegetarian and don’t take eggs too, so my options are by and large healthy, except for the sweets!!

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

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