Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unleash blocked energy

If you are dozing off at your desk or elsewhere, perk up quickly to this Japanese massage therapy shiatsu.  Find your spleen points, which are located one finger width below the bottom arch of the breast in line with your nipples.  Using a two or three fingers, begin tapping this area for 20 seconds.  The spleen meridian is an energy point fancied by the Japaneses practitioners.  Arousing the area of the spleen meridian helps balance your blood chemicals and exhilarate you in no time! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Affordable Organic Food

Check out this book on affordable organic food. 

Avocados for weight loss

Add an avocado a day to your daily diet and you can shed a few pounds in just a couple of months.  These treasures deliver protein and omega-9 fatty acids which alkalinize the body and repress hunger and cravings.  Alkalinizing your body can increase energy, heal digestive distress, boost immunity and jump start slenderizing. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Swimming & floating in the pool for stress

Swimming is great exercise and works the major muscle groups with very little stress on your joints and can correct nagging misalignment's in your body's musculoskeletal system, easing chronic pain.  The cooling effect from the water and the weight of the water can sooth joint inflammation in just one swim. 

Floating on your back for 20 minutes can lower your stress hormone cortisol and as a result, you will sleep more deeply that night.  Floating is comforting and relaxing and worth giving it a try.  Float your cares away!

Flaxseed oil for PMS and menopausal symptoms

The nutty tasting oil of flaxseed keeps symptoms in check for PMS and hot flashes for menopause because of the phytoestrogens in the oil.  The phytoestrogens act as selective estrogen receptor modulators, meaning that they help turn up estrogenic activity in the body when it dips and rein it in when it spikes.  The healthy omega-3 fats in flaxseed oil help muscles burn calories more efficiently and also boosts the production of the appetite suppressing hormone leptin.  So drizzle some flaxseed oil onto your next salad and enjoy the health benefits.

Killington Vermont in the summer

Enjoy some mountain biking and hiking for your health and fitness at Killington Vermont.  Vermont is beautiful this time of year.  Come, enjoy and relax! 


Add Cocoa to your coffee

Add one teaspoon of cocoa powder to your coffee and your cup of joe will become a mind enhancing brew.  Cocoa is filled with flavonols that boosts blood flow to the brain, enhancing cognitive activity.  Problem-solving and memory can be amplified for hours. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zucchini & Basil Soup

In blender, puree 1 zucchini, 1 stalk of celery, 1 Tbs. red onions, 1 Tbs. olive oil, 5 basil leaves, 1/4 avocado, a pinch of salt and 4 cups of water. 

Heat or eat cold.  Enjoy this low calorie, healthy soup!

Ward off Insomnia

Cherry Juice!  Drink 4 ounces of Cherry juice twice a day to ward of insomnia and fall into a deeper sleep for longer hours.  Cherry juice is rich in sleep inducing melatonin.  It also has anti-inflammatories that reduce night time pain. 

Start sipping now and you'll be snoring zzzz's in no time. 

Is your liver overloaded?

Is your liver overloaded with toxins?  Check your face for signs of liver overload.  Do you have dull skin, pimples, a gray, pink, or yellow hue to the whites of your eyes, dark circles under your eyes, a white covering on the back of your tongue when you wake up, or distinct pores?  If you have one or more of these signs, your body may be storing toxins in your body. 

Your body might benefit from a liver cleanse.  Here are some books that might help.

Cleansing your liver is known to help you lose weight, clear sinus infections, and eliminate asthma and eczema. 
Good Luck!!


Spending just a few minutes a day meditating can bring calm, ease stress and restore you inner peace.  Anyone can meditate and you can literally do it anywhere, anytime.  Meditating can bring a sense of peace and calm that can last throughout the day and improves your emotional well-being and overall health. 

When you meditate, you clear away your brain overload which reduces negative emotions.  Meditation focuses on the present and you gain a new prospective on your outlook towards stressful situations. 

Research has shown that meditation may help alleviate some medication conditions such as allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, depression, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, substance abuse, pain control and sleeping problems.  Be sure to talk to your doctor about meditating as it might make some medical conditions worse.  Meditation is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment so check with your doctor to be sure. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Healthy cookbook

A healthy cookbook for a good diet is essential for your kitchen tools.  Its good to have a healthy cookbook on hand so when you go to make that meal, you can grab your healthy cookbook and feel good about eating the food you make.   

Exercise DVD

This exercise dvd will get you up and moving and energized in no time.  The price is right too. 

Virgin Cranberry Cocktail

Cranberries boost immunity, help ward off urinary tract infections, lower the risk of heart disease for people with high cholesterol, lower your risk of cancer and infections and also provides antioxidant benefits. 

Virgin Cranberry Drink recipe:

In shaker, combine ice, 1/2 cup cranberry juice, 1/2 cup orange flavored sparkling water, 1 Tbs. grenadine syrup and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. 

Cheers to your health!  Yummy!

Lower your cholesterol & calm stress naturally

Artichoke is full of the magnesium that calms stress, promotes sleep and lowers cholesterol.  The magnesium in artichoke also has the ability to soothe muscle tension.  Artichoke can also help the gallbladder, and can protect the liver against toxins and infections.

Here is a recipe for artichoke dip:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, cheese and green chilies. Mix well and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Garnish with chopped green onions and chopped tomato if desired.
Website allrecipes.com:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/artichoke-dip/detail.aspx

Healthy French Fries

Cut up your own real potatoes, soak them in salt water for 30 minutes to release some of the starch and to have them crisp up nicely when cooking, dry them on some paper towels, lay them on a baking pan and brush with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Turn them periodically while in the oven and bake for about 45 minute or until golden brown and you have got yourself some healthy french fries!  You can do this with sweet potatoes as well to enjoy some sweet potato fries. 

Enjoy guilt free. 

Body by Bethany

Here is another great DVD for fitness routines.  I can't tell you how much exercise has helped me mentally and physically.  Give it a try and you will have more energy and feel better too!

Need some energy?

Here is a yoga exercise to recharge your energy level.  Hold your right earlobe with your left index finger and thumb with your thumb facing the front.  Hold your left earlobe with your right index finger and thumb, also with your thumb facing the front.  Next, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, inhale, lower into a squat, then exhale and stand back up.  Repeat 5 times.

Holding your earlobes puts your brain in sync for clear mental energy and squatting boosts the flow of revitalizing energy from one end of your body to the other. 

Yoga, baby, Yoga!!

Yoga for stress, calm and fitness!

Here is a DVD for yoga for beginners.  Yoga is very helpful for stress management and centering yourself.  It is also a great to tone your body and for the price of $7.99, its well worth the investment! 

Olive Oil Benefit

Drink one to two tablespoons for olive oil before bed to lubricate the digestive tract.  This helps eliminate toxins that are found in your intestines.  You can drink this each night before bedtime.  Sleep tight!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Healthy Juice recipe

Beet-Berry Juice recipe:

Put the following ingredients in a blender:

1/2 cup of beets
1/2 cup of beet juice
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt

Blend for 45 seconds until smooth. 

A Health benefit of beets is that they burn fat and help eliminate fat trapping toxins.

Swiss Chard Energizer

Swiss Chard is an energizer and very good for your health.  It is rich in betalains which is a phytochemical and acts as powerful free-radical attackers in your circulatory system.  This helps to cleanse your blood and improve its flow and keep it well-oxygenized which helps mental and physical energy and health.  Great for your diet as well! 

Bethany Frankel-A Place of Yes

This is a great read.  Check it out and much cheaper to buy at Amazon.

The World's Helathiest Foods

Here is a book on healthy foods to energize you in your life. 

Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Orange Juice

A healthy option for lowering your blood pressure is to drink 2 cups of orange juice a day.  It will help cut your risk of heart disease.  Orange juice also helps your body absorb iron when taken together.

Healthy Mushroom Burger

Here is a great grilling idea for your diet and one that is satisfying and healthy.  Use portobello mushroom caps instead of beef patties.  When you grill them, they have a hearty, meaty texture to them and they are fewer than 50 calories.  Brush lightly with olive oil and grill on each side for about 5 minutes.  Add your typical burger dressups like tomato, lettuce, pickles, or even some hot peppers for a spicy burger.  Ketchup, mustard, mayo, salsa and cheese will add to the healthy components of this yummy summertime burger.