Your CHARACTER is who you are. Your character is who you are when no one is watching. It is also who you are when everyone is watching. Your character guides and determines your ethics, your moral behavior, your integral choices. Character is what is exposed, and revealed, in times of stress, trauma, challenge, conflict, disappointment or heart-break. It is EXACTLY who you are, madly and deeply.
When we have “cravings” - we're not hungry for food. We are not really craving salt or sugar or chocolate or Mexican food. When you have a craving, what your body needs is NUTRIENTS. WHOLE, REAL, LIFE SUSTAINING, AND VITALIZING FOOD!
But sadly, what we most often reach for is empty calories. Or worse: damaging and toxic fillers such as fried foods, fast-foods, salty-snacks, or saturated-fats and junk. We over-eat and under-nourish. We snack up and a few hours later – we feel worse and start the entire cycle over again.
So what do we do when our body craves “something” and nothing seems to satisfy?
With so many brands of Chlorella and Spirulina, it's hard to know which brand is the best for you. Because Chlorella naturally absorbs toxins from the environment, it's important that your Chlorella is grown in a pristine environment that's consistently controlled and tested! Before purchasing, be sure that your brand checks off each of these categories and that you're able to connect with them quickly with any questions!
The coauthor of A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health, Dr. Robert Rountree, shares the top supplementation that expecting moms should add to their Prenatal Care!
1/2: Chlorella and Spirulina
Both are excellent sources of carotenes, chlorophyll, and other antioxidants. Studies show that they can help eliminate heavy metals and toxins from the body, thus reducing the fetus' exposure to these poisons.
Today’s generation of children, on average, spend more than 44.5 hours per week in front of a computer, television and/or game screen, often simultaneously. Not only is that time no longer used playing outside and being active (as per past generations) but research has also found a strong association with “junk food” ads and the growing rate of childhood obesity.
Amino Acids are vital to the health and proper function of our bodies. Out of 22 amino acids, our body can only produce some of them naturally, the remaining 9 amino acids (called essential amino acids) we have to get from our diet as our bodies can not manufacture them.
Although so many of us opt for “healthy fats” like olive oil, avocados, chia seeds, coconut oil and nuts, most of us still steer away from any full fat dairy. Without doubt you've heard, or even have said that “drinking whole milk will make you gain weight” “only the non-fat yogurt is good” “butter and cheese are bad for your heart.” According to research, these statements are actually false and could be the cause for declining health! Here are five benefits for choosing FULL FAT dairy:
Hughes attributed this remarkable recovery to the gallons of fresh squeezed orange juice that he drank every day while in the hospital.
As it turns out he may have been on to something all along.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Vitamin C heals wounds and forms scar tissue, repairs and maintains cartilage, maintains bones and teeth and forms an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. In addition to Vitamin C’s ability to prevent scurvy, Vitamin C has also been found to prevent or improve a wide range of health issues.
So the first term that needs clarification is that of a ‘whole food’. We have all heard the term and know that it’s good for us. Somehow. But what exactly makes it good for us? And what exactly constitutes a whole food?
Normally, the definition would just mean that it’s a food that’s complete; whole, from the Greek, holon, meaning ‘a single organism.’ This would mean that the organism isn’t broken down; it’s in the most raw state possible. You grab your veggies from the produce section, fresh, rather than getting them canned or frozen. You are taking veggies, tomato sauce, flour, eggs, all the basic items in their most holistic form, then preparing them yourself to make a pizza, rather than buying one pre-made. Even if the pre-made pizza is Organic or All-Natural or any other label trying to make you think it’s healthy, it’s not a whole food when you get it, so your body won’t respond as well to it
Isn’t it amazingly coincidental that everything we need to sustain life and health is provided by earth? We need sunshine; there it is. Vitamins? Here’s fruit and vegetables. Minerals? Everywhere. Water? Abundant. Fresh air? Right outside your mouth. And isn’t it also ironic that every time man tries to mimic nature; nature always prevails. The eye still better than a camera. Imagination far exceeds any movie. Breast milks superior to formula. Food is more nutritious than vitamin pills. Study after study, nature unequivocally prevails.