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Say Yes to You ~ Choose Health Empowerment Everyday

Start your day with one powerful word say yes to You.

 

Your health and healing journey begins a new each day.

Use your mind to expand,

your body to move,

your spirit to create,

and your environment to empower your pursuit of healthy choices.

Implement one of the health empowerment words above  into your daily routine!

Take a moment to begin your day – write your health empowerment word  and post.

Say Yes to Your pursuit of healing and health.

Know your choices are important for your health.

Everyday Choose Health Empowerment ~ Remember to communicate

Everyday to Yourself.
A suggested  health practice to use;   guided-imagery can open your world into  your Inner Wisdom.

What is your individual route to healing and health?

Dr. Marty Rossman has helpful hints   https://www.thehealingmind.org/

 

Discover the wonderful You.
 

Words & Thoughts Promote Wellness Within

Self-communication can promote healing and an attitude for health in your life.

Look within and ask yourself these questions

What type of words do I use the most?

What words do I  use to myself?

What words are used to address others?

What words do I  use in my thoughts?

Positive words used in communication  promote healing and healthy vibrations in our mind, body, spirit, and environments.

                                                                                        

 

Negative words are not health promoting communication tools.

Negative words promote disorder and illnesses; throw them out of your life

Studies show that your health and healing is happening every moment in your day.

Pursuit of Perfection! Causing Health Issues?

Is the Pursuit of Perfection – Making You Sick?                           Improve your life journey into Healing & Health Promotion.

When it comes to humans there is some reason that people think there is a perfect way to accomplish something – a task, a life, health, parenting, cooking, shopping, exercising, weight, work chores, etc. etc.
People are making themselves sick over some goal for Perfection!

No……………………
No Perfect Humans
No Perfect Mother
No Perfect Father
No Perfect Family
No Perfect Country
No Perfect Government
No Perfect Health
No Perfect World
It is time to STOP with the obsession of Being Perfect!

In the learning and sharing of being humans one is able to move into and through the healing process.
Choosing healthy life style ways for mind, body, spirit, and environment allows for the care of self.

Your everyday choices allow you to begin again each time you awake. Not for perfection – For health

That is the joy of life-the treasure of a new day!

 
                                                                        

Health Is Not Perfection or Magic

The Quest for perfection-is it killing us?  The Stress of Perfectionism.
“As humans, we mature by encountering resistance. We learn by making mistakes. True beauty only becomes visible in relation to the proverbial beauty spot. We become unique through our little flaws, not through a quest for perfection.”
http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/giovanni-maio–2/6629-the-quest-for-human-perfection
                                                                           

Laughter Can Help

Using laughter to look at life as not perfect is something Andrew Weil, MD suggests putting joy in our day.
 http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03232/Laughter-Makes-You-Happy.html
      Health Empowerment Progresses Through Lifestyle Choices  
      Start a Healing & Health Plan Today

What can I Do for My Health & Wellness?

 

Take Action Today……….You Hold the Power in Your Daily Choices

One choice from each category can become a way to empower your health and assist your healing!

Start Today to build your plan…to take your actions toward Health Empowerment!

Dr. Smith suggests start today!

Make a health plan and begin your lifestyle  changes and health promoting choices today.

Promoting Healthy Systems for Breast Health

Prevention a path to stop cancer before it occurs.

Prevention of cancers starts with a healthy immune system and the lymphatic system being able to rid the tissues of toxins that can accumulate.  Using foods for prevention and health promotion.

                                                         
What are you doing to create and promote your healthy Self?  Start a Healing and Health Plan today.
By concentrating on a healthy diet one can help the body in its efforts to heal itself, and in some cases, particular foods can lessen the risks of serious illness.
According to Andrew Weil, MD here are a few excellent ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.

Dr. Weil gives suggestions to help discover healthier food choices at                     http://www.drweil.com/
Avoid polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils and all foods that might contain trans-fatty acids (such as deep-fried foods).
Increase omega-3 fatty acid intake by eating more cold-water oily fish, freshly ground flax-seed and walnuts.
Reduce consumption of animal foods and try replacing them with plant-based foods; kale, spinach, collard greens, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables.
Use hormone-free, organically produced products whenever possible.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and beans and lentils are loaded with cancer-fighting fiber and healthy protein.
Eat shiitake, enokidake, maitake and oyster mushrooms frequently.  

Drink green tea daily.
For even more nutrition tips Dr. Pepi can be found at                          http://www.drpepi.com/health-tips/c/nutrition/
Find out which foods have less chemical residue by looking to the Environmental Working Group Organization at http://www.ewg.org/

Environmental causes of breast cancer!

Discover  more about health and taking action

http://www.bcaction.org/our-take-on-breast-cancer/environment/#sthash.linjunYQ.dpuf

“A growing body of evidence from experimental, body burden and ecological research indicates that […]

Using Food for Health & Healing Greens & Fruit Drinks

Using local and organic greens is the healthiest way to begin a healing health plan.

Greens and fruits are wonderful gifts of Mother Nature and can assist in the promoting of healing and health to each of us. One of the easiest ways to incorporate a large variety of these health promoting greens into our daily routines is to begin learning how to make and enjoy the greens smoothie or greens drinks!
Eating seasonally, as suggested by Elson M. Haas, MD & Buck Levin, PhD, RD in their book, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The complete guide to diet and nutritional medicine,  is the best way to use food as medicine to help build a strong immune system.  Our health and healing has much to do with how we live our daily life.

Building and strengthening your  immune system incorporates the Whole You,the mind, body, and spirit including your environment  to assist you on your health and healing journey.
These recipes can be simple drinks to introduce their healing properties into your life style choices for healing and health promotion. Beginning with 40% greens and 60% fruits can help to transition to these terrific health drinks. Then slowly progress to 60% greens and 40% fruits.
Finding basic balance is what Victoria Boutenko from www.rawfamily.com suggests:
Beginners Smoothie
1 banana
1 cup organic kale & spinach
1 cup fresh water
Put all in power blender Yields 1 quart
By adding different greens one obtains different tastes and wonderful healing properties from the plants.
Try mixing any of the following greens: dandelion greens, celery, cabbages, sorrel, beet, bokchoy leaves.

The varieties of greens are  endless.

                                                         

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Activity – Movement – Motion

Walking & Biking

Moving  is an activity that most  humans do each day. Whether one refers to this  formally as exercises  for  health promotion  or enjoyment of  gardening and walking each day,  this is a lifestyle choice  that is necessary to support one’s health and healing.

Using various activities of moving throughout your day is  a way to assist the heart and lymphatic system to implement  better circulation, the  nervous system to find calmness, and to assist digestion.  When you  get up and move you are  making a healthy lifestyle choice.

A great activity for moving about is to get yourself, and children, involved in gardening. Healthy foods and excercise.

Or choose fun activities like dancing, swimming, or  learn Tai Chi as a more gentle way to help with healing and health promotion in your daily life.  These can become a social or an individual pursuit, whichever works for your life.

The health empowering idea is to get up and move.

Water Aerobics can be a fun way to help unwind and strengthen the breath.

Tai Chi

There are many DVDs or classes both on line and perhaps in your area (i.e.YMCA) that can help you to learn this gentle way of moving the body and assisting in your healing process.

Here is a link to certified instructors  for easy Tai Chi movements for all ages. This is a quick video to introduce you to a simple movement for balance and better health.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNtWqDxwwMg   or     http://taichihealthproducts.org/

When the human body is active with movements that are enjoyed the health benefits can be amazing, and the healing process is assisted , for example, from  the joy of  dance.  Freedom of moving can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Researchers have been informing us for years that […]

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    Finding Your Way to Health ~ Healing is A Journey – A Way of Life.

Finding Your Way to Health ~ Healing is A Journey – A Way of Life.

Begin Today ~ to Repair-Renew-Rejuvenate  
Making the choice to grow and heal, rather than to age into chronic diseases, is a decision we each make in our lives.
Your intuitive Self is always there with you, watching and helping as you move through your hectic daily life.
Some refer to this as Inner-Wisdom or the Great Healer with which we are each born.
The life energy is called many different names:  life force energy, soul, life essence,  Chi,  Ki, or God are just a few.
This healer within is the Inner Self that is assisting and protecting as we make decisions in life.
Symptoms Our Health Communicators
Symptoms are the language spoken by the Inner Healer; whether these are physical health related or mental anxiety depends on where our disruptions are happening and the stage of our life and healing journey.
For me, deciding to pursue a PhD in Natural Health was the best direction to empower my personal health and healing goals.
I began my college career at 40 years of age.  I began with learning about children’s developmental stages and then women’s concerns is where my studies continued ending with a degree in Women’s Studies. Furthering my academic career with a Bachelors Degree in Developmental Psychology in human development gave me an overview of one’s health also . Then to add to my knowledge base I found it important to find out how we progress and develop in communication skills  by obtaining my Masters Degree in Communication.
With my own aging process moving forward I knew  I needed to know how and where does ill-health and chronic disease come from and why doctors insisted on putting a label to these symptoms thereby trying to find a disease or two for me. […]

Building Health – With Dietary Choices

Doctors of the Future – Here Now
“The doctor of the future will treat (her) his patients with proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”  Thomas A. Edison revealed this long ago as the best way for healing and health promotion. 
Food IS Medicine
By making a choice to eat organic and seasonal vegetables, fruits, and leafy greens you are assisting in building health, in cell repair and renewal as these foods replenish one’s mind, body, spirit, and environment.
  Medicine that has healthy side effects!
Try introducing yourself to a new vegetable or fruit this spring. There will be many varieties to choose from in your grocery store or local farmers’ market.
Eating seasonally and consuming more organic foods is important on your healing journey; it is also important to not introduce more chemicals and toxins into your digestive system. “Variety is the spice of life”.
Dr. Elson M. Haas also suggests in his book, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine, that one look to food as a way to rebuild health.
 Be sure when grocery shopping to find the following and include them for your healthy lifestyle choices.
     Produce: fresh and organic is best at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits.
    Starches: Carrots, hard squashes, potatoes, beets, and whole grains should be a minimum of 4 servings a day.
   Calcium:  Include sesame seeds, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. If tolerated some dairy can be included, especially non-sugared yogurts and Kefir products.
   Proteins: cooked legumes, fish, sprouted legumes or seeds, eggs, nuts, poultry, lamb, beef or pork (less or no meats) some leafy greens for 2 to 3 servings.
   Oils: olive, safflower, flax-seed, sunflower, and canola are the best choices. […]

Environment – Within and around us.

You & Your Environments-Healthy Promoting Ideas

Much of your  environment is comprised of the air you breathe, your house, your work place, the products you put on your body, the water you use to shower, cook, and drink, and the world in which we live.

The World Health Organization describes our environment as “aspects of the human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment.”

Look at the areas of your personal environment that you can control and choose healthy choices for your own health promotion.

Choose these daily, and the will become a new, natural part of your environment.

Some of these choices are obvious: others are a bit more hidden, so to examine a few of the areas one should look at the foods and liquids ingested on a daily basis.

Organic and local foods give you the chance to know what types of chemicals or pesticides are used in their production, of course it’s best if you know the farmer or start a garden where you are able to grow some of your own foods. For fun and further information regarding local and seasonal eating to promote your health and healing journey, check out the site:

http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/food/SeasonalEating/Pages/introduction.aspx

Drinking water throughout your day is a simple way to implement healthy lifestyle practices. Using filters for drinking water promotes quality liquid to keep hydrated and healthy.

Body care products and their contents can either help or cause damage to skin and health. By reading the labels and choosing only those that contain natural ingredients, and not the heavy preservatives that are common in some commercial products, you are making a wise health decision.

For more information on how to reduce the risks to your health and explore helpful ways to […]