Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Holistic Cooking & Nutrition Tips!

Holistic Cooking Tip 
Add Himalayan salt to your food and water to increase it nutritional value. A tiny pinch will mineralize your water and help prepare your stomach for optimal digestion. The human body requires approximately 90 trace minerals for optimal function. Himalayan salt has 94 minerals and can be added easily to your food. Salts that are rich in minerals are not white, but are various colors from pink to green. 
Traditional table salt lacks adequate minerals and can lead to an array of health issues. It also contains anti-caking agents some of which are aluminum based, which can contribute to heavy metal toxicity and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Consider eliminating it from your household. 

Holistic Nutrition Tip 
Consider making the switch to organic, free range meats. In his highly respected book ‘How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!” Paul Chek writes…. “Some commercial meat producers have begun research trials adding cardboard, newspaper and sawdust to cattle feeding programs to reduce costs. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials say that it’s not uncommon for some feedlot operators to mix industrial sewage and oils into feed to reduce costs and fatten animals more quickly” “The agency said the following animal diseases do not present a health danger to humans:
  • Cancer
  • Sores 
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Diseases caused by intestinal worms 
  • Tumors (In case of tumors, the guidelines state: “remove localized lesion(s) and pass unaffected carcass portions.”)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Smoothie Recipe - Digestive Drink

  • One quarter tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • One quarter tsp crushed cinnamon stick
  • One quarter crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/8th tsp crushed cloves
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • One quarter tsp seedless grapes
1) In a teapot, pour one quarter cup boiling water over cardamom seeds, cinnamon, fennel seeds and cloves.
Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and discard spices. Let spice infusion cool.
2) In blender, combine spice infusion, apple, kiwi and grapes. Process as directed until smooth.

Serves 1
Page 227 of The Smoothie Bible by Pat Crocker

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Live In Motion is going to Mexico this November
Puerto Vallarta Fitness Getaway
October 29th to November 5th 2011

A vacation like you’ve never experienced before! Boot Camp on the beach, Yoga overlooking the ocean, nutritious meals and much more!  

If you are interested at all please let us know. 

Your Fitness and Health Getaway includes:

  • 7 days/7 nights in a beautiful Italian style villa
  • Nutritious meals prepared by a Holistic Chef
  • Morning walks on the beach
  • Boot Camp style training on the beach
  • Lots of free time to wander the city and enjoy the culture
  • Freedom to participate as much or as little as you please2 organized adventure tours
  • 2 spa treatments (massage, pedicure, manicure or facial)
  • 1 special outing including a gourmet meal

For more details about this fantastic vacation click here: http://www.liveinmotion.ca/mexicanbootcamp.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recipe: Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

This is a great post workout treat. Enjoy!

Serves 2
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider or Apple Juice
  • 1-2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 2 Apples - Peeled, Cored & Chopped
  • 2 tsps Spelt Flakes (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Benefits of Smoothie Ingredients;

  • Cinnamon is a carminative, diaphoretic, astringent, stimulant and antimicrobial.
  • Cloves act as an antioxidant, anesthetic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, antiemetic and antihistamine.
  • Nutmeg is an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive stimulant and sedative.
Something to discuss: What is your favourite smoothie recipe?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Discussion Post - All are welcome to join in!