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Enjoy Your Food – Eating is a Delicious and Satisfying Pleasure

"It is the mind that makes the body." - Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)Food is a delicious and beautiful pleasure. For some reason, lots of us feel as if we shouldn't enjoy what we eat. It's as if we enjoy eating "too much," we're being gluttonous or doing something unhealthy or both. This is simply not true.If we relish the pleasures of food, when we experience the flavor and sensation of what we are eating, no matter whether it's a special meal or a spur-of-the-moment indulgence, we do ...

Consider the Source – It Came From Where?

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. - Julia Child (1912 - 2004)To help wake up to our connection with what we eat, we must remember to consider the source of the food going into our mouths. The place the food was grown or made, the level of care and attention that went into it and the manner in which it came to be on our plates all affect the end product.This means that our grandma's organically raised chickens' eggs (espec...

Routinely Break Routine – Creatures of Habit and Habit Creativity

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it. - Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)Without question, we are creatures of habit. Even the most unstructured among us have certain patterns we develop around all aspects of life, especially the basics like eating, sleeping and, yes, "toilet time." We may rise at 7:30, lunch at 12:30 and turn in to sleep at 11:30... and keep this up for years. Or, we may eat cereal, whole wheat toast and jelly for breakfast every day or eat ...

Consume Living Foods – Gut Feelings Will Come Alive

It's not the bacteria that causes illness, it's the terrain. - Louis PASTEUR (1822 - 1895)Since the dawn of time, humans have been creating and consuming living foods. No, we do not mean still-moving chickens or wriggling fish or even raw foods that have never been heated. We mean all of those fermented foods that leverage the special properties that the microbial world can bring us. These foods include yogurt, miso, tofu, sauerkraut, cheese, pickles, kimchi, beer, sourdough, and dozens ...

Every Body’s Different – Work Out Your Own Salvation.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. - Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)The tricky thing about trying to figure out the best way to eat is, as obvious as it sounds, we're all different people. Some of us are short, some tall, some top or bottom heavy. Some are skinny as rails and some (maybe most of us) have a few pudgy spots. We've all met someone who eats and eats, but seems to burn it right off (which can be annoying if you have the metabolism of a hibernating bear). Some ...

Stay Flexible – It Almost Never Goes Like We Think it Will.

Photo by PinguinoWe cannot solve problems with the same level of mind that created them. - Albert EINSTEIN (1879-1955)The average person eats over 1000 meals a year, not counting snacks.That's a lot of food and a lot of time and energy. Ideally, all those meals will yield happy results. Since what we eat is converted into the fuel for our lives, we should strive for the best.Once we decide that we're ready to wake up to a happier and better way of eating, we're faced with the ...

Be Whole — Eat Whole Foods Even When Rushing Around (Especially Then).

We hear it constantly, "Whole foods are better."  It's true too.  Unprocessed whole foods – vegetables, fruits, grains , nuts, etc. – give us the best nutrition for our bodies and provide the least expensive, most sustainable way of eating . We like to call it eating our great grandparents' diet.  It’s pre- “Green Revolution” (the bad agro-chemical one not the happy-face- buy-spiral-light-bulbs one)) so that also means food that wasn’t sprayed with poisons (pesticides or ...