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In a Rut? Create Your Gut!

and security of our food supply is not all there is to know in order to wake up and eat better. Of course, we all want clean good food. But, one of the most important concepts to help you wake up is the phenomenon of conscious metabolism. Experience shows that just as we can literally "change our mind," by changing how we think, perceive and interact with the world that surrounds us, so too can we "change our metabolism."There is much talk about how the body's metabolic meter, which ...

Got De Skills? Losing the Art of Knowing How

Recently, we heard a lecturer who spoke about the de-skilling of the Western population. Apparently, we no longer perform tasks that for generations before us were basic to daily life. We cannot build, fix, construct, process, and create as our ancestors did. This is definitely true when it comes to how people eat. These days, there are folks who can barely do more than open a package to heat something up, preferring to order in, carry-out or let someone else do it. Bad idea.Fact is, you ...

Kids and Food: Mistake Number One

The New York Times recently reported on 6 Food Mistakes Parents Make. Of these, one stands out for us: "Dieting In Front of Your Children." As we advocate, kids pay attention to what we adults, especially parents, do. If we are confused, erratic and stressed over what we eat, they see it. And then, chances are high, they will copy it.No amount of broccoli and whole grain bread shoved down their throats will make up for the fact that you're choosing to "diet," and maybe even eat a diet ...

Wake Up Your Body (Easily)

Three Easy Ways to Wake Up Your Body Right Now First, smile. Relax your mouth and turn those corners up Feel better? Yes! This will help send those happy signals to the rest of your body too. Try a sort of "game," where you remember to stop and smile. Try doing it in front of a mirror too -- what a difference.Second, make yourself long. Feel the imaginary thread running through the crown of your head, down your spine, and all the way through your heels. Just a few slow breaths, feeling ...