Tips for Living a Healthier and

More Enjoyable Life

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4-7-8 Breathing Technique

The breath is the bridge between the mind and the body.

Have you ever noticed that when you stop, take a deep breath and proceed with whatever you were doing it can change the outcome?

Breathing exercises are a simple yet powerful way to relieve stress and improve your overall well-being. Earlier this year I was on a business trip to London and was suffering from flu-like symptoms. It was not looking good for a healthy week, so before boarding I grabbed a simple dinner of broiled fish, brown rice and broccoli to avoid eating airplane (processed) food and to get more rest on the flight. Once I settled into my seat, I put on some quiet music and did 30 minutes of deep breathing along with a visualization exercise that focused on healing. I was able to sleep for a few hours and I arrived in London feeling just fine. Whole foods, mindful breathing, and rest are three simple things you can do to support your immune system.

So why not give it a try? The next time you are feeling stressed, or out of sorts sit in a quiet spot, set your intention and start breathing. Ready, set breathe...

"Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders."
Andrew Weil, M.D.

Learn the 4-7-8 breath technique

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Smoothies - A Refreshing Treat

Health in a glass

 

Beet and Avocado Smoothie

Beet and Avocado Smoothie

If I told you that you might be able to get your child to eat beets, broccoli and an avocado for breakfast you'd probably think I'm nuts. Well, I did. Yep, all mixed up in this tasty smoothie. I've made lots of fruit smoothies, and my daughter likes them, so I thought I'd try a fruit and vegetable combination. It's safe for grownups, too.

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Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Miso soup with a local twist

Cape Cod Miso Stew

Cape Cod Miso Stew

One of my favorite comfort foods is miso soup. Miso has been an integral part of the Japanese diet for centuries and the fermented soy products are the healthiest soy products that you can eat.

 

This version incorporates fresh local Cod and turns this lovely bowl of soup into a satisfying meal. Read more

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