A special post on the Delicious Health blog this week – authored by extraordinarily gifted coach Alicia Marie Fruin, owner and principal coach of People Biz, Inc. I thought this would be very timely given we’re all still talking about New Year resolutions. So here you go – some real tips to follow through on your resolutions and achieve real results…
October 19, 2011 by Simla
Filed under autoimmune, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, health, hepatitis, holistic nutrition, immunotoxicity, multiple chemical sensitivity, newsletter article, nutrition, pancreatitis
October is National Liver Awareness Month. Are you ready to love your liver?
I love mine. Dearly. After reading this, you’ll love yours too.
About 5.5 years ago, when my health pretty much exploded and I was lost in the maze of conventional medicine, one of the complications I had was medication-induced hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Trust me, it sucked.
No thanks to that and a cluster of many, many other health issues, I was laid up in bed for months. I had to leave my career and go on disability for the ensuing two years.
Author’s note and disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only. The recommendations included in this informational article are not to be construed as medical advice and do not take the place of medical advice. You should seek medical advice and continue to consult with your existing medical practitioners as needed. This article is not meant to formally and thoroughly address ADHD or ADD, but some of the common symptoms and root causes shared by those diagnosed with these conditions as well as those with general overwhelm.
This is a delicious, cooling dish we have often in my family, in particular during hot summer months. Very easy to prepare, and very Mediterranean in every sense of the word: flavor palate, health properties, seasonally appropriate. Fantastic as a side dish or snack.
It will help steady your focus and mood, boost your immunity, nurture you with rich, health-promoting vitamins and minerals, and provide cleansing elements to help you gently detoxify.
Author’s note and disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only. The recommendations included in this informational article are not to be construed as medical advice and do not take the place of medical advice. You should seek medical advice and continue to consult with your existing medical practitioners as needed.
Feel like you wake up tired, stay tired, then dip even more around 3-4 pm, push through the evening, then gratefully fall into bed? (And maybe even have trouble falling or staying asleep despite all that tired-ness?)
June 9, 2011 by Simla
Filed under adrenal health friendly, autoimmune friendly, dairy free, gluten free, health, holistic nutrition, low oxalic acid content, mindful eating, no nightshade vegetables, nutrition, recipe, tricks & tips
This year’s transition from spring into summer has been a bit bizarre in many parts of the U.S. Many people went from shivering from cold straight to summer! As such, there seems to be one bug in particular that seems intent on making us suffer from sore throats and lots of sniffles, much later into the year than usual.
After two years of no colds or bugs whatsoever (thank goodness!) and after dodging this bug 2 times before (sore throat was creeping in but I was able to get rid of it overnight in both cases)… it got me. This week, I am tearing through tissues like nobody’s business and nursing a hoarse voice, which I tend to get with any cold. Bummer.
I was craving something refreshing, cooling, and perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having here in Boulder, CO this week. I don’t drink sodas. I don’t drink sugary stuff. I don’t always want to have coconut water or plain water.
A visit from a dear old friend I went to high school with (in Cairo, Egypt) reminded me of an old favorite drink I’d completely forgotten about: hibiscus!
Hibiscus ~ a flamboyant, deeply red flower ~ and its tea are appreciated as body coolers in natural medicine and the warm-climate countries and areas in which it’s usually enjoyed such as Egypt, West Africa, Latin America, and Jamaica.
We go around looking for the holy grail of “work-life balance,” and fail to find it again and again. It’s fleeting at best, it’s the promised land that seems as far away as ever as we paddle furiously towards it, trying so hard to get there.
We think that, if only we did things “right,” we could have this magical equilibrium between our personal and business lives. One that makes us and everyone around us happy.
By definition, however, balance is a state of micro-adjustments, not a single, perfect, static state that you can hold indefinitely.
April 30, 2011 by Simla
Filed under about food, adrenal health friendly, autoimmune friendly, dairy free, delicious health, gluten free, holistic nutrition, low oxalic acid content, no nightshade vegetables, nutrition, recipe, vegan, vegetarian
Such an easy, delicious breakfast or snack option. Spread over your favorite gluten-free bread, go at it with veggie sticks, or just spoon it up if you can’t wait.
Great for a busy, demanding day ahead. Will help give you a steady mood, steady energy, and keep your appetite under control!
Simla’s Avocado-Tepenade Mash
Makes 4 servings.
2 avocados, seed removed
4 TBS olive tepenade
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Optional: 4 TBS crumbled goat or sheep feta cheese
- Mash all the ingredients with a fork.
The Sweet Spot™: How to Connect the Dots & Finally Be in Balance with Your Food, Life & Work in 3 Simple Steps ~ Complimentary Teleclass on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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I am excited to invite you to my upcoming complimentary teleclass:
The Sweet Spot™: How to Connect the Dots & Finally Be in Bliss & Balance with Your Food, Life & Work in 3 Simple Steps