Archive | April 2013

How to Start Eating a Plant Based Diet

Last week, I watched the Forks Over Knives film.  This film has forever changed my life.  My family and I had already started eating more of a plant based diet but after watching this film, it gave me even more incentive to continue on our journey to remove all processed foods and meat from our diet.

green and red healthy food(Photo courtesy of theplantbaseddiet.com)

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Lentil Soup

As we are changing to a whole-foods, plant-based diet (especially after watching Forks Over Knives), I am learning so much about different foods that we normally do not eat.  One of those is lentils.  According to Wikipedia, “The lentil is an edible pulse/bean.  It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, grown for its lens-shaped seeds.  It is about 40 centimetres tall and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.”

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Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Have you ever had sciatic nerve pain?  It is very painful and is a constant, throbbing pain.  My sciatic nerve pain has been rearing its ugly head for the past four days.  It has been so bad that it has waken me up in the middle of the night with sharp, shooting pains in my low back, right hip and going down my right leg.

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(Photo courtesy of www.arnoldehret.org)

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Forks Over Knives Film

Have you seen the, “Forks Over Knives” film yet?  We got Netflix the other day (you can sign up for a 30-day trial for free) and I was so happy to see they had this documentary.  I truly feel if everyone in the United States watched Forks Over Knives, and made some positive changes in their diet, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and many other diseases would be a thing of the past.  I know this is a grandiose statement to make but I feel that this documentary hits the nail on the head with what is going on in the U.S. today and how we can make changes for the better.

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How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 4 (b): Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids and Happier Families

Are mornings at your house crazy like ours?  Do you run around getting the kids dressed, fed, lunches made and try to get out the door on time?  Do you wish there was a way to make this entire process run more smoothly and efficiently so you don’t feel like you are running a marathon each morning?  This session is called, “Taking the Mayhem Out of Mornings.”

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How to Practice “Love and Logic” Parenting, Session 4 (a): Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids and Happier Families

Limits for children can help to create a harmonious atmosphere both in and out of your home.  I really notice that my kids thrive on knowing the rules and knowing their limits.  When you know what to expect and know what your boundaries are, you feel more secure and happy.

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Best Unrefined Sea Salt

Do you still use table salt like Morton table salt?  You know the one – the girl with the yellow dress and purple umbrella walking in the rain?  Yes, we all know that one!  She is who we have all grown up with and is such a cute little girl, right?  She may be cute but the product she represents does not do cute things to our body at all.

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(Photo courtesy of www.maineseasalt.com)

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