Allergies got you down? Look for local Bee pollen if you can't find that local honey will work too. Start with small daily doses and work up. Why it works~Local Bees collect pollen from local plants so when you ingest the local pollen or honey you slowly build a resistance to the pollens and minimises the reaction in your body. Great places to look for this Farmers Markets or Natural food markets like Natures Pantry.
5 Nutrient/ Supplement Tips Here are some quick tips based upon recent studies conducted and published in major medical/ nutritional journals:
The glycemic index or GI is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels.
Carbs that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI.
Carbs that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.
Carbohydrates with a low GI (0-55) help you feel fuller, have more energy, and can lead to weight loss and reduced risk of diabetes.
In short, it’s about the quality of the carbohydrates – not the quantity.
High = GI of 70+ (Avoid). Medium = GI of 55 to 69. Low = GI of 0 to 54.
Generally speaking, use breakfast cereals based on oats, barley and bran.
Use breads with whole grains, stone-ground flour or sour dough.
Use Basamati or Doongara rice.
Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat.
Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables and eat as many FREE Carbs as you like.
Enjoy pasta, noodles, quinoa and eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing.
As I was going about my daily business today I observed something. You see I choose to walk most places I go because I believe you have two legs so use them. Unless it is necessary why not? We live in a small town and it's take a short amount of time to get most any place here. People now days however look at you with pity or think it's funny to see a person walking any place. They can't fathom why a person would choose to walk. I have even heard of judges looking down on those who don't have cars if they have children. Now I understand to some degree however in a small community really is there a need? I remember as a young girl walking or ridding in my bike EVERYWERE! What is wrong with that? If their is an emergency your going to call 911 anyway right? And how many people in America or the world don't have car? ALOT! Some choose not to and some just can't afford them. Can we really blame them for making smart environmental, Health and financial choices? I believe as Americans we have gotten lazy! It may take longer to get to your destination but the pay off will be big in the end really! There a so many reasons walking makes sense like, saving money on gas, saving wear and tear on your car, better for the environment, plus good old fashioned exercise. So why not walk the next time you have to go to the post office or the store for only a few items and the next time you see a person walking or ridding a bike don't look at them with pity but look at them as wise unless they are weighed down with a ton of stuff or look like they are suffering then offer to help.
Angella M. Trout CNC, RA
As a Nutritional Consultant and Lifestyle Coach I am passionate about teaching others about total balance in health and spirit. As a real life person with real life struggles.