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Diet and Nutrition

Blenders

These are the top blenders in the industry. They are high powered and make smoothies, dressings, soups, vegan ice creams and so much more.

They are an incredible investment in your health:

  1. Click to View the Vitamix
  2. Click to View the Blendtec

For a personal sized blender to get started:
Magic Bullet

Places to Food Shop

  1. Local Farmers Market
    This is always an excellent first option. The food is the freshest and picked closest to when you purchase it. If you live in Arizona, check out http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com for the market closest to you. If you don’t live in Arizona, search “Farmers Markets {your location}”.
  2. Thrive Market 
    They have discounted food and healthy products from name brands. Check them out at www.thrivemarket.com
  3. Natural Grocers
    They are an exceptional company with terrific values. They do not carry any products with GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and have great prices on healthy food.
  4. Trader Joe’s
    They offer healthy food at excellent prices. While they do not have the same selection as Natural Grocers, they have both organic and conventional fruits and veggies, plenty of pre-cut veggies so you can simply open the bag and eat or cook and great condiments we recommend.
  5. Sprouts Farmers Market
    Sprouts has great options and a larger selection, similar to Natural Grocers. They are also an excellent option for eating well for a great price.

How to Combat Snacking:

  1. Eat a salad or raw vegetables with a dip to start both lunch and dinner
  2. Keep lots of frozen fruits and vegetables and pre-washed fresh foods in your home
  3. Have cooked greens or soups with greens at every lunch and dinner
  4. Don’t eat after 7:00pm
  5. Have a fruit-based dessert after dinner, then clean the kitchen, clean your teeth and end eating for the day

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Environment and Nature

Toxicity Level of Personal Care Products

The Environmental Working Group has a database of over 69,000 personal care products that you can search for shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.

Each one has a toxicity or cleanliness rating based on what’s in it.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.WW0YisaZOMI

Air Quality

Check the quality of air in your city before you decide to spend the day outside.

https://airnow.gov

Toothpaste

Toothpaste should be without chemically derived fluoride (which is in all toothpaste). 

Fluoride calcifies the pinal gland, which has a huge effect on regulating the body systems-sleep, stress, etc.  It has been shown to lower a child’s IQ and have a negative effect on their neurological development.

It can also cause lethargy and apathy.
To learn more, google “Adverse Effects of Fluoride” or “Studies on Fluoride.”


1. An excellent way to go is to use Neem Oil and a Self-Dentistry routine which can be found here:

http://www.livinglibations.com/body-care/tooth-care

2. Tom’s of Maine—(make sure it says fluoride free)
Purchase at your local Sprouts or health food store

3. doTerra onGaurd Natural Whitening Toothpaste

Safety Ratings for Cleaning Products

Cleaning products can be extremely toxic. Check out this guide before using products in your home.

CLICK TO VIEW THE GUIDE

Safer Cell Phone Use

EMF’s from cell phone use can greatly effect the body.

CLICK TO VIEW THE GUIDE

Exercise and Movement

Sleep

Stress Management and Meditations

BOOK: Full Catastrophe Living

Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine  our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease.

Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing.

By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks.

This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list.

Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world.

 

BOOK: Mindfulness in Plain English 

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation.

This is a book that people read, love, and share – a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

 

Building Community

Meetup.com

Meetup is an awesome place to find like-minded groups doing things that you enjoy. They have options for everything from hiking and art to going out and exploring new areas.

Bonus, it’s free!

Mindset

Journaling Questions

  1. When I feel my best, these are the things I find myself doing:
  2. When I stop to tune in, the primary emotions I feel on a day to day basis include:
  3. In this moment right now, what do I most want to be experiencing? (Hint: It’s a feeling… identify what you’re feeling now and the way you WANT to be feeling. Then, write down the things you do that make you feel the way you WANT to be feeling.)
  4. If I had 30 seconds to share what I believe my life philosophy is, I would say: