February is a difficult month for many people. Seasonal depression, winter blues or whatever you find comfort in calling the oh so common drop of your energy during the winter months. One of the best ways to pick yourself up is to implement a new well-being plan.
My recommendation for you is one I propose to my clients and is the similar simple plan I have been following for the past several years. The plan comprises eating a large, and I when I say large, I mean LARGE variety of Live Foods throughout the day. This is not only a salad at lunch or veggies on the side of your over sized protein, rather your focus is on the Live foods. Yes, yes protein is necessary you are right. But also too much protein and not the healthy kind of protein can and will make you sluggish. Not merely in how you feel but additionally in the potty department! Yikes, nobodies got time for that! Live foods will clear up the pipes so you’ll have a nice healthy potty life, instead of the alternative, over or under visits to the thrown.
What are Live Foods you may ask, well, they are foods that have not been processed at all, in any way. Rather, they are foods that have the nourishment of the elements of the sun, water, and earth. Fruits, veggies and Superfoods are the Live Foods that are jam-packed with vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals and contain energy that will sustain your body by nourishing it with what it is lacking.
Live foods and Superfoods are my go to’s for feeling fan-freakin- tastic. Salads, raw soups, veggie dips, smoothies, roasted, and steamed are some of the methods you can use to increase your intake of these powerful healing foods.
Exercise of your mind and body are likewise essential in raising your vibrational energy. A clear mind comes from a clean diet. Sugary foods and drinks cause the brain to overwork and fog over. Eliminating these energy stealers is an absolute must for your mind, body and soul to function at your highest vibrational energy.
“Despite sugar wreaking havoc on our liver’s, metabolism, brains and hearts, it still seems to be a very “acceptable” thing to be addicted to in American culture, whereas much as 80 percent of our food choices contain sugar” according to Laura Schmidt, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Francisco.
If you are feeling sluggish, down in the dumps, wintery blues or stuck on a fad diet trying to feel better, please take the advice I am offering you today, by adding Live foods and Superfoods into your diet and eliminate the energy stealing foods that have been dragging you down, you will find a renewed sense of well being and energy.
*Reminder that it’s always wise to talk to your doctor before implementing a new health regime, especially if you are taking medication or have health issues.
Energy Stealing Foods:
Processed food: All foods that are man made or foods that have been altered from its original form. This includes your packaged snacks and baked goods. Here is excellent information from one of my mentors Kris Carr.http://kriscarr.com/blog/seasonal-affective-disorder-food/
Carbs and Starches: These guys are good for you, however over indulging in starchy foods increase the bodies sugar levels which aid in feeling sluggish Think palm of the had size portions! Read up on the dangers of overindulging in sugary foods.https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/sugar-white-death/
Alcohol: Lowers blood sugar which influences your bodies insulin levels and organs especially liver function. Basically your liver cleanses your blood and produces bile that helps your body break down foods, sugars, medication and toxins found in processed foods. A fatty liver is a serious condition that begins when your liver is overworked and clogged and can also result in other serious health issues. Read up on the liver here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver
Soft drinks and juices: think diet soda drinks are better? no siree’ they are far worse than you imagined: Check out this informative post on soda and cancer. http://beatcancer.org/blog-posts/the-truth-about-diet-soda-and-cancer
Eliminating the energy stealing foods replacing them with Live foods and Superfoods are vital for your body to begin restoring and healing itself.
Whether choosing to go with conventional medicine, medication, talk therapy, vitamin therapy, or the holistic approach with a happy light, complex nutrient based food, herbal or energy medicine your diet and mind set will play a vital role in restoring your balance.
“Body energy comes from what your put into your body.To maintain your body’s healthy vibration, know what foods serve you, know how to manage stress, exercise and practice meditation. Spirit or soul energy comes from your faith and spiriutal connection” The Goddess You
Jeanne’s go-to Superfoods
Turmeric: With power packed nutrients it also works with your body to reduce inflammation which aids with pain associated with chronic inflammation!
Spirulina: Detoxes heavy metals, candida yeast, lowers blood pressure and is anti cancer!
Gogi Berries: Super antioxidant, high in protein, Vitamin C and vital nutrients the body needs for restoring cells.
SeaWeed: High in protein, minerals, Vitamin C, anti viral, anti bacterial, natural iodine, regulates hormone levels.
Raw Cacao: High levels of Antioxidants, packed with magnesium, calcium, cleans the blood, aids in digestion and is high in healthy fat.
Bee Pollen: Anti viral, anti cancer, aids in infertility, cleansing the blood, adrenal fatigue and maintaining healthy weight.
These are just a small sampling of the Superfoods I work into my diet each day.
Many Blessings for a healthy and happy you!