Do you sleep like a baby? The sleep of an innocent baby is blissful and serene. While we may be physically exhausted, mentally fatigued, and emotionally drained because of our diet, level of health, lifestyle, and relationships, the bodies of little babies are not toxic, their minds are not stressed out, and they are not on an emotional roller coaster. We could all take a lesson from the innocent babe. To sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream. . . For information on restful sleep, see my book “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health” available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Crossbooks.com, my website MorningByMorning.com and other booksellers.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month® in March by exploring new ways to enjoy the taste of eating right. It never tasted so good! Check out our healthy recipes to please your taste buds at www.eatright.org/nnm
Mealtime can be a joyful experience for your whole family when eating right meets tasting good and leads to improved health and well-being.
Stay tuned throughout the month for recipes, tips, helpful hints, games & quizzes.
Thank you, Tulsa, for a successful book signing event at Steve’s Books and Magazines today. I appreciate your support for my new book, Morning By Morning Pathway to Health. It was fun to visit with friends, meet and greet new friends, and sign my first book. We enjoyed the ambiance of Steve’s bookstore, old-time soda fountain, & friendly atmosphere. What fun for a relaxed Saturday afternoon!
The pathway to health is not always intuitively obvious. Misinformation abounds and the signposts are not always clear. Even when we do know the “right” way, we sometimes choose to take a little “side trip” along a few different ways and the consequences of those decisions may not be clear until we are mired in wrong habits and resulting degenerative conditions. Many people then endure years of frustration trying to find relief from a puzzling array of symptoms.
Now is the time for new beginnings, a time to take stock of where we are and where we are headed. Only when you understand the health needs of your body and the implications of nutrition, environmental, and other health factors will you be in a position to take charge of your health and chart a new course for wellness.
Find a health care practitioner who will educate you, not just medicate you. Look for a health coach who is willing to spend time with you to make sure you understand what is happening in your body and why it produces symptoms that bother you. Insist on baseline measures of key health components and measurements of progress and results. You need encouragement, assurance, and information to make informed decisions about your nutrition, your lifestyle, and your environmental exposures.
Your optimal health requires a daily commitment on your part and it will be rewarded with the faithfulness of God and the healing abilities that He has created in your body’s design. As you detoxify, rebuild, eat better, and exercise, you need a coach who is supportive and uplifting, one who will come along side you with encouragement, helpful measures of progress, words to sustain the weary, and celebration of results. Now is the time to get back on track!
We’ll surely have time for illness later if we don’t make time for exercise now. The most important “muscle” affected by lack of exercise is your heart. The best exercise for you is the one that you will actually do! Hop to it! Get moving for health and for life.
Our bodies have a way of getting our attention. Sometimes your body produces symptoms that suggest an action is needed to maintain health. Other times, often when you have ignored or suppressed the initial symptoms that all is not well (sort of like hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock), a chronic disease will suddenly require that you drop everything else and deal with it as your top priority. That is what I refer to as a “Wake-up Call” from your body. It means that time is of the essence and you must begin to address the deficiencies in your nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and other components of health immediately to reverse the course of a disease or degenerative state. You cannot ignore the nutritional needs of your body for long with impunity.
Subtle changes taking place within your body each day have cumulative effects that impact aging, health, or degenerative disease. Acute conditions may become chronic and begin to manifest as altered Continue reading
No matter your age, balancing priorities is often a challenge. When we try to put everything first, we end up constantly juggling and compromising our core values. To relieve the stress and strain of this predicament, keep in mind that there are five areas of priority that must be kept in proper order and alignment: