Thursday, 30 October 2014
7 Signs That You Need Acupuncture This SpringTomorrow is the
first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don’t feel so
hot this time of year.The flu is—knock on wood—mostly behind us. Allergies are exploding. So, why do so many of us feel off
in the early days of spring?
You can kindly
thank your Liver!In acupuncture
theory, humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds
them. Seasons—particularly the transitional periods, when we move from from one
season to the next—factor significantly into how we feel.Each season is
linked with an organ system in the body, and spring’s system is Liver. This
means that the Liver, as it adjusts to taking over the seasonal reigns, is
especially vulnerable.When the Liver is vulnerable, the functions throughout the body for
which the Liver is responsible have a tendency to get out of whack.Eventually, spring
can become a time when the Liver and its associated functions thrive. However,
during this transitional period, when the Liver is still finding its footing,
certain symptoms commonly show up. Acupuncture improves these symptoms by
restoring balance to the Liver system.How To Know That You Need Acupuncture
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Wellness with Chia - the Ultimate Superfood
1 cup milk (dairy, almond, hemp, coconut etc)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 punnet of blueberries
2 tablespoons of chopped pistachios or almonds
Mix chia seeds with milk in a bowl. Let it sit for 10 minutes then stir again. Break up any clumps of chia seeds with a fork. Tip into food processor or blender with vanilla, maple syprup and half of the blueberries. Whizz for 20 seconds in processor. Pour into serving glasses. Refrigerate overnight. To service scatter the remaining blueberries evenly over the top with a few chopped pistachios or almonds.
Great for dessert or breakfast.
Maple syrup has fewer calories and more mineral than honey or sugar. It is high in zinc and manganese - essential for a healthy immune system.
Chia seeds are gluten free and anti-allergenic and loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals. Chia contains omega 3 6 and 9 and many phytonutrients. Chia is a great food for marathon runners - increasing energy and stopping leg cramps. Chia is great for your pets health too.
Lose Weight with Chia!
Chia can curb cravings and as it is hydrophilic (meaning it absorbs water) can make you feel full for longer. The chia weight-loss plan -
Ditch processed junk food, drink 8-10 glass water per day. Have smaller portions of food - trying using a smaller plate. Include lots of plant protein - quinoa, dried beans, amaranth, nuts, chia.
Reduce of stop alcohol, juice and soft drink which are all concentrated sugars, get moving.
Chia Weight Loss Drink
1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 1 cup water. Add juice of 1 lemon and sweeten if desired with Stevia. Drink immediately or let it stand until gel-like. Have this 1 hour before main meals or as a snack between meals.