October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and I wanted to go beyond the pink ribbons and charity walks. Prevention is what I promote and so key when it comes to vibrant health and longevity. Every disease has a root cause. Research shows that inflammation is at the root of most chronic illnesses. Cancer is a chronic illness just like…
I don’t believe in having just one day allocated to the toughest position in the world. Motherhood. Raising little humans is one of great responsibility although extremely gratifying at the same time. Before I became a mom I really didn’t realize just how tough moms had it. It’s been ten years since I lost my own mom. Ten years on…
I have been wanting to make something that would give me the satisfaction of methai (a popular South Asian dessert/sweet meat made with milk and sugar) yet without the dairy and refined sugar. I was surfing the internet and came across detoxinista’s version and thought I’d give it a try. I tweaked it a little, added some more nuts and…
It’s been a while since I posted any recipes here, infact its been a while since I posted anything at all! Well I just happened to make something really wonderful the other day and thought I’d share it with you guys:) I mean we can all use some inspiration for week night dinners and this recipe totally works because it comes together in under 30 minutes!
And bonus points because it’s nutritious too!
I am so excited to finally share The Eat.Drink.Pure 30 Day Jumpstart with you all!
The premise is simple. Eat whole foods e.g. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Take out the bad (processed junk) bring in the good (healing anti inflammatory foods, herbs and spices) and get moving at least 30 minutes a day. This can mean any physical activity. You can do yoga, running, walking, weight training etc. but do it you must, for 30 minutes every day. That’s it. 30 days of keeping to this lifestyle is bound to heal you of so many common issues.
Gratitude is crucial when it comes to your health. A grateful heart reaps the benefit not only spiritually but physically too.
Studies show a person who is grateful tends to have fewer aches and pains and is in better health than one who is ungrateful. According to Robert Emmons, a leading expert on the scientific effects of gratitude, being grateful has a host of physical benefits, amongst which are:
- a stronger immune system
- lower blood pressure
- better sleep patterns
- and the ability to exercise and be more in control of ones health.
There is a whole community on Facebook dedicated to gratitude and it offers motivation and inspiration to those with chronic illnesses and has seen the positive outcome of this emotion on their members. Here’s what Lauren Blanchard Zalewski, the founder of the group, in a comment on this article had to say about it.
Ok so this recipe is a long time coming! I have been meaning to post it for a while since I make it often enough. I just never got around to it but a comment I made on Instagram about sharing Khao Suey with friends sparked so much interest that I decided it was time to share my recipe. My family has asked me to post it on the blog many times because it is a favorite and a regular in our dinner rotation.
I am often asked about healthy snack ideas for kids so I figured I’d do a post to tell you what my kids eat for snack either in school or after.