How To Create Optimal Health and Well-Being: Lessons from Super Healing

things-made-to-happenAre you interested in achieving optimal health and well-being? Super Healing, written by Elaine R. Ferguson, MD, is the perfect book for you. Dr. Ferguson shares how you can achieve optimal health and well by engaging your mind, body and spirit.

You should read Super Healing if:

  • you are interested in creating optimal health and well-being
  • you want to engage your mind, body and spirit
  • you need healing in any area of your life.

I believe, but now I know

I have always believed that the mind, body and spirit work together, but I wasn’t absolutely sure.  Reading Super Healing convinced me that what I believe is true.

Dr. Ferguson made me a believer in the connection of mind, body and spirit to our optimal health and well-being. She presents the science that supports this claim. No longer do I just believe that the mind, body and spirit are connected to health and well-being, but now I know they are connected.

Super Healing opened my eyes to how amazing our bodies are and how the body can heal itself. Knowing and understanding how we can engage our minds, bodies and spirits to superheal is something that everyone needs to know. Continue reading

Stay Cool and Hydrated with Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles

coconut-water-popsicleThe temperature has been very hot in Georgia. The temperatures have been in the 90’s and the 100 degree mark is coming; it’s only a matter of time.

A coconut water fruit Popsicle is a healthy treat and is a good way to stay cool and hydrated on those hot summer days.

My daughter enjoyed helping make these Popsicle. I had never done anything like this before, but she was a good helper.

One of the things I made sure to do was to use one of her favorite fruits (strawberries) and colorful Popsicle molds.

Why Coconut Water?

Coconut water:

  • is low in calories
  • is cholesterol free
  • is fat free (the brand I used)
  • has less sugar than most sports drinks, sodas and fruit juices
  • is high in potassium
  • is very hydrating
  • helps keep the body cool

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11 Things I Learned on a Plant-Based Diet

inspirationEveryone knows that one diet does not fit all, but most people who recommend certain diets will swear that their diet is the best diet and that everyone should follow that diet. However, you never know if a certain diet works for you, until you try it.

I ventured into the world of eating a vegetarian diet sometime in 2005. I did not stick with eating a vegetarian diet for long.

In 2008, I did a raw food challenge and decided that eating a raw vegan diet was for me. Well, I realized in 2010, that eating a raw vegan diet was not the best diet for me. One day I caught a glimpse of my naked self in the mirror and was horrified by what I saw.

I was eating food, but I look anorexic.  I didn’t realize that I had gotten so small, until I looked in the mirror. I could see my ribs and I had lost muscle. When I caught that glimpse, that’s when I decided that I needed to stop eating a raw vegan diet.

I stopped eating a raw vegan diet and started eating cooked vegan foods (plant-based diet). I did okay eating a cooked vegan diet, but I noticed weight gain.  Today, I no longer eat a plant-based diet. I have added eggs and fish to my diet, but I continue to eat a high percentage of plant foods.

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