Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise

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Paleo Diet May Negate Benefits of ExerciseBy:Michael Greger M.D.

Much of the low carb and paleo reasoning revolve around insulin. To quote one random blogger, “carbohydrates increase insulin, the root of all evil when it comes to dieting and health.” So because carbs increase insulin we should stick mostly to meat, which is fat and protein—no carbs, so no increase in insulin, right? Wrong. We’ve known for half a century that if you give someone just a steak, no carbs, no sugar, no starch, and their insulin goes up. Carbs make your insulin go up, but so does protein.

In 1997 an insulin index of foods was published, ranking 38 foods on which stimulates higher insulin levels. What do you think causes a larger insulin spike, a large apple and all its sugar, a cup of oatmeal packed with carbs, a cup and a half of white flour pasta, a big bunless burger—no carbs at…

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FAITH: Step 1 = Action

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. faith-kingThis image is a quote from Dr. King and is one of my favorites. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase”.

What is Faith?                                                An online dictionary states; A complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Also; a strongly held belief or theory.

Concerning faith, many quote the bible, “faith means being sure of something hoped for and knowing something is real even if we do not see it.Continuing with the bible; it appears that the quality is of more importance than the quantity or size.”If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can move a mountain, nothing is impossible”. It’s not the amount of faith but the strength of conviction that results in action before the fact.

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Chakra Balancing- 7 Steps to Happiness

color chadra targetWhen I was in massage school, I overheard phrases such as energy healing & chakra balancing. I rolled my eyes and said to myself “this is new age huey, stick to the facts and tough it out till you’re done”.           Ten years later I said to myself ” those words didn’t taste so bad after all”. I have gained a genuine appreciation for energy medicine, CHI, acupressure meridians, and yes, chakra balancing.

What are chakras? The word means spinning wheel and was imported to the west through Hindu and Buddhist Yoga. Chakras are places where the nonphysical and physical bodies interact with one another. Their locations correlate to glands and nerve plexuses and are influenced by (and can influence) thought, emotions and behavior. There are 7 chakras along the midline of our body, each with its own gland, nerve bundle, color, sound and emotional constellation, as well as behavioral tendencies. Continue reading

10 “if you can” Statements to assess Your Spiritual Fitness for the New Year

spiritual fitnessMassage Therapists, Yoga Teachers and Life Coaches all speak of being spiritually fit or holistic, referring to the balancing our lives “Body, Mind, Spirit”. But what is Spiritual Wholeness or what does it mean to be attuned spiritually?. We in the West understand these ideas easier if we can compare ourselves with some ideal or target behavior.

In our blogging club (Creative Blogs Inc.) ,our Chief Blogger gave us an editorial calendar entitled “the official council blogs communication plan”. On this excellent tool we were asked to choose a theme for each month and then write on a different topic each week.

I have dedicated the month on January to the subject of spiritual growth. Its difficult to even say the word without triggering preconceived maps of how to even define the word.

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20 Years Later, back to the future in 2015 with T.S. Eliot

Back to the Future Shown here is the clock on the time machine from the movie “Back to the Future” set for the year 2015.Well here we are approaching that famous year. This year we are celebrating 20 years in the alternative health business. At Cumberland Business Incubator I was introduced to the concept of “Pivoting” which is the same as “to tweak”, as relating to a business offering. Our success today can be largely attributed to our willingness to constantly listen to our customers needs while adapting to the economic ebbs and tides of our area.

Twenty years ago we started as Natures Way Herb Shop on Peavine Road. Our business was retailing nutritional supplements and educating the public of their benefits. Delores was trained in Iridology which people found fascinating and helpful in finding a starting point for their natural health journey. Continue reading