Thursday, July 29, 2010

Amazing News

I just wanted to share some exciting news! I have my first sponsor as of today. The store is called Nature's Fare Markets. I am really thrilled to have them on board, they have been extremely supportive when I come in to chat and they have always listened to my stories. A wonderful company with kind hearted people!!



Here is the poster for the run!
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Running for stroke survivors

I will be running for stroke survivors and providing moral support to cancer survivors!

This is an exciting run. Being a stroke survivor and being able to give encouragement to cancer victims as well!!!

I will perform the run on August 1st at 11:30am at the corner of 200st and langley bypass.
Still in need of the following:
1.Runners to run the last 5km
2.Bikers to bike the last 5km
3.Driver to bring me back home (or it will be a long walk home)
4.Sponsor for financial backing (special foods for running,vitamins etc.)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Disease and Diabetes - Walking

The Power of Walking

Now I know from working in the hospital how amazing walking really is. I have seen patients get better and I have seen patients decline in health dramatically when they discontinue walking. So remember walking is a lifeline to our health. It truly makes a difference in how we function.

Reduce Three Risks with One Sweetener Switch - Health Tip - RealAge

Reduce Three Risks with One Sweetener Switch - Health Tip - RealAge

Here is some vital information on HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup).

Journey prt 1

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Story of Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics

This is a really great informative video about cosmetics and the chemicals they use.

Please share this blog link with others and lets make a difference!!!

What I am

Now there is a simple rule for loosing weight and eating healthy. In fact if you go by this fundamental rule you could change your health dramatically. I have used it to change my long distance running and the effects were surprising. My energy boost was huge. I was able to increase my running distance to over half of what I was currently running. To me that shows that eating healthy is everything. When you are pushing your body to the limit, your body will know it it is fine tuned or not.

1. Have a colourful plate of food. Make it as colourful as possible.
2. You are only as healthy as your fridge!
3. If you change your lifestyle you change your health.
4. Learn about your body and what is good for you.
5. Grow a garden, get in touch with nature
6. Learn to laugh - it is the best medicine
7. When confused eat dark chocolate!! lol
8. Learn how to pack healthy snacks so you don't purchase fast food
9. Teach your kids how to eat healthy
10.Sleep well, sleep is paramount

Chlorophyll - Why it is Important to Us

Chlorophyll - Why it is Important to Us

Though this is a lengthy article it provides some interesting facts about chlorophyll and its health benefits. It is something that I will be reading more on in the future.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Soft Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Soft Oatmeal Cookies - Yummy

Remember to substitute the sugar with stevia or other natural sweeteners. If you want to make this a little healthier add walnuts and salba. You can always modify the ingredients slightly.

Here is a list of substitutes.

Stevia with FOS. Stevia is a very sweet herb from South America that's available in powder and liquid form at health-food stores. FOS stands for fruit ogiliosaccharides, which are beneficial for and support healthy intestinal bacteria, or flora. Stevia with FOS is a nonnutritive powder found at health-food stores or in the health-food section of your grocery store. Be careful—a little goes a long way.

Single blossom honey, such as red clover honey, or orange blossom honey is low-glycemic. You can comfortably use this to sweeten your beverages. The same with Agave nectar. Both, however, are high-caloric and high-carbohydrate, so use sparingly.

Xylitol, known as birch sugar, can be used for baking and sweetening beverages. Xylitol is low-glycemic and healthy for you. It doesn't cause blood sugar imbalances or yeast overgrowth like table sugar. It's thought to promote bone health and prevent tooth decay and plaque buildup. The only drawback is that if you eat too much, you could experience gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhea. But then, if you're eating 0-5, you won't be eating too much.

Fructose is a natural low-glycemic sugar that's found in fruit. You can also find it in granulated form at health-food stores. Fructose is sweeter than regular table sugar, so you need less. Research indicates that ingesting lots of fructose, as in drinking sodas and beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, and using processed foods, such as syrups and candy that contain high-fructose corn syrup, can elevate the lipids that increase heart disease. So stay away from those syrupy and sweet processed foods. But you're fine eating fruit and using fructose sparingly as a sweetener and for baking.

Sucrose, or regular table sugar, is medium-glycemic and fine for most people if you consume small amounts, as in sweetening your coffee. Eating large amounts, for instance, in candy and baked goods, isn't on your eating plan, and eating large amounts of anything will ruin your 0-5 eating.

Have I Chosen

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Friday, July 16, 2010

WHFoods: Cabbage


Cabbage is rich in the following nutrients:

Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes.

Vitamin C: an all important anti-oxidant and helps the mitochondria to burn fat.

Vitamin E: a fat soluble anti-oxidant which plays a role in skin integrity.

Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy metabolism.

Vitamin K: Vitamin K's primary function is to regulate normal blood clotting

For stroke survivors I would be careful not to over indulge with this powerful food. Make sure you eat foods that thin your blood as well. Remember keep a healthy balance!

Morning Light

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

War Time


War is a sad truth of society and of history. I wish we could accept each other as we are and live with grace and mercy. It truly shows that it takes great strength and valor to love and not hate.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Perfect 10

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If I

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9 Extraordinary Uses for Bananas

9 Extraordinary Uses for Bananas | Household Item Uses | Reader's Digest

I have used some of these ideas already and they do work. I blend my peels in a blender and pour them around my roses. They just love it!!

WHFoods: Bananas

WHFoods: Bananas

Eating bananas can greatly improve calcium absorption! I use bananas in healthy smoothies all the time. It is a great thickener and you can even use the peel, well that part you can't eat, but your roses will love it!! Wow, a product that has zero waste!

Health Benefits of Nuts

Health Benefits of Nuts

When I do long distance running I take with me mixed nuts, raisins and of course lots of water! Nuts have an amazing amount of protein. Read this article to learn more.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Remember This

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10 Health Benefits of Apples

10 Health Benefits of Apples

The apple is indeed an amazing fruit, ripe with so many advantages. Easy to carry around on a busy day. Get yourself a bag and start to eat healthy on the go. Take an apple, a banana and some mixed nuts (a floral of broccoli) and you will be eating healthier than most people do in a month. Why wait until you have health risks and physical limitations?! Take a simple step and provide for yourself healthy habits. If people look at you crazy for eating so healthy than so be it. Make today the day for a healthy future.

Share this website with others so they can change the way they eat and hopefully you made a difference in someone elses health as well.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Natural Blood Thinners

Natural Blood Thinners

This is a very informative article. Worth the read in my humble opinion. Check it out. You will get much more out of it than you would have thought.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

20 Health Benefits of Turmeric:

Here are some benefits to tumeric. With all things new, introduce them to your diet slowly. Let your body get used to it. Always a great rule of thumb!!

Easy Chicken Korma Recipe

Easy Chicken Korma Recipe

Tumeric is a natural liver detoxifier. In western society we heavily rely on sweets and often neglect spices as healing and complimentary to many recipes.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe -

Every once and awhile it is always worth treating yourself to a little desert!! I am sorry to all the health gurus out there but this is a have to!!

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

I can personally attest to the improvement of eating for healthy hair. If I have healthy amount of salmon for a month my hair feels soft and shiny. Crazy but true. Of course eating a certain diet can change the health of your hair or for that matter everything else in your body. So take some time and try these ideas. They really do work. I know! I also have tried many of these foods for my son. He was loosing his hair for a period of time. We are not sure exactly why but we believe his issues with diarrhea contributed to his hair loss. I gave him a healthy smoothie every morning and his hair started to grow back again. Healthy and shiny!!