Breakfast on the Go…that Helps You Go!

Flipping Fast Food…The Healthier side of to go breakfast!

Smoothies, a great way to get all the nutrients you need first thing in the morning. Helps get your morning going; with the added fiber it helps get your bowels moving too 🙂 It can be your regular morning routine!

*First find a protein powder that works for you.

Here are just a few recipes to get you started!

 

Island Green

Blend until creamy.  Makes 3 glasses.

1 Cup Spinach

4 Peaches

1 Mango

1 Banana (can add an apple instead, if you dislike naners!)

3 scoops of protein powder

1 Cup Water

 

Fruity & Fun

Blend until creamy.  Makes 3 glasses.

3 Kale Leaves

2 Apples

1 Peach

2 Pears

3 scoops protein powder

1 1/2 Cups Water

 

Berry Bonanza

Berry Bonanza

Blend till smooth. Makes 3 glasses

1 cup Frozen blueberries

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup raspberries

3 cups coconut milk (can use cooled green tea!)

3 scoops protein powder

Damn Yummy

Flipp’n Fast Food…Healthy & Gluten Free Recipes

Hello Stomaches;

I am updating the “Healthy Living” page with a plethora of “Flipp’n Fast Food,”  Healthy, gluten free recipes that take 30min or less to create. I will have Youtube videos of each recipes as well, for those that like more bells and whistles!

Release Anxiety by Getting a Set of Balls

One of the top selling pharmaceutical categories in the US is anxiety medicine. Not only do doctors prescribe anxiety meds, the US population seeks help with anxiety via botanical, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, lifestyle changes, and various supplements. To help my patients and the greater public, I am designing programs to help with anxiety (plus other common issues) which shall be available online shortly. For instant gratification, I will provide helpful tips via my blog and website now!

On to the part you really want … I humbly suggest that we get a set of balls…not the type you are thinking! Aromatherapy balls!

1. Buy a piece of foam or a natural sponge about the size of a tennis ball.

Step one materials 2. Tie a soft piece of cloth around the foam. I suggest fleece, velvet, or something super wonderful to touch. We should enjoy playing with our balls.

Wrap 3. Put a few drops of Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Bergamot, or Melissa essential oil onto the ball.

4. When you become anxious, stressed or frustrated; whip out your balls and apply 1-2 fresh drops of you chosen oil and squeeze the ball rhythmically while you take deep breaths. Take a 4 count inhale and a 6 count exhale as the heat of your hand releases the aroma from the balls. The smoother these breaths, the better for your brain and heart.

Studies have found Chamomile quite effective at reducing anxiety.Add oil
If you would like to add extra power to help the anxiety melt away, say a positive affirmation such as “I am calm and in complete control of my emotions.”

Visit http://www.ptera-wellness.com for more helpful hints and downloads.

Health & Joy,

Dr. Susan Lundgren

 

Why I wholly believe that Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming can heal on a physical level by healing our emotional state, and the science that backs me up! ~Melissa Reese

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Has there ever been a time that someone said something in front of other people that embarrassed you so much that you actually turned red and/or starting physically sweating? Only words were spoken, but for some reason you had an emotional response that affected you physically. For some they do everything in their power to hold those emotions back as an attempt to also hide the physical response. The only thing is itʼs already too late; as soon as those words even started to come out of that personʼs mouth your body was already in mid process of releasing chemicals, and as much as we try to counteract that happening, our conscious mind is too slow. *See we actually process information from outside of us first, getting a signal and info to the heart, that then gets processed by all the receptor sites in our gut and then like a chemist our brain instantaneously tells our system which chemicals to release depending on how we filter the information. See our perception on the information is also critical because how we perceive what one is saying is what perpetuates our emotional response. By the time we start to “critically” think about the information in our conscious thought process, everything else is already done and on itʼs way through our entire system. That emotional response is stored in our cellular memory and in our mind. So, we can simply think about that past occurrence, remember it, and boom, we are physically reacting in either the same or very similar way, as if it was occurring right then and there, even though it was weeks, months, or years ago.* The only way to not react to that situation in the same way is to “let it go” or think of it in a different way. To translate, “letting it go” is a form of forgiveness, and thinking about something in a different way is simply re-framing it, changing our perception therefore our feeling, and our emotional response to that thought, that memory. So, how do we just do this? Well, the powerful decision making ability to decide these differences lies within us! Thatʼs right, we all have the innate power to re-decide, to think and believe differently; and sometimes we can only do this by letting it go/forgiveness, looking at the situation in a different way and maybe being able to laugh about it. Either way a different emotional response then overrides the previous one with more positive chemicals and thus changing how your body responds to that memory, thought, or belief. Have you ever learned information about someone or something that made you look at it/them in a way you never have before, either good or bad, and notice how instantaneously you change your mind? In a split second, now armed with this “new” information, it or they is completely different to you. Sometimes this new information can bring angst, anger, stress, or anxiety; however, on the flip side, have you ever noticed once you think about something differently, you are able to laugh at it or just let it go, and you feel lighter, freer, or just better?

Our body knows how to heal itself, just like when we cut ourselves and our cells automatically know how to form a scab, or how our body allows bruises to simply disappear as if they were never there. Sometimes we get in the way of our own healing, picking the scab or continuing to bump into that same bruise and creating a scar and more soreness. The same goes for when we choose not to let go of something, allow something to “eat us up”, and choose to never look at things in a different way. Maybe itʼs because weʼre stubborn, maybe itʼs because we donʼt know how or even where to start, either way itʼs nice to have someone else help us get out of our own way so we can heal the way we were meant to. Thatʼs where a Hypnotherapist/NLP practitioner or Coach comes into play. See, traditional counseling uses only discussion or talk therapy; whereby you are constantly bringing up the past, talking about hurtful things, and your body is then constantly having that same past reaction, therefore strengthening the negative physical response over and over again. In Hypnotherapy/NLP we work to help the client “let it go”, see it differently, and create a different emotional response; therefore giving our body permission to heal, getting out of our own way.
For the skeptics I recommend reading Dr. Candace Pertʼs book “Molecules of Emotion” as well as Dr. Bruce Liptonʼs book “The Biology of Belief”. These books are the science behind Hypnotherapy and NLP.
*This article includes information learned from “The Living Matrix”, “The Cure Is”, Dr. Candace Pert, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Linda Bennett, and Dr. Matt James.

More from Melissa Reese.

I am Bringing Sexy Back…Making Kale Sexy

Kale is soo sexy

I am bringing sexy back…in the form of Nutrition and Natural Health!

Kale is Sexy.

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Rihanna wearing Kale, photo from Esquire

I am taking kale back from the stinky, dread sporting hippy image and making it sexy. What is not sexy about green? Come on, we ALL know about green M&Ms!? Kale is more green than green with all its goodness– and talk about tantalizing! OK, yummy is not usually the first response people think when they think of kale, but stick with me here. It does not have to taste like bitter, nasty stuff you eat because it is kick ass and full of good nutrition.  Sauté it in butter and garlic, add a little Braggs Aminos and it is quite good, even better when you mix in some other things like some toasted pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes. However, the best, no joke, is when I make kale chips. People who have never heard of kale were pounding them down (see, not just crazy Naturopaths, hippies, and such).

Here is the really sexy part…good nutrition is good for your sex life. Chuck full of Vitamin  A, kale helps regulate the synthesis of the sex hormone progesterone, important for that loving feeling. Oh Baby! Plus Vitamin C for the synthesis of hormones that turn you on and get you all hot and bothered in a good way. If you were already looking at kale in a “come hither” manner there is more…Magnesium, 22.8mg per serving, is a co-factor in the production of sex hormones and neurotransmitters that modulate the urge below the belt. But wait there is more…you also get a wee bit of zinc and selenium- great for those swimmers and testosterone.

The facts on kale: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2461/2
Nutrition for a healthy sex life: http://www.naturalnews.com/023361_nutrients_body_life.html

Recipe:
1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup sunflower seeds (grind up fine)
1 tbs lemon juice
½ roasted red pepper (Trader Joe’s has it pre done in a jar)
1 garlic clove
Sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. or use a dehydrator 90 degrees

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Blend the oil. Ground seeds, lemon juice, and red pepper and garlic.  Toss kale in mixture to coat (or just glump it on to the leaves) Lay on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Bake for 40min or dehydrate for 8hr on 90 degrees. Serve as finger food.

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