The Health Show Episode #1 with Siobhan Guthrie

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So here’s an idea! What do I need to do to start using all the technology out there? There are so many possibilities now that just didn’t exist 5 or 6 years ago!

Embracing this technology in a new way that is both meaningful and gives you value, but also contributes in a way that helps YOU be healthier!  In easy steps!

I’ve been mulling it over for a few weeks now, and TODAY decided to just start!  We can easily put things off till you’re less busy, have more time, planned it, had my hair done, worried about sound (it’s OK), but I’m a recovering perfectionist that says, getting it DONE is perfection enough.  You know what I mean?

So today was …… drumroll……… Episode No 1.

 

Who know where it’ll go, but, and it’s a big but – it’s the direction that matters.  No doubt there will be some overwhelm but by stretching myself it’s the only way to grow!  Today is 6th September 2016 …. this time next year, we could have 52 episodes done already!!  Eek, did I just commit to one a week? Well, let’s see.  I want to provide you with valuable content, not just for the sake of rolling out another episode.  But for this, I will need your help.  What do YOU want to see?  What health questions do you have?  What’s frustrating you about health?

So in THIS episode, because I’m getting ready a busy five days of teaching from Saturday, I thought I’d share some juicing that I do to help prepare myself for the week ahead.  Juicing gives me loads of energy, increases my stamina, it also helps me feel healthier, because I sleep better, and awake more refreshed.  All ready so that I can be at my best for my lovely group of Diploma Students.

This morning we dove right in with a Facebook LIVE video, (so there was no stopping once I got started right – another way to get things done – make it impossible to stop, haha!) and I shared one of my go-to juice recipes that gets my day off to a great start.

Below the video is the recipe I use.

And if you have a question you’d like an answer to, just ask!

Enjoy 🙂

 

Benefits of juicing:

It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies  – much easier to drink 20 carrots than to eat 20 carrots!            top-view-1248950_1920

You’ll absorb nutrients better with less digestion, as the fibre has been removed

Detoxify Gently and Naturally – giving your digestion a bit of a rest is good for it!

Its a great way to use up surplus vegetables from your garden & fridge

A health digestive system = a strong immune system (80% is in your gut).

They taste great, and if you juice exclusively for a day or two you will start to feel the amazing POWER of juicing.

Here are the ingredients Siobhan used.  (one serving; double the amount for 2 servings)

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 rib of celery                                                                                  14199761_10153880477994786_3408595906910556438_n
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/3 Pineapple

Blending –

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Spirulina
  • a few Ice cubes

I am using a masticating juicer in this video.  It gently extracts the juices of fruits and vegetables and leaves the fibre behind.  The slow masticating squeezes every last bit of fluid and nutrients out of your pulp.  The blender then using the nutrient rich juice, blended with the avocado, and spirulina makes a very smooth, rich and tasty drink.

If you wish to keep your juice for later, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours.  I tend to store the juice, and only blend with the avocado, ice, and spirulina when ready to drink.

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Enjoy this fabulous, revitalizing refreshment! We did!

I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite juice recipe? 

10 days to Thrive – bed time – Day FOUR

Our 10 days to thrive challenge – Bedtime

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

 

 

Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

Do you fight with yourself to go to bed, and then struggle to get up in the morning?

Systematic Kinesiology Bedtime Procrastinator

Bedtime procrastination is failing to go to bed at the intended time.  Easy peasy right? Yes how many times have you not gone to bed when you said you would even though there was no outside influence or circumstances stopping you from doing so (only yourself)?   Bedtime procrastination is unique because usually people will procrastinate to put off something they find undesirable, sleep is not undesirable.  We enjoy it, we feel better after a good sleep.

It is not so much not wanting to sleep, but rather, not wanting to stop what you are doing.  You lose track of time looking at your smart phone, tablet, watching TV, or even doing chores, even though you will regret it in the morning.  I think it’s because as children we thought being sent to bed meant we were going to miss out on something.  Yet as adults we still rebel against being told what to do!

Sleep is very important for your body to recharge and heal itself.  People actually sleep better when they are well rested rather than when over tired.  Ever been so tired and yet frustratingly can’t get to sleep?  If you’re looking for the ideal time to turn the lights off, it’s 10.30pm.  This comes form Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Every meridian system which is connected to an internal organ has a two our window of focus time.  7am – 9am is stomach meridian time (which is when we “should” generally eat our breakfast).  11pm to 1am is our Triple Warmer focus time – which is connected to our Thyroid and Adrenals.  If you have ever experienced a “second wind” – you start to feel more energy late at night – that’s what we want to avoid.  Going to bed before 11am, so 10.30, will give your body the best opportunity to recharge and restore its energy.

Your happiness throughout the day and your energy levels are all related to the amount of sleep you get. Most adults need between 7 to 9 hours per night. Women actually need 1 hour extra than men.

Tips to get to bed on time Set yourself a time for bed to regulate your body clock

    1. Finish up on the internet at least an hour before bed
    2. Don’t wait until you feel tired and sleepy
    3. Have a bedtime routine (wind down to sleep time)
    4. Avoid alcohol and heavy food late in the evening
    5. Avoid over stimulating the brain with electronic screens (no phones in bed)
    6. If you can’t sleep, get up and leave the room then try again
    7. Daily exercise helps promote a better night’s sleep
    8. Make sure your bed and pillows are comfortable but supportive

 

Today’s challenge – maybe you’re not a bedtime procrastinator, but there’s something else you procrastinate over.  Make a commitment to yourself to go to bed early – make it a lovely ritual tonight.  Treat yourself to looking after you.

Look forward to hearing what you’re committing to over on the event page. Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

Join us over here: https://www.facebook.com/events/547394058759986/

 

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