Picture for a moment, if you will, a pile of garbage that has been left out in the sun and it’s rotting. It stinks! There are flies and maggots crawling all over it. Do you blame the flies and the maggots for being there? Do you try to poison them with chemicals to get rid of them? No, you get rid of the garbage and when the garbage is gone the flies and maggots disappear naturally. Today, modern medicine treats the flies and maggots. We have a pill for everything, but it is not addressing the root cause of the problem. It is my heartfelt hope that you begin to realize that you need to heal the internal pollution within you. The effects of toxins that you eat, drink, breath, put on your skin etc., create the internal landscape of your being. It affects your blood, tissues and cellular fluid and when toxic, as we all are, it becomes the breeding ground for disease and degeneration. The cause of illness is not because of germs, genes or congenital defects (the flies), it’s what is attracting them. Now busy mama, grab your “superwoman detox cape” and let’s get into ACTION.
Youth Regeneration Salad
The weeks and days of holiday eating are now in full swing. I know it’s fun to be in “Holiday mode” and a social bunny, perhaps nibbling on things other than the colour green – but let’s squeeze this beautiful salad into your day and your waistline will thank you!!! I know that you want to be leaner, cleaner, healthier so make Greens part of your day!!
(use organic ingredients when available)
½ cup baby romaine or spinach
1 medium zucchini, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
1 large carrot, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
½ cup mung bean sprouts
½ cup other sprouts (optional)
½ an avocado
Place all ingredients except avocado in a bowl and then mix in dressing. Garnish with the chopped avocado!!
In your vitamix or blender, mix together and then pour over your base!
5 sundried tomatoes- soak in water if they aren’t already soaked in water or olive oil – I like Silver Leaf brand
1 tbsp dried or fresh oregano
¼ c parsley or basil
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1 tbsp ginger root
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp Nama Shoyu or Tamari
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
Stevia to taste if you would like to sweeten it
Some Green links:
Salad is inspired by the EGD Recipe book.
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here
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The Anti-Cancer Body
Is Your Body in Motion?
Dr. Bouillet from the University of Paris states that exercise reduces the quantity of adipose (fat) tissue, the principal storage site of carcinogenic toxins. Excess fat is the “toxic waste site” of the human body, says Devra Lee Davis from the University of Pittsburg.
I have been in the fitness field for over two decades and what draws most people to exercise is weight loss, but I think it’s time to look behind the superficial curtain of weight loss for vanity and really understand that excess fat can be dangerous to your health. Your body was designed for movement and physical activity and unfortunately with the conveniences of life, we are not treating our bodies with the respect they deserve.
Physical activity is capable of reducing fat and taking with it its stockpile of contaminants. Movement is a prime method for “detoxifying” the body. YOU control how much movement you put in your day.
Benefits of Physical Exercise
- Modifies our hormonal balance, it reduces excess estrogen and testosterone that stimulates the growth of cancers
- Reduces blood sugar levels which results in the secretion of insulin and IGF (increases in insulin and IGF cause inflammation in your body and contribute to the growth and spread of cancerous tumors)
- Increases your immune system which protects it against stress
- Acts directly on the cytokines responsible for inflammation by lowering their level in the blood
Why do I add meditation to a lot of my classes?
- You sleep better
- You will feel less stressed
- Your life feels richer with more meaning
- Benefits your immune system
- Calms you down and allows you to have perspective
- Reduces cortisol levels and markers for cancer
- Allows you to get in touch with your inner self that most of us have trained ourselves to ignore
- Better regulation of blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation
Here’s a little workout for you….give it a go and modify where needed.
Starting position for Plank – open and close your legs with control for 30-60 seconds, rest 10-20 seconds and repeat 5-10 times. You can add in 8 pushups and 8 open/closing with legs for a bonus.
New to exercise – hold a plank on your knees with proper posture and breathe
Shoulder Press on one foot. Lift weight 15x – use whatever weight you feel comfortable lifting
Repeat exercise above (Open/close plank)
Follow with another round of shoulder press on the other foot.
Repeat Circuit #1 – 2 times.
Posterior deltoid with squats
Perform for one minute, followed by burpees (see below) for one minute. Repeat set 2 times.
This is an action shot halfway through a burpee!!! Either do burpees for 20-30 seconds, basketball jumps or skipping. You MUST get your heart rate up!!!
Repeat Circuit #2 – 2 times.
Repeat Circuit #1, followed by Circuit #2, 2 times
Circuit #1 – 2 times
Circuit #2 – 2 times
Circuit 1 and 2 – 2 times
End with some deep breaths and stretches. Check out this Stretching Routine
Check out these other workouts to enjoy!
Be sure to treat yourself to a massage which helps to decrease the production of stress hormones and increase the number of NK cells in your body.
Lastly, physical touch has a profound effect on the cells of your body – it stimulates the life force in human adults on an emotional level and biological level inside their very cells. To read more about this pick up The Anti Cancer book and read page 181 and on!
Learn more by reading Anti Cancer by David Servan-Schreiber, MS, PhD