Create New Habits for the New Year

New Year Sunrise

New Year Sunrise (Photo credit: joka2000)

Interested in making some changes this coming new year?  Read How to Make New Year’s Resolutions That Work from goalsguy.com.  I like the in-depth instruction and tools provided to keep you on track.  I also like 100 Things: A 2013 Daily To-Do List that also includes health and spiritual suggestions to include in your 2013 New Habits to achieve.

Help your children establish new healthy habits as well to achieve this new year.  Two sites I like with tips are brainbalancecenters.com and parentables.howstuffworks.com.

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Are you using daily affirmations to keep yourself motivated?  Visit my previous blog on positive affirmations to get you started.

Are you inspired to create healthy new habits along with your family?  Share your goals or stories about the healthy habits you want to achieve and how you will keep yourself accountable.

Have a safe and happy New Year!  May 2013 be all that you want it to be.

Coping with Chronic Illness

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Below is a wonderful book I came across that I would like to share with you to help you cope should you or someone you know be in a similar situation dealing with chronic illness.

The author, Toni Bernhard was a law professor for 22 years at the University of California — Davis until she was forced to retire due to her illness.  Her book, How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers, won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Book Award in Self-Help/Psychology. Watch for her new book, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow, scheduled for publishing in the Fall of 2013.

To purchase the book, click here.

Watch the video below about one woman’s story dealing with Lupus and successfully becoming pain free:

 

Interested to learn more about how you can naturally deal with your illness and chronic pain?  Read how others have done exactly that by clicking on Testimonials1 and Testimonials2.

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December 23 – National Pfeffernusse Day

Brings back memories of my mother baking German Christmas cookies.

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National Pfeffernusse Day

Five Food Finds about Pfeffernusse

  • Pfeffernusse is a variant of German Lebkuchen, or gingerbread.
  • Pferffernusse cookies differ from regular German gingerbread is that they are rolled into balls and then glazed with powdered sugar after baking.
  • Pferffernusse literally means “pepper”.
  • A traditional Pfeffernusse cookie will be too hard to eat without dipping in liquid for the first few days.
  • The cookies do soften with age and more modern recipe adaptations have been made to make them soft from the start.

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Today’s Food History

1675 On December 23, 1675, Charles II of England, issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses. The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.
A Proclamation for the Suppression of Coffee Houses.
“Whereas it is most apparent that the multitude of Coffee Houses of late years set up and kept within this Kingdom…and the great resort of idle and…

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Improve Your Memory

Did you know that vitamins can help improve your memory? Watch the following interview with natural health expert Dr. Mark Mincolla to learn more.


Also read Omega-3 Diet + Vitamins Help Keep Brain From Shrinking from PsychCentral.

Be sure to incorporate a diet focused on fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in addition to using supplements to enhance your specific nutrient needs.

Ready to improve your memory, check out the convenient Optimal Wellness Kit complete with a high quality Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin B, and Omega III.to help keep your memory in top shape.

 

Sugar…not as good as you think

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Sugars (Photo credit: QuintanaRoo)

I usually have many links with my posts, but only because I feel more information gives more power to make informed decisions.  I hope the supporting information provided below helps you to understand better why sugar is a danger to your diet.

Have you tried to stop consuming sugar or reduce your sugar intake? Wow, how challenging! I’ve been researching the effects of too much sugar in the diet and what I learned convinced me to stay away from it, but it is not easy.  What I learned is that sugar contributes to cancer, skin issues such as eczema and acne,  inflammation, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and so much more.

My reason for sugar consumption was for energy, you get that slump in the afternoon, visit the vending machine at work and yummy cookies, pop tarts, or some type of candy or other sugary product calls to you for a pick-me-up.

Who regularly consumes soda as their energy source? Watch the video below and you might rethink what you drink.

Sugar, The Dangers

Interested to find alternative options to get the energy you need, click here.

Following is great information from Dr. Mercola about sugar dangers.

Want to know how much sugar is contained in popular foods or beverages consumed and what your daily sugar intake should be?  The following article from Nutrition Action Health Letter provides this information.

Below is a video that clearly shows how too much sugar affects a child’s behavior.

So, with all this information about how bad sugar is for you, how do you start eliminating it from your diet?  Following is an article from Whole Living on kicking your sugar habit, Inflammation Intervention: Cure Your Sugar Cravings.

Additionally, Steve Nash shares how kicking the sugar habit has helped with his NBA career and performance on the basketball court.

Steve Nash, NBA Basketball Player on living sugar free

If you have made it this far reading the above information, what are your thoughts…will you change your habits with sugar or have you already?