Blog... "Healthy, Wealthy & Weissler"
Berry season is here. Summer sunshine is everywhere and beautiful berries are bursting from the earth.
Yummy soda. Sweet. Bubbly. Cold. Refreshing. So satisfying when you're hot, thirsty, and sweaty.
I remember every summer as an adolescent, riding horseback into the woods with my friends at camp. We would gallop in the fields, shrieking sounds of utter joy. We would return dusty and drenched in sweat and couldn't wait to hit the soda machine. The sound of the bottle sliding down the shaft and the cold, sweet sensation of the soda would be the perfect finish to a great morning.
"Just as eating lots of green vegetables doesn't turn us green, eating fat doesn't make us fat." --Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Swedish Physician
If you've read my previous blog, The Skinny on Fats (Part 1), you may have already increased your intake of healthy fats and decreased your intake of sugar. If so, good for you! In this, Part 2 of the series, we'll continue to explore which fats support vibrant health and weight loss, and which are best to avoid.
To eat fat or to not eat fat... that is the question. But what is the answer?
For decades, you were taught that a diet rich in fats is bad for your waistline and general health. That eating fats leads to weight gain and obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease. That low fat diets are the only way to shed unwanted pounds and improve your health.
Were they right?
What are GMOs and why have they become such a controversial issue? Glad you asked. GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms.
According to Eisai, an 11th Century Zen priest, “Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete.”
Legend has it that the first teas in China were planted when the monk Bodhidharma ripped off his eyelids in anger for being unable to stay awake during meditation. On falling to the ground, his eyelids became tea plants. This enduring myth illustrates how monks in meditation throughout the ages have benefited from the power of green tea to increase their alertness and mental clarity.