"Let your food be your medicine,
and let your medicine be your food."
- Hippocrates (460BC-370BC)

Health & Nutrition

The words health and nutrition go hand-in-hand. It's impossible to be healthy without proper nutrition. Without a doubt it was proved in the film documentary, Super Size Me (2004.) 

Along with nutrition, there are three more key ingredients to health:

  1. Meditation / Prayer
  2. Movement / Exercise
  3. Preventative Care

Yes, it does seem like a lot to think about! Maybe even intimidating! Don't fret, it's an over-view picture. To gain control of your well-being starts with baby steps - literally! One change or addition to your daily life at a time. No rush, this is your health. Like the game of golf, you're ultimately playing against yourself; so is living well. If you "cheat," you're cheating yourself. Be honest and open to what may be easier to implement first, and what may take more practice.

Saving the children of the next generation is critical to everyone's future and it begins with the above. Having children with powerful immune systems and strong minds starts with us, the adults. There's a quote in the movie A Place at the Table that says something like: people [our children] are living sicker and dying younger. A true, disturbing observation. Let's change that.

Once you are taking care of your health, then you will be working towards, or have reached, a state of well-being... a place where you are in tune with how your body feels: acutely aware of what serves you well or makes you ill.  It's a wonderful place to arrive at, because it is a place where you have the power to control your health and happiness.

Health and Nutrition Posts

Affirmations and Quotes

Place inspiring affirmations and quotes throughout your home, work space, vehicle, bags or anywhere else you can find a place for a post-it note. By doing so, you learn these phrases so that the unconscious mind begins to automatically associate an affirmation or quote wherever you are without consciously reading it.

Avoid Artificial Food Dyes

Artificial food dyes are in just about everything - especially in children's foods. Artificial food dyes have been linked to multiple health problems...

Baby Formula (Homemade)

This stuff is amazing! It was easy to order all the ingredients. All the ingredients are whole-food (no synthetic anything, no chemicals, no artificial food dyes, no hormones - all wholesome, nutrient rich supplements to nourish a growing baby.) It only takes about 20 minutes to make 36 ounces. She LOVED it, and THRIVED on it!

Lunch Box Options for Kids

Ahhhhh! Getting ready for my little girl to go to Preschool, and I'm overwhelmed with figuring out what to pack!

Meditation

There are a variety of meditation styles, just like yoga practices and workouts. Everyone can meditate...

Milk Truths

Explore these websites and articles to find out what benefits raw milk will bring to you...

Nutrition

Nutrition can be an all-encompassing word. Start simple: Eat live foods: fruits and vegetables Eat protein: organic, grass-fed, or fresh caught...

Obtaining an Immunization Waiver is Easier Than "They" Want You to Think

You have the freedom to make health care decisions for yourself and individually per child. Popular media, the government, and the CDC would like you to trust that this new rule in Michigan is a completely new process for parents who are inclined to opt-out or delay immunizations. It's really not all that new... they just threw in a couple more inconvenient steps for parents.

Preventative Care

Prevention is the most valuable tool to be working with in regard to your health. Ensuring your body and mind are running most efficiently and effectively will keep you out of the doctor's office, and out doing whatever it is you enjoy!

Smudging Is Easy As 1-2-3!

Smudging can be a complicated ritual or a simple, quick clearing process. (I opt for the latter most often, and it still works.)

The Business of Health

I've listed just some of the many voices sharing the truth behind our food and drug industries...

Treating PTSD, Other Illnesses and Traumas with Yoga

More and more doctors and researchers are finding the benefits of incorporating yoga into a treatment plan for those suffering from traumatic situations and/or post-traumatic stress syndrom. One of the largest discoveries...

About Elise

I'm a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) rooted in the Hatha tradition, and the Samkhya philosophy; however I attend a variety of classes, like Kundalini. I’m living my dharma (purpose) by creating a community to assist women during the rite of passage into motherhood through the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual qualities of the yoga practice.

In addition to yoga, I'm a mom of two beautiful children and have many interests including Feng Shui, Reiki, alternative healing methods, harnessing my intuition and whatever else inspires me along the way!

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