Personal Notes: Greetings.
I just returned from a week in Charleston,
SC where I had the privilege to
take many yoga classes with my long time yoga teacher, Jeffery Cohen. He and his wife, Andrea Boyd, run a
wonderful yoga center – Jivamukti Yoga Charleston. They continue to spread the word of
Jivamukti founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life. It was a great way to relax and reconnect;
reconnect with myself and the need for inner stillness. Hope you found time to do the same some time
In This Issue
– Avocados read more...
Featured Recipe – Green Olives and Cream read
Featured Article – Fats
Tools to start the new year of right – Detoxify Self-Guided Cleanse Program read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read
New at Seeds To Change read
Quote of the Month The summit and the
panoramic view read
Avocados – Although technically a
fruit they are most often served as a vegetable. Many people shy away from them because of
their high fat content – but not to worry, it is a HEALTHY form of a fat and a little
avocado, because if it’s decedent nature, goes a long way. They are packed with fiber – 14 grams
in a whole one, they contain protein, potassium, B vitamins, beta-carotene,
magnesium and Vitamins E and K.
A great way to get in some healthy
fats! --- I know it sounds decadent. And,
it IS. It is wonderful as a dip on
endive or romaine lettuce leaves.
Green Olives and Cream
1 / 3 cup
green olives, sliced
1 ½ t sea
1 / 2
onion, chopped fine
By Deva Kaur Kahlsa from
the good, the bad, the reason by Brenda Jaeck
has become a nutritional taboo. People
often think if the eat fat it will make them fat. In actuality, fat is an important part of
the diet. It is needed for so many
gives our food staying power. It helps
slow down how food is processed in our systems; thereby giving you more
energy for a longer period of time with the same amount of food. It also gives our food “mouth
feel.” This allows us to feel
like we have eaten something. Think
Snackwells. These non-fat and low-fat
baked goods burst onto the market in the 80’s. People would eat so many more of these per
sitting than regular baked goods (often the WHOLE box) as they were not
satisfied because of the lack of “mouth feel” AND they had a mind
set that they were lower in calories.
Fat also gives food flavor.
Fat warms the body
– a diet too low in fat will leave you feeling cold –
particularly in a cold climate. It
also gives us energy.
So having said all that about the importance of fat – what kind of fat
should you eat or not eat. Eating a
natural, non-processed fat is always the best – healthy sources include
– nuts, avocados and olive oil.
Not so great choices include hydrogenated oils. These oils are highly processed and most
difficult for the body to digest and eliminate. They are in SO many foods – most
packaged foods contain some form of hydrogenated oils. How do you know? Read the label. Some forms of natural fats are not the
healthiest choice either – these include saturated fats – most of
these come from animal sources and contain cholesterol.
Fat is NOT a dirty
word or something that should be avoided but rather something that should be
sought out and incorporated into the diet in a healthy way.
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to Balance –How will you bring more balance to your life? How about a healthier, more balanced life
Are your health concerns
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with food from the inside out? Are you seeking deep seeded balance and
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of the Month
to climb to the summit to experience the panoramic view. ---
Co-Founder – Jivamukti Yoga
Where in your life are you
missing out on the panoramic view because you are not
reaching the summit?
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Helping you grow
a happy, healthy life