Friday 17 February 2012

Apple Cider Vinegar

I have to admit, I get a few weird looks from family when they see my disturbing cringe at drinking a glass of apple cider vinegar, but it is a small price to pay for the amount of benefits it holds for you. There are SO many benefits I couldn't possibly list them all, but if you are looking for an inexpensive and effective cure for one of the following listed in the rest of this post, apple cider is worth giving a go.

Saturday 11 February 2012

My top 5 movies to change your mood

Sometimes when I am in a mood, when I'm feeling a bit down and my mind won't stop replaying things over and over again (catastrophic, mind reading... etc), I like to lie down in bed and watch a movie that really moves me. I know they say its good to sit with your feelings, but sometimes you do need a break. An inspiring movie always seems to be a great influence in changing my mood. The following are a couple of my favourite inspirational movies, ones that make me smile, take me out of my own mind or even make me cry, sometimes our bodies need a good cleanse/ cry to make us feel better again :) I have also chosen movies that might not be the obvious choice for inspiration.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

What is Mindfulness?

Stressed out? too busy for yoga? no time for caring for yourself? overworked? sad? Well this little nifty technique called "mindfulness" may just be the thing you need. My first exposure to this now "trendy" form of meditation, was through a therapy group called Dialectal Behavior Therapy, or DBT for short (this is a therapy originally created for people with borderline personality disorder, to help them recognise there emotions in situations and cope with them in a healthy way). Previous to this group, I had never heard of mindfulness. It is so important to mental wellbeing that they do round of minfulness in between each DBT group and now rehabilitation and meditation centers have bought it into practice, to help the every day person relax, feel grounded and more stable. Following is a brief summary of what mindfulness is, what it is helpful for and a few little techniques Ive learnt along my hospital and meditation course adventures.

Monday 6 February 2012

Healthy recipe of the week

Yes, another glorious week has yet again arrived rather quickly. My weekend was quite interesting, I went to a lecture on re connective healing and volunteered to have it done to me. I must say it was quite a strange sensation, I lay on a massage table, eyes closed, while the teacher held her hands over me, I felt like electricity was running through my body, it was quite amazing. This healing technique is meant to aid in healing ailments you might have and has been said to have fixed bad backs, depression and even addiction. I wonder if it will fix anything for me? I'll let you know if it does.

This weeks healthy recipe is one from my favourite healthy Australian Chef, Teresa Cutter. If you like the meal suggestion, be sure to check out her website at the bottom of the post for many more healthy meal ideas :)


Thursday 2 February 2012

Healing benefits of spices #1

 I add spices to most of my meals, cinnamon on my cereal in the morning, turmeric and cumin 
sprinkled on vegies for lunch and paprika on my quinoa for dinner. I originally started adding 
spices because they make a dish taste a thousand times more delicious, then I started doing it 
to cut down on my salt usage, but now I do it for an additional reason, because of their health 
benefits. You'll be surprised at how many spices you have in your pantry, contain health 
benefits that are beyond your wildest dreams. Here are a few of my favourite spices and their 
healing properties.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Healthy recipe of the week

Sometimes when it get's to be mid week, I am tired and lack a bit of motivation to be very healthy. Luckily I always find that if I go back through some of my favourite healthy website recipes, that desire to feed my body nutritious and yummy food comes back. This will be a reoccurring topic each week of a delicious healthy meal that I find inspires me and, yes, I will probably make the dish I pick for dinner that night :) The recipes will be ones that I choose because they are extremely good for your health, mood, body, well being .etc  and I'll also add a little note at the end about why they are good for you. I hope this inspires the healthy desire in you to eat well.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Healing benefits of food #1

I am a strong believer in the healing power of foods. Making sure you are aware of what you put in your body is important, because food has the ability to effect your mood, energy, health, skin and overall quality of life. Try to make sure you have a diet with lots of leafy greens and uncooked vegetables, fresh fruit, fish and grains. I would strongly suggest you to eat raw vegetables whenever you can, cooking can kill the enzymes that benefit your body in such ways as helping it digest food, detoxification and rebuilding. The following is a list of foods and how certain types can aid in healing you.