Practice what you preach!

Further to my blog last night, I managed to get some of the foods to help my joints into my diet today:

  • Salmon (smoked salmon sandwich for breakfast)
  • Banana (snack)
  • Avocado (and chicken sandwich for lunch)

And dinner (pictured) included the following from the list:

  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic

Along with chicken, new potatoes, carrots and Chia seeds.

I’ll keep it up and see if it makes a difference!

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20 foods to help joints!

So this past week I’ve been a tad creaky!  My knees have been stiff and my sprained ankle is still taking some time to heal – so I thought tonight I would have a quick look at foods that are supposed to help joints and see if adding them in will make a difference or not!

  • Top one was salmon
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Pineapples
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Bell peppers
  • Avocado
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sweet peppers

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Sources:

http://www.losethattyre.co.uk/the-20-best-and-worst-foods-for-joint-health/
http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/8-foods-fight-arthritis#9
http://www.sharecare.com/health/bone-joint-muscle-health/health-guide/manage-joint-pain-arthritis/best-foods-joint-pain

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Don’t give up

Even when it seems every effort is coming to nothing at the moment – trust that it will come together in the end.

Sometimes it feels like you’re doing everything “right” in your mind and your actions and you’re not seeing results but it’s SO important that you don’t stop even if you’re not seeing the results when you’d think you’d see them – they will come.

Trust in that and keep going.

If it seems like there are obstacles blocking you – see them as challenges to see how much you want what you really want and push through them.

You are what you eat – eat what you are

So the saying often goes that you are what you eat but have you ever thought of flipping it?

To eat what you are – to eat foods that resemble parts of our body actually can be beneficial for those parts it resembles! For example, walnuts resemble the brain and research has shown they can be beneficial to brain health, kidney beans – bit of an obvious one – look like kidneys and can help heal and maintain them, grapes resemble the lungs and can reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.

My brother recently introduced me to Erin Janus.com via Facebook and I love her site – she also has an article on this listing more foods, you can check it out here: 10 foods that look like body parts.

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Bloating!

I have been looking into what can cause bloating on and off for some time now and there are maaaaaaaaanny different causes but it would be good to be able to narrow it down without having to go through a process of tests or crazy diets to be able to determine what it could be.

Today I read a blog on mindbodygreen.com for 10 simple ideas on how to heal your digestion naturally

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Alkaline Diet – A random find

I was having a clear out yesterday and came across a folder that belonged to the previous owners and found a random print out of details for an alkaline diet – how random!  The content is set out very clearly and fortunately the website address was noted on the bottom of the page so I thought I would share it with you.

It sets out a good list of alkalising vs acidifying foods which is super helpful and an easy reference.  It also has a good index at the bottom of the page that provides some more interesting details on the affects of the foods.

Check out the website here:  http://rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm

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Healthy mind – Healthy body

Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘diet’ and ‘fitness’ side of health but something that is often overlooked is the state of mind, it seems though that more recently it is hitting the spotlight more frequently.

From my point of view state of mind is the starting point for everything else going on.  A lot of things can affect our state of mind, outside influences as well as ourselves.

I am always keen to find new ways to influence my state of mind – I obviously realise it’s unrealistic to expect to be in a happy euphoric state all the time but I sure as hell would prefer to lean more on that side of the scale than be miserable and depressed – why should one more realistic than the other?

I think the key is, as much as it sometimes doesn’t feel like it, you’re in control of your mind.

Remember you’re in control.

Remember to give yourself permission to say no to things that you know are just no good for you.

Remember you deserve to be happy.

Believe it.

Live it.