- Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:48
Years ago I learned the importance of fueling our body with healthy, good quality food when I healed Crohns disease. Years later, after experiencing issues with my foot, I learned my body was completely filled with inflammation and that took me on a much deeper level of healing with food. The being, that although I was eating healthy, or so I thought, the things hidden in my food had actually affectedmy health in a huge way. Not only was I filled with inflammation but my hormones were way out of whack also.
When I was diagnosed with the inflammation in my body I started working with my Chiropractor – Dr. Catherine Wright. She suggested I follow The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, MD. Within 3 days of following that eating plan the inflammation began to lesson, my foot began to feel better, and the swelling went down. I kept a daily journal of the food I ate and along with my weight. Within the first month of following this routine I lost 12 pounds and my husband lost 14 pounds. Now you can call me Skinny Sue!
Tips: I now only buy our boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Whole Foods and only when the butcher has ensured me that there are no additives of any kind injected into that chicken. My husband and I no longer eat in restaurants. We enjoy picnics everywhere we go. Our dogs love this because now they can travel with us more often. Of course we pack healthy snacks for them also – e.g. snap peas, green beans, and they love my homemade organic applesauce! No longer do I buy moisturizing creams. Our moisturizer is now organic coconut oil. I make homemade soap, body scrub and even our cleaning supplies.
As a result of spending the time to learn more about our foods, following The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, MD (this book is available for purchase under Shop > Book Recommendations ), preparing nd eating healthy I have lost weight, reduced inflammation in my body, healed my foot, became more energized, clear and focused, bought a new wardrobe, and created new memories on many great picnics! Now where can you find any negatives in all of this!
Please note: Whenever changing your diet please consult with your health care provider first. Both my medical doctor and chiropractor approved this healthy lifestyle change for me!
- Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:36
I will admit to you I am a very strong willed individual. I will also tell you that I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to. And I will also tell you that in the past, I always took the hard road. If I didn’t think I could do something in my life, an experience would come up to prove I could do it. Funny how my loved ones on the other side always knew how to give me the proof!
In 2008 I was at a place in my life as a spiritual life coach where I was doing a lot of radio and TV interviews and just knew it was my time to reach more people to help, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. Not knowing what to do, I made a request to my loved ones on the other side to guide me to the right person who would help me grow. Later that week I received a phone call from Jack Canfield’s office. Jack Canfield is the Author of the Chicken Soup Book Series and he runs Canfield Coaching. My website had just miraculously appeared on his receptionist’s computer. I cannot emphasize to you the importance of asking for what you want. By me asking for that right person to show up to guide me, my loved ones sure didn’t waste any time. Just after that phone call I started my training with Jack and his team. My life was about to change forever.
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- Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:45
We love this gluten-free vegetarian spinach lasagna in our house. It is quick and easy to make and pretty affordable. I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as our family and friends do!
Zesty Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna
- 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms,thinly sliced
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 can (28 fl.oz) crushed tomatoes
- 1 can (5 1/2 fl.oz) tomato paste
- 2 T. red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 lb. ricotta cheese
- 1 – 10 oz pack of fresh spinach finely chopped
OR 1 package frozen chopped thawed & drained spinach
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 T fresh basil, chopped
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 package of gluten free oven ready lasagna noodles
- 1 lb. grated mozzarella cheese
Garnish, if desired with fresh chopped basil
Sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic in oil using medium size saucepan until garlic is lightly browned. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine vinegar and pepper. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine in medium bowl ricotta cheese, spinach, egg, basil and nutmeg; whisk to blend. In a 9 x 13 x 2 baking dish, spoon 1/4 of the sauce over the bottom. Next use lasagne directly from the package. Layer lasagne over the sauce, always leaving at least 3/4″ space between strips since lasagne will expand during baking. Spoon another 1/4 of the sauce then another layer of noodles and then spread all of the ricotta cheese/ spinach mixture on top. Arrange another layer of noodles, then 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese. Finally layer the last of the lasagne then the remaining sauce making certain all noodles are coated to sauce. Top with the remainder of mozzarella. Bake in 350 F. oven uncovered for 35 – 40 minutes. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 – 10 servings.
- Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:31
The Match Makers
Ross & Sue London
photo taken by Paul de Burger
After I went through divorce with my practice husband, I honestly thought I would spend the rest of my life alone. I was a 38 year old woman who had been through 18 surgeries and had countless scars to show for it. I will always remember my divorce lawyer saying, “Mark my words , in five years you will be remarried.” My reply was “Not Happening!” For the first time in my life I was not under the control of a man. I could live the life I wanted. I could do the things I enjoyed. A huge part of me felt that if I got involved with another man, I would lose my freedom and identity. It was great to finally be my true self. Twenty-five days short of the five year anniversary of my divorce, I married my soul mate, Ross. My intuitive lawyer, Barb, later shared she had a very strong feeling come over her to share that thought. Was it divinely guided? Were my loved ones on the other side trying to tell me all was going to be alright in my life? Absolutely, but I had ignored it!
In order for me to prepare and attract my Mr. Right I had a lot of work to do first. After my divorce, I needed the time to heal myself physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Going through abuse and learning my husband had girlfriends during most of our married life was not easy to swallow. Growing up in an abusive, unloving home didn’t help either. I had very low in confidence and self-esteem. I knew I had come to a time in my life where I had to take time to heal all these deep wounds. I knew if I didn’t take this much needed time to heal, then I would repeat the past and experience more abusive relationships throughout my life. Every time I took the needed time to work on myself I saw miracles unfold around me. And I can honestly tell you, I was amazed with what events unfolded next.
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