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Raw Super Salad

There has been a huge gap in the last post on this blog until now…yes, and there are reasons for that which

I will share later. In the meantime, my daughter and I made a beautifully healthy, raw vegetarian dish

that would go well with many different things.

So colourful, yet simple and easy too!

Ingredients:

1/2 head Cabbage
1/2 head Red Cabbage
6-8 Carrots
1 Pomegranate

Chop/slice or shred cabbage to bite size pieces, coleslaw style. Peel and grate the carrots.

Mix well so that the colours and vegetables are mixed well together. Open and tap pomegranate seeds

out with a wooden spoon into a bowl. Or check out the video below for another quick, easy,

non-messy

way to do it. Then sprinkle the pomegranate seeds either on top or mix through.

This is delicious by itself, or if you prefer a dressing, here are a few alternatives:

Apple Cider Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Mayonnaise

Creme Fraiche (or Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream) with lemon juice and garlic finely sliced or minced

This will add even more health benefits with the lemon juice and garlic, giving the immune system a boost.

ENJOY!

Don Tolman Coming to Australia!

DON’T MISS DON TOLMAN!

I’m so excited to announce that Don Tolman is coming back to Australia once again thanks to my good friends at Fortune Events.

Don’s last Australian Tour sold out in record breaking time with hundreds of people missing out! So be quick to secure your seat!

Secure Your Complimentary Tickets – ‘Where Truth & Health Lies” with Don Tolman  –  Click on Link Below:

 F R E E   T I C K E T  –  D O N  T O L M A N  

Please Note: You must register each person individually under their unique email address. This means if you are booking tickets for friends, you will need to have your friends email address to make this happen – our booking system can only recognise individual addresses.

If you’ve seen Don Tolman live in seminar before, you’ll know that it’s one of the most entertaining, shocking, inspiring and life-changing events you’ll ever experience.

Could it get any better? Well, just wait and see…

At this two-and-a-half hour exclusive event, Don will reveal:

Why the industry of “Health Care” has been totally mis-named
The history of the Pharmaceutical industry and why Doctor’s offices are called “Practices”
Why “Symptoms” should never be ‘treated’
The true meaning of “Diagnosis”
Why your body cannot recognise “Supplements”
The wisdom of Wholefoods and their Signatures (“Signs of Nature”)
Which foods to eat to achieve your ideal weight and body equilibrium
How the power for you to create Health and Longevity for yourself is in YOUR hands…plus heaps of insights and amazingly simple tips!
“Where Truth & Health Lies” – Don Tolman LIVE and Uncensored.

At this fascinating evening, you’ll discover why the diagnosis of disease has become a multi-trillion dollar global industry based on fear and lies. You’ll find out why now more than ever you need to be informed. And you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to avoid becoming another disease or medical statistic.

At the end of this incredible evening, you’ll realise that the power for you to create health and longevity for yourself is in YOUR hands. You’ll discover why the wisdom of Self Care is as true and relevant today as ever before. And you’ll walk away with knowledge and insights that will transform your perspective on life and health.

It’s time to take charge of your own health destiny…

Come and join us for An Evening with Don Tolman LIVE. You’ll be exposed to the art, principles and methods of the ancients (your brilliant ancestors) and how you can apply these principles to your own life and health in today’s world.

Claim your FREE Tickets Now! Click link below:

 

F R E E    T I C K E T  –  D O N  T O L M A N 


If Don has so far escaped your gaze…

Don Tolman has spoken to more than 1,000 audiences in all 50 states of America and in countries all over the world.

His media credits include more than 50 radio and TV talk show appearances per year. He has been a return guest on the Donahue Show, Entertainment Tonight and ABC Talk Radio in the US and Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Today Tonight in Australia and the Good-Morning Show in New Zealand.

Do not miss your chance to spend the evening with the man that has been referred to as a ‘modern day Einstein’.

Self Care Xpress with Tyler Tolman

Want to dramatically enhance your life by learning keys to better health & wellness?

Come to a fascinating and fun-filled weekend with Tyler Tolman where he will share some extremely useful tips to implement into your life, while being proactive and taking charge with ‘Self Care’. Click on link below for more details:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I woke up early this morning to make a special treat for this evening for my sweetheart and special friends.  I had a little taste on the spoon to make sure they tasted ok : and decided to share the recipe with my blog readers…

The real beauty of this recipe is the raw, organic ingredients used and more importantly, the health benefits from them! As a fan of superfoods, these yummy organic ‘Bliss Balls’ go well either on their own, or with a nice cup of organic coffee, or a toast of champagne for a really special occasion like Valentine’s Day…..

Bliss Balls

Ingredients

1 cup raw, organic cashews (or other nuts if preferred)

5-6 pitted fresh dates

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 tsp natural organic vanilla essence

1 tbsp agave syrup

1 tsp raw organic coconut oil

dessicated coconut (to coat bliss balls, if desired)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients, except coconut, together in a food processor.

Roll into balls, coat with coconut if desired. Store in a container, in the refrigerator.

Bliss….healthy and natural……

Superfoods – Olive Oil

Olive Oil Is The Healthy Choice

Olive Oil is not only delicious, it’s good for your heart and helps to keep your cholesterol levels healthy. Studies show that the monounsaturated fat content of Olive Oil can ‘lower your risk of heart disease’ by reducing the total LDL’s, or ‘bad’ cholesterol levels in your blood. In contrast, saturated and trans fats — such as butter, tropical oils and hydrogenated margarines — increase your risk of heart disease by increasing your total and LDL cholesterol levels. Studies also state, despite the fact that all forms of Olive Oil contain desirable levels of monounsaturated fat; it is the ‘virgin’ and ‘extra-virgin’ Olive Oils that contain the highest levels of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant.

Demographic research argues that the high consumption of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean is the very reason that cancers such as breast, ovarian, colon and prostate seem to occur with less frequency than in the countries of Northern Europe and the USA where polyunsaturated fats (PUFA’s) are preferred over Olive Oil. It appears that Olive Oil does indeed provide a fat with the capacity to maintain a healthy body balance.

The coronary arteries provide blood to your heart muscle. The monounsaturated fats help to keep those arteries clear so that your heart can get enough oxygen and nutrients to keep pumping. Whilst you can get this health benefit by substituting other less-healthy fats with two tablespoons (23 grams) of Olive Oil, it is important not to increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. Virgin Olive Oil is better than more refined oil because it contains polyphenols that work as antioxidants to keep your heart healthy. Extra virgin Olive Oil contains polyphenols that can reduce inflammation and may help to prevent some forms of cancer.

Ideas To Include In Your Diet:

  • Mix Olive Oil with vinegar on  salad.
  • Choose Olive Oil over butter or margarine.
  • Add flavour to Olive Oil by infusing with garlic or other herbs.
  • Add Olive Oil to your smoothie.
  • Use Olive Oil spray instead of traditional cooking sprays.

More Health Benefits Of Consuming Olive Oil:

Studies have shown:

Countries where people who’s main source of fat is Olive Oil had the lowest levels of heart disease related deaths.

Increasing Olive Oil consumption in Northern Europeans reduced waste by-products of oxidative damage to cells, a precursor to cancer. Within 3 weeks of consuming 25 ml of olive oil a day by-product levels has dropped significantly.

Consuming Olive Oil instead of saturated fats significantly reduced the required dosage of antihypertensive medication required by hypertensive patients.

Consuming Olive Oil high in phenols actually reduces the expression of genes associated with atherosclerosis (the thickening of artery walls due to a a build-up of fatty materials such as cholesterol).

Consuming phenol-rich Olive Oil alters the expression of genes associated with inflammation, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

Despite being high in calories, Olive Oil is without doubt a superfood if it is consumed instead of saturated fat. It has a high level of vitamin E, antioxidants and is rich in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Olive Oil is even thought to improve the ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s. High levels of Omega-3s have been extensively linked to a healthier heart and lower risk of stroke.

In A Nutshell:

Olive Oil should be part of a balanced diet and the phenol-rich extra virgin oil, with its proven health benefits, is a definite superfood. Please note that well over 50% of imported Olive Oils labelled as extra virgin did not meet the required legal standards, so choose carefully.

Olive Oil has its maximum health benefits when consumed in its natural state. Heating olive oil, especially to frying temperatures destroys many of its beneficial compounds.

Running Injuries

running injuries

Now that it is Springtime in the southern hemisphere, it is typical for most people to want to shed the extra weight that they may have put on over the winter months.  It has been my experience in dealing with patients on a regular basis, that moderation is key and a plan and specific goals to work toward achieving helps assist in a successful springtime exercise program.  The other key to remember is what you eat.  Exercise without watching what goes in the mouth, will not bring the health benefits as doing both.  Same with only watching what you eat, without exercising.  The two go hand in hand.

One big exercise that is commonly chosen is running.  I have heard people say that they’ll take that up and get out in the fresh air, and the weight will drop, and it will look after itself.

Wrong! Running to lose weight and/or keep fit can invariably lead to running injuries.  I highly recommend educating yourself, doing some ‘homework’ and getting informed on some of the possible injuries associated with running. Then make a wise and informed decision if running is the best option for you.

Many Running Injuries Are Caused By Overuse

When you think about taking up running, or just starting to run, it’s best to learn how to prevent running injuries.

The Most Common Running Injuries

•    Knee
•    ITB (Iliotibial Band)
•    Foot
•    Calf

Chondromalacia, or Runner’s Knee is due to wearing of the cartilage under the patella (kneecap) when the patella is tracked incorrectly while running, causing pain in the knee.

Lateral or side knee pain is usually due to Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome.  This band runs from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee and inserts just below the knee.  The ITB is meant to stabilize the knee while running.  If this gets irritated, it can get inflamed and cause pain in the knee or band itself. This leads to ITB Syndrome.

Another contributor to knee pain as well as foot pain, is Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the thick fibrous connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  It’s job is to absorb the shock of the running motion.  Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue gets inflamed due to wear and tear, resulting in pain.  This can be temporary or a long-term problem.

Shin splints are usually caused by stepping up the volume of training too quickly.  Achilles tendonitis can cause leg pain and or ankle pain, and may eventually lead to rupture of the tendon itself.

Running May Lead To Back & Pelvis Injuries

Besides the injuries listed above, some runners may suffer from acute back pain, pelvis or hip pain, groin pain, and chronic back pain.  Running can also irritate the discs in the lower back, which may lead to things such as Sciatica.

Running Injuries Take Long To Heal

Running injuries may take months, or even longer to heal, easily putting fitness and weight loss programs on the back burner.  There are also the injuries that may lead to other problems that cause long term effects that can irritate other areas of the body.  I believe that it is wise to learn about the preventative measures so that we can make better choices and better decisions on the type of exercise we undertake.

Running for exercise is not for everyone – but if you currently run, or are thinking of taking up running for exercise, then the following may be of benefit to you:

Useful Tips For Preventing Running Injuries

1.    Strengthen the areas which are vulnerable.
2.    Buy and utilize the correct footwear.
3.    Use the Correct running posture
4.    Warm up before your running workout.
5.    Gradually step up your running program.
6.    Cool down appropriately to minimize stiffness and soreness.

Check with a health professional such as a chiropractor or sports massage therapist for advice that is unique to your specific needs.  Each body is different, so to adopt generic advice is not wise, nor will it assist in prevention or overall achieving of goals.

Preventing injuries involves listening to your body and basic common sense, so make sure that is Number One on your list!

Instrument Adjusting

I was speaking with a group of people over the weekend, and I’ve come to realise that there are people who still share a few untruths about chiropractic.  Let me share these 2 myths primarily, and shed some light on these topics:

Myth #1:

“Chiropractic care is only for back pain.”

This is just not so.  Chiropractic care can benefit a wide variety of health problems that stem from the spine and nervous system.  Old injuries, everyday wear and tear, stress (emotional, physical, mental) or repetitive daily activities can contribute to the spinal bones (vertebrae) losing their proper position and/or motion.  This dysfunction of spinal joints may cause pain and nerve interference in one or more areas of the body.  Any type of dysfunction of these spinal joints can be a source of irritation to the nervous system.

Myth #2:

“Chiropractic care is either rough, painful, dangerous, or all three!”

I would like to share with you that there are alternatives to what would be considered mainstream manual chiropractic techniques.  There are several other low-force, gentle, safe techniques that would be an alternative, yet with health benefits.

One of the main techniques on instrument adjusting is the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT).  The Activator Method uses an activator instrument.  An activator instrument is a hand-held instrument designed to give the patient a very specific, low-force adjustment.  The activator instrument delivers a controlled, light and fast thrust without causing undue strain to patients.  The activator adjustments are so quick and controlled, that the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and exact adjustment.  It’s so gentle and it is actually relaxing.

Activator Instrument

Activator Instrument

Another technique involves an instrument called the Impulse Instrument.  This is an electric powered instrument that offers specific, low-force adjustment to the affected area.  This instrument offers all of the benefits associated with the Activator instrument.

Impulse Instrument

Impulse Instrument

Perhaps there is an ankle or wrist, hip or shoulder, or hand or foot that may need an adjustment.  There are bones and joints in these areas as well that can benefit from an adjustment by a chiropractor.  This may not be well known either as chiropractors can be streamlined as “back doctors” only.

Conditions that have been helped through chiropractic care include, but not limited to:

Neck Pain

Headaches

Sciatica

Infantile Colic

Reflux

Hip Pain

Pain between the shoulders

Pain associated with arms & legs

Bedwetting

Pain associated with Pregnancy

I hope this sheds some light on the 2 very common myths associated with chiropractic.  Have you had an experience with ‘instrument adjusting’? Activator or Impulse?  Are you aware of the health benefits that can be obtained through chiropractic care?  Comments welcome…

Wellness

A wellness approach to health incorporates a variety of healthy habits for optimum function on physical, mental, social and spiritual levels.

http://www.wellnessaustralia.org

Why It Is Wise To Have Chiropractic When You’re Not In Pain

Many people think that if they don’t have pain or symptoms that they are healthy.  Chiropractic care focuses primarily on the nervous system.    The nervous system controls virtually every aspect of our body’s functions.  In order to be your very best, it is essential to have a properly functioning nervous system.  Chiropractic care can be a very important choice for a wellness lifestyle, as well as exercise and good nutritional habits.  Those who want to be at their optimum health add regular chiropractic care to their health choices.  The health benefits include more vitality, endurance and the ability to enjoy life to the full.

Chiropractic Helps More Than Just “Bad Backs”

Wellness and maintenance care are often thought to be the same thing.  However, the objective or goal in these types of health care are actually very different as are their results and benefits.  What is most important to understand is that if we want areas in our life to continue to function properly – they require regular maintenance.

Our car, our house, our teeth, our health, our relationships, and yes…our spines!  So in any aspect of our life that we are not applying regular maintenance (adding energy and organisation) over time it will breakdown and lead to a crisis.  If you don’t maintain your kitchen…crisis!   If you don’t maintain your bathroom…crisis!  If you don’t maintain your relationships…crisis!  And of course, if you don’t maintain your spine…crisis!

The vast majority of people today were not aware of the necessity of spine and nervous system maintenance from birth, therefore it is very likely that even with regular maintenance that a person will still experience the occasional relapse.  Why?  Imagine trying to maintain your teeth if you hadn’t brushed them for the first thirty years of your life. Of course you would need to go through an extensive process of correcting the problem first just to get your teeth to a place where they can be maintained.  Even then with regular maintenance it is likely that you would still experience some problems over time.

Let’s introduce wellness!   The main difference between maintenance and wellness is that maintenance simply looks to “maintain” the current state by adding just enough energy or organisation to try to maintain the current state. Whereas wellness looks to find even better states of organisation through a process of “constant and never ending improvement”.

Let’s use our kitchen as an example.  We can look to maintain our kitchen in its current state of organisation and over time we will realise that it requires more and more energy to simply maintain the kitchen in its current state.  Now if we use a wellness approach toward our kitchen, we would not only be maintaining its current state but we would continue to look for ways to improve the level of organisation, which in turn saves on the energy needed for maintaining it.

The exact same rule applies to every aspect of our lives.  If we simply look to maintain our car, our home, our health, our teeth, our relationships, as well as our spines – we will find that over time it will naturally require more and more energy to simply maintain its current state.  With wellness care we can continue to look for and implement new strategies to actively organise our lives.

When we look at this in terms of our spine and nervous system we realise that using a wellness approach toward our care is not only a wise investment, it is a better way of life.  When we look at what today’s research says in relationship to wellness care we realise that maintaining the spine in a wellness model offers our body the opportunity to learn new strategies for dealing with all the natural stresses in life.  In fact, people who have been actively maintaining their spine in a wellness model show increased healing and repair processes at levels which are not seen in otherwise healthy people.

Where do you see your health in 5 years? In 10 years? Do you simply want to maintain you current level of health or would you prefer to see your health continuing to improve every year for the next 10 years?