wellbeing

Food For Thought

Food for Thought?

 

10 quick things to do to feed your brain -

 

1. Water.

2. Berries.

3. Polyunsaturated fats with Omega 3 and DHA like salmon, fatty fish like trout, seeds, nuts.

4. Cut out processed foods which contain unhealthy fats, sugars and additives like preservatives.

5. Dark leafy vegetables rich in minerals, vitamins and taste delicious.

6. Foods and drinks containing Tumeric.

7. Wait for this - Dark Chocolate!

8. Eggs.

9. Oranges.

10. Drink Green Tea.

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Let's Talk About ... Cholesterol

It is important to manage cholesterol levels as a preventative measure, especially, those who are predisposed to high cholesterol. As part of your holistic regime to well being, the onus is on you to manage/cut back on your LDLs by reducing or eliminating ingredients that increase LDLs in your diet.

 

Managing your cholesterol can be done by introducing some ingredients into your meals. These ingredients bind cholesterol with fibre and eliminate through the digestive system. Some of these ingredients contain plant sterols and stanols which block the body from absorbing cholesterol.

 

 

 

References

Butterfield, C., 2015. Lower Cholesterol: Reduce Blood Pressure and Stress (Life) Wilkinson Pub

 

 

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Bay Leaf By Dr Marilyn Allen PhD

Bay Leaf…

It is used to manage insomnia, chronic stress, helps low moods. If you are feeling stressed or experiencing a low mood, burn a leaf or two in an aluminium tray for ten minutes. The smoke will relax your muscles and help you focus better.

Bay leaf has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

It lowers blood pressure and the heart rate.

The leaf is used as a sedative, analgesic, anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory.

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Read To Empower Your Self - Dr Marilyn Allen PhD

Books, glorious books. Read something for at least an hour a day, preferably something positive to program and strengthen your mind.

Psychologists say that 86% of our self talk is negative and it goes undetected by the conscious mind. Listening to podcasts or audio books is an option, as well as watching positive programs. YouTube has such programs, Amazon sells audiobooks, Wordpress has blogs.

Minimise negativity in your life, for instance, watching programs or listening to people who trigger negative emotions in you. Be strong enough to live your truth, not be dragged into someone else’s toxic agenda which might drain you and make you lose your direction. Feed your mind and grow your emotions in a positive way. Never stop learning.

"Let your health be your wealth"! - Dr Marilyn Allen PhD

Nourish Yourself From Within - Dr Marilyn Allen PhD

It is essential to nourish your self from within. All emotions have their place, some, a natural response to what is happening, some to protect us, some to make us contemplate, some to trigger our moral code. Elevating your self worth and a strong sense internal support system is key to self validation and thence nourishment. Work on your positive thinking, well being activities, good nutrition, generosity and kindness. Though it might take time, you will develop inner strength and need less external validation.

 

References

Lipton, B.H. 2016 The Biology of Belief: Unleashing The Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. Hay House

Krunszyinski, J.,  2015 How We Start Healing The Hurt: Discover Self Love and Validation. Amazon Media

Miller, D., 2007 Managing Conflict and Getting Results Through Self Validation. Amazon

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The New You... - Dr Marilyn Allen PhD

Unexpressed emotions will not go away. They are buried temporarily and will resurface in much complex ways later. Look after your body holistically. There is very little benefit in looking after your body but neglecting your mind. Look after your mind and your body will look after itself!