October 23, 2014

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I Walk

Often times when conversing with someone the small talk generally leads to “what do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as Fitness Professionals, invariably one of the questions that comes up is “are you exercising?” Nine out of ten times the answer is ………….. … [Read More...]

Satisfying Nutrient Rich Foods

Enjoy A Higher Quality of Life

If my foods are nutrient rich, will I be satisfied with smaller portions? From the standpoint of your body chemistry, nutrient-rich foods will leave you more satisfied even though you eat smaller portions. The reason is simple. Nutrient-rich foods contain a wide variety and significant amount of essential nutrients, and do not have to be eaten in large quantities to provide your body with nutrient supplies.  Because a small serving still makes a large nutritional impact, your body can be … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Latte

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Ingredients ◾2 cups whole milk ◾¼ cup canned pure pumpkin puree ◾¼ cup sugar or other sweetener ◾1 tablespoon vanilla ◾1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ◾1 cup strong coffee, or 2 espresso shots Directions ◾In a saucepan, whisk together the milk, pumpkin and sugar. Heat until it starts to bubble. ◾Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and continue warming for another minute. ◾Just as it starts to bubble, stir in … [Read More...]

Ginger Tea for Kapha

Ingredients * 1 cup pure water * 1 tsp fresh grated ginger root * 1/4 tsp honey (optional) * 1 tiny pinch cardamom * 1 pinch turmeric * 1 pinch black pepper Preparation 1. Bring the water to a boil. 2. Add ginger, cardamom, turmeric and black pepper, turn off heat, cover and steep for 5 minutes. 3. Strain, stir in the honey and enjoy warm. … [Read More...]

Detoxifying Soup for Kapha

Ingredients * 4-6 cups pure water * 1/4 cup shredded carrot * 1/4 cup chopped celery * 1/2 cup chopped dark greens * 6-8 black peppercorns * 1-2 thin slices fresh ginger * 1 tsp cumin seeds * 1/4 tsp turmeric * 1/2 tsp rock salt (optional) Preparation 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. 2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 60-90 minutes. Remove from heat. 3. Mash vegetables against sides of pot with back of ladle. 4. Strain out and discard the … [Read More...]