It is my desire to help people by sharing the diet and lifestyle that helped me lose 40 lbs. and to heal from an undiagnosed debilitating condition that left me making multiple trips to the emergency room and doctor's office. I was at the point of not being able to function and had almost given up hope of every being able to recover. I was almost bed-ridden.
I have been eleven years on this quest for health via natural living, diet, and raw foods. My plan is to share even more lifestyle tips, exercise tips, and recipes. I was 58 years old when I began this journey, and I am 69 years old now. It has not been a straight path, because I have stumbled many times, but, nevertheless, I am still here, still standing, and determined to carry on. I want to encourage you that if you are ill and/or older in years, this manner of living will work for you and give you the best chance of a healthier life.
Common sense tells us that the concepts taught in Natural Hygiene regarding living the simple, natural lifestyle are true, but, even so, most people are not ready to receive them.
Change is difficult because we have been programmed to think a certain way. These habitual patterns are not easy to break, because they give us a sense of belonging, comfort, and security; however, they also shield us from new ideas and new ways of doing things. Most people resist change, because it interferes with their perception of "reality".
For several days I have been meditating for an hour first thing in the morning and then walking four miles. Today I began to train for a 5K race using the 5K Runner app. After my training session, I continued with my walking in order to get in my 4 miles. It will be fun if some of my friends or family would also like to train to run some 5K races. My inspiration is coming partly from reading A Race for Life by Ruth E. Heidrich, PhD.
My food for this morning : mangoes, watermelon; celery spears; lemonade; green smoothies.
In a quart jar squeeze the juice of one lemon. Add 1 Tbsp. stevia or other sweetener and water.
1 can coconut water
2 scoops chia seeds
3 handfuls of kale
almost a pint of blueberries
frozen mixed fruit to fill up the blender
-Blend until smooth and serve.
This afternoon I plan to make some dehydrated crackers for our raw foods potluck on Wednesday.
Here is the recipe I plan to use, although I will probably double it.
CORN ONION CRACKERS
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 large onion
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
Blend all together in the Vitamix. Add a little water if necessary in order to get it to blend.
Pour onto Teflex sheets on your dehydrator trays and score to make the crackers easier to break apart.
Dehydrate at 110-115 degrees until the crackers are firm enough to flip over.
Flip over on a dehydrator without a Teflex sheet and continue dehydrating until they are crispy.
My plan for dinner is a big green salad, the blended salad recipe I have posted before, and some crackers. Cooked foods will be leftover garbanzo beans and roasted potatoes in case anyone feels like they need something cooked.
Here is a link to a blog post with the blended salad recipe.
To health and happiness.