January 2012 Healthy Bliss
'Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.' - Alvin Toffler
Time to Begin
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
The chance to draw back….
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
There is one elementary truth….
The moment one commits onself,
All sorts of things happen to help one,
That would have never otherwise occurred,
Raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,
and meetings and material assistance
Which no person could have dreamed would have come their way.
Whatever you can do or dream,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
New Plan for the New Year
1. Think about your health goals for 2012. Next, your emotional goals. Then your relationship goals, and finally, your spiritual goals.
2. For each category, write at least one goal for yourself. Yes, write it down!
3. Use this paper as a book mark or tape it on your wall next to your mirror.
4. Every day, re-connect yourself with your goals. Think about re-calibrating your mind to stay on course every time your visualize where you want to be.
5. Start taking necessary action to achieve what you have set out to do.
6. No more excuses!
7. Accept that some days will be difficult.
8. Never give up...
9. Remember that it takes effort on your part, but just like climbing a mountain, step by step you can get to the top.
10. Get ready to celebrate your success!
Featured Raw Food Recipe
A 'Taste of the Middle East,' one of Jennifer's creations
Fresh Coriander Salad
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
2 yellow bell peppers, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2-3 cups fresh coriander (cilantro) + 1 cup fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. chopped marinated herbed garlic (cooked or raw)
2 Tbsp. Zatar spice (or 1 Tbsp. dried thyme)
4 Tbsp. dried cranberries (1 handful)
2 fresh lemons + 1 tsp. cumin powder
Dressing: Combine juice of 2 lemons, cumin powder + Zatar spice.
Drizzle the dressing onto salad; let marinate for 20 minutes.
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Genetically Engineered Food
No more Frankenfoods!
Lately it seems that everyone is talking about organic vs. non-organic food. While the media distracts us with this issue, the food industry is sweeping in Genetically Engineered foods under our very noses. It's time we understand what the implications are for our health and for future generations.
Imagine crossing a tomato with a fish or a potato with chicken genes. These are actually considered 'normal' transgenic crops these days. The chemical industry is promoting genetic engineering as a harmless answer to agricultural problems; that these foods taste better and last longer. But what are we really getting?
Are there dangers to GE foods?
The answer is categorically: Yes!
Essentially we are playing a game of health roulette with genetically engineered food. The result?
-An increase in allergic reactions (when new and unidentified proteins are transfered from one food to another, leaving people unaware that their food contains another food's genes which they are allergic to)
-Antibiotic resistance (when an antibiotic-resistant genes move from a crop back into the environment) and
-Gene Pollution (what will happen when GE foods start to mutate over time, reproduce and spread?)
And if that wasn't enough, the price of food can be controlled once a company owns a patent on it's seed. A seed that occurs naturally in the environment cannot be patented; but a Genetically Engineered seed can.
How do you know if your food has been genetically altered? You can't. Products are not regulated in developing countries and many of those products are imported into developed nations.
What can you do? Write to your local politicians and demand that these Frankenfoods be banned. Ask your local farmer if he uses 'Round-up Ready seed.' If the answer is yes, you know it's GE food. Don't buy it. Find another farmer and support natural, local, whole and pure!
For more info, read 'Danger Foods: A CAP guide to Hidden Dangers in Foods.'
Jennifer's DVD will be coming out soon!
Details will be announced in next month's Newsletter... so stay tuned!
Jennifer is in Koh Samui!
....and looking forward to seeing you!
Contact her by email or by phone at +66 (0) 801412702 to book sessions or get the latest info on classes.