Quote of the Week to start 2013

A Fresh Start

Woot Woot – A fresh start is available for you right now and anything you choose … make 2013 a fabulous year to start fresh – start anything fresh … all tiny steps lead to the bigger picture … its a wonderful feeling of freedom to have such a choice available … positive, fun, change … make it an awesome year

Guide to ‘Re-Seeing’ How Much You Eat

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http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/your-guide-to-re-seeing-how-much-you-eat?did=t1_rss4&hpt=hp_bn16

Food portions is a very important topic when it comes to calories and wellness. Our food portions have reduced significantly since becoming Vegans. We have really noticed the change of portions to the whole food plant based lifestyle that came naturally and without force. The better we eat the less we eat it was just a natural turnaround. Our plates have become smaller and we use bowls more. We just love the smaller portions the less washing up and the amazing energy we get from our good food.

60 Must-Read Health and Fitness Blogs for 2012

http://greatist.com/health/must-read-health-fitness-blogs/#

Ten Simple Ayurveda Tips for Life Long Health

Bridging Ayurveda with Conventional medicine

“A balanced mind connects body and spirit in a harmonious relationship! Harmony in mind-body-spirit promotes a true state of health, peace, and happiness.”- Rakesh

http://www.promotehealthwellness.com/ayurveda-tips/#comment-793

http://www.promotehealthwellness.com

November 1st is World Vegan Day – November is World Vegan Month

World Vegan Day

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November 1944

The word ‘vegan’ and the world’s first ever Vegan Society were created in November 1944, in England, by Donald Watson and his esteemed colleagues.

Check it out: Here’s a first edition of the Vegan News from 1944. http://www.worldveganmonth.net – interesting read to note even then people were talking about humans eating diseased animals created for mass consumption and how to improve health by adopting the whole food plant based lifestyle. Plus care for the planets resources and health for the entire system of our home called earth. This is an interesting look into a time capsule and still relevant today.

I am sure there are many ways to get involved in your communities and if not than perhaps you will start something. Starting in your own home is a great place to start the Vegan lifestyle for one day one month one lifestyle the whole food plant based vegan lifestyle will offer you many benefits.

Share with family and friends the importance of this month – perhaps create a challenge together and for those non-vegans reading this maybe today is your day to take the leap of faith to the vegan lifestyle that you have been wanting to.

Have an excellent World Vegan Day / Month / Life.

A Very Vegan Halloween

Be safe this Halloween and remember that most candy has alot of sugar and animal products such as milk and butter.  This is a difficult time quite likely for Vegan families with children trick and treating. Try to educate your children and keep this Halloween a Very Vegan one. Have fun too of course! I am sure the web link to http://www.allamericanvegan.com has lots of great ideas for you too.

Scientists: Plant-Based Diets Can Cure Chronic Diseases

A recent article in Science Daily extols the latest research suggesting that a plant-based diet can cure and prevent chronic diseases.

I saw this article from Mercy for Animals to share with you. I have personally discovered the fountain of youth is in the plant based whole food lifestyle. This is not a diet for a short time this is a lifestyle for a lifetime. I believe from my results that once fully adopted brings incredible benefits to all bodies.

Myself I had a massive uterine fibroid that grew over several years to be so big it was crazy embarrassing. To note: I thought I ate well with only small amounts of animal consumption and rare if ever fast food e.g. I have not been to McDonald’s or those types of places for many years (10+).  As much as possible I ate mostly organic foods, I did yoga, hot yoga, gym workouts, weights, circuit training and my weight kept climbing and the fibroid kept growing and my weight didn’t move much. My body wasn’t well and other elements were showing such as high cholesterol levels and weight gain.

My doctor sent me to variety of tests and options for removing this beast that had grown in me. For me surgery was going to be my last option and the final piece that fell into play was to be a Vegan to turn to a full whole food plant based lifestyle.

I kept thinking why is this growing in me, what is causing this, something has to be triggering this growth? What is it? I changed to organic chicken, turkey, beef but that didn’t help. As soon as I moved to the vegan lifestyle right away things started to change – my body cleansed and cleansed and cleansed itself for months and now today 15 months later my tummy is flat my health is stellar my skin is beautiful I feel fantastic I have lost 40lbs I have amazing energy levels and the fibroid is so tiny if not fully gone that I can wear hip fitted clothes and step out like a rock star. A whole new me emerged.

No surgery no drugs no doctors no vitamins no hormone driven foods no production line skin care no animals and no animal products (milk for example is hidden in many “products” like sauces and even potato chips????). My doctor was amazed!!

I am so happy to have this new found lifestyle I truly hope that people around the world see the vegan lifestyle and the real options for health as this lifestyle. Who wants to be in a hospital who wants to be sick who wants to be aging and going into walkers who wants all these awful diseases? I don’t think anyone does. Do it for yourself, your partners, your children first and don’t let people push you around or tease you about it. Many many changes will come and part of the change if your discipline with this lifestyle is to own the path to your health fully and always.

I took control of my own body to regain health and today at 55 years old I can do anything including cycling in the rain running on the treadmill taking the stairmaster at the gym for 30 minutes taking the stairs as much as possible wherever I go laughing and enjoying life with less stress and much more empowerment. I love this whole food plant based lifestyle.

http://www.mfablog.org/2012/10/scientists-plant-based-diets-can-cure-chronic-diseases.html