Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Clean Those Pipes!

Today I am doing my monthly cleanse with my favorite product, Colonblow! (Cue laughter) No, not the cereal advertised on Saturday Night Live by Phil Hartman in the 80’s…this is real.

Since healing myself of lupus several years ago, I believe more than ever in natural remedies along with the power of the mind to keep us in balance.

I like to clean my system on a regular basis – as we all should – because like clogged pipes, stuff that’s stuck will prevent things from flowing smoothly (I’m trying to be as delicate as possible so as not to gross you out, but this is important stuff). This accumulation means your body is hanging on to toxins that are leaking back into your body and could be causing you headaches, feeling bloated and any number of other issues.
Could be that you just need to clean out your pipes.

There is also the route from the other end – colonics – which I have done quite often in the past. But I prefer to do things in the direction nature has intended J

Our best plan of action is to eat plenty of clean food and good fiber. Think about the food you’re eating - the consistency and what it’s made of (do you know what all the ingredients are in your processed food?) and then think about that working its way through your body. I know, I know, we all eat plenty of stuff we shouldn’t. I’m right there with you. (Refer back to the Matterhorn Macaroon…) All the more reason to do a bit of maintenance once in a while.

I have tried many cleanses over the years – some were very involved with a long list of products to use throughout the day, usually taking several days or weeks to complete. Too long! And they were usually very expensive.
Then there is the hardcore Master Cleanse. If you can handle drinking only water with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for a week (or 30 days), then go for it.

And all of them require a huge amount of water to be consumed. Let me just say – not everyone’s body is designed to drink that much water! And I am THRILLED to report there are finally studies coming out stating that there is no real evidence that we need 8-10 glasses of water a day – YAY! I know many of you already do this every day and God bless you – I can’t. I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere or do anything. I’d have to wear Depends. I feel everyone needs to do what works for them. I know how much liquid my body likes and it does not like (or need) to be flooded, thank you very much.

However, I will do the flooding during the Colonblow cleanse, which only lasts 24 hours and is way more effective than any other cleanse I have tried.

So today I am working from home, no outside appointments and no clients (I’d have to excuse myself every 5 minutes from their session) and I will eat again this evening, enjoying feeling lighter and healthier.

If you want a quick, effective, affordable cleanse, check them out – their website is pretty funny – www.colonblow.com. Enjoy!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, clean day!
Tanna

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Get a Grip!

…On your emotions, that is. You know when water comes gushing out of a garden hose at such force that it just goes flying in all directions uncontrollably? This is what happens to us when we don’t get a grip on ourselves and we let our random emotions take over and whip us all over the place.
Remember the Water Wiggle? That was great fun in the summer and we loved trying to avoid the hose as it flailed all over the place, spraying water everywhere.

Let's have a retro moment, shall we? (and for those of you too young to remember...)

We are just the same. We often go through our day without thinking about taking conscious control over our emotions. We let the mood we wake up in set the tone for the day. To this I say, “Get a grip!”

When you get a grip on how you feel, you are able to direct your emotional energy, and you will feel much more in control of your daily experience. Your Life Force is like a strong stream of water and the hose is you. When you literally get a grip on yourself, you can then direct the flow of energy coming through you to more positive emotions, people and experiences, instead of letting it fly all over the place, causing havoc.

This is where we tend to get off track and not fully understand the power we possess to create our own experience. If you get up each morning without consciously deciding where you want to direct your energy – toward feeling good, preferably – then most likely, any event that occurs is going to determine the course of your day. If something good happens, you feel good, but if something “bad” happens, you feel bad. (And please understand that “good or bad” are relative – it’s all about your perspective)

The minute you wake up, find something to be grateful for – the comfortable bed you slept in, the nice sheets, blankets and soft pillow, the home you’re living in, the food waiting for you in the kitchen….there are a million little things that we take for granted every day. We have so much to be grateful for – get used to finding at least one thing every morning to start you day out with a firm grip on your emotions, pointing your stream in a positive direction.

When you have already decided that this is a great day and everything is going your way, any minor occurrence that would normally throw you off track will have little to no effect on how you feel.

You can begin this practice at any time – do it right now for the rest of your day and tomorrow, get a grip first thing in the morning.

As you make a habit of this, you’ll find your days going more smoothly, great things coming your way and everything falling into place much more easily. Just like the garden hose that’s stream is directed at the beautiful flowers to help them grow instead of the weeds. Direct your flow to the good emotions, not the negative ones. When you realize the power you have to set the tone of your day and control the flow of your emotional stream, you will feel the empowerment that comes with getting a grip.
(Excerpt from the upcoming Living Peacefully 30 Day Program)

Have a great day...decide to make it so!
Lots of love,
Tanna

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Food Glorious Food....!



Oh boy, have I been remiss in my blogging...and it's all still about food. Let me start by saying that it has been an interesting culinary journey since my last entry.
OK I admit that I am a total sugar addict and the Candida diet was really difficult. I tried to maintain that style of eating after the initial two weeks but I found myself eating more than usual - not good. Then I moved on to calorie counting and that worked quite well - I used www.dailyplate.com to calculate all my calories and restricted myself to 900 a day. I was losing about 2 pounds a week for a while. Yay! Naturally, I had to have a treat once in a while, so the weight loss stabilized. My body likes a certain weight and tends to stay there - I've been pretty much the same weight since I was 15. I can still fit into my high school uniform and prom dress :)
So now I have adopted another new eating habit. (I don't like to "diet" or follow a diet or feel like I'm on a diet...too restrictive and will have me running to a cupcake for relief) I am now avoiding dairy, flour and grains about 98% of the time and I feel great! If I didn't rely so heavily on hard-boiled eggs for protein, I would even consider going vegan. But for now, this works well for me.
If you're interested in some great vegan recipes, check out my niece Cassie Wanda's blog - www.vegodactyl.blogspot.com.
Since Cassie is my monthly Disneyland buddy, it's quite an adventure finding food that fits into our current eating plans, but we usually find something that works. And of course, we allow ourselves a treat once in a while...my new favorite is the Matterhorn Macaroon...OMG YUM! Helloooo....take a look!
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I have even exchanged my weekend cupcake splurge for my new flourless treat - Cashewtopia (dairy-free, gluten free, organic gelato) with Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread (think healthier Nutella). Another OMG YUM! Check them out - too decadent for words!
Now that I'm settled in a satisfactory eating regimen, I can move on to other topics here...because there's more to life than food...isn't there?
Until next time, (which won't be so long, I promise) stay happy, healthy and peaceful!
Tanna
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