6 Myths of Weight Control

My heart goes out to you if you’ve tried every exercise program and equipment out there, all sorts of low calorie programs , maybe B12 shots, colon cleanses and liposuction, or even a lap band – especially if you’re not seeing the results you want. I don’t know if you’ll believe me, but you have most likely been taught diet MYTHS (or as I call them – LIES) that actually cause you to gain and keep your fat. Here six of the myths that have steered you in precisely the wrong direction:  If you increase your exercise and decrease your calories you will lose weight. Eating fat makes you fat. Eating no or low carbs makes you skinny.     Cathy Lidster, Health Educator/Nutrition/Allergy Practitioner, offers free seminars monthly (See Important Dates.) She can be reached at Centennial Building Wellness Centre, 250-819-9041, or...

To the Heart of the Matter

As I sit at my writing table the sun is shining through the window and it looks and sounds like spring outside! Midwinter sunshine is a rare and delightful surprise and never fails to lift one’s spirit with a hopeful feeling, no matter what the groundhog says. In these challenging economic times I find it most helpful to notice the little things that spark tiny glimmers of joy and light up a smile inside the heart. That’s how I was led to Inspirations of the Heart internet radio and came across the talk show series “Overcoming Adversities” with host, Catherine Van Wetter. A serendipitous surprise emerged when I tuned in to listen to guest Colleen Russell, (contributing author of the recent bestseller Overcomers,Inc.) who happens to live not 5 miles from me! Well, as one introduction led to another I was invited to be a talk show guest on the Overcoming Adversities series and it will air live this Wednesday, February 10th at 11 am PST! So I am writing to invite you and your friends to the show, entitled “When Life Hands You Lemons…” The show information is at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inspirationsoftheheart/2010/02/10/when-life-hands-you-lemons Call in number is (646) 915-9415 11:00 am, PST. You may join the conversation live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/InspirationsoftheHeart or later, visit Inspirations Of The Heart Radio Blog for the recorded call: http://totheheartofthematter.com/inspirations-of-the-heart.html I and my coauthors will be discussing how we came together, to support each other through our individual adversities and ended up forming a company with a mission to support others in the same manner. And how we wrote and published our book Emotional Stimulus Package: Re Creating Your American Dream,...

Why Detox? Part 2: Foods That Detoxify

The word “detoxification” conjures up all sorts of reactions these days. It has been interpreted to mean different things to different people. Medically, detoxification is most often viewed as a withdrawal method for drug or alcohol dependency. To others it might mean a spiritual ritual. For most of us, however detoxification is a healing strategy– particularly if we suffer with chronic pain, fatigue, allergies, immune disorders, musculoskeletal problems, depression, brain fog, digestive complaints, headaches, cancers, arthritis and many other ailments. Did you know that your body goes through its own natural cycles of detoxification, mostly during the night? While you are resting, the body’s job is to repair, replenish, and replace parts so that you are ready to go in the morning. So, if you are waking up stiff and sore, or are not feeling rested, alert and ready to go in the morning then your body has not been able to do its proper job during the night. Your body, if given the correct raw materials and not over-burdened, is an amazingly efficient waste treatment plant. The problem is that in our modern world we are living, breathing and eating in a toxic soup. (refer to last week’s blog 1/25/2010) The best way to detox the body is to provide quality raw materials it needs to clean out the elimination pathways and filter and convert the toxins to water soluble compounds that can be eliminated There are certain foods that help the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms. They are, of course, naturally grown foods in the form of vegetables and fruits. Here are just some of the more helpful...