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The Vital Role of Nutrition in Fighting Cancer

The following are important facts shared by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America…

1/3 of cancer deaths in the United States are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and being overweight…

Your progress to being cancer-free can be stalled by delays in treatment schedule due to weakness brought on by malnutrition.

Malnutrition can impact your immune system.  Neutropenia, which depresses the immune system, is commonly found in Cancer patients.

Select a high-nutrition meal plan that works for you and your family, that is specific to your cancer and your tolerance to your treatment.  Proper nutrition can ease side effects.  Foods rich in soluble fiber may decrease symptoms of diarrhea.

Just in time for the Easter Bunny…a New Look at Chocolate

Although chocolate may not cure cellulite or sagging breasts, new research does find it good for the brain.  easterch
The latest news on chocolate couldn’t have been sweeter:  it benefits the brain! Results of an international study – the researchers were from Australia, Maine and Luxembourg – suggested that people who eat chocolate at least once a week performed better on a series of neuropsychological tests than people in the study who didn’t consume chocolate at least once a week. The tests revealed that those who enjoyed the most chocolate among the study’s 968 participants showed improved visual-spatial memory and abstract reasoning compared to those who consumed less chocolate. The researchers theorized that the flavanols (antioxidants) in chocolate were responsible for the brain boost, just as these compounds seem to be for improvements in blood flow associated with chocolate. How much chocolate should you eat to help sharpen your memory or hone your abstract reasoning? And what kind of chocolate would be best for these purposes? Unfortunately, those questions weren’t addressed. This study may not have fully satisfied the yen for good news about chocolate, but previous animal studies have documented the protective effects of flavanol consumption on cognition, and other investigators have reported similar benefits in humans. Stay tuned.

read more at: e-bulletins@communications.drweil.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2016-03-09-can-chocolate-make-you-smarter/

Can Pain put Wrinkles on Your Face?

I am having my knees replaced next week and getting around right now is about as pleasant as being sat on by an elephant.  I constantly have this winced expression on my face, due to pain… which has created what is know as  “#11” wrinkles between my eyes.  So attractive.

Anything chemical is out due to pre-surgery restrictions, and  I know healthy eating and exercise will help reduce the situation eventually.  But, I wanted to share this no-harm moisturizing massage technique that I found. 

A little magnesium may not hurt either.

Helpful Hints for a Healthy Halloween

Check out CleanFoodCrush by  Rachel Maser at http://cleanfoodcrush.com/fall-recipes/

Who says holidays bring out the bad stuff?!

Clean Food Crush Halloween and Fall Recipe Round Up - 10 Clean Favorites!

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year.
The excitement, and anticipation leading up to the big day, parties, traditions, and great FOOD!
My kind of FUN!
I have compiled a collection of CLEAN Fall recipes that are simple, and healthy.
They’re actually perfect for a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner too! 

Pin on Pinterest, & share with your friends.
I know these will be a perfect addition to your celebrations for years to come.
Happy Halloween!
Love, Rachel

1.  Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Click each title for the recipe!)

So easy! Halloween Activity?!?

(Makes 20 Peanut Butter Cups)

Homemade Raw Peanut Butter Cups Recipe Clean Food

2.  Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t toss these powerful little seeds!

(Clean your pumpkins, keep your seeds!)

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

3.  7 Layer Bean Dip w/ Veggies

Rolling into the weekend & Halloween Parties, here’s an idea for ya!

Serves 8-10 as an appetizer

7layer-bean-dip

4.  Pumpkin Fries

Have you tried these babies?!?  They will surprise you!

Serves: 6

clean pumpkin fries cleanfoodcrush

5.  Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

Excellent Side Dish to share with Friends!

Serves: 8

Sweet Potato Salad

6.  Grain Free Pumpkin Muffins

Must Try! I PROMISE these are SO good!!!

Makes 12 Muffins

grain free pumpkin muffins recipe

7.  Chcolate Covered Sea Salt Bananas

Chocolate & Peanuts with Sea Salt are SO HALLOWEEN!

Chocolate Covered Bananas w: Peanut & Sea Salt Recipe

8.  Pumpkin Protein Oat Muffins

Seriously. Make. These.  Breakfast… Snacks… Lunch… More Snacks…

Makes: 12 muffins

Pumpkin-Protein-Oat-Muffin

9.  Sweet Potato Curly Fries

We’re putting the drive thrus out of business!

2-4 Servings

homemade curly fries recipe

10.  Pumpkin Spice Latte

Start making your own at home!  Feels like Fall!

Serves One

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Muffin Tops Belong On Muffins

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It’s the New Year, so time for a New You…and the obligatory quest to loose some pounds and that dreaded “muffin top”.  But can muffins be a healthy part of a new diet plan, based on a sound breakfast to start the day?  Rather than “the low fat muffin”  remake the home baked.  Most fat in muffins comes from plant oils, which is a  “good” fat—an unsaturated fat that is healthy for the heart. If you take out fat, what’s left? White flour and sugar—the perfect recipe for weight gain.  Instead of buying low fat muffins, modify your recipe…muffin top

1. Downsize the portions.

2. Go whole on the grains.

3. Incorporate fruits or nuts.

Go for the Muffin Makeover – maybe the Whole Wheat Banana Muffin!  In the meantime, give Sculptures everyday wear a try too….Does wonders for that other muffin top.

The Sculptures Everyday Wear garment is designed to slim and tone.  It hides little bulges, mainly the muffin top, the back, stomach and thighs and creates a smooth line.  If there is too much fat, the shapeware will move it somewhere else, so fit is key.

Designed to flatten the stomach and sculpt the torso, derriere, midriff and in some cases thighs – all is accomplished with no visible seams. Compression shapewear looks great under slim fitting dresses, skirts and tight shirts and yes, even form fitting pants.

Returning to Wellness Following a C-Section can be enhanced by the use of a Postpartum Girdle.

What if Barbie had Real-Woman Proportions and Represented Everyday Wellness?

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“Normal Barbie” a reflection of a Healthy Lifestyle and Everyday Wellness

What if Fashion Dolls Were Made Using Standard Human Body Proportions?

Wouldn’t that be a better representation of beauty? Wouldn’t it support a healthy  body image for the  girls who play with them?

Here comes Lammily, the fashion doll with the tagline “Average Is Beautiful.”

Nickolay Lamm, a graphic designer  rendered a 3-D model of “Normal Barbie” using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s measurements of the average 19-year-old American woman. With the backing of 13,621 individuals he has been able to successfully fund this dream and Lammily will be available in November!

What a Healthy Change!

Check this out!  Be a part of history!  This proportional doll will now be available to consumers.

I’ll take real over plastic any day!  And a realistic body image is what every woman needs, not unreachable goals.  Positive thinking and a little support make being your best a pleasure!

Sculptures Compression Everyday Wear supports healthy change …

Get Ready for a Personal Transformation!  The Everyday Wear lifestyle is a procedure free, non surgical way to sculpt your body and feel in control.  Sculptures introduce shapewear that works!

Sculptures Shapewear with comfortable invisible control gives you the look of a flattened stomach, slimmer thighs, and curvier curves.  You look better which makes you feel better!  The supportive control seems to improve posture and attitude, use this as motivation to develop a healthier lifestyle with good eating and exercise.

Sharon Osbourne: a believer in Everyday Wellness

Everyday Wellness

Everyday Wellness…What gets in your way of making Healthy Changes?

Sharon Osbourne had gastric bypass surgery in 1999, but said it felt like an “embarrassing shortcut to weight loss” and had her band removed in 2006. She also told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I am a food addict … I felt such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach and people are going ‘you look wonderful.”

Today she is a believer in Everyday Wellness, following a healthy diet plan and lifestyle.  Sculptures Everyday Wear helps anyone looking to move towards Everyday Wellness.  Get Ready for a Personal Transformation!  The Everyday Wear lifestyle is a procedure free, non surgical way to sculpt your body and feel in control.  Sculptures introduce shapewear that works!

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/30/sharon-osbourne-i-felt-like-a-cheat-after-gastric-bypass-surg/20922598/?ncid=webmail

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