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Hot Off The Press! Four Alignments of Self Care

Grace’s new mini-book!!



You will find simple healthful guidance to support you on your road to an extraordinary life! There are many audio meditations, great recipes and insightful exercises to help along the way to feel happy, healthy and vital.

Excerpt: “Start by grounding in the moment. Slow down and deepen the breath. Notice the sensations in your body. Listen to what your body wants right now. Not years ago when your Mother fed you steak and potatoes at 7PM even though you didn’t feel hungry for those foods. Back in childhood, most of us learned to disregard our body and to neglect our inner voice.“

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***A FREE 50 minute Health History consultation

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**With the purchase you will have access to the Online environment that accompanies the book. Go to the link for the OE and type in the book ID shown on P.2 of the book

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What’s in Your 2010 Food Pyramid?

In the EmBodydream™ Food Pyramid, the outer ring represents the primary foods in your life. The pyramid itself represents our nutritional needs or secondary foods. Your Spiritual, Relationships, Physical & Career are most important. Included in this pyramid are the Four Alignments of Self Care ©2010, as well as the four seasons signifying qualities of what supports our integrity & cyclical nature. This pyramid is a holistic structure which is all inclusive & what is indicative for optimal Self Care.

What does your food pyramid currently look like? What primary foods are getting attention? What needs more attention? What can you do to create balance? What foods can you eat more and less of to create balance in your diet?

For support creating a wellness plan to feel your best, contact Grace for a FREE Health History Consultation. Why wait to feel great?

Organic Foods

Organic Foods
Originally, all foods were “organic.” They were grown and prepared without pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, hormones or irradiation. Foods were unrefined, whole or minimally processed. Since World War II and the advent of chemical farming and food processing, the soils and foods of much of the world have been depleted of many minerals and nutrients.

Our food these days, whether of vegetable or animal origin, is not only deficient in nutrients, but also full of pollutants and farming chemicals. The modern process of denaturing foods via heavy refining and chemical treatment deeply affects the life force of our food supply, making it difficult to foster equilibrium and health.

Pesticides, which have been shown to cause cancer and liver, kidney and blood diseases, create extra work for the immune system. They lodge and accumulate in tissue, resulting in a weakened immune system, and consequently allow other carcinogens and pathogens to filter into the body and affect our health. Organic certification is the public’s assurance that products have been grown and handled according to strict procedures without persistent toxic chemical inputs.

Top 10 reasons to buy and eat organic foods:

1. Keep chemicals off your plate. Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms and thus are harmful to humans. Many approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Organic agriculture is a way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air, water and food supply.

2. Protect future generations. Children are four times more sensitive to exposure to cancer-causing pesticides in foods than adults.

3. Protect water quality. Pesticides pollute the public’s primary source of drinking water for more than half the country’s population.

4. Organic farmers work in harmony with nature. Three billion tons of topsoil erodes from croplands in the U.S. each year, and much of it is due to conventional farming practices, which often ignore the health of the soil. Organic agriculture respects the balance necessary for a healthy ecosystem; wildlife is encouraged by including forage crops in rotation and by retaining fencerows, wetlands and other natural areas.

5. Save energy. More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilizers than to till, cultivate and harvest all the crops in the U.S.

6. Help small farmers. Although more and more large-scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently owned and operated family farms. USDA reported that in 1997, half of U.S. farm production came from only 2% of farms. Organic agriculture can be a lifeline for small farms because it offers an alternative market where sellers can demand fair prices for crops.

7. Support a true economy. Organic foods might seem expensive at first. However, your tax dollars pay for hazardous waste clean-up and environmental damage caused by conventional farming.

8. Promote biodiversity. Planting large plots of land with the same crop year after year tripled farm production between 1950 and 1970, but the lack of natural diversity of plant life has negatively affected soil quality.

9. Nourishment. Organic farming starts with the nourishment of the soil, in turn producing nourishing plants. Well-maintained soil produces strong, healthy plants that have more nutrients than conventionally grown produce.

10. Flavor. Organic produce simply tastes better. Conduct your own taste test!

Adapted from materials provided by Whole Foods Market and the Organic Trade Association.