100 Days to Health – Day 029 | Listen to your body

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100 Days to Health - Day 029 | Listen to your body

Week 5 – Day 29

Listening to Your Body
Your body is incredibly intelligent. Remember this as we go forward this week. By learning to listen to our bodies, we respect that intelligence – this ultimately will improve your quality of life.
In learning to listen to our bodies, we need to tune into our bodies natural body cycles . All living organisms have natural cycles or circadian rhythms.  The most obvious one being our sleeping cycle or patterns. While we sleep, our bodies automatically step up the repair, rebuilding and cleansing. If we do not have quality sleep with adequate nutrients and vitamins in our diets, we make it difficult for our bodies to repair and cleanse. 
We should rather assist our bodies by feeding them properly so as to not interfere with our natural rhythms. Some other cycles that are important include needing to drink or eat at regular intervals, our bowels need to be emptied at least once every 24 hours and woman have a monthly cycle when they ovulate every 28 days.
All the cycles are controlled by your body sending signals to your brain, and then your brain sends what your body needs or craves. the two most cravings are for something sweet and something salty. We are indeed listening to our bodies, but are we interpreting the signals correctly?
This week we will focus on learning to interpret the signals that your body sends you.  This will benefit you on your search for truth when it comes to taking control of your own health.

MOTTO FOR THE WEEK

“I will listen to my body.”

TO DO:

READ:

Perfect Health – Chapter 3 and Chapter 12
TAKE:
Herbal Fiberblend – (Preferably on it’s own)
3 capsules daily with 2 glasses of water
Aimega capsules – (with the Barley in the morning)
3 capsules daily
BarleyLife capsules – (best in the morning on an empty tummy)
3 capsules daily
USE:
Mary-Ann’s Organic Salts.
DO:

Start familiarising yourself with the Food Combining Chart at the back of the book “Perfect Health.” You can also order a chart for you fridge from our shop online @ www.naturalway.co.za


CAN DO:

Condiments allowed – any at this stage, but start reading the ingredients and try and have those with more natural ingredients

Tinned or packaged foods allowed – stick to those containing only natural juices, salt and or water

Hot beverages allowed – any, but try some herb teas this week. (My favourite is Aloe Blossom Tea from Forever Living – it tastes like Christmas cake! And it stabilises your blood sugar)

Cold beverages allowed – anything but diet sodas. Try to drink juices that contain no added sweeteners of any kind.. (like Ceres or Liquifruit)


AVOID: Preservatives, Artificial Sweeteners

 


SPECIAL NOTES:

You need to read the labels of all you eat and drink.

Artificial Sweeteners are known to upset the endocrine system, which is the system that controls every function in your body. Sweeteners can actually slow down your metabolism adding to weight problems.

Dried fruit is 100% pure if it containsNO preservatives and sugar.

MSG (monosodium glutamate) a well known flavour enhancer in salty & fast foods, can cause headaches and muscle stiffness.

Remember, the fresher your food, the less ingredients you’ll have to read on the label :-)

And … the freshest food contains no labels and is not in a packet and grows out the ground.

GOOD HABIT # 5
Listen to Your Body and Learn to Interpret the Signals
If you are thirsty, first drink a glass of filtered water or natural spring water before you have anything else to drink.
If you craving something sweet first eat fresh or dried fruit (preservative-free) before you eat the sweets and chocolate.
If you are craving something salty, first eat an avocado or five to ten olives or 1/2 cup of raw nuts or seeds or even a salad with extra virgin olive oil, then eat the savoury food that you like.
If you craving a soda, first drink a 100% pure fruit juice with sparkling water. Make sure its a fruit juice that has no added sugar or preservatives in it. 
MEAL GUIDELINES:
Follow these guidelines from Day 29 to 35.
Wake-Up: drink a glass of filtered water with 3 Herbal fiberblend capsules. Always follow with a 2nd glass of water
Get moving for 20 minutes today.
Afterwards
Drink a glass of water and take 3 Aimega capsules. 
BarleyLife – 3 capsules – wait 30 minutes before eating anything
Breakfast: before 10am
Fresh fruit and/or half a cup nuts and seeds. This will be your fruit meal for the day. Its a good idea to make this meal into a blended shake if you are in a hurry as it is quick and easy.
Mid-morning: before 12am
Drink a glass of water.
Snack on fresh fruit, then you eat what you like afterwards.
Lunch: before 3pm
Start with any raw vegetable or salad. Make sure it’s a side plate full and then remember there is no restriction on what you eat after the raw food.
Mid afternoon: before 5pm
Drink a glass of water and remember your raw food before your snack.
Supper: before 8pm
Start with raw vegetables and/or salad – again at least 1 side or bread plate full. Then eat whatever you feel like afterwards.
After 8pm: nothing but raw foods

If you want dessert, eat it before 8pm.


RECIPES:

Chickpea, Cabbage, Avocado and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

4 cups cabbage, shredded

3 avocados, diced

2 red bell peppers, chopped

2 tins garbanzo/chickpeas, drained

half cup sun-dried tomatoes, pre soaked in warm water

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Mary-Ann’s Organic Seasoning Salt

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. If the avocados are very ripe add them last so as to avoid mashing them. Garnish with fresh cilantro/coriander leaves.

Marinated Cauliflower Salad

1 cauliflower, broken into really small pieces

2 spring onions/shallots, finely chopped (optional)

2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced

Quarter to half cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

Marinade overnight in the following sauce:

Half cup olive oil, extra virgin

1 cup of lemon juice

2 tsp raw honey

1 tsp coriander/cilantro, ground powder or fresh leaves

1 tsp black pepper, ground

1 tsp tumeric, powder

quarter tsp. chilli, dried flakes (optional)

Mary-Ann’s Organic Seasoning or Herb Salt to taste

Blend together and pour over salad ingredients. Best served chilled after a night marinading in the fridge.

Pea Soup

1 kg split peas

3/4 gallon of water

6 potatoes, cubed

1 celery stick, finely chopped

2 carrots, finely chopped

2 Tbsp vegetable stock powder, MSG, sugar & fat free (try ours at www.naturalway.co.za)

1 Tbsp curry powder

Mary-Ann’s Organic Seasoning Salt

Cook all the above ingredients for 2 hours and serve.

Gluwein or Sangria (alcohol-free) 

4 cups grape juice

2 cups prune juice

1 tsp cinnamon, powder

half tsp ginger, powder or fresh and grated

Zest/rind of 1 lemon and 1 orange

Simmer gently until hot to make Gluwein.

Do not heat. Add ice and sparkling mineral water to make Sangria.

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