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Thursday, February 18, 2010


No matter the outcome of the current state of our healthcare system, we as individuals must take control of our own health and wellness. Educating ourselves about nutrition is a great place to begin. What we eat and drink is taken for granted and at the same time is one of the most important decisions we make everyday. Can you imagine the possibilities of sound nutrition a healthy state of mind

and body to cope with life, as we know it? Healthcare is essentially disease care; insurance patiently waits around for us to be ill. In the meantime taking an active educated step in the direction of wellness creates a foundation to grow a healthy garden in.

Health is a complete package we cannot make our bodies well or lose weight without addressing the whole picture. When I think of just losing weight, I can diet, starve myself and live with deprivation long enough to get temporary results, but as soon as I relax and let up the weight comes back. This is a current state of dieting for most of us, we call it yoyo dieting. This is how most people exist trying to keep a figure, it is hard work and a lot of sacrifice. Do you think that this is how it is supposed to be? Do you think that sacrifice and angst should be a part of keeping a healthy thin body? How can having results to make us happy come from

something that makes us so unhappy? Dieting and exercising makes no sense without loving and caring for yourself and your state of being.

When we are desiring to see a different image in the mirror it is because we can't see the beauty inside ourselves, our eyes see the whole being not just the skin and clothing. Our eyes do not lie, if we can't stand ourselves and feel we must change on the outer such as dieting and plastic surgery, then we have an indicator, a red flag from the inner telling us to take an inventory of how we feel about ourselves. Look at the following definition of diet where does it include anything about a Holistic approach to mind body and soul wellness:

di·et 1 (dt)
n.
1. The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
2. A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
3. Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal: the diet industry.
2.
a. Having fewer calories.
b. Sweetened with a noncaloric sugar substitute.
3. Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite: diet pills; diet drugs.

v. di·et·ed, di·et·ing, di·ets
v.intr.
To eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.
v.tr.

To regulate or prescribe food and drink for. (Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary)

A diet does not lead to wellness, a diet is at best a tool in the process of body wellness.

There is a reason we get ourselves to the point that we feel the need to make a change, for some of us a crisis is the push necessary to finally pay attention. Why do we humans make our true wellness the last resort, why do we not understand that in order for us to be any good for ourselves or anyone else we must be happy and healthy. How can a person be of service to another when there is cause to hide the truth, it just doesn't make sense to me. The body has all kinds of signals to show us what is going on in our thoughts and feelings. We have pain, weight gain, sickness and disease to show us what to do to right ourselves on our path. We can wait for the flags to be battered in the wind such as a terminal disease or we can heed the message when a strange ailment or pain crops up. It is truly up to us to listen to and use our body as our barometer on how we feel about ourselves and our lives.

It has taken me 44 years to begin to understand how quieting my mind when I don't feel good or I don't feel I look good, can help me start to make a change. Life is a journey but can also be looked at as a process, during the process is the understanding and awareness of how to live. We are beings who are being human, we have bodies to maintain, and our bodies do not control us, our bodies respond to us. We are not victims, what we suffer from is an accumulation of emotions run riot in some or most cases. Checking your emotions and your triggered memories from the past to address an ailment in the body is a good way to lead yourself through your wellness quest. We all truly want to feel good and be happy, we just have to recognize where the real source is located. Searching outside ourselves will keep us lost and wandering off our path forever. We can Be, Do and Have anything we want we just have to be true and real with ourselves, wouldn't it be nice if that was our school curriculum and what our parents taught us from the cradle?

Celestial Dawn, Wellness Educator~

Juice Plus Wellness

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