Saturday, January 18, 2014

6 Ways to Radiate Positive Energy January 18, 2014 at 12:00 am By Natasha Jervis Featured Psychic Psychic Beverly ext.5747 Radiate Positive Energy in 2014 Radiating positive energy is not something that comes easily to everyone. Many people falsely believe that in order to have positive energy, something positive must occur. However, you can radiate positive energy whether something good happens to you or not. And you should do it because it’s good for you and the people around you! Here are six ways to radiate positive energy. Smile at a Stranger We’re all so attached to our electronic devices that the world simply passes us by. We miss opportunities for connecting with others, but connecting feels good. It makes us feel less lonely. When you’re out and about, practice smiling at others and establish eye contact as you walk by. It will make you feel more connected to the people around you and it will brighten someone else’s day. Who knows, you may even get a smile back! Reach out to Someone in Need When we first think of someone in need, thoughts of homeless and sick people come to mind. While it is a beautiful thing to help those who need it most, someone close to you might need you too. Maybe there is a child who doesn’t get enough attention at home. Or perhaps you have an elderly relative or neighbor who needs someone with a caring heart to listen. When you reach out to someone in need, you make the world a better place. What’s the best way to support your struggling loved one? Psychic Beverly ext. 57547 can tell you. Stay Positive and Practice Forgiveness So what about those people who are hurtful and rub you the wrong way? It doesn’t matter if it is intentional or unintentional—it still hurts! But if you want to radiate positive energy, you need to practice the art of forgiveness. Other people make mistakes, but so do you. And if you can learn to free yourself from some of that negative energy, you can offer people second chances. Some people may even change their ways and try to improve if they experience your genuine kindness and forgiveness. Forgiving others will also allow you to live healthfully. It will also keep you moving through life glowing with positivity. In the long run, it is just as healthy for you to forgive as it is to be forgiven. Share Stories of Inspiration You probably have a few stories about some life challenges you faced and eventually overcame. That’s inspirational and sharing these stories can help others. So many of us go through similar things, but at the time, we feel like we are alone in our experiences. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you talk about hard times and share you experiences, you’re offering hope and motivation. You’re creating positive energy that can help move someone forward. You’re an inspiration. Find out who could benefit from your life experiences. Psychic Gabriel ext. 5866 knows. Love Unconditionally Unconditional love is precious and hard to come by. When you love someone in spite of their shortcomings, you are loving positively and wholeheartedly. This creates a great deal of positive energy and good vibes on a regular basis. We all want to be loved unconditionally. Are they placing conditions on your future? Psychic Rianne ext. 9423 know if you should stick around or kick them to the curb. Call her today! Offer a Friendly Hug Hugs go a long way! They spread love, caring and positive energy, whether they are accompanied by words or not. Hugs are a genuine source of comfort when someone you care for has had a bad day and hugs can make someone feel less alone when they are suffering. Hugs pass positive energy from one person to another and make a person feel loved.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet Whether you want to lose weight or keep your heart healthy, dietary fiber is the key. Find out why eating a high-fiber diet has so many advantages. By Wyatt Myers Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Print ArticlePrintE-mail ArticleE-mail When it comes to the foods we eat, we hear nutrition experts throw around a lot of buzzwords: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean sources of protein. Unfortunately, one of the most important nutrients of all is also one that most Americans don’t get enough of: dietary fiber. The Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet According to the Harvard School of Public Health, most Americans get only 15 grams of dietary fiber a day, when they should be getting anywhere from 20 to more than 30 grams. “In my opinion, fiber is the number one nutrient that is deficient in most American diets,” says nutrition expert and researcher William E. Wheeler, PhD, RD. Once you understand its role in prevent a variety of illnesses as well as being a great weight loss aid, you’ll want to make the switch to a high-fiber diet. High-Fiber Diet: Weight Control Wonder One of the best side effects of eating a high-fiber diet is that you may find it easier to maintain or even lose weight. There are several reasons why dietary fiber is so good at this. For one, foods high in fiber are usually healthier and lower in calories. “High-fiber foods take longer to chew and tend to prolong eating time. Eating more slowly allows your body enough time to begin to experience feelings of fullness so that you are less likely to overeat,” says Marlene Lesson, RD, nutrition director of Structure House, a weight-loss center in Durham, N.C. “High-fiber foods tend to be low-calorie density, which means they provide more volume for the number of calories.” High-Fiber Diet: Digestive Dynamo Dietary fiber keeps you regular, helping you avoid constipation and other digestive problems. “High fiber foods add bulk to the stool. Bulkier stools actually move through the bowels more easily, reducing the amount of pressure there,” says Sue DeCotiis, MD, a physician in private practice in New York. “Think of the colon as a long, flexible tube. When it is constricting and struggling to push a low-bulk stool through, it cramps up and becomes tight, and this causes constipation, gas, and bloating. This is a very simplified explanation, but a high-fiber diet prevents many intestinal complaints, including hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and irritable bowel syndrome.” High-Fiber Diet: Healthy for Your Heart When moving through the stomach and intestines, fiber is absorbing a lot more than just water. It also picks up fats and bile salts, shuttling them out of the body rather than letting them travel to the bloodstream. This prevents these harmful particles from becoming cholesterol. And lower cholesterol means a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. “Clinical studies have overwhelmingly shown that dietary fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels,” says Wheeler. “Consequently, cardiovascular health is improved.” Dietary Fiber: How to Find It Now that you know what dietary fiber is and why you need it, look for the foods that are fiber powerhouses: Fruits and vegetables. Not only are fruits and vegetables delicious and versatile, they are also some of the easiest foods to prepare. Add some to every meal to get a healthy dose of fiber in your diet. Whole grains. Choose whole grain cereals, breads, and pastas rather than refined “white” choices to boost your fiber intake. Beans and other legumes. There are many varieties to choose from, and each packs a healthy punch of fiber. Above all, look for whole foods rather than processed choices, even those that have added fiber. Says Lesson, “Natural foods with intact fiber have more vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients than processed foods to which isolated or synthetic fibers have been added.”

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I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

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