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    ReSanity is Coming SOON!

    Birth Announcement: Kind of.  Our years of research and practical applications are almost complete as we finish up the details of this epic book, ReSanity: Truths about Food, Pharma and Healthy Living In An InSane World.  Mega info at your finger tips on Statin Drugs, Natural Food sourcing, Supplementation Facts and Myths, Sugar facts and hacks and so much more.  You’ll want to invest in the entire book and have this info available to you for quick reference. And…. we are going to also offer it on a chapter by chapter basis to have and to share with those who you know ‘really need this info’. More to follow.

    More Energy, Lose Weight, More Fun Anyone?

    I know it’s hard to lose weight. Everything is stacked against you. There’s not enough time to exercise or prepare fresh meals. Everything is go, go, go. I get it. You are just trying to get by each day. But let’s say you could control more of what you buy and eat. How do you think that would make you feel?

    If you just eliminate these 3 things for the next 30 days, you will lose weight, have more energy, sleep like a baby, feel less bloated, less inflammed, etc. I have been living this way for many years and I feel like a vibrant 20 year old. I am never tired during the day, am happy, love what I do, have enough energy to exercise (1 to 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 times a week) and get a deep 7 1/2 – 8 hrs. sleep virtually every night. YOU can have this too!

    Here we go: NO SUGAR (Including fruit except for an organic apple or berries just after a meal)

    NO STARCHES (Including gluten [breads, pasta, soy], rice, corn, potatoes, yams, squash)

    NO ALCOHOL (Sorry wine lovers)

    All of these 3 things convert to sugar. Sugar in this form is your enemy. Don’t worry, your body will convert protein, complex carbohydrates and fats into glucose (sugar) for fuel. You will not be glucose depleted. Your energy will be sustained at a constant level throughout the day. Forget those afternoon naps or needing to pump yourself up with energy bars or drinks. You won’t need those anymore.

    It’s so simply yet people tell themselves that they CAN’T do it. You’d be surprised. It’s a conscious choice. Look at it this way ….. if it doesn’t work for you after 30 days then go back to your old habits. However, if you do like the results, you will make it a way of life. That’s what happend to me.

    By The Way – I do see a Naturopath in the San Diego area named David J. Getoff (www.naturopath4you.com / 619-441-8700). I see him every 3 months for the past 10 years and pay him to keep me healthy. Not only does he have a private practice but also lectures MD’s and PhD’s on nutrition and supplements and teaches at the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in Lemon Grove. [This is a great place to learn about nutrition, supplements, bodycare & household products, etc. and the cost is minimal. Check out www.PPNF.org for upcoming classes. There is so much good information that I keep retaking the 6-week course. Maybe I will see you there!]

    On David’s website there is a 30-day “Diet” – http://www.naturopath4you.com/21DayDiet.htm that goes into more detail. I practice this on a daily basis and have been for the past 8 years. I think you will find that you will never want to go back to your old eating habits again because IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HEALTHY!

    Feel Healthy This Spring

    Feel Healthy This Spring:

    With spring upon us, why not spring forward into a healthier you?  Warmer weather plus additional daylight hours plus the growth of new vegetation equals revitalization from those long winter months.  Springtime can signify a new beginning for our happiness and health!  So rejuvenate and feel healthy this spring by exercising, meditating and eating healthy!

    Springtime Exercises:

    Gardening:

    By pushing a lawn mower, pulling pesky weeds, or planting seeds, gardening increases activity and beautifies your outdoor area.  With the ability to burn up to 350 calories per hour, gardening gets you healthy while giving you an excellent excuse to enjoy the outdoors.

    Swimming:

    Whether you want to brush up on your freestyle stroke or take a water aerobics class, swimming screams refreshing springtime activity!   Not only will it get you excited for those upcoming summer months but one hour of swimming can burn up to 600 calories.  Whenever possible, always opt for saltwater swimming…the ocean or a saltwater pool (non-chlorinated).

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    Running/Hiking/Biking:

    Tired of the gym?  Springtime gives you the perfect excuse to move outdoors!  What better way to feel like a healthier you than by running, walking, hiking or biking?  With every step or pedal, your body will feel rejuvenated by that much needed sunshine.  Need a little inspiration – start off with some springtime tunes such as Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” or purchase some stylish workout apparel.  Nike’s line “Nike Sphere: Warmth Without Weight” is great for layering and essential for the springtime season.

    Springtime Meditation:

    Spring provides a wonderful opportunity to clear our home of clutter.  But why stop there?  Why not clear our mind through meditation?  By meditating, we can reduce stress and strengthen the connection between our body and mind.

    With springtime providing the perfect backdrop for reflection, outdoor meditation can give us the simplicity, comfort and tranquility that we desire.  All we need is about 10 minutes a day of meditation.  Whether you are walking or sitting, give yourself a few minutes to let go, breath, and live in the moment.

    Springtime Healthy Eating:

    Springtime screams eating healthy by taking advantage of the abundance of seasonal vegetables!  Think Green! Asparagus, broccoli, spinach, and green beans can help you feel energized, slimmer, and of course, healthier.  Take advantage of your local farmer’s market for the freshest vegetable and fruits.  Need help with recipes?  Look no further than the Internet.  Seasonal dishes, for any culinary ability, can be found on the web!

    What meal would be complete without the perfect springtime drink?  Fruity and flowery teas awaken the senses.  Great springtime teas are peach, strawberry and blueberry.  Anne’s Kombucha is a great local company that makes fresh springtime teas, such as ginger, cranberry lime, pineapple, watermelon ginger, blue green algae or just plan original.

    Springtime is a chance for growth, new beginnings and a healthier us.  Spring forward into a healthier you through exercise, meditating and eating right!  Feel healthy this spring!

    For more information on healthy ways to grow this spring, tune into Anne’s Kombucha’s on Facebook and Twitter.

    Healthy Drinking

    Healthy food choices to one person may not be healthy in the next person’s eyes. Healthy drinking is no different. In this article we are going to touch on healthy drinking in all forms. Healthy drinking starts with water. Good ol’ H2O should be our go- to beverage when we need to quench our thirst. Water supports all of our cells, tissues, and organs while regulating our body temperature and aiding in eliminating waste. There is no doubt about it, no matter what your views are on drinking healthy, water is on the list. Tea and coffee are healthy options, some more than others for both categories, but mostly they are not too shabby. Tea has less caffeine per cup than coffee, and there are different types of tea like sleepy tea, tea for when you are sick, fruity tea, green tea, white tea… the list goes on. Coffee can be served in many different forms, but there are not different flavors of coffee or espresso unless you “dress it up” with flavored syrups. The difference in coffee is how you serve it. Black coffee, latte, Americano, whatever tickles your fancy. Caffeine is good for us, but in a limited amount daily. You don’t want to drink a pot of coffee because it is not good for your liver to process that much caffeine in one day, and you will most likely feel anxious and restless.

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    Another favorite is coconut water, which has become very popular over the last couple of years. The reason for its popularity is because it hydrates you better than water. Coconut water has more potassium than a banana and can counteract things like hypertension. Depending on what type or brand you purchase, it has little or no sugar, sodium, and zero calories. If you are looking for a healthy alcoholic beverage, try adding coconut water to your drink to sweeten it up, and hydrate you at the same time! Another good idea is to try adding Anne’s kombucha to your champagne or your martini for a little different taste with some healthy drinking benefits! Wine is going to be your best alcoholic choice when it comes to healthy drinking because it will keep your friendship with the scale, can improve your memory, and it doesn’t have a ton of sugar added to it. It is important to remember that too much of something can turn bad, if we overindulge. Other options for healthy drinking are veggie and 100% fruit juice, and a few types of milk. Of course there are more options we did not cover, but if you would like to learn more about drinking healthy visit our site at AnnesKombucha.com!

    How to Pack Some Protein Rich Veggies into Your Diet

    Protein is essential to add to your diet for a variety of reasons – obtaining essential amino acids, weight loss, muscle tone, hair, skin and nails or even to improve your health overall.  Incorporating  protein rich veggies into your diet may be tough at first, but only if you don’t know which types of protein to look for.

    Including protein into your diet does not mean that your diet has to be bland.  It can be full of rich flavor and essential nutrients.  Zest up your diet with some of these protein packed choices such as wild fish, free-range chicken, grass fed beef (birth-to-death), and raw dairy products (usually available at your local Farmer’s Market).  For carbs pick those that are high in fiber, like some tasty whole grains from heirloom seeds such as Ezekiel (sprouted grain bread), nutrient-dense organic vegetables, seeds and nuts.

    Vegetables often get overlooked when it comes to filling up on protein, because it’s hard to know which vegetables exactly are great protein choices.  It can get a little tricky when it comes to knowing which vegetables actually contain a healthy dose of protein, but these surprisingly protein packed greens are sure to be some nutritious pick-me-ups.

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    Topping the list of protein rich veggies to make sure are in your grocery cart are beans (in a limited amount), cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, artichoke, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus and superfoods such as spirulina, chorella and blue green algae to name a few.  Some of these protein rich veggies may already make it onto your plate, but they may just stay there for decoration.  A great way to simmer up to these protein rich foods is to lightly steam them, and add flavorings such as garlic and herbs to give them just the kick they need.

    Protein rich veggies pack nutrients into your diet to give you a kick into your diet without letting you have to suffer the effects of what you are missing from not having sufficient protein.

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    1. Pack some protein rich veggies to snack on during the day.  By bringing some broccoli with you as a snack, you’ll be more apt to munch on it throughout the day.  You can also include sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts that are high in good fat and protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.

    2. Lightly steam some veggies in a garlic and herb blend.  By lightly steaming the veggies, you won’t lose all the protein but still make them appetizing.  The garlic and herb sauce will make sure that there is no protein rich veggies left on your plate.

    3. Call it a wrap!  For a quick and easy lunch packed with protein filled veggies, try adding some to a wrap for a quick and fulfilling way to get your protein and vegetable quota for the day.  Using Nori Sheets provides you with tons of trace minerals from this seaweed vegetable.

    4. Drink up!  If it’s a hot summer’s day and you’re looking to quench your thirst, why not blend up some protein rich veggies into a power shake.  I use a mineral broth as my base in lieu of orange juice or apple juice which are both loaded with sugar.

    5. Go raw.  There’s no shame in simply reaching for some protein filled veggies in the raw.  Enjoying some dehydrated kale chips is a great way to get your fill of protein while enjoying the end of a warm summer’s day.

    For more information on longevity and leading a healthy life, check out Anne’s Kombucha today.