It’s important to be educating regarding your state of optimal health each day, especially when pregnant! http://ow.ly/7PBwo
Getting centered through yoga on Sesame Street! We do yoga with kids at Generation Thrive! http://ow.ly/7TuO2
The furry friends show Telly slow yoga breathing, then Telly tries to keep his balance as he moves into position for the special flamingo pose. But he keeps falling. Maybe he can’t balance because one of his elbows is heavier than the other? Elmo and Rosita have him hold different objects to make his weight equal on both sides, but boom! Telly comes crashing down.
Finally, Chris helps Telly practice finding his balance point, supporting his arms as he shifts his weight. It works. Ommmmm!
New Harvard study: Dairy is not part of a healthy diet. http://ow.ly/8hKTo
The Harvard School of Public Health sent a strong message to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition experts everywhere with the recent release of its “Healthy Eating Plate” food guide. The university was responding to the USDA’s new MyPlate guide for healthy eating, which replaced the outdated and misguided food pyramid.
Harvard’s nutrition experts did not pull punches, declaring that the university’s food guide was based on sound nutrition research and more importantly, not influenced by food industry lobbyists. The greatest evidence of its research focus is the absence of dairy products from the “Healthy Eating Plate” based on Harvard’s assessment that “…high intake can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.” The Harvard experts also referred to the high levels of saturated fat in most dairy products and suggested that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements.
Kudos to Harvard for promoting greater consumption of vegetables and fruits, as well as healthier protein options such as fish, beans or nuts. And kudos to Harvard for ignoring the lobbyists and showing the USDA what healthy eating is all about.
But….there are options available.
Raw dairy is an alternative. Introducing organic, raw, 100% GreenFed (surpasses GrassFed) artisanal, probiotic infused cheese from Beyond Organic.
Additionally, similar to a drinkable yogurt or kefir, Amasai is packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins minerals and powerful probiotics. Now available for the first time in the USA from Beyond Organic.
A randomized, double-blind, clinical trial study found that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may result in a reduction in abdominal obesity (waist circumference), among other benefits. What kind of oil do you cook with? Read more here: http://ow.ly/8hM6r
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