Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui shows where are the reflex points on the feet to help to break up phlegm, mucus and respiratory congestion associated with a cold, flu, or pneumonia in this short foot reflexology demonstration. Here is relief.
Our skin is our largest organ. Not only does it protect us from the elements, bacteria, toxins from entering our bodies, but it also keeps our organs from falling out of our body. Studies have shown that stress and gut inflammation can damage the protective function and integrity of the epidermal barrier.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
• 4 small squash (acorn, butternut, carnival, dumpling or delicata)
• 2 cups of quinoa prepared according to directions
• 1 medium, peeled, cored, and chopped granny smith apple
• ½ of green or red pepper, chopped
• 1 stalk celery, chopped
• ¼ cup of either crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese
• 1 cup of cooked chicken, chopped (omit for vegetarian version)
• ¼ cup of raisins
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Walking continuously for 30 minutes or more is best for fat-burning. At a brisk walking pace, you will cover a distance of 1.5 to 2 miles or 2.5 to 3.3 kilometers in 30 minutes. (So walking your dog may not necessary count as a fat-burning walk.)
Walk most days of the week for at least 30 minutes to burn an extra 1000 to 3000 calories per week and to improve your metabolism each day.
- A walking workout of 30 to 60 minutes at 50-70% of your maximum heart rate is recommended for walking for weight loss. Use the Target Heart Rate Calculator to find the right heart rate, which varies by age.
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Most of us take our mothers for granted. (I admit I do.) We know that she is there but we may not devote as much time and attention to her as much as we want.
As a conscious practice, Mother’s Day forces us to stop and think of our mothers and all the women that have influenced us. This is the day for putting away our differences and taking the time to love and honor her, not only as a mother, but as a human being.
Vibration is the frequency that our energy body resonates at.
We all feel and respond, to each others’ vibrations, even if we’re not aware of it. It is the reason why we may be drawn to certain people, or repelled by them.
But why should we care whether or not we are operating at a higher vibration?
Because the higher our vibration, the more aligned we are with our greater purpose, in touch with our higher selves, and living in our flow. And when that happens, we are most connected with our true selves, as well as with others, spreading light on a global (and even universal) scale.
Do you think waiting for what you want will make you happy?
One of the things I noticed about being happy and getting happy is that they are NOT interchangeable. We think by waiting for something—perfect job, perfect marriage, lose that 20 pounds, get that diamond bracelet, whatever—those things or events in our lives are going to make us happy.
An important lesson I have learned on my journey that things we accumulate do not give us the lasting “happiness” we are seeking.
Yes, we find happiness through our comforts: a partner who will love and support us the way we want to be loved, the right house in the right neighborhood, children that you will love and devote your time to, a job that will give you satisfaction, and good health. You may be one of those people who are fortunate enough to obtain those “necessities” that supposedly make you happy, healthy and employable. But something still doesn’t feel right, and it nags at you.
SINUS AND POST NASAL DRIP RELIEF – HAND REFLEXOLOGY TIP
I’m always getting questions from readers. More people are becoming proactive with their health and they want to practice easy, self-care techniques from the comfort of their homes.
Here is an easy hand Reflexology tip to help find relief from post nasal drip and general respiratory problems.
As a Reflexologist, I am always watching people’s gaits (the way they walk). A gait is the manner, or style of walk, and there are many types.
Walking is one of the earliest skills we develop growing up. You would think that walking was simple, but it’s not, as many people do not portray the proper posture when walking.
Some walking styles can cause the body to become unaligned, which can develop into pain or body aches down the road.
Got tomatoes? We have a wonderful recipe for you. This recipe is one of Certified Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui’s favorite summer recipe.
This is a lovely and light sauce. It is quick to make. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Any leftover can be freeze for up to 3 months. Use this sauce to top pasta or rice.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Notes: Serves 4-6
Toilet talk isn’t necessarily a popular subject, but maybe it should be! In this out of sync, fast paced, wild and modern world we are living in, we have become so disconnected from the simple, natural and beautiful things that make us who we are – humans. We are natural beings living in a material oriented world, and that doesn’t always match up. We often forget to respect and honor the complexity of this finely tuned machine keeping us alive, our very own bodies.
Just as we aren’t naturally meant to spend hours inside watching television, or searching on the computer, there are many modern norms that don’t exactly match up with how our bodies naturally work. A prime example of this is the TOILET. Living in a time with an abundance of digestive issues and gut problems, it makes you wonder how much of this is linked to the dysfunctional system of elimination the majority of us currently use?
Cucumbers and lemons go well together, and in this recipe they’ve included the cooling effect of fresh mint to the water so you’re getting several tastes competing for your attention. Lemons themselves are high in Vitamin C, and since you’re unlikely to eat lemons the way you’d eat an orange, drinking this lemon cucumber concoction is a great way to top up on this immune-boosting vitamin.
Mint is also a rich source of Vitamin C, as well as important minerals like calcium and magnesium. Consider adding the mint to a soup or smoothie after you’ve finished the water, as it’s an excellent source of fiber.
As a family therapist I’ve often heard parents say Time-Out doesn’t work, but as soon as we discuss further it becomes very clear that there is confusion to its purpose.
TIMEOUT IS NOT A PUNISHMENT – IT’S A LIFE SKILL ON TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
Sadly in my work I have met so many adults who can’t be alone in their own company, because it feels so uncomfortable and consequently can’t handle being single either.
You will often hear that laughter is the best medicine, but why do people say this? Most of us try to do our best to make sure that we laugh as much as possible every day, because we just know that it makes us feel good – but what are the actual benefits of laughing?
How can we improve our lives by including more laughter, and has anything been proven to show that laughing is good for our physical and mental health?
Personally, laughing for me is a form of therapy. I love that feeling where you’re laughing so much that you literally fall off your seat. Also, when you simply cannot stop laughing and fail to get your words out. It elevates your mood instantly and raises your vibration, which allows more goodness to flow to you.
Terri Reynolds, 56, knows the exchange well. She says, “Reiki.” They say, “Huh?” She says, “Energy healing.” They say, “Hocus-pocus.”
But for Reynolds, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011, reiki is anything but. The practice – which usually involves a practitioner placing his or her hands on or above a client to facilitate that person’s healing energy – taught her how to quiet her mind after surgery and six months of chemotherapy.
“When you have a very stressful job and four children, and you get a diagnosis like that, it kind of really slaps you around,” says Reynolds, a certified medical assistant and managed care educator in Springfield, Illinois. “And when you’re grabbing everywhere for anything that makes the littlest bit of hope glisten, you’re apt to try anything.”
I like fruity tea. Passionate peach, blueberry bliss, raspberry riot – you name it, I probably like it. But at some point in my life, I picked up the idea that fruit teas aren’t for REAL tea drinkers. In the hierarchy of teas, I imagined them stuck at the bottom, the uncoolest of the hot beverages.
I have no idea where I picked up on that tea story. Perhaps someone made fun of me for my tea choice. Perhaps it was just a vibe I picked up. Perhaps I made it up myself. However I picked it up, I let it affect my tea choices. For years, I was afraid to drink fruity tea in public, afraid that the real tea drinkers might notice and judge me for it.
Almost every modern disease is caused or affected by body inflammation. Your immune system can become compromised by stress, diet, and lifestyle. Everyone has had common illnesses such as a sore throat, colds, broken bones, etc. Your body goes into the appropriate defense to ward off these diseases or trauma by generating the appropriate white cells, known as antigens, to fight off offensive bacteria or viruses to survive.
Your body’s immune system produces antibodies and destroys harmful invaders. This kind of body inflammatory is useful and necessary.
When is body inflammation bad? When the immune response overacts and our body no longer can tell the different between healthy body tissues and antigens. Your immune system begins to destroy healthy body tissues due to mixed messages transmitted from the brain. Unfortunately, in many cases, inflammation causes PAIN!