1.We eat unnaturally.
In order to achieve optimal digestion, we must:
RELAX! Take the time to eat in a peaceful setting and a positive state of mind. Stop rushing around and leaving your meal as nothing but an afterthought, or worse, a source of stress due to time constraints. To put it simply, if you don't have time to eat, DON'T EAT! Wait until you are calm, relaxed, and ready to give your meal and its digestion the attention that they deserve. If you have feelings of guilt about what you are putting in your mouth, change what you are eating. Negativity has no place in the kitchen. Your food should sustain you, not be a cause of anxiety. Constipation, gas, bloating, fatigue, and/or nausea are not normal. They are your body's way of saying HELP! We can help you make eating FUN again, regardless of your personal preferences.
DON'T MIX THAT! Have you ever eaten a meal that you knew didn't mix properly? Gas, bloating, indigestion, and constipation aren't natural by-products of your food breaking down and it's nutrients being assimilated. They are your body's way of telling you that the food in your gut is putrefying aka rotting aka NOT DIGESTING! Gross, I know. Luckily, there is no reason for you to deal with the discomforts of poor digestion. We will provide simple rules to follow in order to prevent these uncomfortable side-effects of improper eating/food combining.
2.We consume unnatural food/drink.
YOU ATE WHAT?! Processed. Genetically modified. Pasteurized. Deep fried. Homogenized. Enriched. Reduced fat. No fat. Good fat. Bad fat. Fast food. Microwave dinners. Microwave breakfasts. High fructose corn syrup. GMO Soy derivatives. Low sugar. Reduced sugar. No sugar. Artificially sweetened. Low carb. Zero carb. Added preservatives. Nitrates. Binding agents. Factory farmed. Added antibiotics. Added hormones. Dietary supplements. Chlorine. Fluoride. Protein powders. Protein bars. Protein pudding. Pesticides. Frankenfood.
Okay...so by now, regardless of what we are choosing to eat, we at least know the difference between right and wrong, right? WRONG! Maybe you know all about the dangers of eating a SAD (standard American diet) diet. Maybe you don't. Maybe you've been scammed and duped into thinking you were making healthy choices. Well, let's get informed. We will make it REAL SIMPLE. If you want to be fat, sick, and lethargic, by all means, eat from the aforementioned list. It is YOUR CHOICE. YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY and no one else's. If you want to be VIBRANT and VITAL and feel WHOLE again, then you must eat vibrant and vital foods. The problem is, most of us are very uninformed about what fresh, whole food has to offer us. When most people think of healthy food, what comes mind? An apple? Celery sticks? A salad? Some dull iceberg lettuce with a couple lifeless tomatoes and maybe a carrot thrown in there for good measure? We will help you discover new joys in finding, preparing, eating and sharing DELICIOUS FOOD that will leave you saying, "Why didn't I do this years ago?!"
3.We remain in unnatural positions for long periods of time.
I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS SIT! The human body is an amazing piece of bio-machinery. We can stand up straight. We can jump. We can run. We can squat. We can bend. We can lift objects. We can throw. Wait a second...what do you mean most people can't do any of these basic functional movements?! Unfortunately, our current way of living, at least in the Western world, has caused us to forget the basics. We have a sort of "POSTURAL AMNESIA," so to speak. Most of us have spent so much time in unnatural positions, i.e., sitting, that we simply can't remember how to move through our environment in a safe, effortless, and healthy manner. Most Americans spend more time sitting than they do sleeping. That is pretty scary! In the car. In the office. At school. At work. On the couch. It all adds up to one thing: compromised health. Without proper posture, we have decreased circulation and enzymatic activity, poor digestion, higher rates of cardiovascular disease and obesity, back pain, headaches, etc., etc., etc.
GET UP, STAND UP. STAND UP FOR YOUR...LIFE? Can you touch your toes? How about raising both arms above your head perpendicular to the floor? Are your shoulders slumped forward? How about your hips? Are they tucked in? Are they pushed out like a duck? Is there any rounding forward in your mid back? If we were to draw a line from the top of your head to through the heel of your foot, how much of your spinal column would be stacked correctly? Do you sit on your tail-bone? For those who have less than perfect posture, don't worry. There is hope! Through a proper regiment of corrective stretching, you can reclaim your natural birthright. Let us help you re-learn how to move through your world with confidence, balance, and ease!
So relax and relearn the basics with us! Talk to you soon,
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