Gemi outlines multiple creative ways to cook and eat with the power of food.
Anxiety and Depression are created from suppression.
I really don’t like labels. My clients know, often when a new client comes to me with behavioral or mental issues often they start the conversation by saying “I have depression” “I have anxiety” or “I am depressed”. When I ask them if they are depressed now often the answer is “not right now but I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety”.
This kind of affirmation is very strong, I am not saying it wasn’t true at some point but if addressed appropriately anxiety and depression don’t need to be a for life diagnosis. Of course, people come to me because they want more from life, they know they can feel and do better than taking medication their entire life. They come to me because they are tired of being called “depressed” or “anxious". They come to me when they are ready to do the work. Yes, I say work...
My name is Emily and I need to share this experience with you.
So, when I told people in my life that I was going to do a cleanse, many eyebrows lifted. Some of the first reactions to hearing about a cleanse were frightening and acutely misinformed, and so, because of this, I decided to write about my cleanse. Also, to address some of the misconceptions about the process!
Let’s break down some of the top 5 misunderstandings about this cleanse. Keep in mind, this doesn’t apply to all plans and remedies that are out there, but the guided, safe routine 10-day cleanse outlined by Nourish the Brain Institute.
Number One: Going to the bathroom. This has got to win first place for the number of comments I heard when discussing the cleanse. It is not true that being on a specific diet causes one to ‘clear their bowels’ in a rapid, unpredictable, radical way. Do people really do this type of thing to...
We are all unique, there is no other you, only because of that we all should celebrate everyday because every day is unique it depends on you what you make of it.
Are you up for adventure and discovery of your amazing gifts? Let’s get into it.
I can see you are amazing inside out.
One of the things that amaze me the most in humans is the perfection of our being; body, brain, and mind. You probably already know that the brain runs all body functions, and if the brain dies, every organ needs to be hooked up to a machine to keep it alive.
What is not so well known is the fact that the brain has many levels of performance in every human, depending on each situation. Let’s say when we are in fight or flight mode. Brain performance gets reduced to survival. When we are in love everything is wonderful, when we work the brain knows how to stay focused, when we enjoy a hobby or a good conversation with a friend the brain relaxes and performs very differently. All of this happens because our chemistry changes in every situation depending on the intensity of that specific situation.
The brain is a very complex organ, the most marvelous, mysterious perfect gift our physical body contains. Our brain doesn’t think but helps to create thoughts,...
I don’t like telling people how to live, just because I have a different set of guidelines for my own nutrition. What happens? The person only is able to filter the message that they are doing something WRONG! They shut off from new information and that is that. Here are some ideas for opening up conversations about healthy food choices.
Start with a question, invite them to reflect:
It seems like you really like that _____, what about it do you like so much? Wait for them to answer...
A) If they reveal that they have guilt, and you should follow up with asking why they eat it if they know it is not healthy.
B) If they show that they haven’t thought about it, showing a lack of awareness, your next move is to ask if they have ever wondered what that food contains, or why it is your ‘go to’ choice?
Would you like to eat differently?
Would you like to do better?
Here is a recipe that you will enjoy making for your family and friends. Enjoy the holiday, or any time you can put the spirit of cooking into your daily meal.
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground beef
1 pound calamari
1/3 pound peas (in a can)
2 red onions
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 egg yolk
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch of parsley
1 slice (gluten free) bread
a pinch of saffron
Chop: almonds, parsley, mix in saffron
Prepare the meatballs with pork, beef, 2 garlic cloves (crushed), egg yolk, a couple of branches of parsley chopped finely, bread chopped into small pieces. Mix all together with a food processor or manually. Create the meatballs. I like them small, half of a golf-ball-size, but they can be as big as a golf ball if you like!
When round, roll them in the rice flour that you have set previously on a plate. Then you can fry them lightly...
What the f*&.# is going on whit my Hypothalamus? As strange as it may seem to you this was the first question that popped in my mind the day I start sweating in bursts. “Provably a lot” that was my quick answer.
If I a go back in time to 2006 when I had my brain broken due to stress, one of the side effects from the break down was my breasts started lactating, no like I had a baby but still lactating in a weird way…like lactating per se wasn’t weird enough, my “baby” was 11 years old at that time I was supposed to be as dry as it gets.
One of the hormones that the hypothalamus manages is prolactin. This is the hormone women need to make milk to breastfeed their babies. When you are not at that point and you start lactating the red flags are straight up but guess what? I did go to the doctor which told me “it’s probably nothing, maybe stress”. Well… Sir, yes I did have stress but I had not time to go further in the...