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In this show Marianne Bridgeman, Holistic Health Coach and Natural Food Chef, will help people understand what they are truly eating and doing to their bodies. Marianne packs in 15 minutes (or less) the health benefits of different foods plus helps educate people on the actual contents of packaged foods. For some inspiration, she includes a new affirmation each podcast along with a tip of the week.
Recent Episodes for Healthy Inner Beauty
DATE: Wed, 30 Dec 2009
SIZE: 9.20 MB
HIB #30 | Importance of Chiropractic Work

Food Focus: Beets Benefits:Research also shows that beet juice can help inhibit the development of colon and stomach cancer.Beets can help in normalizing blood pressure.Beets protects against heart disease. Beet juice helps stimulate the function of liver cells and protect the liver and bile ducts.Drinking beets regularly can help relieve constipation.Beets are particularly rich in the B vitamin folate, which is essential for normal tissue growth. Importance of Chiropractic Work "Chiropractic focuses on the health of the spine, mainly on the joints, or moveable segments of the spine.† Throughout life, those joints, or moveable segments go through a tremendous amount of stress and turmoil.† For example, auto accidents, too much sitting, heavy lifting, wallets in pockets, heavy purses on one shoulder, workstations not supporting neutral postures, driving stick shift, sitting cross legged, falls, slips, and other accidents cause excessive strain to our underlining structure.† Moreover, our spine is always fighting against the pull of gravity every time we stand or sit! Chiropractic focuses on returning the natural function and range of motion to all of those joints, or movable segments so that all of the structures that are connected to those joints, (muscles, tendons, ligaments, spinal discs, etcÖ) will work in harmony.† When those joints and surrounding tissues are functioning well, our body will continue to work and be there for us when we want it to, adding longevity and endurance to the function of our spine, nervous system and our lives." Words from the wonderful Chirporactor, Dr. Matt Green. † Affirmation of the Week: I know I will always have what I need and trust that I will always have more than I want.† Check this article out on the power of giving.† † Tip of the Week: Staying Warm through Foods There are foods that can warm you up internally and those that can keep you cold. Try adding these foods into your diet to warm you up. AsparagusBasilChivesCinnamon sticksClovesCorianderGarlicGinger Ginseng † Sponsor: † † Save 20% off any order of $75 more at by use code AFBEUT20 † †

DATE: Tue, 08 Dec 2009
SIZE: 9.28 MB
HIB #29 | Tips on Reducing Stress

Food Focus: Foods Providing Vitamin B12 calfís liver, braised snapper, baked/broiled salmon, chinook beef tenderloin, lean lamb loin, roasted scallops, baked/broiled shrimp, steamed/boiled halibut, baked/broiled yogurt, low-fat Although an article by Dr. Gina Shaw says otherwise on animal foods giving you B12. Read more... †Food Review: Kinni Kritters Animal Cookies These cookies are gluten free, wheat free, dairy/casein free, egg free, trans fat free. Eight cookies have 2 grams of sugar. In one oreo cookie it is 14 grams of sugar. Its very light and taste like animal cookies. Affirmation of the Week: I design my life through thoughts and beliefs. Tip of the Week: Reduce Stress Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you enjoy. (i.e.spending time with friends, walking, listening to music) Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated and BREATH. Avoid difficult people when possible and surround self with positive people. Surround your desk with things that make you happy (i.e. family photos, jokes, affirmations, quotes) Sponsor: Save 10% on all orders plus FREE SHIPPING with our exclusive PetMeds Coupon Code by visiting †

DATE: Tue, 17 Nov 2009
SIZE: 8.56 MB
HIB #28 | Many Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Food Focus: Sweet Potatoes This root vegetable qualified as an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, and a good source of copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. † Bodywork Review: Structural Integration Itís an educational process of understanding the relationship between gravity and the human body. It is a systemic approach to relaxing the patterns of stress and impaired functioning in the bodyís structure through the fascial layer. When your body is misaligned with gravity, posture worsens and flexibility is slowly lost. † Affirmation of the Week:† I constantly have new insights and new ways of looking at my world.† † Tip of the Week:† By adding sweet potatoes you help with that sweet craving we all have and it's simple as making sweet potato fries as your side instead of regular potatoe French fries.† † Sponsors: Save 10% on all orders plus FREE SHIPPING with our exclusive PetMeds Coupon Code by visiting

DATE: Tue, 03 Nov 2009
SIZE: 9.19 MB
HIB #27 | Food to Help with Sweet Cravings

Food Focus: Carrots Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. † Food Review: Tinkyada Pasta† Whole wheat pasta seems to not satisfy that craving for pasta and I'm always searching for new gluten free products and I came across this pasta that is made out of brown rice, rice bran and water. And itís even wheat free, gluten free. Itís not mushy and when you cook it, it comes out just right. It taste great and now you can still have pasta. Affirmation of the Week: I allow a life of happiness. † Tip of the Week: Cravings at Night Today we spoke about carrots and for those who have sweet cravings at night I suggest to incorporate some baked carrots into your diet. Maybe as a light snack or during lunch. Adding this vegetable will not only give you the nutrients we discussed today, but the satisfaction of having something sweet. They are delicious and get sweeter when baked.† Another vegetable you can incorporate to help with these sweet cravings is sweet potatoes.† † Special Rewards: Earn Money I am so thankful for everyone's support and in thanks I have decided to offer rewards for the referrals Healthy Inner Beauty receives. I am in the giving spirits. With the holidays around the corner what better time to get support to maintaining good health.† It's definitely not easy during this time of year. I will take care of your referrals and will not deprive them but educate them of what their unique bodies need. Click on the link above to see how can start earning money.† Sponsor: † † Save 20% off any order of $75 more at by use code AFBEUT20 †

DATE: Fri, 30 Oct 2009
SIZE: 6.90 MB
HIB #26 | Foods Causing Joint Pain

Food Focus: Persimmons Persimmons are rich in sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and manganese. Warning: diabetics should avoid consuming persimmons as they are high in natural sugars. † Food Review: Nature's Path Organic Corn Flake Cereal Gluten free and wheat free cereal. Since it's so simple and there is no highly processed ingredients it's a great cereal to make your own. Add in different fruits, nuts, seeds to satisfy your taste buds for a healthy alternative for cereal.† † Affirmation of the Week: I am healing. † Tip of the Week: Joint Pain and Food If you feel you have a lot of joint pain there can be several reasons for it. It can be from different activities you are doing, it could be stress, but there is another thing to consider which is the intake of foods. There are foods that are designated as the nightshade vegetables which include tomatoes, potatoes (not including sweet potatoes), eggplant and peppers, which are known to cause or enhance joint pain. Try to keep it to a minimum.

DATE: Tue, 20 Oct 2009
SIZE: 9.03 MB
HIB #25 | Understanding Your Body

MInd Focus: Meditation Meditation has been around for so long, but not many people take advantage of its many benefits. One major benefit is stress reduction, which can lower the chance of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. † Food Review: Annie/'s Natural Salad Dressing What I particular like about their dressings is that they use ingredients that you can understand. As I always preach itís so important to understand all the ingredients of products you buy off the shelf because this is what you are actually putting in your body.† † Affirmation of the Week: I condition myself for success by tuning my mind to the positive. † Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Body The best way to truly understand your body is to keep track of how your body reacts to certain foods. Start a journal or a document on your computer or iphone where you jot down what you eat for each meal and then how you feel afterwards. Once you start to practice being aware you will be amazed at how certain foods may give you a burst of continuous energy where some may give you a lethargic feeling.† † Sponsors: Save 10% on all orders plus FREE SHIPPING with our exclusive PetMeds Coupon Code by visiting † †

DATE: Tue, 13 Oct 2009
SIZE: 9.56 MB
HIB #24 | Helping Acne

Food Focus: Oats Grains are very important part of our diet especially during the fall and winter. Brown rice in particular has many benefits which I have already discussed in episode 2 and oats which we will be talking about today is loaded with manganese which provides so much for us.† † Fit Review: Gyrotonic Whatís so great about this is it helps you understand the flow of your body and the movement it is capable of. It can help you understand how to use your body when doing certain activities like kayaking or dancing, or anything that has movement so that you can last longer and have more energy.† † Affirmation of the Week: I always contribute in healthy ways to my body. † Tip of the Week: Helping Acne A lot of people focus on the topical products to heal their acne problems where the root of the problem usually stems from within. I have helped my clients achieve a natural glow just with the change of what food they consume. Most people donít take this into consideration. One of the safest ways to treat acne is by changing the foods you eat and your fluid intake. † Sponsors † † Save 20% off any order of $75 more at by use code AFBEUT20

DATE: Tue, 06 Oct 2009
SIZE: 8.74 MB
HIB #23 | New Kitchen Gadget Review

Food Review: Almonds Almonds are loaded with calcium and antioxidants.† One serving has nearly half the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E and as much antioxidant power as a cup of green tea. Kitchen Gadget Review: Immersion Hand Blender This gadget is the perfect tool to make soups. A lot of recipes call when making soups to boil the ingredients then transfer it to the blender or food processor. That is a lot of work especially with everything being so hot.† With an immersion hand blender it makes making soups a smoother process, especially when making a large batch. † Affirmation of the week: I am a powerful person because I always live in the present moment. † Tip of the week:† Dealing with stress We know we all experience stress one way or another in our lives but stress is not a good thing for our health. It can lead us to overeating, weight gain, different ailments and more. Some tips to dealing with stress are: Write, talk, laugh, cry...let your feelings out or take a deep breath in and let it out. As you exhale, release all the negative that you are holding in.

DATE: Tue, 29 Sep 2009
SIZE: 9.59 MB
HIB #22 | Breaking the barriers

Food Review: Grapes In my research I have read that the darker purple grapes are a bit more beneficial than the green. Grapes with higher flavonoids, usually come from grapes that are vibrant and stronger in color like purple grapes, grape juice and red wine.† † Fit Review: Jumping Rope There are 5 reasons why jump roping is so great: 1.††† Easy to learn 2.††† Fun Ė incorporate music or your own pattern of jumping. 3.††† Inexpensive Ė rope can cost from $5-$20. 4.††† Portable Ė if you travel a lot great way to exercise especially if you donít like the gym. 5.††† Great for the family Ė everyone can exercise together and you can even incorporate some double dutch. Affirmation of the week: This week it/'s changed to an inspiration quote, ďYour task is not to seek for success, but merely to see and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.Ē ~Rumi † Tip of the week:† To get all the nourishment your body needs People need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. We all like our staple foods, but we need variety. Your daily food selection should include a variety of foods like whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, and some type of protein that suites your body.

DATE: Tue, 22 Sep 2009
SIZE: 7.40 MB
HIB #21 | Benefits of winter squash

Food Focus: Winter Squash The most common varieties of winter squash include acorn, buttercup, butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti, and turban. Excellent source of Vitamin A and C.† † Food Review: Mariposa Bakery Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Iíve been mentioning a lot of gluten-free products because many people have a gluten sensitivity, but donít even realize it. I wanted people to know that there are other options out there as a lot of these gluten products use ingredients that people actually understand.† † Affirmation of the week:† I can change anything I want about my self or life any time I choose. † Tip of the week: Food for strong bones To prevent osteoporosis try adding these calcium-rich foods to your diet: dark green vegetables (kale, broccoli, collard greens, bok choy), black-eyed peas, sesame seeds, almonds, and figs.

DATE: Tue, 15 Sep 2009
SIZE: 9.18 MB
HIB #20 | Deprivation is not the solution

Food Focus: Buckwheat Buckwheat is a gluten free grain which can also be found in a flour format which is commonly used for gluten free baking and cooking; for example for pancakes . Buckwheat is known to lower glucose levels and is beneficial for managing diabetes.† † Food Review: Mary Gone Crackers Sticks & Twigs Mary Gone Crackers was reviewed once before for their crackers in Episode 6 , but this new snack of theirs is another great product which in 1oz serving it contains 550 mg of omega 3 fatty acids. This snack resembles a stick pretzel, but is made with whole grains and seeds. It's great for those with gluten sensitivities.† † Affirmation of the week: I know I can be successful as I make up my mind to be. † Tip of the week: Don't deprive yourself Deprivation is not the solution. The lifestyle change of eating healthy is to be an enjoyable experience where you can add in the good foods which eventually crowd out the not so healthy foods. When one deprives of food they love they only have a chance of sabotaging themselves. I know so many people who were on diets who end up going back to their old ways because they found it so hard to give up. It shouldn't be about giving up.† † BONUS Article: Benefits of working with a holistic health coach

DATE: Tue, 08 Sep 2009
SIZE: 11.2 MB
HIB #19 | Review of Kaia Granola

Food Focus: Onions Onions have a variety of medicinal effects. Early American settlers used wild onions to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects. In Chinese medicine, onions have been used to treat angina, coughs, bacterial infections, and breathing problems. Food Review: Kaia Granola I meant to review this last week in episode 18 but I saw the commercial for Extra gum and I had to talk about it because of its contents of aspartame and phenanalyne. I wanted to talk about Kaia granola to do a comparison to my review of Bear Naked granola from episode 17 because their granola has 8 types of sugar where personally I donít feel all of that is needed. Now with Kaia granola the main sweetener in this is agave nectar. Affirmation of the week: I promise to myself to love and be happy no matter what. Tip of the week: Deep Breath Deep breathing raises levels of blood oxygen, promoting health in many ways.

DATE: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
SIZE: 12.2 MB
HIB #18 | Tips on how to help with memory loss

Don't be fooled by commercials! Their are so many food commercials out there that say that their food has certain benefits or can help prevent certain things. Stop before you believe those commercials and pick up that packaged food and read the ingredients to really see what you will be putting into your bodies. Food Focus: Garlic Excellent source of manganese, very good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, good source of selenium † Food Review: Extra Fruit Sensation Long Lasting Mango Smoothie Gum Although package may say there are 0 grams of sugar, there are hidden artificial sweeteners in the gum like Aspartame and Phenylalanine. This is a particular concern because aspartame contains 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol, three well-recognized neurotoxins. Phenylalanine excites the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death.† † Affirmation of the Week: I give myself permission to be powerful.† † Tip of the Week: Help memory loss Incorporate foods high in antioxidants such as blueberries. Memory loss can also be caused by one's lifestyle. Try getting more sleep, try to destress and eat better, making healthy choices.† † †

DATE: Tue, 25 Aug 2009
SIZE: 12.4 MB
HIB #17 | Review of Bear Naked Granola

Fit Focus: Yoga Yoga is an excellent exercise to tone your muscles and to add movement into your life. There are all different levels from beginner to advanced so anyone can join.Yoa can help with your blood pressure, energy levels and concentration. Food Review: Bear Naked Granola - Mango Agave Almond I think their purpose of their granola is great and they use only natural ingredients. I give kudos to them for that. Also, according to their food label in one serving size of 1/4 cup there is only 6 grams of sugar .† But what surprises me though is the amount of sugar (given itís natural) that is actually in the ingredients: (8 different sugars) Affirmation of the week: I allow healing in every part of my body. I know I am worth healing. † Tip of the week: Freezing liquids When freezing liquids (soups, purees) in the freezer if you are going to use containers its better to use square because they take less space and make sure you leave Ĺ inch space at the top for the liquids to expand.

DATE: Mon, 17 Aug 2009
SIZE: 12.2 MB
HIB #16 | Tip on how to curb your cravings

Food Focus: Quinoa Quinoa is light and tasty with a delicious flavor all on its own. It is not heavy like most other grains. It's rich in protein, which is a great source for those vegetarias and vegans out there. Food Review:† Sunspire Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips This is a great alternative to the milk chocolate chips. which alot are made with refined sugars . Once you start baking with these chips you won't be able to tell the difference between the two as it provides the same texture and similar flavor for your chocolate chip cookies or chocolate mousse. Affirmation of the week: I am in the process of positive change . Tip of the week: Curb those cravings Some suggestions of foods to incorporate into your diet are bananas, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes or onions to help curb those cravings. †

DATE: Mon, 10 Aug 2009
SIZE: 12.1 MB
HIB #15 | Review of cookies without the guilt

Food Focus: Green Tea Green tea has an array of benefits. It can help prevent cancer, help immune function and help reduce the risk of heart disease to name a few.† † Food Review: Kinni Toos Vanilla Sandwich CrŤme Cookies The mission of Kinnikinnick Foods is to provide Celiacs, people with Autism and other people with special dietary requirements with an uncontaminated, risk free source of food products.To provide our customers with food that actually looks and tastes Great! † Affirmation of the week: All my thoughts are positive and powerful. † Tip of the Week: 8 foods that Fight Fat. According to Michelle Schoffro Cook article there are 8 foods that fight fat. You can increase your bodyís fat-burning power by eating more foods that strengthen your liver (your bodyís main fat-metabolizing organ) to burn fat better.

DATE: Mon, 03 Aug 2009
SIZE: 10.3 MB
HIB #14 | Tip on how to help gas

Food Focus: Aduki Beans They can help reduce blood pressure and act as a natural diuretic.When combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein, which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. If you wanted to try aduki beans then I highly recommend purchasing the brand Eden Organic . † Food Review: Bisquick Shake Ďn Pour Pancake Mix, Buttermilk The best pancakes are those pancakes made from scratch with love in the kitchen. When your mom would make them because she knows its your favorite breakfast. Not this let me put water in a bottle shake and then pour and cook you some pancakes. It is not the same. † Affirmation of the week : To get more love, I merely need to love myself more. † Tip of the week: How to reduce excess gas Now this may not be the only reason you are experiencing gas as there might be a deeper issue, but it helps to relax when you are eating your meals and to slow down .

DATE: Mon, 27 Jul 2009
SIZE: 10.9 MB
HIB #13 | Low down on fat free foods

Food Focus: Raspberries Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, kiwis, tomatoes. † Food Review: Pitter Patties They are little patties made especially for 1-4 year olds. So the ones I picked up are yammy chicken. The ingredients are yams, cooked chicken meat, apples, eggs, brown rice, onions, extra virgin olive oil and spices. All ingredients you understand. Affirmation of the week: I am learning to trust Life and to enjoy all the good I have. Tip of the week: Donít be fooled by Fat Free foods. Since they have to take the fat out they replace it with SUGAR . And our bodies have a hard time digesting sugar and mostly then stored as fat in our fatty tissues.†

DATE: Mon, 20 Jul 2009
SIZE: 7.67 MB
HIB #12 | Get Vitamin D naturally

Food Focus: Cucumbers When consuming the skin of the cucumber it is known to improve the complexion and health of the skin. Cucumbers also have a high water content, which naturally hydrates and helps have glowing skin. Food Review: Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal I have reviewed other cereals on my previous podcast like Cheerios from Episode 7 and Kellogís Smart Start from Episode 2 , but Iím finally happy to be giving a review of a healthier option for a cereal. A lot of times even if itís organic or it claims its whole grain sometimes there are a lot of hidden sugars or ingredients that you have no idea what they are. † Affirmation of the week: All that I seek is already within me. Tip of the week: How to Get Vitamin D Naturally As you have probably heard you can get Vitamin D naturally from the sun , but there is so many concerns with the sun and how do you properly get this Vitamin D from the sun.

DATE: Tue, 14 Jul 2009
SIZE: 8.93 MB
HIB #11 | Health benefits of watermelon

Food Focus: Watermelon A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the daily value for vitamin C, and, through its beta-carotene, 11.1% of the daily value for vitamin A. Food Review: Agave Dream Ice Cream Some ice cream cause breakouts for my husband because of the types of ingredients used, but then we found this new brand Agave Dream. † Agave Dreamô only uses no-hormone-added milk, while avoiding any and all additives Ė like corn syrup, wheat and gluten Ė that are not suitable for children and other consumers. Affirmation of the week: I am worthy of love. Tip of the week: Water can help with cravings Do you have a lot of food cravings? A lot of times the reason we have that mild hunger feeling is because our bodies are sending us a message that you are actually thirsty and close to dehydration.

DATE: Mon, 06 Jul 2009
SIZE: 9.10 MB
HIB #10 | TIp to help prevent parasites

Food Focus: Cantaloupe † Excellent source of Vitamin C and A and beta-carotene! In addition to its antioxidant activity, vitamin C is critical for good immune function. Vitamin C stimulates white cells to fight infection, directly kills many bacteria and viruses. Food Review: Acai Berry Products My apologies for the pronunciation for Acai. It should be ah-sah-ee! According to , many people that suffer with arthritis and are using the Acai berry supplements, claim that they really feel some reprieve from the pain they usually bear. One of the most constructive health benefits of using the Acai berry for arthritis is that this super food provides a person great amounts of energy. This is very significant for people that suffer with arthritis as the more they work out, the better their arthritis will be. This aids to keep the joints supple and flexible. Affirmation of the week: Every bridge I cross brings me to a higher level of fulfillment. Tip of the week: Prevention of parasites Make sure to cut your fruit and vegetables, buy local produce (not from foreign places) and organic if possible.

DATE: Sun, 28 Jun 2009
SIZE: 10.3 MB
HIB #9 | Kettlebells, awesome workout in your own home

Food Focus: Flax seed The use of Flaxseeds has been around for a long time and goes back to the Middle Ages where they were most commonly used in cereals and breads, but has become a popular staple now a days. Flax seed improves hair, nails, and skin and i ncreases energy, vitality, and stamina. Fit Review: Kettle Bell Kettle Bells are a great way to get a safe workout at any age, whether your shape or size. It combines cardio and strength training which are ideal to build lean, muscular physique. . Affirmation of the Week : I refuse to allow the past to make me miserable in the present. Tip of the Week: How to prevent overeating We have the tendency to eat so much at lunch or dinner because we donít know how to listen to our bodies. We sometimes inhale our food so fast we donít notice. One tip I can give you that has worked for several of my clients is 30 minutes before your meal have 1 to 2 8oz. of water.

DATE: Mon, 22 Jun 2009
SIZE: 17.0 MB
HIB #8 | Make your own antioxidant face mask

† Food Focus: Hamburgers All these fast food joints like, Burger King, are always trying to find ways to attract the health conscious. Saying their burgers is charbroiled, showing that its not fried or cooked in grease. That of course will attract some people! There is a lot of speculation of what is actually in the meats. Watch this video to get some background. Makes you wonder what is really in there that it could last so long. Bionic Burger Video † Food Review: Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry Juice Juices are pasteurized and heat-treated to kill dangerous pathogens, which further destroys vitamins. You might see juice drinks that are vitamin C-fortified ó meaning the manufacturers add it. Look at the list of ingredients for ascorbic acid ó thatís added vitamin C. Basically, there is a lot of taking out and putting back in. You can only imagine what is happening to the true nutrients and vitamins that this juice is supposed to be giving you. † Affirmation of the week: I do not let fear or doubt hold me back. I live a life of adventure and not regret. I step out in faith, taking action to achieve my vision. Whatever I do, I do it fully. Tip of the week: Natural antioxidant mask So many of us spend tons of money on beauty products and they donít satisfy our needs or they hurt, they cause redness, or they sting. Many of the beauty products these days are loaded with other chemicals which cause the skin irritations, so why not save money and make a mask that will give you what you need at home.

DATE: Thu, 07 May 2009
SIZE: 6.45 MB
HIB #7 | Cheerios cereal, good or bad?

Food Focus: Kale Letís talk about the Vitamin A that Kale provides. 1 cup of kale provides 192.4% of the daily value for Vitamin A. Wow! And for you calorie counters out there that is only 36.4 calories. † Food Review: Cheerios I was reading an article the other day on Consumer Reports that was titled FDA sinks Cheerios health claims; calls cereal an Ďunapproved drug.í I know many people who eat Cheerios so I wanted to do a food review to look at the actual ingredients to see if it really is bad for you. † Affirmation of the Week: I possess an endless supply of creativity, energy and tolerance for any project that I assume. † Tip of the Week: Natural way to cleanse If you are looking for a natural way to cleanse your body drink a glass of room temperature water with some lemon. Lemon and water both have clarifying actions in your body. Both lemon and water help flush out toxins in our system. Although lemons are acidic, they are alkalizing in your body. † †

DATE: Mon, 04 May 2009
SIZE: 6.70 MB
HIB #6 | How to get people to eat healthy

Food Focus: Broccoli The most important health benefits of eating broccoli on a regular basis are vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. † Food Review : Mary Gone Crackers On the side of the box it says kosher, non-GMO, whole grain, heart healthy, dairy free, no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, contains omega-3 fatty acids. Now as for the staple ingredients for each of the flavors we have all organic ingredients short grain brown rice, whole quinoa, brown flax seeds, brown sesame seeds, filtered water, wheat-free tamari and sea salt. † Affirmation of the week: I am successful in whatever I do. † Tip of the week: How to get people to eat healthy If you want someone to eat healthy donít tell them the food is healthy. For example, if you cooked a brown rice dish with veggies and it looks exactly like fried rice donít tell anyone its healthy just tell them you made fried rice. If you want to introduce healthy meals into someoneís life make foods that resemble the foods that they are already eating but my making a healthier version of it and donít tell them itís healthy. † † † † †

DATE: Mon, 27 Apr 2009
SIZE: 4.07 MB
HIB #5 | Affirmation for sex

Food Focus:† Strawberries Adding fresh strawberries to your diet, whether they are in salads, smoothies, or on their own, is a great way to get the servings of fruit you need for a well-rounded body and a healthy immune system. † Food Review: Kookie Karmaís Holistic Choco Lot Cookie† Their products are free of most common food allergens such as gluten, corn, soy, dairy, butter, baking soda and powder, preservatives, sugar, wheat, eggs and casein, but they taste just like cookies. † Affirmation of the week: Powerful, beautiful sex comes to me increasingly † Tip of the week : How to keep your berries fresh To keep your luscious berries & cherries fresh it is best kept covered in the refrigerator. Do not wash until you use them Ė too much moisture in the package speeds spoilage. † † †

DATE: Mon, 20 Apr 2009
SIZE: 7.59 MB
HIB #4 | Warning for Diet Coke drinkers

Food Focus: Alfalfa Sprouts Alfalfa contains essential enzymes which are required for food digestion. There are 8 enzymes present in alfalfa sprouts. Buy only sprouts that have been kept at refrigerator temperature. Choose sprouts that are crisp, clean, moist and has no sign of yellowing or rotting. † Food Review: Diet Coke I chose to talk about Diet Coke today because it became so apparent to me over the past month how many people choose to drink Diet Coke. Everywhere I went the soda of choice was Diet Coke. When you read the back for the ingredients it contains aspartame and then if you read further down it is in BOLD all CAPITAL letters that it contains phenylalanine. † Affirmation of the week: I chose this affirmation because we have the tendency of our surroundings to affect our mood. † Tip of the week: Increase your sex drive The growing popularity of the superfood Maca is becoming well known for its ability to increase your sex drive in both men and woman. It has also been hailed as Natureís Viagra! †

DATE: Mon, 13 Apr 2009
SIZE: 4.99 MB
HIB #3 | Negatives of high fructose corn syrup

Food Focus : High Fructose Corn Syrup Some of the problems associated with high fructose corn syrup are increased LDLís (the bad lipoprotein) leading to increased risk of heart disease and fructose interacts with birth control pills and can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill. † Fit Review : Cardiolates So what is cardiolates? It combines cardiovascular and health benefits of rebounding with core strengthening and aligning benefits of pilates. † Affirmation of the week: Happiness is an inside job. I choose the thoughts that make me feel happy and loved. I bring joy to my own heart . † Tip of the week : How to keep your apples fresh To best keep your apples fresh keep them in the refrigerator loose Ė they need to breathe to stay crisp.

DATE: Mon, 06 Apr 2009
SIZE: 5.65 MB
HIB #2 | What's really inside your Kellog's cereal

Food Focus: Brown Rice Brown rice is a good source of the minerals magnesium and selenium. We need magnesium for building bones, manufacturing protein, releasing energy from muscle storage and regulating body temperature and We need selenium it is an important part of antioxidant enzymes that protect cells against the effects of free radicals and essential for normal function of the immune system and thyroid gland. † Food Review: Kellogís Smart Start Strong Heart Antioxidant Cereal In this cereal there is sugar listed 10 times. 10 TIMES!! If Iím looking over the again there is sugar, sugar, sugar, molasses, honey, sugar, corn syrup, honey, high fructose corn syrup and honey. This cereal claims to help the heart, but yet there is a lot of sugar. Sugar is known to cause problems with the heart. How you may ask? Well sugar affects your heart and circulation. It changes the behavior of the blood platelets causing them to stick to the blood vessel wall. † Affirmation of the Week: I trust life. It brings me everything that I need at the perfect time in the perfect way. † Tip of the Week: How to keep your greens fresher longer For longer lasting spinach, kale , chard, and collard greens store in a freezer zip lock bag in the fridge. † † †

DATE: Mon, 30 Mar 2009
SIZE: 4.06 MB
HIB #1 | Learn how to ripen avocados faster

Food Focus: Apples Apples contain a long list of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants and support our heart health. To take full advantage of the antioxidants in apples, itís important to include the skins. † Food Review: Lucky Charms Those marshmallows sure have a lot of sugar and dye in them. Three out of those nine ingredients are sugar and four are dye. Does that really sound appealing? † Affirmation of the Week: I welcome change, change is full of opportunities for me. † Tip of the Week : How to ripen avocados faster Take the avocados that you want to ripen faster and put them in a sealed brown paper bag overnight. When you wake up the next morning the avocados should be noticeably softer. If you want them softer leave them in longer. † †

DATE: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
SIZE: 2.72 MB
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