Archive for the ‘Medicine’ Tag

Here’s What Harvard Says About Healthy Eating   2 comments

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid/ — the article where I found this diagram

Remember that health institutions put out guidelines for the general public.  I do believe that some people do better with some foods or should totally avoid some foods.

I think this is a great depiction of what a plate should look like.  Research shows that most women with migraines tend to eat high carb, high fat diets and I am sure there are a lot of reasons why… comfort and the ease of digestion come to mind first.

Be smart.  Don’t be extreme.  Listen to your body.  Breathe.  Drink water.  Manage Stress.  Love some one or something… or practice lovingkindness to all beings.

How Whole is It?   4 comments

Here is a great post on getting back to eating whole foods… not full of chemicals and not processed.

Can we get back to basics and stop living at full throttle?  Can we stop running and start savoring?

Why do we take our health for granted?

I know too many of us who have had to do radical things to get back to health rather than learn to be health….

So what’s it going to be radical or real?

Peace, Jen

Posted March 15, 2012 by Namaste -- Seeking Peace in Uncategorized

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Compassion for Ourselves in the Face of Pain   2 comments

Noah Levine

Noah Levine (Photo credit: SharonaGott)

“…with practice we gain the ability to choose how to respond to pain.  Our instinctual tendency is to meet pain with aversion, try to push it away.  Reflect for a moment:  What is your first reaction to stubbing your toe?  Most of us tend to react either with aversion (trying to push the pain way) or denial (trying to pretend it isn’t there).  The experience of freedom comes when, through the radical approach of the Buddha, we begin to have the appropriate response to pain, which is not aversion, but compassion.”

~~ Noah Levine, Against the Stream