Last weekend Team RLEI hosted its September Facebook Party. Here’s a recap of the information shared…
Welcome! Tonight I’m going to quickly share 10 tips about getting back to healthier basics, creating a streamlined nutrition plan, and simplifying your natural lifestyle for your whole family.
There’s a lot of confusing information out there. For over 50 years, our family has been clarifying all the messages for other families so that they could experience the same natural and healthier benefits. Once you have a solid foundation and understanding, you can build upon it over time and incorporate more into your life.
A natural lifestyle just means a less complicated, toxic, and material way of living that is more reliant on what is essential, pure, and true about our natural world. We live in a time of technological, medical, and scientific advancement that can be in conflict with what is fundamental about our relationship to nature. It’s unrealistic to think one could live completely free of modern influence, but certainly there are many ways to merge science and nature for a more harmonious and whole way of living.
The first thing to do is desire a return to more natural values. If you can change the way you look at all of the options that present themselves to you on a daily basis, you will set-up a more natural framing in your choices. You will think about how much processing, or production, or resources go into the making of something, how complex its impact is, and possibly or probably how unnecessary it is and then be able to automatically embrace a simpler, more natural version over time.
Everyone must start somewhere so let’s take a deep, oxygen-filled breath and begin…
TIP #1. One of the most primitive functions of our existence is breathing. And air is free! Use the power of breathing exercises, and intention, to set the tone and to be more in tune with your elementary self and in turn, nature around you. This will help declutter the mind as well, bring awareness to your physical body, and deepen the connection to your spirit. It’s a basic principle of self-care.
Check out these techniques here… http://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/stress-anxiety/breathing-three-exercises/.
TIP #2. Eat real food, period. If it grows out of the ground, it’s natural and (usually) good for you. The further you get away from what is organic and non-genetically modified, the more complications you create for yourself. And for the food system in general. Real, whole food doesn’t have to be packaged or processed and contains the macro and micronutrients critical to life. If you can grow your own food, do it. If you can’t, get it directly from someone who does, like a local farmer. If you can’t do that, try a farmer’s market nearby. If that’s not available, shop for locally grown foods in the produce and bulk item sections of your grocery store. Plants are powerful and contain the protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, antioxidants, etc. that we need to survive. Load up on vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices in your diet. A plant-based way of eating is easy, straightforward, and full of natural flavors. And is the best preventative measure against illness.
See how you can get farm fresh foods delivered to your doorstep here… http://www.localharvest.org/csa/.
TIP #3. Unfortunately, our real food is not as potent as it used to be so supplementation is key. Almost everyone on our planet, no matter what regional foods are available to them, needs to fill in the nutritional gaps from their diet. Vegetables and fruits have been proven over time to be less nutrient dense due to changing soil conditions. Their caloric content may be the same, but it is truly difficult to meet your nutritional requirements on food alone as it stands today.
Your grandparents or parents may have encouraged you to take your vitamins, and this is why. Try adding a high quality, multivitamin and mineral supplement into your daily routine, like Shaklee’s “Liqui-Lea”.
(Note: Non-VEG product.)
TIP #4. It’s easy to clear up any protein problem. It’s not mandatory to add in a protein powder supplement, but it sure is helpful. Including just one plant-based protein shake or smoothie into your diet a day can make a difference. Shaklee’s “Energizing Soy Protein” is a low-fat, non-GMO protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s convenient and budget-friendly!
TIP #5. For picky-eaters, sneak your nutrients in. Shaklee’s “Instant Protein® Soy Mix” can be added to your favorite recipes to help make soy a part of your family’s diet. As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Each serving contains 16 grams of non-GMO protein and less than one gram of carbohydrates. Use it in cooking, baking, or even drink it.
TIP #6. Move that body, every single day. Here is a plain truth: you have to sit less and walk more. You can run if you want to, you can do a more formal workout, or use exercise equipment too. You can play a sport or just play more. Listening to the needs of your body for action can dictate how simple or complex you make it. A step by step way to look at it is lay down for sleep, rest, and relaxation…sit only when you have to…stand for any tasks that you can…and move your body the rest of the time. It will also help guard you against injury by keeping your bones, muscles, and tissues strong.
TIP #7. Maybe surprisingly, but plant derivatives can keep your surroundings clean too. You don’t need hazardous chemicals or harmful ingredients to get the job done.
Shaklee’s “Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate” is a super-safe, powerful, all-purpose cleaning concentrate. It is biodegradable, sustainably sourced, and all natural. It has literally thousands of uses around the house, in the garden, garage, for autos, boats, at work, or school.
It comes in a super handy, wipe form called “Basic H2 Wipes”.
TIP #8. You can protect yourself from bacterial, viral, or fungal infections naturally. A smart way to do that is with Shaklee’s “Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes Fragrance Free”.
Or if you want to get really tough on germs, used as directed, Shaklee’s “Basic-G®” tackles over 60 pesky microbes. That makes excellent for use in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, or pet areas.
TIP #9. If you’ve got an extra dirty, grimy, or scummy situation, there’s a natural solution for that too. Shaklee’s “Scour Off” to the rescue.
It’s a paste, so it doesn’t form dust clouds, yet it gently removes stains other cleansers can’t and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles and it will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning these surfaces: copper, grout, cement, ceramic, and imitation marble. It’s made from natural mineral abrasives.
TIP #10. There are hundreds of ways to care for nature better. Implement the following eco-friendly suggestions one at a time and over time, you will be doing your part for a healthier environment.
Find them here … http://www.globalstewards.org/ecotips.htm.
Thanks for joining tonight! I hope there was something informative here that made it worthwhile. You can find any of the Shaklee products mentioned in further detail here:
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