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Stress and Your Health

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In these tumultuous times, it is important to remember that stress can wreak havoc on your digestive and immune system. Therefore, it is more important than ever to be conscious of how you nourish your body.

When you are under stress, your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol to help you deal with the stress and your body goes into "fight or flight" mode in order to deal with the stress and all your non-essential body systems shut down. Blood goes to your brain, heart and eyes in order and is taken from your digestive system, in order to get oxygen to make your muscles go and escape the perceived threat.

As a result, your body has more difficulty absorbing nutrients and eliminating wastes and toxins that have accumulated in your body. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. So when your digestive system is compromised, you become more susceptible to illness and disease.

Some solutions to relieve stress and strengthen your immune system are the following:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi/Chi Qong
  • Sleep
  • Exercise

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Quote of the Month

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

—Albert Einstein

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10.10.2011

Cooking with the Top-20 Healing Foods

Hands-on Cooking Class

Now that you know that ghee and kuzu root are good for you—come and learn what you can make with these ingredients. Join me for a hands-on cooking class where you will learn how to incorporate some important healing foods into your diet.

Time: 10 am–1 pm (includes lunch)

RSVP to rakhanna@optonline.com

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I am the mother of four daughters and a Certified Health Counselor, as well as a passionate advocate of organic and local food and a healthy lifestyle. I decided to become a health counselor to fulfill my passion of working with children and parents to improve their health and family life. Learn more about me at healthytiffin.net/about.html

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Recipes

Blueberry-Kuzu Pudding
(Adapted from Food and Healing, Dr. Annemarie Colbin)

This pudding is useful in relieving stress and insomnia, and hyperactivity in children.

  • 1 cup blueberry juice
  • 1/4-1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp kuzu root starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  1. Put all ingredients except for tahini in a saucepan. Let sit a few minutes so dried fruit plump up and kuzu root dissolves.
  2. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring all the while.
  3. Add tahini and mix again.
  4. Remove from heat. Serve hot or cold.

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