Is Food a Cancer Fighter?

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Food as Medicine to Fight Cancer?

 

One out of every four Americans will get cancer. That is either you or one of the top three people in your life. Cancer is not some mysterious disease, but it is a beast. If you or a loved one has cancer, it will require a radical change in lifestyle to beat it. You may choose to beat cancer with the huge amounts of cancer fighting and anti-angiogenesis properties of food or you may choose chemicals to kill the cancer. Then what? Do you know what the statistics are for a reoccurrence of the same cancer or even a different cancer?  A deceased friend of mine beat prostate cancer, just to turn around and get leukemia a few years later. After that, there was a cancerous tumor the size of a grapefruit in his intestine. Chemo was used each time.

Was there a better way? Did he figure out what the carcinogens where?  What if my friend had eaten mountains of garlic, celery, ginger, green tea, mushrooms and cruciferous vegetables every day? Would the cancer preventing, immune system boosting and anti-angiogenesis fighting power of those foods have kept reoccurring cancers away? Massive lifestyle changes are also needed to fight cancer.

American’s have six times as much cancer as people in Asia. Why might that be? Studies have been done (2009 Dr. Zhang, Lin Fy, etc) that established a pattern that people who ate mushrooms and drank green tea had a 90% lower rate of cancer. Is food the answer to cancer? Less than 1/3 of Americans eat 2 fruit servings and 3 vegetable servings per day. How are you doing?

There are no delightful solutions to cancer once you get it. Why not start a prevention plan now? You have a one in four chance to get it. Lose the weight, build stress management into your life, eat right for you, eat cancer fighting foods daily and become a cancer fighting machine. For cancer prevention classes check out www.beatricehair.org .

#cancerprevention, #fightdisease, #wellbeing, #foodaschemo, #fitness

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Yoga on the Beach

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Why would you want to do yoga on the beach? There are many studies that show that better chemicals run through your body when your bare feet are actually making contact with the earth. So if earthing your feet is good for you, imagine the final relaxation (corpse pose) right there on the sand– a light summer breeze blowing the bugs away, the gentle sound of the lapping ocean waves and the distant sounds of seagulls and children laughing! All this happens when you are actually grounded on the earth, and after you have released the stress in your muscles.
In addition, the sand is slightly destabilizing. Why is this good? Because anytime you are destabilized, you are working those core muscles. Yes, the ones that will give you that flat tummy that our culture values so much. All that, without ever having to do one dreaded sit-up.
Another reason to share your quiet medication space with others is because it breaks down the barriers that keep us thinking that we are separate from nature, animals and each other. I enjoy really seeing people right after a yoga class. Seeing them—not seeing the stressed look of the never ending to-do list that everyone carries around like an excuse to not be present and in the moment. People will actually be so lost in their minds and what has to be done for tomorrow, that they miss out on life, which happens right now, this moment.
Stress will kill you. Stress releases too much cortisol, which in turn triggers a sugar release to “escape the tiger.” Too much sugar causes too much insulin to be released, and too much insulin leads to belly fat, which stores the excess cortisol. Too much belly fat causes higher insulin levels and on and on and on. What is a great stress buster? Yoga on the beach.
Bring your towel, $10.00 for hospice and a commitment to be present in each moment and in each breath while being one with it all!
Where: Sellers St. Beach Access,Oak Island
When: 6:30 on Thursday this Summer
Why?
#yoga, #diseaseprevention, #yogaonthebeach, #oakislandnc, #southportnc, #wilmingtonnc

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Yoga on the Beach

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Why would you want to do yoga on the beach? There are many studies that show that better chemicals run through your body when your bare feet are actually making contact with the earth. So if earthing your feet is good for you, imagine the final relaxation (corpse pose) right there on the sand– a light summer breeze blowing the bugs away, the gentle sound of the lapping ocean waves and the distant sounds of seagulls and children laughing! All this happens when you are actually grounded on the earth, and after you have released the stress in your muscles.
In addition, the sand is slightly destabilizing. Why is this good? Because anytime you are destabilized, you are working those core muscles. Yes, the ones that will give you that flat tummy that our culture values so much. All that, without ever having to do one dreaded sit-up.
Another reason to share your quiet medication space with others is because it breaks down the barriers that keep us thinking that we are separate from nature, animals and each other. I enjoy really seeing people right after a yoga class. Seeing them—not seeing the stressed look of the never ending to-do list that everyone carries around like an excuse to not be present and in the moment. People will actually be so lost in their minds and what has to be done for tomorrow, that they miss out on life, which happens right now, this moment.
Stress will kill you. Stress releases too much cortisol, which in turn triggers a sugar release to “escape the tiger.” Too much sugar causes too much insulin to be released, and too much insulin leads to belly fat, which stores the excess cortisol. Too much belly fat causes higher insulin levels and on and on and on. What is a great stress buster? Yoga on the beach.
Bring your towel, $10.00 for hospice and a commitment to be present in each moment and in each breath while being one with it all!
Where: Sellers St. Beach Access,Oak Island
When: 6:30 on Thursday this Summer
Why?
#yoga, #diseaseprevention, #yogaonthebeach, #oakislandnc, #southportnc, #wilmingtonnc

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Why So Many Excuses to Not Exercise?

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Why do people make so many excuses not to exercise? We all pretty much know that everyone needs to move to keep strong muscles, for good posture, for heart health, for mental health, for emotional health, to prevent disease, and the list goes on and on. So why do so many people not make it a priority to exercise? We were made to move.

One of my students showed me a list her doctor gave her for exercises to do!! Really? That is almost as bad as handing someone a food pyramid. We are all so different. One person may be a sprint athlete. Another may be a marathoner and the third might not be athletic at all. Since we all need to move, the challenge is finding something you love to do and do it. Will it help to find a community to keep you encouraged? What is holding you back?

I am a sprint athlete myself, but did not even know it. My main sport is soccer, but on my non-soccer days I would train slowly. I would enjoy a long jog or a slow swim. As I aged, my soccer game started to slow down. I met with my personal sprint trainer (who happens to also be my former student) and she stated the obvious. That if I want to keep my speed, I need to do speed work on my off days. Duh. We all do not even know how much we do not know. That is why I find experts and hire them for help.

I hire yoga teachers to keep me flexible. I hired a Cross-Fit coach to train for the River Ruckus Statewide Cross-fit Tournament, where I won first place. I took classes before competing in my first sprint triathlon, where I won first place. I have just recently been encouraged to take up tennis again, so I am finding people who will help me with get better.  I am having so much fun after 30 years of no tennis!! I keep my workouts interesting and varied. What do you need? What did you used to love to do? Just do it.  #fitness #exercise #wellbeing #reversingtype2diabetes #preventcancer

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Are You Vegan and Do You Want to Go Keto?

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Are You Vegan and Do You Want to Go Keto? And why would you want to? Being vegan often happens because a person does not want to eat animals, or they do not digest meat well. Eating meat can be hard on the digestive track and breaking down animal fats can be a challenge. Eating vegan makes sense to many people for a variety of reasons. However, often eating vegan means the carb addiction can go un-checked and weight can be gained. What is the solution? The solution is going keto and eating vegan.
The challenge of going vegan and eating keto is how to get enough protein. If you are interested in learning how to do this, check out our classes and request the weight loss package-and being keto/vegan.
Today you can see three items prepared in my kitchen for keto/vegan eating. The Chocolate/Mint Protein Balls are loaded with good fats and are made with a great plant based protein. The Chocolate Coconut Bark is an excellent fat bomb, and the Cashew Yogurt Parfait is loaded with both good proteins and fats. Remember, every person’s eating plan is complete individual. Even parents and children often need to eat differently. Spouses often have different dietary needs as well.
Eating keto/vegan while being sugar free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, corn free and organic is an amazing and wonderful way to go. Why would you want to? Because many of the modern diseases such as High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, early on-set of Cognitive Decline are all related to health and lifestyle choices and somehow not getting it just right. Eating and exercising just right for you means you will be healthy, disease free, and carrying a healthy body weight. To learn more check out www.beatricehair.org #vegan #keto #vegan/keto #organic eating # glutenfree #GMOfree #reversingtype2diabetes #healthylifestyle

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Can you really fight disease with lifestyle?

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Can you really fight disease with a healthy lifestyle? Or is the solution to disease in a simple pill. Did not taking a pill cause Type 2 Diabetes? Or did poor lifestyle cause Type 2 Diabetes? Did not taking enough chemotherapy cause cancer? Or did genetics and your lifestyle combine to cause cancer?  Is someone obese because of not taking medicine? Or is obesity because of poor lifestyle, accumulated toxins and nutritional deficiencies?

Only you can answer the questions about yourself, because every person is completely different. But studies show that 100 percent of cancer patients at a major hospital were dehydrated when they checked in. And, in my experience of working with my health habits students–cancer students are dehydrated. So could not drinking enough water contribute to cancer? Drinking enough water, eating enough nutrients and avoiding environmental toxins in our homes are lifestyle choices. How are you doing? Most people that do get a disease actually think they are eating healthy. But are they? Have they put in the energy, creativity and time in designing customized food plans and healthy lifestyle choices? Sure, this is hard work, and taking a pill is easy. However, is the solution to disease taking a pill or revamping the lifestyle that caused the disease to materialize.

I love my one-on-one work with my health habits students. Today, my weight loss student continues to lose weight. And, even though it is July, we are already planning the menu for Thanksgiving. Why not plan ahead and head off the sugar disaster of the winter holidays before they start?

Today I spent time on a farm. I do not own a farm, but I have found farmers that I trust. They do not use chemicals. Their honey is great. Their veggies are delicious and their blueberries are amazing. I even get water from their spring. Have you visited a trusted farmer lately? Build that loving relationship with your food!  www.beatricehair.org # reversing Type 2 Diabetes #reversing disease #healthy lifestyle #health

 

Weight Loss is Possible Without Deprivation

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WEIGHT LOSS-with lemon squares

Not everyone learns on the same day of the same way. I have been an educator for over 30 years  and this is my motto. This applies to my weight loss students and their weight loss as well. Not everyone loses the same way or the same day. My current student has lost 28 pounds in 2 weeks of taking my 8 week Weight Loss program. Because of the  technology  I use, I know scientifically that she has lost fat, not water. I even know when she is not properly hydrated!

 

What is the  secret to my consistent success with students and their weight loss? It is their commitment level and my copyrighted and trademarked curriculum. I have a Master’s Degree is Curriculum Writing, and undergraduate degrees in Education and Health and  Sports Science  from Wake  Forest  University. I also walk the walk that I talk!! And I work closely with medicine to assure the well being of my students.

 

As important as what I do is what I do not do with my students. I do not deprive my students of calories. I worked for Weight Watchers for many years, and people would just come back the next year even bigger. I do not ask my students to eat low-fat. That was the fad in the 80s and that has been a colossal failure. I do not ask my students to give up any of their favorite foods or desserts. That is because deprivation does not work in the long run. My program is not a fad–it is a lifestyle change for the long haul.

And how is it that my programs also help  with reversing Type 2 Diabetes? And with cancer reversal? And  with cancer prevention? That  is  because I require people to not  eat or use chemicals and toxins in food, products and household cleaners? And what does this have to do with weight loss?  www.beatricehair.org

 

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Come to Beach Yoga

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Join us at Sellers St. Beach Access, Oak Island 6:30 on Thursdays-$10.00 goes to Hospice. Bring a sheet and water. We are offering this class July and August. Thank you Shannon Miller for teaching this amazing class! Everyone loves it. This week we had a warm breeze, the sound of the waves and the seagulls calling!

Yoga has helped me stay calm since I was a child. My grandmother  brought me a record YOGA WITH ANNE, which I did in the living room with my brothers teasing me. This was when we were Americans living overseas.  Interestingly, I have ended up living in the same town with Anne and taking her classes in person. Yoga is a great stretch, a time to take a pause, and it is meditation.

Look back at the Blue Zones blog-people that grow old and happy take a pause–a deep breath or a moment  for consciousness. Yoga  is a pause from our long to-do list, which is never ending. It is a mental break.

“Santosha, or the practice of contentment, is the ability to feel satisfied within the container of one’s immediate experience. Contentment shouldn’t be confused with happiness, for we can be in difficult, even painful circumstances and still find some semblance of contentment if we are able to see things as they are without the conflicted pull of our expectations. Contentment also should not be confused with complacency, in which we allow ourselves to stagnate in our growth. Rather it is a sign that we are at peace with whatever stage of growth we are in and the circumstances we find ourselves in. May we practice patience and attempt to live as best we can within our situation until we are able to better our condition”.~Farhi~               #love #loveeverything #yoga #yoganidra #intention #sankalpa #beachyoga #saltlife #breath #breeze #oakislandnc #southportnc #wilmingtonnc #wrightsvillebeachnc

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Yoga on the Beach-Location Change to Caswell Beach Public Access

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Thursday, July 5th, Yoga has been changed to the Caswell Beach Public Access. Bring your sheet, water and spirit of joy at 6:30. Your donation of $10.00 will go to hospice. This access is 1.5 miles from the Oak Island Intersection. When the Sellers St. beach is re-nourished next week, we will see you back at Sellers for the rest of the summer! #yoga #fitness #yogaonthebeach #meditation #health #wellness  #www.beatricehair.org

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Yoga on the Beach-Starts July 5th

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COME JOIN BEACH YOGA

There are many components of fitness. Stamina involves aerobic activities, strength involves being able to lift heavy weights and flexibility involves stretching and range of motion. I am a NC registered Amateur Adult Soccer player. I play on two teams in the Spring and Fall. One of the most important components for my soccer game is my flexibility. I have been injury free for years while playing this competitive sport. I attribute this to the Yoga I practice, and also the warm-ups done before a game. Our bodies tend to get tight during a sedentary day of work. Stretching is the antidote for me.

Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes: Join me for Beach Yoga.
We will “Shine On” with Shannon Miller – Thursday evenings @ 6:30pm during July & August.
Beginning July 5th @ Sellers St. public access. Oak Island 
$10 per class -All proceeds going directly to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
No previous experience required. Do what you can.
Please bring along a large blanket or towel (yoga mats are not recommended), sunglasses, a hat, water, a chair, whatever you will need to take the best care of yourself.
Find your Bliss at the Beach.

Sylvia Rodriguez states “Atoms are always positively or negatively charged. When we are in a space (such offices, cities, houses) that contains a high amount of positively charged ions in comparison to the negatively charged ions, we tend to feel tired, stressed and generally down. It has been proven that a high level of negatively charged ions is extremely effective and beneficial for our health and well being. People pay large amounts of money for air purifying machines which negatively charge ions. But the beach is known to be high in negative ions and even more amazing – nature does it for you. The beach provides you with an abundant amount of complimentary negatively charged ions.”

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