millie says wake up and smell the flowers

otherwise put: get unstuck. dr james gordon md is a mind and body medicine psychiatrist-type who wrote a book called U N S T U C K, which outlines 7 necessary stages of getting out of depression. dr gordon thinks that depression, rather than an end-point diagnosis, is a sign that imbalances R us, and depression provides an opportunity to change one’s life. within these 7 are 1) the call that change is necessary 2) meet an inner or existential guide 3) surrender to change equals letting go 4) deal with demons 5) invite despair 6) receive the blessing of spiritual awakening 7) the return which involves making the choice of living each day joyously. this is an intense list of 7 but you can also think of it as waking up to smell the flowers.

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millie says try the miraculous perimeter diet

try the miraculous perimeter diet. the internal aisles of the super store contain the filler- canned goods, pasta, crackers, cookies, chips, pop, condiments, marachino cherries, baking supplies, twinkies +. this long-dead food wouldn’t go bad if an elneno storm covered us in a blanket of snow for the winter, though the recent squall might have attempted to tempt stocking up on non-perishables, eating those foods creates an american health statistic. avoid filling the cart with an expanding middle by tracing the the border of the store for staples such as produce, fermented soy, meat, fish, dairy, and bread. the average american gains 7-10 pounds yearly over the holiday season. 16% of US adults have high cholesterol. 7 in 10 people do not exercise regularly. over 1/3 of red white and blues are obese. stick to the sidelines and avoid this fate since it’s not only american statistics of concern….haven’t you heard 1/11 Ontarioan adults over 20 have diabetes…but dont forget to sneak in for brown rice, lentils and beans.

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millie says august 13

you are what you eat.  in Chinese Medical philosophy life force known as essence comes to us in two forms: from our parents at conception and then again on a daily basis, from food.  So if you eat food with good essence you will have good essence.  if you eat food with good chemistry, you will have good chemistry.  if you eat living food you will have energy.  if you eat nutrient-rich health food, you will be nutrient rich.  eat what you wish to become rather than what’s convenient.

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millie says august 9

Tempt yourself with the sugars of a carmelized onion. Abstaining from added sugar, artificial sweeteners, juice, pop, candy, milk chocolate, pastries and sugary alcohols for 6 weeks will allow your taste buds to return to normal. They’ll re-adjust to enjoy the natural sugars in grains, vegetables and fruit while keeping the calories out of way so you not only taste sweeter you look sweeter too.

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millie says august 8

Take the heat.  When put on the hot seat, I will own up to what I’ve done wrong, learn from mistakes and incorporate them into my life’s lessons.  Then it will feel cool.

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millie says august 7

Go to Spain, if only in practice.  The siesta or an afternoon nap is beneficial if the mind can be trained to keep it to less than 30 minutes as it promotes wakefulness, enhances performance and learning ability.  If that same nap is habitually extended it may be associated, unfortunately, with death, especially among the elderly.  So keep those naps short, mi amigos.

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millie says august 3

Don’t dine on plastic wine (eg. Little Penguin). While reusing and reclycing plastic is necessary to reduce the landfill burden and perhaps one day the human race will have to incorporate plastic and harmful estrogens into genetic code to pass the newest survival-of-the-fittest tests. But until that day when future generations are born with a nutritional need for IV plastic as medicine, choose glass and stainless steel containers for food and drink as much as possible, since plastics tend to leach off bisphenols and xenoestrogens faster in acidic environments; wine, pop, club soda, beer juice, mineral water, spirits.

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millie says august 2

If symptoms; mysterious but worrisome, irksome but ‘all in your head’, random but physiological, psychological or emotional, are keeping you up, itching, in pain, bloated, moody, feeling toxic, sans bebe, stumping health-care providers and no answers with medicine then consider this statement “luckily for you, I happen to be a quack.”  [Richter cartoon caption].

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millie says august 1

Eat seeds for your little seeds.  Studies show that EPO, an important long chain fatty acid found in the oils of cold water fish, walnuts and certain seeds will help maintain reproductive integrity, spawning healthy gametes for both sexes and regulating menstrual cycles in the process. 1)From new moon (or first day of menses) to day before full moon (ovulation) = flaxseeds & pumpkin seeds 2)From full moon (ovulation) to day before new moon (menses) = sesame seeds & sunflower seeds.  The XX and XYs of the next generation will bounce for joy!

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millie says july 31

Adventure into the kitchen.  Eat more nutritious food at home on a tight schedule by setting 1-2 hours twice weekly aside to get your hands “dirty”.  Connect with your food again by picking your favorite one-dish recipe and making a big pot of it from scratch. Set half aside for freezing, eat it once daily for ½ the week or host a dinner party to make the most of your time in the kitchen.  You’ll be happy you found the time.

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