Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Guess What Tastes Great and Helps Release Radiation?

I have recently discovered Miso and I wanted to share some important info with you. When I say discovered, that's not quite accurate. I've known about it for years, and bought it a couple of times over the years, but always found it too salty for my taste. I regretted this, because Miso is a very low calorie food that has a lot of benefits. Below find a link to the entire article from http://care2.com from which I've excerpted a portion. 

I've recently fallen in love with a light Miso that I found at my go-to nutritional supplement online supermarket, Iherb.com. Love these guys and have been with them for about 10 years. This Miso is not salty and has an addictive taste that's got a hint of the East in it. I eat it as a broth with a tiny dollop of coconut oil in the bowl. It is delicious with shredded veggies, cooked onions, rice noodles or shredded cheese. It's almost got the taste of the broth in French Onion soup even without any onions, and it's also got a slightly beefy taste. I think it would make a very healthy base for dark gravies.

The name of the miso I like is Genmai and here's a link to it at Iherb : 

If you decide to try it, please feel free to use this coupon code to save on your first order: TAR219. I think you save $5. on your first order.  There is also free UPS shipping for orders over $20. right now at Iherb.com. If you're not comfortable ordering online, any health food store in your area should carry a variety of miso and if they don't have it in stock, they will order it for you.

The 10 scientifically researched benefits of eating miso:

1. Contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.

2. Stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach.

3. Restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines.

4. Aids in the digestion and assimilation of other foods in the intestines.

5. Is a good vegetable-quality source of B vitamins (especially B12).

6. Strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid.

7. Reduces risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.

8. Protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, an alkaloid that chelates heavy metals and discharges them from the body.

9. Strengthens the immune system and helps to lower LDL cholesterol. 

10. High in antioxidants that protects against free radicals.

Miso has a wonderful sweet/salty flavor that can be used in a wide variety of recipes. The color of miso can vary from light yellow, good to use in a sweet miso soup during warm weather, to a deep dark brown with earthy tones and hearty flavor, which can be cooked with cubed root vegetables, wakame sea vegetable and dark leafy greens during the colder months. When cooking with miso use just enough to enhance flavor and avoid overpowering the dish with a strong salty taste. 

I included this information because digestion or rather poor digestion can be a factor in weight gain.  And if you're like me, your body craves what's good for it and my body is seriously craving miso this week.  I am now eating 2 bowls a day of miso and loving it!

I hope you will give it a shot, and if so I hope you will add it to you list of menu favorites!

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-and-uses-for-miso.html#ixzz2wLns8Zto


Sunday, March 16, 2014


I woke up this morning thinking about this blog, and the next post that I wanted to write.  I thought about weight loss, weight gain, identity and the power of words. 

As the title reminds us, you are not an adjective, specifically you are not "fat" regardless of your weight.  Here's why.  The word "fat" is amorphous.  It is sometimes used to describe individuals who are 10 pounds heavier than they choose to be.  You may be one of those people.  However, you may know people who claim to be "fat" who want to lose 50 pounds.  And how about those people we read about in the newspapers in the supermarket checkout line who weigh so much that they need help getting out of bed.  These people are also described as "fat".  How can one word accurately describe all of these situations?  

The word "fat" is also a noun that refers to the fatty layers of tissue in the human body.  Colloquial use of that word has morphed it into an adjective that describes a person's level of body fat or excess weight.  But as we mentioned above, the use of this word as an adjective has such a broad meaning that it doesn't paint an accurate picture of the individual being described, making its use confusing and unclear.

In spite of this, "fat" is a very powerful word.  It has the power to make others feel unimportant and unworthy.  It paints a picture in the mind of the person hearing this word that is often inaccurate.  And further confusing the situation is the fact that the word "fat" means something different to everyone.  My idea of "fat" is a person who is 70-80 pounds over ideal weight, although I wouldn't use that word to describe anyone because I think the use of that word is unkind.  My son thinks a "fat" woman is someone who is 20 pounds overweight.  I bet we could question any group of 20 people and find 5-10 different meanings for the word "fat".  So, in addition to being a hurtful word, "fat" has no accurate shared meaning beyond its original use of referring to the fatty layers that all humans have. 

But that's not the reason you are not an adjective.  You aren't "fat" because you are a person of immense value who does not deserve to be defined by a word that has no clear meaning, and because you are an infinite being of many talents and qualities that make you desirable and unique.  You are so much more than an adjective, and frankly you are so much more than the number that shows up on your scale at home.  You are a person who is here for a reason, and I'm willing to bet that this reason is far greater than being able to fit into a size 6, (although that's a happy thought, isn't it:-).

The first big step to losing weight is to use language that supports your goal.  Never, ever use derogatory words to describe yourself, and never allow anyone else to speak derogatorily to you about you.  As you quietly declare your value to yourself and others, you begin to realize the truth of that declaration.  As a person of infinite value, you can weigh any amount that you want.  If you are over your ideal weight and that's okay with you, then it should be okay with everyone else who matters to you.  If you are over your ideal weight, and you want to weigh less for whatever reason, that's fine too.  But please, use language that supports your goal.  Saying or thinking that you are f**, is disrespectful to you and it implants a belief in your mind that overweight is a static condition or one that won't change.  The more you think or say that you are f**, the more likely you will continue to weigh more than your ideal weight.  We hypnotize ourselves all the time without meaning to, so let's stop doing that when it's unintentional.

Use your words as if they matter because they do.  If you feel a need to describe your weight, then say that you are losing weight.  The more you say that you are losing weight, the more likely it is that you will.  Words we think, speak or hear have power to create our circumstances.  Use your words to create the circumstances you want to experience in your life.  And remember, you are so much more than any word.  

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Thursday, February 27, 2014



Okay, serious weight loss advocates, hold onto your hats!!!   This first secret is going to take your breath away!


I know, I know, I know........this short sentence flies against reason, experience, and group consciousness but I believe it's true.  And here's why I do.  I know many mature (50+) people who eat like horses, don't exercise (don't appear to move much at all) and still they have no issue with weight.  It's so annoying!  But, if it's all about calories, this shouldn't be possible.

In my 28 years working in the field of Clinical Hypnotherapy, I have learned a lot from my clients.  With the use of intelligent Hypnosis, 95% of clients lose weight without a big exercise program, or calorie counting.   How?   The Clinical Hypnotherapist helps the client change his/her beliefs about food, weight loss, personal power, self esteem, etc which results in the body releasing unwanted/unneeded pounds.

 I attribute a major percentage of weight issues to a very powerful coping mechanism. It's a mechanism called "armoring" that I have encountered many times when working with individuals who want to lose weight.   People who were raised by critical parents often develop a sense of personal powerlessness as children that inspires them to "beef up"....to expand their sense of safety by literally putting more distance between their body core and other people.  Think about it.  It's a really logical and brilliant adjustment for children who feel unsafe and powerless as they grow up.  Unfortunately, the whole beefing up thing just doesn't play well for adults in the real world.  Weighing more than you choose to weigh actually can make things harder socially for a person, but that child-learned compensation can get stuck in a person's coping arsenal, so that it becomes an entirely unconscious process that continues to affect body weight in adulthood.

In my experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have found that as many as 60-70% of clients dealing with weight issues are also dealing with critical spouses, bosses or parents.  The good news is that after the client begins to develop a sense of personal power, and stops allowing others to mistreat him/her, the weight begins to fall off.  It's truly amazing!

So, if you choose to release some weight, interview yourself and see if you fall into that category of people who have not yet discovered their own personal power.  Your extra weight may have very little to do with calories, and much more to do with the way you interact with others, and your own sense of personal power.

Remember, your mind is limitless.  Learn how to use it to get what you want!   If you'd like a quick study guide on using your mind to make dynamic, powerful changes in your life and your body, check out Quantum Self Hypnosis   It's a best-selling book I wrote to demystify the process of Self Hypnosis, and I've gotten rave reviews from many readers.  If you're interested in a shortcut to improving your life in a myriad of ways, check it out!

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