I know I was hungry for change, when I was sick and overweight. Great title! My friend sent me this link to view the film: Hungry for Change. It was excellant. I have everything they talked about in the movie, in my book! It made me feel so good about what I put in my book. The film is great and I hope you enjoy it! The plant based diet is the healing diet. Whenever you add more plant based foods into your diet, the better health you will have! It also addressed the subconsious and it’s role in our health and how diets don’t work.
I am now a psychosomatic practitioner. The subconsious mind is so powerful!
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By Nancy Addison CHC, AADP
I was reading the other day about “clean eating.” My client had asked me, if I knew what it was and I really didn’t. I supposed it is certainly better than eating dirty food! So, I looked it up on line. Apparently it is a term used for non-processed or “fast” food. I guess it is making a come back because a lady, wrote a book for “idiots.” And their guide to eating “clean.” It is a term that has caught the buzz. Now there are magazines and websites about eating clean The Clean food movement looks like a good movement. It is a movement that was started over the moral values of the times in the sixty’s, when I grew up. Much of what I talk about in my book and really why I became an organic proponent and vegetarian in the first place is because of the amazing amounts of chemicals and preservatives that are added to food at restaurants and packaging plants; as well as the inhumane treatment of these precious, living creatures. The “clean eaters’ support eating whole, real food. Makes sense to me! As people have gotten sicker and sicker from eating processed foods filled with additives, preservatives, flavor enhancers, as well as antibiotics and hormones; as a last resort they have turned to focusing on what they put in their mouth. I know changing what we eat can be really difficult, but when we stick with it for at least two weeks to ninety days, we can regenerate our tastes buds and really made a shift to the new lifestyle, even in our way of thinking. From what I can find on-line, the “Clean Food” movement says they have 7 principles. So, let’s look at those.
Number 1. Eat whole, natural foods and seek to eliminate or minimize processed foods. Well, that is admirable. But watch out for the word “natural.” It can be totally chemically derived and be legally called natural by FDA standards.
Number 2, They say to choose unrefined instead of refined foods. That sounds good.
Number 3. Include some protein, carbohydrates and fat at every meal. That sounds good as well.
Number 4: Watch out for fat, salt and sugar. That is good concept. But really, what you should look for is what kind of fat, salt and sugar it is. So many of these are really not good, but the healthy alternative can be extremely beneficial. I wrote really long chapters on the types of fats, sugars, and salts there are to choose from. I think quality is paramount.
Number 5 They say to eat six small meals throughout the day. I personally disagree with this. This can create weight problems and digestive problems in my opinion.
Number 6 They say not to drink your calories. The basic thought is good, but some of the suggestions for drinks are not a healthy choice in my own personal opinion. I think they can cause allergies and weight gain.
I am not into counting calories. I don’t do it. I think it is really an outdated mode of eating, because it doesn’t take into account the quality of the food as compared the quality of the other food. Calories for white refined flour are the same as calories for whole- grained, organic flour. I don’t believe it is as relevant and people think. I think it also makes eating so much more complicated. I don’t think eating healthy food should be complicated.
Number 7 is to get moving. Well, how can anyone argue with that? Good suggestion.
Well, in conclusion, if you are a clean eater, I would say you are much better off than you might have been previously, assuming you were eating a lot of fast and processed foods and leading a sedentary lifestyle.
I hope this helped you!
If you want to learn more about healing the body and the healing diet, sign up for my seminar on November 3! It is a day you can spend with me. I only have small intimate groups, so you can ask questions and get all the answers you need. There is a healthy lunch provided, as well as some cooking lessons! You will learn to handle stress, how to eat for candida yeast problems, cancer, diabetes and heart disease problems. What a gift you can give yourself and your loved ones. So, sign up today! It will be the best investment in your health that you can make.
Aren’t you worth it?
I just thought I would keep you up on what I am doing this week.
I spoke at Metro Cooking Houston last week and it was a really
exciting and a fun event.I spoke to the media at a special event and
then presented 4 talks on the healing diet and organic gardening. At
night we went out to dinner and when we went to Bistro 19 and Charles
Clark’s Ibiza. Charles is charming and an amazing chef. Both restaurants were superb. Charles Clark is opening up a restaurant here in Dallas soon.
Here is the information for my talks this weekend. I give 2 thrity
minute talks on the healing diet and one on easy organic gardening
and I sign my books for anyone who wishes to buy them.
This event is huge in Washington DC, where they have had the event for
12 years. This was the second year it has been in Houston and it is
the first year in Dallas.
It is a huge food festival! I was really impressed with the quality of
Here are the links. It is at the Dallas Convention Center this
Saturday and Sunday.
Metro Cooking Dallas with Nancy Addison
The home page is:
I hope you go out and have fun this weekend, where ever you are! Live life to the fullest!
Most of the time I want to stay light and only talk about good and positive things, but now and then, I feel I have to say something about what is going on in the world that may not be quite as upbeat. This one concerns our food supply and our fragile eco system. I am a big proponent of organic farming and I am an avid environmentalist. I put a lot of information in my book on GMO’s, soy, pesticides, the environment, etc. I was reading today about some political things going on in California. If it is happening in California, it will affect our food supply and it is only a matter of time, before they will want to do it in your state too. So, I think it is important to know this. I think our environment is so fragile and having huge amounts of chemicals dumped onto our environment is becoming such an enormous problem that is every increasing. About 27 years ago, I became aware of the problems associated with genetically modified plants. I was reading books and articles on the environment and I read about how the large bumblebee was becoming extinct because they were starving to death. The reason being that the new genetically modified plants are developed for beauty and other things and the flowers don’t have any nectar in them. Have you ever noticed that the flowers today at the florist don’t or most don’t have a scent? The flowers they plant all over town don’t have a scent. There is no nectar. That is why old heirloom flowers or wildflowers are so important for us to plant everywhere we can. I plant them in my garden for the bees and pollinators. About GMO’s, there are two basic types of genetically engineered crops on the market now: herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant. These are grown to handle the direct use of pesticides on them. There are over a billion pounds of pesticides used in the United
States alone each year. Many of these chemical fertilizers were developed for use as bombs or poisons in warfare. What I find alarming now is that “Last week Dow Chemical donated $1.2 million to defeat Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods, which will appear on the ballot in California this fall. At the same time, they happen to be petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the approval of a new genetically engineered “Agent Orange” soybean that tolerates the extremely toxic chemical herbicide 2,4-D, a major component of the Vietnam War era defoliant Agent Orange.
Not only does Dow Chemical not want you to know what’s in your food, but now they want to dump more toxic chemicals on it too! Numerous studies have linked exposure to 2,4-D to serious health problems that include cancer (particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), lowered sperm counts, liver disease and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, dozens of peer-reviewed studies have found the use of 2,4-D to contribute to hormone-disrupting activity linked to reproductive problems and thyroid dysfunction. (I got these facts and that quote from : http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/641?t=8&akid=613.225485.Ph-M8Z)
These pesticides and chemicals poison our food and our environment. Pesticides particularly affect our nervous system. These plants actually produce an insecticide to kill insects that feed on them. If this is what the genetically engineered plant is doing to a small insect, then what is it doing to the person who is eating this food? The effect of this type of plant on the environment and in the human body, especially long-term, is unknown. Genetically engineered, or genetically modified (GM), plants are escaping into the wild and inter-breeding with wild plants. Our pollinators, such as bees, are in trouble now. Are genetically engineered plants a contributing factor? Good question. Genetically engineered food is such a recent food product that no long-term, in-depth studies show their long-term effect on humans or the ecosystem. You must decide for yourself if eating food that has pest control built right into it or has large amounts of poisons put on it is good for human consumption. “An estimated 75 percent of foods in U.S. grocery stores contain GM ingredients. About seven out of every 10 items in the average grocery cart have been genetically modified. And don’t bother reading labels to see if you’re buying a GM product, because as of now, there is no labeling is required,” ( quote from Nancy’s book: How To Be A Healthy Vegetaria, page 317) like there is in most countries around the world. Well there are two basic types of GMO’s.I personally think we need labeling. We also need to stop poisoning our precious ecosystem and environment. Let your voice be heard. If you don’t say anything, they think you don’t care and they will do whatever they think they should at the time. Educate the people in power with your voice. If you do say something or make a phone call, they estimate that you represent a demographic of about 10 thousand people. So don’t underestimate the power of that one phone call! Help stop the poisoning of America and the world! Please do something today. Do it for your grandchildren, if for no other reason. They deserve a safe, non-toxic land. So, support the organic organizations, support your organic farmers, because if you don’t, they may not be around to support later on. Many people say to me, but I can’t afford organic and I say to them, you can’t afford not to buy organic. Buy local, buy seasonal, buy organic when you can, it does make a difference. That farmer, doing the right thing, needs your financial support or he can’t keep doing it. Every time you buy something, you are voting for someone or against someone. The purchase power is powerful. You don’t realize how powerful your purchase really is. Make it count! I have always felt that when faced with a situation; it is best to take action in the positive direction instead of just remaining in place feeling helpless. So, that is why I wrote this blog. Thanks for reading it! I hope you have found it helpful, educational and inspirational.
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Today, I have been getting ready for my seminar this Sunday! I am so excited! It is going to be fun, interesting and life changing!
I bought so much organic food for my raw food demo and for the complementary lunch! I love giving these workshops. There is so much more to share with people that can’t be shared in a book. They will learn a lot of my secrets that I don’t even put in my book. I also love the group dynamics. With all of my workshops, all the participants get to join my exclusive facebook group, where they can discuss things and stay connected. Now I am off to make sure the outside tables are set up for the outdoor luncheon. I have almost an acre and it is so nice to sit outside for the breaks and the lunch. Well, I will keep you posted on the fabulous event!
Today, my daughter is heading off to law school. She has grown up so quickly. She said to me the other day; “mom, where did all the time go? I was just a little girl yesterday.” Life is ever changing. Embrace the change! Live life to the fullest! Be present. Don’t be thinking about problems. Start thinking about what you do want. Focus on the solution! The one thing we can always count on in life is change. Be flexible. Be present. Breathe deeply. Everyday is a new day!
Summertime Is A Great Time For Watermelons
By Nancy Addison, CHC, AADP
Do you remember having a watermelon seed-spitting contest as a child? We were actually allowed to spit something! What a silly and funny activity for the 4th of July or a picnic. The heat of the summer is the perfect time to indulge in sweet, juicy, nutrient rich watermelon. Watermelon is luscious and refreshing as a snack or as part of a fruit salad, dessert, or drink. One cup of watermelon has only 48 calories, however it has high levels of nutrients, making it the perfect healthy treat. Watermelons are packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamins B 6 and B 1, potassium, and magnesium. In addition, medical studies have shown that watermelon can help with inflammation conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. It is also high in the antioxidant lycopene, which has cancer preventing properties and helps oxidize cholesterol.
Watermelons were originally cultivated in Africa and have been used as a source of water for centuries. The flesh is 90 percent clean, pure water, which made it a safe water source in desert areas. There are over 500 varieties of watermelon throughout the world, including in India and Egypt, where they have been cultivated since 2500 B. C. They range in weight from 5 pounds to around 50 pounds, with the largest in recorded history being a 279-pound melon from North Carolina! When picking out a watermelon, make sure the surface is smooth and symmetrical, with a round or oblong shape. There should be a flat and slightly yellow place on one side where it was sitting on the ground. Take your thumb and thump the melon while listening for a rich thudding sound to ensure proper ripeness. They should be allowed to ripen on the vine; so buying your melon locally ensures it will be fresh and tasty. A watermelon can stay refrigerated for about 5 to seven days.
Once you have picked the perfect melon, enjoy a watermelon drink on a hot day!
Watermelon Drink Recipe
Cut watermelon into chunks and remove the seeds.
Place it in a blender.
Add a splash of fresh limejuice.
Variation: Add some sparkling water and a spring of mint for a fresh cocktail taste.
Fruit – a variety of colorful fruit like pineapple, apple, peach, mango, cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, banana, etc.
Cut the fruit into thick chucks.
Slide the fruits on the kabob stick.
Serve cold as a snack, desert or appetizer.
This is a fun food preparation activity that the children can help make.
For more information, go to: www.organichealthylifestyle.com