Monday, June 30, 2008
"Researchers in Denmark recently found that children who used cellphones, and whose mothers used cellphones during pregnancy were 80% more likely to have behavioral problems such as emotional symptoms, inattention, hyperactivity and problems with peers compared with children who had no cellphone exposure as fetuses or in early childhood. Children whose mothers used cellphones during pregnancy but who had no other cellphone exposure were 54% more likely to have behavioral problems". For more info, go to:
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sign up for a VIP pass to the L.A. Yoga Health Festival (a non-profit charity event) now and receive a gift bag with $500 worth of yoga & health products. Your VIP pass is a donation, all proceeds go to Youth Health Alliance. I support Yoga Month in September & my Associate ID is 4184. Holistic Health professionals can also sign up as associates and earn 15% referral fee for each person who purchases the VIP Pass. www.yogamonth.org/event/preregister.php or email: email@example.com
VIP pass gives you access to all the workshops, the Saturday night concert/ party plus Global Mala & Spas on Sunday. There will also be free lectures and workshops. You can also earn a free pass if you sign up to volunteer at the event for at least 4 hours.
Yoga can improve your flexibilty, increase your mental focus and metabolism. Other side benefits are better posture, more relaxation, body toning & even weight loss. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-780-3313.
Healthy Living and Water Awareness presenter and MonaVie Distributor. Learn how the Kangen Water can improve your overall health. For info about MonaVie, go to http://thejuicefacts.com/facts.html Call 818-371-9998 or email: Awedyawati@charter.net
Jeanne Kuntz is a Wellness Coach, Health/Fitness Specialist and Yoga Instructor who specializes in fitness, nutrition and stress management. She offers Group Wellness Coaching for just $10 per person (limit 10 people per group). Call 310-717-4518 or email: email@example.com
Experienced certified Massage Therapist Jean Phillip can help you let go, relax and get rid of your pain. Call 310-869-0715. http://hometown.aol.com/LASportMassage/
Rhonda Weidelman, MA, RD works with you through a non-diet, intuitive eating approach to help you to become mindful of your eating, to improve your relationship with food and yourself. Call 310-721-2260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Armaiti May, DVM, is a dog and cat veterinarian who does house calls in the West LA area. She practices both Western medicine and acupuncture. For more information, please visit her website http://www.drmayvethousecalls.com/ or call 310-614-3530.
Joy of Laughter
Are you getting enough laughter in your life? Kim Selbert is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. For more information, go to http://www.kimselbert.com/
Spirit List: Job Board for the Soul
A job board for Southern Californians who are passionate about health, well-being, spirituality, and the earth. For more information, call Dawn Smith-Camacho at 1-877-SOUL-JOB or go to http://www.spiritlist.com/
We are organized for the benefit of any and all business professionals who consider themselves green or holistic that wish to work for profit & benefit the community.
Be part of our Advisory Board and link with other professionals who may need your services.
Join our affliates program. Contact Ingrid at email@example.com
Holistic Health & Fitness Meetup (free to join)
ELBA: Eco-Local Business Networking
Change for Good: empowering people to pool their money & resources for a good cause.
To join our Co-op, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 28, 2008
My Yoga Month Associate ID is 4184. http://www.yogamonth.org/event/preregister.php If you're interested in helping me plan or find sponsors for this, email me. Thanks.
They say over 1,000 were there. We had over 80 visitors at our booth during the Venice Eco-Fest. Anne, her friend and I collected 40 names and contact information. We paid to share the booth and got to share the list of contacts. See my photos at: http://yoga.meetup.com/552/photos/#4614268
See Eco-Local Solution Meetup Member, Elissa's photos at: http://environment.meetup.com/327
Health = Wealth. We are part of a worldwide revolution focusing on holistic health and wellness. Member of Step Up Women's Network, Co-op America Green Business Network, Sierra Club, SlowFood L.A and Westside Holistic Chamber.
Join us in July for Better Health. We will donate 10% of proceeds to Step Up. http://www.suwn.org
Testimony: "My Life Coaching Program is full now. Thank you again for your referrals". Paula Verbit. Check out her blog at: http://believeandachievecoaching.blogspot.com/
Yoga can improve your flexibilty, increase your mental focus and metabolism. Other side benefits are better posture, more relaxation, body toning & even weight loss. I can help you create a personalized yoga practice.
Friday, June 27, 2008
To learn more, go to the Free Food and Nutrition Resource Lists at:
I am hosting a potluck this Sunday and asked my guests to bring healthy food to share. We plan to enjoy 5 or more servings vegetables and fruits for lunch.
Public Health Officials urge families to enjoy healthy food and activity. "Childhood obesity is a serious crisis as more than 1 in 5 students in the (middle school) are considered obese," said Jonathan E. Fielding, director of the L.A. County of Public Health.
Holistic Health Club's mission is to empower people to be more proactive about their health and educate them on how to have a healthy lifestyle. http://www.holistichealthco-op.org
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008 11am to 5pm
Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts
at Venice United Methodist Church
2210 Lincoln Blvd (at Victoria) Venice, Ca 90291
Swap, silkscreening, design stations and more. Save $ & the environment. I love swaps!
Attune with Yourself, Attune with Nature. Attune Yoga will have Yoga at the Park this Sunday at Clover Park, 11 am - 12 pm. Look for me on the grassy area near the parking lot.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
3 c ground flaxseed
1 1/4 c flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 c skim milk
1/2 c egg or egg substitute
1/3-1/2 light molasses
2 Tbsp canola oil
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In large bowl, mix flaxseed, flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, stir together milk, egg, molasses and oil. Stir wet mixture into dry one until just moistened. Pour batter into a muffin pan coated with nonstick spray. Bake for about 18 minutes until tops are lightly brown.
Makes a dozen. (To make muffins moist, add 1/2 c of apple sauce to the wet mixture in step 2. Flaxseeds are high in fiber and the plant version of Omega-3 oil)
1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil
1 bunch of broccoli
1/2 bunch of cauliflower (buy whole & cut in halves)
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1 c low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp orange juice
1. Wash vegetables, cut into bite size florets
2. Heat wok or skillet, add oil and swirl to coat pan
3. Place vegetables in pan and toss to coat with oil. Reduce heat to medium-high and saute for 4 minutes
4. Season with pepper and add broth. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender
5. Add soy sauce and orange juice, toss for 2-3 minutes
Adapted from Prevention Magazine
They have 30 min recipes, an expert to answer your questions & fun online games for kids. Give your kids some hands-on experience in the kitchen, and let the Fruit & Veggie Color Champions™ teach them about the importance of eating a colorful variety of fruits and veggies.
Teachers can get resources at: http://www.pbhfoundation.org/educators/teachers/
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
See photo at: http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/062408.pdf
I believe that parents can help kids make healthy food choices by being good models, shopping for fresh colorful produce and letting their kids help prepare meals. My mom did that with my sisters and me when we were young and my sister was a picky eater.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I donated the unsold items to the Guadalupe Homeless Project (GHP) since they also had a booth there. Students from different schools around L.A. help man the booth & raise funds for the homeless. GHP has been providing services to homeless men for over 17 years. For more information or donations call and ask for Elias Puentes at 323-881-0032. http://www.proyectopastoral.org/prog-GHP.htm
2. Do some warm-ups or stretches
3. If outside, work out in the shade
4. Slow down or rest if you feel out of breath
5. Drink more water
6. Cool down with more stretches
* Don't push yourself too hard.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Servings: 2 dozens
1/8 cup hulled sunflower, pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 cups organic whole-wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbs honey
2 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
1. Ground hulled sunflower, pumpkin seeds in blender or coffee grinder (don't blend too long or they'll turn into seed butter)
2. In mixing bowl, combine all seeds, flour, salt, honey & vegetable oil with 3/4 cup water. Mix to form a firm ball of dough (should not be sticky)
3. On lightly floured surface, knead dough by hand for about 30 seconds until slightly tacky but not sticky. Add more flour or water if needed.
4. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough in halves. Roll out dough on floured surface with rolling pin. Dust more flour on top of dough so it doesn't stick & flip over to continue rolling until nearly paper thin. Roll out second half the same way.
5. Place rolled dough carefully on baking sheets. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut rolled dough into squares.
6. Beat egg & brush it over crackers, top with more flax seeds. Place baking sheets in oven and bake for 10 min. Rotate sheets and bake for another 10 min. Bake until they're done or rich golden brown (25-30 min).
7. Let them cool. If they don't snap cleanly after they cool, return to oven for a few more min.
Adapted from L.A. Times Food article
Visit Women's Heritage Project at: http://womensheritageproject.ning.com
Friday, June 20, 2008
Presently, Ingrid is a member of Moveon.org, LinkedIn.com, StepUp Women's Network, Ladies Who Launch, Slow Food and Sierra Club. Ingrid attended U.C. Riverside where she studied Business Administration and earned a Bachelors degree in 1990. She also attended Cal State Northridge where she earned a Teaching Credential in 1998 and YogaFit where she earned a Yoga Teacher Certificate in 2007.
Ingrid's core expertise includes 15+ years of business experience, certified yoga teacher and long-time health & fitness advocate. She's also a Meetup organizer and blogger & a member of many networking groups. In her personal time, Ingrid enjoys health & fitness activities, environmental activism, social change, animals, grassroots volunteerism, writing, travel and reading books on personal growth.
11737 San Vicente Blvd, 90049
Thursday, June 26th
5:00 to 6:00pm
Dr. Jon Herbert comes to us from the Applied Kinesiology Center of Los Angeles Brain Performance Center. He will be speaking about men’s health and how it is affected by different forms of stress, eating habits, and physical activity. Come and Join us out on our patio for a very informative lecture on your health!
For more info, email: email@example.com
2600 Ocean Park Blvd
9-11 am for my Bake Sale event
Join Change Agents at Change for Good: http://yoga.meetup.com/665 http://political.moveon.org/event/bakesales08/47596
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Saturday June 28th: Holistic Health Club will have a booth at the Venice Eco Fest on 1 Winward Ave, Venice 10 am - 7 pm. http://earthdayla.org
Sunday June 29th: Healthy Potluck, Healthy Living and Water Awareness presentation at 12 - 1 pm. RSVP to Anne at 818-371-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Food L.A. is a movement to support & celebrate the food traditions of past generations. Slow Food U.S.A. believes that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the table, and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. I am a member of Slow Food L.A.
My Yoga Health Festival Associate ID is 4184. To order VIP PASS pass and receive a gift bag with $500 worth of yoga & health products, go to: http://www.yogamonth.org/event/preregister.php.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
STEP 2: Find your healthiest weight. To do that, you need to step on the scale and calculate your body mass index (BMI).
STEP 3: Start a food diary. Write down everything you eat for how much you had, the time you ate it and how you were feeling.
STEP 4-5: Learn what to eat & how much to eat.
STEP 6: And learn when to stop eating.
STEP 7-8: Always eat breakfast & beware of drinks.
STEP 9: Add exercise. Start slowly. Eventually work up to 45 to 60 minutes of aerobics or cardio exercise. Then, add two to three 20-minute sessions of strength training per week.
I had a cavity that needed to be filled and found out that I need to get a root canal at the dentist because of another decayed tooth. He took out the old filling, told me to go back for 2 more times and is charging me $1,200 for treatment on both teeth. Since I don't have dental insurance, I'm going to be in debt for a while.
I have a regular yoga practice and teach yoga almost every Sunday. I used to work out at the gym and got bored. I tried Boot Camp and got burnt out. I've been a yogi for almost 5 years and a yoga teacher for almost a year. I am a yoga enthusiast.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Now, I just drink water or kefir. Kefir is a cultured, creamy product with amazing health attributes. It provides probiotic bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. It creates a healthier digestive system and promotes bowel movement.
"Sometimes it's easier for a doctor to write a prescription for a medicine than to explain why the patient doesn't need it". --Cardiologist, Bangor, Maine
"Those so-called free medication samples of the newest and most expensive drugs may not be the best or safest". --Internist, Philadelphia
Natural Healing Remedies, Prevention Health Book (p.115)
In fact yoga = meditation, because both work together in achieving the common goal of unity of mind, body and spirit.
Monday, June 16, 2008
2 cups oatmeal
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups of dried fruits and nuts (raisins, dates,dried bing cherries, pine nuts, cashews, walnuts,etc.)
1 tbs. vanillacanola oil for cookie sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mash thebananas into a paste, then add the other ingredientsand mix. Take a heaping tablespoonful and form intothick patties. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheetfor 20-25 minutes. Makes one dozen cookies. Enjoy!
Submitted by Dr. Armaiti May, DVM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Brazil Nuts For Prostate Health : one of the richest food sources of selenium, a mineral that may reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer.
Edamame For Mood : fiber-rich carbohydrates such as oats and edamame (green soybeans in the pod) help prevent mood fluctuations by keeping your blood-sugar levels steady.
Blueberries For Memory : they have flavonoids—natural compounds that protect the brain’s memory-carrying cells (neurons) from the negative effects of oxidation and inflammation.
Lentils For Energy Rich in fiber and protein, lentils provide a steady source of energy.
Sesame Seeds For Sex Drive: they’re inexpensive, safe, and don’t require a prescription. They’re also very rich in the amino acid arginine a compound that enhances blood flow through the arteries and various other body parts.
Myth: Working out hard on weekends will keep me in shape. Reality: Being a weekend warrior may sound like a good plan for those of you too busy to get to the gym during the week, but the idea that you can pound your body for hours to make up for a week’s worth of inactivity is faulty. It’s also one of the leading causes of injury.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Dr. Robert Krochmal will lead a discussion about the medicinal qualities of certain food, covering topics such as which food colors have specific health-promoting nutrients and why foods that make us healthy are also good for the planet. Montana Library on 1704 Montana Ave, 2-3 pm.
The AICR report found that body fat is directly linked to six cancers including colorectal and post-menopausal breast cancer. It advises people to stay lean and suggests the means for stopping weight gain like physical activity and a diet based on low-energy-dense foods such as vegetables, fruits and beans. http://www.aicr.org
Exercise becomes more important as we get older, not just to boost metabolism and burn calories, but also to maintain muscle mass, flexibility, and bone density. (Yoga and Pilates) do double or triple duty, a blessing for these busy days. http://deliciouslivingmag.com
I have a BMI of 19.6 and body fat of 20.6%. I am a part-time yoga teacher and founder of Holistic Health Club. I am committed to a healthy lifestyle and want to share my passion for fitness with others. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/bodyfat.htm
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Food For The Soul"menu: Organic Collard Greens, Yams, Baked Macaroni & Cheese Barbecue Vegan Sausage, Delicious Cornbread, Homemade Lemonade.
$15 per plate @ New Earth Topanga Sevashram
RSVP to Harry at 310-455-2847
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
1. Meditation can be a great way to relax, especially if you are under a lot of stress
2. Green tea is very soothing — it contains theanine, an amino acid that gives flavor to green tea and also promotes relaxation.
3. Eat 3-4 Hershey Kisses, or a small handful of pretzels (serotonin boosting foods)
4. Create a Relaxation Space
It doesn't have to be a "room" per se — it can be a space in your bedroom solely devoted to relaxing.
5. Listen to Music
Soothing music can be very relaxing
6. Enjoy a (Self) Massage
Use aromatherapy oils such as chamomile or lavender to massage yourself
7. Indulge in a Hot Bath
Heat relaxes muscles — and taking a long bath can be soothing for the mind as well.
8. Exercise helps to boost endorphins and reduce stress — and research shows that 20 minutes each day is all that is needed to experience benefits.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Beans are inexpensive, a non-meat protein source and one of the most nutritionally complete staple foods available. Diets including beans may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines encourage people to eat at least three cups of beans per week.
Friday, June 6, 2008
For more info, go to: http://www.svn.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=706
Thursday, June 5, 2008
“We all need to take responsibility for creating our own health, preventing disease and healing ourselves”:
1. Start moving more. Regular moderate exercise is critical to overall health. Our muscles were made to move. If we hold them still too long, they quickly deteriorate.
2. Start consuming more soluble dietary food fiber. Research has shown that the average healthy diet should consist of 40 to 50 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber per day. The average person gets 9-12 grams per day.
3. Start reducing your intake of fat, sugar and salt.
4. Learn relaxation skills. Practice using imagery, meditation and (yoga).
5. Engage in creativity (to reap both mental and physical benefits). Make music, art, designs, crafts, beauty, service actions and even good friends.
Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The South Park Flea Market (Downtown) on 6/22
The Holistic & Health Lifestyle Event on 6/23
Venice Eco-Fest on 6/28
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Check out Eco-Local products & services at this Fair.
MONDAY JUNE 9, 7.30 - 9PM Eco Local Business Networking
FRIDAY: JUNE 13, 7:30 - 9 PM Holistic Chamber event
Monday, June 2, 2008
“Exercise becomes more important as we get older, not just to boost metabolism and burn calories, but also to maintain muscle mass, flexibility, and bone density. (Yoga and Pilates) do double or triple duty, a blessing for these busy days.”
"Set aside ten minutes to bend and flex each morning, make your spine top priority. All your core muscles are connected to your spine," Barbard Templeton recommends. "Practicing yoga delivers benefits beyond the stretch. Yoga can tone and massage your internal organs including the heart. According to a study...yoga even helps strengthen lung muscles and enhance lung capacity".
“When you're stressed, your adrenal glands release cortisol that at high levels eats away muscle tissue and stores the energy as fat. Thankfully exercise regulates (cortisol). Moderate exercise such as yoga (is recommended). Even ten minutes a couple of days a week helps keep cortisol levels in check.”
Making small changes to your eating and exercise habits could greatly improve your energy and your wellness. I enjoy healthy and delicious home-cooked meals and bring left-overs or a salad to work for lunch. I love to walk and practice yoga. I have a regular exercise routine. If you need motivation or support to make a change, join the Holistic Health Club as a member for *free.
SAT JUNE 7 2-5 P.M. at:
Santa Monica Public Library
Main Library Courtyard and Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
With FREE delicious Vegan Food
Belly Dancing Performance
Tickets available for purchase at event. Proceeds go toward VeganOutreach.OrgRSVP to PeaceableScreening@yahoo.com
Sunday, June 1, 2008
MONDAY JUNE 2: 8 -9:30 PM Dream Team at Literati Cafe, 12081 Wilshire Blvd.
MONDAY JUNE 9, 7.30 - 9PM Eco Local Business Networking
FRIDAY: JUNE 13, 7:30 - 9 PM Holistic Chamber event