Put Your Best Fork Forward According to the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, March is national nutrition month. This year, the experts are highlighting the idea that every bite counts, that every small decision makes a difference towards lasting health, one forkful at a time.
We think about health in many ways, all the time. We maintain our cars, so they run properly and don't break down. We maintain our furnaces and appliances. This concept should also apply to our own bodies. We tend to pay attention to acute problems, but not necessarily everyday maintenance.
We hear a lot about detox diets in the health world. These diets are usually whole foods and plant based, focusing on supporting the liver and digestive system to remove unwanted "toxins" from our systems. Toxins can mean a lot of things, but often we are talking about unwanted or harmful substances - think pesticides, food additives, medications, and environmental pollutants. While focusing on the diet is super important, there are lots of other ways we can support detoxification in the body.
Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facelift--many names for a natural approach to lift, smooth, and soothe the signs of aging with the ancient art of acupuncture. The desire for youth and beauty seems timeless. Cosmetic acupuncture dates back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279AD).
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! March 2nd marked the great Dr. Seuss' birthday, now celebrated as Read Across America Day. We asked our practitioners: what are your favorite books? What books proved to you that "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose"?
Air travel with children is no walk in the park. Recently, we took the last on-lap flight with our just-turning two-year old and his four-and-a-half-year-old sister to the Dominican Republic. After many flights over the years, I can recommend a few essentials.
Last month we looked at compassion for ourselves and for others and how that can be practiced in Mindful Meditation. This month we are turning to the practice of Loving Kindness Meditation. This month we are going to examine kids and Kindness. Now more than ever it is necessary...
"We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that." --Ellen DeGeneres As we are all too aware, we have much to worry about and so many pressing issues to resolve. While stress and worry cause many health concerns, but laughing-- oh yes! actual laughing--is the perfect antidote. It literally benefits your health, in many ways.
"Ours is a country built by immigrants. In the 500-odd years since Europeans "discovered" America, it has been a beacon for people from all over the world, for a myriad of reasons. At Element, we welcome our practitioners who come from countries near and far--for love, for opportunity, for adventure, for education, among other things.