Health & Beauty

Lazy Sunday Breakfast Smoothie with Han Solo

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So… I was feeling a little under the weather today so i made a smoothie and I made a video about it.

If you would like to purchase some supergreens you can find them here…

http://www.yorhealth.com/jessicagriffiths

Otherwise visit the contact section of my blog,

Jess.

7 Princicals of Health

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Just passing on some knowledge nuggets from the incredible Don Tolman. The man is a genius! He’s the Indiana Jones of whole foods medicine…. get on it…

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FIND DON TOLMAN HERE: http://www.dontolmaninternational.com/

Earth.Body.Yoga with Eoin Finn

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Get Excited lovely humans!

My dear friend and mentor Eoin Finn has released a sneaky peek from his new DVD Earth Body Yoga

CHECK IT OUT HERE: http://vimeo.com/77073328

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Eoin is an incredible yogi, surfer, ocean worshipper, blissologist and generally an all round FUNderful human (FUN+ Wonderful… it’ll catch on I’m certain).

Going to Eoin’s YES retreat (YES stands for Yoga Ecology Surf) in Bali in November 2011 was the most incredible thing I’ve ever done for my mind, body and soul. Getting to know him and his family was just magic. His philosophy on life is awe-inspiring so I totally recommend you all go to one of his retreats or at lease check out his DVD’s and TEDx Talk.

Just spreading the bliss..

Jess.

SEE EOIN ON TEDx HEREhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIZ69msvOQ

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Juice

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Drinking Juice is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals in to your body. However not all juice is created equal.

Juice that you buy from the supermarket is full of preservatives and added sugars etc. Fresh squeezed juice is the way to go!

Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. This is really important because most of us have impaired digestion due to less than optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruit and vegetables easily enabling you to absorb all the mico-nutrients.

I use a regular juicer but for best results and to retain the optimal amount of enzymes and nutrient quality you can use a cold press juicer.

Here are some of my favourite recipes.

Refresher Juice

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 2 limes

Detox Juice

  • 1 apple
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 small beetroot (and beetroot greens if available)
  • 1 small bunch of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Orange and Mint Juice

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 1 apple (or pear) for added sweetness.

Happy Juicing!

Jess.

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Discovering my bliss video update.

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Thank you to everyone who has contacted me in regards to my initial post about discovering my bliss.

 

Hope this answers some of the questions.

 

Have a beautiful day,

 

Jess.

 

 

Get hydrated already

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Drinking enough water helps to:

  • regulate your body temperature
  • provide a way for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues
  •  It helps transport oxygen to your cells.
  • Helps with waste removal.
  • Improves your overall skin tone.
  • Assists in removing toxins from your body.
  • Prevents headaches.
  • Prevents aging – Aging is caused predominantly by the accumulation of acidic wast in the body. When we let these toxins build us they can cause all sorts of ailments and degenerative diseases.
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Prevents Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Boosts your metabolism- a warm glass of water in the morning with some fresh lemon juice will help kick start your metabolism.

 

20% of the water you consume should come from the foods you eat, raw fruit and veggies are a great source! The rest should be from water you drink. As a general rule of thumb You should drink liter of water for every 22kgs of body mass. Ideally the water you drink should be fluoride free alkaline water so you’re not consuming additional chemicals, this will help with the detoxification process.

 

If you have any questions feel free to email me at jessienicole30@hotmail.com.

 

Drink up!

 

Jessica

 

Love is all you need

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All that really matters in this world is love. I don’t necessarily mean romantic love, or love for your family and friends. Just love.

Too many of us try to define love and categorise it in to a specific relationship or even an object. But love is bigger than that. Love is what connects us all.

If you think of any great experience you’ve ever had it’s been because of love. Maybe not at first glance but if you delve deeper you’ll see that it’s just love. Only love.

Love is what drives creativity, it’s what passion is made of, it’s what makes things seem beautiful, it’s what makes us feel compassion, it’s what makes us want to travel and explore, it’s what makes giving so wonderful, it’s what makes us want to be kind, to make others laugh, and makes us crave connection to one another because it just feels so beautiful.

…I love the feeling of the sunshine on my skin…

…I love the sun which feeds us all the nurturing light we need to grow and thrive…

…I love the rain that waters the gardens, feeding the plants, and flows in to the river…

…I love the river. So beautiful. Carrying water and nutrients for miles and miles. Providing food for so many different creatures and making the world greener…

… I love the new relationships I’ve been forming. Getting to know new wonderful and inspiring people from all walks of life and expanding my experience, growing my mind and sharing wisdom and wander….

…I love the old relationships I’ve left behind. I love them for what they’ve taught me, how I’ve needed to change, and the person I’ve become because of them…

…I love the challenges I’ve faced for making me stronger…

…I love love…

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Pesticides and Herbicides are gross…

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Every day we ingest herbicides and pesticides in our bodies just from “fresh foods” unless you’re buying all organic food this will always be the case until something changes dramatically with our farming practices.

What we can do is wash our fresh fruit and vegetables in a mixture of water and raw apple cider vinegar. This removes 99% of the chemicals from the outside of the food.

All you need to do is fill up a bowl, or your sink with water and add just a few table spoons of the vinegar to the water. Wash your vegetables and you’re done! A great way to test this is with apples you buy from the supermarket. They are usually waxed to make them shiny. Washing them in this way will help to remove the wax from the apple so you can see firsthand what apple cider vinegar can do!

You can buy apple cider vinegar from the supermarket or a health food shop. My favourite is Paul Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar.

If you have any questions please email me at yorhealth_jessica@hotmail.com. I’m also open to suggestions on topics you’d like to hear more about.

Have a great day!

Jess.

Red Lentil Dahl recipe (Vegan)

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Here is one of my favourite and easy recipes to make, I like to cook this up and freeze it in meal sized portions for when I’m too busy to cook something or go to the shops. I also like to do this with soups as well. This means you’ll be less inclined to go get take away food which is no good for your health or your wallet.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of red split lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ thumb sized piece of ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan crystal salt to taste

 

 

Method:

  1. wash and drain the lentils thoroughly
  2. place the lentils in a saucepan with the 4 cups of water over a medium heat. While these are cooking use a spoon to skim any residue off the surface of the water.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated ginger and the turmeric. Partially cover the saucepan with the lid and simmer for one hour. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 30 mins until the lentils are tender.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a small pan over a low heat. Once the oil is melted add in the cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  5. Stir oil and spice mix into the lentils and add salt to taste.

 

I like this on its own or with brown rice or quinoa for something a little more filling.

 

Sometimes I add different vegetables to the lentil mix. You might like to try adding in cauliflower and peas while the lentils are cooking, or try just adding in a a few cups of baby spinach when you are mixing in the spice mix.

 

Happy Cooking,

 

Jess.

Beauty in Pain

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Recently I’ve experienced the end of a relationship that I treasured. This caused me to experience some intense emotional pain. It did hurt and I was sad for one whole day but then I decided that I wasn’t going to try to push away my emotional pain and I was going to really live this experience and be present with the emotions I was feeling.

I felt so alive! How wonderful it is to know I have such a great capacity to love others, how beautiful it is to have emotional connections to each other and the world. I feel so blessed to be so in tune with my emotional body and because of that I really have attracted some incredible souls in to my life.

Emotions are powerful, they are life energy in motion, it’s how we know when we’re on the right path and if you really experience them even painful emotions can be truly blissful. Even though I was experiencing this emotional pain I knew that I had made a great decision and that I was on the right path. I had no other reason to believe it I just felt it in my body and in my soul. This sense of knowing and appreciation for the emotional experience then led me to think of all the wonderful things to be grateful for in this instance.

I realised that I had so many wonderful and beautiful supportive relationships in my life. People who truly love me and I love them wholly who were happily there to support me and lift my spirits. It was through this incredibly high vibrational love frequency that I experienced that I was able to make some exceptionally exciting life decisions.

Big things are coming,

Feel it in your soul,

Namaste