Walking Your Talk
the power of your word
The other day I had a conversation with a person that has worked at Nike for 25 years. That is a long time and I can't imagine even doing something I like for 25 years. She went on to brag about how much of a humanitarian the founder of Nike was. I said “if he was such a humanitarian he would move the factories back from China where there is not living wage or concern about the environment and back to the United States where he started and give back jobs to good people who could really use them right now”. Prior to storming out she said to me “that would be stupid, he wouldn't make as much money”. Herein lays the quandary. He is a multi-billionaire with a “B”. Does he really need more money? I let this go and moved on until I saw that a group whom I very much respect is having a symposium in Denver. They are featuring a lineup of amazing leaders and humanitarians along with the current president of Patagonia who they claim promotes conservation and preservation of the natural environment. I found this peculiar since he came from Nike and outsourced Patagonia's manufacturing to…. wait for it… China.
It is easy for me to point the finger but, a mentor of mine once told me that when I point a finger there are three pointing back at me; making this the perfect moment to look into the mirror and ask myself “self… am I walking my talk”?
My grandfather is one of the greatest men I know. By observing him I am able to model my own behavior. One of his most endearing attributes is how he keeps his word. If he says he is going to do something you can absolutely count on it. There are so few people in my life that I can say this about. It seems now days a person's word has lost its value and in some cases has become disposable or even for sale.
Somebody once said “You are your word” and this is true. Keeping your word is not only about respecting others; keeping your word is all about respecting yourself. What divides truly great people from persons of lesser character is self-respect. Today you can live your word and from this point forward earn your own respect and the respect of others. As for me, I will promise only what I can deliver and deliver more than I promise.
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three easy tips on keeping you from becoming a statistic
20 million Americans are living with Diabetes and over 40 million have pre-diabetes, thus making this disease almost like an epidemic.  This disease is caused by high blood sugar levels. There are a few different types of diabetes, and it can come into someone's life at any time, and may or not be reflective of their diet. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas in the body that helps the take glucose (sugar) into the liver to store, or be used by cells. Some people are dependant on a insulin prescription because their body has stopped producing it. Aside from Type I diabetes, where the pancreas fails, we each have control of regulating our blood sugar levels, and can get them tested to see how our body is functioning.
Here are a few ways to keep your blood sugar levels in check:
1. Protein-Eat things like eggs, chicken sausage, turkey bacon, or whey protein in the morning to “break-the-fast” from the night. Protein helps keep blood sugar levels more stable, unlike starches which spike and then decline, and leave you wanting more when glucose drops. Calculate your bodies needs with this handy tool http://www.healthcalculators.org/calculators/protein.asp?Submit=Close
2. Don't Skip-Many people go without breakfast, lunch and catch up at night, or perhaps don't snack. It is important to eat small frequent meals to keep your bodies metabolism in a working state. Often people have weight gain, because they are actually starving their body, which responds by storing fat, as a mechanism of survival. The more often you eat, the more you are “using” your metabolism and thus won't “lose” it with weight gain, which puts you at risk.
3. Exercise-Daily ideally, or at least a few good workouts a week will make your body become more efficient at making insulin. Decreasing body fat also allows for greater use of insulin, known as “sensitivity”. Combining cardiovascular and weight training, when approved by your doctor, can give you many more benefits too.  Many people argue that they don't have time to exercise, well think of this, a cartoon from Randy Glasbergen, “What fits in your schedule better, exercising one hour per day, or being dead 24 hours per day?” (see cartoon at http://www.glasbergen.com/?s=dead+24+hours )
Good health is a function of healthy diet and lifestyle, and both of these things are controlled by you!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Soleil Medical Spa
Dr. Alisha N.D.
This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose,
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Back in the Driver’s Seat
Simply going through the motions of life puts us directly in the passenger seat when we should really be in the driver’s seat.
It’s easy to go through this fast-paced world feeling as if you are being dragged through your weeks on the back of a wild horse. Many of us go from one thing to another until we end up back at home in the evening with just enough time to wind down and go to sleep, waking up the next morning to begin the wild ride once more. While this can be exhilarating for certain periods of time, a life lived entirely in this fashion can be exhausting, and more important, it places us in the passenger’s seat when really we are the ones who should be driving.
When we get caught up in our packed schedule and our many obligations, weeks can go by without us doing one spontaneous thing or taking time to look at the bigger picture of our lives. Without these breaks, we run the risk of going through our precious days on a runaway train. Taking time to view the bigger picture, asking ourselves if we are happy with the course we are on and making adjustments, puts us back in the driver’s seat where we belong. When we take responsibility for charting our own course in life, we may well go in an entirely different direction from the one laid out for us by society and familial expectations. This can be uncomfortable in the short term, but in the long term it is much worse to imagine living this precious life without ever taking the wheel and navigating our own course.
Of course, time spent examining the big picture could lead us to see that we are happy with the road we are on, but we would like more time with family or more free time to do whatever we want at the moment. Even if we want more extreme changes, the way to begin is to get off the road for long enough to catch our breath and remember who we are and what we truly want. Once we do that, we can take the wheel with confidence, driving the speed we want to go in the direction that is right for us.
Low Glycemic Oat Bran Pancakes
Total Servings 12 pancakes
Serving Size 2 pancakes
Carbs Per Serving: 10.7 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Skill Level: Moderate
These aren't totally low carb but, they are on the low glycemic side, so eat these in moderation and you will be just fine. This are high in fiber which brings the net carbs down. Did I mention they are delicious? They are especially with Sugar Free Homemade Maple Syrup. http://recipes.steviva.com/recipe/sugar-free-maple-syrup-recipe
1 cup oat bran hot cereal, uncooked
1/2 cup soy, buckwheat or whole grain flour
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash Stevia
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
Heat nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium to medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil or cooking oil if you don't have coconut oil but, you should have some. :)
Combine oat bran, flour, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash Stevia, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Beat together buttermilk and egg in a small bowl with a wire whisk.
Pour the egg mixture over dry ingredients.
Stir together until ingredients are just blended and no large dry lumps appear.
Pour approximately 1/8 cup pancake batter onto hot griddle.
Cook pancakes until puffed, browned and slightly dry around the edges.
Flip over and cook other side until golden brown.
Serve warm with Sugar Free Homemade Maple Syrup, http://recipes.steviva.com/recipe/sugar-free-maple-syrup-recipe
If you have leftovers you can freeze them for later.
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