Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 2011 Take Control of Your Life


Welcome to the first "Take Control of Your Life" workshop of 2011. Personally I am very excited about our group and the energy and enthusiasm that all of you are creating for yourself and the entire group...myself included.

This will be our home together for the next 5 weeks and including several weeks after the workshop has ended.

I will be providing tips six days per week to assist on your journey to health and wellness as well as this being your format for any questions or comments.

I would suggest you become a member of this blog and also click here, to sign up for my weekly newsletter. This will ensure you continued complimentary health advice year round.

Do me a favor and to acknowledge your receipt of this message and your commitment to being health, happy and vibrant; reply with a simple "I'm all in." This will anchor your commitment to yourself and the group.

Wellness for the World,


  1. Glen, I'm doing the adrenal test today. I definitely have anxiety about having no caffeine today, but the last two days I was so fatigued I could barely get off the couch. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired - so I'm excited about getting everything in order with my health once and for all. Even if it means I have to lay off the caffeine. I'm scared and stressed about it, but I guess it's not good to be so dependent on something.

  2. Stephanie,

    The good thing is that I will not ask you to get off caffeine until we work on balancing your energy first. I am not about torturing my clients. I know you didn't think that yesterday. LOL!

  3. Greetings!

    Click on this link to take you directly to the post on air purifying plants.


    Get these at least in the key rooms to assist in cleaning up the air you breathe.

  4. Greetings!

    In your attachments today, you received a diet record sheet. Use this to log what you are eating and how you are reacting to your food choices. This will help us in week 3 with assessing your Nutritional ID.

  5. Greetings!

    If there is anyone that struggles with "shutting down" at night, let me know and I can discuss these tips with you.

  6. Greetings!

    As marked on your accountability form, you should be taking some deep belly breaths before meals. This balances the nervous system and allows for proper blood flow to the GI so you can optimize digestion. Eating while under stress significantly challenges digestion.

  7. Greetings!

    It's Saturday, a great day to head out to the store to pick up your air purifying plants, and set up your small lamp with a timer for waking up without stress in the morning.

    Be sure to use your accountability sheets and look for improvement every day.

  8. Greetings!

    Except for Sunday, it has been a great week for sun exposure. Have you been out to get your daily sun exposure on your skin and through your eyes?

    If you cannot get out in the sun as needed, be sure to pick up a full spectrum lamp for your office space.

  9. Greetings!

    Be sure to take your digestive aids as directed. Improving your digestion is a key to getting the most out of your Nutritional ID coming up in a couple of weeks.

    Remember, this is all released in steps to create success along the way.

  10. Greetings!

    You should be consuming one quart of water per every 50lbs. of body weight per day at this point. Remember that proper hydration is your number two fundamental of health.

    Also it is best to sip your water often throughout the day.

  11. Great meeting last night Glen. I feel like I hadn't really started until last night since I missed the first meeting and was under the weather last week. Thanks for the tip on the sugar intake... I really never gave that any thought before. I know I'll be paying more attention to some of those choices I make.

  12. Thank you! It is always fun for me to share about health on any level.

    I should be posting a blog article in the next couple of weeks on sugar to expand for you.

  13. Greetings!

    Here is the mixture for a gluten free flour that works well for baking.

    2 and 1/2 cups of rice flour
    1 cup of potato starch flour
    1 cup of tapioca flour
    1/2 cup of cornstarch
    1/2 cup of bean flour (garbanzo or fava bean)
    2 tablespoons of xanthan gum

  14. Greetings!

    Hopefully everyone has kicked it up a notch with accountability today.

  15. Greetings!

    Remember...protein style burgers, burrito bowls and sandwiches wrapped in Romain lettuce leaves. You can even steam green beans for as the vehicle for your favorite pasta sauce and cheese.

  16. I'm all in. My goal is to loose 10 pounds and become healthier.

  17. Perfect MaryEllen, we will all stand for your goals.

  18. Greetings!

    I want everyone to remember to use gluten free foods to assist with your transition but remember, these are still poorly processed carbs that lead to blood sugar instability and insulin challenges.

    Longer term it is always a good idea to consume processed carbs minimally.

  19. Greetings!

    We've shifted the accountability for deep breathing, so you should at least be achieving your deep breathing goals during one of the periods of your day. Remember, it is your number one fundamental of health.

  20. I'm all in.

    My goal is to do whatever is necessary to be able to eliminate the need for medications for hypertension, cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and reduce my weight. Ideally I would like to weigh 170 lbs. Since the start of the program I have lost 15 lbs. The charts force me to be aware of what I am eating and how well I am doing the simple things to live a healthy life like breathing, exercising, and getting sun exposure.

  21. Awesome Ken! I am excited to be a part of these goals for you and I see know reason that you will not reach these.

  22. Greetings!

    As you are filling out your diet record sheets, pay close attention to how your energy feels physically, mentally and emotionally after you eat. Do you make it to your next meal with good energy, without a need for snacks?

  23. Greetings!

    Make it a point today to achieve your deep breathing goals for at least two of the main time frames. Remember that the deep breathing prior to meals is to balance your nervous system and allow full blood flow to the GI tract for proper digestion.

  24. Greetings!

    Be sure to continue with a 100% focus on gluten free. Remember that eating gluten never feels as good as optimal health feels.

    Keep up the great work!

  25. Greetings!

    Protein types...remember one of the challenges is getting enough fat. Be sure that your volume of fat consumption is approximately the same as your vegetable.

  26. Greetings!

    Mixed types...remember to consume the blue color coded proteins with blue color coded veggies or green with green. Your fat is about 25% of the total volume for your meal.

  27. Greetings Mixed Types!

    It is typically easiest to pick your protein first and then find the appropriate veggie that is color coded properly.

    Remember that if you want to lose weight, use the secondary food list sparingly or not at all.

  28. Greetings Protein Types!

    Remember that the typical breakfast is generally a disaster for a protein type. Think out of the box for breakfast. Maybe warm up last night's dinner for breakfast.

  29. Greetings Protein Types!

    It is beneficial to consume your protein first, and in its entirety. This will assist your body in creating balance for the entire meal.

  30. Greetings Mixed Types!

    It is best to consume your food together. Have a bite of protein and mix it up with a carb and some fat.

  31. Greetings!

    I want to remind everyone that even though you have a significant focus on your Nutritional ID this week be sure to continue with your fundamentals and gluten free. It is the whole package.

  32. Greetings Protein Types!

    If the veggies on your list are not available, make you next best choice which is typically a veggie that grown above ground. At the beginning though, try to consume the veggies on your list as much as possible.

  33. Greetings Mixed Types!

    A great way to put together a great fuel mix for yourself is with stews and soups. Combine the correct color coded proteins and veggies along with the needed fat to create and easy and very satisfying meal. The use of a crock pot makes this very easy.

  34. Greetings!!

    Here is the recipe for the healthy coffee replacement.

    1 cup of hemp milk
    1/2 cup of water
    2 large heaping tablespoons of coconut milk
    Generous cinnamon

    Use the spices to taste for your own liking.

    Heat in pan on the stove top over low heat until warm.

    Use the spices to taste for your own liking.

  35. Greetings!

    Hopefully everyone has adjusted to following their meal plan properly. If you still find yourself having challenges, step back and focus on one meal daily. Pick one meal to get right every day and from there you can build on that success.

  36. Greetings!

    By this time you should have all or most of your check marks on your diet record sheet in the positive. If this is not the case, bring your diet record sheets on Wednesday for my review.