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July 2010
- Issue 44

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful summer beginning.  It's such a pretty time of year.  Albeit, the weather may not be cooperating as we would like, but the gardens are coming into bloom and everything is so pretty!

We're offering several classes over the summer months.  Many will begin next week.  I hope more of you will take advantage of our free classes at Greentree Village when you  join our Cleanse, Replenish, Revitalize program.  You can find more information at www.intoyoga.ca/free_summer_yoga.htm.  To register, just call 604.421.9872.  If you only want the classes, and not the cleanse program then complete the registration form at www.intoyoga.ca/registration_form.htm and mail it in with your payment.

We'll be having an information meeting on Wednesday July 7 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Burnaby about our cleansing programs.  Anyone is welcome.   You do not have to be registered in the Cleanse, Replenish, Revitalize program to attend. Bring two guests and receive a free gift. If you're interested in coming, please email sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca to get the location, etc.

For more about what we offer, please visit our website at www.intoyoga.ca or go directly to our classes page at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm. These are updated frequently as classes are added or revised.  Please visit often.

I hope you enjoy our July Newsletter.

Free Summer Classes
Sun Salutation Sequence
10 Tips to Prepare You for a Healthy Pregnancy
Recipe - Curried Chicken Pita 
Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work
Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child   
Promote YOUR Business
Quips and Quotes
Find us on Twitter and Facebook
Past Newsletters
Your Contributions Welcome
We Want Your Feedback 
Our Privacy Policy
Email A Friend 

Free Summer Classes

When your body is at peak health, you have the energy and desire to be active, are able to maintain a healthy weight and you feel so good that you believe you can accomplish anything.

Wouldn’t you like to feel healthy within every fiber of your body? YOU CAN - with the help of nutritional cleansing!  Find our more at www.intoyoga.ca/free_summer_yoga.htm.

Sun Salutation Illustrations

The Sun Salutations can be daunting when you first learn it.  Proper alignment, proper breath, correct sequencing, etc. There are many variations of the Sun Salutation.  Here's one that is similar to the basic variation I teach in class.  This sequence adds a Downward Dog before and after Plank/Cobra, where I usually included Downward dog only after Plank/Cobra. 

I hope these illustrations will help those of you who find Sun Salutations confusing.  You'll find the sequence here.

10 Tips to Prepare You for a Healthy Pregnancy

1.    Avoid produce with pesticides. According to the Environmental Working Group, you can lower your pesticide exposure by 90 per cent simply by avoiding the most contaminated conventionally grown produce: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears. If you’re really craving one of these foods, opt for organic. Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that have the lowest levels of pesticide residue include: onion, avocado, sweet corn, pineapple, mango, asparagus, sweet peas, kiwi, cabbage, eggplant, papaya, watermelon, broccoli, tomato, and sweet potato.

2.    Feast on folic acid before conceiving and while pregnant. Sources include dried beans and peas, citrus fruit, spinach and broccoli. Adequate folic acid early in a baby's development helps prevent neurological defects, such as spina bifida. Note: too much folic acid may pose it's own risks, so talk with your doctor about how much you need.

3.    Reduce consumption of alcohol and caffeine, and quit smoking. Women who smoke during pregnancy (or are exposed to secondhand smoke) are more likely to give birth to small babies with low birth weight. Alcohol and caffeine lower overall health and can negatively impact a fetus.

4.    Ease up on animal fats. Animal products can contain synthetic hormones, antibiotics and organochlorine chemicals, such as dioxin, DDT and other pesticides, which concentrate in animal fat. The same chemicals that accumulate in animal fats are transferred to our own when we eat them. Then they linger there for years quietly causing damage. When you buy meat, poultry or dairy, look for low fat options (get the unsaturated fats your body needs from plant sources like walnuts, flax seeds, and avocadoes). Trim all fats and skins and broil meats and fish so that the fats drain away. Avoid frying, which will lock in the contaminants. You can also do your body a favor by reducing how much meat you eat. Making even one vegetarian meal a week can make a big difference.

5.    Select safer seafood. Eating seafood is the primary way we are exposed to methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin. Fish can also be contaminated with PCBs, which are a probable carcinogen. Still, fish are an important source of good fats known as Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Eat seafood in moderation and choose types with lower levels of contamination like Herring, Mackerel, Anchovies, Clams, Wild Alaskan Salmon, Shrimp, Tilapia, and Black Sea Bass

6.    Get smart about plastics. Some plastics cause dangerous pollution during manufacturing and some contain chemicals suspected of causing harm - especially to developing fetuses. Avoid those numbered 1, 3, 6, or 7 (PC). These resin codes are typically on the bottom of an item in a triangle of arrows. When using any plastic, be safer by not using in the microwave or with hot food (the heat promotes leaching). Discard or stop using for food and beverages when the product begins to have signs of wear and tear. Also, ban the can. Canned foods and beverages are lined with a plastic resin that contains bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical. Many manufacturers are beginning to explore safer alternatives, but in the meantime you should choose foods that are fresh, dried or frozen or packaged in glass jars.

7.    Wet your whistle with water. Americans drink an overwhelming amount of sodas, sports drinks, energy boosters, juices (that often contain little juice), and other bottled beverages. The first problem with this is that most of these drinks are loaded with sweeteners and artificial flavors and colors. The second is that they’re bottled in plastic, which can leach additional chemicals into the drink. Your body is roughly 70% water, so hydrate it with water! Skip the single-use bottled water which can be contaminated by the plastic bottle (it’s also less regulated than tap water.) Make an investment in a water filter and reusable stainless steel water bottles. They quickly pay for themselves.

8.    Test for lead while planning your pregnancy. Lead is a potent neurotoxicant that is stored in the bones and can be passed to a developing baby through the placenta. Test your paint if your home was built before 1978. The US Environmental Protection Agency maintains a list of certified labs where you can send paint samples. Removal of lead paint must only be done by a professional and pregnant women should stay away from the area until it is thoroughly cleaned. Test your tap water for lead and talk to your doctor about having your blood tested for lead.

9.    Use fewer personal care products. Many personal care products contain chemicals that disrupt hormones your baby will rely on for proper development. And others contain carcinogens and neurotoxicants, among other things. The best thing for you and baby is to reduce how much you use and to choose the safest products. Look for products with fewer ingredients – ideally those with the USDA Certified Organic Seal. Avoid products with Parabens, Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP), DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, DEA (diethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine), Formaldehyde, PEGs (polyethylene glycol), and anything with "glycol" or "methyl."

10.    Clean without toxic chemicals.
You don't need a chemical arsenal to keep your home clean. Basic ingredients like baking soda and vinegar can tackle most household chores. Or, you can look for natural products at the store (don't be fooled by marketing, though. Check the label for ingredients.) Avoid products that say poison, warning, or danger and products with unidentified "fragrance." You should also avoid the top toxics: nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), triclosan, ammonia, chlorine bleach, DEA, TEA, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and sulfuric acid.

Christopher Gavigan is Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Child Healthy World. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of children and families. He holds degrees in environmental science and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive graduate training in child psychology and education. He has worked as an ecology and sciences teacher in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and as a child and family specialist. He is the founder of Pinnacle Expeditions, an outdoor leadership program for teenagers.

Source: www.healthychild.org


Curried Chicken Pita
(4 Serving)
Carolyn Malcoun

Roasting a chicken for dinner is a pretty easy meal. The sweet touch that cranberries and pear add to this tangy curried chicken salad is nice. Toasted sliced almonds add a nutty crunch

6 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast (see Tip, below)
1 ripe but firm pear, diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip, below)
4 4- to 5-inch whole-wheat pita breads, cut in half
2 cups sprouts

1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise and curry powder in a large bowl. Add chicken, pear, celery, cranberries and almonds; toss to combine.
2. Fill each pita half with 1/2 cup chicken salad and 1/4 cup sprouts

Tip:  To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate the salad (Step 1) for up to 2 days.

Tip: If you don’t have cooked chicken, poach about 12 ounces chicken breast for this recipe. Place boneless, skinless chicken breast in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes.

Tip: To toast sliced or slivered almonds: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional Value Per Serving
323 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 58 mg cholesterol; 41 g carbohydrate; 27 g protein; 6 g fiber; 352 mg sodium; 372 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Magnesium (17% daily value).


Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work

Is your mind ready for summer, but your body maybe not so much?  Can't make it to a class at one of our locations?

Into Yoga offers on-site Corporate classes.  That's right, one of our friendly knowledgeable instructors will come to your place of work and teach Yoga or Pilates in a room you provide.  Fees for on-site programs begin at $5 per person.  Call 604-421-9872 or email info@intoyoga.ca.  Visit our Corporate page on our website at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm.

Why not add one of our FREE Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at work too?  Find out how you can gain and maintain your optimal health through a combination of meal replacement shakes, regular meals and a cleansing drink, to help give your body the healthy look and feel you've been striving for.  It's easy to get started, just email sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca or call me at 604.421.9872.  We'll even bring some samples for you to try.


Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child
By Elizabeth Pantley

Up to 70% of children under age five have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They are hard to deal with because when children aren't sleeping, parents aren't sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn't just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything ~~ dawdling, temper tamtrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to tie his shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep Affects Everything.

The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well.  Read more.....


Promote YOUR Business

Are you a woman business owner, professional or entrepreneur interested in creating more referrals for your business

I am an area coordinator for The Heart Link Network, a fun, non-threatening, non-membership networking event showcasing women who are serious about growing their business.

Our events are held in a warm environment with dinner provided. It is a powerful, unique and effective marketing tool specifically designed to link women so they can nurture, support, enrich and resource one another in both personal and professional ways.

Consider joining our Heart Link Networking Group. You can find more details at www.meetup.com/Burnaby-Heart-Link. Or simply register and lock in your business category at www.V5A4B7.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com.  Be added to our news updates and invites by emailing sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca with ADD ME TO HLN in the subject line.


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The inherent qualities of purity and naturalness allow one to have infinite capacity to do things. ~Lao Zi

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