Protect Your Aging
7 Benefits of Oil
Recipe of the Month
How to Contribute
If you celebrate Hallowe'en, I hope yours was a
spook-tackular one! Hard to believe we're
approaching so close to the year end.
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underway, we're looking toward our winter programs.
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Most everyone is aware of the toxins in our
environment. From drinking to eating to simply
breathing, our bodies are continuously trying to
ward off impurities. Oil
Pulling is a way to help that process.
You'll read about it in this month's newsletter.
If anti-aging is more your thing, learn how to
protect your telomeres.
Telomeres are part of our DNA that project the
length of our lives. Very interesting
Ready to start toning those abdominal muscles?
Doing poses like the Boat will
help and may even help flatten those abs after
eating Blackberry Crisp with
Maple-Pecan Topping...oh my!
Speaking of food. If you're a new mom or dad,
you may be wondering what, when and how to
feed your baby solids. You'll
get some answers today, if you read on.
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Enjoy this month's newsletter!
Boat Pose (Navasana)
There are many variation of the Boat Pose, including
laying prone on the tummy. But here's one I
really enjoy while sitting.
spleen, liver, gall bladder, intestines, kidneys,
thyroid, and prostate glands
-promotes poise, grace and balance
-strengthens lower back, abdominal area, hip
flexors and legs
-relieves severe backache
-stretches, tones and limbers legs and hips
-tones the nervous system
-aids digestion eliminating constipation
1. Sit with
your legs extended.
2. Bend your knees and bring your
hands under the knees to clasp the back of the
thighs, soles of feet on the floor. Inhale.
3. Exhaling, pull your tummy in
and lift your feet slightly off of the floor.
lengthen your spine and lift your chest upwards.
Tuck your chin down slightly to remove stress for
5. Try to
raise the lower portion of your legs keeping them
together to bring the shins level with the ceiling.
6. Hold posture and breathe.
7. Inhale. Exhaling, slowly lower
A more advanced variation is to release the legs
and extend the arms parallel with the shins. This
makes the abdominal muscles work much harder.
Take it a step further by extending the legs,
creating a V shape with the torso and legs.
Protect Your Aging
Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our
cell’s chromosomes. They protect our DNA from damage
like the caps on shoelaces protect the laces from
As we age, our cells are constantly dividing and our
telomeres shorten during the process.
As cells divide over time and our telomeres shorten,
eventually cell division stops. In short, said Dr.
Andrews, “when telomeres get short, bad things
happen.” He went on to explain that many of the
conditions we see in old age are associated with
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7 Benefits of Oil
WHAT IS OIL PULLING?
An ancient Ayurvedic ritual dating back over
3,000 years, oil pulling involves placing a
tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil
(I use coconut oil, but sesame or olive oil is fine
too) into your mouth and then swishing it around for
up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes (pulling it
between your teeth), before spitting it out.
Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will
ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out.
Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an
all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing
your mouth out. And you’re done! It really is that
WHY OIL PULLING?
With the mouth as the home to millions of
bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins, the oil
acts like a cleanser, pulling out the nasties before
they get a chance to spread throughout the body.
This frees up the immune system, reduces stress,
curtails internal inflammation and aids
well-being. I do it while preparing Hugo’s
It has so many benefits that whole books have been
written on the topic, but here are my TOP
SEVEN REASONS for making oil pulling a part of YOUR
morning routine. To continue
Feeding Baby Solids
Have you got questions like..
Why should I make my own baby food?
What do I do to begin?
How do I store it once I've made it?
What's the refrigerator/freezer life?
What are some quick, easy recipes?
The Canadian Mother Resources website to find
Blackberry Crisp with
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Tangy blackberries have
a great affinity for pecans and maple, but you could
certainly make this crisp with blueberries or a
combination of berries. Leftovers are delicious for
5 Tbs. maple syrup,
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
6 cups fresh
blackberries (1 ¾ lb.)
3 Tbs. sugar
16 Tbs. all-purpose
¼ tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. salt,
⅔ cup rolled oats
⅔ cup chopped toasted
⅓ cup brown sugar
3 Tbs. canola oil
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat deep baking dish
with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together 2 Tbs. maple syrup and vinegar in
bowl. Place blackberries in large bowl, and drizzle
maple mixture over them. Add sugar, 3 Tbs. flour,
and 1/8 tsp. salt to berries; toss to combine.
Transfer to prepared baking dish.
3. Combine remaining 13 Tbs. flour, oats, pecans,
brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in separate
bowl. Drizzle oil and remaining 3 Tbs. maple syrup
over dry ingredients. Use fingers to combine
thoroughly until small clumps form. Arrange topping
clumps over berries.
4. Bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until topping is
lightly browned and berry juices are bubbling just
around edges of crisp.
Nutritional Information: (per 1 cup)
- Calories: 319
- Protein: 5 g
- Total Fat: 12 g
- Saturated Fat: <1 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 115 mg
- Fiber: 7 g
- Sugar: 27 g