Joel Shuflin from AZ Life Plan is committed to helping people feel younger, longer through foundational and targeted healthy living solutions. Joel leads a team of independent distributors in delivering Shaklee’s innovative nutrition solutions – solutions that for more than 60 years have been proven by science and people to be always pure, always safe – always in harmony with Nature. Today Joel is going to share with us “5 Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better – Today and Tomorrow.”
Superstitions are hard to shake: The power of magical thinking
Do people really believe a jersey is lucky?
I admit that I often take the side of the underdog in when watching sports events, no matter how many fans of the opposite side are in the room. That sometimes gets me blamed for bad mojo, bad plays…
Sports fans are superstitious…When fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance… But they do it anyway.
Researchers finds that even when people recognize that their belief does not make sense, they can still allow that irrational belief to influence how they think, feel and behave.
Obese kids young as age eight show signs of heart disease
Imaging tests of obese children’s hearts showed signs of heart disease, including kids as young as 8 years old. Obese children had 27 percent more muscle mass in the left ventricle of their hearts and 12 percent thicker heart muscles — both signs of heart disease — compared to normal weight children. Forty percent of the obese children were considered ‘high-risk’ because of problems with thickened muscle in the heart as well as impaired pumping ability.
One of the things I love most about the holidays is the nostalgia of the foods that were on the table at my grandmother’s house, at my aunt’s house and on our own kitchen table. Of course that had to include pumpkin pie! Over the years, I’ve added to my pumpkin-loving list: pumpkin cookies and, more recently, a pumpkin latte with a pumpkin spice bagel, or a wonderful pumpkin soup. Of course, the primary problem with many of my “nostalgia foods” is that they aren’t necessarily all that healthy.
In my search for small things to do today that make tomorrow amazing, I came across this recipe for a Pumpkin Latte Shake (Tomatoe, Tomato – you say smoothie, I say shake!).
Here’s what you need:
2 scoops of Vanilla Shaklee Energizing Life Shake (this is where the protein comes from)
8 ounces of Unsweetened Almond or Cashew Milk
1 tsp instant coffee*
1 tbs pumpkin pie puree^
4-5 ice cubes
cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
Add dry ingredients to wet in blender, and blend all ingredients until smooth.
*Notes & Variations
Instead of Instant Coffee (who keeps that around if you drink coffee regularly??), try substituting a 1/2 cup of cold / room temperature coffee in place of the cashew milk. Better yet, keep the cashew milk and use ice cubes created from your leftover, strongly-brewed coffee.
Pumpkin pie puree: Sure, you can get a can of pumpkin pie filling and scoop it away a tablespoon at a time. But here’s a quick and easy way to have pumpkin puree around for just such occasions. (If you use frozen puree, then use liquid coffee. )
That’s all there is to it! I get the best of the old an new pumpkin classics — all in a healthy, protein-packed meal replacement!
Fake it ’till you become it.
Joel’s Proverbs 1.7 — Faults
Oil a squeaky door, and the intruder arrives undetected; some of our faults help protect us from danger.
Joel’s Proverbs 1.4 — Pride
A real grapefruit is tastier than Tang; Better to disappoint with truth than to create false pride.