SuperFoods & Lifestyle Choices for 2016 To Supercharge Your Health & Enrich Your Life
At the end of this article you'll find a Detoxify & Rejuvenate Smoothie Recipe.
For more details on these 10 tips below, listen to my interview entitled The Fast Track to Quantum Wellness.
Here is a recent interview with me by UNITY that you might be keen on reading. I discuss some of my favorite tips for staying healthy and losing weight. As you'll see, these are all recommendations that work year-round, for all ages, no matter where you live on our magnificent planet. At the end of the article, you will find my Detoxify & Rejuvenate Smoothie Recipe — also perfect to enjoy 365 days a year! I will include some comments in blue to suggest my favorite products and where to get them easily.
INTERVIEW WITH SSJ
Susan Smith Jones, PhD, hasn’t been sick in over 30 years. She doesn’t receive flu shots or take medications. Some people may call it clean living, others may credit luck, but Jones attributes her phenomenal health to the wisdom passed down from her grandmother who taught her to rely on nature’s nourishment—food, spices, herbs and healthy lifestyle choices— for total wellness.
Jones has made it her life’s mission to spread this wisdom, first as a teacher for more than 30 years at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and by establishing herself as a foremost expert on diet, nutrition and natural remedies, writing more than 2,000 magazine articles on health and 27 books, including Walking on Air, Healthy, Happy & Radiant...at Any Age, Living on the Lighter Side, The Curative Kitchen & Lifestyle, The Joy Factor, and for children, Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl.
When it comes to creating vibrant health season after season, Jones said we should look to the “super foods” and other lifestyle choices for healing the body, boosting immunity, and feeling energetic and youthful... at any age. Each day when you wake up, she says, can be a new beginning, a fresh start where you commit to the healthiest lifestyle possible. She reminds us that we are the President and CEO of our body and our life and we need to make our health a top priority day in, day out.
Here are her top tips for staying well — mentally, physically and spiritually — this season and beyond.
Libido-Boosting Superfoods & Other Aphrodisiacs
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February, the month of Valentine's Day, is a great time to turn up the pilot light of your amorous side, if you are in a relationship. But really, any time of year is the perfect time to feel passion about life and your partner.
The following suggestions will rev up your libido and get you in the mood.
• Avocado – The Aztecs called the avocado tree “Ahuacuatil,” which means, translated, “testicle tree.” The ancients thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled the male’s testicles. This is a delicious fruit with a sensuous texture. This luscious, sensual fruit contains vitamin B6 and is helpful in increasing male hormone production. In addition, potassium is found in avocado, which aids in regulating the female thyroid gland. A healthy thyroid is important for a robust libido level.
• Asparagus – Many foods thought to be aphrodisiacs were considered so because of their phallic shape. Asparagus, however, has more than just suggestive form. It is rich in vitamin E, a vitamin considered to stimulate production of our sex hormones and may be essential for a healthy sex life.
• Chili Peppers – A pepper’s heat comes from “capsaicin,” a chemical that stimulates our nerve endings, raises our pulse and makes us sweat. Some researchers believe that eating hot foods also triggers the release of endorphins, body chemicals that give us a natural high that is conducive to love-making. I take capsules of cayenne pepper every day.
• Figs – An open fig is thought to emulate the female sex organs and traditionally thought of as a sexual stimulant. Breaking open a fig and eating it in front of a lover is a powerfully erotic act.
• Garlic – The “heat” in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share some together. Garlic has been used for centuries to cure everything from the common cold to heart ailments. This is a good time for moderation. Enjoy pasta with a light garlicky sauce and it can lead up to something spicy in the bedroom later.