For lunch today I had sautéed mushrooms (king oyster and shiitake), sautéed onions and fennel, elk burger, and sweet potato fries (baked of course). Yum!
My “All About Me” day consisted of my husband and son taking off to town for the day. After my lunch, I gave myself a manicure and pedicure. Then I decided I felt like a run today so I ran for 5 km. After my run, I enjoyed 30 minutes in the sauna. After the sauna, I had a shower and then soaked in an Epsom salt bath. All this happened in the peace and quiet with no interruptions! Lovely!
So, let’s talk about Elk. I get it from Wendy’s Country Market. This is where we get the majority of our meat. Elk meat is delicious for one. It is extremely low in fat. A Google search returned the following statistics about Elk meat. A 4 oz serving contains 130 calories with 1.5 grams of fat of which 0.5 is saturated. It has 60 mg of cholesterol which is lower than other red meats. It has 25 grams of protein. It contains lots of B vitamins, iron, zinc, etc. My serving was 5 oz.
Now let’s talk about my run today. When I run or walk on my treadmill, I often do so in bare feet. I started doing this after reading the book, “The Maffetone Method”. I would do this outside too, but it isn’t exactly the safest thing to do in the streets with rocks, glass, and all sorts of other objects out there. One of these days, I will get myself a pair of toe shoes – they provide protection but don’t offer any support. Dr. Philip Maffetone suggests that wearing shoes can actually cause injury because your body does not recognize the impact and so does not compensate. He says that if you wear shoes, they should be low support shoes that allow your foot to function as it should. Check out the book which you can buy from my Amazon store ( http://astore.amazon.ca/patforhea-20) on my website at www.pathsforhealing.com and see what you think. The other thing that is special about my running is that I run forefoot first. This is based on information that I read once about Kenyans and how they run. It is a more efficient way to run and puts less force on your joints.
Laundry Detergent – modified from David Suzuki’s recipe
7 litres of hot water
2 cups salt
2 cups baking soda
1 cup castile soap
Dissolve salt and baking soda in water then add castile soap and stir. Use 1 cup per load of laundry. We rinse with vinegar to help remove any soap residue that might exist after the final rinse, to soften the clothes, and to help prevent static cling in the dryer. For whites, we add 1 – 2 tablespoons of Nature Clean Oxy stain remover to help brighten them. Healthy for you and healthy for the environment!
Far infrared saunas have many health benefits. One benefit is that they help your body to detoxify toxins from within your cells. The heat from them also helps to destroy cells that are not functioning properly. Normal cells can withstand the temperatures whereas other cells cannot. Sitting in the sauna induces relaxation since they aren’t as hot as a traditional sauna. Some people experience weight loss from sitting in a sauna. It helps with pain relief and wound healing by promoting blood circulation and oxygen flow. My sauna has two extra benefits. The first is the colour therapy lights which allow me to work on specific chakras as well as particular emotions. For more of an explanation on chakras and colour therapy, please see the Colour Therapy page on my website at http://pathsforhealing.com/colour-therapy.html. The second is that I can plug in my mp3 player and listen to a guided meditation while I am in there too. Love it!