"Scripts" from Dr.Foodie

How Your Senses Make You Feel Better: Being Mindful To Be Mindful

How Your Senses Make You Feel Better: Being Mindful To Be Mindful
The goal has been to STOP the multitasking training since birth and get real about being involved exactly and only on the task at hand.  I've been using my senses to involve every part of me, which is a great way to create memories, enjoy the experience more, glean more information, remember more, and connect the experience appropriately to how my nerves feel.  These sensory "cues" are what tells the vagus nerve how to respond...whether in preparation for stress and fight, or to remain calm and maintain the body.  80% of the efferent fibers of the Vagus Nerve come FROM THE GUT!  

Digest With Your EARS For Better Digestive Health: Why the Ears Impact How Well You Use Your Food

Digest With Your EARS For Better Digestive Health:  Why the Ears Impact How Well You Use Your Food
We must move the body into the Parasympathetic phase before eating and then stay there, being mindful during our meal so that the body is focused on the job at hand.  When we do so, we can assimilate our nutrients better, produce balanced acidity to break foods down, energize the body, and not cause stress and inflammation in the gut.  In short, everything works better.  Taking time to prepare the body for food and digestion goes a long way towards your experience of health.  

"Unimaginable Innovation Comes From Unimaginable Circumstances"

"Unimaginable Innovation Comes From Unimaginable Circumstances"

Amanda Plevell, PhD has steered her Natural Health Business 15 years through ups and downs, including tumultuous personal and economic dips.  It has taught her a lot about the gift of adaptation and the perception of victimization. 

EVERYONE has to adapt now and I’ve had lots of practice.   I’m really in creative mode right now, intent on seeing a new, better “normal” and I have no doubt that we’re going to see some more previously pretty unimaginable innovations changing the world for us all.

How Our Current Political Climate is Reminding Us Of Our Innate Design For Real and Perfect Health and the Best Resources You Can Use To Activate It!

How Our Current Political Climate is Reminding Us Of Our Innate Design For Real and Perfect Health and the Best Resources You Can Use To Activate It!
Have you had issues with bowel habits?  feel acid reflux, belly pains, don't digest food well, weight issues, hormonal issues, mood swings?  You might notice that YOU might be one having a hard time engaging the Parasympathetic.   If this happens, you can never get into that restful place where the body is now putting it's attention on digestion, or detoxification, or breathe.  The adrenals get over taxed, we feel tired, exhausted, overwhelmed, overburdened.  Some people call this "anxiety" and it truly is a body being in an overwhelmed state.  So are anxiety meds the right way to go?  I don't happen to believe so, and created

The 10 Loaded Questions to Strip Down the Emotional Reason You're Gaining Weight

The 10 Loaded Questions to Strip Down the Emotional Reason You're Gaining Weight

Whether you were dealing with body image and weight before our current situation, it's true, our current experience is NOT helping the efforts of weight loss and health unless there is POINTED effort to make a difference. 

Here's the danger and why you need to take control of your weight image now:

20 Tips to End the Struggle to Eat Healthier

20 Tips to End the Struggle to Eat Healthier
So the first step is to get real and honest about the things that are real and true in your life.  For example:  if you hate cooking, can't stand being in the kitchen, a plan where you're mostly making everything from scratch may not be suited to you.  If you are a busy go getter in the morning, starting with a nutrient dense smoothie might be a good option.  Either way, you need to take a look at and identify what your life and you are really capable of or willing to accomodate.  Then you can see which habits it would be in your best interest to change, if need be.

Getting Your Kids (and yourself) To Eat Healthy: 4 Common Obstacles and 30 Things You Can Do

Getting Your Kids (and yourself) To Eat Healthy:  4 Common Obstacles and 30 Things You Can Do
In order to have a healthier world where the higher ups support us, and provide for our needs in real ways, we're in this together.  Getting kids healthier is a big priority.  Helping families and individuals eat better needs to be a goal for ALL of us, so even if you don't have kids living in your home, read on so that you can make changes for yourself, AND you can find out how to support the health of those around you, particularly for the children.   Here are some common difficulties parents and adults in charge of children are facing, and here are some ways you might help.   When it comes down to it, we can find all the tips and tricks, but ultimately, food needs to become a value in our society, not a commodity.  It is necessary to eat healthy...for health, for livelihood, for healthy emotions, for smart brains, for the world and the planet.  Our health is not negotiable.  We can begin with food. 

Fruits From A to Z

Acerola Cherry Apple Apricot Avocado Banana Blackberries Black currant Blueberries Breadfruit Cantaloupe Carambola Cherimoya Cherries Clementine Co...

Vegetables From A to Z

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The Skinny on Baby Fat: 9 Common Questions Answered To Know If Your Child is Getting Fueled Properly

The Skinny on Baby Fat:  9 Common Questions Answered To Know If Your Child is Getting Fueled Properly
It sure is not easy in a conventional eating society, I understand that.  But it is absolutely imperative for health, true growth, and strong disease fighting immune systems to pay attention to fueling our bodies with real food, meant to nourish.  Whether this is happening can be evidenced by their movement and abilities. 

The 7 Secrets to FEELING Energetic That Energetic People Know

The 7 Secrets to FEELING Energetic That Energetic People Know
There are many reasons why the intake may not match the output of FEELING energetic.  Why do some people seem to be so energetic all the time?  What are their secrets?  We'll explore those in this article. 

6 Steps to Avoid the "Covid 19" Weight Gain

6 Steps to Avoid the "Covid 19" Weight Gain
Not only will following this 6 step plan help you put on the "Covid 19" weight gain, but using this pattern of eating can free up your day to enjoy a sense of freedom, rather than slavery to your diet and your kitchen.  It can help maintain the high functioning of a healthy immune system and adapt to pathogens that may enter.  While many are eating for emotion and/or boredom right now, in truth, when we eat healthfully in a way that nourishes the body, our brain and thus the chemicals produced are healthy and actually DECREASE negative emotional responses, protecting us from depression and anxiety.