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Lectins, Women's History and Nutrition Month
April 11, 2020

Hello and Happy March!

In addition to being the month that heralds spring in the Northern Hemisphere, March is National Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month.

Heartfelt thanks to the brave women who stepped up and stood out ( and still do) when patriarchal societies did/do their best to hold them down and shut them up. I wish I could be half as courageous as they were. And continued thanks to the women who are making history today by taking positive action for human rights, animal rights, and the health and well-being of our planet in little and big ways. I celebrate you.

Last month, I finally got to see a video on my “must-watch” list called, “Hidden Figures”. In case you missed it, this movie is based on a true story of three highly-intelligent, motivated African American women and their colleagues who worked for NASA. Despite the prejudice against them for being female and of African descent, these women made major contributions to the space program that enabled the USA to put men on the moon. Even though I know the “based on true” movies weave in creative interpretations of dialogue and events, I love movies about people who rise up and beat the odds. So inspirational!

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

As National Nutrition Month, March is the ideal time to raise awareness about how to uplevel your diet and keep your body systems healthy.

Despite the lack of consensus on many things dietary, the majority of nutritionists and holistic practitioners agree on one significant nutritional habit - greatly limit the amount of sugar from processed foods and beverages, especially added sugar, in your diet (think juice, soda, cake, white bread, pastries...). If you've ever tracked your carbohydrate consumption, you've probably noticed how shockingly fast those grams add up.

Why is this important? Excess consumption of simple, processed carbohydrates and added sugars cause the body to become inflamed and insulin resistant. These conditions contribute to difficulty losing weight, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases.

To assist you, I've compiled a list of healthy eating habits and general, common-sense dietary recommendations for healthy living from “the experts” based on decades of research. They don’t always agree on much, but many of them advocate these principles. You can easily tweak these suggestions to suit your needs and preferences.

One controversy among plant-based eating advocates is overeating lectins. In his best-selling book, The Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry advocates eating a lectin-free diet, which means avoiding a lot of traditional, healthy plant foods, such as legumes, grains, and nightshade plants. Lectins are a type of protein found in lifeforms.

This excellent, in-depth article explains the truth about lectins and what you need to know about eating the healthy foods that contain them.

The Road to Dharma

The Road to Dharma

Motorcycles, Indian Himalayas, Adventure, Sacred Sites, Wisdom, Freedom! Real People on a True pilgrimage. This is THE ROAD TO DHARMA DocuSeries and Online Course for Living a Life of Freedom, from the producer of HEAL, Adam Schomer.

I’m so pleased to share this with you and even happier to give you the FIRST THREE EPISODES, Meditations, and lessons FOR FREE!

See below, I think you’ll love it!

I watched the first 3 episodes and was impressed by the lesson (Freedom From the Ego Craving and Aversion) and bonus videos. I’m not a motorcyclist, but I still enjoyed watching the men and women step out of their comfort zones, bravely face trials and challenges, and the spiritual guidance offered by their guide, Anand. I encourage you to register and enjoy. (Free episodes, lesson, and meditation available until March 14th, 2020)

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Coming Soon - The Tapping World Summit. Watch for details in the next newsletter.

Love, light, and healing blessings to you and yours,

Val Silver

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Until next time,
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with happiness and healing of mind, body and spirit.

Val Silver

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