Have you heard of Tina Christie's new interview series?
“Lifestyle is the New Medicine”
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If you haven't .. I'd encourage you to tune in. My goodness .. since discovering them this week .. the incredible series of lectures are all I've been listening to.
The summit .. which officially ran from May 7th – May 18th .. featured 22 speakers in professions such as MDs .. Naturopathic doctors .. Psychologists .. Motivational Speakers .. Authors .. and Mater Nutritionists. Their mission? To teach us all how to live the kind of lifestyle that will support us on our quest to be
As the series was being created .. 2 presentations were available each day .. and were then free for the next 72 hours. I believe all are free through May 21st
The other really great thing? Nearly all of the speakers also have websites. What a treasure trove of information
I've listened to nearly all of them by now .. admittedly .. there are a few that I've had on repeat.
Leah Lund .. a Neuro-nutrition specialist .. discusses how our behaviors around food are indicative of which neurochemicals are out of balance. In her practice, she uses food and targeted nutrients to free her clients from such things as depression .. burn-out .. and anxiety
Terri Cole .. on self-care and mindfulness
Reed Davis .. on “The Top 3 Things Draining Your Adrenals.” What a great lesson on the adrenal glands .. cortisol .. and the effects of long-term stress.
Deborah Rozman .. a behavioral psychologist and president of HeartMath .. talks about using our heart's intelligence for less stress and a happier life
Of course .. a great set of lecturers wouldn't be complete without Dana James. Her lecture focuses on a concept she and I have touched on a couple of different times now in our Skype sessions .. “The Muse”
I guarantee .. once you stop .. you won't want to stop listening until you've heard them all. The interview schedule and bios of each of the speakers can be found here.
A breakfast idea from the week .. a spoonable smoothie
Sometimes a drink in the morning just doesn't feel like a substantial breakfast. When blended with only a bit of liquid .. smoothies can be thick enough to spoon .. which also means it's easier to add some healthy and chewable toppings on top
Chopped nuts? Seeds? Fruit? Shredded Coconut?
ps: The nutritional data for the recipe was figured with a scoop of protein powder. I've found a brand I love that is organic .. raw .. and vegan.
~ Adapted from Oprah Magazine | June 2015
- 1½ cups frozen mango chunks
- ⅓ cup plain yogurt (**If you're avoiding dairy .. goat's milk yogurt or coconut yogurt are delicious alternatives)
- ¼ - ⅓ cup almond milk
- A scoop of protein powder (**optional)
- (** Note .. if using fresh mango chunks .. add a couple of ice cubes to the blender)
- Topping Ideas
- Unsweetened Coconut, toasted
- 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- Diced pineapple
- Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth
% Protein: 29
% Carbs: 32
% Fat: 6
** Nutritional Data figured with a scoop of protein powder