Use long handled tools to keep from bending
while raking and hoeing. Pushing or pulling
in a bending position can strain shoulders
or your lower back.
Switch hands frequently while raking or hoeing.
This avoids prolonged strain on one
side of the body, which can cause muscle
Use short strokes instead of long, forceful
ones when using a trimming edger and keep
your back straight.
Carry only manageable loads of debris to
avoid strain on your arms and back. Get a
large wheeled wheelbarrow to ease the strain of heavy loads.
Pace yourself. Don't try to do it all
in one day. When your muscles tire, take a walk to
balance and relax them.
Be careful of the sun. Drink lots of
water. Keep your head covered as much as
At the end of the day (besides a nice massage
by your significant other) take an
arnica supplement. Arnica is a homeopathic
remedy good for strains, aches, bruises
Herbs and Nutrition for
Protein is an essential building block of
life. To stay healthy, you must eat a certain amount of it every
Most Americans eat more than enough protein.
Unfortunately most protein sources contain unacceptably high levels
of fat and cholesterol, which cause a tremendous amount of chronic disease
when consumed over the course of a lifetime (cardiovascular disease is
the number one killer in the USA). Most beef, pork and other meat
sources, as well as dairy products and eggs, are not suitable for frequent
consumption for this reason. As more and more people realize this
fact, they are beginning to look for practical protein alternatives.
Tofu is an economical , healthful and potentially
tasty source of excellent, well-balanced, high-quality protein. It
is also a good source of calcium. Raw tofu can be found in water
packed squares in the dairy or produce section of any supermarket.
The simplest way to prepare it is to slice
it thin, place it on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with tamari (soy sauce) and
maybe a little nutritional yeast, and bake it at 350 degrees for about
half an hour. This home-baked tofu can be eaten with vegetables,
put in sandwiches, or just eaten as finger food.
Tofu can easily be sautéed with vegetables,
cooked in casseroles, or added to almost any dish. It has a nice
consistency when cooked, and absorbs the flavor of whatever spices or foods
you cook it with.
Here's an example of the simple, nifty things
you can do with tofu...
1 16 oz. packaged firm tofu
1 T tamari soy sauce 1
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. of curry powder 1 pinch of black pepper
Chop onion into small pieces and sauté
in a small amount of butter (or water) until soft. Add spices and
cook for another 2 min. Then add cubed tofu and cook for 5 to 10
min. over a low flame, stirring frequently. (Add small amounts of
water as necessary to prevent sticking.) Serve with rice, on toast,
or with steamed vegetables. Serves 2-4 people.
Is Toxicity Robbing You of Vibrant Health?
Two of the most important keys to health,
wellness and longevity are proper exercise and decreasing the toxic load
on our body. Toxins come from the outside (air pollution, water pollution,
insecticides, pesticides) and from within (the waste products of our metabolism).
We'll discuss the downside and dangers of toxic buildup and ways to enhance
your body's ability to eliminate toxins more efficiently.
Tuesday, April 25, 2000 7:00 p.m. — 8:30
Call 770-551-0155 to register.
Kundalini Yoga Classes