I occasionally hear from people who are doing the 14-day Cleanse detox and are surprised or frustrated that they’re not losing weight. Here are the questions I ask to help them figure out what might be the reason why:
Tag Archive: Revive
Burnout is a telltale malady of our times. It’s a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. It manifests in depression-like symptoms such as lost motivation, decreased productivity, and feelings of cynicism and hopelessness. It shows up in physical symptoms of extreme stress, including digestive shut-down, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and a compromised immune system. And rekindling your inner fire is not as easy as rubbing two sticks together.
Growing up white in Apartheid South Africa in the 50's and 60's, my exposure to African culture was through my maid and I was lucky enough to be introduced to the beautiful music and rhythms which are integral to African culture. Music was blaring from her radio all day and this instilled in me a love for the rhythm and beats of African music. I became an avid lover of music, in particular world music, and music and rhythm became an essential part of my life. But it was only in the last 10 years, after I had already been practicing medicine for 20 years, that I realized the importance of rhythm to health.
Everyone wants their kids to eat healthy, right? We have all seen the new food plate instead of pyramid. We all want them to eat a ton of veggies, fruits and whole grains, and no sugar, artificial stuff or white foods. But how exactly do we achieve that? When I first had my daughter Liv, I truly had no clue. I read SUPER BABY FOODS and was completely overwhelmed. But I was willing to do anything for my babe, so I joined a CSA, started cooking more, experimenting more and here is what I learned: