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10 Sure Fire Ways to Get More Antioxidants in Your Diet

May 3, 2012 in Blog Posts, General Wellness, Healthy Foods, Uncategorized by Jerrell

It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, but say getting 7-10 servings is best. There are 10 steps to getting more […]

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Spring and Summer Detox Tips

May 1, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

It’s great to find a credible source of information when there are so many “plans” available that promote impractical and possibly harmful detox diets, promising weight loss at rates that are possibly dangerous, and such that you’ll almost certainly regain the weight very quickly.  Here are some spring and summer detox tips to get you started. Spring and early Summer are ideal times to detox. So if your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy fizzled out after a couple of weeks it’s not too late to get your health back […]

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8 Proven Ways to Minimize Stress and Limit Its Health Effects

April 19, 2012 in Blog Posts, General Wellness, Spirituality by Jerrell

Here are 8 ways to help reduce your stress…see if you can think of a few more! 1. Think positively – Studies indicate that optimism or pessimism may affect your quality of life. Optimism enables you to cope better with stressful situations, likely reducing the effects of stress on your body. 2. Change your emotional response – Managing stress doesn’t mean eliminating stressors from your life. It means developing positive strategies for dealing with stress to avoid negative consequences. Think about stress as your reaction to an event, rather than the event itself. This makes it easier […]

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April is National Stress Awareness Month

April 17, 2012 in Blog Posts, General Wellness by Jerrell

Take time to unwind…It’s healthy to relax, renew, and rejuvenate.  Stress happens. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, at times it’s unbearable. That’s why taking time for yourself is a necessity. Stress does not merely afflict your mind; it can also affect you on a cellular level. In fact, long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses – from headaches to stomach disorders to depression – and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease. Understanding the mind/stress/health connection can help you better manage stress and improve […]

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Holistic Touch Presents: An Evening Experiencing Aurora Source and Crystals

April 12, 2012 in Alternative Medicine, Spirituality, Upcoming Events by Jerrell

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:30 – 10:00PM (Sign up here) Holistic Touch is happy to be holding a new series of events that focus on specific areas of Health and Holistic Wellness.  As part of the Delta Holistics network (www.deltaholistics.com), Holistic Touch is committed to creating events that give you an opportunity to learn and grow toward better balance in your life. Aurora Source Radiance and Working with Crystals In this 3-hour workshop event, we’ll learn the basics of Aurora Source Radiance and also get some insight as to how […]

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Holistic Touch: Massage Workshop – Japanese Shiatsu Techniques

April 6, 2012 in Blog Posts, Upcoming Events by Jerrell

This is event has passed, but sign up here for upcoming events… http://www.meetup.com/HolisticTouch/ Holistic Touch is happy to be holding a new series of events that focus on specific areas of Health and Holistic Wellness.  As part of the Delta Holistics network (www.deltaholistics.com), Holistic Touch is committed to creating events that give you an opportunity to learn and grow toward better balance in your life. April 10, 2012: Shiatsu Massage Workshop In this 3-hour workshop event, we’ll learn some basic Shiatsu techniques of massage, how to locate and free energy blockages […]

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Healthy Eating on the Run: 20 Quick Tips

March 30, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

You probably eat out a lot—most Americans do. People are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere. Here are 20 tips to help you eat healthy when eating out. 1. Think ahead and plan where you will eat. Consider what meal options are available. Look for restaurants or carry-out with a wide range of menu items. 2. Take time to look over the menu and make careful selections. Some restaurant […]

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Color Your Plate with Salad

March 29, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each column below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy! Start with Leafy Greens • Arugula, Boston or Bibb lettuce, […]

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Part Two

March 28, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Continued from Part One….more ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables… 11. “Sandwich” in fruits and vegetables. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumber and tomato as fillings. 12. Wake up to fruit. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle. 13. Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat cheese. 14. Microwave a cup of vegetable soup as a snack or with a sandwich for lunch. 15. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as […]

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Part One

March 27, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day. 1. Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. […]