Following Rules

People come to us sometimes with a health condition or excess weight and ask us to just tell them what to do. We did that for years, with great success. The problem was, the changes they made by following the rules weren’t always sustainable and, for some, the conditions returned or they gained the weight back.

When we explored this with them, we found that they had simply gone back to their previous diet and lifestyle, back to their old habits; and what they experienced before was what they were experienced again.

Fortunately, in the last few years we’ve come across an understanding that leads to lasting change without willpower or following a set of rules. It relies on listening to our body’s wisdom and understanding the nature of the mind.

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Living from intuition or common sense and responding to life as it shows up rather than trying to live by a set of rules is much easier and so much more fulfilling.

If you would like to explore more about this understanding, just let us know in the comments section below. We’re happy to provide a free 1-hour session to see if this is something that might benefit you.

For our tip on healthy food this week we want to talk about arsenic in brown rice. Brown rice has increasing levels of arsenic these days from the soils it is grown in. The safest rice to buy is from California. It has the lowest levels of arsenic.

And to reduce the levels even more, boil 4 cups of water for each cup of rice you want to cook. Boil the water first, then add the rice and boil an additional 5 minutes. Drain the water off and add 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice and cook as you regularly would. This can eliminate over 50% of the arsenic.

Buddha Bowls are the recipe this week. They’re delicious to say the least. And they are filling and full of variety. The recipe includes brown rice and lentils, cooked greens and vegetables and half an avocado or raw veggies or sprouts. Then it’s all topped with a Bitchin’ Sauce that is really, really tasty. Enjoy this health giving meal.

To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill

Buddha Bowl (Serves 2)

Buddha Bowl

1 cup green lentils, washed and drained
2 1⁄2 cups purified water
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram, sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Add lentils, water, oil and dried herbs to a medium pan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until lentils are soft, 35 to 45 minutes.

Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Veggies for the Bowl

You’ll want to cook up some veggies to build the bowl. We cook up what would be a large side of kale, cabbage, carrots, string beans or broccoli. Whatever suits your fancy… or whatever you have hanging out in the fridge. It’s a great way to use up a variety of veggies that have been around for a while. And then the bowl is always new and different.

Whole Grains for the Bowl

Use cooked brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, wild rice or whole oats. All taste delicious.

Build the Bowl

Add a serving of the lentils and whole grain to a bowl and then spoon the cooked dark greens with veggies over them or beside them. Add half an avocado and sprouts if you like. Top with the Bitchin’ Sauce recipe below. So yummy.

Bitchin’ Sauce

1 cup purified water
3 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1⁄2 cup raw almonds
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger, whole
1 tablespoon Tamari (healthy soy sauce)

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Slowly blend for 15 seconds, then turn up to high and continue to blend for 30-40 seconds or until smooth and very creamy.

Store in the refrigerator. Sauce may separate. Stir and it’s ready to go.

(This will make enough sauce for several meals. It’s great over vegetables, cooked lentils or beans, or cooked grains.)

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