Just Breathe

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When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. -Unknown
I recently attended a conference for health coaches at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition in New York City. One of the speakers was Dr. Andrew Weil whom I have a great deal of respect for. One topic he spoke on was relieving stress through breath. He had us all participate in a simple breathing exercise to reduce stress in our daily lives. He said this exercise would change our lives. I’ve been doing this for several months and it does work. I’d love to share it with you.
-Sit in a comfortable position.
-Take a deep breath for 4 seconds.
-Hold the breath for 7 seconds.
-Release the breath for 8 seconds.
-Repeat this exercise 4 times.
That’s it!
I like to do this exercise when I first wake up in the morning and also right before bed. You can also incorporate it during the day when a stressful situation arises. Dr. Weil suggests that you don’t do this more than 5 times a day.
If you’re battling stress in your life, why not contact me for a free health consultation? It could be as simple as taking a deep breath. Let’s find out.
Thank you to Dr. Weil for your magnificent wisdom.
In Good Health,
Bruce
– See more at: http://bruce-anderson.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2013/12/just-breathe#sthash.kcR2GjWO.dpuf

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Holiday Juicing Will Make You Healthy Wealthy and Wise

I love to juice. Juicing is nutritious and delicious. As a health coach I always encourage my clients to try one of my cleanses or detox programs. This Christmas I’m going to share my favorite juice recipe with you. This juice is based on leafy greens accompanied by powerful super foods to give you health, energy and vitality. Make it for yourself or share it with family and friends.
Bruce’s Mean Green(Bruce Juice) 16oz.
1 large handful of Kale
1large handful of spinach
2 celery stalks
1/2 green apple
1/2 medium cucumber
1/2 inch turmeric
1 inch ginger
1/2 lemon(peeled)
Additional ingredients(optional)
1small garlic clove
Chia Seeds
It’s green and will keep you lean and mean. Kale has been touted as the new “red meat” and combined with spinach it packs a wallop of protein and vitamins. Throw in cucumbers and celery for hydration, and the magical healing properties of ginger and Turmeric and this juice becomes a must for any detox program or for a healthy energy boost.
Let me know what you think of this amazing health concoction. If you’re new to juicing and interested in finding out what may work for you, please contact me for a free health consultation. We’ll customize your juice plan together.
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!
Namaste,
Bruce
– See more at: http://bruce-anderson.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2013/12/holiday-juice-makes-you-helthy-wealthy-and-wise#sthash.4pSW9tXi.dpuf

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Are You Gluten Intolerant? Try This Simple Test

There is a lot of discussion surrounding wheat and the protein gluten these days. Gluten intolerance. Is it real? Is it a fad? There are definitely people who suffer from gluten/wheat intolerance and there are real diseases like Celiac and chronic inflammation. Many people suffer from autoimmune conditions that can be traced back to gluten and wheat.
So what’s your opinion? Could you be gluten intolerant? How might it effect you?
There are two ways to test for gluten intolerance. A blood test or an elimination diet. While a blood test will confirm gluten sensitivity, an elimination diet will really help you focus on the problem.
Here’s an easy way to implement the elimination diet into your routine and find out if you’re gluten intolerant.

-Eliminate all gluten for a short period of time(2-4 weeks).

-For this diet to work, you must eliminate gluten 100%! Beware of hidden sources in processed foods, supplements and even household goods. For a complete list of foods that contain gluten check out, http://www.celiac.com.

-In 2-4 weeks reintroduce gluten back into your diet. If symptoms reappear that are making you sick and unhealthy then you have some level of gluten intolerance.

So you’ve completed the elimination diet and it looks like you’re gluten intolerant. What’s next? Consult your doctor or a health coach. It could be that you will need to permanently remove gluten from your diet.

The debate on wheat and gluten will continue and I welcome the discussion on gluten free awareness. In the meantime, why not find out for yourself? Maybe you’re fine. Maybe this simple test could change your life. I know one thing, it will lead you to a healthier diet. Aren’t you a little curious?

If you’d like to learn more about gluten intolerance or other health issues, please contact me for a free health consultation at http://www.kriyaliving.com.

Have a healthy day.

Bruce Anderson is a Holistic Health Coach, Yogi and Juicer. He received his training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Bruce helps men and women age gracefully through nutrition and exercise. He specializes in stress management, weight loss, cholesterol and inflammation and healthy aging. Bruce offers individual and group health and nutrition coaching along with targeted juice cleanses and detox programs. He also leads workshops on cooking and nutrition.
For a free health consultation please contact him at http://www.kriyaliving.com or 303-596-5952.

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What are Your Health Challenges This Holiday Season?

This is a subject that challenges most of us during the holiday season. How do I make it through the holiday season without going overboard on food, drink and merriment? How do I say no to that cookie? I should really pass on that 3rd cocktail. Where is the gym again? But I’m having so much fun! Tis the season.
Here are a couple of tips that might just get you through it all this holiday

Relax-The holidays are challenging. Why pile on additional stress by berating yourself over a cookie? Be mindful. Practice moderation and enjoy. You’ll be happier and your family and friends will like you better for it.

Practice Self Care-Make time for yourself. Get a massage, go out for a nice dinner, laugh and smile. Too many times we worry about pleasing others and lose sight of ourselves. Sometimes it is all about you.

Set achievable health goals-Exercise at least 3 times a week. Pass on that second helping of pie. Create and share healthy recipes.

The holidays are all about the spirit of giving and being with family and friends. Have fun! Be yourself and enjoy. If you over do it a little, you’re cool.
A NEW YEAR IS COMING!

If you need a little help after the holiday season, look me up at http://www.kriyaliving.com. We’ll get you back on track.

Have a safe and happy holiday!
Bruce

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Bruce Anderson is a Holistic Health Coach, Yogi and Juicer. He received his training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Bruce helps men and women age gracefully through nutrition and exercise. He specializes in stress management, weight loss, cholesterol and inflammation and healthy aging. Bruce offers individual and group health and nutrition coaching along with targeted juice cleanses and detox programs. He also leads workshops on cooking and nutrition.
For a free health consultation please contact him at http://www.kriyaliving.com or 303-596-5952.