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UPDATE!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 28, 2012 by masteryahnutrition

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WOW! It’s been a LONG time since my last post!! If you’re still out there reading, I just wanted to let you know that I will be moving and contributing to a new blog: PerformancEDU. I am in the process of transitioning all of my old content there and after that I will begin posting my new stuff! This new blog also has content related to physical fitness – but just like I feel strongly about personal empowerment in making nutrition choices for YOUR body, PerformancEDU feels passionately about personal empowerment about the way your body MOVES!  So come on over and check it out!! We are excited and humbled to welcome you to the P-EDU family!

See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo

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Food is good

Posted in My Philosophy, Nutrition with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by masteryahnutrition

Good Morning Sunshine!

Do you think maintaining your health and weight is all about calories in versus calories out – regardless of quality? In my opinion, it’s more about quality in versus quality out. You can eat a whole lot of  calorie free “food” and still be unhealthy and overweight. Check the ingredients of what you’re about to eat – if it looks like a chemical, it probably is! Eating too much chemical laden “food” can disrupt your entire endocrine system – leading to a whole mess of problems (including weight gain!). Remember – don’t beat yourself up – just take baby steps for improvements in health! Let me know if you have any questions! I would be happy to assist!

Have a beautiful day!!

Master Yah

Food and Pleasure

Posted in Emotional Eating, Life, My Philosophy, Nutrition with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by masteryahnutrition

Hi Everyone!

It has been quite some time since I have posted. Truth be told, I have been a bit hesitant to continue writing about nutrition. It’s not that I don’t believe that real, nutritious foods are important – it’s just that … well…..it seems that many people are taking the “virtues” of food and eating a bit too far (in my opinion). I do not believe that eating should be viewed as a religion and I certainly do not want to get caught up in that mindset (let alone promote it). Eating one food over the other does not make us “good” or “bad” people. And quite honestly, I don’t think that there is ONE perfect way to eat. There is just the way YOU or I eat. Period. Done. To judge yourself or others for what is chosen to eat, is silly – maybe even dangerous. It’s rare that people take pleasure in food anymore – and I mean TRUE pleasure, not an ounce of guilt (or statements like, well I “shouldn’t” be eating this, but oh well – that is not true pleasure). Could it be that the secret to the “French paradox” is that they derive so much pleasure from the food they eat? Could one reason that Americans are becoming so overweight is because there is so much guilt and fear wrapped up in food or eating? I don’t think it’s a coincidence. There are many research studies that prove that if we eat a food just because we think we “should”, but we don’t truly enjoy it or don’t really want to eat it, that we don’t even absorb much nutrition from that food. I know that for me, personally, when I take true pleasure in eating exactly what I want – I just naturally eat less. It’s not until I force myself to eat the foods I think I “need” that I wind up overeating. This is definitely “food for thought”. Maybe we all need to remember how to “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” again.

Until next time….

Master Yah

 

Why do people get Flu Shots??

Posted in My Philosophy with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Good Morning Everyone!!

Hope you all are doing FABULOUS today!! :o) My BFF and boyfriend was recently told that he “had to get a flu shot”. He politely refused, as both he and I have made the personal decision that flu shots aren’t good for us! I found it ironic that I  was reading one of the blogs that I LOVE (check it out HERE) and found the following post on flu shots: Enjoy!!

Why Do People Get Flu Shots?

Every winter, I hear horror stories about flu shots. Everyone I know who gets them gets sick immediately after. That’s part of the treatment, right? You have to get the cold in order to fight it, right?

Bullshit.

Here’s an idea. Try being healthy. Support your body with necessary nutrients, so you won’t come down with anything at all.

I used to be a big smoker and a drunk. Not only did smoking and drinking influence the current crap state of my digestive system, it gave me colds all the time. Each winter, I came down with at least two bronchial infections.

I got fat and farty and decided to take control of my health. The more toxins I cut from my diet, the less snotty gross colds infiltrated my body. So here you go. This is the FartyGirl guide to not getting sick this winter.

1. Don’t smoke.
No really, DON’T SMOKE. No cigarettes, cloves, or ganga. If you smoke, you’re asking for it.

2. Don’t drink.
Whiskey? Vodka and OJ? Burbon and cider? It doesn’t work. Believe me, I’ve tried. When sick, you need to flush the sickness out of your system. Drinking alcohol dehydrates you; it only makes you more susceptible to flus and colds.

3. Get a good night’s sleep.
Not sleeping well, especially mixed with drinking and smoking, used to be a recipe for a cold for me.

4. Drink black or green tea. No coffee.
I love coffee. It’s one of the few vices that I still allow myself. This rule I save for when I’m actually sick.

5. Take Echinacea.
Ech is good for post-holiday parties. When you’ve spent all night smoking, drinking, and not sleeping, have Echinacea tea as a nightcap before bed. Add raw honey and ground ginger; they are also good immune system boosters.

6. Drink water, not OJ.
Water flushes out your system. OJ creates mucus. It also weighs you down with sugar, which isn’t good for colds. Oh and by water, I don’t mean Vitamin Water. Real filtered or spring H2O.

7. Suck on cough drops.
When mucusy, I pull out my Fisherman’s Friend drops. They are so strong, they punch my face out. Forget stupid Altoids. I haven’t felt so mentholated since the time in high school when I snorted mint snuff while tripping on acid.

8. Drink coconut water
I can’t go on enough about coconut water. A small serving contains so many nutrients and vitamins. The electrolytes keep you from getting dehydrated. It’s got kind of a weird taste. I like to mix it with soy milk or orange juice or pineapple juice.

9. Drink Gypsy Cold Care
This is my favorite winter tea. I love it so much that I horde it, save it for if I get really sick. It’s full of healthy herbs.

10. Herbs
Make your own tea with elderberry, goldenseal, licorice, ginseng, and dandelion root. Cook with rosemary, garlic, and oregano.

Notice that I said nothing about hand sanitizer. I said nothing about washing vigorously. That’s my one flaw. I’m bad about washing my hands. Partly it’s because I believe that we do need to keep in contact with germs. Our body does need to learn how to fight them off. For me, it makes more sense to strengthen my body, so it has the best chance.

Of course, now that I’ve written this blog, I’m sure to come down with something immediately.

 

Official Primal Challenge – starts NOW!

Posted in Challenges, Nutrition, Primal Challenge with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Hi Guys!

Check it out! Official 30 Day Primal Challenge starts TODAY through Marks Daily Apple! I know many of my followers started last week – so we already have a leg up – but if you haven’t fully committed, NOW is the time to do so!! Mark Sisson is going to have posts EVERY day on his website and he’s going to be holding contests to keep us motivated and having fun!! This Challenge is fun, eye opening, and helps you to FEEL amazing!! So subscribe to his blog and let’s get going!!!!!

You never know unless you try!!

Love y’all!

Master Yah

Metabolism Myth?

Posted in My Philosophy, Nutrition with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by masteryahnutrition
Do you really need to eat every 3 hours? Will your metabolism suddenly just shut down if you’re not eating 6 small meals every day? Are our bodies really this sensitive??

What if we have been brainwashed … conditioned to believe certain things about food, our health, and our bodies. What if we’ve been giving all of our power away to someone else who is giving us advice based on skewed research?
I’m telling you, this is what is happening. Not everything you read or have been programmed to believe is actually true. Why would someone give us false information? Maybe it’s because of money….or maybe it’s because these professionals have been programmed to believe the same things!!
Challenge your thoughts….challenge other peoples thoughts! Start to trust in the wisdom of your body….it knows more than you think!
Leave a comment … let me know your thoughts!!
Love y’all!
Master Yah

30 Day Primal Challenge is Here!!!!

Posted in Challenges, My Philosophy, Nutrition, Primal Challenge with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Good Morning Everyone! And Happy September!!

Fall is coming and when the seasons change, I always think it’s fun to add a little change to our lives! So, starting today, me and a group of my friends are embarking on the 30 day Primal Challenge again! Now, I have been eating “Primally” for several years, and I have never looked or felt better! So how can it be a “Challenge” if I already eat this way?? Well for me, this challenge is a way to increase my consciousness on the way I eat. To really look at the little things I let slip into my mouth and why. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to let loose and enjoy, but just for 30 days I’m going to be strict! It’s always good to tighten up the reigns and really identify what’s going on in our minds!!

So…if you are interested in coming on this 30 day journey with me, please check out Primal 101 (click HERE). This post is FULL of information and breaks down exactly what the Primal Blueprint is all about. And since it’s morning where I’m at, here are some Primal Breakfast suggestions (click HERE). I started out my morning with a nice bowl of fruit and cinnamon, and a handful (or 2) of almonds! Yum!! And I washed it down with some Univera!! I feel great!!!!

Let me know if you have questions!!

Love and light!

Master Yah