The Benefits of Positive Thinking

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The benefits of positive thinking cannot be overemphasized.

It is perhaps one of the most influential forces that you have dominion over, and it gives you the power to take control of a situation. Many prolific events in our history have occurred because people had this mindset. They did not get lost in the circumstance or the situation; they set their goals and put positive thinking into first gear. Madam Curie Sklodowska, Steve Jobs, Brothers Wrights all faced adversity in one form or the other. Yet, because of their ability to think positively, they excelled in their field and were able to influence countless lives.

Although positive thinking is an asset that we all possess, very few utilize it. Whether you have negative experiences in childhood or low self-esteem, it is never too late to implement a new thinking strategy. This new habit may take a while to root itself, but remember, you have been thinking negatively early all your life. Let’s face it; how we think shapes our lives.

The mind is the most powerful entity known. Everything starts in the mind!

Practice makes perfect. Once you become aware of your thinking patterns, it’s easy to implement a new, more effective thought process.

Positive thinking gives emotional and spiritual wealth. It is my belief that schools should teach their pupil its benefits. It would help them mature into admirable adults, thus making the world a better place.

The Psychology of the Perfect Diet

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Here’s the thing:

So many people who have an interest in nutrition and health make the fascinating assumption that there must be a perfect diet. Meaning, the perfect way to eat, the perfect nutritional system, the one way of consuming food that trumps all other approaches. As this thinking goes, all we need to do is discover this one perfect diet and we hit the sweet spot so to speak. By finding the perfect diet, we can have perfect health, perfect weight, perfect energy, perfect looks, and live approximately forever.

Who wouldn’t want to find the perfect diet?

Now this may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, and I’m being slightly tongue-in-cheek here – but the reality is, I meet far too many people, including the experts, who come from this essential place. There has to be one perfect diet.

Believing that there is a one size fits all perfect diet has some important consequences that we should take note of:

  • It often has us on an endless search
    • We’re constantly on edge trying to find the perfect foods
    • We can become confused and frustrated because so many experts claim that they have the perfect way to eat and they all have scientific proof and many of them say something quite different
    • We might believe we found the perfect diet, and stick to it for a while – only to watch ourselves falling off the wagon, eating foods outside of the diet, craving forbidden foods, which then leads to a lot of self rejection and personal turmoil.

This last point I believe is an important one.

That’s because there’s so much nutritional confusion and personal frustration that happens when we’re trying to follow our perfect diet perfectly – and the reality is – perfection doesn’t exist.

Name me one place in life where we can all be in agreement about what’s perfect.

Is there a perfect way to earn money?
Is there a perfect way to do relationship?
Is there a perfect way to raise children?
Is there a perfect way to have fun?
Is there a perfect way to move and exercise?
Is there a perfect way to have sex?
Is there a perfect house?
Or a perfect place to live?

I think you get the point.

But in case you don’t, let me spell it out in nutritional and scientific terms:

There is absolutely no such thing as the perfect diet.

There are likely as many excellent ways to eat as there are people on planet Earth.

The right diet for any one of us is linked to so many different factors:

I’m talking about your age, genetics, preferences, your sex, the environment you live in, this season, your lifestyle, the amount of exercise you do, any health challenges you might be dealing with, your personal goals, your personal beliefs, and all kinds of yet-to-be-discovered factors.

But don’t let this frustrate you please.

Nutrition is an ongoing journey. It’s an exploration. It’s a fascinating experiment. We live in a time when the body is changing, our nutritional needs are quite different than they were 1000 years ago, the world is a different place, we’re under a lot of environmental pressure from toxins in a poor food chain – so our nutritional needs are ever-changing and ever-evolving. That’s the good news.

When you finally let go of trying to find the perfect diet, you can relax.
You can be an explorer.
You can have a smile on your face and test out new approaches, new foods, new supplements, or the latest diet – and see how it works for you.

Body wisdom here is the final frontier.
Yes, you’re going to use your knowledge, you’re going to use what you’ve learned, you can listen to the experts, and at the end of the day each one of us ultimately makes the choice about what we consume.

You can see this journey as problematic and disappointing, or you could see it as something fascinating and exciting.

Your choice.
The desire for perfection in any area of life is a form of simplistic wishful thinking. It’s a way of approaching the world that calls for more maturity and experience. Perfectionism is a dream that we need to wake up from. The alternative is to continue sleepwalking and not understand why we’re constantly feeling off-balance, disempowered, uncertain, and always looking for answers about why our health or our eating habits aren’t perfect.

The field of nutrition is a bit messy.
It’s in a lot of flux.
Our lives are in a lot of flux.

These are the times we live in.

Let’s embrace that and do our best to celebrate it.

Are you willing to let go of being perfect?

Are you willing to admit that your quest for perfectionism often leads to confusion and self-abuse?

Are you ready to embrace uncertainty and be a nutritional explorer in your own life?

Just say yes, and your relationship with food will flower like never before.

I hope this was helpful, my friends.

Agnes Khan – My Story

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It was a chance meeting with Anna Ciesielska that helped to change my life and the way I live.

It all started when my second child was born.  Almost from his birth he started to suffer from a serious skin condition, which affected his face and most of his body.  His sores were so bad that I had to put him to bed with cotton gloves, so that he would not be able to scratch his face. It was such a difficult period of my life and it took a great deal of courage and patience to continually attend to my child on a daily basis.  By sheer fluke it was during this time that I was recommend to read Anna’s books, and this has changed my life.

Initially we attended Doctor’s surgeries trying prescribed medication, to relieve the suffering of my child.   Sadly, nothing seemed to alleviate his condition. In fact, it was getting worse.  I then began to question his diet and how I might be able to resolve his sores, without drugs.   It was at this stage that I began to avidly read Anna’s book, and eventually I managed to phone her.

This diet is not a quick fix solution, a fast weight loss plan to follow for a few weeks.  NO – this is a way of life.   I myself read Anna’s book many times and slowly I realized how the diet all made sense.  I learned how to combine foods, use certain herbs and spices, change my way of cooking.  I can only say that within few of weeks my child began to recover and my whole family started to have more energy, feeling the benefits of changes I have introduced into our family’s diet.

I found that once I understood how the Five Elements Theory in our climatic zone works, how the foods combined to keep our bodies healthy, it was not difficult to continue this way of life.   I can proudly say that after a few years of following this lifestyle, our family is much healthier, happier and stronger. Both physically and emotionally.   My older son now asks me to make packed lunches to take to School, as he feels healthier when he eats the food I prepare.

7 Best Ways to Get Rid Of Your Allergies Forever

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You can NOW free yourself from your allergies!

This maybe sounds like impossible thing – but Yes!!!!!

You can free yourself from the annoying symptoms of your allergies.

We have worked with lots of people over many years helping and advising them on how to

Live life free from sneezing, hay fever, itchy spots…..

Our lives are exposed to excess of ‘healthy food’ products, fast food, sugar in different forms and shapes, all year ‘fresh’ fruits and vegetables from all over the world.

Because of the commercial world we live in, and the speed we have

we just have lost common sense.

We simply stopped thinking of what is good for us or and what is not.

We follow the advertisements, the fashion, and the trends of ‘healthy eating’ and yet we are still not satisfied with our health condition.

Every day or month somebody new is presenting another ‘excellent’ diet of ‘how to loose weight, how to be healthy etc..

In fact, our health is getting worse. We suffer more allergies than ever before, the overweight and obesity ratio is growing, the diabetics’ numbers are higher every year.

So, What are the conclusions??

Where do we make mistakes?

Why our immune system is getting weaker?

Why our children are suffering?

To me, the answer is simple.

  • Use common sense and knowledge presented in ‘Philosophy of Life’ and ‘Philosophy of Health’ while making choices about your food selection.
  • Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Energise your body with balanced meal.

The Nature has been very patient with us. But I believe, its now time to get back to

Basics!


Simple methods which work & you can apply in your home

  • Start your day with boiled coffee with cinnamon and ginger and honey
  • 15 min after your coffee Have porridge for breakfast ( for gluten sensitive people – use quinoa flakes) ,
  • Never have for your breakfast – raw fruits,  milk (warm or cold), raw salads, juices, any sugary biscuits
  • Lunch – homemade and balanced with 5 flavours soups, goulash with rice, cous cous or sth else of your liking but warm and cooked.
  • Afternoon coffee or tea
  • Homemade dinner.
  1. Do not bring home food product which are not good for you (fizzy drinks, sweets, excess of fruits…..)
  2. Plan your meals at least 1 day ahead
  3. Get yourself organised in the kitchen: cook soup for 2days (if you are working mother),
  4. Get better at your shopping. Plan in advance your list so you do not waste time looking for products.
  5. Plan the pack lunches for the kids. Just a few suggestions:
  • Minced meat (veal, beef, lamb…) with vegetables + pasta
  • Roasted potatoes with nibbles
  • Sandwich with bread or pita bread with cooked and mashed meat and veg
  • Cous –cous with chick peas
  • Rice with vegetables
  1. Cooked your meals on gas cooker.
  2. Always balance the food with 5 flavours: sweet, spicy, salty, sour and bitter

The order you put the spices in very important.

  1. Learn about nature of the food products and flavours of your spices: ie.

Sweet – cumin, olive oil, cinnamon, millet, corn, beef

Spicy – ground coriander, chilly, cloves, ginger, garlic, onion, barley

Salty – salt, cold water, beans, fish

Sour – tomatoes, lemon, basil, all green leaves including parley, chicken

Bitter – turmeric, marjoram, boiled water, lamb

  1. Try to be creative in kitchen
  1. Do not get discouraged – keep trying or ask me a question.

The Role of understanding how your body works

Take back your power.

Eliminate junk food, artificial sweeteners, fizzy drinks and juices, dairy products, chicken… for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks … and you will start feeling the difference.

Follow the advices given in ‘Philosophy of Health’, and learn how your body works, when it relaxes, when there is a digestion time, when you can allow yourself a treat without having ‘side effects’.

How to maintain life and not have allergies ever again
Philosophy of Health

  • You will understand the true causes of your health problems
  • You will learn about the nature of different food products
  • You will learn how to cook balanced meals
  • You will learn what and how to cook when you want to improve your health
  • You will get over 170 recipes for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

Philosophy of Life

  • You will get guidance how to improve and energize your body, spirit and mind
  • You will get tips for pregnant women and babies
  • You will get tips for older people’s diet
  • You will learn how to make healthy choices