Sixteen of our New Beginnings Yoga and Wellness family had a great morning on June 16th at the home of Nancy Neal with her daughter Kristin Myres. Kristin shared her inspiring story of implementing a plant-based eating regime in 2009 after the birth of her fifth child when she was struggling with her health. Since her teenage years, Kristin had struggled with respiratory conditions, illness and fatigue. Today, 8 years later and with the birth of two more children, bringing the total to seven, she has continued her healthy eating journey for herself and her family and now feels better then ever.
Kristin shared that she initially met with a lot of resistance from both family and friends with her dietary changes. But now they embrace what she is doing and she is constantly being asked to address small groups on different aspects of her program. We were lucky to have her share her experiences with us!
Kristin bases her program on the work of Dr. Michael Greger’s research based “Daily Dozen” essential foods to include in a healthy daily diet. There is a link at the bottom of the article with more information on his program.
How to Implement The Daily Dozen
Kristin and Linda walked through a typical day from breakfast to dinner and shared smoothies, soups, appetizer, entree and dessert recipes needed to get the "Daily Dozen” essential foods groups into your diet.
And did I mention we got to sample these delicious taste treats throughout the morning?
Nancy & Kristin will be putting together an additional electronic resource list for our group with all the recipes shared during the morning.
Coming Soon! Once we have the recipes, they will be posted in a new “Healthy Recipe” section on the New Beginnings Website as well as emailed directly to the meeting participants.
More about Dr. Gregor’s Program
Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?
Dr. Greger believes that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. He has started a helpful resource to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand. NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out more about this great resource.
Additional Tips & Resources Shared by participants during the morning.
Tricia Douglas share some great resources including her favorite resource for getting some healthy hard to find items at great prices.
- Tharkari Indian Grocery Store: 3317 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022.
- She also mentioned a great book, "Life Changing Foods" - Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables by Medical Medium Anthony William.
- Some additional resources she mentioned included Coconut Aminos - soy free seasoning sauce - tastes like soy sauce. Also Tom Thumb - Energy Mix - $11.99 on sale for $10. She indicated she added a scoop to her smoothies for a little chewing action. It is all nuts & seeds, (note it does have peanuts).
- Another helpful tip was using a Vinegar Rinse - a splash of cheap Apple Cider Vinegar in a basin of water to soak fruits & veggies. 5 min soak rinses off any fertilizer, insecticides, etc (if not organic) and helps preserve berries longer too. She submerges the entire clam-shell container of berries for 5 mins, then lets them drain.
Thanks Kristin and Nancy for making it a morning to remember! Blessings to all of our New Beginnings & Wellness Family.