Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beach Day!


Making sure I get my sun time in! Had a day off and drove up to Maine to soak up some sun! Made sure I packed a healthy lunch of fruit, melon, organic celery and organic peanut butter. Also, brought two gallons of water with me!


July 31, 2012 · 12:48 pm

Hannaford’s Market


I’m very impressed with the clearly marked “Organic” sections at Hannaford’s Supermarket. The majority of the stuff in the organic sections was healthy! Read those labels!

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July 28, 2012 · 9:00 pm

One Full Week – Success

I’ve been home for one full week from Kripalu and am very proud to report that I have been at 100% natural diet with no caffeine. I’m more energetic, in a better mood, and feel so much better overall!


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My Notes

My favorite part of coming home from Kripalu was re-reading my handwritten notes.  We all remember the black cardboard with the white pen attached.  I have a few pages of white unlined paper from each session.  Granted, my notes are useless to anyone except for me – it’s been that way since Elementary School.  But, re-reading them really brings me back to the Orchard Room.  Placing our shoes outside of the room, finding either a chair in the outer circle or a black pillow seat-back to sit on the floor.  Thankfully, the room was cool.  We really lucked out with the air conditioning!

Here are just a few excerpts from my notes.  These will mean the most to those of you who were at Kripalu with me.

“Don’t eat oxidized Cholesterol.”

“Take 3 deep breaths.”

“Bread – doorstop”

“Michael Pollen – Food Rules”

“Full Fat in small portions always better than Low Fat”

“No more than 5 ingredients on an ingredient list.”

“GRAS – Generally Regarded as Safe”

I’d love for you to share your tidbits of wisdom from your Kripalu notes below.  Each one is so important and is a great reminder of all of the information that we learned!





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Qigong Tree


Here’s a photo of the tree that we did our Qigong under. I hope this photo brings you back to that very peaceful morning.

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July 23, 2012 · 9:53 pm

Words of Wisdom

Dr. Lisa and Dr. John both talked with us about bread and juice. The two major points that I took away were…

1. Bread is not a health food.
2. Juice is not a health food.

We also learned that light, fluffy bread is super unhealthy. The best test of a loaf of bread is how heavy it is. “If you can use it as a door stop, it might be healthy.” Such a great test of the nutrition value of bread.

I had gone four days without any bread or grains and I feel great. I have not been tired or sluggish at all. I’d love to hear about everyone else’s experiences. You can leave a comment below so that we can all chat!


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Lunch 7/23/2012


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July 23, 2012 · 12:59 pm