Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday night for Nourish to Flourish. We had a great time together and enjoyed some yummy ice cream too! We talked about how we all need a teacher. That many times we think we are doing something right only to learn we had been doing it wrong all along. We get duped by the wrong information!
The Bible says, “The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92:12). We must continue to grow, learn and develop in the Word daily so that we can be strong and flourish like the Cedars of Lebanon. Get involved in The Word Bible studies and stay plugged in so that you can develop a closer relationship with Jesus. We cannot be nourished from dinner we ate last week just as we cannot be nourished from the Word of God that we read two weeks ago. It is a daily communion with our Father. We will then continue to grow in Grace, and our lives will be transformed.
We know we must nourish our bodies with good nutrition, but what does that really mean? Especially when life is hectic and you are exhausted at the end of the day. Learning little tips and applying to your day will help you make BIG changes over time. Do not be hard on yourself about overhauling your complete pantry overnight. Focus on the little things you can do to improve by making small changes over time. Kim talked about adding in great sources of Omega 3-6-9 which will help you reduce stress in your life. And when you do want to reach for a treat like those awesome ice cream samples we enjoyed, remember making your own ice cream can be fun, nutritious and a great little thing you can do for your family to help them be healthier.
Congratulations to our contest winners! We gave away an ice cream machine and a basket stocked full of goodies!
The breakout sessions were jam-packed with great information.
Carol Ensminger gave great insight into knowing how to read your labels and what those unpronounceable words mean. Do you know how to determine if there are harmful ingredients in the products you are buying? One easy way to determine if an additive is safe or not, is to use the book: “Food Additives: A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not” If you missed the class make sure and get the book!
Kathy was bouncing around on her rebounder in her breakout session. Rebounding is one of the healthiest forms of exercise! This simple movement not only stimulates the metabolism, it also burns calories and reduces body fat while increasing the body’s energy levels. It’s the only type of exercise that strengthens, cleanses, and tones every cell in your body all at once! Amazing, yes? The simple movement of bouncing will not only help you lose weight, it more importantly removes toxins from your body. Rebounding removes acidity by draining the toxins through your lymphatic system that is key for detoxing those toxins out.
We know chemicals are not just in our food supply. Carol Nelson taught in her breakout session about chemicals in our homes. Are you aware of how many chemicals you use in your home every day? When we take a shower, we use chemicals in our body rinse, shampoo, conditioner, shaving creams and facial cleansers. We brush our teeth with fluoride ridden toothpaste. Then we clean our house with so many chemicals I cannot even list them all. With inexpensive items, you can purchase locally with only good chemicals in them. Essential oils, herbs, baking soda, vinegar and Castile soap are some of the items you can use for your whole house.
We hope you plan to join us next month for A Table Feast!
We live in a society that values how much we pack into a day. Endless to-do’s, active families, and working parents have left our society with an unbalanced life… and plate. August’s Faith & Food will help you balance out your life and plate so you can feast at the table.
Gut Health, Gluten & Autoimmunity with Jaime Ward
Training The Planes: Working Out in a 3-Dimensional World with Kathy Montoya Roybal
Teaming up for successful weight loss and a healthier you with Lianna Crosby
See you August 10th!