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The Secret


What Is The Secret

Everything is Possible

Nothing is Impossible

The Secret has been passed down through the ages… coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, bought for vast sums of money, and known by some of the most exceptional people who ever lived: Plato, Galileo, Da Vinci, Beethoven, Edison, and Einstein, to name but a few.

The Secret book reveals how you can change every aspect of your life. You can turn any weakness or suffering into strength, power, unlimited abundance, health and joy.

Everything is possible, nothing is impossible. There are no limits. Whatever you can dream of can be yours, when you use The Secret.

Every single day, no matter who you meet in the day – friends, family, work colleagues, strangers – give joy to them. Give a smile or a compliment or kind words or kind actions, but give joy! Do your best to make sure that every single person you meet has a better day because they saw you. This might sound like it is not connected with you and your life, but it is inseparably connected through cosmic law.
As you give joy to every person you meet, you bring joy to YOU. The more you can give joy to others, the more you will bring the joy back to you. From The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrnewww.thesecret.tv

You can email me @ info@cynthiashealthhut.com

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The art of eating everything you love and losing weight ~ Reblogged from GOURMET COMFORT


Eating the right foods doesn’t have to be boring, it can be fun and delicious.

The art of eating everything you love and losing weight
The complex confusions around simple healthy eating:

Life is not about being who you are. It is being who and what you can be and do.

 

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The complex confusions around simple healthy eating:

Life is not about being who you are. It is being who and what you can be and do.

Love your Food! Just love it. They are juicy, delicious and amazingly tasty and come in all kinds of flavors and cuisine that nourishes you comforts you and energizes you. We can have them all day and enjoy life to the maximum. We do not have to be deprived of any good food to lose weight or be healthy. You can eat everything you desire, and still be healthy and happy. You do not need to starve, deprive yourself of the food you like, drain yourself with physical burn out sessions, get enrolled into a gym, get yourself into an  expensive weight loss programs or gulp down fancy supplements and protein shakes to lose the extra pounds you have packed on. All you need…

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Laugh until Life makes sense


Sometimes In life you just have to laugh and have to go with the flow. It is good for your spirit and your mental health. And it actually creates a positive chemical endorphin change in your brain. So have fun and find something to laugh about.

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I’m not a big fan of bumper stickers.  I find it odd that people want to display their political sentiments on a used Honda for the world to see.  I find it annoying to have to stare at hateful words about our President at the stoplight in front of the grocery store.  And I’m amazed so many people put stick-figure families on their mini-vans to display how many people and pets live in their households.  Yes, yes. Michael plays soccer.  You have a cat.  Riveting stuff.

My own daughter asked that her school name be displayed on the back of our Chevy Tahoe.  But do you think given my poor driving and bad texting habit I want to announce what school we’re affiliated with and have people stare into the car from afar to see if they know me? You don’t know me.  I’m likely to run into you from…

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Surge Training for Sculpting Legs Via Maximized Living


Cynthia’s Health Hut: Surge Training for Sculpting Legs Via Maximized Living.

 

Surge Training Exercise Program
What is Surge Training?
Surge Training (also referred to as Burst training) is when you perform a series of “surges” in your workout followed by the same period of rest. During each surge you are pushing your body to its maximum potential and then resting for the same duration you performed the exercise.
How do I start Surge Training?
First, warm your body up with some gentle stretches, a brisk walk, or a few basic yoga poses.
Once you are ready, choose an exercise. Some ideas are running, biking, using an elliptical machine or a treadmill, swimming, running in place, or even jumping rope. You can be as creative as you would like the idea is to move and use maximum effort for every second of the surge.
Now, you want to perform each “Surge” by following the routine below and repeat it 3 times.
  • 10-30 seconds of high intensity SURGE movement
  • 10-30 seconds of recovery/rest or low intensity movement
  • 10-30 seconds of high intensity SURGE movement
  • 10-30 seconds of recovery or low intensity movement
  • 10-30 seconds of high intensity SURGE movement
  • 2 minutes of recovery or low intensity movement
This should be done 3 times per week – which amounts to 12 minutes of exercise a week. Yes, only 12 minutes!!!
Note: Interval times (up to 60 seconds) and the number of surges can be increased for more advanced athletes.
What are the benefits of Surge Training?
When you are SURGE Training, you are elevating your heart rate and working it to its maximum. Oxygen is rapidly pumping through your body in larger amounts, which helps burn fat in higher quantities and more efficiently. Even when you are resting your body will continue to burn fat and build muscle.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College of Sports Medicine concluded in 1995 that intermittent, short surges of accumulated exercise increases the body’s anaerobic capacity by 28 percent and increases oxygen intake.
Using surge training for weight loss relies on scientific proof to bring you maximized results with targeted effort to drop pounds and inches and to gain a better quality of life.
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The MaxT3 Workout Plan via Maximized Living


MaxT3.

Radically better results in a fraction of the time!

For many people exercise is more of an annual event. Because we have the limiting beliefs that (1) we don’t have the time. (2) it’s too boring. (3) it’s too painful.

Again, renew your mind! Without fitness, you won’t win your race. Fortunately for you, we’ve eliminated these excuses for the most part. You can’t get away from pushing the muscles to some degree and raising your heart rate, otherwise it’s called “sitting!” Fortunately for you, we’ve made exercise quick, doable, and super effective. Plus the feeling you get for hours after is incredibly satisfying so you may actually learn to enjoy it!

We’re going to turn you into a fat-burning, muscle-building machine in only minutes per week using our MaxT3 training plan. T3 equals time, type, and tempo (intensity level). By optimizing these Ts properly, you can maximize your body’s ability to burn fat and build muscle. This is done by directly impacting your body composition as well as boosting the good hormones that cause you to be the kind of person you most likely hate—someone who naturally tends to be thin and lean!

Hitting All Of Your Oxygen Systems And All Of Your Muscle Groups

We’re looking to influence oxygen (O2) and lean muscle here. To do so means utilizing the multiple energy systems that work with and without O2 while you exercise as well as working all three types of muscle fibers.Important: To keep it super simple, the speed at which you move determines which energy system you are focused on and which muscle fibers you’re activating. So in MaxT3, we break exercise type down by speed.

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Yummy No Bake – No Sugar Almond Fudge #Recipe for Friday – via Maximized Living


No Bake – No Sugar Almond Fudge

June, 19 2012

 Photo courtesy of thinkstock

This delicious treat is super easy to make, it good for you and isn’t packed with all of the sugar and carbs.
 Preparation Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour chill | Fills an 8″x8″ pan
Ingredients:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour chill
2 cups raw creamy almond butter (unsalted)
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
1/8 teaspoon of Kal Brand or Now Brand stevia concentrated powder – (sweetness To YOUR TASTE!)
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Directions:

Simply mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl, until smooth and creamy.  I use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
(Tip: It helps if all the ingredients are at room temperature, to keep the coconut oil soft.)
Transfer the mixture to a square baking dish, or container, lined with parchment or wax paper, then smooth with a spatula, and freeze until solid (about an hour). Remove the fudge by lifting the paper out of the pan, then cut into squares and serve immediately.
Due to the nature of coconut oil, this fudge will melt if left at room temperature for long. Store in the freezer for best results. If you want to add a chocolate flavor try adding a scoop or two ofPerfect Protein to the mix.
Enjoy!
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Coconut Crusted Fish Recipe via Maximized Living


Coconut Crusted Fish via Maximized Living

Coconut Crusted Fish

 

This recipe is terrific and so incredibly simple.  You can start with frozen wild caught fish fillets.  Because they defrost so quickly, you can still have this dish on the table in a snap.

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise or vegenaise
1/4 cup brown mustard
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon sea salt
dash cayenne pepper
1 pound wild caught cod or halibut fillets

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly rub a medium baking dish with butter. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise and brown mustard. In another shallow dish mix almond flour, shredded coconut, salt, and cayenne pepper. Dip fish in the mayonnaise mixture, then in the coconut flake mixture. Arrange coated fish fillets in the prepared baking dish. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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Crazy Sexy Kale Chips! Recipe from Kris Carr via MindBodyGreen


Crazy Sexy Kale Chips!

Go kale! Kale Chips (crispy wisps of the dehydrated leafy green) are now all the rage. The concept is pretty simple: cover the kale in thick cream made from nuts and seeds or olive oil and herbs, and dehydrate until crisp.
Kale Chips: Guest Chef, Peter A. Cervoni
Ingredients:
  • 3 bunches kale
  • 2 1/4 cups cashews, soaked for at least 4 to 5 hours
  • 1 1/2 cups purified water
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions:
1. Remove kale ribs (save for juicing or just eat whole as crunchy snacks). Tear the leaves into large pieces, approximately the size of your palm. Wash thoroughly and spin dry.
2. Drain cashews. In a high-speed blender, blend with the remaining ingredients. The final product should be smooth and creamy and resemble a thick dressing. In a large mixing bowl, thor- oughly coat the kale pieces with the cream.
3. On a dehydrator tray fitted with teflex or parchment paper, place coated kale, leaving enough room for air to circulate around them. For this recipe it’s best to have at least a full 9-tray dehydrator to accommodate all the chips, skipping every other level so the chips do not get crushed.
4. Dehydrate overnight for at least 13 hours until kale pieces are crisp and light.
5. They will keep in an airtight container for a week at room temperature.
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Discovery Health “18 Home Remedies for Upset Stomach” – Reblogged


Sour Stomach

Discovery Health “18 Home Remedies for Upset Stomach”.

1: Take a Look at Your Diet

2: Watch What You Drink

3: Investigate Your Medications

4: Take Care of Your Body

5: Snack on Caraway Seeds

6: Get Things Moving with Cinnamon

7: Ingest Some Fennel Seeds

8: Drink Ginger Tea

9: Eat Some Mint

10: Make a Thyme Cocktail

11: Use Baking Soda

12: Snack on Crackers

13: Eat an Apple

14: Eat a Banana

15: Try Some Soda (Ginger Ale or Non-caffinated Lemon-Lime)

16: Drink Fruit Juice for Stomach Flu

17: Take an Antacid

18: Improve Digestion with Hot Water

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Point of View ~ Negative VS Positive Thinking – Reblogged


This just needs to be ReBlogged because ~ Your thoughts control so much of your destiny in life ~ A Negative Thinker sees a difficulty in Every Opportunity. A Positive Thinker sees an Opportunity in Every Difficulty!

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Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies – Monday’s Recipe reblogged via Refine Fitness Studio


I liked so much I had to reblog and share this recipe!

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies

These fall cookies are as tasty as they are healthy. Here’s what you need for 30 cookies:

2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups almond meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup coconut crystals
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 organic, omega 3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup mini dark chocolate chips, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets with coconut oil. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, almond meal, salt and pumpkin pie spices. Mix well.
3. In another medium bowl, combine the canned pumpkin, coconut crystals, vanilla extract, eggs and coconut oil. Mix well.
4. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones and then fold in 1/2 cup of the dark chocolate chips. Place and flatten with a tablespoon on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
5. In a double boiler, or simply by placing a small saucepan in a skillet of water, over medium-low heat, melt the remaining 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips. Drizzle over the cookies. Transfer the cookies to the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

One cookie equals: 96 calories, 6g fat, 20 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, and 4g protein

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These fall cookies are as tasty as they are healthy. Here’s what you need for 30 cookies:

2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups almond meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup coconut crystals
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 organic, omega 3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup mini dark chocolate chips, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets with coconut oil. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, almond meal, salt and pumpkin pie spices. Mix well.
3. In another medium bowl, combine the canned pumpkin, coconut crystals, vanilla extract, eggs and coconut oil. Mix well.
4. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones and then fold in 1/2 cup of the dark chocolate chips. Place and flatten with a tablespoon on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes or…

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Dr. Oz’s Longevity Grocery List reblogged from The Dr. Oz Show


Dr. Oz’s Longevity Grocery List | The Dr. Oz Show.

Powerful superfoods from Dr. Oz.

Groceries

Dr. Oz’s Longevity Grocery List

Added to Articles on Tue 05/25/2010

Fill your cart and stock your shelves with nutrient-rich foods that can add years to your life. Start at the bottom (super important) and work your way to the top (very important) of Dr. Oz’s food pyramid. Note: Serving sizes should be about the size of your clenched fist, except for animal proteins, which should be about the size of a deck of cards.

Level 1: Vegetables, 4 servings a day

  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Sweet Potatoes

Vegetables are the base of Dr. Oz’s food pyramid, and the most important tool in fighting every major killer in America: heart disease, hypertension and cancer. Jicama is a slightly sweet and crisp root vegetable that is high in potassium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure. Kale is high in flavonoids, which kills off cancer cells. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, which helps to build heart-healthy vitamin A within the body. Microwave or steam vegetables with as little water as possible to retain the maximum amount of nutrients.

 

Level 2: Whole Grains, 6 servings a day

  • Teff
  • Amaranth
  • Millet

Whole grains are the next level up. Whole grains are high in fiber and necessary to colon health. Teff,amaranth and millet are whole grains popular in other parts of the world but now widely available in the US. These whole grains are high in protein. One key to longevity is getting more of your protein from plants instead of animal sources. They are also high in calcium, which helps to strengthen bones, and omega-3 fats which are critical to brain health. Millet is also a great source of B-complex vitamins.

Level 3: Fruits, 3 cups a day

  • Mango
  • Dates
  • Apples*

Nearing the top of Dr. Oz’s food pyramid are fruits, which pack an anti-aging one-two punch. The flesh of fruit contains vitamins and minerals, and the skin is loaded with powerful anti-agers due to a higher concentration of nutrients. Mangoes help fight cancer and heart disease, and can attribute their beautiful color to beta carotene. As a result of the drying process, dried fruits like dates are high in antioxidants. They are also a great source of magnesium, which helps the body maintain normal muscle and nerve function, steady heart rhythm and strong bones; they are also good for blood pressure and blood sugar regulation.

* The old saying still stands true. An apple a day may be the ultimate longevity MVP, loaded with fiber, antioxidants, folate and vitamin E to fight Alzheimer’s; and a flavonoid called quercetin that protects the brain against the oxidative stress of daily life.

Level 4: Proteins, 3 servings a day

  • Trout
  • Tofu
  • Brazil nuts

Protein is an all-encompassing category that incudes meats, beans and nuts. Trout and tofu are high in omega-3 fats, which ensure normal brain function and lower the risk of dementia. Omega-3s are essential to brain health as they provide the building blocks for brain cell renewal. Brazil nuts contain selenium, an antioxidant that fights the free radical damage that can cause cancer.

 

Level 5: Dairy, 2 servings a day

Lastly, with the least amount of servings, is dairy, which is especially important for women. Dairy contains calcium and is fortified with vitamin D – Dr. Oz’s number-one recommended supplement – to strengthen bones and fight against the onset of osteoporosis.

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New Pizza (and no News) RECIPE ~ Reblogged


Cauliflower pizza

Califlower Pizza

Cauliflower pizza for dinner. Steam the cauliflower, drain, and rice (I used a potato masher). Let cool then mix with one egg, mozzarella cheese. Lay out on pan and bake at 350 for 20-30 min. Allow crust to cool to room temperature, cover with sauce and cheese, and toppings. Then broil for 5-10 min (until cheese it melted to liking).

via New Pizza (and no News).

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Make Your Someday Today!: Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado Recipe ~ reblogged Make your Someday Today


From Make Your Someday Today!: Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado Recipe.

Stuffed Avocado

Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado

Stuffed Avocado

Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado
Serves two as a side dish, or one as a meal
1 avocado, cut in half and seeded
2 eggs, separated
Hot sauce (your preference)
1 ounce cheese

Place the top rack in your oven to the highest level. Turn broiler on “high”.

Choose a ripe avocado. (An avocado is ripe when the stem end yields under gentle pressure from your thumb. The skin will also be a dark brown, near-black.

Slice the avocado in half (through he poles and not around the equator) and remove the seed. The seed will be easily removed by chopping your knife partway into the seed and then giving it a twist.

Score the avocado through the meat but not through the skin, to allow the hot sauce to seep in.

Sprinkle the hot sauce on the avocado.

Avocados preparing

Fill the hole where the seed was with an egg yolk. If there is extra room, add some of the egg white.

Place on top rack under the broiler for 3 minutes.

Place cheese on top, and return to broiler until the cheese melts 1-2 minutes.

Serve.

It was so awesomely delicious! The yolk was perfect (almost like a soft boiled egg.)

Nutritional data (for one piece):
Calories:         219
Fat:                  19g
Sat fat:            5.3g
Chol:             222mg
Sodium:           46mg
Carbs:            7.2g
Fiber:             4.6g
Protein:             8g

Avocados are filled with Vitamins and Nutrients that are great for your health

Avocados are filled with wonderful vitamins and nutrients that are great for your health. These fruits contain vitamins A, C and E, all of which provide a wealth of health benefits. Furthermore, nutrients like potassium, lutein and folate are found in high amounts in avocados.

Antioxidants, which are great for preventing disease, are also found in large amounts in avocados, giving you just one more reason to enjoy this delicious fruit. As mentioned before, the fats in avocados may make some individuals wary of eating them. However, avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which can actually improve your health.

Here is a quick review of the vitamins and nutrients found in avocados:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Potassium
  • Lutein
  • Folate (Vitamin B9)
  • Monounsaturated fat

Avocados also contribute to Preventing Disease and Sickness

Parts of the body that benefit from the consumption of avocados include:

  • Heart
  • Prostate
  • Eyes
  • Blood pressure

Avocados can also help prevent or reduce:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer (i.e. prostate cancer or breast cancer)
  • Cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis