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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Simply Raw and Kundalini Yoga Review

I am so thankful that I decided to have this Healthy Cooking blog event, because learning from all the great products I received has really changed my life.  I thought I ate pretty healthfully, and I do. But I have added so much more to my healthy lifestyle in the last month or so, and I am really grateful!

One of the products that had the biggest effect on my health was the DVD, "Simply Raw." I was introduced to this DVD by another woman who is very interested in health and well-being, Gurutej.  Gurutej is a yoga instructor with a lot of passion for her work! She has created yoga centers throughout the United States and Canada. Her commitment to community outreach, philanthropy, the homeless, children, alternative education, and conscious living has been and is tireless. I really admire that about her.

So, Gurutej sent me "Simply Raw," and it had a huge impact on me! "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with 'incurable' diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse diabetes and change lives.

Now, I don't have diabetes, but as a nutrition consultant and fitness professional, I work with quite a few people who do. I know how it takes over their life, just as many other health problems do.  Because of all the medications, lifestyle restrictions, extra costs and suffering that come with major health issues, I want to help as many people as I can live healthy, vibrant lives.

That is exactly what this film endeavors to do, also.  They challenged each participant to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. What a difference it made!!! I knew it would have a huge impact, but even I was pleasantly surprised how it changed their lives! It inspired me to take another look at my own diet and see how I can make improvements for my continued health and well-being. That is why I am now practically vegan working on also taking all processed food out of my diet. It is a big commitment, but I have never felt better!

I challenge each of you to take a look at everything you put into your body and re-evaluate why you eat the way you do. Start small and make changes today for optimum health!! To learn more about "Simply Raw" check out their website and learn about the participants, health team and buy your own copy today!

Gurutej also shared one of her own yoga DVD's with me - Kundalini Yoga for the Immune System.  In this series of 15 powerful exercises, Gurutej shows you the movements, breath work and meditations to relax your mind, strengthen your physical body and rejuvenate your lymphatic system thus elevating the vitality and function of your immune system.

I know many people today are struggling with their immune systems. Asthma, allergies, and frequent sickness are all because of sluggish or weak immune systems.  A healthy immune system consists of three parts working together—the lymphatic system, the glandular system and the magnetic field that surrounds the body. I really liked how this program shows you how to keep all these vital centers strong with a complete daily practice you can do anytime, anywhere.

This program was unlike any other yoga class I have ever done.  I am not sure it was my cup of tea. I like a more fast paced yoga workout, and this one was a little too slow paced for me. I also didn't agree with all the spirituality that was in it.

I did like the simplicity of only 15 exercises. I think many of them you can memorize and perform whenever you want an immune boost. I appreciated Gurutej's knowledge in the area of immunity, and I think there are definite benefits to the exercises on this program.

If you want to learn more about this DVD or Gurutej's other programs, you can check it all out here. You can also buy Kundalini Yoga for the Immune System for $20.

*Gurutej provided me products to review, and I was under no obligation to review if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.*


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