Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Are You Getting Enough Water? (PW)

Water! Something we have an abundance of, yet we don't get enough of and in its pure form. Did you know this about water?

* The normal adult is approximately 60-70% water
* You can survive almost two months without food, but only a few days without water
* Water is vital for chemical reactions in digestion and metabolism
* It is vital for cleansing the system of toxins
* It carries nutrients and oxygen to cells through the blood
* Cools body through perspiration. We must sweat for cleansing, but sweat that smells means toxins are being expelled.
* Water is necessary to lubricate our joints
* To breathe, lungs must be moist with water to take in oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide
* Every function of the body is monitored and pegged to the efficient flow of water
* Water, the solvent of the body, regulates all functions, including the activity of the solutes it dissolves and circulates
* Drinking 3 quarts water daily helps shed pounds - ultimately our best diet aid
* Hydration of skin with water slows down the aging process
* It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most of the diseases of the human body.

A while back, while driving I read a billboard which said - "One out of 10 will have kidney disease, will you be the one?" You don't have to be and you won't - if you drink enough water!

Not enough water:
* Incurs excess body fat
* Produces poor muscle tone
* Causes decreased digestive efficiency and organ function
* Increases toxicity in body
* Causes water retention (retains to compensate for not enough)

It's interesting to note too that the Arizona Lung Association suggests that for respiratory problems and sinus sufferers - drink plenty of water daily!

Many people will argue that they are drinking plenty of water if they drink milk, soft drinks, sport drinks, etc. throughout the day. But the truth of the matter is that:
* your body is not being cleansed from these other drinks
* these other drinks contain fillers, extra calories, and pollutants
* most of these other drinks are acidic, de-energizers, and dehydrators
* your body digests these as foods, not water

To get rid of unwanted body fat and excess toxic substances in the body, drink more water! Two to three quarts daily should be a minimum for most adults. Children also need plenty of water instead of juices, milks, soft drinks, artificial drinks, etc. They need to be weaned to good pure water - not all these other drinks.

To learn more about the importance of water in wei/ght loss, get the Healthy Permanent Wei/ght Management 3-CD set at http://erleentilton.com/store.htm. It all makes perfect sense!

Have a wonderful week drinking lots of good Pure Water (PW).
Remember Whole Foods, Pure Water, Daily Exercise (WF, PW, DE)!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

¹ Your Body's Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are You Getting Real Nutrition? (WF)

Think about this question - What is the definition of a food?
According to the dictionary - a food is defined as something that builds, strengthens, provides nourishment, health

Why do you think food was created? To fill the tummy or nourish the body?
If you think about it, food is usually only in the mouth only 3-10 seconds (though it should be up to 20 seconds), but in the body for approximately 24 hours (or months if it goes all the way to the cellular level)! So do you choose foods to please the wants of the taste buds or to please the needs of the body?

A while back, my grandson came to eat lunch with me. I cut up a few carrot sticks on his plate and he exclaimed that he didn't want those and didn't like them. So I said to him, "I think you are telling me that your tongue doesn't like those, but did you know that your arms and legs love carrots because they make you stronger and run faster?" He thought about it a few seconds, then got up and ate them all! What can you learn from this?

Do you eat to fill the needs of your body?
Foods are meant to be full of vitamins and minerals that provide the nourishment for our bodies to function properly. On the other hand, taste bud pleasers are full of added fats, sugars, & calories, and are low in nutrients - this is specifically why we are overwei/ght as well as experiencing many unnecessary health disorders. Take a look at this comparison below:


Common Foods
· processed foods
· ready-made prepared foods
· fast foods

High in Carbohydrates: refined sugars, refined flours
High in Salt
High in Fats
High in Animal Proteins
Low in Fiber
Low in Enzymes (for digestion & cell building)
Low in Vitamins & Minerals

* These foods are: taste bud pleasers, cloggers, polluters, de-energizers, void of nutrition, creating sickness and obesity!

Whole Foods
· fresh fruits & vegetables
· whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, & sprouts
· limited animal foods

High in Fiber
High in Vitamins & Minerals
High in Enzymes (for digestion & cell building)
Balanced Carbohydrates (using grains & legumes whole, cooked or sprouted)
Balanced Proteins
Low in Fats

* These foods are whole body pleasers, cleansers, energizers, healers, full of nutrition, creating wellness and wei/ght balance!

So here it is in a plain and simple form. If you were to omit the common foods from your diet and focus on the whole foods - there basically wouldn't be an overwei/ght problem! It's just that simple! Focus on your body's needs and get rid of the taste bud wants!

Tip: One flaw most people make in today's world is too many carbs/starches. So focus on lean proteins (beans, tofu, lean wild fish, etc.) and vegetables, and limit the carbs!

Here's another great recipe from the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle series! See Creatively Complete Dinners at http://erleentilton.com/store.htm


1 C. brown rice
3 C. cooked black beans (with liquid)
2 tsp. hot red pepper sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt (less if beans are salted)
2 avocados, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
1-2 large ears corn, cut off cob
4 green onions, chopped
Chopped red or green leaf lettuce
½-1 C. fresh chopped cilantro

* To cook rice: in medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water to boiling and add rice. Turn heat down to a light simmer, don't stir, simmer uncovered 30-35 minutes, turn off heat and place on lid until ready to serve
* Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine beans with red pepper sauce, cumin, and salt; heat until hot
* Prepare raw vegetables as suggested and place in separate bowls
* To serve, mound rice on individual plates, spoon on black bean mixture, and top with generous portions of vegetables as desired
* Serve with more hot red pepper sauce on top, if desired.

Start the New Year out right with a cookbook of wonderful healthy recipes - full of nutrition not calories! Here's the link to get your copy of the Creatively Complete Dinners: http://erleentilton.com/store.htm

Have a great week choosing Whole Foods (WF)!
Remember Whole Foods, Pure Water, Daily Exercise (WF, PW, DE)!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Monday, January 12, 2009

Change Your Weight Permanently!

At the start of a New Year, I have decided to take one month at a time to focus on natural wei/ght management, then nutrition & health alternately throughout the year. Please feel free to give me your feedback, successes, challenges, and questions. I always try to respond if I can.

So How Do You Change Your Weight Permanently?

Because millions of dollars are spent each year on weight loss products, you would think that there would be many people losing weight! On the contrary, 65% of all Americans are overweight and the numbers are rising, not decreasing. In order to understand how to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight balance, we must first understand why people are overweight. And if you understand why people are overweight, you can reverse it in a simple, natural and permanent way.

There are 3 basic reasons one becomes overweight:
1) Choice of foods. Foods that are refined and processed in any way lose nutrition and have added calories (extra fats, sugars). In other words, most foods people eat are low in nutrients and high in calories, so the wei/ght piles on naturally.
2) Choice of drink. A variety of drinks are often drunk throughout the day: milk, punch, soft drinks, juice, coffee, teas, cocoa, sport drinks, alcohol - the list goes on. Most of these are dehydrators, de-energizers, full of pollutants and lots of extra calories!
3) Lack of exercise. Our lifestyles today require little natural forms of exercise. We ride, not walk or bike to work or to shop, we ride elevators & lawnmowers, hire out forms of labor, and we look for ways to make life easier without hard work!

Now, there are 3 basic ways to reverse this pattern and lose weight naturally and permanently. It's simple, it's not expensive, it's not time consuming, and it will be permanent if you stick to the principles. However, one KEY factor must be clearly understood: If you want to make a permanent change in your weight, you must make a permanent change in your lifestyle!!!

Here are the 3 basic ways to make a permanent change in your weight:
1) Choose to eat Whole Foods (WF). Whole foods are not found in packages, boxes, or cans. Start by filling up on lots of raw or lightly steamed vegetables, raw fruits, cooked whole grain cereals, cooked beans, fresh cooked wild salmon (or other lean fish), and omit the processed foods from your diet. You will find the weight will come off naturally.
2) Choose to drink Pure Water (PW). Pure water is so needed for cleansing the body of any impurities and pollutants all the way to the cellular level. Drink lots of water each day and you will find an increase in energy more than you can imagine.
3) Daily Exercise (DE) is a must. Plan it like you do your meals - and plan to do it twice daily instead of once. For example, start out the day with stretching, weights & aerobics for a 30 minute session or more, then go on a walk or bike (to the store, the neighbors, etc.) in the afternoon or evening. Plan it, and follow through with it.

I will go through these 3 steps in detail in the next three weeks, so stay alert because these are simple success secrets will greatly benefit you. First memorize these 3 steps:
Whole Foods (WF), Pure Water (PW), Daily Exercise (DE)

To start the year off right, commit to attending a health retreat to "live the healthy lifestyle" for 3 days and learn how to continue that process at home. To get full details and register, go to http://erleentilton.com/retreats.htm

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Your Cells Determine the Quality of Your Life!

The health of your body depends on the health of your cells. You have over 75 trillion cells in your body - the tiny powerhouses are what keep us energized and alive. Cells are the miniature factories that process the nourishment we need and cleanse what we do not need.

Everything is cellular. Your body's outer world is reflection of your inner world. Since cells are only 7 years old, it's important to strengthen and improve quality of cells at any age.

What do our cells need to survive? Where do we best get these?
1. oxygen - source of all energy in the body through EXERCISE
2. nutrition - minerals specifically as our cells communicate with them through FOODS
3. the ability to eliminate waste - cells don't like a polluted environment, and chlorine and fluoride kill cells - the body wants PURE WATER

What 3 things cause Poisons to build up in the bloodstream?
1. taking in more than can be eliminated - OVEREATING, even if it's good foods
2. eating toxic substances - PROCESSED FOODS, UNHEALTHY ANIMAL PRODUCTS, more
3. an overly acidic diet - HIGH IN MEAT, DAIRY, SUGAR, STARCHES - which allow microorganisms to grow (yeasts, mold, etc.) and multiply, adding to the toxicity.

To keep the cells and blood healthy, it all begins with diet! Diet is really key to great health, energy, longevity, and youthfulness!

Start the new year right by getting started with some great new tools for eating a better diet! Take advantage of the final last few days of savings this year by going now to my Healthy Lifestyle store: http://erleentilton.com/store.htm

Have a great New Year!