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Ignoring THIS elephant will get you into trouble

October 11th, 2018 | no comments


  • Mel’s weekly product pick: 
    Boiron’s Sepia (homeopathic remedy for bloating and menstrual pain) 
  • Mel’s weekly recipe pick: 
    African Peanut Stew

You start a new diet (on Monday of course!) and you plug along just fine for a day or two, and then it happens—the very foods you’re not “allowed” to eat become the object of your desire, to the point you even being dreaming about them.

There’s one thing I know for sure about us human beings: tell us we can’t have something and we want it 50 times more! Hey, maybe that’s a way to get your children to eat their veggies! Give it a try, what can it hurt? 🙂

My point is this:

Why do we ignore this larger-than-life elephant in the room? 

Why do we pretend it’s not going to happen when we know damn well that it will, and has?

Why do we insist that a deprivation mindset will lead to desired results? It won’t. It never has and never will! 

My love, you know it’s true. As soon as you put the red “X” on a food, what you’ve really done is hand all of your power over to that food. And when food has power…guess what?

It wins.

You are then left feeling hopeless and lacking any shred of willpower. But this doesn’t have to be your destiny because you can flip the switch in a literal instant and take your power back. How? By remembering these four little words:

No food is forbidden.

Give it a try and watch what happens when you lay that mantra on top of any food you feel weak and powerless around. 

No food is forbidden: this is Missing Peace #3 in my new book Missing Peace: 11 Secrets to Restore Inner Harmony with Your Food, Body, and Health. 

At first it may sound like I’m telling you to grab a grocery cart and fill it with all kinds of junk on your next shopping trip. Of course that’s not true! But what I am suggesting to you is this: Now you have a choice. And when you allow all food (even if you never end up eating the food), you unlock the door to your food prison cell and are free to make the choices that will serve you best—mind, body, and spirit. 

Mel’s weekly product pick:
Boiron’s Sepia 

Warning: Men, you are about to enter into “girl talk”. Yes, I’m talking about the big “P”—the word you dread hearing: Period. 

But wait! Don’t leave. If you have a woman in your life that you love and adore, keep on reading because her life (and yours) will be much more pleasant when Aunt Flo pays her monthly visit.

Boiron is a world leader in homeopathy. A company that has been around since 1932, they offer remedies for everything from allergies and the flu, to stress, and yes…menstrual pain. You can visit their website to learn more about all of their solutions. They even have a free app (search for ‘Boiron Medicine Finder’) where you can enter your symptom and then receive recommended remedies.  

I have personal experience with Boiron’s Sepia, a remedy for bloating and lower back pain that always strike me during that time of the month. Prior to discovering Sepia, I would begrudgingly take Motrin to ease my symptoms. Now, I can’t even remember the last time I popped a traditional pain-reliever. Yes, this stuff is that good.

The active ingredient in Sepia is cuttlefish ink. Cuttlefish are marine animals related to octopus and squid. To watch them in action, click HERE! Mother Nature is amazing. How they stumbled upon this remedy is beyond me. All I know is, it works! 

Sepia comes in little white pellets that dissolve quickly under the tongue. And don’t worry, they have a sweet taste…nothing like ink! 🙂 

Mel’s weekly recipe pick:
African Peanut Stew









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