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Congratulations! You are now closer to your “New Year's” healing process than many others!

That’s because you are having fun and making the necessary improvements to your:

  • food
  • movement and
  • herb programs  

And I have no doubt, your improvements are paying off. Remember, this is not a race and you don’t get a prize for finishing first.

Here’s a couple fun, real Q&A’s from other goal-seekers -- to help you stay on track so you can continue to make this year your BEST year:

Q: Several of my friends and I have read and are following the program guidelines inside The Mind and Body Restorative Program. While we are very pleased with the results we may have “hit a wall” in moving forward and not sure how to overcome this. What do you suggest?

A: People often tell me they have “hit a wall” in their goal achievement efforts.  This typically means that the person is not ready to leave their comfort zone. I want to remind you that the book offers guidelines to help you stay on track and be consistent. I find that many people begin with the parts that they find to be the most fun or the most important. If this is what you have done you are 100% correct in doing so. This is what got you excited about the program and kept you going. Therefore, the simple answer is:  Find ways to make the uncomfortable parts fun and exciting. This is supposed to be an enjoyable process.

Also, remember that the concept of perfect does not exist. So, look for ways to make improvements within different parts of the program. This will assure that you are always moving forward making the program your own.

For example, you have committed to a nourishing food plan, daily adaptogens/ tonics, functional foods and a movement program. Instead of adding in more parts, look at ways of improving the simple parts you are committed too. Begin with your food program. If it is not organic based, begin with making 25% of the foods organic and see how your body responds. It is the simple changes that have the most profound effects. Based on how that makes you feel, go to 50% and so on.   

Q: How do I know when to turn my personal program up a notch?

A:  Under normal circumstances, I would not suggest that you kick it up a notch unless there is a reason to do so. A quality program is designed to support and rebuild your health in a well-paced manner. Simple changes over a consistent period of time equals profound results.

There are two reasons why someone should take their program to the next level:

  1. First, if they are dealing with a very aggressive health issue. If this is the case, all bets are off and you do what you need to do. Turn it up as high as the knob will go and be as aggressive as the condition itself.
  2. The other reason to take it up to the next level is if you feel you are able to handle what happens during that process.

There is a true method to my madness and in my experience only a handful of people are able to deal (both mentally and physically) with an aggressive healing response. Furthermore, many people get stuck on the conventional wisdom of not understanding the difference between an effect and a side-effect. Therefore, my program is built to go low and slow in order to keep you on track. 

Q: In The Mind and Body Restorative Program you talk about picking functional foods that are right for my personal situation.  How does someone make the correct choice of which foods to pick?

A: There are two ways of handling food choices. Your choice is based on your end goal. You pick the functional foods you want to make a formula for daily consumption with the purpose of nourishment or specific to the condition you are looking to support.

For example, if your goal is just nourishment, than three to five foods is plenty. You can make it simple and pick one leaf (moringa), one fruit (acerola), one algae (chlorella), one seaweed (dulse), one spice (ginger), one superfood (cacao). With the goal of nourishment in mind, none of the choices you make are going to be wrong. Picking a variety gives you a nice balance and a wide-range of phytochemicals.

If you are going to pick functional foods based on supporting your condition, then you need to be more specific about your choices.

For example, if you are looking to support brain health, then a supportive group of foods would be coconut milk powder, blueberry powder, cacao powder, cayenne powder and camu camu. All of these foods are nourishing and supportive based on your specific needs. 

Keep in mind that these functional food selections do not need to be used together or as a formula. They can be used as individual items throughout your day. Remember, there are no specific rules other than to be consistent, so, enjoy and have fun with it!

The Z Natural Foods Mind and Body Restorative Program is about having fun, enjoying your life and most importantly taking charge of your health. Fun is FUNdamental because rarely do you see someone accomplish a goal when it is not what they want to do. Small and simple changes plus consistency equals profound results.  

About Michael Stuchiner

Michael Stuchiner is an experienced Master Herbalist, the Head of Education for Z Natural Foods, a teacher and an accomplished author.  With a 16-year specialization in medicinal herbs, Mike also has a vast knowledge in tonic and adaptogenic herbalism. Mike has enjoyed a 25-year career as an elite-level competitive powerlifter where he learned to heal his ‘mind and body’ as an avid user of herbal remedies.

  As an “in-the-trenches” herbalist, Mike has done more than 85 speaking engagements, consulted with clients ranging from young to elderly, worked with athletes in virtually all sports and with clients who have “dis-ease” states of a wide variety. Mike also mentors student Master Herbalists and will continue to teach the next generation to grow a deeper wisdom of the human body through appropriate herbal remedies.

ZNF Mind and Body Restorative Program (Instant Download)

If you are new to the world of herbal remedies, or want to sharpen your skills, Mike is the author of the ZNF Mind and Body Restorative Program. This 78-page, easy-to-read eBook is $9.99 (Immediate download). For more information visit the Z Natural Foods store, or click here to see a list of the important topics.

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