Photographer Kevin Fleming gets up close and personal with the First State’s flora and fauna for his new book.
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Eating to Nirvana
Aileen McCabe-Maucher and her husband, Hugo, wrote “The Inner Peace Diet” to show you how to eat your way to spiritual fulfillment while losing weight. Aileen is a life coach and former counselor. Hugo is a professional chef who specializes in organic cuisine.
There’s a little more to the diet than limiting fats and carbohydrates. “The Inner Peace Diet” explains which foods nourish each chakra, energy points along the human spine and head that, in ancient Eastern cultures, were believed to affect well-being.
“You won’t see chakras on an MRI or X-ray, but each has a specific function that helps spiritual growth,” Aileen says.
Each chakra is represented by a different color, which represents a certain food. So in the chapter describing red chakra, which governs basic instincts, Hugo composed recipes that feature red vegetables and fruits such as peppers, tomatoes and strawberries.
“There is an old saying that you eat with your eyes,” Hugo says. “Seeing the colors of the chakra automatically triggers your body to accept the benefits to that chakra.”
Diets often fail because they do not address the personal and spiritual growth people need to maintain weight loss and happiness, Aileen says.
“People think if they lose weight they will feel fabulous,” she says. “But then they reach their goal and they still aren’t happy.”
The Inner Peace Diet can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com for $16.95. It will reach bookstores in December. For more information, visit www.innerpeacediet.com. —Sara Kenney