Oct 4, 2023 | Eggs, Titibhasana

One inspiring cue:

Once in Titibhasana, push your arms into your thighs as you hug your inner thighs into the tops of your arms.

This action creates a lock. Hugging in with your inner thighs will help to keep your legs from slipping down your arms.
One inspiring tip:

Place a couple of firm pillows behind you for cushioning if you are worried about falling back.

One inspiring song:

“Love Survive” by Michael Nau

One inspiring quote:

“Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret to life.” – Gregory Maguire

Nutrition nugget:


As I embarked on my nutrition journey and certification, I regularly came across research that went against a popular theory: eggs actually don’t raise blood cholesterol in most people. So why do eggs get such a bad rap? It turns out that it may be more about the foods that accompany the eggs like bacon, sausage and ham with high amounts of saturated fat that may be the culprits. “Plus, the way eggs and other foods are cooked – especially if fried in oil or butter – might play more of a role in the increased risk of heart disease than eggs themselves do.” – Mayo Clinic

On average, a large egg has around 200mg of cholesterol mostly found in the yolk. But, please don’t disregard the benefits of the yolk in your omelette. “The yolk is also the part of the egg that’s packed with iron, vitamin D, carotenoids and more. These bioactive nutrients are thought to be responsible for many of the health-promoting qualities of eggs, like reduced inflammation, increased HDL cholesterol levels, and improved metabolic health.” – Healthline

Trans and saturated fats are believed to have more of an impact on your blood cholesterol than foods with cholesterol. The fat in eggs is primarily mono and polyunsaturated fat, with a smaller percentage being from saturated fat.

So how may eggs can you eat in a day? The Mayo Clinic states that you can eat up to 7 eggs a week without increasing your risk of heart disease. “Some studies have shown that this level of egg consumption might even help prevent certain types of stroke and a serious eye condition called macular degeneration that can lead to blindness.”

To read an article from Healthline about cholesterol and nutrients in your eggs, as well as how many eggs you can safely eat, click here or on the image below.

Let’s talk a little bit more about cholesterol. Assuming you don’t have genetically high cholesterol or a medical condition, how can you help lower cholesterol naturally before turning to medication? Watch your trans and saturated fat as well as your carbohydrate consumption…and increase your fiber.

You know I am a big proponent of fiber in your diet unless there is a medical reason you need to watch your intake. Fiber binds and carries excess bile acids out of the system so they don’t get reabsorbed by the liver. In other words, fiber helps reduce the absorption of dietary cholesterol.

I will leave you with one of my favorite deviled egg recipes for the holidays! Enjoy!!