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Don’t Forget to Take Your Vitamin…. Sea??

Aloha!

It may be no secret to you that I love the beach! You know better than anyone that when we are there we both just feel better, don’t you agree? So, you might be wondering what it is exactly that makes us both so happy by the beach. Maybe it’s the fun we have when we are there, or the company that is with us, or the sun, or maybe all of the above.  But the truth is the ocean is not just good for lifting our mood, but it also contains many healing properties as well. I am begging you.. before the summer is totally over, take me down to the sea at least once. If you don’t have access to the beach, try the tips below at home to give my body the healing sea boost I crave!

Adventure awaits!

I Love you,

Your Body

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: THE SEA REALLY CAN CURE YOU

People usually feel much happier, relaxed, and healthy when they are by the sea, but why? We may have all heard over time the “healing benefits” of the sea. But what exactly does it heal? And what parts of the ocean are really good for us? Research shows that the ocean helps heal us and benefits us in a multitude of ways. Here are just a few facts of what the ocean can do for us health wise:

-Research shows that the sound of the waves alter wave patterns in the brain resulting in a calmer state and reducing stress

-The minerals in the ocean’s water help with many skin issues such as acne, rosacea, ezema, and other skin conditions. Studies also suggest that these minerals even help to balance depression.

-Iodine, a mineral found in ocean water, boosts thyroid function and improves the immune system.

-Waves crashing on the shore release negative ions which helps to counter act the free radicals in the air. This allows us to have better mental concentration and boosst our immune systems too.

-Swimming in ocean water helps improve blood circulation to our vital organs.

– Studies show that the minerals in the sea air not only decrease stress but the salt also helps to maintain serotonin, tryptamine, and melatonin levels in your brain which of course are our ‘feel good’ brain chemicals that help ward of depression and sadness.

If you can’t make it down to the water’s edge to get some of these amazing benefits you can also take some wonderful supplements from the sea to improve health or bring the ocean into your home.

– Take Spirulina :  This nutrient rich blue-green algae is a one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet. It is packed with phytonutrients  such as carotenoids, antioxidants,  and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. It is a great source of vegetarian and vegan protein. It helps to boost the immune system, increase brain and cardiovascular function, and is easily digestible. I take Spirulina every day in my healthy greens.

– Kelp: Increasing sea kelp in your diet can help to stimulate thyroid function as well as provide a healthy mineral rich alternative to sodium in cooking. It is packed with immune boosting iodine and  there are many other health benefits to taking kelp which you can read about them here.

So make sure not to forget to take your Vitamin Sea so you can also be sea cured.

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Poison Patrol

I would never, ever, get angry with you, but sometimes I get upset. Most of the time you don’t stop to think about how much these chemicals can hurt me.

The chemicals I am talking about are called Pesticides and they are on a lot of things you eat. They make me feel sick, cloud my memory, take away my energy, and worse yet, if I have too many of them in me, I may not be able to protect you against illness and disease. That is my number one goal so please help me do my job!

So how do you avoid these chemicals? Start to look at the food you eat and choose foods that don’t contain these horrible things.

I am just saying, when I am happy, things are good! When I am not… well, I think you get the picture.

Happy Happy Day! I Love you!

Your Body

dirty dozenHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: MINIMIZE PESTICIDE EXPOSURE-EAT ORGANIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

Pesticides are found in most of our foods nowadays, especially non-organic fruits and vegetables. The Dirty Dozen is a study conducted to show the most toxic fruits and veggies you might eat in your daily life. The problem with these chemicals, is that they accumulate in the fat deposits in the body. They will remain here unless you cleanse them out. Infants and young children are even exposed to these deadly poisons when consuming breast milk. Pregnant women can pass pesticides on to their fetus because those chemicals are going into their bodies from the foods they are eating. Women who eat meat that has been injected with growth hormones and antibiotics, pass these chemicals on to their nursing children as well. According to a study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it stated that, eating organic foods provides children with “dramatic and immediate” protection from exposure to pesticides that have been linked to harmful neurological effects.
It is highly important for your health and the health of your children to eat as much organically grown produce as possible, so that you can protect yourself from the dangers of these chemicals.
There is loads of information out there so you can learn more about pesticides and their dangers. Click here to start learning today.

Bring On the Fat!

Hello there!

Did you know that if you give me the right nutrients, I will never give you complications, your weight would stay balanced, and you would feel amazing?

In fact, what you think I want, is often not what I need. You worry too much about FAT and so you put the wrong things in me.

I actually need FAT and I crave it! Yes, you heard me, I need more FAT! Give it to me please, I am begging you!

I love you,

Your Body

img_goodbadfats_ss1HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: EAT MORE GOOD FAT!

Did you know that most Americans are deficient in fat? That is right, we are majorly undernourished in good healthy fats! We may stuff our faces with “fat” all day, but that is not what the body needs. An easy and quick way to increase the amount of good fats your body is getting is to eat fresh, raw, avocados. You can simply just cut one in half and scoop out the middle with a spoon and enjoy. This quick and healthy snack provides the body with essential fats, proteins, and helps to stabilize blood sugars. Eating an avocado plain first thing in the morning can have a positive effect on how you feel the rest of the day. It is also a great energy boosting snack in the afternoon. These tasty treats are also a good source of Vitamin K, Potassium, Folate, Vitamins E and C, Magnesium, and of course Monounsaturated Fat.  So, start giving your body what it is craving… Good Healthy Fat!

Get Clean Without the Poisions

Hi You Beautiful Healthy Person You!

Did you know that when you are trying to get me and your house clean that you could be putting us and your family in a world of danger? It is awful to think that the soaps and detergents you might use to scrub me down are actually super hazardous to my health, isn’t it? But sadly it is true.

If you are using regular soaps, cleaning supplies, and detergents then you are putting us and your family at huge risks for a multitude of health problems such as various cancers, liver toxicity, allergies, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s.

Now I know you don’t want to be doing this to me and us, so all I ask is you read up on the subject and find some brands that don’t contain these toxic ingredients. This way we can be both clean and healthy at the same time!

Rub- A- Dub- Dub!

I Love You

Your Body

Toxic-HomeHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: BUY NON-TOXIC NATURAL CLEANING AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS!

We are constantly bombarded by toxins in our outside world, yet many people don’t stop to think about how toxic their homes could actually be. Most regular detergents, soaps, deodorants, and other cleaning supplies are filled with cancer causing and toxic ingredients. Why aren’t these products labeled with warnings you may be wondering? Well that is a great question to ask the FDA. Currently companies do not have to put warning labels on toxic products that have definite links to degenerative diseases and illness. So, it is up to us as the consumer to get educated and choose new products that won’t make us sick. These chemicals come into
There are lots of natural brands out there that are actually making good products but the one I use the most for cleaning and detergent purposes is SEVENTH GENERATION. I like them because they use non-toxic, eco-friendly ingredients, and they are still affordable. You can even find their products at your local Target or super market. Another brand I really like is Begley’s Best-Environmentally Friendly Products. They have an amazing stain remover and their detergents are great too, especially for babies and young children.
For even more information about how to detoxify your body and home from these chemicals check out my book, The Silent Scandal-The Toxic Attack on Our Bodies, which will give you a broad range of health tips including detoxing your home environment.

ANTI…biotics??

Howdy,

Antibiotics are the modern-day go to for you to pump into me when I am down and out. But are they really the end all be all for health and for me? As your body, I want you to know that I am not Anti-Antibiotics, as there may be a time and place that I really need them…. But,  I would love for you to just explore some healthy alternatives that might get us a little more bang for our buck and boost my immune system in the process.

Nature usually has the answers… I am just saying 🙂

Love Your Body

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY:

Oil of Oregano- Natures Powerful Antibiotic

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When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 it was a miracle. His discovery saved many lives and since his time Antibiotics have become the go to health fix for many types of health issues. It seems now a days that doctors will prescribe Antibiotics for just about anything. The problem is that antibiotic resistance is building up and when you take Antibiotics you are also killing a lot of good bacteria along with the bad. This process can throw off your whole system leading to various other health issues. When in doubt about your health, looking to nature is always a good thing to do. So what is one of nature’s most powerful Antibiotics? Oil of Oregano, is a powerful natural antibiotic that has proven to be even more powerful than Fleming’s penicillin.

This potent Oil, which comes from remote regions of the Mediterranean ,was used by Greeks as a cure for may health issues. Oil of Oregano has shown to be powerful against fungal infections, candida, cold and flu viruses, E coli, Staphylococcus, Listeria, allergies, digestive issues,  and yeast infections to name a few. It also has anticarcinogenic properties  that may help to protect the body and skin from cancers. All in all it is a very powerful substance and one that should be a staple in your alternative medicine cabinet. This oil can be taking internally and also placed directly on skin for rashes or other skin ailments.

In our modern-day world filled with prescription drugs and other chemicals it is a breath of fresh air to have a natural secret weapon that is powerful against so many health issues. When purchasing Oil of Oregano make sure to research the brand, potency, and purity of the oil as you want to ensure you get the quality you deserve.

The Sweetness of Life

Hey Sweet Stuff!

Sugar is not always a bad word in my world. In fact, I need a certain amount of natural sugar to function. Natural sugars help me transport nutrients and keep my system in balance. If I don’t have enough of the right kinds of sugar I make feel weak and wobbly.

Natural sugar is not what hurts me, it is the artificial sweeteners that are slowly and silently killing me. So please make sure to eat the good sugar not the fake stuff. That goes for what you put in your coffee and tea too!

Just remember I have a sweet tooth too, just make sure you give me what I need!

I Love You!

Your Body

no-artificial-sweetenersHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: SAY GOOD BYE TO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

There is so much misinformation out there about sugars and what is actually good for the body. The truth is that natural sugar is not bad for the body. The body can process real sugar and break it down. Artificial and refined sugars on the other hand can send your body into a tail spin of health problems. For one, the body can not break down and process artificial sweeteners so the body reacts to them as a toxin and covers it with extra fat and water to protect you. Many artificial sweeteners have been linked to many of the most common illnesses and diseases in the country, yet people still consume large amounts of them. Here is a list of the most toxic and deadly fake sugars on the market and the health issues that are associated with them.
Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners:
Aspartame- Found in most anything that is labeled “diet” or “sugar-free” and the most dangerous in my opinion)- linked to depression, blindness, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, various forms of cancers, suicidal tendencies, and many more serious issues.
Sucralose- bloating, nausea, diarrhea, headache, anxiety and skin rashes.
Saccharin or Sweet n Low- linked to cancer
Tagalose or Naturlose- flatulence, bloating, nausea, and diarrhea

These are just a few of the side effects associated with these deadly chemicals, and I would argue some health issues haven’t even been uncovered yet.

The best thing you can do for your body and health is to go back to nature. Natural sugar will not kill you, make you crazy, or sick.
Here are the good natural forms of sugar that your body needs. All of these help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and are diabetic friendly.

-Natural sugars from fresh fruit
-Organic Raw Honey
-Organic Agave Netcar
-Stevia
-Xylitol- occurs naturally in some fruits, grains, and vegetables
-Organic Maple Syrup ( NOT Aunt Jemima!)

To find out more about the effects of artificial sweeteners click here

Feeling Inflammed?

GOOD MORNING TO YOU!

Sometimes I may feel achy and puffy and need some extra care. The problem is I don’t need a pill or a drug to just take away the side effects, I usually need nutrition to help me balance myself out again.

I am talking about inflammation, and when I do and don’t need your help. Sometimes I naturally get inflammation and this is ok cause it helps us fight off a colds or illness together, but often my joints hurt and cells ache because I am getting too much acid and bad stuff coming in.

So read below some of the natural and healthy tips that can help you and I reduce this bad inflammation without having to turn to drugs.

Make it a great day, I know you will!

I Love You!
Your Body

inflammation-in-the-bodyHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY:
HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION NATURALLY

While know one knows how many Americans suffer from inflammation, there are many common health issues that are directly related to inflammation in the body such as arthritis, fybromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and even just the common aches and pains. Here is a list of 5 natural ways you can diminish inflammatory responses in the body without having to turn to prescription drugs.

  1. Pineapple- this tasty fruit is great for minimizing inflammation and has bromelain in it which is an antioxidant that boosts your immunity naturally.
  2. Spinach- this might veggie is packed full of carotenoids, one kind of inflammation-reducing antioxidant and also contains vitamin E.
  3. Hemp Seed Oil- has gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) to further fight inflammation. Be sure to use only unrefined organic oils.
  4. Tumeric- this zesty spice is great in dressings, on salads, in soups, or in tea and contains curcumin, a substance that actively reduces inflammation.
  5. Broccoii- is packed with vitamin C and plenty of calcium. This tasty veggie helps to fight eye inflammation as well.