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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!

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Pass the Salt Please

Hey there!

Sometimes I might get a cold and need some extra care. So what are the things that really help me get better? You may be thinking antibiotics from the doctor, and while sometimes I do need those, most of the time I can my system back on track with some natural remedies that really get me going again!

One of the things that I need a lot of, but you always give me the wrong kind, is salt. My body craves salt but not the table salt kind that makes me feel puffy and thirsty. This kind of salt is loaded with minerals, has antibacterial properties and can really help me heal. Read up on how these two forms of salt can make you and I feel extra fantastic!

Here’s to spicing things up a bit!

I Love You!
Your Body

pink-salt_300HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: FEEL BETTER BY ADDING MORE SALT TO YOUR DIET!

You may not have ever realized this, but not all salt is created equal. There is salt that is bad for the body, which would be our everyday table salt, and then there is salt that the body actually is deficient in and needs more of. Sodium chloride, which the element that is left after salt is chemically cleaned, is the main ingredient of table salt. Because the salt has been processed this is not its natural form, and the body recognizes it as a foreign thing. When regular salt is cleaned it is stripped of over 60 important trace minerals that we really need, then of course the manufactures add more chemicals to make it even worse for us.

So what kind of salt should we be eating? The two best kinds of salt to consume regularly are Himalayan Sea Salt and Celtic Salt. These forms of natural salts can do wonders for the body, and are essential to consume daily. Here are some of the amazing health benefits that you can receive from these salts according to Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D.

-Salt is a strong antiseptic and antihistamine.
-Salt extracts excess acidity from our cells, especially our brain cells.
-Salt is necessary for the kidneys to excrete excess acid in the urine.
-Salt is crucial in the treatment of emotional and affective disorders.
-Salt is vital in cancer prevention and treatment.
-Salt helps regulate sleep.
-Salt helps balance blood sugar, and decreases the need for insulin.

Another great natural remedy is to gargle with luke warm water with these salts dissolved in the water, to kick a sore throat or nagging cough.

Did You Forget to Shower….On the Inside?

Hello Sunshine!

Would you ever, ever think of not taking a shower for more than a day or so?  Imagine what you would feel like, and I would look like on the outside if we just stopped showering all together?

Pretty gross picture right? We would probably smell bad, have no friends, and just feel icky all the time.

So my question is, why don’t you shower me on the inside? It is just as important if not more, the only difference is no one can see how stinky and dirty I am in here! So please make it a priority to cleanse me regularly! I love it, and that is how I get clean on the inside.

Lets make us sparkle inside and out!

I Love You!
Your Body

cleanseHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: CLEANSING YOUR BODY ON THE INSIDE

Cleansing the body on the inside is essential to our overall health, just as showering on the outside is. The issue is that most Americans don’t do this regularly, or worse yet, they never do. Without properly cleansing on the inside, the body becomes overloaded with toxins and impurities that get trapped in fat cells, tissues, and organs. We are exposed to these toxins from air, food, and water, and our bodies have to fight daily to protect us. One of the ways it does protect us is to cover extra toxins with fat and water so that we don’t die. Whole body cleansing allows the system to release these impurities easily and safely to ensure that the body can function at the highest potential. Without cleansing regularly our systems and organs get overloaded and start to shut down, leading to illness and disease. Regular cleansing of your vital organs and cells is essential for overall health and vitality. It will increase your energy, boost your immune system, help you lose pounds and inches, gain lean muscle, and make you feel fabulous from the inside out. For more information on full body cleansing click here and watch this short clip

I am Strong to the Finish!

Good Morning!
There is absolutely one thing I can’t live with out and that is protein. The problem is you think I need way more than I really do. Did you know that I actually only need 2.5% protein a day?Unless you are a new-born infant, who needs about 5%, but that was a long time ago.. wasn’t it? 🙂

There is a huge myth out there that we need lots of animal protein to say health and strong. The truth is I can get way more absorbable protein from green leafy vegetables than I can from any animal protein.

It reminds me of that Popeye song, ” I am strong to the finish cause I eat me spinach!” Boy was he ever right!

I am not saying you have to be a vegetarian, but hey, please cut back on the milk, steak, bacon, cheese, and other animal proteins you think I need so much, and replace those with spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, and avocado.

I promise you won’t be disappointed in how strong and buff I can get! Test me… I dare you! 🙂

I Love You!

Your Body

spinach_popeyeHEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: GET MORE PROTEIN FROM VEGGIES NOT ANIMALS

It is a widely accept belief in our society that we need animal protein to be healthy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The truth is that the average American eats between 15-35% protein from calories a day, which is dangerously high. Research, including the China Study, along with many others, has shown over and over again that eating this much protein in your diet from animals increases your risk for Osteoporosis, Cancers, Heart Disease, and many other serious health issues that are running rapid in our society. The FDA has admitted that all animal proteins when they are cooked create carcinogens( this means it causes cancer) in the body. Yet, we keep on ordering our hamburgers with extra cheese.

The best, healthiest, and cheapest way to get adequate amounts of protein in your diet daily is to increase the amount of leafy greens you consume. Spinach for example is 49% protein, Beef is only about 25%! Wow, who knew right? The vegetables with the highest amounts of protein are Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Cauliflower, and Asparagus, to name a few. Of course these are better in the raw form, but if you choose to cook your veggies, try flash steaming them for just a few minutes so that you do not cook all the nutrition out.

How To Keep Me Hydrated

Good Morning!

Even though water will always be my favorite beverage that you put in me, I know sometimes you need to mix it up and drink something that is a little more tasty and fun, especially with Summer coming soon!

There are lots of healthy alternatives to choose from that do NOT include sodas, coffees, artificially flavored waters, sugary fake juices, or alcoholic beverages. In fact, I am begging you not to consume those types of drinks regularly because they are all very bad for our health.

Instead try to add some fun natural flavors to your water like slices of organic fruit like lemons, oranges, or even strawberries. Or just try a new kind of water all together, like Coconut Water!

I can guarantee that keeping me hydrated in a healthy manner will be worth your while!

Bottoms UP!

I Love You,
Your Body

coconut-water-fresh-6HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: STAY HYDRATED WITH COCONUT WATER

It is no surprise that coconut products are becoming more popular than ever. This powerful superfood makes some of the most beneficial health products on the market today. One of those products is Coconut Water. A great natural way to stay hydrated to drink coconut water. Not only does it taste great, but it is super refreshing and provides the body with much needed nutrients.
Here are some of the amazing things that coconut water can do for you!
-Coconut water is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.

-Studies show that cytokinins ( kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.

-Coconut water contains a substantial amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. These electrolytes help to replenish electrolyte deficiency in the body due to diarrhea or dehydration.

-It has naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, and RNA polymerases. These enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.

-It is packed with minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium and maganese.

-Provides the body with a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential because the body needs to get them from external sources to replenish.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rocks!

Hey you!

Remember the saying… “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” I always liked that jingle.. but what they should have said is “A tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar a day, keeps the doctor away.”

There are lots of things that I have to do everyday for you to ward off sickness and disease, keep us in balance, and make sure we are feeling our best. Sometimes I need some extra help from certain nutrients to make this happen. Apple Cider Vinegar is one of my favorite things!

Yes, I know it smells like feet, but hey just plug your nose give me some and I will do all the dirty work on the inside!

You know I looooooove to help you out!

I LOVE YOU,
Your Body

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: USE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DAILY  Apple-Cider-Vinegar

There are so many health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, too many to name here, but it is one of the most powerful super foods and natural healing remedies out there. You can drink it alone, in tea, use it for cooking/juicing, and it makes a great salad dressing.
Here are some of the amazing benefits it can offer your body
1. 1 tablespoon of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after a meal has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.
2.Raw Apple Cider Vinegar may help improve bowel irregularity, thereby removing toxins from the body at a faster rate.
3.Helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes giving a smoother texture and complexion.
4.Raw Apple Cider vinegar may also help with joint pain and stiffness.
5.Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them. For this reason, many diets include ACV in their regimen.

There is also research indicating that ACV helps to reduce imbalances in glucose in the body and is highly beneficial for Diabetics.

Also, if you feel a cold coming on, add 2 tablespoons of ACV to hot water, some raw organic honey, and a squeeze of lemon to help boost your immunities and reduce infection in your body.

By far the best brand of ACV I have used and researched is by Bragg’s. Most local health food stores will care this product, so go out and get your ACV today!

 

Crazy For Coconuts

When we were babies we got super strong off our Mommy’s milk, but now that we are older it is hard to know what kind of milk is really good for us. Isn’t it?

You have been told your whole life that cow’s milk, “Does a Body Good!” but I have to tell you the truth….. I don’t really like it at all!!

In fact, it can make me really sick and slow if I have too much of it. But hey the good news is you’re trying, but the bad news is I am not a baby cow so this milk stuff just needs to go!

My intuition says that there are lots of other choices for “milk” type options out there we just have to look a little harder.

I know you will!

Gosh, I love our chats… and I LOVE YOU!!

YOUR BODY

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: SKIP THE DAIRY BUT GRAB THE COCONUT MILK     coconutmilk

Not only is coconut milk super delicious, but it is highly nutritious too! This tasty beverage is a wonderful alternative for regular milk and provides the body with many essential nutrients that are much better for you that what is in cow’s milk. It is better for the environment to drink, costs about the same as regular milk, is great for cooking and baking, and kids love it too!
Coconut in most forms is a powerful healing superfood that can help the body with a multitude of health issues. One of the benefits of coconut milk is that it contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). The MCFAs in coconut oil are easily digested, absorbed, and put to use nourishing the body. Unlike other fats, they put little strain on the digestive system and provide a quick source of energy necessary to promote healing. This is important for patients who are using every ounce of strength they have to overcome serious illness or injury. MCFA are even added to infant formulas to ensure proper health in new borns.

If you are a coffee drinker a great alternative to toxic coffee creamers is to add coconut milk creamer to your coffee drinks or even teas.

The bottom line is there is no reason to drink a ton of cow’s milk because you can substitute with a healthy alternative that is even more delicious and does not harm your body in any way.