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TODAY’S TIP: SAY NO TO HIGH SUGAR “HYDRATING” DRINKS – LATER GATOR-ADE!

9 Aug

Hydration is essential to performance, safety and comfort during exercise. If it’s hard, long and intense, the more important it is to drink the proper fluids! Dehydration decreases your performance. Sweating will drop your blood volume which can cause the heart to work over time to circulate blood. These drops in volume lead to muscle cramping, dizziness, fatigue and heat exhaustion. Sport drinks are UNNECESSARY for anyone who is not training for a marathon or Ironman. It is impossible to deplete your body’s stores of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during normal training. So if you are someone who is justifying drinking these high sugar drinks just because you are “hydrating” it is time to stop. This is not helping your body OR your waistline. If you have a fondness for fructose then try these simple solutions in a glass ( not plastic ) of purified or distilled, fluoride-free drinking water. Try a sprig of fresh mint with organic sliced strawberries. The oils in mint will aid in proper digestion, freshen breath and give you a glowing complexion and strawberries are sweet but very low in natural sugar. Or maybe organic cucumbers and lemons. Lemons in your water will burn extra calories just buy drinking it! Use sliced organic oranges and lime for a liberating libation. These are some of my favorite low sugar, complexion friendly mixes… so drink responsibly!

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TODAY’S TIP: STOP DRINKING SODA! HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS! HY(POP)LASIA

4 Aug

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SLOW DOWN & ENJOY YOUR FOOD (Eat with your opposite hand)

26 Mar

BUSY BUSY BUSY! We all seem to live busy lives and this is apparent in our eating as well.  Slowing down your eating WILL give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full a lot sooner than if you shovel food in as quickly as possible.

TRY THIS TIP:   Eat with your opposite hand.  As strange as this sounds, it works.  For all you overeaters out there, or if you are always scarfing down your food way too quickly, slow it down with this technique.  You will become fuller – faster.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

24 Mar

“If we all were responsible meat eaters (organic, humane, and know where we are getting our animal products), then we would not only be healthier and more chemically balanced, but we would be more energetically in tune with our planet.” — Craig Ramsay as heard on The Ricki Lake Show May 2013

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SUPER SUPPORTIVE OF SUPER FOODS!

11 Mar

Imagine if we could lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and improve your state of mind from FOOD??? Well we can!  What a super concept and it can happen from eating super foods. It starts with your choices at the grocery store.

A superfood contains a very high level of certain nutrients. Put these items in your grocery cart:

-Blueberries

-Broccoli

-Oats

-Wild-Caught Salmon

-Ginseng & Green Tea

-Tomatoes

-Walnuts

-Greek Yogurt

-Beans & Lentils

-Basil

-Turmeric

-Goji Berries

-Reishi or Ghada Mushrooms

-Apples

-Aspragus

-Avocados

-Beets

-Bell Peppers

-Brussel Spouts

-Cherries

-Dark Chocolate

-Eggs

-Flax

-Garlic

-Kale

-Lemons/Limes

-Pineapple

-Pumpkin

-Quinoa

-Spinach

-Spirulina

-Sweet Potatoes

-Swiss Chard

-Winter Squash

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Responsible Eating – “The Story of an Egg” PBS Online Film Festival 2013

11 Feb

http://video.pbs.org/video/2339515762

Where do you get your eggs? Don’t let watching this scare you, ignorance is not bliss because we do have options, we have a voice, and we have money to spend which influences change.  Protect our Animals and our Environment.

I personally believe knowing this info and making the “Better Choices” in life help us energetically which in turn makes us healthier and happier.

 

ARE YOU FULL OF CRAP???

10 Feb

Fast food – leads to fast health issues.  I came across this video when I googled McDONALDS french fries because I had a feeling their fries are NOT vegan. I am correct, these fries are not even vegetarian. Please watch to learn the facts.

No more sugar coating. (Sugar is Shit Part 4)

29 Jan

Finishing off the conversation regarding unhealthy sugars such as Sucrose (table sugar), Dextrose (corn sugar) & High Fructose Corn Syrup.

These Sugars Can:

41. Increase your body’s fluid retention.

42. Make your tendons more brittle.

43. Cause headaches, including migraines.

44. Cause hormonal imbalances such as – increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.

45. Cause dizziness.

46. Slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.

47. Cause high blood pressure in obese people.

48. Cause gum disease.

49. Worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

50.  Compromise the lining of your capillaries.

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Still on the Sugar High (Sugar is Shit Part 3)

27 Jan

The list continues & continues & then continues.

The Average American/Canadian consumes approximately 2-3 lbs of sugar EACH WEEK.  Sucrose (table sugar), Dextrose (corn sugar) & High Fructose Corn Syrup. These Sugars can:

21.  Cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels & eventually diabetes.

22.  Contribute to osteoporosis.

23.  Cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.

24.  Increase your systolic blood pressure.

25.  Lower your Vitamin E levels.

26. Cause food allergies.

27.   Interfere with your absorption of protein.

28.  Cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

29.  Change the structure of protein & cause a permanent alternation of the way the proteins act in your body.

30.  Impair the structure of your DNA.

31.   Cause toxemia during pregnancy.

32.   Contribute to eczema in children.

33. Cause emphysema.

34.  Cause cataracts & nearsightedness.

35.   Make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

36.  Impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.

37.   Damage your pancreas.

38.   Increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.

39.  Increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.

40. Lower the ability of enzymes to function.

 

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So long SWEETIE! (Sugar is shit! Part 2)

22 Jan

Continuing yesterday’s post with another 10 reasons why sucrose (table sugar) dextrose (corn sugar) and high fructose corn syrup are harming your health.

Sugar can:

11.  Contribute to obesity.

12.   Greatly assist the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

13.  Lead to other addictions.

14.  Cause autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis & asthma.

15. Cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, & periodontal disease.

16. Cause hemorrhoids.

17. Elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

18. Cause gallstones.

19. Cause varicose veins.

20.  Cause appendicitis.

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