How to Stay Healthy on A Cruise – PART 1

I am headed on a cruise in 5 days and there are certain “essential” items that I pack. I am doing a series on “How to Stay Healthy on a Cruise”.  PART 1 are the supplements I pack

The last thing you want is to be sick on a cruise that is packed with activity and exploring and relaxation time.

The first is my supplements. Here are my essentials

  1. Multi antioxidant and Mineral

Supplies carefully balanced levels of high-quality vitamins and antioxidants and a balanced range of supplements and essential minerals and trace minerals  that absorb well into the body.

2. Hepasil

On a cruise the liver is going to be doing extra work!  Almost every nutrient you consume—food, drinks, medications, and supplements—goes through your liver. That’s where the nutrients are broken down into a form your body can use, or altered and eliminated from your system. I take 3 tablets of Hepasil every night to balance the body’s natural detoxification processes. The main ingredient is milk thistle extract—one of the most powerful currently known antioxidants. Milk thistle helps increase the amount and activity of several antioxidant enzymes involved in detoxification (including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the glutathione peroxidase system).

3. Melatonin called Pure Rest

Contains melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone synthesized in the brain that regulates sleep and wake cycles

4. Probiotic

Modulates the body’s natural immune response. A carefully selected blend of probiotic bacteria that can survive the harsh environment of your stomach to support healthy digestion and immune function. And in a convenient stick pack.

5. Vitamin D

Vitamin D has been estimated to regulate somewhere between 200-300 genes and likely why vitamin D has been linked to so many health outcomes. Despite its importance, a significant portion of the population is deficient in Vitamin D.

6. Chap Stick

Just have to keep those lips soft!

 

CLICK HERE to order your HEALTHY CRUISE PACK

 

The Path to Create Health In One Phone Call

dr-karen-relaxedYesterday I had a phone call which reminded me of why I chose the “road less traveled” in my career. (The path of creating health versus treating disease). Let me tell you about the call. I will not use names of course to protect confidentiality.

A young man had been experiencing significant daily pain for many years due to an autoimmune condition. When I heard his story, I knew that optimizing his nutrition could really support his health plan. His doctors had suggested the SCD Diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) which had helped him but was too restrictive to keep as a long term lifestyle. I was able to share with him my Clear the Way Detoxification Program.

I explained to him the role of the gut in our immune function and the need for the liver to be supported. I also described the role of Vitamin D in immune function and how optimizing his diet with a low glycemic, nutrient dense eating plan could help him.

He is committed to the Clear the Way Detoxification Program for three months.  I felt such gratitude to be able to help a person in need who has struggled to find solutions to his significant health challenge.

This is why I do what I do. Every day I am able to guide someone on their health journey. We need more voices communicating this message.

I have to give credit to Sanoviv Medical Institute for the opportunity to take groups on my  Health and Education Retreats. It is here that I have learned this functional approach to creating health.

If you feel at all interested in joining me on my next Health and Education Retreat, my next retreat begins on April 1, 2017. CLICK HERE for details.

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If a career path in wellness interests you, CLICK HERE to join me on a webinar on Thursday February 23 about Inspired Wealth – How to Create A Prosperous Wellness Business.

There is so much we can do to support a health -enhancing lifestyle! Let’s get busy!

 

Dietary Recommendations for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes progressive deterioration of memory, thinking, language, and behavior. This gradual loss of brain function occurs over a period of time and has been associated with plaques and tangles in the brain as well as a variety of other causes including genetics, heavy metal toxicity, environmental pollutants (an inability of the body to effectively remove toxins) and oxidative stress. Since Alzheimer’s is a degenerative illness, management of one’s personal health is important. The recommendations below are intended to help reduce symptoms and possibly slow the progression of the disease.

Sanoviv Medical Institute offers amazing health guides with a functional medicine approach to different conditions and these guidelines are form Sanoviv.

Specific Dietary Recommendations

  • Since Alzheimer’s Disease may be associated with food sensitivities, try the Sanoviv Elimination diet which eliminates and helps to identify common food allergens.
  • Strictly avoid all artificial sweeteners (sucralose/Splenda, saccharin, aspartame) and food additives and preservatives (especially Monosodium Glutamate-MSG).
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals by eating organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Eliminate alcohol and caffeine.
  • Eat 4-8 teaspoons of coconut oil daily. The medium chain triglycerides in this organic oil have been shown to help improve Alzheimer’s symptoms. Strictly avoid damaged fats and trans fats (deep fried foods, processed oils) as these may worsen symptoms. Your brain is made up of mostly fats. The right type of fat is beneficial to your brain and thought processes. The wrong type of fat may promote brain degeneration.
  • Drink green tea daily.

For more information about Sanoviv Health Guides go to www.Sanoviv.com or attend one of my Health and Education Retreats at Sanoviv. Learn more HERE