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Be Your Own Health Detective PART 1

One of my goals in my life is to teach people to be their own Health Detective. Our bodies are comprised of many interdependent systems and when there is an imbalance in one area it affects the inner workings of others.

I call the skin our “second mouth” as it is the barrier for all the environmental “food” we are exposed to (internal/external) .With your skin being your largest organ at approximately 20 square feet for a 120lb. person – it is our first line of defense. It has major functions to perform:

  • detoxification
  • filtration
  • protection
  • temperature regulation
  • absorption of nutrients
  • a sensor connecting us to the outside world.

With all these bodily responsibilities the skin has, you can see how something in our environment (internal/external) can cause a response that may trigger the skin to perform differently in its attempt to return to its natural state of wellness. By slowing down enough to see the skin’s responses as the clues they are – we can begin to uncover and detect the best route for our return journey to balance and well-being.

Yet, often we forget about taking care of our skin as an organ!

CLICK HERE for my FREE EBOOK called Love the Skin You’re Living In – 10 Habits for Glowing Skin

PART 2 of being a HEALTH DETECTIVE will look closer at how the skin gives us messages and how to listen!

Sugar is our #1 Recreational Drug of Choice

One of my favorite snacks is frozen yogurt. I always get the fat free variety!

Well…. when you look at the ingredients label and sugar content, I am  better off eating a candy bar!

I thought low-fat yogurt was supposed to be good for me??? Think again……..So now the research is taking a turn and looking at a new villain causing lifestyle diseases: SUGAR!!!!

Sugar, and refined flours create conditions in the brain  similar to what happens with cocaine and heroine. Sugar and flour can affect your brain just like drugs of abuse. Research shows that rats already addicted to cocaine and heroine will SWITCH and turn to sugar, that’s how powerful it is!  It’s the refining process that makes sugar and flour so dangerous to our brains!!

My 5 Day Sugar Cleanse is the  beginning of re-wiring your brain chemistry and down regulating the cravings that you have become so accustomed to. After the 5 days I was amazed that I had no sugar cravings. My brain was so used to being stimulated by that oh so amazing sugar rush.

Within the 5 days I send daily e-mails with information about nutrition, the negative effects of sugar, research, etc. to motivate you throughout the week

EDUCATION  + PRACTICAL APPLICATION + ACCOUNTABILITY = OPTIMAL HEALTH

My next 5 Day SUGAR CLEANSE BEGINS FEBRUARY 5th CLICK HERE to join

 

 

Confessions of A Cereal Killer

Sugary cereal is one of the worst things you can have for breakfast. A major part of my Sugar Buster Program is giving up cereal! Yet millions of people around the world use this as their breakfast food of choice. Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar be considered a decent breakfast?

How did we come to believe that eating something that’s 50 percent sugar is part of a ‘complete balanced breakfast? People are waking up and breakfast cereal has seen its sales decline in recent years.

If cereal is brightly colored, it is probably full of sugar!

Here are some of  the “worst offenders”

  1. Froot Loops is 41.4 Percent Sugar. A 35-gram serving  contains 14.5 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 3.6 sugar packets.
  2. Apple jacks is 43% sugar. 35 grams of Apple Jacks contains the equivalent of 3.8 packets of sugar, 15 grams.
  3. Captain Crunch is 44.4% sugar, A a 35-gram serving is equivalent to 3.9 sugar packets.

Need I go on? I recommend ditching the cereal and choosing a breakfast that has a healthy fat and a healthy protein.

A solution I recommend is having dinner for breakfast. Think protein and whole carbohydrates like vegetables and salad.

Need some help with your healthy meal planning?. CLICK HERE to book a functional health coaching session with me and set yourself a plan that will work long term. Having a plan works!