What if I told you there was something you could do to decrease your depression, level out your mood swings, get better sleep, lose weight, fight disease and improve your overall health? Most of us would spend loads of money on whatever pill we had to take to get these results, am I right? Now what if I told you that the change is totally free? Too good to be true! What’s the catch? The catch is there is nothing you can add to medicine cabinet that could help you to achieve all of these results. It isn’t anything you can add at all, but something you must give up. Sugar. I know, now you’re thinking, “Great another health nut here to preach about diet fads”, but bear with me. I am not here to preach at all, simply to let you know that if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, disease or weight issues (I think I just described the entire population of America..) Sugar could be the cause of some, or all, of these symptoms.
“I’m trying to be healthier. But being healthy means cutting SO much out of my diet, it’s impractical! So, what the heck CAN I eat?”
A lot! There are so many options that are actually delicious and easy to make...once you get the hang of it. And, it can be fun to find foods that not only add to your health, but taste amazing! I really have enjoyed the creativity of recreating recipes of some of my favorite comfort foods, in a healthy way.
Transitioning into an organic, whole food diet can take time to get used to. If doing it all at once is too much, make small changes little by little.
Do the Holidays mean “Automatic Weight Gain” to You? If they do, you are among the many who simply accept that they’ll gain 10 to 20 pounds during the next two months. I want to point out that it doesn’t need to happen to you! You may want to consider just WHY those sweets and other delicacies, not normally available to you during the rest of the year, are too tempting to pass up at this particular time.
Cumin seed, the essential Indian spice that is an exotic addition to several dishes. I add this spice to my dish not only for an amazing flavor, but also for one of the many health benefits; cumin seed can assist you in weight loss.
Add a teaspoon of cumin seed to a glass of water and bring it to boil. Once the water changes color to brown, turn the stove off. Let it cool and pour yourself a glass of this delicious water. If your goal is to lose weight have an 8 ounce glass of this in the morning and again before dinner.
Today I want to talk about collagen. Unfortunately, as we age our bodies get depleted of so many nutrients and other vitally important things that keep us moving and happy with ourselves. Lacking in collagen hits home in a big way for me because I’ve always had beautiful skin, people have always commented on my skin, and now it’s what I dislike most about myself when I look in the mirror. I’ve been looking closely for a supplement to help me restore the collagen levels I need to improve elasticity, vibrancy, and hydration. I came across the top 10 collagen killers, which I will talk about, but first, here are some facts about collagen from Dr. Axe:
SEVEN MYTHS AND SEVEN TRUTHS ABOUT THE KETO DIET from DR. AXE
Myth 1: Carbs are an essential nutrient for good health.
Truth 1: There are essential proteins and essential fatty acids, but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.
Need a Boost? Why I Started Incorporating Beef Liver into My Diet, And Why You Should Too by Chef Paige G
Tonight, I finally did something that I have been meaning to do for quite a while. I cooked Tacos using what is called beef boost instead of regular ground beef. What is beef boost, you ask? Beef boost is a blend of the ground beef everyone knows and loves with beef liver (The beef boost I bought is 90% ground beef to 10% liver).
If you are like me, the idea of eating liver is not very appetizing. Trust me, I was not expecting something to salivate over... I was pretty sure it would taste pretty gross actually. Then WHY was I so excited to start cooking with this boost? Because I know how great eating organ meat is for our bodies, and I was ready to bite the bullet and start benefiting from this powerful superfood…yes, I said superfood.
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the hot new phrase that is being used all across the health and fitness community. It is an eating pattern, rather than a diet, that goes between periods of fasting and feasting. There are different ways to accomplish this style of eating, but the most popular patterns are highlighted below.
• 16/8 protocol-skip breakfast, restrict eating period to 8 hours (ex: 12-8pm), and fast for 16 hours
• 24 hour protocol-fast for 24 hours, once or twice per week
•5:2 protocol-eat normally, then consume 500-600 calories on two non-consecutive days in the week
Everyone knows how important is is to work out, gain muscle mass and improve performance, but if you’re not eating the right nutrition you can definitely hinder you performance.
So which foods should you include in your pre-workout and why? According to Dr. Axe, keep reading.
Fats get a bad rap in society, almost to the extent of them being feared like they are the plague! News alert: Healthy fats are crucial to a well balanced diet and overall cell and body function. To not bore you with the science of what fats are, I will provide a small snippet into the benefits of fats and which foods to incorporate into your diet.
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