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Nitrates in deli meats what is the truth?

 

What is the scoop on deli meats?

A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.3Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.4These are alarming numbers. Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive: 

 

Why are nitrites in deli meat?

According to the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), sodium nitrite is a salt and an antioxidant that is used to cure ham, bacon and hot dogs. It also stops the growth of botulism-causing bacteria, prevents...

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Fitness Excuses And Myths

 

1. “I would like to work out and eat better more but I’m so busy with work, kids and other activities, I just can’t find the time.”  

 Yes, this is my passion but reality is I have three children and for 3.5 years my husband worked out of state when our children were in the heart of chauffeuring them around to many sporting activities.  So I understand how hard it can be.  But, what is more important than your health?  If you don’t take care of yourself, you aren’t able to function to your maximum potential in your other roles.  Your exercise should be at the top of your priority list, rather than the bottom.  Prioritizing ourselves is a challenge for most of us.  We have good intentions but life takes over. This is where finding an accountability partner comes in and finding an exercise routine fitting into your normal schedule not something you ADD to your list of stuff to do....

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How much does nutrition affect our energy?

 

Does nutrition even matter?

Health Providers now believe that major health diseases are related to nutritional deficiencies. While they used to believe that diseases-such as type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers- were caused by a single gene mutation, they are now attributing these conditions to a network of biological dysfunction. And the food we eat is an important factor in that dysfunction, partly because our diets lack the necessary balance of nutrients. Food naturally has vitamins, minerals, proteins, whole grains, fats/oils, and phytonutrients. The power in these nutrients is endless and can give our body all the energy we need!! Why don’t we get it? When we take our food and process it, add preservatives, genetically modify and even heat our food we change the physical and chemical structure and therefore change the nutrient density. I have 10 nutrition tips to help you eat foods with nutrient power get your energy back right now!  ...

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How do we make a lasting change with your health?

 

What is behavior modification?

Behavior modification is closely related to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in that it helps the person produce better outcomes in life. However, instead of focusing on negative thinking patterns or ideas, behavior modification focuses on how the conversations in your head leads us into feeling a certain way and then we DO certain action or behaviors. As long as those actions or behaviors are in alignment with what we want everything is great! If it is not then it sends us into destructive habits. 

We have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, and 80% of those thoughts are negative thoughts and 90% of our thoughts are the same thoughts everyday!! Yikes! Even if we could change 1% of those thoughts to be positive think of the impact we can make on our lives! By taking the time to understand your thoughts, words or conversations we can understand the HUGE impact they can have on our lives. We can't possibly think about all 60,000 thoughts...

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How to Eat to Burn Fat?

 

There are many ways to eat different combination of foods to get weight loss results but today we want to talk about how to stabilize your blood sugar so your body believes you have enough. When your body believes it is stable and there is plenty of healthy food sources (vitamins and minerals) it releases the stored fat rather than holding onto it. The goal of our body is to get rid of excess unless it believes your energy source is scarce then it will hold onto fat.

We believe the best way to achieve this is to "Eat In 3's". This simple way of eating allows for your body to stabilize your blood sugar for longest length of time eliminating cravings, energy dips and fat burning to begin. 

How does "Eating In 3's" work? You choose a healthy carbohydrate (fruits and veggies), healthy protein and healthy fat. It is very simple! And fast food doesn't get any faster than fresh fruits and veggies!  

Here are a list of Eating In 3's Snack Ideas: 

  1. String cheese with...
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What is the silent killer?

 

Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. Autoimmune diseases are considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. They come in many different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, Chrohns, Ulcerative colitis, celiac, graves, pancreatitis, hepatitis, chronic thyroiditis, hashimotos disease and more. It can cause many different types of symptoms all over the body that range from mild to severe in nature. 

What are autoimmune diseases?

Although there are many different types of autoimmune diseases and they can affect many different organs, at their core they are all similar in that they are an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads your body to attack itself. Your immune system has a very sophisticated system for keeping you safe that leads it to identify all of the foreign substances that enter your body...

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Frustrated with repeating same destructive habits?

 

Behavior modification is a word most people avoid or are not really sure what it means. Here is a simple definition: Behavior modification is getting consciously aware of the conversations in your head, especially the ones keeping you in destructive patterns, and making adjustments to these conversations so change is easy. The key is asking questions to allow you to see what is ACTUALLY happening when you make destructive decisions. These empowering questions help you take a closer look at the conversations we have in our head so we have understanding and motivation to embrace change. Usually we spend so much time focusing on the action or diet to temporarily guide us and skip the behavior modification step keeping us repeating the same destructive patterns and not ever making a lasting change.

We want your perspective to create win-win opportunities so decision making and handling stress becomes as easy and habitual as getting dressed or brushing your teeth, it’s a way of...

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Exhausted? No Time? Feeling like life is stressful?

 

My family struggles with the balance of caring for our vulnerable adult father. Most of the burden falls on me because I am POA. This week I discovered the power of communication and conscious awareness as I dealt with possibly putting my father on hospice, medication mishaps, family tensions, extra appointments and phone calls dealing with the mishaps, and sadly watching how others care for my father as if he is an object rather than a human with no voice trapped in his body. All of this is happening while I am running my business, and taking care of my (3) dependent children (my poor husband gets put on the back burner during weeks like these). I realized how grateful I was to be able to go thru IPEC's program (life coaching certification). I was given an amazing opportunity to take an ELI Assessment (Energy Leadership Index) teaching me how to effectively communicate and understand my frustrations, anger and stress that life so often presents us. This assessment helps you...

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What is Conscious Circles?

 

My specialty is behavior modification and this means I help people discover the conversations in their head keeping themselves stuck in destructive patterns. We have many tools to discover which of our 60,000 thoughts per day are holding us back. I want to introduce Conscious Circling as one of those tools. This is a fairly new concept but was created to provide a safe and open space for a small group of individuals to share and be heard.  Most circles form for the most basic reason of feeling supported with no other outcome or intention.  And these are very powerful yet simple formats to support and transform all who seek it. While in the circle, everyone creates intentions and accountability in all aspects of their life and many times the safe space creates opportunity for individuals to get answers by diving deeper into there understanding between conscious circling sessions. 

Why would we do this? Most of the time this group is for people who are seeking more...

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