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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...
We all have those excuses as to why we don't eat healthy or exercise. This is my passion and I still have ways I keep myself stuck in destructive patterns. The key to making a change is awareness! When you become aware of what you are saying or doing to get you in those habits, this is when you can change it. If you don't even know what you are doing there is no way you will make a change. The first step is to know what you are saying. Let's look at the most common excuses.
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...
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! ...
So much of our life we are in auto pilot mode. Just doing without really thinking about why we do things. People who are successful become consciously aware and see the opportunities in this world. They look for the solution or look for another perspective to get a solution. Followers think, see and talk about the problems. Life is here to support you....look for the support and/or solution!
In order to stay into this mindset we need to define a few words like: behavior modification and auto pilot. These are modes we all fall into on a daily basis and keep us stuck in destructive patterns. The key to making lasting changes is AWARENESS! When we make conscious choices we get in the flow because we decide on where we are going instead of life happening to us! When you feel like life is just happening to you this becomes stressful and frustrating. Let's start with defining these terms.
What is behavior modification?
Behavior modification is closely related to...
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:
Autoimmune conditions affect over 42% 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. And 3 out of 5 people worldwide have chronic inflammation. 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. Over long term chronic inflammation leads to chronic inflammatory diseases like: stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, heart disorders, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
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...
The Simple Solution To Stopping Yourself From Repeatedly Making The Same Mistakes
We all have experienced times when we keep repeating destructive habits even after we came up with the “perfect” plan to stop doing “it”. Most of us don't even know we are constantly talking to ourselves influencing our every move and how we feel. In fact, everyone has approximately 60,000 thoughts every day. Paying attention to these conversations is the first step to making a lasting healthy change with our destructive habits. They are very influential and most of us do not even know these private conversations are leaving us vulnerable to life just happening to us and disabling us!
Why I Know This?
I first started this road of REALLY understanding my destructive talk when my husband and I were ready for divorce. My husband’s business was ready to file for bankruptcy after failing to recover from the 2008 economy crash and we were at an all time low. I felt like...
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...
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...
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