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Your Fat Cells Are Multiplying When You Least Expect It

Adipogenesis made me fat… We’ve known for some time that fat cells and and will multiply. Previous belief has been that fat cells could only increase in number under certain circumstances such as extreme weight gain or at certain times in a person’s life-cycle, such as during pregnancy and during late childhood and early puberty.

But a study on lower body fat cells is making big waves. Researchers found that a gain of only approximately 1.6 kilograms of lower body fat resulted in the creation of 2.6 billion new adipocytes in just 8 weeks. This confirmed that lower body fat accumulates quickly through fat cell multiplication.

I found this to be very interesting because my husband’s issues with weight didn’t start until after his first leg injury, where he didn’t walk for six months. And then for me by two big gains have been post miscarriage So of course the last time my husband was finally almost to his goal… he broke his knee cap and then had shoulder surgery. It seems like the more he would try to feed to build when he was recovering, the common muscle feeding tip that body builders use, the less results he was seeing. This I believe has to do with all of that.

So what can you do to stop some of this and create apoptosis, or fat cell die off?

Inhibition of adipogenesis creates this induction of apoptosis!!

Piceatannol is a metabolite of highly bioavailable resveratrol and in natural foods. Piceatannol is structurally related to resveratrol except for one small modification, and is found in plants alongside resveratrol, and so it’s in your almonds, your blackberries, your grapes. In 2003 studies prompted research interest in piceatannol and its effect on these diseases. They found in one study that it blocked LMP2A, a viral protein-tyrosine kinase implicated in leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other diseases associated with Epstein Barr Virus. A 2012 Purdue University study found that fat cells in culture, in the presence of piceatannol, alters the timing of gene expressions, gene functions and insulin action, resulting in the delay or complete inhibition of adipogenesis. Could this be why in the 7 weeks on the T30 along you can continue to lose that dreaded belly fat?

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I am using a highly bioavailable whole foods berry/grape supplement to see if that support can help create that apoptosis and kill off some of those billions of new fat cells I’ve created through the ups and downs in life, as well as my vegan protein shakes (but you could also use the new Bar that is soy-free).We’re also trying a new program I’ve created called ‘Paleo Blocks’… you know who gets to be the guinea pig for all of my tests, right? 😉 I’ll share when it’s tweaked just right and let you know. But in the mean time make sure you try out my FREE 5 Day Meal plan, and order the Paleo Vegeo program, Nourished In 30 on Amazon.. a real steal priced for everyone!!

Bija Super Brownie Protein Bar for the Super Bowl 2017

Time for recovery … or just noshing during the Super Bowl with the yummy nummy flavors of chocolate and nut butter blended together in this brownie-like recovery treat.

Bija Super Brownie Protein Bar
Total Time: 1 hr., 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Yield: 4 bars
Ingredients:
• 1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Mix
• 1 scoop Vanilla Vegan Mix
• ½ cup hemp nut butter (recipe here)
• ½ cup date puree *{See Recipe Below}
• ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats or organic coconut flakes
Preparation:
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Freeze for at least 90 minutes in an 8″ x 8″ pan.
4. Remove from freezer, cut into 4 squares.
recovery bar recipe Super Bowl Food
It’s important to know that muscles store glycogen and they use that during hard exercise and that’s why recovery is so important. Research showed that your muscles are most receptive for the effect of insulin in the first two hours after a good workout, and so you need to eat carbs and get that insulin level as high as possible with the kind of food you eat. To raise your insulin levels you need to eat food with a high glycemic index, like oats and dates. The ideal balance between carbohydrates and protein to maximize insulin production yet not slow down the digestion is a ration of four to one. So, you need to add a little bit of protein to your post-training meal.

Date Puree:

Not unlike figs, dates are wonderful for the stomach, bones and blood. They are rich in minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper and manganese, and help to promote bowel regularity. Their complex natural sugar constitution makes them great for energy and will boost your metabolism.
Date puree can also be substituted for 1 cup of sugar in any recipe. To make your puree just 1 cup pitted dates with 1/2 – 1 cup hot water until a thick paste is made.

Glutithione, the unsung antioxidant in a mom’s routine

Glutathione is the most powerful, prevalent antioxidant in your body? Increasing your glutathione level will naturally increase your energy, detoxify your body and strengthen your immune system. WOW! Who out there reading this doesn’t need to increase your energy. I think every mom I know could use a little more of this… and without the diet soda. Also I find a lot of women I know suffer with PCOS, which can zap your energy, and even more… make it had to even reduce those dreaded fat deposits. A recent study they found that women that struggle with weight loss for a variety of reasons showed a significant decrease in GSH (Glutathione) level, a significant increase in DNA strand breakage and H2O2-induced DNA damage. That means a susceptibility to ovarian cancer. As well glutahtione  support diet change, sleep, exercise and mommy stress reduction. Yes… stress reduction!! So I’m just going to recommend if you are a mom, looking to change your health, or if you have struggled to lose weight, take a look at how you can improve your glutathione levels.

In the studies I’ve viewed they found that for best results they recommend you also supplement with N-Acetyl Cysteine to help the body absorb the glutathione, as well as to support it in leveling off the insulin condition. What is NAC? Well cysteine is found in beta-keratin, the main protein in nails, skin and hair. It helps maintain a healthy, youthful appearance by encouraging collagen production and skin elasticity. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a form of the amino acid cysteine that is most easily absorbed from supplements, and in fact some of the studies looking into this supplement have made it an obviously “NO” to add in as far as I’m concerned. Sulfer rich foods contain all of the natural NAC that you need, and so the easiest way for me to get enough has been with the making sure I get the best quality and potency of my fruits and vegetables rather than using some of those NAC supplements. Glutathione levels vary widely among fruits and vegetables due to environmental factors and the plant’s phase of development, and so it’s important you know where your food is coming from.  And following the plant based proteins again to support this I think of green as a precursor of the strong detoxifier, glutathione. Ta-da!! Amazing isn’t it! Nature is amazing!

What is everyone else … saying about Glutathione

“GSH (Glutathione) is the unsung antioxidant…the one that makes all the others work.” ~Robert C. Atkins, MD

“Glutathione circulates constantly throughout your body neutralizing free radicals and removing dangerous waste products and toxins from your system while increasing your level of energy. When your Glutathione level is high, your overall health is high. You feel good and you look good. You fight off minor illnesses quickly, you have plenty of energy, and you feel mentally and physically alert… you’re at an optimal level of good health.” ~Alan Pressman, DC, Phd, CCN
“Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease.” Breakthrough In Cell-Defense By: Dr. Allan Somersall, Ph.D., M.D. with Dr. Gustavo Bounous, M.D. FRCS(C)

“Glutathione promotes longevity, protects the body against heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, psoriasis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and boosts the immune system strength and is useful fighting autoimmune diseases and other health problems of older adults.”GSH Your Body’s Most Powerful Protector GLUTATHIONE, Third Edition By: Jimmy Gutman, MD, FACEP

“Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins.”
“Glutathione levels also diminsh as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency.”
“Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases.”
“Because all other antioxidants depend upon the presence of glutathione to function properly, scientists call it ‘the master antioxidant’.” From booklet: “Glutathione: Essential Health AID – Antioxidant. Immune Booster. Detoxifier” By: Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD, FACEP

“Glutathione has potent anti-viral properties – if you raise the glutathione level you can stop the replication of most any…intracellular pathogen…but glutathione deficiency produces a pro-viral effect.” Paul Cheney, MD

If you are reading this and amazed… then msg me to learn more about the one simple change you can do to raise your levels of glutathione with whole foods.

The Superfood vs the Real Food?

How necessary are these new exotic foods to an otherwise healthful diet filled with real whole foods? Do people need to supplement their lunches with pitaya and baobab? A new warning that a diet rich in regularly produced fruits and vegetables (you mean like carrots, broccoli, bananas?… like our whole foods supplements) is probably sufficient for health and energy and that unusual foods (think “superfoods”) can be unpredictable and even possibly harmful. Many of us don’t think about the way it could impact the absorption of our regular meals, or how it may interact unfavorably with your daily medication. Some would argue that because of serious soil depletion, toxic pollution, and fast moving pace in our lifestyles that in the modern world eating regular old farmed food just isn’t enough to be healthy anymore. I get that, we need to bridge the gap. So yes, supplementation is key. But that doesn’t mean we need to bridge the gap with some special, amazing foods from a far away land.

We were just talking the other day, myself, Dr. Mitra Ray, and another friend, Linda, about these foods from other countries and one of those is quinoa . So let’s talk about that because many of those that jump on the Transform 30 diet think “gluten-free = quinoa”.  Obviously it is a nutrient-dense, gluten-free grain. That’s why my family originally used it. It comes from the Andes, where it has grown alongside potatoes, with roaming llamas and alpaca for thousands of years. Guess what? My family doesn’t use quinoa at all anymore. With the huge demand in Europe and the United States to have more healthy, gluten-free grains, quinoa—which is very high in protein—has become very popular, especially among foodies.

So now, Bolivians cannot afford to buy quinoa, and the quinoa-growing region of the country is also the most malnourished because those who grow quinoa for export now purchase refined grains to eat from the store. In Peru, quinoa now costs more than chicken. As well their own soil now faces decreased soil fertility, as farmers mine their soil to grow quinoa year after year to meet our demand, instead of using traditional methods of rotating their crops with animal pastures to restore fertility and prevent erosion. Asparagus production for export in Peru as well has led to water shortages that locals need.

In India, farmers have seen groundwater levels drop, and have been forced to go further down for water. From 180 or 190 feet, and now even as far down as 550 feet. And the water is getting dirtier, and is polluted more and more with pesticides and chemicals.

Then we get into that which rises to buying local. Transportation costs of food is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. A basic diet of imported products can use four times the energy and produce four times the emissions of an equivalent diet from domestic and local foods.

And many of our own precious resources have been “wildcrafted” to almost an extinction in their natural habitats, and this includes considering the growing essential oil business that I love.

Simply put, the richest nations in the world for the most part, are eating their way through ecosystems all over the world, and without a concern for where our future is going. If you want to be organic, you want to be engaged in the “green” discussion, then you have to admit that you are still a consumer, even if you are eating gluten-free quinoa and fair trade chocolate. Over-consumption and sustainability are not compatible to this lifestyle, no matter how eco-friendly we try to be about it. So we need to stop feeling like it’s our right to eat superfoods every day, on demand.

The people who grow it for us often don’t have enough to eat at all because of it. And we need to think globally starting now. That brings me to the Juice Plus+ farm to capsule initiative. Juice Plus+ starts with farm fresh produce that, whenever possible, is carefully grown by midsize family farmers for the best quality nutrition. To avoid shipping the fruits and vegetables long distances, which would compromise their nutritional value, The Juice Plus+ Company locates juicing and drying facilities as close to its farmers as possible. And when that’s not possible, they use a process called Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) to lock in the nutrients of each fruit and vegetable before they have time to degrade. This also allows for a consistent supply of Juice Plus regardless of the growing season. Think about the foods, and the vibrations that you get from it. Why it feels so much better to eat something you grew in your Tower Garden, instead of purchased at the store from the organic farmer in Chile. I know that I am one to talk, because I love my hemp milk so much… but at some point we have to reduce, and now may be the time.

 

 

Release Toxic Energy Before 2017

Now is the time to let go of the toxic energies you’ve been dragging around. We all do it. We pack them up, carry them like honored treasures. Even I have done this for far too long. I started unfollowing people on Facebook this year, and it felt good. I just let them go. I didn’t unfriend them, I didn’t hate them, I just released them to open up space for the joyful people that I care the most to be with. Those toxins build up, take up space and will never help you get to where you want to be in life. Some people are givers, and some are takers. Takers don’t feel badly if they’ve taken advantage of your friendship. Takers don’t feel badly if you are easily replaced in their life. Takers spend their lives sucking energy from others in the pursuit of feeling important. Givers spend their lives dragging the left over toxins from the relationship around, doing the hard work, and giving away their energy in order to help others feel worthy. But it’s time to stop this cycle and start allowing all of the purpose and joy into your heart … where it was meant to go in the first place.



Releasing Toxic Energy



The truth is, they want to feel that way because of some hurt in their being that you CANNOT fix. So … let it go. Think about it…

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

True creativity quite simply starts with balancing your emotions and activating the power of the heart. Through practicing emotional management from the heart, you tap into the highest form of creativity possible–recreating your perceptions of reality. Doc Childre

A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people. Barbara Corcoran

The heart is our center. It’s the brain that controls everything. It’s the one item that ties the body to the soul. Everything else is a machine. Only in truth if you release this from your heart can you ever achieve real happiness and success. Take a minute, take on my challenge, and release toxic energy before you start this new year.

Ready To GYSB On The 10 Day Shred?

What is this all about? This #GYSB

The Get Your Sexy Back Shred10 is a holistic created program to help you focus on nutrition, fitness, and hydration in an accountable, supportive environment. This challenge is a simple way to help you lean into the Transform 30 Lifestyle. Once you get the idea, you’ll see why the Transform 30 Shakes plus tCapsules rev up your results and really transform your life!

Let’s talk for a minute about those Juice Plus Capsules, can we? It took me a long time to actually look them over. I didn’t understand them, and of course I was very against soy no matter how unprocessed ever since I started reacting to it. I did used to eat edamame a long time ago, so when I started reacting to soy milk, I just gave it all up.

I was sharing the capsules with someone just the other day and they said to me, ” I’m sure your Juice Plus are good products sweetie but, looks like limited to Vit A, C, E, Folate!” First off… sweetie… I KNOW!! However since he is older than I am, I’ll let it go. But I told him that it’s just a label he’s reading. We have no control over how the FDA has determined labels should be created. They are looking for specific items for Nutritional Labels to show. It’s the same for orange juice or for a box of oatmeal. However these whole food capsules have the whole orange in the capsule. It has the entire broccoli. It’s so far beyond the idea of a vitamin, which is why it doesn’t have a Supplement Fact Label, but rather a Nutritional Fact Label. It’s food. It takes just six hours to go from farm to capsule, and I cannot say that about most of your food in the market. You would have to go straight to the Farmer’s Market or the Farm to get that sort of fresh, raw whole foods, however you wouldn’t get the variety.

In our ten day program you will have online fitness ideas, additional recipes, daily connection posts where you will be required to share how you are doing. Remember you only get out of the program what you put into the program. It’s been verified by science that those that reach out for accountability and support lose more weight, and remain healthier in life than those that do not. Some of your posts may just be what you ate, maybe it will be how you felt, or a motivational photo… but as you engage others will do the same.

10 Day Shred Facebook Challenge I Mama Whole Wellness

 

Linda GYSB Seattle Juice Plus Tower Garden

 

What Does Five Pounds Look Like

Could you lose 5 pounds? Perhaps… what do you think that looks like? I think you’ll be shocked. So go for it! Join us. Just click on the sign up button. We always start on a Monday, that way you only have one weekend that is a part of your ten days. Let’s ROCK this challenge and Get Your Sexy Back! #GYSB

 

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Low Carb Vegan Waffles I Shred10 Recipe

I crave waffles… all the time. I went through the flax milk and high protein waffle phase, however I am doing a fat fast right now, and so I want to keep it on the lower carb end of the spectrum. I tried the keto diet a few months ago, but with my adrenals there is a fine line that I have to walk. So I am now going at it again but in a different way. Instead of loading up on the MTC oil, and Bulletproof coffee, I am doing Thrive Algae Oil as my main oil. I am still getting some saturated fats into my diet, but no where near as many. Thrive gives me those healthy mono-unsaturated fats that I am lacking because of my avocado allergy.



You’re feeling really sad right now thinking about no avocado, right? Me, too. Especially because these would be perfect with a little avocado, cucumber, apple and basil relish. Don’t you think?



Savory Relish I Shred10

So I found this oil, and I am using it for that heart healthy eating, and loving it.

Also I wanted to try the VeganEgg because I have gone back and forth a few times over the last few years from vegan to vegetarian mostly due to eggs. When we moved back to the Seattle area a few years ago it was the hardest week of my life. I turned to eggs for comfort after being vegan for a lot of years. Then I went back to vegan when I went paleo. I had decided to try paleo because my diet consisted off a LOT of quinoa. It felt so good. So I went with it and was doing great. But the last six months my hormones have been going through a transition, my adrenals are again feeling my overdoing it, and it has been like a landslide with weight gain. Now we’re experimenting because I am determined to take back my health and my waist size to where I want it to be.



So I started really thinking about vegan Bulletproof or vegan keto, and how I could redefine it for me. That took some thinking, and some internet browsing. I found some interesting recipes out there, but none that really hit the spot so I created this. For my daughter I did use the pastured eggs, but for myself I used the VeganEgg and it was amazing.

So here is the recipe for one waffles. It will take a little longer to cook with the VeganEgg than a normal waffle. When using real eggs you can make two waffles at a time. However a VeganEgg tip was that for more than two eggs you may need less water and I didn’t want to jinx myself. Feel free to double the recipe if going vegetarian.



Ingredients:
2 VeganEgg (or pastured eggs)
1 tbsp Thrive Algae Oil
1/4 can Native Forest Organic Premium Coconut Cream, Unsweetened, 5.4 Ounce
1/4 tub Chive & Onion Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread
3 tbsp Tigernut flour
1 tsp Organic Fijian Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Heat your waffle maker up and spray with coconut oil to keep from sticking.
  2. Mix two tbsp of VeganEgg with 1/2 cup of ICE COLD water. They say to blend if you want it fluffier, but it whisks up pretty easily.
  3. Warm coconut cream and cream cheese, and blend into the VeganEgg mixture.
  4. Add in your tigernut flour, seasoning and algae oil. Blend to a nice batter.
  5. Add to waffle maker. I let it cook until the back looked done, and then flipped it around so that the front was now turned and in the back. This was because I felt that the front wasn’t cooking as well as the back. It does take a little longer but watch to keep it from burning.
  6. Enjoy this savory waffle as a stand alone, or use it for a sandwich substitute as a wrap.


NOTE: You could easily use the plain cream cheese with sweeter options like pumpkin spice to make a sweet waffle as well.

The Secret Autoimmune Disease

Be forewarned, this is going to be a rambling post. I like to write as I am thinking and this is like my brain unwinding all of the information.

We hear about autoimmune diseases all of the time. Many people believe that it is because we are diagnosing these illnesses more. Or it could be that we are being exposed more and more to the components that are the underlying cause of autoimmune disorders. So when we hear autoimmune you automatically think of Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Chron’s, RA, Type 1 Diabetes, although there are at least 80 known autoimmune disorders. When you have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system does not distinguish between your healthy tissue and antigens.  I have had environmental allergies since I was very small, and then food allergies since I was a tween, and there are similarities. Both allergies and autoimmune disease can be considered hyper-immune responses, whereby the body’s immune system becomes supercharged, attacking or responding to substances that shouldn’t normally draw such attention.  Because these two classes of disorders involve a misplaced inflammatory response we see an overlap somewhat in regard to the symptoms. So are you having allergies, or are you having autoimmune issues? And when do they collide? In response I have seen some research showing patients having both Eosinophilic esophagitis  and sticky blood. Some forms of sticky blood have been documented to have unusual anaphylaxis associated with it. An allergic reaction can also involve what they call a coagulation cascade. Consider that our eosinophils directly communicate with T cells and mast cells. Histamine is released by those mast cells, white blood cells and platelets. When those mast cells bust out the histamine, it calls on a quicker blood flow, and that healing blood clotting that our body relies so heavily on. So taking your antihistamine or supporting your mast cells I believe can be a huge support to our systems while we’re trying to heal. My daughter had high, high, high levels of eosinophils in her blood work. So I have to start to consider what I want for her in the future by looking at me where I am at, as well as my past.

I have taken antihistamines since I was 11. By the time I was 18 I realized that I was having anxiety attacks and that Benedryl was also a good “anti-anxiety” medication. I didn’t realize any of the damage that over use can have because when you are 18 you can take on the world. Even though I had almost died several times from allergic reactions to food, and I was going to live to 100. My daughter and I still have that pact. So 100 it is. Therefore, I have to take care of myself. That’s why I really listen to my body when it is not functional. I have to ask, “what’s going on? What I didn’t know when I was so young was that I probably was helping my body for the 18 months I was over using antihistamines. You see I have finally had the proper testing to show that I have what I suspected, sticky blood. This is very common with my genetic mutations, and I suspect is the same problem that my mother has. With MTHFR we often see people put on an aspirin therapy. Taking aspirin, ibuprofen and some antihistamines stop platelets from working normally, which can increase bleeding due to thinning of the blood. What that means in human talk is it can create that extra sticky blood clotting effect. We know that the gut health has a huge impact on our wellness, and those allergic responses, as does the strength of our mast cells. So consider that our stomach lining renews itself regularly by getting adequate blood flow.



My sticky blood is due to genetics that cause the blood to be more viscous (thicker and stickier) than normal. This increase in the thickness of blood showed up as moderately high cholesterol. As the creator of Paleo Vegeo you can see what a laugh that is. When our blood vessels get damaged, our platelets go out and plug up the hole to fix the problem. The problem is when those sticky cells then start to accumulate in the space where the damage is being repaired. Because of this that Lp(a), test and not LDL test is the real cholesterol story that we need to address. Especially if 25% of the population could have genetics linking them to a more likely outcome of having that sticky blood problem. Sticky platelet syndrome can be considered an acquired platelet function disorder which can be addressed as an autoimmune disorder.  If we determine that at least 25% of the population has an MTHFR mutation, and in the UK the stats show that this sticky blood is responsible for 1 in every 5 cases of recurrent miscarriages, why aren’t we talking about this more?

MTHFR Iron and LDL Blood



Several months ago I started having problems with my adrenals again. Lots of fatigue on a daily basis and then weight gain and other symptoms that made me think my thyroid was getting into the game. Now it doesn’t hurt to say that I stopped the T30 at this time which was probably masking some of my issues and making me feel better. I am glad I stopped long enough to figure out what was wrong, but now I also know that the T30 is a long term lifestyle need for my body.  General low-grade symptoms of having a sticky blood problem are:

  • headache and migraine.
  • memory problems.
  • dizziness and balance difficulties.
  • visual disturbances.
  • blotchy skin
  • joint pain.
  • fatigue.

Sound familiar? When I started self treating my thyroid, I immediately had some edema, and I had started having what I call Fire Veins. It really feels like fire is in your veins. Extra severe joint pain started happening as well as muscle pain. I felt a little like I was falling apart. I started taking my daily iron again. I thought this is adrenals + low ferritin for sure. Did you know People with low levels of iron in the blood have a higher risk of dangerous blood clots, according to new research due to… Sticky Blood!!! OMG my head is spinning. These low iron levels the are now strongly showing to be associated with higher levels of the factor that shows you’re at risk for blood clots. Blood clots… sticky blood… genetics… autoimmune… it’s these things that we don’t put together that we should be.



When I was born I had a disease that caused smaller lungs and a heart murmur. This is a hole in my lower tricuspid valve. Sticky Blood is this immune disorder where 1 in every 3 patients has a heart valve abnormality. Interesting, right? It’s linked to not just the blood clotting, but also recurring miscarriages and premature birth. I can check both of those off. In this case this autoimmune disorder’s abnormal antibodies attack proteins and fats in the blood; specifically phospholipids. This attack on these proteins and fats is what causes the blood to become excessively sticky. Did you know that with type 2 diabetes your red blood cells become sticky. I have talked about this before in discussing why the T30 is so helpful with blood sugar control because you’re getting all of those rich fruits, vegetables and fiber. That’s because they say we should:

And my ND wants me to stick with daily omegas, and started me on a time release niacin, cqo10 and red yeast rice. I also added in tomato paste. Yes you read that right. Researchers did a study and found that platelet build-up was reduced three hours after supplementation with tomato extract equivalent to two or six whole tomatoes. I forgot this morning and grabbed an organic tomato at the store to nosh on.


I recommend if you’ve had migraines, undiagnosed blood related issues, high cholesterol along with fertility issues, PCOS or any other autoimmune disorder have them do that extra Lp(a) test when you get your cholesterol checked. I will be having my blood drawn again in three months to check on if we’re corrected some of this and I will keep you updated. And of course I will continue to wonder why it took half of my life to start to figure this all out. Because I am going to live to be 100… my daughter and I have that pact.

 

School year germs, and the difference in the varied Juice vitamin products

My little bug, she gets sick every single year. Starts at the first of the school year. Last year we went to the Children’s Museum a few days before school started… okay that was probably not a great idea. Now yes, I do homeschooling, but we go to a cooperative program through the district twice a week. What it means to me when I hear that first sniffle is, here comes the croup. Now I give my daughter the encapsulated whole foods every day. Emptied into a smoothie made with coconut milk for the healthy fats, oat milk and organic baby food!! Yes, I am that mom. I will sneak every bit of nutrition in that I can, when I can. I can positively say that for the first time in my daughter’s life last year she did not have a cold. Not croup. Not even one bark out of her. How amazing is that? Going into a new school year we were reflected back on how different her life is now, and I am so grateful to the wellness changes I have seen in my daughter.

So with everyone doing the mad dash to get the JuiceFestiv at Costco, someone asked me about the difference between the JuiceFestiv and the Whole Foods products I use and recommend. I thought I’d share the information to make sure you know just how important this process is to us, and why it’s so different. This nutrient to capsule program (Or Farm to Table as it’s been called) is something very special, and very rare in this industry. I can only name one other organic company that I know is using a similar approach to nutritional supplementation. And remember, sometimes you do get what you pay for.

JuiceFestiv vs Whole Foods CapsulesLet me simplify the differences it in an easy way. The AD, DD, FD on the label is all talking about how they processed the nutrients. You can call or email the company and you will get the same answer. That means, (hot) air dried {It doesn’t mean they place it out in the sun for a nice sunbath), drum dried and freeze dried. We all know that we quick freeze (IQF) the non-gmo farm fresh foods, right from the plants and trees to secure the nutrients. The it’s “juiced” when it’s still pretty frozen, and then the low heat drying which they do more or less for water evaporation in just seconds.

As Dr. Mitra Ray, creator of the Transform 30 program, has said, our “extremely temperature-sensitive proprietary process is used to evaporate the water from the juice mix such that heat-sensitive nutrients retain their biochemical activity – the process of going from wet to dry occurs in a matter of seconds!

 

 
Thus, when you take these capsules with water, you reconstitute real food with active, bio-available nutrients. We know this to be true because more than a dozen independent studies published in peer-reviewed journals have shown the incredible response that these encapsulated whole foods have in the body to improve the status of various systems, such as the immune system and DNA repair mechanisms.
 
These two products are easily explained this way to show the differences in nutritional value. If that wasn’t enough, take a look at the video below and then head over to the website to learn about how the Farm To Table process works. I stand behind my own child’s health. And I will so thrilled to fill out my next Children’s Health Study questionnaire about the changes we’ve seen. 

Get Your Glutathione Guys ….and girls

I could listen to Dr. Hyman talk all day talk about the importance of nutrition… you may not realize yet what a nutrition geek I am. Listen, when you have as many food allergies as I do, connected to as many cross proteins in my environment you start to read about nutrition, a lot. My husband is amazing with all of the changes in diet and living. He has been a ROCKSTAR throughout the process and in fact makes a lot of foods like this weekend he is making the sauerkraut that we’ll be eating in about six weeks. Archaeologists have discovered that early hunter gatherers used the fermenting process, mainly as a means of preservation. The Chinese fermented foods and hailed the fermenting juice as a treatment for many ailments I happen to LOVE sauerkraut, and always have But there is nothing like homemade, and I recommend you try it out.
 

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. It’s the root of so much bad and so much good in our lives. The biggest a-ha moment I’ve had this year when I watched and old video of Dr. Hyman talking about glutathione. And that’s what made me do a happy dance when I learned about the Action Whey Shakes made with the glutathione rich undenatured whey. Now not only is it a great product for myself, but it’s also good for men!!

 

Now you don’t have to just get your glutathione from pastured cows like my husband. I am the creator of the Paleo Vegeo lifestyle so I love that you can also get this from holistically good fruits and vegetables.  Get your greens because spinach, broccoli, asparagus are all great sources. As well your potatoes, avocado, squash, okra, cauliflower, walnuts also have high glutathione per serving. My mother-in-law swears by milk thistle and it is an excellent source of the antioxidant compound silymarin, which may help to prevent glutathione depletion in the liver.  I love adding super organic green powder into my paleo vegan protein shake to get that extra oomph as well.

 

Glutathione, the “mother of all antioxidants” in the Organic Shake at Emerals Essentials and what it an do for Crossfit Training Men

Glutathione is the “mother of all antioxidants” and until as of recently the only for of whey out there in the body building / crossfit community was hydrolyzed, isolated and packed with nasty excitotoxins. YUCKERS!! Why do you think so many fit healthy guys are coming into the local clinics with very low testosterone in their systems. Hormone problems have become a huge problem with men, not just women. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied the effects of glutathione depletion on testosterone-producing cells in both young and old rats. Changes in the oxidant/antioxidant environment of aging Leydig cells {testosterone-producing}have been shown to be correlated with the reduced ability of these cells to produce testosterone

The researchers found that indeed, depleting glutathione levels in these cells reduced the rats’ testosterone production by about 40%. When antioxidants were administered, testosterone production was maintained at normal levels, and when a compound was administered specifically to boost intracellular glutathione, testosterone levels actually increased in the test animals. What they found was that indeed, depleting glutathione levels in these cells reduced the rats’ testosterone production by about 40%. If antioxidants were administered, testosterone production was maintained at normal levels. When a compound was administered specifically to boost intracellular glutathione, testosterone levels actually increased in the test animals.

High temperature processed whey creates a high level of toxins that you aren’t getting in the cold processed whey, and you don’t get that glutathione boost with this high temp whey either. Like those in the paleo world have found, the more processed, the worse it is for your body. And if you are someone that really loves to workout, you aren’t realizing how important the whey you are taking is to your body. Physical exercise influences the GSH metabolism in skeletal muscles and your live, and exhaustive exercise decreases both liver and muscle glutathione consistently.

It also helps us deal with free radicals, glutathione recycles life back into our cell…  I love that idea that Dr. Hyman talks about. And with the levels of free radical in your daily life, you do not have enough of it, and that is why this is such an important amino acid. It’s going to detoxify as well. It’s not JUST for men. It works with your cells, and therefore ladies it’s not going to turn you into a dude. It’s not a steroid. In fact, one study involved women with ovarian cancer who were being treated with chemotherapy. Some of the women were also treated with intravenous glutathione. Those given the glutathione not only had fewer side effects from the chemotherapy but also had better overall survival rates. It works with your body, and your cells to make them work better!

Watch this video and learn more about the changes that happen when you add a glutathione rich whey and other organic supplementation into your diet, and head over to try out the Action Whey Protein today to boost your glutithione the natural undenatured way.

 

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