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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

 

shred10 transformation program

Order either your Complete Shakes or Capsules or both and then enroll in the Facebook Support group. You’ll also get these bonuses if you order before January 2nd:

  • Warrior Holistic Wellness Session (a $65 value) – FREE! To claim your free session, contact your Wellness Coach no later than the end of July Start working through the 5 R’s of health… Reduce, Rejuvenate, Reclaim, Renew and Rejoice. We’ll go through your lifestyle and create baby steps to create some healthy changes. Notes will be sent via email after the coaching session for your personal records.
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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.

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. 

Is {vegan/vegetarian} Keto Possible?

A friend just asked me, can you get keto while taking the whole foods supplementation??

Well, yes, if you are following the big trend right now of ‪ketosis‬, you wouldn’t do the shakes because you’ll be like, NO… that’s 1/3 of my carbs.
Carbohydrate (total, not “net”): less than 50 gm/day, but ideally closer to 30 gm/day. However most using the Keto apps are using net carbs, the carbs without fiber and in fact recent studies show that soluble fiber can lower blood glucose levels. Right? So net carbs are 12, and that’s out of 30 – 50 they are allowed per day.



Unfortunately since we need to keep our body in ketosis without people are going all ‪‎keto‬ without many veggies and practically no fruits (a few berries/day). So those folks of course could benefit from taking whole foods encapsulated to supplement the thousands of phytonutrients they would normally get from a diet rich in fruits and veggies. Does that make sense? Your body has thousands of needs for the antioxidants and the vitamins and minerals that you are not going to get without supplementation, and most supplementation out there is just garbage.



Of course you can also use some of the latest modifications on the Florida ketosis powders without losing all of those veggies and that’s what I am looking to do now that 3.0 is available. I was not a big fan of the salts as a stand alone supplement. Beta-hydroxybutyrate levels are higher in people on the ketogenic diet, and children with the highest levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate had the most severe heart problems in studies that I have read recently. However when used with prebiotics, and vegan, well I have decided to give it a try. Butyric acid produced by prebiotics can inhibit some of the enzymes that I want to be careful about in my own diet. {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDAC3} So if you want to follow keto, low carb, great. The whole foods shake I use is also Low-Glycemic and with the powdered fruit and veg it can give you the transformation you are looking for. Do the research as you know I am big on personal nutritional truth. For me it’s a very personal decision, and I will keep you up to date on it.

Increase Your Vitality Receptors I Manifesting and Receiving at your cellular level

Fantastic live streaming event I did, and thankfully I can still share if for those of you that didn’t get to attend. At a cellular level we are just machines, but that means we are built to receive. Are you ready for it?

Basic Transcription:

Increase Your Vitality Receptors:



Slide One: I am so excited to talk on this topic. It’s the first time outside of a one on one client consult that I have shared this truth of receiving. Because you know we are built for it, and created for it.



Slide Two: Who Am I? I am a Holistic Coach. I started coaching small business owners in 2001, and have since grown into a full wholistically driven coaching practice. As a Certified Aromatherapist, Personal Trainer, Nutritional Therapist and Holistic Lifestyle and Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner I bring it all to the table for you. Well rounding strategies to help you live your purpose driven, soul enlightened life!



Slide Three: Let’s talk about what receiving really means. To receive is to energy? We understand that right now I can hand you a paper and you would receive it. Simple. Just like that tangible paper, spiritual or abundant, or say manifested energy is no less real than any other energy, like electricity for example, but is vastly more important. Spiritual energy is prana and also known as “universal life force” or “qi” and is carried by pure love. Our bodies were built with that universal template of giving and receiving. As a machine of cells that is really all that we are doing. Giving and receiving throughout the day. In fact when you hug someone it’s not just that hormonal joy that you receive, but it’s a microbiome based exchange that takes place as our microbiome are not just confined to our inner cells. The are permeating throughout our bodies and if magnified via a very powerful microscope you would see that it surrounds you, as does your energy, like the dust storm that surrounds PigPen the Peanuts character.



Slide Four: We were made for this!! And not just receiving one bit of energy at one time. We have so many receptors that we are like those receptor cells waiting for the magnitude of peptides swirling about the universe. With knowledge gained from DNA testing we know that we can control what peptides we put in our bodies via nutrition, the relationships we engage in, the toxins in our homes and all that surrounds us. A peptide is such a wonderful and simple object, made more beautiful and less fearful when it can be understood as such a little miracle. Did you know you can hold a peptide in your hand? We are made of peptides and peptides are everywhere around us, even floating on dust in the air we breath. Consider the peptides that are found in food and that when we have tested cancer tissue we can see what peptides are generated by cancer cells. What about peptides created by cancerous thoughts and actions?



Slide Five: I like to think of sunshine in terms of what you see with the peptides and the receptors in our body. The Sun shines down and touches many things, yet it does only one thing. Shine. Peptides are really just short little pieces of proteins.
There are no dangerous elements in a peptides. They are made of amino acids, and these are made of the same elements that make up human beings. The pattern of the “beads on the string” is what makes peptides bioactive. Think again about the sunshine. How different is a sunset here in the valley and a sunset over the ocean? Each unique pattern of these “beaded strings” can be recognized by our immune system, but the origin of the peptide is not encoded in the sequence of amino acids or as we are calling them, beads. A peptide from a cancer cell and from a chicken sandwich can be exactly the same pattern. When this happens, the immune system can get confused and stop attacking the cancer. When a unique peptide is recognized in the digestive tract, the immune system is trained to shut down responses toward the food peptides. If you have known anyone with cancer, you have heard lots of discussions on T cells. Each T cell has a receptor that can scan cancer cells looking for a peptide that will activate it. But what about when mutated peptide in the cancer cell matches a peptide expressed in pork and tells it to activate? Where there are proteins there are peptides. As proteins breakdown into amino acids, they transition through a stage where they are peptides. The location and the part of the protein that is broken determines what peptides are available for inspection by the immune system. Every whole food, every bacteria and living organism is full of peptides that can be evaluated by our immune system. And this all seems to be centralized to that digestive system, and the little colony of bacteria that reside within it.



Slide Six: So everything that is going on in your life right now, has to do with peptides. How much of any one particular peptide that you have in your system right now and how it’s impacting you comes down to all that you are. Those people we are sitting here with right now, the measurable thoughts we are having, what you had for lunch today, and the lingering essential oil aromas or chemical toxins right here in this very room. But most importantly is how that makes you feel … And how many emotions do we have throughout the day. Especially if you consider all of the stimulation in our lives from video games, social media, relationships, school, sugar, processed foods, and more.



Slide Seven: Negative activities, negative foods, negative thinking is like a brick wall preventing you from manifesting, from receiving because it becomes the driver for your being. There are so many thing that come together to create positive thinking or negative thinking. You learn to control that, and you learn to receive. We learn that when we drink a cup of freshly juiced greens or take capsules or non-gmo foods that it shares the enzymes to break down the peptides to activate all of the good we desire in our life. Cellularly we are electricity and pathways for chemical reactions. Both good and bad. Your immune system is trained to be able to recognize non-self proteins that are generated from cancer mutations. This recognition allows the immune system to attack just the cancer cells specifically. You want to do whatever you can to protect those T cells. When it comes to our wellness, there are essentially four things under our control: the decision not to do drugs of all varieties, a commitment to exercise as we are meant to move as our lymphatic systems will easily tell you, the quality of our diet – how close to non-gmo, pesticide free our food is … as well to how close to real food it is, and our level of optimism. And would it surprise you to know that optimism is at least as beneficial as the others.



Slide Eight: There seems to be a clear, fairly consistent connection between negative emotions and unhealthy foods… why do you think that is? Research shows that there is a defined connection between negative moods and unhealthy foods, and positive moods and healthy foods. The big defining factors are in the quality of our food, and the connected element of time. When you think about either the present or the future regardless of mood, long-term, future-focused thinking led to healthier choices. When you visualize.. manifest… receive .. you are activating a focus to choose the foods that will align to exactly what your body needs! When you get depressed and get anxious what do you choose to eat? It’s almost always not the best choices. There are many examples of biologically active food proteins, with physiological significance beyond the pure nutritional requirements that concern available nitrogen for normal growth and maintenance. Moreover, there are many physiologically active peptides, derived by protease activity from various food protein sources. Food addictions are not strictly “psychological” problems, but have a hard-wired, organic component. Many of the most commonly consumed foods in Western culture actually contain narcotic properties associated with the presence of psychoactive chemicals that bind to those opioid receptors in the nervous system. These peptides are so powerful that researchers block their action with drugs when treating drug addiction. These “food opiates” are heavily concentrated in wheat and dairy products, especially cow’s milk. Thus why people feel more control, more active and just feel “better” when they stop eating gluten and dairy products. It’s a central part of my personal coaching programs because I have seen differences like night and day.



Slide Nine: Going even further, internal bacteria can impact how you feel. But it’s not only bacteria, it’s the altered bi-directional communication between cells and its microbiome, that leads to anxiety and depression.
MACs are complex carbohydrates, the types found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. When we consume MACs they release compounds into our gut that helps our body regulate its immune system, keeps pathogenic or bad bacteria at bay, and even contribute to whether we are lean or obese. What happens if you haven’t eaten any MACs? Does your good bacteria hangs around waiting, famished, hopeful that you will feed it again soon? Not exactly. When your diet doesn’t contain enough MACs, your microbes are forced to rely on the only other carbohydrate source it has left, you. Your intestine secretes a slimy coat of carbohydrates that lines your intestinal wall called mucus. This mucus lining is a rich source of carbohydrates that starving microbes can feast on when dietary pickings are slim. In this way many of our gut microbes can have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde type of personality. Provide gut microbes with plenty of sustenance in the form of MACs and they will happily convert them into molecules our body needs to be healthy. Starve them of dietary MACs and they will munch on your mucus lining inching ever closer to your intestinal wall. This can cause that leaky gut as well as long-term this situation could be an immune system that’s on a hair trigger, impacting not only the health of your gut but your entire body. A professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, Tim Spector, wanted to find out what happens to your gut if you eat only fast food, specifically McDonald’s, for 10 solid days.

His son, Tom, became the willing guinea pig and reported his symptoms, as well as sent stool samples to different labs, throughout the 10-day trial. If you watched Morgan Spurlock’s documentary “Super-Size Me,” you probably have an idea of how the experiment panned out…
“Tom said that for three days he felt ok, but then started to become more lethargic and turned a slight gray color according to his friends. He reported feeling bad the last few days and says he also experienced some withdrawal symptoms,” TIME reported.1
The most revealing results came from the stool samples, however, which revealed what the fast food had done to Tom’s gut…
Recent research has focused on three specific phytochemicals: glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables, soy isoflavones, and plant lignins. Cruciferous vegetables—that is, broccoli and its vegetable relatives—are the poster children of cancer-preventing vegetables. From a human dietary perspective, one of the challenges to deriving chemopreventive benefit from cruciferous vegetables is that the active component that actually imparts the protective benefit, is difficult to access. It exists in the plant as an enzyme which is active only in raw vegetables. Cooking inactivates it. Too much of this enzyme tends to cause gastritis in some individuals and can compete with iodine for uptake by the thyroid in others. Given that very few human populations regularly consume raw cruciferous vegetables, how are humans deriving the chemopreventive benefit of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables? The answer is in our gut microbiome. The research show that a wide range of these enzymes are recovered in urine after eating 200 grams of cooked broccoli which is about one and one-eighth cups.
Research presented the Molecular Nutrition groups at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health, is showing that manipulating the microbiome through diet leads to significant changes in metabolites that play a role in inflammation, a condition linked to increased risk for many cancers. In intervention trials, Russell and her colleagues have focused on testing diets related to protein and carbohydrates. The researchers knew the major metabolites in the gut and had identified that certain metabolites were particularly anti-inflammatory. In one intervention, test participants consumed an Atkins-style, high protein, low-carbohydrate diet; in another study, two groups of participants consumed similar diets except one group took in their protein from meat sources and the other from soy. After three to four weeks on the diet, biological samples showed changes in the gut microbes and their activity. “With certain diets, the anti-inflammatory metabolites were significantly affected,” said Russell. In the meat versus soy protein diet, there was an increase in the inflammatory molecules for the meat eaters, not similar with the soy protein. Other studies also show that soy protein is a good source of nutrient but also a biological polymer to influence physiological change and microbiome changes when it’s a good non-gmo soy product rather than a subpar genetically modified or highly processed soy. Most soy used in food is genetically modified and as well is extracted by an industrial process from the waste product of soy oil manufacturing. It is the industry’s way of making a profit on a waste product. Like our food we are seeing that limited processing is where we get the most benefit from whole foods.



Slide Ten: The process goes Unhealthy Fats > Endotoxins > inflammation > insulin resistance > obesity /risk of type 2 or type 3 diabetes. In the fat study I talked about, as soon as they gave the mice soluble plant fibers the whole cascade averted. No endotoxins, no inflammation, no insulin resistance and no weight gain. Apricots, grapefruit, mangoes and oranges. Brussels sprouts have one of the highest amounts of soluble fiber. A 1/2-cup serving contains 2 grams. Turnips, sweet potatoes and asparagus all have 1.7 grams or more. Brussels sprouts and turnips contain those glucosinolates. Consider a raw turnip salad. A single tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 1.1 grams of soluble fiber. Ground flaxseeds also contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which, along with soluble fiber, help reduce heart disease risk. Oatmeal contains 1.4 grams of soluble fiber per 1/3-cup serving. Gluten-free oats also contain high amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. And of course legumes are especially high in soluble fiber. This soluble fiber is a prebiotic which nourishes the healthy microbiome in your gut.

So why plant based proteins over animal based? Research using a comparison was done where they looked at our gut health after eating meat and dairy, and then looked at the microbiome after eating plants. The microbes that “love bile” — the Bilophila — started to dominate the volunteers’ guts during the animal-based diet. Bile helps the stomach digest fats. So people make more bile when their diet is rich in meat and dairy fats. A study last year found that blooms of Bilophila cause inflammation and colitis in research studies.

Studies have also been done on the fats, and the types of lipids we consume affect the composition of our gut health. This one is important because it has to do with those of us that will develop obesity-related inflammation, according to a study published in Cell Metabolism. Mice fed a high-lard diet for 11 weeks developed signs of metabolic disease, while mice fed fish oil remained healthy. When the researchers transplanted gut microbes from fish oil-fed mice to antibiotic-treated mice and then subsequently fed the animals lard, the mice were protected from the typical unhealthy effects. Dietary supplementation with a compound that is naturally abundant in red wine and olive oil prevents gut microbes from turning unhealthy

A new inter-disciplinary study led by researchers at Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen we know as candida in mice. In humans, high levels of this fungal organism in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to bloodstream infections, including invasive candida. The research, published recently, suggests that it might be possible to use dietary approaches as an alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by candida. However coconut oil elevates the endotoxins for up to two hours after a meal, and if endotoxin levels rise, our immune system perceives a threat and responds with inflammation. Ground breaking research done in Brussels shows exactly why that isn’t supportive to our microbiome. When they dosed the mice with endotoxins, the mice gained weight. They also developed insulin resistance. I believe this is the reason why MTC oil has a different impact than just using Coconut oil. MCT diet maintains the tight junctions between cells, normalizing serum endotoxin. Coconut oil is not a cure-all. Research supporting claims of its role in preventing, reducing risk for, or curing HIV/AIDS, diabetes, thyroid disease, or Alzheimer’s disease is sparse or non-existent. There is little evidence to suggest it has a significant effect on inflammation or bacterial infection when consumed in food. And the pre-clinical research in cancer is mixed. It is a far better oil to cook with, but almost all of the clinical research I have seen is all based on MCT oil and not based on coconut oil. Olive oil on the other hand has had a ton of amazing information and clinical studies… Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated – for the first time – that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products. This novel approach centers around the research team’s previous discovery that TMAO, a byproduct formed in the gut during digestion of animal fats – is linked to atherosclerosis which is plaque buildup, and heart disease. They identified a naturally occurring inhibitor called DMB that is found in some cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils and grapeseed oils – that reduced levels of TMAO and reduced atherosclerosis in mice. So truly what you eat can be the biggest way to keep your cells functioning well, and our receptors activating in a way that is aligned to receiving.



Slide Eleven: We each are receptors of the energy of the universe. Arguably, the connection between the gut and the brain is somewhat embedded in our collective unconscious. Expressions such as “gut feeling” are of common usage. Many common idioms using the word “gut” are somehow illustrative of a brain-gut connection: “have the guts” – have courage; “hate someone’s guts” – hate someone, which is basically hating their personality, temper or attitude; “spill one’s guts” – to confess, say what’s on one’s mind; “gut reaction” – a basic and instinctive reaction to something; “butterflies in the stomach” – you know, when you see someone you fancy…Butterflies in the stomach are your microbes shaking in fear of what is coming. There is a truth to the fact that if you do not care of that which is embedded in our collective unconscious, then you indeed are ending the connectivity with any energy that comes your way. The collective unconscious transcends this reality. Every action has and needs an equal and opposite reaction. We receive energy, the energy must go somewhere in order to complete the circuit. This completion of the circuit is the creation of what feeds back into the collective unconscious. Once that energy goes back into the collective unconscious, the cycle repeats indefinitely because each action requires reaction over and over again. There is an infinite ability here to be both receiving and giving. We are receiving information – energy – in a non-linear way. Downloads of energy that open us to feelings or inner sight, inspiring us to creative expression. Gut to brain, energy and life. Live whole and you will find all of these informational pods that are just for you!



Slide Twelve: These 3 daily activities have been scientifically proven to boost brain function. Follow them on a regular basis for best results.

1. Eat well — I will always go to nutrition first! A a nutritional therapist I know we can’t always eat well, nor can we get the similar nutrients due to depleted soil in our large scale producers. I choose organic, or local non-gmo where crops are rotated and for the same reasons I bridge the gap with Juice Plus+ for my clients, and my family.
2. Follow healthy emotions and reduce stress on the cognitive functions with fitness and by building healthy relationships. There is no good that comes out of staying connected to someone for the reasons of “fixing” them. And of course we are made for movement. Our bodies haven’t changed that much ancestrally. If you eat a lot of plants, and you move a lot, you will feel better.
3. Know that you are always receiving as you were made for it. The truth of what you’ll do with that energy is up to you. Take some time every day to drive this home through meditation or meditative behavior. Walking in nature or yoga are two items I like to call meditation in motion. It’s not all about the zeny zen. It’s about that inner connection to opening up the reception for what you are about to receive.



Slide Thirteen: Vitality comes at a holistic level… Nutrition must come first. Join me Facebook on Mama Whole Wellness or Paleo Vegeo to connect!

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Hello Spring I Update Conference Phoenix 2016

The Spring Juice Plus Conference was off the hook. Let me just start right there. Between the microbiome talk that Mitra gave to our team as well as a masquerade event she put on at an art gallery – with vegan food trucks and gluten-free beer of course!

Team Shining Star Masquerade Party Juice Plus Spring Conference

We learned about how the farm fresh non-gmo produce goes from farm to capsule in just six hours. And how devoted these farmers and our team are to making sure it’s every bit as nutrient dense as it can be. We learned that this company dreams hard, plays hard, gives a lot! So many charitable organizations are getting support from Juice Plus. It’s pretty amazing. However, I realized far to late, as I usually do, that I packed way too much. I need to figure this out before we head over to Scandinavia and Europe.

Packing Too Much For Vacation

So we left early to head to Utah so that I could teach a class there. I got to see my family, and my daughter was thrilled to see everyone and pick out a dress for my SIL’s Fall wedding. Unfortunately I thought I was done with bridesmaid style clothing… but I have until September to find myself a Burgundy dress. More reason to get sexier between now and then. We stopped for a few days on the way between Utah and Arizona in Southern California. The Welk’s Resort was amazing. It’s the first time we stayed there, but I don’t think it will be our last.

Southern California Palm Trees and Flowers

It was really nice that my family came with me. I don’t like to travel without them. So we went to Legoland, and went swimming, and made some memories because that is what this business provides for us. My Juice Plus Conference ticket was free because of my Fast Track to VF. As well, my earnings paid for our Legoland tickets, and business paid for our resort stay in San Diego. It really made for an amazing trip this year.

Swimming At the San Diego Welks Resort

Thursday morning bright and early Dr. Mitra Ray gave our team an amazing training on the impact of our nutrition and our gut microbiome. There was so much information that I am going to have to review the recording to really make sure I get it all. The big takeaway is that my IBS (irritable bowel disease)  inflammation was due to my microbiome, or lack of good microbiome. But that we just need to eat for our gut health, and the rest will follow.

Inflammation Gut Microbiome

Of course the best part was that my husband and my daughter went with me to conference to see why this company means so much to me. We listened to a talk that first night from Olympian and Cancer Survivor, Shannon Miller. Amazing talk to say the least. Interesting that in order to compete she was given Juice Plus as a child, and in order to heal later in life her doctor recommended she go back to Juice Plus.

Juice Plus Conference Family

We all got super excited when they started sharing that a new product will be coming later this year and early next year across the globe. Juice Plus Omega Omega Blend is going to be a huge hit! Whole food vegetarian omegas, amazing. The National Marketing Directors will get it first before it’s launched at the Fall Conference for Distributors to get a try.

Juice Plus Omega Supplement

This Spring Conference was held in Phoenix, which I did enjoy getting some natural Vitamin D when I had the chance. The next Spring Conference will be held in Anaheim, so I just have to say who wants to write off a trip to Disneyland? (jk… however if you stay a few days longer and visit Disneyland what a fun idea for the family).

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Of course my friend, Linda, who shows you age is no limit was right by my side as well. I am super excited to walk the next conference as a Sales Coordinator, and then moving onto SSC and NMD (Now Make Diamonds!) and I can’t wait to take so many of you with me. It really gives my purpose more meaning to have you with me!!!

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WW Smart Points with JP

Many of my friends love doing Weight Watchers, and I can’t blame them because you get to eat what you want to eat, but you have an added responsibility for how much of you eat. So I wondered with the changes to the program from the Points Plus to the Smart Points how would this impact those using Juice Plus+.



So here are the points to remember:{THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED}
My morning Shake is 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/2 cup of Flax Milk, two big handfuls of greens, and a tbsp of ground chia seeds {I am updating because the original stats were done in Ireland, and apparently they didn’t have their system functioning properly and it was still accepting FIBER numbers}
So that’s 130 calories for the shake, .05 sat fat, 10 grams of sugar (from fruit but go figure), 13 grams of protein; Pineapple 41 calories, 0 fat, 8 sugars, .5 protein {only counting because it is blended}; Flax milk is 50 calories, 2.5 sat fat, 0 sugar, 5 grams protein; chia seeds are 55 calories, 3.7 sat fat, 0 sugar, 2 protein, and the greens are free. So the new calculations are actually 10 Smart Points if you go all in. I hate that they are not using the fiber, and that little bit of fruit makes such an impact.


Smart Points Juice Plus Breakfast
Your New Complete bar is 2 +

I also like to have a decaf Bulletproof Coffee (sort of… no butter) in the morning. I make it with 1 tbsp of Brain Octane 1+, a tsp of Inulin 0+, and 1/2 cup of Flax Milk 0+ = 1+



So my entire day up to Lunch is just 7+ 12+ in the Smart Points system from Weight Watchers. If you also do a Complete shake for lunch with water that’s another 4+. Now before your afternoon snack and dinner you have just 16 + in your day.



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Protein Fat Bars Three Ways : No Bake, Cake, and Baked Cookie Bar

I decided to make up some protein fat bars with coconut flour, sacha inchi protein, tigernut flour, Complete mix, flaxseed milk and the BOKU super snack trail mix. Can you say lick the bowl delish?!!!! You only need these basic ingredients (go with just one flour if that’s all you have like just the coconut flour) ) and less than five minutes to whip up these healthy no bake protein bars! No nuts, no dried fruits or candida feeding sweeteners are needed. They are also suitable for those following our vegan, paleo, gluten free, Transform 30 lifestyle! I got this idea from a recipe from The Big Man’s World blog.

We all use coconut flour all of the time. You know it’s high in protein, healthy fats but also fiber. We need some good fiber in our diets. But what about sacha inchi seeds and TigerNuts? Sacha inchi hit my radar several years ago because they are about the size of a nut, and the shape of a nut, but nut-free for those like myself with allergies. It is considered a complete protein because it contains all our our essential amino acids to support our cell growth for those lean muscles we are trying to build up.

So TigerNuts. Sounds really odd right, and must be a nut. However that is incorrect because TigerNuts are actually an itty bitty tuber. TigerNuts fueled 80% of our pre-human ancestors’ diet about two million years ago! I have tried using TigerNuts plain, but you really do have to soak them. They don’t really hit the spot like a sacha inchi seed. However as a flour, I am hooked! These little tuber gems are high in iron, potassium, magnesium and Vitamins C and E, they lean towards that coconut flavor. They are also high in healthy fats act as a mild appetite suppressant because they contain that very essential resistant starch that resists digestion – which makes this an almost perfect snack.

The BOKU Super Snack Trail Mix has roasted coconut, sacha inchi seeds, chocolate chips and dried mullberries which makes this a really good base. It’s almost seed butter like because of the sacha inchi seeds, and the rest gives it some support. The original recipe called for an optional seed or nut butter, but I wanted to take it to the next level. Which I truly believe I have. You can take this one bar recipe, and after you’ve refrigerated you can use it however you like as a grab and go bar, or roll them up into balls. As a caked up morning cookie, or my daughter’s favorite cake. I love this recipe, and I hope you will as well.



Protein Fat Bars Three Ways : No Bake BarsProtein Fat Bars Three Ways : No Bake

Ingredients
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup sacha inchi protein
1/4 cup tigernut flour (a fantastic fat!!!)
4 scoops Vanilla Complete
1/2 cup plus flaxseed milk (add 1/4 – 1/2 cup at a time. I used 1 1/2 cups total.. -the wetter the longer to set)
1/2 cup BOKU Super Snack Trail Mix

Instructions
Line a baking tray with baking paper, grease it and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, tigernut flour and protein powder and mix well.
Add trail mix to high power blender and then dry flour mix.
Using 1/4 – 1/2 cup at a time of Flaxseed milk or alternative non dairy of choice until a very thick batter is formed. Remember, the wetter the longer to set.
Transfer batter to lined baking dish and press firmly in place and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or longer. Slice into bars and keep refrigerated or freeze.



Protein Fat Bars Three Ways : CakeProtein Fat Bars Three Ways : Cake



Added Ingredients:

2 tsp Lakanto no glycemic sweetener
1 pastured egg
1 + tsp cacao (use to your desired chocolate taste)

Instructions:

Place your no bake bar into an oiled ramekin. Warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.
Pull out and add in egg, sweetener and cacao. Stir until mixed completely and microwave for another 90 seconds.
Dump ramekin out onto plate and enjoy.

For the glaze I mixed raw whole goat milk kefir, no sugar added strawberry jam. And sprinkled for my daughter.



Protein Fat Bars There Ways : Baked Cookie BarProtein Fat Bars Three Ways : Baked Cookie Bar

Take no bake bar and bake at 400 Degrees for 20 minutes turning over at half way.

No matter what you desire today, you can have your choice. Or as we say, have your cake and eat it too!!