Leading cause of back pain may surprise you.

The leading cause of back pain may surprise you. Bacteria may be behind your back pain, but antibiotics aren’t the best answer An interesting study out of Denmark found that a 90-day program of antibiotics reduced or eliminated back pain in many of the participants. That’s promising news for chronic back pain sufferers… but there’s a problem with antibiotics. They don’t just kill off the bad flora, they also kill off the good. And an increased use of antibiotics has been associated with an increase in cancer rates. So what should you do? How about using something that helps your body fight off the bad bacteria naturally while keeping the good: systemic proteolytic enzymes. These are enzymes your body produces in abundance… until your late 20s when production falls off drastically. Taking a proteolytic enzyme supplement not only boosts your immune system against bad bacteria, it also cleans up excess ...(Read More)

Don’t make this big mistake with your health

Magnesium Deficiency and it’s consequences to you.  Your body is made up of trillions of cells.  Each one of these cells is responsible for charging complex systems that maintain homeostasis and keep you alive.  Your cells depend on the fuel they need to function so that you can enjoy optimal health and longevity. Unfortunately, our food sources have become contaminated by industrialized farming methods and over-processing, leaving our cells with inadequate fuel to function properly. Topsoil depletion of one essential mineral in particular has instigated a sweeping deficiency—and consequent health crisis—across the globe.  With soil depletion growing worse every year, and global health declining, it’s imperative to supplement with bioavailable vitamins and minerals to make up for nutrient-deficient foods. It’s not only soil depletion that exacerbates magnesium deficiency.  The Standard American Diet—notoriously high in sugar, salt, fat, and animal protein—accelerates magnesium loss.  It takes 287 molecules of magnesium to break down ...(Read More)

Taking Ownership of your Health and Wellness

Taking ownership of your health and wellness is a completely new paradigm because for decades in conventional medicine most of us growing up felt that if we had cancer or a life threatening disease befell us for some unknown reason, we would just go to the doctor and get it fixed by attacking it. If the cancer or  life threatening disease went away no one ever looked to see if there was a connection between their lifestyle and their disease. So this is really a whole new paradigm change.  We didn’t think about genetic modified foods because it wasn’t around. Genetic modified foods and pounds of sugar being put into our food supply  is a relatively new thing that took place after the industrial revolution. In the past we didn’t eat the huge amounts of sugar that are being added to our food supply today. We couldn’t eat that many ...(Read More)

Tips from My 18 year Fitness Journey

  Tips from My 18 Year Fitness Journey!! Tips & Lessons from my personal Fitness Journey. I share with you the latest health and fitness information that really works in the real world before anyone else. No amount of exercise will correct hormone imbalances for fat loss: You must control your Leptin hormone in your battle to lose body fat and put one more hormone on your side. People are unknowingly fighting a losing battle with leptin every time they attempt to lose weight. Your body depends on high levels of leptin and sensitive leptin receptors to burn fat. Anytime you go on a diet and reduce your calorie intake, leptin levels plummet and fat burning is dramatically reduced. Because leptin’s main function is to protect your body against starvation, and in the midst of decreased food intake (i.e. dieting), your body unfortunately views your stored body fat as a ...(Read More)

Does young wheat grass contain gluten?

One of my clients that has been in my Health Coaching Program for 8 years voiced a concern over wheat grass juice being gluten free. So, I wanted to take a moment to share some light on the subject with all of my blog followers. Does Wheatgrass Contain Gluten? Some people become sick when they consume the elastic protein in wheat, barley and rye called gluten. Celiac disease causes a multitude of symptoms including gastrointestinal upset, rashes and brain fog, and can be linked to other diseases such as cancer, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Celiac sufferers must avoid all gluten for the rest of their lives. Wheatgrass grows from the seed of wheat, so it would seem like something celiacs should avoid. However, because it is a young version of the plant, the grass itself does not contain gluten. What Is Wheat Grass? Used primarily as a nutritional supplement, wheat ...(Read More)

How to choose the best shoe for your sport.

If the Shoe Fits How to choose the best shoe for your sport. When it comes to workout equipment, you may be surprised that your most important item is not an iPod, digital pedometer, or trendy workout clothes. Top priority is given to what is protecting the bottom of your feet—your shoes. The success of your workout and the health of your legs and feet depend largely on what type of shoe you wear. Make sure you get the right ones by avoiding common athletic shoe mistakes. And do this by checking out this expert advice on selecting the best shoe for your foot type and kind of exercise. It May Cost You Wearing the wrong kind of shoe when you exercise may cost you. And not financially. Sneakers that don’t fit properly, are worn down, or aren’t designed for your sport may lead to aches and pains in your ...(Read More)

5K for beginners be ready for the race

Be ready for the race. Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated in your exercise routine. When you have something attainable to work towards and you can track your progress, you’ll be challenged and more likely to stick with exercise. Your goal may be to lose a certain number of pounds or to lower your blood pressure. Or if you’re a runner, you may enjoy working towards running a race. If you’re new to running, a 5K is the perfect distance to work towards. Five kilometers is the equivalent of 3.1 miles. Play your cards right, and a couple months is all it takes to be ready to run this far. Want to know how to reach the finish line in tip-top shape? Read on. Step One: Sign Up You’ve made the decision to run a 5K. Great! You’re on the road to fitness and fulfilling your goals. ...(Read More)

Apple Fritter Muffins for Health and Wellness

Apple Fritter Muffins When I was little I loved apple fritters. The gooey, sticky, apple-y doughnut was my favorite thing to eat on Saturday mornings.  Well, since traditional apple fritters are filled with sugar, unhealthy fats, carbs, and gluten, eating one just isn’t an option anymore. This recipe for Apple Fritter Muffins captures the flavor and experience of an apple fritter doughnut without any of the repercussions! In fact you’ll be getting protein and even some fiber from these tasty treats. Here’s what you need for 12: 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 2 organic apples, chopped 1/4 cup organic golden raisins 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 4 Tablespoons water 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon plus a dash 1 Tablespoon pure grade B maple syrup 9 organic cage-free eggs 3 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dash of sea salt     Preheat oven to 350 degrees ...(Read More)

Knowing what is in our food is a complex problem

The problem is more complex than blaming any one person. As a Health and Wellness Coach, I spend many hours every week researching the food we eat. Just this week I spent several hours getting through the gatekeepers of a company. I wanted to know for my clients what part of the Agave plant they used and what they used as a processing method. I knew that one part of the agave plant processed one way would yield a low GI of 30 and another part of the agave plant processed another way would produce a high GI of 70. One would cause high blood sugar, heart disease along with speeding up the aging process and the other would produce low blood sugar,  anti aging i.e. slowing down the aging process, and a more healthy lifestyle. Having a job, kids and family where does a parent find the time to ...(Read More)

Small Seeds with a Big Impact on your Health and Wellness

Small Seed, Big Impact The wonderful world of flax seed—by the numbers. A powerhouse food packed with health benefits. If you’ve not added flax seed to your diet, you will soon. First cultivated nearly 3,000 years ago, flax seed has been around a while. Back in the eighth century, King Charlemagne was so convinced of the goodness of flax seed he enforced laws that required the people of his land to eat it. Now, 1,300 years later, experts realize Charlemagne’s suspicions were spot on. Evidence has shown flax seed may help lower your risk of cancer, lung disease, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Recognition of these health benefits has lead to an increase in the amount of flax seed being added to foods such as oatmeal, crackers, and bread. You may want to add it to your food as well. 3 Ingredients What makes flax seed so great? Its reputation ...(Read More)