Fat loss hormone to rebalance weight 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 huge asset to survival. After all, body fat provides a vast supply of stored energy and warmth, both highly-valued resources when food is in short supply. You see, when you go on a diet, your body isn’t aware of your hopes for a slim, tight waistline ...(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)

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)

Are You Really Committed To Your Health and Wellness Plan?

Are you committed to your health and wellness plan? I believe that success, wealth, prosperity, abundance, lifestyle freedom, or however you define your “ULTIMATE success” only comes to those who are committed to their purpose. Those who momentarily want to be involved or want to just dabble with their metabolic health and wellness plan are often left disappointed. See, you and every single successful person you know are alike. You have access to information, and to resources that were once out of the reach of folks like you and me. And you have access to coaches, mentors, advisers, communities, forums, seminars, masterminds and workshops to guide you all the way to success. But even in the best of circumstances some people will stay where they are in life, never achieving the level of success they dreamed of, and in fact they’ll digress, get bitter and resentful of others because of their limiting self beliefs and ...(Read More)

It’s Spring and Fiddlehead season; enjoy this Yummy Recipe.

Sauteed Fiddlehead Recipe It’s Spring and Fiddlehead season—many ask how do I prepare this great green. Here is a simple and delicious way to prepare. After cleaning fiddleheads bring two cups of fiddleheads to a boil and cook one minute.  Remove from heat and drain. Two scallions-sliced or cut in pieces One large clove of garlic or two small—sliced 1 tbsp Coconut Oil Season to taste with salt and crushed red pepper. Heat coconut oil and saute scallions for one minute, add garlic for another minute and now you are ready to add fiddleheads.   Add salt and red pepper to season.  Stir fry for no more than 5 minutes.  Serves 2 to 3

USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto

  “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”   –  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and ...(Read More)

Metabolic Syndrome Risks

Going Metabolic Are you at risk? Formerly called Syndrome X, metabolic syndrome is the new term used to describe a group of health conditions that together increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, and poor leg circulation. The health conditions that fall under the metabolic syndrome umbrella include high blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol and excess fat around the waist-all of which affect your metabolism. If you have only one of these conditions, you don’t have metabolic syndrome, though you’re at increased risk of developing a range of diseases. But once you find yourself living with three or more metabolic conditions, you have metabolic syndrome and your chances of developing a serious disease are even greater. Don’t lose heart, though, because there’s good news! Aggressive lifestyle changes of exercise and diet (and taking certain medications if required) can improve your condition or even ...(Read More)

Healthy Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Healthy Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs; learn to love nature’s healthy noodles: spaghetti squash. If you haven’t yet tried spaghetti squash then you’re in for a real treat. A pile of tender spaghetti squash strands piled high with protein and veggie meatballs makes the perfect fitness meal. Servings: 12 Here’s what you need: 3 pounds lean, organic, grass-fed ground beef 4 celery stalks, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 3 omega-3, eggs 1/2 cup almond meal 2 Tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon garlic powder dash of sea salt and pepper Optional: handful of greek olives Sauce 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste splash of white wine 2 cups fresh basil, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped dash of sea salt and pepper Noodles 1 spaghetti squash Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash spaghetti squash and poke all over with a knife. Place directly on the ...(Read More)

Balance your body to lose the fat and tone the muscle.

The longer I’ve been in the healthcare industry, the more I realize that a ‘balanced body’ is the key to just about any health goal you might have. Whether you want to lose weight, reduce bodyfat, build muscle, or increase athleticism, the faster you balance your body the quicker you’ll see results. The first step is to balance your ‘Macronutrient Ratio, which is just a fancy way of saying that you have to balance the amount of carbs:proteins:fats you consume. Next, consider the ‘Nutrient Density’ in everything you eat. Not all calories were created equally, not even from the same macronutrient classification or category. Cholesterol is actually normal and great for your body — it’s something your body naturally produces, and it’s required to sustain life.  However, inflammation + high levels of cholesterol consumption with your diet results in a very dangerous situation. Triglycerides are often the root cause of ...(Read More)