BROCCOLI SPROUTS WILL ALWAYS MAKE ME LAUGH!

When I hear the words,  “Broccoli Sprouts!”  I giggle and laugh!! Why?  When my husband was diagnosed with cancer seventeen years ago we did all kinds of alternative therapies and natural therapies after realizing that the conventional therapy may not have been the final route to go (for him).  I would ask his oncologist a lot of questions, which his oncologist disliked.  Apparently, he felt I was questioning his expertise.  I am not one to just listen and do.  I want to know more!  I also asked him what we could do in addition to the conventional chemotherapy, for which, he told us “nothing.”  There was one occasion where I shared we were going to change our food lifestyle to very strict raw foods and juicing and he yelled at me saying, “You can have him eat as many broccoli sprouts as you want and it will do nothing for cancer!”  Then he stormed out of the room.  My husband asked me if I had said anything about broccoli sprouts and my response was NO but I was going to look them up, it sounded promising.   And we burst out  laughing.  I think at that point we had cried so much with his diagnosis and how many months he was told he had to live that we only had laughter left.

With my BROCCOLI SPROUT fond memories you can only imagine the excitement when I saw this article!   YAY!  Check it out! RESULTS ARE SO PROMISING!

BROCCOLI SPROUT EXTRACT SHOWS PROMISE…                                                           CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

NO, I AM NOT SUPERHUMAN!

This morning I had someone say to me,  “Why do you always post about being happy and all these positive posts when you are challenged also? Why don’t you let people know that you have challenges too.”  This isn’t the first time someone has mentioned this so I took it as a clue.  

I have had many challenges in my life and I didn’t, nor don’t have time to pitty potty my way through them or woe is me.  I don’t know if it is instinctive for me to just power through them, shed many tears in the shower along the way, and ask what am I meant to learn from this or if this is something I was taught to do growing up.  I almost lost my soul mate when I was 27 years old to cancer.  My health went on a downward spiral a couple years after that with severe chemical sensitivities, my thyroid and adrenals were not working properly and I was searching for a natural way to bounce back.  I had three pregnancies and battled hyperemesis garvidarum for each one and refused to medicate for the condition.  That took huge mindset. It was extremely exhausting.    My oldest child had focusing challenges and it effected her learning.  My middle child has anxiety challenges and it effected his every day simple tasks.  My third child had to have reconstructive surgery at 7 months old. He was breaking out in hives with about 75% of the foods he was consuming at 1 years old (and we eat mostly organic, no soy, no funky fake stuff- figure that one out-) .  He also has been challenged with sensory imput, a thumb sucker, severely phonologically speech impaired, word retrieval, learning difficulties, coordination, balance and behavioral challenges.  I am sure I have missed other challenges.  

The  point is that I am not superhuman. I don’t pretend to be superhuman. I have many challenges.   I choose to have a positive mindset and remind myself that I am here to learn from my challenges.  It is not what I am challenged with it is how I react to the challenges and what I learn from them.  I use my challenges to help others and share with others what I have done naturally to overcome all the challenges I have had. I am very passionate about that. I search for natural means and I never give up resulting in finding a solution.  I choose to post  a positive quote or write about events in a positive way and it relates often to my previous or current challenges. So next time you see me post something happy and positive know I am also thrown lemons. I  learn to make lemonade out of them. 

SO HOW IS THAT DIET WORKING FOR YA?

This video will totally change how you decide you are going to diet!  When the  word “die” is in diet, that may be our clue.

Peter Greenlaw shares why,  “Food will never be enough again.” Our soils are so depleted of nutrients that the only difference between organic and not organic food now a days is the amount of pesticides we are consuming. When you eat food you are getting 10 of the 70 minerals your body  needs daily, organic or not.   When you don’t get those minerals your body requires to absorb all the vitamins your body also needs daily then you are missing both.  Yikes!   Foods job is to carry genetic information to our genes.  If you are not feeding your body all the nutrients it needs then your genes are not getting feed properly and your body breaks down.  If you don’t supplement properly for every pound you lose you are also losing muscle. We love our muscle- uh oh! When one diets, cuts calories, not only do they decrease the amount of food they eat but they also decrease the amount of nutrients. Our body functions on the amount of nutrients it receives. It is not a calorie counter. It counts nutrients! 

 

WISHING YOU HAD DONE THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Most people reflect back on life and realize they wished they had lived life differently.  Most people don’t fulfill even half of their dreams.  What if you started to realize that you are destined to live the life of your dreams? We truly are meant to not have any regrets.  Each of us is here on a mission and we get distracted, fall off track sometimes or are busy learning from challenges that we are facing. We all have experienced this.  Some give up, feel exhausted, burnt out, look at challenges as obstacles while others look at challenges as stepping stones.  

Bronnie Ware, a hospice nurse did a study asking her patients in their final days if there was anything they regretted or whether there was anything they wish they had done differently and the number one answer was, ” I wish I had lived a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”  That is powerful! 

GREAT ARTICLE INTERVIEWING BRONNIE WARE CLICK HERE

CONSUME NATURAL SUGAR- NEW EVIDENCE- IT BENEFITS US!

I have always enjoyed my electrolyte enhanced sports drink while working out and exercising.  It always makes me feel so much better than plain water.  There have been few times where I am rushing out the door to workout and forget my prepared water bottle on the counter and yes I do feel a difference!   So when I see the science behind natural sugar and what it does for the brain, hormones, and overall exercise performance I get real excited that it’s not really all in my head. YAY!   

Some benefits include:

  • enhanced concentration
  • better control and movement
  • quicker recovery
  • reduction of hormonal stress (keep cortisol levels balanced)

“While many believe using carbohydrates in the form of sugar is better served for longer-termed endurance exercise, new evidence is showing that enjoying a bit of the sweet stuff can also benefit both short- and long- duration exercise like your average gym workout.

Short exercise durations, in theory, shouldn’t require large amounts of carbohydrates, whereas long duration exercise, is fueled mostly by fat. So why should you consume sugar at all? The reason is that simple carbohydrates can drive and enhance exercise performance, which is why they are still part of the regular supplementation regimen for the vast majority of top athletes.”

How do you know how much to consume so the carbohydrates don’t become stored and make you put on weight you don’t want or need?

Short term exercise:  30 grams of carbohydrates per hour or a sip every 8 – 10 minutes during a  workout

Endurance or longer duration exercise:  more carbohydrates definately will be needed and the best form is a mix o

HOT TOPIC! THIS WILL LEAN YOU UP ALL NIGHT IN BED!

HOT TOPIC! THIS WILL LEAN YOU UP ALL NIGHT IN BED!

Hot Topic! New Territory!  There are a lot of studies going on right now and the results coming in are exciting.  Protein right before bed!  It is showing that it is very beneficial for those that are looking to lean up and put on some muscle mass.  We all know that when you put on lean muscle mass it assists in the fat burning process.  An additional tip to allow for slower digestion and to let those amino acids slowly feed the muscles all night and into the muscle cells….  add a scoop of a nut butter into your Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate.

Make sure the undenatured whey protein you are taking right before bed doesn’t have added sugar. That sugar can cause unwanted weight gain.

Make sure that the whey protein is in an undenatured state.  Meaning not heated or processed. Heated and processed proteins cause bloat and are acidic. For results you want an alkaline protein.

If you are looking for a great undenatured whey protein shake from grass-fed cows that will boost your metabolism all night and lean you up  CLICK HERE or contact me.  I have done all the research for you! 

WANT A LEAN BODY? PROTEIN! (and not just any kind!)

WANT A LEAN BODY? PROTEIN!  (and not just any kind!)

I have friends that are getting that LEAN body! YAY! Then I have others that are  working out, eating clean, and wondering why they are not getting that look they desire.

It comes down to THREE reasons why –, QUALITY of protein, TIMING, and AMOUNT.  That’s it!

QUALITY

There are three important macro-nutrients that our body requires and they are carbohydrates, fat, and protein.  The problem today is that our Standard American Diet (SAD) has decent amounts of protein BUT it is mixed with processed, artificial junk.   This doesn’t allow optimal utilization of body composition.  You must have balance of the three macronutrients in healthy forms.  A lot of people are juicing right now and that is great.  Again there seems to be not enough balance with the juicing. Protein is being missed. Many people feel that the protein from too much meat will cause problems.

GREAT NEWS!  Undenatured Whey Protein from Grass-Fed cows.  It has the perfect balance of amino acids the muscles require and the bioavailability is the best I have seen.  Unfortunately, a problem in the protein shake industry is that many companies claim that their product has a certain amount of protein in it but the quality assurance is not being done and  third party tests on the products are showing that you are not getting what is on the label. With that said you will want to find a company that has integrity and a quality product.

TIMING

To spike the muscle protein synthesis you will want to get the protein in your body several times throughout the day.  Depending on your lifestyle, active or sedentary you will want protein anywhere from 3 – 5 times a day.

It is great to consume protein within 30 minutes after your workout so it goes straight to the muscle fibers and tissues for repair and recovery.  You will also want the most readily absorbable protein to get it to those muscles fast so you don’t miss the repair time.  Undenatured whey protein concentrate from Grass-Fed Cows.

AMOUNT 

Calculating the amount of protein your body requires for you lifestyle is done many different ways. 

  • For sedentary folks the RDA is 50g per day
  • The active group, more endurance based athletes, runners, bikers, etc multiply .7  or .8 per lb. of body weight
  • The resistance training population that are trying to put on muscle mass and gain that lean muscle .9 – 1 g of protein per lb. of body weight
  • The older population is having sarcopenia in high incidences today. They need over 30g of protein per meal serving  

 

QUALITY, TIMING, and AMOUNT of protein will get you your LEAN BODY!

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WHAT NEXT WHEN YOUR PASSION HAS YOU AT POVERTY LEVEL?

Underpaid!  Living at or below the poverty line is their life!  

Can you imaging thinking as your work day comes to an end, every single day, “I am not sure I can do this any longer.  I am not making enough of a living to keep it going.”  Small organic farmers are not doing it for the money.  They are doing it out of their passion for real food, an organic lifestyle, and their love for the earth.  

When you buy from an organic farmer you are buying from someone who has worked really hard to get that food in front of you. A lot harder than you may realize. They often have to justify to consumers why their produce costs more. It most definately tastes so much better than mass produced produce. 

“THE ORGANIC LIFE” Chronicles a year in the life of an organic farmer…CLICK TO VIEW MOVIE

A year in the life of an hopeful organic farmer and his skeptical girlfriend reveals that a changing climate, financial insecurity, demanding physical labor, and corporate agriculture threaten the sustainability of one of the world’s most traditional livelihoods in modern-day America.

You can also show your support by purchasing this movie to share with others.  Definately opened my eyes even more to appreciate small organic farmers at a whole new level.  Share this with children too.  They are our future.  

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW PROTEIN TREND – CRICKETS?

I was recently introduced to CRICKET PROTEIN!  Yes eating crickets as a source of protein.   Eeeek!  Can you imagine biting into a cricket burger , cricket protein bar, or cricket sandwich?  I am visualizing antennae, legs, and crunchy body parts.  At first I thought this was a joke so I did a little research.  Eeeek!  The idea of eating crickets is just so gross. 

It appears to be a rising trend and claims to be healthier than beef, have more magnesium than beef with a lot of other healthy nutrients in them.  I am wondering what the crickets eat because with cows it matters what they eat. If they are not grass fed cows their meat is less than optimal.  I am picturing a cricket farm, they are free roaming and eat organic feed of some kind. I never really thought about what crickets eat.  I think that would be important to know.  Also I know that they are calling it cricket meat but how much meat can really be on a cricket and would that mean if you are vegetarian or vegan you can’t eat bugs?  Or can you eat bugs and still be considered vegan or vegetarian?  So much to research. 🙂

I guess if you can get past the ICK factor they can be quite delicious- so they say.  As interesting as all of this can be I am still on the fence with the idea of eating crickets for protein.  Honestly, at this time I am in love with my un-denatured whey protein and my sprouted vegan shake for my feeling like being vegan today shakes.  They are alkaline, organic, give me all the essential amino acids I need and keeps me lean with lots of energy.

SHOCKING NEW NUTRITION TREND- CRICKET PROTEIN…

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POUR ON THE SAUERKRAUT! IT IS A SUPERFOOD!

Pour on the Sauerkraut. It is a Superfood!

Replenish the good bacteria in your gut!

Have you ever been on antibiotics?  Silly question right!  The question should be how many times have we been on antibiotics.  Where as there are benefits to be on antibiotics it unfortunately wrecks a whole lot of havoc on our gut.  It kills all the good gut flora that is responsible for keeping our immune system high and assisting in digesting food and absorbing nutrients.  It can actually throw our body off and take a good 6 months to restore that gut flora.  A great way to speed that process is by making raw sauerkraut or purchasing it at a local health food store.

Increases digestive enzymes in the stomach to assist in proper digestion and absorption of nutrients!

As we get older it is harder for us to create hydrochloric acid in our body. This acid is essential in breaking down foods. The lactic acid that is created when eating the sauerkraut will partially compensate for some of the missing hydrochloric acid to defend against harmful bacteria and parasites. 

Have acne?  

Raw sauerkraut has also been show to assist teens with acne.  It cleanses the bowls and generates healthy bowel flora which is the cornerstone for every natural acne treatment. 

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