Monthly Archives: March 2013

WATER: Vital to Your Health:

This is more of a reminder than a recipe.  Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water a day.

Do you know that your blood is 70% water?  Not enough water and your blood can become sludgy – lots of health implications.  Water also helps to conduct electricity in your body…and so much more.

Many clients say they simply don’t like drinking water or ask how to drink that much water?   Our world is becoming more toxic and it is important to flush these toxins out of our body on a continual basis.  Eating vegetables and fruits with high water content counts as part of your water intake and fiber is important as well.

Magnesium: It does a body good!

The mineral of the month is Magnesium, which is the mineral of the muscle – the heart being the largest muscle in your body. Magnesium is a relaxer, not only of the muscles, but of the mind – it can calm you down. If you are having heart palpitations it can help regulate the heart into a normal beat. Magnesium is often used in the emergency room in intravenous form when someone comes in with a heart attack or life threatening arrhythmia – irregular heart beat. It is also responsible for over 300 enzyme functions in your body – yet most Americans are deficient in it. Often we take supplements with calcium and magnesium as a combination. Yet, recent studies state that we may be taking too much calcium which can cause calcification of the muscles and arteries. We often get enough calcium in dairy products and in some vegetables, yet we simply do not get enough magnesium in our diet. Milk of magnesia is magnesium and is famous for helping with constipation. Too much can cause diarrhea although magnesium glycinate will not do this. It is also in the form of Epsom Salts and you can use 2 cups to 1/2 cup of Baking Soda in a bath to sooth tense or fatigued muscles. Your body absorbs the magnesium and you can relax. Try this before bed or when you are stressed. Light a candle and just let go. If you have cramps – menstrual, leg cramps, feel aggravated or overwhelmed take 200 mg. of magnesium and relax those muscles. Before doing physical or strenuous work it helps to take 200 mg. of magnesium and 400 mg. of gaba. Gaba also helps you to relax as it is an inhibitory amino acid – calming. Your body will love you for it. I sell both in my office. Adding magnesium to your diet can support you if you experience any of the following conditions:

Who is living longer?

The reports are that we are living longer.  Yes, the generation that ate as I did are living longer IF they continued to eat and drink healthily.  The reports are saying that the pre-prepared, fast food generation will not live as long.  This is sad – yet very understandable.  So now is the time to get our health back – now.

My father-in-law is 105 – always ate real food – no prepared foods, and drinks one glass of wine a night.  They lived by themselves until three years ago. My mother-in-law was 95 when she passed away.  Real food – that’s the key.

It is so much healthier and you eat less and have more vitamins, minerals and nutrients in your food.  And you feel better – what a concept.

Good Foods & Foods that Don’t do a body good!

I am so grateful that I have a reference point of a time in my life when most of the food that was consumed was healthy.

I grew up in New England, north ofBoston, near the ocean.  The food in our grocery store was mostly grown locally.

There were no pre-prepared frozen meals or foods.

We ate foods from our garden each spring and summer.  Our mom or grandmother canned fruits, froze fruits and veges in season, & made soups from scratch.  We went to berry farms and picked strawberries and blueberries.

There were no “light” foods: yogurts, ice cream, milk (you took the cream off the top if you did not want the fat)

There were no preservatives in our foods or in us!

GETTING THINGS DONE

This past year I hired One Coach to provide guidance in growing my business.  One Coach is headed by John Assaraf of “The Secret”.  I heard him speak at CEOSpace, a weeklong training session I did inLake Tahoelast March.  Trainings are now held atLakeLas Vegas– much warmer!  Call me if you want to know more about CEOSpace!

FOOD CHOICES:

DIET:

Diet is critical in bringing about balance to the body.  The typical American diet is not healthy.  We have one of the highest mortality rates in the world, currently ranking 27th!!   We are advanced in putting forth an array of junk foods, which do not nourish the body.  Eat empty calories, crave more food, more chemicals in the body equates to more disease!  Sugar causes mood swings and feeds the bad bacteria in your body, weakening your immune system.  It also keeps your body acidic in pH value and it is impossible to heal and become healthy in an acidic state.

How do you test / screen for food Allergies / sensitivities?:

Skin Prick and Blood Tests: 
Often these have not proven conclusive or accurate. Frequently if the food being tested was not eaten within 24 hours of the test it will not report as an allergen – and this is a painful procedure.

Food Allergies:The Blood Type & Genetic Connection

Knowing your blood type and Genetic type is important in identifying some food allergies. For instance if you are an “O” or “B” blood type, you will be more sensitive to wheat. Or you can be sensitive to wheat regardless of your blood type if it is eaten too frequently. Those with strong reactions to gluten/gliaden have celiac disease, where gluten cannot be tolerated at all. (Note: since the early ’80′s the wheat has been bio-engineered to have 5 times the gluten/gliaden in it; this has caused many intestinal problems.) Gluten/gliaden is tested in the Saliva Hormone test I do and about one quarter of the tests are showing gluten intolerance. When it is eliminated from the diet the women feel amazingly better.