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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Would You Yell At My Child In Your Diner I What Has Our Country Become

SO what has our country become?

I find it sick that my news feed today is actually filled with people that are okay with this diner owner yelling at a child. You should never yell at a child that isn't yours, period. As well I ran a lot of stores, and a lot of restaurants, and I never once yelled at a child, or had other patrons ask me to do the same.

One friend posted on her wall about her experience with her children  "when they were little to include fine dining. We always got over the top compliments from servers and other customers. My kids knew what was appropriate behavior as toddlers. I can remember once and only once where my son misbehaved and I removed him immediately from the restaurant so as not to disturb other diners paying to enjoy a meal. IT only took once. Honestly that tact seems dead with some of today's parents. A little kid yelled (not upset--just making obnoxious noise) through my dinner with my husband the other night while her parents did NOTHING to quiet her down or remove her.
As a parent, you do have an obligation to remove your child if it disturbs diners. If your child does not have the temperament or manners? They are not ready to dine in public with others. It's a privilege. Not a right."

This wasn't at some fine dining, we have plenty of money, and I'm a DisneyMom event. RIGHT? Yes, this comment above came from a mom blogger that is a DisneyMom ... which I hope they saw that post because that is the type of person they are connected to. This was a family at the end of a vacation trying to get some breakfast and get on the road. They waited 30 minutes for a table, which they didn't leave because on a weekend morning ever diner would have had the same wait. Then they waited 40 minutes for their child's pancakes. Would your toddler at the end of a vacation act that way once they were starved?

Parents are saying they should have had cheerios, or coloring books, or numerous other things. Really? DO you think that would have stopped the crazy reaction from the owner. And how often do you take all of that into a diner on vacation? Be honest. ..

And have you all seen the diner footage of the crazy owner? I have seen that, her response on Facebook and the parents side of things and I feel like we've shifted too far over to the wrong side of the tracks in our country if we think it's okay for a business owner to yell at a toddler.

And all of the women that are posting about how it was their fault. You should never take a fussy baby out to a restaurant (yes... even on weekend on vacation in Maine)... I am sickened at the way our society is reacting to this event.  It really breaks my heart.

Photo Credit: PoisonedCandyFloss/Tumblr

One gals response was "she said her kid was "fussing" . We all know what that means. Also, they still should have known better to just go somewhere quick or have something with them so that the kid wasn't starving while they were waiting."

Another gal said, "Here's the crux of it. People are claiming this small town Maine diner owner is unprofessional. How many of these people have been to small town Maine? The idea that everyone should run their business to the same standards is ridiculous. Ever hear of local color? Ever heard of a business owner being rough around the edges? I have no problem with what she did. You walk into a small town diner, cash only kind of place, you adjust your expectations from a restaurant chain dining experience. You don't get food in 10 minutes. You don't get fake pasted on smiles. You get real small town America. And if she's looking out for her regulars and is rude to an out of towner...well again. That's kind of what I would expect."

Really... if you live in a small town you are expected to be rough around the edges and everyone else should just get over it?

There is also a comment that I saw on a thread when someone asked this owner if they were open today. The owner said they weren't closing because of some "retarded child with autism," then advised the lady not to bring in kids or she could expect their food to get spit in.

Really... this owner is sick in the head, and the people that are applauding her ... I just don't get it. I had to rant. Thank you universe for allowing me the sanity to see that this behavior shouldn't be applauded.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Food, Exercise and Anti-depressant Use I Paleo Vegeo

What does food and exercise have to do with anti-depressant use? 

Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent and underutilized antidepressant. ~ Bill Phillips.

The Ashley Madison's affair hookup site being hacked and the fact that the states with the highest infidelity were also the states with the highest antidepressant use wasn't surprising to me. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), says the rate of antidepressant use in this country among teens and adults (people ages 12 and older) increased by almost 400% between 1988–1994 and 2005–2008. So what about today? 

An article in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry starts with: "Few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and depression while they easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness."

I know that the state with the number four slot, Utah, for use of the Ashley Madison website also has not only the highest use rates of antidepressant use in the country, but the highest depression index, according to a National Mental Health Survey in 2007. And from my days in restaurant operations I know one of the most popular restaurants in the chain industry has the highest amount of cheesecake sold at their Utah location. 

So what is the answer for lowering the use of antidepressants... I have no clinical answer other than the more real foods we eat, and the more we make it a practice to move and breathe vigorously daily, the better off I think we'll be. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Visalus Transformation Challenge compared to the JM Ocean Avenue Trim4Life Program

Visalus Transformation Challenge compared to the JM Ocean Avenue Trim4Life Program

Visalus Transformation Challenge compared to the JM Ocean Avenue Trim4Life Program
I have a few people that have asked about the differences between the Visalus Transformation Kit and the JM Ocean Avenue Trim60 Trim4Life product kit and wanted to give you all some answers. I think the biggest difference is that you don't get anything artificial in JM Ocean Avenue products, and there is no soy protein it for a good reason. You are getting less products, but they actually do more, and help you to be able to move into maintenance easier because you are eating real foods and building a healthy lifestyle. This is not a Medifast-type program. We want you to find optimal health, and ingredients do not lie.

So let's break down the difference between the Visalus Kit and the JM Ocean Avenue Kit

Visalus Transformation Kit ($249 a month) includes:

  • Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix:  Help shape your body with perfect nutrition. (60 servings and you drink it 2 times a day) Made with soy (which I don't recommend) and Fibersol which is just a disguise for the genetically modified corn fiber, and lots of other ingredients that are hard to pronounce
  • Vi-Slim® Metab-Awake Tablets:  Nutritional support to help you burn fat faster, without jitters or stimulants.  (30 servings) Includes a lot of caffeine, 3 different substances, and Evodiae Fructus which is mostly used in medicine to reduce diarrhea, which makes me wonder why it's part of the program.  
  • Vi-Trim® Clear Control Drink Mix:  Add to your shake or any beverage to keep hunger at bay and help prevent diet sabotage. (30 servings) Garcinia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used for 12 weeks or less. Long-term safety is unknown. Garcinia can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache. 
  • Shape-Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins:  Add to your shake for fun, variety, and health benefits! (10 servings) Natural and artificial flavors
  • Omega Vitals™:  Help your joints, your skin, your hair, your heart and every cell in your body with our exclusive blend of life enhancing oils, including evening primrose, pumpkin seed, and molecularly distilled fish oils.  (30 servings) Contains Soybean oil. 
  • ViSalus NEURO™ Smart Energy Drink Mix:  Get healthy energy. Nutrition for body and your brain! (30 servings) Flavored with Sucralose (artificial sweetener) 
JM Ocean Avenue Trim60 Kit is very simple ($149.90/month) and includes:
  • WAVSmart Vanilla Bean Smoothie: A delicious naturally flavored vanilla-bean smoothie mix that delivers optimal results for weight management and nutrient delivery (In the Trim4Life program you drink once per day - 30 Servings) This shake is all natural, undenatured whey, no soy. Includes acerola berries for vitamin C and antioxidant support, healthy omega's, fiber, probiotics, greens and is safe for any age and sweetened with stevia instead of sugar or splenda. 
  • JMOA Invigorate - A thermogenic component designed to help activate the brown fat cells ability to 'burn' fat as a source of energy to create body heat. Also regulates blood sugar levels, combating stress related appetite and improve serotonin levels for enhanced mood and reduced carb cravings and stress-induced fat gain. (90 Servings - take 3 times a day) 
Visalus Transformation Challenge compared to the JM Ocean Avenue Trim4Life Program I REV IT UP JMOA Barbara Christensen

The average person today consumes approximately 300–500 more calories than he or she did 30 years ago. Although these extra calories may not seem like a big deal, they can equate to roughly two pounds of increased fat per month if not burned through physical activity. One well-known way to maintain a healthy weight is by improving our eating habits, including eating an appropriate number of calories to match our lifestyle.

The average individual should consume between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day; unfortunately, the size of today’s meals makes it difficult to stay within that limit. For example, a typical dinner at a restaurant often contains between 1,000 and 2,000 calories alone. Our appetite is naturally stimulated by the release of a hormone called dopamine.

We are constantly surrounded by advertisements as well as food and beverage products that are designed to stimulate the release of dopamine without our body realizing it. This causes us to feel hungry even when our body doesn’t actually need food.

The proprietary blend found in JMOA’s Invigorate helps send signals to the body that it is satiated. It also works collectively to increase the level of AMPK, aiding in the uptake of sugar from the blood stream and signaling to the body that it is full.  {People with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) should not take bitter melon, because it may trigger or worsen the problem.}

It also  aids in weight management by acting as a cellular de-stressor. It also stimulates many enzymes that work to protect nucleic acid degradation. This allows cells to carry out their metabolic functions more efficiently including signaling to the body that it is full.

Or how about just going with the JM Ocean Avenue REV It Up Kit. This amazing kit offers the newest JMOA WAVSmart Pro Shake Mix offers benefits to help feed your body and maximize your nutrition and fitness goals. Uses Undenatured Whey Protein which assists in post-workout recovery and promotes lean muscle development by replenishing your body’s energy supplies and rebuilding muscle fibers. This is grass fed, A2 undenatured straight up whey protein.

WAVSmart Pro has been designed with a thermal factor built into the formula while its caloric tax is so low, you actually burn off the calories consumed while retaining the nutrient density for metabolic, mind and body health.

In addition to the thermic effect and water rebalance, the REV IT UP program also takes advantage of glycogen depletion by reducing glycogen load temporarily. This contributes to a reduction in size and weight in a matter of days. WAVSmart Pro is also designed in line with this glycogen depletion programming.

While helping to produce a shift in your daily calorie balance and body glycogen load, WAVSmart Pro and the foods we will select as part of REV-UP will also induce expulsion of unnecessary water from the body; while maintaining healthy hydration of lean muscle tone due to the naturally rich potassium payload and voiding of sodium.

The Rev Up Promo Pack contains one  WAVMpower, WAVInvigorate, WAVFocus, and our newest product WAVSmart Pro. Kick start your summer body with this health pack for ultimate results. And the Distributor pricing right now is just $174.95... can't beat that!!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Your Harshing On My Legumes I Why Paleo Is So Quick To Jump On Vegans

Always drama over legumes

The other day I shared this amazing broccoli and oregano hummus recipe from The Flexitarian on my Facebook page, knowing that the first comment I would get would be that "chickpeas aren't Paleo". I get this all the time in my large nutrition group as well. And my standard answer is from the "authorities" in nutrition because of course myself with a nutrition diploma and a lifetime of ingredient research cannot be the common sense for many of these folks. The people that hate on these sorts of posts are those that are very traditional in the defined roles of Paleo Vegan (Pegan as Dr. Mark calls it) as you can see the traditional below.

our Harshing On My Legumes I Why Paleo Is So Quick To Jump On Vegans I Pegan Paleo Vegeo

What I tell them is this:
t depends on where you get your information, ____. If you look at the Whole 30 Vegan/Vegetarian shopping list Tofu, lentils, and properly prepared beans are all acceptable paleo foods. Paleo Leap says, "Legumes and pseudograins (which include vegetarian staples like buckwheat and quinoa) are both promising solutions to this puzzle – as long as they’re prepared correctly." 
And if you have read my basics you know that this Paleo Vegeo lifestyle is all about finding YOUR nutritional truth. That means for some people chickpeas would be fine, lentils would be fine, kidney beans would be fine, and GASP ... organic tofu would be fine if it works for you. It doesn't work for me, and I am not fond of soy in general personally. But it's your personal truth not mine. I like the TEMPT Hemp Tofu... so yummy. But even some Paleo folks would want to toss me to the timbers for saying hemp is okay if you are paleo. The truth is as you know that you have to get to know yourself and that generally means doing at least 30 days elimination from all of these foods and then reintroducing one at a time to see how your body reacts to them.

It's hard to be vegan. Don't you agree? Especially if you have food allergies. Even harder to be paleo and on top of it vegan. And so for us we have to be aware of genetics, digestion, micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients even more so than your average Paleo off the street. Although many of those that are Paleo should be genetically tested ans see if there are any gene mutations first. If you have the right gene mutation you should be low protein, high fat. If you are eating bacon and ribeye at every meal you could be doing serious damage to your brain and not know it otherwise. That foggy feeling may not be overwhelming life after all.

And there are very few vegan protein powders for paleo folks to choose from. There is the Warrior Blend and Non-GMO Pea Protein, Hemp Protein, Sacha Inchi Protein... and I am just going to say it... rice protein.

Yes I said it. I know that Paleo and Rice are not often said in the same sentence because it's not allowed. But rice in the right form can provide you with a good resistant starch. The best sources of resistant starch is going to be from those supplementary isolated starch sources, and rice protein is a better option than cold cooked rice. So I don't look at it in the same tones as I do eating rice. It's like the Alpha Meta that I have recommended to so many people.

But if you don't react to a little rice you may have been looking at B-Strong by Skoop. However I would not recommend it for B12 MTRR clients because it does show in the ingredient panel that it is not methylated b12, and I did confirm with the company. I do like the Green Foods True Vitality Protein Powder, as an alternative to the B-Strong, I actually like to mix it into The A-Game. I was actually introduced to True Vitality through Choosing Raw because it has an added DHA from algal oil which if you don't eat fish you are unlikely to get. This combination is sort of like a crazy old-school Shakeo... if you know what I mean.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Can You Get Fit Without Looking At Your Nutrition? The Hormone Connection

Can You Get Fit Without Great Nutrition??

I hear it all of the time, "I'm just going to change my diet." But I have to be the first to share that being skinny doesn't always equate to being healthy. Health is a well rounded creature, and the cravings you will continue to have are directly related to that inner health issue.

When I work with a client I have them record their meals, even if they only do it via photo. I need to know what they are eating. They think I just want to make them stop eating all of the things they love, and I admit that sometimes I will do that. But what it all really is about is getting to the core of what is going on functionally inside of that body of yours. We all have more going on than we think when it comes to how we are eating, and how that relates to our hormones. I think that for women that means Estrogen often enough, and so that is going be the first focus as I go into talking about this more in depth over the next month.

Hormones, Nutrition and Fitness

Paleo Vegeo I Barbara Christensen I Balance Your Hormones With Nutrition
Hormones - we all have them, we joke about them and women hate them. They are an ever present part of our lives and yet we don't really as individuals know very much about them or how they relate to our overall health. When you exercise your body then has some increased energy needs.You need to be able to have the ability for the increase muscular, metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular demands when you step up to the plate. When you finish you will still have needs for metabolic stimulation, repairing muscles, restoring cortisol levels. Without proper nutrition you body may see an increase in blood pressure, start eating away at the muscles instead of the fat, or even slow the metabolic rate. There are so many hormonal responses you could be having if you are not eating properly while trying to reach your fitness goals, and I want you to start thinking about this hormone connection.

For women there is more to it. Young women after they've had their cycle will be at the lowest level of estrogen in their month. Women closer to menopause may see a spike or bursts in their estrogen levels. Estrogen determines if those carbs you've had or the fats are going to be fuel your body during your HIIT or Turbo cardio session. There are over forty estrogen metabolites and they become good or bad estrogen. It is all depending on where you are at with your hormones really that will determine the type of fitness program you should be looking at, as well as the types of foods to use as part of your wellness lifestyle.

You can't just expect a one solution all of the time to suit your health. That means having a variety of good, healthy meals and snacks around to support your system. There is more to it that I'll go into tomorrow, but just know that working out will lower your estrogen, and for some of you low estrogen may be a problem.

What to eat for hormonal support

If you have a higher level of estrogen in your body then you need to eat your kale, your raw juices, apples, ginger, lemon. You want to boost your gluathione which is a requirement to break down the excess estrogen in your body. You also want prebiotics not just probiotics. I always recommend the PB Assist+ as the supplement of choice. PB Assist+ is a proprietary formula of pre-biotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms in a unique double-layer vegetable capsule delivering 5 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures and soluble pre-biotic FOS (fructo- oligosaccharides) that encourages culture adhesion and growth. The time-release double-capsule delivery system protects sensitive probiotic cultures from stomach acid. PB Assist+ supports healthy digestive functions and immunities and is safe for use by all members of your family, including your baby.

Also foods in the Brassica family like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, collard greens and cabbage should be considered for someone looking to break down extra estrogen.  And who here doesn't love some cauliflower rice or roasted brussel sprouts?? Or a yummy kale salad or kale chips in the afternoon? The reason why is that indole-3-carbinol is produced by these yummy foods through our bodies and this gets absorbed as DIM (diindolylmethane) in the small intestine. This has been shown to selectively bind to the estrogen receptors in your body. What that means is that these foods will help detoxify the excess estrogen, halt some of the conversions to estrogen into those dangerous metabolites and bring a more balanced hormonal system into play.

Root vegetables are great to help your liver naturally process estrogen. The more estrogen you are dealing with, the more root vegetables you may want to include. Stay away from the bag, sluggish fats that you may want to pile on those because that will slow down your liver and slow down the body natural processes.

Lignans can interfere with the natural production of estrogen, and if your body can't handle the estrogen it's already dealing with, this can be a problem. This is why soy is so bad for those women with PCOS as well. Women with estrogen dominance should stay away from over indulging in nuts. Those that are high in phytoestrogens are sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachio. Also almonds are a little higher, too. Women with major PCOS issues may even want to steer clear of walnuts, hazelnuts and dare I say cashews. Sorry, ladies. If you are low in estrogen then Flax seed and other seeds and nuts should be added to your diet, but don't over do it. You can also add in some soaked legumes, pea protein and make sure if you are lower in estrogen you get plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially in your recovery shake after a hard workout. Vitamin C and complex B vitamins are essential in raising your estrogen levels back up after a workout and keeping headaches, daytime fatigue, dry skin and an inability to focus in on tasks at work.

For women going into menopause with those major bursts of estrogen foods like bok choy, swiss chard and then those soaked and sprouted quinoa and buckwheat items are actually great here. This is where you are going to get those good B vitamins and the fiber your body needs to flush the estrogen out of your body quickly and efficiently. And when you are dealing with those mood swings you need to make sure you are getting enough of those essential fatty acids. You can eat avocados, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, beets to help with some additional vitamin A to support your hormonal swings.

More on fitness.... stay tuned.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Health Benefits of Dill Pollen I Allergy and Digestive Relief

Health Benefits of Dill Pollen

There are so many natural health benefits out there, that one could really research and learn all of their life and never learn about them all. I read about dill pollen on an amazing site - Pollen Ranch. They were the first in the nation to collect and store dill pollen. I recently purchased my first dill pollen, and thought, "WOW! What have I been eating before this!!" We love dill in our house, but nothing compares to real, fresh, pure dill pollen. Seriously! My favorite salad dressing these days is olive oil, coconut vinegar, Himalayan salt, garlic, lemon essential oil, and dill pollen. It's oh so yummy!!  There are so many items you can use dill pollen with, and I find that my allergies are better when I'm using it - and that's something that is priceless to me. I have had such an amazing season between curcumin and the dill pollen that it's been like living a normal life. ;) Who knew? If you click on the picture you will be able to learn more about dill pollen with Marx Food - and they gave me a great idea of adding dill pollen to my tomato soup! Cannot wait to try that out. 

Benefits of Dill (from Pollen Ranch)
  1.     Digestion: Dill itself is an appetizer and therefore extensively used in culinary. The essential oils present in it are stimulant in nature and activates secretion of bile and digestive juices. These oils also stimulate peristaltic motion of the intestine.
  2.     Insomnia: Essential oils found in herbs have a peculiar property. They are simultaneously stimulant and sedative or hypnotic, that is, they stimulate as well as pacify. The essential oils in dill are no different. The Flavonoids and vitamin-B complex present in its essential oils, being stimulant in nature, activates secretion of certain enzymes and hormones which have calmative and hypnotic effects, thereby helping have a good sleep.
  3.     Hiccups: Hiccups occur due to various reasons, primarily due to trapping and repeated upward movement of gases through the food pipe and secondarily due to certain allergies, hypersensitivity, hyperactivity and nervous malfunctioning etc. Dill can help in all of these situations. Being a carminative, it helps expulsion of gases and also reduces gas formation and being sedative, it helps calm down hiccups due to allergies (which is actually hypersensitivity of the body towards certain foreign elements and bile), hyperactivity, nervous disturbances etc.
  4.     Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused mainly due to two reasons; indigestion and microbial action. For the first, dill can certainly help as it has very good digestive properties. For the second, it can help again since the Monoterpenes and Flavonoids present in its essential oils are germicidal or bactericidal in nature and can help cure diarrhea by inhibiting microbial infections.
  5.     Dysentery: Dysentery is primarily caused due to fungal infections. Here too, dill can help as its essential oils are disinfectant in nature and help inhibit fungal infection effectively.
  6.     Menstrual Disorders: The Flavonoids in essential oils of dill are stimulant and Emenagogue in nature, that is, they stimulate secretion of certain hormones which in turn help maintain proper menstrual cycles. Respiratory Disorders: Kaempferol and certain other components of Flavonoids and Monoterpenes in the essential oils of dill are anti congestive and anti histaminic in nature and help clear congestion in the respiratory system due to histamine, allergies or cough.
  7.     Oral Care: Dill seeds and leaves are very good mouth fresheners. Apart from that, the essential oils in it are germicidal, anti oxidant and disinfectant in nature. Thus they help end microbial infections in the mouth as well as their anti oxidants minimize the damages caused to gums and teeth by the free radicals.
  8.     Cancer: Now it is the turn of the Monoterpenes to come under the lime light. These chemoprotective Monoterpenes, being stimulant in nature, activates secretion of an enzyme called glutathione-S-transferase (the radical glutathione is an effective anti oxidant) which is very effective in neutralizing carcinogens, particularly Cyano- and Benzo- derivatives and free radicals, thereby protecting from cancer. The other anti oxidants in essential oils of dill also contribute to this.
  9.     Other Benefits: Dill is relaxant, fortifying (strength giving), diuretic (increases urination helping removal of toxic substances from the body), carminative (helps removal of gases), anti spasmodic (prevents cramps), anti flatulent, stimulates lactation (galactagogue) and endocrinal secretions, enhances libido due to presence of Arginine and last but not the least, it ensures bone and dental health being a good source of calcium.[5]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mother's Nutrition **Before Pregnancy** May Alter Function of Her Children's Genes

Epigenetics: Mother's Nutrition **Before Pregnancy** May Alter Function of Her Children's Genes 

I've been talking a lot recently about how as a woman, your health means so much more than just being healthy for yourself. It's about what you are going to pass on to your children. Not only does this mean that what you eat may be changing your DNA. Imagine that. You are not passing on the healthy genes your grandparents passed onto their children, because your eating habits are actually changing your DNA. A New Scientist article recently quoted a study that was done on rats. It showed how specific supplements injected into pregnant rats alter the DNA expression of their children. So too does injection of specific supplements change their behavior. You've probably seen some of this in your children with food coloring, etc.

Back in your school biology class all of you probably learned that DNA is your genetic code. In other words it's the cellular instructions to make proteins. When our DNA is damaged, we subject ourselves to numerous health problems. Our cells become inhibited in producing what our bodies need and our bodies become challenged in re-growing healthy cells.

That being said, have you ever heard of Pottenger's cats? One particular question that Pottenger addressed in his study had to do with the nutritive value of heat-labile elements — nutrients destroyed by heat and available only in raw foods. Dr. Pottenger then devised a series of controlled experiments along with Dr. Alvin Foord, a professor of pathology at the University of Southern California and pathologist at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. In the first experiment, the cats were divided into two groups. A control group of cats was fed a raw food diet composed of raw meat, raw milk, and cod liver oil. A second group was fed a diet composed of cooked meat and processed milk (CFD) plus the cod liver oil.

The 1st through 4th generation of Pottenger's cats were great, happy, lots of great little kittens. There was no 4th generation of CFD cats. No CFD cats of the 3rd generation could give birth to healthy offspring. Either the third generation parents were sterile or the fourth generation cats died before birth. So what do you think now that we have given birth to the third or fourth generation of kids eating processed foods... what do you think we've done to them? These cats developed diseases and illnesses near the end of their lives. Then the third generation of cats began manifesting unhealthy conditions in the beginning of their lives and many died before six months of age. Like I said, there was no 4th generation of CFD cats. A really great article on the these bad bio-franken-created foods is here - http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/food-how-altered/

When you switch over to a paleo vegeo diet you will be moving to a mostly unprocessed style of eating, and you need to focus on organics when you use anything processed at all. Processed foods almost always mean genetically modified. Never forget that altering the DNA of your food directly affects the human or animal’s DNA that eats it. You can also supplement with the right paleo supplement like the Organic Greens Complex with Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is known to help the body remove harmful substances. Numerous studies have found that it helps our DNA repair itself - and it adds an alkaline kick that comes in a structure that's similar to the hemoglobin of healthy blood. For fertility, though, it also helps build up the uterine lining.

Add in an undenatured whey protein like the organic Action Whey or WAVSmart Pro, because women that frequently have early miscarriages have been shown to have lower glutathione levels. And for your spouse, it helps to have the higher levels of glutathione for properly formed sperm. This bioactive whey protein is one of the ways you get this boost to the glutathione levels in your body.

Keep reading to learn more about this nutrition for during your pregnancy and beyond.

How to get through a healthy pregnancy with proper supplementation

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

JM Ocean Avenue Empower Changed the course of Franco Cavaleri's life dealing with Ulcerative Colitis

JM Ocean Avenue Empower Changed the course of Franco Cavaleri's life dealing with Ulcerative Colitis

I read this great artlcle on a Chiro blog -http://www.chiro.org/wordpress/?p=12126 - it talked about curcumin and using it to help minimise disease-related changes and repair damage to the spinal cord. I actually just started working with this company that has a great product, Empower. I think it's so amazing the things that we are learning about natural health. Using curcumin (WAVMpower) has changed so many lives, and in fact it's because of how it changed biochemist and natural bodybuilder, Franco Cavaleri's that that JM Ocean Avenue was launched.  

Franco Cavaleri creator of Empower and CSO of Ocean Avenue Shakes and Supplements
You may not know that Franco was a natural bodybuilder, and years ago while getting ready for a professional level body building competition qualifier, Franco. started to feel ill.He had run out of the raw materials he used to extract the herbal supplements that he was creating and using, and found himself in the hospital with a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, which is closely related to Chron’s Disease. Basically, his body was laying waste to his large intestine – causing massive inflammatory reactions.
None of the traditional medical remedies were working to improve Cavaleri’s condition, and his doctors advised immediate removal of his large intestine.That was an aha moment for Franco. He shared his story with the doctor's about how he’d kept the symptoms of his ulcerative colitis in check. Cavaleri’s doctors were amazed that he’d been able to compete at the higher levels of body building – maintaining weight, muscle mass, and stamina - mainly because his body should have been succumbing to the colitis in a much more aggressive fashion.

Ulcerative Colitis is a disease that develops over time. 

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the colon (large intestine), that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is usually constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. IBD is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a troublesome, but much less serious, condition.What Cavaleri realized at that point was that his work with Nutrigenomics and the supplements that he had created and were taking were giving his body the strength and ammunition required to keep his ulcerative colitis at bay.
Essentially, Franco Cavaleri had been succeeding at fighting off his ulcerative colitis to a much more effective degree than any of the traditional medicine implemented in the hospital had been able to do.
As Cavaleri wrestled with the possibility of life changing surgery, he decided to go back on his anti-inflammatory remedy  His doctors agreed to monitor his progress, and within one week Cavaleri’s symptoms from ulcerative colitis subsided. Within three weeks he’d gained back the 50 lbs he’d lost while in the hospital and was feeling fine. Months later, he got back into weight training to prepare for his shot at a professional level body building competition.

Franco Cavaleri become Mr. North America with use of Empower available at Ocean Avenue Shakes and Supplements

One year later, Franco Caveleri won the Mr. North America Body Building Competition – fulfilling a long time goal. Franco's real passion is good health – and on the organic side. Some of the ingredients in the products are even organic - and these products are helping so many people. One of my closest friends has been seeing amazing reduction of the swelling that is caused by her CVI. And in fact, Ryan, my upline cute little leader, and Fred Ninow's son has seen amazing changes using it as well. I will be excited to see how it will help my mom's aging hands, my husband's two bad knees, and my chronic inflammation due to allergies long term. And we know that inflammation is the disease culprit.

Recently we moved into our dream house, and that took a huge toll on my body and created major inflammation. I don't think I could have survived without my JM Ocean Avenue Empower. I took 4 capsules morning and night to help me get through the day and sleep. 

I also recommend the Bell Lifestyle Curcumin product because it's all very easy to figure out as far as ingredients, and it says exactly what is in there. It will take more capsules during the day than you would need with Empower, but it is under $30 including shipping is an amazing deal that you just can't pass up if you are wanting to try curcumin but need a lessor price point.