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Snack Time

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Looking for a clean, power snack? 

Jackson's Honest Potato Chips contain organic potatoes, coconut oil, and sea salt. That's it. No preservatives, no harmful oils, no artificial anything.
These babies trump anything that's been processed and coined as "gluten free". 

Potatoes contain high amounts of potassium, which actually aids in blood sugar regulation, lowering blood pressure, and muscle building. As well, sea salt helps to lower adrenalin, regulate hormones, absorb nutrients, and lower blood pressure. And finally, coconut oil is a natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial agent that helps fight disease. It also tends to burn immediately as fuel, rather than store as fat on your body. In addition, it is perfect for people with no gallbladders, as it does not need bile to be emulsified. (I'm talking nerdy to you).

Enjoy!

Coconut Water Yourself

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Coconut Water contains fructose and potassium, which balances blood sugar, replenishes electrolytes, regulates blood pressure, normalizes cholesterol levels, improves mood, increases energy, and helps conduct nerve impulses and muscle contractions.

It's a wonderful post workout recovery drink and mid-work-day boost!

Bath in the Ambiance

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The magnesium in Epsom Salt help you alleviate cramps of any kind, a headache, muscle and joint soreness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, a slow metabolism, high blood pressure, swollen legs, thyroid and blood sugar issues, and so forth.  It's known as the original "chill pill".

Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) helps to reduce hardening of the organs and arteries, while it also softens and protects the skin.

Before bed, it's best to take an Epsom Salt & Baking Soda bath.

Put 1-2 cups of each in a bath and soak for 15-30 minutes. If your heart rate increases, the bath water is too hot. Adjust the temperature or drink orange juice with sparkling water and a dash of pickling salt to lower adrenalin and stabilize your blood sugar.

Enjoy!

Pre-eclampsia is a Mother

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Pre-eclampsia or Eclampsia may have nothing to do with lacking blood pressure medication and everything to do with lacking proper nutrition.  In pregnant women, blood volume needs to increase by over 40% to ensure efficient circulation to the developing fetus and mother.  

Eating a LOW PROTEIN diet or a HIGH CARBOHYDRATE diet can activate the stress response, causing estrogen to rise.  High estrogen and low protein can cause the blood to clot and/or thicken.  Furthermore, estrogen destroys the liver's ability to produce albumin, which is a key factor in allowing the liver to rid the body of toxins.  When the body does not produce enough albumin, it creates hypothyroid issues, and with hypothyroid issues, comes a loss of sodium in the body.  

The loss of sodium and lack of albumin allows for TISSUE EDEMA (or swelling/bloating). Estrogen pulls out water from the blood, and pushes it into the cells, which gives you puffiness and increases HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure) due to the decrease in blood volume and the increase in viscosity (or thickness) of the blood.  

In addition, if the mother is not eating enough of the right kind of carbohydrates (i.e., too many grains/processed carbs/above-ground vegetables and not enough tropical fruits and root vegetables) the body will start to break down protein to produce the glucose that it is lacking (another stress), which exacerbates the low level of protein in the mother.  

Overall, improper eating can create low protein and high estrogen in the body, which may lead to hypertension and pre-eclampsia or eclampsia issues during and after pregnancy. 

As always, it's best to address the cause, rather than the symptom of a deeper dysfunction. 

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