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The Organic Difference

Amberleigh CarterComment

"Studies" show that there is no significant difference between organic and non-organic. If organic is a ripoff & a scam, then I'd rather take my chances on investing in healthy food with little-to-no harsh products sprayed on it, than on a product that you know is basically a storage facility for harmful chemicals. 

These types of chemicals can lead to allergies, joint aches, headaches, menstrual complications, infertility, inflammation, fat storage, asthma, eczema, a weakened immune system, gut issues, and a host of health problems.

Invest in organic, & you're investing in your health and quality of life.

Are you REALLY allergic to foods?

Amberleigh CarterComment

Think about it. How would the human race have survived up until this point in time, if we were truly allergic to the one thing that is designed to keep us alive?

Sometimes we can believe we are allergic to a certain food until we try the organic version and have no adverse reaction. The harsh chemical additives, sprays, & insecticides are what our bodies are allergic to, not the food itself. Organic food makes a huge difference.

Are You Eating Beaver Butt?

Amberleigh CarterComment

Is beaver butt really in your ice cream? If you want to know what's truly going into your food and how to protect yourself, I would recommend reading The Food Babe Way. It's a very digestible (pun intended) way of explaining what's actually going on in America's food industry today and how corporations are getting richer, while we're getting sicker.

Since toxins store in fat cells as a defense mechanism, the more preservatives, synthetic chemicals, and pesticides you ingest from processed foods and conventionally-grown produce, the more your body produces fat.

First step to health: KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD.  After all, something tells me that no one would volunteer to put beaver butt in their ice cream....

Photo Credit: Heather Grimm

 

Allergic To Exercise?

Amberleigh CarterComment

Feel like you're "allergic" to exercise?

Most people in society, including health professionals, currently view weight gain as a result of not moving enough and eating too much.  It would be logical to then assume that increasing your exercise frequency would help you to lose weight. 

However, weight gain is not the outcome of not enough exercise; it is the end result of being hypo-metabolic (having a damaged or an inefficient metabolism).  This all starts with food quality (organic vs. conventional), type (fresh produce vs. processed products), frequency (how often you eat), and ratios (protein, carbohydrate, and fat amounts in one meal/snack).

By decreasing energy intake (reduce eating calories from food), while increasing energy demand (increasing the amount of movement) with breathless exercise, you are putting your body further into a stressed state.  It's not as simple as calories in, calories out.

When the consumption of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are inadequate (either not enough, or the wrong types/ratios/frequency), your body does not have enough fuel to get through the day, much less to get you through exercise (a stressor, itself).

Starting an exercise program and eating less to lose weight causes many to become discouraged about their health when symptoms arise, such as weight gain through water retention (edema/swelling), muscle atrophy (your body eating muscle for fuel), increased anxiety, trouble sleeping, constipation, altered menstrual cycles, infertility, rapid heart beat (over 85 bpm), etc.

If you are already in a hypo-metabolic state from not properly fueling the body before performing breathless exercise (a stressor), the outcome of the exercise may put you further into a hypo-metabolic state.  So no, you're not "allergic" to exercise, you just need to work on food, first.  As Dianna Schwarzbien, MD, points out, you must get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy.