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Does Your Water Sparkle?

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Sparkling mineral water is an amazing source of nutrition. The carbon dioxide (gas that makes it bubbly) is one of the best anti-oxidants for the body, and gives you life and energy. This fizzy water is an excellent mid-day energizer and post workout recovery drink when added to organic, pulp-free Orange juice and a dash of sea salt.

This helps to prevent the build up of lactic acid (which makes your muscles sore), and it prevents/gets rid of muscle cramps (including menstrual), protects against osteoporosis and the hardening of arteries, slows down the release of destructive stress hormones, and gives you a wonderful mental & metabolic 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!

Butter is Better

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Real BUTTER contains life, so it will attract life.

Butter does not have fake chemicals, like engineered margarine, that would make it resemble the properties of plastic.  If you place real butter next to margarine, you'll notice that living insects avoid the margarine, but try to feed off of the nutritious butter. 

This is because butter contains the following vitamins and other beneficial properties:

1) Lauric acid- helps fight fungal infections and candida

2) Conjugated linoleic acid- a potent anti-cancer agent, immunity booster, and muscle builder

3) Anti-stiffness factor- prevents hardening of the arteries, cataracts, and calcification of the pineal gland (which helps with levels of motivation, creativity, and sleep)

4) Butter helps promote fertility and contains strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties

5) Butter is a quick source of energy, so it's not stored as fat tissue on the body

6) Butter protects against gastrointestinal infections in the young and elderly 

7) Butter is rich in the most easily-absorbent form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health.

8) Lecithin- essential for cholesterol metabolism

9) Anti-oxidants- protects against free radical damage and weakening of the arteries

10) Selenium, Vitamins E, K, and D- all help with vital metabolic functions, like absorbing calcium and much more
 

It takes life to give life, so do yourself a favor and dump the plastic margarine in the trash...the flies won't come near it.

(Note: If you're concerned about butter raising cholesterol, know that 80% of your cholesterol comes from your liver, not your diet. Cholesterol is an anti-stressor in the body, so if you have high cholesterol, it is a sign of having too much stress in your life: metabolic stress, emotional stress, physical stress, spiritual stress, social stress, financial and work stress, and so forth. It's more effective to address those issues, rather than blaming it on butter and other healthy saturated fats.)

Allergic To Exercise?

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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.

Shed Some Light on Your Insomnia

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If you experience insomnia or have trouble sleeping, you could be in need of exposing your skin to sunlight for at least 20 minutes, daily. 

The lack of sunlight slows down energy production, consequently, releasing adrenaline.  Adrenaline leads to insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, cravings, and increased stress on the body.  Sunlight helps treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression, while it also increases cognitive function, decreases food cravings, improves immunity, protects your tissues from free radicals, and boosts your metabolism.

Just another reason to go toward the light...but don't forget to eat your coconut oil, first!

Go Bloat Yourself

Amberleigh CarterComment

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart; the more you eat them, the more you...create a sluggish metabolism.

When it comes to eating the right protein sources, grains, lentils, soy, and beans tend to be low quality nutrients and contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which can greatly slow down energy production in the body.

These "protein" sources lower protein digestion, reduce mineral (i.e., calcium, zinc, etc.) absorption, decrease oxygen intake in your cells (decreased energy), and contain phytoestrogens, which increase your level of estrogen in your body. 

Increasing your estrogen levels (whether you're male or female) causes edema (swelling/bloating), increases cortisol (stress hormone), creates blood sugar instabilities, and much more.  So your body isn't bloating just for sh*ts and giggles...it's telling you something.

Although eating the right kind of protein decreases estrogen and many other anti-metabolic factors, it does not mean to increase your animal protein intake by 10.  Consuming high-quality, non-inflammatory protein plays an essential role in the body; however, too much protein, not enough carbohydrate, and vice versa, all contribute to blood sugar instabilities.

The key is to keep meals balanced and frequent to normalize blood sugar, stabilize hormones, decrease inflammation, increase absorption and nourishment, and create a healthier metabolism for increased energy.

So you can tell your grains, soy, lentils, and beans to go bloat themselves.