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ALL Women NEED This

With the 100’s of women I’ve worked with, I’ve not yet met a woman who doesn’t need this.

As soon as a girl becomes a woman, she qualifies.

I am talking about help managing the delicate estrogen – to – progesterone balance.

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How to Deal with Stress Naturally

causes-of-stressThe Bad News First.

Everyone has stress.  Stress at home.  Stress at work.  Environmental stress.  Internal stress.  External stress.  It is all around you and inescapable.

Stress takes a serious tole on your adrenal glands, your thyroid and your hormones.  They are all inter-related.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you most likely are experiencing some level of adrenal exhaustion from unmanaged stress:

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The Dramatic Change In the Last 20 Years

I have been in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years and I have seen some dramatic changes in my client’s results.

In the beginning…

I was taught that the answer to weight loss and optimum health was totally dependent on the food we eat and the amount of exercise we engage in and a minimum of 90% of my clients were able to achieve results within a couple weeks by eating properly and beginning to exercise.

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That “Gut” Feeling

Did you know that…

  • your gut is your biggest immune system?
  • 90% of your serotonin (your happy hormone) is produced in your gut?
  • your gut affects your brain function?
  • your gut has it’s own nervous system?
  • your gut is referred to as your second brain?

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The Health Connection between Spirit-Soul-Body

We are triune beings, spirit-soul-body, and our health depends on taking care of all three.

Because our body is what we see in the mirror and houses our senses, sight, smell, sound, touch and taste – the part of us that interact with the outside world, we tend to put all our focus on the shell that houses our spirit and soul.  The truth is, without the spirit and the soul your body would fall to the floor.  It can do nothing of its own effort.

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Say “NO!!!” to Skinny

This has to be said…over and over and over again.  Say “NO” to skinny!  Say “NO” to skinny for yourself, your daughters, your sons, your nieces, your nephews, your sisters and your girlfriends.

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Say “NO” to skinny to the media by choosing not to read or watch information that supports or promotes the  skinny culture through its advertisements, articles or shows.

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These Fats Help You Lose Fat + So Much More

The “fat-free” craze has done nothing except make people fatter, less intelligent, age more quickly, less healthy,  more prone to depression,  and more likely to get cancer and heart disease.

Let’s take a look at what the proper fats, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, do for you:

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What To Do to Avoid the Flu

Once you’ve got it, you’ve got it.  It has to work its way through your system.  So the best thing to do is to avoid it all together.

How do you avoid getting the flu?  You choose to eat the foods and take the supplements that fight the viruses A, B, & C that cause the flu and take other precautions as well.  The flu vaccine is the last thing you should consider as your main defense.

The flu is highly contagious. It is spread when you either breathe in the air (spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes) or when you touch an infected person’s (by kissing, touching, sharing objects such as spoons and forks). You can also pick up, or spread, the flu virus with your hands by touching smooth surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, television remotes, computer keyboards, and telephones and then touch your hands to your nose, eyes, or mouth.

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The first thing you can do to avoid the flu is to stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing and do not share any utensils, etc. with them.  Also, be very diligent, even obsessive, about washing your hands several times a day and do not put your hands on your nose, eyes or mouth, especially if you have not washed them in awhile.  If you are out and about, carry hand sanitizer with you at all times and keep it in your car.

 

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The other thing you can do is build a strong foundation of “flu-fighters” by eating foods that contain the nutrients that your body needs to feed those little “flu-fighters”.

Make a point of implementing at least one of these everyday into your menu…shouldn’t be hard as they are all yummy!

 

 

 

In addition to eating properly, I recommend you take the following supplements that specifically help your body fight the flu:

1.  Echinacia
2.  Zinc
3.  Vitamin D
4.  Vitamin C

Ideally, the above should be taken together in a top quality multi-vitamin/mineral.  CLICK HERE to review my recommendation for the optimal mulit-vitamin/mineral.

 

To your health,

Angela

 

 

 

 

 

Food Pyramids & Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap.  They have been blamed for everything from weight gain to weariness to many different health woes.  But like any health related topic, there are at least two different views.  I tend to strive for balance so mine is somewhere in the middle.

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On one side of the coin, carbohydrates have been the sole blame for unwanted weight gain (eg. the Atkin’s diet)  As a result many people have chosen to practically eliminate all “carbs”, particularly bread, pasta, potatoes and rice, from their daily diet.  The result has not been good over the long haul.  People who have followed this formula have had to deal with “brain fog”, among many other side effects, and also “weight rebound”.

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On the other side of the coin (specifically the Canada Food Guide) has hailed these particular carbohydrates as the most necessary food group.  As a result, those that follow the food guide typically find themselves gaining weight as they get older and their metabolism slows down.  Unless you are young with a high metabolism or older and very active, this food formula will lead to weight gain among many other health issues related to gluten, etc.

So what is the answer?  How many carbohydrates do you need in your daily diet?

Even though  fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates, that question is usually referring to the “grains” section.

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Keeping to the “nutrient dense” formula that I follow  and teach, my recommendation is Dr. Fuhrman’s food pyramid.  It is balanced, nutrient dense focused and makes the most sense.

I encourage you to read through Dr. Fuhrman’s site, “http://www.DiseaseProof.com” for some great health-gain/weight-loss information.

 

 

 

To your health,

Angela

 

Ultimate Nutrient Density

Ultimate health and weight management is all about nutrient density:  the largest amount of nutrients you can get into the least amount of calories possible.

The way to know which foods have the highest number of nutrients/calorie is to look at it’s ANDI (aggregate nutrient density score).

Here are the top 50 Nutrient Density foods:

If you focus on incorporating as many of these top 50 scoring foods into your diet everyday, I guarantee that you will greatly increase your health AND lose weight if you need to.

There are 50 foods listed.  Why not choose to eat at least 4 different ones a day?  By the end of 2 weeks you will have eaten all 50 of them and will feel better and look better.

Here is a great option for incorporating as many of the top 50 scoring foods in your day as possible…smoothies or shakes!

Besides the above reason for including smoothies/shakes in your day, here are several others:

nutrient dense foods

  1. Quick to make.
  2. Convenient.
  3. Easily transportable.
  4. Can be made ahead of time to bring with you to work or on errands.
  5. Can prevent you from stopping in for some fast food when you are hungry.
  6. Can be made in so many different ways you never have to get bored.
  7. Can satisfy your craving for chocolate or dessert.
  8. Are filling.

Looking for some great smoothie/shake recipes?  Click Here for Recipes. 

To your health and long-term wellness,

Angela