007 Fruit…

iStock_000003400527MediumLive And Let Die…A View To Kill…License To Kill…I usually don’t put James Bond movie titles next to the beautiful, God-given fruit our earth produces, however you must know what FRUCTOSE is and why the culprit, FRUIT in mass quantities will kill you! Fructose is fruit sugar. So, it’s healthy, right? Did you know that fructose from eating fruit (in large amounts) will contribute to liver damage? What does that mean for you? That means that over five hundred jobs the body does each and every day are not being done efficiently. This leaves you tired, restless, brain dead, and irritated.

So a healthy liver is a huge deal and you need to know this simple information. Fructose (sugar from fruit in large amounts) also turns into fat faster than any other sugar. Yikes! It is not good at all when I would say even cancer patients, or chronic illness patients embark on a healthy living plan and get frustrated that no weight was lost in the one week they were eating healthy. Point is weight loss is a top priority for most everyone. Eating too much fruit as so many people do, needs to be managed to a daily consumption of 25 grams or less per day. Another rule to follow would be to consume 2 vegetables to every 1 fruit you consume throughout the day. Fruit can be healthy, but when over-consumed, fruit changes from a healthy natural food to a poison and a major contributor to disease. So, use these Bond titles when it comes to over-indulging at the fruit counter…Dr. No…You Only Live Twice (cause you only live once)…Tomorrow Never Dies (cause it will).

Clarity is Upon Me

Do you struggle to remember names, your passwords and usernames, or simple words when expressing your thoughts? Do you walk into a room and forget why you wondered in there? It is frustrating, even frightening when you cannot accomplish the simple tasks you planned for your day. Your mind might not be that foggy, but even forgetting little things could possibly be a hallmark sign that you are either stressed out and overwhelmed, or that your toxic.

You could be toxic from food preservatives, dyes, artificial sugars, bad fats, and/or environmental pollutants from the air we breathe and water we take in every day. No matter where your mind set may be, I have seen many reasons and purposes to why your creative thoughts maybe have vanished. Being on the Ultimate Detox Program, I am amazed at how well my mind seems to function and how the creative juices flow through me to do more than I was doing even last week! Same stresses, but more abilities to get things done. I challenge you to get a hold of this amazing program and know we are here to teach you the art and science of the Ultimate Detox Program.

"Holidaze"…Or "Holla-Drop-Off-The-Weight!"

I am 36 years old and am starting my 36th, 21-Day Ultimate Detox experience! Why you ask? Well, if detoxing isn’t a part of your 21st century health care plan then you are missing a huge, vital piece to your health in these days of “get-healthy quick” programs, especially right after the holidays or shall we say, holi-daze. Sugar from 1 cookie and a regular 12 oz soda can paralyze your immune system for 8 hours. The grains consumed in pies, dressing, rice and starches can clog up your digestive system up to 37% which congest the liver, therein which, sabotages your thyroid. It is a viscous cycle! Join us for an experience in cleansing, restoring, and purging out the trash from 2015.

You have a team of people at Living Well Clinical Nutrition Center who are eager to work along side you in 2016 toward better health, better thinking, and better results. What could be better than a doctor-supervised program to eliminate the daze and bring clarity in all areas of health? Let’s make your body great again!!

6 Great Grain Alternatives

With issues raging from cases of Gluten intolerance, Digestive issues, and elevated insulin levels, grains may not be the best dietary choice for all people. Here are six great grain alternatives to consider

  • Teff
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Wild rice

Digestion and Stress: How high stress levels could be impacting your digestive function.

Your autonomic nervous system has three branches, the Sympathetic, parasympathetic, and  enteric branch. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for regulation what we call the stress or “Fight or flight” response in the body. Unfortunately while the sympathetic nervous system is active due to stress, the parasympathetic system which is responsible for digestion becomes inactive. As life becomes more highly stressed, we find ourselves in a low level stress response state nearly all the time. As a result the parasympathetic branch of our nervous system is running with inhibited function constantly, making smooth digestion difficult. Understanding the interplay of these two branches of the nervous system: sympathetic and parasympathetic, it is important to prioritize health habits that will naturally combat stress and allow the body to find its natural and calm state of function.

Ref. Dr. Bill Hemmer DC

How To Identify Sugar On Labels

  1. Agave Nectar
  2. Corn Syrup
  3. Crystalline Fructose
  4. Date Sugar
  5. Fruit Juice Concentrates
  6. Glucose
  7. High-fructose Corn Syrup
  8. Lactose
  9. Sucralose
  10. and of course Sugar

These are just a few ways it will be listed on your labels.

Fun Facts About Sugar

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system
  2. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentration, and crankiness in children
  3. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat
  4. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  5. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

 

Craving issues

We all crave those foods that we know are not good for us, salty, sweet, sour, spicy, etc….. There are a couple of things that can help reduce these cravings.

  1. Put cinnamon in your diet
  2. Put lemon in your water
  3. Add more healthy fats in your diet
  4. We also have a couple of products in our office that can help

Criticism

“Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.” – How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie page 5

Consequences of Stress

  1. Weakness
  2. Unexplained hair loss
  3. Depression
  4. Headaches
  5. Sweet/ salt cravings

Is it possible to control all stress in your life?

Obviously the answer is no. What if we could teach you techniques to help you through your stressed times in life?