If you still live in a neighborhood that celebrates Halloween by sending it’s little people out in disguise to beg for sugar, here are some ideas for some healthier treats to hand-out that are individually wrapped but won’t get your house egged…
Are you as enthralled as I at watching the leaves release themselves in an exuberance of color at this time of year? I believe in mirroring the seasons in how we live. Living seasonally allows us to not fight the forces of nature in our own nature.
The first step to changing your relationship to food is to understand that relationship. Once you understand the biological mechanics around food cravings, you can take steps to make lasting changes to your diet that will leave you happier, healthier and not feeling deprived. Let’s get brainy…
“My name is Katie and I am a sugar addict. I’ve been clean for 6 hours.” But once sugared, I lose that control and that monster of sugar cravings takes back over and once again, I have to fight to take control back. To break the cravings. To be in control of my life and my food choices. Again.
If you have food sensitivities—you have leaky gut. If you have bacterial overgrowth, candida overgrowth or a parasitic infection—you have leaky gut. If you have an autoimmune disease, you at one time had leaky gut and may still have it. It may be responsible for autoimmune diseases, all food sensitivities, and the development of all sorts of nasty opportunistic critter take-overs.
Pain is triggered by inflammation; whether it is autoimmune-induced pain (such as with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.); general, chronic degenerative joint or muscle pain; or acute pain from an injury . So the real question is why are you experiencing inflammation? Why has your immune system responded with inflammation?
45% of North Americans make New Year’s resolutions! Unfortunately, only about 8% keep or achieve them!!!! For you 45%ers, read on for tips on how you can actually succeed, regardless of what your New Year’s Resolutions are this year, because repeating the same resolution year-in and year-out begins to feel like Groundhog’s Day after a while, but without the charming enclave of Punxsutawney.
We are always being told to not judge a book by its cover… to avoid being judgmental. But that is BAD advice when it comes to health. We MUST be judgmental. In this video, I share three examples, two that are very pertinent to the gluten intolerant community and one that is relevant to everyone.
Is that saying, “you are what you eat” true? No—it actually isn’t true at all. The truth is that we are what we digest. Unfortunately, this state of digestion and nutrient absorption only happens when the body is in a state of stillness—under control by the parasympathetic nervous system.
Constipation results in about 2 million visits to the doctor each year and Americans spend $725 million dollars on over-the-counter laxatives each year! That’s a lot of money being flushed down the toilet! In this video, I discuss getting to the root of your constipation, instead of bandaiding it and making it worse.
This tip will work for you if you have imbalanced blood sugar. So, if you get 3pm cravings every day for sugary foods, bready foods and caffeine and you are in a slump—this tip is for you. If you get shaky if you skip meals or get “bitchy” when you haven’t eaten—this tip is for you too! Watch the video!
I challenge you this week to sit down and list out what in your life—your choices, your behaviors, your mental patterns—no longer serve you and no longer serve a world based on health, truth, biocentrism and love. Whether this is the dawning of a new world or it’s just time for you to care enough about yourself to change, it doesn’t matter.
Okay, you’ve got the whole holiday cooking gluten cross-contamination thing figured out and you are ready to figure out what to bring to a party to stay safely gluten-free and still have fun. Here is a quick list of how to easily make the traditional holiday foods be gluten free, along with suggestions for making these items healthier and even grain-free.
Whether you are gluten free and throwing a party and wanting to keep yourself safe or whether you are happily gluten TOLERANT and throwing a party with gluten free guests… You best do it right. Yep, it will take a little planning, but no more planning than determining the winners of the Ugly Sweater Contest.
Whether you are gluten intolerant and attending parties or whether you are hosting a party with gluten free guests, you need to understand how to avoid gluten cross-contamination.
What is your body trying to tell you? Are you paying attention to your symptoms or to your health—your being—your whole system of life?
We can all improve our health. We can all have more energy, better sleep, more vitality and stronger bodies but we have to CHOOSE that. We have to get past the metabolic causes of our poor food cravings and then have the initiative and the hope to care about our bodies. You can’t fully create the change you want to in the world and be there for your family and friends, if you don’t take care of your own health first.
Are you driven to consume sugar, refined carbohydrate, salty snacks or caffeine, even when you are trying not to? The first step to changing your relationship to food is to understand that relationship. Succumbing to food cravings is rarely a matter of willpower.
You promise yourself that today will be different. You won’t gravitate toward that donut at the office, you won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake at the party, you’ll stock up on broccoli and carrot sticks to prevent needing to eat that junk. You can do it. You can do it. Just do it. But…
Jolted out of my slumber. Sitting straight up I look around. I start to panic. There is a man there watching me sleep. I yell at him and try to make myself feel big. I clumsily clamor for the knife I know I have hidden under my mattress somewhere. Somewhere… Where is it? I feel like I’m going to hyperventilate. What is he doing in my room? Why is he just sitting there? Why doesn’t he say anything? Questions…