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Monday, May 11, 2015 1:19:16 PM America/Los_Angeles

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Top 10 Reasons to Detox

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:15:33 PM America/Los_Angeles

Top 10 Reasons to Detox


#1 Increase Energy

–The more efficient your metabolism, the more you get the end product of metabolism energy.

 

#2 Toxins

-Toxins from pollutants, chemicals, preservatives and pesticides, are stored in our bodies, tissues, and cells. They take their toll on our metabolism, slowing it down and causing inefficiency. A detox’s first goal is to clear away those toxins and jump-start your sluggish metabolism

 

#3 Prevention-

 Toxins don’t just slow down our metabolism, they’re responsible for many chronic diseases. A focused detox assists our bodies in ridding those toxins that are linked to cancer, heart disease, and many more.

 

#4 Immune System

- When our immune system isn’t at it’s a-game, we’re an open door for the cold and flu. A detox strengthens the immune system and gives our body a fighting chance against infection.

 

#5 Lose Weight

- Detoxing flushes toxins in fat cells, speeds up the metabolism, and ignites the burn.

 

#6 Slow Aging

-Toxins prematurely kill healthy cells wrecking havoc on the skins ability to generate collagen and elastin and creates crepey skin. Detoxing increases absorption of antioxidants and vitamins that help the body fight premature aging.

 

#7 Improve Quality of Life

- Our bodies aren’t operating at their prime when they’re loaded down with toxins. Do you suffer from depression, memory loss, headaches, digestive problems or insomnia? A detoxification can be a fresh start and the beginning of a new quality of life you haven’t experienced in quite some time.

 

#8 Give Your Skin a Glow

- I want you to feel as good on the outside, as you feel on the inside. Detoxing strengthens hair and nails, and will undeniably give you a natural healthy glow by nurturing the issue that creates these elements in the body

 

#9 Align Mind and Emotions

- When our body is working on all 8 cylinders, we can better face the world around us, grounded, secure and clear. You’ll make better decisions, and see the world differently and your feel good hormones are produced by the same metabolic pathways that toxins can bog down.

 

#10 Bring Balance Back

-All our body systems are designed to work together, but when they’re overloaded with toxins it becomes burdened and don’t have the performance body or health we desire. Detoxing brings back balance and helps all systems of the body work in unison. 

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

Why Acai is a Superfood Worth Taking

Thursday, April 9, 2015 11:24:29 AM America/Los_Angeles


Why Acai is a Superfood Worth Taking

 

With many licensed dieticians, the Acai (asa-ee) berry is a favorite fruit that they recommend to their clients because it presents numerous healthy benefits. The Acai fruit is a native berry that you can find in South America and it has been used as an ingredient in juices, yogurts and today, health supplements. Acai is used as a health supplement because it contains body cleansing properties that you may know as antioxidants. In fact, Acai contains a very high amount of antioxidants that many experts have proclaimed this fruit to be a superfood worth taking. Let us take a journey into why this fruit is considered super healthy.

 Acai the anti-sickness berry

 The Acai berry has been a staple nutritious diet of native Amazonians for many centuries because unlike most types of berries, Acai has high caloric fat, which is a requirement of a healthy body. Aside from containing essential fats, the Acai berry fights many types of sickness that plagues many people today such as:

 

  • It fights against aging in your body
  • It provides anti-inflammatory properties in your body
  • It fights against free radicals that causes cancer
  • It contains anti-infection properties
  • Contains anti-hemorrhagic properties

 

Nutrients found in the Acai

 To understand why the Acai is considered a superfood that battles against all types of sicknesses and diseases, you must take a closer look to what the food naturally contains such as Medium Chain Fatty Acids oleic acid (Omega 9) and linoleic acid (Omega 6). These fatty acids work to reduce or regulate LDL cholesterol levels and at the same time, raise good HDL cholesterol in the body. These functions benefit your heart functions substantially. Additional nutrients found in the Acai are:

 

Vitamins

 

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin K

 These vitamins help your body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fat from the food that you eat.

 

Minerals

 

  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium

 These minerals provide numerous antioxidants that your body requires to fight against free radicals such as toxins and germs that are present in the food that you eat and the environment that you live in.

 

Acai is even beneficial for your skin

 As the Acai fruits contain fatty acids that are good for your cholesterol, these also benefit your skin functions because it helps prevent skin dryness by providing your skin with moisture. It even works to maintain moisture on your skin so that you do not experience rashes, pimples, and other types of skin problems that most people have to deal with regularly.

 

Acai is a good for dieting

 Acai contains high levels of dietary fiber, which is good for your bowel movement functions.

 

Conclusion

 You are aware of the function of multivitamins in your body. Consider the Acai berry a super multivitamin that contains more nutrients and anti-sickness properties that really make your body stronger and more unsusceptible to disease. What is even better is that the Acai berry is all natural, which anybody can use to become healthier.

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

What You Eat is How You Act

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:42:31 PM America/Los_Angeles

What You Eat is How You Act    by wholelisfestyle nutrition 

 

 We all know that your mood can make you affect your eating habits from overeating to completely killing your appetite. If your mood can effect your food, the opposite holds true! What you Eat plays a huge part in the way you feel and act.

 Sometimes you will notice right after you eat and sometimes gradually overtime as your diet shapes your mentality from the inside out

 A good analogy made by Dr. Mercola is you have two brains, one in your head and one in your gut. They are both created from the same tissue during fetal development.

 Having a healthy gut is first and foremost when trying to address your mental state.

 Foods like the ones below can cause chemical reactions in your brain that play a huge role in your mental health.

  • genetically modified foods
  • glyphosate
  • high-fructose diets
  • sugar
  • artificial sweeteners (aspartame)

 Providing your gut the nutrients it needs is essential to maintaining a positive mood. To start changing your mood day by day there are certain foods you should look in to.


 7 Foods to uplift your mood

 

  1. Dark Chocolate-   Anandamide, temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. Dark chocolate has been referred to as “the new anti-anxiety drug”
  2. Protein-     High quality protein like eggs or almonds keeps your blood sugar levels steady for more energy.
  3. Bananas-    Dopamine, a natural chemical that boosts your mood, rich in B vitamins which help your nervous system, and magnesium  which can also boost your mood.
  4. Coffee-   Research tells that coffee triggers something in your brain to activate stem cells which improves your overall brain health.
  5. Turmeric (Curcumin)-     Has neuroprotective properties and may uplift mood and help with depression
  6. Purple Berries -    Anthocyanins, aid your brain in the production of dopamine which helps coordination, memory function and your mood.
  7. Animal-Based Omega- 3 Fats found in salmon or supplement form, one study showed a 20 % reduction in anxiety among medical students who took Omega-3, while they also work as an anti-depressent without any side effects.

 

We also thought we’d throw in 3 mood-dropping foods to DITCH 

  1. Sugar-   Leads to fluctuations in blood sugar, which contribute to mood swings, and exert a toxic effect on your mood and mental health.
  2. Gluten-    Can promote depression and even more serious mental health problems.
  3. Processed Foods-    This includes all foods with trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, and other synthetic ingredients are linked to irritability and poor mood.

When you are eating right and giving your body the nourishing nutrients it needs you will look better physically and feel better mentally. 

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

You Can Now Surf on Land

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:32:50 PM America/Los_Angeles

 

 

First off…. who doesn’t want to be or date a surfer? Is it the way they talk…. the sun kissed hair and skin…. OR the perfect body? With this new fitness craze you can now get the body of a surfer without learning to surf! Did we mention it’s also on land and you don’t have to be near a beach? Surfset fitness machines are a trainer to mimic the movements of surfing and are now showing up gyms everywhere. The surfset board challenges the body in new ways by engaging your core. The surfset wants to get you the lean & toned surfer look. This is a complete body workout including cardio and flexibility.

 

What can you expect from surfset fitness?

  1. Core Strength-everything stems from the core
  2. Fat Burn-short bursts of high energy are the most effective
  3. Lean Muscle-tone limbs and rev up your metabolism

 Choose from four different programs…balance. Burn. Build. & blend.

 

 Surfset founders promise you’ll start seeing and feeling results in less than a week.

 Read more about surfset and their fitness mission online and see if there is one near you! 

http://www.surfsetfitness.com/pages/body-science

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

How you Should be Looking at Exercise

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:33:45 PM America/Los_Angeles

 

A Way to Look at Exercise from everydayhealth.com

 

There are numerous benefits from exercise. People with high levels of physical fitness are at lower risk of dying from a variety of causes.

 Exercise enhances sleep, prevents weight gain, and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes

 Physical exercise does not have to be strenuous, focus more making sure you exercise throughout the week, not how hard.  Here are 3 guidelines.

 

  1. exercise at least 2.5 hours each week
  2. avoid periods of inactivity, a little exercise is better than none
  3. twice a week supplement aerobic exercise for weight lifting

 

The main goal is making exercising a habit.

A main reason people don’t exercise is time. Even if you can only exercise for 10 minutes…make it happen. “Even in the absence of weight loss, relatively brief periods of exercise every day reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease”

 Set goals that are realistic and take small steps. Think about your choices you make every day and learn to make each one a little better. Whether its if you walk or run or eat a donut versus a vegetable. Those small changes will make a big difference.

 Be Prepared and ready to exercise, get rid of your excuses.

 To avoid getting bored of your routine, switch your exercise up from activities like swimming to running to playing soccer with your kids.

 The Goal now is to make exercise as routine as brushing your teeth and getting enough sleep. It is essential to your well-being.

 

Remember that even small changes can earn you big reward. 

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

How to Heal your Gut

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:52:54 PM America/Los_Angeles


 

 

How to Heal your Gut and Heal yourself.  By eatlocalgrown

 The key to good health is a functioning digestive system. Problems in out gastrointestinal tract can be the core cause of many health problems, especially diseases like diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and more. There are 4 essential steps to make get your gut functioning as it should.

 

  1. Remove –remove the bad and get rid of things  that are inflammatory such as alcohol, caffeine or drugs as well as gluten, dairy and soy. This determines if any of these foods are  causing problems in your body.
  2. Replace- replace the good. When taking things out of your diet, add good foods back in. You need digestive enzymes which come from raw food.
  3. Reinoculate- You need to restore beneficial bacteria to reestablish a balance of good bacteria. A good Idea is to take a probiotic supplement that contains bacteria like bifidobacteria. Consume foods high in soluble fiber as well.
  4. Repair- You need to provide the nutrients to help your gut repair itself. You need supplements like L-Glutamine, zinc, omega-3’s, along with Vitamins A,C, & E.

Your gut can either benefit you or take you down, depends on how you are treating it, so treat it right with the four step program. 

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Posted By Kit Wilkins

The Simple Power of Berries

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:43:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Summer is the best time to get fresh fruits and vegetables, including berries! There's nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-picked raspberry exploding in your mouth. Did you know that the natural compound in this fruit which creates such a delicious smell and taste can also help you lose weight? Research has shown that raspberry ketone can help you lose weight, especially when paired with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet.

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