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Are you ready for 2015! Is your body tired and sluggish from the holiday hangovers, and sugary binges? Well we want to help you get back to basics and start the new year off right with a gentle and effective detoxification! This detoxification is meant to be 14 or 21 days long and can help set you up again for a healthier body and mind in the new year!
WE have a never ending toxic burden. Our physiology was indeed designed to detoxify continually, but mainly our natural, self made toxins. When many other toxins from our environment, our detox systems become overloaded. When the body is burdened with toxins we are unable to detoxify and excrete toxins fast enough so they are stored inside the body, usually in fat cells.
This 14 or 21 day detox is meant to help you begin the New Year right, and optimally should be done every season. Partnering with Designs for Health, the premiere medical supplement company and returning to a simple, clean diet, with exercise and other gentle detox methods, this detoxification is meant to get your organs of elimination working properly.
The 14 day detox is $139
The 21 day detox is $189
Whichever you chose, make sure you make it count by being prepared!
The attached PDF powerpoint explains toxicity and how detoxification can help you, as well as a the supplement profile that is included. Here at Sky Valley Healing Arts we are dedicated to your health and supporting you with this great first start to the New Year!
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and get your kit ordered today!
Nutritional support and coaching is also available by phone/Skype or in office with either Dr. Hillary Lampers or Dr. Katy Koukouras if you are looking to add more to your detox. (extra fee included)
To read more on detoxification and dietary suggestions read back on these blogs:
Spring Clean Your Body
Boost Your Nutrition, Ditch the Diet
BRAIN AND BODY BOOSTING TIPS FOR 2014
Yes, it's another year, and the time most people make their resolutions to improve their health. With all the advice out there, especially on losing weight, it can be hard to know where to start. I like to go back to the basics and make it simple. Losing weight is a good goal, but to actually reach it, ditch the diet and MAKE PERMANENT LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENTS. If you can make changes to these 4 areas, then this is a good beginning to a healthier brain, balanced hormones, reaching your weight loss goals, and warding off a whole host of modern day diseases.
TIP #1: NUTRITION
FOOD: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
In an earlier blog I talked about how your food choices not only affect you, but the next 2-7 generations after you. Food choices are the best way to improve your health and ward off disease. Eating 3 small meals per day with 2 snacks is the best way to balance your metabolism. Having a high protein breakfast and adequate fiber during the day will balance blood sugar and regulate insulin. When it comes to proper nutrition, it's more of the right, and less of the bad foods, that make the difference.
Fast food. This is a no brainer.
Processed foods. If you bought it in the middle of the grocery story, and it's in a box, it's processed.
Treated meats (pepperoni, cured meats), farmed fish, canned tuna, fried meats.
Grains such as wheat and gluten containing foods (many people are intolerant, and they cause water retention, besides being horrible for the brain) , corn, soy, and white rice, bread, and potatoes.
Fruit juices, excess caffeine, and alchoholic drinks.
High amounts of sugary fruits- bananas, pineapple, mangos, melons.
Hydrogenated fats, vegetables oils, shortening,
Rich sauces, salad dressings, and marinades are a great way to hide excess fats, gluten, and sugars.
Sugar, artificial sweetners like aspartame (a neurological toxin), MSG.
Green vegetables (kale, chard, spinach) , cruciferous vegetables ( broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) and aromatic onions and garlic.
Low sugar fruits like berries, pears, and apples are best.
If you eat animal proteins, choose organic, grass fed, or free range beef, buffalo, wild game, chicken, or turkey.
Whey protein that is from a good source can be added- I advise Paleomeal for a well rounded protein supplement. If you are allergic to whey, plant proteins are widely available as well- Paleomeal DF (Dairy Free) or Plant Fusion (we sell this in the office)
Eggs- Boiled, poached, fried. It's a myth that eggs increase cholesterol, so moderate egg consumption is a good source of protein and healthy fats.
Beans and legumes such as garbonzo (hummus), kidney, and navy beans.
Healthy fats such as grass fed butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocadoes, and olives are good for the brain.
Fermented dairy is the best, like Kefir or yogurt. Avoiding dairy might be essential because many people are allergic to it, and like gluten it can create water retention.
Grains such as quinoa, sweet poatato, yam, limited brown rice.
Nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
Superfoods such as Spirulina, Chlorella (both have highest plant protein and B12), Cacoa (boosts neurotransmitters), Nutritional Yeast (non animal protein and B vitamins,) Maca (boosts Human Growth Hormone- Sex hormones- adrenal hormones- Try Dynamite Adrenal or youthH2O)
Spices like sea salt, tumeric, ginger, rosemary, saffron- Spices are a great way to get immune support.
Seaweeds like nori and dulse. They improve thyroid status and fight radiation exposure (Fukashima?)
Sweetners like stevia or wild honey.
Lots of clean water (1 gallon per day is optimal) with a bit of lemon or herbal tea.
SHOP, COOK, AND PREPARE FOR SUCCESS
I find that nutritional changes are actually the most difficult to make mainly because we are moving fast all the time. It takes patience and time to shop, cook and prepare for eating properly. I suggest using references such as cookbooks, pinterest, online recipes, and/or scheduling an appointment with a Naturopathic Physician or nutritionist to help set up a personalized eating plan and schedule specifically for you. You may say it sounds more expensive, but much like the other Tips to follow, eating healthy builds equity in your future.
It's all about SUPPORT if you want to be successful, so I've added a few of my favorite menus, a gluten free food list, and smoothie recipes below.
You can also SHOP HERE for any of the included proteins or green supplements (PaleoMeal Whey Proteins, PaleoMeal-DF (Dairy Free), PaleoGreens, Paleobars, Dynamite Adrenal etc) Put in the code SVHAWC, open a free account, pick your supplement from our scroll down options, and it will be shipped directly to your house!
Happy Healthy Eating!
Next blog....#2 2014 TIP: SLEEP
As a child who suffered with headaches from birth trauma, it is my personal mission to help all people feel their best! This includes newborns and children because they are afflicted with many types of conditions, need support for growth and optimal brain health, and thrive with improved quality of life! The best part is, the entire family can benefit from NCR! Please join me as Dr Hillary has a one hour webinar on this unique structural therapy that the newborn and child in your life could benefit from!
March 26, 2013 6:00-7:00 pm PST
High fiber foods balance blood sugar and regulate insulin by slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates into the body. High fiber foods such as apple, greens, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds can give essential nutrients and healthy fats, while improving the cleansing facilities of the intestines and colon. Fiber is a great way to improve your health and balance your blood sugar!
Insulin Regulating Fiber Blast
1-2 cups SuperGreens
2 tbsps pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Add water, and blend!
Ingredients for High Fiber Blood Sugar Balance Blast
Trying the High Fiber Blood Sugar Blaster #2
Chia has been used by the Natives of the Southwest and Mexico for thousands of years. Chia is the Mayan word for strong and just a handful of chia was said to fuel a man for one full day of hard work. Full of fiber and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, chia is a great food to help detoxify the colon and build bones. It's most notorious call to fame (besides the Chia pet:) , is its high essential fatty acid content. With 2 tbspoons of chia having 5.5 mg of polynsaturated fat- ALA, it makes it the highest non-marine source of Omega 3 fatty acids on the planet.
When added to water, chia swells and becomes a mucilaginous hydrator. It's very low sodium per serving (.5 mg) vs its super high pottassium (140 mg)make it a great vasodilator, improving blood circulation to all parts of the body, including the brain. Too much salt can cause restriction and constipation, pottassium opens and allows flow. This along with it's hydrating effects, may be why the Indians of Mexico can run for days, literally, only consuming chia.
Chia is also phenomenal for weight loss and blood sugar balance, because of it's fiber content. Basically small amounts of chia will fill you faster, so adding the meal to your salads, soups, smoothies and water will defenitely decrease cravings and overeating. These seeds are also very high in protein, and contain all of the essential amino acids. There are different types of chia, black and white, but most are sold as a mixture, and there isn't much difference nutritionally between the two.
Here is a great Chia breakfast:
1 bowl of Chia- add water and let sit until the water is all soaked in.
1/2 apple- gala or granny smith chopped up
handful of raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp of butter or coconut oil
After the chia has soaked up the water, add the apples and raisins, and then SLOWLY heat up in a saucepan, on low simmer the mixture until the apples and raisins are semi soft. Add cinnamon and oil and eat! Serves 3-5 depending on how much you eat. The lovely part is it's so filling, and perfectly sweet, you won't need to eat much!