Bulletproof coffee made with quality coffee beans, with good fats like grass-fed butter or ghee and MCT Oil, increases focus, provides long-lasting energy, banishes hunger and cravings, and helps with weight loss. By the way, it can also be a tea! Caffeinated tea. After I wake up, I drink just water with a bit of… Continue Reading
The mineral magnesium is critical to body functions such as heart rhythm, blood pressure, and bone strength.
It plays a role in combating inflammation in the body and has been proven to have an association with depression.
A great summary of benefits of conscious controlled breathing. I have learned benefits of breathing exercises through my yoga training. My husband Konstantin came to learn and use breathing techniques from his life long study and practice of martial arts, as a coach, he regularly incorporates breathing work into his own training sessions as well… Continue Reading
Put simply, MBIs cause the brain to steer our DNA processes along a path which improves our wellbeing.
Research - higher protein increases, not decreases, kidney function!
Fat makes food tasty and it slows down digestion, and doesn’t raise insulin, so in my view, fat should be encouraged, not feared, in a weight-loss plan,” Ludwig said.
Gluten free ➡️dairy free ➡️ sugar free ➡️ red meat free ➡️ egg free ➡️ vegetarian ➡️ vegan ➡️ raw food ➡️ extended juice fasts ➡️ legumes free ➡️ grain free ➡️ pegan (Paleo/vegan) ➡️ keto ➡️ carnivore.
Between meals, as long as we don’t snack, our insulin levels will go down and our fat cells can then release their stored sugar, to be used as energy. We lose weight if we let our insulin levels go down. The entire idea of IF is to allow the insulin levels to go down far… Continue Reading
Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes) Judith Graham Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less… Continue Reading
Not to be a slave to food, to eating - but use them as healing tools, as healthful nurturing fuel and not an addiction.
The way I see it - with all that we have given up - we should be drinking every night just to make ourselves feel better :) :) :) Croissants, muffins, apple fritters and bagels, twizzlers and gummy bears, pizza, pasta, hot-pockets, salami and hot dogs are no longer a part of my daily diet. Even bread! Sandwich or a toast - was an absolute necessity of our daily diet.
Happy New Year! Closing out 2018 with gratitude and reflection. New year - 2019, planning, dreaming, setting intentions and resolutions. Ha
New year reflection. What has served its purpose and should be left behind? What do I want to focus on in 2019? What do I bring along and nurture? Where do I want to thrive? I love working with these questions while looking at the year ahead. 2019, here we come!
Here are the results on Week 3, third week of me trying to assert how my diet and workouts are affecting my body. This week fell on Christmas and so naturally we enjoyed foods that are not a part of our regular diet. Sugars, grains, fruit – I really enjoyed that week 🙂 No regrets.… Continue Reading
Lowering my body fat and experimenting with carnivore diet, doing some zero-carb days. New workout routine, new classes, more weight training.
I have had so many questions about changes I have made recently to my diet (going to a very low-carb – under 20 grams, keto) and exercise routine, joining a new gym and changing up my workout routine. Plus focusing more on detoxing, by going to a sauna 4-5 times a week for at least… Continue Reading
There are a couple of new developments in the health and wellness area of my life just in time for the New Year! One I will cover in this post. The second is diet related, I will talk about in another post – too much to write/read 🙂 So the first great change is that… Continue Reading
I am reposting this article from 4 years ago. I absolutely love essential oils, I use them even more now, every day, carry some with me alway (like Palo Santo and Frankincense). I put a drop of Frankincense directly on the roof of my mouth a few times a day for immunity boost, everyone in… Continue Reading
“These substances help keep the body running smoothly. If supplies run low, the body may have to pull resources from tasks like repairing DNA damage that keep cells younger and healthier, but keeping supplies up could prevent this, according to Ames.” Another reason why eating a nutrient dense diet is critical! Clean nutritious fuel for… Continue Reading
In case you did not see this article, pretty interesting. Not that it comes as any surprise to us, K (my husband) and I absolutely believe that longevity and health are totally interconnected and do not come from a pill or a surgery. A quick summary of this artickle in quotes: Lifestyle and nutrition!… Continue Reading
Nutrition vs. Exercise. This is a big part of most health/wellbeing related discussions in our household. I mean, the whole family, all four of us, each in our own way, are absolutely committed to learning and practicing a healthful, preventative lifestyle. Our 10-year-old comes home from school and tells me how this one girl in… Continue Reading
A quick share for those who did not catch this article. Pretty cool – I like to know that I can not really overdo it as far as exercising goes 😉 So the whole point is that the more active you are – the healthier you are! THIS – “Although it is widely understood that… Continue Reading
I have just completed my first 48-hour-fast and I do 16-36 hour fasts throughout the week. You can read about my experience fasting for 48 hours in my next post, I am working on it right now and should post it in a day or so. Why do I fast and what are the benefits?… Continue Reading
This is an older article but still relevant and great info for those interested in fasting as a healing modality. If you don’t read the whole thing, the take away is this: Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system… Continue Reading
It is pretty clear for so many reasons why you should not buy factory farmed meats. Vote with your dollar, ask your restaurant what type of meat they use. When farmers feed antibiotics to their animals, they create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can lead to antibiotic-resistant ” superbugs ” in humans. Over time, this could… Continue Reading
“…inactivity has surpassed obesity and smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.” Because I am all about prevention! Movement is life. Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to… Continue Reading
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDs, are widely used as a pain reliever, to reduce fevers and to lower inflammation. They are readily available in any household in over-the-counter form, such as aspirin or ibuprofen for example. This is a great research piece and a very important one especially for the world of sports, where the… Continue Reading
If you are still using artificial sweeteners you are ruining your gut microbiome. It is important to have a healthy gut flora because it helps us digest certain foods that the stomach and small intestine are able to digest, it also helps with the production of some vitamins like K and B, it is an… Continue Reading