Why Am I Bloated?!

“Why Am I Bloated?!”   The 5 most common reasons why you can’t seem to beat the bloat: Digestive disorders - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.  Fluid Retention Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance - both halt digestion  Constipation Food Allergies or sensitivities Solutions you can begin implementing immediately: Anti-inflammatory diet (huge focus during the 7 Day Reset) Fiber - vegetables, nuts & seeds, prebiotic supplements, other fiber supplements Drink Water - ½ your body weight in fluid ounces The RIGHT Probiotic supplement: beware of sub-par probiotic supplements AND the possible issue with fermented foods if you’re trying to use them as your main source of probiotic cultures   FollowFollowFollowFollowFollowFollow FREE Consultation! FREE Metabolic Jumpstart Guide FREE Combat Cravings Guide FREE Smartest Choices...

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss? It’s highly likely that you have heard of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and the endless list of benefits it supposedly has. It’s definitely been one of the most popular health buzz words over the last few years, coming up in conversations about skin care, heart health, weight loss, and more. It almost seems to be one of those “fix-all” ingredients (kind of like coconut oil being the said solution for everything). But today, we’re going to focus the primary ways it may benefit you in your weight loss journey… 1.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help maintain normal blood sugar levels.  How does this relate to you in your weight loss journey? Out-of-whack blood sugar levels lead to hormonal fluctuations, cravings (you know when you feel like a raveous creature), poor sleep, and more. One study found vinegar consumption to decrease blood sugar levels by an average of 31% after eating white bread (which normally will quickly spikes blood sugar). In another study, scientists gave ACV to diabetic rats for four weeks and found that it significantly reduced their blood sugar levels. Talk about a simple biohack! 2.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help increase satiety.  Studies have shown that taking ACV can help increase your level of satiety, or feeling of being full, which can clearly work in your favor when trying to lose weight! Feeling full can consequently help you to consume less calories and more easily control your cravings. One study found that, on average, people who incorporated ACV into their daily regimen consumed almost 300 LESS calories per day compared...

Could PREbiotics Be The Answer To Your Health & Weight Loss Struggles

It’s very possible that a lack of PREBIOTICS could be contributing to your difficulty in reaching your health, fitness, or weight loss goal. There’s a lot of talk and emphasis on PRObiotics these days, but PREbiotics are not talked about nearly enough! So I’m going to help you understand what a prebiotic is, what the benefits are, and whether or not you should be taking one! [[To view info on probiotics and see my husband belly dance in the process, CLICK HERE]] First of all, why do either of these components matter? Why are they essential to your health? Because they’re necessary for a well-functioning gut, and with your gut being your second brain, you need to support it in every way possible. Chances are, if you have some type of health issue going on, your gut is affecting it. If your hormones are unbalanced, your mood is unstable, you experience bloating, you deal with anxiety or depression, you’re tired, you deal with inflammation in any form, there it is HIGHLY LIKELY that it is stemming from your gut. So if you want to have more control over your body and your results, you need to take control your gut health. What exactly is a prebiotic? It’s a special type of soluble fiber that can be consumed via supplement or whole food sources. There are several different types of prebiotic fibers such as inulin, oligofructose, and fructoiligosaccaride (FOS) and you can find these fibers in many plants such as Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, onions, garlic, bananas, etc. The problem most people encounter is that they won’t or can’t eat enough...

Light Hacking — Biohack Your Light To Help with Seasonal Depression, Quality Of Sleep, Energy, And More!

Does Light Hacking Pertain To You? Do you use a computer or phone? Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Would you like to be able to get your body to wake up faster in the morning? Do you feel a drop in energy or mood during the winter? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you will benefit from Light Hacking!   The top ways to light hack and how they benefit you: DIRECT SUNLIGHT: 10-20 min a day, unprotected (no SPF, no sunglasses, wearing as little clothing as possible). Why? Necessary for diverse Vitamin D production. Yes, you can supplement with Vitamin D. I do that on a daily basis. But sunlight is the only thing that activates the full spectrum of Vitamin D, including Vitamin D Sulfate. Vitamin D Sulfate cannot be supplemented. Necessary for Cholesterol Sulfate production. Why is Chlesterol Sulfate important? It’s a precursor to all of your sex hormones Optimal Testosterone Levels. Whether you’re male or female, testosterone is vital for your muscle tone, body composition, and sex drive. Endorphin and Dopamine Release. Sunlight triggers the release of endorphins (hormones that can help reduce pain, support hormone regulation, and even inhibit cancer growth). Dopamine is necessary for stable mood, motivation, creativity, and so many other important processes in the body **What if don’t have access to the sun? UVB lamp or UVB-heavy tanning bed for 5-10 min twice a week* MORNING LIGHTS Bright white lights or blue lights – These lights stop melatonin production, so they’re great for helping you to wake up more quickly in the morning EVENING LIGHTS...

Could Mold Be Causing Your Health Issues?

Could MOLD be causing health issues for you and your family? For the last several months, I’ve started to notice a significant change in my health. I began feeling MUCH more tired than usual. And honestly, tired is an understatement. I began feeling completely WIPED OUT. Like… so tired that, to even think about getting up was exhausting in itself. On top of that, my brain fog escalated to new levels. I would be driving and forget where I was going. I would forget things that my husband had JUST said to me. I would be in the middle of speaking and forget what I was saying. Now, I had experienced these symptoms before with my earlier diagnosis of Lyme Disease, and continued to experience them to some exptent with Adrenal Fatigue. I mean, fatigue and brain fog are symptoms of MANY different health issues (lyme disease, gut illnesses, the flu, pneumonia, anemia, depression, you name it). But this was now on an entirely new level and I had been biohacking my body, my nutrition, and MY LIFE in every way possible for the last 3 years. So what could POSSIBLY be wrong now?! My Integrative M.D suggested I get a test done to check the level of mycotoxins (mold toxins) that may be dwelling in my body. Well, one cup of pee and two weeks later, and we discovered that I was off the charts for 4 different classes of mycotoxins. Guess what these specific strains of mold cause within the body? Suppress the immune system, damage the gut, contribute to oxidative damage of the brain, etc! IMAGINE THAT!...

OBESOGENS Are Keeping You Fat And Tired! Part 1!

OBESOGENS: Part 1 of 2 What are Obesogens? Obesogens are chemical compounds (that we happen to come in contact with on a daily basis) that disrupt our body’s ability to function properly! How does that affect the health and weight loss process for you? These obesogens negatively impact your hormones, increase the fat cells you have, decrease the calories you burn, and alter the way your body manages hunger. By continuing to come in contact with them on a regular basis, you’re making it MUCH harder on you and your family to achieve optimal health and maintain healthy weight! Of course the next question is, “Where can obesogens be found?” Because this list has several components, I split this series up into two parts. In Part 1, we talk about the top 4 obesogens you and your family are exposed to on a daily basis! 1.) Pesticides: a substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals. Atrazine is the most common, and can be found in your water and on your produce! Atrazine actually SLOWS your thyroid hormone metabolism! What can you do about it?–> Buy organic (at least for the dirty dozen)–> Filter your tap water DIRTY DOZEN 2.) BPA: a synthetic estrogen used to make plastics hard. Where is it found? Plastic water bottles, plastic food storage containers, cans, your coffee lids, and canned foods. A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that BPA is responsible for starting a biochemical cascade within fat cells that increases inflammation and promotes fat-cell growth!! What can you do about it?–> Anytime you...