Could You Have Leaky Gut and Could That Interfere With Your Fitness Goals?
Unfortunately I see this all to often in my Colonic Office. Let me first explain what Leaky Gut is and then what you can do about it. So just keep reading and see if you or a loved one could be suffering from this common digestive health issue...(click here to continue)
The Top Fitness Benefits of Strengthening Your Core
Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body.
Whether you're hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it.
No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of the chain. Thus, weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function. And that saps power from many of the moves you make...(click here to continue)
Want your kids to eat healthy?
Our kids are eating too much junk. And who can blame them? Junk food tastes great.
The good news is that healthy food also tastes great. Here are simple ways to help your kids eat healthier:
1) Choose Whole Foods
Processed foods are the biggest problem with our modern diet. Packaged and refined food products are devitalized and filled with empty calories that quickly lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, processed foods make up a large portion of the diet of many children.
Offer your kids whole foods, rather than packaged ones. Whole foods are foods that are in their natural state. An apple. A piece of sprouted grain bread spread with natural peanut butter. A piece of hormone-free chicken. A bowl of beans. You get the idea.
2) Add Color
Adding bright and colorful fruits and veggies to your child’s plate will get their diet on the fast track to health. Fresh fruits and veggies are filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health.
Make it fun! Serve veggies with salad dressing as a dip. Cut fresh fruit in the colors of the rainbow and place them on a skewer. Serve a color themed meal – all green, all red or all orange. Use your imagination and you’ll come up with an endless number of ways to make fruits and veggies fun to eat.
3) Make Smart Substitutions
Kids love pizza and pasta and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and that’s not going to change any time soon. Rather than fight your kids on their favorites, try making smart substitutions to make their favorites more nutritious.
- Pizza: Up the nutritional content of your pizza by opting for wheat crust over white, adding veggies to the toppings and sticking with lean meat toppings. You could even make “Pizza Eggs” by adding marinara sauce, cheese and pepperoni to an omelet and avoid the crust altogether.
- Pasta: Make spaghetti with veggie noodles – see the recipe below!
- PB&J: A PB&J, made with white bread using sugar-filled peanut butter and corn syrup-filled jelly, is fairly void of any real nutritional value. Instead make a PB&J with sprouted grain bread, pure peanut butter (with only peanuts and sea salt), and fruit-only jelly. This will provide real wholesome fuel for your child’s day.
4) Ban Sugary Drinks
One of the best things that you can do for your child’s good health is to instill in them a love for water rather than sugary drinks. Soda pop, juices, smoothies, and blended coffee drinks are filled with empty calories that cause weight gain.
The easiest way to do this is to stock your house with lots of pure, filtered water. Don’t have fruit drinks or soda pop readily available so that they grow accustom to drinking only water.
While I presented these tips as improvements to be made to your child’s diets, these tips will also do wonders for your diet. Practice these tips for 30 days and I guarantee you’ll look and feel better.
Parents all want good things for their children. Now how about doing something good for yourself as well? You are your child’s biggest role model on how to live, for better or worse.
Treat yourself right by calling or emailing today to get started on an exercise program that will change your life for the best.
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Just A Few Minutes
Do you put off doing your daily exercise? Research shows that by spending just a few minutes doing the dreaded task you’ll feel an urge to see it through completion. These initial few minutes of activity is all you need to get into the swing of it. Before you realize it, you’ll be sweating, smiling, and feeling great!
One Pan Spaghetti
You’ll never make traditional spaghetti and meatballs again. This lightened recipe combines butternut squash noodles with tender meatballs and savory red sauce for a healthy meal that tastes downright naughty. Every family needs a reliable spaghetti and meatball recipe, and it’s a happy bonus that this one is light and lean.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
1 pound ground beef
¾ cup grain-free bread crumbs
⅓ cup Basil pesto
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
6 cups Butternut squash noodles
1 (24 ounce) jar of marinara sauce
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with olive oil.
2. Use your hands to combine the beef, bread crumbs, pesto, sea salt and black pepper. Roll the mixture into about fifteen 1-inch meatballs. Place the meatballs in the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the meatballs, setting aside on a plan, and drain off any liquids from the pan.
3. Spread the noodles in the pan. Pour the marinara sauce over the noodles and toss gently with tongs to coat. Add the meatballs back to the pan, gently nestling throughout the noodles. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 7 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 3-5 minutes.
4. Remove the pan from oven. Toss to coat the noodles and meatballs with the sauce. Season generously with sea salt and black pepper and garnish with fresh basil.
One serving equals 289 calories, 10g fat, 23g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 26g protein.
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Are You Toxic? Could You Use A Colonic? But What Is A Colonic Anyway?
Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle purified water washing of the large intestine to clean, detoxify and aid in the reconstitution of intestinal flora. You comfortable lie on a colonic table and with a colon hydrotherapy machine, water is run very slowly into the colon. When slight pressure builds up in the colon, the water is released. To insure maximum sanitation, a disposable water and waste line and applicator are used. The therapeutic goals of colon therapy are to balance body chemistry, eliminate waste, and restore proper tissue and organ function.” (click to learn more)
Now Available at our Fitness Center is an Infrared Sauna. An Infrared Sauna is very different from a traditional sauna in that it uses specific bandwidth/frequency of sunlight. This infrared light energy is divided into three spectrums: Near, Medium and Far. They are defined by frequency ranges measured in small wavelengths called microns. Some of the health benefits include:
- Weight Loss
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Pain Relief
- Blood Pressure Reduction
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Cell Health, Muscle Recovery & Immunity
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Want To Try Some Kombucha?
Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, your brain and (especially) your gut.
Due to the fermentation process involved in creating kombucha, it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics. These bacteria line your digestive tract and support your immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection and illness.
Since 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, and the digestive system is the second largest part of your neurological system, it’s no surprise that the gut is considered the “second brain.”
Drinking kombucha every day can help you to maintain peak immune health, which trickles down into an impressive number of benefits for your overall health.
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