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Monday, August 24, 2020

Not all Broccoli is created equal



This is the tale of two broccoli. Today the broccoli we eat is nothing like the broccoli of our ancestors. None of the fruits and vegetables are. It has left our bodies in a state of starvation. We are overfed but malnourished. People are consuming massive amounts of non-food items that are manufactured vs real food that is pulled out of the ground, but even the real food is SO SUB PAR! It is from the soil Erosion, compaction, nutrient imbalance, pollution, acidification, water logging, loss of soil biodiversity and increasing salinity have been affecting soil across the globe, reducing its ability to support plant life and so grow crops. Our soils are deficient which is why everybody and their brother are now popping up with ailments you never heard from before. Quite simply... an auto-immune disease is really just the body eating itself. The body doesn't get what it needs so it starts attacking itself. This can all be prevented with proper nutrition.  



In a 2004 study of common garden vegetables there was found to be a significantly reliable decline in nutrients from 1950 to 1999 according to USDA data. Today I am just going to show broccoli. I have attached a chart to show the massive loss in nutrients, for example Broccoli has 2/3 less calcium than it did only 50 years earlier. Meaning you can eat and eat and eat that broccoli and still not reach the nutrition level you need. This is the same for all of our fruits and vegetables. This was one of the things I learned early on in my nutrition education. I had to self advocate and learn how to PREVENT the cancer from coming back. This is what led me to plant enzymes that are harvested BOTANICALLY (where they naturally grow).


Raw fruits and vegetables grown in nutrient-rich soils already contain the enzymes needed for us to digest the plants’ proteins and carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables with the most enzymes when eaten raw include papayas, mangoes, pineapples, apples, avocados, carrots, grapefruit, spinach, and tomatoes. However, most people eat cooked, canned, and prepared foods that destroy the naturally-occurring enzymes that help us with digestion. My daily supplement has over 30 superfood plant enzymes in it. Meaning the fruit or vegetable or herb is picked when it is fully ready and then immediately the plant enzymes are taken out and freeze dried to maintain purity. It makes its way to my doorstep in a packet and I take it once a day for 5 salads worth of pure plant enzymes.


This is how I stay alkaline which keeps me cancer free. This is how I help my clients hit NED (No evidence of disease). I am here to help you, send me a message and let me hear what your struggles are. I betcha I can fix it with nutrition!
Will you get out of your way in order to feel better?



Monday, August 10, 2020

Combating the root of all disease with veggies

Can we talk about veggies for a minute?
While getting an education in nutrition, there was one thing I heard over and over. "the root of disease is inflammation". So when people are getting on you about sugar, or processed foods, it is because it has been proven over and over and over again... they cause inflammation ... and what is the root of all disease? Inflammation!!! So let's focus on what can help that! VEGGIES! Here are my top 6 reasons you need more veggies (I have a much longer list if you want it), and below are some tips and tricks I use to get in more veggies! When you know better you do better!
Top 6 benefits of getting in your veggies:


  1.  Decreases inflammation - Green leafy vegetables contain powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C—all of which help protect against cellular damage. 
  2. Improves gut health - Foods high in fiber, especially certain types of fiber and resistant starches called prebiotics, play a major role in keeping our gut bacteria in balance. Many vegetables are an excellent source of prebiotics. Eating healthy plant foods can alter your gut bacteria for the better in a matter of a few days!
  3. .Aids in weight management because they are
  • -Low in calories and carbs. 
  • -High in fiber and water so they keep you feeling full longer.
  • -Take up a lot of room in your stomach to keep you feeling full.
  • -The fiber contains prebiotics and feed the “good” bacteria in the gut.
        4. Decreases risk of type 2 diabetes - the more plant foods you eat, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. This is due to the antioxidant action which reduces insulin resistance and/or inflammation as well as they contain fiber, vitamins, & minerals. 

5. Decreases risk of heart disease and stroke -Vegetables contain a wide variety of plant compounds that play an important role in heart health, including decreased cholesterol, improved blood vessel functioning, lowered blood pressure and decreased inflammation.


6. Lowers blood pressure - this benefit comes from from fiber, vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium that are in the veggies. The potassium is especially important as it balances out the negative effect of salt, which helps to lower blood pressure.


So ... you don't like veggies... what to do now? 
I got you boo. 

My top 2 go-to's are right here. 
A quick fix I use to get in a full serving of veggies is Power Greens 
Power Greens contains veggies like cucumber, kale, and spinach to deliver a full serving of vegetables in each scoop. Plus, this potent Boost supports the body's natural acid/alkaline balance.  I mix mine with my pre-workout energy, but you can just mix it with water and take the shot like a frat boy, or you can mix it with your favorite smoothie. It is super easy and something I am so thankful for. Being a cancer survivor I work on staying alkaline and this is my number one quick fix to take after having something acidic (like coffee or alcohol). 

The second one is my daily non-negotiable for so many reasons, but since we are talking veggies today here is a chart showing what is in in each serving of Shakeology :



Pretty amazing right? So PLEASE stop saying you can't get them in. If you truly want to live a healthy life YOU NEED YOUR VEGGIES and I have a solution for you! You can get both your Shakeology and your Power greens HERE . Please send me a message if you do so I can send over a bunch of free recipes to help you enjoy every bit of it!