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Do you have “Adrenal Fatigue?” Part 1

Do you have “adrenal fatigue?” Adrenal fatigue has been misinterpreted and is nothing more then the body expressing its inability to keep up. Identifying “adrenal fatigue” with labs and treating it with supplements is ineffective and a waste of money. Here is why: The general adaptation syndrome is a term coined by Hans Selye used to describe the body’s short-term and long-term reactions to stress. Selye explained his choice of terminology as follows: “I call this syndrome general because it is produced only by agents which have a general effect upon large portions of the body. I call it adaptive because it stimulates defense…I call it a syndrome because its individual manifestations are coordinated and even partly dependent upon each other.” Selye showed teh interrelations of the nervous system and the endocrine system via the HPA axis. The HPA axis (hypolthalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) is a major part of the neuroendocrine system … Continue Reading

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Food Frequency is King!

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One of the most important key factors in healing is consistency and creating rhythms in your life. The human body is very similar to that of a child with a schedule vs. a child without. For those moms out there, I know you can relate! When the body knows what is coming next it is calm, balanced, settled and able to respond to life as it comes. When the body is not receiving what it needs, it is in internal chaos which leads to extreme hormonal fluctuations throughout the day; cravings, depression, frustration, irritability, fatigue, headaches, allergies, foggy thinking, dizziness and so much more. Infrequent eating creates a deficiency in energy contributing to rapid and frequent fluctuations in blood sugar throughout the day which easily translate into restless nights and very often waking up between 1am and 3pm making it very difficult to get back to sleep. Eating a small … Continue Reading

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Simple Approach to Regulating Blood Sugar

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Food frequency is hands down one of the two most important (balance meals being the 2nd) components to obtaining those seemingly impossible health goals! Food frequency is not a new concept however in this modern day and age the importance is at an all time high. The more environmental factors we are faced with the more subjected and vulnerable the body becomes to the effects of stress. Without breaking down the physiological cascade of events occurring within a stress response, an unavoidable consequence of CHRONIC stress is its suppressive effects on energy production (ATP) and/or cellular respiration.  Physiologically speaking, how efficient the cells produce energy or cellular respiration is the true indicator of health. Any alternative is the body’s way of compensating for lack of oxygen, glucose and thyroid hormone. There are many external AND internal causes of stress in our lives but in sticking with the subject one of … Continue Reading

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Fight Fatigue With Food FREE Calls

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Feeling drained, tired all the time and just can’t seem to get through the day? Well, you have come to the right place. Many of our clients all over the world suffer from fatigue and with food alone, they have been able to revitalize their lives! Click here to sign up for our Fight Fatigue With Food 1st Aid FREE calls. During these calls you will: Discover key reasons why you are so tired The important power generators in the body What is blocking energy production And, the Fight Fatigue With Food Program Details Can’t make it? Don’t worry! We recommend you still sign up as we will be emailing out the recordings. And….please share with with family, friends, co-workers, and love ones! Sign up for your 2 FREE calls NOW!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials

Special #1: We are really excited to roll out some new things in 2014 one of which includes a new one-on-one coaching package we’ll be offering. However… we are looking for 5 people who are eager to get started on their wellness journey right now. This new one-on-one coaching program will allow you to get the support you need over the holidays, plus start 2014 with a feeling of invigoration and a new sense of purpose and motivation. If you’ve been struggling to reach your health goals on your own and want expert guidance to give you the direction and motivation to move forward, this is for you! In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, if you sign up by Monday December 2nd at 5pm pacific time, we will take $200 off the package price…and you will receive The Metabolic Blueprint Cookbook for FREE! Click HERE to learn more … Continue Reading

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Rhabdomyolysis Is Not A Crossfit Issue, It Is A Metabolic Issue!

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Rhabdomyolisis, is not a Crossfit issue, it is a Metabolic issue! What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy (unknown).     The condition of Rhabdomyolysis (Rhabdo) is not isolated to the practice of Crossfit.  Has Crossfit created more awareness around the condition of Rhabdo?  Absolutely, however I think understanding why this might be true is very important. As a former Exercise Rehabilitation Coach, I will admit my own skepticism around Crossfit. Now, as a current “Crossfitter” I would have to agree there are individuals who may not be as prepared to meet the physical demands present in the typical Crossfit WOD (workout of the day).  This does not mean I think they can’t and/or shouldn’t, however it can be a dangerous game for many when not properly supported. The goal of this article is to provide awareness and insight into how you … Continue Reading

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Healthy Metabolism = Health

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 Are you ready to make some changes to your diet but just cannot figure our where to begin? There is so much confusing information out there so weeding through one persons interpretation of health vs. another could potentially have you throwing your arms in the air and giving up.   The topic of organic vs. non-organic, whole foods vs. processed foods, environmental factors (pesticides, herbicides, radiation, etc.), GMO vs. Non-GMO and “stress” are well known at this stage of the game, particularly to those reading this blog. We have a population seduced by the idea that getting healthy consists of fermented food, supplementation, green drinks, liver detox programs, alkaline water, leafy greens, juicing, nuts and seeds, vegetable and seed oils, high protein, low carb, high fat, no sugar…I mean really…the list of silly and useless diets are endless. It cannot be denied that some people truly experience a sense of … Continue Reading

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The #1 Reason Why You Cannot Lose Weight

  The leading cause of weight gain and the ability to lose weight is a damaged metabolism. Yes…I know…this is common sense but what does it really mean? Well, as you will see in the video it means a lot of things but to simplify things a bit, it means the body is unable to meet the demands of the environment due to the inability to efficiently metabolize food into energy.  The body will always sacrifice long-term health for short-term survival as it is a system of auto-regulation and design to adapt. Metabolism refers to the way, not the speed by which your body processes and uses the foods you eat. Rather then describing the metabolism as “faster” or “slower” it may be more accurate to describe it as efficient or functional vs. inefficient or dysfunctional. The metabolism is made up of several components all of which must be considered … Continue Reading

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What Causes Scleroderma?

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What Causes Scleroderma? According to Western Medicine Scleroderma is identified as a connective tissue disease of excess collagen production in any tissue in the body (ie. skin, blood vessels, internal organs, digestive tract).  Of course this is how it is defined however it tells us nothing about what may cause this to occur.  What has been shown is the effects of light therapy on Scleroderma and other skin/tissue issues which offers more of an insight into the possible causes.  There is an enzyme in the mitochondria dependent on red light as well as copper to produce energy.  In our observations and research, health in the body comes down to cellular respiration and the ability to produce energy in the body at the cellular level. “A weakened ability to oxidatively produce energy can lead to maladaptive over production of collagen.” Ray Peat PhD Is Scleroderma really a “disease” or a maladaptive … Continue Reading

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The Power of Nutrition: Experience

Every day Josh and I are confronted with individuals suffering from symptoms severe enough to reduce the quality of life. Individuals seeking out answers they simply cannot seem to find while spending thousands of dollars along the way only to find themselves worse off or the same. Our purpose in bringing this into discussion is motivated by how astonishingly common this very scenario is. Recently I received an email from Chris Sandel, a fellow practitioner and boyfriend of Ali, my client. Chris, who understands and has experienced the power of nutrition in his own personal practice shared he had written a couple articles detailing Ali’s experiences of her recent journey. Although I was aware of Ali’s story having had the opportunity to work with her, I felt very strongly about sharing it with the world because I feel the world needs stories like these. Ali’s story is inspiring and shares … Continue Reading

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