Heavy metal in the body is a highly over looked subject. Heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, aluminum, uranium, or cadmium can be found everywhere. If a child gets all of the recommend vaccinations up to the age of 18 months that child has been injected with over 4,925 mcg of aluminum. To put this in perspective the EPA states that the acceptable amount or aluminum to have in that period is 25 mcg (Child). But these heavy metals are not found in just vaccines, they are found in metal amalgams (fillings), smog, car keys, toys made in China, some bodies of water, big fish (tuna), second hand smoke, pesticides and herbicides, protein powders, dietary supplements, metal food container
MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil is a fantastic way to encourage weight loss and get a boost in energy. If you remember back to the newsletter article or our blog on Bullet Proof Coffee, we briefly touched on the benefits of MCT Oil. Medium chain triglycerides are saturated fats that are much easier for your body to digest then the more common long chain triglycerides. The body is able to send them directly to your liver where you body can turn it into energy. MCT is missing from the average diet, supplementing with MCT Oil is a great easy way to fit them into your diet! Other ways to get MCT’s is in coconut oil and a small amount is found in butter. It is recommended to still supplement
Vinegar was discovered way back in 5,000 B.C. when someone was attempting to make wine but the bottle turned, becoming what we now call vinegar, meaning “sour wine” in French (Mercola). Vinegar can be made from pretty much any carbohydrate, including dates, coconuts, potatoes, beets, and apples of course! Hippocrates used vinegar on wounds and in the 1700’s medical practitioners started to utilize it for its healing capabilities (Mercola). People today use apple cider vinegar for a plethora of reasons. Due to apple ciders vinegar’s acidity, antibacterial properties, and anti-glycemic effects, apple cider vinegar is a must to have in your cabinets (7 Suprising). Apple cider vinegar is used to
90% of households in the US own a microwave, but is it safe? Unfortunately the answer is no. The real question is: is the convenience worth you and your families health?
In 1991 a hospital in Oklahoma used a microwave to warm up a woman’s blood when she needed a blood transfusion during hip surgery. The microwave altered the blood so much that it killed her. This made a man name Hans Hertel wonder if by microwaving our foods we are changing our food on a chemical level (Mercola, The Proven). Ends up it does. Microwaves ZAPS the nutrients out of your food. You can buy the highest quality of organic veggie’s or grass fed meat, but as soon as it is microwaved you have killed
Looking to lose weight? Need to lower blood sugar levels? Then maybe the Ketogenic Diet is the lifestyle change for you! The Ketogenic Diet is a low carb diet that helps promote a more efficient way to create energy and in doing so, get rid of extra fat. This diet is great for not only weight loss but also helps curb hunger, increase energy levels, improve health, lower blood sugar, and overall, helps you look and feel better!
When a person has a high carbohydrate filled diet the body creates large amounts of insulin and glucose. Since glucose is the easiest molecule for the body to break down and use as energy that is just what it does. The insulin that is created is then used
I see so many people who complain that they go to the gym and they work out but haven’t lost any weight. HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a great way to get your body moving and your heart pumping! HIIT has been proven to burn more fat, improve endurance, and build strength. Using a technique that alternates between high intensity intervals with low moderate intervals you can improve your anaerobic and aerobic energy system! below is a great example of a HIIT work out. Remember that exercise is important, but so is your nutrition. Make sure your fueling your body with plenty of veggies and protein. For more HIIT work outs (and other exercises, healthy foods, and cool stuff) follo
With the rise of technologies, apps, programs, upgrades, and office jobs, people are becoming used to sedentary life styles. A study is done each year by the National Health and Nutrition Examination where they have 5,000 people take a survey about their sitting time. What they found was appalling. Over 70% of people spend at least 6+ hours a day sitting, most of which (4+ hours) is screen time (Nelson). They found that by reducing the amount of time the average person spends sitting in half they could gain an extra 2+ years of life. They found doing the same to television time there’s the potential to gain 1+years of life!
But why is that?
We have so many passionate runners at our office and it is fantastic! We love to fill the office with people who are bettering themselves with a healthy life style. A word of caution though for those who long distance run and do so frequently, a study done by the American College of Cardiology proved that working out for extended periods of time and often can take YEARS OFF of your life! This does not mean stop running altogether, just know your limits, and the RIGHT way to work out.
The study by the American College of Cardiology was done over 15 years, doing tests on people ranging from age 18 to 100. They found that running more the 20 miles per week could take years off a persons life
Do you eat at least 2 servings of fatty fish EVERY Week? I know I don’t! If you’re in the same boat as me you may be deficient in a very important part of your diet, Omega-3.
Omega-3 is considered a necessary fatty acid, although our bodies do not create Omega-3. In order to receive the proper amount of Omega-3 we must put it into our diet. This fatty acid can be found in nut oils, some plants, and cold water fish such as halibut, tuna, and salmon. As I mentioned above the American Heart Association recommends that you eat about 2 servings of fatty fish a week in order to maintain the recommended amount of Omega-3 in your diet.
So what’s so great about this fatty acid? Omega-3 is