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Feel Your Best Again!

Are you feeling wonderful right now?  Are you awake, focused, energized and happy?  If you are, great!

If not … what have you had to eat today?

Food intake has direct impact on how we feel.  Most processed/ unhealthy foods contain chemicals and toxins that can cause you to feel tired, bloated, depressed etc.  Not only are there toxins in our food but in our environment as well.  Air fresheners, skin products, and medications are common culprits.  Years of toxic buildup can really damage your body and your soul.  No worries though, there is something you can do about it!

detoxPicYou can jumpstart the return of a healthy clean  body and begin to feel your best again by completing a Detox program.  Read all about the program at 21daydetoxplan.com developed by Neuropath Dr. Erica Leopre.  I love this program because

  • It is a food and supplement based cleanse, so you never feel deprived or hungry
  • You are taught about the right food choices and counseled on having a new perspective on how and what to eat. This makes it easier for you to continue  healthier lifestyle choices when the program ends
  • The Detox plan helps you pinpoint any food allergies you may have not been aware of before
  • In addition to eliminating food toxins, the program touches on environmental toxins and what you can to avoid them as well

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“You are what you eat”.  So cliché but so true.  If your not feeling your best consider starting off with a good Detox program, so that the next time you have a choice between a donut and an apple you will ask yourself “how do I want to feel today” and you will make the right choice!

 

The Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef Liver

cows400In a previous article, I discussed grass-fed beef liver and the way in which it can be turned into a supplement to increase overall health and wellness. I discussed desiccated liver supplements and how they have helped me in my Uechi Ryu training. Today I am going to go further in depth in discussing the health benefits of 100% pure desiccated liver. Continue reading to learn more!

As previously mentioned, grass-fed beef liver is a forgotten superfood that has nearly disappeared from modern diets. The reason most people no longer consume beef liver is because they either don’t know how to cook it or because they do not like the taste. Some people even shy from eating grass-fed beef liver due to the MYTH that the liver stores toxins. This is simply not true! The liver, in fact, filters and disposes of toxins, but they are NOT stored in the liver. This means that liver is perfectly safe, and incredibly beneficial, to consume.

Back to the taste problem; there are many superfoods that taste less than appetizing, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t eat them! If you are following a standard American diet, it is likely that you are deficient in at least one nutrient, if not many. Grass-fed beef liver is packed with vitamin A, B vitamins, protein, amino acids, fatty acids, iron, and more. All of these nutrients are necessary for optimal human health.

Grass-fed beef liver, raw and fresh or desiccated, works to increase energy and endurance. Grass-fed liver also works to correct iron deficiencies and associated problems such as anemia. As a clean source of nearly pure protein, liver also works to build muscle and combat muscle soreness. I buy desiccated liver online or from my local health foods store. In order to find the best desiccated liver, be sure to read my previous article!

Smart Diet Secrets

Diet Advice

Everyone from movie stars to your next door neighbor is eager to offer diet suggestions. While many tips may lead to short term weight loss, few are nutritionally sound and beneficial to your overall health. Without practical and nutritionally sound diet advice, the weight loss is likely not sustainable and you could ultimately harm your health.

Thankfully, one universal smart diet secret will help anyone, regardless of other dietary guidelines or restrictions are in place: get the most of nutritional value out of each calorie. The much touted saying ‘a calorie is a calorie’ does not stand up to scientific reason. Some calories help to rev your metabolism; some help your body ward off disease; some are useful in building muscle. Others, however, cause blood sugar spikes, promote fat storage, or cause internal inflammation. The key is aiming to make sure each calorie consumed offers benefit instead of harm. Below are a few switches you can make to maximize the health benefits you gain from each calorie. By making a couple of simple switches, you can help improve health while you melt off pounds.

Lose the Diet Foods. Diet foods may be low in calories, but they are typically high in processed ingredients and chemicals, hardly passing for food at all. Studies show that these fake foods leave you feeling unsatisfied, which results in overeating later.

Switch to a Smarter Supplement. Protein helps with satiety levels and building lean muscle mass. Supplementing your diet with a protein powder seems like a smart idea, but many traditional protein powders are designed to help weight lifters bulk up. For those of us for whom bulking up is not the goal, adding protein without adding excess calories is a better solution. Rather than a traditional calorie dense protein powder, choose spirulina powder. Not only is it low in calories and high in protein, it also provides a wealth of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll, thus giving you a tremendous amount of nutrients for a minimal amount of calories.  You can learn more here or watch a video about spirulina here.

Losing weight and improving health is not achieved by following a magic formula, drinking a canned shake, or banning a long list of foods. If you focus on packing the most nutrition possible into your diet for a modest amount of calories, you will be pleased with the effects on your weight and your health.

 

The African Secret to Weight Loss and Greater Health

Deep in the jungles of Africa grows a tree that fruits beautiful golden mangos. People of the land have used this fruit as sustenance for centuries. When traveling for extended periods of time without food, these people would munch of the seeds of the African mango to prevent hunger. Centuries later, these very seeds are being used to control hunger in an entirely new way.

African mango seeds are being turned into an extract which has been named IGOB131. This extract is being used to create natural weight loss supplements that work to correct leptin resistance. Leptin is the hormone that tells your body to stop eating when you have become full. It also plays a huge roll in controlling cravings and maintaining a healthy metabolism.

As people overeat, they ignore the leptin signal that tells their body to stop eating. If this signal is ignored over and over again, they become resistant to leptin completely. Once a person has become leptin resistant, weight loss becomes very difficult. African mango supplements work to correct this resistance naturally.

The best African mango supplements will contain 100% pure IGOB131 with no fillers, flow agents, stimulants, synthetic nutrients, or any other artificial ingredients. African mango is a natural and effective supplement that may even help people maintain healthier cholesterol levels. Both modern science and ancient wisdom back African mango as a weight loss superfood.

African mango supplements work better for people who are leptin resistant. People who are leptin resistant often have a lot of weight to lose. Ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine whether or not you are leptin resistant. When it comes to supplements, especially weight loss supplements, it is best to stay close to nature. African mango is one of the safest and most effective natural weight loss supplements discovered to date. Click here to learn more about African mango.

Forgotten Superfoods: Grass-Fed Beef Liver

Grass-fed beef liver is truly a forgotten superfood. Once gracing America’s kitchen tables at least once per week, most people in this day and age have never ever tried liver. Grass fed liver is packed with nutrients and offers numerous health benefits. In training for Uechi Ryu, I have found that liver gives me far more energy and endurance. Liver supplements allow me to train longer and harder, with much less fatigue.

Liver is super nutrient dense food containing protein, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, and more! The nutrients within liver can correct numerous health problems such as vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia. Liver also works to increase the energy and endurance of anyone who consumes it.

The problem with liver is that it does not taste very good. In fact, the taste and texture are probably the reasons that this superfood has been forgotten. Another problem is that it is hard to source healthy liver in this day and age due to factory farming. It is best to source liver from healthy, happy, grass-fed cows.

Because liver is difficult to eat on a regular basis, I take desiccated liver supplements. Desiccated liver is simply the process of taking fresh raw liver and dehydrating it at a low temperature. The liver is then milled into a powder and encapsulated. The end product has a very similar nutrient profile to that of fresh liver. Eating fresh raw liver will always be slightly more beneficial than a supplement, but when eating fresh liver is not an option, desiccated liver tablets are the way to go.

Desiccated and fresh liver are wonderful ways to boost your overall health, energy, and endurance. If you are an athlete, or anyone who perform a lot of physical activity, you will be amazed in the ways in which grass fed liver can benefit your training.