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The Paleo Diet Free Webinar

For all of you that are interested in learning more about The Paleo Diet here is your chance to learn more! October 9, 2013 – 7pm USA Central Time Hyperinsulinemic Diseases of Civilization: More than the Metabolic Syndrome.

Dr. Loren Cordain is a professor of exercise physiology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and is a renowned expert in the area of Paleolithic nutrition. On October 9, 2013, join him via webinar as he explains how chronic high blood sugar stimulates insulin response, eventually reducing insulin’s effectiveness and creating negative health effects in addition to better known diabetic and prediabetic factors. Hear how nutrition can play a very curative role. Dr. Cordain will answer your questions after his presentation.

Watch the three part series on Dr. Oz The Paleo Diet

For more information click here The Paleo Diet

 

Decrease Blood Pressure

info_salt_01Too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. By taking the right steps to reduce your sodium intake, your blood pressure can begin decreasing within weeks. About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Six in 10 adults should aim for 1,500 milligrams a day; others for 2,300 milligrams. Sodium adds up, and sodium levels in the same food can vary widely. Fat free chips can have 180 milligrams per ounce; white bread, up to 230 milligrams per slice; ready-to-eat cereal, 250 milligrams per cup; chicken breast with added solution, up to 330 milligrams per 4 ounces. Foods that you eat several times a day can add up to a lot of sodium, even if each serving is not high in sodium. Read Nutrition labels to find the lowest sodium options. A bowl of regular chicken noodle soup can have 840 milligrams of sodium, but lower sodium chicken noodle soup can have 360 milligrams of sodium. Most of the sodium we eat comes from foods prepared in restaurants and processed foods (not from the salt shaker).

Tips you can use to reduce sodium: Choose fresh, frozen (no sauce), or no salt added canned vegetables; Know terms that commonly indicate higher sodium content, like pickled, cured, brined, and broth; Follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan at http://go.usa.gov/p3C.

Follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan at http://go.usa.gov/p3C. For more tips on reducing sodium in your diet, visit http://go.usa.gov/YJxF. This infographic is brought to you by Million Hearts. millionhearts.hhs.gov

Unbloat yourself!

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Ever wonder why certain foods or too much of a good thing can cause excessive bloating and the dreaded flabby belly syndrome! This is not science but what I do to feel whole again.

Unbloat Rx:
Eat whole fresh foods.  Remember, purity is the key here:

  • Steamed veggies
    They are good over raw because they are easy in the digestive system while offering all the benefits.  Just remember to lightly steam so they are more on the raw side than cooked.
  • Fresh fruits:  I made a delicious fruit salad with 1 plum, 1 apple, 6 large strawberries and half a papaya
  • Lots of water: hot or room temperature.  You can also have some herbal tea for flavor.
  • Try to stay away from salt for a little while because it will retain water.  Finally, when you feel unbloated, try to have sea salt which is less processed.
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