5 Factors to Prepare for When Starting Keto

Ready to start a ketogenic diet? Here are some points you may want to consider and prepare for to successfully transition into this healthy lifestyle. Created a list of keto yes and keto no foods. For best results, make sure to add to you list foods that are organic, free-frange, grass-fed, and with the least additives. Clean out your pantry. Remove all foods that are not keto as to avoid temptation. Find a source in which to track your macros. There are many phone apps that can help you with tracking macros or if you prefer, you can also keep a paper and pencil food journal to keep track of food consumption and any reactions. Keep your meal simple for the first few weeks. Although it may be

Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Noodle Soup

Best part of winter? The soups! Here is a crowd favorite and best of all, low-carb... Zucchini Chicken Noodle Soup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 cloves garlic minced 1 small onion chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 4 stalks celery chopped 5 cups chicken bone broth 4 cups thigh chicken pre-cooked and shredded 2 teaspoons fresh basil chopped 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 pound zucchini spiralized Instructions: 1. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat and add garlic, onions, and turmeric. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add celery with remaining the tablespoon of coconut oil and saute for a few more minutes. 3. Add broth, chicken, basil, parsley, and salt. Br

3 Ways to Detox Emotionally

When we think of detox, we tend to think of cleansing the body. But did you know that many of our physical ailments come from a congested emotional state? We may think that we have life under control and that stress is just a normal part of life. Yet we don’t consider how we are surrounded by people or events that add to the emotional congestion. So what actions can you take to help life flow better? Social media. Start by analyzing what reactions you get from certain posts or news. Do the posts create a feeling of anxiety, anger, or envy? If the posts are triggering negative emotions, it may be time to reevaluate what you want more of in your own life. What we focus our attention on, follow

Top 5 Foods to Detoxify Your Body

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to bring balance back to the body in the simplest way...through food. Maybe you aren’t quite ready to start on a strict diet just yet. However, you can prepare your body for healthier eating by incorporating some of these top five foods for detoxing. Water: Yes, one of the most overlooked and underused resources we have. Drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water can help the body flush out the nasty toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis and help keep things flowing in the digestive tract for easier elimination. If you find it difficult to keep up with water intake, there are many simple water trackers for mobile devices with reminders

Why is Vitamin B12 Important?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin (this means that it dissolves easily in water and travels faster through the bloodstream) and when taken in excess, the body will eliminate through urine. Vitamin B12 is very important for two reasons: It is necessary for red cell production. Without the necessary levels of B12, red cells are not able to reproduce fast enough. Red blood cells help with carrying oxygen throughout the body, hence vital for lung health, amongst other important jobs. Is crucial for a properly functioning nervous system and brain. Low levels of B12 in the body have a major effect on the nervous system and often responsible for conditions such as depression, confusion, memory

The Power of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds or pepitas (in Spanish) are a great addition to your diet due to the many health benefits. It is common to get the seeds from fresh pumpkins, however, you can also buy shell-free seeds at the store and in raw form. You can eat raw as a topping on many recipes or you can sprout (soak overnight in water, rinse, then let dry) and toast (in oven at lowest temperature setting) for 10-15 minutes and enjoy as a snack. What are the benefits of pumpkin seeds? Pumpkin seeds have many nutrients to include: Vitamin K Magnesium Potassium Iron Zinc Copper High in antioxidants such as carotenoids and Vitamin E, which are necessary for reducing free radicals from the body, and therefore, redu

How to Maintain a Healthy Lymphatic System

What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system is an important part of the vascular system and responsible for maintaining immunity. In other words, the lymphatic system helps defend the body from infections and disease. A congested or compromised lymphatic system can eventually lead to the development of chronic disease due to poor lymph fluid circulation. This happens when the lymphatic system is unable to clear out toxins from the body and recirculates or stagnates toxins, leading to bothersome symptoms or reactions. Common symptoms or reactions include: -breast soreness -fatigue -repeated skin conditions -cold limbs -bloating -headaches -get sick easily (colds or flu) -swelling -wate

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