Have you been considering the “Keto Diet” but are not sure if it’s right for you? The truth is, some people start this new program of a Ketogenic lifestyle and it makes them very sick. Others, it would be downright dangerous for them to even consider.
We have been on the road…
in our RV for ten weeks now. We left Montana the last week of July and headed for Olympia Washington to spend a week with our two grandsons.
Does this hit home? When I talk to men and women this is usually the #1 complaint “how do I get rid of belly fat?”. Is there a magic bullet? Are there “5 easy steps”? Are there “3 foods that burn belly fat?”
We have heard and seen it all on the internet so let’s get real and discuss the truth about belly fat!
As many of you who follow me know, I run 30 Day Detox programs and I often get these questions. “Can I do this while I’m working? Will I be running to the bathroom all the time?” When I get those types of questions I know someone is thinking about a this as sitting on the toilet the whole time!!
Detox is a BIG buzz word right now! I love to educate so I want to help you understand what is a good and a bad detox.
- If you are addicted in any way to food, or your relationship to food is interfering with your quality of life.
- Carry extra weight on your body. Toxins store in fat tissue.
- Hormones are out of balance
- Inflammation in joints or tissues
- Digestive disorders such as heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea
- You are pre-diabetic or diabetic
- Have tried to lose weight but can’t
- High cholesterol or high blood pressure
- Allergies, either food or airborne
- You live on this planet and eat, drink and breath!!
So what is a “bad” detox?
You are told or told to take:
- A bunch of supplements that make you feel crummy and keep you on the toilet all day
- You can do a “detox” in 2-3 days
- To go off your medications
- Fast or juice fast for more than 2 days WITHOUT support
- Eat “weird” food that is not easily found
- Your detox is focused on your “bowels” and does not educated on the other organs that need support such as liver and kidney’s.
I obviously believe Detox’s are important and have had fabulous results with hundreds of people over the last three years. I believe that it is essential that we all do this at least once, if not twice a year.
We are exposed to chemicals through our food, water, air, cleaning products, beauty products, clothing, plastics, indoor pollution from carpets, rugs, paints and new furniture. The average person has over 225 chemicals in their blood stream at any given time!
A GENTLE detox can be done without spending your days in the bathroom and yet be very effective!
You will find that your energy, sleep, and mood improve, that chronic problems including joint pain, digestive problems, autoimmune disease, headaches, memory problems and brain fog, sinus and allergy issues, even acne, eczema, and psoriasis will get better or disappear entirely.
Hear what 30 Day Detox Alumni have to say!
Even if you are thin but have symptoms of being toxic like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies, and headaches, this plan can help heal you quickly.
I would LOVE for you to experience the benefits! Spending thirty days to educate, inspire and support you is my PASSION! Let me help you do a healthy, gentle and powerful Detox (while you still live your life!)
“Live” class in Georgetown with Dr. Jana Schrier and myself starts April 13th at 6:30pm. Click link below for more info!
On-line class starts April 17th! Click below for more info!
Let’s spring clean your body, reset your metabolism and launch you into a powerful health filled Summer!
I personally love winter vegetables like beets, spinach, kale, winter squash, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic etc. etc.
I find when I mention “BEETS” many people either haven’t tasted them or dislike them. Below I want to share with you six benefits to eating beets and some suggestions for cooking and fermenting that may make you a beet lover!
- Lowering Blood Pressure – beet juice “de-stiffens” blood vessels because of the nitric oxide present in beets.
- Lower stroke risk – the Folate (B vitamin) in beets reduces risk of stroke
- High in fiber – reduces cholesterol, helps with weight loss, eliminates constipation and reduces risk of colon cancer.
- High in Vitamin K – The incredible amount of vitamin K in beet greens contains blood-clotting properties, fights aging, supports your DNA, helps ward off osteoporosis, works with calcium to boost bone strength, and may also play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease!!
- Endurance and stamina – the nitric oxide present in beets increased stamina and endurance in athletes two hours after ingesting beet juice.
- Reduced breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer – beets are high in antioxidants. In addition, raw beets help boost immune function thanks to high vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese, while the beet pigments and sulfur-containing amino acids in beets support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process.
Wow! I’m ready to go cook up some beets! Here are some ideas to get beets into the diet.
- Peel and quarter beets. Mix with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven at 375 until tender.
- Peel and cut beets into 1″ squares. Boil until tender, cool and use on salads.
- Juice beets with celery, cucumber, green apple and kale for a POWER packed drink!
- Ferment beets to increase beneficial bacteria and enzymes. See recipe below……
Recipe for Fermented Beets
- 2 large raw organic beets, cut into 1-inch cubes. Do not grate them, as this will release too much sugar.
You do not need to peel the beets if they’re organic, unless you really want to, as the skin contains many bacteria that drive the fermentation. If using conventionally grown beets, peeling may be advisable to avoid pesticide residues.
•3 tablespoons of sauerkraut juice or pickle juice
•Filtered water, spring water or distilled water, freshly squeezed beet juice, or a combination of beet juice and pure water.
Tap water tainted by chlorine or other chemicals will not work, as the chemicals will prevent fermentation and cause rotting instead. If using tap water, be sure to boil it first and let it cool before using
•Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of natural unrefined salt, such as sea salt, or my personal favorite, Himalayan salt. The salt helps prevent bad bacteria from forming, but too much will make the drink unpalatable
Place the beets in a large-mouth mason jar, filing the jar about one-third of the way. Add sauerkraut or pickle juice, salt and water/beet juice, leaving 2 inches of space between the top of the liquid and the lid. Cover tightly and shake well to dissolve the salt.
Keep at room temperature for three to five days. In winter months, the fermentation process may take up to seven days due to colder room temperatures. Keep the lid tightly closed, but remember to release pressure daily.
If froth, scum or mold develops, simply skim it off the top with a spoon. Do a daily taste test, and when the kvass has developed a pleasing taste, place it in the refrigerator to stop the fermenting process. Fizzy bubbles rising to the top is a sign that it’s ready!!
I would love to know if you tried any of these recipes to incorporate beets into your diet!!
P.S. It’s not to late to join our “30 Day Clean Eating Challenge” where we eat lot’s of goodies like this!
Learn more here: TheNomadicNutritionist.com/detoxweightloss/