Are you getting enough Magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the 4 most abundant minerals in our bodies, 1/2 of which is found in our bones and the other 1/2 found in cells and soft tissue.  We need magnesium for countless biochemical reactions in the body such as regulating blood sugar levels, supporting immune system function, maintaining our nerve, muscle and energy metabolism functions at normal levels.  Almonds and spinach are some of the best resources for high amounts of magnesium.  Magnesium can also be found in so many cereals, bran products and wheat products but I do not advise clients to use grains as their source of magnesium or fiber, as it is my opinion (supported by studies and research) that grains can actually BLOCK the absorption of nutrients because it takes up most of the water in digestion, and interferes with healthy gut flora leading to a chain reaction of issues in the nervous system and digestion process.

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Do You Have Candida?

It is estimated that over 70% of the world population has Candida.  And most do not even know this problem exists or have ever heard of it.  The reason for this is that in medical school, our future medical doctors are only trained to understand Candida as something that can overcome a compromised person such as AIDS and cancer patients.  That is simply untrue.  There is an epidemic of yeast overgrowth in industrialized countries.  We do not hear about it or learn its existence because symptoms tend to develop over a long, long period of time so it is hard to determine cause and effect when symptoms mimic those of many other recognized diseases.  On top of that, our medical industry is one that treats symptoms, not underlying issues causing the symptoms.

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Standard Values of Nutrition vs The “Standard” Human

Nutrition has been studied for thousands of years.  From Socrates to The Book of Daniel in the Holy Bible, diet and nutrition has been a topic from ancient years.  Over the years studies and research have become much more detailed and scientifically advanced.  There is a study to confirm and debunk just about any myth, theory about our nutritional needs and much of the information we receive through media campaigns is, for the most part, contradictory.

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Easy Paleo Bread Recipe (Almond Flour)

2-1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 eggs (or just whites)
2tbpsn honey
1 tbspn Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix it all up, and scoop into small bread/loaf pan.

Bake @ 400 for 45 minutes.

Done!  Makes great sandwiches as well as french toast!

 

Paleo Ski Chilli

 

I love skiing and I love chilli.  To me, you can’t have one without the other.  Anytime I travel to the slopes, I can already smell the chilli permeating the condo or hotel room.  The neat thing is, most places you can stay at in ski towns tend to outfit their rooms with everything you need to cook.  It’s a thing.

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Pro Tips for Dining Out Paleo

These are mostly guidelines for the Paleo-ish lifestyle, but if you are gluten free, SCD, diabetic or following a plan that is low carb and low sugar, than these guidelines will be perfect for you as well.  It took me a long time to figure out the ‘dining out’ thing.  Before I flew into Paleo, I was really struggling with gluten free to manage Celiac Disease.  It seemed that no matter how careful I was, I still got glutened at restaurants.  We would even go to restaurants that offered GF menus but something always happened: cross contamination, chef used the wrong bread, waitress forgot to enter in “GF” on the ticket, delivered the wrong plate etc. When I finally discovered that I have intolerances to corn and almost 90% of all grains beyond wheat, barley and rye… I realized that my diet had to change even more and that my choices would have to be made even more carefully.  The first time I ate out after ‘going Paleo’, I was very nervous.

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