Health shakes are an easy way to lose weight and get the proper nutrients. Now research shows that Whey Protein actually doubles your weightloss! Whey protein is very filling to knock out the hunger pains and boosts energy levels.
Whey is a milk protein that is packed with amino acids. Amino acids build and even repair muscles and body tissue. I love Whey because it comes in great tasting flavors and it is highly blendable making a creamy shake. Adding Chia seeds to your whey protein shakes gives you even more of a power punch.
My simple shake mix:
Yogurt (any flavor)
1 scoop of Whey Protein
1/2 cup of milk (fat free, 1% milk, almond, coconut, etc…)
Ice (makes a thicker shake)
You can have up to 4 of these per day.
Bonus- Whey Protein lowers blood pressure! The amino acids and protein reduce inflammation to aid in blood vessel and heart health.
Do you experience extreme tiredness? Have your energy levels recharged within 72 hours with Licorice Tea!
Drinking 12 oz of the tea daily works to heal over worked adrenal glands.
Licorice actually slows down the breakdown of the adrenal hormones
in the body whileworking to maintain proper levels.
Adrenal fatigue comes from continuous high cortisol output by the adrenals caused by
chronic stress from job, family, illness, injury, and poor diet and lifestyle, etc…
Signs & symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue:
Craving of salty foods
Loss of memory
Chia seeds can absorb 9 times their weight making you feel fuller faster and knocks out cravings.
They have no taste. You can sprinkle them on salads, yogurt, smoothies and etc…
Some say they have replaced their afternoon snack with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in a glass of water to cut calories.
Chia seeds are packed with nutrition such as:
2 times more fiber compared to bran cereal
6 times more calcium than milk
3 times more iron than spinach
15 times more magnesium than broccoli
8 times more omega-3s than salmon
Chia seeds are also known as a powerful energy source and who doesn’t need more energy!
1 tablespoon of chia seeds contain 70 calories and 5 grams of soluble fiber.
Aim to consume 3 tablespoons of seeds per day to get the most of the health benefits.
Red Yeast Rice is a remarkable compound for the promotion of Healthy Cholesterol Levels.
The compound is extracted from red yeast rice. It is a fermented (by the addition of yeast) food substance. Traditionally it is known for its red-
coloring capabilities in meats. Red yeast rice extracts have been used in prescription drugs like Mevacor.
Whether you are taking a prescription drug for your cholesterol or a natural supplement such as red yeast rice, the 1st approach to getting your numbers down is your diet. Decrease your intake of animal fats and take in more fiber. Sometimes diet just isn’t enough. Your cholesterol may also be a hereditary issue. You may have no choice other than to get supplemental help.
So Why Consider Red Yeast Rice?
Its all natural. It contains natural compounds that inhibit an enzymatic reaction necessary to produce cholesterol in the body, especially in the liver. The liver is the main place in the body that produces cholesterol. 75% of your total cholesterol supply comes from the liver. Red yeast rice contains hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors. It works in the liver to decrease cholesterol production. Red yeast rice also contains unsaturated fatty acids that may help to reduce serum lipids or blood fats that we call triglycerides.
Springtime is just around the corner.
Those that suffer from spring allergies do not look forward to the sneezing, runny noses and itchy
eyes that spring can bring on. For all of you hayfever suffers there is hope!
Pine Bark Extract Pycnogenol helps your body to stop overacting to all of those springtime allergy triggers.
Pine Bark extract Pycnogenol is a natural herb that is a great alternative to medicines for hayfever symptoms.
Start taking 50 mg of pycnogenol two times daily (once in the morning & once before bed).
Looking for ways to de-stress naturally?
Lavender aromatherapy products is just what you may be looking for!
Studies done by Psychiatry Research teams have proven that simply breathing
in the aroma of lavender can decrease levels of stress.
Holding on to stress increases the hormone cortisol which has been linked to belly fat.
Aromatherapy can be added into your daily routine to aid in releasing stress by simply changing your soap .
Bathing with a natural lavender soap will promote alpha waves in your brain that bring on the feeling of peace.
Not so sure about changing up on your soap?
An alternative to the lavender soap would be Lavender Essential oil.
Just smelling the essential oil can work in the same way!
Calm A Cold Sore Fast with Peppermint Balm!
Peppermint oil has powerful antiviral & antimicrobial properties. The active ingredient in peppermint essential oil is methone. Methone revs up blood flow to a cold sore allowing it heal faster.
Coconut Oil is awesome at hydrating the skin.
Mix the 2 together for a balm with a kick!
Mix together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Use a Q-tip to apply the mixture (balm) on the cold sore 2 times per day.
*The coconut oil prevents painful cracking during the healing process.
Winter comes with a chill in the air. For some of us it also comes with achy joints. In the past I would grab my normal over the counter pain relievers or sometimes I would have to take prescription pain medication.
That was before I discovered Pine Bark Extract!
Just taking 100 mg of Pine Bark Extract (pycnogenol) instead of prescription relieves my aches and pains. Pine Bark Extract (pycnogenol) is all natural and it works like prescription medicine. It blocks the inflammation, but without the side effects that come with prescribed medications.
The journal Phytotherapy Research reports that arthritis pain
can be cut by 56% while using Pine Bark Extract.
Vitamin K is often overlooked. It really is a very important Vitamin. Vitamin K works in the liver to produce blood-clotting proteins and is vital to bone health.
Vitamin K builds the mesh-like substance (osteocalcin) in your bones. Osteocalcin is what calcium molecules stick to and keeps bones strong and healthy. Vitamin K can increase bone mineral density by 10%. Add all of this together and you can reduce your chances of bone fractures by up to 81%.
A good dose to take would be 200 mcg. That is what UCLA researches tested.
Red, black and green tea (Photo credit: mat.teo)
Who knew that a yummy beverage could also be good for achy joints!
Purdue University researchers just released new information that Green Tea does just that.
Green Tea is packed with natural anti-inflammatories. Drinking 3 cups a day with a twist of lemon
(the lemon stops your digestive tract from breaking down the anti-inflammatory properties)
can help to knock out those achy joints by up to 53%.
Just don’t forget the lemon!