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Maximizing Energy Naturally

Maximizing Energy Naturally

Energy is one of the most important concerns these days. Without good energy many issues develop inside the body. Things like slowed metabolism, depression, decreased memory, decreased focus and efficiency, lack of motivation, behavior issues, lowered immune function, & muscle weakness. It is of great importance to have good energy production inside the body. How does this happen? The obvious is "nutrition" because without nutrients feeding the cells, no energy can be created. The other important ingredient for making energy is oxygen which helps the conversion of food to energy. It all sounds so simple however many things get in...

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Everything in moderation is a good approach when it comes to alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant so many use it to calm them down after a long days work. Alcohol does have calories, it can cause weight gain. It also raises blood sugar so it's important to ONLY drink with food (preferably fat and protein). For some, alcohol promotes overeating.... Mostly because it raises the blood sugar so rapidly and then your body's energy crashes as insulin pulls out too much sugar. Recommend 1-2 drinks maximum per day however for some this can be too much. Many have liver issues...

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Kickstart Your Metabolism

Kickstart Your Metabolism

Check your thyroid. Eat 4-5 balanced meals through the day. Drink enough water. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Avoid or limit processed food. Avoid all fried food. Include fish oil or flax oil. Be sure you are not constipated. Any digestive issues – fix these as digestive issues will slow down fat burning. Meds – are you taking any that are causing weight gain or a decreased metabolism? Exercise – balance between cardio, weight resistance, strength training, core strength, and flexibility. Know your body type – protein, more carb based, balanced.

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Understanding Blood Sugar

Understanding Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar - A very important part of overall health. Unstable blood sugars can cause problems over time. Causes of fluctuating blood sugars – high carb diet, stress, not eating often enough, not enough protein in each meal and snack, not enough healthy fat in each meal or snack. Hypoglycemics and diabetics need to eat the same way. Hypoglycemia over time often leads to type II diabetes. Labs tests to get if you suspect blood sugar issues: 1. Fasting glucose (goal between 80 & 88). 2. Fasting Insulin (goal is less than 10 but as it goes above 5 you know...

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