When you are in the first few days of cutting out sugar, like we teach you to do in our 30 Day Reset, getting enough fat and protein to keep yourself satiated (and to keep from diving headfirst into the kids’ leftover plate of nachos!) is crucial.
These energy bites help dampen cravings for sweets while providing energy-sustaining fats. As your body learns to primarily burn fat from food and your body’s energy stores, instead of sugar, your cravings will lessen and eventually go away altogether―but these energy bites are a good little trick to have in your pocket for while your body is making that transition.
Epsom salt and has some amazing therapeutic properties, and taking an Epsom salt bath is a great way to get some magnesium into your body, since it absorbs very well transdermally, i.e. through the skin. Here’s how to take an Epsom salt bath, even if you don’t have a bathtub at home.
We’re holding our first 30-Day Reset, a group coaching class that’s all about real food–no shakes or pills required! We’re looking for 10 beta testers for our first course who will meet for six live virtual meetings through Zoom on Thursdays starting on January 9. Read on for more details!
Many people live in fear of one day developing heart disease, an autoimmune disease, cancer, Type II diabetes, or Alzheimer’s, assuming all the while that one’s chances for developing such a condition are purely a matter of bad luck and bad genetics. They assume their only option is to cross their fingers, hope they don’t get sick, and rely on health insurance if/when a dreaded diagnosis comes. The good news is that this genetic-determinism model is wrong (or at least incomplete). The truth is that we can influence which genes get turned on or off by changing how you eat, sleep, and move.
Around this time of year, many people begin to experience some version of “winter blues”, and the clinical form is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression, at its core, comes from light deprivation.
People with winter blues or SAD may experience decreased energy, needing more sleep than usual, cravings for sugar, starchy foods, or alcohol, and feeling blue or hopeless.
Here is a list of practical strategies to boost your mood through fall and winter.