Super Bowl “Healthy Desserts” KUSI

At every Super Bowl party the chances that you will over indulge are fairly HIGH.  Chances are you are going to overeat and over indulge, which will end up with an unhappy gut the next day.  These 3 simple recipes will help keep your gut happy, will help balance your blood sugar so you will not over eat, they all taste great and are very easy to make. Enjoy! Click on above picture for KUSI interview. Baked Apples/peaches/pears   C= 22 P= 8 F= 8 200 calories per serving Serves 10 Ingredients: 4 medium apples 4 medium pears 4 medium peaches (if these are not in season add 4 different types of apples or pears) 2 Tbsp. of organic butter 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon 10 oz. shaved Parmesan reggiano cheese (no additives) OR 2.5 cups of 2% Greek Yogurt  Instructions: Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Cut apples, peaches and pears into bite size pieces. Place all fruit along with butter and cinnamon into a Pyrex glass-cooking dish Bake for 45-55 minutes or until soft. Stir fruit every 10-15 minutes Allow fruit to cool or you may eat it warm *Add 1 oz. (about 3 level T.) of graded Parmesan Reggiano cheese to each 1 cup serving.OR 1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt Place rest of fruit in glass containers. Only add cheese once you are ready to serve.   Home made Metabolic Chocolate: C=8 P=3 F=5 One chocolate = 80 to 90 Calories Serves 25-30 chocolates Ingredients: 1/3 cup of Organic Raw cacao powder 1/3 cup of refined organic coconut oil 1/3 cup of raw organic honey 1/3 cup...

How to Successfully Shift to a Metabolically Supportive Diet.

How to successfully shift to a metabolically supportive diet. Five years ago I went from a diet most would consider to be very “clean” and healthy, to a diet most would consider delicious, satisfying and very “non-diet” like.  Yet, when I switched from the old diet to my current diet, I made many, many mistakes. Before this transition five years ago, my diet consisted primarily of lean chicken and turkey, egg whites, raw leafy veggies, protein powders, almond milk, olive oil, nuts, berries, seeds and tons of water with very little salt.  Believe it or not, this past diet proved to be a metabolic disaster, for so many reasons, as to why I began searching for a new approach to health.  Once I learned about metabolically stimulating foods like coconut oil, fruits, dairy and root vegetables, I switched my diet literally over night. My diet over the past five years consists of milk, cheese, fruit, orange juice, fish, root vegetables, whole eggs, coconut oil, chocolate, salt and ice cream.  This diet, believe it or not, is very supportive to metabolic health, a lean body and good energy.  Yet, when I made the extreme shift from the first diet to my current diet, my body shifted in ways that would make most health minded people think the diet change was far from healthy. Within days of shifting my diet five years ago, I experienced severe hormonal shifts that led to bi-weekly menstrual periods, skin breakouts, weight gain, an increase in cholesterol, constipation and diarrhea.  At the time, I thought my new way of eating was a HUGE mistake.  Why was...

A Raw Carrot a Day Keeps the Toxins Away

A Raw Carrot a Day Keeps the Toxins Away… We have all heard the saying,  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”…right?  Well, today I want you to create a new mantra, a new saying that you will include in your daily eating plan.  Are you ready? “A raw CARROT a day will keep the toxins away.”  Yes…a raw carrot, one medium-size-full-length carrot (not those weird, baby carrots) a day can help decrease endotoxins*, serotonin and estrogen levels, and increase gut health.  I bet you never knew eating this amazing root vegetable could help you in so many ways. Why is the raw carrot so special? A lot of people ask, “What qualities does the carrot have that other fruits and vegetables do not?” I always answer with, “The carrot has super powers…” Funny, huh?  Okay, the truth is that the carrot, a below ground and root vegetable, contains many powerful fungicides and bacteriostats.  For the carrot to protect itself from bacteria in the soil it produces its own fungicides and bacteriostats.  These fungicides and bacteriostats act as a natural antiseptic and antibiotic in the bowel.  The long carrot fibers attach themselves to *endotoxins, bacteria and estrogens (that have been detoxed by the liver) and remove them through the colon in your stool. According to Dr. Ray Peat: Endotoxin formed in the bowel can block respiration and cause hormone imbalances contributing to instability of the nerves, so it is helpful to optimize bowel flora, for example with a carrot salad; a dressing of vinegar, coconut oil and olive oil, carried into the intestine by the carrot fiber, suppresses...

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K?  “I didn’t even know there was a Vitamin K?” This is usually the answer I get when I start talking about this amazing Vitamin.  Who knew there was a Vitamin K?  Well, to be honest…you should know.   Vitamin K, although discovered back in 1929, has gained new press these days because of its association with increased bone density and decreased artery calcification.  In fact, Vitamin K could be the missing link scientists have been looking for, in solving the Calcium Paradox.  (The Calcium Paradox is the simultaneous excess of calcium in one part of the body, arteries, and lack in another, bones, which may occur regardless of calcium supplementation.)  So are you eating enough foods with Vitamin K?  Do you even know what foods contain Vitamin K?  No?  Well, good thing you are reading this blog… First:  what is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble Vitamins needed for blood coagulation (blood clotting) increasing metabolic pathways of bone generation and decreasing arterial calcification.  There are two main natural forms of Vitamin K; K1 and K2. We will discuss both since they have significantly different functions. Vitamin K1. Vitamin K1 (also known as Phylloquinone or phytomenadione) was discovered in 1929 by Danish scientist Henrick Dam, and was referred to as Koagulationsvitamin.  As its name implies, Vitamin K1 is involved in blood coagulation.  Without K1 we could bleed to death from a simple paper cut.  Unlike your other fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, and E) your body does not store high levels of Vitamin K1 in your tissue.  Luckily your body has a special mechanism that recycles...

The Great Egg Debate

Much like the milk and meat controversy, the egg debate has been going on for years. One day, eggs are a major power protein. The next day, they are as bad for you as cigarette smoking. Just last month, national headlines reported, “Egg yolks almost as bad as smoking”, “Eggs Are Nearly as Bad for Your Arteries as Cigarettes”, and finally, “What do egg yolks and cigarettes have in common?” We are once again left confused, and wondering if that three-egg omelet is really a good idea after all? Recently, a research study by Dr. David Spence, a professor at Western University of Ontario Canada, proclaimed that eating egg yolks regularly (at least 4.5/week) was 2/3 as bad as smoking. Yes, you heard it: eating eggs could kill you almost as fast as puffing away on a pack of Marlboros. Dr. Spence questioned 1,231 elderly men and women from the London Health Science Center, who were recovering stroke patients, on their egg consumption, smoking habits, medications and other lifestyle habits. Ultrasound was then used to measure the amount of plaque build-up in each of the patients. The study found that those who ate more egg yolks per week had almost 2/3 the plague build-up of heavy smokers. The study showed that those who smoked the most and ate the most egg yolks had the most plaque build-up. In comparison, those who smoked the least and ate the least amount of yolks had far less plaque build up. The study also concluded that those who smoked the most also ate the most egg yolks. Apparently, in this study, it seems...