My Top 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods

My Top 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods Recently, I have been focusing a lot of my time and energy on finding and using foods to heal the body, the metabolism, the thyroid, the liver and the gut. I have discovered that some foods can support your metabolism, while other foods can slow it down (more on those in another blog).  Some may be pretty obvious to you while others may be quite surprising to you… You see, I love to eat.  I love great tasting healthy food that provides me with great energy, nourishment, tastes great and helps support my metabolism.  There use to be a time in my life when I would eat cardboard tasting food because I thought it was healthy for me, how wrong I was.  Like many, I got caught up in the marketing of food.  Low calorie, low fat, low in nutrition, easy to make, yet taste like crap and filled with crap. Now, I know better, now I know what is going to energize me and keep my metabolism fired up (fresh, organic, not processed foods) vs unhealthy food (processed, fast food, frozen, conventional, sugar) that is going to slow my metabolism down and take energy away from me.  Can you remember a time that you ate a great, healthy meal and felt great afterwards?  What about when you ate an unhealthy meal, how did you feel?  Different?  Of course! With that said, I want to give you my TOP 12 healthy, energizing, metabolism boosting foods.  If you can find a way to get all of these foods in your diet, in the right amounts, at the right times, within your day and week, then...

Kate’s Miracle Hydrating Beverage

This week I thought I would give you all a little break from tons of science jargon and write a simple blog about my favorite homemade beverage: what I like to call “Kate’s Miracle Hydrating Beverage.” I refer to it this way because my concoction is: an amazing blood sugar regulator; helps with weight loss; inhibits muscle breakdown;  helps reduce stress in the body; easy to make; will help you avoid energy UPS and DOWNS; and can be used as a pre-, during and post-workout drink AND it tastes great (well, at least I think so). Many people who come to me for nutritional help have a hard time regulating their blood sugar.  This is usually due to: eating too little or too much; skipping meals; poor cellular metabolism; the inability to store glycogen (stored sugar); eating the wrong foods, eating the wrong combinations of foods; or a combination of all of these. To help alleviate blood sugar UPS and DOWNS, I usually suggest to my clients to eat anywhere from 6-8 small meals/day…The problem is most of my clients are incredibly busy throughout the day, making eating 6-8 meals/day fairly challenging.   For those that may only be able to eat 3 meals in a day, I have them sip on my hydrating miracle beverage between meals.  Sipping on my hydrating drink can be very helpful to keeping their blood sugar stable, avoiding energy UPS and DOWNS.  Regulating your blood sugar is vital for helping anyone who wants to lose weight, improve energy and heal a damaged metabolism. So without further ado, here is my favorite workout/healthy beverage to...

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...

My TOP 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods

My TOP 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods Recently, I have been focusing a lot of my time and energy on finding and using foods to heal the body, the metabolism, the thyroid, the liver and the gut. I have discovered that some foods can support your metabolism, while other foods can slow it down. Some may be pretty obvious to you while others may be quite surprising to you… You see I love to eat. I love great tasting healthy food that provides me with great energy, nourishment, tastes great and helps support my metabolism. There use to be a time in my life when I would eat cardboard tasting food because I thought it was healthy for me, how wrong I was. Like many, I got caught up in the marketing of food. Low calorie, low fat, low in nutrition, easy to make, yet taste like crap and filled with crap. Now, I know better, now I know what is going to energize me and keep my metabolism fired up (fresh, organic, not processed foods) vs unhealthy food (processed, fast food, frozen, polyunsaturated fats) that is going to slow my metabolism down and take energy away from me. Can you remember a time that you ate a great, healthy meal and felt great afterwards? What about when you ate an unhealthy meal, how did you feel? Different? Of course! With that said, I want to give you my TOP 12 healthy, energizing, metabolism boosting foods. If you can find a way to get all of these foods in your diet, in the right amounts, at the right times, within your...