Kate Deering

Kate Deering

Personal Trainer / Fitness & Nutrition Coach

For over 20 years Kate Deering has been involved in the health and fitness industry helping men and women of all ages achieve optimal health and wellness. Read More…

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... read more

Why Eating Like a “Celebrity” Will Ruin Your Metabolism

Why eating like a “celebrity” will ruin your metabolism There was a time in my life, many, many years ago, that I used to buy into “celebrity” diets.  I’d pick up the current People or Us magazine and read how Oprah or some other celebrity had lost extreme amounts of weight–quickly.   The celebrity would claim that all they had to do was eat pre-packaged food, or consume a liquid-only diet, or eat a low calorie diet and/or take a magic supplement to drop pounds rapidly.  I would see the before and after pictures and think, “Wow, that diet really worked, look how fast they lost weight, and see how good they looked.”. Both the celebrity and I would assume the diet really worked! What you didn’t see or hear about was how the celebrity, three months later, was struggling to keep off the weight.  Then within the next 6 months to 2 years, the same celebrity would show up in People or Us magazine with all the weight back on confessing they had no will power and they had failed, once again, at keeping their weight down.  Oprah, it’s not you fault!!! How many of you have seen these headlines in a magazine, TV show, on the Internet or one of the other million of places you are marketed to? *Learn how insert celebrity name here lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. *Or learn how insert celebrity name here lost her baby weight in 60 days. *Or learn how insert celebrity name here got red-carpet ready. The story above and all of these statements NOW irritate the crap out... read more

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Kate Deering Fitness

What Happens to your Immune system when your metabolism becomes sluggish? Besides the fact that your body will become cooler, your pulse rate will be low, and your hands, feet, and nose become icebergs, your protective immune system becomes weakened.

Sluggish Liver
The liver, your main detox organ, utilizes its own glycogen (stored glucose) to fuel itself in its more than 500 functions. Thyroid hormone is needed to utilize glycogen stores for the liver to function optimally—just like the liver is needed for optimal thyroid function (T4-T3 conversion). Since the liver is our main detox organ, when it slows, the breakdown and excretion of insulin, bile, ammonia, estrogen, pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, and other bacteria and toxins decreases. An overburdened liver becomes backed up, allowing these toxins to recirculate through the body, creating an immune response and illness.

Decreased Hydrochloric acid
People in hypo-metabolic state have low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach. The secretion of HCL is used as a barrier against microorganisms to prevent infections. Seventy percent of your immune system is located in your gut. This high-acidic environment is designed to kill bacteria and viruses. Decreased HCL will allow undigested food and pathogens to enter into the small intestine, leading to bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and an increased change of bacterial and viral infections.

Low T-cells
Increasing evidence supports that T3 and T4 are modulators of the immune response, directly and indirectly. We already know that low thyroid = low HCL = increased gut pH = less protection from bacteria, viruses, and fungus.
Elevated stress hormones suppress thyroid levels under constant stress.
Although this is life-saving in the short term, chronically elevated stress hormones lower the effects of the immune system. Cortisol breaks down the thymus gland to produce needed sugar for the body. The thymus produces T-cells, which protect the body from foreign bacteria and viruses. A damaged thymus leads to lower T-cell production and increase chances of infections.

Increased Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the force against the wall of the arteries while blood flows through them. When the heart beats, pressure increases (systolic pressure), and when the heart relaxes pressure decreases (diastolic). When your body is stressed, the renin-angiotensin- aldosterone-system (RAAS) triggers your blood pressure to rise. Your body has more energy needs when you are stressed, so heart and blood pressure increase to get nutrients and energy into your cells. Once you are out of stress, blood pressure should decrease. However, when you are chronically stressed, the RAAS system stays upregulated, increasing angiotension 2. High levels of angiotension 2, unopposed by ACE2 (which can happens in an overactive RAAS system), can lead to vascular permeability, pulmonary edema and acute respiratory distress syndrome. This is why people who have over active RAAS have a greater chance of becoming ill with respiratory issues.

Bottom line: If you want to improve immune function, you HAVE to up regulate your metabolism.

From the book, "How to Heal Your Metabolism" -KD
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