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…

Nuts and seeds…Too much of a good thing?

Nuts and seeds…Too much of a good thing? For years, nuts and seeds were a BIG part of my diet.  Nuts, seeds, nut and seed bars, and nut butters were staples when it came to my everyday food plan.   I ate almond butter in my oatmeal in the morning, a bag of nuts for a snack, a few nuts on my salad for lunch and a scoop of peanut butter in my protein shake later on in the day.  Nuts and seeds, seeds and nuts…how could you lose with such a tasty nutritious snack? The only problem, were some digestive issues: stomach bloating and seeing the undigested nuts and seeds in my stool (I know…too much information).  Quite honestly, I didn’t think much about any of these things because I knew how healthy they were for me. I thought of nuts and seeds as a good source of protein, filled with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals…plus they were convenient and tasted great… right? These days, almost every-health conscious person loves their nuts and seeds.   Almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts… these crunchy, tasty snacks go great with any salad, casserole or just eaten by themselves as a snack.  Eating nuts and seeds has become a staple for individuals who want a healthy snack, that’s easy and taste great. BUT — (you knew there was going to be a BUT)—have any of you, like me, ever had digestive upset, bloating or undigested nuts and seeds in your stool?  I’ll guess most of you will say “yes,” and for those of you that said “no”, you may... read more

How To Heal Your Metabolism

How to Heal Your Metabolism Lately, as many of you know I have been deep in reading and researching about the systems of the body, healing the body, nutrients, foods that heal and how they are all related in increasing metabolic function.  I think we can agree that we would all like to increase our metabolism…right?  As we get older we are led to believe that our metabolism will just naturally slow down.  We will have to work harder and eat less just to stay thin and feel good about ourselves.  Do these statements ring true to you?  They certainly did for me…of course, until now. You see, for many years, I believed the only way that I could increase my metabolic expenditure (increase calories burned) was to add more muscle to my body and/or to exert more energy through increased exercise load and intensity.  However, there is actually a third way to increase your metabolism.  One that is not discussed very often, either because people do not know about it or they just do not understand it.  Are you wondering what it is?  Oh, I bet you are… Over the last few years of my studies, I have begun to look at the body and its functions very differently.  I have realized that the health of our metabolism is more than just how much we move and how much muscle we have; a healthy metabolism is about what is happening in every cell of our body and the actual respiration of every cell of our body.  Thus, if we can increase cellular respiration we can increase metabolic function.... read more

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Kate Deering Fitness

Iron Part 4
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What about Iron Overload?
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Now, that you know how to increase your iron levels (without taking iron), what do you do if you have too much iron, and you want to decrease your iron levels?
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As we get older, we tend to accumulate iron in our tissues. This shows up as age pigment, also known as lipofuscin. Lipofuscin is brown spots on your skin (and organs) that is believed to be increased by exposure to iron, polyunsaturated fats, estrogen, stress and a Vitamin E deficiency.
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This accumulation of iron can increase your chances of almost ever disease. Women under 50, who have a menstrual cycle, have a much lower chance of almost all disease, due to their ability to get rid of iron.
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Yet, once a woman goes through menopause and stops having a monthly iron detox, within about 15 years, she will catch up to men in the amount of iron accumulating in her tissue (due to their increased estrogen levels).
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So what can you do if you have iron accumulation?*
*FYI, This can happen whether your labs say you are "high" iron or "low" iron. Many so called "iron anemic" people can have iron accumulation in their tissues, even when their blood levels are low.
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👉1. Donate blood. Donating blood will not only help reduce your iron overload, but it will help others.
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👉2. Phlebotomy. If you can not donate blood, for one reason or another, then you can get a phlebotomy treatment. -Blood donation and phlebotomy will remove about a pint of blood and 220-250mg of iron from your body.
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👉3. Stop consuming iron-rich foods. Decrease your consumption of muscles meats and other iron rich foods. If you DO consume iron rich foods, make sure they contain other iron regulators--Vitamin A and copper. ie. liver
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👉4. Chelation. Of course, I am not saying to do aggressive chelation therapy, as these therapies can be quite dangerous. Yet, I am saying consume foods (and a few supplements) that work as natural chelators
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-Coffee
-OJ/Vitamin C
-Milk and other dairy products due to their calcium content
-Aspirin
-Shilajit - I have only used @mitolife, but have had good success. (Use CODE: DEERING15 for15% off)
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👉5. Add in foods/substances that will DECREASE iron absorption
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-Consume Coffee and/or tea with iron rich foods
-Consume cocoa with iron rich foods.
-Drink milk and other dairy products
-Reduce stress
-Lower estrogen levels--carrot salad, no soy, get off BC, HRT or ERT, reduce xenoestrogens (plastics, make up, etc)
-Consume a quality vitamin E supplement to protect against the oxidative effects of iron. Quality sources are UNIQUE E
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*Please understand this is not medical advise🙏
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