Is sea salt really better than table salt?

Sea salt

Sea salt is better for you

Is sea salt really better than table salt?

Once big business gets a hold of a food item we can pretty much assume that it is not the best choice for us. This applies to salt as well as a myriad of other items such as eggs, meat and chicken, olive oil, produce and milk.

The standard table salt you purchase in the grocery is an inferior cousin to sea salt. Table salt is 97% Sodium Chloride and is chemically produced. It has been bleached, stripped of most of its nutrients and minerals and contains additives like cornstarch (iodized) and sometimes aluminum.

Did you know that when salt water fish are placed in salt water made with this salt they die?

Have you bought into the low sodium myth? Let me explain what that really means! When companies reduce table salt in their foods to make it low sodium, they don’t pump up the trace minerals and other healthy choices, instead (more…)

13 Dec 2014

I got amazing news at the dentist yesterday!

Toothpaste substitute that is good for you

Happy Mouth Dental Paste

I had my six month dentist appointment yesterday. I was super excited for my appointment because I wanted to see if my hygienist noticed any difference in my teeth, as I have been using my own dental paste for a few months.

Well I got the news I was hoping for. My cleaning took less than ten minutes when it usually takes 25-35. My front lower teeth are usually so sensitive that I grab onto the arms of the chair and grimace in pain, not yesterday. They were still sensitive but barely. I also had pockets around my teeth that had gradually become five and sixes. Yesterday she reported they had improved significantly and were now twos and threes. (more…)

09 Dec 2014

The connection between attitude and healthy hormones

gratitude benefits

You must want all of this…

Everyone knows that exercise promotes serotonin production but did you know that even thinking good stuff helps balance and promote your hormone production.

Turns out gratitude is very important to this process according to the author of The Hormone Cure, Dr Sara Gottfried.

I am on her e-mailing list and this info was in my inbox this morning. Dr Sara describes a process that is coined, What Went Well. Her friend, Jo Ilfeld PhD, shared it with her because there’s robust research behind it. The power it has is amazing in how fast this practice accelerates your hormonal reset.

She calls it a ‘happiness intervention,’ and it has its roots in Professor Martin Seligman’s work, the father of Positive Psychology, who can be found at the University of Pennsylvania.

Here is how you do it.
1. At the end of today, when you’re ready to go to bed, sit down with your journal, iPhone or any piece of paper. Write down 3 things that went well during your day and why. You might write that you had a nice visit with a girlfriend, or that you had fun singing the latest Macklemore song with your kid. Or the sun came out and you noticed how good it felt on your body. (Takes about 5 minutes.)

2. Repeat this every night for one week. (Total weekly investment: 35 minutes)

That’s it. Easy, right?

I am just learning about the power of hormones and the important role they play in our overall health. One of my new clients is actually dealing with a low T problem and wants to heal it without drugs (my kind of client). I am thrilled to be helping him and can’t wait to see how his life improves with the changes I have suggested. This practice will be in my list of do’s for him, I’ll describe it in my next session.

So along with the hormonal benefit, practicing gratitude is a wonderful, easy way to end your day. You go to sleep in a positive and relaxed state that will most definitely promote restful sleep, another key to healthy hormones.

Have a happy day! I am grateful for you…..

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05 Dec 2014

Paleo please! Paleo explained

Paleo-Pyramid

This is the food pyramid we should be following

According to S. Boyd Eaton, “we are the heirs of inherited characteristics accrued over millions of years; the vast majority of our biochemistry and physiology are tuned to life conditions that existed before the advent of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Genetically our bodies are virtually the same as they were at the end of the Paleolithic era some 20,000 years ago.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

That is certainly food for thought. Given that information, wouldn’t it make sense then to eat the way they did 20,000 years ago? I think so and in fact, I do. Granted we are not hunter gatherers as in the Paleolithic era, needing to spear our dinner, but we can consume the same kinds of food, raised in a similar way as they did. (more…)

02 Dec 2014

You can say anything as long as you say it with a smile

Say it with a smile

Say it with a smile

You can say pretty much anything as long as you say it with a smile

I believe that! Years ago, I had a friend that worked with me tending bar. He was able to say or do just about anything to our customers and he made BIG tips. The only thing I could figure is that he always had a huge smile across his face and his tone was gentle, almost lilting. Could it be that simple?

One day a customer asked for a straw in her drink, Stephen flashed his smile and pulled the straw out of the drink of her companion and (more…)

24 Nov 2014

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