Calcium – They Will Never Tell You This!

Calcium – They Will Never Tell You This!

They Will Never Tell You This!

If you get a bone scan, your bones appear weak, and you get a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis, I’ll bet you they will never test your calcium level. But if by some chance they did, I’ll bet they would never be able to tell you why an elevated calcium level is associated with osteoporosis.

What Elevated Calcium Could Mean

High calcium is known as the calcium shell and is characterized by depression, fatigue, lowered awareness, defensiveness, rigidity, loss of sexual desire, apathy, bone spurs, arthritis, general aches and pains, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, impaired circulation, impaired movement, muscle cramps, tension, anxiety, irritability, difficulty sleeping, and osteoporosis.

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Shake Off the Pounds

Shake Off the Pounds

Shake Off the Pounds

Are you ready to get serious about your weight loss.

I have some great news for you. Sipping Skinny is really working for a lot of people. Good diets are as much about committing to change your internal landscape as they are about changing your outward appearance. If you’re ready to get healthier and skinnier, I suggest you join today and change your inner and outer landscape.

I’ve been doing my own Sipping Skinny program. I’m very excited to say I’ve lost ALMOST 10 POUNDS!!!

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Depression & Mental Fog Gone with Watercress

Depression & Mental Fog Gone with Watercress

Depression & Mental Fog Gone with Watercress

Watercress was once considered by the Greeks and Romans to be a symbol of strong, influential people. And since the time of Hippocrates, it has been used as a remedy for various ailments. In the 1700s, Nicholas Culpeper (author of Culpeper’s Herbal) believed watercress could cleanse the blood.  But somewhere along the way, it fell from grace. Not that long ago watercress was only used as just a garnish on a plate and in tea sandwiches. But not anymore. It’s making a comeback. It’s a superfood star. Research on its health benefits abound. In fact it recently got a perfect score of 100 for all around high nutrients beating out even kale.

Look to folate, along with B6 and B12, which improve memory and cognitive function.  Watercress is rich in folate and folate has been found to reduce the risk of depression. A study at the Rush University on 954 people for 4.5 years showed that consumption of vegetables rich in folate, vitamin K, lutein, and beta-carotene was associated with slower cognitive decline. (1) L-Methylfolate is the only form of folate that crosses the blood-brain barrier.  It has a role in neurotransmitter synthesis, indirectly facilitating the synthesis of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine—three neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation and other important functions. And, yes, you guessed it! Watercress is high in methylfolate. That is also true of other green veggies. Most fresh greens are sources of folate. They have between 50% and 100% of their folate in the active L-methylfolate form. Genesis Superfood Juice Powder has watercress juice powder as part of the delicious mix.

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Tips to Grow Hair!

Tips to Grow Hair!

Tips to Grow Hair

A number of years ago my hair started falling out. It fell and fell until I had about half the hair left that I’d started with. I learned a lot about getting one’s hair back. I”m excited to share some tips with you that helped me grow my hair back.

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Grandma’s Recipe!

Grandma’s Recipe!

Eat Cabbage…Bye-Bye Hunger!

I’ve made an interesting discovery this week. Three evenings in a row I’ve made a cabbage skillet dish for dinner like my grandmother used to make. That happened because I purchased this HUGE head of organic cabbage and I didn’t want it to go to waste. I sautéed onion and cabbage and  added grass-fed uncured beef franks plus apple cider vinegar. After eating just one serving of this dish each night, I was not hungry for anything else. I felt completely satisfied. I lost a half pound each day. (BTW—I’ve lost 9 pounds since I started on my Sipping Skinny diet.) If you make this dish your low carb meal a couple times a week on my Sipping Skinny program, you should lose about 2-3 pounds a week.

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What You EAT (and drink) Can Help Fight Depression

What You EAT (and drink) Can Help Fight Depression

Depression Fighting Juices and Foods

I received a call this week from a friend whose close friend committed suicide recently. His friend had been depressed and had just started taking medication for the depression. Anthony Bourdain suffered from depression. So did Kate Spade. We’ve seen a rash of suicides lately that were connected with depression.

Many people suffer from a depressive disorder and live in the shadows of their pain because they don’t want to get the stigma of having any kind of mental problem. It’s nothing to be embarrassed by or ashamed of. Approximately 21.5 million Americans suffer from depression. 

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Reduct Tummy Bloat Fast…

Reduct Tummy Bloat Fast…

…with these juices.

Lemon

Lemons are natural diuretics and a gentle laxative when added to warm water.

Celery

Celery is a digestive aid that helps you regulate bowel movements and control intestinal gas because its phytochemicals are known to decrease fluid retention.

Cucumber

Rich in quercitin, cucumbers help reduce bloating.

Parsley

Add parsley to anything and you’ll be blasting out belly bloating.

Watermelon

Watermelon has natural diuretic properties and is a great source of potassium. Keeping a balance between sodium and potassium is important to control bloat.

Turmeric and Rosemary

Add turmeric and rosemary to juices and water to reduce bloating.

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Detox x 4 – Time for Your Summer Detox!

Detox x 4 – Time for Your Summer Detox!

Time for Your Summer Detox!

It’s highly beneficial to detox with the change of each season. Since we’re just a few weeks into the summer season, this is a great time to clean out the winter and spring excesses, lose a few pounds and get your sparkle back.

Detoxing has a big effect on your mood!  Often people get more clarity, feel more energetic, are less stressed and revitalized after cleansing. This can give you a more positive outlook on life and the inspiration to live a healthier lifestyle. While detoxing helps you clean out excess waste from your body, it also helps you release emotions and thoughts that you might have been storing as well. Detoxing is a great way to let go of things that have been bothering you and keeping you stuck emotionally.

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The Power of Juice Powder

The Power of Juice Powder

The Juice Powder with POWER!

I will always recommend and promote fresh juice as the best possible nutrition you can get. But I’m realistic. We can’t always juice. And many people find that they can’t or just don’t juice a lot of the time. That’s where juice powder can make a HUGE difference. With excellent processing, you will get most of the nutrients. Just mix it in water, juice, plant milk or smoothie. My husband LOVES Genesis Superfoods Juice Powder mixed in almond milk. He thinks it tastes like a super delicious smoothie. And it’s so easy. Pour a glass of almond milk and stir in the juice powder. It’s that easy.

My superfoods juice powder formula is very unique. My husband thinks it’s the best juice powder he’s ever tasted.

Check it out.

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Detox the Sludge, Lose Belly Fat, and Energize Your Body

Detox the Sludge, Lose Belly Fat, and Energize Your Body

Detox the Sludge, Lose Belly Fat, and Energize Your Body

Are you feeling a little out of sorts, bloated, or tired? Want to get your summer body back? Most people lose 5 to 10 pounds with my 30-Day Detox.

Summer is the perfect time for a detox, weight loss, and an energy reset. As you cleanse your digestive system, you’ll get rid of colon sludge that’s been building up for months or maybe years. By cleaning out your digestive tract, you’ll get rid of gas, bloating and mucoid plaque. As your digestion improves, you’ll absorb more nutrients because the majority of our nutrients are absorbed in the upper intestinal tract. As you improve the way you process food, you’ll gain more energy, better sleep, and a happier mood.

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6 Tips to Help Joint Pain

6 Tips to Help Joint Pain

6 Tips to Help Joint Pain

Ginger I add ginger to nearly every juice I make. Not only does it give the juice a nice zingy flavor, it heals your body in a variety of ways. It’s proven in studies to be an anti-inflammatory. It’s inflammation that often makes your joints sore. You can add it to smoothies as well as juice. Or grate or slice it and add to water for a refreshing summer cooler. You can also make ginger lemonade (Green apple, lemon, and ginger).

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6 Steps To Raise Your Metabolism

6 Steps To Raise Your Metabolism

6 Steps To Raise Your Metabolism

  1. Drink green tea. Tea can raise your metabolism by 12%, according to a Japanese study. Researchers believe the antioxidant catechins in the tea provide the boost. Sometimes called green tea catechins, they belong to a group of flavonoids that exist in the fresh leaves of the tea plant.
  2. Take fiber. Research shows that fiber can rev your fat burning by as much as 30%. Studies show that women who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Strive for 25 g a day—the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Drink 6 glasses of cold water each day. German researchers discovered that if you drink 6 glasses of cold water a day 48 ounces) you can raise resting metabolism by burning an extra 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase in metabolism may come from heating the water to body temperature.
  4. Eat organic food. Canadian researchers found that dieters who consume the most organochlorines (pesticides, which are stored in fat cells) experience a greater than normal dip in metabolism as they lose weight. It is believed that perhaps the toxins interfere with the energy-burning process. Other research hints that pesticides can trigger weight gain. Always choose organic when buying anything on the Dirty Dozen list Go to ewg.org.
  5. Eat protein. Research shows protein can increase postmeal calorie burning by as much as 35%. Choose clean animal proteins such as grass fed meat, pasture raised poultry and wild-caught fish. Also, cage-free eggs and organic nuts and seeds. Limit beans as they have carbs, which can be fattening.
  6. Eat more metabolism boosters.
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