I'm super excited to share this from my friend Rachel Kalbach!🙂👇Wow! “#Eczema .
Avoidance. Sensitivities. Creams. Antibiotics. Itchy. Hot. Miserable.
This makes me cry.
My Haley girl was given those suggestions at her 3 1/2 year check up by her doctor and so I was fully prepared to start removing things from her diet. To seek out next steps for food allergy testing, etc.
Around September I started my girls on a different multivitamin (which now also contains probiotics). 😮😮 When you start seeing relief for your kids this takes on a whole new meaning of #healing !!!! 💕💕 As a Mama this means so much to me. That Haley girl is not having to avoid for #foodsensitivities or # #allergies , be medicated with antibiotics or have special creams and be miserable because she's so itchy!!!
...so VERY thankful for the healing and how these bestever 2-1 multivitamin and probiotic help my girlies. ❤❤🙏😍” #loveit ! #storiesofhope#guthealth#youngandold
"Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel." Why? Because, as typical Americans,
We're exposed to toxins in our environment, lived a life of eating fast food, processed foods, artificial ingredients/sweetners, we've taken antibiotics, steroids, and (for some) birth control...... ALL of which, and more, has WRECKED our guts.
Your Gut Is EVERYTHING to your HEALTH!🙌 Our bodies were not designed for all this!
Your body CRAVES balance and relief from all the junk!💯 Give it balance and it will preform like a well oiled machine.👏👏👏 #BreakTheCycle#NothingToLose#SaveYourself#HopeDealer#healthandwellness#grateful#balance#guthealth
Sorry- this is so long. But it's been part of my journey over the last year and I don't know how to make this shorter...I guess I like to talk a lot 💁🏻♀️ April 2017 was the month that really brought me and my health to a breaking point. It is the month that my entire family was sick at one point or another, and I was sick for almost the entire month. Wondering what in the WORLD was going on?! I felt horrible😓
For the first time in my adult life, I was actually pretty worried about my health.
While I was miserable, rolling around in the bed, praying for healing, one of the first decisions I made was that I was going to join the gym as soon as I could get out of the bed.
Working out has never been my "thing". For years I had relied on my youth to pull me through, but something about turning 30 makes your body start doing some crazy things.
My second decision was that I was going to take the plunge and try those coo coo crazy Plexus products I had been eyeing for a year, because I had known for a while that my gut health was surely in need of some help and had suspected I had some sort of gluten intolerance.
So I gave them a try. A very skeptical try. Here is what I noticed the most. My energy was sky high, my skin was clearer, my overall health improvement was noticeable and impressive. Not only that, for the first time since I could even remember, I went through the summer without even so much as a cold. And then made it through fall without my annual respiratory sickness, followed by another month of enduring the dreaded, never ending cough. I kept waiting to get sick...and it never happened! People were dropping left and right with sickness after sickness, and I was over here, popping probiotics, feeling like a million bucks.
Fast forward 6 months. I decided to go off the products to see if I really needed them. Sounded like a good idea, at the time.
Here is what happened...I gained 8 pounds because I started craving all the junk.
My cystic acne worsened.
I started needing a nap again, every day I could possibly squeeze one in.
I just felt blahhhhh. You know that feeling???
(rest of story in comments 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻)
I used to eat sooo much bread 🥖 or flour in general. I grew up in Poland, so that’s how we eat. Sandwiches for breakfast, a slice of bread with soup, pastry for a snack, sandwiches for dinner 🤣 not to mention the regional food 🙈some things I don’t know how to eat without bread till this day. So it was a big change for me after I researched what may have caused my digestive problems and decided to give up gluten. A lot of people say they can’t imagine life without bread, well it’s not THAT hard and there is so many other foods to try besides bread. Yes bread is awesome (and pasta and crepes and cakes 🍰) but your health and how you feel is more important. I actually saw improvement within days, my bloating and gas went down! Little did I know I was predisposed to have autoimmune disease and should limit gluten anyway 🤷🏼♀️
On the plate: 2 scrambled Eggs 🍳 , spiralized carrots 🥕 , tomatoes 🍅 and half an avocado 🥑 👌🏻
Tips for saving time in the morning!! .
⌚ Lay out your workout clothes the night before. Who hasn't been in such as daze in the morning that you stand over your clothes wondering what you'll wear for minutes, not fully awake yet. ⌚ Prepare your lunch the night before. Heck!! Prep your lunches on the weekend to make it even quicker!! Or who doesn't love bringing leftovers??
⌚ Have an idea of what you'll wear for work. That's another time waster to me. I count stand infront of my closets over and over trying to figure out what to wear! ⌚ Uhhh dry shampoo??? Quick rinse and off we go! 😎
What other tips work for you to squeeze a cheeky workout in before work?? #timesavers#cheekyworkout#getitoverwith
Another one of #myzerowastetips is to cultivate your own wellbeing at home and share it with your friends. Instead of taking probiotic pills or buying bottles of kefir or kombucha and jars of sauerkraut / pickles - reduce packaging waste and make your own! It’s really fun, more nutritious and you can get really creative with flavour combinations. I recently went on an amazing *free* course run by @madeinhackney which has given me the confidence to pickle anything at home and I got given these water kefir grains by the same friend that gave me the coleus plant cutting. I am loving having my own probiotic drink to hand and homemade pickles in the fridge. You make water kefir by feeding the grains water and sugar - it’s as simple as that. Milk kefir is meant to be 3 x more nutritious and if you are vegan you can make it with coconut milk instead 👊🏼. That’s next on my list (if anyone has milk kefir grains any they’d like to donate me, i’m all ears 👂🏼). Similarly, if anyone wants some water kefir grains soon, mine are starting to multiply and I’d love to pass some on! ✌🏼
Nice cream for breakfast
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons of coconut milk
and blend till smooth and creamy
1/4 cup of cacao butter
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Melt cacao butter and coconut oil then stir in the rest of the ingredients
I’ve always been one to like a bit of everything when it comes to food 🙌🏼 A delicious smorgasbord ❤️ These two different combos sounded insanely good 😋 I used @wrawp raw pizza crusts for the first time! They were good (a little hard), but I much prefer their wraps ❤️ .
Top *pizza* has mashed 🥑+ a @handsomebrookfarm egg fried in ghee + red onion, with a sprinkle of hemp hearts 👌🏼 .
Bottom *pizza* has hummus + falafel, a 🥄 of garlic sauce and some @simplesupplefoods roasted lentils 🤤 Happy Wednesday ✌🏼❤️
👋🏽What I have realized this week (again) is that my body does not like “fake healthy” foods like gluten free muffins, “diet” soda and “healthy” chips.
Is that true for you? 🤔
That’s why I love these Food swaps.
Cauliflower is a powerhouse with fiber clearing out old excess hormones, with high levels of vitamins c and k) it’s #antiinflammatory and when it’s made into a “rice” it’s can replace your usual rice or any recipe that calls for 🥔 (check out Desi carb fix Facebook group for more recipe ideas) .
Raw stevia is the ONLY sweetener I allow when people are trying to balance their #insulin and hormones. Sugar is the #1 inflammatory food (followed only by processed oils) so eliminating it from all sources (even 🍯 /agave) keeps inflammation levels low. Splenda and diet soda is processed, chlorinated and stokes your sugar addiction.🍭🍬🍫🍩
Lastly guacamole- do I need to sell this one to you? 🤣 .
🥑 are my fave healthy fat that will keep you from reaching for those sugary snacks- high in potassium inflammation reducing oils and fiber 💪🏽
What’s your fave swap?
I'm really excited to see this documentary series. This hits home for me, since my passions are neurology and gut health. Traumatic Brain injury will be covered in this series as well, so I'm excited since that's my specialty. We see patients daily with these struggles in the office and it will be extremely interesting to learn about gut health and how it's associated with many health conditions. Check it out! #guthealth#brain#neurology#healing#wellness#health#body#changes#change
Immune boosting trio!
💥Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin! ☀️As for all of us here in Canada we definitely need to supplement with Vitamin D. Not only is it essential for most bodily functions it helps to support a healthy immune system.
💥Zinc - crucial for normal development and function of cells mediating the immune response and affects the growth and function of T and B cells.
💥Probiotics - help to keep the gut healthy to ensure the immune system functions optimally. Probiotics are also an important supplement for inflammation - thereby boosting immune function since 70-80% of our ENTIRE IMMUNE SYSTEM resides in the gut 😱!
We carry all of these products in office! Call us today or ask more about what you could be doing to fight off that winter cold this season.
Whoa nelly!!! When I posted that video of me sippin' on bone broth I never expected I would get over 500 views, damn! Now I feel somewhat obligated to share just *some info about bone broth, if I got into detail about all it's benefits I'd be sitting here writing for the rest of the week, for real, so no.
It's helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion. It fights and inhibits infection caused by a cold and flu viruses etc. It fights inflammation, by providing amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine that all have anti- inflammatory effects. It reduces joint pain. It promotes strong healthy bones, and last but not least it promotes healthy hair and nail growth.
This is just an abbreviated explanation of the benefits if it's of bone broth. If your intrigued I suggested you do some more research to learn more. There are also plenty of websites that teach you how to make it yourself. Bone broth for the win 🙌🏼
I rarely post about the specials going on with Plexus..... but these ones are to good not too share about!
Right now is seriously the best time to sign up! Until the 26th you can get the whole TriPlex combo for the price of Slim😲 Say what?!?!.... That means you’d pretty much be getting ProBio and BioCleanse for free!!! Yep you heard me right FOR free!!! 💃🏼🕺🏼
So who’s ready to get back to feeling amazing, sleeping like a baby, having more energy and maybe even be able to get back into those jeans from High School🙋🏼♀️ #bestdealever#guthealth#plexusrocks#momboss#fitfam#dontmissout#youwillthankmelater#mostpeopledo
Real vitamin C 🍊🍋is part of something living, and can impart life.
Most vitamins cannot be made by the body. They must be taken in as food. The best sources are whole foods, rich in vitamins.
Whole food vitamins contain within them many essential trace minerals necessary for their synergistic operation. ◎
Ascorbic Acid is synthetic, fractionated chemical 😱ascorbic acid never grew in the ground, never saw the light of day, never was alive or part of anything alive. It’s a laboratory chemical, a cornstarch derivative, a sulfuric acid by-product. In your body it’s just another drug. ◎
According to Dr Royal Lee "Ascorbic acid is not a living complex. It is a copy of a part of a living complex known as vitamin C."
Over90% of ascorbic acid in the US was manufactured at a facility in New Jersey, owned by Hoffman-LaRoche, one of the world’s biggest drug manufacturers .Here ascorbic acid is made from a process involving cornstarch and volatile acids. For decades, most U.S. vitamin companies bought their bulk ascorbic acid from this single facility. After that, marketing takes over. Each company makes its own labels, its own claims, and its own formulations, each one claiming to have the superior form of vitamin C, even though it all came from the same place, and it’s really not vitamin C at all.
Ascorbic acid is a fractionated, crystalline isolate of vitamin C.
Jensen, Bernard, DC — Empty Harvest 1990
Lee, Royal— “What Is a Vitamin?” Applied Trophology Aug 1956
GIVING LIFE TO THE BODY
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”
3 John 1:2
God’s divine intelligence is what motivates each of our cells to heal - and to combat injury, imbalances, deficiencies, and stressors. It is absolutely amazing what the body is able to resist and repair. This seems to confirm God’s desire for us to be in good health.
I am not exalting a “health and wealth prosperity gospel.” I am merely pointing out God’s *original* design for us.
But alas, we do live in a fallen world, so there are numerous things that can be an obstacle to optimal health, like...
🍰 poor eating habits (gluten, sugar, etc)
💤 poor sleep
🚫 toxins (food, env, pharmaceutical, etc)
🙏🏼 poor spiritual health/willful sin/demonic oppression
Yes, God can overcome ALL of these things for us, but in the same way you would leave early for a trip instead of running late and praying for God to turn all the lights green for you, we are called to take responsibility. We are called to honor God with our bodies (1 Cor 6:19-20). Eating right and being healthy may not be a “salvation issue,” but treating our vessel with care is pleasing to Him. My prayer for you is that you would feel encouraged to be intentional in the way you live and eat 💕✝️
Details on the meal pictured
- organic, pasture raised eggs
- organic coconut yogurt with grain free granola
- organic sautéed greens (with ghee)
- organic chicken sausage
ATTENTION PARENTS!! 🚨🚨Maybe you'll take me seriously and believe all the information I've been sharing about #guthealth now that #Parentsmagazine did an article about it. 😱
You can flip to page 24 of the February issue and read ALL about how your child's GUT HEALTH has an impact on his or her overall health. Guys... I'm not blowing smoke and preaching untruths. Gut health matters!! For US and our KIDS! 🙌🏻 "The bacteria roiling in your child's gut are driving her immune system - and everyday, scientists are figuring out more (and miraculous) ways to grab the controls to cure sick kids." ❤️🤗 "Early childhood is prime time for establishing a healthy microbiome. The more good critters that move in now, the more likely they'll crowd out or compete with bad bacteria your kid will encounter down the road." 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I am super super thankful that my company offers a multivitamin AND probiotic specifically designed to meet so many of their needs!! Free of artificial sweeteners, and all common allergens! My boys beg for the vitamin everyday because they know how much better they feel when they take it! Plus it tastes like candy 😉
Detoxing is trip!!! You instantly start feeling better (unless you have that dreaded “detox-flu”, which is totally normal and means you need this detox more than ever, so stick with it!) and wonder why you haven’t always eaten this way... You start to feel grossed out by old habits and looking forward to the prep in the kitchen and the reward of seeing what’s in your meals. This delightful bowl is INSANE! I did a spin off of a recipe from @paleoglutenfreeeats (incredible website, FYI! And my go-to for meal planning right now). “Sweet Potato 🍠 Almond, Coconut breakie”! Check it out: I instapot a large sweet potato, throw it in the food processor with 2 Tablespoons of Almond milk & 3 Tablespoons of Almond Butter. Top it with organic coconut cream, blueberries, almond slices, bee pollen & cocoa nibs. You guys.... this is so delightful and filling! I made enough for days and just did a double dip for lunch! If you are doing the #vitalityglowdetox make sure you try this out! It’s amazing.
🙌🏼💩☕️COFFEE ENEMA☕️💩 🙌🏼 - Enemas have been used for healing around the world for thousands of years. Today we live in a world full of toxins - in our food, water, body products, traffic fumes, pesticides, synthetic fragrances and cleaning products - just to name a few. No matter how “clean” you eat or live there is no avoiding toxins in our environment. Our liver processes all of this and can become overrun leaving us feeling sluggish. Coffee enemas help to remove toxins quickly. The caffeine in coffee helps to stimulate bile and open bile ducts in order to release toxins into the intestines to be eliminated. It also helps to stimulate peristalsis and get things moving in your gut. If you have health issues coffee enemas might not be suitable so it’s best to do your research and check in with your health care practitioner 💩
No one is immune to the devastating effects of sugar on the human body. Do you know what decade our sugar consumption soared? The 1970’s! Back when we were singing, “I’m a Pepper, your a pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a pepper, too?” And the answer was a resounding, “Yes!” After all, Coke is the Real Thing!! But with a country full of sick peoples, sugary drinks are still the number one source of calories and added sugars in the American diet. It’s time to take back our lives, our health and our happiness and start putting good, clean, Whole Foods in our body and drinking what our body truly needs...water! Did you know the majority of Americans walk around in a constant state of dehydration?!?!
W A L K E D T H E T A L K today and made time for SELF CARE 💛. Booked in for facial acupuncture ✨📌✨, cupping and gua sha with @jennbeltrani and then finished off that deliciousness with a hydrating sheet mask, Pacific Touch Revitalizing Oil and my beloved jade roller from @jaderollerbeauty. #SelfCareRitualsAreKey#MakingTimeForMe
Wednesday: Nutrition (Restore) “All disease begins in the gut.” - Hippocrates
It would be hard to realize the magnitude that statement would have today when it was made 2,000 years ago by one of the fathers of modern medicine.
Even someone that consumes a nutrient dense Weston A. Price/GAPS/Paleo style diet is still going to be affected at some level by antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and a number of environmental toxins.
Fermented foods and supplemental probiotics help maintain the microbiome inside of us but Restore provides additional support to protect the gut wall against toxins and help beneficial bacteria flourish. “Restore is a soil-derived, scientifically-backed mineral supplement that creates a firewall against toxins entering the gut wall. Restore helps create a biological environment for good gut bacteria to grow and flourish, to support improvement of overall health. It is not a probiotic. It is not a prebiotic.
Rather, it is a carbon-rich, alkaline liquid, comprised of Terrahydrite™, a formulation of Aqueous Humic Substances and trace mineral amino acid complexes. RESTORE has been shown to create a beneficial shift in the bacteria of the microbiome-what many people are attempting to do with probiotics and prebiotics.
A leaky gut affects the entire body and can recreate auto-immune conditions that seemingly have no apparent cause. I highly recommend Restore to those seeking to restore the health of their immune system.
Who would benefit from Restore?
Symptoms of Intestinal Permeability
Brain Function: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD
Skin: Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis
Thyroid: Hashimotos, Hypothyroidism
Colon: Constipation, Diarrhea, IBD
Joints: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Headaches
Sinus & Mouth: Frequent Colds, Food Sensitivities
See blog for more info: www.FlexibilityRx.com/?p=2491
Do you take NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)? Like Advil, Ibuprofen and Motrin?
Many people do and if you are one of those people you are doing yourself a disservice to no fault of your own.
The problem with NSAIDs is that they damage the gut lining (mucosal barrier) in the colon and small intestine. This allows for inflammatory cytokines like lectin and lipopolysaccharides to enter your intestinal wall. This in turn leads to more inflammation which leads you to take more NSAIDs. If your are having an issue with pain and inflammation you need to look at your overall diet and lifestyle. #antiinflammatory#antinflammatorydiet#nsaids#health#nutrition#inflammation#inflammationfree#guthealth
Melbourne you are going to be a scorcher today... definitely a smoothie kinda day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Served Icy cold, green and packed with the goodness like this one by the @thefitfoodieblog 👌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We spy cucumber in there which is ace for adding bulk and fluffiness while being ultra hydrating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stay cool peeps and drink your water!
Omg this is the most delicious combo I have tried in a while. Acupuncture followed by post office duties and then errands was short on time to make a hot tea so the next best thing #kombucha @holykombucha so good 👌🏻👌🏻 sitting at 🚗 carpool
Peace out, old Lindley! These feelings had become so frequent for me that I never stopped to think maybe they weren’t normal. Isn’t that sad? Now that I’m on the other side, I have times where I look back and just cannot believe it. When you have people (👧🏼👶🏼) depending on you throughout the entire day (every single day), it’s pretty eye opening how good you NEED to feel for them 100% of the time. I can’t pour from an empty, tired, aching, and anxious cup. I’ve been informed about gut health, done my research, and I feel so helped. ❤️ I so badly want to give this missing puzzle piece to my friends looking for ways to solve their struggles. It ALL stems back to gut health, seriously! I have ✌🏻FREE sign up codes to give for friends finally ready to start this journey. Do yourself the BIGGEST favor! Message me to claim one❤️ xo
In our quest to ensure every Sano employee is up to scratch with their nutrition knowledge (all full-time staff are currently studying for the Diploma in Applied Nutrition & our chefs and front of house team at @sanotogo receive nutrition workshops as part of their onboarding) we had the guys from @jarrkombucha visit us today to give us the evidence-based facts on #kombucha - & taste and fizz aside, it really is quite exciting stuff 👍🏼 Stay tuned for an in-depth blog post uncovering the myths and facts about the bacteria-colonised, fermented tea - & keep an eye out for an upcoming kombucha workshop with Jarr at @sanotogo coming very soon.... In the meantime, head on down to Sano To Go where we serve bottled Jarr to enjoy alongside your breakfast, lunch & dinner 🙌🏽 Quick fire guide to @jarrkombucha:
🔺As part of a healthy diet full of vegetables, kombucha can help support gut health. 🔺Jarr is the first London-based Kombucha brewery, & they brew, bottle, label and package everything by hand with a small team in Hackney Wick.
🔺They use two types of organic, loose-leaf, single-origin tea; a Four Seasons Oolong from a single estate in the Nantou region of Taiwan and a Gunpowder Green from a single estate in the Uva region of Sri Lanka. 🔺To purify their water, Jarr uses a 3 stage carbon filter which has been customised to add a certain degree of mineralisation (of which Kombucha requires to ferment efficiently).
🔺Jarr brews their teas with organic cane sugar from Brazil. 🔺For flavour, they add 100% Ecuadorian passion fruit purée or freshly juiced organic Peruvian ginger root.
What do you think of kombucha? Does it live up to the hype? #kombucha#factnotfad
This week we have traded salad dressing for hummus! Some jars beetroot and some tumeric to mix it up! The other ingredients in the jars have been spinach, quinoa, lemon juice, currents, grated carrot and cherry tomatoes. Having our lunches ready made makes our week so easy. Just grab a jar and go! 🙌🏼🌱
Drinking my pink drink before lunch today and I’m at home with a good headache from my concussion. But I feel better when I look like I’m going somewhere, am I right? 💕FUN FACT: Plexus Slim-"Pink Drink" was developed by an endocrinologist out of Ohio State University to help balance blood sugar.
FACT: EVERYONE needs balanced blood sugar! 💁🏼♀️You may not even realize the far-reaching effects of having blood sugar levels that constantly dip and spike. 💕So when we say that Plexus Slim has the ability to help balance your blood sugar, what we are really saying is that it helps decrease: fat storage, sugar cravings, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, and the amount of insulin and cortisol that your body is having to produce. 🙌🏼That is powerful! 💁🏼♀️That is why people are feeling better and losing weight. It's not a magical diet drink by any means, it's simply addressing your body's basic need of blood sugar stability. 🌴🌸🌺And as a side note: that little pink drink took my friends on a trip of a LIFETIME to Maui for FREE! And they're doing it again this year!!! .
Back to school and back to studying! You will love these rollerball blends on your neck and pulse points during class or a study session. The diffuser trio is amazing for concentration, focus, and energy. Also a drop of copaiba daily is great for the neurological system and your cell health! 💞🌿❤️🤓
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“Failing to prep, is prepping to fail”
I learned the hard way that if you don’t meal prep for the up coming week you’re bound to fall off track.
Being a stay at home mom, it’s easy to just skip prepping meals for the week since Im home most of the time. If I don’t prep my lunches for the week I find myself planning everything around when I need to eat. Or I’ll end up grabbing something NOT health 😝
Tip of the day👇🏼 Take a few hours sunday to prepare your meals for the week. You will save yourself a ton of time! Prep for SUCCESS!! 🙌🏼