Since the holidays are fast approaching and with that usually comes some kind of stress.
I wanted to share some things you can do now to help reduce the inflammation and stressors in your body so you can end the year full of energy and high vibes!
Reduce your exposure to EMF's-(electromagnetic fields) from cell phones, wifi, bluetooth, computers, ipads and all the smart devices. These can cause a lot of health issues from brain fog, insomnia, vertigo, anxiety, heart palpitations and more. Try limiting your use by turning off your wifi at night (most important) or setting it on a timer, if phone is in room at night have it in airplane mode and do not charge phone in room while sleeping. When using the phone use speaker phone or airtube headsets to reduce exposure. If you have to carry your phone on you/body put it in airplane mode. (this is a challenge I know)
Scented candles, air fresheners, bath and body products, cleaning products these are full of toxins and are huge hormone disruptors. Some things you can do now is swap out your traditional house cleaners with some natural ones- I love Doterra On Guard
I know these work and are safe for me and they smell good. Nothing like smelling nasty chemicals after cleaning!
Remove gluten from your diet- gluten is another inflammatory food. It is not the same as when we were younger and now it is very inflammatory for everyone even if you do not have “symptoms” I didn’t think I had an issue with gluten until I stopped eating it. I would notice when I did have it my nose would get plugged/stuffy- this was a frequent thing before cutting out gluten, I just had not connected the dots yet.
Dairy is another inflammatory food and it is suggested to swap it out for non dairy versions. With dairy you are getting all the hormones and antibiotics from that animal and the GMO foods they were fed. This also creates lots of mucus. I remember when I used to have dairy I was constantly clearing my throat- never realized it until I stopped eating it.
Meat- eating an animal that ate antibiotics, corn and soy (these are GMOs) this will impact your gut bacteria in a negative way. Eating industrial animals fed antibiotics and all the other stuff is just not a good idea, its bad for the animals and the planet. However, there are companies that you can order your meats from that are grassfed/finished and those meats are healthy for you.
Artificial sweeteners is another one to avoid, These can actually cause you to gain weight and increase your chances of getting diabetes. What happens when you eat these is it causes your pancreas to produce insulin and then it has nothing to attach itself to since these sweeteners are not real. So you end up having huge insulin spikes. And the body doesn’t really know how to break these down. You could use stevia, honey or maple syrup (always make sure its 100%maple syrup) instead. I do not recommend Agave because it is high in fructose and the process making it is unhealthy.
One of the best and simplest ways to reduce inflammation in the body is through Grounding/Earthing- just by connecting barefoot to the earth- the best surfaces are grass, dirt, concrete and sand-beach- you can also buy grounding mats-this also promotes better sleep.
Essential oils- these are so easy to use and have so many benefits. They can be diffused, taken internally or used topically. I make a stress blend of frankincense, wild orange and lavender and mix it in with my body lotion. Learn more about Doterra here: DOTERRA
To avoid feeling overwhelmed with making a ton of changes all at once, start small and try implementing one or two things at first and slowly add more. The most important thing is to have the right mindset going into it and have fun! Make it a lifestyle.
Trying out the foot detox at work. I am all about detoxing lately. Especially after very stressful summer😬 I figured I need to detox all that stress...ha! According to the color of the water this correlates with joints and muscles...yep I feel it!
What are toxins? These can range from chemicals in the foods we eat (think pesticides and GMO) to the products we use on our bodies (fragrance is a classic example of this- did you know that “fragrance” consists of a lot of different chemicals that do not have to be disclosed in products and can be under the label of fragrance?) to EMF radiation from our wireless devices.
No one is immune to the toxic load of modern life but there are ways to help support the natural detox pathways in the body which can lead to some major benefits- increased energy, better skin, improved sleep, weight loss, reduced inflammation. Who doesn’t want that?
Here are some ways to support detoxing:
👉Infrared sauna - these do not get as hot as regular saunas, instead these heat the tissues from within-
👉Exercise - besides making you sweat, exercise also increases lipolysis (breakdown of fat tissue) therefore releasing toxins stored in the fat tissue.
👉Activated charcoal to bind toxins- just don’t take this with other supplements as it can also bind to the good stuff too. This is a good one to take when doing saunas or exercising.
👉Glutathione to protect your cells- this is a powerful anti oxident that also supports liver enzymes that break down toxins- opt for a liposomal glutathione supplement that makes it through the stomach.
👉Cryotherapy to support mitochondria- these work well to reduce inflammation in the body. These also help burn fat.
👉Ionic foot detox bath- this is said to pull toxins out of the body through the feet. The ions in the foot bath water hold a charge that binds the toxins similar to magnets. The color of the water represents the areas detoxing.
👉Dry brushing- doing this daily helps support the lymphatic system and flushing out toxins. Always brush towards the heart.
Did you know that headaches, anxiety, bloating, constipation or inability to lose weight stem from inflammation? And what we eat is a direct cause of if we do or don’t have inflammation. There are a lot of things that influence inflammation-including stress, sleep, overexercise, under eating, toxins and so much more.
There are so many foods that can lead to inflammation, so the first step is to know what foods cause it and why.
SUGAR feeds bad bacteria in our gut and can lead to leaky gut along with other health problems. Those random sugar cravings are an easy way for you to know that bad bacteria may be overpowering your gut and ruling your brain to eat sugar. Once you balance out the gut bacteria your cravings will go away.
VEGETABLE OILS: I have talked about these before but they are in everything!! These include Vegetable oils, Canola, Safflower, Soybean, Peanut, Corn, Cottonseed, Grapeseed, Sunflower and all those fake butters out there! These oils are highly inflammatory, unstable and create a ton of inflammation in the body. This is where its so important to read the labels on things such as salad dressings. A healthier option would be to use coconut or avocado oils or grass fed butter.
GLUTEN can be an issue even if you don’t have Celiac’s or a response when eating it. I don’t think anyone should be eating it. Most wheat is heavily processed even whole wheat and far from its natural form. Everyone I know that has given up gluten has lost weight- and that was not fat it was inflammation!😬
DAIRY is pasteurized/heated at high temps and stripped of beneficial bacteria, plus most cows are full of artificial hormones and antibiotics which cause inflammation due to the residual that gets into the milk along with all the other fluids of the cows- that was enough for me to quit!
FARM RAISED SALMON are fed a high fat processed diet to promote growth, which leads to high levels of omega-6
PROCESSED FOODS usually have the ingredients listed above, but if you must have these foods read the labels some are better than others!
Need more help in making these changes? Schedule a complimentary coaching session 🙂
Trying out the new infrared sauna at work! One of the perks of downtime is getting to use the sauna! This one has auto chromotherapy light change with all the different colors of the chakras. That is pretty cool! Also this one has the lowest EMFs which is really important.
Infrared saunas use special lamps that heat your body from the inside out. Infrared, near and far infrared saunas are known for their ability to promote detoxification. By heating tissue several inches deep. And it feels amazing. 😉
There are several benefits to infrared saunas over the others, as these offer greater tissue penetration and interaction with chromophores in your body. Chromophores are light-sensitive molecules in your mitochondria and water molecules that absorb light.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is at the heart of most health problems and chronic diseases, including many signs of aging. Regular exposure to infrared through the sun and/or sauna is a powerful strategy to improve your health.
Some of the health benefits of these saunas are:
✨Reduces stress & fatigue
✨improves appearance of skin
✨helps joint pain
✨ improves heart health & lowers blood pressure
✨improves immune system
✨relieves muscle pain