Intentional Living Lifestyle Resources Wellbeing
Non-Toxic Cookware Guide
March 30, 2020
0
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay

Are you using non-toxic cookware? This may be an area that you’ve missed when addressing the toxin load in your environment. You’d probably switched to non-toxic beauty and cleaning products.

Cooking should be enjoyable and something that produces a healthy meal for you and your loved ones. However, when you use pots, pans, and baking sheets coated in poisonous non-stick substances, aluminum, or plastic, things can take a turn for the worst rather quickly.

You see, over time, substances like aluminum can build up in your system and cause health problems. When non-stick coatings or aluminum is heated, it can leach into your food (1). When you think you’re getting a healthy meal of lean meats and veggies, you’re also consuming a not-so-healthy dose of chemicals caused by your cookware (2). Yikes!

Don’t worry. There are pots and pans out there that are made with non-toxic materials that won’t make you sick. Let’s take a look at what’s available, shall we?

(more…)
Nutritional Therapies
Health Benefits of Tea
March 27, 2020
0
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Did you know there are a lot of health benefits of tea? Tea is arguably one of the oldest and most sought after commodities in the world, and today it is the second most consumed beverage, second only to water. It is a product that is made from the leaf and bud of the plant Camellia sinensis, a large evergreen shrub that is native to China and Eastern Asia. 

(more…)
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Low-Iron Paleo Recipes Sides Vegetarian Whole30
Tangy Coleslaw (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF, Low-Iron, Vegetarian)
March 25, 2020
5
Image by F Hocking from Pixabay

I’m constantly on the hunt for new side dishes! I particularly love veggie side dishes. There just never seem to be enough options and every now and then we kinda get tired of the same old roasted veggies. This tangy coleslaw recipe is the perfect solution to side dish monotony!

I’ve actually never been a huge fan of coleslaw. It wasn’t until I started to play with my own recipe that I learned why. Most coleslaw recipes are sweet. I’m just down with the sweet and savory combo. I prefer my coleslaw to be tangy and salty!

(more…)
Gardening
Growing Your Own Herbs
March 23, 2020
1
Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels

If you’re not the type of person that wants to spend their time managing an elaborate fruit or vegetable garden, you might consider planting and growing your own herbs. While the product might not seem as significant, you’ll still enjoy the constant availability of fresh, delicious herbs to flavor your meals with.

(more…)
Ketogenic Lifestyle
Ketosis Signs and Symptoms – What to Expect
March 11, 2020
0

Ketosis signs and symptoms can tip you off as to whether or not you have entered into ketosis. So if you’ve been following a keto diet and you’re wondering how you will actually know that your body is in ketosis this post is for you. First, let’s back up a minute and get a quick overview of what ketosis is.

Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body converts fat into molecules called ketones. These ketones are then utilized by the body as the primary energy source in the absence of glucose. In order to push the body into ketosis, you must restrict the intake of carbohydrates to a significant point. 

Typically, carbohydrates are the primary source of energy on a cellular level. When carbohydrates are reduced to less than 50g per day, insulin secretion reduces and the body enters a catabolic state. Glycogen, stored reserves of glucose in the body, begin to deplete and force a metabolic shift, which leads to ketosis. (1)

(more…)
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Low-Iron Paleo Recipes Sides Vegetarian Whole30
Lemon Pepper Romaine Ribs (Keto, GFDF, Vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo)
March 9, 2020
0

Mmmm, this lemon pepper romaine ribs salad side dish is so delicious. I can’t get enough. The fresh crispy romaine lettuce leaves and the salty and sour lemon pepper vinaigrette. It’s the perfect side to serve alongside any fatty cut of meat or fish.

(more…)
Chronic Illness Nutritional Therapies
6 Major Milestones of the Modern Diet
March 8, 2020
0
Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay

How did we get here? American’s are so disconnected from their bodies. We can’t hear the signals our bodies are sending us and fatter and sicker than ever. When we look back through the evolution of the modern diet, there are 6 major milestones of the modern diet that add up to our current situation. Let’s walk through each and discuss the technological advancements and the corresponding effects on human health.

(more…)
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Low-Iron Paleo Recipes Vegetarian Whole30
Tartar Sauce (DFGF, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Low Iron, Vegetarian)
March 6, 2020
0
Homemade tartar sauce on black background.

I love to eat fish and seafood, but it’s just not the same without butter. Tartar sauce is a great dairy-free way to add fat and flavor to seafood. It whips up in minutes and is so versatile!

(more…)
Ketogenic Lifestyle
Cheating On Keto: 6 Tips for Recovery
March 4, 2020
0
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

From family reunions and holidays to backyard barbecues and friendly potlucks, wherever people gather for fun and merrymaking, you are bound to find less-than-keto-friendly options that are calling your name. Whether you fall prey to your Nana’s famous biscuits, give yourself the freedom to take in the whole Thanksgiving spread, or just feel like ordering a pizza, remember to focus on the fact that it’s possible to recover from cheating on keto.

Because of the sugar and insulin spike your body goes through when you take in more carbs, it’s likely that a cheat meal (or a cheat week) will come along with a few negatives. Many people will experience some undesirable side effects from cheating on keto that can include everything from food cravings and uncomfortable bloating, to a foggy head and a dip in energy. All of these symptoms are perfectly normal and are able to be corrected provided you follow some important recovery tips. 

(more…)
Sexual Health Wellbeing
Health Benefits of Sex
March 2, 2020
0

So, there are plenty of reasons out there for regular sex, like, you know, the pleasure, the intimacy, the extra cardio – you’ve likely seen them all in any airport magazine. But did you know there are also numerous health benefits of sex?

In addition to just making you happier! (1) (Bonus, these benefits sometimes can be found with or without a partner!) Luckily the curiosity on this topic extends beyond airport reading well into the scientific research field too, so plenty of studies have been done over the years that help back up all the claims you hear…as well as potentially ruin some good romantic moments once you know the biology behind them. We’ll start with the ones you may have heard before and work our way to the perks you might find surprising – and perhaps even convince you to find some extra space in your evenings.

(more…)
Gardening Lifestyle
Container Gardening: Getting Started
February 28, 2020
0
Photo by monicore from Pexels

Container gardening opens up a whole world of indoor and patio gardening that you may not have considered. You can hang containers, or just arrange them on your patio, window sill or balcony. Just a few baskets or pots and your whole living area will look and feel so fresh!

Sometimes, the urge to garden might be stomped out by other circumstances, such as living arrangements or space constrictions. If you live in an apartment, you can’t really operate a full garden, just because you don’t really have a yard! I think that one of the best solutions for this problem is to grow plants in containers. How cool would it be to harvest veggies or herbs from your living room or patio for your veggie side dishes and recipes?

(more…)
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Low-Iron Paleo Recipes Whole30
Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF, Low-Iron)
February 26, 2020
1

This lemon pepper vinaigrette is my go-to salad dressing. It’s salty, tangy, and so delicious on fresh crisp greens. It’s also a cinch to whip up in minutes from staple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.

(more…)
Ketogenic Lifestyle
Keto Diet Criticism
February 24, 2020
1
Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay

The Keto diet is very popular, but it also comes with a lot of criticism. Health experts, doctors, and diet specialists come from all different opinions when it comes to the Keto diet and other low-carb approaches to nutrition. Some believe that it is dangerous, some say that it is a healthy method to lose weight and address chronic illness and others say that it works on a short-term basis.

However, there are also hundreds of thousands of individuals who have found success with the Keto diet. They can speak from personal experience and know that the diet works and it is an effective means of not only losing weight but also keeping weight off and improving overall health and longevity. There are hundreds of thousands of testimonials that tout the benefits of the low-carb lifestyle. Let’s talk through Keto diet criticism.

(more…)
Ketogenic Lifestyle
Keto Shopping Tips
February 21, 2020
0
Photo by Clem Onojeghuo from Pexels

When you start the Keto diet, you are entering a new world of eating and you’ll need some keto shopping tips. Suddenly, all of your stand-by foods like macaroni and cheese, pasta and bread are no longer on your shopping list. When you go shopping for the first few times you may feel like a fish out of water. However, with a bit of practice, you’ll feel just as comfortable as you were with your previous shopping lists. Here are my keto shopping tips.

(more…)
Inspiration Success Stories
Brandin Lost Over 100 lbs and Reversed Pre-Diabetes!
February 19, 2020
0

It has been a real treat to watch Brandin’s progress toward health recovery, he’s already lost over 100 lbs!

I met Brandin at a Phoenix Keto Locals meetup luncheon where I shared my own healing story. Afterward, Brandin came up to me and asked if I was taking on new clients and expressed his interest in working with me to recover his own health.

Brandin had recently begun his journey and was utilizing the ketogenic diet as a weightloss tool and was already seeing results. He was very excited to take things to the next level and had set up an appointment with Dr. Adam Nally for blood work and a full medical workup to see where things were.

(more…)
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Low-Iron Paleo Recipes Snacks Whole30
Parsnip Chips (Paleo, Low-Carb, GFDF, Whole30)
February 17, 2020
0

Parsnip chips are a great snack for folks who miss potato chips. Whether you’re sensitive to nightshades or cutting down on your carbohydrates, you may be missing potatoes. I know I miss them every now and then.

Pages: 1 2

Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Recipes Vegetarian
Low-Carb Brownies (Keto, GF, Vegetarian)
February 13, 2020
2

These are the best low-carb brownies you’ll ever taste! I think they taste just like the real thing. You just might fool the biggest chocoholic with this one!

(more…)
Inspiration My Life Press
Chat the Fat Podcast Interview
February 11, 2020
0

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nissa Graun to chat about how I used keto to recover my health on the Chat the Fat podcast.

The Chat the Fat podcast is put on by Nissa Graun and T.C. Hale and they showcase keto, low-carb, and intermittent fasting for weight loss and health improvement. There are some incredible success stories showcased on this podcast and I highly recommend that you add it to your queue.

(more…)
Ketogenic Lifestyle
How to Deal with Keto and Sugar Cravings
February 10, 2020
2
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels

Keto and sugar cravings…it does get easier, I promise! The longer you stay away from sugar and starch, the less you crave it! Sugar is everywhere you look and it might pop up in some surprising places. Did you know that most whole-grain bread has at least one form of sugar in it?

The United States has a national sweet tooth epidemic. Even if you don’t eat a lot of sugary treats you may experience intense sugar cravings in the first few weeks of the keto diet. So many “healthy” carbohydrate foods have hidden sugars in them, your body may be experiencing withdrawal.

(more…)
Inspiration Motivation Success Stories
Lori Reversed Type II Diabetes!
February 7, 2020
0

Lori reversed type II diabetes! Lori knew she wasn’t caring for herself or her health the best she could, but she really got a wake-up call when she was diagnosed with type II diabetes. Lori knew she had to make changes and she began her journey toward change and self-care.

(more…)