Food Allergies and Intolerance

In order to help you kick off your best year ever, I have decided to spotlight food Sensitivities, and Intolerance

Did you know over 80% of the population experiences food sensitivities at some level and they don’t even know it! True allergies are very different than sensitivities and intolerance –only 5-7% of the population suffers from true allergies. Still, food intolerance can wreck havoc on your health, energy and block fitness goals.

Symptoms can include:

  • Chronic fatigue/low energy
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Persistent cravings
  • Aching joints
  • Skin disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mood disorders
  • And many more…

Food sensitivities have been in the media headlines a lot lately and many folks have even tried elimination of the usual suspects like wheat/gluten and dairy… But what happens when the culprit is something you would never suspect –like lettuce, almonds, carrots and celery… What happens when the foods you think of as “safe” are really the root cause of your most troubling symptoms?

I had this test done 25 years ago and it changed my life! I went from being constantly exhausted (for 2 solid years) back to being my old energetic self with in a week of eliminating the 4 offending foods I was eating every day.

Because I am so excited and proud to now offer this vital screening I want as many people as possible to benefit from it. So for the remainder of January ONLY I am offering the tests AT MY COST!!!!!! (40% below list price.) You may even qualify for more savings since many insurance carriers will cover the bulk of the cost.

Contact me and I will help you pick the best test and follow up protocol for you.

 

Some Interesting Sugar Statistics…

Did you know….

• The average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year.
• One soda per day increases your risk of diabetes by 85 percent.
• The average American consumes anywhere between 150 to 170 pounds of simple sugars, also known as refined sugars, per year.
• Soda drinkers have higher cancer risk. The federal limit for benzene in drinking water is 5 parts per billion (ppb), researchers have found benzene levels as high as 79 ppb in some soft drinks, and of the 100 brands tested, most had at least some detectable level of benzene present.
• Soda has been shown to cause DNA damage.
• Sodium benzoate, a common preservative found in many soft drinks, has the ability to switch off vital parts of your DNA. This could eventually lead to diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s.
• Phosphoric Acid: Which can interfere with the body’s ability to use calcium, may lead to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones.
• Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures

Bottom line: There is absolutely NO REASON kids should ever drink soda…. Knowing this, I don’t know why ANYONE would want to consume soda!!!

Doing vs. Not Doing

….I was more nervous and incompetent than he thought (Carlos says to himself). “I’ve always been that way, and yet I want to change, but I don’t know how. I am so inadequate.”

“I already know that you think you are rotten,” he [Don Juan] said. “That’s your DOING. Now, in order to affect that DOING, I am going to recommend that you learn another DOING. From now on, and for a period of 8 days, I want you to lie to yourself. Instead of telling yourself the truth, that you are ugly, rotten, and inadequate, you will tell yourself that you are the complete opposite, knowing that you are lying and beyond hope.”

“But what would be the point of lying like that?” Carlos asked.

“It may hook you to another DOING and then you may realize that both DOINGS are lies, and unreal, and that to hinge yourself to either one is a waste of time, because the only thing that is real is the being in you….”

“The trick is in which one to emphasize,” he said. “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

(an excerpt from ‘Journey To Ixtlan’ by Carlos Castenada)

Perfection

As I was driving home the other day after running some errands (one of which was to pay a bill that would otherwise be late) I was thinking…. Why do I do that? Why would I wait until the last minute to pay a bill that I could easily have popped into the mail a couple of weeks earlier? The silliness of it struck me. And then, a memory jumped to mind. Many, many years earlier, in elementary school, we were learning about Native American Indians. There was a tribe, the Navajo I think, that were famous for their exquisite weaving. But, they would always make a mistake in the weaving; if not by accident, then on purpose, because to be perfect was considered arrogance, or impertinence, towards the gods. It must have stuck with me in some corner of my mind for all of these years. Is this why I do silly little things that make my own life more difficult; because I don’t want to “be too perfect”? Because if I were it would tempt disaster?

I see this tendency in myself and others all the time. Life can be going along smoothly and fabulously then suddenly, like the emergency break just got yanked, there is a senseless act of self sabotage that interrupts the wonderful fluid forward flow. There is a term I have heard used for this phenomenon. It is “de-evolution”.

Why does this happen? Is it because it takes so much energy to keep “it” all together; like holding multiple beach balls below the surface of a pool? Is it because we somehow fear being perfect? Or maybe because we want to be seen and recognized and loved for who we are as people rather than for what we look like or the job we do. Most likely it is some combination of these, and other reasons. We are all so unique, so different….and I will hazard a guess that the “cure” for this phenomenon is as unique as the experience.

For me, maybe the cure is to slow down, smell the flowers, enjoy the sunshine, and to get more joy out of the little things in life, including paying pills. As for any lingering fears of perfection (ha ha), now that I am aware of that idea, I can use NLP to rewrite that, up ’til now subconscious, internal dialogue.

Focus and Succeed

in Health and Happiness

Do you feel busy and overwhelmed? You are not alone!

There is more to do, more places to go, and more distractions than ever before. We expect more from ourselves too. We want to excel professionally, and personally; in health, home, and relationships. We want to be our authentic, creative, can-do-it-all best-self, and make it look easy. The more there is to do the more difficult it becomes, like a big juggling act, with too many balls in the air to give any one adequate attention. Often the basics of life are neglected in favor of the details. It can be difficult to regroup without dropping them all, but here’s what I do:

I think about this instead:

“You have stated your goals and you are actively pursuing them. You have support and resources focused on getting you there. YOU are your own best resource. The time and energy you put towards the achievement of your desires will pay dividends in the short term, and for the rest of your life. Your children and your children’s children will benefit from each and every thing you do RIGHT NOW. Your health and well-being directly influences the people around you. The foundations you are building, in education, business, finance, health, and family will last generations. You ARE building your legacy, every day, in every way, whether you know it or not.”

I look at the quality of my eating habits, self-care habits, work habits, exercise habits, and relationships. I make conscious choices about how I spend my time.

I allow each and every thing I do to represent the enormity of the effect it will have on my overall life, now, and for generations to come.

Drinking adequate amounts of clean water, taking walks, telling someone I love them, eating nutritious foods, breathing, and keeping a tidy work space – not small things just simple things.

When I stop to think about this, it is so obvious. I do occasionally have to remind myself to slow down and take my own advice; usually, because I have gotten too busy and not getting enough enjoyment out of basic life-sustaining things. When I do, life goes back into balance and I get way more JOY out of EVERYTHING!!

So slow down and REALLY think about what YOU are CREATING with every action, or lack of action, each and every day. The only time to act is now. The only time you can affect any outcome is RIGHT NOW.

TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW.