Eating Healthy

Shaklee Life Plan

Shaklee Life Plan

Shaklee Life Plan The best, most comprehensive nutritional system in the world! Shaklee Life Plan The best, most comprehensive nutritional system in the world Clinically proven nutrients to help provide the foundation for a longer, healthier life* Designed to increase energy, help preserve lean muscle and achieve a healthier weight Supports cellular health, healthy aging, heart, brain, bone, joint and immune health* Shaklee Life Plan is the result of the foremost scientific research and decades of studies, designed to bring you the essential nutrients for a healthy life. Combining the Shaklee Life Energizing Shake and Shaklee Life-Strip, the plan promotes every aspect of your health—with nutrients clinically proven to help provide the foundation for a longer, healthier life.* Shaklee Life Energizing Shake – available in soy and non-soy formulas Delicious meal shake designed to: increase energy help you achieve a healthier weight provide digestive and immune support Contains: 24 gramsⱡ…

Eating Healthy

What Are The Health Risks Of Being Overweight And/Or Obese?

Disease Risk From Extra Weight

If you’re overweight or obese what does that do to your health? Can it effect how you live or even HOW LONG you live? If you are overweight or obese, than What Are You Weighting For? DO SOMETHING about your weight, feel better, get healthy, live longer!! Overweight and Obesity-Related Health Problems in Children and Teens Overweight and obesity also increase the health risks for children and teens. Type 2 diabetes once WAS RARE in American children, but an increasing number of children are developing the disease. Also, overweight children are more likely to become overweight or obese as adults, we’ll look at adult health risks in a little bit. Children also have become heavier. In the past 30 years, obesity has tripled among school-aged children and teens. According to NHANES 2009–2010, about 1 in 6 American children ages 2–19 are obese. The survey also suggests that overweight and obesity are having…

Inspiration

The Broken Beautiful

Bear Lake Camp

The Broken Beautiful I spent last week as the nurse at Bear Lake Camp.   I always look forward to this time because it is like a mini-retreat for me. I can relax from the stresses and pressures of daily life. It is a time I can focus on spending time with God in prayer and with less distractions to clearly hear His voice. Each year as I spend this focused time with God, there’s a theme from Him of what He wants to reveal to me.  This year blew me away. It’s like the same lesson kept hitting me over the head. The words that kept flooding my head was how God is a Redeemer, a Restorer. That He can take broken, painful times in our lives and turn them around into beautiful blessings.  I grew up and lived around Bear Lake for about 20 years. The picture you…

Detox

Is Your Gut Healthy?

Health Starts In Your Gut

Is Your Gut Healthy? Something that doesn’t get much attention but has a huge impact on your health is your gut. Your digestive system is made of of several parts but what I am referring to when I say “gut” is your small and large intestines. They play a huge role in your over all health, affecting how you eliminate toxins and wastes as well as how well your immune system functions. Your small and large intestine are also responsible for absorbing nutrients from your food. Many people suffer from digestive problems like heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel or chronic constipation. These are only a few signs of an unhealthy gut. Other symptoms can include frequent colds, infections, food allergies, auto immune disorders or skin problems like acne, rashes and eczema. In children, colic and poor sleeping patterns may be a sign of an unhealthy gut. Your gut is a…

Eating Healthy

Cultured Vegetable Recipe

Cultured Veggies

Cultured Vegetable Recipe Cut up some vegetables. You can chop them into chunks, strips or shave them on a cheese grater. It’s up to you how you do it. Vegetable ideas are cabbage, celery, onion, carrots. I also add chopped cloves of garlic. Mix them all in a large plastic bowl.  Have a glass jar with wide mouth. I use quart mason jars. Fill  with the veggies, pack them in. Then pour a brine mixture over veggies. To make the brine you use filtered water and add 1-3 T of sea salt per quart of water.  I then put a cabbage leaf on top of the veggies and brine. This helps keep them packed in.  Loosely put the lid on your jar. As they ferment they will seep fluid. I place the jars on a jelly roll pan and put them in a warm area, like on top of the…

Eating Healthy

Got Water? How To Stay Hydrated.

pure water

Got Water? Your body is made up 60 to 70% water. So as you can see your body depends on it to maintain life. It helps your organs to function properly, flushes out toxins and waste, keeps your skin looking young and healthy. Water helps regulate your body temperature. It is such an essential part of a healthy life. How do you lose water?  Your body will lose hydration just by functioning normally. Breathing, sweating and using the restroom cause you to lose water. There are situations where you lose more than normal. For example, hotter outside temperatures, exercising or experiencing illness, such as vomiting, can cause you to become dehydrated fast.  Medications that are used for chronic health conditions like high blood pressure can also cause you to lose more fluids. Are you dehydrated? Dehydration can be considered mild to severe. It depends on the signs that you exhibit….

Eating Healthy

Chicken & Fruit Salad Recipe

Chicken & Fruit Salad

Chicken & Fruit SaladI had the pleasure of being treated by my father in law to a dinner out at The American Table in Warsaw this past weekend. I ordered their Chicken and Fruit Salad. It was amazing. Here is my attempt to duplicate it.Baby SpinachCubed watermelonDried cranberriesRed grapes, halvedWalnuts ( they were candied at the restaurant, I used plain)Feta cheese crumblesGrilled chickenOptional would be a raspberry or basalmic vinaigretteI also asked for a side of avocado slices that I salt and peppered.A glass of iced tea finished off my meal.Let me know how you like it!!

Detox

Seasonal Detox

Seasonal Detox

Seasonal Detox (Seasonal or as needed) (10-30 days, every Spring & Fall, or as needed) I adapted the detox program from Martha Willmore, everyone’s detoxing needs are different. The program evolves as I learn what works best for me. I recommend you listen to your body and experiment to find out what works best for you. Below are the complete details. SUPPLEMENTS NEEDED 1. Liver DTX (#20616) One bottle provides 30-day supply… Omit if pregnant or nursing!!! 2. Optiflora Probiotic (#20639) One bottle provides 30-day supply. –OR– Vitalizer (Women, Men, GOLD or Gold without K) One box provides 30-day supply 3. Alfalfa (#20153) One bottle provides 33-day supply. 4. Herb-Lax (#20144) One bottle provides 15 to 60 daily servings. 5. Garlic Complex (#20084) One bottle provides 120-day supply… If pregnant, nursing, or using blood thinning medications, consult your physician prior to use. Discontinue use 2 weeks before surgery. OPTIONAL ADD-ONS Shaklee…