Do you have to drag your body out of bed every morning?
Are you struggling to fit more into your day but your body just won’t come along for the ride?
There are a lot of us running on empty these days.
You know it’s important to exercise and lose weight and you really do want to look and feel your best, but it takes so much energy to just get through your daily routine, there’s nothing left for anything else. Right?
Welcome to the club.
We live in a very toxic world. You eat “foods” that are highly processed when you take the time to eat at all. You get up early and go to bed late. In between you work crazy hours at a very stressful job. You are pushing yourself to do more and you don’t stop long enough to pay attention to the price you are paying for all this until:
* You start to notice that you are getting sick more frequently
* Your belly is getting larger with pounds that just won’t go away.
* Your sleep has become restless and you are starting to get indigestion.
* You are frequently constipated and your skin has gotten dry and itchy.
* You are feeling anxious, depressed and you are exhausted all the time.
Not a pretty picture.
You can go to a doctor who will give you a pill to manage each of your symptoms but soon you will be taking pills to deal with the side effects of the other pills.
You will start to feel old long before your time.
Want to know how to hit the reset button?
It’s not as hard as you think. The best place to start is with a gentle detox. This is a great time of year to give it a try. Daylight savings starts March 10th, which means that spring is not far behind. It’s time to shed the winter doldrums and get yourself reinvigorated for the beautiful days ahead.
A detox doesn’t mean you have to do anything crazy.
I admit, there are some pretty unusual ones on the market today but that’s not what I am talking about. Your body is actually trying to detoxify itself all the time. We make it impossible for it to do its job well when we burden our system with artificial sweeteners, sugars, chemicals, food dyes, trans fats and highly processed “foods.” We are also further burdened by a growing list of “healthy” foods we can no longer digest properly because of our compromised digestive systems.
Eliminating those foods and replacing them with delicious and nourishing fresh whole foods that are easy to digest will give your body the welcome respite it needs to detoxify properly.
The effects will be transformative. Nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away and for the first time in your life you will experience what it truly means to feel healthy.
We have watched this miracle happen over and over again.
It’s exciting every time.
You can read some of the personal stories here
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Wednesday March 20th 6PM
Obesity rates in the USA are among the highest in the world.
There is a very good reason for that and it may not be what you think it is.
The diet industry has done a great job of convincing people that they have the answer. They show you pictures of their success stories and suggest that you will have the same results if you pay them money, buy their food and do exactly what they tell you to do.
You are desperate to look and feel better and you are hoping somebody FINALLY has a solution.
You start out with a steely determination. Contrary to popular belief, most dieters I know have incredible amounts of willpower. You willingly subject yourself to all forms of deprivation for weeks at a time. You separate yourself from family, friends and fun while you go into isolation and eat “foods” you wouldn’t feed the dog.
And guess what? You lose weight.
See, the diet does work, right?
I have met far too many people who call that a success story. They pride themselves on how many pounds they lost and indeed it is a testament to their burning desire and incredible self-discipline.
The problem is the victory is short lived.
In no time at all, the world watches as you have gain back all the weight and then some. You are ashamed and embarrassed.
The diet worked, but you failed-again.
What you really need to do is step back and think about that for a minute. The truth is, that really doesn’t make very much sense. The numbers alone will tell you that’s a lie. When over 30% of our population is obese, that is not a personal failing. It is a national epidemic.
It’s time somebody told you the truth.
Your body is not the enemy. It strives every day to keep you healthy and alive in spite of all the stupid things you do to it, BUT- you have to give it what it needs. It will continue to torture you with cravings until you do.
You are here today because your ancestors were able to survive periods of history when we suffered drought and famine. Their bodies adjusted their metabolism to allow them not to perish.
Your body is no different than your ancestors. It doesn’t matter that your mind knows the store is open down the street and you can have all the food you can eat. When you willing deprive yourself of the food your body needs, it will respond by slowing down and working hard to keep you alive.
So what are you supposed to do?
Stop eating artificial sweeteners, chemicals, food dyes, trans fats and processed foods. Eating calories that have no nutritional value may leave you feeling full for a little while, but what you are really doing is starving yourself. You don’t have to be thin to be malnourished.
If you want to have a sustainable weight loss you need to give your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can only be found in fresh whole foods.
Most of nature’s bounty is naturally low in calories so weighing and measuring isn’t necessary. You can fill your plate with a myriad of succulent flavors and textures cooked to please any palate. Change your menu to reflect the seasons and you will have an endless variety to choose from.
Eat the foods that have sustained your family for centuries and your body will reward you with beautiful skin, all day energy, peaceful sleep and a body you will love.
Are you worried about having a heart attack?
You should be.
Heart Disease is the No.1 silent killer disease. Although men are more prone to heart disease than women, it is the most widely recognized cause of death in women.
It is the biggest killer of women over 50.
Heart disease is more fatal in women is because they fail to recognize the symptoms and only seek treatment after serious heart damage has already occurred.
Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms so they can get early intervention.
What are the symptoms you should be concerned about?
Women will usually notice the following when there is an underlying heart disease: profound fatigue, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, pain or discomfort in the neck, shoulder blade or upper back and burning abdominal pain.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you need to see a doctor.
When you go to your doctor, you need to be well informed. If you are a post-menopausal women with high cholesterol, your doctor will almost certainly recommend cholesterol lowering medication or statins.
In fact, taking cholesterol medications could be one of the worst things you can do.
A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that statins increase the risk of getting diabetes by 71 percent in post-menopausal women. Yikes!
Since diabetes is a major cause of heart disease, you are taking a pill to prevent a heart attack that is actually INCREASING the likelihood you are going to have one! (Statins have been proven to prevent second heart attacks, but not first heart attacks.)
Is high cholesterol really the problem?
There is a great deal of research that proves that cholesterol levels alone are a poor indicator of heart disease. Truth is, 50-75% of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol.
So what are the best indicators of heart disease?
- Inflammation. A major study done at Harvard found that people with high levels of a marker called C-reactive protein (CRP) had higher risks of heart disease than people with high cholesterol. Normal cholesterol levels were NOT protective to those with high CRP.
- Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, which can also be referred to as pre-diabetes. This is diagnosed when you have blood sugar imbalances and high levels of insulin.
What does that mean?
It means that the way you eat, how much you exercise and how well you deal with stress is what determines your risk of heart disease.
It means that if you are willing to make some simple lifestyle changes you can prevent at least 90% of all heart disease.
Is there anything you are eating that tastes so good that you are willing to die for it?
The solution is so much simpler than you think.
Don’t worry if you haven’t had much success in the past.
With the right guidance and support you can do anything.
You can CLICK HERE to read some powerful success stories from people just like you.
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We look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s to a healthy heart!
How are you doing with your goal to go on a diet and lose weight?
If you are like most, you have probably already thrown up your hands in despair.
You beat yourself up and quit trying for a little while and then spring comes and you make more promises and start all over again. It’s part of the endless cycle of believing that this time things are going to be different (even though nothing has really changed), and ending up once again, right back where you started.
Well, not really.
If you are a chronic yo-yo dieter who continuously loses weight and then gains it back again, there is a critical health risk you need to be aware of, particularly if you are a postmenopausal woman.
When you’re postmenopausal and overweight, losing weight is a good thing, but gaining back even just a few pounds may actually be detrimental to your cardiovascular health. Studies show that women who regained weight in the year following their weight loss had several cardiometabolic risk factors that were actually WORSE than before they lost the weight.
Simply stated, if you lose weight only to gain it back again, you will have an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
That’s a big price to pay.
Why is that? When postmenopausal women lose weight and gain it back, they regain it mostly in the form of fat, rather than muscle. Replacing muscle with fat not only increases your risk factors, it makes losing weight the next time even harder.
Bottom line, no matter what your age- diets don’t work.
Any fool can teach you how to lose weight; there is no secret to that. There also is no value to it if you are only going to gain it all back again anyway. A diet is only successful when it involves a permanent lifestyle change. Your ability to maintain your weight loss is a far more important than your ability to lose.
How much of your life have you wasted counting calories, starving yourself and feeling deprived, cranky, miserable and exhausted?
Has it ever gotten you what you really wanted?
There is a way of reaching your ideal weight without experiencing any of those things. It is based on what we know to be scientifically true. Your body doesn’t need calories; it needs nutrients. Nutrients can only be found in fresh, whole foods. Nutrients are not found in diet “foods” that are created from chemicals in a laboratory. Take a look on the label of what you are eating and see if you can identify any of the ingredients. If you can’t, you have a problem.
Your body is an amazing creation. Its only function is to help you survive. It knows what it needs to keep you healthy, focused, strong and energized. Never before in the history of our species have we ingested the chemicals, trans fats, food dyes and artificial sweeteners that we are eating today. Your body does not know how to convert this “food” into the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you require. We are suffering the consequences of that in many ways.
When your body is not getting what it needs it sends you warning signals.
We call these warnings symptoms. If you are suffering from constipation, acid reflux, gas, bloating, body aches and pains, sinus headaches, eczema, brain fog and fatigue, you are on a diet that is doomed to fail. Cravings are also a way your body tells you there is something out of balance that needs to be corrected.
If you don’t listen to what your body is telling you, your warnings will only get louder.
Your symptoms will get worse and you will develop more of them until you do something different.
There are lots of things you can do to create a healthy, vibrant future for yourself and your family. It isn’t hard when someone shows you how.
You can start your journey with our FREE 7 day program that will teach you the 7 Life Changing Steps You Can Take to End Dieting Forever.
Just go to www.backtobasicwellness.com and give us your name and email.
We will take care of the rest.
I love thinking of life as a trip and I get to take the great ride.
I’ve taken trips in my life that have been smooth and abundantly rich. But I’ve also taken some trips where flights were agonizingly delayed, luggage was lost and storms wreaked havoc on the beach. The latter were not always bad. Actually, the one where it stormed on my beach getaway week-end was one of the best ever. Watching the ocean from my beachfront window turned out to be exciting. Finding ways to have fun without the boardwalk proved very interesting. The sun came out on the last day and it was a spectacular week-end. So much of the how we enjoy our daily lives has to do with perspective.
A tragedy in my life 35 years ago left me with unthinkable sorrow and pain.
However, out of the worst event of my life came a change of heart and mind that has been a great gift to me ever since. The gift was an incredible appreciation for life’s moments – each and every one of them.
You don’t have to face tragedy to have a paradigm shift occur. You can make that happen on your own.
We often blame other people and situations in life for feeling unhappy.
Maybe your boss is making unrealistic demands or your spouse is arguing with your every word. Those may be real facts that are dragging you down. How we react and handle a situation can be the difference between joy and aggravation. You don’t have to accept any situation in life that you have the power to change. If you can’t change the circumstances, you can change how you react, behave or how you perceive it.
Life can be very hectic, chaotic and downright messy – far from perfect.
Most of us think we would like things to be perfect, to have guarantees that we are making the right decisions and that things will turn out as we planned. If there is anything I’ve learned in my many years on this earth, it’s that my plans are usually far less effective than what the Universe had in store for me. If we do the footwork and let go of the worry and fear – amazing things seem to happen.
Look what happened for me.
I was working long days in a corporate job, attending school to become a nutrition coach and trying to start a business. I was really frantic at one point wondering how I would ever be able to quit my corporate job to pursue this new career. I had an idea that if I could cook healthy meals for someone I would be able to transition from my job to my new career. It was exactly one month later that I an ad appeared for a personal chef position for a celebrity client. I answered the ad – got the job – left Corporate America and changed my life.
Happiness is right here, right now for every one of us.
We only need to be willing to grab hold of it. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year from your Digestive Divas. We hope to expand our Back to Basic Wellness community this year so that people all around the globe can enjoy the gift of a healthy life.