Life is Good:) I’m away for a 4 day Nutritional Therapy Weekend – so actually, I’m in heaven. Especially since I’m a Group Leader this year and not a student this time (much less stress). Four days of talk about physiology, food, and the effects different nutrients have on the body. That said, I’m also in a hotel – with NO kitchen, for 4 days. So how will I eat? Just fine. I started compiling my list of “what to bring” on Saturday, when I got home from the beach. I don’t really like to eat out often, and I haven’t for years, so packing is second nature by now. Just like I did on vacation, I’ll be posting my food (What I Eat page) and workouts each day I’m here.
Before I do that though, I wanted to pass on some Power Information to help you have a healthy weekend.
1. As of today, 80% of Americans will die from a Chronic Disease. Almost ALL chronic disease is PREVENTABLE thru diet and lifestyle choices. Despite Advertising to the contrary, Chronic Disease is NOT due to lack of Pharmacuticals. The MainStream recommendations of eat less fat/less calories, exercise a ton, and load up on the grains is CONTRIBUTING TO/CAUSING CHRONIC DISEASE. Don’t Do It!!
2. Feeling stressed? Adrenal glands shot? The best fuel for adrenal glands is ANIMAL FATS. Why? They’re LOADED with fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K, and minerals, that are ONLY viable WITH FAT. (Plus, EVERY SINGLE CELL IN YOUR BODY has a membrane MADE OF FATS, mostly saturated fats because they’re structurally the most stable.) That means the nutrients are USED to both replenish the cells of the adrenal glands, and the glands have those nutrients available to make their hormones(your stress hormones and your sex hormones). You need these hormones to deal with the ups and downs of life.
3. Sugar Suppresses the Immune System for up to 24 Hours. Consumption halts white blood cell action, suppresses antibody action on foreign objects, and the transport of Vitamin C is interfered with. This applies to you, and your children. Dealing with chronic sickness? Constant throat, ear, nose, bladder, etc infections? Cut out the sugars and grains (THEY’RE BOTH BROKEN DOWN TO GLUCOSE IN THE BODY) for a week and see what happens.
4. Have you ever heard of Podcasts? These are radio-shows that you can listen to over your computer or smartphone, in your house, or on the move. There are Doctors and Scientists putting out a WEALTH of FREE information that YOU should be using to buff up your own health, or the health of your loved ones. You can listen in the kitchen while you’re cooking, on your ipod while you’re walking or working out, or in your car commuting. There’s hundreds of FANTASTIC sites to choose from. A couple of my favorites are: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/, which probably has more shows than any site out there and the facilitator, Jimmy Moore is an excellent host; and the Dr. Lo show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drloradio. Honestly, you want ammunition to live a healthier, happier life? Start filling your head with how to do it. Make it a priority!
5. Interested in the Nutritional Therapy School, or becoming a Nutritional Therapist? I can vouch that it’s a fantastic program! Here’s their site, and a little bit of their philosophy: http://nutritionaltherapy.com/:
“NTA’s Nutritional Therapists address nutrition from a holistic perspective. The NTA trainings offer a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. The Nutritional Therapy Association is founded on the beliefs of such nutritional pioneering greats as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.
NTA’s philosophy is that the myriad of health problems plaguing modern society result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition. As an educational organization, NTA is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet on their patients and clients. Throughout our seminars, students access a wide range of educational tools and techniques that help identify and correct nutritional imbalances.”
I’m off to workout before class starts. I’ll be posting my workouts after I do them, but I’m thinking cardio/legs, cardio/bi’s today.