Complete Guide To A Plant-Based Life

Take the Plunge! Switch to a Plant-Based Diet by Micaela Cook Karlsen
Complete Guide To A Plant-Based Life - Take the Plunge! Switch to a Plant-Based Diet by Micaela Cook Karlsen

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: AMACOM (July 12, 2016)
Language: English

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I keep hearing on social media, television, and on the internet about the fact that switching to a plant-based diet is healthier for us, can get rid of leaky gut syndrome, and can reduce disease (or the risk of certain diseases) among other benefits. As with most such topics, Googling terms like “healthier eating”, “plant-based diet” or other similar keywords will return results that, quite frankly, just boggle my mind. It’s total information overload.

A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body by Micaela Cook Karlsen appealed to me not only because of the fantastic and colorful cover art but also because reading the synopsis of what the book contains it seemed to be a single source of information that would discuss the topic in a fairly complete manner.
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Support Kids’ Digestive Health

Zahler Kidophilus Plus Probiotic

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Advanced Nutrition by Zahler has got me thinking about something that has escaped my attention as a Mom — cue Mom guilt. There is a lot of information out there regarding the importance of probiotics to support a healthy digestive system for adults who may be suffering from issues such as gas, bloating and leaky gut syndrome.

But, how many moms (even those who are considered SuperMoms) have thought about our children’s digestive systems at all, much less in terms of good bacteria vs. bad bacteria or leaky gut syndrome? I’m no SuperMom, but this isn’t something that I’ve ever considered even though I’ve always tried to provide multivitamins for my children to help them get the vitamins and minerals they need to be healthy. Continue Reading

The Amazing Benefits of Magnesium

The Amazing Benefits of Magnesium

The Amazing Benefits of Magnesium

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This year, my neurologist introduced me to the incredible benefits of Magnesium. This powerful supplement has been life-altering for our family. The benefits are remarkable; you won’t believe all of the amazing things that Magnesium can do! Did you know that Magnesium is responsible for 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and helps regulate serotonin? It significantly supports the health of our Nervous System.

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Hop On The Coconut Oil Train

Skinny & Co Coconut Oil and Body Butter

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People everywhere are talking about the newest health craze — coconut oil. In fact, there is so much talk about it that it can be hard to take it all in and know where exactly to start learning about and incorporating this product into your life. Skinny & Co.™ 100% Raw Coconut Oil is an amazing product!

Skinny & Company™ has made my personal introduction to the subject of introducing coconut oil into my daily routine pretty easy. There is a lot of helpful information about coconut oil and its benefits available on the company’s website in both written and video form. Definitely worth a look if you are at all interested! Continue Reading

A Protein Drink For Your Sweet Tooth

WelleCo Super Elixir Nourishing Protein Travel Set

A Protein Drink For Your Sweet Tooth - WelleCo Super Elixir Nourishing Protein Drink

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WelleCo was envisioned by supermodel, Elle MacPherson, who struggled with flagging energy due to unbalanced body pH even though she lives a very healthy lifestyle. She partnered with two other women, Andrea Bux and Dr. Simone Laubscher, to create a product line to offer a healthy and easy-to-use product to support a balanced body pH and provide other essential nutrients for those who wish to live a healthier life.

WelleCo’s Super Elixir™ Nourishing Protein is a whey-free, plant-based protein drink mix designed to complement their Alkalising Greens programme. It contains all nine essential amino acids, nutrients to balance blood-sugar levels, fibre, stress-fighting B-vitamins and more. Raw Peruvian Cacao gives it a delicious chocolate taste. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Sports Bra

SheFit Workout Bra
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Looking for the perfect workout bra for your body type? Workout apparel selection is often a very daunting task for me as it can be difficult to find clothing and undergarments that work for your body without bunching, moving around or otherwise distracting you from the task at hand…getting fit! SheFit® has developed a workout bra for us ladies that stays put, gives us the coverage we need and is, most importantly, comfortable! Continue Reading

Become A Fat-Burning Machine

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Become A Fat-Burning Machine

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Regan Arts.; 1 edition (December 29, 2015)
Language: English

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Have you found yourself gaining weight (even just a few pounds) year after year, despite trying to live an active lifestyle? Do you crave sugar and other snacks to the point that it feels like you can’t control your cravings? Are you experiencing increasingly aggravating issues with your digestive system? Pick up a copy of Become A Fat-Burning Machine: The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland (with Gale Bernhardt) and give the pages a perusal and you may find your life described within.

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A New Way To Understand Addiction

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A New Way To Understand Addiction - Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Wya of Understanding Addiction by Maia Szalavitz

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 5, 2016)
Language: English

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“Szalavitz is one of the bravest, smartest writers about addiction anywhere. Everything she writes should be read carefully — I guarantee you’ll have a lot to think about.” — Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream

Addiction (no matter which form it takes) is something that is everywhere around us. No matter who you are or where you live, chances are that you know someone who struggles with some sort of addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling or other substances or behaviors, even if it’s a silent struggle that no one else other than the person suffering through it knows about.

I found it to be an interesting perspective, as proposed by author, Maia Szalavitz in her new book Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, that addiction is not something that is medically or psychologically based but a learning disorder (one more like autism, ADHD or dyslexia than cancer or Alzheimer’s). The more I think about it, I feel that this may be the best way to look at the issue.

Consider this, humans are a species that is in constant evolution. We are constantly learning, processing, making inferences and drawing conclusions from new information with which we are presented on a daily basis. From the moment we draw our first breath until we gasp our last we are learning, adapting and changing. Continue Reading