By now you may have read all about the new celebrity trend: intermittent fasting. If you’re looking to be shredded like Terry Crews or straight up beastly like the Wolverine, I suggest you learn more about how intermittent fasting has helped these celebrities get in tip-top shape. For myself, I’ve always been a petite female, whose blessed high metabolism allowed me to always eat what I want and never gain a pound. As I’ve hit my 30’s however, my metabolism slowed WAY down, and I’ve had to reevaluate my body chemistry and my love of carbs and sweets.
According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and most professionals would agree that high cholesterol is the leading cause. However, contrary to popular misconception, while there may be an association between high cholesterol and heart disease, this does NOT mean that high cholesterol causes heart disease.
Have you grown tired of that same New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Have you tried every diet out there? From bland cabbage soup to blending and juicing your whole meal, to eating baby food, nothing has worked. That’s because each of these ill-advised programs center around a very low calorie diet that can help you shed weight quickly, but that weight is not necessarily the hard to burn fat that you are really trying to target. Instead, you will be losing water weight, lean muscle mass, and some normal fat.
Regardless of what most health industry experts will tell you, I maintain that one of the healthiest meals you could serve is a reverse seared, grass-fed organic ribeye beef steak. In fact, I would even recommend you eat it every day if you wanted to.
While mainstream health professionals such as doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians recommend eating several small meals throughout the day, scientific studies reveal that limiting yourself to eating two or three large meals is the key to healthy living and maintaining a healthy weight.
Many health professionals including doctors, dieticians and nutritionists recommend that you eat multiple small meals throughout the day, rather than two or three large meals. This all too common dietary suggestion is intended to help you “boost your metabolism” and ultimately help you to lose weight. These same misguided (but well-meaning) doctors, dieticians and nutritionists will most likely also suggest you follow a low fat, high carbohydrate diet. These two popular dietary recommendations are a terrible mistake and can be detrimental to not only your waist line, but to your health as well! The notion that eating several small meals (or snacks) throughout the day will “boost your metabolism” is completely unfounded, with no science supporting it.
You are undoubtedly aware that the foods you choose to buy and consume are paramount to being healthy and disease free. You are probably confused about what is “good” what is “bad” and you may feel that your options are limited. You have, of course, been bombarded with countless opinions and ever conflicting information on what is the “healthy” alternative.
The importance of bowel health has been known since antiquity. In fact, almost every traditional healing system has stressed the importance of bowel health as a prerequisite to overall health. Recently, modern science is finally catching on to this important concept. Numerous scientific studies are revealing just how important your bowel health is. Probiotics (living organisms) and prebiotics (food for the living organisms) are being recognized as important nutritional strategies for optimizing bowel flora and decreasing diseases related to abnormal bowel flora (dysbiosis).
With every blog article, I am always discussing the dangers of sugar and the dire effects on your body. But alas, we are human and want to enjoy a flavorful treat once in a while. Below, is a recipe for mini coconut sour cream cheesecakes which is kitchen tested and doctor approved!