Over the next 3 weeks, I will give you 6 tips for what I have found to be extremely helpful for my clients on their health and wellness path. These tips are crucial to help you maintain a healthy weight, but will also help you with your general health.
1. Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Your House
In Dr. Mark Hyman’s book, UltraMetabolism, he explains that 63 scientific studies have explored the link between chemical toxins and obesity. In these studies, researchers found that “toxins”, specifically pesticides and PCBs, interfere with many aspects of metabolism including disrupting hormone levels, blocking thyroid receptors, stressing liver function, and damaging mitochondria and their ability to burn calories after weight loss. Toxins may also damage hormone signals, affecting our very important hormone leptin – which is responsible for telling your brain that you’re full!”*
Minimize your exposure to toxins in every way possible:
- Replace toxic cleaning, laundry, and body care products with environmentally friendly ones, not only for weight loss, but also to help in the prevention of cancer. For information on what products we use at the studio, contact us at: [email protected]
- Eat organic as often as possible (especially the “dirty dozen”, the top 12 produce items that have the most pesticides when not organic – get the list here: http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214)
- Drink filtered water
- Keep houseplants
- Use air filters
Get rid of toxins by sweating
- Whether you exercise or use a sauna to break a sweat, toxins are excreted through the skin, so get to sweating!
Eat foods that help you detoxify
- Some of these include: Beets, Sea Vegetables (such as Kelp), Artichokes, Green tea, Garlic, Avocados, Asparagus, Green Leafy Veggies, and Lemons
Eliminate regularly (this is where the fiber comes in!)
- One to two bowel movements a day is essential for getting waste out of the body.
2. Take an Omega-3 supplement
Omega-3s are called ‘essential’ because we need them for proper health—much like vitamins and minerals—but our bodies can‘t produce them. We must get them through diet or supplementation. DHA is central to brain, eye, and nervous system health. It’s especially critical to prenatal mothers for the healthy development of the fetus. EPA helps maintain healthy inflammation levels to support healthy individuals, which makes it important for your joint and heart health. Be sure to get both EPA and DHA in your Omega supplement.
In a recent study in Stockholm, there was evidence that Omega-3 supplements can cross the blood-brain barrier and could potentially fight Alzheimers. Omega-3 is essential for Brain and Heart health, lubricates joints, decreases inflammation, protects vision, fights cholesterol (by boosting levels of HDL – your good cholesterol and helps clear your arteries), attacks acne, and can even fight wrinkles (by plumping the 3rd layer of your skin)
Omega Creme Delight has 1080 mg of EPA and DHA – ask us how to get yours.
Check in next week for 2 more tips!