Do you know why your cholesterol is elevated?

Here are a few reasons that your cholesterol could be high.

Are you stressed out?

You could be inflamed from the inflammatory foods you are consuming like gluten and dairy,sugar, corn, soy, things like that?

Too many carbohydrates that is causing you to be insulin resistant?

You are NOT medication deprived and need to be put on a statin drug.  That is only going to block the pathway from it working correctly.

We recommend eating good healthy fats at every meal to help with cholesterol, have a few teaspoons at every meal, ie coconut oil, kerry gold butter, avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, MCT oil.  Fat is not going to elevated your cholesterol, your stress, and bad junk food eating habits will.

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Need a fat burning supplement?

Ever heard of MCT oil, well, it stands for medium chain triglycerides.  It is what is found in butter and coconut oil.  It gets used differently in the body than your olive oil or sunflower oil, vegetable oil, etc.  It can help suppress your appetite, speed up your metabolism, and help aid in weight loss.  Sounds great.  Typically, you will want to start with about 1 teaspoon a day, then if no GI upset or diarrhea, you may increase to 2 teaspoons a day.  You can just pour it on your food. Goal would be to strive for 3 tablespoons a day, 1 tablespoon at every meal.  Too much too soon may cause some loose stool. So add it in slowly to your daily food intake.  You can even mix it well in your morning coffee.

Protocol for Life Balance - Pure MCT Oil - 16 fl. oz (473 ml)

Are you Magnesium Deficient?

As much as 80% of the population is magnesium deficient?  Are you sleep deprived,  get leg cramps, headaches, crave chocolate, muscle spasms or twitching?  Well, you might be deficient.  There are different types of magnesium.  Citrate is the least absorbed, so you would need a higher dose.

We use a lot of magnesium glycinate for sleep deprivation.  There is another neat one that is magnesium threonate.  This type of magnesium actually -crosses the blood-brain barrier and can get you out of that magnesium deficiency quicker.  It can help someone fall asleep and also help to stay asleep to keep you from tossing and turning all night long.

So, the dose is about 2 grams roughly 30 minutes prior to sleeping or at bedtime.  Give it a try, it may be well worth the pill.  This is what we use in our office.

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(Blue) Blueberry-Lavender Yogurt Pops

This one has summer written all over it!  Cooking Light (cookinglight.com) uses sugar, but a sugar substitute such as stevia can be used for a sugar-free version! Let me know what you think!

Blue and purple hued fruits and veggies are great antioxidants that help fight aging and cancer!

Directions

Step 1

Place berries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally and pressing to break up berries, until juices release completely, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.

Step 2

Meanwhile, place honey, 1/3 cup water, lavender, and rind in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Pour through a fine sieve; discard solids. Cool completely.

Step 3

Stir together lavender syrup and yogurt in a bowl. Spoon yogurt mixture and blueberry mixture alternately into 10 (3-ounce) ice-pop molds, beginning and ending with yogurt mixture. Swirl gently. Freeze until solid, 4 hours or overnight.

(Green) Goddess Hummus

Another recipe from Cookie+Kate, seriously you need to go to their website (cookieandkate.com) for more amazing recipes! This Green Goddess Hummus will leave you feeling like… a goddess. Perfect for dipping veggies in!

Green is great for detoxifying, liver function, cell and lung health, and helping your immune system!

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon’s worth)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
  • ½ cup roughly chopped, loosely packed fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped, loosely packed fresh tarragon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • One (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water, optional
  • Garnish with extra olive oil and a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, you’ll whip the tahini and lemon juice together to make them ultra smooth and creamy. Combine the tahini and lemon juice in the bowl of your food processor (a smaller food processor will be better suited to the job) or high-powered blender (i.e. Vitamix or Blendtec). Process for about 1 ½ minutes, pausing to scrape down the bowl of your processor as necessary.
  2. Add the olive oil, parsley, tarragon, chives, chopped garlic and salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice mixture. Process for about 1 minute, pausing to scrape down the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining chickpeas and process for until the hummus is thick and quite smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes more.
  4. If your hummus is too thick or hasn’t yet blended into creamy oblivion, run the food processor while drizzling in 1 to 2 tablespoons water, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Scrape the hummus into a small serving bowl. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with additional chopped herbs.
  6. Store hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.

(Yellow) Fresh Mango Salsa

This recipe, from Cookie+Kate (Cookieandkate.com), might be my favorite with how bright and tasty it is! Yellow fruits and veggies are great for vision, digestion, and your immune system!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe mangos, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced (about ¼ cup lime juice)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a serving bowl, combine the prepared mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Drizzle with the juice of one lime and mix well. Season to taste with salt. For best flavor, let the salsa rest for 10 minutes or longer.

COME ONE, COME ALL

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INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CLIENT, THEN YOU WILL  EARN A *$10 CREDIT* TOWARDS A FUTURE VISIT IF YOU REFER A NEW CLIENT. 

*(the  new clients package must be paid in full before you can earn the credit)

Bring a friend! Find out more about us, what we do, and how we can help you.

Join us June 26th, 2018 at 4p.m. 

Choose between one of two lectures: 4pm and 4:45pm.

Plus get a FREE chair massage!
 Must call Brighton chamber to register: 810-227-5086

The Brighton Chamber is co-hosting our event!  SO, it should be fun and eductational!

(Orange) Roasted Carrots with Chimichurri

I love love love roasted carrots, and this recipe from www.marthastewart.com is amazing! Orange colored foods are great for preventing cancer and promoting collagen growth! Eat up!

The earthy sweetness of carrots goes well with zesty chimichurri, a traditional Argentinean herb sauce.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. 1. To make chimichurri, stir together parsley, cilantro, chives, garlic, oil, and vinegar. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. 2. Roast carrots about 30 minutes.