Thursday, August 8, 2013

Green Coffee Extract for Weight Loss

Green Coffee
Dr.  Josh Axe

Green Coffee Extract can help you lose weight in a Flash!  The powerful benefits of green coffee extract are now well publicized, thanks to Dr. Oz, who featured the super bean on the his show.  He extolled the virtues of this superfood as a weight loss aid and natural fat burner.   

In a controlled study published in the Journal of Metabolic Syndrome 2012, humans taking this new compound lost 17 pounds over a 22-week period compared to less than 2 pounds in the placebo group. 

Different than other weight loss studies that mandate at least some moderation in food intake, these study participants did not alter their diet in any way.  The compound in Green Coffee that supports weight loss is called chlorogenic acid.  This new compound has shown better weight loss results than any hormone or drug in medical history!

In another study participants who took green coffee extract saw their post meal glucose drop by 32%.  This is vital for reducing the amount of body fat  that is stored and helps reduce insulin which can help balance out blood sugar levels.  Reducing insulin spikes is critical for those who have diabetes or for anyone trying to increase their energy and burn fat.

Even if you don’t need to lose weight, Green Coffee is very beneficial as it contains antioxidants that protect your body against free radical damage.

Green Coffee Beans have been used for hundreds of years for their health benefits and also to boost energy levels.

Green Coffee works in 4 Fantastic ways:

  • First, it increases insulin sensitivity.
  • Second, it balances the hormone Leptin which signals your brain to burn fat.
  • Third, it decreases the amount of blood glucose that turns into fat.
  • Fourth, enhances metabolism which promotes fat loss

So for super weight loss results, find a high quality green coffee extract. 

I personally get my green coffee daily by taking AdaptGen by Beyond Organic. 
It also contains adaptogen cortisol lowering compounds of Ashwagandha and Rhodiola that also have tremendous long-term fat burning benefits.

Mold - Test Kits and Thieves Essential Oil

Hello friends,

Are you dealing with candida or a suspected fungal issue?
If you have/had chronic sinus issues, have/had toenail fungus, jock itch, ring worm, vaginal infections, or if you ever took antibiotics then you may be dealing with fungus! (That's probably all of us!)

If your health issues aren't responding to a clean diet, and you have removed inflammatory foods like grains and pasteurized dairy then maybe it is time to look for deeper issues like toxins.
Toxins can come from our home/work/school, our mercury amalgam fillings, our water supply, our food, our cleaning products, our personal care products and even from the bad bacteria and fungus that reside in our bodies.

Doug Kaufman is a leading expert on the issue of fungus and I encourage you to read his books, watch his tv show and look at the content on his web page.

It is very important to test your home (work/school?) for mold - even a new home can have mold! Sick Building?
We can be working very hard with diet and supplements but if hidden mold is in your home, our efforts will fall short.

You will feel like you are doing everything right but not getting better.

More general information about mold.

I have found a decent at-home mold test kit.
It is one Doug Kaufman from Know the Cause recommends:
  • An easy and reliable DIY mold test kit to confirm or rule out mold and identify the mold spore types including black mold and toxic mold.
  • $10 + shipping

    Why You Should Care About Mold in the grain supply
    Doug Kaufman mentions Beyond Organic founder Jordan Rubin and the work he is doing to fight contaminated food.
    • He believes 1 in 2 people are wrongly diagnosed with big diseases that are often fungal related
    • Our grain supply is contaminated with mold.
    • Kaufman mentions Jordan Rubin and Beyond Organic in the video above: "Here is a man that is putting the soil back into good condition out in Missouri. He is rotating crops. He is doing everything the Biblical way and the foods are absolutely unbelievable... The (conventionally raised) animals eat the grains. Greed and money has taken over the food industry. If you grow tainted fast food, and you don't care about the nutritional content at all, it will make we the people sick. That industry feeds right into medicine."

    I know that you all care about the food supply and when I am reminded of how the animals are being fed an unnatural diet - we can't be healthy if we rely on the food coming from factories and factory-farmed animals.
    Are you interested in knowing more about how you can offset some costs associated with obtaining grass-fed meat and pasture raised A2 dairy?
    I will be having an informational meeting 8/19 @ 7pm to talk about the food supply and how to become a Beyond Organic mission marketer member to take a stand against Big Food and help offset the costs of Real Food. We will also be tasting some of the delicious foods.
    If this is ringing your bell, let me know and I'll give you the details.

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    Erin Chamerlik,The Real Food Revivalist!

    Get Better Wellness, Inc.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Weight Plateau

    I was asked a question about weight plateau.
      Weight plateau. 

    Especially frustrating for those who have identified food sensitivities, cleaned up the diet and have exercise routines established. 

    The two things that may be at play, STRESS and Toxicity! 

    If this weight plateau thing has a hold on you, I'll include some information below.

    This is only valid today, 080713 (maybe tomorrow if I work some magic) at the latest and orders need to be done via a special form as it was only for our group (you, my readers, too!) and not an on-line special.  

    Here's the story: The Vicious Cycle

    Stress and Toxicity (The Vicious Cycle) may be behind the plateau or reason you aren't getting better.

    You may want to look into adapotgenic herbs and detoxing your body with bentonite clay

    Comprehensive product duo: AdaptGen and Terra Firma from Beyond Organic.

    The short story:
    • Adaptogenic herbs (ashwaganda, rhodiola)
    • Probiotics and prebiotics
    • Plus a daily detox supplement of cleansing clay and minerals
    • Green coffee extract for better use of your "fuel" and fat burning
    I will copy my notes below if this sounds interesting to you.

    Read through the info and we can talk if you want to know more. 224-788-3010.
    I'm sorry to sound like a commercial, but this may be a great fit for you! I'll attach the form from last night if you want to see the special pricing. It isn't available on-line, and is only good today.

    I think this is a game changer for people stuck with their weight.
    For people who have addressed their food sensitivities and have been eating a clean diet, but are still stuck - I think the issue is often
    one of stress and toxicity.

    Stress creates extra cortisol.
    Extra cortisol = belly fat

    Getting more good bacteria in your body is very important to improving overall health

    Toxicity - The Gut is the first place to address

    • God created organs like liver and gut to handle toxins
    • Most people have an overload of toxins in their body
    • We are exposed to so many toxins that overload the body and cause health issues
      1. Fatigue
      2. Candida
      3. Adrenal fatigue
      4. Decreased metabolism
      5. Mood
      6. Skin issues and blemishes, acne, eczema, rosacea
      7. Difficulty sleeping
      8. Digestive issues

    Terra Firma means "Earth cleansing elements"
    • Not isolates
    • Whole foods
    • 4 main things in Terra Firma
    • Builds up good bacteria in body
    • Removes toxins
      1. Volcanic mineral clay, bentonite. Toxin magnet, binds heavy metals, environmental toxins, mold/fungus to pull them out
      2. Shilajit Contains 80 charged minerals with cleansing properties,
        1. cleanse cellular/colon, copper, zinc, magnesium,
      3. Prebiotic
        1. Helps probiotic grow and proliferate
        2. Take a prebiotic, increases effectiveness of probiotic
        3. Kill off bad bacteria in gut and promote growth of good
      4. 3 Species of probiotics
        1. Most in store contain probiotics that aren't heat resistant
        2. 3 strains that don't die under heat are used
        3. B subtilis, 
          1. Bolster immune system
        4. B coagulans,
          1. Powerful for nutrient absorption
        5. S boulardii
          1. Intestinal cell growth and repair leaky gut

    AdaptGen - second step to break the viscous cycle
    Stress can wreak havoc on health
    • High blood pressure for example or stubborn weight
    • until you deal with the stress, often can't get blood pressure or health issues fixed
    • Stress can increase cortisol, causes you to age faster
    Leads to:
    Adrenal Fatigue
    • Up to 80% Americans struggle with this at some time in their life
    Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
    • Tension in neck and shoulder
    • Sleep issues
    • Emotional ups and downs
    • Cravings for sweets
    • Slow metabolism
    • Emotional and environmental stress

    Adaptogenic Herbs
    • Lower body stress response
    • Helps body adapt and feel better with stress
    • Work with your body
    • Support your body in the area of need
    • Growing in popularity
    1. Green Coffee Extract, a Fat burning supplement
      1. Chlorogenic acid supports metabolism
      2. Glucose management, lowers post-meal blood sugar spikes 30%
      3. #1 weight loss supplement
      4. Other companies use a highly processed form
      5. Beyond Organic uses the one used in clinical studies and in the raw form
      6. AdaptGen uses raw green coffee extract, 400mg in 2 caps
      7. Burn fat more immediately
    2. Ashwaganda
      1. Enhance energy
      2. Reduce fatigue
      3. Promote restful sleep
      4. Reduce cortisol
      5. Support DHEA
        1. Anti-aging supplement
        2. Your body will stop producing DHEA if you take supplements
        3. Helps your body naturally produce more DHEA
      6. The #1 Adaptogenic Herb - Superstar
      7. Supports thyroid health
    3. Rhodiola Rosea
      1. Over time helps body burn more body fat
      2. Increases the conversion of fat to energy
        1. Helps body burn fat as energy
      3. Reduce stress on the brain within 30 minutes
      4. Protect brain from oxidation
      5. Useful in exercise induce
        1. Anti-inflammatory effects after exercise
        2. Endurance and rapid recovery of muscles
        3. More economic expenditure of energy
        4. Helps body burn fat for energy
        5. Reduce lactic acid in muscles
        6. Increased time to exhaustion in exercise.

    Terra Firma & AdaptGen - Powerful Duo to help with weight plateau or health issues that aren't resolving due to stress and toxicity.

    Adaptogenic herbs don't work like medications. They work with your body bringing balance.

    Questions? Erin Chamerlik


    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Don't Eat These Pickles - Make Your Own!

    The HuffPost Dill Pickle taste test says Claussen Kosher Dill Spears are the best pickles for taste.

    Great for taste but it


    Riva Greenberg wrote, "FoodFacts reviews more than 100,000 popular packaged, non-packaged and fast foods and 20,000 ingredients. Each product or food is graded from a head-of-the-class "A" to a failing "F" based on the quality of ingredients andwhether a food offers any nutritional value."

    Claussen's great tasting Kosher Dills are, to be polite, cucumbers taking a nasty bath.

    Cucumber, water, vinegar, salt, turmeric, peppers (refined salt, processed vinegar, and tap water aren't too scary).

    The rest of the ingredients are what makes up the Pickle Nasty Bath.

    Sodium benzoate - Preservative, may cause
    • Hives
    • Asthma and allergic reactions
    • Adverse affect on behavior, especially with ADHD children
    Natural flavor - unknown source
    Polysorbate 80 - Emulsifier
    • Probably made from GMO Corn
    • Can cause digestive upset
    Oleoresin - extractions
    • Chemicals like hexane and acetone are require to extract oleoresin
    Calcium chloride curing agent, mineral salt

    There are a few good brands out there like Bubbies

    Available at Whole Foods in the produce section.

    For the best tasting, gut-healing pickles, make your own pickles that are raw and lactofermented. 

    Make your own fabulous pickles and enjoy a delicious way to add amazing probiotics, vitamins and enzymes to your body.

    Lactofermented foods are more nutritious than the vegetables that you started with.

    It is called lactofermentation, making pickles and sauerkraut the old fashioned way, without vinegar.

    You can use pickling cucumbers or even regular cucumbers.

    I follow Nourishing Traditions cookbook, sort of.

    Easy Recipe for
    Lactofermented Cucumbers

    Fit whole or sliced cucumbers into a mason jar.

    Add a bottle of Suero Gold* cultured whey to the jar (you can also use 4 Tbs of whey, the yellow liquid on the top of an organic whole milk yogurt).

    Add 2 Tbs fresh dill, garlic cloves and 1 Tbs Real salt.

    Fill the rest of the jar with pure, filtered water, leaving 1 inch space at the top of the jar.

    Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 5-7 days before transferring to cold storage.

    Eat a little lactofermented cucumbers with every meal. The beneficial organisms produced promote healthy digestion.

    *Pick up the  Suero Gold cleanse and you'll have some whey to ferment veggies. With the left over 17 bottles, why not do a 3-day cleanse? 

    Real Food heals.

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Toxic Tacos

    Are You Making Toxic Tacos?
    General Mills owns Betty Crocker who owns Old El Paso.
    In the ever important goal of longer shelf life and cheaper ingredients, Old El Paso is now sporting lots of toxic chemicals and genetically modified ingredients.
    You'll want to use my recipe below to make your own batch of taco seasoning.
    Which Toxic Ingredients?
    AVOID corn anything and stuff made from corn. In this case:
    • maltodextrin,
    • corn starch, and
    • yellow corn flower.
    It is most likely coming from genetically modified corn.
    This is doing a number on your gut.
    Can't figure out your gut pain and issues?
    Beside eliminating gluten/grains and pasteurized dairy, pull out toxic bt corn.
    Here's a list of corn ingredients.
    Unless the label on the package says "organic" or "non-GMO" then we must assume it is from genetically modified corn.
    Monsanto's genetically modified Bt corn was genetically engineered to contain Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt. Bt is a bacteria that kills rootworm larvae and other bugs. The stomach of the insect actually explodes, killing the bug.
    This was all done to increase crop yeild - so more money could be made.
    In humans we are seeing gut issues as well.
    "GE organisms actually become part of the bacteria in our digestive tracts and reproduce continuously inside us."
    Our food supply is being changed.
    Damaged. Decimated. Killed. Destroyed.
    Your digestive system is also being decimated by Monsanto's Bt corn.
    Americans regularly eat Bt corn products because it is found in almost all processed food, sugary drinks, restaurant food, school lunch food, frozen food, baked goods and more.
    If the label doesn't clearly state "non GMO corn" or "organic corn" then ask the manufacturer. 
    Avoid corn in every form, unless it is organic.  Did you know...
    What's wrong with GMO ingredients like Bt corn?
    Dr Mercola reported a connection to 20 adverse health effects, including birth defects, infertility and cancer. He also shared many other scary GMO facts:
    Children of workers on soybean farms sprayed with Roundup have shown a 70-fold increase in birth defects. Laboratory animals fed Roundup Ready soy develop serious reproductive disorders, including
    • sperm damage, uterine damage, and testicular changes. In one study, half of the baby rats whose mothers were fed GE soy died within three weeks. The babies were also smaller and infertile. In a study yet to be published, rat testicles turned blue, and by the third generation, the rats were sterile. Some even had hair growing inside their mouths!
    It is time to take back our food!
    Eat Real Food being grown naturally. Cattle grazing on grass, not GMO corn and soy.
    I support the beef and dairy coming from 9000 certified organic acres in MO as being raised the right way by Beyond Organic.
    We'll ship it to your door so that you can enjoy grass-fed beef roast, sausage, beef hot dogs, jerky, summer sausage and organic, aged artisnal cheese.
    More info here on the products and the business.
    Corn-Free Taco Seasoning Mix
    • 1/3 cup chili powder
    • 2 Tbs cumin
    • 4 tsp crushed red pepper

    • 1 Tbs oregano
    • 4 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp onion powder
    • 2 tsp Real Salt

    1. Combine and store in a cool, dry place.
    2. To use, sauté an onion in oil, add one pound of ground beef and cook until brown. Drain. Add 1/2 - 1 Tbs. of taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
    Makes enough for 6 or more batches of tacos.
    Skip the corn shells, and use the taco meat on salad greens. Top with guacamole!

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Better than Sugar?

    Is High Fructose Corn Syrup just "corn sugar"

     The USDA says:


    High-Fructose Corn Syrup Production and Prices

    High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of several products--along with glucose, dextrose, corn starch, ethanol, and other products--derived from the wet milling of corn.  

    U.S. corn refiners produce high fructose corn syrup by 
    1. first converting corn starch to a syrup that is nearly all dextrose. 
    2. Enzymes isomerize the dextrose to produce a 42-percent fructose syrup called HFCS-42. 
    3. By passing HFCS-42 through an ion-exchange column that retains fructose, corn refiners draw off 90-percent HFCS and blend it with HFCS-42 to make a third syrup, HFCS-55.
    Demand for HFCS is driven by demand for products that use the syrups as inputs. For HFCS-55, the major use is in the beverage industry, which demands over 90 percent of total domestic deliveries.
    Major food users of HFCS-42 include the
    • beverage industry (41 percent), 
    • processed food manufacturers (22 percent), 
    • cereal and bakery producers (14 percent), 
    • multiple-use food manufacturers (12 percent), 
    • the dairy industry (9 percent), and the 
    • confectionery industry (1 percent). 
    Growth in these sectors has typically accounted for growing sales of HFCS-55 and HFCS-42. Supersweet HFCS-90 is used in natural and "light" foods where very little is needed to provide sweetness.

    Domestic production of HFCS increased from 2.2 million short tons in 1980 to an average of 9.2 million tons, dry weight, during the 2000s as HFCS replaced more expensively priced sugar in a variety of uses. In 1997, corn used to produce HFCS broke through the 500-million bushel level. It is estimated that, in the 2000s, about 511 million bushels of corn, or about 4.7 percent of the total U.S. corn crop, has been be used to produce HFCS.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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