Written by Connie Rogers
Do You Suffer With Low Energy or Burnout?
Stimulants are attractive if we think they’re providing temporary energy. Sadly, they are not. Energy drinks can be filled with toxic chemicals, dyes, and fluoride. Additionally, plastic containers containing BPA’s can be leaching into your beverages causing fatigue.
What you can do. Drink pure, clean filtered water from glass containers. Water gives the body natural energy, not energy drinks!
Burnout is a form of breakdown in our energy system. We have unknowingly decreased foods that can provide essential minerals and increased our load of heavy metals.
One may benefit from improving zinc levels. Nuts and seeds to include are; organic raw cashews, squash, pumpkin, flax, hemp, and sesame seeds.
Do You Suffer With Menopausal Hot Flashes, dementia, and bone loss?
Many women have been sensitive to certain foods (sugar and dairy) for decades but only realize it after they lose estrogen’s soothing effect on the digestive tract. Adding in root vegetables can help relieve symptoms of hot flashes and bone loss. Turmeric and ginger can also help with detoxification and issues with cravings. Additionally, you may want to add fiber-rich foods such as carrots, hummus, blueberries, flax seeds, beets, celery, avocados, chia and pumpkin seeds. These may help improve cognitive function, digestion, depression, and dementia.
The brain is made from cholesterol. We need cholesterol to help with progesterone function. What causes imbalances in cholesterol is a sedentary lifestyle and an abundance of sugar, wheat, and alcohol. These increase hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and belly fat. Thus, inflammation takes hold. Inflammation reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood increasing the impact that toxins can create in the body. The body will find a way to say, “Too many toxins…must sweat these out through the largest organ, the skin.”
You can make a conscious effort to add in cauliflower, watercress, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and asparagus to your meals. Cruciferous vegetables are excellent choices for improving brain glucose levels and decreasing toxins.
High consumption of caffeine accelerates bone loss in menopausal women, again, disrupting hormones and digestion. You can naturally decrease caffeine and increase lemon-water consumption.
Do You Suffer With Insomnia?
Adjust eating habits, so you have your biggest meal at lunchtime. Schedule time in the day for exercise. Relax by reading a book at night instead of relaxing in front of the TV with a bottle of wine. Design your bedroom for rest and remove the EMFs that can be keeping you awake bombarding your energy field. This means remove cell phones, TVs, and computers from the bedroom. You can also diffuse organic lavender essential oil.
Do You Suffer With Low bone density?
May be a complication of obesity and chronic inflammation. When inflammation starts in (or is centered around) the gut, it can affect our ability to absorb bone-building nutrients. Gluten sensitivity can increase our risk for osteoporosis due to malabsorption of calcium in the gut. Sodas and caffeine have been shown to negatively impact the efficiency in which the body metabolizes Vitamin D while decreasing bone mass.
Building good gut microbiome is a priority in preventing bone loss. You may want to increase probiotic-rich foods such as fermented vegetables, raw sauerkraut, and kombucha. You can substitute seaweed wraps or vegetable wraps instead of consuming wheat or white bread.
Do You Have Low vitamin D Levels?
There are consequences when we limit our daily dose of sunshine and increase our toxic exposures of environmental pollutants. Since the invention of toxic sunscreens, along with disruption in our internal environment, we have become a nation depleted of vitamin D. Medications that may deplete Vitamin D include; Aromatase inhibitors, statins, and antidepressants.
Natural remedies can include vitamin D rich foods such as shiitake mushrooms, but mainly focus on the cause of vitamin D depletion.
Do You Have Blood Pressure Concerns?
Some people are told to reduce salt and water intake with symptoms of HBP. However, not all salts are the same, and a healthy body needs healthy salts. Salt regulates blood sugar balance. Most white/refined salt is no longer in its natural state. Some manufacturers add bleach to their salts and/or use aluminum in the processing of such salts. Avoid dirty salts found in fast foods, sodas, chips, crackers, pretzels, pastry, cereals, canned soups, and rBGH cheeses.
Natural remedies include consuming celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt. Again, you may want to increase your intake of water.
Do You Suffer With Psoriasis?
Psoriasis affects more than our skin. It compromises cholesterol balance and cardiovascular disorders. According to the World Journal of Hepatology, psoriasis is related to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Research suggests, lifestyle modification.
Natural remedies include asking for help to make necessary changes to decrease toxicity, work through stress, and increase daily meditation. Our skin is a reflection of how well our body is eliminating toxins and inflammation from within.
Do You Suffer With Headaches?
When you have a headache, it’s not because you are drug deficient. In fact, some OTCs trick you into believing the pain is gone by numbing brain cells. Simple habits like long-term use are sure to disrupt digestion, leading to central nervous system inflammation, obesity, and more. You may find yourself dehydrated from drinking caffeine all day long, or, the lymph system needs stimulation. When our lymph is clogged, our body looks for alternative ways to get rid of the trash.
Natural remedies include; gently promoting the movement of lymph with dry brushing, helping the body to detoxify and decongest. To further decrease inflammation, add in more water and exercise. Exercise improves our lymph system, moods, and helps to balance hormones.
Do You Suffer With Gerd?
Ninety percent of people who experience heartburn, don’t have enough acid. Some things found to increase our risk for acid reflux is stress eating, food intolerances, gut infections, Candida, alcohol addiction, and a junk food diet. It’s important to know that pesticides sprayed on conventional fruits and vegetables can slow down and damage the digestion process, increase acid reflux and hormonal imbalances.
Natural remedies to combat acid reflux include; eating fresh ginger root to decrease inflammation and improve digestion. Whenever possible, choose organic foods and drinks. Chew your food thoroughly to improve the digestive process and ditch the alcohol!