Posts made in May, 2014

7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on 7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

The reason I use the specific words strength train instead of lift weights, exercise or do cardio is because I truly mean women need to train for strength.  According to wikepedia, strength train is: a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction, which builds strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.  Ladies, don’t give up on me just yet.  Don’t think I want you to bulk up and look like a man.  That is simply not the case as us women do not produce the amount of testosterone men do. Remember strength...

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My Journey into the Paleo Diet

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Nutrition | 1 comment

My Journey into the Paleo Diet

Like many of us, I have been carrying around quite a bit too much weight for the past several years. I’m not much of a chaser of diet crazes, my philosophy has always been to eat less and the pounds will always melt off. And they did—to a point. It was always easy to drop 20-30 pounds fairly quickly, but they always came back with a vengeance. I have always been a carbohydrate fiend. I love rice, pasta, anything crunchy—all the foods with vacant calories. Dr. Davis suggested to follow a diet based on the ketogenic or paleo diets. The concept is simple, our bodies are fundamentally not...

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Fermented Beverages

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Nutrition | 1 comment

Fermented Beverages

Fermented Beverages Drinking fermented beverages with meals or in between meals aids greatly in digestion, adds trillions of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to your inner ecosystem, controls cravings and helps keep hunger at bay. Kombucha, Kevita, Inner-Eco and Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Drink are all examples of products that you can introduce into your life! Inner-Eco—this is a fermented coconut water, also referred to as coconut kefir. Coconut water is full of wonderful minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium that our bodies need. It’s also full of natural electrolytes to keep...

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Cauliflower Tempeh Curry

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Cauliflower Tempeh Curry

Cauliflower Tempeh Curry 2014-05-13 22:54:22 Tempeh—made from cooked and fermented soybeans, tempeh comes in a compressed patty or cake, similar to a very firm veggie burger. It can be crumbled, sautéed, or treated just like chopped meat in any dish. It has a mild nutty flavor and a meaty texture. It is very low in fat and high in protein. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 T. coconut oil ½ cup chopped onions 2 med. Garlic cloves 8-10j brussels sprouts, quartered 2 heaping cups cauliflower florettes 1 cup diced zucchini 2 T. curry powder 2 mild green chilis, like Anaheim or...

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Cultured Vegetables Probiotics

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Nutrition | 1 comment

Cultured Vegetables Probiotics

Cultured Vegetables = Probiotics! Eating cultured vegetables, sometimes referred to as fermented vegetables, is an extremely good way to introduce healthy microflora (probiotics) into your gut.  They literally contain trillions of beneficial bacteria to help colonize you gut. There are so many amazing benefits to consuming these foods, and once you develop a taste for them, you will actually begin to crave them and enjoy them as a snack and with every meal.  Some of the benefits are: They improve digestion!  The beneficial bacteria actually pre-digest the vegetables, so they...

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