The Rules Of Weight Loss Have Changed

The misguided rules of the low fat diet are gone and won’t be missed.  The new rules embrace healthy delicious fats.  Healthy fats are not only delicious they have amazing health benefits including reducing inflammation, balancing blood sugar and weight loss.  Inflammation is linked to a host of chronic disease you want to avoid like arthritis, diabetes, ADHD, depression, eczema and more.

So what are these “healthy” fats?  Think nuts and seeds like sesame, coconut, macadamia, chia, flax, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, full fat organic dairy and clean protein (grass-fed beef or bison, poultry).

Now don’t get overwhelmed you can fit these into your current eating plan with little effort with one cardinal rule – DON’T eat fat with sugar!   The body is designed to use the fastest source of energy which will be sugar and store excess calories as fat.  The exciting benefit is you can eat fat without the sugar and burn off the fat.  The more healthy fats you eat, the faster you will lose weight, repair your stress, hunger and sex hormones, and produce soft wrinkle-free skin!

  • So here are some ways to start eating healthy fats every day;
  • Use organic pastured butter on your vegetables
  • Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil to your smoothies
  • Use avocado instead of mayonnaise on your sandwich
  • Toss pine nuts into your recipes or grind them for bread crumbs
  • Snack on nut butter like pumpkin, sesame, cashew, and almond
  • Experiment with hemp or flax oil on salads

Just remember all fats can turn rancid so handle them with TLC, refrigerate and store in a dark container.   Also banish all fake fats!  They inhibit metabolism, reduce thyroid function, and promote inflammation.  These types are fats are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, like margarine, shortening, soybean, cottonseed, canola, vegetable oils and cooking sprays.

So leave your fear of fat behind and enjoy a slimmer, healthier you!

Call today to make sure your health is on track with a biofeedback scan.  Get instant answers and a plan that is perfect for you.  For appointments with Doctor Leesa Haire, ND, RPh, call 850-733-7017.  The All Natural Pharmacist is located at 495 Grand Blvd, Suite 206,   Miramar Beach, FL.     

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”  3 John 1:2

Is Your Makeup Toxic????

toxic-cosmetics

Cosmetics are supposed to be fun and pretty but there are some pretty scary numbers that might make you rethink your routine.  Now I am not saying you have to give up make up and body products but let’s demand better for our skin!

Look at these numbers

  •  4 pounds: Average amount of lipstick a woman will ingest over her lifetime.
  •   11:Percentage of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products that the U.S.    government has documented and publicly assessed for safety.
  • 1,110+:The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the European Union.
  • 10:The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the United States.
  • 600:The number of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
  • 20:Percentage of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.
  • 22:Percentage of cosmetics contaminated with possible cancer-causing impurity 1, 4-dioxane.
  • $160 billion:Amount spent annually on skin and hair-care, makeup, cosmetic surgery, fragrances, health clubs, and diet products.

 

So whats a girl to do?

Check out your favorite brands at this website to see what you are really wearing!

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

 Wash your face: Always wash your face at nighttime to remove free radicals that your skin accumulates during the day from smog and dirt. Skin restores itself at night and its best not to absorb anything but healthy ingredients

 

Age gracefully with antioxidants: Start your anti-aging routine in your mid-twenties and consider it “age prevention.” Use powerful topical antioxidants like Resveratrol and Coenzyme Q10 daily under makeup and or at nighttime.
Toss harsh products: Be sure to shy away from harsh ingredients such as toxic retinols and glycollic acids in your daily skin care routine. They tend to damage your skin, especially if your skin is exposed to the sun, and can irritate sensitive skin.

Natural Allergy Support to the Rescue!

Natural Allergy Support to the Rescue!

Allergies abound even here at the beach.  If you want to get rid your allergies you will need to stop them at their source.  Natural medicine believes that allergies are almost always related to imbalances in the gut.  Believe it or not 80% of the immune system is located in the intestines so to be successful we must focus there.  Then we need to relieve the symptoms.

 Here are some suggestions to Support the immune system in the gut:

Use Bragg’s apple cider vinegar before meals to support good gut bacteria. 1-2 Tb. In warm water is recommended.  There are capsules too if you don’t like the taste or add some local raw honey.

Take a probiotic.  Probiotics consist of the friendly bacteria and will recharge your immune system and help block the histamine that leads to so many symptoms.

  Tips for Symptoms:

Vit D3 is especially effective for hay fever and asthma

Green tea:  Helps block histamine and supports the immune system

Vit C for its ability to prevent histamine from forming.

Stinging Nettle – a natural antihistamine is widely used for symptom relief.

Lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils help relieve the congestion and promote drainage. (remember you won’t get results with diluted oils, box store oils)

Let me know if this is a help to you and share with your friends that suffer.

Doctor Leesa Haire

The All Natural Pharmacist         http://www.theallnaturalpharmacist.com

 

Do You Know the Foundation of Health?

 

Do you wake up tired?

Do you wake up in the morning full of energy or still exhausted ?  If this reflects how you feel it may tired dogbe your hormones.  Sometimes the constant stress of our busy lives deplete crucial hormones from the adrenal gland and we end up just plain tried.  I  sure sign of  adrenal exhaustion is being tired in the morning.  You may rally later in the day or get a second wind in the evening but the morning  takes a great effort to get started. This can be especially true for health care professionals, teachers, working moms.  Lots of jobs are non-stop and demanding, if you have one you understand. There are also some other signs you can look for:  increased hunger, crave sweets/salt, irritable, poor concentration,  tired but wired.

There is help even if you can’t get a vacation.  Here are some tips to get your energy back.

Take Vitamin C – critical for adrenal health

Use whole food Pantothenic Acid –which is B5 to restore adrenals

Never use synthetic B vitamins – they make the adrenals worse!

Avoid sugar

Get plenty of protein and healthy fats in the diet

Take a complete multi-mineral formula

Pink Himalayan salt is supportive for adrenal function

One thing to remember, restoring your adrenal function takes time.  Unless you are at rest are still stressing the hormones daily.  Be patient and get your energy back!

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Your Hormones with nature

clary sageI have been very focused on helping women with hormone imbalances lately.  So I thought I would pass along a few tips for you ladies in the perimenopausal years late 30’s to 50’s.  Symptoms come from a variety of imbalances but here are just a few essential oils that really support balance, moods and sleep.

The first work horse is clary sage. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.

Thyme oils is another favorite to improve the body due to it purifying and cleansing properties.  When the organs and systems are cleansed and functioning efficiently the hormones they produce are in better balance and improving hormone usage.

Another essential oil to grab is basil. You may only think its for pesto but look at all the benefits:• Soothes sore muscles and joints • Assists with clear breathing • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin • Promotes mental alertness • Lessens anxious feelings • Enhances memory function • Reduces stress and tension • Reduces tension when applied to temples and back of neck • Soothes minor irritations • Sharpens focus while studying or reading • Soothes minor skin irritations

See anything you need?

 

Basil                              Clary Sage                                   Thyme

As Always Health and Blessings!  Doctor Leesa “The All Natural Pharmacist”

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BONUS!!!!!!

I am adding this to this post because sleeplessness can be a hormone imbalance too so  don’t forget to get your free copy.

The Hidden Causes of Sleepless Nights

Energy for Keeps

If there is anything we all want its more energy!  Keeping up with a busy schedule puts great demands on our energy reserves.  Reaching for that energy drink, full of caffeine and sugar, is a quick fix to be sure but you feel even worse when it wears off.

The real source of energy is from a little powerhouse inside our cells called the mitochondria.  They provide all the energy in the body for metabolism and all cellular function.

Trillions of cells make up each human body. It is remarkable to reflect on the synergy that occurs between those cells. The “energy” for life comes from within the mitochondria of each of these cells. As we age, our body’s mitochondrial function becomes less efficient. This leaves us with lower levels of energy and more toxic cellular exhaust. The sports and activities we enjoyed in our youth can become less enjoyable. Some people try to boost their energy levels through caffeine and other stimulants that can provide a quick buzz but often leave us feeling worse. Using a proprietary energy and stamina complex that enhances mitochondria function, supports stamina and endurance, helps the body adapt more quickly to the diverse activities of life, and helps increase mental energy.* Acetyl-L-carnitine, a primary ingredient, supports mental health, mitochondrial function, and circulation to the brain.* Oligonol®† is a unique and powerful antioxidant blend that combines biologically active polyphenols from lychee fruit and green tea in a form that allows them to be quickly absorbed and is effective at protecting cells against free radicals and oxidation.* Oligonol also helps support improved circulation and energy, both of which are important to overall healthy aging.* Ashwagandha root extract, which has been called the “herb of the ages” due to the many uses it provides, has been studied for generations and has been utilized for boosting energy levels and supporting immunity and libido, while also having positive effects on mood, sleep, and stress.*

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