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

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

The Impact of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation seems to be the hallmark of modern society but it is not harmless.  Artificial light has turned night into day with a possible 24 hour work day.  The end result is a major decrease in sleep time.   The loss of sleep is associated with an increase in stress to be sure but other body functions as well.

One of  the first effects of sleep deprivation is seen as an increase in higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the early evening.  Normally the stress hormone is decreasing in the latter part of the day as we relax and unwind from the day.  The higher level of cortisol can lead to an  inability to stay asleep.  More than the lack of sleep it leads to insulin resistance , a risk factor for diabetes and obesity.

Sleep restriction can also impact the thyroid.  It has been shown to decrease the thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH)  by more than 30 percent.  Therefore thyroid levels are effective which regulate the metabolic rate of the body and can lead to weight gain.

Sleep and eating are also related.  It turns out that our hormone that controls appetite, leptin, is markedly dependent on sleep duration.  Even in as little as three nights of restricted sleep leptin decreases and the hormone that increases the appetite, ghrelin increases.  Unfortunately ghrelin gives us those craving for high carbohydrate foods.  All leading to more weight gain.

Clearly you can see how profoundly sleep impacts the rest of our body and puts us at risk for major chronic diseases.

To get my  FREE handout for sleep support that makes a difference

Click Here –  The Hidden Cause of Sleepless Nights

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Doctor Leesa “The All Natural Pharmacist”