Healthy Fat Verses Plastic Fat

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Healthy Fat Versus Plastic Fat

Let’s talk healthy fat versus plastic fats. Which one do we want and what do they do?

Once you have a visual of what plastic fats do in your body it makes it easier to make sure it is a healthy fat going into your mouth.

First, let’s talk about how plastic fats even came to be. It all started in the ’20s. Food manufacturers needed something to prolong the shelf life of food. The very first trans fat to be on the market was Crisco in 1911 by Proctor and Gamble. I grew up eating pies that my mom always used Crisco for the flakiest crust ever. Which is one of the reasons so many have a hard time sticking to better food choices. We have memories and associations with that flaky pie crust.

Did Your Mom Use Crisco for Pie Crust?

How is trans fat even made? Trans fats are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Most trans fats in processed food are called  “partially hydrogenated oils.” The upside for companies is that it creates a longer shelf life for the food. The downside to using them is what is walking you away from being healthy. So can we talk about it? My goal is simple. to get you thinking about what you are putting in your mouth.

My goal is to help you make better (not perfect) food choices

Better but not perfect. You do not have to eat 100% perfect to create better health. That is a broken mentality that unhealthy people hold strongly. If that is you just let it go as of this moment.

Back to the point, please

Plastic fats in your body are breaking down all the areas that so many people struggle with. let’s get right to the cellular level so you can visualize the process.

Plastic Fats break stop your cells from working properly

When it is time for your body to produce a new cell it needs materials. Ideally, you are eating healthy fats. If so your body uses those fats to create the cell wall. The cell wall holds the voltage for your cell. This voltage determines the ATP energy right in the middle of the cell.

We Have a Problem Using Old Material For New Cells

Your cell went to create a new cell but you just ate that microwave popcorn. Did you know it was soaked in trans fats?  Or that can of frosting you just ate by the spoonful. So many packaged foods have plastic fats. They do not even have to list them in the ingredients if the per serving falls under a certain percentage.

 

Many companies change the serving size to keep this from being listed.

So your body needed the new cells but it had to pull from the plastic fat. When the cell has plastic fat for the cell wall it does not send out the communication to other cells. Once the cell becomes hungry your body responds and sends the cell glucose and insulin but the cell made with plastic trans fats cannot receive the glucose and insulin. It cannot penetrate the wall of the cell.  So the cell sends the signal again that it is hungry. The body sends more glucose and insulin. Eventually, the cell is flooded with insulin and glucose that cannot go into the cell because of the plastic wall.

So the glucose gets stored as fat and the insulin washing through your body creates type Insulin resistance that leads to Type 2 Diabetes. Do you see the problem with a plastic cell wall? It is almost as bad as plastic shoes!! Wait, perspective, it is worse than plastic shoes. I know, I know, not much is worse than plastic shoes.

Your Brain on Plastic Fats

Your brain needs fat to function. When plastic fats are available your brain is not able to uptake crucial neurotransmitters like serotonin. Causing depression issues because of that cell wall having to be made from plastic fat.

All or Nothing

So is there a difference from natural trans fats compared to man-made trans fats? Yes, your body is able to produce a healthy cell with a natural trans fat found in the following so make sure not to throw out all of them. natural versus synthetic is different.

Healthy Fats

avocados

butter

ghee

coconut oil

nuts

extra virgin olive oil

eggs

mct oil

dark chocolate

full fat dairy

Which is your favorite from the above list?

Remember not all the foods listed will be a good fit for everyone.

Synthetic Trans Fats

cakes

pies

cookies

biscuits

margarine

crackers

microwave popcorn

cream filled candies

doughnuts

fried fast food

 frozen pizzas

bottled salad dressings

 Making sure you are eating healthy fats is crucial for this journey of health.

Vitamin D: What You’re Missing

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Vitamin D: What You’re Missing

Here’s the scoop.

I am super worried about your vitamin d status. Truth is, your doctor has probably only been testing for stored levels of vitamin d, and that’s only part of the story. Your body has not only stored levels of vitamin d, but you actually have something called active vitamin d. And trust me, there’s a difference. An imbalance of the two could be the cause of your fatigue, anxiety, hormone imbalance, and a whole slew of other things. Here’s the info you need to asses where you’re at, and some facts to empower your decisions.

Pros + Cons of  Synthetic Vitamin D

Vitamin d3 is the most common supplement most of us are getting, but it’s actually a synthetic form of the nutrient. Once it has been processed into supplement form, it can only become part of your stored vitamin d levels. While you need stored vitamin d for calcium absorption, immune support, and muscle function, our body reacts badly when we have too much. 

For example, synthetic vitamin d (d3) antagonizes the vitamin a in your liver, which starts a downward spiral of functionality.  Vitamin a is crucial for mineral biochemistry. Vitamin a balances oxidative stress in the liver. Without it, you have a liver that ages faster than normal, and won’t be able to keep up with the 500+ functions required to keep your body healthy.

And vitamin a isn’t the only one that suffers. With too much of the stored vitamin d, your body tries to balance the amounts by dropping magnesium and calcium too. In order to allow our body to use all of these nutrients properly, we need to be looking at the full picture of vitamin d: calcidiol and calcitriol.

The Vitamin D Dynamic Duo

Calcitriol vitamin d is the active version.

Calcidiol vitamin d is the stored version

Active vitamin d should not be more than 1.5-2x more than the stored version of vitamin d. The issue is that the stored type of vitamin d is being added to most of our food. From orange juice to your favorite granola bar, the nutrition facts you see aren’t telling the full story. 

Ok, Now What?

So what do we do to fix the overdose that we’re finding in the foods around us?

Vitamin d acts like a key to unlock the cell. Active vitamin d enables the lock to be opened. Stored just sits in the lock. Both are useful! But, if you were using synthetic vitamin d as a supplement and you find out that your stored vitamin d is higher than it should be, there are two things that can make a big difference:

First, you’ll want to increase your magnesium levels. This will enable your vitamin d to convert to an active form of vitamin d.

Second, you’ll want to know that blue-green algae (like the E3 ‘brain on blue-green algae’ we carry in the store) and magnesium act like batman + robin for your body, and together become the perfect way to clean up any residual problems from too much stored vitamin d.

Implementing these two simple supplements can help your body correctly use the vitamin d you’ve been trying to use, and vastly affect your health and daily feelings of wellness. Pinkie promise it’s something your body will thank you for.

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Now I want to hear from you.

In the comments below, tell me what your biggest takeaway was. How can you turn that into action?

Share as much detail as you can. We have thousands of souls coming to this blog looking for answers, and your comment could be the answer to their prayer.

Thank you for sharing your voice. The world needs your voice being strong and clear.

All my love,

kristen

Do You Ever Feel Guilty?

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Every woman I have ever worked with has experienced guilt. Guilt over how clean her bathrooms are. Guilt over how she feeds her family. Guilt over how her body looks. Guilt over a million little things.

 

Can we talk about guilt? In my belief system, guilt is a heavy, low vibration. It is meant to be that way. When you experience guilt it is because you have committed a sin.  You then have a desire to drop to your knees and connect with God and let go of the guilt

 

When you feel guilty for everything you actually break natural law. Guilt no longer becomes transformative.  It becomes something you get used to carrying. Something your family gets used to being around. Think about that for a minute.  Guilt is for sin. Let me remind you that the definition of sin is the immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.

 

What did you say you were feeling guilty for? That your car was not clean? That you spaced out a meeting? Please ask yourself if what you feel guilty for is an immoral transgression against divine law.

 

If not, then maybe you are buying into guilt to hold yourself back. How are you ever going to get healthy when you are holding yourself back on a daily basis? Did you know that women who feel guilty have a harder time holding their magnesium levels strong? Magnesium is the foundation that you build your health on. When you carry guilt you burn through magnesium faster.

 

Is it time to let go of the guilt?

 

What do you think? Do you hold yourself back by holding onto guilt? Leave me a comment and share what you feel guilty about. Putting it in writing can be a powerful tool.

 

I am choosing not to feel guilty there is no picture to go along with this blog post.