Best Apps 2018

Posted on

Best Apps 2018

 

Do you run your life from your phone?

These are the apps I go to over and over.

 

The following are in no particular order.

TED: I am a TED junkie. I love the information and listen daily. This app will put talks in my feed I would not have normally chosen and I have found some nuggets.

Forrest: This app grows tress when you are not staying on task on your phone. I truly have grown a forrest but it helps me get back on track.

Simple Habit: Meditation made easy for busy people.

Plant Nanny: No mocking me. This pone helps me stay hydrated and I am not telling you how many plants I maintain.

Free Flow: One of the few games I will let my grandkids play on my phone. Helps build visual spacing and improve brain function.

Canva:I gave up trying to master photoshop and use canva. More limited but I can navigate it.

Zappos: Shoes people. I love shoes.

Unfold:My favorite app for templates for instagram stories.

Plann: Best way to plan a blog like post for instagram and see what it will look like visually.

Breethe: Sometimes there are so many ideas running through my brain and I need help calming it down.

FavorEats: Download your recipes from pinterest and actually use them.

Chefling: Gives you ideas as to what you can cook with what you have in your pantry.

Time Hop: It gives you pictures of the previous year. We love this one.

Google Keep: This is a daily use app. Think of it like a post it note for your phone.

Happy Color: A little spot of creativity in the middle of the day.

So now I have told you mine share yours? Leave a comment below with your favorite app.

Vitamin D: What You’re Missing

Posted on

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.

If you liked learning all these health gems, you might like our free Magnesium Mini-Course. Learn about the game-changers for your health, and get a sneak peek at our exclusive online health community, Core7.

Check out our free mini-course here.

 

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

1 Ingredient To Avoid In Your Supplements

Posted on

1 ingredient to avoid in your supplements

Seattle was such a fun magnesium class. It was a small class so we were able to dive a little deeper. One of the topics we got into was synthetic vitamins. My goal with everything I buy to boost my health is a long-term investment. Synthetic vitamins simply cannot play the role that the real vitamin does.

 

There are hundreds of synthetic options and since writing blog posts is a skill I am learning, I decided to keep it to the one main synthetic vitamin that i avoid at all costs. Synthetic vitamin d which is listed as Vitamin D as  Ergosterol or Calciferol. Also listed as vitamin D3.

At this point in a live class, eyes are starting to pop as people wrestle with what they know about vitamin d. We read everywhere about the importance of vitamin d. You simply must decide if you want the real deal and not a synthetic version that clogs cellular function.

Vitamin d actually functions as a hormone. There are two types of vitamin d active and stored. Active vitamin d is where all the benefits happen with this crucial vitamin/hormone.

 

Think of vitamin d as a key that unlocks the cell. Synthetic d sits in the lock and causes problems.

There are 3 metabolic processes to convert vitamin d. Your skin, liver, and kidneys. Cholecalciferol is converted to Calcidiol which is the active form of vitamin d. Here is where it gets so interesting, None of these processes can happen if you do not have enough magnesium. Magnesium is what kick-starts the process into action. So even if you are taking a supplement which is the storage form of vitamin d you are not adding the type of vitamin d that activates all the benefits of this superpower nutrient.  Plus once your storage vitamin d is higher than your active d we start to see an increase of auto-immune issues and lowered immune function.

6 ways to increase your vitamin d

So, how do you get your vitamin d? Here are a few of my favorites.

  1. that old-fashioned thing called sunshine
  2. fatty fish (salmon is my favorite)
  3. portobello mushrooms if able to be exposed to the sun
  4. egg yolks if the chickens are exposed to enough space and sunshine
  5. beef liver ( i simply cannot get it down so I use this)
  6. whole food cod liver oil (make sure it is naturally occurring and not just synthetic added)

target goals

Do you ever have a target goal? Most of mine are things like water intake 85 ounces, 8 hours of sleep and just a square of dark chocolate a couple of times a week. If I did not have those target goals I would be chronically dehydrated, totally exhausted and be eating crappy chocolate all day. When you have target goals you have specific goals that are easier to stay on track with.

vitamin d target goals

Vitamin d has very specific target goals in your body. It keeps the calcium in balance. So a vicious cycle is created. Magnesium levels drop which aids in the production of vitamin d levels which then causes calcium to become de-regulated and hardens the arteries and bones.

supplement section reduced when deleting synthetic d

So walking down the supplement aisle becomes so much easier once you understand how detrimental synthetic vitamin d is. Most supplements contain this synthetic nutrient and if it does it is off my list. Making supplement choices much easier.

So tell me, do you avoid synthetic vitamins? Drop me a comment and let’s talk.

Acerola + Ceylon Immune Drop Recipe

Posted on

 

Acerola + Ceylon Immune Drop Recipe

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon 

1/4 – 1/3 cup of acerola cherry powder
1/2 cup raw local honey
Mix cinnamon and acerola into softened coconut oil, then add honey. Spoon drop or pipe into small bite size circles on cookie sheet and place in the freezer until hard. Flash freeze on a cookie sheet and then store in the freezer.

 

Do you ever feel like you are sick all of the time? Many times it is a simple lack of t4 thyroid hormone converting into t3 thyroid hormone. This drops the immune system causing voltage to drop and illness to kick in. Adding acerola cherry powder with a strong copper core can boost that conversion process which starts in the liver. Acerola can be a tough one to get down until Michelle one of our Core7 members came up with a brilliant solution. The following recipe was shared with us from Michelle.

Acerola Fun Fact

Fun fact about our acerola cherry powder, it is grown in a permaculture system. This is what really sets this powder apart because of the increased level of nutrients shuttled through the soil increasing the copper core. Copper is needed to help the thyroid hormone convert from stored to active so that it is able to boost immune function.

12 Qualities to Cultivate Health

Posted on

12 Qualities to Cultivate Health

Stick to it:

Stopping and starting is slowly killing you. Stick to it on the hard days. Stick to it on the long days and especially stick to it on the fun days.

Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Willingness to stomp out the fear:

Fears will come up. Can I sustain this? Will I lose my friends that hang out and eat ice cream on the weekend? Will people look at me differently? Will men become attracted to me sexually? Will people expect more of me and what if I let them down?  So many fears can be lurking right below what you say you want. Fears that walk you away from your dreams. You say you want it but will you stomp out those fears that come up? Or will you allow them to master your decisions?

 The ability to delay gratification:

This is crucial. Have you heard of The Marshmellow Project? Some of those kids had the natural gift of delaying gratification and others needed to develop it. Where are you? Is it a gift or do you need to develop it?

Stepping outside of your comfort zone: 

One way you can find out where you need to focus is to ask yourself what feels the hardest?  Almost every time that hard place is where the change will happen. So tell me, which is your hardest? Eating well or exercising? Supplements or getting to bed on time?

 

Focus: 

Focusing on the goal at hand and not letting distractions like your girlfriends eating habits or the nieces birthday distract you from your goal.

 

Gratitude:

So far every single person I have ever worked with has found increased energy by focusing on the health they already have. For example, have you ever just been filled with gratitude that your veins carried blood to your limbs? I never had until my husband had an amputation and then I realized what a gift good veins are. By focusing on what you have instead of always yearning for more you actually tap into what you had not noticed.

 

Flexibility:

If you lose this trait you fall off the wagon and beat yourself up. Being flexible is paramount in creating health. Keep your goal crystal clear but the plan always changes to get you there.

 

Awareness:

Interesting that when you talk to healthy people they can tell you their stats. They know where they are at. Monitoring your numbers in a way that motivates you is a powerful overlooked tool.

 

Life Long Learner:

Are you ok with learning more? Are you open that there is more information or does that overwhelm you. Learners lean in to more information instead of using it as an excuse to give up.

 

Self Confident:

Are you trying to be a copy of someone you know that is healthy? Your health and what it looks like may be so different from what others experience. have the confidence that you are creating an original and not a cheap copy. Have you seen those Coach purses on Ebay? They are horrible quality and nothing like what a real Coach purse can offer you in value and style. Why yes, I love my coach purses and have invested in a few that have been in use for over 20 years.

 

Seeing Resources:

Do you see those resources around you? I will never forget working with a client who was so angry about the cost of a program I was running. She wanted it but it was 2000 dollars. I was struggling with the price also as at that point it was the most expensive program I had ever offered. She ranted and raved and while she did I just kept shrinking lower and lower. I finally said to her, ok here is the deal. I will give you that program and work with you right now one on one which was not even included in that specific program. Her response was,  I am so angry,  I just need to hang up and figure out my next step.  I had gifted her everything she wanted but because of emotion, she did not see it. That was one of the most powerful lessons for me as I realized I also was letting strong emotions stop me from seeing the things I had access to.

 

Passion: This is what drives you on the hard days. Get specific. What is your passion? Hit your journal and start writing. If you feel stuck,  keep writing. The physical movement of your hand will unlock the thoughts in your brain. It is powerful.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

-Harriet Tubman

 

So tell me which is your best? Which one is your very hardest and are you willing to start there?

Leave a comment and let me know.

90 Day Goal Setting Made Easy

Posted on

90 Day Goal Setting Made Easy

 

 

Some serious nerves are happening to share this with you. I have never done this before and I am clueless if it will make sense to you. Do not over complicate this. Spend no more than a total of 1-3 sessions on planning out the next 90 days. Usually, I find I  will spend about two hours a session. Sometimes it just falls into place and is done the first round. When you first start it will take longer but it becomes easier. #promise

 

Go through the following and rate each one from 1-10

 

Making sure that the 3 lowest are worked on daily.

 

Physical Health:                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Personal Connection:             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Business:                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Family:                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Spiritual:                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Financial:                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mind Emotional/Mental:         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Below I broke down the first layer of the 7 areas and what I am working on. I will continue through the process with all of the questions and have my 90 days planned.

Spiritual

Am I moving forward in this area?

Am I receiving those moments of inspiration on a daily basis from Him? What can I do to have a deeper connection?

 

Family

 

As we focus on our first building investment as a family,  are we clear on expectations with financially investing and sweat equity?

Physical Health

Things to be considered when setting goals in this area. The season and what weather I will be in. What is my focus toning, energy, and how much travel? Create a doable routine.

 

My goal is better routines on the road. This next three months will be mostly on the road and I need better systems in place for food and exercise.

 

Personal Connection

Am I maintaining relationships that are not focused on me answering health-related questions? Who will respect that space and how am I connecting with them.

Red flag trigger: you are worth having friends without always answering questions.

 

Business

One specific goal is connecting up with the Idaho Associated Foods stores. I need to mind map everything that needs to be done.

 

Financial

Am I tracking and watching emotional spending? This has kicked in so I need to do some journaling on the why behind it. I do love giving gifts but they need to be freely given. Not given in a way to manipulate people into liking me.

 

Red flag trigger: the increase of negative comments is probably the trigger so dive deep on this in journal time

 

Mind:

Sensitivity has really kicked in for me. Identify tools to support strength.

 

Action and Clarity Steps

  1. Identify each goal very specifically in steps that need to be taken (write it out)
  2. What will be the benefit of that goal look like in my life (journal each goal))
  3. What will stand in the way of that goal (journal each goal)
  4. Resources for that goal including people or support (brainstorm)
  5. Add the dates for the specific goal date within 90 days

 

Each day choose one action item from each goal that is done first thing in the morning. Make sure to include some super easy ones and some more detailed ones.

 

Sometimes the goals are just so big and I cannot hit all seven. If that is the case the bare minimum is focusing on the three lowest areas.

.

 

Success Journal

As goals are accomplished write out the victory in my success journal.

 

Now let me know if this made sense to you? Do you enjoy planning? Do you feel like it moves you forward? Let me know in the comment section.

Creating Consistency

Posted on

Get healthy by creating consistency. You don’t have to be perfect to create amazing health but you do have to have a system. This is how I simplify my supplements, track my hydration and boost my auto immune issues.

Cod Liver Oil Capsules
Ashwaghanda
Pill Box
Hydro Fask
Daily Water App
30 Day Magnesium Challenge
Brags Apple Cider
Trader Joes Stevia
Histamine Intolerance Article

Balancing EMF Exposure

Posted on

Simple Ways to Balance Your EMF Exposure

Worried About EMF’S?

If you are looking for a study to support whether or not electromagnetic frequencies cause health issues let me tell you something upfront. You will find hundreds on either side. Maybe even thousands.

Sweden Has Recognized EMF Causing Functional Impairment Since 2005

Sometimes we can go into “overwhelm” mode when it comes to EMF. We can’t see them and so much about them is out of our control. However, that is where the lie is, there are so many things that you can do to protect yourself.

Simple Ways to Keep Your EMF Exposure Down

  • keep your cell phone on airplane mode all night long
  • turn your wifi off at night using this simple switch
  • never use your laptop on your lap

Symptoms of EMF Exposure

skin problems ~ dizziness ~ sleep disorders ~ numbness ~ anxiety ~ depression ~ hearing problems ~ confusion ~ speech difficulties ~ migraines ~ joint pain ~ tremors ~ cramps ~ flu-like symptoms ~

Tools to Determine EMF’s Around You

in 2002 a study lead by Santanna determined that the closer you live to a cell phone tower, the more of these symptoms appeared. Go check the wifi on your phone from your bedroom. How many wifi routers are around your house from neighbors. If your phone can pick them up your body can as well. Here is my favorite tool to measure what is in your home.

Does Everyone Have Issues?

Think of EMF’s like caffeine; Caffeine affects everyone but to varying degrees. did you know that EMF’s can lower a woman’s sex drive and drop a man’s sperm count?

Remember: your most important tool to use is creating good habits with cell phones. turning it on airplane mode, Not carrying it in your pocket, and keep it 12 inches away from your body.

Magnesium Offsets EMF’S

Once you understand what is happening at the cellular level with EMF’s, then you can start to really understand why magnesium is so important.

Can we talk about Calcium Voltage Channels? This is in the membrane of the cell and is dictated by low-level energy. So when EMF’s scramble the signal, it tells the cell to drop calcium continuously. Calcium is like cortisol. It is necessary, but not all day every day. Calcium hardens things like the pineal gland, causes disruption to sleep, and hinders hormone function when there is too much calcium. We haven’t even discussed diabetes and heart issues that too much calcium can cause. Magnesium  offsets that signal. If you have enough magnesium then the cell membrane is not as triggered by the confusion of EMf’s.

So tell me, do you worry? What precautions are you taking to clear it up? Or do you think it is all a bunch of garbage? Leave a comment and let me know.

DIY Flu Buster (recipe)

Posted on

DIY Flu Buster

This flu has hit people so hard this year. 15 people in SLO County where I live have died in 2018. This 3 step protocol comes from  Gaylen Knight a researcher who specializes in vitalethine in immunological, infectious, autoimmune and endocrine diseases. They have been studying the effect of vitalethine in cancer also. Really interesting stuff.

 Simple & Effective

The sooner you take it the more effective it is. After reading some of the research on it I have been taking it once a month just as a cell booster.

you will need the following:

grapeseed extract

diatomaceous earth

I would only buy DE from the above source.

more about DE here.

homemade bone broth

Interesting that this entire process works better when the body has enough magnesium.

Drink

15 drops of grapefruit seed extract that has been diluted in  1/4 cup of water.

Remember grapefruit see extract straight burns so make sure to dilute it.

Once you have kept the GSE down for 30 minutes then you are ready for step 2.

DE Slurry

Take 1 Tablespoon of DE for every hundred pounds of body weight. Mix into 1/2 cup of water and drink it up.

Bone Broth~Rest~Magnesium

If you catch this early you can feel better within 30 minutes. Sometimes it can take up to two days if it has gone systemic. Make sure to keep your bone broth up and soak in magnesium and let your body rest to fully recover.

 

This concotion is good for influenza, flu, vomiting and anything else nasty that hit you hard.