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.

The Dangers Of 5G

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The Dangers Of 5G 

Do you ever worry about the danger of 5G?

It is an area that seems to polarize people. You either get a roll of the eyes or a passionate response of the dangers of the new technology that is starting to roll out.

So Which side are you on?

After watching the difference in my Core7 group on their sleeping patterns just by turning off the wifi at night I am convinced that it is something we must be taking seriously.

5 Simple Steps To Protect Yourself From 5G

  1. get your phone out of your back pocket
  2. put your laptop on a table and start calling it a tabletop instead of a laptop
  3. wear blue light blocking glasses (I think this company makes some super cute ones)
  4. sit further away from your screen, 24 inches is shown to be best
  5. turn your phone to airplane mode as often as possible

Did you know that the blue light from computers is just a step down form ultraviolet rays? We know those rays are not good for us but are we protecting ourselves from the blue rays generated from all the screen time?

Firefighters Do Not Want 5g

In response to complaints from fire fighters subjected to 5G antennas, the International Association of Fire Fighters has gone on record as opposing “the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity…is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members.”

Melatonin Is Crucial

One of the first things to understand about 5G is that is changes the way our body produces melatonin. Melatonin determines the value and quality of our sleep. Without restorative sleep we have higher levels of cortisol. With higher levels of cortisol we leak our magnesium. We leak our magnesium and we weaken the foundation that everything is built on.

 

TedX On 5G

Wireless Wake Up Call

A Study on 5G and Your Pineal Gland That Produces Melatonin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23051584

So tell me, do you do anything to offset the EMF’s you are exposed to. I realized that I want to be considered an EMF Advocate. Lauren in our Core7 group actually bought smart meter guards for all of the homes connected to her home. Brilliant move Lauren. Do you have a smart meter?

Leave a comment below and let’s talk.

Best Apps 2018

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.