Transform Your Life for a Healthier You

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Why is it we try the same thing and expect different results?  We take jobs that are just like the one we left  and hope that it will be different. We leave relationships that are not good only to repeat the same mistakes with someone new. Have you  ever tried to go on a diet and it not work for you or gain it all back?

Over the past year I have been taking classes and reading a lot about transforming your life for a healthier and happier you.

A wise spiritual leader Ramana Maharshi  wrote  “Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.”   Ramana's wisdom tells us that we must first know ourselves and make the change in us and the world will also change.  We can not change others but we can change how we deal with situations or other people. Once we know ourselves transformation begins and our true self and health will be reveled.

So how is this done?  I can help you sleep better, have more energy, live happier and healthier and it won't take you a year.

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”  another great quote from  Ramana. I will teach you the  foods to eat that  your body wants and how to release past emotions so that you can move on to happier relationships.  It has been taught by the Greeks and Aristotle that food is your medicine, but if the body is not healthy the healthiest of foods will do no good if the body can not digest it and use it as nourishment.  This is not a diet it is a life change that you can also teach others to improve their lives. The reward is you will have nourishing relationships, healthier mind and body, you will also take off the extra weight.

I teach 5 classes or can do one on one consultations to help you make this the year,  you improve your career, your health and personal life.

Contact me

nw@nutritionwarriors.net

or 847-502-6591

858-722-7748

 

Interested in Classes at the Chopra Center?  Check out their website

Eating Healthy Foods

 

Eating nutrient dense foods is not the only answer to a good diet. Consuming foods that your body is intolerant to can cause gas, bloating, fatigue, weight gain and  malnutrition. It is like trying to fill up the sink with out putting in the stopper first.

Contact me for food intolerance testing  and nutrition consulting. Stop taking the gas ex and pepto and take care of the real problem.  Start the year feeling your best

http://www.nutritionwarriorsconsulting.net/services.html

Nutrition Warriors Nutrition Consulting

Have you been to the doctor for health problems and they can't seem to help you? The only remedies that seem to be offered is medication. It's time to find your underlying problem and start healing your body. I work to balance the body through diet as well as lifestyle and environment. My goal is to help you achieve permanent positive changes that cultivate optimal whole body wellness. By getting to the root cause of symptoms through functional testing, and improving the processing of the nutrients you consume, you will enable your body to heal in the natural way it was meant to. Food has been used to heal for centuries with the belief that food is our medicine and our medicine is our food. Somewhere along the line, this has been forgotten. Our body is an amazing machine with an innate intelligence that wants to be well! If we feed it the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals we can live a long, and more importantly, a healthy life.

For more information

http://www.nutritionwarriorsconsulting.net

The Poop Police

Let's talk poop. Yuck! No one want to talk about it but it is very important for good digestion.  

Paul Chek came up with this clever cartoon as a way of opening up the discussion of healthy bowel movements with his clients. Most people will find that they have met the “criminals” in this line up at one point or another. When you poop, how you poop and what your poop looks like can tell you a lot about how your digestive system is functioning. The following information can also be found in “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy” written by Paul Chek. A link to Paul’s book can be found at the bottom of this article. I also have a copy I don’t mind sharing for anyone who wants to borrow it.

This image is from Paul Chek’s book, “How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy.” *** adapted from: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/shit.htm The Poopie Line-up- From Left to Right Sinker n’ Stinker: This guy is named as he behaves. He is like a smelly piece of black coal that sinks to the bottom of the bowl after an arduous attempt to squeeze him out with tremendous force. His appearance is due to an overexposure to toxins such as processed foods, environmental toxins, and medical drugs. You may recognize this guy after a fun night out on the town. He is the result of of the toxin alcohol. The Swimmer: This guy is light in color and floats. He is a pain to flush. His appearance is due to a high content of undigested fat. This may be a sign that you may not be producing enough HCL to properly digest dietary fats. Consider supplementing with “Now Super Food Enzymes”. Bodybuilder: The Arnold in the poo world! He is typically big and round. He makes you strain to get him out. If you pop a blood vessel in your eyeball when you poop, you’ve probably met this guy. His appearance is due to eating too many processed and dehydrated foods, especially protein bars and shakes. Pellet Man: He looks like rabbit poop. His appearance is due to altered states between peristalsis and dehydration. Ie: your colon is trying to move the poop along, but there is not enough water present to facilitate the process. Think back to when you would play with play dough as a kid, the more you squished it, the drier it became. Same thing is going on here...only its happening in your colon. Diarrhea: “If you’re sliding into first and you feel something burst…” This guy needs no introduction. His appearance is due to your crappy diet and your body’s attempt to purge you of it. Diarrhea= detoxify. Listen to your body...Something went in that your body didn’t want. The Flasher: If you can identify what you’ve eaten by looking at your poop, you are being flashed! Undigested food particles making an appearance in your bowl are a sure sign that you aren’t chewing your food, digesting thats food properly or absorbing nutrients from that food. His appearance may be due to food intolerance/sensitivities and an inflamed gut wall. “Leaky Gut” is almost a definite at this point. Consider removing grains, dairy, any and all sugars from your diet. This is also a good time for the “Now Super Food Enzymes”. The Poopie Policeman: This guy is awesome. He is what all of our poop strive to look like. He is well-shaped (with a consistent contour), passes easily, is light brown in color, and smells earthy, not foul. Yet, he floats…but not too much.

Signs of Healthy Digestion You poop up to 3 times a day, on a regular schedule, roughly 30 minutes after a substantial meal. You poop approximately 12 inches of feces daily Your poop is well formed, easy to pass, and not foul smelling You are well acquainted with the Poopie Policeman If this is you, great job...keep it up. You are probably eating a diet based on whole foods (paleo/ primal), drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, managing your stress levels, and leading a happy life. Now for the other 95% of you reading this and you recognize any of the “criminals” from above, lets move on to the unhealthy signs of digestion.

Signs of Unhealthy Digestion: -Gas -Bloating -Headaches -Burping -Fatigue after eating -Irregular bowel movements (less than 2 movements per day) -Any of the “criminals” in the poopie line-up. -Foul smelling poop

Common Causes of Unhealthy Digestion: Dehydration Digestion begins in the mouth. Chewing food requires salvia which contains digestive enzymes. If you are dehydrated, you won’t produce enough saliva/ digestive enzymes to properly break down your foods. If your body is not getting the hydration it requires (1/2 your body weight in ounces), it will search your body and steal water from other organs such as the stomach and large and small intestine. Without adequate water to protect these organs, stomach acid (such as HCL) is left unchecked and ready to help cause ulcers and heartburn. If the colon becomes dehydrated, adequate lubricating mucous cannot be produced to help well formed feces pass. Thus, the colon must excrete any fluid from the feces to help move it along, essentially drying out the feces and making it difficult to pass. Toxic Bowel Toxicity can result from any of the following: food intolerances, processed foods (anything with a self life), sugar, pasteurized dairy products, processed juices, dehydrogenated fats, caffeine, and drug use. Sugar is basically a buffet for bad bacteria in your gut to feed on. Stress Constantly eating on the run, not taking time to properly chew your food disrupts digestion and cause eventual back up in the colon. All 3 of these factors can eventually lead to “Leaky Gut Syndrome”- This topic deserves a post all for itself. Tim Ferris did a great job Here.

How to get that good poo: Make sure you are hydrated! Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in pounds in ounces of water each day. Try and get the majority of your water consumption in before and after meals. Limit your use of dehydrated foods. Avoid foods that you are intolerant/ sensitive to (Grains, Dairy, Artificial sweeteners, Sugar) Chew, chew, chew your food. You should not need water to help you down your food. Do your digestive system a favor and break down your food as much as you can before it travels to your stomach. If you gotta go...GO. Never suppress the urge and create a traffic jam. If you make a habit of holding it in, your body will listen and adapt. Poop left in the colon for too long will become toxic. Consider supplementing with digestive enzymes. Robb wolf has recommended "Now Foods Super Enzymes" to help you properly break down your food. There is a protocol to follow when it comes to supplementing with these enzymes. Start with one capsule mid meal. If you feel a slight warming sensation, that is an indication that you have sufficient HCL production in your digestive system and you should be properly breaking down your foods. However, most people will find that they may need to take as many as 7 tablets/capsules before they feel the warmth. Continue increasing your dosage each meal until you feel the warmth. DO NOT take more than 7 capsules/tablets per meal. If you work your way up to 7 and do not feel the warmth, stay at 7 capsules for an extended period of time (could be as long as a couple of weeks). Be sure to monitor your progress by checking out how you are digesting your foods (sneak a peek in the toilet boil). You may be wondering why we haven’t discussed fiber. It turns out, fiber may actually cause more harm then good when it comes to our digestive health. From Mark’s Daily Apple: “Aim for 6-12 servings of veggies and 1-2 servings of fruit. There is no good reason to overdo fiber. Excessive fiber intake can increase appetite and interfere with healthy digestion, mineral absorption, and elimination. Interestingly, what many folks don’t realize is that increasing fat intake can help with constipation and regular bowels. Try eating more olive oil, fish, avocados, nuts, and flax seeds. Buy DHA-enhanced eggs. And take two or three fish oil pills daily. We promise, it’ll help.” From Dr. Jaminet at “The Perfect Health Diet”: “Most people think that fiber is indigestible, and that it comes out in their stool. This is not true. Fiber is indigestible to humans, but not to bacteria. Fiber is bacterial food that enables gut bacteria to multiply. Bacteria, not undigested food, make up most of the dry weight of stool. Softer soluble fibers from fruits and some vegetables are much more likely to help than wheat bran, but even they may be a good thing only in moderation, or only in a healthy bowel. Fiber feeds pathogenic bacteria as well as probiotic bacteria, and increases the populations of both. When the gut is damaged and leaky, more bacteria mean more bacterial toxins and more pathogens infiltrating the body. A low-fiber diet, leading to reduced bacterial populations in the gut, may be desirable for bowel disease patients.”

 

 

 

A final note for all the Youtube junkies out there- How to Go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZCoOwn0Jo&feature=channel References/Resources: “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy”- Paul Check (2001) http://shop5.mailordercentral.com/thechekinstitute/How-to-Eat-Move-Be-Healthy/productinfo/3500/ http://www.elitefts.com/documents/shit.htm http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/09/19/paleo-diet-solution/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/poop-health/ http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=235 http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/M003112.htm

http://www.windycitycrossfit.com/nutrition/page/2/

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC NUTRITION

 
Have you been been to the doctor for health problems and they can't seem to help you?  The only remedies that they offer is medication. It's time to find your underlying problem and start healing your body.

FDN is a type of detective work that seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional lab work, Nutrition Warriors will identify healing opportunities and engage each client in a health building process using the potent, proven, professional protocols in our D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success program. This includes DietRestExerciseSupplements and Stress Reduction. This natural, holistic approach yields the highest level of positive clinical outcomes. We don’t medicate, we educate

Are you suffering from

  • Allergies, acne, and rosacea
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Emotional fragility
  • Headaches and fogginess
  • Indigestion and bloating
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Insomnia and wakefulness
  • Low sex drive
  • PMS, skin, and hair problems
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain and weight loss
Test Kit #101 - Metabolic Assessment Profile
  • Lab fee $132 (pay direct to lab when you submit urine specimen)
 Common complaints related to improper digestion and detoxification include:
  • heartburn/reflux
  • stomach pains/cramps
  • intestinal pains/cramps
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • bloating sensation
  • gas or any kind
  • nausea, vomiting
  • painful elimination
  • food cravings
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dark circles
  • skin conditions
  • headaches
 Functional Adrenal Stress Profile, Plus Sex Hormones
  • Lab Fee $176 (pay directly to lab when you submit saliva specimens)
  •   Complaints that may result from poor adrenal function include:
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • depression
  • loss of immunity
  • disturbed sleep
  • thinning skin
  • poor concentration/memory lapses
  • heart disease/atherosclerosis
  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • osteoporosis
  • irregular menstruation
  • vaginal dryness
  • painful intercourse
  • slow healing
  • reduced libido
  • malaise/lethargy
  • unexplained weight gain
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite/increased appetite
  • hair loss and dry skin
Test Kit #304- Mucosal Barrier Test - Lab Fee $250
Strengthening YOUR Mucosal Barrier and Immune System will help relieve:
  • Frequent bladder, UTI, and sinus infections
  • Asthma and arthritis
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Ulcers
  • Crohn’s and Celiac diseases
  • Yeast Overgrowth
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Much more
Contact me so I may help you achieve better health.
Kim
nw@nutritionwarriors.net
847-502-6591

My Resources and Websites that I would like to share with you

For those that  just want more great nutrition and health information. Some of these people are my friends, some of them are my mentors, others are people I admire from a distance.  

Sean Croxton - Underground Wellness

Reed Davis - Functional Diagnostic Nutrition

Dr. Thomas O'Bryan - Leading gluten sensitivity expert Dr. O'Bryan

Chris Groves-   Body Chef Chris

Kerry Lynn Spindler - http://www.prettypale.org

Supplements

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