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  • More Energy, Lose Weight, More Fun Anyone?

    I know it's hard to lose weight.  Everything is stacked against you.  There's not enough time to exercise or prepare fresh meals.  Everything is go, go, go.  I get it.  You are just trying to get by each day.  But let's say you could control more of what you buy and eat.  How do you think that would make you feel?

    If you just eliminate these 3 things for the next 30 days, you will lose weight, have more energy, sleep like a baby, feel less bloated, less inflammed, etc.  I have been living this way for many years and I feel like a vibrant 20 year old.   I am never tired during the day, am happy, love what I do, have enough energy to exercise (1 to 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 times a week) and get a deep 7 1/2 - 8 hrs. sleep virtually every night.  YOU can have this too!

    Here we go:      NO SUGAR (Including fruit except for an organic apple or berries just after a meal)  

                               NO STARCHES (Including gluten [breads, pasta, soy], rice, corn, potatoes, yams, squash)

                               NO ALCOHOL (Sorry wine lovers)

    All of these 3 things convert to sugar.  Sugar in this form is your enemy.  Don't worry, your body will convert protein, complex carbohydrates and fats into glucose (sugar) for fuel.  You will not be glucose depleted.  Your energy will be sustained at a constant level throughout the day.  Forget those afternoon naps or needing to pump yourself up with energy bars or drinks.  You won't need those anymore.

    It's so simply yet people tell themselves that they CAN'T do it.  You'd be surprised.  It's a conscious choice.  Look at it this way ..... if it doesn't work for you after 30 days then go back to your old habits.  However, if you do like the results, you will make it a way of life.   That's what happend to me.

    By The Way - I do see a Naturopath in the San Diego area named David J. Getoff (www.naturopath4you.com / 619-441-8700).  I see him every 3 months for the past 10 years and pay him to keep me healthy.  Not only does he have a private practice but also lectures MD's and PhD's on nutrition and supplements and teaches at the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in Lemon Grove.  [This is a great place to learn about nutrition, supplements, bodycare & household products, etc. and the cost is minimal.  Check out www.PPNF.org for upcoming classes.  There is so much good information that I keep retaking the 6-week course.  Maybe I will see you there!]

    On David's website there is a 30-day "Diet" - http://www.naturopath4you.com/21DayDiet.htm that goes into more detail.  I practice this on a daily basis and have been for the past 8 years.  I think you will find that you will never want to go back to your old eating habits again because IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HEALTHY!  

  • Vita Coco VS. Anne’s Kombucha

    Last month, we looked at the pro’s and con’s of Gatorade and Anne’s Kombucha. This ended in a Kombucha victory because of it’s numerous amounts of health benefits. This month we will be putting Vita Coco to the test.

    Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in India, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean. In recent years, it has been marketed as a natural energy or sports drink. We’ll see if it can hang!

    Here are the differences:

    As you can see, both Vita Coco and Anne’s Kombucha have many health benefits. Although coconut water is marketed as a natural energy or sports drink, it really doesn’t live up to it. There is not enough sodium for electrolyte replacement, which athletes with extensive training really need. Regardless, it does hydrate and comes with many nutrients beneficial to the body. On the other hand, Anne’s Kombucha will be valuable to one’s body today and in the future. It is rare to find a drink with this many benefits to one’s wellbeing throughout their whole life. For this reason, we feel Anne’s Kombucha is once again victorious, attaining a perfect record of 2-0.

    Grab an Anne’s Kombucha at your local store: http://www.anneskombucha.com/where-to-buy/

    Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about benefits of Kombucha, visit Anne's Kombucha.

     

  • Gatorade VS. Anne’s Kombucha

    1965, Gatorade has been the revolutionary “sports drink” for athletes around the world. What you may not know is that Kombucha has been around since the Tsin Dynasty (221 BC) and was said to have magical powers enabling people to live forever. Although that isn’t true, it is valued for its harmonizing effects on the body and soul. Both of these drinks have been around for a while and give many benefits to people today.

     

    Now let’s compare the pro’s and con’s of both:

     

     

    Now in response to some of those cons, we would like to rebuttle:

    1. Yes, it’s acidic (3.75), but it turns alkaline in the body, just like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar which is highly beneficial since disease such as cancer, viruses, pathogens cannot exist in an oxygen-rich environment.

    2. Kombucha is at 0.004% which is considered Non-Alcoholic.

    3. As far as allergic reactions are considered, anyone can be allergic to anything.  However, we have never heard a case where anyone was allergic to Kombucha.  It’s been around for over 2000 years.

    4. Yeast and Bacteria to some may seem like a con, but it would not really be a “Con” if you are looking for the types of benefits kombucha gives.  These are friendly bacteria and yeast that work together in perfect harmony to metabolize the sugar and caffeine to grow and the by-product is the healthy beverage we’re consuming.  Under “Pro’s” it’s gluten free, vegan, as well as GMO-Free, etc. that we have already mentioned.

    As you can tell there are many more pro’s in Anne’s Kombucha that will be beneficial to the body. It is tough to find a single product with all these benefits to one’s wellbeing. Although Gatorade has some good qualities, it is mostly beneficial to athletes who are in training or competing. It is mostly used to re-hydrate and fill the body with electrolytes while your body is using them in physical activity. Anne’s Kombucha is beneficial throughout one’s whole life. From detoxifying the body to enhancing the mood to aiding in cancer recovery, Anne’s Kombucha can be helpful in anyone’s life. So get off the couch and grab an Anne’s Kombucha at your local store: http://www.anneskombucha.com/where-to-buy/

    For more information about benefits of Kombucha, visit: http://www.anneskombucha.com/