BOOST the IMMUNE SYSTEM
In the day of avoiding global diseases, I get a lot of questions about, "How do I boost my immune system?"
Here's one simple trick...AVOID SUGAR!
Oh no, she did not just say that!
Unfortunately, I did. UGH!
And yes, that includes alcohol. DOUBLE WHAMMY!
Even sugars from natural sources, such as fruit and honey, can cause sugar imbalances. Sugar, at the end of the day, is still sugar, even when there is some fiber in it, and even when it is a natural source of sugar.
The Sugar Blues
Craving for Sweetness
Try curbing your sweet tooth with a variety of non-sweet foods or a few of the lower sugar items listed below.
The stores are LINED with probiotics supplements which leaves you confused and empty handed. It can be a grueling task to choose the right probiotic supplement. So which probiotic is right for you?
Here are some tips that will help guide you to select the best probiotic supplement.
Colony Forming Units (CFUs)
CFUs, or Colony Forming Units, are the measuring unit of probiotics. This number must be clearly displayed on the probiotics bottle. A probiotic should be in the range of 3-50 billion CFUs to best suit the digestive system.
A lower range would be sufficient as a maintenance product. This potency will allow you to recover the probiotics lost due to the modern lifestyle when otherwise you have a completely healthy digestive system.
The higher potencies are recommended for specific instances, including the following:
Stress and Travelling: Raise your hand if you’re a professional working parent living a high stress life (RIGHT HERE,...
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“Set your phone down.”
“Can you look at me when I’m talking to you or is the phone more important?”
“Why can’t you just switch it off?”
“Hello, I’m over here!!”
Sometimes good things in excess can be dangerous.
Can you even fathom the idea of not having a phone for the day? No emails, no dings, no notifications. Writing about it sounds freeing but scary as hell! I mean, I’ll be so far behind if I don’t have a connection.
You’ve probably heard and seen the multiple warnings to turn off your devices. If you’re like me you’ve rolled your eyes at the studies and at the people telling you. Devices have opened up the possibilities for communication, information at your fingertips, allows for quicker response times and prying into other people’s lives. HA!
Is it really that dangerous to stay connected to our devices 24/7?
The answer is a resounding YES.
As driven professional working moms, we often fall prey to over-serving and over-delivering. You get a high on accomplishing other people "To-Do's" but when it comes time for yourself you’re too tired, too overwhelmed and too depleted.
I realize you are faced with constant tugs and sounds of desperate callings, "Mom, where are you?!!," or, "Can you help me?” or “Will you do this?" or “Can you get me…??” This can even show up in your career in the form of unlimited text messages, emails, and long drawn out meetings.
As a mom, manager or employee is your position to serve thy “organization.” But, have you thought about by doing less you may be leading more? By creating boundaries you allow others to solve problems, become creative, effective and efficient. By creating boundaries you reduce the amount of time people crawl up into your space which helps to reduce your level of crankiness, frustration, and...
Kids screaming...“MOM, MOM, MOM!”
Phone notifications…”Ding, Buzz, Ding, Buzz”
Relationship demands, Career demands, Self Doubt and NO time for thyself.
These are the daily sounds and thoughts you hear and feel as a working mom.
In the era of wearing multiple hats, you stretch your ability to feel like you’re succeeding in all areas of your life. No matter how you divide your time you still feel like you’re failing at something, or with someone or with yourself.
These feelings compile into stress - actually, distress. Whether it is mental, physical, or chemical, chronic distress can be extremely destructive. When you continue to ignore the constant distress of life the hidden stressors can boil up in your body and have a massive explosion. It will show up differently for everyone but it can show up in the signs of weight gain, allergies, headaches, depression, mood swings, reduced immune system...the list...
Within minutes your job title became Professional Working Homeschooling Super WoMOM.
Our entire worlds were turned upside down when my hubby and I received the news our schools were closing through mid April. There is so much uncertainty and we’re not confident school will go back in session before the next school year! Thinking about the unknown sends chills up my spine and plagues me with a lingering headache.
I’ve connected with my Super WoMOM community because I know we are all feeling the same - overwhelmed, stressed out, scared, nervous, and encountering random symptoms - aka headaches, craving, anxiety...list goes on.
The coronavirus is not only affecting you physically but mentally and emotionally. You see the panic, you feel the panic, and are confused and conflicted.
On a regular day you're dealing with a hectic lifestyle that looks something like ripping the kids outta bed hoping they run out the door with pants, tripled...
Without exercise it is hard to reach your full physical and MENTAL potential.
Without exercise it is hard to reach your physical and MENTAL potential.
Before kids I used exercise as a tool to “maintain” my weight while I was consuming a lot of beer, popcorn and gummy bears. When I became a professional working mom over 10 years ago my first thought was, “Must exercise to lose baby weight.” After the first week back to work my thought process completely changed, “Must exercise to stay sane!” I needed an outlet to punch the air instead of a co-worker, haha!
I love having a career. I love the challenge of a career. I love to have adult conversations on a daily basis. I love adding value to an organization. I love to mentor and coach others. And, as a working mom, exercise has been my saving grace. My mental health and promotions rely on EXERCISE. :)
In this season of Superbugs &...
When I started taking the Coronavirus Apocalypse seriously, buying several months worth of toilet paper did not cross my mind!
...You know you’re a Foodie when you rather eat than wipe your booty with the softest toilet paper on the market. #tmi
What I've learned while becoming certified in health is that high antioxidants fruits and vegetables help to boost the immune system. When I went shopping to "stock up" for the Coronavirus Apocalypse, my cart was 100% proof that I’m a veggie freak.
My cart was not piled with toilet paper, wipes, bleach, or hand sanitizer. It was jammed packed with super high dense nutritious whole foods which I planned to use as natural weapons to protect my family. My primary purpose was to fill the cart with foods which are super high in nutritional value while having a long shelf life...just in case there is a major state wide shut down - yikes.
My Coronavirus Apocalypse...
I’m going to be VP by the time I’m 40!
I'm going to lose 25 pounds in 60 days!
I’m going to complete an IronMan!
I’m going to do a back-flip on my snowboard!
All of these are 110% achievable, yet 99.9% of people who dream about doing extraordinary activities won’t actually make it past day one of trying to achieve the audaciousness.
So many amazing intentions, yet so little accomplishment.
Many moons ago I became very intrigued with how the body operates because I was doing so many of the “right” things but still feel like sh*t? I exercised, drank tons of water and ate the appropriate amounts of fruits and veggies yet I continued to suffer from brain fog, leaky gut, extreme fatigue, blah, blah, blah. How could this be?
That started my quest of understanding how my body ticked. I immediately was drawn to nutrition and holistic health. My mission wasn’t to become a doctor but was to self educate...