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Doris Ditz-Eggens CH HC, AADP

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Top 10 Superfoods & Tonic Herbs

Posted on November 11, 2013

Top 10 Superfoods & Tonic Herbs

Superfoods are a class of the most potent, super concentrated and nutrient rich foods on the earth. Superfoods have the ability to tremendously increase the vital force and energy of your body and are the optimum choice to improve one’s overall health, boosting the immune system, cleansing, elevating serotonin production, lowering inflammation, enhancing sexuality and alkalizing the body. They are extremely tasty and satisfying, nourishing us at the deepest level and therefore are the true fuel for today’s body.

1        AFA Blue-Green Algae

This wild grown superfood is made up of 15% blue pigmented phycocyanin which increases your internal production of stem cells.

Top 10 Tips to Boost your Metabolism

Posted on November 5, 2013

How many times have you started a diet on a Monday and by Tuesday thrown in the towel?

Too many diets available today can be frustrating and difficult to stick with.

 

Before I go into more details on how to boost your metabolism to optimize weight loss we first must understand what metabolism is.

 

"Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down food to produce energy."

 

When we are young  muscle mass stores up energy, preventing weight gain. However, as we age, I know....here it comes, we lose that muscle which gives way to more body fat. By the time we turn 40 our metabolism slows down 5% every decade, making weight loss particularly challenging.

 

Sick & tired of yo-yo dieting?

Posted on October 1, 2013

  Aren't You Tired of Dieting?

               (and not getting the lasting results you really want)

 

                             Diet Fads Come and Diet Fads Go,

                      (And You've Probably Tried Most of Them)

     And For Most People Those Unwanted Pounds Keep Lingering.

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful to finally have a plan that works with you and for you?

Transform YOUR Life Series

Posted on September 10, 2013

 

I am so excited to  share with you today a new series of blogs, calls

 

and coaching sessions called "Transforming YOUR life".

 

This is a subject very dear and tremendously important to me and my family.  

 

You see, I have three generations  of family members that struggle with weight management, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer for as long as I can remember. And I have lost several of  them due to complication resulting from being severely heavy, not taking care of themselves, poor nutrition style and lack of physical activity. They also lacked the knowledge & will power on how to transform their lives. 

 

The 5 Network Antioxidants

Posted on August 12, 2013

 

Although there are hundreds of antioxidants that are produced in our body, found in our  food supply of fruits and vegetables, there are only 5 key player antioxidants.

5 network antioxidants that we cannot do without.

These 5 not only enhance each other’s power, but also slow down the aging process and fight off disease. These 5 network antioxidants are the shield that protects the body against the forces that age us before our time and take years from our lives.

And here they are:

  • Vitamins C & E not produced by our body and have to be taken in through food, primarily fruits and veggies.
  • Glutathione, lipoic acid and Co Q10 are produced by our body, but unfortunately decline as we age.

 

Vitamin C is a potent free radical quencher and is essential for a strong immune system.

Vitamin E is the body’s primary fat soluble antioxidant. It travels through the body in the form of molecules called lipoproteins protecting the body against heart disease, reducing the risk of prostate cancer and slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Mid Summer Weight Gain Solutions

Posted on August 7, 2013

Hello there Beautiful!

 

Its been a few days since the last recipe of 31 days of Eating Well went out.

 

How have you been since? Have you tried any new recipes, found one you loved or one you can do without? It's perfectly okay not to like everything, it would be rather boring if we all had the same taste buds. 

 

Did you notice my new look in my weekly note? 

 

Lets dive in and get to it.

What do you say?  

Hidden Ingredient in Almond Milk

Posted on April 25, 2013

A few days ago I received an email titled

“Beware of unsafe Ingredient in store bought almond milk”.

It really got my attention right away.

You see at our home we have always been on the forefront of all “holistic health foods”. I practice what I preach to my clients and family 24/7. We eat little meat and if we do it is free range, pasture raised and free of any antibiotics, hormones and byproducts. Our produce is from our own garden, bought at local organic farms or Whole Foods Market. I make sure I know where our food comes from. Dairy is very limited, cheese, butter, yogurt etc. are also from pasture raised animals and rather than drinking milk my girls prefer almond milk. It is in their morning cereal, smoothies, straight up from the carton all day long and we have even made popsicles and ice cream with almond milk. There favorite is most likely everyone’s favorite out there.

Detoxifying your body for good

Posted on April 9, 2013

Detoxifying your body is a great way to eliminate toxins, waste and build up of chemicals in your body. As much as I am all for detoxifying and cleansing the body, I am not a fan of radical cleanses taking the body from your everyday diet to a drastic change of juicing and cleansing with a raw food diet.

Unless you are diagnosed with a terminal illness and see now other way out of it, don't do it! A 3,7,10 day cleanse…. I am all for it, but then please don’t ruin it by going back to your old eating habits. Stick with what you learned, how great you felt during that time, more energy, clarity, no mental fog, better sleep, your skin glow and overall well being should count to make it last a lifetime.

You see what I hear from most of my clients is that the look fine on the outside, but they can feel that something is not right on the inside. So should they detox and cleanse for a few days or should they change their nutrition habits for good?

Let’s take a closer look at what is really going on here.

From my experience the problem always is INFLAMMATION…………

Do you have weight gain that seems to just slowly creep up on you? Inflammation!

Are suffering from falling asleep or staying asleep, 3pm crashes and always feeling exhausted? Inflammation it is!

Mental fog, concentration problems, bloating…the list goes on, the end result INFLAMMATION!

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