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Tis the season to be tipsy!

Maybe we can all enjoy our cocktails with a little less guilt. I found a product by Life Extension that actually protects your liver while you consume. Genius, right?

Free radicals are produced when we drink. These free radicals are toxic and wreak havoc throughout our whole body. This product acts as a kind of antidote. It contains N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) which blocks the devastating effects of these free radicals. N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a powerful antioxidant and also a precursor to Glutathione, which is one of the most important antioxidants/molecules to prevent disease and keep us healthy. Your body luckily produces its own glutathione, but poor diet, pollution, toxins, stress, medications, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione. This leaves you susceptible to free radicals, infections and cancer. Your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification.

Life Extension Anti-Alcohol Antioxidant Capsules protects liver cells from the free radical damage of alcohol consumption. You should take it before and after drinking. This is not meant as an anti-hang over remedy, although in some people it could have that effect.

 

Cheers to a fabulous holiday season!

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Have you ever wondered how you should be eating to feel the best you possibly can?
Duh. Of course you have! This is the biggest mystery for a lot of people. We are told that we should eat the following diets: Raw, Cooked, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Atkins, etc etc. All of these diets have special things about them that work for different people. I think the goal should be to find what combination works for you.
Ideally I believe that it is a combination of all of them.
There are times when your body needs cooked nourishing foods and then there are times when your body needs raw cleansing foods. There are days when I need meat, and then days when I am just not feeling it and I want mostly vegetables and rice. We are ever changing beings and on a cellular level you literally make a new body every 7 years. That allows for a lot of constantly changing dietary needs. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into one way of strict eating, it can be dangerous and even worse, really BORING!!
This fun test is just one of the many ways you can get a feel for what/how you should be eating. The test is adapted from the book, The Metabolic Typing Diet, William L. Wolcott and Trish Fahey. But remember this information is meant to be used as a guide, you will need to come back to it in time to see how your body’s needs have changed. For instance when I first did this test 5 years ago, I was a protein type, I needed a lot of fat and meat and now I am a mixed type, I need meat, fat and carbs. (You’re probably thinking well, duh, we all need protein fat and carbs, but it’s the ratio that matters).
Use common sense and trust your “gut”, your cravings will usually tell you what you need at a given moment (minus my cravings for french fries and ranch). For instance, you know when it’s a certain time of the month and you just NEED a cheeseburger? Iron baby. Iron. Listen to your body.
Metabolic Typing Questionnaire
Broccoli&Botox Metabolic Typing Questionnaire
Should I be eating more protein and less carbs or mostly carbs and less fat or some combination of the two? These are the answers you will receive.

Answer truthfully, not just how you think you should answer. Take your time.

If you have ANY questions, please email me and we can chat! We can figure out the other pieces to your puzzle, like what nutrients you are missing and what supplements you need. Click here to make an appointment.

P.S. I would love comments on how the test went for you!

XOXO

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MY TOP 10 BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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You will surely notice that I am obsessed with oils. Yep. I love them.

1. Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer I mix this with the illumizer for a nice creamy glow. If you find it’s a little dry, just add a little moisturizer 2. Monoi Tiare Tahiti (coconut oil w/ Gardenia) 4 Ounces 3. Epicuren KUKUI COCONUT MOISTURIZER (16 oz) 4. Josie Maran Illuminizer   5. ALTERNA BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist, 4.2 fl oz I spray this on my ends when I don’t wash my hair and on the rest of my hair for shine and a great smell 6.NUXE Huile Prodigieuse I use this oil at night on my face a chest or in the morning just on my chest for a heavenly smell and moisturized look 7.Coconut and Papaya Body Wash  This body wash is minorly exfoliating and smells divine  8.Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil I use coconut oil to wash my face, eat, cook, etc!  9. Aveda Volumizing Tonic  This gives great volume and protection 10. Osea Undaria Oil I use this on my face and chest at night

 

XOXO

 

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