Posted on September 12, 2011 Dr Aimée Shunney and Chef Jenny Brewer
Sail through the holidays feeling your best, with your immune system humming right along, making healthy choices because you feel great and want to keep feeling great. Sound too good to be true? We think it is totally possible.
Here are four reasons why RIGHT NOW is the perfect time for Cleanse Organic:
Since food allergy tests from your regular doctor won’t include delayed-response food allergies, food sensitivities, or food intolerances (see previous blog), an Elimination and Challenge diet (ECD) is considered the gold standard for determining how the food you eat makes you feel.
Did you know that sea vegetables contain up to ten to twenty times the minerals of other foods? These veggies from the sea are absolutely loaded with minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc. They are also the richest whole food source of iodine, a mineral that helps to keep the thyroid functioning properly.
When most people think of a food allergy, they think of the child who eats a peanut and needs to be rushed to the ER because she can’t breathe. This is an immediate-response reaction where something big happens in 1-2 hours. Delayed-response food allergies are harder to quantify, as symptoms can take 3-4 days to manifest, making it difficult to relate it back to what you ate, especially if it’s something you eat often, like wheat or dairy
Learning how to make healthy, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory foods taste delicious is one of the core concepts of the Cleanse Organic program. It sounds simplistic, yet if you know how to make healthy food taste amazing, aren’t you more likely to want to eat it? That leads to making a healthy diet something that is sustainable instead of something you go on and off of because you just can’t stand one more plate of steamed vegetables with lemon.
Bottom line: food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances are not the same. Testing for them is not the same. What happens when you have one vs. the other is not the same. All food allergies are not even the same!
Here’s what IS the same: food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances are all adverse reactions to foods (ARFs), and ARFs are NOT GOOD!
The problem with most diets is that they aren’t sustainable. If you are dreaming of cream puffs when your carbohydrate restricted diet is over, guess what? You will eventually eat cream puffs and chances are you will berate yourself for it, and the cycle begins. Really, is quick weight loss really worth this kind of turmoil?
Posted on July 11, 2011 By Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney
Before we proceed, let’s get one thing straight. I LOVE the sun. I want to get that out there so that you can read this without imagining that I walk around outside with an umbrella or that I never touch my pale toe to beach sand. I am like many of you. I probably get too much sun. BUT! I have gotten much better in the last 10 years with my sun exposure/sun protection habits and, as with everything, I believe that good information only leads to better behavior. That is why I impart this less than exciting but oh-so-important info to you. More
Eat more fiber. You hear that a lot, right? You certainly hear Chef Jenny and I say it a whole bunch - and if you listened to our recent show, ‘Okey Dokey, Artichokey’, well, you heard it there, too. Artichokes are an excellent source of fiber – a medium sized one had over 5g. They are also a great source of inulin which is a part of fiber that is very important for digestive health and balancing blood sugar.
The song, “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” sure has it right: this seasonal fruit is just delicious. Turns out, cherries are also super-nutritious, and are classifed as a super-fruit. Compounds in cherries, called anthocyanins, are phytochemicals known as flavonoids.
Here are three easy ways to include more tart cherries in your diet...