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Dangers of technology are everywhere

Dangers of Technology

Dangers of Technology

As a nutritionist in Denver, not only do I teach my clients about holistic nutriton, meditation, deep breathing, Earthing and circadian rhythm, but I also teach them about the dangers of technology when technology is used too often and at the wrong times. The dangers of technology apply to cell phones, computers, televisions and all other electromagnetic and wireless devices. One of the biggest dangers of technology is the electromagnetic frequency (EMFs) that is given off by these devices. These electromagnetic fields are affecting our immune systems, endocrine systems and even our cellular systems, especially the health of our mitochondria. 

Here are some tips to mitigate the EMF dangers of technology. EMF Warriors

  1. Get into the habit of waking up and getting morning sun. Nothing beats the full spectrum rays coming from the sun. Expose your face and whole body if you can for about 30 minutes a day. 
  2. If you can’t use a landline to make a call, use speaker mode on your smartphone holding the phone at least 30 cm away from your body. If you need privacy, purchase a pair of air tube headsets.
  3. Use ethernet cables instead of wi-fi  to connect all computers (includes baby monitors and tablets) to the internet, rather than a wireless router. 
  4. If you have to work with electronic devices at night, wear blue blocking glasses. The glasses help reduces the intensity of the blue light getting into your eyes, and reduce the degree to which melatonin is suppressed in your system. 
  5. Most of all, whenever you can, take a break and get out in nature.  Get some sun, get some surf, and put your bare feet on the ground, whether that’s on weekends, on holidays or before work.

The other dangers of technology involve isolation, bad posture and just too much time on the internet and not enough time with your fellow human beings. I feel that we are on the slippery slope to our society becoming less human and more machine like. Set boundaries for yourself and for your children, if you have children, in regards to internet, cell phone and television usage. 

Here is a video of mine about the dangers of technology in regards to our social environment and our connection with other people. As a nutritionist in Denver, my passion is helping you to achieve awesome health. 

How To Stay Fit And Active Outside The Gym

Many folks do not like to go to the gym and other folks like to mix their fitness routine up with going to the gym and engaging in exercise outside the gym.  Here is a great article entitled “How To Stay Fit and Active Outside the Gym” by Eric Bogy, content manager at Fit&Me.

Keeping your fitness levels up and staying active will require a little more than simply working out in the gym. Even if you go to the gym every day, that’s only about 7 hours per week that you are exercising. What are you doing for the other 161 hours?

Then when you take into account working late, running the kids around town, and other things that alter your schedule, counting on the gym to get all of your exercise may not be efficient. Good thing there’s a lot of practical options that can keep you fit and active outside the gym. Here is a list of activities that show you how to stay fit and active outside the gym. 

Join A Team

Don’t think that playing sports is just for youth and younger adults. Most sports for adults have age divisions and some of them go all the way up to 60 and over. Softball, soccer, basketball, Olympic weightlifting, martial arts, and dodge ball are all great choices to keep you active.

Joining a sports team also lets you kill two birds with one stone. Not only are you adding some more physical activity to your day, but it doubles as a social event. Camaraderie is always high in sports, so don’t be surprised if you become good friends with your teammates and coaches.

Training Apps

Once again, technology can help us stay fit just about anywhere. Try downloading one of the hundreds of fitness apps that are available. People who use fitness apps are more likely to stay active compared to those who don’t.  

They can assist with things like finding training partners, designing workouts, getting you ready for races, losing weight, and much more. Some of the top fitness apps for 2017 can be found here.

Walking/Hiking

You may not consider walking to be a way to get fit but think again. Going for a brisk walk is one of the best ways to stay in shape and keep your body weight down. It may be even more efficient than running when you take into account how easy it is on your joints.

Walking is easily accessible and only requires 22-35 minutes per day to lose weight. Walking in hilly areas is a good way to add some extra challenges to your ventures.

If you really want to take your walking to another level, try going on a nice long hike this weekend. Hiking on a trail may not be as accessible as walking, but it’s a more vigorous activity. It will require you to constantly adjust your pace and output to compensate for the changing terrain.    

Hiking down a trail will give you some great scenery and fresh air. This also has some added fitness benefits, including stress relief.

Cardio Equipment

Getting a quality piece of cardio equipment for your home is a great way to keep your activity levels up. Especially if your main reason for going to the gym is to use their equipment anyway. Cardio equipment that is ideal for home use includes ellipticals, Max Trainers, and rowing machines.

Using any of these pieces of equipment combined with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will give you a great workout in a short amount of time. Performing a HIIT workout burn calories, boost your metabolism, improve endurance, and promote heart health.

Follow this example below for an effective in-home HIIT workout using a Max Trainer:

  • 25 seconds of work
  • 80 seconds of rest
  • Repeat 7 more times

 

While this is a super simple and effective workout, Max Trainers are not quite as common as other pieces of cardio equipment. On the other hand, there’s a good chance that you already own an elliptical machine.

It makes no difference what type of cardio machine you have, HIIT can be performed on just about anything. An example of a great HIIT workout on an elliptical would be:

  • 20 seconds max effort
  • 10 seconds moderate effort
  • 20 seconds max effort
  • 10 seconds moderate effort
  • 20 seconds max effort
  • 10 seconds moderate effort
  • 20 seconds max effort
  • 60 seconds rest and repeat 1-2 more times

 

Yard Work

Getting outside and pulling weeds, trimming trees, and mowing the lawn are all good ways to add some activity to your week. In particular, mowing the yard is an effective way to burn calories. Only 30 minutes of lawn mowing can be enough to improve fitness levels.

These benefits are for push-mowing only. Sorry, but riding a lawn tractor doesn’t have the same positive health effects.

Just because you’re not going to the gym today, doesn’t mean that you can’t stay fit and be as active as ever. The options that were mentioned are only a fraction of the activities available. There are effective ways to exercises all over the place and you don’t even have to look hard!

 

 

Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields

Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields

Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields

Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields! Is this modern world of ours, modern technology is cool, amazing and improves our lives to some degree. However, there is a dark side to this technology because of all the electromagnetic fields that they emit.

It’s important to learn how to protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields. You may think that there are no problems with these electromagnetic fields, but there is and there is research to prove it. These electromagnetic fields are affecting our immune systems, endocrine systems and even our cellular systems, especially the health of our mitochondria.

The following article is all about learning how to Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields. This article comes from EMF Warriors. Here is the link to the article on the EMF Warrior Website. Protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields

You can also read the article below.

EMFs are everywhere but you can’t see, smell, hear, taste or touch them – the only way to determine if your home is safe for you and your children is to test. All EMF warriors who are serious about identifying nnEMFs in their environment have an EMF testing meter close at hand. To ensure you or your family are not being overexposed you need to test areas where you spend lots of time – your home, office and even your car. Testing is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family. You can also hire testing equipment or engage a professional such as a building biologist to test your environment for you.

Common sources of nnEMFs in your home or office (excluding fake lights):

  • Bluetooth devices
  • Cordless phones
  • Computers and laptops
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • Electrical wiring
  • Microwave ovens
  • ‘Smart’ appliances
  • Smart meters
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Solar panel invertors
  • TV screens
  • Wi-fi routers
  • Wireless modems
  • Wireless video game consoles
  • Wireless burglar alarms
  • Wireless baby monitors
  • Wireless printers

Some other hazards you might be exposed to that come from outside your home or office:

  • Telecommunication tower antennas and base stations
  • Radio and TV antennas
  • Electricity substations
  • High-voltage cables
  • Your neighbours’ smart meters.

The next step is to educate yourself. The best way is to join www.emfwarriors.com to access our free library and information on this website.

Here are some immediate actions everyone can take to improve their EMF hygiene

  1. Get into the habit of waking up and getting morning sun. Nothing beats the full spectrum rays coming from the sun. Expose your face and whole body if you can – about 30 minutes a day first thing around sunrise is optimal. If you can go to the beach to get the photons from the sun, electrons from the sand and minerals from the ocean. If you live away from the coast go for a bare foot walk in the park. No sunglasses.
  2. Determine if a smart meter has been installed in your meter box (usually without your permission or knowledge) If so ask your utility company to replace it.
  3. Replace all cordless phones in your home with wired versions – you could, alternatively, if you must buy a low-radiation DECT cordless phone to reduce the amount of nnEMFs travelling about.
  4. If you can’t use a landline to make a call use speaker mode on your smartphone holding the phone at least 30 cm away from your body. If you need privacy purchase a pair of air tube headsets.
  5. Use ethernet cables instead of wi-fi. Use an ethernet cable to connect all computers (includes baby monitors and tablets) to the internet, rather than a wireless router. Not everyone loves this option, as you can’t just stand up and walk around with your computer. But the extra benefit is that data transmission is much faster. Only turn on your wi-fi router when necessary, typically when visitors require access. Otherwise keep it unplugged from the electrical outlet.
  6. If you have to work with electronic devices at night, wear blue blocking glasses. (Some say you should also wear them during the day if you’re working indoors under artificial lights.) The glasses help reduces the intensity of the blue light getting into your eyes, and reduce the degree to which melatonin is suppressed in your system. You can also install f.lux on all computers; and you enable Night Shift mode on your iPhone if you have one.
  7. Build a sleep sanctuary and switch off everything in the bedroom or don’t have any devices in there to begin with. That means phones and tablets are turned off and in another room, no digital alarm clock or TV and all lights are off. Sleeping in total darkness promotes melatonin secretion in your body, and helps you rest and recover deeply.
  8. Most of all, whenever you can, take a break and get out in nature – get some sun, get some surf, and put your bare feet on the ground, whether that’s on weekends, on holidays or before work.

Outdoor Exercise improves your health

Outdoor Exercise

Hiking

Outdoor exercise is becoming more popular and for excellent reasons. Outdoor exercise brings healing and energy to all your bodies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It also stimulates and enlivens all your senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and even taste, if you bring some food, which is usually the case on long hikes, walks, or bike rides. 

Outdoor exercise brings balance to your hormones and neurotransmitters: Dopamine, Cortisol, Gaba, Melatonin, Norepinephrine, etc., and it releases endorphins, morphine-like chemicals produced by the body that help diminish pain while triggering positive feelings. They’re released from the pituitary gland of the brain during periods of exercise. Endorphins help relieve pain and induce feelings of pleasure or euphoria. YAY to outdoor exercise. 

The best outdoor exercise is whatever makes you feel the best. These days, there are many outdoor classes and activities: yoga, cross fit, boot camp, Tai Chi, hiking, walking, biking, snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing cross country skiing, skate boarding, in-line skating, and more. 

There is also that sense of peace and connection to the divine when you are in the beauty of Mother Nature. To fully get into the healing powers of Mother Nature, the best outdoor exercises are hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. With these three activities, you can really soak in the beauty of Mother Nature and in some respect, become a part of Mother Nature. 

On the whole, we have lost our way with the Earth and Mother Nature. By engaging in outdoor exercise, you can start to become more connected with the Earth and the healing powers of Mother Nature.

Here is a short video of my hike at Elk Meadow Park in Evergreen, Colorado.  

YAY to Hiking!

Probiotics ensure a healthy gut/brain connection

Probiotics

Healthy Bacteria

Probiotics are gaining momentum and for good reasons. Probiotics, also known as the friendly bacteria, are necessary for a healthy body and mind. Bacteria outnumber cells 10 to 1. On average, there are 5 pounds of bacteria in the human body. The key to a healthy micro-biome is to have the right balance of the friendly bacteria and the not as friendly bacteria. The not as friendly bacteria are necessary for a healthy micro-biome. It’s all about the correct balance. 

Since so many people are having digestive, immune, skin and brain issues, taking a high quality supplemental probiotic can start the journey to a healthier body and mind. Eating super healthy foods, including some fermented foods, is necessary to ensure the correct micro-biome balance. Some of the healthy fermented foods include sauerkraut, miso, raw yogurt and kefir, and kombucha. Other healthy protocols to ensure a healthy micro-biome include using natural and organic body care products, cutting back on taking showers every day, reducing or eliminating over the counter medications and antibiotics, and embracing dirt and germs by walking outside, barefooted, on natural surfaces such as grass, sand and dirt. Walking barefoot on the Earth’s natural surfaces is called Earthing. 

It can be overwhelming when deciding on what supplemental probiotics to take. There are dozens of choices at health food stores, many with different strains and with different amounts of probiotics, ranging from 5 billion to 400 billion. Fortunately, reviews.com has done a wonderful job of researching the maze of probiotics on the market by analyzing the effectiveness of the different probiotics based on different types of health issues. Here is the article by reviews.com on probiotics. Gut/brain connection!

Having the right balance of bacteria can also aid in healthy weight management. Here is an article from Health Ambition about probiotics and weight loss. Weight Loss!

If you need help with your gut/brain connection and micro-biome to ensure a healthier body and mind, please contact me for a free health evaluation. I offer health and wellness consultations all around the world. 

 

Earthing and barefoot walking improves overall health

Earthing and barefoot hiking

Earthing

It’s time to get back to nature by taking off your shoes and walking on the earth: grass, sand, dirt, on the beach, etc. Barefoot walking is making a come back and for good reasons. It’s called Earthing! It means living in contact with the Earth’s natural surface charge. You are grounded when you are Earthing. By barefoot walking or by just placing your bare-feet on the ground while sitting, you will receive negative electrons from the Earth and your body will feel more relaxed. Inflammation and sore muscles will decrease and your state of mind will be more joyful. There is something magical about barefoot walking on Mother Earth.

Earthing is both a timeless practice and a modern discovery. When you are grounded to the Earth, you receive healing powers from Mother Earth. Our Mother is here to help us heal.

As a kid, I remember going barefoot in the back yard and when I was at the beach. It felt good, but I did not know of the benefits and neither did anyone else. I discovered the re-born aspects of Earthing from a book, called, “Earthing: The most important health discovery ever!” The authors are Clinton Ober, Stephen Sinatra, MD and Martin Zucker. Clinton and thousands of other people, many who are documented in the book, have seen their health rebound from Earthing. It makes sense as humans for millions of years were connected to the Earth by being barefoot or by wearing shoes that connected to the Earth. Shoes of the past were made from natural plant fibers or animal hides and these shoes had the Earthing connection. Since the invention of plastic shoes, and high-heeled shoes, narrow toe box shoes, etc., the health of humans has declined with aching  joints, bad posture, back pain, foot pain, muscle soreness and overall inflammation. Inflammation is a driving component in illness and disease.

When you start to do some Earthing, take your time and just stand on the Earth’s natural surfaces. Later on, you can walk and before long, you might even go barefoot hiking. The more you do it, the better you will feel from being grounded to the Earth. Even when the weather gets cooler and eventually, cold, you can still do some Earthing. I know as I Earth in all types of weather. Your body will adapt to the ever-changing weather of Mother Earth. I have found when it’s chilly or cold, just stand in place and your bare feet will slowly warm up the ground. Strive to Earth for about 20 minutes or longer if you can. I have felt the best benefits when I Earth for at least 20 minutes, but any amount of Earthing has healing benefits.

Many people who Earth have experienced many awesome healing benefits. Here is a list of some of the health improvements that people have reported: Improved Posture, reduction and sometimes, elimination of back pain and foot pain, better sleep, increase in mental focus and power, healthier immune system, reduction in arthritis, reduction in blood pressure, reduction is stress levels, including a reduction in cortisol, increase in libido, increase in energy, healthier skin, healthier metabolism, and much more.

What are negative electrons and why does the Earth contain them? According to science, atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus. Electrons surround the nucleus. Protons have a positive charge. Electrons have a negative charge. The natural frequencies of the Earth are made up of waves of energy and the motions of subatomic particles called free electrons cause these waves. Electrons have a negative charge. These electrons give the Earth’s surface a natural, negative charge. There is a constant flow of electrons to the Earth’s surface from rain and lightning strikes. By grounding, we receive and absorb these negative electrons into our bodies. These free negative electrons reduce free radicals in our bodies and reduce chronic inflammation and bring a state of homeostasis to our bodies. Our body’s natural electric state is restored.

Here is some more wonderful information about Earthing. Information!

Constipation can lead to serious illness

Constipation is a very common health issue in our society. It can be an acute issue or a chronic issue and if it’s a chronic issue, it can lead to serious health problems. Why is constipation so prevalent? What are the main causes of constipation? 

The number one cause of constipation is the processed food that most folks are eating. This processed food is not food, it’s food like substances. (FLS) I coined this phrase last year while talking to a friend and expressing my concern and utter shock at all the FLS around us. This processed food is not recognized by the body and it’s void of any good bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins and minerals. The body has a hard time digesting this processed food and this leads to an imbalance in the micro-biome or bacteria in your gut. The bacteria are largely responsible for creating the perfect environment for creating and forming a health bowel movement. When the micro-biome is weakened, constipation sets in.

Other causes of constipation are stress, low stomach acid and taking too many pharmaceutical drugs. Stress can put your body in the sympathetic nervous system and this causes your body and mind to be on high alert for danger and this shuts down the digestive system and revs up your adrenaline, your heart rate and your respiratory system. Sadly, many people are in this sympathetic state most of the time and this hampers the digestive system.

Chronic constipation can lead to immune system problems, auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, etc., headaches and migraines, fatigue, brain fog and many other health issues.

The best solutions to end the unhealthy cycle of constipation are to eat real food, reduce stress levels, decrease or eliminate pharmaceutical drugs and to move your body in a way that you enjoy. Best foods to eat: avocados, coconut oil, olives and olive oil, pastured raised meats, eggs, steamed green vegetables, home made vegetable juice, sauerkraut, fruit, but not too much fruit and kombucha tea. Nutritional supplements consisting of probiotics, enzymes, digestive bitters and if needed, HCL with Pepsin will be helpful. Gillette Nutriton offers an amazing Probiotic/Enzyme supplement called B-Pro. Here is the link to B-Pro.

Contact Gillette Nutriton for a free evaluation on your digestive issues.  Here are more Gillette Nutriton Blogs on digestive health. Digestive Health!

Consciousness

As I reflect on the state of consciousness of this nation, I feel a possible monumental shift in awareness happening. I say possible because if this shift is to happen, you must be ready to take full responsibility for your actions and be completely honest with yourself and with your fellow human beings.

I must confess that I have not always been completely honest with myself and with others, nor did I really know what being responsible was all about.

My, how times have changed and I am forever grateful for my shift in consciousness. Every since I decided to take responsibility for my actions and to be honest, a couple of things have happened. I became more alive, an awakening to beauty and harmony. Though at times I felt fear, the truth has always set me free.

I discovered that I will always be on the journey of higher awareness and consciousness. Although at times, I wish I had not been lead to this new way of living, I simple cannot go back to my old ways. It’s impossible because once my spirit experienced truth, responsibility, and awareness; my spirit would not let me shrink back to the unconscious way of living without knowing.

The last discover I made was that I still feel pain and sadness for all the dishonesty and irresponsibility that occurs every day. It will be awhile before I lose my pain and sadness, awhile before everyone truly awakens to the truth, awhile before a new conscious revolution happens, but I patiently wait with you and all those who feel like I do, walk as I do, and everyday, finds that spark of hope, love, laughter, and gratitude that keeps us living with responsibility and honesty.