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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. 

Probiotic supplements ensure a healthy digestive system

Probiotic supplements

Probiotic supplements

Probiotic supplements are very important to take as they will help keep your micro-biome in the correct balance. Most folks are out of balance with their micro-biome and it’s affecting their health. It’s affecting their digestive health, immune system health, skin health, and brain health. Probiotic supplements can truly help, along with eating healthy foods, including fermented foods.

The following article about probiotic supplements is from Health Ranks.  

Here is the first part of the article.  It’s entitled “The Top 5 Probiotic Supplements of 2017.”

Probiotic supplements are blends of millions of different microorganisms that benefit your digestive system and immunity.

80% of your immune system is located in your digestive track. Probiotics are a great solution to make sure you’re staying on top of your digestive and immune health.

You basically feed your body with helpful bacteria to fight off the bad bacteria. Pretty cool right?

Taking a probiotic supplement is one of the most effective preventative measures you can take to promote overall digestive and immune system health.

So how do probiotic supplements work and are they really worth it?

We’ll get to this, along with the benefits, possible side effects, and details on how to take probiotics.

First, we’ve ranked the best probiotic supplements of 2017, according to price, product quality, and customer reviews.

So what’s the overall best probiotic supplement of 2017?

To read the rest of this fantastic article, follow this link: Probiotic Supplements.

 

 

 

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.

Work Related Stress is a Huge Health Issue

Work Related Stress Reduction Seminars

Work Related Stress Reduction Seminars

Work related stress is a big health issue affecting productivity, communication, morale, and the overall health of leadership and employees. Work related stress does not have to be this way. Work related stress can be reduced.

Char Miller with Char from HR and I are teaming together to offer Leadership Conferences & Seminars, Career Strategy Workshops, and Employee Lunch & Learns for businesses and organizations. Our venture is called VITA for VITALITY!

Executive Leadership and HR : Does your organization struggle with employee engagement, productivity, customer service, achievement of organizational goals, and attracting and retaining top talent? Does the phrase “not hitting target”, “no work-life balance”, and “lack of performance” come up in leadership meetings often? Is it difficult to create a culture of wellness where your talent staff and leadership teams can achieve success?

Do your staff and leaders feel or act Burned Out?

Talented Employees: Do you suffer from the white-knuckle syndrome? Do you dread going to your job? Have you lost your energy, excitement, and enthusiasm with your career? Do you feel tired hours before the end of your workday? Do you suffer with high stress and cortisol levels? Do you feel as if you are in a constant state of fear worrying you will not meet expectations?

Do you feel Burned Out?

If you answered yes to any of these leadership and career barriers, turn to Char from HR and Greg Gillette with Gillette Nutrition for help! We help talent achieve company mission, vision, and goals. We help talent find the power to live and grow in a dream career and live a healthy life-style to achieve success!

Attention:

HR Leaders, Executives, CEOs:

To improve: Employee Wellness, Engagement, Productivity …Book a customized event for your teams! Rates as low as $260 an hour. Hourly rate depends on time needed to meet your organization’s wellness & talent needs. With a healthy work environment, attract and retain the best talent!

 

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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!

Super Foods for Super Health and Vitality

Super Foods seem to be the big rage these days. It seems that many nutritionists and other natural health practitioners are talking about super foods. The issue I see is that all these super foods being promoted are vegan. Some vegan foods are super healthy, but from the research I have done, the best diet for most people includes animal proteins and animal fats. 

These vegan super foods are healthy, but one can not live on them and they are lacking or are deficient in several vitamins and minerals found only in animal foods such as Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Iron and Zinc. 

The vegan super foods most talked about are spirulina, chlorella, turmeric, raw cocoa, wheat grass, beets, lemons, apple cider vinegar, moringa leaf, matcha green tea and maca. As I stated above, these foods are wonderful and healthy, but for most of us, we need a mixture of super foods from plants and animals. 

Chlorella is a top notch super food. Follow this link to read a wonderful article about Chlorella, written by Kate Forsyth. Super Chlorella! 

Some of my favorite super foods that will give your body and mind the key nutrients to be full of energy and vitality include the following: grass fed red meat, pastured eggs, wild fish, oysters, raw honey, avocados, cod liver oil, fresh vegetable juice, raw butter, raw olive oil, bone broth, and berries. All these foods need to be organic, hormone free, GMO free and pastured raised to ensure that you are obtaining the best and most nutritious foods available. 

Start off with eating more pastured eggs and making fresh vegetable juice. Later, incorporate some wild fish and grass fed red meat. Eat one tablespoon of local raw honey every day. Make some bone broth and find a source of raw butter. Make my favorite power smoothie/pudding: one avocado, a cup of berries and 2-3 raw eggs, all blended together in a blender. This smoothie/pudding is a power house of nutrition!

 

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!

Mother Nature is healing!

Mother Nature is just outside waiting for you to embrace her healing benefits. Too many people have lost their way with connecting with Mother Nature. Getting outside and moving your body has many health benefits such as vitamin D production from the Sunlight, improved cardiovascular health, improved mental health and improved joint and muscle health. Spending time with Mother Nature triggers a good balance in various hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and cortisol. When your hormones and neurotransmitters are in balance, you feel wonderful, in body and mind.

The following article goes into more detail about the benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. Here is the link to the article. Get Outdoors! Here is the link to the Author, Amy Whitley. 

Here is the full article about getting outside and spending time with Mother Nature.

The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented, known to reduce stress and increase “feel good” hormones like dopamine. But many of us seeking better mind-body heath overlook the benefits found in simply spending time outdoors. It turns out the age-old adage is correct: fresh air is good for you! While outdoor physical activities such as jogging, trail running, and hiking combine both physical exercise and the outdoors for a mental health boost jackpot, according to both the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School, simply spending time in nature in any form can improve your mental outlook, in addition to providing physical benefits. How refreshing!

Ways in Which the Outdoors Boosts Mental Health

Getting outside and taking a stroll truly can clear your head while also boosting your immune system and elevating your sense of well-being. If you can get outdoors regularly, you can trade seasonal light therapy boxes and artificial indoor lighting for natural light, which floods your body with vitamin D and immediately improves your mood. Just 15 minutes of natural sunlight per day is known to reduce depression and anxiety levels. Perhaps even more importantly, vitamin D and all that natural sunlight helps you sleep better at night. A study out of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine noted that natural sunlight helps set our body’s internal clocks. And the better rested we are, the better our mood and mental state.

But stepping outside does more than offer sunshine. Studies show that those living in urban environments have to contend with sensory overload on a daily basis, causing what researchers call cognitive fatigue. Finding green space or stepping into a park or garden can give the brain a break from urban stimuli. A recent epidemiological study has shown that people who move to greener urban areas benefit from sustained improvements in their mental health, according to Frontiers in Psychology. In fact, a recent Scandinavian study found that office workers with even views of trees or nature had lower stress levels than those who had city views.

Nature improves concentration as well, helping both children with attention deficit disorders as well as elderly citizens combating dementia or Alzheimer’s. Without the rush of man-made stimuli, the human mind is freed up to be more creative, and having lower stress levels allows us to focus on the task at hand better. This is why you might get your best ideas during a day fishing on the lake, or make that breakthrough on a work-related problem while on a walk in the woods.

How to Make it Happen: Getting into Nature

Getting your daily dose of nature doesn’t have to involve traveling long distances or taking up extreme outdoor sports like backpacking or kayaking. While a daily walk or bike ride is ideal, any green space can boost your mood and lower your stress and anxiety levels. Even sitting outside on a patio or balcony can give you access to sunshine and, at the very least, a skylight over your work or living space can provide natural light. Consider walking or biking to work each day, taking a new route through a green space or park instead of along city streets, or opting for the scenic commute instead of the freeway.

While outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and skiing successfully combine exercise with outdoor stimulation, any form of outdoor living will elevate your mental health. Simply walking through a forest has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reduce blood pressure and heart rate. So take a daily walk, try your hand at fishing, or simply sit and read in a garden to see benefits.

Attention Restoration Theory

Capitalizing on the restorative properties of peaceful outdoor settings doesn’t mean city life is all bad. Living in an urban environment is a happy reality for many who have chosen to live and work in urban centers, and has many upsides. This is where Attention Restoration Theory (ART) comes in.

The thinking behind ART is that urban settings can have an excess of stimuli (car horns, sirens, people) that demand our attention whether we are consciously paying attention to them or not, whereas natural settings require our attention but also reward us with feelings of pleasure and help restore our attention. For urban dwellers, visiting a setting such as a park can feel like an oasis, in that it provides the feeling of “getting away” even though you may only be minutes away from your office.

Getting outdoors to feel happier and healthier is both intuitive and backed by medical science! Make yourself a promise to spend just 15 minutes or more in a natural environment per day to reap the rewards.

Circadian rhythm

Circadian rhythm is becoming more popular and for great reasons. When you strive to follow circadian rhythm you will begin to feel better. You will have more energy, a stronger immune system, a better working mind, a better sex life and a happier outlook on life. 

By following Circadian rhythm your hormones, especially leptin and melatonin, will become more effective in helping you feel amazing. Most folks are bathed in artificial lights too much and for too many hours after the sun sets. This throws off the production, timing and effectiveness of leptin and melatonin and a host of other hormones and neurotransmitters such as insulin, cortisol, dopamine and serotonin.

A huge health issue in the world is the lack of quality sleep. With staying up way past dark in artificial lights, melatonin will be greatly affected and it will not be sufficiently produced. The blue light from the cell phone, computer screen and light bulbs blocks the enzyme that converts serotonin to melatonin. Insomnia sets in and major immune problems can come into play because melatonin is the body’s main anti-oxidant and the body needs sleep to repair and to rebuild. Another hormone, that is a major anti-oxidant, is prolactin. Prolactin will only turn on if there has been sufficient production of melatonin. No wonder so many people have compromised immune systems. 

Strive to do your best in following the sun and circadian rhythm around the year and the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. 

Here is a video of mine on the benefits of wearing blue light blocking glasses

Blue Blockers

Here is another article from the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Weston A. Price

Following Circadian Rhythm will truly improve your health: physically, mentally and emotionally.