Wellness Coaching – Your Brain was Designed for Ketones

We Americans spend 17% of our GDP on healthcare. That’s roughly double what other countries spend. So, if we’re spending $1.2 Trillion a year, why are so many of us dropping like flies from epidemics such as cancer, heart disease and stroke? I believe that the major contributing factors include our stress-induced lifestyle, diet, and our body’s inability to rid itself of harmful toxins. More specifically, most diseases in our culture are directly related to our dependency on sugar for fuel.

Wellness Coaching – The Dangers of a Sugar-Based Diet

It takes about six to eight weeks (depending on the person) to reprogram the body to become accustomed to living on ketones, rather than glucose. When it does, you’ll find that it is well worth the time and effort. Diets that are high in sugar and starch have been shown to cause insulin-resistant problems such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, ADHD, hypothyroidism, irritability, and severe mood swings. Other health related problems from a nutrient-deficient, high starch diet include irritable bowel syndrome, acne, yeast infections, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, acid reflux, and systemic candida.

Health Counseling – Leptin; the Hormone in Charge

When the body depends on sugar for fuel, it impedes the normal functions of leptin, the “chief” of the hormonal chain of command. Leptin is in charge of your pituitary hormones, which regulate your thyroid functions. The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and governs how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. If you have chronic fatigue or are cold all the time, it’s probably going to be thyroid related.

Wellness Coaching – The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The health benefits of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids were discovered in the 1970s by researchers studying the Greenland Intuit Tribe. The Greenland Inuit people consumed large amounts of fat from seafood, but displayed virtually no heart disease. The high intake of omega-3 fatty acids by the Inuit actually showed to reduce heart rate, triglycerides, blood pressure, and atherosclerosis.

Wellness Coaching – The Benefits of Upper Cervical Care

In 1995, I was introduced to a specific type of chiropractic care known as “upper cervical care”. At that time, X-rays were taken by a chiropractic physician of my skull and upper spine and it was revealed that I had developed an abnormal curvature of my top vertebrae known as a vertebral subluxation. I was then shown an X-ray of a normal, healthy spine and the difference was dramatic.

Wellness Coaching – Shifting Your Fuel from Sugar to Ketones

When you eliminate sugar and starchy carbohydrates from the diet, the brain begins to shift its source of energy for fuel from glucose to ketones. Ketones are the energy units found in fat. Not only does the brain prefer ketones over sugar for fuel, it operates much more effectively and efficiently on them. As a result, you won’t need to consume as many calories as you did as a carbivore. This allows you to maintain your ideal body weight without having to go on starvation diets.

Wellness Coaching – Most Americans are Malnourished

Most people are malnourished. I’m not talking about people living in impoverished, third-world nations either. I’m talking about middle-class Americans. Because their diet consists mainly of starch, sugar, and GMO’s (genetically modified organisms), the body is prevented from the intake of trace minerals, essential fatty acids, and anti-oxidants that it requires to rebuild and repair tissue, and to maintain a slightly alkaline state.

Wellness Coaching – Getting the Body Alkaline

Your body is more intelligent than you are. It also has the amazing capability to regenerate itself. Its innate intelligence can replace nearly every cell in your body every eight to ten months. Why not empower it to replace your damaged cells with perfectly healthy cells? The best Wellness Coaches will teach you that there are typically only three factors that block the body’s self-healing power: Stress, toxins, and a vertebral subluxation.