Tips For Solving Gas And Bloating Issues

I have come across many people who have made drastic changes to improve their lifestyle with a healthy diet and exercise. I just love it when a person tells me they are now eating properly according to the advice that I have provided either in person or on this blog.

But I have discovered a common question arises when many people change their diets.

“Why am I bloating?” Or “Why the gas?”

I know bloating is uncomfortable. Nobody enjoys that feeling of what feels like a bowling ball in their gut after eating a seemingly healthy meal.

And, who likes gas except that baby who is sitting in a bathtub making bubbles from their behind? Yes, all Mothers and Fathers should know what I am talking about there.

I must first tell you that I am extremely proud of you that you have made the eating changes needed so you live a healthier life. And, I can help you with the bloating and gas issue I believe. The issue is with some of the foods or drinks you are ingesting.

So I am going to tell you some alternatives. But before I do, let me explain why you are getting gas or bloating.

Items that will not digest easily

There are certain foods that are not easy for our system to digest. They are known as FODMAPs. That acronym stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. While I know that the majority of readers probably do not understand those words, the word fermentable should catch your eye.

Alcoholic drinks are fermented. When foods do not digest in your GI tract, they ferment in your gut and that is what causes gas and bloating.

But there are alternatives, so I will share some of the foods that are causing these issues and what you can do to bypass those foods and still get the nutrition you need.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Certain vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale in raw form are known to cause bloating. This is because of the high fiber content that your system plays havoc breaking down.

But you need the nutrients these vegetables give, so the best methods to solve this issue is to steam the vegetables. By doing so, you soften the fiber and it is easier to digest.

And to really make it easier on your system, after steaming, add them to a broth or soup.

For kale lovers, if it is bloating you bad, try switching to watercress. As for cabbage, sauerkraut is much easier to digest.

Dairy

Milk is high on the bloating list. It is a hard to digest item because of the lactose.

I often recommend Coconut or Almond milk. They have a much higher content of vitamins and minerals anyway.

Carbonated Drinks

Maybe you like the fizz in seltzer water, but it doesn’t like you. Carbonated drinks are known to cause high levels of gas. If you just like the flavor in comparison to regular H2O, try drinking water with lemon or lime juice added.

Or you could add ½ part Apple Cider Vinegar to 8 parts water, a sprinkle of ginger and some raw honey. Hmm, hmm good.

Beans and Legumes

I still remember that little tune we sang as kids:

Beans beans,

that wonderful fruit.

The more you eat;

the more you toot!

Yes, beans and legumes are known to cause gas. But it is a great source of protein. I suggest switching up to eggs or organic grass fed beef.

Garlic

Garlic is wonderful but it is hard for our systems to digest. The best alternative is to use Chives instead. No, they won’t match that Garlic flavor, but they digest much easier.

Onions

Onions are a flavor that cannot be matched, but they are also quite bad on digestive systems. Not only bloating, they can cause indigestion and acid reflux.

But how to leave onions out of your recipes? That is not a simple answer, but the best bet is to use onion infused oils. Extra virgin olive oil normally has onion infused in it.

Apples

Here is another item that is difficult to tell you to stop eating. The vitamins and mineral content is fabulous in an apple. But the high fiber content and high fructose make apples a common bloating problem.

Try cooking them and making applesauce. Or switch to fruits like berries, grapes or melons.

Conclusion

So are there any other food items that seem to be giving you bloating or gas issues?

Feel free to share them with us and I will explain some alternatives.

I want you to maintain a healthy diet, but I don’t want you feeling like you have a rock in your stomach. So ask those questions and I will give you an answer that will hopefully help you overcome this issue.

Thank you for stopping by today. Will you do me a favor? Please share on your social media so others can have this info.

Thanks again and have a great week.

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How Is Your Mitochondria Doing?

I bet there are many people who are saying what Tara? What exactly are you talking about… Mitochondria?

I honestly wish I could see the expressions on your faces.

Let me explain…

What mitochondria is

In technical terms, every living organism has cells. Plants, animals and humans are made up of one to millions of cells. Cells contain DNA and RNA, and they also carry out needed functions for survival of that living organism; this would include metabolism and protein synthesis.

The cells have components which are called organelles. These organelles complete certain tasks. One of those organelles is the mitochondria. Its primary function is the generation of energy. Mitochondria are unlike most organelles in that they have their own set of DNA and genes that encode proteins.

The main function of mitochondria is to metabolize or break down carbohydrates and fatty acids in order to generate energy. When any living organism begins to lose mitochondria, it begins to deteriorate. If you see a tree dying, it has lost most of its mitochondria.

So, the key to a long and fruitful life is to keep and maintain your mitochondria

To paint a picture, I would describe mitochondria like your heart inside of a small cell. Not all cells have mitochondria, but cells within major organs such as:

  • Your brain
  • Your heart
  • Kidneys
  • etc

Do have mitochondria. Muscle cells have mitochondria. Nearly any part of your body which requires energy has cells that have mitochondria.

But as we age and deteriorate, we lose mitochondria. Loss of mitochondria is a major factor in age related diseases and such.

Loss of mitochondria is linked to serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and more. So essentially, optimizing mitochondrial function can provide the benefits we need to live a long and happy life.

It comes down to feeding our bodies the proper nutrients to allow our mitochondria to work properly. Not to mention, create new mitochondria.

So how can we take care of our mitochondria?

I am a huge fan of Dr. Mercola. In a recent article with Dr. Rhonda Patrick, they get very technical about mitochondria. It can be a “hard read,” but you can see it here. I do want to give some key takeaways on how Dr. Mercola explains how we can help our mitochondrial functions.

Fasting

As I have often said, we want our bodies burning the fat. We want to really reduce carbohydrates, but Dr. Mercola points out that intermittent fasting will force our mitochondria to do their jobs. To build the energy levels, they will burn that fat during fasting periods. It is like giving your mitochondria a good workout.

He also points out that we should avoid late night eating. Our bodies do not burn many calories as we sleep, and the mitochondria will actually create free radicals from the food we eat late at night. So our mitochondria can also work against us if we do not treat them right. The mitochondria can actually create too many free radicals which are linked to where cancer comes from.

Dr. Patrick believes a Ketogenic diet can actually kill cancer cells.

Aging

Aging can be a factor, but proper care of your mitochondria is a key in your biological age versus your perceived age.

We all have met people who look and act far younger than what their birth certificate says, and just the opposite; I have met young people who look and act 10 years older than they really are.

And, we read where people long ago lived much longer years than the average today. Why? Because they maintained healthy mitochondria.

Feed your mitochondria

There are certain nutrients that can give you maximum results in mitochondrial functions. I suggest you consider:

  • A CoQ10 supplement
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • L-Carnitine
  • All B vitamins
  • D-ribose
  • Omega 3 Fatty acids
  • Magnesium

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Other ways to help your mitochondria

You need proper sleep to have balanced mitochondria. You see, while you are in the deep sleep, the mitochondria are working hard cleaning your brain of cellular waste.

You also need exercise. Be it:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • or any other forms of exercise

you need exercise… Your mitochondria need you to exercise. So schedule exercise and do it. Don’t procrastinate.

Conclusion

So how is your mitochondria doing? If you follow the plan, they will be doing much better.

If you have any questions or you need any assistance on your nutrition or exercise plan, just post in the comment section below or feel free to contact me.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Use The Most Powerful Antioxidant Known To Man

Nearly every healthy food item has some antioxidants in them. But through processing, cooking and other things done with these foods, many of the antioxidants are depleted.

Scientists have discovered that there is one antioxidant that is more powerful than all other antioxidants put together.

The beautiful colors

The antioxidants that I speak of is what gives many of our wonderful foods their beautiful colors.regenalife astaxanthin

  • Those amazing red beets
  • The colorful orange carrots
  • The green in sea grasses

These all come from Carotenoids compounds in foods. There are many types of Carotenoids and one of the most well known is Beta Carotene.

Carotenoids are actually the antioxidants that turn Flamingos pink. They are born white but they eat many Carotenoids that turn their complexion pink and also give them energy, stamina and overall, good health.

The most powerful Carotenoid

As I stated, scientists have found what is the most powerful Carotenoid known to humans. It is called astaxanthin.

They have discovered that astaxanthin is 54 times stronger than beta carotene and 65 times stronger than Vitamin C.

One of the primary sources of astaxanthin is in salmon. That is what turns this fish the pink color (and I don’t believe you want to eat a pink flamingo). But not everyone is a fish lover and they still need this highly powerful antioxidant, so I will share at the end of this post where you can get this powerful antioxidant.

But first, let’s look at the many benefits.

Benefits of astaxanthin

There are so many benefits of this wonderful antioxidant… Let me just list a few:

  • Unlike beta carotene, astaxanthin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier
  • It protects your brain and nervous system from oxidative stress
  • Also, it helps to increase strength and improve your overall stamina and endurance
  • And enables quicker recovery after your workouts
  • It reduces your joint and muscle soreness caused by vigorous exercise
  • Astaxanthin has been shown to effectively scavenge free radicals from muscle tissue and help reduce singlet oxygen
  • It protects your eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration and blindness
  • And protects your brain from dementia and Alzheimer’s

And just like it protects the plants and animals from the damaging sun rays, it will also protect our skin.

Why the astaxanthin supplement I am recommending is your best choice

While you may think that you can get your astaxanthin from salmon, I want to point out some facts.

  • Wild Pacific Salmon is expensive
  • You will need to eat 3 to 4 ounces of that Salmon to get the same benefits as this supplement
  • There has been a high risk of mercury and other heavy metals from Ocean fish.

Astaxanthin is a Carotenoid produced by the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis.

The supplement I am sharing is organically produced and extracted using safe processes. You will not have to worry about heavy metals because it is independently tested for safety.

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I know you will see great results in your well being. I take it regularly as does many people I know and everyone has only great things to say about how this amazing supplement has given their life a new feel. More energy and a lot more.

I really suggest you give it a try because you will be happy you did.

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Thank you for visiting and please share this with your friends and family too. They need this super antioxidant too!

 

Eat Fat To Get Flat

It seems like an oxymoron but the truth is, you can eat high fat and get a flat stomach. So many people are wondering how to get rid of that belly flab and the answer is right in front of them.

Eat high fat

Here are some foods that are quite high in fat content that can help you have that flatter stomach and a trimmer figure.

Remember to lower your carbohydrate intake and raise your fat intake, and you will burn off the flab that is unsightly.

Eating more fat is extremely important to reduce the overall desire for sugar. Sugar is a huge problem in today’s world. We see high rates of diabetes and heart disease, and the culprit is sugar.

When you ingest more fat, the urge for sugar dissipates. So eat more fat and you will want less sugar.

Try enjoying more of these foods:

Nuts

Nuts of all kinds are a great snack item and they are also great at trimming the flab from your body. Nuts are high in fat content, and they are also high in protein and fiber. The best nuts to eat are raw nuts. Stay clear of processed nuts which could have additives that are not good for you. So eat some:

  • Walnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • and others

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has many benefits, but it must be dark chocolate and not milk chocolate. Look at the cacao content and try to purchase dark chocolate with a content level of 72% or higher.

Also, just look at the fat content and carb content. Make sure the fat content is higher than the carbohydrate content.

It is a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthy way.

Avocados

Avocados are extremely high in fats, but they are the healthy fats. Plus, avocados are full of vitamins and minerals. They are one of nature’s super foods.

Try topping salads or sandwiches with avocados. You will be happy you did.

One more thing… Avocados are a great means of appetite control. So if you are feeling hungry, snack on a couple slices of avocado.

Coconut

Here is another super food given to us by Mother Nature. Coconut has high levels of good fat content. There are so many varieties of coconut products and ways you can use coconut.

  • Make recipes using coconut flour
  • Use coconut oil on your skin or for cooking
  • Coconut milk is much healthier than normal milk
  • Try drinking some refreshing coconut water

Grass fed Beef

Red meat is only bad for you if the cow is fed an improper diet. Cows have been getting fed hormones and grains that do effect the people eating the meat. But searching out fully organic, grass fed beef is a healthy meat to eat. Grass fed beef has high levels of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is a healthy fat that helps humans burn fat and build muscle.

So go ahead and eat a grass fed hamburger.

Grass fed Butter

Stay clear of margarine! Real butter is a whole lot safer for you and better yet, find grass fed butter. Yes, it is high in fat, but don’t let that have you assuming you will get fat from that fat. It will help you lose belly fat because it starts the fat burning process in your system.

While grass fed butter is higher priced, it is well worth it in health value for your body.

Organic eggs

It is important that you purchase eggs from organic farms where the chickens are allowed to roam and eat a natural diet.

Eggs are high in protein and the egg yolks have so many nutrients that a human needs in their diet.

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Thiamin
  • B6
  • Folate
  • B12
  • Panthothenic acid
  • Vitamins A, D, E, and K

Conclusion

So as you can see, you can eat fat to get thin. It does work. The flab will disappear by ingesting a high fat and low carb diet.

I suggest you give it a go and come back and tell me your thoughts after following this plan.

Thank you for visiting and you can leave any questions or comments below.

The Many Benefits Of Curcumin

I have found that curcumin is a miracle of Mother Nature. It is a chemical that is produced by several species

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of plants with the primary plant being turmeric. It is a member of the ginger family. And while no actual guaranteed results have been shown, many cancer patients have shown great results when taking curcumin supplements.

I want to take you through a list of the many other benefits of this plant based chemical:

People in India have realized the benefits for many years

As I stated earlier, turmeric is the main holder of curcumin, and people of India would regularly ingest turmeric for relief of inflammation. It shows a huge antioxidant effect. But turmeric itself does not have high amounts of curcumin in it, so they would have to ingest large quantities. Now that technology has provided a way to separate the curcumin from the plant, people can get the benefits without having to ingest as much.

Curcumin has shown to be a benefit to our brains

  • It is a natural anti-depressant
  • It protects the brain from aging processes and slows the onset of Alzheimers
  • Studies have shown that curcumin has great possibilities of treating neurological issues
  • Relieves stress and anxiety

and so much more.

A list of other possible curcumin benefits

The possible benefits seem to be endless as scientists look closer at this miracle plant based chemical. Let me just start listing all that is being researched or has been found as benefits:

  1. Cancers: Liver, pancreatic, breast, colon, lung, prostate, brain, leukemia
  2. Microbial infections: It’s anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial
  3. Arthritis
  4. Liver damage
  5. Diabetes
  6. Dry eyes
  7. Weight management
  8. Metal toxicity
  9. Gastric ulcers
  10. Traumatic brain injuries

Curcumin will stimulate your gallbladder.

Curcumin fights multiple sclerosis and psoriasis.

Curcumin is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. So it is a great defense against HIV, Hepatitis and other blood born diseases.

Curcumin defeats toxins and destroys the bad effects of fluoride.

Curcumin has shown a great support in women’s health.

Curcumin protects kidneys.

Overall, it seems that curcumin is the supplement the human race needs consistently.

But like any good thing, taking curcumin in too high of doses can be bad for you. So you need to follow the directions and take it properly. It has been found that it is good to consume it with some coconut milk as the coconut milk helps the curcumin react quickly and the body accepts it evenly.

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Thank you for visiting and if you have any questions, just post them below.