Today’s Health Shocker!

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Here’s Today’s Health Shocker!

Did you know that 100 trillion bacteria take up residence in your body? That’s more than ten times the amount of cells in your body!

This is why a healthy immune system is so important. With 70 percent of our immune system in our gut, it’s no secret that the food we put in our mouth affects our health tremendously. So next time you reach for a bite to eat, think of the adverse effect it can take on your health. Take a little time to invest in you, and make a small step by incorporating healthier options of the foods you already love into your diet.

Need some assistance or motivation to change your unhealthy habits? Let’s talk. Call me at (360) 836-4559 to set up a free consultation or reach me on the web at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com

To your health –

Health Coach Autumn

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I’ve become a doTERRA essential oil addict!

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Essential oils are so amazing!  Wait, let me say it again.  ESSENTIAL OILS ARE AMAZING!!

I had no clue that I was walking into a Gold mine last year by joining the doTERRA Essential Oil Company.

Essential oils are a fantastic, natural way to treat or lessen the effects of all sorts of health issues; from emotional to mental to physical issues. They not only treat the side effects, they tackle the root of the problem too! My friend Hope and I are having a virtual class on facebook next Monday at 5pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern and you should attend!

I promise you will learn some amazing things about how you can boost your health, immune system and mood.  Hope to see you in the class!

Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/763754457073037/

TO your great health (and mine too)-

Health Coach Autumn

13 Perfect Foods For Ideal Health

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What’s the truth in our foods?   
The truth is the pH level of our body, particularly in our stomach, has an effect on how our body functions. An imbalance can cause many different health issues, leaving the body susceptible to disease and premature aging. Maintaining an alkaline pH in the body is one of the best ways to prevent these problems.

A food’s ability to create an acidic or alkaline condition in the body doesn’t have any connection with the actual pH of the food itself. It’s the effect that it has on the body after it’s eaten that matters.  Who would have thought?!

A high alkaline foods diet refer to those which leave an alkaline residue within the body. Of course, it’s not necessary to give up all acidic foods, but the more alkaline foods you consume, the better your pH will be in the long run.

Here is a list of 13 perfect foods you can consume for maintaining a healthy alkaline level within your body.

  • Olive Oil
  • Flax Seed
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Almonds
  • Chestnuts
  • Lemon Water
  • Herbal Teas
  • Raw Spinach
  • Papaya
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Lime

To your healthy ecosystem (your body!)

Health Coach Autumn

How can you benefit your body’s ecosystem?

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Did you know your body’s inner ecosystem is made up of beneficial bacteria, friendly yeast, and even non threatening viruses that naturally live inside your digestive tract? Your inner ecosystem can highly influence your waistline, mood, inflammation and allergies. It is truly the key to a strong immune system and helps your body age slowly and well. A balanced ecosystem & healthy digestive tract are essential for living a longer, healthier life.
How healthy is your ecosystem? And what can you do so that your body can flourish?

In order to keep your ecosystem healthy, immune system strong, and keep yourself in great health you should consume 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods. So what does this mean?

The typical American diet is completely acid-forming, rich in acid-forming meat, dairy & highly processed foods. Your body’s pH is 7.35, also known as slightly alkaline. Your body constantly seeks balance and works hard to maintain this healthy neutral alkaline zone. Alkaline-forming foods keep your pH balanced; give your body more energy and boost your immune system.

So which foods are Alkaline-forming foods? Here are a few:

Fruits: Lemon, Lime, Black Currants, Cranberry

Grains: Millet, Quinoa

Root Veggies: Carrots, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Radish, Daikon, Scallions

Veggies: Cucumber, Green Beans, Lettuce, Red Bell Pepper, Spinach, Zucchini, Parsley

Protein Fat: Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Avocado

Starchy Veggies: Red Skin Potato, Acorn Squash, Artichoke, English Peas, Butternut and Winter Squash

How many of these foods are you consuming on a regular basis? It’s definitely something to think about!
To your thriving ecosystem and mine,
Health and Lifestyle Coach Autumn

Are You Affected by Gluten?

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Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains ( especially wheat) which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease and others who are sensitive to it. Gluten sensitivity and allergies can produce a host of symptoms: Bloating, foggy head syndrome, gastrointestinal problems, memory problems, acne and breakouts, pain, dizziness, fatigue, hormone imbalances, headaches, inflammation, depression, anxiety…the list goes on.

So how do you know if you are sensitive to Gluten?

Get a blood test done.  You can also stay away from products containing gluten for at least one week to see If you body feels better.

Don’t know what to eat that is gluten-free?  Here are a list of grains that you can consume if you are going gluten-free:  

•Amaranth

•Arrowroot

•Bean and legume flours

•Buckwheat (kasha)

•Corn (maize)

•Coconut flour

•Job’s Tears

•Millet

•Montina (Indian rice grass)

•Nut & seed flours

•Potato, potato flour & potato starch

(white & sweet)

•Quinoa

•Rice, rice bran, & wild rice

•Sago

•Sorghum (milo)

•Soy (beans, flour)

•Tapioca

•Teff * Cross-contamination is possible

To your health!

Health Coach Autumn

Pour Me A Glass of Coconut Water!

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When was the last time you sipped on a glass of refreshing coconut water?

Coconut water was used in the 2nd World War as a blood substitute when blood plasma was low.  Believe it! It’s colony of liquid cells make it a healing liquid with living energy.  Its filled with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes and is a great immune system enhancer.

Coconut water not only alkalizes your digestive system and aids in digestion but it is also beneficial for diabetic patients! It balances blood sugar levels because it contains an amino acid named arginine, which helps to moderate sugar absorption.

Coconut is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal;  fighting yeast overgrowth!  So drink up if your fighting a cold or bug!  Additionally, it can also lessen eczema and balance hormones.

Know any balding friends?!  Coconut water promotes hair growth!  That’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

So next time your at the market, pick some coconut water up!  Your body will be feeling like paradise in no time!

To your health and happiness,

Health Coach Autumn

Garlic Doesn’t Only Keep the Vampires Away!

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Have you been eating your daily dose of garlic

Garlic has long been praised as being healthy, but few people know what this food can truly do for your body besides boost immunity.  (And that’s a huge benefit right there!)

Did you know garlic can help with respiratory problems, allergies, toothaches and warts?  Did you know it fights athlete’s foot, boosts energy levels, supports digestion and fights diabetes?  Amazing!  What about the fact that it stabilizes blood sugar, blood cholesterol, increases the absorption of iron and zinc and is filled with antioxidants?  Sounds too good to be true, right?  It’s not!

Garlic is the forgotten Super-food!  Roast some garlic and throw it on your salad, in your rice or in a wrap tonight!

To your health!

Autumn (check me out @ www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)