Don’t listen to the people that say magic isn’t real. Our world is filled with infinite beauty and wonder all waiting to be discovered, but the most important and overlooked place of magic is within your heart. Love is magic. When you create from a space of love and kindness, you create the magical life you came here to experience. Begin to see the magic of the world by first discovering it within. ❤️ 📸: @dr.jzphoto
🌈What Does Color of Food Mean? ○○○ We eat food with our senses. While taste and smell of food plays an important role, most of us also prefer food of certain colors. ○○○ Apart from artificial coloring, many natural dyes have been used since centuries to color food: carotenoids, chlorophyll, anthocyanin and turmeric are the main ones: ○○○ ► Carotenoids– These impart red, yellow and orange color to food. Beta carotenoids are often used for coloring dairy based foods. ► Chlorophyll– This pigment imparts green color to plants. Many commercial mint/candy based foods are colored using chlorophyll. ► Anthocyanins– The rich color of certain types of grapes and berries can be attributed to this organic compound. Soft drinks, jellies, corn chips etc are often dyed with anthocyanins. ○○○ 🥗 ABOUT GREEN: “Eat your greens” –ma was right! This soothing color is very good for digestion. Green is also a calming color. Peas, leafy vegetables and other chlorophyll rich vegetables like lettuce, spinach and kale etc are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Green is also associated with health, organic and wellness. Food in green color indicates wholesome, healthy meals. ○○○ ❤What is your favorite food color?
One of the principles of Functional Medicine is finding and treating the “root cause.” . Sometimes, it isn’t as simple as finding one root cause. Most clients have multiple health concerns – and multiple causes behind them. We peel back the layers and address each one as we go. . For my client Jane, peeling back the layers was exactly what we needed to do! . She was experiencing tightness in her chest caused by acid reflux – and we wound up working through multiple gut infections, vaginal dryness, and interstitial cystitis (a condition that causes chronic bladder pain like a urinary tract infection). . Every time we treated another “layer” Jane felt better than before. . In her own words:👇 . “After working with Brie, I feel great for the first time in years. . I came to see her because of the acid reflux – but she opened my eyes to a lot of problems I had been writing off as “normal” or just “part of getting older.” . Gut-wise, I am feeling so much better now! . After having given up gluten and dairy for years, I’m finally able to experiment with adding them back into my diet again now. . I didn’t realize how much the pain held me back from enjoying life – I even cancelled an overseas trip because of it! . Working with Brie has made a huge difference for me, and I wish more people could have access to it! I hope my story helps to spread the word.” . 👉Do You Need Help, Too? . Jane had amazing success! Why was she so successful? . Because she dedicated herself to working through the process of Functional Medicine. She didn’t give up even when it got complicated – and neither did I! . If you’re inspired and ready to start your own journey, book a free call with my team. link in bio > @briewieselman < . . . . . #guthealth#guthealthmatters#guthealthy#guthealthiseverything#healthygut#healthyguthealthylife#healthyguthealthymind#leakygut#leakygutsyndrome#ibs#autoimmunedisease#aip#autoimmunepaleo#autoimmunehealing
✨𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐞✨ This delicious fruit is a 𝘚𝘜𝘔𝘔𝘌𝘙 staple. It is sweet and oh so refreshing. 🌟 It it high in Vitamin A. This antioxident supports vision, healthy skin (it’s why you see melon extracts in skin care products), supports immune function and helps reduce inflammation. 🌟 It’s also contains the powerful Vitamin C which we’ve already discussed is highly beneficial for immunity and warding off DNA damage. 🌟 Fun fact...I recently learned that the seeds are actually 𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐁𝐋𝐄 and high in 𝘖𝘔𝘌𝘎𝘈-𝟹 Fatty Acids. How cool is that? 🌟 It also contains B vitamins such as Thiamine, niacin and folate. B vitamins are necessary for body functions within the nervous and digestive systems. They are also important for heart health and metabolism. 🌟 This delicious fruit also contains potassium, magnesium, and loads of fiber. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are so many ways to enjoy this fruit. *Add to fruit salads. *Add to any of your favorite green salads. *I hear it makes a great cold soup. Puree with lime juice & mint and give it a try. *Puree and make frozen icepops. *Add to any kebob on the grill. 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐞? #cantaloupe #summer#summerfruit#farmfresh#local#eatlocal#knowyourfarmer#fruit#vitamin#nourish#foodasmedicine#functionalnutrition#immunesupport#metabolism#fiber#weightloss#hamptons#hamptonsstyle#choose#nutrition
Can we talk about food cravings for a minute?! Whether it's sugar, salt or just food in general....FOOD CRAVINGS ARE REAL. They also have a definite impact on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. 😲 THINK: weight gain, fatigue, bloating, constipation, PMS, acne, depression, anxiety, and more....😲 Most of us just accept our food cravings are here to stay and feel powerless to do anything about them... ....Especially when the old "WILLPOWER" muscle wears out.... ....Or we have a bad day....or a good day.... It's time for a change, don't you think? It's time to become more EMPOWERED in our health, our wellbeing and our lives. 💥 Starting Monday, 7/22 - I'm launching a FREE 5-day EMAIL series so you can 💥: 1️⃣ Understand different types of cravings 2️⃣ Get clear on why you have them 3️⃣ Learn how to satisfy them - healthfully! Each morning you'll get a brief email with 1 lesson and action item for that day. Easy & simple! 😎 💥 If you're ready to RETIRE 💥: 👉 the sugar that's making you fat and very unhealthy 👉 the salt that's making you swollen and bloated 👉 the feeling of helplessness about being able to do it on your own... Private message me your email address so I can add you to the list. This information is only for those that want it 😎
Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same. It can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for patients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions (though cups are not applied to inflamed areas), allergies, fevers, aches and myriad other pains. 👌🏽
"One of the factors affecting your child’s chronic condition may be the genetic mutation called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). MTHFR affects detoxification. . This is a type of folate that crosses the blood brain barrier (folic acid does not) needed to make the brain methylate. . The methylation process requires folate in the brain. 🧠 . Children with autism have been found to have “Cerebral Folate Deficiency” (CFD), which means an insufficiency of folate in the brain causing defects in the methylation process. . What Is the Methylation Process? . The methylation process has many vital functions. . Having defects in the methylation process can affect: Speech Language Auditory processing Reading comprehension Focus Concentration Socialization . Methylation also repairs DNA, controls homocysteine levels, keeps inflammation in check and recycles key antioxidants. . Methylation increases sulphation for the excretion of heavy metals and the elimination of allergies (environmental and immune). . Furthermore, methylation improves the production of glutathione, which is the master antioxidant that excretes environmental toxins and pathogens out of the body. . Having normal levels of glutathione enables the body to excrete the environmental toxins efficiently. . All of these functions are important for children with autism [and other neurodevelopmental disorders]." . LEARN MORE at the link in our bio or search "MTHFR" on EpidemicAnswers.org . @documentinghope . #mthfr#dirtymthfr#epigenetics#chronicillness#spoonie#childrenshealth#downsyndromehealth#autismnutrition#nutritionaltherapy#functionalnutrition#holistichealing#holisticfamily#organicliving#knowbetterdobetter#healthyfamily#healthykidsmeals#c677t
While not a common topic of dinner conversation, it’s essential to discuss your bowel habits with your doctor, as they are an important indicator of your digestive health… . 👉Especially if you are NOT going.👈 . A crucial duty of our intestinal tract is to remove the waste from our digestive system. . So what happens if the system encounters a problem? . It “backs up,” “overflows” and can cause: 📌Nausea 📌Vomiting 📌Constipation 📌Diarrhea . Then those toxins get reabsorbed into the bloodstream, poisoning your entire system. . Constipation is a big problem, especially in the summer. . You may be more dehydrated from the heat, causing the colon to lose water. . Many people turn to colon cleanses for relief and detoxification. . When considering a colon cleanse, I advise that you see a healthcare professional. . 🚫I don't commonly recommend OTC laxatives like Senna, Dulcolax (Bisacodyl), etc. which are fine for occasional constipation but can be very harsh and abrasive to the colon if overused.🚫 . Chronic constipation is an issue for so many people. . ⚠️One of the more serious concern is that many people don’t even know they have chronic constipation, and think going to the bathroom twice a week is okay.⚠️ . ✅You need to go at least once to two times a day! . When the liver is healthy, so is the colon. . Normally, the liver will try to cleanse itself of toxins through sweat, urine, and stool. . But, if it becomes overburdened with toxins, those will spill over into other organs—like the skin. . Many common skin issues like eczema, acne, rosacea, and others are the result of digestive problems. . A liver cleanse is sometimes paired with a colon cleanse for better detoxification results. . ✅A trick I like is to have a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil at 10pm for at least a week to promote better liver flush. . . Questions about how to support your liver & gut? Either send me a DM or comment below! . . . . . #rootcause
Yes! . Not only there’s more than one way your hormonal system can become unbalanced, but each imbalance comes with its very own signs and symptoms – affecting everything from digestion, metabolism, sleep, stress, to libido, reproduction, and mood. . The last 22 years I’ve been taking care of women. However, these last 10 years, I’ve taken a different approach to listening to these signs and symptoms; a functional medicine approach to women’s health. . 📌Did you know that most traditional doctors don’t know what labs to order to detect a hormone imbalance? . 📌Did you also know most doctors are not equipped to resolve hormonal imbalances naturally? . 📌Did you know that just discovering what your body’s hormone levels are can help you balance them naturally, with or without hormone supplementation? . That’s why I want to personally invite you to watch my free webinar where I talk about my effective Functional Medicine approach to women’s health and the fastest way to overcome hormonal imbalances. If you know someone who could benefit from this as well, please share this with them🙏 . You can join by going to the link in my bio > @revitalizemed
So, what exactly is Vitamin D?⠀ ☀️.⠀ Also known as 'the sunshine vitamin' (for reasons that will become obvious), Vitamin D is present in our bodies in many forms. Several areas of our body (skin, blood, liver and kidneys) are involved in converting it into an ‘active’ form, the starting point for this is primarily our skin’s exposure to sunlight, however.⠀ 🌞.⠀ Discovered in the 1920s, it’s one of 13 essential vitamins meaning we cannot produce it ourselves, so we need to consume it in our diets. However, vitamin D is unique in its action on the body and is actually more like a hormone (a chemical messenger).⠀ 🌝.⠀ Why do we need it?⠀ ☀️.⠀ Vitamin D supports healthy bones and teeth by regulating calcium metabolism and calcification of bones, it increases the absorption of Calcium in our guts and other organs, so good Vitamin D status is as important to healthy bones as eating calcium rich foods.⠀ 🌞.⠀ Vitamin D is useful to many parts of the body, we know this because nearly all body tissues contain Vitamin D receptors or VDRs (including the brain). It plays a role in brain development throughout life, low levels are linked to depression and cognitive impairment. ⠀ 🌝.⠀ Research also shows it to be heart protective, and it also plays a key role in regulating the immune system by boosting our ability to fight infections.⠀ ☀️.⠀ It is also shown to help reduce the risk of cancer by regulating inflammatory processes, and has been shown as particularly beneficial when taken in conjunction with curcumin (see earlier post on anti-inflammatory compounds).⠀ 🌞.⠀ More info tomorrow on some reasons why you may need to address your Vitamin D status and guidance on ways to go about it.....⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #shrewsbury#shropshire#nutrition#wellness#health#nutritionist#healthandwellness#happyandhealthy#healthychoices#foodismedicine#foodasmedicine#foodisfuel#functionalnutrition#foodheals#healingfoods
واقي الشمس Aloe Sunscreen ❶ لا يخفى على الجميع بأن أشعة الشمس ضرورية لكل كائن حي أو نبات على سطح الأرض و معظم تأثيرها مفيد، لكن أحد مكونات نور الشمس غير المرئي هو الشعاع فوق البنفسجي، و مع عجلة الحياة و كثرة التنقلات اعتاد الناس على الانتقال في الأجواء الحارة مما أدى إلى ارتفاع نسبة الإصابة بالسرطان الجلدي. ❷ "حذرت منظمة الصحة العالمية من أن أكثر من 60 ألف شخص يموتون سنويا جراء أشعة الشمس الشديدة !!! ❸ و أوضحت المنظمة قائلة إن الضحايا يصلبون بسرطان الجلد الناجم عن التعرض المفرد لأشعة الشمس، و الأشعة فوق البنفسجية" !!! ❹ كلنا يعي مخاطر الإفراط في التعرض لأشعة الشمس و الحاجة إلى استعمال مستحضرات رفيعة النوعية لحماية البشرة، فما هو الحل؟. ❋ الحل هو:"واقي الشمس الألوة سان سكرين"، لماذا؟ ❶ انه مستحضر يجمع العلوم الحديثة و المكونات الطبيعية التي تلطف، تزيت، ترطب البشرة و تحميها من أشعة الشمس و الهواء. ❷ هذا المنتج فريد من نوعه لأن مكونه الأساسي هو هلام الألوفيرا المستقر. ❸ انه مستحضر يحمي البشرة من الأشعة فوق البنفسجية(المتواجدة في نور الشمس) مؤمنا وقاية من 30 درجة و هو أيضا مقاوم للماء. ❹ ما من مكون أفضل من هلام الالوفيرا المستقر لتقليص عوارض الجفاف، التقلف و الحروق التي يسببها التعرض لأشعة الشمس
What are the healthiest Low-Fodmap foods to include in your diet? It's just as important to flood the body with what it needs to heal and not just eliminate food. Check out my latest blog post to make sure you're eating these nutritional superstars. Link in bio.