Category Archives: Nutrition

Sweat! It’s good for you.

Your skin loves to sweat. That’s how it cleanses, detoxifies, and stays younger-looking sweatlonger. After a good run, walk, gym routine, yard work, sports challenge, or romp with kids in the backyard, your skin feels cleansed on the inside, but dirty on the outside. That’s a good thing. Now, don’t mess it up by washing off the dirt and covering your skin with cheap products that contain toxins.

Yes, most shampoos, soaps, and moisturizers you get at the local store contain known toxins such as parabens, SLS, MIT, mineral oil, and more. Wouldn’t you rather use products that are healthy for your skin? And, remember…what goes on your skin, gets absorbed and processed by the organs on the inside that your skin protects. Feed it correctly and it will treat you well. Feed your skin garbage and everything else suffers with it.

If you want to know more about products that are good for you and your skin, contact me.

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Eating Healthy?

eat rightSoooo…you work really hard at eating healthy, and trust me, that’s not easy with all the junk that get’s push on you in the media and the grocery stores.
If you’re going to work that hard to eat healthy, why would you then put unhealthy cheap products on your skin…the largest organ on your body and the one thing that protects everything else? Doesn’t make sense, but people do it all the time. I mean, why work hard to put healthy stuff IN your body, then put unhealthy stuff ON your body?
Most store-bought skincare products contain known toxins, such as mineral oil, SLS, MIT, parabens, and essential oils treated with chemical processing. Even everyday items, like shampoo, soap, hand lotion, and more could be toxifying your body and defeating the purpose of eating healthy. You skin absorbs an average of 60% of everything that goes on it! What gets absorbed needs to be processed and eliminated somehow, adding stress to your liver and kidneys, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about healthy skincare, contact me. There is a better way.
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Eat Food!

Eat Food! (real food)
17,000 new products show up in grocery stores every year. None of these deserve to be called food. They are better classified as ‘edible food-like substances’. These highly processed concoctions are designed by food scientists, consisting mostly of ingredients derived from corn and soy that no normal person would ever keep in their pantry. They contain chemical additives which the human body is not able to digest properly and contribute to weight gain as well as a host of health issues. Avoid industrial novelties and choose to eat real food instead. It’s not just about weight loss. It’s about your total health.

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Eat more plants

About 30 years ago, I started a 30-day vegan diet on a challenge. (Thanks, Jack) I felt so fresh-organic-vegetables-fruitsgood at the end of the month that I was strict vegetarian for 10 years. During that time, I was a competitive athlete, winning Bronze medal in the Soviet Union and Gold medal in Korea for the US TaeKwonDo Team. Don’t let those die-hard carnivores tell you vegetarians are weak and scrawny. Eat more plants!

About 20 years ago, I started eating a little fish and am now considered a pescatarian. I still haven’t eaten beef, pork, chicken, turkey, or any other meat in 30 years. I added a little fish to my diet when I started doing more weight lifting and wanted to gain muscle mass. Having studied nutrition a bit, I knew that the best source of protein is not whey or soy supplements (they can create or aggravate nasty health issues), and since eating beans and rice wasn’t going to happen every day, fish was the best compromise. I still eat fish, maybe one meal a day, but not all the time.

Today my diet is still almost entirely plant-based. I exercise a little every day, stretch, and avoid junk food and drinks. Unfortunately, I watch with horror others of my age-group (AARP candidates) who don’t focus on health and, as a result, have multiple health issues and a pill or two for each.

If that is the way you want to down, then enjoy the trip. For me, I prefer to eat mostly plants, exercise a little, and really think about what I put in my body. It’s a lifestyle mindset that focuses on health being the most important priority because without that, what do you have? I am very pleased to say that I am in perfect health, take no medications, and have a reasonably fit body. Eat more plants!

Some people think that I must live on shakes and nutrition bars all day. Absolutely not! I prefer to eat real food and you should be very cautious about the ingredients in those factory manufactured food/meal replacements. Eat more plants!

To make sure that I get all the nutrients my body needs, because we can’t rely on store-bought foods to provide them, I take a fantastic vitamin regimen day and night. When you understand nutrition, you realize that your body needs different vitamins at different times of the day for optimal absorption and use. If you would like to know more, I’m always happy to share information.

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Are you sleeping well?

Dr. Clair is one of the foremost experts on sleep issues. In this short video, he explains how important it is to get a good night’s sleep and some of the reasons we may not.

This is part one of a 5-part series and I would recommend you check out all.

For more information, tips, tricks, and ideas for getting better sleep, contact me.

SLEEP 1 – Importance of Sleep (Dr. Clair) from Seacret Direct on Vimeo.

Magnesium Deficiency? part 2

magneesiumPreviously we discussed how magnesium deficiency in the diet can affect skin disorders, but how about the rest of your body? As it turns out this is a global issue affecting your entire body, systems, and organs.

According to a University of Maryland Medical Center report – Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:

  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Muscle spasm and weakness
  • Hyperventilation
  • Insomnia
  • Poor nail growth
  • Seizures

Aside from a lack of magnesium in the diet…

Other factors that can lower magnesium levels include:

  • Drinking too much coffee, soda, or alcohol
  • Eating too much sodium (salt)
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Excessive sweating
  • Prolonged stresspeople_in_the_dead_sea_with_mud_large

So, again, you can travel to the Dead Sea in Israel, like 1.5 million people do each year, or you can have it shipped to your home.

Fortunately, there is now a dietary supplement that includes minerals from the Dead Sea, including magnesium, which can fill in the gaps where most diets are deficient. If you would like more information, contact me.

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