President Obama Visits Team Baker Kennel

President Obama Visits Team Baker Kennel

2011 Iditarod Champion John Baker, Iditarod Veteran Katherine Keith, and their daughters received a special visit from President Obama while he was in Kotzebue, Alaska to discuss climate change and community resilience. After giving a speech at the local school the President made a special detour to hold 'Feather' a future sled dog and talk with Team Baker about the Iditarod race and how to increase wellness in NW Alaska.

Power of Forgiveness

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted?

Do you remember how you were feeling at the time?

I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it—have you noticed that sometimes when you overeat you’re not hungry at all? What you are is lonely. Or angry. Or sad. Or resentful. Or frustrated. Or something else.

So what hurt are YOU holding on to?

Tap Into the Power of Forgiveness

Wouldn’t it be more effective to address your uncomfortable feelings? The best, most thorough, most divinely perfect way to do that is forgiveness.

Forgiving is not easy, even for the most enlightened among us. If you’ve been allowing your present health to be controlled by past hurts, I urge you to commit to forgiving. These steps can help:

·         Talk to sympathetic friends and family about your desire to forgive. Chatting with others is tremendously comforting.

·         Write a letter to the person you’d like to forgive. You can decide whether or not you send it.

·         See the situation from the other person’s perspective—your own perspective may change.

·         Don’t forget to forgive yourself. Sometimes we can be harshest with ourselves.

·         Understand that you are responsible for your own attitude. Don’t let holding a grudge keep you from feeling free, open, and powerful in your own life.

Forgive and watch how much easier your relationship with eating becomes.

GET EVEN HEALTHIER!

Are you ready to live your healthiest life yet? Want to change your relationship to eating? Let’s talk! Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!

ABOUT ME

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Isn't Fat Bad for Me?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad?

Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.

The Skinny on Fats

Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.

That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.

Where to Find Healthy Fats

·         Avocados, olives, and coconuts are great sources of healthy fat, along with wild salmon and omega-3 rich organic eggs.

·         Whole nuts and seeds, and their butters like almond butter or tahini

·         Look for the highest-quality organic oils when shopping. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold-pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.

How to Use Healthy Fats:

·         For cooking at high temperatures (stir frying and baking), try butter, ghee (clarified butter), or coconut oil

·         When sautéing foods, try organic extra virgin olive oil.

·         Oils like flaxseed, sesame, toasted sesame, walnut, and pumpkin seed are best used unheated in sauces or dressings.

Try this delicious, easy recipe:

Avocado Dip
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Makes 1 cup

1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt
1 diced tomato
a squirt of lemon or lime juice
dash or two of cayenne pepper
sea salt and black pepper

·Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth.

·Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender, or with a fork.

· Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste.

·Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables.

Tip: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving.

 

GET EVEN HEALTHIER!

Want help learning how to choose and use nutritious fats and other good-for-you foods? Curious about how health coaching can help you make your own healthy changes? Let’s talk! Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!

ABOUT ME

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Bulletproof Coffee

I found out about Bulletproof Executive while learning about a ketogenic diet.  I was doing research to determine whether a high-fat diet/low carbohydrate diet would not just heal my body/mind but enable me to thrive.  The podcasts by Bulletproof Executive Radio have opened a world of opportunities to explore.  Tune into them and see for yourself!     This time of year, when the mental demands of work are high and my training demands are high,  I find that my morning routing is extremely critical to being able to pull off a successful and productive work day.   I start off with supplements that I should take on an empty stomach which includesCILTEP which gives me the much appreciated concentration and focus.    I also take Recovery Bits, a chlorella algae, to keep my level of workout recovery high and to maintain my immune system. 

I then start with Bulletproof Coffee, which includes Brain Octane Oil and Kerrygold butter whipped up together for one energy packed cup of java.  Maintaining a high fat diet is an eye opening and freeing experience to those of us that have been taught to run away screaming from the calorie dense grams of fat.  However, after actually losing weight, having increased energy, and best of all having my brain function well I am convinced that this was a good decision for me. So I have come to REALLY enjoy my cup of Bulletproof Coffee.  

Come mid-morning, I take one more energy drink "Tianchi" .This is an adaptogen-nutraceutical blend using a combination of Chinese herbs for stress relief, mental focus, and sustained energy.  You can get more information on this here.  

I have to say it is quite shocking the impact that diet can have on our ability to perform at our best.   I love the breakdown that Dave Asprey provides on how to target 50-60% fats, 20% proteins, and the rest from vegetables. He goes step by step through where to start (there are 14 steps).  Number 1 is to eliminate sugar!  So that is my challenge to you :-)  Can you do it?  

 Of course you can!!!   Tell me about it :-)