“Fat Makes You Smart, Sexy and Happy.” Chapter 9 of Dr. Hyman’s book EAT FAT, GET THIN.
Great news in this book!
I will give you some great bullet points from Dr. Hyman’s book.
- EATING FAT REVERSES TYPE 2 DIABETES (and improves blood sugar control for Type 1)
- EATING FAT PREVENTS BRAIN AGING AND DEMENTIA
- EATING FAT HELPS WITH SEIZURES, DEPRESSION,ADD, AUTISM, TRAUMA AND MORE
- EATING FAT REDUCES INFLAMMATION AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
- EATING FAT BOOSTS YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE
- EATING FAT GIVES YOU BEAUTIFUL SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS!!!! (exclamation points are mine, image is everything:)
- EATING FAT ENHANCES YOUR SEX LIFE
- FAT AND CANCER: SHOULD WE BE WORRIED?
I have increased my fat quite a bit in the last ten days. It is important to eat high quality healthy fats. For example, I am having coconut oil in my coffee every morning and eating an avocado daily. I feel grounded, less bloated, less hungry and it has been easier not to overeat.
I am very interested in all of this. I am putting together a 28 day test group to see what the effects are. My intention is to lose a few pounds, reduce the menopausal belly and feel absolutely fabulous! Would you like to join me?
“It is about finding the simplest, most effective ways to get the body you want with as little effort and anxiety as possible.”
Krissy Mae Cagney
Contact me if you are interested in the details.
I had 2 of my friends come over this morning. We had a small cup of coffee while we talked about getting off of coffee. We did Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10 day detox together two months ago and now we have slipped back to some of our old ways. I think it is important to connect and raise each other up.
As you know, if you read my last post, I would like to get off my bio-identical hormones and replace it with a-ma-ta. A-ma-ta is Dr. Northrup’s new product which is an plant from Thailand that has been used for years to support women’s health through Menopause. Dr. Northrup was having a Live facebook Q&A and I asked her about it being an adaptogenic substance. Here is her response. “There are 2 kinds of estrogen receptors– alpha and beta. Those things that combine with the alpha receptor results in cellular growth. Those that combine with the BEta receptor actually PROTECT the tissue. Pueraria mirifica ( in amata), acts as a SERUM ( selective estrogen receptor modulator) thus protecting bones and breast tissue. But providing the “good” benefits of estrogen without the risks. No other phytoestrogen on the planet is as effective as the unique ones found in PM.”
I am excited to get started!
I called my friends because I know I want to clean up my diet, so I have the best opportunity of getting off the hormones. I do so much better if I am connected to a group. Accountability is a good thing. I am going to reduce the caffeine , alcohol in my diet and focus on feeling my very best!
I will be posting helpful tips along they way not only to support myself but also to raise each other up.
Health Coach Tip
My morning smoothie
(based loosely on Dr. Hyman’s recipe.)
2 cups of coconut water
1 spoonful of organic nut butter (changes…almond or cashew)
1/2 organic lemon (Vitamix is amazing..I throw the whole thing in)
3 scoops of (Usana’s Nutrimeal Free)
1 packet Probiotic (I love Usana’s because you don’t need to refrigerate it)
1 scoop of Fibergy (“this product not only has fiber to help with detoxification but also prebiotics which feed the probiotics and make it easier for them to populate your intestines.” Thank you Dr. Deb Kern for that info.)
1 scoop of organic ground golden flax seed (provides omega 3 fatty acids , more FIBER and I like the golden color!)
I buy the coconut water, lemons, avocado, flax seeds at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. The Usana products you can get here.