{Time Sensitive} Do You Have The “Right” Tools For Health & Weight Loss?

VirginDiet Toolkit

If you ask my friend and colleague, NY Times bestselling author JJ Virgin her #1 question she would pose to those trying to lose weight, she’ll answer:

“How LONG have you been TRYING?” 

(Too long, right?) 

JJ is offering something incredibly useful and valuable to you to make it EASIER.  She has gathered her most powerful tools, put them in the NEW Virgin Diet Toolkit .

This is truly the most comprehensive package I’ve seen to help you succeed quickly AND in a very healthy way…  and it’s UNDER a hundred bucks.  $97.

CDs, DVDs, workbooks, guidebooks – AND access to her private Virgin Diet Online Community…BUT DO NOT DELAY ON THIS – IT ENDS 2/23.

 

So stop and ask:  How do you feel?  Wish you had more energy?  Wish you were thinner?  Are you navigating health issues like autoimmune, thyroid or diabetes…. or belly fat? (YES, that’s a health issue.)

The thing is, wishing is not enough to make a change.  You get that, right? You need the tools – and you need a Community.  Because Life is TOO SHORT to not feel good… and look good… and “function good”.

 

JJ has diligently gathered the most powerful set of tools out there to support you on your journey to better health and a better body.

Why?

Because she helped a MILLION people lose weight last year on The Virgin Diet!! And, if this very DIFFERENT way to lose weight and live life  did that in one year…  what could happen in year two??? 

So, JJ wants everyone to know that The Virgin Diet Toolkit is something you CAN afford – and something you CAN do. 

You CAN do this … you can get started IMMEDIATELY.  For less than a hundred bucks YOU CAN DOWNLOAD all of the tools – but it ends 2/23. 

 

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P.S.: Just to make this even more enticing, to help you take ACTION, I’m throwing in another fantastic bonus from me, personally. 

For anyone who orders JJ’s toolkit through my site (my link), I am giving you a $195 service from our Wellness practice!! You will receive a complimentary Metabolic Assessment & Functional Health Lifestyle Assessment, as well as a 30-45-minute follow-up Doctor’s phone consultation.

(These assessments and the phone consultation can be done from anywhere… no need to come to our practice! The blessings of technology!)

These assessments address your overall health and begin to uncover metabolic, hormonal, and nutritional imbalances, and pin-point specific risk factors for conditions like thyroid imbalance, gut permeability, specific food sensitivities, blood sugar dysregulation, adrenal fatigue, cellular toxicity, chemical sensitivity, and more.

In your follow-up consultation, we will discuss your assessment results, as well as specific recommendations for a “game plan” (personalized recovery protocol) to move you forward with your health.

Yes, this is FREE for those who purchase JJ’s toolkit through my site!

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Need to know more?  Here’s the list of what comes with the Virgin Diet Toolkit:

 

* The Virgin Diet Cheat Sheet + The Starter video to help you start RIGHT NOW
* The Walking Tour 4 Audio Set to see how JJ works with her personal clients
* The Walking Tour Guidebook
* The Virgin Diet Workbook to accelerate your progress FAST by journaling
* The Quick Start Guides (Vegan, Sports, Holiday, Dining Out, Travel and more)
* The Virgin Diet Shake Recipe Book (with 50 Virgin Diet Shake Recipes!)
* JJ’s Fast Fitness Companion Guide
* The Fast Fitness 2 Video Set (worth $79.95)
* A LIVE Bonus Call with JJ, where she answers all of your questions LIVE

PLUS OVER $700 in Bonuses, including:

+ One year of access to JJ’s Private Virgin Diet Online Community
+ The Virgin Diet Collaborative Cookbook
+ Gut Health Solutions – Donna Gates video
+ How to Release the Weight You Hate and Keep it Off Forever Video (John Assaraf )
+ Sleep Well Solutions Video
+ Breaking through Weight Loss Plateaus Video
+ Real-Life Success Stories
+ Bonus Transcripts
+ Dishin’ it with Leanne & JJ – 7 Video Set & Workbook

 


Are you ready???   Tired of being sick and tired – and hating how you look?


Here’s to the incredible NEW you, just around the corner, one week away.  Take a look at JJ’s toolkit… today!

 

*Remember, the offer ends 2/23/2014!!

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

 

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Why Our Grandparents Didn’t Have Food Allergies & Sensitivities

The Truth About Health

 

 

When you were a kid, do you remember so many other kids (or grown-ups, for that matter) having food allergies and food sensitivities? I sure don’t.

How about your grandparents and great-grandparents? If you ask them about this sky-rocketing “epidemic” of food “allergies” and sensitivities, they’ll tell you they didn’t exist back in their day. Yet we’re seeing a trend that’s on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

What started out as the occasional peanut or shellfish allergy has relatively quickly expanded to issues with conventional milk & dairy, modern soy, food coloring, conventional grains/wheat, gluten, corn, eggs, and so on.

So why didn’t our grandparents and their cronies have food allergies? There are some simple premises… but first, we should consider the differences between a food allergy and a food sensitivity.

Food allergies are better understood by mainstream medicine (than food sensitivities) as a rather black and white relationship between certain foods, and the immediate response by one particular component of the immune system.

Percentage-wise, far more people actually experience food sensitivity than allergies. Sensitivities are more chronic in nature, involve different components of the immune response, and can be tricky to identify since they don’t always cause an expression of symptoms immediately following exposure to certain foods… like allergies do.

Food sensitivities (and even intolerance) are directly tied to gut health and an immune response that can lead to an autoimmune condition.

When people come to us with an enormous list of foods they can apparently no longer eat as their “allergy” test indicates, I always think about their intestinal barrier being compromised. This is particularly true if they tell me the number of foods they’re reacting to is growing over time.

Increased intestinal permeability can create a situation where the immune system reacts to seemingly “everything” we ingest, as food molecules that are too large to pass through our intestinal villi (in a healthy situation), are now passing through prior to proper breakdown. The immune system will react time and time again to this apparent “attack”.

The tricky part when it comes to recognizing that you’ve got a serious problem is, you may or may not feel gastrointestinal symptoms, or any symptoms at all, right away. It could happen hours or days after your ingestion of the trigger foods, so you don’t even connect the dots.

You might have predictable symptoms of GI distress, or you may have headaches, or a chronic skin condition, or chronic pain, or brain fog, or hormonal imbalance, or thyroid disorder… the list of potential manifestations is virtually endless.

 

The 3 basic keys to recovery are:

1) Properly identify the problem – a functional healthcare practitioner will help properly identify the issue, perhaps with the help of advanced/functional laboratory testing;

2) Stop the attack by removing the biggest “trigger” foods and upgrading to an anti-inflammatory, autoimmune diet; and…

3) Simultaneously do the work necessary to heal the gut. Any recovery approach that only focuses on changing the diet is incomplete. You must take the steps necessary to heal the intestinal barrier as well.

 

So, what are some of the reasons why our ancestors of just a few generations ago didn’t experience issues with food the way we do nowadays?

 

1) They ate REAL food.

This is a simple one. We didn’t have “factory foods” and “Frankenfoods” until much more recently in our timeline. You simply ate what you grew, gathered, hunted, and caught. Food came from farms, or farm markets (in the early 1900’s), and the “wild”.

 

2) They ate whole foods.

(Not from that fancy grocery store with the same name, either!) They ate what was available – all of it. This included organ meats, mineral-rich bone broth, full fat, and the yolks AND whites of the egg. Whole foods means they ingested an entire array of nutrition from their food.

 

3) They didn’t eat GMO’s, hormone & steroid-injected foods, radiated food, additives, stabilizers, and artificial ingredients.

Food was not yet being chemically treated and drugged with a plethora of additives, antibiotics and hormones to help preserve shelf life and maximize profits for massive food manufacturers and agribusiness. Food was still just food. They ate real sugar, but far less of it than we do. They didn’t have sugar and it’s chemical imitations in virtually every single thing they ingested.

 

4) Their wheat was different, and so was their exposure to gluten.

In addition to the breakdown of our intestinal barrier due to various modern lifestyle issues, there’s an issue with the type of wheat and amount of gluten we’re exposed to now. Again, our massive agribusiness has created many changes that result in more food being produced, often with less nutritional value and greater toxicity. The hybridization of wheat has created enormous changes in the amount of gluten we’re now exposed to.

 

5) They ate fresh and seasonal food.

Food preservation was more primitive (and natural… and healthy). Their foods didn’t have shelf lives of 2 years due to artificial & chemical preservatives. Whatever was in the garden or gathered from nearby trees and shrubs, was what showed up on the table. Nobody was shipping produce from Ecuador for their consumption. Eating food that’s in season is eating with nature, not against it.

Along the same lines, they ate food when it was available – no dieting or calorie counting! One could argue that they ate according to their bodies’ true needs. Funny… no calorie counting, no dieting, no “points” systems for foods… and no obesity epidemic.

 

6) They cooked food at home, using traditional preparation methods.

Well, there weren’t too many other options available! Buying factory foods and processed foods was not an option, microwaves didn’t even exist, and eating out was either unavailable or a rare luxury. Little did they know how lucky they were!

 

7) They didn’t take drugs to the extent we do.

A few generations ago, people weren’t running to the doctor for every little symptom… nor were they drugging everything in sight. There was a greater tendency to utilize the services of a medical doctor more “appropriately” – for true emergencies and traumas.

They didn’t receive dozens of vaccinations within their first years of life… or ever, for that matter.

A symptom meant something needed to be tended to or fixed, not covered up. (Or, it might also mean they needed to “suck it up” and toughen up!) When they got a fever, they rested and waited it out. When they felt sick, they ate broths and soups, and rested. Many will tell you they used various herbs and remedies passed down to them. They somehow managed to survive without WebMD, Dr. Oz, and the ginormous pharmaceutical industry. Their food and their common sense was their medicine.

 

8 ) They spent more time outside.

Listen to their stories – they weren’t sitting inside watching TV, playing their video games, or surfing the internet. Their play took place outside… in the sun… without sunscreen. Not only were they making vitamin D, they were experiencing more balance with nature than our modern generations.

 

9) They sat less and moved more.

Times have changed – some for the better, some for the worse. Advances in technology have ushered in many blessings, but with accompanying curses as well. We sit more than ever before. Our grandparents and great grandparents moved more, both in work and play. ‘Twas the nature of the time.

 

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Sure, these are generalizations. Sure, there are exceptions.  But this is a good starting point for our conversation… something to think about.

And, no, I don’t believe it’s simply an issue of “better diagnosis” now. (If anything, we diagnose & label TOO much now!) Taking all things into consideration, it simply appears that our modern lifestyle choices have created this monster epidemic of food sensitivity.

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So, what on earth do these things have to do with food allergies, food sensitivities, and gut health?

The choices we make in nutrition, movement, mindset, and rest affect every cell in our body. The more toxic and deficient our choices, the more breakdown we can expect.

We can see this manifest itself in the gut-immune response in the case of food sensitivities.

When our choices in nutrition, for example, are pure and sufficient, we have healthier functioning cells (and thus healthier organs and systems), less toxicity, less inflammation, less tendency for autoimmune responses & sensitivity to food, and less breakdown overall.

 

Our choices matter.

 

If you’re still blessed to have grandparents and great-grandparents here, can you let them know I’ll be over for dinner soon? Thanks!

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upgrading Foods By Adding Cultured Whey: Upgraded Sauerkraut

Upgrade Your Veggies

Culturing and fermenting foods such as cabbage for sauerkraut, cucumbers for pickles, and beets for kvass, and other veggies for kimchi has a long, rich history of use around the world.

The culturing process essentially unlocks key nutrients while adding even more nutritional power to the mix. Culturing and fermenting takes an already-healthy food – like a vegetable, for example – and “upgrades” it.

Liquid whey has been prized for thousands of years as a healing and restorative beverage and earned the nickname “Liquid Gold”. Even Hippocrates, the “Father of Modern Medicine” spoke of the many health benefits offered by whey.

Enter Suero Gold liquid whey beverage by Beyond Organic.

Suero is a certified organic whey from GreenFed cattle (never grains) that lack the damaging A-1 casein protein. The liquid whey in Suero has also been traditionally cultured, maximizing its already impressive health benefits.

Suero is rich in energizing B vitamins, electrolyte minerals, and gut-friendly probiotics and enzymes, making it a true live,  “functional” beverage with massive healing properties.

“Sports” drinks and “energy” drinks don’t even compare.

 

Here’s a bonus…

Suero Gold has uses beyond just a health-enhancing beverage.

At a time when we could ALL use more beneficial foods in our diet, and some dedicated “gut restoration” practices, it’s important to see how simple it can be to add more cultured and fermented foods to our life.

On a side note: What benefits your “gut” benefits your brain. Science continues to demonstrate that the two go hand-in-hand.

 

Cultured whey is ideal for adding probiotics, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals to the foods we eat. Here are some examples of how we could use liquid whey, like Suero Gold, as more than just a beverage:

1. Culturing foods – instead of using water as the liquid of choice for our sauerkraut, pickles, kvass, kimchi, or other traditionally prepared cultured & fermented foods, use Suero Gold instead.

2. Smoothie base – this is a simple way to ensure that your family is adding more liquid whey to their diets. Instead of water, and especially instead of conventional milk, yogurt, or juice, start with Suero Gold as a base to build your smoothie upon.

3. Soaking & Sprouting – soaking and sprouting nuts, seeds, and legumes is a traditional method for unlocking valuable nutrients and making these foods easier to digest. When you use cultured whey for the ‘soak’, you further enhance their digestibility by adding additional probiotics and enzymes.

(Note: Get with a functional healthcare provider to be certain that you can truly tolerate nuts & seeds. You may need to focus on gut restoration first.)

4. Soups & Stocks – these foods can already serve as powerhouse staples in our diets, especially when you’re talking about traditionally prepared bone broth. When you simply add cultured whey to soups and stocks, their health benefits are maximized.

5. Liquid base for cooking – depending on the type of dietary approach you’re following, you may or may not consume rice, quinoa, pasta, and other grain-based foods. If you are consuming these, consider cooking these foods in a base of cultured whey to make your (hopefully) healthy carbohydrate choices even healthier.

(Again, get with that functional healthcare provider to be certain your body can handle these types of foods. It’s more than just a gluten issue.)

6. Breads & other baked goods – along the same lines, if you are consuming these foods, you can make a simple upgrade to their nutritional quotient by replacing all (or some) of the water in the recipe with liquid whey.

7. Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Condiments – experiment with making your own beneficial ‘condiments’ by incorporating liquid whey in the recipe. The conventional versions found on mainstream store shelves are essentially toxic sources of additional calories, sugars, and artificial ingredients. It’s pretty easy to make an upgrade here!

8. A Healing Tonic – what a perfect elixir to have on hand when a family member is under-the-weather, has an upset tummy or other digestive issue. The hydrating benefits of liquid cultured whey are obvious… but the incredible boost of health restoring probiotics and enzymes really seals the deal.

 

Here’s a simple, upgraded recipe for sauerkraut from Jordan Rubin, founder of Beyond Organic.

Recipe for “Suerokraut”

  • Pour 8 oz. Suero Gold into a high-power blender
  • Cut one head of organic green &/or red cabbage into 2-4 oz. pieces and add to blender
  • Blend on high until desired consistency is achieved
  • Pour blend into covered and sterilized glass jar and store in a cool, dry place for at least 3 days
  • Refrigerate Suerokraut and enjoy as desired

 

** The same recipe can be used for culturing pickles, beets, carrots, peppers, and other veggies of your liking.

 

Your belly & brain thank you!

 

 

Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

 

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Your Invitation To A Revealing (Health) Webinar

JJ Virgin - The Virgin Diet

If you’ve been following the current massive book launch of my colleague, NY Times bestselling author and nutrition & fitness celebrity JJ Virgin, then you know she’s on a mission!

This woman is driven! She is determined to share her message – the TRUTH about Nutrition & Health – with the masses.

Now, she’s hosting a free webinar!

You do NOT want to miss this! (You can REGISTER HERE.)

 

How hard is it to lose weight… or just be “healthy”?

Especially when the information we have is limited, inaccurate, biased, or flat-out wrong! 

We’ve got entire industries lying to us from morning to night… poisoning our food and fattening our bodies – intentionally.

How do we protect ourselves – and our families?  

Is it possible to stop the weight gain, finally kick the cravings, overcome the fatigue, heal the bad skin, and break through the chronic pain, stiffness, and sore joints… ALL through Nutrition?

YES.

Tomorrow, NY Times bestselling author and celebrity nutritionist JJ Virgin is hosting a free webinar to give you the answers… to tell you what YOU need to know.

Save Your Spot Here!

I’ll see you there!

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Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

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Building A Strong Immune System: “What Should I Eat?”

The Truth About Health

 

When it comes to building a strong, resilient immune system that consistently protects us from cold and flu viruses, most of us know the basics:

  • Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet
  • Exercise regularly and incorporate a variety of movement into your life
  • Get direct, unfiltered sun exposure 15-20 minutes per day (try your best, Northerners!)
  • Get sufficient sleep
  • Try not to burn the candle at both ends…  have outlets for your stress… do your best to create balance

There’s another piece of advice, though, that you may not have heard.

Don’t overeat!

Not only will this lifestyle strategy help maintain a stronger immune system on an ongoing basis, but it can help you fend off those annoying cold and flu viruses.

In fact, if you start to get that feeling… where you feel like you might be coming down with something (your immune system is “adapting” to something in its environment), then light fasting is a very good idea.

Remember why we were always told to wait awhile after eating before going swimming? It’s because digestion takes more energy than just about any other daily human activity.

Placing an excessive burden on your digestive system (in the case of over-eating or eating large meals) diverts energy and important physiological resources that could be put to more important use assisting the immune system.

In addition to simply avoiding TOO much food in general, avoiding sugar and starch in particular, here is critical.

The research is clear. A high glycemic meal wreaks havoc on our primary immune response for hours after consumption.

It doesn’t stop there.

Glucose increases insulin production, leads to increased free radical activity, and creates a more acidic internal terrain. It leads to breakdown.

Sugar is like food for the various pathogens we’re trying to ward off. If you want the pathogens to stick around, then just feed ‘em sugar!

Yes, all carbs (with the exception of  indigestible fiber) are sugar once they reach your bloodstream. This includes bread, pasta, cereals, pastries & baked goods, potatoes, rice, juice (yes, even orange juice!), grains (including whole & sprouted grains), corn, conventional milk & other dairy products (especially low-fat/non-fat which are high in sugar), legumes (approximately 60% starch), and other sugary/starchy carbs.

Now, this doesn’t mean you should necessarily opt for steak at every meal! Of course, consuming excess of any one food group is problematic. Excessive protein intake can disrupt some metabolic functions as well. Be consistent with moderate protein intake, especially if your immune system is temporarily or chronically compromised. Always choose the best protein sources you can, such as grass-fed, wild, pastured, and free-range.

What Should You Eat?

So, if you feel a virus of some sort coming on, or it’s already here, what should you eat? Again, it’s perfectly OK to not eat for awhile – let your digestive system rest. There’s a high likelihood you won’t die if you miss a few meals.

Pretty sure.

This is a biggie for parents with a child whose immune system is fighting something off. If your child is dealing with a cold or flu, or other short-lived infection, you don’t necessarily need to worry if they don’t want much food. Their body is preoccupied fighting the good fight!

And, when they do want to eat, do NOT opt for sugar-based foods! This is not the time for toast, cereal, pasta, orange juice… or ice cream, for crying out loud! We’re trying to HEAL here, people!

Regardless of whose adapting immune system we’re talking about, if you are going to eat, keep it clean and simple. Quality sources of protein, healthy fats, veggies, some fruit, stay hydrated, and avoid sugar and starchy foods.

Healthy fats can help you build a stronger arsenal. Coconut oil has incredible antimicrobial properties, as does poultry fat. Grass-fed butter provides an easily absorbed dose of fat soluble vitamins that are so critical for our neurological and immune function.

I don’t know about you, but if I’m ever feeling run down, or those first signs of an immune system adaptation are showing up, I start to crave soup. Broth, to be specific. Light soups and bone broths top the list of immuno-supportive meals when you’re fighting off a pathogen. Bone broth is known as a “super food” for good reason. It serves to heal the gut, which is responsible for 80% of our immune system!

Speaking of the gut and it’s intricate involvement with our immune system, anything that helps the gut will strengthen our immune response. Anything that breaks down the gut will break down the immune system.

Some of the most beneficial ‘foods’ for a healthy gut are rich with probiotics and live enzymes. Foods like traditionally cultured veggies, coconut kefir, and fermented beverages. Adding an excellent-quality probiotic supplement to the mix will help, as well.

So, while there are countless choices available to us to assist a burdened immune system (things like nutritional supplements, essential oils, tonics, homeopathic remedies, “miracle” berries, and so on), I feel it’s important to look first to the underlying diet.

And, not just what we’re eating… but how much.

Just something to chew on!

 

(On a side note, a healthy immune system depends on healthy neurological function. Remember to get your Chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis to ensure optimal neurological, immune, and hormonal response. It’s not about your “back”… it’s about your HEALTH!)

 

 

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Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

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Uh-Oh. Did You Miss The Free Virgin Diet Cookbook Giveaway?

JJ Virgin

 

Holy smokes! Remember the free Virgin Cookbook giveaway I JUST told you about this morning? The cookbook, written by NY Times bestselling author JJ Virgin, is the offshoot of her ultra-popular “The Virgin Diet”.

Well, JJ has already given away all  11,000 books in less than 24 hours!!

I’ve seen book giveaways before, but I’ve never seen so many books snatched up in just ONE day!

For those of you who missed out on the free books and want to buy the book anyway, JJ is giving you a complimentary copy of her brand new, never before published Community Cookbook that you can download immediately.

You’re going to love this compilation book of her community’s recipes and inspiring stories. Best of all, it’s a free gift!

 

Click here to claim your complimentary Community Cookbook!

 

 

 

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Dr. Colleen Trombley-VanHoogstraat (“Dr Mom Online”) is a popular personality in Natural Health & Wellness. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with 19 years of hands-on clinical experience in the Wellness Practice she shares with her husband, Dr. Marc VanHoogstraat, in Michigan. She is also the proud (home schooling) mom of two rather fabulous youngsters.

Her unique perspective of the science of Wellness  provides predictable solutions and transformational results for those struggling with chronic health issues, as well as those seeking lifelong health. To discover her simple strategies for creating better health through nutrition, movement and mindset, regularly visit http://DrMomOnline.comhttp://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline and http://Twitter.com/DrMomOnline.

Also, check out her available books at http://amazon.com/author/drcolleen .

For more information about working privately with Dr. Colleen and Dr. Marc in an Investigative & Functional Health Recovery Program for any number of metabolic and health issues, such as thyroid imbalance, weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance, food sensitivity & gut permeability, autoimmune conditions, cellular detoxification, and more, please contact Dr. Colleen directly at info@drmomonline.com or http://Facebook.com/DrMomOnline. Personalized distance programs are available.

 

 

 

 

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Free Cookbook Giveaway! (Time Sensitive)

JJ Virgin

 

I see a lot of people in our practice that have questions about what to do if you can’t lose weight no matter what you try. Sometimes it’s gut-related. Sometimes it’s toxicity. Sometimes it’s hormonal (including a thyroid imbalance that’s not being properly addressed).

But, more often than not, I find that many people just don’t know how to eat healthy for the long run.

That’s why I’m happy to share this gift with you…

 

You probably already know my colleague, NY times bestselling author JJ Virgin.  I talked a lot about her book, The Virgin Diet, here when she launched it at the end of 2012.

The Virgin Diet, was on the NY Times bestseller list for 25 weeks in 2013!

JJ is about to launch her next bestseller: The Virgin Diet Cookbook.  This takes The Virgin Diet to a whole new level… and shows you how to apply it, meal in and meal out.

JJ is doing a book giveaway and she has offered to give some copies to my readers!

Here’s the note she sent to her colleagues that are supporting her book launch…

After I wrote The Virgin Diet book, everyone EVERYONE was asking me for recipes. So for the last year, I’ve been collecting and compiling recipes, which I’m now releasing as the official Virgin Diet Cookbook. YES, it’s here!

The best part of this is, after a year of traveling across the country, and meeting & talking to many of you at PBS visits, book signings, speaking engagements – or just stopped in the aisle at Whole Foods, I’ve learned a few things from you all.  Things I’ve added into this cookbook.  Little gems and insights and info that will make it even MORE valuable to you. 

SO…. If you’ve never done The Virgin Diet, this is your entry point.  You can start HERE, with just the cookbook, because I’ve outlined the entire Virgin Diet in there.  If you want The Virgin Diet book, awesome.  Go get it.  I recommend it highly (haha).  But if you just need to start with this, you can.  The book is my gift (just help with shipping & handling). 

AND …. (SECRET info here…) I am giving a few of them away. (AND you’ll get 5 MORE recipes and 4 valuable videos that actually walk you through the most important things you need to know.)

Get your FREE copy by clicking here!

~ JJ

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P.S. The last time she did this, JJ ran out in 3 days.  So DON’T wait! Happy cooking!

 


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