Signs you have a hormonal imbalance

Fitfree40/ January 27, 2019/ Health/ 0 comments

Every person has hormones.  These hormones control everything from hair loss/growth to inflammation to weight loss, not to mention the potential health risks such as insulin resistance, PCOS (Polysystic Ovary Syndrome), estrogen dominance, and cancers of the breast, ovaries and prostate. What happens is that the gut and the brain talk to each other and tell each other what hormones

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How much sleep do you really need?

Fitfree40/ January 21, 2019/ Health, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Reasons why sleep is so important We have all heard that a good sleep is important, but do you know why? Our sleep patterns affect everything from how we function, our weight and our eating habits, blood sugar imbalances and mental health issues.  Sleep constitutes one-third of our lives.  Not something to be taken lightly. We have all had a

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The Great Liver

Fitfree40/ January 8, 2019/ Health/ 2 comments

Did you Know….  That the liver has over 500 jobs every single day.  I was surprised by how versatile and resilient this one organ is and how it affects the rest of our body. For example, the liver is a filter for everything we put into our body and everything we don’t intend to … parasites, toxins etc. sorts what

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Are you treating your heartburn the right way?

Fitfree40/ December 17, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

What is HEARTBURN? According to antacid commercials, heartburn is excess stomach acid that is traveling up your esophagus and causing an uncomfortable, sometimes painful burning sensation.    So you eat whatever foods you want, then you self medicate with their products to relieve the discomfort.  Voila! But what exactly is in antacids?   As you can see, what seems like a

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Salt of the Earth

Fitfree40/ December 11, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

Salt has been given a bad rap and some of it IS warranted, however we do need some salt in our daily diet to be healthy. First, a background on salt Salt is an essential mineral needed to purify and preserve.  Go back to our ancestors and you will find that salt was used in everyday life from canning/brining the

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Sugar – The Good Kind

Fitfree40/ November 27, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

What is blood sugar and why you should care about it. Your blood sugar is what keeps your body working. From lifting weights, to walking to breathing (yes, even breathing), blood sugar is making all of this possible. We need blood sugar (glucose) flowing at all times as well as some in storage (glycogen) for times when it is not

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When did DIET become a four letter word

Fitfree40/ October 23, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

    How did we go from a way of eating to a punishment to look a certain way?   Look up the word “diet” in any online dictionary.  You will find almost every entry using some form of variation on losing weight or reducing caloric intake.  What happened to the original meaning?  A way of living or habitually taken

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What does “Healthy Living” Mean Anyway?

Fitfree40/ September 23, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

      A quick Google search of “What does healthy living mean” brought this result:   A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. … Healthy living is a lifelong effect. The ways to being healthy include healthy eating, physical activities, weight management, and stress management.     Please read legal/affiliate disclosure

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The Change Part 2

Fitfree40/ September 2, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

  The Dreaded Change.  Part Two First: A recap of what we covered in the last post.  Or you can read the entire post here. Hot flashes – Night sweats – Irregular Periods – Mood Swings Poor Sleep – Urinary problems – Elevated heart rate  – Nutrition Now that we have an idea of what we can expect, let’s move

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