Posts by: Jason West

Chelation – Out With The Bad, In With The Good

Your body is constantly rebuilding itself every second. If it’s polluted or lacks nutrition, the rebuilding slows or stops. Every second of every day, your body is rebuilding – or regenerating itself. By tomorrow you will be 50 million skin cells different than you are today. After 10 days, the lining of your intestines will be changed, and in 120 days (4 months), you will have a new set of red blood cells. To give you an idea of what…

What’s For Breakfast?

A healthy, low glycemic breakfast is the best way to start your day so you can lose weight, improve mental focus, and conquer fatigue. Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day. These breakfast foods can also increase feelings of satiety and fullness and may make people less likely to overeat throughout the day. The glycemic index ranks foods…

Are you maintaining a healthy blood sugar level?

Let's talk about sugar handling – not too high of sugar, which is diabetes, but something that is equally as important and what used to be called hypoglycemia. I think the better word is neuroglycopenia, which is a fancy way of saying if your blood sugar is too low, your nerves freak out. This is really important if you get hyperirritability, mood swings, or are one of those afternoon yawners. It usually means that your pancreas isn’t working right. What…

Veggie Egg Scramble

This Veggie Egg Scramble is not only delicious, but it also balances your blood sugar to kickstart your day. Along with balancing your blood sugar, this scramble contains key nutrients we need to stay healthy. Asparagus and spinach are loaded with nutrients, fiber, antioxidants and, like other greens, are a great brain booster. Among many other benefits, mushrooms, garlic and onion are all known for their immune boosting effects. So enjoy this breakfast knowing you’re starting off your day with…

Health Alert: Chronic Stress!

Did you know psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases? Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health. Chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of control. Prolonged stress alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate…

3 Tips to Help Keep You Out of the Doctor’s Office

The latin root word for doctor, docēre, means to teach, so I want to teach you 3 very important things.  It’s about the tin man, it’s about the sanctuary and it’s about the nervous system decompressor. The Tin Man You know how the tin man on the Wizard of Oz was not moving very well because he was out of oil? Well water is our oil. It is amazing to me how many chronically ill people don’t drink enough water,…

Pesto Baked Fish

What's for dinner? How about this delicious pesto baked fish recipe! It's sure to please the whole family plus supply ample omegas for healthy brain function, hair, skin, nails, weight loss and more. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 sheets parchment paper 4-6 oz. halibut, tilapia fillet, or any fish 4 Tbsp. store bought or homemade pesto sauce dressing section 1 cup carrots, shredded 1 cup zucchini, shredded 1 cup cabbage, shredded 2 tsp. garlic, minced 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided 4…

30 Days to Feel Good and Look Better

There are so many facts, ideas, theories and so much hogwash when it comes to health and nutrition. But there are two facts that are indisputable. These are four facts that all contending parties in the health and nutrition world—physicians, nutritionists, alternative docs, biochemists, etc.—cannot disagree on. They are: Fact #1: The people that eat the Western diet of highly processed, sugar-laden, chemically altered, non-foods suffer high rates of the Western diseases of diabetes, heart and coronary artery disease, joint…

Easy Beef Soup

Try my tasty beef soup the next time you need an easy meal on these cold winter days. It will warm you up and fill your tummy with the essential food groups. Sometimes it gets a little hectic around here with our family’s schedule so I like to make a large batch ahead of time and freeze small, individual servings to pull out and warm up any day for a fast meal. Ingredients: 1⁄2 pound lean ground beef 2 large…

Berry Boost Blast Smoothie

Have you ever heard that saying that breakfast is the most important part of the day? Well it’s true! What you eat for breakfast will set the tone for the rest of your day, increasing energy and boosting weight loss. This Berry Boost Blast Smoothie is the perfect start to your day with a low glycemic index so you can lose weight and enjoy energy all day. Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup blueberries 1⁄2 cup raspberries 5 almonds, chopped 1 Tbsp. ground…

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