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The day’s are getting longer and it’s time to come out of hibernation. That’s great, except your mood isn’t aligned with the season change or with the peak of the sunlight, Easter bunny and the birds chirping that everyone is raving about.

Your tired of carrying the extra weight, you have brain fog and lack of concentration. You know it’s good for you to get out but your not motivated and chronic fatigue pulls you back into bed. Your body aches, pains slows you down, and your mind can’t stop with constant thoughts of overwhelming to do lists.
You have tried almost every diet out there, you feel completely defeated and drained.
Sound familiar? Well you are not alone! And if you haven’t already, you are on your computer researching what could be the problems and symptoms your body is experiencing, right?

New cancer rates and cancer related deaths have fallen in the United States in recent decades. However certain cancers are becoming more common in younger adults. American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute research think obesity may be to blame for this disease. Researchers have linked excess body weight to about 40% of cancer cases in the U.S and it’s risk types like breast, ovarian and liver cancer. By 2014, obesity accounted for 60% of endometrial cancer, 36% of kidney cancer, 17% pancreatic cancer and 11% of multiple myeloma among adults ages 30 and above. (Read full article in the TIME.)

Now that the spring has arrived, take some time and ask yourself “Is what you are doing TODAY getting you closer to your health goals TOMORROW?” Make the change because quality of life and enjoying what life has to offer is how our cells thrive. Getting yourself outside everyday and allowing the warmth of the sun to kiss your skin for a good 10 minutes to increase vitamin D production will support your mood and combat depression, balance your blood sugar, improve your immune system and reduce cancer risk. Spending some time with the sun outdoors and going for a daily walk will increase your heart rate and support cardiovascular health. Enjoying some fresh air can get back the energy that was missing-this will make it easier to embrace each season, starting with this spring.

Lahaina Pirri, RNCP, NNCP
la@balanceonehealth.com
www.balanceonehealth.com

Multiple Sclerosis MS

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

It is a disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and having difficulty with vision, balance, muscle control, and other issues with the body’s function like cognitive decline, brain fog, issues with metabolism, food sensitivities and the worst that most suffer from is the chronic fatigue which makes it very difficult to live their lives with the conventional life style.

Approximately 85% have relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Once a individual has a sign of this disease after having an attack of symptoms this is called relapses from time to time, following  by weeks, months or even years of recovery this is called remissions.

Primary Progressive MS

This is when the disease gets worse over time, this is about 10% of people with MS that have this type. This is where the immune system may be attacking the myelin that insulated the nerves.

As with Dr.Wahls she was declining, her eyes were seeing the color blue very bright, and as he described it she said it was like dragging her left foot like it was sandbag, she was exhausted, nauseated, and scared. She went to her doctors, she was in denial, said very little and feared a lot. Test results were completed, it was clear she had MS. Slowly she was getting worse.

Then something happened over time, she changed her life and she wasn’t accepting this disease to control her…she was going to do something about it. What did she do?

She researched link diet and MS, she found Dr. Aston Embry a geologist whose son has MS. Then she heard about Dr.Loren Cordain who linked changes to the human diet to the development of chronic diseases in Western society. There were numerous articles that were published and she was not ready to give up. This was the beginning to the Wahls protocol and for functional, holistic, and the alternative care to use live, natural foods as medicine and to support and generate the mitochondrial.

Take Control Of Your Life

If you have MS or another chronic disease that is controlling your life. You have tried almost everything, ready to giving up and have not thought of food to help you with your health.

Then this may inspire you, both Dr. Wahls and my son’s myelin sheath regenerated. Dr.Wahls and all her Wahls warriors all have a story, and you may want to share yours.

Stop the bullying of your disease. I encourage you to take control of your life and this disease, and know that there are alternatives to accepting where you are, managing your stress, and help you with your symptoms, one step at a time.

 

 

Feeding Your Friendly Bacteria

SPRING CLEANING

Cleaning up the yard and getting the fertilizer ready for a weed free and beautiful green lawn sounds good this time of year. This is similar to your internal body, we clean our homes, our cars, and our lawns, and sometimes obsessively cleaning, that’s great but what how about cleaning your insides like your gut?

Probiotis are the good bacteria in fermented foods like kefir and adding chia seeds support the population of your gut with immune boosting and to support your healthy microorganisms to thrive.

Here is a basic way you can introduce healthy bacteria into your gut and enjoy drinking it at the same time, guilt free.

                                            

Making 2 servings

Ingredients 1 cup coconut kefir, 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 banana, 1 cup mixed berries, 1 cup fresh greens, mint leaf for garnish and powered cinammon.

Directions 1) Place the coconut kefir, coconut milk, vanilla, chia seeds, banana, berries and greens in the blender and turn on. Gradually increasing the speed, blending for 10-20 seconds. Pour into a desired glass and top it with the mint leaf and cinnamon, drink and enjoy. Cheers to a happy gut!

In health,

Lahaina Pirri B1H

The gut brain connection

“Your gut is your first brain”.

 

Have you thought about what could be happening with your gut, can then happen to your brain. Are you feeding yourself or the trillion cells in your gut? If your craving and often eat processed sugary foods and starchy foods like donuts, chips, fries, cakes, cookies, potatoes, rice, breads and pastas to name a few than you might be feeding the sugar loving bacteria and yeast which can cause all kinds of problems in your body.

This can lead to something called “Intestinal permeability or Leaky gut syndrome.” It’s when holes or leaks develop in the lining between the small bowel and the blood vessels, where absorption begins, but with this issue absorption also becomes a problem. Factors that can cause this issue are frequent antibiotic use, development of sensitivity or an intolerance, exposure to man made chemicals and toxins such as tobacco smoke, and a poor diet high in sugar/starch foods.

Therefore if you have an issue with your intestinal lining, soon to follow is the blood vessels including the one that leads to your brain can likely to become an issue as well. A leaky GUT, leaky blood vessel, and a leaky BRAIN, can develop into leaky skin. Symptoms can start as simple as digestion issues, constipation, to rashes/ hives, joint pain then brain fog to fatigue, mood disorders, and eye issues. In the blood-brain barrier that provides an extra layer of protection for the brain against infecting bacteria will become less effective.

This is why “Intestinal Permeability or Leaky gut” is not just about gastrointestinal issue, it’s about your entire system and over all health.

Now that you know what foods to avoid to feed your unhealthy bacteria in your gut, you may think twice before buying that big bag of chips or the cookies at the grocery store.

Feel free to contact me with any question you may have regarding this topic or a topic you would like me to share on my blogs.

Let’s talk… TOXICITY

USING REAL FOOD TO DETOX

         

Adding nutritious foods and quality supplements are a priority and a great way to implement changes that allow your body to detox naturally through dietary protocol. This process is essential to sustain quality of life. Therefore getting the toxins that are in your body out “better out than in” as they say, this is just as important as replenishing what is needed going in the body. Toxic load can be the big reason why your body’s metabolism and function has slowed down this process. Symptoms that are related to excessive toxins in the body include chronic fatigue, inflammation, pain, constipation, irregular bowels, headaches, body odor and acne.

         

Our external environment, such as poor air quality and water, pesticides and other chemicals used on agricultural products, chemical preservatives and colors used in drinks and processed foods and food itself that has been chemically manipulated, like hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup all add to our toxicity.   Many of these chemicals get inside us because we eat, drink and inhale them. And as the skin is the largest organ in the body which eliminates it also absorbs toxins easily. Toxic load can come from our working, living, recreational environment, fast foods and on our dinner plates.

           

I recommend the following three easy steps to detoxify your body:

Step 1. Maximize your body’s natural detoxification process

Step 2. Minimize your toxic exposure

Step 3.  Getting tested for  heavy metals

In our bodies the organs responsible to process and eliminate toxins are the liver, kidneys, and the sweat glands. Herbs that can support these organs are: aloe, burdock, cayenne, dandelion root, dill, ginger, horseradish, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, and turmeric.

Eating clean to minimize and eliminate toxins, this is a natural part of releasing toxins from body and choosing organic foods, and organic personal care products for the body as natural as possible.

In health,

la@balanceoehealth.com

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