Detox/Supplements

The PAIN of GAS.

My morning was slightly ROCKED by major pain! Ughh… I suffered major gas pain in my stomach this morning, the worst that I’ve ever experienced!! I gave birth to three children without any pain meds so I know what it feels like to experience a pain all over your body, but knowing it won’t last too much longer and the outcome makes it easier. BUT, early this morning my stomach felt gassy. For those who don’t know, the anatomy of your stomach is located up right under your chest (see picture above) Typically when you see people touch their tummy they touch the lower part of their abdomen, but that is actually your intestines not your stomach.

So I got up and as normal had some ACV and water, took digestive enzymes and probiotics and felt fine. I sat to have my first cup of organic coffee and one of my matcha green tea raw bars and my stomach got more and more sore. I new it was gas. Normally if I do feel that, it will go away soon and on its own. This time it kept getting worse and worse. It got so bad and I was in so much pain I started sweating and felt like I had to throw up, although I couldn’t, I wanted to. Anything to ease the pain would help. I took a shot of lemon water and water with ACV both known to help alkalize the stomach but nothing seemed to work. I also used lavender and peppermint essential oils. I love using peppermint oil, but in some situations it may seem to exacerbate the problem because of the menthol and minty feel it leaves on your skin, so in that case I wont use it again. Nonetheless, it did not help. I went online to see what other things I could do to help alleviate gas. As I read through a list, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL popped up! “YES!” I thought, why did I not think of that. In agony I got up, grabbed my activated charcoal  put a some in a spoon and mixed it directly in water. I wanted the absorption to be fast acting so I did not put it in a capsule. There’s actually no taste at all so it was easy to drink. Activated Charcoal is made from coconuts and is not the same charcoal you BBQ with!! So I drank the charcoal, got a heating pad, laid on the couch an started to do reflexology on the bottom of my feet. Within minutes I could hear and  feel the gas bubbles in my stomach  pop and the pain slowly subsided.

I want to share with with you because first of all, just because I eat healthy, workout and share so much health info with your, does not exclude me from ever going through ailments. My hormones affect me a lot and majority of it is caused by my past. Lots of antibiotics, terrible diet full of processed foods, unhealthy over the counter meds, sugars and being on birth control pills took a toll on my body when I was younger causing first of all candida (yeast caused by an imbalance of good/bad bacteria). When you take just one round of antibiotics, it kills MORE good bacteria the bad and that’s why I’m so against any antibiotics UNLESS its life or death and nothing is working. The candida causes leaky gut and leaky gut leads to many many disorders like hormonal imbalances, gallbladder issues and digestive issues which is what I go through. If your leaky gut is never healed it can then turn autoimmune which means your body starts to attack itself and will choose specific organs to attach, most popular being the thyroid gland and then joints which is what arthritis is.

So back to the ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

Activated charcoal is used for gas and bloated an detoxing the body but is mostly know for and useful for poison in the body. If you ever have alcohol poison or any other type of poison, activated charcoal has been used and documented to be VERY effective. It is an amazing and powerful superfood source to have on hand at home or in your purse/bag at all times. Kids can take it because there’s no tasted and its safe and effective. FOOD is medicine. I could have easily taken a GAS-X pill from the store and it may have helped, but stuff like that is full of chemicals and will have other side effects. I just want you to know that some remedies like this CHARCOAL may be fast acting (thank you Lord because I was in pain) and others like herbs need to be taken over time in order for you to feel and see results. It’s all about knowing your body and being patient with healing. When you look at your past, your diet, medications taken, alcohol use, drug use, stress levels, whether you exercised etc.. you will know why you feel the way your feel today and know how to properly treat it. So as I share this I want you to know how powerful and effective natural safe remedies can be and that you can learn and break free from the so called “norm” of always using drugs and going to the dr. for every ailment under the sun. Educate yourself, especially if you have children because the knowledge you attain from especially situations that occur in your own life, may be able to help others. This is why I share what I share. God gave my a passion for natural health and fitness so I hope each bit of info will be able to help you and your family too!

Get my fave brand of  ACTIVATED CHARCOAL here!

Xo,

Jodi

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Detox/Supplements

Super Stack Post Workout

Green & Fit Faves…
I’m always sharing my fave supplements and superfoods. All of them can be ordered off my shop section.
AWESOME SUPERFOODS
I wanted to share 3 great supplements I take after I workout everyday- Thyroid Support by Gaia, Adrenal Hedlth by Gaia and Krill Oil. They have all helped me greatly by helping me balance my hormones, lower cortisol, sleep better, better digestion, less water retention, support my thyroid and adrenal function, not fatigue etc..
Here’s a short description of each-
Thyroid Support
Supports healthy thyroid function
Promotes a healthy metabolism
Supports thyroid hormones
Ultimate support for metabolic enhancement
Supports the immune and endocrine system
Adrenal Health-
Supports healthy adrenal function
Promotes adaptation to stress
Supports calmness and freedom from excitability
Laboratory tested for purity
Free of heavy-metal toxicity
Krill
100% PURE HIGHEST QUALITY KRILL OIL + OMEGA 3 ANTIOXIDANT BLEND : Our product delivers 1000mg Per Serving of pure, high quality, 100% purified, mercury free, gluten free, solvent free and GMO free Krill Oil pills. Each batch is independently tested to ensure quality and safety. Which Supports heart, brain, joint and immune system health. our complex contains 200mcg antioxidant Astaxanthnin that provides essential nutrients for the skin, eyes and cells. Click link in my bio to see these💕💚 #thyroidhealth #adrenalhealth #omegas #krill #greenandfitmamafaves #brain #heart #hormones #digestion

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COFFEE LOVERS..

Attention all COFFEE ☕️LOVERS!! I just wanted to share this with you all because if you love organic coffee like I do, in my experience and opinion, it def makes a difference how your coffee is being brewed. Ok, I’m not a coffee connoisseur but just sharing what I love. Ok first off, coffee crop are highly sprayed with herbicides and pesticides 😷🤒😝. So, buy organic coffee beans or grounds and support companies that really take the time to plant, harvest and prepare coffee sustainability and healthy for us. Getting to the point➡️➡️➡️ I’ve tried coffee brewed in a regular coffee pot, Keurig, glass pour over, French press and cold brewed coffee. BUT my ABsolute favorite way I love coffee brewed hot is in my Clever Dripper. It’s small simple and totally inexpensive. I’ve had my Clever Dripper for over 4 years now given to me by @mailagibson (Yup same one Maila) and although she’s on her last leg, she still does the job💕 here’s what I love about it and you can get your own( see the link below)
1. Most importantly- coffee is so much LESS ACIDIC- really!!! Not joking it’s smooth and clean tasting, how coffee is supposed to taste. I drink my coffee black, so smooth and not acidic is vital!
2. You can control how dark and strong you want it. Since you add However much coffee grounds you want and let the hot water sit for the time you want you control how it will taste.
3.it’s small and portable- you can take this with you on trips so you don’t have to use the nasty coffee makers in the hotel rooms😜
4. It’s inexpensive.
Check out the link to see how to make coffee using this Clever Dripper

Xo,

Jodi

Healthy Eats!

Non Toxic Lunches

KID’S LUNCHES!
I choose to make my kids lunch everyday. Although it is, yes, time consuming, it’s worth it because I choose for them not to eat the processed foods they serve as school. Day in and day out of that stuff will take a negative toll on their bodies. I wanted to share these amazing stainless steel lunch boxes that I bought years ago! I purchased the one on the left for my son Levi when he started Kindergarten (different carry case) and that was 6 years ago. I bought the one on the right 2 years after even Ezra started K so it’s now 4 years old. Now my daughter is using it. These lunch boxes are super easy. Adults use them too! Fill the compartments with food, they have small stainless containers you can buy to put wet items in and the magnets are interchangeable and fun for the kids. They also have a variety of cases and sizes. They will both use these until they are out of elementary. It’s worth it. Click the link below to check it out. BUT- I’m sure when you see the price you’ll think, “Wow so expensive!!” But here’s the deal- they last so long, look 👀 I had mine going on 7 years! Think of all the money you’ll spend on zip loc bags, tin foil, wax paper etc.. and not to mention the waste it creates. And if you use plastic containers, they are toxic, they leach chemicals into your kids food esp even it’s hot, they are harder to wash and lucky they last 6 mos.
These Planet Boxes are-
•non toxic-lead, BPA, PVC and phthalate free✳️
•eco friendly✳️
•easy to clean-hand wash or dishwasher✳️
•easy to pack✳️
•saves time✳️
•reduces waste✳️
•fun for the kids✳️
If you have a child/children in elementary school it’s totally worth investing in!
Check it out HERE
Go non toxic!
Xo,
Jodi
Detox/Supplements

Leaky Gut. What Is It?

The term ‘Leaky Gut” refers to gut permeability. It happens when the lining of your gut (stomach and intestines) develop holes in them where particles that are not supposed to reach the bloodstream pass through.  Your gut lining acts as a barrier that keeps out larger items that can damage your system. There are many things that can cause leaky gut, here are some:

-use of anitbiotics

-use of pharmaceutical meds or over the counter meds

-poor diet

-toxin overload

-stress

-bacterial imbalance (imbalance of good/bad bacteria caused by antibiotics, over use of prescription drugs, lack of probiotics in the diet, chlorine and fluoride).

-the most common components of foods that can cause leaky gut are the protein in unsprouted grains (lectins), sugars, diary, gmos and gluten

SYMPTOMS OF LEAKY GUT-

bloating, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, allergies, IBS, mood issues, autism, skin problems

Some of the MAIN foods that cause aggravation to your gut causing leaky gut are:

RICE, SPELT, SOY & WHEAT (ALL GLUTEN)

Things that can help heal your leaky gut:

  1. REMOVE- the main factor in healing leaky gut is to remove the triggers that are causing it.

Replace with foods/supplements that heal: bone broth, cultured diary, fermented vegetables, coconut products, sprouted seeds.

SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP HEAL:

PROBIOTICS– a good probiotic supplement I recommend THIS one (or any from this brand) and also probiotics from foods

L-Glutamine– I use this glutamine powder by NOW and highly recommend it

Digestive Enzymes-I use this one by GHC and its amazing and will not only help you digest foods you eat, but will cleanse you of candida

-DGL- licorice root

Quercetin

Please see links above for the items I recommend.

Xo,

Jodi

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The power of the sun

Absorbing good ol’ sun ☀️ {vitamin D}
Please read below for great info and the reason why I share this is because SO many people, even us living in Hawaii where there is year round sun, are deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of MANY diseases even cancer.
FACT- vitamin d is not actually a vitamin but a prohormone. I’ll share with you the process of how UVB rays from the sun keep you healthy-
➡️unprotected (no sunscreen, especially chemical ones or clothing)body exposed to sun
➡️body absorbs UVB rays which starts a chemical reaction- the prohormone (sun)is converted to vitamin D
➡️a form of cholesterol that’s already on your skin is then converted to vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
➡️this travels to your liver where it’s metabolized and becomes the form-hydroxyvitamin D or 25 (OH) D
➡️then your kidneys convert it to 25(OH)2D a form that your body can use to keep you healthy.
Super scientific but understandable. Point is you should be getting 90% of your vitamin D from the sun and if you live somewhere where you don’t have much then supplementing is necessary. I live in HI and I was deficient. Women who have had children are more likely to be. The SUN is not bad for you like so many people think. Staying in the sun and burning your skin is. You should get at least 10min per day of sun that is shining directly on your face and body without sunscreens. If you stay in longer then use chemical free sunscreens. So if you have any type of chronic illness, check your D levels, it’s likely you could be low. When supplementing make sure it’s a clean form of D3. I have two vitamin D supplements I recommend is great and you can check it out Here:

Vitamin D3 Spray

Vitamin D3 liquid

Vitamin D3 & K2

Get out and get some sun!

Xo,

Jodi

Recipes

Chocolatey Cacao Muffins

This morning I decided to create a new muffin recipe using almond flour. It was so last minute but I woke my daughter up to help me so she could say ” I made these!” Almond flour is a option to use if you are trying or are already gluten free. They turned out pretty darn good, and it’s a good thing they did because my kids were almost late to school because of these! Ha! I’m loving having  a large bag of Bark Thins because they are perfect to crush up and sprinkle on top of muffins and scones.  I also topped these with an organic sprouted cacao brown rice cereal which i LOVE and use for many other recipes also and it also gave it a crunchy bite. I also added in hemp and chia seeds to provide a great source of omega fatty acids for brain health!

(picture below of ingredients were taken before i knew to add another egg 🙂 )

RECIPE:

2 cups almond flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp coconut oil

5 eggs

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp organic cocoa powder

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp brewed coffee (optional)

pinch salt

1/2 cup crushed Bark Thins

1/4 cup sprouted cacao rice cereal for topping

blend or mix eggs, vanilla and honey/maple first, add in the flour, baking soda and other dry ingredients. Blend well. Make sure mix is a little runny not too thick. stir in 1/4 cup Bark Thins. Fill muffins pans, this made 8 large muffins. top with remaining Bark Thins and cereal.

RUSH mode: bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

REGULAR i have time mode: bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes

just poke with a knife and make sure it comes out clean!

Enjoy!  If you make these, please comment on how they turned out!

Xo,

Jodi

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