Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gluten - are you sensitive or intolerant to Gluten

Many people have a sensitivity to gluten products and have various symptoms that are not resolved with medications.  If you have stomach discomfort, digestive issues, energy problems, skin irritations, sinus issues and many others, consider staying off all gluten grains for 30 days.  Wheat, Rye, Barley are the main culprits.
Oats may be processed in a plant that process gluten grains and may be contaminated. Use organic oats to insure cleanliness in processing. More and more restaurants are producing menu items that are gluten free and there are many books with gluten free recipes.

There is a difference between gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance.  I am gluten sensitive meaning that if I occasionally have a little bit of wheat - like a cracker, or eat the filling of a pie and not the wheat crust, and stay away from spongy breads made with gluten grains, I do well.  I save this exposure for eating out.

Others need to stay completely off gluten including hidden gluten in skin care products, snack bars (modified food starch).  

This is an enormous topic so I suggest taking it a little bit at a time.  Just realize that food is medicine and what we put in our mouth influences how we feel.  We are all individuals and respond to toxic exposure differently.
My toxins include dairy, gluten, sugar.  I work diligently to keep these food items out of my diet.

For information regarding how NES can assist you in discovering your food sensitivities contact us at www.nutried.com   or call 802-874-4429

Friday, December 9, 2011

Surviving Holiday Eating Challenges

With the holidays come parties, celebrations and food. Delicious goodies that tempt the appetite and reduce our discipline and all our promises to ourselves in a flash.
Here are a few tips I have learned over the years that help me enjoy without over-indulging.

  • Have some protein before going to a party. That reduces the appetite and makes it easier to make better decisions at the party. I use either a protein bar or shake with some vitamin/mineral supplements.
  • Begin with the healthy snacks, chew them slowly and thoroughly and leave the most fattening to the last. Have one of each offering. 
  • Drink a glass of water before having an alcoholic beverage. Many times we drink more then planned because we are thirsty.  Cutting down on alcohol save a myriad of calories.
  • Get plenty of rest. This allows our body to cleans properly the effect of which makes us less hungry. 
  • Keep up moderate exercise to help the body cleanse, sleep deeper and stay healthy. 
  • Take vitamin/mineral supplements to make sure you get the nutrients you need during the stress of the holidays.  Doing this will help keep you healthy.
  • Keep in mind the holidays are about family, friends and fellowship.  Make that the center of your focus, not food. Keeping in conversation with loved ones away from the food table always helps. 
Stay healthy and safe and may the holidays bring you joy and peace. 

Liz Harrison, NES

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Preparing for and recovering from surgery with nutrition.

It is truly amazing what medical science can do these day.  November 23rd I had the minimal invasive anterior approach total hip replacement surgery. Surgery was on a Wednesday and I was home Friday. On Sunday I fully dressed myself and am using only one crutch to get around the house.  Giving the body the nutrients it needs to heal is very important. A high protein diet, a high fiber diet, with supplemental Calcium and vitamin D3, plenty of fluids are essential.
  • First thing in the morning I have a Nutrilite Protein shake (25 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of carbohydrate. 170 calories.)  Chocolate fudge is my favorite. 
  • With that I take Nutrilite: Double X multi-vitamin/mineral organic food concentrate, Balanced Health essential fatty acids,  vitamin D3 with K2, calcium/magnesium with D, time release vitamin C and a few others specifically for my body chemistry
I am consuming 25 grams of fiber daily.  That comes through vegetables and whole fruit. The bodyneeds a minimum of 50-60 grams of protein to have the building tools for repair.
It is vitally important to get plenty of rest and take any prescribed meds your doctor ordered. 

Having been told 40+ years ago I would be in a wheelchair by my mid thirties and now I am just having to replace the rheumatoid / osteo arthritic affected parts of my body, I am very blessed.
I can maintain a lifestyle of skiing, golf, gardening, travel and having a good time.  Eating according to my bloodtype, staying off inflammatory foods, exercising properly all influence the outcome.  At 70-80 percent compliance over the years, I cannot say enough about the results.  Quality nutrition and lifestyle really work for longevity of health.

For more information on my history go to www.NutriEd.com

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weight Control

There are many weight loss programs on the market and many work 40-60% of the time for a limited group of people. Everyone is an individual and no program works universally for everyone. Individual differences include blood type, activity level, chewing habits, sleep patterns, stress levels, inflammatory food sensitivities and much more.

At Nutrition Education Services (NES) we design a program taking all the issues of your body chemistry into account. We individualized your program. Balancing your body chemistry automatically brings your body weight into optimal health. Let us help you with your individual situation. It costs less in the long run and you will feel better faster. Our goal is to help you feel and look your best naturally.

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