Current Events, Exercise, functional medicine, VIP Program

Check out The Paleo Summit!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to make a quick announcement on behalf of a friend of mine.  Sean Croxton has just put together a GREAT online event called “The Paleo Summit”.  This will consist of 3 free videos being released each day for 8 days…all dealing with the pro’s, cons, mechanics, and rationale of the Paleo diet.

This is like a graduate course on the Paleo lifestyle!

Eating Paleo basically means that you eat the fruits, veggies, and meats that we were historically used to eating…not all of the grains and processed stuff that we are bombarded with now.

Anyway, if you’ve ever considered “going Paleo” or if I’ve suggested a Paleo or gluten free diet to you, this is an event that you DO NOT want to miss.  The videos are free, but you need to register ASAP…the releases start Monday, February 20th.  Just go to http://www.LearnToGoPaleo.com to register for the Paleo Summit!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Paleo Diet…check out the speaker linup and schedule here.

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Chronic Illness, functional medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Vitamin D

Multiple Sclerosis, Vitamin D, and Viruses

http://www.DrKrupka.com Dr. Krupka gives a detailed account of how Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is affected by vitamin D levels and viral history.  This is some serious content and worth watching more than once.  If you have an autoimmune disease or know someone who does, grab your pen and paper to take notes and change your life!! Pass it on to your friends.

Multiple Sclerosis, Vitamin D, and Viral Issues…a MUST SEE!

For more information about your vitamin D levels, go to http://www.SixSimpleBloodTests.com

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A short little article about EGGS…Be not afraid!

This is an article I just got from the folks (Saun T) at Beachbody.com…they’re the P90X people for those of you who may be unfamiliar.  Enjoy!

Get Crackin’: Things You Should Know About Eggs

Shaun T

–>I care about what I put into my body, and don’t have a lot of time to cook with complicated ingredients (or the patience to shop for some of the more mysterious “wonder” grains and oils). But I’ve been doing some research and have found that eggs are a great food to build meals around, and hey, even I can make eggs! Here’s what I’ve learned about them:

Eggs and Shells

  1. Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids, making them a complete-protein food.
  2. Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.
  3. 1 large egg contains approximately 80 calories. (The white has approximately 20 calories, and the yolk has approximately 60 calories).
  4. While soft-boiled eggs got a bad rap for a while, a soft-boiled egg is safe to eat as long as it’s cooked for at least 3-1/2 minutes. This should raise the temperature of the egg to approximately 140 degrees and pasteurize it.
  5. To reduce calories, fat, and cholesterol in recipes, use more egg whites and fewer egg yolks—you won’t taste the difference.
  6. To lighten up your omelet or scrambled eggs, try adding a small amount of water instead of cream or milk when you’re beating the eggs. Milk products tend to harden the yolk and add calories you don’t need.
  7. Eggs should always be cooked over low heat—high heat makes eggs rubbery.
  8. Beating Egg WhitesTo beat egg whites more quickly and make them fluffier, add a pinch of salt, let them come to room temperature, then beat.
  9. For a good plant fertilizer, dry eggshells in the oven, then pulverize them in a blender to make bone meal.
  10. To tell how old an egg is, place the egg in a pan of cold water. If it lies on its side, it’s fresh; if it tilts on an angle, it’s approximately three to four days old. If the egg stands upright, it’s probably about 10 days old; if the egg floats to the top, it’s old and shouldn’t be used.

So whaddaya say? Wanna get crackin’?

Peace out,

Shaun T

Current Events

KFC’s “Buckets for the Cure”? Seriously?

Ok, I have to say that I think this whole pink ribbon marketing alliance between individual businesses and Susan G Komen may be going a little too far.  KFC is starting a “Buckets for the cure” campaign??  You can buy a bucket of fried chicken to benefit breast cancer awareness??  I’m not even sure how to react to that. 

For all the “awareness” fostered over the years by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and all the money that has changed hands, has there been a proportional amount of progress made? And where is the emphasis on prevention?  I agree that looking for a cure is important, but even if we discover the perfect way to kill or remove the cancer…what keeps it from happening again?  Wouldn’t we be better served by preventing initial cancers, and understanding how to prevent recurrences of previous cancers? 

I guess the point of all of this is to “Think before you Pink” to quote www.BCAction.org.  It’s great to support a cause that’s close to your heart, but know where the money goes, and make sure that you agree with the philosophies you are promoting. 

Read the full article about KFC and Susan G.

You should also taka a minute to watch my video workshop on Breast Cancer Prevention.

Alright, now leave some comments and let’s start some discussions!

-Patrick