The Autoimmune Summit

Listening to “The Autoimmune Summit” online this week. Which is?….you may ask. The Autoimmune Summit is week long series of online interviews with experts in the field of autoimmunity, doctors, authors, doctor/authors, etc, conducted by Dr. Amy Meyers, an expert herself and the author of The Autoimmune Solution.

Today’s quote:

“We are not eating food anymore. We’re eating food-like products, or edible products; processed stuff. Things that come out of machines in factories, and things that go into boxes, cans, tubes, bags…these products, in order to have a shelf life, and not be eaten by bacteria and mold, they have to have chemicals that kill these bacteria and mold…these are preservatives and conservatives. We add to our foods coloring chemicals, and smelling chemicals and texturizing chemicals, and tasting chemicals. So, in the end, we get this soup of chemicals, many of which are toxic on their own or in combination with others.” ~~ Alejandro Junger, MD, author of Clean.

The summit is informative, to say the least. Each days interviews with experts are free to listen to, but for sale after that. The whole week being $67.

Wanna hear for yourself and maybe get some info that could change your life? I knew you did!

Click the pic below to sign up:


 Dr. Amy Meyers, a Functional Medicine Physician, author of The Autoimmune Solution. interviews experts in the field of Autoimmunity.  Awesome!

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Weight Loss Help

Wildly Alive WeightlossI just discovered this little gem on Youtube.  Wildly Alive: Stop Dieting. Re-frame Your Mind and Reshape Your Body.  Click on the pic above to check it out.

Nichole Kellerman, founder of Wildly Alive, says: “Lets live in a world where us women feel nourishment + excitement from LIFE (not just food) + use living WILDLY as a tool for weight loss…”  Sounds promising.

** Disclaimer: I’ve only watched one of her videos and really don’t know anything about her. I’m just posting this as a head’s-up-check-it-out-for-yourself kind of thing. Hope it helps someone.

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Chicken Feet Stock

What?!   You read it right. Stock made with the feet of a chicken. Chicken Feet stock.

Chicken Feet Stock

Sounds gross, I know, but if you can get over the horror flick contents of your stock pan, it’s oh, so good for you!

How?  Stock make with chicken feet is collagen and mineral rich, helps heal and seal the gut lining, which leads to better absorption nutrients and overall better health.

Do you have a leaky gut?  Most likely you do if you enjoy the standard Western diet of fast food, microwave meals and lots and lots of sugar. Basically, all of us can use a little help in the gut heal and seal department.

Many of the maladies we take meds for, like joint paint, stomach pain, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, fibromyalgia, start in the gut.

Check out more information in this article at “The Healthy Home Economist”: “Heal Your Autoimmune Disease Now”

AND read how to make your own batch of stock here at “Nourished Kitchen”: Chicken Feet Stock

Get to cooking! Remember, fitness starts in the kitchen!

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Weight Loss tips for Busy People


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Too busy to work on weight loss?

Click the pic below for some helpful tips:

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Stomach Pain, Achy Joints? Lyme Disease or Food Allergies?

Click pic of the scary Lyme tick for source…

Joint pain?  Achy? Tired? Stomach pain?  That’s me all over for the last month, mixed with a little depression to keep things interesting!

I was sure I had Lyme Disease.  The symptoms fit.  Or mold exposure.  Maybe cancer. But food allergies?  hmmmm..

Heard of The GAPS Diet? (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

Click pic to check out the book on Amazon

The book explores the relationship between what we eat and how we think and feel.

Sounds simplistic, BUT when someone repeatedly eats an allergen, like GLUTEN, it wears away the lining of their stomach and intestines leaving gaps through which food is absorbed only partially digested.

The immune system kicks in to attack these harmful substances causing swelling, joint pain, etc.

The solution?  Chicken soup.  What?!  True! Who knew?!

I’ve been eating it for the last week and I’M BETTER! Not healed yet, but so much better!

Click the chick below to read more.  This could change your life.  Now, THAT’S food for thought! =]

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86 yr. old gymnast — we’re NEVER too old!

Johann Quaas, click pic for source.


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Links, links, and more links! And one recipe…

In honor of the current warm up song in the RPM classes at my gym…moves like Jagger, we got the moves like Jagger:

But, forget RPM.  I think I’ll start training to lead this, instead. =] :

And, one more link.  Found this recipe for the protein bars I’m making for my RPM class this evening! Thanks to GC for posting it on the web!

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