One thing to keep in mind that a few of the things that really contribute to hormone imbalance are endocrine disruptors such as plastics and certain ingredients that we put on our skin. As far as the ingredients not to put on skin, click here. Plastics, especially when heated, such as coffee cup lids, and water bottles, some of which have been around for a while and have sat in the sun before we even get them.
I do not have it all together yet, so do not have all the ingredients that I need for my breakfast today. Although I used to just have coffee in the morning, a few weeksa ago with all the pumpkin rpoducts, I have slipped. So. I am determed to start today. Monday and Tuesday, I rushed around so much, I did not have time to get the ingredients Started this, Nov 1, a Wednesday). One reason why stopping and doing what you need,(self care), and being present is so important, as you have probably experienced, if not it throws everything off. And makes it hard to recover. Which is a huge part of the issue of people sticking to eating healthy in the first place. I find that when this happens, you need a strong Why. My why is health. I am getting older, and I know that part of the issue for so many things going wrong when you get older is not doing the right thing for our health. Mostly because we haven’t taken control, or because we don’t know what to do.
So, even though I do not have the correct ingredients or the time, I am, just for today going back to just coffee. I started doing just coffee because, I thought and felt that with just coffee in the morning, and not eating, my blood sugar wouldn’t spike, and I would not be hungry for a longer period of time. It seemed to feel right, but…….I recently learned that having coffee on an empty stomach was just the opposite. And it caused insulin spikes, because of the caffeine, reacting from your cortisol. I did discover though, that if you do Dave Aspreys, Bullet proof coffee, or some form of adding butter, coconut oil, and or even cinnamon to your coffee you can help level off that insulin spike. I do not sell, or get anything for mentioning Bulletproof coffee.....it is just a reference.
Above is a picture of the breakfast I made once I did get the ingredients. I have to say, it was really good, made of Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, flax, coconut, coconut milk.
I am actually doing 2 thinks at once here. I recently took many tests, as part of FDN, Functioal Diagnostic Nutrition School that I am attending, and am also working on the results of those. Which soon, I will be also able to test my clients to help them even further understand what exactly is going on in their bodies. Learning that I do not have enough cortisol during the morning, which is what is probably causing me to get out slow in the morning, so I will begin to take Licorice root. Please realize that nothing I am doing is a cause for you to do it without consulting a doctor. Or testing.
Also, due to not having enough cortisol, I have started taking a supplement called Adapt and Align, along with using DoTerra Copaiba, and Alignable, to keep my adrenals supported. Your adrenals carry the weight of your nervous system. When you do not produce enough cortisol to keep you going, something has to bear the brunt of your stress, So these help to not have Adrenal Fatigue.
There are many reasons for not skipping lunch, you just have to make it a healthy one. One reason is that it puts stress on your body. Whether your stress is coming from inside, or outside to much does reak havoc on those hormones.
Because I did not have the ingredients, as mentioned for today, specifically, I made a healthy meal, from ingredients that I know are clean: Organic, Free range skinless, boneless chicken, brocoli, brussel sprouts and Kale sauted in Avacado Oil, and sweet potatoe fries that I made myself, just by slicing a Sweet Potato, and adding cinamon, Cayenne pepper and sea salt, and avacado oil, and baking on 400 for about a half hour. Why Avacado oil? Well, Avacado and coconut oil are the best oils to use at high heat. Olive oil is very good for you, as long as it is virgin, or extra virgin, but should not be heated above a certain temp, or its good qualities turn carcinogenic. And contrary to popular belief, due to the way Canola oil is processed, it is not a good source of oil at all, unless you are using unrefined, cold pressed, organic, minimally processed. Of course all oils should be that anyway.
Well, I really wanted to try going to bed at 10. That is super hard for me. Like some kind of defiant child. I started going go bed later when my kids were in highschool, and I felt I had to monitor what they were doing online. And make sure they went to bed. That got me into a pattern that I kind of like. I had always gone to bed late before I had kids. I guess I kind of think of it as a right of passage into adulthood, So, now, even though I know that going to bed at 10 is ideal for Circadian rythm, and the hours between 10-2 are like getting 2 hours sleep for one. Even though I know this to be true, I do not understand how that can be true. How does our body know what time it is. Especially if we are getting the right amount of sleep. Apparently, Circadian rythim is to blame. But I feel like I am missing something going to sleep that early, I am not tired, at leaset I don’t think so. So, like some kind of defiant child, it is very hard. I would like to try it. And thought I would compromise with 11pm last night, but no, 12 it was. I will keep trying.
No wine, though, and none of that Halloween candy staring at me in the bowl that I need to figure out what to do with.
Ok, so that was day 1. Not bad.
To your health....
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