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The Power of Protein
three sources to stabilize blood sugar
A healthy diet is made up of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Unfortunately in American society we have gone into an extreme overload of the first two, creating high blood sugar levels and a rise in insulin resistance and diabetes. Sadly, the most affected age group is children. Often people reach for high carbohydrates when their blood sugar levels are low or on a roller coaster, this is where the power protein comes in, it can stabilize blood sugar levels.
Changing the way we eat starts with our first meal. Breakfast is a pivotal part of starting the day right, and it is done with protein. If you find your one of those people who runs out of the house on an empty stomach you got to change this bad habit! After a night of sleeping your body is a fasting state and to push it through a hectic morning only reeks havoc by stressing your body out even more. A good amount of protein each day can very depending on ones needs for women and men the minimal mount is and 46 and 56 grams respectively, however other sources suggest 1 gram per pound of body weight. Ideally, talk to your trusted health professional for your needs.
Try one of these three protein sources within one hour of waking in the morning and eat every two to three hours to maintain healthy blood sugar levels:
1. Protein shake: Quick and easy source of protein available as "fast food". Look for a source that does not have artificial ingredients. It is best to probably find this out your local health food store. Most shakes provide 20 to 25 g of protein.
2. Eggs: An amazing food that can be made in so many ways. Each egg provides a 6 g of protein so best to have two or three. Make them scrambled, into an omelet or hard-boiled if you're on the go. Buying organic is best.
3. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt: Easy and part of the conventional breakfast, add berries and ground flax seeds for added fiber and taste. Eat at home or in the office if in time crunch.
Keep the highs and lows of your blood sugar balanced with more protein.
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
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Doing for Others
Solace in Service
by Madisyn Taylor
So many times, when we are being of service to others, we find the answer or solution to our own problems.
When we feel bad, often our first instinct is to isolate ourselves and focus on what’s upsetting us. Sometimes we really do need some downtime, but many times the best way to get out of the blues quickly is to turn our attention to other people. In being of service to others, paradoxically, we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems. We also end up feeling more connected to the people around us, as well as empowered by the experience of helping someone.
When we reach out to people we can help, we confirm that we are not alone in our own need for support and inspiration, and we also remind ourselves that we are powerful and capable in certain ways. Even as our own problems or moods get the better of us sometimes, there is always someone else who can use our particular gifts and energy to help them out. They, in turn, remind us that we are not the only people in the world with difficulties or issues. We all struggle with the problems of life, and we all feel overwhelmed from time to time, but we can almost always find solace in service.
In the most ideal situation, the person we are helping sheds light on our own dilemma, sometimes with a direct piece of advice, and sometimes without saying anything at all. Sometimes just the act of getting our minds out of the obsessive mode of trying to figure out what to do about our own life does the trick. Many great inventors and artists have found that the inspiration they need to get to the next level in their work comes not when they’re working but when they’re walking around the block or doing dishes. We do ourselves and everyone else a great service when we take a break from our sorrows and extend ourselves to someone in need.