THAW February Challenge!

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge:

21-Day Detox

 

That’s right, our THAW Challenges are back for 2017! We will be doing one challenge every other month in 2017.

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

The THAW Challenge for February is going to be taking part in a 21-Day Detox Challenge!

Anyone who is interested to join us on this mission is welcome. Standard Process does a great purification program that we do at least once a year. Remember we can help you modify the program and are here to help with any questions. It’s not about a crash diet fad. This is about resetting your body and making solid lifestyle changes over a 21-day period.

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

What: Follow a 21-Day Purification Challenge

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Tustin, CA

When: The month of February

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!

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FATS

Lowdown on FAT

Fat has gotten a bad rap. Especially in the last 30 years when we saw an explosion in products that were “fat free” or “low fat” alternatives to traditional fats. These changes in the fats we eat have not been based on research. Healthy fats are a necessary part of a well-balanced and healthy diet. Research is telling us that it’s the kind of fats that leads to our body’s state of health, or disease. Here are some important things to know about fats.

  • Recent dietary guidelines don’t put a limit on the total amount of fat that we should have in our diets. Fats should make up approximately 20-35% of your daily percentage of calories.
  • Proper ratio of omega-3’s to omega-6’s are said to be somewhere around 1:1 to 1:5. The Standard American diet (SAD) can have as much as a 1:25 ratio, which shifts the body towards a state of inflammation.
  • Servings of seafood per week should be from 2-5. Remember that smaller fish tend to have less toxicity.
  • Choose grass-fed meat, free-range chicken, and organic whenever possible. These tend to have better healthy fat ratios and contain less hormones, pesticides, and chemicals.
  • Cooking oils: choose Extra Virgin Olive Oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and sesame oil when possible. Do not heat above 350 degrees because it can damage their benefits.
  • Avoid: vegetable oils, corn oils, and safflower oil.

Trans fats: These are bad and should be avoided. They are being removed in most foods. Look out for hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils because these are trans fats.

Saturated fats: These are now considered neutral fats. It is still important to not get too much of your dietary calories from these types of fat.

Monounsaturated fats: These fats can help lower cholesterol in the blood. Use these in your diet.

Polyunsaturated fats: These are omega-3’s and omerga-6’s. Try to get a 1:1 ratio of these.

Omega-3’s: These are the Anti-Inflammatory fats. Eat more of them!

Omega-6’s: These are the PRO- inflammatory fats. Eat less of them!

Fat- free: This usually means highly processed food. They may be full of sugar and starch to make them taste better. They are pro-inflammatory.

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More posts on Health:

Seafood Watch: Part 2

Omega Fatty Acids

Food Labels To Know

Keep Hustling!

Mediterranean Diet

Healthy Eating Tips

Gut Feeling

Fighting Inflammation

 

Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

 

REF:

The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Simopoulos AP.

Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79. Review.

LA Times “The Skinny On Fat” – Paula Spencer Scott

30-DAy Challenge: Kombucha

True Health And Wellness (THAW) 30-Day Challenge:

Kombucha

 May’s THAW 30-Day Challenge is going to take place at Zama Tea & Kombucha in Old Town Tustin!

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

What: Kombucha Daily!

Who: True Health & Wellness vs. Zama Tea

Where: Zama Tea 434 El Camino Real in Old Town Tustin

When: The month of May

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!

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