Why ‘Whole Foods’ are EVERYTHING

#WellnessWednesday

HELLO HELLO! Welcome to our first ever #WellnessWednesday blog post! Today we are going to be chatting about ‘WHOLE FOODS’ … so if you’re not into learning about food or you don’t like to eat food or you’re not into eating good foods… stop reading NOW.

If you ARE looking for a some resources about things to put in your body to make it happier AND healthier, you are in the right place my friend.

 

What are ‘Whole Foods’?

Definition: “plant food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.” (Thank you google.) For example.. Fruits, Veggies… good grains.

That sounds easy enough, right? Well.. it’s not. Take a good look at what things you may have in your fridge or in your pantry or cabinets. I am willing to bet most of the food that you have stored away in there doesn’t quite meet the requirements for ‘Whole food’. In today’s world it’s much harder to find unprocessed, unrefined, untampered with food. Even a lot of the produce we consume has additives or artificial substances added to it.

Crazy, right?

 

Why do we need ‘Whole Foods’?

Now, I don’t mean to scare you, everything will be OKAY. Not having a strict diet of only ‘Whole food’ will not kill you and hasn’t been proven as a cause of cancer or any of that kind of junk… our bodies just don’t function as well without them. ‘Whole Foods’ are an essential part to having a healthy balanced body and life!

Our bodies were MADE to process and use Whole, Fresh, food! Imagine a life where all you ate was ‘Whole foods’, I’m sure you’re picturing more energy, a more balanced state of mind. Perhaps, clearer skin and memory, greater health and vibrancy. You are SO right. Our bodies function on a whole different level when we give them the nutrients they need without all the fillers or frills. Eating more whole foods is essential to health and a HUGE step in the right direction if you are ready for an improved healthy lifestyle.

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How can we incorporate more ‘Whole Foods’ into our lives?

That being said, how in the world are we supposed to incorporate more Whole Foods into our diets? Easy Peasy. Buy them. I know what you’re thinking… ‘how am I supposed to eat that stuff?’ RECIPES! If you are on Pinterest I am SURE you will find what you need to make these whole foods sound appetizing. Create meal plans, get your family in on it, make it a goal! You will thank yourself later for being so proactive with your health.

Besides, we are happy to help! Join one of our 21 day challenges and get some awesome recipes, meal plans and tips to help. (Email:be.eating.clean@gmail.com)

The truth of the matter is that our bodies crave these foods and what we can find at the grocery store wont entirely sate that craving or fulfill all of the nutrients our bodies need. That is the BIGGEST reason I advocate for supplements.

Specifically ‘Whole Food’ supplements.

In my opinion, if its not whole food… don’t buy it. Your body wont absorb it properly and it could cause some issues down the road. Just DON’T do that to yourself OKAY?!

If you are really dedicated to a lifestyle change and want to be healthier, you’re going to rock this.

Some of my favorite ‘Whole food’ Supplements:

Greens- Jade greenzymes

The ULTIMATE super food. You can literally survive off of this stuff and water. This will help alkalinize your system, promote better functioning organs (especially digestion/acid reflex stuff) and it’s definitely the best option for families who need some help in the eating more greens department. PLUS its great at fighting off infections and I even use it as a facial mask to suck out any impurities in my skin! (Seriously, if you have sick kids all the time THIS is a MUST.)

Click here to learn more. (Ask about getting 25% off!)

Daily Health- Kenzen Mega Daily (Men & Women)

Most daily vitamins are hard for your body to absorb.. but, because these are ‘Whole food’ supplements your body uses them right up! I LOVE the way I feel one these. My hormones stay so balanced. There’s also a ton of rocking antioxidants AND metabolism boosters. HECK YES.

Click here to learn more. (Ask about getting 25% off!)

INSANE Daily Nutrients- Kenzen Vital Balance

I am totally not a protein shake type of gal but, I make an exception for something that has literally changed everything about my health. This stuff tastes good and does the best things for your body. My immunity is much higher, my skin is brighter, my hair is longer, my digestion has improved IMMENSELY (more on that later) and I have a crazy amount of energy. (Not to mention this stuff is the bomb for both building muscle AND losing extra weight you may be carrying around)

Click here to learn more. (Ask about getting 25% off! Found in ‘My Story’)

Energy- Kenzen Ten4

MY FAVORITE THING EVER. If you need more energy, a gentle detox… some brain/emotional balance, THIS should be your go to. Besides having an amazing amount of nutritional value and antioxidants, this stuff boosts your metabolism AND helps you gently detox. I LOVE IT. 10/10 would recommend to EVERYONE.

Click here to learn more. (Ask about getting 25% off!)

Total Detox- Activated charcoal

Lately I have been totally loving on this stuff.. even though its not technically a ‘Whole food’ it will totally help scrub out all the gunk in your system to help you absorb your Whole foods better! Just make sure you continue to drink copious amounts of water to help it filter through!

Find this on Amazon or at any health food store!

 

If you have any questions of comments I would LOVE to hear them!

Thanks for joining me this #WellnessWednesday.

Love,

Hailee

 

 

The 10 things you need to know about SELF care.

A lot of people I know have lately been asking: “What is self care?”. Self Care, by definition is:  any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. Some place self care on a continuum with health care providers at the opposite end to self care. In modern medicine, preventive medicine aligns most closely with self care. (Thank you wikipedia)

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Now that you know the true definition of Self Care, I’m going to tell you 10 things you absolutely need to know about it.

 1.  It starts with SELF love.

Step one: Love yourself enough to treat yourself GOOD.

Your friends and family will thank you. It is so important for you to have enough love for yourself that you will take care of yourself! Drink enough water. Do some exercise. Take a break. When you have a fully filled cup, you can start to help fill other peoples! Its awesome how that works, huh?

SO… Self Care starts with YOU.

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2. Self Care is all about prevention.

As mentioned in the definition. Self Care is all about stopping the thing before it starts!
Stress, toxicity, improper nutrition, terrible sleep patterns all contribute to disease, infection, discomfort and a plethora of other issues that the “modern” man deals with on the daily.

Why do we subject ourselves to this? When we definitely have means to prevent it!

3. Self Care CAN help with standing concerns.

Its TRUE! Ask anyone who has really integrated Self Care products into their life. I promise they will tell you what a difference it has made in their over all well-being along with addressing past health concerns. The Rule is:  you take care of your body and it will take care of you!

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4. Don’t overwhelm yourself.

Its okay to take Self Care step by step! Remember to take things at your own pace, you’re building a lifestyle not just a few good habits. Results may happen immediately or over time but, they do exist!

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5. Self Care covers the five pillars of health

So what are the Five pillars of Health? Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy Family. Healthy Society and Healthy Finances.

Sounds pretty grand right? Our definition of Self Care addresses ALL of those pillars.

6. Self Care is all about BALANCE

The NEXT step is creating balance in those pillars. If you’re not sure how to do that, check out our Facebook or Youtube page. As Specialists its OUR JOB to help people find balance.

Especially Healthy Body.

7.Embrace natural means

There’s been some craziness in the holistic world as we’ve finally helped people open up their minds to alternative health care. I always tell people to keep their minds open… We have LOTS of methods for healing right in front of us ALL THE TIME.

8. BE HAPPY

Remember to be happy. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. Happy people are healthier too! Once you take the steps to be healthier you’ll start to see changes in your attitude and start actively seeking to take care of yourself. ITS AWESOME!

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9. Its all about Environment

One thing people often over look is Environment. Your Environment has A LOT to do with your over all health care. What kind of water are your drinking? What kind of Air do you breathe? What type of food are you eating? Do you sleep well? Etc..

10.  Total Self Care = Wellness HOME

Total Self Care in a nut shell is A WELLNESS HOME. Where your environment is completely balanced and you have all the products related to you and your families Self Care. An alkaline environment with: Clean and Pure water, Air, Whole food nutrition, deep restful sleep, NATURAL discomfort relief etc.

Learn more about it on our website!

COMING SOON: “What a Wellness Home is”.

This definitely isn’t everything you need to know but, its what we feel is most important.

If you have any questions ASK!

Feel free to share your favorite Self Care techniques and anything else we missed below!