Have you ever noticed when your sick you get lumps in your neck, armpits and/or groin area?
That is your lymphatic system gearing up to fight infection!
To help aid your body in this process, you can add a little lymphatic massage. Lymphatic massage is a super gentle process, as light as pulling skin that moves fluid out of swollen lymph nodes.
When I did this exercise I could feel so much swelling leaving my face and neck, and the swelling in my lymph nodes went down tremendously!
Here's how to do it:
Start in your neck: with all your fingers together, tug the skin on the left side of your neck down towards your collar bone. No pressing, just lightly tugging the skin. Repeat this motion 10 times, then switch to the right side.
With your fingers together again, tug the skin above your collar bone from shoulder to center on the left ten times. Repeat on the right.
Using the same fingers and tugging motion, pull from the center of you collar bone towards heart. 10 times left side and...
Unfortunately, those wrinkles you saw pop up last week, those aren't going anywhere.
Your body is aging...
All. The. Time.
That is science.
BUT it is preventable. We can slow it down, even reverse it, with a few small tweaks.
In this video I break down my 4 BEST TIPS to rewind and reverse aging, so you can look your best for a long long time.
This is actually one of my Facebook Live Wine About It that I do each week. I am there every Thursday at 5:30pm bringing you a nutrition tip that will give you fast results. Join me, won't you?! See you next Thursday!
Healthy food shouldn't feel like a punishment.
Yet, so often it tastes like one!
Why does healthy equal boring?
Plain chicken with steamed broccoli...
Raw cauliflower dipped in air...
Plain brown rice, hold the salt...
It doesn't have to be that way!
All of these enhance flavor while also enhancing health! It doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming, just delicious.
To learn more about how to cook healthy at home, check out the No-Diet Diet Club!
If you are in St Louis, click here to see about having your healthy meals delivered from our delicious kitchen!
A few sprinkles of cinnamon went into this almond milk latte and it was delish!!
It was also, secretly nutrish since cinnamon is anti-aging and great for weight loss, too!!
Are you asking yourself how this is even possible? I mean, I drink pumpkin spice lattes with a sprinkle of cinnamon all the time and I'm not squeezing into no bikini right now...
Well, yeah, no on the pumpkin spice front. BUT cinnamon itself does actually lower blood sugar, therefore reducing the weight gaining and aging affect of sugar. Ingesting it regularly (on top of a n unsweetened black coffee, for instance) is majorly beneficial.
Adding cinnamon to your coffee gives it a HUGE nutritional boost!
High in antioxidants (hello, age reversal )
Reduces insulin which means easier weight loss
Full of phytonutrients to boost your health
You can add it to other things, too! How about that baked sweet potato, or your green smoothie?
Chemistry professors know a lot about aging.
They don't necessarily care about what aging means in terms of looks, of course. They are all wrapped up in chemical reactions, but I do, and I learned a lot from them during my years as a student of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
Here is what I do know after years of chemistry classes and personal research...
All the known secrets of aging in reverse are found in these few things...
A diet full of colorful plant foods
Nutrient dense fats such as avocado, olive oil and almonds
A tailored supplement regimen (which we will be digging into soon in the No-Diet Diet Club)
Regular exercise (HIIT is best, follow me on Instagram for a lot more tips on this!)
Biohacking (a new one I am experimenting with and will be sharing with you!)
If you have any questions about these, comment and let me know!
There are a lot of unspoken things when it comes to anti-aging.
I mean seriously, what the **** is Cindy Crawford doing?
Well, actually, probably some of what we are going to talk about here today!
I learned from a college chemistry teacher that, technically, if we could eliminate all free radicals for all of time, we would never age or die.
Dang, that blew my mind.
I was like "blueberries, NOW!"
Free radicals are what cause aging. We can eradicate them by ingesting anti-oxidants which are found in plant foods.
Although it is probably not possible to ingest THAT many anti-oxidants, it doesn't hurt to try!
Here are some of the best free radical busting foods available
I am going to break down a whole month of this in the No-Diet Diet Club, so don't miss it! Click here to check it out!
There is definitely a hierarchy when it comes to food. Yes, some have more nutrients than others and will help you achieve better health.
What are the healthiest foods to eat?
Dark leafy greens
Richly colored berries
Nuts and seeds
Wild caught fish
These are all INCREDIBLY easy to get in your diet if you are cooking at home (or hire someone to cook for you).
If you don't know how, I can teach you! Join the No-Diet Diet Club. Click here to learn more!
This was one of the coolest things I learned while I was getting my nutrition degree.
The colors in plants mark the nutrients they contain. We can literally color ourselves healthy by eating all these colors,
COLOR is how we nourish our bodies!! Whatever you're eating day in and day out, it should be full of COLOR!
The nutrients in our foods are marked by color
More color means more variety of nutrients
Colors mean anti-aging and anti-disease
Do you think this is as cool as I do?
You have to follow the diet that works for YOU!
Personally, I don't subscribe to any particular diet. Here is what I do...
Finding the best "diet" for me is an ever evolving journey! I love trying new things:
All of this experimenting helps me see what I like best and what fits best in my schedule.
I am constantly learning new things about my body and my health and how I can help my clients apply what I am learning!
What works for you?
This is what I know...
The best diet to follow is the one that works for you while helping you improve your health!
"Do I need to be following Paleo?"
"Is Keto the healthiest?"
"How do I know if I am eating the best diet for me?"
This "diet" is a way of life. It should be flexible to fit with your schedule.
It should serve you in improving your health, feeling good, having energy and looking the way you want to look.
You don't have to follow any diet that anyone else does, simply do what works best for YOU
You have to do what works for you, or nothing will work!