September 28th, 2011 Volume 1, Issue 13
My Krispy Kreme Experience
On Saturday, I spent the morning at my 17-year old’s swim meet. I volunteered to be timer (I think that’s the best volunteer job because you get to see each race up close and personal).
The hosting team came over to tell us that if we were hungry there was breakfast for us — just come by on a break. Figuring maybe there would be some fruit, at the very least a banana, I headed over to the food area.
Imagine my surprise when I found myself face to face with a box of — you guessed it — Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Now, I haven’t been face to face with a doughnut in YEARS.
As I politely said, “No thanks,” all sorts of thoughts raced through my head. Is this for real? This is an athletic meet where we’re supposed to model good nutrition for the kids.
Little did these people know I’ve been doing a Bye-Bye Belly Fat campaign, and at the top of my list of “get rid of this quick” is donuts and other sugary processed food.
So I observed who was eating Krispy Kremes. And, for each subject, I did a little analytical comparison on the size around the person’s middle and whether there was a Krispy Kreme in hand. You can read all about my observations and the effects of Krispy Kremes on your metabolism in my feature article.
If doughnuts and “do not feel like it” obstacles mean you’ve been struggling with making exercise a priority in your life, listen in on last week’s interview with Michelle Melendez, fitness specialist (You’ll find the link in my Radio Shows Archive below). On the show she shared such gems as how to strengthen your thighs in between e-mails, how to shape your biceps without weight lifting, how to get started and keep motivated, and how to measure your progress and reward your success.
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this week’s radio show guest. I met Laura Fenamore just a couple of months ago and we instantly became close friends. Has that ever happened to you? Laura’s story is so moving, and the work she brings to the world is such a blessing!
Laura used to be 100 pounds overweight, yet you’d never know it to look at her. Today, she maintains her weight effortlessly, but it wasn’t always like that for Laura. She smoked, she drank too much, and she was bulimic. She tried all sorts of diets without success. She believed that she would live her life addicted and unhappy until she died. Then she discovered the reason for her destructive behavior and through a process she shares in her work, turned on the self-love switch. Everything changed.
Can you really love yourself thin? Find out how on my next edition of Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show. Click here for details.
Also in this issue is a guest article by Midlife health expert Nina Price. Nina will be interviewing me in the first week in October in a call titled Leaky Gut: The Silent Saboteur of Your Midlife Mojo as part of the Cracking the Midlife Code II Summit.
I have a busy speaking schedule coming up this fall:
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Krispy Kreme – A Sure Fire Recipe for a Flabby Belly, Foggy Mind, and Fatigued Body
By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
I don’t usually single out a single junk food manufacturer because there are so many to choose from, but because I was up close and personal to Krispy Kreme recently while volunteering as a timer at my son’s swim meet, I decided to do a little research and write about just what lurks beneath the shiny gooey cover.
On the Krispy Kreme website they say:
For over 60 years, our customers have been enjoying Krispy Kreme doughnuts made from premium ingredients. The only animal byproducts used in our doughnut are eggs (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey). Our doughnuts are cooked in 100% vegetable oil shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil). All monoglycerides, diglycerides and enzymes are vegetable based. The lecithin we use is soy based. We also use wheat in our doughnuts, including bran, germ, gluten, starch and flour. Our products may contain allergens.
Ingredients: Enriched bleached wheat flour- (contains bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), water, sugar, soy flour, egg yolks, vital wheat gluten, yeast, nonfat milk, yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), dough conditioners (calcium dioxide, monocalcium and dicalcium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, sodium stearoyl-2-lacrylate, whey, starch, ascorbic acid, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate), salt, mono-and-diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, lecithin, calcium propionate (to retain freshness), cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, fungal alpha amylase, amylase, maltogenic amylase, pantosenase, protease, sodium caseinate, corn maltodextrin, corn syrup solids and BHT (to help protect flavor).
Glaze also may contain: Calcium carbonate, agar, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, and sorbitan monostearate.
Click HERE to view chart.
At first, you may feel resistance and loss when considering giving up a comfort food, but what you won’t know, can’t know until you try an insulin reset program, is how you’ll feel when you don’t have that chemical soup in your system. Whatever loss you anticipate is nothing, NOTHING compared to what you’ll gain when your energy returns, when your mind clears, and when your body is at its best.
Guest Article for Midlifers:
Two Secrets for Having an Amazing, Healthy,
Energetic Midlife Body… and Life!
with guest author, Nina Price
Have you ever found yourself wishing that you:
Are you missing out on the life you really want because your midlife body is getting in your way, and you don’t always feel so great?
Dr. Ritamarie’s Living Foods Potluck
and Information Night
Once a month, you can join us LIVE in Austin, Texas for a local raw food potluck where you can:
Click HERE to learn more about the event and find out all the details on what to bring and what to expect.
Upcoming Raw Food University Classes:
You can attend our Raw Food University Classes live and in person and get to sample the delicious raw food recipes or learn to make these dishes from the comfort of your own home.
Either way, you get a recipe guide e-book and fully indexed online video class you can watch over and over.
Check back here soon for more details to be announced!
Eating for Hormone Balance
Recipes That are in Sync with Science!
With Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Karen Osborne, & Pamela Weems
Hormones are the messengers of LIFE. To deliver their messages the glands that make them must be well-nourished and robust.
Your fork can be a powerful tool in maintaining balance, especially when you know what to eat to maintain and nourish your glands. Eating for Hormone Balance is a unique blend of science and practical application. Become your own kitchen apothecary and learn to create masterful, mending food blends that keep your hormones healthy, happy, and well-adjusted.
Learn to make nourishing and nutritious hormone helping dishes like:
Remember, all recipes are made with 100% gluten free, dairy free whole fresh foods – no sugar, no processed oils, no grains, and no cooking!
Click HERE to Register and enjoy early bird pricing until October 7th!
How to Stop Insulin Resistance Before it Stops You
Our bodies are always trying to communicate with us, and if we could just hear the messages sooner and respond to them, we could enjoy happier, more productive lives *before* we are run down or our body systems crash. As part of my campaign to share free, life-saving information, I’m inviting you, Jimmy, to a NEW live teleseminar:
Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Time: 4:30 pm Pacific, 5:30 pm Mountain, 6:30 pm Central, and 7:30 pm Eastern
To Get Instant Access Information for this teleseminar CLICK HERE
You’ll immediately be linked to the access information and get a reminder by e-mail, too.
THE CALL WILL BE RECORDED. CLICK HERE to get a copy in case you can’t make it live.
Learn 3 Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself and
Stop Insulin Resistance Before It Stops You
Attend this teleseminar and stop insulin resistance before it stops you!
Upcoming Health Summits
Featuring Dr. Ritamarie
You can get access to a number of natural health summits that I’ll be participating in this fall. Here are some of the feature events you can explore:
Cracking the Midlife Code II with Nina Price
You know that your midlife body gets in your way every day, whether it’s your love life, your fatigue, your insomnia, or the weight loss issues you’ve been struggling with.
In the Cracking the Midlife Code series you’ll be hearing the best secrets and hardcore health advice from 12 different professionals, including me. This is the kind of information you’d pay a doctor lots and lots of money for!
October 7th, 2011 – Leaky Gut:
The Silent Saboteur of Your Midlife Mojo
Just B.E.E. Women’s Wellness Tele-Series with Cassandra Herbert
The Just BEE Women’s Wellness Series will run from Sunday, October 9th – Wednesday, November 10th, 2011 — bringing you 26 speakers who will address a range of topics devoted to your mind, body, and spiritual wellness.
That’s five weeks devoted just to women! For women, by women! Let this be the year you take control of your own health and well-being! Join us LIVE – and for FREE – as 26 dynamic speakers take you on a journey of health and wellness across the life span.
October 20th, 2011 – Energy Recharge Strategies For a Flat Belly, Focused Mind and Passionate, Purposeful Life
How would it be to get your body out of the way of your success and joy? As an ambitious woman with a mission, you may all too often take shortcuts when it come to self care and end up burning out before breaking through. Stress, overwork and less than optimal food choices most often leads to excess belly fat, brain fog, low energy, out of whack hormones and a myriad of pesky symptoms that zap your joy and flatten your passion.
Join me and learn:
Women Getting Fit TeleSeries: Double Your Energy Balance Your Life with Michelle Melendez
You can say good-bye to being overweight, tired, and feeling overwhelmed. Starting October 11th at 12pm PST you get a rare opportunity to learn the fastest, easiest and most reliable way too “Double Your Energy and Balance Your Life!”
Register now and watch the free presentation: “The Quickest and Safest Way to Release 10-20 lbs FAST!”
November 1st, 2011 – Mind, Meals, and Movement:
Mending your Metabolism for High Octane Health
Upcoming Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Shows:
Dr. Ritamarie’s Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show: combining experience, education, and practical advice to make healthful eating fun again! Click here to learn more.
Future Show Schedule:
Self-Love: It’s Time We Practiced It – Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Guest, Laura Fenamore, was 100 pounds overweight. She drank too much. She was bulimic. She smoked. She tried different diets without success. She believed that she would live her life addicted to food and unhappy until she died.
Then one day the unconditional love of a guardian angel brought her to a realization: All those dysfunctional behaviors sprang from a feeling that she was unloved. Most importantly, she realized she didn’t love herself. Laura flipped an internal switch.
She began down the path to love of self. Her heart opened. She let go of the self-destructive forces that made her hate what she saw in the mirror. She changed her behaviors and attained a healthy weight. She has maintained that healthy weight — and a healthy body image — for 24 years.
It’s time to learn how to love, accept and respect your body!
Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Shows Archive:
You’ll find a wealth of free natural health resources when you visit our radio shows archive! Look for the most recent shows in the sidebar of the Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show homepage. Here are the latest shows we’ve added:
The 3 Biggest Mistakes Made When Starting an Exercise Program
You’re ready to start making some changes in your life. It’s exciting isn’t it! So you get the gym membership or new workout equipment, workout clothes, new shoes, and you’re pumped up and ready to go.
You go hard and for about a week or two, and then something comes up and you miss one workout session. Then two… next thing you know, the treadmill you have is a clothes rack. The exercise bike is collecting dust and you are making excuses day after day as to why you can’t workout.
On this special episode you will…
Self Dentistry with Nadine Artemis: How to Avoid the Dentist Without Ignoring Your Teeth
Your teeth are a powerful window to your overall health. Happy, healthy teeth and gums allow the full enjoyment of life’s sensuality.
If you are finding excuses to avoid the dentist’s chair… if you have been brushing and flossing and still have sensitive teeth and gums… if you know the mouth is your portal to peak health and longevity and want to be proactive…then you need to tune in to this show.
Nadine Artemis, founder of Living Libations, joins Dr. Ritamarie as they discuss how to have a healthy mouth on a raw diet. They will give you the information you need to evolve your oral care for the better. Not to mention inspiring you and equipping you to take the journey towards greater health — in your mouth and throughout your body.
Burnout: Do You Know Where Your Energy is?
Do you wake up after a long night’s sleep only to still feel exhausted?
You may very well be experiencing burnout.
Did you know that your organs and glands can suffer from fatigue? Your skin and immune system can too.
Often “exhaustion” is at a cellular level. When your skin is tired, you get outbreaks and slow wound healing. When your digestion becomes sluggish, you may experience constipation or indigestion. A fatigued immune system can’t adequately protect you from microbes and starts to attack itself. And a worn out liver is unlikely to be efficient at eliminating toxins.
Join Dr. Ritamarie and learn what influences may be making you tired at a cellular level.
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life.
She’s a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef and coach. She’s the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books including: Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven.
She’s also the creator of many successful online courses designed to restore people to the health, energy, and vitality they need to live full and vibrant lives.
Includes a downloaded recording of a 2 hour teleclass, anti- inflammatory recipe guide, shopping list and checklists, flowcharts of your body’s inflammatory pathways and bonus resources, including Lunch and Dinner and Breakfast e-books and Transforming Stress Kit. Read more here…
Desserts make your tongue feel gleeful and your heart sing. But have you ever thought about how your favorite desserts ultimately affect your body? With their gluten, dairy, unhealthy trans fats and refined sugar, these desserts are likely to contribute to premature aging, inflammation, irritable bowel, mucous buildup and problems with focusing. Read more here…
They’re all comfort foods that we turn to in times of emotional upheaval, boredom or loneliness. When you eat your favorite comfort foods, you feel great…for a little while. Until the discomfort sets in. Read more here…
Your children are your most precious gift. You teach them by example and your every thought, word and action. What you feed your children, especially during the early years, will shape their health and vitality throughout their lives. Starting with the freshest, most vibrant and clean sources of nutrients to feed their growing bodies is vital to their health and development. Read more here…
You might have heard many health experts say that it’s crucial to begin your day with a meal. What they might have failed to say, though, is how to make your first fuel of the day powerful enough to propel you forward with energy and gusto! Read more here…
Dip Into Something More Cilantro-able
By Ritamarie Loscalzo
I have a brand new recipe to share that I just made up over the weekend!
Creamy Cilantro Dip
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