Why I love Omni!

I take Omni IV (liquid multivitamin), Charge, PhytoNutrients, Remind, and NiteLite.   I started with the OmniIV, Charge and NiteLite.   From day one I noticed improvements in my quality of sleep and energy levels.  I added Remind and the PhytoNutrients a month later to help with mental focus and mood.  I have been under a lot of emotional stress lately and finding out that in my genealogy on Birth Mom’s side is dementia and mental illness issues also made it even more important for me to add them.

You can check out the line of Omni Products —> HERE! 🙂

And read below for more  info on the products from Heidi Whitehair.

Charge – Energy and Attitude in a bottle, chocked full of B vitamins which are the first things to deplete in your body if your under any stress mental or physical. It is a natural mood elevator, natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It also has 2 natural appetite suppressants in it. Great for PMS, mood issues, SAD, depression, anxiety.  Also helps with people with the hyperactivity part of ADHD
Nitelite – 5 hours of sleep feels like 8, You burn more stored body fat in the first 90 minutes of sleep than in your entire day, Collagen for skin tightening and firming! This is my 2nd favorite product. Safe for all ages

Phytonutrients – Anti stress, anti anxiety, calming filled with green tea so anti-cancer as well and it has Ginko Biloba in it which is the only known ingredient to reverse brain aging. I take 4 every morning

Remind – Brain in a bottle, this is a choline supplement for mental focus, concentration, clarity of thought! great for busy Mom’s, people with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, focus issues, OCD, school work, studying. It helps with brain aging! it is like eating 30 lbs of fish in a serving.

Extra Enhancers – Chromium based blood sugar stabilizer so great for hypoglycemia, Diabetes, sugar cravings and cellulite! It also helps turbo the Tea/Javatrim

Fiber N Mor- Phyllium Husk and acidophilus which is a probiotic so it helps with all digestion/intestinal issues such as IBS, diverticulitis, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, Crohns disease etc,,, by adding fiber which everyone needs especially women and puts the good flora back into your intestinal tract. This ofcourse is going to aid in weight loss as well!

OmniSmart – Chelation Therapy this is a product that rotor rooters your arteries, veins and capillaries for plaque so it helps to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and varicose veins. It also aids in getting rid of heave metal toxicity which is found in lots of neurological disorders.

Chitotrim – Natural fat magnet that absorbs the fat you are ingesting in your meals and prevents absorption in the digestive tract so you can eat and not wear it the next day. It also speeds wound healing, aids in lowering cholesterol, acts as an antacid, has antibacterial benefits such as healing acid reflux, heartburn and ulcers, lowers blood sugar levels, helps reduce Blood pressure and aids the digestive tracts with IBS and constipation.
Phasotrim – Natural Carb Blocker. This stops the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose which store as fat! It is awesome for people with Diabetes and Hypoglycemia and for those that want to enjoy carbs and not wear it on our butts the next day! For instance 2 flour tortillas have 120 Starch calories and the calories this would block is all 120. It will not block good carbs! There is a man that took this before drinking beer and lost 50 lbs!


Eat More Things That Come From Plants, Not Made in Plants (Factories)

A wonderful friend of mine from Mississippi sent me an email the other day entitled  2012 Handbook.  An excerpt  from the email is as follow:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2011
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

It was #3 that grabbed my attention since my health and diet have been on my mind so much this year.   I thought , I should write that out and tape it to our refrigerator!!   We are eating a lot more fruits and raw veggies than we were previously.  And I like it!  I really do!   Fresh berries are so much more yummy and good for my body than Oreos! lol.

But I began to reflect on the  some of other ones on that list as well that pertain to diet and exercise.:

1. Drink plenty of water…    there is lots of evidence, both scientific and anicdotal, that drinking more water is good for us.   Being properly hydrated helps our mood, helps our cognition, aids digestion, helps our muscles be more efficient and aids in the elimination of waste from our body.

2 .  Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.  …  Breakfast is called just that because we are breaking the fast that we have been undergoing overnight while we sleep.   It’s the meal where we give our body the fuel, yep the FUEL , that we need to do all of our daily activities.  You don’t set out on a long day of errands with a  gas tank on empty now do you?   So don’t do that to your body either!  Filler up with a full tank so your body can function at peak performance!    Lunch should be a recharge… only fill up as much as you need to sustain you for the rest of your day’s activities.  And the evening meal should be your wind down.  Don’t load your intestines up with heavy foods before bed.   Do you fill up your gas tank with high octane fuel before bed and leave it idling in the garage all night?  What a waste that would be.   Don’t do it to your body either!!

10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile. …   Move that body!! Stretch those muscles get that heart rate up!  Even if for just a few minutes at a time.  I work from home and my, um , expansive, hind quarters are parked in a comfy leather computer chair with arm rests most of the day.  But I make it a point to check myself.   I get up and walk around at least once an hour….  I walk to the front of the house to see what the neighbors are up to, I move laundry from the washer to the dryer, I spend a few minutes with the dogs or go get another glass of water.   Anything at all to get up and move!!  Push a broom,  pace the house, go check the mail.  Whatever, just get moving!  If you don’t burn that fuel you are giving yourself  daily, it ‘s gonna get stored… Just like mine did…  You’re gonna end up with too much “junk in your trunk”!! lol.    and for goodness sake,…. smile, laugh, giggle, guffaw!  Laughter is good, so good for the soul!! 🙂

Ok that’s it for now.   But let me leave you with two things this evening.

1.  A web site …    PaleoHacks


2.  A video   Paleo In a Nutshell

Let the Winnowing Begin…

So it appears, at least for the time being that MFP has become my new FB.  I can’t stay outta there, lol.   I keep trolling the boards and reading  – reading – reading.  For someone starved for information on what’s out there, what’s been tried, what works, what doesn’t work etc  – it’s like a free for all feast!!  And I am gorging myself!!

Yesterday I asked about coconut oil.  I have been reading that it is much better for you than vegetable oil and canola oil.   Someone directed me to Tropical Traditions and said I can also get it in my local health food store.   Temple isn’t big enough to have one of those.  We just got our second (and only major) grocery store about 2 years ago.   So I’ll have to go to a neighboring town or order online.  For cooking I need the expeller pressed type since it has a neutral flavor.  Folks use it also on toast and in their coffee as well.  So I’m excited to give it a go.  Just need a good paycheck because it’s pricey.  But everyone says it lasts a long time.

Today was a day of more new discoveries.  Two major ones to be exact.  Since I have still be mulling over the East Clean diet I mentioned in an earlier post, when someone mentioned The Gracious Pantry as being a good starting place for someone new to clean eating, I looked it up.   I poked around a bit but I’m not heading there I don’t believe.  I believe my path lies in a different direction. But I thought I’d post it here for anyone who might feel that is their path.

Which leads me to my second big discovery of the day, and the one I’m pretty darned excited about!!  *drum roll please*  Some one posted a link to Mark’s Daily Apple.    and not just a link to the site, a link to a specific article he wrote…    here!!!   It was my “Ah ha!” moment.   That pivotal point where my path toward health takes a definitive step… a purposeful step forward.  I feel invigorated, excited, motivated.   I think this is my direction, my path; and so my mind fast forwards – envisioning myself healthy again, more mobile again, less fearful of what tomorrow holds.  I see such possibilities and I’m pretty darn giddy right now.   Of course I still have a long way to go on this.   And I may delve into this and at some point decide that this is not my path.   But so far I don’t think so.   Along that same path you can also check this out for more info on a Primal/Paleo Diet

So follow me on my path if ya like 🙂  I’d love some company.  I’m going to keep posting on other information I find, even if it’s not part of my ‘path’ because I love finding out new things and it will also give me my own personal references to other info if my path leads to a dead end.

Here’s to Health and happiness~

Information Overload!!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since I watched Fat Head.  I look at my body in the mirror and I literally HATE what I see.  and I’m astounded as well.   I used to be thin.  What the hell happened?  I weigh over 100 pounds more than I did at 18!! Yep over 100 pounds… and I weigh about 75 pounds more than I did , oh 7 years ago.    How did I get here?  Why did I get here?  But most importantly… How do I get away from here and STAY away from here??!!!

So I’ve been working Google over.  I’ve read about the Eat Clean Diet and even know a gal that has done it and she’s lost over 100 pounds in the last 2 years.  The book costs about $20 but I bet I can find it on Amazon used for less.  But I’m afraid it’s too ‘complicated’ for me.   I’m all about convenience and that’s what processed foods give me … the convenience to grab and go or nuke it and go.  But have you read some of those ingredient lists???  Chemicals I can’t even pronounce so not sure how my body digests them.   Can I stay away from those convenience foods?  And I have to get hubby on board, cuz he does all our cooking so it has to be something I can convince him to do or I’m sunk!!  And what do I do if I have questions or need help?

I also found one today called Beyond Diet.   They will give me lifetime  access to their online community and all the tools to learn what foods are actually good for my body and which ones aren’t, how to determine what kind of metabolism I have (so they say),  recipes and shopping lists all for $47  *their words not mine*    Sounds good.  I need all the coaching I can get but I’m pretty broke so I’m hesitating on the $47.    I watched their presentation and took 2 pages of notes.  The presentation had a pause button but unfortunately not a rewind button, lol.    It was good information.   Just a lot to process and without the tools to implement it , not sure it’s gonna help.

I’ve got to find something that isn’t a “Diet” but is actually a life change and one I can stick with for LIFE.   And it’s got to be something hubby will embrace too.

In the meantime, I’m drinking lots more water and less caffeine.   Haven’t walked any lately.  One reason or another on that that just means I’ve been doing a lot of sitting… not good.

Never did go pick up the RX for the potassium.  I’m taking the otc one I got at Ingles for the moment since the RX is $26.   Haven’t really been taking that blood pressure -diuretic combo either.  I only have a 30 day supply, then what?  We don’t have insurance so not sure how I can get any more.

I’ve got more questions than answers still.

Later gang~