Monday, December 27, 2010

Imbalances in MEN & WOMEN are DANGEROUS.

Are you nutritionally balanced? 
Chances are you aren't which potentially will create a lot of health problems down the road.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances Are:   
  • obesity
  • depression
  • most forms of cancer
  • diabetes
  • growth abnormalities
  • aging
  • infertility
  • mood swings
  • heart disease
  • sleep apnea
  • high cholesterol

Causes Are:  
  • Pollution,
  • Toxic diet
  • Lack of iodine
  • Heavy metals
  • Plastics
  • Pesticides
  • Goitrogens

Disease & Illness are the RESULT of hormonal imbalances. 

Women with a hormone imbalance are more likely to develop uterine, cervical or breast cancer, while men with a hormone imbalance are more likely to develop prostrate cancer.

Autoimmune Diseases
According to the Hormone Foundation, lupus and other autoimmune diseases may be caused or aggravated by an imbalance in hormones.

Cushing's Syndrome
Cushing's syndrome is caused by chronic high levels of cortisol in the body, is caused by chronic high levels of cortisol in the body, either produced by the body or by taking cortisol-like medications such as prednisone. It can cause a host of problems, such as weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, infertility and decreased sex drive.
This disease occurs when there is any over-production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland, which causes bones to grow at an abnormally fast rate. According to the Mayo Clinic, it usually affects middle-aged adults. It is also known as gigantism when it affect children. 

Hyperthyroidism (also known as an overactive thyroid), can occur as the result of an overproduction of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can cause problems such as rapid weight loss or gain, a rapid heart beat, tremors, nervousness, fatigue and goiters. It could also be an indication of another autoimmune condition, such as Grave's disease. 

Warning: If you suspect that you have a hormone imbalance, make it a priority to see your physician. You may need a referral to an endocrinologist who can help to get your hormones balanced before any major health issues arise.

Resources: The Hormone Foundation, David Wolfe, ehow 

Ring in the New Year with Bubbly Benefits

Hmm one of my favorite beverages I LOVE LOVE LOVE to drink (when I do) is Champagne. For any secret admirers out there, for the record Champagne Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon 2002 is quite lovely. :) :) 

Toasting to bubbly's big benefits your heart, smooths your skin and more! 

A glass of bubbly is about 78 calories per 4 oz pour -- it's one of the lowest calorie libations you can enjoy guilt-free. 

  • Champagne reduces risk of heart attacks & stroke because of the polyphenols in the bubbly lower blood pressure. Remember moderation is key!  
  • Champagne's carbon dioxide may help tighten your skin, and it polyphenols combat redness. Soak in a soothing bath: combine 1 cup powdered milk & 1/2 cup of Epsom salts in bowl; add 1 or more cups of any sparkling wine (get the cheap stuff honey) and 1 tablespoon of honey warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then pour into running bath water. Add rose petals for a spa like feeling -- then sip a glass while you soak. AHHHHH! 
  • Feeling like a Oscar the Grouch lately? Drink some Champagne! Bubbly contains natural trace minerals that may boost your mood..REMEMBER moderation darling!
  • Take the left over flat Champagne and make a yummy vinaigrette. Combine in a small bowl, 2 tablespoons of Champagne, 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon each of sea salt & freshly ground pepper; whisk well. Drizzle over 5 oz of baby spinach toss with walnuts and YUMMY!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

B4 Hitting the Bar or Party on NY's Eve or ANY TIME ~ :):)

Eat a meal rich in fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats - like those found in avocado & nuts. They help slow the body's absorption of alcohol. One of my PRE drink meals is quinoa (keen-wah).

Be sure to nibble as you drink on things like nuts. It's ideal to stick to light-colored liquors like vodka or white wine over dark ones like whiskey and red wine, because they contain less chemicals calle congeners, which can leave you with a splitting headache. Avoid add-ins like sour mix, which pack preservatives that can make hangovers HELL! Plus, they will spike your blood glucose which will send you crashing - leading you to crave MORE alcohol.  

Oh dear ~ no wonder I want more more more when I have those mixed friggin' drinks ~ LMAO.

Research has shown it's not a good idea to mix diet soda & booze.
WHY? Sugar substitutes may speed the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.  

Okay - a tip from the EX-PARTY girl herself (sometimes I think I can still drink like I used to - clearly I cannot). Alternate drink with a nice tall glass of water to combat alcohol dehydrating effect. Dehydration is a killer on the body not to mention your internal organs and cells.

If you do manage to OVER DO IT :) drink coconut water before bed to rehydrate or WANT MORE ENERGY to replenish lost electrolytes. 

Include bananas, eggs, Isalean Protein Shake, plenty of water, eating healthy, brisk walk & my personal HANGOVER REMEDY to get you firing on all cylinders the next morning and day.

These are just a few tips and foods to help your alcohol-ravaged body recover. 
Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Even Frosty the Snow Man Is BUSTED from ALL the Holiday Cheer!!!!


Did you pack on the pounds & now your fat pants don't fit?

Do you ask yourself these questions lately?????
  • Why do I feel so tired?
  • Why can't I lose weight despite my dieting & loads of exercise?
  • Why do I feel so depressed? 
  • Why do 1 in 2 people get cancer?   
  • Why is my child's life expectancy less than mine?

New Year -- New You 
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It's Nutritional Rebalancing & LIFESTYLE CHANGES :):)

See why when you meet Jen Smith, 20 year veteran in exercise physiology & nutrition. She's HILARIOUS when she talks about bbq's, birthday parties, boating, fried calamari & drinking a few glass of wine!!

 Happy NEW YEAR -- NEW YOU!!!

Merry Christmas For Those Who Celebrate!!!

So this is Christmas -- John Lenon

As we close out this holiday season -- it is a time to reflect upon what is and what isn't.

I believe my BIG take away this year that NOTHING IS EVERYTHING & EVERYTHING IS NOTHING. I am finding I have it all right now and this will allow for a lot more to come into my life.

I have some REALLY big plans for 2011 to help inspire you to GROW, CHANGE & DREAM again in all areas of your life...ideal relationship, career, physical wellness (ideal body weight, improved health), & being connected to your higher self.

My journey into 2011 and my 43rd year of life is going to be ONE of the most memorable years of my life. I am determined to have one of the most JUICY, SASSY & HEALTHY YEARS of my life.

I'm promoting a NEW YEAR, NEW YOU program in conjunction with Jen Smith Training.
We are a determined group of people who are ready to be empowered with better health & wellness.
It starts 01/10/11. More details to come.


Oh -- remember you can eat what you want just get back on track on the 26th!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Falling off the wagon in 2010

Wowsa! I've been so wrapped up with LIFE that I completely forgot my blog. Branding myself while being exposed deadly mold and taking on my former slum landlord in court has been a full-time job. 

While ending the year of all years - I've begun my journey called
HAVING IT ALL in 2011/New Year - New Me

I completed my Peak Potentials Training program this summer with Wizard Camp. What an amazing experience I had. All I can tell you is that I'm using all the tools taught during camp which has been one of my saving graces this past six months. 

This past August while attending Isagenix Convention, I made a YouTube video stating that, "I want to be Jen Smith when I grow up - an Isagenix Millionaire." GUESS WHAT? 30 days later my wish was granted. I got to become a guest team member of Jen Smith Training. AMAZING!!!!

I am currently following Winning the Inner Game of Money with John Assaraf. In just a few weeks I am experiencing some profound shifts in my thinking and my behaviors. I can't wait to see what I will be like in another 60+ days from now.

Other things I'm working on is getting NYC HEALTHY CHICK out there in a BIG way with the following:
  • 1000 fans on my NYC HEALTHY CHICK fan page by 12/31/10
  • 1000 followers on my NYC HEALTHY CHICK twitter account by
  • Then launching my coaching business in 2011-2012
I want to wish everyone the BEST holiday season as we are winding down the last days of 2010.

Here is to living a SASSY ~ JUICY ~ HEALTHY LIFE!!!