July 5, 2018

Vitamin D Decreasing Risk of Breast Cancer


Family history of breast cancer? Please read this.
One of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy is to normalize your Vitamin-D3 levels and keep them between 50 and 90 ng/ml. A simple test will tell you where yours are at. I've never seen someone in Michigan with normal levels without supplementation.
A pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective studies finds that women with blood levels of vitamin D in the 60 ng/ml range had an 80% lower breast cancer risk compared to women with less than 20 ng/ml.
1. Utilize your skin tone, the darker you can get the more sunlight you require.
2. Consider supplementing with Vitamin D-3 to normalize levels.
3. Get your levels checked during the middle of summer and the middle of winter to see where you are. Supplement or utilize the sun to get your levels between 50 and 90 ng/ml.

June 23, 2018

Turmeric Improves Memory


Worried about memory loss or dementia?
People that supplemented with a bioavailable type of curcumin such as Meriva had a 28% improvement in memory and attention abilities, improvements in mood, and less amyloid and tau signals in the brain. These changes help to boost memory and reduce risk of dementia compared to those taking a placebo.
This study used 90 mg, twice a day. Meriva, which is a curcumin phytosome has also been shown to reduce inflammation, pain, and improve mood in many other clinical trials as well.
We carry Anabolic Labs Nutra-Disc at all our locations that contains Meriva and is one of the only quality products like it on the market.

June 22, 2018

SVRC Grand Opening


What a huge success today for the SVRC Marketplace Grand Opening, the turnout was incredible!
If you didn’t make it out today make sure to stop by soon and to make it a regular occurrence.
It’s loaded with new businesses and entrepreneurs who need continual support to be successful. #greatlakesbaygoodnews

June 18, 2018

Healthy Popsicle Recipe


Share for all your friends with kids!
Popsicles are typically just flavored syrup with food dye. Making your own is very easy and you can load them with real foods loaded with nutrients! Our girls absolutely love these homemade popsicles!

Recipe:
- Organic Greens
- Frozen Mango
- Banana
- Almond Milk
- Water

Mix in blender and freeze in popsicle molds!

June 12, 2018

Do You Eat Enough Fiber?

Are you eating enough fiber? Research has shown it's massively important for good health and most people need between 40-50 grams of fiber per day.
"Out of all the variables that we looked at, fiber intake -- which is a type of carbohydrate that the body can't digest -- had the strongest influence," the study said. "Essentially, we found that those who had the highest intake of fiber or total fiber actually had an almost 80 percent greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life over a 10-year follow-up. That is, they were less likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes, dementia, depression, and functional disability."
Avocados, broccoli, berries, nuts and flax are all great sources of fiber!


June 9, 2018

Eat Local


I love seeing these signs on the side of the road. There is no better way to support small farms than to actually go to the farm and buy directly from the farmer.
Farmers markets are great because they are a one stop shop for customers. However, there is a lot of work on the farmer's end to get to the farmers market. Picking, packing up, driving, setting up, staying at the market for many hours etc. All of the time at the farmers market takes away from valuable time at the farm. Plus farmers markets are typically only a few days a week.
Keep an eye out for signs like these! Support farmers markets but don’t hesitate to go directly to the farm to buy your produce either.

Protein Intake During Ketosis

Does protein turn into carbs during ketosis making it impossible to actually get into ketosis? I have seen a lot of articles saying this is the case floating around the internet lately.
Claim: Eating too much protein while doing a ketogenic diet is going to cause the protein to turn into carbohydrates via gluconeogenesis ruining the ketotic state. You should be eating 70% fat or higher 20% protein and typically 10% carbs or less.
Answer: False
Eating protein is not going to have a major impact on insulin or glucose levels while in ketosis. Research has shown that 8% or less of AA’s from protein would be converted into glucose under gluconeogenesis, and insulin would have minimal to no impact.
“Endogenous glucose production (EGP) did not increase after the meal but remained stable for 6 h and then fell. Of the 50 g glucose produced over the 8-h period, 4 g originated from dietary AAs, indicating that under our experimental conditions, dietary protein-derived AAs contributed to only 8% of EGP.”

May 22, 2018

Fast Food Is Not Cheap


Fast food isn't actually cheap, the costs are front loaded and paid for by our taxes.
As taxpayers we pay 20 billion dollars per year for farm subsidies in the US.
This money is primarily (70%) going towards production of corn, wheat and soybeans that end up coming back into our food products especially as fast food and junk food. Not only are these things inflammatory and unhealthy for us they are creating a massive price distortion in the market.
When a salad is 10 dollars and a fast food meal is only a few dollars people are going to go towards cheaper food which is only going to continue to throw gas on a massive fire we have burning in the United States.
This article is a great read, take a few minutes to read it.