One fact is true for all of us. We are all getting older every day. Because of our conditioning with conventional medicine, most of us wait until we have something go wrong to address our health. And for some people it’s already too late. I have recently noticed a trend with new patients. There is a great frustration with a medical system designed to put a bandaid on symptoms. And often there is no bandaid and the patient is just told they are getting older and they’ll have to learn to live with it. Not great for quality of life! The number one reason prevention is the best way to go.
I work with people who want to lose weight - a lot. I always stress that getting healthy is number one, and that the weight will follow. It’s difficult when you are losing weight not to obsess about the number you see on the scale. We can’t live and die by the scale - and here’s why.
If you’re like most people during the pandemic, it resulted in one common thing - weight gain. And why does it seem so hard to lose? Even impossible? It’s probably because most of the time people are trying to exercise it off, or just eat less. Sometimes even changing their diet but without much success. There are so many recommendations out there, it can be hard to know what to do.
For over a year now, I have been learning about this. You’ve probably seen them on people’s arms. They hardly weigh anything. They connect to your phone. Diabetics use them. And now you can too.
I've been eager to make this for quite a while. I had learned about it from a podcast a couple of months ago. So I tried it yesterday with some slight alterations. I actually had a frog this morning because I didn't have time for my usual breakfast. And I realized at 11am I hadn't even thought about food.
Symptoms that often go with low energy:
difficult weight loss
cold hands and feet
(The list could go on and on and on…)
If you have any of these symptoms, you are probably suffering from Cellular inflammation.
A friend of mine told me about this new book about a month ago. It was by a neurologist I have great respect for, David Perlmutter. I have heard him speak in person several times and basically trust anything he has to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read some of the things he was saying. There was a new marker - using an old test - that could reveal information that could help me help my patients even more. I got so excited, I started testing all my current patients for it.
All of these conditions have this marker in common:
The average thyroid gland weighs about as much as a tablespoon of almond butter. But the thyroid gland, unlike almond butter, has an almost infinite impact on the way your body functions.
Every single cell in your body has thyroid receptors. If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, there are things in your body that just won’t work. Like an unplugged toaster, it’s not going to work no matter what you do. It will only work if you plug it in - just like your cells, they will only work if they’ve got some thyroid hormones plugged in.
For me, energy is the currency of life. I have spent too many years after having kids struggling to get through the day. My number one goal everyday is to have amazing energy. One of the ways I do that, is to choose a breakfast that will set me up for success.