Stress & Your Gut

Do you or someone you care about struggle with weight? Low energy? Digestive issues?
Well I am SUPER excited to share something with you!!!
On September 26th at 1pm Pacific time (4pm Eastern), I’ll be hosting a FREE teleseminar to unlock the 3 powerful keys you need to transform your health & fix your symptoms…and you’re invited!
It’s totally free and easy. Just click here to secure your spot!


What: Stress & Your Gut: How stress is undermining your weight, energy, and gut health, & how to fix it so you can have unstoppable health!

Who: You! And invite a friend by sharing this link: http://choosinghealthnow.com/teleseminar/

Why: On this call, I’ll share with you:

  • THE 3 MAIN CAUSES OF GUT STRESS THAT ARE UNDERMINING YOUR HEALTH AND CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS.

  • 3 POWERFUL KEYS YOU NEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH & FIX YOUR SYMPTOMS

  • TOOLS THAT CAN HELP YOU TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL

  • FREE GIFT TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS, STRENGTHEN YOUR GUT, & HELP YOU HAVE UNSTOPPABLE HEALTH!

When: Tuesday, September 26th at 1pm Pacific, (4pm Eastern)

Where: You’ll get all the call-in details once you register, AND I’ll be sending out a recording afterward to everyone who signs up to attend.

I’m so excited to share this with you and help you discover where your best health has been hiding. 🙂

In health, & happiness
~Rebecca

Breathing and your gut health

I’m keeping this short and sweet today: your breathing has tremendous impact on your gut health.
The vagus nerve, the longest nerve in the human body, connects your heart, brain and gut. It plays a key role in regulating your heart beat and breathing. When I help clients manage their stress and improve their gut health, one way I do that is through breathing awareness.

You see, when you breathe quickly and shallowly, you reinforce the stress response (if you’re breathing like this, it’s likely because you are stressed!)…and your body will release chemicals like CRH, the precursor to your primary stress hormone cortisol, that can damage your gut lining (leads to food sensitivities, digestive complaints, gas, bloating, reflux, possibly IBS).
So do yourself a huge favor right now and take some mindful breaths. Slow your breaths down, make them a little deeper and allow yourself an opportunity to re-center.
Do this often. Your gut will thank you!
Have a terrific week.

In health, & happiness
~Rebecca

Mint ice cream made from what?!

Do you like to enjoy a dessert now and then that doesn’t sabotage your energy, waistline, make your break out, or give you digestive problems? Me too! I’ve been doing some fun experimenting lately with cookbooks and online recipes and I really want to share this ice cream recipe with you.

Disclaimer: So as a rule for me and my family, sugar is a no no. We enjoy good health too much to risk it with something that has been researched to death to cause inflammation, problems with gut flora, weaken the immune system, raise blood sugar and cause energy drops (and usually mood swings)…the list goes on and on. Don’t we all have better things to do with our time than deal with these consequences? Well, thankfully there are a lot of people in this world that share this passion and they’ve experimented with tweaking recipes, using weird ingredients, and actually making things taste good. I’ll be sharing this mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe that I found online here. The one I originally made was from Maria Emmerich’s Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking and it’s very similar and delicious!
Photo credit KetoDietApp.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 cups / 1 can coconut milk, preferably BPA-free cans
  • ½ cup powdered Erythritol or Lakanto or sweetener from this list
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean (~ ½ tsp)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint or more to taste or 1-2 tsps mint extract
  • 1 package dark chocolate chips / bar dark 85% chocolate (3.5 oz)

How to:

Blend everything together and then pour into 8 containers and stick in the freezer until desired texture (3+ hrs) or pour into an ice cream maker if you have one and churn until desired texture.

Totally delicious, refreshing, and satisfying! A huge benefit of using ample high quality fat and keeping carbs/sugars very low is that a smaller amount is generally quite satisfying and won’t trigger cravings.
I hope you love this recipe. Wishing you a fabulous week!
In health, & happiness
~Rebecca