Practical Tips for Reducing (or Quitting) Sugar

First off, I have 2 reminders for you. The first is that the annual Love Your Body, Love Your Health 30 Day Wellness Challenge has officially started (Jan 16th). You can still participate! Details for this free and inspiring invitation can be found here.
Secondly, this Saturday Jan 21, please join me and Park Avenue Fitness for a free webinar on ditching diets and releasing extra weight permanently. Details here.

So….sugar. I get questions every day about sugar. Are all sweeteners unhealthy? Is a little sugar okay? Why is sugar bad for health?



These are all great questions! Rather than invent the wheel, Levels just released a blog on A Practical Guide to Cutting Out Sugar that does a great job of explaining:

1. The Benefits of Cutting Out Sugar
2. A Step by Step Game Plan For Reducing Or Eliminating Sugar
3. Healthier Sweeteners to Replace Sugar (these are my recommendations)
 

I recommend using this info as a launching place and customize it on your own or with some help so that you are setting yourself up for long-term healthy habits that you can maintain with confidence.

It is my passion to work with people like you whose health symptoms are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I can help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.

If you’re ready to discover where your best health has been hiding, I’d love to connect with you!
Apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Health Discovery Session. http://bit.ly/schedulinghealth (subject to availability).

Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca

P.S.
Know someone who could use my help?
Send them the link to apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Health Discovery Session. bit.ly/schedulinghealth (subject to availability).

Copper’s Role in Anemia

First off, I have 2 reminders for you. The first is that the annual Love Your Body, Love Your Health 30 Day Wellness Challenge is officially starting on Jan 16th. Details for this free and inspiring invitation can be found here.
Secondly, on Jan 21, please join me for my free webinar on ditching diets and releasing extra weight permanently. Details here.

So now let’s talk about copper! When you hear about copper, you might associate it with plumbing and electronics or even jewelry. But today, you are going to learn more about copper and how surprisingly important it is for your health.

Copper is a trace mineral, which means it is required in tiny amounts for the body to properly grow and develop. It is important for the formation of hemoglobin (part of red blood cells) and collagen in the body. Copper is also needed for the functioning of enzymes and proteins during energy metabolism, DNA synthesis, and respiration. 

Your body only needs a small amount of copper. For adults, the recommended intake of copper per day is only 0.9 mg, which can be easily taken care of by eating copper-rich foods (which I list below). Too little or too much copper may cause health problems as we’ll discuss

Copper and Anemia

Usually when someone is diagnosed with anemia, it is assumed that insufficient iron is the culprit. However, we are now realizing that the healthcare industry has not understood the relationship between iron and copper well enough, but thankfully things are beginning to change (Morley Robbins is a trailblazer in mineral interactions and education).

So how does copper deficiency lead to anemia?

Copper helps to form hemoglobin and red blood cells. – Without enough copper, red blood cells aren’t properly formed and they can’t carry enough oxygen to cells.

Copper also helps your gut to absorb iron. – So with low levels of copper, your body may absorb less iron, which may lead to iron-deficiency anemia. 

If you have copper deficiency, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Weak and brittle bones
  • Sensitivity to cold temperature
  • Pale skin
  • Premature gray hair
  • Loss of vision
  • Frequently getting sick
  • Joint pain
  • Skin inflammation

Copper, iron and zinc all affect each other. It is advised to eat a variety of foods so that you get the recommended daily amount for each otherwise it can throw the other minerals out of balance.
 

Top 10 Copper Rich Foods

Here are the top 10 copper foods that you can include as part of a healthy diet:

  • Beef liver
  • Dark chocolate (best sources)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Cashews
  • Chickpeas
  • Raisins
  • Lentils
  • Hazelnuts
  • Dried apricots
  • Avocado

In summary, copper is essential for the body to function properly!  Brain health, strong immune system, strong bones, healthy metabolism, and healthy growth and development all thrive when copper is balanced.  You can support balanced copper levels by eating a healthy diet that includes copper-rich foods.

It is my passion to work with people like you whose health symptoms are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I can help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.

If you’re ready to discover where your best health has been hiding, I’d love to connect with you!
Apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Health Discovery Session. http://bit.ly/schedulinghealth (subject to availability).

Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca

P.S.
Know someone who could use my help?
Send them the link to apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Health Discovery Session. bit.ly/schedulinghealth (subject to availability).

Love Your Body, Love Your Health Wellness Challenge

Okay, so it’s been a few years since officially hosting this fun and free challenge, but I am feeling inspired and hope that by the time you finish reading this, you will too!

All you need to do to participate is follow the guidelines below (there’s no official enrollment or fees involved). Publicly committing to the challenge via my blog here or on Facebook is greatly encouraged since it not only solidifies your commitment, but may motivate others to join you in this worthwhile journey.

Why take this wellness challenge?

Because without good health, you won’t be fully enjoying all the rest of the great stuff life has to offer. Plus this challenge rocks and you’ll feel good about yourself.

The details

I’m inviting you to take a 30 day “Love your body, love your health” wellness challenge! From Jan 16th till Valentine’s Day (aw, how sweet), commit to:

  1. Eating foods and amounts of foods that you know are nourishing, satisfying, and don’t sabotage your health. And be honest. You’re doing this for you, after all.
  2. Incorporate movement you truly enjoy at least twice a week.
  3. Get 6-8 hrs of sleep every night.
  4. Drink 20+ ounces of clean water daily.
  5. Say 1 affirmation daily (i.e., “Wow, my butt is looking pretty good today” or “I scrambled that egg like a pro”).

For some of you, this will be easy and for others, incredibly challenging. Do it anyway.
Please post your comments or questions here on the blog or on Facebook. Let’s support each other and do something truly nice for ourselves at the same time!

P.S. You can start this challenge right this minute even though the official start date isn’t till the 16th.

Enjoy feeling healthy and awesome!


It is my passion to work with people like you whose health symptoms are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I can help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.
 
If you’re ready to discover where your best health has been hiding, I’d love to connect with you!
Apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Health Discovery Session. http://bit.ly/schedulinghealth (subject to availability).

Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca