This post was sponsored by Always Eat After 7PM. The journey recaps and review of the book are based my own thoughts, experience and opinions.
Well folks, I did it. 4 weeks on Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion and I loved all that I've learned and gained by being asked to take this journey.
Sustained energy, good sleep for a whole month (woo woo!), less bloat and a flatter tummy and leaner arms, I am a happy gal.
If you're popping in and seeing this as a first post, check out the weekly updates, as well as the introduction to what this journey entails. It's based on Joel's method of eating after 7PM, a diet scientifically proven to improve so many facets of our health.
Post One - Introduction
Over the next four weeks, I will give you all insight to the beauty of this book, as well as document my own personal journey of eating after 7PM. I'm hoping to gain a spike in energy, balance my hormones and more even blood sugar, so we will see what this month brings.
And to note, I love what Marion had to say about food - a philosophy that aligns with my own when working with clients who think I'm just going to make them "diet" to hit goals...
Traditional diets require that you give up your favorite foods, and that’s
simply unrealistic. - Joel Marion, Always Eat After 7PM
To understand more of the science behind the book, listen to Joel Marion explain himself.
By sharing my experience and review of this book, I am no way offering medical advice. Please consult your physician or dietitian before starting any new diet.
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
This weird little seed isn't popular amongst most families but it should be! I wanted to share with you today ALL of the A-MAAAZING benefits of chia seeds. I also provided ideas below of how you can incorporate these in your daily diet (and even the pickiest kiddos!) for all of the health boosts.
What Are The Benefits of Chia Seeds?
- Just one serving of organic chia seeds gives you protein, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, thiamin and omega-3 fatty acids. They pack a punch!
- The fiber in chia seeds can absorb around 12 times their weight in water, which equates to more fiber and feeling full longer!
- For allergen friendly baking you can sub chia seeds in for eggs!
- For baking, add some organic Chia Seeds into your favorite muffin recipe, or use as an egg replacement by mixing 1 Tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds with 3 Tbsp. water and let sit for 5 minutes.
- There are 2g of protein in every serving of Organic Chia Seeds.
- Neutral Taste — Chia seeds are virtually tasteless and can be added to your favorite foods.
- Super allergen and diet friendly - This omega powerhouse supports all dietary restrictions considering they are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, raw, low-carb and paleo-friendly.
How Do We Use Chia Seeds?
- For added texture and protein, add chia seeds to breakfast smoothies.
- Add to oatmeal for a fiber boost for you or your kids.
- Add in juice for a tasteless, yet nutritious addition.
- Sprinkle on yogurt, salad or cereal to up the nutrient content.
You may know that sleep is good for you, but do you know WHY?
- Sleep affects growth and stress hormones, your immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure, and cardiovascular health.
- Research shows that the benefits are endless: healthy weight, lowered risk for serious health issues, reduced stress, and improved mood.
- Sleep is also VITAL to a large number of brain functions, including how nerve cells communicate and the process of dealing with toxins in your brain that build up during waking hours!
For a full post on poor sleep habits and helpful sleep tips, visit Seeking Health's website for the full post. It's highly informative.
For a full post on poor sleep habits and helpful sleep tips, visit Seeking Health for the full post by clicking here. It's highly informative.
You can also find natural sleep supplements that don't have the dangerous side effects that sleep drugs do.
If you struggle with mood, metabolism, MTHFR or a myriad of health conditions, then your methylation might be crying out for help.
Or perhaps you already know your methylation system needs support, but have found that you're just too sensitive for most methylation support supplements.
Why is Methylation Important?
Proper methylation is essential for life and is involved in many functions in the body such as:
- Gene expression
- Fetal development
- Production of neurotransmitters
- Maintaining proper homocysteine levels
- Detoxification and processing of heavy metals like arsenic
- Production of glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant
- Production of crucial compounds like creatine, phosphatidylcholine and carnitine.
- Maintaining proper histamine levels
- Mental and brain health
- Nervous system health
- Cardiovascular health
- Mitochondrial health
- Reproductive health
- Liver health
Read more to see what methylation is and how to methylate properly through diet and supplementation.
This post is so valuable and informative, its worth the read. I have linked the graphic below to the full post on SeekingHealth.com so you may pin the post for reference.
As an avid fan of Seeking Health, their mission and the quality of their products, most of what you will find in my home when it comes to supplements and caring for our bodies outside of food will be the Seeking Health brand.
In this season my focus is on lowering inflammation, detoxing heavy metals, mold exposure and possible candida, repairing gut health, and boosting immunity. As many of my readers and clients are in need of the same support (as are most people), I've listed my current favorite lineup below (not all pictured above).
Already an affordably priced supplement line (which is a beautiful thing for allergen-free, non-gmo products that use no artificial colors or flavorings), I also have a coupon code for my readers and clients for their first order - just use NOSHNURTURE10 upon checkout for 10% off.
Without further adieu, here are my daily go-to's.
Also, again, I am not a doctor. I can not diagnose, treat or cure any disease. I am just passionate about natural health and supplementing our bodies with what we need. I am under the care of a naturopathic physician who helps guide me on what my body needs and I order accordingly.
Seeking Health Favorites - Summer 2019
- Pure Greens
This is HANDS DOWN the BEST greens powder I've ever tasted. PACKED with vegetables, probiotics, antioxidants, fruits and a rainforest blend, it delivers SO much goodness in a powder that tastes almost non-existent in a smoothie of fresh organic fruits and almond milk. NO sweeteners needed. I can't rave about this enough.
- Prenatal Chewable
I have been on their Prenatal Powder since 2016 and recently made the switch to the chewables so I can take this in the AM and use the greens powder for my smoothies. I find this works best to double up on the nutrients my body is receiving.
- Probiota Sensitive
I love all of their probiotic blends, it's just finding the one that you prefer. I've been on the general probiota, the Probiota Women's and the Probiota Sensitive. I'm opting for this one at the moment due to my detox. I have Grey on the Probiota Infant as well.
- Liposomal Vitamic C
Liposomal supplements are in a liquid form and are most easily absorbed into the body without loss of nutrients. I take this every morning to keep my immunity boosted.
- Liposomal Curcumin
Again, the liposomal form of curcumin (turmeric) is readily absorbed, therefor I know I'm getting the most out of this anti-inflammatory powerhouse.
- Liposomal Glutathione
Our bodies utilize glutathione for our detox pathways to work optimally. If you have a MTHFR defect or other genetic factors that deplete your bodies glutathione, this supplement helps rid our bodies of the toxicity we are exposed to daily. A great addition for if you're traveling, exposed to chemicals, renovating a home, exposed to mold or recovering from or fighting illness.
- Liver Nutrients
This one is tailored to my specific needs as I am also on a couple of binders. This helps my liver to detox and protects it as it works hard to clean up my body.
Again, you can see their entire line here. Just use NOSHNURTURE10 upon checkout for anything you may try. If you want to chat supplements, you can contact me here and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have or get them answered by Seeking Health. I have a heart and a passion for helping others live their healthiest life.
Eye Serum with Essential Oils
This one is liquid gold and I use it nightly on my puffiness, circles and tired eyes.
You can sub the argan oil/almond oil for fractionated coconut oil as well. I switch it up depending on what I have on hand.
I ONLY use Young Living and NEVER buy store brands. The oils found at supermarkets and chain stores are not as controlled and can use fillers that can cause issues.
If you, like many of my clients, have a hard time getting enough dietary EPA/DHA, I suggest taking a supplement to ensure optimal nutrition. While some of my supplements are prescription based from my physician, others like your daily vitamin needs can come straight from Walmart. A place that's both convenient and affordable.
If you've perused the vitamin aisle at Walmart, you'd have noticed Nature Made brand and their wide selection. A brand favorite of mine, Nature Made recently made a change changing their Fish Oil to their new EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
This change is great in many ways, here's what it means for you:
- It's the EPA and DHA Omega-3s from Fish Oil that makes the difference and with the new packaging you can clearly see the amount of each right on the front label.
- These active ingredients provide heart healthy benefits.†
- By changing the label, Walmart aims to make your shopping experience easier.
Why the change?
While Fish Oil is a wonderful source of natural occurring omega-3s, the two essential fatty acids that make the greatest impact from fish oil are EPA and DHA. With this in mind, Nature Made made it simpler in creating a supplement that highlights the healthy fats that should be included in most people's diet.
If you want to learn more, text OMEGA3 to 555888 and watch a quick video from Nature Made to learn more about your heart health and Omega-3s at Walmart.
Ensuring heart health is vitally important when it comes to caring from my family and my clients, so I always strongly suggest incorporating these into your daily regiment. And with Nature Made being the #1 recommended brand of supplements by pharmacists*, they are my go to when shopping locally.
Free of gluten, yeast, starch, artificial flavors and colors, Nature Made® supply of fish oil only comes from wild caught ocean fish, not farm raised fish. And you know I'm a girl who doesn't like my family exposed to excess toxins or heavy metals, so I was happy to hear that this product is purified to remove mercury‡
Nature Made offers a variety of specially coated "Burpless" Omega-3 supplements. I'm all for anything that doesn't have a fishy odor or aftertaste, and if you've taken Fish Oil in the past, you know what I'm talking about.
I would love to hear your thoughts if you've tried any of Nature Made® supplements. If you have what is your favorite?
Again, to learn more, text OMEGA3 to 555888 and watch a quick video from Nature Made® to learn more about your heart health and Omega-3s at Walmart.
‡State-of-the-art purification processes to remove PCBs, dioxins and furans, and mercury to ensure purity levels below 0.09 ppm, 2 ppt WHO TEQs, and 0.1 ppm respectively.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.