Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Top 10 Tips For Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk

Renowned breast cancer surgeon and prevention expert Dr. Steven Quay announces his top 10 tips for reducing your risk of breast cancer ahead of this October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month



1. Take care of your liver
Since the liver breaks down estrogen, alcohol consumption, drug use, a fatty liver, liver disease, and any other factor that impairs healthy liver function can spur an estrogen build-up.

2. Eat healthy bacteria
Bacterial imbalance in the gut, and other problems that compromise digestion, interfere with the proper elimination of estrogen from the body via the digestive tract. Try including a daily probiotic to your diet.

3. Boost your fiber intake
Insoluble fiber binds to excess estrogen in the digestive tract, which is then excreted by the body. A fiber supplement can also affect the composition of intestinal bacteria and reduce the build-up and re-absorption of free-floating estrogen.  Good sources include wheat bran, corn bran, rice bran, the skins of fruits and vegetables (apples, pears, berries, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and carrots), nuts (especially almonds), seeds (particularly sunflower seeds), soybeans, dried beans, and whole-grain foods.

4. Go organic
Some dairy and meat products may contain hormone additives, so choosing organic dairy and meat may reduce your exposure to excess estrogen.

5. Change up your diet
Consume weak phytoestrogenic foods, which counteract the effects of estrogen, such as pomegranate, flaxseeds, pears, apples, berries, organic non-GMO fermented soy, wheat germ, oats, and barley.

6. Ensure you’re getting your vitamins
The body requires sufficient intake of zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6 and other essential nutrients, not only to support the breakdown and elimination of estrogen, but also to aid the function of enzymes responsible for the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.

7. Be mindful of what you consume
Avoid exposure to xenoestrogens from plastics, cosmetics and the birth control pill. Xenoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogens, and tend to be found in water, soil and food products.

8. Be soy careful
Soy has a relatively high concentration of some types of estrogens, so try to avoid unfermented soy products like tofu and soy milk.

9. Manage your stress
As the body responds to high levels of stress, it “steals” progesterone to manufacture the stress hormone cortisol, often leaving a relative excess of estrogen.

10. Sleep well
Maintaining poor sleep habits cause a reduction in the hormone melatonin, which helps protect against estrogen dominance. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night in a cool, dark room.

Dr. Steven Quay has dedicated his more than 30-year career to the prevention of one of the world’s most common diseases – breast cancer. Over 80 million people have benefited from the medicines he’s invented. He is currently focused on prevention of the 2 million yearly breast cancer cases worldwide.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Steeped Coffee: Amazing Taste. Ethically Sourced. Fully Compostable. Single Serve. Fresh Brewed Coffee


Steeped Coffee is an Award-Winning full immersion brew method which means no machines, no waste, guilt-free packaging, and amazing taste! Tired of the single serve coffee waste that is filling up our landfills? Steeped Coffee is here to save the day and our planet. AMAZING taste, easy to use, and made of compostable materials- how can you go wrong. Steeped Coffee is available in a variety of blends. I had the opportunity to try their single-serve fresh brewed coffee and I LOVE it! Great taste and it brews quickly right in your mug. Perfect for the office, travel, and anywhere you want an amazing cup of coffee. Keep reading to learn more.
Steeped Coffee's brewing method guarantees a delicious cup every timeBrewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. That’s why it earned the “Best New Product” award for their innovative packaging at the recent Specialty Coffee Expo. And, it’s barista-approved! If you love fresh brewed great tasting coffee this is for you. If you dont want to brew a whole pot but dont want to sacrifice taste- check out Steeped Coffee. I love that their packaging is fully compostable! No more filling our landfills.



Steeped Coffee Features I LOVE:
  • 100% Specialty Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
  • Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
  • Ultrasonic Edges: no glue, staples, or wasted materials for max steeping
  • Full Immersion Filter: non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
  • Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
  • Micro Batching: roasted locally in small batches
  • Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
  • Pre-Portioned: consistent SCA recommended water-to-coffee ratios
  • Just Add Water: single-serve convenience with no machines required
  • Barista Approved: tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste
     

For More Information, Visit: 
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 I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Strongbow Slim Can 100 Calorie Ciders & Gold Apple Cider Martini Recipe!

Super excited to tell you all about Strongbow® Hard Ciders. Now available in a 100 Cal Slim Cans! All the flavor of a crisp apple cider in only 100 calories in a super convenient slim can.  A great way to celebrate National Beer Lovers Day is with this 2019 Product of the YearStrongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans. The Variety Pack with 12 slim-sized, 8.5 oz. cans of hard cider and only 100 calories per can. The pack contains 4 cans each of 3 refreshing, wine-inspired flavors: Rosé Apple – semi-dry with a touch of red-fleshed apple, Original Dry – crisp apple taste with a dry finish, Dry Pear – crisp pear flavor and a light, dry finish. Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans: tons of flavor, only 100 cals. At only 100 calories per can, you can keep your calorie count low & still indulge in a crisp cider this fall. Keep reading to learn more.


Fall is officially upon us and it is officially Cider time! Made with the finest apples, no artificial colors and no artificial flavors; Strongbow is “Refreshing by nature”! They strive to bring nature's refreshing impact in every delicious bottle of their Hard Ciders to uplift and enrich those times when you and your friends connect, turning them into golden moments. Strongbow hard ciders come in a wide variety of delightful flavors, each with its own characteristic bouquet. Get inspired with these refreshing and delicious recipes below. 

STRONGBOW ROSÉ SPRITZER


(ABV: 8.7%) Calories per serving: 165
Ingredients  
1 oz. silver tequila
½ oz. honey syrup (optional)
6 oz. Strongbow Rosé Apple
Splash of club soda
2-3 dashes of orange bitters
Mint sprig for garnish

Directions To make the honey syrup: combine equal parts water and honey over the stove or in the microwave until heated, and the honey is a pourable consistency.
In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the tequila and honey syrup. Add the Strongbow Rosé Apple, and stir briefly. Pour contents into a chilled glass filled with fresh ice, top with a splash of club soda and 2-3 dashes of orange bitters and garnish with a mint sprig.

STRONGBOW GOLD APPLE CIDER MARTINI


(11.3% ABV) Calories per serving: 210
Ingredients 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Anise simple syrup
1½ oz. vodka
5 oz. Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider 
For Anise Simple Syrup:½ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 whole stars of anise

Directions To make the Anise Simple Syrup:Put all ingredients in a small pot & cook until sugar dissolves. Set aside until cool.
In a shaker filled with ice, mix the martini ingredients and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a floating star anise on top.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, September 27, 2019

ARTICLE: How to Increase Plant-Based Foods in Your Eating Plan

What is a plant-based diet?
A plant-based diet is a diet that consists mainly of foods from plants. Such foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. Meat intake is minimal if any.

There are many reasons why people eat a plant-based diet including environmental, ethical and health concerns. I am not suggesting to eliminate meat from a person's diet completely, however, reducing meat and animal food consumption is one of the quickest and simple ways an individual can reduce their carbon footprint.

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What foods should we eat to achieve daily recommended nutrients, vitamins, minerals on a plant-based diet?
There are some easy ways to ensure, with a plant-based diet, you can get the recommended amounts of all nutrients:
-       Eat the rainbow.
As different color foods usually contain different levels of nutrients, it’s important to eat a variety. For example, the phytonutrient, lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects against cell damage and gives tomatoes its red color. While carotenoids, another group of antioxidants, give fruits and vegetables orange and yellow colors, such as carrots.

-       Get enough Vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12, which plays a vital role in helping the body produce red blood cells can usually be perceived as tricky to get enough of with a plant-based diet. The good news is, it's really not. As a start, try incorporating plant-based milks that are that are fortified with B12, and calcium and vitamin D. Cereals, meat alternatives and some soy products are often fortified with B12 too. Taking a B12 supplement also rids any concerns.

-       Ensure adequate omega-3 consumption.
If oily fish is not part of your eating plan, then foods such as walnuts, soy and flaxseed are ways to ensure adequate omega 3 consumption. Flaxseed is one of Huel’s six main ingredients and contains the omega-3 essential fatty acid ALA. Omega-3 fats are generally low in a Western diet and adequate omega-3 consumption is important to support cardiovascular health.

-       Keep your iron up
Iron is not just found in meat food sources. Dark leafy greens, nuts and dried fruits are great sources of iron. Iron is crucial for oxygen transport, cognitive function and the immune system. Iron from plant sources can be harder to absorb, but again, there's no need to worry. Iron absorption can also be increased by the presence of vitamin C which is found in lots of fruits and vegetables such as oranges and peppers. It's where the idea of having orange juice with breakfast comes from - to increase the iron that is added to cereals.

Huel contains 280% of the nutrient reference value using only plant sources. Although this looks high, it’s to account for the bioavailability of iron and it’s interaction with other nutrients, which can also affect its absorption.

How do you transition to plant-based eating?
Whether your motivation to increase plant-based foods to your eating plan is to improve your health or environmental footprint, incorporating higher amounts of plant-based foods can be achievable.
-       Make small changes over time.
Start by eating one plant-based meal a day. This will be easier to stick with rather than making large, unsustainable changes overnight. If preparing a nutritious meal in the middle of the day is not easily achievable, and your nearby lunchtime corner shop leaves you limited with health plant-based or vegan options, then Huel is a good convenient and nutritious meal option. It’s a nutritionally complete meal providing all 27 essential vitamins and minerals with an ideal macronutrient split, with good quality carbohydrates, fats and protein.

-       Make some easy fridge swaps.
A good place to start is by swapping dairy milk with almond or oat milk such as Oatly.  The rapidly growing plant-based meat industry lead by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is also providing shoppers with plenty of options.

-       Change your mindset.
Instead of thinking, “I can’t eat meat,” think about all the wonderful things you can eat and how beneficial these are for your health (and the planet). Stop focussing on meat as the hero on your plate and rather, build your plate with new and nutritious food choices.

Huel was co-founded by James Collier, Registered Nutritionist with 20 years experience with the national health service in the UK. James is a renowned nutrition expert with over 25 years working in nutrition and dietetics. His experience also includes working in the NHS (UK) as a clinical dietitian covering an array of clinical areas.

Huel's mission is to make nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food, with minimum impact on animals and the environment. With this in mind, Huel’s products are 100% vegan. 



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Thursday, September 26, 2019

CANVIVA FOCUS CBD Oil is 30% off this September - Ideal for Back-to-School


CANVIVA™ FOCUS Is The CBD Oil Tincture Of the Month for September and is 30% off! Perfect timing for back to school. Help your kids focus the natural way with CANVIVA Focus. FOCUS is the September pick for back-to-school and the start of Fall when many people are trying to regroup after summer break and activities. Want to get more out of your yoga or meditation routine? Try CANVIVA Focus. Get more bang for your meditation minutes and really focus. CBD Oil contains no THC and will not cause a high. 


CANVIVA FOCUS is 30% off this September - Ideal for Back-to-School

Enhanced with essential oils of Holy Basil and Lemon Balm, CANVIVA FOCUS 500mg CBD Oil Tincture, may help support anxiety, allowing for greater focus and concentration. “[CBD] can help you get in the right mindset for yoga, a big day at the office, or keep you focused while studying for an upcoming exam,” explains Harris Wheless, Remedy Review.

CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp. Unlike THC, it is non-psychoactive so it won’t get you high. CANVIVA full spectrum CBD oil is a phytocannabinoid rich blend containing CBD, 

Plant substances, phytocannabinoids such as CBD, can stimulate or interact with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is involved in multiple physiological processes. Receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes all work together to promote homeostasis (balance). CBD also interacts with your serotonin system- which affects your mood & promotes happiness. While CBD affects everyone differently, it may have the same effect as actual serotonin molecules on the body. This may explain why some people describe feeling less anxious, and being more alert and focused when taking CBD.



CANVIVA offers superior quality PURE CERTIFIED™ CBD Oil products including tinctures, topical products, and pet tinctures. CANVIVA is the trusted, go-to CBD brand for inspiration and education. From soil to certification, CANVIVA products are made in Minnesota with phytocannabinoid rich, full spectrum cannabinoid (CBD) oil from hemp that is organically grown in the U.S. They are formulated to support a variety of health concerns to help consumers be their best. 

For More Information visit: 
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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

REVIEW: Virtual Active Chilean Patagonia Bike Workout


Virtual Active Chilean Patagonia Bike 
Caroline

You can choose a guided or unguided option on this 55 min cycling workout through scenic Chilean Patagonia. This workout is made for your exercise bike but you can run without it in front of your TV and enjoy the scenery with just your running shoes. Caroline tells you what RP's, and what perceived exertion should be throughout the workout.

In the guided tour, Caroline tells you where you are & even give some fun facts along the way. Scenery includes trails, wild animal herds, lagoons, country side, tower lookout, river, bridge, valley, forests, mountains, 
 and concludes with a cooldown.

I enjoyed the music in this one. The intensity of this workout will depend on the bike settings you use. Done as is this is a solid intermediate ride. Caroline includes standing & sitting drills, hills, and intervals to get you sweating & burning those calories. I received this DVD to review.


For More Information, Visit: 
Virtual Active on the web
Virtual Active on Facebook
Virtual Active on Twitter
Virtual Active on Instagram

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com