After writing a terrific post and having it vanish into thin air…this one is going to be short and sweet.
MY new weight loss and fat burning aid is now in stock! I designed it to help with fat/weight loss and had it made right here in Montana. It is a special recipe of ingredients that research helped me formulate.
It is a powder that you can mix in water or juice or a smoothie. It tastes like lemonade and is delicious in water alone. It can be taken once or twice per day.
I can’t wait to see how it works for everyone! I am offering 10% off if my website is mentioned through February. Greenbean lean does NOT just melt fat off your body magically(I would be a billionaire!), you do have to eat well and exercise for best results. Every diet pill and supplement in the world requires this little (and oh so easy) step. LOL! So with our nutrition guide and workout ideas, Greenbean Lean will help you achieve your body goals!
I am starting a support group in my office to meet once per week and talk about our success/failures etc…Group accountability is great for motivation. Think of it like a “green” weigh watchers club.
Call my office if you want to join our group or get the new product. 406-257-9997 I will eventually list the product online for order but you can call for now.
Let’s do the 30 day quickstart together!!! Let’s start September 12th and go for it! Who is with me?
Here is the link to copy your own quick start guide. I got mine from robbwolf.com and it is the easiest way to do it. There are other resources out there too but this one is easy.
You have to subscribe to his newsletter to get the free guide. His newsletter is great btw!
Basically, it is a diet of protein, fruits, veg, and nuts/seeds/fats. No grains or beans! Dairy is questionable. If you have any digestive issues or skin issues I say avoid dairy too but those of you who can tolerate go for it.
Exercise–You may not feel great for 2-3 weeks as you cleanse and your blood sugar changes for the better. Concentrate on rest and recovery. Lift heavy things and do intervals occassionally to keep fitness in check. Listen to your body.
Lose some weight and get healthier! Lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, and inflammation with this 30 day quick start.
Let’s rock it!
****10% off any paleo products in my office this next week if you mention this blog*****
OMG! Am I going bald????
Hair loss is one of the most common complaints by women as they get older. I would say behind hot flashes and sleep disturbances, hair loss is a big symptom of perimenopausal/menopausal women. Besides older women, hair loss can be a concern of all ages of women. There are a few causes of hair loss and I will share a few of them with you all.
Cause 1—Iron deficiency anemia
CASE 1=A 34 year old female, chief complaint of hair loss. She had been evaluated by another doctor and was found to be anemic (iron deficiency). She was started on iron and retested after 8 weeks…she was still anemic. Her hair continued to fall out even on the iron. While we visited, I wondered to myself why she was anemic. Did she have heavy periods? No
Bleeding hemorrhoids? No
Ulcers? Not aware of any
Rashes? Yes, some eczema and rash on front of shins
Any bowel issues? Yes, bloating and diarrhea on occasion
We did a gluten sensitivity test/celiac work up and low and behold she was gluten intolerant. The exposure of gluten to her intestine had probably caused some inflammation and damage. The damage causes impaired iron absorption and hence chronic anemia that is not fixed by iron supplementation.
She avoided gluten for 3 months and we retested her to find no anemia and she reported no more hair loss! Success.
I have seen the above cause numerous times. Anyone with anemia and/or hypothyroidism (which also causes hair loss) should be evaluated for gluten intolerance.
Cause 2—Steroid Hormone Imbalance
Both low testosterone and low estrogen can cause hair thinning or balding. Simple testing can be done to see levels and correct with bio-identical hormones or botanicals as needed.
Testosterone can also be converted into DHT (a bad metabolite of testosterone) which can cause hair loss on the scalp but hair growth along chin/jaw or upper lip of women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one hormonal imbalance where this occurs. DHT can cause baldness in men(and prostate issues) as well. Sometimes botanicals like saw palmetto, dandelion, burdock, and milk thistle can help this issue.
Cause 3—Thyroid imbalance
Probably the most common cause I see for hair loss are thyroid issues. Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause hair to fall out. Simple lab tests can help identify this issue. I do treat with glandular and prescriptive thyroids.
Iodine deficiency can cause low thyroid function and it is fairly common today due to poor soil nutrients. A lot of my patients use sea salt which doesn’t have iodine either. You can take plant iodine from dulce or kelp to help thyroid function. (Consult a physician for dose). Iodized sea salt is available as well.
Some forms of alopecia (hair thinning) are genetic in origin. Even women tend to follow genetic patterns. Maybe someday we can fix these genes but right now we are stuck with what we were given at birth.
Malnutrition is more common than one might think. Even overweight people can be malnourished. There are several causes of malnutrition from the obvious like anorexia to the more obscure like celiac disease. Any dis-ease that impairs nutrient absorption from the intestine can lead to nutrient deficiencies and hair loss can result. Protein deficiency, selenium deficiency, iodine deficiency, biotin deficiency, or other micronutrient issues can cause hair loss.
I see a lot of malnutrition in my patients with colon issues. Colitis, IBS, chronic diarrhea, food sensitivies, celiac disease, dysbiosis etc… can cause impaired absorption of nutrients. So the cause of the hair loss is the colon issue…fix the gut and the hair loss will stop.
I hope you can see that determining the cause of your hair loss is the most important step in trying to treat it. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is not. I have had lots of success (and a few failures) with hair loss…but no matter what your body is healthier if you address the causes versus just treating the symptoms! Naturopathic medicine rocks!
Get 10% off next week (july18-22)….on all new products and most everything else in my dispensary!
My new Dr.Greenbean Line is all pharmaceutical grade supplements that are made right here in MONTANA! I know the manufacturer and they are supreme! My formulations are years of figuring out what works and putting it in a bottle….how about that!
Come in and try them out…plus the labels are so frickin’ cute!
I hear the word “depression or depressed” everyday in my office. I should count the number of times it comes up in a week…it would be sad, very sad. I am not doubting that people are depressed but does everyone need a drug to fix it? Does everyone have low serotonin and need a ROCKET bolus of serotonin to function? I saw NO WAY. The drugs (Prozac, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Zoloft, et al…) can help some people but most end up on them far too long and for far too many wrong reasons. These drugs happen to be the most commonly prescribed drugs in America and are prescribed for everything from pain to PMS to headaches. WTF? Don’t just take your Docs recommendation…think about the drugs you are choosing.
There are many natural ways to help depression. First, we must discern between brain issue depression and situational depression. Brain depression (my own name for it) is true serotonin disorder…your serotonin is F’d up for some reason (genetics usually). Situational depression is caused by stress and emotions and can actually lower brain serotonin for awhile until the stressor is removed and then comes up on it’s own.
For true brain depression and situational depression there are several natural rememdies that can help.
1.Omega 3 fats–fish/flax oil (4000-6000mg/day) one with higher EPA works best.
2.D3–check levels to ensure 65-80mg/dl in your blood. 5000iu per day is what my white Montana patients get.
3.5-HTP–100 to 200 mg before bed can be a miracle (it is a precursor to serotonin)
4.Fix hormonal imbalances…thyroid and female hormones can contribute to brain depression.
5.Diet–protein, protein, protein, no grains, no grains, no grains…see previous posts on the PALEO subject for more.
6. Herbs–St.Johns Wort, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola, Lemon Balm, and others.
Situational depression often warrants adrenal (stress) gland treatment. I use glandulars, B-vitamins, hormones, diet to correct the stress induced depression. I do test for adrenal issues using saliva testing.
I wanted to mention a new test we have at the office. It is neurotransmitter test. It evaluates all your brain chemistry neurotransmitters. It is pretty darn cool. It can help people with any brain issue…anxiety, insomnia, depression, mood swings, ADD/ADHD etc…The lab gives me a complete neurotransmitter profile and gives natural treatment recommendations. Alot of amino acids etc…are used to balance the brain.
So I guess that no matter what your depression is about or from, the above things may help you. I urge you to try the natural route before messing with the serotonin drugs. I have seen so many people on them for the wrong reasons (hot flashes are my personal favorite….say what?), and then people end up on them for far too long.
Have a great Fourth of July weekend…I am heading to a GOT GRIT obstacle course race in Choteau, MONTANA…sounds fun, eh?
Whey protein is simply the best protein powder replacement there is. It has been studied with fat people, athletes, kids, and normal folks….can benefit all groups! Yes, it is better to eat real protein but not all of us can get 100 grams+ of meat/eggs per day…(the thought makes me ill some days). Whey protein powder is cheap, convenient, and can really give your buns a boost.
1. Helps with athletic recovery….studies show a carbohydrate/protein blend after a workout refuels and replenishes lost stores in tissue. A ratio of 4 carbs to 1 protein is preferred…even some protein powder in a recovery drink works awesome (I like HAMMER NUTRITIONS recovery drink or even HEED drink or RECHARGE or make your own…). I also do a smoothie with whole fruit if I am near my Vitamix.
2.Increases HGH–this helps with fat loss and muscle maintenance. Growth hormone is our natural anti-aging hormone…keeps our cells youthful and happy.
4.Helps with fat loss…keep your appetite under control with whey protein and burn some fat too. If you eat mostly protein/good fat instead of carbohydrate that is what your body will burn as fuel…hmmmm, so eat fat and burn fat NOT eat fat and get fat. We are so brainwashed my marketing to eat high whole grains and low fat to prevent heart disease and obesity………..WRONG WRONG WRONG…eat lots good fat and LOW/NO grains to lean out and prevent disease.
Whey protein is YUMMY. Comes in lots of flavors…find one you like. Look to make sure it has less than 3-4 grams of carbs per serving…should get 15-20 grams of protein per serving. (some servings are huge so really pay attention). I have looked at many brands of powders and some are OK, some really suck it. Walmart and Costco have sugared up powders…Dr.Greenbean brand PALEOPOWER is a blend of immune helpers and protein powder and tastes GREAT. Order up a large tub today. (actually, wait until comes up on my webstore…it isn’t in stock until later this week!)
Make a smoothie and enjoy the benefits! Here are some smoothie recipe ideas:
1. 1 serving whey protein powder
2.berries/fruit –frozen or fresh
3.greens–spinach or kale
4.liquid–coconut milk, water, or fresh juice
5.stevia to sweeten if needed
Hey GIRLS (and boys for that matter)….I completed my first duathlon yesterday on complete PALEO POWER food. The duathlon consisted of a 3.1 mile run then a 12 mile bike ended with another 3.1 mile run. I completed the race in 1 hour and 30 minutes….pretty good for an old lady (36). I got 2nd place overall for the woman! The point of this post is to give kudos to the PALEO eating style for women (aka pussies…lol!).
This morning as I post this I realize that I am NOT sore. My muscles feeel great and I am recovered perfectly. I could work out today but won’t to allow my muscles to recover totally. I have been eating 75-100 grams of protein per day from meat, eggs, and a bit of protein powder. I have been eating NO grains and NO beans for about 4-5 weeks. I have cheated a bit here and there because of food necessity but other than that been pretty good. I have been eating lots of fruit, veg, nuts/seeds, and coconut products too. Yum! I now BELIEVE in the POWER of this primitive eating style. I wasn’t running after a deer for dinner but I did chase down lots of men and women on my run/bike!
Another side benefit to eating PALEO is the fact that my raging PMS has all but gone away. Ask my husband? Last cycle was so much calmer than usual…this one should even be better. I usually take herbs/progesterone to help this but haven’t taken for 6 weeks to see the changes from the diet alone.
I also am NOT bloated, tired, sick, sore, constipated, zitted out, or anything…..This NO GRAIN/BEAN thing is right on target! In fact, my guts feel great…no irritation baby!
Give it a shot for 30 days…you won’t be sorry. Check out robbwolf.com for a 30 day quick start guide and shopping list. I plan to do my own soon and will be offering the supplements you need on the program in my NEW online store…coming soon.