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[STARTS MONDAY] These experts could help you start a keto diet!

We’ve teamed up with Dr. David Jockers for The Keto Edge Summit, starts THIS Monday –>Register for free now!

Tens of thousands will learn from the expert wisdom so important to leveraging the mighty power of KETONES to first return to health, then thrive in life!

Will you be there? You should be. “Keto” is one of the MOST SEARCHED words on the internet today, and for good reason…

Ketones help you burn fat for energy, powerfully reduce inflammation and show promise in preventing and eradicating diabetes, cancer, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and many, many other health concerns!

These are the experts you definitely DO NOT want to miss on Monday!
+ David Jockers, DNM, DC, MS: Top 7 Benefits of a Ketogenic Lifestyle
+ Drew Manning: Fit to Fat to Fit with Keto
+ Isaac Jones, DC, BS: Keto For High Performance
+ Rodney Habib: Using Keto To Help Our Pets
+ Joe Anderson, PhD: Testing Ketosis and the Fat Burning State

1. Register immediately to make sure you’ll see the free talks!

2. [SALE ENDS MONDAY! SAVE UP TO $40] Support the mission to help the world heal when you buy the expert talks to learn from at your OWN pace (thank you)!

When you purchase the talks, you gain long-term access to learn from them at your own pace, plus access to the transcripts AND you unlock the bonus eBooks and eGuides from the amazing speakers!

See you at this important learning event!

Be sure not to miss these expert talks, free gifts and — if you’d like to keep these talks in your health library — take advantage of the sale prices before Monday!


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100 Days of Summer Freezer Meals – the series!

I know it’s the middle of summer but I just found this great program that I had to share! I’m always looking for ways to cut back on the craziness around here and I am a big supporter of meal planning. (I do apologize for dropping the ball lately on getting those posted but I promise you I have a very good reason which I’ll share soon!) The one thing I need to incorporate more into my meal planning is freezer cooking.

At MyFreezEasy.com you can find all kinds of help in this area and I’m loving this Summer Freezer Meals series. I have been trying to eat healthier and the whole family is getting on board with this change as well. Being prepared is half the battle when it comes to making healthy choices in the kitchen. It’s much more tempting to order pizza or grab something quick to make when you haven’t already planned out what’s for dinner. An easier solution would be to have something already prepped in the freezer for these situations.

Grab your FREE Guide to Freezer Cooking and Meal Planning Success (Yours FREE.  Pay only shipping.)

I admit that I’ve about used up all the freezer meals I made a few months ago and this series is just the motivation I needed to get myself back on track. Things have been so crazy here lately and it seems that if something can go wrong it will and has… just last week the dryer conked out on us so we’ve been air drying everything. We haven’t put up a clothesline so I’ve been using a couple of portable clothes drying racks set up on the porch. Well, of course, it has been very humid and we’ve had thunderstorms almost every day which has made this chore a little bit more difficult than it should be… that’s life though!

With this Summer Freezer Meals series, there’s nothing to worry about. Everything you need is right there and all you need to do is go grocery shopping and follow the directions. With the Walmart Grocery Pickup, you can get the grocery shopping done in a fraction of time… I’m patiently waiting for our local Walmart to start this service soon.

Check out the site, the workshops, and grab your Summer Freezer Meals series while you’re there!

Did you read the post about $5 Meal Plans? If not check it out HERE.


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What are ketones (and are they healthy)?

If you’re up-to-date on health news or follow anyone in the health field, you’ve likely heard the term “ketogenic diet.” After all, it’s one of the most searched terms on the internet today.

The goal of the ketogenic lifestyle is to adapt the body to utilize FAT as its primary fuel source instead of SUGAR. Sounds good, right?

—>>Learn more about keto when you register for The Keto Edge Summit! 

For our ancestors, eating three meals a day just wasn’t a thing. Instead, they’d hunt and forage for the foods they could find.

When there wasn’t food, they wouldn’t eat.

Sometimes they’d go for days without food. To sustain life during times of scarcity, the body is thought to have developed the ability to utilize fat as an alternative fuel source.

We don’t have to hunt or forage for food; we’ve become “sugar burners.”

Today, there’s an abundance of food available to most of us at all times. We regularly eat three meals per day with intermittent snacking between them.

This kind of frequent eating, along with an overemphasis on carb-rich and sugary foods, causes a REDUCED ability to burn fat.

As these sugar-laden foods damage our bodies, we rely MORE on sugar and lose the ability to produce ketones — as a result, massive blood sugar spikes, inflammation, hormone imbalance and ultimately many of the chronic diseases that plague us today.

In a traditional nutrition course, you’d learn that sugar is the body’s PRIMARY fuel source, while fat is secondary.

Hmmm.

What we’ve learned now: fat can be a healthier and more sustainable source of energy.

—>>Don’t miss The Keto Edge Summit (online and free) when you register today!

Luckily, by adopting a more ketogenic style of eating, you CAN reverse damage to your body and revert back to the efficient fat-burning machine you were meant to be!

Join me when you register now!


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Try out $5 Meal Plans for FREE!

If you’re anything like me or thousands of other moms the last thing you want to think about is meal planning. Meal planning for me is a necessity as it keeps the dinner time drama to a minimum but if you really don’t know where or how to get started then maybe it’s time to check out $5 Meal Plan.

You may be asking ‘what is $5 meal plan’? Well here is how they describe it on the site:

What is $5 Meal Plan?

[$5 Meal Plan is a weekly meal plan service that can make your meal planning as simple as possible.

We surveyed 2,134 families and, on average, they spent two hours a week on meal planning. Those same families say they hate meal planning because it’s time consuming, boring, stressful, and they’d much rather spend that time with their families!

For just $5 a month, we will send you a delicious meal plan where every meal will cost about $2 per person, and in most cases less. (Erin makes these meals for her family of 6 for $5 per meal!)

We will save you money, save you time, and save you the stress of having to spend hours each week planning your meals instead of enjoying quality time with your family, unwinding with your favorite show/book/beverage, or whatever else you’d rather be doing!]

When I first started my meal planning I did join a meal plan subscription site for a year. This gave me tons of ideas and recipes to try out and add to my collection. Now I have them organized on a recurring schedule on my Cozi calendar along with the recipes so that my meal planning is a lot simpler.

Why not give it a try?

Start My Free Trial Today!

100% risk-free, cancel anytime, no questions asked!

 

Also, check out my upcoming post ‘100 Days of Summer Freezer Meals – the series!’ for more great meal planning ideas! Remember with the Walmart Grocery Pickup, you can get the grocery shopping done in a fraction of time… I’m patiently waiting for our local Walmart to start this service soon.


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Can everyone on the planet benefit from “keto?”

As a young doctor at the age of 28, Dr. David Jockers developed skin cancer.

He knew his lifestyle, although it was better than most other people, was part of the problem.

So, he began following a ketogenic diet and lifestyle. Amazingly, in 6 months the cancerous nodule had vanished.

He also noticed, within weeks, he felt significantly more energy, mental clarity and improved performance.

Dr. Jockers became a firm believer in the ketogenic lifestyle, and has spent much of his time since then understanding how YOU can leverage this powerful tool… so much that it has become his life’s mission.

—>He brings this wisdom to you at The Keto Edge Summit — register for free now!

Dr. Jockers believes everyone on the planet could benefit from the ketogenic lifestyle. Every day he works with clients from all over the world who have a wide variety of health challenges and goals… and they are seeing improvement and progress by living a ketogenic lifestyle.

He’s even seen those with a TERMINAL diagnosis get their lives back through a ketogenic lifestyle.

We’re truly fortunate that Dr. Jockers has gathered the top researchers, practitioners and lifestyle coaches to bring you the truth about keto — because it could be the BIGGEST breakthrough in health in THIS century.

—>>That’s why I encourage you to register for The Keto Edge Summit now!

The ketogenic lifestyle may help you reduce suffering and give back the life, energy and vitality you’ve been seeking! Learn more when you register today!


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9 ways a KETOgenic lifestyle can improve your health!

Free quickstart guide on starting a keto diet!

Get Dr. David Jockers’ powerful Keto QuickStart Program eGuide, and set the right foundation to start your keto journey!

—>>Click here to download this Keto QuickStart guide!

As a doctor of natural medicine, Dr. Jockers’ has used the ketogenic diet and lifestyle for over 10 years to help many of his clients improve their overall health.

People are using it to lose weight, improve their energy and brain function and so much more! Imagine, finding a diet and lifestyle that allows you to feel super energized, break through food cravings and addictions and improve your mental clarity!

This amazing quickstart program includes 3 guides (PDFs) and 4 videos to get you started with a ketogenic lifestyle!

50% who begin the keto lifestyle feel great and see tremendous results, another 50% really struggle and never get keto adapted which is why Dr. Jockers’ developed this guide to help you get the right foundation and start to your keto journey.

When you grab this free program, you’ll also save a seat on August 5th for the start of the free, online The Keto Edge Summit — over 30+ experts learning to leverage the mighty power of KETONES to first return to health, then thrive in life!

—>>Click here to gain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to the Keto QuickStart guide!

You can truly get started on better health today!

Don’t miss out on Dr. Jockers’ powerful Keto QuickStart Program eGuide, when you click here to grab it now!


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The Family Camping Handbook

The Family Camping Handbook will show you how to survive and even thrive out in the woods with young children. You can bring your babes and your real food, too!

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The Family Camping Handbook is 25% off with code “25offcamping” (now through 7/10):

Click here to check out this deal!

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Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

Just in case you haven’t read about the Wildcraft game or the Learning Herbs books in any of my previous posts I’m going to share this with you now. My kids have absolutely been loving the Herb Studies we’ve incorporated into our Kirby’s Kids Academic Adventures. Recently I came across the Herb Fairies book series that they are enjoying as well. When I purchased the book series Amazon had recommended this game, Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, as others had also purchased it. I did buy the game and my kids love it!

Continue reading Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

Chicken Bacon Avocado Wraps

These things are amazing and good for you too! You could add a variety of other things to them but they are so easy and simple to make I’m sure they’ll be added to our menu plans on a regular basis. This recipe is for one to two people but can easily be doubled or tripled to fit your family.

You can prep a lot of these ahead of time to make these super easy to throw together. These also work great for any meal or as a quick snack when you need a little boost.

Chicken Bacon Avocado Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 oz cooked and seasoned chicken breast or canned chicken
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced thin
  • 1-2 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • lettuce, sliced thin
  • mayo, sour cream, or salad dressing of choice
  • 2-4 tortillas, flatbread, or Wonder Wraps p. 204 Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Directions:

Spread a thin layer of mayo or sour cream on your wrap. Add the remaining ingredients as desired. Fold and enjoy!


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9 ways a KETOgenic lifestyle can improve your health!

The ketogenic lifestyle is here — it’s one of the most searched terms on the internet today!

It’s not just because people are searching for it that gives it merit; it can actually create remarkable, beneficial changes in the body that dramatically improve your wellbeing.

The ketogenic lifestyle isn’t only for helping with weight loss goals. It can also provide increased energy, performance and help your body overcome certain health conditions, from moderate to severe.

—>>Register for The Keto Edge Summit now, and gain the knowledge you need to address your health challenges!

Here are 9 ways a ketogenic lifestyle can benefit you…

1. Reduced inflammation
A ketogenic lifestyle drastically lowers inflammation due to the reduced amount of free radical production that occurs when burning ketones for energy instead of glucose. This allows for more energy production and a more efficiently functioning body, as well as a heightened ability for the body to heal.

2. Improved Fat Burning
By definition, being in a state of ketosis means you’re burning fat for energy. If you have excess body fat, you’ll be able to burn it at a much more efficient rate.

3. Mental Clarity & Sharpness
Neurological inflammation is insidious and has been linked with depression, anxiety and poor cognitive function. A reduction in inflammation due to a ketogenic lifestyle can be helpful for neurological disorders and generally improve mental performance.

4. Abundant Energy
Increased energy from a ketogenic lifestyle is due to less inflammation, upregulation of mitochondrial biogenesis, more ATP per molecule of ketone and more stable blood sugar.

5. Clearer Skin
Skin conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis are often rooted in chronic inflammation or autoimmunity. While other factors should also be addressed, following a ketogenic lifestyle can also help to quickly lower inflammation and accelerate healing.

6. Reduced Cravings
Getting into a state of ketosis balances blood sugar, provides the brain with stable energy and completely eliminates cravings. In fact, people in a ketogenic lifestyle often say they barely think about food between meals.

7. Mitochondrial Biogenesis
Most of us have been using sugar for energy our entire lives, this is what our mitochondria are comfortable with. During the transition phase, old and weak mitochondria die off to stimulate the growth of new and stronger mitochondria for more energy production, in many cases.

8. Anti-Aging
Because mitochondria have such a profound impact on energy production, inflammation levels and gene expression (and therefore the overall function of the body), promoting mitochondrial health can be of great benefit when it comes to anti-aging.

9. Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease
A ketogenic lifestyle may protect your body against a wide array of disease processes. The combination of anti-inflammatory effects along with improved mitochondrial function simply allows the body to heal and mitigate disease processes more effectively.

—>A ketogenic lifestyle could help you address: cancer, autoimmune conditions, depression, anxiety, neurodegenerative processes, autism, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease…

This list could go on, but you’re probably beginning to understand the benefits of having healthy mitochondria.

—>>Join me at The Keto Edge Summit, and learn how to implement this potentially life-changing knowledge into your life!

I want you to lead a healthy, energetic life — this health event could be the knowledge you’ve been seeking to do just that!

A ketogenic lifestyle can improve your health in MANY ways. And, as always, when you learn just one thing from a free health event like this, that single thing can unlock the next level of health and happiness in your life. I hope you find the key to that lock at this event!

Register for free now!


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Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day

Did you know it’s National Sugar Cookie Day? I didn’t until just a few minutes ago. I’m not sure if it made our July Holidays list but I do know my kids love helping out in the kitchen and we have so many great memories from making cookies and such.

The folks over at UnitStudy.com are having a FLASH SALE on their Crunchy Cookies unit study… it’s just $5.oo for today only! So hurry and grab this deal so you can get started making some great memories with your kids and grandkids today! While you are over there check out some of the other great deals they have as well.

In case you don’t want to grab that deal you can check out our cookie recipes HERE.


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Easy Homemade Popsicles

Put those sugar-filled frozen treats back on the shelf, and get the kids in the kitchen with this easy healthy homemade popsicle recipe!

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Need some popsicle molds? Check out these I found on Amazon!

U.S. Kitchen Supply 18-Piece Classic Reusable Jumbo Ice Pop Mold Set

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