Yummy, Organic Bone Broth Recipe

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Many cultures have been making bone broth for centuries! They have known the natural and healthy benefits that this nutrient-rich drink does for the body.

You may be missing all of the wonderful qualities that bone broth has to offer in your diet.

Bone broth is:

-A healthy detoxification for gut and immune system

-Great for improving growth of healthy joints and lean muscle mass

-Natural booster for healthy and vibrant skin, hair and nails

-A promoter of a healthy metabolism and weight

Want to know how to make Bone Broth? Check out our recipe below:

Download printable recipe here!

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 Pastured, Organic Chicken (organs, feet and necks are a great addition if you have them)

1 Organic onion

4 Stalks organic celery

4 large organic carrots

Rosemary

Organic Garlic

Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt

Tbsp Bragg’s apple cider vinegar

Directions:

1.Put chicken into a crock pot, season with sea salt and cook until done. Debone and save the meat for eating later on.

2. Put bones back into the crock pot, add the vegetables, seasonings and apple cider vinegar. Cook on high until comes to a boil then reduce to low and let simmer for up to 24 hours.

3. Strain mixture and pour into serving size containers and freeze what you don’t immediately use.

This makes a great broccoli or kale soup.  Add broccoli or kale, heat until tender and enjoy!

The Importance of Vitamin D3

The Sunshine Vitamin

It is estimated that around 90% of the United States population is Vitamin  D deficient. Darker skinned people are more prone to Vitamin D deficiency than lighter skinned people.  Additionally, people living in northern regions are likely to have more severe Vitamin D deficiency than those in southern regions due to less sun exposure.

With less sun exposure in the winter months, people are more likely to get sick and feel weak due to their Vitamin D levels being so low.

Sun exposure is needed on a daily basis for optimal health. The recommendation is to go outside for around 15-30 minutes between the hours of 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM WITHOUT SUNSCREEN! That’s right! Constant use of sunscreen can cause Vitamin D deficiency as well.  Most commercial sunscreens also have toxic chemicals that actually increase the risk of skin cancer.  So, check your sunscreen safety ratings at Environmental Working Group.  http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen

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Difference between Vitamin D2 and D3

Dr. Axe explains the difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3:

There are two types of supplemental Vitamin D: Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3.  The precursor to Vitamin D is found in both plant and animal products, but animal-derived products of Vitamin D3 are thought to be more absorbable and beneficial.

Why? Well, man-made Vitamin D is made one of two ways: D2 is created by irradiating yeast and other molds (known as Vegetarian Vitamin D2), or by irradiating animal oils and cholesterol creating Vitamin D3. The type of Vitamin D our body naturally makes is called cholecalciferol, which is Vitamin D3.

The body is able to convert some D2 to be used for body functions, but prefers and is able to use Vitamin D3 much more effectively.

Unfortunately, most Vitamin-D-fortified foods and dietary supplements mostly contain ergocalciferol, which is a type of Vitamin D2 which is neither as absorbable nor converted by the body into what it needs.

D3 from animal products (specifically from the cholesterol within these products) is closest to what sunlight naturally produces in humans when the skin works to convert UV light.

Vitamin D3 is believed to convert up to 500 times faster than D2 and has been estimated to be 4X more effective in humans than D2.

 

So what happens when we are Vitamin D deficient?

According to research, a Vitamin D deficiency symptoms can be linked to the following health problems:

 

Where to get Vitamin D

Some people make the mistake of thinking they get enough Vitamin D in a glass of milk. We need around 5,000 IU of Vitamin D a day! (But you should get your Vitamin D levels tested before determining your unique Vitamin D needs).  A glass of whole milk has around 125 IU and 2% milk has a puny 2 IU of Vitamin D. 

Furthermore, some studies show that milk can actually cause calcium and Vitamin D deficiency. 

This best place to get Vitamin D is in sunlight, wild caught fish, high quality eggs, and mushrooms.

Sunlight

As said before, we need more sun exposure!  The recommendation is to go outside for around 15-30 minutes between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM WITHOUT SUNSCREEN! That’s right! Constant use of sunscreen can cause Vitamin D deficiency as well.

Fish

Wild caught carp fish, halibut, mackerel, and salmon have high levels of Vitamin D and are nutrient dense in other ways as well.

Eggs

The Vitamin D levels in eggs are not as high as fish, but eggs contain good fats that we need for brain health.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are unique plants that have some similarities to human skin. The Vitamin D levels in mushrooms increase as their sun exposure is increased. Some grocery stores offer mushrooms that have been exposed to ultra-violet light, increasing their Vitamin D levels.

If you have any questions regarding Vitamin D, give Memphis Neurofeedback a call (901) 624-0100.  

Or order high quality supplements at a discount here:

https://wellevate.me/dale-foster/#/

Benefits of Purification Essential Oil

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There are so many benefits for using Purification essential oil in your day-to-day life! 

Purification oil is actually a blend of Lemongrass, Citronella, Rosemary, Lavandin, Myrtle, and Melaleuca essential oils. It’s famous for being gentle on skin.

Did we mention it smells heavenly? So it smells great and has awesome functional uses.

Benefits:

1. Purify the air

Putting a few drops in an essential oil diffuser can make the air smell good. So if you have smelly pets, sweaty children, or just an unpleasant odor that won’t go away- use this stuff!

2. Boost your humidifier’s performance

Put a few drops in your humidifier to help clean the air.

3. Deodorant for smelly anything

Smelly shoes? No problem. Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place them in your shoes. Smelly carpet? Make a natural carpet cleaner.

4. Freshen your clothes

Put up to 5 drops in your washer when washing a load of laundry to give it a boost of freshness!

5. Help with cuts, bruises, or blisters

Blend essential oil with olive or coconut oil and rub onto  injured area to help cleanse and enhance your body’s innate healing ability.

6. Reduce pimple inflammation

Got a nasty blemish coming in? No worries! Mix a couple of drops of the essential oil with olive or coconut oil and place on the affected area to help reduce redness and inflammation.

7. Relieve sore throat

Blend a few drops with a carrier oil and massage onto throat area to help relieve the pain of a sore throat.

If you have any more questions about how to use Young Living Purification oil, give Memphis Neurofeedback a call (901) 624-0100!

Relief from Holiday Stress and Anxiety

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‘Tis the season for gatherings and gift-giving! For many it’s a joyful time of year, but for others it means added stress and anxiety. For those less than jolly, turning to medication may have harmful side effects.

Stress and anxiety are like the body’s alarm system saying that something needs to be changed. Instead of silencing it through medication, there are other ways to address and treat the issue. In a 2014 study by Lambos, W.A. and Williams, R. A, many people were able to reduce or get off of anxiety medication after completing a course of LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback.

At Memphis Neurofeedback, Dr. Dale Foster, Lee Ann Foster, MS, and their staff specialize in helping people heed the body’s signals— specifically from the brain. Brain mapping technology can detect where the brain malfunctions. LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback is a powerful technology that translates the brain’s signals into information or feedback that the brain can use to train itself to have healthier functioning brainwave patterns. Research showed that each patient’s anxiety symptoms improved and average of 70 to 90 percent after completing a course.

For example, in some types of anxiety, parts of the brain are overactive, which promotes fear-based feelings and the flight or flight response. Neurofeedback would train those areas to normalize and the person would feel relief. Depending upon the complexity of the case, a person could see sustainable changes in their brain within 10 to 20 sessions of Neurofeedback.

During Neurofeedback, a person wears a brain cap that measures brainwave activity. They select a movie or video game as their feedback. When the brainwave activity changes in the desired way, the brain is rewarded by the movie or game playing large, bright, and full.

During Neurofeedback the brain is learning and changing itself. There is no pressure to figure anything out. The only task is to watch the screen. The brain is neuroplastic and has the ability to change itself.

Research by Lambos, W.A. and Williams, R. A shows neurofeedback effectively normalizes brainwave patterns that contribute to stress and anxiety, thereby alleviating them. Patients find a reduction in anxious feelings, improved sleep, no longer waking up with anxiety, increase in socialization (able to talk more to others and make eye contact) by those who felt isolated due to the symptoms of anxiety, ability to drive again by those who had stopped due to the anxiety, and able to maintain better coping skills in stressful work environments.

Neurofeedback has also been found to be helpful with ADHD, autism, concussions, epilepsy, insomnia, memory problems, as well as for Peak Performance training. Biohackers Dave Asprey and Ben Greenfield are two health celebrities who promote neurofeedback.

Memphis Neurofeedback uses Loreta Z-Score neurofeedback—FDA approved, and meets the highest criteria for evidence-based neurofeedback practice. 

Protect Your Brain From Stress

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Are you stressed out in your day-to-day life? Learn more about what is hindering your brain from being a happy brain!

What is stress?

Stress is your perceptions or interpretations of what the stressors mean.

What are stressors?

Stressors are things outside of your control and typically outside of your body.

Two Types of Stress:

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  1. Positive stress is stress that helps you maintain proper energy and to stayed motivated.
  2. Negative stress is stress that drains the body and brain.

Top 4 Stressors that may be affecting you:

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  • Money
  • Work
  • Family
  • Health

Effects of Stress to the Body:

  • Temporary shut-down of immune system, digestive system, and endocrine system dysregulation during “fight or flight” mode.
  • “Amygdala hijack” which means tha the part of your brain which controls reason and thought processing are temporarily shut-down while the instinctive part of the brain takes over.

Practical Solutions:

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  1. Eat Healthy– Consume whole, real food. Cut out sugars and grains that turn into sugar. Add good veggies, proteins, and fats- yes, fats! Include brain lovin’ fats such as: coconut oil, olive oil, real grass fed butter, egg yolks, and avocados.

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2.  Practice SMART Sleep- S= Same bed time each night, M= Magnesium, A= Away from the electronics, R= Really dark, and T= temperatures low.

meditation3. Meditation- Sit quiet for at least 30 minutes a day. Reflect on happy thoughts while breathing from the diaphragm, and not the chest. This helps lower cortisol levels and increase DHEA which is the vitality hormone.

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4. Neurofeedback- With neurofeedback, you are able to train your brain to be more resilient to stress. You can also target the stress in your brain as the brain is re-regulated.

 

 

3 Reasons To Give Up Gluten (That You’d Never Suspect)

 Lee Ann can attest to the many benefits she has experienced (and what you will too) when she gave up gluten, and she probably will if you meet her. If you have contemplated the idea of ridding harmful gluten out of your diet, then check out this page posted by Amy Myer, which explains three reasons as to why you should give up gluten.

Having trouble giving up bread and don’t want to pay for the expensive (and at times, yucky) gluten-free bread at stores?

Download Lee Ann Foster’s SUPER SIMPLE Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Recipe by clicking here!

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