#1 Healing Superfood You Are Missing

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today you have to eat 52 bowls of spinach to equal the same amount of nutrition that used to be in 1 bowl of spinach. Between our depleted soils, herbicides, pesticides, GMOs and chemicals to our polluted environment, processed foods, and animals raised inhumanly, we are now seeing more than ever the harm these toxicities are taking on our health. 
A recent Yale University Medical School study revealed that about 80% of Americans have some level of insulin resistance and that is including children. This means that nutrients are unable to penetrate our cells to repair, regenerate and fuel our bodies. We are left with an epidemic of sick people - fatigued, that suffer with inflammation, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, obesity, autoimmune conditions, and a whole host of other unexplainable symptoms. Many doctors will just "slap a label on you," prescribe a medication, and send you on your way. This process only leads patients on a downward spiral. 
Read More

Topics: Health

Baking 101 - Gluten Free Almond "Flour" vs. Almond "Meal"

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

After many baking disasters, did you know that almond flour and almond meal should not be used interchangeably when baking? Almond meal is typically coarser due to the almond skins not being removed. Whereas almond flour is "blanched" and made from skinless almonds resulting in a finer grind. When we recently ran out of our almond "flour" from Honeyville Farms and converted back to almond "meal," our baked goods were becoming too moist again and concaving in the center. Moral of the story - Do not blame your oven, almond "meal" works great for breading fish and poultry, but stick to true almond "flour" for baking.

Read More

Topics: Food, Baking

Tip of the Week: If a Food is Advertised, You Probably Shouldn't Eat It

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I don't remember the last time I saw a TV commercial, billboard, or advertisement that was promoting a healthy food. 

Read More

Topics: Tip of the Week, Health

Best Gluten Free Beef Jerky

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most challenging things being on a gluten free diet is finding the right snacks that are safe to consume and making sure that you always have them on hand. I don't know about you, but when I'm hungry and I'm stranded without food - I am the biggest grump! 

Another great gluten free snack that I'd make sure to stock up on is Steve's Paleo Goods. He has a lot of great snacks that are all safe to consume on a true gluten free diet. My favorite is the grass fed beef jerky and paleo sticks. They are filling and a great protein source for you when you're on the go. 

Read More

Topics: Food, Snacks

Looking for gluten free snacks?

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I learned that corn was a form of gluten and had to give up my tortilla chips, plantain chips became my new go to snack. But when my doctor stressed the importance of avoiding any packaged foods that were processed or manufactured in the same facility as wheat, corn, rice, milk and soy I panicked. It is almost impossible to find a true gluten free brand that is not packaged and processed in the same facility as other grains. To make matters worse, since the FDA doesn't consider corn and rice a form of gluten, food manufactures aren't required to put it on the label. This means, to make sure you are 100% safe consuming the product, you need to pick up the phone and reach out to the manufacture. 

But not to worry, Jen and I did all the work for you and found an awesome brand - Samai Plaintain Chips. When we reached out to the owner, here is what he shared with us: 

Read More

Topics: Food, Snacks

Looking for Gluten Free Grains?

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in all grains, in which they all have a different type and concentration of gluten. Did you know there is no such thing as gluten free oats? When you see a package of oats labeled gluten free, that just means the oats have not come in contact with the "traditional" glutens found in wheat, barley, and rye. Oats in and of themselves contain gluten - avenin. Many people who go "traditional" gluten free may claim they feel more energized consuming a bowl of "gluten free" oatmeal for breakfast, but what is most alarming is gluten can work as a silent killer for those with gluten sensitivity Evidence shows that the glutens found in rice and corn, along with other grains, creates the same type of inflammatory reaction as wheat. While people may feel better initially, damage is still being done to their intestines. Therefore, these people will go on to develop several additional autoimmune diseases in their lifetime. Sadly, their doctors will not link their health issues back to their diet. 
Aside from the gluten found in grains, in general they are not healthy. Historical records reveal that when gluten became a staple in the human diet, chronic diseases followed; ranging from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, bone disease, etc. Many people do not realize the seeds are sprayed with fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides and we wonder where all our unexplainable symptoms, diseases, and cancers stem from. In addition, the chemicals within the grain prevent minerals in our body from being properly absorbed. Think it is time we go back to our roots and question all the marketing buzz around so called "healthy" grain based foods. 
Read More

Topics: Food, Definitions

Subscribe to Email Updates

StartYourLife Magazine

Want to lose weight, have more energy, and build lean muscle?
Join My 30 Day Nutritional Cleansing Program

Isagenix is the ultimate transformation system to combat the toxins in our environment, improve body composition, slow the aging process and YES, create wealth.