Do You Eat Cow Hides?

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Let’s be honest – most humans today do not eat cow hides.  I know, it sounds totally gross…but back in the day, not so much!

Back in the day Ma would boil up some hooves and bones to make bone broth to go with liver and gizzards-all fresh from the recently slaughtered animal you raised from birth.  She’d add carrots, onions and potatoes naturally grown in your family’s fertile homestead soil.  Ah, the good old days.

Why Bring Up The Good Old Days of Eating Cow Hides?

Is this making you nostalgic, hungry or both?  If you are hungry then what are you most likely going to eat?  An over processed, chemical laden, hormone pumped piece of …

Cow?  Chicken?  Pig?  Whatever your fancy you most likely are not going to eat the bones as well.  But something in those bones is very important for your health.  It is called Collagen.  Collagen helps keep basically your whole body healthy.  Benefits include:

  • Younger, Firmer Skin
  • Joint Health
  • Improves Gut Function and Digestion
  • Builds and Restores Muscles
  • Supports Metabolism
  • Promote Healthy Brain Function
  • Promotes Better Sleep

How Do You Get More Collagen Into Your Diet?

So how do you get the collagen your body needs?  There are some great grass-fed, pastured raised collagen supplements  supplements on the market today.  Make sure to find one that is all natural and sourced from the hides of free-range grass fed sources.  Quality in means quality out (it does help with digestive issues).   Collagen supplements will improve your health, vitality and youthfulness.  It will also qualify you to answer “Yes!” to the question “do you eat cow hides?”

Is All Collagen The Same?

Absolutely not – just like a hamburger from a fast food place is not the same as a pasture raised, grass fed hamburger from the best steak house.  Take a look around Amazon and you will see plenty of collagen supplements.  I have been using the Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen powder and find it to be the best quality at an affordable price.

The Top 5 Supplements to Help You Feel Your Best!

When people first decide to get healthier, they usually adjust their diets first. This is exactly what you should be doing- but it’s also important to consider a supplement and exercise routine. In this article, we will cover the 5 basic supplements that you should be taking to feel your absolute best!

1. Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil, especially when traditionally fermented, is the best source of naturally occurring vitamins A and D. It is also a super valuable source of omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7, and 9. Many people who take cod liver oil consider it a superfood and many have called cod liver oil “nature’s multivitamin. In fact, many of the supplements on this list could be considered one of “nature’s multivitamins.”

 

2. Probiotic Supplements

Probiotic supplements provide your body with the “good bacteria” that it needs to thrive. Without a healthy balance of good bacteria, your immune system, mood, and digestion will suffer. In fact, many doctors now believe that all disease begins in the gut due to lack of healthy bacteria. Beneficial bacteria also fights “bad bacteria” to help prevent you from getting sick.

 

3. Superfood Greens

This title is a little vague because there are a variety of superfood greens that all benefit your body in different ways. Superfood greens include vegetable / algae powders such as kale, wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, spirulina, and chlorella. These superfood greens contain a variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, antioxidants and more.

 

4. Detoxification Supplements

Detoxification supplements help keep your body’s detoxification systems running in tip top shape. Generally speaking, detoxification supplements contain a variety of superfoods and herbs that promote detoxification. These supplements help your body expel toxins while boosting your immune system and overall health.

Learn more about a full 21 Day Detox Plan at http://21DayDetoxPlan.Com

5. Adaptogen Herbs

This section also covers wide range of herbs and superfoods. Adaptogen herbs are any herbs that work to normalize anything that isn’t functioning properly within your body while simultaneously boosting your overall health. Some common adaptogens are cordyceps and rhodiola. If you haven’t heard of them, you should definitely look into it, because adaptogen herbs can do wonders for your health!

Tips For Finding The Best Baobab Fruit Powder

Over the years, we have tried pretty much every superfruit on the market.  We have had some success with the Acai Berry, but in truth we were looking for something with a more complete nutritional profile.  I believe we may have now found that ultimate SuperFruit – the Baobab Fruit.

What Makes Baobab Fruit So Special?

The Baobab Fruit has double the antioxidants of the Acai Berry, but that is just the start.  The Baobab Fruit is 50% Fiber, has 6 times the Vitamin C of oranges and more potassium and magnesium than bananas.

The Baobab Fruit actually naturally dehydrates in its shell.  This means you can get Baobab Fruit powder that has not exposed to any heat.  The Baobab Fruit pulp is left to naturally dehydrate in its shell.  Once the Baobab Fruit is dehydrated, the powdered pulp is removed, the seeds are removed and the Baobab pulp is milled into a powder.

The Baobab Fruit powder that is made in this way retains all the nutrients of the Baobab Fruit.  No heat is used to make the Baobab Powder, so the powder contains all the nutrients of the fresh Baobab fruit pulp.

Where is The Best Place to Buy Baobab Fruit Powder?

This may sound weird, but we find the best place to buy Baobab Fruit powder is on Amazon.  Yes, Amazon.Com has a wide selection of Organic Baobab Fruit products to choose from.  We like the Limitless Baobab Powder because it is 100% Certified USDA Organic.  The only ingredient in the Limitless Baobab is Baobab Powder.

One piece of advice – check the reviews on Amazon.Com.  You want to go with a Baobab Fruit powder that has 4 or 5 star reviews.  The Baobab Fruit is such a powerful SuperFruit that you really should feel an increase energy when you take it.  In addition, you should see your immune system getting stronger.  So, if you take a Baobab Powder and don’t feel anything, you are probably not taking a great Baobab Powder supplement.

Keep the questions coming and let us know how the Baobab Fruit works for you!

The Solution to Awful Offal

Do you think offal is awful? Does the very thought of consuming liver on daily basis terrify you to your core? You probably already know that grass-fed beef liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, but did you know that you can get all of those very nutrients in a convenient capsule without having to actually taste the liver? Desiccated liver supplements are a perfect alternative for anyone who wishes to provide themselves with the health benefits of liver without cooking and consuming the dish on a regular basis.

 

With a special process that does not use high heat or chemicals, grass-fed beef liver can be desiccated into powder form and then placed into capsules. This supplement provides all of the same nutrients you would receive by consuming fresh raw liver. Liver, both fresh and in capsule form, is packed with naturally occurring iron, vitamin A, and amino acids. Desiccated liver supplements work to improve the overall health of anyone who takes them, but they are especially helpful for anyone experiencing a deficiency in one of the previously listed nutrients.

 

Not all liver supplements are created equal. It is important to choose a desiccated liver supplement that is made with liver from healthy, happy, grass-fed cows. Never take a desiccated liver supplement unless you can verify that the cows were grass-fed, antibiotic free, hormone free, and that they did come into contact with pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It is also important to choose a desiccated liver supplement that is processed minimally to ensure that all of the nutrients stay in tact.

Take a look at this video which explains how to read the label on Desiccated Liver supplements –

There you have it- if you want to get all of the nutrients of fresh, raw, grass-fed liver without eating liver, desiccated liver supplements are perfect for you!

How to Make Protein Shakes for Children That Taste Great?

Somehow my kids just don’t get enough protein in their diet.  Part of the problem is they can’t have peanut butter at school, so their lunch is low in protein.  I am concerned that they are not getting enough protein, and they are growing boys, so I decided to see if there was a way to sneak some more protein into their diet.

Protein Shake Recipes For Kids – Finally!

There is no shortage of protein shake recipe sites online.  In fact, one of my favorites is http://proteinshakesrecipes.net as they have some great Organic Protein shakes and lots of videos that make it easy to follow along.

The problem is, many of the Protein Shakes are not kid friendly.  I am looking for protein shake recipes that kids would love (taste good) and parents would love (all natural).  I was very excited when I found this video –

If anyone can understand the taste of kids – it is other kids!  I showed this video to my kids and they loved it.  The idea of a Mango Smoothie that is also packed with natural and Organic protein?  That is a win-win!  I am sure if the video was an adult making the protein shake, the kids would not have been as excited.

It is funny, just the fact that the kids actually shake the shake, instead of using a blender, is a big deal.  My kids loved the idea of shaking up their own protein shake.

The Mango Lassi was great and now we are searching out other protein shakes for kids and will report back as we find more recipes.

 

Real Acai Has Real Health Benefits

I’ve heard about the Acai Berry being a super food and I’ve seen it in numerous fruit beverages at the grocery store. I’ve even seen an Acai frozen yogurt and an Acai flavored vodka! Because you can’t buy actual Acai Berries in the supermarket, I assumed that drinking these beverages and eating these foods was the best way to obtain the health benefits that Acai has to offer. BOY WAS I WRONG!

 

With a little research, I quickly found that most of the Acai products found in the supermarket contain very little actual Acai. Acai beverages will claim to be “Acai Juice” when in reality; these beverages are mostly cheaper juices such as grape or apple mixed with a tiny bit of Acai juice. The Acai in these fruit juices is never fresh, it is usually spray dried and then reconstituted with water. Although this will increase the shelf life of the product, it destroys almost all of the nutrients. The same holds true for Acai food products; they contain little no Acai and the nutrients are almost entirely depleted. Even worse, these products are loaded with unnecessary sugars and artificial ingredients.

Check Out This video on Acai

The best way to receive the health benefits of Acai is to take an Acai supplement. But even then, you have to choose the right one. Freeze drying Acai is the only way to process the berry without it losing all of its nutrients. Supplements containing 100% pure freeze dried Acai are the only products that will offer all of the nutrients and health benefits that Acai has to offer.

 

Another important note: Never buy an Acai supplement containing proprietary blends, fillers, flow agents, caffeine or other artificial ingredients. To get the maximum benefits, buy a supplement that contains Acai and only Acai.

 

Real Acai promotes healthy weight loss, increases energy and stamina, boosts the immune system, improves the digestive system and reduces the effects of aging. Acai even fights heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases.

 

These are WONDERFUL health benefits and the only way to reap them is by consuming supplements made from 100% pure freeze dried Acai. Keep this in mind next time you are tempted to buy an overpriced Acai drink at the supermarket.

 

 

Excellent African Mango Reviews Offered in New Video Series

African Mango can be a fast and effective way to lose weight but not all African Mango supplements are created equal. When looking for the ideal African Mango supplement there are three important things to look for. Look for an African Mango Supplement that is made with IGOB131 and not simply African Mango Extract. Try to find an African Mango supplement made with no artificial ingredients. If you can find a product that meets these two requirements, you’ve found a good African Mango supplement. But to find the best African Mango Supplement, you have to find a supplement that lists 100% pure IGOB131 as the ONLY ingredient.

Clinical Research on African Mango

The clinical research that exhibits weight loss and cholesterol improving abilities is linked to the African Mango seed kernel extract known as IGOB131. Because IGOB131 is more expensive than simple African Mango extract, many companies will advertise a product that states “Pure African Mango Extract.” African Mango extract is not the same thing as IGOB131 and will not give you the same results. To get the benefits of African Mango, look for a supplement that contains IGOB131.

 

Avoid African Mango Supplements with added caffeine, fillers, flow agents, GMOs and other artificial ingredients. These ingredients can cause headaches, jitters and a host of other unwanted side effects.

The best African Mango supplement will contain 100% pure IGOB131 and only IGOB131. This is the clinically proven ingredient used in the studies that demonstrate significant weight loss and cholesterol improving results. If you would like to replicate these results, choose a supplement containing only 100% pure IGOB131.

 

Watch this informative video on choosing the best African Mango supplement.

Spirulina Precautions

Spirulina is a living plant alga and therefore its nutritional makeup will reflect the environment in which it was grown. If the Spirulina grows in clean, fresh water, the Spirulina will have an exceptional nutritional profile. If the Spirulina grows in water contaminated with heavy metals and toxins, the Spirulina is likely to contain these heavy metals and toxins as well.

Watch an excellent video about Organic Spirulina Supplements –

For this reason, never eat or take Spirulina that you find growing locally in a pond or lake. It could be contaminated with toxins or bacteria. If you choose to purchase a Spirulina supplement, make sure you are buying from a reputable company.  You have to right to ask where the Spirulina was grown. You have the right to ask if the Spirulina has been tested for heavy metals and toxins. If the company cannot provide you with this information, do not buy the product.

Spirulina may cause occasional gastrointestinal side effects. These side effects include nausea and diarrhea. Side effects are rare and usually decrease as you build up a tolerance to Spirulina.

Ask a doctor before starting any supplement program, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.

 

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New Information on African Mango (IGOB131) Released

African Mango is a very popular ingredient for weight loss.  A small clinical study did show that people who used IGOB131 (more on this in a minute) were able to lose weight without changes to diet or exercise.  While that study was published, the real interest in African Mango and IGOB131 came from Dr. Oz.

What Did Dr Oz Say About African Mango?

Doctor Oz referred to African Mango as the miracle in your medicine cabinet.  On the show, he talked about how African Mango could be used to help you lose 10 pounds.  The only problem, is not all African Mango is the same.

All the clinical studies done African Mango supplements have used IGOB131 – a patented African Mango Seed extract.  For this reason, consumers should look for African Mango supplements that are made with 100% Pure IGOB131.  Here is an African Mango supplement that just contains pure IGOB131 –

Perfect African Mango

You can do your own research, but it looks like the Perfect African Mango is an excellent way to try out African Mango for weight loss.

 

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