Wellness Beets Episode #12: Sunscreen, Smoothies & Juices, and Choosing Diets

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We so appreciated the wonderful review! They’re receiving a signed copy of Real Life Paleo Cookbook, a handmade lotion from Alex, and 3 customized spice blends from Brittany.

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Sunscreen:
We talked all about natural sunscreens (see links to our favorite brands below!), different options for physical barriers, and using Environmental Working Group Skin Deep ratings. Additionally, we discuss getting enough Vitamin D when you live in Northern climates and alternatives to getting vitamin D, such as supplements, food, and tanning beds, when going outside really isn’t an option.

►Badger sunscreen

►Babo Botanicals

►MD Solar Sciences (for face)

►Thorne Liquid Vitamin D3


Smoothies and Juicing:
We talk about the many considerations between drinking your food.  From insulin concerns, fruit overeating, fat additions, timing of smoothies, and digestive function…we talk about everything during this episode!

Brittany’s Green Super Smoothie (coconut for fat)

Alex’s Holiday Spice Veggie Smoothie (almond butter for fat) and Coconut Green Smoothie (coconut for fat)

 

How Do You Find The Right Diet for You?
Both of us have gone vegetarian or vegan at some point (read more about Brittany’s journey on her blog).  And we even had success with them…for a little while.  But we talk about why we’ve made the change to our current lifestyles and the things we learned along the way for what to consider.

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #11: Fish Oil, White Rice vs. Brown Rice, Potato Starch as Beauty Product

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Updates from PaleoFX and Sustainability

Brittany spoke about her experience in land and water conservation and how it relates to her take on the paleo lifestyle. She talks all about picking organic product, how to make buying organic food more affordable, and the benefits of wild caught seafood/sustainably raised animals.  For help finding co-ops and CSAs in your area, check out eatwild.com.

The PaleoFx speakers that talked about the topic of sustainability were Robb Wolf and Diana Rodgers.

 

Fish Oil:

We talked about this NY Times article about fish oil supplements. We also address the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, balancing omega 3 to omega 6, and the best food sources of fish.

Here are Brittany’s Salmon Cake post, sardine recipes, and Spice Cajun Salmon Dip. Alex has her article on Why I Eat Sardines and Don’t Take Fish Oil, as well as a Paleo Tuna Salad recipe and an Autoimmune Paleo Tuna Salad Recipe

 

Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil Interview:

Brittany did an interview with Archie Welch of Corganic, supplier of Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil. They talk all about the benefits of cod liver oil, how they manufacture it, and why this cod liver oil is different from other brands. We both also recommend the Green Pastures brand.

Archie was kind enough to offer our listeners free shipping on their awesome cod liver oil.  
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Listener Question – White Rice vs. Brown Rice

“I just found your podcast (well all podcasts actually) and love your approach to health and wellness.  I just listened to the first two so please excuse me if you talk about this later on.  But as you were speaking about what you eat, I wondered why white rice made the list…especially since brown rice and quinoa get a lot more ‘buzz’ for being healthier options?” Jennifer

We discuss why the fiber in the brown rice and quinoa can be problematic for people (especially if they have digestive problems) and how to prepare grains/pseudo-grains to make them more nutritious.

Soaked Bone Broth Rice

Sprouting Buckwheat Post

 

Potato Starch for Beauty:

Alex tells all about how this unusual kitchen staple is a major beauty multi-tasker.
(And as a phenomenal source of prebiotics.)

DIY Extra Strength Deodorant

 

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Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, please leave a review for us in iTunes and subscribe to get the latest episodes! We are super grateful for you helping us get the word out!

 

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Eat More Food with Nutrient Boot Camp

We all want to eat more food. Well at least I know I do. I relied on restricting diets to determine my health for far too long and I never achieved the results I desired. That’t the top reason I shifted my food choices to prioritizing nutrient density.

How many different fruits and vegetables do you eat in a day? How many do you eat in one week? If you’re like most people you stick with what’s familiar and stay inside your food comfort zone. The average American only fits in from five to ten different plants in one week. That’s a tiny number when you think of the variety of edible plants in the world. This number could even be holding you back on optimal health.

Dr. Terry Whals puts it plainly, “the food you eat has everything to do with how well your body functions. Cellular fuel comes from the food you eat.” Even single cell in our body relies on the food we feed it. If we feed it donuts and calzones then it doesn’t have many nutrients to keep everything working. A plant-rich diet provides many of the essentials vitamins and minerals, and since each one has different compounds, it’s important to vary your consumption. An immense amount of research shows how critical plants are to the body’s functioning. Even Michael Pollan’s famous quote applies, “Eat food, Not too much. Mostly plants.”

So how do you let go of familiarity and get more plants into your life? First, step outside your safety zone and go into unfamiliar territory. Walk through the produce aisle and pick up a fruit or vegetable you’ve never had before. I still do this all the time and love the thrill of experiencing a new food. In Malaysia I was surrounded by tropical fruits like jack fruit, mangosteens and dragon fruit and I tried each.

Or you can go all in and jump into Nutrient Boot Camp! Alex of DigPrimal.com has created this challenge to get more plants into people’s lives. It will get you eating more vegetables, more fruits, spice up your meals and discover new tea blends. Alex says, “When you look at food as nutrients, making good choices becomes infinitely easier.” This is such a great perspective on food. Nutrient Boot Camp provides shopping lists for vegetables, fruits, spices and teas as well as delicious recipes for how to create whole meals. The first group begins April 1st and it’s FREE! All you have to do is join the Facebook Group and you’ll have a whole team to help you through the challenge.

Nutrient Boot Camp Includes:
Shopping Lists for Vegetables, Fruits, Spices and Teas
Daily Tracking Log
Spice Blend Recipes
Tea Combination Recipes
Recipe Directory
Daily Email with Practical Tips

I’ll be joining the Boot Camp and I’m challenged to incorporate a greater variety into my diet. But I’m most excited about the tea blends. As a coffee lover, I’m struggling with ways to make tea just as delicious. I think tea blends may be the answer. I’m already hooked on Alex’s Salted Caramel Faux-Latte made with Chai Tea. Yum!

To introduce a new vegetable, I have recently fallen for celery root. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the root of the celery plant. At first glance, it is a bit alien-like and covered in dirt. I had to shake it off into the sink before I began cutting it. It is incredibly versatile though! Chop it up for sautéing, roast it, mash it or make them into fries for dipping into homemade mayo. I like to think of it as a potato alternative. Below is my step-by-step guide for chopping celery root.

How to Chop Celery Root
step-by-step guide to chopping a celery root
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  1. 1 celery root
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  1. Thoroughly wash the celery root and pat dry.
  2. Using a sharp knife begin removing all of the outer skin. Compost the skin.
  3. Chop lengthwise and then cut into desired shape for sautéing or roasting.
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How to Chop Celery Root

How to Chop Celery RootHow to Chop Celery RootHow to Chop Celery RootIf you’re ready to spice up your meals and see how your body changes with all the added nutrients, then join the challenge and sign-up for Nutrient Boot Camp for April 1st. Devote 28 days and you can choose between 15, 20 or 25 different plants every day.

Join the Facebook Group here. I’ll see you there!