Tracy Coe is a certified Pilates instructor and owner of Body & Mind Coe-Dynamics Pilates Studio in Manhattan Beach.
She combines the technique of Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA ) with whole health and nutrition education. She provides health coaching to individuals and offers group wellness seminars.
She invites you to be empowered with education to learn how you and your loved ones can experience, when your bodies and minds are properly nourished and functioning, can experience LIFE to its fullest. You can live life without chronic aches, pains, “itis’s”, depression, low energy, symptoms of indigestion, menopausal symptoms, illness, disease, sleepless nights. You can instead have a life of vitality, a sense of youth, a glow to your skin, a pep in your step with flexibility in your body, and a mental sharpness. You just need to take the right vitamins and be properly nourished!
Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to human health. Given the statistics that one in two men and one in three women in the US will develop cancer, it is prudent to take steps to prevent its development.
While it’s impossible to avoid all of the toxins and cancer causing agents we are bombarded with every day, there are some simple, yet effective steps you can take that will greatly decrease your exposure to cancer causing agents.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have found the Body Ecology diet after struggling with candida, chronic fatigue, depression, weight problems, early aging, ADHD, autism, hormone imbalance and auto-immune disorders.
Body Ecology offers a back-to-basics approach to restoring health and vitality. The digestive system is intimately linked to the immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems. Profoundly affecting all these interlocking systems is an amazing world of benevolent bacteria. The Body Ecology Diet and associated products are all specifically designed to help cultivate, nourish, cleanse, and repair this abundant inner ecosystem.
After 25 years of studying Eastern healing systems and Western fad diets, international best-selling author Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, world-renowned teacher and lecturer, discovered the key to health and longevity… a flourishing inner ecosystem living inside your intestines. Based on a deep understanding of how the digestive tract truly affects how you look, feel and even think, the Body Ecology Diet offers a gluten-free, sugar-free, probiotic-rich way to eat that will change your taste buds and your life forever.
I was surprised that a client ended our session last week by asking me, “Do you have a diet soda in the studio? I am so thirsty, I’ve got to have one!” I smiled and told him I was sorry, that all I had was bottled water. He motivated me to write a post on diet soda, since hydration is not only an essential part of our workout lives, but also of our daily lives.
Did you know that according to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, drinking diet soda every day is associated with doubling your risk of kidney decline? Or that the acidity of the soda may be causing dental erosion? And the American Academy of Neurology says that if you are drinking four or more cans a day, you are 30% more likely to be suffering from depression.
The November 2013 Prevention Magazine not only mentions the above facts, but also says that stroke and heart attack can increase by as much as 43% if you are downing more that 1 can a day. There are other articles being written about metabolic syndrome, and diet soda is linked to a 34% higher risk. Read More
Have you ever thought to yourself, “There has to be more to life than this?” At some point, most of us have. My friend and colleague, Sheree Clark, is interviewing all sorts of healthy living experts, many who arrived at their own “make it or break it moment”.
Catch my talk about Detox Metals that Cause Fatigue here: http://bit.ly/WTF_WM
For years I have been searching for the most non-toxic healthiest bed on the earth. Many people are sleeping on toxic mattresses doused in flame retardants, formaldehyde and mold. It’s no wonder they wake up exhausted!My friend Dave Asprey sleeps on a Samina bed. I had been avoiding making the investment, hoping I could find something great on a budget. So I tried various alternatives like organic memory foam, but I wasn’t happy with it. It made me sleep really hot and would wake up a lot at night. I gave it to a friend.
I tried an organic mattress, but found out that while many fabrics and bedding were organic, it was still made metal springs, which affect my body’s electrical field and it still contained unnatural materials that contained chemicals. I wasted a lot of money.
It’s incredibly important to detox your bed (and your sheets and pillows for that matter). You spend 8 hours a day in your bed – 1/3 of your life. And you don’t want to spend that time breathing in toxic fumes found in almost all mattresses. Or sleeping on a metal frame that is distorting your cell’s energy fields and screwing up how your cells function (aka your body). Let me not forget, the estrogenic chemicals in a typical mattress make you fat. I hate to be the barer of bad news, but this is the truth.
Breathe in Toxins 1/3 of your Life? I’ll Pass
The place where you spend one-third of your life is chock-full of synthetic materials, some incredibly toxic. Since the mid- to late ’60s, most mattresses have been made of polyurethane foam, a petroleum-based material that emits volatile organic compounds that can cause respiratory problems and skin irritation.
Formaldehyde, which is used to make one of the adhesives that hold mattresses together, has been linked to asthma, allergies, and lung, nose, and throat cancers.
And then there are cotton pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals, which can cause cancer and nervous-system disorders.
Some memory-foam models have been found to emit 61 chemicals, including the carcinogens benzene and naphthalene. Hm, maybe that’s why the one I bought smelled like chemicals for the 10 years that I owned it.
The long-term health effects that may occur after prolonged exposure to VOC’s found in adhesive and glue solvents include cancers, damage to the heart, liver, central nervous system and kidneys. Not worth it in my opinion. Read More
Craving the carbs in root veggies? Me too! I love sautéing or roasting veggies, like fennel and beet, and drowning them in vinaigrettes. Makes for a healthy, delicious dish! And is the secret to veggies your family will ask for again and again.
Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beet roots a few times a week (and their greens in unlimited quantities). I love beets because they help to cleanse the liver. The betalin pigments in beets support your liver’s Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body. Traditionally, beets are valued for their support in detoxification and helping to purify your blood and your liver.
Beets also fight inflammation, lower blood pressure, have anti-cancer properties and countless other benefits. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).
Fennel is an herb with a mild but distinctive licorice flavor and fragrance, but becomes quite sweet when sautéed or roasted. Fennel is famous for facilitating digestion. The essential oils in fennel stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices, while reducing inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Vitamin C is the most abundant vitamin in fennel, which as you likely know strengthens immunity by zapping free radicals that cause damage and inflammation in the body. Other prominent vitamins and minerals in fennel include potassium, an electrolyte that fights high blood pressure, and folate, which helps convert potentially dangerous molecules called homocysteine into a benign form.
Pork tenderloin is flavorful, tender and easy to prepare. It accommodates different flavor profiles and side dishes. It transforms into lovely, deceptively fancy-looking medallions. We’re going to make a seared, savory tenderloin!
First of all, acquire some amount of pork tenderloin. Tenderloins come in various sizes, of course – most likely you’ll find them in the pound-and-a-quarter range; a tenderloin of this size will provide a round of porky deliciousness to three reasonably hungry adults if you pair it with some other stuff, especially if that stuff is edible and not a fistful of dryer lint. Then again, it will leave no leftovers for those adults, which might be a problem, since it’s going to taste very good. What I am trying to say here is that you might want two tenderloins if you’re feeding more than two people. Decide for yourself.
If you can, do yourself a favor and see about finding tenderloin from pigs that were raised humanely and fed well. If the ethical, humane reasons to do this don’t move you, please do trust that the difference in flavor certainly will. The industrial meat-production methods that we all kinda know are monstrously cruel to the animals we eat also happen to be ruinous to the flavor and quality of the meat we get from them. It’s worth paying a few extra bucks to get pork from an animal that had a decent life; even if you don’t particularly care how the animal lived, surely you can be moved to care how it tastes.