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Sleep – It’s more important than you might think

Are you having troubles sleeping through the night? Maybe your sleep isn’t compromised every night, but you do find yourself challenged at least once or twice per week. Either you can’t fall asleep, or you can fall asleep only to wake up in the wee hours of the night. I don’t have to tell you that a disrupted sleep pattern can leave you feeling exhausted and stressed out the following day. Consequently, you might find yourself grabbing caffeinated beverages and high sugar foods just to get energy -- which sends you on a high, only to crash back down. The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated, and growing. We certainly hear more about it today via the health news, then we did even five years ago. Sleep is a daily [...]

Two Nutrients that Naturally Support Testosterone Levels

Today we are talking about testosterone. That muscle-building hormone. However, I'm not going to recommend that you take anabolic steroid hormones. Instead, I want to share how you can boost your testosterone levels naturally with nutrients. Let's take a look. First - get enough zinc Zinc is an essential mineral that supports several processes in your body, including serving as a co-factor for over 300 enzymes. Zinc also bolsters your immune system, helps to produce critical proteins and DNA, and assists with wound healing. In fact, I recommend adding supplemental zinc before and after surgery, to aide in a speedy recovery. Enough zinc is necessary to maintain healthy skin and assists in our ability to taste and smell. Zinc is an antioxidant and supports optimal levels of testosterone because it helps [...]

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Serves 4 2 lbs salmon fillets ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari ¼ cup sesame oil 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons honey 1 – 2 inches of ginger, minced 1 - 2 tablespoons coconut oil 4 tablespoons diced green onions or chives 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Mix soy sauce/tamari, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey and ginger together to make a marinade. Place salmon in a glass dish and cover with marinade, cover, and put in refrigerator. Let marinate for two hours or overnight. Heat a large cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat and add coconut oil. Place salmon in pan, skin side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Pour marinade into the pan, lower the heat and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Cover if [...]