Omega 6 VS Omega 3
The highest this ratio should be is four Omega 6 to every one Omega 3 (4:1).
Our bodies function well when these two are in proper balance with each other. When out of balance, acid forms and our bodies become inflamed.
Take eggs for example. Do you think there is a difference between farm eggs and supermarket eggs?
They look different & taste different! And yes, the ratio of omega 3 to 6 omega is way different!
Range fed eggs have a ratio of 1.5 Omega 6 to every one Omega 3, whereas the “supermarket egg” has a ratio of 20 to one.
Water…The Life Giver
10 Reasons to make sure you are drinking enough water!
1. Your brain is made up of 75% water!
2. Water regulates your body temperature.
3. Water helps protect your heart.
4. Water helps you burn fat.
5. Water helps prevent constipation.
6. Water decreases fatigue.
7. Water carries oxygen to your cells.
8. Water flushes toxins out.
9. It keeps your skin looking young.
10. Water helps you control calorie intake.
So, how much water is enough? Although 8 ounces of water is a great place to start, it may not be enough for you depending on your weight. Divide your body weight in half (pounds). That’s how many ounces of water you should be drinking every day! For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, then you should be drinking 80 ounces of water or ten 8 oz. glasses of water every day.
Raise a glass and drink up! It does your body good!
A Healthy Meal
Looking for a new recipe? Here’s one that’s almost too simple. One of the healthiest and yummiest meals ever!! High in protein and healthy fats. SO good for you! And delicious!!
Cayenne pepper (or any spice of your choice)
Remove the stone from an avocado. Scoop out a little more avocado to increase the size of the stone’s crater. Crack an egg into the crater. Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper (cheese too if you desire). Bake in the oven at 180 degrees until egg is cooked to the level you like.
Without cheese, this meal is roughly 250 calories!
With cheese it’s only around 300!
Can you believe it!? Dr. Waggoner has already lost 35 pounds in only three months’ time! In case you have forgotten, he started the year at 285, and now he is officially at 249 (ok, so 36 pounds, but we didn’t have a 36 pound weight sitting around). It’s important to note that there are many ways in which you can lose weight (diet pills, shakes, fasting, etc…), but Doc is doing it the right way; eating right and exercising.
I mean come on! Look how happy he is with his weight loss! Keep it up Doc! You are doing great! Only 54 more pounds to go (and 9 months to do it).
Fevers: Good or Bad?
Fevers are the body’s response to fighting infection. Many parents feel that they need to give a fever reducing medication as soon as a fever presents itself. By doing this, they are interrupting the body’s natural flow in healing itself. By giving fever reducing medication the infection will have potential to last longer and become more complicated.
Our bodies elevate our temperature when we are invaded by an infection in order to help fight the infection. Therefore, lowering our body temperature is bieing counterproductive. Our bodies can still live and function if our temperature is 104F whereas the bacteria or virus cannot live with this elevated temperature. They are comfortable when our body temperature is closer to normal (98.6F). If fever reducing medication is continually given to keep the fever down or gone, we are just allowing the invader a chance to stay. I tell my patients “it’s like hanging a welcome sign up for the invader!”
When should we worry about a fever? In a child 3 months old or younger, a fever over 100.4F needs to be treated. In a 3 month old to 3 year old, a fever Continue Reading »