Macronutrients & carbohydrates

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Macronutrients

Macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Carbohydrates are essential for good health, but you need to eat the right kind of
carbohydrates.
High carb foods convert into sugar in your body. You may want to consider eating
these in moderation, especially if your adrenals are fatigued. Fatigued adrenals
cannot handle a lot of sugar and starches and cannot heal if they are inflamed
continuously from a high sugar/ starch diet.

● Bread (Choose whole wheat or nut bread over refined white bread. You can
also use big leaf lettuce as a wrap for your favorite sandwiches, burgers,
etc.)

● Rice (Eat wild rice over white rice or replace with rice cauliflower. You can
find rice cauliflower in the freezer section at your local grocery store.)

● Pasta (Replace your usual pasta with veggie pasta or if your feeling
adventurous use spaghetti squash, it’s lower in carbs, has higher nutrition,
and the fiber in it is great for your digestive system. Most people can’t tell
the difference between pasta and spaghetti squash.)

● Breakfast cereals (If you’re going to eat cereal make sure to get the ones
with essential vitamins added to them. Or replace your cereal with fruit,
yogurt, and nuts or a smoothie. Eggs are also a healthy alternative and are
a complete protein.

● Potatoes (Are another high starch, high carb food. Sweet potatoes are
better for you and are part of the rainbow but should be eaten in moderation. You can also replace potatoes all together with cauliflower or radishes. You can boil up both of these vegetables, mash them and then add some butter a touch of sea salt and
pepper.)

*Did I mention that by treating your adrenals with lots of love you can lose weight
too.*

Micronutrients & Why Your Body Needs Them

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Micronutrients

Micronutrients are necessary in tiny amounts and are essential for good health.
When you have micronutrient deficiencies, it can cause serious health problems
including adrenal fatigue.
Micronutrients are necessary for the healthy functioning of all your body’s
systems, from bone growth to brain function.
Micronutrients are the “vitamins and minerals” your body needs to survive and
flourish. The vitamins your body thrives on are vitamin C, A, D, E, and K, as well as
the B-complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and folate.) Adrenals especially need vitamin C and plenty of water
to work correctly.
Minerals are also essential for good health. Your body uses minerals for many
different jobs, including keeping your bones, muscles, heart, and brain working
optimally. They also make enzymes and hormones.
There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. You need
more substantial amounts of macrominerals. They include calcium, phosphorus,
magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. You only need small amounts
of trace minerals. They include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt,
fluoride and selenium.
Sounds daunting, I know, but getting micronutrients in your diet isn’t as difficult
as you may think. Eat the rainbow, including plenty of nuts, whole grains, and
green leafy vegetables.

* Asparagus is a sulfur-rich vegetable that contains folic acid. Low levels of folic
acid have been linked to neurotransmitter impairment, which can lead to anxiety.*

*Leafy Greens are also great for stress and anxiety because they are rich in
magnesium, the natural “chill pill.” Throw some Swiss chard, kale or spinach into
your diet.*

Vitamin C and Trace Minerals

Fruit contains natural sugar, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help to decrease
inflammation while boosting the immune system. Fruits also support the adrenal
glands.

Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are low in sugar and strawberries are
high in Vitamin C.

*Stress can cause your adrenals to lose Vitamin C. Vitamin C is
essential for adrenal glands to function properly. The more stress you’re carrying,
the more vitamin C you should eat.*

Current Packages & Discovery Sessions

cropped-img_20171014_135408513.jpgIt’s official, all of my packages are up.

You can find The Nutrition package on the Nutritional Package page.

Proper nutrition is essential for mental and physical health. Eating a balanced diet high in micro and macronutrients is an integral part of health for everyone. Let’s take a look at your diet and figure out if you need to add or remove specific foods to create more energy and joy in your life. I’ve done all of the work for you, so you don’t have to do the research.

You can find The Reiki packages on the Energy Healing page.

Reiki is used for spiritual work and healing.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy.” Rei means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power,” and Ki is “life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a beautiful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.

 

You can find The Holistic package on the Holistic Health Package page.

Of course, the holistic package is my favorite. I personally use nutrition and energy work every day. Energy work keeps my stress levels at bay and gives my body the extra time it needs to heal. Without the additional stress eating up the nutrients I consume, my body can better utilize the nutrition it needs. 

Balanced nutrition is essential for mental and physical well being. Reiki is used for stress reduction, relaxation, and promotes healing. When Reiki and nutrition are combined, the body, mind, and spirit receive the full spectrum of holistic healing.

Contact me for a free discovery session to see if any of these packages are right for you.

 

What is CBD oil?

If you’re like me you have many tools in your toolbox to help with anxiety and stress relief. And if you don’t, well now is a good time to start adding those tools.

I am personally a big fan of CBD oil along with nutrition and energy work. Taking a few drops of CBD oil helps my body calm down when I’m on the go and don’t have enough time to eat or do the energy work necessary to feel relaxed and I personally prefer it over pharmaceutical drugs.

What is CBD? And how can it help you?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that are identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is becoming increasingly popular amongst the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits – due to clinical reports and mounds of test data showing little to no side effects and a lack of psychoactivity (typically associated with marijuana products and high THC).

Cannabidiol (CBD) is not only a major phytocannabinoid, it is the most concentrated form the three main cannabis plants. The three main forms to use cannabis are Hashish, Resin, & Oil.

How does CBD work in the human body?

CBD or cannabidiol is the main active compound in hemp, and unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t make people high. As you know, inside the human body there’s the endocannabinoid system, with receptors spread throughout the brain and body.

At Hemp Worx,  our CBD products utilize the full spectrum Cannabis plant mixed with Hemp Seed Oil. Not all hemp is created equal. Our CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil.

*CBD oil may not work for everyone. Talk to your doctor and see if it’s right for you.*

You can also visit my website for more information on the Hempworx products we carry http://www.hempworx.com/victorialleduc

Fun Fact: Reiki

Certified Natural Healer Reiki Master

Reiki technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is non-physical healing energy made up of “spiritually guided life force energy.” Rei means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power,” and Ki is “life force energy.”

Because Reiki energy seems to have an awareness of its own it flows to where it is needed in the person receiving it. That’s why Reiki energy is perfect for distant healing treatments.  It also can’t be misused since it is a positive energy force.

~A treatment feels like a beautiful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.~