Come and learn Dr Eric Westman- World’s Leading Expert! Sept 30th, 2016

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Low Carb KC September 30th, 2016

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Do you want to know how to do a low-carb, high-fat diet the right way? Here’s an opportunity to hear from  one more of the World’s Leading Expert best presentations from the LCHF

Dr. Eric Westman, teaches us just the way he teaches his own patients. Including everything that’s important to do LCHF right.  At the Low Carb KC event.

 

adam-nallyDr. Adam Nally. As a family physician, father of two, former Air Force physician, horseman, Eagle Scout and aquaponics gardener, he is a sought after speaker and presenter to a wide scope of audiences including physicians, universities, churches, educators and patients ages from 0 to 102. (popularly known as @DocMuscles), is the go-to no-nonsense community-based physician providing practical weight management & general medical health through ketogenic, low-carbohydrate, and paleolithic lifestyles combined with a cutting edge medical approach

 

 

jimmymore In January 2004, Jimmy Moore made a decision to get rid of the weight that was literally killing him. At 32 years of age and 410 pounds, the time had come for a radical change of lifestyle. A year later, he had shed 180 pounds, shrunk his waist by 20 inches, and dropped his shirt size from 5XL to XL.  You can click on the “AMAZON” and find all of Jimmy’s Books. Bring them to the event for he and Dr. Westman to sign!

dr-traceyDr. Tracey King, Behavioral psychologist; passionate entrepreneur; happy to be helping people adopt a keto lifestyle!
Dr. King’s academic background is in health psychology/ I am also interested in the political/organizational issues around food and public health. I’m a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and via that will be attending a Roundtable session in DC on tackling obesity.

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Do you want to know how to do a low-carb, high-fat diet the right way? Here’s one more of the best presentations from the LCHF Convention from last year.

One of the world’s leading experts on low-carb, Dr. Eric Westman, teaches us just the way he teaches his own patients. Including everything that’s important to do LCHF right.

With low carb conventions and expos sweeping the nation, it is time for Kansas City to take our turn to shine. This one-day inaugural event will feature keynote speakers (TBA) that are experts in the medical and fitness world. Our speakers will educate attendees on the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, and all-around natural living. Free cooking demos, fitness education, and more will also be presented from the main stage throughout the event.

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Launching Low Carb KC ! Sept 30, 2016

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You’re invited to Low Carb KC!!!

September 30th, 2016 9:00AM-7:00PM

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Join us  for all of our current events: Facebook: Low Carb KC  or   Twitter : @lowcarbkc

Ritz-Charles Plaza – 9000 W 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221

With low carb conventions and expos sweeping the nation, it is time for Kansas City to take our turn to shine. This one-day inaugural event will feature keynote speakers (TBA) that are experts in the medical and fitness world. Our speakers will educate attendees on the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, and all-around natural living. Free cooking demos, fitness education, and more will also be presented from the main stage throughout the event.

We believe that the “low carb conversation” is getting ready to explode in Kansas City. In addition to the education and research based facts you will learn from the speakers, we are also excited to offer you the opportunity to learn about products, services and businesses that you may not know exist. The vendors featured throughout the venue will offer free goodies for sampling, as well as health assessments and a chance to talk one-on-one with the experts.

As another gift to you, every attendee will also receive a coupon book to be used throughout the event and at the exhibitors businesses in the upcoming months. This will give you the ability to save hundreds of dollars while exploring this new way of living.

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Ketonote  Speaker  Dr. Eric Westman is  an associate professor of medicine, the director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, and medical director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation. I am board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, and I have a masters degree in clinical research. One of the world’s leading experts on low-carb, Dr. Eric Westman, teaches us just the way he teaches his own patients. Including everything that’s important to do LCHF right.

 

Sincerely,

Katie Newell, katie@healthnutfoodie.com, 913-749-7902

Dr Heather Cardin, drheather@cardinwellness.com, 913-239-8501

PS — We do still have a few vendor spots available. Please visit LowCarbKCVendors.eventbrite.com.

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July 30 Days to Better You!

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30-day-challenge1A Better You in 30 DAYS!

Just in time for your get-healthy,better sleep, better moods, better focus, less inflammation, less cravings,   be-stronger, love-your-body, decrease metabolic age, decrease visceral age,  lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, better energy….. Our 30 Day program has has everything you need. Join us for this exclusive 30-day program…

Meetings:     Friday July 8th  12:30-1:15PM

         Sunday July 10th  3:00-3:45PM

Classes are Limited.

Please call Beth to reserve your spot 913-239-8501

First 2 sign in will get a complimentary detoxifying foot bath. ($40.00 value)

Included:

  1. Metabolic testing; metabolic age, BMI, %Body Fat Mass,  Free Fat Mass, Visceral Fat Rating, Body Water %, Body Water Mass %, Bone Mass, Basal Metabolic Rate Score, Muscle Mass Score,  Physique Rating.  Day 1 and Day 30!
  2. Daily meal planning, menus and recipes for a Low Carb, High Fat Lifestyle.
  3. 30 Day Workout option.
  4. Nutritional Supplementation .

Value $450 for ONLY $225! Savings of $250

*If you are not ready for a 30 day Program.  You can call try our 5 or 10 day Experience!

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Caveman Chef’s Gourmet Meals- Delivered right to your home!

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Hello and Happy Spring,
I often see preparing healthy, allergan, low carb meals to be a struggle for many families. I am alsway looking for a solution to help people stay on their path towards optimal health and wellness. On my recent conference I was able to meet with Caveman Chef Dave! I was excited about having healthy food options delivered right to your home!  Gourmet food, delivered to your home!

Here at CavemanChefs, we love to eat, and know you do to! That fact is what drives us.  We are devoted to bringing food back to its roots.  We are changing the way we eat so we can be healthy in our minds, our bodies, & maintain a healthy planet. We are champions of environmental stewardship, sustainability, and humanely raised meats. We offer the worlds best 100% grass-fed wagyu beef and lamb.  100% Antibiotic and hormone free pork, and chicken.  Wild caught Alaskan and verlasso salmon. Local, organic, and seasonal vegetables.  Our knowledgeable team caters to many specific dietary restrictions including, but not limited to, paleo, whole30, AIP, fodmap, LCHF, Keto, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and about any allergy you can imagine! Tired of the same leftovers 3 or 4 days in a row? Check out our fully prepared, fully customizable, meal plan delivery service! We offer up to ten different meals per week! No more grocery shopping, or late nights in the kitchen preparing tomorrow’s lunch! We also cater offices parties, weddings caveman chef& special events with RAVE reviews.  Click the big green button, Or call 720-936-7522 to get started! Info@cavemanchefs.com

 

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The 10 Commandments of Water

Detox & Cleanse Information, Healthy Living, Uncategorizedon March 10, 20164 Comments

503685059_39c8a1a6e8_t I don’t think that a day had gone by that at least one patient has not asked me,  “How much water am I suppose to be drinking a day?”   I can say that almost every one is shocked when I answer, “You are to drink half of your bodies weight in ounces of water every day”.  The majority of the time people seem shocked  and even upset by the answer I give.  The most common response is “there is just no way that I could ever possibly drink that much water in a day”.

We love water and our bodies love water. We play in it, some of our favorite sports are on and in it, we spend our vacation time and dollars to go near it, we dream of living in the most luxurious homes next  it, we visit spas and read about all of its cleansing powers. The earth’s surface is nearly 70% water , our bodies are approximately 67% water by weight, and we baptize in water.

Because our ecosystem is set up to continuously recycle water, the water we drink today is the same water that our ancestors drank from Moses to Cleopatra to George Washington.
Did you know that ever living cell , whether it be plant or people contains a nutrient fluid that is mostly water.
If your body’s water content drops by as little as 2%, you will feel fatigue and /or dizzy. If it drops by 10%, you will experience significant health problems. Loses greater than 10% , that can be fatal. Still American’s don’t drink enough water. Although Americans drink many liquids, a significant proportion of those fluids are actually dehydrating to the body. Tap water, bottled water, juice, milk and carbonated beverage without caffeine are hydrating beverages. Coffee, tea, carbonated soda with caffeine, beef, wine and other alcoholic drinks are dehydrating beverages. The Average American drinks 54.5 gallons of soft drinks per year. For every 16 ounce bottle of water consumed Americans drank approximately 64 ounces of soda. These are the same people telling me that they cannot possible imagine how a person can drink 80 to 100 ounces of water a day.

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Water is the most important ingredient in our diets and we cannot live without it!

  1. Drink 1/2 ounce of water for every pound that you weigh every day. So, if you weight 200lb you need to drink 100 ounces of water. That equals out to 12.5-8 ounce glasses of water a day. If you sleep 8 hours a day and awake 16 hours then you need to drink 1-6 ounce glass of water every hour,  or a good drink every 20 minutes.
  2. Drink water in regular intervals throughout the day. Don’t wait until you are thirsty, it is too late.
  3. Drink the purest water available , but any water is better than no water, just drink water.
  4. Start off each day with 2-3 glasses of water before you eat to rehydrate from the fluids that your system lost overnight and to get your digestive system started. The major function of the large intestine is to reabsorb water.
  5. Make water a habit. Get in the habit of carrying a bottle with you when you go in the car, to work, make it convenient for yourself.
  6. Avoid dehydrating beverages that rob your body of water like coffee, tea, alcohol, carbonated beverage with caffeine.
  7. Increase your daily water if you increase your exercise level or even if your stress level increases.
  8. Increase your daily water intake during illness and recovery. Fever can dehydrate you very quickly. Water also helps flush out the toxins from your body.
  9. Exercise to the point of perspiration. Our skin is our largest organ and sweating is one of the best avenues for allowing our body to detoxify. It forces us to rehydrate.
  10. Enjoy the taste of water. Remember, we love water and our bodies love water :)

FUNCTIONS OF WATER

  • improves oxygen delivery to cells
  • transports nutrients
  • lubricates joints and absorbs shock
  • cushions bones and joints
  • regulates temperature
  • removes waste and flushes toxins
  • improves cell communication
  • empowers the bodies natural healing process

BENEFITS OF WATER HELPS:

  • prevent high levels of cholesterol
  • prevent brain damage
  • prevent Osteoporosis
  • prevent Cancer
  • prevent the aging process of skin, the Fountain of Youth
  • promotes good eye health
  • promotes weight loss
  • moisten mucous membranes

Remember, water is a vital nutrient in our ecosystem recycle when you can.

  • Don’t leave the water on while your brushing your teeth.
  • Don’t wash partial loads of laundry.
  • Make sure your dishwater is full when running.
  • Collect the water in a bucket when you are waiting for your shower to warm up and water house plants or mop your floors, water for your pets.
  • Before you toss out your families left over water in glasses,  collect  the water from the cups  and  use for your indoor plants.

Let me know your creative ways to help your body and our earth keeping water in balance.

In good health,

Dr Heather

Ambassador Keto Workshop

Healthy Living, Ketones & KetoOS, Uncategorizedon December 2, 2015Leave a Comment

Join us!

Thursday December 3rd, 2015

University of Kansas Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Best Building Room 120
Overland Park, KS 66213

7:00-9:00PM

You won’t want to miss this amazing KetoLifestyle workshop!
Tomorrow Night!! Get all the information to start your 2016 optimizing your health.
Join Prüvit Ambassadors as we dive deeper into the KetoLifestyle!!

-Brandon Lilly: Neurological disorders (TBI, PTSD) and inflammation
-Paul Carter: Inflammation and Betahydroxybutyrate (BHB)
-Dr. Andra Campitelli & Dr. Heather Cardin will tag team the keto lifestyle, i.e. weight loss, cognitive benefit, hormones, performance enhancement, and MORE!!


Click the link below to learn more and unlock value on to unlock.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pruvit-workshop-ketones-ketosis-and-why-we-need-keto-os-tickets-19716584836

Special Offer: For attending this amazing event, we will give you a complimentary Mind Fit Session or 20 min. Infrared Sauna session. ($40 value) Just bring your ticket stub to us. Call Beth to schedule

*MindFit is a powerfully effective mind development tool designed to help you overcome the ill effects of the fight-or-flight response while achieving physical, mental and emotional balance.

Looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP, space is limited.

In good health,

Dr. Heather

www.askdrheather.pruvitnow.com

Migraine Sufferers Should Try a Ketogenic Lifestytle

Healthy Living, Ketones & KetoOS, Uncategorizedon November 25, 2015Leave a Comment

Do you suffer from migraines? I have friends who had migraine issues that were helped by ketogenic lifestyle and low carb/high fat diet.
The science behind how and why ketones help migraines has been well documented – this article talks about how beta-hydroxybutyrate (the active ingredient in Keto-OS) helps mitigate glutamate excitotoxicity in the brain, which can contribute to migraine headaches.

Anyone with an impairment of brain or neurological function – whether mental illness, depression, seizures, brain cancer, headaches, neuropathy, brain infections, or any other neurological condition – should try a ketogenic diet to see if it improves the condition.

Ketogenic” means that the diet causes the liver to manufacture ketones. Ketones are small water-soluble compounds that are metabolized like fats. Unlike fats, they do not need carnitine transport to reach mitochondria. They can be used for energy by every mitochondria-containing human cell type. This makes them one of the most disease-resistant sources of dietary energy. There are few things that can go wrong with ketone metabolism.

Ketogenic diets have several major benefits for neurological conditions:

  • They relieve neuronal starvation from cognitive hypoglycemia of any cause.
  • They stimulate the innate immune response against intracellular pathogens, helping to heal brain infections.

Recent work has identified a third benefit from ketogenic diets: They eliminate an excess of glutamate. In a carbon isotope study, feeding the ketone beta-hydroxybutyrate in place of glucose caused less glutamate to be formed in the brain:

This is important because excessive brain glutamate is “excitotoxic” and kills neurons. Glutamate excitotoxicity causes damage in a host of conditions including

spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, alcoholism or alcohol withdrawal and Huntington’s disease. [2]

Other diseases in which damage from glutamate excitotoxicity is important include epilepsy, schizophrenia and various mood and anxiety disorders.

Migraines and Glutamate

My sister’s husband gets frequent migraines, so I keep an eye out for papers about migraines. A new paper in Nature Genetics finds that people with common migraine tend to have a mutation in a regulatory sequence for genes that control glutamate abundance. [3]

People with the mutation are prone to glutamate excitotoxicity:

[A] DNA variation found between the PGCP and MTDH/AEG-1 genes on chromosome 8 appears to be associated with increased susceptibility to common migraine. The variant appears to alter the activity of MTDH/AEG-1 in cells, which regulates the activity of the EAAT2 gene: the EAAT2 protein is responsible for clearing glutamate from brain synapses in the brain….

“Although we knew that the EAAT2 gene has a crucial role to play in neurological processes in human and potentially in the development of migraine, until now, no genetic link has been identified to suggest that glutamate accumulation in the brain could play a role in common migraine,” says co-senior author of the study Professor Christian Kubisch of University of Ulm, Germany (previously at the University of Cologne where he conducted his research for this study.) “This research opens the door for new studies to look in depth at the biology of the disease and how this alteration in particular may exert its effect.” [4]

If glutamate excitotoxicity causes migraines, then it’s likely that migraine sufferers would benefit from a ketogenic diet.

How Do You Eat a Ketogenic Diet?

The safest and healthiest way to eat a ketogenic diet is by:

  • Restricting carbohydrate consumption to 200 calories per day from “safe starches” like rice, taro, and sweet potatoes.  70 grams of cooked white rice, 150 grams of taro, and 300 grams of sweet potato are an appropriate daily ration.
  • Eating massive amounts of coconut oil. The short-chain fats in coconut oil are the most “ketogenic” of foods, i.e. the most readily turned into ketone bodies. 6 to 8 fluid ounces (12 to 14 tablespoons) per day of coconut oil is an appropriate daily ration.

Supplements with vitamin C and selenium should also be increased on a ketogenic diet.

Conclusion

Research on ketogenic diets as a therapy has focused on epilepsy for decades, with some recent interest in using these diets as a therapy for brain cancer. But really, they are likely to be helpful against nearly all brain and neurological conditions, and probably all solid tumor cancers and many infectious diseases as well.

Rather than waiting for the glacial progress of modern biomedical research, which needs decades to assemble sufficient evidence to get an application for funding for a clinical trial past skeptical reviewers, anyone with a brain or neurological condition should simply experiment with a ketogenic diet themselves to see if it helps. Odds are it will.

References

[1] Lund TM et al. Availability of neurotransmitter glutamate is diminished when beta-hydroxybutyrate replaces glucose in cultured neurons. J Neurochem. 2009 Jul;110(1):80-91. http://pmid.us/19457063.

[2] Wikipedia, “Excitotoxicity,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excitotoxicity.

[3] International Headache Genetics Consortium et al. Genome-wide association study of migraine implicates a common susceptibility variant on 8q22.1. Nat Genet. 2010 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]http://pmid.us/20802479.

4] “First Genetic Link to Common Migraine Exposed,” Physorg.com, Aug. 29, 2010,http://www.physorg.com/news202139760.html.

Low Carb Coconut Fudge Brownies

Healthy Bites & Recipes, Ketones & KetoOS, LCHF/Keto Recipes, Uncategorizedon November 25, 2015Leave a Comment


Ingredientscoconut-flour-brownie

6 tbsps of coconut flour

½ cup of grass-fed butter

2 tbsps of coconut oil

3 pasture-raised eggs

1 tsp of vanilla

25 drops of chocolate stevia (optional)

1 pinch of pink salt

1/2 cup of organic GF/DF Chocolate chips

1 tsp of cinnamon

Optional Ingredients:

*½ cup of organic honey or grade B maple syrup instead of stevia or even omit

Servings:  6

Coconut Fudge Brownies Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 and grease a glass baking dish (8×8 or 9×9).
  2. Mix together all ingredients. You can do this by hand or with an electric mixer or high-powered blender.
  3. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
  4. These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days. Make sure you keep them in an airtight container.

Dr Jockers Comments

I absolutely LOVE brownies and these are incredible!  Chocolate and coconut are a phenomenal superfood combination that boosts brain function and neurotransmitter activity.  The pasture-raised eggs provide high quality protein, fat soluble anti-oxidants, CLA and omega-3 fatty acids! What a combination!!!

Coconut flour is an excellent low, carb prebiotic fiber that is a great base and provides our digestive system with good fuel to support a healthymicrobiome.  Grass-fed butter is rich in butyrate which helps to heal theintestinal lining and the combination of ingredients has a great ketogeniceffect on the body which reduces inflammation and improves fat burning.

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Uncategorizedon October 27, 2015Leave a Comment

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