Keto Holiday Recipes

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On November 20, 2020 11:45 am

Dr. Lori Shemek is back again to share her favorite healthy keto holiday recipes!  Dr. Lori is the best-selling author of books such as The Ketogenic Key, Fire Up Your Fat Burn and Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting.  Dr. Lori is a certified nutritional consultant and weight loss expert who spreads awareness of the negative effects of inflammation.  Enjoy!!

Healthy Keto Holiday Recipes

 

 

The holidays are a wonderful time that brings much joy. One of the main features during this time of year is the delicious and comforting food. So many want to continue to eat healthfully during the holidays and yet, at the same time, not feel they are missing out.  This is why I wanted to offer healthier …

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The Benefits of Eating Alkaline Vegetables

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On October 5, 2020 2:07 pm

Many people want to optimize their health but have trouble with where to begin. If you remember back to your science class, you may have studied the difference between alkaline and acidic body. These two principles are key factors in the health of our bodies.

We now know that an acidic body leads to more disease and overall poor health and an alkaline body helps to optimize health. Why is it important that we have a more alkaline body than an acidic body?

 

Dr. Lori Shemek Alkaline Vegetables

 

Two important concepts regarding this question and how healthy we ultimately are.

An Acidic Body

A pH level measures how acid or alkaline something is. A pH of 0 is totally acidic, while a pH …

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Dr. Lori’s Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Fasting – essentially a therapeutic dietary intervention – is the ancient practice that’s as popular as ever in our modern times.

 

12 Benefits of Combining Keto and Intermittent Fasting

 

Fasting doesn’t just help you to lose weight – practitioners believe that it can improve multiple aspects of your overall health, helping you to:

  • Sleep better
  • Boost your metabolic health
  • Improve your memory
  • Optimize gut health
  • Enjoy abundant energy
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Experience increased satiety
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Enjoy clearer skin

Many people who want to try fasting for the first time find themselves overwhelmed by information. What kind of fast should you try? How long is it safe to fast for? Should you introduce foods gradually, and if so, which ones?

If you want to try fasting …

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Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On August 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious recipe!

It’s summertime and that means juicy watermelon!  I have the perfect, healthy watermelon pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is super-easy and very simple to make – it takes just minutes to put together.

Summertime Watermelon Pizza

 

Watermelon is a wonderful, juicy and delicious treat that is actually lower on the glycemic index which means your blood sugar won’t skyrocket. The watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, and raspberries are all not only delicious low-sugar fruits, but alkaline as well. Adding alkaline foods and water to your diet will help protect you from an acidic body, and that will protect your health.

All berries rate very high on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). …

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7 Everyday Tips for Health and Happiness

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On July 20, 2020 12:00 pm

Who doesn’t want to be happy?  We all do. However, getting there may be challenging for many who are unwittingly sabotaging their health and happiness intentions.

Knowing what to do is vital in every area that we want to improve. The actions we take, no matter how small, can have a powerful impact on our happiness meter.

Take a look at these 7 Health and Happiness Tips to get you there… with a smile on your face. 

 

7 Everyday Tips for Health and Happiness

 

Eat a Nutrient-Rich Diet

The types of foods you eat have a direct impact not only on your overall health but your mental well-being. Eating a diet that promotes the right neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine can be a game-changer …

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Low Carb Bread Recipe

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On June 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious, healthy recipe!  Many people are choosing to reduce carbohydrates in their diet for health and weight reasons, yet still, that big elephant in the room remains… no more bread. This can be frustrating for many who adore bread. Have no fear, I have the delicious solution for you!

 

Dr Lori low carb bread

 

When we lower carbohydrates in our diet, we are doing an enormous benefit that we will experience not just in the present, but in the future as well. The average person ingests a whopping 300 grams of carbohydrates daily and it is leaving our global communities with a myriad of health conditions. In America, 78% of the population is either overweight …

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5 Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On June 8, 2020 12:00 pm

There isn’t anything more delicious than a creamy pudding. Unfortunately, most puddings are high in sugar that cannot only encourage weight gain, but inflammation as well.

Chia seed pudding is a very healthful swap for unhealthy traditional pudding!  It is decadent, creamy and can be used as a snack, for breakfast or even dessert.  Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious alkaline recipe!

 

5 Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Why are chia seeds so healthy?

Here are the top 7 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet:

  • Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega-3 fat
  • They are high in fiber – boasting 11 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons
  • These delicious seeds also have 4 grams of protein per serving
  • Chia seeds are
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5 Reasons to Drink a Vanilla Strawberry-Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On May 4, 2020 12:35 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious alkaline recipe!  This smoothie is not only quick, easy, and delicious; it tastes just like ice cream!  It is Keto, Paleo and it takes only a minute to whip up to promote superior health.

5 reasons to drink a vanilla strawberry blueberry yogurt smoothie

Here are 5 reasons to Make a Smoothie Today!

  1. Blueberries are low in fruit sugar.
  2. Blueberries help promote brain health.
  3. Strawberries and blueberries are alkaline fruits that help promote a healthy body resistant to disease.
  4. Both berries confer antioxidant and polyphenols that promote healthy cells, skin health, bone health, help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure.
  5. Yogurt increases gut health – the epi-center of health, immunity, weight, brain, and mental well-being.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2
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5 Reasons Why Drinking Water May Help You Lose Weight

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2020 12:58 am

Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 reasons why drinking water may help you lose weight!

 

 

1.  Water Helps Metabolize Fat

Without drinking water, the body is challenged to properly metabolize fat and stored glycogen or carbohydrates. This process is called ‘Lipolysis’ and needs water for the first step called ‘Hydrolysis.’ Animal studies have shown that drinking water increases this fat burn process.

2.  Drinking Water Helps Suppress Appetite

Drinking water can help stave off those pesky urges to snack and help stop mealtime overeating.  In fact, research shows that people who drink two glasses of water immediately before a meal eat 22% less than those who don’t drink any water.

 

 

3.  Blame

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Top 5 Tips To Beat Fatigue

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 24, 2020 2:24 am

Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 tips to help beat fatigue!

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Feeling rundown, old or tired?  Chances are your fatigue points to your habits or routines that are promoting lack of energy.

Many people are challenged every day with low energy and unfortunately, opt for short-term artificial energy boosters such as sugar or caffeine.

You don’t have to live tired and unmotivated. With just a few simple changes, you will have the energy to meet the day’s demands. Activity and nutrition are an important part of putting more energy into your daily life.

Check out these 5 healthy changes to create more energy each day!

1. Drink Plenty of Water 

A lack of adequate hydration …

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