Healthy Fats and Your Health

Just Like Low Blood Sugar, Low Healthy Fat Levels Do Harm

Avocado Oil, along with Coconut oil are examples of naturally healthy, nutritious fat choices for an improved diet

Avocado Oil properly prepared is one vibrant source of Healthy Fat based nutrition

We may worry about getting fat, but what if the bigger problem is actually a deficiency in dietary intake of healthy fat? Cutting down on fat from our diet may be a knee-jerk response to weight gain, yet, what if we are actually starving ourselves through a lack of proper fat intake while making ourselves sick with a diet full of trans-fats and other unnatural forms of fat? Bad fats include such surprising sources as starchy carbs. Every time you eat a meal devoid of healthy fat, you are getting full, but not getting the nourishment you need to survive and thrive! And healthy fat deficiencies can make you feel sick and irritable just like low blood sugar.

In her more than 30 years of practice and research, Yvonne Dollard Perc of Island Healthworks has seen firsthand the effects of improper fat intake and researched the subject in great depth. Yvonne stresses that fats come in two forms, healthy, non-adulterated fat, and harmful forms of fat, including the starchy carbs and infamous trans-fatty acids, alien to the human body and capable of causing biochemical disruption. If we take in the wrong forms of fat, the physical structures of our body may be malnourished, while toxic effects from the wrong fats can weaken our tissues and cells. Starchy carbs turn to a sticky fat which clogs the arteries, setting the stage for trans-fats to stick and bind to the walls of these blood vessels. Healthy eating is thus never as simple as saying “cut out too much fat” it is about finding the right fats and actively including them in our diet. The wrong fats can be overly acid; the right fats build our health by supporting a proper PH balance.

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Ketosis: Weight Loss Through Metabolic Recovery

Ketosis Involves Switching from Carb Burning to Fat Burning for Better Health!

 

Island Healthworks discusses the weight loss benefits associated with ketosis, plus key nutritional & lifesytle considerations.

Ketosis enhancing diets contain protein, healthy fats, vegetables, nuts, seeds and low carbs to encourage the body to run on ketones, not simple carbs.

You are not just what you eat – what you eat affects how your body processes energy. How you process energy profoundly affects your physical condition. Healthy cells and organs, weight loss and vital energy are all defined by the state of your metabolism.

Most of us have adapted in a sort of personal evolutionary process to become dependent, read ‘hooked’ on carbs. As a result, we accumulate fat while relying on carbs, driving both weight gain, unstable blood sugar levels read ‘highs and lows’ in both mood and energy, and even stress on the nervous system and the creation of mental health pressures.

To improve your overall health, you can try a diet that raises ketone levels in your body and reduces carbohydrates  such as potatos, white rice, bread, buns, cookies, refined sugar and other simple carbohydrates. This approach causes the body to burn fat as your fuel instead of glucose for your energy source.  Island Healthworks recommends 70% fats and proteins, plus 20% mixed vegetables, and finally, 5% fruit, 5% carbs, since these last two items are so high in sugar. Fats should consist of non trans-fat, clean fats such as coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, olives and organic butter. Proteins intake should be comprised of nuts, seeds, beans and peas, eggs, fish, especially wild salmon and poultry. Carbs can consist of healthy foods such as organic potatos, quinoa, rice and millet in moderation.

Keep in mind that you should try to find organic products to the extent possible for your diet.

In a state of ketosis, the body burns fatty acids instead of carbs to create ketones as a replacement fuel for the liver glycogen stores that are being depleted. Deriving the name from the old German word Aketon, meaning acetone, ketones are organic compounds containing carbon and oxygen molecule groups. Their presence indicates alternative source of fuel is being utilized as a switch is flipped to enable a pure “fat burning for fuel mode” as discussed by health author and diet expert Kevin Geary.

Island Healthworks discusses the benefits of ketosis as a way to support weight loss, increase energy and stabilize blood sugar levels. Increased performance when exercising is a potential benefit of ketosis.

Ketosis increases energy & performance while supporting weight loss. The right protein shakes are an appropriate performance food compatible with a shift toward ketosis.

Running on ketones through the burning of fat, the body is able to operate both physical and mentally without relying on addictive, blood sugar destabilizing carbs and depending on glucose to such a detrimental extent.

There are three primary factors to consider when transforming your metabolic processes through ketosis.

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Brain Function & Nutrition Explained with Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks Looks at Connections Between Brain Function & Nutrition

Learn about Mental Health, Brain Function & Nutrition - With Island Healthworks

Brain Health Requires Proper Nutritional Support

The brain is just an organ, but it is a complex system. Brain function is tied to the rest of the nervous system and the endocrine system, bringing a requirement for lifestyle management and nutritional support.

Proper brain function is related to proper nutrition and nutrient assimilation by the body.  Different food groups are associated with different organic and inorganic nutrient types, enzymes and cofactors. The right biochemical fuel runs the brain and influences physiology and psychology!

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Weight Loss, Diet and Human Adaptations

Understanding Human Needs & Adaptations Helps Guard Against Weight Gain

The right diet & exercise may bring your weight into harmony with your body type

The right diet & exercise may bring your weight into harmony with your natural body type

 

Weight Gain and Obesity is an epidemic, especially in North America. The problem drives millions of dollars of investment in weight loss, but successful reductions in weight can be elusive when the underlying causes are not addressed. Conflicting information is daunting to the average person and may add further uncertainty to the mix.

As explained in our previous article on environmental adaptations, “Human health is closely related to a range of adaptions that we have developed in order to live in our environment. Many health challenges occur when conflicts arise between our natural adaptations and what we have come to expect from our bodies.” Obesity is a rising concern due to the comprehensive set of pressures the condition places on the body, while at the same time, multiple root factors contribute to obesity.

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New Year’s Health Resolutions That Work!

Why Do Weight Loss and Lifestyle Programs Fail?

Discover the secrets of succesful health plannning

You can set effective & actionable health goals for 2015!

At Island Healthworks we wish you a Happy New Year and lots of success and discovery in 2015! We are pleased to be able to take  the opportunity to answer some of the leading questions relevant to health related New Year’s resolutions as our contribution to your year.

Looking and feeling the best they can is what most people want. But to take the right action to achieve that is another matter.

Of all the New Year’s resolutions we make one can make, health and lifestyle are at the top of the list for most people.

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Happy Holiday Wishes from Island Healthworks!

Happy Holidays - With Island Healthworks

Enjoy Relaxation and Regeneration Over the Holidays!

Enjoy Your Holiday Season and  A Big Thank You!

 

At Island Healthworks, we are grateful for all the support, encouragement and forces of success we have received through our valued customers and fellow members of the global community.

As we reach the end of 2014, we would like to celebrate our core achievements this year. We measure our achievement by the differences in peoples lives that we make and our impact on general knowledge and awareness in the health field. Our new Weekly Health Blogs have been read and shared by many users, while new approaches to health and meaningful community connections are worth celebrating.

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Give the Gift of Health this Christmas!

Island Healthworks Offers Gift Certificates to Make a Difference

A Gift of Health is unique, valuable and meaningful

At Island Healthworks, we would like to wish you a happy holiday season and send our regards your way. We also invite you to join us in giving a gift of health if you are looking for a way to give something meaningful.

Material gifts are universally offered during the holiday season, but many people want to do something different. How about a gift that can potentially make a lasting difference in someone’s life?

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The Acid & Alkaline Balance in Your Body

Learn About Acid & Alkaline Body Conditions with Island Healthworks!

A healthy diet helps reduce excess acid forming chemicals in the body

Increased Vegetable Intake Helps Maintain Alkalinity in the Body

 

A vast range of chemical compounds can be measured in terms of their relative acidity or alkalinity. Acidity and alkalinity are measured on the PH (percent hydrogen) scale. The higher the concentration of hydrogen ions, the more acidic a given compound becomes. A PH of seven is neutral, while lower numbers are acid and higher numbers are alkaline.

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Anxiety, The Stress Response & Your Health

Island health Works Discusses Natural Approaches for Reducing Anxiety

Island Healthworks discusses natural approaches to Anxiety

Quality Time in Nature May Reduce Anxiety Levels.

Anxiety is an increasing problem in our modern society. Humans are programmed to respond to stress in our environment through a variety of biochemical and psychological processes. A number of physical complaints may result from the physical effects of anxiety in the long termHowever, an increasing rate of health challenges associated with rising environmental stressors and limits on our ability to deal with stress is leading to what some sources have called the anxiety epidemic.

Anxiety  includes  physical and emotional symptoms of stress that may manifest as an increased heart rate, racing thoughts,  an inability to focus  or a general feeling of fear or intense stress. Anxiety  has its roots in our way of  protecting ourselves  from perceived danger.  However, an overly sensitive stress response  does us no service and may lead to the introduction  of toxic body chemicals including cortisol into the bloodstream with a variety of negative health effects.

Anxiety may have environmental causes that create stress as a direct response to our conditions. However, biochemical imbalances may also lead to anxiety that is a false alarm triggering stress responses and chemical releases that lead to further anxiety symptoms. A number of physical complaints may result from the physical effects of anxiety in the long term. Excessive intake of legal stimulants including caffeine may heighten anxiety, while alcohol use may induce temporary relaxation at the expense of longer term peace as a result of toxicity and nutrient depletion. Proper water intake boosts nutrient delivery and toxin removal, while regular exercise flushes the body systems and cells and disperses tension.

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