Buffalo Chicken Strips

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 1 inch pieces.
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup 99% fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce (such as “Franks”) to taste
  • Celery sticks and Light Bleu Cheese dressing for dipping

Instructions:

  • Spray frying pan with cooking spray and brown chicken until it’s cooked through.
  • Mix together broth and hot sauce, add to chicken.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and is coating the chicken.
  • Serve with dressing and celery sticks on the side.

Makes 8 servings

  • Each serving counts as: 1 protein, 2 condiments

 

buffalo chicken strips

Football Season Boot Camp

For many college and NFL football fans across the US, end of summer/early fall signals the beginning of a decrease in productivity. Monday and Thursday nights, and all day Sunday are reserved for NFL games, while Saturday is when college games will be watched. In contrast, what will most likely increase, are the inches on everyone’s waist as they pound back the brews and wolf down the cheeseburgers and Buffalo wings while they cheer on their favorite teams. In order to save you from yourself this football season, here are a few ways to stay health conscious while still enjoying the game you grew up with:

  1. It may seem to go without saying but serve up the fruits and veggies!  Make big plates with beautiful colorful fresh cut produce, it’s always one of the first things to go at a party!  Make a low-fat high flavor dip such as yogurt, ranch or hummus to offer as well.*
  2. Serve up a big pot of high fiber chili*.  You can offer toppings such as black olives, light sour cream (or low fat plain Greek yogurt), light cheddar cheese and onions.
  3. Stay active, it’s fun to get into the game by playing a game of your own!  Make up a physical activity you all do when your team (or the opposing team) scores such as pushups, jumping jacks or burpees!
  4. Don’t serve the food in the same room as you are watching the game in, you may get caught up in mindless snacking.
  5. Hold a glass of water or other calorie friendly drink in your dominant hand whenever possible.

Have fun, and remember, just because football season starts doesn’t mean your healthy eating has to end!!

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Is Your Body in Need of Detoxification?

The question is no longer IF you are toxic, the real question is… HOW TOXIC ARE YOU?

Toxins and your Health

Throughout your daily life you are in constant contact with environmental toxins leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.  Center for Disease Control’s fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals tested 212 chemicals and found all to be in blood and urine of most Americans! Where are these toxins coming from?

Daily, we are in contact with toxins such as cleaners, prescription drugs, air pollution, pesticides and many more, leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.  Unfortunately certain factors (genetics, environmental exposure, and unhealthy diet and lifestyle) can negatively affect how well you excrete the toxins to which you are exposed.  This creates a buildup of toxins in the body leading to an increase in toxic burden.

Do you need to make a change?

Look for symptoms in multiple body systems such as:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • General fatigue, weakness, joint or muscle pain
  • Irritability, headaches
  • Food allergies or chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hormonal imbalances like PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • Acne or skin rashes
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Inflammation
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Digestion issues including gas, heartburn, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain
  • Insomnia

What can you do?

Reboot Your Metabolism!

the new well now offers a Detoxification system that will help to normalize your body’s ability to process and excrete toxins, while you temporarily reduce the amount of incoming toxins.  It is a two part process that pulls toxins (including metals) from your body, especially your liver.  The liver is your body’s main detoxification organ.  It requires vitamins, minerals and amino acids from protein in order to work properly.

Metabolic detoxification is an energy dependent process.  the new well detoxification program utilizes well-researched nutrients, vitamins and herbs to balance and support the body’s detoxification pathways while keeping it well-nourished.  Juicing and other fasting programs can actually deprive your body of essential nutrients needed to support detoxification and can lead to the loss of valuable muscle.

If you would like more information on the Metabolic Reboot system, talk with one of your Certified Wellness Consultants during your next visit

People that have done this program report:

  • More energy and less fatigue
  • Less foggy headedness
  • Less coffee dependent
  • Less sugar cravings
  • Less water retention
  • Less digestive issues
  • Less chronic pain

As well as detoxing you should also consider reducing your exposure to toxins in:

Environment

  • Use chemical-free products in your home (soap, detergents, cleaning products, dryer sheets, natural insect and weed killers, etc).
  • Reduce chlorine exposure by attaching filters to your shower heads (chloroform is released when chlorinated water is heated.)
  • Avoid personal products with phthalates and paraben.

Food and Drink

  • Choose free-range, hormone, antibiotic free dairy, meats and eggs whenever possible
  • Choose fresh, cold-water fish in place of farm raised
  • When possible eat organic produce (try to stick to the “clean 15”  if buying non-organic*)
  • Always wash all produce very well before eating, peeling or cooking.

*See your Wellness Consultant for a full list of the “Clean 15” and the “Dirty Dozen”

 

Does body weight affect cancer risk?

An estimated 1 out of every 3 cancer deaths in the United States is linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition, and/or physical inactivity. These factors are all related and may all contribute to cancer risk, but body weight seems to have the strongest evidence linking it to cancer. Excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 out of 5 of all cancer-related deaths.

Being overweight or obese is clearly linked with an increased risk of many cancers, including cancers of the:

  • Breast (in women past menopause)
  • Colon and rectum
  • Endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas

Being overweight or obese also likely raises the risk of other cancers, such as:

  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Cervix
  • Ovary
  • Aggressive forms of prostate cancer

In addition, excess body weight may affect cancer risk through a number of other mechanisms, some of which may be specific to certain cancer types. Excess body fat might affect:

  • Immune system function and inflammation
  • Levels of certain hormones, such as insulin and estrogen
  • Factors that regulate cell division, such as insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)
  • Proteins that influence how the body uses certain hormones, such as sex hormone-binding globulin

Does losing weight reduce cancer risk?

Some body changes that occur as a result of weight loss suggest it may, indeed, reduce cancer risk. For example, overweight or obese people who intentionally lose weight have reduced levels of certain hormones that are related to cancer risk, such as insulin, estrogens, and androgens.

While we still have much to learn about the link between weight loss and cancer risk, people who are overweight or obese should be encouraged and supported if they try to lose weight. Aside from possibly reducing cancer risk, losing weight can have many other health benefits, such as lowering the risk of other chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Losing even a small amount of weight has health benefits and is a good place to start.

Take action today to protect your health and encourage someone you love to do the same.