vegsElectrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity in cells. We need to replenish electrolytes when we work out or suffer the consequences of accelerated aging. Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function, blood pH, hydration, blood pressure, and manage tissue repair.

Electrolyte levels change when you sweat (become dehydrated).

Drinking sugary and chemicalized drinks like Gatorade isn’t a good idea. You’re trying to be an optimal machine so why not take that discipline a little further, and not consume sugar and weird science chemicals?

Gatorade contains high fructose corn syrup even though they say it doesn’t, that sugar is the same as HFCS. It also contains dyes, which are toxic, as well as monopotassium phosphate, which is used as fertilizer and fungicide.

Some flavors contain bromine, also used as a flame retardant in computers and electronics.

I like to put biochemicals into my body that are used either as fuel, or as building supplies, not things that have to be detoxified in my liver and kidneys.

If you need hydration drink coconut water, eat bananas, drink lemonade (made with organic cane sugar), add kale to your green juice as it contains high amounts of magnesium and calcium, to relax your muscles after an intense workout and rebuild bone.

I personally have to take care to replace electrolytes because I sweat a lot when I work out. There are all kinds variations of this drink, but here’s a good one:

Nancy’s sports drink, two 16-ounce servings

1 small peeled and pitted lemon

1 large green apple, quartered and seeded

1 bunch of cilantro

2 celery stalks

1 bottle of coconut water

1 heaping tablespoon organic gelatin

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Extra water

Put in Vitamix and blend well for about 2 minutes. It comes out frothy and thick. Because of the gelatin you need to drink it immediately.

Lemons:  Highest electrolyte fruit because of its calcium content

Green Apples: Potassium for electrolyte balance and to make the drink palatable (sweet)

Cilantro: A heavy metal chelator

Celery: Sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus

Coconut water: Very high potassium

Organic gelatin: Humans used to eat animal parts like eyeballs, sinews, and ligaments, which we don’t consume anymore, so we are not getting enough of the amino acid glycine. Glycine is essential for tissue repair and to reduce inflammation.

Baking soda: Blocks the conversion of lactate into lactic acid so that you don’t hit the wall as fast.

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STOP CRAVING AND START LIVING

STOP CRAVINGThis time of year a lot of people are thinking about weight loss, not only the weight they gained over the holidays, but the weight they already had to lose. The marketing coming out of the multi-billion dollar diet industry is deafening. So people succumb to that noise, and use the pills, systems, products for a while, but they end up craving, bingeing, gaining even more weight, and feeling bad about themselves. I want people to know that they shouldn’t feel bad about themselves because we’ve known for 70 years since semi-starvation studies done during WWII that starving causes people to crave and binge. I talk about this study in my book Death by Supermarket. The human brain is programmed for survival so if you starve you are going to crave and binge, because the demand from your brain is irresistible. READ MORE

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Nutrient Dense, Yummy Bowel Prep For Colonoscopy

2010-08-28-9501-Edit (3)Just the thought of a colonoscopy is a major ugh, not because of the actual procedure, in which you are heavily sedated or even asleep, but because of the dreadful twenty-four hour prep the day before. READ MORE.

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Gaining Control Over Your Life Takes No Effort

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 All of us have experienced feelings of loss of control in our lives. When I go to the women’s jail in downtown LA with the GOGI women to teach yoga, it chills me to the bone to see the women who have lost their liberty. We all have experienced feelings of imprisonment and loss of control at one point or another. Still, the one thing we do have control over is our thoughts. READ MORE
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Nancy Deville on “The Conversation” with Klarque Garrison

radioshow111Listen to Nancy Deville on “The Conversation” with Klarque Garrison

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