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3 snack foods that you should do away with.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:10 PM

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So, let's go over three snack foods that you should do away with. 
1. Anything With Processed Cheese
Whether it's string cheese, cheese spread, or some other form of artificial cheese, these fake foods are not a good idea. They are very high in chemicals, and some contain dangerous trans fats.
Plus, they don't offer nearly the same amount of protein or healthy fats as a real source of organic cheese. If you like to snack on cheese, opt for Greek cheese, feta cheese or raw, organic cheese that has not been pasteurized. 
2. Chips And Crackers 
You should also eliminate from your diet any chips or crackers that you're consuming. Snacks such as these are typically made with vegetable oils and contain high amounts of omega-6 fats that promote inflammation. Many also contain trans fat (listed as "partially hydrogenated" oil on the label). And of course, most chips and crackers are full of processed carbohydrates that will send your blood sugar levels soaring... and then crashing shortly after. For a healthier cracker buy Simple Mills’ Almond crackers which have simple ingredients you find in homemade recipes. As for chips, slicing organic potatoes in very thin slices and frying in coconut oil is a healthier alternative, but best to snack on something with protein rather than carbohydrate. (See previous post on 12 Paleo Snacks) 
3. Cereal And Energy Bars
And last but not least on the list snack foods to avoid are almost all cereal and energy bars.  Not only are these usually very high in carbohydrates and sugar (if not high-fructose corn syrup), but many also contain artificial dyes, colorings, and preservatives, which can harm your body. Plus, they are devoid of protein content in most cases, and won't provide you with the feeling of fullness and balanced energy you're looking for. You can make your own bar which would be a healthier alternative. Watch for a future post for a healthy bar. For a cereal, opt for a hot cream of buckwheat cereal which is high in protein. You can purchase it online or in a health food store. 
So, if you have any of these snacks in your pantry or desk at work, I encourage you to give 'em the boot from your diet. Or exchange them for a healthier version.

It is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable – only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

Quite frankly, if you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is, and what our recommendations are based on.

Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. To put it simply, if you don't follow through, you won't get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?

The results we have been having with Nutrition Response Testing are often in the 90% and better range. The only reason we are here is to help you get well. That is why I want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what Nutrition Response Testing is right from the start.

Let's get started

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease - but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body's own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.

Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body.

Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate!

Think about it

Each Nutrition Response Testing reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

Doesn't this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict, with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?

How do we access the Nutrition Response Testing™ reflexes in order to get this information?

If I were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right?

What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. I could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.

Here is what we do with Nutrition Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing doctor contacts these points with his/her own hand. With his other hand, he/she will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

Call us at 512-961-1866 to schedule your visit, or to reserve a seat at one of our Free Health Seminars to find out more.