Testimony of the Day
This is the type of thing that makes me want to spread the word of health more! Amazing results after one of our consults.
” Hi Maria,
It’s been about 6 months since I found your blog through Dr. Davis. What a great 6 months it’s been! I’m down 52.5 pounds. I was taking over 500 prescription and non-prescription pills a month for severe IBS, acid reflex, asthma, headaches etc. I had just turned 30 and was at my heaviest! I had been a long time “points” member, and was gaining weight while eating my whole grains and fruit by the pounds! Fruit doesn’t count as points you know!!! What a wake up call when I found your blog and became your client! I wanted to share some before and after pictures with you, although I am still a work in progress. Thanks again Maria, you have truly changed my life for the better.
BALANCE YOUR BRAIN
I want to help find and adapt recipes so we can enjoy our favorite foods, but I also want to help people feel better in other ways too. One of my specialties is balancing my clients’ brain chemistry through food. Have you ever gone on a diet and no one wanted to be around you? This is what happens when we consume “diet food,” our neurotransmitters drop and we become another person.
For 90% of dieters, a deficiency in one of four key brain chemicals can trigger weight gain, fatigue, and stress. The key to losing weight doesn’t lie in deprivation diets; it lies in balancing our neurochemicals. Many nutritionists and advanced practitioners are focusing on how the brain affects our health.
1. Dopamine controls metabolism
2. Acetylcholine regulates fat storage
3. GABA curbs emotional eating
4. Serotonin influences appetite.
When these primary brain chemicals are balanced, our bodies are more able to lose those unwanted pounds.
How DOPAMINE impacts personality:
Dopamine regulates activity in the frontal lobe, the area of the brain that governs communication, motivation and the ability to experience pleasure. Deficits of this chemical have been linked to psychological symptoms like social anxiety, self-criticism, procrastination or difficulty maintaining relationships. But once deficiencies of this chemical are corrected, women often feel more energetic, sociable and confident.
How ACETYLCHOLINE impacts personality:
Acetylcholine influences activity in the parietal lobe, the area of the brain responsible for processing sensory information, learning, memory and awareness. Insufficient levels of this chemical can cause attributes like forgetfulness, difficulty prioritizing tasks and an inability to relate to others. But as acetylcholine deficits are corrected, most women experience increased mental clarity, greater creativity, quicker thinking and improved empathy.
How GABA impacts personality:
GABA is the primary neurotransmitter in the temporal lobe, the area of the brain that governs perception, attention, speech and motions. Low levels of this chemical have been linked to psychological symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, excessive worrying, fear of new experiences, poor concentration and lock of impulse control. But as GABA shortfalls are corrected, women regain calmness, dependability and objectivity.
How SEROTONIN impacts personality:
Primarily produced within the occipital lobe, the area of the brain that regulates sight, serotonin is associated with mood, ambition, decision making and the ability to experience pleasure. Research in the journal Science suggests that low levels of this brain chemical can cause psychological symptoms like depression, impulsivity, suspiciousness, shortsightedness or aggressiveness. Fortunately, increasing levels of serotonin quickly improves confidence, restores rationality and boosts feelings of happiness.
Here is my book that reveals the science behind balancing your brain. You can find it HERE on www.amazon.com
LEMON POPPYSEED PIZZELLES
1 TBS butter or coconut oil (melted)
1 oz cream cheese or coconut cream (softened)
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein OR egg white protein if dairy sensitive
1 tsp poppy-seeds
1 TBS lemon oil
Heat a pizzelle skillet on high. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients until smooth. Place 1 TBS dough onto greased skillet, close tightly. Let sit for 1-3 minutes depending on skillet directions. Makes 14 crisps.
Nutritional COMPARISON (per 4 cookies):
Traditional Lemon poppyseed cookies = 170 calories, 21 carbs, 1 fiber
“Healthified” Cookies = 140 calories, 2 carbs, 0.5 fiber
For the WHOLE batch = 490 calories, 8 carbs, 3 fiber