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The Strategic Day of Nutrition–15 Principles (Podcast Episode #197)

When we think about healthy eating and nutrition, we think in terms of all-or-nothing. We think ‘I’ll do good today, this week, and this month,’ but if we don’t follow through (counting macros, calories, etc.) we tend to abandon those efforts. And this results in feeling like a failure. I came up with the Strategic Day to help guide our Body Buddies to make wiser decisions to fuel their bodies AND stop abandoning healthy efforts for the sake of it being ‘too hard’ and ‘overwhelming.’ I asked myself, ‘What can I do to help people without making them feel they’re restricting themselves or feeling like they’re on a diet?’ The Strategic Day is 15 Principles is exactly what your body needs for health. You may find if you hit these principles every day, you are full and you DON’T need that non-strategic food. You don’t need it because you’re fueled....

How Your Microbiome Impacts Bloating, Constipation, Brain Fog, and Abdominal Pain

Are you experiencing bloating, constipation, brain fog, frequent trips to the restroom, or abdominal pain? You may be experiencing a bacterial imbalance in your gut. Your microbiome has a huge effect on your body and all of its systems. You may also be experiencing a Leaky Gut which is part of inflammation of your microbiome. What is the microbiome? Your body has trillions of microbes and microorganisms living inside. There are some good microbes that provide a symbiotic relationship, but there are also bad microbes which can be a variety of bad bacteria, virus, fungi, and even parasitic animals in your body. 90% of your microbes are located in your gut making it your control center. Your microbiome matures between the ages of 2-5 years old but when your body experiences change like puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or any stress your microbiome changes. Which means that your microbiome is constantly changing. Watch...

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MTHFR Gene Mutations” with Patti Butts (Episode #195)

If you or someone you love has been dealing with migraines or a mental health condition, this Body Buddies podcast episode is for you! Patti Butts, PhD sits down with host, Kristy Jo, to discuss the details of the MTHFR gene mutation, and how nutritional choices can manifest negatively in mental health. “All mental health begins in the gut,” she said. “The vagus nerve and the gut are connected.” Patti goes on in the episode to explain how she understands the emotions that can trigger depression: anger, guilt, loss of esteem, love, etc. However, she feels there is more. “Of course there are emotional components, but we are missing the boat by not having a young person who is depressed or acting out not having their blood tested. I wish this could be taught in every health class. Our young people need to know there are physiological reasons they’re depressed....

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Fat Loss, Electrolytes, Post-Surgery & More–Live Q&A with KJ (Episode 193)

Welcome to a LIVE Q&A session with Kristy Jo where she will talk fat loss, digestion, electrolyte imbalance, and general health! In this episode, you will hear her answer 11 questions that came in for this Q&A session about some of the following topics (listen to the audio recording at the bottom of this post): how to eat post-bariatric surgery how to get and stay motivated what types of ingredients to watch out for in beverages sugar alcohols best workout protocol for fast fat loss what to do when bloated electrolyte imbalance and how to fix it who should do the 10-Day Power Foods Detox which supplements every adult should be taking This Q&A took place on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 on the Body Buddies Facebook page. If you are looking for holistic health, to gain muscle, lose body fat, improve digestion, reduce pain from arthritis, endometriosis, heavy periods, or...

How to Manage PMS Naturally (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a major health issue impacting women who are in child-bearing years. Symptoms of PMS include both physical and emotional conditions that can affect your quality of life. Instead of taking the conventional approach, here at Body Buddies, I like you to think like a strategist to take control of what you can control. And that is quite a lot! According to Educator Margaret Christensen, MD, “we want to address the actual underlying hormonal imbalances and triggers from a functional standpoint.”  To do that, we should look at each symptom, then trace it backward to understand some of the potential lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional approaches we can take to help alleviate these symptoms. Emotional Symptoms of PMS: Anxiety Depression Irritability Physical Symptoms of PMS: Breast Tenderness Severe Cramps Heavy Periods Nausea There are many different pathways to look at as this is a complex interaction of hormones going...

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Leaky Gut and the Microbiome

What is Leaky Gut and the Microbiome?  Latest research reveals we are doing ourselves a disservice by not looking at the root cause of illness and disease. How could that be? Due to the connection between the ecosystem in the gut and all the bacteria housed there, researchers are finding the direct correlation between how we eat, autoimmune conditions, mental health conditions, and nearly every one of these “mystery illnesses” that continue to pop up. Talking about the chemicals in our food and how they are changing our biology is a topic that many don’t want to hear; in fact, they believe I am quite controversial when I talk about this. However, that mental construct, carefully crafted through cultural paradigms and media programming, is doing no one any good. Instead, it’s making us sicker and sicker and raising our mortality rates, insurance premiums, and dissatisfaction with life with each passing...

Vaccinations and Serious Health Concerns | Dr. Jay Shetlin

Vaccinations have long been the center of ethical scrutiny. Though on one hand, mandatory vaccinations have been responsible for eradicating many issues of days gone by like smallpox, measles, and polio, many are now arguing that vaccinations are responsible for many of the serious health concerns our population is facing. In this blog post, you will read the transcription of a conversation I had with Dr. Jay Shetlin, Chiropractic Physician of South Jordan, Utah. Our goal behind this conversation was to open the dialogue, explore both pro- and anti- arguments, and help those who read, watch, or listen to this conversation to think more critically. We hope you benefit from the information shared here and share it with someone who may also benefit. >> Want to watch the YouTube video instead? Click here or Scroll Down to the bottom of this blog post.   Kristy Jo: We’re here in South...

5 Ways to Soothe Symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Do you experience frequent abdominal discomfort, pain associated with digestion, and frequent trips to the bathroom? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS (Irritabel Bowel Syndrome) is a category that many digestive distress conditions are thrown into–this includes changes in bowel movements, abdominal pain, and digestive distress.  This is not a disease, yet pharmaceutical companies are capitalizing on the discomfort of the American people. After all, there are over 300 different medications for IBS. Yikes! Interestingly enough, IBS is the #1 reason for worker absenteeism in the United States. It is estimated that 10-15% of the adult population experiences symptoms, and is the most common reason for presenting to one’s primary care physician. This is a huge topic of focus when I am presenting at companies and conventions for wellness in the workplace. While I don’t feel that diagnosing yourself or labeling yourself as...

5 Elements to Powerfully Detox Your Body

When you’re experiencing skin breakouts, sluggish thinking, and low energy, you may have a build-up of toxins and free radicals in your body. Your organs need help detoxing them and sending these particles on their way! This whole-foods based, gluten-free, dairy-free program will help re-train your habits, provide the real nourishment to help your organs cleanse themselves, and get you motivated to continue such a strategically healthy lifestyle!If you’re ready to eliminate toxins and free radicals from your body naturally, check out some of the key features of the 10-Day Power Foods Detox: 1)  Protein at Every Meal For Blood Sugar Stability 2) Liquid Hydration & Sauna Use 3) Quality Fats for Hormones and Enzyme Activiation 4) Consistent Vegetable Intake for Vitamins & Minerals Absorption 5)  Alternative to Sugars to Maintain Compliance Without a STRATEGY and SYSTEM that makes it simple and doable, you’ll be setting yourself up for frustration! I...

5 Ways to Reduce Symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Are you experiencing an upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation frequent bathroom trips, and embarrassing cancellations to events due to symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome?). If so, you’re not alone. IBS Symptoms are the #1 reason for worker absenteeism–this condition of a “spastic colon”impacts nearly 60 million Americans. In this blog post, I wish to address the top 5 ways you can naturally soothe the symptoms of IBS. But first, I need to open your mind. The food you eat has the greatest power over the way your body functions. Food breaks down to chemicals which impact your hormones, your moods, energy, skin . . . everything! Those chemicals are the very fuel that tell your body to be on alert and go into distres or to create balance and harmony. When you experience diarrhea, constipation, and frequent trips to the restroom, this is likely being exacerbated by an improper diet...