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How to Assess your Bowel Movements (Poop Tells All!)

While you may feel it’s taboo to talk about the big B.M. (bowel movement), it’s actually a very important point of discussion in the Power Foods Lifestyle, and a topic I bring up frequently with my clients. Your bowel movements often tell the story of what’s going on in your digestive tract. The Bristol Stool Chart is the point of reference we use in the PFL that I will explain in the body of this text. I hope you have a great take-away from this information and say to yourself: “I need to listen to what’s going on in my body. Abnormal bowel movements and/or flatulence are my body saying, ‘Look, we have some problems. I can’t handle this.’ I need to change up what I’m eating to honor what it’s telling me.” Regular Bowel Movements BM happens in the first 2-3 hours of the day naturally Regular means 2-4x/day Well formed stools...

The Power Foods Lifestyle Cheat Sheet | Episode #199

If only there were a method to help people find the way of eating that works best for them, while applying all of the principles that are proven to prevent disease, extend life, and improve natural energy along the way! But there is! And it’s called The Power Foods Lifestyle! In this episode of the Body Buddies Podcast, Kristy Jo discusses the Power Foods Lifestyle Cheat Sheet and how simple it is to get started today, even while you are learning! Kristy Jo asks those who follow the PFL to become a Strategist of their own health, which requires them to enter a new way of thinking. The PFL has been shown to reduce cholesterol, soothe digestive distress, reduce if not completely eliminate headaches and migraines, boost natural energy, raise metabolism, and prevent as well as reverse many chronic health conditions. The PFL is science, plain and simple. “The Power Foods...

How to Reduce Headaches Naturally

Whether you experience a throbbing ache, migraines, or cluster headaches, this blog post is for you! An aching head makes for a miserable day. And if you are not feeling well, it’s difficult to show up as your best self in all you do. In this blog post and my most recent podcast episode, I will walk you through some very important conversations and thoughts. I want you to look at your health life and ask yourself some questions to find the answer of how to prevent your headaches. If you can see how it the mind and body are all connected, then perhaps you will believe you can DO something to start preventing pain. Actions to work on the root cause, rather than treating symptoms only, is where you’ll find the lasting solution. You have control over your life. You can find the Root Cause of your symptoms and start...

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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...