10 Things You Can Try To Start Healing Your Gut

I try and eat healthy every day, but sometimes circumstances make it challenging. For instance, a few weeks I went on a 4-hour road trip to Eugene from Tacoma. I’d only packed one sandwich and the event lasted all day (my fault for not packing better of course).

We ended up stopping for some MOD Pizza, which, don’t get me wrong, is fantastic eating. But because I’d been on such a strict plant-based, minimal processed foods diet prior to that, it caused a stir in my gut.

Luckily I brought all of my multivitamins, which includes my [Life] enzyme pills. Just two of those did the trick within 5 minutes. Outside of poorly planned road trips, here are ways I normally keep my digestive system clean, healthy, and properly functioning:

  1. [Life] Enzymes
  2. Probiotic
  3. Greek yogurt w/almonds and blueberries
  4. Psyllium Husk Fiber
  5. Organic Greens by Paleoethics
  6. Glutamine
  7. Almond milk
  8. Apple cider vinegar w/”the mother”
  9. Ginger and Turmeric Tea
  10. Organic bone broth w/garlic, cayenne, lemon juice, turmeric, black pepper, and paprika.

If you’d like to know more about gut health in general, register here for a free online lecture where you receive all of the personalized tools to own your own health!

 

*I do not own the cover image*

Copyright (c) 2019 vitaminvoyager.com, All Rights Reserved

Vitamin Voyager: Intro To Plant-Based Bodybuilding Portion of Mind-Body-Soul Program

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been modifying my posts to fit the goal of VVN.

In this video, I talk about my 8-Week bodybuilding workout I created years ago while training for competition back in my Air Force days. Now, as a certified Holistic Health Coach with over 100 credits of nutrition and wellness-related courses from Arizona State under my belt, I’ve tweaked my workout to include a more science-backed, plant-based diet with heavy emphasis on breathing and tuning into your body. This bodybuilding routine is a key component in my 12-week Mind-Body-Soul program.

Along with the “body” part of my program, I’ve been putting much time into mindfulness and spiritual/inner-self practices. As I continue my research and absorb the knowledge, I add to the program, so stay tuned for A TON more exciting stuff on life-altering changes on the Vitamin Voyager Network!

Copyright (c) 2018 Vitaminvoyager.com, All Rights Reserved.

Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is a form of chicken cooked on a skewer that rotates to cook the chicken evenly while also basting itself in its own juices. It was a popular dish during Medieval times due to its convenient way of evenly cooking the whole chicken, sometimes having a “spit boy” specifically for the task of turning the skewer.

Although considered a healthy meal in moderation, it is important to note a few things about rotisserie chicken’s nutritional content: 1) Total Fat per serving 2) Total sodium per serving 3) Cholesterol. The amount of fat in a serving is good for one day alone, but the saturated fat is what you’ll want to be mindful of. Also, one serving of chicken is equivalent to ½ the amount of salt you should have a day, so if you’ve had anything such as soda, chips, fries, Gatorade, cup noodles, etc. throughout the day, chances are you’ve already gone over the recommended daily intake of sodium consumption.

Rotisserie Chicken Ingredients:

  1. 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
  2. ¼ Cup of butter, melted
  3. 1 tablespoon of salt
  4. 1 tablespoon of paprika
  5. ¼ tablespoon of ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Season the inside of the chicken with a pinch of salt. Place the chicken on a rotisserie and set the grill on high. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. During that time, quickly mix together the butter, 1 tablespoon of salt, paprika, and pepper. Turn the grill down to medium and baste the chicken with the butter mixture. Close the lid and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (83 degrees C) when taken in the thigh with a meat thermometer.
  3. Remove from the rotisserie and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

Serving Size: 11.3 oz (½ chicken)

Calories: 655

From Fat: 306 (46.7%)

Total Fat: 34g

Saturated Fat: 9g

Carbohydrates:  2g

From Fiber: 0.3g

Protein: 80g

Cholesterol: 254mg

Sodium: 1188mg (50% of daily intake)

Est. Preparation Time: 1 hr 45 minutes
Recipe from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/93168/rotisserie-chicken/

Healthy Recipe Books and Cookbooks: