Dr. Mandy’s Top 3 Paleo Priorities!

You don’t have to change everything at once. It can take a lot of time to learn a new way to eat and prepare food. Dr. Mandy recommends starting with replacing highly inflammatory fats with pastured butter, ghee (clarified butter), coconut oil, or bacon fat. Once that doesn’t feel “hard” anymore, move on to replacing your protein sources. Northwest Arkansas has multiple options to source grass fed beef, pastured chicken, pork and eggs. Wild caught seafood instead of farmed seafood can be found at Ozark Natural Foods and other health food stores in the area. Once you’ve figured all of that out, focus on your fruits and veggies. The best way to do this is by joining a CSA (community supported agriculture.) When you join a CSA, you pay a lump sum payment at the beginning of the season and then get a box of weekly produce. The types of produce vary every week and are a great way to support local farmers and try out something new.

Get outside!

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This is George. He’s my dog and he’s pretty energetic. He LOVES going for walks. This is his, “WALK!” face. 🙂

A few days ago our weather felt like a lovely day in April instead of January, so George and I took advantage of that fact and took a walk at lunchtime. That wasn’t my plan for lunchtime though, I intended on running errands, starting laundry, and doing other various ‘mom’ things during my lunch break. I almost did all of those other things, but when I walked to my car from the office and saw the lovely blue sky and felt the warmth of the sun, I decided all of my other stuff could wait. It was a good reminder that wellness is more than just eating all of the right foods and exercise. Wellness means being outside in nature too. During my walk I soaked up that sunshine and just enjoyed being outside and moving. It was a huge boost to my mood and well-being.

Even if the weather is cold, still bundle up and get outside and absorb some of those benefits. Did you know that Dr. Mandy walks Jude to school every morning? If it’s cold, they run. 🙂

 

 

 

Silver Amalgam Fillings and Your Health

Dr. Denny introduces us to his dad, Dr. Donald Warren, D.D.S, who is a well known natural dentist. The video is in 2 parts and well worth the watch.

Learn all about how the mercury fillings that most of us have in our mouths are affecting our health and what to do to fix it.