Category: Nutrition

Functional Medicine Health Coaching-my passion

  This is a very creative way to showcase what I do at Colorá Health Coaching…my passion. What is Functional Medicine Health Coaching? How do I combine coaching skills with the science behind? This video is a great summary, an introduction to Colorá Health Coaching. My clients embark in a health journey when they work...
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Hormesis, when a little bit of stress is good…

  The human body is incredible. It is designed to continuously adapt to and thrive in a largely unpredictable environment. Welcome to the powerful concept of eustress – or hormesis: the physiological phenomenon whereby the body derives long-term benefits and strength from short, potent episodes of challenge or stress. Hormesis is a term that has...
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Meatballs with Saffron Sauce

  My mom cooks the best meatballs in the world! I have enjoyed her recipe since I was a child and now when I go back to Spain the “albóndigas” are always in the fridge waiting for me. It is a simple recipe, here it goes: Ingredients: Meatballs • 1 pound ground beef or turkey...
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The Power of Glutathione and Why We Need it

  Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in our body. It is critical for Phase 2 Liver Detoxification. It is made thanks to a process called Methylation. It requires the following nutrients: glutamine, glycine, selenium, B6 and cysteine. Glutathione conjugates heavy metals such as: lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum to escort them out of the...
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White Beans with Vegetables and Fish

  I love legumes, they are full of fiber, some anti-cancer properties and they are a great way to rest from animal protein. Actually, I recommend my clients to have one meatless day a week, and legumes are a great way to accomplish that. Take a look at my previous recipe using lentils for one...
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What is Inflammation? The Beginning of Everything…

  In order to understand what Inflammation is, let’s talk about the Immune System first: Both detective and defender, the immune system’s primary job is to Tolerate and then NOT react! It accurately identifies a real threat via molecular structures. It is internally regulated and balanced. Inflammatory signals are counterbalanced by anti-inflammatory signals; strong innate...
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Health Tips When Working from Home

  We find ourselves working from home very often (if not always!) these days…and it could be a blessing. Here are some useful tips to bear in mind when we are working from the comfort of our homes: 1. Implement a daily schedule and own it. Remember to take breaks! It’s important to build a...
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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

  This is my 100th blog!! So, I would like to celebrate with a yummy dessert recipe! Ingredients: • ½ cup ground oatmeal (ideally, organic gluten free rolled oats) • ½ tsp of baking powder • ½ tsp cinnamon • ½ pumpkin spice • ¼ cup canned pumpkin • 2 tbs coconut milk • 3...
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An Epidemic of Metabolic Dysfunction

  An epidemic.
40-50% of American adults have prediabetes or worse. 1980 was an inflection point for the epidemic. Also, from 2001- 2011, T2D increased from ~3% to 45% of total adolescent diabetes diagnoses. Insulin resistance emerges in American adults ~13 years prior to a T2D diagnosis. In children, this may be in less than two...
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Acid Reflux: Truth vs. Myth

  In the center of your chest, there is a small, muscular tunnel that separates the end of your esophagus from your stomach. Think of it like a fist that can be closed tightly or loosely. It’s a muscle called your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When you’re eating, the fist should be open and loose,...
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