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15
Jul

How To Grow A Garden SUCCESSFULLY …

… Even If You DON’T Have A Green Thumb

 

Grow 20 – 28 plants in less than 3 square feet of space

Using 90% less water than a regular garden

Eat fresh, home grown, nutrient-dense produce from garden to table.

Fresher than organic produce you buy in your natural foods market.

As good or better quality compared with purchased organic produce.

Be absolutely certain about the high quality, nutrient dense food you eat.

No loss of nutrients from being shipped long distances or sitting in the grocery store produce case.

No questions about whether it came from the other side of the country, 3000 miles away, or across the border from Mexico or across the globe from China.

Save money on grocery bills.

Never have to say you can’t afford organic food again.

Details Here.

Join us on

Friday, July 17, 2015

6:00 p.m.

 

Location

159 E. 3rd Ave.

Escondido, CA 92025

 

RSVP to Dr. Farlow at 760-807-7117760-807-7117

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27
May

How to Get Around the High Cost of Organic Food

Do you want to eat healthfully, but find it too expensive to eat organic?

It doesn’t have to be.

It’s true that food prices are going up and organic is getting more costly.

It’s also true that organic is not the same as it was a few years ago.

The conventional food industry has entered the organic food market in order to get their piece of the organic pie. But they are not committed to the organic standards. And every year, they are chiseling away, allowing synthetics and other ingredients that should not be allowed in organic.

In addition, certified organic does not mean pesticide free. It just means that only those pesticides approved for organic use are used on organic crops.

When organic food is out of reach of your budget,what does that leave you?

It leaves conventional and GMO.

Did you know that  conventional crops, even those not genetically modified, are sprayed with Roundup with carcinogenic glyphosate? Even if you avoid the Dirty Dozen and opt for the Clean 15, you’re still getting less nutrient dense food.

So, what can you do to eat better than organic for less than the cost of organic …

… and fresher than what you get at Jimbo’s, Sprouts, Whole Foods or the farmer’s market?

Join us on Friday, May 29 at my office at 6 p.m. to learn about the Tower Garden, a vertical, aeroponic growing system that uses no soil, 90% less water, is non-GMO, waters itself and grows year round.

Don’t let the high cost of organic food keep you from eating healthy food.

Call NOW 760-807-7117760-807-7117

or email dr.cfarlow(at)cox.net

to RSVP and join us Friday, May 29.

See you there.

Yours in health,

Dr.Christine H. Farlow, D.C.

 

21
May

15 Pounds and 6 ½ Inches

That’s how much a patient of mine lost on her first five weeks of her Transformations 360® Program.  She’s looking great … glowing, and feeling fantastic with so much more energy.

Since she started T-360®, her co-workers have been so impressed with how great she was looking, they started a “Greatest Loser” program where she works.

She’s in the number 1 spot so far.

Before starting the Transformations 360® Program, she was frustrated because she had been struggling trying to lose weight for YEARS.

She lost nearly seven pounds her first week, then between one and three pounds each week since. This is the average weight loss on this program.

Her weight loss goal when she started was 30 pounds. She is so excited about how she is feeling and how well she is doing, she’s now upgraded her goal to 45 pounds.

So, what is the Transformations 360® Program?

Transformations 360® is about empowering your life for wellness.

The first step is establishing your Wellness Index. You fill out an assessment questionnaire and are evaluated for 15 conditions based upon your symptoms. This gives you a baseline of your un-healthy markers.

Next, you follow a ketogenic, elimination diet … eating real whole foods. This provides you with enhanced energy and an improved mental state.

The eating plan is designed to help you lose abdominal fat, maintain muscle mass and reduce elevated blood sugar. You will take a nutrient dense protein drink which provides the nutrients you need to maintain healthy body functions, lose weight healthfully and eliminates hunger cravings so you feel good while on the program.

Re-evaluation of your Wellness Index helps to pinpoint food allergies and sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies and chronic conditions. It identifies the root cause of your symptoms so you can correct un-healthy markers. Chronic conditions need the attention of a health care practitioner … who can help you improve your health and reverse conditions like pre-diabetes.

What makes this program more effective than other weight loss programs?

On the Transformations 360® Program you …

  • maintain your muscle mass while you lose fat so you retain your body’s calorie-burning engine.
  • learn healthy eating habits that not only help you lose the weight, but also to keep it off.
  • address functional health imbalances so you’re able to lose weight, maintain your weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels.
  • pinpoint food intolerances, address them, and keep the weight off.
  • feel good during weight loss, without hunger, cravings, low energy or mental fatigue, which makes it easy to stick with the program.

How can you benefit?

Take the WICO® Score Test to establish your baseline of health.

Fill in the form at the top right of this page NOW to request your WICO® Access Code.

After you submit your WICO Test, you will receive an email to set up a consultation, at no charge … a $175 value.

Sign up for you complimentary WICO® Score Test NOW. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll look and feel great!

15
Apr

Say No to the Yo-Yo … Weight Loss for Life

Have you ever gone on a diet, lost weight, only to gain it back, and then some?

At some point, did you just throw your hands up in despair and say “what’s the use?”

Do you want to know

  • the real reason why dieting doesn’t work?
  • why you gain more weight with each diet you go on?
  • and then eventually enter the ranks of the diabetics?

Here’s why …

When you diet, you lose muscle mass as you lose weight instead of losing just fat. This reduces your body’s “calorie-burning engine.”

When you go on a diet, lose the weight you want, then go off the diet … if you haven’t learned how to make the correct changes to your unhealthy food habits and if you go back to eating the foods that caused you to gain weight in the first place, you will gain the weight back.

In other words, if you didn’t learn healthy eating habits to help you maintain the weight loss, you’ll gain it back.

If you’re eating foods that are not blood-sugar friendly, i.e. foods that raise your blood sugar, like candy, cookies, pastries, energy bars, sodas, fruit juices and even too much fruit, you’re setting yourself up to not only become a diabetic, but also to gain weight.

When you go on a diet to lose weight and your focus is solely on the weight loss, you miss the reason for the inability to maintain your weight loss. There may be underlying functional health imbalances that prevent you from maintaining a healthy weight and healthy blood sugar over time.

The adverse effects of hidden food sensitivities that may have been diminished or eliminated when you avoided the guilty foods while on your diet come back with a vengeance when you go back to eating them, which in turn brings the weight back.

And if the diet program you’re on allows you to be hungry, have food cravings, low energy or brain fog the likelihood that you will stick with it is greatly decreased.

Does this mean that you should give up, forget about losing weight and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and just learn to live with it? Wait for the diagnosis and the drugs?

Absolutely not!

There is a way to achieve and maintain healthy weight loss and prevent the onset of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The first step is a health assessment to get a baseline measure of your state of health. You need to find out if you have any functional health conditions that may be preventing you from losing the weight and keeping it off.

Following a ketogenic elimination diet, with the essential supportive nutrients, will allow you to biochemically set your body to use excess fat for fuel while protecting muscle mass, i.e. preventing you from losing muscle mass as you lose weight, and reducing elevated blood sugar, as well as eliminating hunger, maintaining blood sugar, having high energy and a clear mind.

Most important is to be eating “the right” whole foods your prepare from scratch … no packaged foods, no gimmicks, just real food and specific nutrients designed to support your body in healthy weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels.

Losing weight is not just about weight loss. It’s about improving your health and in the process allowing your body to achieve a normal weight.

Say NO to the Yo-Yo and YES to Weight Loss for Life.

Start now on the road to a healthier you.

Find out  your wellness Index by filling in the form at the top right of this page to request an access code to determine your WICO® Wellness score and receive a complimentary consultation.

Note: This is not medical advice. This information is for educational purposes only. If you have a medical condition, check with your health care practitioner before starting on any diet program.

14
Dec

Vegetarian vs. Non-Vegetarian

The debate has been ongoing, probably for centuries. There are those who claim that being a vegetarian is the healthiest way to eat. Others contend that animal proteins are necessary for good health. There appear to be credible sources on each side of the debate.

Who do you believe?

If we take a look at the animal kingdom, we note that …

  • Herbiverous (plant eating) animals have a very long digestive system with several stomachs to digest and extract the nutrients from plants.
  • Predatory animals have a short digestive system and cannot digest plant foods.

The human digestive system is short, similar to that of predatory animals, with one stomach, and produces enzymes that only break down animal products.

So, are humans supposed to eat only animal foods?

In actuality, both plant foods and animal foods serve a purpose for our bodies and our health.

Animal foods build our bodies and nourish our cells. They feed our bodies to meet our complex nutritional needs.

Plant foods, on the other hand, are cleansing and detoxifying. They help to remove toxins from our bodies and aid in healing.

This is why programs like juice fasting and vegan diets help people to heal from serious illnesses. But once your body is finished cleansing, you have to feed and nourish your body to rebuild your health.

Nourish Your Body And Build Good Health

Nourishment and health building is best done with clean animal foods from organic, grass-fed, pastured animals raised in the outdoors and sunshine, allowed to eat their native diets.

Both animal foods and plant foods, raw and cooked, are part of an ongoing healthy diet.

How much of each should you eat?

It varies. Because we are all unique individuals, there is no one eating prescription that is right for everyone.

When you are eating only healthy foods, you need to pay attention to your senses.

  • Are you hungry?
  • What do you feel like eating?
  • Does it smell good?
  • Does it taste good?
  • Do you feel satisfied after you eat it?

Tune in to what your body wants. When you listen, you will be eating what your body needs.

Need help with healthy eating and choosing the healthy foods that are right for you?

Fill in the form at the top right of the page to request a FREE Consultation.

Source: Feeding Versus Cleansing by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride

3
Dec

Are You Ready For A Healthy Holiday For A Change?

What Is Your Holidays Mindset?

There will be holiday parties at work, school, with family and friends. The goodies will be abundant … most full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

Will you be among those who say…

“It’s the holidays. I’m just going to enjoy the food and festivities and think about getting healthy in January.”

Are you going to let yourself put on an extra five or ten pounds thinking you’ll lose it after the first of the year when you make those New Year’s resolutions that you never keep? And that five pounds accumulates every year so that you’ve added an extra 20, 30 or 50 pounds that you don’t know how to get rid of because all the diets you’ve tried have been a dismal failure?

Or are you going to take charge of your health this holiday season?

You can enjoy the fun and festivities and still have a healthy holiday.

Here are a few tips …

Prepare healthy holiday foods. Last time, I gave you a great many suggestions for healthy Thanksgiving fare. The same foods that are healthy for Thanksgiving can also be prepared for the upcoming holidays this month. If you want some variety, different from Thanksgiving food choices, keep these points in mind …

  • Focus on healthy animal proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
  • Eat frequent small meals, every two or three hours, but don’t overeat. You can still have three main meals, but eat smaller portions to account for the between-meal snacks.
  • Choose healthy snack foods, like nuts and seeds, fruit and nuts, celery, carrot or apple slices with nut butter.

If you have to have those baked goodies, try some Paleo recipes using coconut flour instead of wheat or other grains.

Here’s a recipe for Nut Butter Bars from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Primal BluePrint Cookbook. (used with permission) page 196.

1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup hazelnuts
1 1/2 cups pecans
2/3 cup flax meal
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup unsalted almond butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Optional…
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or dried fruit

Place almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, flax meal, shredded coconut, nut butter, salt and molasses in a food processor. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to put in half of the nuts, pulse a few times and then add the rest. Process until the consistency is fairly smooth (but not completely) then slowly drizzle in the oil until a coarse paste forms. Stir in chocolate or dried ftuit, if using. Scrape the batter into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment and press down evenly to fill the pan. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably more, until bars harden.

Here’s a recipe for Carob Coconut Candy. I threw it together one night when I had a fierce chocolate craving. It’s been a favorite ever since.

So, here you have two healthy dessert recipes that you can use this holiday season to help keep your holidays healthy.

 

15
Nov

Healthy Holiday Fare

The holidays are just around the corner.

This is the time of year when we celebrate with family, friends, coworkers and FOOD! … Often the wrong kinds of  foods and frequently too much.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

You can celebrate and have healthy food that tastes great too!

Last time, in”Wake Up Call: Prevent Disease Before It is Too Late,” I wrote about how we’re dying younger than our parents. And the first place to look for the cause of our declining health is in the food we eat.

Our food today is refined, denatured, genetically engineered and sprayed heavily with toxic pesticides. Virtually all health-giving nutrients are processed out, with a few token synthetic nutrients added back to make you think you’re getting something good … but you’re not. There is almost nothing in so many of the foods on the market that will support vibrant health. If you keep eating these foods, the only possibility is poor health. And it’s happening at younger and younger ages today.

So, what are you supposed to eat?

There are a lot of healthy foods that will nourish your body and taste great too! Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, here’s a link to Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s the full fare from the turkey to the dessert. And yes, there are healthy desserts that you can eat on a healthy diet.

If these don’t suit your fancy, check out the Thanksgiving recipes and dozens of other healthy recipes I posted on my Healthy Eating Advisor blog.

To reverse the current trend of declining health and earlier death, you must eliminate the cause. By eating healthy, nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich foods, you will nourish your body and your health will start to improve.

Get personalized help …

… in improving your eating habits, your nutritional status and getting your family on the right track to a healthier body and healthier life. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Just fill in the form at the top right of this page and request a Free Consultation.

5
Nov

Wake Up Call: Prevent Disease Before It is Too Late

In the last two years, one cousin and three close friends have died. The first two friends were my best girl friends from childhood. We played together from elementary school age and graduated high school together. The third was one of my college friends.

My cousin, who is younger than I, died in September 2010 from lymphoma. My first girlfriend died in August 2010 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her husband, who also graduated from high school with us, preceded her in death in 2009. My second childhood girlfriend, succumbed in June of this year, to cancer. My college friend just died suddenly October 3, 2012.

It is being said that our children’s generation will not live as long as their parents. I think it’s already happening.

We are not living as long as our parents.

Read more.

19
Oct

Getting Your Kids To Eat Healthy Food

Common complaints I hear from parents are …

  • My kids won’t eat vegetables.
  • My kids won’t eat fruit.
  • My kids won’t drink water.
  • My kids only want to eat at fast food restaurants.
  • My kids don’t like healthy food.

How do you get kids to eat healthy food?

First, it’s important to know that kids learn to like what they are taught to eat.

They like cookies, candy, chips, French fries, pizza and soda because they were given those foods by parents, relatives or friends.

Teaching kids to eat healthfully starts when they’re little, preferably before they’re born. The mom should make sure that all the food she eats not only while pregnant, but when thinking about getting pregnant, should be healthy and nourishing.

Ideally a child should be breast fed for at least one year, preferably two or longer. When the child is ready for solid foods, only healthy foods should be introduced. Skip the candy, ice cream, cake and cookies. This is where poor eating habits start.

When my daughter was a toddler, I used to do mommy-and-me gymnastics with her. One mom came with her son and a daughter less than a year old who stayed in a stroller during the class. To keep her little girl quiet, the mom used to give her red licorice to chew on. That mom was teaching her daughter to like candy, a substance that when eaten regularly over a lifetime will make her susceptible to developing a weak immune system, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

What if that mother had given her child some grapes, banana slices or cooked carrots instead? Then she would have been teaching her to like healthy foods.

If a child is only given healthy foods, they will develop their likes and dislikes for among the healthy foods and they WILL like healthy food.

Now, I understand that other people like to give your kids treats. They will just have to be trained … to only give your kids healthy, pre-approved foods and snacks.

When your children get to be school age and if they go to school, rather than be home-schooled, their teachers will have to be trained.

There are a few schools nationwide that serve only healthy food and only allow healthy food to be brought to school. They don’t even allow candy and cupcakes for birthdays. Now while some may think this is terrible, I think these schools should be set up as an example for all schools to imitate. The schools that have implemented this policy have shown more alertness among their students and better academic performance.

When kids learn healthy eating habits while young, they get a healthier start in life and their healthy eating habits will carry over into their teen and adult years and they will have better health to live a longer and healthier life.

What do you do now if your kids are not healthy eaters?

I have a tool, called “My Personal Food Planner” that you can use to transition to healthier eating habits. Print one out for every member of your family.

You will list the unhealthy foods you like to eat in the left column and healthy foods you like or would like to try, that you can substitute for the unhealthy one, in the three right columns.

Every day or every couple days, choose one unhealthy food that you are ready to  eliminate from your diet and substitute a healthy one. Keep doing this until you are no longer eating the unhealthy foods.

Let your school-age children make their own Personal Food Planners. Kids cooperate better if they know they have some control. For younger kids, sit down with them and let them tell you what foods they want to substitute, with a little help from you. Make this a family adventure … exploring new and healthier foods.

Here are some healthy recipes to help you get started.

My two favorite cookbooks are …

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

Nourishing Traditions

Click here for “Recommended Reading.”

1
Oct

How To Feel Better And Improve Your Health

Do you feel less healthy than you’d like? Do you have health issues that don’t want to go away no matter what you do to try to alleviate them?

Have you been to doctors, only to have them tell you there’s nothing wrong with you?

Health is not the absence of disease. It is a state of well being in body, mind and spirit. When you are truly healthy, you’ll feel a zest for living, an abundance of energy to get up and go do the things you love to do. Anything less is not real health.

What makes it challenging when you go to the doctor not feeling well and you’re told there’s nothing wrong with you is that you know there is something wrong, but the tests just aren’t picking it up.

You see, there isn’t a distinct line between health and disease. In most cases, it’s a gradual process. You don’t go from healthy to having a disease overnight, unless you came in contact with something that causes an immediate reaction. Most of the time, there are shades of gray where you’re not healthy, but you’re not sick enough for the tests medical science has available to detect it.

Don’t despair. There is hope.

Read More.