Gut

The end of the Heal Your Gut Challenge

Hi everyone!

We are hosting a potluck this Saturday to celebrate the end of the Heal Your Gut Challenge.
There's even an event on Facebook!

Challenge participants:
We need to hear about how you did in the last 6 weeks!

Send me an email (fluxcrossfit.info@gmail.com) with your testimonial; include your points, failures & successes, what was easy/what was hard and what you learned.

You could win some great prizes! (and you don't have to be at the potluck to win, but we'd like to see you!)

Here's a reminder of the Challenge guidelines:

-no sugar; no cheat days
-no alcohol
-no gluten
-no dairy
-eat organ meat once per week
-make bone broth; drink 1 cup per day
-consume 30 different plant matter per week
-sleep in a dark room
-turn off electronics 1 hour before bed
-workout 4 hours per week
-eat fermented food every day
-eat resistant starch every day
-take high quality fish oil
-take magnesium and zinc

Prizes:

-Flux gear
-massage therapy gift certificate with Heidi
-Cool Springs Ranch gift certificate
-Rogue gear
-pair of Innov8

from the Flux archives!
from the Flux archives!

The Gut Talk & Community Potluck

We're hosting a Flux Community Potluck on Saturday, November 1; come to the talk before (details below) or just for the food at 5pm - either way, hope to see lots of you there!

You can RSVP on Facebook, or just write a comment here with what you plan on bringing to the potluck.


The Gut Talk - Discussing the Connection Between the Gut and the Brain with Dr. Marika Geis

Topics covered: 
- healing your gut essentially puts you on track for healthy aging and mitigates the risk factors involved in the development of chronic disease;

- outlining the basics of gut physiology and the links to immunity, inflammation, and mood;

- a loose guide identifying when something is amiss - what does dysfunction look like; and

- what to do about it - simple tools to heal every stage of digestion.

About Dr. Marika Geis:
Marika is a registered, licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. She trained at the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario and was graduated in May of 2006.
Her clinical year brought with it valuable experience working with HIV/AIDS patients at the Sherbourne Health Centre, in addition to her regular rotation at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest in North America.
In the years leading up to her role as Naturopathic Doctor, Marika earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary. She has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, India and Taiwan in addition to the Middle East and Australia. Her travels have brought unique learning experiences which continue to resonate and inform her approach to living as balanced and fulfilled a life as possible.

This talk will take place at Flux - School of Human Movement, 3424 13th Avenue on Saturday, November 1st at 4pm. This event is FREE but we will be accepting donations for the non-profit organization - Regina Cat Rescue. The talk will be followed by a potluck to celebrate the end of our “Heal Your Gut Challenge 2014’.

The Entangled Animal Speaker's Series was created by Principal Coach and Owner of Flux - School of Human Movement, Darci Anderson, as a way for people to critically engage with and ask questions on topics related to food, health and ecology. Past guest speakers include Dr. Shannon Hayes, author of Long Way on a Little and The Radical Homemaker's Guide and Mr. Philip Brass of the Peepeekisis First Nation.




HEAL YOUR GUT CHALLENGE 2014

HERE WE GO!!!
I HAVE PUSHED THE START DATE TO NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

THIS IS A 6 WEEK CHALLENGE.

WE ARE USING A GOLF SCORING SYSTEM SO THE LOWER YOUR SCORE THE BETTER.  HAVE A DRINK, GIVE YOURSELF A POINT.  NO ORGAN MEAT? GIVE YOURSELF A POINT.


1. NO SUGAR. NO CHEAT DAYS. NO SUGAR SUBSTITUTES.  NO AGAVE, HONEY, STEVIA, DATES (FOR NOW).

2. NO ALCOHOL.

3. NO GLUTEN.

4. NO DAIRY. (JUST TRY IT. 6 WEEKS WON'T KILL YOU).  EXEMPT FROM THIS IS BUTTER AND GHEE FOR COOKING.

5. EAT ORGAN MEAT ONCE A WEEK.  AND DON'T EAT ORGAN MEAT FROM A SICKLY, INDUSTRIALLY RAISED ANIMAL. COOL SPRINGS RANCH HAS GREAT ORGAN MEAT.
http://www.coolspringsranch.ca

6. MAKE BONE BROTH ONCE A WEEK AND CONSUME A CUP EVERYDAY. EVERY CULTURE IN THE WORLD EXTOLS THE VIRTUE OF BONE BROTH.  IT DOES WONDERS FOR THE GUT AS WELL AS YOUR JOINTS.

GET YOUR SOUP POT ON AND FILL IT WITH WHATEVER. NOT ONLY IS BROTH NUTRITIONALLY DENSE, IT IS A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY AND ELIMINATE WASTE.  ONION PEELS, CARROT TOPS, PARSLEY, YOU NAME IT.  AND USE CHICKEN FEET AS THEY ARE FULL OF COLLAGEN! YOUR JOINTS WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT. SAME AS NUMBER 5, DON'T USE CHICKEN CARCASSES OF SICKLY ANIMALS.
I HAVE INCLUDED 2 LINKS THAT EXPLAIN HOW TO MAKE BROTH AS WELL AS ITS HEALTH BENEFITS.
http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/16/bone-broth-benefits.aspx

WHERE DO I BUY CHICKEN FEET? MY GO TO IS COOL SPRINGS RANCH http://www.coolspringsranch.ca

7. NOURISH YOUR GUT - EAT 30 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANT MATTER EVERY WEEK.

8. SLEEP IN A VERY DARK ROOM. TURN OFF THE ELECTRONICS A GOOD HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.

9. TRAIN 4 HOURS A WEEK. 3 HOURS MINIMUM AT FLUX, ONE HOUR AT LEAST OUTSIDE (WITH KIDS, ANIMALS, FRIENDS, WHATEVER).

10. EAT FERMENTED FOOD EVERYDAY.

11. EAT RESISTANCE STARCH EVERYDAY. SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK - http://freetheanimal.com/2013/12/resistant-primer-newbies.html

12.  TAKE A GOOD QUALITY FISH OIL. WE NOW CARRY NORDIC NATURALS FISH OIL -  THE BEST GRADE OUT THERE.

13. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TAKE SOME BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF YOURSELF. ALSO, MEASURE YOUR BELLY  AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE CHALLENGE.

14. TAKE MAGNESIUM AND ZINC.

15. SOME FRUIT IS OK. GO FOR BERRIES OVER APPLES AND BANANAS.

16. OATS? http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-oats-healthy/#axzz3DaxErPlh
IT SEEMS THAT YOU CAN MITIGATE SOME OF THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF OATS THROUGH FERMENTATION. A BIT OF WORK. IF YOU ARE HAVING GUT ISSUES - BLOATING AND GAS, CUT THEM OUT FOR THE 6 WEEKS.  I THINK THE ELIMINATION DIET IS THE WAY TO GO FOR THE 6 WEEKS. TAKE THEM OUT FOR 6 WEEKS AND THEN REINTRODUCE.

17. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT AND WHAT WORKS FOR SOME MIGHT NOT WORK FOR OTHERS. HERE IS A GOOD GUIDELINE FOR DETERMINING HOW MANY CARBS YOU SHOULD BE TAKING IN.

http://chriskresser.com/the-3-step-process-to-determining-your-ideal-carbohydrate-intake

http://chriskresser.com/7-things-everyone-should-know-about-low-carb-diets

PRIZES-
ROGUE GEAR
FLUX GEAR
MASSAGE WITH HEIDI
A PAIR OF INNOV8 SHOES
AND MUCH MORE!!!!

ANY QUESTIONS?


The Gut and YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfltcNTpHEM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5pl6lgjJ8&feature=related

I have attached a few links on the benefits of living food -in particular raw milk. Marc Mcaffee explains that 80% of the immune system is the bacteria in the gut. Part of the problem is that modern life, in its obsession with germs and bacteria, has thrown the baby out with the bath water. We need bacteria!

A warning, the video of the dairy cows that are raised in the industrial dairy system are visually disturbing.