IDM Client Success Story
Lakshmi Conquers Type 2 Diabetes with Fasting
Coach Nadia Pataguana asks:
‘Why is it taking so long to lose weight, despite fasting and keto?’
The benefits of hemp seeds
Plenty of minerals and great stress relief!
Hemp is a great source of healthy fats and protein. Derived from the Cannabis Satvia Plant, hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally complete vegan food sources in the world.
They are a mineral powerhouse. A one-ounce serving fulfills 45% of your daily magnesium needs, 21% of your zinc, 15% of your iron as well as 10% of your required potassium.
They are a complete source of plant-based protein, with all 20 amino acids, and offer a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 – 3 EFSs for immune and cardiovascular health.
Hemp seeds are also high in arginine, which produces nitric oxide (NO) to reduce hypertension, as well as high in magnesium, which makes it a great stress and anxiety reliever!
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Preparing for a Fast
IDM Educator Brenda Zorn gets ready for an extended fast
There are many ways to prepare for an extended fast. If you’ll be fasting for two days or more, prepare your environment to create a mindset. Fasting is a learned skill which is 80% psychological and 20% learning to manage electrolytes, hydration, etc.
I create this fasting mindset by doing several things.
First, pre-planning may be necessary. I check my calendar for any holidays or any social events. It can be very derailing to be in the middle of a five-day fast and then remember you have a lunch date with your sisters mid-week. (Not an event I would want to miss!) So, double-check your schedule.
Next, I always clear out my kitchen. I plan so that any fresh groceries are used up, or I freeze them. I put away things like spices, nuts and dry goods which normally sit on my counter. I also put away my cast iron skillet which normally lives on my stovetop and any stray dishes. This gives the kitchen a streamlined look and sets the stage for my fast.
After that, I purchase plenty of filtered and carbonated water, plus my favorite coffees and teas that I will be using on my fast.
Also, it helps to plan out projects to accomplish while fasting. Many times, projects can be completed more easily during my fast, especially organizing and cleaning. I also enjoy writing much more in a fasted state.
Decide ahead of time what will be your go-to support system – whether it be friends or family who support fasting, podcasts, books or groups. Utilize them if necessary. There’s an active support system during our Member Community ZornFast on the IDM website. It’s always the second Monday of every month through the following Sunday.
Lastly, before you break your fast, begin to decide when you will fast again, because if you’re like me and many others, you enjoy fasting and look forward to the next one.