The "Pause" Blog
"My purpose in life is to learn how to make my "Third Act" of life AWESOME."
"My God-given purpose is to share what I have learned with others."
I call the system I have developed to optimize our hormones and weight in our "Third Acts" of life, The HOPE Protocol. I should have called it The HOPE Rope because it has four strands that need to be intertwined. The HOPE Rope is what we will use to pull ourselves out of The Hormone Abyss of menopause and andropause.
In today's lesson, we are in The Purification Strand, where I will teach you how to optimize your health by optimizing your liver.
HEALTHY LIVER HEALTHY YOU
"Doc, what can I do to help me optimize my hormones, weight, health, and life in less time?"
Out of curiosity, I weighed myself just before I went to bed. It wasn't pretty. I weighed several pounds more than I did in the morning. Then I weighed myself again after waking. I weighed six pounds lighter.
Did my fat just disappear while I slept? Sort of...
When fat is burned as fuel, it turns into water. So while you are on the HOPE program, expect nocturnal urination. Be happy because you are urinating fat.
Most of the water you lose while sleeping is lost through your breath. Fat is metabolized into water and exhaled as you breathe.
So...if I wake six pounds lighter and most of that weight I lost was water, does that mean I am dehydrated?
You're darn tootin'.
Every morning you wake, you wake dehydrated.
So...what does this have to do with your liver?
Your liver is the filter of your body. Let me use a story to better explain liver function.
My wife and I love having coffee in the morning in our spa, especially during autumn and winter. So one morning, Vicky and I got on our robes, French Pressed some freshly ground organic coffee beans, and went out to our steaming spa.
We slipped into the water, and it was the perfect temperature. I took a sip of my coffee and noticed that something was wrong. I looked over at Vicky, and since we were both on the same page, I noticed that we simultaneously noticed something was amiss.
There was no spa in our spa.
As soon as I could, I called my pool guy. We've known each other for decades and when he arrived the first thing he did was pull the cover off the pool's filter. He showed me how the filters were clogged with palm tree debris. We took out the filter cartridges and cleaned them with a pressure washer.
After they looked brand new again, we placed the clean filters back into their casing. We turned the spa back on.
Voilà, the spa jets worked again. We had spa back in our spa.
That's how your liver works. It cleans all the debris from your body. The primary debris that clogs our bodies is human-made chemicals.
While we've been in The Purification Strand, up to this point, I've shared several tools that will help us optimize our livers function. The more optimized our liver are the better it can clean our bodies of its toxins.
In the last e-course, I wrote about water being the best cleanser for our bodies. Without proper water intake, our livers would malfunction. In fact, without adequate water intake, every cell in our bodies would malfunction.
I taught in that e-course that drinking at least eighty ounces of water daily helped optimize your hormones, weight, health, and life. In today's e-course, I want to teach you two hacks that take your liver function to an even higher level, and remember that your liver is in charge of hormone activation and fat burning.
You will achieve your hormone, weight, health, and life goals much more quickly by adding fresh lemon juice to your daily water intake.
The juice of lemons is nature's best natural cleanser. Lemon water has been used since ancient times to detoxify the body.
In this liver hack, drink a cup or glass of water daily infused with lemon juice. The water can be hot, room temperature, or cold. Drinking water as soon as you rise will rehydrate you and adding the juice from a fresh lemon will cleanse your body and liver.
"MAKE SURE THE WATER ISN'T PURIFIED!"
Purified water is infused with aluminum. The aluminum is bound to the water's molecules. Since the aluminum is bonded, it will pass right through our bodies. But lemon juice has been reported to unbind the aluminum. We don't want to do that because aluminum is toxic to our bodies, especially our brains.
I prefer to use lemon juice in spring and filtered or alkaline water.
Lemon juice is not an acid; it turns alkaline as soon as it enters our bodies, so don't worry about it neutralizing your expensive alkaline water.
Recall there are two phases in how the liver detoxifies our bodies.
The first phase of liver detoxification is the burning of the toxin; most toxins are of the human-made variety.
The second phase of liver detoxification is the flushing of the burnt toxins ashes.
Like Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon water helps the liver flush the ash from the body. This flushing makes the liver more efficient. The more efficient the liver is, the faster our hormones and weight will optimize.
Other benefits of drinking lemon water:
It's a good source of vitamin C.
It supports weight loss.
It improves your skin quality.
It aids digestion.
It freshens breath.
It helps prevent kidney stones.
MAC HACK: DRINK LEMON-INFUSED WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER WAKING.
I promised you two hacks today. here is the other one and it's one of my favorites.
SALTY LEMON WATER
You will achieve your health goals much more quickly by adding a pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt to your glass of morning lemon water.
In your morning lemon water, add a pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt. Why in the heck would you want to do that? Because many of us automatically urinate the morning water we drink and remain dehydrated.
If you add the Pink Himalayan Salt to your morning lemon-infused water, you will retain the water, and remember salt is a healer and purifier.
Have you ever had a scrape and gone swimming in the ocean? The salt water cleanses the wound and makes it heal much faster.
Salt is not only an antibiotic but an antiviral and antifungal tool as well.
Why Pink Himalayan Salt?
Because it has over eighty different minerals within it.
Why not Mortons? Because it has two minerals and for some God-forsaken reason sugar.
Our livers and cells need water to function. Remember to weigh before you drink the salty lemon water. Only add salt to your first glass of lemon-infused water.
MAC HACK: ADD A PINCH OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT TO YOUR MORNING GLASS OF LEMON-INFUSED WATER.
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ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY
This is our past client CARIE.
Balancing her hormones, eating the Protable Menu, optimizing her liver, and being HOPE-coached transformed her body.
"YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A REFLECTION OF YOUR HORMONES."
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If you are frustrated with the way menopause has made you look and feel, talk to us about what you will need to do to be slender, energetic, and happy again. We guarantee you will be happy with our program. Click on the link below to schedule your free consult.
SELFIE OF THE WEEK
This weekend, Vicky and I drove up to Twain Harte in the Sierra Nevada. The clouds, the rain, the sun’s breakthroughs, the fall colors, the scent of the just rained on Sierra Pines, oh, and the cabin giving off its "mountain time" atmosphere was so scintillating that my mind flashed through a catalog of memories of growing up with my friends, family and lovers in this mountain range with its trees, streams, and lakes that I have been bathing in nostalgia ever since.
We were and are so blessed, those of us who have access to the Sierra, to have lived a life filled with the Sierra’s beauty, comfort, and memories.
Making our "Third Act" AWESOME!
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR HORMONES!
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