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3 Great Resources for Adopting a Nutrition Plan for Your Life

1. John McDougall's "The Healthiest Diet on the Planet" -

Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best

For years, we’ve been told that a healthy diet is heavy on meat, poultry, and fish, and avoids carbohydrates, particularly foods high in starch—empty calories harmful to our bodies.

But what if everything we’ve heard was backwards?

High in calories and cholesterol, animal fats and proteins too often leave you hungry and lead to overeating and weight gain. They are often the root causes of a host of avoidable health problems—from indigestion, ulcers, and constipation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, tubers, and other starches provide your body with essential proteins and nutrients that satisfy the appetite while simultaneously fighting illness.

2. Engine 2 Diet 

The Engine 2 Diet was created and implemented by Rip Esselstyn, a former world-class professional triathlete and the son, grandson and great-grandson of renowned physicians, after he discovered the dangerously high cholesterol level of one of his fellow firefighters at the Austin (TX) Engine 2 Station. 

Rip saved countless lives as a firefighter. Now he is saving millions more with his New York Time best-selling book, The Engine 2 Diet. His groundbreaking nutritional program with indisputable, dramatic results allows you to lower cholesterol and lose weight in just 4 weeks by eating foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense, naturally low in calories and high in fiber. 

3. Caldwell Esselstyn's  "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease"

Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study -- the longest study of its kind ever conducted -- this book explains, with irrefutable scientific evidence, how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat. 

Here, Dr. Esselstyn convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the profession of heart disease, but also reverse its effects. 


Total Health Challenge

The Total Health Challenge is an interactive fitness program starting October 31 at BAREfit Adventure Training. 

The goals are to boost your metabolism, build superhero strength and feel health+awesome. 

The program includes a fun point system and social support to help you get the best results possible in 21 days.

Also, there’s no stress about wondering “what to do” – we break everything down into simple daily practices that are perfect for any age, skill level, or body type.

The Total Health Challenge is open to anyone in the Louisville area! If you're not already a member of BAREfit Adventure Training, this challenge is a great way for you to try our program for 21 days! 

Sign up today and learn more! -

On the Go Snacks for Rock Climbing

When you're gearing up for a climbing trip, you want snacks that are light, easy to transport and packed full of energy. Try some of these ideas, the next time you're thinking of heading out to the gorge. 

1. Trail Mix. Trader Joes and Aldi offer a lot of affordable pre packaged trail mix options.  Be careful though, because sometimes pre packaged trail mixes have a lot of added sugar so check your ingredients.  These stores also sell individual bags of dried fruit and nuts at reasonable prices that you can purchase to make your own blend. 

2. Larabars. These things are great! Packed full of dates, nuts and fruit these bars are delicious and easy to travel with. Sometimes you can find them on sale at Kroger or Target. If you have time, you can also make your own bars using a recipe like this one from Paleo Polly -

3. Raw fruit. Oranges, apples, bananas, really anything you like! Oranges will help boost your electrolytes after an intense climb. Just make sure you don't squish your fruit in your bag! 


Here are more ideas from Mind Body Green -

Dawn Michelle Waddell

This Saturday at our Grand Opening Dawn Michelle Waddell will be offering free massages! Come to a workout and then treat yourself to a nice relaxing massage afterwards.

Dawn-Michelle graduated from The Louisville School of Massage in 2013.  Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage and Swedish Massage are some of the tools in her arsenal. She has a Bachelors in Psychology and believes that all people can benefit both physically, mentally, and spiritually from manual therapy.  She is a volunteer for the AMTA Kentucky Sports Massage Therapy Team. Using empathy and compassion as compliments to her over 750 hour training, Dawn-Michelle insures an experience that is both unique and tailored to your needs.

Linda-Lee Murphy

Meet one of our Grand Opening Vendors, Linda-Lee Murphy. She will be set up at the Wellness Fair offering education on homeopathy and herbs and may even have some tinctures available! You definitely don't want to miss talking to her!

Learn more about Linda-Lee:

"I have a Bachelor's of Science from Bastyr university in Herbal Medicine. I studied Botany, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Organic chemistry, Microbiology and Pharmacology. I also attended Dr. Herscu's NESH seminar covering basic homoepathic remedy prescribing. After college I moved to Louisville Kentucky where I have started to develop my stills into a business networking with other entrepreneurers and developing natural remedies. I started by making homemade vanilla extract. I now have my first herbal tincture blend. My product is superior to what is sold in the store because of the organic herbs I use and the ratio of herb material I am able to use per volume. My vanilla extract is a chefs quality vanilla extract made with about eight beans per cup of alcohol. My tinctures are prepared by hand and gram and volume are calculated in order to bring out the best qualities in the herbs that are used."