Monday, October 19, 2015

Gut Health Tips- Follow 3 Key Criteria when choosing a Probiotic



Gut Health Tips-  Avoid Mistakes: What to look for in a Probiotic.

I have found that gut health is the key to so many things. When I was studying with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I had a lot of information put in front of me again on just how important healing the gut is. I have been on a journey with my health for years as well as the health of my family. It is a road that I am not getting off of and when we implemented certain food and supplements to our lifestyle we started noticing a difference. We are not perfect or where I want us yet, but we are on the journey. I love that we can heal and that I can share with others the things I have learned as a Health Coach and Fitness Professional as well as what has helped myself and family too.

Gut Fora plays a crucial role in our body. About 85% of the Immune System come from the Gut.
Do you deal with Allergies? WE do. If we can restore the gut flora we can straighten up the allergies. This was a big deal to me and I noticed little things like:
When we eat gluten and or sugar, our allergies would get worse, sneezing, psoriasis flares up, and more. Yuck!
Auto Immunity is all born in the gut. If the gut health is not digesting protein, the body attacks. Depending on where the protein goes depends on where the attack happens. So for example protein in skin- psoriasis shows up. Are you dealing with things that keep showing up as symptoms, Auto Immune disease, Thyroid, Celiac,Crohn's, Colitis, Arthritis, Fatigue syndrome, asthma, eczema, rashes, pimples, inability to produce every in body ( mitochondria). The toxins have to leave your body somewhere.
We need to heal in the gut. Heal it and Seal it. It takes a long process, but it is worth it.

So I want to share with you some things to look for in Probiotics. I hope this helps you on your journey.
The number one most powerful treatment is Nutrition, our diet; that is what we eat daily.
If you haven't heard of the GAPS diet before it is based on specific carbs. There is an intro diet with  6 stages. This helps remove all food that are difficult to digest You introduce probiotic food and bacteria with fermented foods and drinks. A good probiotic supplement too. So this is why I want to start with that information for you. I see so many things out there that are trying to tell us it is a good option for our gut health, but they can be mistakes and lead us down the wrong path and into more trouble.

Be ware of these mistakes:
Yogurt, added sugar cancels this out as well as pasteurized makes it worse.
Eating food that destroy the digestive system is a mistake to try and change. Avoiding certain things can help us to correct this mistake.
Avoid Artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweets are the gut yeast favorite food and next is sugar! Our GI tract is home to over 25 trillion bacteria and some are good! Candida in the GI Tract is a gut yeast, it is okay to have some. We can strive for 80% good and 20% bad. Gut yeast taking over has us craving bad foods. Another thing to consider is coffee, when we add sugar to it that is the issue. Alcohol also kills off the friendly bacteria in our gut and antibiotics kill the good as well.
Since our health starts in the gut we must support it the best we can.

Support is not just about us treating symptoms. It is getting to the root issue and helping it to heal.
Proper balance at the source is important.

So what do we do?

1. We can eat Kefirs and Fermented Vegetables
2. Take a good probiotic blend:

Make sure it meets 3 key criteria
1. Must get past stomach acid and bile
2. Large quantity 15 billion a day or more
3. Contain at least 7 unique strains

Friendly Bacteria:
L.acidophilus
L.salivarius
L.casei
B. bifidum
B. longum
L.thermophilus

Unfriendly Bacteria:
pathogenic bacteria and fungi, such as Candida albicans, etc

I have found with my experience that a good probiotic can make all the difference in the world when taking the right one along with eating well. After all why take one and continue to eat the same things that are over feeding the bad bacteria. Its different if we have something once in a while and double up on the antibiotics to help us get back on track then to eat poorly and expect them to be a miracle.

We must work together to heal. :) Looking for more help in this area? Contact me for info on my Health Consulting and or On Line groups for helping with nutrition.
Thank you, I hope this helps you on your journey- Coach Dani


some info from: Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD,

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3 Tips to help you Fit Out And Create the life you desire!

Listen to the needs of our body instead of the push of the world!!


     I want you today to really notice what is going on with you, listen to what your body, mind and soul are telling you.
     When you focus on what is going on with you and really listen you will often find that a solution for what is needed is somewhere waiting to come out. Maybe it was from a past conversation you had or a message you read and you now can remember it and check into the information to help yourself.
     I have found that years of trying to fit in left me feeling sad and upset at myself, as if there was something wrong with me. This lead to the perfectionist mentality and always having to do more and more to be better!!! Thank God, I am a recovering perfectionist!! Ha, yes I now let the vacuuming go and my desk is a bit messy but I can work and focus on what needs to be done first and making time for myself to be healthy makes me happy!!
     If you are feeling overwhelmed in an area, ask yourself is it you putting this extra pressure on yourself? And WHY? Is it to reach a deadline, goal or to look better to someone else? There is nothing wrong with working and reaching goals. I know I focus on this too. I have learned that scheduling and focusing on seasons is helping me move forward better. There are certain things that only you can do, only you can do your workout and only you can eat the food you choose and only you can do what else?? Is it certain things for your work or business? What can you hand to someone else to do? It might be hard at first but you will find that Stopping the worry about fitting in and needing to do everything yourself will FREE YOU!!!!
Here are 3 tips to help you Fit Out and Create the life you desire!!
  1. Express your true self always, it might be tough at first, but start to pay attention to things going on around you and people around you. If you are changing who you are for what ever reason, be aware of that and stop! Be You!! Love you, your health will improve in so many ways.
  2. Try to give up TV, magazine, newspapers and avoid the Internet garbage. You don't have to disconnect completely. But if you are using social media for any thing for work or business, then get on do what you need to and get off, don't scroll through the nonsense. smile emoticon
  3. Create a daily intention list. IF you first write out more on things that are meaningful to you in life this will help you break down each day. Where do you want to go, what would you like to accomplish, who will you meet, who will you work with, who is in your circle of friends, list desires of your heart. What food are you eating, what does your day look like, what clothes are you wearing, are you helping others in some way??
  I want, I am, I desire, I,,,,
     So when you are doing a daily intention it will go along with what you desire, Today I am eating Healthy meals, I worked out and I am going on a date with my hubby and I am showing him how much he means to me by singing him a song. Or whatever your intention is for the day. It should align up with your desires for your life.
     Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate you and hope your doing well. If you are dealing with things that are causing you cravings in life and you want to better understand where they are coming from, please comment below with your Email or message me with your email and I will share my Video Link with you on the 8 Causes of Cravings. They all matter when we are focused on trying to create the life we desire! Thank you. - Coach Dani
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Do you Get food Cravings?

What is it about CRAVINGS? 
. Chocolate
. Chips
. Whatever...... 

I discuss Cravings a lot with my Health Clients and in my online challenge groups. When we understand that they are not all bad it opens up a whole new perspective. 








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5 Tips to help support Thyroid Health


My Journey keep inspiring me to keep going and reach more people and help them be successful with their health, fitness and nutrition goals too. 



You may not know this or maybe you know a little bit from some of my posts and videos. Anyway, my name is Dani. Years and years ago I was diagnosed with migraines, then psoriasis, then told my tummy issues were IBS, and all my pain could be Fibromyalgia, on to being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, to an MRI showing a growth on my pituitary glad ( that is in the brain).
Since I have been in the health and fitness industry about 24 years now, I always wanted to learn and take action in order to help others. Especially because I've been through a thing or two. I am the one that will learn the info and break it down for you so you can be more successful in your own health journey.
I was put on Thyroid meds and from the start I wanted OFF!!!! I made that known to my Dr. I remember telling her. I was sitting in her office after going for so many tests, feeling like is there ever going to be an answer to what is going on with me and when I was told, I was happy but also very upset! Anyway, moving on.... I told her, I am going to do my best and learn and get off this medication. She agreed and was supportive. After being on the meds for a while my tummy just started hurting worse and I ended up having my gallbladder removed. This made me so angry and brought me motivation to help others to a new level. I knew I needed to get info first and then share. I started a few different things. I stopped my Thyroid Medication and I am still off it.
1. Drinking a supplemental health shake not just a protein shake like in the past.
2. Went organic for my food for me and my family.
3. went back to school to become a Holistic Health Coach to go along with my other coaching business to help people even more.
There are so many different things that can help us and hurt us and I find its what we are Willing to do that matters.
Today I share a few of my TIPS and I hope they help you.
1. Drink enough water each day, keep it clean. I drink distilled.
2. Choose Organic Animal Protein, when I go without I lose energy and feel weak.
3. Make and consume Bone Stock. I love this it always helps build my strength back up.
4. Proper exercise and REST, you might be surprised that those killer cardio session are actually causing more harm.
5. SLEEP. get good quality sleep about 7-8 hours a night. I went years without it and now It is a critical part of my healing journey.
Thank you for reading and if you feel this can help someone else, share! Thank you for that too!!!
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Slim Down


The Spring Slim Down is getting ready to start. I am looking for you if you want to Lose up to 5-20 lbs and Lose inches too in 21 Days!! This is a Nutrition and Fitness Focused Plan with Accountability from myself as your Coach!! While Re Focusing and committing to the 21 Day plan I was able to start putting focus back into my own workouts and concentrate on making the changes I wanted in my body. I am currently down Only 2.5 lbs and over 3 inches. I don't need to lose a lot but it is really the change in shape and bringing the muscle definition out! I am excited for my changes as well as the others that are seeing and feeling amazing results. I have posted testimonials and pictures in the past of others and have them in my Slimming Secrets Test Group Tab. http://danilauxfitness.blogspot.com/p/slimming-secrets-test-group.html

 I am opening up 10 Spots for my next Group Starting on March 16th. Must not be a coach or have one you currently work with. Want me as your Coach? Create Your FREE Account here at: http://www.BeachbodyCoach.com/DaniLauxFit
 Go here after to get started and send me a message:
 http://danilauxfitness.blogspot.com/p/apply-to-danis-fitness-challenge.html

I look forward to talking with you and helping you reach your goals.
Thank you,
Coach Dani 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Excuses OR Goals

Do you give into Excuses? 




Do you find yourself wondering why you give into excuses? Often needing to talk yourself into starting over again? I get this and I do believe others do too. You're not alone! What I have learned is that we are the hardest on ourselves and can feel bad about so many things. Forgiving ourselves sounds like a good choice to me. Here are some things that have helped me to Stop Making Excuses, Forgive and Get Moving!

1. When facing a fear I take a deep breath and say this fear doesn't come from a place of love, and will not serve me.
2. I visualize the other side of the fear as my choice and decide to push through it. Just Do it Attitude!
3. Yes, sometimes it isn't easy, but as you do it more it actually feels good to choose Love instead of " What if, anxiety and fear." Love yourself and Move on!

So if you have Fitness/Nutrition goals and your excuses are getting in the way. Just know that the sooner you get back at it and stop worrying about what you didn't do for the past months/weeks; the sooner you will start to SEE and FEEL the Results you DESIRE!! What are these things for you? YOUR Goals Do Matter!! Send me a message and let me know that you are READY for the next step or the first step towards your goals. I would love to help you take action and Reach them!!
You matter and YES you are worth it!!
- Dani

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dani's Gluten and Dairy Free Granola Bars

Dani's Gluten and Dairy Free Granola Bars Recipe: 



I use all Organic Ingredients.





1 cup of gluten free oats
1/4 cup of rice puffs
1/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of less of pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup of brown rice syrup or raw honey 
Cinnamon sprinkled in not measured
1 tsp sea salt optional
1/4 cup or cover the top with either sunflower seeds or enjoy life brand dairy free chocolate chips.

I make two different kinds, basically the difference is one has chocolate chips in it and the other one doesn't. this is because I make these for my boys and one likes chocolate and the other doesn't.

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Take a glass bowl. And pour in the oats, rice puffs, raisins, seeds, cinnamon and salt and stir, add in brown rice syrup and apple sauce and stir till all wet and combined. Scoop out into a 8 by 8 pan and push out to fit, if using a bigger pan just make a square in the middle so it isn't too thin. Spread out to be even. Sprinkle the top to cover with the chocolate chips or the sunflower seeds or combine if you like both. Cook in oven for about 12-15 minutes, Let cool and cut into square bars or long rectangle bars, depending on size you would like. I cut and then store in the fridge in a jar keeping the bars separated with non bleached parchment paper. The smaller bars I keep cut in the pan and cover and keep in the fridge. I put one in my boys lunch each day. :) I hope you enjoy.

This is from me, a mom that has kids with food allergies and digestive issues, and we are on a journey of healing and this helps me eliminate buying product loaded with stuff I don't want my kids to eat and they LOVE THEM!!!! - Dani Laux

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