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I'm A Coffee Lover, So This, From Dr. Lipman, Was Too Good Not To Pass Around

May 06, 2014

Bulletproof Coffee
By Be Well Health Coach Kerry Bajaj

I bet you never thought you’d hear someone from Dr. Lipman’s office touting the benefits of coffee, but we are constantly learning and evolving here, and Bulletproof Coffee is our latest experiment!

While our cabinets are full of tea, we do have an espresso machine at the wellness center and it gathered dust for a long time. Until one day, when a patient who had reversed his rheumatoid arthritis by following a Paleo diet told us about his new morning beverage. He described a drink that sounded quite odd: coffee + MCT oil + grass-fed butter.

Be Well Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:

Makes 1 serving
- 1 shot of espresso (or one cup of organic coffee)
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tbsp unsalted grass-fed butter (like KerryGold butter)

Combine all three ingredients in a high-speed blender for about 20 seconds, until the drink takes on a frothy consistency. Enjoy!

Who is Bulletproof Coffee good for?

This is a good option if you don’t normally have breakfast, or if you practice intermittent fasting. It’s a good option if you are hooked on coffee and want to upgrade the health benefits of your morning cup. It’s good if you have very low energy or brain fog in the morning. (Even though I’m quite sensitive to caffeine, I don’t get jittery from Bulletproof Coffee. But if you’re not a fan of coffee, no pressure to try this!)

When is the best time of day for Bulletproof Coffee?

We recommend having this drink first thing in the morning. You may find that it gives you a boost of energy that will last for hours. By having this drink in the morning, it will signal to your body to burn fats for energy and will boost your cognitive function.

Why do we like MCT Oil?

MCT’s (Medium-chain triglycerides) are a unique form of fat that require less energy and enzymes to be digested. As a result, they are a readily available source of energy, leading to an increase in metabolism and providing quick energy replenishment. Unlike other dietary fats, MCTs don’t get stored as fat in the body, they get burned for energy. MCT’s improve satiety, which means less hunger and less cravings, two important components in healthy weight management.

Why do we like grass-fed butter?

Butter from grass-fed cows supplies a ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids that’s much healthier than what comes from cows that are fed corn or soy. Grass-fed butter is a good source of carotene, vitamin A and vitamin K2. While we often encourage people to avoid most dairy, grass-fed butter is generally not a problem because it contains fats, with only minor traces of dairy proteins. You’ll also find the color is a more vibrant yellow and the flavor is much better than butter from grain-fed cows.

Isn’t it too much fat?

It’s a lot of fat! The caveat I would make is that you should not be having butter-coffee along with a big heavy meal — I think of this as a “mini meal” or meal replacement. More and more research is showing that refined carbs and sugar are making us fat and leading to heart disease — not fats. Dr. Lipman has been working to set the record straight on fats.

Let me know if you try this and how it worked for you! 

Be well...as my favorite Dr. would say!

xo tiffany


OH! This Makes Me Blush

April 22, 2014

Two "do-it-yourself"s in a row, I know, but here is one that I think you'll really love.  As you know, if you read my blog, I'm not a foundation/base girl.  I also don't use blush on my cheeks and I'm sure there are times I could use some.  This little DIY will give you the perfect amount of color and it's all natural.  You know how your cheeks look right after you leave the gym or go for a run?  That's how this looks, but it lasts for way more than just a few minutes! 

In addition to being the perfect gel tint for cheeks, it's a great lip stain too.  Unfortunately, as we age, our lips do begin to shrink and fade.  Studies have shown that a clearly defined lip gives us a more youthful appearance.  But stop.  Before you get drastic and start tattooing them (yes, people actually tattoo their lips,) try this instead.  You'll be looking more youthful without all the hassle and cost.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1-2 Beets
  • Glycerine (make sure it is vegetable-derived)
  • 1 teaspoon Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil (for hydration, healing and a shot of antioxidants)
  • A jar to hold the tint
Peel and chop the beets. Put the beets and about two tablespoons (or extra if you like) of glycerine into a double boiler, add the D.E. Virgin Marula Oil and heat the water beneath to a gentle boil. Leave the mixture on the heat for around 15 minutes, watching to be sure the water doesn't get too low. Place the mixture into a strainer and collect the liquid with your jar or container.   Allow to cool before using.  The stain should keep for about six months.

 

That's it!  Dab on your lips and cheeks for a totally non-toxic, all natural gorgeous pink flush.   

xo tiffany

 

 

 


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