Healthy with Jodi

Muscle Issues? Scrapping? Great Local Recommendation!

So….yea….when you are in so much pain and you can’t walk straight, this is the guy to see!  I’ve not had scrapping and cupping at the same time.  He got the blood flowing and movement back in my joints.

After he worked on my sciatic nerve pain area, he worked on my shoulder/rotator cuff.  NOT a very pleasant feeling but I can move again!

Much like life, the process is sometimes painful but boy do we love the results!

Thank you Mike!

Healthy Coffee alternative-Crio Bru Ground Cacao Beans

Looking for an alternative to Coffee?  Are you trying to heal your adrenals and scared to cut coffee out?  This is a great herbal replacement with great health benefits as well.

What is Crio?
Crio Bru is a delicious brewed beverage made from 100% roasted cacao beans.
What is Cacao?
Cacao goes by many names: cacao, cocoa, ka’kao, and more.
It is harvested from the Cacao Tree, which are one of the most cultivated plant species on the planet.
Where does it come from?
Cacao was an everyday drink of the indigenous peoples of Central and South America for centuries – The Great Incas, Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs.
We have leveraged the ancient medicinal benefits of Cacao into a modern process of grinding the beans – preserving its plentiful health benefits.
Our Commitment to Fair Trade & Direct Trade
Crio Bru beans come from direct sources only, we cultivate personal relationships with our farmers. After all, we share the passion of delivering the cacao bean in its purest form.
Whenever possible, we work with Fair Trade Certified farmers. Fair Trade is an official certification that must be purchased.
As some of the most prized Cacao beans come from remote regions where Fair Trade Certifications are not viable, we must verify the process on our own. This is called Direct Trade; at every point within the chain of acquisition, we have committed the time and resources to ensure the following:
Beans are acquired at a fair price
Beans are cultivated sustainably, under safe conditions – protecting the environment and ensuring acceptable social standards.
All forms of labor conducted safely and willing.
This is our commitment.

Cacao vs Cocoa
Cacao typically refers to the Cacao bean in its raw form. Cocoa on the other hand, is usually associated with a process of refining the Cacao bean. Cocoa powder is roasted and ground into cocoa liquor, which is then pressed to remove the cocoa butter. The remaining cocoa solids are typically 10-20% remaining cocoa butter, but are dry enough to finely grind into powder. This process is time consuming and usually additives are present in commercial powders.
Simply put – Cacao is pure, cocoa is processed.
Crio Bru is whole Cacao, nothing is removed or added.
How else can I enjoy Crio Bru?The variations of enjoying Crio Bru as a beverage are virtually unlimited. If you can dream it, you can drink it.
Using the grounds for purposes outside of consumption is exciting as well, lots of the nutrients in Crio Bru are preserved after it is brewed.
Is Crio Bru high in acidity?
Crio Bru is only mildly acidic. pH measurement for brewed cacao beans is around 6.5.
Does Crio Inc. sell whole roasted Cacao Beans?
The complexity of Crio Bru rests in the process of grinding the beans. It has taken years of innovation and research to develop Crio’s proprietary method of grinding Cacao beans.
As cacao beans have an extremely low melting point, it is incredibly difficult to get a grind level which supports brewing and also retains the plentiful health benefits. For these reasons, Crio Bru is only available pre-ground in 10oz and 1.5lb bags available here[RA4] .
How many milligrams of Cocoa flavonols are in each in serving of Crio Bru?
Is there lead in Crio Bru?
No. Our products are tested extensively, having never returned a positive sample with lead present.
Can I make Crio in an AeroPress?
Yes, Crio Bru works well in an AeroPress. Just be sure to allow the grounds to sit for up to 2 minutes before extracting.
Are the beans fermented?
Depending on the variety that is used, there will be different levels of fermentation. Crio Bru requires a lower temperature and lower ferment to bring out the full flavor when brewed compared to chocolate products.
Are Crio Bru beans alkalized?
No, there are no additives in the process. Crio is only produced using high quality beans, thus no need for alkali.
Which part of the bean do you use?
Crio Bru contains the entire cacao bean. Our proprietary method of processing ensures that the shell is sanitary and safe for consumption

Recommended Protein intake numbers according to age

How much protein is too much protein?  Are you confused on the amount you should take in and the source?

Plant based or Animal Based?

Here are a few guidelines set by the the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences:

Adequate Intake (AI) and Recommended Dietry Allowances (RDAs):

0-6 months: 9.1 grams

6 months to 1 year: 13.5 grams

1-3 Years: 13 grams

4-8 Years: 19 grams

9-13 Years: 34 grams

Males 14-18 years: 52 grams

Males 19+ years: 56 grams

Females 14 years+ years: 46 grams

Pregnant and Lactating Women: 71 grams

Why do we need Protein? What can they do for us?

*building blocks of the immune system, keeps the system functioning properly.

* Helps your body produce enzymes

*Helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.

INADEQUATE Protein intake can lead to:

* Fatigue and Weakness

*Frequent infections

*Slow growth and development in children

*muscle wasting/Weight loss

The impact of cooking, storing and processing proteins can make proteins resistant to digestive enzymes.  Overcooking foods containing protein can destroy heat sensitive amino acids like Lysine.  Eliminating the microwave as a cooking method is so very important to your health!

Organic Sunscreen!

I met Mr. Pool Party himself this weekend.  What a great product he has created!  You know I’m all about Organic and natural ingredients, especially when applied to our skin.  I learned what Reef Friendly meant and how he has taken his formula to that level.  And what’s EVEN better….it doesn’t go on PASTIE WHITE!  I love that!

Living in Arizona, we get so much “accidental” sun because we see so much of it and get used to it.  Protecting your skins (and eyes) are definitely a must in keeping the youthful look we all long for!

List of Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide (Non-nanoparticle), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Non GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Legal Disclaimer
Organic Ingredients Certified Organic to USDA/NOP Standards.

Thyroid or hormone Problems? Try replacing root veggies for grains

If you have an autoimmune disorder, thyroid issues or leaky gut, grains are one of the first things to go.  It’s time to let your gut heal!  Your system cannot handle grains when it’s in attack mode, it’s trying to repair and it takes too much energy to heal while trying to digest grains.  It’s time to simply your diet and give your body nutrient dense vegetables instead.

Dr Axe explains it great in this short article.



Foam Roller-Perfect for Travel and Everyday Relief

5 Health Benefits of Foam rolling or myofascial release:

Improved flexibility and increased joint range of motion
Better circulation
Stress reduction
Reduce exercise-related soreness
Prevent injury

My new Favorite Foam Roller!  What a great tool to relieve stress of every pain and soreness.  Too many of my clientele travel and get out of the gym routine-here’s your solution!  It’s light weight (4 oz) and so easy to stow away.

My sister is creative and also mentioned she uses it in her car for lumber support.

Cooking Class on Air Fryer

Such a fun Class! So simple, so easy, so Fast!  You really can make good food, that is healthy, that tastes better than you ever imagined!  I hold classes so you can taste and see how simple meal prep ideas can be.  You can cook.  You can reach your health goals without boring food.  Food is supposed to be enjoyed so let me teach you how to not be afraid of the kitchen!

Fried Zucchini spirals.  Slice them different and you have chips!

Spring rolls…keep it veggies or add meat.

Fried Bananas with Maple butter…endulgence dessert!

Honey Maple Carrot chips…with and without sugar.  Keep your carbs low by substituting carrots or root veggies for potatoes or startches.

Air frying is like convection oven cooking.  It blows the air around and evenly cooks your food.  The shorter the cook time, the least amount of nutrients lost.

Frying with oil destroys properties and turns to trans fats.  Use healthy  high heat oils such as Coconut oil and Avocado oil.

Costco has many Organic foods, the maple sausage with a pork free casing was a major hit!

Look under my recipe tab for individual recipes and click on the amazon link if you want to get an air fryer and get started cooking light and healthy!


Air Fryer Recommendation. EASY!

Ok, ok, So I’ve been raving about the air fryer.  There are so many out there.  How big? Capacity? Digital or touch screen?  What’s best? Here’s an easy link for you to get your hands on an air fryer.  I am all about easy and whatever will get you cooking your food instead of going out to eat.  My clients are finding confidence in being in the kitchen and realizing it’s easy and fast and actually good food.  Good Moods and Foods equals happy homes, happy meal time, and weight management as well!  WIN WIN WIN!

Holiday Drinks and Natural Remedies for Hangovers

Holiday drinks!! What to do if you drink to little water and become dehydrated and have a hangover the following day?

If you are going to drink this holiday season, please be responsible and smart.  Always choose good quality ingredients and ORGANIC where you can.  Good rule of thumb is drink a glass of water after each mixed drink. This will not affect your “Buzz” It allows your body to metabolize the alcohol content.

Following the “fun” recipes I have listed a few tips to help sooth your guts.  Remember: if you are a coffee/caffeine person or drinker, those two deplete your B vitamins and fatigue/stress your adrenals out.  Supplements are strongly recommended to help keep levels normal.

I’d be more than happy to help create a meal plan for you to keep you on track during the holidays.  Happy creating!!

I found Bailey’s Almond cream, it’s gluten free and vegan.  Was a total hit at class.  The salted Caramel Kaula was a second win!  The Staff at Total Wine was so helpful in answering my questions since my knowledge lacks in this department.  Don’t be afraid to ask….remember you are the consumer and you vote with your dollars so do so wisely.

Vegan Eggnog Chai Latte
Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

8 oz So Delicious Eggnog
2 Chai Tea bags
1/2 cup espresso or Cold Brew
Optional: 2oz Kahula

Heat eggnog and 2 tea bags over medium heat, never allowing it to come to a boil. Stir often.
As soon as eggnog begins to form little bubbles remove from the heat.
Remove tea bags from eggnog.
Pour coffee in a mug and top with the chai spiced eggnog.
Serve immediately.

Peppermint White Russian Cocktail
Dairy Free
Happily serves 2

1/2 cup Kahlúa coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Peppermint flavored vodka (2 oz)
1/2 cup Coconut Cream or coconut egg nog
6-8 Ice cubes

Top of Glass:
1/8 cup vanilla frosting
1/4 cup peppermint candy bits

Apply a thin layer of vanilla frosting around the rims of both glasses.
Add the peppermint bits to a shallow bowl. Dip the rims of each glass into the candy, covering the frosting entirely. Chill for 10 minutes.

In a cocktail shaker, add the Kahlúa, vodka and coconut cream.
Shake it!
Pour into the peppermint-rimmed serving glasses filled with ice.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Vegan, Gluten Free (Use Tito’s vodka or Towers-it’s Gluten Free)
Happily serves 4

32 oz apple cider (Four 8 oz servings)
8 oz Caramel vodka
1 TBSP Cinnamon

OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup Coconut brown sugar (for rimming your glasses)

Mix all of the ingredients in a large pot.
Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam

TIP: Heat to your desired temperature and then add the vodka to ensure the alcohol doesn’t burn off.
Optional: While cider is warming up rim the mugs with brown sugar

BAILEYS Spiced Iced Cold Brew
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

2 oz Baileys Almond Milk Liqueur
15 oz Cold brew
Cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon stevia
Ice if desired

Combine Baileys with cinnamon oil/stevia, cold brew over ice.
Top with grated nutmeg.


Golden Milk
Dairy Free, Soy free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Yeast Free
Happily serves 1

1 Cup Almond or non dairy nut milk
1 TBSP Coconut oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp white pepper (or black)
1 scoop of collagen

Hangover Remedies:

1 scoop Can’t Beet this (Purium)
8 oz Organic Coconut water
Optional but strongly recommended:
1 scoop Green Spectrum or “More Greens” (Purium)

8oz Bone Broth before bed

8oz Bone Broth first thing in the morning.

Avocado and sea salt for your first meal.