Kay for Congress

I’m Kay, but I could be you or the person behind you or the person to you left… you get the idea – I represent everyone who believes a healthy diet is the key to a healthy life.  I am always telling my friends – you need to eat organic, we need to stop GMOs from getting into our food supply, we need to treat and pay people fairly.  My friends would joke, “Kay you have such strong views you should run for Congress!”

So, while I am not ready to run for congress yet, this site will serve as a platform for me to talk about the things that are important to me and I believe important to most average Americans- eating healthy food, feeling and looking your best, and treating people and the planet fairly.  Who knows, with enough grassroots support at this site, maybe this Kay really will run for Congress one day!

I want to build a healthier me and a healthier community for my friends and family. I think it is important to eat local and organic food because it’s healthier for our bodies and for our communities. I also think it’s important for everyone to get exercise- even those who are naturally thin and fit. Exercise has improved all areas of my life and I wish for everyone in my community to reap its benefits. Exercise not only makes you physically stronger, it makes you mentally stronger too! I think exercise is an important part of a strong community.

I strive to find new and interesting ways to stay healthy and I will use this site to share them with my friends and family. I will post healthy recipes, articles about the importance of the quality of our food, exercise and nutrition tips, and more!

My Favorite Supplements – Rhodiola Rosea

Living a healthier lifestyle can be stressful so let me tell you about my number one stress busting secret! A little supplement called Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen herb that helps to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety while simultaneously boosting energy and overall health. I know what you are thinking- ‘WHAT?! An herb that calms you down yet gives you more energy? Is that even possible???’ BUT IT IS!

I have been using Rhodiola root products for about a year and it has done wonders for my stress levels. Rhodiola is an adaptogen herb which means works to correct any aspect of the body that isn’t functioning properly while boosting overall health and wellness. Adaptogen herbs also cause little to no side effects or drug interactions so they are safe for almost everyone! Though adaptogen herbs are generally safe and effective for all, it is best to check with your doctor before beginning any new supplements.

The best Rhodiola Rosea products are pure and proven and contain nothing but Rhodiola Rosea root extract standardized to 3% rosavins and 1% salidrosides. Rhodiola Rosea should never contain stimulants, sedatives, or any artificial ingredients. It is best to buy a wild harvested Rhodiola Rosea supplement from the Siberian Mountains, as this type of Rhodiola is proven potent and effective. I take 400mg in the morning and 400mg at night. This is the dosage that works for me, though it will vary from person to person.

I love Rhodiola Rosea because it helps reduce my stress and anxiety without slowing me down. Prescription anxiety medications basically comatose their users, and they cause a number of frightening health problems- NO THANKS! I’ll stick to my Rhodiola Rosea and reduce my feelings of stress and anxiety naturally.

My Favorite Supplements – Perfect Plant Protein

I take a number of supplements to keep my energy up and to improve my overall health and wellness. One of my favorites is plant based protein powders. Plant based protein powders are delicious and easy way to sneak more nutrients into your diet. I like to have a plant based protein shake every morning for breakfast, and sometimes I make protein shakes after exercising, too!

Its easy to simply take a scoop of protein powder and add it to my blender with some chopped fruit, some veggies, some ice, and some almond milk, AND it makes a delicious meal that keeps me going all morning. Plant based protein shakes are packed with nutrients that keep you full and energized.

I buy plant protein at Amazon. The one I like is USDA organic, raw, and enhanced with digestive enzymes and probiotics. It’s made from raw mushroom, hemp, and brown rice protein. It has a little bit of stevia and organic vanilla for taste and it is SO DELICIOUS! I like it in my morning smoothies but its delicious mixed right into almond milk in a shaker bottle.

Plant protein shakes are especially helpful to vegetarians who need to add more protein to their plant based diet. I’m not a vegetarian, but my diet still tends to lack protein. It is also really important to supplement your diet with protein if you exercise often. Lifting weights and cardio improve you muscles by breaking them down and rebuilding them. Protein is key to the second part of that process. Without proper protein, your muscles can not strengthen and rebuild.

I have also found that my children love plant based protein shakes. I can trick them into thinking that they are drinking a milkshake when really they are drinking a nutrient packed, well balanced meal! Of course my kids don’t replace meals with protein shakes, they simply use them as snacks whenever they are craving a nutrient dense yet tasty treat!