Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Live In Motion Success Story

One of our clients, Lynn wanted to share her success story about working with Live In Motion. Thanks Lynn!

Change, once initiated, reaches much further than we expect. Open yourself to one change, one possibility. The next thing you know, you’ll consider another. And another.

At a low point in my life, I decided it was time to make changes. From the start, I knew that a “diet” wouldn’t do it for me. Been there, tried that. Got the weight back and some. Lifestyle changes. New habits. Permanent, not fleeting like a fad diet. I didn’t want the boomerang effect where my changes would snap back and knock me further behind than I was.

When I first came to Lisa, I’d started to change my eating habits. It was a beginning. But I knew I needed exercise. Not being a fan of public gyms, it was a personal trainer for me. Little did I know the first day I walked in to her gym that she’d change much more than my exercise habits—that she’d have profound impacts in many areas of my life.

We started off with exercise. Through the course of our conversations, Lisa would make suggestions of other areas to change. At first, I couldn’t see that these areas affected what I was trying to achieve. “Change my sleeping pattern? Why would I do that? I’ve always slept 5 or 6 hours a night. Sure I work on the computer right before bedtime. Go to bed earlier than midnight? Always go to bed at the same time?” I grudgingly agreed to try her suggestions for getting me into a better circadian rhythm. At first I was unconvinced. And then things got busy and stressful at work. And to my amazement, I handled it better. The days I missed sleep, I bounced back more easily. Rather than haul myself through the day by means of multiple cups of coffee, I had the reserves to handle it. I didn’t end up awake till all hours with the stress. My body was now used to a regular sleep time. When I went to bed, I slept. My energy increased and I was able to put more into other areas.

Since then, Lisa and I have been picking areas to change. Each change by itself is a small thing. Each one gets added to my new habits and becomes a permanent part of my life. Working with Lisa is so much more than just going to a gym and exercising. It’s a life overhaul.

And the rewards? Small changes add up. Since I started my journey, I’ve lost almost 100 pounds. I’m in better physical shape than I’ve been since my teen years. I have more energy and a much more balanced approach to life.

My journey continues. More weight will come off. We’ll pick another area to modify. Then another. All these little changes, each easy to put in practice. But together they add up to many new doors, many possibilities. My next door? Lisa’s helping me train for a hiking vacation. Me—the indoor loving computer geek. Hiking outside for fun. Me—living life to its fullest.

Thanks Lisa for helping me get there!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Updates, Reminders and Recommendations!

Congratulations to Lisa on graduating (with honors) from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Lisa has worked extremely hard over the past few years to accomplish this goal. One of our goals as a business is to be able to provide our clients with every possible tool for success. We look forward to overhauling many more lifestyles over the years!  

Lisa & Jason’s Recommended Websites


Lisa & Jason’s Recommended Books
  • The Paleo Diet - by Loren Cordain
  • How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy - by Paul Chek
  • The Metabolic Typing Diet - by William Wolcott & Trish Fahey
  • Allergies Disease in Disguise - by Carolee Bateson - Koch DC ND
  • The Fungus Link - by Doug A. Kaufman
  • The World’s Healthiest Foods - by George Mateljan
  • Supplement Your Prescription – What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition - by Hyla Cass, M.D.

Live In Motion is going to Mexico this November - Puerto Vallarta Fitness Getaway
October 29th to November 5th 2011
A vacation like you’ve never experienced before! Boot Camp on the beach, Yoga overlooking the ocean, nutritious meals and much more!  Click here for all the details:

Please remember that the highest compliment we can receive is the referral of a friend or family member. Note that 30 minute sessions are now available and credit cards are now accepted. Feel free to call us anytime 905-706-7862 or email at

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Live Blood Cell Analysis

We highly recommend this fascinating procedure as a means to view your general state of health.


Live Blood Cell Analysis (LBCA) involves magnifying a single drop of blood to 1500 times under a microscope. The image is then fed to a monitor to allow for easier viewing and analysis. Due to a special darkfield condenser very fine structures are visible.

Disease Development

Cells are the building blocks to all of our tissues and organs and our lives depend upon their health. Cells “bath” in the blood where they receive oxygen and nutrients. The blood is also responsible for carrying waste away from the cells for elimination.

Cells can become malnourished, injured and “sick.” Toxins from sources such as processed food, pesticides, various chemicals etc. can damage cells and congest the blood. In order to maintain optimal health and prevent disease we must keep the blood clean and flowing. Cellular damage and breakdown leads to degenerative disease.

What can be detected in Live Blood Cell Analysis?
LBCA will show the state of your cells and blood and will give you a clear picture of your overall health. You will see the impact of diet and lifestyle choices. Often, it will help to uncover early signs of serious health imbalances long before symptoms are felt.

Signs of the following can be observed;

• Certain nutrition deficiencies, especially Vitamin C
• Digestive disorders, bowel toxicity, dehydration,
• Parasites and Candida Yeast
• Organ stresses such as liver and adrenal exhaustion
• Heavy Metals and Chemicals
• Acidity
• Health and efficiency of red and white blood cells

Suggestions will be made to bring your body back into balance.

Holistic Chef’s Tip

We are constantly bombarded with toxic chemicals through food, pollution, cleaning products and many other sources of chemicals. Fasting and cleansing are two great ways to clean out your body.

Here is a basic general cleanse that it simple to do.

High Potassium Cleansing Broth
• 1 gallon distilled water or other alkaline water
• 2 beets and tops
• 2 cups organic carrots
• 1 large onion
• 2 turnips
• 1 large piece of sea vegetable
• ½ head cabbage
• 2 stalks celery
• 4 cloves garlic
• ¼ bunch parsley
Simmer to make a rich broth and sip throughout the day. Aim for 10-12 cups for the entire day.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Holistic Chef ’s Tip #3

Enlarged prostate effects approximately 50% of men over the age of 50. Medical Doctors will often prescribe 200 mg of glutamic acid for this condition. Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds provide 1078mg of glutamic acid. This explains why raw pumpkin seeds are used to treat an enlarged prostrate in many parts of Europe. Pumpkin seeds can be added to salads and veggies to increase nutrient value. See recipe on Roasted Pepitas with Tamari Sauce.

Recipe - Roasted Pepitas with Tamari Sauce

A quick and healthy snack food for when you crave something crunchy and savory. Pepitas are pumpkin seeds without the husk and are generally sold at health food stores. They are high in zinc, glutamic acid and healthy fats.

1 cup pepitas
1 Tbsp wheat free Tamari Sauce or fermented soy

Roast pepitas in a dry pan on the stovetop for about 2 minutes or until golden. Add soy or tamari sauce and stir until dry.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Are You Prescribing Unapproved Drugs?

This is an article we found on MedScape Today, unfortunately we were unable to post the video, but we have provided the link for you to view if you wish.

Hello, my name is Dr. Charles Lee. I'm a medical officer in the Office of Compliance at the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. I'm speaking to you as part of the FDA Expert Video Commentary Series on Medscape.

I'd like to address the issue of prescription drugs that are currently available in the marketplace even though they have not been approved by the FDA. This concept may be surprising to you as many healthcare providers are unaware that unapproved drugs exist and that they can pose a significant public health risk.

Many of these products have been on the market for a significant period of time, some for decades. In 1938, the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) required that drugs be proven safe, and in 1962, additional requirements were added that drugs be proven effective as well as safe. These changes were enacted in the wake of significant tragedies involving unapproved prescription drugs, yet many unapproved prescription drugs remain on the market illegally.

Marketed unapproved prescription drugs are a significant public health concern because they have not been evaluated by FDA, and may not meet modern standards for safety, effectiveness, manufacturing quality, and labeling. For example, FDA recently warned 2 companies to stop marketing unapproved nitroglycerin sublingual tablets, as FDA had seen significant quality and effectiveness problems with unapproved nitroglycerin products. A second example demonstrates how product labeling of an unapproved drug impacted public health. FDA received reported cases of confusion with unapproved morphine concentrated oral solution (100 mg/5 mL) and morphine sulfate oral solution (10 mg/5 mL and 20 mg/5 mL). Analysis of the errors suggested that the numerical similarity of the concentrations (20 mg/mL vs 20 mg/5mL) and visual similarity of the packaging may have contributed to the errors. After approval of morphine oral solution (100 mg/5 mL) in January 2010 -- which included changes in product labeling and packaging feature revisions intended to reduce the risk for medication errors -- firms manufacturing and distributing unapproved morphine oral solution were required to stop distributing the unapproved products.

The next 2 topics I would like to discuss with you regard some common misconceptions surrounding unapproved drugs. Some healthcare providers believe that unapproved drugs are "generic drugs." This is not true. Generic drugs are evaluated and approved by FDA, and are required, among other things, to be bioequivalent to a brand-name reference product. Additionally, the generic manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites must meet the same quality standards as those of brand-name drugs. Healthcare professionals and consumers can be assured that FDA-approved generic drug products have the same high quality, strength, purity, and stability as brand-name drugs. Proven safety, efficacy, manufacturing quality, and labeling are not ensured with unapproved drugs.

Many healthcare providers are unaware of the unapproved status of some drugs that are marketed and continue to unknowingly prescribe these drug products. Determining whether a drug is unapproved is not always an easy task because the labeling does not disclose that the product is not approved by FDA. Additionally, healthcare providers may assume that because a product bears a National Drug Code (NDC) number that it must be an approved product. This is not true. The law requires that owners of drug manufacturing facilities register their establishments and provide FDA with a current list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed for commercial distribution. The NDC number is the number used for listing drugs with the FDA under this requirement and is required for both approved and unapproved drug products. Therefore, the presence of an NDC number on the product label does not denote approval by FDA of a marketed product; it only indicates that the drug is listed with FDA.

FDA is working to address this public health issue. In June 2006, FDA announced a new drug safety initiative to eliminate unapproved drugs in the marketplace. This initiative is a top priority for FDA. Since that time, FDA has taken a number of actions resulting in the removal of approximately 550 unapproved products from the market, and has worked with firms to bring other unapproved drugs into the approval process. FDA is continuing its work toward eliminating all unapproved drugs from the market and remains committed to ensuring that safe and effective drugs are available to protect and promote the health of the American people.

As healthcare providers, you can help us to protect the public's health by checking to see whether a product is approved by FDA when you consider prescribing it. FDA provides various resources that list approved drugs, including Drugs@FDA. To access these resources and further information regarding unapproved drugs, visit our Website at

To watch the video click here -

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Holistic Chef’s Tip # 2

It’s very important to learn healthy foods and recipes that will help you control your craving for various snack foods. Chances are that you cave into your various junk food cravings for sweet and salty foods.
Doing so can sabotage your nutrition plan and prevent real results. It also can kill your momentum causing you to fall off your plan altogether.

A great strategy is to compile a list of recipes that will help satisfy these cravings when they happen. Stock up on the ingredients so that making the recipes is quick and easy. We now run “Healthy Appetizer and Snacks” cooking classes. Contact us for details on running a session in your home. It is free for the host!

Recipe - Gluten Free Nut Flour Crackers (High Protein)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Bake Time: 15 Minutes


1/2cup unsalted organic butter melted
1 cup brown rice flour
2 cups ground almonds
78g protein from plain protein powder
1 tbsp baking powder
2/3 cup water with 1 tbsp honey dissolved
1 tsp sea salt
Parchment paper

1) Make the dough – melt the butter. In a medium bowl, mix the rice flour, ground almonds, protein powder, baking soda and sea salt. Mix honey water into dry mixture and stir in the melted butter. Gently knead to form a moist dough. Turn oven to 350 F.

2) Shape the dough – line a pan with parchment paper. Press dough with fingers into a square pan and flatten with a floured rolling pin until about 1/16th inch thick. Cut to desired size.

3) Bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stack Seeds Bar - We're taking orders

We are planning on making some more orders from the UK for the Stacked Seed bars. Over the past few months we have been randomly handing them out at boot camp classes/personal training sessions for your free sampling. We hope you have enjoyed the bars. If you would like to try two of the other flavors other than the original bar we offered please see the website below. Our price is $33.90 this includes, shipping, Canadian taxes, and the exchange. if you have not tried the bar and would like to please let us know.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Anti-Aging Lifestyle

Here is a great article from the well respected Dr. Mercola that outlines some simple ways to keep yourself looking and feeling great..

Learn how to effectively cope with stress

Stress has a direct impact on inflammation, which inturn underlies many of the chronic diseases that kill people prematurely every day, so developing effective coping mechanisms is a major longevity-promoting factor.

Meditation, prayer, physical activity and exercise are all viable options that can help you maintain emotional and mental equilibrium. I also strongly believe in using energy psychology tools such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to address deeper, oftentimes hidden emotional problems.

Eat a healthy diet based on your nutritional type

Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels

This is another very powerful and inexpensive intervention that can have profound benefits on your health. In the summer you can do this for free by careful and safe sun exposure but even in the winter a therapeutic level of oral vitamin D (typically 5-10,000 units of vitamin D3 for most adults).

Animal based omega-3 fats
Correcting the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is a strong factor in helping people live longer. This typically means increasing your intake of animal based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil, while decreasing your intake of damaged omega-6 fats (think trans fats).

Get your antioxidants from foods
Good sources include blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, beans, and artichokes.

Use coconut oil
Another excellent anti-aging food is coconut oil, known to reduce your risk of heart disease and lower your cholesterol, among other things. In fact, it's doubly beneficial because it can be both eaten and applied directly to your skin. Coconut oil can be used in place
of other oils, margarine, butter, or shortening, and can be used for all your cooking need

Get your resveratrol naturally
Resveratrol is one of the forerunners in the anti-aging pill race, but more than likely, by the time they've manipulated it into a synthetic pill it won't be healthy for you.

Although resveratrol is the antioxidant found in red wine, I can't recommend drinking wine in the hopes of extending your life because alcohol is a neurotoxin that can poison your brain and harm your body's delicate hormonal balance. Instead, get your resveratrol from natural sources, such as whole grape skins and seeds, raspberries, mulberries and peanuts.

Exercise regularly and correctly
Studies repeatedly show that regular, moderate-to-vigorous exercise can help prevent or delay your onset of hypertension, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and the falls that lead to hip fracture. Although a lifetime of regular exercise is ideal, it's never too late to start. It's been shown that even individuals in their 70's can substantially increase both strength and endurance with exercise.
I'm also excited about the research showing how highintensity, interval training can increase longevity as this specific style of training promotes human growth hormone production - yet another aspect of the longevity puzzle.

Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants as possible
This includes tossing out your toxic household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, lawn pesticides, and insecticides, just to name a few, and replacing them with non-toxic alternatives.

Avoid pharmaceutical drugs
Pharmaceutical drugs kill thousands of people prematurely every year - as an expected side effect of the action of the drug. And, if you adhere to a healthy lifestyle, you most likely will never need any of them in the first place.

Incorporating these healthy lifestyle guidelines will help set you squarely on the path to optimal health and give you the best shot at living a much longer life.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Holistic Chef's Tip

Avoid Olive Oil at High Temperatures

 Olive oil is a popular oil both for dressings and for cooking. However, olive oil is NOT suitable for high heat cooking. Exposing your favorite EVOO to high temperatures will turn it into a carcinogenic (cancer promoting) substance. Stick with oils such as coconut oil when cooking with higher temperatures.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fitness and Health Tip

Take a look at the way your bodyfat is distributed on your body. Where are the deposits? Bodyfat sites paint a hormonal profile of your body and give you clues on how to lose fat in stubborn areas.
For example, high midsection bodyfat (around the bellybutton) generally indicates high cortisol levels.
Cortisol is a stress hormone that is triggered by high and prolonged stress, poor sleep and late night stimulation by bright lights such as the TV and computer.
People looking to lose fat in this area could benefit from a stress management program, tips to improve sleep and a new evening routine.

Contact us for details on bodyfat distribution and strategies for fat loss.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Super Food #2 - Chlorophyll

What is it?
Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in plants that allows photosynthesis to occur. Research show many health benefits both in its natural and liquid form. It is most abundant in green leafy vegetables, wheat grass, barley grass and algae.

Why is it beneficial?
• Provides iron to organs
• Blood cleanser
• Counteracts consumed toxins
• Combats infections
• Can eliminate chronic bad breath (halitosis)
• Strong anti-cancer properties
• Reduces inflammation
• Cleans teeth and gums
• Promotes regularity

What does it look like?
In supplement form it is a dark green liquid that looks like green food coloring.

What do I do with this stuff?

Add to water and consume 1-2 times daily.

What does it taste like?
It has a mild and pleasant taste. It is often combined with mint by supplement companies to give it a fresh, clean taste.

Our personal experience?

We have used chlorophyll regularly for a couple of years and have found it to be an excellent, health promoting supplement.

Where to buy and cost?

It is available at most health food stores. It is inexpensive. Make sure to refrigerate after opening.