I love life, because it’s filled with so many wonderful people. One of those amazing people who I was blessed to cross paths with is Becca. She’s a Naturopathic Practitioner and she’s sharing some of her vast knowledge with all of us. Runners, you’ll want to read this post!
Hi Ya’ll! My name is Rebecca Hale and I am a Naturopathic Practitioner located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Not sure what a Naturopathic Practitioner is? Well let me tell you 🙂
I help people overcome chronic illness symptoms without prescription medication, or by lessening their dependence on prescription medication, by increasing their body’s inherent ability to heal itself. An appointment with me combines RBTI testing and Naturopathic Counseling to uncover the root cause of your health concerns. A natural health plan combining food, lifestyle habits, supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies is then created for your individual health concerns. My goal is to help everyone achieve the best health of their lives in a natural, practical, and affordable fashion. People frequently come to me for help with chronic indigestion, heart health, headaches & anxiety, ADD & low energy levels, irregular menstrual cycles, and more. I invite you to give me a call or check out my website for more information (www.NaturalHealthStrategies.org)!
On a more personal note, I love running. Not only does running help me stay fit, but it reduces my stress levels and increases my energy. I typically run 2-3 miles 5x a week, and compete in a couple long-distance races a year. Despite running’s numerous health benefits, however, running can place a significant amount of stress on your joints, bones, and muscles. That’s why it is extra important for runners to regularly provide their body with nutrient-dense foods.
Check out this simple and affordable smoothie recipe below. Not only does it taste great, but it provides your body with a boost of nutrients that both protect and strengthen your joints, bones, and muscles. This helps to ensure that you can continue running for many years to come!
You can enjoy this smoothie any time of day, but I prefer to eat it with breakfast. This helps ensure that my body will be able to digest the raw ingredients more efficiently and provides me with a great energy boost to start my day.
The Ultimate Running Breakfast Smoothie
1 Ripe Banana: reduces muscle cramps & provides natural energy
1 Cup Frozen Mango: strengthens the immune system
1 Cup Milk of Your Choice: consider hemp, almond, or organic cow milk
1 Tsp Turmeric: prevents inflammation
1 Tsp Diatomaceous Earth: builds strong bones & cartilage
Optional Addition, Great Lakes Beef Gelatin: natural source of protein
*Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!