Washington, DC

NKJarvis@BNHwellness.com

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Bear Nutrition & Herbs

Tel: 202-390-4938

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Foundational Eating

...its more than just food

For Adequate Digestion and Assimilation Consider the following:

  • Adequate Sleep: at least 6 hours daily

  • Oxygen and Conscious Energy (take a breath and a moment to reflect just before eating).  See the link below on how to grow clean air.

  • Water

  • Identification and Avoidance of Allergenic foods (can take up to 4 days for these allergies to present themselves after allergenic food is ingested); (Tell Tell Signs – gas, indigestion,  brain fog, irritability, mood changes, eczema, skin rashes, general muscle aches and pains).

  • Good Quality Protein (From Animals - Red meat, organ meat, fish, eggs, game, organic animal’s milk and or nut and bean milks) and (From vegetables – beans, lentils, nuts and seeds). Hormone and Antibiotic Free is Key for animal protein.

  • Nutrient Dense easily digested grains (rice, quinoa, millet, gluten-free oats, kasha; If there is no food allergy or sensitivity – wheat, pasta, barley, oats, kamut, spelt)

  • Essential Fatty Acids and Healthy Fats  (non-rancid fats and oils, nuts, seeds)

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables and Grasses (Kale, Collards, Mustard, Dandelion Greens, barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass; cilantro, parsley, lettuces)

  • Colorful Vegetables  (red, yellow, orange peppers, carts, sweet potatoes, red cabbage,)

  • Sulfur Rich Vegetables (garlic, onions, cabbage, leeks, broccoli)

  • Liver Tonic / Detoxifying Vegetables

  • Small quantities of Seeded low sugar high fiber fruits  and super foods(Berries, Apples, Pears, Lemons and Limes) (super foods – goji/lychee/wolf berries, acai)

  • Adequate Hydrochloric acid and Live Enzymes and Probiotics via fermented condiments and beverages (kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut) or supplementation or supplementation as needed

  • Mineral Bone Broths (daily, weekly or monthly intake of mineral rich bone broth) to support general health as a food source of minerals, glucosamine and chondroitin, amino acids and GI healing subtances.

  • Must Haves:  Adequate Vitamins, Minerals, Essential  Fatty Acids, Antioxidants / Anti-inflammatory foods

  • Additional Supplementation of the above may be needed: (these are particularly useful if there is suspected Gastro-intestinal intolerances that diminish absorption of major nutrients)

  • Most ideal – food based vitamin and mineral supplements sourced from herbs and food. Avoid synthetic vitamins.

  • Multivitamin with dosages based on body weight

  • Additional fulvic minerals with dosage based on body weight

  • Essential Fatty Acids (Good Quality Cod Liver Oil)

  • Antioxidant formulas (supper foods)

  • Probiotics

  • Digestive Pancreatic Enzymes with hydrochloric acid, pepsin and bile salts

  • Use of an elimination diet may be needed along with adherence to gluten, casein free and or specific carbohydrate diet.

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Identification and Avoidance of Allergenic foods

It can take up to 4 days for these allergies to present themselves after allergenic food is ingested.

 

Tell Tell Signs of intolerance: 

 gas, indigestion,  brain fog, irritability, mood changes, eczema, skin rashes, general muscle aches and pains.

At the National Arboretum's Children's Garden in NE Washington, DC

Agave

(Agave parryi spp. parryi)

at the Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC

Weight Loss Guide

February 12, 2018

This is a quick and easy to use guide that supports Whole Foods Meal Planning, strategic supplements and back ground tips on the why's and how's. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.

Herbal Resources List

February 12, 2018

If you are interested in learning more about Herbs and Herbal Medicine,  download the BNH Herbal Resources List to get your feet wet.   Send me an email or give me a call if you have questions or concern.

Growing Clean Air

February 12, 2018

Check out this TED Talk given by Kamal Meattle on, "How to Grow Fresh Air."  It's pretty amazing how simple it is to go from toxic to just BETTER in a matter of 3 simple steps. This talk reminds us that Plants and Animals are connected and meant to work as one.

https://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_on_how_to_grow_your_own_fresh_air/up-next

Sample Menu (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

February 12, 2018

Download this quick menu guide that offers simple meals for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snack and tips on glucose control and its relationship to weight loss.

 

Take a look a the Ketogenic Food Pyramid. It is a wonderful Pictorial guide for how to approach food and meal planning based on its proportions. 

 

As you can see, the grains group is missing.  Feel free to add in easily digested grains as this pyramid is not set in stone but rather a tool to get you thinking about your proportions of food in your daily intake.  

 

This site does not promote or look down on any diets but rather is designed to provide tools to encourage ALL forms of WHOLE FOODS eating.  Just eat REAL FOOD and you will generally be fine. Feel free to reach out to me for questions or concerns.

Local Agriculture (Mid-Atlantic)

February 12, 2018

Exciting things are happening in and around farming. See what is going on in local Agriculture of the Mid Atlantic Region and other areas around the country.  

 

click the green tab for ECO City Farms -  http://www.ecoffshoots.org/

click the photo for Maryland Farm Link  - http://marylandfarmlink.com/

Sustainable Agriculture

February 14, 2018

Learn more about sustainable agriculture in your area and other regions of the United States.  Check out a piece from Democracy Now with Representative Pramila Jayapal discussing how Trumps Immoral Budget Punishes the Sick, Poor and Elderly.  It has potential to have sweeping structural consequences to the nutritional health of our nation.

Click on the Picture to visit the SARE - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education site

Click the button below to access Representative Jayapal's discussion

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

February 14, 2018

Check out The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF), an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat climate change, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.  They embody the concept that we are all in this together.

Consider having your school, church, club or other non-profit organizaiton partner with them to grow free food for your community. 

Black Farmers

February 14, 2018

Check out Black Farmer and Agriculturalist's Association.

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