As a breast cancer survivor turned health coach and natural food chef, healthy eating and living are integral to my everyday life. I get this question all the time: “Mia, what do you eat in a day?” So, here’s a typical day for me. Sure, I will splurge now and then on the occasional cheeseburger, but I try as a habit to make every day count. Each meal is an opportunity to flood my body and my cells with great nutrients and antioxidants, and eating powerful foods has made me feel like I have an intrinsic, important role in my own fight against cancer.
I LOVE spending my time reading medical studies from the National Institutes of Health and different scientific journals; it’s important for me to be up-to-date on the new strides science is making when it comes to nutrition. I like to believe that the answers for disease are right in front of us and I know that plants are one of our most valuable, magical assets. Therefore, I try to consume as much plant food as I can.
My mornings start with ACV and coffee.
Upon waking I will have a mug of warm water with raw organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) and a scoop of domestically grown and ground turmeric and black pepper. This rehydrates my body after a long night’s sleep and flushes my cells with amazing nutrients and antioxidants. The apple cider vinegar will also give me a fantastic metabolic boost to start the day. Next, I’ll have a cup of organic coffee with a little bit of coconut oil or cashew milk.
In general, I recommend drinking about a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water once or twice a day at the start of a meal. This will help you break down carbohydrates and sugar and ACV contains active enzymes and probiotics that help support the gut for a healthy microbiome. Personally, I’ve found that it helps me feel invigorated and it has also helped me (and many of my clients!) lose weight.
Next, I turn to magnesium oil and movement.
I typically rub magnesium oil on my legs and arms and jump on the rebounder for about 15 to 25 minutes. Magnesium is an essential mineral found in all of our organs and studies have shown that transdermal magnesium is just as…