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Today Is National Hamburger Day

Today Is National Hamburger Day

  • Hamburgers account for almost half of all sandwiches sold
  • Americans consume over 50 billion burgers a year
  • McDonalds sells 75 burgers each second (or 270,000 burgers an hour!)
  • The oldest burger chain in the United States is White Castle
  • Cheese became a popular addition to hamburgers during the 1920s
  • American GI’s during WWII tried to rename hamburgers as “Liberty Sandwiches”
  • National Hamburger Day

    It’s believed that the modern hamburger can be traced all the way back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt. The Egyptians would prepare a ground meat that was formed into patties and spiced with various spices.

    Genghis Khan Mongol army also ate patties of ground meat. However, their patties were placed under the saddles of their horses so when they rode the friction between the horse and the saddle would tenderize the meat. They then consumed the end product raw.

    Eventually, the ground meat of the Mongolian army made it to Russia where it was transformed into Steak Tartare – a raw beef delicacy. During the 16th century, Steak Tartare would travel from Russia to Germany via trade routes from a Russian port to the port of Hamburg, Germany. And it’s there where it really began to transform itself into the dish we all know and love today.

    Hamburg Steaks, as they now were called became popular among German sailors. These Hamburg Steaks were then introduced to the U.S by German immigrants that migrated there during the 18th and 19th centuries. From there it transformed into the American hamburger.

    Simple Steps to Improve Immunity

    Simple Steps to Improve Immunity

    In such a time as this… Boost your immune system.

    What we eat matters.

  • Cut out sugar.
  • Drastically reduce carbs.
  • Avoid processed foods as much as possible.
  • Get proper nutrients daily
  • There are countless studies where people overcame various autoimmune diseases with proper nutrition. It’s not always easy because of habits, but a longer, pain-free life is worth it.

    Yes, this is simplistic, especially if you don’t know what nutrients you need, or what carbs are. The sugar part is usually pretty obvious. I’ll be posting about nutrients and more to help you boost your immunity.

    What questions do you have to be able to boost your immune system quickly and be better protected from the Coronavirus? If the comments below are turned off, please find this post on Facebook –

    Givers Summit – Free copy of Overcome Diabetes

    Givers Summit – Free copy of Overcome Diabetes

    Please visit the Givers Summit

    This summit is available at no cost through Friday, January 31st. Multiple coaches have provided free training and a giveaway.

    I have created a video about the myths and sabotage we face in reversing diabetes and getting healthy.

    You can get a free download of my book Overcome Diabetes and be entered to win 2 30-minute coaching sessions with me.

    A drawing will be held at the end of the Givers Summit. Six winners will be selected and notified by email to schedule their coaching sessions

    Marian Hays

    Health vs Sick Care

    Health vs Sick Care

    I’m constantly researching ways to get and stay healthy. I’m amazed at all the contradictions and misinformation we need to sort through.

    Studies have been ignored, nutritional training in med schools has been minimal at best. There are some doctors, however, who are speaking out. For example…

    Just today Dr. Eric Berg shared an article that was full of half-truths, explaining where it went off course. It’s no wonder we’re confused.

    Dr. Jason Fung, the best-selling author of “The Obesity Code” and “The Diabetes Code,” explained that in all his years of medical school and in his specialty field training there were only 4 lectures on nutrition. Four!

    Dr. Mark Hyman is another best-selling author and the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. I’m taking a training course he just created dealing with health vs sick care. If you go to your doctor and have migraines, IBS, eczema, and depression, you’re likely to get prescriptions for 4 different things or even be sent to 4 specialists. You’re being given a band-aid on the symptoms without finding the cause.

    Imagine a car mechanic diagnosing your engine based on what noises he hears, and not even lifting the hood to see what might be going on.

    Blood tests come back and you are pronounced “normal.” Perhaps the tests weren’t even covering what might be the cause of the other symptoms. Most doctors are excellent at acute care or major issues like broken bones. They haven’t been trained to look at the entire body system to find the cause of the isolated symptoms. Doctors have to rush through their appointments due to time constraints from the insurance companies.

    Dr. Hyman calls it “Name it, blame it, tame it” – with prescriptions.

    Some conditions, like type 2 and prediabetes, autoimmune, heart disease, intestinal issues and more, may take years wreaking havoc in our bodies before they even show up on a lab report. But there are niggling symptoms that might have been caught early on. The body is a system with mini-systems throughout. They interact and are not isolated parts to be treated without understanding how it affects other parts of our body.

    There is a better way, and it’s slowly making its way through the medical system to give us better answers. You should work in partnership with doctors, nutritionists, and health advocates to achieve and keep better health.

    That’s where my passion is – helping people like you discover the truth and overcome the hype. Then plan and create the rest of your healthy life, not the end of your life. You can have a great lifestyle, not a difficult life sentence.

    Exercise? Think “Movement”

    Exercise? Think “Movement”

    Exercise is one of the most undemanding and workable ways to regulate blood sugar, eliminate the dangers of cardiovascular disease, and perk up health and welfare and increase willpower reserves. Any exercise is better than none.

    Better yet, combine healthy eating with regular exercise. This is good for your insulin requirements and blood glucose levels. By incorporating exercise into your daily routine, you can give your body’s metabolism a boost and help it process the foods you’re eating.  Incidentally, insulin is a factor for all of us. It’s primarily associated with diabetes, but it’s also the FAT hormone. When insulin levels increase, weight loss stops – but that discussion is for another time.

    We live in an inactive world
    Many jobs are managed from an ergonomic chair in front of a computer. Electronic games and social media keep people tied to computers and mobile devices.

    Exercise can come last in your thoughts and your day’s event. 
    For about two-thirds of the population, the idea of exercise is just that: an idea. It feels overwhelming. Even when they make a resolution to exercise, it rarely lasts more than six weeks.

    Instead of exercise, think movement.
    That seems less threatening. It’s never too late to get moving, and it’s one of the easiest ways to start controlling your diabetes or other lifestyle diseases.

    • Exercise/movement also boosts willpower reserves which can come in handy in resisting poor choice foods.
    • Movement can improve insulin sensitivity, lower the risk of heart disease, and promote weight loss.
    • If you’re feeling out of shape, perhaps you can do just a little more than whatever you’re currently doing.

    Start slowly, 
    Your exercise/movement routine can be as simple as a brisk nightly neighborhood walk. If you haven’t been very active before now, start slowly and work your way up.

    • Walk the dog, walk with friends, or go solo for 10-15 minutes 3-4 times a week.
    • Swimming is a good way to get moving without joint stress
    • Take a bike ride with a friend
    • Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Some people in a high-rise walk 2-3 flights and take the elevator the rest of the way. 
    • Park in the back of the lot and walk.

    Every little bit works. In fact, it helps a lot. If you’re extremely overweight and out of shape, you may need to start with a walk to the mailbox and back. Seriously. Or today, put on your walking shoes. Tomorrow, go outside and start walking. There are no rules you have to follow.

    Programs to Get You Started
    There are movement programs like yoga, palates, and tai chi that are effective and easy to start if you’re not used to any exercise. There’s even a tai chi program sitting down! You can Google it.

    To your Health!

    Marian Hays writes, coaches, and speaks about health and personal growth for people who want to take control of their health and empower their lifestyle.  She’s an advocate for others as she researches and shares the truth instead of hype, infused with humor. Her goal is to inspire others to accomplish their goals and work through challenges that might otherwise hold them back.  You can find her books on Amazon.