Chris Whitcoe Keynote Speaker, Conscious Business, Conscious Language, Holistic Health Educator Sat, 02 Dec 2017 21:44:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chris Whitcoe 32 32 Support your life mission Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:46:26 +0000 RockLeapChris

Sometimes we feel really great about where we are in life, and sometimes we feel stuck.

These are normal feelings. Regardless of where you are in your personal journey, there is one thing that can truly support you, your goals, and your life: Having an optimally functioning physical body!

We sometimes take our health for granted. Until it becomes out of balance, then we are reminded how important it is to stay fit and healthy! Exercise is awesome, movement like walking, stretching and yoga are fabulous. And every now and then (preferably once or twice a year), do a cleanse.


The research is clear that a process of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction is one of the best ways to upgrade your health. (Check out the research).

In my 10 years of active education, experience and teaching, there is no better method of quickly cranking up the volume of your health than a 3-7 day fast/cleanse. From juice feasting, to liver/gallbladder cleansing, to intestinal/parasite cleansing, you would be hard pressed to find a better “bang-for-your-buck” in terms of what you get in such a short amount of time.

Thats why I am teaching a Cellular Detox Cleanse Coach Certification with an Optional Liver Flush, so that you can learn to do this as a life practice.

When you support your body, your body will support your mission.

Quick Green Juice Cleanse Demo Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:56:45 +0000 Cleansing Green Juice

a quick demo showing how I make a green juice in about 6 minutes

Are you a “Foodie” ? Monsanto hopes so. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:56:48 +0000 I love when I hear people refer to themselves as a “Foodie”. I think its supposed to mean that a person considers them-self a gourmet or a connoisseur of fine food. Everyone’s getting into it, and now, EVEN MONSANTO (ooooohhhhh)!

I definitely consider myself a “foodie” (I prefer that term to “food nazi”). For me, it means I strive to consume the “best” food available at any given moment.

I prefer fresh, organic, local produce. Aside from the health benefits, I like the taste. And as a self proclaimed “foodie,” I choose eating high quality foods as the ultimate formula for deliciousness.

Sometimes when I see what people are actually eating, I wonder to myself “do they mean foodie… or food addict?” Because I feel a true foodie would be more likely to avoid “conventional” or factory farm food, and consume fresh, organic, local.

Ironically, Monsanto is also getting in on the trend. I think its a shift for he better…

Wired – Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie

Disconnect between Liver Disease and Sugar Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:47:56 +0000 sugar-in-soda-thumb

The Wall Street Journal had an article 2 days ago, Fatty Liver Disease: More Prevalent in Children.

We know that Fatty Liver Disease is growing like an epidemic. Its currently the 3rd leading cause of liver transplants, and is predicted to eventually be #1.

100 years ago, we only took in about 15 grams of fructose per day. Today, the average adolescent consumes 73 grams per day.

73 grams per day!

Hello WHAT?

However, there is no mention of the fact that fructose can only be metabolized by the liver. That means *ALL* the fructose in your diet goes into your liver. Glucose, on the other hand, can be used in *EVERY* human cell in your body!

Where is this increase coming from? Table sugar is 50% fructose. Corn Syrup is 55% fructose. These two additives are in sooooo many packaged, processed food and drinks.

To me, the connection to sugar is so obvious, its ridiculous.

So why is this connection just barely mentioned?

“Much of the current research has focused on genes and specific nutrients in the diet that might cause the disease.”

That’s the problem. They are looking for genes, instead of the underlying issue:

TOO MUCH FRUCTOSE (table sugar)!!

Just eat real food.

If Forbes is Frightened by the FDA… Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:01:21 +0000  

I am convinced that the revolving door between FDA and the Pharmaceutical industry is a conflict of interest.

So much so that it is of note that conservative online magazine Forbes has an article titled:

A Drug Recall That Should Frighten Us All About The FDA

The basic point is that drug companies are not doing the best job ever at policing themselves. Duh. I am of the opinion that the best medicine is food, and food is the best medicine (thanks Hippocrates).

Latest Study on Fructose Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:37:16 +0000 Yet another study (Jun 24, 2013 by shows the link between Fructose and liver damage.

Dietary Fructose Causes Liver Damage, Primate Study Finds.

Interesting observation from the article:

“In the high-fructose group, the team found that the type of intestinal bacteria hadn’t changed, but that they were migrating to the liver more rapidly and causing damage there. It appears that something about the high fructose levels was causing the intestines to be less protective than normal, and consequently allowing the bacteria to leak out at a 30 percent higher rate.”

Fructose & Fatty Liver

Fructose & Fatty Liver

I love the whole “allowing the bacteria to leak out” thing. What if the reason they were “migrating to the liver” had something to do with the environment of the liver? Perhaps the environment of a fatty liver is simply more conducive to this bacteria? This is another example of how we bias our interpretations based on our perceived context within how the world works. I believe in a holistic, natural model, whereas the doctor in this study is assuming a “system malfunction” within the intestines.


Four years ago, Dr. Lustig linked the obesity epidemic in America to the over consumption of fructose and carbohydrates and his amazing video Sugar: the Bitter Truth.

Here are a few ideas to understand:

  1. Glucose-sugar can be utilized by every cell in the body.
  2. Fructose-sugar can only be broken down in the liver.
  3. Refined processed sugar is 50 percent Glucose and 50 percent Fructose.
  4. Excess Fructose is linked to leptin resistance.
  5. Leptin helps our mind know when our body is finished eating.
  6. Leptin resistance makes our body store carbs as fat instead of utilize it for energy.
  7. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is not that much “worse” than sugar (which helps point out how bad refined sugar is)


Conscious Consumerism Makes a Difference for some Chickens Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:01:03 +0000 As a regular shopper at Trader Joes, I am seeing a greater shift toward cage free eggs. This article at NPR has some interesting moments I would like to point out.

Most egg buyers (93%) don’t care, at least not enough to pay more money for cage free eggs. But the trend is growing.

[T]he industry… is responding to “the perception that cage-free is a better product than eggs from a conventional cage house.”

“Do you believe that?” I ask.

… “From a nutrition standpoint, the egg is the same,” he says.

Is it really the same?

Looking at the photo’s, the chickens in the cages don’t look to happy. I talked to a friend of mine who raises chickens, and he told me that chickens loose their feathers when they are stressed. Living an entire life inside a small cage seems like a formula for stress, sickness and disease.

How can the egg from a stressed out, sick and disease-prone chicken be “NUTRITIONALLY IDENTICAL” to a healthy chicken that gets exercise?

The farmer in the article goes on to say…”You also get to see chickens acting more like chickens, dust-bathing or perching on long metal rods up near the ceiling.”

I feel as human beings part of our role is to be good stewards of the creatures that depend on us for survival. Even animals doomed to the slaughterhouse deserve to have a pain free and relatively stress free life.

The fact that this farmer’s cage free business is growing 10-12% per year is a very good trend.


Why I don’t “take” vitamins Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:15:57 +0000 scale Do you take vitamins? Do you ever wonder if they are actually DOING anything?? I know, I know… many people out there swear by their effects, and I also know that it totally depends on the kind of vitamins you are taking. I used to take them every day. I believed, as many other do, that it can’t hurt and probably helps in SOME way. But I eventually stopped because something about it just didn’t feel right with me.

Latest research is suggesting to STOP IMMEDIATELY!

Here’s what I have come to realize. There are TOO many subtle, inter-related effects within food to be able to isolate a few and say, “That’s all you need.” For example, look at the some of the biological and chemical elements of parsley:

PARSLEY: Apigenin, Apiole, Apiosylglucoside, Bergapten, Calcium, Carotol, Caryophyllene, Copaene, Diglucoside, Elemene, Fats, Folate (B9), Folic Acid, Furocoumarins, Glucoside, Iron, Isopimpinellin, Isopropenylbenzene, Linoleic Acid, Luteolin, Magnesium, Menthatriene, Methyl Disulfide, Myrcene, Myristic Acid, Myristicin, Myristolic Acid, Niacin (B3), Ocimene, Octadecenoic Acid, Oleic Acid, Oxypeucedanin, Palmitic Acid, Pantothenic acid (B5), Petroselinic Acid, Phellandrene, Phosphorus, Pinene, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin (B2), Stearic Acid, Sugars, Terpinene, Terpineol, Terpinolene, Tetramethoxyallybenzene, Thiamine (B1), Thymol, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Xanthotoxin, Zinc. SOME BENEFITS: Properties: antiscorbutic, stimulating, diuretic, depurative, stomachic, aperitive and anthelmintic. Parsley freshens the breath. Laxative, hypotensive, antimicrobial, and tonic (on uterine muscles) properties. Useful for reducing bone resorption and maintaining bone health as well as for cancer chemoprevention. Reported to posses antitumor, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities.

There’s a LOT going on in there.

How can we isolate JUST ONE and claim it to be more important the the rest? My guess is when they discover new properties and how awesome they are, the marketing machine takes over and attempts to isolate and sell those individual properties.

What is clear to many is that food is best consumed in its WHOLE FORM. Basically, our best results come from eating food that is in the form that nature (or god, or evolution, or whatever you prefer) intended. Why ISOLATE? That’s left brain, reductionistic thinking.  Instead, get the deeper understanding and meaning with the full spectrum in your diet.

I was prompted to write this after reading “Billion-Dollar Scam In a Bottle: Why Vitamins Could Be Useless—or Even Shorten Your Lifespan.” I have been feeling for some time now that SUPPLEMENTS are essential, however, Vitamin PILLS are not the best way to supplement your diet. Real food is. The mineral content in our farm soil is eroding over time, and today’s fruits and vegetables are much less nutrient dense then the local, organic variety from 75 years ago.

So, supplement with “real food.” Start with the herbs (parsley, cilantro, basil, etc) and spices (turmeric, cinnamon, etc.) and then amp it way up with grasses (wheat grass, barley grass, etc). Ad If you are busy or just prefer the convenience, my favorite “supplement” is Healthforce Nutritional‘s green powder in a bottle called “Vita-mineral Green.” Here are just SOME of the ingredients:

Alaria, Alfalfa Grass, American Basil, Amla Berry, Barley Grass, Bladderwrack, Carob Pod, Chickweed, Chlorella, Dandelion Leaf, Dulse, Ginger Root, Holy Basil/Tulsi, Horsetail/Shavegrass, Kelp, Lavar, Moringa Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Nori, Oat Grass, Parsley Leaf, Shilajit , Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Yacon Leaf.

There are others on the market that I have used and enjoyed. Basically, any “powdered greens” are going to be an excellent way to boost your overall nourishment factor.

Skip the pills, just eat real food!

PS, for the most part the above is true. Of course, there ARE a few note-able exceptions.

  • B12
  • Omega 3
  • MSM

What other exceptions would you add?? (Leave a reply below and click Share this: (ie, Facebook)

Do you prefer a healthy human body, or a Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:10:58 +0000 Do you prefer a healthy human body, or a “human LIKE” body? What else can result from eating “FOOD LIKE PRODUCTS” ? (cancer is human-like)

Having tried different forms of fasting Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:49:22 +0000 Having tried different forms of fasting over the past 9 years, I am really happy that mainstream news is mentioning this