Food is the Cornerstone of Good Health

We have so many attachments to food. Yummy food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, isn’t it? Throw a party at your house and where does everyone end up? In the kitchen. We love food. It smells good, it tastes good, it can make us feel good.  Think about how many good memories you have that are tied to food […]

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The Attack on Supplements

How do we know that nutritional supplements are really good for you? The pharmaceutical giants are doing their best to tell everyone how dangerous they are. Just two years ago, 68 percent of the American population was using supplements. Figures like that get Big Pharma’s attention, especially when their own synthetic products start showing a decrease in use and profits. […]

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Watch Your Gut

A flat belly is one of the signs of good health. Why? Let me tell you a very short story… Until just a few decades ago, nearly everyone had a flat belly. Hard to believe? It’s true. These days, however, it’s a different world. Obesity is becoming the norm. Kind of reminds me of the cruise ship guests in the […]

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My Lifestyle Change – Part Four

White, Refined Sugar Addiction When it came to giving up dairy and sugar, I had to say good-bye to things I LOVED, and would later realize I was also addicted to. Specifically, it was the sugar I was addicted to; the dairy was another thing altogether. I have personally linked sugar consumption to my challenges with anger. Sugar withdrawals presented […]

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Relieve Depression with Diet

Antidepressants have become alarmingly wide-spread in the past decade. Currently, about 10 percent of the population is taking selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), but that number goes up to 1 in 4 for women in their 40s and 50s. Even doctors – if they’re forthcoming – will tell you that antidepressants are dangerous. Once you’ve started taking them, you cannot […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part II

ANTI-AGING ANTIOXIDANTS Acetyl-L-Carnitine Acetyl-L-carnitine is a form of amino acid that increases the use of fat as an energy source. It performs the very helpful task of transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, which are particularly susceptible to free radical damage. It also increases levels of acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter needed for memory and learning. As such, it […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part I

Every day, the cells of your body burn fuel (taken in as food) for energy. As a result, fragments of molecules called “free radicals” are produced internally.  Once released within the body, free radicals can do great damage. By definition, a free radical has an unpaired electron. In order to stabilize itself, it will scavenge another electron from wherever it […]

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The Skinny on Fats

“Heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke. Individuals can reduce their risk of CVDs [cardiovascular diseases] by engaging in regular physical activity, avoiding tobacco use and second-hand tobacco smoke, choosing a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt, and maintaining […]

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Diabetes & Folic Acid

A quick Google search with the keywords “diabetes” and “folic acid” will reveal some interesting articles. All are from major medical news sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Diabetes journals, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and others, all praising the use of folic acid for diabetics. Here’s what you need to know: folic acid is […]

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Sugar Cravings

Some 80 million Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. That number increases annually. Although there are several avenues that will get you to diabetes’ door, a very popular culprit is sugar. Hard to avoid; hard to turn down. And there’s way more of it processed foods and beverages than you might suspect, so you’re probably getting a lot of it every […]

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