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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Summer is Perfect for Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a classically French dish that’s been served mainly in the south-east of France for centuries. It’s always been considered a peasant dish — rustic, humble, and delicious. These days, ratatouille has gone global and can be found in haute cuisine the world over. Why? Because it’s really good food. Ratatouille is a vegetarian dish. You could probably add […]

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Whole Foods for a Healthy Life

The Whole Foods Opportunity What’s really on our dinner plates? Studies show that many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today have a significantly lower nutritional value than the same produce grown just 25 years ago. Soil depletion, commercial farming methods and premature harvesting are key factors in this decline — and our busy, on-the-go lifestyles, supported by regular […]

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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 III

Antioxidants for Autoimmune Dysfunction Glutathione Glutathione is a protein constructed by the liver. It is an immune-boosting , water-soluble antioxidant, and it’s considered the most powerful intracellular antioxidant. Glutathione scavenges hydroxyl radicals, which some experts believe to be to most damaging kind of free radical. Glutathione is particularly important for anyone cancer, diabetes, or HIV (an artificial retrovirus spread initially […]

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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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Cleansing Stomach Detox

So many “foods” today are just not good for your body. From wheat products (bread, crackers, chips, pasta, etc.) to chemical additives, neurotoxins like MSG and aspartame, and virtually everything with added sugar, your body needs a break. This detox is formulated to help your digestive system 1) have a break from solid food, which is a good thing, and […]

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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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