Healing Diets

The Energetics of Food: The Yin & Yang of Vitality & Health

The Energetics of Food: The Yin & Yang of Vitality & Health

by Donald R. Yance, CN, MH, RH(AHG). Each of us manifests our own energetic makeup, and this determines the balance of foods that promote vitality and health with the foods that detoxify and eliminate cancerous agents. The dynamics of the yin and yang aspects of different foods and how they relate to each person are also significant...

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How To Shut Off the Body's Source of Toxins

How To Shut Off the Body's Source of Toxins

by Christopher Vasey N.D. The principal source of toxins is our diet. If an illness has appeared, it is because the foods we consume supply and produce a greater quantity of toxins than our eliminatory organs can remove. It is therefore...

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What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

by Miles Olson. On Vancouver Island, in the temperate northwest of North America, the Coast Salish people were very healthy in the early 20th century. What did they eat? Fish, grease (whale, fish, bear, seal etc.), sea mammals, shellfish, berries, deer and a variety of seasonal plant foods. They prized grease, guts and flesh as their most vital foods...

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Low Protein Diet Plan

Low Protein Diet Plan

A low protein diet is a dietary programme that has been designed by physicians and dieticians to restrict the intake of proteins for certain individuals who are diagnosed with liver or kidney troubles and those who are suffering from inherited metabolic disorders. The intake of proteins is restricted depending upon several factors such as age, gender, and health conditions etc.

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Mediterranean Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Mediterranean Diet Plan For Weight Loss

The Mediterranean diet, as the name suggests, is a way of eating, based on the foods of the countries around the Mediterranean sea. It incorporates fewer meats and carbohydrates and more plant based foods and monounsaturated fats. In fact, it is not a single diet as the foods vary from country to country.

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It's Not Just In Salt: 10 Healthy Foods Rich In Iodine

It's Not Just In Salt: 10 Healthy Foods Rich In Iodine

Iodine is a mineral which is very essential for proper thyroid functions. It is also important for the production of thyroid hormones that helps growth and metabolism.

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Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???

Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???by Tana Amen, B.S.N., R.N. We can learn a lot from gorillas. Humans and gorillas share nearly identical DNA and digestive systems. A gorilla's wild diet is much healthier for people than the standard American diet...

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The Hunter-Farmer Food Types: Which One Are You?

The Hunter-Farmer Food Types: Which One Are You?by Mark Liponis, M.D. There are two types of people: Hunters and Farmers. Why are there two types of metabolisms that need two different diets? The idea of being a Hunter or a Farmer shouldn’t be taken literally...

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Gluten Affects Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

Gluten Affect Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxietyby Susan Pease Banitt, L.C.S.W. I once had a patient who came in and announced calmly, "I had a brownie yesterday, and then I felt really suicidal." For a moment, my conventional reaction was to think she was losing touch with reality. She was one of my least dramatic, most levelheaded clients and usually she understated rather than overstated everything.

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Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Liningby Julie Daniluk, R. H. N. We have over one hundred trillion bacteria living in our digestive system. We need these bacteria to be healthy. People with inflammatory bowel diseases have lower numbers of friendly bacteria. To repair your gut, increase absorption of nutrients, and overcome many health challenges...

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Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease?

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Diseaseby Louisa L. Williams, N.S., D.C., N.D. The much-maligned saturated fats — coconut oil, butter, and fat on meat — are not the cause of heart disease but actually protect against it. The fact is that rates of coronary heart disease, rare before 1920, have...

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Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?by Debra Lynn Dadd. Your liver needs very specific nutrients in order to process fat-soluble toxicants so they can be removed from your body. And one of these is protein. At one point in the process...

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Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sproutsby Louisa L. Williams, M.S., D.C., N.D. Nuts have numerous enzyme inhibitors and are best soaked or partially sprouted to make their nutrients most nontoxic and assimilable before eating. Therefore, raw nuts are significantly easier to digest if...

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What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?

What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?Based upon commonly available modern foods, the Paleolithic or caveman diet is a diet that seeks to mimic the diet of the hunter-gatherer. The diet consists of foods that can be hunted and fished and can be gathered.

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What About Detoxification?

What About Detoxification? by Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNTby Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT. A study released in January 2011 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives revealed that essentially 100 percent of the 268 pregnant women tested were contaminated with highly toxic synthetic chemicals.

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Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

Gluten and Grains -- Good or Bad? article by Vijay Vad M.D.

by Vijay Vad, M.D. Our forebears began eating grains only about 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture. Grain had several clear advantages: You could store it for those times when animal food and seafood were in short supply, and the grains themselves were the seeds needed to plant new crops.

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Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolate

Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolateby Stasia Bliss. What if we could fully embrace the joy that comes with eating chocolate, without any sense of guilt, for an entire day? Could we then also embrace other experiences of joy? This is where we begin, with this thought, this question: What if? For many of us, our relationship with chocolate is not...

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Transformation Through Fasting

Transformation Through Fasting

by Dayna Macy. “You’ll fast for three days”. I’ve run from hunger my whole life, and now I’m going to turn and face it. Dayna Macy shares her experience and insights during a three day fast and reveals...

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Intuitive & Conscious Eating

Intuitive & Conscious Eating by Sara Avant Stoverby Sara Avant Stover.

We can all relate to scarfing down a burrito in the car during rush-hour traffic or gobbling down a snack bar. Nowadays, it is easy to neglect the sacredness of our food. One vital way to tap into intuitive eating is to simply...

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Eating Raw Foods for A New You

by Joe Alexander. There are dozens and hundreds and thousands of diets, diet books and diet experts in the world today. For one reason or another, many people have decided to adopt some restrictions. The greatest value of the raw food diet is its transformative value.

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Six Healing Secrets of Food

Six Healing Secrets of Food by Deborah Kesten.by Deborah Kesten. We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But this skewed perspective, focusing solely on the physiological aspects of food, has become the norm. I call our one-sided, limited view the Dark Ages of nutrition.

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Acid and Alkaline Balance

Carrie L'Esperanceby Carrie L'Esperance. For optimal energy and to maintain health, a balance between the acids and the alkalis of the body is essential. The acid-alkaline balance varies with the individual and his or her stress level. Generally it ranges between 75 percent and 85 percent alkaline-producing foods to between 15 percent and 25 percent acid-producing foods in the diet.

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Fasting Safely for Health

Carrie L'Esperanceby Carrie L'Esperance. People who are not familiar with fasting may imagine that it entails sitting around getting bored and depressed, and not eating anything. It is difficult to imagine the powerful effects that fasts, using certain food and drink, can have...

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Color Code Eating

JAMES A. JOSEPH, PH.D.DANIEL A. NADEAU, M.D.by James A. Joseph, Ph.D. and Daniel A. Nadeau, M.D. Americans seem constantly to be on diets -- grapefruit diets, cabbage diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, raw food diets, you name it. The elusive goal of these many plans is weight loss. Yet we have the fattest society ever...

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Anti-Oxidants for Disease Prevention

antioxidants for disease preventionRegardless of what media outlet you receive your health and medical information from, it is likely that the term "antioxidant" is a familiar one. Since the 1980's, antioxidants have been the indisputable star topic in the field of nutritional biochemistry. What exactly are these compounds, and how do they function in the body?

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Benefits of Good Nutrition

The Japanese word shiatsu means finger pressure: shi = finger, atsu = pressure. In shiatsu, the fingers, thumbs, elbows, knees, and hands are all used to stimulate or sedate the energy flowing through the body to promote health and healing. Like acupuncture and other Asian medical practices, shiatsu works with the body's energy system.

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Calorie Counting... Down the Scale

Suzanne Somersby Suzanne Somers. My diets always consisted of severely cutting down on calories. I got results, but I suffered! I would lose the weight, but how I missed my dear friend, delicious food! I would get down to my "skinny" clothes for the date I needed to look my best, and then I would go home and reward myself with a feast of all the glorious treats I'd been missing. Of course, I would vow to get right back to a "healthy" way of eating so that I would not destroy all the progress I had made.

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Detoxification Therapies for Better Health

Gary Null, Ph.D.

Barbara Seaman

by Gary Null & Barbara Seaman.

The more toxic we are, the faster we age. "Everyone needs detoxification...because the air that we breathe is polluted, the water that we drink is full of chlorine, the clothing we wear is made of artificial fabrics and chemicals, the lotions and shampoos that we use all contain chemicals."

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Diet - A Four-Letter Word (2)

Nicki Anderson

by Nicki Anderson.

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

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Eat Great, Lose Weight

Eat Great, Lose Weightby Suzanne Somers. I've tried every diet in the world. The shakes, the calorie counting, the packaged foods, the fasting, the grapefruit, the cottage cheese, the celery... What I really wanted was to find a way to eat healthy, nutritious, yet flavorful foods in substantial portions and still lose weight. And I'm happy to tell you I have found it.

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Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type

The Answer is in Your Bloodtypeby Steven M. Weissberg, MD & Joseph Christiano, APPT. You are what you eat, but you should "EAT WHAT YOU ARE.'' This means each of us should eat the optimal diet compatible with our blood type. Doing this sounds easy enough, but in practice it is...

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Food Combining

by Geoff Bond. Our digestive system has to break down into their useful component parts a variety of different 'feedstocks' each requiring a different process. The foregoing consideration leads to the concept of eating food in batches, which require the same chemical and mechanical treatment in the digestive tract. It is known as the principle of proper food combining.

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Foods That Fight Pain

by Neal Barnard, M.D. Foods have medicinal value -- this has long been accepted in the medical traditions of China, India, Native America, and other cultures around the world, and is now being confirmed by the latest Western medical research. Foods can also fight pain. This idea is drawn from a wealth of new research from prestigious medical centers around the world.

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Juices & Sprouts

by Dr. Randolph Stone, D.O., D.C.? Minerals are essential to keep our chemistry in balance and to supply our bones, blood, and tissues with the elements necessary for normal function and growth. Minerals are needed in the tissues for tone and as conductors of electromagnetic light waves, which link the chromosomes of the cells to the finer energies of Nature.

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