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How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

A healthy body is a key for a healthy mood. It is essential to know that there are many factors that can create an unhealthy body as well as poor mood—and that there are steps you can take to reverse the process.

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

Science has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less.

Science May Have A Clue Why Some People Are Obese but Still Healthy

Science May Have A Clue To Why Some People Are Obese and Still Healthy

Some obese people may be able to remain metabolically healthy despite their size because their bodies produce low levels of a certain molecule. High levels of the molecule, called heme oxygenase-1 or HO-1, are linked to metabolic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol...

Think Health, Think Colored Fruits and Vegetables

Think Health, Think Colored Fruits and Vegetables

In the fifth century B.C., Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, declared, 'Let food be your medicine...' Fruits and vegetables, especially the most colorful ones, contain a bushel of disease-fighting compounds.

The Natural Way To Keep Produce Fresh & Stop Waste

The Natural Way To Keep Produce Fresh and Stop The Waste

Nearly a third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted, according to the UN’s World Resources Institute. It is a sad irony that we waste so much food – especially fruit and vegetables – but still fail to feed the world’s ever increasing population. We need to start minimizing the amount of food that is produced and then lost.

Making Stone Soup: Mother's Day for Dummies

Mother's Day for Dummies: Making Stone Soup

Spring is the season for regeneration, but it is also the season for she who generates. In April, we honor Mother Earth on Earth Day, then come May, we honor our own respective mothers on Mother’s Day. Gotta love ’em both because...

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

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

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...

Myths and Facts about Your Weight & Diet

Myths and Facts about Your Weight & Diet

It never ceases to amaze me how many myths we’re bombarded with concerning diet, exercise, and weight. Following are some common myths that I hear frequently from my patients. Have you heard them, too? Have you begun to realize that they’re false?

A Wholistic Approach to Weight Management

weight management

Although I don’t believe in calorie counting, I do believe it is essential to be wise in our dietary choices. If weight loss is a goal, then choosing low-energy-density foods for the bulk of your diet and using high-energy foods as condiments or...

How To Shut Off the Body's Source of Toxins

How To Shut Off the Body's Source of Toxins

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...

Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut microbes from lean people helped prevent mice from becoming obese—but only if the animals ate a healthy diet. The research could point the way to new treatments for obesity.

What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

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...

Common Sense Your Diet

There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us.........

Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???

Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???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...

Jamie Oliver Fights Obesity One Family at a Time

Jamie Oliver Fights Obesity One Child at a Time

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

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

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

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...

Gluten Affects Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

Gluten Affect Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

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.

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

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...

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that it's junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate; they falsely incriminate a delicious food that turns out to have profoundly important healing powers...

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

When it comes to weight loss, the pen is mightier than the scale. Begin to keep careful track of everything you put into your mouth, including beverages. Being accountable to yourself in this way will be an eye-opening experience, because it will force you to come face-to-face with...

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Emotional eaters often have negative thoughts about their bodies, weight, eating behaviors, and themselves. By using creative visualization, you can set goals and use the power of your imagination to create what you want rather than...

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Emotional overeating involves eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, feeling out of control during these binges, eating rapidly, eating without physical hunger, choosing to eat alone, grazing (nibbling at food all day), and/or feeling depressed about overeating.

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Breast-feeding is thought to help in preventing allergies in babies, particularly a bad reaction to cow's milk. There is a great deal of controversy about how much difference breast-feeding makes, so the advice given here is based on the best evidence available at present.

Weight Problems: Cause of Preventable Deaths?

Weight Problems: Number One Cause of Preventable Deaths

The more weight our bodies carry the more stress there is on our joints, muscles and spines. Each additional 10 pounds equates 50 pounds of pressure to the knees and 100 pounds of pressure to our backs. There is also...

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

According to the Mayo Clinic, after some initial weight loss, most of us will hit a plateau unless we change a few behaviors--for instance, by eating less and exercising more. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine so you can reach your long-term goal more quickly.

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease?

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease

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...

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

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...

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

by 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...

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.

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

by John Robbins. The dairy industry has been waging war against soy milk, suing the manufacturers of soy beverages for using the word milk and claiming that the dairy industry alone has a right to use it...

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

by John Robbins.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health says that two-thirds of U.S. mortality is diet-related. At a certain point, one decides that the evidence is sufficiently complete and convincing to warrant action. To my eyes, when it comes to the health advantages of...

Is There Such A Thing As Brain Food?

Brain Food?

People who eat baked or broiled fish at least once a week may be protecting their brains from Alzheimer’s disease and other brain problems. Cyrus Raji of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and colleagues conducted brain scans on...

What About Detoxification?

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.

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

 

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.

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...

The Practice of Food: New Routines & Measuring Portions

The Practice of Food: Routines, Portions, Honesty

by Dayna Macy. "Am I fat?" I’ve never actually asked this question of another human being — until now. I’m sitting in the office of Dr. Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco and author of Health at Every Size. “Yes.” I want to make sure I’ve heard correctly. “You just said I’m fat, right?” She nods and...

Fried Rice with Nori

Recipe for Fried Rice with Wild Nori.
Our nori goes excellently with all cooked grains, especially rice. Simply roast it and crumple it on, or sprinkle on our pre-roasted Nori Granules Sea Seasoning. For something a little creative with rice try this recipe from Montse Bradford.

Gluckastan Recipe

This recipe came from the Pacific Northwest where the Tsawatainak Indian tribe would harvest their local laver (nori) each year and cook it up with corn. Traditionally they undoubtedly did not use dairy products, but by the time Judith Cooper Madlener came on this recipe, they had started using a local brand of creamed corn. Take your pick.

Meatless Gunga: Pigeon Peas and Rice

Recipe for Gunga (Pigeon peas & rice). Let's see how this favorite Bahamian dish can be cooked... without meat! The recipe was excerpted with permission from the book: "The World In Your Kitchen" (out of print) by Troth Wells, ©1993.

Heavenly Rice and Spinach Recipe

Recipe for Heavenly Rice and Spinach. Leave standard potatoes or plain cooked rice behind! This adventurous side dish has an extraordinary rich flavor. This recipe was excerpted from The Garlic Cookbook, ©2000.

Curried Squash and Apples with Couscous

Recipe for Curried Squash and Apples with Couscous.
Here's a delicious curried squash recipe from Susan and Richard Strafursky's Savannah Inn, 330 Savannah Road Lewes, Delaware 19958.

Anorexia and Bulimia

Unfortunately many girls, in order to look like a supermodel, need to develop an eating disorder and spend a lot of time being concerned with their food and their weight. Bulimia nervosa is a form of compulsive eating where you binge and then purge. Types of purging may include...

Aliens R Us

The material contained in this article is not for the faint-hearted, and many may find it highly disturbing. These reports concern an alien civilization that perpetuates sinister and barbaric practices against beings on their own planet. It has been a solemn reminder to me, that although there are many loving beings in the universe, there are also many who do not respect life and are plainly deceitful and sadistic, and not to be trusted.

Bones R Us: Food and Our Bones

Calcium is essential for blood clotting, nerve transmission, muscle contraction and growth, heart function, general metabolism, and various hormone functions. Lack of enough calcium prevents bone deposition and contributes to thinner bones. Too much calcium can encourage kidney stones and gallstones.

Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili recipe

Chipotle chilies are dried smoked jalape?o chilies. They are often canned in adobo sauce, which is made with ground chilies and spices. They add a distinctive smoky flavor to this robust chili.

Eating Raw Foods for A New You

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.

Answers About Healthy Foods

More than ever, American shoppers are motivated by health concerns, especially about fats and cholesterol, and are turning away from meats and toward meals that are based on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Whenever I tell people that I am a vegetarian, I invariably get lots of questions.

The Vegetarian Diet: Why Vegetarianism

The Vegetarian Diet: An objective answer to those who want to know the nutritional, spiritual, and moral advantages of vegetarianism. A vegetarian is one who eats no animal products. Also he or she uses a minimum of leather, only where necessary.

Calorie Counting... Down the Scale

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.

Acid and Alkaline Balance

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.

Color Code Eating

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...

Diet - A Four-Letter Word (2)

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.

Diet - A Four-Letter Word

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.

Anti-Oxidants for Disease Prevention

Regardless 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?

Eat Great, Lose Weight

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.

Food Combining

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.

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.

Juices & Sprouts

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.

From Eating... to Obesity

Everything we know about our prehistoric ancestors is that they were lean. If they finished lunch hungry, they had a choice. Go off for an hour or two and find more food or have a siesta during the heat of the day. You had to really want the food to go to the effort of getting it. Today of course, in the affluent countries, we are surrounded by food.

Emotional Eating vs. Physical Hunger

Self-awareness is a key ingredient to recovering from the Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. There are 16 feelings that Emotion Eaters most often confuse with physical hunger. These listings merely describe the fattening feelings and explain why they lead to overeating.

Gradually Becoming Vegetarian

If you decide to become a vegetarian for loving reasons, such as loving your body, your spiritual gifts, animals, and the environment, you'll enjoy the transition more. However, if you are motivated by fear -- such as wanting to lose weight to please someone else -- you're apt to struggle with food cravings and dissatisfaction.

What is the Zone?

For generations, every male on my father's side of my family suffered from a similar fate: a premature heart attack that cut their life short decades too early. I knew I couldn't change my genes, but I was determined to find a way to lead a normal, healthy life span...

Self-Discovery Through Obesity

If we are so gracious with flu symptoms in ourselves, or pneumonia symptoms in our friends, why then are we so cruel with symptoms of another disorder that affects nearly 70% of the American population? Obesity. Do we really think that someone would choose to be overweight? Do we really think that children say, "When I grow up I want to be fat?"

Papaya Orange Drink

Recipe for a cool, refreshing Papaya Orange Drink.

Tofu Recipes

Tofu recipes from InnerSelf.com

Dulse Garlic Bread

Recipe for Garlic Bread using Dulse - Healthy recipes for the beginner or the gourmet cook. Great for vegetarians, health conscious individuals, or those simply wanting to live longer and healthier.

Breads

Healthy bread recipes from the pages of Innerself Magaine.

Barley Bread

Barley bread recipe from The Complete Guide to Wheat-Free Cooking by Phillis Potts.

Old Fashioned Indian Rye Bread

Wheat-Free Cooking by Phillis Potts. An 1800' hard crust rye bread recipe, from The Complete Guide to Wheat-Free Cooking.

Millet Croquettes

Millet Croquettes - Healthy recipes for the beginner or the gourmet cook. Great for vegetarians, health conscious individuals, or those simply wanting to live longer and healthier.

Millet-Squash Croquettes

Millet-Squash Croquettes - Healthy recipes for the beginner or the gourmet cook. Great for vegetarians, health conscious individuals, or those simply wanting to live longer and healthier.

Hot Dulse Lemonade

This may sound bizarre, but Judith Cooper Madlener in the "Sea Vegetable Book" claims it's an old New England treatment for coughs and colds. That could well be, as many early Irish and Scottish settlers had eaten dulse "back home" and still enjoyed it in the New World.

Healthy Beverage Recipes

Indes: Healthy beverage recipes to help you live healthier and longer!

Ruby Sipper Cooler

Recipe for a delightful way to enjoy fresh berries. A cool refreshing drink or smoothie for hot summer days.

Spiced Tea (Chai) Recipe

The Indian chai masala has become very popular amongst Tibetans in the refugee communities, and is healthier in the Indian climate than the traditional buttered tea.

Island Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread seems to be popular wherever bananas are found, and bananas are plentiful in the Caribbean. The addition of lemon peel and hint of allspice make this sweet, moist Caribbean version unique.

Berry Shiny Glaze Recipe

Berry Shiny Glaze - Healthy recipes for the beginner or the gourmet cook. Great for vegetarians, health conscious individuals, or those simply wanting to live longer and healthier.

Carrot Cake Recipe

Recipe for Carrot Cake which includes no dairy (does have one egg) and uses tofu.

Chocolate Silk Road Pie Recipe

Recipe for Chocolate Silk Road Pie. This variation of chocolate silk pie is made with silken tofu. It has all the flavor of the original, with no cholesterol, plus the nutritional benefits of soy protein.

Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie - Healthy recipe for the beginner or the gourmet cook. Great for vegetarians, health conscious individuals, or those simply wanting to live longer and healthier.

Ginger Spice Cake Recipe

This is a recipe for an old-fashioned gingerbread-style cake. Easy, nutritious recipe for the quality conscious family on the go from Pinch of Time: Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes by Sandra Rudloff
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