Ayurveda, which translates as “the science of life”, is an ancient healing system from India that emphasizes eating in accordance with your individual body type and the seasons. There are three mind/body types (or doshas) called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each mind/body type has certain qualities and it is recommended that each eat certain foods […]
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes we are surrounded by five energy fields. These five environmental elements – fire, earth, metal, water and wood – each correspond with certain body organs, such as the heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestines, stomach, urinary bladder and gall bladder. The five different elements are associated with different times of […]
Modern high-carbohydrate diets are a lot like the traditional diet of our ancestors which relied on whole grains, beans and vegetables. The breakdown is typically 80% carbohydrates, 10-15% protein and 5-10% fat. Foods encouraged include whole, unprocessed grains including brown rice, millet, barley and oats; a variety of vegetables and fruits, and beans, such as […]
The South Beach diet is a diet plan that emphasizes the consumption of “good carbohydrates” and “good fats”. A Miami, Florida area cardiologist, Arthur Agatston, developed this diet for his cardiac patients based on his study of scientific dieting research. The diet first appeared in a book of the same name published by Rodale Press.
For nearly 3000 years oriental cultures have harnessed the natural power of the earth to live healthier, happier, and more youthful lives. Today, there is a reemergence in the use of herbal supplements among American consumers. Many people are looking for new ways to improve their health, and they are often turning to natural remedies […]
Just want to share some great questions and answers for those who are going to have their first massage. The following comes from a post from About.com in their Alternative Medicine section, called “10 Embarrassing Questions About Massage” by Cathy Wong.
This is a wonderful pasta dish. If you are craving an Italian dish that will hit the spot… this is it! This also make a nice old world romantic dinner for two. Just add a salad, a little wine, light the candles, and Enjoy!
Webster defines hypnosis as a trance-like state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject. That sounds simple enough but how the human mind works is very puzzling. Hypnosis has been a legitimate source of scientific investigation for over a hundred years, generally in the fields […]
Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles. There are many different methods of strength training, the most common being the use of gravity or elastic and/or hydraulic force to oppose muscle contraction.
Nowadays, it is very rare to find someone who isn’t taking a daily multi vitamin. The obvious benefit of taking a multi vitamin is to prevent deficiency. There is strong evidence to suggest that many consumers don’t eat a well balanced diet consisting of nutritious foods. As a result a majority of people, are lacking […]
The obvious benefit of taking a multi vitamin is to prevent deficiency. The same thing can be said for minerals. Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions – from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used […]
In his book Integrative Nutrition, Joshua Rosenthal expresses his philosophy about the diet he created for himself – the 90-10 Diet. Rosenthal is an expert on nutrition and says that when people try to eat totally clean and pure diets, they can only do it for a limited period of time. No matter how much […]
This is the best fruits salads ever! It has the best poppyseed dressing I had ever tasted… so fresh tasting, not too tart and not too sweet. Use fruits that are the freshest and ripest in this delicious salad. You can also pick and choose your favorite fruits instead of the ones listed below. It’s […]
The DNA diet is a customized approach to health and diet, which offers specific recommendations for food based on the results of genetic testing. Foods encouraged or restricted are based on your unique biochemical makeup.
This recipe is delicious and reminds me of my trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Of course this recipe is a much healthier version of an old time favorite. During the days of the Soviet rule, russian families would bake these wonderful pies. They were inexpensive and very filling. Basically, they are just large bread loaves […]
The goal of the calorie restriction diet is to slow aging and extend lifespan rather than just to lose weight. This restriction sets your body at an ideal weight to achieve maximum metabolic efficiency, slow the aging process and reach a maximum life span. Weight loss is a side benefit of the calorie restriction diet.
Looking for a great lunch. These chicken salad sandwiches with a chilled fresh melon fruit salad is the answer. This lunch is light and filling… sure to be a favorite. Enjoy!
During the 60’s and 70’s there were many people who changed their way of life to a more natural way of doing, including their eating habits. That was never entirely lost by some, but went out of vogue for the most part when ‘convenience foods’ made their way onto the scene. Everyone’s lives became busier, […]
This really is one of the best combinations ever. Simple, elegant, and sensuous. Apparently there are over 400 varieties of mango worldwide. My favorite, from the three or four varieties I’ve tried, is the champagne mango. I’m seriously considering a trip to India just to sample mangoes.
The Master Cleanse, also known as the Lemon Cleanse and the Maple Syrup Diet, was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and later popularized by Peter Glickman in his book (2005) Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Days. The Master Cleanse is a detoxification program that aids in the removal of […]