The Blood Type Diet is based on the books, Eat Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type, which propose that each of the four blood types (O, A, B, AB) has a very detailed list of foods that must be avoided. The diet was conceived by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, who based […]
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Baked Tofu with Ginger
This simple and easy Tofu recipe will be a favorite. Tofu is a great health alternative to meat protein. Tofu is soybean curd that is produced by curdling fresh hot soymilk with a coagulant. The flavor of tofu is bland and easily absorbs flavors from other ingredients it is cooked with. It can be found […]
The Zone Diet
The Zone Diet is about balancing your hormones within a specific range to control hunger on fewer calories while still getting the proper nutrients your body needs for long-term health. The Zone Diet can best be described as a moderate-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, moderate fat diet that has approximately one gram of fat for every two grams […]
Zucchini and Beef Lasagna
This is a great twist on an old time favorite. Lasagna is loved around the world and this recipe really hits the spot when you are craving a real Italian style meal without all the guilt! Enjoy!
How We Get Energy from Proper Nutrition
Did you ever wonder where your energy comes from, and how it is derived from the foods you eat? The truth is, we get energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein, and when you go on restrictive diets, you short-change some systems in your body, and short-change your health.
The Perfect Summer Time Picnic
It summer time… time to pack the picnic basket and head outside. Weather you are hiking, bike riding or boating. These BBQ’d Chicken Sandwiches will all the fixins will hit the spot. Enjoy!
The Importance of the Acid – Alkaline Balance
Your body is a complex system that needs to strike a delicate balance between acidity and alkalinity in order to not only survive, but to thrive. The proper acid/alkaline balance varies slightly from person to person, but it is generally agreed by experts that the magic pH number for optimal health should be around 7.4. […]
Tropical Fruit Shake
You must try this Tropical Fruit Shake! It is so yummy and perfect for beating the summer time heat. The tropical sweetness will have you leave you wanting more and making these delicious shakes all summer long! Enjoy!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) have been studied for more than 30 years, resulting in more than 7,000 reports, and nearly 900 human clinical trials. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have positive effects on the heart, brain, joints, skin and even pregnancy. Studies have evaluated not only the multiple ways omega-3s promote cardiovascular […]
Probiotics Are Our Friends
Probiotics, which means ‘for life’, have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. One that you would most readily recognize is yogurt. Probiotics are “friendly or good” bacteria similar to the beneficial microorganisms found naturally in the human gut and are available to consumers in the form of dietary supplements and foods.
The Food Industry and The Government
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is the primary government agency responsible for American food policy. It was created in 1862 as a regulatory agency to ensure an adequate and safe food supply for the American public and provide dietary advice to Americans. In essence, this agency is supposed to be our protector, like a parent […]
The Truth about the USDA Food Pyramid
The primary agency responsible for American food policy is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which was created in 1862 as a regulatory agency to ensure an adequate and safe food supply for the American public as well as providing dietary advice to the public. The USDA published its first dietary recommendations in 1894. In […]
Exercise for Those with Arthritis and Joint Problems
Exercise is an important component in staying healthy when you have arthritis. Moderate physical activity on a regular basis helps decrease fatigue, strengthens muscles and bones, increases flexibility and stamina, and improves your general sense of well-being.
Don’t Trust the Experts – Trust Yourself
Food is fuel for your body. Your body knows what it needs in order to keep running efficiently – it needs the fuel of vitamin and nutrient rich foods from a variety of food groups. That’s why it’s important to listen to your body and respond to its natural hunger. It will tell you what […]
Tips For Growing Younger
Aging doesn’t have to mean looking and feeling old, getting flabby, and losing your sex drive. Your biological age can be much younger than your calendar age with a few lifestyle changes. If you desire good looks, a hard body, and the sex life of a 25 year old, you can have it. If you’re […]
Just say NO
Over the last decade, America’s reliance on prescription drugs has grown by staggering proportions. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s June 2006 report, “Prescription Drug Trends,” the number of prescriptions purchased per capita in the U.S. population rose from 7.9 in 1994 to 12.3 in 2005.
Simple Tips to Help You Exercise More
A lot of people say they ‘hate’ exercise, but I think what they really hate is the expectation of long hours of organized exercise for the rest of their lives. Joining a gym makes some people cringe, and others just can’t afford it. And a lot of people don’t have an extra hour or two […]
Blood Sugar Imbalance
When we consume a diet of mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other whole, natural, unprocessed plant foods, we tend to have much better blood sugar control than those who eat more processed foods and high fat animal foods.
Bio-Individuality: What Works for You
There is no one perfect way of eating that works for everybody. This is called bio-individuality. Each person has very specific needs for his or her own health according to age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle and ancestry.
The American Healthcare System Is Failing Us
#1 Failure: Did you know that one-third of all Americans younger than 65 are uninsured? This means that more than 61 million people are without access to affordable, essential health services. Many of these people don’t go to the doctor or get medication when they really need it – they can’t afford it. America is […]