Around the globe, tea holds an exalted place among beverages. Actually, next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Among the different types of tea, Green tea is one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants. Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, but […]
Category Archives: Food & Nutrition
Seven Days to Better Health!
If you add one new healthy habit each day for seven days, you will be on the road to better health than you’ve ever experienced. Some of the simplest things in life work the best and this is certainly true of the health tips in this article. A healthy diet is not about restriction, it’s […]
Five Easy Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Small changes to your diet and lifestyle that can make a big impact. If you are not fighting your own battle with cancer today, chances are you know someone who is, or someone who has either already lost or won their fight.
The Real Skinny on Dietary Fats
If a low-fat lifestyle is good for our health and for weight-control, then why are we a nation of chronically ill people who are overweight or obese?
The Atkins Diet involves the restriction of carbohydrates in order to switch the body’s metabolism from burning glucose (a simple sugar) to burning stored body fat. The process: when the body has no excess carbohydrates (its preferred fuel) to burn, it will burn protein for a few days instead. Since burning protein for very long […]
Sally Fallon Diet
Nutrition researcher, community activist, journalist, chef, and homemaker, Sally Fallon is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, […]
Improving the Way We Eat
Our ancestors pretty much had a universal eating schedule. Everyone ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at about the same time everyday. And, there wasn’t all the snacking between meals that we have nowadays. Families sat down together to share a relaxed home-cooked meal usually at breakfast and dinner. It was quality family time when they […]
Guide to Eating Naturally
In just a few generations, we have completely transformed what, when and how we eat. We get most of our food from supermarkets and those foods contain chemicals, additives and sweeteners. We eat that stuff along with fried and fast foods. We eat in our cars, at our desks and in front of the TV. […]
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 […]
Five Element Theory Diet
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 […]
South Beach Diet
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.
Rigatoni with Chicken and Three Pepper Sauce
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!
The 90-10 Philosophy
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 […]
Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
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 […]
Nutrigenomics: The DNA Diet Approach
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.
Beef and Mushroom Pie
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 […]
Calorie Restriction Diet
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.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Melon Fruit Salad
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!
Raw Food Diet
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, […]