Jan 282012
 
How A High Fat Diet Leads To Diabetes

Before I started researching diabetes, I thought it was a diet high in sugar that led to the development of diabetes. I was surprised to find out that the amount of fat in the diet has a much more drastic effect on diabetes patients, and removing fat from the diet will actually cure most diabetics [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 132012
 
Low-Fat Diets and Raw Food

Research has a firm grasp on the benefits of a low-fat diet. Eat less fried foods and more vegetables and your health will improve. What are the implications of this on a raw food diet? What is a low-fat raw food diet? It is essentially the same as a raw vegan diet – which is [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 052012
 
Eating For The Thyroid

Low thyroid function (hypothyroid) is actually one of the most common conditions in North America. The jury is still out on a cure, but there are still things you can do to keep your thyroid healthy. Remember just because you have a slow or fast thyroid gland, you may not need medication. It’s also important [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 042012
 
Why We Like Bad Foods

Remember high school and college, when the good girl always falls for the bad boy? Why do we have the same problem with food? Eating sweet, fatty and salty foods gets us hooked, wanting a fix like a drug. Controlling your cravings for unhealthy food starts with understanding the process, here is the biology behind [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 022012
 
Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie reminds me a little bit of Kool-Aid, but make it and be your own judge. Today is grocery day, the only fruit we had left in the house went into this smoothie, and it turned out so good that I wanted to share it. Kiwi’s are a great source of vitamin C (more [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 292011
 
Just Because It's Raw, Doesn't Mean You Should Eat It

All raw foods are not equal! I’ve heard of a lot of people who tried eating raw and failed. They felt sick, their health got worse instead of better, and some people even managed to gain weight. At first I wondered how this could possibly be happening. On closer inspection, these people were all doing [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 282011
 
Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is an amazing food. It’s full of nutrition including dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It contains minerals and antioxidants. In short -it’s very good for you! Papaya is one of the rare foods that has a high amount of enzymes that help digestion, called papain and chymopapain. Depending on where you [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 262011
 
Eating Raw Food on a Budget

A common obstacle people run into when switching to raw food or even a healthy whole food diet, is the cost. If you go into it blindly without knowing the ropes, things can get overwhelming and costly. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Follow these 11 guidelines to help you get healthy without [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 212011
 
Don’t want to gain weight during the holidays? Find out how!

Everyone worries about gaining weight during the holidays. Some of us even make peace with the idea that we will be a few pounds heavier in the new year. Then we have at least three months afterward to get it off before swimsuit season. If you’d rather keep your weight off and not have to [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 162011
 
3 Must Have Winter Herbs

Winter is a time of colds and flus. It is a time when we consume less fresh food and over-feast, and as a result our immune system is not at its best. The secret during the cold months is to boost the immune system with proper diet and true medicine. Herbs heal the body and [Read on...You know you want to]