Feb 152012
 
Fructose: Fruit vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

I’ve heard it a hundred times, “so and so told me to stop eating fruit because of all the sugar, you know fruit is really high in fructose”. Fructose has been blasted for years now, but is all fructose the same? Can the sugar in fruits harm you? The thought seemed ludicrous to me, so [Read on...You know you want to]

Feb 082012
 
Stretching Your Dollars – Growing Food

Is it more expensive to eat raw food? There is no argument that organic food is generally more expensive than it’s conventionally grown counterparts, but what about a vegetarian or raw lifestyle? Is it more expensive to fill your plate with produce than with meat products? Of course it depends on how and where you [Read on...You know you want to]

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 252012
 
What's Your Food Made Of?

It seems like it doesn’t matter what type of weight loss program I’m looking at, most of them talk about the same thing: fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbs. What this says to me is that most people, even those involved in weight loss and nutrition don’t understand food at all.   What are proteins and [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 172012
 
Could Losing Weight Be As Easy As Drinking The Right Tea?

There are a bunch of green tea sales pages online that would have you believe that this statement is true. Is it? What does your common sense tell you? A compound in green tea is said to speed up your metabolism, but is it enough for you to keep your same eating habits and still [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 062012
 
Dangers of Dieting Part 2 : Starvation Diets

As the population gets fatter, more people are giving in to the so called easiness of fad diets. There are more weird diets out there now than I can keep track of. Most of them are actually dangerous to our health, and almost none of them work in the long run. Read on to find [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 012012
 
Getting Rid of Holiday Weight

Well the holiday season is wrapping up, and most of us are thinking the same thing. “Wow I ate a lot of crap” “Crap I gained a lot of weight” “Wait I need to fix this”! If you weren’t strict with yourself through the holidays, chances are you at a lot of cookies and candies. [Read on...You know you want to]

Dec 302011
 
This Is What Is Holding You Back

The crucial factor in your success at anything in life, is without a doubt, your willingness to accept change. There is a quote that says something like: If you want your life to change, you have to change your life. If you go about things the same way you always have, you will keep on [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]