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Category: Diet and Nutrition

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Fast Food Trends in America

Fast Food Trends in America

For decades, the fast food craze in America has been building momentum with no signs of slowing down. Not so coincidentally, it is keeping pace with America’s growing waistline and chronic weight-related health issues.

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How to Enjoy Holiday Foods With Less Guilt

How to Enjoy Holiday Foods With Less Guilt

Avoid using the holidays as an excuse to overeat and bake more treats. Consider holiday meals like any other meal out of the year and bake seasonal treats in moderation. When it comes to the holiday meal, choose more fresh vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Avoid eating dinner rolls, loads of mashed potatoes, and an entire pumpkin pie. There are many healthy alternatives to traditional holiday meal fixings.

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Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified foods are everywhere. Most Americans assume they are eating foods proven to be safe to eat. They are wrong. When it comes to genetically modified food, the FDA allows it to be sold until it is proven to be dangerous.

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Why Alternate Day Dieting is Bad

Why Alternate Day Dieting is Bad

Remember the words of Mother Nature, “Don’t play with your metabolism at the dinner table.” Alternate Day Dieting is where you put your body in starvation mode one day, and then at a more normal calorie diet the next day. This micro-cycle of yo-yo dieting can set you up for overeating, defeating the purpose of the diet plan.

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Vegetarian Means Bad Hunter in Apache

Vegetarian Means Bad Hunter in Apache

I think a “soy chicken” is an oxymoron. Perhaps vegans and vegetarians find it appealing, but for my money, I will will take the real thing… thank you very much.

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil

Omega 3 fatty acids are praised more for their health benefits, but all three omega fatty acids are essential to normal metabolic functions in the body. The fatty acids omega 6 and omega 9 receive less attention, because they are more common in our diet.

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Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

When thinking of refined carbs, white flour consumption is a huge problem, as it is used extensively in foods. Many whole-wheat bakery items actually contain large quantities of white flour. White flour-based foods and simple carbs are typically found in breads, bagels, pasta, crackers, chips, tortillas, muffins, cakes, cookies, and pizza dough.

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Set-Points are for Weight Loss not Tennis

Set-Points are for Weight Loss not Tennis

The weight-regulating mechanism in the brain “chooses” the amount of body fat it considers ideal for its needs, and then works tirelessly to defend that level. Changing it requires a reset of the “set-point” by adjusting the fat thermostat and increasing thermogenics.

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Tis the Season for Stress

Tis the Season for Stress

As wonderful as the holidays are, they can also be a time of increased stress. One-third of Americans are living with intense stress that is having a negative effect on their health, work productivity, and relationships. Chronic stress can even be associated with multiple illnesses: heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, allergies, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, endocrine and autoimmune diseases.

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Calcium 101

Calcium 101

The basics on calcium, Calcium 101, explains basic differences among popular types of calcium, and why it is so important, especially for postmenopausal women. These essential nutrients work together to help build and maintain good bone health.

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Benefits of Grapefruit seed Extract

Benefits of Grapefruit seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract is derived from the seeds, membranes, and the pulp of grapefruit. Used as a broad-spectrum, non-toxic, antimicrobial product, it is highly effective for fighting infection and promoting health, as a purifier, antiseptic, and preservative. Studies comparing its effectiveness to chlorine bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and colloidal silver, it was found to be superior as an antimicrobial.

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The Pollyanna Nutritional Optimist

The Pollyanna Nutritional Optimist

To those who follow a Pollyanna diet, nutritional supplements are a silly waste of money. Someone who is Pollyannaish will believe proper nutrition can be achieved by eating the proper quantities of correctly balanced foods. A Pollyanna must rely on idealist assumptions to support their perspective.

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Honey for Health

Raw Honey Remedies

Recalls and warnings on OTC (over-the-counter) cough and cold medicines abound. They are not only considered unsafe for children, but adults can also have bad side effects. Before you reach for cold medicine claiming to solve your stuffy head, congestion, cough woes, it would be good to review valid reasons for avoiding these products, and opt for natural remedies instead.

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Collagen Type II for Arthritis Pain Relief

Collagen Type II for Arthritis Pain Relief

Collagen type II (CTII) is an effective source for alleviating joint stiffness and increasing mobility. Several studies have found CTII reduces joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences found that it is also an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.

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My 4 Resolutions for Weight Loss

My 4 Resolutions for Weight Loss

Top resolution in January is to lose weight, propelling a boom in the fitness industry during this annual period of self-attention, reviving my 4 resolutions to weight loss.

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4 Ways to Boost Immunity During Holidays

4 Ways to Boost Immunity During Holidays

Four articles to help stimulate and strengthen your immune system. These suggestions are important all year long, but especially beneficial during the holidays.

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Do Supplements Help the Immune System

Do Supplements Help the Immune System

When you start to feel your immune system break down, you need to replenish the body with immune-stimulating nutrients. We list many herbs and vitamins for you.

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Hormones Do Effect the Immune System

Hormones Do Effect the Immune System

In the battle for immune power, it’s easy to overlook how hormone balance affects the immune system. This overview shares hormonal information to help you.

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5 Choices for Food to Help Your Immune System

5 Choices for Food to Help Your Immune System

The typical American diet is usually fast-food, which makes you more susceptible to illness and common viruses. Here are 5 choices to build your immune system.

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The Nutrition of Moods and Holiday Cheer

The Nutrition of Moods and Holiday Cheer

Nutrition is an important key to increasing our sense of well-being. Improved nutrition affects the body’s chemical balances, so that we feel better physically. This also helps the chemical balances in the brain, so that our moods and the abilities to cope with stress improve.

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Health Goals and the New Year

Health Goals and the New Year

Most people can’t change all their habits at once. Choose battles wisely, whether it is to eat half as much sugar as normal (check labels), or cut the soda pops, increase exercise, or even pick up a new vitamin that supports your immune system.

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