Disease Prevention

A Few More Free Juicing Recipes!

0 by / on November 2, 2008, 2:17 pm

Spinach – Cucumber – Celery Juice Recipe 2 Cups Packed Spinach (4 Oz) 1 Cucumber 1 Celery Stalk Because celery isn’t overpowering, it allows the spinach and cucumber juices to stand out.  Spinach is a great source of calcium, iron and potassium This makes 10 Ounce with the following Nutritional Facts 139 Calories 1 Gram of Fat 35 Grams of Carbs 1 Gram of Protein Pineapple – Blueberry – Giner Juice Recipe 1/4 Pineapple 1 cup blueberries 1 piece fresh ginger (1/4 – 1/2 inch) Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which have been shown to fight certain types of cancer. [...]

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Benefits of Vitamin K and How to Get It! “Who put the ‘K’ in Vitamin?”

0 by / on October 23, 2008, 8:54 am

I just love imagining the expression of profound “Huh?” on your face. (Or maybe I just overestimate my cleverness) Anyway, what I’m talkin bout Willis is Vitamin K; that amazing “koagulating” substance essential for healing our wounds. Now I’m no dummy—at least that’s what my mother tells me—but “koagulation” is the way our Danish friend Henrik Dam, the researcher who discovered the stuff spelled it, and that’s what put the “K” in Vitamin. Now for years scientists have believed that coagulation (see I can spell it) seemed to be the only boon of this baby but recent discoveries have shown [...]

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Food/Juice/Yogurt and Clear, Beautiful Skin – “How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?”

1 by / on October 17, 2008, 8:29 am

So before getting into it I’ll make the usual challenge of $5 off any purchase to anyone who names the song and artist that title is from. I make that type of offer a lot and I’m continually surprised when no one takes me up on it. (I find chastising is an effective way to begin so as to engage the reader.) Now let’s get into the meat of this article (calm down veggies). They say “beauty’s but skin deep”. I’m not sure exactly what that means but I’ve heard it and using quotes is another way to engage the [...]

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The Benefits of Coffee “Buzz… Buzz… Buzz…”

1 by / on October 15, 2008, 8:26 am

Let me tell you something. Coffee comes from God. There’s no two ways about it. That’s probably why, when I roll out of bed, I head straight for the coffee maker instead of hitting my knees. And lo my morning prayer/meditation routine doesn’t really get started until I’ve had at least half a cup. You see, it’s that sixth sense guiding me to help pry my third eye open so that I may commune more completely with… Or maybe I’m just an addict. Regardless, if you’re a coffee fiend like me, you’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. And yes, [...]

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Stop the Common Cold – “So… Very… Cold”

0 by / on October 9, 2008, 8:18 am

Oh how delightfully blissful we live when we’re in good health, taking care to eat right, exercise, and generally stay on top of our well being.  That’s why it’s so darn frustrating to be stopped in our tracks by that pesky and pervasive virus known as the common cold.  Now I’m somewhat of a health nut…  I say somewhat because I do, on occasion, indulge and compared to some like my dear Aunt and Mother I’m a lightweight when it comes to healthy diet and prevention.  However, I go to great lengths to keep my immune system in tip top [...]

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“It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superfood”

1 by / on October 7, 2008, 8:14 am

Everybody loves a superhero and the fantasy of magic and miracles.  In our modern, scientific world these things seem to exist almost exclusively in movies, comic books, and of course the new age world of health nuttiness.  But as “educated” as we all are its amazing how we still have a tendency to run to extremes—doubt everything or believe anything.  I know a Doctor who believes if you’re maintaining your weight, you’re getting sufficient nutrition and health fanatic who aspires to become a “lightarian”. In my view, wisdom is approaching the promise of something fantastic with skepticism as well as [...]

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“The Hives: Great Band… Terrible Skin Condition”

0 by / on October 5, 2008, 8:12 am

Really one of the best live shows ever.  I saw them once in Manhattan and was so wiped out I didn’t get out of bed the whole next day.  That’s pretty much what I wanted to do after the fires last week but I couldn’t stop scratching.  I’m not sure if it was all the stress or an allergy to something or a combination of many things but I found myself with hives… (the skin irritation that is, although they sound like fun guys to hang out with)  Some people get this frequently when they’re stressed or exposed to an [...]

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Fighting Factors of Orange Juice – “All This Talk About OJ Is Making Me Thirsty”

0 by / on October 1, 2008, 8:06 am

I got an email from a member of the Juicy Josh MySpace community earlier this week asking me what I had to do with OJ?  Strange question, I thought…  and not very nice.  Of course the whole thing was a big misunderstanding that we straightened out quickly.  But it got me thinking and I realized that I hadn’t really written anything about this wonderful fruit and its health benefits.  (I don’t really have much to say about the other OJ)  And away we go… So every year around flu season we get the sniffles and run to the grocery store [...]

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Benefits of Whole Grains “Grain on the Brain”

0 by / on September 19, 2008, 9:01 pm

Continuing with the basics, in addition to eating organic fruits and vegetables another way to drastically improve your diet is by eating whole grains and products made from whole grain flour.  Whole grains are nutritionally superior to refined grains, richer in dietary fiber, antioxidants, protein (in particular the amino acid lysine), dietary minerals (including magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and selenium), and vitamins (including niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin E).  It’s been proven that a high fiber diet can reduce the incidence of some forms of cancer, digestive system diseases, gum disease, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and many studies have [...]

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Grass, it’s not just for cows any more

0 by / on September 15, 2008, 8:55 pm

That’s right, although the wheatgrass craze is a bit past its apex, it’s clear that its popularity is more than just a passing fad.  Somehow, despite the fact that obesity is on the rise, the country is getting more interested in health.  Now I could do an entire article on what I believe to be behind this dichotomy but for now trust me, they aren’t related.  Cows are fat for other reasons. So once again this will be basic stuff for a great many regulars in this community but it’s important to keep pulling in those who are just getting [...]

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