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The Benefits of Juicing Wheatgrass

2 by / on May 26, 2010, 1:29 pm

The Benefits of Juicing Wheatgrass These days, everyone is looking for the newest and best “super food”. One that is very quickly becoming popular is wheatgrass juice, because not only is it a dietary source of energy, it is also loaded with vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining good health. Many people are using wheat grass juice because of the many health benefits it is said to offer. What Is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is just as the name implies: grass from the wheat plant. This is young grass, and is harvested during the early stages of growth, when the [...]

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Healthy Living with Spirulina

0 by / on May 14, 2010, 9:48 am

Today we have a guest blogger, Tom Hines, from Nutrition Geeks.  Thanks Tom for the info! Modern eating habits Our modern day diet contains sweets, refined carbohydrates, aerated colas, saturated oils, salts; not to mention other unhealthy ingredients like artificial sweeteners and preservatives. In addition, a lot of healthy constituents are missing from these foods, chiefly, high quality proteins, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fibers. All of these have collectively led to a number of so called metabolic syndromes or disorders which were non-existent a century ago. Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and a number of cancers have their origin in [...]

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Ch…Ch…Ch… CHIA!

0 by / on May 3, 2010, 3:48 pm

I’ve discovered Chia seeds!  I can’t stop singing that song from the commercial advertising the Chia Pet!  Remember that one? Yes, the chia seeds that everyone is discovering now are the same ones that we grew on our countertop so many years ago.  Am I dating myself here?  C’mon, someone out there must remember the chia pets?  Those little clay figures?  I think I had a sheep and a human head. I certainly knew that one of the latest additions to a living food lifestyle was chia seed, but I didn’t use it.  Then one day I was trying to find another [...]

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More Info on Menopause

0 by / on April 20, 2010, 5:30 am

I’ve always been a multi-tasker, but recently have found myself forgetting things and muti-tasking has become more difficult.  The other day I walked down two flights of stairs to get something in the basement.  Once down there, I put what I needed on a shelf and started another quick project in the basement.  A few minutes later I walked back up the two flights of stairs and sat at my desk only to discover I had forgotten what I went into the basement for!  The books were still sitting on the shelf in the basement!  Now I understand this could [...]

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Gerson Therapy

0 by / on March 27, 2010, 7:42 am

“There is no cancer in normal metabolism,” wrote Max Gerson, M.D. ( 1881-1959) Hard to believe that that long ago, someone was talking about health and ways to fight cancer.  Or better yet, how not to allow cancer to thrive in your body!  This still makes me very sad…and angry.  What part of “you are what you eat” is still not registering with us? Max Gerson, M.D., lived in the United States for 23 years.  He is the pioneer of what is known as nutritional metabolic therapy.  His therapy involves detox and nutrition aimed at restoring the body’s natural immunity and healing [...]

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Can’t Life Be More Simple?

0 by / on March 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

Sure it can–but you have to make it that way!  So much to do, so little time.  Make breakfast, eat breakfast, get the kids off to school, get yourself off to work, make lunch, eat lunch, grocery shopping, make dinner, eat dinner, get everyone ready for bed.  Wake up and do it all over again the next day.  But wait…..what about Dr. appointments, laundry, paying the bills, getting your haircut?  Ok that last one I just can’t compromise on. I’m actually going to drive to VT from VA next week just to get my hair cut!  Let’s start with your morning [...]

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The Benefits of Psyllium

0 by / on February 23, 2010, 3:54 pm

Psyllium has been showing up as an ingredient in high-fiber breakfast cereals. It has been claimed to be effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels in those who consume it.  “Several studies point to a cholesterol reduction attributed to a diet that includes dietary fiber such as psyllium,” says Wikipedia.  Sometimes all I have to do is read a sentence and it convinces me I have to try it in something other than what I find it in on the grocery shelf.  This one screams “Put me in a smoothie, please!” This is about the benefit of using powdered psyllium that [...]

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Are You Listening To Your Gut?

0 by / on February 4, 2010, 1:11 am

It’s really a challenge to stay on a high raw lifestyle when you live with others who are not.  I took last week and challenged myself to juicing as much as I could.  First I have to say I felt wonderful immediately.  My stomach aches disappeared and as of today, I lost four pounds.  I don’t usually crave cooked, but I was at that point before I started this.  That craving has disappeared along with the sugar cravings.  I’ve been at this point many times over the past few years.  Although I eat a high raw diet, I have my [...]

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Avocados—Filled With Healthy Fats

1 by / on January 23, 2010, 11:24 am

My biggest reason I never bought an avocado was because I would take it home intending to use it and when I cut it open, it would be bad inside.  And let’s face it, they are a little pricey.  But are they worth it?  Oh yeah, definitely.  Since I found the living food lifestyle, I found so much more to do with them AND how to keep them ripe and never throw away another one. The avocado was discovered by Charles Avocad in 1762, and is botanically a fruit.   It is often treated as a vegetable and in some cuisines; this luscious green [...]

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Eating, Excercising and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk…

0 by / on January 12, 2010, 1:10 pm

Hey gang!  Today we have a very special guest blogger, Meghan Miller!  She is not only helping raise money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer but has also offered to write you a really nice snapshot of what it takes to stay healthy…enjoy!  Thanks Meghan!  She also hosts her own blog here. Staying healthy is important at any age. Diet and exercise are, of course, the staples to healthy living. But what does nutrition really mean? Quite simply, it means giving your body the nutrients it needs. This can be done in the form of food, vitamins, and supplements. [...]

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