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Colon Cleanse and Health – “I can’t believe I’m writing about this…”

0 by / on September 27, 2008, 9:09 pm

…but at least you don’t have to look at these pictures.  So to prove my devotion to my own and your healthy living, this article is about that deep dark place most of us would like to avoid considering completely, our colon.  And oh the places I’ve gone to research it.  The insanity started back in 1979 when Dr. Norman Walker published Colon Health, a book that has endured throughout the years and is still one of the best sources of information on the importance of keeping this part of your digestive tract in tact.  (The cover even has a [...]

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Purified Water Summary – “Dude, this stillsuit just ain’t cuttin’ it…”

0 by / on September 25, 2008, 9:06 pm

I’m not really sure what that title’s about.  “Bill and Ted go to Dune” maybe?  Anyway, it’s a sad fact that although my secret sci-fi fantasies would have me doing battle alongside Fremen warriors on the great sands of the desert planet, the truth about the inhabitants of such a place would be far off from the super humans described in Frank Herbert’s novel.  That level of water depletion would more likely create a population of frail, sickly, lethargic and unintelligent people. Ok, so now that I’ve given away my super geek-ness what’s all this about?  Well, it’s all about [...]

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The Raw Food Diet – “Well what do you do… COOK your food!?”

1 by / on September 23, 2008, 9:03 pm

I’d like to see the look on my grandfather’s face if I time traveled back to 1950’s America and told him I ate a diet consisting primarily of uncooked, raw food.  He’d probably spit hot borsht at me.  A man of true serenity and balance, he did live to be 99 so, in preface to this article, I restate my overarching belief in the moderation of all things, including diet.  Neuroticism around food is unhealthier than unhealthy food.  At least that’s my opinion. That said, I eat healthy, I pay attention to what goes into my body and I am [...]

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Go Forth and Juice!

0 by / on September 22, 2008, 6:44 pm

The juicing craze! After all of the hype and strict regimens of the raw and juiced diet fads, the whole idea may leave a bad taste in your mouth. But you do not have to learn how to cover up the taste of juiced beets or start watching infomercials with Jack LaLanne reving up his “Juice Tiger.” There is an easy, and yes, tasty way to drink your vitamins and boost your intake of the good stuff. For starters, you may be wondering why juiced foods are so fantastic to begin with. Simply put, it’s because they are living, unprocessed [...]

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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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The JuicyJosh Morning Smoothie – “Shaky shake… Shakey!”

0 by / on September 17, 2008, 8:59 pm

(Name the song and artist that the title quote is from and get $5 off any purchase at So most people would call it a smoothie nowadays but to me it is, always has been and always will be my power shake.  And I start my day with it religiously.  I’ll get into the ingredients in a bit but an explanation of my intentions first. Being that for the last two weeks I’ve written some basic articles on juicing, I wanted to write one on the differences and benefits of blending specifically.  The problem is many of the same [...]

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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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“Juice; Is There Anything It’s Not Good For?”

2 by / on September 13, 2008, 8:53 pm

Well, it won’t fix your car, bring you love, or raise your kids but it might make all those things easier.  Two glasses of fresh fruit and vegetable juice a day to maintain your health and at least four a day to speed the body’s healing and recovery from illness, making a regular habit of juicing and blending can literally change your life.  Yes, I realize I’m going into infomercial sounding copy (always a peril when you write for a retailer) and for the bulk of this community might be common knowledge but this is important for anyone interested in [...]

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Mediterranean Diet – “There’s no stoppin’ the Cretans from hoppin’”

0 by / on September 11, 2008, 8:47 pm

Yeah, yeah.  I know it’s “cretin”.  But I’ll use any gimmick I can to get you to read on.  Even shameless hacking of my beloved Ramones.  Why?  Because instead of a lobotomy, shock treatment, or other sedation I want you to be happy, healthy and divinely aware.  And I bet Joey, may he rest in peace, would now agree with me. So what we’re talking about here is the Mediterranean diet.  Yeah, you’ve been hearing about it since the 60’s but there’s a reason; it’s great for you.  The discovery of the Mediterranean Diet was actually the byproduct of a [...]

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Phytochemcials – “WHAT… O… Chemicals?”

0 by / on September 9, 2008, 8:44 pm

What’s the latest, greatest, most super fantabulous little compound to hit the scene of our knowledge with a bang?…  PHYTOCHEMICALS.  Haven’t seen those listed in your daily multiple vitamins have you?  Why?  Because no one yet knows just how much of this stuff your body needs everyday—but what is certain is that need them your body does. (I sound like Yoda)  In fact some research indicates that a diet rich in whole foods, which is naturally high in phytochemicals, can prevent and in some cases even cure Cancer, Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Diabetes, and Autism. So what are they?  [...]

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