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Healthy Detox Recipes – Drinks, Smoothies, and a meal!

1 by / on October 31, 2008, 2:15 pm

Detox time!  I’ve gone through a few and these were some good detox recipes that I followed.  Let me know what you think of them by adding a comment!  What you put in your body is the most important decision you make each day and we all know nutrition is an important element to a healthy body.  Also, I linked up some words in here with the equipment I used – if you click on them and don’t have the necessary equipment, we happen to have it! Have a favorite recipe you want to share? We’d love to share it, [...]

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A Healthy Guide to Grocery Shopping – Start where you shop!

0 by / on October 29, 2008, 2:13 pm

Ok, so I wasn’t always a grocery shopper.  I mean, I’ve been a bachelor for years and it wasn’t on my top priority list.  That was until I got on my health streak (which I have continued for YEARS now).  So, I thought I’d share some good tips with you when you go to the store.  Check it! What You Should Buy At The Grocery Store? Do you know what you need when you leave for the grocery store, or do you just pick up foods and toss them into your shopping cart ad-hoc? Grocery shopping might not always be [...]

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Detox with Juice – Juice Fasting Might be Your Answer!

0 by / on October 27, 2008, 9:46 am

Now that you’ve researched juicers, read up on organic fruits and vegetables and (hopefully) purchased your very first juicer, you might be asking yourself; just exactly what can I do with this new appliance? Do you make a smoothie, throw a juicing party or do you try out one of the expected juice fasts you’ve heard so much about from your friends and legions of committed juicers? If you decide a juice fast, just might be the answer, you may want to start with understanding the basics of juicing for detoxification. WHY DETOX? First of all, many doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists [...]

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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 Preservation Times and Tips – “Keepin It Fresh”

2 by / on October 21, 2008, 8:50 am

When you’re a health nut you tend to buy a lot of produce. This is a great thing until of course you begin to add up the cost of all the items you’ve had to toss because they went bad before you had a chance to eat use them. For me, I’ve developed an adversarial relationship with bananas. I buy a lot of bananas and it seems that they’re almost always over green in the produce section, they sit on my counter for two days ripening, I use maybe 2 and, whamo!, they’re brown. Now, fortunately because I use them [...]

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Beginners Health – Positive Foods “Well I’ll Be, 8 Is Enough!”

3 by / on October 19, 2008, 8:46 am

Now I know this blog is for health nuts but I got to thinking (which can be dangerous)… What if, somehow, however inconceivably, someone found their way onto this blog whose interest in healthy living was marginal. I know, I know. It’s a kooky thought but this person could be you, reading right now. Maybe you find the writing humorous but aren’t really ready to go all out. Maybe having to keep track of the difference between a centrifugal and a masticating juicer and the benefits and reasoning behind each is a bit arduous. Maybe you don’t care all that [...]

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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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“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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Strong to the Finish Cause I Eats Me Spinach (And Wheatgrass)

0 by / on September 1, 2008, 8:27 pm

That cantankerous ol’ sea captain had some plain good sense. Don’t worry. Eating a large dose of spinach daily won’t give you absurdly disproportionate forearms. What it will do is give you a megadose of important nutrients including beta carotene, a potent antioxidant, and vitamin K, which helps to maintain strong bones as well as vitamin C, calcium, folate and lutein. It’s not just spinach mind you, it’s all your leafy greens. Spinach, wheatgrass, chard, kale, beet greens, arugula and broccoli rabe are all excellent sources of essential vitamins and nutrients. Just half a cup of cooked kale provides four [...]

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