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Is Colon Cleansing Your Missing Link to Weight Loss? Article written by James Templeton
You may have 20 pounds of waste sitting in your colon right now.
Unless you’re among the small percentage of people who get regular colonics, that’s how much waste the average American adult has piling up in their intestines, and it can seriously affect your digestive health, as well as your weight loss. According to a 2016 study, the average American is getting more than 50% of their calories from read more
For many years I have tried to impress on my clients and friends that it's wise stay away from non-organic strawberries. Pesticides have been detected in 99% of strawberries sampled and some had residues of 21 different pesticides. So in other words each non-organic strawberry is like eating a little pesticide bomb.
Each year the EWG (Environmental Working Group) posts a list of the “Dirty Dozen” the 12 worst (most pesticide laden) fruits/vegetables. This year, strawberries top the list. The list is as follows: Strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, celery, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes.
Please buy organic and please support your local farmers markets.
You’ve probably been reading a lot lately about how sugars endanger your health. For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible, and we were led to believe it was not sugar but fat that was so bad for us and caused weight gain and disease.
Back in 1972, a British scientist and professor of nutrition, John Yudkin, claimed that sugar - not fat - was the greatest danger to our health. At that time his findings were universally ridiculed and his reputation was ruined. He wrote a book called “Pure, White, and Deadly.” He stated, “If only a small fraction of what we know about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would promptly be banned.” The book did well, but Yudkin paid a high price for it. Prominent nutritionists combined with the food industry to destroy his reputation, and his career never recovered. He died in 1995, a disappointed, large...
To create PINK, use red beets, raspberries or blackberries.
To create RED, use red beets or red onion skins.
To create PURPLE, use red onion skins, or purple grape juice.
To create YELLOW, use yellow onion skins, turmeric or cumin.
To create YELLOW-GREEN, use yellow or green apple peels.
To create ORANGE, use yellow onion skins or chili powder.
To create BLUE, use red cabbage.
To create GREEN, use spinach.
To prepare the “dye” combine 4 tablespoons of spice or four cups of chopped/mashed fruits and vegetables with four cups of water (a little less for the spinach) and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain the fruits and veggies and you have a healthy natural Easter egg dye. Use the grape juice as is.
Place the egg into the dye for about 5 minutes. Leave it longer if you what to achieve a darker color.
It seems obvious, but sometimes we don't event notice under-hydration. You may be surprised at some of the symptoms! Here's an interesting read by Matt Duczeminski.
There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of water. I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies. If you experience any of the following, you can improve your situation by starting with a glass of H2O. Read about the 14 signs you may have telling you to drink more
March is National Nutrition Month. It is time to consider our health. Each day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices in your daily meals. Daily changes and better food choices add up to overall better health.
If you had health goals for January 1st and things did not work out then start today! It does not matter if it is January 1st , March or September 1st. Even the smallest changes can have a great impact on your health. Make these changes lifetime changes.
Sugar (fructose and high fructose corn syrup are the worst options) - my advice is to give it up or use moderation. There are numerous articles written on the subject of the negative effects of sugar, and I plan to write about it as well in an upcoming article -and explain why. Just know giving up sugars can help balance hormones, prevent diseases, improve mood, lose weight, sustain energy, decrease inflammation, curb cravings, and improve overall health....
Over the next few weeks, you are going to witness an onslaught of ads for products designed to aid with every New Years resolution imaginable. But as deal experts we know that a resolution we don't keep is always a bad deal. So today we're taking a look at some of the biggest reasons resolutions fail, and what it takes to succeed.
We polled more than 1,000 Brad's Deals fans about their plans for making New Years resolutions. Among the respondents, 31% definitely will make a resolution, while 35% say they are considering it.
We then asked what resolutions they were planning to make, based on a list of the most common New Years resolutions published at USA.gov.
Top 5 resolutions from our readers:
Lose weight - 22.92%
Get fit - 18.97%
Eat healthy food - 12.25%
Save money - 9.49%
Manage stress - 7.51%
Resolution #1 - Lose weight
Getting Healthy is Top Priority, but 92% Will Fail
It’s striking that the top three resolutions are all variat...
When you buy orange juice do you seek out the healthiest option? Maybe one “not from concentrate” or with “no additives”? Maybe one “with extra pulp” or “100% juice”? The healthiest, most natural choice you can find, right? Have you considered that store-bought orange juice may not be healthy at all?
The orange juice you think is the healthiest option is probably none of those things.
When orange juice is mass produced, not only is it unhealthy, it isn’t even really juice.
“Not from concentrate” juice goes through extensive processing. “It’s really in the storage that a lot of the processing goes on,” said Alissa Hamilton, the author of Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice. “They strip the juice of oxygen so that the juice doesn’t go bad in these tanks where they keep it. And the juice can actually sit in the tanks for upwards of a year.” That’s all before it arrives on grocery store shelves.
When you make orange juice yourself, each time it tastes a little...
A few years ago my husband and I had an opportunity to travel to Italy. We were able to travel to many different cities and see many different sites. One of our favorite days was in the hills outside Sorrento. We had a tour of a small, family-owned olive oil 'factory'. The making of the olive oil was so interesting. We were able to watch as the huge containers of freshly picked olives were dumped into water, rinsed by conveyor, and put into a vat to separate stems and debris. They were then crushed and the pits were removed and ultimately the most beautiful, pure, and delicious olive oil was produced. We were able to watch the entire process at the end I was handed my own bottle of fresh, real Italian olive oil. I was also given a label to create my own ‘brand’ of olive oil.
Wonderful pure healthy olive oil.
There are too many choices of fast food and junk food today. We are at a loss for what the right choices are to make in order feed ourselves and our families. Many times, and unfortunately, convenience wins out. The cost is not always in the actual food being purchased at the time it is what happens our health in the future.
I often hear how expensive healthy and organic food is and there is truth in that statement. However, considering the health cost of eating poorly, proper nutrition is a bargain! Many junk foods are linked to a number of diseases - obesity,diabetes, heart disease as well as a number of cancers. When you factor in the cost, both monetarily and the way you feel, there is little doubt healthy eating is the logical choice.
There are many ways to eat healthy but it does take some time and planning. I hope to cover this in a future blog. Since there is so much abundance in fresh whole food at our local farmers markets making a big salad for dinner is the best way to tr...