Allergies? Ask Your Body!

Allergies—painful, annoying, scary. Perhaps you or someone you know reacts to foods, medications, or substances. Hives, asthma, abdominal pains, headaches, hyperactivity, exhaustion; allergic reactions affect our quality of life. Fear enters the picture. When are we safe? If we accidentally do the wrong thing, our body goes out of control. It becomes an enemy, subject […]

Eating for the Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is a high protein, moderate fat, low carbohydrate diet. On this unique diet, not only is muscle gained and fat lost (supposedly the most important aspects of a diet), energy levels are elevated and appetites are suppressed. The problem most people have with the “Ketogenic Diet” is their lack of knowledge concerning […]

Low-Fat Lies and High-Fat Frauds

Americans have been convinced that “low-fat” is synonymous with “healthy.” They treat fat like poison, and they are obsessed with banishing it from their lives. They will eat a cupboard full of rice cakes for lunch and pasta by the pound for dinner and wonder why they don’t lose weight. Even if they do lose […]

Defense Against Toxins: Supplements to Support the Liver

Every day we are exposed to literally hundreds of different types of harmful chemicals and toxins. These chemicals enter our bodies through the lungs, digestive tract or skin. The body has to have a way to break down these chemicals in order to eliminate them to help protect our health. In most cases our bodies […]

Dandelions For Health

It’s incredible how we have developed a sense of utter distaste for the dandelion. Somehow we have taken this potential nutrition powerhouse and turned it into a demon. It’s a common sight to see trucks laden with chemical pesticides and herbicides unleashing their toxic sprays onto lawns that would otherwise yield a plant that can […]

Rhubarb Buckwheat Crumble

Botanically speaking, rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, but is often referred to as a fruit because of its popularity in jams and pies. When you’re choosing rhubarb in the market, look for thin, pink or red stalks instead of the more stringy and tough green stalks. Rhubarb is never eaten raw due to its […]

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Tofu is made from soybeans that have been made into milk, into which a coagulant (nigari or lemon juice) is added, and the curds are collected and pressed to make tofu. This processing of the soybean makes it easier to digest and creates a vegetable protein source that is high in B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron, […]

The Carbohydrate-Weight Gain Connection

Obesity and poor health are a growing epidemic in our society. Misleading mainstream information and the development of artificial food products supporting lifestyle abnormalities are some of the reasons for our eroding health and excessive weight. For years the mainstream community of rule-makers had us believing we should eat an abundance of carbohydrates. Lots of […]

The Truth About OPC’s (Antioxidants)

There is overwhelming hype these days about all the great health benefits obtained from taking OPC’S. An abundance of sales oriented literature overstates these benefits for obvious reasons. Some of the literature I have read boasts that OPC’S can “cure” everything from cancer to depression. While it may be true that OPC’S have magnificent antioxidant […]

Nutrition for Healthy Skin

Dry skin is a common occurrence during the cold, dry conditions of the fall and winter seasons here in the northeast. These seasonal conditions can rob your skin of natural moisturizers necessary to keep it soft and supple. There are countless moisturizing creams and liquids available that claim to hold moisture within the skin. However, […]

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