Most of us are concerned about the fat content of our diets but don’t want to eat “cardboard” food that has all of the flavor removed as well. Fat hides in our food in so many ways. By just replacing a few ingredients in our recipes, we can weed out a lot of that hidden fat and help our health in the process. Here are some easy food substitutions to help you improve your diet.
Fat makes food taste good. Food processing companies know this. Since they are more interested in us purchasing their product than in our health, they load their products with fat. And they have learned to be sneaky about it, despite the government’s food labeling efforts.
There are basically two types of supplements on the market today—those which are made of food, and those which are made of non-food products. Those which are produced synthetically are chemically and structurally a very different product from those produced from food. Read More
Supplementing our diets with nutritional pills, tablets, capsules or shakes has become standard procedure for many people today. But are they really helping as they claim to be? It is true that we do need more nutrients than our food will provide today. However, our faulty assumptions can lead to problems. Read More
What makes us gain weight? Most people would immediately say that consuming more calories than we eat is the cause. And that is definitely one reason. However, research is finding that there are other causes as well. One of them is our body’s inflammatory response to what we eat. If you are eating fewer calories, but these foods are creating inflammation in your body, this may be the reason the weight is not coming off.
Bloating—it isn’t a pleasant problem to deal with, and according to statistics, from 10 – 30% of the populations suffers from this issue. It isn’t life threatening, but it can make it difficult to zip your jeans and can affect your mood and body image. Read More
Traditional medicine will usually treat this condition with anti-depressants or anti-convulsants as well as pain relievers which are sometimes addictive and dangerous. These will help with the symptoms (and may add to the toxic burden put on the liver), but they do not address the underlying cause of PN.
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) has become a troubling issue for many people. It usually begins in the hands and feet but then progresses up the arms and legs. The most common symptoms associated with PN are pain, swelling, numbness, or a “pins and needles” sensation. It has been estimated that over 20 million people in the US alone have PN. Nearly 60% of those suffering from diabetes will also experience symptoms of PN. Neuropathies (diseases of the nerves) occur when there is nerve damage or disease in the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.
According to the American Heart Association, over 348,000 American deaths in 2009 were attributed to high blood pressure: “Hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases continue to be a leading cause of death in the United States effecting approximately 77.9 million adults.”