Stress and Diet

Body-Never-Lies

Jul 26

Your Body Never Lies

Our ancestors ate when they were hungry and stopped when they were full. They had to hunt and gather for their food – it wasn’t always within reach. They expended their calories replenishing their supplies, and knew that every mouthful requires energy and time. We are surrounded by food and it has become a substitute in our culture for exercise, introspection and accessing our own inner wisdom.  We have separated ourselves from our most basic physiological reactions and our true hunger is for something other than food, for nourishment of our inner selves. Food can be a sedative – a

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FFive flavors Chinese Medicine

Mar 15

The Five Flavors: 5 Secrets to Health

What foods do you crave most? Sweet, spicy, salty, sour, or bitter? Food cravings are a revealing window into your health and psyche. Learn 5 secrets from Chinese medicine to break the so-called “genetic cycle” of poor health and weight gain. These simple self-revelations offer a balanced approach to self-healing you’ll enjoy your entire life. Chinese medicine identifies Five Flavors. Balance them to cultivate optimum health! Sweet – Energy bars, cookies, cake, bread, carbs, sugar, sweet fruits Spicy (Pungent) – Ginger, hot chili, garlic, onion Salty – Soy Sauce, liquid aminos, salt, chips, salted nuts, popcorn Sour – Lemon, lime,

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gluten-cross-reactors

Jan 11

10 Gluten Cross-Reactive Foods to Avoid

Yep, there are certain foods that cross-react with gluten. Do you find your digestion is stressed even when you avoid gluten? Are there times when you feel emotional ups and downs that could be related to diet? Many foods cross-react to gluten, meaning they create reactions by themselves or make your response to gluten even worse. The main grains that contain gluten are wheat, rye, barley, kamut, and spelt. You can have expensive tests done for all gluten cross-reactors at Cyrex Labs or TrueHealthLabs. Or you can do it yourself for a lot less. Start by eliminating these 10 foods

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Healthy-Party-eating

Dec 29

12 Tips for Enjoying Parties & Gatherings

Everyone loves to go out and relax with friends. However when you go to a gathering, do you feel challenged to stay true to your diet and eat healthy? Sometimes we are offered a scary array of delicious food. It’s easy to give in to temptation and suffer digestive consequences or shame later. Here are 12 tips to make it through a party feeling great with no negative feelings. 1. Observe your Cravings. Which of the five flavors do you crave most? Sweet, Spicy, Salty, Sour, or Bitter? Do you feel a desire for chips, or desserts? Or hot, spicy

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New-Years-Resolution-diet

Dec 28

My BEST New Year’s Resolution

Are you willing to sign a contract with yourself? It’s 2013, and I’m ready to re-commit myself to my health. Here’s a powerful new tool to improve your diet. It’s tough, compassionate, and you can stick to it no matter what. For years I’ve followed the best diets known to man, looking for the best one for me. I’ve used the Blood Type Diet, the Paleo Diet, the Zone Diet, and the Atkins Diet. I have eaten Ayurvedic and Vegan. All of these are excellent diets. They helped me learn to listen to my body, and to love it. I can begin to feel what’s

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Beware of Nightshades

Nov 06

Beware of Nightshades

Do you suffer from gluten intolerance, mood swings, indigestion, arthritis, or an auto-immune disease? If so, the hidden culprit could be nightshades. The nightshade family includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other symptoms of nightshade sensitivity are depression, anxiety, constipation, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, joint pain, headaches, nausea, bloating, flatulence, IBS, anemia, and poor food absorption. Allergies to nightshades are common throughout the western world. Symptoms of nightshade sensitivity often overlap with of gluten and dairy intolerances. How Can I Avoid Nightshade Foods? This can be challenging, since they seem to be in everything. I suggest you don’t go crazy. Start simply by limiting your intake of nightshades rather

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Best-Natural-Sweetenrs

Aug 14

Best Natural Sweeteners

There are only 3 sweeteners I consider BEST. That’s because they are zero or very low carb, they’re easy to find, they taste delicious, and are easy to use in recipes. Best of all, they are natural, non-GMO and Paleo. More info: See 300 Sweeteners – Which is Best? Just Like Sugar Table Top Just Like Sugar Table Top is my favorite Natural Paleo sweetener by far. After testing hundreds of sweeteners I use this because it dissolves easily, it tastes like table sugar, and is easy to measure cup for cup—like table sugar. It also happens to be a

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