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Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!

BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases. ...

How to Kick Insomnia – Naturally

by Jane Barthelemy. Good sleep is the foundation of your health. Insomnia can literally drive you insane. Yet drugs to treat it are even worse. Join me as I explore natural solutions to restful sleep. (Yes, this is a selfie of me pretending to sleep, along with my pet stuffed tiger.) It is said that one in 10 Americans takes sleep meds, and over 80 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are filled in the US every year. Poor sleep weakens your immune system, increasing risk of Heart disease, ...

Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to make an informed choice. ...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking

Trekking on the Camino in Spain, I learned an important lesson. I walked 125 km of the trail in 8 days, which means about 15 km per day. Some days it was 25 km, some days just 8. My body was weary, however my mind and spirit felt total joy and freedom! My skeleton and musculature were gently realigned each day. Even better, I enjoyed a time of peace, a chance to be with myself away from WiFi, computer, and cell phone. Yes, I was tired, however when I arrived in Santiago de Compostela and the Finisterre ocean at the end of the trip, I felt AWESOME! ...

Maple Syrup NOT Healthy! The devil is in the details.

By Jane Barthelemy. Oh boy! I love maple syrup on my gluten-free pancakes! After all, it's pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO. Is it really unprocessed? Unfortunately, the answer is again emphatically NO. Is maple syrup lower in sugar? NO. Does it acidify the body? YES!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha!

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My Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods

Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of digestive stress from processed fast food and GMO's, old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saving break for your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and flavors, just 2 tablespoons of a fermented food at a meal can restore your internal balance. Here are 12 BIG advantages of fermented food: ...

25 Ways to Increase Your Blood Oxygenation

By Jane Barthelemy. In a healthy environment our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...

Is Your Tummy Happy?

I used to dream of having a flat tummy. Now I have one, and yes, it makes me happy. I know how easy it is to do. The biggest step is to stop following the crowd. All those "healthy" cookies and crackers are for other people to enjoy, not me. Nope. For me happiness is simply having a flat tummy. I'm going to tell you how to do it too. This won't be my most popular post - ha ha! ...

Cancer Maps and Glyphosate in the USA – Zach Bush, MD

Zach Bush, MD is a brilliant cancer researcher connecting the dots in our health issues. I'm sharing his 4-min. video, because I believe he's put his finger on the problem. Cancer maps in the USA can be directly matched to runoff from thousands of farms into the Mississippi River and its tributaries, all the way down to the dead zones in the Gulf. Glyphosate in the runoff, in the rain, and in our water is affecting every American's health. ...

10 Steps to Lose Belly Fat

By Jane Barthelemy. Is it normal and unavoidable for a belly to expand every year? Nope. A belly is absolutely not a necessary part of aging. We sometimes think of belly fat as merely damaging to our outer appearance. But in fact a midriff bulge hides even more dangerous invisible health risks inside your body. There are myriad causes and cures for belly fat. It's a complex and poorly understood topic that affects millions. In this heavily researched article I'm offering a multi-leveled approach to causes and solutions to the belly bulge. This won't be my most popular post. ...

Warning! GMO-Free Foods Contain Glyphosate

Eating GMO-free? That's great! But if non-GMO is your main guide, here's a wake-up call flying under the radar. Surprise! A whole new generation of fake foods certified GMO-free has just arrived in your favorite grocery. Learn these four food types and how to recognize them:
  1. GMO foods are to be avoided of course. To learn them see the graphic below. These contain genetically modified ingredients, Glyphosate and the most chemicals.
  2. Glyphosate foods are toxic everyday foods, some GMO, some non-GMO that are raised with toxic chemicals allowed by the USDA. (Remember that Glyphosate or worse pesticides and herbicides are in all non-organic foods.) 
  3. Certified Non-GMO foods with Glyphosate - Bad News. A whole new generation of non-GMO foods with Glyphosate is getting certified. The public is demanding non-GMO, so these toxic foods are getting approved. I see them filling grocery shelves and flying under the radar. Marketed as healthy, they contain plenty of herbicides and pesticides. Don't buy them. Let food manufacturers know we want CLEAN ORGANIC FOOD. 
  4. Organic foods are free of GMO's, Glyphosate and other farming chemicals. Hooray! For health and long life buy Organic. You may pay a bit more, but you'll save even more on health costs, and benefit with a healthy mind and body. 
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How’s Your Drinking Water Quality?

By Jane Barthelemy. I believe that body fluid clarity and lymphatic drainage are synonomous to health. That's a strong statement. If true, it would follow that the quantity and quality of your drinking water are essential to health. Tap water has its problems - we can sense a melange of toxins. However today, instead of that age old topic, I will outline the two most important aspects of water for it to truly clean and benefit your body tissues. ...

Hidden Root of Osteoporosis: Sugars and Refined Carbs!

By Jane Barthelemy. Millions of people suffer from diseases of the bones. Bone loss, or osteoporosis affects approximately 54 million Americans. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Studies show that both these bone diseases are directly linked to chronic acidic body pH. Sugar and refined carbs are the #1 major contributors to bone maladies. This article highlights the root causes of bone disease, which sadly many doctors do not address, ...

Do You Drink Enough Water? How to Absorb it

Your body needs water to live. All body functions require the presence of water. Your organs, circulation, energy flow to the cells, and even your thoughts rely on water. When there's no water, there's no nourishment, no releasing toxins, no joy, and no life! How much water do you drink per day? Start with 72 -80 ounces daily, drinking just 6-8 ounces at a time. Quality water is your #1 key to good health. Yep, dehydration drastically affects the exchange of nutrients across cell membra...

Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Body

Are our thoughts linked in any way to our physical body? Can habitual thought patterns make our health better or worse? How do the mind, our beliefs and emotions impact our health? Why do some diseases have "no known cause", such as Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, and Chronic Fatigue? What thought patterns are linked to them? If we can change the thoughts at their root, can we then heal the disease? Louise Hays left us a legacy of tools to heal ourselves. One ...

21 Ways to Find Balance in Stressful Times

By Jane Barthelemy.  Can you train your mind to relax and let go of thoughts that block your happiness? Yes you can. No matter what your background or persuasion, most of us might agree these are turbulent times, and we're moving in an unknown direction. How does that make you feel? Well, here are a few tips and tricks to help you balance your strength and harmony, which helps everyone around you. This won't be my most popular post - some of these methods are non-traditional. Ha ha! Here goes:...

Uh Oh! Big Loopholes in Organic Regulations

Yep, expect a few surprises here. What does it really mean to be certified organic? Who are the BIGGEST producers of organic foods? What are the 3 levels of organic? Are "organic" farms tested by the USDA? How is increasing demand for organic causing more lenient enforcement? Are there stiff penalties for failing to meet requirements? What about international organic foods - are they actually reliable?...

How Much Life Force is in Your Food?

Is your food glowing with life force? Or is it lifeless? When a food has just been picked, it's LOADED with life force and nutrients! Life force is vital energy or Qi. After harvesting, the life force gradually declines. At the very last stage of decline, microbes take over, it disintegrates, dies and gets recycled back into the earth. When food is processed at high heat, it loses life force, so high temperature baking, frying, and irradiation cause a loss in nutrients. When raw foods are dried or dehydrated,...

6 Ways to Squeeze More Nutrition Out of Your Food Dollar

This won't be my most popular post. However it might revolutionize your health and vitality without costing a penny! A few years ago I suffered a terrible loss, and the emotional stress led to total digestive collapse. I couldn't digest anything. Every food I ate went straight through. I became emaciated, thin, and exhausted for months. Then a miracle happened. ...

Feeding Intelligence

By Jane Barthelemy. What is your most valuable personal asset? Most people would agree that intelligence is right up at the top of the list. We spend time and effort building our appearance, and our physical assets. But how can we stimulate healthy brain function? What can we do to build intelligence? ...