How Did We Get ADDICTED to “HEALTHY” foods we eat EVERY DAY?
Many people tell me they’ve quit sugar. They eat “Healthy” foods like organic noodles, fried rice, granola bars, chips, and prebiotic sodas. These ultra high-carb foods instantly turn to sugar in the body. So I wonder “What’s the disconnect?” Last week I hosted friends for a week’s visit. They like to snack every 3 hours on sugar or carbs. I said nothing, but it was an AHA! MOMENT! Now I FINALLY understand. Every ADDICTION brings cravings. We feel “hungry” and want more FUEL ...
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 Steps to Maintain Healthy Weight as We Age
Is it normal and unavoidable for our bodies to expand every year? I don't think so. Weight gain is NOT not a necessary part of aging. We sometimes think of midriff fat as negative only for our outer appearance. But in fact the midriff bulge hides invisible health risks inside your body in both men and women. There are myriad causes and cures for the expanding midriff. It's a poorly understood topic that affects millions. In this heavily researched article I'm offering a multi-leveled approach ...
The Total Liver Cleanse: 6 Steps to Harmony
The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and the second in command after the heart. If the heart is the Supreme Ruler who makes the decisions, the Liver is the Prime Minister who executes all the plans. Your liver has the all-important job of detoxing and filtering your blood to remove toxins and pathogens, to balance the organs and keep you alive. Asking if you should detox your liver is like asking: “How long are you planning to live?”
We live in an environment where we are ...
Just Go Barefoot! EARTHING: Fast-Track to Health
When was the last time you walked barefoot on the ground? Can you remember the feeling of sweet-scented grass underfoot, or soft sand squishing up through your toes?
‘Earthing’, also called ‘Grounding’ just means connecting to the Earth’s natural frequency. Earthing is simply the act of being ON the ground, or wearing leather soles, not rubber. It is based on the science that the earth is negatively charged and has an abundant, never-ending supply of negative ions which benefit ...
Idiopathic Diseases Increasing Worldwide. Reduce Inflammation!
1. What are Idiopathic Diseases? Chronic ailments with unknown cause and no known cure.
2. Could Inflammation be a Unifying Theory of Chronic Disease?
3. Metabolism and Micro-biome are Key Roots of Disease.
4. How to measure Inflammation? Hear from the Doctors.
5. Every Disease has Many Causes. No Single Cause.
6. Where to Begin? Start with these first steps, and you'll find your way.
7. Your Personal Healing Path? Your Mind and Future are in Your Hands.
1. Idiopathic Diseases ...
High Fiber Foods Keep Your Gut Clean!
I've said it before, and I'm saying it again. FIBER is essential and DELICIOUS! There are so many wonderful ways heal yourself every day. A healthy intestine improves your blood sugar level, blood pressure, brain cognition, immune system, and oral health. YES! Let’s take a look at the BEST and WORST foods for dietary fiber.
What Is FIBER?
FIBER is a harmless carbohydrate that cannot be turned into sugar. It usually passes through the body intestinal tract intact. Insoluble Fiber ...
Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods
One of the easiest and most economical ways to boost your health is FERMENTING! In stressful times when your digestion is under attack from processed food, undisclosed additives, and GMO's, these old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt can offer your gut a life-saving break. Fermented foods are high in fiber. They contain more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Make them easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 ...
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.
3 Techniques for Self-Balance Under Duress
How to be calm in a storm. Today I'm offering my three favorite self-balancing tools. I don't know about you, but my moods swing like a pendulum every day. The WHY doesn't even matter. If I'm upset, angry, afraid, or worried, I am off-kilter and I cannot be my best self. So, every day BALANCE is PRIORITY ONE. Perhaps our single-most important responsibility is to be present in the moment to uplift our physical-mental-spiritual frequency. HEALTH is never a mystery of supplements and medicines. ...
Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!
Terrible news! Coconut sugar is 100% sugar! You won't feel a glycemic rush, as coconut sugar is relatively low in glucose. But here's the rub: The rest of the sugar is fructose! It's 100% sugar! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose in coconut sugar is a liver toxin that causes high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (Yup, our top epidemics). Fructose doesn't give you a glycemic jolt. Instead it quietly and insidiously fills your liver with bad lipid (fat) deposits and ...
12 Signs Your Liver Wants a Cleanse
"Cancer cannot get a hold on the body if the liver is healthy." Dr. Barbara O'Neill.
The liver is the largest internal organ in the body, and the only organ in the body that has the ability to regrow. The liver is the main detoxifier and filter of the bloodstream. The liver must try to cope with thousands of toxic chemical in our environment.
12 SIGNS of LIVER TROUBLE:
Do you have any of these symptoms?
Digestive issues: Bloating, indigestion, constipation.
How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal?
A healthy breakfast means a bowl of cereal. Right? After all isn't this an American tradition? Nope. It’s actually a very recent marketing invention. A tiny mistake in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1870 changed the face of breakfast forever. Harvey Kellogg (recognize the name?) was the director of a popular health retreat. Kellogg was said to treat his guests with many bizarre experiments for health improvement. One of his invention was a whole grain corn breakfast cereal served ...
What Favorite Foods Convert to SUGAR in Your Blood?
Shall we do some MYTH BUSTING? We all know sugar is BAD. And whole foods are GOOD. Yep, we've got that. But WHY do many people eat a whole food diet but still end up with high cholesterol and heart disease? Maybe it's not exactly BAD foods vs. GOOD foods. What about HIGH-CARB WHOLE FOODS that CONVERT immediately to sugar in the body? AHA!! These foods may not TASTE sweet, but they CAUSE DISEASE because they IMMEDIATELY become SUGAR:
6 Ways to Build Your IMMUNE System
Yep, it's all about BALANCE. Your immune system is EVERYTHING these days, pretty much synonymous to OVERALL HEALTH. But what is the immune system, anyway? What we call the IMMUNE SYSTEM is actually a group of six intimately related body systems that work together to optimize your health:
Blood Circulatory System,
How Can we Promote Perfect Balance within these Six Systems?
Let's break it ...
6 Keys to Cleanse Your Bone Marrow
Bone Marrow may be your #1 TOP secret to health and longevity. Deep inside your bones is a busy factory of new cells, life-giving health, and rejuvenation. The marrow produces blood cells and stem cells. It creates DNA for new healing and cellular defense. What makes the bone marrow so special? And how can we harness this miracle to improve health and wellness?
Bone marrow creates new cells. It produces three general types of cells: Red blood cells carry oxygen to ...
AVOID: Top 3 Foods of Inflammation & Heart Disease
Shall we play a game? In a small bowl mix together a few teaspoons of sugar, a handful of any flour, and a splash of vegetable oil. Add a few drops of water and stir well. Let your slurry sit at body temperature for a few hours. It will harden into a perfect rubbery superglue. These three foods accumulate in your body as sticky mucus that makes you old and tired. THIS is the root of inflammation and auto-immune disease. These three ingredients contain no nutrition, and are the #1 cause of our ...
Be a Ninja Grocery Shopper!
A Ninja grocery shopper knows how to read labels and can see through spurious claims in fake foods. Most people in grocery stores are unaware, guided by cravings, colors, or store layout. Uh Oh! Sometimes I wonder - how did that food get in their cart? How do YOU shop? What's your thought process as you go through a store? If you follow the store layout like most people, you'll spend a lot more $ dollars, and get less nutrition. OR you can become a Ninja shopping warrior! Aha! Awareness is everything. Knowledge is power. Armed with clear understanding of your health goals, you're empowered to choose the healthiest, most nutritious foods. My advice: Bring a LIST, and stick to it. Buy local organic fresh fruits and vegetables, and just skip the packaged foods altogether. Ha Ha!...
LONG LIFE FOODS & YOUR BODY pH
Is your pH Alkaline or Acidic? An alkaline body feels healthy. Acidic feels tired and stressed.
Your body pH determines your chances of getting sick. With an alkaline pH you can most likely skip diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and all chronic disease.
We can control our body pH. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cucumber, and green beans, in short, fresh vegetables are usually very alkaline. See the list below.
Acidic foods shorten your life such as sugar, processed flour, pizza, ...
Top 12 Foods for Your Brain
These top 12 Brain Foods are super-nourishing for your mind and body. Even better, they taste DELICIOUS! Here are my top 12 Brain Foods: Coconut oil, Wild oily fish, Green leafy vegetables, Avocados, Bone Broth, Broccoli and Cruciferous veggies, 100% Chocolate (no sugar!), Beets, Celery, Fermented foods, Nuts, and Berries! Enjoy these top "superfoods" often to improve your brain function for the rest of your life! ESPECIALLY Coconut Oil. Here we go with number one!