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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Arteries Sparkling Clean

Heart Disease is the top cause of death worldwide. This is especially critical in the light of medical treatments. Atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries, is entirely preventable, and in some cases reversible. It turns out nutrient deficiency in our modern diet is the first and root cause. Today I'm excited to share the precise medical explanation by Dr. Linus Pauling, 2X Nobel prize winner and biochemist. He brilliantly discovered the specific cure to Heart Disease decades ago, and it ...

How to Balance & Detox Your Microbiome Consciously

In this fast-changing world, we need a smart, multi-dimensional approach to health. Your microbiome is the root of your immune system. It rules your digestion, and therefore your nourishment. That means this tiny environment of bugs effectively determines our health and future happiness! Wow! A new medical perspective is rapidly emerging, that allows us to vastly increase our vitality and longevity. A resilient microbiome may be our #1 key to health in challenging times. Surprisingly, we ...

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 contain far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Made easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 tablespoons of fermented ...

High Fiber Foods Promote Brain Health

I've said this before, and I'm saying it again. Fiber is essential and DELICIOUS! There are so many wonderful ways to do your own healing every day. Since a clean and healthy microbiome affects your brain cognition, immune system, blood sugar, and your oral health, let's take a look at the BEST and WORST foods for dietary fiber. Today I'm talking about Insoluble Fiber, which doesn’t dissolve in water. Sometimes called roughage or bulk, FIBER is a carbohydrate that cannot be broken down ...

Vegetable Oils: The Good, Bad and the Deadly

After years of listening to my body, I finally discovered I must avoid refined vegetable oils. Instead I must eat old-fashioned oils like butter, ghee, coconut, and pure unmixed Artisan olive oil (which by the way, is getting harder and harder to find.) Why is that? When I eat food with these cheap GMO vegetable oils, my body feels "funny", like it “can’t breathe”. It’s hard to describe. It feels like a brain fog, like my whole body is gummed up, as if the cells can’t release someth...

Say Good-Bye to a Middle-Age Belly in 10 Steps

To live a long and healthy life, one of the most important steps is to keep your intestines clean. Certain foods clog up our body and lead to weight gain. An expanded belly can be caused by visceral fat that accumulates in and around the internal organs. We also know that most adults hold from 5 to 20 pounds of indigestible waste (POOP) in the belly. Yikes! I'm betting this will NOT be my most popular post - ha ha! But please read on - - it's vitally important. Our food choices are an ...

AVOID! Toxic “Natural Flavors”

By Jane Barthelemy.  When I see “Natural flavors” on a food label, I feel immediately anxious, unprotected, and suspicious. I conjure up bizarre images of chemical experiments in a food laboratory. What is the truth about “Natural Flavors”? What does the term mean? How can I protect myself...

5 Top Healthy Sweeteners

Top ratings go to 1) Raw Honey, 2) PureLo by Swanson, 3) Swerve Sweetener, 4) Lakanto, and 5) Raw Stevia leaves, the only healthy sweeteners I can find. My criterion are purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a world epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disorder, we need sweeteners that stop the sugar cycle in it's tracks. Sadly, grocery stores do not carry healthy sweeteners, so we buy them online. We don't really need sweeteners, but some of us got used to a ...

BREAKTHROUGH! Retrain Your Nervous System, Vagus Nerve Reset

Retrain Your Entire Nervous System. Fear to Freedom in 6 Easy Steps. How many years have you been under stress? How many years have WE been under stress? Intense stress over time creates fixed patterns of tension in your body, which can build up to insane levels, causing all types of mental and physical ailments. Intense stress such as a pandemic, lockdown, loss of a job, hospitalization, addiction, divorce, death of loved one, surgery, or a high-pressure lifestyle can strain the entire ...

Still Counting Calories & Carbs?

By Jane Barthelemy. Counting is an accepted way to measure nutrition. But how effective is it? Calorie and carb counts are based on measures over 100 years old, and vary tremendously depending on the soil and growing conditions. So in the unlikely event that we can estimate the nutritional value of what you put IN, the big question is - how much of that is absorbed by your body as nourishment? Then there's the fact that your body is smart. It is constantly swapping molecular nutrients, and your intestinal bacteria is a nutrient factory. So what you put IN doesn't equal what you receive. Calories and nutrition labels are wild estimates at best. The more relevant questions are - Is there any life force in your food, is it grown in healthy soil, and is it free of modern toxins? I wonder - why do we even count calories and nutrients going IN, if it's only a fraction of the picture?...

TOP-10 Tummy-Shrinking Tips

I used to dream of having a flat tummy. Now I have one, and yes, it makes me happy. The big step was to stop following the crowd. All those "healthy" cookies and crackers are for other people to enjoy, not me. Nope. It's a tiny sacrifice. It hurts a little bit for just a moment, and then I'm fine. For me happiness is simple. Happiness is feeling an even metabolism, smooth digestion every day, and a flat tummy. I'm going to tell you how to do it right now. But sadly, this won't be my most ...

AVOID: Top 3 Foods of Inflammation & Heart Disease

Shall we play a game? In a small bowl mix together a few teaspoons sugar, a handful of any flour, and a splash of vegetable oil. Add a bit of water and stir. Let your slurry sit in a warm place for a few hours. It will harden into a perfect rubbery superglue. These three foods accumulate as sticky mucus in your digestion, especially if you're stressed, creating a kind of auto-immune inflammation response in which your body defends itself from YOU. Four-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus ...

Top Herbs for Kidney Health

Your kidneys are a remarkable organ that deserves loving care. Kidneys have many essential functions in the body, including filtering the blood, detox, controlling metabolism, water balance, ruling sexuality and libido. The kidneys are intimately linked to the brain, nervous system, hearing, and the ears. Thick beautiful hair and graying of hair are ruled by the kidneys. The adrenals are part of the kidney system, providing high energy when needed, however they often get overworked and ...

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

By Jane Barthelemy. We LOVE drizzling tons of maple syrup on our gluten-free pancakes! After all, it's pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO!  But maple syrup is unprocessed? Right? The answer is NO!  But maple syrup low in sugar? Right? NO NO NO! But maple won't acidify my body like sugar, right?  SORRY, IT ACIDIFIES EXACTLY THE SAME AS SUGAR!  Oh dear! As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! Here goes!

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Body Acidity: What’s Your Emotional pH?

Your body pH is a major key to living a long and healthy life. Balancing your body pH means regulating your acid-alkaline chemistry. This is a huge part of your health and protective immunity to every known disease be it cancer or the common cold. When your body pH is acidic, you’ll feel “off”. We can easily maintain an alkaline pH if we first understand the root factors that affect it. And these might surprise you! I do not wish to downplay the importance of fresh foods, optimal digest...

Do You Drink Enough Water? How to Improve Your Absorption

Most of us are slightly dehydrated. Aging is synonymous to dehydration. Lack of H2O shows up immediately in sagging skin, sluggish brain function, and especially in your moods. Even more interesting is that fluid is absorbed only if we MOVE the body! When there’s no aerobic movement at least once a day, there’s no circulation, no nourishment, no release of toxins, and no joy! It’s that simple. Every function in the body needs water. All our organs, energy flow, and even our thoughts ...

Top 24 Anti-Cancer Foods – Hooray!

By Jane Barthelemy. Do you enjoy green tea, apples, and blackberries? Or would you rather buy your Epigallocatechin-3 EGCG extract as softgels from Walmart? Take ginger root for example. Wouldn't it be simpler to just eat raw ginger? But dried, powdered Chinese Gingerol capsules are available at Rite Aid, Walmart, and Amazon. It's laughable! The list goes on. As pharma producers race to invent new supplements, a recent study just made our healthy choices easier! Ha ha! Here are ...

Chronic Disease is Just Nutrients Lost in Processed Food

Four-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling once said: “Every sickness, every ailment, and every disease can be traced back to an organic trace mineral deficiency.” And it’s still true. What is ONE SINGLE thing that could end chronic disease? All of them: Diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease, malnutrition, etc? It is THIS: Eat whole foods, unrefined. Instead of processed grains, eat dark rice and whole wheat flour. Forget white rice and white flour. This study below shows ...

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 while saving you money! Ten years ago I suffered a terrible loss, and the emotional stress led to total digestive collapse. I'll save you the details, except to say I couldn't digest anything anymore. All the food I ate went straight through me, like into a black hole. I became emaciated, thin, and exhausted for months. Then a miracle happened. I met Will, a 6' 6" weight lifter who enjoyed clean food. It ...

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% carbs! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose 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 makes you want ...