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How did Ancient Red Rice become Modern White Rice?

Rice is the #1 primary staple food for over half the people in the world – more than 3.5 billion people depend on it for nutrition. So maybe it's important. Researchers have discovered that the earliest prehistoric ancestor of modern rice was found in China. It was wild, dark red in color, and highly nutritious. Archeologists have found evidence that Paleolithic people gathered wild grasses and pounded them with stones in many parts of the world. Then about 10,000 years ago Oryza sativa ...

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. ...

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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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. ...

5 Top Paleo Sweeteners

By Jane Barthelemy. Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, Swerve Sweetener, and Stevia leaves - raw and unprocessedthe healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and...

Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!

By Jane Barthelemy. Awful 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! 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...

My 6-Step Paleo-Meridian Weight Loss System

By Jane Barthelemy. Can the Paleo Diet and the ancient Chinese calendar hold the secrets to weight control? Guidelines for human health were encoded in our DNA thousands of years ago. Ancient Chinese texts describe the ideal method to optimize health, by harmonizing with Nature's cycles. Using the Paleo Diet together with the Chinese 24-hour meridian clock, can help you to not only lose ...

Forbidden Fruits, Which Ones Make You Fat?

By Jane Barthelemy. What's the worst food for weight gain? Sugary fruit! Surprising new studies show high-fructose fruits are top culprits in weight gain. Due to a genetic mutation 40,000 years ago, the fructose you eat goes immediately to fat. To lose weight, skip these fruits: Bananas, Grapes, Pineapples, Mangos, Oranges, Dried fruits, Raisins, Dates, Melons, Peaches, Sweet apples and juices. Instead eat tart fruitsraspberries, grapefruit, ...

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

By Jane Barthelemy. Are you ready for a new perspective on gluten? Bread is the staff of life. And money! Gluten-free is the fastest growing niche in grocery stores. The gluten-free market was recently valued at $4.63 billion per year, and projected to grow to $7.59 billion within a short time. While it is true that gluten reactions are increasingly common, ...

Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons You Can’t Stop

Many people believe that emotional eating is due to a lack of self-control. However studies suggest this is simply not the case. Here are 5 factors that contribute to emotional eating, and 5 practical solutions! Guest post by Jennifer Kromberg, PsyD, Psychology Today...

2 Reasons Why Sugars Make You Fat

Our body has the amazing ability to turn what we eat into energy. We can use it right away, or store it for the future! By Guest Writer Traci D Mitchell, nutrition coach, personal trainer. What doesn't get used as energy get stored, typically as fat. Healthy Solution: Use non-glycemic natural sweeteners! Sugar has a profound impact on your diet and waistline, ...

Good-bye Sugar Cravings. Hello Health!

It's 3:30 pm, your brain is getting foggy, your energy is a bit low, your nerves are on edge, and you need a sweet snack. Sound familiar? Sugar cravings are a very physical reality in our lives. Sugar stimulates the brain’s reward centers through the neuro-transmitter dopamine, just like other addictive drugs. Foods high in fat and sugar stimulate ...

Paleo Sweets with no sugar spike or weight gain?

Sound too good to be true? Nope, it’s real. My big "aha!" discovery is how to make healthy desserts with no blood sugar rush or added pounds. Let me explain how this is possible. Easy! Simply follow my recipes, using original, unrefined, low carb, low glycemic Paleo ingredients like coconut, almond flour, and chicory root sweetener. ...

Gluten-free Flours, Best & Worst for Weight Gain

By Jane Barthelemy. What are the best gluten-free flours? Which flours are Paleo? Compare these gluten-free flours by carb content and risk of weight gain. Weight gain is associated with carbs, which convert to sugars during digestion. Check it out for yourself. Which gluten-free flours will help you most in weight control?...

Which Gluten-Free Brownie is Best?

By Jane Barthelemy. Gluten-free is big business now. Every grocery has a gluten-free aisle filled with tempting treats like gluten-free chips, and gluten-free chocolate cookies. But why do doctors say they expect people to gain weight on a gluten-free diet? Weight gain is associated with carbs and sugars. As I read ingredient labels ...

My Biggest “Aha!”, Easy Weight Loss

A few years ago, when I was overweight, diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue, adrenal failure, digestive collapse, chemical sensitivities, food allergies, and two frozen shoulders, I began to make changes in my diet and lifestyle, slowly – just one change a week. If I felt better, I would hold onto the change to make it a habit. ...

14 Fabulous Birthdays, Paleo & Gluten-free!

By Jane Barthelemy. When people invite me to birthday parties, I always ask to bring the cake. Oh yes, I love to cook, but I also LOVE TO EAT. Most cakes are simply not safe to eat - they contain sugars, processed ingredients, and flours that make people sick. Commercial or cake-mix cakes may look beautiful, but they have no life force or nutrition in them. ...

12 Healthy Tips for Enjoying Parties

By Jane Barthelemy. 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 weight gain or digestive consequences later. ...

The Skinny on Obesity – Video Series

By Jane Barthelemy. The data is in. Sugar causes fat deposits and obesity. Sugar causes diabetes. It's that simple. Here's an amazing new video series from the U of C showing clear scientific evidence that obesity, diabetes, and many diseases are caused by sugar and ...