Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

WHFoods: flavonoids

Best sources of flavonoids

WHFoods: Salmon

Salmon: Everything you ever wanted to know.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Is soy a miracle health food or is there a dark side?

Dirty Little Soy Food Secrets! < < < Click Here!

Health Tip: Add Flavor, Without Salt, to Your Food - MedicineNet

Health Tip: Add Flavor, Without Salt, to Your Food - MedicineNet

Ignore This Food At Your Own Peril

You see this food in a lot of cereals.

But, of course, Big Food only shares the part of the story that serves THEM.

This article serves YOU.

Ignore This Food At Your Own Peril   < < URGENT

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What They Never Told You About: Butter - Eggs

You may have missed these articles in the past. And that's not a good thing.

Why?

Because it means the Big Food companies are probably still scamming you.

Please be sure to share these on Facebook and Twitter. They are too important not to.

What They Never Told You About Butter


What They Never Told You About Eggs

Kiwi: More Than a Funny-Looking Fruit - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Kiwi: More Than a Funny-Looking Fruit - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

If You Ignore This...You Might As Well Ignore What You Eat

Do you know why we have such rampant disease in the United States and in other Western cultures?

Most people think it’s the quality of the food, that people aren’t eating well, and that they’re not exercising...but that’s only half the story.

What people are ignoring is their hormones.  And do you know what the #1 thing is that has a negative effect on hormones...it’s stress.

Whenever I mention stress people kind of blow it off and then wonder why they can’t lose weight, get themselves to eat well or maintain regular exercise. 

They just assume stress is a part of life and ignore their stress levels saying things like “you try being stress free when you have kids” or “do you know how much pressure I have at work?” or “what am I supposed to do...meditate all day long?”

Here’s the thing...if you’re ignoring your stress levels, you might as well just reach for the junk food. 

Because most likely you’ll eventually sabotage yourself, and relapse on healthy eating and exercising habits, if you don’t deal with your stress levels (have you ever done that before?).

Stress affects EVERYTHING when it comes to health...from your hormone levels, to your ability to stay on a healthy diet to your ability to maintain exercise habits. 

And if you want to learn how to lower your stress levels...I suggest you watch the video on the page below.

It teaches a scientifically proven technique known as EFT or Tapping that has been proven, in a lab, to lower cortisol levels and reduce stress. 

Click on the link below and watch the video.  This is something you need to know about if you want to be healthy.

http://tinyurl.com/6pae2na

To your long term health,

Is Your Produce Exposing You to Chemicals? - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Is Your Produce Exposing You to Chemicals? - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Sunday, April 15, 2012

WHFoods: Green peas

WHFoods: Green peas

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

3 tips for making super healthy fried rice

It seems to be the common belief that fried rice is only available from your corner Chinese take-out place. Some know that it comes in freeze dried bags at the grocery store.

Those are the two worst ways I can think of to make fried rice.

Fried rice doesn't have to be unhealthy. It can actually be a very healthy, delicious addition to any meal, or a meal in itself… so much that you could even have it every night (and some weeks in my house, we do have it every night because it's so easy to make and everyone loves it).

Here are 3 tips for making super healthy fried rice that will satisfy everyone at your dinner table.

1.    Use brown rice instead of white. Brown rice is the "original" rice. White rice is created from brown by removing the bran and germ from the grain. While they have about the same calorie content, brown rice has two types of vitamin B, iron, and magnesium that white rice does not.

On top of it, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health says that replacing white rice with brown also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 16%. And besides, brown rice has a chewy texture and nutty taste that balances the rest of the dish nicely.

2.    Use olive oil, not butter. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which are considered part of the "healthy" fats, butter has the saturated bad ones. Plus, in any recipe that calls for butter, it will actually require less olive oil than it would butter. 1 teaspoon of butter = ¾ teaspoon olive oil… less fat is less fat!

3.    Use lots of veggies and lean meats. When you think "fried rice," you usually think eggs, beef, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts. Get some color in there! Thinly sliced green and red bell pepper, spicy chilies, carrots, spinach, and a variety of colorful herbs all add nutrients and a fiesta of color.

You can also put practically any kind of meat into fried rice and it'll taste amazing. I especially love shrimp, mussels, white fish or salmon, lean beef, or cubes of ham. (Sometimes I binge and do bacon crumbles!)

If you want some great fried rice recipes, I absolutely love 99 Best Fried Rice Recipes by Ariel Theo. She spent years traveling around Asia, collecting the best fried rice recipes the creators of the dish could come up with. It's the perfect collection of authentic fried rice recipes. Bon appetite!

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Why Cauliflower Should Be On Your Grocery List - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Why Cauliflower Should Be On Your Grocery List - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Flexitarian or Vegetarian? - Ask Dr. Weil

Flexitarian or Vegetarian? - Ask Dr. Weil

Why is One Person an Emotional Overeater and Not Another?

People often wonder what causes one person to be an emotional overeater versus another person. After all everyone is wired with emotions and everyone goes through sadness, anger, etc so why does one person suffer from this disorder opposed to someone else? Here are some thoughts as to why this happens.

The disorder emotional overeating is a broad term. It actually refers to any eating habit where a person eats without genuine hunger being the real reason they eat. Meaning, an emotional overeater will get a sudden intense craving for a specific food but it’s not motivated by real hunger because if offered something else besides that craving they wouldn’t eat it. When real hunger is the motivating factor for someone to eat they are open to pretty much any type of food not one specific thing.
Emotional overeating disorder is more prevalent in women than it is men. This does not mean that men don’t suffer from it it’s just not as common as it is among women. Emotional overeating causes a person to turn to food to comfort them instead of dealing with their feelings, mostly negative feelings.

Past Trauma

It has been found that most people who suffer from the emotional overeating disorder have been through some sort of trauma in their past like sexual abuse. The person turns to food to ‘stuff’ their feelings and not deal with the anxiety, anger, etc they felt at the time(s) of the abuse. The stuffing of these emotions causes the person to gain weight and in the end making that person feel protected because they won’t be attractive to the opposite sex. The person doesn’t want to be attractive and this is sometimes done subconsciously while other times it’s a conscious thing. It’s not just sexual abuse that can cause a person to become an emotional overeater, other factors like not having basic needs met (like the love of a parent, etc) can make it happen too.

Poor Self-Image

Emotional overeating is more common in those people that lack self-confidence or have a poor/negative self-image. In a way, emotional overeating is a physical expression of what the sufferer feels inside, and the resulting weight projects the same image of self-disrespect.

Self-Medication

Just as alcoholics use alcohol as their drug of choice and heroin addicts use heroin, food is the emotional overeater’s drug. Alcoholics drink to numb their pain or take their stresses away, heroin addicts do the same and so do emotional overeaters. Food numbs them and their feelings.

Depression

Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between emotional overeating and depression. While depression can cause someone to overeat, it can also have the opposite effect. The worse depression gets it can cause an emotional overeater to stop using food as their coping mechanism meaning they’ll lose weight.

Stress

Cortisol is one of the hormones your body releases when you are stressed. Cortisol is known to have a hunger stimulating effect. So, the more stress a person is under the more vicious the cycle of emotional overeating usually is.

Individual Triggers

Each person is going to have their own trigger or triggers that cause them to overeat. But some of the more common triggers that all emotional overeaters usually experience are:

* Boredom

* Oral need or a need to satisfy your mouth's need to do something

* Social pressure or embarrassment at eating in public, resulting in overeating in private

* Financial stress

* Relationship difficulties

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa - MayoClinic.com

Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa - MayoClinic.com

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Unfortunately, many of us neglect breakfast.  And there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning. 

You spend six to eight hours sleeping.  After that time, your body needs fuel to keep going.  Without breakfast at home, your options for on the run nutrition may amount to too much fat, too much sugar and too many carbs.  And, that convenient run to the fast food joint is not as convenient and time saving as you think if everyone else has the same idea.  The fifteen or twenty minutes spent in line could have been used to fill your belly with something good at home. 

If you are the type to skip breakfast, here is a solution to starting the day with a good breakfast which will help you keep hunger in check as well as give you the natural energy boost to start your day.

1. Oatmeal – This food makes a good hot meal that contains lots of filling fiber to keep you from getting hungry later on in the morning.  Depending on your taste, you can take five minutes to fix it on the stove or use the microwave for instant oatmeal.  Kids tend to like the variety of flavors that come with instant oatmeal.  The night before, put together a container of add-ins like blueberries, strawberries and bananas that can be tossed on top for a bit of antioxidant power.

2. Fruit smoothies – These are good any morning but particularly on a hot day.  You’ll have to blend the ingredients together in the morning, but the prep work can be done at night.  Cube your fruit and place it into a container.  Instead of frozen yogurt in the morning, use a cup of plain yogurt.  Add ice cubes, a little water and blend.

3. Egg sandwich – The eggs can be cooked the night before and placed in a sealed container.  In the morning, warm up the eggs in the microwave.  If you want, add some chopped veggies or shredded cheese.  Serve on toasted wheat bread.  The night before, place two pieces of bread into a Ziploc bag for each family member.  They can toast their bread as they get up and place the sandwich in the bag for easy transport in the car to work or school.

4. Yogurt with granola and fruit – Some people like to eat yogurt.  But, yogurt by itself won’t keep you from being hungry.  Add some granola and a few blueberries to the mix.  This makes a great breakfast idea for those mornings when you are running late.  Keep small bags of granola and blueberries in the fridge next to the yogurt so you can grab them and run.

Are you fighting the breakfast battle?  To get a filling meal you don’t have to opt for too much fat, calories or carbs.  These quick and easy breakfast ideas can be made within minutes and are a much healthier alternative to skipping breakfast or grabbing a high fat alternative.

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