Eat Well and Wisely Over the Holidays

Posted on March 16, 2011

The average American gains around five pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Five pounds may not seem much, but if they never come off, that’s 50 pounds over 10 years. Ouch. We are becoming more overweight with each year and not …

Green Lemonade Detox

Posted on December 6, 2010

This is 3 to 5 day fast. Three days is a minimum, in order for it to be effective. During the fast, take no medicines or vitamins that you can not do without (consult a physician before taking yourself off medications). Limit your dietary intake to a drink that is made up of freshly squeezed organic lemon and/or lime juice (with pulp), water, organic maple syrup (grade ‘B’ is preferred), and brewed organic green tea (optional). Exact proportions are not critical, but you can use the sample recipe below to base yours on.

Shed the Holiday Pounds Before Next Year

Posted on December 6, 2010

The average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Five pounds may not seem much, but if those pounds don’t come off right away, over ten years that becomes fifty, ouch!

We are getting more overweight each year, and not coincidently, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, and many other diseases are on the meteoric rise. So what do we do?

Protein Helps With Longevity

Posted on December 6, 2010

A new study sheds light on the association of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) and longer life. Middle-aged mice given a high-BCAA diet were found to have their life spans increased by an average of 12 percent.

There is evidence that, by supplementing our own diets with BCAA, humans could achieve similar results. The oxidation and metabolic activity examined in this study is regulated by the same mechanism in both species. This could add another 10 healthy years to our lives..

It’s Not Worth The Weight

Posted on September 23, 2010

A new report from George Washington University has found that the average yearly cost for being obese has increased by almost $5,000 for women and $3,000 for men. Factor in the cost of an early death, and the number climbs to $8,500 and $6,500 respectively.

With obesity, not only is there a higher risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, stroke, and many other diseases, life expectancy is much less. And now there’s a “bonus” of nearly $10,000 added to an overweight person’s yearly expenses.

Mind What You Eat

Posted on August 4, 2010

Over 40 percent of the average American diet consists of empty calories: things like pasta, pastry, chips, white breads, candies, sweets, sugar, white rice and processed foods. For example, if you consume 2,000 calories a day, roughly 1,200 of those come from nutritious foods, the rest have very little or no nutritional value. But 1,200 calories are not enough to deliver all the nutrition our bodies require. Hence, most people are nutrient-deficient, but still carry extra weight..