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Curb That Hedonic Hunger Pang

September 16th, 2014

As Popeye so wisely taught Baby-Boomers when we were children, spinach is an incredibly nutritious food.  But the interesting news is that spinach juice can also reduce hunger cravings by up to 95%.  It’s important to understand that there are two types of hunger.  “Hedonic hunger” is the craving for processed junk food.  “Homeostatic hunger” is generated from the body’s natural instinct to maintain energy and nutrient levels required to run the body. When processed, nutrient-deficient food is consumed, the digestive system runs faster, because the food has already... Read More

Reduce Inflammtion & Stay Cool As A Cucumber

September 2nd, 2014

 If you’ve read my blog before, then you already know that studies show 80% of all diseases people in the US are experiencing are inflammatory based.  I’ve also mentioned that inflammation used by the immune system is a good thing, but when it gets out of control, inflammation can potentially cause chronic health problems; including swollen joints, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.  One of the best ways to reduce inflammation is through diet, and cucumbers are at the top of the anti-inflammatory list.   Cucumbers help to “cool” the inflammatory response in the body by inhibiting the... Read More

Tone Up Your Brain, Tone Down Inflammation

August 18th, 2014

80% of all diseases in the US are inflammatory based.  Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis of all types, inflammatory bowel diseases, asthma, MS, diabetes, cancer, and atherosclerosis, all have inflammatory components.  Adipose (fat tissue) is known to secrete several inflammatory factors, known as adipocytokines.  Adipose tissue also produces excessive amounts of dangerous estrogen, which promotes tumor growth. Inflammation is essential to the immune system, as it is used by the body to reduce injury and promote healing.  This is the acute critical response that we also experience when we get... Read More

Forget Alzheimer’s & Super Fuel Your Brain!

July 30th, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease plagues an estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S.  There is no conventional cure, however lifestyle choices are your best bet for prevention.  Recent evidence shows dietary choices are the main determining factor.  Overconsumption of sugar and processed foods, primarily carbohydrates, are the main culprits.  Contrary to what many people think, eating a low fat diet is also a big contributing factor. People who have type 2 diabetes double their risk for developing dementia.  Alzheimer’s is also known as type 3 diabetes, because the disease involves a severe lack of... Read More

Matcha: Anti-Aging Antioxidant Powerhouse

July 15th, 2014

Anti-oxidants are one of the biggest buzz words in the world of nutrition.  They are natural chemical compounds which prevent aging and protect us from chronic diseases.  ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) is a test used to determine levels of antioxidants.  Matcha rates an impressive 1300 units per gram, which is close to 20X more than both pomegranates and blueberries.  Matcha is also rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Matcha is whole leaf, stone ground, green tea.  The leaves are packed with all of the nutrients you throw out when you brew... Read More

Balancing & Rebooting Your Hormones

July 3rd, 2014

Balancing & Rebooting Your Metabolism  Metabolic disorders and obesity are directly linked to two powerful hormones known as insulin and leptin.  85 percent of the US population is insulin and leptin resistant.  Insulin is used by the body to escort glucose from the blood into the cells for energy.  Processed food is loaded with sugar which is quickly broken down and released into the blood stream causing a spike in blood sugar.   The pancreas is forced to supply more and more insulin to remove the sugar from the blood.  Unfortunately, the cells get saturated with glucose and can’t... Read More

Burn Fat, Stimulate Human Growth Hormones & Grow Younger!

June 24th, 2014

If you think breakfast is the most important meal of the day to eat, you may want to reconsider your dietary schedule.  Recent studies have shown that intermittent fasting is one of the best ways to teach your body how to burn fat for energy, instead of sugar.  Skipping breakfast, as part of an intermittent fasting schedule, has shown to have many health benefits including the improvement of insulin sensitivity (preventing diabetes), weight loss, increasing energy levels, stimulating the immune system and boosting your levels of Human Growth Hormone.  HGHs are also known as the “fitness hormone”. ... Read More

Eat Your Way To Health & Beauty

June 17th, 2014

Eat Your Way To Health & Beauty  There is an essential connection between what you eat and how you look.  The word “beauty” originated from the Latin root of “bonus” which means “good”.  An appetite for beauty perpetuates health.  This is one of our sacred blessings, which is why many people pray or give thanks before eating. One of our greatest attributes is our ability for self healing.  This is an ongoing day-to-day physical process that many of us are unaware of unless we have an injury or a disease.  Cultivating and appreciating our own beauty and the beauty in others... Read More

The Puzzle Of Growing Young

June 10th, 2014

Life is an exciting living puzzle!  We spend an entire lifetime putting the pieces together, which creates the picture of our life.  Sometimes the pieces fit perfectly together, and other times they are a complete mismatch.  We are all born naturally inquisitive; looking for all of the right pieces through experimenting with everything we can get our hands on.  Through trial and error, we slowly begin the unique process of creating our personal-picture-puzzle.  If we’re lucky, we are born with parents who have successfully put many of the pieces together, and they can help us with our own... Read More