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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Causes and Symptoms in Diabetes

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Causes and Symptoms in Diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
Hyperglycemia is a serious problem in diabetes. Learn what causes hyperglycemia and how it can be prevented.
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Great information for people with diabetes and those that are prediabetic.

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Get tested if Diabetes runs in your family - watch out for symptoms

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

Via The BioSync Team
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Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

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Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings

5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings | zestful living | Scoop.it
No oil, no dairy, but completely delicious salad dressings. Impossible, you say? Not with these 5 simple recipes!
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Did you know you can prepare delicious nutritious oil and dairy free salad dressings for your salads? Even organic cooking oils contain too many calories and fat which your body doesn’t need.

 

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Salads without oil and dairy are easier for your digestive system to handle. Refrain from using any sweetener as it is just not needed. Also if you want to take apple cider vinegar take it with a few tablespoons of filtered water separately from food.

 

Keep it simple. You can use a combination of herbs such as turmeric, black pepper, thyme, mustard seed powder, and some dulse. Keep it extra healthy with organic ingredients.

 

 If you want you can add a few teaspoons of filtered water or instead do this. Take your sprouted  lentils and put in boiling water for a quick minute. When you’re spooning your lentils onto your salad some of the liquid will be added.

 

Miso is a good addition. Add after any cooking. Tahini, sesame seed butter works wonderfully and adds a creamy component to your salad dressing. You can also use sprouted stone ground almond and/or pumpkin seed butter with herbs for more delicious creaminess.

 

Lemons and limes make a super addition to your salads. Especially lime juice with raw garlic cloves minced adds just the best flavor.

 

Read more about “5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic?

What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic? | zestful living | Scoop.it
All adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. With EWG's 2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides. Many shoppers don't realize that pesticide residues are common o
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Did you know that 70 percent of conventionally grown produce contains pesticides that do not come off even when washed/peeled? Conventionally grown produces is heavily sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and is infected with GMOs.

 

Every year Environmental Working Group (EWG) tests for the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. This year strawberries led the pack with spinach a close second in the Dirty Dozen category.

 

Science is linking high pesticide produce to fertility problems and brain damage in children.

 

Do you really really want to be feeding these toxic foods to your family? Buying organic, certified organic, and local from Farmer’s Markets, CSA’s is a sure bet to help protect your health and the health of your family.

 

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Organic isn’t as expensive as going to doctor appointments, taking prescription meds, and being sick. Organic saves you money but more importantly it gives you peace of mind that you are feeding your family in a healthy preventative way.

 

Read more about “What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic” from www.ecowatch.com by Environmental Working Group.

 

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Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Nut & Seed Proteins Have Reverse Effect | Care2

Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Nut & Seed Proteins Have Reverse Effect | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Again and again, we are seeing that plant-based protein is the way to go.
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Did you know that in a recent study researchers found that people who consumed a rather large amount of meat protein experienced a 60 percent increase in cardiovascular disease?

 

This was  compared to those participants who ate a much larger amount of nuts and seed proteins and experienced a 40 percent decrease in CVD. 

 

This study is one of the first to focus specifically on meat protein rather than total animal protein. Cardiovascular disease is currently in the number one spot in the world related to mortality.

 

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Here’s one more really good reason to adopt a plant based real whole food regimen. Plant proteins as well as plant fats help your heart and arteries to function optimally so you remain healthy.

 

Sprouted legumes are one of the best proteins you can consume to help your body thrive. They have some of the highest plant protein, are rich in essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients. It’s a good idea to add legumes to your meals everyday.

 

Read more about “Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Plant Proteins Do the Reverse” from www.care2.com by Katie M.

 

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Vegan Choices for Healthy Bones

Vegan Choices for Healthy Bones | zestful living | Scoop.it
What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is characterized by an increase in porosity of the bones and a corresponding decreased bone mass, resulting in an increased risk of fractures of the bones. Osteopenia is a term used to denote bone loss that is not as severe as osteoporosis. Risk factors for osteoporosis include sedentary lifestyle, cigarette smoking, …
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Did you know that the most healthy food which supports bone health is organic plant based real whole food? Osteoporosis worldwide causes more than 89 million fractures yearly and is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide.

 

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As readers of this Zestful-Living site you already know that magnesium is essential for over 300 biochemical signals in your body. Magnesium is just one of many minerals needed for your bones. Vitamin D3, calcium, boron, strontium, silicon, manganese, folate, vitamin K, and other nutrients are also important to take.

 

By eating organic plant based real whole food you are getting many of the needed vitamins and minerals. These foods in mostly raw form are essential for your bone health: dark leafy greens, sprouts, legumes (lentils, beans, peas), asparagus, almonds, seaweed, and other plant foods.

 

Very important is to maintain a weight lifting exercise everyday as well as resistance training, and aerobic exercises to strengthen your bones. Weight bearing exercises are one of the best things you can do for your bones’ health.

 

Read more about “Vegan Choices For Healthy Bones” from www.hippocratesinst.org by tom Fisher RN, BA, Nurse Supervisor at Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

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Supplements 101

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Like the pharmaceutical industry, the selling of supplements and herbs has become a multi-billion dollar business. The original intent was honorable, however, many contemporary products are of questionable utility at best. The History of Herbs and Supplements First Generation Herbs were always nature’s medicine, to be administered carefully only by selected individuals. In most of …
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Did you know that it’s best to consume whole plant foods for your vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients? It is okay to take both whole food supplements and whole plant food green powders that have been processed at low temperatures, especially those with algae.

 

Do your due diligence when it comes to herbal and other ingredient supplements. There’s a number of untrustworthy companies who will sell you snake oil disguised as a wellness product.

 

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Eat the majority of your food from real whole plant food grown in nature. Take whole food and whole plant green powders from reputable, science and integrity based companies. You can also take fresh herbs.

 

Read more about “Supplements 101” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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How To Better Absorb Vitamins & Minerals | Care2

How To Better Absorb Vitamins & Minerals | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
You are what you absorb. In this article, we will focus on effective ways to better absorb vitamins and minerals.
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Did you know you can take digestive enzymes to help your body to absorb the food you consume? If you can’t absorb the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, then you’re not getting what your body requires to function.

 

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Enzymes help you to break down your food for better absorption. Digestive enzymes can help take stress off your stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and small intestine by helping to break down hard to digest proteins, starches, and fats.

 

As you age the acidity of your stomach acid becomes more alkaline. With respect to enzyme production this action means there’s an increased potential for an acidic trigger to fail when food enters the intestine.

 

If the acidity trigger fails, the signal to secretin isn’t given which prevents pancreatic secretions from releasing. If you are a person who suffers from any of these digestive issues then digestive enzymes can help: acid reflux, gas, bloating, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, malabsorption, diarrhea, or constipation.

 

The information on enzymes comes from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org

 

Read more about “5 Ways to Better Absorb Vitamins and Minerals from Your Food” from www.care2.com by Naturally Savvy.

 

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Yoga Poses To Fight Fatigue | Care2

Yoga Poses To Fight Fatigue | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
The following poses help to energize your entire body while building strength.
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Did you know that yoga, tai chi, and qi gong can help your body fight fatigue and other health issues? You can attend a group class for deeper instruction.

 

These type of movement exercises are gentle for your body, mind, and spirit. They help to ground, you.

 

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Start slowly if this is your first time doing this work. You don’t have to do the exercise the way the trainer does. Each time you practice, you will reach and stretch higher and further.

 

There are many different types of each of these movements. Find the ones that work best for your body and your philosophy.

 

Read more about “6 Yoga Poses to Fight Fatigue” from www.care2.com by Paula Jones.

 

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The Best 16 Natural Remedies For Diabetes | Care2

The Best 16 Natural Remedies For Diabetes | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover Dr. Cook's top 16 picks to help prevent or treat diabetes--by the bestselling author of THE CULTURED COOK, 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST.
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Did you know that consuming plant based real whole food and avoiding antibiotics will help you to reduce your risk of getting diabetes 2? Plant based real whole food is what your body and gut bacteria need to function optimally. Only take antibiotics for bacterial infections.

 

Reduce and/or avoid your intake of animal based food which is inflammatory and can increase your risk for diabetes 2. Eat mostly whole foods and skip the processed packaged items in the grocery store.

 

Stop buying sugary items and sodas. Sodas are linked to diabetes. And sugar causes blood sugar crash and burn.

 

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Opt for more organic produce, including greens, sea and land veggies, and fruit. Eat sprouts which will boost your nutrient levels and give you healthy protein. Eat legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts/seeds, and whole ancient grains.

 

If you do eat some meat, make it your side dish not your main meal. Drink green tea, use herbs and spices in place of salt and packaged seasonings. Cinnamon is known for helping with blood sugar issues.

 

Read more about “16 Best Natural Ways to Help Manage or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Three hard workouts a week may delay Parkinson's symptoms | Daily

Three hard workouts a week may delay Parkinson's symptoms | Daily | zestful living | Scoop.it
A good, hard workout several times a week can slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease for at least six months, according to a new study from Northwestern University.
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Did you know that exercise helps your body and high intensity workouts during the weed may help delay Parkinson symptoms? A new study has shown that vigorous workouts can be safe for Parkinson’s patients, even older patients.

 

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Sitting may be hazardous for your health. Exercise daily, lift weights, do different exercises within 5 minutes, rest, and repeat. You can do 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes in the afternoon, and 20 minutes in the evening.

 

You’ve just done an hour a day of strenuous exercises which will help your body and mind. Be sure to eat healthy plant based food. You can’t exercise your way out of an unhealthy diet.

 

Read more about “Three Intense Workouts a Week Could Drastically Delay Parkinson Symptoms, Study Finds” from www.dailymail.co.uk by Natalie Hahhal for DailyMail.com

 

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Juice Away the Damages of Stress

Juice Away the Damages of Stress | zestful living | Scoop.it
Stress is the demon of our daily lives. Stress increases Cholesterol levels. Stress reaction thickens the blood.
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Did you know that chronic stress not only causes anxiety but also you lose some vital nutrients, including vitamins and minerals? Juice to the rescue.

 

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Consuming a varied plant based real whole food regimen everyday helps you to recover faster from nutrient depletion lost by chronic stress and other factors.

 

You can juice to recover and you can also eat the plant based based foods raw, or lightly steamed. When you blend together as in a green smoothie you lose some of the nutritional benefits.

 

Always use filtered water when rinsing produce, steaming, blending, and cooking. Best to buy organic produce to reduce pesticide, chemical usage.

 

Read more about “Juice Away the Damages of Stress” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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5 Health Reasons Why Miso Belongs in Your Diet

5 Health Reasons Why Miso Belongs in Your Diet | zestful living | Scoop.it
Did you know that miso paste has benefits that far outweighs its fantastic culinary uses? It does, thanks to its nutritional profile and unique ingredients. Find out what those are along with delicious recipes to try.
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Did you know that miso contains fermented soy or chickpea and other ingredients and is a beneficial food for your health? It’s best to add miso after you finish lightly steaming your food.

 

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Fermented food helps your gut, digestion, immune system, and is anti-inflammatory as are all plant foods. Miso can be added to soups, veggies, mixed with greens or spread on greens to soften.

 

It can be added to homemade plant based burgers, lentil loaves, falafel, and even plant based mac and cheese.

 

Read more about “5 Health Reasons Miso Belongs in your Diet” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergevin.

 

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American Medical Association Complicity With Big Tobacco | Care2

American Medical Association Complicity With Big Tobacco | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Back in 1912, when hardly anyone smoked cigarettes, lung cancer was like a museum curiosity: extremely rare. In the next few decades, however, it rose
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Did you know that many doctors today still belong to the old paradigm of keeping the public in the dark related to their health? Doctors knew about tobacco causing lung cancer early on yet did nothing to alert citizens of the dangers.

 

Today it’s the same old story. Doctors would rather see their patients continue to eat fast food, junk food, and all other types of unhealthy food instead of educating them on consuming food that helps the body thrive.

 

Of course many doctors are waking up and re-educating their patients and themselves. Big Food is another group that promotes their own greedy agenda to doctors’ groups, colleges, and health organizations.

 

The onus is on you the consumer to do your due diligence for your health and well-being.

 

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The evidence based medicine is available that plant based real whole food does indeed reverse heart disease and diabetes. Other chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, specifically food, exercise, and attitude.

 

Have you noticed how plant based/vegan is the big food trend this year? More millennials are going without animal based food. Athletes, younger people, and many other eco-friendly folks are jumping into this healthy lifestyle.

 

People like you want to improve their health, help animals, and make a difference for planet Earth.

 

Read more about “Why Don’t Doctors Recommend Plant-Based Diets” from www.care2.com by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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Taste of Spring: Aligning Your Appetite And Nutrition With The Season

Taste of Spring: Aligning Your Appetite And Nutrition With The Season | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know it’s a good idea to eat seasonally? Buying seasonally means to to purchase plant based real whole that is in season and local in your locale. These are foods that are grown nearby and are therefore fresh.

 

Food that has to be transported by long haul truck transportation isn’t as fresh as food grown nearby. Yes some of the food is kept in refrigerated and freezer compartments, but it’s still not as fresh. In the case of fruit it has lost much of its nutrients because it was picked before it was ripe.

 

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Buy your food as fresh as possible and consume raw and lightly steamed to get all the nutrients available. Cooking at high temperatures greatly reduces the nutrient content.

 

Dandelion greens can be eaten fresh from your yard/garden. Just make sure the soil is organic.

 

Read more about “Taste of Spring Aligning Your Appetite and Nutrition With the Season” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Walking on Sunshine - 5 Yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet this Spring!

Walking on Sunshine - 5 Yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet this Spring! | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that it’s essential for you to consume rainbow colored produce every day? Today focusing on Yellow pigment. 

 

Yellow is part of the Terpene group of plant nutrient antioxidants which can help treat your body in numerous ways. Terpenes are anti tumor, anticancer, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-fungal.

 

Terpenes include the yellow, orange, and red carotenoids such as beta-carotene. lutein, and lycopene. 

 

They also include yellow and orange limonoids found in citrus. Carotenoids are associated with protection from cancer and macular degeneration. Limonoids offer protection for your lungs.

 

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Consume more of the yellow veggies than the yellow fruits everyday. Try to buy local and eat produce in season. 

 

You can eat raw yellow sweet peppers and steam yellow beans, squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for your daily lunch and dinner salad. Be sure to add sprouts, greens, and other rainbow colored veggies. Season with herbs and add legumes (beans, peas, lentils) for a satisfying, filling, healthy meal.

 

Read more about “Walking on Sunshine - 5 yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet This Spring” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Corine Bonilla.

 

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Should You Still Buy Organic?

Should You Still Buy Organic? | zestful living | Scoop.it
Organic food usually (but, not always) costs more than conventional groceries. Is it really worth it to spend the extra money for organic? Of course, my answer is a very predictable and emphatic, “YES!” Allow me to explain three very important reasons why I feel this way. 1. By Eating Organic Food You Reduce Your …
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Did you know that it’s best to buy organic especially for produce (greens, veggies, fruit) as conventional produce is routinely sprayed with harmful pesticides while organic is not? Toxic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, and GMOs do not belong in the nation’s food supply.

 

Plants that have been routinely sprayed with chemicals become dependent on these man made, artificial toxins to help them grow. Because of this reason plants stop producing antibodies which are needed to naturally deal with germs, fungi, bugs, and disease.

 

The use of pesticides and other chemicals also depletes the soil. Plants fed high concentrations of nitrogen grow too fast before the are picked. 

 

These plants are missing key nutrients which plants grown in organic soil have in abundance. These nutrients are also missing in your body when you consume the conventional produce. When needed minerals are missing in your body it cannot use the vitamins. They work together.

 

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If possible it’s also wise to buy organic processed food as most packaged food contains GMOs and other chemicals. Also you can look for the small “non-GMO” label on packaged food items.

 

If you grow your own veggies, greens, and fruits make sure to use organic soil, compost, and fertilizer if you use. You can plant marigolds in your garden as they help to deter pests from eating the plants.

 

Now’s a good time to start going to Farmer’s Markets and purchasing from organic and certified organic farmers. You can also buy from farmers who have the “Sustainable” sign as they rarely use pesticides. Always ask to be certain.

 

Read more about “Should You Still Buy Organic” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Hetrich, Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) and ND.

 

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A High Fiber Diet May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

A High Fiber Diet May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that consuming a high fiber plant based real whole food regimen has been shown in numerous studies to reverse and heal Diabetes type 2? Dr Dean Ornish and Dr Gabriel Cousens have both worked with this protocol to help patients reclaim their lives. 

 

Both Dr Cousens and Hippocrates Health Institute use raw plant based food. Thousands of people with many different diseases have been treated successfully at Hippocrates.

 

Your body does not thrive on processed, sugary, high sodium, junk foods with no nutrients.  these foods along with animal based are inflammatory and cause major health problems in your body.

 

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Your body requires real food in the form of plants, organic preferred. Plant food contains fiber and other nutrients which your body  needs for its daily functions.

 

Pea protein is high in fiber, but so are sprouts. Sprouts are the bang for your nutritional buck. Eat a large salad everyday filled with sprouts, greens, land and sea veggies, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), and a side dish of whole ancient grain (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, amaranth). 

 

You can sprout grains too for more nutrients. Your salad can be made from both raw and lightly steamed veggies. Use herbs and ground nuts or seeds for your dressing. No oil is needed. If you prefer oil, use a tablespoon of hemp, flax, or pumpkin seed oils.

 

Eat your organic whole fruit separately from your greens/veggies. If you’re healthy you can consume some ripe whole fruit. 

 

Read more about “A High Fiber Diet May Help With Diabetes” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michael Doherty.

 

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Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System

Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System | zestful living | Scoop.it
A new study has found that eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase levels of phthalates – chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic – in the body (gross!). Scientists discovered a 35 percent increase in levels of the chemical in those who dined at a restaurant the previous day than other participants.
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Did you know that scientists found a 35 percent increase in the levels of chemicals in patrons who frequently ate out at restaurants and fast food places? Phthalates, hormone disrupting chemicals are the culprits.

 

These chemicals are used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic. These harmful plastic chemicals have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, diabetes 2, and fertility issues.

 

Phthalates are binding agents which are often used in food packaging, in personal care products, and other products. Teens, women, and children have been found to be more vulnerable to these toxins.

 

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Try to limit your visits to fast food places. Make cooking at home more fun by inviting friends to join in. You can make your own healthier fast foods with plant based real whole foods.

 

Read more about “Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Aleksandra Pajda.

 

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Play With Your Food!

Play With Your Food! | zestful living | Scoop.it
With all the fake food out there now that our kids are tempted with these days, its can be fun to inspire them to eat fresh living foods. When my kids were growing up, we used to play a game at the grocery store to keep them busy while I shopped; point out which foods …
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Did you know it’s critical to instill in your children the love of real food that comes from nature? Children are smart and when they see plants growing in a garden they understand that this is the food they want to eat.

 

Most all children love animals unless they’ve been taught otherwise. When little kids find out that the pig, the calf, the chicken, the duck are what’s on their dinner plate, they get vey upset. Animals are their friends.

 

Children many times are the catalysts who help their parents rethink their food meal choices. Kids know the difference between real plants and pictures on the front of a box.

 

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Plant based real whole food is healthy, nutritious, and delicious. Children enjoy helping with meal prep, planting, and gathering the mature plants for dinner.

 

Read more about “Play With Your Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Linda Frees.

 

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Whole Food Diet Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss | Care2

Whole Food Diet Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Stanford research disproved the age-old myth about eating less to lose weight-by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM & THE CULTURED COOK, Dr Michelle Cook
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Did you know that the best way to lose weight and then maintain your weight is to adopt a real whole food plant based lifestyle? Whole organic food without any processed packaged food, without any sugar, pesticides, and GMOs gives your body what it requires to function at its best.

 

This lifestyle includes getting enough sleep, being out in nature, exercising 5-6 days a week, socializing, keeping your brain active, and being kind to your body, people, animals, and Planet Earth.

 

What you consume, absorb, assimilate, and digest does play a major role in who you are and how you act and think.

 

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First your body requires loads of fiber which is a staple in whole plant based food. Whole plant based real whole food contains all the antioxidants, enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals your body uses every day for its processes.

 

Read more about “A Whole Food Diet is Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Top 8 Natural Remedies To Help Fibromyalgia | Care2

Top 8 Natural Remedies To Help Fibromyalgia | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover some of the best natural medicines for fibromyalgia--by bestselling author of THE CULTURED COOK & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Michelle Cook.
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Did you know that most people with fibromyalgia have poor digestion making nutritional deficiencies more common? Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis.

 

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Consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle is the best way to help your body feel better. Lifestyle includes food, exercise, medicinal herbs, taking minerals, supplements, and drinking lots of filtered water.

 

Ginger, bromelain, and turmeric are top reducers of pain and inflammation. Work with a doctor knowledgeable in nutrition to eliminate possible food sensitivities.

 

Read more about “Top 8 Natural Remedies to Help Fibromyalgia” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Let It Marinate! Transform Your Vegetables

Let It Marinate! Transform Your Vegetables | zestful living | Scoop.it
Transform your veggie dishes, while still keeping them raw! Marinating is the process of allowing a food to soak in a seasoned liquid typically consisting of an acid, oil, salt and flavorings/seasonings. Marinating softens food and infuses flavor, creating the sensation of a cooked product. Uses for Marinating: Softening and infusing flavor into vegetables and …
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Did you know that you can marinate your food while still keeping it raw? Marinating for a few hours or overnight helps to soften some of the tougher greens and veggies. It also adds extra flavor which assists in creating a “cooked” taste.

 

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You can try new ways to create your food and marinating is one way which helps to keep the nutrients in the food by keeping the food raw. Another way is to boil filtered water and pour the water over your tougher greens and veggies to soften.

 

Lightly steaming for about 8-12 minutes is also another good way to retain more nutrients. For hard nuts, soak and then air dry or dehydrate and grind into a paste or pate. This process makes it easier for some people to chew the harder nuts.

 

For your greens and veggies you can marinate in coconut aminos, or a little hemp or flaxseed oil, lemon or lime juice, and herbs you like. Play with it until you find the taste you like.

 

Read more about “Transform Your Veggie Dishes, While Still Keeping Them Raw!” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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Herbs for Happier Emotions and Brighter Brains

Herbs for Happier Emotions and Brighter Brains | zestful living | Scoop.it
People who detox physically also detox emotionally. This connection is often seen among the guests at Hippocrates Health Institute while going through the Life Change Program. While the unpleasant aspects of physical detox are well known, the emotional side of detox is often overlooked. This is why Hippocrates guests are given a stress assessment and a consequent stress management support session. These sessions help most guests better
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Did you know that there is a strong connection between emotions and physical illness? Herbs can be used as a healing with the assistance of a trained doctor.

 

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Mother Nature has the answer if one only asks. Herb are potent medicinals for your health and well-being.

 

Read more about “Herbs For Happier Emotions and Better Brains” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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Ingredient in Cinnamon Found to Promote Fat Burning

Ingredient in Cinnamon Found to Promote Fat Burning | zestful living | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has found a certain essential oil in cinnamon stimulates fat burning.
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Did you know that an essential oil in cinnamon stimulates fat burning? A new study from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute confirmed.

 

Their findings showed that the essential oil boosted the metabolism of the subjects by activating thermogenesis in the fat cells. Thermogenesis is the body process that burns calories to produce energy.

 

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Mother Nature’s medicinal herbs and spices are potent medicine for your health. Herbs are comprised of many compounds not just one. Together they work in synergy to help your body be better.

 

Pharmaceutical drugs take one compound from a plant and add other chemicals to form a drug. The body needs the whole plant to do its work without any additional chemicals. When using plant medicine the right way, there are no side effects, except for feeling better.

 

Read more about “Ingredient in Cinnamon Found to Promote Fat Burning” from www.liveinthenow.com by Mary West.

 

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12 Natural Ways To Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease | Care2

12 Natural Ways To Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover dietary & lifestyle ways to prevent the brain disease Alzheimer's--by author of BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER IN 60 SECONDS & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Cook.
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Did you know that consuming plant based real whole food is just about the best way for you to protect your brain, your heart, and your whole body? Prevention can make a difference in regard to Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases.

 

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Taking the bacterial form of vitamin B-12 greatly helps with preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Keep your mind active, avoid smoking, and greatly limit sugar or avoid completely. Take Blue-green algae, eat sprouts, and eat more raw plant foods, especially greens.

 

Blueberries are well know brain boosters but so are pomegranate seeds. In fact the seeds from fruits have more health benefits than the fruit does. Seeds and nuts are very beneficial.

 

Eat sea veggies, mushrooms, legumes (beans, peas, lentils) and the perennial herbs and spices. Learning a new language or playing an instrument is a good way to keep your brain active and grow new neurons.

 

Read more about “12 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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This everyday habit could reduce your risk of cancer | Daily

This everyday habit could reduce your risk of cancer | Daily | zestful living | Scoop.it
Researchers from New York University found failing to do this increases a person's risk of the condition by 21 percent. Throat cancer is the eighth most common form of the disease.
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Did you know that it’s important to brush your teeth daily several times a day? Tooth brushing along with flossing not only helps clean your mouth, your teeth, and rids your teeth of stuck food.

 

A new study found that tooth brushing could reduce your risk of developing throat cancer by more than one-fifth.

 

Good oral health is critical for your overall health.

 

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A water Pik is recommended by Brian Clement, PhD, LN. Add some Perio liquid about 2 to 5 drops in water.

 

Floss if teeth are close together. This process will clean and increase blood flow which is needed. You can also rub with a finger on top of the gums.

 

Find yourself a dentist who is knowledgeable about nutrition and the dangers of X-rays and other procedures that many dentists routinely do to your mouth.

 

Read more about “Why Brushing Your Teeth Could ReduceYour Risk of Throat Cancer By MORE THAN One-Fifth, Study Finds” from www.dailymail.co.uk by Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter for MailOnline.

 

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