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Reverse type 1 diabetes with a raw food diet

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Reverse type 1 diabetes with a raw food diet
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When we put the right nutrients into our body, our body will heal itself.

 

This article backs up that statement. Dr Kirt Tyson, a Naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona changed his food regimen when his blood sugar spiked to 300mg/dL. Dr Tyson was known as a fast food junkie and he also was diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Within 2-3 weeks of completely cutting out junk food, sugar, meat, dairy, and fruits, Dr Tyson eating a raw food regimen consisting of nuts, seeds, and vegetables stopped his insulin dependence.

 

Whe he checked his blood sugar, the level had dropped to an acceptable safe range of 76mg/dL. Today he says he only needs insulin if he becomes sick.(which causes blood sugar levels to rise).

 

The American Diabetes Association website lists top super foods for diabetics: nuts, seeds, walnuts, flax, vegetables - the darker and leafier the better such as collards, mustard greens, kale, spinach, beet greens.

 

Other diabetics who follow a raw food regimen list these foods as being beneficial:

Chia, hemp seeds, almonds, pecans, fenugreek leaves, dandelion leaves.

 

According to the World Health Organization, 20 million people worldwide have Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Great health is always a choice.

 

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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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Can Your Gut Protect You Against Cancer | Care2

Can Your Gut Protect You Against Cancer | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
New research shows that gut bacteria make compounds that turn off genes for cancer-by author of THE CULTURED COOK & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM Dr. Michelle Cook.
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Did you know that your gut plays an enormous role in how your body heals or hurts? The gut bacteria in your gut depending on what you consume can be either strengthened or harmed.

 

Reducing your need for antibiotics and other chemical synthetic meds, over the counter (OTC) products, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), processed, junk, fast foods, sweeteners, and animal based food is essential.

 

These types of products, ingredients harm your healthy bacteria and increase unhealthy bacteria in your body.

 

Prevention is key to keeping bacteria healthy and multiplying. Consuming plant based real whole food is your best prevention tool.

 

Health Tips:

 

Real fermented food that you prepare or buy in the refrigerated section of your market assists your gut bacteria. Sauerkraut, cultured veggies, kimchi are good choices.

 

Sprouts and other plant based real whole foods are fiber rich which the healthy bacteria thrive on. You must consume and absorb fiber daily as well as eating the best nutrition for a healthy gut. When your gut is healthy, then so are you.

 

Read more about “Can Your Gut Protect You Against Cancer”? from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes

Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that adopting a vegan diet has the potential to prevent type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or obese.
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Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Did you know that you can both reverse and prevent diabetes type 2 by consuming a total plant based real whole food regimen? Dr Gabriel Cousins, MD also in his program helped a small number of individuals to heal their diabetes by consuming a total raw plant based lifestyle.

 

Plant based food is anti-inflammatory and has all the nutrition that your body requires to function at its best. There are studies going back to the early 1930’s that show the benefits of this lifestyle.

 

Health Tips:

 

Consuming plant based real whole food has been shown to reduce wight and then to maintain weight thereafter. Everything in the body improves when plant based real whole food is introduced and eaten daily.

 

Read more about “Going Vegan Could Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Honor Whiteman.

 

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10 Reasons To Eat Sprouts | Care2

10 Reasons To Eat Sprouts | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Find out why you should start eating this amazing food in this article by best-selling author Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.
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Did you know that sprouts are the best nutritional bang for your buck? Sprouts are the most economical and easiest local grown plants. They are also so delicious and fun to eat.

 

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Local grocery stores now all carry sprouts which you can purchase. You can also grow your own sprouts in soil in trays, in Mason jars in filtered water, or in hemp bags (rinse the bag with seeds and hang to dry).

 

Sprouts can be eaten raw or you can boil filtered water and pour over sprouts. Let sit until ready to eat or add to your other plant based real whole food meal.

 

Sprouts can be juiced and added to celery and cucumbers for a delicious green drink.You can use up to 5 pounds of sprouts when you juice.

However if not juicing you will eat a much smaller amount of sprouts. Sprouts can also be added to smoothies.

 

Read more about “10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys

The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys | zestful living | Scoop.it
Between 1990 and 2010, some of our leading causes of death and disability remained the same. Heart disease was the leading cause of loss of life and health
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Did you know that all animal based protein is associated with kidney disease, specifically chronic kidney disease? Most people don’t even know they have the disease and about 1 in 8 actually do.

 

Sugars and processed food, fast food junk food are also culprits. There’s no adverse effects from consuming plant based protein.

 

Health Tips:

 

Always choose to consume more plant based real whole food and if you are one of those 1 in 8 people who chronic kidney disease then consuming a total plant based regimen is the way to go.

 

Sprouts are one of the best sources for plant based protein. Nuts and seeds are high in plant protein as well. Legumes (beans, peas, lentils) can be sprouted and then eaten raw or cooked. Sprouted whole ancient grains have good plant protein as do some greens and veggies.

 

Real more about “The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys” from www.nutritionfacts.org by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
This article will show you the best herbs and spices to keep in your kitchen all the time. They'll add flavor to your meals and improve your health.
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s medicinals are the best herbs and spices to use in your kitchen, your medicine chest, and for overall care? Use these in organic form as dried, powder or fresh root.

 

Health Tips:

 

Cardamom is a medicinal herb native to China and Vietnam.It’s related to the spice grown in India and Sri Lanka. Cardamom prevents indigestion. The essential oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal.

 

Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, and eases aspirin induced upset stomach. It’s a digestive aid and enhances athletic performance. It also decreases appetite and boosts your metabolism and helps your body to burn off more fat.

 

Always eat a plant based real whole regimen as plant foods are anti-inflammatory and help your body to function at its best. Avoid animal based inflammatory foods.

 

Read more about “7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen at All Times” from www.care2.com by Brian Syuki

 

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10 Rebuttals Every Vegan Should Know | Care2 Causes

10 Rebuttals Every Vegan Should Know | Care2 Causes | zestful living | Scoop.it
Vegan is better for the animals, the environment, the human body. However, people are not aware of the details and think vegans are lacking from this lifestyle.
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Did you know that consuming total plant based real whole food with sprouts is the best nutrition for your body, mind, and spirit? When one sprouts it reduces the anti-nutrients and adds more good nutrients. This information from Anna Marie Clement, PhD, LN.

 

Not all vegan diets are good for you as most people who eat vegan cook their food. Cooking at high heat destroys the nutrients. Science has showed that consuming just one restaurant french fry increases your cancer risk later in life.

 

Instead of buying vegan processed packaged food it would better for your body for you to consume more greens, seeds, veggies, some sprouted whole ancient grains, and legumes (beans, peas, and lentils).

 

Skip the salt, sodium chloride which isn’t healthy. Dr Joel Fuhrman says that excessive amounts of salt cause strokes and brain issues.

 

Health Tips:

 

Legumes are the best food for your bones. If you are suffering with colitis, you can under proper supervision eat raw foods that are blended. Remember that the people living in what’s known as The Blue Zones of the world all eat legumes.

 

For some of you beans may not work as well. Choose lentils and peas.

 

Make sure to eat healthy fats and never heat any oils. You can sprout hemp, flax, chia, and pumpkin seeds. These and also walnuts, sea veggies, clary sage oil, and blue green algae have good omega 3 essential fats. Your body doesn’t produce so you need to take every day.

 

In place of salt add herbs and spices. When one avoids adding salt to meals, you can begin to taste how delicious the food really is.

 

Read more about “10 Rebuttals Every Vegan Should Know” from www.care2.com by Catherinegill.

 

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Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease | NutritionFacts.org

Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease | NutritionFacts.org | zestful living | Scoop.it
If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of chronic disease better than nearly any other medical intervention, why don’t more doctors do it?
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Did you know that consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle prevents disease? So why don’t more doctors promote this way of eating to their patients?

 

Dr Michael Greger nails it in his video. Some of the major disease killers can be prevented by treating the underlying causes of the chronic diseases. This method is better than any other medical intervention.

 

The main problem is that medical schools don’t teach incoming doctors about nutrition and to add insult to injury doctors only get reimbursed for giving pharmaceutical drugs and doing surgery. Prescription drugs kill more than 100,000 people in the U.S. every year.

 

Dr Dean Ornish spoke to Congress about changing the way medical business is done so doctors could get reimbursed for counseling their patients about a much healthier way to prevent disease. A new bill was introduced in Congress and guess what?

 

The bill didn’t pass. Not surprising considering the state of affairs of medicine in this country and the hold the pharmaceutical industry has on medical organizations and the FDA.

 

Health Tips:

 

Take your health into your own hands by starting today by eliminating all animal based food and processed chemical and sugar laden packaged food. When you totally commit to your health that’s when your body responds favorably.

 

What would you choose: to have a part of your anatomy removed surgically to treat a health problem or changing the way you purchase food for you and your family? Folks this isn’t rocket science.

 

You can have more energy, more focus, make better decisions. When you take herbs in place of pharmaceutical meds, you feel alive instead of going through your day lethargic and brain fogged.

 

You can reverse both heart disease and diabetes 2 with plant based real whole food. It’s not an extreme diet. It’s a beautiful lifestyle which helps you to maintain your weight and thrive.

 

Watch this video as it could help you to wake up to the health benefits of plant based food “Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease” from www.nutritionfacts.org by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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Want to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Slump? Snack on These 7 Foods! - One Green Planet

Want to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Slump? Snack on These 7 Foods! - One Green Planet | zestful living | Scoop.it
As is the case for other aspects of health, food and lifestyle choices have a direct impact on our energy levels and are largely responsible for our experience of a mid-afternoon slump. Keeping any of these 7 nutritious foods on hand can help you deal with your typical mid-day dip in energy.
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Did you know that there are many good plant based real whole foods to snack on when you’re hungry and you have already eaten your lunch? You might be hungry also because you didn’t get enough nutrients from your lunch and/or you may just be dehydrated and think it’s hunger pangs.

 

If you’re just eating a salad without any sprouts or a healthy ancient grain, you’re probably going to want more food in a few hours. Not drinking enough filtered water throughout your day can make you feel either tired or hungry.

 

Health Tips:

 

If you’re snacking on nuts or seeds make sure they are organic and raw. You can soak them and sprout them and then grind them to make a nut or seed pate or just eat them out of hand.

 

Chia and flax seeds can also be sprouted. Sprout on a piece of cheesecloth, not in water.

 

Your quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth seeds can also be sprouted first as can legumes (beans, peas, lentils). Sprouting gives your body more protein, helps with germination, and can be added to any recipe.

 

Read more about “Want to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Slump? Snack on These 7 Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergevin.

 

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Feeling Run Down? These 8 Foods Can Help With Hibernal Fatigue - One Green Planet

Feeling Run Down? These 8 Foods Can Help With Hibernal Fatigue - One Green Planet | zestful living | Scoop.it
Want to get some pep back in your step to brave the next snowstorm? Here are 8 foods with great recipe ideas from the Food Monster App that will nourish you and energize you!

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Did you know that whatever type of body health issue you may be having, that real whole plant based food can make a difference in how your body reacts? This plant food is anti-inflammatory, fueled by fiber, vitamins, minerals, plant nutrients, and enzymes which your requires to function at its best.

 

Health Tips:

 

Eat a varied regimen of different plant based real whole food everyday. This way you will get all the amino acids (protein) your body needs. Eating raw you give you the enzymes as cooked food destroys enzymes.

 

From sprouted greens, lentils, sea veggies, beans, nuts, seeds to sprouted ancient whole grains and some ripe whole fruit you’re getting top nutrition. You can also eat some raw, some cooked sprouted food.

 

You can also mix and match with some sprouted food and non sprouted, again with raw and cooked. There’s scads of recipes online or create your own faves.

 

Opt for organic as much as possible with your cooked food to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. To sprout the seeds must be organic.

 

Plant based real whole food, especially sprouted gives your body all the energy, vitality, good decision making skills, and better mood. Take Mother Nature’s herbs for illness.

 

Read more about “Feeling Run Down? These 8 Foods Can Help With Hibernate Fatigue” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergevin.

 

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Dr. T. Colin Campbell Declares 'War on Cancer' Is Failing As Professionals Ignore Connection to Animal Protein - One Green Planet

Dr. T. Colin Campbell Declares 'War on Cancer' Is Failing As Professionals Ignore Connection to Animal Protein - One Green Planet | zestful living | Scoop.it
Campbell hasn't backed down on his long-held beliefs and in a series of six peer-reviewed articles, all available on PubMed, he has declared that
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Did you know that there is a direct connection between the consumption of animal based food and cancer? Studies have been published in PubMed going back for 50 years showing the link between the increase of animal protein and cancer.

 

One study showed than an increase in plant based protein showed no increase in tumor growth rate. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) shows that drinking just two glasses of milk a day increased cancer risk to 60 percent and ingesting 35 grams of dairy protein increased cancer risks by up to 32 percent.

 

Meat consumption added in a 28 percent increase.With the Standard American Diet of fast, processed, and sugary food, the risk increases by a whopping 200 percent.

 

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Consuming sprouts, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), green veggies, sea and land veggies, and some ancient grains sprouted you will receive all the protein your body requires. Plus you will get needed fiber, minerals, vitamins, and plant nutrients that no amount of animal based can provide.

 

Read more about “Dr T. Colin Campbell Declares “War on Cancer” is failing as Professionals Ignore Connection to Animal Protein” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michelle Neff.

 

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This Food Is Causing Inflammation & Making You Age Way Faster

This Food Is Causing Inflammation & Making You Age Way Faster | zestful living | Scoop.it
A cardiologist dives into the connection between meat, inflammation, and aging, exploring the latest science.
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Did you know that certain foods are inflammatory and can begin a chronic response if eaten over and over again? which leads to chronic inflammation and disease? Other foods including plant based real whole food is anti-inflammatory.

 

Health tips:

 

Add more plant based sprouts, greens, sea and land veggies, nuts, seeds, and legumes (beans, peas, lentils) to your meals every day. Add some sprouted ancient grains, including quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and amaranth.

 

Finish with a ripe whole raw fruit. Buy as much organic as you can to avoid GMOs, pesticides, and other toxins.

 

Eat 75 percent of your plant based real whole raw and 25 percent cooked. A large salad with sprouts can be part steamed and part raw.

 

After sprouting your grains you can pour boiling filtered water over them or just eat raw in a recipe. If you do cook grain without sprouting cook for 5 minutes and let sit with the heat turned off.

 

Heating foods at very high temperatures changes the molecular structure of the food and nutrients are lost. Steaming lightly is preferred to roasting, baking, and frying.

 

Read more about “This Food is Causing Inflammation and Making You Age Way Faster” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Kahn, M.D.

 

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Natures Best Anti-Inflammatory Remedy - Hippocrates Health Institute

Natures Best Anti-Inflammatory Remedy - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
Turmeric is my number one anti-inflamatory remedy for the relief of chronic and acute pain. It has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Turmeric is probably the most well researched medicinal plant in history for good reason. It has been the subject of over 700 peer-reviewed studies. Studies have …
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Did you know that turmeric is a potent pain relieving medicinal herb which has been shown in thousands of studies to alleviate chronic and acute inflammation, know as pain? Turmeric has been used for thousands of year in Ayurvedic, Asian. and Chinese medicine.

 

Choose Mother Nature's medicinals over synthetic drugs for your body's health.

 

Health tips:

 

You can use the root, the powder, or the dried herb. Turmeric can be added to a homemade chai or tea latte made with almond or other nut milk. Coconut milk from the fresh coconut works well.

 

You can add raw turmeric root as you do with ginger in your dressings or over steamed or raw veggies, greens, and sprouts. No oil needed.

 

Read more about “Why Choose Turmeric?” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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Essential Oils: 7 Common Questions Answered

Essential Oils: 7 Common Questions Answered | zestful living | Scoop.it
It's been found that the smell of different essential oils can alter brain chemistry in ways that impacts our emotional and mental state, hence their therapeutic potential. Essential oils are also readily absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin or stomach, creating a physiological effect with potential medical applications.
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s medicinal compounds from plants including essential oils can affect your sensory organs in a positive manner? Volatile organic compounds have converted from liquid to a vapor form.

 

Essential oils may be concentrated in flowers, leaves, roots, or bark. When using use only a tiny amount and dilute in a carrier oil.

 

Health Tips:

 

Some essential oils that are very potent. Clove essential oil has antimicrobial qualities.

 

You can use it for an effective homemade gargle to ease throat pain and irritation. The oil has a cooling effect, is anti-inflammatory and can be used as an expectorant for respiratory problems such as colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis. Clove oil has other types of health benefits as well.

 

Peppermint oil is also excellent as an expectorant and decongestant, helping to loosen phlegm and break up a cough. It also soothes sore throat or dry cough.

 

Oregano oil is very powerful as well and useful for respiratory infections. All these essential need to be diluted. Make sure to buy organic and purchase from a trusted brand.

 

Read more about “Essential Oils: 7 Common Questions Answered” from www.ecowatch.com by Brian Barth, Modern Farmer.

 

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What Are the Best and Worst Foods?

What Are the Best and Worst Foods? | zestful living | Scoop.it
I’ve always pictured my role primarily as providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. The Die
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Did you know that plant based real whole foods are the best foods to consume for your body’s health and well-being? These are not processed vegan/plant-based foods. These are the actual plant foods without any foreign, sugary, sodium, or synthetic ingredients added.

 

Your body doesn’t recognize synthetic chemical ingredients. Your liver and kidneys can’t handle the influx of tons of sugars and sweeteners which most people regularly consume.

 

Then there’s animal based which has also been shown to harm your body in numerous ways. Animal based is inflammatory and causes hormonal and digestive issues as well as problems with your major organs and systems of the body.

 

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Plant based real whole food contains all the fiber, enzymes, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that your body requires for all its functions. Plant based food helps your body’s hormones, digestion, organs, and systems to work together in synergy.

 

Here’s the plant based real whole food that serves your body best:
Sprouts topping the list.
Next up: greens.
Sea and land veggies
Legumes (beans, peas, lentils)
Nuts and seeds
Whole ancient grains
Ripe fruit.

 

Having two big salads a day filled with sprouts, raw and steamed veggies, legumes of your choice and topped with herbs and spices. A small side dish of either quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, or millet.

 

Eat your ripe fruit including avocado separately from your greens. Some people who are smaller in stature prefer one big meal of salad and eat a small portion of ripe fruit in the evening.

 

Others eat the ripe fruit in the morning and then much later in the day eat the big salad.These people are practicing intermittent fasting consuming only two meals a day.

 

It’s a good idea to work with your nutrition based doctor and your own instinct to find the plan that works best for your body. Be sure to listen to your body as it knows best.

 

Read more about “What Are the Best and Worst Foods” from www.nutritionfacts.org by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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Label Reading: How to Avoid Sneaky Dairy Ingredients

Label Reading: How to Avoid Sneaky Dairy Ingredients | zestful living | Scoop.it
We know it can be frustrating when you casually check the label on a food item and find it to contain dairy. We have even seen a few dairy ingredients snuck into hummus in the past which can make you wonder ….can you really avoid dairy in packaged food items? Yes, but there are some tricks to make …
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Did you know that dairy ingredients are routinely added to products that say they are “nondairy”? Even if the product says “dairy free’ you still need to read labels and check because sneaky milk ingredients may have been added.

 

Dairy is inflammatory and contains hormone baggage. Dairy has has been shown to cause fractures

 

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The best way to avoid these type of ingredients is to buy only plant based real whole foods and no processed packaged food which is subject to the whims of food manufacturers. If you have to buy processed food you will have to take the time to read the labels.

 

You can also write to the food manufacturer asking for true dairy free ingredients. If you’re not satisfied you decide with your purse/wallet and stop buying those products. If enough of you do this consistently, the food manufacturers will finally get the message.

 

Raw nuts, seeds, avocados, and even veggies can become creamy, have that cheesy taste. It’s easy to make all your faves and know that you giving your body true nutrition without any hormone baggage.

 

Read more about “Label Reading: How to Avoid Sneaky Dairy Ingredients” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day | Care2

10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Do you work a desk job? These yoga poses can help undo some of the damage that all of that sitting has done to your body.
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Did you know that you can get relief from sitting all day and help your body by practicing yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong? These are good exercises to move your whole body and learn to concentrate on your breathing which helps with relaxation.

 

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You can raise yourself up while sitting in a chair and hold for a few minutes. Repeat every 15 minutes. This exercise helps strengthen your arms as you’re putting pressure on them to lift your body.

 

You can also do other types of resistance exercises while sitting at your desk. You can raise your legs, lift your knees, move your arms, and twist in your chair.

 

At your workplace you can take a walk on your break. Perhaps your workplace has an exercise ball which you can use or you can ask to bring one in for use.

 

You can walk to work, take a bus, ride your bike or walk on your days off. The more movement exercise you do the better for your body’s health. Take dancing lessons or go zip lining, roller skating or ice skating. Lift weights at home or at a gym.

 

Do aerobic exercises. Exercising everyday for short, medium, or longer periods of time keeps your body fit and you feel better. Remember to complement your exercise with healthy eating. You can’t exercise your way out of a poor lifestyle.

 

Read more about “10 Yoga Poses For People who sit all Day” from www.care2.com by Becky Striepe.

 

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Mushrooms Are Good For You, But Are They Medicine? : The Salt : NPR

Mushrooms Are Good For You, But Are They Medicine? : The Salt : NPR | zestful living | Scoop.it
Edible mushrooms, not the psychedelic ones, are low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidants. But despite the hype, scientists are just now looking into how they might fight disease in humans.
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Did you know that mushrooms are part of Mother Nature’s medicinals which help your body fight inflammation? However as with any plant based real whole food you need to consume other plant food sources as well. You can’t fight your way out of a toxic system by just eating mushrooms once a week.

 

No matter which way you slice it animal based food is inflammatory as is processed, lab created, and sugars. These type of items are not recognized as fuel in your body and do irreparable harm to your body systems.

 

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Even plain vanilla white button mushrooms are beneficial. Try some other fungi as in portobello which can be swapped for meat due to its texture. Then there’s also lions mane, shiitake, maiitake, crimini and others.

 

Farmer’s markets and Asian grocery stores are great places to learn more about mushrooms and sample some. For more information check out Paul Stamets, a renowned mycologist.

 

Read more about “Mushrooms Are good For You, But Are They Medicine?” from NPR.com by April Fulton.

 

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Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Diet Advice From Our Ancient Ancestors | Care2 Healthy Living

Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Diet Advice From Our Ancient Ancestors | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Our physiology has evolved for millions of years on a plant-based diet. What would happen if researchers tried to recreate our ancestral diet in the laboratory?
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Did you know that in an actual Paleolithic time humans ate a complete plant based regimen consisting of 100 to 150 grams of fiber a day by consuming greens, veggies, and fruit. By eating this way, these humans had no diseases that today’s humans have .

 

The food they ate was similar to the food that’s ingested by populations who don’t suffer from today’s diseases. Primates like gorillas eat plant food. Your genetics depends on green veggies.

 

Read the full article to learn more about the health benefits and results.

 

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When you consume a total plant based real whole food lifestyle you live a quality life which can be extended and you live disease free. Greens prevent atherosclerosis. Make sure to eat loads of greens which contain folate the natural B vitamin.

 

Don’t take folic acid which is synthetic. Folic acid increases breast cancer and defects in children. This information is from Dr Joel Fuhrman.

 

Read more about “Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Diet advice from Our Ancient Ancestors” from www.care2.com by Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org

 

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10 Surprising Things That Increase the Risk of Kidney Stones | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Surprising Things That Increase the Risk of Kidney Stones | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
This article will show you surprising causes of kidney stones
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Did you know that you can never eat too many leafy greens and if you eat some of them sprouted, you’ll get more health benefits? Studies have found that there is no increased risk of stone formation with consumption of plants.

 

Eating less animal protein and salt was shown in a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine to be twice as effective as the conventionally prescribed low calcium diet.

 

Ingesting less animal protein helps lower uric acid buildup which forms crystals that can form stones. Uric acid stones are the second most common type of kidney stone.

 

Eliminating all meat reduces the risk of uric acid crystallization by about 90 percent within as few 5 days. This information is from Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”.

 

Health Tips:

 

Your best bet is to consume a total plant based lifestyle regimen. These foods are anti-inflammatory, mostly alkaline, contain fiber, plant nutrients, vitamins and minerals which animal based lack.

 

Always drink half your weight in filtered water everyday to stay hydrated. You can also eat hydrating foods as well.

 

Read more about “10 Surprising Things That Increase The Risk of Kidney Stones” from www.care2.com by Brian Syuki.

 

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Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Healthy Brain | Care2 Healthy Living

Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Healthy Brain | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover the foods that harm and the foods that heal your brain-by bestselling author of BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER IN 60 SECONDS & THE CULTRUED COOK, Dr. Cook.
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Did you know that the best foods to eat for your brain and body are plant based real whole food which are Mother Nature’s medicinals? Skip the animal based, processed, lab created, and sugar laden foods.

 

Also avoid cooking your food at high temperatures as this will cause glycation, meaning it will age you faster. Eliminate using oils for cooking as heat makes them carcinogenic.

 

Health tips:

 

Sprouts are your best choice for high nutrition. Eat both raw and lightly steamed food. Eat only when you’re hungry.

 

Eat enough food to avoid hunger pangs a few hours after you’ve eaten. Sprouts add extra protein and nutrients so eat them every day with your meals.

 

Come to the table in a relaxed manner. Take the time to chew each bite slowing. Pay attention to the food, the flavor, presentation, texture, and taste. In other words be mindful while eating and remember to be in gratitude.

 

What and how you eat is important for your body to function at its best. Make to sure to include healthy fat as your brain is mostly composed of fat.

 

Nuts, seeds, avocados are some healthy fats for you to eat every day. Organic Clary sage oil, evening primrose oil, cranberry seed oil are safe oils to take for omega 3's.

 

Read more about “Foods to Eat and Avoid For a Healthy Brain” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis | Care2 Healthy Living

Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found a dramatic effect of the anti-inflammatory spice pigment curcumin against inflammatory bowel disease.
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Did you know that the Indian spice turmeric and its potent compound curcumin in a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial with people who have quiescent ulcerative colitis showed stunning results? Turmeric cur cumin users had only a 5 percent relapse rate compared to a 20 percent relapse rate with people in the placebo group.

 

All Mother Nature’s herbs, spices are anti-inflammatory. Some like turmeric, ginger, and others have been shown in studies to work better than the anti-inflammatory drugs.

 

Health Tips:

 

Make sure you’re using just a small amount of turmeric and a pinch of black pepper which boosts the bioavailability of the spice in your food. Turmeric can be used in curry, dal, salads with other potent spices, plant based burgers, lentil loaf, nut milks and lattes.

 

Read more about “Striking With the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis” from www.care2.com by Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org

 

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Are You Still Consuming Fish? - Hippocrates Health Institute

Are You Still Consuming Fish? - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
All life is a change of matter. Nature has certain patterns. Often the pattern followed is the pattern of seven. If we place a seed in the ground, we don’t get a seed out. After we place a seed in the ground, within a few days it becomes a sprout. Then it transits into a …
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Did you know that fish like animal based is not food for human consumption? Fish today are riddled with heavy metals, including mercury.

 

Farmed fish are no better for you as they have been given chemicals that are created to taste like “wild fish”. these fish have been fed parts of other farm animals, thereby causing these fish to be contaminated with mad cow prions.

 

Don’t be fooled by the misleading misinformation that some health professionals tout. Fish oil is harmful to your body.

 

Health Tips:

 

All fish get their omega 3 fatty acids from sea veggies, known as seaweed, and microalgae. By eating these sea veggies you too can eliminate the middle fish and get your essential fatty acids without any contamination.

 

Organic flax meal, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, walnuts, chia and hemp seeds, pine nuts, and hemp oil also contain omega 3 essential fatty acids. Your body requires a combination of omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids. You need to get these every day as your body doesn’t make them itself.

 

Read more about “Are You Still Consuming Fish” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Dr. David John Carmos.

 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Add Color to Your Plate and Have a Fruitful Year

10 Reasons Why You Should Add Color to Your Plate and Have a Fruitful Year | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here at One Green Planet, we believe that working on including more and more color to your plate this year is the way to go to achieve better health. In other words, to have a fruitful life you need more fruit in your life! 
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Did you know that there are scores of different greens veggies, and fruits that you haven’t yet tried? What are you waiting for? Get started this new year.

 

Your body requires a varied selection of different plant based real whole foods in order to receive all the needed vitamins, minerals, plant nutrients that each plant provides. Make sure to eat at least 3-4 different colors of the rainbow each day.

 

Health tips:

 

Make sure to eat more greens and sea/land veggies than fruit each day. One piece or a few pieces of whole ripe fruit is sufficient if you are healthy. It is best for your digestion to eat fruit separately from greens and other veggies.

 

Eat more fruits like pomegranates and cranberries (without added sugar) and less of the sweeter fruits like mangos and pineapples. Consume fruits and other plant foods in season to ensure they are ripe.

 

Avocados, cucumber, tomatoes with seeds, and zucchini are low sugar fruits. Eat more of these plant foods.

 

Read more about 10 Reasons Why You Should add Color to Your plate and Have a Fruitful Year’ from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergevin.

 

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8 Reasons Why You’re Still Hungry After Eating | Care2 Healthy Living

8 Reasons Why You’re Still Hungry After Eating | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that there are real reasons why you may feel hungry even after you have finished eating a meal? Your body is telling you that you need more food, real whole plant based food which is nutrient dense and contains fiber.

 

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For many people breakfast isn’t necessary, especially if they are practicing intermittent fasting. If you have blood sugar issues, then eat a plant based healthy breakfast of overnight oats or quinoa with some nuts, seeds, and maybe some cut up raw whole ripe fruit. Or eat a sprouted chia pudding.

 

Have you begun your day with filtered water and a lemon slice or are you one of those people who just has to have their cup of Joe? Better to hydrate your body first with clean filtered water.

 

You can also drink a green juice with sprouts which will help your blood sugar. Later in the morning you can drink your caffeinated drink.

 

Read more about “8 Reasons Why You’re Still Hungry After Eating” from www.care2.com by Zoe Blarowski.

 

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Don't Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

Don't Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads | zestful living | Scoop.it
The dairy industry uses advertising to sell a false narrative about the lives of cows. Here are common myths in dairy advertising, and the truth behind them.
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Did you know that dairy cows are routinely treated horrifically so you can drink their milk which is meant for their baby calves which are forcibly taken away from them after birth? Baby calves taken away from their mothers also happens at organic and local farms.

 

Dairy like all animal based food is inflammatory. Milk doesn’t give you strong bones. Consumption of milk leads to fractures later in life. Dairy links to asthma, migraines, and acne, as well as hormonal issues.

 

Stay away from synthetic calcium supplements which only harm your body and do nothing to strengthen your bones.

 

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Plant based real whole foods contain all the calcium, magnesium, boron your body requires. Taking vitamin D3, Strontium, a trace mineral which strengthens bones, and silica is also highly recommended.

 

Calcium by itself will not give you bone strength.

Leafy greens, sea veggies, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds protect your body. You must also do resistance exercises, weight lifting, yoga, tai chi, or qigong, and walk every day.

 

Read more about “Don’t Be Fooled By These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads” from www.ecowatch.com by Rachael Krantz, AlterNet.

 

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