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10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Bee Pollen

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Bee Pollen | zestful living | Scoop.it
Bee pollen is a holistic remedy used throughout the world. Unfortunately the vast amount of things pollen can be used for are often overlooked.
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Have you considered eating bee pollen, one of nature's most complete nourishing foods? Made by honeybees, it contains almost all the nutrients required by humans. Bee gathered pollens are rich in proteins (40%), free amino acids, vitamins including B-complex and folic acid.

 

It's important to note that a one teaspoon dose of bee pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather.

 

Dr Gabriel Cousens, M.D. has listed bee pollen has one of his 22 most recommended food energies. Bee pollen can be used medicinally for a wide range of health issues from prostrate to skin conditions and can help correct specific nutritional imbalances in the body.

 

Here are 10 amazing reasons to add bee pollen to your daily food regimen - your "live-it".

 

1. Energy Enhancer

2. Skin Soother

3. Respiratory System - high quanitity of antioxidants.

4. Treating Allergies - reduces the presence of histamine.

5. Digestive System - contains enzymes that help body to get all of its nutrients

6. Immune System Booster - Dr Mercola, holistic health Doctor says that bee pollen has anti-biotic type properties that can help the body from contracting viruses. Also rich in antioxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.

7. Treats Addictions and cravings.by supressing impulses. Helps with weight management.

8. Supports Cardiovascular System - contains large amount of Rutin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems, and corrects cholesterol levels. Has potent anti-clotting powers.

9. Prostate Aid - helps to reduce inflammation to stop frequent urges to urinate.

10 Infertility Problems - stimulates and restores ovarian funcitons and is a great aphrodisiac.

 

For best results take bee pollen wth fruit at mealtimes as it gently performs a little cleansing of the intestinal flora.

 

Bee keepers are able to remove pollen from hives without disturbing or harming the bees during their regular routine.

 

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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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Your Mood and Food

Your Mood and Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
When overeating is driven by emotional hunger. We all enjoy eating and, on occasion, will eat when not hungry or overeat just because the food is incredibly tasty or because it enhances our personal or social experiences. An afternoon out with a good friend is certainly more enjoyable with a vegan treat. What would a good …
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Did you know that your overeating might be caused by your emotional hunger? Emotional hunger arises when you find yourself:

 

  1. Eating when you’re not hungry or when you’re overweight.
  2. When you feel tired.
  3. When you feel lonely. 
  4. When you feel scared. 
  5. When you feel over excited or stressed. 
  6. When you are seeking pleasure. 
  7. When you feel guilty or shame. 
  8. When you feel frustrated.
  9. When you feel sad or angry.
  10. When you self-sabotage yourself or are self-critical.
  11. When you procrastinate.
  12. When you feel any lack in your life.

 

Everyone one of us experiences similar emotions at one time or another. Having an occasional lapse by using food to celebrate with others is natural. When you’re doing this behavior all the time that’s when major health issues come to light. Your emotional hunger is taking the place of physical hunger.

 

Health tips:

 

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, read this important article carefully and follow the three steps given to address your emotional eating. Your emotions do play a huge role in driving your behavior. 

 

The answers always lie within you. Trust yourself.

 

Read more about “Your Mood and Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Julie M. Simon.

 

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How a Plant-Based Diet Can Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Naturally Lower Blood Pressure | zestful living | Scoop.it

Everyone wishes to have a normal blood pressure reading as it is commonly known that high blood pressure can lead to hypertension and increase your risk for a cardiac event or stroke. Here’s how a plant-based diet can help.


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Did you know that many different factors can cause blood pressure to rise, including consuming animal based food, processed foods, too much sodium (salt), unhealthy fats, stress, lack of exercise, obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, and adrenal and thyroid disorders? The number one risk factor for death in the world is high blood pressure. 

 

Hypertension, another word for high blood pressure kills nine million people every year. It kills so many people because it contributes to deaths from a variety of causes, including aneurysms, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger’s book “How Not to Die”.

 

Sobering information: 22 percent of stroke deaths and 16 percent of fatal heart attacks might be prevented if people wouldn’t add salt to their food and by not purchasing salty foods. According to Dr Greger reducing salt consumption is an easy home intervention that could be much better than filling a prescription for blood pressure pills.

 

The ideal blood pressure today is 110/70. 

 

Health Tips:

 

Consuming a plant based real whole food regimen is the best way to prevent high blood pressure. Daily eating of sea veggies is recommended as they help normalize blood pressure.

 

Consuming whole ancient grains is a good choice. Sprouting them is even better. Flaxseeds and nitrate rich veggies, including greens and beets are highly recommended. Eating raw veggies is protective. Ingesting legumes (lentils, beans, peas) is helpful. Sprouting them helps even more.

 

Read more about “How a Plant Based Diet Can Naturally Lower Blood Pressure” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Cruciferous Veggies 101: How to Cook Them In Plant-Based Recipes

Cruciferous Veggies 101: How to Cook Them In Plant-Based Recipes | zestful living | Scoop.it

Cruciferous veggies are some of the most nutritious, antioxidant heavy, and vitamin and mineral packed of all the vegetable families. They are also incredibly versatile in plant-based cooking and easy to grow in your own garden.


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Did you know that each veggie has its own set of nutrients and that the cancer fighting compound sulphoraphane is found in not only broccoli but other cruciferous veggies as well? To get the most benefits of crucifers consume sprouts. The sulforaphane compound prevents new tumors from growth.

 

Health Tips:

 

Eating broccoli sprouts gives you more beta-carotene. It’s a good idea to eat broccoli sprouts everyday. Sprouts give you 50 to 100 times the nutrient benefit of raw greens and veggies. Sprouts are considered living food.

 

Sprouts get your blood sugar down. Besides broccoli sprouts you can also eat kale sprouts, cabbage sprouts, Brussel sprout sprouts, collard green sprouts, radish sprouts, turnip sprouts, and mustard seed sprouts.

 

Some type of sprouts are grown for eating and some for juicing and some for both. Sprouts include adzuki beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, fenugreek, alfalfa, sunflower seed sprouts, pea sprouts, pumpkin seed sprouts, chia seed sprouts, onion and garlic sprouts. Sunflower and pea sprouts can be both juiced and eaten. Wheatgrass can only be juiced.

 

You can also buy or sprout ancient grains including quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and millet seed. Raw nuts can be sprouted as well. After sprouting you can dehydrate them in place of roasting so the nuts won’t turn rancid. Sprouted dehydrated nuts can be ground and used in raw dishes.

 

Read more about “Cruciferous Veggies 101: How to Cook Them in Plant-Based Recipes” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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Eat to Live

Eat to Live | zestful living | Scoop.it
Is your overeating caused by internal imbalance? We all love to eat. Enjoying food beyond simple sustenance is normal. It becomes problematic, however, when we overeat until there is a significant weight gain or health risk. When we eat without physical hunger cues, regularly choose unhealthy comfort foods, or eat when we’re already full, something is out …
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Did you know that your body knows what is best for your health and when you aren’t aware, or ignore, or listen to others advice your health can suffer? Your body is a miracle and it is wise to pay attention to the different signals it sends you alerting you of problems.

 

It’s a really good idea to eat when you’re hungry not when you get fooled by your eyes into thinking you’re hungry. Eat until you are satiated and then stop eating. Many times you may think you’re hungry when your body is dehydrated.

 

Your body has a hormone called leptin which plays a key role in regulating appetite, metabolism, and behavior. There’s another hormone called ‘ghrelin’ which is the hunger hormone. Both come into play when you consume food. 

 

When you’re over eating daily and can’t seem to stop that’s partly because the leptin signal isn’t working. Leptin tells you when you’re full. Ghrelin increases your appetite.

 

Health Tips:

 

Are you aware that ‘diets’ don’t work? Eat sensibly, eat only when you’re hungry and eat fiber rich plant based real whole foods. Avoid processed packaged food, animal based food, GMO/pesticide chemical laden foods, cooking oils, and all that sugar type foods.

 

Do your best to eat organic, sprouts, some raw foods. Raw veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds are easy ones for you to eat. Stay away from alcoholic beverages and caffeinated foods.

 

Do exercise daily by walking, weight lifting, high intensity 5 minute exercises, aerobic, and/or dancing/swimming. Try not to overdo it.

 

Try yoga, tai chi, qi gong, meditation, walks in nature, deep breathing. and loving yourself to help you de-stress and come back into alignment with your body, mind, and spirit. Make sure you’re getting at least 7-9 hours sleep every night.

 

Read more about “Eat to Live” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Julie M.Simon.

 

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4-Ingredient Pistachio Nice Cream [Vegan, Grain-Free]

4-Ingredient Pistachio Nice Cream [Vegan, Grain-Free] | zestful living | Scoop.it

This recipe is made using vanilla non-dairy milk, frozen bananas, avocado, and raw pistachios, but you would never guess that because the texture is strikingly similar to gelato.


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Did you know you can make all kinds of delicious recipes with plant based real whole food? You can prepare both raw and cooked dishes for you and your family. Prepping your own food saves you money, helps the environment, and supports your body’s health.

 

Health Tips:

 

This recipe from the article combines fruit and greens which can cause digestive issues. Instead you can still make the recipe but use organic liquid Stevia in place of the bananas. You can also make it without using any green powder and instead use hemp or pumpkin seeds. You can also add raw tahini to the recipe.

 

Here’s another absolutely delicious raw recipe using portobello mushrooms and raw nuts and seeds.

2 portobello mushrooms

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 onion or use cups up green onions

1 sweet red or orange pepper

1 carrot

2 garlic cloves

1/4 bunch of parsley

1/4 tsp. cumin powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 Tablespoon coconut aminos or Braggs

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp thyme

olive oil (optional)

 

Combine all ingredients in a food processor blending the nuts to form a paste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with cut up veggies.

 

 

Here’s a recipe for easy quick plant based mayo.

3 ripe avocados

2 Tbsp lemon juice from raw lemon

1 tsp mustard seed powder.

 

Process ingredients in a food processor and store in a glass jar.

 

Read more about “4 Ingredient Pistachio Nice Cream (Vegan, Grain-Free)” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Aryane Heroux Blais.

 

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Meet the Carob Fruit

Meet the Carob Fruit | zestful living | Scoop.it
Carob is a flowering evergreen tree, cultivated for its edible pods that can be eaten ripe, dried, and sometimes toasted and the pods are often ground into a powder and used as a replacement for cocoa. The carob tree is native to the arid climates of Africa, Asia and Southern Europe and has been known …
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Did you know that carob is an excellent substitute for chocolate and carob has health benefits as well? Carob has a high fiber content, a low glycemic index, antioxidants, has a low cholesterol, and improves intestinal health.

 

Health Tips:

 

You can swap raw carob for raw cacao and or chocolate in recipes. Raw carob has a sweet flavor.

 

You can make raw carob energy balls using raw carob, cinnamon, raw nut or seed butter, and a few drops of organic liquid Stevia. Raw carob can also be used in chia seed puddings, in hot chocolate, as a topping over fresh cut fruit, or in frozen fruit desserts.

 

Read more about “Meet the Carob Fruit” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Andrea Nisan.

 

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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Ginger (With Recipes Ideas!)

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Ginger (With Recipes Ideas!) | zestful living | Scoop.it

Incorporating ginger into your diet is an amazing way to experience its potential healing powers while delivering a powerful kick to ordinary dishes. Below are 10 amazing ways ginger benefits the body.


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Did you know that the spice ginger has amazing health benefits for your health including assisting your digestion, your brain, your heart, your immune system, lowering blood sugar, protecting against oxidative stress, and combatting fungal infections. Ginger has  anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

 

Health Tips:

 

You can use raw ginger. An eighth or quarter of a teaspoon is sufficient to make a difference for your tummy and headache troubles. You can also use dried organic ginger powder. A tea made with ginger and lemon is a good therapeutic remedy for headaches and stomach issues as well.

 

Ginger can be added to raw and cooked food. You can add raw minced ginger to Miso for a delicious tantalizing flavor. Steam eggplant slices and spread a thin layer of ginger Miso on top. Absolutely scrumptious. You can substitute sweet potato or winter squash for the eggplant.

 

Read more about “10 Incredible Health Benefits of Ginger (With Recipes Ideas)” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Meat Consumption and Diabetes

Meat Consumption and Diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
The rapid rate at which people are being diagnosed with diabetes is alarming and has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. It is estimated that the number of diabetes cases will increase in the United States by 165 percent by the year 2050. Once considered a disease of the western world, type 2 diabetes has …
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Did you know that today people around the globe are being diagnosed with diabetes at an alarmingly rapid rate? This increase in diabetes cases runs parallel with the rise in obesity.

 

Research is suggesting that a diet high in meat consumption is also playing a huge role in contributing to this rapid rise. More than 8,000 individuals participated in a research study which was followed for 17 years. In the study it was shown that participants who were consuming meat  at least weekly were 29 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who reported no meat consumption.

 

Many other factors also contribute to diabetes, especially a high intake of sugars and simple carbs, including breads, flours, pastries, white potatoes, white pasta, white polished rice,, hydrogenated/vegetable oils, and processed foods

 

Other factors including being exposed to chemicals, toxins, GMOs, not getting enough or any exercise, having health issues due to inflammation, also can lead to diabetes.

 

Health Tips:

 

Consume a plant based real whole food lifestyle daily. Reduce your consumption of animal based food to  one day a week until you can eliminate it completely.

 

Begin to take daily walks. Do some form of aerobic and high intensity exercise daily. Get some weights or go to a gym and practice weight lifting several times a week. Try yoga, pilates, tai chi, or qi gong.

 

Get involved with others in a project, volunteer, or help out with some kind of community service. Your attitude is a major driver in your food choices and your lifestyle.

 

Read more about “Meat Consumption and Diabetes” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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Hydration and Your Diet

Hydration and Your Diet | zestful living | Scoop.it
Summer is here, and while the sun is high in the sky and more time is being spent outdoors, it’s essential to remember the importance of staying hydrated. Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have enough water to function properly and symptoms of dehydration can be scary and can include extreme thirst, dry mouth, headache, …
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Did you know that it is important to stay hydrated throughout your day as water helps your body and brain’s health? Pure clean water aids your body in working properly, assists your cells, brain, spinal cord, and organs.

 

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Drinking caffeinated beverages when you first wake is not recommended as your body is very thirsty from its slumber. Your body requires water first drink in the morning. Drink at least two or three glasses of filtered pure clean water on an empty stomach. Later you can have your other beverage whether it be tea, coffee, cocoa, or a green juice.

 

Drink half of your weight in water everyday to get the most hydration possible. Drink when you aren’t thirsty as thirst is not an indication of dehydration. Wait at least two or three hours between drinking water and consuming food. 

 

Try to buy organic and/or local. Consume veggies which have a very high water content.

 

Cucumbers, zucchini, green lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and other veggies are the best source of these high water content vegetables. You can also consume some berries and melons in season as both have a high water content. The article lists 10 veggies for you to consume throughout your week.

 

Make sure your drinking filtered water. This site recommends Multipure.

 

Read more about “Hydration and Your Diet” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Andrea Nisan.

 

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Kicking Anxiety by Kicking Dairy: Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives for Success

Kicking Anxiety by Kicking Dairy: Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives for Success | zestful living | Scoop.it

These foods can help eliminate the symptoms of anxiety.


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Did you know that certain foods can aggravate the symptoms of anxiety? In addition to some caffeinated, sugary foods, and some acidic foods, dairy has also been implicated in stressing adrenal levels, depleting magnesium, and messing with your body’s production of estrogen. 

 

Dairy cows are routinely given antibiotics, artificial hormones, and GMO feed which causes major health issues for your body, harms the cows, and only helps dairy producers. Dairy also contains the opiate-like ingredient ‘casein’ which has been likened to street drugs.

 

There are better, safer, and more humane ways to get your dairy while not harming any species. Consuming plant based real whole food is the answer.

 

Health Tips:

 

There’s almond milk. When you make your own use organic raw nuts and keep the skins on as that is where the nutrients reside. You can use the pulp for making dehydrated snacks and flatbreads.

 

There’s coconut milk which can be made from fresh coconuts or coconut milk in recyclable containers. Refrain from using canned products as the can liners contain BPA, a toxic chemical which can leach into the food in the can.

 

There’s pistachio milk. Use raw pistachios and the pulp makes a wonderful delicious spread which you can use for snacks and flatbreads.

 

There’s Brazil nuts and Macadamia nuts. There’s Walnuts and Pecans. All of these can be made into a delicious tasting milk. 

 

Or you can make delicious nut butter with each of these different nuts or combine with seeds for an extraordinary nut/seed butter delight. Use creativity and imagination to find what works best for you.

 

Read more about “Kicking Anxiety By Kicking dairy: Plant based Dairy alternatives For Success” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

 

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How to Eat Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane)

How to Eat Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane) | zestful living | Scoop.it

Being a soy and gluten-free vegan may be challenging, but hey, I’m one, so I can sympathize with anyone who is struggling to find balance (yes, I can walk and chew gum). Below are a few tips for those who are striving to avoid that white block of tofu and those loaves of gluten and, of course, meat and dairy.


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Did you know you can have a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy without consuming processed sugary chemical laden foods, without eating gluten, without eating any soy products, and without eating any animal based food? With plant based real whole food you get the total package for what your body really craves and requires for all your bodily functions.

 

Health Tips:

 

For some people it’s best to avoid certain foods as they may have allergic reactions to dairy and flour.  For others one can eat some whole grains without any digestive issues through the process of sprouting the grain (seed). Once sprouted you can make a healthy flatbread such as using millet.

 

A huge salad with steamed and raw veggies is a healthy meal for you to eat for lunch and dinner. Steamed sweet potatoes are a good substitute for grains and/or bread if you’re just getting started on your plant based journey.

 

It’s also important to eat foods such as algae and sprouts which contain fat soluble vitamins which your body needs.  Chlorella and sprouts also help get your blood sugar down. Sprouts nourish your body

 

Sea veggies, chlorella, blue-green algae, and winter squash are very rich in minerals. It’s best to eat mineral rich food as opposed to drinking mineral waters which create stones in your body. This information comes from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

If you’re having immune issues then consuming more raw food will be helpful. Eat broccoli sprouts which have been shown to help with cancer and also broccoli is a top food for diabetes.

 

Some people need more fat, some need less. Some people need more protein, some need less. Our bodies are each suited for each of us. We are all different.  No one diet works for all. 

 

Your body makes what it needs when you’re following a plant based real whole food lifestyle.

 

Read more about “How To Eat Soy-Free, Gluten Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane)” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Annalisa Palmer.

 

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Ingredient Spotlight: Tart Cherries

Ingredient Spotlight: Tart Cherries | zestful living | Scoop.it

Sour cherries are very acidic and have a very intense, tart flavor. Their texture is very similar to the sweet cherry however, their coloring is slightly darker and almost blackened.


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Did you know that tart cherries help with endurance for athletes and would be athletes? Tart cherries and other tart fruits like cranberries and pomegranates being much less sweeter than sweeter varieties of fruit are very good for your body’s health.

 

Health Tips:

 

To acclimate your tastebuds to the tarter taste you can add a few drops of liquid organic Stevia or crushed mint leaves or food grade extracts. The more you get comfortable with eating or drinking tarter, less sweet fruits, the healthier your body will be.

 

Read more about “Ingredient Spotlight: Tart Cherries” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Haley Restivo.

 

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Add Some Pizazz to Your Cooking With These 15 Homemade Spice Blends

Add Some Pizazz to Your Cooking With These 15 Homemade Spice Blends | zestful living | Scoop.it

Why buy from the store when you can make these spice blends at home?


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Did you know it’s a good idea to season your plant based real whole food with herbs and spices in order to increase the flavor of your food? You can mix different herbs and spices  yourself or buy pre-made spice powders. Experiment with what you like. Everyone’s palate is different.

 

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You can never go wrong using organic mustard seed powder, turmeric powder, black pepper, and thyme for a savory blend for salads. Adding some dulse flakes or kelp gives you your daily sea veggie nutrients. You can also add some raw organic Moringa powder for an exceptional over all taste.

 

For a sweet blend you can use organic cinnamon, raw carob, cardamon, and vanilla bean. You can also add organic peppermint food grade essential oil or dried peppermint.

 

At this Fall season pumpkin spice blend and nutmeg are two great choices. www.mountainroseherbs.com in Eugene, OR has a 20 percent off special right now on pumpkin pie spice. Just letting you know in case you’re interested. Get their Free catalog too. It’s filled with 27 herbal recipes you can make yourself. 

 

Read more about “Add Some Pizzaz to Your Cooking With These 15 Homemade Blends” from www.onegreenplanet.org 

 

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10 benefits of pistachios supported by science

10 benefits of pistachios supported by science | zestful living | Scoop.it
Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here.
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Did you know that pistachios contain glutathione, the master antioxidant and raw pistachios contain the useable form of omega 3 fatty acids? Raw macadamia, raw hazelnuts, raw walnuts, and raw pecans also contain the useable form of omega 3’s and with raw pistachios are top telomere protectors.

 

Health tips:

 

A small handful of nuts daily will not cause weight gain. Nuts are rich in essential fiber and are beneficial for your gut health. Nuts are a good healthy fat and protein.

 

Raw nuts are recommended over roasted. When nuts are heated they become carcinogenic. Raw nuts can be sprouted and dried in a dehydrator. The taste is amazing. If you would like to try some and don’t have a dehydrator or don’t want to do the sprouting yourself you can order from Living Nutz in Maine. This site highly recommends them.

 

Pistachios contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are antioxidants essential for eye health. All nuts and seeds contain important vitamins and minerals which are key for your health. Be sure to add these protein rich plant based real whole foods to your meals weekly.

 

Read more about “10 Benefits of Pistachios Supported By Science’ from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Jayne Leonard.

 

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Cancer Conquest

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For many cancer victims, the treatment is just as dangerous as the disease. Is there a better way? For more than 60 years, we have been teaching worldwide about the connection between excess protein and sugar and the proliferation of cancer. Of course, it’s also our chemical- and heavy metal-saturated world that caused this disease to …
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Did you know that groundbreaking research on cancer at MIT in Cambridge, MA verifies concerns from www.hippocratesinst.org regarding the connection between excess proteins from animal based food and all types of sugar, including fructose? The work done in MA “ establishes the epicenter for cancer mutation to occur”.

 

Hippocrates Health Institute first in Boston, MA and later in West Palm Beach, FL through its work on clinical observations for the last 60 years has witnessed the miracle of the body’s immunity to attack cancer cells. Mainstream medicine administers chemotherapy and radiation which destroys the immune system and weakens the patient.

 

The survival rate after use of these mainstream therapies is extremely low in the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom. It has been suggested that it’s time for a better approach for mainstream medicine. 

 

Health tips:

 

It is widely known and accepted that consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle, exercising, and keeping active with both body and mind are a preventative strategy which works to help prevent and even reverse cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Epigenetics plays a huge role in turning on and off the cancer switch.

 

Be open to trying new modalities. Speak with your health professional. There are always different ways, different methods. Trust your body. Be knowledgeable. 

 

Read more about “Cancer Conquest” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Clement. PhD, LN.

 

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Insulin Resistance and a Plant-Based Diet: What You Need to Know

Insulin Resistance and a Plant-Based Diet: What You Need to Know | zestful living | Scoop.it

Want to know more about insulin resistance and how it relates to one of the leading causes of death in America? Read on to find out how you can protect yourself against the disease!


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Did you know that up to about 40 percent of U.S. citizens will develop insulin resistance during their lifetime? Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes and prediabetes. Here’s the good news: insulin resistance is treatable and reversible in many cases.

 

Research has shown that consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle is a major driver in preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. Plant proteins, unrefined complex carbs, and healthy fats, the omega 3s are just what your body requires to function optimally.

 

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Your body requires fiber, antioxidants, and the mineral magnesium which are found in plant based real whole food. Fiber is only found in plants. It cleanses your body and tones your digestive system. 

 

Plants contain special phytochemicals which provide your body with bioactive compounds which are best consumed in their whole natural occurring state. These plant nutrients support your body’s daily functioning and repair of every organ, bone, and tissue. Your body cannot function properly without them.

 

Your body also needs chlorophyll, the whole body/blood purifier which you consume by eating dark leafy greens and other green veggies. Chlorophyll also regulates blood sugar, neutralizes cancer causing free radicals, and detoxifies your body of drug residues.

 

Read more about “Insulin Resistance and a Plant Based Diet: What You Need to Know” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergivin.

 

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6 Healthy Whole Foods to Combat Skin Redness

6 Healthy Whole Foods to Combat Skin Redness | zestful living | Scoop.it

Whether it’s from heat, irritation, nerves, or various conditions, redness can be hard to tame. But don’t despair- lots of different remedies are available to keep this at bay and prevent your skin from flaring up.


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Did you know that plant based real whole food/herbs and plant based vitamin D help your skin to fight off redness and other skin disorders? Very helpful also for skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis is Laminaria Algae in the form of an oil.

 

Skin conditions can be caused by a number of factors. Both drinking alcohol and smoking can harm your body’s circulatory system. Not drinking enough filtered water can also cause havoc with your circulatory system. 

 

Not exercising enough can cause issues for your skin. Exercise assists your blood flow which leads to your body pumping blood to skin cells. Exercise also increases circulation.

 

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Consume more raw plant based real whole foods as these foods are important for improving your body’s circulation. Add ginseng, garlic, and vitamin E rich raw nuts and seeds to your meals daily as all of these boost circulation.

 

A hot bath or an infrared sauna is also helpful to enhance your body’s circulation. After your relaxing bath you can apply Laminara Algae oil, a soothing emollient which promotes circulation for a healthy glow.

 

For those of you who may be interested in trying Laminara Algae you can order from LifeGive supplements which this site promotes. This subscriber is an affiliate. Here’s my link: https://lifegivesupplements.com?rfsn=1530800.708ea

 

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Fighting Acid Reflux Symptoms With Plant-Based Foods

Fighting Acid Reflux Symptoms With Plant-Based Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it

What is acid reflux and GERD? Why does it happen? How can you lessen the symptoms in a natural way?


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Did you know that many people suffer from acid reflux and also reoccurring acid reflex known as GERD? Stomach acid escaping through a small sphincter muscle (LES) which doesn’t work properly can cause the painful health issues that these people experience.

 

Certain foods can cause more discomfort and are best to avoid. See a medical professional who is knowledgeable about nutrition. Avoid taking acid blockers and products like TUMS which only increase the problem. 

 

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Four tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) in a quart of pure filtered water works for everyone who has the acid problems. Raw aloe vera works as well Put the inside gel of the plant in your blender. Taking licorice essential oil helps with bloating and gas.

 

Read more about “Fighting Acid reflux Symptoms With Plant Based Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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10 Must-Have Healthy Nuts and Seeds to Snack On!

10 Must-Have Healthy Nuts and Seeds to Snack On! | zestful living | Scoop.it

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Did you know that nuts, especially raw nuts are healthy foods for your body and consuming a handful a day of nuts won’t cause weight gain? Nuts and seeds are protein, fiber filled goodies which help your heart, boost your energy and brain and help improve your digestion.

 

Nuts are rich in B vitamins and some nuts also contain vitamin E. Brazil nuts are the only nut which contains the mineral selenium known to boost your mood and help fight depression. Pistachio nuts are rich in the master antioxidant glutathione.

 

Health Tips:

 

You can eat roasted nuts, however when nuts and seeds are cooked at high temperatures they become carcinogenic. Raw nuts are safe to eat. 

 

If you soak your nuts and seeds, they can be sprouted. After soaking leave the skins on as the skins have all the antioxidants. 

 

You can dry them in a dehydrator, grind them and use them to make raw burgers, raw nut loaves, and/or raw pestos. You can also air dry.

 

With nuts and seeds you can make your own nut/seed butters. You can mix many different nuts/seeds together for a special taste treat. Almonds, walnuts or pistachio, sunflower and pumpkin seeds are a fave. 

 

Read more about “10 Must-Have Healthy Nuts and Seeds to Snack On” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Kendra Lady.

 

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Sprouts The Living Super Food

Sprouts The Living Super Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
Raw and living foods are the core of the Hippocrates program and sprouts make up 50% of the diet. Although a visit to our daily buffet will provide opportunities to taste a variety of raw dishes, we refer to what we create in the kitchen as "side dishes," because that’s where they belong-on the side of your plate.
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Did you know that sprouts are baby plants which contain proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, RNA & DNA which is greater than at any other time in the plant’s development? The enzymes in sprouts help your body digest and absorb nutrients. Sprouts are living food and as such they are not the same as raw food.

 

5,000 years ago Chinese doctors prescribed sprouts for curing disorders. The ancient physicians understood that nutrition brings energy to the human body.

 

Health Tips:

 

Eat a variety of sprouts daily. Each sprout provides different health benefits for your body.

 

Sunflower, one of my faves is a plentiful source of protein, lecithin, and  vitamin D, It is also high in trace minerals helping your bones, muscle, and tissue tone, and healthy red blood corpuscles. Plus they taste delicious. You can juice these sprouts too.

 

Pea is another fave which contains protein inhibitors that help block certain viruses and chemicals that promote cancer. It also reduces LDL cholesterol. Sweet peas are good for juicing.

 

Broccoli with its compound sulforaphane is a potent cancer fighter. Broccoli sprouts also help your body to release glutathione which detoxifies carcinogens before they harm DNA.

 

Radish my new fave is an expectorant which clears mucus from your respiratory tract. Radish sprouts also benefit your intestinal flora and remove worms.

 

Lentils and Mung beans two more faves help lower cholesterol. They also help regulate insulin and blood sugar.

 

Please note the sprout labeled Cover in the article is meant to be Clover.

 

You can also sprout nuts, seeds, ancient grains which increases their nutritional value up to eight times. Sprouts provide your body with all essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. 

 

Sprouts are the bang for your buck, are environmentally friendly, can be grown anywhere all year round. Sprouts are good for you and planet Earth.

 

Read more about “Sprouts, the Living Super Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

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How to Get Natural and Fortified Vitamin D From Plant-Based Foods

How to Get Natural and Fortified Vitamin D From Plant-Based Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it

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Did you know that vitamins are important chemicals that keep your body’s systems functioning properly, help combat sickness, and boost your body’s ability to heal itself?  Some vitamins are fat soluble as vitamin D is. 

 

With fat soluble vitamins you have to make sure to eat some healthy fat in order to absorb the benefits. It’s best to take vitamin D3 with your biggest meal of the day.

 

Vitamin D helps build strong bones and supports your immune system. One special attribute for vitamin D is that it is the only vitamin that your body can create through sunlight. Your body absorbs vitamin D through sunlight, plant based real whole foods, and through supplements.

 

Everyone needs vitamin D even people who live in sunny climates. Many people in the world are vitamin D deficient because they do not get enough sunlight and/or they cover their bodies with synthetic chemicals from sunscreens which block sunlight.

 

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Mushrooms contain vitamin D2 and have immune building properties. Many fortified plant based foods contain vitamin D as well, but best to get your vitamin D3 from supplements. 

 

This site recommends Garden of Life-MyKind Organics vegan D3 organic spray, non-GMO, gluten-free 1,000 IU.The vitamin D3 is from lichen (plant based). It also contains certified organic omega rich blend  3-6-7-9 (pumpkin seed and cranberry seed oil).

 

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10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants

10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants | zestful living | Scoop.it

If you suffer from depression and think there is no way out, please give natural options a try. Nature is more powerful than we will ever know and our bodies are capable of so much when we give them exactly what they’ve always needed from the start.


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Did you know that by consuming plant based real whole foods you can help your brain to fight off depression? Rather than taking harmful drugs known as antidepressants and over the counter drugs that many physicians recommend, you can actually make a huge difference by choosing plant based food and exercise.

 

The psychiatry industry and the pharmaceutical industry work together to tap into the vulnerability of people with depression. This is a big money making industry. Be aware.

 

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Plant based foods, including greens, cruciferous veggies, and nuts/seeds contain the important B vitamins which help your brain’s cognitive areas. When you eat the healthy plant foods you’re getting the necessary omega 3’s healthy fat which is essential for your brain. Avoid animal based fat as it erodes your brain.

 

Your body doesn’t supply it so you have to consume healthy fat every day. Your brain is composed of almost 60 percent fat. Taking Clary Sage oil also helps your brain function. You can buy it at www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

What is truly critical for your brain’s health is that you have to take B12 everyday. This vitamin is best delivered to your body in an organic bacterial form. LifeGive Supplements offer several varieties of B12.  Make sure to buy Food based B12 is you’re not buying from LifeGive.

 

LiveGive's B12 supplement helps you in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease providing you’re following a healthy plant based real whole food lifestyle with no processed food and no sugary foods. You can purchase through LifeGive or at www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Sea veggies, algae, and sprouts also are very important for your brain and must be consumed everyday. Sea veggies have the most mineral content important for your brain. Algae is the only fat available that is the same as the fat in your brain.

 

Read more about “10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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How to Use Beets to Benefit the Liver

How to Use Beets to Benefit the Liver | zestful living | Scoop.it

Nature gave us the exact foods we need to heal and take care of our liver without us having to invest in fancy detox products or liver cleanse supplements. One of these foods is the humble beet.


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Did you know that there are certain foods that help your liver to do its job of filtering out toxic wastes? These plant foods help by detoxing.

 

When your liver has to work harder than necessary because of the food choices you make that effect causes extra work  for the liver. When your liver is taxed with too much overtime work 24/7 everyday your liver shuts down eventually. This creates a domino effect in your body affecting your blood and other bodily functions.

 

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Celery, cucumber, all greens, especially dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, root veggies, sea veggies, algae, and sprouts all help to detox the body in different ways. Legumes help too as do herbs and spices, and some fruit seeds.

 

Read more about “How to Use beets to benefit the Liver” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Brazil Nuts: Nature's Top Source of Selenium!

Brazil Nuts: Nature's Top Source of Selenium! | zestful living | Scoop.it

The greatest source of dietary selenium out there comes from brazil nuts!


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Did you know that selenium is an important nutrient for your thyroid, immune system, fertility, and cognition? Your body doesn’t make selenium so you have to consume it everyday.

 

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Your best source of selenium is Brazil nuts which are really seeds. According to Dr Michael Greger, www,nutritionfacts.org consuming just four (4) Brazil nuts a month gives you all the selenium your body requires for its functions.

 

Make sure you’re eating the whole Brazil nut as a snack. When you bake any food at high temperatures you’re losing all the nutrients. Brazil nuts and other nuts/seeds can be dehydrated at low temperatures. You can use them in raw cookies, raw flat breads, or raw burgers.

 

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How a Vegan Diet Can Boost Your Mood

How a Vegan Diet Can Boost Your Mood | zestful living | Scoop.it

Certain foods found within the typical plant-based diet have been shown to positively affect your mood!


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Happy Labor Day for those of you in the U.S and abroad.

 

Did you know that plant based real whole food protects your brain and helps boost your feel good hormones which affect your mood? These foods are are rich in mineral boosting nutrients which help you to live healthier longer lives.

 

Your emotions affect your moods and your emotions play a key role regarding your telomeres. Being calm, being in trust, and living a purposeful life make a huge difference for your mood, behavior, and your life.

 

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Many of the plant based real whole foods contain magnesium which affects over 300 biochemical reactions in your body as well as helping with mood. Sea veggies contain the most minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients.

 

Be sure to add some dulse, kelp, nori, wakame, or other sea veggies to your daily meals. Algae is important too, so take one or more kinds daily.

 

Raw plant based food contains enzymes which deplete when you cook the food. You can take additional digestive whole food enzymes to protect your telomeres.

 

Raw nuts give you the useable form of omega 3’s. Consume all raw: macadamia, pistachio, walnuts, pecans, and/or hazelnuts as these are the best nut telomere protectors.

 

Also consume root veggies, including jicama, rutabaga, celeriac, light leafy greens (mustard, collard, arugula, dandelion, purslane, and lamb’s quarter). Last but never least eat sprouts, including clover, fenugreek, garlic, turnip, and mustard seed.

 

For  those of you who don’t eat enough sea veggies and other plant foods mentioned above, take liquid ionic minerals, such as magnesium. You can also use magnesium oil on your body. Put on your shoulders, knees. It helps to relax your muscle structure.

 

Read more about “How a Vegan, Plant Based Diet Can Help Your Mood” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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