Healthy Holiday Nutrition

Healthy Holiday Nutrition

The first requirement for Holiday eating is to have fun! The holidays are good for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends over special meals. These are not meals you eat every day so you can indulge in some decadent foods. However, if we go overboard and throw all nutrition sense out, we end

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Supplements for Anxiety

Supplements for Anxiety

Anxiety is an excessive irrational dread of everyday situation and can be disabling. I am not addressing “Anxiety Disorder,” which is a psychiatric disorder that needs to be treated by a psychiatrist. My focus is the day to day feelings of anxiety that people have which may be persistent enough to affect their daily activities.

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Summary of Dietary Guidelines

Summary of Dietary Guidelines

Summary of dietary guidelines: Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. All food groups are beneficial for the different biological processes in our body, if we consume them in ratios that are needed for optimum health.(See previous blogs on protein, carbohydrates, fats). Fruits and vegetables contain both macro and...

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Macronutrients 3: Fats and oils

Macronutrients 3: Fats and oils

Fats and oils provide the fatty acids required for hormone production, membrane structure, brain tissue structure, cell growth, and energy. There are three broad categories of fats and oils; saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Trans fats are hydrogenated fats and are mostly synthesized by hydrogenation of oils. Fats and oils are...

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Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

It is unreasonable to expect to completely resolve disease conditions without addressing the underlying cause of the disease. Conventional medicine is very effective in suppressing the symptoms of diseases and maintaining the function of relevant organs with drugs. The reason why those diseases are chronic is that they do not generally address...

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Macronutrients & Carbohydrates

Macronutrients & Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates We need all the food groups, including carbohydrates, in our diet. The question is how much and what kind of carbohydrate works best for us? All carbohydrates are not processed the same way by the body. Carbohydrates from grains seem to be harder to digest than those from root vegetables and other starchy vegetables.

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How Your Body Can Heal Itself With Proper Nutrition

How Your Body Can Heal Itself With Proper Nutrition

Your body is designed to heal itself given the right nutrients How do we know the nutrients that are right for our body? There are different levels of proper nutrition, so I will start with our basic needs based on our anatomy and physiology Macronutrients These are the major building blocks for humans to grow,

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Whole Body Detoxification

Whole Body Detoxification

What is whole body detoxification and why do we need it? Detoxification is a process of removing toxins from the body. Toxins are substances that are detrimental to the health and well-being of the body. How do these substances get into our system? Ingestion: Some by-products of the foods we eat become toxic if they

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