Kicking the Dairy Habit: Why It’s So Friggin’ Hard (Plus Several Tips to Get ‘Er Done)
Throughout my 23 years of taking care of women, I’ve seen a lot of addictive behaviors; particularly around food. The most common foods that people reach for to curb anxiety or dull the effects of a stressful day are chocolate, cheese, caffeine, flour, and sugar.
Mercury in Fish: Avoiding Seafood Isn’t the Answer
Why are we being warned against eating such a nutritious food? Well, it’s not the fish themselves that are bad; it’s what is in them that we have to worry about.
Bison: Healthier Meat, Healthier for the Environment
Bison’s health advantages over beef are relatively well known. Bison meat contains about half the fat content of corn-fed beef and is rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids. Carnivorous foodies increasingly appreciate the meat whose flavor depends on where it was grown. There’s another advantage of bison that’s less familiar.
Probiotics: Don’t Throw Your Money Away
Probiotics are one of the latest health crazes and manufacturers are cashing in on the consumer trend. You can find “healthy probiotics” labeling on more than yogurt; this marketing ploy is appearing on products like relish and even pizza! Unfortunately for us, many of these products won’t give you the health benefits they claim.
15 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Life
No, we can’t guarantee that we’ll never get sick or have a major illness, but we can sure do our part to make those possibilities far less likely.
Why I Don’t Eat Pork
No matter how you think about it, pigs are a rather dirty animal. They are considered the scavengers of the farm, often eating anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects, and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young. While being ‘grossed out’ may or may not be a valid reason not to eat something, it’s vital to understand a bit more about pork before reaching your own conclusion.
The Top 3 Most Addicting Foods, Why They’re Destroying Your Health, and 2 Steps to Transition Off Narcotic Foods
Wheat, dairy, and sugar are the most addictive foods on the planet. All three activate pathways in the brain that signal pleasure and reward. These are the same pathways that drugs like heroin or cocaine follow.
Nutrition Labels on Food: How to Read Them, and Read Between the Lines
Reading nutrition labels can be tricky, but is essential if you want to eat healthy and protect your health. Learn what to look for, and how to compare different food choices. If you or anyone you know is suffering from health issues like: abdominal pain, food allergies, fatigue, candida, diabetes or obesity, reading nutrition labels as part of your clean eating lifestyle can go a long way toward renewed health.
Fact: There’s No Such Thing as a Healthy Low Fat Diet
Similar to myths like “eating cholesterol will increase your cholesterol,” or “diet sodas don’t cause weight gain,” or “dairy is the best source of calcium,” the idea that eating fat makes you fat is just one more result of bad, outdated science that continues to be propagated.
Could a Dairy-Free Diet Be Your Ticket to Perfect Health?
We’re told from the time we’re kids that dairy’s the thing strong bones and healthy bodies are made of. Is that not true? What about the calcium, where else would you get it? Why would we be told it’s healthy if it’s not? Those were my questions, and here’s the truth I learned.
Why is Soy Bad for You, and Why It’s Good Too
Soy is one of those foods that seems to be just about every where. It’s a main ingredient in a significant number of processed foods at the grocery store. Most common protein bars and drinks include some version of soy. And of course there’s a list of familiar forms like soy sauce, tofu, and the whole bean itself (edamame). But because a food is widely used is by no means a sign of its worthiness as part of the human diet. So what’s the deal? Should we eat soy?
Love Your Guts: 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Insides
It may surprise you to know that keeping your intestines healthy is key to your overall health. It surprised me. Fixing my gut is essentially what led to my incredible health turnaround. I believe it is your digestive system where health is either created or lost. There are 5 things you should know about your gut and how to keep it healthy.
Powered By Veggies: Thriving On Little To No Meat
Reducing your intake of animal protein and increasing your consumption of fresh produce is one of the simplest steps you can take to dramatically improve your health, particularly if the meat you eat is from conventional sources. Right off the bat you will reduce your exposure to harmful hormones and antibiotics, and you also lower […]