Healthy Foods

Healthy Foods – So What Should I Eat?

What are healthy foods? If you have been following the news for even a few days, it seems everything you eat is bad for you. Some studies show that even food that is universally accepted as “bad” may in fact have some benefit, although what some consider “good” is questionable. The biggest question I am asked after a person gets…

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Avoiding Dairy Products

13 Good Reasons for Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why Pesticide Residues Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327) Antibiotics Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural balance of intestinal flora in the…

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Food Related Allergies – Part One

Food Related Allergies – Wheat Many people suffer from food related allergies. One of the most common allergies is to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Symptoms of a gluten allergy include runny nose, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. In children, it can also cause ear infections. The best way to test if you have a gluten…

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Food Allergies – Part Two

Could you have food allergies and not know it? Let’s begin by defining what food allergies are. Food Allergies happens when a specific food or foods affects the immune system and triggers the production of an antibody known as IgE to fight it. When the immune system responds in this manner, symptoms can occur within a few minutes or not…

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Healthier Lunches – What’s for lunch?

Who Doesn’t Want Healthier Lunches? Mid-day fatigue happens most often because of what you had for lunch. What did you have for lunch yesterday? If you are the typical American, you had something along the lines of a burger, fries, chicken, soda, pizza, etc. Now, let’s consider another question. What is the number one complaint of my patients and people…

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Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods. The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG). The way they cause damage…

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Ginger Tea

Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea. . Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results. Two Simple Ingredients: 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand) . Lemon juice To prepare ginger tea:

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas… Replacing even a couple of items can help you maintain control over your lunches while you’re at work or play. BFL (Breakfast for Lunch): A toasted whole-grain waffle or pancake sandwich spread with almond butter. A variation: vegan cream cheese and maple sugar, stevia, raw honey or grade B maple syrup (Grade B is taken…

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Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for athletes and athletic performance go hand in hand, especially for the endurance athlete. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can determine your level of success. Proper nutrition can help alleviate digestive issues, muscle fatigue and joint damage that many athletes face. Determining the proper foods and timing of meals, to optimize maximum performance…

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