Diet

Smoothie Food Choices that Fight and Prevent Cancer…

cancerXfightingWithout a doubt, what we eat reflects in our health.

There are food choices that can help us to avoid cancer and food choices that contribute to creating it.

Cancer thrives in an inflammatory, acidic, oxygen poor environment so whether we are currently in a battle with cancer or trying to live a cancer-free lifestyle…choosing the right cancer fighting foods is mandatory. Continue reading

Empower Yourself Against Cancer

chfitness6If you believe there is nothing you can personally do to prevent cancer…think again.

Nearly 70% of those who get cancer experience it as a lifesyle disease and research studies show that out of all those who die from cancer annually, approximately 1/3 are 100% preventable and another 1/3 are preventable with early detection and proper treatment.

Those numbers are very revealing…they prove that we are empowered to reduce cancer risk by up to 2/3.

Simple easy ways to cancer proof your body that you can adopt immediately:

Enjoy dark green leafy veggies: The darker the color, the more nutrients they contain; the deeper and richer the color the more magnesium-rich chlorophyll they provide. You can steam or sauté them… Continue reading

Sugar, Obesity and Cancer

appleXaXdaySugar has gotten a bit of a bad rap …literally. It seems that people need to have something to focus on as the “bad guy” and right now that one thing is sugar. In fact, many people now believe that sugar itself can actually cause cancer.

Even though the definite proof of sugar’s relationship to cancer has not been completely proven, one thing is for sure…overeating sugar definitely contributes to cancer because of what it does to your waistline. Continue reading

Micronutrients…Are You Getting Your Daily Dose?

micro7Nutrients are chemical compounds that are found in all the foods we eat. All the functions of your body systems like breathing, thinking and even your heart beating requires energy and this energy comes from nutrients.

Nutrients can be broken down into micronutrients and macro-nutrients.

The body does not require large doses of micronutrients…they are considered trace elements because they are found in smaller concentrations as opposed to macro-nutrients.  Manganese, zinc, iron, copper, molybdenum chlorine, nickel and boron are all micronutrients. They are used in the body to facilitate certain functions like essential metabolic and chemical reactions or providing antioxidant effects.

Micronutrients are the secret to incredible health and even have the power to restore health in later years. Although seemingly small and insignificant outside the body they become super power houses against disease inside the body.

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Allium and Cruciferous Vegetables for Cancer Prevention

garlic1Most people are not aware that there are thousands of peer-reviewed studies proving that the phyto-nutrients found in plants have the power to reverse and or prevent cancer.

Unless you are searching out this information yourself these studies for the most part lay silent and deaf to your ears because the pharmaceutical industry has not figured out a way to extract these compounds and turn them into profit so they are simply ignored.

A study that was conducted and published in Food Chemistry back in 2009 was a comparative study on the anti-proliferate and antioxidant activities of some of the more common vegetables that are found on the dinner table.

Researchers focused in on the inhibitory effects of 34 vegetable… Continue reading

Exercise is the Best Preventive Medicine

ST1Equipped with a high-powered immune system and intracellular anti-oxidant defense system, the body is truly a disease killing machine when operating at peak performance.

Unfortunately for most people it isn’t.

Rather than teaching people how to cure disease (so much money spent yearly on research) we need to be educating people on how to prevent disease. Continue reading

Create Healthy Nutritious Food with a Home Dehydrator

dehydrator1Drying fresh foods preserves precious nutrients and removes moisture that yeasts, bacteria and other molds need to survive. Although drying food also involves destroying some nutrients in micro amounts, the end result is a product that is nutrient dense…jamming more calories and dietary fiber along with minerals and vitamins into a smaller space.

This gives dried foods a nutritional edge because with less water than their fresh food counterparts, their weight is reflective of solid foods…not added water weight. In other words, dried foods give us an array of concentrated flavors, minerals, vitamins and enzymes as well as fiber. Continue reading

Brilliant Bountiful Super-food Blueberries

organicXberriesFresh raw organic fruits and vegetables are without a doubt some of the best nutrient rich foods you can treat your body to. Each one offers their own contribution in the way of antioxidants in the war against aging but deep colored berries rise to the top of the list and the reasons are not unfounded.

Local berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are joined by their exotic cousins from all over the world as super-fruits that take front and center stage. Sure, dark leafy greens along with citrus fruits receive their share of the accolades, but deeply colored berries beat out other fruits to take center stage. Continue reading

Water…the Liquid of Life

drink-more-water1Water…it does a body good. Literally.

Our bodies are composed of roughly 70% – 90% water. Unfortunately most people spend a good part of their days constantly dehydrated to some degree. Dehydration does affect the performance of our bodies and they will not function as well without the proper water intake.

Truth is, if you don’t drink enough water you will die. That’s how important you water intake is. We can live for longer periods of time without food but we can only live for a few days without water.

With that knowledge we should be prioritizing our daily consumption of water. Continue reading

Benefits of Eating “Raw”…

raw food2If you are eating the standard Western diet of cooked and processed food you may be looking for a way to make a few healthy changes that will improve your health so you can feel better, feel less tired and get rid of a few if not all of your health ailments.

We hear that we need to eat more vegetables and fruits each day but how often do we hear that we need to eat them raw?

Truth is, you need to be eating more raw or uncooked food and it does not have to be lettuce and carrot sticks. ‘Raw’ refers to vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds that taste good to the majority of human kind in their basic simplicity – direct from tree, bush, and vine or from below ground. Continue reading