Is Arthritis a Degenerative Condition?

  Is arthritis a degenerative condition?  Are all forms of arthritis auto-immune?  Okay, let’s examine those questions.  This is a topic near and dear to me as I have this condition and have been able to stop all symptoms and regenerate healthy tissue. Is that possible?  Because I work as a nurse I’ve been exposed to all types of medical treatments over the past 39 years. Degeneration is caused by the body self attacking the tissue as with auto-immune conditions or inflammation, oxidative stress or free radical damage, and wear & tear.   In medicine we do not talk about regeneration because we work primarily with drugs or surgery.   Have you ever thought about how miraculous the human body is and about it’s amazing potential to regenerate healthy cells given the right compounds.  I am not talking a drug that shuts down a pathway but about nutrients that decrease damage ...(Read More)

Greek Salad for your Health and Wellness

Our Guest Post today is from Maggie over at www.kidsgoneraw.com Foodie Friday: Greek Salad Recipe Foodie Friday: A Greek Salad that everyone will LOVE! Top it with a feta nut cheeze or some falafel. Salad: 1 head of romaine lettuce, rinsed & dried & chopped 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber,  sliced or diced ½ cup red onion, sliced thin 1 cup raw kalamata olives – optional ½ red pepper chopped ½ green pepper chopped 1 cup of nut feta—see recipe below ¼ cup parsley, chopped Toss all ingredients together in a bowl, except for the lettuce.  Set lettuce aside.  Make dressing. Dressing: ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano pinch sea salt pinch black pepper Whisk ingredients together & pour over veggies in a bowl.  Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.  Now toss in romaine lettuce & ...(Read More)

USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto

  “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”   –  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and ...(Read More)

Metabolic Syndrome Risks

Going Metabolic Are you at risk? Formerly called Syndrome X, metabolic syndrome is the new term used to describe a group of health conditions that together increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, and poor leg circulation. The health conditions that fall under the metabolic syndrome umbrella include high blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol and excess fat around the waist-all of which affect your metabolism. If you have only one of these conditions, you don’t have metabolic syndrome, though you’re at increased risk of developing a range of diseases. But once you find yourself living with three or more metabolic conditions, you have metabolic syndrome and your chances of developing a serious disease are even greater. Don’t lose heart, though, because there’s good news! Aggressive lifestyle changes of exercise and diet (and taking certain medications if required) can improve your condition or even ...(Read More)

If Diet Is Wrong Medicine Is Of No Use, If Diet Is Correct Medicine Is Not Needed

A Healthy Grocery List To Get You Started… 90% – 95% of the food in most grocery stores is nutrient deficient toxic food. People who consume deficient toxic food can’t help but to occupy a deficient toxic body…Get Informed! Nutrition is THE MOST confusing and IMPORTANT variable in Getting Healthy! Most of the nutrient dense non toxic food will usually be on the outside isles of the grocery store. Look for the organic plant based all natural Whole Foods. Everyone I know who subscribes to this has more natural energy and feels better than people who eat too much meat and dairy. They perform better, feel better, alleviate stress better, recover better from traumatic events, recover better from exercise, and they don’t “crash” in the middle of the day. This kind of plant based super food nutrition has also been known to prevent, arrest, and reverse many different kinds of ...(Read More)

HFCS it’s a sweet poison to your body and to your health

It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is bad for our health. But toxic? Read on. Dana Flavin, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., is a former science assistant to the associate bureau director for toxicology with the FDA, and she cites numerous ways that HFCS is hurting our health. In fact, she asserts that HFCS is, in fact, toxic and is poisoning us. Flavin points out that HFCS is a common additive found in many processed foods such as breakfast cereals, brand-name breads, salad dressings, commercial cakes and cookies, soft drinks—and even condiments.—plus a whole lot more. She says that HFCS is silently, but surely, increasing our risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular unhealth as well as metabolic syndrome—creating what will be an epidemic of metabolic diseases in the future. She also gives an eye-opening account of just how we got ourselves into this ...(Read More)

3 So-Called Healthy Foods That You Should Stop Eating

  The average adult eating a typical Western diet in modern countries consumes approximately 70% of their calories from wheat, corn and soy. Our bodies, however, are still programmed to the natural diets of our ancestors, who only included approximately 5% of their total calories from these foods. Considering this disparity, it’s not hard to imagine why we have such massive problems with obesity and poor nutrition. Our digestive systems were not meant to consume these foods in such large amounts and as such we have developed many intolerances and allergies to soy and wheat (also known as gluten), causing bloating. These high levels of wheat, corn and soy in our modern diet are a relatively new phenomenon that originated from the economics of their multi-billion dollar industries.  It’s all about the money and not about our health! Derivatives of wheat, corn and soy are the food additives: corn oil soybean ...(Read More)

Stop The Bloat And Have More Energy

Balance Your Hormones and pH Levels With Food And You Will Not Become A Skinny Fat Person! Burn Your Fat Not Your Muscle Wild Salmon or any cold water fish with omega-3 fatty acids alter the expression of certain genes, causing your body to burn fat instead of storing fat. Apples with their fiber content are filling and the fiber helps rid your body of fat and calories from food you eat. Quinoa is a complete protein, it has all the essential amino acids to build muscle. Lentils are rich with resistant starch , a carbohydrate that encourages fat burning as a source of energy and shrink the size of fat cells. Olive oil has monounsaturated fats to switch on genes related to fat burning or fat storage. Eggs have choline, a compound to block fat absorption. Low fat or nonfat greek yogurt contains calcium the mineral that slows cortisol ...(Read More)

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke?

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke? It’s a toss up – they’re all causing a lot of inflammation to take place in your body. You’re gaining inflammation, so your metabolism slows, and your body shuts down. To raise your fat loss potential, I’d strongly advise you to consider the level of inflammation in your body, as a result of both your environment and your food. If, for example, you live in an area with a lot of pollution, your body is under-going an inflammatory response at all times; similarly, your body is dealing with inflammation every time you consume trans fats. Inflammatation halts fat loss, instantly, and it also increases your risk of serious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. One simple step in fat loss that will protect your body and reduce risk of chronic diseases is removing ‘Obesity ...(Read More)

Lose Fat While Eating Chocolate

Chocolate Protein Pudding while keeping your insulin in balance, unless you like those love handles! Here is a protein packed snack that the whole family will love. It’s important to enjoy snacks that are low in carbohydrates and sugar, and high in protein in order to shed body fat and develop healthy muscles. This recipe delivers on all fronts, without sacrificing flavor. Servings: 1 Here’s what you need… 6 oz Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free 1 scoop high quality chocolate protein powder Sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the yogurt and protein powder. Mix until all lumps have disappeared. Garnish with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 220 calories, 0g fat, 445mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, and 42g protein.