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)

Healthy Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Healthy Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs; learn to love nature’s healthy noodles: spaghetti squash. If you haven’t yet tried spaghetti squash then you’re in for a real treat. A pile of tender spaghetti squash strands piled high with protein and veggie meatballs makes the perfect fitness meal. Servings: 12 Here’s what you need: 3 pounds lean, organic, grass-fed ground beef 4 celery stalks, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 3 omega-3, eggs 1/2 cup almond meal 2 Tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon garlic powder dash of sea salt and pepper Optional: handful of greek olives Sauce 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste splash of white wine 2 cups fresh basil, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped dash of sea salt and pepper Noodles 1 spaghetti squash Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash spaghetti squash and poke all over with a knife. Place directly on the ...(Read More)

Should You Avoid GMO’s

Why you should avoid GM products. There are many reasons to avoid GMOs—and among them is the shocking new study released on September 19, 2012, that says long-term eating of genetically modified (GM) corn and its weed killer leads to tumors, damaged kidneys and livers, and early death in rats. Add that to the fact that in the only feeding study done on humans, it showed that GMOs survive inside the stomach of people who eat genetically modified (GM) food. That may not shock you, but the implications of it may. The transfer of the GM transgenes to gut bacteria may create long-term exposure to GMOs, since the foreign protein may continue to be produced inside of us. Additionally, past studies in animals ingesting GMOs indicate potentially pre-cancerous cell growth; damage to immune systems and virtually every organ studied in lab animals; smaller brains, livers, and testicles; partial shrinking or ...(Read More)

Balance your body to lose the fat and tone the muscle.

The longer I’ve been in the healthcare industry, the more I realize that a ‘balanced body’ is the key to just about any health goal you might have. Whether you want to lose weight, reduce bodyfat, build muscle, or increase athleticism, the faster you balance your body the quicker you’ll see results. The first step is to balance your ‘Macronutrient Ratio, which is just a fancy way of saying that you have to balance the amount of carbs:proteins:fats you consume. Next, consider the ‘Nutrient Density’ in everything you eat. Not all calories were created equally, not even from the same macronutrient classification or category. Cholesterol is actually normal and great for your body — it’s something your body naturally produces, and it’s required to sustain life.  However, inflammation + high levels of cholesterol consumption with your diet results in a very dangerous situation. Triglycerides are often the root cause 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)

Alkaline foods are better than Acidic foods for a healthy body

It’s pretty simple. The body and its processes—including the immune, metabolic, enzymatic and restorative processes—do better in an alkaline environment instead of an acidic one. Unfortunately, the foods typically consumed by most Americans are overly acidic-forming foods, and that’s hurting our health. Let’s back up the train a bit, though, and talk about pH. The body’s internal environment is sustained at a pH level of nearly 7.0, which is more alkaline. It’s in a state of constant flux, however, and the body works continuously to keep it at its 7.0 alkaline pH. In so doing, the body must have oxygen, water and acid-buffering minerals—in addition to quickly getting rid of waste products—to maintain this pH level. In short, the body takes the nutrients you give it from your food, which will either alkalinize or acidify the blood. Sometimes the body has to work extra hard, too, to keep this pH ...(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)