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Balance your diet, balance your social life, balance you work, balance everything you’re doing, balance youself and this will keep you safe and healthy!

Just for women: what do your food cravings mean?

We all experience food cravings at one time or another. Food cravings is defined as an intense desire for a particular type of food. The scientific causes of food cravings have not been clearly defined, but there are several hypotheses as to why they occur. Four reasons why it occurs food cravings One proposed reason for food cravings is food deprivation, as when you follow a …

Could an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Yes, a new study suggests, just as apple season arrives. In Sweden, where rates of kidney cancer are among the world’s highest, researchers found that people who ate an apple a day — and just a small apple, at that — had 60% less risk of kidney cancer than non-apple eaters. Eating more fruit in general was linked to lower risk, too — but the …

Taking Salmon to Heart

Today doctors advise people at risk for heart disease to take an aspirin a day. Maybe soon they’ll also advise eating some salmon every week. In a recent study, people who ate enough fish to get 5.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids in a month (that works out to a 3-ounce serving of salmon weekly) had only half the risk of cardiac arrest — an …

A better solution to low-carb diets

Question > I am overweight and always have been. My physician has recommended a low-carb diet. However, breakfast to me just isn’t breakfast without toast, and lunch is usually a sandwich. Also, not being able to eat pasta, bread, potatoes or rice is very difficult. There are only so many days in a row you can eat a grilled chicken salad for lunch and dinner. …

In the Beginning of Vegetarian Life

At first you may like to replace meat in your cooking with many varieties of canned or dried meat substitutes which are usually made from flavored soya or gluten flour. By doing so most of your favorite meals such as: spaghetti and “meat” balls lasagna burgers “meat” pies etc …can still be enjoyed. Adjusting to Vegetarian Life In addition to your new “old favorites” include …

Why Vitamins Are Important To Your Health

Vitamins enable the body to use and assimilate the proteins, fats, carbohydrates and minerals that food provides. Vitamins and trace elements come to us in beautifully packaged products with a unique nutritional complement for our bodies to make use of. These beautiful whole packages are called fruits and vegetables. Most people know that vitamins and trace elements are important to their health. This is because …

Mushrooms can strengthen your immune system (immunomodulators)

It’s that time of year again: a nasty cold is making the rounds at your office, and one of your kids has the flu. How do you stay healthy in the midst of a sniffling, sneezing world? The answer may lie in your pantry: Certain mushrooms can strengthen your immune system. Incorporate shiitake stir-fries or reishi tea into your regular diet, and maybe you won’t …

Flax plant – Boosting your omega-3 intake with flaxseed

The flax plant thrives on the long days and cool nights of North Dakota and western Canada. In July, the plant blooms. Vivid blue blossoms unfold each morning, only to drop from the plant by midday. In contrast to the beauty and elegance of the flowers, the seeds of the flax plant are tiny, brown, and plain. Without question, though, these humble seeds are the …

Mind Body Makeover – a plan for transforming your body and your life

Mind Body Makeover – Change your Mind – Change your Body When a highly successful life coach and personal motivator like Cheryl Richardson can’t talk herself into exercising, you got trouble in River City. Especially when she’s married to a renowned exercise physiologist, a former consultant to Boston’s pro baseball and hockey teams. But working on her husband’s groundbreaking new mind-body fitness book was a breakthrough …

Rubenfeld Synergy Method – Every Body Has a Story

“If your hip had a voice, what would it say?” – Rubenfeld Synergy Method My therapist gently rested her hands on the top and underside of my right hip as I lay fully clothed on a massage table. Her hands remained still, drawing my awareness to a part of my body I’d never especially liked. Eyes closed, I strained to focus on the interior of my …

Environmental & Preventive Medicine

These are new areas in the practice of medicine. They deal with illnesses that are preventable or treatable, such as arthritis, colitis, heart disease, etc. There are a multitude of factors at play in the development of environmental illness. Some of these factors are: Heredity – This might relate to a defect in the ability to detoxify because of an abnormal liver detoxication system. Nutritional …

Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables Waiting For You

Apples, oranges, bananas. Apples, oranges, bananas. Sound familiar? If you find yourself grabbing for standard fare out of habit, but wishing for the exotic, then read on. Over the past twenty-five years, the number of vegetables and fruits sold in markets in North America has tripled – as well as the confusion about how to best prepare them. As Elizabeth Schneider, a premiere specialty produce …