by Dr. Stephen Gangemi
Recently several school cafeterias have hired food behavior scientists to hopefully help improve kids’ lunch choices and battle the ever-growing problem of obesity in the United States. They’re using tactics such as hiding the ice cream and other snacks and offering salads with regular meals...
Note: Dr. Gangemi gives some insight into the mysteries of the Food Pyramid. Follow his advice and you will be well on your way to better health.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: High cholesterol is a challenge for many. Hyperlipidemia has a strong genetic component but we can do many things to keep it at bay with diet and lifestyle. Watching what we eat, keeping stress low, getting adequate rest and including cholesterol-lowering herbs and foods are some of the key steps we can take to keep the body pure. This video offers some simple Ayurvedic home remedies to help boost good cholesterol, HDL, and lower bad cholesterol, LDL. Interstingly, watermelon seeds have been shown to contain a glucoside named cucurbotrin that has efficacy in reducing cholesterol and tulsi and neem have "lekhana," or scraping properties, to help remove cholesterol from arteries. All in all, eat healthy, stay happy and check in regularly with your physician and Ayurvedic vaidya to maintain good health. Namaste
by Debby Raabel, PHN
The ancients understood the therapeutic power of food. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, remarked “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” People of his time revered spices not just for their brilliant colors and taste but also for their medicinal value (1). The father of Western medicine, Aristotle taught us that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. We’ve come to understand this concept as “synergy”...
by Eric Steinman
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Last month Sean Hannity, conservative FOX TV personality, made an interesting comment about the state of hunger and nutrition in the United States. The context was Hannity defending prompts from a caller about whether Mitt Romney, being as wealthy as he is, is actually relatable to the masses of financially struggling Americans...
Editor's Note from Michael Jones: For many, beans and rice is a nutritional staple in the household. But in many countries it is the only meal one will eat. But is it enough to be considered a "complete meal?"
Editor's Note: Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader, Sarah Pope demonstrates how to prepare fermented food and beverages that can be beneficial to the digestive tract, immunity and balancing electrolytes. She discusses how to incorporate certain foods and beverages into an everyday lifestyle and discusses positive, medicinal effects that can aid all ages.
by Jen E. Carter
Nigerians enjoy a wide and varied diet - often including foods which are only available locally. This traditional recipe for okra (or okro, as it is called in some part of Nigeria) is one that can be created anywhere in the world, as it uses ingredients that can be found in any local store...
Editor's Note: Raw milk comes from pastured grass-fed cows and has not been heated, pasteurized or homogenized. It contains natural bacteria and enzymes that are healthful nutrients for the human body. Watch this video to find out how easy it is to make homemade raw butter. Then check around their website to find out more about the misconceptions and health benefits of raw milk...
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