Tag Archives: diet

Quotable Quote

16 Aug

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ― Benjamin Rush

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Do your own work

4 Aug

what you eat becomes you literally

25 Jun

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Farmacy

12 Jun

Doctor Sells His Practice, Opens Up “Farmacy” Using Food as Medicine Instead

Another opinion on what’s making us fat

4 Oct

Like everything our knowledge of health, fitness and diets evolve over time. I find the more information that is provided the more things look like the old ways was the best. Our ancestors ate real food and that did not seem to be a problem. They did not have all the electrical aids to make our work lighter. They used elbow grease and walked a lot. They did not sit on their butts all day and then go to the gym for artificial exercise. They did exercise as part of normal work and that worked. Modern comforts including comfort foods and non-foods we have ingested seem to be the elephant in the room that people are not willing to acknowledge and take a firm stand on. There is no need for artificial food and unfortunately our governments are silent on the issue. I found this article interesting and so I am sharing it with you. Would love to hear your opinion on it.

http://www.alternet.org/food/we-dont-know-what-eat?akid=11007.35630.fJzZC0&rd=1&src=newsletter905279&t=7&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

How to fix our food problems

2 Jan

This is a very interesting opinion by Mark Bittman of NYT about our food and how we should tackle our food problems in the coming year. The writer identified – sugar as a big issue to our growing obesity. He believes that we should tackle sugar as we tackle tobacco; we should be vigilant about how our food is produced and should reject pork produced in crate – we should care better for the animals destined for our dinner tables. And good food should be available to the poorest in our midst.
When people are poor they reach for the cheapest foods that are often the most unhealthy. If more unhealthy foods are eliminated then everyone would stand a better chance at health and healthy foods. Some of the stuff that we spend good money on are anything but food. Read the article for yourself here:

Nothing affects public health in the United States more than food. Gun violence kills tens of thousands of Americans a year. Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes kill more than a million people a year — nearly half of all deaths — and diet is a root cause of many of those diseases.

And the root of that dangerous diet is our system of hyper-industrial agriculture, the kind that uses 10 times as much energy as it produces.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/fixing-our-food-problem/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130102

 

Have Belly Fat – blast it away with these foods

17 Apr

If you are like me you have tried many things but there are still more to try.  I believe that insulin is a big factor in weight gain and if we can control that it might be worth the while. The article is very informative – it provides several options to reduce belly fat from 8 to 90 days. I would not take these projections as gospel truth. Have a look.

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/37377–seven-easy-tips-to-reduce-insulin-and-lose-belly-fat?utm_source=_

Important information about controlling your High Blood Pressure

16 Jan

As someone who suffers from high blood pressure, I am always looking for ways to get off the water pills I am now taking. With this pill I have managed to keep my blood pressure under control for about 5 years but I am always looking for ways to get off this pill. My doctor says to me that I can never be cured of HPB because one you have it you have it. I refuse to believe that.

These days I drink a lot of hibiscus and other herbal teas. I was on noni juice for about six months and I saw a big drop in my blood pressure.  My sister had made the drink and gave me to bring back to Canada from the Caribbean. She has the tree but it is difficult to mail that kind of stuff from the Caribbean so I did not drink it for a while but am drinking a lot of hibiscus which has received a lot of rave lately.

My resolution for the new year is to try a vegan diet to bring my blood pressure down. If it works then veganism or pretty close to that would be my new way of living. One thing I am disappointed in the health foods that are available, many are packed in sodium and I do not eat those. All their fake meats have sodium levels that are definitely not healthy so I stay away from that.  I eat brown rice, lots of green vegetables, spices very little sea salt but lots of chili pepper, lemon etc. to spice my foods. Anyway check out the links and what you need from it.

http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/cf/slideshows/top-foods-to-avoid-with-high-blood-pressure/pickles/?ap=825

This might just be the right diet for you – Treats with no calories – Imagine that!

18 May

Well the experts in trying to allow us to have our cake and eat it too have come up with some brilliant research that may be just what some of us need to cut our calories.  Your imagination can work wonders. Imagine eating that yummy trifle, bread-pudding or frosty cupcake, keep your focus, savor the taste and breathe deeply. There you’ve got it, you’ve done it and you’re done your craving.

Read the article and be inspired

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/dining/treats-without-calories-imagine-that.html

Meat eating negatively affect weight control

24 Jul
This article goes against everything the Adkins diet proposes: read and be informed for yourself.
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