Keeping Acid/Alkaline Foods In Balance For Improved Health (With Helpful Charts)

Everyone knows eating more fruits and vegetables is healthier than eating snack and junk foods, eating out at restaurants and grabbing a bag of burgers and fries at the fast food window. Continue reading “Keeping Acid/Alkaline Foods In Balance For Improved Health (With Helpful Charts)”

Reasons Why Research Says ‘Refined Sugar’ Can Cause Cardiovascular Trouble And Obesity

I used to have a ‘sweet tooth’. But, eating refined sugar gave me cavities. What I learned reduced my sugar craving was eat more beans, rice and potatoes. This is real food, that has resistant starch, which gives long lasting energy. I don’t suffer sugar highs and lows and am not tempted for sugary snacks in between meals. Continue reading “Reasons Why Research Says ‘Refined Sugar’ Can Cause Cardiovascular Trouble And Obesity”

Why @ 55+ You Want To Take Steps To Prevent Teeth and Bone Loss…

I am 68 and preventing teeth and bone loss is very important to me. We all change from our ways of thinking when younger. I even think differently than I did five years ago, let alone fifty. Continue reading “Why @ 55+ You Want To Take Steps To Prevent Teeth and Bone Loss…”

Is Xylitol (a natural sweetener) Safe? Why It Could Be The Sweetest Story Your Teeth Ever Heard!

I wish I would have found out about xylitol sooner, before I kept buying stevia, monk fruit, and erythitol sweeteners. I bought one that had a combination of stevia, monk fruit and erythitol. It was OK, but I kept feeling something in it was hurting my teeth. How do I know? I believe in what my body tries to tell me. I felt it. Continue reading “Is Xylitol (a natural sweetener) Safe? Why It Could Be The Sweetest Story Your Teeth Ever Heard!”

Which Sweetener is Healthier: Stevia, Monk Fruit or Erythritol?

I have been experimenting with stevia, monk fruit and erythritol sweeteners. I pay close attention to how any sweetener affects my teeth. There is little study on effects of these sweeteners on our teeth and health in general. Continue reading “Which Sweetener is Healthier: Stevia, Monk Fruit or Erythritol?”

Why Eat ‘Sprouted’, Not Refined Grain?

I did my tests eating grain and came to a conclusion through taking notes about how I felt, weighing evidence for and against. But, it’s so easy to forget and fall back eating something you know you shouldn’t. I always loved eating anything made from grain. This includes cereal, bread, crackers, tortillas, snack and junk food. Continue reading “Why Eat ‘Sprouted’, Not Refined Grain?”

Yes, More Grain Brain Belly Bashing: Update On Bread And Cereal Products

I recently wrote a couple posts on cereal and bread. You hear good and bad all day long about grain. It gets really confusing. I was getting my hopes up about eating lots of bread and cereal again.

But, then I remembered one thing. Carbs get turned to sugar in your mouth by your saliva and feeds the germs that cause cavities. This also goes for ‘sprouted grains’ in which a few breads and cereals I have tried are made from.

‘The truth about grain: Our bodies actually don’t require it. And, I believe that when you refine grain, and eat too much of it, you open yourself up to potential problems, one of which is potential weight gain. Fortunately, there are alternatives to grain that offer more nutrition’ ~ your author

I avoid eating ‘gummy’ carb food. Why? This is usually refined grains. I want to save my teeth. Why would gummy food mess with teeth? It sticks and gives the bad germs sugar to eat. Then, their waste products erode our teeth making way for future cavities. But, unfortunately, that’s not the only concern I have about eating whole and refined grain.

You might want to read my article on grain and other foods that feed cavities, here, before you dive into a box of cereal or keep buying any type of bread, crackers, tortillas and just about anything else that’s ‘starchy’. Your saliva turns carbs to sugar.

Firstly, we don’t want to feed the germs responsible for cavities. Secondly, we want to kill them dead. You might want to watch each informative video directly below and learn how to do this yourself.

If you want to protect your body and teeth, you have to try to stay away from acidic food. For example, instead of drinking coffee, try Japanese green tea like I drink everyday. Unfortunately, all grain is ‘acid forming’.

I know gerd and acid reflux aren’t the same thing, although I believe they are similar. I have never been diagnosed. Nevertheless, I should say I get an acid stomach after I eat refined boxed cereals like Grape Nuts®.

In conclusion, be sure to listen to your body in how it feels. If eating something causes just one problem, you might want to consider excluding it from your diet. There are many substitutes for grain. For example, you could eat potatoes, beans and tofu together in one bowl. I do. It’s satisfying and very filling!

*The evidence doesn’t look too good in favor of eating grain

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

Fluoride In Our Water And Toothpaste: A Toxin Our Teeth And Bodies Are Healthier Without?

I stopped using fluoride toothpaste decades ago. Why? Because I discovered it’s poisonous to our bodies. Unfortunately, I still had cavities and felt that what I had learned was a bunch of mumbo jumbo and I began using fluoride toothpaste once more. Continue reading “Fluoride In Our Water And Toothpaste: A Toxin Our Teeth And Bodies Are Healthier Without?”

Saving Your Teeth Without Fluoride: Which ‘Bad Sugars And Carbs’ To Get Rid Of Now

Along with all refined sugar drinks and food, I stopped using real maple syrup and uncooked unfiltered raw honey because they caused inflammation and cavities. I researched my options for a substitute sweetener. One was Continue reading “Saving Your Teeth Without Fluoride: Which ‘Bad Sugars And Carbs’ To Get Rid Of Now”

‘Automatically Maintaining’ Weight Loss Without Counting Calories

What’s next after you trim down? I didn’t realize I would become more sensitive to how food affected me. My wife was intuitive about that she should eat ‘broccoli’ every day.

I realized I needed to eat more of something too. It was ‘kale’. You will ‘sense’ what you need to eat more of after eating plant-based whole food a while. You become increasingly ‘sensitive’ to what you should and shouldn’t eat.

“My weight is automatically maintained at what I weighed in high school. How? I ‘stick to’ a plant-based whole food diet. Why? It is low protein, high carbohydrate and low fat. This is our most natural diet” ~ your author

I observed eating brown rice with soy milk with honey at night caused me acid reflux. It wasn’t super painful, but I knew something was wrong. It was the honey. Honey is acid. Rice also is, but when I eat rice with soy milk and no sweetener like honey, it doesn’t cause acid reflux. So, now I use stevia.

‘Stevia is a natural-origin sweetener that is increasing the options for reduced sugar and reduced energy foods and beverages. Stevia shows promise as a tool to help lower energy intakes, which may lead to the reduction and prevention of obesity [1]’.

Even though raw uncooked honey is natural, it is still acidic. Because of its acidity, it tends to also cause cavities.

High fructose corn syrup is the most ‘un-healthful’ sweetener of all. Your liver doesn’t know what to do with it. It can cause cardiovascular problems and you may develop the inflammatory nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

They put HFCS in almost everything it seems because it’s so cheap. Eat resistant starch foods like beans, rice and potatoes. These keep you satisfied for hours and you never have to count calories. If you get hungry later with that ‘sweet tooth’, try eating whole fruit.

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Website Title Nutrition today
Publication Month May
Publication Year 2015 Article Title Stevia, Nature’s Zero-Calorie Sustainable Sweetener: A New Player in the Fight Against Obesity
Date Accessed March 31, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.