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 … Continue reading Why Eat ‘Sprouted’, Not Refined Grain?

After Holiday Feasting: Handling Painful Inflammation Blues

We all have our family and cultural traditions and often it centers around food. In other words, what's a good life without good food? When man evolved I don't think inflammation caused by food he ate was his main concern. I think starving or not was. But now for the most part, starvation is not … Continue reading After Holiday Feasting: Handling Painful Inflammation Blues

Health, Weight Loss and Longevity: More than Simply Good Nutrition?

Through my own research I found it is not necessarily the food you eat that makes people live past 100. It surprised me what all the elders had to say. Centenarians do not usually seek perfection. Some of them smoke cigars, drink whiskey, coffee, milk, eat cookies, ice cream and small amounts of meat during … Continue reading Health, Weight Loss and Longevity: More than Simply Good Nutrition?

Healthy lettuce wraps: Wave ‘bye-bye’ to bread!

My wife doesn't eat much bread these days. I congratulate her for it. Bread is made from refined grains and can raise your blood sugar too quickly. It can also affect you because of the wheat gluten itself. And, I have my doubts about how healthy yeast is. There are though glutens in other grains … Continue reading Healthy lettuce wraps: Wave ‘bye-bye’ to bread!

Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it

There's a lot of good and bad talk about about grain in that innocent looking bowl of cereal we may eat everyday. But, how do you know what you should believe? Foremost, you should learn to trust how your body feels after you eat grain. For example, if you eat bread, do you feel like … Continue reading Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it

The truth about whole grains: How healthy are they?

This site is about how to lose weight. When you lose weight eating whole food first, you receive an unexpected benefit: improved health. I lost nearly fifty pounds eating plant based food. I share what I eat and why I eat that way throughout this site. Above all else, and probably the most important thing to remember … Continue reading The truth about whole grains: How healthy are they?

Refined Carbohydrates

When you grind a whole grain into a powder, something happens you don't want to happen. It becomes broken down so it is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly like sugar and makes the blood sugar rise too fast. In other words, the grain ceases to be a resistant starch like the whole grain, beans, nuts, … Continue reading Refined Carbohydrates

Are Resistant Starch Foods like Potatoes, Rice and Beans Good for You?

Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if the food is processed or not. For example, wheat crackers can make you gain weight because they can raise your blood sugar too high, too quickly. Opt for the resistant starch foods, instead. This type … Continue reading Are Resistant Starch Foods like Potatoes, Rice and Beans Good for You?