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 and small amounts of meat during the week. … Continue reading Health, Weight Loss and Longevity: More than Simply Good Nutrition?

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Millet: The unknown ‘gluten free’ grain

I'll bet I forgot to tell you I eat millet before I go to bed. Grain by its own nature is acid. So, watch how you feel. You don't want to get acid reflux, because it can wear away the enamel on your teeth. If you do eat grain, make sure you eat it whole … Continue reading Millet: The unknown ‘gluten free’ grain

Is rice good for you? Depends where it’s grown (hint: arsenic)

Is rice good for you? Diets containing white rice, fruit and juices have cured disease in the past. Many cultures eat huge amounts of rice and are thin. I used to eat rice, but when I found out this very popular grain had a bad ingredient, I began to doubt its long term health benefits. … Continue reading Is rice good for you? Depends where it’s grown (hint: arsenic)

Insulin resistance: Why eating ‘real whole food’ can save your bacon!

The exact cause of insulin resistance is not yet fully understood. Insulin is a hormone created by our pancreas and is essential to our body's metabolism. Digestion breaks down carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in foods into glucose (a form of sugar) which then can enter our bloodstream. Our body cells receive energy through absorbing glucose. When … Continue reading Insulin resistance: Why eating ‘real whole food’ can save your bacon!

Easy weight management: Here’s the trick

It's not easy losing weight, but sooner or later we have to take matters into our own hands and confront our eating addictions. If we wish to shed pounds, we have to alter our lifestyle putting our own weight management back to where it belongs: under our own control and direction. After all, whose responsibility … Continue reading Easy weight management: Here’s the trick

Is gluten bad for you: The tasty alternatives

Is gluten bad for you? Wheat has gotten a good and bad rap. They say wheat fiber is good for you. But, did you know that every type of grain has its own gluten? Did you also know that grain is not very nutritious, that's why they add vitamins and minerals to processed cereals. They … Continue reading Is gluten bad for you: The tasty alternatives

How to stop weight gain by eating whole food

Eating more refined grain can cause weight gain. This page should be titled 'weight GRAIN'. You don't want empty calories. Everywhere you look, you see advertising that says how good 'whole wheat' and other grain is for you. It's easy to buy into it. They do make the packaging pretty. But, they claim it's heart healthy … Continue reading How to stop weight gain by eating whole food

Good food: In the ‘produce’ isle, not the meat counter

What is good food? Or, what food is good for you? There are people who seem healthy who eat everything they want, don't see a doctor and don't gain a pound. I am not one of those lucky ones. There are many foods we have been told by the media and elsewhere that's good for … Continue reading Good food: In the ‘produce’ isle, not the meat counter

Foods that cause acid reflux: Avoid these for better health

There are certain foods that cause acid reflux. What are they? The list below is not exclusive, yet one should avoid highly acidic foods that are known to exacerbate symptoms and complications. If you think you might have occasional acid reflux or you have been diagnosed as having it, lifestyle changes can help. For example, losing extra weight, eating smaller meals while avoiding … Continue reading Foods that cause acid reflux: Avoid these for better health

White Flour

Flour can be made from grinding any grain. White flour from wheat uses all of the wheat kernel. In white flour, only the starchy part is used. Refined flour is missing nutrients found in whole wheat flour. White flour is an added ingredient in many processed foods. Most people usually like their wheat grains ground up forming bread, cereal and crackers, etc. Regular whole … Continue reading White Flour