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

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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. …

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Can I Eat Bread and Still Lose Weight?

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So, you are a bread lover, too? I used to love eating bread. I mean lots of bread. Sourdough bread was my favorite. I went 'hog wild' over it, and I abused it. I used to get the whole grain. Really good. Loved that sourdough taste. And, I loved butter on it. Wonderful! But, I …

The Layman’s Guide to Health and Wellness

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Firstly, I am not a health professional. But, I can read and decipher information and put it together in an understandable fashion. Although, I have lost fifty pounds and have cured myself of Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis, (and, likely have prevented a host of other diseases, ailments and conditions from occurring in the first place) …

‘All disease begins in the Gut’ Why it’s true

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Hippocrates once said, 'All disease begins in the Gut'. How can this be true? He is historically believed to be the 'father of medicine'. That being said, there are more and more modern day medical professionals who have researched food in relation to disease. It has been found bad food may actually cause 'leaky gut …

Why healthy food can make aches and pains go away

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Some people don't feel good and can't figure out why. They may have been to the doctor, and still don't have the answer. You might be suffering from mysterious aches and pains and not even know why. It could very well be you are suffering from inflammation because of the food you are eating. Yes, …

Is ‘olive oil’ good for you? The surprising answer…

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Is olive oil good for you? The quick answer is NO! But, why do I say it isn't healthy when everyone else says it is? Because, everyone likes to hear good news about their bad eating habits. People are sensitive about their food and don't want to be told how to eat. Yet, you see …

What is quinoa and why it replaces rice (hint: arsenic)

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What is quinoa? Pronounced [ˈkēnwä]. It's an alternative to eating wheat products and other grains you might be sensitive to. When you hear the word 'gluten', they are actually referring to grains such as wheat, barley and rye that affect those with celiac disease and have a sensitivity to gluten. Quinoa falls into the classification …

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

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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. …