Foods can cause aches and pains: What to eat

aches and pains, inflammatory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, nutrition, vegetarian

Weight loss is no good if you suffer from mysterious aches and pains. Food is very powerful medicine, often more than medicine itself. Pain pills can damage our organs, even causing other health issues. Pills cover up symptoms, but why not get to the cause and get rid of the misery for good? If you …

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What is tahini? A remarkable flavor added to dips, hummus and salad dressings

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What is tahini sauce or paste? It's actually made out of sesame seeds and is very oily. It is very tasty, but be careful the sesame seed oil can possibly cause you inflammation as it does me. I used to use ranch dressing, which I absolutely didn't want to live without, but I have found …

Salt substitute: Which is healthiest and tastes the best?

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I have always loved salt. But, as I got older I began to pay dearly for it. I would overdose on it. My body wouldn't be able to handle any more of it and my lower back would start aching (kidneys.) My ears would start ringing (tinnitus?) and feel plugged up. It would affect me …

Easy weight management: Here’s the trick

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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 …

How to stop weight gain by eating whole food

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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 …

Foods that cause acid reflux: Avoid these for better health

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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 …

Addicted to food: How to eat healthier

food addiction, gluten, junk food, nutrition

Are you addicted to food? Obesity is a medical condition. I think we all have our favorite foods which we know are bad for us. But, unfortunately, we find a way to eat them anyway. For example, did you know wheat products are addictive? Furthermore, wheat acts upon the brain receptors similar to opium. But, it isn't …

The truth about whole grains: How healthy are they?

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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 …

Healthy cooking oil: Why all are unhealthy

Is there a healthy cooking oil? Throughout this site I consistently tell my readers refined and processed oils are not healthy. Furthermore, I don't recommend cooking with oils or drizzling them over a salad. Use a few seeds or nuts instead, but not handfuls. Try Chestnuts, as they are very low in fat. Is oil in general good …