According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who does. Being aware of high blood pressure and hypertension is critical. When … Continue reading Signs of High Blood Pressure
For thousands of years, herbal medicine was the predominant form of health care on the planet. For many people, it still is. In our switch to modern medicine, much of that ancient wisdom was sadly lost, rejected as the superstition of primitive people. Recent research is proving, however, that our ancestors were smarter … Continue reading The Top 6 Dietary Supplements
It’s been said that children don’t like their vegetables and that it’s difficult to get kids to eat healthy foods. In reality, kids and adults alike would love eating fresh, nourishing foods as long as they are prepared correctly and look appealing. While not every child is going to go for eating green beans from … Continue reading 10 Vegetarian Recipes Kids Love
If you’re a regular reader of this blog or follow my twitter account, you probably know that I’m a big believer of eating healthy and following a raw food diet. On a daily basis, I personally eat as many raw seeds, nuts, fruits and veggies as I can, all uncooked and unprocessed. I eat about 95% raw … Continue reading Raw Food World – Special Report!
Substituting your bland oatmeal for this indulgent peach porridge is a flavorful way to kick off your day. Mediterranean food is tempting and healthy, and this authentic Greek barley recipe from the Greek Vegan is no exception. Roasted peaches, maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon, cardamom, and barley come together beautifully in this sweet treat that’s perfect for … Continue reading Authentic Greek Peach Barley Recipe
A study conducted in part by scientists at Oxford University’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit  indicates that vegetarians develop some cancers, including bladder and stomach cancers and leukemia, up to 45% less than persons who eat red meat , that’s nearly half the risk! The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer earlier this year. A study … Continue reading Study: Vegetarians Are 45% Less Likely to Develop Cancer
Not all iron is created equally, and if you have an iron imbalance, you should carefully consider which iron is best for your health. Your body recognizes the difference between heme and nonheme iron sources and will absorb each type differently. These types are easy to identify in your daily diet. Heme iron comes from … Continue reading Heme Iron Vs. Nonheme Iron: What’s the Difference?
In my previous post we looked at 6 common weight loss diets, here are another five I felt deserved consideration. 1. The Pritkin Principle Diet This diet has been around since the 1970’s and was originally aimed at those with hypertension and diabetes. Fruits, vegetables, pasta, grains, and low-fat dairy are encouraged and protein sources … Continue reading 5 More Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained
Here’s a look at some of the most common diets people are using. I am not endorsing any of these but I’ve received a lot of questions about them and wanted to provide a brief overview. Fundamentally, I usually recommend a mostly vegetarian diet but that also is a personal preference; you need to do … Continue reading 6 Popular Weight Loss Diets Explained
Becoming a vegetarian is a process you can begin in steps. That may be good news if you’re concerned about radical diet changes, which, while many people do, can also be difficult to maintain. It is typically easier to transition into a new lifestyle than implement a massive shift in your daily routines. Especially when it … Continue reading How to Become a Vegetarian