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You Are What You Eat

you-are-what-you-eat1You Are What You Eat is the actual diet that relies on previously founded holistic principles, such as clean foods and proper food combining, and a simple explanation of just how food choices serve to lay the foundations of overall health.

The purpose of the You Are What You Eat diet plan is to put healthy foods into a soon-to-be healthy body. After all, who doesn’t want to experience a perfect health eating diet?

How Diet Affects Mental Well-Being

Research now suggests that depression and dementia are affected by the quality of our diets across the course of life. Research also shows that people who eat unhealthier and junk foods, are at increased risk of depression. This seems to also be the case in adolescents. The most recent evidence points to the importance of mothers’ diets for the physical and mental health of their children.
Although both diet and depression are influenced by a wide range of factors including income and education, these variables don’t seem to fully explain the relationships. And even though depression tends to change people’s appetites and dietary choices at the time of illness, this doesn’t appear to explain the long-term relationships between diet and depression either.

You Are What You Eat: Principles

People interested in following the You Are What You Eat Plan will need
A clean diet based on whole foods and fresh produce
Food combining principles
A regular exercise routine
A slight detox program
A complete elimination of certain unhealthful or processed foods

Eat a Variety of Foods

Foods contain combinations of nutrients and other healthful substances. No single food can supply all nutrients in the amounts you need. For example, oranges provide vitamin C but no vitamin B12; cheese provides vitamin B12 but no vitamin C. To make sure you get all of the nutrients and other substances needed for health, choose the recommended number of daily servings from each of the five major food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat and beans.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

It is important for people of all ages to maintain a healthy weight. People who are overweight increase their risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems, and other illnesses. To maintain a healthy body weight, people must balance the amount of calories in the foods and drinks they consume with the amount of calories the body uses. Physical activity is an important way to use food energy, being underweight is also unhealthy. People who eat very little or diet excessively may not get the calories and other nutrients they need for good health.
Aerobic exercise, such as walking, running, swimming, inline skating, and playing soccer, burn fat and calories. Try to do 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity on most, but preferably all days of the week.

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is not a form of starvation but a way for you to time your meals to maximize your body’s ability to burn fat.

Coconuts For Your Overall Health

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Get Coconut Healthy!

coco-nut1Virgin unrefined coconut oil has none of the problems associated with hydrogenated oils; in fact, unrefined coconut oil is now linked to a number of impressive health benefits.

Referred to as the tree of life in the Philippines, because they use literally every part of the plant, the coconut and specifically coconut oil, was recently vilified in the USA in 1994 when it was linked to theater popcorn and called an artery clogger. But the problem is the health threat is related to partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which researchers have in fact linked to health problems for a long time.

Virgin unrefined coconut oil is incredibly good for you!

What the New York Times is just discovering now has been known all along to anyone who has studied the health of those who live in native tropical cultures, where coconut has been a primary dietary staple for thousands of years.

Back in the 1930s, Dr. Weston Price found South Pacific Islanders whose diets were high in coconut to be healthy and trim, despite high dietary fat, and heart disease was virtually non-existent. Similarly, in 1981, researchers studying two Polynesian communities for whom coconut was the primary caloric energy source found them to have excellent cardiovascular health and fitness. Where were all the clogged arteries and heart attacks from eating all of this “evil” saturated fat? Obviously, coconut oil was doing nothing to harm the heart health of these islanders. Isn’t it about time that America discovers the heart health benefits of coconut oil? Heart disease has been on the rise for the last 60 years in America, the same 60 years that coconut oil has been vilified!

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Also cooking with coconut oils is far better than using polyunsaturated fats, which include common vegetable oils such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola. Why?
Cooking your food in omega-6 vegetable oils produces a variety of very toxic chemicals, as well as forming trans-fats. Frying destroys the antioxidants in oil, actually oxidizing the oil, which causes even worse problems for your body than trans-fats.
Most vegetable oils are GM (genetically modified), including more than 90 percent of soy, corn and canola oils.
Vegetable oils contribute to the overabundance of damaged omega-6 fats in your diet, throwing offyour omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Nearly everyone in Western society consumes far too many omega-6 fats — about 100 times more than a century ago — and insufficient omega 3 fats, which contributes to numerous chronic degenerative diseases. There’s actually just one oil that is stable enough to withstand the heat of cooking, and that’s coconut oil.

Coconut water, is a better sports hydration drink than ANY of the commercially available sugary sports drinks, and is both sterile and an isotonic beverage, meaning it has the same electrolyte consistency of human blood, which enabled medics in the Pacific Theater in World War II to use it as an emergency substitute for blood plasma.

Doesn’t drinking a beverage with the same electrolyte balance as human blood sound like a good idea? It does to me. It’s also better to get your coconut water straight out of a young, green coconut and avoid the commercially available products on the market, which I consider to be a processed food.

Coconut oil also has an immune boosting fat called lauric acid and has been shown to be helpful in improving metabolic rates to facilitate weight loss. Personally I believe that unless you are allergic to coconuts you should find ways to regularly use it in your diet. I typically use one to two tablespoons a day in my morning breakfast breakfast shake, consisting of berries, kefir, fresh cilantro, kale, banana, chia seed, hemp hearts and or any combo of added fruits or greens that are in my fridge at the time.

Also, I now exclusively use virgin coconut oil as my skin moisturizer, applying it from top to bottom, that is hair/scalp all the way to feet, and, although a tad oily at first, if you rub it in good, the oiliness goes away quite quickly, and you get the added benefit of self massage 😉

Virgin Coconut Oil…An Absolute Healthy Must Have DAILY!

Soursop Fruit Better Than Chemotherapy?

soursopThe fruit’s extracts from Annona muricata tree selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells.
The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.

According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.

This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks and sherbets.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this tree grows wild and could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:

Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America’s largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970’s. What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing…Extracts from the tree were shown to:

Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched – so why haven’t you heard anything about it?

The drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

How to Make Soursop Juice Jamaican Style

Turmeric has long been utilised in Chinese and Indian medical disciplines as an anti-inflammatory agent. The strong, however safe agent will be curcumin, which has been compared in potency to the drugs hydrocortisone as well as over the counter anti-inflammatory agent Motrin. The major benefit turmeric contains above those drugs will be it produces no toxicity, and that has produced the results of intestinal bleeding, ulcers, plus decreased white blood cell count.

Turmeric is home to Indonesia and southern India, and has been grown for in excess of 5000 years. The product has only of late gained acceptance in Western cultures on account of research which has highlighted its healing properties. At this time China, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, Jamaica and Haiti are the leading commercial producers.

Prior that we discuss in depth about turmeric being a natural liver detoxifier, the following are a few established and recognized benefits of this wonder spice:

1. It is a natural antibacterial agent.
2. Combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer.
3. An anti-inflammatory without the side effects.
4. A natural painkiller.
5. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
6. A natural treatment for arthritis.
7. May help cystic fibrosis sufferers.
8. Curcumin’s antioxidant properties help in cancer prevention.
9. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
10. Lowers cholesterol.

But we tend to think that turmeric as a component of your Liver Detox Diet will be the place where this spice in fact stands out. The king of spices promotes good digestion, cleanses the liver, and purifies the blood. It in addition stimulates the gall bladder in regards to bile creation. As an herbal remedy for liver cirrhosis, the curcumin in turmeric promotes the liver detox procedure. It prohibits alcohol and also other poisons from being transformed to compounds which could result in Liver Collapse Causes. Additionally, it can undo any adverse effects on the liver of extreme iron ingestion.

Before doing a full liver detoxing using turmeric, it would be highly recommended to check through your doctor, as there are actually certain conditions that can bring about damage. In addition it would be advised avoiding using turmeric for detoxing if you suffer from painful gall stones, particularly toxic liver disorders, and obstructive jaundice. It may perhaps trigger stomach issues if used for a longer period of time.

So what will be the best method to put turmeric into our food regimen? While purchasing this spice, pure turmeric powder will have a far greater concentration of curcumin than curry powders and other spice items. It must be kept inside a tightly sealed container in a dry, dark as well as cool area. Be careful while using it since it could certainly stain, so speedily clean any area where contact has been made using soap and water.

It is possible to use turmeric in powder or root variety, although powder is not as strong and the experts advocate doubling the amount utilized. Needless to say it can be utilised in Indian cuisine and curries, but your uses shouldn’t stop there. You may sprinkle it over steamed veggies instead of salt, or any food recipe could contain turmeric. And maybe you did not realize, but the bright-yellow color of American mustard which we use on hot dogs comes from the inclusion of turmeric. Thank George T. French for that.

Happy Birthday Walter Breuning

Walter Breuning turned 114 years old on September 21.

According to Wikipedia, Mr. Breuning is the fourth-oldest living person in the world and the world’s oldest living male.

Born in 1896, Walter has lived in three separate centuries.

View the video to see how sharp this gentleman still is at 114 – and hear his advice on the simple, natural secrets to living a long, healthy life.

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Low Calorie Diets and Water

A very grueling topic for people to amply realize is when it comes to their low calorie die,t is that they should be drinking more water. Why water?  Why can’t you drink whatever you desire? There is one big reason for this on this type of diet or any diet. All types of drinks, except plain old water (preferably Alkaline Water), have calories. These calories are hidden and are the worst way for you to consume your calorie intake on, for the day. Think about this this. Would you prefer to eat a few more vegetables or fill up on a few more ounces of chicken or would you like to drink a can of soda? When you can in effect learn to give up drinking wasted calories and drink ionized water, you will save yourself cherished calories to use properly in your diet.
When you are dieting, calories are not easy to come by. You truly need to cut them out wherever you can , and that includes calories in the beverages that you drink A can of soda or pop will contain any where from fifty calories well up into the one hunded to two hundred plus range, also they are very high in sodium . Something else to consider is just what are you getting for those calories. You don’t get a full sensation in your stomach so you are still hungry. There is not much of a lasting taste as it is normally gone inside a few seconds.  You do get caffeine, sugars, sodium, and even fats that you definitely don’t need or want .

To make water from an Alkaline Water Ionizer a more tasty option, add something to it.  A uncomplicated yet effective way to do this is to just add some lemon or lime or even vitamin c crystals into your water. You should be drinking about threequarts/litres of ionized water per day. If your not sure how much fluid you consume , each morning fill a container in the refrigerator with three litres/quarts. If you don’t finish it, you haven’t consumed your alkaline water for the day. By the time you have learned to replace your drinks with ionized water , you will have saved consuming a lot of empty calories.

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Raw Diet Help

Nowadays, everyone in the human race are getting attracted towards a good health, they are interested in getting a good health . Diet, Raw Food Diet Plan, raw foods are buzzwords today. Before we fetch with the raw food diet we should know what exactly it is and what benefits will be there for our body. Basically, the Raw Food Diet is a diet that comprises of Uncooked and unprocessed plant foods, like cherubic vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, sprouts, beans, grains, seaweed and dried fruits.

The food when heated losses all its enzymes and the quality of food is lowered down and does not help the growth of our body . These enzymes in food play major role in the absorption and digestion of food. Also, cooking can shrink the life force and requisite nutritional prize of food. In general, it is recommended that at littlest 75% of our diet should contain raw food .

Many of us have doubts in their mind ‘why to go for raw food diet’. Let us have a look at Benefits To Eating Raw food diet which will make clear the numerous health benefits of raw food diet.

1.    Weight loss

2.    Increased energy

3.    Improved skin tone

4.    Minimizing the risk of heart diseases

5.    amend digestion

6.    Healthier body

7.   Healthier heart

8.   Decreasing the risk of diabetes

The fat saturation in the raw food is less compared to the fats that are present in the western food diet.  . Also it has high fibre, magnesium, folate, phytochemicals and potassium contents and low sodium contents. Thus it minimizes the risk associated with the diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases. The raw food diet contains large number of benefits that are not present in the normal food diet   Edit this text  . So, why to go for others? Eat food that give you energy and make you healthy and fit.

The risk is reduced for the diseases like diabetes, heart disease with usance of raw food diet. With this intake it also helps in lowering the total cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations from the body which helps in maintaing the health of our body.

Avocado is rich in magnesium that reduces risk of excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. Some of you might not know that you can also blend an avocado pit in your smoothie. It is packed with very good nutrients. It has the life force. It is very high Qi food! It’s also the highest in soluble fiber. This soluble fiber binds to the fat and excess cholesterol. Then we can lower cholesterol and improve heart function naturally. We can improve the blood circulation by pulling out all the fatty deposits in our circulatory system with the soluble fiber of the avocado seed. Soluble fiber is very difficult to get in our diet. Oatmeal has some, but it cannot compare with the avocado seed. Any heart disease patient must eat the avocado including the seed. Avocados offer a generous supply of healthy fats, vitamin A, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and vitamin E. There are tremendous benefits to adding fresh avocado to your smoothie, it makes many of the nutrients in the other foods you eat much more easily absorbed. Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, astraxanthin, zeaxanthin, and calcium are all 50 to 1000 per cent better absorbed in the presence of fats from avocado. It is not necessary to use a lot of avocado to enhance absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. As little as 1 teaspoon of avocado is enough. Avocados are high in good fat, but they also deliver a day’s supply of magnesium, and half a day’s supply of fiber! The avocado smoothies that are very popular in Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia are made with sweetened condensed milk. You can make a dairy-free version with almond, coconut, or rice milk. For a traditional Mexican avocado smoothie, sweeten with agave nectar. Use a half to one whole fresh avocado for every two cups of milk or milk substitute to make an avocado smoothie. For flavored smoothies, use half of the avocado for every two cups of milk or milk substitute with peaches, mangos, pineapple, or any kind of berries. Really the friut added is totally up to your taste and the consistency of the smoothie. As they say “Have it Your Way” season to taste so to speak. You will quickly develop your own recipe and hopefully learn to love avocado smoothies and avocados daily as they are one of the planets most delicious and nutritious foods.

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