24 Great for you Raw Foods to Add to Smoothies for Superior Health

smoothiesIn an excerpt from my 14 raw vegan weight loss smoothies article, I state that smoothies “aid in obesity prevention and add countless other health benefits.” (1)

They are a great addition to any diet… Continue reading

Adding Nuts to Your Diet May Help You Live Longer

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People who ate at least 10 grams (1/3 oz) of nuts per day had an average 23 percent reduced risk of death due to cancer, diabetes, and respiratory and Continue reading

Choose Natural Health Newsletter October 2014

fallFall is technically here, although since we are in the south traveling again,
the trees here are still green unlike back in Michigan.  When packing to travel
I have to make the decision of what to take with me.  I am of the old girls
scout school of ‘be prepared’ for anything and everything.  It just isn’t
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Blood Test Identifies Changes in Gene which Are Linked to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

btAfter analyzing three sets of different blood samples from 325 patients, a Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention Research Study determined that there are links between lowered levels of a gene called SKA2, plus a higher level of chemical changes that alter its function, Continue reading

You Won’t Believe this Hidden Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

rlDo you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night.

According to past studies, possible causes for RLS include: Continue reading

Tree Nuts, Chockfull of Healthful Fats, May Help You Live Longer

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A large-scale, 30-year long study found that people who regularly ate one ounce of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason, compared to those who avoided nuts in their diet

Eating nuts at least Continue reading

Walnuts

one walnutAn exciting new study out of Penn State  shows that one delicious nut may help you crunch your way to lower cholesterol and a healthier heart.

And here’s the best part — this noble nut is jam-packed with heart-protecting fatty acids that go to work protecting your ticker in MINUTES, not days! Continue reading

Vitamin E May Alleviate Symptoms of Liver Disease Brought on by Obesity

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  • Vitamin E may help relieve the majority of symptoms associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a common obesity-related fatty liver disease
  • With no known treatment – and often no symptoms until serious damage has    occurred – Continue reading

Could Eating More Fat Save Your Life?

We’re always hearing how we should eat less fat-cut the fat here, get the lean cut, buy the non-fat version. Most of the time, this is great information. The problem, however, is that cutting out the wrong fats can do more harm than good.

A study by Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a lack of omega-3 fat in a person’s diet can have devastating health effects. In fact, the results were so profound that Continue reading

Poor Diet Linked to Poor Sperm Count

Correlations between lifestyle and male fertility have been made in numerous studies over recent years. Some show that well fed sperm cells are most likely to achieve successful fertilization, while others confirm what most of us already suspected: that bad diet and lifestyle choices are an important cause of male infertility. Continue reading

Six Ways Walnuts Help You Stay Healthy

All nuts are good for you, but walnuts are superior to all the others when it comes to optimum nutrition. They are immensely healthy, brimming with “good” fats, and other substances proven to fight health problems. Here is a look at six great reasons why you might sprinkle some walnuts over your next salad.

1. They Fight High Cholesterol Continue reading

Ancient Incan Super Food: Sacha Inchi Nuts A Potent Anti-Inflammatory

For more than 3,000 years, the Plukenetia Volubilis – also known as the Sacha Inchi or Inca Peanut – has been used by inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest for better total body health and increased endurance.

Found in the highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru, the plants are durable, Continue reading

Eat a lot of these to Protect Against Disease

Nuts are usually considered a healthy snack (provided they aren’t loaded with salt!) compared to something like potato chips, let’s say, they really deserve much more credit than that. Nuts are one of those foods that definitely deserve a special place when it comes to healing foods.

Nuts are nutrient dense, meaning they’re loaded with healthy fats, high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. Continue reading

The Snack That Could Control Diabetes

A common source of health breakthroughs is the field of type 2 diabetes treatment. We know a lot about this ultra-common health condition, what causes it and how to control it. A new study focused on healing foods that could keep a diabetic in line and prevent any further damage. It found that eating nuts every day could help control type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications.

Using nuts as a food cure is nothing new. Jammed with nutrients, they can be a boon to health as long as they are eaten in moderation and unsalted. In the latest health news, researchers report that eating two ounces of nuts daily in place of carbohydrates proved effective at controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetics.

Since these nuts — mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted — have such benefits, Continue reading

Scientists Explain How Mother’s Diet Prevents Allergies in Offspring

Previous research has suggested that regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps boost the child’s immune system, thereby preventing allergies. Researchers now have an idea of how the healthy fats benefit fetal well-being.

Authors of the study, which was published in a recent issue of The Journal of Physiology, explained that the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in foods like walnuts, fish and flaxseeds may have an effect on the development of the fetal gut.

In a trial, they observed that PUFA intake by the mother helped to make her child’s gut more permeable, allowing substances to pass through into the bloodstream. Researchers explained that this stimulated the production of antibodies in the fetus. Continue reading