Switching to a raw food diet, also known as a “living food” diet, can have significant health and wellness benefits, from increasing energy and weight loss to disease prevention and minimizing the degenerative conditions of aging. A raw food diet consists of eating fully uncooked and unprocessed food, but can include food preparation techniques such as fermenting, spiralizing, dehydrating, and blending. And because there is little to no heat applied in the raw food kitchen, foods are kept “living,” which preserves the integrity of many nutrients. Some raw “cooking” techniques, such as sprouting and fermenting, unlock valuable nutrients, making an ingredient more digestible. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Creamy Raw Avocado Soup”
Last week findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that nearly one-third of FDA approved drugs from 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues years after the medications were made widely available to patients.
The study identified 123 drugs that had safety issues arise after FDA approval. Of those:
• 3 were withdrawn due to safety concerns.
• 61 had received boxed warnings about serious side effects (the strictest warning put in the labeling of prescription drugs or drug products by the FDA Continue reading “Concerns About FDA Approved Drugs”
I find it amazing that people who are so loving, kind, and generous to others are often so hard on themselves – especially women. We keep going and giving even when there’s nothing left. Somewhere along the way, we learned that taking care of ourselves was selfish and self-centered. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth.
It’s not selfish, it’s self-preservation. When you take the time to nurture and care for yourself, you are actually in a much better position to help others.
It’s important to make your health, well-being, and sanity a priority. Understanding the difference between what brings you joy, purpose and passion Continue reading “Why Taking Care of Yourself Isn’t Selfish… It’s Self-Preservation”
If you want improved brain function, get up and move. A recent review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that as little as 45 minutes of exercise per week can improve brain function in your 50s and older.
This is MAJOR! In the past studies have found that exercise has a hand in slowing cognitive decline but this review has showed that exercise improves brain function, even in people who already have mild cognitive impairment.
The study looked at the benefits of exercises which combined both elements of aerobic and resistance training, such as circuits, tai chi, yoga and weight training. Continue reading “Exercise Improves Brain Function”
Smoothies are a great way to start the day. Quick to make and easy to take with you, they are also a fantastic way to jam-pack nutrients into your body. Combining coconut water, kefir and beets with some fruit and mint, this superfood smoothie will keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Coconut water is high in naturally occurring electrolytes, especially potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals are highly alkaline-forming, supporting the body’s proper pH balance and optimal metabolic function.
Kefir offers a very tangy flavor to the shake. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Detox Smoothie”