Chances are – you may be getting more than you need. It is a common belief that we need lots of protein, which can be true – to keep up performance, muscle and body’s functions. But with certain proteins also come a lot of calories, fat, cancer and arthritis causing properties.
Join me on April 4th at 6 PM
Lions and Lambs
Learn the facts on both animal and plant based protein sources, what you don’t know CAN hurt you
Learn what to look for on products, what all those labels mean and more!
Also find out how to best get the right amount for your needs and goals
$20 Member and Non-Members welcome
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Holistic Health Coach, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer.
Columnist Carrie Dennett provides five easy tips for controlling our diets.
If the road to success is paved with good intentions, I’ll wager that a good 75 percent of that pavement is poured from the intent to eat right and get in shape.
While people don’t set out to purposefully sabotage their efforts, an awful lot of derailment goes on, nonetheless. Sometimes it’s because we’re just not thinking; sometimes it’s because we’re overthinking.
I’ve made every one of the following mistakes at some point. What about you?
• Failing to plan. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and those sketchy eating habits you’d like to change weren’t either. Changing habits can be hard work, so thinking you can turn yourself into a healthier eater without a game plan is guaranteed to leave you spinning your wheels. If you don’t have a plan, you will slip into “default mode” (aka your old habits) time and time again. (more…)
By Dr. Oz
Consider these foods your anti-aging staples. As a rule, fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, two powerful plant-based antioxidants, will remove the free radicals from your skin and body that cause you to age prematurely. A well-balanced diet can help you lose weight, live longer and feel fitter. But it can also help you look younger. Forget the fountain of youth. Load up a plate at the feel-better buffet and turn back the clock on a full (and happy) stomach.
Black garlic helps to repair age-damaged skin. Uniquely colored due to its fermentation process, black garlic contains double the antioxidants as regular garlic and can be eaten raw. It strengthens and restores skin cells damaged by the aging process. Use it in place of regular garlic in most recipes.
Jicama is a crisp root vegetable that can help fight crow’s feet by boosting collagen and fighting wrinkles. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C. Try it either raw or cooked.
Jerusalem artichoke can help to fade the appearance of under-eye circles. Their beauty secret is iron – they contain five times more iron as potatoes. Eating them can help to correct an iron deficiency, a common cause of paleness that makes your under-eye bags more apparent. (more…)
EASY GINGER SOBA NOODLES
I’m making this today for a busy week ahead. Check it out! delicious and healthy. I am adding fresh spinach and some fish (salmon) for a complete meal (I chose to leave out the tofu in mine this time) – something to look forward to in my lunch tomorrow. Serve cold or hot!
Health Coach, Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer
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Ginger Soba Noodles
You can certainly make the dressing a day or two ahead of time. Just give it a good shake and a taste before using – then adjust the salt and balance if needed.
12 oz / 340 g dried soba noodles
1 tablespoon freshly grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup / 2.5 oz / 70 g chopped white onion
1 teaspoon mirin (optional)
2 teaspoons brown sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 celery stalk, strings removed, then chopped
1/3 cup / 80 sunflower oil or untoasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons of chopped tarragon, plus more to taste
a few big handfuls of cubed tofu, pan-fried or baked until golden
1/3 cup + toasted squash seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, or sesame seeds
Cook the soba noodles in well salted water, drain, rinse under cold water, and shake off as much of the water as possible.
In the meantime, make the dressing by combining the ginger, toasted sesame oil, lemon zest and juice, onion, mirin, sugar, salt, vinegar, celery, and sunflower oil in a food processor. Blend until very smooth, then press aggressively through a strainer. Taste and tweak a bit if needed – the dressing should have a bit of bite, and an edge. It’ll hit the pasta and you want it to be able to cut the starchiness. Set the dressing aside.
In a large bowl, toss the soba noodles with most of the tarragon, the tofu, most of the squash seeds/nuts, and about 2/3 of the dressing. Really get in there and toss well. Add more dressing if needed (I use all of it), and season again until the noodles are to your liking. It’s nice to serve this with a few wedges of lemon on the side, or a bit of brown rice vinegar. Finish with the remaining tarragon and seeds.
Serves 4 – 6.
I often wish I could let go more, care a little less about things and live in the moment more. We are always learning and growing… Check out this article on 12 things happy people do differently, try 3 of the tips on the list that you have not done this week. I challenge you to practice those 3 habits daily.
Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness. These are things that we can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives. (Check out her book The How of Happiness.) (more…)
As promised in my earlier post – here are some whole grain recipes for you to try. Low in fat, high in protein. Make this weekend , for a busy week ahead. Fuel through your busy day – breakfast and lunch ! I like the quinoa porridge for dinner as well !
- Honey Harvest Quinoa Porridge
1 1/3 cups quinoa
2 2/3 cups water
1 Apple – cored and cut into chunks
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup lowfat milk – plus more for serving
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Put quinoa in a mesh strainer – rinse under tap. Put rinsed quinoa in a saucepan with the water
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 mins. Add apple chunks and cranberries and continue to cook, covered under loe heat until water is absorbed – bout 10 mins
When quinoa is cooked, stir in 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp honey and the cinnamon- cook until milk is heated – bout 2 mins
Spoon into cereal bowls- top with goodness of your choice, I like bananas and chopped almonds, and a tsp of raw cacao!
Waldorf Salad with Steel-Cut Oats
* YIELD: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad).
* 1 cup steel-cut oats, rinsed and drained
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
* 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
* 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
* 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
* 1 1/2 cups torn radicchio
* 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
Tip – to save time, cut out roasting the walnuts. Just sprinkle them raw on top.
1. Combine oats, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 7 minutes (do not stir) or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Place oats in a medium bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Combine walnuts, honey, and red pepper in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes or until nuts are fragrant and honey is slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.
3. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add dressing, apple, radicchio, and grapes to oats; toss well. Place 1 1/2 cups oat mixture on each of 4 plates, and top each serving with about 3 tablespoons walnut mixture
If you came to my Stop the War on Carbs, the above title would make sense to you. For those of you that weren’t able to make it last Wednesday — we covered eating for energy and a leaner build, also keeping your digestive tract healthy.
Did you know that it takes good amount of your daily energy just to digest your food? Would you like more energy? Eating foods your body knows.. whole foods, and less processed foods help keep digestion efficient. My clients often find as they clean up their diet, they get a lot more energy.
There are foods that optimize digestion and give you good enzymes to give your gut some help. If you are interested in these, you can contact me @ email@example.com – to make a health history appointment, we sit down and talk about your goals, obstacles and current habits – and how I can support you to better health!
Some of the main take home points -and helpful tools (more…)
Passing on a second helping of dessert may not only maintain your waistline but also your memory.
A new study found that elderly people who ate more calories a day had a higher risk of a type of memory loss called mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
2 weeks ago I held a workshop on Superfoods. These are the top 10 most naturally powerful (health boosting) foods on the Planet – We covered Coconut and it’s properties.. But I wanted to give you some research that will not only benefit you – but your elders as well. Need ways to implement coconut into your daily diet? Contact Me – Breanne Curran AADP CHHC firstname.lastname@example.org
Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease
From Well Being Journal (Nov/Dec 2011 ) By Bruce Fife, N.D.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for Alzheimer’s may be
sitting on your cupboard shelf.
Recently a medical doctor
neurodegeneration while researching a new drug.
From time to time I receive testimonials from people
who attest that coconut oil helped them or a family member
overcome neurological problems. These problems
include Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism,
dementia, epilepsy, and various emotional disorders. Of
these conditions, the effects of coconut oil or the fatty
acids in coconut oil on epilepsy are the most thoroughly
studied and documented. However, new research on Alzheimer’s
disease has shown that coconut oil may be the
best alternative treatment for this otherwise untreatable
condition. REST OF ARTICLE BELOW .. AND AVAILABLE THROUGH LINK
We’ve long known that the Mediterranean diet is good for the heart. Now, it may be good for the brain as well. (more…)
Happy Valentines Day!
Did you happen to read my previous post on Raw Cacao? Check it out for what Cacao is and where to find it.
I wanted to continue on Valentines Day with my love of Cacao and it’s benefits for all. Cacao is the number One Superfood. So we all know that chocolate is a big Valentines gift.. why? Well it makes us feel good and makes us happy! Why? – read on!
More than anything else cacao ( raw chocolate) supports the heart , in a literal and metaphysical and spiritual sense. Aztecs called cacao ” yollotl eztli” which means heart blood !
Cacao supports a healthy cardio system: It opens the heart, returns you to a natural state of feeling (awareness) . Cacao contains the highest concentration of antioxidants in the world ! Including polyphenols and catechins.
By weight, cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai, pomegranetes and goji berries combined.
Cacao is the # 1 source of magnesium, when the body has enough magnesium veins and arteries breathe a sigh of relief and relax! Resistance is decreased and flow of blood oxygen nutrients flow through the body easier. (more…)
CACAO ! CHOCOLATE IN THE RAW
Cacao (Raw Chocolate) — The seed/nut of a fruit of an Amazonian tree, cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet, the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium and is also extremely high in PEA, theobromine (cardiovascular support), and anandamide (“bliss chemical”). Raw Chocolate improves cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood and energy, and increases longevity.
Last Wednesday, at the SUPERFOODS workshop I spoke of the powers of Cacao.. Raw Chocolate. Later I heard from others that they love that I recommend Dark Chocolate…. NOT COMPLETELY TRUE
I want to clear up the confusion of Chocolate and Cacao.
Chocolate is altered Cacao and it has MANY less nutrients and minerals. Americans have taken magnificent Cacao and added sugar and milk – removing most of its powers for the human body.
RAW Cacao Is a raw food. Real Cacao has enzymes that tell it to go to the brain and the bone and it strengthens bone and improves thought processes.
Milk Chocolate = altered cacao (dairy and sugar). Less nutrients. It will
1. Draw draw minerals out of the body, cause blood sugar disorders, dehydration and is highly addictive – making you do more and more harm.
So the antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin c, essential fatty acids, endorphins, tryptophan, serotonin and fiber – are not in your swiss mix or your Hershey Bar.
Read on for ways to find Raw Cacao..
Did you know that eating more mineral dense and nutrient dense foods decreases Bad Food Cravings? Join me at our next BOOST support group Feb 29th @ 6 PM on ways to implement superfoods, clear up any confusion on how to find and use them and what really are antioxidants? (more…)
Eat right, all the time. There’s no better way to maximize the benefits of physical activity.
There’s no shortage of information out there about what to eat to maximize the benefits of your workout.
Open a fitness magazine or ask your buddies at the gym, and you’re sure to get enough tips and tricks to make your head spin. Your brother swears by his protein shakes, while your co-worker loads up on coffee before a workout. Your best friend eats a solid breakfast before her spin class, but the guy on the StairMaster next to you claims it’s a sin to eat a single bite before you sweat.
But ask an expert, someone who really understands the relationship between what we put in our bodies and what we get out of a workout, and the answer is simple: Eat right, all the time. There’s no better way to maximize the benefits of physical activity, period. (more…)
Join me this Sunday Lululemon ! The 22nd At 9:30 Am I will be hanging out at the store in University Village, for an hour.
Learn the basics and benefits of Kettlebell! I will be leading a workshop on the benefits and techniques of kettlebell. Learn how it can help you lose weight, tone up and decrease risk of injuries! It’s helped me rehab from hip and knee issues. It’s quick , efficient, fun and legal! You will be doing some basic movements. – You may break a sweat
I will also give info at the end on my nutritional services and how I support others as a Health Coach and Nutrition Specialist. This is all free! At Lululemon, Sunday 9:30-10:30 am (store opens for business at 11 AM)
Hope to see you there!
AADP CHC, NS, NSCA CPT
I’ll make this simple. Eggs are good for you! The WHOLE THING (don’t eat the shell)
They are good for your heart, eyes, brain, they fight against cancer (specifically colon cancer) and bad cholesterol (LDL) . They help you digest fat and proteins . Eggs also help you build healthy hair, nails and skin.
Want to know how? And why how they got framed in the past with bad cholesterol? It’s also important to be getting the right kind of eggs! Read on for all these answers! Knowledge is Power
This is what Chicken McNuggets look like — Seriously!
From the site: VegNews.com This photo below has been extensively passed around the web today, and for good reason: it’s a peak into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR).
Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.
This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc…
The industry calls this method AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery.
Once the “chicken” has been processed, it has to be soaked in ammonia (to kill all the bacteria), then flavoring has to be added (because otherwise it tastes like s**t), and it has to be dyed, because people would freak out if their McNuggets were creamed-strawberry colored (the color of flesh and blood).
And then you feed it to small children. Scary!
Find out good and bad protein sources – what to look for, that can save your life! At my April Nutrition Workshop at the MAC ( www.macseattle.com – under Nutrition Tab ) Lions and Lambs.
Every month learn nutrition information and health saving tips to keep you thriving, seeing results and happy!
And READ MY NEXT POST here.. and on the MAC blog – on Eggs, what are they good for?
November 10, 2011 Brown Rice: Not Just for Hippies Anymore By MARK BITTMAN
In 1969, I ate my first bowl of plain, boiled brown rice, then proceeded to live on it for a week, replicating the diet of a hippie girl to whom I hoped to demonstrate my sex appeal. (It didn’t work.) Twenty years later, brown rice became a minor but regular part of my repertory.
Now brown rice has not only lost its hippie stigma; it has also become sort of de rigueur, though it’s mostly relegated to a dull side dish served underneath or next to something more interesting — stir-fries, stews, chili — a worthy if obligatory “healthful” substitute for white rice.
It need not be this way. There are dozens of brown-rice varieties, because “brown” simply means “hulled but not stripped of bran layers.” Brown basmati has the same nutty aroma as white, with more chew; most brown short-grains release starch, just like arborio; most brown long-grains cook just like “regular” rice; and black, mahogany, purple, red — all those novelty rices are “brown” and can be treated in pretty much the same ways, and those ways are myriad.
Like white rice, all brown rice must be cooked in liquid, but depending on timing and ratio of rice to liquid — plus, of course, what you add to it — the final dish will vary considerably. Add water to cover by about an inch and a pinch of salt to long-grain brown rice, cover, simmer until the rice is tender and dry and you have the perfect base for a hearty salad. Sauté the rice in oil or butter before adding liquid, and you have pilaf. (The toasting results in perfectly fluffy, separate, flavorful grains.)
Things get really interesting when you use short-grain rice and go for something closer to a creamy, porridgelike stew that makes a terrific breakfast (add even more water for congee) or basis for dinner. Or, add slightly less water, cook until the grains burst — this usually takes at least an hour — and you end up with a thick batter for pancakes: no eggs, flour or dairy required.
Or boil it, eat it plain and see if you become a chick magnet. Read on for recipes (more…)
What are you committed to this year?
Do you know that while exercise is crucial to losing weight and staying healthy, it’s definitely not the biggest piece to the puzzle.
Research shows that with exercise alone… you can expect to lose 1-2 lbs a month.. Sad, really.
So what does work?
FOCUS ON NUTRITION AND EATING HABITS
With a program that combines both nutrition coaching and an exercise program, you can expect to lose 5x more fat in one month.
When it comes to losing fat and getting in shape, the majority of the focus is on nutrition and health habits.
Lesson 1 : Find a Big Motivator
To accomplish your goals , you must have motivation from inside, find a reason “WHY?!” a real purpose and a sense of why getting in shape is important to you .
Lesson 2: Do One Small Thing Every Day
Point here is, if it matters to you – you will have focus and consistency.
But – only choose one thing to focus on at a time! Most people try and change to much at once. That has been proven to not change anything at all. With more likelihood of accomplishing changes, they will stay with you. And don’t worry – once you master one – you can move to the next.
Lesson 3: Focus on Actions
It’s hard to control outcomes, but you can control your actions that lead to the outcomes.
Rather than focusing on losing 30lbs and hanging your confidence on that scale… Focus on your actions, the small daily things that you do consistently that builds your health.
Actions practiced daily build up over time and yield amazing results!
Lesson 4: With Knowledge Comes Power.
Stay informed on best nutrition choices for your health and goals. Food changes everything. Did you know that some elements in your diet actually steal from the good nutrients you are putting in? What really are anti-oxidants? What should you look for on your protein source labels? Want to look younger and decrease risk of alzheimers and cancer? Food affects how we think, move and feel. What are you missing out on?
Lesson 5: Keep Accountable and Supported
People who have support from others and check in points achieve more results and quicker, than if they went at it alone. With support and a check ins you can connect with people and stay on track when you’re excited, confused or wondering what to do next.
Boost your Fitness and Wellness this 2012
Eat Better, Impress your friends. See total body transformations with
accountability and support!
BOOST WELLNESS AT MAGNUSON ATHLETIC CLUB CAN GET YOU TO YOUR GOALS! Group Wellness Workshops – Twice a month
By Julie Upton, RD, Prevention
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
An extra serving of sweet potatoes, a sliver of pecan pie, a Campari cocktail or two. By itself, each of these festive splurges seems so innocent. But like holiday presents, dietary indulgences come at a cost. Most of us never lose the 1 to 2 pounds we gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve–and over the years, they add up. The damage is even worse when December’s hearty eating patterns take hold and last well into spring, as they often do.
That is why we developed this 3-day quick weight loss plan–to get you out of party excess mode and put you on a healthy eating track for the new year. It’s simple, fast, and effective. Stick with it and you will have those extra pounds gone before you take down a single decoration.
Goal #1: Break the Sugar Cycle
The Splurge: Those dreams of sugarplums dancing in your head may be more like a nightmare brought on by too many sweet treats. While experts used to dismiss the notion of sugar addiction, a growing body of research suggests that the sweet stuff can hijack the same brain circuitry that’s affected by drugs and alcohol, leading to a vicious cycle of cravings and binges. And holiday desserts with high levels of both sugar and fat provide a double whammy. The sugar hooks you, while the fat piles on the pounds.
The Solution: Eliminate desserts that are rich in sugar and fat for at least 3 days–7 to 10 would be even better. This will help quell cravings while you start to reestablish a taste for naturally sweet foods, such as fruit and starchy vegetables.
Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions
Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Total: 40 Minutes
Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes
- 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 6 ounces red pearl onions, halved lengthwise and peeled
- 1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1. Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans in a large bowl; set aside.
- 2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add broth, vinegar, and sugar; bring to a boil. Simmer 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add beans, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Nutritional InformationAmount per serving
- Calories: 56
- Fat: 1.6g
- Saturated fat: 0.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 1.7g
- Carbohydrate: 9.8g
- Fiber: 2.8g
- Cholesterol: 4mg
- Iron: 0.9mg
- Sodium: 149mg
- Calcium: 34mg
MAN IN THE MIRROR - you’ve got to get it right while you’ve got the time
This morning I had a call with a client who had tearfully told me how she wished that she had known how important our food choices were, when she was younger. You see her father passed when he was 36 from Cancer. And after doing some research she came to realize how important diet and lifestyle habits are , and how him changing his habits earlier in his life could have very well saved him. Because of this, she is making changes in her own life and seeing me for Health Coaching/ Nutrition Counseling.
This was immensely meaningful to me. It reaffirmed that I love what I get to do daily, help people improve the quality of their own lives by the little choices we make. I could also relate to her, as I became a health coach after realizing that my friends and family members were suffering from depression, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Are these diseases preventable – absolutely !
We are a product of all our Movements. Every step and reach you make, every gulp and bite you take , even the thoughts you think – make up your well-being!
I get to help people become healthier, happier and achieve their goals – by working on all these little movements they make. I help people improve the quality of their own lives- how cool is that? !
I know this post is a little cheesy/ Oprah like, but I wanted to share that with you
It also led me to put on my favorite song – ” Man in the Mirror” – Michael Jackson. We all know it but have you really listened to the words? I have them in my next post- mostly if inspires me because it is so true – and confirms that by being our best we have the power to change things around us. There is no glass ceiling – only the one you create.
Yours in Health,
YOU CANNOT OUTTRAIN A CRAPPY DIET! I became a health coach for myself and my clients, to reach my goals and satisfy my curiosities – and to get other people better results. One constant frustration of mine that my clients work on in health coaching – Is preparing healthy meals. You know you should, but why don’t so many of us?
Scroll down and click on NY Times Opinion to read : ” Is Junk food really cheaper”
Great article by Mark Bittman of The MinimalistIncludes Insights such as:“The addiction to processed food is the result of decades of vision and hard work by the industry. For 50 years, says David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of “The End of Overeating,” companies strove to create food that was “energy-dense, highly stimulating, and went down easy. They put it on every street corner and made it mobile, and they made it socially acceptable to eat anytime and anyplace. They created a food carnival, and that’s where we live. And if you’re used to self-stimulation every 15 minutes, well, you can’t run into the kitchen to satisfy that urge.”HOW do you change a culture? The answers, not surprisingly, are complex. “Once I look at what I’m eating,” says Dr. Kessler, “and realize it’s not food, and I ask ‘what am I doing here?’ that’s the start. It’s not about whether I think it’s good for me, it’s about changing how I feel. And we change how people feel by changing the environment.”
Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
by Mark Bittman
NY Times Opinion
THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
Food changes EVERYTHING!
BREANNE CURRAN Nutrition Specialist and Health Coach, NSCA Personal Trainer
As a nutrition counsellor and personal trainer at the MAC – I always find it inspiring, when there is solid proof that ailments and pain can be cured through proper nutrients.
If you have sciatica – maybe you should look past how you are moving and consider what you are eating….
For Healthy Resources in town – Check out these cafe’s with amazing and delicious choices!
Woman finds tangible health benefits from uncooked foods
By Jeanne Millsap For The Herald-News November 1, 2011 6:16PM
Joliet resident Linda Hodges has switched to a diet of raw foods and has seen numerous health benefits, including an end to sciatica pain. She also lost 30 pounds
JOLIET — Linda Hodges of Joliet said she got to where she could hardly make her bed in the morning for the burning sciatica pain in her hip and shooting down her leg. The pain had gradually worsened to a point where she knew she had to do something or lose her mobility completely.
Her husband passed along a suggestion from a friend to try an out-of-state, live-in health institute that had done the friend a lot of good. The center’s treatment was “raw living foods.” It was better than surgery, Hodges thought, and she gave it a try.
Surprisingly, Hodges found a diet of natural vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and sprouts was not as bad as she thought. After only one night there, she asked her husband if it would be alright to extend her two-week stay to a four-week one.
“Our dinner that first night was salmon pate stuffed with red peppers,” she said. “The food was delicious. After four days of eating living raw foods and exercising on a mini-trampoline, my sciatica was gone, and I went out and went walking four miles. Before that, I couldn’t even walk across my house.”
Read on! For Easy Raw recipes – and more on this article
20 reasons why sugar ruins your health
Read on to find out how sugar affects us in so many ways (refined sugar, not natural sugars) Don’t know what that means?