How can I eat without sugar? In the United States, sugar is everywhere and in everything. Oftentimes sugar is an added ingredient that just doesn't make sense. The daily recommendation for sugar intake over 2 years of age is less than 10% of your daily calories. But, it can be found in your breakfast cereal, in your crackers, in your flavored water, and your cup of soup. Sugar has taken over in food production and is a double-edged sword. It may worsen health, but it tastes really good, and sugary foods fly off grocery store shelves. So, this means [...]
(See below for my favorite desert: Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe) There are so many reasons - and so many ways - to love avocado. A culinary delight, avocados provide up to 20 nutrients including fiber, vitamins K, C and E, as well as folate, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. In fact, they actually have four times more potassium than bananas! Unlike most fruits, avocado is low in carbohydrates and high in a healthy plant fat called oleic acid. Like olive oil, oleic acid has been linked to health benefits such as reducing inflammation, protecting cells against cancer, and reducing [...]
Heart disease kills an estimated 17.9 million people globally each year, it's a good idea to take care of your heart!
Methylation is an essential biochemical process that happens in every cell. We need our methylation processes to be working correctly to optimize our health!
There has not been a more helpful tool for health and wellbeing than intermittent fasting while eating a clean healthy whole foods diet. It has been successful to reverse pre-diabetes, lose weight, reduce aches and inflammation in the body, increase energy and to get control of cravings, that endless need to snack. Also the discipline it takes to do this has helped many in other areas of their life as well. It is not our fault, we have been brainwashed. The food industry it's FDA approved processed foods are really not on our side in many ways. Not only [...]
Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade Exercise can cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Having a body that combats inflammation well is key. Most are aware, a diet rich in plant nutrients and omega 3 foods such as wild salmon, is important to keep inflammation low. Also, limiting processed foods, fried foods, sugars, alcohol and red meat can help, too. When it comes to supplements, it can be a hassle to surf the shelves and wonder which is best. After a long look at the research, the following supplements rise to the top. [...]
In May 2010 in Archives of Internal Medicine, a study with 583 men and women found that eating 67 grams or 2.4 ounces of nuts each day lowered total cholesterol by 5%, lowered LDL by 7 percent and improved the LDL to HDL ratio and lowered triglycerides in people with high blood fats by an astounding 21%. This makes sense due to the content of phytosterols, anti-oxidants and healthy unsaturated fat content of nuts. The study also concluded that the type of nut didn’t matter! Remember for a free consult, contact the office at 480-607-0299, or email me directly. [...]