Flaxseeds are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid omega-3. Compelling evidence suggests it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Some call it one of the “most powerful plant foods on the planet”.
Intermittent fasting is an eating schedule where you rotate between periods of eating and fasting. Did you know that intermittent fasting is perhaps the best thing you could do for your health? Fasting puts your body into repair mode at the cellular level and can regenerate your entire immune system.
The combination ofhas many incredible health benefits such as detoxifying the body, boosting the immune system, preventing cancer, balancing pH levels, helping with digestion and more.
I remember, as a kid, the sound of the meter-man coming to read out utility meter. He had a huge key chain on his waste with what looked like 100’s of keys. You could hear it jingle from down the block. I particularly remember the meter-man because my dog Benji (who was the sweetest people dog ever) would turn crazy and wild to get the meter-man (my dad said Benji was maced by a meter-man as a puppy and desperately wanted revenge).
Breast cancer can be a very serious thing, and in many cases, early detection is key for a successful recovery. Thus, women in America have been told that a yearly mammogram is the best thing to do. But like all things, there are pluses and minuses. However, unfortunately, like many things we are just told what to do without hearing the minuses. Mammograms fall into this category for a couple of reasons.
If you are old enough you can remember when all chicken in the US was basically organic. I can remember when Kentucky Fried Chicken was even good chicken! But then in the late 80’s and early 90’s (along with a name change) the chicken became gelatinous with less meat on the bone and more tendons. The same can be said with the chicken we buy in the store. That is because, as to no surprise, US chicken started to have a ton of man-made and chemical processing and farming techniques imposed on it. Many of these techniques resulted in radically changing the nutritional value of chicken… and its safety!
Though it has been banned twice by the FDA, Aspartame is currently found in over 6,000 product worldwide. Since it is 200 times sweeter than sugar, it is often used in diet soft drinks, low calorie yogurts and other foods and beverages that want to claim, “low calorie” while still offering a sweet flavor. Unfortunately, the product has been linked to severe health issues including brain damage, which will be explained further. For now, let’s look at a brief history of Aspartame.
According the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Obesity (yes obesity is a disease) is an all too common disease state for Americans (and for people from countries all over the world). The U.S. obesity rate is more than one-third (36.5 %). For some groups like non-Hispanic blacks the rate is much higher (48.1%) and for Hispanics (42.5%). In Mexico, the world’s most obese nation, 7 in 10 adults are overweight (that’s nearly 70% of the adult population)! There are also economic factors such as the fact that higher income men tend to be more overweight than lower income men, the opposite is true for women with lower income women being more overweight then higher income women.