Alkaline Foods for Raw Vibrant Health

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Raw Alkaline Foods

Healthy energy, good digestion, proper weight, and freedom from pain and disease depend in large part on the pH balance of the body, which in turn is largely determined by diet choices.

Superior health depends on eating at least 70% alkaline forming foods. In general this can be easily achieved by consuming plenty of fresh raw organic vegetables and fruits, and avoiding sugary foods Continue reading

What to Eat to Lose Weight and Feel Great

by Marc Kaplan

I transitioned to a primarily whole food, plant-based, non-dairy, raw diet in August of 2010 and lost 17 pounds in five weeks. This was the largest detoxification program that I have ever done. The biggest difference for me was that I was not looking for just a quick fix weight loss diet but I was ready to shift to a healthier diet for the rest of my life.

I was a compassionate vegetarian and I was still overweight with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Continue reading

Carbohydrates: How carbohydrates fit into a healthy diet.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap, especially when it comes to weight gain. But carbohydrates aren’t all bad. Because of their numerous health benefits, carbohydrates have a rightful place in your diet. In fact, your body needs carbohydrates to function well. But some carbohydrates may be better for you than others. Understand more about carbohydrates and how to choose healthy carbohydrates. Continue reading

Glorious Greens

by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Green vegetables are the foods most missing in modern diets. Learning to cook and eat greens is essential to creating health. When you nourish yourself with greens, you will naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Greens help build your internal rain forest and strengthen the blood and respiratory systems. They are especially good for city people who rarely see fields of green in open countryside. Green is associated with spring, the time of renewal, refreshment and vital energy. In Asian medicine, green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity. 

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Interactive Guide to Reading Food Labels

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Nutrition Facts label is a boxed panel required by the Food and Drug Administration on most packaged food and beverage products. The Nutrition Facts label provides detailed information about the nutrient content of the product. The label — sometimes called the nutrition information panel — is intended to help you make healthier choices. The required information is standard, but the specific nutrients vary depending on the food product.

You can read the Nutrition Facts label to determine the amounts of such nutrients as fat, sodium and fiber in specific products. Knowing this information can help you decide Continue reading

Cholesterol: Top 4 foods to lower your numbers


Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of walnuts or even a baked potato topped with some heart-healthy margarine? A few simple tweaks to your diet — like these — may be enough to lower your cholesterol to a healthy level and help you stay off medications.

1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods
Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces Continue reading

Top 10 Cleansing Foods

by Aracelly Clouse

Apples: Apples are high in pectin, which is a type of fiber that binds to heavy metals in the body and helps eliminate toxic buildup while cleansing the intestines. Add apples to smoothies, or if you are in a hurry, grab one on the go. Not as tender as berries, an apple can withstand being transported in a lunch bag without too much bruising.

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by Carmen Ugas

Water is an essential nutrient.  70% of our body and 90% of our brain are composed of water and this vital fluid needs to be replenished on a daily basis in order for our organs to function properly and for our cells to remain healthy.  There are 100 trillion cells in our body, and certain vital body processes like digestion, absorption and/or distribution of nutrients, and the elimination of Continue reading

Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health

By Mayo Clinic staff
When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst type of fat. Unlike other fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your “good” (HDL) cholesterol.A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. Here’s some information about trans fat and how to avoid it.
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