Controversial Ingredients to Avoid

Controversial Ingredients to Avoid

Controversial ingredients can be found in almost all processed foods on market shelves today. This is because quick and portable foods are now the norm in modern society. Whether it’s a toaster pastry, a tube of yogurt, a can of cola, or an individually-wrapped slice of cheese – chances are that the product is heavily processed and contains various additives and chemicals to preserve its shelf life. Did you know that these convenient foods – which commonly come with...

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How Do Toxins Affect Your Body?

How Do Toxins Affect Your Body?

I’ve been asked a few times if diabetes in linked to toxic build up in the body, so I decided to do some research on the subject.  Let me share with you what I learned. There are many studies to date that show that the more toxin build up there is in the person’s body, the more they are at risk of developing diabetes.  So, right now diabetes is considered to be the number one problem so many people face today.  It also happens to be one of the worst diseases...

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Lifestyle As Medicine

Lifestyle As Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine (LM) can be defined as a therapeutic use of evidence-based lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent lifestyle related diseases. This type of approach empowers individuals with the knowledge and life skills to make effective behavior changes that address the underlying causes of their condition (American College of Lifestyle Medicine). Basic Lifestyle Medicine Intervention Guidelines LM is based on scientific evidence that the body will heal itself...

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Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Have you ever wondered what activated charcoal is or how you can transform your health using it?  Activated charcoal, or “activated carbon,” is a form of carbon.  It’s an odorless and tasteless powder that is nontoxic to the body and the environment.  It’s been carefully processed to have very small pores that help engage in chemical reactions.  But it also helps to increase its absorption and expelling of elements, hence the name “active.” Activated...

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What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

A quick overview Advanced Glycation End Products, or AGEs are harmful compounds that are formed when proteins or fats combine with sugar in the bloodstream.   They also go by the name glycotoxins.  Exogenous AGEs are found in foods that you put into your body as breakfast, lunch and dinner.  As opposed to endogenous AGEs, exogenous AGEs are not formed in the body, but are ingested.  AGEs also accumulate naturally as you age. The pathological problem happens due to their...

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Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

When cooking and reheating foods quickly, most people will turn to the microwave to get the job done.  Homes today have built-in microwave ovens.  They come in all sizes and colors.  Reheating food by microwaving is fast, convenient, uses less energy, recommended by food manufacturers.  But as I often share in my posts, there is always a catch to today’s modern conveniences–and microwaving food is no exception.  There are hidden dangers...

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How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1)  It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...

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The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, are becoming a real problem in the U.S. and are contributing to a number of illnesses and deaths.  Even though they are a known health concern, why does the U.S. continue to modify our food today?  These are questions that have been asked for years, with few answers. For the last 50+ years, genetic engineering has been promoted as the solution to end… World hunger (i.e. yield). Malnutrition (i.e. nutrient content). Herbicide...

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