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15
Jul

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3
Dec

Are You Ready For A Healthy Holiday For A Change?

What Is Your Holidays Mindset?

There will be holiday parties at work, school, with family and friends. The goodies will be abundant … most full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

Will you be among those who say…

“It’s the holidays. I’m just going to enjoy the food and festivities and think about getting healthy in January.”

Are you going to let yourself put on an extra five or ten pounds thinking you’ll lose it after the first of the year when you make those New Year’s resolutions that you never keep? And that five pounds accumulates every year so that you’ve added an extra 20, 30 or 50 pounds that you don’t know how to get rid of because all the diets you’ve tried have been a dismal failure?

Or are you going to take charge of your health this holiday season?

You can enjoy the fun and festivities and still have a healthy holiday.

Here are a few tips …

Prepare healthy holiday foods. Last time, I gave you a great many suggestions for healthy Thanksgiving fare. The same foods that are healthy for Thanksgiving can also be prepared for the upcoming holidays this month. If you want some variety, different from Thanksgiving food choices, keep these points in mind …

  • Focus on healthy animal proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
  • Eat frequent small meals, every two or three hours, but don’t overeat. You can still have three main meals, but eat smaller portions to account for the between-meal snacks.
  • Choose healthy snack foods, like nuts and seeds, fruit and nuts, celery, carrot or apple slices with nut butter.

If you have to have those baked goodies, try some Paleo recipes using coconut flour instead of wheat or other grains.

Here’s a recipe for Nut Butter Bars from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Primal BluePrint Cookbook. (used with permission) page 196.

1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup hazelnuts
1 1/2 cups pecans
2/3 cup flax meal
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup unsalted almond butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Optional…
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or dried fruit

Place almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, flax meal, shredded coconut, nut butter, salt and molasses in a food processor. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to put in half of the nuts, pulse a few times and then add the rest. Process until the consistency is fairly smooth (but not completely) then slowly drizzle in the oil until a coarse paste forms. Stir in chocolate or dried ftuit, if using. Scrape the batter into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment and press down evenly to fill the pan. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably more, until bars harden.

Here’s a recipe for Carob Coconut Candy. I threw it together one night when I had a fierce chocolate craving. It’s been a favorite ever since.

So, here you have two healthy dessert recipes that you can use this holiday season to help keep your holidays healthy.

 

15
Nov

Healthy Holiday Fare

The holidays are just around the corner.

This is the time of year when we celebrate with family, friends, coworkers and FOOD! … Often the wrong kinds of  foods and frequently too much.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

You can celebrate and have healthy food that tastes great too!

Last time, in”Wake Up Call: Prevent Disease Before It is Too Late,” I wrote about how we’re dying younger than our parents. And the first place to look for the cause of our declining health is in the food we eat.

Our food today is refined, denatured, genetically engineered and sprayed heavily with toxic pesticides. Virtually all health-giving nutrients are processed out, with a few token synthetic nutrients added back to make you think you’re getting something good … but you’re not. There is almost nothing in so many of the foods on the market that will support vibrant health. If you keep eating these foods, the only possibility is poor health. And it’s happening at younger and younger ages today.

So, what are you supposed to eat?

There are a lot of healthy foods that will nourish your body and taste great too! Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, here’s a link to Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s the full fare from the turkey to the dessert. And yes, there are healthy desserts that you can eat on a healthy diet.

If these don’t suit your fancy, check out the Thanksgiving recipes and dozens of other healthy recipes I posted on my Healthy Eating Advisor blog.

To reverse the current trend of declining health and earlier death, you must eliminate the cause. By eating healthy, nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich foods, you will nourish your body and your health will start to improve.

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19
Oct

Getting Your Kids To Eat Healthy Food

Common complaints I hear from parents are …

  • My kids won’t eat vegetables.
  • My kids won’t eat fruit.
  • My kids won’t drink water.
  • My kids only want to eat at fast food restaurants.
  • My kids don’t like healthy food.

How do you get kids to eat healthy food?

First, it’s important to know that kids learn to like what they are taught to eat.

They like cookies, candy, chips, French fries, pizza and soda because they were given those foods by parents, relatives or friends.

Teaching kids to eat healthfully starts when they’re little, preferably before they’re born. The mom should make sure that all the food she eats not only while pregnant, but when thinking about getting pregnant, should be healthy and nourishing.

Ideally a child should be breast fed for at least one year, preferably two or longer. When the child is ready for solid foods, only healthy foods should be introduced. Skip the candy, ice cream, cake and cookies. This is where poor eating habits start.

When my daughter was a toddler, I used to do mommy-and-me gymnastics with her. One mom came with her son and a daughter less than a year old who stayed in a stroller during the class. To keep her little girl quiet, the mom used to give her red licorice to chew on. That mom was teaching her daughter to like candy, a substance that when eaten regularly over a lifetime will make her susceptible to developing a weak immune system, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

What if that mother had given her child some grapes, banana slices or cooked carrots instead? Then she would have been teaching her to like healthy foods.

If a child is only given healthy foods, they will develop their likes and dislikes for among the healthy foods and they WILL like healthy food.

Now, I understand that other people like to give your kids treats. They will just have to be trained … to only give your kids healthy, pre-approved foods and snacks.

When your children get to be school age and if they go to school, rather than be home-schooled, their teachers will have to be trained.

There are a few schools nationwide that serve only healthy food and only allow healthy food to be brought to school. They don’t even allow candy and cupcakes for birthdays. Now while some may think this is terrible, I think these schools should be set up as an example for all schools to imitate. The schools that have implemented this policy have shown more alertness among their students and better academic performance.

When kids learn healthy eating habits while young, they get a healthier start in life and their healthy eating habits will carry over into their teen and adult years and they will have better health to live a longer and healthier life.

What do you do now if your kids are not healthy eaters?

I have a tool, called “My Personal Food Planner” that you can use to transition to healthier eating habits. Print one out for every member of your family.

You will list the unhealthy foods you like to eat in the left column and healthy foods you like or would like to try, that you can substitute for the unhealthy one, in the three right columns.

Every day or every couple days, choose one unhealthy food that you are ready to  eliminate from your diet and substitute a healthy one. Keep doing this until you are no longer eating the unhealthy foods.

Let your school-age children make their own Personal Food Planners. Kids cooperate better if they know they have some control. For younger kids, sit down with them and let them tell you what foods they want to substitute, with a little help from you. Make this a family adventure … exploring new and healthier foods.

Here are some healthy recipes to help you get started.

My two favorite cookbooks are …

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

Nourishing Traditions

Click here for “Recommended Reading.”

26
Sep

Unhealthy Healthy Food

How can a food be both healthy and unhealthy at the same time?

There are dozens of articles about healthy food on the internet. Each list is a little different, but by and large, they all list foods that are reputed to have health-giving benefits.

If a food is rich in beneficial nutrients, how can it be unhealthy?

Joe had high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, adult-onset asthma, was borderline diabetic and significantly overweight. He was a yo-yo dieter and with each diet, he gained rather than lost weight. To say he was frustrated is an understatement.

Healthy foods like lettuce, onions, tomatoes, lemons and green peppers were part of Joe’s daily diet. But when he was tested for food sensitivities these very same healthy foods showed up on his list of unsafe foods. So regardless of the fact that these are normally considered healthy, for Joe, they were not. In fact when he eliminated his sensitive foods and followed a rotation diet, in less than four months, he lost 85 pounds, 16 inches on his waist and was able to stop taking his prescription medications.

Read more.

29
Jun

Find Healthy Food In Your Local Area

Do you have trouble finding organic or fresh local produce, dairy or meat? On numerous occasions I’ve spoken with people who’ve said that it’s just not available where they live.

Well, now there is a tool for you to find out just what really is available in your neck of the woods. I just discovered this the other day and I even found numerous resources for healthy local and organic food in my area that I was not aware of.

The Eat Well Guide is your resource to find local, sustainable and organic food in your area. Check it out here.

If you still can’t find healthy food locally, or not all the right things you want to buy, google “buy organic food online.” Here are a few sites that came up when I did…

The Green PolkaDot Box is an online organic buying club.

The Organic Consumer’s Association has a list of CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) on their website.

Beyond Organic has the highest quality organic beef, dairy, chocolate, functional beverages and water. The Beyond Organic standards exceed the USDA organic standards and some of the products available through Beyond Organic are not available anywhere else in the U.S. And the Beyond Organic products are so delicious.

These days, healthy organic food is available to everyone in the U.S., no matter where you live. You just have to know where to look to find it.

I hope these resources will help you find healthier food for yourself and your family.

 

14
Jun

Warning Californians!

The Biotech Industry Does NOT Want You To Know What Is In Your Food.

You will have the opportunity to vote for the labeling of GMO foods in California in the upcoming November election.

The biotech industry is planning on spending tens of millions of dollars to convince you to vote NO. They know that most people want to know if their  food contains GMOs and that people will choose not to buy food with GMO ingredients. This has already happened in Europe.

Forty countries in the world require the labeling of GMOs, but not the U.S. It is time for full disclosure.

We have the right to know what’s in our food.

We have the right to choose whether we want to eat food with GMOs.

Click here to read “GM CROPS – JUST THE SCIENCE” … scientific studies about GMOs.

26
Apr

A Startling Fact About Your Health

I have some exciting news to share with you. This may totally transform your health. But first, let me ask you a few questions …

  • Do you look and feel as well as you’d like?
  • Are you full of energy and feeling vibrantly alive every day?
  • How’s your weight? Is it in the ideal range for your height and bone structure?
  • Have you been free of prescription drugs and OTC medications for five years or longer?

If you answered a resounding “Yes” to each of these questions, you don’t need to read the rest of this article. Just forward it on to someone you know who would like to look or feel better.

But if you answered “No” to just one of the above questions, read on. This could be the key to turn your health around. It may even save your life.

Let’s get down to business here and talk about “health facts.”

Everyone needs to eat. Food and water are two of the most basic essentials you need to live and have a healthy body. You know the importance of healthy eating, even if you’re not eating as healthfully as you should. But do you know that some healthy foods, even so-called super foods may be unhealthy for you?

That’s right. Just because a food is generally healthy and rich in health-giving nutrients, does not mean it’s healthy for you! You’ve heard the expression “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Have you ever really thought about it? This is what’s called biochemical individuality. You are unique, and so are your needs for the food you eat.

If you’re not feeling optimally healthy every day, you may be eating foods that are unhealthy for you. Even if you’re eating only healthy foods, you may be eating what I call “unhealthy-healthy foods.” And everyone’s “unhealthy-healthy foods” are unique to them. For example, some of my “unhealthy-healthy foods” are salmon, grapefruit and red leaf lettuce.

So, here’s the big question… Are your foods making you sick?

If you suffer from any of these or other ailments, the answer might just be “Yes!”
•    Acne
•    Anxiety
•    Asthma
•    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
•    Depression
•    Digestive Disorders
•    Migraine or Tension Headaches
•    Obesity
•    Chronic Fatigue
•    ADD / ADHD
•    Aching Joints
•    Skin Disorders
•    Arthritis

All these conditions and more can result from hidden food allergies, also known as food sensitivities or food intolerance.

Now, food sensitivities are different from food allergies.

When you have food allergies, you have an immediate response when you eat the offending food. You know for certain that the symptoms you’re feeling are the result of the specific food you ate. True food allergies are rare. A very small percentage of the population has real food allergies.

When you have food sensitivities, your response is delayed for 72 hours or longer. By the time you’re feeling bad, the food that caused your symptoms was eaten long ago and you can’t make a connection between the specific food you ate and the reaction you’re experiencing. Food sensitivities are relatively common, though most people don’t know they have them.

How do you find out if you have food sensitivities?

“The ALCAT Test is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available… It is the only test shown to correlate with clinical symptoms by double blind oral challenges, the gold standard.”

Also … an unexpected benefit of eliminating food you’re intolerant to, in many cases, is permanent weight loss … for those who need to lose weight.

Fill in the form at the top right of this page to request your FREE Consultation, to learn more or to see if food sensitivities may be causing your health challenges.

 

11
Apr

“Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine …”

“Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” is ancient wisdom that we seem to have forgotten in these modern, high tech times.

In spite of the fact that technology has advanced so phenomenally over the last 100 years, “the human genome is 99.98% the same as it was 40,000 years ago.” This means that we virtually have the same biochemical makeup as the people living in the Stone Age. So, the food our body is designed to eat is basically the same type eaten in ancient times.

What we are feeding our bodies is so far removed from what we were designed to eat that we are suffering for it.

Most of the food on the market is NOT real food. It’s processed chemicals, void of nutrients, that does not provide what we need to sustain health. The result … we in the U.S. are one of the sickest nations in the western world, in spite of supposedly having the best health care system in the world.

We live in a society that expects “a pill for every ill” rather than looking to find the cause of the ailment.

When you drive your car, you put gas in your gas tank. Otherwise, your car wouldn’t run. You take your car in for routine service and maintenance to keep it running and make it last longer.

Your body is just like your car. It needs the proper fuel and maintenance. When it doesn’t get it, it starts to break down and malfunction. You might first start feeling a little tired and low energy. Then it progresses and the symptoms increase and eventually you get sick.

The big difference between your body and your car is that when your car breaks down beyond repair, you can get a new car. But … you can’t get a new body!

It’s a sad state of affairs that we treat our cars better than we treat our bodies.

We eat nutrient deficient, chemically altered food and we wonder why we’re sick.

The best way to be healthy, or to regain your health if you have started losing it, is to give your body the fuel that it needs … the nourishment it was designed to function efficiently on.

Just like some cars require different types of fuel to run efficiently, your body may require different foods. If you have food sensitivities, your body may not tolerate all the healthy foods available on the market. If you want to be healthy you need to eliminate those intolerant foods and eat the healthy foods your body needs.

So, how do you know if some otherwise healthy foods are unhealthy for you?

If you’re feeling less than vibrantly alive and healthy, something’s amiss.

The best way to find out is to get tested.

Fill in the form on the right side of this page to request a FREE Consultation to find out how you can improve your health.

11
Jan

The Truth About Organic Food …

Just Because It Says Organic On The Label Does NOT Mean It’s Healthy

When we see organic on the label, it’s almost automatic that we assume organic is healthier.

While it’s true that genuine organic food, produced the way organic food was meant to be, is really the healthiest, there are some loopholes or gray areas where what you see is NOT what you get.

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