Friday, April 28, 2017

Cancer, Candida and The Parasite Connection

Candida and the Parasite Connection

In order for the body to heal, it must first be able to absorb all the nutrients and to improve the digestive system and enhance the immune system. There are many reasons why the digestive system might not be functioning properly.

Many people have experienced an increase in digestive problems over the years. The most common reasons are – a diet deficient in proper nutrients, impure water, coupled with the overuse of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, corticosteroid drugs, and other medications.

We are seeing more people suffering from Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, diverticulitis, celiac disease, indigestion, reflux, allergies, asthma and constipation. Parasites and other harmful organisms that affect the immune system are on the increase. The most common of these is Candida Albicans. All this shows the need for better nutrition through a healthy diet.

It is crucial to increase and maintain bacteria levels, eliminate any yeast infection and parasite infestation, thus help rid the body of cancer.

Plenty of organic raw foods will keep the bowel free from constipation. The body has to balance bacteria levels, combat yeast infection and eliminate parasites. People do not realize that the human body is a perfect place for parasites. They accept that children become infested with parasites and will give their children a dose of medication. But once past the toddler stage, parasite prevention and eradication is stopped. It is quite unusual for an adult to be treated.

Attention to parasite infestation is no less important for adults. Follow the protocols described below to rid your body of parasites. However, you will also need to find out if you have candida infection.

Candida

Candida, or Candida Albicans, to give it its full name, is an overgrowth of a single cell yeast-like fungus. This fungus is referred to in Eastern cultures as a dampness affecting various parts of the body most commonly the gastrointestinal tract and the vagina. The digestive system and metabolism is compromised by the often prolific growth in the body by this yeast. Those having a weakened immune system almost always have high levels of candida, especially those suffering from advanced cancer, HIV and AIDS. In extreme cases the infection will travel through the bloodstream and affect every organ of the body.

People suffering from candida become very sensitive to certain foods. They find some smells intolerable, especially petrol, cigarettes, exhaust fumes, perfumes, cleaning products, and rubber.

Test yourself for candida without a visit to the doctor or the naturopath. Proceed as follows:

1. Place a glass of water on your bedside table or on your bathroom cabinet before going to bed.

2. First thing in the morning, spit into the water. Do not eat or drink anything before this (this is important).

3. Let the saliva sit in the water for about 30 minutes but no more than an hour before testing.

4. Check the water to see if it is clear. If you see strands of saliva (like legs) floating in the water or cloudy saliva that has sunk to the bottom of the glass,

or floating in the water, then you have candida.

If you have candida, it will need to be cleared up immediately. The removal of parasites from your system is also imperative if you want to absorb nutrients from your food. For cancer sufferers, it is usually the fluke worm that is the problem.

You will definitely have parasites if you have cancer or candida. Remember:

• The candida yeast feeds off sugar.

• Your body’s pH balance is important for friendly bacteria such as lactobacilli to thrive. These are needed to metabolise sugars properly.

4 week Eradication Program

Foods to avoid

Remove all foods that contain sugar, honey, malt etc. and yeast from your diet; this includes yeasted breads, cakes, buns, rolls, pastries, crackers (unless sugar and yeast free), enriched flour, anything fried in breadcrumbs, truffles and chocolate.

Eat no fruit, including sweet fruits, dried fruits, and acid fruits. Do this only for four weeks.

All yeast spreads. (Vegemite, Marmite etc.)

Black tea and herbal teas. The two exceptions are Pau D’Arco tea, known for its anti fungal properties (two to three cups per day is sufficient), and Black Walnut Herbal Tea, which is helpful for the elimination of parasites.

Coffee.

Mushrooms.

Dairy milk – (you can replace it with almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk or rice milk). Make sure they are sugar and malt free.

Cheese.

Alcohol, soft drinks, citrus drinks frozen or canned, fermented foods such as soy, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, peanut butter, pickles, stock and soup cubes, alfalfa sprouts, and vitamin B tablets that contain yeast,

Enriched flour or anything made from ‘baker’s flour’ which contains yeast

and chemical improvers.

Nutrients and foods to take;

Multi-strain probiotic. Use a dairy free formula.

Paracea to remove parasites and worms, Paracea also helps digestive function and fights candida.

Kolorex herbal antifungal formula.

Garlic oil which has a yeast killing effect in the intestines.

Bromelain between meals facilitates the digestion of dietary protein (the best formula to purchase is Nutrition Diagnostics Bio-zyme Formula).

Co-Enzyme Q10 daily.

A diet high in fibre. Eat lots of fresh vegetables, yeast free grains such as brown rice, millet, and non fermented vegetarian protein.

Eat live cultured yoghurts that are sugar and juice free.

Replace your toothbrush every two weeks or disinfect with either a solution of water and citric seed acid or apple cider vinegar.

All products recommended contain quality ingredients. Most are provided by naturopaths or doctors committed to advancing complementary medicine. This type of practitioner will have a degree in Nutritional Medicine. Although the nutritional supplements recommended in this handbook will not be harmful to you, it is however recommended that you seek professional advice from your health care practitioner. He or she will check the dosages and may recommend an alternative product.

Nutritional Supplements

Probiotics

Nutrition Care Lactobac Powder or similar – use a non dairy formula.

5 ml level spoonful 2 times daily – 1 hour before meals.

Fights candida Infection, balances bacteria levels in the stomach.

Active Ingredients: Lactobacillus rhamnosus 14.25 billion organisms, Bifidobacterium longum 750 million organisms.

Bioceuticals Paracea Forte or similar – 2 capsules 3 times daily before meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

When taking Paracea or similar product it is important to take for 2 weeks, then 5 days off, then 2 weeks on again – this is to make sure any eggs that hatch are destroyed. Helps to maintain a healthy digestive function and rid body of parasites, worms, bacteria, and candida and gut disturbances.

Active Ingredients: Artemisia herb (Chinese Wormwood), Berberis vulgaris (Barberry)

stem bark, Juglans nigra (Black Walnut) fruit hull, Citrus x paradise (Grapefruit) fruit.

Bioceuticals Quercetin (or similar) (Includes Bromelain for improve absorption of quercetin.) 600mg twice daily between meals. Spreads healing and helps reduce the effects of inflammation and allergic conditions together with the Bromelain to provide

nutritional support.

Active Ingredients: Quercetin, Bromelain.

Nutrition Diagnostics Bio-Zyme Formula – 1 capsule to be taken 30 minutes before meals. Promotes digestion, breaks down plaque in the arteries, thins blood, and stops the growth of malignant cells in many forms of cancer. It enhances the immune system and defends against candida.

Active Ingredients: Bromelains, Papain, Extracts equivalent to fresh: Cynara scolymus (leaf), Extracts equivalent to dry: Zingiber officinale (root), Powders, Gentiana lutea (root), Cinnamomum zeylanicum stem bark.

Kolorex from Forest Herbs – 1 x Aniseed and 1 x Horopito simultaneously once a day.

A stringent anti-fungal and helps to maintain a balanced intestinal flora.

Active Ingredients: (New Zealand Herb Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata), Aniseed.

Nutrition Care Garlic Oil – 2 capsules twice daily. Inhibits the growth of the infecting organism. Excellent for eradicating candida, colds and bacterial infections.

Active Ingredients: Each capsule contains 3g of fresh pure garlic oil.

Nutrition Diagnositic Bio-Vitamin C Powder – 2 heaped tsps twice daily. Builds up immunity and further damage by the release of toxins.

Active Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, Lycine, Glycine, Proline, Citrus Bioflavonoids Extract, Green Tea, Catechins, Epigallachatechin 3-0 Gallate

Bioceuticals Multi Essentials – 1 tablet daily with food, due to the strength of this formulation it must be taken with food to avoid nausea.

Multi Essential Vitamins are needed for proper immune function and used in conjunction with other remedies will aid absorption of other nutrients.

Active Ingredients: Mixed Tocopherols, Betatene, Ascorbic Acid,Natural vitamin

E (as succinate), vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate), vitamin B1 (thiamine, vitamin

B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, hydrochloride),

vitaminB5 (calcium pantothenate), vitamin B12,Folic Acid, vitamin D3, vitamin K1,

Calcium citrate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Zinc amino acid chelate, Copper

gluconate, Selenomethionine, Magnesium Oxide, Chromium nicotinate, Biotin, Choline bitartate, Inositol, Molybdenum trioxide, Boron, Bioflavonoids. Supplies a balanced vitamin B complex with extra B12 for healthy methylation and homocysteine metabolism. Provides 2:1 ratio of Calcium to magnesium with boron, for healthy bone support

Orthoplex Repairase – 1 tsp daily. The combination of antioxidants, antiinflammatory, is immune supportive, has antiviral activities and repairs internal and external tissue.

Active ingredients: Quercetin, Rutin, Magnesium ascorbate, Bromelains, Zinc gluconate, Calcium pantothenate, Selenomethionine, d-alpha tocopherol

succinate, retinyl palmitate.

Also extremely helpful is coconut milk and coconut oil as it helps to fight dangerous micro-organisms in the body. The lauric acid in coconuts is the same medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) found in mother’s milk. This compound is a substance that has been shown to inactivate numerous viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungi.

Whether you have cancer or not it is my belief that we all need to have a healthy digestive system to actually avoid cancer and other diseases.



Source by Kristine S Matheson

Herbalife Weight Loss – How to Maximize Your Results

Millions of people around the world have been having success with the Herbalife weight loss program. If you’re just getting started with Herbalife, or maybe you’re considering the Herbalife diet program, then here are some helpful tips and program usage instructions to get you the best results from the program.

If It’s Meant To Be, It’s Up To Me!

Many times we tend to blame everything else, other than ourselves when we don’t have success. Before you even start your Herbalife weight loss program, make yourself a commitment that you will stick with it, and take the program correctly until you reach your desired weight. Take responsibility for your own success. The Herbalife diet has worked for millions. Why not you?

Take Your Breakfast Shake – Don’t Skip

The Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake mix is the basis of the program. Be sure to mix 2 scoops in soy milk, juice or non-fat milk. Add 2 tablespoons of Herbalife Formula 3 Personalized Protein powder. You may add more based on your needs. You may also add 1 cut of fruit. Be sure to blend well and enjoy! Together with this, take the Herbalife Formula 2 Multivitamin. Some additional weight loss enhancers you can take include the Herbalife Cell activator, Herbal Concentrate, Herbalife Cell-U-Loss and Herbalife Total Control.

Have a Healthy Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon Snack

During these times, drink a glass of water and instead of having an unhealthy snack, choose one of the healthy Herbalife protein snacks. At mid-afternoon, you should have one Herbalife Total control tablet.

Do It Again For Lunch!

Just repeat what you did for breakfast. Be sure to take your nutritious shake and don’t skip it

Eat a Healthy, Balanced Dinner

Be sensible when making your dinner choices. Go with skinless chicken, lean red meat or soy-meat substitute. You should also add 2 or more cups of mixed vegetables. Stay away from the unhealthy high-calorie foods which you know you shouldn’t be eating when you’re on a diet. Why risk cancelling out everything you achieved during the day to lose weight. Also take one tablet of your Herbalife Formula 2 Multivitamin. Another recommendation is to take Herbalife Snack Defence to combat between meal snacking.

Drink Lots of Water

Drink at least 2 glasses of water at breakfast, lunch and dinner times and 1 glass during your mid-morning/afternoon snacks. You should be drinking at least 8 glasses a day. Water is a very important part of any weight loss program. Studies have shown that an increase in water intake can reduce fat deposits and the kidneys do not function properly without enough water.

There you go! Pretty simple right? While you’re on this Herbalife weight loss program, you should also exercise several times a week and watch out for stress eating. Keep some high-protein snacks in the car and at work to help with between-meal cravings. Lastly, find a way to reward yourself for your efforts and success. Here’s to a happier, healthier you!



Source by Sally Zane

The Foods You Need to Eat During Pregnancy!

Need some real, practical suggestions for healthy breakfasts, snacks, meals and drinks for avoiding excessive weight gain during pregnancy? Look no further – we’ve even given you a shopping list!

PREGNANCY NUTRITION: TOP FOODS TO EAT AND TO AVOID!

Pregnancy Nutrition: BREAKFAST IDEAS

Fresh fruit smoothie: Blend any fresh fruit (with some natural unsweetened live yoghurt (soya, goat or cow’s) and a handful of mixed seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and linseed).

Tip: if you are in a hurry, add fresh orange or apple juice to dilute your smoothie so it’s easy to drink, then put in a beaker and take it with you.

Boiled, scrambled or poached egg with buttered oat cakes or rye toast. – Wholegrain rye toast spread with nut butter (almond, cashew, hazel or peanut)

Mix a handful of oats in a bowl of live natural yoghurt and top with a few pieces of chopped fresh fruit and a handful of chopped nuts.

Spread some cream cheese on corn cakes or wheat-free bread/crackers and top with wild or organic smoked salmon.

Porridge cooked in water with grated apple and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Tip: soak oats in water for 10 minutes before cooking – this will bring out their creamy flavour, so there’s no need to use milk. Add some hot stewed apple and berries

An omelet (filling ideas: grated cheese and red onion, mixed fresh herbs, chopped tomatoes and peppers, garlic mushrooms and watercress, smoked salmon).

Baked beans on rye toast.

Pregnancy Nutrition: DRINKS IDEAS

Herb teas instead of caffeinated tea. There are so many varieties now, experiment until you find one you like. Rooibosch (Red Bush) tea is the closest to ‘normal’ tea and can be drunk with milk.

Caro, Barleycup and Dandelion coffee are all caffeine-free coffee alternatives. Teeccino is a delicious coffee substitute that you make in a cafetiere (comes in different flavors, e.g. mocha, vanilla nut, almond amaretto)

Instead of alcohol, mix fruit, elderflower or ginger cordials with sparking water.

SEEDS are rich in protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals – grinding them helps to release their nutrients. Aim to have a heaped tablespoon each day and add to cereals, yogurt, soups or salads.

Buy some fresh, unsalted seeds – pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and linseed (also called flaxseeds – the golden variety is richer in essential fats than brown).Using a coffee grinder or a grinding attachment from a food processor, grind a mixture that’s 50% linseed and 50% a combination of pumpkin, sunflower and sesame. Grind enough to fill a small glass jar (choose glass rather than plastic as plastic can damage the essential fats in the seeds). Store your jar in the fridge. Ideally, keep your unground seeds in a dark cupboard to protect them from light or oxygen damage (essential fats can be damaged easily).

Pregnancy Nutrition: ENERGY BOOSTING SNACK IDEAS

An apple and a handful of pumpkin or sunflower seeds

A pear, peach or other seasonal fruit with 10 fresh almonds

Three oat cakes with nut butter (almond and hazelnut butter is a delicious alternative to peanut – buy in health food shops).

Mackerel, salmon or mushroom pate on two ryvita (beware pate in pregnancy unless homemade and without fresh mayonnaise/egg).

Carrot and celery sticks with hummus.

Berries stirred into a small pot of natural yogurt.

Pregnancy Nutrition: QUICK AND EASY MEAL IDEAS

Roasted vegetables with pesto crusted chicken or fish: Add a pesto-coated organic chicken breast or fish fillet (organic salmon or cod works well) to a baking tray of part-roasted vegetables (e.g. new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, courgettes, onions, garlic red and yellow peppers) and cook for a further 10-20 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Chickpea and apricot tagine: To a basic tomato sauce (i.e. a tin of chopped tomatoes added to an onion and garlic clove softened in olive oil), stir in half a finely chopped red chill, a pinch of ground cumin, a handful of chopped dried apricots and three handfuls of chopped mixed vegetables (e.g. carrots, courgettes and baby corn). Add water if necessary to make a nice sauce consistency, then season and simmer for 15 minutes. Add a tin of chickpeas and cook for a further 10 minutes, then stir in a handful of fresh chopped coriander and serve with couscous, quinoa or brown rice.

Haddock poached in a parsley and lemon tofu sauce: Blend half a block of silken tofu with a clove of garlic, the juice of half a lemon, some chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Add to a pan with two haddock fillets and slowly simmer so that the fish poaches (about 15 minutes, but keep checking). Serve with steamed broccoli or green vegetables and brown rice.

Baked potato and sweet potato filling ideas:

Hummus (home-made ideally); Ratatouille or baked beans topped with grated Cheddar; Cottage cheese with chives or spring onion, mixed with chopped red or yellow peppers, cucumber or prawns; Roasted vegetables and pesto; Tinned or smoked salmon mixed with cottage cheese or crème fraîche; Cannelini or butter beans mashed with anchovy fillets and black olives, with lemon juice and black pepper; Steamed leeks, broccoli or cauliflower florets mixed with cheese sauce; Hard boiled egg chopped and mixed with cottage cheese or crème fraîche and chopped parsley; Guacamole (again, make your own or buy in the deli section of your supermarket)

DELICIOUS SALADS (perfect for a light meal or packed lunch):

A simple salad of mixed leaves and chopped raw vegetables can become a nutritious and delicious meal in moments if you keep your fridge stocked with deli delights such as artichoke hearts, sun blushed tomatoes, olives, hard boiled eggs, peppers, sweet baby peppers, anchovies, smoked fish and slices of lean white meat.

Smoked organic trout fillet (a delicious alternative to smoked salmon that is packed with Omega 3 Essential Fats) with flageolet beans or lightly steamed broad beans mixed with lemon juice and black pepper.

Hot smoked organic trout or salmon, or smoked organic mackerel, flaked through whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, millet or couscous, with chopped raw vegetables. Season with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and chopped fresh herbs.

Tofu chunks (marinated in tamari or soy, ginger, garlic and sesame oil and brown rice syrup), stir fried for seven minutes or till golden and fairly crisp. Toss through whole grains as above, or stir into buckwheat noodles with finely sliced cucumber and seaweed (packets of dried varieties can be found in the Oriental section of supermarkets). Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve warm or chilled. – Mixed bean salad with peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, sweet baby peppers and chopped hard boiled egg, with a tomato and basil dressing.

Chickpeas dressed with paprika, lemon juice, black pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt or Solo low sodium salt and parsley, with quinoa.

Warm potato salad with passata (sieved, chopped tomatoes – buy at your supermarket), with a dressing made from olive oil, paprika, chillies and crushed garlic.

Taboulleh of couscous, bulgar wheat, millet or quinoa with chopped cherry tomatoes, spring onions, cucumber, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning.

Whole radishes, crumbled feta cheese, broad beans and alfalfa sprouts.

Blueberries and apricots on green leaves such as lamb’s leaf or spinach, with feta cheese crumbled over the top.

EASY PUDDINGS

Raspberry sorbet: Liquidize frozen raspberries and bananas to a smooth puree.

Apricot whisk: Puree a handful of apricots (fresh or dried) with half a cup of low-fat curd cheese or silken tofu lightened with two whisked egg whites.

Pregnancy Nutrition: SHOPPING LIST: NEW FOODS AND BRANDS TO LOOK OUT FOR!

Nairns oatcakes (wheat and sugar free) Terrance Stamp wheat-free breads Boridinsky rye bread Pumpernickel-style rye bread (e.g. thin slices of dark bread Sugar-free peanut butter (I like Whole Earth brand) Cashew, almond and hazelnut butters Fresh, unsalted seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and golden linseed) Intelligent Eating or Columbus eggs (rich in Omega 3 essential fats) Fresh, unsalted nuts (e.g. almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, brazils, cashews or mixed nuts) Frozen berries – look out for blueberries, summer fruits, forest fruits and raspberries. Organic oats – If having them cold, look out for small rather than jumbo oats (you should also find these in a health food shop). Rooibosch tea (Tick Tock is a good brand) Elderflower or ginger cordials Quinoa

It’s important that you COMMIT TO EATING BETTER QUALITY FOOD TODAY! Pregnancy is only 9 months long and your precious little one needs those nutrients for proper growth and development, not to mention you need them for strength and energy.



Source by Wendy Powell

A 7 Day Metabolism Diet Plan – How to Lose Weight Fast in a Week

A 7-Day Metabolism Diet Plan is a program that will closely monitor your calorie intake and will give you the result you have been dreaming of for years in just few days. To start with, we only have two important rules that you have to know before deciding to follow our 7-Day Metabolism Diet Plan.

1. Keep yourself with proper hydration. It is necessary that you drink at least four glasses of water or diet soda every day

2. Use spices to bring flavor to food and to make you feel full faster: ketchup, soy sauce, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, salt, herbs, and pepper.

Below is an example of a 7-Day Metabolism Diet Plan:

A. You can start on a Monday and count it as the first day. For breakfast, have a tea with equal sugar or black coffee. Lunch can be a little heavier like two hard-boiled eggs and one cup cooked spinach. Dinner can be one celery or lettuce salad and one six-ounce steak.

B. Tuesday’s breakfast can be coffee again or tea with equal sugar and a water cracker. Lunch can be one celery or lettuce salad, one six-ounce grilled steak and dinner is eight oz. ham.

C. Wednesday can be same breakfast and dinner, but lunch can be two hard-boiled eggs, one cup green beans and one cup tomatoes.

D. Thursday’s breakfast is the same while lunch is a hard-boiled egg and one raw carrot. Dinner is a cup of plain yogurt and a cup of fruit salad.

E. Friday’s breakfast is black coffee and a raw carrot; lunch is a steamed fish with tomato salad; and a six-ounce steak green salad.

F. Saturday starts with green tea followed by an eight-ounce skinless broiled chicken and two hard-boiled eggs and a carrot.

G. Sunday starts with tea with lemon and then eight-ounce broiled steak, followed by a sensible proper dinner to mark the end of the week.



Source by Faviano Torres

Debunking the Food Pyramid

The traditional food pyramid has been revised and updated in 2005 by the USDA and do you know who modified the food pyramid? The USDA paid $2.5 million to a PR/marketing group to help design this new food guide pyramid, and that group is best know for doing work for the dairy industry. In fact, historically, the food guide pyramids that the USDA has created have always been about eating more food, drinking more milk and basically consuming larger and larger quantities of everything that the American food industry has produced.

Since the food pyramid was published, the rates of obesity have only continued to climb in the United States. The traditional food pyramid suggests that the “healthy” diet consists of a liberal amount of grains in the form or breads, rice, and pasta. Then you should eat a healthy amount of vegetables(3 servings) and fruits (2 servings) Third tier,lean meats,eggs and beans (3 servings) and dairy (3 servings). Eat sparingly, fats, oils and sweets.

This model is extremely misleading to the general American population as generally eating a diet high in grains and carbohydrates, is not the best for maintaining a lean, healthy mind and body.

Myth of Fat

The biggest mistake that many of us are making in our diets is we have cut out all fat, and substituted it with “low” fat substitutes. We have sacrificed many of the “good” fats, such as olive oil, buts, avocados, flax seed and fish oils, that our bodies and brain need for healthy functioning and have replaced them with “low” fat processed substitutes.

Wheat and Gluten

The standard diet is full of wheat and gluten. A typical American diet consists of toast, pancakes, a muffin, scone for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pizza and pasta for dinner. Today, wheat is not what it was a hundred years ago. What has been genetically modified which has increased its gluten content to 90 percent. In their book Dangerous Grains, James Brady and Ron Hoggan, describe gluten as a protein that the immune system reacts to pathologically, producing inflammation. Their assertion is that gluten destroys healthy tissue through molecular cross reaction.

Empty Calories

We live in the land of plenty, we have plenty of food and plenty of calories, but what we have are foods that are nutrient deficient and full of empty calories. If you take corn or wheat out of the field and refine it, you strip away all the good nutrition. You’re left with this empty carbohydrate, and it still fits the food guide pyramid to say, “Eat more grains.”

The science of food is big business, and many companies have invested millions if not billions of dollars to create foods that #1 filled with preservatives so have a longer shelf life so they don’t need to be replaced as often, #2 are filled with additives to entice the taste buds and actually create an addictive quality. Companies are figuring out how to rearrange the molecular structure of food to make you the consumer what to buy it over and over again. They are pouring extra salt, refined sugar, and chemical taste enhancers into food as to give it an enhanced addictive flavor.

We need to stop buying into the notion that our government is taking good care of us. It is time to become aware of what you are putting into your body on a daily basis.

The Caveman Diet

I also recommend going back to the cave man days. When you think about eating something, ask yourself, “did this come directly from nature?” None of us are perfect and change happens slowly over time. Be gentle with yourself and start making small changes in your diet. Do you eat scones and coffee for breakfast? Try eggs and turkey bacon instead. Rather than have a sandwich for lunch try the salad, or have them take off the bread. I still have my moments, but in general I try to be good 80% of the time. Good health is about making good choices, but not feel like you are depriving yourself. Start where you are at and just become aware of what you are eating.

Resources:

The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book, by Jessica Black

The Honest Food Guide: Honestfoodguide.org



Source by Sharon Hwang

Garcinia Cambogia Supplement for Weight Loss

Garcinia cambogia has become a leading weight loss supplement for adults around the world looking to achieve their weight loss goals. This supplement is made from a fruit, providing a natural and safe supplement with outstanding results.

The product arrives in the form of capsules which are then taken twice per day; one half an hour before breakfast and the other half an hour before lunch. These tablets help reduce appetite while stopping fat cell formation. What this means is that your body uses existing fat for energy, ensuring you lose weight quickly and effectively.

When you find a garcinia cambogia supplier, you can’t place your order and expect the capsules to do all the hard work themselves. You will want to help them along to improve your results and speed up your weight loss progress.

Water is an essential element to any diet. Water doesn’t contain any calories and helps flush the body of any unwanted toxins. The good news is that water also helps keep you hydrated, so it’s imperative that whether you are taking garcinia cambogia or not, that you drink at least eight glasses of water each day.

Many people eat because they think they are hungry, when in fact they are actually suffering from dehydration. So when taking your capsules, ensure you take them with a full glass of water, water also helps fill you up, reducing the amount you eat in a single sitting.

The next step to effective weight loss is to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing a low calorie diet that will leave you hungry and unable to stick to it long term. Eating a well-balanced diet filled with fruit and vegetables is the best way to reach your goal weight.

Take your three meals a day and break them into six smaller meals. Eating smaller meals reduces the risk of being hungry, helps increase energy levels and improves metabolism. Incorporating a healthy eating plan with garcinia cambogia is a recipe for success and the ability to reach your goal weight in the shortest possible time.

Exercise is important to any weight loss routine, though you don’t have to spend hours in the gym. Once you find your garcinia cambogia supplier and feel you are ready to start your weight loss program, start with some moderate exercise. A brisk walk around the block, a swim on a daily basis or a cycle through the forest with the family three times a week is all you need to get your heart pumping and your body burning calories.

It is essential that you choose a garcinia cambogia supplier that will provide you with a high quality, natural and safe product. With weight loss supplements in such high demand, there are many “fly by night” companies that are watering down their products and selling them as the genuine product. The problem is that you don’t achieve the results you expect, so spend some time researching the company to ensure that you are getting what you pay for.

The company should have a good online reputation and the best way to determine this is to type their name into your search engine and see what results come up. Take the time to go through the results and look at customer reviews on review sites and online forums, this will give you some indication to the type of company you are about to purchase from.

The important factors to take into consideration is whether they are FDA registered, GMP approved and what they put in their capsules. They should provide you with a complete ingredients list to put your mind at ease.



Source by Simon Field

Why Has Dining Out Become Part Of Our Lifestyle And Culture?

There was a time when dining at a restaurant was considered a special treat that people did once in a while. However, today more people are dining out than ever before. In fact, dining out has become a part of our lifestyle and culture. Just why has dining out in such establishments as restaurants and pubs become so popular?

The trend of dining out more has a lot to do with our changing lifestyles. Today, more people are pressed for time and cooking a full course mean just takes too long, particularly for families. People are eating out because they are too tired and would rather have a quick meal. As well, they do not want to have to clean up after cooking and serving a meal. They also don’t have to figure what meal to make and shop for the food and ingredients. Fortunately, many restaurants have followed the trend of families dining out and are starting to offer healthier meals. It gives people the chance to sit down, relax, and talk with each other while waiting for their meals.

Another reason why more people are dining out in restaurants is there are such a wide variety of menu choices ensuring everyone will find something they like. This is very beneficial if there are children as there is no need to worry about them getting upset because there is nothing they like on the menu. And, there will be meals that are not typically cooked at home which is a real treat. It can make you feel good as you just relax and enjoy being waited on throughout the whole meal.

You can choose restaurants that make your favorite traditional foods and you do not have to spend hours preparing it. Or you can go to restaurants that serve ethnic food which is a big treat as you can try new dishes. When you dine out, you can dress up and go to a fine dining restaurant, or go to a much more casual establishment. There are no dishes to clean up after your meal and no hot kitchens. If you have had a stressful day, there is nothing more relaxing than going out to a pub and just kicking back and letting your self unwind. Whether it’s cozy, family, romantic, or casual, there is a restaurant to suit every mood and taste. Restaurants are a place to relax and forget about the daily grind of life. They are a place where you can chill and express your opinions and thoughts.

When you dine out, someone else cooks for you, serves you, clears the dishes, and washes them too. You get to experience delicious meals you can’t get at home. It is a great way to spend time with the family. It is no wonder why dining has become part of out culture and lifestyle. So why not, get some friends, or your family, or your coworkers together, and go out to a great restaurant and enjoy some great food and fun.



Source by Charlie M Bishop

Traditional Spanish Recipes – One of the Most Well Known – Spanish Omelet

One of the most well known, and well loved, traditional Spanish recipes is Spanish omelet. This recipe is amazingly versatile and can be served hot or cold, as a starter – as a snack – or as a main  course with a salad. Cut into cake-like wedges, it is ideal for packed lunches and picnics.

Ingredients:

  1. 1lb/450g potatoes (Estima or Nadine)
  2. 1 red onion
  3. 1 red pepper
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 4oz/100g frozen peas
  6. 6 large eggs
  7. 2oz/50g grated cheese
  8. 4 tablespoons olive oil
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  10. salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Peel the potatoes and cut into half inch/12mm cubes. Cook in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, until tender. set aside to drain. Meantime, peel and chop the onion – peel and crush the garlic – de-seed and cut the pepper into half inch/12mm squares.

In a large frying pan, heat half of  the oil over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, peas and red pepper – fry for a further 3-4 minutes, then set aside on a plate.

Heat the rest of the oil in the pan. Add the potatoes and cook for 8-10 minutes while stirring.Beat the eggs together and add in the cheese, season with salt and pepper. Return the onion mixture to the pan, combine with the potatoes and sprinkle with the parsley. Reduce the heat and add the egg mixture evenly over the vegetables.Cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are set. Loosen the edges and turn out onto a plate.

You are now ready to serve one of the most famous of traditional Spanish recipes. For a meaty alternative, add some diced ham or bacon, or some chorizo sausage.

Bon Appetit



Source by J P Martin

Acid Reflux Diet And Breakfast

Acid reflux diet and breakfast is a dilemma for a number of reasons. With the frequency that people have reflux problems through the night while they are sleeping, chances are they are waking up with heartburn. And in that case, they are more likely to go eat antacids for breakfast, than they are food that is going to make them feel worse.

However, breakfast is also the most important meal of the day. Breakfast helps stabilize your blood sugar levels after sleeping, and provides energy to start the day. It has also been shown that people who skip breakfast will eat more throughout the day. And what is one of the biggest problems for acid reflux and heartburn – eating fewer and larger meals, as that is shown to cause and/or make your problems worse. Deleting breakfast from your acid reflux diet is not a heartburn remedy.

Acid Reflux And Life Style

Preventing acid reflux and heartburn is going to entail making lifestyle changes. You eat breakfast, and then what happens? That overnight heartburn that you may have already had, coupled with the food that you just ate for breakfast [you just couldn’t resist ‘wolfing’ down that Egg McMuffin while you were driving] get together and give you more reflux and worse heartburn. Start your day with more energy, not hardly; you are starting your day in pain, and just want to go turn around and go home. But instead, there goes another round of antacids to try to keep you going.

How is that for breakfast and an acid reflux diet – acid reflux trigger foods ‘washed’ down with antacids to get rid of the heartburn pain. Lunch and dinner tend to be easier meals for heartburn sufferers. You have a wider range of food choices that are more appealing later in the day than they are for breakfast. And you also aren’t in such a rush, giving you more time to prepare a good meal – and not having to eat it so fast, which of course is one of the heartburn don’ts.

Yes, acid reflux diet and breakfast is quite a problem, because so many of the breakfast food choices cause heartburn. Your fried eggs, with toast and butter, and orange juice and coffee – or that rush through the fast food restaurant, are of the worst foods that can be eaten. These can be expected to cause heartburn, certainly negating the benefits that eating breakfast are supposed to give you.

Breakfast Food Choices For Acid Reflux

So what are you going to do – you need to eat breakfast, but you aren’t going to do so if it is only going to make you feel worse. To begin with, how about getting up 15 minutes earlier so you aren’t in such a rush and fast food becomes your only breakfast alternative. And then, how about if you quit brain washing yourself into thinking that you need caffeine to get going? I remember my old routine, get up and skip breakfast except for 2-3 cups of coffee, have a diet coke at my desk, and then eat Tums throughout the morning – I have chipped teeth from Tums.

There are many acid reflux diet food choices for breakfast that don’t take much time to prepare, and that can actually help to reduce reflux and heartburn instead of causing it. And you can adapt to some changes in food choices that will help you even more – you really don’t need to eat that last piece of cold pizza for breakfast to keep it from going to waste J

Good food choices will include whole-grains, fruits and vegetables, and protein – just like any well balance healthy meal. In fact, that is one of the major benefits of an acid reflux diet, besides helping prevent or getting rid of heartburn, it is also a diet that promotes good health.

Whole grain breakfast food choices can be found in oatmeal, whole grain cereals, or whole grain breads. These are important for your acid reflux diet. They have fiber which makes them easier to digest, they don’t require as much acid during digestion, and actually they break down during digestion in a way that can absorb excess acid. Additionally, whole grains include the antioxidant selenium, which has been shown to help protect the cell lining in the esophagus.

Fruits and vegetables are great for breakfast – what could be better than starting the day with an apple, or eating some fruit on your whole grain cereal. Just remember to stay away from the citrus fruits or juices, and especially no tomato juice as it is very highly acidic. Drink natural apple or grape juice as something that helps reduce acid. And if you can eat pizza and drink coke for breakfast, then you sure could get used to eating some broccoli – or how about some steamed broccoli with some egg whites.

Protein is an important food choice. It makes you feel more full and thus can help prevent overeating. And protein is the food source that helps build and repair muscles – this could include strengthening the muscles associated with your esophagus. As in all acid reflux diets, make sure that your proteins are low in fat content, because fat takes longer to digest and needs more acid to do so, thus increasing the likelihood of reflux heart burn. This means skim milk instead of whole milk, egg whites instead of the whole egg – and no more of that bacon or the fatty meats and fried foods in those breakfast sandwiches.

Breakfast And Lifestyle Changes

My lifestyle has changed the last few years; I was gaining weight as I was getting older, and I had heartburn that became acid reflux disease. Besides making some very big acid reflux diet changes, it now includes going to the gym in the morning before starting work. So, breakfast is very important to me after working out, but I also lose some extra time that I could have had for eating.

I eat a banana on the way to the gym, which helps settle my stomach. And then for breakfast I want a lot of protein, and to be sure that I have a relatively high protein to carbohydrate ratio; I want energy and not a spike in my blood sugar level. I usually drink a vanilla protein powder shake, and eat a cup of Greek yogurt [it is low-fat and has extra protein], and an apple – delicious.

I feel very good throughout the morning, and with no more coffee and diet coke to ‘help’ me through – if I want something else to eat, I have another apple. Breakfast is very important to our health, and you have lots of food choices that not only won’t cause heartburn, but can actually help control it. But like in the case of all acid reflux diet choices, there are tradeoffs and lifestyle changes to be made to get rid of heartburn, and to get health benefits from what we eat -vs- eating in a way that makes heartburn become worse, and lead to acid reflux disease.



Source by Barry Lutz

A Comprehensive 500 Calorie Diet Plan

Nowadays, people are extremely conscious about their physical condition and health. That is why they are adopting different dieting plans in order to get the smart and attractive body. The need of calories for every person depends on the different factors such as activity level, age and weight. However, in general a dieting man need about 1,700 to 2,000 calories per day and a dieting woman need about 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day to support basic functions of the body.

So, when it comes to 500 calorie diet you can easily imagine that how little amount of food you have to eat when you are working out with 500 calorie diet plan. It is very important to know that you should have to reduce the calorie intake gradually, because, suddenly reducing the calorie level at such low figure can become the cause of some serious health issues. You can start this by simply minimizing the intake of simple saturated acids and carbohydrates. Following is a 500 calorie diet plan for you.

Breakfast

As we all know that we must have to start our day with healthy and heavy breakfast, but in a 500 calorie diet plan you cannot do this. When you are working on this diet plan then different decaffeinated teas like green tea, chamomile and red clover are quite useful to achieve this goal. A cup of skimmed milk is also a very good option. If you are a person who is addicted to the regular tea and cannot start a day without drinking it then add some stevia or saccharin in it. You can also eat some citrus fruits in the breakfast like grapefruits, oranges etc. because they contain very low amount of calories.

Lunch

No breads, brown rice or tortillas for lunch! You can only take a bowl of soup which is made up of some green leafy vegetables. It is important to include only vegetables which are rich in vitamins and minerals. Squash, cabbage, yam, broccoli, chickpeas and peas are the ideal vegetables for the lunch menu of 500 calorie diet. If your heart is craving for the meat then you can eat some boiled fish or chicken without adding oil and salt in it. The quantity of protein which is required for your body can be easily sufficed with the help of these low-calorie foods. You can also eat some salads which are made from the raw vegetables.

Dinner

For your dinner you can follow the same menu. Each and every 500 calorie diet recipe prepared from the oil that does not contain any kind of saturated fatty acids. The best oils for this particular diet plan are olive oil and horseradish oil. You should take some soups which are made from the black beans, pulses and zucchini, during dinner. Seafood like sardines, salmon, or tuna and baked vegetables are also good for the dinner, because these zero calorie foods have the ability to satisfy your hunger.

So that is the 500 calorie diet plan. You may feel very hungry and uncomfortable if you start this plan immediately. Therefore, initially, with the help of low-calorie food you can reduce the amount of calories to 900 per day and then you can gradually reduce this amount to the desired level that is 500 calories per day. Now let us talk about some pros and cons of the 500 calorie diet plan.

Pros of 500 Calorie Diet Plan

1. Quick Weight Loss – Obviously the biggest benefit of this diet plan is the quick weight loss. Actually, this is considered as one of the fastest ways of weight loss. Without doing any kind of exercise you can reduce about 3 to 5 pounds weekly with the help this plan.

2. Cheap – The 500 calorie diet is the cheapest way to lose your weight. Because you just need 500 calories per day.

3. More Energy – You can easily notice that after a heavy breakfast, your body become little sluggish. The reason behind it is your body has to work hard in order to burn it off. By adopting 500 calories your body does not have to burn a lot of calories, therefore, you can stay fresh and awake.

Cons of 500 Calorie Diet Plan

1. Hunger – Most of the people feel hungry throughout the day when they start to work on this plan, and it is the biggest con of this low-calorie diet plan. Make sure that you eat a lot of vegetables, if you want to feel better.

2. Health Risks – Sometimes these diet plans become very risky and can become the cause of some serious health issues like hair loss, kidney stones etc.

3. No Eating Out with Family & Friends –You cannot go out for the lunch or dinner with your family when you are following a 500 calorie diet plan.



Source by Hassan Mansoor Siddiqui