Best way to a healthy heart? Follow a heart healthy diet!
But what is a heart healthy diet? That’s where the confusion sets in! For years we’ve been told that low fat, low salt is the way to go – to the detriment of our health!
Looking for the best post workout foods to maximize your efforts? What you eat after your workout can influence how exercise affects your health. Low carb is the way to go! Plus, you’ll want to vary the timing and type of carbs in your post-workout meal with the type of workout. Dr. Mercola explains. Continue reading
Have you wondered, Why do I overeat? Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, wondered the same thing.
He asked the questions:
As an endicrinologist, Dr. Lustig knows that a naturally-occurring hormone called leptin is supposed to regulate what we eat, and tell our brains when we’ve had enough. But somehow, people have become leptin-resistant. Is it possible overeating isn’t your fault? Perhaps you’ve been misled by being “sold” on eating the wrong foods.
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If you’re eliminating sugar from your diet – you need to ban these 8 foods that have more sugar than a Twinkie! Sarah Klein at HuffPo brought us this list of 8 foods to cut from your diet if you’re seeking to slim down and gain greater health.
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Is sugar toxic? What are the health effects of sugar – is it causing a public health crisis? That’s what Dr. Robert Lustig believes. And new research from top institutions is backing this up. Sugar – at least in the way we consume it today – is a toxin, and leading to numerous health problems that are some of our country’s top killers, like heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Lustig was recently interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes on an episode titled Is Sugar Toxic? You can watch below.
Photo used by permission. Sugar packets by Antimoni via wikimedia.
Wondering why grass fed beef is better than factory-farmed, grocery store beef?
I’ll bring you the health benefits in a future article. But what of the cows? Inhumane treatment is the order of the day at factory farms. If you have a strong stomach, watch this video. Continue reading
Could Low Carb be the anti depression diet? While I have not suffered severe depression, my personal experience has been an improvement in mood as I’ve eased into a higher protein and fat, lower carb diet. Depression is a complex condition – diet is proving to be one factor.
A strong link between depression and insulin resistance has been established. Although research is still in its infancy, it’s known that many depressed individuals are carb-addicted. Carbs do raise the level of serotonin, one of the mood-related neurotransitters, but when this quick fix wears off, you’ve merely exacerbated the problem. Continue reading
There’s nothing healthier than this easy low carb side dish recipe: Mashed Faux-Tato. It’s made from that nutrition powerhouse, cauliflower. I’ve served this at Thanksgiving and my guests thought this was real mashed potatoes! But it’s low carb, and so nutritious, too. Continue reading
When you care about what you eat – eat sustainably farmed food. This charming video visually captures the deterioration of modern farming to factory farming, and back again. It’s made quite an emotional journey by the addition of Willie Nelson’s cover of “The Scientist.” In fact, don’t have any sharp objects nearby – the middle of this video is pretty depressing! Continue reading
Here’s a somewhat indulgent yet easy low carb snack recipe: Chocolate Smoothie. All extremely healthy ingredients with no grain, no added sugar. If you want to go lower carb, eliminate the orange. I have an orange tree right in my backyard, so I can’t resist 😉 Plus, it was Valentine’s Day yesterday – this was my special treat. Continue reading