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Beneficial Oils for Your Health

If you listened to most doctors, you’d have to believe fish oils are fabulous. The problem with getting your essential fatty acids from fish oil is that you get more than you bargained for. Many fish oils, especially those derived from fish livers, are contaminated with dioxins, mercury, organo-chloro pesticides, and PCBs. These toxins can […]

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What Is an Alkaline Food?

What Is an Alkaline Food?

The alkaline diet is a diet that is based on regulating the acidity or the pH level of your body. The human body is slightly alkaline, with a blood pH around 7.4. However, your stomach needs to be acidic so that it can break down foods and has a pH of 3.5 or below. For […]

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How to Ease Into a Gluten Free Diet

Going Gluten Free Doesn’t Have to be Complicated! Many people choose to go gluten free even if they don’t have a gluten allergy. A gluten free diet offers many health benefits including helping you to lose weight. A diet without gluten can also help increase energy levels, and improve a number of digestive issues. Whenever […]

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Juice Therapy and Recipes

As part of any whole food lifestyle such as the Wholefood Diet or Full Spectrum Diet, juice therapy, the eliminative and cleansing capacity of raw juice, is a great way to get in all your nutritional foods. Juices are extracted from fresh fruits and vegetables and are rich in their own medicinal properties. Raw juices […]

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Good and Bad Fat – What’s Yours? 

We have all heard the terms good and bad cholesterol and good and bad fat. Good cholesterol (known as HDL) is responsible for protecting against heart attack, heart disease, and the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Bad cholesterol, on the other hand, is responsible for building up too much plaque in the arteries’ walls […]

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Fruit and Veggie Color Guide for a Healthy Diet

Fruits and vegetables have long been touted as a necessary staple in your diet because it is chock full of vitamins, minerals and other “good stuff.” The last few decades have turned up plenty of evidence that that “good stuff” is full of disease fighting components. Thanks to these new discoveries, the Food Pyramid we […]

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Benefits of Raw Honey

The Benefits of Raw Honey

The bees have lent us some of their immunity in the product of their hives. If you have never eaten raw honey, you are in for a taste and health treat. Facts about Raw Honey Honey has been around as long as there have been bees. We see cartoons about bears getting stung mercilessly while […]

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healthy and low-calorie pizza ideas

Healthy and Low Calorie Pizza Ideas

Pizza is a favorite food for many people. Too bad it is so loaded with calories that most people don’t indulge if they want to lose weight and stay healthy. No need to worry. Here are some alternatives for your pizza to help you enjoy it anyway. Let’s start from the bottom up, which is […]

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How to Get the Most Nutritional Bang For Your Buck

Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are good for you. What millions of people do not know, however, is how to enjoy fruits and vegetables on a budget. Depending on where you are and what your nutritional options are, maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult. It is unfortunate that in many cases, eating unhealthy is […]

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