Unknowingly we steer our children away from natural eating practices that could benefit their health. However, if we observe the way our children eat, we can learn much about how to eat healthier overselves, in a way that supports our digestion and overall wellbeing.
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Food and Health
Everyone eats for comfort now and then. Maybe it is when you’ve had a stressful day at work, or at home with the children. Maybe it’s after an upsetting argument with your significant other. Perhaps you’re most likely to stress eat on the days when you are particularly hormonal. Whatever the case, emotional eating can quickly derail your health goals, or even cause you to gain weight.
The American Heart Association advises people to consume foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, because its beneficial for the heart and overall health. Omega 3 fatty acids are generally found in fish, however due to ocean pollution with heavy metals and Fukushima radiation, it might be better to boost your omega 3 fatty acids levels daily via a plant based diet.
Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.
Now, that all major news outlets are reporting that radioactive water from the Fukushima power plant will be fully dumped into the pacific ocean, you should know that you might have to consume seafood nutrients via other means, as this event alone will completely destroy sea life in the pacific as we know it. So, here are 3 plant based omega 3 sources to avoid seafood contaminated by Fukushima radiation.
You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.
People who are vegan sometimes have to face big challenges in their families trying to explain them why veganism is good and why are they vegans. Convincing family members is a difficult task. I read this message from one person in one of the Facebook's Vegan groups asking for help on how to convince her mom that veganism is good.
These supplements and dietary changes will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally
According to the CDC, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year, and the two main reasons people have heart disease or stroke are: high blood pressure and cholesterol.Therefore, it is important to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at normal levels. So, here are supplements and dietary changes that will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally.
On July 2 one of the world's most famous ice cream makers, Haagen-Dazs announced a breaking news introducing four non-daily vegan ice cream types startling the vegan community.
BBC Stories features one British farmer who gives up nearly $60,000 profit and sends his cows to a sanctuary starting a vegan farm.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain that affects mostly woman and has been linked with nutritional deficiencies. It affects approximately 200 to 400 million people worldwide, according to The National Fibromyalgia Association. So, here are 5 recipes packed with the nutritional needs of fibromyalgia patients.
Today in one of the mommy Facebook groups I read an interesting discussion considering the subject of being a vegan vs vegetarian. "I understand being vegetarian because of the cruelty to animals. That makes sense to me because you car for animals. But I never understood the mentality of not eating eggs, using beeswax, drinking any kind of milk. I do not understand the logic of not using the animal by-products that would be otherwise wasted if not used for other things," honestly asked one person.
Making a fresher sandwich takes four simple steps and one of them depends on how you store you tomatoes. Here is a simple and step by step guide on how to make a fresh sandwich.
With the rise in Type 2 diabetes and the increase in popularity of diets low in carbs and dense in nutrients and protein, more people are looking for options to replace their beloved pasta without having to give up on flavor. It’s not difficult to see why spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles are nutritionally superior to pasta and taste better, too.
Sometimes when you see washed and prepackaged fruits in stores like Walmart you may think that they have done this for quick sale and the price is cheap, but when you compare prepackaged and sliced apples with whole apples or national brands vs store's brand, you will see that in many cases whole apples are cheaper and store brand's food is less expensive compared to national brand. Here are 3 money saving tips for busy moms when they do their grocery shopping.
There are a lot of common household spices that are found in just about everybody’s home. Oregano, basil, and salt just to name a few. A lot of these spices hold some surprises though, do you know about the health benefits of basil?
I have always thought that one of the most influential books of my life was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. I'm certain this book is the very reason why I am not a picky eater. And I have taken a "let's try it attitude", beyond food, towards many aspects of life in general.
When an adult or kid will not eat vegetables, it seems the right name and appearances can go a long way to get them to try these healthy menu options.
Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.
Whether you purchase them in retail stores or make them yourself. Sugar scrubs are a great add on to your beauty routine.
Reimagine Summer Cooking and Entertaining for People Living With MS: Interview with Celebrity Chef Ben Ford
Life with a chronic disease like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) can present unique challenges, especially when it comes to doing some of the things that you love.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is shrouded in controversy and confusion. What is it really. The facts, science and history of this laboratory manufactured substance is clear when you look at the evidence. The process of making HFCS and its chemical composition, when understood correctly, clearly point to many concerns with it being in nearly all foods and drinks on the markets and fast food stores now a days. The history and science speaks for itself.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure (HBP), costing public health billions yearly, and while HBP is the leading cause of stroke, the medications used to control it, also increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a study from the University of Alabama. This alarming finding, makes it all the more necessary for patients to understand how to lower high blood pressure naturally.
The CDC estimates that about 75 million american adults have high blood pressure, which costs the nation a whopping 46 billion dollars a year. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause a stroke via two ways: by the damaging and weakening of your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak and also by the forming of blood clots in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow. But, there are 3 all natural approaches to lower high blood pressure.
Fungal diseases are a global public health problem, and people at higher risk are the ones with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. It is important therefore to boost your immunity with foods that have antifungal capabilities. So, here are 5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections.
"An apple a day keeps the Dr away" is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but why is an apple a day so important? Keep reading to find out.
According to the CDC out of the 1.5 million species of fungi, only about 300 of those can make people sick. Fungal infections not only affect different parts of your body and skin, they can also affect your lungs and even infect your brain. So, here are the foods and herbal oil can be used to treat fungal infections naturally
Okra vegetable offers many health benefits because its is packed with vitamin A, C and K. It has also been scientifically proven to fight cancer and diabetes. So, here are 5 delicious recipes with okra!
This week I spent $69.40 on groceries for our family of 10. I am going to share with you my meal plan for this week.