Food Items

How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

items that I recommend keeping in your emergency kit for all occasions, be they a health emergency or other type of disaster. (Fire, flood, tornado, hurricane—Mother Nature certainly hasn’t pulled any punches in recent memory.) Begin by stocking at least enough nonperishable and canned items to…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…eggs rank in the top category of super foods. They provide some of the greatest bang for your buck when it comes to nutrition. Keep in mind, the most nutritious eggs come from free-ranging chickens that are able to consume insects, grass, and other natural items. So opt for those, rather than eggs from…

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…thoroughly. Make it a point to wash each piece of food with either mild soapy water or a produce rinse (Healthy Harvest is one) to remove “earthly” residue. Since you can't peel the spinach or green beans, I would suggest making sure these items were organically grown if at all possible. 2) Minimize…

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The Whey to Good Health

…range of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. In particular, lactoferrin has been shown to stop the growth of two pathogens commonly associated with food poisoning: E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. * Immunity: The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator of overall health and the ability…

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Avoid Aluminum for Better Brain Health

…deodorants, though—recent research shows that they, too, contain aluminum.) * Read food and medicine labels closely. You’ll discover several products you should avoid or at least minimize. Aluminum is frequently added to items like pancake batter, cake mix, nondairy creamers, baking powder, and even salt…

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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…can experiment a little with the other items to come up with your own personal formula. However, it's best to try and keep the finished mixture around 1/2 to 3/4 cup. You'll be surprised how effectively this little shake can take the place of those late-night food cravings and help improve your sleep as…

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What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

item, it’s really best to monitor your blood sugar levels to get a handle on what’s actually happening with various type meals. Monitor How Oatmeal and Other Foods Affect You That’s why I suggest self-testing using a glucose monitor. It’s an easy and precise way to see how specific foods affect…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

It seems that the health benefits of fiber are never-ending. Research has shown that diet rich in the highest fiber foods lowers blood sugar levels as effectively as the use of prescribed oral hypoglycemic drugs. Individuals with type 2 diabetes generally eat less fiber than the general population. And…

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