Category Archives: Juicing & Smoothies Tips

How Does Consuming Probiotic Food Like Kefir Affect My Brain?

The Gut-Brain Connection A few days ago, my daughter suffered from some abdominal problems. She had lots of gas and poor appetite. She told me, it was funny, because “when my stomach is unwell, my head feels dizzy too” I told her that it is not a co-incidence, as our gut health is related to our ‘brain health’. There is a connection between our gut and brain. The gut is known as the second brain. Dr. Michael […]

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It is Important to Ask, "Why is Salt Bad For the Body"?

We seem to crave it, so why is salt bad for the body? Our bodies require a certain amount of salt in order to function properly. It is a necessary electrolyte. It is true that at times our bodies crave salt, however, generally the amount of salt that we need can be found naturally occurring in the foods that we eat. Most people add large amounts of salt to the foods that they eat. It is recommended […]

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Carbohydrates – Are They Good For Us Or Are They Bad For Us?

Carbohydrates certainly are and have been the most controversial type of food in the American diet today. Are carbs good? Are they bad? What is a good carb? What is a bad carb? It is very confusing for most people. Carbohydrates are, however, one of the most varied of the three nutrient types. Carbohydrates include starches such as bread and potatoes as well as sugars. They also contain things we think are good for us, like fruits […]

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How to Raise Glutathione Level in the Body

There are several ways to raise one’s glutathione level. One can always take supplements and although many say that taking supplements orally and intravenously are the fastest way of increasing one’s glutathione level, it is not, by all measure, the ultimate means. In fact, it is recommended that one should also utilize natural ways in raising its level by eating the right food, staying healthy, exercising and then complement that regiment by taking glutathione supplements. Eating Glutathione-Rich […]

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What Should My Iron Level Be?

If your body does not have adequate levels of iron, you can suffer from anemia. Anemia can be detected when hemoglobin is below normal levels in the body. Hemoglobin is very important for the body as it transports oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body. When body does not have sufficient levels of iron, the result is problems such as fatigue and shortness of breath. These are some of the problems that can arise […]

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Understanding Protein and Its Importance

The word “Protein” comes from the Greek work “Protos” which means “Of prime importance”. Protein is the main building block of the human body, if you were to compare your body to a building, protein would be the raw material. Like fats, and carbohydrates, proteins are composed of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. The actual difference between protein and the other two macro-nutrients is the presence of nitrogen. Scientists use nitrogen tests to compare the utilization of proteins […]

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Lomatium Dissectum Root – What You Need to Know

A native of the far western coastal and inland areas of North America from California to British Columbia, Lomatium dissectum is commonly known as fern-leaved desert parsley and biscuitroot. It is a perennial herb of the carrot family, has a distinctly spicy fragrance, and grows to about three to four feet in height. The thick root is the part of the plant most commonly used for its medicinal qualities. Although not as active medicinally as the root, […]

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A Guide to Good Health – What Is Nutrition?

Everyone wants good health. However, not everyone shares a common definition of what good health is, though a common starting point for any definition would have to include the term “nutrition”. Proper nutrition is required to keep a human body functioning, but just what is nutrition? Simply put, nutrition is everything we consume that contributes to our health. Nutrition is all the vitamins, minerals and foods that supply the basic needs for life. In other words, good […]

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Kefir Grains – Lowering Your Cholesterol

Though cholesterol is essential for many functions in the human body, high levels of it may contribute to anything from high blood pressure to coronary heart disease, and lowering your cholesterol now by eating healthier, exercising and avoiding sugars, saturated fats, and starches may prevent a lot of serious health problems down the road and play a role in decreasing them as you get older. Healthy cholesterol levels act as a precursor to certain hormones and vitamins, […]

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Top Vegetables That Contain Prebiotics

Some mainstream foods are including prebiotics in them as a way for us to be able to up our prebiotic intake. The word is out and spreading quickly, even commercials about prebiotics in pet food are popping up. All this has led more people searching for more information on this relatively new health topic. The already proven health benefits we can get from prebiotics certainly makes this a worthwhile effort and something we just can’t ignore. Putting […]

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