Amino Acids are vital to the health and proper function of our bodies. Out of 22 amino acids, our body can only produce some of them naturally, the remaining 9 amino acids (called essential amino acids) we have to get from our diet as our bodies can not manufacture them.
Although so many of us opt for “healthy fats” like olive oil, avocados, chia seeds, coconut oil and nuts, most of us still steer away from any full fat dairy. Without doubt you've heard, or even have said that “drinking whole milk will make you gain weight” “only the non-fat yogurt is good” “butter and cheese are bad for your heart.” According to research, these statements are actually false and could be the cause for declining health! Here are five benefits for choosing FULL FAT dairy:
Hughes attributed this remarkable recovery to the gallons of fresh squeezed orange juice that he drank every day while in the hospital.
As it turns out he may have been on to something all along.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Vitamin C heals wounds and forms scar tissue, repairs and maintains cartilage, maintains bones and teeth and forms an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. In addition to Vitamin C’s ability to prevent scurvy, Vitamin C has also been found to prevent or improve a wide range of health issues.
So the first term that needs clarification is that of a ‘whole food’. We have all heard the term and know that it’s good for us. Somehow. But what exactly makes it good for us? And what exactly constitutes a whole food?
Normally, the definition would just mean that it’s a food that’s complete; whole, from the Greek, holon, meaning ‘a single organism.’ This would mean that the organism isn’t broken down; it’s in the most raw state possible. You grab your veggies from the produce section, fresh, rather than getting them canned or frozen. You are taking veggies, tomato sauce, flour, eggs, all the basic items in their most holistic form, then preparing them yourself to make a pizza, rather than buying one pre-made. Even if the pre-made pizza is Organic or All-Natural or any other label trying to make you think it’s healthy, it’s not a whole food when you get it, so your body won’t respond as well to it
Isn’t it amazingly coincidental that everything we need to sustain life and health is provided by earth? We need sunshine; there it is. Vitamins? Here’s fruit and vegetables. Minerals? Everywhere. Water? Abundant. Fresh air? Right outside your mouth. And isn’t it also ironic that every time man tries to mimic nature; nature always prevails. The eye still better than a camera. Imagination far exceeds any movie. Breast milks superior to formula. Food is more nutritious than vitamin pills. Study after study, nature unequivocally prevails.
Human beings are the sickest species on the planet. Chronic illness, obesity, and cancer have all increased in the last 10 years. (1) People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We are over-scheduled and under-nourished. We may be more advanced in technology and industry than our ancestors and other species but our fast-paced and fast-food lifestyle has made us ill.
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy based on reverence towards asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity, austerity, modesty, intimacy, impermanence and appreciation of objects and their natural processes. Wabi-Sabi is something that brings about a sense of spiritual longing and beauty. It also refers to a certain quirkiness that adds uniqueness and elegance. In other words, “flawed-beauty” is considered divine.
Timothy Ferris asks a great question: “What exactly is health and wellness?” Some people believe it’s simply the absence of symptoms. As in, “I feel pretty good, I must be healthy.” Some assume if they exercise a few times a week, all is well. Health is defined as the state of being free from illness or injury. But we all know that health is a triune of mind, body and spirit: Emotional health, physical health, and positive mental well-being.
Natural ways to Boost your Immune System Winter time means more time spent inside to stay warm and cozy, but with it brings more exposure to other people, and more chances of getting sick. It’s important during this time of year to Boost your Immune System! What can you do to make sure your body can fight off whatever comes its way?
What does it mean to go green? You may know that going green is good for the environment, but what does it really mean? While going green does have to do with recycling, that is not all there is to it. Going green means that you try to minimize the harm you might do to the environment and the planet. There are several things you...