“Coconut oil contains large amounts of lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat coconut oil to increase the quality of the womb environment and breast milk”
Have you ever been around a pre-menopausal woman on a low fat diet? WATCH OUT! Not only will she be on edge from hunger, but her hormones will be totally out of whack! In addition she will most likely overeat carbs due to her hunger, which will in turn spike insulin production and lead to excessive weigh gain. Angry, overweight, and hormonal is no way to go through life! Seriously - woman need fat to be healthy.
I have to admit that when I decided to go gluten-free 6 years ago it was not because I had celiac disease or even got noticeably sick when I ate gluten. Pure vanity was at the core of why I wanted to experiment with going gluten-free (there - I said it)! After all, gluten is what is found in processed baked goods, pasta and bread, all of which lead to weight gain.
Dr. Oz did a segment on the benefits of coconut oil consumption last week on his popular TV show. Finally more and more people will begin to understand and benefit from the positive research that is out there on the healing properties of coconut oil! While there is still a lot to learn, we can be happy that Dr. Oz and others are blessing this incredible life-giving energy source!
New Years Resolution #1 for me each New Year since I learned about the raw food diet is to CONSUME MORE ENZYMES! I am a confessed obsessive compulsive when it comes to what I eat, but during the holiday season I definitely let my hair down and enjoy a cocktail (or two), indulge in lobster ravioli, eat pancakes, dance like no one is watching and the list goes on and on.
I was recently asked by my friends 14 year old daughter how to get enough protein at breakfast while on a plant strong diet. Here are the answers:
1. What is your typical breakfast?
What is this RAW FOOD diet all about and how can it make me look younger? The RAW FOOD diet is rapidly becoming the most talked about diet in America. What is it all about and how can we incorporate this lifestyle into our lives with out countless hours of dehydration and food preparation?
You've heard it over and over again - Real Men Eat Meat! Cant you just hear those big husky guys with all those muscles claiming that they must consume large quantities of animal flesh to grow those extra large muscles. Really? Must we consume animals to grow muscles? How about all those grass fed cows out there? They have huge muscles and don't eat other animals.