All right ladies, we all know the feeling that sense of urgency, the painful urination, sometimes worse. Bladder infections are more than just a pain in the you know what. They can be a constant source of irritation and inconvenience. They also force us take medications and supplements that are just plain bad for you. Just thinking about it makes me want to cross my legs and squint my eyes! Throw in the subsequent yeast infection that trails the bladder infection (caused by antibiotics) and youre left with a woman on the brink!
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.
With all the talk about Oprah and her staffs 28-day vegan challenge, I thought it would be good to give some insight into my vegan journey, which began 6 years ago. I am the founder and creator of the raw, vegan, gluten-free snack food brand Hail Merry. I have passed through the worlds of being an omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, and high raw foodist and now I proudly consider myself a flexitarian”. Where I …
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? What’s it all about and how can I incorporate it into my life without countless hours of dehydration and food preparation? The raw food lifestyle is rapidly becoming the most talked about diet in America despite a haze of skepticism shrouding the movement. To all the skeptics, I see where you’re coming from: If I only eat raw, will I stop shaving my armpits and join a commune? Will I become that annoying evangelist who never gets invited to a dinner party because I only talk about raw food and how it makes you super human? I offer to you my own life as evidence: my real mom experience with the raw food diet and how I walked away from nine months of being 99% raw to become a total fan of raw food AND someone you still might want to invite to a dinner party. At least I hope!
I’m sure you’ve seen it. The new campaign for high fructose corn syrup in which the Corn Refiners Association has decided to rebrand and rename their product. Reflecting on changing consumer sentiment around high fructose corn syrup and declining sales, the Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA for a name change to high fructose corn syrup. They want to call it “corn sugar”. The ad campaign is brilliant. Worried, they ask? We are, too, they claim. Only their concern doesn’t stem from the epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and corn allergies that we are seeing, but rather their concern stems from a 20 year low in the sale of high fructose corn syrup and the impact it is having on the profitability of members of the Corn Refiners Association