Cruciferous vegetables (or brassicas) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention. These vegetables contain phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. These phytochemicals change the way estrogen is metabolized or broken down in the body. This, in turn, decreases the risk of hormone- or estrogen-related cancers like breast and uterine cancer. Isothiocyanates are activated by… Continue reading Cruciferous Vegetables
Many people have turned to the high protein, low carbohydrate diet in a desperate attempt to loose weight. Medical doctors prescribed this diet and it was termed the “high uremic diet”. It received this name because those on this diet generally lose large amounts of water. In reality, most of the weight lost experienced is… Continue reading The Popular High Protein Diet.
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods. Unlike other carbohydrates, the body can’t digest fiber. Instead, fiber passes through the body, performing important functions in the process. The type of function performed depends on the type of fiber consumed. Plant foods contain two types of fiber—soluble and insoluble.Soluble Fiber – This type… Continue reading Fiber
Commonly referred to as the ”fight or flight”, the sympathetic nervous system is part of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body to react to stresses such at threat or injury. It causes muscles to contract and heart rate to increase. Parasympathetic is the converse of sympathetic and is referred to as “rest and… Continue reading Sympathetic VS Parasympathetic
Their chemical constituents and their aromas, have a powerful, immediate effect on the brain, the nervous system and on the release of neurotransmitters. Anatomically, the sense of smell has immediate access to the cerebral cortex, initiating a cascade of beneficial responses that quickly influence areas of the brain dealing with memory, emotion, metabolism, glandular stimulation… Continue reading Essential Oils
Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pastures. That was the conclusion reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Testing found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised… Continue reading Free Range Eggs
Acupuncture: Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being. Here are two common acupuncture points to reduce stress and promote health and well being. Conception Vessel 17 Location: In the center of the sternum (breastbone) between the nipples… Continue reading Helpful Tips for Reducing Stress
Mushrooms offer a double boost of the nutrients that may slow the aging process, according to researchers from Penn State University. The antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione appear to help protect against oxidative stress, which occurs when , the body uses food to produce energy. “What we found is that, without a… Continue reading Mushrooms On The Double
Are you looking for an easy, fast effective way to exercise? In recent years researchers have found that great benefit can be obtained from short physical workouts. Even as little as 10 minutes of exercise a day can produce results. And for boosting metabolism and benefiting the heart, some research has shown that brief period… Continue reading Short On Time ? mini workouts, maximum results.
Minerals found in foods are quite different from those found in supplemental mineral pills. Minerals are always combined with specific amino acids; sometimes with vitamins. The process of bonding mineral to amino acid or mineral to vitamin is called “chelation.” Chelated minerals are preferable to synthetic minerals because the body easily recognizes and uses minerals… Continue reading Minerals in Fresh Juices