Thursday, 10 November 2011

Unusual Sources of Iron to Include in Your Healthy Meal Plan

We in the west are being encouraged to eat more whole grains, legumes, nuts, and vegetables. And, if you are looking to lose weight, this is especially important. If this is so, you probably could benefit from trying to have some meals that are vegetarian or vegan (I try to do this at least once a week), as such meals are generally lower in calories. But, you might be concerned by the perceived drop in your iron intake by reducing your meat consumption. Now, the thing most people don't realise is that there are many vegetarian or vegan sources of iron.

So, what are the vegetarian or vegan sources of iron? And, what are the rules you should follow when cooking with them? Read on to find out what iron rich, vegetarian or vegan sources to include in your healthy meal plan.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

US Bioterror Concern: Good for Pharmaceuticals and Bad For Natural Treatments

The Associated Press reported recently that the nation's federal health officials are worried about biological weaponry treatment stockpiles. There is a stockpile of 60 million 60 day anthrax treatments, small pox vaccines, and adapted small pox vaccines for the uncompromising but there is a growing concern for the preparation for a number of other illnesses. As a result of this pressure, pharmaceutical companies are now drawn to a push for the development of multipurpose*treatments in order to expedite the preparation process. What will this new multipurpose drug fad yield?

An example of a multipurpose treatment would be broad spectrum antibiotics, which have saved lives in the worst of situations while being vastly over prescribed to others causing a nationwide epidemic of candida and multiple other issues as a result. Among the new broad spectrum developments is a possible antiviral that could be used for anything from the flu, to AIDS, to the Ebola virus. The selling point on this is that when the next SARS outbreak occurs, treatments will be ready and waiting instead of having to be developed from scratch.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

10 Healthiest Foods for Youngevity

Health is determined by what you eat. "Let nutrition be your medicine," Aspostolus said.

What is true then has not changed today.

From my research and on-hand materials that I used to study for my Masters in Science in holistic nutrition, and clients who successfully improved health, energy or accomplished weight loss between 10 lbs and 100 lbs, here is my list of the top 10 foods.

These foods were selected for their general health, low toxicity and nutritional value (in terms of protein, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals).

And what is good for your health is great for weight loss and your youngevity. Both go hand in hand.

10 best foods (and why)

Friday, 14 October 2011

Health And Wellness Jobs

We all know someone that is out of work. There are many opportunities out there for people to pursue. Everywhere you look there are ads in the paper, infomercials on television, and pop ups on the computer about nutrition and exercise. Many ads about rock hard buns or washboard stomachs and people buy what they are selling. If they can get customers to buy a product off of a late night infomercial so should you be able to do similarly the same thing, just on a more personal basis.

I am talking about a health and wellness job. The opportunities are endless and the money is pretty good too. There are opportunities for you to become a personal trainer at a gym, which in a way would make you a teacher also. People would come to you for a plan to help them become more healthy, and put them on an exercise program that will help improve quality of life for that man or woman. Maybe even show them how to do the exercises correctly so they do not hurt themselves. Next, you could pursue a career as a nutritionist. In this job you would guide people on what foods to eat more of and what foods to stay away from. They can show you different supplements to take and food to eat that might improve the way you feel just because you may not be getting enough of certain vitamins in your everyday life. There are many ways a nutritionist can map out a brand new plan for you that would change your life.

There are many health and wellness jobs and I only mentioned a couple. It seems more people are trying to become more healthy and who says you cannot be a part of that plan for their life. If you want to pursue a career in this field do the research and find the best fit. Even if it means going back to school to make that happen. Do you think it is worth it? If the answer is yes then go for it. This is just an example of the many jobs that are out there for you and no one can hold you down but you. If you are miserable and are looking for a change this would be a good field to look into. Who knows you might learn some new things that would change your quality of life forever.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Foods to Avoid in Order to Lose Weight

People are thrilled from many things in life, however I never in all my days met or heard about a person over the moon about being out of shape and overweight. On the other hand, I routinely come across people sick and tired of yo- yo effects from seemingly healthy diet programs and "sensible meal plans."

Many times these formerly enthused persons give up and just assume that the few, and in too many cases, several extra pounds they carry is just a fact of life they will have to endure.

This type of capitulation whereby you decide to "just get used to the weight" is not a healthy way to live. Decisions of this nature can totally destruct your self- worth not to mention lead to an early grave. It happens every day! To be brutally honest, if you're reading this, you know this already and I will not insult your intelligence with a haranguing lecture other than to say, you as the unique human being on this planet that you are, deserve a way forward that is - simple, effective, and free of hype.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Spicy Secrets To Keeping Your Kitchen and Your Life Hot! Hot! Hot! February, and Forward!

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

In light of this schmaltzy holiday, this article will not only be infused with my love, it will also feature some seriously juicy information on how you can keep life hot and sexy day in and day out, starting NOW!

If I can be blunt, I am no fan of Winter, nor am I of Valentine's Day for that matter. Simply put, resembling a pale, frozen, abominable "puff-monster," shuffling through dirty slush and snow, hardly leaves me feeling "hot and sexy." However, aside from New York's uncharacteristically warm Winter, I've learned how to keep life fresh, fun, and fabulous, at all times, and YOU can too with these two golden

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wheat and Type O's

In our modern times there are so many reasons to maintain our health; especially since our diets are usually loaded with junk food and empty calories. Various diet products have been offered by nutrition experts and there is a "quick fix" for just about any health or weight issue. But did you know that everyone has a different character in terms of nutrition? Even our ancestors in the ancient times tried to solve the mystery surrounding the different types of people and their metabolisms; especially the fact that not all people are the same, and they react differently to foods. It's simple: the answer lies within our blood type.

Blood forms the center of all processes in your body; and it plays a very big role in our metabolism. So what exactly is the secret of our metabolic differences? Blood is not simply the core of metabolism, but it also holds the key to a lot of information about all the essential processes in a person's body. This has indeed become the turning point of the modern diet. By looking at the different blood types: A, B, AB and O, one can recognize their fundamental differences and follow a diet that is specific to each type, to achieve optimal health, weight loss and a strong immune system.