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)