Fake Foods and Empty Calories

How much of the food we eat on a regular basis is real and how much is fake? Are we consuming real, wholesome grains, fruits and vegetables or some look-alike, taste-alike substitutes?

Are the hormone and anti-biotic added animal products and the farm-raised fish offerings the same as the free range and organically raised live stock? [Read more…]

Food is Information

Every bite, every calorie we consume is sending a signal to our body. And just like an instructional manual it is providing step by step directions of how the calories consumed have different biological effects.

Some of these calories are addictive, such as sugar and chocolate, some are promoting weight gain and create a variety of health conditions and [Read more…]

Super Bugs Cause Thousands of Deaths

So-called Super Bugs cause thousands of deaths and disfigurements every year. Public health officials are alarmed and in recent years MRSA alone was responsible for half of all skin infections treated in the North American emergency rooms.

In normal situations, like a cut finger or a scraped knee, the wound will heal on its own, but sometimes wounds become infected with bacteria causing more tissue damage.

Though the practice is uncommon in the United States, honey is successfully used elsewhere on wounds and burns that are [Read more…]

Essential Amino Acids

Proteins are made up of smaller molecules called amino acids – these are the building blocks needed for growth, maintenance and repair. Some can be produced by our own body, while we must get others from the foods we eat. [Read more…]

Fasting to Kick-Start Your Weight Loss

dreamstime_m_5546688Fasting can play an important part in getting you started to lose weight and is beneficial for overweight and obese individuals. A fast can last as little as 12 hours or can be extended to a period of 7 days.

Intermittent fasting has been embraced by many religions as a form of cleansing and great ancient personalities like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Pythagoras promoted water fasting as a way to remove toxins and impurities from the body. [Read more…]

Quantum Connection

Quantum is the Latin word for amount and is used to describe the smallest possible unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter. This framework is responsible for any number of bizarre phenomena—theoretical cats that are simultaneously dead and alive  and particles miles apart that can communicate instantaneously. [Read more…]

Original Ancient Grains

Due to the interest in living healthier lifestyles there is a renewed interest in ancient grains. A rise in food allergies is making wheat and especially gluten one of the most controversial foods in recent years.

Research has shown that ancient grains often provide a richer source of nutrients such as protein, Vitamin B2, iron, phosphorus, copper, selenium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc and many others. [Read more…]

Vaccination – Immunization

Vaccination - ImmunizationVaccination is the administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate adaptive immunity for a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by many pathogens.

Inoculation is the placement of something that will grow or reproduce, and is most commonly used in respect of the introduction of a serum, a vaccine or antigenic substance into the body of a human or animal, especially to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease. [Read more…]

Sexual Activity and Hair Loss

In Chinese medicine, which has its roots in Taoism, it is widely accepted that there is a direct correlation between kidney/adrenal health and the health of the hair.

It has been recorded in both Taoist (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) medical texts for thousands of years that there is a connection between sexual activity in men and hair loss. It is maintained that excessive emission by men during intercourse or otherwise puts tremendous stress on the kidneys and results in pattern hair loss for those genetically predisposed. [Read more…]

Stiletto Heels in Great Demand

dreamstime_m_44608766-There is no denying that high heels and platform shoes are very popular . The history of high heels dates back many centuries and there are some fascinating facts about high heeled shoes and their origin.

Foot wear has changed through the times and the first stiletto heels date back to about 1000 BC. Throughout history they took on various roles and besides having functional value they were an indicator of social stature and importance.   [Read more…]