Causes of Weight Gain

There are many causes for gaining weight, but some of the main reasons are related to our genetic make-up. Every cell in the body has a central control system, the nucleus which controls our genes and chromosomes.

The blueprint or operational manual responsible for our physical make-up, our hereditary traits and natural inclinations are stored in our DNA.


The environment we live in and our dietary and exercise habits also contribute to a large extend to an ever-increasing rate of obesity. With physical activity at an all-time low due to time spent on social media and television and the availability of fast foods highly processed, fast foods at your fingertips 24 hours a day.

The increase in calories, unhealthy fats and sugars consumed promotes unhealthy eating habits and larger portions sizes and calorie laden drinks.

Lifestyle choices are another problem in todays society. Poor nutrition leads to fatigue and depression, eating out of boredom, stress and anxieties has a great impact on our overall health and wellbeing and most of all on gaining extra Weight.

This is also an area we can control of and make the necessary changes to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Even minor changes can make a big difference.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking a little bit further away from your place of work and when running errands, limiting your TV time and social interaction and eliminate some of the unhealthy foods

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…]

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…]

The Diabetes Epidemic

dreamstime_m_8976126-Diabetes worldwide is becoming a major issue with large numbers of individuals being diagnosed yearly and many living in a pre-diabetic state. In the US alone 28.5 million people are living with diabetes, that is a shocking 8.3% of the population and in addition there are 1.9 million new cases diagnosed every year and at least 7 million un-diagnosed with another 79 million being pre-diabetic. [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…]

Antibiotics and Bacterial/Viral Infections

Anti-biotics and Bacterial/Viral InfectionsOften the label bacteria or virus are used interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two forms.

The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host – like a plant, animal or human – to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces. Bacteria are [Read more…]

Raw food: More powerful than most medicines

hThe original diet of humans was only raw food, before the discovery of fire and unnatural processing. A raw food diet is more powerful than most medicines, since natural nutrition is full of powerful nutrients and free of chemical additives or preservatives.

The Caveman diet is a version of the raw food diet, named for ancient humans in extreme conditions, who consumed raw food of their local environment. Grains were [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…]

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…]