Carbs and Sugar

Carbohydrates consist of complex long-chain and short-chain carbohydrates or sugars.  All the cells - the cells in the brain - more than the rest - depend on glucose for energy and to function properly. The body makes glucose by splitting complex sugars and carbohydrates into their basic units - mostly sugar. This process begins in the mouth when saliva is added to the food. The enzymes in the saliva hydrolyze carbohydrates into simple sugars … [Read more...]

15 Ways To Leave Your Blubber

15 Ways To Leave Your Blubber This book presents an entertaining and yet serious look at today’s obesity epidemic. By explaining step by step the actions required to a permanent weight loss - it is an easy to understand guide to a healthier and slimmer you. With entertaining illustrations it is an easy read and an enjoyable experience not to be missed. If you are serious about weight loss, this could be the answer you have been looking … [Read more...]

Which Diets Works Best?

There are many different weight loss plans and products available today. Most will give you some results while others are strictly a temporary fad created by someone’s imagination. Most restrictions of high fat, high carbs and high sugar will temporarily work and could give you the desired results if you could only stick to it long enough and modify your overall eating habits. Diets like the Atkin’s Diet, South Beach Diet, Dukan, Paleo and many … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Formula

 The average person will gain approximately two pounds per year and that doesn’t seem to be much of a concern, but over the period of 10 years this amounts to about 20 pounds, over 20 years to 40 pounds and over a period of 30 years it can add up to 60 pounds. One day you look in the mirror and you ask yourself “How did this happen”. You know the answer. Even if you have been following a reasonably healthy lifestyle, a slower metabolism and a … [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. They are also less likely to be … [Read more...]

The Four Basic Female Body Shapes

The female figure is a combination of a woman’s skeletal structure and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat. A woman’s body type is often expressed by bust, waist and hip measurements. Estrogen level have a significant impact on a female’s body shape, especially during the productive years. Besides other functions, estrogen promotes the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts and the widening of the … [Read more...]

The Amazing Benefits of Oil Pulling

Astonishing results have been accomplished by practicing the age old Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. The exciting factor of this healing method is its simplicity. All it takes is a tablespoon of cold pressed sesame, sunflower or unrefined coconut oil to get to some of the root causes of chronic conditions and health problems. It is most beneficial to practice oil pulling in the morning before brushing your teeth, before breakfast – on an … [Read more...]

Syndrome X

If you are putting on weight around the waistline despite healthy eating habits. If you feel constantly tired, relying on snacks or coffee to get you through the day? The problem might be Syndrome X. A commonly accepted definition of Syndrome X, also referred to as metabolic syndrome, might be a generalized disorder whose four main symptoms are hyperglycemia (a greater than normal amount of glucose in the blood)  hyper-lipidemia (an excess … [Read more...]

Acidophilus (Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium

Our good bacteria is most commonly disrupted by excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, stress, drinking chlorinated water, excessive alcohol consumption and the frequent use of colas and other carbonated beverages. Most over the counter medications and prescriptions of anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-biotics are also to blame for an interruption in our good bowel flora flora. Antibiotics, are effective in … [Read more...]

White Fat vs Brown Fat

In humans and mammals two types of adipose tissue or fats are present. Brown fat is mostly found in infants and hibernating mammals - white adipose tissue or white fat is common in adults. One of its functions is to store the extra calories, nutrients and energy and it is also responsible for ever expanding waistlines, muffin tops, love handles and bulging thighs. In contrast, brown fat expends energy in the form of heat and it is crucial for … [Read more...]