Juice for Energy

Juice for energy today.  Spring time is here and a few of my close family members are trying to shed the comfy winter pounds.  No names here.  My sister in Florida has just joined a local swim team.  She has found a new source of energy before her swim practices.  No soda or caffeine!  Just a great natural source of energy.  My sister is drinking [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 May 31st, 2013|Green Living, Nutrition, SuperFoods|0 Comments

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Let me introduce to you my great friend and Natural Doctor.... Dr. Nancy A little about Dr. Nancy. Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last twelve years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the book, An Etiological Theory of Chronic Disease: The Paradigm Shift of [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 March 27th, 2013|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Magnesium Health Benefits

Magnesium had many health benefits.  Magnesium is my Mineral SuperFood.  Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function and just happens to be my mineral of choice.  I believe adding magnesium into your diet does the most good for many common health issues.  What really is Magnesium? Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 17th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Probiotics: Gut SuperFood

Probiotics are my #3 SuperFood I am discussing this week.  My superfoods are not ranked by importance, just selected.  My 5 Superfoods are ALL SUPER important :) What are probiotics anyway? Probiotics are "friendly bacteria" that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 15th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

1.5em;">Cod liver Oil is my #2 Superfood.  I consider it a Brain Superfood.  Here's why... So what is cod liver oil? Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish.  As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.  Cod liver oil also contains vitamin A and vitamin D.  It has historically been taken because of its vitamin A and vitamin D content. (Source) [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 12th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Coconut Oil: Skin SuperFood

Coconut Oil is the first SuperFood that I am going to highlight this week.  I started learning about the health benefits of coconut oil 4 years ago.  It quickly became a big part our diet.   The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.  Coconut oil also has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.  Some [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 11th, 2012|SuperFoods|6 Comments

SuperFoods (Week 2)

This is the 2nd week of my Bee Healthy Challenge.  Last week was my Real Food Challenge and this week I am focusing on my favorite SuperFoods.  First, what is a SuperFood?  I love Wikipedia and it defines superfood as "the term used to describe food with high nutrient content that may confer health benefits, with few properties considered to be negative." I will be discussing [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 11th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Benefits of Fish Oil

There are many health benefits of fish oil (and fermented cod liver oil).  The benefits of fish oil are well documented.  Researchers at Ohio State found that taking omega-3 supplements (a.k.a. fish oil) can help slow the body’s aging process by lengthening telomeres that often shorten with age. Telomeres are small DNA segments in white blood cells that shorten over time as the result of [...]

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

What is the importance of omega 3 fatty acids?  Should omega 3 fatty acids be supplemented in a regular diet?  How does an omega 3 fatty acid deficiency affect the brain?  The New York Times has reported that a new study links low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with smaller brain volume and poorer performance on tests of mental acuity, even in [...]