One in eight women will battle breast cancer in her lifetime, a statistic that has not changed significantly for a few years. The good news is that the odds of surviving breast cancer continue to improve every year. Approximately 2.4 million breast cancer survivors are living today, most of those now cancer-free. Continue reading “What you must know about Breast Cancer now” »
There’s nothing that makes summer feel more like summer than the smell of charcoal and grilling meat in the air. Just breathe deeply and take in the smell of – wait, what is that smell? Could it be eggplant? The grill is not just for meat anymore. Continue reading “Vegetarian On The Grill” »
As many proponents as there are for vegetarianism there are just as many people who don’t have an opinion on the subject. On the other extreme however, there are also just as many people who would go so far as to argue against the practice. Continue reading “Arguments Against Vegetarianism” »
It is an unfortunate fact of life that many high nutrient, low fat, low calorie foods are expensive, while many nutrient free, calorie dense foods are cheap. This can make buying and cooking healthy foods for yourself and your family quite a challenge, particularly when the food budget is limited. Continue reading “Eating Healthy When Money Is Tight” »
Any healthy eating plan begins at the grocery store. Learning to make smart choices when shopping for food is the key to the success of any healthy diet plan. Learning to recognize the healthiest, freshest foods is a skill every grocery shopper must learn. Continue reading “Smart Shopping Tips For Healthy Eating” »
Our bodies metabolize food into glucose so that cells can use it for energy. A person with diabetes must be aware of how specific foods affect blood sugars in order to achieve good control. Understanding the food pyramid, Continue reading “Diabetic Exchange Diets” »
As mentioned in the previous chapter, adopting a diet low in fiber during the onset and duration of diverticulitis will aid in managing and alleviating any symptoms that may occur. The following tips may be useful in decreasing fiber in the diet:
1) Consume white breads and cereals: During the process of refinement, foods tend to lose much of their fibre content. Breads and cereals based on white flour are particularly low in fibre and are the optimal choice for someone suffering from diverticulitis.
2) Limit (but do not completely eliminate) the amount of plant foods consumed: As fibre is mainly obtained from these types of foods it makes sense to limit these in the diet for the duration of diverticulitis.
3) Remove the skin from fruits and vegetables before consumption. Most of the fibre contained within these foods is held within the skin.
4) Avoid seeds, nuts, popcorn, and legumes as these may further exacerbate the condition.
Foods that are low in fibre include:
- White breads and cereals
- Skinless fruits and vegetables
- Fruit Juice
- Vegetable Juice
- Meat and dairy products
5) In some individuals it may be necessary to select lactose free dairy products, if lactose malabsorption is present. Appropriate dairy foods that are low in lactose include:
1 Soy milk (ensure you select a soy milk fortified with calcium)
2 Most cheeses
3 Lactose free milk
4 Lactose free yogurt
Anemia Can Affect Anyone! Anemia or anaemia, from the Greek word meaning “without blood”, refers to a deficiency of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or hemoglobin. This results in a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to the tissues, causing hypoxia; Continue reading “How Do I Know If I Have Anemia” »
With the holidays coming to an end and the New Year’s Eve festivities under our belts, you may be feeling the toll on your body. This can be demonstrated through feelings of fatigue, lack of motivation and an increased susceptibility to illness as a result of a weakened immune system. Continue reading “The Importance Of Vitamin B12” »
It has been documented since the early 1970’s that poor diet and food allergies could be related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or that there could be improvements in an ADHD individual by putting them on a specific ADHD Diet. Continue reading “ADHD Diet Information: A Common Sense Approach” »
It has been said that variety is the spice of life, and that is certainly true when trying to eat a healthy diet. No one likes to eat the same thing day after day, and boredom is the enemy of a healthy diet. Continue reading “Variety of Food Your Key To A Healthy Diet” »
There are so many benefits that retinol has to offer, so you should be sure to get enough of it in your daily diet. For the skin alone, retinol has some amazing anti aging effects, it fights acne, and has even been proven to help prevent cancer too. But it doesn’t stop there. Retinol also promotes vision as well as strong bones too. Continue reading “What are the best sources of Vitamin A?” »
Remember, the paleo diet is more than just “eating like a caveman” but also NOT EATING what a caveman wouldn’t. And unfortunately, it’s a long list. So the next time you’re not sure if the food on your plate is “primitive” enough, use this list as your go to guide. Continue reading “Paleo diet: forbidden foods list” »
What does it mean to “Alkalize” your body? Well, it’s the opposite of having your system be Acidic. Remember those litmus papers from high school lab? You can actually use those to test our urine or saliva to see what your pH level is. We ideally want to score at least in the 6-7 range because this means we are not too acidic (which can lead to health problems). Continue reading “What is an Alkaline pH Level and How to Monitor yours?” »
In a perfect vegetarian world, we would consume no animal fat at all. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society have established guidelines that recommend limiting the intake of fat such that the calories from fat make-up no more than 30% of total calories. Continue reading “Dietary fat consumption” »