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|1/27/2015 - From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one...|
|6/25/2014 - It's no secret that a nutritious diet is the key to living a healthy life; however, until now, scientists hadn't produced any studies directly linking poor nutrition to the development of multiple chronic diseases over time.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide's School of Medicine studied...|
|5/14/2014 9:51:09 PM - Although some nonbelievers rank gluten-free among the latest nonsensical buzzwords, several good reasons for being careful with gluten exist. For one thing, as explained by U.S. News & World Report, gluten is relatively new to the human diet and many people have not had time to adapt to it (1). A group...|
|4/26/2014 - There has been quite a bit of proselytizing of different diet types, resulting in some serious online arguing. Obviously, some thrive on these diets, or they wouldn't be so fanatical. Yet there are those whose health worsens with the same diet. Truth is, no one diet type fits all.
Dr. William Donald...|
|9/20/2013 - The evils of fatty carbohydrates have been drilled into your head since the beginning of craze dieting. Over time, professional dieticians have advocated for whole grains, as they are actually good for us and should be added to your daily diet. So, it turns out that not all carbs are as evil as we thought.
|9/9/2013 - Despite the clamoring from fanatical advocates of various diet types, one, single diet is not appropriate for everyone.
Ayurvedic practitioners are renowned for determining exactly what constitutes an appropriately healthy diet for anyone after assessing one's physiological and psychological traits.
|8/22/2013 - For those who are used to white bread and donuts, switching over to whole grains could come as a challenge. But eating whole grains has many health benefits and can help with management of both weight and cholesterol levels. So how do you go about eating more whole grains? The process starts by identifying...|
|3/29/2013 - While it is becoming universally understood that white flour lacks essential nutrients that the human body needs and even promotes disease, the public does not have an adequate understanding of whole grains. We are led to believe that whole grains are a perfectly healthy alternative to refined grains...|
|10/17/2012 - This title is the same as a recent GreenMedInfo.com. It contains a list of over 200 health problems, with celiac disease at the top and including many more not normally associated with gluten intolerance.
The author and founder of GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji, prefers the term gluten toxicity to gluten...|
|9/26/2012 - What if you could make a lifestyle change that saves money, replaces a source of nutrient-deprived, empty calories with a time-tested source of vitamins and minerals, and inexpensively adds a major food group to your preps, all at the same time? What if this lifestyle change was easier than you think?
|9/5/2012 - Government guidelines and advice from medical doctors can often lead people to believe that cereal grains are the foundation of a healthy diet. The food pyramid, now renamed the food plate, dictates that people should eat several servings of whole grains each day to provide an adequate supply of vitamins,...|
|9/1/2012 - A major cause of chronic degenerative disease is a deranged biological terrain. We need to identify the specific foods that disrupt the biological terrain - and the foods that heal it.
Foods that disrupt the biological terrain diminish the negative charge of the red blood cells. In essence, although...|
|7/7/2012 - For many, improperly prepared grains can cause a variety of health issues ranging from digestive upset to serious malabsorption and deficiency. The problem is not necessarily the grain itself, but how it is handled before consumption. Through soaking, sprouting, and fermentation, this potentially harmful...|
|6/23/2012 - The importance of probiotic supplements and foods cannot be exaggerated. Antibiotics have a way of getting into us through commercial foods even if we don't take pharmaceutical antibiotics.
Of course, any rounds of pharmaceutical antibiotics demand an even stronger course of probiotics.
|4/14/2012 - The Standard American Diet, otherwise referred to as S.A.D., consists of low quality factory farmed meats, over-processed packaged foods with vitamins and minerals added back in, condiments, and a leaf of iceberg lettuce as the vegetable for the day -- SAD indeed.
Packaged processed foods made with...|
|3/31/2012 - Millions of people today suffer from gluten intolerance, or Celiac disease, which prevents them from eating foods that contain wheat, barley, rye, and some varieties of oats, as well as a host of other ingredients made from these grains. But did you know that, when prepared properly, breads, cereals,...|
|6/24/2011 3:25:09 PM - Over the past decade, the frequency of conversations about gluten intolerance (GI) and celiac disease (CD) in the United States has gone from almost unheard of to commonplace. Chances are your local supermarket sells dozens of items labeled "gluten free" where none existed five years ago. Restaurants...|
|3/31/2011 - Recently grains have been vilified: gluten is blamed for a variety of digestive disorders. Carbs are blamed for weight gain. And many people insist that soaking grains is necessary for good digestion. Is it possible that organic whole wheat is unhealthy? If you shy away from grains, here are five surprising...|
|11/25/2010 - In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss.
As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward...|
|7/6/2010 - Natural health advocates have long advocated nutrient-dense whole grains over the bleached and processed kinds, like white rice and white bread. Brown rice, for example, is loaded with fiber, B vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients. Scientists are now documenting that it has specific disease-fighting...|
|11/23/2009 - Home-made kefirs are growing in popularity as probiotic food sources while spreading as a community sharing activity. There are two types of Kefirs: Milk kefir and water kefir. The latter is not well known. Both can be home made from fermenting friendly bacterial sources, called starter grains, to provide...|
|10/8/2009 - With 78% of Americans saying they are trying to eat more whole grains, wheat might be the typical go-to for breads and other baked products. Wheat is commonly overused which can lead to food sensitivities and intolerances, with wheat allergies on the rise. Some even suffer from a condition known as...|
|9/2/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Cherie Soria shares on grains, legumes, breads and scones in a raw food diet.
Rawkathon with Cherie Soria . Cherie Soria teaches raw food "cooking" classes and is the author...|
|4/2/2009 - Most health conscious people don't think of waffles and pancakes when they think of breakfast, but it turns out that both foods are highly nutritious and health promoting if the right ingredients are used. A recent study from a team of researchers in Madrid, Spain has highlighted the healthy aspects...|
|3/10/2009 - Once you've heard about the benefits of soaking your grains, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with the information. It's exciting to learn how much you can improve your health simply by taking the time to soak your grains, but if you're not careful, questions about how to put this method into practice...|
|2/27/2009 - What is white flour? It is from the same wheat plant as whole wheat, but the grain has been bleached and the outer hull, or shell of the grain has been removed. The outer shell is hard and protects the soft inner layer that we eat. However it contains most of the nutrients and the food value in the...|
|2/17/2009 - In recent years, countless warnings about refined grains have led many people to make the switch to whole grain foods. Whole grains contain far more fiber and nutrients than refined grains that have been stripped of their natural goodness.
However, the answer isn`t that simple. Even whole grains...|
|12/13/2008 - The link between the consumption of more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been well established through a number of epidemiological studies. Evidence regarding the relationship between such eating habits and the risk of getting cancer of the small intestine...|
|10/16/2008 - As you walk down the grocery aisles, you are bombarded with whole grain cereals, breads and other bakery products. Major companies have a big TV campaign promoting their whole grain cereals. Aside from the fact that many of these are loaded with sugar and few are 100% whole grain, are these foods really...|
|7/13/2008 - A non-profit organization has announced its intention to sue baked goods manufacturer Sara Lee for "misleading" claims about the whole grain nature of some of its products.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sent a letter to Sara Lee announcing CSPI's intention to file a lawsuit...|
|6/12/2008 - People who eat a typical "Western diet" or drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.
"This is a red-alert wake-up call," said Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at...|
|6/9/2008 - Eating a diet high in whole grains and other fiber-rich foods can drastically lower a person's risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
"There is a possibility...|
|5/5/2008 - Eating whole grain cereal for breakfast every day can reduce a man's risk of heart disease by 29 percent, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Physicians Health Study I surveyed 21,000 U.S. doctors on their diets and health status over the course of 19 years. In this...|
|3/12/2008 - The world of lacto-fermentation is a fascinating one. Virtually every culture has some kind of fermented food/beverage. Fermented products are significant sources of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The bacteria in fermented foods are potent detoxifiers. They produce substances that inhibit harmful...|
|1/12/2008 - When eaten as part of a breakfast with a low glycemic index, whole grains can help control blood sugar all day long, according to a study conducted at Lund University in Sweden. A breakfast with a low glycemic index even appeared to improve alertness and mental function.
Anne Nilsson of the Unit...|
|10/15/2007 - Gluten Intolerance, also known as Celiac Disease, was once thought to be a rare genetic disorder until 2003 when it was discovered that it is, indeed, quite common. Where once gluten intolerance was thought to affect 1 in 4000 people it is now thought to affect 1 in 133 and researchers expect...|
|12/18/2006 - Children who eat whole grains and fish are far less likely to develop asthma and wheezing than children who do not consume adequate amounts of those foods, according to new Dutch research published in the journal Thorax.
A team of researchers from the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment...|
|10/13/2006 - In the past, studies have shown that magnesium-rich whole grains could lower diabetes risk in white women, and new research from the Harvard School of Public Health, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Boston University suggests the benefits also apply to black women.
"The take home message is that...|
|8/28/2006 - As childhood obesity continues to grow on an epidemic scale in the United States, experts are suggesting a number of simple ways parents can encourage healthy eating early in life. One of the simplest ways is integrating whole grains into a child's diet. ...|
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|5/16/2005 - Take a look at a box of whole grain Total breakfast cereal from General Mills. This is the company that has decided to switch all of their cereal products to whole-grain products. In terms of public health and nutrition, this is a very big deal.
First off, I'm impressed. I give a thumbs-up to General...|
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