Archive August, 2012


#4 of the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – Nuts

Grabbing a handful of nuts is a heart-healthy way to beat the afternoon itch for a cookie, Madden says. “Almonds are very high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and fiber, while walnuts are a great plant-based source of an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid.” According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats can […]

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The Health Benefits of Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

Controlling the body water levels Promoting stable pH balance in the cells Encouraging excellent blood sugar health Reducing the common signs of aging Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract Aiding vascular health Supporting healthy respiratory function Lowering incidence of sinus problems Increasing bone strength […]

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Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – #3 Olive Oil

A 2011 study found that people ages 65 or older who regularly used olive oil (for both cooking and as a dressing) were 41 percent less likely to have a stroke compared to those who never use olive oil in their diet. Use a little olive oil instead of butter or drizzle some over pasta, […]

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Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – #2 Whole Grains

The soluble fiber found in whole grains such as whole-wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal binds the cholesterol in your meal and drags it out of your body, Madden says. “And, when your body needs to utilize cholesterol in the future, it draws on your blood cholesterol supply, effectively lowering your total blood cholesterol level […]

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Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – #1 Avocados

“Instead of using a whopping dollop of mayonnaise on your sandwich, try using thin slices of avocado,” suggests Megan Madden. a registered dietitian in New York, NY. A 1996 study done by researchers in Mexico found that people who ate avocado every day for one week experienced an average 17 percent drop in total blood […]

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Kale Chips

Put down the potato chips! Replace those empty calories with vitamin-rich kale. A nutritional superstar, kale is rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Indulge your craving for crunch with these healthy, homemade kale chips. Ingredients 1 bunch organic kale 1 tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray Sea salt to […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 TBSP olive oil, ¼ tsp sea salt, ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional), 2 lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-in chunks, 2 lg red bell peppers, cut into 1-in pieces, 2 TBSP white balsamic or white wine vinegar, 1 lb spinach or arugula, torn into bite-size pieces, Directions: 1. Preheat the […]

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What’s In Season in North and South Carolina?

Below is a list of produce that is in season now in North and South Carolina.  Visit your local produce market or Farmer’s Market for wonderfully fresh produce, filled with nutrients and vitamins. Apples, August through February (cold storage until spring) Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall Basil, May through November Beets, […]

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There’s Still Time to Sign Up for the Naturally Nourishing Body Ecology 101 Workshop

The Body Ecology Diet has proven results of healing and restoration. Start with our 101 workshop and follow up with our Intermediate and Advanced Trainings focusing on B.E.D. cooking. Workshop 101 Offers: The Body Ecology Diet and its 7 Principles Why these combine principles lead to healing and prevention. How to apply B.E.D. to your […]

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A Few Healthy Alternatives to Harsh Color Treatments

We all know how frustrating it can be when you’re having a bad hair week. You start to really notice that your hair color is looking washed-out, flat, and dull, your ends are see-through, and your hair is completely lifeless. You may even spot a few grey hairs glaring at you. If it’s too early […]

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