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Diet and Nutrition


Finding Your Path – Brother Sage Journey

A rare picture of me when I was affectionately nicknamed Sprout from the Austin Community who knew me from volunteering at Wheatsville Coop and Green Life Living Foods Community, Gardens and 24 Hour Raw Foods Restaurant, where I lived and served full time for 2 1/2 years before it closed. In 1977, I gave up [...]
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Lose Your Belly Fat Now – It Literally is Killing You

Weight loss with the reduction of abdominal fat mass almost invariably reverses insulin resistance as a consequence of chronic excessive energy intake in relation to physical activity levels. Weight loss, the macronutrient composition of the respective diet, aerobic exercise, and resistance training all appear to improve insulin resistance, by distinct mechanisms.
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, Diabetes
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Gluten: Sabotaging Your Health, Your Brain & Your Weight

The New England Journal of Medicine that listed 55 diseases caused by gluten! Many of the diseases are neurological and psychiatric including anxiety, migraines, epilepsy, neuropathy, schizophrenia, dementia, depression, and autism. The National Library of Medicine has found over 200 adverse health effects linked to gluten-containing grains. Gluten has adverse neurological and cognitive consequences following ingestion. Gluten destroys the brain and nervous tissue more than any other tissue in the body, including the GI tract.
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Natural Products Expo West – March 6-9, 2014, Anaheim, CA – OWC to Award Best of Show Again This Year

What is Natural Products Expo West? Simply the best convention of the year on the planet to discover the latest and greatest in natural health and human potential as it relates to food, healthy living and beyond. Leaders in nutritional and alternative medicine including Dr. Weil (speaking on Natural product Expo West's opening morning) attend this event.
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What is Optimal Health?

Optimal health can be achieved by applying age management medicine techniques developed by certified age management doctors like Dr. Gosrani.
Also posted in Aging, Cancer, Featured, Health and Wellness Programs, Heart Disease
, Inflammation, Obesity, Regenerative Medicine | Leave a comment

All About Artichokes

This week is all about Artichokes since they are abundant in the Pacific Northwest and absolutely gorgeous.
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Yoga of Food Blog, Eating Good Feels Good, by Sorrel Weiss

Yoga of Food recipes for vegan organic goodness. Read these delicious morsels of wisdom and absorb more at http://sorrelweiss.com/blog.cfm
Also posted in Ayurvedic Medicine, Brain, Breathing, Featured, Food, Habits of Healthy People, Spirituality, Wellness for Women, Women's Health | Leave a comment

Top 10 Herbs to Boost Your Immune System

The herbs and foods listed below are in the “superfood” category, are nutrient dense, and can help your health. Dried plants were after all the drugs of choice by doctors for thousands of years.
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Detoxification – A Way to Be “Proactive” Rather Than “Reactive”

Our cells’ are only as healthy as their ability to take in nutrients and eliminate waste.
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, Featured, Nutritional Medicine, Weight Loss
, Wellness, Wellness for Men
, Wellness for Women, Women's Health | 1 Comment

Holiday Time with Natural Sugars with ZERO Calories

Dr. Ramsey shares her expertise on healthy and unhealthy sugar sources and a few delicious and "nutritious" recipes.
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Letting Children Drink Soda is as Bad as Letting Them Smoke Cigarettes

Sugar consumption is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Soda and energy drinks target kids. This is as bad as allowing Big Tobacco to target kids with advertising campaigns. Based on the insights of thousands of physicians, nutritionists, researchers, and "sugar sufferers" worldwide, the book "SUGAR SHOCK!" addresses how badly sugar affects the body and helps everyone kick the sugar habit.
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, Diet, Eating Disorders
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Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Healthy Aging Tips by Andrew Weil, M.D.

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses - including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer's disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body's healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness.
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Seasonal Allergies: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Conventional medicine for seasonal allergy management helps alleviate symptoms, but does not address the real cause.
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What You Don’t Yet Know About Cleanses, Vitamin D and Omega Fatty Acids

Want to know the truth about Vitamin D, Omega Fatty Acids and learn the difference between unhealthy and healthy cleanses and why you probably need a hard core healthy cleanse now? Watch these amazing exclusive videos with Dr. Sheridan of Health Force Nutritionals from the 2011 Natural Products Expo March 13, 2011.
Also posted in Featured, Health News, Hot Topics, Joint Support, Longevity, Men's Health, Nutrition
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Water, Your Most Essential Nutrient

Talk about essential nutrients - there is no more an essential nutrient than water. Your body depends on clean water to perform its daily functions, such as digestion, temperature and blood regulation, respiration, and detoxification. In particular, your body’s ability to flush out toxins and properly assimilate nutrients depends heavily on an abundant intake of clean, chemical free water. The more stress, toxins, and pollutants your body battles with each day, the more water it needs.
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, Featured, General Health & Wellness, Habits of Healthy People, Healthy Aging, Hot Topics, Water | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Medical Marijuana, Hemp and Cannabis – History of Use and the Untold Story

Medical marijuana is the rage today in many parts of the US. Decriminalization is the trend. The hemp plant has been used globally for over 10,000 years. Hemp use in protein supplements, skin care, body care, beverages and other foods is increasingly common. This article discusses medical marijuana and other human consumption aspects of hemp - one of nature’s miraculous superfoods and most misunderstood renewable resources.
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Hemp Food Nutrients Explain Its Growing Use and Rapidly Expanding Markets

Hemp foods are expanding onto the shelves of grocery and natural food stores across North America. By definition, these are foods containing whole hemp seeds or the oil, nut (hulled seed) and/or flour (ground seed cake) derived from the seeds. Examples of currently available hemp food products include protein supplements (expect to see hemp increasingly [...]
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Founder of Bauman Nutrition Colleges, Dr. Ed Bauman Wellness Vision

My vision of the 21st Century is that health will not be a luxury for those with income, status and access to specialized services. Health will be recognized as an essential human right, supported by our policy makers, business community, and the medical and insurance industries. The outcome of health is to actualize one’s potential, physically, mentally and spiritually, based upon education, behavior, and a restoration of our personal and natural environment.
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There’s so much confusion about nutrition today. How do you sort it all out? by Dr. Ron Schmid

I've taught nutrition at all four of the accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States. I served as the Clinic Director and Chief Medical Officer at one of them. I’m the author of Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, and there is no valid reason for the confusion over nutrition today.
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Microwaves Dramatically Reduce Nutrients in Food

Microwave cooking depletes food of nutrients. They also can create carcinogens and other toxins. Read Professor Bauman's excellent article citing several recent studies.
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Holistic Health Fundamentals by Paula Owens

If you want to accelerate aging and shorten your life span, do what most Americans are already doing (avoid exercise, eat poorly, avoid nutrition supplements, and overuse prescription drugs which prematurely age the liver, pancreas, kidneys and other organs). The American population is misinformed on how to lose weight, sculpt a great body and live healthy. This article explains the core components to achieve complete holistic health quickly.
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, Emotional Health, Exercise, Featured, Habits of Healthy People, Stress, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Paula Owens, a holistic nutrition and fitness expert is now an OWC featured member

Paula Owens is a holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, fitness expert and weight loss coach. She is the author of "THE POWER OF 4," and the creator of “21 Days to a Leaner, Healthier You,” an online weight loss and exercise program. Paula holds a Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition, a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and numerous professional health and fitness certifications.
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Hemorrhaging Health – Contrasting Wealth and Wellness to get Whealthy by Dr. Holly Lucille

Everyday someone shares with me their concerns over money—how to make it, how to save it, and how to stop spending so much. I think about health in the same way. Health is like a bank account, and with almost everything you do; you are either making deposits or withdrawals, affecting your bottom line.
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Avoid Diabetes and Other Diseases

Scientific findings confirm that combining these simple changes in diet and exercise routine will reduce your risks of diabetes and other diseases- they may even help you reduce dependence on medications. Start today and help others by spreading this important news.
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, Exercise, Featured, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease
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Depression and Anxiety….What’s Really Going On

Many people make their way into their doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue, anxiety, or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants, (some times like candy) such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat their symptoms of depression or anxiety. What these patients are actually experiencing is problems with the neurotransmitters in their brains, most notably Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, GABA and Glutamate. SSRI’s block neurotransmitter pathways and often result in a vast array of side effects
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, Emotional Health, Featured, General Health & Wellness, Hormones, Mental Health
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Genetically Modified Foods are Dangerous – Find Out Why

Grocery stores are filled with GMO products - derived from Genetically Modified Organisms to increase crop yields. Here is a well written summary of findings by global experts indicating for now it is best to avoid all GMO products if possible.
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Skin Nutrition and Skin Sun Damage Protection from the Inside Out – Dr. Roy Shapiro

Top superfood nutrients you should be taking to protect your skin and help it stay younger looking.
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Syndrome X – Soon to be the Leading Cause of Death in Developed Nations – Dr. Fisel

Syndrome X is a metabolic disorder that underlies some of the most serious, chronic and costly diseases in the U.S. Gerald Reaven, MD coined the term in the late 80s. Anyone with three or more of the following risk factors is classified as having Syndrome X: hypertension, abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and dyslipidemia (high triglycerides and low HDL, or “good” cholesterol).
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 and Illness, Featured, Wellness for Men
, Wellness for Women | 9 Comments

Senior Malnutrition Epidemic

Key signs and symptoms of poor nutritional status include the loss of muscle mass, weight loss and fatigue. In turn, the malnourished are more vulnerable to falls and fractures, recover more slowly from surgery and have an increased risk of influenza and pneumonia and other illnesses.
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, Wellness for Men
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Spirulina – One of Nature’s Top Superfoods

Amongst the superfoods, Spirulina will always be at or near the top of the list. A myriad of health benefits derive from Spirulina
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