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Like bears preparing for hibernation, most of us pack on the pounds in December, and then struggle to lose them in January. But how can you avoid weight gain, when December is filled with such temptations? These tips will help.
Foods with high vitamin C while keeping blood sugar low are key. Here are some foods that are good sources of vitamin C while also falling lower on the glycemic index
The elaborate juice concoctions available in craft juice shops and on grocery store shelves today make some big promises, from detoxification to jump starting the immune system to making your skin glow. But does drinking kale, cucumber lemonade really live up to the hype?
All of us at the DrFabio.com & The Center for Integrative Healing & Wellness wish you a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving Day!
Pepitas (a.k.a. pumpkin seeds) can be eaten as a snack or added to salads for a little crunch. They are incredibly versatile, tasty and most importantly – great for your health!
As if there isn’t enough whiplash-inducing nutrition advice out there, now skipping breakfast is being touted by some as a good thing. Here’s why it may not be a good idea.
Those who buy organic food are usually pretty convinced it’s better for their health, and they’re willing to pay more for it. A new study suggests cancer risks may be reduced…
Artisan jerky has become very popular, but before you reach for it, you may want to read this…
We all need essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, for optimum health. Eating several servings of oily fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon is optimal for Omega 3’s but is not always available or affordable. So in this article we share some of the alternatives to try.
Using food as medicine is one way to reduce the amount of inflammation inside the body. As part of an Anti-Inflammatory diet, here are a few foods and spices that can help.
Awakening your senses and turn your body on to the health-boosting benefits of culinary herbs and spices - here are some reasons – and ways to get going:
Is Red Meat Bad for You, or Good? In this article we review the evidence on the health effects of red meat.
Thyme is an all-star herb stemming from the mint family with a rich history in culinary arts, medicine and spiritual practices. Thyme has thick stems with small fragrant leaves that have a subtle, dry aroma and a slight minty flavor.
Soy is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium and a variety of other vitamins and minerals, Still it appears to remain a highly controversial food. While most espouse its strengths, a few are absolutely convinced that soy is bad for you. To try to get at the truth, let’s examine some of the soy myths.
A recent study has found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.
There are more than a few different types of oatmeal to choose from. But not all oats are created equally in terms of the health benefits.
People who eat seven or more portions of vegetables and fruit each day may reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases, by as much as 42 percent compared to people who consume less than one portion.
When most people think of dandelion they think of the weed growing wildly in their yard that flowers into brilliant yellow flowers. But, interestingly, the whole plant has many health benefits that vary depending on which part of the plant is used.
In the quest for more dietary fiber, flax has gained popularity. You have likely come across flaxseeds in some form or another and it has gained a lot of notoriety as a health food.
Food labels can seem perplexing, and people often read them with an eye toward different things. Whether you are looking to limit your sugar, cut calories or increase your fiber intake, this guide will help you make sense of the numbers, ingredients and nutritional information packed onto that tiny box.
Most everyone knows the common garden vegetable known as celery. Celery seeds are another part of celery that one should be aware of.
About this time last year, Coconut Oil came under the cross-hairs of a review from the American Heart Association, which advised against its use. This stirred lots of controversy between the professional nutrition community and proponents of its alleged health benefits - which is still ongoing today... So which is it - good and bad?
The Kitchen Pharmacy
The Kitchen Pharmacy describes individually the basic therapeutic value of common herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, and grains. A wide selection of recipes in the next section below made from natural resources is suggested to eat and enjoy, to drink, and to improve general health, but particularly for prevention of cancer, heart disease, and dementia.
Longevity and Cancer Fighting Recipes - The Anti-inflammatory diet
Understanding the role of inflammation in health emphasizes the power of nutrition to influence the inflammatory pathways. Acute inflammation is a process mediated by the immune system which is necessary for the body to repair and heal itself. However, when there is a state of "chronic inflammation", this leads to tissue damage and chronic diseases. There is overwhelming evidence suggesting that chronic inflammation is fueled by a variety of lifestyle elements, particularly diet. Examples of some of the illnesses associate with an chronic inflammation include: cancer, heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, Alzheimers, arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - This is an eating pattern that combines healthy components of traditional Mediterranean and Asian dietary patterns to maximize the healing potential of the foods included. Both cultures traditionally offer foods associated with good health and longevity. The philosophical basis for the anti-inflammatory diet is the increase of beneficial anti-inflammatory foods and reduction of pro-inflammatory foods. This leverages the growing evidence that some of the dietary components found in foods, such as fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, whole grain, and foods of marine origin – among others, can play an important role in decreasing physiologic processes associated with chronic diseases.
The Anti-inflammatory diet
Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many cancers.
The nutritional concept provided here is a healthy dietary pattern that includes abundant amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts; moderate amounts of reduced-fat dairy products and seafood; and lower amounts of processed and red meat, sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, and refined grains. Such a dietary pattern does not need to limit total fat intake but the main types of fat should be unsaturated fats from plant sources rather than animal fat.