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Why Some Nitrates Are Healthy While Others Are Harmful. By Dr.

Why Some Nitrates Are Healthy While Others Are Harmful

Mercola Nitrate-rich plant foods are a valuable part of your diet as they help promote heart health. Meanwhile, the nitrates in cured and processed meats such as bacon and hotdogs are known to be carcinogenic. So, what’s the deal? Why are plant-based nitrates healthy and animal-based nitrates harmful? Plant- Versus Animal-Based Nitrates In a recent Nutrition Action article on this topic, Gunter Kuhnle, professor of food and nutritional sciences at the University of Reading, U.K., explains the core differences between plant- and animal-based nitrates:1. Magnesium Stearate. The China Study - book review. Why Dandelions Are the New Kale. Kale has received plenty of press in the last decade.

Why Dandelions Are the New Kale

Good for kale. Good for our bodies. Kale is actually a “gateway” leaf into the world of green. Green your diet, and you will naturally start to pay more attention to plants with leaves. Leaves transfer life force energy by infusing chlorophyll into your red blood cells. Humans Used to Eat Green. The Myth of Agave as a "Healthy" Sugar Substitute. Many people interested in staying healthy have switched to agave as a safer "natural" sweetener.

The Myth of Agave as a "Healthy" Sugar Substitute

They want to avoid well documented dangerous sweeteners like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but are unaware that most agave is actually WORSE than HFCS. This expose will offend many hard core natural health advocates because they have been convinced of the agave hype by companies that are promoting it. Some have even criticized me for having "ulterior" motives. But nothing could be further from the truth. Although I do offer natural health products for sale on this site, I sell no competing products to agave. Rather, I recommend other options such as stevia products. Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation - PPNFs Mission. Skimming the Truth - Fat in Dairy Products.

How to Balance Your pH to Heal Your Body. Some health experts believe that our pH balance is extremely important, others say it is essential, there are a few who clearly state that it is a matter of life and death.

How to Balance Your pH to Heal Your Body

The only people who don't emphasize the alkaline/acidity balance as central to health are quacks that peddle a pharmaceutical pill for every ill, a drug for every bug. » How to Alkalise your Body – Become pH balanced » Bodhi Yoga. I have recently submitted to MindBodyGreen an article on the benefits of alkalising your body.

» How to Alkalise your Body – Become pH balanced » Bodhi Yoga

And here I will describe practical less well know and very important steps to take to achieve the ideal pH level. The ideal pH level is 7.35. How I Beat Progressive MS With A Paleo Diet & Functional Medicine. How Cooking Can Change Your Life - Michael Pollan. Microwaves Damage Food, But Something Worse Revealed at 1:05 of This Video. The industry has claimed that microwave cooking protects the nutrient content of foods.

Microwaves Damage Food, But Something Worse Revealed at 1:05 of This Video

Somehow, in tasting foods that came out of a microwave oven, the texture was changed as was the flavor. Foods cooked or reheated in microwave ovens became rubbery and lacked the savory smells and layered flavors that come from cooking foods slower and longer. Nevertheless, people bought the convenience aspect, the speed, the simplicity of heating and eating prepared foods. The science, which has been supported by the food industry, has continued to claim the health benefits of microwave cooking. Recently, published data from reliable sources questions the health benefits of microwaved food. Does this mean an occasional microwaved meal will be harmful? Read on to follow the scientific literature surrounding the depletion of our soil, foods, and health as a result of modern farming, food processing, microwave cooking, and not eating enough fresh, natural, uncooked, organic whole foods. How I Discovered Carbohydrate Intolerance - Dr. Lipman. As a functional medicine physician, I’m used to helping my patients find the solutions to their health problems.

How I Discovered Carbohydrate Intolerance - Dr. Lipman

When they start gaining weight and feeling fatigued, for example, I become a kind of detective, searching for clues as to how their diet and lifestyle might be interfering with their bodies need to achieve optimal function. So, when I myself began putting on some extra pounds and struggling with late-afternoon exhaustion, I had to look at my own food choices. A review of my own labs revealed that my blood sugar levels were in the pre-diabetic range.

This made no sense to me. The usual reason for high blood sugar is a diet high in refined sugar, white flour, and other refined grains, such as white rice. When I finally discovered the answer, I must admit, I was shocked. As soon as I cut back on these sweet and starchy “health” foods, my own health improved dramatically. One common mistake that will foil your Vitamin D supplement benefits. By Dr.

One common mistake that will foil your Vitamin D supplement benefits

Mercola I’ve previously written about the importance of taking vitamin K2 when you’re taking high-dose supplemental vitamin D to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification in your arteries. Now, research highlights the vital importance of taking magnesium in combination with vitamin D as well. Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D you’re taking. This may actually help explain why many need rather high doses of vitamin D to optimize their levels — it could be that they simply have insufficient amounts of magnesium in their system to activate the vitamin D.

Without Additional Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Be Ineffective “… [C]onsumption of vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels even if they remain vitamin D deficient.