Top 6 Plant Based Proteins By: Willow Tohi, Natural News Like most people who have a higher health conscious, most vegans and vegetarians have a story about how they came to the decision to live their particular lifestyle. No matter your reasons, one of the challenges for non-meat eaters is making sure they get enough protein every day. But it’s not as big a deal as many think. Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in how our bodies function. 1. • 1 avocado - 10 grams • 1 cup broccoli - 5 grams • 1 cup spinach - 5 grams • 2 cups cooked kale - 5 grams • 1 cup boiled peas - 9 grams • 1 cup cooked sweet potato - 5 grams 2. • 1 cup soybeans - 28 grams (1 cup tempeh - 30 grams) • 1 cup lentils - 18 grams • 1 cup refried beans - 15.5 grams • 1 cup garbanzo beans (and hummus) - 14.5 grams • 1 cup pinto, kidney, black beans - 13-15 grams • 1 oz peanuts - 6.5 grams 3. 4. *Soy, almond, ancient grain. 1 cup gets you 7-9 grams of protein. 5. 6. Source: www.naturalnews.com/036270...
2012 Whole Living Action Plan 1 small red beet (equivalent to 1/2 cup), peeled and coarsely chopped 1 medium-size carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, coarsely chopped 1 ripe pear, such as red Bartlett or red D'Anjou, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1. Steam beets and carrots until tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. 2. Combine beets, carrot, apple, pear, juice, ginger, and 2 cups water in a blender; blend until smooth. Serves 2.
The 5 Nutrients You Need for Energy Vitamin E Unless you've been living in a cave for 20 years, you know you need calcium, folate, and vitamin C. But there are a few nutrients you're not so savvy about, according to recent stats, especially if you're dieting. Here, which ones you're most likely lacking, and what to do about it. Fact: Twenty-eight percent of you don't get enough vitamin E. Why You Need 15 milligrams a Day: It protects against heart disease and boosts immunity. Why You're Missing Out: Your diet is too low in fat. How to Get It: Stock up on a well-fortified cereal like Total cereal; a cup supplies 15mg. What do you think of this story? Iron Fact: Twelve percent of you are iron-deficient. Why You Need 18mg a Day: It helps deliver oxygen throughout your body. Why You're Missing Out: You started eating more "meatless meals." How to Get It: Try to include a few servings of lean animal protein per day. Try these healthy recipes: Vegetable Beef Barley Soup Portobello-Smothered Beef Medallions Chipotle Beef Wrap Potassium
The Power of the Fork – Part Two In my last blog, I explored how your diet affects not only your personal health but the health of the soil, water, air, and global climate. What we choose to eat determines whether or not we deplete nature’s capital, as well as our human capital, the richness that comes from a healthy, vibrant community. Fossil Fuels and Drugs Hidden in Our Food How could it be that the price of gas and the price of our food are correlated? The fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides used on these farms are generally oil by-products. These factory farms are producing “Frankenmeat” that destroys our bodies and degrades our environment at an ever-increasing cost. Industrial food production doesn’t just require more energy and contribute to global warming, it also exposes us to harm because the foods we eat contain altered proteins, fats, and sugars, as well as unhealthy antibiotics and hormones. Pharmaceuticals have become essential to our “modern” food production. Frankenfoods and the Farm Bill
Foodless Friday - The Many Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth I’ve gotten a lot of emails and messages from IBIH readers asking for updates on my recent issues with food intolerances. First I want to say thank you so much for your concern and well wishes – it really means a lot to me. I’m so excited to let you know that I can now EAT ALL OF THE THINGS!!!!! Which is both good and bad! I went from being able to eat and drink almost nothing without having a reaction, to now being able to eat and drink pretty much anything. Mr. I ordered the Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade ONLY) online and started taking just a teaspoon a day (mixed into water) on an empty stomach, and worked up to a tablespoon a day within a week. I don’t know how quickly it actually worked, but my last reaction was on a Sunday evening (it was a bad one) and I started taking the DE the next morning and haven’t had a reaction since. Diatomaceous Earth isn’t just for parasites and all of the other stuff I mentioned, though that alone is more than enough reason for me to keep taking it!
Living Juice Extractors: Compact, Green power Hippocrates, Green Star, Z Star, Oscar, Solo Star, Angel Juicer (Angelia Juicer) 1930 Dr Walker designed the ‘Norwalk’ juicing machine; this is still sold today for US$2500. After Walker retired, Max Gerson took over his work and attracted many high-profile patients for his achievements using living juice therapies for people with cancer, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer and his family. Until the early 1990’s the ‘Norwalk’ remained the only machine that produced a living juice. “Eventually I discovered a means to triturate the vegetables almost instantly into a pulp nearly as fine as apple butter, thereby splitting open the interstices of the cells of the fibres, liberating the atoms and molecules. 1993 Mr. Here is a detailed statement sent in by Mina Yang, a representative of the Tribest company: ”...Tribest is the OEM manufacturers of the Green Star Juice Extractors, which are produced exclusively by Corrupad in Korea. The idea of the dual gears was not invented by one person as it existed before 1986. Peace and love, History of Dual Gear Juicers Mr.
Sex Positions That Double as Exercise Missionary In a way, the missionary position is the physical equivalent of the old "I'm busy washing my hair" excuse -- it's the brush-off used when you're lazy, tired, or just not that interested. But despite being one of the most passive contortions for a woman, man-on-top can still provide a pretty good workout. "It depends on how enthusiastic you are about it, but missionary can be great for the core muscles," says Stacy Berman, a New York City-based certified fitness trainer and founder of Stacy's Boot Camp. "If your partner is thrusting toward you, you want to have an equal and opposite thrust back, and that requires a lot of core strength. Patti Britton, author of The Art of Sex Coaching and immediate past president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, agrees that you'll definitely be feeling it in your abs. Missionary position can also provide a good butt workout. What do you think of this story? Doggy-Style Cowgirl Lotus Standing Scissors
Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness! Leptin – you've probably heard someone mention it at one time, but aren't really sure what it is. I remember when I first heard a bodybuilding coach mention it, saying that managing leptin was crucial to keeping the metabolism humming. I had no clue what he was talking about, but it did intrigue me. Leptin wasn't even discovered until 1994, but research into the mysterious hormone has been increasing. Scientists certainly don't know everything about leptin yet, but let's discuss what we do know. What is Leptin? First, it's important to understand that fat isn't simply just a storage tank for excess calories or "potential energy." Leptin is a polypeptide hormone produced by adipocytes (fat cells). Here's a simple example: You eat above maintenance calories over a period of days or weeks. As you eat more, fat cells fill with triglyceride, which increases the release of the hormone leptin into the bloodstream. You eat below maintenance calories over a period of days or weeks. Let's continue.
Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis | Vestibular Disorders Association Infections of the Inner Ear Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis are disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. Infections of the inner ear are usually viral; less commonly, the cause is bacterial. Inner ear structure and function The inner ear consists of a system of fluid-filled tubes and sacs called the labyrinth. The hearing function involves the cochlea, a snail-shaped tube filled with fluid and sensitive nerve endings that transmit sound signals to the brain. The balance function involves the vestibular organs. Signals travel from the labyrinth to the brain via the vestibulo-cochlear nerve (the eighth cranial nerve), which has two branches. The brain integrates balance signals sent through the vestibular nerve from the right ear and the left ear. Bacterial and viral infections Bacterial Viral Acute phase Chronic phase
5 Creative and Healthy Avocado Recipes Do you love avocados like I do? They’re creamy and decadent-tasting. Avocado is a Beauty Food that contains vitamins A, C, E, and K. Avocados are a “good” raw plant fat, but remember that all fat needs to eaten in moderation. Here are five awesome avocado recipes to check out: This is a great and filling when you are on the go, and can even be a meal replacement or as it is so nutritionally dense. Ingredients: Flesh of 1 small avocado or half of a medium one1 big handful spinach1 scoop spirulina powder (about a teaspoon)½ banana (frozen, or add ½ cup ice)1.5 cups coconut waterStevia or raw honey to tasteBee pollen (optional) Directions: Toss everything into a high-powered blender and gradually increase the speed to high. Yield: About 6 Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, steamed4 parsnips, steamed until soft3 small avocadosPepper to tasteHigh-quality sea salt (optional) Place all the ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor. Directions: Enjoy! No, thanks
4 Ways to Heal Yourself from Within Healing yourself from within requires you to be conscious of the things you’re doing and what you’re putting into your body. It requires you to really think about the stress you’re experiencing rather than carrying it around with you, and to find ways to dissipate it. To heal yourself from within requires a holistic approach; several systems depend on one another within the body for balance and health. When you work to balance your mind and your body at the same time, you’re much more likely to experience better health and healing. The amazing thing is, by starting to tackle one area (for example, your diet), you end up benefiting other areas (your willingness to exercise, for example, or your mind as opposed to only your body). The first step to healing yourself from within is to give your diet an overhaul. Start out by replacing dairy with other alternatives like almond milk or yogurt, coconut creamer for your coffee, coconut yogurt, vegan cheese, etc. Healing yourself takes time.
Whole body vibration Whole body vibration (WBV) is a generic term used where any vibration of any frequency is transferred to the human body. Vibration training on the other hand is a discipline where varying frequencies/amplitudes/forces will be transferred into separate body parts using precise joint angles for any limited time (approximately 1 minute sets). This is done to create a purely eccentric muscle reaction and enable anaerobic activity (burning energy without oxygen – the opposite of cardio). It should not be confused with uncontrolled vibrations in occupational settings such as truck driving or hand tool operating. WBV can be split into 2 simple categories; WBV Physiotherapy and WBV Training. WBV Training is always done through a series usually with a minimum of 5 compound poses including half-squat, half-push up, wide stance squat, tricep dip and the plank hold. There are two categories of machinery – Pivotal and Lineal. Vibration Training vs. Background Vibrating platform types