Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Food Diet

Sometimes called the living food diet, the raw food diet is a way of eating for many people. Recently, celebrities have touted the health benefits of eating only raw foods. Actually, the idea of eating only raw food goes back to the early 19th century. But, is eating raw foods every day actually that healthy for us?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Are You Addicted to Chewing Ice Cubes?

Ice machine
Ice machine / Flickr
Do you crave chewing and eating ice cubes all day and night? If so, you are not alone. Ice chewing addictions are more common than you might think. Some people are so addicted to chewing ice cubes, they will actually have a special bucket of ice in their freezer and no one had better touch it. Others get addicted to certain kinds of ice cubes from specific restaurants and will order a glass of ice to go. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Health Benefits of Omega-9 Fatty Acid


Most of us know about omega-3 and omega-6, but omega-9 fatty acid is not as talked about very much. You never hear commercials telling us their product is fortified with omega-9. But omega-9 is another fatty acid that is healthy for us in many ways.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How Acupuncture Can Heal You

Ancient Chinese Acupuncture chart

Once thought of as an ancient healing practice, acupuncture today is an acceptable and widely used treatment within the health and medical industry. In many instances, acupuncture can take the place of surgery or medication, and anyone with a health issue should consider looking into this procedure.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pink Slime in Our Food

fast food hamburger
In 2008, the documentary, Food, Inc first showed us what pink slime was. On the television show, Food Revolution, Chef Jamie Oliver demonstrated what pink slime is and how it is made. There are reports that it still might be in our food. Learn what pink slime is.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Reasons to Avoid Dairy Products in a Healthy Diet

Glass of milk
We have heard since we were little that we needed to drink milk for strong bones and that it was healthy for us. That advertising campaign might not have been entirely accurate, at least not with recent finding. First of all, much of the commercial dairy products we buy today have hormones, antibiotics and other "things" we might not want to drink. Some dairy products have rBGH in them, which is a product from Monsanto, does that make milk and diary products genetically engineered food? Recent studies have also found that the calcium from milk does not prevent osteoporosis either.