Inflammation: Body’s Weapon Against Itself

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is the most widespread and un-diagnosed disease.  Most people suffer from inflammation for many years before they are aware of any symptoms.  Since the symptoms start small and slow, many sufferers grow into them and blame the pain on old age,  stress from work and life’s events.   They only take action when the pain becomes unbearable.  A visit to the doctor can reveal a disorder or a disease such as type 2 diabetes.  Medication is often the next step.  However, there Continue reading →

Healthy Shopping Starts at Home

Do you know how to read food labels? Can you spot healthy options in the grocery store? Are you wondering what it means to “eat in season”? Do you find it challenging  to identify healthy produce? If these questions are on your mind, then this grocery store tour is for you.  Healthy eating starts in the grocery store.  Knowing what foods are healthy and good for you coupled with home cooking will put you on your way to better health both for you and your Continue reading →

Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Good for Everyone

Whether you are trying to lose weight or you are battling type 2 diabetes or even inflammation, this dessert will revive your palate, excite your senses and is therapeutic.  Chia is high in protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids (4915 mg/oz), also an excellent source of calcium, zinc, and manganese.  These ingredients are the best when it comes to fighting disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation. You can learn more about the virtues of chia seeds here. Coconut milk has medium chain Continue reading →

Can Nutrition Reduce Medication?

How Safe Is Your Medication? Most people neglect their nutrition need for years then are forced to take one or many medications daily. Are you one of them? I am talking about prescription-based pharmaceuticals approved by the FDA and prescribed by  physicians.   Did you know that 50% of American adults take at least one prescription drug regularly and 20% of the population takes 2 or more? All of these medications include a list of side effects.    These side effects range from mild symptoms to debilitating Continue reading →

Nutrition and ADHD

Nutrition plays a major role in the behavior of children.  Children with autism, Down  Syndrome, and ADD/ADHD tend to be deficient in a lot of nutrients such as carnitine, vitamin B complex, iron, zinc, and magensium, among others.  The behavior is also exacerbated by the consumption of food additives (BHA, sodium benzoate, food coloring, etc….). Creating a balanced diet, free of toxic ingredients, high in nutrients, with adequate supplementation, will make a child with these disorders calmer, increase his ability to concentrate, and will enhance Continue reading →