Monthly Archives: February, 2011

Kicking Sugar

These days, I do my best to avoid sugar, but it wasn't always that way. When I first became vegan, I felt so good from giving up meat and dairy that I didn't notice how sugar was affecting me. As you change the way you eat, to healthier habits, you will become more ...

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Green Tea and Soy as a Preventative Measures against Cancer

Because Green Tea grows in particularly humid climates, it contains numerous polyphenols called catechins. One catechins, called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, is one of the most powerful nutritional molecules against the formation of cancerous cells. It is destroyed during the fermentation required to make black tea but is found in large quantities in ...

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My New Vitamixer

So, for Valentines Day I got a Vitamixer which I have been coveting for two years now! I am so excited. You may think this is an advertisement for Vitamixer, but I am genuinely excited to welcome this new contraption into my kitchen. Since I have this new device, I am ...

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Back Rubs: In Honor of Valentines Day

Today is Valentines day, so in honor of the day of love, I wanted to post a quick cheat sheet for back rubs. If you plan to give a back rub later, this is the perfect guide. If you plan on getting one...well print this out or forward it on to your ...

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How To Eat While Strength Training

Strength training, like any other sport or fitness program, has the best results when good nutrition is incorporated. However, before you start a strength training program or change your diet, you should get a complete physical examination that includes the following: a complete blood count, cholesterol levels (LDL and HDL), TSH (a thyroid function ...

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Integrative Medicine Doctors....What Are They?

A lot of people may have heard the phrase integrative medicine doctor before, but they don’t understand exactly what it represents. What is an integrative medicine doctor? What are their philosophies, their treatment plans for their patients? The first thing that you should understand about an integrative medicine doctor is that there are certain principles that ...

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Quinoa: A Good Protein Choice

I have been feeling bored with my diet. Not that I am actually “dieting.” It is just that all of my regular meals have gotten boring. So, in my quest to add some adventure to my palate I discovered the tasty and versatile grain- quinoa (pronounced “keenwa”). Having grown up eating a lot ...

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