My 4 Month Transformation by B. Smith II

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From the second week of July (2015) until (11-14-2015), I have been on a very special food diet that completely changed the way I look at dieting. I am 42 years old, 6’4, and weighed in at 256.6 pounds on average. In this four month experiment, I noticed some astounding changes. I went from 256.6 pounds to 230.0 pounds. I am back to a size 34 from size 36-38. I am healthier than I have ever been. I do not get the acid reflux at all anymore. My skin has never looked better. I am not plagued with headaches like I used to be. My body is no longer in the “Acidic” stage and has moved into the “Alkaline” stage (More on that later). I do not feel tired and run down halfway through the day anymore. Even my teeth are a lot whiter. On the day of this writing (11-29-2015), I am 225.4 pounds from the original 256.6 pounds when I started. That is a total loss of 31.2 pounds in this time frame.

So, you want to know what my secret is? It’s nothing new really. I experimented with all the research I had done over that last few years dealing with health, nutrition, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, diet, etc. and put together a little regimen that anyone can do if they want to get healthier and stay that way. Are you ready… Here it goes: Continue reading

Canning Tomatoes 101 by: Patrick Barton

Click on Photo to go to the Canning Tomatoes 101 by Patrick Barton video for the full canning process.

Click on Photo to go to the Canning Tomatoes 101 by Patrick Barton video for the full canning process.

Here we are canning 50 pounds of NON-GMO Beef Steak tomatoes from Georgia. Canning tomatoes, especially a large amount of tomatoes, is one of the best ways to keep and store freshly picked garden tomatoes. Canned tomatoes will stay fresh for several years and are especially good for home made chili.

When preparing the tomatoes, wash, core, and blanch the tomatoes. Blanching means to dip the tomatoes in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds. What blanching does is makes the skin of the tomato come right off.

After blanching, place the tomatoes in an ice bath. After the ice bath, peel the skin off the tomatoes. The skins of the tomatoes will mostly come right off very easily.

Then cut the tomatoes into four pieces (also known as quartering). Continue reading

Healthy Eating for the Family by: Peter Young

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Click on Photo to go to the Green Living Ideas website for more information.

 

 

There are a lot of things you can do to keep your children and family healthy, safe, and happy but none are likely to have a greater impact on a daily basis than the careful selection of the food they eat. While it remains bizarre how it became common place to consume processed, chemical laden foods with a list of ingredients that reads like a high school chemistry test, it takes little more than common sense to decide that they may not be the best choice when it comes to eating healthy foods.

Informed Shoppers Are Healthier Shoppers

Choosing to eat and live in a healthier more natural way is as simple as learning to read labels and see past advertising hype to get to the truth. If there was an accurate description of the way foods were grown, processed, and delivered to the grocery store or your table. There is little doubt most would choose the natural and organic methods automatically. Unfortunately, after years of overlooking labelling requirements people have learnt to not ask questions about foods. Now we simply consume them without thought. Healthier living starts with learning to ask questions again. Continue reading

Foods That Are GMO’s by: Michael Edwards

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It’s really awesome to see a growing concern over genetically modified foods. People seem to be waking up to this issue. They don’t want genetically modified foods in their diets. And for good reason!

Are GMOs Safe?

While many studies claim no correlation to any health issues with GMO consumption, there are a number of studies that do show frightening correlations including multi-organ damage and reproductive disruption. The serious health risks are becoming harder to dismiss. Continue reading

Macronutrients: Protein, Carbs and Fats, the Basic Facts for Fitness

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Every day we shift around these essential nutrients, protein, carbohydrates, and fats in our diets. Some of us do it mindlessly, while others count every kilocalorie derived from these macronutrients. For those of us who are on a weight loss program, into body-building, or who simply want to pursue a healthy lifestyle, pay a little more attention to the ratio of these nutrients in the diet.

To be clear on what macronutrients are, these are substances obtained from 3 primary sources:

Carbohydrate (carbs)

Protein

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Teen Boys: The Eating Machines

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Click on Photo to go to the Healthy Children Website for more information.

Teen Boys are eating machines.  They can eat 2000 calories for lunch and not gain an ounce of fat.  Teen boys use the calories for height and muscle mass and may seem like bottomless pits.  They need a well balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, calcium, and protein for strong bones and muscles. Fruits and veggies are the two groups that would be lacking most in a teen’s diet.  Snacks are important to the teen’s diet and make up a quarter of the kcals for the typical teen.
Teens boys need to consume 10 ounces of whole grain, 4 cups of vegetable, 2½ cups fruit, 3 cups low/fat free milk, and 7 ounces of meat and beans everyday.

Eat these amounts from each food group daily.  This plan is a 3200 calorie food pattern.  It is based on average needs for A 16 year old male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 189 pounds, and physically active more than 60 minutes a day.  His food needs also depend on his rate of growth and other factors.  See a health care provider who can track height and weight over time to identify specific needs. Continue reading

Good Health Tips

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Maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle with bring a lot of good fortune in the future. People that stick to strict healthy lifestyles end up looking younger than they normally are and remain healthy and active many years after. It can be tricky for younger folks to stay motivated in being healthy because many people already feel healthy and just want to do what they are most comfortable in doing. But slowly applying some of the small tips for good health doesn’t hurt.

In fact, some health tips are actually easy to implement than others and once the benefits of these small health tips surface, people will be far more interested in trying out more methods to live even healthier. Here are some of the basic tips for good health that everyone can try out without much difficulty.

Keep the Exercising Flowing

Exercising is at the top of this list because it can serve as a nice counter for not having those perfect diets. It also happens to be one of the health tips that often get neglected because of the amount of work that is required. But the truth is, there are so many forms of exercise and it does not always have to involve strenuous activities like weightlifting or doing hundreds of sit-ups. Continue reading

Rescue Me… From Gout

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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”  We have all heard this statement throughout our lives.  Did you know that an apple a day can keep gout away?  Gout is a buildup of crystals in the joints caused by excess uric acid in the blood and is very painful.  High levels of this acid can be caused by dehydration, improper kidney function, and poor diet.  If left untreated or treated improperly, the gout can spread to other joints.

Cherries are another excellent way to prevent and cure gout. 15 to 16 tart cherries a day can prevent gout from even occurring.  The acid and Vitamin C in these fruits have been proven to both prevent and cure gout by reducing the uric acid in the blood without the harmful side effects of prescription drugs. Continue reading

Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Scale with tape measure bowHowever if you set goals, begin to eat healthy foods, develop into more actually lively, and learn how to change physical behavior, then you may be more successful at losing weight. Ultimately, these changes will become routine and part of your everyday life.

You can start by building small changes in your eating chart and activity levels and right away start burning more calories than you’re eating. If you preserve a healthy diet which is the way to burn an additional calories each day with both exercise and diet. Try these plans take some more fruits and vegetables into your meal, mainly fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber, but low in calories.

Your diet chart should be balanced and comprise the complete range of nutrients. You don’t need to take away a nutrient from the diet completely as your body needs all nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, proteins to purpose as it must. Remember that there is no intense diet that is healthier than a balanced diet. Continue reading

Healthy Meal Plan ? 5 Tips To Eat Healthy And Live Healthy

5 Tips For Eating Healthy Daily

We all know that having a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to diet, is very important. This is why I want to share with you some healthy eating tips that you can incorporate with your meal plan.

Tip number 1: Set a goal

Setting up a goal is always the first step in achieving success including success in maintaining a healthy diet. You need to make a set of short-term goals and a long-term goal that you will set an eye upon all the time. Your goals should be sound and achievable. For your short-term goals, your aim is to change the way you eat gradually. Do not attempt to change it abruptly because your body will not be able to react well to that. 

Tip number 2: Keep things in moderation Continue reading