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

Healthy Eating for the Family by: Peter Young

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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

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

Maintain Good Health

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time?  Are you tired of feeling run down with little to no energy?  Tired of the constant ailments such as headaches, nausea, ulcers, dry and flaky skin, sore and stiff muscles, poor circulation, and a host of other ailments that are plaguing your very existence?  Do you or someone you know and love endure such ailments?  Did you know that what you are doing or not doing can have a direct affect on your body?  Did you know that you, the individual, have the power to keep yourself balanced and healthy?  Wouldn’t you want to know what you can do to help relieve yourself or someone you love from the common ailments that seems to plague man kind?  If you knew what you could do to be healthy and free from the most common health issues… would you do it?

America has been deemed to be the “fattest” country in the world.  There are more obese and unhealthy people in the United States than anywhere else in the world.  There are several main causes for this dilemma:  Dehydration, Malnutrition, Improper sleep, and Stress.  These four issues opens the flood gates for a host of ailments to affects the body.  In order to try to relieve this long list of ailments, people go to doctors and spend thousands of dollars on prescription drugs and other “treatments” that may treat the symptoms, but they do not treat the root cause of the ailments, leading to more expensive drugs and “treatments”.  Wouldn’t you rather prevent the problem from ever occurring in the first place?  Wouldn’t you rather treat the cause then try to treat the symptoms which even then is only temporary? 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

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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

Healthy Eating For Children

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Feeding children the right food can be very hard and make a parents life very difficult if you’re child is a fussy eater. You have to protect your children against all the food manufactures and the giant fast food industries out there. Children develop taste buds for sweet, salty and fatty foods very quickly and this means health problems later in life. By allowing our children to develop habits of eating junk foods, we are producing an entire generation that will have to live with the disastrous consequences.

Many of the children in the west are overfed yet undernourished. There is an alarming decline in the nutritional content of the food our children eat. Continue reading

Healthy Eating for Healthy Eyes

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Just as what you eat affects the workings of your body, so too does what you eat – or what you don’t eat – affect your eyes and your vision. As with all the other parts of our bodies, our eyes need a variety of vitamins and minerals to continue functioning normally.

What people don’t realize is that when they don’t eat properly and their eyes deteriorate or develop disorders, as a result, the effects are often long-term and incurable; impacting the person’s life and the way that they normally go about their daily routine.

Let’s look at some of the eye diseases that can be avoided with proper nutrition:

Dry eyes: Although there are a number of factors which cause this condition, people with diets low in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A are more likely to develop dry eye disease. Individuals who suffer from diabetes, a condition often linked to nutritional factors, are also at an increased risk for the disease. Not drinking enough water is another factor which causes your eyes to dry up. Just like our bodies, our eyes also need the hydration. Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

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We love our holidays and apart from all the gifts and a chance to meet our relatives and in general having a good time, we also look forward to those once-a-year goodies that we get to eat. In fact, we wouldn’t be off the mark to say that the cakes, chocolates, puddings and other goodies are the highlights of our holiday and more often than not, we remember the holiday for what we did and what we ate.

For most of us, holiday is also a suspension of normal activity including our normal healthy eating diets and exercise. American Weight Watchers report states that the average American gains between 7 and 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! Little wonder that Fad diet marketers go on an overdrive and make the most money after the post holiday season.

Of course, the temptations are all too evident. At every house you visit you are offered cakes, puddings, chocolates, cookies and other mouth watering goodies. Being the holiday season we don’t like to refuse and once we put a small piece of that chocolate cake in our mouth, it oh so melts away that it is absolutely difficult to not go for another helping and pretty soon we’ve finished half if not more of the items on the portion control plates. And even God would not be able to help us if we are invited for lunch or dinner. The table is so laden with mouth watering dishes and the aroma is so enchanting that our senses go on an over drive and all attempts to control our minds seems hopelessly futile. Healthy eating breakfast and cooking also seems to go out of the window. Continue reading

Frying with Water by B.Smith II

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How to Fry With Water

This is what I do.  This is a little tricky at first and may take  many tries and some experimentation to get it perfect.  It took me many tries to perfect it.

First, (lightly) spray a frying pan with cooking spray (optional).  (I use Spartan brand extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil because there is no fat of any kind, calories, cholesterol, or sodium.  They’re the healthiest I have found so far).  Place the meat (Steak, pork steak, pork chops, etc) in the frying pan and turn it on high heat.  Pour 8oz of water into the pan.  Season the meat as you like and place a lid over the pan.  (I use a large silver frying pan with a blue glass lid that is fairly tight to hold the heat and steam inside).  Let it “boil” for about 3 to 5 minutes.  (Honestly, I am not sure about the exact timing, because I have never timed it.  I would just look at the meat and turn it over when it looks ready.  I don’t know how else to put it into words).  Remove the lid, flip the meat over, and replace the lid, for another 3 to 5 minutes.  After this time remove the lid for good.  (With the lid, the water evaporated but was quickly replaced right back to where it started from).  Now without the lid the water will boil out.  (Pay close attention to this… you don’t want to burn the future gravy this will make).  After a few minutes the liquid, will start to thicken up.  At this time, turn the heat down to medium.  Take a flat steel or plastic spatula and press down on the meat.  Let all the water evaporate and yes this will turn the bottom of your pan brown (but try not to burn it).  (You may want to turn the heat up a little here).  Flip the meat over a couple times to brown both sides of the meat like you normally would.  Once the meat is to your liking, remove it and place it on a plate. Continue reading