OK, I realize that this question is quite the can of worms to be opening (cans of worms have almost no carbs, unless they are gummy worms 😉 ), but low carb diets are something I’ve tried off and on and I’ve heard people passionately claim it should be a way of life, so I’m … More Is Low Carb Sustainable Long Term?
Everyone knows that when you have any kind of medical disorder, choosing what to eat can become very difficult. Thankfully, for people with high blood pressure, the list of what you can eat seems to be much longer than what you can not. The following is a list of ten foods you either need to … More Ten Foods to Avoid When You Have High Blood Pressure
You have probably heard of the Low Sodium Diet, High Potassium diet, or both of them combined. So which one really works to help keep high blood pressure under control? Well technically, both. The more potassium you intake, the more sodium you excrete. Potassium works with the kidneys to excrete sodium from your blood stream, … More Is That Low Sodium Diet Really Helping Your Blood Pressure?
If you’re kicking off the New Year with a resolution to lose those extra few (or more) pounds of body fat, and you’ve heard good things in the past about Atkins, then maybe like me you’re wondering if it’s still a thing or if — like so many health and fitness trends — it’s been … More Is the Atkins Diet Still a Thing?
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet® and Equal®. Aspartame is made by joining together the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are found naturally in many foods. Aspartame is used in many … More Are You Still Consuming Aspartame?
Are you one of those who exercises so you can “eat whatever you want?” How often have you done the quick math of justification, “I can splurge on this cheeseburger because I walked a lot this morning”? Or worse, “… because I’m going to go to the gym this evening.” I know. I’ve done it … More The Best Foods to Support Exercise — and the Worst!
Whether you’re just wanting to lose a few pounds, get your blood glucose levels down, or you’ve embarked on a New You Lifestyle Overhaul, we’ve all played around with ways to have our sweets without suffering the consequences at one time or another. The food industry has been there to answer that desire with “diet” … More Does Diet Soda Actually Raise Your Blood Sugar?
While I don’t follow a Paleo or Vegetarian diet, I am very curious about how our diets affect our health and recovery. As you can probably guess by now, I would recommend Paula’s Purple Rice food supplement as making the critical difference in management of my health issues. You can watch the story of my … More Paleo vs. Vegetarian: Which Diet is Better for Autoimmune Recovery?
So you’ve resolved to drop a few extra pounds for your health and energy — good for you! First, I want to tell you that the journey you’re about to undertake won’t always be easy, but it is worth it. Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight not only increases your long term lifespan, but … More Are Your “Diet” Products Making You Fat?
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Leaky Gut Syndrome ( I know, sounds icky! – but over the past year and a half, with the help of Paula’s Purple Rice and eliminating foods that cause problems for me, I have begun to reverse my condition! I still need to watch what I eat, but … More Common Foods That Can Aggravate Auto-Immune Disorders