Want to receive our Monthly Newsletter?


Daily Affirmation Daily Affirmation:
I will do my best today, because I want to do it, not because I have to do it and not because I am trying to please others.

   

Author Archives: Dr. Nancy

Post Image

Are Veggie Chips and Baked Chips Really That Much Healthier?

Many people think that veggie chips are more nutritious than potato chips, but this is not true. Veggie chips are high in calories and sodium, and they contain almost as much fat as regular potato chips. People who want to consume veggie chips that have higher amounts of nutrients and fiber should choose Terra chips. For lower calorie and fat content, the best options are veggie chips from Robert’s American Gourmet and baked veggie chips. Those who want low-sodium chips should go for Terra veggie chips or salt-free veggie chips.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

The Amazing Benefits of Ginger and Possible Side Effects

Ginger is one of the most important spices worldwide. For over 2 thousand years Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body while positively increasing the body’s metabolic rate. Ginger was also widely used by the ancient Romans and it was a very expensive spice, one pound of ginger was equivalent to the price of a whole sheep. Ginger almost became lost in history after the fall of the Roman Empire but became popular again when Europe re-discovered it. Ginger has influenced the history of man since ancient China, wars were waged and entire dynasties rose and fell with the objective of seizing it.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Top Foods for Diabetics

The average number of products carried by a typical supermarket has more than quadrupled since 1980, from 15,000 to over 60,000 before 2010. Making the best food choices for yourself and your family is very important and will help you maintain good health and control your blood sugar levels, especially if you are one of 26 million people in the United States or 346 million people worldwide that has type-1 or type-2 diabetes. Below is a short list of the best and worst food choices for people living with diabetes that you can find either in the super market and prepare in your own kitchen when you are preparing food or want something to eat.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

What’s In Your Meat? Probably Meat Glue.

The nationwide health scare topic sweeping America and dozens of foreign developed countries is the concern about a common food adhesive used by the meat industry, called “meat glue,” or more technically labeled, Transglutaminase or Thrombian. What exactly is this is Transglutaminase or Thrombian?

According to the Food and Drug Administration’s website, Transglutaminase is classified as a GRAS product (generally recognized as safe). Produced as Activa by Japan’s Ajinomoto Company, the scientific name is “transglutaminase” and belongs to the family of clotting enzymes. How ingenious to take coagulants from the blood of cows and pigs to fuse together small pieces of meat that otherwise could not be sold as quality cuts of meat, into premium steaks, for the high premium price!? Made from cow and pig blood, this coagulant comes as a fine, tasteless powder that looks like icing sugar and is it makes meat and other proteins stick together like super glue. It is extremely toxic to inhale when mixing with the meat during fusion process.

Take a Tour