Nutrition

Nutrition

Why Does Organic Milk Last So Long?

According to the American Dietetic Association's Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, the answer to this question results from the process of flash heating milk, or pasteurizing it, a requirement for dairy farmers before selling their dairy. "Organic milk lasts longer because producers use a different process to preserve it. According to the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, the milk needs to stay fresh longer because organic products often have to travel farther to reach store shelves since it is not produced throughout the country." - Scientific American (2008). The process that gives the milk a longer shelf life is called

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Nutrition

The Truth About Alkalizing Your Body

Is it true that each food that you eat can cause your blood to become more alkaline or acidic? In a nutshell: Yes, but the process is more involved. The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline than pure water. If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression. Severe acidosis - where blood pH falls below 7.00 - can

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Hearing, Nutrition

How Music Effects Your Diet – Listening Your Way To Weight Loss

Music is truly a powerful tool - even when it comes down to seemingly mundane matters. Without music; movies would lose some of their appeal; being placed on hold via telephone would be little more frustrating; and our commute back and forth to work would be much more redundant. No one can deny the powerful effect music has on an individual. Whether this effect be positive or negative however, often depends on the type of music listened to. Nevertheless, extensive research has shown that certain types of music possess the ability to: 1.) Ease symptoms of depression 2.) Improve brain

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Health, Nutrition

What Is So Bad About Fried Foods?

It should come as no surprise that greasy and fried foods affect our health in many negative ways. First of all, it makes you gain weight. Weight gain can lead to obesity, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, and even death. Secondly, greasy and fried foods have high cholesterol. In excess, this can lead to serious problems, especially because cholesterol buildup can block the blood flow in the arteries, leading to heart failure or causing a stroke, the number one cause of death in America. Fried foods contain an unhealthy fat known as trans fat. The

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Children, Nutrition

Play With Your Food!

The next time you grab a bite to eat and are munching away, I invite you to ponder a question: What part of me chose this particular food? As someone who works with people's energy and intention, I often get to pay attention to a client's relationship with food.  Sometimes it is a healthy relationship, and sometimes it is a battle of urban warfare.  Most people have many different influences on their choices of nourishment and use some combination of what I will describe here.  Some very common examples are: If you find that you are eating with your taste

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Nutrition

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. Veggie chips are a great snack, and they come in

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Digestion, Nutrition

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

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Nutrition

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

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Nutrition

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

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