Wheat grass has long been known as excellent superfood and an incredible addition to one’s diet regimen. Not only does wheatgrass contain all minerals known to man, it aids with two of the most critical elements to optimizing yourself – energy and sleep. There’s no doubt it’s something that can help improve health, but the problem is how to consume it on the regular. Growing the actual grass is not simple and requires constant attention (plus lacks the abundance of nutrients that field grown wheatgrass has), while powders are processed to extend shelf-life. Enter flash-frozen wheatgrass. Read more
Zero Carb. Fat Free. Sugar Free. Low Sodium. America is obsessed with the ‘Low Fat’ diets that food manufacturers produce as a way to make people think they’re eating healthy. But are these diets really healthy, or actually very detrimental and damaging to our bodies? Let’s go ahead and shine some truth on a few of the most common misconceptions of ‘Low Fat’ diets.
With the FDA approval of two weight loss drugs in the past few months, many in the medical community are saying this is a great step for “treating obesity“. That begs to question, what exactly are you treating? Obesity is not a disease – it is the result to a causative factor. Whether that factor be over-eating or glandular issues, the result is obesity. Sure, one can have genetic predisposition to putting on weight, or a slow metabolism, but this does not guarantee obesity. So why do we have this mentality that obesity must be treated? Read more
I was at a dinner not long ago while traveling with a group of doctors. These doctors were alternative medicine practitioners, and each considered lifestyle and diet a very important factor of healthy living. They were also practitioners that practiced what they preached – each with unique diets and eating habits. One adhered to the Paleo Diet (AKA the ‘Caveman Diet’) which is based on the premise that modern humans are genetically adapted to the diet of their Paleolithic ancestors and that human genetics have scarcely changed since the dawn of agriculture, and therefore that an ideal diet for human health and well-being is one that resembles this ancestral diet. This means they mainly ate fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Another was on a Raw Food Diet, in which almost all food is uncooked, and generally plant based. Another gluten-free, and another stipulated nothing with any sugar or sweetener. It took 15 minutes to order for a group of 8, and I’m pretty sure we were the waiter’s most difficult table of the night. Not because anyone was unpleasant, but because these diets and restrictions made ordering a normal meal at a fine restaurant a nightmare. Read more