Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer begins in one or both of the ovaries located on the sides of the uterus. Each side of the uterus has one ovary, and both are only about the size of an almond. The ovaries are responsible for producing eggs and releasing them into the fallopian tubes.

They also produce two female hormones known as estrogen and progesterone. The cancer may be caused by the high amounts of hormones which are produced before and during ovulation.
Tumors which form in the ovaries can be benign (non-cancerous), or malignant (cancerous). The benign cells do not spread, but remain in the ovaries, whereas the malignant cells will spread. Read More...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is formed within the cells of the endometrium, which is the fine inner lining of the uterus. The uterus is located in the pelvic area and resembles the shape of a papaya or a pear.

90% of all uterine cancers occur in the endometrium; plus this is the third most common cancer among women.

Medical professionals claim that they do not know what causes this cancer, but the evidence seems to point to having been exposed to too much estrogen over a long period of time. Read More...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Raw Recipes

Enjoy these raw recipes and live a long and healthy life. All of these recipes are made from scratch, and do not require any cooking or baking. Thus they are living foods which contain all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy.

If you are new to the raw food diet, then you may not like the taste of some of these foods, but as your taste buds come back to life, you will begin to enjoy them. My advice to you if you are new is to start off with the fruit smoothies, as they are naturally sweet. Read More...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Disadvantages of Acai Berry As a Means to Lose Weight

Acai berries are known as a miracle weight loss supplement, as they are loaded with many antioxidants that clean the body from the inside out. And not only does the acai help with weight loss, but it can also improve the overall health of the body.

However, as good as acai is, there are a few disadvantages of using acai for weight loss.

Has to Be Done in Conjunction with a Healthy Diet and Exercise

A lot of people who want to lose weight, do not want to change their diet and lifestyle. Thus they look for a pill that they can pop and watch the pounds disappear. But the acai berry is not that type of fruit or supplement that will do that, as it only works when taken as part of a healthy diet. Read More...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

How To Switch To the Raw Food Diet

Many people are switching to the raw food diet for various different reasons. Some switch because they want to cure their disease, prevent disease, lose weight, or just to look and feel younger. But making that change in the diet can be a lot tougher than what it sounds, especially if family or friends are not supportive.

Cooked, processed and junk foods are just as addictive as cigarettes, booze or drugs, and perhaps even deadlier. And breaking the addiction of these foods can be just as tough if not tougher, simply because the lack of moral support. The minute you begin to make a change in your diet, most people will look at you as if you have gone loony, or become some sort of religious fanatic. Read More...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor is an excellent juicer for any kitchen. I bought one the other day and I believe it is the best thing I ever bought.

The juicer comes with an extra wide feed chute, food pusher, stainless steel micro mesh strainer basket, juice cup, cleaning brush, recipes and more.

Not only can you juice your daily fruits and vegetables, but you can also make your own rice, soy, almond or other nut milk. It's an essential juicer for the raw foodist or those who cannot drink dairy. Read More...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How High Cholesterol Affects Health

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found throughout the body to help it function properly. There are two types of cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

The LDL cholesterol is transported throughout the body from the liver, and the HDL cholesterol returns to the liver to be eliminated from the body. Therefore the HDL is the good cholesterol, but the LDL is the bad, and when those levels are too high it can affect health in a negative way. Read More...

Monday, March 21, 2011

How To Prevent Gaining Unwanted Weight

No one wants to gain unwanted weight. But sadly many people are overweight due to lack of education, and the fact that many unhealthy foods are marketed as being healthy. You have been told to eat a balanced diet that consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and animal products such as meats, dairy and eggs.

Animal products are said to contain nutrients that you cannot obtain from plants such as calcium, protein and vitamin B12. Read More...

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a tropical herb or spice which grows underneath the ground as a root vegetable, and is used in baking, cooking, teas and salads. It has also for many centuries been used for many medicinal purposes to relieve many common ailments such as digestive problems, the flu and common cold. Studies also reveal that ginger can help to prevent many serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and mental diseases.

Ginger is mainly grown in the warmer climates of the world where the roots have enough time to grow during the warm summer months. However, if you live in a cooler climate, and you want to grow ginger you can easily grow it in a greenhouse, or in pots inside your kitchen. Read More...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Difference Between Unrefined Sea Salt and Table Salt

Salt not only helps to bring out the flavor in your food, but it is also essential in helping your body to function properly. You need salt to help you maintain a healthy weight as well as balanced fluid levels. It can help you to prevent cancer, ulcers and kidney problems, it helps to regulate your heart rhythm, and it is good for your brain. Therefore it is very important that you obtain enough salt in your daily diet so that your body can function at its best.

The best way to obtain your salt is naturally from plants, but you can also obtain the benefits from your table salt or unrefined sea salt. Both salts contain similar ingredients, but at the same time there is a difference between the two. And knowing what this difference is may compel you to throw your old salt out. Read More...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nuts for weight loss

If you are trying to lose weight, my best advice is to go nuts for nuts. That's right; studies have shown that nuts are very helpful when it comes to losing weight. Nuts are high in vitamins, minerals, lots of nutritious calories, healthy fats, and protein. 

Nuts are plant-based and do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats; all the oils and fats in nuts are natural and are very good for you, especially for your heart. 

Nuts decrease your food cravings because they are so filling, and they will give you lots of energy to help burn off those extra food calories. You cannot overeat on nuts, once your body has enough nutrition that it needs it won't allow you to stuff anymore in there. Read More...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Home Remedies for Body Odor

Body odor is normally present when a person sweats, and the more one sweats the more odors arise. However, it is not the sweat that causes the odor, but rather it is the toxins that the sweat brings out of the body.

Nonetheless, body odor is offensive and can be embarrassing in situations when it is not manageable. Thus body sprays, antiperspirants and deodorants are used to mask the odor temporarily.

However, antiperspirants and deodorants contain aluminum, which contributes to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and many types of cancers. Therefore many who are aware of those facts opt for home remedies to help control body odor. Read More...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Three Variations Of The Raw Food Diet

There are several variations of the raw food diet to accommodate a variety of people so that more can enjoy the benefits of raw foods.

Most people who think of the raw food diet, think that they will have to give up all their favorite foods at once, however due to these variations you can take it slow and still call yourself a raw foodist even if you do not stick to raw foods 100% of the time. You can call yourself a raw foodist once 75% your diet consists of raw foods. However, for best results you should aim to eat your foods raw 100% of the time. Read More...

Ways To Add Ginger to Your Diet

Ginger is a natural spice, which you can add to your everyday diet. Even though it is a spice, it also acts as a natural medicine, and has been used for many centuries to treat all kinds of common ailments as well as serious diseases.

Ginger is the root, also known as the rhyzome, which grows underground. It has a light brown skin and a yellowish juicy flesh, which when added to your food will give it an inviting aroma and spicy taste. Read More...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ways to Improve Your Memory

Memory is very important in order to be able to live life to the fullest extent. It not only helps you to remember things, but it also allows you to be more efficient at work, be more social, and overall just appear smarter and happier.

Memory loss is usually associated with the elderly, but it can also affect young people of all ages. Therefore it is a good practice to look for ways to improve your memory on a daily basis. Doing so will help you to retain your memory into an old age. Read More...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Health Benefits of Sprouting

Sprouts have become popular over the last couple of years for a number of reasons; but mainly because they contain the highest amount of nutrition per calorie. They are extremely high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, oils, proteins and enzymes, thus making them a perfect substitute for meat without all the harmful side-effects. They are alkaline which helps to balance the pH in the body. Meat on the other hand is acidic and can cause many diseases.

Sprouts are a living food, which means they continue to grow, and increase in nutrients until you eat them. You can eat them just as they are, or add them in with your salads, sandwiches, wraps, and soups. However, it is recommended that you eat them raw in order to obtain the maximum health benefits. Read More...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alternative Cancer Therapy

Many people do not believe that the Gerson Therapy is a legitimate therapy for cancer or other sickness or diseases. They say there is no scientific evidence of any cures although many people have been cured since the discovery.

According to Dr. Max Gerson, cancer is the result of 2 things; deficiency and toxicity. Our body simply doesn’t get enough nutrition on the modern diet and is exposed to too many chemicals and toxins, and as a result develops cancer. Thus we need to cleanse our body from these toxins and restore our immune system with proper nutrition in order to be healed. Read More...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to Get rid of Cellulite Through Dieting

Cellulite is a deposition of fat cells underneath the surface of the skin. It causes the skin to appear dimpled in the affected areas, and it usually appears in the thighs and buttock areas.

Cellulite is often believed to be a different type of fat, and that once a person gets it, there is no way of getting rid of it. But cellulite fat is really no different than any other kind of excess body fat. Therefore one can get ride of cellulite through dieting the same way that one would get rid of any other type of fat. The only thing different however, is that it takes longer to get rid of cellulite than other fat, because it has been pushed to the surface of the skin. Read More...

Monday, March 7, 2011

How Not To Catch The Cold This Winter

Winter is just around the corner and as always you can be sure the cold virus will hitch a free ride once again. It will try and victimize as many people as possible, keeping the and old at home or on a hospital bed where it is safe to recuperate.

But did you know that if you are healthy you don't have to be a victim? With the right armor you can fight back and the cold virus won't have a chance against you! Read More...


Avocados grow on a tall evergreen tree, which is known as the Persea Americana. There are many different varieties of avocados such as Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano. Depending on what variety, they can range from 8 ounces to 3 pounds in weight.

Avocados are picked while they are still hard and green, and as they ripen the pebbly outer skin will turn black and the edible flesh on the inside softens, but remains a yellow-green color. Due to the pebbly skin and the similar shape of a pear, avocados are often referred to as the alligator pear. But they are nothing to be afraid of even though they are high in calories and fat. Read More...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Negative Side Effects of Weight Loss?

We all know that losing excess weight is good for you...or do we? According to an article published on msnbc people should think twice before they being to lose their excess weight. The article acknowledges that keeping the weight off in the first place is ideal, but they seem to imply that losing the weight might cause more harm than good.

The reason behind all this, is the fact that toxins get stored in excess fat cells. This is to protect the heart and other organs in the body from the harmful effects of toxins. But when you lose weight, those toxins are released back into the bloodstream where they can potentially harm the body. However, those toxins do not stay there forever. In fact, if you eat a healthy diet that is rich with anti-oxidants those toxins can leave the body within a short period of time. Read Article...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Why You Need Carbs

Carbohydrates are often looked at from a negative perspective, and many go to great lengths to either avoid them or to reduce them in their diets. They are what give your body the fuel for energy, which is the reason why you automatically reach for that candy bar when you lack energy.

But carbs are not limited to breads and pastas or those sugar-laden high calorie foods. There are many healthy sources and getting your carbs from the right sources can actually benefit your health.  The following article goes into more detail on why you need carbs, and how you can obtain them from a healthy source. Read More...

Friday, March 4, 2011

How To Lower High Cholesterol Levels Naturally

High cholesterol levels can occur as a result of eating too many saturated fats and not enough fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds. It can also result of being overweight or obese and living a sedentary lifestyle, as well as from diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, kidney and liver diseases or an under-active thyroid.

Cholesterol is required in the body to help metabolize fat soluble vitamins, as well as to help with the production of certain hormones and bile. However, when the levels become too high, it puts one at risk for certain types of cancers as well as atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attacks and many other cardiovascular diseases. Therefore it is essential to lower high cholesterol levels when they get too high. Read More...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Fibromyalgia is a non-life threatening, but serious disease. It affects more and more people everyday, disrupting their family and social lives. Many lose their jobs, and some are even crippled and confined to wheelchairs.

Fibromyalgia is chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder which affects the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Scientifically speaking there is no cure, and in many cases goes undiagnosed because of all the symptoms associated with this crippling disease. People are treated for the symptoms rather than the underlying cause, and are prescribed different medications for each symptom. Read More...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are the seeds produced by a variety of pine trees. They are covered by a hard shell on the pine cones. Some of the varieties are the Pinus Pin, also known as stone pine, Pinus Edulis which grows in the southwest US, and Pinus Cembroides which is a Mexican pine nut. There are also Chinese, European, and Korean pine nut varieties. 

The size of the pine nut ranges from 1 to 5 cm in length. Most pine nuts are harvested by hand which is why they are so expensive to buy.

Pine nuts are known to be good for the heart, eyes, digestive system, gastrointestinal problems, and help with inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. They are high in antioxidants and contain pinoleic acid which helps to stimulate hormones, and acts as an appetite suppressant which is helpful in weight loss. Read More...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ways Vegetarians Can Get Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Their Diets

A common misconception has been that a vegetarian diet is unable to provide individuals with enough omega fatty acids. However, there are plenty of foods other than animal products, from which vegetarians can get enough omega fatty acids in their diets.

The only difference is that plant-based foods provide the body with Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body then converts into longer chain acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are found in animal products. Read More...