Nutrition - Article Archives

Aeropilates to the stress rescue.

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2016

It seems that we all understand that stress is an unspoken danger however it wasn’t until I stopped getting my periods and all of a sudden suffered from my first hot flash, first heart palpitations, an unusual inexplicable increase in blood pressure and a rise in serum cholesterol that I truly understood how my body reacts to an overload of stress. Terrified I flew into the ER, was immediately scanned and left being told that I had had my first anxiety attack. The problem was that I was not anxious!!  read more

Gluten - an undiagnosed epidemic

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Do you have difficulty losing weight, have symptoms such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, concentration and memory problems, insomnia, headaches, migraines, mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, fungal infections, rashes, tinnitus (ringing in your ears), food and chemical sensitivities, muscle weakness, low sex drive? read more

Nutrition and exercise for health

Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2013

Low serum Vitamin D level, below 30ng/ml, has been linked to heart attack, reporting that 75% of patients who have heart failure also have low Vitamin D.

Whether it is because you don’t eat enough nutrient rich foods or simply have been diligent about applying sunscreen when out doors, this has become a national epidemic. It is time to realize that Vitamin D is essential for a healthy immune system, for maintaining bone strength and for a healthy cardiovascular system. Do not let your children suffer with this modern day deficiency and be sure to supplement their diets too. You nee 1000-3000 unites a day or 15 minutes of unprotected exposure to the sun.

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Diabetes and your diet

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013

A new report by the CDC says that by 2050, nearly one-third of American adults will be diabetic.

There is much supporting evidence to suggest that changing your diet will not only prevent insulin resistance, hypoglycemia and Diabetes but may reverse it.

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NoOodle Recipes

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Open the Gluten Free NoOodle Package, Empty contents into colander, Rinse under cold water for one minute, Snip or cut NoOodles to desired length, Place NoOodles in non-stick skillet and "dry fry" over medium heat until all liquid evaporates, Top or toss with your favorite sauce, sauteed vegetables, grilled chicken, etc..., Cook until flavors meld and dish is hot, Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

Try these great recipes...

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Digestive Health Benefits of Yogurt

Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yogurt, touted for its digestive health benefits, is made by fermenting milk using friendly probiotic (life giving) bacteria.

 

 

 

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our body, mainly in the gastrointestinal tract, where they eliminate harmful disease inducing bacteria. They assist in breaking down the food you eat into essential nutrients small enough to pass thru the intestinal lining into the blood and promote effective elimination by combining with fiber to remove unwanted waste.

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lighterliving Healthy Eating Recommendations

Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010

At lighterliving ™ we believe that eating Natural-made foods instead of man-made foods goes a long way towards preventing the toxic overload that our bodies are experiencing. Since most of the foods we eat are directly responsible for adding toxins to our already overwhelmed bodies we need to begin to pay attention and read the labels on the packages that we buy.

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Why Take Supplements?

Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010

When you think of your health do you think of dirt?  "Dirt, soil, is the primary factor in maintaining our nutritional health because all our food comes from the earth.  Since our bodies are composed of minerals, healthy bodies are connected to healthy soil.  "If any element is missing from the soil, then it will be missing from the foods we eat and as a result, we will not be properly nourished", says Mark Anderson and Bernard Jensen, writers of Empty Harvest.

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Superfoods equal Super Nutrition

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Superfoods contain stellar quantities of the nutrients that lighterliving ™ focuses on for a more efficient journey to total body wellness.

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Food for Hot Flash Relief

Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010

Apricots and tomatoes contain lycopene which prevent heart disease.

Peaches and Mangos contain beta carotene, phenolic acids, to fight cancer and lutein and zeaxanthin to prevent macular degeneration.

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Quinoa - instead of Rice

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bored with rice? Try Quinoa. Packed with protein, fiber and much easier on your digestive system this delicious and nutritious seed, available in many colors, is a super food.

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Do you remember fiddleheads?

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010

Are you familiar with fiddleheads; the flowery top of the fern frond found in Massachusetts in March?

The first blush of spring, these delectable and beautiful wild and wonderful greens are loaded with antioxidants, twice as much as blueberries; and omega fatty acids, as much as cold water fish.

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Canada's antioxident rich Blueberries

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I just spent a few days in Canada, landing as the G20 summit began and horrified as the anarchy developed.

I was however reminded that Canada is the land of the blueberry,

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Foods I eat every day

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010

Berries (the darker the better)

Contain high levels of antioxidants to help reduce inflammation, prevent aging and avoid cancer, diabetes and brain related aging. Also loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, they build heart and digestive health and give me low calorie super packed energy. Eat them alone right out of the box, in salads, smoothies or as desert.

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Digestive Enzymes

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010

I believe that most digestive problems can be alleviated simply by adding probiotics into your daily diet but If regular probiotics haven't relieved your heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, or more uncomfortable digestive issues then you need to consider digestive enzymes.

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Foods that I always have in my kitchen

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010

Brown Rice

A wonderfully nutty flavored nutritious addition to any meal; is high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and omega fatty acids. I often prepare extra so that I can make one of my favorite child hood breakfasts: creamed rice.

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Cinnamon, a delicious spice for the heart

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010

In Korea it is well known that Cinnamon improves blood circulation and can help to increase in the formation of new blood vessels, which naturally stops occurring after puberty.

 

 

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Your Gut Health - The 4 Rs

Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010

Your solution to a healthy and efficient digestive system is summarized by the four Rs: Remove, Replace, Replenish and Restore. read more

Eating Carefully to Avoid Parasites

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2010

Intestinal Parasites are regularly proven to be the cause of many undiagnosed gastric symptoms. They are easily contracted and spread from infected water, soil, pets and unwashed vegetables.

The most common contraction of parasitic worms is through the food we eat. We recommend the following precautions:

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The Buzz about Acai'

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010

The "buzz" about ACAI (pronounced AH-sigh-EE) is well founded because this delicious little dark blue berry, originally harvested from very tall, very fast growing, slender palm trees found in the Amazon rain forest, is loaded with more healing and antioxidant nutrients than most other foods.. Touted as a phytochemical fountain of youth it is a fat burner, metabolism booster and skin illuminator.

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lighterliving Grain Cooking Guide

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009

At lighterliving ™ we recommend eating only whole grains. These are a richer source of fiber which is said to increase satiation and helps to reduce calorie consumption. 

Because the husk is still attached to the grain, whole grains require a slightly different cooking schedule. The following is a guide to perfecting your deliciously cooked whole grains.

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