July 29, 2013 @ 4:41 PM
by Cliff Smith
More studies today are revealing that raw foods are better for you than cooked. However, it is extremely difficult for even the most conscious health food consumer to get the right nutrients each day from an all-raw diet.
First, it is important to understand why raw foods are best for your health. Most obviously, in addition to the formation of toxic byproducts, cooking food depletes valuable nutrients. For example, raw milk is more beneficial in its raw state than after pasteurization. With raw milk, the body is able to easily absorb the calcium, but after it is pasteurized, the enzymes that aid in absorption are destroyed. Then, the excess calcium that is not absorbed ends up in joints, ......
July 24, 2013 @ 3:21 AM
by Cliff Smith
Fad products and diets come and go. Low carb, gluten free, high protein, cabbage soup, the list goes on and on. The truth is, if a person really wants to lose weight, he/she has to make a commitment to change some lifestyle habits. You can't take supplements, sit on the couch eating ice cream, and expect to lose weight.
Weight loss is sort of tricky because there are several variables that can have an effect on weight:
- Overeating (just too much food, too often).
- Not enough exercise (if you don't move you don't lose).
- Hormones (for both men and women, fluctuations in hormonal levels keep weight on).
- Body type and genetics-small frame, big frame etc.
- Age (it slows us down so we burn fewer calories .........