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March 24, 2016 @ 8:06 PM

by Cliff Smith

Alkaline vs. Acid Foods pH Balance SpectrumEvery day we have multiple choices for foods and drinks.  Which ones are alkaline foods and which are acid?  How can you know?  Why does it matter?  These questions prompted us to create the Free Alkaline Food Test in 2007.  Since then, thousands of people have taken the test to:

  • Find out the daily balance of their alkaline and acid food choices.
  • Discover the alkaline/acid ratio of their daily diet.
  • Access our free report: Everything You Need To Know About Alkaline Foods, Acid Foods and pH Balance
  • Get free samples of alkaline drinks in the USA!

It’s an easy test and you don’t need to study for it.  Just look at the list of foods and check the ones that you consumed in ......

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March 15, 2016 @ 1:08 PM

by Cliff SmithHealthy vs. unhealthy food choices

What you eat has an enormous impact on how well you perform each day.  A healthy diet supports metabolic processes and supplies your body with the energy required for peak performance.  To be in good shape, you need the right fuel.  This means avoiding junk food cravings for sugary, salty, or fatty foods.  Eating mindlessly, when stressed or bored, can lead to low energy and an unhealthy body.  It’s best to “eat with a purpose”, which is to fuel the body.

One of the fitness and nutrition experts we look to for advice is Dr. Reuben K. Chen, MD.  He recommends a healthy diet based on this macronutrient ratio:
Healthy Diet Macronutrient Ratio

  • 30% Fats for flavor, fullness, and brain food.
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March 10, 2016 @ 6:02 PM

by Cliff Smith

A sad report this week revealed that almost 60 percent of the total calories consumed in the U.S. are coming from "ultra-processed" foods.  These “fake” foods are making America fat and ironically, hungry, too.  Fake foods are problematic because they are typically loaded with excess calories that contain very few beneficial nutrients.  They are almost always high in processed sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.  All those “empty” calories are contributing to serious health complications, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

"What you're really getting are chemicals -- additives, things like preservatives, .........

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March 2, 2016 @ 8:53 AM

by Cliff Smith

Woman Celebrating Healthy Weight LossThere are plenty of unhealthy diets around, but healthy weight loss is really easier to achieve and better for the body over the long term. 

Why is Healthy Weight Loss Important? 

First, it is helpful to understand that unhealthy diets lead to some long range problems for the human body.  The high protein, Atkins Diet, for instance, was all the rage for a while despite reports of health problems for consumers. People claiming to have been harmed by high-protein diets reported their setbacks on a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Web site registry that found:

  • 42 percent reported loss of energy
  • 31 percent reported difficulty concentrating
  • 22 percent reported kidney problems
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