Obsession With Healthy Foods, Also Known as Orthorexia

Obsession With Healthy Foods

Obsession with healthy foods, also known as orthorexia nervosa (a non-medical term) is characterized by people who take healthy eating to a new level.  These individuals become obsessed with eating, planning meals, buying only healthy foods, a preparing only healthy foods.  This obsession can be to a point where the individual considers these things their […] Read more »

Juice Fasting Leads to Better Choices

Juice Fasting leads to better choices

Juice fasting leads to better choices.  It’s one of those things that you hear is true but don’t know it’s true until you do a juice fast. Or, at least, add juices to your existing diet. Now I know that my juice fast wasn’t a true juice fast but I’ve discovered that even modifying it […] Read more »

It Ain’t a Juice Fast Anymore

It ain't a juice fast anymore

It ain’t a juice fast anymore. Nope, doesn’t even resemble one.  Besides I really screwed up this weekend and I’m feeling the effects of it.  Can’t wait to get back to my veggies today! Let’s see now, how bad did I mess up = 2 pounds worth, that’s how much.  Even though I was really […] Read more »

Juice Fast (Modified) Day 6

Juice Fast

Juice fast = only drinking vegetable and fruit juices, and you’re supposed to do this for 10 days.  My daughter-in-law found out (twice) that the last few days can be really difficult but in the end it was worth it for her. This time she lost her holiday weight this time and reports more energy. […] Read more »

Juice Fast (Modified) Day 4

Juice Fast

Juice fast.  Sounds simple doesn’t it.  Well so far, because I can’t do just juice alone, I’ve only lost a pound. If you read my previous article on this you know I have an ileostomy and that plain liquid goes through in a hurry.  I also have fibromyalgia which, for some reason, makes me crave […] Read more »

Honey has Many Benefits

Honey.  It has so many benefits.  They range from its sweet, delectable taste to the many health benefits it offers. Buckwheat honey worked better than cough syrup when it was used on 105 kids ages 2 – 18.  It also helped them sleep better.  It was given half an hour before bedtime in the following […] Read more »

Juice Fasting can be Modified for Better Health

Juice Fasting

Juice fasting is a popular diet and definitely a great way to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need.  The neat thing is that you can juice almost any fruit or vegetable and drink the juices separately or mix them together to create your own taste pleasing blends. There are also recipes available. […] Read more »

Illnesses from Food

Illnesses

It has been documented that over 200 illnesses can be foodborne. They are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and prions. Wikepedia defines a prion as: A combination of the first two syllables of the words proteinaceous and infectious (-on by analogy to virion) — is a poorly-understood hypothetical infectious agent that, according to the […] Read more »