Eating Staturated Fats Does Not Cause Heart Disease

For many years we have been told that the saturated fats eaten by our ancestors are behind heart disease.  The answer was substitution of highly processed polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), the most common of which are the vegetables oils, shortenings and margarine.  During the 50 years that we embraced this advice, incidence of heart disease has skyrocketed. Now a new study from Australia has produced some stunning conclusions about saturated fats and heart disease — conclusions that say it’s time to start eating real fats again. (more…)

Top foods for great-looking skin

There are all sorts of personal care products on the market today that claim to hide wrinkles, clear up blemishes, and add a healthy glow to your skin. But many of these products fail to address the root causes of bad-looking skin, which for many people are nutritional in nature. Here are 10 foods you can begin incorporating into your diet today to help naturally improve the appearance of your skin:

1) Avocados. Naturally rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, avocados can help significantly improve the appearance of skin when eaten as part of a healthy diet. Avocados are particularly rich in biotin, a coenzyme nutrient that is known to help make hair thicker and stronger, and skin more lustrous and vibrant. Biotin is also found in high amounts in liver and pastured eggs. (more…)

There is Nothing Smart About Smart Balance

I’ve had it. Everyone has her limits and I’ve reached mine.

If one more person who claims to eat healthy tells me that she uses Smart Balance, Earth Balance, or any of those health robbing butter substitute “spreads”, I think I’m going to scream.

A loud, obnoxious, ear piercing, wine glass shattering SCREAM!

You see, there is nothing “smart” about Smart Balance, unless of course you happen to be a shareholder of the company in which case you would be very happy with the cheap, rancid, genetically modified vegetable oils that are used to manufacture this butter substitute resulting in a very low cost of production and resultantly huge profit margins.

Don’t think for one moment that Smart Balance could possibly be made in the comfort of your own kitchen the way lovely yellow butter can easily be churned from cream in a bowl with a hand mixer. (more…)

Dr. Sinatra & Others Speaking Out – Cholesterol is Not the Cause of Heart Disease

www.mypicshares.com

For decades, mainstream medicine and health professionals have regarded cholesterol as the enemy of circulatory health.  Yet, in the last few years a number of outspoken medical and health professionals have courageously put their reputations and careers on the line to shatter this myth.

Why? These doctors want their patients to get out of the perpetual cycle of sickness and into prevention and wellness. And, they want the public to know the truth about what really causes heart disease…and it’s definitely not what you would think.

How did this myth begin? (more…)

How to prevent heart disease with everyday foods

It is the leading cause of death in America today, and the costs associated with treating it are expected to nearly triple by the year 2030. But heart disease does not have to be the inevitable death sentence that many people assume it to be — in fact, you can effectively avoid developing heart disease altogether by steering clear of certain foods and eating plenty of certain other ones. Here are some helpful tips for ringing in a heart-healthy new year through proper diet and supplementation: (more…)

5 Reasons Why Butter is a Superfood

5 reasons why butter is a superfood

One stick of butter in 24 hours

I ate a quarter pound of butter today. Yep, that is one whole stick. If you want to know how that is possible, let me explain:

  • 2 tbs. mixed into half a batch of Paleo Cornbread Muffins

  • 2 tbs. slathered on top of said muffins

  • 2 tbs. stirred into warm butternut squash pureé

  • 2 tbs. tossed with steamed carrots, salt, and chopped fresh thyme

You may be holding back a gag reflex after reading that. Perhaps you are still staring at your computer screen mute shock. In either case, you are probably wondering WHY I committed this senseless act of nutritional suicide.

I eat butter because I am on a mission to heal my body. And, believe it or not, butter is a healing superfood. Here’s why:

1. It’s the highest source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) (more…)

Up For Debate: Are All Calories Created Equal?

Measuring Calories
In our never-ending search for effective diets, several weight loss programs have adopted the principle that what really matters is not the foods you eat, but how many calories you actually take in.

In other words, it doesn’t matter if you eat pizza and ice cream or salmon and vegetables. As long as you stay within an allotted number of calories—or certain amount of “points”—allowed per day, you will lose weight. (more…)

Contrary to Conventional Medicine, High-Fat Diets Lower Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Reset Metabolism and Prevent Obesity

Most physicians seem to parrot the same old advice day in and day out–exercise, don’t smoke and maintain a low fat diet. Turns out that if you’re interested in lowering blood sugar, resetting your metabolism and preventing weight gain, a low-fat diet is not in your best interest.

By high-fat we don’t mean processed or fried fatty foods with little nutrition. We mean high nutrient, energy efficient foods such as nuts, avocados, organic eggs, olive oil, non-pasteurized hard cheese and organic fatty fish. (more…)

Antibiotics fuel obesity by creating microbe upheavals

We aren’t single individuals, but colonies of trillions. Our bodies, and our guts in particular, are home to vast swarms of bacteria and other microbes. This “microbiota” helps us to harvest energy from our food by breaking down the complex molecules that our own cells cannot cope with. They build vitamins that we cannot manufacture. They ‘talk to’ our immune system to ensure that it develops correctly, and they prevent invasions from other more harmful microbes. They’re our partners in life.

What happens when we kill them? (more…)