Eliminating Eggs

Chicken eggs are the perfect food…for the chick embryo developing inside them. Not so much for humans. There are many reasons to eliminate eggs from your diet. Here are a few: You don’t want to have a heart attack or stroke. Eggs are the highest cholesterol food known to man. An August 2012 headline from The […]

Brown Flax Seeds

Getting Your Omega-3s From Flax Seeds

Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum) are members of the Linaceae family. Spun, dyed, and knotted wild flax fibers found in a cave in Dzudzuana, in the present day Republic of Georgia, have been dated to 30,000 years ago. Flax was probably first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent region of Mesopotamia during the Holocene epoch, which began 11,700 years […]

Improving Nutrient Absorption

The acid in your stomach and the probiotic microbes in your digestive tract play an important role in breaking down and absorbing the nutrients in your food. If you eat beets or drink beet juice, and your urine turns pink, you may have low stomach acid. This discoloration of your urine, to red or pink, after […]

Eating for Happiness

Happiness centers around several important neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamaine, endorphins, phenylethylamine, and anandamide. Serotonin is popularly known as the “feel-good hormone,” or your body’s own natural tranquilizer, hence the happiness factor. This is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target in order to boost overall happiness levels. Up to 90 percent of your body’s total serotonin is located in your gut, […]

Brazil Nut

Planting the Seeds of Change

While legumes and grains are seeds, they have different nutritional profiles than the foods we traditionally think of as edible seeds, such as Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Seeds have been an important food source throughout history. About 10,000 years ago, humans harvested seeds, which may have spurred the development of agriculture. Seeds ripened […]