5 Tips to Cure Depression Without Drugs

As I explained in my video, I have a history of depression. Anybody who has suffered or suffers from this condition knows it’s not fun and knows of the troubles lifting oneself out of this low state of being. Depression is an illness that affects many people, and may include some of your friends and family.

Here are 5 tips to help you beat depression.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Where do you get your health info? Media vs. Science

Take a few minutes to read this article on the Forbes website: Sweet And Sour: The Media Decided Fructose Was Bad For America; But Science Had Second Thoughts.

While it is correct to state that physical activity and active lifestyles are becoming less common among common folk these days, this is not the basis of being overweight and/or obese. And yes, it is true that carbohydrates can make an individual gain weight, however, not all carbohydrates are equal. The carbohydrates that are causing obesity are the ones that are empty calories that aren’t paired with fiber, vitamins, nutrients, water and phytochemicals among other things that come packaged with whole foods. Whole-food carbohydrates like rice, bananas, peaches, carrots and potatoes are not evil. These foods cannot make you obese.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Why I’m Plant-Based, Not Vegan

Veganism is not just about food.

Veganism is an ideology and being a vegan is attributed with certain beliefs.

A better word is “plant-based”. Not as catchy, but more inclusive.

Plant-based is great for people who are vegan as well as people who severely limit their consumption of animal products to one or a few servings a week. Plant-based means that the majority of ones diet comes from plants, allowing room for those who don’t have the same ideals as vegans. In addition, because vegans have a wholly plant-based diet, they too can be included in the people who call themselves plant based. The following reasons are my reasons for being plant based (and not vegan).

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

Superfoods: Real or Just a Hype?

The media always chooses food or foods that is touted as the newest and greatest health food. The latest examples of these ‘superfoods” are coconut oil, açaí and quinoa among others. Unfortunately, there is no one food that is going to make you healthy, fit, or thin.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Grocery Shopping and Healthy Choices

Grocery shopping is the base for cooking healthfully and eating nutritiously. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, we’re persuaded by advertisements, branding and labels both in the media as well as by the food labels themselves in the stores. Just like the mix-mash of information that is available about nutrition these days, there is…

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Moderation on a Plant-Based Diet

What is moderation?

Moderating serving sizes? Calories? Macronutrients? Grams?

We often hear about the need to moderate intakes of certain items such as saturated fat, trans fats, junk foods and soda. While this may appear to be an easy thing, many people don’t know what moderation is.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

“Healthy” Food at the Grocery Store (Video)

Sara goes through the local grocery store to analyze some of the foods that are labeled and generally thought to be healthy but may not be as healthy as you think they are. Things to think about when shopping for healthy food: What is the importance of organic? How many ingredients does the product have?…

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Don’t be Afraid of Chocolate

Eating chocolate doesn’t make somebody unhealthy any more than a salad makes somebody healthy.

Most people are accustomed to thinking of the food pyramid, but this generally doesn’t help people make adequate dietary decisions. Or they think of “good”/”allowed” foods and “bad”/”banned” foods, and this thinking does more harm than good.

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  • Updated 3 years ago