Raw Food

Making Plant Food Sing

Transforming healthy vegetables and fruits into delicious dishes is easy with the simple addition of a flavorful dressing. Make your own and enjoy preservative free, inexpensive and always fresh dressings. The culinary world names five flavors that speak to your palate and subsequently your brain translates the message as delicious or icky or somewhere in…Read the Rest »

Doctors Want Education On Integrative Medicine

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine – Dr. Andrew Weil Seattle Washington I had the good fortune to attend the opening sessions of the Nutrition and Health Conference in Seattle today. Dr. Andrew Weil launched this nutrition education conference for medical doctors ten years ago when just 21 hours of medical education in nutrition was recommended…Read the Rest »

Eating the Green Road for Health, Sustainability and Compassion

SynergyWellnessNW (that would be me), supports these scientifically based Standards as the optimum diet for health and longevity. These Standards were established at the International Living Foods Summits, held between 2006 and 2009. Vegan and plant based diets are endorsed by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Charlotte Gerson, Director of the Gerson Institute,…Read the Rest »

The Pleasure Trap May Kill You

The Pleasure Trap refers to several inborn and genetic drivers that manipulate us and our behavior, in spite of the conscious awareness that it may not be the right direction or action for health and well being. In the book The Pleasure Trap the authors identify three things that drive human behavior. SEEKING PLEASURE AVOIDING PAIN…Read the Rest »

Food After Water Fasting

Water fasting is about re-calibrating all the body systems. After fasting the taste buds are re-tuned and hyper sensitive and the sense of smell is acute. The digestive system is inactive and the elimination systems as well. Metabolism is slowed . The first food I put in my mouth after a 10 day water fast…Read the Rest »

Am I Losing Muscle During a Water Fast?

I am on Day 8 of a water fast. My body weight is 105 pounds, about 11 pounds less than when I started. Weight loss during a water fast comes from water, carbohydrate, fat and lean tissue like muscle.  I want to know how much muscle loss happens and, ultimately, the best way to preserve…Read the Rest »

What happens during a water fast?

I am on something like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in the Reverse Universe for a few weeks and doing a supervised water fast. It is as much about resting from physical activity and normal daily stressors as it is about food. I learned about the science of water fasting from Dr. Rick Dina who teaches…Read the Rest »

Your Stomach – The Inner Disco of Digestion

Last week in my blog Good Digestion Trumps Good Nutrition I talked about the effects of stress on digestion and how important it is to slow down and chew food before you swallow it. When food goes into the stomach an amazing sequence of events continues the digestive process. I was fascinated when I learned…Read the Rest »

Good Digestion Trumps Good Nutrition

My Restore Your Health post on August 17th ended with the comment “Stress shuts down your digestion”. It bothers me when STRESS becomes the catch all for our physical and emotional illnesses.  Nonetheless, the way our body manages stress is primal and does affect digestion. If you cannot digest what you eat you are starving…Read the Rest »

Restore Your Health

You Can Restore Your Health With Good Nutrition Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? To be well and healthy you need to eat properly prepared, nutrient dense whole foods AND have efficient digestion. We do not eat what our bodies recognize as food. Processed food is not…Read the Rest »

Cleanse Your Body

What is cleansing? Cleansing is a practice used to promote health and healing by clearing toxins from the body. The concept of cleansing has a long history in natural medicine and has been practiced for thousands of years. What is common across all detoxification programs is that you will eat differently so that you can support…Read the Rest »

Nonfat Foods and Blood Sugar

Never before in the history of mankind have we had an emergency need to lower blood sugar. Diabetes and obesity both have been on a steady rise since the early 1970’s when we replaced the fat in our food with high fructose corn syrup and were seduced by the low-fat but high-sugar content food industry….Read the Rest »

Rabbit Food for the Refined Palate

A mostly raw, organic, plant based diet is the essence of healthy nutrition.  This way of eating promises to heal your body and soul. Heal a range of health issues from pre-mature aging and hair loss to cancer.  Read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell to learn more, jaw-dropping, incredible stories of healing.  Know…Read the Rest »

Blue Green Smoothies

BLUE-GREEN SMOOTHIE  Add this to your list of incredibly nourishing smoothies that taste great.  You can put a smoothie in a water bottle and sip it throughout the morning at work to maintain your energy in a low calorie, high nutrient way.  This recipe delivers 7 grams of protein.  Plus more than 20% of your…Read the Rest »

Soaking Nuts and Seeds: Healthier Protein with Sprouted Seeds

Did you know it is possible to make this natural super food even better?

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