Easy Raw Food Recipe Secret – How to Make Healthy Pineapple Ice Cream! – Free Raw Recipe

If you want to eat healthy but still enjoy ice cream-like desserts there is a great, easy, raw pineapple ice cream dessert you can make. Raw fooders have been making this ice cream for a long time and it’s a great standby raw recipe. It isn’t really made with cream but the texture is that of ice cream, sorbet or sherbet. It’s a real surprise when you make it for the first time.

It’s simple and one of the easiest recipes to make if you want to eat healthy and want your family, friends and guests to eat healthy too. The kids love it. I have served it many times and no one even guessed that it wasn’t really ice cream in fact people ask for it over and over again when they come to visit or when I serve it at events.

Of course it’s a little hard to take to potlucks unless you’re having it at home because it needs to be kept frozen. It’s best served right after you make it. I often make it after my family or guests have arrived, but you don’t have to. You can make it ahead of time and just keep it in the freezer.

Pineapple is one of most nutritious foods on the planet. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur and manganese. It has high amounts of vitamin C and has vitamin A, B1 and B2 among others. The proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme bromolain (sometimes spelled bromolin) is responsible for healing and curing many diseases and conditions and new discoveries are made for it all the time.

Pineapple can stop or lessen inflammation in the body. It’s been used for arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and to help repair tissues after injuries. Many people with hand and joint pain claim it has stopped arthritic pain in their fingers etc. It has been used for diabetic ulcers and to speed healing after surgery.

Pineapple can help digestion and is often used in some countries following the evening meal. It breaks down protein easily easing the demand on the body for its reserve supply of enzymes. It reduces blood clotting and can helps reduce or remove plaque from the artery walls.

It can actually help improve circulation and has helped many people who suffer from angina. It has helped bronchitis by clearing mucous waste and throat infections by digesting dead or diseased cells and microbes in the throat. It has helped all sorts of digestive problems and works like a laxative and a diuretic. It’s great for the brain too, helping with memory, sadness and that melancholy feeling. Other claims are that it helps cure eczema, gout, hiccups with one bite and lowers blood pressure.

So here’s the easy raw recipe.

Hard to believe but there is only one ingredient. It’s best made in a Champion juicer or Green Life, Green Power or Green Star Juicer or any juice extractor that has a homogenizing blank, however, it can be made in a food processor too. Centrifugal type juicers usually won’t work though – the mass market kind. You can try it if you have a juicer.

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area you can easily find frozen pineapple tidbits they have in the frozen food case. Or you can use frozen pineapple from any other store it doesn’t matter. If you can’t buy frozen pineapple you can buy fresh chunks and freeze them or cut up fresh pineapple and freeze them.

I’ve found fresh pineapple from Costco seems to be the cheapest running around $3 per pineapple. Produce people have told me they grow like weeds in Hawaii and it’s doubtful they’re sprayed with chemicals. Cooked or canned pineapple won’t work and don’t contain bromolain, which is destroyed when it’s heated.

So take any amount of frozen pineapple and put it in the Champion juicer with the homogenizing blank or Green Life, Green Power or Green Star with the homogenizing blank or just use a food processor. In the juice extractors just run it through. In the food processor process it fast until creamy and quickly remove and refreeze.

You can also run frozen raspberries through after the ice cream and swirl some through or on the top of the pineapple ice cream for a nice effect.

You’ll magically have made the healthiest pineapple ice cream, sherbet or sorbet raw recipe on the planet and nobody will know they’re eating healthy, unless you tell them of course. This raw pineapple recipe is so easy and so good for us!

6 Things Health Conscious People Do Without Questioning

Health conscious people chose certain healthy options without questioning because they’ve already looked into the rationale and made their choices! So, without further ado here are those 6 things.

1. Buy organic food

There are a number of valuable reasons to buy organic food. Non-organic food has herbicides, fungicides and pesticides, which are known to be toxic. Yes, they’re only in small amounts, but these toxic substances when taken long-term, through frequent consumption, add up to something significant, especially if junk food is chosen regularly in the diet.

Organic food has better nutrition value because the toxins in the above are not present to denature the food’s vitamins and enzymes (lose their molecular shape). Also, organic food is GMO free…

2. Eat a high percentage of raw food

On the subject of vitamins and enzymes raw food has a higher nutrition value than cooked food. For example, some food can have very little nutrition value because it contains many denatured vitamins and enzymes caused by the extreme temperatures (heating), unable to serve the body’s metabolic requirements. The same effect occurs when deep freezing food.

It’s not unusual for health conscious people to have a salad a day and have an overall diet of around 80% raw food.

3. Drink plenty of clean water

If someone put me on the spot and asked what I would say is the single most important contribution to health, I’d respond by recommending drinking more than an adequate supply of good clean water, because it’s probably the most underrated factor that contributes to health. No wonder health conscious people are often seen drinking water!

4. Exercise regularly

Besides improving hormonal control such as blood sugar regulation, then there’s better cardiovascular function, body mobility, muscle contraction, nervous function and other bodily functions, exercise also helps with alertness and cognitive ability thus increasing intelligence…

The recommendation is around 20-30 minutes exercise a day. The level of exercise depends on the individual and what is appropriate for them in terms of age and fitness… Where appropriate, the more strenuous the exercise, the better. For example, frequent strenuous exercise gets you puffing and panting which in effect improves cardiovascular function.

5. Maintain a positive outlook

Many health conscious people are frequently seen up-happy. They frequently laugh, have their hopes and are optimistic! Usually, they find themselves having plenty to do in life that interests them. They appreciate the beauty in things… It’s also worth a mention that meditation helps maintain good health.

6. Avoid toxicity

With the state of the world today it is increasingly difficult to avoid so many different environmental toxins such as air radiation, other pollution and low electromagnetic frequencies from applications such as the computer, Wi-Fi, mobile and phones… etc but health conscious people avoid chemicals from personal care and beauty products like toiletries, shampoo, hair sprays, creams and lotions… by choosing the natural non-toxic forms of these products.

As already mentioned toxicity is also avoided by choosing the organic option while avoiding junk food.

-It is hoped that this brief guide will inspire the reader to look into the healthier option.

Can You Handle a Raw Food Diet?

It wasn’t long ago that raw food bars were all the rage. If you didn’t eat your food raw, you weren’t in with the IN crowd and you were out of the loop in the healthy rage. There are still some raw food bars around but pretty much the fad has died down and, I think, for good reason.

A lot of my patients ask me about the health benefits of eating raw food and I agree there are some foods that are of benefit eaten raw, some I question, and some I never would recommend without cooking. In case you were wondering about whether it’s more beneficial to eat all of your food raw, here’s some pros and cons you might want to consider.

What’s So Great About Raw Food?

To begin with, raw food is anything that has not been heated above 118 degrees. It’s reported by raw food enthusiasts that temperatures above that kill the natural enzymes present in food and make it harder for your body to digest them. It’s true, that your body needs specific enzymes to digest your food. As we get older those enzymes decrease and don’t do the job of digesting as well which may leave us constipated and missing a lot of nutrients from our food.

Now, there are some great, high vitamins and mineral, fiber-filled foods recommended for raw food dieting that are all the things you should include in a healthy diet anyway. They include such foods as vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains and juices as well as monounsaturated fats from olives, avocados, coconut, and nuts. As you can see, it’s mostly a vegetarian diet, but people who practice a raw diet exclusively say there are many benefits such as:

• Lower cholesterol.

• Lower/stable blood sugar levels.

• Lower blood pressure (from decreased sodium intake).

• May prevent stomach and oral cancers (overly cooked, barbecued food suspect).

• High in fiber, helps maintain good bowel health and blood sugar levels.

• Boosts immune system from higher glycoside levels in raw food.

• Avoidance of wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and table salt may help some allergies and aids the body in detoxifying itself.

• Clearer skin.

• Weight loss, sustained.

What’s Not So Great About Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet lifestyle, in its purest form, is mostly a vegetarian diet. I become concerned about vitamin deficiencies, especially deficiencies in B12, which is common in vegetarian diets. This deficiency can result in anemia, and conditions of the nervous system, as well as neurological disorders of cognition problems and dementia. The best sources of B12 are from red meat, and secondly chicken, fish, and wheat germ.

In addition, not heating foods past 118 degrees allows food borne pathogens to stay intact and can result in serious illness. Take eggs for example. Many of my patients brag about how they put a raw egg in a blender with juice, etc, and drink it all down. I cringe and then tell them they’re lucky they dodged a salmonella bullet but may not always, as eggs can be carriers of bacteria.

Depending on how strict you are into a raw food diet, you may also include some fish (sushi, etc), red meat, and milk (non-pasteurized, non-homogenized only). Adding meat and fish works better from a nutritional standpoint, but from a food borne pathogen standpoint could pose some serious problems. Both fish and meat can carry bacteria, like salmonella and others. If you’ve ever suffered a Salmonella food poisoning event, you don’t want to go there again. They can also carry viruses and parasites. Non-pasteurized milk can also carry Mycobacterium bovis that can cause non-pulmonary type tuberculosis. In short, these raw foods can result in some serious illnesses that you don’t want to subject yourself to.

And if vitamin deficiencies and food borne pathogens aren’t enough to scare you away from a raw food

diet, some raw foods are included that are in a natural and uncooked state, many of which can be toxic.

Here is a short list of these foods:

• Kidney beans and sprouts contain a chemical called phytohemaglutinin, which can be toxic.

• Alfalfa sprouts contain canavanine.

• Apricot kernels – contain amygdalin, which is raw cyanide.

• Buckwheat greens are toxic if raw. They can trigger photosensivity.

• Parsnips – raw, contain furanocoumarin which can be toxic.

In addition, time may be a factor in not choosing a raw diet. Since it is mostly all raw food, it takes a lot of buying and preparation time, as freshness would be of ultimate importance.

Convenience may be another negative, as it would make it hard to go out to eat. Also getting used to it may be hard for people who have eaten meat, sugar, salt and alcohol their entire life to switch to a raw diet.

Is There a Healthy Way To Eat Raw Foods?

The answer to that question depends on whom you ask, mostly. But even many raw food enthusiasts say that the ideal raw diet is 75% raw and 25% cooked, and if I were going to “go raw” this is the way I’d likely do it as well.

• Twenty-five percent of your raw diet could be cooked meat, fish or eggs, but I would add a good digestive enzyme to help digest these proteins especially if you’re past age 40.

• The other 75% could be made up of raw vegetables steamed just enough to soften them and bring out their flavor. Raw fruit and nuts are always great in their natural form and I wholeheartedly recommend eating several servings of these vitamin and fiber rich foods every day.

• As always, drink half your weight in clean, filtered water a day to flush toxins out of your body.

This is what I tell my patients who ask about the health benefits of a raw food diet. There are a lot of positive elements involved, such as eating all the vegetables, fruit, and nuts, and staying away from sugar and alcohol and processed foods. These are healthy changes that anyone can incorporate into their diet whether it’s completely raw or not. To avoid serious illness however, stay away from sushi and steak tartare unless you really can vouch for where they came from and who handled them.

How To Lose Weight Naturally and Permanently and Start Living Your Life!

The good news is that you do not need a diet program to tell you how to lose weight. We have really complicated life by allowing ourselves to be sucked into the general "diet" beliefs, such as counting calories to lose weight, low-fat foods to lose weight, sugar-free foods to lose weight – the list goes on. But all you really need to know to lose weight naturally and effortlessly is what foods to eat, what exercise to do, and how to change the way you think about food.

What food should you eat to lose weight ?

I once went on a 3 month natural raw food diet. The only cooked food I ate was a little feta cheese and chickpeas. I lost a lot of weight and felt really good! It was so liberating being on this raw food diet, because I stopped thinking about dieting and losing weight, and just ate whatever I wanted – as long as it was raw and natural. I can say quite comfortably, that you can eat the following in any amount whatsoever, as long as you stick to what's on this list – the rule of thumb is that it simply has to be any unprocessed, unrefined food, so I may have left off a few foods, but be your own judge.

Food combining (not eating specific foods together) also works well, because it ensures fast digestion, which influences weight loss.

But the most important aspect to losing weight naturally, is to eat what God intended the human body to consume – natural, whole foods free of additives and other toxins. In other words, the best foods to eat are those which rot in a couple of days. This of course, does not include tinned veggies which can last for years! Please understand that if something has a long shelf-life, you have to ask yourself what's been added to it to make it last!

Here is a list of what's good for your body, and which will help you lose weight almost automatically:

Vegetables:

Gem squash, peas, corn, onion, garlic, broccoli, baby marrows (zucchini), cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, peppers, carrots, butternut, pumpkin, pattie pans, baby gems, rhubarb, asparagus, mushrooms, artichokes, beetroot, celery, collard greens, spinach, cucumbers, eggplant, ginger, green beans, kale, leeks, spring onions, lettuce, olives, tomatoes

Herbs:

Dill, fennel, rocket, parsley, mint, basil, rosemary, thyme

Nuts: (must be raw, never salted)

Almonds, cashews, macadamias, brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts

Seeds: (must be raw, never salted)

Flax seeds (preferably crushed or the body can not make use fully of all their goodness), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds

Fruit:

Figs, grapefruit, naartjies, apples, lemons, grapes, kiwis, limes, oranges, papayas, pears, pineapples, cherries, plums, prunes, raisins, mango, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, bananas, apricots, peaches, cranberries

Fats:

Cold pressed olive oil, cold pressed sunflower oil, cold pressed flax seed oil, hemp seed oil

Herbal teas:

All herbal teas – check that nothing processed has been added (like flavourants)

Sweeteners:

Honey, stevia, agave syrup, xylitol

Sprouts:

All sprouts

Carbohydrates:

Sweet potatoes, brown rice, unrefined oats, potatoes

Beans and legumes:

Black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soybeans

Use sparingly, if at all:

Meat, chicken, fish, dressings, sauces, butter, cow's milk, cheese

Do not use:

All processed foods (sweets, savoury snacks, chips, cereal bars, white bread, white flour, fatty meats, processed meats, margarines, artificial sweeteners (aspartame)

What exercise should you be doing to lose weight?

Different exercises do different things for the body. Ideally, you need a combination of cardio (anything that makes your heart beat faster), as well as weights and stretching. You should be doing a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day, and you should be exerting your body in these exercises, which means a bit of heavy breathing and perspiration!

Changing the way you think about food:

This is key for permanent weight loss. Food needs to be thought of as necessary for survival. It should not be used to fulfil an emptiness inside, or as entertainment when bored, or for comfort. As I mentioned, I went on a 3 month raw food diet, but I had not addressed the way I related to food, so when I ended the raw food diet, I put on all the weight I had lost, and more. Without addressing this vital aspect, you are not likely to lose weight permanently.

Once you have grasped the simplicity of eating for nutritional value, together with portion control, your life will be made far more simple and instead of counting calories for each meal, you can begin to start living your life and doing far more important things than measuring fat grams!

The Raw Food Detox Diet Explained

The rise and rise of raw food in the mainstream market has led to an interest in its benefits for many daily ailments and problems that people have to cope with. There is much information, good and bad, out there that you can access through the internet or books. The starting point for many peoples' enquiries is a need to change a specific part of their life or solve a particular problem. Although raw food, and particularly a raw food detox, can have incredible results for certain people in certain situations it is not a panacea for all ills. The effects that some people feel are specific to their situation and circumstances. So what can one expect then when engaging in the raw food detox diet?

The switch from a standard cooked diet, which contains processed and junk food, to a balanced vegan raw food diet, which contains a high level of raw food by weight, is one of the most life giving changes a person can make to their daily lives . Most of us have heard of the expression 'you are what you eat' and perhaps have pondered its implications. The content of all processed foods and many cooked foods has large quantities of saturated fat, salt and de-natured proteins. This combination, when ingested, requires that the body must produce enough enzymes and digestive products to break down these components into useful resources for the body and waste to be eliminated. When one ingests raw food the food itself contains all, or very nearly all, of the enzymes required to break down the food into usable parts for the bodies well being.

The production of enzymes and digestive products is an extremely heavy drain on the body's resources. If the food that we eat is full of these enzymes to start with then the body is released from the need to produce these and released from diverting energy toward their production. Once released from this energy consuming task it has much more energy spare to devote to the other tasks a body needs to concentrate on such as fighting illness, regenerating diseased and dysfunctional organs and parts of the body. This is where the stories of improved wellness and remission from disease come from in the stories of those who have switched to a raw food diet.

Even more significant than this though is that once the body is released from this daily intake of hard to digest food it starts to release and eliminate toxins and waste that has been stored in the body for days, months and even years. This is the point at which people can start to see the results that others have reported. Quite often the skin clears up and shines, your hair can transform from greasy or fly-away to normal and easier to take care of. The colon cleans itself as does the liver and kidneys leading to loss of dark bags under the eyes, skin spots and aches around the lower back. Not everyone will experience all of these but most will experience some of them to some extent. Weight that was once carried as excess can often times fall away and without the extra weight the body is freed up to do even more internal healing.

The list of possible results is as long as the number of people that take up this life enhancing change, and it is only fair to warn that whilst detoxing the body there will be a period in which, as waste is eliminated, that you may experience feelings of unwellness and perhaps breakout in spots or similar. Those that follow a balanced high raw diet though can plan for this and know that it will pass and on the other side will be more energy, vibrancy and health.

The final point to make anyone aware of that is considering this option is that we all have psychology surrounding food and our relationship to it. The process of changing our diets will inevitably bring us up against our own psychology. This is not a bad thing but if not planned for and treated in a respectful way can often undermine the raw food detox program. There are raw food coaches who specialise in knowing how to deal with this part of the process and the successful integration of a high raw diet into your life is greatly improved by engaging one of these people into this plan.

Whatever path you choose it is very widely accepted that eating more salads and raw fruit and vegetables is good for you. Any changes that you can make in this direction will have a health benefit. By reducing processed food in your diet to near zero you have made an incredible change for the better. Good luck with your choices and always listen to your body as to what is really good for you and what are old habits trying to maintain the status quo.

Foods That Make You Grow Taller? What to Eat and Avoid

Are there really foods that make you grow taller? Believe it or not what you eat does affect your height …

So what are the best foods?
One of the most critical elements to helping you grow is getting enough calcium. While many people advocate consuming a lot of dairy products for this, dairy has a lot of negative health effects which cancel out the benefits.

Vegetarianism is best
I would strongly recommend you get calcium through a vegetarian diet, and some of the better foods are raw green vegetables, figs and almonds.

What about protein?
It's a common myth that vegetarians do not get enough protein but this is absolutely false. Nuts, seeds and legumes contain all the protein you need. However, make sure to soak them for at least 1 hour before eating to make them more easily digestible. If you do not then they can be very taxing on the bodies' digestive system.

Raw fruits and vegetables
These are the best foods that make you grow taller and they should make up the bulk of your diet. They will give you all the other vitamins and minerals your body needs day to day. While you also must eat nuts, seeds and legumes, make sure fruits and vegetables are your primary diet.

WHEN YOU EAT makes a huge difference …
Snacking more frequently as opposed to eating several huge meals throughout the day is the way to go; this will help your metabolism speed up and your body will produce more human growth hormones (HGH) which in turn helps you grow.

Water is CRITICAL
Along with a vegetarian diet make sure to drink plenty of water, as this helps your muscles grow better and in turn you will get taller.

What to avoid AT ALLCOSTS …

Caffeine
Stay away from caffeine because this prevents your body from assimilating the calcium you get. If the body can not absorb the calcium than it can not grow-it's that simple.

Smoking and alcohol
Likewise do not smoke or drink alcohol because they both disrupt your body's hormones and therefore prevent you from reaching your full potential.

Grow taller pills and drugs
These have proven to have potentially damaging health effects and really do not help you grow taller either. Let's not forget, they usually cost you an arm and a leg and it's just better to steer clear of them.

Do not forget exercise …
No matter how healthy you eat, you simply will never reach your potential without doing exercise to gain height. This will assist your body in producing more HGH, and working out also tends to give you a straighter spine which should add 2-3 inches by itself.

The bottom line …
Assuming you are eating plenty of natural fruits and vegetables then you are in good shape. These are the foods that make you grow taller, and make sure to stay away from white bread, fatty and oily and processed foods. Use these height growth tips to achieve your goals now.

Raw Food Diet – How it Makes a Typical American Dieter Lose Weight

I. Definition

A. What is weight loss?
Weight loss is defined as a condition of health and physical fitness by reducing the total body mass, including loss of fluid, body fat or body tissues. The phrase of weight loss is normally used to prescribe a consciousness efforts of a person who tries to improve his / her health due to overweight or obesity.

B. What is raw food diet?
The raw food diet is defined as a type of diet of which at least 75% of the daily diet must be unprocessed and uncooked foods or foods can not be heating above 115 degree of Fahrenheit or 40 ° C, including fresh fruit and vegetables and raw meats. It believes that the more raw food in your diet, the more healthy you are.

C. What is conventional medicine?
Conventional medicine is also known as Western medicine. It is a system of medical approach in which medical doctor and other health professionals such as nurses, medical technician, specialists and therapists, etc. use medication, radiation, medical equipments or surgery to treat symptoms of disease and diseases. Most of the times, there is one treatment for the same symptoms for all individuals.

D. What is traditional Chinese medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine also known as TCM, derives from the philosophy of Taoist, in which it beliefs that life and activity of each human beings have an inter-relationship with the environment on all levels. Major theories include those of Yin-yang, the Five elements, the human body meridian channels, Zang Fu organs theory, etc. It treats each individual as one unique entity and there is no one treatment for all, even with the same symptoms.

E. What is a typical American diet and its effects?

1. Overdose of red meat
Our animals are grown in a crowded environment and fed by growth hormones to perverse the maximum profits. No matter how restricted the government regulations are, these traces of growth hormone still remain in the animal body causing more harm than good. Although our body requires protein and fat to function daily, overdose of red meat causes cholesterol building up in the arteries, triglyceride in the bloodstream, and high blood pressure resulting in heart diseases and chronic illness.

2. Overdose sugar
Carbohydrates are essential to our liver and kidney function, overdose of sugar in American diet causes insulin resistance, damaging the pancreas, reducing the circulation of blood and causing hormone imbalance.

3. Excessive drinking
Our social life is a mess. We drink too much. Since alcohol is a stimulant, moderate drinking helps increase the circulation of blood and improve mental alertness. Excessive drinking reduces the brain's function, damaging our liver, decreasing the function of the immune system and causing inflammation.

4. Artificial Agents
Artificial agents may help to perverse food and make it look good, but they are toxic to our body. These types of agents stimulate appetite by directly influencing the hunger centre of the brain, causing you to eat more resulting in obesity. Recommended Reading: Cleanse

5. Smoking
Smoking not only causes lung cancer, it also causes the depletion of oxygen levels in the bloodstream, increasing the risk of hardening, thickening and calcium attached in arterial wall as well as increasing the risk of heavy metals accumulating in our brain.

6. Consuming not enough fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients and are vital for daily function of our body. Vitamins C, E, K and chemical substances in fruits and vegetables, such as alpha carotene, beta carotene, selenium, chlorophyll, and amino acid are powerful antioxidants that not only help to increase body metabolism, but also strengthens our immune system fighting against the forming of free radicals and protects our body by fighting against inflammation caused by bacteria and virus.

II. Types of foods

A. In the typical American diet
The total daily intake of energy of a typical American dieter

1. Sweets and desserts, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages: 25% of daily calories intake.
2. Salty snacks and fruit-flavored: 5%
3. Beef and pork: 10%
4. Bread, rolls, crackers: 10.7%
5. Mixed dishes: 8.2%
6. Dairy products: 7.3%
7. Vegetables: 7.3%
8. Chicken, fish: 5.7%
9. Fruit: 3.9%
10 Fats & oils: 4.0%

If you look closer, you will see healthy foods such as vegetables and fruist (vitamins and minerals generators) only make up only 10% of the caloric intake in the typical American diet. How can you not gain weight with type of diet.

B. In the raw food diet

75% of daily intake has to be raw.

1. Fresh fruits and vegetables
2. Nuts and seeds
3. Beans
4. Grains
5. Legumes
6. Dried fruit
7. Seaweed
8. Unprocessed organic or natural foods
9. Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables
10. Pure water
11. Etc.

III. The possible health conditions of a typical American dieter
The belows are only some very common diseases that may happen for a American dieter, depending to many factors, including age, how excessive the diet is, how long has he or she been in the diet, exercise, the emotional factors, etc.

A. In conventional medicine perspective

1. Alzheimer
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect language communication, memory, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer's gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Our brain requires fat to equate amount of fat to function normally but over supplement of fat not only causes cholesterol build-up and high blood pressure, resulting in poor blood circulation, damaging of arterial wall and increasing the building up of cholesterol in the brain blood vessels, without enough oxygen brain cells die.

2. Heart diseases
If there are a breaking off of a capillary caused by cholesterol building up in the blood stream due to intake of a typical American diet, it may cause blood clot blocking the blood circulation in somewhere in the blood vessel that disrupts the transportation of oxygen to the heart, some of heart cells die off, leading to heart diseases.

3. Stroke
Since a typical American diet causes the hardening of the blood vessel, if a small vein in the brain is broken off, it causes blood covering some parts of the brain that disrupt the oxygen transportation to that region, leading to stroke as those cells die off and can not be regenerated.

4. Diabetes
If cholesterol clots the cells in the insulin receptor sites or the pancreas is no longer function normally due to cholesterol building up in the blood stream and prolonged insulin fluctuation due to intake of beverage, artificial ingredients and refined production accordingly, it may cause high blood sugar in the blood stream, resulting in diabetes.

5. Obesity
Obesity is defined as a condition of accumulation of an excessive amount of fatty or adipose tissues that out of the normal and over weight range of BMI index as a result of your body consumes more calories than it burns, caused by over-eating and under- exercising.

6. Cancer
A typical American diet depresses the immune system in guarding our body against the invasion of bacteria and virus and regulating the cell growth, leading to cell oxidation that increases the risk of tumor and cancer.

7. Hypertension
Since there are blockage of blood in circulation due to cholesterol building up in the blood stream, our heart needs to work harder by raising its pressure that causes hypertension, the main cause of heart diseases and stroke.

8. High level of bad cholesterol
A typical American diet contain high amount of saturated and trans fat, it decreases the whole body in fat and protein metabolism, leading to high level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower level of good cholesterol (HDL).

9. Osteoporosis
Some vitamins and minerals are important for building a strong bone and maintaining the bone density, the typical American diet depletes the vitamins and minerals in the body, causing vitamins and minerals in the bone are withdrawn to support the body function, leading to osteoporosis.

10. Erectile dysfunction
As the blood flow is weaken or blocked due to cholesterol building up in the blood stream, it reduces the blood flow to support the vessel in the penis, leading erectile dysfunction.

11. Etc.

B. In traditional Chinese medicine perspective

Since TCM views each person (including a typical American dieter) as an unique entity, any treatment depending to diagnosis such as what are the symptoms, what part of the zang fu organs have been affected, etc. Mostly, the treatment is accompanied with moderated diet change, acupuncture and herbs. TCM believes, by restoring the function of body with above approaches, it will eliminate weight gain once and for all.

1. Alzheimer
Alzheimer is defined as a condition of the deteriorated brain cells as a result of qi and blood
deficiency and abnormal function of kidney in regulating the growth of cells in the body, caused by the exhaustion of the kidney due to age or over intake of oily and greasily food causes of kidney essence and brain marrow depletion, leading to die off of some cells in the brain.

2. Hear diseases and stroke
As the spleen is not longer functioned normally in the food transformation and transportation due to excessive energy accumulation caused by a typical American diet, it obstructs the function of liver in blood formation and storing and qi movement, leading to blood stagnation. In some extremed cases, they causes rebellious wind, if it attacks the heart, it causes heart diseases, if the rebellious wing attacks the brain, it causes stroke.

4. Obesity
As the stomach heat up for foods digestion, it burns the foods at the extreme high rate, leading to increasing of appetite.

5. Cancer
As we mentioned above, a typical American diet causes prolonged accumulation of metabolic waste in the body, it will induce the abnormal cells growth in certain regions, causing tumor and cancer.

6. Hypertension
Hypertension is caused by blood deficiency due to abnormal function of liver in blood formation caused by the inability of Spleen in food qi transportation, leading to heart qi deficiency, as a result that our heart have to work harder to move the blood in the vessels.

7. High level of bad cholesterol
High levels of cholesterol is a result of metabolic products have entered the blood stream, as resulting of abnormal distribution of Spleen or abnormal formation of blood due to liver deficiency.

8. Arthritis
If the fluids and food waste moving downward, it will accumulate in the joint area. Under perfect circumstances or excessive of fluid and food waste accumulation, it generates wind, resulting in the joint pain or arthritis.

9. Infertility

a) In men
As the result of kidney no longer function normally to provide support for the reproductive organs, accumulation of fluid and food waste heat up the abdomen, leading to lower sperm quality and quality as well as sexual dysfunction.

b) In women
As the kidney and liver no longer function normally to stimulate each phrase of menstrual cycle and provide warm blood to support the uterus in egg implantation, it causes all kind of women health diseases, including infertility, absence of period, irregular period, period with cramps and pain and premenstrual syndrome, etc.

10. Etc

III. How the typical American diet causes weight gain

A. In convention medicine perspective

1. Consume much more calories daily then needs
As we read the foods consuming on the list above by typical American dieters, the extra calories are accumulated and store as fat in the body, leading to weight gain.

2. Little exercise
Unfortunately, while the typical American dieters not only bring into much more energy than the body activities' need, they also refuse to exercise, even moderately.

3. Nutrients Deficiency
Nutrients deficiency is caused by eating a lot of oily, greasily foods and junk food. Some vitamins and minerals are necessary for the digestive system to break down those waste and extrude them through urinary or stool secretion, such as essential fatty acids. It can not maintain the body's metabolic rate. A deficiency may cause cravings, particularly for fatty foods, leading to excessive weight gain.

4. Insulin sensitive
High energetic foods such fried food contains enormous amount of trans fat, which not only causes accumulation of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream and increases the risk of liver abnormal function in bile secretion, it also causes blood clot to the insulin receptor site, leading to high levels of glucose in the blood stream, causing diabetes, leading to to weight gain.

5. Food Craving
Altered or refined foods contain high amount sugar, such as wheat and artificial ingredients which enters the blood stream like a flush, causing fluctuation of levels of insulin in the blood stream that increases the risk of food craving. Prolonged period of insulin fluctuation may damage the pancreas in insulin secretion, leading to diabetes.

6. Food Sensitivity (weakened immune system)
Prolonged in take of insulin sensitive energetic foods not only decreases the immune system in fighting against the forming of free radicals and bacteria and virus invasion, but also elevates immune food sensitive. Abnormal reaction of immune system to foods are not always immediate. it can occur many hours later, leading to weight gain caused by fluid retention as a result of inflammation and abnormal hormone secretion.

7. Internal chronic Disease
Chronic diseases of kidney, liver and heart interfere with distribution of fluid in the body, leading to fluid retention all over the body, especially the eyes and ankles.

8. Etc.

B. In traditional Chinese perspective

1. Stomach heat
When food enters the stomach, it is divided to food qi which is absorbed by the Spleen and material is digested and sent down to the intestine where the essence is again absorbed by the Spleen and the waste is eliminated through either kidney or large intestine. A typical American diet is hot and yang in nature, it increases the stomach heat quickly that causes abnormal function of stomach to digest the food quickly, leading to food craving, resulting in weight gain.

2. Spleen deficiency
Abnormal and constant eating with high energetic foods depress the Spleen function in food distribution and transformation, leading to (metabolic products) waste fluid and food secretion filling up the internal organ, bones and body tissues.

3. Kidney deficiency
Since kidney is important in regulating and distributing the body fluid, a typical American diet increases the excessive fluid in the body that suppresses the kidney normal function and block the kidney meridian, resulting in kidney diseases.

4. Blood and qi deficiency
Long terms alcohol drinking damages the liver function in blood formation and the Spleen function in energy distribution, leading to not enough blood for the circulatory system to supply nutrients and oxygen to the reproductive organs. Abnormal function of Spleen in qi distribution also interferes with the lung function in moving qi through the meridian.

4. Blood stagnation
Whenever there is qi deficiency, it likely also interferes with blood circulation, leading to blood stagnation.

5. Deficiency of kidney essence
Normally, only excessive sexual activity causes depletion of kidney essence, but in this case, as prolonged accumulation of fluid and foods waste, it causes heat being generated to the abdomen region, leading to kidney suppression, resulting in disturbing the kidney function in sperm production and depletion of kidney essence.

7. Bladder dysfunction
If the metabolic product accumulated in the lower abdomen, it may suppress the bladder's function in urinary secretion, leading to urinary with sensation, dark and yellow urine and difficulty urinary with scanty.
Traditional Chinese medicine views weight gain and obesity as the excessive yin deficiency, leading to stomach heat that in turn digests the food more quickly and causes accumulation of fluid and food waste in the body, disrupting the Spleen in food and qi transportation and transformation. If the fluid and food is allowed to accumulate for a prolonged period of time and as certain levels, the fluid and food waste transform to phlegm, causing qi and blood stagnation and fluid and food waste fill up the body organs, bones and muscles, leading to weight gain or obesity.

IV. How raw food diet make a typical American dieter lose weight

A. In conventional perspective

1. Since most raw foods are considered low calories and can ostensibly increase our body's metabolism, they help to burn calories easier.

2. Raw function besides increases the immune system in fighting against the forming of free radicals and invasion of bacteria and virus, it also reduces the immune respond due to allergic
disorder causes of weight gain.

3. Reducing the risk of food craving
Since raw foods slowly release glucose in the body, it does not cause fluctuation of blood sugar in the blood stream, thereby reducing the risk of weight gain caused by food craving.

4. Insulin sensitive
Since it improves the level of blood sugar by releasing the glucose slowly into the blood stream, it reduces the risk of over working pancreas caused by insulin sensitive and clotted of the insulin receptor sites, thus reducing the risk of diabetic causes of weight gain.

5. Hormone imbalance
Raw foods increase the body nutrients, thereby decreasing the risk of hormone imbalance caused by nutrient deficiency and responding better if you are under emotional and physical stress, thus preventing the junk food eating habit when under stress.

6. Fiber
Raw foods contain high amount of fiber that not only helps to improve your cholesterol level, but also slows down your digestive system as it is hard to digest, so you do not need to eat much.

7. Etc.

B. In traditional Chine medicine perspective

Raw foods are considered cool and yin in nature, they have a countered effect in a typical American diet with hot and excessive yang in nature

1. Stomach
As the stomach is heated up due to prolonged intake of foods of the typical American diet, raw foods help to cool down the food qi, that is necessary for the Spleen and stomach replenished theirs function that help to reduce the unwanted appetite and process the food more efficiently. Since raw food is yin in nature, it adjusts the excessive yang slowly, thus decreasing the extra fluid and food wast already accumulated in the digestive system.

2. Kidney
As the excessive yang is cool down due to intake of raw food, it helps the kidney to reabsorbed the food qi and essence slowly, thereby reducing the kidney qi insufficiency due to affect of the typical American diet.

3. Qi and blood
Since Spleen is vital in transporting and transforming the qi to the body, intake of raw foods helps to rejuvenate the Spleen function slowly due to phlegm in the organ, thereby restoring the qi in the lung and liver in qi movement and blood formation.

4. Over all
When the excessive yang is slowly controlled by the intake of yin, the body's organs will function better day by day. The extra fluid and food waste are slowly removed from the body through waste secretion, you lose weight and feel better slowly and one day your weight will be back into the range of BMI index without fear of re occurrence.

V. Summary
It is heart breaking to listen to media sometimes ago that the life expectancy of this generation for the first time in the American history is lower than the previous generation and over 60% of US population are considered over weight. We, as health educators can not fight and win the battle against the big fat corporation because of their influence in our government in decision making. Thanks to the promotion of raw food diet from some celebrities, at least some people have saved their own life, by switching to raw food diet that has countered the typical American diet's effect. It is tough to explain to our kids that the danger of fried food and junk food will cause to their health, since they are tasted so good. Well, we have done our best and can only hope that one day they will discover the truth.

11 Major Health Tips For Living A Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Indeed we have now gone beyond the first quarter of the year. Have you managed to maintain those New Year's resolutions regarding your intentions for a healthy diet and lifestyle? For many people staying on the white line that's consistent with attempts to keep up their intentions / promises of a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult.

The first thing to acknowledge here is that we are not perfect and prone to make mistakes then it's up to us all to recreate our intentions … and remember nobody at least not that I know achieves perfect health. The trick is to realize that it's ongoing so keep yourself fired up and inspired on how you can maintain that healthy diet and lifestyle!

-Responsibility Is the key and caring for yourself by bringing thoughts and deeds into action. Keep educating yourself on this lifelong process while learning to discern is another key. So, here are my 11 major health tips for a living a healthy diet and lifestyle. I would strongly recommend putting these tips in your health strategies.

1. Eat plenty of raw food

A raw food diet allows you to get the full nutritional benefit in your food. Food like this does not get the vitamins and enzymes denatured (misshapen) through irradiation, heat or freezing and is therefore able to take part effectively in the body's metabolism …

2. Avoid eating too much at once

Eating in moderate amounts throughout the day allows you to keep your insulin levels normalized. Fasting intermittently also helps with insulin levels. Both situations can contribute to also maintaining or losing weight because of insulin normalization.

3. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats

Do not fall for the marketing hype; you need good quality fats as part of an essential diet. For example, contrary to what's been said saturated fats are good for you. An excellent example of a good healthy saturated fat is coconut oil with multiple health benefits.

4. Choose organic

Organic food does not have chemicals laden as in the non-organic option. It is GMO free and has higher nutritional value …

5. Avoid GMO's

GMO foods have potential harmful effects from their 'toxic genes,' contain a number of chemicals used as herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers … which can not only compromise the nutrition value but also cause potential harm.

Some GMO fruits have been known to contain 30 times more fructose than organic.

6. Alkalize you body

Eat foods that contribute to raising you body's pH for the healthier option.

7. Avoid junk foods

With their next-to-nothing (or nothing at all) nutrition value these toxic sugar laden, high salt foods have the effect of causing a whole range of health problems. Learn to discern this.

8. Drink plenty of good clean filtered or natural water

Having a plentiful supply of water for the body provides numerous health benefits.

9. Aim to get around 15-30 minutes direct sunlight a day

If not available say in winter times then try supplementing with vitamin D3 tablets. Around 5000 IU's a day will suffice …

10. Exercise around 15-20 minutes a day

There is some excellent information to be found online explaining the health benefits of exercise and why it is needed.

11. Have a generally upbeat / up happy attitude in life

Remember thoughts, feeling and emotions … your attitude in life manifest reality. Keep a close monitor on how you see life and if needed make the necessary changes.

-It Is hoped that the reader has been encouraged to enquire and make the necessary changes for living a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Lowering High Blood Pressure With Raw Food

If you or a loved one has high blood pressure or hypertension, be encouraged: this can most of the time be overcome by changing some things in your life. Given the right nourishment, our bodies are naturally self-healing; unfortunately most people do not know this. True, many "know" that diet and exercise can help with lowering high blood pressure, but what many do not understand is that blood pressure can be normalized, and even quicker results are often obtained with the raw food diet!

Since knowing the risks of hypertension as well as the side effects of some treatments can motivate one to live a healthier lifestyle, I will list some of the risks and side effects here, but this list is by no means comprehensive.

Some of the risks of hypertension are strokes, dementia, kidney failure, aneurysm, eye damage, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, trouble sleeping. The side effects of course depend on what medications you are taking, and can vary from person to person, but include: heart attack, coughing, tiredness, insomnia, impotence, constipation, and bone loss, which is of particular concern to women.

In light of these risks and side effects alone, lowering high blood pressure with raw food provides a solution to this health threat, and raw food requires no prescription!

Recently my husband had his blood pressure checked during one of my prenatal appointments. He had been concerned that he might test high. Sure enough it was 130 over 90, which is borderline high blood pressure. However this time, the concern was increased, since we were applying for life insurance and did not want to end up paying higher rates or being denied. Knowing that the raw food diet has proven results for lowering blood pressure, he decided to "go raw" for at least the next few days, eating nothing but raw foods.

Exactly 4 days later, after being on the raw food diet for 3 full days, he was retested by a nurse who came to our home for the medical screening for life insurance. The nurse was required to take his blood pressure three times and take an average. To my husband's delight, all three tests were normal, averaging 100/72! If this does not demonstrate that lowering high blood pressure with raw food can work quickly, I do not know what does!

Of course, one should check with their doctor or health practitioner before stopping medications. However, since the statistics are that one in three Americans have hypertension, and a third of these people do not even know that they have it, eating raw foods just makes sense for lowering high blood pressure, and a host of other diseases, too. To obtain a book containing over 400 easy to prepare delicious raw food recipes, go to the website below.

Foods For a Bigger Penis – Can Food Really Affect the Size of Your Penis? Shocking Tips Revealed

The foods that you eat greatly influence the growth of your body parts. This principle applies even to the growth of your penis. If you have a rather small or average penis that's always been laughed at by your friends, maybe you're not eating the right foods to sustain its growth. So it would be very important to revamp your eating habits and consider having a diet that's beneficial towards your sexuality.

The first tip is to incorporate avocados in your diet. Avocadoes are one of the richest fruits there is, and they contain high amounts of folic acid that is extremely valuable in the formation of proteins. This fruit also contains vitamin B6 which aids in the production of growth hormones.

You must also eat fruits and foods that have zinc and calcium content in it. These are building blocks needed for strengthening your penis bone. Along with protein, these nutrients encourage your growth hormones to double the pace and allow you to grow your penis in no time.

You should also learn the value of staying away from drugs, alcohol, coffee, and smoking. These vices can greatly hamper your body's natural ability to generate enough growth hormones needed for penile enlargement. Instead of adopting these unhealthy habits, focus on healthier ones such as eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising on a regular basis.

If you do not know it yet, exercise is a great booster for growth. If your body is properly worked out, your brain will turn on the pituitary gland which in turn will send signals to your growth machines to allow your body, especially your penis, to grow.

Another wonderful food to eat is raw oysters. This food contains zinc as well as dopamine which does not only encourage growth but also increases your libido. If you are having difficult getting it up, this would be a great way to go. Eat this during dinner so that the effects would not wear off until you're done having sex with your wife.

Make it a habit to drink milk daily. Milk has always been touted to be the best drink that would spur growth and formation of bones. Choose milk that contains high amounts of calcium because this nutrient is needed to strengthen your bones particularly the bones supporting your penis.

To further enhance your capability to maintain longer erections, bananas are a good way to go. Its bromelein enzyme is said to cause enhanced performance in bed. This also produces riboflavin and potassium that would push more blood flow into your penis and make it a tad bigger than normal. For other sources of nutrients, consider taking a multivitamin daily so that you do not miss out on any important minerals or nutrients.