Nutrition can be a complex and confusing issue. For many years, nutritionists, doctors and health professionals were touting low fat diets as the most successful way to lose weight and lower the incidence of heart disease. And the worst fats of all? Saturated fats. However, in more recent years this approach has been more or [...]
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Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that has recently grown in popularity. Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes, in the morning, on an empty stomach. It is said to draw or “pull” toxins out of your body increasing oral and overall health. Coconut oil is typically [...]
You can stray away from Trans Fats by swapping out your vegetable oil for some healthy alternatives: walnut, sunflower, sesame, rice bran, coconut, and hemp oils. Salads are meant to be a healthy side or main dish, but what always gets people is the dressing. Instead of buying thick, creamy dressing from the store, make [...]
One of the ways you can save money on supplements is by getting the most out of your money. Pooling your orders with friends and family is one good way. Another one is taking advantage of inexpensive products that have lots of different uses or benefits. Alpha lipoic acid is an example of a supplement like that, almost like 2 or 3 separate supplements rolled into one. Another good one is organic coconut oil. Healthy, nutritious, cholesterol-free and super-versatile, you’ll want to keep a jar of organic coconut oil on hand after you find out all the good things about it in today’s AllStarHealth.com blog.
Acai is getting a lot of attention as a hot new ‘superfood’ thanks to endorsements from celebrity dermatologist Dr. Perricone, the multi-level marketing operation behind the over-hyped MonaVie, and other interests. ‘Superfood’ is a term a lot of people hadn’t ever heard until recently. But ‘superfood’ isn’t a technical or specific term, anyone can call anything a superfood. Cocoa powder, in particular organic unsweetened cocoa powder is a true superfood in every sense of the term.
Q: Dad’s health is getting worse…his weight is going up, because heart trouble keeps him from getting his usual exercise…then, yesterday they told him “You are borderline Diabetic… You need to get your diet under control…”
I know that he’s going to go looking for cheats and treats because of his sweet tooth (Which I also inherited.) Figured I’d see if you guys had some ideas of stuff that will help. For instance I was thinking about making him a tub of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt… Half Sweetend up with splenda…Thanks for any help.
Walter “Wally” Pike,
Mountain Iron, MN
A: Thanks for writing, Wally. We certainly do have a few options for you and your Dad to consider….
If you regularly buy things like shampoo, conditioner, and skin care items at your local supermarket, you’ve probably noticed that those products are expensive and full of unpronounceable, unfamiliar chemical ingredients. Would you like to read about some less-expensive, better-performing alternatives, with more natural and fewer synthetic ingredients? Welcome to today’s blog post, all about natural body care alternatives.