About one year ago, Perry Panesar's girlfriend of five years called it quits. For a while, he couldn’t figure out why. Then he stepped on the scale, took a hard look in the mirror, and realized that he had completely lost control of his weight—and his life.Today, the 26-year-old real estate agent from Ontario hardly recognizes the guy he was last November. No more late-night runs to McDonald’s after a long night of drinking. No more mindless eating.But giving up those old habits didn't happen overnight.“I was always the chubbiest kid growing up, always the ‘fat guy’ with my group of friends,” says Panesar. “That was my character.”It didn't really hit him until he started college, though. In high school, Panesar joined the basketball team and loved spending time in the gym. After he graduated, he said goodbye to the team that motivated him to stay in shape. Before he knew it, Panesar was also in a committed relationship, which made … [Read more...] about The Workout That Helped This Guy Lose 96 Pounds In 11 Months
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As I elbowed my way through a never-ending food market in the Republic of Georgia, a strange dangly object kept catching my eye. Was it a sausage? A candle? A big, bumpy crayon?I approached one of the stalls and pointed at it with a shrug, universal body language for “what the heck is that?” The reply came in a loud garble of consonants: “Churchkhela!” And the next thing I knew, a slice was thrust into my palm. I took a bite. It was fruity, crunchy, and denser than chocolate fudge—unlike anything I’d ever tasted, and I was hooked.(Brag your love of gardening with the Organic Life 2018 Wall Calendar, featuring gorgeous photographs, cooking tips and recipes, plus how to eat more—and waste less—of what's in season.)Churchkhela ("church-kay-lah") is a Georgian confection made by repeatedly dunking strands of nuts into thick, concentrated grape juice. After drying in the sun for a few days, the sticky exterior hardens around the knobbly … [Read more...] about Tired of Your Old Go-To Energy Bars? Make This Grape-And-Walnut Snack Instead.
A teaspoon of sugar may help the medicine go down, but there's one message that cannot be sugar-coated: Type 2 diabetes (and possibly Type 3) is on the rise. According to the CDC, 25.8 million of us have the full-blown disease and another 79 million have prediabetes. Are you—or will you be—among them? To a large extent, that's within your control. Studies show that lifestyle changes can help prevent, delay, or even reverse type 2 diabetes, particularly if the disease is caught early. The proof is in the people. Here are the inspiring stories of three women who were diagnosed but, with dedication and a passion for healthy living, reversed the course of the disease. "I kept saying, 'This food will heal me. My body needs this.'" Nara Schuler (pictured above) To look at Nara Schiller's beautifully laid table, you'd never guess that she's watching her diet. That rich-red "cabernet" in her wineglass? It's actually a homemade blend of organic vegetable juices. Her fresh … [Read more...] about Three Women Who Reversed Diabetes With Food
Anyone who enjoys a sport like tennis or golf knows that having a partner who plays as well as you do—or even better—motivates you to practice more and play harder. "So why wouldn't that same dynamic work for people who diet together?" wondered Rena Wing, PhD, a behavioral scientist at Brown University.To test her theory, Wing studied 109 people who wanted weight loss, and their diet partners. Sure enough, she found that those who had successful diet partners dropped twice as many pounds after a year of serious weight loss effort than those who dieted on their own. But men and women whose diet partners dropped the ball and gave up were no more likely to shed pounds than those who tried losing solo, says Wing, one of the founders of the National Weight Control Registry, a group of more than 4,000 people who have dropped at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or more.MORE: How to Find The Right Workout BuddyThe diet partners in Wing's study knew each other, but … [Read more...] about You Can Boost Your Weight Loss With A Buddy. Here’s Proof.
In the dark and cold winter months (snow or not!), give your immune system a boost with these foods so you have fewer sick days and more run days. (Repeat after us: No more dieting. Ever. Instead, learn how to eat clean—with zero deprivation!—and watch the pounds drop off, with Your Metabolism Makeover.)1. Living foodsEat it: You can get these healthy bacteria (probiotics!) with foods labeled "live and active cultures," like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, and kombucha. 2. Chicken soupEat it: Load up on soup when you're sniffly, but avoid high-sodium canned soups. (And choose BPA-free cans.)3. All the fruits and vegetablesEat it: Add a handful of colorful produce to every meal. A good way to sneak veggies into your diet is to blend them right into your fruit smoothie. 4. Foods with vitamin Dyou can't get the vitamin D you need from the sun in the winter months, diet is extra important. Fill your plate with fatty fish (salmon, herring, and tuna), … [Read more...] about 11 Foods You Need To Fend Off Sick Days
She blamed it on stress and improper eating habits—and she may have had a point. Brittle nails, thinning hair, and lackluster skin can all be indicators that your body is lacking certain nutritional value, particularly related to iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B. In my friend’s case, I recommended she drink more water and start taking biotin supplements, which is a significant part of the B complex group of vitamins. Within six months, she saw vast improvements in her overall appearance, in particular with hair growth. Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a water-soluble B complex vitamin and it is extremely beneficial in metabolizing protein and fats. Including biotin as part of your regimen plays a significant role in the human body, especially with keeping the skin, digestive system, metabolism, and cells functioning at a high level:1. Benefits skin, hair, and nails: Biotin can help improve keratin production. Keratin is the protein that forms the nails, skin, … [Read more...] about Biotin Can Improve Your Hair, Nails, Skin, and Health!
As children, we were often forced to drink milk. Milk is rich in calcium, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals which help us stay healthy. It is also believed that drinking milk helps you grow taller. But is it true? Does milk make you taller? Are there any studies supporting this claim? Milk helps with your overall growth including muscle strength, bone development, mental agility, and more. It is as useful as other nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, and more. But how does milk make you grow? There must be a correlation between drinking milk and growth in children. According to age-old observations, and of course, certain research studies, the theory is that milk makes you grow taller. Moreover, children start drinking milk in their growth stage. However, the growth or maximum height a person will reach depends on many other factors. Read on to find out yourself. Before knowing if milk makes you taller, let’s look at the factors that help to … [Read more...] about Can Drinking Milk Help You Grow Taller?
One of the essentials for good health is to give your body the raw ingredients it needs to function. The right raw materials are needed to create new cells to maintain tissues and organs and to create essential bio-chemicals, including hormones, neurotransmitters, digestive enzymes, etc. The way we do that is primarily through our food. There’s an old saying that summarizes this: “You are what you eat.” While most people accept the idea that choice of food is important to maintaining health, few understand the concept of food as medicine—the idea that certain foods can heal disease. It isn’t a big logical jump from the idea that a lack of certain nutrients can cause illness to the idea that providing these nutrients in sufficient amounts to make up for deficiencies can heal what ails us. Many chronic pain patients insist that they eat a “healthy diet”, a phrase that means many things to many people. It may mean that they avoid excessive … [Read more...] about The Right Diet Can Heal Chronic Pain
Has it ever crossed your mind about what happened to the turkey before it landed on your table? We all know that having a big, fat, juicy turkey on Thanksgiving is an American staple. There are over 267 million turkeys sold in America for Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of turkey! Over centuries, we’ve been conditioned to eat farm raised turkey that looks perfect, and tastes perfect. What happened to Grandma chasing the turkey around the farm to kill it for the family Thanksgiving feast? The problem is we’re not sure what’s behind all this turkey production. We’re talking 267 million turkeys, how do they keep up with production? Let’s dig deep as to what’s really going on with all those turkeys! Many of us go to the store, pick out the bird, and maybe even score a $10 off coupon. We don’t even stop to think how it was conceived, what it ate, or ask if it was inoculated with antibiotics. We’re so consumed with brining, sides, … [Read more...] about What are we really eating on Thanksgiving?
A couple of months ago I read an article that appeared on AlterNet.org written by Brian Moench that blew my mind. It succinctly summed up what I have been talking about since going on the radio in 1981. If you take it seriously, it will change your health and lifestyle. If you ignore it, it’s on you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’ll be putting it into my words and adding relevant info as well, but that will not take anything away from the article and may make it even heavier. No one needs to eat livestock to survive. Yet, meat is almost universally the focus of the S. A. D. – Standard American Diet. When you go to a restaurant and the waiter asks you what you’ll have, you respond with the meat, poultry, or fish entrée. You don’t say, “the asparagus” or the “brown rice and steamed veggies” because those are usually the “side dishes” or are even regarded as an afterthought. You go to Arby’s and … [Read more...] about How you are conned into eating food that makes and keeps you sick