How Celery Can Make You Fat


It might seem odd or counterintuitive to try to link a negative reaction to food with weight gain. It makes more sense to think, eat bad food = feel sick. We’re going to look at a couple things that are happening under the hood which are causing us to pack on the pounds.


At the risk of sounding like a bad late night infomercial… identifying foods that you are sensitive to, and avoiding them, will likely result in weight loss as well as a whole host of other great benefits without necessarily cutting any calories!


I know, I know!  Next I bet you’re expecting to hear “If you call in the next 15 minutes, we’ll throw in a free set of steak knives”.


Quiz: What do all of these have in common... heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, acne, stroke, depression, eczema, autoimmune diseases, and obesity? If you said inflammation, then you will be receiving a free set of steak knives (joking of course). But seriously, it’s inflammation… chronic inflammation to be more specific.


Inflammation + Insulin =...

What the Heck is the ALCAT Food Sensitivity Test and Why Should I Care?

VeggiesMasahiro Ihara

This is a universal issue that we all need to be aware of.  Sensitivities to foods and other substances cause a reaction by our immune system and over time, this can result in a host of problems.  

Even though we sell the Alcat test, please don’t dismiss this as a sales letter... you never have to take the test to benefit from this article!  Below, I will cover:

  1. What is a food sensitivity and how can it affect me?

  2. How does the Alcat test work?

  3. What can I do today, even if I don’t take the test?


What is a food sensitivity and how can it affect me?

If you learn just one thing from this article, then let it be this... you can be sensitive to anything you put in or on your body.  The results of that sensitivity can be subtle and delayed, making it very tricky to figure out.  However, just being aware to the fact that you could be sensitive...

Omega-3… Yep, you are herring me correctly (Fab Five Part 3)

Omega-3 is an Essential Fatty Acid and it’s essential because the body can’t make it, so it needs to be consumed in our diet.  Normally the drug industry and the supplement industry are like oil and water, but the research behind the benefits of Omega-3 is so overwhelming, they actually made an Omega-3 drug called Lovaza!  Sales from that drug are over a Billion dollars a year... yep, I said the “B” word.

This email will be a little different.  Since Omega-3 fats have so many benefits, I’ll touch on what they do, and then just give you a big list of benefits with a load of resources.

Omega-3 fats are found in the cell membranes (housing) of every cell in your body.  Deficiencies will result in the cells becoming less flexible (compromising cell functioning and overall health) and less permeable (impacting release of waste products).

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Here are the big three... Ready?... INFLAMMATION, INFLAMMATION, INFLAMMATION... ok, I guess that’s just one.  Don’t get me...

Inflammation’s Role In Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Inflammation is a natural and necessary healing response produced by the body, but what role might it have in developing Alzheimer's disease? Inflammation has been getting much attention as it is found to have many negative effects on the body and it is being deemed the culprit causing many diseases. Recent research by William Banks, MD may provide a "one-two punch in giving clues on how Alzheimer's disease develops and could be treated." It seems that increased accumulation of a protein in the brain causes detriment and results in the negative affects seen by the disease. This protein is usually present in the body and brain, but it can exit the brain and becomes absorbed by the blood stream. Because it leaves the brain, it does no damage and thus a person's cognition and brain function remains unaffected. With the presence of inflammation, the pump that pushes this protein out does not function as is required. A broken pump means excessive protein build up and therefore more damage. If Inflammation Is Decreased Does Alzheimer's Disease Disappear? According to the research, keeping inflammation at bay means that...

Turmeric Shows Promise in Treating Arthritis

Turmeric is an ancient spice that lends the yellow color and delicious flavor to curry. There are other uses for this spice including the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Turmeric has long been believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and now studies of the elements available in turmeric supplements support this belief. The active ingredient in turmeric is known as curcumin. This ingredient has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Since curcumin has both of these properties it is being studied at a treatment for both arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is thought that free radicals are responsible for a great deal of the inflammatory response in our bodies. A study was conducted using the rhizome, or root, of the plant that turmeric is derived from. The study was to evaluate how turmeric works in the body to stop arthritis. What was discovered was that it inhibits the NF-KB factor from being activated in the joints. If this factor is activated then it activates production of proteins that cause inflammation. The compounds in turmeric can stop this inflammation from ever happening. This is good news for people suffering from arthritis who...