The craving for chocolate is one of the most common and difficult to resist of all food cravings. Researchers noted in the journal Appetite that the craving for chocolate is probably the most intense of all food cravings.
The choco-urge is often jump-started by a need for a quick pick-me-up in mood or energy, or to just relieve stress or boredom. But not all chocolate is the same and not all chocolate is bad for you.
Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.
Did you know that a potent way to lower your blood pressure is by drinking fresh ginger tea? Just put six nickel-size chips of ginger root into two cups of water. Boil the tea and then flavor it with stevia, agave nectar or honey. Relax and sip the ginger tea as it cools.
This is a delicious and natural way to tone down your blood pressure.
If you eat chicken raised in the United States, you are most likely consuming arsenic.
A study by Environmental Health Perspectives has found that a growth-promoting drug called roxarsone, which also treats parasites in the birds’ intestines and gives the meat a pink color, accumulates in the breast meat of broiler chickens. Roxarsone, manufactured by Pfizer, is an organic form of arsenic. Its use was approved by the FDA even though arsenic is a known carcinogen.
Americans are nutritionally starved. The majority are suffering from full belly starvation.
The standard American diet is very low in nutrition, but very high in calories. This is a fatal combination but a boon to the medical establishment, which profits off our ill health. Adopting Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet will go a long way toward helping you to ward off the disastrous health protocol mandated under Obamacare and traditional American medicine.
The basics of taking care of yourself — drinking plenty of water, eating fresh and healthy foods on the periphery of the grocery store (and not the aisles), staying active, and making time for sleep — will always win out over the most recent miracle-working snake oil on the market.
Junk food is addictive.
A recent study by PubMed shows how foods with high glycemic index alter parts of the brain responsible for hunger, thirst and the natural rhythms and body cycles.
If you want to get the most nutrients from a salad, take the advice of researchers who have found that what you put on your salad is as important as what’s in your salad. A study at Purdue shows that olive oil on a salad helps your body absorb more beneficial phytonutrients than other oils make possible.
I am a 71 year old male and a subscriber to your newsletter. Thanks for all of your great info, much appreciated.
A couple months ago you mentioned in one of your monthly newsletters that you were suffering from snoring and sleep apnea.
I too went through the same remedies that you are using. I shifted my diet early this year (“Eat to Live” by Joel Furhman) and as a consequence stopped eating wheat products. Voila! No more snoring or apnea. Period. My girlfriend loves it!
I suggest that you stop wheat products for a month and see what happens. I would also check out other areas where wheat (gluten) lurks. Celiac disease sites are a good start.
Dropping wheat (gluten) does not work for everyone re snoring and apnea.
Google ‘snoring and gluten’ intolerance and you will find many articles.
I wish that someone, including my doctors, had turned me on to this possibility.
Best of luck.
Credit Michelle Obama for promoting water consumption, but she must be criticized for not going far enough.
Everyone, seniors especially, should drink more water and less sugar- and high fructose corn syrup-laden beverages. That’s because these beverages are acidic and HFCS is responsible for a majority of the obesity and poor health of Americans.