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10 Tips for Buying Olive Oil Like a Pro


Visit any supermarket, gourmet store, or corner grocery and you’re likely to find an intimidatingly large selection of olive oils. Go online and the options multiply a hundredfold. These tips will helps you pick olive oil like a pro!What’s more, a UC Davis study discovered that up to 69% of olive oil labeled “extra virgin” on supermarket shelves was fraudulent. How can you choose the freshest, most nutritious olive oil for yourself and your family, and avoid being duped?

Here are 10 tips for buying olive oil to help you buy authentic extra virgin olive oil with confidence: Read More…


Top 10 Foods That Clean Plaque From Arteries


Cardiovascular diseases lead the list of top causes of death in the world. Fortunately, Mother Nature wouldn’t let us deal with diseases without providing a way of preventing them!

Here is a list of the top 10 foods that help to protect your heart.

  1. Avocados

The avocado is a unique type of fruit you shouldn’t miss out on! By having a fat content that is 77% of its total calories, it is one of the fattiest plant foods on the planet. However, the avocado wouldn’t be that awesome by just containing any fat. It is the oleic acid that is believed to be responsible for the fruit’s beneficial health effects, including the reduction of inflammation (1).

Not only that but the avocado is loaded with other important nutrients such as Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, Folate, Potassium (more than bananas!), as well as small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Phosporous, and Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3. WOW!

There are studies that have shown that avocados (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7):

  • Reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%
  • Reduce total cholesterol levels significantly
  • Lower LDL cholesterol by up to 20%
  • Increase HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by up to 11%

All of these results should give us reason enough to include an avocado in our regular diet for a healthy heart. Read More


The Healing Power of Bone Broth

All bone broths including beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more have been staples in the traditional diets of every culture for thousands of years. That’s because bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor, boost healing and promote good health.

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Live to 110 with The Modern Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet tries to emulate eating like a caveman – the diet our bodies are evolutionarily designed to eat. When you eat the diet we have evolved to eat over the last 2.6 million years, your health and energy will soar. After adopting this diet, I have regained my mental and physical health. So will you. Read more »


Sugar 101

Today I started a 3 week sugar detox. I am white knuckling it! I’ll admit, it’s hell. But it serves to eliminate a food that is killing myself and our country. Let’s explore the basic facts about sugar. This is the first part in a series about this killer ingredient and how to do a sugar detox. Read more »


Dehydration Causes Pain and Disease

You must drink at least 3 liters of water every day if you plan to be healthy and disease-free. Don’t spend the rest of your life chronically dehydrated, needlessly suffering low energy, cravings, premature aging, pain, headaches and serious illness… Read more »


Be an Effective Eater

Have you ever wondered how people are succesful at staying trim and fit? Well it isn’t luck! These people have adopted effective eating habits. They do things differently than the rest. To be a highly effective eater, you must adopt the habits of success.

Stephen Covey’s theories on learning from the habits of successful people in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People suggest that by emulating the habits of successful people, anyone can enjoy the life he or she desires. Learn these 15 habits, adopt the habits, practice the habits and enjoy optimal health and successful weight loss.

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Dietary Guidelines

The following are the most basic dietary guidelines you should adopt to live a long, healthy life. The basic underlying premise is to eat only whole, unprocessed foods.  Read more »