Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sunscreen = cancer: Fact or Fiction?

For many years I’ve read that sunscreen causes cancer, but I thought it was just another conspiracy theory scare tactic. Unfortunately, harmful ingredients, like lead in lipstick, has been found in products so I shouldn’t have been surprised that chemicals linked to cancer, such as oxybenzone and retinyl palmade are in sunscreen. Thankfully, there are […]

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Beer to the rescue!

BBQ is yummy so it’s hard to resist eating charred fat even though we know that cholesterol and toxins reside in animal fat. The blackened parts contain carcinogens, but it’s annoying to stop eating to remove the parts that hit the flames a bit too much, when you’re hungry. You don’t have to give up BBQ or grilled foods. […]

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Can this oil help you lose fat?

We now know that it’s not just extra calories that make us sick and fat, but what we’re eating is what’s causing health problems and weight gain. There are good fats (avocado, nuts, seeds), and bad fats (animal fat). Because olive oil has been adulterated, grapeseed oil might just be the new oil of choice. A new […]

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Mushroom Stir-Fry

Sometimes, I just don’t want to eat meat! This vegan stir-fry is tasty, flavorful, and great for a hearty dinner. 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 box diced mushrooms 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup whole wheat panko crumbs dash of garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, oregano, fennel and cayenne 1/2 […]

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A new method to see if you are overweight

I’ve had people tell me that even though they are overweight, they eat well and are healthy. Now you can measure your neck instead of your belly to find out if you are a healthy weight. For women, a circumference less than 14.2 inches (mine is 12), and for men, it’s under 16.5 inches. My […]

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Vegan Soba Noodle Salad

With these hot summer days, I prefer dishes that are light so I made cooked soba noodles mixed with Siracha hot sauce and teriyaki sauce, and topped it with sesame seeds, roasted salted peanuts and watercress. We had frozen green grapes for dessert. Want more recipes? there’s over 40 recipes, all low-calorie and dairy-free in […]

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Cheating to be skinny

You may be tempted to cheat to lose weight fast because you’re impatient, and/or don’t want to cook your own meals and reduce calories. Taking fat-burning supplements is not only cheating, but also extremely risky. These types of pills contain Sibutramine, ephedra, phenolphthalein, which can cause seizures, heart attacks, strokes and death (pg. 52), and […]

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Easy tips to reduce contagions

Per the Mayo Clinic, a renowned non-profit medical research group, “The ten worst sources of contagion are our fingers.” Because of this, I cringe whenever people want to shake my hand. (I prefer the fist bump). Another contagion is salmonella from feces on raw chicken due to how the chickens are killed. Even after people […]

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