10 Reasons To Curb Your Coffee Intake!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Coffee is been a controversial subject for some time. Nobody wants anyone to mess with their coffee! The bottom line is that while it can do some good (for example, it contains protective polyphenol antioxidants), but it also can do some harm, especially in high amounts. It is best to educate yourself properly so that you can make a proper decision. But it is probably best for all coffee drinkers to do so in moderation! read more...
Low Thyroid - The Coconut Diet
by: www.coconutdiet.com
Many Americans suffer from symptoms such as cold hands and feet, low body temperature, sensitivity to cold, a feeling of always being chilled, headaches, insomnia, dry skin, puffy eyes, hair loss, brittle nails, joint aches, constipation, mental dullness, fatigue, frequent infections, hoarse voice, ringing in the ears, dizziness, loss of libido, and weight gain, which is sometimes uncontrollable. Approximately 65 percent of the U.S. read more...
Making Homemade Ricotta Cheese And What To Do With The Leftover Whey!
by: www.fiascofarm.com
When you make cheese, you end up with a lot of whey; that nutritious liquid left over from curdled milk when the curds are removed. I'm sure you've wondered what to do with this whey. You can't just throw it out (well some of you can, but I can't). Whey contains the water-soluble proteins, vitamins, and minerals in the milk, so it's a shame to pour it down the drain. There are many things you can do with this leftover whey. read more...
Meet Your Meat
by: www.meat.org
Find out how animals are really treated in conventional meat industry.

If you can stand to watch this very disturbing video, you will understand why I promote organically raised food - which includes beef and poultry, and humane treatment, including slaughter. read more...
10 Reasons To NOT EAT WHITE BREAD
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
...and what to eat instead. Bread has been a dietary staple since the early days of the Bible. When the Israelites had no food in the desert, God provided them with manna. Unfortunately, since then, man has totally corrupted BREAD from they way God originally intended. Note the following pertinent scriptures and how they relate to the way GOD wants us to eat. Gen 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every read more...
Milk Thistle Benefits
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D
Milk thistle, a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver. Milk thistle (which has the scientific name Silybum marianum) is a weed that grows mostly in California (or other areas with a warm climate) that’s commonly turned into extract or supplement form in order to reap its cell regenerating milk thistle benefits. read more...
MSG Causes Neurological Damage AND Makes You Gain Weight!
by: Barbara L. Minton
Red Clover can Help Block Damage. If you are into healthful eating, it can be tough when friends or family want to go out to the local restaurant to eat. You know most of the food there is laced with monosodium glutamate (MSG), and this knowledge can really spoil your fun. Now a new study has found that pre-treating yourself with a supplement of red clover before you go out can nullify the potential for brain read more...
10 Types Of Food You Should Avoid
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Did you realize most health problems are a direct result of our lifestyle choices? One third of all cancers in the United States are due to improper nutrition -- too much fat, too little fiber and not enough fruits and vegetables. By simply integrating more of these (healthy) foods into your daily diet, and by cutting back on the most harmful food choices you'll be one (huge) step closer to a healthier, disease-free life. read more...
Native American (Anishinaabe) Traditional Foods Pyramid.
by: Anishinaabe Center
Eating the foods that are grown in the soil and climate that you live in is very important. These STAPLE foods provide the specific nutrients your body needs. The Creator has given us everything we need literally within walking distance from where you live (wild rice, fish, deer, corn, various greens, and the other traditional foods mentioned above.) How else could people have survived without modern transportation? ... and they read more...
Natural Pain Relief Alternatives...
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Just One Day on Ibuprofen Increases Your Chance of a Heart Attack Big Pharma tells us they are “safe, fast, and effective” for relieving temporary aches and fever. They encourage you to take them for everything from headaches and muscle pain to menstrual cramps and arthritis. We already knew that ibuprofen and naproxen can lead to heart attacks… But now a major new study shows they are even more dangerous read more...
10 Ways To Eat More Whole Grains
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Research shows that people who eat regular servings of whole grains -- such as whole wheat, barley, millet and brown (or wild) rice -- have a significantly reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, weight problems, cancer, heart disease and numerous other health problems. However, most people are overwhelmed with the idea or are resistant to suddenly grinding their own flour and baking their own bread on a regular basis. read more...
New Strategies in Insulin Resistance, Weight Loss and Specifically, Belly Fat Loss!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Adiponectin is a protein made by fat cells that circulates in the bloodstream, acting as a messenger. It plays a role in how the body uses sugar, or glucose, and fat for energy. Low levels of adiponectin may be seen in people with obesity and in those with insulin resistance -- a decreased response to the hormone insulin, which enables the body to use excess glucose in the blood. Insulin resistance is part of read more...
124 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
by: Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications. 1. Sugar can suppress the immune system, 2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body, 3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty read more...
pH Of Foods - The Best Alkaline (+) Foods
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
pH is a reference to the state of alkalinity or acidity in the body. 7 is neutral - neither acidic or alkaline. Below 7 is acidic, increasing in acidity as the number decreases. Above 7 is alkaline, increasing in alkalinity as the number increases. Ideal pH for the body’s fluids - urine, saliva, blood is 7.4 (slightly alkaline).

HIGH ACIDITY: 1. Creates an ideal read more...
Acid Reflux?? Get DGL Licorice Instead Of Reaching For The "Tums"
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Stomach Discomfort - Overindulgence in our favorite foods can create discomfort and sleepless nights. Over-the-counter antacid tablets may seem to help, but recent research reveals some concerns for those who consume them on a regular basis. Most prescription medications used to treat stomach discomfort do so by inhibiting or blocking acid secretion. read more...
Please Don't Give Soy Milk To Your Baby
by: Craig Weatherby
Baby's Death Highlights Vegan Docs' Distortions Tragic incident casts light on zealot doctors'disingenuous claims and moral arrogance. The word "tragedy" is often misused in reference to any and all deeply sorrowful events, regardless of the circumstances. The term comes from ancient Greece , where a tragedy was a drama in which a protagonist suffered downfall or destruction through a flaw of character or a fateful read more...
Adrenal Fatigue? Now What?
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Adrenal fatigue results when your adrenal glands cannot adequately meet the demands of long-term stress or trauma (physical, emotional or psychological.) This results in unbalanced hormone levels that regulate energy production and storage, immune function, heart rate, fluids, blood pressure, and other processes. Hormone levels (cortisol, DHEA, etc.) can be determined through saliva tests if needed. You can read more...
Rethinking The Water You Drink
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
It is a common misconception for many people that bottled water is safer than tap, that plastic bottles get recycled, and that no harm is being done to the environment. Unfortunately, that could not be further from the truth! Here are solid reasons to kick the bottled water habit:

Much of the time read more...
A Healthier Alternative To Microwave Cooking
by: www.mercola.com
When it comes to convenience, few devices can compare to the microwave. It's estimated that over 90% of homes in America have them. But I have not had a microwave in my kitchen for over 15 years. Considering my passion for new technology, this probably comes as a surprise to many of you. While I'm all about efficiency and saving time, I simply can't justify the saving time if it damages health. read more...
Pregnenolone What You Need To Know
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D. (Nutritionist)
NATURAL AGE REVERSAL!!! Pregnenolone, also known as P5, is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands. It is often referred to as an anti-aging hormone or the mother hormone. In the body, pregnenolone is used to make all steroid hormones. It is the precursor of the progestogens, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens (like testosterone), and estrogens, as well as the neuroactive steroids. read more...
Alcohol And The Bible
by: Daniel Whitfield
Over 10 million Americans, 10% of all adult drinkers, are estimated to be alcoholic. One family in three is estimated to be affected in some way by a drinking problem. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences estimates that each year alcoholism and alcohol abuse in the United States cost society from $40 to $60 billion, due to lost production, health and medical care, motor vehicle accidents, violent crime, and social read more...
Side Effects Result From The Consumption Of Canola Products
by: Shona Botes
Canola oil and canola-based products have been at the centre of controversy for quite a few years. While some say that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, it actually has a few nasty side-effects as well (note: Only animal studies have been done regarding the toxic effects that it has on living organisms). Despite no human studies being done, this product was placed on the GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) list. It is in fact read more...
AMAZING Astaxanthin!!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid antioxidant gaining lots of attention for its amazing antiaging power! It’s what gives salmon (and other types of red fish) and red algea their reddish color.Carotenoids in general are antioxidants. They help support the cardiovascular system, help prevent certain illnesses, and they can help to stimulate the immune system. The body turns some carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, into vitamin A. The read more...
Six Good Reasons To Avoid The Flu Shot
by: Sheryl Walters
Every year it is recommended that people get a flu shot to avoid spending time feeling horrendously bad over the winter. Elderly people are especially warned that without a flu shot, their health could be in serious jeopardy. In recent years, this warning has been extended to children, and more recently even teenagers. Yet there is mounting evidence that flu shots do not guarantee a healthy winter, and in fact they cause far more harm read more...
Antidepressant Drugs Don't Work! Official Study
by: Jeremy Laurance
They are among the biggest-selling drugs of all time, the "happiness pills" that supposedly lift the moods of those who suffer depression and are taken by millions of people in the UK every year. But one of the largest studies of modern antidepressant drugs has found that they have no clinically significant effect. In other words, they don't work. The finding will send shock waves through the medical profession and patients and raises read more...
Some Probiotic Basics For Digestive Health
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Your overall health depends on the healthy functioning of your digestive system; not only does it pullnutrients from food to nourish the body, but it participates in protecting it against disease. The bacteria that populate the digestive tract play a major role in both of these functions. Imbalances in the types of gut flora - friendly vs. harmful - can lead to digestive upsets which, if left unchecked, can lead to far more serious health problems. read more...
Antioxidants
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Over 100 diseases states are associated with free radicals: CANCER - Epidemiological studies have shown that low antioxidant levels are associated with increased incidence of certain cancers. Anti-carcinogenic and anti-promoter activity of some antioxidants is thought to offer some protection against cancer. Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) may be used as an important screening tool for the identification of cancer risk read more...
Soy: It's Not What You've Been Told To Think
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
I was counseling an athlete today who wanted to learn more about eating healthy. She was asking me about soy and if she should be using soy milk instead of cow’s milk, etc. I was surprised that still so many people have NOT heard that soy is NOT good for us, at least in it’s processed unfermented form. You may be wondering, “If soy is so unhealthy, how did it get to be so popular as a health food?” read more...
Aspartame / Stevia FACTS
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
Marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.' Aspartame is a man-made, high intensity, non-caloric sweetener, used extensively worldwide in over 5,000 products. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants.) read more...
Splenda: Is It Safe?
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More People Wondering About Splenda's ''True'' Safety. In 2004, 180 million Americans bought sugar-free products, and in 2005, low-sugar packaged items were the second fastest growing segment in the "health food" industry, just behind organics. But more and more people are questioning artificial sweeteners. Inhibits Dieting - actually causes WEIGHT GAIN! Some researchers believe that artificial sweeteners may read more...
Autism & Diet
by: Karyn Seroussi
When the doctors said our son would be severely disabled for life, we set out to prove them wrong. When the psychologist examining our 18-month-old son told me that she thought Miles had autism, my heart began to pound. I didn't know exactly what the word meant, but I knew it was bad. Wasn't autism some type of mental illness -- perhaps juvenile schizophrenia? Even worse, I vaguely remembered hearing that this read more...
Splenda: More Dangers Of Splenda
by: mercola.com
Nearly three years ago I posted an article describing the dangers of Splenda, which is the brand name for sucralose. It appears that more and more people are finally realizing the hazards that this "healthy" sweetener poses. Splenda is far from healthy and I do not recommend using it in any form. Why not use Splenda? Well, research in animals has shown that sucralose can cause many problems such as: read more...
Berries! They Help You Lose Weight And Balance Your Blood Sugar!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Yes, these special fruits may actually help deter diabetes. Diabetes may be the biggest threat to Americans' collective health over the next few decades, with rates rising at an alarming pace. According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States - 7.8% of the population - have diabetes. Out of this estimated total, about 5.7 million people with diabetes don't even know read more...
Splenda: The Secret Dangers Of Splenda (Sucralose), An Artificial Sweetener
by: mercola.com
Don't let these large companies fool you. There is no magic alternative to sugar when it comes to sweeteners. There are reports from all over the world from people who report being harmed by sucralose. For example, there are reports of the following after eating sucralose: Gastrointestinal problems Seizures, dizziness and migraines Blurred vision Allergic reactions Blood sugar increases and weight gain read more...
Body Pollution - How to Maintan Your Health And Vitality Through Internal Cleansing
by: Dr. Lynn Hardy, ND, CNC
Each year the average American consumes 150 lbs of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (“liquid candy”)(1). According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that is equal to “52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day.”(2) Can you imagine yourself sitting at the kitchen table gobbling down 52 teaspoons of white sugar – every single day? Well, that’s exactly what most of us are doing without even realizing it! Why is every other read more...
Spinach! Great For Weight Loss, Balanced Blood Sugar Levels, Disease Protection And Much More!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Spinach (and other dark leafy greens like kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens and bok choy) are incredible nutritional powerhouses! They are loaded with potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin K and iron, yet hardly have any calories and has ZERO affect on blood sugars. Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, carotenoids, lutein and bioflavanoids! You probably didn't know that spinach also read more...
Concerned About Type 2 Diabetes? Heart Disease? Eat Breakfast!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Skipping breakfast seems to increase type 2 diabetes risk, regardless of how many times a person eats each day. Skipping lunch and eating all your calories in the evening and into the night is a sure fire way to gain weight and end up with type 2 diabetes as well. Having a family history of diabetes, being overweight or obese, and lack of physical activity all figure into type 2 diabetes risk. Now we can add eating patterns—how read more...
Spoonful Of Cinnamon Helps Blood Sugar Stay Down
by: Reuters Health
Adding some cinnamon to your dessert may temper the blood sugar surge that follows a sweet treat, a new study suggests. Researchers at Malmo University Hospital in Sweden found that adding a little more than a teaspoon of cinnamon to a bowl of rice pudding lowered the post-meal blood sugar rise in a group of healthy volunteers. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, add to evidence read more...
Contaminated Fruits And Vegetables: The Best And The Worst
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
Have you ever wondered which fruits and vegetables are the least and most contaminated with pesticides? Organic produce is not always available... so what does one do? A study released by the Environmental Working Group in 2003 revealed the following: 12 Least Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables (When purchasing conventionally grown - non-organic) • Asparagus • Avocados • Bananas • Broccoli • Cauliflower • Corn (sweet) read more...
Ten Superfoods For Age-Defying Beauty
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
The benefits from eating healthy are endless. And, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, some foods can be eaten to help you look and age better! Acai fruit, This little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world. It can often be found in juice form in health food and gourmet stores. Anything in the "Allium Family" Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives and shallots can all help the liver eliminate toxins and read more...
Dangers Of Statin (Cholesterol-Lowering) Drugs
by: vitamincfoundation.org
Statins are a class of drugs designed to block the production of cholesterol by the body, with the effect of lowering a patient's blood cholesterol levels. According the modern medical mythology, the use of these drugs ultimately lowers the patient's risk for coronary heart disease. These drugs are dangerous and have very serious side effects. Many documented reports detail the severe side effects that otherwise healthy read more...
The Best Magnesium Supplement for Reversing
Memory Loss/Alzheimer's
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Magnesium is a multi-purpose mineral with important roles in the brain. Magnesium L-threonate, (a proprietary form of magnesium) found to be exceptionally good at increasing brain magnesium levels, may be the best magnesium supplement for improving brain function. Magnesium is a multi-purpose mineral with important roles in the brain, and research published in The Journal of Neuroscience shows it may read more...
Dark Side of High Protein, Ketogenic Diets
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Ketogenic diets are the latest diet fad that you've probably heard a great deal about. These diets rely on eliminating carbs to help you drop the weight. One can eat all the protein and fat they want.... but no carbs. They do work. But what you may not realize is that these diets have dark secrets that no one is telling you about. Ketogenic diets get their name from read more...
Diet Coke Or Not?????
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
In October of 2001, a woman started getting very sick, she had stomach spasms, she was having a hard time getting around, to walk was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed, she was in so much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone biopsies, and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick, she read more...
The Downside Of Soy
by: Mary Shomon
Do Soy Foods Negatively Affect Your Thyroid? It seems that there's isn't a newspaper, magazine or news program that hasn't recently featured a story on the amazing health benefits of soy food products and soy/isoflavone supplements. Soy is promoted as a healthy alternative to estrogen replacement for some women, as a possibly way to reduce the risk of breast cancer, as a way to minimize menopause symptoms, and read more...
Detox: Gain Energy And Lose Weight - The Basics
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Detoxing the Body - With the introduction of a new year, it's nice to think about getting off to a new start.... which can mean cleaning up and getting rid of the old. Extreme cleanses, done one to four times a year, however, can deplete your body and end up doing more harm than good, and therefore, are NOT what I recommend. I view detox as an ongoing natural process of the body... everyday, not an event that takes place read more...
The Evil Antacid Myth
by: Alan Graham with Alfred Lehmberg
It is a cold, hard fact that the older we get the ~less~ stomach acid (HCL with pepsin) we produce. We know mother nature not only works this way concerning gastric acid and digestive enzymes, but, so too, with pretty much ~all~ biologically necessary substances. For example, older people produce less glucosomine and SAMe, so arthritis develops. Additionally, advanced in years, people produce less COQ-10, so heart problems read more...
Do You Have PCOS?
Stop Drinking Bottled Water (Contains BPA!)
by: Hethir Rodriguez C.H., C.M.T.
The Study: A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman’s eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF). As blood levels of BPA in the women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs that fertilized normally declined by 50 percent, according to the research team. read more...
The Hidden Hazards Of Microwave Cooking
by: mercola.com
By now, you probably know that what you eat has a profound impact on your health. The mantra, "You are what you eat" is really true. But you need to consider not only WHAT you buy, but how you cook it. Eating most of your food raw is ideal. But most of us are not going to be able to accomplish a completely raw diet, and we'll end up cooking some percentage of our food. Smart food preparation starts with high quality foods read more...
Do You Need To Supplement Magnesium?
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs, with only 1% found in the blood. Magnesium is important for sustaining healthy blood vessels, producing energy, and maintaining healthy nerve read more...
The Newest Damning Research On High Fructose Corn Syrup And How It Makes You Gain Weight
by: Kristin Wartman
A new study published last week in the journal Obesity, found that popular sodas and other beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contain on average 18 percent more fructose than was previously thought. Researchers from the University of Southern California tested beverages like Coke, Pepsi, and Sprite to determine the amount of fructose in each beverage. All of these beverages use HFCS as a read more...
Dr. Beth's ANTIAGING Picks
Telomere Extension (Protect Your DNA)
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Hidden toxins surround us in our day-to-day lifestyles: environmental poisons in foods (processed foods, pesticides, additives, preservatives, colors and flavorings, mercury), water (chlorine, trihalomethanes, metals), and air (smog, molds,chemicals, bacteria, glues and solvents). Other sources include pharmaceuticals and cosmetic drugs; indoor pollution with the use of synthetic chemicals for paints read more...
The Real Story On Canola Oil (Can-Ugly Oil)
by: Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, CCN
Can-ugly Oil my pet name for canola oil. Since canola is a completely contrived substance, I thought it should have an equally ridiculous name. The patient who first turned me off of canola oil lost 58 pounds following the Hamptons diet. Trevor was thrilled to finally discover a diet that emphasized high levels of monounsaturated fats, good saturated fats and downplayed the seemingly glorified horror that is canola oil. He is a 67 read more...
Dr. Beth's Important Tips For Kidney Health
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Here are 10 common habits that put a lot of pressure on your kidneys and can cause serious damage over time. 1. Not Drinking Enough Water. Your kidney’s most important function is to filter blood and eliminate toxins and waste materials. When you don’t drink enough plain water during the day toxins and waste material start to accumulate and can cause severe damage to your body. 2. Too Much Salt In Your Diet read more...
The Truth About Sugar
by: Stephan Guyenet
Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen-- we're going on a long ride through the scientific literature on sugar and body fatness. Some of the evidence will be surprising and challenging for many of you, as it was for me, but ultimately it paints a coherent and actionable picture. Introduction: What Exactly are Sugar and Starch? In this post, I'll be using the word 'sugar' to refer to three things: 1) sucrose, or table sugar, 2) high read more...
Dr. Beth Teaches On Menopause And Belly FAT
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
I thought I would share with you some of the research I have been doing on weight gain in women in the menopause years. Many of you know what I am talking about! Where "the belly" (I am calling it "menopause belly") seems to come out of no where making you wonder where your waist went! I am frequently asked about this problem as even with strict dieting and exercise, the belly does not seem read more...
Top 7 Foods To Lose Weight
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Did you know there are actually foods that use up more energy to digest than the calories they contain? These are known as negative calorie foods! One of the most difficult challenges about trying to lose weight is hunger. So what can you eat... to help you feel full while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best solutions is to eat more "negative-calorie" foods. These foods actually take more energy to digest than read more...
Dr. Beth's Top 8 Tips For Fat Loss
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
We all have both white and brown fat. White is the stuff that is seen around the belly, thighs and rear and researchers tell us that many of us have too much of: The kind that ups the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. But now, emerging research is proving that it's possible to boost our levels of brown fat, which is considered healthful since it actually helps us burn calories and sucks white fat out of read more...
Dr. Beth's Top Picks For Getting A Good Night's Sleep
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
GABA - Excellent for racing thoughts... thinking too much, feeling wired and anxious and even chronic pain. GABA calms down overactive nuerotransmitter activity. Dosage 750 to 1500 mg before bed. Magnesium - Low magnesium causes headaches, chronic constipation, restless leg syndrome, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, muscle tension. All of these can interfere with a good night’s sleep, magnesium is our read more...
Dr. Beth's Top Picks For Insomnia
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
We know if there is something wrong (symptom) there has to be a reason (root cause), so finding/understanding the cause of your sleep issues is key to finding solutions. The most common causes are: Cortisol (stress hormone) is too high (more common) or too low (adrenal exhaustion). Phosphatidylserine (200 mg) before bed helps lower elevated cortisol levels. Be sure to look for a brand that is not soy-derived as most soy read more...
Feeding Your Metabolism!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
One of the most frustrating parts about trying to lose weight is the feeling like, "I am hardly eating anything, am starving all the time, and I am not losing any weight!" Some of this has to do with your metabolism... the rate at which your body is burning calories. The problem with cutting back on calories is that your body will actually adjust to this and your metabolism slows down... yes...making it even harder for you to lose read more...
Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
A team of USDA nutritionists published a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. titled "Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities of common foods in the United States." The USDA nutritionists examined more than 100 different kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, cereals and other foods. Using an analysis method called the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), they were read more...
Evidence Of Quercetin's Effect On Hypertension
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
One clinical trial conducted in 2005 at the University of Utah with 41 pre-hypertensive or stage 1 hypertensive subjects suggest that quercetin supplementation may help control high blood pressure. Quercetin and other flavonoids help block the receptor for angiotensin II, the hormone that triggers the constriction of arteries. Pre-hypertension was defined as having a blood pressure of 120–139/80–89, while those with read more...
Top Picks For A Healthy Heart
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Heart disease is still one of our top killers in the U.S. affecting both men and women. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol. These can "injure" the heart, resulting in atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in the inner walls of arteries, can develop. This narrows the arteries and increases the risk they'll become blocked. Here are my top picks read more...
Foods To Reduce Inflammation
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Certain foods, GM foods, pesticides and many chemicals in processed foods actually cause inflammation in the body which can either create or stir up existing problems like: Arthritis (all forms)/Buritis Diverticulitis Alzheimer's Fibromyalgia Asthma Gastritis Allergies Hepatitis Atherosclerosis (heart disease) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Cancer Systemic lupus erythematous read more...
Troubled By IBS, Stomach Upset, Hyperacidity, Ulcers? Are You Addicted To TUMS?
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
Overindulgence in our favorite foods can create discomfort and sleepless nights. Over-the-counter antacid tablets may seem to help, but recent research reveals some concerns for those who consume them on a regular basis. Most prescription medications used to treat stomach discomfort do so by inhibiting or blocking acid secretion. Though temporarily effective, these medications also come with unpleasant read more...
Gas? Bloating? Indigestion? Constipation?
Belly Fat?
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
An estimated 73% of the population frequently experiences these digestive disorders. This is largely due to the widespread prevalence of artificial sweeteners, processed sugars, and other unnatural ingredients commonly found in the modern American diet. You may consider reducing or eliminating these common causes of digestive issues: 1. Azodicaronamide - chemical added to whiten flour - check your ingredients! read more...
Vaccinations
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
The following articles and web sites are excellent resources to help you make an informed decision about the issue of vaccinations. I have long questioned the need and safety of vaccinations. Now I am personally convinced that the dangers of vaccines for children, adults and pets far outweigh the possible benefits the claim to have. I have read so many stories and talked to so many people who have been read more...
Glycemic Index
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
This is a rating scale (of a few sample foods) to measure how quickly and how dramatic the carbohydrates in a food break down and influence our blood sugar levels. We want to avoid high blood sugar to avoid high insulin which causes us to store fat and increases our risk for diabetes, weight gain, high triglyverides, heart disease, cancer, etc. Avoid these foods with a high glycemic index to minimize insulin increases! Sugar read more...
Very Important Article For Parents/Grandparents - Vaccine Refusal And Medical Intimidation
by: Josh Day
As our son was born at home in February of 2007, we were fortunate enough to not endure the battery of tests, dubious administrations like silver nitrate and the vitamin K shot, and the routine Hepatitis B vaccine most hospitals recommend and/or require for all newborn infants. It is our belief and nonprofessional medical opinion that the vast majority of vaccines are little cluster bombs in a burgeoning immune system. read more...
Got Gout? What To Eat...What Not To Eat
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Foods NOT to Eat (Fatty and Purine-Rich Foods) According to the American Medical Association, purine-containing foods to be avoided include: • Beer, other alcoholic beverages. • Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring. • Yeast • Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads) • Meat extracts, consomme, gravies. Foods which are very high in purines include: • hearts • herring • mussels • yeast • smelt • sardines read more...
Vitamin D In A New Light And Its Importance
by: Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
There are thirteen vitamins humans need for growth and development and to maintain good health. The human body cannot make these essential bio-molecules. They must be supplied in the diet or by bacteria in the intestine, except for vitamin D. Skin makes vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun. A light-skinned person will synthesize 20,000 IU (international units) of vitamin D in read more...
Grapefruit And Weight Loss: Is the Grapefruit Diet For Real?
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
I have associated grapefruit with weight loss since the first time I ever tried to lose weight: High school. I brought home a book from the library on The Scarsdale Diet. I don't remember a lot of the details of the diet other than I was basically eating grapefruit, yogurt and dry toast. So over 30 years later, grapefruit is STILL my weight loss "go-to" food. Back in the early 1980's, I doubt the science was available to show WHY that certain read more...
WARNING: Xylitol IS Poisonous To Your Dog!!
by: www.aspca.org
Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in items such as chewing gum, mints, nicotine gum, chewable vitamins, and oral-care products. It is also purchased in granulated form and used as a sweetener for cereals, beverages, and baked goods. Caution - Xylitol is very toxic to dogs. Xylitol has grown in popularity during the past few years, primarily because it is considered a good sugar subsitute for those on low-carbohydrate diets as well read more...
Health Hazards Of Genetically-Manipulated Foods
by: www.soyinfo.com
How to Avoid Genetically-Manipulated (GMO) Food Ingredients. In North America, all soy that is labeled "organic soy" is guaranteed to not be genetically-manipulated and not be treated with herbicides. Look for soy products and ingredients (e.g., tofu, tempeh, miso, soy sauce, soy milk, etc.) which are organic. All other soy ingredients are almost always genetically-manipulated and herbicide-treated. The same is true for read more...
Weight Loss With Beans!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Beans! Beans! Beans! For Weight Loss! Most people forget about beans when trying to lose weight, but they truly are an excellent weight loss food! They are high in nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and complex carbohydrates! They make a low calorie, low fat, high protein food. One cup of beans contains a little over 200 calories but 10-15 grams of protein. Beans are also a very read more...
Health Risks From Processed Foods And The Dangers Of Trans Fats
by: Dr. Mary Enig
Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., a nutritionist widely known for her research on the nutritional aspects of fats and oils, is a consultant, clinician, and the Director of the Nutritional Sciences Division of Enig Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1984, taught a graduate course in nutrient-drug interactions for the University's Graduate Program in read more...
What Does The Bible Say About Clean And Unclean Meats?
by: www.gnmagazine.org
God gave all of His laws for good reasons. They teach us His standards - how to distinguish right from wrong, good from evil, beneficial from harmful. They teach us to distinguish the holy—that which God sets apart—from the common and ordinary. They define the way we, too, are to be holy, set apart for God’s purposes. As we apply the biblical laws in our lives, they encourage us to think differently, to think more like God. read more...
Healthy Milk: What Is It?
by: www.anh-usa.org
And what’s standing in the way of your getting it? A report from Harvard suggests that milk from factory farms may be associated with hormone-related cancers because of the industrial agricultural practice of milking a cow throughout her pregnancy. The later in pregnancy a cow is, the more hormones appear in her milk. Milk from a cow in the late stage of pregnancy contains up to 33 times as much of a signature estrogen read more...
What You Need To Know About Potassium
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Potassium is one of the electrolyte minerals we all require to maintain health. It is needed for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity, etc. Potassium deficiency may result in: Fatigue, muscle weakness, slow reflexes, acne, dry skin, mood changes, irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, foot or leg cramps, random muscle pains or twitches, dizziness, anxiety, headaches, and pounding heartbeat. read more...
What You Need To Know About Water
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
Water is great medicine, needed to maintain a healthy body, a clear mind, and a good balance within your tissues. There's more water in your body than anything else, with every cell containing mostly water. About 60-70 percent of your body is water, and you must constantly replenish the supply, as it's used up in the processes of life. It is true, many people fail to drink enough of it. When you don't have enough water in your body read more...
Healthy Snack Ideas!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Here are some natural, healthy alternatives to eat as snacks, lunch for travel and to even take to work with you. Fresh Fruit: Apples, Pears, Peaches and nectarines, Kiwi - you don't have to peel them, just slice up like a tomato, Oranges, Mango, Grapes. Got leftovers? Make an Easy Fruit Salad: In a large bowl place about 1 cup plain non-fat) yogurt. Add about 1-2 teaspoons stevia and about 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add read more...
High Blood Pressure ... The Natural Approach
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer," because you feel fine, until suddenly you don't. This issue impacts an estimated 1 in 3 American adults. Found To Be Most Effective: ALPHA LIPOIC ACID - Increases glutathione levels. 1,200 to 2,400 mg daily read more...
When Dieting & Exercise Do NOT Work
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Diets Cannot Fix Your Hormone Problems! When desired weight loss does not happen in spite of diet changes, strict dieting plans and exercise programs there IS a reason. If there is a hormonal problem causing the weight gain, dieting will simply not work until the root of the problem is addressed. The graphic above may be helpful, but a view of your synptoms as well as blood or saliva tests may be needed not only to diagnose read more...
How's Your Liver?
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
In spite of the importance of this vital organ, most people don’t give it a second thought unless your doctor points out that your liver enzymes are elevated in your blood tests. Today’s modern society produces many over-worked livers. Today’s liver enemies: 1. Overeating 2. Eating Processed Foods 3. Eating Fried Foods 4. Exposure to Environmental Pollutants 5. Pharmacueticals, and read more...
Who Should Supplement CoQ10?
by: Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Each of the cells in our body contains an energy power- house called the mitochondria. CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinol is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. CoQ10 is needed to convert the energy from fats. With age, the body’s production of CoQ10 declines significantly. When there is adequate levels of CoQ10 present, mitochondria work most efficiently throughout the entire body read more...
How To Be Legally Exempt From Vaccinating Your Children
by: www.chetday.com
In the last 15 years, the number of vaccines given to infants and children has tripled. Tripled! At the same time, children in America have been diagnosed with neurological disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, and Autism in record numbers. And the numbers of neurologically injured children rises each year. How many crib deaths are caused by vaccines? I think it's MUCH higher than "they" will read more...
Why I Now Say No To Distilled Water Only
by: Chet Day
I bet you recognize the names of the above three "big gun writers" of the modern natural health and raw food movement. Each of these men advocated a predominantly uncooked vegetarian diet (though Walker allowed cheese and Bragg allowed occasional meat or fish), and each also advocated distilled water as the only kind of water to drink. It's amazing to me how blindly most health seekers follow the advice of the read more...
How To Prevent Deaths From E. Coli In Food
by: Nina Planck
FARMERS and food safety officials still have much to figure out about the recent spate of E. coli infections linked to raw spinach. So far, no particular stomachache has been traced to any particular farm irrigated by any particular river. There is also no evidence so far that Natural Selection Foods, the huge shipper implicated in the outbreak that packages salad greens under more than two dozen brands, including read more...
Why And How Microwave Cooking Causes Cancer
Paul Fassa
The fact that modern mainstream medicine can`t fathom a connection with microwaved foods to cancer is simple: Orthodox medicine thinks nutrition and diet have nothing to do with disease. It`s focused on germs and genes. Their intervention is based on man made drugs or surgical procedures. Check out hospital food as a partial confirmation of this philosophy. Mainstream MDs may agree that direct contact with microwave read more...
I'm Diabetic...So What Do I Eat?
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
The answer to this commonly asked question is not as difficult as many people make it out to be. Keep it simple. Cook at home and eat natural foods. Insulin production, blood sugar levels, and the types of foods a diabetic eats all play a large role in the management of diabetes. It is especially important that diabetics adhere to a healthy diet. Research has shown that several nutritional elements may be helpful in managing read more...
Why Is The Omega-3 In Fish Oil Different To The Omega-3 In Flax?
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
Fish oil or flaxseed oil? All sources of omega-3 fatty acids are NOT the same. You need heart healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids at every stage of life, but fish oil has an advantage over flax that you need to know about. Essential fatty acids are the fats that your body needs for good health but can’t produce on its own. They’re called essential because they are essential for good health but are not manufactured by your body. read more...
Importance of Healthy pH In the Body
by: www.recipesforlifewithdrbeth.com
The scale that is used for measuring the pH, or hydrogen ion concentration … is from 0 to 14, with 7 being the neutral point. Below 7 is acidic; above 7 is alkaline. The optimal ph of the body's fluids, such as the blood urine, is 7.4, slightly alkaline. Outside of this range … the body activity is no longer optimal and the metabolism is out of balance. The pH of the body is largely influenced by metabolic byproducts and our diet. read more...
Why It's Called The 'Practice Of Medicine'
by: Jay S. Cohen, MD
When I was growing up, people drank milk to heal their ulcers, my mother fed me a healthy breakfast of scrambled eggs, and teachers asked me to memorize the nine planets, starting with Mercury and ending with Pluto. All this was based on what we knew as science -- and the facts were the facts. Or were they? As time went on, scientists learned that ulcers were often caused by helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and read more...
Lose Weight Fast: Negative Calorie Foods
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Avoid Hunger: The roadblock to lose weight. The best way to fight hunger when trying to lose weight fast is with foods that use up more energy to digest than the calories they contain? These are known as negative calorie foods! The best solutions is to eat more "negative-calorie" foods help you feel full while increasing weight loss. These foods actually take more energy to digest than the calories (energy) they deliver to your body. read more...
Why You Need To Switch To Sea Salt!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Sodium is an essential mineral that our bodies require. Without it, our bodies develop deficiencies as it becomes chemically imbalanced. Our nervous system, muscles and the entire body eventually weaken.There are varieties of different kinds of salt from sea salt to white salt, but there is one that provides benefits to the body and it is known as, “Pink Himalayan Salt.” This salt has been found to contain many beneficial read more...
Lose Weight Without Feeling Like You Are STARVING!
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Here are the 3 food staples in the diet of someone who is going to lose weight successfully. 1. Water - Drink a 12 oz. glass of water when you get up, and 30 minutes to an hour before each meal. This is a proven weight loss method because it helps you feel full. ...AND foods high in water like celery, citrus, apples, berries and most green vegetables. Naturally low in calories but high in nutrients. 2. Fiber - Fiber naturally makes you feel read more...
Why You Should Not Eat GE (Genetically Engineered) GM (Genetically Modified) Foods
by: Jeffrey M. Smith
Before the Appleton Wisconsin high school replaced their cafeteria's processed foods with wholesome, nutritious food, the school was described as out-of-control. There were weapons violations, student disruptions, and a cop on duty full-time. After the change in school meals, the students were calm, focused, and orderly. There were no more weapons violations, and no suicides, expulsions, dropouts, or drug violations. The new diet read more...
Worst Foods List
by: Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Many of my articles focus on which foods to eat more of to obtain weight loss, so I wanted to be sure to also tell you which foods you should avoid at all costs. There are certain types of foods that are filled with sugar and fat which have zero nutritional value. These are often called empty calorie foods... or even junk food. Here are the foods you should always avoid if your goal is weight loss. White Bread - and anything else made read more...