Superfood Flaxseed – A Powerful Antioxidant that Fights Disease

Credit: Getty Images Flaxseed Why it’s super: Not only does flaxseed lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack, but it is also a rich source of lignan, a powerful antioxidant that may be a powerful ally against disease and certain cancers, especially breast cancer. Just 2 tablespoons of ground seeds (which are…

Good Nutrition for Battling Cancer By Jillian McKee

Good Nutrition for Battling Cancer By Jillian McKee Cancer and its treatments place an incredible strain on your body whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are in remission. Therefore, it is important that you maintain good nutrition in order to combat symptoms and increase your odds of long-term survival. Numerous scientific studies have found a…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

Using Flax Seed Meal as an Egg Substitute

Substituting Flax Seed Meal for Eggs  Flax seeds come in 2 basic varieties, brown and golden both types are wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Try your best to get flax into your daily routine as the health benefits are quite remarkable.  Flax meal can be used to supplement your diet used as a topping…

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery A critical genetic variation rules our ability to make essential omega-3s from plant foods; this may explain why rates of disease vary by ethnicity and diet by Craig Weatherby A landmark study shows that people’ genetic profiles greatly influence the impact of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids they consume.   The…

Omega-3s & Alzheimer’s

May 3, 2012 Omega-3s May Purge Alzheimer’s Plaque Diets rich in fish fats linked to lower blood levels of the brain-plaque proteins associated with Alzheimer’s by Craig Weatherby The idea that omega-3s from fish support brain health in middle-aged and older adults … even in younger people … keeps on accumulating evidence.   For example,…

Beet, Sunflower & Radish Salad w/ Agave Flax Dressing

Beet, Kale & Radish Salad w/ Agave Flax Dressing  Time: 20 Minutes if steaming beets fresh – 10 Minutes or less if shredding beets raw Yield: 6 Servings (11 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 Bunch Organic Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1 Organic Tomato, chopped 1 Cup Organic Carrots, Shredded 1/4…

Golden Flax Yogurt w/ Agave

Golden Flax Yogurt w/ Agave Time: 2 minutes (after soaking flax overnight) Yield: 1 Serving (3 Item Recipe) Ingredients: Organic Golden Roasted Flax, whole seed (I used the Trader Joe’s Brand in this recipe) Organic Plain Low Fat Yogurt Organic Agave Directions: The first step is to get your golden flax seed out. I would…

Flax Seed

Flax seed is amazingly nutritious especially for being such a tiny seed.  Fiber, Lignans & Omega 3‘s are what make these seeds so special.  Flax are filled with vitamins and minerals while also providing antioxidants. Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and…

Healthy Glowing Skin For All Ages

Many foods can provide that fresh, healthy, and glowing look by delivering nutrients to the skin.  Increase these foods in your diet and you too will have that healthy glow.  The top foods for Glowing Skin and a Healthy Complexion are: Organic Carrots, Oranges, Cucumbers, White Tea, and Blueberries, Asparagus, Lemon, Alkalized Water, Cantaloupe, spinach…