The Importance of Caloric Density by Frederic Patenaude

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The Importance of Caloric Density by Frederic Patenaude

Caloric density is one of the most important concepts in health and weight loss.

It’s simply a value of how many calories are in a certain weight of food, either by pound or kilo.

If you eat foods with a low caloric density, you get full much faster because you have more volume to deal with, and more fiber to keep you full.

If you eat foods of high-caloric density, you tend to find it easier to consume more calories, and for some people this causes some issues for their waistline.

Study after study has shown that caloric density is the most important factor in making a diet work long-term.

Why?

Because if you eat foods of low caloric density, you get full much faster, and it’s incredibly difficult to overeat and gain unwanted weight.

For example, lettuce has a caloric density of only 100 calories per pound, while olive oil has 4000 calories per pound.

Now you’ll say… yeah, but nobody just eats olive oil!

Of course. But whenever you add olive oil to a food, you increase the overall caloric density significantly.

One famous study showed that when they fed a group of people the same food but without the added fat, people ate the same amount of food, but consumed fewer calories, and lost weight. But, the other group being fed the same food but with extra oil sneaked in gained weight. They were taking in extra calories without realizing it!

At the same time, if you add lettuce to any meal, you lower the caloric density.

That’s why they’ve found that when people had a large fat free salad or a big apple before their meal, they ate less at the meal and were able to lose weight.

All because of applying the concepts of caloric density.

It’s important to note that nobody can live on just vegetables, and that you’d get so hungry on a diet of just vegetables that you’d eventually break down and eat something else!

However, you do want your diet to contain plenty of raw vegetables, by weight.

The concept of caloric density applied to your overall system of eating is to look at the overall caloric density of your meals.
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The only way to prevent dental decay for life and reverse a bad situation is to take active control of your oral environment. Just eating less sugar does not address the root of the problem (although there are important nutritional steps you can take to make your teeth cavity-proof).

If you’d like to find out the exact method that I use to reverse and prevent dental problems, make sure to get the new edition of the program “How to Heal and Prevent Dental Disasters.”

In it, you will discover:

What you can do for your teeth if you already have decay above or below the gumline, pain, bleeding or loose teeth…

Why the dental industry on purpose wants you to come back for more visits with new problems to “fix” every time.

What to do if you lose a filling, chip or lose a tooth, etc.
And much more. Go to:

http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4900800

There’s a lot new in this 2016 version. You can get it at more than 50% off. This offer may end at any time!

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The program ”One Year of Raw Foods” features complete menu planners for every day of the year, and more resources to make this diet work.

This program features exactly what to eat, day by day, based on seasonal ingredients (no mangoes in January!), and a complete shopping list to help with your errands.

Check it out here as it is a great offer with lots of free extras!
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I want to let you know that Frederic’s book, “How to Eat Well for Under $100 a Month on a Plant-Based Diet” with the companion book is available now for $29.95 instead of the usual price of $47.

How to Eat Well for Under $100
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Coupon: MINDY100
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Other great deals on products offered by Frederic to my readers, are available for a limited time, so don’t delay:

Starter Kit
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Coupon: MINDYGOLDISSTARTER for 25% off
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Healthy Salad Dressings is available for $7 instead of $19.95
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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All Rights Reserved. Advice and recommendations given in this website or in personal consultation by phone, email, in-person, online coaching, or otherwise, is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk. You should see a qualified, licensed doctor before starting any skin care, nutritional, diet, stretching, and/or exercise program. Information presented on this website is not to be interpreted as kind of attempt to prescribe or practice medicine. These statements and information have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No product offerings are intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult with a competent, fully-informed medical professional or health practitioner when making decisions having to do with your health. You are advised to investigate and educate yourself about any health related actions and choices you make.

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Help People Get Healthy and Make A Living, Too! A Win-Win Combination!

Help People Get Healthy and Make A Living, Too! A Win-Win Combination!

If you are interested in getting any of the products or would like to learn how you can sell to others, please contact Gail: gail@facilitationfortransformation.com and mention in the email that you were referred by TheRawsomeVeganGal

From Gail: Below is the information you can share with people on kangen water. I have literally watched it heal people from major auto immune diseases, assist with weight loss and increased energy and it is also a beautiful way to make a living. Help people get healthy and help the environment avoid plastic water bottles. I have seen many many clients get better on this water from diabetes, heart disease, crohn’s, etc… Gail said this, too: I personally lost 10 lbs doing no other changes in diet and exercise. Below are some youtube videos you can watch to give you more info or for you to forward to others. If you know of any stay at home moms or sales people that are looking for additional income, please share this info with them and I will provide them with top notch FREE training on how to make 6 figures in their first year guaranteed. All that is required is a willingness to learn, work hard and follow step by step instructions. I will provide them with leads.

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A good one on kangen

How the basic unit works so see this youtube video that you can pass along to others

To see a full demo of the water, you can visit http://www.kangendemo.com. The formal website of the company is http://www.enagic.com.

There is also a daily conference call for 20 minutes at 3pm EDT and 9pm EDT where you can dial in and hear different speakers share their story on kangen. The dial in number is (605) 562-0020 and the pin # is 608621# so whenever you can, feel free to listen. You can share this number with your friends, co-workers and family.

Other products:

The Anespa shower head http://www.enagic.com/blog/tag/anespa/

And another on Ukon (tumeric suplement)

They also just came out with a new miniature model that is perfect for traveling, the K-8.

Reminder: The dial in number for the daily conference calls, which explain how this all works is at 12pm PDT/ 3pm EDT and 6pm PDT/9pm EDT:

(605) 562-0020 and the pin # is 608621# so whenever you can, please listen in. You can share this number with your family, friends and co-workers. You can even make selling kangen your full time job and bring in 6 figures within a few months and 7 figures within a few years!

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The Top 10 Blood Tests for Vegetarians (and Vegans) By Dr. J.E. Williams

Top 10 Blood Tests for Vegetarians by Dr. J. E. Williams

How do you make sure that your vegetarian (or vegan) diet is keeping you healthy?

First, you look at how you feel. That’s your subjective analysis.

Then, you should take a few blood tests every year to track some important health markers, and if necessary, make changes in your diet.

Today I want to share with you a resource that will answer a common question I get: “what blood tests should I get done?” But specifically for people eating a plant-based diet. This also applies to high-raw eaters who are not completely but mostly vegan, and that’s a lot of us!

But first, I want to highly endorse the program “The Complete Bloodtest Blueprint” by Kevin Gianni and Dr. J.E. Williams.

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The Top 10 Blood Tests for Vegetarians By Dr. J.E. Williams

Personally, I started my own personal experiment with vegetarianism and vegan lifestyle in 1972, and I also conceived and raised children as vegetarians (until they were pre-teen). I have 30 years of clinical experience in natural medicine, and for 25 years, I was a busy clinician in Southern California. Thus, I have earned my credentials and have seen it all.

I know through all of this that if you want to get your cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol) down to bare bones levels, go vegan. If you want to boost your folic acid and antioxidant levels to new heights, eat more plants. It is the same with reducing your risk for a heart attack to zero, and preventing many types of cancer. But, if you want to have strong vitamin B12 levels, and enough iron and albumin, vegetarians and vegans are vulnerable.

Today I want to discuss the basic laboratory tests most important for plant-based diets. Let’s look at the 10 most helpful ones for evaluating deficiencies and the consequences of not having adequate levels of certain nutrients.

1. CBC – Complete Blood Count with Differential and Platelets: This group of tests tells if you are anemic, immune deficient, or have an infection or allergies. Low RBC (red blood count), hemoglobin, and hematocrit are signs of anemia. The CBC helps determine your general health status. If have fatigue or weakness, or suspect an infection, this test can help determine what is the cause.

2. CMP – Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: The CMP is a group of 14 tests that provides information about the status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance, as well as of your blood sugar (glucose) and blood proteins (total protein, albumin, and globulin).

Abnormal results, especially combinations of abnormal results, indicate a problem that needs to be addressed. Total protein below 6.5 and albumin below 3.9 are signs of protein deficiency. Glucose (blood sugar) is also tested in this panel. It is uncommon for plant-based eaters to be diabetic. Some times, however, glucose can be too low, suggesting hypoglycemia.

3. Ferritin: This test helps assess iron stores in the body. It is useful in combination with an iron and TIBC to evaluate the severity of iron deficiency or overload.

4. Folic Acid: This test gives an idea of your level of folate. It is rarely low in plant-based diets. However, higher than normal levels, common in vegetarians and vegans, combined with low vitamin B12 levels, magnifies vitamin B deficiency in the body. The amount of folate inside the red blood cell (folate, RBC) may also be measured and is normally higher inside the cell than in the serum.

5. Homocysteine: An elevated homocysteine level helps determine B12 or folate deficiency. Elevated levels of homocysteine (above 10 micromoles/liter) are associated with atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) and suggest an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clot formation, and Alzheimer’s disease. I want my patients to be lower than 9 micromoles/liter and optimally less than 6 micromoles/liter.

6. Iron – total and TIBC (total iron binding capacity): Vegetarians can have adequate iron levels if they eat quantities of iron-containing vegetables and fruits, like spinach and raisins. However, raw vegans often show low levels of red blood cells and iron deficiency in their tests. Early iron deficiency causes no physical effects, so you may not know you levels are going down; but, as hemoglobin levels drop below 10 g per deciliter, things can get challenging. As the iron-deficiency progresses, symptoms begin to develop, including fatigue and tiredness, weakness, dizziness, and headaches. As iron reserves continue to be depleted, you can experience shortness of breath, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), drowsiness, and irritability.

7. Lipid Profile: This group of tests measures your blood fats (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides) to determine risk for coronary heart disease. Vegetarians typical have normal lipid profiles, but vegans may have cholesterol levels that are too low (less than 135 mg/dL). Cholesterol is essential for life. A waxy substance manufactured from raw materials supplied in the diet, it is used to produce hormones and cell membranes and is transported in the blood. Cholesterol is the primary building block for steroid hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and adequate levels are required for health.

8. MMA – Methylmalonic Acid, serum: MMA, along with homocysteine, help diagnose an early or mild B12 deficiency. If MMA and homocysteine levels are increased, then vitamin B12 deficiency may be present, indicating less available B12 at the tissue level. If only homocysteine is elevated, then folic acid may be low or not being metabolism properly. If MMA and homocysteine levels are normal, it is unlikely that there is a B12 deficiency.

9. Vitamin B12: Both B12 and folate are necessary for normal red blood cell formation, tissue and cellular repair, DNA synthesis, and for nerve health. A deficiency in either B12 or folate causes macrocytic anemia. Also called megaloblastic anemia, this type of anemia is characterized by the production of fewer – but larger – red blood cells called macrocytes, leading to fatigue, weakness, and all the other symptoms of anemia. If your levels are below 400 pg/mL, suspect B12 deficiency. I like my patients to be at least 600-900 pg/mL.

10. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy: This test determines vitamin D3 status. It tells if you are susceptible to bone weakness, bone malformation, or abnormal metabolism of calcium. Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and absorbed from the intestine like dietary fat, low-fat diets are prone to vitamin D deficiency. Also, people with conditions that interfere with fat absorption, such as cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and Celiac disease are not able to absorb enough Vitamin D.

Dr. Williams’ Suggested Panels for Vegetarians/Vegans

Complete Blood Count with Differential and Platelets
Comprehensive Chemistry/Metabolic Panel
Ferritin
Folic Acid
Homocysteine
Iron, total and IBC
Lipid Panel
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D3, 25 Hydroxy

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Can You Reverse Cavities? by Frederic Patenaude

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Can You Reverse Cavities? by Frederic Patenaude

I’ve heard different versions of the same story over and over again.

A sort of dental “disaster” story.

It happens to people who change their diet for raw foods, vegan, Paleo, etc. But it also happens to different people at various points in their lives.

It goes like this:

“I never had any problems with my teeth except a few cavities when I was a kid. Suddenly I got a bunch of cavities at once! And over the next few years: gum recession, sensitivity to cold/hot foods, enamel erosion, you name it!”

Or someone has “perfect” teeth for a while, but after months of gnawing teeth pain that gets worse, they see a dentist, only to discover that they have seven cavities, receded gums, chipping enamel, and all sorts of discoloration on their teeth.

Different details for different people, but it’s the same story over and over.

Sometimes the diet is to blame; sometimes it’s not.

It’s not that raw foods are “bad for your teeth”.

It’s just that raw foods are alive and filled with acids and natural sugar, which cariogenic bacteria love. It’s their fuel.

Cariogenic = cavity-causing. Not what we want thriving in our mouth.

To avoid and reverse those problems, it all just comes down to restoring the alkaline balance and leaving your body’s natural abilities to regulate and work their magic.

If your mouth PH is alkaline and there aren’t much cavity-causing bacteria to cause problems, you can be eating sugar all day and your pearly whites will be just fine.

Can you reverse cavities without needing filling?

In many cases, the answer is yes!

It happened to me, as it happened to many others.

In fact, a recent study was published in an Australian dentistry journal in December 2015. They showed that 50% of dental fillings were unnecessary because many dental decay cases do not require them.

They wrote:
“A tooth should be only be drilled and filled where an actual hole-in-the-tooth (cavity) is already evident.”

When you learn how to create a healthy state in your mouth, miracles can happen.

Cavities can be stopped dead in their tracks. You’ll avoid some of the worst consequences of dental problems. Your body can heal itself — so can your teeth!

Of course, dental repairs are sometimes necessary. But why not deal with the ROOT of the problem and put your mouth in an alkaline state, with the right mineral balance — where your teeth can start getting stronger, your gums healthier, and only then do the repairs that are needed?

Don’t give up your health independence and rely on dentists to take care of your teeth! Do it yourself and you’ll have healthy, clean, beautiful teeth for a lifetime.

We’re excited about the second edition of our program “How to Heal and Prevent Dental Disasters.”

It’s on sale this weekend only! Check it out here.

In addition to the core of the program, the new version includes a lot of new material, including:

The Top 20 Dental Health Mistakes – If you’re not making progress, it’s probably because you’re making one of these 20 mistakes.
How to Make Your Own Mouthwash and Toothpaste Replacement – A complete how-to manual on how to make healthier and more effective mouthwashes and toothpaste replacements at a fraction of the cost!
Recommended Dental Health Products – An exhaustive look at the best (and worst) dental hygiene products on the market, and which ones to use.
The Method: a printable reminder sheet of the different daily steps to take, depending on your goals, to reverse most dental problems!
New nutritional information how to avoid common mistakes that lead to an acid saliva PH
How to get cavity-resistant teeth with two simple dietary changes – Key deficiencies that most people overlook
And much more
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Here are the deals from Frederic:

The only way to prevent dental decay for life and reverse a bad situation is to take active control of your oral environment. Just eating less sugar does not address the root of the problem (although there are important nutritional steps you can take to make your teeth cavity-proof).

If you’d like to find out the exact method that I use to reverse and prevent dental problems, make sure to get the new edition of the program “How to Heal and Prevent Dental Disasters.”

In it, you will discover:

What you can do for your teeth if you already have decay above or below the gumline, pain, bleeding or loose teeth…

Why the dental industry on purpose wants you to come back for more visits with new problems to “fix” every time.

What to do if you lose a filling, chip or lose a tooth, etc.
And much more. Go to:

http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4900800

There’s a lot new in this 2016 version. You can get it at more than 50% off. This offer may end at any time!

http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4900800
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To order B12 patches, go to:
http://www.mcssl.com/app/?Clk=5509946

For all the store products, go to:
http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1652160

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The program ”One Year of Raw Foods” features complete menu planners for every day of the year, and more resources to make this diet work.

This program features exactly what to eat, day by day, based on seasonal ingredients (no mangoes in January!), and a complete shopping list to help with your errands.

Check it out here as it is a great offer with lots of free extras!
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4900803
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I want to let you know that Frederic’s book, “How to Eat Well for Under $100 a Month on a Plant-Based Diet” with the companion book is available now for $29.95 instead of the usual price of $47.

How to Eat Well for Under $100
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4900783

Coupon: MINDY100
$29.95 instead of $47

Other great deals on products offered by Frederic to my readers, are available for a limited time, so don’t delay:

Starter Kit
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=3923008
Coupon: MINDYGOLDISSTARTER for 25% off
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Healthy Salad Dressings is available for $7 instead of $19.95
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=4847273

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All Rights Reserved. Advice and recommendations given in this website or in personal consultation by phone, email, in-person, online coaching, or otherwise, is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk. You should see a qualified, licensed doctor before starting any skin care, nutritional, diet, stretching, and/or exercise program. Information presented on this website is not to be interpreted as kind of attempt to prescribe or practice medicine. These statements and information have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No product offerings are intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult with a competent, fully-informed medical professional or health practitioner when making decisions having to do with your health. You are advised to investigate and educate yourself about any health related actions and choices you make.

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99 Things YOU Can Do To Make The World A Greener Place to Be! by Tera Warner

99 Things YOU Can Do To Make The World A Greener Place to Be! by Tera Warner

1. Recycle paper and plastics, and inform yourself about local recycling
regulations so you can reduce your waste as much as possible.

2. Buy e-books and e-programs as much as possible.

3. Bring your own bags to the grocery store, and if you forget, take paper
instead of plastic, which is easier to recycle! Most grocery stores now
offer re-usable bags you can purchase at the counter for $1!

4. Shop at second hand stores and make it an adventure! Especially childrens
clothing which tends to be outgrown while the clothes themselves are in good
shape.

5. Shop close to home and support local merchants and locally produced foods
as much as possible

6. Take public transport.

7. Walk, jog, ride a bike, skip or hop instead of taking a car.

8. Turn lights OFF when you leave a room.

9. Take shorter showers.

10. Eat more vegetables.

11. Install a reduced-flow shower head.

12. Clean your fridge coils for better productivity.

13. Visit your local library. There are loads of resources available at
local libraries and in this modern age these resources are entirely
underused!

14. Take the stairs!

15. Buy bamboo based products for housing and clothing.

16. Stop water flow when you’re washing dishes, teeth, etc.

17. Unplug electronics and appliances when not using them. (Many people
don’t realize that even things like cell phone chargers are consuming power
when not being used. Keep your sockets empty when not in use and reduce,
reduce, reduce!)

18. Wash clothes in cold water.

19. Check your tire’s air pressure.

20. Buy recycled paper products. (Post-consumer recycled paper requires 44%
less energy to produce, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37% and
producing 48% less

21. Cut down on solid waste. Look for post-consumer recycled fiber file
folders as well.

22. Swtich to recycled toilet paper. (We can save 5 million trees and 17,000
garbage trucks full of waste by replacing just one 12-roll pack in every
household with tissue made from recycled paper.

23. Get a DivaCup instead of standard feminine hygiene products.

24. Print on both sides of paper.

25. If you bake, open the oven after to heat your home.

26. Buy organic fruits and vegetables, and support sustainable farming as much as possible.

27. Register for Green Energy with your city.

28. Drive under 60mph.

29. Compost! Worms are neat!

30. Use less garbage bags.

31. Steer clear of pesticides on your lawn or garden, and even put a little
bug picture or sign stating that you don’t use these things so that others
will be inspired to follow suit.

32. Give your car a tune-up, so it drives more efficiently.

33. Convert your car to vegetable-oil based fuel!

34. Avoid buying things in dollar stores that are made for instant disposal.

35. Offer gifts that come from the heart. Natural crafts, homemade cards, or
wild flowers, love letter.

36. Announce to your family that gifts will be from the heart this year!

37. Seal your home. In the winter, some people put plastic along the windows
to better insulate the house.

38. Eat foods in season and as locally grown as possible.

39. Start an eco-challenge!

40. Sign up for online, paperless banking and paperless statements from
phone companies, etc.

41. Cancel phone book delivery.

42. Install a ceiling fan to promote heat circulation.

43. Use energy-efficient light bulbs.

44. Support conservation agencies and donate to a green cause! We love
Greenpeace!

45. Use a power strip (when in the “off” position, they don’t consume
energy.)

46. Don’t charge your cell phone overnight.

47. Get involved in green politics.

48. Use a push lawn mower.

49. Buy plants, lots of them!

50. Grow indoor sprout gardens.

51. Buy products made from recycled materials.

52. Support eco-sensitive home decorations. Go for water-based and low toxic
paints.

53. Go bulk, and bring your own container when you refill on soaps,
detergents, etc.

54. When moving, pillage the local supermarkets and liquor stores for boxes
instead of buying moving boxes.

55. Plant a garden, even an indoor herb garden! Anything!

56. Buy glass storage containers for food, instead of plastic, or even
better, use old jars from pasta sauce (grab them off your neighbors if you
don’t use them yourself!)

57. Rewash your Ziploc bags, if you use them.

58. Regularly do the fridge tour to reduce unnecessary waste of fruits and
vegetables. Better yet, meal plan and buy accordingly.

59. Use rechargeable batteries.

60. Bring a lunch in reusable containers.

61. Avoid buying food with excessive packaging by buying fresh as much as
possible.

62. Fix those drippy taps which can waste up to 50L of water per day.

63. Donate clothes, furniture, extra paint, etc. to charity.

64. Support organic cotton designers and ecologically conscious, ethical
fashion!

65. The fuller your freezer the less energy it uses. Freeze those extra
bananas!

66. Spend more time outside. (So you remember what we’re trying to protect!)

67. Install dimmer switches in your home.

68. Use organic beauty products.

69. Carpool.

70. Never leave your car idling.

71. Go vegetarian or vegan. If you do feel best with meat in your diet,
support organic or ethical-ecological meat producers.

72. Use aromatherapy, instead of synthetics for perfume and body care.

73. Trade: ebay.com, craigslist.org, freecycle.org

74. Use concentrated, biodegradable and ecologically friendly soaps.

75. Pick up litter when you see it.

76. Find a Green Mutual Fund.

77. Buy fresh and dried herbs in bulk to make your herbal teas, or better
yet, grow them yourself in pots in your house.

78. Investigate eco-architecture and sustainable housing.

79. Use toxin-free traps if you’ve got critters.

80. Climb a mountain and look out at the world. Hold a vision of a
civilization without war, criminality or insanity. Think green thoughts!

81. Go LCD: An LCD flat panel uses as little as a third of the electricity
of conventional tube-based models, saving you on power bill the equivalent
of leaving a 50- watt bulb on all year. LCD’s use half as much energy as
plasma TV’s.

82. Cook less. Eat more raw food meals and keep your food choices as local
as possible.

83. Hang your clothes to dry!

84. Use greener cleaning products. Good ol’ baking soda with a splash of
essential oils goes a long way!

85. Avoid buying dry-clean only clothes. If you do dry-clean: bring your own
garment bag and find a green dry-cleaner.

86. Skip the dry cycle on your dishwasher, or wash by hand.

87. Shut your computer down for the weekend. Just turn that thing OFF!

88. Go veggie oil for your car!

89. Join a food co-op. Did I say “co-op”? That’s the secret word:
co-operation. It’s the only way we really can make a difference out there is
when we work together to make things go right!

90. Buy used books or join a book-swapping club.

91. Avoid buying plastic water bottles and get your own re-usable water jug!
http://www.greenpowerjug.com

92. Remove your name from junk mail lists.

93. Avoid Styrofoam peanuts and use shredded paper, instead.

94. Avoid packaged supplements, buy the real thing in fruit and veggie
markets.

95. Install Energy-Efficient, double-pane windows

96. If you have a pet, buy organic pet food.

97. Buy energy efficient appliances.

98. Recycle your electronics. Anything with a screen: computers, cellphones,
etc. Electronicrecyclers.com

99. Make your own baby food! All those little glass jars and containers make
for an enormous amount of energy consumption.

Remember to print this list and put it in a place where you will constantly be reminded to implement more and more conscious choices about your consumption.

Oh, and just for the sake of even numbers:

100: Skip the wrapping paper and excessive ribbons. Find a roll of recycled
paper. use old magazines and newspapers and get creative when wrapping your
consumer-conscious gifts this year!

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Making Health a Priority by Frederic Patenaude

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Making Health a Priority by Frederic Patenaude

What does it mean to “make health a priority?”

I often hear in different situations that health is the most important thing in life.

People often say, “Health is number one because, without it, nothing in life is fun or enjoyable.”

I think most people will agree that health should be a priority, but in reality, won’t live by this principle.

I say that because the people I often hear making that statement don’t make significant efforts in taking care of their health. Perhaps “making health a priority” means going to the doctor for checkups and hoping for the best.

When you look at the facts, we have to admit that health is rarely our priority.

Here are some examples:

Most smokers continue smoking even though it is destroying their health. The pain of quitting and the pleasure they get from smoking are more important than the distant thought of living a longer life.
The vast majority of people, when survey, think they eat a very healthy diet. But what’s on their plate and the results in their weight and health tells a different story.
Most people don’t exercise enough, even though they know it’s important for their long-term health. However, they find plenty of time for other activities such as watching TV.
I’m not saying that I’m perfect myself and that I expect anyone to be. But I think there’s a big difference between what we say and what we do.

We say health is the most important thing. But our actions show that we value other things more, such as pleasure, convenience, etc.

To stay healthy, we have to do a few things:

1) First, we have to believe that health should be a priority — above other considerations like money, leisure, and “trying to fit in.”

2) Second, we have to believe that we have the power to be healthy. That it’s not about “luck” or “genes” but the daily actions we take. Seeing the doctor on a regular basis is NOT prevention.

3) Finally, we have to make healthy a priority most of the time. It doesn’t need to be 100% of the time. But you have to find that sweet spot where the occasional indulgence is truly occasional — where you’re getting the results you want.

How to Make Health a Priority

Here are some practical ways to truly mean it when you say you will make health a priority. Those willing to go the extra mile will reap the rewards!

It won’t always be easy. But if you believe that health should be a priority and that you have the power to keep yourself healthy by your daily actions, then you’ll make it happen!

1. Not falling for the excuse “I don’t have time.”

I didn’t understand when people said that they ate Kraft Dinner because they “didn’t have the time.” It probably takes more time to cook Kraft Dinner than it does to open a can of organic beans, dice an avocado and add it to a salad, topped with seasonings or dressing.

Maybe you don’t always have time to shop. In this case, you should always keep a few foods that are both healthy and easy to fix for those time when you truly “don’t have the time.”

For example, I keep organic canned beans, pre-cooked rice or quinoa packages, and frozen vegetables, among other things, for those times.
At work and in my car, I keep Lara Bars, or nuts and dried fruits.
Think ahead! The problem is rarely a lack of time, but poor organization.

2. Find the time to exercise

Exercise is a different beast. It takes not only time but actual physical energy. And this is where most of us fall short. In reality, the problem is not time, but motivation. That’s why you have to find a program that you’re motivated about — and in this way everyone is different.

I realized that I did not do so well with self-motivation when it came to exercise. With food, I’m okay doing everything on my own. But with fitness, I need coaching. So I found an excellent gym that offers this service — with people that are very knowledgeable and that I trust. (This took some researching!).

You have to find an exercise routine that you enjoy and stick with it.
Don’t fall for the idea that “it’s too late to work out — I won’t fall asleep” — as research recently debunked that one. (Bottom line: we sleep better no matter when we exercise!).

3. Don’t keep unhealthy foods at home

There are times when I would eat something unhealthy if it were easily available. But I don’t keep anything unhealthy at home, so it makes it a lot more inconvenient to fall for a craving. Not keeping unhealthy foods in the house is one of the most important ways to make health a priority!

4. Spend on your health

It’s funny how much we say that health is a priority but how little we spend on health, such as organic food and fitness coaching. Most people consider hiring a fitness coach a luxury but consider cable TV or smartphones essential.

In Western countries and especially in America, we spend the smallest percentage of our salary on food compared to other nations in the world.
We spend more on health care than ever before — which should instead be called “disease care.”

I’m not implying that eating healthy is necessarily expensive. But it’s funny how people won’t buy a banana at an airport because it costs one dollar, however, won’t hesitate to spend $7 on a latte and a muffin (i.e. cake) at a coffee shop.

Be willing to invest in your health. If it’s truly a priority, then that means there should be a budget devoted to your self-care. Are there some areas where you could cut down on unnecessary items? Maybe fitness coaching or meal plans is what you need to take your health to the next level. If so, spending on this might make more sense than on vacation to Hawaii.

5. Learn to say “no” often!

I once heard a person who had successfully lost a lot of weight and maintained their success long-term say that the secret was “saying no.”
Saying “no thanks” to food at the office — like donuts brought in by co-workers.
Saying “no thanks” to seconds.
Saying “no thanks” to dessert.
Saying “no thanks” to that third glass of wine.
There are times when saying yes makes sense. But to get there, we have to learn to say no!

6. Creating Your Personal Rules

Making decisions is tiresome. It’s best to know in advance how you’re going to react in certain situations before those situations occur!
Have a strategy for what you’re going to order at a restaurant in such a situation.

Work out social problems in advance.

If you allow yourself some indulgences, like drinking, decide in advance how that will fit into your life. Perhaps you have a simple rule, like never drinking during the week, or a maximum number of drinks.

Create your rule and stick to them! This strategy puts you in full control of your destiny.

The secret to making your health a priority is no secret at all… Make it a priority!

Tim Ferriss, someone I rarely quote when it comes to health, says something I think is worth considering:

“If I sleep poorly and have an early morning meeting, I’ll cancel the meeting last-minute if needed and catch up on sleep. If I’ve missed a workout and have a con-call coming up in 30 minutes? Same. Late-night birthday party with a close friend? Not unless I can sleep in the next morning. In practice, strictly making health #1 has real social and business ramifications. That’s a price I’ve realized I MUST be fine paying, or I could lose weeks or months to sickness or fatigue. Making health #1 50% of the time doesn’t work. It’s absolute — all or nothing. If it’s #1 50% of the time, you’ll compromise precisely when it’s most important.”
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Tips on How to Avoid Gluten without Going Crazy by Herbal Papaya

Tips on How to Avoid Gluten without Going Crazy by Herbal Papaya
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Gluten can be a hard thing to kick from your diet, read these quick tips to help you on your gluten-free journey!

More and more people these days are becoming intolerant to gluten, Celiacs, or simply avoiding gluten for their own dietary reasons. Gluten, however, can be a hard thing to kick, especially when you’ve been raised with having bread products with every meal.

Toast for breakfast – nope. Burger for lunch – no bun please. Garlic bread with your Italian dinner – so hard to resist. Believe us, we’re addicted to bagels and pizza just as much as the next person, so we can feel your pain.

As is usually the case when the consumer market changes so drastically as it has with gluten, the food producers have obliged with making progress in better and a greater variety of non-gluten products for everyone to enjoy.

There’s still a long way to go, but non-gluten products have at least come further than what they were when we were growing up – anyone else try rock-hard, flavorless, tiny sized gluten-free bread a decade ago?

Besides the greater presence of gluten-free products out there, there is a whole community now that supports the gluten-free diet. It can be overwhelming when you first cut out gluten, and now there are so many tips and articles to read to help you transition. There are a ton of foods out there that you may have never known had gluten in them until recently.

In an effort to help anyone who is currently gluten-free or who is looking to cut out more gluten from their diet, we wanted to put together a quick list of tips to follow to help avoid gluten without going crazy. We hope you get some use out of it!

Cook/bake your own food

The easiest way to avoid gluten is by cooking and baking your own food. You know exactly what is going into what you’re eating because you’re the one putting the ingredients into your food. If you’re extremely sensitive to gluten, this could be a good option to focus on.

And hey, you get to learn or improve on a new skill that makes new friends easily! And you get to show how yummy gluten-free food can be to your friends and family.

Bring snacks or toppings when going out to eat

Sometimes it can be hard eating out, especially if you’re a Celiac and you can get sick with even a trace of gluten.

To prevent this from happening, bring your own snacks and/or toppings when going out to eat. That way you won’t go hungry and you always have a back-up plan if you don’t see anything that would work for you to eat on the menu (or you don’t trust that there hasn’t been cross-contamination in the kitchen).

The same idea works for toppings – example: if you enjoy salads and love croutons – bring your own gluten-free version as a topping.

Check your medication

Check with your pharmacist about what is exactly in any medication you’re taking – surprisingly, a lot of medications contain the same protein that is in wheat, rye, and barley (as does a lot of mouthwash).

Gain a new perspective

Instead of moping around about the loss of enjoying your favorite wheat-based foods, celebrate the fact that this could be a wonderful new way to start implementing a healthier diet into your life.

Sure pizza may be a no-go for you now, but the fact that you can now eat healthy whole grains, like brown rice, corn, and quinoa will likely help improve your mood and your body will be strong and healthy. It only take a new perspective to change your thoughts about getting rid of gluten!

Be vigilant about reading labels

Even the products that you’ve used in the past can change their ingredients without notice, make sure to double check all ingredients on the packaged foods you buy at the grocery store to prevent doses of gluten from getting into your diet.

Popular packaged foods that usually include gluten can be pre-made broths, rice mixes, pasta sauces, and soy sauce, although there are many others out there too. Do your research, find trigger ingredient names that point to gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, Kamut®, etc), and avoid those. Easy peasy.

Use gluten-free substitutes

Bummed that you can no longer eat your favorite pasta dish or have donuts for breakfast? Chances are there is now a gluten-free version of those food items! Almost every food that traditionally has gluten in it, now has gluten-free alternatives.

Sure, they may not taste exactly like your favorite gluten food, but at least it’s something, right? And, similar to how much dairy-free and vegan food alternatives have progressed (vegan cheese anyone? yum!), gluten-free alternatives are only getting better in terms of their tastiness.

This goes for when you’re cooking/baking your own food as well – there are plenty of options these days for cooking with gluten-free ingredients, even for cakes and pastries!

Remember foods that are naturally gluten-free

And remember, you don’t have to find alternatives for everything, there are plenty of foods that are gluten-free friendly out there.

Fresh fruit and veggies, quinoa, teff, amaranth, polenta, buckwheat, corn, millet, and tapioca are all gluten-free, start using them as the base of your meals and get rid of the bread at every meal mindset.

Yes, some alcoholic drinks have gluten, too

Beer drinker? You may be sad to remember that beer is often times made from malted barley or wheat. There are more breweries these days that are offering at least one gluten-free beer to their customers, but there’s still a long way to go in the beer industry for the gluten intolerant.

If you don’t want to give up alcohol completely, there are plenty of alternative routes you can take while still avoiding gluten. These generally include cider, wine, sherry, spirits, port, and liqueurs.

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