Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: animal health, animals, cat food, dog food, natural diets, nutrition, Pet food, pet health, pet nutrition, vegan diet, vegan food, veganism, vegans (Natural News) Vegan diets are increasingly popular among humans, but is the environmentally conscious and cruelty-free way of eating appropriate for pets? Activists say that pet food is an environmental disaster, especially now that so many pet owners are interested in feeding their dogs and cats a biologically appropriate diet. On the surface, the idea of feeding them a vegan diet may seem like a great option: It sounds healthy enough, and is touted as a more earth-friendly approach to eating, for both humans and pets. But for many dogs and cats, a plant-based diet is often less than ideal, unless the diet is executed with extreme precision. Vegan diets for beloved cats and dogs are growing in popularity, especially now that pet food manufacturers are trying to push the next big … [Read more...] about How safe are vegan diets for your pet dogs and cats?
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Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 8:30 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 Dear Abby: I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing results. My dad’s side of the family is Italian, and a huge part of the culture is food. During celebrations, it’s considered offensive to refuse food, and my family has always looked down on diets. If a family member is on one, they’ll argue that it’s a special occasion and it’s only for one day. Abby, I’m exhausted at family gatherings. If I try to turn something down, I get attacked because “Grandma made it,” or “It’s your favorite and we made it for you.” I have tried explaining to them that I don’t want them to alter their dinner arrangements to accommodate me, but I should be allowed to forgo eating foods that will make me feel like a zombie. They just … [Read more...] about Abby: Food-loving family has no exception for diet
Sunday, July 01, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: bad diets, badfood, badhealth, cotton ball diet, dangerous diets, dieting, Diets, fad diet, fad diets, good diet, Keto, keto diet, ketogenic, low fat diet, low-carb, nutrition, paleo, safe diet, stupid, toxic diets (Natural News) How do you go from bad to worse quickly when trying to lose weight? Just go on YouTube and watch videos of popular diets, without doing any research or consulting a nutritionist. It’s even getting tougher to trust medical doctors and dietitians these days, as many of them are pushing chemical-based pharmaceuticals and even saying good things about insane diet fads that simply should never be tried. You know the saying, “there’s safety in numbers,” right? Well, forget it. Just because something is popular on social media or because some celebrities swear by it, that doesn’t mean you should try it. Let’s take a look at the top five fad diets that can lead your health right off … [Read more...] about The 5 WORST diet fads that DUPED American consumers
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: alternative medicine, bacteria, blood glucose, blood sugar, diabetes, diabetes mellitus, diabetics, goodfood, herbal medicine, moringa, moringa leaves, Moringa oleifera, natural cures, plant cures, plant medicine, remedies, research, science, supplements (Natural News) Moringa oleifera (commonly known as moringa) is widely known for its numerous health benefits. In fact, a lot of studies have associated the consumption of moringa to the treatment of various health conditions, including diabetes. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it has been found that consuming moringa leaf powder could be beneficial for diabetics. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, looked at the effects of moringa leaf powder on glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, corporal weight, and predominant groups of microbiota in alloxan-induced hyperglycemic … [Read more...] about Diet for diabetes: Consume more moringa!
The ketogenic diet has proven effective in weight management, but studies also demonstrate a variety of health benefits in addition to weight loss. For competitive athletes especially, the keto diet can help increase energy levels and improve brain function — enhancing performance both on and off the playing field. While dietary needs vary across gender, sport, and individual athlete, the keto diet has real advantages for performance athletes. When athletes burn ketones instead of glucose, they experience increased cognitive and physical performance. The brain operates better on ketones versus glucose from sugar or carbs, leading to heightened levels of concentration and longer periods of focus. Physically, keto-adaptation — the body’s transition to burning fat instead of glucose for energy — improves aerobic and anaerobic exercise capacity in athletes. The keto diet minimizes the breakdown of lean muscle tissue and increases the body’s ability to maintain … [Read more...] about Keto Diet for Performance Athletes