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Magical Blender

Magical Blender

I happened upon an infomercial this morning regarding a super high powered popular blender.  Its claim to fame was that it pulverizes foods into SUPER foods, therefore, making the foods value increase ten-fold.  There were also testimonials from individuals who reduced their cholesterol, reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia, grew hair back faster after Chemotherapy and more… This company was attributing all these healing powers to their blender.  A blender made up of a blade with a plastic cup and a cord. (more…)

Other Carbohydrates

Other Carbohydrates

You’d think a food label would be pretty straight-forward: a list of what is in that food and how much of the listed ingredients are in it. Oh no, no. Food labels are also marketing ploys by the food manufacturing companies to fit the mold of their target market to increase profits. (more…)

What is a macronutrient based diet?

What is a macronutrient based diet?

Macronutrient based nutrition is beneficial because it focuses on a “formula” that people can easily understand and manage. When people eat all three macronutrients (protein + carbohydrates+ dietary fats) they are consuming all three pieces to the “puzzle” the body requires, eliciting a proper metabolic response. If a macronutrient is missing, the body does not receive the whole message and particular cellular responses do not take place, which is necessary for a desirable response. (more…)