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Category Archives: Health care

Vitamin D is Essential

Vitamin D: Essential for Health and Proper Weight.

We will explore the 3 reasons why most Americans are deficient in vitamin D and the 5 things you must do to raise your vitamin D to healthy levels.

Healthy levels of vitamin D help us fight disease by increasing calcium absorption, by protecting bone, and improving muscle function including your heart. Healthy vitamin D levels also help boost weight loss by being an essential part of a healthy metabolism that can burn fat as needed. Vitamin D also helps to prevent depression. Some of the best food sources a vitamin D would be fatty fish. It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D and the World Health Organization has claimed that if every person on the planet consumed just 1000 international units of vitamin D each day, the mortality age would increase by two years per person.

The Benefits of Healthy & Delicious Dark Cocoa or Chocolate

This is an update as there has been much research in the last couple years on the benefits of cocoa. Cocoa is chocolate before sugar or dairy products are added. As we have expressed multiple times, if chocolate is 60 to 80% cocoa and the first ingredient is not sugar, it qualifies as being high quality cocoa.  Much of this research has been done by the Taube Center for the Aging Brain at Columbia University. Research has shown a 14% increase in memory in just 12 weeks mainly due to the increased flavonoids in cocoa which can help you recall current and old memories.

Dr. Hoody's Rule of 3s

Doctor Hoody’s Secret Diet to Survive the Modern World – The Rule of Threes

Our planet, our environment and our lifestyles have changed. Today there are over 82,000 certified synthetic toxic chemicals legally released into our environment every day. We have access to food 24 hours a day, which humans have never had. The result has been detrimental to our health. For the first time in human history more of us die from obesity than starvation.

Our diets must be reimagined. A diet that enables the body to build, rebuild and adapt in a healthy way is not the diet that most of us eat. Yet there is a simple guideline to follow for a healthy diet that will help us meet the challenges of today. It is my The Rule of Threes.

If we do nothing else but adopt my Rule of Threes, we can change the trajectory of humanity towards a healthier, happier, and active lifestyle. My Rule of Three Diet simply consists of 3 times more vegetables than proteins, and 3 times more protein than grains (including root vegetables). This is a diet that doesn’t require counting calories or relying on supplements. It is easy and will reset your metabolism and help you lose weight.

Portobello Mushroom Bun with Grass-fed beef burger

Image by Flora & Vino

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this healthy bunless burger!

Portobello Mushroom Bun Burgers with Guacamole is a delicious, nutritious, bread-free, and low-cal burger recipe. Check out the ingredients and you will see that BBQ can be healthy.

Grass fed beef has 5x the omega-3 fats as grain fed beef and 2x the amount of linoleic acid, an active antioxidant. How cows are fed affects their nutritional value.

Eating a lot of bread can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. We substituted bread with Portobello mushrooms, which are high in fiber, antioxidant and contain anti-inflammatory properties, but still have great taste due to their fat content. And 73% of that fat is the healthy monounsaturated type.

Use organic eggs when cooking. The extra cost is minimal, but the difference is tremendous. Each egg contains all the ingredients to make a complete full-grown chicken. That is the definition of whole food.

Avocado garnish is high in fiber, vitamin C, foliate and potassium. Onions are anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, have antioxidant properties and are high in vitamin C. Garlic has long been known to lower high blood pressure.

Why Sugar, Cheese And Fast Food Are More Addictive Than Heroin

By Dr. Steve Hoody from Healthier2gether

Why is weight loss so hard? Junk food is easier to find and more immediately rewarding than even hard drugs. Cookies could be even more addictive than heroin.

Studies reveal the shocking power of sweetness. Human subjects were asked to push a button as soon as they sensed a hit of sugar placed upon their tongues. Their reactions were almost instantaneous — a fraction of a second after the sugar landed on their tongues, they sensed it.

“The smoke from cigarettes takes ten seconds to stir the brain, but a touch of sugar on the tongue will do so in a little more than half a second,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss writes in his new book “Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.” “That’s nearly twenty times faster than cigarettes.”

“Not only can food be as addictive as cigarettes, alcohol, and some drugs,” he said. “But in some way even more so.”