Destiny shares her recipe for the best fat bombs she ’ s ever had: Strawberry Cheesecake
Destany shared her recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs in the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Facebook page, re-posted here. People have gone wild for them! “These were THE BEST fat bombs I’ve ever made: Strawberry Cheesecake! “One of the hardest parts in the beginning of this WOE (way of eating) is consuming enough fat. After years of being taught ‘fat is bad’ it can be difficult to UN-learn that. “I eat a couple for breakfast, 1 between lunch and dinner, and another before bed. Sunday is always a good day to prep for the week!” Destany shared her recipe: 1 block cream che...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open fat blaster fat bomb Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

7 Foods That May Help Your Productivity
You're reading 7 Foods That May Help Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Food is fuel to your productivity. Understanding this should revolutionize the way we eat. How often do you ask yourself  “Am I eating what my body needs, or what my tastebuds want?”   When it comes to achieving productivity in your workday, the importance of eating well cannot be overemphasized. Here are 7 suggestions for healthy meals/snacks to improve your health and productivity at the...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: featured productivity tips food for brain food for the mind Source Type: blogs

Phytonutrients: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow
Did you know that adding color to your meals will help you live a longer, healthier life? Colorful fruits and vegetables can paint a beautiful picture of health because they contain phytonutrients, compounds that give plants their rich colors as well as their distinctive tastes and aromas. Phytonutrients also strengthen a plant’s immune system. They protect the plant from threats in their natural environment such as disease and excessive sun. When humans eat plant foods, phytonutrients protect us from chronic diseases. Phytonutrients have potent anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects. And epidemiological research...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Allotment Life, hashtag: #AllotmentLife
Some of the more astute among you may have spotted the occasional recent allusion to our acquisition of an allotment…well half an allotment to be precise, with a shed. For years, we had been toying with the idea of taking on an allotment, the site is just five minutes walk from our house, it’s almost a peppercorn rent, and it’s safe from the dog digging up seedlings and eating the veg. So, back in February, I contacted the chair of the local charity that manages the allotments and as spring rolled on, got a reply from the trustee in charge of assigning them. We took a look at a possible “quarter&r...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: AllotmentLife Source Type: blogs

Healthy, wholesome easy lunches
Just the idea of packing a lunch elicits a stress response in so many of us. Maybe we’re packing lunch for our kids, maybe it’s for us, but the pressure is on to create a simple yet satisfying, healthy yet hearty, easily transportable meal. This seemingly impossible task is daunting to many people. So much easier to rely on the school cafeteria, lunch trucks, and takeout, right? Wrong! Let us consider the short- and long-term effects of poor choices at lunchtime. Yes, the school cafeteria may offer some healthy-ish options. I can count on my kids not to choose any of them. Likewise our workplace food trucks and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Cyclosporiasis in The United States
The following background information on Cyclosporiasis in the United States is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series [1]   (Primary references are available on request) Cyclosporiasis is the least common reportable protozoan infection in the United States.  In 2008, the reported disease rate among 10 states was 2.25 per 100,000 population. The true incidence of food-borne cyclosporiasis in the United States has been estimated at 11,407 to 19,808 cases per year (15 hospitalizations), accounting for 0.1% of all food-borne illness. Approximately 42% of cases are imported. 1,11...
Source: GIDEON blog - August 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Source Type: blogs

Madeline ’ s Wheat Belly success . . . in a real world
Madeline shared her story on our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page. Her experience highlights many important aspects of this lifestyle, but especially how health can be transformed by sticking to this lifestyle and not being confused by “gluten-free” foods, the misguided advice of doctors, and overcoming stress that is inevitable in everyone’s lives. Her reward? Magnificent transformation in her health and appearance, all achieved by rejecting conventional dietary advice. “I’m posting to show that not everyone looses at the same speed–don’t be discouraged. I l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle asthma diabetes gluten grains skin rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

April in Paris: Voyager Avec Enfants (Day One)
For the past six years, we'd spent the kids Spring Break in Hilton Head, SC. It was a great family tradition--we'd rent a house on the beach with pool, the kids would play in the sand and swim every day, we'd cook, do a lot of reading, relax--it wasthat kind of thing. Simple, fun, kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing. However, now that my kids are getting somewhat older, we're trying to push ourselves a little bit more with our travel (in the somewhat limited time we have, around our work schedules and the kids school), and so after a very successful trip to London last summer, we decided,you know what, let's just go for it,and ma...
Source: the underwear drawer - April 3, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michelle Au Source Type: blogs

Fat Blasters: Ketosis ’ best friend
After elimination of virtually all dietary carbohydrates/sugars, the key to achieving physiologic ketosis is to maintain high fat intake. Not increased protein intake that can, in fact, “turn off” ketosis, since liberal protein intake modestly increases blood insulin and sugar levels, thereby undoing the process that generates ketosis. The key is to increase fat intake and thereby feel satiated and turn off all desire for carbs while not provoking insulin release. If accelerated weight loss or breaking a weight loss plateau is among your goals, increased fat intake—counterintuitively—encourages mobi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle carbs fat blasters gluten grains ketosis low-carb Source Type: blogs

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2016
I ’m on “vacation” this week, working remotely from the farm, so no Wednesday blog post, but here’s the Unity Farm update.I always tell my staff that management is balancing scope, time and resources.  To much scope and not enough makes resources very grouchy unless they are augmented.The same thing is true about managing a farm.  Unless you set a scope that is achievable with the resources you have, the time (defined as the seasons in the farming year), living things, including your own well being, will suffer.As we plan for 2017, something we ’re doing during my slack time thi...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - August 18, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

Unity Farm Journal - First Week of July 2016
When running a farm you sometimes feel like MacGyver - given a few 2x4s, a piece of hardware cloth, and a box of bags, create a compost bagging machine. Every year, we produce about 10,000 pounds of organic compost from alpaca manure (a 16:1 carbon to nitrogen ratio) and timothy hay (a 45:1 carbon to nitrogen ratio), resulting in a perfect blend of Unity Farm “Llama beans” which has a 25:1 carbon to nitrogen ratio.   Alpaca compost has been described as “gardener’s gold” because of its perfect balance of nutrients.    One cubic foot weighs 33 pounds, so we can produce 300 bags f...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - June 30, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

Valentine Veggie Parties
I often have parents who want my sessions to focus on helping kids learn to eat healthier foods, especially vegetables. On the journey to developing the oral motor skills necessary for biting, chewing and swallowing a variety of vegetables, simply interacting with these foods via food crafts and food play develops a positive relationships with Brussels sprouts, carrots and more.  Holidays offer ideal opportunities for food play, especially Valentine’s Day. From classroom parties to neighborhood get-togethers, Valentine’s Day is traditionally a sugar-fest of red, pink and white candy, frostin...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - February 2, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melanie Potock MA Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Feeding Disorders Swallowing Disorders Source Type: blogs

Raspberry Cheesecake Fat Blasters
Recipe from the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Fat Blasters are bite-sized wallops of healthy fat that give you a feeling of fullness without triggering insulin—the hormone of weight gain—thereby allowing weight loss to proceed unimpeded, or even accelerating the process. Fat Blasters are high in calories and high in fat grams—and that’s good! Fat Blasters can be eaten as a snack, or you can eat two or three (or more) as a meal replacement. (In general, of course, you should be sure to have real, whole foods for most meals to ensure full nutrient intake. Fat Blasters are meant to be an occasional c...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Lose the Grains, Save Some Green: An excerpt from Wheat Belly Total Health
Here’s an excerpt from the new Wheat Belly Total Health book to be released September 16, 2014. What’s there left to say after the original Wheat Belly knocked the socks off the dietary community with its upsetting revelations? Plenty! Remove this dietary poison, made worse by the shenanigans of agribusiness, and full health does not return right away–more needs to be done. The conversations in Wheat Belly Total Health show you how to take the reins and regain health as fully as possible, even if your health struggles include conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or failed...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 3, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly books gluten grains Grasses Total Health Source Type: blogs

Everyday Life: July 2014
We went down to Dunfermline to visit the in-laws and I spent the whole weekend sneezing and crying. Good ol’ Fife pollen. We got the royal tour of the allotment… It’s unrecognisable from the weedy wasteland we inherited back in 2011. It’s now crammed with tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, leeks, onions, carrots, pumpkins, broad beans, peas, rhubarb, courgettes and even wee apple trees. David and Mary have put so much hard work into it. Meanwhile back in Inverness there’s only one plant in our little rental back yard, but it&r...
Source: The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - August 5, 2014 Category: Other Conditions Authors: shauna Tags: Everyday Life Source Type: blogs

Unanimous Supreme Court Correctly Stops Police from Searching Peoples’ Entire Lives Willy-Nilly
Ilya Shapiro In its ruling today in Riley v. California, the Supreme Court unanimously established a clear new rule for police-citizen interaction: The police can’t, without a warrant, search the digital information on cell phones they seize from people they arrest. This is a big deal because it means that being arrested for, say, not paying a speeding ticket, will no longer open you up to having your entire life examined by law enforcement. Unlike the satchels and billfolds of yore, people now carry essentially all their private documents with them at all times: address books, financial and medical records, ph...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 25, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs

The Real Breakfast of Champions
Start The Day The Right Way! The American Heart Association shared this excellent breakfast parfait recipe (see below).  Starting the day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast can make your day happier and healthier.   A good breakfast combines protein, complex carbohydrates, and a little healthy fat keeps hunger at bay and fuels your body for the morning.  Skipping breakfast, as I mention in this article on Answers.com, can increase your risk of heart disease.  In addition, consistent timing of meals is important in maintaining a healthy metabolism. Going too long without food puts stress on t...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - June 16, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Award Winning Blog Heart Health healthy diet strategies heart healthy diet tips nutrition Source Type: blogs

Those amazing little kidneys
Years ago I was a dialysis nurse and I could not believe what I learned about these little organs in your body and how they actually work.  First let’s note that these are bean-shaped and about the size of a fist.  The kidneys are located near the middle of the back, on each side of the spine.  Kidneys, if healthy, are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; they are like a built-in water treatment plant!  Their main job is to filter the blood – to maintain a balance of water and chemicals.  Every day these amazing little organs filter out about 2 quarts of wastes and fluid in the form o...
Source: Nursing Comments - March 13, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Stephanie Jewett, RN Tags: Advice/Education General Public Home/Articles Nursing/Nursing Students Patients/Specific Diseases acute blood loss AKI ARF chronic kidney disease diabetes dialysis end-stage renal disease high blood pressure Kidneys poison Source Type: blogs

Wheat Withdrawal Zinger
Here’s a smoothie that contains many of the ingredients helpful to get you through the process of wheat withdrawal, the unpleasant withdrawal process from the gliadin-derived opiates in wheat. Once you remove the health disruptive effects of wheat, there are efforts necessary to regain full health. This will be a topic that I will discuss in a number of Wheat Belly Blog posts in coming months (as well as provide topics for another Wheat Belly book to be released September, 2014). We begin with this Wheat Withdrawal Zinger, a smoothie packed with nutrition that corrects some common nutrient deficiencies of former whe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 27, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat withdrawal Source Type: blogs

eos Organic Smooth Sphere Lip Balm: Look at the label
Trying to crack into the top 10 best selling beauty products on Amazon.com this week is this eos lip balm. What makes it organic? Let’s look at the label. As you can see from the ingredient list below, these eos products are  based on the following: Natural oils for moisturizing (coconut, olive and jojoba) Beeswax for body and stiffness Shea butter for moisturizing also for thickness Natural flavors (peppermint, raspberry and vanilla) If organic sourced ingredients are important to you then you might consider this product. However, you’ll be sacrificing some degree of efficacy since these products lack t...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Beauty Biz Natural Source Type: blogs

Meatless Monday Recipe: Whole Wheat Banana, Pumpkin & Flax Pancakes
Happy Meatless Monday! This week I wanted to share a decadent, delicious and healthful recipe from my intern Alexandra’s blog inmybowl.com for make-ahead whole wheat banana, pumpkin & flax pancakes. YUM. These pancakes are packed with fiber, protein and fluffy pumpkinny deliciousness, and the best part is you don’t have to wake up early on a Monday morning to enjoy them. There is nothing better than sleeping in on the weekend and starting the day with something a little decadent. You and your family can savor that feeling every day of the week with this quick recipe that can be made ahead in one l...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - November 11, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: food nutrition recipes breakfast health healthy recipes meatless monday pancakes vegan vegetarian Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm - Reflections on our First Year as Farmers
While I'm traveling in Asia, my wife Kathy is running the farm, ensuring that all our animals are healthy, our last few harvest duties are done, and our preparations for winter have begun.Before I left, I did everything possible to minimize her tasks.   I installed heating panels in the duck house so that she could move the duck babies from the brooder to the outside world.   I harvested mushrooms from all our fruiting logs.  I added yeast and nutrients to our fermenting apple cider.  I secured all our gates, cleaned the barn, and finished moving all our building materials into the hoop house.Think...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - October 11, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs

Gisele Had an Aw-Worthy Breakfast
Don't even pretend that those berry eyes and banana grin aren't making you crack a smile right now. How cuuute (say it with two syllables) is this healthy breakfast that Gisele posted on Insta this morning? (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - October 9, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Celebrity Gisele bananas berries blueberries breakfast fruit raspberries strawberries Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm - The Mushroom Harvest Begins
Last night was 39 degrees and we're wrapping up all the projects of summer since fall officially begins this Sunday.We've picked our early apples (Honeycrisp and MacIntosh) and are watching our late apples (Empire) ripen quickly.Our blueberries and raspberries are already preserved.Squash, beans, and root vegetables are picked and sitting in our drying racks.We're finishing the construction of our hoop house for winter vegetables (more about that next week).All our summer babies have been born - 73 guinea fowl in 3 batches.   We've moved the 4 week olds into the coop and sold the second batch to a farm near Rhode...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - September 19, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs

Top 5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better and Stay Healthier
Many adults today suffer insomnia. If not that, they rarely have a restful night's sleep. They are usually restless, cannot seem to find a comfortable position to sleep in, and are easily distracted by odd sounds that are common at night. There are also people who get enough hours of sleep, and yet they wake up tired, sluggish, and wanting to crawl under the covers again. The usual solutions are to get a prescription from a physician (for those who are diagnosed to be insomniacs), and to change the bed for a moderately softer mattress—preferably, ones stuffed with memory foam. Pillows that are too soft or too hard a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adana Baro Tags: health and fitness self improvement diet insomnia productivity tips sleep sleep better Source Type: blogs

Wheat Free Market: Baking Mixes!
Wheat Free Market just released their new Baking Mixes: Ginger Spice, Chocolate Chip, Mixed Berry, and Flaxseed Wrap! Gary at Wheat Free Market sent me a batch to try. These mixes are meant to be quick and easy ways to have a tasty and hefty quick muffin made in the microwave, or to bake them up in the oven in a few minutes without having to assemble the ingredients. Each single-serve packet makes 1 large muffin in the microwave or two medium-sized muffins in the oven. (Or two flaxseed wraps per packet.) (An egg and a tablespoon of milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or cream are needed.) Here are a couple of my efforts. This...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 31, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Free Market Foods Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm - The Year of Produce
I skipped my Unity Farm post last week due to the events in Boston that required undivided attention.2012 was the year of animals at Unity Farm since we acquired our herds and flocks from May to August of that year.   2013 will be the year of produce as we create the mushroom farm, orchard, and hoop house.Last weekend, after the Marathon related events subsided I finished cutting the 220 oak logs needed for the Spring inoculation of 11 types of Shitake and the 72 poplar logs needed for cultivating 6 types of Oyster mushrooms.Using 85% shade cloth, my wife and I built the 10x30 foot shade house pictured above. &nb...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - April 25, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm - Planting the Orchard
As Spring approaches, Kathy and I are diligently planning the fruits and vegetables of Unity farm. Our first year on the farm was about creating infrastructure and building the animal herds. Our second year will be about expanding the scope to include an extensive orchard, raised beds, a greenhouse, a hoop house/high tunnel, and mushroom farm. We're working with the town of Sherborn on an overall land management plan, respecting all wetland borders, setbacks, and regulations.   They town already approved the cutting of poplars for the mushroom farm. We've resurveyed the entire property and marked all wetland borders/b...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - March 7, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm - Naming the Landscape
I'm a great admirer of Edwin Way Teale's Pulitzer prize winning work about his travels across the United States during the four seasons and about his last 20 years of life on an old farm in northeast Connecticut. I was recently asked to keynote a conference at the Mohegan Sun and took the road less traveled so that I could visit Teale's property, which is now an Audubon preserve.Trail Wood is very similar to Unity Farm -  We have woodland, meadow, wetland, streams, and pasture.     I've created about a mile of trails thus far and we're busy crafting place names like Forgot-me-not marsh, Bluebird meadow, and ...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - February 21, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs

Strawberries look like Valentines
Just a short post to wish you a very happy and healthy Valentine's Day.  As I was looking at the picture of the Strawberries in the header of this blog, I thought about how much like the heart a strawberry standing on it's end looks.  In fact the Raspberries in the picture in this post are similar. Did you ever notice?  They are pretty little fruits.  In a few short months, Strawberries will be "in season", but some of you are enjoying some strawberries dipped in chocolate today, perhaps.  And toward the middle of the summer, our wild Raspberry bushes will be producing, I dream of su...
Source: Happy Nutritionist's Nuggets - February 15, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Heart Attack Valentines Day Raspberries Heart Health Strawberries Source Type: blogs

Does Raspberry Ketone Promote Weight Loss?
Raspberry ketone is an aromatic compound found in red raspberries. It's extracted and used in perfumes and cosmetics and it's also used as a flavoring agent in some fruit-flavored foods. ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Nutrition)
Source: About.com Nutrition - February 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Source Type: blogs