Warnings: The chronic use of anthraquinone laxatives or their indiscriminate use in teas sold to help reduce weight has created many problems that have led to warnings from the FDA. In 1995 the FDA’s Food Advisory Committee recommended that herbal products carry a statement to warn the public. Read the rest of this entry »
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Bulk-forming Laxatives: The bulk-forming laxatives have become the mainstay of the management of irritable bowel syndrome. They are particularly useful in this condition because in addition to relieving constipation, their hydrophilic properties help in the formation of stool that controls diarrhea as well.5 Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a brand-new sweetener in town and it’s the first non-caloric sweetener made from sugar! That’s right! It isn’t saccharin, aspartame or isomalt. Read the rest of this entry »
How do I balance my cardiovascular and my strength objectives? I am 49 years old, I weigh 200 pounds and am 6 feet 3 inches tall. My body fat is less than 11 percent. I bike four or five times a week for 45 to 60 minutes and do weight training three times a week. Read the rest of this entry »
The great thing about beans is that they are not full of fat or calories! Beans are an incomplete protein, which simply means that you must combine the beans with another incomplete protein in order to make one complete protein. You do not have to do this at the same time, or at the same meal, as your body stores the protein. Read the rest of this entry »
For years the general public has held a fear of beans. Perhaps it is the embarrassing “gassy” effect that beans have on the intestinal tract. That gas is good news!
It shows the fiber in the bean is doing its job! The gas is evidence the roughage is being moved through your intestinal tract, as it should be; it isn’t sitting there in your intestinal tract for days (and allowing toxins to develop), as is the case with meat products.
One thing many people experience is weakness during a cleansing. This is because your body only has so much energy. During this time, its focus is on purifying and eliminating toxins and dead tissue, so it can make way for healthier regenerated tissue. If, at this time, you add any of the things you’ve eliminated, such as coffee or tea containing caffeine, you will stop the process. Read the rest of this entry »
Any time you transition into a new food program and remain consistent, you will experience some changes (which is the purpose, now, isn’t it?). The better the program, the more severe the symptoms tend to be, as higher quality and more easily digested foods assist the body in releasing and discarding stored toxins and lower grade materials in order for the body to build new and better tissue. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you want to lose inches and keep them off forever? Millions of Americans, adults and children, have been trapped into an unruly world of obesity or excessive pudginess. By doing things the old fashioned way or the right way, you may in fact be able to break free from this trap.
Obesity or simply an overweight problem occurs when energy intake is more than energy expenditure (i.e. sedentary lifestyle). This lifestyle can lead to all types of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, high blood cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc. Read the rest of this entry »