Healthy Living Tips
When he was just nine years old, Sergei Boutenko was diagnosed with diabetes. He was told by his physician that he had to go on insulin immediately. However, his mother his mother, Victoria Boutenko, did not want to accept the fact that her son will be dependent on synthetic insulin for the rest of his life. She set of to search for a decided to find a natural solution to her son's problem.
During her research, she stumbled onto the raw food diet and decided to switch her whole family to raw foods. The results were remarkable for the whole family, including Sergei, who overcame his diabetes and is now living disease-free.
However, eating raw foods was not easy, and when searching for ways to make it more enjoyable, she stumbled upon green smoothies. She was so excited about how delicious they were and how easy they were to prepare, that she decided to popularize them so that more people could reap the benefits. She wrote several books and is now known as the "Queen of Green Smoothies".
Listen to Sergei as he talks about overcoming diabetes:
It seems like you hear people talking about eating a healthy diet all the time. Everybody is concerned about their weight and good health.
However, it seems that almost everybody is focusing on the protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Those who are a little more into health, may also focus on Omega 3s, Vitamin D, and calcium.
Especially, if someone finds out that I'm eating (and recommending) a 100% plant-based, vegan diet, they ask questions, like, "where do you get your protein" or "where do you get your calcium?"
What I want to ask is: Where do YOU get your GREENS???read more
Did you know that heart disease is the major killer in the U.S.? The scary thing is that it affects not just older people, but even younger individuals are at increasingly higher risk of developing heart disease during their life.
The reasons are many, but the bottom line is heart problems can be avoided by sticking to healthy diet (meaning whole plant foods: vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, legumes and whole grains), as well as active lifestyle.
Three most important ways in which you can control your heart disease include regular exercise and the food that you consume. Foods that are good for heart should be included in your diet and you should stay away from unhealthy stuff. This infographic lists the foods that are beneficial for heart.
A lot of people hear the word “cholesterol” and assume it’s something that they need to get rid of. But in fact, just like blood sugar, your body naturally produces cholesterol and it will be in your body no matter what you eat or do. Health problems may start when your cholesterol levels become too high, and more often than not it’s due to overeating of fatty and high cholesterol foods coupled with other unhealthy habits. That is why it’s important to test your cholesterol levels periodically and educate yourself on...read more
*** Sign Up For FREE Ebook *** Share this with your friends! Share To enjoy a long and healthy life, and prevent diabetes, everyone should make lifestyle choices that include a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining normal weight. The combination of inactivity and eating the wrong foods is the second most common preventable cause of death in the United States (right after smoking cigarettes). Diabetes Prevention Diet The diet that is optimal for diabetes is optimal for overall health too. It introduces a way of eating that...read more
If you are even vaguely interested in health and nutrition, then you’ve probably heard a lot advice about the importance of eating fish and fish oil benefits. Articles and entire books have been written about the wonderful omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil – not to mention the various brands of dietary supplements that are now available for purchase. However, the are some important considerations that are usually missing from this well-meaning advice, with health risks due to rising fish toxicity and collapse of entire marine...read more
I know people who have literally changed their lives just by adding Green Smoothies into their daily routine. Great for weight loss, digestive health, supporting the immune system, to restore normal blood sugar level, normal blood cholesterol, relieve constipation, clear acne, and just as a healthy and filling snack.read more
If you are interested in living a healthier life, one of the things you would need to do is make sure that you protect yourself from cardiac disease. The reason for this is that these days, conditions of the heart are responsible for the majority of deaths in the world. This means that if you can protect yourself from them, you will drastically increase the chances of living a long and healthy life. Other benefits of doing this include the fact that you are less likely to spend large amounts of money on taking care of cardiac conditions....read more
It is natural for people to reach a certain age and then start experiencing a certain level of hair loss, however, this statement must not be taken as an absolute, since there are people who live over a hundred years, and their hair remains strong and intact. For the youth, losing hair can be considered a disaster, and this might lead them to hiding from society, or looking for adaptive measures such as shaving it all off, or looking for artificial hair to replace it. Women are the most sensitive when it comes to hair loss, and this is...read more
Kidney stones can cause the most agonizing pain felt in a person’s entire life. Some people even compare it to the pain of childbirth. While these stone-like materials may pass unnoticed through the urinary tract, some larger ones can become lodged in the ureter or in the urethra, thereby causing extreme pain. Understanding Kidney Stones Kidney stones are hard, stone-like formations that develop in the kidneys. They are common in most individuals and may pass through the urinary tract without being noticed as they are painlessly...read more
It is true that when a person thinks about the IFBB body builders, they miss out on why you ought to visit the gym. Going to the gym is not necessarily about ensuring that in the end, you look like one of the IFBB body builders. Just as specialists lay emphasis on healthy diet, body building in the gym is just another normal way of how people live. The gym activity ensures you eat well and keep your body in good condition. The gym definitely is the place where you can develop your muscles further. The following reasons should alter your...read more
Living healthy and remaining well does not just happen, it is a lifestyle that has to be nurtured. It will require some sacrifices as well as efforts to make it happen. Below are a few anecdotes on keeping healthy. 1. Have good eating habits – Get all the nutrients the body needs through a healthy plant-based diet. This ensures a healthy heart, brain and a well functioning immune system. 2. Sleep well every night – Adults require seven to nine hours daily while school children need ten to eleven hours. It should be in utter...read more
One of the most traumatic things that can happen to a parent is the discovery that their child is on drugs or has a drinking problem. Most parents react with shock, anger and confusion when they make this discovery, and many of them go into denial. If you discover that your child is involved in any negative habits, you should remain calm as you confront him or her and try to solve the problem. It is important for the child to feel that your concern comes from a place of love. The following steps are important when dealing with the problem. 1....read more
There are numerous reasons that lead patients to go for laser hair removal. Some use this procedure because they are simply tired of ingrown hair soon after waxing, while others opt for this method because shaving themselves is tiring, or causes severe itching and even scaring. Still others opt for this procedure because their hormones have gone out of control leading them to grow hairs in unwanted areas. Athletes prefer this method since it is tedious and boring to have to shave their whole body every time. Clearly, there are enough reasons...read more