Healthy diets

DASH diet guidelines

The DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed for those with hypertension or prehypertension; hypertension is the medical term for blood pressure. It is a low salt diet plan with additional benefits designed to reduce blood pressure. Not surprisingly, the concepts of this diet could be followed by anyone on a healthy […]

Cardiac diet

Cardiovascular health is an important part to an individual’s overall well being. The cardiac diet is prescribed for those who are at great risk for a heart attack or who have already had one. Conditions that put an individual at risk for a heart attack are high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and previous heart attack; […]

ADHD diet

ADHD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common syndrome seen in many children worldwide. It is a chronic condition that can continue to adulthood. Common symptoms, usually seen before seven years of age, include inattention, impetuous behavior, and hyperactivity. Researchers believe that the most plausible reason behind ADHD is heredity – that is, it runs in the […]

IBS diet

If you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’ve also probably been given lifestyle changes to make to accommodate for it. One of those accommodations, a serious one, is the diet. Irritable bowel syndrome is a fairly common problem, especially in women who have reached age 20, so we are way ahead in the […]

Low sodium diet

Salty foods have become a large part of the American diet; with packaged and processed foods a household staple and a salt shaker a part of every meal, it seems there’s no way to avoid it. Wrong! Sodium intake is a completely controllable part of the diet, you just have to know what changes to […]

Rheumatoid arthritis diet

There is a diet for everything: low carbohydrate, high fat, high protein, the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, and more. Ask any doctor, and he or she will probably tell you that there are certain foods that will further irritate a condition called rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joins and surrounding tissues). So the […]

Good nutrition for kids

It would be wrong to say that nutrition is most important during childhood because good nutrition is essential throughout life, especially during times of distress, disease, and pregnancy; however, during childhood, the focus on nutrition is paramount in getting your kids to grow strong and healthy and to develop as they should. While you may […]

Macrobiotic diet

The macrobiotic diet is an approach consisting of Eastern medicine principles; in other words, it is very holistic and natural. The ideas that unite such a diet fall into step with those health-minded individuals who desire both physical and spiritual well-being, the major focus being on yin and yang foods. Some people say this is […]

Foods that reduce inflammation in the body

Inflammation in the body comes in many forms and is a result of many things. Heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis, bacterial or viral infections, acid reflux, candidiasis, acne, and other diseases are all common culprits of inflammation. In fact, in most cases, it is chronic inflammation. Inflammation, whether it is chronic or temporary, […]

Gall Bladder Diet

The gall bladder is an organ which is situated close to your liver. It is a very important organ as it is responsible for some of the most essential human functions. It is mostly used for storing digestive juice and concentrating it. The digestive juice is also a very important part of a body’s functionality […]

Longevity diet

Back in 1935 a study was conducted on mice to find out what would happen to them if they were on a calorie restricted diet. The results were astonishing. The rodents that were given all they wanted to eat every day ended up dying long before the ones that were on a diet that was […]

Low glycemic diet

When it comes to healthy eating guidelines, there is quite a variety in them. But one thing that all of these varieties have in common is the key nutritional message of eating low-GI. The Glycemic Index (GI) suggests consuming carbohydrates with a more complex molecular structure, such as starch, rather than consuming the simple ones […]

Raw vegan recipes

Whether you are just converting to veganism or you’ve been part of the vegan community for years, here are some delicious recipes that will satisfy your palate. Breakfast Pumpkin Bread 1 cup barley, soaked 2-3 days (rinse daily) 2 cups soft wheat, sprouted 1 day 1 ½ cups fresh pumpkin puree ½ orange 1 teaspoon […]

Healthy breakfast foods for kids

We all know that in the mornings there is zero time for dawdling. Sometimes it feels like a miracle when you finally have the kids out the door after they’ve been woken up, dressed, and fed. Imagine this: the whole family, including those once-cranky kids, wakes up happy as can be, makes it down in […]

Gastritis diet

Gastritis is a specific medical term for an inflammation of the stomach lining. There are many reasons why someone may suffer from gastritis and these include drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes, taking drugs for pain relief, high levels of stress and taking medication for arthritis. Gastritis will come about due to the stomach lining […]

Multiple sclerosis diet

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent disease that affects the central nervous system, with millions of people worldwide suffering from it on a daily basis. With so many people suffering from it, you should not feel alone in any way, and there are many things you can do to improve your condition simply by […]

Heart healthy diet

A heart healthy diet is centered on the idea of keeping the good cholesterol high (HDL cholesterol) and the bad cholesterol low (LDL cholesterol); it also works to prevent heart disease. Some cholesterol is naturally made by the body, and this happens more often when you eat certain foods that contain saturated fats or trans […]

Autism diet recipes

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects nearly 1.5 million people in America. For some with autism, certain foods can have a negative effect, leading to additional behavioral issues; omitting these foods from the diet will consequently have a positive effect. Those with ASD that show signs of food intolerance or food allergies need to have a […]

Fruit and vegetable diet

A diet consisting of only fruits and vegetables can be very effective if done safely. There are some issues with this type of diet as it will become very difficult to get enough protein each day. You could use dietary supplements to provide any of the lacking vitamins or minerals if necessary. Most people will […]

HCG diet recipes

The HCG diet is a very strict dieting strategy that severely limits caloric intake. This is actually an understatement because the diet allows only 500 calories per day. This restriction, along with daily injections of a synthetically produced hormone, HCG, gives the diet its uniqueness. The original idea was that it would help men and […]

High blood pressure diet plan

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer. It is known as such due to the fact that many people never know they have the disease until they have a severe complication of it. High blood pressure affects over 72 million adults in the United States on average. That means that on average every […]

Anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation is the normal response that the body’s immune system gives when subjected to trauma, stress, illness, or injury. It involves pain, swelling, heat, and redness of the affected organ or tissue, and sometimes even farther out than the infected area. When the immune response is not able to be turned off, it results in […]

Paleolithic diet

There are so many diets out there today that people have tried. Many of us are constantly looking for the next new diet that can help us lose weight, feel better and look great. Some of the diets work and some of the diets do not. Many of the diets are completely for advertisement and […]

Anti-cancer diet

A person’s diet can play a big part as to whether they are predisposed to cancer or not. In fact, according to a recent study that was done at Harvard up to 30% of all cancer and even cancer deaths can be attributed to diets that are full of animal food sources. There are some […]

Top 10 healthiest foods

A common misconception when it comes to healthy eating is that healthy food has a characteristically indescribable taste: HEALTHY. Well, dismiss that frame of mind right now and never let it return; that is an utterly false belief. Healthy is not synonymous with gross. Quite frankly, healthy foods come in all shapes, sizes, and tastes, […]

Lemonade diet

The Lemonade Diet is the basis of the Master Cleanse fasting system, and it has become very popular in Hollywood. It was created by Stanley Burroughs, a now deceased naturopath. He created it to assist people in fasting and ridding their body of toxins. In addition to the toxins released and removed by the Lemonade […]

Candida diet

Candida albicans is a yeast that lives in either the digestive tract or the vagina. People that have this condition will need to maintain safe candida levels and part of doing so requires going on the candida diet. If you do not take proper precautions the yeast could develop to be much more severe so […]

Gout diet

Your body can do some weird things. Gout is a great example of some of the amazing, and painful capabilities your system has. Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid within the body. This uric acid results in the development of small crystals that find a resting place within your joints. Since these […]

Insulin resistance diet

An insulin resistance diet is a diet that typically requires a low consumption of carbohydrates and a moderate consumption of proteins and fats. These are the main macros/nutrients that are important to focus on when creating a diet for insulin resistance. This type of diet is used as a treatment method for those with insulin […]

Interstitial cystitis diet

The foods that you eat and the diet that you follow play a crucial role in controlling both the symptoms and the severity of interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is a painful bladder condition that causes the individual to feel like they have to relieve their on a frequent basis. The pain from interstitial cystitis can […]