Category Nutrition

Tombak’s Rules for a Healthy Diet

March 13, 2015 Nutrition

healthy diet

Mikhail Tombak, author of several bestsellers about health and healing using natural cures graduated from the Faculty of biology and chemistry of the Russian University and was head of the Centre for Health Sciences in Moscow.

Approaching a holistic health system, in his most famous books “Can We Live 150 Years?” and “Cure the Incurable”, Tombak recommends internal body cleansing, exercise, breathing properly, eating less, drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juice, using sauna and taking care of our thoughts and emotional needs in order to live a longer and better life.

In his book “Can We Live 150 Years?”, Tombak states a few principles for a healthy diet. Some of them are easy to follow, for others it takes more time and will to carry on. Here they are:

1. Eat only local food or...

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Fertility Foods

January 5, 2014 Nutrition

pregnancyThere are many studies which have shown that nutrition can have an impact on ovulation and a healthy pregnancy. Depending on the foods we choose – the so-called fertility foods – they can protect the egg and sperm from free radicals and give the baby the nutrients he needs for a healthy start. Or, on the contrary, they can harm fertility.

It seems that the food we eat today can impact the health of the egg/sperm within the next 90 days and that many of the anovulation cases can be solved by making changes in the diet. According to a Harvard research, women who made changes in at least five lifestyle factors, including their diet, reduced the risk of infertility caused by ovulatory disorders by more than 80 percent...

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Properties of Himalayan Salt

October 16, 2013 Nutrition

Himalayan saltAt first glance we might be tricked into thinking that salt is just salt, so it’s all the same. But this isn’t actually true. Besides the salt that we usually find in hypermarkets, which contains chemical substances, there is one kind of salt with special properties: Himalayan salt. It is considered the purest salt in the world, being extracted from the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan, without any mechanical devices.

Common salt is very poor in minerals. It contains mostly sodium chloride, iodine and even sugar. Being processed at very high temperatures, it becomes a salt that the body sees as an invader – the sodium chloride. According to some studies, the body wastes a lot of cellular water trying to neutralize the sodium chloride in table salt...

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Watermelon – Refreshing and Healthy

September 10, 2013 Nutrition

watermelonWatermelons are delicious and refreshing. On top of that, there are more and more studies showing that they are also very healthy.

The red color of watermelons is given by lycopene, the same component responsible for the red color of tomatoes. They are also rich in beta carotene, vitamin A and C. Both lycopene and beta carotene are associated with lower risk of cancer, probably because they boost the antioxidant levels. Moreover, research published in the American Journal of Nutrition showed that higher intake of lycopene in men reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

According to the same source, a 6 weeks treatment with watermelon extract in obese subjects helped reduce their blood pressure...

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The Wonders of Chia Seeds

August 11, 2013 Nutrition

chia seedsChia seeds are little black and white seeds that have been used as early as the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures. The word “chia”means strength in the Mayan culture.

They are frequently used in raw vegan nutrition but their health benefits should give everyone enough reasons to try them. Chia seeds are so nutritious and healthy that they are considered one of the so-called superfoods. A complete source of protein with all 8 amino acids, rich in omega 3 fats, fiber, minerals and antioxidants, this precious food can be added to yogurt or soups. It can also make a delicious pudding for breakfast when combined with water, your favorite fruit, a bit of honey and a pinch of cinnamon.

Chia seeds are gluten free and have surprising benefits for your health...

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10 Foods that Can Lower Your Cholesterol

June 8, 2013 Nutrition

oatmeal lowers cholesterolMedicines which keep the bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoprotein) under control can have unwanted side effects. On the other hand, diet plays an important role in maintaining our health and overcoming diseases. Healthy oils, fibre, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, nuts are good allies in the fight against the bad cholesterol.

Here are 10 foods that have been found to lower cholesterol numbers.

Oatmeal & oat bran, whole grains – A bowl of oatmeal and one banana contain around 2.5 of soluble fiber which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Barley and other whole grains can fight cholesterol as well.

Fibre – Beans, peas, lentils and other pulses are rich in soluble fibre. During the digestion process, which is longer than for other foods, the fiber removes the ...

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Eating, Juicing or Blending?

May 15, 2013 Nutrition

juicing or blendingQuestions about nutrition are never simple and always get more than one answer. Whatever the question, we often find passionate opponents and supporters of the same idea. One of these controversial questions is which is best: eating, juicing or blending fruits and veggies? Although eating seems to score best, with practically no cons, let’s take one at a time. The analysis of pros and cons only refers to homemade juices and smoothies, because bottled juices might contain preservatives or other not so natural ingredients.

Juicing – Pros

Nutrients in juice are better and faster absorbed – although often mentioned, it seems that there is no clear evidence to assert this or the contrary...

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Cherries – Deliciously Healthy

April 30, 2013 Nutrition

cherriesCherries are so great that you can enjoy them simply for their taste. But on top of that, they are also very healthy. So, if you love cherries you will be happy to know that research showed they have many positive health effects. And if you don’t love them, maybe you will come to reconsider.

One of the studies was conducted by dr. Russell J. Reiter, professor of neuroendocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, quoted by Bob Trott. The study revealed that tart cherries contain melatonin, a hormone produced by the body and considered able to fight insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin soothes the nervous system, thus having positive effects in case of neurosis and headaches.

Cherries are rich in antioxidants, which are responsible for a great deal of their benefi...

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The Vegan Bible: The China Study

April 18, 2013 Nutrition

veganThe vegan diet, like many facts about nutrition, is subject to many debates. While some “traditional” medicine doctors and nutrition specialists consider vegans to lack essential nutrients from animal proteins, others say the contrary. If you are interested in healthy eating you are probably familiar with “The China Study” written by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell MD. The book offers clear and concise arguments in favour of a plant-based diet.

Briefly, the authors examine the relationship between animal protein consumption and several chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. One of the most complex study on nutrition was made in China...

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Raw Food Diet – Pros and Cons

March 31, 2013 Nutrition

rawfoodThe raw food diet is trendy ever since a number of celebrities like Demi Moore, Madonna, or Gwyneth Paltrow have embraced it. Raw vegan diet promoters are very excited about its benefits, which are indeed quite appealing. On the other side, there are voices who claim that it is based on several misconceptions.

The raw food diet is a plant based diet in which the food is not cooked over 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in order to preserve the enzymes. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetable milk, sprouted grains are either eaten fresh, dehydrated or fermented. That is why they sometimes talk about the live food versus dead food. Raw foodists consider that during cooking the enzymes and a great deal of essential vitamins and minerals are lost...

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